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RollsRoyce wants to shatter the electric plane speed record

first_img From dusk til Rolls-Royce Dawn 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan: Elevating the SUV 39 Photos Share your voice Enlarge ImageRolls-Royce’s ACCEL electric racing plane takes inspiration from both the old and the new. Rolls-Royce/YASA When people think of Rolls-Royce, they very rarely think of it as being a brand on the cutting edge of technology. That’s probably because they’re thinking of that other Rolls-Royce, the one that makes cars. The Rolls-Royce that deals with aircraft is always looking forward and the latest proof of that comes in the form of its electric racing plane.Rolls’ electric racing plane was first announced earlier in 2019, and while on the face of things, its 500 horsepower rating and propeller-style propulsion may seem a bit old-fashioned, ACCEL as it’s known is anything but. In fact, Rolls-Royce plans to use it to set a speed record.45846734524-98fb54d989-kwebEnlarge ImageThe ACCEL from Rolls-Royce and YASA looks an awful lot like a racing plane from the 1930s. Rolls-Royce/YASA ACCEL — which stands for “accelerating electrification of flight” — makes use of several unique design ideas to further its record-breaking agenda. The 750-volt battery pack being used in the racer features 6,000 individual cells that together will offer 200 miles of range. To spin its single low-speed propeller, ACCEL uses three lightweight electric motors, stacked together which deliver a combined 500 hp.The shape of the plane is reminiscent of the racing monoplanes of the 1930s and 40s, as well as the sleek fighters employed by the Allies during World War II. This means that ACCEL features a sleek mono-wing design with a long and narrow fuselage that should allow the modestly-powered aircraft to exceed 300 miles per hour. Rolls-Royce Comments 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan in the wilds of Wyoming 6:32 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan review: The top-shelf SUV Bentley’s first SUV is a 187-mph, all-terrain luxocrat Now playing: Watch this: 2 More From Roadshow The current electric plane speed record was set in 2017 by Siemens at 210 mph, but Rolls-Royce hopes not only to smash that record but beat its own 343 mph speed record from the 1930s set by a Supermarine S6.B powered by a special Rolls Royce R racing engine.The record attempt is currently slated to take place sometime in 2020 in the UK. Electric Cars Car Industry Tagslast_img read more

Microsoft wants Project Scarlett to focus on frame rate and playability

first_img See It The 28 best games on the Xbox One Amazon Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X Microsoft In the console space, generational leaps are traditionally associated with increased visual fidelity. Think about the jump from the Nintendo 64 to the GameCube or the original PlayStation to the PlayStation 2.Those leaps have grown increasingly incremental in recent years and, with the upcoming Project Scarlett, Microsoft is focusing on how games play as opposed to how they look. To be specific, Microsoft is concentrating on improving frame rates, according to Xbox head Phil Spencer”I think the area that we really want to focus on next generation is frame rate and playability of the games,” Spencer told CNET sister site GameSpot in a series of exclusive interviews. “Ensuring that the games load incredibly fast, ensuring that the game is running at the highest frame rate possible.”The idea of “playability” is quite nebulous, but Spencer seems to be referring to the notion of games running as smoothly as high-end PCs and reducing loads times as much as possible. That’s slightly different than the goals of current-gen consoles like the Xbox One X, which was focused on hitting 4K resolutions.”The thing that’s interesting is, this generation, we’ve really focused on 4K visuals and how we bring both movies through 4K Blu-ray and video streaming, and with Xbox One X allowing games to run at 4K visuals will make really strong visual enhancements next generation. But playability is probably the bigger focus for us this generation. How fast do [games] load? Do I feel like I can get into the game as fast as possible and while it’s playing? How does it feel? Does this game both look and feel like no other game that I’ve seen? That’s our target.”Another priority for Microsoft: backwards compatibility, or the ability for Project Scarlett to play all your old games.”Making sure that all four generations of content… all run on the next platform is important to us. We want to respect the games that you’ve bought from us.”GameSpot currently has a broad series of articles with Xbox head Phil Spencer talking about the future of games and Microsoft’s role in that future. Check them out here. CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Share your voice See it Post a comment $319 Microsoft Xbox One X Tags Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Microsoft Nintendo $369 28 Photos Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Gaming Culture 0last_img read more

Arab Summit finds no solution to Qatar crisis

first_imgArab officials and foreign ministers pose for a photo during the Meeting of the Foreign Ministers preparatory to the 29th Summit in Riyadh. Reuters Meta:The Gulf crisis, which has seen Qatar isolated by Saudi Arabia and its allies, is not on the table at the upcoming meeting of Arab League states, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Thursday.“The solution of Qatar will be within the GCC,” or the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told reporters in Riyadh ahead of the Arab Summit.He was responding to an AFP question on whether the crisis was on the agenda at the meeting on Sunday, which is hosted by Saudi Arabia and joins 21 of the 22 Arab League member states.Syria is technically a member of the league but has been suspended from the summit since 2011 over the government’s role in the war there.Qatar has confirmed its attendance at the Saudi summit.The 10-month Gulf crisis pits Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain against Qatar. It is the worst crisis to ever hit the Gulf, home to both the world’s largest exporters of oil and liquified natural gas-Saudi Arabia and Qatar respectively.Riyadh and its allies broke off relations with Doha in June, accusing it of fostering close links with Tehran and supporting Islamist extremists. Qatar denies the charges.The boycott includes the closure of the small Gulf state’s only land border with Saudi Arabia.Saudi media close to the government this week announced the kingdom planned to dig a canal the length of its border with Qatar, to turn its peninsula neighbour into an isolated island.The planned canal, dubbed “Salwa”, is “funded entirely by Saudi and Emirati private sector investment under full Saudi authority,” Sabq Online Newspaper reported on Monday.The Saudi government has not issued a denial.Kuwait, a member of the GCC, has led mediation efforts in the crisis-to no avail-with the support of the United States.US President Donald Trump had initially supported the Saudi-led economic blockade on Qatar, but aides-mindful of the pivotal role that the Al Udeid Air Base outside Doha plays in US Middle East operations-have since convinced him to take a more moderate approach.Trump met with the Emir of Qatar at the White House on Tuesday, barely one year after alleging Doha funded terrorism at a “high level” and less than two weeks after meeting with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.The president on Tuesday dubbed the Qatari emir a “friend” and “great gentleman”.last_img read more

AFRO and Morgan State Celebrate Milestones

first_imgOn Nov. 8 The AfroAmerican Newspaper, in conjunction with Morgan State University, will host a symposium entitled “125 Years of Speaking Truth to Power.” The symposium will highlight the 125 years of the AFRO, with a focus on how the paper has covered presidential administrations, as well as Morgan’s 150th anniversary.Jake Oliver, CEO and publisher of the AFRO said, “I want people to get a sense of the enormous amount of history the AFRO has written about over the past 125 years. While it will be impossible to address all of the major historical events the AFRO has covered within the short time of the symposium, my hope is that those who attend will nevertheless come away with a deep appreciation of why a Black newspaper is critical to the progress of the American Black community.”Dewayne Wickham, dean of Morgan’s School of Global Journalism & Communication, said, “The Afro American Newspaper has had a long and impactful history of speaking truth to power. It has been the voice of Black America and the conscience of White America.”Oliver was interviewed on camera by Morgan representatives ahead of the symposium. Clips of the interview will be played during the symposium and then the panelists will react to Oliver’s comments. The discussion will cover five historical periods and the impact and influence each period had on Black America.The panelists for the symposium are journalist and filmmaker Tony Harris, writer and contributor Lauren Victoria Burke and professor and political analyst Dr. Jason Johnson.On the role of the Black press going forward Oliver said, “The role of the Black Press in the 21st century will continue to be the reporting of the news that involves and impacts the Black community. It will furthermore serve as a forum where Black thought can be aired and debated through editorials, commentaries, blogs, videos etc. It also must continue to promote issues important to the Black community at large, and to defend against the types of threats against our civil rights the coverage during the past 125 years so clearly dramatizes as having been too often threatened in innumerable ways.The symposium is one of many events to mark the celebration of the AFRO’s 125 years. Other events throughout the year include a concert at Morgan State University by Anthony Brown and group therAPy on Nov. 12 (ticketmaster.com), Ms. Santa in Dec., Character Education in Feb. and AFRO Clean/Green Block in 2017. The celebration culminates with the AFRO’s 125 Gala in 2017.last_img read more

EU Approves Revamped Copyright Rules Which Would Force Internet Companies to Proactively

first_imgThe final wording of the EU’s overhauled copyright rules includes the controversial Article 13, which would require internet platforms like YouTube and Facebook to proactively block uploads of copyrighted material. The provision has been supported by European producers and the music industry.Article 13 would require internet services with at least 5 million average monthly users to “demonstrate that they have made best efforts” to prevent the upload of content flagged as copyright-protected by rights holders, per the final text of the rules. When there are no licensing agreements between an internet platform and right holders, the platforms will need to make best efforts to obtain an authorization. The “best efforts” verbiage had been criticized by European film and TV groups as too lax.The intent of Article 13 is to let creators and actors in entertainment space “have more control over the use of their content uploaded by users on these platforms and be remunerated for it,” according to the EU. The proposed rules protect individual users’ fair use of copyrighted material, for example, in memes or parodies; also, students and teachers will be able to use copyrighted materials in online courses.In addition, under Article 11 of the new copyright code, European news outlets will receive a new right to “facilitate the way they negotiate how their content is reused on online platforms.”Google and YouTube have been staunchly opposed to the new EU regs, arguing that they will lead to unintended consequences that stifle expression.In an initial statement, YouTube said: “Copyright reform needs to benefit everyone — including European creators and consumers, small publishers and platforms. We’ll be studying the final text of the EU copyright directive and it will take some time to determine next steps. The details will matter, so we welcome the chance to continue conversations across Europe.” Popular on Variety European Union negotiators agreed Wednesday on codified language in a new set of sweeping copyright-reform rules — including a provision that would mandate YouTube and other internet platforms block copyrighted material when it’s uploaded. YouTube in particular has been particularly vigorous in opposing the proposed changes to the laws.The finalized text of the rules must next be formally confirmed by the European Parliament, which holds elections this May, as well as the Council of the EU. After that, the EU’s member states will have 24 months to adopt the new rules into their national legislation.“To finally have modern copyright rules for the whole of EU is a major achievement that was long overdue,” European Commission VP for the digital single market Andrus Ansip said in a statement released Wednesday. “The negotiations were difficult, but what counts in the end is that we have a fair and balanced result that is fit for a digital Europe: the freedoms and rights enjoyed by internet users today will be enhanced, our creators will be better remunerated for their work, and the internet economy will have clearer rules for operating and thriving.” ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Article 13 “threatens the livelihoods of so many creators in Europe and around the world,” YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki wrote in a blog post last week. Presumably, Google and YouTube’s lobbying efforts will now shift to focus on members of the European Parliament to vote down the rules.In September 2016, the European Commission proposed to modernize the two-decades-old EU copyright rules in order “for European culture to flourish and circulate.” In December 2018, EU co-legislators agreed on new rules to make it easier for European broadcasters to make certain programming available on their live TV or catch-up services online.last_img read more

Lighting problem means trains cant stop at station for second time in

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: 7.50pm: Lighting has now been restored at Kidsgrove. East Midlands and Network Rail have both confirmed. Trains can now call at the station. Trains are unable to stop at a town’s railway station this evening – for the second time in four days. A lighting problem at Kidsgrove railway station means trains are unable to stop there. So far East Midland trains and Northern Rail are both reported to be affected – with rail transport being arranged to the town from both Stoke-on-Trent and Macclesfield. There is no word yet on whether London Midland, the third company that serves Kidsgrove, is affected. Passengers travelling to the town are being advised to get off at Stoke-on-Trent station, where alternative transport is being arranged. The issue follows a similar incident affecting trains travelling to and from the station on Saturday evening. A spokesman for East Midlands Trains said: “Due to a problem with the station lighting at Kidsgrove, services between Derby and Crewe will not be calling there until further notice. Read MoreGovernment confirms city teachers to get help paying off student debt “We are arranging alternative transport from Stoke on Trent.” A Network Rail spokesman added: “Trains are unable to call at Kidsgrove due to a problem with station lighting. “Customers should travel to Stoke-on-Trent.”last_img read more

6 new tours from KapohoKine Adventures on Hawaii island

first_img6 new tours from KapohoKine Adventures on Hawaii island Share Tags: Hawaii, KapohoKine Adventures Monday, August 20, 2018 Posted bycenter_img KapohoKine Adventures, a leading eco-adventure tour operator on Hawaii island, has launched six new tours out of Kona and Hilo.The new tours supplement the company’s standing menu of adventures, including the popular ‘Historic Hilo Bay and Waterfalls by Kayak Tour’ and ‘HeliZippin’ Volcano’. All tours have been slightly modified due to the current lava flow, and will continue to be as needed for dialing conditions.“Hawaii island has always been more than Hawaii Volcanoes National Park,” said Tony DeLellis, co-owner of KapohoKine Adventures. “The challenges of the current lava flow provided the opportunity to expand our tour offerings and come up with creative adventures that showcase the diversity of the entire island and the fun of discovery.”The new tours are as follows:Cap’n Cook by Land and Sea: This tour starts with a tasting at the 24-acre Bay View Farm, which is nestled above Kealakekua Bay. From there, guests will head to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historic Park and then take a high-speed zodiac raft to explore sea caves and lava tubes. They’ll also snorkel in Kealakekua Bay and see the monument to Captain Cook. This tour is priced at US$299 (Hilo) and $240 (Kona), plus tax, per person, and includes roundtrip transportation and deli lunch.Kings, Kohala and Paniolo: This tour explores the significance of the Hawaiian Islands’ first ruler and the pioneers of today’s vibrant ranching community. Highlights include Pololu Valley, picture-perfect Hawi town, a scenic drive along the spine of Kohala Volcano, and learning about the paniolo lifestyle in Waimea. This tour is priced at $229 (Hilo) and $170 (Kona, plus tax, per person and includes roundtrip transportation and lunch.Hamakua Heritage: Beginning in the sacred Waipio Valley, this tour includes a leisurely stroll through the town of Honokaa, a stop at Laupahoehoe Point, an easy walk to the 442-foot Akaka Falls, and a tour of the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden. This tour is priced at $129 (Hilo) and $199 (Kona0, plus tax, per person and includes roundtrip transportation and deli lunch.Waipio Valley, Credit: KaphoKineLaupahoehoe Point, Credit: KaphoKineEvening Volcano Explorer: This popular classic has been redesigned to accommodate access restrictions at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hilo guests will see two of the island’s most spectacular waterfalls before exploring Kaumana Caves. Kona guests will see how lava rock was used to construct ancient temples, taste coffee grown in volcanic content, and visit the famous Painted Church. Both tours end with sampling wine grown from shallow volcanic topsoil at Volcano Winery. This tour is priced at $149 (Hilo) and $199 (Kona), plus tax, per person and includes roundtrip transportation and lunch, plus dinner for Kona guests.Hawaii Volcanoes National Park & Waterfalls Explorer: This full-day adventure includes a visit to a 24-acre coffee farm, a stop at the Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (the only area currently accessible), and a leisurely stroll along Punaluu Black Sand Beach. It winds down in the quaint town of Hilo and a stop at Rainbow Falls and Akaka Falls. This tour is priced at $229 (Kona) plus tax, per person, and includes roundtrip transportation and lunch.Lava Boat Adventure: Aboard the 800hp Ohana vessel, this adventure takes guests along the Hilo and Puna coastline before rounding the easternmost point in Hawaii. The boat captain will find 30-45 minutes of safe viewing before returning to Hilo. This tour is priced at $250 (Hilo) plus tax, per person. Add-on options include a helicopter flight for an additional $215 plus tax, per person, and eight lines of ziplining for an additional $139 plus tax, per person.For more information go to KapohoKine.com. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Rep Cole votes in support of bill for additional funding to repair

first_img Categories: Cole News 21Feb Rep. Cole votes in support of bill for additional funding to repair Michigan roads Legislation helps northern Michigan and entire stateState Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona today voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.“Fixing our Michigan roads is a top priority,” Rep. Cole said.  “We have additional funding to repair Michigan roads this year and we can improve our roads without waiting for another budget cycle.”The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.Estimated local allocations include Antrim County ($349,034), Otsego County ($388,355), Charlevoix County ($335,661), Montmorency County ($239,020) Oscoda County ($248,242), Bellaire ($9219), Elk Rapids ($16,480), Ellsworth ($6104), Mancelona ($11,561), Central Lake ($8655), Gaylord ($29,960), Vanderbilt ($7290), Charlevoix ($24,296), Boyne City ($36,444), East Jordan ($21,347), and Boyne Falls ($4091).The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.###last_img read more

•  Switching gears a nuclear deal with Iran could

first_img •  Switching gears, a nuclear deal with Iran could send oil prices lower… Iran and six world powers (the US, the UK, Germany, China, France, and Russia) are trying to resolve a 12-year dispute over Iran’s nuclear program. The deal on the table would allow Iran to enrich uranium for power generation only. The US and its allies don’t want Iran to build a nuclear bomb. The two sides have been negotiating for almost two years. They were hoping to reach a deal by today, but now the BBC reports that negotiations will likely continue over the weekend. Reuters says a deal “could be the biggest milestone in decades towards easing hostility between Iran and the United States.” A deal could also cause oil prices to drop… Right now, Iran is under strict sanctions. The United Nations won’t let countries sell weapons to Iran. And the European Union won’t buy oil or natural gas from Iran. As a result, Iran’s oil exports have fallen from 2.2 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2011 to just 1.2 million bpd today. In January 2013, Iran’s oil minister said oil sanctions were costing his country between $4 and $8 billion per month. Iranian officials say oil exports could nearly double, to 2.3 million bpd, if the two sides agree on a nuclear deal and the US and its allies lift the sanctions. Iran is the sixth-biggest producer of oil in the world, and it has the fourth-largest oil reserves. If it doubles its exports, it will add over 1 million bpd to an already oversupplied market. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), a cartel of 12 oil-producing countries that includes Iran, is already producing 31.28 million bpd. That’s its highest rate of production since August 2012. The price of oil is down 49% since June 2014 and 12% in just the last month. •  Back in the US, a huge company is raising prices… Starbucks (SBUX), the largest coffee chain in the US, just announced it will raise prices on most of its drinks by 5 to 20 cents. Starbucks isn’t raising prices because coffee is getting more expensive. The price of coffee beans has dropped 44% since last October. Instead, it’s increasing prices to pay for rising wages and rent prices. And it’s not the only big company dealing with rising costs… Walmart, the world’s largest private employer, announced in February that it would give raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid employees. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, and Gap are also planning similar wage hikes. For now, rising wages aren’t causing prices to rise much. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), a government measure of inflation, showed a 0% inflation rate in May. But we prefer to use data from the Billion Prices Project (BPP) to measure inflation. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management created the BPP. It collects the prices of 5 million items sold by hundreds of retailers in order to estimate inflation. Right now, the BPP also says inflation is low. This chart compares the CPI to the PriceStats Inflation Gauge, an inflation index calculated using data from the BPP: Are US ATMs Next to Fail? It’s more likely than you think. Economist reveals stunning evidence… Read more At 11:32 a.m. ET on Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) broke. The NYSE is the largest stock exchange in the world. Investors couldn’t buy or sell stocks on the NYSE for nearly four hours. Trading resumed at 3:10 p.m. The NYSE’s management blamed a technical glitch. It assured investors that the outage wasn’t due to a cyberattack on NYSE computers. It was the worst malfunction of a major stock exchange since the “Flash Freeze” of 2013, when stocks stopped trading on the Nasdaq for over three hours. •  The NYSE outage added to a crazy week… Earlier this week, we told you that the Shanghai stock market had plummeted 28% since June 12. It was the worst crash in Chinese stocks in two decades. We also showed you how Chinese stocks are extremely volatile. They go through huge booms and huge busts. On Thursday, Chinese stocks switched from bust to boom. After dropping a stunning 19% in one week, the Shanghai soared 11% on Thursday and Friday… its biggest two-day rally since September 2008 during the global financial crisis. We’re not impressed. We pointed out yesterday that the Chinese government has halted trading on 51% of all mainland Chinese stocks. A rally in a market where investors can’t sell 51% of stocks is totally meaningless. – According to both the CPI and BPP, prices only rose by about 0.2% from May 2014 to May 2015. When we do get meaningful inflation, it’ll likely show up in the BPP before it does in the CPI. We’ll be watching both… and we’ll tell you when we start to see inflation.center_img This could wipe out MILLIONS of Americans If you hold any of your savings in the U.S. dollar or you own any assets priced in our currency (like stocks or bonds), then you absolutely must see this urgent warning now. Recommended Links —last_img read more

A disabled access expert has questioned why 10 Dow

first_imgA disabled access expert has questioned why 10 Downing Street – which has one of the most iconically-inaccessible front doors on the planet – has been presented with a high-profile access award.Images of the front entrance to the prime minister’s home and offices – with its two steps to the front door – are shown every day all over the world.But despite staff needing to bring out a portable ramp if a wheelchair-user wants to enter the grade I listed building through the front entrance, 10 Downing Street was presented with an award at last month’s Blue Badge Style Awards.The awards recognise venues that have “made an effort to attract guests with disabilities”, and those nominated are rated on their style, facilities and accessibility, with other winners including the Ritz Carlton in Wolfsburg, Germany, the Beaumont Hotel in Mayfair, and the Dandelyan cocktail bar on London’s South Bank.The citation for the “above and beyond” award said that 10 Downing Street had “pulled out all the stops” on access.Historic England – the government-sponsored public body responsible for “championing England’s heritage” – told Disability News Service this week that it had advised the Cabinet Office on recent access improvements to the building, including a new internal lift, but that so far there had had been no discussions about the steps at the front entrance.Tracey Proudlock, founder of the leading access consultancy Proudlock Associates, and a former government adviser on disability equality, questioned why 10 Downing Street had been handed an award.She said the need to use a ramp at the front door showed that 10 Downing Street had not gone “above and beyond” on access, and she contrasted it with the “great thinking” that had gone into the “creative” access work at Canterbury Cathedral.Proudlock said that front doors are often symbolically important on access.She said: “In terms of Number 10, it is where you deliver your petition or go in to get your new ministerial job.“I think the entrance to Number 10 is really symbolic.“At any front door, disabled people don’t want to be treated differently and that is still happening here.“No matter how quick they are at deploying a temporary ramp, it’s still not an inclusive provision.“Getting out a portable ramp isn’t really a modern approach to providing inclusion.”Proudlock said that just because a building had grade I listed building status, that did not mean that features such as steps to a front door could not be removed.She added: “When big decisions on access are taken, they have to involve disabled people, and at the moment often they do not.”Earlier this year, she wrote in her blog how the Bank of England had come up with an ingenious solution to provide level access at its historic front entrance.She wrote: “If front entrance access can be achieved at the Bank of England – built in 1734, when most disabled people would have been in the workhouse or infirmary – it can be done in a lot more places…“Everyone blames everyone else for why it ‘can’t be done’ or ‘isn’t worth doing’.“Important public buildings, however historic, are no less important to members of the public who happen to be disabled.”A Number 10 spokeswoman said: “Downing Street is committed to accessibility and we have undertaken a programme of works over recent years to make sure this historic building is accessible to all who visit.”This includes improved accessible toilets, “increased ramping”, and a new lift providing access to the state rooms.She said: “We’re proud to have these efforts recognised by the Blue Badge Style Awards.”She said the front door was “manned by a custodian constantly, meaning that it is accessible 24/7 to those who require the use of a ramp”.But she had failed to say by noon today (Thursday) whether there had been any discussions about removing the steps at the front entrance.Historic England confirmed that the Cabinet Office was “rolling out a programme of improvements to the grade I listed complex to proactively address disabled access”.She said: “Historic England advised on the recent installation of the award-winning lift [inside] Downing Street and regularly discusses listed building alterations with Cabinet Office.”Another spokeswoman added later: “There have not yet been any formal discussions with Cabinet Office about alterations specifically to the front steps of Number 10.“The accessibility audit is still being worked through and we will continue to advise as necessary.”Fiona Jarvis (pictured, outside 10 Downing Street), founder of Blue Badge Style and a wheelchair-user herself, said the award recognised the effort made by 10 Downing Street in recent refurbishments.She said in a statement: “They now have stylish toilets for people with disabilities on every floor and stairs that turn into a lift, allowing people with disabilities to get from the main building to the rest of the rooms more easily.“Immediately you arrive they come out with a portable ramp, which means you can negotiate the iconic front steps which are tied by a grade I listing. “More than anything it’s their attitude to doing their best for people with disabilities that won them the award.”Asked why the award had been given when the front entrance was so clearly inaccessible to wheelchair-users, a spokeswoman said that Jarvis “recognises the issue with the steps, but her experience was that [because] they got the ramp out so quickly, there wasn’t a problem getting in to the building”.last_img read more

Aloft Hotel Adds SiriEquipped Rooms

first_img Enroll Now for $5 August 29, 2016 David Murphy Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Aloft Hotel Adds Siri-Equipped Rooms –shares Next Article Add to Queuecenter_img This story originally appeared on PCMag Hey Siri, fluff my pillow and make sure I’m awake at 7 a.m. for my workout. And make me a coffee at 6:55 a.m. so I can wake up to that sweet aroma, slam it and run out the door. Now, tell me a bedtime story.That’s an ambitious list of tasks for Apple’s digital assistant, but some vacationers will soon get a chance to have Siri serve as their digital butler if they’re staying at either the Santa Clara or Boston Seaport Aloft Hotel. If you’re in one of the hotel’s new Siri-equipped rooms, you’ll get an iPad to play around with that comes with a customized app that lets you control many of the room’s options by yelling “Hey Siri.” “Forget the phrase ‘at the touch of your fingertips.’ Today’s early adopter, hyper-connected global traveler wants a level of personalization unlike ever before, and that means being able to control their hotel experience with the sound of their voice. We’re thrilled to be the first hotel brand to bring voice activation to our guests in this way, using Siri to control room temperature, lighting and more during their stay,” said Brian McGuinness, global brand leader at Aloft Hotels, in a statement.Personalized welcome screens on the aforementioned iPads will help guests familiarize themselves with what they can (and can’t) do by yelling at Siri. It’ll also be the way in which each guest (or one guest, speaking on behalf of the room’s occupants) gets the iPad to recognize his or her voice for “Hey Siri” commands.Once set up, guests will be able to use Siri to control their room’s temperature (thanks to the room’s HomeKit-enabled Ecobee thermostat), adjust the room’s Philips Hue lighting, turn music on and off (so long as guests sign into their iTunes accounts on the iPad first) and figure out various attractions to visit around their particular hotel. It stands to reason that guests will also be able to use Siri for most of the conventional requests they might normally use Siri for: setting alarms, figuring out complex mathematics and other queries like that.Aloft will reset the iPads upon checkout. Image credit: PC Mag 2 min read Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Sirilast_img read more

Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners Constant Contact

first_img Eventbrite App MarketplaceEventbrite’s APIhubspotMarketing TechnologyNewsSurveyMonkeyTechnology Previous ArticlePantheon Launches Community and Advocacy Program for Drupal and WordPressNext ArticleClear Software and Automation Anywhere Announce Strategic Partnership Welcome to the Eventbrite App Marketplace and Our New Partners: Constant Contact, Gift Up!, Lennd, and Prism MTS Staff WriterApril 19, 2019, 3:05 pmApril 19, 2019 We’re unveiling the Eventbrite App Marketplace, the next iteration of what we formerly called Eventbrite Spectrum. With a brand new look and feel, the Eventbrite App Marketplace was reimagined to make it even easier for event creators to find and leverage 100+ trusted apps to help them save time, run events more efficiently, and, ultimately, sell more tickets.More specifically, beyond the fresh coat of paint, the interface has been re-designed to be easier for creators to discover apps, and the revamped documentation and guides help make it faster and easier for developers to build with us. The beauty of the Eventbrite App Marketplace is that all of the apps play seamlessly with Eventbrite’s platform, connecting with the simple click of a button. This means that creators have the power to extend and tailor the functionality of the Eventbrite platform to suit the specific needs of their business.Matt Whitlock from Northern Nights Music Festival comments: “Our festival has been around for seven years, and during that time we’ve made great use of the apps that integrate with Eventbrite. Apps like Mailchimp Sync, ToneDen, and Social Ladder’s Ambassador Program are highly valuable tools that help us both broaden the reach of Northern Nights Music Festival with attendees, and throw a successful event from start to finish.”Marketing Technology News: OpenText Invests and Drives Growth in Asia Pacific RegionTo unearth and deliver the best solutions we work closely with our diverse community of partners, developers, and creators to build a more adaptable and powerful global ticketing and event technology platform. Adding to an already solid lineup of leading software partners and platforms like HubSpot for marketing, sales, and service software, SurveyMonkey for collecting feedback, and ToneDen for automated social marketing; We’re excited to welcome four new app partners:Constant Contact: Constant Contact makes it easy for creators to build professional emails to promote events, track registrations, send follow-up emails, and import registrants as email contacts. Creators can also easily add event content to any email template with a simple drag-and-drop tool and can seamlessly transfer contacts from Eventbrite to Constant Contact.Gift Up!: Gift Up! is a simple way for creators to sell gift cards on their own website for events listed on Eventbrite. With this integration, the Gift Up! app automatically tracks and syncs the sold gift cards as discount coupons in a creator’s Eventbrite account and the result is an easy gift card purchase process for the gift-giver, and a simple experience for the receiver.Lennd: Lennd is an event management platform for festival creators that manages credentials and ticket requests for vendors, sponsors, artists, media, and staff. With this integration, creators can quickly spin up forms to facilitate requests and approvals for event access and sync the collected data into Eventbrite.Prism: Prism is committed to simplifying the complex process of booking live music and comedy shows, managing rooms, and routing tours with one source of truth so event creators can be more efficient and successful. With this integration, Prism helps bring various pieces of event management into a single, consolidated system all within Eventbrite.Marketing Technology News: Pegasystems Honored with Multiple Awards for Helping Organizations Digitally Transform Their BusinessEventbrite continues to invest in the platform to make it as easy and as simple as possible for partners and developers to build with Eventbrite.Adrian Taveras from Prism shares: “I evaluate numerous integration opportunities throughout the live music technology space. Our experience with Eventbrite’s API and Eventbrite’s partner program has been best-in-class. The API is incredibly well-documented and robust which has enabled us to deploy our deepest integration to date with a ticketing partner. I often reference Eventbrite’s API to new partners developing new endpoints.”This is just the beginning for the Eventbrite App Marketplace. There will be more to share as we continue to build it out to further extend the power of the Eventbrite platform.Marketing Technology News: HG Insights Partners with Forrester to Expand Worldwide Technology Adoption Coveragelast_img read more

High negative pressure controls dispersal of airborne dust in hospitals renovation sites

Source:http://www.uef.fi/-/high-negative-pressure-limits-dispersion-of-airborne-contaminants-in-hospitals-and-renovation-sites Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Dec 17 2018Maintaining a high negative pressure in airborne infection isolation rooms of hospitals (over -10 Pa) and in renovation sites (over -5 Pa) effectively limits the dispersion of airborne contaminants and dust, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows.Inhaled airborne particles at work can cause adverse health effects, and this is why it is important to prevent exposure to them. Moreover, the control of contaminants released from internal sources within an enclosed workspace also plays an important role in protecting other persons working in or occupying adjacent areas from adverse biological and chemical exposure.Better ventilation is needed in hospital anteroomsThe containment capability of airborne infection isolation rooms, AIIRs, was studied by measuring air change rates of the patient room and anteroom, pressure differences, contaminant removal, and contaminant transmission during door openings and human movement. The researchers used a tracer gas method to simulate the release of infectious agents from a patient.The findings indicate that a high air change rate in AIIRs does not ensure efficient removal of infectious agents in the breathing zone of a healthcare worker. Instead, the local airflow patterns are more important. A high mean negative pressure between an AIIR and its surroundings was shown to significantly limit particle transmission outside an AIIR. An anteroom aided in controlling the particle transmission.”In practice, however, the dilution is not effective enough – at least not in the anterooms we studied. Generally, a health care worker does not stay in the anteroom for more than 2-3 minutes. To achieve at least 90% contaminant removal, the minimum air change rate requirement of 40 1/h would be needed after entering the anteroom. This would enhance the total containment of an AIIR,” Early Stage Researcher Anna Kokkonen from the University of Eastern Finland explains.Local exhaust ventilation is important in renovation sitesThe dust containment capability of renovation sites was studied by measuring pressure differences and dust concentrations (filter samples and real-time monitoring) simultaneously from the renovation sites and their adjacent areas. The researchers also investigated the effect of using on-tool local exhaust ventilation on limiting the dispersion of dust, and they studied the efficiency of a short-term water misting method in airborne particle removal. The method was applied after the work was completed to limit the dispersal of airborne dust that had not been captured in real-time by source controls.Related StoriesFeeling safe and good sleep at night matter most to sick kids in hospitalRaw meat can act as reservoir for bacteria associated with hospital infectionsBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryThe results indicate that maintaining a continuous negative pressure over -5 Pa limits the dispersion of dust outside a renovation site. Enclosure containment was achieved by sealing the junctions between the temporary and existing partitioning structures to obtain better airtightness and by building an airlock between the enclosure and adjacent areas. Although the renovation sites studied were at times under positive pressure, no dust dispersion outside an enclosure was observed, when the mean target concentrations at the renovation sites remained <4 mg/m3 for inhalable dust and <1 mg/m3 for respirable dust. The study indicates that the use of on-tool local exhaust ventilation (LEV) has an important role in dust containment when an enclosure fails to maintain negative pressure, e.g., during door openings and human movement. Almost three times lower dust concentrations are expected outside an enclosure with LEV use during dust-producing tasks.The study shows, with respect to the premise of avoiding harmful wetting of surfaces, that short-term misting after a dust generating task is an effective measure to control the dispersal of airborne dust in enclosed workspaces. The method supplements on-tool source control measures since misting substantially captures airborne dust that is not captured in real-time by source controls."The misting method could be used in environments where effective air change for airborne dust removal is otherwise not possible," says Early Stage Researcher Anna Kokkonen from the University of Eastern Finland. read more

Mumbai building collapse updates Death toll reaches 11 many feared trapped

first_img Check Latest UpdatesKEY UPDATES22:36 ISTMumbai collapse report released by MHADA22:11 IST11 killed as Mumbai building collapses 20:23 ISTMumbai building collapse: Death toll reaches 1019:39 ISTNDRF rescues 6 victims19:10 ISTDongri building collapse very tragic: Amit Shah condoles death of 719:06 ISTList of deceased and injured18:46 ISTDocuments show redevelopment plan was on cards18:34 ISTMumbai building collapse: Death toll reaches 718:20 ISTMumbai building collapse tragic, says Amit Shah18:03 ISTBMC commissioner visits Kesarbhai building collapse site17:49 ISTUnfortunate, says Congress leader Milind Deora17:19 ISTDeath toll in Mumbai building collapse reaches 517:14 IST3 teams of NDRF are at the spot 17:11 ISTNames of the deceased:16:54 IST4 confirmed dead16:47 ISTPray for the well-being of those trapped, tweets Priyanka Gandhi16:41 ISTPM Modi condoles loss of lives16:05 ISTBoth MHADA and BMC have blamed each other for the building collapse15:23 ISTVIDEO: Woman rescued from under debris15:20 ISTIndia Today TV accesses 2017 BMC report on Dongri building15:03 IST12-15 people still trapped15:01 IST12 dead in Dongri building collapse14:53 ISTDongri building collapse: List of similar tragedies from past in Mumbai14:42 ISTCollapsed building did not belong to MHADA14:26 ISTWill probe why builder did not redevelop building: Housing board chief14:25 IST12 killed14:13 ISTBuilding was 100 years old: CM Devendra Fadnavis14:08 ISTMumbai building collapse in pictures14:02 ISTMumbai building collapse: What we know so far14:02 ISTDongri building received a NOC for redevelopment13:58 ISTDramatic visuals of rescue ops on TV13:56 ISTTimeline of events13:47 ISTIs MHADA responsible?13:46 ISTCasualties start piling up13:35 ISTBMC opens shelter13:34 ISTNarrow lane hampers rescue ops13:30 IST2 confirmed dead13:28 ISTNCP blames CM Devendra Fadnavis13:26 IST2 killed13:24 ISTBuiding was not on dilapidated list13:22 IST3 NDRF teams deployed13:17 IST40 trapped in Mumbai building collapse (Photo: AP) 23:55 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryUpdates to this live blog have ended.22:36 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryMumbai collapse report released by MHADA 22:11 PM IST Posted by Snigdha Choudhury11 killed as Mumbai building collapsesThe National Disaster Response Force said six men, four women and a child were killed while eight were injured.advertisement20:23 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryMumbai building collapse: Death toll reaches 1019:39 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryNDRF rescues 6 victims19:10 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurDongri building collapse very tragic: Amit Shah condoles death of 7The collapse of a building in Dongri, Mumbai is very tragic. My condolences with the bereaved families and prayers for early recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are in full swing. State government, NDRF and local authorities are doing their best to assist people in need.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 16, 201919:06 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurList of deceased and injured 18:46 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryDocuments show redevelopment plan was on cardsIndia Today TV has accessed documents which suggests redevelopment for the said plot was on cards. 18:34 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryMumbai building collapse: Death toll reaches 718:20 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryMumbai building collapse tragic, says Amit ShahThe collapse of a building in Dongri, Mumbai is very tragic. My condolences with the bereaved families and prayers for early recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are in full swing. State government, NDRF and local authorities are doing their best to assist people in need. Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 16, 201918:03 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryBMC commissioner visits Kesarbhai building collapse siteMumbai: Praveen Pardeshi, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner, visited the site of Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri today. 5 people have died in the incident, so far. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/phMajzKMyJ ANI (@ANI) July 16, 201917:49 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryUnfortunate, says Congress leader Milind DeoraMilind Deora, Congress on #MumbaiBuildingCollapse: This is unfortunately something that happens in Mumbai every year during monsoon. You’ll see walls collapse, there are pot holes on roads where people die, young boys fall into manholes. Mumbaikars must ask what the govt is doing pic.twitter.com/a8rYKVlyRD ANI (@ANI) July 16, 201917:19 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryDeath toll in Mumbai building collapse reaches 517:14 PM IST Posted by Snigdha Choudhury3 teams of NDRF are at the spotMaharashtra: Death toll rises to 4 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, Mumbai, today. 3 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations. #MumbaiBuildingCollapse pic.twitter.com/mN23bG9Bmp ANI (@ANI) July 16, 201917:11 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryNames of the deceased:1. Sabiya Nisar Shaik2. Abdul Sattar Kalu Shaik3. Muzamil Mansoor Salmani4. Saira Rehan Shaikh16:54 PM IST Posted by Snigdha Choudhury4 confirmed deadFour people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse. However, news agency PTI in a report from earlier today had quoted housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil as saying that 12 people were killed in the building collapse.16:47 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryPray for the well-being of those trapped, tweets Priyanka Gandhi ?#MumbaiBuildingCollapse Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 16, 201916:41 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryPM Modi condoles loss of livesCollapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra Government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations & assisting those in need: PM @narendramodi PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 16, 201916:05 PM IST Posted by Snigdha ChoudhuryBoth MHADA and BMC have blamed each other for the building collapse15:23 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaVIDEO: Woman rescued from under debris#WATCH Mumbai: A woman being rescued by NDRF personnel from the debris of the building that collapsed in Dongri, today. 2 people have died & 7 people have been injured in the incident. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/tmzV3Dmm7C— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 201915:20 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaIndia Today TV accesses 2017 BMC report on Dongri buildingA 2017 BMC letter to MHADA which details the audit report of the Kesarbai building in Dongri classified the building as “C1. BMC had told MHADA that the building should be “evacuated for demolition at the earliest”. 15:03 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami12-15 people still trappedA National Disaster Relief Force official has said that 12-15 people are still feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed Dongri building.15:01 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami12 dead in Dongri building collapseMaharashtra housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has confirmed that 12 people have been killed in the Mumbai building collapse.14:53 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiDongri building collapse: List of similar tragedies from past in MumbaiThe Dongri building collapse has once again brought Mumbai’s crumbling infrastructure under a magnifying lens. The building collapse is the most recent in a series of similar such accidents that have taken place in the last few years. Read our report on similar such collapses in the recent years.14:42 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiCollapsed building did not belong to MHADAOkay, it turns out that the Dongri building that collapsed does not belong to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. MHADA officials who have reached the building collapse site have released that the collapsed building does not belong to the housing agency. The agency owns buildings adjoining to the one that fell. This particular building belonged to a trust.14:26 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiWill probe why builder did not redevelop building: Housing board chiefMaharashtra’s housing board chief, Uday Samant, has said that the state machinary is currently concentrating on the resuce operation. Samant, while speaking to India Today TV, said that in 2012, a builder had been given a go-ahead to redevelop the Dongri building that collapsed on Tuesday. Why the builder did not carry out the redevelopment will be probed, Samant said. Samant also said that officials from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority should have checked on the building before the monsoon hit Mumbai.14:25 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami12 killedBreaking… 12 people have now been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse14:13 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiBuilding was 100 years old: CM Devendra FadnavisMahrashatra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanwis on has confirmed that 15 families are trapped in the Dongri building that collapsed Tuesday morning. The building was around 100 years old, the chief minister also said, adding that an investigation probing how and why the building collapsed will be carried out.14:08 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaMumbai building collapse in picturesPictures show how horrifying the Mumbai building collapse is. As officials race to rescue the trapped residents, here are photos from the scene.In pictures: Four-storey building in Mumbai collapses, many feared trapped 14:02 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiMumbai building collapse: What we know so farAt least two people have been killed and several more are feared trapped after a building collapsed in Dongri in south-central Mumbai. The Dongri building collapsed before noon in a narrow, congested lane. The narrowness of the lane is hampering rescue efforts in the Mumbai building collapse.Rescue teams are facing difficulty in reaching the site of the building collapse. Teams of the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Fire Brigade and the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed for the rescue operation.The building that collapsed was located on the Tandel Road in Dongri. Dramatic visuals from the Mumbai building collapse site showed locals forming human chains and clearing the debris by their bare hands. A child was also seen being rescued wrapped in a thin sheet.14:02 PM IST Posted by SumedaDongri building received a NOC for redevelopmentThe building was owned by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and its officials reached the site to assess the situation.The name of the building didn’t feature in the recently released dilapidated list.MHADA releases such list every year before the monsoon. MHADA had recently issued a No Objection Certificate to building developers to redevelop the structure.13:58 PM IST Posted by SumedaDramatic visuals of rescue ops on TVTV channels showed dramatic visuals of a child, wrapped in a cloth bundle, being carried out of the debris by rescue workers. There was no word about the child’s condition.13:56 PM IST Posted by SumedaTimeline of eventsTime of incident reported: 11.40 amBuilding: Gr+ at Tandel street, Abdul Hamid Durga, Dongri.NDRF team reaches site at 1.15 pmFive injured 3 in JJ Hospital and 2 admitted to Habib Hospital13:47 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaIs MHADA responsible?The Dogri building that has collapsed was constructed by BSB Developers. A NOC was granted to the builders in 2012. So according to MHADA the building did not figure in their list.No action was taken till now against the builder by MHADA.So both MHADA and Developer responsible?13:46 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaCasualties start piling upAuthorities have confirmed that 2 people have died, 3 have been injured and 5 have been rescued in the Mumbai Dogri building collapse.13:35 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiBMC opens shelterThe BMC has opened a temporary shelter to house those affected by the Dongri building collapse. The shelter has been opened at the Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls’ School, news agency ANI is reporting.13:34 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiNarrow lane hampers rescue opsA short aerial video shot by the news agency IANS shows how difficult it is to carry out rescue operations. The video shows a congested locality in Dongri. A gaping square-shaped hole in a line of rooftops is the location of the Mumbai building collapse. A narrow lane abuts the buildings and the lane is full of people helping in the rescue operations.A four-storey building collapsed in south #Mumbai’s #Dongri area on July 16, with at least 50 people feared trapped in the debris, a #BMC Disaster Control official said.Video: IANS pic.twitter.com/9vhGGbueCU IANS Tweets (@ians_india) July 16, 201913:30 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami2 confirmed deadTwo people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell confirmed the deaths of two people. The cell also said that five people have been rescued so far from the Dongri building collapse.13:28 PM IST Posted by Nishtha GuptaNCP blames CM Devendra FadnavisNCP leader Majid Memon held the CM and the housing body MHADA responsible. “Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and the MHADA are responsible for the Dongri wall collapse. The government is not paying attention. We will raise this issue in Rajya Sabha also,” he said.13:26 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami2 killedBreaking… Two people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse.13:24 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiBuiding was not on dilapidated listInterestingly, the building that collapsed in Dongri, Mumbai was not declared as “dilapidated”. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority had recently released a list of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai. The four-storey Kesarbai building that collapsed in Dongri was not on the list. However, the building had recieved a no-objection certificate for redevelopment.13:22 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami3 NDRF teams deployedThe National Democratic Relief Force has tweeted that it has dispatched three teams to the site of the Mumbai building collapse in Dongri.To speed up the rescue operation one more #NDRF team mobolised.Total 3 teams deployed. https://t.co/KzVFkmMsXd NDRF (@NDRFHQ) July 16, 201913:17 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami40 trapped in Mumbai building collapseA four-storey building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai’s Dongri, trapping more than 40 people. The building collapse took place in a narrow, congested lane in south-central Mumbai’s Dongri. The narrow lane made rescue operations difficult and locals were seen forming human chains and using their bare hands to clear out the debris.The four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai was named Kesarbai and was located on the Tandel Street in Dongri. An aerial shot of the spot showed that the collapsed four-storey building was situated in a congested, crowded neighbourhood with structures on all four sides.Teams of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, Mumbai Police and the National Disaster Relief Force are at the building collapse site and carrying out search operations.38928 23:55 PM IST: Updates to this live blog have ended. 22:36 PM IST: 22:11 PM IST: The National Disaster Response Force said six men, four women and a child were killed while eight were injured. 19:10 PM IST: The collapse of a building in Dongri, Mumbai is very tragic. My condolences with the bereaved families and prayers for early recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are in full swing. State government, NDRF and local authorities are doing their best to assist people in need.— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 16, 2019 19:06 PM IST: 18:46 PM IST: India Today TV has accessed documents which suggests redevelopment for the said plot was on cards. 18:20 PM IST: The collapse of a building in Dongri, Mumbai is very tragic. My condolences with the bereaved families and prayers for early recovery of those injured. Rescue operations are in full swing. State government, NDRF and local authorities are doing their best to assist people in need. Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 16, 2019 18:03 PM IST: Mumbai: Praveen Pardeshi, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner, visited the site of Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri today. 5 people have died in the incident, so far. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/phMajzKMyJ ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019 17:49 PM IST: Milind Deora, Congress on #MumbaiBuildingCollapse: This is unfortunately something that happens in Mumbai every year during monsoon. You’ll see walls collapse, there are pot holes on roads where people die, young boys fall into manholes. Mumbaikars must ask what the govt is doing pic.twitter.com/a8rYKVlyRD ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019 17:14 PM IST: Maharashtra: Death toll rises to 4 in the Kesarbhai building collapse in Dongri, Mumbai, today. 3 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are engaged in rescue operations. #MumbaiBuildingCollapse pic.twitter.com/mN23bG9Bmp ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019 17:11 PM IST: 1. Sabiya Nisar Shaik2. Abdul Sattar Kalu Shaik3. Muzamil Mansoor Salmani4. Saira Rehan Shaikh 16:54 PM IST: Four people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse. However, news agency PTI in a report from earlier today had quoted housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil as saying that 12 people were killed in the building collapse. 16:47 PM IST: ?#MumbaiBuildingCollapse Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 16, 2019 16:41 PM IST: Collapse of a building in Mumbai’s Dongri is anguishing. My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives. I hope the injured recover soon. Maharashtra Government, NDRF and local authorities are working on rescue operations & assisting those in need: PM @narendramodi PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 16, 2019 15:23 PM IST: #WATCH Mumbai: A woman being rescued by NDRF personnel from the debris of the building that collapsed in Dongri, today. 2 people have died & 7 people have been injured in the incident. #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/tmzV3Dmm7C— ANI (@ANI) July 16, 2019 15:20 PM IST: A 2017 BMC letter to MHADA which details the audit report of the Kesarbai building in Dongri classified the building as “C1. BMC had told MHADA that the building should be “evacuated for demolition at the earliest”. 15:03 PM IST: A National Disaster Relief Force official has said that 12-15 people are still feared trapped under the debris of the collapsed Dongri building. 15:01 PM IST: Maharashtra housing minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has confirmed that 12 people have been killed in the Mumbai building collapse. 14:53 PM IST: The Dongri building collapse has once again brought Mumbai’s crumbling infrastructure under a magnifying lens. The building collapse is the most recent in a series of similar such accidents that have taken place in the last few years. Read our report on similar such collapses in the recent years. 14:42 PM IST: Okay, it turns out that the Dongri building that collapsed does not belong to the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority. MHADA officials who have reached the building collapse site have released that the collapsed building does not belong to the housing agency. The agency owns buildings adjoining to the one that fell. This particular building belonged to a trust. 14:26 PM IST: Maharashtra’s housing board chief, Uday Samant, has said that the state machinary is currently concentrating on the resuce operation. Samant, while speaking to India Today TV, said that in 2012, a builder had been given a go-ahead to redevelop the Dongri building that collapsed on Tuesday. Why the builder did not carry out the redevelopment will be probed, Samant said. Samant also said that officials from the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority should have checked on the building before the monsoon hit Mumbai. 14:25 PM IST: Breaking… 12 people have now been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse 14:13 PM IST: Mahrashatra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanwis on has confirmed that 15 families are trapped in the Dongri building that collapsed Tuesday morning. The building was around 100 years old, the chief minister also said, adding that an investigation probing how and why the building collapsed will be carried out. 14:08 PM IST: Pictures show how horrifying the Mumbai building collapse is. As officials race to rescue the trapped residents, here are photos from the scene.In pictures: Four-storey building in Mumbai collapses, many feared trapped 14:02 PM IST: At least two people have been killed and several more are feared trapped after a building collapsed in Dongri in south-central Mumbai. The Dongri building collapsed before noon in a narrow, congested lane. The narrowness of the lane is hampering rescue efforts in the Mumbai building collapse.Rescue teams are facing difficulty in reaching the site of the building collapse. Teams of the Mumbai Police, Mumbai Fire Brigade and the National Disaster Relief Force have been deployed for the rescue operation.The building that collapsed was located on the Tandel Road in Dongri. Dramatic visuals from the Mumbai building collapse site showed locals forming human chains and clearing the debris by their bare hands. A child was also seen being rescued wrapped in a thin sheet. 14:02 PM IST: The building was owned by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) and its officials reached the site to assess the situation.The name of the building didn’t feature in the recently released dilapidated list.MHADA releases such list every year before the monsoon. MHADA had recently issued a No Objection Certificate to building developers to redevelop the structure. 13:58 PM IST: TV channels showed dramatic visuals of a child, wrapped in a cloth bundle, being carried out of the debris by rescue workers. There was no word about the child’s condition. 13:56 PM IST: Time of incident reported: 11.40 amBuilding: Gr+ at Tandel street, Abdul Hamid Durga, Dongri.NDRF team reaches site at 1.15 pmFive injured 3 in JJ Hospital and 2 admitted to Habib Hospital 13:47 PM IST: The Dogri building that has collapsed was constructed by BSB Developers. A NOC was granted to the builders in 2012. So according to MHADA the building did not figure in their list.No action was taken till now against the builder by MHADA.So both MHADA and Developer responsible? 13:46 PM IST: Authorities have confirmed that 2 people have died, 3 have been injured and 5 have been rescued in the Mumbai Dogri building collapse. 13:35 PM IST: The BMC has opened a temporary shelter to house those affected by the Dongri building collapse. The shelter has been opened at the Imamwada Municipal Secondary Girls’ School, news agency ANI is reporting. 13:34 PM IST: A short aerial video shot by the news agency IANS shows how difficult it is to carry out rescue operations. The video shows a congested locality in Dongri. A gaping square-shaped hole in a line of rooftops is the location of the Mumbai building collapse. A narrow lane abuts the buildings and the lane is full of people helping in the rescue operations.A four-storey building collapsed in south #Mumbai’s #Dongri area on July 16, with at least 50 people feared trapped in the debris, a #BMC Disaster Control official said.Video: IANS pic.twitter.com/9vhGGbueCU IANS Tweets (@ians_india) July 16, 2019 13:30 PM IST: Two people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Disaster Management Cell confirmed the deaths of two people. The cell also said that five people have been rescued so far from the Dongri building collapse. 13:28 PM IST: NCP leader Majid Memon held the CM and the housing body MHADA responsible. “Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and the MHADA are responsible for the Dongri wall collapse. The government is not paying attention. We will raise this issue in Rajya Sabha also,” he said. 13:26 PM IST: Breaking… Two people have been confirmed dead in the Mumbai building collapse. 13:24 PM IST: Interestingly, the building that collapsed in Dongri, Mumbai was not declared as “dilapidated”. The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority had recently released a list of dilapidated buildings in Mumbai. The four-storey Kesarbai building that collapsed in Dongri was not on the list. However, the building had recieved a no-objection certificate for redevelopment. 13:22 PM IST: The National Democratic Relief Force has tweeted that it has dispatched three teams to the site of the Mumbai building collapse in Dongri.To speed up the rescue operation one more #NDRF team mobolised.Total 3 teams deployed. https://t.co/KzVFkmMsXd NDRF (@NDRFHQ) July 16, 2019 13:17 PM IST: A four-storey building collapsed Tuesday in Mumbai’s Dongri, trapping more than 40 people. The building collapse took place in a narrow, congested lane in south-central Mumbai’s Dongri. The narrow lane made rescue operations difficult and locals were seen forming human chains and using their bare hands to clear out the debris.The four-storey building that collapsed in Mumbai was named Kesarbai and was located on the Tandel Street in Dongri. An aerial shot of the spot showed that the collapsed four-storey building was situated in a congested, crowded neighbourhood with structures on all four sides.Teams of the Mumbai Fire Brigade, Mumbai Police and the National Disaster Relief Force are at the building collapse site and carrying out search operations. Mumbai building collapse updates | Death toll reaches 11, many feared trappedMumbai | July 16, 2019 23:55 IST At least 11 people have been killed and several more are feared trapped after a four-storey building collapsed in Dongri, Mumbai on Tuesday morning. The Mumbai building collapse took place in a narrow, congested lane, hampering rescue operations. Locals were seen forming human chains and using their bare hands to clear the debris from the Mumbai building collapse.advertisementlast_img read more

Streetwise Tunisia end Madagascars dream with 30 quarterfinal win

first_imgCAIRO (Reuters) – Tunisia ended Madagascar’s remarkable Africa Cup of Nations run when they beat the rank outsiders 3-0 in their quarter-final on Thursday, notching their first win of the tournament in the process.Madagascar, a country with little football tradition and who had not been expected to progress beyond the group stage on their first appearance at the finals, held out until the second half when they were undone by Ferjani Sassi’s deflected shot.Youssef Msakni added a second on the hour for the Carthage Eagles, ranked 25th in the world against Madagascar’s 107th, and substitute Naim Sliti finished it off on the break in stoppage time to earn them a semi-final against Senegal on Sunday.Tunisia had drawn their previous four matches at the tournament, beating Ghana on penalties in the last 16. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Related News Football 08 Jul 2019 Madagascar fairytale continues with shootout win over DR Congo Football 09 Jul 2019 Tunisia take last place in the Cup of Nations quarter-finalscenter_img Football 09 Jul 2019 VAR to be used from Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals The Indian Ocean islanders had beaten Nigeria on their way to winning their group and then knocked out Democratic Republic of Congo on penalties in the previous round but it was always going to be different proposition against streetwise, if uninspiring, Tunisia.”Today, the bar was too high, Tunisia were too strong for us, they were a very well-organised team. The result was logical,” said Madagascar coach Nicolas Dupuis, who also coaches French fourth-tier side Fleury.”I am very proud of the players and what they have done at this tournament, it’s exceptional. I take off my hat to them.”Despite having more possession, Tunisia were let down by the final pass early on while Madagascar were more incisive on the occasions they went forward.Tunisia began to take control towards halftime, however, and Madagascar goalkeeper Melvin Adrien twice had to dive at the feet of the marauding Tunisian forwards and then parried Wahbi Khazri’s curling free kick around the post.He was then called into action again to save Ghaylen Chaalali’s low drive from 25 metres.Khazri had a goal disallowed for offside at the start of the second half but it was not long before Tunisia went ahead, although it was very tough on Madagascar.Sassi’s shot in the 52nd minute appeared to offer no real threat to Adrien until it took a wicked deflection off Thomas Fontaine to leave the hapless goalkeeper completely wrong-footed.Eight minutes later, Tunisia struck again. Adrien saved Khazri’s shot but was powerless when Msakni collected the rebound, slipped past a defender and planted the ball in the bottom corner.After that, Tunisia decided to sit back on their lead and Madagascar never looked like mounting a fight back.Although they kept pushing forward, their remarkable campaign ended with something of a whimper with Sliti’s breakaway goal in stoppage time rubbing salt into the wounds. (Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Christian Radnedge) Related Newslast_img read more

Four exCMs will not allow Congress to form govt BJP MLA Atanasio

first_img Press Trust of India Panaji (Goa)July 12, 2019UPDATED: July 12, 2019 22:16 IST (Image Credit: ANI)The four former chief ministers in the Congress will never allow the party to come to power in Goa, Panaji MLA Atanasio Monserratte, who joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party two days ago, said on Friday.Atanasio Monserratte and nine other MLAs crossed over to the saffron party Wednesday, reducing the Congress’ strength in 40-member Goa Assembly to five.Of the five remaining legislators, four are former chief ministers, namely, Ravi Naik, Luizinho Faleiro, Digambar Kamat and Pratapsingh Rane.”They want to become chief minister again and they will never allow Congress to form government,” Atanasio Monserratte told reporters.The fact that even Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar left the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party indicated how bad the things were in the Congress, he also added.However, he himself was not in the position to comment on the Congress’ affairs as he had joined it recently, he said.”I was like a traveler in Congress for one month,” he said.Atanasio Monserratte won Panaji Assembly by-election on Congress ticket in May.ALSO READ | Goa CM Pramod Sawant seeks resignation of 3 ministers, independent MLA to induct new facesALSO WATCH | Please change your thinking: BJP MLA’s daughter’s emotional appeal to her fatherFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKritika Kashyap Tags :Follow congressFollow Atanasio MonserratteFollow PanajiFollow Bharatiya Janata PartyFollow Goa Four ex-CMs will not allow Congress to form govt: BJP MLA Atanasio MonserratteAtanasio Monserratte and nine other MLAs crossed over to the saffron party, reducing the Congress’s strength in 40-member Goa Assembly to five.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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is a type of fried food, common breakfast we Chinese long-standing, what kind of fried can make you seem to judge its taste is delicious? Xiaobian teach you a method: by observing the morphology of your full, half Yellow Sesame and green onion, soft taste, lower the bottom of the bag golden crispy; stuffing fresh taste, flavor, eat more sweet. "Thin skin" and "fresh meat", "soup", is the standard of a good fried.

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