Murder Trial of Anthony Quinn Expected to Start

September 17, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Recommended for you TCI Meeting with Dominican Republic reaps five goals Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 20 Oct 2014 – There were several delays last week, but today the murder trial of Anthony Quinn expected to finally get started. Quinn, a 34 year old British quantity surveyor in the islands working for Projetech was killed on Mother’s Day in 2012. Two teenagers were charged with the brutal attack; Turks and Caicos Islander Stanford Forbes Jr, now 18 years old, represented by Ashwood Forbes and Misael Castillo of the Dominican Republic, also now 18 and who was last week left without an attorney when Arthur Hamilton withdrew citing conflict of interest. The trial is set for the Provo Supreme court. Big time Customs Officer fined and fired for theft Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:anthony quinn, arthur hamilton, ashwood forbes, dominican republic, miseal castillo, projetech, supreme court DR wants consulate office in TCIlast_img read more

Senate Committee to Hold Confirmation Hearing for Army DOD Installation Posts

September 13, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgDOD photo by Air Force Master Sgt. Ken Hammond The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing this morning for several installation officials, including President Trump’s nominee for the Army’s top installations and energy position. President Trump first nominated Alex Beehler for assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment last October before resubmitting it in January; that came after the committee returned it to the White House at the beginning of the year after failing to schedule a confirmation hearing for him by the end of the congressional session.During the George W. Bush administration, Beehler served as acting deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment, assistant deputy undersecretary and principal deputy to the deputy undersecretary for environment, safety and occupational health. Jordan Gillis is serving as the Army’s acting assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment in the absence of a confirmed official.Senate Armed Services held a confirmation hearing for the installations and energy nominees for the Air Force and Navy in January, with the Senate confirming those individuals in February.The committee also will review the nomination of Robert McMahon to be assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment, which was announced earlier this month. McMahon now is ASD for logistics and materiel readiness. DOD is merging that office with the ASD for energy, installations and environment into the new sustainment office as part of the reorganization plan triggered by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations. McMahon retired from the Air Force as a major general in 2012 after serving as commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, Ga. He then led the 21st Century Partnership, the local support group for Robins, from September 2012 through May 2014.Other nominees that will be reviewed at today’s hearing, scheduled for 9:30 a.m., include:Alan Shaffer for deputy undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment; andVeronica Daigle for ASD for readiness. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Elon Musk gets behind goofy Neil Armstrong alien meme

September 10, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgNeil Armstrong was the first human to walk on the moon. NASA We live in a world rife with moon-landing conspiracy theories, where out-there ideas suggest we didn’t land on the moon at all, or, if we did, there were aliens already there. Thank goodness we have Elon Musk to help guide us deeper into the confusion.The SpaceX founder posted a bizarre/cryptic/silly tweet on Thursday saying, “There are no coincidences,” along with a meme of Neil Armstrong in a spacesuit next to an image of an alien. The meme says, “Neil Armstrong was the first person to land on the moon. ‘Neil A.’ backwards is ‘alien.'” Share your voice NASA turns 60: The space agency has taken humanity farther than anyone else, and it has plans to go further.’Hello, humans’: Google’s Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet. We can also examine what happens when you spell Elon Musk backwards. You get “Ksum Nole.” KSUM is a country-music radio station in Fairmont, Minnesota. “Nole” is the nickname of Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic, a notorious prankster also known as the Joker. So, it seems Musk could be hiding a secret life as a comedy country music songwriter in the vein of Ray Stevens.Or maybe he’s just a guy who makes electric cars, tunnels and spaceships and plans to fly a bunch of artists around the moon. That’s plenty strange enough. Elon Musk hiring a Monty Python-style guard for his watchtower Elon Musk Interstellar mashup stars SpaceX rocket, doobie Online Evian, the first bottled water, is naive spelled backwards— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2019 A tabloid story in early 2018 claimed NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin saw aliens during the Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969, but it was quickly debunked. Comments on Musk’s tweet point out that there were indeed aliens on the moon: the humans who set foot on it. The backwards Neil Armstrong idea isn’t new. A Reddit thread from four years ago muses on how his name spells “Gnorts, Mr Alien” backwards when you use his full last name. The concept continues to fall apart when you include his middle name: Gnorts Mr Anedl Alien.”  There are no coincidences— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 3, 2019 0 The tweet attracted a storm of over 475,000 likes. Musk soon followed it up with another backwards musing: “Evian, the first bottled water, is naive spelled backwards.” Elon Musk comes alive on social media: Part entrepreneur, part madman 18 Photos Post a comment Tags Elon Musk goofing off Elon Musk Spacelast_img read more

NASA head Expect a major asteroid strike in your lifetime

September 10, 2019 0 Comments

first_img The day after #2019PDC was spotted, @ESA & @NASA’s impact monitoring systems identify several future dates when the #asteroid could hit. Both systems agree: most likely date is 29 Apr 2027 – with a very low impact probability of abt 1 in 50 000#FICTIONALEVENT #planetarydefense— ESA Operations (@esaoperations) April 26, 2019 Comments Share your voice Sci-Tech 8 Big asteroid impacts aren’t just for dinosaurs.  NASA This week, as scientists work through an exercise simulating an imminent asteroid impact with Earth, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine warned that we need to take the real-world threat seriously.Bridenstine acknowledged “the giggle factor,” the dismissive response the topic has met with in the past, at the start of his keynote remarks Monday at the International Academy of Astronautics Planetary Defense Conference in College Park, Maryland. “We have to make sure that people understand that this is not about Hollywood, it’s not about movies,” he said. “This is about ultimately protecting the only planet we know, right now, to host life, and that is the planet Earth.”As part of the conference activities, space agencies will also be live-tweeting a fictional exercise simulating what it might be like if an asteroid were discovered on a collision course with our planet.   Tags Bridenstine went on to say that the cause of detecting, tracking and studying asteroids and other near-Earth objects began to be taken more seriously following the Chelyabinsk event of 2013, when a 20-meter (65-foot) meteor exploded in the atmosphere over a Russian city. The resulting shock wave damaged thousands of buildings and sent over 1,500 people to seek medical treatment, mostly for cuts from broken windows and flying glass.”These events are not rare; they happen,” Bridenstine said, noting that one model shows we can expect an event of the same magnitude as Chelyabinsk about every 60 years.  In the 20th century there were three such impacts, including the famous Tunguska event of 1908 and another reported in Brazil in 1930.Bridenstine emphasized that NASA is working toward a goal of being able to detect and track 90 percent of nearby asteroids that are 140 meters or larger. An impact by a space rock that large would do catastrophic damage, perhaps enough to wipe out an entire state or small country.The NASA chief also reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to its recently announced goal of putting a female astronaut on the surface of the moon in 2024, and he highlighted the importance of the long-delayed Space Launch System to accomplishing the mission.Over the past several years, as SLS’ debut has been repeatedly pushed back, other commercial rockets, like the Falcon Heavy from SpaceX, have begun to approach the capabilities SLS has long promised. But Bridenstine maintained that NASA’s massive new rocket will have a role in the future of space exploration, saying it could be the best vehicle for visiting far-off places like Jupiter’s moon Europa, which might host life in its subsurface ocean.Originally published April 29.  NASA Spacelast_img read more

Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G wont work on ATT and TMobiles fastest

September 10, 2019 0 Comments

first_img Verizon Wireless See It Sprint declined to comment on what modem will be in its 5G Note. The company currently sells the Galaxy S10 5G with a Qualcomm X50 modem that supports its own 2.5GHz midband 5G and is also capable of using T-Mobile’s millimeter-wave network. If its version on the Note follows Verizon’s lead and uses the same X50 chip, it is possible that there might be two different Note 10 Plus 5G phones with different experiences on T-Mobile’s network. The Sprint version could support 2.5GHz midband and T-Mobile’s super-fast millimeter-wave network, while the T-Mobile version would support the wider-ranging 600MHz, which will cover much of the country and Sprint’s 2.5GHz band.Confused yet? The main takeaway is that now may still not be the best time to buy a 5G phone.   Review • Note 10 launch could still give Note 9 sales a jolt News • Grab an unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $719 10:55 Share your voice Millimeter-wave 5G is great for providing super-fast speeds, but its coverage is currently largely limited to certain city blocks. It also struggles with reaching inside of buildings, and its higher frequencies can cause problems when the phone is used in warm temperatures. Low-band 5G, meanwhile, lacks the same blazing speeds but offers a much wider coverage area than millimeter-wave and should fare better in buildings. A third flavor, known as midband spectrum, is a compromise that offers some faster speeds than low-band but with better range than midband. The 5G in AT&T’s version will work only with its low-band spectrum. A T-Mobile spokesperson tells CNET that its Note 10 Plus 5G will work on its 600MHz low-band spectrum as well as support midband 2.5GHz spectrum.Sprint currently uses that 2.5GHz band for its 5G network. T-Mobile, of course, is in the process of trying to complete its merger with Sprint, which would give it access to that spectrum.  Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you Related Links $799 $799 See It Phones Now playing: Watch this: Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (128GB, ocean blue) Each carrier will get a slightly different flavor of the Galaxy Note Plus 5G. Verizon will get the version with Qualcomm’s X50 modem, which is capable of tapping into the millimeter-wave 5G network Verizon has currently deployed in nine cities around the US (with plans to cover over 30 cities before the end of the year). The variants heading to AT&T and T-Mobile, on the other hand, won’t work with millimeter-wave. Instead, both versions will have Qualcomm’s latest X55 modem and support a different flavor of 5G known as sub-6. While this will allow the phones to tap into the wide-ranging 5G networks both carriers are planning to roll out over the coming months, they won’t work with the super-fast millimeter-wave networks both carriers have already launched around the US.   Sprint Preview • Four days with the Galaxy Note 9: Here’s the good and bad so far $999 $999 See it 2 Best Buy See It Galaxy Note 10 and 10 Plus: Samsung’s two new phones kill the headphone jack Samsung has a new insanely thin laptop Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G will cost $1,300 and start as a Verizon exclusive Everything unveiled at Samsung Unpacked Full coverage of Samsung’s event Qualcomm 5G AT&T Samsung Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 9 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Comments 62 Photos Tags There are going to a few different versions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus 5G.  Andrew Hoyle/CNET Samsung’s 5G version of the new Galaxy Note 10 Plus will be heading to all four major carriers, but it won’t be without some trade-offs. Verizon will get the $1,300 5G Note first, with AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint all announcing their own plans to carry the phone later this year. But the differing versions of those phones, and the early status of 5G in the US, will make this launch a bit more complicated than previously thought. Samsung Eventlast_img read more

Govt to Issue ₹1 Currency Note After Gap of Two Decades

September 5, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgThe ₹1 currency note that faded into oblivion two decades ago is all set to appear, in a new avatar.WikipediaThe new ₹1 currency will be predominantly pink and green, as against the indigo colour earlier. The masthead will carry ‘Bharat Sarkar,’ with ‘Government of India’ printed below that and carry the signature of the Finance Secretary, as per earlier practice.The ‘Printing of One Rupee Currency Notes Rules, 2015’ has been notified by the government to facilitate the move and comes into effect from 1 January 2015.All other notes (a2, a5, a10, a20, a50, a100, a500, a1,000) are issued by the Reserve Bank of India, and carry the signature of the RBI Governor. They have ‘Bhartiya Reserve Bank’ and ‘Reserve Bank of India’ printed on them.The notification does not carry reasons for the notes coming back to print, though it is understood that shortage of coins and the increase in coins being melted for their metal value have prompted the move, reads Business Line.The notification does not specify the number of notes to be printed.In 1994, the last year of its printing, 44 million notes of ₹1 currency were issued. Though they are still legal tender, many have ended up as souvenirs and as collectors’ items, commanding a premium in numismatic circles.The printing of these notes was withdrawn in phases owing to higher cost and also to free capacity to print higher denomination notes; 1 note was discontinued in November 1994, followed by ₹2 in February 1995, and ₹5 in November 1995.last_img read more

Monsoons could bring enormous deaths for Rohingyas Advisers

September 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgMyanmar’s panel of international advisers on Rohingya issues said on Tuesday that the coming monsoon season could bring “enormous deaths” as refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh are not built to withstand the storms.Rights groups say some 700,000 mostly Muslim Rohingya have fled violence and crossed the border from Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August and most live in flimsy, bamboo-and-plastic structures perched on what were once forested hills at Cox’s Bazaar.”We are at this time in a race against time. For us, the monsoons are coming. The camps of almost one million people are not built to withstand monsoon,” Kobsak Chutikul, the head of the secretariat of the board, said at a press conference in Singapore.”There will be enormous deaths if all parties do not move to some understanding on repatriation, on aid.”Because a repatriation deal between the neighbouring countries has been delayed, Bangladesh is racing to prepare new homes on a nearby island, called Bhasan Char, before the monsoons that could arrive later this month.The Advisory Board for the Committee for Implementation of the Recommendations on Rakhine State was set up by Myanmar last year to advise on ways of adopting the findings of an earlier commission headed by former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan.Computer modelling by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) shows that more than 100,000 refugees will be threatened by landslides and floods in the coming monsoons. The rains typically begin in April and peak in July, according to the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.Chutikul’s comments came as Malaysia intercepted a boat 56 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar off its northern island of Langkawi after a storm.Malaysia will allow them to enter on humanitarian grounds, with rights groups expecting further such perilous journeys by sea.The Rohingya fled their homes in Rakhine into Bangladesh after militant attacks in August last year sparked a military crackdown that the United Nations and Western countries have said constitutes ethnic cleansing.Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejects that charge, saying its forces have been waging a legitimate campaign against “terrorists” who attacked government forces.last_img read more

US urges Myanmar to address rights abuse allegations

September 3, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgUS secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives for a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, US on 18 September. Photo: ReutersUS secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday urged Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to facilitate humanitarian aid for people affected by the violence in Rakhine State and to address “deeply troubling” human rights abuse allegations, the State Department said.In a call with Suu Kyi, Tillerson welcomed Myanmar’s commitment to allow the return of refugees who have fled the violence that has roiled the country in recent weeks, the State Department said.last_img read more

Sonys Funimation Taps ExCrunchyroll Exec Colin Decker as GM EXCLUSIVE

September 1, 2019 0 Comments

first_imgAnime network and distributor Funimation has a new general manager: Colin Decker, who was once a senior executive at Crunchyroll, Funimation’s chief rival.Sony Pictures Television appointed Decker as GM after Funimation founder Gen Fukunaga relinquished day-to-day management duties earlier this year to move into a chairman role. On an interim basis, Decker will report to both Mike Hopkins, chairman of Sony Pictures Television, and Fukunaga (who continues to report to Hopkins).SPT in July 2017 acquired a 95% majority stake in Funimation for $143 million with Fukunaga retaining a minority stake. Fukunaga founded Funimation in 1994.Decker’s experience as chief operating officer of Crunchyroll clearly was attractive to Sony Pictures Television, which wants to boost the scale of the FunimationNow subscription-streaming service. FunimationNow is a “cornerstone of SPT’s direct-to-consumer strategy to super-serve niche, highly engaged audiences,” according to Hopkins. Related “Adding Colin’s leadership, experience in emerging media and proven track record of success to the mix is an exciting next step for Funimation,” Hopkins said in a statement. He also gave a shout-out to Fukunaga, whom he said “is widely regarded as the dean of anime in the U.S.,” and thanked him for “his willingness to guide us through this period of transition in his new role as chairman.”Decker officially started at Funimation on Monday. Most recently, he was COO of Within, the L.A.-based VR startup headed by director Chris Milk. Before that, he was COO of Crunchyroll, responsible for the subscription VOD service’s overall strategy and execution, which he joined in 2016 after serving as GM of Discovery Digital Networks. Decker has also held executive management and strategic partnership roles at Rooftop Media and Yahoo and was an early employee at Al Gore and Joel Hyatt’s Current TV.“Funimation has been a market leader for over two decades, growing anime from a small community of dedicated fans into the global phenomenon that it is today,” Decker said in a statement provided by SPT.Funimation currently offers FunimationNow in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, priced starting at $5.99 per month (or $59.99 for a one-year subscription). The Funimation catalog includes more than 600 shows, providing more than 10,000 hours of subbed and dubbed programming.Last fall, Funimation ended its cross-licensing deal with Crunchyroll, which is owned by AT&T’s Otter Media, so that Funimation could offer both subtitled and dubbed anime. Then in late 2018, Funimation reached an exclusive first-look pact with Hulu, where Hopkins had most recently been CEO. Under that deal, Hulu is distributing new titles licensed and produced by Funimation.Last month, voice actor Vic Mignogna, who formerly voiced Broly in the “Dragon Ball” anime franchise, sued Funimation and other voice actors, alleging he was falsely accused of inappropriate behavior including sexual harassment. Funimation has not commented on the lawsuit. Lamorne Morris Series ‘Woke’ Nears Order at Hulu In addition to Funimation, anime-related businesses in Sony’s portfolio include SPT’s Animax satellite TV network and Sony Music Entertainment Japan’s Aniplex, which produces anime, music, and games. According to SPT, under the Hopkins and Decker regime, Funimation will seek out collaboration opportunities among the various anime businesses within Sony.Meanwhile, in March Sony Pictures Television sold a majority stake in Crackle, its free, ad-supported video service, to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (CSS Entertainment).center_img Popular on Variety Amazon Boards Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Series ‘Truth Seekers’ (EXCLUSIVE) ×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 Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Increase in ocean acidification could lead to lost fish larvae in quiet

August 31, 2019 0 Comments

first_img © 2016 (—A small team of researchers has found evidence that suggests that as the oceans acidify due to increased carbon dioxide levels, some fish larvae may become lost while looking for a home. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, Tullio Rossi, Ivan Nagelkerken, Jennifer Pistevos and Sean Connell, all with The University of Adelaide describe their study of a natural environment that mimics oceans of the future and their experiments with larvae exposed to increased acidification levels This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Journal information: Biology Letters Citation: Increase in ocean acidification could lead to lost fish larvae in quiet reefs (2016, January 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore furthercenter_img A school of sardines in Italy. Credit: Wikimedia / Alessandro Duci Many studies have been done with the goal of better understanding what will happen in the ocean as acidification occurs, but few if any have looked into the possible impact due to changes in sound dispersal. Prior research has shown that fish larval dispersion and then the subsequent finding of a home, is tied very closely to sound—marine life living on a coral reef makes a lot of noise and can serve as a beacon. Fish larvae have evolved an ability to use the noise to find their way home after riding currents for days, weeks or months. But, the researchers wondered, what will happen if the reefs become quieter due to the existence of less marine life in a more acidic ocean?To find out, they ventured first to an undersea carbon dioxide vent off the coast of New Zealand where acidification levels are close to what many believe will become the norm over the next hundred years—they sank microphones and recorded underwater sounds and found that there was much less natural noise than in nearby areas where acidification levels were normal. That suggested that an increase in acidification would indeed mean a quieter underwater world.Next, the researchers went back to their lab and tested mulloway fish larvae responding to changes in acidification—first they exposed a test group to high levels of carbon dioxide for nearly a month, then they put them in a tank to see if they would make their way using acoustic cues, to what should be their natural environment. They did not, they instead avoided them—larvae reared in a normal environment responded positively, as expected. The team also tried putting the damaged larvae in a tank where the conditions were similar to that around the natural carbon dioxide vent and found that they tried to avoid that environment as well. Their simple experiments indicate, the team suggests, that some fish larvae in the future might have to find another way home, or perish. More information: Lost at sea: ocean acidification undermines larval fish orientation via altered hearing and marine soundscape modification, Published 13 January 2016.DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0937 , dispersal of larvae and their settlement to suitable habitat is fundamental to the replenishment of marine populations and the communities in which they live. Sound plays an important role in this process because for larvae of various species, it acts as an orientational cue towards suitable settlement habitat. Because marine sounds are largely of biological origin, they not only carry information about the location of potential habitat, but also information about the quality of habitat. While ocean acidification is known to affect a wide range of marine organisms and processes, its effect on marine soundscapes and its reception by navigating oceanic larvae remains unknown. Here, we show that ocean acidification causes a switch in role of present-day soundscapes from attractor to repellent in the auditory preferences in a temperate larval fish. Using natural CO2 vents as analogues of future ocean conditions, we further reveal that ocean acidification can impact marine soundscapes by profoundly diminishing their biological sound production. An altered soundscape poorer in biological cues indirectly penalizes oceanic larvae at settlement stage because both control and CO2-treated fish larvae showed lack of any response to such future soundscapes. These indirect and direct effects of ocean acidification put at risk the complex processes of larval dispersal and settlement. Baby fish will be lost at sea in acidified oceanslast_img read more