Morocco Made Progress in Gender Equality Minister

Rabat – Morocco made considerable progress in gender equality with the promotion of women participation in national bodies and institutions, Minister delegate to the Head of the government in charge of civil service and the modernisation of administration, Mohamed Moubdii said on Thursday in Rabat.The 2011 constitution provides for measures to implement gender equality and non-discrimination and parity particularly in public bodies and institutions, Moubdii said at a conference held by the Franco-Moroccan civil service Forum.The minister added that women represent 17% of elected members in 2011, he said. The participants at the conference discussed issues relating to governance and women participation.In this respect women panellists from Morocco, France, Algeria and Tunisia pondered on the place of women in political life and proceeded to an exchange of experiences and views on the issues facing women. read more

Report Moroccos Debt Reached MAD 715 Billion in September

Rabat – According to the latest report from the Department of Treasury and External Finances (DTFE), the treasury debt reached MAD 715 billion by the end of September, up 4.6 percent from September 2017.Due to spending exceeding revenue, Morocco’s budget deficit for the first three quarters of 2018 was more than MAD 29 billion.The report noted that with MAD 715 billion in debt, the treasury’s total debt represents 67.3 percent of the 2017 GDP. The 2018 GDP data is not yet available. Meanwhile, debts of enterprises and public companies in the country are estimated at MAD 178 billion as of June 2018. The report forecasts that the rate of the national debt has continued to grow throughout the last quarter of 2018.Read Also: Benchaaboun: Privatization to Cut Deficit to 3.3% GDP in 2019The government sought to reduce its annual budget deficit from 3.5 percent of GDP in 2017 to 3 percent in 2018. However, the report foresees that the year will end with a higher deficit than that of last year’s due to the decline in tax revenue.The expected rate is estimated at around 3.8 percent.In a parliamentary meeting in October, the president of the court of auditors, Driss Jettou, warned about the treasury’s debt, which reached MAD 692 billion by the end of 2017.Jettou called on the government to raise taxes and cut spending, to accelerate growth to reduce debt, and to ensure that Morocco can meet its debt obligations over the medium and long-term.Both internal and external debts increased significantly between 2016 and 2017.The report also drew attention to the alarming increase of the country’s external debts, which amounted to MAD 153 billion by the end of September, representing 21 percent of the total amount of the treasury debt.The public external debt amounts to over MAD 330 billion, representing 31 percent of the 2017 GDP.According to Trading Economics, Morocco held MAD 492 billion in external debt by this summer. read more

Moroccos Bouchra Baibanou Finishes 7 Summit Challenge in Antarctica

By Mohamed HikalRabat – Moroccan mountaineer Bouchra Baibanou has become the first Moroccan to complete the “Seven Summit” challenge, climbing the seven continents’ tallest peaks.The first Moroccan woman to summit Mount Everest Baibanou completed the seven summits with Antarctica’s Vinson Massif. She shared pictures of her accomplishment on Saturday, December 29, to celebrate the end of the year.“So proud to reach the summit of Vinson in Antarctica and finish the project seven summit. I hope to inspire others that the dream can be fulfilled. After 8 years I closed the challenge and became the first Moroccan to climb seven summit.”“Thanks to my family, my friends, my sponsors, to all who supported me,” Bouchra commented on one of the photos she shared on Facebook.She posted another photo documenting her arrival in Punta Arenas, the southernmost city of Chile from where she flew to Union Glacier in Antarctica prior to her Vinson Massif challenge.Read Also: Top Moroccan Achievers of 2018Bouchra Baibanou celebrated the end of her Vinson Massif mission with another picture bearing the caption: “Vinson’s team in Union Glacier waiting for the flight back to Punta Arenas.”Before heading to Antarctica, Baibanou gave a press conference in Casablanca, saying she would climb the massif “to prove that dreams can come true [if you] just believe in it and have the will. With a lot of perseverance [and] determination, I am pursuing my dream to climb Mount Vinson, the highest peak in Antarctica, and to be the first in Morocco to realize the ‘Seven Summits’ challenge.”Vinson Massif is the highest summit in Antarctica with an altitude of 4,892 meters. A US navy airplane discovered Vinson Massif in 1958. read more

Ship with body diverted to Port for investigations

The Police have launched an investigation into the death of an Indian sailor whose body was discovered onboard a ship en route to Fujairah from China, an official said.The ship was asked to berth at the Colombo Harbour after the ship’s agent requested the police to conduct an inquiry and postmortem into the death of the sailor. The Galle Port Police had instructed the ship’s captain to divert the vessel to the Colombo Port. “The ship’s agent has asked the police to conduct an investigation. The sailor is believed is to have committed suicide. An inquiry will be held followed by a post mortem examination,” Police Spokesperson ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. (Colombo Gazette) According to initial reports, the sailor is said to have committed suicide and his body had been discovered when the ship was passing the Galle coast, in southern Sri Lanka. read more

UN agencies pledge to fight rural poverty by boosting education

“Basic education is a fundamental human right in itself and an essential prerequisite for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), specifically the first two goals which focus on eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, and achieving universal primary education,” Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), John Monyo, told a three-day meeting ending today in Rome.”The gap between urban and rural illiteracy is widening and, in several countries, rural illiteracy is two or three times higher than in urban areas,” Mr. Monyo said, pointing out that worldwide the great majority of the 2.8 billion people who survive on less than $2 a day live in rural areas.Representatives from more than 100 non-governmental and civil society organizations, senior officials from the Italian Development Cooperation programme and experts from FAO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) took part in the meeting.A partnership project will raise public awareness in Europe on the importance of education for rural people in poor countries and the urgent need to target rural areas where over 70 per cent of the world’s poor live. As an example of the problems, Mr. Monyo cited the village of Wikihi in the rural Niassa Lake region in Mozambique, where schoolchildren and their teacher have no books. They write down in the sand what the teacher writes on an old wooden board using dried cassava.”In Wikihi, as in so many other African, Asian, and Latin American villages, what is needed is an efficient, inclusive and widespread education system, which addresses the basic learning needs of rural people,” he said.FAO expert Lavinia Gasperini noted that with illiteracy on the increase in the developing world, more and more farmers will be unable to read instructions on a bag of fertilizer or warnings on a box of pesticide. “Without basic education, rural people cannot increase their productivity, adopt enhanced technologies and improve their livelihoods,” she said.She underlined that the problem of poverty is first of all a problem of rural poverty and food security. “This has prompted FAO to accept the challenge of leading the partnership project on education for rural people and food security,” she said. read more

Annan calls on rich countries to fulfill their pledges of aid to

“They must keep their promises by increasing development aid, through debt relief and affording fair market access for the product of poor countries,” Mr. Annan said in a message delivered to the 10th Summit of Franchophonie in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, by Ibrahima Fall, his Special Representative for the Great Lakes region. “But these measures, as necessary as they are, cannot replace the will for change on the part of governments and peoples nor substitute for national capacities,” he added, calling on the governments to adopt social policies that bring health and education to all and establish gender equality. “In too many countries, notably on this continent, armed conflicts and human rights abuses cause terrible suffering and pose a major obstacle to development,” he declared, calling on all parties in conflict, in Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan and elsewhere, to show a high degree of responsibility towards their peoples. “Africa cannot allow itself to be torn apart. It has too many other problems to resolve.” read more

Scientists Program RemoteControlled Nanobots to Kill Cancer

first_img Scientists have created an army of remote-controlled, biodegradable, cancer-killing nanobots.A joint effort by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and The University of Manchester, these tiny droids could one day empower doctors to diagnose disease and deliver drugs from within the human body.The wee machines are made from spirulina algae—a dietary supplement sold in most health food stores. Popular among Aztecs in the 14th through 16th centuries, the algae was rediscovered in the 1960s.It remains unclear whether its consumption actually yields any benefits; spirulina is currently under investigation as a source of nutrition on long-term space flight or Mars missions.“Rather than fabricate a functional microrobot from scratch using intricate laboratory techniques and processes, we set out to directly engineer smart materials in nature,” Li Zhang, an associate professor at the Chinese University, said in a statement.How nanobots work (via Carlo Schaffer, Science Robotics, AAAS)By exploiting intrinsic elements—fluorescence, degradability, shape—and engineering additional features—magnetization, biological activity—scientists can easily track their biohybrid bots’ journey through the body.“Creating robotic systems which can be propelled and guided in the body has been and still is a holy-grail in the field of delivery system engineering,” according to Manchester professor of nanomedicine Kostas Kostarelos.Specific uses for the technology were not described. But a press announcement tipped its ability to release potent drug compounds to attack cancer cells.More work is required to refine motion tracking, biocompatibility, biodegradation, and diagnostic and therapeutic effects before clinical trials can begin.“But nevertheless, our work provides the first ever example of how this could be possibly achieved by degradation,” Kostarelos said.“The potential of these bots for controlled navigation in hard-to-reach cavities of the human body makes them promising miniaturized robotic tools to diagnose and treat diseases which is minimally invasive,” he added.A paper detailing the team’s findings were published today in the Science Robotics journal. Stay on target Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain last_img read more

Spring chinook retention to reopen in Columbia Gorge

first_imgSpring chinook salmon retention in the Columbia River upstream of Bonneville Dam will resume on Saturday, Washington and Oregon agreed today.Retention will be open through June 15 for boat and bank anglers from the Tower Island power lines near The Dalles to the Washington-Oregon border east of Umatilla, Ore. Retention also will be allowed from the shore only between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines.The daily limit will be two fin-clipped salmon or steelhead, but only one chinook.Retention closed on May 10 for chinook upstream of Bonneville when the catch allocation was reached.Biologist John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the upper Columbia spring chinook forecast was upgraded today from 224,000 to 230,000.Sportsmen in the lower Columbia are expected to have 1,312 spring chinook left on their allocation even with angling open daily through June 15.State officials agreed to transfer 750 spring chinook upstream to the Columbia Gorge and 500 to the Snake River from the lower Columbia allocation surplus.North said it is estimated 365 spring chinook will be taken in the Columbia upstream of Bonneville Dam.“High flows and (dam) spill may limit angler success, North said.Gillnetting — The commercial fleet will fish from 6 p.m. Wednesday to 6 a.m. Thursday from Beacon Rock downstream to the ocean with 8-inch-mesh nets.Commercial fishermen are expected to retain about 600 hatchery-origin chinook on Wednesday night.North said the commercial catch for the spring will total about 3,100 chinook or about 72 percent of the allocation.Tribal fishing — The four Columbia River treaty tribes will fish from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Saturday between Bonneville and McNary dams.Stuart Ellis, a biologist for the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, estimated the tribes will catch about 4,100 spring chinook, well short of the 8,443 remaining under allocation agreements.last_img read more

Former Hanley Wood Exec Galen Poss Takes Over dmg events

first_imgGoldstone has since also left Hanley Wood following another round of management restructuring.Almost a year later in April 2010, Hanley Wood, following an arbitration hearing, was ordered to pay Poss and Green $2.9 million in unpaid bonuses, salary adjustments and severance pay.Poss and Green landed at Hanley Wood in 2000 after working for Miller Freeman, to which they sold their own event management company, Precision Planning & Sales, Inc., in 1993. dmg:: events, the organizer of the New York International Gift Fair and ad:tech, among others, has hired Galen Poss [pictured] as its chief operating officer. The position is a newly created one and Poss will report directly to chairman and CEO Suresh Kavan.Poss’ appointment comes on the heels of dmg’s restructuring of its events into five business units. The company’s 18 main event brands have been organized along market verticals including energy, retail, Middle East, leadership conferences, and digital marketing. “We are delighted to appoint Galen into this important role,” said Kavan in a statement. “Over the last 18 months we have completed the restructuring of our events businesses into five extremely strong business units, each with leading market positions and strong prospects.”Poss was president of Hanley Wood’s exhibitions group from 2000 to 2009. In June 2009 Poss, along with executive vice president Michael Green, resigned over a contract dispute. The resignations triggered a management restructuring where the subsequent exhibition group heads were to report to business media group president Peter Goldstone rather than CEO Frank Anton. last_img read more

This 32inch Toshiba Fire TV just hit an alltime low 100 Update

first_img Amazon Fire TV Tags Share your voice The Cheapskate Review • Amazon Fire TV: Affordable Alexa-infused 4K streaming Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Commentscenter_img Amazon Toshiba News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV This 32-inch Toshiba smart TV is only $100. Toshiba Just when I thought all the best TV deals were in the rear-view, bam: Today only, and while supplies last, the Toshiba 32LF221U19 32-inch Fire TV is just $99.99. Are. You. Kidding. Me?See it at AmazonI was pretty excited a week ago when you could score a 24-inch Insignia Fire TV for the same price. This is 35 percent larger!Like Roku TVs, a Fire TV comes with lots of streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu, HBO and so on. (No YouTube, though, which is a definite deal breaker for some.) And you get the benefit of an Alexa-enabled remote, so you can just tell the TV which channel or show you want.What’s more, Fire TV affords access to various Alexa skills and a huge library of Amazon apps. For example, you could play the excellent party game Quiplash — something Roku can’t do. The screen itself tops out at 720p, or a 1,366×768-pixel resolution. This means it’s not ideally suited for computer use. But don’t let that “low” resolution dissuade you: At this size, 1080p isn’t really necessary to enjoy HD goodness.Toshiba provides three HDMI inputs for things like cable boxes and game consoles. Over 3,100 Amazon customers collectively rated this 4.1 stars out of 5.Crazy-good deal. Crazy.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! TVs 6last_img read more

Watch Dogs PR stunt backfires Bomb Squad called

first_imgHave you heard the one where a mystery box shows up at a news station, starts beeping, and when the bomb squad rips it open there’s a video game inside?PR stunts for video games are not a new thing, but occasionally they do tend to backfire a bit. Sure, you’ve got companies like Valve shipping crowbars to people for Half Life, and folks at Bungie shipping whole duffel bags full of ODST gear for Halo, but where’s the fun in making it clear from the moment you accept the package what the game is all about?Ubisoft decided to be  clever when it came to promoting Watch Dogs, and shipped sealed metal safes to newsrooms all around the world. The idea was for the recipient to have gotten a voicemail with the unlock code as the safe arrived, so they could participate in a quick little super spy mission of their own.Unfortunately, Australian news group Ninemsn didn’t get the voicemail. With no identifying marks on the casing, the team was happy to ignore the safe until is started beeping and wouldn’t stop. So when you’ve got a beeping safe from an unknown sender in the middle of a busy newsroom, what would you do?The photo above shows what happens when the bomb squad needs to get into a safe to determine what is inside, and imagine everyone’s surprise when the contents is a copy of Watch Dogs, an ICONIC cap, and a beanie from the game. Meanwhile no one has determined why the recipient never got the voicemail with the instructions, or why the folks from Ubisoft didn’t just include a burner phone in the package with the instructions preloaded.So for now all we can do is laugh and imagine the mild panic over a video game in a locked case.last_img read more

Nokia Unveils 1 Green Phone 1 Super Phone

first_img Citation: Nokia Unveils 1 Green Phone, 1 Super Phone (2008, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-02-nokia-unveils-green-super.html 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. The attraction of the Remade lies in its future potential. Although the phone isn’t functional, Nokia hopes that similar concepts could be implemented in future devices.The clamshell phone’s casing is made entirely from recycled aluminum cans, and its chassis is made from the plastic of recycled drink bottles. The rubber keys come from old car tires. The screen and circuit board also minimize environmental impact by using manufacturing techniques such as printed electronics. The display graphics are also specially selected to save energy.While the “Remade” concept itself isn’t planned for production, all the components are plausible and could be applied to a real phone. Nokia hopes that the knowledge gathered while designing and building the phone will play a role in future Nokia handsets.On the other hand, the N96 is the hot phone of today. The successor to the N95, the N96 contains 16GB of on-board memory, which is enough to hold about 40 hours of video or 12,000 songs. If that´s not enough space, the phone also has a slot for an 8GB microSD memory card. The device also has GPS, a 5-megapixel camera, a DVB-H television tuner for watching live TV, and even a little kick-stand so the phone can be propped up when viewing the 2.8-inch display. The N96 will be available in September for around US$800. via: PhoneMag and Gizmodo Nokia´s “Remade” recycled phone (left) and N96 “multi-media computer” phone (right). Among its many new devices at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Finnish company Nokia is demonstrating two cell phones that are intriguing in very different ways. The “Remade” is built almost entirely from recycled materials, while the N96 is Nokia’s high-end “multimedia computer” phone.last_img read more

Colorful creates passively cooled Nvidia graphics card

first_img Citation: Colorful creates passively cooled Nvidia graphics card (2012, June 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-passively-cooled-nvidia-graphics-card.html PNY Technologies Verto GeForce 6200 AGP 8X Available Now More information: www.expreview.com/20045.html (in Chinese) The GTX680 is Nvidia’s powerful single-core graphics card. GeForce refers to a brand of graphics processing units (GPUs) designed by Nvidia. In March it was announced that the first chip based on the Kepler architecture was hitting the market, aboard a new graphics card called the GeForce GTX 680. The passively cooled GeForce GTX 680 model uses 20 heatpipes and two aluminum heatsinks. Colorful claims this is the first zero-noise GTX 680 solution.Colorful is considered one of Nvidia’s most important board partners in Asia. Established in 1995, Colorful conducts research, designs, manufactures, and sells consumer graphics cards. Those familiar with Colorful regard it as a company that frequently comes up with surprises. One such description is that Colorful is “an unorthodox producer of Nvidia cards,” according to PC reviews site, HEXUS. A Singapore-based technology site refers to Colorful as making “some of the most outrageous and over-the-top graphics cards you will find.”Colorful‘s “cooled” solution has 20 heatpipes combined with 280 aluminum fins. In reviewing the announcement, a note of concern was struck over the fact that Colorful has not yet mentioned clock speeds. Geek.com wonders if they might have underclocked the GPU to help keep temperatures to a minimum. “If it hasn’t been underclocked, then it may be a card worth keeping an eye out for,” said the report. The techPowerup site said that the design guarantees reliable silent operation at reference clock speeds or mild overclocking.There has been no price or release date announced; Colorful is said to be still assessing the marketability of the design.When Colorful first showed off the iGame card at Computex 2012 in Taipei earlier this month, the product was described as “iGame GeForce GTX 680 Silent” and drew prompt attention as a card that relies completely on passive cooling, not a fan,.This is not the first time, however, that a manufacturer has achieved a passively cooled graphics card, and more competition is likely to emerge sooner than later, under different partnerships. Sapphire announced in early June that it had come up with its new passively cooled Radeon HD 7770 card. Like the Colorful entry, this does not use a fan but instead dissipates heat via a “heatspreader.” Sapphire partners with AMD. With a big enough heatsink, can a high-end graphics card be passively cooled? No fan? No noise? China-based manufacturer Colorful showed off its answer, introduced at Computex earlier this month. Colorful has what it says is the world’s first passive-cooled GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, the iGame GTX 680 “passive.” Instead of a cooling fan, two very large aluminum heatsinks carry the task of drawing heat away from the core. Colorful set out to eliminate noise completely by a passively cooled graphics card in its iGAME range that uses Nvidia‘s GeForce GTX 680 chipset. center_img Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Look elegant with these chic ideas

first_imgMost wedding dresses don’t need much in the way of extra bits and pieces to complete the look, especially if they are already embellished. The classic colour combination for an Indian bride is red and gold, but of late, modern brides have been experimenting with different hues including orange, pink, blue, green and silver.”While wearing a gown on your wedding, make sure to dial the jewellery back a bit and limit yourself to one attention-grabbing accessory at most,” says experts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSome of the best fabrics in wedding gowns as suggested by Kamaali Mehta and Shruti Mehta from kamaali couture for the brides to be are:Rayon: A smooth fabric similar to silk, rayon is more elastic and affordable. This semi-synthetic fiber is lightweight and breathable, perfect for a summer wedding. Georgette: Sheer and lightweight, georgette is spun from polyester or silk and has a crepe surface. Its soft silhouette makes it a perfect top layer in wedding gowns. They further suggest choosing feminine pastel colours in gowns like peach or lavender. Go for pastels like sky blue or bright colours like pink, depending on what suits you. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveAs our clothes and shoes are adapting to the latest trends, so should our jewellery. Nothing quite compares to the classic gleam of a gem necklace. “You can have your pick with a diamond-white gown. If the gown you chose is already embellished with beadwork, let that dictate the colours of your accessories. And if your gown has silver beading, pick a necklace, bracelet or earrings with a silver base,” suggests Ankit Khullar from Purab Paschim.Before you start buying, take an inventory of your gown’s standout features and then base your choices around them. If your dress has an ornate neckline, opt for a pair of drop earrings instead of a necklace that might look too busy. For a gown with a simpler style, try a bold statement necklace or a fascinator. When it comes to earrings, take a cue from your hairstyle. If you’re leaving your hair down and over your ears, small studs or drops will do.last_img read more

Australian Outback to aid in search for life on Mars

first_img Yes No NASA Outback field trip AllMedX AllMedX Find many free full text studies on severe asthma at Allmedx.com. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Does mepolizumab help relieve symptoms of severe asthma? Visit Allmedx.com to learn more. How does eosinophilic phenotype determine the right asthma treatment? Learn more on Allmedx.com. Which medications are most effective for chronic asthma? Find out on Allmedx.com. AllMedX Privacy policy We recommend AllMedX Google Analytics settings How is mepolizumab administered? See the Prescribing Information at Allmedx.com. AllMedX Source: NASA Powered by Last week, scientists from NASA, ESA, and Roscosmos descended on the Pilbara Outback in North West Australia to learn more about how to find signs of fossil life on Mars. By seeking out signs of ancient microbial colonies that formed hundreds of millions of years ago, they hope to gain new insights into what to look for on the Red Planet.Half a century of studying Mars using spacecraft suggests that it’s most likely that any signs of life on Mars will be in the form of fossilized microbes dating back over two billions years ago. In many ways, this means that looking for Martian life is like looking for signs of life in Earth’s distant past, so NASA reasons that places like the Outback could make very good laboratory for rehearsing future Mars missions.”The Pilbara Outback is home to the oldest confirmed fossilized lifeforms on Earth, called stromatolites,” says Ken Farley, project scientist for Mars 2020 at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “If we can better understand how these fossils came to be here – and the nearby geological signposts that help point the way to them – we’ll be that much more prepared when hunting for signs of life on Mars.”What the NASA/ESA/Roscosmos team led by Martin Van Kranendonk, professor of geology and astrobiology at the University of New South Wales were particularly interested in were stromatolites. These are colonies of bacteria that are made up of layers of microbes like cyanobacteria that form themselves into sheets, mounds, and columns. Many geological formations dating back to over 1.25 billion years ago resemble modern stromatolites, indicating that they were once one of the most common life forms on Earth.The Outback field trip ended on August 24, but NASA says that the research will be a long-lasting effect on astrobiology, especially in light of the upcoming Mars 2020 and ExoMars expeditions.”Just as the Apollo astronauts visited areas of geologic interest on Earth before they journeyed to the Moon, the scientists of Mars 2020 and ExoMars are doing their due diligence before their missions make the 100-million-plus-mile (160-million-plus-kilometer) trip to the Red Planet,” says Mitch Schulte, Mars 2020 NASA program scientist. “Martin helped them by providing a thorough and thought-provoking look into the geologic features of the Pilbara.”The video below shows the team exploring the Outback. Do you treat severe asthma? Find recent research & developments on AllMedx.com. AllMedX last_img read more

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first_imgVideo Player is loading.GE Cardiographe cardiac CT scanner at SCCT19Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 26.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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first_imgIt seems that the bad days for Facebook are never ending. Today, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee published its final report on Disinformation and ‘fake news. They have touted Facebook’s handling of personal data, and its use for political campaigns, as prime areas for inspection by regulators. This report has been published after UK Parliament committee spent more than 18 months of investigation into Facebook and its privacy practices. The interim report was published in July 2018 which offered the UK government a number of recommendations. The final report offers more recommendations as well as repeats recommendations. The interim report developed a code of ethics, which all tech companies should agree to uphold. For the final report, the members of MP have recommended that platforms should be subject to a Compulsory Code of Ethics that would be overseen by an independent regulator. The companies which fail to meet rules on harmful or illegal content would face hefty fines. The committee was severely critical of Facebook, condemning Mark Zuckerberg for failing to answer the members’ questions, “By choosing not to appear before the Committee and by choosing not to respond personally to any of our invitations, Mark Zuckerberg has shown contempt towards both the UK Parliament and  the‘International Grand Committee’, involving members from nine legislatures from around the world.”, writes the report. Damian Collins MP, Chair of the DCMS Committee said, “Even if Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t believe he is accountable to the UK Parliament, he is to the billions of Facebook users across the world. Evidence uncovered by my Committee shows he still has questions to answer yet he’s continued to duck them, refusing to respond to our invitations directly or sending representatives who don’t have the right information.” In December 2018, the committee published a report of Facebook internal documents, including e-mails sent between CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other senior executives regarding a company called six4three. The documents revealed that Facebook monetized their valuable user data, allowing apps to use Facebook to grow their network, as long as it increased usage of Facebook, strict limits on possible competitor access and much more. For the final report, the committee has published more evidence from the Six4Three documents. Per the report, this demonstrates “Facebook’s aggressive action against certain apps and highlights the link between Friends’ data and the financial value of the developers’ relationship with Facebook.” Facebook was also condemned for its Russian meddling in elections. The committee has urged the Government to make a statement about the number of investigations being carried out into Russian interference in UK politics. Facebook and other social media platforms should be clear that they have a responsibility to comply with the law and not facilitate illegal activity such as foreign influence, disinformation, funding, voter manipulation and the sharing of data. To summarize, the DCMS committee calls for: Compulsory Code of Ethics for tech companies overseen by independent regulator Regulator given powers to launch legal action against companies breaching code Government to reform current electoral communications laws and rules on overseas involvement in UK elections Social media companies obliged to take down known sources of harmful content, including proven sources of disinformation “We consider that data transfer for value is Facebook’s business model and that Mark Zuckerberg’s statement that ‘we’ve never sold anyone’s data” is simply untrue’,” the committee concludes. You can go through the full report here. Read Next Facebook and the U.S. government are negotiating over Facebook’s privacy issues Regulate Google, Facebook, and other online platforms to protect journalism, says a UK report German regulators put a halt to Facebook’s data gathering activities and ad businesslast_img read more

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first_img Friday, June 2, 2017 Tags: Karisma Hotels & Resorts, WestJet Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> New deals on Karisma resorts with WestJet Vacationscenter_img Travelweek Group MIAMI — Karisma Hotels & Resorts has named WestJet Vacations as its Karisma Preferred Partner for the month of June for the Canadian market.With the June promotion WestJet Vacations passengers will receive savings of up to 62% off plus a $300 resort credit. Resort credits can be used towards services such as couples’ massages or candlelight dinners. Kids stay free when staying with two adults at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana.These offers are available for clients when booking by June 30, for travel June 1 – Dec. 22 and are not combinable with other promotions. The promotion is also only available for new bookings with a minimum stay of three nights, valid at El Dorado Spa Resorts, Azul Beach Resorts, Generations Riviera Maya, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts, and Hidden Beach Resort, by Karisma. Sharelast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories “He’s the shiftiest running back out of all the guys we’ve seen this year. You can’t stop your feet. You have to make him choose a side. A lot of guys stop their feet before they try to tackle him, and he makes them look silly in the open field.”Silly indeed. The fifth-year pro out of Pittsburgh has already exceeded the 100-yard mark on four separate occasions, including a season-high 184 in Philadelphia’s season opener in Washington.If the Cardinals have anything on their side — besides the fact they’ve allowed just one running back (San Francisco 49ers’ Frank Gore in Week 7) to eclipse the 100-yard mark this season — it’s that they’ve faced McCoy in each of the last two seasons.In back-to-back victories over Philadelphia, Arizona allowed McCoy to run for a 151 combined yards and a touchdown. While those two performances came before Kelly’s arrival, the Cardinals, at the very least, have a blueprint for what it will take to limit McCoy’s effectiveness. “We have to tackle him,” Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell said. “He makes a lot of guys miss tackles. If you have a good day tackling and don’t let him get yards after contact, we should be fine.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 0 Comments   Share   TEMPE, Ariz. — When the Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles meet Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field, they won’t just be pitting their impressive and somewhat surprising records against one another.No, the two playoff-hopeful squads will be matching strength against strength.Under the direction of first-year head coach Chip Kelly, the Eagles boast the NFL’s ‘fastest show on earth,’ a spread attack that preaches conditioning, efficiency (league-worst 41 percent time of possession), gap discipline along the offensive line, an accurate quarterback, talented receivers who can exploit holes down field and versatile tight ends and running backs.center_img Philadelphia certainly has the latter category covered, as tailback LeSean McCoy has flourished in Kelly’s up-tempo scheme. Through 11 games, he leads the league with 1,009 rushing yards to go along with five touchdowns.To put McCoy’s production in perspective, in 12 total games last season, the former Pro Bowler (2011) ran for just 840 yards and two touchdowns.While the Cardinals head to the City of Brotherly Love sporting the league’s second-best run defense (81.3 yards/game), the unit’s chief architect, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, did his best to bestow all of the effusive praise on McCoy.“I think [their offense] opens the field for him,” Bowles said. “He was a great running back before this offense. But in this offense, he’s just flourished. He’s a modern-day Barry Sanders.”According to Cardinals defensive tackle Dan Williams, because McCoy has a lot of the same tendencies — ability to change speeds, terrific left-to-right lateral movement, strength to bounce off tackles — as Sanders, the Eagles’ zone running scheme fits him perfectly.“It opens up a lot more holes for him,” Williams said. “He was already a good back, but now the way the wide receivers run hard every play, you don’t really know what they’re going to do. Are they going to throw a screen? There’s so much you’re trying to read that it puts him space. That’s a bad formula when LeSean McCoy is in space. He’s a very dangerous runner. Added first-year Cardinal Matt Shaughnessy, “The biggest challenge is for us to do our job [against McCoy]. We need to just do our job. It’s about being disciplined with your responsibilities, because he exploits teams when they make mistakes.”Those mistakes haven’t just come in the run game.Going into Sunday’s contest, the Eagles lead the league with 67 plays of 20 yards or more. Of those 67, 10 have been recorded by McCoy. And of those 10, five have come on pass plays.Although he currently sits as the league’s only 1,000-yard rusher, McCoy is also seventh among running backs in receiving yards (399). Playing for a coach who loves to exploit matchups in space, McCoy has no problem serving as an additional threat during passing situations — be in on a bubble screen or lined up in the slot.“You have to be disciplined and trust your technique when you approach him at the ankles,” Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby said. “He can make you miss in a hole. He can make you miss in space. He’s a talented running back.”That he is. But Arizona can also look to its own success against the likes of Reggie Bush (69 total yards), DeAngelo Williams (69 total yards), Doug Martin (61 total yards), Darren Sproles (56 total yards), Maurice Jones-Drew (35 total yards), Trent Richardson (26 total yards), Steven Jackson (13 total yards), to illustrate that it’s more than capable of prevailing in Sunday’s battle of strengths. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Writing by Tom Perry Editing by Andrew Heavens William Maclean and Peter Graff) This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed The Benue Police Command has debunked rumours of an impending attack on the state by suspected herdsmen at the end of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations Benue police Commissioner Fatai Owoseni who addressing newsmen in Makurdi said the command had placed about 5000 of its personnel on red alert to ensure a hitch free Eid-Fitr celebrations in the state Owoseni said the measure became necessary in order to avert any security breach in the state during the celebrations Owoseni said “We have placed our officers and men of about 5000 personnel on red alert to ensure that there are no security breaches in the course of the celebrations in Benue state “Besides other security measures which includes increased police visibility and Joint Motorized Patrols with Sister Security Agencies as well as covert operations have been put in place to ensure a hitch free Eid-Fitr celebrations in the state “The impending attack by herdsmen are rumors as the Joint Task Force comprising the Special Forces of the Nigeria Police Force; the Military the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps code named ‘Operation Whirl Stroke’ and the Police Reinforcement deployed to the Command by the Inspector-General of Police since January 2018 have been undertaking pro-active measures to prevent any untoward incident” He added that the Command in two weeks of special security operations carried out across the State arrested four suspected armed robbery suspects four suspected kidnappers and thirteen suspected cultists while two of the robbery suspects died in the course of exchange of gun fire with the Police “The Following items were recovered from the suspects a total of four rifles made up of three AK-47 and one G-3 three AK-47 magazines sixteen rounds of live ammunition one dane gun nine sets of Army camouflage uniform and three Toyota cars” the Commissioner added Senator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West Senatorial District has alleged that there were plans to assassinate him following his insistence in contesting the governorship primary elections He said the fresh plot was as a result of failed attempt to kidnap him by kidnappers who disguised as security agents on Saturday warning that the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha should be held liable if anything happens to him In a statement he signed and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday he added that Okorocha was working towards the withdrawal of his security details in order to make him vulnerable to attacks The statement reads “I have it on good authority that Governor Rochas Okorocha having failed in his plan to kidnap me is now in a fresh plot to assassinate me but to burn down my houses “I have been told reliably from his camp that he has embarked in getting security agencies to withdraw security from memaking me vulnerable “The people he sent to kidnap me gave him a reason that they were not able to succeed because I have a very tight security “He is now making all efforts both at the national level and state to remove all the security details attached to me so that he can make real his plans” Uzodinma who claimed to have obtained evidence of assassination plot within the government circle urged the Inspector General of Police not to belabour himself looking for “who killed him” but should hold Rochas Okorocha responsible “I am using this medium to inform the Inspector General of Police the federal government and all security agencies Should anything happen to me during this primaries they should hold Gov Okorocha responsible “I have it on good authority and I can show you evidence that what I am saying is very serious “The question is why will a sitting governor want to eliminate his citizen whom he ought to protect “He has imports over 2000 violent and armed thugs into Imo State but that will not deter us “We will follow this primaries squarely Our people must participate we must vote we must nominate the person we want to rule this state “I have reported all these happenings to the national leadership of the party for record purposes” he said The lawmaker insisted on following the party guidelines in the ongoing governorship primaries saying he will not be intimidated “Only this morning he decided to deploy people that are favourable to him the people to midwife the primaries without waiting for the national leadership of the party to send those who are going to conduct the primaries “He has already started the exercise Our hope is that when the representatives from the national body come that they will do the right thing what is consistent with the guideline approved by the party” Uzodinma said But when the epic battles start ragingso. dad tried to ward him off with a swift punch to the nose, 33, With this signing, 5 million dollars in refurbishing the vessel and emplacing its armaments. 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