A Bonus? French Scientist Says Non, Merci

first_imgPARIS—Didier Chatenay is putting his money where his mouth is. To voice his opposition to a new bonus system in France that rewards scientific excellence, Chatenay, a top physicist at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) published an open letter on Monday, saying thanks, but no thanks to a pay hike of up to €15,000 per year.French science and education minister Valérie Pécresse introduced the bonuses this summer as a way to reward the country’s best researchers. Research agencies are currently working out details of the scheme, which would benefit roughly one in five scientists. But researchers’ organizations like Sauvons la Recherche have dismissed the pay hikes as divisive; they want salary increases across the board, especially for young scientists. Under proposed CNRS rules, Chatenay—who says he earns €4600 a month—would qualify automatically because he won the agency’s Silver Medal in 1999. In his letter, addressed to CNRS top leadership, he stresses that one of the defining characteristics of the French academic world is that it awards “symbolic recognition devoid of any material benefits.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Google to Design Android Apps in Indian Languages

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Copa America: Peru stun Chile in Copa America semis, Twitter reacts

first_img All Peruvians after Chileans thought they were going to pass #Peruvschile pic.twitter.com/0mxPBJSxyg — Reallydude?26 (@reallydude_26) July 4, 2019 #Peruvschile Mood #ArribaPeru pic.twitter.com/JwclqAeTQ4 — Luis Trujillo (@mrgoethe_) July 4, 2019 Kevin De Bruyne: Manchester City have to put in hard work to retain EPL crown such a mood#Peruvschile pic.twitter.com/jBFzkouD5y — 𝒩𝑜𝑒𝑒𝑒☁️ (@Nalvbz) July 4, 2019 pedro gallese blocking goals like #peruvschile pic.twitter.com/VhqpewLNos — fio 🌻 (@fiorellayanire) July 4, 2019 Finally, Peru broke the deadlock in the 21st minute of the match as Edison Flores scored for the team. In the 38th minute of the match, Peru were able to extend their lead as Yoshimar Yotun registered the second goal for the team. Chile visibly looked deflated after going 0-2 down before the half-time mark. Chile came out all guns blazing in the second half and they created a chance in the 51st minute as Eduardo Vargas made a stunning move but he was denied by the crossbar. In the 68th minute, Chile’s Arturo Vidal also had a chance to register a goal, but in the end, his shot was way off target. However, Peru were able to hold off Chile’s attempts and in the dying moments of the match, Peru’s Paolo Guerrero registered the third goal for the team sealing the win for the side. Peru will now take on Brazil in the finals of the Copa America on Sunday, July 7. Twitter was abuzz with what occurred in the match and users came up with funny ways to express themselves. Have a look: Mid-day hosts first-of-its-kind girls football tournament | Ranis of Rink 2019 ‘Starstruck’ David Beckham shares photo with Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke Peru pulled off an upset of sorts when they beat Chile 3-0 in the Copa America semi-final to set up a final clash against Brazil in a bid to lift the trophy The game started at a quick pace as both teams looked to play with an aggressive mindset. Peru’s Christian Cueva created a chance in the 3rd minute, but he was denied by the goalpost.Related News MOOD:#Peruvschile pic.twitter.com/NQB7U8CGKo — chickenlittle (@tejiunpijudo) July 4, 2019 With inputs from ANI Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updateslast_img read more

Miami Open: Federer outclasses Anderson to set up semi-final vs Shapovalov

first_imgRoger Federer gained a measure of revenge against Wimbledon nemesis Kevin Anderson, beating the South African 6-0 6-4 at the Miami Open on Thursday to set up a mouthwatering semi-final against a player barely half his age.Federer will have little time to rest his 37-year-old legs before his clash against 19-year-old Denis Shapovalov, the highly regarded Canadian talent tipped for future Grand Slam success.Twentieth seed Shapovalov won his battle of ‘Next Gen’ hustlers 6-7(5) 6-4 6-2 against American Frances Tiafoe.Shapovalov is one of two Canadian teenagers in the semis, with 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime to play defending champion John Isner in the other.Federer has won 100 career titles, 100 more than Shapovalov, and was looking forward to the pair’s first match-up.”He’s one of the big shotmakers in the game. I love his forehand,” Federer said.The Swiss raced through the first set against Anderson, the man who beat him in a quarter-final marathon at Wimbledon last year.Anderson took nine games to get on the board but eventually found his groove and broke back with a series of return winners to level at 3-3 in the second set.Federer struck the decisive blow at 4-4, however, winning a marathon game of 22 points and clinching the break with a fortuitous backhand return down the line.”I hit it late and that’s why it went short,” he said of the shot. “That’s not what I wanted to do but maybe what it took. I got a bit lucky there at the end.”advertisementlast_img read more

Pochettino: We know all about ‘magic’ Isco

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino warns Tottenham of ‘magic’ Isco threat Goal Last updated 2 years ago 15:32 10/17/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Isco Real Madrid Gabriel Bouys Tottenham Hotspur Isco Real Madrid v Tottenham Hotspur Real Madrid UEFA Champions League The midfielder has enjoyed a strong start to the season and the Spurs coach is aware his side must be wary of the threat he poses Mauricio Pochettino has admitted Tottenham Hotspur must pay special attention to dealing with the “magic” of Real Madrid star Isco in Tuesday’s Champions League encounter.The Spaniard has been in fine form in recent months, scoring three goals for Madrid in all competitions this season and scoring four in as many World Cup qualifying games for Spain last since early September.Isco 11/2 first scorer v Spurs Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The midfielder will line up against Pochettino’s side at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, and the coach is aware his side must deal with a world-class player.”I think that he is one of the best and he is proving it,” the Argentine told reporters.“I have been lucky to have seen him playing for different clubs and he has always been a player with a capacity and creativity above average.”He has reached his full potential at Real, and we will take that into account.”We know all about his magic.”While Madrid boast the talents of Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in their starting XI, Tottenham have a star of their own in Harry Kane.The 24-year-old has 11 goals in 10 appearances for the north London club and has reportedly become a subject of interest for Madrid. Pochettino, however, insists he will be staying put for the near future.”He is happy here, but in the future no one knows,” he added.”He feels very identified with the club and was thrilled when he saw Francesco Totti’s farewell in Rome.Harry Kane Tottenham 2017Kane and Pochettino“That generated a special emotion. I hope he is with us for many years because he is an example to follow for many of his team-mates.”[Zinedine] Zidane said that he is one of the best, but Harry still has room for improvement.”Spurs and Madrid sit top of Group H on six points heading into the game – each with six goals scored and one conceded – and the 45-year-old is sure his side can return from the Spanish capital with a good result.“We will be very positive,” Pochettino added.”We have experienced players and will compete at the level of the best team in the world.”It’s a great opportunity for us to show our abilities.”last_img read more

Here’s The Pac-12 Tournament Bracket, Schedule For Tomorrow

first_imgPAC-12 tournament bracket schedule.pac-12 tournament bracket scheduleThe 2016 Pac-12 Tournament tips off tomorrow from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.Here’s the bracket for the tournament, which features Oregon, Utah, Cal, and Arizona as the four top seeds.pac-12 tournament Here’s the schedule for tomorrow’s games:No. 8 Washington vs. No. 9 Stanford, 3 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 5 Colorado vs. No. 12 Washington State, 5:30 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 7 USC vs. No. 10 UCLA, 9 p.m. E.T. on Pac-12 NetworkNo. 6 Oregon State vs. No. 11 Arizona State, 11:30 p.m. ET on Pac-12 NetworkThe top four seeds in the tournament play their first games of the tournament on Thursday.More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img

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The value of maple and honey production grew in 2017 says Statistics

first_imgMONTREAL – Statistics Canada says maple syrup production increased three per cent this year to a record 12.5 million gallons as taps were added in most maple-producing provinces.Quebec produced 92 per cent of Canada’s maple syrup output, rising 2.8 per cent in the year.The total output follows a bumper crop in 2016, which saw production increase 36.5 per cent nationally. That was on a 38.3 per cent growth in Quebec due to favourable weather conditions that resulted in higher yields.Canadian maple production has increased from a low of 5.12 million gallons in 2008.New Brunswick production rose 4.4 per cent to 551,000 gallons, Ontario was up 6.8 per cent to 425,000 gallons and Nova Scotia rose 18.7 per cent to 57,000 gallons.The total value of maple products increased two per cent to $493.7 million due to increased production. However, the price of syrup decreased on the year as more syrup in New Brunswick and Ontario went to the lower-priced processing market.Meanwhile, the value of honey produced in Canada increased 11.1 per cent to $169.3 million on higher prices even though production was down 2.6 per cent due to poor weather conditions in Eastern Canada.Production on the Prairies increased 1.1 per cent to 79.1 million pounds. However, production was down almost 50 per cent in Ontario and 5.1 per cent in the Maritimes.More than 10,000 beekeepers oversaw nearly 790,000 colonies this year.last_img read more

Pocketbook issues eclipsed by military role in Thai election

BANGKOK — Pocketbook issues may not sway the outcome of Sunday’s election in Thailand, given the bigger debate among voters over whether they support or oppose the military junta that has ruled the country since a 2014 coup.Experts say that widespread dissatisfaction, especially among the have-nots, with how the economy is doing may be balanced out by strong support for the junta from wealthier Thais and those who have seen military rule as a welcome respite from the political unrest that has tarnished Thai politics for more than a decade.“The economy is not doing all that great. But it’s also not doing all that badly. It may be that in this case it would have just a neutral impact on the election’s outcome,” said Chris Baker, a historian and expert on Thai politics.“It will be a vote on the military. Whether you like them. Whether you approve of them. Whether you’d like them to stay,” he said.Still, lagging wages, a precarious job market and falling commodities prices have made the daily struggle to get by a key concern, and major parties are wooing voters with promises of cash handouts, farm subsidies, small-business tax breaks and other benefits.Such populist strategies were the specialty of billionaire former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, whose allied parties have won every national election since 2001 in part by appealing to the rural masses who make up the majority of Thai voters. Yet his popularity and strongman personality alienated many in Bangkok and among the nation’s traditional elite and his government was toppled in a 2006 coup.After more than a decade of sometimes violent protests, counter protests and legal and extralegal intervention, Thaksin — who lives in exile to avoid what he says is a politically motivated jail term — remains revered by many and reviled by others.On Sunday, the choice for many will boil down to what they value more, the better economic times associated with Thaksin and his allies or the relative political calm associated with military rule.Here’s a look at some of the key stakeholders:FARMERS and WORKERS: It’s widely agreed that deep seated structural problems are slowing Thailand’s progress, as the elite grab a large share of the benefits of the country’s growth. In the countryside, incomes and access to good education and other public services lag far behind. While poverty has declined markedly, to below 10 per cent of the population by most measures, farm productivity has lagged, with rice and corn yields stagnating or falling behind those in neighbouring countries. Even in the industrial sector, productivity — one key to raising incomes — has not kept pace with other countries in the region. Farmers are encumbered by debt as costs outstrip what they can bring in as prices for key commodities like rice and rubber languish. These voters, a majority of the electorate, benefited from “Thaksinomics” and are strong supporters of parties aligned with the former prime minister. Yet they are also used to seeing their choices at the ballot box overruled by military intervention or court rulings they see as politically biased.___URBAN MIDDLE CLASS: Thailand’s urban middle class centred in Bangkok is riven by divided interests. On the one hand they were the forces that ousted previous military governments that clung to power for too long, such as in the early 1990s, and took great pride in Thailand’s emergence as a democratic, middle-income nation. Yet they were the same masses who took to the streets multiple times over the past dozen years to seek the ouster of Thaksin and his allies, who they saw as corrupt and who they claimed bought the votes of the rural majority with populist policies. Many boycotted the last attempted election in 2014 and welcomed the coup that followed as a way to jumpstart what they said were needed reforms. While many are unhappy over a lack of reforms in education, the police, state industries and government bureaucracy, they are also wary of a return to the political unrest that has come hand-in-glove with civilian rule in recent times. “There is still a very strong conservative trend in the Thai middle class who will settle for peace and order,” Baker said.___YOUNG PEOPLE: Thailand has 7 million eligible potential swing voters: the over-18s who are getting to vote for the first time. Among them are university graduates who find it difficult to get good-paying jobs. There are also legions of young people, many without a degree, in the informal workforce — running street stalls, ferrying passengers by motorbike taxis and filling other casual, low-skilled occupations. In the last election, Thaksin’s proxy party was able to appeal to such workers with promises to raise the minimum wage and to guarantee a minimum starting salary for university graduates. While the current crop of first-time voters may be too young to feel nostalgia for Thaksin, there’s little affection for army rule.___BIG BUSINESS: The huge conglomerates that dominate the Thai economy and the wealthy families who own them are generally conservative and eager to avoid political uncertainty. So are foreign businesses deeply invested in many of Thailand’s export-oriented manufacturing industries. The chances are that big business will come out ahead whoever wins. But a public backlash if the election’s outcome is perceived as unfair could harm the investment environment.___THE MILITARY: Having written a new constitution that stacks the odds in its favour, the military is seeking the best of both worlds by returning coup maker-turned-Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to the premiership as the head of an ostensibly civilian government. Even if it somehow fails to get its man in the top post, the current junta has ensured that any future governments must adhere to its 20-year plan for the nation. The military’s self-interests would be ensuring it continues to have a strong say over its generous budget, and avoiding being included in future reforms that could seek to curb its might, both politically and financially. A victory Sunday would help keep a status quo already aligned in its favour. Nevertheless, while the military is adamantly conservative, it is also highly factional and a future coup can never be ruled out, even against itself.Elaine Kurtenbach, The Associated Press read more

As hundreds feared drowned off Libya UN agency urges better rescue methods

10 May 2011Nearly 600 people may have drowned when a boat broke up off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency reported today as it called on European countries to urgently improve their mechanisms for rescues at sea. Nearly 600 people may have drowned when a boat broke up off the coast of Libya, the United Nations refugee agency reported today as it called on European countries to urgently improve their mechanisms for rescues at sea.The exact death toll from the latest tragedy remains unknown, but most of the passengers are believed to have been from sub-Saharan Africa, according to Melissa Fleming, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).Passengers say the ship – which broke up shortly after departing Tripoli last Friday – was carrying about 600 people. A diplomat based in the Libyan capital reported that 16 bodies have been recovered so far, including those of two babies.In the wake of the latest reports of drowning deaths of people fleeing Libya by boat, the UN refugee agency on Tuesday reiterated its call for European nations to urgently improve mechanisms for rescue at sea.Ms. Fleming told journalists in Geneva that UNHCR is urging “States, commercial shipping companies and others present in the Mediterranean to consider that all boats leaving Libya for Europe are likely to require assistance.”She also appealed to ship masters to be extra vigilant and to continue to adhere to the long-standing maritime obligation of aiding people in distress.UNHCR first appealed to European States early last month to urgently put in place more reliable and effective mechanisms for rescues at sea. Europe has, until now, received less than two per cent of the people fleeing Libya to escape the continuing conflict in the North African country – but the number of people risking the boat journey is rising.Ms. Fleming added that five boats carrying almost 2,400 people, including many women and children, arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Saturday and Sunday. “All five boats needed rescuing by the Italian coastguard and maritime police, with one boat running aground close to the Lampedusa shore,” she said. “Yesterday three bodies washed ashore, thought to have been passengers from the boat that ran aground.” The number of people who have arrived in Italy and Malta from Libya since the crisis there started in mid-February stands at 12,360. Before Friday’s sinking, family members and survivors told UNHCR of boats running into problems, and as many as 800 people are unaccounted for. read more

PJ Tucker Does More For The Rockets By Doing Less A Lot

PJ Tucker Does More For The Rockets By Doing Less A Lot

No one in the NBA this season logged more minutes while doing less on offense. Tucker is the first player since Shane Battier in 2008-09 to post a usage rate of less than 10 percent while also playing at least 30 minutes a game. In Game 1 of the Rockets’ series against Golden State, the Rockets were +9 in net points with Tucker on the court even though he scored no points and took only four shots while logging 39 minutes — the same time spent on the floor as James Harden.Tucker ranks near the bottom in passes made per game and touches per game, and on average he had the ball in his hand for the shortest amount of time per possession of anyone who played at least 30 minutes per game this season. On offense, Tucker’s role is to stand in the corner and wait for a teammate to pass him the ball so that he can shoot an open three, which is the point of Houston’s spread-out, isolation-heavy offense.So why can Tucker stay on the court for as long he does without doing much on offense? Two reasons.First, Harden had the highest usage rate in the NBA during the regular season, and Harden and Tucker are on the court together more than any other two-man combination for the Rockets.1Of Tucker’s 218 total playoff minutes, 206 of those have been with Harden also on the floor. Since usage rate is a zero-sum game among the five players on the floor, any increase in Tucker’s usage would come at the expense of Harden’s.Second, Tucker’s defense is vital to the Rockets. While he might not be widely known as an elite defensive stopper, he has the profile of one. Five of the seven players he guarded most often during the regular season were Paul George, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo. Nobody matches up with those guys that often unless he’s built for it.Only nine players since the 1977-78 season have played at least 30 minutes a game while using less than 10 percent of their teams’ plays. The list is a who’s who of the best defensive specialists in NBA history, including Dennis Rodman, Ben Wallace, Mark Eaton, Bruce Bowen and the aforementioned Battier. Most of those guys went on to win defensive player of the year, earn All-NBA honors or play a critical role on a championship team. Meanwhile, Tucker has never made so much as an All-Defensive team.Even though the casual fan might not recognize Tucker for his defensive prowess, his peers do. Earlier this year, DeMar DeRozan praised Tucker’s defensive intensity. “PJ is one of the most intense individual defenders on the defensive end,” he told The Athletic. “I don’t think he gets enough credit for it.”The good news for Tucker is that he has the chance to raise his profile during the Rockets’ second-round matchup against the Warriors. The bad news is that he has to prove his mettle by trying to guard Durant.During the regular season, Tucker matched up with Durant on 111 possessions and held him to shooting 48 percent from the field, a tick below Durant’s 52 percent season average. Durant scored 35 points during the Warriors’ Game 1 victory on Sunday, though only 13 of those points were scored while Tucker was guarding him. In reality, the only person that can stop Durant is Durant. But as long as Tucker doesn’t allow him to shoot over 60 percent from the field like he did when he was guarded by Patrick Beverley during the Warriors’ first-round series, the Rockets will have a chance to pull off the upset.Check out our latest NBA predictions. Creative shot makers and flashy passers are the easiest players to appreciate as fans. Less obvious are the role players who contribute to winning even when they don’t have the ball — and few such role players have had a bigger impact than Houston’s PJ Tucker.There isn’t a formal definition for what constitutes a role player, but role players do have some defining characteristics. For instance, think of the relationship between a player’s minutes per game and his usage rate, which is the share of a team’s plays used by a player while he is on the court. Star players — your LeBron Jameses and Steph Currys of the league — log heavy minutes and have high usage rates. Role players may also log heavy minutes but tend to be comparatively less involved on offense.Below is a scatter chart that shows the relationship between usage rate and minutes played per game. The relationship is flat for players who see fewer than 20 minutes per game, but there is a strong, positive relationship among starter- and rotation-level players. After all, if you weren’t producing on the offensive end, you wouldn’t be worth playing for long stretches of time. Unless you’re Tucker. read more

Geekout episode 7 Light Fair Amazons rumored settop box Vu and more

first_imgIn case you happened to be busy at 3:30 EDT on a Thursday with something silly like a job, we’ve got the latest episode of Geekout right here for you to watch.Every week a couple of us come together and discuss a few hot topics in a Google Hangout. It’s a good way to get our first impressions of what’s in the news and a better way to see how the members of Geek.com arrive at the conclusions you read on the site.This week on Geekout we wrapped up Light Fair 2013 with our fearless leader, and talked a bit about the state of today’s lighting. Then we spent some time discussing the rumors circling Amazon and their possibly impending set-top box, and what that might look like. Finally, we wrapped up today with a little bit of Vu reader for Android — our app of the week.If you have something you’d like to add to the discussion, or if you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please feel free to leave us a comment here or on YouTube. If you’d like to join us one week, all you need is a Google+ account and a decent camera and microphone. Leave us a note on our Google+ account, and we’d be happy to have you one with us one week!Watch more Geek.com Geekoutslast_img read more

Des os de dodo retrouvés dans un musée de Londres

first_imgDes os de dodo retrouvés dans un musée de LondresLe personnel du Grant Museum of Zoology de Londres en Angleterre a eu la surprise de découvrir des restes de dodo, oiseau éteint depuis le 17e siècle, dans une de leurs collections d’ossements de crocodiles.C’est en déménageant les 70.000 pièces de la collection du musée que le personnel du Grant Museum of Zoology de Londres a fait la surprenante découverte. Parmi les boites d’ossements de crocodile, ceux-ci ont retrouvé des restes de dodo, cet oiseau mythique de l’île Maurice disparu depuis des siècles. En réalité, le musée disposait déjà d’une première boite d’os de l’animal mais la seconde était perdue depuis plusieurs années. Lors d’un rangement, celle-ci aurait été mal identifiée et injustement classée parmi les ossements du reptile. Une confusion qui, si elle apparait surprenante, est tout à fait compréhensible selon Jack Ashby, l’un des responsables du musée : “Les crocodiles et les oiseaux ont plusieurs caractéristiques communes”, a t-il justifié au journal anglais The Guardian.La collection d’ossements de dodo du musée ainsi complétée est une trouvaille exceptionnelle. En effet, cet oiseau aux ailes atrophiées de l’île Maurice s’est éteint au 17e siècle, victime de la chasse et de la destruction des forêts par l’homme. Et si de nombreux restes ont été trouvés, les spécimen complets sont extrêmement rares. Outre celui du musée de Port-Louis sur l’île même, la majorité des squelettes exposés aujourd’hui sont des reconstitutions partielles d’ossements de plusieurs individus. Le 23 février 2011 à 16:06 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Acer Lets You Overclock Its Latest Gaming Monitor

first_imgOverclocking has been a way of getting more performance out of PC components for decades. It used to be purely applied to processors. You add more cooling and clock the chip frequency higher in order to gain more performance. Then the same thing happened with RAM and graphics cards. Overclocked versions of these components are even sold new with a price premium. Now overclocking is being offered on a monitor.If you think about it, there’s not much available to overclock on a display. You certainly can’t increase the screen size or go past the maximum resolution offered. Maybe you could speed up the interface menu changes? However, Acer has found one legitimate way to overclock its new Predator XB1 monitor, and that’s by tweaking the refresh rate.The Predator range of monitors is squarely aimed at gamers. In the case of the Predator XB1, it uses a 24-inch TN panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. It supports refresh rates up to 144Hz as standard, but Acer has included an overclock feature allowing you to push it up to 165Hz if desired. And if that video above is anything to go by, Acer is aiming to hit 180Hz eventually.What’s the benefit of this overclock? Well, that depends on how good the pixel response times are and the quality of the digital processing circuitry Acer has opted to include in the display. You’d have to assume it’s good enough otherwise such a high refresh rate would introduce image distortion or artifacts while you play. The specs suggest it is, with response times listed at 1ms.Anyone considering the XB1 as their next gaming monitor will also be pleased to hear Acer has included support for Nvidia G-Sync, meaning you’ll have a screen tear-free experience assuming you also have a G-Sync enabled graphics card in your rig. You also get a USB 3.0 hub, 2W speakers, 100% sRGB support, 350Nit brightness, and power use of just 27W. The cost? $499 with immediate availability.last_img read more

Matt Riddle on transition from MMA to pro wrestling Former ROH star

Matt Riddle on transition from MMA to pro wrestling Former ROH star

first_imgFacebook Google+ Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE NXT Results – 8/7/19 (Final show before TakeOver, Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain) WWE NXT Results – 8/21/19 (Matt Riddle vs. Killian Dain, Jordan Myles makes his decision) Twittercenter_img Pinterest The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Newly signed NXT star Matt Riddle was on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN (above) this week to talk about his transition from the world of mixed martial arts to pro wrestling.Riddle talks in detail about being cut by the UFC and embracing the independent wrestling scene, including getting a huge reaction at NXT TakeOver in Brooklyn.“New York is a very smart wrestling town, a very smart wrestling community. I wasn’t too shocked, but at the same time when you go into those situations, you never know how they are going to perceive you. In your mind you hope they react…of course, they did for me. Which was amazing. I got one of the biggest pops they’ve heard in a very long time. They put it over pretty good. For a guy who hasn’t been on TV since 2012, I thought it was crazy that 20,000 people were just going crazy chanting bro.”Former ROH star at Performance CenterWWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page shared a photo working at the WWE’s Performance Center again in Orlando recently.Former Ring of Honor star and Television Champion Punishment Martinez was spotted in the photo, confirming earlier reports that he was heading to WWE.Im down at @WWEPerformCtr again showing these WARRIORS how much @ddpyoga can improve their performance in the ring and help with injuring recovery. #DDPYWORKS I wanna know who your favorite @WWENXT performer is in the picture! pic.twitter.com/lxX6SKjJ8x— Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) October 16, 2018 WhatsApplast_img read more

Vancouver police technicians get into the field

first_imgFor the past few years, Julie Cleveland has worked as a police service technician at Vancouver Police Department’s West Precinct, taking citizen’s reports over the phone and from people who walk in.The past few weeks, however, she’s taken her job on the road — responding to low-level crimes and interacting with people out in the community.“It’s different, taking a report out in the field,” Cleveland said. “You can visualize the situation when you do it over the phone, but you leave out details you see when you’re there.”Cleveland’s is one of four new positions at the police agency, called field police service technicians, or field PSTs. She still takes the same kinds of reports that she did before, but rather than being separated by a partition or a phone line, she goes to the crime scene.“I think it enhances our service to the community,” Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain said. “It’s more personalized. (Citizens) have an actual person that is showing up.”last_img read more

PM David Cameron resigns

PM David Cameron resigns

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 24, 2016 – There will be a new Prime Minister for Britain after over 17 million people voted in a referendum which he called; they voted to leave the European Union.  The  shocking result will end 43 years of UK being in the trade bloc, and some early economic fall-out is that the British pound has plummeted to a 30-year low.David Cameron was not expected to resign, but outside of his home at #10 Downing Street in London, with his wife at his side, PM Cameron did  just that and said the UK now needs a leader who can follow through with the 52% of voters who supported Brexit.The Turks and Caicos will be impacted by this move, but not immediately.  As an overseas territory tens of millions of dollars have come from the European Union in recent years and have supported reconstruction following Hurricanes Hanna and Ike and funds which have supported public sector reform and modernization, education and heritage projects.The Governor, Peter Beckingham has told Magnetic Media that up to 2019, the Turks and Caicos funds promised and granted by the EU will continue coming.  Prime Minister Cameron will leave his post in October. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Pickup truck struck gravely injures bicyclist in Logan Heights

Pickup truck struck gravely injures bicyclist in Logan Heights

10 lifechanging CES 2019 lessons I wish I could unlearn

first_img Tags Post a comment “Kill me” Chris Monroe/CNET Today is my last day at my very first CES and I have to tell you this: It’s been “interesting”. “Interesting” is the word I’ve been using when I’m trying to read the room and not offend anyone. CES 2019 has been an intense mix of world-changing technology with the potential to transform our lives and a sequential list of garbage with the word “smart” attached.I’ve learned a lot.I’ve learned that my poop is wrong, that my face is wrong. I’ve learned that, unless I buy myself a $200 “smart belt” I will die a lonely death in my garden while being eaten alive by ants. I’ve had a great time. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show.CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. 11 Photos 0center_img 10 life-changing things I learned at CES 2019 Share your voice CES 2019 Culturelast_img read more