DDA to plant 4 lakh indigenous trees


first_imgNew Delhi: As part of an afforestation drive of DDA, four lakh indigenous trees will be planted this year across various biodiversity parks and other green belts in Delhi, officials said. Neem, amaltas, gulmohar and other species which are native to this region will be planted, they said. “This year the DDA is going to plant four lakh local or indigenous tree species like, neem, peepal, bargad, gulmohar, amaltas, pilkhan, kachnar, jamun, sheesham, arjun, belpatra, which are native to this region, and found in and around Delhi,” a DDA official said. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe plantation drive was launched recently, with planting of trees at a park near Commonwealth Games Village and a park at Vasant Kunj, in association with local RWAs. “The planting will be taken up in DDA’s parks, biodiversity parks, green belts, roadsides, yamuna flood plains and other places by involving local resident welfare associations (RWAs), other organisations and eco-clubs of various schools,” the DDA said. The involvement of school children in the plantation drive will create awareness and sensitise students about the importance of trees and their role in environment conservation, the official said. “Each eco-club will be supplied a maximum of 500 seedlings for planting per year, through students of class 6 and above. Students will maintain planted trees or plants for next 4-5 years till they pass out of school,” the DDA said.last_img read more

Impulsivity in teens not unique to humans


first_imgImpulsiveness during adolescence is not unique to us, according to a study which suggests that the brains of human and other primates go through similar changes in teen years, particularly in the areas that affect self-control. “As is widely known, adolescence is a time of heightened impulsivity and sensation seeking, leading to questionable choices,” said Beatriz Luna of the University of Pittsburgh in the US. “However, this behavioral tendency is based on an adaptive neurobiological process that is crucial for molding the brain based on gaining new experiences,” Luna said. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainStructural, functional, and neurophysiological comparisons between us and macaque monkeys show that this difficulty in stopping reactive responses is similar in our primate counterparts – who during puberty, also show limitations in tests where they have to stop a reactive response.”The monkey is really the most powerful animal model that comes closest to the human condition,” said Christos Constantinidis of Wake Forest School of Medicine in the US. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma Award”They have a developed prefrontal cortex and follow a similar trajectory with the same patterns of maturation between adolescence and adulthood.” Taking risks and having thrilling adventures during this period isn’t necessarily a bad thing, according to the study. “You don’t have this perfect inhibitory control system in adolescence, but that’s happening for a reason,” Lunsa said. “It has survived evolution because it’s actually allowing for new experiences to provide information about the environment that is critical for optimal specialisation of the brain to occur,” she said. Understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie this transitional period in our primate counterparts is critical to informing us about this period of brain and cognitive maturation, said Luna.last_img read more

Senate passes marijuana legalization bill on second reading


first_imgOTTAWA (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau Government’s controversial marijuana bill has passed second reading by a 44-29 vote and now heads to committee.Ordinarily, second reading — a vote on a bill in principle — would not have been a big hurdle. However, the bill’s fate came into question after 33 Conservative senators vowed to vote en masse against Bill C-45.More to come.last_img

TSX in positive territory amid mixed earnings reports retail data


Canadian stocks were higher Tuesday amid a mixed slate of earnings reports and a strong reading on U.S. retail sales.The S&P/TSX composite index gained 52.45 points to 13,733.93, paced by gains in the mining sector.The Canadian dollar gave back Monday’s advance of almost 1/2 a cent, falling 0.65 of a cent to 91.55 cents US.U.S. indexes also made inroads as the Dow Jones industrials climbed 46.21 points to 16,304.15 as the U.S. Commerce Department reported that retail sales rose 0.2 per cent last month, higher than the 0.1 per cent increase that economists expected. Excluding autos, U.S. retail sales rose a solid 0.7 per cent, much higher than the 0.4 per cent rise that was forecast.The Nasdaq ran up 28.45 points to 4,141.75 and the S&P 500 index added 7.74 points to 1,826.94. Markets sold off Monday, with the Dow plunging 179 points, on concerns about what the Federal Reserve may do about further cutting back on its key stimulus program and worries about whether the American equity markets are looking too expensive.The S&P 500 rocketed about 30 per cent last year, helped in large measure by Fed stimulus. Investors now want to see if strong earnings and revenue can justify that gain and push stock prices higher.On Tuesday, JPMorgan Chase shares were up 0.88 per cent to US$58.21 as the biggest U.S. bank by assets said quarterly net income came in at $5.3 billion, compared with a profit of $5.7 billion in the same period a year earlier. Ex-items earnings per share were $1.40 versus the $1.35 that analysts had forecast.The bank posted a loss in the third quarter, its first such quarterly negative showing in 10 years. Revenue fell one per cent to $24.1 billion, just above analysts’ expectations of $23.9 billion.Wells Fargo turned in fourth quarter earnings of $1 per share, two cents better than analysts had forecast. Revenue came in at $20.7, better than the $20.69 that had been expected but its shares, which have run up sharply over the last quarter, were off 19 cents to $45.36.Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX:CJR.B) posted adjusted net income of C$55.2 million, or 65 cents a share, three cents higher than estimates. Revenue was $226 million, up from $209 million a year earlier and just short of estimates. Corus also said it is raising its dividend seven per cent and its shares jumped 75 cents to $25.34.Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B) reports it had $245 million of net income, or 51 cents per share, in the quarter ended Nov. 30. That’s up from $235 million or 50 cents per share a year earlier and two cents above analyst estimates. Shaw’s revenue rose 3.3 per cent to $1.362 billion, beating estimates of $1.358 billion but its shares fell 78 cents to $24.53 as RBC Capital Markets noted that employee bonuses and programming costs weighed on margins.On Monday night, telecommunications and media company Cogeco Inc. (TSX:CGO) reported quarterly profit of $23.1 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, up from $18.5 million, or $1.10 per share in the same year earlier period. Revenue soared 41 per cent to $517 million from $366.6 million.Its main subsidiary, Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX:CCA) saw its quarterly revenue soar 44.9 per cent to $475 million, missing expectations of $478,.35 million. Net profit increased to $49.7 million or $1.01 per diluted share, up from $42.1 million or 86 cents per diluted share a year ago but missing forecasts by three cents. Cogeco Inc. gained 38 cents to $48.88 while Cogeco Cable was ahead 65 cents to $50.97.March copper was down a cent at US$3.34 a pound but the TS base metals sector charged ahead 1.8 per cent as Bank of America/Merrill Lynch upgraded Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM) from underperform to buy. Its stock jumped 16.9 per cent to $2.77. Elsewhere in the sector, Sherritt International (TSX:S) improved by seven cents to $3.68.The telecom sector advanced 0.5 per cent as bidding for a coveted piece of Canada’s wireless market was to start today. The 700 megahertz waves are particularly valuable because they allow cellphone signals to travel longer distances and penetrate buildings and tunnels where calls are often dropped. Ten players are in the game, including Canada’s big three telecom companies.Bell (TSX:BCE), Rogers (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus (TSX:T). Telus was the strongest performer in the group, ahead 53 cents to $37.34.The gold sector edged up 0.7 per cent while February bullion drifted 40 cents higher to US$1,251.50 an ounce. Iamgold (TSX:IMG) climbed 20 cents to $4.36 while Kinross Gold (TSX:K) was ahead seven cents to $5.04.The energy sector moved ahead 0.2 per cent while the February crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 69 cents to US$92.49 a barrel.European bourses were weak as London’s FTSE 100 index slipped 0.07 per cent and Frankfurt’s DAX and the Paris CAC 40 dipped 0.2 per cent. read more

Has the AL East Just Been Unlucky


The weakest division of the American League so far this season is the one that has been the most dominant in recent years: the AL East — featuring the Yankees and Red Sox, the two winningest AL teams since the league expanded to three divisions in 1995.Baltimore is leading the division with a puny 16-14 record, the worst for any division leader in baseball. Four of the AL East’s five teams are being outscored. And it could get even bleaker: All five teams have put up these poor results while facing schedules that are significantly weaker than average.There’s plenty of time for things to turn around; four-fifths of the season remain. Even if just one or two AL East teams get better, that could be enough for the division to win another pennant and even the major-league title.Winning pennants and titles has been the forte of the AL East since the majors reorganized after the 1994-95 players’ strike. Teams from the division have represented 36 percent of all AL clubs but have won 11 of 19 pennants and eight of 10 World Series titles for AL teams — twice as many as any NL division. (NL East teams have won four.) The division has also claimed 71 percent of available AL wild-card slots, twice as many as it would be expected to by chance alone.Much of that postseason success was achieved by New York and Boston, and the division has had plenty of underachieving clubs, too. But the AL East’s overall results stand up nicely, too. Its teams won 51 percent of regular-season games between 1995 and 2013. That understates its success because division games each had winners and losers, so they canceled each other out. Against opponents from outside their division, AL East teams won 52 percent of games, including the same proportion against both intraleague rivals and against NL teams.Surprising early-season results often stem from bad luck: Opposing batters’ grounders find gaps in the infield, and their fly balls sail for home runs, at unsustainable rates. One way to measure this luck is to compare teams’ skill-interactive ERA to their ERA. SIERA tries to control for factors beyond pitchers’ control — so it’s roughly what a pitching staff’s ERA would be if it had the same luck, and fielding ability, of the average team. And all five AL East teams have a SIERA below their ERA. The Yankees’ gap is nearly a run per nine innings.Then again, last year, all five AL East teams also had ERAs worse than their SIERAs. And while that doesn’t appear to have been due to bad fielding, this year most of the AL East clubs have below-average fielding.There’s one more sign that its slow start could mean real trouble for the AL’s worst division. A few days ago, Dave Cameron at FanGraphs calculated teams’ expected scoring margins — based on how well they’ve hit the ball, run the bases, fielded and pitched — relative to their actual scoring margins. If the AL East really has been the victim of hard luck, we’d expect its teams to have better scoring margins than they do. Yet overall, they’ve done about as poorly as expected. Because they’ve won even more than we’d expect by scoring margin, if they keep playing as poorly as they have, their luck — and tougher opponents — could make it even harder for AL East teams to maintain the mediocre level they’ve established so far this season. read more

Womens Basketball Ohio State unable to stop Gustafson in 7852 loss to


Ohio State freshman guard Janai Crooms (3) listens to coach Kevin McGuff during a timeout in the game against Penn State on Feb 6. Ohio State won 78-73. Credit: Cori Wade | Lantern PhotographerThe Ohio State women’s basketball team could not stop Iowa Hawkeye senior forward Megan Gustafson enough to get the win on Sunday. The reigning Big Ten Player of the Year torched the Buckeye defense, shooting 14-19 from the field for 29 points along with 16 rebounds to give the No. 16 Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten) the 78-52 victory against Ohio State (10-12, 6-7 Big Ten). Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff gave all the credit to Gustafson for beating the Buckeyes. “She’s an incredibly efficient player,” McGuff said. “She had 29 points on only 19 shots, so she really knows how to play the game. She understands angles, and she gives her teammates a great target to throw the ball too. And then she also knows how to function within their offense well to get the ball into the basket.”  Despite being down 19-9 early in the first quarter, the Buckeyes fought back in the second quarter, led by freshman forward Aaliyah Patty, who came off the bench to score eight points in that quarter, 11 points total on the game. Gustafson was held to only four points total that quarter.This effort helped Ohio State close the Iowa lead from 19-9 to 31-27 and went into the locker room at halftime with momentum on its side. However, the third quarter was where the game started to unravel for the Buckeyes. Led by Gustafson’s  15 points, Iowa scored 27 to effectively put the game out of reach.Freshman forward Dorka Juhasz felt Ohio State did its best to stop Gustafson, but the senior forward’s experience was a key factor in her success.“In the beginning, I thought that we were guarding her well,” Juhasz said. “But in the second half, that stopped working and we couldn’t get there in time to steal passes and that meant she scored. We knew that she was a great player, and we knew that she would come out of the locker room after halftime and she’s a senior, so she was going to execute.”Juhasz was one of the lone bright spots from the starting lineup for Ohio State. Despite still recovering from an ankle injury sustained back in January against Michigan State, Juhasz had her second consecutive double double, this time scoring 12 points with 10 rebounds. While not feeling 100 percent, Juhasz still felt she made a lot of improvement in Sunday’s game.“I would not say that I am back to full health like before the injury,” Juhasz said. “It’s always worse after the games, but during the game I was not even thinking about it.”Sunday’s game saw very quiet performances from three members of the Buckeye starting lineup. Redshirt senior guards Carmen Grande and Carly Santoro did not find the basket and redshirt senior forward Makayla Waterman put up five points, all of which came in the fourth quarter, with six rebounds.McGuff said Iowa had a very good defensive game plan that factored into limiting its key scorers, but the blame falls on a lack of execution.“We rely on those guys so much and they’ve been so consistently good,” McGuff said. “They just didn’t have the same night as normal for us. We competed for most part of the game, but our focus on execution was not where it needed to be. Against a team like Iowa, you’ve got to keep up with them by scoring the ball, because they are so good on offense.”Freshman guard Janai Crooms had another solid performance scoring 10 points with a season high seven assists. Patty, redshirt senior guard Adreana Miller and sophomore guard Jensen Caretti combined for 25 points out of 52 off the bench. Miller scored 11 and was 2-4 from the 3-point line while Caretti sunk a 3 in the first quarter. McGuff praised the bench for their efforts and gave them credit for keeping the team in the game.“I thought our bench stepped up and really gave us a lot of energy,” McGuff said. “When we substituted, we seemed to play with a little more energy and gave us more offense, so they did a great job.” Ohio State  will travel to face Rutgers on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Rutgers Athletic Center. read more

Bucyrus wins plow longwall contract in Poland


first_imgBucyrus, a leading mining equipment manufacturer, has won a contract to deliver a complete automated plow longwall to Polish mine operator Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka for its Bogdanka mine in Puchaczów, 29 km from Lublin in eastern Poland.  It is the first complete plow longwall system sold into Poland. The longwall will initially start to operate on a 250 m working panel and will finally operate on a 305-m working panel of seam 385, which has a thickness of between 1.4 and 1.8 m. A Gleithobel® GH1600 plow will be installed, which has 2 x 800 kW of installed power and has been specifically developed for high productivity in very hard coal. A total of 173 roof supports – with a support range of 950 – 2,000 mm – will be supplied, each equipped with its own PMC®-R roof support control. Other members of the Bucyrus Programmable Mining Control family will also be used for automation and visualisation: The PMC-D (drive control) and PMC-V (visualisation) for the 2 P45-UEL overload-protected plow drives and the 2 P45-CST (controlled start transmission) face conveyor drives.The longwall will be equipped with a PF4/1032 face conveyor, a PF4/1132 entry conveyor, a SK 1111 crusher and an S147600 belt tail-piece. Power supply and pump station will also be supplied.With installed power totalling 3.3 kV – 2 x 210/630 kW for the plow and 2 x 800 kW for the armoured face conveyor – the longwall system will be delivered to the customer at the end of the 2009. The complete system was ordered as Bucyrus was able to ensure a daily production rate of 10,000 t.Bogdanka is one of Poland’s major mine operators, producing 7.86 Mt of raw coal in 2008. The company has over 3,650 employees.last_img read more

Aston Bay a copper bull


first_imgAt the CRU 15th World Copper Conference earlier this month, during CESCO week in Santiago, Chile,  Aston Bay Holdings’ President & CEO Benjamin Cox spoke about the expected changes in the global copper supply and participated in a panel titled Financing Tomorrow. Commenting on the conference in general Cox said “my view completely disagrees with the consensus view of the industry experts whom I saw presenting at the CRU Conference. After two days of listening to copper experts, I think that they mostly agree with each other. They generally believe that the copper market is going to be in slight surplus for two to three years, with 150,000-300,000 t of extra metal per year. I personally think they are too narrow in their range of possible targeted outcomes.“For the record, I agree that the copper market is going to be driven by China, but where we disagree is what happened in China last year. I see 2015 as having been a year of serious destocking of industrial inventory. In a business where a commodity price is in free fall, and where the broader stock market was also in free fall, most everyone will move to cash on their balance sheet, rather than metal in a warehouse.“If I am half right and there was even 500,000 t of industrial global destocking last year, and 2016 demand is either flat or up 1-3% with 2015 (which is the consensus), we are going to face a 350-500,000 t shortfall. If I am completely correct copper could be on an electrifying path to a serious recovery.“The second place where I disagree with the ‘street’ is that copper demand is going to be correlated with historical steel and cement demand. My view is that as the Chinese shift to more copper intensive luxury goods (better cars, more wired apartments, etc.) they could double their copper demand over the next 10 years while keeping steel demand flat.“’Industry experts’ are driving long-term investments with their short-term market predictions. In the best case for the copper market, the miners believe the ‘experts’, cut back production as it is not ‘needed’ and the Chinese do what I think they will do, which is restock the industrial supply chain or at a minimum buy the metal they need to keep up with demand.“If that happens than 2016 is going to be an interesting year.”His presentation Change in Copper Supply: What do we face in ten years? gives additional reasons for Aston Bay’s bullishness:Large, new low-grade porphyries are not going to work in the next 10 years, and outside of that there are very few things to look atSupply will be more constrained as companies don’t reinvest into mature operations beyond the minimum needed to maintain current productionPolitical risk, water risk and declining grades all require significant investment, but balance sheets of operators are often stretchedDemand is not price-constrained; when was the last time someone decided not to buy a refrigerator or car because of the price of copper?In the long-term, copper will be supply-constrained rather than demand-driven.He concluded with the five core drivers of supply in the copper industry:Scarcity or oversupply of waterPolitical and nationalisation riskDwindling mine gradeLimited feasible discoveriesInconsistent capital flow.Aston Bay Holdings is focused on the 395,118-ha Aston Bay property located on northwest Somerset Island, Nunavut, Canada. The property hosts the Storm copper and Seal zinc (aerial view shown) prospects, where historic drilling has confirmed the presence of sediment-hosted copper and zinc mineralisation.last_img read more

Long goodbye Eric Elwood confirms he will leave Connacht at seasons end


first_imgA personal decisionElwood, who has a 24-year association with his home province, stressed that his decision not to renew his contract had ‘nothing to do with any on-field issues or performances or anything off the field’. He said:Connacht has progressed enormously in the last couple of years and I can only see that continuing but for me personally the time is right to step aside at the end of this season and let someone else take things on.“It is a decision that I have not made lightly and it’s an emotional one but again I would like to make it very clear that it is my decision and no-one else’s.“I have not been under any pressure to step down and I have always received great support from the IRFU, the Professional Game Board and everyone involved with Connacht.” CONNACHT RUGBY HAS officially confirmed that Eric Elwood is to leave his position as head coach at the end of the current season.There was much speculation about the 5pm announcement on Wednesday and Elwood’s future at the province but neither he, nor club captain Gavin Duffy, spoke about it at the Heineken Cup launch in Dublin on Tuesday.In a statement released by the province, Elwood said, “I have come to this decision after thinking long and hard about what is best for me and also what is best for Connacht.“I have given a big part of my life to Connacht Rugby and I feel that it is time for me to have a change and time for the province to have a change as well.”The 43-year-old represented the province 168 times as a player and won 35 caps for his country, appearing in two Rugby World Cups.He took over the head coaching role in 2010 having previously acted as assistant to Michael Bradley (now at Edinburgh Rugby). Elwood – and TheScore.ie green microphone – at the Aviva on Tuesday. (©INPHO/Billy Stickland)Recruitment processChief Executive Tom Sears said, “Eric Elwood is synonymous with Connacht Rugby and he will leave a big void. His decision has come as a surprise but it is one we respect and understand.“Eric will remain in charge for the rest of the season and we will begin a recruitment process to find someone who can build on the foundations he has put in place and take us to the next level.” Sears added:We will look to appoint the very best person we can and they will be charged with delivering the results that will see Connacht challenge successfully on all fronts, the search will be comprehensive and global.The Irish Independent has kicked off the speculation by suggesting that former Ireland coach Eddie O’Sullivan, who lives in Ballinasloe, Galway, may be ideally suited, and situated, for the role.The Irish Times believes assistant coach Billy Millard would be the front-runner if Connacht promoted from within.Read: Rory Best in line for Ulster returnRead: Eric Elwood: If I won Euromillions I’d sign Richie McCaw myselflast_img read more

Poll Should you split the bill on the first date


first_img If you asked them out, you pay (6806) Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu Poll Results: Image: Shutterstock/Nicoleta Ionescu 34,431 Views YesNo WayIf you asked them out, you payVote http://jrnl.ie/3232457 Yes (7246) By Garreth MacNamee Poll: Should you split the bill on the first date?’ An awkward interaction on First Dates has sparked the debate.center_img RTÉ’s First Dates is back on our screens and we were treated to the cringe-worthy scene of one intrepid couple going Dutch and splitting the bill. Back in 2015, a study by Nerdwallet found that 77% of people in straight relationships believe men should pay the bill on a first date.But many people have said this is an outdated concept and couples should always split the bill down the middle.Given it’s close to Valentine’s Day, we want to know what you think: Should you split the bill on the first date? 134 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Feb 10th 2017, 9:29 AM No Way (4910) Short URL Share9 Tweet Email1 Friday 10 Feb 2017, 9:29 AMlast_img read more

Un trafic dorganes en pleine explosion


first_imgUn trafic d’organes en pleine explosionL’augmentation des trafics d’organes découle d’un manque de greffons à destination des patients, toujours plus nombreux à avoir besoin de transplantations. D’après le journal The Guardian, une greffe sur dix serait aujourd’hui illégale.Sujet de en plus de préoccupations, la pénurie d’organes utilisés pour les greffes est non seulement à l’origine de la mort de nombreux patients qui ne parviennent pas à recevoir un nouvel organe à temps mais aussi d’une véritable explosion des trafics illégaux. En effet, l’Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS) fait état de quelques 10.000 opérations clandestines réalisées chaque année dans le monde. Selon le journal britannique The Guardian, il existerait même un important réseau de trafic se développant dans les pays d’Asie. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Les organes seraient en général issus de personnes vulnérables motivés par l’argent que leur offrent les trafiquants. Ces derniers se chargent ensuite de proposer les organes à de riches malades prêts à débourser des sommes astronomiques pour éviter des attentes parfois vaines.D’après le quotidien, une greffe sur dix émanerait d’entreprise illégale, notamment en ce qui concerne la transplantation de rein. Une tendance qui traduit d’ailleurs l’augmentation de certaines pathologies chroniques dont le diabète et ce, dans le monde entier : près de 100.000 personnes seraient demandeuses d’une greffe aux États-Unis et elles seraient plus de 10.000 au Royaume-Uni. Concernant le rein, pas plus de 3.000 greffes seraient réalisées chaque année, alors que 10.000 personnes seraient en attente d’un organe. En France, seul un greffon rénal serait ainsi disponible pour quatre personnes dans le besoin. Toujours d’après le journal anglais, plus de 106.000 transplantations ont été réalisées en 2010 dans 95 états membres de l’OMS autrement dit à peine 10% des attentes de greffes. Si le besoin est de plus en plus crucial, les autorités sanitaires s’alertent donc de plus en plus de la montée du trafic. D’autant plus que ces actes condamnables vont à l’encontre de la déclaration d’Istanbul stipulant que les greffes doivent être issues de don et en aucun cas d’une quelconque rémunération.Le 30 mai 2012 à 13:21 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Census Young women favor jobs outside home


first_imgWASHINGTON — The milestones of adulthood for today’s millennials: economic security and finishing school — not rushing to get married and have a family.And once they are married, young women in America are less likely to see homemaking as a career.The share of young women 25 to 34 who opted to forgo outside employment in favor of managing a household plunged from 43 percent in 1975 to just 14 percent last year, according to the Census Bureau. Census demographers believe that number could be among the lowest on record.It’s part of a long-running trend of higher educational attainment for women but also a reflection of changing attitudes among Americans.“We see more young women who have a college degree and are in the labor force, and they are waiting to get married and have kids,” said Jonathan Vespa, a demographer at the Census Bureau. Demographers found changing U.S. sentiment in which more than half of Americans now believe marrying and having children are not important signs of reaching independence.More young adults than before are focusing first on receiving a bachelor’s degree or higher and securing a job. They are still actively pursuing romantic relationships but opting to cohabitate or court mates while living with mom and dad.The findings were part of a census report released Wednesday tracking the changing economics and demographics of young adults from 1976 to 2016, with a focus on the current generation of 25 to 34 year olds, known as millennials.Many analysts had expected that as the economy improved, younger adults would increasingly move out on their own, either living independently or starting families. But that hasn’t happened.last_img read more

Police activity in Miami after chase ends in crash


first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Police officers swarmed a neighborhood in Miami after a car chase ended with a crash, Thursday afternoon.According to Miami-Dade Police, robbery intervention officers were following an SUV that had refused to stop when it crashed in the area of Northwest Second Avenue and 59th Street.An SUV with a Massachusetts license plate appears to have crashed into a fence and several parked cars.City of Miami Fire Rescue treated two people at the scene. No one was transported to the hospitalPolice have not provided further information.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Houston Zoo Welcomes Two WhiteCheeked Gibbons


first_img Share Houston ZooMax and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers, came to live at the Houston Zoo in September 2018.The Houston Zoo is welcoming this week Max and Murray, two white-cheeked gibbon brothers that came from another Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Florida.White-cheeked gibbons are native to Southeast Asia, primarily in Laos, Vietnam and Southern China. The arboreal primates brachiate through the treetops using their long arms to swing from branch to branch. The Houston Zoo protects white-cheeked gibbons in the wild by providing support in Vietnam for the training and educating of locals and law enforcement officers to better understand and effectively carry out wildlife saving actions.Zoo visitors can see Max and Murray inside the Wortham World of Primates.last_img read more

Skip the Eye Doctor With Warby Parker Prescription Check App


first_img Sony Patents Prescription VR GlassesGeek Pick: Gunnar Haus Computer Glasses Are High-Tech Eye Safety Most eye care experts recommend a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years. But ain’t nobody got time for that.Except, perhaps, Warby Parker hipsters customers, who can now take a vision test from the comfort of their home.The new Prescription Check app invites “eligible users” (of which I am not one) to assess their vision and, if necessary, request an updated eyeglasses scrip.Download the free (for now) iOS application and answer some questions about your age, location, and health.Only those already sporting WP specs are allowed through the digital doors (my Ray-Bans didn’t pass muster), and you’ll need an iPhone, computer, about 12 feet of space, and 20 uninterrupted minutes.The process, as described by Inc. Magazine, requires a credit card or driver’s license to establish computer screen proportions and display correctly sized images; simply follow instructions on your handset to complete the test.“When you’re done, the results are sent to an eye doctor for review,” according to Inc. “Within 24 hours, you get a new prescription.”Though FDA-registered, Prescription Check “is not a comprehensive eye exam, and it isn’t meant to replace a visit to your eye doctor,” the app description said.“It’s important to get your eye health examined periodically, even if you aren’t experiencing any vision problems, so please follow the advice of your doctor,” the company added. “Good to keep those peepers in check.”Launched in 2010, Warby Parker is considered by many as a tech startup because, although the brand has showrooms around the country, the company conducts sales online and offers a unique system that allows customers to virtually try on glasses.In 2013, WP was in talks to team up with Google to design more fashionable Glass frames. Unfortunately for both firms, the wearable computer idea was later scrapped.Warby Parker did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Siddha Group introduces Rooftop Skyplex


first_imgSiddha Group, Eastern India’s leading real estate developer, recently announced a first-of-its-kind initiative, Rooftop Skyplex, at their projects with Skywalks to give Kolkatans an altogether new movie-watching experience like never before.Siddha Group has always been a pioneer in introducing new dimensions in real estate; be it the longest ever Rooftop Skywalk in the world at an affordable residential project or the Siddha homebuying App and more. Skyplex is an additional feature where Siddha home-buyers can watch movies at the open air Rooftop Skywalks in an amphitheater setting. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfA lot of residential condominiums have introduced the concept of mini theatres at their residential clubs but Siddha Group is going a step forward and introducing Rooftop Sky Theatre experience with Skyplex with modern projection technologies with hi-tech sound system at their Skywalks. “We have always added innovations in our projects which have made home buying and living experience for the customers better. With our Rooftop Skywalks being the talk of the town, we added this extraordinary feature in the form of Skyplex in our Skywalks. Because who wouldn’t love the experience of watching their favourite movies or watching their favourite teams fight it out at the fields, at the rooftop under the sky in the open air. Now-a-days it is all about providing unique experiences and we are sure this is something our customers will look forward to”, said Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Siddha Group. Siddha will be adding this feature across their affordable Skywalk projects that include Siddha Sky at EM Bypass, Siddha Suburbia on Southern Bypass, Siddha Eden LakeVille on BT Road and Siddha Galaxia at Rajarhat. All the Skyplex are proposed to have a 2K projection and dolby digital sound system. Comfortable sit outs across the amphitheatre will provide ample seating space for the residents.last_img read more

Tesla Drops Standard Range Option for Model S and Model X Raising


first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. There’s both good and bad news if you’re planning to buy a Tesla in the near future. The good news is, the Model X and Model S you buy will travel further between charges, but the bad news is, that’s only because Tesla has dropped the Standard Range option from its line-up.Until now, the cheapest Model S cost $75,000, while the cheapest Model X was $81,000. As Reuters reports, with the Standard Range option gone, the Long Range becomes the entry level option on both vehicles. Even with an also-announced price cut, the Model S now costs $79,990 and the Model X $84,990.As to why this change has been implemented, Tesla explained, “To make purchasing our vehicles even simpler, we are standardizing our global vehicle lineup and streamlining the number of trim packages offered for Model S, Model X and Model 3 … We are also adjusting our pricing in order to continue to improve affordability for customers.”The price adjustments extend to the Model 3, which now costs $38,990.You may remember back in March the Standard Range Model S quietly disappeared from Tesla’s website. It seems today’s news is just confirmation that the Standard Range option is definitely gone, and gone forever.With the changes in place, the Model S is now available in just two configurations: Long Range and Performance. Long Range gets you a car with a 370 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. The Performance option drops the range to 345 miles, but increases the top speed to 163mph and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.4 seconds. It does cost $99,990, though.The same is true for the Model X, with its Long Range model offering a 325 mile range, 155mph top speed, and 4.4 second 0-60 time. The Performance option drops the range to 305 miles, ups the top speed to 163mph, and the 0-60 time falls to just 2.7 seconds. It costs $104,990. This story originally appeared on PCMag July 16, 2019 2 min read Listen Nowlast_img read more

Majority of investors remain interested in Cancuns Malecón Tajamar says one


first_imgThat is according to Miguel Angel Lemús, former president of AMPI Cancun who says that 90 percent of the investors maintain hope that the problem will soon be resolved so they can consolidate their projects, indicating that the problem has been inherited from the serious carelessness of Fonatur and Semarnat in the last federal administration. “For the time being, we hope to see the opening of the roads in the short term, although the legal process will still run its course in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, which is a long process,” he noted. Cancun, Q.R. — A majority of the Malecón Tajamar investors say they are hoping the issues with the project will soon be resolved so they can move forward and continue building. He said that while there are some investors who are already fed up with the issue, that they have already requested the return of their investment, 90 percent of the investors remain interested in the project. center_img The real estate consultant said that with the new federal administration underway, Fonatur is expected to take action on the matter as promised by the new director, Rogelio Jiménes Pons. “There was great carelessness on the part of the authorities who had to take action in this regard. It was a serious neglect of the investment. It is impossible for Tajamar to be a mangrove park. A pine does not make a forest, and here, it is not a mangrove,” he said.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Government of Tanzania is open for discussion on tourism VAT


first_imgThe government of Tanzania has announced its willingness to interact with tourism industry players to find out the reason behind their disapproval of value added tax (VAT) on tourism products.Concerns voiced by tour operators were ‘discussable’, said Prof Jumanne Maghembe, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism. The government has however not declared any decision of waiving the tax that has been ever since its implementation.Tour operators are of the opinion that tax would have an adverse affect on tourism, an industry that is the chief foreign exchange earner for the country. There might be a decline in the tourist arrivals, fears the players.The government is now ready to sit down and discuss the matter with tour operators, who have been more vocal against the tax than other players in the industry.last_img read more