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KMC proposes 24×7 drinking water supply by 2023

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) proposed to supply 24×7 drinking water by 2023 with special measures to stop its wastage, said Mayor Firhad Hakim on Friday.He was addressing a gathering to celebrate 20 years of partnership between the KMC and Asian Development Bank (ADB). A book was released to mark the occasion. Hakim took part in a discussion titled ‘Kolkata: A partnership for a more sustainable, inclusive and more resilient city’ at a Central Kolkata hotel on Friday afternoon. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTwo books, namely Kolkata by Neeta Pokhrel and Partnering for development by KMC were released on the occasion. Subrata Gupta, Principal Secretary, Urban Development and Municipal Affairs department, Khalil Ahmed, Municipal Commissioner and Jadav Mondol of Kolkata Environment Improvement Investment Programme (KEIIP), along with senior civic officials were present at the function. Takehiko Nakao, president ADB, was also present. Hakim said KMC has always considered ADB as a partner in providing better amenities to the people of Kolkata and not merely a lending agency. “It is not that KMC is borrower and ADB a lending agency. On the contrary, KMC has always considered ADB to be a partner in providing better amenities to the people of Kolkata,” the Mayor said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHe said KMC had partnered with ADB for the first time way back in 1998, when Kolkata Environment Improvement Project (KEIP) was taken up. ADB has played a major role in improving the drainage and sewerage system of Kolkata, he added. Hakim also urged ADB to provide funds to augment the drainage systems in Jadavpur, Garden Reach, Behala and Howrah. The ADB officials said that they have got the proposal and will consider the matter. KEIP is conducting a survey regarding the same. Hakim said Kolkata is one of the largest cities in India and lakhs of people come to the city from the districts everyday for work. The KMC supplies 350 million gallons of potable water per day and clears 4,000 metric tonnes of solid waste daily. The KMC is determined to provide better amenities to the people of Kolkata. It has given emphasis on its own revenue and reduced its dependence on the state government. Hakim said the ADB funds have been used mainly to improve the drainage system and conserve water bodies. He also said that the programme Talk to Mayor has become immensely popular, where the people get a chance to talk directly with the Mayor and their problems are addressed immediately.last_img read more

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Aftershocks still rumbling following 62 quake that jolted Yukon northwest BC

first_imgWHITEHORSE – More than 100 aftershocks had shivered across the Alaska Panhandle, southern Yukon and parts of northwestern British Columbia by early Tuesday following two powerful earthquakes a day earlier, but seismologists say while people need to be prepared, it isn’t time to be alarmed.The U.S. Geological Survey reported the aftershocks, including at least a dozen Tuesday morning, in the wake of the 6.2 and 6.3 magnitude earthquakes Monday that were centred near Skagway, Alaska, but were felt as far away as Whitehorse and Ross River, which is more than 300 kilometres away.Earthquakes Canada also reported a 4.5 magnitude quake jolted the Carcross region, about 75 kilometres south of Whitehorse on Tuesday morning.Earthquake seismologist Alison Bird of the Geological Survey of Canada said continued shaking is expected.“It’s sort of a swarm of activity, there seems to be some intense earthquakes,” she said.“It’s fairly normal to have this sort of thing. This is an area that gets a lot of earthquakes anyway, but sometimes it sort of flares up in sudden activity.”Powerful earthquakes almost always spawn aftershocks that can continue for years, she said, adding that the level of seismic activity in the Haida Gwaii region of B.C. remains elevated, five years after a magnitude 7.8 quake there.Following Monday’s earthquakes, the Yukon government issued messages via Twitter confirming that the school in Ross River, about 200 kilometres northeast of Whitehorse, remained closed as engineers checked for safety.The four-storey Lynn Building in downtown Whitehorse was also closed after being evacuated Monday when large cracks were spotted in its foundation but other structures, as well as the clay cliffs overlooking downtown Whitehorse had been checked and declared safe.“It is a good reminder that we can have large earthquakes in that area and they can get much larger than this, so people up there tend to be prepared for that sort of thing,” said Bird.last_img read more

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That stuff lives with you Juror advocate sympathizes with triplemurder jury

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – The jury in gruesome Alberta triple murder trial has a difficult road ahead even after they finish their deliberations, says a former juror who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from his time in the jury box.Deliberations are to begin Wednesday in the case of Derek Saretzky, 24, who is charged with first-degree murder in the September 2015 deaths of Terry Blanchette, his two-year-old daughter Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and Hanne Meketech, who was killed five days before the father and daughter.“It’s a pretty awful one. I get about three-quarters through an article and I think, you know what, that’s enough,” said jurors’ rights advocate Mark Farrant in an interview with The Canadian Press from Toronto.Farrant spent five months at the 2014 trial of Farshad Badakhshan, who was ultimately convicted of murdering his 23-year-old girlfriend, Carina Petrache.Farrant was later diagnosed with PTSD and has become an outspoken advocate for the need to provide counselling for jurors hearing horrific cases.He said the jurors at the Saretzky trial have been bombarded with horrific images of blood and death. When some of the graphic evidence was shown during the trial, some jurors broke into tears and needed a break before they could continue.That takes its toll every day, Farrant said.“It’s impossible not to take that home with you. That stuff lives with you. You are so wrapped up in that case, I would be surprised if you are thinking about anything else,” said Farrant.“Especially in a case as disturbing and heinous as the one involving Saretzky. I can’t imagine that they wouldn’t be wrapped up in that.”The jury has heard a video confessions where the accused told police he bludgeoned and stabbed both Blanchette and Meketech. He also admitted to choking the little girl and then dismembering, cannibalizing and burning her body.Although no real motive emerged during the trial, Saretzky told police he was being told by the devil to do bad things.He has pleaded not guilty to three charges of first-degree murder and to a count of causing an indignity to the girl’s body.Court has heard Saretzky knew all three victims, as well as Hailey’s mother, Cheyenne Dunbar, who he claimed to have dated. Dunbar testified that they were only friends.Farrant said a jury has to separate emotion from the simple facts of the case.“You might feel through the case a number of emotions — revulsion, you might feel hostility toward that person and anger — but really you can’t let that cloud what you do at the end of the day.”Fourteen jurors have heard all the evidence, but in the end only 12 will determine guilt. Farrant feels sympathy for the two alternates who are dismissed.“I’ve heard that from a number of jurors saying that in some ways is barbaric. The feeling that I sat through months and months of this and am told through a lottery that I’m not the one to see this through,” Farrant said.Farrant said jurors shouldn’t wait to seek counselling once the case is over.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

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OMG … Is this for real Cree man learns he won court

first_imgKenneth Jackson APTN National NewsOn day parole in an Edmonton halfway house, Frank Okimaw learned Thursday night he may not have to return for curfew.That’s because he won an appeal lowering his sentence for aggravated assault and weapon charges Aug. 19, only no one had told him.Okimaw got the news from an APTN reporter writing him on Facebook about the case having read the Court of Appeal of Alberta decision, and sent it to him to confirm.“Yes that’s me,” he wrote. “Is this for real?”Very real, but there’s more.No one had also told Okimaw‎ his appeal was being heard in June, as he thought he applied too late.“I didn’t know I was going for an appeal till you just told me,” he said. “I’ll let my parole officer know in the morning. This is crazy.”Okimaw was sentenced in November to 30 months, with a credit of seven and half months of time already served. That lowered his actual sentence to 22.5 months in provincial custody stemming from an incident at an Edmonton liquor store in 2013.The court of appeal essentially lowered the sentence to 13.5 months, meaning he should be able to leave the halfway house, as his original statutory release was in January.After sentencing Okimaw applied to Legal Aid to have them fund his appeal and never heard anything back. He got day parole in March and said he never thought of the appeal again.Legal Aid picked Edmonton lawyer Graham Johnson to represent Okimaw at his appeal. Johnson told APTN he had no way of reaching Okimaw but had been trying to since the appellate court’s decision.“By the time I got appointed to act he was no longer at whatever remand centre he was in when he first applied for coverage, so I had no contact information from him,” said Johnson.He said if Okimaw had still been in custody he would have found out right away.“But I guess he was already on parole, so wouldn’t have automatically found out. I’m happy you managed to track him down,” said Johnson.So not only did Okimaw win, but his case could be the “roadmap” for sentencing judges with Indigenous offenders in their court.The court of appeal found Okimaw is the “artefact” of colonization in a detailed decision outlining how Okimaw’s life is the prime example of how Gladue principles should be applied to Indigenous offenders.“Our hope … is that these reasons may succeed in providing a useful roadmap to sentencing judges when crafting a sentence for an Aboriginal offender,” wrote the panel of three judges in its unanimous decision.The sentencing judge found Okimaw’s past, severely affected by residential schools and colonization, didn’t lessen his “moral blameworthiness” and the sentence needed to fit the crime. The appellate court disagreed.“Although the sentencing judge found that the mitigating factors in this case included ‘at least to some extent, the existence of systemic Gladue factors’, he did not find such factors had any bearing on Okimaw’s moral blameworthiness for these offences. We disagree…,” the court ruled.The appellate court said a sentence of 30 months would have been fair in most cases, but not for someone has “suffered the personal difficulties, systemic discrimination, and cultural challenges faced by Okimaw, a lesser sentence is called for in light of his reduced moral culpability.”In short, Okimaw’s life didn’t start off well. In fact it was put in jeopardy while his mom was pregnant, as she drank a lot, according to the court.Soon he found himself fighting his own addictions, and before long he was caught up in gang life until he walked away from that life at 21. A few years later he was attacked and stabbed in a swarming. Ever since then he would carry a paring knife with him for protection.At 27, he was slapped by a woman after an incident inside the Edmonton liquor store and her boyfriend and Okimaw exchanged words. A fight broke out and Okimaw stabbed the boyfriend with the knife multiple times. He argued it was in self-defence. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries and never gave the court a victim impact statement.The court describes Okimaw as a good father who wants to be there for his kids.He’s currently working with a moving company.kjackson@aptn.caUpdate: Shortly after this story was published Friday Frank Okimaw said he was being released from his halfway house and going to visit his kids.last_img read more

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Ottawa studies risk of pathogen transfers to wild sockeye from fish farms

first_imgThe Canadian Press VICTORIA _ New research released by the federal government says there are minimal risks of farmed Atlantic salmon from British Columbia’s Discovery Islands transferring a deadly viral disease to wild sockeye making their way to the Fraser River.The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said Wednesday the findings are the first in a series of investigations to assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish in the islands, which are near Campbell River on Vancouver Island.The department said management practices on fish health at the B.C. farms, including a vaccine that is 95 per cent effective, minimizes the risk.“This full detailed risk assessment is the first robust analysis that has ever been completed for examining population-level effects of fish pathogen transfer from farmed fish to wild fish,” said Jay Parsons, the department’s director of aquaculture.The research was released as part of a science advisory report on Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus, a disease that affects fish and trout raised in fresh and salt water.Parsons said the department will conduct risk assessments on nine other diseases known to impact farmed salmon.The risk assessments are part of the work it is doing to address recommendations in an October 2012 commission of inquiry report into the decline of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River.Justice Bruce Cohen made recommendations for improving the future sustainability of the fishery including placing a freeze on net-pen salmon farms in the Discovery Islands until September 2020.Cohen also said the Fisheries Department should prohibit farms in the area completely if it concludes the operations pose more than a minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye.The B.C. government announced Wednesday it will review fish processing plants to ensure waste materials from the operations do not affect wild salmon stocks.Jeremy Dunn of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association said the industry welcomes both government reviews and will co-operate fully.The area around the Broughton Archipelago off northern Vancouver Island has been the site of ongoing protests at Atlantic salmon farms this year by Indigenous people who say they fear the loss of wild salmon populations.last_img read more

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TN fishermen claim they were chased away by Lankan Navy

More than 1,500 Tamil Nadu fishermen were chased away by the Sri Lankan navy while they were allegedly fishing close to the Katchatheevu islet, a state mechanised boat association claimed on Tuesday, the Press Trust of India reported.The fishermen from had ventured into sea in 383 boats yesterday and were fishing near Katchatheevu when Sri Lankan naval personnel came to the spot and drove them away, it said. On January 23, about 2,000 fishermen from here were chased away by the Lankan navy which hurled stones and snapped fishing nets of 50 boats for allegedly fishing close to their territorial waters off the Katchatheevu islet. (Colombo Gazette) Following this, all of them returned to the shore this morning without a catch, Tamil Nadu Sea Shore Mechanised Boat Association president P Sesuraja said. He urged the Centre to intervene and take steps to put an end to the recurring attacks on Indian fishermen and to secure the release of 133 fisher-folks languishing in the island nation’s prisons. Besides 175 boats are also in Sri Lanka’s custody, Sesuraja claimed.Meanwhile, a group of fishermen from Ramanathapuram district staged a demonstration condemning the continuing attacks on their brethren by the Sri Lankan Navy. read more

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Ranil says he is ready with plan B talks with TNA continuing

His message to most of the journalists was that he cannot be shaken and that the only way the crisis could be resolved was by convening Parliament.Asked by The Sunday Morning if he had the full support of his own party (UNP), Wickremesinghe confirmed that he commanded its full backing.Wickremesinghe was sacked mainly over the accusation that he had failed to take strong steps to investigate the alleged plot to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena. United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe stated that his party was preparing its next course of action in the event of Parliament not being reconvened this week.Wickremesinghe told The Sunday Morning in an exclusive brief interview that he remained confident that he would have the numbers to show in Parliament and remain as Prime Minister. He said that he was still the Prime Minister and the appointment of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister was unconstitutional. Asked what his next step would be if Parliament is not convened before 16 November, Wickremesinghe said that they had a plan in mind and would implement it.Last week, Wickremesinghe met several foreign journalists who had arrived in Sri Lanka to report on the crisis. However, Wickremesinghe said the Police had launched an investigation into the allegations and that it was being seriously looked into. Wickremesinghe, who was recently removed from his position by President Maithripala Sirisena, continued to occupy Temple Trees last week. read more

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UN agency seeks to protect bitter harvest of Darfur conflict – babies

Dozens of babies are being born in Darfur to mothers raped during the ongoing conflict in western Sudan and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is working to ensure that both mothers and children are not discriminated against, and have opportunities for education and access to health care.“They must have an opportunity to be integrated into a larger society and not face discrimination as a result of being the victim of sexual violence,” said UNICEF’s adviser on sexual violence, Pamela Shifman.A recent UN report into war crimes in the region highlighted widespread attacks on women and girls, some as young as 10, in the two-year conflict between Government and rebel forces in which more than 2.5 million people have been affected and marauding Janjaweed militias have forced communities to abandon their villages and flee to urban areas or camps in neighbouring Chad.Sexual violence is used in war to humiliate and weaken communities and the report describes how in Kutum in March 2004, for example, 150 soldiers and Janjaweed abducted and raped 16 girls. The legacy of such atrocities lives on when babies are born and there is a fear among humanitarian aid workers that young mothers and their children could be ostracized as a result of what they’ve been through.“What we know in Darfur, like many places in the world, often the women and the girls who are raped feel shame,” Ms. Shifman said. “They experience stigma, discrimination as a result of the rape. So UNICEF is working to ensure that the stigma of the rape is attached to the perpetrator where it belongs and not to the women and girls who are the victims. And this extends to children who are born as a result of rape.”She noted that the communities she talked with in Darfur insisted that they would not ostracize rape victims and the children born under these circumstances. But the children may be closely monitored while growing up for any characteristics that resemble their violent fathers, she added.She said one of the main concerns women and girls raise is the constant threat of rape they face when they leave camp to collect firewood. “Darfur is largely a desert and women and girls are walking for miles and miles to collect enough firewood to feed themselves and their families,” she explained.To minimize the exposure of women and girls to attack, UNICEF is working to develop locally produced, fuel-effective stoves which use much less firewood. These would cut down the time spent outside the relative safety of the camps. read more

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Pioneering truck suspension wins Swedish Steel Prize 2013

first_imgThis year’s winner of the international Swedish Steel Prize is America’s Mack Trucks, part of Volvo Group. The prize was awarded for the company’s innovative suspension system, which takes full advantage of the properties of high-strength steel. “Mack Trucks has laid the foundation for a pioneering improvement of a long-established feature of heavy goods vehicles,” said Melker Jernberg, Chair of the jury, and Head of the EMEA business area within SSAB.Transport using heavy goods vehicles is an essential aspect of developed societies the world over, and even small improvements can make a considerable impact. Reduced wear and tear, reduced environmental impact, and improved safety are of great importance.Mack Trucks’ new suspension solution offers improved handling and reduces tyre wear by up to 25%. The new suspension also results in safer vehicles and increased driver comfort.  The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension is the trucking industry’s first suspension to use high-strength steel in a unique Y-shaped design. The strong, yet lightweight design greatly reduces suspension windup and significantly improves tyre traction and braking control.  The Twin Y was introduced in January 2013.  It uses two stamped high-strength steel Y-shaped blades at each wheel end. Along with improved tyre traction and braking control, the suspension also offers a more stable ride, better handling and gains in fuel efficiency. Because of the greater flexibility of the steel and the reduced torque reactivity and lighter weight design of the Twin Y, truck components last longer and tyre life is extended. “Mack Trucks demonstrates how innovative and skilled development can help us to take advantage of high-strength steel to make stronger, lighter, and more sustainable products, which is one aspect of what the prize is intended for,” explained Jernberg, who stressed that competition was fierce among the many strong entries.The Swedish Steel Prize is awarded in conjunction with a three-day event where participants from around the world gather to share the latest findings on high-strength steel. The award ceremony took place during the closing dinner held at Stockholm’s new event centre – Stockholm Waterfront.Nominees included Condeco Technologies from Switzerland, Pesa Bydgoszcz from Poland, and Tuff Trailers from Australia, who were runners up in the Swedish Steel Prize 2013.The Swedish Steel Prize was established by SSAB in 1999 to inspire and disseminate knowledge about high-strength steel and how it can be used to develop lighter, stronger, and more sustainable products.last_img read more

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Group set up to look at resolving Dublin Bus dispute

first_imgThe Government, ICTU and IBEC are also of the view that a final effort should be made to resolve the matter without further strike action, which would be very disruptive for commuters and could have very serious consequences for the company, its employees and for the economy.Bus drivers went on strike for three days last month after a dispute with management about cost-cutting measures aimed at saving €11.7 million, of which €7.7 million would come from direct payroll costs.More: Plans to reduce services in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann contractsRead: No breakthrough in talks between HSE and junior doctors A GROUP HAS been established with a sole aim of resolving the ongoing dispute at Dublin Bus.The government set up the group following a joint proposal from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and IBEC. The organisations want an urgent investigation to find a way to progress the Labour Court recommendation relating to cost reduction measures.Dublin Bus workers (at driving grade) have rejected the company’s savings plans and have voted for industrial action.The Department of Transport said that the group, which has already held its first meeting, is making “immediate arrangements to engage external expertise to carry out a detailed investigation on its behalf, including discussions with management, trade unions and drivers”.It is tasked with identifying the issues in the proposals which have led to their rejection by drivers, as well as possible solutions. It will also make recommendations, including a timescale for implementation.Members include the Secretary Generals of the transport and jobs departments, ICTU general secretary David Begg and IBEC chief Danny McCoy.In a statement today, the Department of Transport said that the government, ICTU and IBEC are all “conscious that the continued deferral of the implementation of cost reduction measures places employment in the company at increased risk”.last_img read more

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Amazing shots of Endeavour launch taken from a plane

first_imgBack in February, when Discover launched, a passenger on a commercial flight managed to take an incredible video of the shuttle leaving the Earth’s orbit. During today’s launch of space shuttle Endeavour the same thing happened. You can see the result above.Stefanie Gordon was on a flight from NYC to Palm Beach and that had the good fortune of flying within seeing distance of Endeavor. Gordon, luckily, was seated on the correct side of the plane with a camera at the ready, and took both pictures and video of the shuttle after it broke through the cloud cover.You can see the original images here and here. A brief video of the shuttle flying towards space is available as well.Gordon wasn’t alone in taking some amazing footage of Endeavour, @garrett_zach got some video as well. He shot his video from the ground with a 500mm lens… not quite as dramatic as from a plane the but it’s definitely worth a watch.If you’d like to see NASA’s video of the final launch of Endeavour, that has been made available as well. NASA’s two-and-a-half minute clip shows the shuttle leaving the ground and then going through the lower parts of the Earth’s atmosphere. Today’s launch, the start of mission STS-134, went smoothly though it had been delayed due to an issue with the auxiliary power Unit heaters in late April. read more

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Piratage la NBC annonce un attentat sur Twitter

first_imgPiratage : la NBC annonce un attentat sur TwitterLe 9 septembre, deux jours avant la célébration du dixième anniversaire de l’attentat des tours jumelles du World Trade Center, la chaîne de télévision américaine NBC News a été victime d’un piratage. Un groupe de hackers a réussi à prendre le contrôle de son compte Twitter, pour y annoncer un attentat à Ground Zero, où s’élevaient les deux tours.Alors que les Etats-Unis s’apprêtaient à célébrer le dixième anniversaire des attentats du 11 septembre, un groupe de hackers, baptisé Script Kiddies, s’est emparé du compte Twitterde la chaine d’informations NBC News pour y faire une bien mauvaise plaisanterie, rapporte le site generation-nt. À lire aussiTwitter réinitialise le mot de passe de nombreux utilisateurs par erreurLes pirates, qui ont revendiqué leur attaque, ont publié trois messages d’alerte. Le premier annonçait qu’un avion s’était écrasé sur Ground Zero, où un monument rendant hommage aux victimes des attentats a été érigé pour être dévoilé hier. Le tweet suivant précisait l’information, en indiquant que le vol 5736 avait été détourné par des terroristes. C’est dans leur troisième message que les pirates annoncent qu’il s’agissait d’une plaisanterie, et se félicitent d’avoir réussi à pirater le compte Twitter de NBC News.NBC News a rapidement repris le contrôle de son compte pour s’excuser auprès de ses abonnés. “Nous travaillons avec Twitter pour résoudre le problème et présentons nos sincères excuses pour la frayeur qu’a pu occasionner un acte aussi imprudent et irresponsable” a écrit la chaîne.Le 12 septembre 2011 à 17:28 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Fish wheel Design from the past may be a solution for the

first_imgMaggie Bobby and Barb Carlson (left to right) have run a fish wheel near Sleetmute since 2015. (MacArthur/KYUK)With gillnet fishing limited to only a few days on the Kuskokwim for most of June and July, some people on the river turned to alternative ways of filling their smokehouses.Listen nowIn Sleetmute, Barb Carlson and Maggie Bobby ran a fish wheel to get their season’s catch of red salmon. Even after the two women had enough salmon for themselves, they wanted others to get a chance.“I’ll bet you by the time we’re done there are 200 people who’ve eaten fish that have come out of that wheel,” Carlson said.Carlson and Bobby have been running their wheel since May. Gray-haired with dark, expressive eyebrows, the pair, both about 60 years old, have been fishing together for nearly two decades. They even wear matching hats.Bobby’s cabin is off the grid, only accessible by boat and is a half-mile from Carlson’s.Bobby picked 60 reds from the wheel that afternoon and took a break from cutting to admire the blue sky, warm sun, green hills and the Kuskokwim flowing by.“That’s what I miss when I go other places,” Bobby said. “Listening to the water, the waves, the wind. Because I don’t have electricity.”Carlson and Bobby’s fish wheel runs four miles downriver of Sleetmute. (MacArthur/KYUK)The friends started running their wheel three years ago, as the king salmon stocks dropped and fishing restrictions grew tighter.“And we could fish when it was closed,” Bobby said, “because we could throw back all the kings and dogs, whatever fish we didn’t want.”“And the kings are all released and they’re amazingly alive!” Carlson added. “These things are jumping and struggling.”Bobby’s daughter and grandchildren came down to help cut.Across the river at the wheel, Carlson climbed out of her boat and onto a wooden raft anchored a dozen feet from shore. Beside her rotated the wheel’s long arms.“It just goes round and round all by itself. Here comes one,” she explained.A six-foot wide wire basket lifted a red salmon from the water. Rotating upwards, it slid the twisting fish into a box below. In mid-air, silver scales flash in the sun. The wheel’s wooden arms stretch 12 feet and form a cross. Each arm is a paddle that catches the water, turning the wheel. The baskets are at the end of two of the paddles. They drop the fish in a hole in the raft where a wire box sits, sunk in the water.Carlson said it’s hard to tell how many fish are in the box by looking, but she guessed between 20 or 30, including a king she planned to release.Both women say they’ll never go back to setting a net.Carlson pulls fish from the live box of her fish wheel near Sleetmute. (MacArthur/KYUK)“I can spend hours on a day like today just listening to the wheel go around,” Carlson said. “On a whole different subject, I need go and get to my telephone and try to line somebody up for the evening pick.”It’s a toss up on whether the fish wheel saves labor compared to gillnets. You have to check the wheel twice a day. It’s heavy, and you have to push it on shore in the fall and pull it out in the spring. You have to raise the wheel during high water and clear out brush. But the wheel saves gas, because there’s no drifting. The fish are in better condition because they’re fresher, and you only keep the fish you want and let the rest continue on, alive.A few hours later, when they checked the wheel again with help from friends, they tossed out the dog salmon and the kings. Using dipnets, they hauled the thrashing reds from the box and tossed them in the boat.Carlson shoved a knife into the gills, bleeding the fish. Red blood and mucus smeared the writhing bodies and splattered all over her.Half the fish went to one of the girl’s mothers. The other half to the owner of Sleetmute’s only store.The fish wheel, a design from the past, may turn out to be a design for the future.last_img read more

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8Bitdo SNES Classic Edition Wireless Controller Now Available for PreOrder

first_img How ‘Final Fantasy VI’ Made Role-Playing a Hot Property in A…25 Years Later, How ‘Super Metroid’ Defined a Genre Stay on target Besides being notoriously difficult to procure, the NES Classic Edition’s biggest issue was its decidedly short controller wire. This was an issue remedied by our good friends over at 8Bitdo who created wireless controllers for Nintendo’s mini system. The recently released SNES Classic Edition features longer wires than its predecessor. However, if you want to play this system with wireless controllers, 8Bitdo has you covered.Today, 8Bitdo has opened up pre-orders for the SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller for SNES Classic Edition. The package includes the controller along with a 2.4G wireless adapter. The controller is powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. Thanks to the included wire, the controller can be charged as you play the system. Access to the SNES mini’s home screen is available by pressing both Down and Select on the controller.The controller isn’t that dissimilar from 8Bitdo’s SNES30 Game Controller in design. The only major difference is that the SN30 2.4G controller has a silver front where the buttons are located. Aside from its face buttons, the original SNES controller had a single color tone (as did the SNES30 controller). While not authentic in that regard, it certainly looks stylish and fits the controller nicely.We’ve had Nintendo’s latest miniature system in the office for some time now and we absolutely love it. While the NES Classic Edition is a great little system, the SNES mini can’t be topped. Games like Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid, and more make this a must-have for all retro gaming enthusiasts. Playing these classic games wirelessly will certainly make the SNES mini experience that much more enjoyable.You can pre-order the SN30 2.4G Wireless Controller for SNES Classic Edition today from Amazon for $24.99. The controller is expected to ship on December 10, 2017.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Police seize Rs 22 lakh during checking at Haldiram bus stand and

first_imgKolkata: Bidhannagar Police seized about Rs 22 lakh during naka checking at Lake Town on Monday night and on Tuesday afternoon at Haldiram bus stop. Three men and a woman were detained in connection with the Lake Town case and one person has been detained at the Haldiram bus stop.According to the police, on Monday night, around 10 pm police personnel from Lake Town police station were on naka checking duty. They were also checking if people were driving in an inebriated state. During the process, a few police personnel spotted a sedan bearing a Delhi registration number. On suspicion police stopped the car and questioned the driver. While talking with the driver and the passengers, police personnel felt they had consumed alcohol. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataImmediately, the driver was told to step out of the car. After conducted the alcohol test on the driver it was found that the alcohol level in his blood was above the permissible level, which is 30 milligram per 100 ml blood. Following the alcohol test, the officers asked the driver to open the boot of the car. The police found a few bags in the car boot. Cops immediately started checking the bags. During checking they found that the bags were stashed with money. All the four passengers, including the driver, have been detained. The car was taken to the Lake Town police station. The driver has been prosecuted under the 185 Motor vehicles (MV) Act (driving by a drunken person or by a person under the influence of drugs). Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateAfter that all four of them were questioned about the source of the money. As they could not substantiate the source and destination along with purpose of the money, the money has been seized. The cash seized by the cops is about Rs 4 lakh. The driver was bailed out and other three were freed. On Tuesday afternoon, around 12:30pm, during naka checking police personnel intercepted a luxurious car. During the checking Rs 12.5 lakh was found inside the car. Immediately, the owner of the vehicle along with the car was taken to the Baguiati police station. Later during a thorough search Rs 5 lakh more were found from inside the car. The money has been seized along with the car. Later, police informed the returning officers of the concerned Lok Sabha constituency about the money. Sources informed that the returning officer may summon the carriers of the unaccounted money to submit an explanation. If the returning officer is satisfied with the reply then the money would be returned otherwise it will be confiscated.last_img read more

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Lookin Sharp Apple Adds Retina Display to iMac Desktop

first_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 2 min read October 16, 2014center_img Initially announced in June, OS X Yosemite — Apple’s new operating system for Macs — is available today as a free upgrade, alongside a brand new iMac to showcase the revamped interface in all its glory.While Apple’s uber-sharp Retina display made its debut on the iPhone 4 in 2010 and subsequently arrived on the third generation iPads and Macbook Pros in 2012, the company is now bringing its high-resolution display to desktops.A new iMac will feature a 27-inch Retina 5K display, Apple said, that is jam-packed with 14.7 million pixels — more than four times the pixels in a standard 27-inch iMac display.Related: Apple’s Latest iPads Are Thinner, Faster and Equipped With Touch IDThis is all the better to experience the new Yosemite operating system, Apple said, which touts a new feature called “continuity” that enables users to make phone calls and send text messages directly from their desktops.The new iMac, which marks the first update to the range since 2011, will ship today, priced at $2,499. A normal 27-inch iMac, by comparison, starts at $1,799.And at an event earlier today in Cupertino, Calif., Apple also took the opportunity to update its somewhat lesser-known Mini Mac — a 7.7-inch computer to which users must connect their own display, keyboard and mouse. Last updated in 2012, the new Mini Macs are equipped with new processors and are priced at $499 — $100 less than their previous price. They also ship today.Related: Apple Pay Officially Arrives Monday, Oct. 20 Listen Nowlast_img read more

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Amazonite Bracele Market Will Fuel the Market Players to Harness on

first_imgThe Amazonite Bracele market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of global Industry.Get comprehensive research providing detailed regional analysis and growth outlook of the Global Amazonite Bracelet Market in the latest research report added by Big Market Research.The report is an exhaustive analysis of this market across the world. It offers an overview of the market including its definition, applications, key drivers, key market players, key segments, and manufacturing technology. In addition, the study presents statistical data on the status of the market and hence is a valuable source of guidance for companies and individuals interested in the industry. Additionally, detailed insights on the company profile, product specifications, capacity, production value, and market shares for key vendors are presented in the report.The total market is further segmented based on company, country, and application/type for competitive landscape analysis. On the contrary, information on industry chain structure, emerging applications, and technological developments in the market makes the report a must-read document.Request for a Sample Copy of this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3238285?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABThe report reveals detailed information about the global key players as well as some small players of the Amazonite Braceletsector.The information for each competitor includes:Company ProfileMain Business InformationSWOT AnalysisSales, Revenue, Price and Gross MarginMarket ShareThese insights help determe the strength of competition and take the necessary steps to obtain a leading position in the Amazonite Braceletindustry.Additionally, the research provides a detailed analysis of the key segments of the market with the help of charts and tables. An overview of each market segmentsuch as type, application, and region are also provided in the report. These insights help in understanding the global trends in the Amazonite Braceletindustry and form strategies to be implemented in the future.The market across various regions is analyzed in the report, including North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA. The report manifests the growth trends and future opportunities in every region. Additionally, the research provides a list of leading market players active in the Amazonite BraceletIndustry.The key players explored in the industry include:* TJC* TIFFANY* Gemporia* TraxNYC* Ourania* BarseThe study clearly reveals that the Amazonite Braceletindustry has attained remarkable growth since 2024. This research report is prepared based on an in-depth analysis of the market by experts. As a final point, stakeholders, investors, product managers, marketing executives, and other professionals seeking unbiased data on supply, demand, and future forecasts would find the report valuable.Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3238285?utm_source=HTN&utm_medium=ABAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports of various domains across the world . Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek PaliwalBig Market Research5933 NE Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,OR 97220 United StatesDirect: +1-971-202-1575Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452E-mail help@bigmarketresearch.comlast_img read more

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USA dominates business travel from Australia

first_imgSource = American Express Global Business Travel USA dominates business travel from AustraliaAustralian business travellers are most frequently travelling to cities in the United States (US) when travelling outside of Asia Pacific (APAC), according to data from American Express Global Business Travel (GBT).  The strengthening US economy appears to be driving an influx of business travellers to many key US cities, with seven out of the top ten international locations beyond Asia Pacific being located in the US.Encompassing all air bookings made directly with GBT for Australian-based travellers between March 2014 and April 2015, the travel destinations report provides a snapshot of business travel flows within, and from, Australia.  Sydney, Singapore and London emerge as the top destinations for domestic, APAC, and international business travel outside APAC, respectively. Singapore, Auckland and Hong Kong emerge as the top three international destinations, highlighting the dominance of regional centres for Australian business.“Singapore remains the leading business hub of Asia-Pacific, and with many large corporations having headquarters there, and we anticipate that it will remain a top international destination for Australian business travellers for some time to come,” said David Reimer, General Manager, American Express Global Business Travel, APAC.“The biggest change over the last twelve months is the growing dominance of the US as a priority market for business travel beyond APAC. While US cities comprised less than half of the top ten in 2013-2014, we’ve now seen that number increase to seven out of the top ten this year. This indicates the growing importance of the US to Australian businesses.”Asia remains the focusWhen looking at the rankings for total international business travel from Australia, countries within Asia remain the primary focus. London is the highest ranked destination outside of Asia, followed by New York. The top five rankings remain unchanged from the previous year, however The Philippines is a new listing to this year’s top ten rankings, coming in at ninth.US dominates outside of APACNorth America has become an increasingly attractive destination for Australian business travellers over the last two years. Five out of the top ten business travel destinations outside APAC in 2013-2014 were North America cities, and this year that number has risen to seven out of the top ten cities. London maintains a strong lead on its number one ranking outside of Asia Pacific, however the UK, Germany and Netherlands are the only European nations to make the top ten rankings. Paris, previously in the top 10, dropped out of this year’s rankings.Singpore leads Asia PacificSingapore remains the top APAC business travel destination for Australian business travellers, followed by Auckland and Hong Kong. As New Zealand’s financial centre, Auckland remains an important destination for many global technology, pharmaceutical, and professional services companies, headquartered in Australia but with operations in New Zealand.Bangkok has dropped out of the top ten this year, most likely as a result of the political unrest which occurred in the country in 2014. While Seoul was not included in the top ten rankings for 2013-2014, it is ranked at eighth in this year, suggesting it’s continued emergence as a technology hub in Asia and globally.Sydney remains number oneThe most-booked domestic destination for Australian business travellers was, unsurprisingly, Sydney, followed by Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. These rankings are consistent with rankings from 2013-2014.last_img read more

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Geneva Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler

first_imgGeneva, Switzerland – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThere was spectacular success for the young Franco-Swiss company CELSIUS X VI II, the creators of de luxe objects combining mobile phone technology with horological micro-mechanics, in Monaco at the weekend, during the celebrated Only Watch charity auction staged under the patronage of Prince Albert II.As the first brand specializing in ‘watch hybrids’ ever to take part in Only Watch – an event usually reserved for the world’s leading watchmakers – CELSIUS X VI II offered for auction a unique mobile phone in Monaco colors. Bidding soared past the €40,000-60,000 estimate of auctioneers Antiquorum to €75,000 (CHF 90,000): an exceptional performance by the Celsius Pièce Unique Only Watch 2011, which thus becomes the most expensive mobile phone ever sold at auction.The unique phone, complete with its exclusive accessories, was acquired by an Asian collector. The winning bid will go towards research into Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy.www.celsius-x-vi-ii.comlast_img read more

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September 23 2009 The foundry crew constructed

first_imgSeptember 23, 2009 The foundry crew constructed a set of new furnaces by building a form and using a type of concrete that can handle an intense amount of heat. Here we see the new furnaces surrounded by an old metal plate platform. For each ‘Heat’ the furnace heats up 80 to 90 lbs of bronze to about 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. [photo & text: sa] Welding master Brent Scott is working on a custom made new set of metal grids to replace the old furnace platform. We see bolts welded in place that will be used for leveling. [photos & text: sa] Foundry crew members Peter and Brendan Siegl carry one of the new grids to be installed around the furnaces. [photos & text: sa] Foundry manager Andy Chao, Brendan Siegl and Brent Scott. [photo & text: sa] Andy is leveling each grid by adjusting the leveling bolts. One of the new furnaces. The crew normally pours three heats per day with an average of 50 bells a heat. That works out to 39,000 bells a year with a 93% success rate of pouring. The Arcosanti bronze Foundry supplies not only all the bells for the Arcosanti Gallery but also helps supply the Cosanti Gallery and wholesale orders. [photos & text: sa]last_img read more

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