Im not going to play victim Nushrat

first_imgNew Delhi: Nushrat Bharucha says she joined movies as acting is her passion, but she is not delusional about how the showbiz works and rather than playing a victim she will forge ahead on the path that she has created for herself. The actor, who broke out with Pyaar Ka Panchnama, believes the success of Kartik Aaryan, her co-star of four movies, will always be viewed differently than hers. Nushrat says Kartik emerged as the star of the 2011 film thanks to the popularity of his monologue. Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: Priyanka”We live in a patriarchal world but I am not going to play a victim. I’m making my own world and in my world, I know that Kartik will be playing a hero at 50 and I will be getting roles of a mother. That’s how the industry functions.” “His trajectory will always be more glorified and would seem larger than mine. Just being aware of where I’m makes things easy for me. I’m happy with my journey,” Nushrat added. The actor, whose latest release is Dream Girl, said she no longer analyses what is going to work at the box office and goes by her instinct. Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khanna”Cinema is my passion. The reason I’m in movies is because I love acting. When I did ‘Pyaar Ka Panchnama’, honestly there were no other films being offered because I don’t fit in the conventional bracket of a Bollywood heroine. “No other female actor was willing to do it and I also almost said no. But then I did it and I saw what a good script and film can do for everybody in the team. That realisation set my sensibilities slightly different from the commercial track. Even if I am playing a bad girl in the movie (people hated me in PKP), the purpose is solved.” Post the success of Pyaar Ka Panchnama, Nushrat went on to star in Luv Ranjan’s second film Akaash Vani, opposite Kartik, but it didn’t work at the box office. She was back playing the problematic girlfriend in Pyaar Ka Panchnama 2 and followed it up with Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.last_img read more

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McKenna considering Senate changes to environmentalassessment bill

first_imgOTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says she is carefully considering the amendments the Senate has made to the Liberal government’s environmental-assessment bill.McKenna says she is pleased Bill C-69 made it through the Senate Thursday night despite attempts by the Conservatives to delay or weaken the bill.Senators made more than 180 changes to the government bill, which creates a new agency and process for assessing the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of major resource and transportation projects, including mines and interprovincial pipelines and highways.The changes take away some of the powers McKenna would have, as the environment minister, to intervene in the process and they shorten the timeline for getting a project from proposal to approval.The House of Commons passed the legislation a year ago and will now have to consider whether it will approve the changes proposed by the Senate.Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says he would support the bill if the government agrees to all the proposed changes but has previously said the version of the bill the government put forth was a dagger to the energy industry and an affront to national unity.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Stars Join TreatmentForAll Social Media Campaign For World AIDS Day

first_imgOn November 30, 2015, the eve of World AIDS Day, Influential, the only Mobile-First social media influencer platform, will team up with United Nations Assistant Secretary General, Ray Chambers, Emmy Award-winning television host Ricki Lake and digital influencers Wesley Stromberg, Sammy Wilkinson, Megan Nicole and Melvin Gregg to launch #TreatmentForAll, a new social media campaign aimed to diagnose and treat anyone diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, worldwide.The campaign will begin with the launch of the first documentary film officially launched on Facebook, during a screening at the Facebook offices in New York City. The film will honor the 23 million people around the world who need treatment for HIV. The documentary will be available to the public, beginning at 10:30am ET on Monday, November 30, 2015 on the UN Assistant Secretary-General Ray Chambers’ Facebook page. Influential’s President of Marketing, Chris Detert, joined the #TreatmentForAll team as they traveled to Malawi to talk to patients affected by HIV/AIDS, in an effort to show the “faces” of those fighting this disease. The interviews are honest and raw, capturing first-hand, the realities of people suffering from AIDS worldwide. The documentary also features interviews with U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, and President Bill Clinton.After the screening, Influential will be implementing its industry-leading, demographically-targeted social media technology and activating some of its top influencers to spread the #TreatmentForAll message, through a full-scale social media campaign. Influential will also be creating an interactive microsite, www.hashtagforall.com, where influencers and their fans can participate in the campaign by creating their own customized #TreatmentForAll photos that they can share through Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.“We are honored to have the opportunity to work with UN Assistant Secretary General, Ray Chambers and our influencers on this amazing campaign,” said Ryan Detert, CEO of Influential. “Following up the Facebook documentary with a massive social push from our influencers, we will make our voices heard and truly make #TreatmentForAll a reality.”“Social media is the way that our youth communicates and its ability to spread a message worldwide, in a matter of seconds, makes it the most powerful way that we communicate today,” said Ray Chambers, UN Assistant Secretary-General. “Influential’s ability to hone this power and use it for global good is exemplary and I am so pleased to have them join us for the #TreatmentForAll campaign.”This campaign marks the second time that Influential has teamed up with UN Assistant Secretary-General Ray Chambers. On September 21, 2015, the International Day of Peace, they first teamed up and launched the #ForgiveForPeace campaign, which garnered more than 1.5 billion social media impressions and received celebrity support from Ellen DeGeneres, Justin Bieber, LL Cool J, and Garth Brooks.last_img read more

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Morocco High Speed Train Delayed Till 2017

Marrakech- The delay of Tangier-Casablanca high-speed train (TGV) is costing Morocco more than was expected.The TGV was originally scheduled to be finished in 2015, but it was recently postponed to late 2016. The delay does not stop there: it is now being reported that it will not be effective by even 2017.According to Telquel, unexpected difficulties involving o land expropriation procedures are causing the delay. The program has already gone over its MAD 25 billion budget, which was meant to last the entire project. The Moroccan government is a strong advocate of the TGV. The government sees the project as an important step on the path to modernity. On the contrary, the movement “Stop TGV” heavily criticizes the project, and believes that the TGV budget might be better spent building thousands of schools and hospitals and buildings more highways.The French company Alstom, in charge of implementing the project, will only provide the TGV trains once it has received the money in advance. The company is enacting this policy because it did not receive all of its money after collaborating with Casa Tramway. Besides these difficulties, the TGV project budget is being strained by landowners who seek to be better compensated.Meanwhile, the National Railways (ONCF) must pay for thirteen TGV trains parked in Alstom facilities during the 18-month delay period.Edited by Timothy Filla© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed read more

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UN refugee agency urges Greece to let 16 stowaways disembark and seek

The United Nations refugee agency today called on the Greek authorities to allow the urgent disembarkation and grant access to the asylum system for 16 stowaways, apparently from Turkey, found nearly a week ago on a cargo ship docked in the port of Piraeus, near Athens.“This group should have access to the asylum procedure in Greece and not be turned away as this could result in a direct or indirect refoulement – return to a country where they claim to feel threatened,” UNHCR spokesperson Jennifer Pagonis told a news briefing in Geneva. “We are also concerned that there are five minors amongst this group and two people with serious health problems.” The stowaways apparently boarded the Antigua-flagged ‘RITA’ cargo vessel in Turkey. It arrived in Piraeus on 7 March. UNHCR and the Greek Refugee Council had access to the stowaways on Friday and most expressed their wish to claim asylum. Those claims were delivered yesterday to the relevant Greek authorities but as yet there has been no response.“They should be disembarked as soon as possible so as not to prolong their ordeal,” Ms. Pagonis said. “We hope that a solution can be found shortly that complies with humanitarian and international protection principles and are ready to help the Greek authorities in any appropriate way.” 13 March 2007The United Nations refugee agency today called on the Greek authorities to allow the urgent disembarkation and grant access to the asylum system for 16 stowaways found nearly a week ago on a cargo ship docked in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Wednesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,265.63, up 63.53 points):Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up 14 cents, or 5.53 per cent, to $2.67 on 9.3 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Down 22 cents, or 1.75 per cent, to $12.33 on 7.4 million shares.Air Canada (TSX:AC). Airline. Down 86 cents, or 3.96 per cent, to $20.88 on 4.9 million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down 29 cents, or 3.17 per cent, to $8.87 on 3.8 million shares.B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO). Miner. Up two cents, or 0.65 per cent, to $3.11 on 3.7 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 11 cents, or 1.08 per cent, to $10.26 on 3.6 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cineplex Inc. (TSX:CGX). Entertainment. Down $4.05, or 8.19 per cent, to $45.43 on 1.7 million shares. The company reported earnings of $1.4 million (two cents per diluted share) in its second quarter, down from $7.2 million (12 cents per diluted share) a year ago. Revenue improved to $364.1 million, up from $338.0 million due primarily to higher amusement revenue as a result of growth and diversification.Restaurant Brands International Inc. (TSX:QSR). Fast food restaurants. Up 74 cents, or 1.00 per cent, to $74.97 on 752,689 shares. Tim Hortons plans to expand to Spain, its fourth venture abroad in recent months, as it tries to overcome lagging sales and an internal revolt from disgruntled franchisees in Canada. RBI, the parent company of the coffee-and-doughnut chain, said Wednesday it has signed a deal with a joint venture partner to set up shop in one of the largest cafe markets in Europe. RBI, which also owns Burger King and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, also reported second-quarter earnings attributable to common shareholders of US$89.5 million or 37 cents per diluted share, down slightly from earnings of $90.9 million or 38 cents per diluted share a year ago. Revenue totalled US$1.13 billion, up from $1.04 billion a year ago, boosted by the acquisition of Popeyes.Torstar Corp. (TSX:TS.B). Publishing. Down five cents, or 3.45 per cent, to $1.40 on 136,848 shares. The publisher reported a second-quarter loss of $7 million (nine cents per share), compared with a loss of $23.9 million (30 cents per share) a year ago. Operating revenue totalled $161.8 million, down from $177.9 million a year earlier. read more

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Preventing hearing loss

Aging is one of the 2 most common causes of hearing loss.And despite all attempts, there’s just no fighting mother nature. But the other cause is a little different. In many cases we have some control over hearing loss that is noise induced. Maria Hayes reports.00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09

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EHF Cup Vardar waste chance to qualify wins only 2826 against Magdeburg

← Previous Story Marcus Ahlm leaves THW Kiel at the end of the season Next Story → Women’s EHF EURO 2012: Serbia without Marija Lojpur at start serbiavujovic The second-legs were played yesterday in the EHF Cup and definitely the one that brought most attention was the one in Skopje, where Vardar tried to annulate the three-goals lead by Magdeburg, which won in Germany 30:27. In a very hot atmosphere, in which Vardar’s fans never ceased supporting their club, the hosts had huge chance in the final minutes of the game to seal their progress to the group phase, but failed. Having three goals 28:25, the hosts were also given an attack with two minutes to go. Eijlers saves Vardar’s shot, and SCM score on counter-attack. Vardar with the last attack, and if they were to score they’d go through, however with very inefficient shot with 10 minutes to go, Vardar wasted their best chance to see European Handball in spring. 28:26 win for the hosts was not enough.Rest of the matches: Besiktas* 37-25 Haslum, Kolding* 41-24 Perm, St Raphael 35-32 Holstebro*, Diomidis Argous 27-27 RN Lowen*, Maribor* 35-22 Siscia* denotes the team that qualified read more

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WWE sends out survey regarding viewing habits for RAW

first_img Velvet Sky Twitter Now Playing Up Next Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions WhatsApp Pinterest Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Google+ Now Playing Up Next Facebookcenter_img WWE Fan Council sent out a survey on Tuesday inquiring about viewer habits for Monday Night RAW just weeks after the show saw viewers drop to record lows.Some of the questions asked included:* How often people typically watch RAW.* What other streaming services they subscribe to.* How their viewing habits have changed compared to the past.* How they watch RAW (live vs. DVR).* If they check before RAW airs to see which superstars will be appearing.* Who else in the household watches WWE.* Reasons why they might fast forward/change the channel during specific segments.* If they switch over to Monday Night Football on ESPN.* What segments they prefer (matches, angles, video packages, etc).* If advertising matches ahead of time would make them tune in at a specific hour.* How they would rate the show overall.* How much time they devote watching (one hour, two hours or the entire show).Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:27 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Roman Reigns is in Remission Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter WWE RAW Preview: King of the Ring Final Match, Fallout from WWE Clash of Champions Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Videos Articles WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Now Playing Up Next Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Apple TV+ To Be Offered For $4.99 Per Monthlast_img read more

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Englands Rose reveals struggles with depression

first_imgEngland defender Danny Rose has revealed that he struggled with depression himself following a combination of injury and family tragedyThe 27-year-old admitted to having a “testing time” at Tottenham this season as he gave a frank interview.“It’s no secret that I’ve been through a testing time at Tottenham this season,” said Rose, according to the Guardian.“It led to me seeing a psychologist and I was diagnosed with depression, which nobody knows about.”He added: “I haven’t told my mum or my dad, and they are probably going to be really angry reading this, but I’ve kept it to myself until now.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The full-back revealed that his period of personal turmoil began when he started treatment of a knee injury sustained in January 2017, which saw him sidelined for eight months.“My uncle killed himself in the middle of my rehab, and that triggered the depression as well,” said Rose, who is expected to feature in England’s final World Cup warm-up against Costa Rica on Thursday,“Off the field, there have been other incidents: back home in August my mum was racially abused in Doncaster. She was very angry and upset about it, and then someone came to the house and nearly shot my brother in the face – a gun was fired at my house.“England has been my salvation and I can’t thank the manager and the medical staff enough. It was really hard, and being referred to a doctor and psychologist by the Spurs club doctor helped me massively to cope.”last_img read more

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Tuchel urges his side to play with intensity

first_imgParis Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has urged his team to play with more intensity in his press conference at the Ooredoo Training Centre ahead of the Toulouse clashSpeaking about the squad for the game via the club’s website, Tuchel gave the impression that Neymar and Mbappe will definitely miss out“Stanley Nsoki is injured and can’t play on Saturday. The injuries to Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are not too serious, but we won’t be taking any risks. Neither will play on Saturday.It’s possible that they will be ready for Liverpool. I have spoken to the doctors and I think it might be possible. We have a lot of top quality players. They have to show against Toulouse that they are ready, with more intensity than we showed against Monaco. That’s what I expect from my team.”Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…The German gaffer equally spoke about the opposition claiming they’d pose a threat in the Ligue 1 clash.“This is not an easy match to prepare, but our main aim is to be at our best. We want to play well and keep winning. Toulouse are also in a difficult situation with injuries. They haven’t managed to win their last few matches.It’s hard to tel how they will turn out against us, so it’s important that we focus on our own game. We will have to attack, have the ball, press well, play with intensity, and the right spirit to prepare for the match against Liverpool.”last_img read more

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Years of budget cuts hamper monitoring of Alaska earthquakes including Mondays

first_imgField engineer Scott Dalton adjusts a radio communications link at a seismic station south of Cantwell. (Photo by Ian Dickson/Alaska Earthquake Center)Alaska seismologists say continuing budget cuts are affecting their ability to quickly detect and pinpoint earthquakes.Listen nowHelena Buurman of the Alaska Earthquake Center testified on Saturday before the House Finance Committee’s subcommittee on the University of Alaska’s budget.Buurman said they have a fundamental government responsibility to protect lives and property. But she said four years of state budget cuts have affected their ability to maintain their seismic monitoring network.“In August of last year, we suspended most field maintenance of the state’s monitoring network,” Burrman said. “As a result, more than a quarter of our monitoring stations are offline as of today. With the seismic network deteriorating rapidly, an earthquake occurring right now will take longer to detect, longer to assess, and we will do a poorer job.”Waiting on update on status on Lynn building in downtown #Whitehorse which was damaged in yesterday’s earthquake pic.twitter.com/IY8OB7pxaK— Philippe Morin (@YukonPhilippe) May 2, 2017Buurman testified just two days before a pair of magnitude 6 earthquakes on Monday morning woke up Southeast Alaska residents and caused minor damage in Whitehorse. She explained to lawmakers how their information is important for drafting building codes, setting insurance rates, mapping tsunami evacuation zones, and for engineers as they design every piece of infrastructure or construction project in the state.In a phone interview later, Buurman explained how they have 150 seismic monitoring stations located in mostly remote areas around the state. The more stations that are placed around a fault line, the better the speed and accuracy in determining an earthquake’s location and magnitude.“There is a seismometer which we dig into the ground and is buried below ground,” Buurman said. “And then we usually have some sort of hut or structure that holds all the rest of the equipment, and that includes a large bank of batteries to keep the power running. There are solar panels on the side of the hut to keep the batteries charged, and radio communications equipment to transmit the data 24/7.”Buurman said about 40 of the 150 stations are currently offline.Some of the common malfunctions include wildlife getting into the huts and chewing on the cables and equipment. Snow can cover the solar panels, which can prevent station batteries from recharging. Part of the communications network can also break down and prevent data from being passed on from a group of nearby operating stations.Some of the bigger outages include the southern end of Kodiak Island and north of Yakutat.Buurman wrote to North Pole Rep. Tammie Wilson that it took 30 minutes to update state emergency officials after Monday’s earthquakes. She writes that the national standard is 10 minutes.Technicians service a remote seismic station in the Wrangell-St.Elias region. (Photo by Dara Merz/Alaska Earthquake Center)State seismologist Michael West said the Alaska Earthquake Center gets almost a third of its $2.5 million funding from the state, a third from the federal government and a third from private corporations for specific projects like monitoring a hydroelectric dam or the trans-Alaska Pipeline.West said state dollars actually serve as seed funding that leverage federal dollars, which have also been declining. He said only $588,000 may be appropriated by state lawmakers this year, down from $800,000 before 2014.Both the House and Senate have passed their own versions of the state operating budget, but the Senate has delayed negotiations over resolving differences in the bill.West is hopeful that Alaska’s Congressional delegation will be able to appropriate additional federal funds.last_img read more

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Lightning strikes kill 9

first_imgLightning strikeNine people, including a couple, were killed in lightning strikes in Faridpur, Manikganj, Magura and Bogura districts on Thursday, reports UNB. In Faridpur, four people were killed being hit by lightning strikes in Saltha, Nagarkanda and Alfadanga upazilas. Officer-in-charge of Saltha police station Md Delwar Hossain said a thunderbolt struck Hashi Begum, 45, wife of Idris Ali, while she was cooking at her half-open kitchen at Kagdi village in Saltha upazila in the morning. Besides, Billal Matubbor was killed by a streak of lightning while he was working in his paddy field along with his son at Bata village in the same upazila. In Nagarkanda uapzia, Imran Bepari was also killed in lighting while he was washing jute at Beelnalia village. Hafizur Sharif was killed while washing jute in a water body at Gopalpur of Alfadanga upazila. In Bogura, three people, including a couple, were killed by lightning in Sariakandi upazila in the afternoon. Amirul Islam, 40, and his wife Faima Begum Belcha, 30, of Dakatmara char, were killed as a streak of lightning struck them while they were returning home after collecting their cattle from a field around 2:00pm. Five cattle were also killed by the lightning. Besides, Sumon, 32, son of Tahsin Mia of Nijbatiachar in the upazila, was injured being hit by a thunderbolt while washing jute in a water body in the afternoon. Physicians declared him dead when he was taken to a hospital, said officer-in-charge of Sariakandi police station. Meanwhile, schoolgirl Tania Khatun, 15, of Debdanga village and Sumon, 21, of Dhap village were injured in lightning strikes. In Manikganj, Chandra Sarkar, 55, a farmer of Mouwali village of Ghiorupazila, was killed as a thunderbolt hit him while he was taking bath in a pond. He was declared dead when he was taken to Ghior Upazila Health Complex. In Magura, Alik Biswas, 35, son of Arun Biswas, was killed in a lightning strike at Nalda village in Sadar upazila around 3:00pm. Office-in-charge of Magura police station Sirajul Islam said a streak of lightning struck Alik when he was working in a field, leaving him dead on the spot. Besides, 10 people were injured by a lightning strike in Sreepur upazila.last_img read more

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Ford explores call turnoffs for stressedout drivers

first_img(Phys.org) — No calls for you. That is the word from a new technology experiment by Ford, for stressed-out drivers who risk accidents by distractions from incoming calls, playing music, and other vehicle infotainment sources. Having to maneuver the vehicle in heavy traffic places demands on focused safe driving. Risks are compounded by distractions when coping with tricky ramp-merging scenarios or blind-spot monitoring or coping with other vehicles that are frequently changing lanes, for example. Ford this week performed a demo of its “Driver Workload Estimator” that will limit phone and text distractions when deciding that the driver’s stress levels call for safety intervention. Citation: Ford explores call turnoffs for stressed-out drivers (2012, June 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-06-ford-explores-turnoffs-stressed-out-drivers.html Overall, the detectors would be using real-time data from throttle, brakes steering wheel, and seatbelt, and meshing it with information from sensors and cameras. Ford is fundamentally working on an algorithm to create the estimator. So what good is all this monitoring, for what end? Based on the information received, the system then is designed to take steps to intervene and reduce distractions when the driver is under heavy stress. Ford says that “the car could intelligently apply the Do Not Disturb feature that is already available as part of MyFord Touch, helping the driver stay focused on the road during the high-demand situation.” Ford’s algorithm asks the question if the driver is stressed or driving into a high-stress situation. If the answer is yes, Ford says the car would trim back auxiliary systems and beef up other ones so that the driver would remain as focused as possible. The data would determine external demands placed on the driver at any time due to traffic and road conditions. Sensors would gauge physical states, such as a rise in heart rate. The car would then “intelligently” filter out incoming calls. In lighter traffic and under safer conditions, the driver would then be allowed to field calls or get texts. The technology is still in research. “With today’s ever-increasing concern about driver distraction, engineers in the Ford Research and Innovation labs are developing ways to help the driver stay focused in busy situations by intelligently managing incoming communications,” said the company. Explore further Ford’s Cloud-Connected car, the Evos Concept, to make North American debut at 2012 CEScenter_img More information: media.ford.com/article_display … cfm?article_id=36728 Outstanding features in its new foray into workload-estimating is in the range of sensors taking information from the driver’s body. There is a palm temperature sensor, heart rate monitor, and a sensor in the seatbelt to check a driver’s breathing rate. In the company’s press statement, Gary Strumolo, manager of vehicle design and infotronics, Ford Research and Innovation, said.”Biometric or health information of the driver can help us better tailor the experience when behind the wheel.” © 2012 Phys.Org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Refresh Windows program for Windows 10

first_imgRefresh Windows program for Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on June 16, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 9 commentsRefresh Windows is a new program for Windows 10 that enables you to reset Windows by downloading it and installing it on the PC.Microsoft revealed back in May 2016 that it was working on a new tool to refresh an installation of Windows.The only built-in option that Windows 10 features prior to this Summer’s Anniversary Update is to “reset this PC”.You find the option in the Settings application under Update & Security > Recovery. The feature will reinstall Windows on the machine, and the only option provided is to keep files. The process remove all setings, installed programs and other modificationsAll settings, installed programs and other modifications are removed or reset during the process.Refresh Windows is provided as a standalone application for Windows 10 on Microsoft’s website. The program works only on recent Insider Builds and not current stable builds of Windows 10. This suggest that Microsoft plans to launch it around the time of the Anniversary Update for Windows 10.Refresh WindowsThe program displays an UAC prompt on start, and after that Microsoft’s Software license terms.The next page reveals what the tool does — install a clean copy of the most recent version of Windows and remove apps that were installed on this PC — and provides you with options to keep personal files, or nothing.This is identical to what “refresh this PC” offers when you select it to start over.Once you have made the selection, Refresh PC will download the latest image of Windows 10 from Microsoft before the new installation of the operating system commences.It is interesting to note that Refresh Windows does not add anything to the process that is not available already.The Media Creation Tool for instance downloads an ISO image of Windows 10 and installs the operating system afterwards on the computer.One of the downsides of Refresh Windows is that you cannot select an ISO image that is already available locally. The tool will download Windows 10 from Microsoft regardless of that.The core difference between Reset Windows and Refresh This PC is that the former downloads the latest image of Windows 10 from the Internet, while the latter uses what is on the computer to install the operating system anew.Closing WordsRefresh Windows is not out yet and is only available for Windows 10 Insider Builds and not stable versions of the operating system.For now, it does not really add any new option to Windows 10 that is not already there in one form or the other.The tool may have its uses if the “refresh this PC” option does not work correctly, or when you prefer to install the latest version of Windows 10 as part of the reset so that you don’t have to endure a lengthy updating process.Now You: Fresh install or reset, which method do you prefer? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameRefresh Windows program for Windows 10DescriptionRefresh Windows is a new program for Windows 10 that enables you to reset Windows by downloading it and installing it on the PC.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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KB3206632 fixes Windows 10s connectivity bug apparently

first_imgKB3206632 fixes Windows 10’s connectivity bug apparently by Martin Brinkmann on December 14, 2016 in Windows – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 10 commentsThe past week or so was filled with user reports stating that Internet connectivity was dropped on their Windows 10 machines.While I’m usually not affected by those, I experienced the issue first hand on my mother’s laptop which lost Internet connectivity via Wifi.The issue seemed to be related to the release of the cumulative update KB3201845, but it turned out later that it was unrelated.It was clear that something — we did not know what at the time — was causing DHCP to break so that IP addresses were not assigned properly.Microsoft was tight lipped as always, but did publish a notification on the KB3201845 support page — go figure! — that asked users to restart the affected  PC to fix the issue. KB3206632Microsoft employee John Swift revealed the reason why devices lost Internet connectivity on Windows 10 machines. According to him, it was caused by a service crash that broke DHCP.A service crash that broke DHCP. The correct mitigation was/is a restart (not shutdown/reboot, but start – power – restart). Friday’s update mitigated by triggering such a restart, but today’s update has the actual fix.The update KB3201845 that Microsoft released on Friday was released in a hush to mitigate the issue, while yesterday’s update KB3206632 fixes it supposedly.A post on Microsoft’s Community form, or more precisely an update to a post recognizing the issue on December 8, 2016, confirms the statement.KB3206632 was released to resolve this issue. Customers should first take the steps above if they are unable to connect to the Internet, and then install the update. You can manually check for updates by clicking Settings, Update & Security, Windows Update and click Check for Updates. Click the Update History button to verify it if has already been installed. For most others, KB3206632 will be installed automatically.The main issue here is obviously that you cannot download the update without Internet. While you may try to restart the PC first as it should fix the issue according to Microsoft, at least some users affected by the issue stated that doing so did not resolve it for them.Assign a static IPOne option that is guaranteed to work is to assign a static local IP address to the IPv4 protocol of the network adapter.Tap on the Windows-key, type cmd, and hit the Enter-key.Type ipconfig /all.Note the Default Gateway address of the network adapter that is used.Right-click on the network icon in the system tray area, and select Open Network and Sharing Center.Click on Change adapter settings.Right-click on the network adapter used to connect to the Internet, and select Properties.Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)Select Use the following IP address.Enter an IP address that is in the same subset as the default gateway address. If the default gateway is 192.168.1.1, select 192.168.1.111 for instance.Type 255.255.255.0 as the subnet mask.Enter the default gateway IP address.While KB3206632 seems to fix that issue and some others, like the 100% disk usage bug, it does not fix others like the long standing where creating or renaming a folder creates a bogus error message according to Woody Leonhard.SummaryArticle NameKB3206632 fixes Windows 10’s connectivity bug apparentlyDescriptionThe Windows 10 version 1607 cumulative update KB3206632 fixes the Internet connectivity issues that some users experienced on PCs running the OS.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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ANKER is Offering Flashlights Lightning Cables Sound Bars Dash Cams More on

first_img Share Tweet Submit Monday brings with it deals from ANKER and we’re happy to present you all the great savings which you can have for yourself on this wonderful day.ANKER has been working day and night to ensure that its product line is as appealing as possible. Needless to say, the company is surely winning at that. And even if you look at the price tags which the products carry, you’ll only be left surprised that you can get such a high-end piece of gear for a low price.Today, ANKER is lowering the price even more on some of its products so that everyone can have a taste of the best out there without having to dent one’s wallet. There are a bunch of great accessories to be had today, including the company’s legendary Lightning cables, sound bars, speakers, projectors, dash cams and more.Let’s jump straight into what’s being offered here before the deals expire.Buy ANKER Soundcore Speaker – Was $27.99, Now just $22.94Buy Soundcore Infini Mini Sound Bar – Was $79.99, Now just $69.99Buy ANKER PowerCore 13000 Power Bank – Was $36.99, Now just $29.99Buy Roav DashCam A1 – Was $55.99, Now just $44.89ANKER PowerLine II Lightning Cable 6-feet, Black – Was $12.99, Now just $9.74 using discount code BDKA8433ANKER PowerLine II Lightning Cable 6-feet, White – Was $12.99, Now just $9.74 using discount code BDKA8433ANKER PowerLine II Lightning Cable 6-feet, Blue – Was $12.99, Now just $9.74 using discount code BDKA8433ANKER PowerLine II Lightning Cable 6-feet, Red – Was $12.99, Now just $9.74 using discount code BDKA8433Nebula Prizm Projector – Was $99.99, Now just $84.99Eufy RoboVac 11+ – Was $149.99, Now just $116.99ANKER Bolder LC90 Flashlight – Was $27.99, Now just $20.50last_img read more

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Nicaraguas Telica volcano explodes ash gas

first_imgRelated posts:Telica Volcano erupts in Nicaragua Nicaragua steps up search for 26 missing fishermen after ship sinks in Caribbean US travel alert for Nicaragua comes amid string of detentions, upcoming elections As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship MANAGUA, Nicaragua — At least 46 minor gas and ash explosions accompanied by seven microearthquakes have been recorded at the Telica volcano, in northwestern Nicaragua, since it increased its activity Thursday, the government reported Monday.“Activity at the Telica volcano has continued, there have been 46 explosions already” and seven quakes under 3.8 degrees Richter, some of which have been felt by people, first lady and government spokesperson Rosario Murillo told local media.The strongest explosion occurred Sunday night, when the 1,061-meter high volcano in the western province of León expelled gas, ashes and incandescent rocks which fell on dried vegetation, causing fires which alarmed nearby communities.The Nicaraguan geological agency said the seismic activity remained within normal range for the time being.Telica is located about 112 kilometers northwest of the Nicaraguan capital Managua.More than 2,400 people live near the colossus, according to the Army Civil Defense corp. in León.“There is no danger, no extreme activity, that indicates an evacuation is necessary,” said the director of Nicaragua’s disaster prevention agency, Guillermo Gonzalez, speaking to Channel 8.But three evacuation centers were set up in nearby towns in case Telica‘s activity increases.Telica‘s last major eruption was in 1948, though activity occurs every few years.Nicaragua has at least 27 active volcanoes.Experts from the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies say that no lava has been expelled with the eruptions, according to Murillo.She said ash has fallen in small amounts on the nearby cities of Posoltega, El Realejo and Puerto Corinto, on the Pacific coast. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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New law could impact tourism TIANZ

first_imgNew Zealand’s tourism industry says restricting government support for events and festivals within the country would impact tourism.Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) has warned, the new bill that would restrict government investment in local events, could not only cause job losses and income in communities but also stifle the number of visitors arriving to support and experience local festivities.  “Councils are arguably the visitor industry’s most important partner, investing in and supporting infrastructure such as museums and stadia, events and festivals, and the agencies that promote and sell tourism products, such as Regional Tourism Organisations, i-SITE Visitor Centres or economic development agencies,” TIA chief executive Martin Snedden said.“TIA believes councils have a vital role to play in regional economic development but this Bill does not appear to make allowance for this type of activity. “The Bill must be amended to reconfirm and cement local government’s role in regional economic development.” Submitting a response to the law changes, TIA proposed a new taskforce be comprised with representatives from the local and central governments as well as private sector to find a national solution to investment challenges. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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