first_imgFormula One racing has applied science to just about every aspect of driving. From the precision required to control a car moving at 350 kilometers per hour to the efficiency of performing a pit stop in less than 3 seconds, they’ve measured and optimized everything. Well, except for one thing: the incredible noise generated by those cars. A study of the acoustical environment among spectators in June at the Formula One Grand Prix du Canada in Montreal is the first to make those measurements. The upshot: It depends on where you’re standing. The levels near the start of an S-curve where the cars slowed down were about half of the daily noise dosage deemed safe by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). But one of the most exciting places to watch the race—the end of a hairpin turn where the cars roar into full acceleration—was the loudest of all. By the end of the hourlong event, spectators in that spot were exposed to 234% of OSHA’s limit and 8585% of the stricter limit recommended by the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The results will be presented Friday in San Francisco, California, at the meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Except for die-hard fans who constantly attend races, the health risk is minimal. Of course, the question fans really want to know is which is louder, Formula One or NASCAR? The jury is still out.See more ScienceShots.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

first_imgAlabama also set single-season total and per-game attendance records at Coleman Coliseum during his tenure. But a lackluster performance in the 80-79 overtime loss to Norfolk State was the final blow after late-season stumbles kept the Tide from making another trip to the NCAA Tournament.Johnson’s hiring made a splash for a program often overshadowed by Nick Saban and football. As a player, he helped the San Antonio Spurs win an NBA championship in 1999. He also played for Golden State, Seattle, Denver, Dallas and Houston during a 16-year professional career.He was named NBA coach of the year after leading the Dallas Mavericks to their first appearance in the finals in 2005-06. Johnson coached the Mavericks for four seasons and the Brooklyn Nets for two-plus seasons.Alabama was his first college coaching job.Tide associate head coach John Pelphrey will serve as interim head coach.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ Johnson’s buyout under a contract extension reached in August 2017 would be $8 million.“It was an honor and privilege to work with these young men and their families,” Johnson said in a statement. “This was an opportunity of a lifetime, and we truly enjoyed our experience at Alabama.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The former NBA point guard and head coach led the Tide to a 75-62 record in four seasons, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 that broke a six-year drought. Alabama lost five of its last six games this past season, including a first-round upset by Norfolk State in the NIT on Tuesday night.Johnson had success on the recruiting trail, landing five-star prospects in Collin Sexton and current freshman Kira Lewis Jr. Sexton left after one season and was an NBA lottery pick.center_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Inquirer top 7 UAAP 81 women’s volleyball players: Week 6 Byrne said this “was not an easy decision,” but expressed optimism that it would be an attractive job.“There are so many desirables here at the University of Alabama, and the brand itself gives all of our teams the ability to recruit nationally,” he said. “This is such a great place, and people want to be part of it.” Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Alabama head coach Avery Johnson watches the action in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky at the Southeastern Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama’s basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around.Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson “made the decision to mutually part ways” after his fourth season coaching the Crimson Tide.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_img Badminton Live Streamingkento momotakorea openKorea Open 2019 First Published: September 28, 2019, 8:21 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Parupalli Kashyap will face world No 1 and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan in the semi-final of the Korea Open World Tour Super 500 in Incheon on Saturday. The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist on Friday got a straight-game win over former world no 2 Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen.In head-to-head matches, Kashyap has never beaten Momota, losing twice (21-12, 17-21, 19-21 in the semi-final of the 2015 Indonesia Open and 11-21, 12-21 at the 2013 China Open quarter-final). In a clinical display on Friday, the 33-year-old from Hyderabad, who is the lone Indian left in the fray, outsmarted Jorgensen 24-22 21-8 in 37 minutes to make it to his second semifinal of the season. He had reached the last four at the India Open Super 500 tournament.A former World No 6, Kashyap, who was promoted from the qualifying round, had last played Jorgensen five years ago at the Denmark Open.The Indian entered the match with a 2-4 record against Jorgensen, a 2015 World Championship bronze medallist.Here’s everything you need to know about Parupalli Kashyap’s semi-final against Kento Momota:What time will the Korea Open 2019 Semi-final match begin?The semi-final match will begin at 14:50 pm IST.Where will the Semi-final match be played?The semi-final match will be played at Incheon Airport Skydome in Incheon, South Korea.On which TV channels can you watch the Semi-final match?You can watch the semi-final match on the Star Sports Network.Where can you watch the live streaming of Korea Open 2019 Semi-final online?You can watch the live streaming of the semi-final match on Hotstar. last_img read more

first_imgMEDWEL, a Portwell subsidiary and medical solution provider, has launched a new medical Panel PC version MEDS-P1000. The new MEDS-P1000 is a 10.1″ Panel PC based on the NXP i.MX6 quad core processor is suitable for use as a bedside healthcare infotainment terminal in hospital and medical equipment HMI (Human Machine Interface). It is equipped with peripheral including RFID, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth mainly for the nurse, doctor or patients’ family to check patients’ information and also serves as an HMI to be integrated within medical equipment. The terminal design lets medical personnel download and view medical information and data.The MEDS-P1000 panel PC supports up to 2GB DDR3 memory and can be equipped with 8GB eMMC, one HDMI, 2x USB ports and one COM port for RS-232 on rear I/O. Its compact design 274(W) x 213(H) x 38(D) mm; 11.8” (W) x 8.4” (H) x 1.5” (D), plus low power consumption and effective computing make the MEDS-P1000 a perfect HMI and bedside terminal solution. Android 6.0 support, PCAP multi-touch screen and extensive connectivity options for communication and peripheral devices are highlights of the MEDS-1000. The front of the plastic housing complies with IP65 and supports anti-disinfectant wiping, making the MEDS-1000 easy to clean and sterilize, thus reducing maintenance costs and contamination risks.The graceful mechanical design and advantageous performance—up to Quad Core Cortex-A9 @1.0 GHz Freescale i.MX6 Family and tailor-made specification for medical terminal—make that MEDWEL MEDS-P1000 medical grade panel PC is a perfect and practical solution for medical applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Garz & Fricke becomes official Qt DistributorNext ADI: bidirectional buck-boost controller for 12V-12V redundant battery systemslast_img read more

first_imgIMO, April 7, 2014 My location zoom The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) met for its 66th session from 31 March to 4 April 2014, at IMO Headquarters in London.The Committee adopted amendments to the MARPOL Convention to set a date for the implementation of “Tier III” standards within emission control areas (ECAs) and to make the IMO Member State Audit Scheme mandatory; reviewed environmental provisions in the draft Polar Code and associated draft amendments to make the Code mandatory, and discussed the implementation of energy-efficiency regulations and the Ballast Water Management and Ship Recycling Conventions.The full report of 66th Session of the IMO’s MEPC 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 Print  Closelast_img read more

first_imgThe province released its annual financial statements today, Aug. 9, showing a higher surplus than expected for the 2006-07 fiscal year. The public accounts for the fiscal year ended March 31 reports a surplus of $182.4 million, $109.0 million higher than budget. This is the sixth year in a row that the province has brought in a balanced budget and recorded a surplus at year end. “These are solid results for Nova Scotia, further evidence of our commitment to careful management of the province’s finances,” said Finance Minister Michael Baker. “It takes a lot of effort to produce a surplus each year, and we must continue that focus.” Total 2006-07 revenues from all sources were $8.3 billion, $420.1 million higher than 2005-06, mainly because of higher revenues from petroleum royalties and income taxes. Total expenses from all sources were $8.1 billion, $476.5 million higher than 2005-06, as the government addressed rising costs in health care, education and universities. Financial results of the consolidated fund for 2006-07 showed a marginal overall increase in revenue of $88 million compared with budget, because of small changes in a number of revenue categories. Departments and public-service units in the consolidated fund stayed close to budget, as net program expenses ended up only $4.8 million, or 0.1 per cent, higher than budget. Nova Scotia’s net direct debt — the difference between the province’s liabilities and financial assets — increased as planned because of higher spending on provincial roads, schools and other infrastructure. The government spent $74.7 million more than budgeted on tangible capital assets, for a total of $433.1 million. As of March 31, net direct debt was $12.4 billion, $118 million higher than the previous year, but $18 million less than budgeted. The net direct debt is scheduled to drop in 2007-08 under the province’s debt reduction plan. “We made a deliberate choice to invest more in Nova Scotia’s infrastructure this year, while keeping within our debt reduction targets,” said Mr. Baker. “Roads, schools, and other infrastructure are vital to our economic development.” Nova Scotia’s economy performed well overall in 2006, with a real Gross Domestic Product growth of 2.0 per cent, 4.4 per cent personal income growth, and a 2.7 per cent increase in exports, despite the higher exchange rate. Although overall employment levels dropped slightly (0.3 per cent) to 441,800 jobs, unemployment also dropped to 7.9 per cent, compared with 8.4 per cent in 2005. The March 31, 2007 financial statements are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Nova Scotia’s auditor general has provided an unqualified auditor’s report that is included in Public Accounts Volume 1. “We are pleased to release the public accounts seven weeks earlier than last year,” said Mr. Baker. “This provides financial results to Nova Scotians in a more timely way.” The province also released its first budget forecast update for 2007-08 today, indicating little change from the budget estimates released in March.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s director of public prosecutions is firing a new volley at SNC-Lavalin that could hobble the company’s ongoing legal fight for a special settlement agreement over alleged corruption in Libya.The prosecutor wants the Federal Court of Appeal to strike out a key element of the construction and engineering firm’s challenge of a ruling that went against the company.Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin faces corruption and fraud charges related to business deals in Libya from 2001 to 2011.The company unsuccessfully pressed the director of prosecutions to negotiate a “remediation agreement,” a legal means of holding an organization to account for wrongdoing without a formal finding of guilt.In a March ruling, a judge tossed out the firm’s plea for a judicial review of the 2018 decision.SNC-Lavalin is appealing the judge’s ruling, pointing to recent revelations from parliamentary committee testimony to bolster its arguments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Addressing a high-level meeting of the Security Council, Mr. Brahimi, who is Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for the country, stressed that while there was agreement on the goal of establishing a representative and accountable government in Afghanistan, difficulties were encountered in how to achieve this end. Since time was now of the essence, he said, it was indispensable that the efforts of the various Afghan groups be brought together in a single process. “[T]he Secretary-General thinks that instead of continuing with the shuttle diplomacy from one group to the other in the various capitals, the need for nimbleness in finding a political solution now requires that the Northern Alliance and the representatives of the existing initiatives should meet with the United Nations as early as humanly possible,” the envoy said.Based on ideas widely discussed by Afghans themselves, Mr. Brahimi said the approach might begin with a UN-convened meeting of representatives of the Northern Alliance and the Rome and Cyprus processes, among others, that would be later complemented with representatives of other groups, to agree on a framework for the process of political transition. The meeting would suggest concrete steps to convene a provisional council, composed of a large and representative group of Afghans and chaired by an individual recognized as a symbol of national unity. Deputy chairmen could conduct day-to-day proceedings. The council would propose a transitional administration and programme of action for the period of political transition, to last no more than two years, as well as security arrangements, he said. An emergency Loya Jirga would then be convened to approve the proposals and to authorize the transitional administration to prepare a constitution. The transitional phase would result in the convening of second Loya Jirga, which would approve the constitution and create the Government of Afghanistan.Mr. Brahimi stressed the crucial need to have Afghans constitute their own administration. “Parachuting a large number of international experts into Afghanistan could overwhelm the nascent transitional administration and interfere with the building of local capacity,” he said. At the same time, he emphasized the need for a “robust security force able to deter and if possible defeat challenges to its authority.”Options included an all-Afghan security force, a multinational force, or a UN peacekeeping operation. He said the first option was the best, but since it would take time to constitute, serious consideration should be given to deploying an international security presence. He also emphasized that a UN force was not recommended.Calling attention to the looming humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, Mr. Brahimi pledged the UN’s commitment to assisting all people in need and urging the international community to support this effort. At the same time, he highlighted the need for significant international resources for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.”The processes being proposed are not perfect,” he said. “The provisional institutions, whose creation is suggested, will not include everyone who should be there, and it may include some whose credentials many in Afghanistan have doubt about, but let everyone please remember that what is hopefully to be achieved is the elusive peace the people of Afghanistan have been longing for so long.” read more

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 19, 2013 8:39 am MDT Canadian dollar lower amid declining commodities, rising U.S. bond yields TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed slightly lower Monday amid rising U.S. bond yields and falling commodity prices.The loonie was down 0.03 of a cent to 96.69 cents US.Oil and metal prices were lower following strong advances last week.The September crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell 36 cents to US$107.10 a barrel after the continuing violence in Egypt helped push oil up 10 per cent last week.September copper dipped three cents to US$3.33 a pound while December gold bullion fell $5.30 to US$1,365.70 an ounce.The major event for markets this week is the release Wednesday of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s minutes from its most recent meeting at the end of last month. Investors hope to get a better idea of the pace at which the Fed will start to wind up a key measure of economic stimulus next month.Recent economic data and public statements by Fed policy-makers have reinforced the point of view that the central bank will begin tapering its US$85 billion a month in bond purchases as early as September. The policy, which is intended to lower interest rates to shore up the U.S. recovery, has also been credited for a strong rally on many global markets.Speculation about Fed tapering continued to send U.S. bond yields higher, with the benchmark 10-year Treasury at 2.88 per cent late Monday afternoon, up 0.05 of a point from Friday.“In some ways the Fed’s message has already been delivered,” said Scotia Capital chief currency strategist Camilla Sutton.“The U.S. 10-year yield is up (about) 118 basis points since the end of April, more than any other major economy’s bond yield.”Other key events this week include the release of Canadian retail sales data for June on Thursday and inflation data for July on Friday.Beyond the release of the Fed minutes Wednesday, traders will also look to existing home sales data for July on Wednesday and new home sales for July on Friday. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

SKIP THE DISHES Here’s a treat: getting weekend breakfast delivered right to your home.Skip the Dishes, a food delivery network, is testing the service starting at 9 a.m. Saturday.Co-founder Joshua Simair says it won’t cost you more than if you got out of bed.“It’s the exact same price you’d pay if you were to buy the food in the restaurant, and additionally about 25 per cent of restaurants now offer free delivery now on Skip. So, if you go to SkiptheDishes.com, or our app, you get the food for the exact same price of the restaurants. Twenty five per cent of restaurants offer free delivery otherwise it’s a $3 to $7 delivery fee,” Simair explained.Over 90 restaurants are participating including: Cora’s, Ricky’s Grill, Holy Grill, and Subway. by audreywhelan Posted Apr 22, 2016 7:09 am MDT Last Updated Apr 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Breakfast in bed: Skip the Dishes tests out weekend delivery service in Calgary read more

Manny Pacquiao (right) is set to fight the undefeated Floyd Mayweather for the first time on May 2.Credit: Courtesy of TNSGrowing up as a boxing fan, I’ve heard tales of the legendary bouts of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns, the dominance of Mike Tyson’s prime, and Ali and George Foreman.As time passes, these iconic figures in the sport have become forgotten and almost mythical, as our demographic is much more familiar with George Foreman the grill salesman than the all-time great heavyweight. Today we have two prominent figures in Floyd Mayweather (47-0) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2), who will one day be among the greats when they hang it up and can perhaps make boxing the center of the sporting world once more, maybe for the last time. With every waning moment, the sport’s popularity diminishes with the UFC and its chaotic nature, itching closer and closer to the sport’s extinction.For years and years, we heard rumblings about these two fighting, but what was the fuss about?I mean, one guy has never come close to losing a day in his professional life, while the other still gets made fun of on the Internet for getting knocked out just two years ago. What makes this fight so interesting is the contrast of styles in how each fighter approaches each match. Mayweather is an all-time great defensive fighter, perhaps the greatest of his kind, and Pacquiao is a no-holds-barred brawler with devastating punching power he still possesses at the age of 36. Pacquiao is also left-handed and fights southpaw, which has been a problem for Mayweather in the past with their awkward angles and combinations of punches. Pacquiao is still one of the greatest fighters of our generation, despite his reckless abandon nature which can get him in trouble, as we saw against Juan Manuel Márquez in 2012.What’s also very compelling about this fight is the comparison of hand speed and quickness. Mayweather usually overwhelms his adversaries with his all-time great defense and quickness. Pacquiao is just as quick with his hands as Mayweather, so whoever can set the tone and pace of this fight and force the other into their realm of boxing should come out on top.With Pacquiao bouncing back from the devastating blow to his legacy that was the Marquez knockout with convincing wins against Brandon Rios, Timothy Bradley and Chris Algieri, this fight should live up to the hype and give boxing fans the dream matchup that’s been lacking in the sport for decades. Two marquee names that can both satisfy the attentive fan and draw in the casual fan are exactly what the sport needs to see a possible resurgence in popularity and attract some of the younger viewers who are more infatuated with the UFC. While this fight might not be Ali-Frazier in 1975 or Hagler-Hearns in 1985, in 2015, it’s the closest we can get to an all-time great fight.With all that being said, the two best fighters of our lives will finally square off on May 2, and personally, I can’t wait. read more

← Previous Story DHB-Pokal: Lubbecke against Fuchse Berlin, Goppingen takes on Magdeburg Next Story → Larvik HK is undefeated 250 matches! Mladen BojinovićMontpellier betting scandalPSG HandballSamuel Honrubia Current French champion Montpellier suffered second defeat in a row in four days, this time against Toulouse 34:29 (19:15). Without all the players who are involved in betting scandal, EHF CL team couldn’t do much more against team of Jerome Fernandez (8). On the other side, new top team of the French championship, PSG will also have problems connected with betting-scandal. Their players (ex- Montpellier players), Mladen Bojinović and Samuel Honrubia will be out of the squad as they are also involved and suspected. read more

first_imgBlizzard has finally flipped the switch and brought the Real Money Auction House (RMAH) online for anyone playing Diablo III in the US. Other regions of the world will have to continue to wait patiently, with Asia likely to have to wait the longest due to a recent exploit being discovered that allowed item duplication.According to the Battle.net forums, you are going to need a PayPal account and a Battle.net authenticator to take full advantage of the RMAH. But of course, these things are never as simple as they could be for gamers.If you want to sell an item you can either transfer the amount paid for it to a PayPal account or your Battle.net Balance. It’s not enough to just have a PayPal account though, you also need to set it up for use with the RMAH. That involves setting up the Battle.net SMS Protect service before linking your Battle.net account to PayPal. And to use SMS Protect you need a cell phone with a data plan.If you prefer to keep the funds as part of your Battle.net Balance, then you need to either attach a Battle.net Authenticator or use the Battle.net Mobile Authenticator app. If you don’t have either you will be prompted to buy the Authenticator, or setup the mobile version before you can proceed.It may seem like an overly-cautious process, but Blizzard is dealing with real money here and wants to ensure gamers are protected. The good news is you only have to do it once per account, after which it should just work the every time you sell an in-game item.Read more at the Battle.net forums, via Diablo Twitter accountlast_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — It was revealed at this week’s Board of Selectmen Meeting that MBTA will not honor the request of Wilmington Public Safety officials to keep the North Wilmington train crossing clear for emergency vehicles when a train is stopped at the station.“When the northbound train comes in, if they stop just the first car at the platform, it leaves four train cars across Route 62. The concern of emergency responders in town is we simply can’t get across the tracks while the train is in the depot,” explained Wilmington Police Chief Mike Begonis earlier this summer. “An average train stop runs between a minute and a minute-and-a half, sometimes up to 2 minutes. That’s a critical concern of ours when there’s a major incident on the other side of that crossing that we need to get to.”The feared “nightmare” scenario occurred on Monday, June 17 when several fire apparatus and police officers were held up by a train at the North Wilmington station while responding to a call for service off of Salem Street.“This has been an ongoing source of frustration for us. With that serious call for service, we would have hoped to have gotten there earlier,” said Begonis. “When we do observe the train blocking the station, we do call Keolis. We now have a 2-year history of logs.”The town’s public safety officials and members of the state delegation met with MassDOT, MBTA and Keolis officials this summer to discuss these concerns. Wilmington Fire Chief Joe McMahon updated the Board of Selectmen on the progress of those talks on Monday night.“The issue is, with trains going inbound, the gates are always going to be down. [MBTA’s] biggest fear is if the train stops prior to the crossing, and they’re loading the train, [drivers] are going to jump the gates,” said McMahon. “Outbound trains, for the most part, clear the gates and the gates do go up during the stop… But going inbound, things are not going to change. They told us that at the meeting. That will always occur unless they make the station bigger.”“The way Keolis left it was for [the gates to go up during inbound stops], we need to update the station. The platform is too small. The trains have gotten larger and the platform has gotten smaller,” stressed McMahon.To that end, Wilmington’s State Senator Bruce Tarr (R-Gloucester) recently inserted $1 million in the state’s most recent economic bond bill to fund improvements to the North Wilmington train station.“That was a product of a discussion we had with Chief Begonis about an absolutely unacceptable situation that occurred there in regards to an impediment to an emergency medical response because the train was in the middle of the road,” Tarr recently told Selectmen. “We’ve been working with the Chief and officials from the MBTA to try to make operational improvements so that will never happen again. We put monies in the economic development bond bill in the hopes that we could agree upon a design, improve the attractiveness of that “port” into town, and ensure that the configuration of the train station would be such that it would now be conducive to getting the train out of the road when it stops…. The measure is two-fold — [economic development] and public safety.”Governor Charlie Baker has signed the bond bill and did not veto the two Wilmington expenditures. The projects, however, must now be selected for inclusion in the Governor’s 5-year capital budget in order for the Town to have access to the funds. The next capital budget isn’t expected to be filed until May 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPolice & Fire: North Wilmington MBTA Train Crossing Is Endangering LivesIn “Police Log”SELECTMEN NEWS: Town Comes Up With Fix For North Wilmington Commuter Rail StationIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”last_img read more

first_imgA map of the Susitna Flats State Game Refuge — one of the eight state wildlife refuges to add “hunting preserve” to their names under HB 130. (ADF&G image)The Alaska Senate has a passed a bill that adds “hunting preserve” to the names of eight state wildlife refuges. The original version of the bill passed by the House last year, clears up boundary discrepancies for numerous state refuges and critical habitat areas.Listen nowThe refuge name changes were added in a Senate committee Friday at the request of Senator Cathy Giessel, an Anchorage Republican. Giessel told the full Senate Wednesday that it more accurately reflects the refuge’s purpose.”Hunting is available in all of the places we added ‘hunting preserve.’ Mr. President, a lot of people seem to think hunting is a dirty word,” Giessel said. “I would oppose that attitude. As Alaskans, we should take pride in our hunting heritage, our hunting tradition.”The amended bill also replaces the word “protect” with “conserve” in regard to the refuge and habitat areas purpose, terms the Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials say are interchangeable, but Anchorage Democratic Senator Bill Wielechowski questioned.”If it’s not gonna change anything, why are we changing the words. Of course, it’s gonna change something,” Wielechowski said.Wielechowksi referred to a legal opinion provided to legislators that says the wording could sway future refuge management. Wielechowski also expressed concern that the name and purpose wording changes were made in a committee, without opportunity for public comment.”And just in the last couple days since this ha happened, we have gotten letters of opposition,” Wielechowski said. “We have gotten letters and emails and phone calls people who are saying, ‘No. Don’t change this. Give us an opportunity to weigh in on this. We don;t know how this will change things.”The Amended HB 130 passed the Senate 16 to 4. The House will have to consider the changes made to it by the Senate, before the bill can be forwarded to the Governor.last_img read more

first_imgIn this handout picture taken on August 23, 2018 and released by Dhe Sutarto on August 24, 2018 shows Dwi Susilarto hauling a dozen sacks filled with 153 million rupiah ($10,500) in small change, after arriving at the court in Solo, Central Java, as a hefty payment that weighed in at about 890 kilograms (1,960 pounds). Photo: AFPAn Indonesian civil servant who owed his ex-wife a large alimony has paid back some $10,000 worth of missed payments-in coins.Dwi Susilarto arrived at court on Thursday hauling a dozen sacks filled with 153 million rupiah ($10,500) in small change, a hefty payment that weighed in at about 890 kilograms (1,960 pounds), his lawyer said.A fight nearly broke out between the man and his ex-wife’s lawyer, who refused to count the money transported in a wheelbarrow pushed by the 54-year-old and two friends.Susilarto’s lawyer denied that his client was trying to insult ex-wife Hermi Setyowati.The man’s low public service salary forced him to reach out to friends after the court in the town of Karanganyar in Central Java ordered him to pay back some nine years’ worth of unpaid alimony, said the lawyer Sutarto, who goes by one name.“I was honestly surprised too (at the payment), but my client said the money was donated by friends and family who gave most of it to him in coins,” he told AFP on Friday.“There was no intention to insult anyone-that’s all he has.”Setyowati, who eventually accepted the funds, wasn’t buying her former husband’s excuse.“This is insulting-it’s like calling me poor,” she was quoted by local media as saying.The court ordered its staff to count the money.last_img read more

first_imgAlso:-Cowboys shouldn’t pay immature Zeke a fortune-The difference between KD and LeBron-Baker will always have drama Guests:Danny Kanell, Kevin O’Connor, Matt Mosley, and Shawne Merriman <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Miami should trade for Chris PaulChris Paul is sitting in purgatory with the Thunder, waiting to see if a deal can be worked out to send him to Miami. Some think Paul’s declining game and massive contract are a poison pill, but Colin thinks Pat Riley should make the trade.Ever since LeBron left, the Heat have been spinning their wheels trying to rebuild with mediocre veterans and young talent. Paul would instantly make them more interesting and can be an asset to jumpstart a reboot with some promising young talent. CP3 isn’t a #1 anymore, or even good enough to be the second in a super duo, but he still has a ton of value to a team like the Heat.last_img read more

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer public college presidents hit the $1 million mark in earnings in 2014 compared with the previous year, according to a new survey.The Chronicle of Higher Education study found that two college presidents at public universities received more than $1 million in total compensation in the 2014 fiscal year — Rodney A. Erickson, former president of Pennsylvania State University, and R. Bowen Loftin, former president of Texas A&M University. The Chronicle’s survey for the previous fiscal year found nine college presidents exceeding $1 million in pay, though data from one school was later readjusted, leaving eight presidents earning more than a million. 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Erickson retired in May 2014 after 37 years at Penn State as a faculty member and administrator. Loftin is now chancellor of the University of Missouri in Columbia.Among the other presidents on the Chronicle’s list of top earners are Elson S. Floyd at Washington State University, who earned just over $877,000, and Patrick T. Harker at the University of Delaware, with $800,156 in compensation.The Chronicle takes a separate look at private-college pay. Its most recent review of data from 2012 found 36 private college presidents earning at least $1 million.___Online:Presidential pay: http://bit.ly/pres-pay-15Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober The Chronicle changed its methodology for total compensation in this year’s survey to include only deferred compensation that was paid out. Previously, deferred compensation that was promised to presidents if they remained on the job was factored into total compensation. Under the new methodology, three of the public college presidents in the 2013 fiscal year would have exceeded the $1 million mark.The survey being released Sunday examined pay for chief executives at 220 public universities and school systems. It found the median salary for presidents who served a full year was $428,250.Total compensation for former Penn State President Erickson was nearly $1.5 million, but the Chronicle said a significant portion of that was because he took ownership of his balance in a university-sponsored life insurance plan valued at $586,000.Loftin, the former Texas A&M president, earned $1.1 million. Most of that was a severance of $850,000 that was paid out in 2014, the survey said.The Chronicle calculates total compensation for public college presidents as base salary, plus bonus, severance and deferred compensation that was paid out. Used as a retention tool, deferred compensation is typically lost if a college president leaves the school early. Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy The vital role family plays in society New Valley school lets students pick career-path academieslast_img read more

first_img 4 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact On one hand, the Arizona Cardinals aren’t worried about losing any of their stars.The list of free agents that could depart includes several key players, however, and general manager Steve Keim will navigate who to re-sign, who to let go and how that fits as he attempts to fill in holes by bringing in outside free agents at quarterback and beyond.All that’s known heading into the new league year, which begins on March 14, is that valuing Arizona’s free agents is complicated. Quite simply, it depends on who you ask.Here is a look at various websites’ lists of the top NFL free agents, where few agree about where the Cardinals players stand.Related LinksA list of the Cardinals’ unrestricted, restricted and exclusive free agentsCardinals free agent Jaron Brown receiving interest as No. 2 receiverSteve Keim: Cardinals looking to re-sign ‘four or five’ free agentsESPN: Ranking the top 100 NFL free agents for 2018ESPN’s Kevin Seifert has an interesting few takes. He ranks backup cornerback Justin Bethel as Arizona’s best free agent despite Bethel losing his starting job to veteran Tramon Williams, who played well down the stretch run of the year.Williams, a free agent himself, could be a value signing for the Cardinals, as he will turn 35 on March 16. Bethel, who had 41 tackles, one interception and four passes defensed last season, may hold more value in the longterm due to his age (28 years old) and ability as a special teams player.56. CB Justin BethelBethel failed to hold down the starting job opposite Patrick Peterson after five years of grooming, albeit with some unfortunate injuries along the way. But he could prove valuable from a depth perspective given his experience.Others Cardinals ranked: WR John Brown (66), DE/LB Kareem Martin (75)Seifert cites Arizona’s overall offensive woes as a possible reason for Brown’s decreasing production the last two years, but so too were Brown’s injury problems and limitations from dealing with a sickle cell trait. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 48. WR John BrownLike so many intriguing free agents, Brown has a history of injuries that makes him a boom-or-bust option. He hasn’t been quite right since his 1,000-yard season in 2015.Others Cardinals ranked: S Tyvon Branch (68)Walter Football: Top 100 2018 NFL free agentsBranch is tops for the Cardinals on Walter Cherepinsky’s list.51. S Tyvon BranchOthers Cardinals ranked: CB Tramon Williams (92)Tramon Williams surprisingly played extremely well for the Cardinals this past season. Unfortunately for Williams, he may not be able to repeat that in 2018, as he’ll be 35.center_img Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Martin is an intriguing pick. He received limited snaps the past two years playing behind Chandler Jones and Markus Golden.Pro Football Talk: PFT’s Free Agent Top 100The folks at Pro Football Talk have another Cardinals receiver on their list.They have Jaron Brown coming in as the highest-rated Arizona free agent at No. 62. Brown caught 31 balls for 477 yards and four touchdowns in 2017, easily out-producing John Brown’s 299 yards on 21 catches.62. WR Jaron BrownOthers Cardinals ranked: S Tyvon Branch (93), CB Justin Bethel (94)SB Nation: The top 100 NFL free agents in 2018Branch earned a hefty bit of praise from former head coach Bruce Arians and compiled 69 tackles to go with a forced fumble and six passes defensed before tearing his ACL on Nov. 9. Harry Lyles Jr. of SB Nation has him ranked way up there, just after quarterback Sam Bradford and before defensive lineman Mo Wilkerson.27. S Tyvon BranchOthers Cardinals ranked: CB Justin Bethel (65), CB Tramon Williams (82)NFL.com: Top 101 NFL free agents of 2018NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling are pretty complimentary of John Brown, ranking him 48th on their list of the top free agents.But they also do some safe hedging. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories last_img read more