Rabat – Economic activity in Casablanca-Settat and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra generated almost half of the national GDP in 2015, according to the High Commission for Planning, in a report on that year’s regional accounts published September 18. The HCP indicated that GDP disparities between regions have increased, from MAD 53.1 billion in 2014 to MAD 56.9 billion in 2015.While only two regions, Casablanca-Settat (32.2 percent) and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra (16 percent) created 48.2 percent of national GDP, it took five other regions to generate the remaining 40.4 percent. The Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region provided 10.1 percent, Fes-Meknes gave 9percent, Marrakech-Safi gave8.9 percent, Souss-Massa gave 6.5 percentand Béni Mellal-Khénifra gave 5.8 percent.The eastern regions of Drâa-Tafilalet and the three regions of the south contributed only 11.3 percent to national GDP.In 2015, agriculture and fisheries accounted for 12.6 percent of GDP, exceeding the national average in the majority of regions.The two sectors contributed 26.8 percent to the GDP of the Dakhla-Oued-Ed Dahab region, 19.9 percent ??to the GDP of the Fes-Meknes region, and 19.8 percent to the GDP of the Beni Mellal-Khénifra region, while Casablanca-Settat regions recorded the lowest share with 5.4 percent.Industry, mining, electricity and water supply, construction, and public works accounted for 26.1 percent of GDP at the national level in 2015, with four regions recording GDP above the national average: Casablanca- Settat with 36.2 percent, Béni Mellal-Khénifra with 33.7percent, Laâyoune-Saguia al Hamra with 32 percent, and Tangier-Tétouan-Al Hoceima with 31.2 percent.Market and non-market services contributed 49.7 percentto national wealth in 2015. Guelmim-Oued Noun- Dakhla-Oued-Ed Dahab and Rabat-Salé-Kénitra dominated economic GDP generated by service activities, with 64.6 percent and 62.8 percent respectively. read more

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23 May 2007The United Nations today announced that allegations of gold and weapons trafficking by a number of its peacekeepers based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) are under investigation, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to act quickly on the findings, urging Member States to follow suit. The United Nations today announced that allegations of gold and weapons trafficking by a number of its peacekeepers based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) are under investigation, and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to act quickly on the findings, urging Member States to follow suit.A spokesperson for Mr. Ban said his top envoy to the country, William Lacy Swing, requested an immediate investigation by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) after an internal inquiry by the UN Mission in the DRC (MONUC) brought these allegations to light. That investigation began in early 2006.“OIOS says that the investigation is well advanced and is expected to be completed in about three weeks,” spokesperson Michele Montas told reporters in New York. “The Secretary-General looks forward to the early completion of the investigation,” she said, pledging that he will on the findings “expeditiously and transparently.”If wrongdoing is found to have occurred, Ms. Montas said, the Secretary-General will hold those responsible accountable and called on any concerned Member States to do the same.MONUC issued its own statement today stressing that it “has an absolute zero-tolerance policy on misconduct and will remain vigilant in preventing egregious and unacceptable behaviour.”The statement said the mission in the DRC “is determined to relentlessly pursue the disciplining of anyone whose conduct is substantiated as unbecoming a peacekeeper.”At the same time, MONUC reiterated its confidence in the vast majority of its blue helmets, and voiced gratitude to the service working for peace in the DRC. In Ituri, it noted, peacekeepers have disarmed and demobilized more than 15,000 militia members. read more

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The Rural Poverty Report 2011, released today by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), found an overall decline of extreme poverty – people living on less than $1.25 per day – in rural areas over the past decade, from 48 per cent to 34 per cent.It also highlighted remarkable progress in rural areas of East Asia, primarily China, where the number of extreme poor fell by about two-thirds over the past decade. Despite these gains, the report found that 70 per cent of the developing world’s 1.4 billion extremely poor people live in rural areas, the agency stated in a news release. Rural poverty is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly a third of the world’s extremely poor rural people, whose numbers swelled from 268 million to 306 million over the past decade. “While Sub-Saharan Africa’s rate of extreme poverty in rural areas declined from 65 to 62 per cent, it remains by far the highest of any region,” said IFAD. Likewise, rural poverty rates have dropped only slightly in the last decade in South Asia, which now has the largest number of poor rural people – about 500 million – of any region or sub-region. Four-fifths of all extremely poor people in South Asia live in rural areas.The report adds that increasingly volatile food prices, the uncertainties and effects of climate change, and a range of natural resource constraints will further complicate efforts to reduce rural poverty. At the same time, it emphasizes that changes in agricultural markets are giving rise to new and promising opportunities for the developing world’s smallholder farmers to significantly boost their productivity, which will be necessary to ensure enough food for an increasingly urbanized global population estimated to reach at least 9 billion by 2050.“The report makes clear that it is time to look at poor smallholder farmers and rural entrepreneurs in a completely new way – not as charity cases but as people whose innovation, dynamism and hard work will bring prosperity to their communities and greater food security to the world in the decades ahead,” said IFAD President Kanayo F. Nwanze.“We need to focus on creating an enabling environment for rural women and men to overcome the risks and challenges they face as they work to make their farms and other businesses successful,” he said. 6 December 2010Despite the fact that over 350 million rural people have escaped poverty over the past ten years, the bulk of the world’s poor are still found in rural areas, says a new United Nations report, which calls for greater investment in agriculture and efforts to boost livelihoods. read more

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It also led to a costly and brutal war that lasted until May 2009, tore up the fabric of society and undermined the national economy. “However, 32 years later, conditions in Sri Lanka have changed so that a political solution has become a viable prospect. The experience gathered in the work done by the National Peace Council for over two decades convinces us that our fellow citizens are now more willing to accept, and commit themselves to, a political solution that ensures justice and security to all. We should also not forget those who saved the Tamils from those who incited and carried out the pogrom of July 1983. There are many accounts of Tamils, including NPC members, attributing their escape from injury and death to their Sinhalese and Muslim neighbours. We are grateful to those who risked their own lives to allow Tamils to hide in their homes or take them to places of safety,” National Peace Council said. As Sri Lanka today commemorates ‘Black July’, political leaders have been urged seek genuine change in the country and to bravely and honestly address the key issues that Sri Lanka as a country needs to resolve.The National Peace Council noted that rampant violence that engulfed the Tamil people 23 July 1983 and days that followed discredited Sri Lanka internationally and signaled the brain-drain among the Tamils that would impact the future economic and political trajectory of the country. From the perspective of the National Peace Council there are several key issues impacting the future of the country that relate to relations between the ethnic and religious communities which require attention by the political parties in their election manifestos and in their campaign statements. These are, The National Peace Council  says some sensitive issues that have evaded resolution for decades need to be addressed in consultation with the people and by taking them into confidence and not by ignoring or by-passing them.It also noted that after the general election, the new government that is elected will need to face many problems and find solutions to them. The people need to be told of the problems that should be solved for the country to march forward. It said that people’s participation in national problem solving will ensure that the solutions agreed upon are implemented and will be sustained in the longer term. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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FILE – In this June 19, 2012 file photo, a sign at a JC Penney store is pictured in Oklahoma City. J.C. Penney is looking to potentially sell and partially leaseback its headquarters to help lower debt and create long-term savings. The department store operator said Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 that it has a surplus of square footage available in the Plano, Texas office building, with favorable market conditions making it a good time for such a real estate transaction. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 5, 2016 6:27 am MDT Last Updated Feb 5, 2016 at 8:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email JC Penney looking at possible HQ sale and partial leaseback NEW YORK, N.Y. – J.C. Penney is considering selling and partially leasing back its headquarters to help lower debt and create long-term savings.The department store operator said Friday that it has a surplus of square footage available in the Plano, Texas office building, with favourable market conditions making it a good time for such a real estate transaction.J.C. Penney Co. has been in the three-story building since 1992.The company had a strong holiday season. A key sales metric rose 3.9 per cent as shoppers picked up home goods and other gifts. Earlier this month it started selling refrigerators, washing machines and other appliances at some of its stores for the first time in more than 30 years.J.C. Penney shares edged up 8 cents to $7.44 in morning trading Friday. Its shares are down more than 4 per cent over the past year. read more

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The efforts of the region’s States towards broader development, increased investment, improved infrastructure and job creation are being undermined by factors of insecurity “both traditional and new,” warned Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWAS). Terrorism and violent extremism, which aggravate humanitarian crises and erode the integrity of the region’s States, have exacerbated traditional threats in West Africa and the Sahel region, which includes Mali, Mauritania, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria and Niger and Chad. “These factors, combined with climate change, youth bulge and unemployment and unchecked urbanization constitute veritable push factors underpinning the surge in irregular migration and human trafficking,” he explained to the Council. In the Sahel, the envoy continued, instability in Mali continues to spread into north-eastern Burkina Faso and western Niger, as evidenced by the recent deadly attacks in the border areas between these three countries. In the Liptako-Gourma region, which links Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, the past month has been marked by an intensification of terrorist activities and violent extremism, including coordinated cross-border attacks on border crossings. The leaders of those three countries met in Niamey on 24 January, and announced the formation of a multinational security force. The announcement came in the context of ongoing discussions on the operationalization of the G5 Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S), an initiative that also includes, in addition to Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger, Chad and Mauritania. He called on the Security Council to further support the national and regional initiatives of the Sahel States against violent extremism and terrorism. Turning to the situation in the Lake Chad Basin, Mr. Chambas said that despite the remarkable efforts of the Multinational Joint Force against Boko Haram, recent attacks demonstrated that the terrorist group remains a “serious threat” to the region. The mode and sophistication of these attacks, he added, suggest that the terrorist group has benefited from reinforcements. The attacks, the UNOWAS chief stressed, have “devastating humanitarian consequences” in the Lake Chad Basin, where 5.2 million people, many of whom are displaced, are in a vulnerable situation.At the same time, the threats posed by extremists and terrorist groups should not obscure other traditional threats to security in the region, such as the rise of inter-communal tensions in several countries, including clashes between herders and farmers. Also of concern is the intensification of smuggling, cross-border crime and human trafficking in areas where State structures are scarce. “This insecurity,” he said, “also extends to the Gulf of Guinea, where piracy is increasing.”In view of these threats, he considered that the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel presents an effective multidimensional response to streamline efforts and reduce duplication between the various initiatives in the Sahel. In that context, Mr. Chambas said he is ready to continue working with the States of the region to strengthen justice, the rule of law, security reform and national reconciliation. read more

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Ohio State wrestler Ke-Shawn Hayes rolled into the 2016-2017 season fresh off a 29-1 unattached record in his redshirt campaign. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsFollowing Ohio State’s Nov. 22 dual meet against Kent State last season, wrestler Ke-Shawn Hayes was back home in Kansas City, Missouri, training over Thanksgiving break when his breakout season was stopped dead in its tracks.“I went to hit a move on bottom, and [my knee] popped real loud,” Hayes said. “Then I couldn’t stand up.”The pop Hayes felt resulted in season-ending knee surgery with an injury that could possibly be traced back to a few months prior.“I think it first happened the end of my redshirt year,” Hayes said. “There was just kind of, like a pop but it wasn’t that bad. I was still wrestling and stuff.”Hayes, a former top-20 overall recruit, was rated as one of the nation’s 15 best wrestlers at the 141-pound weight class entering the 2016-2017 season.Hayes began the season with a 5-1 record, including two wins by technical fall and one by pin. His lone loss was to the second-ranked Kevin Jack. “I thought [Hayes] could have won the nationals,” Ohio State wrestling head coach Tom Ryan said.Learning his season was over soon after it began was a tough blow for Hayes.“It was heartbreaking. I’ve always felt because I came in at 141 after Logan [Stieber], I always kind of felt that pressure of taking over for one of the best college wrestlers in history,” Hayes said. “To not be able to wrestle my first season, I felt I was letting some people down.”Hayes rehabbed well enough to not only return this season, but open it with a 6-0 record, including a win in the 149-pound weight division at the Princeton Open.“He’s just diligent,” Ryan said. “That’s just the way he does things. He’s systematic, consistent, he cares about the sport. So I’m not surprised that he handled his rehab the way he did.”That’s not to say that the process of a full recovery was easy for Hayes.“It was frustrating,” Hayes said. “There was a lot of little details and little exercises that I didn’t want to really do. The frustrating part was that I wanted it to go faster, but it took a really long time. Wil [Turner], our trainer, made sure that he kept me at a good pace, a safe pace, so that I couldn’t re-injure it or anything. But I definitely tried to get him to let me go as fast as I could.”Now back to a 100 percent, Hayes said the injury has helped improve the mental aspects of his game, working this summer to become more aggressive on the attack.With rehab behind him, Hayes expects to make strides in his wrestling style while the Buckeyes contend for a national title.“Improve every time I step out on the mat, and put the best version of myself on the mat that I can,” Hayes said. read more

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first_imgEarlier this year, a blood red moon over New York was captured in these spectacular photos. Meanwhile, can you spot the planets in this stunning photo of the Milky Way?  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A photographer captured an amazing photo of a rare ‘moonbow’ illuminating the night sky in North Yorkshire.Ben Gwynne (@159photography) took the photo on the Yorkshire Dales at the weekend and shared it on his Facebook page.“I have never seen this before! A moonbow. Taken between Keighley and Skipton at 7.40PM. Very odd and very cool!” he wrote.Night-time rainbows are created as a result of the light from the moon instead of sunlight reflected by raindrops.He was taking photos of the supermoon when he captured the moonbow. Mr Gwynne told the BBC: “We’d gone into the Dales to take pictures and stopped on the way back to photograph the moon over some trees.“I’d never seen one before and getting to photograph it was amazing.”Time and Date explains: “Moonbows or lunar rainbows are rare natural atmospheric phenomena that occur when the Moon’s light is reflected and refracted off water droplets in the air.“Moonbows are rarer than rainbows because a variety of weather and astronomical conditions have to be just right for them to be created.”last_img read more

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Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each yearCredit:Joseph Eid/AFP A new range of John Lewis towels made from recycled plastic bottles has been criticised by campaigners, who say they will still pollute the oceans.The retailer will next month become the first in the country to stock towels made from recycled plastic and recycled clothing.The Croft Collection range has been 18 months in development and will be made from 35 per cent polyester from recycled bottles, with each bath towel re-using approximately 11 one-litre bottles.The other component will be recycled cotton. John Lewis estimates that by avoiding the use of virgin cotton, five tonnes of fabric will be saved from landfill each year.It will also launch duvets made from 100 percent recycled polyester from plastic bottles. Roughly 120 plastic bottles will be used to create one 10.5 tog double duvetBut environmentalists have warned the range will only further contribute to plastic pollution. More than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter the oceans each year “You’ll be washing something you know will produce plastic microfibres, and just think how often we wash our towels.”She claimed the use of recycled plastics was “greenwashing” which perpetuated the myth our current use of plastic was sustainable.  “The recycling of plastic isn’t a cycle, it’s a downward spiral,” she said.“It’ll all still end up in landfill or in our oceans.“This makes us think it’s fine to use plastic in this way because it’s going to have a second life, but recycling is never going to be the answer.   “The focus should be to use different materials, rather than perpetuating the myth you can recycle plastic endlessly.”Zoe Brady, Towel Buyer for John Lewis, said: “It took 18 months to develop these towels with our supplier. Initially it was hard to create the soft, luxurious feeling we wanted from recycled materials but we got there in the end.“The recycled polyester makes these towels quick drying and the cotton means they’re highly absorbent too.” The towels, which range from £5 for a face cloth to £24 for a bath sheet, will come in ivory white, ash grey, and marine green and are certified by the Global Recycled Standard. Sian Sutherland, founder of campaign group A Plastic Planet, told The Telegraph the innovation was “well-intended but misguided”.She said: “Every time you wash a synthetic garment, trillions of plastic microfibres wash into our water system.“We know about plastic bottle pollution and single use plastic pollution but the amount of nanoplastic which comes from synthetic fibres is an equally big problem which we’re just becoming aware of. Sian Sutherland said recycling plastic was “not the answer”Credit:Saul Loeb/ AFP  Plastic pollution, especially oceanic pollution, has come under renewed focus since last year’s Blue Planet II documentary, in which Sir David Attenborough called attention to the environmental devastation caused by the more than eight million tonnes of plastic entering the world’s oceans each year.John Lewis declined to comment about Plastic Planet’s claims. Sian Sutherland said recycling plastic was "not the answer" read more

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first_imgLighting specialist, HELLA has introduced HypaLUME to the mining industry – described as the first high output LED flood light designed specifically for heavy duty industries like mining. The company states: “The HypaLUME is suitable for both DC and AC applications. It has been designed to withstand the rigours of every demanding application by the HELLA Australia team. By drawing on the award winning success of our mining LED work lights, latest technologies and materials, HELLA has produced a LED flood light for heavy duty applications that will provide the most economical lighting solutions.”The HypaLUME has been designed to excel in multiple applications, where high output LED lighting is required, with one important potential market being large heavy structures within open pits requiring a lot of illumination, such as bucketwheel excavators, draglines and IPCC systems as well as workshops, wash bays, conveyor lines and blasthole rigs. It can also be used underground at crushing stations, in tunnels and other areas. The HypaLUME has 56 high power LEDs, which produce more than 20,000 lumens output, while being coupled with three specialised optical distributions, so all lighting applications are catered for. The LEDs also have a colour temperature of 5700 K to provide a near daylight environment – ensuring high colour-rendering to assist with critical work tasks. The LED driver electronics ensure light output remains stable over a wide range of voltage variations. The HypaLUME is also protected from reverse polarity and short circuit faults.The HypaLUME consumes only 240 W at 24 VDC, ensuring a luminous efficacy close to 100 lumens per watt. It provides the equivalent usable light level of a 400 W metal halide light fitting – for far less power consumption. The specially designed LED driver board, moulded fins for heat dissipation and LED alignment ensure advanced thermal management, drawing heat away from the LEDs to maintain the extended life guarantee offered by HELLA Mining’s five year LED warranty. The HypaLUME is also designed to operate over an extreme temperature range, ranging from -40°C to +50°C with no decrease in light output. A UV stable, high impact and  chemical resistant, Grilamid lens protects the LEDs from environmental damage. A variety of bracket options are  available including a 50 G mobile equipment bracket, a 15 G  fixed lighting bracket, pole and cable suspension mounts, all with a wide range of aiming options.last_img read more

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first_img 24 Comments Apr 2nd 2017, 11:00 AM Sunday 2 Apr 2017, 11:00 AM RUNNING MARATHONS COULD lead to short-term kidney damage, according to a new study from Yale University.The study was published this week by the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Although kidneys of the examined runners fully recovered within two days post-marathon, the study raises questions concerning potential long-term impacts of distance running.While previous studies have focused on the effects of strenuous work on kidney health, very little is known about the effects of marathon running.A team of researchers led by Professor of Medicine Chirag Parikh, MD studied a small group of participants in the 2015 Hartford Marathon. The team collected blood and urine samples before and after the 26.2-mile event. They analysed a variety of markers of kidney injury, including serum creatinine levels, kidney cells on microscopy, and proteins in urine.The researchers found that 82% of the runners that were studied showed Stage 1 Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) soon after the race. AKI is a condition in which the kidneys fail to filter waste from the blood.The researchers stated that potential causes of the marathon-related kidney damage could be the sustained rise in core body temperature, dehydration, or decreased blood flow to the kidneys that occur during a marathon.While the measured kidney injury resolved within two days post-marathon, the study still raises questions about the effects of repeated strenuous activity over time, especially in warm climates.“We need to investigate this further,” said Parikh. “Research has shown there are also changes in heart function associated with marathon running. Our study adds to the story — even the kidney responds to marathon-related stress.”Read: Tea could be good for your brainRead: It’s now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone Marathon running could damage your kidneys In the short-term, anyway. Image: Steven Senne/AP Short URL 22,371 Views http://jrnl.ie/3315525 Share76 Tweet Email14 By Paul Hosford Image: Steven Senne/AP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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first_imgDes images d’Océans, le film événement consacré aux splendeurs sous-marines de notre planèteHier mercredi 24 janvier, la France vivait l’évènement avec la sortie dans les salles d’Océans, un film documentaire spectaculaire présentant plus de 1h30 d’images exceptionnelles de la faune océanique.Des animaux de tous les océans y sont présentés, sous l’œil attentif des deux producteurs : Jacques Perrin et Jacques Cluzaud. D’ailleurs, ces deux compères n’ont pas lésiné sur les moyens : un budget de 49 millions d’euros, 75 expéditions dans le monde, un matériel de pointe (souvent fabriqué à la “Mac Gyver”, tant il est difficile de prendre des images impeccables dans les profondeurs des abysses) mais surtout, sept ans de travail ont été nécessaires.À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Parmi les espèces filmées figurent des mammifères (la baleine à bosse, l’orque, l’ours blanc, l’otarie de Californie, la baleine bleue, le cachalot, le dauphin commun du Cap…), des reptiles (l’iguane marin, la tortue verte, la tortue Luth…), des oiseaux (le manchot empereur, le fou du Cap), des poissons (le grand requin blanc, le saumon rouge, la raie manta, le poisson perroquet à bosse, le requin baleine…), des invertébrés (la seiche géante, la seiche flamboyante, la méduse dorée, la pieuvre violacée, l’araignée de mer géante,…). Autant de créatures à découvrir, d’autant plus que d’après les premiers avis sur le film, les images sont d’une rare qualité.Pour découvrir des images : https://www.maxisciences.com/oc%e9ans/oceans-des-images-a-couper-le-souffle_art5528.htmlLe 28 janvier 2010 à 16:48 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Enter the World of Pokemon Detective Pikachu at SDCC 2019

first_imgStay on target Mint-Condition Set of Pokemon Cards Sold For $107KNew Trailer ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield’ Reveals Team Yell Punks For years, countless players have dreamed of living in a Pokemon world. Catching the creatures on Game Boy screens just isn’t enough. We need to see Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle all walking around in our backyards. Pokemon Go became the biggest thing in the world by bringing this fantasy closer to reality. And the recent live-action Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is such an artistic achievement because of how plausible it made Pokemon look and feel in the real world.Now at the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con 2019, we’ll finally be able to enter the world of Pokemon like never before thanks to the Detective Pikachu fan activation.In this “immersive walkthrough pop-up” fans will be able to take a tour through a recreation of Ryme City, where humans and Pokemon live in harmony. Admire the “neon cityscape,” hang out at the marketplace, win prizes, and gawk at props from the film. And of course there will be plenty of Pokemon characters walking around to take pictures with. Hopefully Detective Pikachu just dances for ten hours straight.The activation lasts throughout all of SDCC, starting Wednesday July 17 from 5PM to 7PM. From Thursday through Saturday the hours are 10AM to 7PM. And on Sunday it closes early at 4PM. Forget immersive theme parks based on Harry Potter and Star Wars. Just seal me up inside a Pokemon world. Warner Bros. is displaying a similar Batman activation as well.For more on Pokemon check out our hands-on impressions of the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Shield and watch this dark fan film for a Pokemon world I’d rather not see up close and personal.last_img read more

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West Ham complete the signing of Mesaque Dju

first_imgWest Ham United have reportedly completed the signing of Mesaque Dju on a free transfer from Benfica.The 19-year-old joins the Hammers on a free transfer from Portuguese outfit Benfica after agreeing terms on a three-and-a-half-year contract.Dju is regarded as a player for the future by West Ham and will initially link-up with the team’s Under-23 squad.He said, according to talkSPORT: “I know a lot about West Ham because it is a very big club in England and helps young players get to the first team.”Explaining the impact Joao Felix is causing in world football Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 13, 2019 There is a certain urgency that is getting noticed about Joao Felix’s development as a young star in the world of football right now.At…“I want this and I’m working for this. I want to help the team and I want to score a lot of goals for this team.”Meanwhile, West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic has committed his immediate future to the club after being linked with a move away.The Austria international was the subject of interest from teams in China, but has opted to stay with the Hammers until at least the end of the season.last_img read more

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Latest on the Rebecca Zahau wrongful death lawsuit

first_imgLatest on the Rebecca Zahau wrongful death lawsuit KUSI Newsroom, March 2, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJurors have begun hearing testimony in the wrongful death lawsuit of Rebecca Zahau.KUSI was joined by Attorney Brian Watkins with more on what her family needs to prove in order to win the case. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: March 2, 2018 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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first_imgChinook retention opened today in the lower Columbia River and should be open daily until the summer season ends on June 30.Chinook retention is closed between Bonneville Dam and the Washington-Oregon state line east of Umatilla, Ore.Angler sampling from the Washington (WDFW) and Oregon (ODFW) departments of Fish and Wildlife:Lower Columbia — Tongue Point to Wauna power lines, 23 boaters with one adult spring chinook and one jack kept plus one adult chinook released. (ODFW)Cathlamet, 28 boaters with four adult chinook kept and two released; 15 bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Longview, 205 boaters with nine adult spring chinook and two steelhead kept plus five adult chinook and one jack released; 24 bank rods with two adult chinook kept. (WDFW)Cowlitz River mouth, nine boaters with two adult spring chinook and one jack kept plus one adult chinook released. (WDFW)Kalama, 227 boaters with 17 adult spring chinook and six jacks kept plus 14 adult chinook and six jacks released; 22 bank rods with no catch. (WDFW)Woodland, 132 boaters with 11 adult spring chinook, four jack chinook and one steelhead kept plus four adult chinook and five jacks released; 83 bank rods with two steelhead kept plus two steelhead and one jack chinook released. (WDFW)Warrior Rock to Kelley Point, 171 boaters with 14 adult spring chinook and three jacks kept plus 10 adult chinook and two jacks released; 23 bank rods with two adult spring chinook and one jack kept. (WDFW)Westport, Ore., to Portland, 520 boaters with 39 adult spring chinook and 23 jack chinook kept plus 11 adult chinook and one jack released; 260 Oregon bank rods with five adult spring chinook, 10 jack chinook and 10 steelhead kept plus two adult chinook, one jack and one steelhead reeled. (ODFW)last_img read more

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first_img Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it AirPower: Apple’s charge-everything tech RIP, AirPower: Apple’s charging pad is dead despite being teased on new AirPods packaging AirPower wireless charging pad could be a powerful 2018 iPhone accessory AirPods 2 vs. AirPods: What’s changed with Apple’s new earbuds? Comments Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Apple Phones Mobile “If AirPower was overheating, which is what some had said, Apple could not bring it to market,” Creative Strategies analyst Carolina Milanesi said. “Considering others have multi-device mats, Apple could have brought to market a different design, but I think that would have been even more disappointing.”AirPower had been expected to work with Apple’s newer iPhones, the Apple Watch and the new wireless-charging AirPods case. And it would charge multiple devices at the same time, something available in other charging mats like Samsung’s Wireless Charger Duo. Apple’s new AirPods, unveiled last week, even come with information on the packaging about working with AirPower. But AirPower was about more than just wireless charging. It also aimed to help devices communicate with each other to manage power consumption. Apple’s AirPower demo in September 2017 showed the iPhone screen tracking all of the devices on the charger, displaying their battery status. At the time, it wasn’t clear if the product would work with non-Apple devices, or if the technology had been built into a current iPhone as well as the AirPower pad.When Apple ditched its headphone jack in 2016’s iPhone 7, it said it viewed the future as wireless. At the time, its head of marketing, Phil Schiller, said the move took “courage.” Since then, Apple has rolled out iPhones that support wireless charging, and its newly updated AirPods have an optional wireless charging case. AirPower was meant to be the first Apple-designed wireless charging technology. But its wireless devices all work with third party chargers. TechCrunch earlier reported the news. Originally published March 29, 12:31 p.m. PT.Update, 1:45 p.m. PT: Adds details and analyst comment. Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice • Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy?center_img AirPower’s cancellation is a black eye for Apple. It tends to announce products only when they’re ready to ship, which made AirPower’s delays notable. But it’s not the only misstep Apple’s made in recent years. Its Mac Pro computer, popular with creative professionals, has gone without a major update since 2013. The product’s redesign has faced multiple delays but is expected sometime in 2019. Apple also has had various bugs in its iOS software, including an autocorrect bug with iOS 8.0.1 and a Group FaceTime problem with iOS 12.1.Some Apple watchers said it was smart for the company not to release an inferior product.  1:07 See All Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 Apple unveiled its AirPower charging mat in 2017 but announced the cancellation of the project Friday.  Claudia Cruz/CNET Apple has officially canceled its AirPower wireless charging mat project. The company on Friday said AirPower didn’t meet its standards and noted it won’t be releasing the much anticipated product. Since being announced in September 2017, AirPower was one of Apple’s most-awaited products. The company promised that the oval wireless charging pad would arrive sometime in 2018 but later pushed out that deadline.”After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards, and we have cancelled the project,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, in a statement. “We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.” 55 reading • Apple’s AirPower wireless charging mat officially canceled Tags See also Samsung Applelast_img read more

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NSU student killed in road crash

first_imgHatirjheel roadA student of North South University was killed after being run over by a bus at Hatirjheel in the city on Friday night, reports UNB.The deceased is Fahim Rafi, 20, a second-year student of economics department of the university and son of Moniruzzaman of South Basabo in Sabujbagh.The accident took place when Fahim was getting down from a bus around 8:00pm, witnesses said.Locals took the victim to Khidma Hospital and informed his family members.Being informed, Fahim’s father took him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where he succumbed to injuries around 10:00pm.The body was kept at the hospital morgue, said sub-inspector Bachchu Mia, in-charge of DMCH police outpost.last_img read more

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Nothing Surprising About Astros In World Series

first_imgPhoto via Houston Astros’ Twitter‏ account @astrosHouston Astros defeat the New York Yankees 4-0 to advance to the World Series for the second time in franchise history. From left to right, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Yulieski Gurriel, and Marwin Gonzalez.The seeds of the Astros rise to the World Series began in the fall of 2011. They will face the Dodgers in Los Angeles Tuesday night in Game One of the “fall classic.”Following the first of three consecutive 100-loss seasons, Drayton McLane sold the team to Jim Crane. One month later, Jeff Luhnow was hired as General Manager. One year later the team was moved to the American League as part of the deal Crane signed to get the team.On the day his hiring was announced, December 8, 2011, Jeff Luhnow began building the lineup into the American League’s best. He traded a minor league pitcher to the Boston Red Sox for Marwin Gonzalez. This has been a career year for Gonzalez who will likely start in left field, as he has for every playoff game so far this season.Luhnow continued to use the draft, trades and free agent signings to rebuild the roster. In the spring of 2014 after just two seasons on the job, Sports Illustrated called the Luhnow’s rebuild the “Great Experiment,” and declared the Astros the 2017 World Series Champs. Sports IllustratedSports Illustrated magazine cover June 30, 2014. Courtesy Sports Illustrated.The rebuild was painful for Houston baseball fans. Their frustration became tangible. Attendance at Minute Maid Park dropped from 34,627 per game in 2005, the team’s only other World Series season, to 19,849 in 2012. As the team improved during the rebuild, the fans came back. By 2015 when the Astros last made the playoffs, attendance rose to 26,587. This year the team averaged 29,675 fans per game. And that includes three games played in Tampa as the team was displaced by Hurricane Harvey.Hurricane HarveyFollowing the devastating storm, players began wearing a #HoustonStrong patch on their jerseys, and doing what they could to help those in need.  The Astros’ ownership group and foundation pledged $4 million to the relief efforts, t-shirts and tickets were given to those displaced and living temporarily at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The team dedicated Saturday night’s 4-0 victory over the Yankees that clinched the American League pennant, to the city of Houston.“If you understand what we went through with Harvey, to be able to give back to the fans, it’s incredible,” said former Astro Craig Biggio.  However, a World Series victory over the Dodgers would do much more than provide a little comfort for a city still recovering. It would also satiate a 55 year thirst. Major League Baseball came to Houston in 1962. At that time the team was called the Colt 45’s. In 1965 the team moved into the Astrodome and changed its name to Astros. It was 18 years before the city enjoyed its first playoff team, and only once has the team won a pennant and played in the World Series. That was 2005 when they were swept by the Chicago White Sox in four games. That means any victory this year would be the team’s first in World Series play. Earn History has been the Astros motto this year. With four more wins this team will do just that. Sharelast_img read more

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At Least 27 Rescued After Flash Flood Hits West Texas Park

first_img Share At least 27 people have been rescued after 8 to 9 inches of rain caused flash flooding in the Nueces River at a park west of San Antonio.The Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office says on its social media that the 27 were rescued from high water Sunday at Chalk Bluff Park, about 15 miles northwest of Uvalde, Texas. Helicopters were used to drop life jackets to those stranded by the rising waters before their rescues. No serious injuries were reported.Earlier high water rescue near Chalk Bluff Park in Uvalde County. Video courtesy Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office. pic.twitter.com/3bSoIZACbG— NWS Austin/San Antonio (@NWSSanAntonio) August 12, 2018The National Weather Service reports the 8 to 9 inches of rain fell over a three-hour period Sunday morning in the vicinity of the park, about 90 miles west of San Antonio.The Uvalde Fire Department and helicopters are sweeping the area for others needing rescue.last_img read more

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