first_imgParliament Hill lit up with the spirit of the Canada Games today, May 3, when the Halifax 2011 Canada Games torch made its debut at the official torch lighting ceremony in Ottawa. The 2011 torch was lit from the flame of the Canada Games Roly McLenahan torch which had been lit from the centennial flame monument. The event included a morning of Canada Games sport activities for local school children and performances by Jimmy Rankin and members of The Sacred Heart Concert Choir. Minister of National Defence Peter MacKay, director of sport, Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection Stephen Gallant and Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality Peter Kelly, joined in the lighting of the torch along with four-time Olympic medalist and Canada Games alumna Jennifer Botterill and three-time Olympic medalist Isabelle Charest, who emceed the ceremony. In addition to her four Olympic medals, three gold and one silver, Ms. Botterill’s career highlights include winning five World Championship gold medals in women’s hockey and a gold medal for ringette at the Canada Games. Ms. Charest represented Canada at the Olympics three times in short-track speed skating, winning one silver and two bronze medals. She held the world record from 1995 to 1998 in the 500 metre event and was a five-time medalist at the World Championships. “As we saw this past year in Vancouver, the torch relay represents Canadian pride, physical and mental strength, striving for excellence and inspirational dreams,” said Sue Hylland, president and CEO for the Canada Games Council. “As the flame makes its way across Nova Scotia, it is our hope that every resident of that province is touched by its significance and their role in welcoming the country to compete.” “The torch lighting ceremony symbolizes a link from the past to the future as the 2011 torch is lit by the same flame that lit the torches of Games gone by,” said Jean-Paul Deveau, chair of the 2011 Games. “Between now and February 2011 the torch will ignite the spirit of the Games in youth and communities across Nova Scotia.” The official lighting marked the beginning of the Games torch program. The torch will return to Nova Scotia for community kick-off celebrations in Lunenburg on May 10, Yarmouth on May 12, Cheticamp on May 13 and Amherst on May 14.The 2011 torch will appear at festivals and events around Nova Scotia leading up to the Games. Details on the torch program, the torch design, and the torchbearer contest can be found at Fans of the 2011 torch can follow its path on Facebook, or via Twitter by using #torchflambeau. Building on the Canada Games tradition, the 2011 Games torch program celebrates the unique culture of Nova Scotia in the communities that help shape and define it, generating awareness and excitement in each region leading up to the Games. The 2011 Canada Winter Games will be the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax’s first Canada Winter Games. From Feb. 11 to 27, 2011, more than 2,700 athletes will compete in more than 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media. Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Canada Games are a key event in the development of Canada’s young athletes, producing the next generation of national, international and Olympic champions.last_img read more

first_imgIn anticipation of the 25th Anniversary LIFE BALL, the organizers held a press conference last week in Vienna, Austria to announce the final list of participants and details for this year’s event including information on the LIFE+ CELEBRATION CONCERT (Friday, June 1st), amfAR’S EPIC RIDE TO LIFE BALL (Tuesday, May 29th – Saturday June 2nd), LIFE BALL OPENING & GALA (Saturday, June 2nd) and LIFE BALL NEXT GENERATION (Sunday, June 3rd).Newly announced participants joining Paris Jackson and Charlize Theron include partner organization representatives Adrien Brody (Representing amfAR / Epic Ride participant) and Gus Kenworthy (Representing Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS); performers Betty Who (Life Ball Opening performer), Patti LaBelle (Life Ball Gala Performer), Rufus Wainwright (Life Ball Gala Performer), Hector Fonseca (Life Ball Red Carpet performer), and Erika Jayne (Life Ball Gala Performer); plus additional attendees Caitlyn Jenner (Participant), Gigi Gorgeous (Participant), Brad Goreski (Participant) Nats Getty (Participant), Kelly Osbourne (Red Carpet “Style Jury” Participant), Johnny Wujek (Red Carpet “Style Jury” Participant), and many more. Participants for amfAR’s Epic Ride to Life Ball will include Michael Huisman (Actor), Katee Sackhoff (Actor), and Ian Bohen (Actor), amongst others.In addition, LIFE BALL’s signature fashion show will feature a bridal fashion show curated by Robert Rabensteiner, in honor of the “An Homage to The Sounds of Music Theme”. The fashion show will feature new and archival pieces from the following designers: Roberto Cavalli, Diesel, Dsquared2, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Kenzo Memento, Missoni, Elie Saab, Viktor & Rolf and Vivienne Westwood.The 2018 The Know Your Status campaign was also formally launched today, which aims at normalizing all HIV facilities and becoming part of the comprehensive health care. The campaign focuses on the second UNAIDS 90-90-90 objective, according to which, 90 percent of people with HIV who know their status should be receiving anti-retroviral treatment. Renowned photographer RANKIN shot this year’s campaign advertisements featuring models Eva Herzigová and Aiden Brady which will be showcased throughout Europe.last_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment We missed @Coolio at the #ilovethe90stour in #winnipeg last night. Hope everything is alright. #coolio @ILoveThe90sTour— Khristin Wags (@BRKN8R) November 18, 2018 Here are your set times for tonight’s I Love the 90’s TourDoors to the building – 7:00 PMYoung MC – 8:00 PM2 Live Crew – 8:25 PMSisqo – 8:50 PMVanilla Ice – 9:25 PM*All times are subject to change.— Bell MTS Place (@bellmtsplace) November 17, 2018Fan Jessica Knoblauch wrote to Global News, expressing her disappointment.“During the show, at the edge of our seats we are anxiously waiting for the entrance of coolio. Before we knew it, Vanilla Ice took the stage and at that point we realized Coolio Wasn’t performing.“There was no mention of Coolio cancelling his show, being double booked, being unable to cross the US border or any other reason until social media comments took place after the concert had ended.So what happened to him? Why didn’t he show up or make an announcement that he wouldn’t be there? What’s the real reason Coolio was absent.. us fans all want to know. Not just myself and my mother-in-law. This Made for a disappointing evening,” she said.Global News has reached out to Coolio’s agent for comment.Here’s Gangsta’s Paradise for those of you who missed out. Twitter Advertisement It wasn’t confirmed why Artis Leon Ivey Jr. aka Coolio, was denied entry into the country, but this has happened before in 2013, due to a gun charge from 1997. The Gangsta’s Paradise singer had to cancel several stops on his tour at the time.Coolio has also been previously denied entrance to Australia due to a drug charge in 2009.Fans on social media expressed their displeasure at missing out on hearing Gangsta’s Paradise live, while others were concerned for the artist’s safety.@Coolio Why weren’t you at the I ❤ the 90s tour in Winnipeg? #vanillaicekilledit— Beryth Hammell (@BerythH) November 18, 2018 Facebook Fans who were at Winnipeg’s I Love the ’90s Tour Saturday were left out on ice, ice baby after one of their headliners wasn’t able to gain entry into the country.American rapper Coolio was denied entry into Canada and therefore wasn’t able to perform at the show, which included Vanilla Ice, Young MC, 2 Live Crew and Sisqo.“Coolio was unable to enter Canada so the show went on without him,” said Alayne Nott, True North Sports & Entertainment’s entertainment marketing director.Last night we time travelled back to the 90s with The I Love The 90s Tour, featuring Young MC, 2 Live Crew, Sisqo and Vanilla Ice.— Bell MTS Place (@bellmtsplace) November 18, 2018last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi Police on Sunday said that they arrested a person for impersonating an IPS officer. The accused has been identified as one Raj Malhotra, who is currently being questioned by police.According to police, a woman from Aman Vihar had met Malhotra, who identified himself as an IPS officer posted in Delhi. A complainant alleged that the accused said he could get her a job. Thinking him to be genuine, the woman subsequently transferred the money to him, following which Malhotra stopped responding to her persistent calls. Police said that the woman felt cheated out of her money and filed a complaint at the Aman Vihar police station. The team took up the investigation immediately and after going through phone records of the accused, they arrested him from Rohini district. Police added that the accused is a resident of Suleiman Nagar and may be involved in at least two other cheating cases.last_img read more

first_imgTRIPOLI- The Libyan government on Thursday appealed for foreign help to fight terrorism, in its first acknowledgement that “terrorist groups” were behind dozens of attacks against security services and Westerners.“There will be no place for terrorism in Libya… and Libyans must be prepared for such a battle in terms of caution, awareness and sacrifice,” the government said in a statement which called on the international community to help “eradicate terrorism in Libyan cities”.last_img

Speaking to reporters at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Mr. Annan said he intended to meet with leaders in the region “to seek their views, to exchange ideas, to explore with them how collectively we can work together to end the tragedy and the violence and move the parties back to the table.” The Secretary-General said he would visit Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. A meeting with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is also scheduled in Europe. “I will end up in Jerusalem and Gaza, and I hope in the meantime that progress is being made, the ceasefire is holding, attempts are being made to work with the parties by the team that is on the ground.” “I would hope this progress will be sustained, and if it does, I trust that it will also provide an opportunity and give the international community a chance to really make a collective effort to push them [the parties] forward,” he said. The Secretary-General said he would work towards the implementation of the recommendations of the Mitchell Committee, which “envisages not just a ceasefire, but a cooling off period, confidence-building measures, and eventual return to the table.” The Committee was named for its Chairman, former United States Senator George Mitchell. Mr. Annan said he would urge the parties to “stay the course” of peace and “not allow the terrorists to determine when they meet, when they pursue peace and when they don’t.”The Secretary-General has been closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East, particularly the current crisis between Israel and the Palestinians, and has maintained close contacts with the parties, other top officials in the region, and leaders of the international community.In a separate development earlier in the day, Mr. Annan was asked by journalists to comment on reports that the Security Council would soon nominate him for a second term as Secretary-General. “I’ll be honoured if Member States endorsed me and appointed me to continue the work that I’m doing,” he replied. read more

Over the past year, significant development and infrastructure work has been underway at Brock University in preparation for new website and intranet platforms.“Websites have evolved over the past several years to be the key branding and recruitment channel for universities and colleges. Research has shown websites are consistently the number one source of information for new students researching potential university choices. This initiative is about focusing the website to communicate to external audiences, and moving internal information onto a faculty and staff intranet,” said Gord Hunchak, executive director of University Marketing and Communications.This major change shifts the role of the website to be primarily focused on showcasing Brock to prospective students, prospective staff and faculty, and external stakeholders. The new will be designed to enhance student recruitment, build the Brock brand, and tell the Brock story to our varied audiences.The website will also be more accessible as Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) compliance has been a key focus throughout development.“It will provide a better overall user experience with a focus on accessibility and a responsive design that adapts to whatever screen size the website is being viewed at – mobile, tablet or desktop,” said website designer Sebastien Marchal.The website will be easily updated and managed by users. Along with the new external website, a SharePoint intranet called OneBrock is also being implemented.“The two biggest benefits with SharePoint are the ability to manage documents and the ease of collaboration,” said David Cullum, Associate Vice-President of Information and Technology Services. “As we move forward, it will be a replacement for the current intranet platform, and also house internal information and documents currently found on the Brock website and other document storage locations.”Audrey Fehlow, Director of Application Development, said the new intranet will integrate with Office 365, offering Brock staff and faculty more tools to improve workflow. “It’s going to make people’s jobs easier, it’s going to put the right tools in the right people’s hands,” she said.The initial implementation of the changes will happen over the next several months. The sites will be switched over in phases, not in one big changeover. Major completion is expected over the next 12 months but ongoing development won’t cease.The goal is to launch the new homepage in March, and key sections of the website in advance of the 2017/18 recruitment cycle this fall.Extensive market and competitive research was completed in the initial development of the new website, and all faculties and departments will be directly involved in determining the appropriate content for their pages.Further consultation for both web and intranet platforms continues throughout the winter/spring. read more

first_imgChurches should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door throughout services to improve security, new counter terrorism advice suggests, as an expert has warned small parish churches are more at risk of attack that larger places of worship.New guidance issued after the murder of a French priest by Islamic State supporters advises churches should fit CCTV and personal attack alarms.The risk of a terrorist attack on a church in Britain is believed to have increased since terrorists slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel. The draft 12-page guidance drawn up by an adviser to the Home Office says churches should ensure their doors can be securely bolted and recommends worshippers are briefed on what to do if they spot someone suspicious.It says churches should have “someone on the door of your church welcoming people into the building during service who can close the front door in an emergency. Make sure that someone is stood by the door before, during and after the service, whilst the congregation is present.”The advice says: “The job of the person on the door is to delay any offenders (including those who are not terrorists) so that the police can arrive and deal with them.” The job of the person on the door is to delay any offenders (including those who are not terrorists) so that the police can arrive and deal with them.Nick Tolson, National Churchwatch It comes as some vicars claim they have been told by church officials not to wear dog collars in public for fear of attracting the attention of would be attackers.Counter Terrorism Advice for Churches, from National Churchwatch which provides safety and security advice to churches, also advises congregations on what to do if they are at a service which is attacked.Father Hamel,85, was killed and two nuns were held hostage when two 19-year-old jihadists stormed a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy, during morning mass.Police urged churches to review their security after the attack in July and the Home Office announced a £2.4m fund to strengthen safety in places of worshipNick Tolson, director of National Churchwatch, said: “When the French church attack happened, there was a recognition that the risk has increased. The risk is still very low, however, we need to think about what we need to do.”Previous advice written in 2009 was outdated, he said. He said any attack was likely to target a small parish church, as seen in the French attack.He said: “It won’t be Westminister Abbey or St Paul’s, it will be a little church in Bolton or Birmingham. It’s the small churches, just like the one in France. You can walk into any church on a Sunday morning and it probably won’t be a gun, it will be a knife.”The advice urges all churches to consider fitting CCTV and alarms that can be triggered by clergy or church workers inside.It also advises that everyone who regularly attends a church “should be briefed on security awareness, and what to do if they see something suspicious”. Mr Tolson, who advises the Home Office’s places of worship security committee, said the recent Paris attacks had underlined that people should flee rather than hide in the event of an attack.He said: “We know now that if you hide for hours, they just walk around and shoot you. The advice is now run and get out of the area.”But he said clergy should continue to wear dog collars.He said: “We advise them to have their collars on and open their churches because there’s zero evidence that wearing collars is any risk.”The Church of England said it had not told vicars to stop wearing dog collars. A spokesman said much of the new security guidance was covered by its own advice, but it was up to individual churches to decide what was appropriate. 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.last_img read more

“The chances are that this couple are very much in love, and that she was delighted with the proposal,” she wrote. “But what was she supposed to do if she’d wanted to say no? Break his heart in front of an entire auditorium full of strangers?”Hijacking a big moment with something sweet or well intentioned doesn’t make it okay. Just because something is sweet or well intended doesn’t mean that it is appropriate.”“Years of hard work and now we’re all supposed to be pleased for her. Not because of her achievement, but because she got her man. Bad form,” one Twitter user complained.  “Then, all of a sudden I saw Edgaras coming, but everything happened so quickly that it took me some time to understand what actually happened.”He knelt on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was in so much shock and of course I said yes.”Everyone cheered and it was an amazing proposal which truly took me by surprise.” Edgaras Averbuchas, 27, was accused of "bad form" after he asked his girlfriend of nine years to marry him during her graduation ceremony  Imagine being a man and feeling so threatened by a woman’s intellectual success that you *have* to force her to frame her identity/agency in relation to *you* on the very day she is being celebrated for her intellectOh wait, that’s, like, 99.9% men— Jana Bacevic (@jana_bacevic) July 21, 2019 However the Lithuanian couple, who met as teenagers at secondary school in their home town of Vilnius, rejected the suggestion that the gesture was outdated, with Miss Banuskeviciute saying she was “extremely happy” with the “amazing proposal”. “That’s so strange that Edgaras was getting a lot of criticism from people. I think that this day became even more beautiful with this proposal,” she said. “I remember myself standing on the stage. I was a little bit nervous, but extremely happy. 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. For most women, a marriage proposal is a priceless memory that they will look back on fondly for the rest of their life.But when Agne Banuskeviciute said yes to her husband-to-be while on stage at her graduation ceremony, it sparked a Twitter storm that quickly overshadowed the couple’s romantic milestone.Edgaras Averbuchas, 27, was accused of “bad form” after he proposed to his girlfriend of nine years as she was receiving her Masters degree in English language from the University of Essex. The gesture, which was filmed and posted online to celebrate their engagement, prompted a backlash from feminists who accused him of “hijacking” her special day because he is “threatened by her intellect”.Despite the 25-year-old’s joy at the marriage proposal, Essex University have since been forced to remove the clip due to the heavy criticism it has received. Dr Jana Bacevic, a research associate in sociology at the University of Cambridge, wrote on Twitter: “Imagine being a man and feeling so threatened by a woman’s intellectual success that you *have* to force her to frame her identity/agency in relation to *you* on the very day she is being celebrated for her intellect.”Oh wait, that’s, like, 99.9 per cent men.” “This does not bode well for the relationship,” she added. “When someone craves such public attention and adulation all the time, there can only be space for one person and their ego in that relationship.”Writer Rebecca Reid criticised the public nature of the proposal in an article for Grazia magazine. Proposal Aisha Ali-Khan, a core organiser of the Women’s March in London, said it “smacked of egotism”.  Edgaras Averbuchas, 27, was accused of “bad form” after he asked his girlfriend of nine years to marry him during her graduation ceremony Credit: University of Essex/Triangle News read more

first_imgBenefitting from 46 years of experience accumulated since the inaugural event, the organisers say “Electra Mining Africa has a proven track record for driving sales, sales leads and building brand awareness. For many exhibitors, Electra Mining Africa is seen as a gateway into Africa for further business expansion. Such is the positive industry support for the biggest mining, manufacturing, electrical and power trade show in Southern Africa, over 80% of exhibition space has already been sold with 10 months to go until the next edition of Electra Mining Africa, which is taking place from 10-14 September 2018 at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Johannesburg, South Africa.”Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery say that Electra Mining Africa is recognised as the best attended trade show in Southern Africa £and is ranked as one of the world’s largest mining shows. It’s long history and credibility has ensured that it has consistently attracted an average of 34,000 visitors and with over 850 local and international exhibitors across 33,000 m2 net indoor and outdoor exhibition space.”“Although the mining industry is up against tough challenges and general industry remains under tight economic pressure, there is still a need for trade exhibitions and face-to-face interaction with clients,” says Gary Corin, Managing Director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. “Businesses need to find solutions that are cost effective, reduce operational spend and focus on streamlining operations for maximum benefit. That’s why Electra Mining Africa continues to be so important. Visitors will be able to source new products, equipment, machinery and the latest systems and services which will address these operational and business needs.”“As exhibition organisers with many years of experience, we understand the exhibition platform and will continue to maximise the benefits for all stakeholders. We consistently review research findings as well as doing pre and post show analysis,” says Corin. “We know that over 72% of visitors are purchasing decision-makers and influencers and that 82% of visitors to Electra Mining Africa are there to source new products and learn about the latest trends and technologies.”“Electra Mining Africa 2018 and co-located shows Elenex Africa, Powerex and the Transport Expo, will be supported by a programme of content-rich conferences and free-to-attend seminars running alongside the exhibitions. The visitor experience at Electra Mining Africa is educational, enjoyable and greatly beneficial to all those who attend.”Recognising the importance of drawing visitors from African neighbouring countries, the African visitor programme will be expanded in 2018 to ensure increased visitor numbers from the continent. “We put in a massive effort to bring African visitors to the 2016 show,” says Corin, “and the campaign will be expanded for 2018. It was an honour to host Charles Siwawa, the CEO of the Botswana Chamber of Mines, and Isaac Kwesu, the Zimbabwean Chamber of Mines President, at Electra Mining Africa 2016.”Electra Mining Africa enjoyed official endorsement from the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM), the South African Institution of Mechanical Engineering (SAIMechE), Women in Mining South Africa (WiMSA), the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), the Lifting Equipment Engineering Association of South Africa (LEEASA), the South African Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) and the Kitwe & District Chamber of Commerce and Industry.last_img read more

buxtehudergermanyhandball germanymelbeck Stephanie Melbeck is pregnant and is expecting a child in summer. Therefore she won’t be able to finish the rest of this season for Buxtehuder, and with 35 years of age, she has decided to end her career. She has a total of 223 caps for the German national team and scored 483 goals. For Buxtehuder she played a total of 12 years of her career. She recently missed the EHF EURO 2012 in Serbia due to an injury. ← Previous Story LNH: Dragan Gajic leads Montpellier past Chambery Next Story → Hungary: Pick Szeged finish 2012 unbeaten in the Hungarian league

first_img Apr 6th 2017, 4:18 PM Short URL Another garda report is dropping today. This is what you need to know The report was three years in the making. Taoiseach Enda Kenny in thought at a parliamentary party meeting. Source: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ieTHE LONG AWAITED report of the Fennelly Commission is being published today.The report is one of a string of garda-related reports that have been instituted and published over the last number of years, this one was established just over three years ago.But what’s it all about?During the discovery process for Ian Bailey’s case against the State over his arrest for the Sophie Toscan Du Plantier murder, tapes of hundreds of phone conversations from garda stations came to light.Although the practice was known, the systematic nature of it was not.Its extent around the country back to the 1980s and how widespread it was raised questions about who knew what about it. Source: TheJournal.ieThe nature of the recordings became public knowledge in March 2014 when it was announced by the government.In revealing the system, the government immediately announced that a statutory Commission of Investigation was being established to look into the matter.A member of the judiciary was to lead it and Justice Nial Fennelly was subsequently selected. Nial Fennelly Source: Gareth Chaney/RollingNews.ieThe day the revelations about the recording systems came to light, garda commissioner Martin Callinan resigned.Callinan had already been under pressure due to his handling of a number of different whistleblowers, but the timing of his resignation in coinciding with the taping revelations raised eyebrows. Former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. Source: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ieIn a letter from Callinan to Shatter that was not seen by the justice minister until two weeks after it was sent, Callinan confirmed that gardaí had set up a working group to look at the recordings in November 2013.The Taoiseach became aware of the situation through Attorney General Máire Whelan, but the AG did not inform the justice minister.Subsequently, the Taoiseach sent Department of Justice secretary general Brian Purcell to Callinan’s home to inform him about the seriousness with which the government was taking the matter.The next day Callinan resigned.A previous interim report from Fennelly concluded that Callinan felt he had no choice but to resign his position as Garda Commissioner after Purcell’s visit, but it stopped short of saying the Taoiseach dismissed him.A number of subsequent interim reports from the Fennelly commission have been published and among the revelations were that Callinan had eight to ten bags of his personal papers shredded after announcing his retirement.The remainder of the report is expected to focus on the recording system at garda stations and will conclude whether criminal cases and convictions were affected.Read: Former garda commissioner’s phone to be examined – but SIM may have been destroyed three years ago >Read: Micheál Martin says a gun was put to Martin Callinan’s head > Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14,859 Views Thursday 6 Apr 2017, 4:18 PM 23 Comments Share68 Tweet Email By Rónán Duffylast_img read more

first_imgDes machines dotées de vision artificielle pour trier les agrumesLes chercheurs ont mis au point des machines capables d’examiner et de trier numériquement les agrumes en utilisant la vision artificielle. Plusieurs modèles devraient révolutionner le tri de ces fruits.En principe, pour séparer les oranges pourries des autres, on procède à un tri manuel effectué dans une pièce sombre baignée d’ultra-violets qui rendent fluorescent les fruits endommagés. Afin de limiter l’exposition des fruits aux UV, susceptibles de les endommager, le temps de passage doit être contrôlé.Pour éviter ces contraintes, une équipe de chercheurs de Valence vient de mettre au point une machine capable d’effectuée elle-même le tri grâce à la vision artificielle. Le principe consiste, schématiquement, à faire comprendre à une machine ce qu’elle “voit” lorsqu’elle reçoit les informations transmises par un ensemble de caméras.Dans la même optique, une autre machine est en mesure de trier les agrumes en fonction de leur qualité, de leur coloration et du type de dommages que présente la peau. L’analyse permet un tri par catégorie qui s’effectue à raison de 15 à 20 fruits par seconde.À lire aussiDes robots footballeurs plus performants que les humains en 2050 ?Autre innovation encore, un dispositif qui automatise l’inspection de quartiers de mandarine, destinés à la consommation directe dans les salades de fruits fraîches. Dans un premier temps séparés sur une plateforme vibrante, ils sont ensuite disposés sur un tapis roulant qui les dirige vers la zone d’inspection qui traite environ 28 quartiers par seconde. Sont ainsi séparés les quartiers brisés, ceux avec pépins ou encore les restes de peaux des autres quartiers.Prédire le moment idéal de consommation Une des dernières innovations porte sur l’utilisation de l’imagerie hyperspectrale. Comme l’explique Sciences et Avenir, elle consiste à recueillir et à traiter l’information d’une grande partie du spectre électromagnétique. Elle peut ainsi communiquer des mesures spectrales individuelles pour chaque pixel d’image capturé. Bien qu’encore en développement, cette méthode devrait permettre d’identifier des composés chimiques dont les concentrations peuvent varier à mesure que le fruit mûrit et pourrit. A terme, il sera donc possible de prédire le moment idéal de consommation.  Si ce type de machines va se généraliser dans les chaînes de productions, d’autres sont déjà à l’état de prototype pour parvenir à un tri et à une classification des fruits avant même qu’ils ne soient cueillis. Ils arriveront ainsi pré-classifiés avec des informations sur leur qualité dans les entrepôts, prêts à être expédiés. Le 16 octobre 2011 à 09:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Charlotte Flair And Becky Lynch Involved In Brawl At An Unlikely Location WWE RAW Results – 9/9/19 (Steve Austin moderates, KOTR Semifinal, Women’s Tag Match) WhatsApp Charlotte Flair Ric Flair Opens Up About 2017 Health Scare Google+ Now Playing Up Next Whats On Deck For March: Celtics, Bruins Stretch Runs Now Playing Up Next Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between BrandsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:34/Current Time 0:07Loaded: 100.00%0:07Remaining 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 Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Becky Lynch Ric Flair signs deal with Adidas, Says “We’re fixin’ to make Nike the second brand” Cricket Wireless to host Live Twitter Q and A with Ric and Charlotte Flair September 17 Twitter WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 WWE star Charlotte Flair posted the following on Instagram on Tuesday, thanking fans and peers for their prayers and support for her father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, during his health battles over the past few days.Flair remains in an ICU unit after undergoing surgery on Monday. Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next WWE Female Superstars Get Green Light To Bounce Between Brands Pinterest Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

first_imgTony Uphoff, who resigned as UBM TechWeb’s CEO in May 2012 after a major restructuring at UBM, has just resurfaced as the CEO of Media, the company announced is a destination site providing content and directory services for a variety of business verticals. “I’m thrilled to be joining the leadership team,” said Uphoff in a statement. “The company’s unique connection with active buyers creates a powerful, natural environment for marketers to reach, engage with and sell to active business purchasers.”Uphoff replaces Ryan Peddycord, who became Media’s CEO when JMI Equity-backed Resource Nation—a b-to-b lead generation company—bought its assets from Dex One Corporation, formerly R.H. Donnelley pre-bankruptcy, in early 2011. Before going into bankruptcy, R.H. Donnelley had purchased in 2007 for $345 million.last_img read more

first_img Email Facebook ODESZA Announce Final ‘A Moment Apart’ Concert The dance duo will finish out their tour at Los Angeles State Historic Park Saturday on July 27Rachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Mar 22, 2019 – 2:58 pm Dance duo ODESZA have been touring their third studio album, A Moment Apart, since its release in fall of 2017. Now, the band has announced that it’s “time to start working on new music.”Capping off their “A Moment Apart” tour, the GRAMMY-nominated pair has revealed one final show at Los Angeles State Historic Park on Saturday, July 27. Big Wild, Evan Giia, Memba and Ford. are set to open.A Moment Apart was nominated for a Best Dance/Electronic Album GRAMMY at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards.  Tickets will go on presale Wednesday, March 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT, and the general public sale begins on Friday, March 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Fans can register for ticket presale online. Check out the band’s just-released finale tour video above. Odesza Talk New Album, A Moment ApartRead more Twitter News ODESZA Announce Final ‘A Moment Apart’ Concert odesza-announce-final-moment-apart-concert read more

first_imgENSTAR Natural Gas Company provides natural gas to more than 142,000 residential, commercial, and industrial customers in and around the Anchorage and Cook Inlet area. (Photo courtesy ENSTAR)The natural gas utility serving the Kenai Peninsula, Anchorage and the Mat-Su Valley is still looking for leaks and assessing the damage to thousands of miles of gas lines following Friday’s earthquake.Enstar spokeswoman Lindsay Hobson said the company put the call out for customers to report signs of leaks.“That generated quite a number of calls for gas leaks and perhaps people identified them on their own independent of that,” Hobson explained. “Over the course of a few days, we took in a total of roughly 1,400 leak orders.”Most reports are from Anchorage and the Mat-Su valley near the earthquake’s epicenter. But there’s also calls coming from the Kenai Peninsula. The company called in former employees and extra help from the Lower 48 to inspect homes.The focus now is on inspecting nearly 3,500 miles of gas lines from Houston, Alaska to Homer.“A lot of the system has been surveyed. Our first focus was on schools and daycare facilities, and I believe that has been completed,” Hobson said. “The survey of the system on the Kenai Peninsula has already begun and is ongoing. But so far so good and no major leaks detected.”It’s unknown how long the work will take. Technicians are flying in and traversing remote terrain on snowmachines to do the job.The company is encouraging customers to inspect gas lines in their homes. Enstar is also reminding homeowners to call the Alaska Digline at 811 before starting any repair projects requiring digging.last_img read more

first_imgWarangal: School of Distance Learning and Continuing Education (SDLCE) of the Kakatiya University (KU) is one of the best institutions in the country offering distance mode education, the Telangana State Council for Higher Education (TSCHE) Vice-Chairman Prof R Limbadri said. Limbadri, who visited SDLCE here on Tuesday, said that the SDLCE is on par with the prestigious Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and the Dr B R Ambedkar Open University in imparting quality education besides possessing infrastructural facilities. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us He said that there are umpteen numbers of students who pursued their academics in the distant mode education and got selected to civil services. He also hailed the varsity management for providing distance mode education at a very affordable fee. SDLCE Director Prof Guguloth Veeranna said that they had made admission process easy for those candidates who wanted to pursue their studies in the institute. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us “We have introduced online admissions besides providing best study material,” Prof Veeranna said. On the occasion, Prof Veeranna felicitated Prof Limbadri. KU Development Officer V Ramachandram, joint director Prof T Srinivas Rao, Prof Balbir Singh, Dr Gade Pani, SC/ST SDLCE Employees Union President and Vice-President Dr Kotte Bhaskar and Dr Sangala Ephraim Raj were among others present.last_img read more

first_imgAmitabh Bachchan on KBC 10.TwitterAmitabh Bachchan, who was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2000, had no idea that he was suffering from the disease for eight years. The megastar, at a recently held event in Mumbai, urged people to undergo regular check-ups so that it can be detected and cured on time.The 76-year-old, who is also a Hepatitis B survivor, admitted that 75 percent of his liver is gone and that he is surviving with just 25 percent. “I keep quoting my personal example all the time and try and propagate the idea of getting yourself detected and I don’t mind saying this publicly I am a tuberculosis survivor, Hepatitis B survivor… Bad blood infusion went in and 75 percent of my liver is gone but because I was able to detect it even after a period of 20 years, when 75 percent of my liver is gone… I am still surviving on 25 percent,” Big B said at NDTV’s Swasth India launch.”Then there is a cure. Even with Tuberculosis… I did not know for almost 8 years I was suffering from Tuberculosis. I keep saying that with immodesty if it can happen to me (it can happen) to anyone. Therefore if you are not willing to get yourself tested then you would never find out and there’s never going to be a cure for it,” he said.In 2015, Amitabh Bachchan had revealed in an awareness video by UNICEF that his liver was damaged due to blood received from a Hepatitis B-infected person. After a serious accident on the sets of Coolie, the actor required 60 units of blood and one of the units was infected, which damaged his liver over the years. He found out about the disease years later during a routine check-up. By then, three-fourths of his liver was already damaged.Meanwhile, senior Bachchan is back with the new season of popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati. KBC 11 premiered on a grand note on Monday, August 19. He has been hosting the show since its inception, the sole exception was season 3, which was hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.At a recent press event, Big B said that his decision to host KBC was quite unplanned. “It was just a coincidence. The channel came about with this idea. Circumstances were such that everyone felt I should not go there (on TV) especially people from my home but I just felt that this was something new,” he said, Hindustan Times reported. Bachchan at a Kaun Banega Crorepati press conference in 2010Reuters/Danish Siddiquilast_img read more

first_imgRajib Hossain`s hand is severed in a collision between two buses at Karwan Bazar area in the capital on Tuesday. Photo: Mizanur Rahman KhanThe High Court on Wednesday issued a rule asking two bus owners concerned to bear the medical expenses of Titumir college student Rajib Hossain who lost his hand in a collision between two buses.A HC bench of justice AKM Zahurul Hoque and justice Salma Masud Chowdhury issued the rule after hearing a writ petition.In the rule, the HC bench wanted to know why Rajib Hossain will not be paid Tk 10 million as compensation.The Supreme Court lawyer, Ruhul Kuddus Kajol filed the writ petition today (Wednesday), attaching a report published in Bangla daily Prothom Alo on Wednesay.He stood on behalf of the writ while deputy attorney general Arabinda Kumar Roy represented the state.Ruhul Kuddus said the court wanted to know why an order will not be given to strictly implement existing laws to ensure safe movement of passengers. The court also wanted to know why laws will not be amended and rules be framed to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, he added.Rajib HossainThe court asked eight respondents including the home secretary, the road transport and bridges secretary, inspector general of police and Dhaka Metropolitan Police commissioner to respond to the rule in four weeks.On Tuesday, Rajib, 21, a second-year undergraduate student at Titumir college in Mohakhali in the capital, was travelling on a double decker BRTC bus in Karwan Bazar area in Dhaka. He was standing in the doorway at the back of the bus with his hand partially out, when another bus recklessly overtook, severing his hand.Several pedestrians rushed Rajib to Samarita Hospital, but the physicians there could not rejoin the severed hand. He underwent an operation on Tuesday. The hospital authorities said his condition is unstable.last_img