7yearold survives on water for five days in bathroom

first_imgHyderabad: A seven-year-old girl survived for five days on water after falling into the bathroom of her neighbour’s house while playing, police said. The startling incident took place in Makhtal town in Narayanpet district of Telangana, about 160 km from Hyderabad. The house owner was shocked to see the girl lying in his bathroom after he returned home on Thursday from a tour. With no food for five days and surviving only on the water available in the bathroom, the girl had turned very weak and was in a state of shock. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ The police investigation revealed that Kuravakacheri Akhila, a class II student, accidentally fell onto the bathroom of a house while playing on the terrace of an adjacent building on April 20. As the roof had an opening fitted with plastic net, she fell through into the bathroom but sustained no injuries as a rope with clothes on it took the impact. The bathroom was bolted from outside and as the inmate was away, her cries for help went unanswered. Police said there was nobody in the adjacent house who could hear her cries. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Her parents Suresh and Mahadevamma lodged a missing complaint the next day after their search yielded no result. According to sub-inspector of police B. Ashok Kumar, the parents suspected she went missing from a local fair. The police had formed a team and alerted police in adjacent districts and Hyderabad but found no clue. It was on Wednesday that, the owner of the house returned from Hyderabad, where his family lives. Venkatesh, a teacher, said he was shocked to see the girl lying in bathroom. He alerted the neighbours, who identified her as the daughter of tenants behind their house. Akhila, who was not even able to speak, was rushed to a local hospital, where she was administered saline. Though schools have summer holidays, Venkatesh had returned to attend a marriage in the town.last_img read more

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Iraqi painters work showcased by UN refugee agency

Over 250 people attended the opening of the “Transitions” exhibit earlier this week at the offices of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and the selling of some paintings generated much-needed income for the artists.The art “reflects the talent and resourcefulness of the Iraqi population” as well as the “important insights that artists have on the situation of refugees and Iraq,” Philippe Leclerc, the agency’s Acting Representative in Syria, said at the exhibit’s opening.Most of the 22 artists whose works are displayed live in Damascus, unable to return to their home country for safety reasons, while one has never left Iraq, but has not been able to exhibit his art for several years due to the security situation in Baghdad.Calling themselves the “Babylon Artists,” the painters, who include four women, tell the stories of Iraqi refugees in Syria and the wider region.One of the artists, Waleed Hassan, was persecuted for his work by a group objecting to his representation of the human form in his art, and was exiled for seven months with his family.The colours and landscapes in his work remind him of a more peaceful Iraq, he said, adding that in his paintings, “we try to capture the memories.”The exhibition, which ends on 16 April, is part of a joint UNHCR-European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) effort to give refugees in Syria the opportunity to express themselves. 26 March 2009The United Nations refugee agency is giving nearly two dozen Iraqi painters, most of whom are refugees, an opportunity to show their work and tell their stories to a wide audience. read more

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency expands yogurt recall to Yoplait and Liberte

OTTAWA — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has added the Yoplait Minigo and Liberte brands of yogurt to a recall over concerns that pieces of plastic may be in the product.The national recall of General Mills Canada Corp. products include some batches of Yoplait Minigo strawberry and raspberry yogurt in 90-gram containers, as well as Liberte Greek yogurt in raspberry and coconut flavours in the 120-gram size.The recall follows a similar one by Ultima Foods in June over concerns about the potential of plastic pieces in seven Iogo yogurt products.The Iogo recall included six 93-millilitre Iogo Nano packs of strawberry, raspberry, vanilla and banana drinkable yogurt and one-litre Iogo smoothie protein packs with mango, strawberry-raspberry and strawberry flavours. read more

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Deputy UN chief outlines world bodys 2013 priorities to US supporters

“Your Members Day has brought you here to the halls of diplomacy and international negotiations. But you, too, are ambassadors in your own right,” Mr. Eliasson told nearly 600 UNA-USA members and guests gathered at UN Headquarters in New York. “You are special envoys of the United Nations, representing us in your communities, helping to advance our values and objectives,” he added, a nod to this year’s theme for Members’ Day: ‘The US at the UN: Opportunities for Renewal.’Focusing on specific aspect of his work, Mr. Eliasson named Syria and Mali as the two issues occupying most of his time in the area of peace and security.“Syrians are divided, the region is divided, and very seriously, the Security Council is divided. And inside Syria, the fighting continues,” he said, adding that the Joint Special Representative of the UN and the Arab League, Lakhdar Brahimi, was working very hard to get the parties to agree to a negotiated transition.Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation in Syria worsens. Almost four million people are at risk with more than 700,000 having fled to neighbouring countries. “There is also a risk that the hostilities could take on more serious ethnic and sectarian dimensions, with revenge and reprisal killings,” Mr. Eliasson cautioned.The international community pledged $1.5 billion to assist the humanitarian crisis in the country at a conference last week in Kuwait. “This will ease some of the suffering. But what is really needed is an end to the violence and a political solution,” noted the UN official.On Mali, Mr. Eliasson, who visited the capital city of Bamako last year, said the French-led intervention at the request of the Government of Mali has improved the living situation but it is still fragile and uncertain. He warned that the crisis could develop through a dangerous combination of poverty, drought, weak institutions, terrorism and organized crime. During the visit, Mr. Eliasson met with women’s organizations and got a “very depressing picture of the appalling human rights violations” in the northern part of the country, including sexual violence, and the desecration of cultural and religious sites. A report by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released last month details rights violations occurring since January 2012, when fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels broke out in the country’s north, later resulting in radical Islamists seizing control of the area. The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) has since opened an investigation.Violence again women is one of the human rights issues on which the UN plans to continue focusing attention, along with broader work to promote mutual respect, tolerance and understanding in a time of polarization and ethnic and religious tensions around the world, Mr. Eliasson said. In terms of development, UN is focusing on accelerating work towards achieving the anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 deadline, he stated.While praising the MDGs for proving to be a successful framework for international development, and for rallying governments, civil society and the private sector around a common agenda, Mr. Eliasson noted that progress on the Goals has been uneven among and within countries and inequalities have increased. “More than 3,000 children under the age of five die every day from diarrhoea, dysentery, dehydration and cholera. I have seen them die in front of my own eyes – in Sudan, Somalia and other places,” Mr. Eliasson said, highlighting the target which has seen the least progress: sanitation.There are 783 million people who do not have access to clean or relatively safe water and 2.5 billion people – roughly 37 per cent of the world population – lack access to toilets. “Our objective must be to eradicate extreme poverty in our lifetime, promote equitable economic opportunity for all and protect the environment. For this to happen, we must be reminded of the role of respect for human rights and the rule of law,” Mr. Eliasson said. The UN provides “very active rule of law assistance and efforts,” he stated, noting work being done to develop a functioning criminal justice chain, on land and property rights, and on promoting birth registration and reducing statelessness.Last September, the General Assembly held its first-ever high-level meeting on the rule of law with the participation of all 193 Member States. Mr. Eliasson also praised the special role UNA-USA plays “for the American public to understand and support UN efforts.” The Members’ Day coincided with the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, an African-American activist called “the mother of the freedom movement” in the US for refusing to sit in the back of a segregated bus. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball playing with a chip on their shoulders

Sophomore offensive lineman Taylor Decker (68) gets set to block a defender during a game against Iowa Oct. 19 at Ohio Stadium. OSU won, 34-24.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorThe No. 24 Ohio State women’s volleyball team is looking to put a halt to a five-match losing streak, but will have to take down another top-15 opponent to do it.The Buckeyes, in the midst of a 2-7 start to Big Ten play, are scheduled to face No. 13 Nebraska at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena.Coming off a three-set loss to No. 2 Penn State, freshman setter Maggie Heim said in an email that she and her teammates will have to keep their heads up in order to end their losing streak.“Keeping a very positive demeanor both on and off the court is huge,” she said. “Our energy and passion for the game will play a big role in a quick bounce back.”Heim said the 3-0 loss at Penn State “revealed many things that we need to work on.” She also said she has “no doubt” the Buckeyes will be able to get back in the mix by the end of their conference schedule.OSU started the season 12-0 in non-conference play before dropping then-No. 10 Michigan at home in its first Big Ten match, but have since slid down not only the conference rankings, but the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 Poll.A win against Nebraska is likely the only thing that could keep the Buckeyes, once ranked as high as No. 12, from falling out of the poll completely.While it would help the team’s standings, junior setter Taylor Sherwin, who has recently been splitting time with Heim, said in an email it would “feel awesome” and spark the team for the rest of the season if they could get a win against Nebraska.Junior defensive specialist Alyssa Winner said in an email a victory over Nebraska at home would feel even better than beating the Cornhuskers 3-1 on their home court last season.In the short term, the Buckeyes recognize that they have to improve their offensive efficiency. The team hit minus .030 in the loss to Penn State, and Winner said they know how to get it done.“Keep working as a team on our tempos and holding blockers on the other side of the net to get open looks,” she said.Heim said the Buckeyes have to take a new mindset heading into the Nebraska match.“Playing with a chip on our shoulder like we have nothing to lose will also help,” she said.While the Penn State match marked the end of three games on the road, OSU will only be back in Columbus for a single match. The Buckeyes head back out on the road for matches against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., Nov. 1. read more

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Britains largest online pharmacy found advertising on Russian state propaganda channel

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. Britain’s biggest online pharmacy advertised on Russia’s Kremlin-sponsored television station, which was accused of spreading propaganda over the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal.Pharmacy2U, an NHS-backed service which provides patients with repeat prescriptions, is among a cluster of British firms found to have placed paid adverts on RT, previously known as Russia Today.Russia’s state-funded television network is being investigated by Ofcom over alleged breaches in impartiality rules following its coverage of the poisonings of Mr Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury earlier this year.In September, RT aired an interview with two men suspected of perpetrating the Novichok nerve agent attack in which they claimed they were innocent and travelled to the Wiltshire city to visit Salisbury Cathedral.A Conservative MP said parliamentary colleagues were left “horrified” when he informed them British businesses were advertising on the station he described as “Putin’s mouthpiece”.Richard Benyon, MP for Newbury, said: “I flicked on the channel and was staggered to see the NHS’s logo on my screen.”He said: “British doctors and nurses put their lives at risk trying to treat the toxic Novichok nerve agent. I don’t think they would be pleased to see the NHS affiliated with RT.“It (the logo) appeared more than three times an hour along with many other British companies.”I think British shareholders and consumers should be aware that companies they invest in or use are paying to advertise through an organisation that acts as Putin’s mouthpiece.“When I informed the House of Commons my colleagues were horrified.”Pharmacy2U has since suspended the adverts after the firm was contacted by NHS England.The company insists a minimal amount was spent on the promotion. The company, along with other businesses found advertising on RT, said it was unaware the advert had been placed as it uses a computerised system to automatically bid on cheap advertisement slots.A Pharmacy2U spokesperson said: “Our adverts are aimed at people who we think might benefit from using Pharmacy2U, based on matching the demographic profile of our typical customer.”As a result, they appear on multiple channels that reach these audiences in the UK.“As soon as we knew about the ad we removed it immediately.”Anna Belkina, Deputy Editor-in-Chief/Head of Communications at RT said: ”If a pharmacy serving the NHS makes a decision to restrict RT viewers from information and access to services based on undue political pressure, we should all question how that serves the interests of those in need in the British public.”Other UK companies found to have recently advertised on RT include the British Heart Foundation, loan provider Lendable, bedding retailer Dormeo, insurance company Staysure, and Crocodile, a business selling garage doors.The British Heart Foundation and loan provider Lendable said they had no future plans to advertise on RT.Nick Georgiadis, of the British Heart Foundation, said: “We are aware that as part of a package of advertising bought through an external supplier representing multiple media outlets, a very small proportion of our advertising aired on RT but we don’t currently plan to advertise on RT in the future”.A Lendable spokesperson said: ”We buy ads programmatically and in large volumes through ad exchange platforms and sales houses, so we don’t always know in advance where our ads will end up.“That said, we will exclude Russia Today from all future marketing activity because we do not want to associate ourselves with the site.”The Telegraph approached the other companies for comment.Ofcom has previously upheld complaints lodged against RT for broadcasting misinformation. In 2015, the watchdog ruled that elements of an RT programme claiming the BBC had faked a chemical weapons attack in Syria were ”materially misleading”.According to an Ofcom report from April 2018 RT draws an average audience of 3,400 viewers in Britain at any given point during the day.Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Vladimir Putin’s regime, said: “RT is Putin’s main information war weapon against the West.”Any Western company who gives RT money through advertising is effectively subsidising Putin’s effort to subvert democracy and spread his criminal tentacles abroad. Those doing so should certainly be named and shamed, if not forbidden outright.”Previously RT has voiced its disagreement with Ofcom’s decision to investigate its news channel, describing itself as a “sacrificial political pawn” following accusations of broadcasting misinformation about the Skripal poisoning.   read more

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Putins main rival given suspended sentence now he cant run against the

first_img Short URL https://jrnl.ie/3230028 44 Comments Alexei Navalny Source: Ivan SekretarevRUSSIAN OPPOSITION LEADER Alexei Navalny was today found guilty of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence that threatens to end his bid to challenge President Vladimir Putin in a presidential poll next year.A judge in the provincial city of Kirov found the Kremlin critic and anti-corruption campaigner guilty at a trial that he insists was aimed at knocking him out of the election expected in March 2018.Navalny, 40, announced in December that he would run for president, with Putin widely expected to compete and win a fourth term despite not confirming his candidacy yet.Russian law bans people serving such a sentence from standing for office but Navalny — who shot to prominence at the head of mass protests against Putin in 2011-2012 — pledged to appeal the verdict and insisted he would keep on campaigning.“According to the constitution I have a full right to take part in the elections and I will do that,” Navalny said after the verdict.“I will continue to represent the interests of people who want to see Russia a normal, honest and non-corrupt country.”‘Gang of thieves’Navalny condemned the verdict as a “telegram from the Kremlin”.“Putin and his gang of thieves fear meeting us in elections,” he wrote on Twitter. “And they are right: we will win.”The court was holding a retrial after Navalny and his co-defendant, businessman Pyotr Ofitserov were convicted of alleged embezzlement in 2013. Source: Alexander ZemlianichenkoThey allegedly defrauded the Kirov regional budget of 16 million rubles ($270,000, 253,000 euros) in a timber deal when Navalny was working as an advisor to the governor.The European Court of Human Rights last year quashed the 2013 ruling, saying the men did not have a fair trial.But Russia’s supreme court then ordered that Navalny and Ofitserov face a retrial.The judge on Wednesday gave Navalny and Ofitserov exactly the same sentences as before and used almost identical wording in a ruling he read out over more than three hours.Navalny’s suspended sentence will run out in about 18 months as he already served most of the five years sentence prior to the retrial, his lawyer Olga Mikhailova told journalists.‘Big risk’ for PutinThe German foreign ministry voiced “concern” at the guilty verdict and insisted that Navalny “must continue to have the opportunity to participate in political life in Russia”.While Navalny insists he has enough legal avenues to overturn any ban on him running, the conviction should in theory now disqualify him from standing for president.If that happens it would eliminate the most prominent and eloquent representative of the marginalised opposition to Putin.The Kremlin has denied it is behind the case against Navalny, and Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected claims that Navalny’s possible exclusion would make the 2018 poll less legitimate.But political analyst Alexander Morozov said that letting Navalny stand would be too much of a “big risk” as Putin must eventually start casting an eye towards finding a potential successor.“Now the Kremlin only responds with police measures. Political dialogue is recognised as impossible,” Morozov wrote in a comment on the RBK news site.In a legal confusion that Navalny hopes to exploit, the Russian constitution says anyone who is not in prison can stand for election.Lawyer Vadim Kudryavtsev, who was not representing Navalny, told Kommersant FM radio that Navalny will be unable to stand if he loses his appeal, however.If Navalny then takes his case back to the ECHR he is likely to win and get the verdict annulled again, the lawyer added.After rising to fame with his fiery rhetoric at mass protests in Moscow Navalny finished runner-up to a Kremlin candidate in Moscow’s 2013 mayoral race with 27 percent of the vote, an unprecedented amount for such a fierce Putin critic.Navalny was allowed to compete in that race as he was appealing his first 2013 conviction.He later spent months under house arrest over another fraud case that saw his brother Oleg jailed in December 2014 for three and a half years as a co-defendant.The end of Navalny’s latest trial comes as another member of Russia’s marginalised opposition, Vladimir Kara-Murza, is in a coma with organ failure after suffering an “acute poisoning” last week, his wife said.So far there has been no confirmation of foul play over the incident, which comes two years after an earlier suspected poisoning nearly killed Kara-Murza.© – AFP, 2017Read: Scotland now split on independence; May says no need for second referendumRead: Three Irish people die in ‘tragic’ UK house fire Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Wednesday 8 Feb 2017, 10:39 PM Putin’s main rival given suspended sentence – now he can’t run against the president in the 2018 election Alexei Navalny was today convicted of embezzlement and given a five-year suspended sentence. 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Blair calls Independent Group a fightback against populismenthralled Labour

first_img Short URL By Gráinne Ní Aodha 12,875 Views Image: PA Wire/PA Images https://jrnl.ie/4513235 50 Comments Tuesday 26 Feb 2019, 8:42 AM Feb 26th 2019, 8:42 AM I know that still a very great number of people in the UK, and on the continent, as well as in Ireland, wish for a reversal of this decision… At the moment, the pro-Brexit stance of the UK Prime Minister, and the Leader of the Opposition, rules out this question. Share117 Tweet Email FORMER BRITISH PRIME Minister Tony Blair has said that resignations from Labour to form the Independent Group was a “fightback” against a populist surge.Speaking at the Niskanen Center Conference in Washington DC yesterday, Blair gave a speech to the think-tank event under the theme ‘Beyond Left and Right: Reviving Moderation in an Era of Crisis and Extremism’.During this speech, Blair said that “the Conservative Party membership is now morphing into something nationalistic and ideologically anti-Europe” – but also took aim at his own party, saying that “the Labour Party’s membership is in thrall to a populism of the left”. The running sore of the past two years has been the row over anti-Semitism with Jewish Labour MPs coming under sustained attack, a truly mind-boggling circumstance for a supposedly progressive political party to find itself in.He said that “both manifestations of populism exult in savage denunciation of those who disagree, especially within their own ranks”. Blair calls Independent Group a ‘fightback’ against ‘populism-enthralled’ Labour The former Labour leader said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”. But the point is, the fight is not lost. The fightback is underway within the two main parties and outside of them, where last week several MPs defected to form a new political grouping.Last week, nine Labour MPs including rising stars Luciana Berger, Chuka Umunna left the party; seven of them formed a new House of Commons grouping, called The Independent Group.Two days later three Tory MPs – Heidi Allen, Sarah Wollaston and Anna Soubry – also joined the grouping.In a Times/YouGov poll, weighted by likelihood to vote, 38% said they would vote for the Tory party, 26% said that they would vote for Labour, and The Independent Group has already gathered 14%.Labour’s People’s VoteLast night, the Labour party said that it was preparing to back an amendment for a second referendum on Brexit as part of efforts to avoid an no-deal scenario.Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been confused on whether to back a second Brexit vote; he previously said that he would, if it’s what his party wanted. In the same speech where Donald Tusk said there was “a special place in hell” for those that promoted Brexit without a plan on how to implement it, Tusk also made this comment: Today, there is no political force and no effective leadership for remain. I say this without satisfaction, but you can’t argue with the facts.Yesterday, Blair said that Brexit had plunged Britain into “the throes of an unparalleled political crisis”, and the result had led to a “bitter divide” around national identity.Blair said that the June 2016 referendum “provided the opportunity to protest”, adding that “populists who had long campaigned for their cause of leaving Europe combined their cause with those grievances”. Image: PA Wire/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Cancer de la prostate un virus comme nouveau traitement

first_imgCancer de la prostate : un virus comme nouveau traitement ?Canada – L’injection dans l’organisme d’un réovirus ciblerait et éliminerait les cellules cancéreuses. Ce virus stimulerait également le système immunitaire. Radio-Canada nous apprend qu’une avancée scientifique canadienne du Dr Don Morris et de son équipe du Centre Tom Baker de Calgary pourrait être à l’origine d’un traitement efficace du cancer de la prostate grâce à un simple virus. Dans un organisme sain, le réovirus est neutralisé afin d’éviter sa multiplication. Mais lorsqu’il se trouve dans des cellules cancéreuses, il se multiplie et provoque la destruction des cellules malsaines.Six patients atteints du cancer de la prostate ont déjà reçu les injections de ce virus et les résultats semblent probants. Contrairement aux thérapies lourdes comme la chimiothérapie et les radiations, le réovirus ne provoque pas d’effets secondaires. Il ne déclenche tout au plus que de légères infections respiratoires et une diarrhée dans les cas les plus extrêmes.Ce virus que l’on peut trouver dans notre environnement habituel pourrait bien faire avancer à grands pas la recherche sur le cancer. Son efficacité est en effet déjà testée sur les cancers du pancréas, du sein ou encore de l’ovaire mais elle ne l’avait encore jamais été sur celui de la prostate.Le 12 mars 2010 à 15:01 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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HBO Max Is Your Next Streaming TV Service

first_imgStay on target Watch: Bill Gates Reveals His Worst Fear in Netflix Docuseries TrailerPlex Enters The Streaming Service Wars With Cable-Style Bundle Here’s a TV conspiracy theory for you. Apparently one of the reasons why the final season of Game of Thrones ended being such an abbreviated disappointing mess was due to ongoing shake-ups at HBO’s parent company WarnerMedia as they prepare their own streaming service. Resources needed to shift from the expensive show to build something capable of taking on Netflix and Disney+. This is also why the cool but niche DC Universe streaming app seems like it’s on its way out.We don’t know if those rumors are true. But what is true is that WarnerMedia is launching a streaming TV service. And now we know the first details of HBO Max.As the name implies, HBO Max takes the content of the premium TV channel we all know and love and supersizes it with shows from across the WarnerMedia entertainment empire. So not just Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies but also programming from Warner Bros., New Line, DC Entertainment, CNN, TNT, TBS, truTV, The CW, Turner Classic Movies, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Crunchyroll, Rooster Teeth, and Looney Tunes. It’s a lot.Greg Berlanti and Reese Witherspoon are both producing original films for the service, but HBO Max’s nostalgia trump card is the entire back catalog classic sitcoms The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Friends. Netflix infamously paid $100 million to keep Friends on the service in 2019. But that deal is up once HBO Max launches in spring 2020. It’s The Office all over again.For more on streaming check out the best media streaming devices and learn more about the huge ongoing streaming service wars on our sister site PCMag.com.View as: One Page Slides1/201. So many streaming TV services to choose from. Where do you start?2. Netflix is still arguably the biggest name in streaming TV.3. Although it no longer has a free option, Hulu is a great streaming TV service that is worth paying for.4. From buying to renting to subscribing to individual channels, Amazon offers a bevy of streaming TV options.5. YouTube Red subscribers can watch original shows from streaming stars, but YouTube TV lets you watch actual live TV.6. Hook up a Slingbox and watch the cable and live TV you’re already paying for anywhere.7. You have to buy channels in bulk and still deal with commercials, but with DirecTV Now you get the real live TV experience delivered through streaming.8. Crunchyroll is the best anime streaming service if you’re all about subtitles.9. If dubs are more your thing, Funimation Now is the anime streaming service for you.10. If you want to stream shows and documentaries that actually teach you something, go with CuriosityStream.11. AMC Premiere just focuses on current AMC shows, but for Walking Dead super fans that might be enough.12. With Boomerang, tons of retro cartoons, from Looney Tunes to Scooby-Doo, can all come back to you13. FuboTV may be the escape from cable that sports fans are looking for. It’s pricey, but being able to easily stream live sports and more from dozens of channels with only one subscription might very well be worth it.14. Brown Sugar has all of the classic Blaxploitation movies you could want and then some. It’s niche, but it’s one of the most impressive niche libraries we’ve seen. 15. For the true cinephile, FilmStruck has a large collection of classic films from all eras and countries, including movies from the Criterion Collection.16. CollegeHumor’s Dropout provides premium streaming online laughs.17. DC Universe offers live-action adaptations of less familiar superheroes, like Doom Patrol.18. Along with presenting streaming services like Netflix and Sling through one box, Dish AirTV also lets you watch local over-the-air channels with an additional installation.19. Get a streaming media device to enjoy these services on your TV. Our favorite is the Amazon Fire Stick.20.last_img read more

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Robson Rashford needs to improve his finishing skills

first_imgManchester United forward Marcus Rashford needs to improve his finishing skills and increase his goal tally irrespective of his position on the pitch, according to Club legend Bryan Robson.Rashford, who turned 21 on Wednesday, has managed to muster one goal in seven Premier League appearances and failed to deliver in the game against Everton.Robson was pleased with the improvement in Rashford’s strength and stamina but said the England international had to improve other aspects of his game, according to Reuters.Marcus Rashford, Jose Mourinho, Manchester UnitedRashford aims a dig at Mourinho in Solskjaer comparison Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Marcus Rashford believes Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may be “a bit more understanding” than his predecessor Jose Mourinho.“The only thing I’d like to see is his finishing being that little bit better, where we get Marcus up to 20 or 30 goals in a season, whether he’s playing out wide or through the middle,” Robson, who spent 13 years at United, told the club website.“He’s adapted well because he has been playing wide as a player for quite some time now. But it educates you as a player and Marcus is going the right way to be a top-class player for Manchester United over the years ahead,” the 61-year-old added.last_img read more

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SoccerCity opens campaign headquarters in Kearny Mesa

first_img Steve Bosh September 4, 2018 Posted: September 4, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Updated: 11:40 AMcenter_img Steve Bosh, 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 SettingsMISSION VALLEY (KUSI) – SoccerCity has opened its new campaign headquarters in Kearny Mesa.It will run a multi-million dollar campaign in competition with SDSU West for control of the Mission Valley stadium site.SoccerCity’s campaign will include reaching out to City of San Diego voters via text, email, knocking on doors in all neighborhoods, radio, and TV advertising. They will use all means available to educate voters about what is at stake.This November, voters will make the final choice to choose the SoccerCity, SDSU West, or neither initiative.KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the details. SoccerCity opens campaign headquarters in Kearny Mesalast_img read more

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Veterans memorial dedicated in Ridgefield

first_imgVeterans show their pride at Vancouver ceremonyRIDGEFIELD — In a show of community pride, an estimated 250 people stood in continuous rain for the Veterans Day dedication of the Ridgefield Veterans Memorial.The five-column memorial contains the names of Ridgefield-area troops who gave their lives in combat, from the Spanish-American War to this day.“They gave all of their tomorrows so we can have ours,” said Bob Ford, adjutant of Ridgefield Post 44 of the American Legion.Even the World War II dog Tubby of Ridgefield has his name engraved on a column. He died serving in Guam in World War II. Each 10.5-foot column is topped with a flag representing each branch of the service.Ford called more than two dozen people up front to be recognized for their effort to bring the memorial to the Ridgefield Fire Department station on North Third Avenue. The idea was proposed three years ago to replace the former veterans memorial.“This was a community of Ridgefield project,” Ford said.Post Commander Bruce Crockett, a Vietnam veteran, was the leader of the project. Volunteers and donated materials meant the $40,000 project cost about $8,700. Bricks are available to anyone for purchase and will be placed behind the memorial. Price is $100.He noted four columns contain the names of the war dead. One column is reserved for a three-part motto:To be born free is an accident.To live free is a privilege.To die free is our responsibility.Mayor Ron Onslow thanked veterans, including many who wore their colors at the service.“They never stop serving,” Onslow said, noting that veterans are civic-minded.last_img read more

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New Luxury Cali Mag to Launch in November

first_imgIn November, Jolie Adams, co-founder of the Riviera Magazines serving Orange County and San Diego, will launch Bask, a quarterly luxury living title covering Southern California. Although backed by real estate firm Surterre Properties, the magazine won’t focus on real estate but fashion, shopping, travel, dining, golf culture sustainability and philanthropy (or “luxury with perspective”). Bask will be distributed by direct mail to select addresses, as well as racking at select retailers and restaurants and on newsstands. The magazine claims it will reach “more than 150,000 readers.” Most recently, Jolie served as associate publisher of M Magazine, a luxury real estate title focused on Orange County. “We are thrilled to break new ground for readers and advertisers in this new era of balanced luxury living,” she says in a statement.last_img read more

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Shawsheen Tech School Committees Robert Peterson Sr Endorses

first_imgDear Editor,It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter in support of Greg Bendel in his candidacy for re-election to the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Wilmington. I have known Greg personally for the last 13 years, and I cannot speak highly enough about his integrity and his commitment to the Town of Wilmington.For the past three years, Greg Bendel has done an outstanding job in his capacity as a member of the Board of Selectmen. During this time, Greg has always done the right thing, be it popular or not. Greg has resisted pressure to vote in a certain way, or to take a certain position, in an effort to allow the process to follow its own course. Greg Bendel is a strong believer in the process and a stronger believer that, in the end, the process will insure that things will turn out the way they are supposed to. I am impressed with Greg Bendel’s positions on many of the issues facing the Town of Wilmington today, and I am impressed that his conscience and his convictions have allowed him to be true to himself, and to the residents of Wilmington, even when those positions have differed from many around him.I watched Greg Bendel last week on the candidates’ debate on WCTV, and I was impressed with his poise, his answers to some very difficult questions, and, most importantly, I was impressed with his vision for Wilmington. Greg Bendel is a young man who has a vision for this town, and he will not be deterred until his vision is fulfilled.As an elected member of the Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational School Committee for the past 24 years, I have also had the privilege, and the pleasure, of working with Greg in his capacities as a teacher and a coach.  Greg Bendel is held in high esteem at Shawsheen for his dedication to his work, his students, and for the enthusiasm that he brings to the classroom, and the basketball court, on a daily basis.  Greg Bendel is a man that I would want to be teaching, and coaching, my child. We are truly fortunate to have his professionalism and his dedication at Shawsheen Tech.Greg Bendel’s commitment to the Town of Wilmington does not begin, or end, with his duties as a member of the Board of Selectmen. Before being elected as a selectman, Greg was, and remains, an active member of the Wilmington Knights of Columbus. Greg was also an enthusiastic and active member of the Wilmington 4.0 Campaign Committee, which helped to promote the new Wilmington High School.  In addition to these matters, Greg runs several community basketball camps for children in Wilmington, and is very active in Local Heroes. Prior to his election as a selectman, Greg was also a five year member of the Wilmington Housing Authority, having served as its Chairman in 2014.In short, Greg Bendel is exactly what I am looking for in choosing a candidate for the Board of Selectman. He is a diligent, honest, hardworking and committed to representing each and every one of us.Please join with me in voting for Greg Bendel on Saturday, April 27, 2019.Sincerely,Attorney Robert G. Peterson, Sr.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… RelatedSELECTMEN RACE: Greg Bendel Holds Successful Campaign Rally With Positive MessageIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: Board Supports Fire & Police Substation In North Wilmington; Town To Vote On Project In April 2020?In “Government”A VOTER’S GUIDE To Selectman Candidate Greg BendelIn “Government”last_img read more

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Uniforms IDs handed over to auto drivers

first_imgAllwyn Colony: Corporator Dodla Venkatesh Goud on Friday advised auto drivers to follow traffic regulations, including wearing of uniform and operating autos with responsibility. He was speaking after distributing uniforms and ID cards to several auto drivers in the Yellammabanda area in Allwyn Colony division in cooperation with auto union president Chand Bhai. Goud financed the uniforms. Among those present were traffic CI Narsing Rao, area committee members Shoukath Ali and Munna, union leaders Samad, Fareed, Shakil and Fazal.last_img read more

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Three superEarth exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Three ‘super-Earth’ exoplanets orbiting nearby star discovered (2017, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-super-earth-exoplanets-orbiting-nearby-star.html Kepler is the most prolific planet-hunting telescope. The spacecraft has discovered more than 2,300 exoplanets to date. After the failure of its two reaction wheels in 2013, the mission was repurposed as K2 to perform high-precision photometry of selected fields in the ecliptic. Since then, the revived Kepler spacecraft has detected nearly 160 extrasolar worlds.Now, a team of astronomers led by Joseph Rodriguez of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, reports the finding of three new exoplanets from the data provided by K2. The Kepler spacecraft observed GJ 9827 from December 2016 to March 2017, during its Campaign 12. These observations allowed the team to discover that this nearby late K-type dwarf star is orbited by three alien worlds. The newly found planets were classified as “super-Earths” as they have masses higher than Earth’s but lower than that of Solar System’s gas giants.”In this paper, we present the discovery of three transiting planets orbiting the nearby star GJ 9827 using data from the K2 mission,” the researchers wrote in the paper.Located some 100 light years away from the Earth, GJ 9827 is a bright star of spectral type K6V. It has a radius of about 0.63 solar radii and is approximately 15 percent less massive than our Sun. The scientists found that the star is circled by three planets, designated GJ 9827 b, c and d, located about 0.02, 0.04 and 0.06 AU from the host respectively.According to the paper, GJ 9827 b has a radius of 1.64 Earth radii but its precise mass remains uncertain. The researchers estimate that its mass should be between 3.5 and 4.26 Earth masses. The planet orbits its parent star in approximately 1.21 days and has an equilibrium temperature of 1,119 K.With a radius of 1.29 Earth radii and an estimated mass of about 2.5 Earth masses, GJ 9827 c is smallest and less massive planets of the newly discovered trio. The exoplanet has an equilibrium temperature of 774 K and an orbital period of 3.65 days.GJ 9827 d is about two times larger than the Earth and at least five times as massive as our planet. This alien world has an equilibrium temperature of 648 K and it takes it 6.2 days to fully orbit its host star.The new discovery reported by Rodriguez’s team makes GJ 9827 the closest exoplanet host discovered by K2 mission to date. The star’s proximity and brightness as well as similarity in the size of planets make the system an excellent target for further atmospheric studies. The scientists hope that future space observatories like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) could provide important insights about atmospheric properties of the three newly discovered extrasolar worlds. (Top) The full K2 light curve of GJ 9827 from Campaign 12, corrected for systematics using the technique described in Vanderburg & Johnson (2014) and Vanderburg et al. (2016b). (Middle) The corrected K2 lightcurve with best-fit low frequency variability removed. (Bottom) Phase folded K2 light curves of GJ 9827 b, c. and d. The observations are plotted in open black circles, and the best fit models are plotted in red. Credit: Rodriguez et al., 2017. (Phys.org)—NASA’s prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2, has made another significant discovery, revealing the existence of three new exoplanets. The newly found alien worlds circle the nearby star GJ 9827 and were classified as “super-Earths.” The finding is presented in a paper published Sept. 6 on arXiv.org. Explore further More information: A System of Three Super Earths Transiting the Late K-Dwarf GJ 9827 at Thirty Parsecs, arXiv:1709.01957 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1709.01957AbstractWe report the discovery of three small transiting planets orbiting GJ 9827, a bright (K = 7.2) nearby late K-type dwarf star. GJ 9827 hosts a 1.64+0.22−0.20 R⊕ super Earth on a 1.2 day period, a 1.29+0.17−0.16 R⊕ super Earth on a 3.6 day period, and a 2.08+0.28−0.26 R⊕ super Earth on a 6.2 day period. The radii of the planets transiting GJ 9827 span the transition between predominantly rocky and gaseous planets, and GJ 9827 b and c fall in or close to the known gap in the radius distribution of small planets between these populations. At a distance of ∼30 parsecs, GJ 9827 is the closest exoplanet host discovered by K2 to date, making these planets well-suited for atmospheric studies with the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. The GJ 9827 system provides a valuable opportunity to characterize interior structure and atmospheric properties of coeval planets spanning the rocky to gaseous transition. © 2017 Phys.org Astronomers discover two ‘warm Jupiter’ exoplanets orbiting distant starslast_img read more

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Morcha chief takes jibe at Ahluwalias Bhumi Putra remark

first_imgDarjeeling: A statement from SS Ahluwalia, Union Minister of State and Darjeeling Member of Parliament, has drawn flak from political outfits in the Hills.With elections round the corner most of the hill political parties have demanded that “Bhumi Putra” (son of the soil) or local candidates be fielded from the Darjeeling constituency. Reacting to this Ahluwalia on Thursday had said the term Bhumi Putra should be defined clearly. “He said whosoever were demanding Bhumi Putra candidates are themselves from Nepal,” said Binoy Tamang, President, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseIncidentally, Ahluwalia, a BJP candidate, had been fielded from Darjeeling in 2014. Backed by the GJM, he had won the elections. “We will seek legal recourse. MP Ahluwalia has to prove his allegations. When we supported him he won by nearly 2 lakh votes. At that time why had he not questioned where his supporters and voters are from? He has to take back his statement and seek apology,” said Tamang. Tamang said with this statement both Ahluwalia and the BJP have been exposed. “All the Gorkhas residing throughout India should condemn this statement. All Hill political parties and non-political Gorkha organisations throughout India should launch protests,” Tamang said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Hills witnessed widespread protests and an effigy of SS Ahluwalia was torched. Reacting to this, Ahluwalia said his statements had been misinterpreted. He said his statement has been directed at two persons. “One whose father joined the British Army based on his Nepali citizenship and the other who was working in Dubai till a few years ago on a Nepali passport. Can we call them son of the soil? asked Ahluwalia. Tamang, whose father had served in the British Army was quick to react to this. “My father joined the British army from Jalapahar, Darjeeling, in 1952 as in 1890, Gorkha Recruiting Depot was established at Ghoom (Darjeeling) for recruitment of Nepalese from the Eastern Nepal and also for Indian Gorkhas from Darjeeling. My grandparents and my father hail from Bloomfield tea garden, Dali in Darjeeling. MP Ahluwalia can visit my place and see for himself where my grandparents are buried. His statement is an insult to all the Gorkha jawans serving the nation and the Gorkha ex-servicemen of the British army. His party has always viewed the Gorkhas merely as a vote bank. And it’s high time that the Gorkhas understand this bitter truth,” Tamang said.last_img read more

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How Much Ink Is Left in That Dead Cartridge

first_img Brought to you by PCWorld 13 min read December 2, 2008 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. You’ve probably had this experience: Your printer tells you it’s time to change the cartridge, but you dismiss the message and keep printing. Days or weeks later, you’re still using the same cartridge and thinking to yourself that rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated.Or perhaps your printer simply shuts down when it decides you’ve gone deep enough into its ink well, refusing to operate until you replace the cartridge, though you suspect there’s plenty of ink left.PC World decided to do some real lab testing on this issue; and the results confirm what you may have suspected: Many manufacturer-branded (OEM) and third-party (aftermarket) vendor cartridges leave a startling amount of ink unused when they read empty. In fact, some inkjet printers force users to replace black ink cartridges when the cartridge is nearly half full, PC World has found. Check out our video that accompanies this story.OverviewWe tested using multifunction printers from four major manufacturers: Canon, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, and Kodak. (For the top-rated models, see our chart of top-rated multifunction printers.) PC World Test Center results show that models from Canon, Epson, and Kodak reported ink cartridges as being empty when in some cases the tanks had 40 percent of their black ink remaining.The quantity of unused ink ranged from about 8 percent in an Epson-brand cartridge to a whopping 45 percent in an aftermarket cartridge for a Canon printer. After posting low-ink warnings, those printers wouldn’t let us resume printing until we inserted a new cartridge.Our test printers typically left more unused ink–in some cases significantly more–when using third-party or aftermarket print cartridges than when using the printer manufacturer’s own cartridges.When using ink their own manufacturer’s cartridges, the printers displayed several low-ink warning messages before finally shutting down due to low ink. Our HP printer, the Photosmart C5280, was the only one that continued to print even after displaying several low-ink messages, and those messages appeared only when we used an HP print cartridge. When we paired the C5280 with an aftermarket cartridge from LD Products, the printer provided no low-ink warning at all.It’s important to note that our results show the performance of a clutch of single printers, each paired with just one cartridge. Since OEMs and their aftermarket competitors sell dozens of ink cartridges for a wide variety of printer models, you should consider our results as a kind of snapshot of the way each particular unit deals with “remaining ink.” Why So Much Leftover Ink?There are valid reasons for not draining an ink cartridge completely, printing experts say. “Many inks, if they run dry, can cause significant damage to the printer,” says Brian Hilton, a senior staff engineer at the Rochester Institute of Technology who holds 29 inkjet patents. “You always want to leave a buffer in the tank so that the printer never runs dry. There should always be a factor of safety included.”Other observers point out that the quantity of leftover ink is often only a few milliliters. “Printers have generally become more efficient over the years,” says Andy Lippman, a printing analyst with Lyra Research. “In the past, you might have seen 40 milliliters of ink in the black cartridge. Today you’re going to get the same amount of pages out of 7 or 8 milliliters.”Other people, however–both journalists and independent researchers–have reported very different experiences with ink cartridges. Judging from these findings, printer owners are probably throwing away a lot of usable ink. And that’s a problem, when you consider how expensive the precious fluid is. An average black-ink cartridge contains 8 milliliters of ink and costs about $10 which translates into a cost of $1.25 per milliliter (or more horrifyingly, $1250 per liter).Liquid Gold? If you bought a gallon of the stuff over the life of your printer, you’d have paid about $4731 for a liquid that one aftermarket vendor told us was “cheap” to make. For some perspective, gasoline costs about $3 per gallon (at the moment), while a gallon of Beluga caviar (imagined as a liquid) costs about $18,000–surprisingly, only about four times as expensive as good old printer ink.”I personally think that consumers are getting ripped off,” says Steve Pociask, president of the American Consumer Institute, a nonprofit educational and research institute in Washington, D.C. Pociask recently coauthored a 50-page study on the ink jet printer and cartridge market. “In some cases, we found that [the price of] the printer could be 1/8 of the total cost of printing,” says Pociask. “Over the life of the printer–and by that I mean three years–you can easily spend $800 for the printer and ink.”How We Tested We researched both online and brick-and-mortar tech outlets to find printers that are being used now by high numbers of consumers. We didn’t test color inks because that would have introduced too many variables that might skew the results. For instance, some printers use separate cartridges for each ink, while others use single, tricolor cartridges. A standardized test might not drain the colors evenly, which might give one printer an unfair advantage.Tony Leung, Senior Data Analyst in the PC World Test Center, weighed each black ink cartridge (to an accuracy of 0.001 gram) to determine the cartridge’s initial weight. We then printed pages until the printer, in response to the low level of ink in the cartridge, prevented us from continuing.When each printer stopped printing, we removed and weighed its black ink cartridge to determine the cartridge’s out-of-ink weight. Then we removed all of the remaining ink from the cartridge (including the small sponges found in some cartridges), put the cartridge on the scale again, and measured it’s true-empty weight.This method allowed us to identify the weight of the ink when the cartridge was full, when the printer announced that it was empty, and when it truly was empty.Using this method, here’s what we found…CanonWe tested Canon’s Pixma MP610 multifunction printer with black ink cartridges from Canon and from G&G, an aftermarket brand owned by Ninestar Image. The differences in performance between the OEM ink and the aftermarket ink were striking. With the Canon cartridge installed, the printer stopped printing when 24 percent of the ink remained in the tank. Specifically, the full tank of ink weighed 27.333 grams, and the unused ink in the tank at nominal empty weighed 6.459 grams.Canon didn’t dispute our results, but the company pointed out that its printers do allow users to print after the initial low-ink warning. “There are typically a series of warnings before the ink is out, alerting users to ink status,” spokesperson Kevin McCarthy wrote in an e-mail message. (We calculated the remaining ink weight at the point when the printer actually shut down, which was after the preliminary warnings appeared.)When equipped with the aftermarket G&G cartridge, the Canon printer shut down with nearly 45 percent of the ink left. The full tank of ink weighed 27.320 grams, and its remaining ink weighed 12.277 grams.G&G responded by running its own tests with a different Canon printer, the Pixma iX4000. (The vendor says the model that the PC World Test Center used wasn’t available in its workshop at the time of testing.)G&G told us that it tested three of its color cartridges–magenta, blue, and yellow–and found that the amount of residual ink ranged from 5.5 percent (for yellow) to 17 percent (for magenta). (Again, PC World limited its testing to black ink cartridges only.) Canon declined to comment on our test findings with the G&G print cartridge.EpsonWith an Epson black-ink cartridge installed, the Epson RX680 printer shut down with just over 8 percent of its ink remaining. The weight of the ink in the full cartridge was 11.700 grams; the weight of the residual ink at printer shutdown was 0.969 gram. In an e-mail response to PC World, an Epson spokesperson wrote: “Eight percent remaining ink measured in your testing is a normal amount. This reserve assures print quality and printer reliability.”But the story was quite different when we printed pages on the RX680 using an aftermarket cartridge from LD Products. This time the printer shut down with a whopping 41 percent of the ink still in the tank. The full quantity of ink weighed 12.293 grams; the unused ink weighed 5.0005 grams.Why the huge gap between OEM and aftermarket? “Epson cartridges have an ink-level sensor to more accurately report ink levels, and to reduce the amount of ink in the safety reserve,” the company spokesperson wrote. Third-party products don’t have these sensors, according to Epson, and the printer manufacturer “cannot guarantee the performance, quality or longevity of these cartridges.”LD Products has a different theory. “The ink itself is cheap, so we refill to more than the original level,” says Ben Chafetz, vice president of marketing for LD Products. The Epson printer bases its low-ink message on the printing capacity of the OEM cartridge, but since the LD cartridge contains considerably more ink than the OEM version, it is bound to have more ink remaining when the printer shuts down, according to Chafetz. In other words, if Epson supplies enough ink in its cartridge for 120 pages plus a margin of error, say, while LD adds enough ink to print 200 pages, and if the Epson printer shuts off at 120 pages anyway, the percentage of leftover ink in the LD cartridge will be considerably higher than in the Epson cartridge.Chafetz points out that regardless of the percentage of unused (and unusable) ink in the nominally empty cartridges, the page yields of the LD Products cartridges and the high-capacity Epson cartridges should be the same. (Note: PC World didn’t test page yields in this study.)Hewlett-Packard Testing the HP printer was difficult because HP takes an unusual approach toward diminishing ink supplies in its cartridges: The HP Photosmart C5280 multifunction printer we tested didn’t shut down as ink levels approached exhaustion. With an OEM cartridge installed, the printer displayed warning messages as the ink level dropped, but it never forced us to replace the cartridge.As a result, we continued printing until the pages began showing telltale signs of low ink, such as banded text. The HP printer will continue to print until the cartridge is completely dry–but since the print heads are part of the cartridge in HP’s design, running out of ink does not damage other parts of the printer.When using an aftermarket cartridge from LD Products, the C5280 failed to post any low-ink warnings–either on our test computer or on the printer console. Does that mean HP’s warning system works only with house-brand cartridges? Not necessarily, but HP suggests that you are better off with its OEM cartridges. “Most aftermarket cartridges do not signal ‘low-on-ink’ alerts, giving customers no advance warning that ink is running low,” wrote HP spokesperson Katie Neal in an e-mail message.LD Products’ Chafetz disagrees. He says that LD’s Photosmart C5280-compatible products are actually refurbished and refilled HP cartridges. One possible explanation for the lack of a low-ink warning is that the printer wasn’t reading the refurbished cartridge’s chip code correctly, he says.Chafetz says that the results from PC World’s tests mark the first time that LD Products’ technicians have heard of their cartridges’ not posting a low-ink warning.KodakThe Kodak EasyShare 5300 was the only printer that lasted longer with an aftermarket cartridge than it did with the manufacturer’s cartridge. Equipped with a Kodak cartridge, this printer shut down with 43 percent of the ink remaining. Its full quantity of ink weighed 16.857 grams, and its unused ink after shutdown weighed 7.272 grams.Kodak doesn’t dispute our findings, but the company argues that our results don’t tell the whole story. Roderick Eslinger, Kodak technical marketing manager, says that Kodak’s in-house tests in 2007 indicated that 65 percent of its cartridge ink was used for consumer printing, while 35 percent was used to “protect/maintain optimal Kodak printer performance and document quality.” Eslinger says that the remaining ink is “already factored into our industry advertising claims for consumers, and that Kodak cartridges offer “low costs and high quality yields as compared to competitors.”With a G&G cartridge, the Kodak printer shut down with 36 percent of the ink remaining in the tank. The leftover ink weighed 5.360 grams. Kodak chose not to comment on the aftermarket results.Watch the Page YieldSome vendors and analysts advise consumers to make sure that they get the correct page yield (the total number of pages produced with a single cartridge), rather than focusing on the amount of ink left unused in a cartridge that must be discarded. “This is the most reliable way to understand the life of a cartridge, rather than the amount of ink, or what might be left over,” says Lippman.But vendor page-yield estimates don’t always match reality, as we discovered when testing printers for another PC World article, “Cheap Ink: Will It Cost You?” Using a different set of OEM cartridges and printers, we found that one HP black cartridge exceed its projected page yield (810 printed vs. 660 projected), while page yields from Epson and Kodak cartridges fell short of expectations. Specifically, Epson printed just 209 pages, far less than the 335 pages the company estimated it would produce; and Kodak generated 480 pages versus a projected page count of 540. (For a slide show comparing the quality of prints made with the two kinds of ink, see “Head-to-Head: Printer Manufacturers’ Ink vs. Cheap Third-Party Ink.”)Page yields aside, we have yet to hear a satisfactory and persuasive explanation from a vendor as to why so many printer cartridges leave so much ink behind. Even if the waste amount is only a few milliliters, that unused liquid could have printed a lot of pages.PC World’s Tips for Saving Money on PrintingFor additional advice on reducing the cost of running your inkjet printer, see “The Cheapskate’s Guide to Printing,” “Save Money on Inkjet Printer Ink,” and “How to Spend Less on Printing and Get Better Results.”An earlier three-part PC World series on the subjects of counterfeit name-brand inks (“Bogus Ink Stink”), third-party ink quality (“Cheap Ink Probed”), and high ink-cartridge prices (“Why Do Ink Cartridges Cost So Much?”) provides valuable historical background and additional test results for various ink cartridges. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Register Now »last_img read more

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BoC defendants cannot be let off in same way as in prior

first_imgThe context considered in a pretrial motion that got two former bank executives acquitted of market manipulation charges cannot apply to other defendants, the Nicosia criminal court said on Wednesday, upholding the position of the attorney-general in the third case brought by the state against Bank of Cyprus (BoC) executives.The defence argued that the previous context of events was binding for the state, as was the fact that the defendants had testified or had been called to testify as prosecution witnesses in the two previous criminal cases against the lender and its executives.In a decision that was later upheld by the supreme court, the criminal court acquitted former BoC executives Andreas Eliades and Yiannis Kypri of charges relating to alleged market manipulation by falsifying the lender’s 2010 annual report.They were accused of conspiring to reclassify the bank’s holdings in Greek bonds – with an effective date of April 1, 2010 – with intent to defraud investors.The bonds were reclassified in a manner as to indicate the bank had suffered fewer losses than it actually did, conveying a better picture overall of the lender’s financials.In turn, this resulted in the stock value being listed higher than it would otherwise have been – a move which state prosecutors believe is tantamount to market manipulation.The prosecution asserted that the date on a document containing the minutes of a meeting of the BoC Group’s Assets and Liabilities Committee (ALCO) of April 7, 2010 had been altered.The December 14, 2018 decision followed a pretrial motion by the defence, which argued that the charges shared the same foundation as two previous cases regarding BoC in which the two executives had been acquitted.The case continues for Christis Hadjimitsis, Nicolas Karidas, Christodoulos Patsalides, Eliza Livadiotou and Despina Kyriakidou.Following the recent supreme court decision to uphold the verdict, the defence had expressed its intention to raise the same pretrial motion.Attorney-general Costas Clerides argued that the facts of that case had only been made admissible for the purposes of the Eliades-Kypri motion exclusively and were not binding.The court said Wednesday the facts of that case were not binding for the prosecution since they only concerned hearing the motion in question.“We agree with the position of the attorney-general,” the court said, noting its concern over the possibility of further delays in hearing the substance of the case because of the absence of an agreed new framework of events.The case continues on July 24.You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityEarthquake coverage that comes with optionsCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoIcePopMan Notices A Strange Hole In This Lake, So He Gets A Drone, Flies It Inside And Captures ThisIcePopUndo Authorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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