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Paving Project Scheduled for Colchester County

first_imgDrivers in the Bible Hill area will soon be travelling on smoother, stronger pavement thanks to a road-paving tender announced by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The tender is for repaving on nine streets in Bible Hill and Colchester County for a total distance of 6.8 kilometres. The streets are Rhyland Drive, Maple Boulevard, Scenic Drive, and Hillcrest Avenue in Bible Hill, as well as Evergreen Drive, East Prince Street, Spruce Drive, Hill Street, and William Street in Colchester County. “These roads are important to local residents and it’s important that we bring them back to top shape,” said Angus MacIsaac, Minister of Transportation and Public Works. “The province is investing $177-million in road paving this year.” The Department of Transportation and Public Works’ highways division manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in Nova Scotia. It maintains 4,100 bridges and operates seven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from district offices in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro, and Sydney.last_img read more

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Train carrying water from Jolarpettai arrives in parched Chennai

first_imgChennai: A train carrying 2.5 million litres of water arrived in Chennai, which has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months, officials said Friday.The train with 50 tank wagons (BTPN), carrying 50,000 litres of water in each of them from Jolarpettai in Tamil Nadu’s Vellore district, reached the filling station at the Integral Coach Factory Yard in Villivakkam Friday afternoon. Around 100 inlet pipes installed near the railway tracks would be used to discharge 2.5 million litres of water in all the wagons to be sent to a treatment plant after passing through a conduit, an official of Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board said. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”After treatment it would be sent for distribution. This arrangement has been made for the next six months until the (advent of the) north-east monsoon,” the official said. The train was supposed to reach Chennai on Thursday, but leakages in the valves led to the delay. Jolarpettai is 217 km away from the southern metropolis. All the arrangements took around 20 days of time to complete. The initiative would be formally inaugurated by Tamil Nadu Ministers later in the day, the official said. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedChennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past few months. The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run dry. The Tamil Nadu government had earlier requested the railways to help them ferry the water to the city. Earlier, Chief Minister K Palaniswami had announced mitigating Chennai’s water woes by getting drinking water supplied from Jolarpettai with an allocation of Rs 65 crore.last_img read more

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Polls in only 15 pc Panchayat seats in Tripura on Saturday

first_imgAgartala: The three-tier panchayat elections in Tripura will be held in only 15 per cent of the total seats on Saturday as 85 per cent seats have already been won by the ruling BJP unopposed. While the Congress and the CPI(M) have accused BJP- backed goons of preventing opposition candidates from filing nominations, the saffron party has said the opposition parties failed to find nominees. “Elections will be held in 833 gram panchayat seats, 82 panchayat samiti seats and 79 zilla parishad seats,” SEC Secretary Prasenjjit Bhattacharya told PTI on Friday. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ There are a total of 6,111 gram panchayat seats, 419 panchayat samiti seats and 116 zilla parishad seats in Tripura. The SEC official said the BJP has won 5,652 seats of the total 6,646 gram panchayat, panchayat samity and zilla parishad seats unopposed. Ballot papers will be used in the polling which will be held between 7 am and 4 pm. Votes will be counted on July 31. Tight security arrangements are in place and 1172 of 1848 polling booths have been identified as sensitive, a senior police officer said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K Over 6,000 Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel and 17 companies of BSF and CRPF would be deployed, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Arindam Nath said. The DIG said that 18 cases of poll violence have been registered in the state so far. While CPI(M), in a statement, said 121 of their candidates were forced to withdraw their nomination papers, state Congress vice-president Tapas Dey said 124 of their nominees were compelled to take back their nominations. BJP spokesperson Nabendu Bhattacharya denied the charges saying said candidates of the opposition parties did not file nomination as they have ‘lost their support base’.last_img read more

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Colonization forced Yale First Nation to sign deal with Kinder Morgan says

first_imgHansen used portions of the Kinder Morgan money to hire qualified staff that could help his administration that has led to better housing.He said Yale wouldn’t be hurt if the pipeline deal fell through and that’s what many are beginning to think may happen with Trudeau having to recently offer to pay and pass new law to get it built after Kinder Morgan gave a May 31 deadline to ensure the project can go ahead. His government also hasn’t ruled out using force to get the pipeline in the ground as it is faced with fierce opposition by Indigenous land protectors and cities, like Burnaby and Vancouver.There’s also the matter court cases, like the judicial review that is expected to have a decision soon and involves several First Nations, including Coldwater that is about an hour north of Yale.Their brothers and sisters over at Lower Nicola Indian Band also have a deal with Kinder Morgan but it’s conditional.Chief Aaron Sumexheltza said his council will decide within the next month or two whether to accept it. Members narrowly accepted to sign a deal with Kinder Morgan just over a year ago. Of 964 eligible voters only 187 cast a ballot.Sumexheltza said while he and his council have concerns for the environment and the salmon, he’s had other concerns.“Regardless of what happens, whether it goes ahead or not we don’t want to be left behind,” he said.Meanwhile, the man who drafted section 35 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the section that every Indigenous person is affected by, said Indigenous rights are being left out of the debate between Trudeau and the British Columbia government.“The sleeper behind this is the First Nations rights,” said Jack Woodward. “Mainly we are talking about section 35 rights.”He said there are treaty rights, as well as Aboriginal rights and title.“All three are at play with respect to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion,” he said.He said those rights are greater than the debate between Canada and provinces.And could stop the project in its tracks.N2n@aptn.ca Nation to NationWhen Ken Hansen was elected as chief of Yale First Nation three and half years ago he immediately had a financial gun to his head.Hansen said his nation was broke and on the brink of third-party management.So he had two choices.Take a deal with Kinder Morgan and use that money to maybe lift his community out of poverty. It would be just enough, he said, to buy him a year to turn things around.But then he would also be ignoring his own beliefs that his people are guardians of the land.Or he could implement the treaty that had taken years to negotiate between Yale and the federal and British Columbia governments.Doing that would have meant giving up his community’s rights and title.Hansen said he refused to implement it.“The treaty has not come into force,” he said.So he went with Kinder Morgan.“I was in a financial place where I had to accept (the Kinder Morgan) money,” said Hansen on Nation to Nation that traveled to British Columbia this week to speak with chiefs that signed deals with Kinder Morgan.Those deals allow the Texas company to expand its Trans Mountain pipeline through their First Nation or traditional territory. For many that suggests support for the project.That’s not how Hansen sees it, even if his administration sent a letter of support to the National Energy Board.It’s just a piece of paper he said.It was take the deal with Kinder Morgan or what he said is the worst treaty in Canada.“I literally had my hands tied. I was handed a failed treaty … it drove us right down into despair,” he said. “We couldn’t afford housing; we couldn’t afford food.”He said even the local plumber wouldn’t come do work at Yale.It was recently revealed that support for the project dropped among First Nations. Shortly after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain expansion project in late 2016, Kinder Morgan said it had 51 deals. But that number dropped to 43, where it stands now, after eight First Nations didn’t ratify an agreement about a year ago.Yale members did vote to accept a deal, which was another factor that played into Hansen’s decision.But he said the treaty negotiations and generations of being squeezed under the Indian Act, as well as nearly being destroyed by residential schools, have nearly broken his people.“I think our community has become dependent on our band office for cash handouts. It’s a learned behavior created from the past. I do understand where they are coming from,” said Hansen. “Now when the word ‘Kinder Morgan’ is spoken (my) phone lights up and they ask how much money are we getting.”But Hansen said he wants to help his people change that frame of mind.Watch Chief Ken Hansen’s full interview here:last_img read more

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Video: Yatim’s Paris Street Date stirs Polygamy Controversy

Rabat- A viral video of PJD Minister of Employment Mohamed Yatim holding hands with a young woman has awakened controversy over Yatim’s unfaithfulness. The 28-second-long video has circulated social media networks since Thursday evening and shows Yatim holding hands with a woman who appears to be in her late 20s while walking down a street in Paris, France.An individual,  asserting that he heard from Hassan Badani, “a person close to the Justice and Development Party” (PJD), shared a Facebook post on Thursday night, claiming that Yatim had already proposed to the lady in the video and is awaiting divorce papers to end his current marriage. Badani claimed that Yatim’s friends, family, and some of his PJD colleagues all attended his engagement ceremony to the woman, who is allegedly a 30-year-old Moroccan psychotherapist and nurse.The 62-year-old minister has been accused of being in a polygamous marriage. In July, Yatim expressed disgust at the rumors that he had taken a second wife and condemned the act of polygamy, reiterating that he would never engage in it, no matter the circumstances.Polygamy is not an uncommon issue among Moroccan ministers; the former minister in charge of relations with the Parliament and civil society, Habib Choubani, and Minister of Human Rights Mustapha Ramid are both pro-polygamists with two wives.In 2012, Morocco announced its commitment to applying the “ban on polygamy.”According to the 2004 Moroccan Family Code, a husband must obtain his wife’s consent before marrying another woman.The text reads: “The judge shall not authorize polygamy unless he has verified the husband’s ability to guarantee equality with the fist wife and her children in all areas of life, and there is an objective and exceptional motive that justifies polygamy.” read more

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Two people shot dead in Wattala

The incident was reportedly related to a clash between two underworld groups. (Colombo Gazette) Two people were shot dead in Wattala this afternoon, the Police said.The Police said that the gunmen had arrived in a car and opened fire targeting the occupants of another car killing two people.

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SC to hear petition on PC polls on September 9

The Supreme Court (SC) has decided to hear the petition calling for the Provincial Council elections to be held soon, on September 9.The petition was filed by the ‘Sathya Gaveshakayo’ organization.

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More women needed in global peacekeeping operations UNbacked conference

Comfort Lamptey, Gender Adviser of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), told reporters on the second day of a landmark two-day meeting to discuss gender disparity in peacekeeping that currently only one per cent of military personnel were women, while only four per cent of the police were women.“Our current picture is rather disheartening…women only constitute 746 military personnel and the male peacekeepers are 63,862; and in the case of the police, women only make up 314 of the personnel we have worldwide out of 7,408,” Ms. Lamptey said, explaining why the UN called for the meeting with troop and police contributing countries.“We are asking Member States to double the numbers of women being deployed every year for the next few years, and that they also as a monitoring mechanism disaggregate: we want to make sure that in all reporting that we do that the statistics on women and men deployed are disaggregated, because right now we don’t say…how many women are actually deployed.”Echoing Ms. Lamptey’s remarks, Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng of Ghana – one of the co-chairs of the meeting – said the fact that this was the first such gathering to discuss gender disparity in peacekeeping showed that the issue “had not been given much priority by Member States.”“It is clear that we cannot afford to do business as usual as it is undermining both our credibility and our efficiency in the field,” he said, adding that as peacekeeping operations become more multi-dimensional so “greater representation of women is necessary to strengthen the implementation of Mission mandates.”Antero Lopes, the Deputy UN Police Adviser, also acknowledged the gender disparity in global police operations, but he said that some progress had been made toward redressing the situation.“In the local police services which are being reformed by the UN police in Sierra Leone and Timor Leste, we have both 25 per cent of female representation; in Liberia, we have a little bit lower; in UNMIK (UN Mission in Kosovo) the current figure is 14 per cent,” he told reporters.Mr. Lopes also said that through various advocacy initiatives, the UN’s Police Adviser was able to engage more and more Member States, and because of this India had committed to deploying a 125-strong all-female police unit, while Jordan recently said that for the first time it would deploy four female police officers. read more

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Thesis defences — Oct 23 to 27

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Oct. 23 to 27.All are open for the University community to attend.Child and Youth Studies MA thesis defenceChild and Youth Studies student Michelle Janzen will defend the MA thesis, Experiences of Parents Advocating for the “Complicated Child”: A Phenomenologically Oriented Descriptive Exploration, on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall 147.The examination committee includes Diane Dupont, chair; Dr. Kimberly Maich, External Examiner (Memorial University); Maureen Connolly, supervisor; and Fran Owen and Voula Marinos, committee members. Master of Arts thesis defenceLaura Kovac, an MA candidate in Social Justice and Equity Studies, will defend the thesis, Girls’ Experiences of Aesthetic Sports within a Post-feminist Culture, on Friday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. in Walker Complex 251A.The examination committee members are Dr. Diane Dupont, chair; Dr. Charlene Shannon-McCallum, external examiner, (University of New Brunswick); Dr. Dawn Trussell, supervisor; Dr. Shauna Pomerantz and Dr. Trent Newmeyer, committee members. read more

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Ohio State womens volleyball targets Illinois upset

Beating No. 21 Illinois Friday at Huff Hall won’t break open any bottles of champagne, but getting a victory against an opponent that swept them last year in the regular season and in the NCAA Tournament would be a good start to this weekend’s Big Ten games for the No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team. For the second consecutive weekend, OSU will face another daunting challenge on the road, as they travel to Illinois Saturday and then to Northwestern on Saturday. The Buckeyes will try to improve their 11-5 overall record. Instead of a game plan more focused on their defense and how to stop their opponents this weekend, the Buckeyes are switching their mentality to what they can do to become a better unit on the court. “Well, for this week, I feel like a lot of times in preseason and in previous game plans, we have always been focusing on how we can stop the other team, such as what can we do to put up like a strategic block, or what can we do for defense,” said freshman middle blocker Andrea Kacsits. “This time, I feel like this weekend is more revolving around what can we do to make our game better, on our side of the court no matter what happens on the other side of the court. I feel like our game plan focuses more on us and less on them.” While Illinois boasts just an 8-6 record, the Illini defeated the Buckeyes three times last season and could present a similar challenge this weekend. Illinois features a potent offense that is led by redshirt freshman outside hitter Jocelynn Birks and sophomore outside hitter Liz McMahon, while their defense is anchored by senior middle blocker Erin Johnson, who notched her 400th career block in a lost against then-No. 13 Purdue. Patience will be a key, coach Geoff Carlston said, in how to slow down a high-octane offense that Illinois likes to run. “They run a very pragmatic, controlled offense, so our group needs to be patient and be ready for long rallies,” Carlston said. “(Birks) is solid for sure. We need to be aware where she is at all times and be disciplined in our digging lanes.” Defense will also play a huge factor for the Buckeyes, but players feel that they are ready for the big, physical lineup Illinois will present. “I feel like we’re going to be really prepared. It’s going to be our second away weekend in the Big Ten, so I think were ready,” said junior defensive specialist Julianne Mandolfo. “Illinois is always a huge team, so they have, like, big pin hitters and our back rows are going to be ready for that.” Specifically for those two hitters in Birks and McMahon, Mandolfo further explained on the preparations they have worked on to make sure they keep them in check. “We have been preparing with the pins, like you said with two hitters, and basically just all-out defense,” Mandolfo said. “With our front row block and our back row picking up the lanes behind.” The Buckeyes will also be playing against Northwestern, who are 12-3 overall, at Welsh-Ryan Arena. One of the concerns Carlston has for this matchup is how different this team is from Illinois. “The second night is challenging when you have two teams that are so different,” Carlston said. “Our focus has to be on Illinois, but we will be ready for the Wildcats on Saturday.” While Illinois’ offense is led by their two outside hitters, Northwestern is different, as they are lead by their senior setter Madalyn Shalter. According to Mandolfo, the game plan against the Wildcats will stay relatively the same, but with a new twist. “Just working mostly on our offense, and for Northwestern, we’re going to get our offense involved a lot, try some new players and new people in the front row,” Mandolfo said. Whether it is against ranked or unranked opponents, conference or non-conference games, one of the most important things is to be mentally prepared, Kacsits said. “Being mentally prepared I feel like is our biggest thing because a lot of times, and for me specifically, I can get so caught up in the game that it’s chaos for me,” Kacsits said. “My coaches have been working really hard to make sure that I slow things down. I think that can go for all of my teammates as well, that we need to keep the game slow. We need to figure out what they’re doing on the other side, so we can make the right decisions.” With the team’s focus and energy mostly geared toward this weekend, players still had some time to think about how it felt to move up three spots in the latest NCAA women’s volleyball rankings to No. 19 in the country. “It feels really exciting,” Mandolfo said. “I have never been on a team that has been in the top 20, so right now we need to maintain it. Every game is a huge game, so if we keep winning than were going to keep moving up.” For Carlston, his team moving up in the rankings goes back to how tough their schedule is. “It says a great deal about the strength of our schedule so far,” Carlston said. “We have played five matches against top 10 opponents, and 10 of our 16 have been against Top 25 teams in the nation.” Kacsits reflected her coach’s answer and really elaborated that records don’t tell the whole story. “Well, honestly, I feel like the record doesn’t even matter,” Kacsits said. “It’s like, of course it matters, but it’s the game that we lost, we didn’t lose by much. To the teams we lost to, like Minnesota for instance, we made maybe five or six unforced errors and we lost to them 25-23 in every set.” Kacsists said she knows this team has potential, and it is up to them to realize what they can accomplish as a team. “So it’s like we have the potential to be in the top 10, we just have to work through that thing,” she said. “That is what the season is for, that is what this is for and that’s what we are working for. Hopefully, we can be in the top 10 soon.” read more

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Cyberbullying makes young people twice as likely to self harm or attempt

Around one third of young people claim to have been bullied online Credit:Getty Images Contributor  The study also found a strong link between being a cyber-victim and being a perpetrator. This duality was found to particularly put males at higher risk of depression and suicidal behaviours.Perpetrators were also around 20 per cent more liked to have self-harmed or attempted suicide than non-bullies.The research also found that students who were cyber-victimised were less likely to report and seek help than those victimised by more traditional mean.The research was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Around one third of young people claim to have been bullied online  The researchers say that young people who are involved in cyberbullying should be screened for common mental disorders and self harm. 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. Cyberbullying makes young people more than twice as likely to self harm or attempt suicide, a major new study has shown.The growth of social media has left many youngsters vulnerable to online bullying, which can include sending threatening, humiliating of intimidating messages or posting hurtful comments or images.Around one third of young people claim to have been victims, but the new research suggests it can have damaging and deadly consequences.Researchers at the Universities of Oxford, Swansea and Birmingham reviewed previous studies on cyberbullying which involved more than 150,000 under-25s across 30 countries over a 21-year period.They found that cyberbullying raised the risk of self-harm or suicidal behaviour 2.3 times.Professor Ann John, of Swansea University Medical School, who led the study, said: “Prevention of cyberbullying should be included in school anti-bullying policies, alongside broader concepts such as digital citizenship, online peer support for victims, how an electronic bystander might appropriately intervene; and more specific interventions such as how to contact mobile phone companies and internet service providers to block, educate, or identify users“Suicide prevention and intervention is essential within any comprehensive anti-bullying programme and should incorporate a whole-school approach to include awareness raising and training for staff and pupils”. read more

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Thousands of East Canje residents without potable water

Residents at the Adelphi Pump Station trying to get waterThousands of residents are without potable water as three pump stations, which serve the East Canje, Berbice Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) communities are not functioning.The shutdown occurred on Friday last and five days later, residents are still seeking answers from both the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The pump stations at Sheet Anchor, Canefield and Adelphi went down at the same time but when contacted, the water company remained silent on the issue. The only access to potable water was Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo’s) pump at Adelphi.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Roy Jaffarally told this publication that persons have tried to get information from him on the situation, but he has no answers about the total shutdown of water supply in two NDC areas affecting residents as far as Palmyra.He added that this is so because the water company is not forthcoming with information on what has happened.“Nothing is forthcoming from Dr Van-West Charles or his officers. The operators at GWI has been taking the phone off after being bombarded with phone calls and correctly so. People are concerned and they are also been bombarding the Chairman and I have no answers for them because honestly I don’t,” Jaffarally stated.According to Jaffarally, while thousands of residents are inconvenienced, the two utility companies – GWI and GPL – are both blaming each other for the shutdown.“He is not sending his officers on the ground to ensure that residents are comforted in some way so they will know when water will be coming and GWI is playing the blame game with GPL. GWI says it is a power problem while GPL is saying that GWI needs to install a piece of equipment to regularise the voltage coming so that the pumps can be operated properly. No one is giving me pertinent information for me to be able to inform the residents,” the NDC Chairman said.The NDC Chairman has expressed concern about sanitation, noting that there could soon be an outbreak of disease because of the lack of water in ten villages.“Prior to the total shutdown of those three pumps on Friday last, water was intermittent for months. It only runs for a little period in the day and then the pump will shut down. So it was an ongoing problem like a sore and then all of a sudden ‘boom’ it exploded and there was one total shutdown of all the pumps,” he said.However, residents are suspicious, saying that the probability of three pumps situated in three different villages shutting down raises eyebrows. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Ramjattan allegedly lies to east Canje about school bus moneyMarch 18, 2018In “latest news”East Berbice residents block roadway, protest GWI convoy over lack of potable waterNovember 17, 2017In “latest news”Thousands without potable water on WCDOctober 7, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Worlds womens marches pass 1 million

first_imgWASHINGTON — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches in the nation’s capital and cities around the world Saturday to send President Donald Trump an emphatic message on his first full day in office that they won’t let his agenda go unchallenged.“Welcome to your first day, we will not go away!” marchers in Washington chanted.Many of the women came wearing pink, pointy-eared “pussyhats” to mock the new president. Plenty of men joined in, too, contributing to surprising numbers everywhere from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles to Mexico City, Paris, Berlin, London, Prague and Sydney.The Washington rally alone attracted more than 500,000 people, according to city officials — apparently more than Trump’s inauguration drew on Friday. It was easily one of the biggest demonstrations in the city’s history, and as night fell, not a single arrest was reported.The international outpouring served to underscore the degree to which Trump has unsettled people in both hemispheres.“We march today for the moral core of this nation, against which our new president is waging a war,” actress America Ferrera told the Washington crowd. “Our dignity, our character, our rights have all been under attack, and a platform of hate and division assumed power yesterday. But the president is not America. … We are America, and we are here to stay.”Turnout in the capital was so heavy that the designated march route alongside the National Mall was impassable. Protesters were told to make their way to the Ellipse near the White House by way of other streets, triggering a chaotic scene that snarled downtown Washington. Long after the program had ended, groups of demonstrators were still marching and chanting in different parts of the city.last_img read more

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John Ley withdraws from 18th District race

first_imgCAMAS — Airline pilot John Ley has withdrawn from the race for the 18th District, Position 2 seat in the Washington House of Representatives.Ley announced his candidacy in late August shortly after current state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, announced she would seek the Clark County Council chair seat instead. Pike withdrew from the county race in January.Ley first got involved with local politics when he began opposing the Columbia River Crossing, a $3 billion bridge project that died in 2013. Since, he has said his goal is to advocate for transportation issues and help residents who have issues with state government. Ley was one of three seeking Pike’s seat. He had yet to report any campaign contributions. Larry Hoff, a Republican, has reported $47,000 in contributions. But leading the pack is Democrat Kathy Gillespie with more than $76,500 in contributions to date.Ley said in a press release that his personal life has changed and he can no longer commit 100 percent of his time and energy to the position.“As time allows, I will continue to fight for what is right on behalf of the people,” he said in a release.last_img read more

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This Robot Hand Can Sense The Shape and Texture of Things

first_imgStay on target Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech SuitsRobots to Compete in Underground Challenge in Mining Tunnels Robots are awesome and all, but there’s one important thing they haven’t mastered that’s a huge requirement: The sense of human touch. Maybe that’s something that’s a long way off, but it looks like researchers are at the very least getting closer if this awesome new robot hand has anything to do with it.Researchers in robotics at Cornell University have created a hand that can actually touch delicate items and sense the shape and texture of items it happens to come in contact with. That may sound a little creepy, sure, but it’s great news for the things we can create going forward. For one, having the kind of tech that can sense texture and softness could go a long way when it comes to bettering prosthetics for the folks out there who need them, or even when dealing with programming robots to help out with fragile objects or other similar situations.The field is known as soft robotics, and it’s utilized by robots that interact with people or work in warehouses when handling fragile items. Huichan Zhao, lead author of the soft robot hand research article, attests that the hand just needs to be made out of material that can conduct light to be further improved. This would allow light signals to guide the robot with data on whatever it’s currently touching to further improve its function. It would also make the manufacture of the hands cheaper going forward.Unfortunately, this soft robot hand at Cornell hasn’t been given an established connection to the brain yet either, so that’s another area of improvement researchers are looking to tackle going forward. Regardless of its shortcomings now, however, it’s looking to be an important piece of tech going forward. Giving robots the power to feel (beyond cognitively) would be a major boon for several industries.last_img read more

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Multiple car pileup near Van Reenen

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there? There was total road closure and several people have been injured following a multiple vehicle pile-up on the N3 near Van Reenen.Reports from the scene indicate that six vehicles collided with each other, one of them being an army vehicle and 5 light motor vehicles.Four people sustained moderate injuries and one slight injuries.Emergency services worked together to stabilise the injured. All the injured have been transported to various hospitals in the area for further medical care.The north and southbound lanes were closed, and traffic is at a standstill. The road has been opened again and the scene has been cleared.last_img read more

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