Keeping It Cool At Camp: Tips For Safe Hot Camping

first_img The Best Cast Iron Camping Cookware Hang Tight with the Best Camping and Backpacking Hammocks It’s Time to Ditch Your Sleeping Bag for a Versatile, Lightweight Camping Quilt Dispersed Camping Is Your Way to Camp for Free All Over the U.S. The Best Sleeping Bags for Backpacking and Camping Editors’ Recommendations Summer is the high season for outdoor adventuring. During the summer months, more hikers hit the trails, more climbers clamber toward summits, and more campers… um… go camping. The long, sunlit days and the temperate nights (not to mention the time off from school and the frequent cashing in of vacation days earned at work — OK so actually I did mention both of those things) make this the ideal time for enjoying the wilderness.Related: Summertime HikesBut in case you hadn’t noticed, summer is also the hottest season of the year. It’s true! Just check your almanac. That elevated heat means an elevated potential for dehydration, heat stroke, heat cramps, and more wretched stuff you will do well to avoid. One can safely enjoy the outdoors even on the hottest days of summer so long as proper precaution is taken.And know the signs of heat-related ailments! If you find yourself or one of your fellow outdoorsmen exhibiting any of the following…Confusion or Extreme FatigueDizziness or FaintingHeadache, Cramping, and/or VomitingPale SkinRapid Heartbeat…then it’s time to stop moving, cool down, hydrate, and potentially seek medical assistance. The right time to combat heat exhaustion is before it starts, so take plenty of breaks when trekking or climbing, drink plenty of water at all times, and consider these other steps to have a safe, enjoyable hot camping trip.AN ICE COLD BOTTLEBefore you set out for a summer hike, take the time to freeze a bottle or two of water. (Remember that you need several liters of water per day when on the go.) Just make sure to leave some room in the bottle, as water expands when frozen and could crack some materials. If you forgot to freeze a bottle, or you just didn’t feel like doing so, instead load a bottle with ice cubes and then top it off with water. You’ll thank yourself a few hours later when you’re pouring sweat in the summer heat yet sipping water that’s as cold as winter’s chill.(A sweaty author in need of dry clothing)KEEP DRY TO KEEP COOLPerspiration keeps you cool thanks to evaporation. The more you sweat, the cooler you will be, so long as that moisture your body produces can dissipate. In extreme humidity, and/or when you are sweating profusely, it becomes harder for your body to cool itself with all that lovely sweat. That’s why it’s important you keep a dry towel or other garment on hand to wipe away your sweat, and why you should change out of sodden clothing clothing regularly. (Ironically, staying dry is also critical for staying warm: wet clothing is a leading contributor to hypothermia, and FYI more outdoorsmen are afflicted with hypothermia during the summer than the winter. The more you know!)SUN BLOCK. HATS. SHADE.As much as humanly possible, just stay out of the sun. Stay in the shade when you can, and when you can’t do that, keep the sun off your skin. Wearing a hat is critical, and while it might seem counterintuitive, wearing long but lightweight clothing can often keep you cooler than letting the sun fall on your exposed skin. (Do you think the Bedouin wear long robes purely for fashion?) If your skin is going to be in the sun, make sure it is slathered with sun block. A sun burn will elevate your body temperature, and let’s not even get started on the long term damage sun exposure can cause.WATCH IT WITH THE PROTEINYou need protein to keep you going when on a hike or climb, but if possible, ingest those meatstuffs, eggs, and other protein sources after you have finished the day’s trek or when you have sufficient time for digestion before getting under way. Digesting protein increases your body’s metabolic activity, a side effect of which is heat. Also make sure to eat smaller meals when on the move outdoors for the same reason. And if you like spicy food, indulge: that spice sweat cools you down without the need for accompanying exertion.Related: Biolite’s New Camp Cook Stovelast_img read more

Green Spaces Across Corporate Area Get Facelift

first_imgStory Highlights Officials and staff of the entity were joined by corporate sponsors and volunteers in cleaning and beautifying the community areas on Labour Day, May 23. Mayor Williams told JIS News that the municipal corporation will be collaborating with Nestlé to develop the park.“The partnership will go beyond Labour Day. It is a very important space for us, and we will be doing work there to make it into a major space for the city,” he said.He commended the support for the projects undertaken across Kingston and St. Andrew.“The corporate sponsorship was very good and we are very pleased with all the projects. We look forward to creating a vibrant and good-looking city,” Mayor Williams said.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams (right), and Chief Executive Officer for the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC), Robert Hill, prepare a swing set for painting, as they carry out Labour Day activities in a community park on Spanish Town Road, St. Andrew, on Labour Day, May 23. Several parks and recreational areas across the Corporate Area have been given a much-needed facelift by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAMC).Officials and staff of the entity were joined by corporate sponsors and volunteers in cleaning and beautifying the community areas on Labour Day, May 23.Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, told JIS News that the focus was on renovating green spaces where children play, in keeping with the Labour Day 2019 theme, ‘Child Safety… It’s you, It’s me, It’s all ah we’.He said that several pedestrian crossings close to primary schools were also repainted.The day’s activities started at the Foska Oval on Spanish Town Road, where officials from the KSAMC were joined by political representatives and community volunteers in cutting the playfield, erecting fencing, cleaning seats, among other things. Two nearby community parks were also cleaned and painted.Over in Duhaney Park, the KSAMC partnered with Nestlé Jamaica to renovate the community park.Junior councillors, festival queen contestants, and members of the community joined in the exercise, which included planting of trees and flowers, mounting stands for water tanks, painting murals, and paving some areas of the park.General Manager for Nestlé Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Foundation, Garfene Grandison (left), engages with Festival Queen finalist, Rasheeda Murphy. They were painting a mural on a section of wall at a green space in the Duhaney Park community on Labour Day, May 23. The work was undertaken by the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) in partnership with Nestlé Jamaica. Several parks and recreational areas across the Corporate Area have been given a much-needed facelift by the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAMC). Mayor of Kingston, Senator Delroy Williams, told JIS News that the focus was on renovating green spaces where children play, in keeping with the Labour Day 2019 theme, ‘Child Safety… It’s you, It’s me, It’s all ah we’. For his part, General Manager for Nestlé Jamaica’s Health and Wellness Foundation, Garfene Grandison, said that development of the Duhaney Park green space is in keeping with Nestlé’s focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle.He pledged his company’s support for the undertaking, which includes implementing a recycling project to address littering, and mounting artwork to promote wellness.He said the park “will stand as a place of pride, knowing that it was done by Jamaicans for Jamaicans to enjoy”Meanwhile, community member, Aldith Hazzart, told JIS News that she was “excited to see the place looking clean”.“It will do a lot to boost the morale in the community,” she said, while urging residents to take ownership of the facility.last_img read more


first_imgNew Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult stunned everyone by admitting that he had no clue there was going to be a Super Over to decide the winner if the final against England had ended up in a tie. It was only when the equation came down to three runs off two balls, did the on-field umpires informed Boult that there will be a Super Over if scores are level. “I didn’t actually know there was going to be a super over in a World Cup final, so there you go,” said Boult. His statement’s only assert the obscurity of the existing set of rules. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian OpenDiscussions and debates followed. In the last week, ICC did amend a few rules which includes a like-for-like concussion substitute in men’s and women’s international cricket and first-class cricket worldwide from August 1, the start of the first Ashes Test. The ICC also stated that captains will no longer be suspended for over-rate breaches and the whole team will now be fined at the same level, effectively doubling their sanction. In WTC (World Test Championship) matches, a team that is behind the required over-rate at the end of a match will have two competition points deducted for each over it is behind. This will particularly prove to be costly for a losing side as they would go into deficit for the game. Despite these amendments, the ICC still needs to ponder upon various existing rules to avoid such bizarre outcomes in the future. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgeryNo one could have scripted this World Cup 2019 finish better. While we will talk about this thrilling World Cup 2019 final living up to its reputation for years to come, the fact that no team lost the final and still one team won the World Cup have left many cricket fans fuming about the ICC rules. Tied Super Over As per current ICC rules, in case of a tied Super Over the team that scores more number of boundaries wins the match. This is like a team winning football World Cup on the basis of ball possession after a penalty shoot-out ending in a tie or declaring a F1 racer for leading most of the race despite losing on the final lap. After the match, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson admitted that the rule was “tough to swallow” to eventually decide the World Cup winners. Sachin Tendulkar suggested that there could have been another Super Over or a rematch on a reserve day to decide the ultimate winner given the context of the tournament. Many pundits of the cricketing fraternity also believe that there could have been joint-winners as none lost and handing the trophy to England was too harsh on the Kiwis. Overthrows’ RULE While the runs scored off overthrows have been an integral part of many tense matches in history, the overthrows off the bat of Ben Stokes that went for boundary resulting in 6 runs would be talked for generations to come. Though Stokes immediately apologized for the inadvertent error, the umpires, bounded by MCC laws, couldn’t do anything but to reward runs to the batting side. The jury is still out if the umpires should have rewarded 5 runs or 6 for that fateful overthrow, it is time for the ICC to do away with this controversial law. Scores were tied at the end of regular play and the resulting Super Over shootout, with England then handed their first-ever World Cup victory for their superior boundary count. Former ICC Elite Panel umpire, Simon Taufel, told Fox Sports Australia that umpires had made a “clear mistake”, as the batsmen had not crossed for their second run. “They should have been awarded five runs, not six,” he said, adding that England’s Adil Rashid should have faced the second-last ball instead of Stokes as a result. DRS dead ball rule This scenario has never played out in any match till now but the cricket fans have been talking about this potential match-breaking situation for some time now. For instance, with scores tied in Super Over, a batsman needs just one run to win the match off the last ball. The ball hits the batsman’s pad, gets deflected to vacant fine-leg region and batsman run for a leg-bye. The bowling team goes up for an appeal and the umpire gives the batsman out LBW which is then contested by batsman for review. If the DRS rule the decision in favour of the batsman, will the batsman get that leg-bye run? The DRS rule states that the ball is deemed dead as soon as the umpire gives his decision. So, a wrong DRS decision will deny a perfectly legal leg-bye. In this scenario, the team that would have won the contest, would end up as the losing team technically. It is time for ICC to rethink this law as this can play out as potential bummer. (With inputs from Chayan Rastogi)last_img read more

Sound of Music not so sweet Man charged after concertgoer punched after

first_imgWINNIPEG – A man has been charged after a concert-goer was attacked in what police are calling a case of road rage following a showing of “The Sound of Music” in Winnipeg.Police say a 63-year-old man was being picked up after the show at the Centennial Concert Hall on Jan. 6 and was trying to get into the back of an SUV.They say that’s when someone got out of a Mercedes-Benz and punched him in the upper body.Officers who met with the victim were told the Mercedes was trying to merge through traffic from behind.The victim was taken to hospital by a family member and has been discharged, although he is waiting for followup surgery.Police say a suspect turned himself in on Monday.Justin Peter Karpluk, who is 20 and from West St. Paul, Man., has been charged with aggravated assault and failing to comply with a probation order. He has been detained in custody.last_img read more

A cost breakdown of Calgary hosting 2026 Winter Games should city bid

first_imgCALGARY — A quick look at estimated costs for Calgary and Canmore, Alta., to host the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to the bid corporation Calgary 2026 revised host draft plan and Government of Canada figures.Total estimated cost: $5.1 billion.Public investment: Government of Canada, $1.45 billion; Province of Alberta, $700 million: City of Calgary $390 million, plus $150 million credit for previous financial commitment to improve a downtown district that would be a games hub; Town of Canmore, $3 million.Private funding: $2.23 billion from games revenues, including a $1.2 billion contribution from the International Olympic Commitee in cash and services.Contingency funds to mitigate financial risk: $1.1 billion.Financial guarantor against debt: None.Security budget: $495 million.New Calgary sports venues proposed: $403 million for a multi-purpose indoor fieldhouse and 5,000-seat arena.1988 venues reboot: $502 million to upgrade McMahon Stadium, Scotiabank Saddledome, Olympic Oval, WinSports sliding track and ski kill, Nakiska Ski Resport, Canmore Nordic Centre, BMO Centre and Big 4 buildings.2010 venues reboot: The ski jump used for the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, B.C., is the proposed site for that sport and nordic combined in 2026.Proposed ticket prices: 70 per cent of tickets priced at $150 or lower, 28 per cent priced at $42 or lower.Donna Spencer, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Funding crisis threatens UN aid efforts in Yemen

5 February 2010Two United Nations agencies today warned that a lack of funding is hampering their efforts to assist the estimated 250,000 civilians uprooted by conflict in Yemen, with the UN refugee agency saying it has received less than three per cent of the needed cash. “We are facing a dramatic funding situation in Yemen and may be forced to scale down our operations for refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) there if we do not receive fresh contributions very soon,” Melissa Fleming, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.To date UNHCR has received less than three per cent of the $35.6 million it requested as part of the 2010 UN consolidated appeal for Yemen, where civilians have been caught up in the fighting that resumed last August between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels.“We are deeply concerned that unless there is a prompt and adequate response from donors, the lack of funding will very soon have a direct impact on our work to protect and assist some 250,000 IDPs and more than 170,000 refugees in Yemen,” said Ms. Fleming.The agency said the funding crisis reduces its capacity to register and document refugees and IDPs, to monitor their situation and to address their needs. The funds requested are also needed to expand the existing, already overpopulated IDP camps and to build new ones, to organize and provide shelter materials, and provide basic relief items such as blankets, mattresses and hygienic kits.Meanwhile, the World Food Programme (WFP) said today that due to a lack of donor support, it has provided a loan of $4 million from its own internal resources to support its operation in Yemen. The funds will be used to address the hunger needs of the displaced for a number of weeks.In addition, WFP will be speaking to a number of donors in the region to seek their support for operations in Yemen. read more

US stock gains are checked as Boehner backs Obama on Syria action

US stock gains are checked as Boehner backs Obama on Syria action; Microsoft slumps by The Associated Press Posted Sep 3, 2013 4:18 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – The stock market is ending slightly higher as renewed worries about a U.S.-led attack on Syria dampened an early rally.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 23 points, or 0.2 per cent, to close at 14,833. It was up 123 points shortly after the market opened. The Dow was also held back by Microsoft and Verizon, which both slumped after announcing deal news that investors didn’t like.Other indexes rose more than the Dow did.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose six points, 0.4 per cent, to 1,639. The Nasdaq composite rose 22 points, or 0.6 per cent, to 3,612.Microsoft fell after saying it would buy Nokia’s smartphone business.More stocks rose than fell on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was average at 3.4 billion shares. read more

Universal health coverage key to safer fairer world says WHO chief on

Universal coverageAs part of the landmark 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), all UN Member States agreed to try to achieve universal health coverage by 2030.When people have to pay most health service costs themselves, often the poor cannot obtain what they need and even the rich may fall victim to financial hardship from long-term illness.Universal health coverage requires strengthening health systems in all countries – with robust financing structures being key. It emphasizes not only what services are covered, but also how they are funded, managed, and delivered.WHO maintains that pooling resources from compulsory funding sources, such as mandatory insurance contributions, can improve health service coverage by spreading the financial risks of illness across a population.Health services, including traditional and complementary medicine services, organized around the comprehensive needs and expectations of people and communities will help empower them to take a more active role in their health and health system.70 years of progressOver the past seven decades, WHO has spearheaded efforts to rid the world of killer diseases and fight against deadly habits, like tobacco use.“Good health is the most precious thing anyone can have,” Mr. Tedros said in a separate message. “When people are healthy, they can learn, work, and support themselves and their families.”“When they are sick, nothing else matters. Families and communities fall behind. That’s why WHO is so committed to ensuring good health for all,” he underscoredMany countries have successfully eliminated measles, malaria and debilitating tropical diseases, as well as mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.New WHO recommendations for earlier treatment, efforts to access cheaper generic medicines and innovative partnerships have produced vaccines against meningitis, Ebola and the world’s first for malaria.UN Headquarters in New York celebrated World Health Day, WHO’s 70th Birthday and Universal Health Coverage with a special event on shaping future health systems that leave no one behind.It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide awareness and action to achieve health for everyone around the world. “Health is a human right. No one should get sick and die just because they are poor, or because they cannot access the health service they need,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his message prior to the Day, which is marked annually on 7 April.According to WHO, at least half the world’s population do not have coverage for full essential health services, with about 100 million people living on $1.90 or less a day because they have to pay for health care.“Universal health coverage is a political choice. It takes vision, courage and long-term thinking,” said Mr. Tedros, adding “But the payoff is a safer, fairer and healthier world for everyone.”Secretary-General António Guterres recalled that WHO was founded on the principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being.”“Since then, average global life expectancy has expanded by 23 years,” he continued, noting the eradication of smallpox and the dissipation of polio.Mr. Guterres stressed that although millions more children live to celebrate their fifth birthday, people around the world still lacked vital health services.“Today, we join WHO in recommitting to ensure that everyone, everywhere, gets the health services they need,” Mr. Guterres said.“Join me in calling for Health for All,” concluded the Secretary-General. read more

New EURACOAL President stresses importance of European coal

first_imgCurrent and repeated supply bottlenecks of imported energy in the EU underline the necessity, noted in the European Commission’s current energy strategy, to maintain and further develop coal as a substantial component of Europe’s energy mix, explained the new President of the European Association for Coal and Lignite, EURACOAL, Petr. Pudil, after his election in Brussels. Currently, said Pudil, a high-ranking personality in the Czech coal and energy industry, coal covers about 29% of power generation in the EU. Its share in the 27 Member States varies between 92% in Poland and 4% in France.Access to reserves and maintaining domestic resources are a common task for all EU member states. In addition to energy savings, domestic energy reserves are the most effective protection against supply risks. “I am against unnecessarily restricting coal production, either by hastily closing down mines because of short-term considerations or because of planning obstacles concerning current and new projects, “said Pudil to representatives of the European Commission, the EU and of the European coal industry on Monday in Brussels.According to EURACOAL’s new President, coal utilisation can comply with the EU’s ambitious climate protection objectives in the long term. Pudil even assumes that without new climate-friendly coal technique, effective climate protection is not possible in Europe nor globally.Compared with old installations, a new coal-fired power station currently saves 2.5 to 3 Mt of carbon dioxide when generating the same amount of power. The separation and storage of carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations opens completely new perspectives for future climate-friendly coal utilisation. If today’s familiar technologies are successfully perfected economically and industrially, and the capture and logistic problem is solved reliably, then CO2 emissions form coal-fired power plants could be decreased by over 85% in the next decades. Decisions concerning the mandatory use of CCS technologies in power stations should only be made, however, according to Pudil, if the technical and economic feasibility is proven by demonstration units and by an adequate, reliable framework.Hartmuth Zeiss, Member of the Board at Vattenfall Europe Mining and Generation, reported in Brussels on Vattenfall’s first operational experience with carbon dioxide separation. Vattenfall already planned a pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe in Saxony/Germany mid 2005. Vattenfall chose the oxyfuel procedure, characterised by pure oxygen being supplied for combustion.The pilot plant, with a thermal output of 30 MW, went into operation during the second half of 2008. To date, more than 100 t of carbon dioxide have been separated and liquefied. Zeiss reported that Vattenfall plans to test different coal qualities and to simulate conditions similar to those that will prevail in a future 700°C coal-fired power plant. Zeiss also pointed out that an oxyfuel installation requires major expenditure before development and operation and that going on line, compared with a conventional power station, would take much longer.Pudil as new EURACOAL President succeeds Dr. Maksymilian Klank from Poland, in office since the beginning of 2007. EURACOAL members from a total of 18 European countries also decided at the General Assembly in Brussels to increase the number of Vice-Presidents. In future, EURACOAL, together with a President, will have three Vice Presidents. “By this means we want to increase the visibility and effectiveness of our contribution to the energy and environment policy debate over the next two years,” explained Pudil after his election.Outgoing President Maksymilian Klank becomes a Vice-President together with Professor Franz-Josef Wodopia, representing German hard coal mining and Dr. Wolfgang Ritschel, representing coal importers.Pudil graduated in engineering and started his career in the coal industry in 1998 when he became Director of Strategy at the Most Coal Company. He is one of the owners of the Czech Coal Group that includes Czech Coal a.s., trading in energy commodities, mainly brown coal, Litvínovská uhelná and Vršanská uhelná, coal mining companies, and a number of service companies. Pudil is CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Coal a. s. He is also on the Board of the Czech Confederation of Industries.Klank has worked for the Polish coal industry for 30 years. After reading economics in Katowice and graduating from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy, Klank began his career as Head of Finance of a Polish hard coal enterprise. In 1993 he was then in charge of the Finance Department of the Katowice Coal Holding Co. In 2001, he was promoted Chairman of the Board. From 2003 to 2006, he was Chairman of the Board of Kompania Weglowa. Klank is also Chairman of the Polish Hard Coal Federation and a Member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.Wodopia was born in 1957 in Heidelberg, Germany. A qualified economist, he first held different posts in the fields of energy and science and then became Professor at the University in Bochum/Germany. With the German Trade Union for Mining Industry, Chemistry and Energy (IG BCE), Wodopia headed the Mining and Energy Industries Department. In mid 2005, Wodopia became Managing Director of Gesamtverband Steinkohle (the German Hard Coal Association), one year later becoming a Member of the Board.Ritschel began his career in 1970 at the AG Niederrhein mine after studying and graduating at the University of Clausthal Zellerfeld. In 1974, Ritschel was appointed Deputy Director Business Planning within the then Ruhrkohle AG. From 1977 to 1978 he managed underground mining for several mines in the Ruhr district. From 1979 to 1996 Ritschel was President of the management of Raab Karcher Coal Trade GmbH. In 1996 he joined the management of RAG Trading. In 2001, Ritschel was appointed Manager of the Verein der deutschen Kohlenimporteure e.V. (Association of German Hard Coal Importers) in Hamburg.last_img read more

AFTER 10 YEARS IN KIEL Dominik Klein to HBC Nantes

← Previous Story Last 48 hours to vote for MIZUNO WORLD HANDBALL PLAYER 2015! Next Story → VIDEO: Brazilian commentator passion for handball German left wing Dominik Klein will leave THW Kiel at the end of the season. German NT member is currently recovering from knee ligaments injury, but he will be fit to get the place in Gislasson roster’s until the end of the season. That will be the way to say “godbye” to all those fans who supported him since he came to Kiel in 2006.THW Kiel wanted to keep him for only one more year, but Klein was dissapointed with that option. At the end, the 32-years old wing signed two years contract with French team HBC Nantes, with an option of the third season if both sides would be satisfied. Dominik KleinHBC Nantes

Headphone wires modded to display rainbow lightshow set to music

first_imgIf you’ve been searching for a way to make your headphones a little more distinctive, you should know that whatever you were planning on is less cool that you thought. Accomplished maker Yardley Dobon has put together a project called Level Headed – EL Wire Headphones. The effect is awesome — loops of glowing wire pulse and flash in time with the music. There is even an Instructables page so you can make them yourself (maybe).The materials needed include a pair of headphones (or two if you’re not careful), five strands of colored electroluminescent (EL) wire, a T-qualizer inverter, some ribbon cables, resistors, and various tools. Dobon suggest ordering some extra parts in case you have a small accident.The EL wire used in this project is the same type often used in those snazzy t-shirts with lightup designs. You can find it in various places online on the cheap, and you only need a few feet of each color. You’ll just need to strip the ends of your wire and attach them to a 7+1 housing that can be plugged in later.The EL wires are supposed to light up based on the sound in the headphones, and you make that happen by modifying the T-qualizer inverter just a bit. This part is designed to react to sound waves, but you need it to react to the audio signal coming to your headphones. This part of the mod requires some work with a soldering iron and the swapping of some components. Check out the instructables link for details on how to find the right parts of the inverter. You’ll also want to add a resistor to the audio line to reduce electrical noise.The audio cable is routed through the inverter, and the EL wire is coupled with the transistor amplifier to produce the effect. It’s a lot of work to make your headphones glow, but it’s also downright impressive.via Hackaday ans Instructableslast_img read more

Les Windows Phone dépassent Apple en Chine

first_imgLes Windows Phone dépassent Apple en ChineArrivés depuis deux mois en Chine, les Windows Phone ont connu un engouement important, plaçant Microsoft juste devant Apple. Si en Europe le Windows Phone a du mal à s’imposer, celui-ci a trouvé un certain succès en Chine. Lancé il y a deux mois, les Windows Phone détiennent actuellement 7 % de part de marché selon Michel van der Bel, le directeur général de Microsoft en Chine. Si ce chiffre peut sembler petit, il suffit à placer l’éditeur devant Apple qui ne détiendrait que 6 % du marché chinois.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?En matière de smartphone, la Chine est le marché le plus important du monde et Microsoft, malgré sa distance avec Android qui detient 70 % du marché, compte bien s’y installer. La firme y emploie déjà quelque 2.500 employés en recherche et developpement et ne compte pas s’arrêter en si bon chemin, notamment avec la sortie proche de Windows Phone 8. Malgré tout, Microsoft ne doit pas se reposer sur ses lauriers, car Apple est actuellement en discussion avec China Mobile, un des plus important opérateur de téléphonie mobile, pour le lancement de son prochain iPhone. Avec 650 millions d’abonnés pour l’opérateur, l’issue de ces négociations pourrait bien faire pencher la balance.Le seul autre pays où les Windows Phone ont connu autant de succès est la Finlande. En effet, la démocratisation du système d’exploitation passe en grande partie par la marque phare Nokia, originaire de ce pays.  Le 21 mai 2012 à 20:50 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

The Rock to star in new Disney movie Angle and Show sign

The Rock to star in new Disney movie Angle and Show sign

first_img Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Google+ Paul Walker Kurt Angle’s wife Giovanna announces on social media they have adopted a son Videos Articles Kevin Hart Videos Articles WhatsApp Pinterest Netflix and WWE Studios announce The Big Show is getting his own comedy series Facebook Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Now Playing Up Next Dwayne Johnson shares rare tribute to late pal Paul Walker Twitter These Actors Really Refused To Work With Each Other Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dwayne Johnson: Tribut an Paul Walker Now Playing Up Next The Rock to star in new Disney movieFormer WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has signed on to star in a new Disney film adaption of the Disney theme park staple, “Jungle Cruise”, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The movie will begin filming in 2018 and will be produced by Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions company that is run by Johnson’s ex-wife, Dany Garcia.Angle and Show sign with has a new report up about WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and The Big Show signing with the massive talent agency, Agency for the Performing Arts, to help represent them in the entertainment world. This appears to set up both for their post-WWE careers, with Show talking about retiring from WWE in early 2018 when his contract expires.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipDwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthdayVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 1:07/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 81.92%0:06Remaining Time -1:01 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Dwayne Johnson pens touching post on Paul Walker’s birthday Dwayne Johnson: I bonded with late Paul Walker over our daughters Tyrese Gibson WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 last_img read more

Milivojevic – We didnt deserve to lose

Milivojevic – We didnt deserve to lose

first_imgCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic says the team will learn from their 3-2 defeat at West Ham but believes they didn’t deserve to lose.Milivojevic refused to point fingers or assign blame for the loss after Crystal Palace conceded three second-half goals and eventually lost 3-2.“We started well, we scored the first goal and we controlled the second half,” Milivojevic told the club’s website.“At the end [of the first half], I had a free-kick and hit the bar. The first half was something from which we can take some positives.“In the second half, we tried to change. We tried to change to take some control of the game, we tried to keep more possession and go from left to right.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“I think it’s unacceptable to concede three goals, especially in the second-half. We pushed more to try and equalize but in the end, they won. We can take a big, big lesson from this game.“Every single goal in football is a mistake. I’m not blaming anyone, this is a collective game and when we win, we win together.“When we lose, we lose together. I think this is a big lesson for us, we were very poor at the beginning of the second-half.“We didn’t think enough when we attacked about what’s happening behind us. I hope we’re going to learn from this.“To be honest, we didn’t deserve to lose. That’s 100% my opinion.”last_img read more

Story time not just for kids anymore

first_imgWhat: “Lunch Pail Tales: A Story Time for Grown-ups.”When: First and third Wednesdays of the month, 12:05-12:55 p.m.Where: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., fourth-floor Klickitat Room.Did Elsie break free from the blue-nosed busybodies and find happiness? Find out by reading the public-domain story “Elsie in New York.”Poor little Elsie couldn’t buy a break, in part because her father left her only $2.50.Furthermore, young Elsie did not have a job — a condition she might have rectified if a series of butt-in guardians of public morality hadn’t kept saving her from the evils of employment.O. Henry penned the story, “Elsie in New York,” more than a century ago. When Jericho Knight gave it a fresh reading Wednesday afternoon, Kathy Gregory found herself reliving one of her childhood joys.Gregory was among a dozen or so people who gathered in the Vancouver Community Library for a fledgling story time for grown-ups.“I love the idea of being read to,” said Gregory, a downtown resident who bundled up and walked to the library for the event.“When I was a fifth-grader, our teacher read us things like ‘Boxcar Children.’ I loved that,” Gregory said. “How long has it been since somebody read to me?”last_img read more

Neighborhood police building connections to increase protection

first_imgNeighborhood policeFor more information about the neighborhood police officers, including contact information for the NPO in your neighborhood, visit the city’s neighborhood policing page.When the Vancouver Police Department created a new position in 2007, one that aimed at working closely with residents, Charlie Ford was reluctant to apply.“I didn’t start out my career thinking I would be in a position like that,” Cpl. Ford said. “I was thinking I’d catch bad guys.”But something about the job description appealed to him, and he applied. He won the job and became one of the first four neighborhood police officers.Now, after about six years of working closely with east Vancouver residents, Ford has switched out of the position and handed over the reins to Cpl. Jim Burgara.last_img read more

Democrats and Republicans split over social media content moderation

first_img Politics Tech Industry Twitter and Facebook applications are seen grouped in a Social Media folder on an iPhone.  Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter can’t please everyone when they decide what content to leave up or pull down. It turns out, Democrats and Republicans don’t always see eye to eye on content moderation. screen-shot-2019-06-18-at-2-27-16-pm Pew Research Center A study released by the Pew Research Center on Wednesday showed that about 77 percent of Democrats think social media companies “have a responsibility to remove offensive content from their platforms.” By comparison, about 52 percent of Republicans had the same view.The findings illustrate some of the challenges social media companies are facing as they try to improve how they police content on their sites. Facebook, for example, is creating an independent board that will handle appeals for content decisions. Social networks have faced allegations that they’re censoring conservative speech, which the companies have repeatedly denied. At the same time, they’re also under pressure to do more to combat hate speech, violence and other content that violates their rules. More recently, Facebook faced criticism after the company decided to not remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that made it seem like the California Democrat was slurring her words. Instead, the company displayed related articles from fact-checkers debunking the video. Overall, 66 percent of Americans say social media companies have a responsibility to pull down offensive content. But only 31 percent of Americans have at least a fair amount of confidence in social media companies to decide what content to pull down. A higher percentage of women, African-Americans and older adults also think social media companies have a responsibility to remove offensive content. The Pew Research Center surveyed more than 10,000 US adults between April 29 and May 13. The survey doesn’t define what’s considered offensive content and most people don’t agree what’s considered racist and sexist language, the study showed.  null Share your voice Tags 0 Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Will Sitharaman cross lines of control to bomb ease of doing business

first_imgNirmala Sitharaman takes oath as Union Minister at a swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on May 30, 2019. Sitharaman is reckoned as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s linchpin in the nation’s push for a better ranking in ease of doing business.IANSNirmala Sitharaman has her task cut out as finance minister to take India higher on the ease of doing business ranking so that the nation can hope to mount a credible challenge to China’s primacy as Asia’s top investment destination. One of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s priorities after returning to power with a thumping majority is to make India a premier investment destination. Sitharaman is expected to address several key issues in her maiden budget on July 5, which is also the first one of Modi 2.0.India is ranked 77th on the Ease of Doing Business Index after a remarkable 23-place jump from the 2018 ranking of 100. I would appear that within a couple of years of such improvement India would catch up with the mighty northern neighbour. China is now placed at 46, which is 31 places ahead of India. China was at 78th position last year and improved by an impressive 32 slots to reach its present position. The pace of China’s advance makes it difficult for India to catch up.However, India Inc is optimistic that India’s situation vis a vis China could improve if Sitharaman sets her mind on it. India Inc has made a series of suggestions to Sitharaman to make India more investment-friendly. Sitharaman had tweeted on June 6 asking for all stakeholders in the nation’s progress to come up with suggestions on what the budget should do. Sitharaman has also been interacting with various trade and professional organisations to gauge their mood.Captains of Indian industry have made a strong case for Sitharaman, former defence minister under whom fighter jets of Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the line of control (LoC) to bomb Balakot, to erase the unnecessary lines of control that hamper India’s industrial growth. The steps that they want include a reduction in the corporate tax rate, the abolition of minimum alternate tax, halving dividend distribution tax to 10 per cent and an increase in outlay for the infrastructure sector, reports say. The suggestions came up during the customary pre-budget consultations with the finance minister, who on her part, recalled the government’s steps since 2014 to improve the country’s business climate, a report in Firstpost says. CII President Vikram Kirloskar suggested bringing down the dividend distribution tax to 10 per cent from the present 20 per cent, saying it should also be not taxed at the hands of the investor, according to the report. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has immense hope in the ability of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who will present her first budget on July 5, to deliver the goods as she did as defence minister during some of the most difficult weeks for the nation amid tensions on the line of control with Pakistan.PTISitharaman gave a hint of the government’s thinking by recalling that since 2014 the government has taken measures to simplify and rationalise rules and striven to induct the information technology in a big way to make governance more efficient and effective. As a result, she added, India has considerably improved its ranking to 77th position among the 190 countries in the Ease of Doing Business report. Sitharaman also echoed the general worries about the pace of employment growth and said that the industry should accommodate more workforce to reap the nation’s demographic dividend.Assocham President BK Goenka has suggested 100 per cent depreciation in the first year of investment for all new investments. “In order to further simplify GST, we propose a dual rate (8 per cent and 16 per cent) structure for GST,” Goenka said. The government is likely to address the issues of land reforms, special economic zones and the overall industrial policy to improve the investment climate. Sitharaman is also expected to further rationalise the Goods and Services Tax (GST) about which grievances persist. Make in India will continue to be a priority for the central government which dovetails neatly into the nation’s push to improve ease of doing business.last_img read more