Honneur aux bénévoles de toute la province

first_imgDes bénévoles de toute la province qui offrent généreusement leur temps et leurs talents sont à l’honneur dans le cadre de la 41e cérémonie annuelle de remise des Prix provinciaux du bénévolat, aujourd’hui 7 avril. Le lieutenant-gouverneur J.J. Grant, le premier ministre Stephen McNeil, et la ministre des Services communautaires Joanne Bernard, ont assisté à la cérémonie, organisée dans le cadre de la Semaine nationale de l’action bénévole. Simonne Savoury, une élève de 12e année de l’École Beau-Port d’Arichat, reçoit le prix Jeune bénévole de l’année 2015. Elle dit être inspirée par ses grands-parents, qui ont été au service de leur communauté pendant toute leur vie. « En offrant ces services, nous créons un sentiment d’appartenance à la communauté, a dit Mme Savoury. Les mesures de soutien ne sont pas nécessairement de grande envergure, mais ce sont souvent les petits gestes qui ont le plus grand impact. » Mme Savoury est présidente du conseil étudiant et elle a travaillé avec d’autres élèves pour ramasser les déchets sur les plages et les routes. Elle a été tuteur pour des élèves ayant des difficultés d’apprentissage et elle a recueilli des dons pour permettre aux patients atteints de cancer de se déplacer pour recevoir des traitements. Lors de la cérémonie, environ 70 bénévoles ont été reconnus par leurs municipalités, qui organisent également des activités de reconnaissance des bénévoles au niveau local. « Le travail pratique des bénévoles dévoués renforce et améliore nos communautés, a dit Mme Bernard. Je suis reconnaissante que la moitié de notre population fait activement du bénévolat. Ceci représente un nombre impressionnant de 74 millions d’heures par année. » En plus du prix Jeune bénévole, le prix Famille bénévole par excellence est également remis. La famille Jones, qui est reconnue comme étant un pilier dans la communauté d’Upper Hammonds Plains, reçoit le prix Famille bénévole par excellence 2015. Shirley et ses filles Gina, Melvina et Sherlene poursuivent une tradition familiale remarquable de bénévolat qui dure depuis 175 ans. Elles participent activement à l’église baptiste Emmanuel, à l’Association de développement communautaire d’Upper Hammonds Plains et à la société Melvin Land Tract Protection Society. Gina est la première femme afro-néo-écossaise à devenir pompière bénévole. La famille a contribué à la création de camps de jour et d’ateliers sur la santé et le mieux-être, à l’expansion des installations de loisirs ainsi qu’à l’établissement de bourses pour les jeunes, de programmes de mentorat et de possibilités d’emploi. Pour obtenir des renseignements sur les lauréats des prix à l’échelle de la province, consultez le www.recreationns.ns.ca/provincial-volunteer-awards (en anglais seulement).last_img read more

THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN SHAKESPEARE ON THE SASKATCHEWAN

first_imgShakespeare on the Saskatchewan Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: This funding is being provided under the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund ($1 million) and the Community, Culture and Recreation Stream of the Investing in Canada Plan ($677,023).Quotes“Our government has made arts and culture a priority, investing an additional $300 million over 10 years to build and improve cultural infrastructure across Canada. These investments create stronger communities by providing Canadians with quality, safe and accessible gathering places where they can come together in support of our artists, creators and performers.”—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism“The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival is a perfect example of a community working to celebrate and showcase our Canadian artists. The redevelopment of the festival site will be a cultural and economic benefit to Saskatoon, to the talented members of its artistic community and to those who appreciate the value of the arts.”—The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources“Investing in cultural and recreational infrastructure helps build more dynamic and inclusive communities where Canadian families can grow and thrive. Our government is proud to be investing in infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan that are improving the lives of residents, promoting economic growth and strengthening the middle class.”—The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities“Cultural and recreational infrastructure continues to be a priority for all Canadians. Today’s announcement is good news for Saskatoon and all of Saskatchewan, and I look forward to working together with our community partners as we continue to make significant investments in our province.”—The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Member of Parliament (Regina–Wascana)“Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan has played a vital role in Saskatoon’s rich cultural tapestry for more than 30 years. Today’s announcement ensures the festival will continue to offer enthralling entertainment for many more years to come.”—The Honourable Gordon Wyant, Q.C., Deputy Premier of Saskatchewan and Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds“This project will reshape the future for Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, but beyond that it will open up one of the most beautiful spaces to the entire community. It is so amazing to have the support of the Government of Canada in creating an accessible and amazing development plan.”—Vic Dubois, Board Chair, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, Inc.“We are beyond thrilled at this investment by the Government of Canada into this project. This is a pivotal funding announcement that will allow our organization to take a huge leap forward in our planning. We can’t thank the federal government enough for their support of this great community vision.”—Will Brooks, Artistic Producer, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc.Quick FactsThe mission of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival Inc. is to showcase the skills and talents of Saskatchewanartists in a manner that is accessible to all, through mounting productions of plays by William Shakespeare and other related works.Since 1985, the organization has held an annual outdoor theatre festival in the heart of Saskatoon, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund plays a key role in improving physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, the Government of Canada is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.Associated LinksShakespeare on the Saskatchewan FestivalInvesting in Canada Plan Project MapInvesting in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure PlanCanada Cultural Spaces Fund Twittercenter_img SASKATOON, Aug. 14, 2019 – The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced more than $1.6 million in funding to support redevelopment of the festival grounds of the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, and the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities.Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Inc. will use the funding for construction of a new amphitheatre base for the stage, audience seating, and park-style pavilions for dressing rooms, box office and concessions. The organization will purchase a new tent structure to accommodate the larger amphitheatre, along with new energy-efficient lighting, sound equipment and riser decking for the stage.The planned redevelopment will enable Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan to extend its summer programming, providing more economic opportunities for the organization. The project will also improve working conditions for staff and performers, while enhancing access, on-site safety and overall audience experience. Advertisement Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Enbridge CEO says changes to Bill C 69 are critical for Canadian

first_imgEarlier in the day, following a speech at a solar conference in Calgary, Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi said it’s vital that the bill be passed as soon as possible because it replaces a broken system that is preventing projects from being built.But critics including the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have demanded changes designed to prevent public policy debates from being part of project assessments, restrict application interveners to those directly affected by the project or with expertise, set firm timelines and limit government ministers’ discretionary powers.Monaco says he applauds the aggressive stance of Alberta’s newly elected United Conservative Premier Jason Kenney in support of energy projects.“I think it’s great news that people are going to take the extra effort to ensure that people really understand the role that energy plays and what it does for our quality of life,” he said.Enbridge pipelines handle about 62 per cent of Canada’s exports of crude oil into the U.S. and move about 18 per cent of all natural gas consumed in the U.S. CALGARY, A.B. – The CEO of Enbridge Inc. says it’s “critical” to Canada’s energy future that substantive changes are made to proposed federal legislation to revamp how big resource projects win federal approval.Speaking after his company’s annual shareholders’ meeting in Calgary, Al Monaco says there are three or four major problem areas in Bill C-69 that must be addressed.His comments come as the Senate considers amendments to the bill that would repeal the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and retire the National Energy Board, leaving the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada and the Canadian Energy Regulator as authorities responsible for assessments of the environmental, health, social and economic impacts of designated projects.last_img read more

UN and LOreal announce winners of women in science award

The award, which is given out each year by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and L’Oreal, honours five women from different regions of the world who are selected by an independent jury made up of eminent members of the global scientific community.This year’s winners are: Jill Farrant from South Africa, Ingrid Scheffer from Australia, Frances Ashcroft from the United Kingdom, Susana López from Mexico, and Bonnie Bassler from the United States.Each laureate will receive $100,000 in recognition for their contribution to the advancement of science.The contributions of this year’s winners cover a wide range of issues. Ms. Farrant, who is research chair at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Cape Town, receives the prize “for discovering how plants survive under dry conditions,” while Ms. López, who teaches developmental genetic and molecular physiology at the National University of Cuernavaca in Mexico, will be honoured for identifying how rotaviruses cause the death of 600,000 children each year.Ms. Ashcroft, who is a research professor at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford University, will be honoured for her work advancing the understanding of insulin secretion and of neonatal diabetes.Ms. Scheffer, Chair of Paediatric Neurology and Research at the University of Melbourne, will receive recognition for her work identifying genes involved in some forms of epilepsy.Ms. Bassler, who is a professor at the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, will be honoured for her work understanding the chemical communication between bacteria.“The work of the 2012 Award Laureates yielded remarkable insights into human health issues, such as diabetes, brain seizures, bacterial and viral infections, and extending to the cultivation of plants in arid areas,” said Günter Blobel, president of the jury and winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1999. “Their research is truly original and each is among the best in five distinct regions of the world.”According to a news release issued by UNESCO, an international network of nearly 1,000 scientists nominates the candidates for each year’s awards, and the winners are chosen based on their work’s potential to have a major impact on society.Since 1998, the L’Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award in Life Sciences has recognized exceptional women who have helped to “move science forward” with the aim of encouraging women throughout their careers. 8 November 2011The United Nations and the cosmetics giant L’Oreal announced today the five women scientists who will receive their joint award for their advances in scientific research. read more

WatchWorkers at GM plant in Ingersoll vote today on tentative agreement

TORONTO — Workers at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., are to vote Monday on whether to accept a tentative agreement and end a four-week-long strike.The contract proposal was hammered out last week and Unifor, which represents the 2,800 workers affected, is recommending the deal be accepted.Few details are being released, but Unifor officials say it addresses the key concern of job security.The automaker threatened last week to shift more production to Mexico if a settlement wasn’t reached swiftly and the two sides agreed to a deal on Friday.If the deal is accepted, union officials expect the striking workers to start returning to the job Monday night. read more

Explanation sought for absence

The issues faced by the media both during and after the Weliweriya clashes was also discussed at today’s meeting. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission has sought an explanation from a state institution which had failed to appear before the commission over the Weliweriya incident.Speaking to some media representatives today the Commission said that the state institution has been asked to appear before the commission on another day. The Sri Lanka Human Rights Commission had summoned 26 state institutions to discuss the water issue in Weliweriya soon after the clashes but one state institution had failed to attend the meeting. read more

Police search for missing 20yearold man

Peel police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 20-year-old man that went missing a week ago.Cole Vernon was last seen on August 1 in the area of Elia Ave. and Acorn Pl. in Mississauga.Vernon is described as five-foot-eleven, 130 lbs, with a thin build and long brown hair.Police and family are concerned for his well-being.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

FAO chief emphasises role of agriculture in achieving sustainable development

In a message to the committee meeting in New York meeting to prepare for the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Diouf said agriculture, forestry and fisheries should be an integral part of all events leading up to the Summit. “Environmental degradation and poverty are strongly linked,” Dr. Diouf said in the statement delivered on his behalf by the FAO Assistant Director-General. The FAO chief said initiatives to reduce poverty and hunger must be accompanied by sound environmental management. This can only be achieved if “the needs and motivations of farmers are given due consideration.” Poverty and food insecurity, the FAO’s top issues, are major challenges to achieving the goals of the WSSD, which will be held in South Africa from 26 August to 4 September. The FAO believes poverty and hunger can be alleviated, as the planet produces enough food to feed all people. However, the Organisation has repeatedly called for a stronger political will and more financial resources to help developing countries achieve food security. read more

Family stage escape as car engulfed in flames in Dublin Mountains heather

first_img 48,061 Views 28 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share139 Tweet Email1 ICYMI: This is the moment a @TV3Ireland cameraman came to the rescue of a family who got into difficulty after a suspected heather fire broke out in the Dublin Mountains. Emergency services have been dealing with gorse fires nationwide. @fergalobrientv3 reports #Heatwave pic.twitter.com/yIovjtv3UR— Virgin Media News (@VirginMediaNews) June 27, 2018 A FAMILY’S CAR caught fire after it went off-road in the Dublin Mountains and got caught in a heather fire yesterday.A TV3 cameraman came to the rescue of the family who got into difficulty. In a video shared by the broadcaster (click here to see it), the cameraman is seen putting his equipment down and being handed a child. He then puts the child in a silver car close to the camera.Dublin Fire Brigade shared a picture of the burned-out car after the fire was put out:“Unfortunately a car was destroyed in today’s gorse fire [in the] Dublin Mountains after a change in wind direction ruined visibility on the road,” it said on Twitter. Source: Dublin Fire BrigadeGorse fires are widespread at this time of year, due to dry vegetation and things like cigarette butts being thrown aside by walkers. http://jrnl.ie/4096733 Family stage escape as car engulfed in flames in Dublin Mountains heather fire A TV3 cameraman came to their aid as they emerged from thick smoke. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Thursday 28 Jun 2018, 1:08 PM Jun 28th 2018, 1:08 PM Short URL Source: 3News/Twitterlast_img read more

Violence against migrant women under spotlight

first_imgViolence against culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women was under the spotlight when community and business leaders, academics, specialists and other key stakeholders came together at a national roundtable.Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, spoke at the national roundtable.State and territory minsters whose portfolios include women’s safety and related issues also attended to discuss priority areas for action.Minister Morrison said this was the first time a roundtable of this type had been held.“It is vital that we engage in what is such an important conversation,” Minister Morrison said.At the national roundtable, Minister Cash also launched a pre-departure information pack to educate women about Australian standards before they move to Australia to be with their partner.A report into the experiences of CALD women was presented at the roundtable. The report, ‘Hearing Her Voice’, summarises the findings of 29 ‘kitchen table’ conversations with women from over 40 ethnic and cultural backgrounds across Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Le premier tour du monde à lénergie solaire se rapproche de son

first_imgLe “premier tour du monde à l’énergie solaire” se rapproche de son terminus Le PlanetSolar, un catamaran de 35 mètres terminera prochainement son tour du monde à l’énergie solaire. L’arrivée du navire est fixée au 4 mai sur le port de Monaco.Après plus de 20 mois passés en mer, c’est un voyage unique qui s’apprête à prendre fin. Le 4 mai prochain, le PlanetSolar fera son grand retour dans le port de Monaco. Parti en septembre 2010, ce catamaran mesure pas moins de 35 mètres de long et est propulsé uniquement à l’énergie solaire. Il a ainsi servi de navire pour réaliser le tout “premier tour du monde à l’énergie solaire”.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Couvert de 540 mètres de panneaux solaires à haut rendement, le catamaran vient de dépasser “sans encombre le périlleux golfe d’Aden”, a annoncé Raphaël Domjan, l’initiateur du projet cité par l’AFP. Pourtant, la traversée ne s’annonçait pas forcément facile dans cette zone où de nombreux actes de piraterie ont eu lieu. Six hommes ont ainsi du protéger le Planet Solar et ont été “les anges gardiens de notre aventure durant plus d’un mois”.Au cours du voyage, le bateau solaire est passé par Miami, Cancun, Nouméa ou encore Brisbane, parcourant quelque 50.000 kilomètres. Il entre à présent dans sa “dernière ligne droite” avec des escales futures en Egypte et Monaco, plus d’un an et demi après son départ. Les promoteurs du projet PlanetSolar indiquent dans un communiqué : “afin de célébrer la réussite de ce projet unique, un week-end de festivités est organisé les 4, 5 et 6 mai au Port Hercule à Monaco.”Grâce à ce tour du monde avec escales, l’équipage souhaitait “démontrer qu’on a déjà les technologies” pour se passer de kérosène. “Ce sont des technologies que tout le monde peut acheter dans son supermarché. On a tout ce qu’il faut pour changer”, avait indiqué l’aventurier suisse lors d’un passage à Paris en juin 2011. Ainsi, “afin de célébrer la réussite de ce projet unique, un week-end de festivités est organisé les 4, 5 et 6 mai au Port Hercule à Monaco”, précise un communiqué des promoteurs du projet.Le 9 mars 2012 à 15:47 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Coup double pour Panasonic

first_imgCoup double pour PanasonicPanasonic vient de dévoiler aux Etats-Unis un nouveau format de stockage et une nouvelle caméra haut de gamme.Panasonic vient de lancer une caméra d’épaule HD, la AG-HPX600 P2 HD, qui, contrairement aux apparences, ne pèse que 3,5 Kg.Dotée d’un nouveau capteur 2/3 type MOS, la caméra dispose d’une sensibilité qui se classe dans la gamme F12, d’un balayage de 50 à 59,94 Hz, avec un rapport signal-bruit de 59 dB. La caméra est compatible avec les formats AVC-Intra100/50, DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO50,DVCPRO et DV.Au niveau du stockage, Panasonic fait coup doouble : le format de la caméra AG-HPX600 P2 HD est un nouveau format de carte mémoire : la microP2. Disponible en 32, 64 et 128 GB, la carte P2 ne sera pas commercialisée avant le printemps 2013. Ce qui laisse donc encore plus de temps avant que le format devienne éventuellement un standard…Panasonic a ensuite concocté un adaptateur qui présente l’avantage d’être compatible et transportable avec toute les appareils PCMCIA. Le 16 avril 2012 à 16:30 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

VIDEO: Episode 2 of “The Making of WWE 2K15”

first_img Now Playing Up Next Facebook MUST HAVE – Neo Vintage Hot-Rod Pinterest Gemini Man: Global Mission (German Spot) Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Bud Light Goes Intergalactic, Unveils Area-51-Themed Alien Beer Cans IGN.com has posted the second episode of their series, looking at the making of the upcoming WWE 2K15 videogame, which will be released later this month on PS3 & XBOX 360 and in November on PS4 & XBOX One. You can view the video below.  Date for 1000th episode of Smackdown this year, WWE fans cosplay at San Diego Comic Con Now Playing Up Next Secret Service Seeks Jet Skis For Trump Family’s Protection Now Playing Up Next Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WWE Live returns to Australia this October, Tickets will be available May 28 Triple H and Stephanie on the countdown to FOX debut, New Day commentary from Tuesday Payroll company closes, deposits reversed Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipMUST HAVE – Neo Vintage Hot-RodVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 2:28/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 43.50%0:06Remaining Time -2:23 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 listlast_img read more

Ceremonies honor 15 fallen Clark County servicemen

first_imgThere are 15 names engraved on the bottom right corner of the Clark County Veterans War Memorial, in memory of the 15 Clark County men who have died in conflicts overseas since Sept. 11, 2001.Their names also represent the widows who lost their husbands, the kids who never got to know their dads and the parents who lost their sons too soon.For the families, it’s more than a name carved into granite, and it’s for them that this year saw the beginning of a series of memorials scheduled on the anniversary of each fallen serviceman’s death.The Never to be Forgotten ceremonies, organized by the Community Military Action Committee and the Patriot Guard Riders, seeks to offer those loved ones some sort of peace, said Lynn Vaughn, Southwest Washington district captain of the Patriot Guard Riders.Vaughn has been a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, a motorcycle group that shows up to events honoring fallen servicemen, for the last decade.last_img read more

Lawyers poll ranks Schienberg as top pick for judge

first_imgClark County Superior Court Commissioner Carin Schienberg is local lawyers’ favorite among nine candidates who have applied to succeed retired Superior Court Judge Diane Woolard, according to results of a Clark County Bar Association preference poll.The bar association sent the poll results Thursday to Gov. Jay Inslee, who will appoint a successor in coming weeks. Woolard retired last month citing health problems related to her epilepsy.The new judge will have to stand for re-election in November to retain office.Schienberg received 36.4 percent of bar association member votes as the preferred candidate. Private attorney Suzan Clark was the second choice with 30 percent of votes. The other candidates received votes as follows: real estate attorney Michael Simon, 18 percent; Deputy Prosecutor Bernard Veljacic, 5.6 percent; private attorney Robert Vukanovich, 3.6 percent; private attorney Christopher Ramsey, 2 percent; private attorney Louis Byrd, 1.6 percent; James Gilligan, a hearings judge with the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals, less than 1 percent; and private attorney Paulette Burgess, no votes.The poll had 250 lawyers participating.In addition to casting votes for their choice for judge, they also rated the candidates on legal ability, judicial temperament, integrity and relevant legal experience.Clark received the highest ratings in all categories, except “relevant legal experience” for which Schienberg received the highest marks.Schienberg, 56, has served as a full-time commissioner since 2003.Clark, 50, of Vancouver, is president of the bar association. Her legal career has spanned Oregon and Washington and includes civil, criminal, prosecution, defense, appellate and family law. She also has worked occasionally as a pro tem judge since 1999.last_img read more

See a rock smack the moon during the super blood wolf eclipse

first_imgEnlarge ImageThis still from the Griffith Observatory’s eclipse livestream shows the moment of impact. Video screenshot and red circle by Amanda Kooser/CNET The dramatically named “super blood wolf moon eclipse” of Jan. 20 and 21 was a sight to behold all on its own. Then, some sharp-eyed telescope observers noticed a flash of extracurricular activity when a meteoroid created a bright pinpoint of light on the lunar surface.Multiple telescope feeds captured the impact, which likely left behind a fresh crater on the pockmarked moon. A livestream feed from Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles shows the flash, which happened at the height of the eclipse.  Share your voice Post a comment The MIDAS Survey, which monitors moon impacts, confirmed the touchdown and says it was produced by a meteoroid that hit the lunar ground. 0 The moon has earned its craters. Our space neighbor lacks an atmosphere like we have on Earth, so rocks don’t burn up on approach. Even a small meteoroid can create a bright flash when it hits the lunar surface. Lunar impacts are common, but what makes this one so fun is the sheer number of telescopes turned toward the moon for eclipse observations. The brief blast may have eluded most viewers at the time it happened, but we can now look back through the footage and spot the shining moment when a meteoroid landed during an epic eclipse. Sci-Tech 12 Photos Space Super blood wolf moon lunar eclipse dazzles in striking photos Tagslast_img read more

Lexus finally launches its Complete Lease car subscription program

first_imgEnlarge ImageLexus’ entry-level UX and UX Hybrid models are the first to be included in the brand’s new Complete Lease subscription program. Jon Wong/Roadshow We’ve known for a while that Lexus was planning on getting into the car subscription game with its Complete Lease program, but we only had a general time frame during which we could expect it to launch. Lexus announced on Thursday that the program is up and running in seven states across the US.The Lexus Complete Lease program — like most car subscription models — offers customers a single flat monthly fee that includes the cost of the vehicle, insurance and maintenance. The program is built around a two-year 20,000-mile lease and can be had with the new Lexus UX and UX Hybrid models.”This type of alternative leasing program aligns with the heart of Lexus, providing an amazing guest experience in every way,” Lisa Materazzo, vice president of Lexus marketing, said in a statement. “By appealing to those looking to simplify their monthly commitment, the Lexus Complete Lease program makes the process more streamlined for our guests.”Currently, 80 Lexus dealers are participating in the Complete Lease program in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Complete Lease comes across as a great way to get younger buyers into Lexus dealers, provided that subscription program is administered successfully. Honda RidgelineAgain keeping the status quo, the Honda Ridgeline maintains third place on the American Made Index. This crossover-that-looks-like-a-truck provides a better ride than a traditional pickup and gets an awesome lockable trunk right in the floor of the bed. And it doesn’t do the truck stuff too badly, either, as it’s able to carry 1,860 pounds of payload and tow 3,500 pounds.The Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. That is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission with available all-wheel drive. It’s built in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Acura RDX A-Spec: Sharp handling, sharper looks Acura RDXThe third-generation Acura RDX squeaks into the top ten list with larger proportions, plenty of interior space and better handling than its predecessor. Forward collision warning with collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control that works even in low-speed traffic, lane-keeping steering assist and road departure mitigation are all standard across the board. Like its MDX counterpart, the RDX is available with the A-Spec styling package.The RDX sports a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Output is stated at 273 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and it’s mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The new RDX is built in East Liberty, Ohio. 49 Photos Car Industry Share your voice Honda OdysseyThe feature-rich Honda Odyssey minivan also retains its number-two slot from last year’s list. While the 2019 model doesn’t see any changes from last, it’s still a darn good choice for families on the go with reconfigurable seats, Wi-Fi and an excellent rear-seat entertainment system. The Cabin Watch video system lets parents keep an eye on their little darlings without turning around in their seats, while Cabin Talk amplifies their voice so no yelling is required.The Odyssey is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 rated for 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Most trims get a nine-speed automatic but the top Touring and Elite trims now use a 10-speed automatic with stop-start technology. The Honda Odyssey is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport loves to hustle 75 Photos 4 Car Industry SUVs Crossovers Car Culture 10 Photos More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Acura MDXMoving up one slot to sixth place on the American Made Index is the non-hybrid variant of the Acura MDX. With its SH-AWD system, the MDX is one of the better handling midsize luxury crossovers, and for 2019 the company gives us the A-Spec treatment with a new front fascia and side skirts, 20-inch wheels, wider exhaust tips, unique gauges, a new steering wheel, carbon fiber trim and various Alcantara interior touches.However, both the standard and A-Spec models get a 3.5-liter V6 engine, rated for 290 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque going through a nine-speed automatic transmission. The Acura MDX is made in East Liberty, Ohio.  2019 Honda Pilot Elite: A smoother, tech-rich crossover SUV 2019 Honda Passport: A well-rounded midsize offering Jeep CherokeeKeeping its top-of-the-list placement, the Jeep Cherokee is 2019’s most American-made car. Refreshed for 2019, the compact crossover now features more tech, better cargo space and a slightly tweaked look. It’s available in no fewer the nine trims, including the off-road specific Trailhawk and a fancy-pants Trailhawk Elite.For 2019, the Cherokee gets a new 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine with 270 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, though naturally aspirated I4 and V6 choices are also available. Regardless of engine, a nine-speed automatic transmission gets the power to the pavement — or dirt as the case may be. The Cherokee is made in Belvidere, Illinois. 2019 Lexus UX 200 is an aggressive-looking small luxury crossover 52 Photos 2019 Honda Ridgeline: The commuter’s pickup truck 81 Photos Chevrolet CorvetteMoving up from the 10th-place slot last year is the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette. While we’ve all been ogling the new mid-engine Corvette, it’s easy to forget what a performance bargain the current-generation ‘Vette is. From the base trim to the Grand Sport to the bonkers ZR1, the Corvette is an American icon.My preference is for the Grand Sport, which strikes a perfect balance between everyday drivability and canyon-carving performance. The 6.2-liter V8 puts out 460 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. You can get it with a seven-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission, but the kicker is the borrowed chassis and aero parts from the beefier Z06. Like I said, perfect balance. The Corvette is made in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 2019 GMC Canyon: A fancier Colorado Lexus 69 Photoscenter_img 2019 Jeep Cherokee can handle the rough stuff Honda PassportThe Honda Passport is a new (well, reborn) entry to both the Honda lineup and the American Made Index. This midsize crossover comes to the fray with great driving dynamics and plenty of tech like the standard Honda Sensing suite of active safety features. An available 8-inch touchscreen gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot.Under the hood is the stalwart 3.5-liter V6 producing 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. However unlike the Ridgeline, the Passport sends that power through a nine-speed automatic transmission. Having said that, just like the Ridgeline, this is the only powertrain available. The Honda Passport is built in Lincoln, Alabama. 71 Photos 18 Photos GMC CanyonIf you’re looking for a slightly fancier version of the Colorado that’s more focused on luxe than dirt, check out the GMC Canyon. The top Denali trim gets standard heated and ventilated front seats as well as a heated steering wheel. Maximum payload capability is 1,665 pounds while max towing is a fairly healthy 7,600 pounds.The Canyon is available with the same 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 3.6-liter V6 or 2.8-liter diesel as the Chevrolet Colorado. It’s also built in Wentzville, Missouri. More From Roadshow General Motors Chevrolet Honda Jeep Acura 68 Photos Lexus,Enlarge ImageIt’s all in a day’s work for the Jeep Cherokee, the most American-made car in 2019. Jeep With high trade tensions looming and increasing talk of tariffs, more and more consumers are looking to buy American. Cars.com has released its annual American Made Index, showcasing companies that use the most American-sourced parts and labor in their vehicles. The results may surprise you.Cars.com analyzed more than 100 US-built vehicles for five key data points: manufacturing location, parts sourcing, US employment, engine sourcing and transmission sourcing. You might think something like the Ford F-150 would top the list, but it drops from its No. 5 spot for 2018 and out of the top 10 completely. Even the first-place holder, the Jeep Cherokee, is a pretty global product. It’s a Jeep, sure, but that brand is part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, an Italian-owned business.Cars.com surveyed 1,000 people and found that half are concerned about automotive import tariffs, with 41% saying they are unsure if tariffs would make them more likely to buy American. Either way, we’re big fans of all the vehicles on this list. These days, buying American doesn’t necessarily mean sticking with a US-based automaker. 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison: A tougher off-roader Tags Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 12 Photos Honda PilotDropping down to seventh place for 2019 is the Honda Pilot. Like its two-row Passport sibling, the three-row Pilot offers parent-focused technology like Cabin Talk as well as myriad standard driver-assistance features through the Honda Sensing tech suite. Honda’s largest crossover offers up nearly 84 cubic feet of cargo space. Honda’s 3.5-liter V6 engine shows up again, making a serviceable 280 horsepower and 262 pound-feet of torque. Touring and Elite trims get a nine-speed automatic transmission while lower trims have to make do with a six-speed auto. The Honda Pilot is made in Lincoln, Alabama. 2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison: An off-road animal 26 Photos 2019 Acura MDX adds new features and an A-Spec model 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2019 GMC Sierra Denali review: So close to greatness Share your voice 2019 Honda Odyssey offers plenty of room and features for families Comments 2019 Honda Ridgeline review: Light duty, heavy punch Comments Chevrolet ColoradoMaking its debut in the top 10 is the Chevrolet Colorado. Shown here in the tough ZR2 Bison off-road spec, the Chevy Colorado is an excellent truck and one of the two midsize pickups you can get with a diesel engine. Adding to the ZR2’s two-inch lift and front and rear locking differentials, the Bison gets beefier skid plates (trust me, that’s a good thing), steel bumpers and integrated recovery points. Heck, you can even get a snorkel.Base models get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a six-speed manual transmission, but a more popular choice is the 3.6-liter V6 gas engine with 308 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile, the 2.8-liter diesel pumps out 186 horsepower and a delicious 369 pound-feet of twist and is mated to a six-speed automatic. The Chevy Colorado is built in Wentzville, Missouri.last_img read more

SFI demands action on schools not observing No Bag Day rule

first_imgVijayawada: The state government’s decision to implement ‘No Bag Day’ on every 1st and 3rd Saturday in private and corporate schools in Krishna district is a failure, alleged SFI Krishna district president N Kotababu and secretary M Someswara Rao. They charged private and corporate school managements with not implementing the instruction of the School Education Department on ‘No bag day’ for students of classes from 1 to 5 on 1st and 3rd Saturdays. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us They alleged that mandal and district level education officers are not showing interest to implement the ‘No bag day’ in the schools. They said that the authorities were completely negligent in implementing the decision of the state government, which announced to bring many revolutionary changes in the education sector during the academic year. They demanded that the government derecognise schools that have failed to implement ‘No Bag Day’. SFI leaders warned that the students would organise protests in front of the schools which will not implement the ‘No bag day’ from next 1st Saturday.last_img read more

City lad wins bronze in Table Tennis championship in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: City lad R Vamsi Sanjay won a bronze medal at the Andhra Pradesh State Ranking Table Tennis Championship under Cadet Boys Singles Category. The championship was organised by Krishna district Table Tennis Association under the auspices of Andhra Pradesh Table Tennis Association at DRMC Indoor stadium here from July 26 to 28. Sanjay is studying in Class VI at Dr KKR’s Gowtham (EM) High School, Patamata, according to the school principal A Madhavi on Tuesday. The school chairman Dr K Koteswara Rao, directors K Avinash, K Sriteja and others congratulated Sanjay on winning the medal.last_img read more

DNCCs hotline to tackle mosquito

first_imgFile Photo: Prothom AloIn the face of the growing mosquito menace in recent times, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has launched a hotline to take its mosquito-control services to the doorsteps of city-dwellers, reports UNB.The hotline number is 01932665544.City dwellers can request for spraying insecticide to control the mosquito menace in their locality through the hotline number from 9:00am to 5:00pm every day from tomorrow (Wednesday) said DNCC’s public relations officer ASM Mamun.After getting the call, the DNCC will provide its mosquito-control services within 24 hours, he said.The DNCC’s ongoing crash programme for mosquito control will continue till 15 March.The decision of providing mosquito-control services through the hotline was taken at an emergency meeting with chief executive officer of the DNCC in the chair on 25 February.The meeting decided to further extend the duration of the crash programme if needed, the DNCC PRO said.The meeting asked the DNCC officers and employees concerned to continue monitoring whether the insecticides were being sprayed properly.last_img read more