first_imgWith the MAX22505 ±40V high-speed USB fault protector from Maxim Integrated Products, designers can now eliminate USB port damage from all faults, including ground potential differences, up to ±40V without the tradeoffs required by competing solutions. It protects data and power lines from industrial equipment powered at 24VAC and 40VDC, while also reducing solution size by more than 50% for industrial voltage applications.Industrial environments continue striving to reduce solution footprint to increase productivity and throughput while demanding system robustness and increased uptime. As a result, there has been a trend to adopt USB vs. RS232 on automation equipment due to a much smaller connector size. As industrial environments adopt USB to provide faster communication for applications such as real-time diagnostics, programming/service ports on programmable logic controllers, or supporting camera vision systems, USB ports require fault protection from overvoltage and ground differences while balancing the need to support high-speed data rates up to 480Mbps. Damage to both the host and device side can occur in these systems, requiring a unique solution that achieves high levels of fault protection. Existing USB fault protection solutions on the market today compromise either USB operating speed or voltage/current limit protection on a device’s data and power lines. Consequently, current solutions on the market are costlier and incapable of providing fault protection at high-speed USB performance.The MAX22505 answers this market need as the industry’s only solution that combines high-speed USB fault protection (480Mbps) for industrial voltages, while being flexible enough to support either host or device applications including USB On-The-Go. It protects equipment from overvoltage or negative voltage on power and data lines, as well as ground potential differences between devices. It reduces solution size by more than 50% compared to competing solutions and ensures robust communications in harsh environments cost-effectively in a simpler design. Housed in a 24-pin 4 x 4mm TQFN package, it operates over the -40 to +105°C temperature range. Applications include building automation, industrial PCs, PLCs, and diagnostic USB ports. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ROHM: highly integrated PMIC optimized for NXP i.MX 8M applications processorNext Lanner introduces V3 series of fanless, rugged vehicle gateway controllerslast_img read more

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the home fixtures for the limited-overs series against Australia on Thursday.India will be hosting Australia for two T20 internationals and five ODIs from February 24 to March 13.The first T20I will be held on February 24 at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The second will take place on February 27 at the Y.S. Rajashekhar Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.The ODI series will begin on March 2 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Nagpur will host the second ODI on March 5 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium.Ranchi’s JSCA International Stadium Complex will see the third ODI on March 8, followed by Mohali (March 10) and Delhi (March 13), the the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said.Both T20Is will be night matches starting at 7pm, and all five ODIs will be day-night affairs, starting at 1:30 pm, according to a BCCI release.For Australia, this tour is set to be their last international assignment before the World Cup which starts on May 30 in England.For India, this series will be followed by a home assignment against Zimbabwe, before the players head into the IPL ahead of the World Cup(With IANS inputs)last_img read more

first_img … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Saracens Read more Scarlets Share on Twitter Owen Farrell orchestrates Saracens romp against Northampton Those tempted to blame the inclement weather for Saracens’ relative underachievement – what if the fateful home game against Clermont in December had not been postponed until the following afternoon? – are missing an essential truth. Excuses are like belly buttons: everyone has one but they swiftly lose any relevance. Yes, England’s Lions have played more rugby than their Celtic counterparts this season but it is only mid-January – surely that should have more effect between now and June? Of course they have endured injury disruption but so too have many others.The most glaring difference lies in the continuing ability of the big Irish sides to hold their players back for their big European games. Even Leinster’s head coach, Leo Cullen, is contracted to the Irish Rugby Football Union, rather than his province. This also helps players, mentally, to target Europe more effectively. Leinster have won only one fewer pool game away from home this season – against Glasgow, Exeter and Montpellier – than all the English sides put together.But then along comes a team such as Scarlets, who gloriously buck every trend. It is remarkable to recall now that they lost their opening two pool games; those of us in west Wales on the monsoonal Friday night when they were beaten up by Bath’s big forwards drove home suspecting their obvious attacking promise was not quite going to be enough to elevate them to the next stage.How thrillingly they have rebounded from that disappointment: Tadhg Beirne is among Europe’s most influential forwards and Gareth Davies, Dan Jones, Hadleigh Parkes, Scott Williams and Rhys Patchell have all been terrific behind the scrum. The last time the west Walians – then still playing as Llanelli Scarlets – reached the knockout stages, in 2006-07, they ended up reaching the semi-finals and, as Toulon discovered on Saturday, this is not a team short of spirit or self‑belief.Their reward is a potentially thrilling duel with La Rochelle at Parc y Scarlets, with away quarter-final wins likely to be at a premium when the tournament resumes over the Easter weekend. Leinster and Clermont, however, remain the tournament frontrunners, with the semi-final draw set to keep them apart.There is also continuing Welsh interest in the Challenge Cup, where Cardiff Blues have made the last eight, generating further overdue oval-ball Welsh optimism in Europe. Between now and the end of the season there will be plenty of glasses raised to absent friends across the Severn Bridge. Leinster Leicester Support The Guardian Share on WhatsApp But for Wasps’ hard-earned 26-7 victory against an outgunned Ulster on a gluepot of a pitch at the Ricoh Arena there would have been no Premiership interest whatsoever in the last eight. The upshot is that Sarries will now travel to Dublin to face the top seeds, Leinster, in the quarter-finals, still clinging to their hopes of winning a hat-trick of European crowns.Not even the thickest-skinned of little Englanders, even so, would remotely portray the last‑eight draw as a triumph given the Premiership had five entrants at this stage just two years ago. While the Scarlets deserve special recognition for becoming the first Welsh region to reach this point since 2012, it is impossible to ignore the bigger picture of Pro14 sides staging three of the four quarter-finals.By comparison, Premiership sides have mostly flattered to deceive. Saracens were unrecognisably poor at home against Clermont before Christmas and would have paid the price had Wasps not bailed them out. Exeter, by their high standards, were not sufficiently clinical at crucial moments and were punished in a way they rarely are domestically. Northampton, Harlequins, and Leicester all finished bottom of their pools and only Bath, with an Italian side in their pool, managed even to win two-thirds of their pool games. Not that it did them much good qualification-wise.The question of why the collective return has been so modest could just as easily be: “Why not?” English clubs have never had a divine right to Champions Cup immunity and, as stated in these pages back in October, pre-tournament expectations this season were not especially high, Saracens apart. Wasps and Quins kicked off under a heavy injury shadow, Northampton were at sixes and sevens on and off the field and Bath remain reliably inconsistent.Leicester? They showed more fight against Racing 92 at a snowy Welford Road, having gone 14-0 down early on, but their eventual 23-20 defeat still left them at the foot of Pool 4. George Ford’s post-match assessment – “We’ve been nowhere near good enough” – was hard to dispute. At one stage it also appeared they were shoving Saracens over the edge, turning down a kickable late penalty that would have spared their compatriots before Wasps even kicked off.Luckily for Saracens there was to be a last-gasp reprieve. Their director of rugby, Mark McCall – as well as Eddie Jones – will now be hoping that Saturday’s latest 62-14 thrashing of Northampton suggested his players’ midwinter slump is now behind them. “I think that performance was the culmination of the last six weeks since the Monday night when we played Clermont and we were in a tough situation,” McCall said. “We’ve shown ourselves that if we can get into knockout games, we’ll be tough to play against. It doesn’t really matter where it is, I know that on our day and when we play like that we’re very difficult to beat.” In the end it could have been worse. At no stage in the history of European club rugby have England’s clubs endured a leaner pool return in Europe but a dismal January afternoon in Coventry did belatedly yield some solace. Whatever Saracens do in the knockout phases they owe a big debt to their former local rivals Wasps for supplying their passport into the tournament’s latter stages. Share on Facebook Rugby union Champions Cup Share on Messenger features Share via Email Read more Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Dan Jones inspires Scarlets to edge past Toulon and into knockout rounds Topics Clermont Auvergne Reuse this contentlast_img read more

first_img The Best Backpacking Chairs for Your Next Adventure Previous Next Previous What we liked:This rack is incredibly light, due to its all aluminum construction at just 34 pounds (and only 44 pounds when adding on the third bike option). Unlike previous models, no tools are needed to install or remove from vehicle. It allows for the third bike option in the 1.25” model. The rack tilt mechanism is large and easily accessible. It accommodates bikes of all sizes (including fat bikes) and the locking system secures both wheels and frame to the rack.What we didn’t:While lighter, this rack is larger than previous tray racks from Yakima. The tilt lever can be difficult to operate. The locking arms utilize very small buttons to operate. This rack is limited to bikes that weigh 40 pounds or less.Thule T2 Pro XT – $579Features:Easy to install and remove the rack with the tool-free AutoAttach systemCarrier easily folds when not in use and tilts away from vehicle for rear access due to the HitchSwitch leverLock bikes to the rack and secure the rack to the receiver with the integrated cable lock and lock knobEliminate bike interference by adjusting side to side to create generous spacing between bike mountsSecure bikes quickly without frame contact with the frame free ratcheting armIdeal for carbon frames, mountain, downhill, and fat bikes as it fits 20 – 29” wheels and up to 5” tires without adaptersCarries 2 bikes (can be expanded to 4 with the T2 PRO XT 2-Bike Add On) The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Next What we liked:The dual shepherd’s hooks hold the bike from the top of both tires (this is the only rack in this roundup that had this feature). This feature made it quick and easy to load and unload bikes. The rack can be tilted away from the car to allow access to rear storage. The rack locks to the car and the integrated locking system locks bikes to the rack. It is the most economical rack in this group without skimping on any features found in similar racks.What we didn’t:Only holds up to 4” tires but does have the option for purchasing separately the fat tire wheel holders. The expandable four bike option (sold separately) is only available in the 2” model. This rack also affords less adjustability between varying sized bikes, which could cause some interference with certain models.Küat NV 2.0 – $629.00Features:Adjustable front tire cradle systemRe-designed pivot with optional foot assistFully integrated cable locksTrail Doc includedFront tire ratchet design with intuitive releaseRear tire strap features co-molded strap to protect wheelsNo-tool install with hand tight hitch cam systemPremium gloss metallic powder with water transferred logosHitch lock includedApproximately 50 pounds Previous Editors’ Recommendations What we liked:We loved the built in bike stand for trail-side repairs. As this feature clamps to the top tube of the bike, it doesn’t work for all frame designs. The integrated locking mechanism is available for each bike. Like a few others in the roundup, this rack will hold bikes weighing up to 60 pounds each. The ratcheting arm held the front tire in place securely. The wheel trays are adjustable to prevent bike interference. The release mechanism for raising and lowering the rack was hassle free and tilted enough to allow access to rear cargo area.What we didn’t:This was the most expensive rack we tested. While expandable to carry 4 bikes, it is only available in the 2” model. The rear wheel attachment point didn’t have as much cupping as I would have preferred but all of the bikes we tried remained secure during transport.Final Thoughts:We love the hitch mounted tray racks. The price for these racks is much more of an investment that other options, but the ease and convenience is worth the price tag. Things to consider when investing in these racks include:All rack in this roundup ranged from $470-$629Spacing between bikes (this is a personal preference and depends on your quiver of bike options) and the level of interferenceSecurity of bikes while on the rack. No locking mechanism is completely theft proof and we recommend taking that into account when traveling. We personally carry our bikes into our room when traveling and staying overnight.Check the access option for your particular vehicle and whether it will work when loaded. The Best Valet Trays for Keeping Your Stuff Together 1 of 3center_img 1 of 4 1 of 2 What we liked:Unlike others in the roundup, this rack is expandable to hold four bikes. Bike interference can be eliminated by adjusting the side to side feature. Clicking the HitchSwitch lever allows easy access to rear gate as the rack tilts downward. The ‘V’ shaped cradles wheels of all sizes and the arm secures the bike to the rack. While rack weighs more than the Dr. Tray, it accommodates 20 pounds more per bike (60 pounds versus 40 pounds).What we didn’t:This rack weighs almost 20 pounds more than the lightest rack in this roundup. The T2 Pro XT can carry up to 4 bikes with Bike Add-on (sold separately – $419.95) but it is only available for 2” receivers. Additionally, if desiring to carry the maximum 4 bikes (with add-on), the entire setup will cost $1,000.RockyMounts Splitrail – $500Features:Lightweight chromoly and aluminum construction44 pound assembled weight makes it the lightest expandable hitch rack available (2″ only)SplitRail Single Bike Add On expands 2″ model to carry 3 or 4 bikes (sold separately)Fits bikes with 20-29″ wheels and new “Plus” size tires. 48″ max wheelbase4″ of side-to-side tray adjustment for simple and easy loading and unloading of bicyclesNo tools installation onto vehicle, Simply install hitch pin, lock, and tighten cam systemProprietary anti-wobble mechanism eliminates virtually all rack movementIntegrated cable lock secures bikes to rack, locking hitch pin secures rack to carIncludes wall mount storage hook Previous Bike racks have continued to evolve as the bikes they are designed to transport perpetually change. The array of racks is as varied as the cars they are designed to fit. The list includes roof, trunk and hitch-mounted racks.Many vehicles come equipped with hitch receivers, and it not, after market models can be installed on even the smallest of vehicles. Hitch receivers are available in one of two sizes: 2” and 1.25”.For this particular roundup, we focused solely on the hitch-mounted tray racks. These racks are designed utilizing a clamping arm to hold the front tire to the tray while a small strap secures the rear tire.Advantages of this style rack include: Being easy to load as they are closer to the ground, they are able to hold almost any style and size bike, and hitch-mounted bike racks potentially decrease wind resistant since the bikes are in the rear of the vehicle. On the other hand, these racks can be more expensive, are heavier, and some can limit access to the rear cargo area when loaded.Here is our list of 5 bike racks (in no particular order) to get you to the trailhead this season and beyond.Yakima Dr. Tray – $579Features:Securely carries 26” to 29” wheels and tires up to 5” wideUp to 18” space between each bikeQuickChange lever provides tool-free adjustment while bikes are loaded, minimizing the potential for bike-to-bike interference.Easy-to-use RemoteControl tilt lever and lightweight, aluminum design makes raising and lowering the rack a breezeTool-free locking SpeedKnob™ for a secure and easy install to your vehicleSKS cable lock system for each bike secures both wheels and frame40 lbs weight maximum per bike (80lbs total)Carry a third bike with the EZ+1 (sold separately – $229). Weighs 9 pounds. What we liked:This relatively lightweight rack becomes more noticeable when adding Add On components for additional bikes. We loved that the rack comes with a wall mount option for storing the rack when not attached to the car (this beats the option of laying on the garage floor). The ratcheting hook for the front tire remains firm once in place and we never questioned the safety of the bikes when traveling. Also, the rack had zero wobble while in motion.What we didn’t:While the rack is expandable to hold up to 4 bikes, that option is only available in the 2” model. Also, to eliminate interference between bikes, the rack has 4” of side to side adjustment with there different bolt positions. However, this requires unscrewing each tray from its attachment point, which is best done at home as opposed to on the road (note: once adjusted, it works perfectly if carrying the same bikes consistently). The integrated locking mechanism is only long enough to secure the frame to the rack.Saris SuperClamp EX – $470Features:  Dual wheel-clamping hooks  Lightweight, yet mighty! Weighs only 35 pounds, and is rugged enough to carry 2 bikes, up to 60 pounds each.  Features integrated locks and reflectors for extra security and visibility, day and night.  Tilting feature allows hatch access, even when fully loaded, and folds up when not in use.  Sleek and compact design holds 2 bikes on a single bar. Next 1 of 5 The New Land Rover Defender Is Just as Glorious as We Expected Next Pro Chefs Dish on the Perfect Seven-Layer Dip Recipeslast_img read more

first_imgIf you don’t have a pair of good blue jeans in your wardrobe, allow us to explain exactly why you should remedy that as soon as possible. This classic style staple is rooted in workwear, worn by miners and prospectors, and it’s evolved into something that can be worn by, well, everyone. The best men’s blue denim can be as sharp and dressy as your favorite suit pants or as casual as you want ‘em to be. Best of all, they’ll work with plenty of your favorite men’s style essentials To start, here are the pairs we love and wear often.Buck Mason Slim Fit Jeans in 3-Month Wash – $175Modeled after a pair of jeans worn endlessly one of the brand’s founders, the handsome 3-Month Wash Slim Fit Jeans from Buck Mason are every bit as stylish and essential as the brand’s perfect T-shirts and durable outerwear. If we were you, we’d wear these jeans with a denim shirt from Buck Mason too.Shop NowLevi’s Made & Crafted 511 Jeans – $148Levi’s Made & Crafted takes what you know and love about Levi’s then amps it up with premium quality and a vintage-minded touch. Such is the case with the Mid Stonewash Jeans seen here — wear ‘em with a grey crewneck sweater and brown leather sneakers for casual fall weekend vibes.Shop NowMadewell Men’s Skinny Jeans in Medium Wash – $128Yes, that’s right, the women-centric Madewell just launched a men’s line focused on essential, must-have basics done in an accessible-yet-elevated fashion starting with, among others, these nicely tailored jeans in a pleasingly casual medium wash. Featuring a blend of cotton and poly, plus elastane denim from Cone Mills, these jeans can be counted on to work this season (and beyond) with staples like a crisp white Oxford and an olive military jacket.Shop NowFrank And Oak Dylan Slim Raw Selvedge Jeans – $119The team at Frank And Oak has your basics covered (and then some) with these sharp, well-cut, slim selvedge jeans. They also feature a handy amount of stretch so you can wear them alongside a tan herringbone blazer and a white Oxford with ease.Shop NowUniqlo Slim-Fit Stretch Selvedge Jeans – $50A great pair of stretch selvedge jeans under $50? Uniqlo delivers once again. Wear these as often as you please, preferably with all other manner of toned-down basics from Uniqlo.Shop NowOuterknown Ambassador Slim-Fit Selvedge Jeans – $148As much as we love ourselves a great pair of denim, the industry can be notoriously harmful to the environment. That’s where the Ambassador Slim-Fit Selvedge, made using the highest possible ethical and environmental standards, comes into play. They’re also guaranteed for life and made at the world’s leading sustainable denim factory.Shop Now A Guide to Raw Denim Jean Selection and Care Editors’ Recommendations Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier The Best Black Jeans to Have You Stepping Out in Style Madewell Men’s Fall Collection Has All Your New Favorites How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall last_img read more

first_imgzoom Petroleum products shipping company Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. has taken delivery of a 74,000 dwt LR1 tanker, the Navig8 Prestige, from South Korean shipbuilder SPP Shipbuilding.Navig8 Prestige is the last of four vessels contracted at SPP to be delivered to the company.The tanker will be entered into and operated in Navig8 Group’s LR8 commercial pool, according to the company.Navig8 Prestige is the second and last vessel to be delivered under the USD 66 million senior secured loan facility entered into with ABN AMRO Bank, Singapore Branch on July 19, 2016.The loan was signed for post-delivery financing of two 74,000 dwt LR1 product tankers.Navig8 Product Tankers took delivery of the first LR1 tanker under the financing agreement, Navig8 Precision from South Korean shipbuilder SPP Shipbuilding, in early October.Navig8 Precision, the third of four vessels contracted at SPP, was entered into Navig8 Group’s LR8 commercial pool.A total of twelve LR1 and eleven LR2 product tanker newbuildings have been delivered to the company to date.Navig8 Product Tankers said that its full 27 eco‐design product tanker newbuilding fleet should be delivered by the end of 2016.last_img read more

first_imgOn Sunday November 24, 2013 Anna Easteden is hosting the launch party for her brand Kaunis to benefit Toys for Tots at Coast Anabelle Hotel.Kaunis Facial MaskGuests are invited to bring a toy to donate to Toys For Tots, indulge in facials by Anna, cupcakes by Cupcake Wars Winner: Bubba Sweets, gift bags by Lisa Kline and photos on the “pink” carpet. The Toys For Tots Marines will be on site collecting toys and available for photo opportunities.Kaunis started when creator, Anna Easteden, had really dry, flaky skin with acne that would last for weeks. She felt she had tried pretty much every single skin care product out there, ranging from cheaper drugstore brands to the most expensive and high-end products. This lead to the beginning of extensive research of different products, ingredients, vitamins, supplements and much more. Her persistence eventually lead her to improved skin that was beautiful, glowing, clear and younger-looking. Kaunis values great ingredients, which is why their products contain ingredients that are certified organic. They also value animals, so none of their products are tested on animals and all the products are vegetarian formulas. Kaunis is a Finnish word that means “beautiful”… For more information please visit Easteden is a Finnish–born farmer’s daughter, an international model and a Los Angeles based award nominated actress. She started her career as a teenager after receiving a large modeling contract with a Japanese modeling agency. In Tokyo she modeled for: Kanebo, Sony, Nissen, Wacoal, Oricom, NEC and Lux, among many others. US work includes: Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, XOXO, Hermes, Diesel, Pony, T-Mobile, Toyo Tires, Michael Antonio, and Jockey. Anna has acted notable TV-shows, such as: “Two and a Half Men”, “Bones,” “Days Of Our Lives” and “Passions.” Her award nomination came from the Method Fest Film Festival from her portrayal of Nina in the film by Mika Kaurismäki, “The House of Branching Love”, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. In Finland, Anna is the host of “Wipeout”, the same show as in America, but in Finnish, on FOX. For more information on Anna please visit LAUNCH PARTY:DATE: Sunday, November 24, 2013EVENT TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.PRESS/MEDIA CHECK IN: 12:45PINK CARPET: 1:00 p.m. –1:30p.m.LOCATION: Coast Anabelle Hotel, 2011 W. Olive Ave. Burbank, CAPress/media/celebrity RSVP: mistyepr@gmail.comFind out more here.Copyright ©2013Look to the Starslast_img read more

first_imgGENEVA- Opponents of the coup that toppled Egypt’s  elected president Mohamed Morsi in July warned Wednesday the country was  headed towards civil war and urged the international community to pay  attention.“The present regime since the coup is pushing Egypt towards civil war,”  journalist and former chief editor of the Al-Shorouk newspaper, Wael Kandil,  told reporters in Geneva.He warned the security forces’ crackdown on supporters of Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, which has resulted in more than 1,000 people being killed and  more than 2,000 arrested nationwide, was ripping the country apart. Kandil was in Geneva to help launch a new loose coalition of coup opponents  from diverse political backgrounds, based inside the country and abroad.Calling themselves the “Anti-coup Egyptian delegation of public diplomacy,”  the group said it was visiting UN agencies and diplomatic missions to press  its case that the military had hijacked the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak.Hatem Azzam, vice president of the moderate Islamist Al-Wasat Party and a member of the now disbanded 2012 parliament, compared Morsi’s overthrow with the 1973 coup in Chile, when socialist President Salvador Allende was ousted by a military junta.Eslam Lotfy, a lawyer at Egypt’s High Court of Appeals and member of the leftist Third Square Movement, said while had been against Morsi, he was “also against the coup”.last_img read more

MONTREAL — Air Canada shares were at their highest in more than 10 years on Thursday after the country’s largest airline said analyst forecasts had significantly underestimated one of its earnings benchmarks.Shares in the Montreal-based airline peaked at $19.06 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange rose. In later trading, they were up 7.38 per cent or $1.28 at $18.62.The last time Air Canada shares were at these levels was in February 2007.The shares surged after Air Canada said its EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, impairment and aircraft rent) will be better than $475 million average forecast by analysts for the three months ended June 30.In last year’s second quarter, Air Canada posted a record $605 million in EBITDAR and $186 million of net income, which includes many items required under general accounting.Chief executive Calin Rovinescu says the results for this year’s second quarter, to be announced Aug. 4, were driven by higher revenue and lower than projected fuel costs.He said in a news release that the quarter was capped by transporting nearly one million customers over the six-day Canada Day-Fourth of July period, including a single-day record of 166,850 passengers on June 29.Walter Spracklin of RBC Capital Markets said the guidance reaffirmed his “bullish view” of the company.He raised his target price for Air Canada to $25 from $21, saying the shares are undervalued.Air Canada was expected to earn $19.5 million of net income in the second quarter on revenues of nearly $3.8 billion, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.Adjusted profits were forecast to be $45.7 million or 19 cents per share, down from $203 million or 72 cents per share a year ago. read more

Addressing the Assembly’s annual debate, Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza and Sierra Leone’s Vice-President Solomon Berewa emphasized that the Commission’s selection of their countries was acting as a powerful incentive to internal progress.Mr. Nkurunziza said Burundi had already made important gains, most notably the ceasefire deal signed earlier this month by the Government and the last key rebel group, the Palipehutu-Forces Nationale du Libération (FNL).He said the return of numerous weapons by ex-combatants, the growing diversification and freedom of the press and a 20 per cent surge each month in the revenue received by the State were also healthy signs of Burundi’s progress.But the Burundian leader warned that countries with a recent history of violence and anti-democratic practices must be vigilant that they do not slip back into crises.Mr. Nkurunziza called on the Peacebuilding Commission and the rest of the UN system to make gender equality a priority, saying his Government regarded it as crucial to alleviating poverty.Speaking later, Mr. Berewa said Sierra Leone has developed strategy papers to deal with poverty reduction and peace consolidation as it heads towards presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for next year.He said those strategies depend on support from donor agencies and friendly countries and the country was therefore looking forward to the contribution that the Peacebuilding Commission could make.Mr. Berewa also thanked the UN for not leaving Sierra Leone in a vacuum when its peacekeeping mission closed down at the end of last year, but instead providing support through the UN Integrated Office in Sierra Leone (UNIOSIL).The Peacebuilding Commission, which is designed to help post-conflict nations avert a relapse into bloodshed, selected Burundi and Sierra Leone at its inaugural meeting, held in June. read more

The team’s roles have been reversed, but the matchup remains just as big. The Ohio State men’s basketball team is set to take on Michigan at the Schottenstein Center Sunday, and for the first time in a while, the Buckeyes will be playing the part of the underdog. OSU (12-3, 2-1 Big Ten), ranked No. 15 in the country by the Associated Press, has struggled at times this season, losing all three of the games it has played against ranked opponents. Michigan (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten), ranked No. 2 by the AP, is one of two remaining unbeaten teams in college basketball (Duke the other). The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight games in the heated series, but the Wolverines seem poised to take hold of the rivalry this season. Led by sophomore point guard and Columbus native Trey Burke, the Wolverines are one of the deepest teams in the Big Ten with four players averaging more than 12 points per game. Michigan, the favorite to win the conference and a likely candidate for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, has won its three Big Ten games by an average of 23 points. “They’re a great basketball team. It’d be great if you could focus on one or two guys, but they have four or five guys that can beat you,” junior point guard Aaron Craft said. Burke, who will have about 20-25 friends and family members in attendance Sunday, said his team is looking forward to letting the nation know they are deserving of the attention they are getting. Michigan only has one win against a top-25 opponent: a 79-72 defeat of then-No. 19 ranked North Carolina State in Ann Arbor, Mich. “We want to prove to everyone we’re deserving of this ranking,” Burke said in a teleconference with reporters Friday. OSU, coming off a win at Purdue Tuesday, is still in search of its first marquee victory. The Buckeyes dropped games at No. 1 Duke and at home against No. 6 Kansas in non-conference play before getting blown out at No. 12 Illinois Jan. 5. A win over a top-5 team would do wonders for the Buckeyes’ mental state, junior forward Deshaun Thomas said. “It’d be something special for us. We’ve had our ups and downs this year. It’d give us confidence,” Thomas said. Stopping Burke, a potential All-American averaging 18.2 points, 7.3 assists and three rebounds a game, will be key for OSU. “He’s a great player and took this spring and summer and improved his game,” Craft said. “I think he’s trusting his teammates a little more as well, and that’s made him a better overall player. His assist to turnover rate is pretty staggering as well.” Along with stopping Michigan’s floor leader, whether or not Thomas gets some help of the offensive end will be big in deciding the outcome Sunday. Against the Illini, Thomas scored 24 of OSU’s 55 points. Craft was the only other Buckeye in double figures with 11. OSU and Michigan are scheduled to tipoff at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Camping out Sunday’s game has already been declared a sellout by the OSU Athletic Department, and the anticipation for the contest was clear outside the Schottenstein Center Friday afternoon. Shortly before 4:30 p.m., there were five tents set up outside the student entrance to the arena, roughly 45 hours before tipoff. “I saw them,” Craft said. “Those guys stick by us no matter what we’re going through.” read more

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Dominic McGrath 24,601 Views Tue 5:12 PM Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter JOHN BOLTON, the US national security adviser, has been fired by Donald Trump. The adviser, who was known for his tough stance on relations with Iran, has been sacked by the US President. Announcing the news on Twitter, Trump said: “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration.” Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Images Share11 Tweet Email2 Image: Kommersant Photo Agency/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img Trump said that he would be naming a new national security adviser next week. The role does not require Senate confirmation.Soon after Trump announced the news, Bolton took to Twitter. “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow’,” he said.Bolton was named Trump’s third national security adviser in April 2018 after the departure of General Herbert Raymond McMaster. Just an hour before Trump’s tweet, the White House press office had announced that Bolton would join Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a briefing.US media had been reporting that there was infighting in Trump’s cabinet over how the country should handle Iran. Trump said recently that he has to “temper” Bolton.A divisive figure in Washington, Bolton was known for a hawkish foreign policy and became a household name over his support for the Iraq War as the US ambassador to the United Nations under George W Bush.Bolton served in the Republican administrations of Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and George W Bush, and served as a Bush lawyer during the 2000 Florida recount.Inside the administration he advocated caution on the president’s talks with North Korea and against Trump’s decision last year to pull US troops out of Syria.He masterminded a quiet campaign inside the administration and with allies abroad to convince Trump to keep US forces in Syria to counter any Islamic State and Iranian influence in the region.In September 2018, Bolton threatened to arrest and sanction judges of the International Criminal Court if it moved to charge any American who served in Afghanistan with war crimes, calling the body “outright dangerous” to the US. With reporting by Associated Press Tuesday 10 Sep 2019, 5:12 PM Short URL Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Trump announced the news on Twitter. 57 Comments I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore….— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019last_img read more

first_imgLa DSi XL, une évolution minime de la DSiJapon – Nintendo s’apprête à commercialiser la DSi XL, nouvelle grande sœur de la console portable DSi. Très attendue, la petite dernière du constructeur japonais n’est pas d’une grande originalité.Mais quelle nouveauté cache la DSi XL ? La première chose qui choque lorsque l’on ouvre cette console portable est la taille de ses écrans. La qualité de l’image, bien relative, ne bénéficie pas d’une nette amélioration par rapport à sa petite sœur, la DSi. Néanmoins, l’écran du haut est équipé d’un cran supplémentaire permettant au joueur d’obtenir une meilleure vision. Quant aux caractéristiques de la nouvelle console de Nintendo, elles ressemblent trait pour trait aux précédentes. La batterie dispose, certes, d’une plus grande autonomie, mais les performances en matière de jeux sont rigoureusement les mêmes que celles de la Nintendo DSi. Par conséquent, on peut se demander s’il est nécessaire d’investir 10 euros supplémentaires pour acquérir ce modèle de Nintendo plutôt que le précédent.Le 5 mars 2010 à 12:43 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

first_imgLe Mac App Store passe la barre des 100 millions de téléchargementsPlus d’un an après son ouverture, la boutique d’applications destinées au Macintosh comptabilise plus de 100 millions de téléchargements.Le Mac App Store, la boutique en ligne d’applications pour ordinateurs Apple, est ouverte depuis le 6 janvier 2011 et se révèle être un beau succès. En effet, l’entreprise a annoncé avoir franchi le pallier des 100 millions d’applications téléchargées.Apple a voulu réitérer le succès de l’App Store, boutique pour iPhone, iPad et autres appareils mobiles avec une version pour produits plus…Sédentaires : le Mac App Store. On y trouve aujourd’hui des milliers de logiciels, gratuits ou payants, ainsi que tous ceux développés par Apple, dont Mac OS X Lion, le système d’exploitation phare de la marque. Apple a d’ailleurs annoncé que plus aucun de ses logiciels ne sortirait en version boîte, mais uniquement au téléchargement. Un moyen non avoué de réduire efficacement ses frais. La disponibilité de Mac OS X uniquement par ce biais a d’ailleurs bien aidé à démocratiser la plateforme en juillet dernier, mois de sa sortie.Sur les applications payantes, Apple empoche une commission de 30% à chaque vente. Le succès allant croissant pour la boutique, on peut dire que les revenus levés par l’entreprise avec son magasin sont confortables.À lire aussiUn Français de 17 ans crée une appli pour aider les malvoyants à lire les étiquettes des produitsDu côté des développeurs, les réactions sont plus contrastées, rappelle Clubic. Certains pointent du doigt les conditions de validation des logiciels et d’utilisation bien trop strictes, pour des retours financiers trop faibles. Pourtant Apple procédera à une révision de ses conditions, encore plus resserrées en limitant notamment le sandboxing, soit l’accès au système par les applications.D’autres sont plus enthousiastes, comme l’équipe de développement de Pixelmator, un logiciel de retouches photo, qui explique que “la mise à disposition exclusive de Pixelmator 2.0 au travers du Mac App Store nous a permis de simplifier les mises à jour pour notre logiciel d’édition d’images.” Pour le client en revanche, cela semble pleinement entré dans les mœurs aux vues de ces chiffres.Le 14 décembre 2011 à 14:15 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_imgDream about upcoming events this month and next, as cold weather encases this weekend, prompting cancellations of several previously scheduled outdoors and indoors events in Clark County.You can even make plans on expanding your library with Bookapalooza, starting on Thursday. From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 12 through Jan. 14, dive through thousands of used books to benefit the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation. It all takes place at the FVRL District Headquarters, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. 360-906-4700 or www.fvrlfoundation.orgVietnamese Community of Clark County will host its annual Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival, the group’s its biggest cultural event of the year. The festival, also known as Tet, will celebrate the new year of the Rooster with music, performances from local and professional artists, traditional dances, children’s activities, Vietnamese food and more, all open to the public. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. Jan. 21 at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, 2921 Falk Road, Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-882-7411 or www.vnccc.orgUnion Theatre Players will give the classic tale “The Wizard of Oz” a steampunk twist for its winter production. A girl named Dorothy is transported to the land of Oz. To find her way home, she needs the help of the Wizard of Oz and the support of her new companions, the Tinman, Cowardly Lion and Scarecrow. The performance begins at 7 p.m. Jan. 13-14 and 19-21, and 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Union High School, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas. Tickets are $10 and $7 for students and seniors. 360-604-6250 or WSU Vancouver for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, with workshops, kids’ activities and a keynote address by Cameron Whitten, executive director of Know Your City, at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16. The day’s events will focus on the theme “Organizing for Social Change.” Workshop topics include community organizing, activism on college campuses, the radical act of self-care and how to make change in your school. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Donations of hygiene, nonperishable food items and school supplies are encouraged to benefit to Martha’s Pantry and the YWCA Clark County. The day runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at WSU Vancouver, Firstenburg Student Commons, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., Vancouver. Admission is free. 360-546-9182 or read more

first_imgApproximately 400 drivers who work for industrial, medical and special gas provider BOC, and who are members of the trade union Unite, have voted to accept a two-year pay deal.The deal equates to a 6.7% pay increase over the two year period. This will be awarded as a 3.5% rise to basic pay and allowances, backdated to 7 June 2018, followed by a further 3.2% pay and allowance increase, effective from 17 June 2019.Earlier this year, Unite members employed by BOC voted in favour of industrial action after pay negotiations plateaued; however, the organisation’s management and Unite were able to come to terms without strike action taking place.BOC, which produces atmospheric gases, has sites in Britain and Northern Ireland, including Belfast, Merseyside, Motherwell, Port Talbot and Southampton.Tony Devlin, national officer at Unite, said: “By sticking together, drivers secured an inflation-beating pay increase.“At a time when pay across the economy has stalled or is growing at a snail’s pace, it’s worth being part of a union that is prepared to fight for a fair wage so [employees] can keep up with the rising cost of living.”BOC is unavailable for comment at the time of publication.last_img read more

first_imgMIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) – A power outage in Miramar is affecting traffic, leading police to direct motorists at a major intersection.A power line came down at the intersection of University Drive and Pembroke Road, around 2 p.m. Thursday.About two dozen residents in Miramar have been left without power, as of 4 p.m.7Skyforce hovered over the scene as power crews tended to a power line that was down near the intersection.Police are currently directing traffic in the area. All lanes appear to be open.The power outage affected a nearby Walmart, scaring shoppers outside.Police responded to the store to make sure everything was OK. The power has since been restored to the store. Nearby North Perry Airport officials also said they were affected by the power outage but had a generator on hand.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

first_imgThe scene outside of Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage can seem like chaos, but walking inside tells a different story. Stay the night at the emergency shelter and learn from some of the people who sleep, volunteer, and work there during this edition of A Closer Look.As one guest said, “There’s a lot of people in here just fallin’ on hard times.”They’re looking for their 30th chance at life and learning to make the most of it.Download Audio:The Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)REPORTER: Anne Hillman, KSKA – AnchorageBROADCAST: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. AKDTSUBSCRIBE: Get A Closer Look updates automatically — via email, RSS or podcasts.Guests sleep inside the BFS dorm room. (Photo courtesy of Catholic Social Services.)last_img read more

first_imgDHARAMSALA: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, respected by millions as a living god, who has been caught in a controversy over his recent joke that his successor a female Dalai Lama would have to be “more attractive”, has clarified that his reincarnation is to be decided by him. The Buddhist monk had apologized for his “attractive” female successor remark, saying he genuinely meant no offence and offered his sincere apologies if people were hurt by what he had said. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us However, aides in his private office in this northern Indian town on Monday clarified there is no question of search for his successor as the Dalai Lama, 84, announced in 2011 that he would decide at 90 whether or not he should have a successor. The issue of reincarnation is his personal right, an aide in the Dalai Lama’s office told IANS. At the same time, the globe-trotting monk warned that any candidate chosen for political ends by anyone, including China, should not be recognised or accepted. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us The aide said still there is no certainty that whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not after the 14th and current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso. “My reincarnation is to be decided by myself, nobody has the right to decide about that,” he often said in his remarks. “One day you will hear that the Dalai Lama has passed away, but I will come back, even if the institution of Dalai Lama is no longer recognised. I will be back,” a post on his website quoting the Dalai Lama said. Advertise With Us But who is next after the Dalai Lama? At the present moment, the Dalai Lama’s institution is useful to the Tibetan culture and the Tibetan people. “Thus, if I were to die today, I think the Tibetan people would choose to have another Dalai Lama. In the future, if the Dalai Lama’s institution is no longer relevant or useful and our present situation changes, then the Dalai Lama’s institution will cease to exist,” the monk said in a post. “Personally, I feel the institution of the Dalai Lama has served its purpose. More recently, since 2001 we now have a democratically elected head of our administration, the Kalon Tripa. “The Kalon Tripa runs the daily affairs of our administration and is in charge of our political establishment. Half jokingly and half seriously, I state that I am now in semi-retirement.” In August 2011 when Lobsang Sangay took over the reins of the government-in-exile from monk and scholar Samdhong Rinpoche, who held the post for 10 years but was overshadowed by the Dalai Lama, the Dalai Lama announced: “When I am about 90, I will consult the high lamas and re-evaluate whether the institution of the Dalai Lama should continue or not.” On his birthday on July 6 this year, he said, “I am now 84, but I hope to be able to celebrate the occasion with all of you for many more years to come.” Clarifying this month on his remark during a BBC interview that have caused disquiet, the Dalai Lama recalled the conversation on the physical appearance of a female successor with the then Paris editor of Vogue magazine, who had invited him in 1992 to guest-edit the next edition. She asked if a future Dalai Lama could be a woman. His Holiness replied, “Certainly, if that would be more helpful,” adding, as a joke, that she should be attractive, said a statement by his office. The Dalai Lama was at least partially responding to the unfamiliar ambience of working with a team whose prime focus was the world of high fashion. On the Chinese stating that the next Dalai Lama will be born in Tibet and chosen by them, he said: “If the present situation regarding Tibet remains the same, I will be born outside Tibet away from the control of the Chinese authorities. This is logical. The very purpose of a reincarnation is to continue the unfinished work of the previous incarnation.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. In 1989, the Dalai Lama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent struggle for Tibet. He was awarded the US Congressional Gold Medal in October 2007, even in the face of protests by China. The Dalai Lama now lives in exile along with some 140,000 Tibetans, over 100,000 of them in different parts of India. Over six million Tibetans live in Tibet.last_img read more

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: is the focus on First Edition this evening. First, we’ll discuss the national scene, specifically the list of GOP contenders and pretenders lining up to capture their party’s nomination in 2016. Then we’ll talk state politics with the beginning of the 2015 Maryland General Assembly and Republican Larry Hogan’s inauguration next week. It’s all coming up this evening on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes.last_img