ARTSPLASH OFFERS MUCH MORE THAN ART THIS WEEKEND

first_imgRIVERSIDE PARK WILL AGAIN BE THE SITE OF THE 23RD ANNUAL ARTSPLASH FESTIVAL THIS COMING WEEKEND.SPOKESPERSON ERIN WEBBER-DREESZEN SAYS 83 ARTISTS WILL HAVE THEIR WORKS ON DISPLAY AND FOR SALE.BESIDES THE SCULPTURES, PAINTINGS, JEWELRY AND PHOTOGRAPHY, THERE WILL BE A NEW INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION AREA:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ARTSPLASH4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………NON PROFITS DO. ;21THERE’S PLENTY OF ENTERTAINMENT BOTH DAYS WITH MUSIC AND CHILDREN’S ACTS, AND ALSO MERCHANDISE INCLUDING A COMMEMORATIVE T-SHIRT FEATURING ARTSPLASH’S SIGNATURE PAINTING FOR 2016.WEBBER-DREESZEN ALSO REMINDS PEOPLE THAT THE BLUE ARTSPLASH WRISTBANDS THAT WERE STOLEN OVER A WEEK AGO WERE NEVER RECOVERED, SO NO PRE-EVENT WRISTBANDS ARE BEING SOLD:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/ARTSPLASH3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…….FOR WRISTBANDS. ;22ADMISSION IS FIVE DOLLARS FOR A TWO DAY WRISTBAND AND CHILDREN 11 AND UNDER GET IN FREE.ARTSPLASH RUNS FROM 10AM UNTIL 6PM SATURDAY AND FROM 10AM UNTIL 5PM SUNDAY AT RIVERSIDE PARK.last_img read more

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Pochettino: Spurs can beat Europe’s elite

first_imgTottenham Hotspur Pochettino: Madrid win shows Tottenham can beat Europe’s elite Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 07:06 11/2/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Tottenham-cropped Getty Images Tottenham Hotspur UEFA Champions League Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid Real Madrid The Spurs boss was left beaming after a famous victory at Wembley on Wednesday, in which his side outplayed the reigning champions Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham’s stunning win against Champions League holders Real Madrid has given Spurs great belief and confidence that they can compete with Europe’s elite.Tottenham booked their place in the last 16 of the competition with a memorable 3-1 victory over Madrid in Group H at Wembley on Wednesday.Dele Alli, suspended for the first three pool matches, scored a brace, while Christian Eriksen was also on target as Spurs condemned Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid to their heaviest Champions League group-stage defeat since November 2008. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Spurs 16/1 to win the UCLThe surprise win against the Spanish and European champions follows Tottenham’s impressive 1-1 draw in last month’s reverse fixture, and Spurs boss Pochettino lauded his players after the final whistle.A night to remember. #COYS pic.twitter.com/sBEoZfobj6— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 1, 2017″I’m very proud of my players and I congratulate them. I’m so pleased for Dele and our fans,” Pochettino told BT Sport.”The victory is so important for us and the players. It’s a win over Real so it’s great for the club and fans.”There’s a long way to go until the end of the season. What’s important is trying to achieve our challenge and target.”Of course, this win gives us great belief for everyone and confidence. We are now in the next stage of the Champions League. But now it’s so important to compete against Crystal Palace [next weekend]. As a manager you can’t stop thinking.”Pochettino was delighted with Alli’s impact, but was left to rue an apparent hamstring injury for Toby Alderweireld.”I told you yesterday [Tuesday] that Dele was coming. It’s important for him – his debut in the Champions League this season. It’s important he felt good,” he added.”I feel a little bad for Toby Alderweireld we have to assess it [his injury].”last_img read more

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3 days agoLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federer

first_imgLiverpool ace Shaqiri: Much to learn from Federerby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveInjured Liverpool ace Xherdan Shaqiri says there’s plenty he can learn from tennis icon Roger Federer.The Switzerland international, who is currently rehabbing an injury, watched Federer the Swiss Indoors in Basel.When asked what he can learn from Federer, Shaqiri told Blick: “So much!”You have seen, he is in a good mood. He’s here at home in Basel, then he’s running well and he’s winning.”It went very fast and I’m happy for him.”He is no longer the youngest and still plays at a top level, because you can look a lot off.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Manitoba CFS organizations receive millions for studies programs

first_imgBrittany HobsonAPTN NewsTwo First Nation organizations in Manitoba are receiving $3.3-million from the federal government, province and a Winnipeg foundation to cover programs, and studies related to the province’s child welfare system.The money will go to the family advocate’s office within the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, and a grassroots organizations called Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre based in Winnipeg.“With the $800,000 contribution from the government of Canada, the advocate office will complete a file by file audit of First Nation CFS agencies to ensure that children caught in a discriminatory system where there is no real concern for protection are immediately sent home to their parents or home communities,” said Cora Morgan, Manitoba’s First Nation family advocate in the AMC.Manitoba is commonly referred to as “ground zero” for child apprehensions.It’s estimated that a newborn a day is taken into care everyday.“These funds will support the advocacy role that has been played by the office in helping families be reunified with their children,” said Jane Philpott, minister of Indigenous Services.The First Nations Family Advocate’s office works with thousands of families involved in the CFS system each year.Morgan said the money will go into running workshops and support services for families, and investigating agencies.The announcement comes as the government continues to face criticism over it’s chronic under-funding of on-reserve agencies that deal with child welfare matters.“There is still work to be done in terms of addressing the funding issues and our government is determined to address those gaps but I would also say that today’s announcement speaks to the fact that it will take more than addressing funding gaps, it requires dramatic transformation of the child and family services approach,” Philpott said.Receiving the bulk of the money is the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre, a grassroots organization that primarily works toward rebuilding relationships within Indigenous families.It’s an organization that works with families in the child and family welfare system. Ma Mawi has been running a program called Family Group Conferencing since 2000.The program assists families with becoming the decision makers when it comes to children’s safety as opposed to the CFS system deciding what’s best for the children. The group needed money to keep the program going so the federal government provided $500,000 over three years, and the province and the Winnipeg Foundation provided $1 million over a three year period to help keep the program going.“The big theme of course giving every child in this country and in this case speaking specifically of First Nation and other Indigenous children giving them the opportunity to grow up as much as possible with their families,” Philpott said. Contact Brittany here: bhobson@aptn.calast_img read more

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Coalition aims to put First Nations in the drivers seat on major

first_imgTired of waiting for major construction projects to come to them, a growing coalition of First Nations is instead taking the lead on ventures to better control their economic futures.“We really are in a place looking to diversify our economies,” said Jasmine Thomas, a councillor of the Saik’uz First Nation in central British Columbia.“Really moving away from projects proposed and imposed on us, and changing that whole direction to projects that we’re leading, and that make sense to us.”The Saik’uz are one of four bands working with an initiative called the First Nations Major Projects Coalition to jump-start a hydroelectric enterprise that has been stalled for decades.The roughly $300-million Kenney Dam Water Release Facility is the first project the coalition has taken on in its mission to create a First Nation-led service providing trusted advice and co-ordination on getting major projects off the ground.“We are a first-of-its-kind model,” said Niilo Edwards, executive director of the coalition.“What we do is we respond to the requests that come in and provide the support necessary so that communities can make informed business decisions.”The coalition, currently funded from provincial and federal grants, is designed to move beyond impact benefit agreements towards greater initiative and ownership of projects with budgets of over $100 million, said Edwards.“In this day and age, First Nations have the opportunity to become project proponents themselves. Gone are the days of treating First Nations as stakeholders. They are governments, they have interests in their territory, they have economic and social interests that need to be satisfied.”To help First Nations get projects going, the coalition provides a forum for discussions and consultations as well as expertise, but it is not a project manager, nor does it negotiate on behalf of First Nations.The Kenney Dam project is the most advanced for the coalition, but Edwards said he has received requests to look into electricity transmission projects as well as the potential for a provincial loan guarantee fund.The coalition, which started taking shape in B.C. in 2015 and now counts 47 members as far east as Ontario, is also framed around projects that meet standards of cultural values and environmental stewardship and to demonstrate how projects can move forward with free, prior and informed consent.The Kenney Dam project looks to have met the criteria of the Saik’uz, Nadleh Whut’en, Stellat’en, and Cheslatta Carrier First Nations involved in moving it forward. The project will direct overflow water from the dam to a generation facility, and restore water flow to a stretch of the Nechako river that was choked off when the dam was built in the 1950s to power the Rio Tinto Kitimat aluminum smelter.The project has been proposed in various forms for decades, but never got off the ground. The coalition, along with independent power producer BluEarth Renewables Inc., is now advancing it through a new feasibility study with the hope of finally making it a reality, said Edwards.“This project was on the books for 20 or 30 years, and the First Nations who have an interest in it today, struggled to advance the project until the coalition came along and was able to act as a forum for capacity and technical support to make the project go, or at least as far as we’ve gotten it today, which is a heck of a lot further than it’s ever been.”BluEarth CEO Grant Arnold said the project itself fit key criteria for the company, but that the coalition has helped smooth out the process.“It’s a really impressive way for these groups to build capacity, and to get involved in large projects,” he said.“The model in Canada is evolving very very quickly, and to the benefit of everybody, including First Nations, project developers, there’s a lot of positive trends.”The coalition’s design of First Nation-led projects will help create more certainty for future projects, said JP Gladu, CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.“It creates certainty for investors, it creates certainty for communities, and at the end of the day, this is an opportunity for First Nations to generate new revenue sources through infrastructure. So I think more of this has to happen.”For Thomas, who acts as a spokeswoman for the four First Nations involved in the Kenney project, the development and the coalition in general are part of a new era for First Nation independence.“We’re talking about a new political landscape,” she said.“Having First Nations lead these type of projects, major projects, risks are definitely reduced. There’s a lot of economic certainty and it’s really helping to promote economic reconciliation for communities.”Ian Bickis, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Djibouti at UN appeals for proactive aid to prevent drought and famine

“Our immediate needs are urgent and we are grateful to the friendly countries and international organizations who have participated in our efforts,” Djibouti’s President Ismaël Omar Guelleh said of the drought and famine that have severely afflicted at least 13.3 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and most particularly in Somalia, where tens of thousands of people have already died and more than 3.2 million others are on the brink of starvation.“However, taking into account the endemic nature of drought in our region we must go beyond a reactive attitude and our efforts must from now on be focused on long-term prevention,” he added, noting that Djibouti has several projects under way, including water storage during flood times on the Awash River and the use of arable land.“Faced with this terrible scourge, the region’s resilience is sorely tried and emergency measures cannot alone respond to the challenges we currently face.”Turning to the political situation in Djibouti’s southern neighbour, Somalia, Mr. Guelleh cited recent improvements in the war-torn country following the withdrawal of Al-Shabaab Islamic militants from Mogadishu, the capital, and agreements by the transitional authorities to set up a functioning central government by next August in a country that has had none for the past two decades, during which it has been torn apart by factional conflicts.He appealed to the international community to provide the transitional authorities with the necessary resources to reinforce its fragile capacities.Turning to Djibouti’s northern neighbour, Eritrea, with which it fought in a border dispute in 2008, Mr. Guelleh said he had still not received any word about 19 Djiboutian prisoners of war despite Security Council resolutions and the efforts of regional organizations, but he committed himself to mediation as the sole path to a lasting peace.Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki called for a new approach on Somalia. “Given that the central objective remains the reconstitution of Somalia and the rebuilding of effective institutions, it is imperative to seriously engage and bring into a Somali-owned political process all key stakeholders, including the governments in Somaliland and Puntland,” he said.Other African heads of State also voiced their concern over the humanitarian situation in Somalia and its neighbours. “The efforts undertaken by the United Nations, the African Union, humanitarian organizations and institutions seeking to provide assistance and protection to populations in distress must continue,” Guinean President Alpha Condé told the Assembly.He also stressed that his own country’s ambitious battle against under-development and poverty can only be fully won with the constant and effective support of the international community.President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, which has itself suffered from recurrent droughts, noted that Somalis were suffering “the death throes of hunger.” He also noted that his country faced the repatriation of over 210,000 of its citizens who have fled the fighting in neighbouring Libya and voiced concern that weapons looted from arms depots there could find their way into the hands of terrorists.President Ali Bongo of Gabon called for an all-out effort to ensure that humanitarian aid reached all Somalis in their towns and villages.He also highlighted his country’s commitment to sustainable development and the effort to confront climate change. “Gabon is decisively playing its part, including within the UN, on the issues of environmental protection and the fight against global warming. My country has committed itself to the modern conservation of our tropical forests and our biodiversity within our 13 national parks which cover 11 per cent of Gabon’s land.” 23 September 2011Djibouti, one of the countries most severely affected by the current drought and famine in the Horn of Africa, today used the podium of the General Assembly to call on the world to not only provide immediate aid but also take the longer-term steps to prevent a recurrence. read more

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Report sought by commission on face slapping top cop

The Police also said that 28 people arrested following the incident were remanded till October 16. The Police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters. The Police said that three policemen were injured during the clash. A restraining order had earlier been issued against the joint opposition from holding the protest in the Hambantota area.The protest was staged against the agreement reached between the Government with two foreign companies to operate the Hambantota port and airport. The National Police Commission has sought a report on a top policeman who was seen slapping the face of a protester after he was arrested during a protest in Hambantota yesterday.The protesters clashed with the Police during a protest led by the joint opposition. The protest was staged near the Indian Consulate in Hambantota. The joint opposition has raised objections to the agreements saying it results in the selling of Government assets to a foreign country.The Hambantota port is to be operated by a Chinese company while the Mattala Airport will be operated by an Indian company. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Madagascar leader spotlights universality of 2030 Agenda in UN Assembly speech

Addressing the leader’s debate at the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Madagascar today underlined the need to take the commitments made in 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development and the Paris Agreement on climate change into practice. Highlighting that these global development agreements apply to all countries, President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimanana said, “[These] goals are universal, they target all countries.” “A sustainable world only can be achieved with ecological transitions in the North and responsible development in the South,” he added referring to the developed and the developing countries.Reporting that his country is integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its national development plan, he noted the national agenda accords particular importance to social justice, education and health. Underscoring the importance of young people to realizing the benefits of the 2030 Agenda, the President called for collective dynamic movement of all countries to assist each other in supporting developing polices for young people so that they can fully contribute to peace and development. He also pointed out that promoting gender equality and protecting the rights of women and girls are a major priority for the island nation, and he informed the General Assembly about reforms to the national legal framework, and also noted national efforts to protect the rights of persons with disabilities. Further highlighting the particular importance of the Paris Agreement for Madagascar, especially as the country continues to suffer the effects of climate change, he called on the global community to adopt “responsible development” practices that preserve the environment such as moving away from the expensive polluting sources of energy which are dangerous for the common environment. Noting investment opportunities in the country, he called for support from the international community and the private sector in Madagascar’s electricity production and renovation and upgrading its water infrastructure. “If we wish to breathe new life into our planet for future generations, we must be successful in the transition to new kinds of energy at the national and global levels,” he said. Further noting that foreign direct investment and official development assistance (ODA) should be well managed and channelled to support the implementation of the SDGs, he invited other countries and partners to attend a donor conference in to be held in Paris that aims to mobilize resources for the country’s development programme. In conclusion, the President emphasized that he is firmly convinced that the UN embodies a universal conscience and respect for international order and said that it is important to respect and follow-through on the commitments made at the global body. read more

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Week in Westminster – week ending Friday 18 July 2014

DOWNLOADGovernment reshuffleElectric cars for all government fleetsLondon Assembly urges to expand ULEZLowCVP Investment Report launchedCCC: Policy strengthening required to meet future carbon targetsWeek aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Can The Celtics Keep On Winning

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Nov. 16, 2017), Neil, Chris, and Kyle discuss the recent Time article on athlete activism by the head coach of the Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy. Next, the Boston Celtics. The team’s prospects looked dire after Gordon Hayward’s opening-game injury, but the Celtics have won 13 consecutive games and have the best record in the NBA. Can they keep up this remarkable start? We investigate. Plus, a small-sample-size take on East vs. West parity.Subscribe to the show in your favorite podcasting app, or use the links in the player above.Here are links to what we discussed this week:Earlier this year, FiveThirtyEight found that NBA fans tend to lean liberal.Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.In case you missed it, check out our conversation about the Celtics in the immediate aftermath of Hayward’s injury. Embed Code read more

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SEHA GAZPROM SSL Zagreb beat Tatran – Vardar demolish Lovcen

3.CO Zagreb5401178 : 12912 handballLazarov in Ciudad Realseha gazprom ssltatranzagreb ← Previous Story TITI TO MISS EHF EURO 2014? Omeyer next 3 months out! Next Story → Vardar’s boss Sergei Samsonenko: I don’t want to hurry with decision about new coach 7.Meshkov Brest4202103 : 1006 10.Borac m:tel6105130 : 1973 1.Vardar7511217 : 18116 8.Partizan6105140 : 1653 4.Metalurg5320133 : 11811 5.Vojvodina6303155 : 1669 9.Lovćen6105150 : 1793 6.Nexe6213170 : 1707 2.Tatran Prešov7502243 : 21415 Two matches of SEHA GAZPROM South Stream League have been played on Tuesday and Wednesday. Croatian champion C.O Zagreb beat Slovakian Tatran Presov 42:34 (20:19) with good performance in the second half. That was the second defeat for the ex-leader of SEHA GSS, which were twice defeated in Croatia (first against Nexe). STATISTICSVardar beat Lovcen 36:19 and overtook the leading role in the League. STATISTICS read more

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Questionréponse comment la taupe respiretelle sous terre

first_imgQuestion/réponse : comment la taupe respire-t-elle sous terre ?Royaume-Uni – Les résultats d’une étude sur la stratégie respiratoire de la taupe sous terre ont été publiés fin juillet. Ils révèlent l’arme secrète de cette ennemie des jardiniers : l’hémoglobine. C’est sur le site BMC Evolutionary Biology qu’a été relayée la découverte de deux chercheurs, le Dr Kevin Campbell de l’université du Manitoba (Canada) et le Dr Roy Weber de l’université d’Aarhus (Danemark). La taupe à queue glabre (Scalopus aquaticus) possède dans ses globules rouges un type particulier d’hémoglobine, capable de transporter des quantités de dioxyde de carbone (CO2) bien plus importantes que chez la plupart des animaux.   À lire aussiS’endormir en 60 secondes c’est possible avec cette technique très simpleCette particularité permet non seulement à l’animal de supporter un milieu confiné pauvre en oxygène et riche en CO2, mais également de respirer à nouveau l’air qu’il a lui-même expiré, lui conférant une certaine autonomie respiratoire lors de ses séjours souterrains.Les auteurs estiment qu’il serait intéressant de savoir si d’autres espèces fouisseuses possèdent ce type d’adaptation au niveau de l’hémoglobine, et évoquent même de futures possibilités de fabriquer un sang humain artificiel ayant des propriétés analogues.      Le 8 août 2010 à 13:29 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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La TV connectée simpose petit à petit

first_imgLa TV connectée s’impose petit à petitUn rapport de Médiamétrie compte 3 millions de foyers à déjà disposer d’une TV connectée en France et il semble que ça ne soit qu’un début…La télévision connectée au Web s’implante de façon de plus en plus forte dans les foyers français. C’est le résultat de l’enquête menée par l’institut Médiamétrie et relayée par Lemondeinformatique, qui indique que près de 3 millions de foyers disposent déjà d’un tel appareil, soit 10,7% du total des foyers français. Médiamétrie explique en outre que près d’un million de foyers supplémentaires pourraient s’équiper d’un tel téléviseur d’ici deux ans. Concernant la population type équipée d’une telle technologie, on retrouve surtout des hommes (83% des chefs de foyers équipés d’une télévision connectée), jeunes (63% des équipés ont moins de 50 ans), actifs et citadins. Autre détail intéressant : le niveau d’équipement de ces foyers, puisque la quasi-totalité d’entre-eux qui disposent d’une télévision connectée possèdent également au moins un ordinateur, environ 70% un téléphone mobile et les deux-tiers une console de jeux. Résultat, le nombre d’écran (tous types confondus) par foyer français s’élève aujourd’hui en moyenne à 6,2.  Le 24 mai 2012 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Budget cuts may cost port 10M

first_imgFallout from the congressional budget showdown may cost the Port of Vancouver $10 million in federal funding for a rail improvement project intended to attract new industrial development.The port’s funding is not part of the $4 billion in cuts made Wednesday to keep the federal government operating for the next two weeks. But it could be eliminated later, as the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives seeks deeper cuts.Larry Paulson, the port’s executive director, raised the issue in a letter sent last week to members of the state’s congressional delegation.“This action would likely result in significant loss of anticipated jobs, which are needed to help the Southwest Washington region to recover from our country’s long recession,” Paulson wrote.The port was awarded the grant last autumn, but the money hasn’t been officially obligated.Paulson said that wouldn’t occur until the port finishes its environmental review and forges a formal agreement with the Federal Railroad Administration. He said that should occur this spring, with construction to begin in the fall.last_img read more

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Death Squared Breaks Your Brain With Boxes

first_img Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… Stay on target If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.Death Squared (not to be confused with Hideo Kojima’s upcoming baby oil visual essay Death Stranding) is a Steam/console game from a few months ago that’s getting some love again because it’s also now on the Nintendo Switch. It’s a story we’ve seen play out a few times now and it’s easy to see why. Indie games need more attention, and the Switch needs more Games That Aren’t Zelda, so everybody wins. Fortunately, many of these games are pretty great and totally deserve the second look on the new platform, and that includes Death Squared.Death Squared is a $15 puzzle game that reminds me of a few other puzzle games of similar scope. So maybe it’s best to explain it using those comparisons.Arguably Death Squared’s biggest influence is Valve’s seminal first-person puzzle game Portal. Each puzzle is a sterile, mechanical test chamber where players are egged on by snarky narrators. Instead of moving around a Companion Cube, players are the cubes and try to position themselves to the right point on the map without falling off or getting hit by spikes or lasers. Expect to die a lot. Death is right in the name. You can always see your total death count and deaths determine your somewhat meaningless score. Your deaths also inspire a lot of macabre jokes from your jailers.However, the Portal comparisons are more surface-level. In terms of gameplay, Death Squared is closer to the much cuter fellow Switch puzzle game Snipperclips. The goal of every puzzle isn’t to move one box to the goal but to move at least two in tandem using both analog sticks. This could be as simple as using one box to shield another from the colored laser that damages it, or as complicated as stacking boxes on top of each other to ferry them through colored force fields and hit buttons to raise elevators to reach the goals.While you’re not cutting shapes, controlling and coordinating two characters at once while reasoning in 3D space breaks your brain in a satisfying way similar to Snipperclips’ single-player mode or Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. And when four players team up, the “creative” co-op communication you’ll need to learn with your frenemies is very similar to Snipperclips. “Get on top of me!” This system even makes colored Joy-Con worth it. It’s a lot easier to keep things straight when I know the red Joy-Con controls the red box and the blue Joy-Con controls the blue box.Speaking of boxes, while this comparison may be little tenuous, to me all of Death Squared’s physics-based box manipulation made it feel like a 3D version of Nintendo’s low-key 3DS puzzle-platformer franchise BoxBoy. The developers at SMG Studio should add support for the Japan-only BoxBoy amiibo.Those are all great, different kinds of puzzle games, and by sharing elements from each of them, Death Squared becomes a great, different kind of puzzle game itself. The mental effort sometimes required meant I could only really do 1-3 puzzle at a time, but with 80 puzzles, that just means the game will last for a while. In a world full of serviceable but flat-looking mobile puzzle games, it’s also just nice to play a portable puzzle game with both mechanical and visual depth. The colorful glowing boxes contrast nicely with the stark labs and figuring out how to navigate the 3D grids graphically is rarely an issue.Of all of Valve’s franchises the mostly non-violent and bite-sized Portal always seemed like the most Nintendo-friendly to me. Who knows if we’ll ever see it on Switch, but if you’re looking for something that hits that puzzle sweet spot as well as a few others, check out Death Squared.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch AccessoriesView as: One Page Slides1/51. Death Squared is a cooperate puzzle game about moving boxes. It has more character than that description implies.2. The goal of every puzzle isn’t to move one box to the goal but to move at least two in tandem using both analog sticks.3. Puzzles could be as simple as using one box to shield another from the colored laser that damages it, or as complicated as stacking boxes on top of each other to ferry them through colored force fields and hit buttons to raise elevators to reach the goals. 4. When four players team up, the “creative” co-op communication you’ll need to learn with your frenemies is very similar to Snipperclips.5. The mechanical test chamber settings and snarky narrators recall Valve’s seminal bite-sized first-person puzzle game Portal.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

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Researchers develop simple way to fabricate microsupercapacitors with high energy density

first_img Citation: Researchers develop simple way to fabricate micro-supercapacitors with high energy density (2017, July 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-simple-fabricate-micro-supercapacitors-high-energy.html Explore further Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics In a new study, researchers have developed a simple “one-step method” for fabricating micro-supercapacitors and demonstrate that the final devices exhibit a very good overall performance, including a high power density (1500 mW/cm3) as well as an energy density (11.6 mWh/cm3) that is at least twice as high as similar micro-supercapacitors. The researchers, Han Xiao et al. at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have published their paper in a recent issue of ACS Nano.”We have developed a versatile, simple and effective method for fabricating high-energy micro-supercapacitors with designed shapes,” coauthor Zhong-Shuai Wu at the Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Phys.org.The essential step of fabricating the new micro-supercapacitor is integrating phosphorene nanosheets into the interlayer of graphene nanosheets, and the good performance is in large part due to the synergistic combination of these two materials. The different materials have complementary effects, with the phosphorene offering a high storage capacity and preventing the graphene sheets from unwanted stacking, while the graphene forms the main skeleton and offers a high-speed electron transport network.Among their other characteristics, the micro-supercapacitors demonstrate very good flexibility, which the researchers attribute to the layered structure and planar device geometry. The device also has a high capacitance, which is maintained at nearly 90% of its maximum capacity after 2000 cycles. In general, the simple fabrication process also contributes to improving the device performance because it avoids the contamination and oxidation that often occur during multiple-step processing.As the researchers explain, the small energy-storage devices have the potential to be used in a wide variety of areas.”Micro-supercapacitors are very promising for on-chip energy storage,” Wu said. “Very recently, the emergence of wearable and smart electronics urgently call for highly flexible and multi-functional, integrated energy storage devices. Overall, new micro-supercapacitors could keep up with the pace of the fast development of high-tech microsystems used in the precision instruments, materials, bio-medical and other fields.”The researchers also expect that, in the future, the new fabrication process can be easily scaled up and eventually be used for commercial purposes. They also plan to investigate other materials and techniques for developing microscale energy storage systems.”We are continuously developing a variety of ultrathin, structurally defined graphene and 2-D materials, safe high-voltage electrolytes, and device fabrication techniques for flexible, smart, and integrated microscale energy storage device systems, such as high-energy micro-supercapacitors,” Wu said. © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—One of the most promising microscale power sources for portable and wearable electronics is a micro-supercapacitor—they can be made thin, lightweight, highly flexible, and with a high power density. Normally, however, manufacturing these devices involves complicated techniques that often require high pressures, irradiation, and multiple steps.center_img More information: Han Xiao et al. “One-Step Device Fabrication of Phosphorene and Graphene Interdigital Micro-Supercapacitors with High Energy Density.” ACS Nano. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b03288 (Left) Photograph of nine interconnected microsupercapacitors. (Right) Microsupercapacitors in a highly folded state. Credit: Xiao et al. ©2017 American Chemical Society Journal information: ACS Nano This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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REVEALED Aussie cruising habits

first_imgIt appears that Australians are at the top of the world league in spending on drinking on cruise ships, according to reports, with the rocketing spend per head driving Australian cruising globally.This high spend habit is the reason why for example, Celebrity Cruises has announced a 50 percent increase in cruises it will run in its Australia 2014-15 season, with the company offering 27 cruises with the choice of two ships, compared to their inaugural 2012-13 season of just 12 trips on the one vessel, News Limited reported.Celebrity Cruises Australia managing director Gavin Smith said Australians going to Europe are the highest-yielding guests that the company has.”Australians spend the most on their ticket revenue because they are buying premium accommodation and we probably drink a little bit more and have an extra beer or two more than other countries as well,” Mr Smith explained.In addition, the comparatively weak tourism market in North America and Europe has attracted more ships to Australia, with Smith saying 45 to 60 year old empty nesters with money to burn are driving much of the business, but unlike other countries we tend to travel on cruises overseas as couples rather than families, adding, ”a lot of us leave our kids behind rather than go to the expense of bringing them along”.Source = eTB Cruise Expertlast_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter Tucked away at the foot

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterTucked away at the foot of the scenic Oloololo Escarpment at the rim of the Great Rift Valley in Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, andBeyond Bateleur Camp has recently reopened following a complete rebuild. Twenty years after its first opening, this much loved classic in andBeyond’s portfolio of lodges has received a new look.The rebuilt camp incorporates fresh ideas inspired by guest feedback and changing trends in hospitality. Stylish yet understated, refreshing touches of African design are incorporated throughout, while the classic and much-loved romantic safari chic has been retained.The camp’s original designers, Fox Browne Creative, were charged with creating its new look. To create a sense of continuity, they refreshed and upcycled a number of the camp’s original artefacts, antiques and furniture pieces. High quality local artisans and suppliers were used wherever possible to maintain a sense of authenticity and to ensure that economic and skills development opportunities continue to flow to the surrounding communities.The new design retains the vintage silver, soft worn leather, antique trunks and crystal decanters of the old camp, while incorporating new touches such as old world maps and elegant dark brass fittings which contrast with white marble surfaces. Usable floor space in the elegant guest tents has almost doubled and the interiors appear more spacious through the use of a lighter colour palette and cleverly incorporated natural light.Ensuite bathrooms are flanked by private stone courtyards with spacious bathtubs, as well as indoor and al fresco showers. Sunken daybeds on the private verandas encourage idle afternoons without spoiling the breath-taking Mara views from inside the tent.Early morning wake-up calls to enjoy the Mara’s diverse game viewing are accompanied by freshly brewed tea or coffee delivered through the butler hatches. While keeping guest safety a priority, fences have been repositioned so that wildlife can come closer to the camp.In addition to two new swimming pools with generous decks and unbeatable views, the camp also boasts a spa which provides a selection of treatment and massage options for both single guests and couples looking to indulge in a shared experience. A well-equipped fitness centre with floor to ceiling roll-back glass walls looks out onto the Mara so guests feel as though they are working out in the midst of the game-filled plains. The camp’s brand new Safari Shop offers some of the region’s best known designer and luxury products, taking the retail experience to a whole new level.An additional feature to be launched is an interactive bar serving coffee by day and speciality gin cocktails by night. Not only does this highlight the best of Kenyan coffee but it also makes the most of the current trend towards authentic speciality drinks and gin in particular. With gin and tonic the quintessential safari drink, there is no better place to enjoy it than the birthplace of traditional safari, the Masai Mara. After cocktails, guests can enjoy a multitude of new dining venues created during the camp’s rebuild, from the pool deck to in-room or veranda dining.In keeping with the remainder of andBeyond’s East Africa circuit, andBeyond Bateleur Camp now has a family unit that consists of two guest tents with a shared sitting area. Along with the three family rooms at nearby andBeyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp, this makes andBeyond one of the most family-friendly lodge operators in the Masai Mara.Situated in the heart of the reserve’s astounding year-round concentration of animals, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, guests can enjoy an unsurpassed wildlife experience in terms of both the density and variety of species.andBeyond Bateleur Camp’s location on the plains of the Mara triangle means that the camp is a short drive from important access points, such as the Oloololo gate to the Mara Reserve, the airstrip where most guests enter the Mara and the departure point for hot air ballooning safaris. The 809-hectare private concession that the camp is situated on allows for night drives, game walks and outside dining in a much more flexible fashion than many other lodges, thus ensuring the ultimate safari experience for all guests.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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