Ford to invest 1 billion hire 500 at Chicago factories

CHICAGO — Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1 billion and add 500 jobs at its plants in Chicago as the automaker launches three new SUVs.Ford announced at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday that they will expand capacity to produce a new Ford Explorer, new Police Interceptor Utility and new Lincoln Aviator. Work will be finished this spring. The new jobs at the two Chicago facilities will bring employment at both to about 5,800.The Chicago plant will stop making the one-time top-selling Taurus sedan as it meets rising demand for SUVs. The Chicago factory is Ford’s longest continually operating vehicle assembly plant. It started producing the Model T in 1924.The Aviator is due in showrooms this summer and the Interceptor is the top-selling police vehicle in the country.The Associated Press

Sewage discharged into the Niagara River

About 14 million tourists take in The Falls every year. The views are breathtaking and people from all over the world come to see it, but this past weekend visitors were in for a surprise as a wastewater treatment plant unloaded sewage right into the Niagara River turning the water near the base of The Falls black.The discharge happened near the Maid of the Mist attraction on the U.S. side of The Falls.It took several hours before the smell and discharge dissipated.According to the Niagara Falls Water Board “the substance discharged is a result of the routine maintenance of one of the water board’s wastewater sedimentation basins.”It says the plant does this twice a year and says the black coloured water contained accumulated solids and carbon residue and everything released was within permitted limits.The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it is investigating, while the Niagara Parks Commission says it is following up to assess the impact on the environment. read more

Iraqi leader appeals to UN Assembly for help to defeat terrorists rebuild

Luis Ernesto Derbez, Foreign Minister of Mexico, told the Assembly that the decade-long push to reform the Security Council had failed because it focused too much on the number of seats, how they should be allocated and whether they should have permanent status. “The fundamental questions that have largely been ignored are what kind of collective security system is needed by today’s international community, and what mechanisms should be used in order to face the new challenges and to prevent conflict,” he said. Norwegian Foreign Minister Jan Petersen told the Assembly that “the resolution of armed conflicts is not solely the province of the UN.” He said regional organizations should have a greater role because they frequently have better local knowledge, citing the part played by the African Union (AU) in the current Darfur crisis in Sudan. But he added that there are few institutional mechanisms in place to allow the UN and regional groups to work as effective partners. Foreign Minster Patricio Zuqilanda of Ecuador said it was time for the international community and the United Nations to give absolute priority and determined political will to tackle the question of civilians in armed conflict. It was up to the Security Council to act resolutely in such “bloody and inhuman” situations, where the rule of international humanitarian law had vanished. That 15-nation body must reinforce the protection of civilians in armed conflict in order to prevent the failure of the entire international juridical structure. Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn of Luxembourg called for stepped-up international efforts to promote development – noting that the inhabitants of many developing countries, especially in Africa, remain mired in poverty, hunger and disease. Official development assistance should be increased, he said, but it was also important to encourage all countries to abide by the rule of law and practice good governance. Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Foreign Minister of Poland, told the Assembly that debate about reform of the Security Council should not centre on the number of members. “A Council of 24 States will probably not have a more powerful voice than that of 15,” he said, adding it is more important to make sure that the Council – and the rest of the UN system – has the resources and the capacity to implement what is in its mandates. Patrick Manning, the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, voiced his solidarity with other small island nations in calling for multilateral trading arrangements that take into account the vulnerabilities of such countries. “It is through softer trading arrangements, increased financial flows and the consequent empowerment of our citizens that we will be able to realize the most central of all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the eradication of poverty,” he said.On the environmental vulnerabilities of the countries of the Caribbean, particularly in the aftermath of the busy hurricane season, Mr. Manning said the January meeting in Mauritius to review the Barbados Plan of Action “must seek to comprehensively address the new and emerging threats to the sustainable development of small island developing States.” Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sailele Malielegaoi of Samoa noted that at the annual Pacific Islands Forum Summit hosted last month by his country, Pacific leaders had addressed the dangers posed to their region by terrorism, transnational crime, illicit drugs and the spread of small arms. He said the Forum was committed to collective mechanisms to help regional governments recover from national conflicts and crises. The success of those arrangements was already evident in the Solomon Islands as well as in Bougainville, where elections for an autonomous government were scheduled for the end of the year.Mr. Malielegaoi said Samoa also called on the United Nations system and the international community to provide the necessary support for the development programmes of small island developing States. Furthermore, talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) should take into full account the vulnerabilities of small island developing States with regard to special treatment for small economies. João Bernardo de Miranda, Foreign Minister of Angola, voiced concern at the instability in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which shared a long border with his country. Despite progress towards peace, the situation was still fragile, and the international community – particularly the UN Security Council and the African Union – must continue to devote attention to it in order to avoid a collapse of the process. He called on sub-regional organizations, the countries in the region and other parties to work and encourage the Congolese to meet their commitments under the country’s transition period. Julian Hunte, Foreign Minister for St. Lucia, said the recent devastating impact of hurricanes and tropical storms on Grenada, Jamaica and Haiti spotlighted the vulnerability of small island developing States. Their threats do not only come from nature, he said, but also from inequalities and inconsistencies in the global trading system. “Agricultural subsidies, market access, non-tariff barriers to trade, low or falling commodity prices, and special and differential treatment – all these issues beg for constructive dialogue and decisive action,” he said. Speaking at the outset of the Assembly’s afternoon session, President Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires of Cape Verde said the economic and developmental problems confronting small island States such as his were unique problems and, as such, called for similarly unique attention. He appealed for the support of the international community if success was to be assured.He said nations, especially small developing nations, while making concerted efforts to improve their conditions, were still confronted with the problem of hunger and poverty. Success in the war against hunger and poverty, he asserted, would have a positive effect in those countries, as well as for an improvement in the human condition in the world, as whole. He also called for a united front against HIV/AIDS and other pandemic illnesses. Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kassymzhomart Tokaev said Central Asia’s wellbeing depended mainly on the stabilization and economic development of Afghanistan. But he was concerned that the illicit drug trade, religious extremism, poverty and illegal migration had turned it into a breeding ground for terrorism. Mr. Tokaev offered his support for the Afghan Government’s efforts to achieve peace, security and humanitarian relief. Yemeni Foreign Minister Abubakr Al-Qirbi said he was convinced that “terrorism has no specific identity or particular religion,” and therefore struggles for national liberation or for ending foreign occupation were legitimate under the UN Charter. He said the correct approach for combating terrorism was to deploy all possible resources to the task, and this ranged from better security and intelligence work to spurring greater justice and economic development. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jesús Arnaldo Pérez said neo-liberalism had been an economic failure in Latin America, condemning millions of people to a life below the poverty line and feeding their doubts about the worth of democracy. He said the best method of reducing hunger was to improve democracy – by giving a greater voice to the power and by stretching the notion of democracy beyond mere politics and into the economic and social aspects of life as well. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said the scourge of terrorism will only be eradicated when there is an equitable international economic and social system, and that will only happen when the ambitious aims and programmes of action mapped out at UN conferences over the past decade are translated into practical actions. He noted the “agonizingly slow progress” towards achieving the MDGs and said it will hurt hopes for a more stable globe. Foreign Minister Ernst Walch of Liechtenstein said the world is witnessing “a dangerous erosion in the application of international law standards,” especially in the fields of human rights and humanitarian issues. Dr. Walch called for the primacy of the rule of law to be upheld domestically and internationally so that the standards can be maintained. He also supported the push for reform of the Security Council, stressing it needs to be more representative and more accountable. Iraq was now a country that respected laws, human rights and freedoms, Mr. Allawi said, and the new Government gave its people their due respect within a framework shaped by democratic freedoms. He said that elections to be held next January were vital to improving the country’s security situation and that his Government was committed to adhering to the deadline despite the obvious complexities. He expressed gratitude to the United Nations for its assistance in preparing for the elections, and said he looked forward to the return of all UN agencies in the future.Mr. Allawi underscored that the most important priority was to defeat the terrorists and extremists who were still trying to target the dream of the Iraqi people for peace as well as destroy its civilization and culture, and to bring them to justice. Equally vital was restoring economic progress and the rule of law in the country. “We need more assistance from our neighbours and the international community as whole to meet our objectives and the needs of the Iraqi people,” he urged.[At a meeting later Friday with Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Mr. Allawi expressed the importance of the UN role in supporting the elections in Iraq.The Secretary-General assured the Prime Minister that the UN would give all possible support in advising and assisting the country’s Independent Electoral Commission. A UN team already was in Baghdad and additional personnel would be sent as circumstances permitted.] Geir Haarde, Finance Minister and Acting Foreign Minister of Iceland, said the Security Council must be more representative of current global concerns, particularly the spectre of terrorism, and made more efficient and effective. It was time that certain countries that had made considerable contributions to the work of the United Nations be given permanent seats on the Security Council. It was also important to ensure that the Council and the multilateral system overall understood and took into account the issues of smaller States, he said, noting that the Nordic States in the Western European and Other States Group – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – had endorsed Iceland’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the Council in 2009 and 2010. Emphasizing the importance of multilateralism, Belgium’s Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht said the UN’s credibility will depend on its efficiency and results, and therefore it was essential to stand together to reinforce the UN system and the values it serves. Mr. De Gucht said his country was especially committed to bringing peace and stability to the Great Lakes region of Africa, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Burundi. Foreign Minister Felipe Pérez Roque of Cuba said the 130 or so least developed nations must build a common front to defend their interests and their right to development because the “modest objectives” of the Millennium Summit in 2000 would not be achieved. He said the General Assembly was being ignored and the Security Council pursued the agenda of a narrow group of nations and had to be expanded to include developing countries. read more

Ebola World Bank reports economic impact in worsthit countries to exceed 500

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) commended Spain on its diligence to end transmission of the virus, and cited measures such as “exhaustive tracing of both high- and low-risk contacts, daily active monitoring of all contacts, training in and monitoring of correct use of personal protective equipment for all healthcare workers caring for the patient infected with Ebola virus.” The announcement follows Spain completing 42 days since the last person infected with Ebola had tested negative twice. Meanwhile, according to an Ebola Economic Impact Update released today by the World Bank Group, the epidemic continues to cripple the economies of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and is projected to result in negative or contracting growth in these countries next year.“Growth estimates for 2014 in the three affected countries have been revised sharply downward,” the update reported. “With second-round effects and investor aversion, the economies of Sierra Leone and Guinea are expected to shrink in 2015, and Liberia is expected to grow at less than half the pace anticipated before the crisis.”“The total fiscal impact of the crisis is well over half a billion dollars in 2014 alone,” it said.All three countries had been growing rapidly in recent years, and into the first half of 2014, according to the World Bank update. “But projected 2014 growth in Liberia is now 2.2 per cent (versus 5.9 per cent before the crisis and 2.5 per cent in October). Projected 2014 growth in Sierra Leone is now 4.0 per cent (versus 11.3 per cent before the crisis and 8.0 per cent in October). Projected 2014 growth in Guinea is now 0.5 percent (versus 4.5 per cent before the crisis and 2.4 per cent in October).”This report, which updates the World Bank Group’s October 8 analysis of the economic effects of the crisis on the three hardest-hit countries, was issued as World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim begins a visit to West Africa to assess the epidemic’s impact and discuss what steps need to be taken to reach the goal of zero cases as soon as possible.“This report reinforces why zero Ebola cases must be our goal. While there are signs of progress, as long as the epidemic continues, the human and economic impact will only grow more devastating,” said Mr. Kim in a press release. “As we accelerate the immediate health response, the international community must also do everything we can to help the affected countries back on the road to economic recovery and development.”In October, the World Bank reported that the two-year regional financial impact could range from a “low Ebola” estimate of $3.8 billion to a “high Ebola” estimate of $32.6 billion by the end of 2015. “These estimates of the scale of impact remain valid, given that the epidemic is not yet under control,” the World Bank press release said today.In other news, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said that a meeting on building resilient health systems in Ebola affected countries would take place on 10 and 11 December in Geneva.“If this Ebola outbreak does not trigger substantial investments in health systems and adequate reforms in the worst-affected countries, pre-existing deficiencies in health systems will be exacerbated,” according to WHO. “For the foreseeable future, however, the negative economic impact on the affected countries means that substantial external financing will be needed to build stronger national and subnational health systems.”Later this week at UN Headquarters, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is convening a special meeting on Friday, 5 December, to discuss in-depth the economic and social impact of Ebola on the affected countries, the region and the rest of the world.The meeting, to be chaired by the President of ECOSOC, will bring together high-level representatives of Member States, the UN system, the international organizations, civil society, health sector experts, academia and the private sector.The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), meanwhile, announced today that Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, will each receive $500,000 to help curb the potentially devastating impact of the disease on food security and on the livelihoods of farmers and others in rural areas. The funds will be used over a 12-month period to assist 7,500 households – about 45,000 people – in the three targeted countries.The World Bank Group reported that is mobilizing nearly $1 billion in financing for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola crisis. This includes $518 million for the epidemic response, and at least $450 million to enable trade, investment, and employment in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. read more

Krohne to partner with CiDRA on sales of SONARtrac system

first_imgCiDRA has entered into a strategic sales representative agreement with Krohne Australia. Under the terms of the agreement, Krohne will act as a sales representative of CiDRA’s SONARtrac array-based flow monitoring systems in Asia and the Pacific, outside of Japan. CiDRA’s patented SONARtrac® flow technology has established itself as a new class of industrial flowmeter, using measurement principles that are distinct from all other flowmeter technologies operating today and is ideally suited for measuring flow in difficult applications. The addition of CiDRA’s SONARtrac® line of systems will fit well with Krohne’s strong presence in instrumentation and automation systems, providing their customers with a robust, accurate and maintenance free volumetric flow solution. “CiDRA is pleased to expand our partnership with Krohne. SONARtrac’s proven application in resource industries such as mining, and the region’s tremendous growth, presents a strong opportunity to serve customers in Asia Pacific.” says Charlie Neagoy, Managing Director of Product Line with CiDRA.Patrick Matthews, Managing Director of Krohne Australia, adds: “The sales agreement with CiDRA is a strategic partnership of high importance for Krohne in Asia and the Pacific. We have already worked together for several years in applying SONARtrac technology to difficult minerals processing applications and based on this experience, we strongly believe that the combined knowledge in flow application of our two global companies will become a real success story across multiple industries.”Krohne is a full-service provider for process measuring technology for the measurement of flow, mass flow, level, pressure and temperature as well as analytical tasks. Founded in 1921 and headquartered in Duisburg, Germany, the company employs over 2,700 people all over the world and is present on all continents.last_img read more

The new commodities boom – what are the drivers

first_imgNorton Rose Fulbright is hosting an interactive panel discussion with mining and energy industry thought leaders and partners from its global mining and resources team on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, during Mining Indaba 2018 in Cape Town. The discussion will focus on the new commodities boom and its drivers, exploring the new energy revolution and the role played by the mining industry.Panellists will provide introductory perspectives and debate key issues with active audience participation. Moderator: •                Georg Kahle, Mining industry group leader, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa. Panellists:Sebastien Ansel, CFO, Shalina Resources (DRC)Dr. Sharon Blair – Founder and CEO, HyPlat Ruli Diseko, Founder and CEO, Thakadu Resources Tshepiso Kadiaka – Manager: Mineral Beneficiation Sector | Industrial Development Zone | Gauteng Growth and Development Agency – DTIFahmida Smith, Head of fuel cell strategy, Impala PlatinumKobus van der Wath, Founder, Axis Group International & MD, The Beijing AxisMartin McCann, Global Head of Business, Norton Rose Fulbright11:00 – 11:30 Registration11:30 – 12:30 Seminar12:30 onwards light lunchWhere: Norton Rose Fulbright, 10th floor, Norton Rose House, 8 Riebeek Street, Cape TownInformation: Lesego Maela, +27 11 301 3454, lesego.maela@nortonrosefulbright.comlast_img read more

Nvidia walked away from PS4 hardware negotiations

first_imgEven if the focus is shifting away from consoles and on to mobile devices, the next round of hardware from Sony and Microsoft will still shift millions of units. That must be a tempting proposition for any hardware partners either company is considering, but not Nvidia.Tony Tamsai, Nvidia’s senior vice president of content and technology, has said that providing hardware for use in the PlayStation 4 was on the table, but they walked away. Having provided chips for use in both the PS3 and the original Xbox, that decision doesn’t come without experience.Tamsai told GameSpot that negotiations were underway with Sony regarding Nvidia supplying components for the PS4, but ultimately Nvidia decided against it. The reason is one of cost and resources.Nvidia didn’t want to commit to producing hardware at the cost Sony was willing to pay. They also considered that by accepting a PS4 contract, they’d have to not do something else in another sector, e.g. mobile, graphics cards, Project Shield, etc. In other words, the PS4 is not a lucrative enough platform to consider when high-end graphics cards and the Tegra line of chips hold so much more revenue potential.And that’s ultimately the problem with consoles. Typically they are sold at a loss on release and then Sony/Microsoft continually scramble to reduce costs over the life of the machine in order to eventually make it profitable. That also means they put constant pressure on partners to offer the same parts at an ever decreasing cost, meaning their profits also get squeezed.Nvidia has already gone through this process twice over two generations of machine, and clearly it’s just not worth it. Now the focus is on AMD to deliver for the PS4. And it seems likely, based on Tamsai’s comments, that Microsoft has also partnered with AMD as has been rumored.last_img read more

Disney cuts ties with YouTube star PewDiePie over antiSemitic videos

first_imgDisney cuts ties with YouTube star PewDiePie over anti-Semitic videos Maker Studios said that it has severed ties with PewDiePie over a number of videos he posted. Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 11:02 AM Feb 14th 2017, 11:02 AM 22,485 Views Share7 Tweet Email 100 Comments Image: PewDiePie via YouTube By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: PewDiePie via YouTube Short URL A DISNEY-OWNED studio has dropped the world’s highest earning YouTube star from its roster, over a number of videos he posted containing anti-Semitic content.Maker Studios said that it has severed ties with Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie, the hugely popular YouTube star.In a statement carried on a large number of news outlets, Maker said that it had finished its relationship with Kjellberg due to videos he posted:“Although Felix has created a following by being provocative and irreverent, he clearly went too far in this case and the resulting videos are inappropriate.Maker Studios has made the decision to end our affiliation with him going forward.Kjellberg is the highest earning YouTube star. According to a Forbes list he earned close to €15 million in 2015/16 and collectively his videos have generated tens of billions of views.He rose to popularity by providing voiceovers to him playing video games but has also been known to carry out pranks and has courted controversy in the past.His relationship with Maker  was a large part of Kjellberg’s empire, giving him co-ownership of the multi-channel network Revelmode, which produces videos and merchandise.An investigation by the Wall Street Journal uncovered a number of videos posted by Kjellberg over the past number of months which have included anti-Semitic content or Nazi references.One of the controversial videos involved him paying two people in India to hold up signs saying “Death to all Jews”.Other videos involved him playing the Nazi Party anthem and showing pictures of swastikas. Some of the videos in question have since been removed from his account.In a statement carried on his Tumblr account, Kjellberg defended the video but also said he understood the jokes were offensive.“I was trying to show how crazy the modern world is, specifically some of the services available online,” he said.“I think it’s important to say something and I want to make one thing clear: I am in no way supporting any kind of hateful attitudes.”He said that it was not his intention to cause any offence.Though this was not my intention, I understand that these jokes were ultimately offensive.Read: Game developer gets in trouble for paying PewDiePie and others for positive reviewsRead: Here’s how much the most popular YouTubers earned this year Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Une personne sur treize aurait des pieds de singe

first_imgUne personne sur treize aurait des pieds… de singeSelon une nouvelle étude américaine, une personne sur treize possèderait des pieds avec des caractéristiques similaires à celles observées chez les pieds des singes qui sont notamment particulièrement flexibles.Si l’on savait que certaines personnes pouvaient avoir les pieds plats, on ignorait jusqu’ici que d’autres pouvaient avoir des pieds de singe ! C’est pourtant ce qu’affirment des chercheurs de l’Université de Boston, qui expliquent dans une étude publiée par la revue American Journal of Physical Anthropology, que les pieds d’un individu sur 13 présenteraient des caractéristiques similaires à celles observées chez les singes.Les primates, comme les chimpanzés ou les bonobos, passent une grande partie de leur vie dans les arbres. Pour cela, ils sont dotés de membres et d’extrémités adaptés à la vie arboricole, leur permettant de s’agripper sans souci aux branches. L’homme lui, a perdu cette capacité au cours de l’évolution, en adoptant peu à peu une vie en contact permanent avec le sol. Aujourd’hui, bon nombre de livres décrit donc le pied humain comme une structure plutôt rigide. Mais ceci ne serait pas tout à fait exact si l’on en croit Jeremy DeSilva et Simone Gill.Des pieds plus flexibles  D’après ces spécialistes, certains pieds seraient en effet à certaines endroits, toujours dotés d’une élasticité relativement proche de celle des singes. Pour en arriver là, l’équipe a demandé à 400 visiteurs adultes du Musée des sciences de Boston de marcher pieds nus devant une caméra. En observant les mouvements, ils ont alors constaté que 8% d’entre eux présentaient une sorte de flexibilité dans la partie centrale du pied. Concrètement, la rigidité du pied est due à des ligaments qui gardent les os bien serrés entre eux lorsque l’extrémité bouge. En revanche, chez les singes, rien ne maintient les os ensemble, ce qui donne une certaine souplesse et élasticité au pied. C’est ainsi précisément cette caractéristique qui a été observée chez certains participants : les os de leurs pieds restaient bien moins serrés, du fait d’un ligament plus souple. Une caractéristique qui aiderait notamment le pied à mieux se propulser. Un trait physique discret Néanmoins, les personnes qui présentent de tels pieds ne sont pas conscients de ce trait physique dans la mesure où il ne provoque aucune réelle différence dans la marche, ni dans la vitesse de déplacement. “La meilleure façon de savoir si vous possédez ce trait est d’observer les empreintes que vous laissez dans le sable lorsque vous marchez pieds nus sur une plage. Si la partie centrale laisse une crête importante, c’est peut-être votre cas!”, a expliqué Jeremy DeSilva cité par le New Scientist.Autre signe : ce type de pied amènerait son propriétaire à ramener davantage ses extrémités vers l’intérieur lorsqu’il marche. Mais encore faut-il scruter ses pieds en plein déplacement pour le déterminer… “J’étais et je continue d’être surpris par cela”, a indiqué le spécialiste qui n’est pas le seul à être arrivé à cette conclusion. Selon une étude encore à paraitre et menée par Robin Huw Crompton de l’Université de Liverpool, ce type de pied serait même encore plus commun que cela.Une caractéristique désavantageuse ? Le spécialiste estime que la plupart des pieds pourrait développer une telle caractéristique dans des circonstances spécifiques, nécessitant davantage de stabilité. “Par exemple, notre travail montre que c’est important durant un changement soudain de vitesse”, a précisé Crompton toujours cité par le New Scientist. Mais Jeremy DeSilva a une théorie différente. Il pense que le pied flexible rend la marche moins efficace, chose qu’il essaie actuellement de démontrer. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Aussi, ceci représenterait un désavantage une fois que nos ancêtres sont descendus des arbres. Si tel est le cas, il est probable que ce trait soit récemment réapparu. “Mon hypothèse est que nous acquérons davantage de variations que jamais auparavant, peut-être notamment à cause des chaussures qui impactent l’anatomie de notre pied”, a indiqué le spécialiste.  Cette découverte pourrait par ailleurs, permettre de mieux comprendre l’évolution du pied et mieux interpréter certains fossiles de la lignée humaine afin de déterminer le mode de déplacement de son propriétaire.Le 5 juin 2013 à 11:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gotham Presents a Musical MixUp and Batmans Whiny Teen Years

first_imgStay on target NYCC 18: The Cast of Gotham On Bane, Batman and Saying GoodbyeDC TV Comes to NYCC, Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Grin & More DC News The Professor Pyg arc had so much promise. The TV ads leading up to the villain’s first episode promised a terrifying new threat on the streets of Gotham. Those ads turned out to be scarier than anything on the show. Pyg’s design was still unsettling. How can a man wearing a pig head not be? But the show never tried to flex its horror muscles with the character. It did a much better job of that with Scarecrow at the beginning of the season. Instead, Pyg was the catalyst for all the drama at the GCPD and now the downfall of the Pax Penguina. That’s not to say it didn’t lead to some good episodes. The one where Pyg set a trap that Bullock and Penguin walked into was fantastic, and probably one of the most important of the season. This one… wasn’t so much.Everything built up to a spectacular and disgusting finale, but the build-up wasn’t that interesting to watch. We don’t even get any scenes of Lee, Nygma, and Grundy at the fight club, or the now-independent Gotham City Sirens. Those were the stories that made last week’s episode so enjoyable and we don’t even get a check-in scene here. Instead, it’s all about the Pyg, who has expanded his targets beyond dirty cops. The opening scene sees him dressed as a rabbi, leading homeless people to a soup kitchen. The goofy nature of his performance is actually kind of chilling, especially when the people all die from poison. Why is he killing homeless people now? To punish Gotham’s wealthy, corrupt elite at Penguin’s gala for the orphanage.Robin Lord Taylor and Crystal Reed (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)The episode tries to make his ultimate plan a mystery, and it doesn’t really work. If you haven’t figured out what he’s planning to do by the opening title card, you will once Gordon finds the bodies of Pyg’s victims and sees that they’re being cooked. There’s a sense that this is Gordon’s first true test as captain of the GCPD, but it really doesn’t feel like a big deal. Compared to the trap that caused Bullock’s downfall, this episode’s story feels so much smaller. Gordon figured out that insanely convoluted trap, and saved most of the captured cops’ lives. After that, this almost feels like another day at the office, even if the details are particularly gruesome. He catches up with Pyg, who complains that he’s figuring out the mystery too fast. (Hey TV shows, pointing out your own story flaws doesn’t make them go away, it just accentuates them.) So he has to be held back by Pyg capturing one of his detectives. Again, we just saw him save a bunch of cops two episodes ago. We’re pretty sure this one will be OK. Especially since Pyg took great care to miss any vital organs when he stabbed her.Despite the dull, forced mystery, it all leads to an exciting, deliciously disgusting conclusion. After Lucius Fox reads a passage from Jonathan Swift’s “A Modest Proposal,” he and Gordon figure out that Pyg plans to take that bit of satire literally. He killed homeless people, cooked them and now he’s going to force the rich to eat them. You probably caught onto this plan a couple of scenes ago, but hey at least Gordon got there eventually. At the dinner, the episode goes completely bonkers and becomes the Gotham we love so much. It’s theatrical, it’s just a little campy, it’s insane and it’s gruesome. Pyg presents each of Penguin’s benefactors with a meat pie accompanied by a photo of the person inside. He then uses their names to sing a twisted parody of “Cell Block Tango” from Chicago. See, this is what I come to Gotham for. Although, great as Pyg’s performance is, Sweeney Todd is the musical with the human meat pies. “God, That’s Good” might have been more appropriate.Guest star Michael Cerveris (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)The episode keeps Gordon locked in the kitchen just long enough for nearly everyone to get a bite of human. I don’t know if it’s the most disgusting thing Gotham has ever shown us, but it’s up there. Pyg threatens to kill Martin, the boy who became Penguin’s friend and conspirator. One of the rich old men suggests that an orphan’s life isn’t worth eating long pig and Penguin stabs him in the head. Just to make sure we get a good look at everyone choking down and gagging on people. The only person who doesn’t end up eating is Sofia. Before she can take a bite, Gordon rushes in and fight’s Pyg one on one. It’s a great fight scene. Even with the last few episodes centering on a fight club, this is the best we’ve seen in a while. It’s fast, dynamic and so well-choreographed. It’s been a while since we got to see Gordon’s scrappy hand to hand fighting style, and I’m glad we got to before Gotham goes on a two-week break.The most interesting development is more set-up for the coming Penguin vs. Sofia battle. She’s been a great addition to the season, complicating the story in some really cool ways. Gordon is now leading the GCPD and doing an admirable job of it, but he’s only there because of her. Meanwhile, Penguin runs the city, and she is manipulating him as well. She’s playing all sides and her rise to power is fascinating to watch. This week’s episode introduced one element she hadn’t counted on: Martin. For all her promises that she won’t betray Penguin again, Martin sees Sofia kissing Gordon at the end of the episode. Thanks to that kid, he knows a fight with Sofia’s coming. It may not make for immediately exciting TV, but it’s fun to see how they’re setting up the battle for Gotham between the two villains.David Mazouz and Sean Pertwee (Cr: Jeff Neumann/FOX)Then there was the Bruce Wayne story which, while super annoying and the last thing I want to see from Gotham right now, at least gives us an interesting new character dynamic for the rest of the season. Bruce continues to go all in on partying to mask his pain after killing Ra’s Al Ghul. This storyline is a lot of Alfred trying to reach out and be a good father figure and Bruce spitting in his face. I’ve wanted to see a lot of rich kids punched over the years, but never so much as in this episode. Alfred tries to honor Bruce Wayne’s father by taking the kid on a hiking trip that became a father-son tradition. Bruce steals the car, leaves Alfred in the woods and trashes his own house partying with his awful friends. Alfred continues to be the coolest character, letting one of Bruce’s friends know just what a mistake it would be to get in his face. This just makes it hurt all the more when Bruce starts talking to Alfred like a butler instead of a friend. As painful as it is to watch, the growing divide between Bruce and Alfred is an engaging bit of drama for the rest of the season to explore. It makes the Bruce Wayne story matter in a way it hasn’t since Ra’s Al Ghul’s death.Overall, Gotham didn’t have a ton of interesting stories to tell this week. The Pyg’s finale plan was a step down compared to what he’d done before, and I’d much rather have seen what was going on with Lee, the fight club and the Sirens. In last week’s break from Pyg, those stories became the most exciting parts of the show. At least it ended with a bang. I appreciate any show that sends us into Thanksgiving weekend with images of forced cannibalism. 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IBM Designs AIEnabled Fingernail Sensor to Track Diseases

first_img Wearable devices might be the future of healthcare: IBM just designed a tiny fingernail sensor that uses AI to track disease progression.On Thursday, IBM Research announced in a press release that its team created the fingernail sensor prototype, which is a wearable device that continuously measures how a person’s fingernail moves.The team, which published their research in the Scientific Reports journal on Dec. 21, highlights how this small sensor could be a good indicator of grip strength, a useful metric that shares details on medication effectiveness for Parkinson’s disease and people’s cardiovascular health.According to IBM research, the integumentary system, which is our hair, nails, and skin, is critical for our bodily functions. Its purpose is to protect internal organs from pathogens, toxins, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation.To measure disease progression, doctors typically attach skin-based sensors to capture body motion, the health of muscles and nerve cells, and altered sweat gland activity. However, using these skin-based sensors for elderly patients could be problematic, because they tend to cause infections.Unlike standard skin-based sensors, the fingernail sensor can sense health changes from how people’s fingernails bend throughout the day, since we use our hands frequently for various tasks. Plus, the fingernail sensor would leverage AI to analyze insights from daily readings.Photo Credit: IBM ResearchTo put the fingernail sensor to the test, the team glued it to a subject’s fingernail. The team determined that they could obtain a strong signal from the nail to give good grip force predictions.The fingernail sensor system features strain gauges attached to the fingernail and a tiny computer that collects accelerometer data, samples strain values, and communicates with a smart watch. This smart watch also uses machine learning to rate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.“By pushing computation to the end of our fingers we’ve found a new use for our nails by detecting and characterizing their subtle movements. With the sensor, we can derive health state insights and enable a new type of user interface,” IBM Research said in the press release.”This work has also served as the inspiration for a new device modeled on the structure of the fingertip that could one day help quadriplegics communicate.”More on SteelSeries Arctis 1 Is World’s First USB-C Wireless Gaming HeadsetGeek Pick: Shure MV88+ Is An Excellent, On the Go Microphone Kit Bees With Mini Sensor Backpacks Could Help Farmers Monitor Crop HealthTrying to Get Pregnant? Stop Smoking PotDoctors to Start Prescribing ‘Museum Art’ for Better Healthcenter_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

How can behavioural science engage employees with workplace savings

first_imgNeed to know:Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to engaging employees with workplace savings schemes.Behavioural science is all about working with people’s natural habits, instead of against them.Left alone, savers can struggle to imagine their future selves. There are many smart ways to help them overcome this. A British cyclist had never won the Tour de France before the now-legendary coach Dave Brailsford joined the team. It aimed to achieve its goal in five years and ended up doing it in two-and-a-half, with Bradley Wiggins scooping the prize in 2012. How? Through a series of marginal gains: making small improvements that added up to a very big difference.When employers are coaching their employees in their own savings ‘Tour de France’, it is important to remember that simple tactics can have big results. There are some behavioural techniques that can make a big difference when it comes to engaging staff with their finances, benefits and savings.Play on inertia One approach, which is widely used in the US, is that of Save More Tomorrow, which uses the same underlying principle as auto-enrolment. Save More Tomorrow was conceived by behavioural economists Shlomo Benartzi and Richard Thaler. Upon signing up, employees do not have to give up any money straight away but whenever they receive a pay rise, their employer will increase their pension contributions.That principle is status quo bias, explains Matthew Blakstad, head of member proposition at the National Employment Savings Trust (Nest). “Status quo bias is the idea that we tend to keep doing the same thing that we were doing 10 minutes ago,” he says.Auto-enrolment directly combats status quo bias by reversing the default: now, employees are saving into a pension and have to make an effort to leave it, rather than vice versa.There is nothing to stop UK organisations from emulating their US counterparts and implementing Save More Tomorrow, sometimes referred to as auto-escalation. Construction firm Knight Harwood is one UK employer that chose to take this approach (see case study box). Alan Morahan, head of defined contribution (DC) consulting at Punter Southall, which advises Knight Harwood’s scheme, says: “Auto-escalation is commonly used in the US but has not really caught on in the UK. However, as the Knight Harwood example demonstrates, it can be made to work and, in my view, undoubtedly results in higher levels of contribution than would otherwise be the case.”Differentiate communication methodsInterestingly, communication preferences differ among employees, whether it is face-to-face, one-to-one, or group presentations. However, with presentations it is easy to dwell on the importance of a particular concept without giving people the tools to apply it, says Hannah Lewis, director at communications agency Behave London. “Behavioural finance is all about removing the barriers and letting people do it for themselves,” she adds. Push and pullEmployees engage in different ways. That is why it is important to push out information as well as giving staff access to resources so that they can pull out their own information. For instance, if an organisation decides to launch a share scheme, it is a good idea to proactively push out information to staff in the form of seminars, explains Jonathan Watts-Lay, a director at Wealth at Work. But it is also helpful to follow up with a ‘pull’ in the form of links to online content; perhaps online animations with links to more detailed information. That way, employees can engage with information on their own terms, according to how relevant they deem it to their own circumstances, and learn in a way that suits them.Savings on the goA key principle of behavioural science is working with people’s existing habits. Skip McMullan, chair of trustees for the Bank of America pension scheme, realised that smartphones were drastically changing people’s behaviour.Accordingly, the scheme developed an app that members can access on the go. They can change their fund choices and model the impact of changing their contribution rates at the push of a button.An added bonus is that the employer can track members’ online behaviour, says McMullan. For example, the trustees map members’ risk appetites by age and location and tailor their communications accordingly.Damian Stancombe, head of the workplace health and wealth team at Barnett Waddingham, adds: “We are moving into a world where it’s all about personalisation. Delivering messages that are relevant to a saver’s age and affluence are vital.”Overcoming myopiaHumans are poor at responding to events that feel far off, says Nest’s Blakstad. Our perceived value of a future benefit drops off a cliff when it is more than two years away.Nest combats this via a campaign called Tomorrow’s Worth Saving For. “We all enjoy small pleasures today and we have an emotional relationship to them,” explains Blakstad. “These are exactly the sorts of things we want to carry on doing when we’re older. So rather than trying to force people to think about their circumstances in retirement and do the right things, we ask them to think about what they enjoy today. That seems to really resonate with people.”Engagement is all in the way an employer tells a story. Watts-Lay cites the example of share schemes which, especially when the investments are later put into a pension scheme, can help employees double up on the tax relief they receive. “But rather than saying to employees, ‘Let’s talk about share schemes,’ go out with the message: ‘We can help you save money’.”Knight Harwood embraces auto-escalationConstruction firm Knight Harwood’s group personal pension scheme started with a contribution basis of 3% and 3% and introduced the concept of auto-escalation, through what it calls the Pension Increase Pledge (Pip). This gives members the option to commit to increase their pension savings by 1% each year for a maximum of seven years.John Knight, the organisation’s managing director, says: “As a responsible employer, Knight Harwood has always been committed to providing a quality pension scheme for our staff and that is why we supported the concept of auto-escalation through what we call the Pension Increase Pledge.”The increase takes place on the scheme’s anniversary of 1 March. It applies to members who have opted for Pip and have been members of the scheme for six months. Contributions above 3% qualify for national insurance rebates, so this applies to all Pip increases. Members can opt out of Pip at any time.Having established the rules at the outset, the scheme has found auto-escalation relatively straightforward to administer. Knight Harwood was a start-up business and when the scheme was introduced it only had nine employees, all of whom joined the scheme, with seven opting for the Pip. Of these, five have completed the full increase programme, one stopped the increase once their contributions reached 6% and the other has left the firm.Over the years, a number of other employees have completed the full pledge and many more are part way through. Viewpoint: Why employees do not naturally engage with workplace savings schemesThe world overloads us with information at every turn and our minds do not like it. Detail clings to financial advice, on the other hand, like so many limpets. Of course it does: advisers need the detail to consider eventualities, recount sub-clauses and cover their backs. But our minds quickly fall prey to information overload.People deal with this in various ways. The first is through mental shortcuts, or heuristics. We love to think we are rational beings, carefully considering available options, but for the sake of brain efficiency, we cannot often afford to be. Instead, we make decisions based on what feels right. We use association, automatically relating what we see to previous experience and responding in line with how we are used to behaving.We are also driven by a strong aversion to regret. Faced with too many options, or options we just do not understand, we tend to sidestep them. This is why auto-enrolment was a smart move. Making the most desirable option the default is something we should be doing more generally, more often.Another inherent challenge with choices in pay and benefits is that they require us to balance current and future needs. This is also something we are inherently bad at doing. We place more value on the former than the latter. This can be seen in employee responses to pension contributions. A typical twenty-something will wish their employer put less into their pension pot and more into their pay packet. Cake now rather than a feast later is our instinct.There is no silver bullet to these challenges but good communication is vital. Simplify options so the average employee can make meaningful choices. Make the most desirable options the easiest to follow. Drive home the importance of making the right choice, making use of another strong influence, that of peer pressure and our fear of being out of line.Jonny Gifford is adviser, organisational behaviour and research insight, at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)last_img read more

1 hurt after shooting near main library in Fort Lauderdale gunman at

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police responded to the scene of a shooting near the main library in downtown Fort Lauderdale.One man was injured and taken to the hospital, just after 2 p.m., Tuesday.According to Fort Lauderdale Police, the shooting followed an argument that took place at a homeless camp outside the library. Fire Rescue said the victim was struck in the leg.“I heard pow, pow, pow! And I said, ‘Whoa, what the hell is that?’” said witness Ken Josephson.A local business owner described the commotion that followed the shooting.“I know there was a couple of detectives out here eating lunch, and they ran across the street,” said Mr. Nick’s Sub Shoppe manager Craig Ray.The person shot appeared conscious as he was wheeled into Broward Health Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening. Residents in the area said the shooting doesn’t come as a surprise to them.“It doesn’t, because of what’s going on here, like people that hang here,” Josephson said.It is unknown what led to the argument.“The verbal dispute escalated to one of the males being shot one time,” said Fort Lauderdale Police Detective Tracy Figone.Police are now searching for the suspect who fled on foot wearing dark colored clothing.Detectives said there is no threat to the library.If you have any information on this shooting, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Special Avalanche Advisory Issued For Valdez

first_imgMonday/Tuesday are expected to bring direct sunlight which will increase the avalanche hazard rapidly. Be aware of the extreme consequences of being caught in an avalanche due to the several feet of new snow that has fallen the last 10 days. According to the advisory, the Thompson Pass has received 33” of wet heavy snow since the morning of May 4th. A few slab avalanches and several point release(sluff) avalanches were visible during a break in the clouds Saturday afternoon around the Port of Valdez. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Avalanche Information Center has issued a special avalanche advisory for the Thompson Pass area and Valdez. On Wednesday, May 2, an avalanche at Blackstone Glacier, near Whittier, claimed the life of an Anchorage snowmachiner. The same day another snowmachiner narrowly escaped an avalanche in Hatcher Pass.last_img read more

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