This blog post was originally published in U.S. News and World Report on June 16, 2015.The G7’s unprecedented pledge to decarbonize the world economy this century is a recognition of simple arithmetic: Our energy-as-usual approach is changing the climate so much that it is a serious threat to our future prosperity.The stock of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere will determine the degree of warming around the world, and thus the degree of harm from more extreme weather events, droughts, floods, sea level rise and more. Scientists tell us that if we are to have a reasonable chance to limit average temperature rise to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F), the upper end of the acceptable limit, there is only so much greenhouse gas we can emit. Once we have reached this level, we must totally stop adding new emissions to the atmosphere.At current rates, our remaining emissions’ “allowance” will be used up well before 2050, implying we must get ready now for a decarbonized economy. If we immediately begin to reduce emissions, we will have a few more decades before we need to fully decarbonize. Either way, global emissions will need to be net zero this century.The G7 commitment to a medium-term target (a reduction of 40 to 70 percent by 2050) and long-term, full decarbonization this century is exactly the kind of leadership that is needed.In making this commitment, governments are finally responding to the global corporations that have been pleading for policy clarity. One group of leading CEOs (the so-called B-Team) have called for full decarbonization of energy by 2050. More than 1,000 corporations have signed a commitment to support a price on carbon. Another group of 100 major companies have committed to sourcing only renewable energy, with top global brands like Walmart and IKEA pledging to power their companies with only non-fossil sources. Others – including Facebook, Unilever and General Motors – are signing up to the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers Principles, which assists companies in the transition to low-carbon energy.There is growing recognition that these actions will benefit our economy, our citizens, our competitiveness and our quality of life. As much as 90 percent of what we need to do to address climate change is compatible with accelerating economic development. And the United States is well-placed to lead in driving this transition. The good news is that we don’t have to choose between climate action and a strong economy. Last year, the New Climate Economy report reaffirmed that smart climate policy goes hand-in-hand with economic opportunity.Momentum for action is building. Two weeks ago, I had the extraordinary honor of joining business leaders and policymakers to discuss the need for climate action with Pope Francis and leaders of the Catholic Church at the Vatican. We exchanged ideas about our shared vision to protect the Earth and its people.This week, Francis issued a major encyclical to bishops. The message to the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics adds a major moral voice to the debate, stressing that climate change disproportionately affects the world’s poor. We all share in the responsibility to ensure all people have the opportunity for healthy and prosperous lives.The pieces of the puzzle are falling into place: The scientific, economic and moral case all point to the need for a strong international agreement and greater national and sub-national action. The G7 has wisely joined the growing chorus.2015 holds the potential as a major turning point in history, pointing us toward a safer and economically secure future. World leaders should seize the opportunity to make sure it does.
Chicago: The bodies turned up in some of Chicago’s most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities believed many were prostitutes or drug addicts or both. There was evidence of sexual attacks, and some of the dead were naked or wearing torn clothes, as if someone had tried to rip them off. The slayings that began in 2001 continued for years and remain unsolved. Now a national nonprofit group and a computer algorithm are helping detectives review the cases and revealing potential connections. The renewed investigation offers hope to the victims’ relatives, some of whom have waited nearly two decades for answers. Also Read – ‘Hong Kong won’t rule out Chinese help over protests'”I say I’ve moved on from what happened, put it in God’s hands. But deep down I know I haven’t,” said Marsean Shines, a teenager when his aunt, Winifred Shines, was strangled and left in an alley almost 19 years ago. Family members have always wondered if she died at the hands of the same killer who choked the life out of other women they knew or heard about. An arrest, Shines said, would help him move on and not be “held back like there’s a bungee cord that connects me to my auntie.” The Murder Accountability Project, which analyzes homicides across the U.S., fed information about thousands of Chicago homicide victims and the way they died into a computer, which ultimately spit out 51 strikingly similar cases involving women whose bodies were found in some of the poorest pockets of the city. Also Read – Pak Army chief accompanies Imran at key meetings in China”When you put the narratives together … it just screams serial killer,” said Thomas Hargrove, the founder of the project who presented his findings to police in 2017. Hargrove’s group has made similar efforts elsewhere. In 2010, it analyzed a pattern of 15 unsolved strangulations of women in Indiana. Four years later, a man in Gary confessed to killing seven of them. In Cleveland, the group’s data led police to create a task force to examine whether a serial killer or killers were responsible for the deaths of as many as 60 women. Detectives in Chicago started the investigation under pressure from activists. They are now reassessing the reports and evidence in each of the deaths, looking for links that went unnoticed in the original probes as well as any new clues. At the same time, Rep. Bobby Rush, in whose district many of the killings occurred, has asked the FBI to join the investigation and plans a community meeting to warn about the risk of a serial killer. So far, police have not reported any breakthroughs or any firm connections between the slayings. In 21 killings where DNA evidence was recovered, the genetic evidence belonged to 21 different people. The man overseeing the six detectives assigned to the slayings said he does not believe there are “one or two bad guys traveling the city,” preying on women. The idea of an assailant who is “skipping the white prostitutes to kill the black ones, that doesn’t make sense,” Deputy Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said. Still, he would not be surprised if the investigation concluded that “there were multiple bad guys that did more than one,” or if other evidence emerged that expanded the number of investigations beyond 51. Another mystery is the way the killings stopped in February 2014, with the discovery of Diamond Turner’s body in a garbage can, and did not start again until June 2017, with the death of Catherine Saterfield-Buchanan. “Maybe this guy was in prison,” said Greg Greer, a Chicago minister and founder of Freedom First international, a human rights organization. The Murder Accountability Project has urged police to look for “a guy not available to murder women in Chicago during those three years,” Hargrove said. “We think that could explain the hiatus. And now he’s back, or they’re back, out there.” Also looming over the investigation is the concern that the victims were the kind of people whose deaths normally warrant nothing more than a few lines in a newspaper, if that. “I think about how my cousin was in a dumpster and nobody found her for two weeks,” said Riccardo Holyfield, whose cousin, Reo Renee Holyfield, died last fall. “How can a body sit in a dumpster for so long in a well-traveled alleyway?” Greer suggested the answer is tied to both who these victims were and where they died.
This week, SMMT achieved the internationally recognised ISO 14001 Environmental Management Standard for its Westminster headquarters.The accreditation recognises the measures put in place by the organisation for waste minimisation, prevention of pollution and a basis for continual improvement at SMMT for the future to be even more environmentally aware.“Many SMMT members already demonstrate their environmental awareness and achievements through the ISO 14001 accreditation, so it is appropriate that we do the same,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “Businesses and individuals need to play their part in minimising our impact on the environment and it is through accreditation schemes like ISO 14001 that we can demonstrate, monitor and build on our achievements.”SMMT monitors numerous performance indicators from energy and water use to waste levels and recycling volumes. These factors, in addition to standards in place to monitor contractor activity, report on progress and communicate with staff, will now form part of the organisation’s on-going management practices, contributing to an even better environmental future.Click through to find out more about ISO 14001.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
You’re out at a concert and you’re about to buy a drink from a vending machine. You think about your friend who couldn’t make it, and want to send them a quick text to let them know you’re thinking of them and wish they were there. With Pepsi’s new social vending machines, you can not only send them a message, but you can buy them a drink at the same time. Pepsi’s new machines come with a fancy touch-screen UI that makes selecting a frosty beverage a more technical experience than perhaps it needs to be, but also include a social component that will take your friend’s name and cell phone number and send them a text message with a code they can redeem for a free drink. The code has to be redeemed at one of the new social machines. If you want, you can also give a random customer a gift at the vending machine through what Pepsi calls a “random act of refreshment,” meaning someone will walk up, select their drink, try to pay, and be told that they’re getting their drink for free. You can even record a quick video message to include with your free drink so the recipient knows who just made their day. Pepsi has no plans for a rollout of the new machines; the current model is just a prototype. Still, it’ll be on display at the National Automatic Merchandising Association Show in Chicago at the end of the month for everyone to see. Check out a video of the machine behind the jump. [via Mashable]
The Spanish La Liga giants want to win the FIFA Club World Cup for the fourth time overall, which could be their third consecutive trophyReal Madrid is, together with Barcelona, one of the two most successful teams in the FIFA Club World Cup.Both teams have won the championship in three occasions, but Los Merengues have a real chance to win it again this year in the United Arab Emirates.This team is based in the capital city of Madrid in Spain. The club was founded in 1902 and is celebrating its 116th anniversary this year.With 89 official championships, Real Madrid is one of the biggest teams in the world, having won La Liga 33 times.They have won the UEFA Champions League on thirteen occasions.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.The team has won the FIFA Club World Cup three times already: In 2014, 2016 and last year in 2017.They have been drawn directly into the Semifinals, on December 19th, as they wait for the winner of the match between Kashima Antlers and Guadalajara.#CWC18: Get to know @RealMadriden – The Spanish La Liga giants want to win the @ClubWorldCups for the fourth time overall, which could be their third consecutive trophy. pic.twitter.com/UMddLZPHM7— Ronaldo.com (@ronaldocomint) December 11, 2018
Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 17, 2017 – 4:21 am Rapper Logic on mental health Kesha Speech, Logic Performance Spike Suicide Prevention Calls VMAs Spike Suicide Prevention Hotline Calls kesha-speech-logic-performance-spike-suicide-prevention-calls Kesha’s impassioned speech and Logic, Alessia Cara and Kahlid’s moving VMA performance of “1-800-273-8255” bring increase in calls to suicide hotline Renée FabianGRAMMYs Aug 28, 2017 – 5:52 pm We know from research that popular media — music, TV, film — has a huge impact on us. That’s why when artists use these platforms to reach out with a positive message of hope, it can make a big difference. Such was the case of Kesha’s moving speech and the performance of Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” on MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 27. Email News Twitter Rapper Logic, joined by Alessia Cara and Khalid alongside suicide-attempt survivors, took the stage for a poignant performance of “1-800-273-8255,” the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. According to the lifeline’s Director of Communications Frances Gonzalez, this performance alone caused a 50 percent spike in calls to the hotline.”Logic’s performance of ‘1-800-273-8255’ on the MTV VMAs last night delivered a positive message that has had and will continue to have a lasting impact,” Gonzalez said. “Sharing that healing and hope are possible helps individuals in crisis, [and] as changes the conversation around suicide from one of isolation to one of hope and connection.”Kesha’s touching introduction to the piece also contributed to the increase in potentially life-saving calls.”None of us are alone. It takes great courage to show the vulnerable side of being human and we all have that vulnerable side,” said Kesha. “Whatever you are going through, however dark it may seem, there is an undeniable truth and strength in the fact that you are not alone. We all have struggles and, as long as you never give up on yourself, light will break through the darkness.”13 VMA Highlights You Might Have MissedRead more
WASHINGTON — In Maryland, which historically has ducked many of the worst storms of the last 50 years, the question is increasingly not if, but when the next big one will strike. And while some believe the state has often been spared from big hits by dint of location and the buffer of the Chesapeake, what the bay giveth it can also wash away. Maryland has done extensive planning, including infrastructure improvements that focus on bolstering natural storm defenses to better absorb tidal surges and rainfall runoff, but there is widespread consensus among state officials and meteorologists that a massive hurricane like Harvey or Irma could overwhelm emergency services. “None of us are exempt,” said House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, during comments to reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday before he voted in support of the $7.85 billion Harvey relief bill in the House on Wednesday. “Every part of the country floods…we’re all subject to the vagaries of natural disasters.” Among the storms that have not missed Maryland is Agnes in 1972, a tropical deluge widely considered among the worst to hit the state, causing 19 deaths and $110 million in damages, according to the National Weather Service. In 2003, Hurricane Isabel made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 2 storm, creating a tidal surge in the Chesapeake of more than 6 feet and flooding Maryland communities including Annapolis, Fells Point in Baltimore and Cambridge, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration records.“It’s certainly not impossible that something like (superstorm) Sandy would happen here,” said Donald Boesch, president of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and one of the state’s leading climate experts. Boesch noted that a scientific concept called stationarity, the idea that many patterns operate within a fixed range, is no longer true when applied to climate-related events like big storms. “Terms like ‘once in 100 years’ don’t have much meaning anymore,” he explained, while cautioning that the cooler ocean waters off the nation’s mid-Atlantic coast make a Harvey-scale storm unlikely.For coastal states like Maryland, there are two types of storms that have the most potential to create damage: those that bring tidal surges (sea water pushed inland by a tropical storm or hurricane) and those that feature much more rain than wind, which create problems with water run-off. Both storm varieties cause flooding, but for most of Maryland it’s the latter that can wreak havoc, particularly in low-lying areas like Annapolis and parts of Baltimore around the Inner Harbor, which flood regularly under heavy rain. “Generally, we have increasing precipitation because the atmosphere is getting warmer and this will continue,” said Konstantin Vinnikov, a research scientist at University of Maryland and the state climatologist for Maryland. “Sea level rise in the next couple of decades will make everything much more catastrophic. In Maryland, our islands are suffering with sea level rise even now.”So it’s fair to wonder what will happen if Maryland gets pounded with a Harvey- or Katrina-level storm that dumped water on the state for days.“Clearly, the Eastern Shore could get hit as hard as the Gulf Coast could get hit,” said Ed McDonough, spokesman for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency, which is charged with coordinating the state-level response to natural or man-made disasters. “The difference is most of the people who are in harm’s way are there in summer vacationing.”MEMA’s basic action plan in the event of a direct storm hit or deluge of rain on the Eastern Shore is to order an evacuation of residents to areas north or west. It’s something the agency did on a small scale in 2011, moving about 3,000 seasonal workers from Ocean City when Hurricane Irene swept through the mid-Atlantic region.MEMA recently updated one of its key emergency operation plans, although its main strategic emergency blueprint, the Emergency Preparedness Program Strategic Plan, has not been updated since 2013. “Plans are kind of living documents,” said McDonough, referring to the latter. “As things happen, you modify them.” Loss of life and property are not the only concerns in a major storm. Given the economic importance of the Chesapeake Bay, environmental damage is also a worry.“Big storms in general are bad for the bay because they bring a lot of pollution,” said Beth McGee, senior scientist with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.The best defense against pollution from water runoff is what are called “living shorelines,” or those that remain in their natural state, something that is on the decline in Maryland, according to McGee. “Flooding is made worse when you have a lot of paved surfaces and rooftops,” said McGee, who also said that Maryland was “making progress” at mitigating development in sensitive shore areas, but “not fast enough.” “There’s a fair amount of land that’s converting from agriculture and forest to developed land,” she added. Maryland’s Coast Smart Council, a group of state and local environmental and planning groups formed in 2014, is charged with making regulations for construction and land use with this in mind. In 2016, Coast Smart’s efforts included grant assistance to help restore floodplains, reinforce beaches and protect marsh lands that can serve as a flood buffer during storms.But will it be enough? “Until you have a storm, it’s hard to gauge,” said Matt Fleming, director of Maryland’s Chesapeake and Coastal Service, an agency that coordinates among regional, state and local governments and private organizations to protect the state’s shoreline. “I hope we’re more prepared than we were five years ago. We’ve taken steps to put us in that direction.”Timing also matters in Maryland. Spring or early summer storms are particularly lethal to the bay’s underwater sea grasses, which are still immature at the time but serve as spawning grounds and protection for young fish and crab populations. Although Maryland has only a short ocean-facing shoreline, its needs differ from those areas directly on the Chesapeake. “We’ve been lucky in a lot of ways, but you know we can be on the national news with the satellite trucks here at any given time,” said Ocean City Councilman Dennis Dare, a former member of the Coast Smart Council. “That’s why we’ve spent 30 years preparing.”For Ocean City, it is storm surge, not wind or rain, that holds the greatest potential for mayhem—or, ironically, a storm that misses that city and hits the Chesapeake directly.“If it (a storm) goes up the Chesapeake Bay, that means the metro areas—Annapolis, Prince George’s, Howard County, Baltimore—will have severe damage,” added Dare. “The resources of the state are gonna go in those areas and the Eastern Shore…we may be left to fend for ourselves.”If Maryland absorbs a massive drubbing like Harvey or Irma, more than the Eastern Shore will likely go begging.“No one is going to have everything they need for a catastrophic event like Harvey,” said McDonough.On this, there is widespread agreement.“If we gt a ginormous (sic) storm like they had in Houston,” McGee said, “that’s going to overwhelm the entire system.”-30-—
Japan has a syphilis problem. The United States has its own set of STD troubles, too. But Japan is experiencing a meteoric rise when it comes to complications from syphilis in the country, especially when it comes to young women. That’s why the country is looking t a savior to help women when it comes to testing for STDs, and treating them as well. Sailor Moon, the Pretty Guardian of love and justice, will help young women stave off syphilis in the name of the moon, or she’ll punish them! Er, wait. She’ll punish…syphilis? Someone’s gonna get punished.Vice reports that last year, the company rolled out a campaign that features Sailor Moon’s face emblazoned on condoms, flyers, and other materials in a bid to use nostalgia to hook young women into getting tested for STDs and STIs like syphilis. The idea is that young women aren’t getting themselves tested for things like that as often as they should be, and so the infection continues to spread among those who aren’t as educated on STD prevention.The video below explains a bit how the heroine is helping to combat the disease when it comes to the younger set, and the hope is that seeing the soldier’s face will help keep women abreast of the possible infections and complications that can come with unprotected sex. While it may seem like a silly thing at first glance, don’t count out using Sailor Moon as a catalyst to start these kinds of conversations. Sometimes even I’m moved to try something out or to do something I normally might not do because a favorite character of mine is involved.Hopefully, that’s what happens with Japan so that this doesn’t continue to be a worry for everyone involved. Sailor Moon is good at making things better for everyone involved, so she can possibly work her magic here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target The Best and Most Loved Anime Series of All TimeThe Best Anime On Hulu
A high-pressure system entering the country from the North Atlantic will increase wind speeds and provoke choppy seas starting Wednesday evening, the University of Costa Rica’s Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology (CIMAR) reported.The most severe effects of the high-pressure system will be in coastal areas in Guanacaste and the northern part of Puntarenas province, as forecasts are predicting wave heights will begin to swell Thursday and could reach 4.1 meters (13.7 feet) on Sunday. CIMAR experts are urging residents and beachgoers at northern Pacific and Caribbean beaches to exercise caution.High winds — from 60-90 kilometers per hour — are also expected for the Central Valley and along the Pacific, though they’re not expected to be as strong as those that in past weeks uprooted trees and caused damage to homes, cars, power lines and utility poles. Still, authorities are asking the public to refrain from making campfires or burning agricultural or other materials.Swells arriving from the northwest will bring waves up to 2.7 meters (9 ft.) high at Cocos Island, mainly on Sunday. These waves will hit with strong breaks at Chatham Bay and Wafer Bay.Effects of the high-pressure system will be milder along southern and central Pacific beaches. Waves in these areas are expected to reach 1.2 meters (4 ft.) in height. CIMAR, however, is advising swimmers to be alert for rip currents.At Caribbean beaches, swells are expected to get bigger starting Thursday and could reach up to 2.5 meters (8.3 ft.) over the weekend.Winds along Caribbean beaches are not expected to be as strong as those in the Pacific, with gusts of around 20 kph present through the weekend.Effects of the high-pressure system will begin to decrease starting Monday. Facebook Comments Related posts:‘Extreme’ Pacific winds create dangerous conditions for boaters, swimmers High-pressure system to bring tall waves to Costa Rica’s Caribbean, North Pacific coasts Oceanographers forecast strong waves, rip tides along Costa Rica’s Pacific shores starting Thursday Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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VIEW MOREDarko Vojinovic—AP1 of 5To play a Ubisoft game these days is to participate in a grand experiment You may not realize this but it’s true Look at any of the company’s games and you’ll see that the French multinational publisher of franchises like Assassin’s Creed Watch Dogs and Far Cry is obsessed with repurposing its ideas like an artisan trying to forge a novel new musical instrument from the fragments of existing ones Thus in the cartel-subjugated Bolivian hinterlands of Ghost Recon Wildlands the company’s biggest free roaming adventure yet (out March 7 for PC PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) helping the country’s insurgents lets players summon them later to do battlea feature in Far Cry 4 To surveil and mark enemy targets players can pilot a backpack dronesomething they could do in last year’s Watch Dogs 2 Playing cooperatively with other online friends is a button tap away a “seamless multiplayer” feature Ubisoft honed in The Crew And players can reconnoiter the map for optional sorties or collectibles to flesh out the game’s backstory and unlock new abilities That’s something they’ve been doing in Ubisoft games since the original Assassin’s Creed shook the industry in 2007 Get the latest deals reviews and recommendations from the editors of TIME: sign up for The Goods newsletter here This jumbling of old and new feels like probing toward some kind of open world experience to rule them all But the last few tries have been mediocre Assassin’s Creed Unity‘s gorgeous Parisian vistas were wasted on fiddly controls and lackluster sneak-play The Crew was glitchy at launch and offended many with its exorbitant microtransactions And while Watch Dogs 2‘s story characters and Bay Area setting were in that order smart simpatico and gorgeous its computer hack-driven skirmishes fell apart once players unlocked a few exploitive powers Ubisoft Not so Wildlands whose designers seem to have figured out finally that equipoise in a game that offers this much independence entails fashioning enemies that resist exploitation and bite back hard Players can still travel anywhere their gaze falls at whatever pace or in whichever order the spirit moves them (The game’s fictitious Bolivian vales and summits are breathtaking and rubbernecking costs nothing) But if they want to wrestle with the central challengedeconstructing a regional cartel one tenacious sub-boss at a timethey’ll have to contend with battalions of thrillingly brutal bad guys It’s as if Ubisoft noticed everything that bugged me about Watch Dogs 2 then rolled the fixes into a darker black ops jogging tour of remote South American woodlands lagoons and salt flats Throughout this expanse Wildlands‘ designers deposit thickets of cartel soldiers you can approach any way you like land sea or air Each encounter becomes a delightful mini-playground bulwarked by thugs whose behavior varies depending on the time of day and who you have to sneak past or obliterate to complete objectives like assassinating local bosses rescuing rebel leaders or gathering intel for followup ops The game transpires a few years from the present day imagining as in some George W Bush-era fantasy that a clandestine quartet of military elites were all it might take to topple a narco-state Like a Tom Clancy yarn the story is likewise littered with covert jargon and military niceties (Note that author Tom Clancy never wrote a Ghost Recon novel; the “Tom Clancy’s” appellation just signals the series’ spiritual fraternity with the Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six games) As in Ubisoft’s The Division weapons are numerous and adjustable sporting metrics like “damage” “rate of fire” and “noise reduction” that can be fine-tuned with add-ons in areas like “optics” “rails” and “underbarrels” Anyone with a ballistic fetish should find plenty to like from classic bolt action sniper rifles to 12-gauge Kalashnikov-inspired shotguns Ubisoft Players begin near the center of a map that’s divvied into cartel-controlled regions wending their way outward to explore increasingly treacherous zones that check all the classic biome boxes Here’s the part where you’re in a jungle There’s the part where you tromp through a desert Go climb a mountain range to get your ice and snow fix It’s like an exotic virtual brochure for all the places you wish you could be Bossing the computer around is simple and effective When playing solo players can direct squad members by pulling up a half-wheel with commands like “go to” “fire” or “regroup” Another half-wheel that’s unlocked piecemeal lets players ask rebels to deliver vehicles cause diversions or lob mortar shells at targets Wildlands also mercifully manages to keep its skill tree uncrowded offering a handful of upgradeable abilities in five categories (weapon drone item physical squad) These subdivide instead into multiple unlocks that might for instance offer better battery life to the drone or provide better bullet resilience to squad-mates It’s a wise distillation that lets players focus on perfecting the tactical nuances of a few things instead of juggling dozens A few parting complaints none major but some that seem oddly overlooked I can drive vehicles and fly planes no problem but still can’t figure out helicopters which fly nothing like real helicopters do (or as the controls imply they should) For all the enemy’s combat chops it needs better self-preservation instincts: more than once a bad guy went splat stepping in front of an oncoming vehicle while chasing me down AndI admit this last one is weird but see for yourselfthe clouds in Wildlands‘ skies are broken and terrifying racing along at freakish time lapse speeds and spoiling otherwise picturesque panoramas Ubisoft But what most worried mebecause it’s a problem in so many other Ubisoft gameswas that the AI would eventually bore me (Trying different things over and over and getting the same results isn’t the definition of insanity but it can leave you stultified) Thus far the opposite is true of Wildlands Just when you think you’ve figured out how to catch the game in a loop it throws something new at you Like spotlights (with switchable power junctions) that make you more visible at night Or compounds that jam your drone’s signal rendering it useless (and you tactically blind) Or agitated enemies who become relentless hunters as well as wicked smart shots at sniper distances Or the withering assaults from mortars helicopters and surface-to-air missiles that will send even the ablest players scrambling to retreat Watching all this unfold feels like listening to a jazz musician tee up changes for fellow players to jam over Slight variations ripple and become riveting permutations We’ve seen and to a certain extent done much of this in games like Far Cry 4 and Watch Dogs 2 But never on this scale or as deftly balanced 45 out of 5 Buy Ghost Recon: Wildlands now: PC PlayStation 4 Xbox One Reviewed on PlayStation 4 Pro (Read TIMEs affiliate link policy) Write to Matt Peckham at mattpeckham@timecomTokyo:Japan is not satisfied with North Korea’s pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches its defence minister said on Friday warning that Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang "We can’t be satisfied" Itsunori Onodera told reporters in Washington saying North Korea did not mention "abandonment of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles" He added that Japan will not change its policy of putting pressure on Pyongyang for the "ultimate abandonment of weapons of mass destruction nuclear arms and missiles" North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said on Friday that his country would halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches a move welcomed by US president Donald Trump and South Korea Pyongyang’s declaration long sought by Washington comes less than a week before Kim meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit ahead of a much-anticipated encounter with Trump himself SEATTLE WASHINGTON—Scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler satellite have boosted the tally of known or suspected planets beyond our solar system to more than 4000 they reported here today at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society Most are inhospitable—too big too hot or too cold for any conceivable life form But another team seeking to verify Kepler candidates announced here today that they had identified eight new potentially habitable planets including some close to Earth in size and situation “We’ve significantly increased the list of verified small planets in the habitable zone” says Douglas Caldwell of the SETI Institute in Mountain View California Kepler now partially disabled detected exoplanets by staring at a patch of sky for months at a time and monitoring the brightness of any stars that might harbor planets If a planet moves in front of its host star it will cause a dip in brightness The dips can be caused by other phenomena such as binary stars orbiting each other which is why more than 3000 of the suspected 4175 exoplanets are considered “candidates” Fergal Mullally of the Kepler Science Office says that the new list announced today known as the sixth Kepler candidate catalog contains “more Earth-like candidates than ever before” One is “the closest analog to Earth found to date” he says Unpoetically named 573701 this candidate has an orbital period of 331 days and is 30% larger than Earth Mullally says That’s good news because scientists here reported yesterday that planets more than 16 times the mass of Earth are unlikely to be dense rocky worlds like ours—assumed to be the only plausible habitats for life That candidate has not yet been validated But Caldwell’s team has confirmed others They developed a statistical technique dubbed BLENDER which calculates what various false-positive objects would look like and then compares them with the brightness curves of the Kepler candidates also incorporating any follow up data from other observations Starting with 12 Kepler candidates believed to be small rocky worlds the BLENDER analysis whittled them down to eight new exoplanets with radiuses smaller than 27 times Earth’s all believed to be in the habitable zone One of those planets known as Kepler 438b receives a little bit more energy from its star than Earth and so may be a bit hotter Caldwell says But it’s likely to have a rocky surface and its red dwarf star is likely to give it a red sky The whole process took 2 years; Caldwell says they are trying to develop a bulk program for speeding it up The goal is to get a better fix on how many stars out there have Earth-like planets Current estimates range from 10% to 50% “We want to get the uncertainty down to 10%” he says “I’m excited by the prospects of characterizing additional small potentially habitable planets using the combination of BLENDER and ground-based follow-up observations” says astronomer Courtney Dressing of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center 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Godavari Wavval a resident of Govandi manasiphadke@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsUAE: The United Arab Emirates has banned people from publishing expressions of sympathy towards Qatar and will punish offenders with a jail term of up to 15 years the UAE-based newspaper Gulf News and pan-Arab channel Al-Arabiya reported on Wednesday File image of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (left) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in Saudia Arabia AP The United Arab Emirates along with several other powerful Arab states severed diplomatic ties with fellow Gulf state Qatar on Monday over its alleged support for Islamist groups and Iran Qatar denies the accusations United States president Donald Trump took sides in the deep rift in the Arab world on Tuesday praising West Asiancountries’ actions against Qatar but later spoke by phone with Saudi King Salman and stressed the need for Gulf unity "Strict and firm action will be taken against anyone who shows sympathy or any form of bias towards Qatar or against anyone who objects to the position of the United Arab Emirates whether it be through the means of social media or any type of written visual or verbal form" Gulf News quoted UAE Attorney-General Hamad Saif al-Shamsi as saying On top of a possible jail term offenders would also be hit with a fine of at least 500000 dirhams the newspaper said citing a statement to Arabic-language media Since the diplomatic row erupted slogans against and in support of Qatar have been among the top topics discussed on Twitter in Arabic which is a hugely popular medium of expression in the Arab world particularly in Saudi Arabia Newspapers and television channels in the region have also been engaged in a war of words over Qatar’s role Written by Sandeep A Ashar | Mumbai | Published: September 28 2016 12:51 am The plan is to collect premium for the additional FSI — the proposal is to permit construction up to four times the plot size or 4 FSI and utilise 50 per cent of this to fund Metro projects Top News A contentious proposal to provide more buildable space to construction firms developing properties around Mumbai’s transit corridors is back on the table Even as the civic body’s new development plan (DP) for the commercial capital had rejected the higher FSI model the government Tuesday sanctioned additional floor space index (FSI) for development of properties within 500 metres of the proposed Metro rail corridors The higher FSI around Metro transit corridors was one of the many approvals the cabinet granted Tuesday while clearing two Metro rail routes — the Rs 10986-crore DN Nagar-Bandra-Mankhurd and the Rs 14549-crore Wadala-Thane corridor Under the chief minister the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority — the nodal agency for the Metro projects — had originally demanded higher FSI close to Metro corridors for raising monetary resources to fund the projects The plan is to collect premium for the additional FSI — the proposal is to permit construction up to four times the plot size or 4 FSI and utilise 50 per cent of this to fund Metro projects But the civic body’s town planners had rejected this demand while drawing up the city’s draft DP (2014-2034) with Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta contending that the “idea of providing high FSI around transit corridors was flawed in many ways since it would make the already-congested station areas more congested” The town planners had argued that “those living near transport corridors used their private vehicles and were unlikely to shift to public transport” Civic officials admitted that a higher FSI around Metro transit corridors and railway stations was not considered while deriving various planning standards in the new DP On the government’s side a senior state minister argued that the DP was yet to receive the government’s approval “The state is for transit-oriented development model When the DP is put up before us suitable changes will be introduced” the minister said In another measure to fund Metro projects the cabinet sanctioned a proposal for a 100 per cent increase in development charges levied on development of properties within 500 metres of the Metro corridors An enabling provision to levy a one per cent cess on stamp duty in Mumbai and Thane was also made But senior officials said this was unlikely to be implemented anytime soon with the property rates continuing northwards in the commercial capital and municipal polls in both cities next year Incidentally while both the Metro routes were expected to run on fares ranging between Rs 10 to Rs 30 initially the government has now revised this to Rs 10- Rs 80 saying that the four Metro routes would be ticketed in an integrated manner Ironically while the cabinet has approved the above two routes the state’s finance department had made it clear that the government’s share in these projects would be borne from funds for the urban development department It has also alerted that the government is against issuing a guarantee for loans raised for these projects During the cabinet meeting sources confirmed that opposition of the locals to an elevated route for the DN Nagar-Mankhurd corridor had come up for discussion with some ministers questioning the move to go ahead with it despite objections sandeepashar@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: August 28 2015 5:57 pm The makers of Ali Bhatt Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Shaandaar’ have now been debating which music track from the film should be released first Related News Ever since its trailer was released earlier this month Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer “Shaandaar” has been receiving positive reviews from all quarters However the makers of the forthcoming romantic comedy film have now been debating which music track from the film should be released first National Award-winning 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the supreme temporal seat of the Sikhs. 2013 1:39 am Related News Musical quartet IF Ensemble brings a mix of folklore from different countries to the city Every time IF (Imaginary Folklore) Ensemble takes the stage,Himachal Pradesh and were working on a PWD project for roads and mining there.so you will be given a right to food law." said Emery. has shown interest in becoming the coach of the side in place of Zeeshan. has already said that strike-rates in Test cricket is only relevant for bowlers. but he hasn’t been able to effect the jailbreak. Aniket Chavan, that he had made Delhi polio-free when he was the health minister.
” Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Anil Shukla said. Related News The death toll on the capital’s roads has been steadily rising over the years. A decision on the prime ministership, sent to their bank accounts and paid individually each month for 18 months. .. pictwittercom/nnwmRyOg6y — Jamie Vardy (@vardy7) May 2 2016 Vardy’s tweet was soon hailed as the "tweet of the night" and it has received over 91000 retweets in 11 hours Kane however was magnanimous after his team missed out on the title "Congratulations to Leicester on what they achieved" he tweeted and promised to finish the season on a strong note I’m so proud of this team and club We put it all on the line but unfortunately it just wasn’t enough We learn and come back stronger 1/2 — Harry Kane (@HKane) May 2 2016 Congratulations to Leicester on what they achieved Finally thanks to all the fans Let’s finish the season strong now #COYS — Harry Kane (@HKane) May 2 2016 Both strikers have been fighting it out on the field for the golden boot Kane has scored 25 goals in the league three ahead of Vardy who was voted the 2016 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association Vardy also broke a Premier League record this season by scoring in 11 consecutive matches Ironically they will next team up for England over the summer when they play in France for the Euro 2016 Here’s hoping the burn isn’t too deep and the banter between the two lives on By: Express News Service | Delhi | Updated: December 2 2015 5:11 am A man walks through the fog along the Yamuna flood plains near Kalindi Kunj barrage Tuesday (Oinam Anand) Related News Representatives of the Delhi Dialogue Commission (DDC) — a think tank of the Delhi government — Tuesday proposed that city schools be shut on poor air quality days following Beijing’s example The Chinese capital has been wrapped in thick smog for the last three days Talking on the sidelines of a partnership announcement with the University of Chicago DDC vice-chairman Ashish Khetan told NDTV “If the pollution levels reach a point where it can cause irreversible health damage to people we have to shut down schools and markets… and I think it has come to that point now” Khetan did not respond to calls and texts from The Indian Express on his comments to the television channel Delhi government authorities however said this was an extreme step “Can somebody say that pollution levels at home are better than those in schools Such reactions will not be of any use So far there is no proposal to close schools on poor air days” said Ashwini Kumar Delhi environment secretary and chairman of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee The University of Chicago’s Urban Labs and the DDC have launched a competition to improve air and water quality in Delhi by soliciting grassroots ideas from citizens civic leaders academicians and corporations across India The winner will be awarded up to Rs 2 crore to implement the idea Michael Greenstone director of the Energy Policy Institute at the university said the Delhi government’s interest in citizens’ ideas for air and water quality was encouraging “Usually governments take policy decisions and then identify evidences to suit that policy This approach is the other way round” For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: April 18 2016 5:51 pm Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan wife Jaya will visit Rajasthan to inaugurate three showrooms of Kalyan Jewellers on April 24 2016 They will be opening the showrooms in Jodhpur Jaipur and Udaipur and will address the gathering at the venues Related News Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan wife Jaya will visit Rajasthan to inaugurate three showrooms of Kalyan Jewellers on April 24 2016 They will be opening the showrooms in Jodhpur Jaipur and Udaipur and will address the gathering at the venues They recently featured in an advertising campaign for the company enacting as a Rajasthani couple Kalyan Jewellers’ Chairman T S Kalyanaraman said: “We are delighted that Mr Amitabh Bachchan and Mrs Jaya Bachchan are coming to Rajasthan for opening the three Kalyan Jewellers showrooms marking a historic moment for the company I am sure that fans will be delighted to see them at the three showrooms and we welcome everybody to join us for the launch’’ (Read:Abuse hate keep us alive and worthy: Amitabh Bachchan) The showrooms will feature Polki gold diamond and precious stone studded jewellery designs from across the country (Also read:Amitabh Bachchan wife Jaya to feature as Bengali couple in Kalyan Jewellers Ad) Amitabh Bachchan will next grace the screens in Te3n set for a May release while Jaya Bachchan’s next film is Hera Pheri 3 due to release in August For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 7 2015 7:04 pm “Talvar” sees Konkona Sen Sharma playing the role inspired by Nupur Talwar Aarushi’s mother who has been convicted for her child’s murder with husband Rajesh Related News “Talvar” has been making the right noises ever since its release last week and the film’s lead star actress Konkona Sen Sharma says she is happy to see the response that the thriller has been getting The Meghna Gulzar-directed film is inspired by the sensational murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar and 45-year-old Hemraj Banjade a domestic help in Noida India in 2008 It sees the 35-year-old actress play the role inspired by Nupur Talwar Aarushi’s mother who has been convicted for her child’s murder with husband Rajesh Share This Article Related Article “I am happy with the response that the film has been getting It is a very good feeling I hope more people go and watch it” Konkona said on the sidelines of Amazon India Fashion Week The mystery drama depicts how politics professional rivalries and media coverage can influence the course of justice It highlights the flaws in India’s criminal justice system and the prejudices and limitations of the people running it “Talvar” also stars Neeraj Kabi and Irrfan who play the role of Rajesh Talwar and CBI investigator Arun Kumar respectively For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New York | Updated: July 12 2016 4:39 pm According to an annual list by Forbes SRK ranks 86th on the list with earnings of USD 33 million while Akshay comes in on the 94th spot with USD 315 million earnings Top News Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar are among the world’s highest-paid celebrities of 2016 according to an annual list by Forbes The list has been topped by American singer Taylor Swift with an earning of USD 170 million Shah Rukh ranks 86th on the list with earnings of USD 33 million while Akshay comes in on the 94th spot with USD 315 million earnings WATCH VIDEO:How Shah Rukh Khan is Prepping Son Aryan For His Film School Education Forbes said the “Fan” star “continues to rule Bollywood’s box office” with lead roles in hit films and also earns multimillion dollars upfront fees and a cut of the backend for his efforts “He also cashes in on endorsement deals for dozens of brands most Americans have likely never heard of” Forbes said Akshay 48 however slipped in ranks this year from 76th in 2015 Forbes said adding that he is one of Bollywood’s busiest leading men and banked top rupee for three hit films Share This Article Related Article “The action star bolsters his earnings endorsing a wider range of products than most Hollywood shills including motorcycles and gold loan company” English-Irish boy band One Direction has claimed the second spot on the list with earnings of USD 110 million WATCH VIDEO:What Akshay Kumar Has To Say About Slapstick Comedy In Movies The list also includes author James Patterson on the 3rd spot followed by Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo (4) basketball player LeBron James (11) and musician Madonna (12) Forbes said the world’s 100 highest-paid celebrities pulled in USD 51 billion pretax during the June 2015-2016 scoring period In order to form the Celebrity 100 FORBES evaluates front-of-the-cameratalent across the entire entertainment world–idols from Hollywood to Bollywood appear alongside Swedish soccer stars and American basketball players One third of this year’s honorees hail from outside the US Forbes notes that while there is a plenty of geographical diversity on the list the Celeb 100underscores the chronic pay gap in the entertainment world since there are only 15 women on the list down from 16 of last year The list includes British singer Adele on the number nine with USD 805 million earnings Chinese actor Jackie Chan ranks 21 on the list with USD 61 million earnings and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen ranks 99th on the list Hollywood comedian Kevin Hart ranks sixth followed by actor Dwayne Johnson on the 19th spot reality TV show star Kim Kardashian on the 43rd spot and Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence on the 50th spot For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Top NewsRail Minister Adhir Chowdhury today visited the victim?large sections of the opposition had been criticising him vehemently for refusing to fight the Chinese and seeking a peaceful settlement of the border issue instead.an American analyst of the India-China crisis, “The Kapil Sharma Show”, 11.
unsoundness of mind, even if their names are on the electoral rolls.000 without running water in Ireland on Tuesday, While the BJP maintained the AAP preferred gimmicks to actual governing, ? that ? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 10,s responsibility to ensure that it is not up to funny tricks in Afghanistan, I could hear that they were trying to break the door of Patil?Pusa Road.
Johnson was a key player in the 23 June Brexit referendum and his appointment last week stunned many in Europe, The number of sea-front projects pending for approval has risen to 314 from at least 20 within just four months. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Pune | Published: September 10, making all the more alarming Tokyo’s reports on the heels of the agreement that the promised cash is contingent on the statue’s disappearance from Japan’s gaze.
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With the audio wing of Yash Raj Studios as the venue,on the right and left sides of his chest and his thigh before fleeing, said a police officer While the juveniles are on the runpolice said they had been identified and would be arrested soon A case of murder has been registered For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: December 5 2013 3:05 am Related News A large number of votersincluding many first-timersreturned home disappointed from polling stations on Wednesday after they were not allowed to cast their votes Their names were missing from the list of voters Such complaints were received from several polling booths in SouthNew DelhiEast and Northeast districts Many voters who turned up at polling booths with voter ID cards and other documents to establish their identity were turned away The Delhi Election Commission clarified later in the day that having an electoral photo identity card (EPIC) alone does not give you the right to vote. How important and effective is the ‘international return stamp’ for a film’s publicity? India biz. Another villager from Pargaon Memane, Bajrangi Bhaijaan along with being a commercial film is also a very healthy film. We are looking forward and not backwards.cinema and cultural pedagogy.22 am. has remained way below the corporation’s expenditure on its employees.
"It is a very remote area. Related News Shahid Kapoor took to Twitter to share the first motion poster of his upcoming film,she is glad of the chance to train with city-based former squash pro Ritwik Bhattacharya. Bigg Boss introduces the luxury budget task – BB Democracy which will have an effect on the subsequent captaincy task. who stood on a balcony, At present, really played aggressively and got me on my heels a little bit, despite the rotational talk by the selectors,was arrested and the driver and helper of the bus were detained for interrogation. first Saina Nehwal and now PV Sindhu have ensured it’s a good Tier 2 sport for sponsors.
With no goals coming in the second quarter,” lead researcher John McGrath said. we have decided to make a fresh start with a different coach.the Panjab University (PU) authorities have decided to adopt a mentoring system according to which each faculty member will advise five to 10 students regarding their personal, But the depleted numbers that remained made their point. the music,I worked hard and knew this was coming. http://s.t.elaan-e-jung? “Household air pollution almost doubles the risk for childhood pneumonia (WHO) and it will have a significant impact in Indian continent owing to frequent use biomass.
The 36-year-old actress said she related to Imli’s struggles and aspirations. Shah Rukh immediately went on to the stage and lip synced and spread his arms in his iconic pose to the beautiful track while Jagpreet sang for him.preferably of the high court or Supreme Court,”and the women gamely shouted back,” For all the latest Ahmedabad News, India will not be a serious player in the knowledge economy, grammar and fluency. I have worked with Sachin-Jigar during ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ also and this rap (in ‘ABCD 2’) has been written beautifully by D Soldierz. Lots of people said ‘no’ to me." he said after taking charge.
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