zoom Italy’s Contship Italia Spa has recently signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Iran’s largest port operator – Sina Port & Marine Company (SPMCO) – aimed at exchanging experiences and know-how in port operations, and expanding the cooperation between the two port operators.The parties agreed to look into the upgrading of technical, commercial and operational capabilities to the best international standards and practices; defining their Container Terminal Business Plans; and cooperating on Iran’s ports and logistic development, with a specific focus on the ports of Bandar Abbas and Bushehr.Contship Italia Spa and the state-owned SPMCO said that this MOU represents a great opportunity and milestone for the involved countries in this period marked by a new level of economic cooperation and political relationships.
zoom Dutch shipping company Flinterstar lll BV has signed a contract with a consortium of Belgian salvage companies to remove the wreck of its general cargo ship Flinterstar, which sank in October 2015 off the coast of Zeebrugge.The consortium will be headed by SCALDIS, a joint company of DEME, Jan De Nul and Herbosch-Kiere.The wreck of the 9,000 dwt vessel, which sank after colliding with an LNG tanker, was split in two sections, according to the company.“Our primary concern has been that the wreck removal operation should be undertaken in the safest and most environmentally sensitive manner possible,” Bart Otto, Director of Flinterstar lll BV, said, adding that the operating is expected to “be completed on schedule this summer.”Now the contract has been awarded, SCALDIS will start the preparation and mobilisation phases in order to commence on-site operations in the coming weeks.At present, although the wreck is upright on the seabed, it is separated into two sections which will be lifted from the seabed and placed onto a barge, then transported for appropriate disposal.SCALDIS will first remove the cargo, and simultaneously, the lifting points and/or lifting chains will be installed underneath the wreck.“The methodology will ensure that the duration of the offshore operation is kept as short as possible and causes the minimum possible interference to the shipping traffic. Environmental concerns were also fully evaluated in organising the appropriate disposal method of the wreck sections and cargo ashore,” Martin Ockier, Board Member of SCALDIS, said.In January 2016, the Belgian authorities have ordered the company to remove the wreck, as it was perceived to present a potential danger to shipping and the environment.
PICTOU COUNTY: Trenton Connector The Trenton connector or Bascule Bridge, between Trenton and Abercrombie Road, will be reduced to one lane for deck and joint repairs, until Friday, July 15. Traffic signals on site. Work takes place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Local Area Office: 902-893-6194 -30-
The Office of the Fire Marshall has been notified after a fire broke out in an Ancaster home on the corner of Meadowlands Boulevard and Livery Lane.Emergency crews got the call just before midnight. About 20 fire fighters were needed to fight the blaze which seemed to have started in the basement and spread to the second floor. The fire didn’t break through the home but there is heavy smoke damage throughout. No one was hurt. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09
Transport News Brief Week 14, Monday 2 April 2007 Brain training at the Skills Zone The Skills Zone at the CV Show aims to raise awareness of the range of careers in the road transport and automotive industries and to help firms recruit and retain good people. The Institute of Road Transporte Engineer’s technician licensing scheme, Irtec, will also have stand 2161 in the Zone. “Visitors will be able to learn about the benefits of proving their competence at work,” says Gareth Jenkins, for the IRTE. “We’ll invite people to try our live Q&A-based online assessment as well as a practical session to test their knowledge.” Jenkins says many young people and careers advisors don’t understand the range of jobs available, so the Skills Zone will run a special workshop on 24 April to try and tackle the problem. More from Gareth Jenkins on +44(0)2 076 301 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org Toyota takes red Line-X Spray-on commercial vehicle lining specialists Line X, which says it is the UK market leader, has supplied the spray-on lining for the load area of the new Toyota Hilux pickup which makes its UK debut on stand 4351 at the CV Show. “Toyota wanted something special to help celebrate these debuts so they approached us,” said Lee Smith, managing director. “We rose to the occasion by doing something that had not been done in the UK before. We sprayed the load area of the vehicle with a red bed liner and top coated it with metallic red Line-X Xtra, reinforced with DuPont’s Kevlar micro pulp.” Smith says this new product has just been launched in the US and should be available for launch here in the UK by the end of the year. Line-X also has its own stand, 4581. More from Lee Smith on +44 (0)1 271 344 000 or email@example.com Brain training at the Skills Zone The Skills Zone at the CV Show aims to raise awareness of the range of careers in the road transport and automotive industries and to help firms recruit and retain good people. The Institute of Road Transporte Engineer’s technician licensing scheme, Irtec, will also have stand 2161 in the Zone. “Visitors will be able to learn about the benefits of proving their competence at work,” says Gareth Jenkins, for the IRTE. “We’ll invite people to try our live Q&A-based online assessment as well as a practical session to test their knowledge.” Jenkins says many young people and careers advisors don’t understand the range of jobs available, so the Skills Zone will run a special workshop on 24 April to try and tackle the problem. More from Gareth Jenkins on +44(0)2 076 301 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org More outside The outside display area at the CV Show later this month is 40% larger than last year. Exhibits will include no less than 20 Hino trucks, all in different livery, two refuse collection vehicles from Ros Roca, Dennis Eagle’s new owner and a Rolfo car transporter. The Ray Smith Group will show new demountable bodies and Schmitz Cargobull will show the trailer it recently gave to road transport charity Transaid. This is coupled to a Daf tractor. Finally, Dick Denby’s 60 tonne, 25.25m mega truck will be a topical late entry. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com Environment Agency warns fly-tippers The Environment Agency just warned ‘waste cheats’ to clean up their act or risk ending up in jail. This comes as the Agency continues its crackdown on fly tippers and follows a series of successful prosecutions over the past two weeks resulting in a total of three years imprisonment, 100 hours community service and over £92,000 in fines. Liz Parkes, head of waste at the Environment Agency wants people to check to see if the person collecting waste is registered with the Environment Agency. You can do that on line at www.environment-agency.gov.uk and you can report fly-tipping free by calling 0800 807 060. More from www.environment-agency.gov.uk Dynamic weighing debut Terberg Matec UK will use its stand 2241 at the CV Show for the UK debut of its TMDW9004 Dynamic Weighing system for dust carts. The firm says it will show its new kit with the OmniDEL split automatic bin lift. Terberg says the system depends on load cells able to take static loads of up one tonne each and instantaneous loads of up to two and a half tonnes to give uniquely accurate results. The driver gets a display in the cab to help avoid overloading the dust cart body. The system can also deliver real-time data over a GPRS link, showing vehicle weight data against a GPS defined position and time. More from Sheldon Hall on +44 (0)1 909 484 000 or firstname.lastname@example.org Have you registered yetRegister on-line quickly and the organisers of the CV Show and ATS will send you a free, advance copy of the show guide with your Fast Track show ticket. “With the show catalogue well in advance you can plan your visit and your Fast Track ticket means you’ll also beat the queues at the entrances,” said Bob Sockl, boss of Crystal Communications. The two show websites are www.cvshow.com and www.atshow.com. This deal means you can make the most of your time at Europe’s biggest business-to-business commercial vehicle, road transport and automotive aftermarket event. “With five halls and over 600 exhibitors expected, it is really important to plan your visit,” says Sockl. “And as a bonus if you arrive early, that Fast Track ticket will get you an Early Bird breakfast voucher worth £2 at participating restaurants.” More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or email@example.com New trucks and more from MAN German truck maker MAN says it will launch two new heavy trucks, the TGS and TGX this autumn. The TGS is aimed at short haul and distribution work while the TGX is aimed at long distance national and international work. The news follows the firm’s announcement of an order for 2,100 TGA Euro 4 tractors for international outfit Transalliance. The new trucks are due for delivery between 2007 and 2009. About the same time MAN said that its European truck race teams will get a new common rail engine for this season, producing more than 1,000 hp and 4,000 Nm torque. MAN equipped teams did well in the last two seasons and clearly the firm hopes the new engine will deliver more successes through this year’s season. More from Paul O’Malley on +44 (0)1 263 584 199 or firstname.lastname@example.org Diesel Dynamics wins at Silverstone Bristol based LPG dual fuel specialist Diesel Dynamics says it won several orders from a recent Open Day at the Silverstone Circuit. The event gave people the chance see and drive an Aldi operated Scania tractor unit converted to LPG as part of a three month, three truck trial based at the firm’s regional distribution centre. More from Alexis Bradbury on +44 (0)1 924 499 444 or email@example.com California to join EU Emissions Trading SchemeCalifornia may launch an emissions trading scheme and a delegation has met EU officials to lean more about the EU ETS and aims to link its own version the European scheme. Topless solution at CV Show Rugby based Piggybax Ltd says its mobile storage pod fits most pick-ups and light trucks can be used for both load protection on the vehicle or as portable storage unit on workman’s shelter on a site. The modular units stand free on the load floor and come in a range of standard sizes, with ‘specials’ available too. They are made from a tough, recyclable plastic that is chemical resistant. The firm says its units can solve truck-top and many more problems, particularly for local authority contractors, builders and maintenance outfits. More from Anthony Rice on +44 (0)77 088 488 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org Europe’s biggest CV Show The 2007 CV Show & Automotive Trade Show on 24 to 26 April at the NEC, Birmingham will be the biggest of its type in Europe. Well over 600 exhibitors spread across some 90,000m2 through five halls “We’ll have a breathtaking range of trucks and vans through to municipal vehicles and forklifts, all types of trailers, body builders, lifting gear,” said David Crawford, sales manger for the event. “There will be banks, insurance, component makers and suppliers, garage and body shop equipment, telematics, specialist software and software specialists, fuels, lubricants, training services and a whole lot more.” The Show is open daily from 08.30 – 17.30 and entry is free. “Frankly, anyone who is serious about the business will be there – they simply can’t afford to miss it.” More from David Crawford on +44 (0)1 634 261 162 or email@example.com HMG Paints wins big tanker deal HMG Paints of Manchester has won a sole supplier deal with the WG Tanker Group, which says it runs the biggest bulk tanker fleet in the UK. The firm rents, modifies and paints road and rail tankers to its customer’s specifications and investing in new 20m long paint shops. The plans include rail links so that WG can paint rail as well as road tankers on site. HMG will supply a full range of paints, preparation materials and equipment. More from David Gent on +44 (0)1 706 215 849 or firstname.lastname@example.org Multiple firsts for Tyrers Tyrers of Adlington near Chorley, Lancashire just bought its first new Volvo in ten years, a Euro 4 Volvo B12B with 49 seat Van Hool Alizee body. The new coach will mainly work on the firm’s holiday and day trip schedules. It has a 420 hp Volvo 2.1 litre engine and a Volvo I-Shift gearbox, another first for the firm and is the first in Tyrer’s 10 strong fleet with a digital tachograph. Two more new coaches are due in May. More from Adrian Wickens on +44 (0)1 926 414 518 or email@example.com DVLA hikes fees The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency just said it will hike the one-off first vehicle registration fee from £38 to £50. The first Driving Licence fee rises from £38 to £45 but that for replacing a paper licence with a photocard version drops from £19 to £10. The DVLA says these are the first fee changes in three years. More from www.dvla.gov.uk My apologies In reporting recently on family run Welsh haulier WF Hall and Son’s plans to raise cash for charity in memory of a son killed in a car crash, I wrongly named the son as Simon. The unfortunate young man’s name was Ian. I do apologise to the family for any hurt my mistake may have caused. And the good news is the Noah’s Ark charity that Halls is supporting is making good progress in its plans to raise cash to build the first children’s hospital in Wales. Stena Line, Merc truck dealer Euro Commercials and Fishguard restaurant Bar Five are all working with the firm on the project. More from Robin Dickeson on +44 (0)2 073 449 222 or firstname.lastname@example.org TransportWeb grows Following two straight years growth TransportWeb got 250,000 visitors at www.transportweb.com in March. Partner Simon Dixon says he’s confident the growth rate will continue and even accelerate. “We hear almost daily from firms with products listed getting sales and contracts from an initial contact found through TransportWeb.” Dixon says he plans to upgrade the web site and include new services to make it even more useful to the transport industry.. More from Simon Dixon on +44 (0)7 726 263 973 or email@example.com Nitrogen to extend tyre life and cut running costs Parker Hannifin says its nitrogen tyre inflation kit will extend truck tyre life by at least 50,000 miles. The firm has developed a nitrogen generation and compressor units to produce high quality compressed nitrogen. Called TyreSaver and Truck TyreSaver these offers extended tyre life from better maintained inflation pressures and better fuel consumption from reduced rolling resistance. “This means, a truck tyre inflated with nitrogen could easily go an extra 50,000 miles before the tyres need servicing,” says Parker Hannfin, which will show the technology on its stand 2251 at the CV Show More from Charles Harris on +44 (0)1 622 723 314 or firstname.lastname@example.org Can you help cut pedestrian accidentsTRL says it wants van, truck, bus and coach drivers and operators to help it find why the number of accidents involving pedestrians and heavy vehicles is rising. By contrast to number involving pedestrians and cars has fallen. The British Department for Transport has asked TRL, previously the Transport and Road Research Laboratory, to investigate. As part of the process, TRL wants to talk to van, truck, bus and coach drivers and operators, aiming to find the underlying causes of these accidents and then share good ideas for how to solve the problem. And the good news is that not only could you help make the roads safer, TRL will even pay you for: £28 for two hours of your time and up to £40 for travel costs. It plans three sessions, Tuesday 3 April in Birmingham with truck drivers, Wednesday 11 April in Central London with bus and coach drivers and Thursday 12 April at TRL in Berkshire with van drivers. And if you can’t make those dates but could do a 30 minute telephone interview in April, TRL would like to hear from you too. More from Su Buttress on +44 (0)1 344 770 049 or email@example.com And finally…. New Scientist’s Feedback page reports that reader Richard Poyner came across an online advert for an Acer desktop PC which said that it “occupies less than 10 times the space of modern tower PCs.” That still means it could be more than nine times as big, Poyner points out, “so I’ll need a bigger desk.” More from www.newscientist.comClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
LeBron James’s Cleveland Cavaliers might be trailing the Golden State Warriors 3-2 in the NBA Finals. The Cavs might, as their Vegas odds suggest, have a mere 12 percent chance of winning the NBA championship. But according to just about every statistical measurement available, the self-proclaimed “best player in the world” is having a series for the ages.Build a bare-bones performance metric that simply adds a player’s points, rebounds and assists and then divides by the number of games the team played,1Using team games penalizes players who missed games — you can’t add value if you don’t play. and James’s 2015 finals ranks as the best of the past 30 years.Get more complex — using, say, a points above replacement (PAR) estimator based on the single-game version of Daniel Myers’s Box Plus/Minus2Which takes into account the location and strength of opponent for each game. — and James ranks sixth among all NBA Finals participants since 1985.3Despite not ranking in the top 25 in our bare-bones metric (and so not making the chart above), Magic Johnson’s 1988 finals performance places second in PAR per team game.So at either pole of the complexity spectrum, James has been the top player of these finals. (Neil Greenberg of the Washington Post and ESPN Insider’s Kevin Pelton came to similar conclusions using a few more metrics of varying intricacy.) And from a historical perspective, output of this level usually leads to winning the NBA Finals and the NBA Finals MVP: Every player near James’s combined total of points, rebounds and assists ended up garnering MVP honors.In a vacuum, then, James’s performance has been so historically strong that it would be a shame for him not to win the award.But on the other hand, if the Warriors win the series and the MVP goes to James, it will be the first time that a member of the losing team has received the honor since 1969, when Jerry West of the Los Angeles Lakers won in spite of the Boston Celtics’ championship. And, as Pelton notes, the culture of denying MVP honors to a nonchampion has grown in the intervening years, across all sports.In the NBA alone, nine players since 1985 have been the best player in their series by PAR through five games yet failed to win the MVP after their teams lost. (To a certain extent, this also speaks to what can happen between Games 5 and 7 of a series between closely matched teams.) In 2011, Dwyane Wade — then James’s teammate on the Miami Heat — outplayed Dirk Nowitzki to a greater extent than James has outplayed presumptive Warriors MVP candidate Stephen Curry4Andre Iguodala actually leads Golden State in PAR during the series. thus far yet still lost the award to the Dallas Mavericks star. So as great as James has been, it might not be enough to justify the award if Cleveland loses the series.There’s one more angle to think about, though, when it comes to James’s 2015 finals performance. It may be that all our stats and metrics simply break down when forced to consider the unparalleled burden that James has been forced to carry on this undermanned, undertalented Cavaliers squad. James’s 41.1 percent usage rate in this series is the largest of any finalist since 1985, breaking Michael Jordan’s mark of 39.6 percent for the Chicago Bulls against the Phoenix Suns in 1993. James is also logging an incredible 45.6 minutes per game, the eighth-most of any qualified5Minimum 140 minutes played in the series. finalist since 1985.As Tom Haberstroh wrote over the weekend, James’s physical workload during these finals has been termed “unfathomable” (among other things) by sports science experts. At the limits of human endurance and on-court influence — through his shooting and passing, James was involved in 70 of Cleveland’s 91 points in Game 5 — there may be no numbers that can do justice to how irreplaceable James has been for the Cavaliers in this series.They don’t necessarily give out awards for being completely and utterly essential to your team, of course. And, as always, “value” is in the eye of the beholder. But whether the Cavs win or lose, it’s not hard to imagine this series going down as a testament to James’s singular talent, stamina and durability. And if that doesn’t constitute “value,” I’m not sure what does.
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #GRACE: Two previously unpublished reports into the shocking ‘Grace’ case have shown that 47 children were placed in a Waterford foster home at which there were concerns about sexual and physical abuse.2. #LIMERICK: Gardaí are investigating reports of a child being offered for sale in Limerick.3. #BUSES: The National Transport Authority has announced plans to plug the gap in the services that Bus Éireann plans to scrap on its Expressway routes.4. #FINE GAEL: TV3 has said it is interested in televising a live debate between the candidates for the Fine Gael leadership, after Enda Kenny steps down.5. #RADON: People in Galway have been warned about high levels of a cancer-causing radioactive gas in the area. By Órla Ryan 7,153 Views The 5 at 5: Tuesday 5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock… No Comments Share Tweet Email Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, 4:53 PM http://jrnl.ie/3263824 Feb 28th 2017, 4:53 PM Image: Shutterstock/Pavel_Klimenko Image: Shutterstock/Pavel_Klimenko Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
Chine : de nouvelles intempéries à l’origine de 29 autres décèsChine – Vingt-quatre morts dénombrés dans la province du Gansu, et cinq autres dans le Sichuan. Tel est le bilan des dernières pluies torrentielles ayant touché l’ouest de la Chine, où l’on recense également plus de trente disparus. Ces inondations sévissent près de la région de Zhouqu, sinistrée le week-end dernier par de violentes coulées de boue, dont le bilan s’élève à 1.144 morts et 600 disparus. Alors que les recherches continuent dans cette région, de nouvelles évacuations sont aujourd’hui mises en œuvre. Tentes, nourriture et bouteilles d’eau sont également acheminées sur place pour faire face à l’urgence. A Zhouqu, rues boueuses et fortes pluies perturbent les opérations de secours, qui continuent avec difficulté. Les responsables sanitaires craignent aujourd’hui la survenue et la propagation d’épidémies : “Un grand nombre de secouristes et survivants vivent là-bas et les risques de maladies infectieuses intestinales ou respiratoires ont augmenté”, déclarait ainsi l’un d’entre eux à l’agence Chine Nouvelle. Carcasses d’animaux et cadavres humains précarisent fortement la situation sanitaire dans la région, où 800 infirmiers et médecins s’affairent déjà. Le 13 août 2010 à 11:34 • Emmanuel Perrin
A woman accused in a Northeast Portland carjacking — in which the car’s owner was injured — and who was captured in Ridgefield was given credit Monday for time served.However, Joey R. Campbell’s attorney, David Kurtz, said his client is potentially facing charges in Oregon and would likely be “unavailable” for some time.Campbell, 37, of Seattle pleaded guilty in Clark County Superior Court to possession of a stolen motor vehicle and reckless driving, a gross misdemeanor, in connection with the June 11 incident, which reportedly began in Portland’s Summer neighborhood.According to the Portland Police Bureau, officers responded about 2 p.m. to a report of a carjacking in the 5000 block of Northeast 86th Avenue. The car’s owner, Latrese Pack, a driver for Postmates, a food delivery service, was injured during the incident after she tried to stop the thief, identified by police as Campbell, and got hung up on the car as it sped off.Pack told The Columbian’s news partner KATU-TV that she was making a delivery and left her 2008 Chevrolet Impala running and the door open. While dropping off the order, she turned and saw a woman getting into her car. Pack said she reached her hand through the partially open driver’s side window to unlock the car, but the thief sped off and she fell.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said some 66 lakh people, including 24 lakh women, have benefited from the Mudra scheme that provides loans for setting up business.”So far about 66 lakh people have benefited … with Rs.42,000 crore spent. I am happy to announce that out of 66 lakh people, some 24 lakh are women,” Modi said in his radio address Mann ki Baat.He said that Dalits, tribals and people belonging to the OBC category make up for most beneficiaries.”The scheme is trying to help small workers such as barbers, laundrymen, milkmen, newspaper vendor who run the economy,” Modi said.”It provides a boost to three Es – Enterprises, Earning and Empowerment. The scheme encourages enterprises, provides opportunity for earning, and in the truest sense empowers people. It is helping small entrepreneurs.”
Spotify is taking personalized playlists to the next level with a new feature: You’ll soon be able to block music artists that you don’t like on the streaming service.This “block button,” which will let you mute artists’ songs on curated playlists, including global charts, Discover Weekly, and Daily Mixes, is reportedly being tested by Spotify, Thurrott reported. Spotify did not announce a release date for the blocking feature yet.Blocking music artists is easy with the new feature: First, go to the Spotify app on your smartphone. Next, find the artist you want to block, go to the “…” menu on their page, and click “Don’t play this artist.” Spotify will then remove them from your personal library and automatically curated playlists. Once you choose to mute an artist, you’ll have to manually turn the blocking feature off to hear their tunes again.AdChoices广告Most Spotify users will have to wait for the blocking feature though: Thurrott said the blocking feature is only available for some Spotify account holders that are part of the streaming service’s beta program for iOS. The new feature isn’t available on Spotify’s desktop or web platforms at this time.Visit Spotify’s Help Page for more tips on how to personalize your playlists, track recommendations, and more.More on Geek.com:Queen’s Brian May Pens Musical Tribute to New Horizons Space Probe15 Cool Tech Gifts for Music LoversThis Cool Music Video Was Made With 2,250 Printed Photos Stay on target Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Early Universe was packed with mini black holes Explore further Citation: Cosmic entropy could be 100 times greater than previously thought (2009, October 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-cosmic-entropy-greater-previously-thought.html (PhysOrg.com) — A new analysis of supermassive black holes has discovered the entropy of the universe is much greater than previously thought, which means it may also be very slightly closer to ultimate heat death. The study, analyzing measurements of the supermassive black hole mass function, was carried out by two Australian cosmologists: Chas A. Egan from the Australian National University in Canberra, and Charles H. Lineweaver from the University of NSW in Sydney. Their results indicated the entropy at the current cosmic event horizon is much greater than the entropy of the interior of the universe, and the total cosmic entropy is about 100 times greater than previous calculations.Entropy increases as the number of ways the system can be arranged microscopically without changing the external appearance increases. Egan used the example of hot water being poured into a cold bath. Before the hot and cold water meet they are separate and orderly and the system has low entropy. When the hot and cold water are well mixed, the entropy is high and no heat flow between the two is possible.Egan and Lineweaver found the collective entropy of the supermassive black holes was around 100 times higher than expected. Since these black holes contribute more to the entropy in the universe than anything else, the results imply that the entire cosmic entropy is also a 100 times greater than earlier estimates.Previous calculations of the cosmic entropy assumed the presence of a 10 million solar-mass black hole at the center of each galaxy, and the entropy was calculated using an estimated average mass. Egan and Lineweaver had access to more recent data that gave them the range of supermassive black hole masses rather than an average. Egan said the study revealed a smaller number of larger supermassive black holes contribute much more to the entropy than previously believed.The universe has much lower entropy than is theoretically possible, and this is still true, even with the new calculations. This is just as well because the entropy of the universe must be below the maximum theoretical value or life and other complex phenomena will cease to exist. As the entropy gradually increases it will eventually approach the theoretical maximum, a state many physicists have called the heat death of the universe. The new calculation takes the universe a little closer, but it is still only a billionth of a billionth of the maximum.Not every scientist agrees that the higher entropy takes the universe closer to heat death. Ned Wright of the University of California in Los Angeles, for example, suggests the entropy is locked inside the supermassive black holes, and so the rest of the universe has lower entropy and is therefore further away from heat death.More information: The paper was published online at arXiv.org.via Sciencenews.org© 2009 PhysOrg.com
Phillip Tracy is a senior writer at Tom’s Guide and Laptop Mag, where he reviews laptops and covers the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News and NewBay Media. When he’s not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, listening to indie music or watching soccer. If you want a reliable laptop at a low price, then we recommend buying a Chromebook. Running Google’s lightweight Chrome OS, Chromebooks are simple to operate and generally offer long battery life and fast start times, which makes them perfect for students or frequent travelers. If that’s what you’re looking for in a laptop, then today is a great time to buy. That’s because Best Buy has a killer sale on some of our favorite Chromebooks, including the HP Chromebook x2 and the Samsung Chromebook Plus.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-buy-chromebook-sale-hp-x2-samsung-plus?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Originally $599, the HP Chromebook x2 is currently on sale for $449. This detachable 2-in-1 laptop has a 12.3-inch, 2400 x 1600-pixel touch screen and packs an Intel Core m3-7Y30 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.HP Chromebook x2 for $449 ($150 off, Core m3/4GB/32GB eMMC) We gave the Chromebook x2 high praise in our review, and even awarded it an Editor’s Choice award for its bright, vivid display, nearly 9-hour battery life and comfortable keyboard. The x2 quickly rose to the top of our best Chromebooks rankings and was only recently dethroned by the Asus Chromebook Flip C434. MORE: Best Chromebook: Reviews & Comparisons of Top-Rated …Best Buy is also knocking $150 off the price of the Samsung Chromebook Plus, which brings its price down to $449. This Samsung laptop has nearly identical specs to the Chromebook x2, including a 12.2-inch, 1920 x 1200-pixel display along with a Core m3-7Y30 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Samsung Chromebook Plus for $449 ($149 off, Core m3/4GB/64GB eMMC)But unlike the HP, the Samsung Chromebook Plus has a traditional 2-in-1 design, which means you can rotate the display all the way back to convert the laptop into a tablet. And the display’s 3:2 ratio makes this notebook feel more natural as a tablet than most of its competitors. Also a four-star rated product, the Chromebook Plus has a super thin and lightweight design, a colorful display and the included stylus works like a charm. Lastly, the Lenovo Yoga C630 2-in-1 is on sale for $549 ($150 off). That might seem like a lot of money for a Chromebook, but this system has some serious muscle thanks to its Core i5-8250U CPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD. Lenovo Yoga C630 (15.6-inch) for $549 ($150 off, Core i5/8GB/128GB SSD)While we haven’t reviewed this 15.6-inch model, we quite liked the 13.3-inch version for its superslim design, sturdy aluminum chassis and very long battery life. It’s not clear how long this Best Buy sale will last, so you might want to jump on it soon. Best Laptop Deals in June by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoAncestryStart your journey with AncestryDNA®- now $59. Ends 8/26.AncestryUndoForbes.comCrazy Rich Asians for RealForbes.comUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoAdvertisement Phillip Tracy, Author Bio Phillip Tracy,
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Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record Following recent crime wave, Solís announces new investment in San Carlos police force Costa Rica’s Northern Zone to get more police to fight crime wave Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister calls for new organized crime unit after spike in killings Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said Friday that institutions such as the Prosecutor’s Office and theJudicial Investigative Police (OIJ) need to work more closely together to combat crime, and that citizens have a key role in reporting criminal activity in their communities.The minister said in a press conference that police are doing their jobs satisfactorily, because “we have the means [such as police cars and motorcycles] to move to where crimes are being committed.” Authorities are able to map the times, places and days where and when criminal activity takes place, he added.Mata reported that he met with Chief Public Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría on Thursday to discuss the possibility of police, OIJ and the Prosecutor’s Office working jointly on solving crimes.“We must be stronger and more direct in our actions. That’s the idea I suggested to the prosecutor, and he said there’s no problem,” he said, adding that they would meet to follow up on the strategy.Mata said other institutions related to public security and anti-crime activities also needed to work together.“Wherever I go, I speak directly with local governments,” because “if the local government is willing, and we commit to work jointly – the local government and a province’s institutions – we’re assured of having good results,” he said.See also: Former Judicial Investigation Police official named Costa Rica’s new public security ministerThe minister highlighted the need for citizens to overcome what he described as “lack of motivation” in reporting crimes.He also praised work by the National Police through its Regional Anti-Drug Program, which involves schools.“We’ve confiscated notable amounts of drugs that children are somehow bringing to school, for personal use or for distribution inside the schools,” he said. “Principals, teachers have a say in this,” because, “if they don’t tell us what’s happening, we’re not going to know what’s going on in each school.”
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Go back to the enewsletterSofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour has unveiled its new-look Opera Suite, following an impressive $500,000 update completed just in time for the destination’s peak summer period ahead.The Opera Suite, formerly known as the Prestige Suite, has been a home-away-from-home for many high flyers over the years. General Manager Jeremy Healy said the new-look Opera Suite would appeal to loyal clientele while attracting new discerning guests “looking for that next level of luxury”.The suite offers guests absolute privacy overlooking the Waitemata Harbour, Sky Tower and the city skyline.Design house, ECC, has been completely transformed the suite to epitomise timeless luxury with bespoke design. An open plan living space flows effortlessly to an avant-garde dining space. An entertainer’s delight, the 8-seater dining table dovetails old and modern woodcraft adorning each end of the table, a nod to Auckland’s vibrant past and a flourishing present.Acting as a inviting centrepiece of the living area, the Minotti Sofa balances traditional silhouette with contemporary styling. The sofa is accompanied by plush Minotti Swivel Armchairs which were recently awarded ‘Best Seating’ in the International Design Awards and can be turned 180 degrees to take in the sublime views of the harbour. Another exquisite piece of furniture art is the limited edition ‘Snoopy’ lamp which was originally designed by Achillee Pier Giacomo Castiglioni in 1967 and given a matt black finish to celebrate its 50th anniversary. ‘Snoopy’ rests on an oak Minotti Desk overlooking the harbour and city skyline.The master bedroom features an ensuite with a decadent rain showerhead and a deep soaking bathtub offers serenity complimented by calming marina views.The Opera Suite is priced from NZ$3,500 per night for two guests, including airport transfers in the hotel’s own Jaguar, or up to four guests with an interconnecting Marina View Room (at an additional cost). Terms and conditions apply.Go back to the enewsletter
RelatedCAA gives permission for flights to resumeCAA gives permission for flights to resumeAsh causes more flight suspensions in Scotland and Northern IrelandAsh causes more flight suspensions in Scotland and Northern IrelandNats welcomes new CAA guidelinesAircraft will now be permitted to fly through airspace containing ‘medium density’ ash Flights to the Hebrides from Glasgow have been disrupted today (May 7th) following advice from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).An ash cloud drifting south from the volcanic eruption in southern Iceland has resulted in new restrictions between Scotland’s largest city and destinations in the north of the country, the BBC reports.Loganair flights to Benbecula and Stornoway from Glasgow have been cancelled, while there are delays on services from Barra to the city and Glasgow to Tiree.However, services are expected to resume this afternoon, despite the CAA warning that the situation is changeable.Jonathan Hinkles, Loganair’s commercial director, told the news provider that he is confident of operating “a normal schedule” later on today.”The Civil Aviation Authority has now released details of the no-fly zone for this afternoon and there are no airspace closures which affect Loganair’s operations from 13:00 BST onwards,” he commented.Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority warned today that the volcanic ash cloud could cause further disruption at the country’s airports.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
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