New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon

first_imgNDP environment critic Marlin Schmidt said Alberta repealing its tax is an abdication of responsibility.“They’re just going to scrap the carbon tax, let everybody else deal with the fallout, and turn over the responsibility for climate change and all the things people want to do in this province to Ottawa and Justin Trudeau,” said Schmidt.Also Tuesday, Kenney and the 62 other members of the United Conservative caucus were officially sworn in as MLAs. They join 24 members of the Opposition NDP caucus, led by Notley, who were sworn in last week.“It is my fervent hope that as legislators on all sides of the house that we can and will work together to stop the coarsening of our public discourse and to raise the bar of civility, decorum and respect in this _ the people’s house,” Kenney told the new members. The spring session under new Premier Jason Kenney and his United Conservatives begins Wednesday.There will be a speech from the throne to outline government plans, followed by the introduction of a bill to repeal the carbon tax.Repealing the act was the signature promise of Kenney’s successful election campaign. He says the tax was a frontline failure, making no impact on greenhouse gas emissions while taking money from Alberta families.The tax on fossil-fuel heating and gasoline at the pumps was phased in by former NDP premier Rachel Notley’s government in 2017 and has raised more than $2 billion.Much of that money was rebated to low and middle-income Albertans while the rest funded a range of green projects ranging from solar panels and energy-saving light bulbs to light rail transit construction.Once the tax is repealed, the federal government has indicated it will introduce a federal carbon tax in Alberta as it has done in other provinces that have balked at bringing in their own carbon levies. EDMONTON, A.B. – On the eve of Alberta’s carbon tax heading to the chopping block, the province’s environment minister says green projects currently being funded by the levy will go ahead.But Jason Nixon says once the Carbon Tax Repeal Act is passed and implemented by May 30, there will be nothing new.“Projects that have already been approved will continue, but going forward no, they won’t,” Nixon, who is also the government house leader, told reporters Tuesday.center_img Members also elected the UCP’s Nathan Cooper as the new Speaker of the house, replacing Bob Wanner.Cooper, representing the riding of Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills, defeated NDP candidate Heather Sweet in a secret ballot.He was then ceremonially dragged to the Speaker’s chair by Notley and Kenney as part of a tradition of forcing someone to take on the unenviable job.Asked how he will keep debate respectful and honourable in a chamber known for fiery outbursts, the 39-year-old joked: “I’ll try my very best dad voice.”Cooper said it will be a process of trial and error for both him and the politicians.“Over a period of time, I hope that I’ll find my groove and be able to be effective yet also provide a sense of tradition to the assembly.”last_img read more

Shatrughan stirs controversy over Jinnah remarks

first_imgChhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha has stirred a controversy by saying that Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah was among the leaders of the Congress “family” who had the “biggest” role in India’s Independence and progress, evoking sharp attack from the BJP. Addressing a public rally in support of Congress candidate and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s son Nakul Nath on Friday in Sausar, Sinha said Congress “family” belongs to leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Jinnah, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi who played the “biggest and the most significant role” in India’s progress and Independence. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “This is the reason why I have come here. I have joined the Congress for the first and last time and will not turn back now,” said Sinha, who recently joined the Congress after quitting the BJP. Sinha made the remarks in presence of Kamal Nath, who despite sharing the same stage, said on Saturday that he did not hear any such thing. “I did not hear any such comment. If you are saying then he must have said it but I did not hear it… I must have been talking to other people at that time,” the Chief Minister said as the controversy erupted. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday raked up the issue while addressing a rally in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency and slammed Sinha for praising Jinnah. “Shatrughan Sinha has just gone to the Congress. Now he says that Jinnah was also a great man like Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel. The Congress leaders are praising Jinnah, who has divided the country. It is their character,” Shah said. Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, when asked about the issue at a press conference, said it was for Sinha to explain. “Shatrughan Sinha, whatever his views are, he must explain. But a few days ago, he was part of the BJP… I don’t have to explain the statement of every member. I can only speak for party’s official position,” he said. Sinha is contesting the Lok Sabha elections as a Congress candidate from the Patna Sahib constituency where he is pitted against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.last_img read more

UNHCR Expresses Concerns over Algerias Shutting Border to Refugees

Rabat – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has issued a statement after Algeria decided to shut its border to Syrian, Palestinian, and Yemeni refugees.The agency expressed concerns about the safety of refugees reportedly stranded at Algeria’s southern border with Niger.The agency said that it had received information that the “group, comprising some 120 Syrian, Palestinian and Yemeni individuals, were detained at the Tamanrasset Centre in southern Algeria before being taken to an area near the Guezzam border post on 26 December.” A group of the refugees remain “stranded in the desert, three kilometers from the Guezzam border post where they are exposed to the elements.”The other group “who were taken to the border are unaccounted for.”The UNHCR said that it contacted Algerian authorities regarding the matter. It also denied that the group of refugees were moved to the border “with the agreement of UNHCR,” saying that it had no involvement.Read Also: Algeria Shuts Border to Syrian Refugees, Invokes Terrorism ThreatUNHCR called on Algeria for “access to those individuals, to address humanitarian needs and to identify those in need of international protection and to ensure their safety.”After receiving criticism from the international community, Algeria cited concerns over terrorism.Hassen Kacimi the head of the migration department at the interior ministry in Algeria, said that the country cannot “accept members of armed groups fleeing from Syria when it comes to our security.”Quoted by Reuters, he added that “this is a criminal network and we must be very vigilant not to allow them to enter into Algeria.”In the summer of 2018, UNHCR strongly criticized Algeria for abandoning migrants in the Sahara desert. The Globe and Mail reported in June 2018 that Algeria had abandoned 13,000 migrants over the past 14 months, including women and children, without food or water. read more

Fighting in Darfur cuts hundreds of thousands of Sudanese off from aid

Hundreds of thousands of people in the volatile Darfur region of Sudan have gone hungry for three consecutive months because fighting and banditry have prevented the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) from reaching them, the agency’s representative to the country said today.Quoting figures released today, Kenro Oshidari said that insecurity has cut off 355,000 people from food aid in August, all of them in North Darfur. Their situation is reaching a critical stage because the area has experienced a sharp increase in tensions since May when the Darfur Peace Agreement (DPA) was signed, he warned.“Most of these people have now gone three entire months without our help. Their situation is even more desperate because we’re in the middle of the ‘hunger season’ – the period right before the harvest – so they have very little chance of finding food elsewhere,” he said.In July, WFP was blocked from delivering food to 470,000 war-affected people: 355,000 in North Darfur and almost 120,000 in South Darfur. In August, WFP was able to reach the people in South Darfur, thanks to careful daily security monitoring and diligent work by field staff, but large parts of North Darfur remained cut off from food aid.“Without food aid, things will become more volatile. Hunger exacerbates the already precarious security situation. It will add fuel to the fire,” Mr. Oshidari cautioned. “Food aid is vital to stability.”In recent weeks, WFP and other aid groups have been warning that Darfur region is reaching a critical state. Nearly 3 million people there depend on international aid for food, shelter and medical treatment, but rising insecurity in many parts of the region has made it more difficult for aid workers to reach them. Twelve humanitarian workers have been killed in Darfur since May – more than the total number since the conflict began in early 2003.The obstacles are not only physical; they are also financial. The agency was forced to cut Darfur rations by 50 percent in May so that it would have enough food to last through the current rainy season. It was able raise the ration level back up to 85 per cent in June after some donor nations responded swiftly.At current funding levels, WFP said it will only be able to continue feeding people in Darfur at the reduced ration amount until the end of the year. “It takes up to six months, once we get a donation, for the food to reach the people in the field. If we don’t convince donors to commit now, we could be facing more dramatic ration cuts in the future,” Mr. Oshidari said. read more

WikiLeaks leaks Fifth Estate screenplay denounces film as irresponsible

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Jake Coyle, The Associated Press Posted Sep 22, 2013 2:56 pm MDT WikiLeaks leaks ‘Fifth Estate’ screenplay, denounces film as ‘irresponsible’ NEW YORK, N.Y. – WikiLeaks has posted the script to “The Fifth Estate” and made its most forceful denunciation of the film about the site’s creation and its colorful founder.The whistleblower website posted a memo calling the movie “irresponsible, counterproductive and harmful.” The DreamWorks film, which Disney will release Oct. 18, chronicles the birth of WikiLeaks with Benedict Cumberbatch playing site founder Julian Assange.Assange has previously called “The Fifth Estate” ”a massive propaganda attack.” In a lengthy, point-by-point posting, WikiLeaks refuted the film’s depiction of WikiLeaks, disputing everything from its suggestion that documents the site released put confidential sources in danger, to the idea that Assange dyes his hair.“Most of the events depicted never happened, or the people shown were not involved in them,” reads the posting. “It has real names, real places, and looks like it is covering real events, but it is still a dramatic and cinematic work, and it invents or shapes the facts to fit its narrative goals.”The WikiLeaks memo stated that it was judging the film from “a mature” script from late in production, not the finished film.The screenplay by Josh Singer was partly based on “Inside WikiLeaks: My Time With Julian Assange and the World’s Most Dangerous website,” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg, an early WikiLeaks collaborator who publicly and bitterly fell out with Assange; and “WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange’s War on Secrecy,” by British journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding. Assange has been critical of both.The filmmakers and Cumberbatch reached out to Assange in the making of the film, but were rebuffed.The film, which premiered earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival, portrays Assange as a visionary with democratic ideals for information and altruistic motives for whistleblowers, but also as a lying, reckless revolutionary who ultimately sabotages his own creation by his refusal to consider the lives of revealed sources in published documents.Representatives with the film didn’t immediately comment Sunday on WikiLeaks’ criticisms.In an earlier interview, director Bill Condon told The Associated Press that Assange “has the sense of (the film) being something very different than what it is.”“The idea was to present this incredibly complicated and, as we can see, relevant issue of the struggle in this age between privacy and transparency in all of its complication,” said Condon. “And in a similar way, present him in all his complexity.”___Online:http://wikileaks.org/IMG/html/wikileaks-dreamworks-memo.html#about___Follow AP Entertainment Writer Jake Coyle on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/jake_coyle read more

Venezuela leader defies demos launches constitution overhaul

President Maduro signed a decree convening a constituent assembly (Reuters Image) CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) – Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Tuesday formally launched moves to rewrite the constitution, defying opponents who accuse him of clinging to power in a political crisis that has sparked deadly unrest.At an open air rally before thousands of supporters in red t-shirts, Maduro signed a document formally establishing the terms for electing members of a “constituent assembly” that will be tasked with drafting a new constitution.His backers waved red, yellow and blue national flags in defiance of angry opposition protests after the death toll from weeks of clashes reached 53. Violence appeared to intensify in recent days with the opposition marching daily to demand early elections.A man was doused in fuel and set alight on Sunday at a demo. Three people were shot dead late Monday in riots in the western state of Barinas.The government and opposition accuse each other of sending armed groups to sow violence during demonstrations.Maduro has accused the opposition of “terrorism,” and is resisting their calls for a vote on removing him from power.The opposition blames him for an economic crisis that has caused shortages of food and medicine. It says he plans to pack the “constituent assembly” with his supporters.Maduro said 176 of the assembly’s members will be drawn from certain civil groups, which the opposition say are traditionally loyal to him and his late predecessor Hugo Chavez.(Photo: AFP)In a move set to further inflame the opposition, Maduro said the constitutional body would sit in the chamber of the National Assembly legislature — the only state institution nominally controlled by his opponents.Electoral specialist analyst Eugenio Martinez said on Twitter the constitutional assembly looked likely to be set up via “a made-to-measure election, a process designed to make the Chavista vote worth more than the opposition one.”A total of 53 people have been killed during demonstrations, many of them shot, public prosecutors said on Tuesday. Looting has broken out in various cities.A man was set alight on Sunday by a crowd who accused him of thieving. Maduro said he was targeted for being a government supporter.Fresh riots broke out on Monday evening in the capital and Barinas.“Venezuelans awake today in mourning for those murdered in our beloved Barinas. Such viciousness against our people!” opposition leader Henrique Capriles wrote on Twitter.Opposition lawmakers called a session for Tuesday to discuss the violence.Elected in 2013, Maduro has resisted opposition efforts to remove him since January 2016.He has said there will be presidential elections as scheduled next year, but not before.Instead, he has angered the opposition by seeking constitutional reforms. His rivals say that aims to strengthen his grip on power and avoid elections.Maduro retains the public backing of the military and control of most state institutions.He says the crisis is an international conspiracy backed by the United States.Venezuelans are struggling to buy food due to shortages and soaring inflation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedVenezuela denounces ‘imperialist’ US sanctions threatJuly 18, 2017In “Regional”Venezuelan legislature launches trial against MaduroOctober 25, 2016In “latest news”Almost 7.2m Venezuelans vote to reject MaduroJuly 17, 2017In “Regional” read more

Global lead mine production will approach 5 Mt by 2020 as demand

first_imgGlobal lead mine production is set to grow from 4.75 Mt to around 5 Mt by 2020, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that this growth can be attributed to various upcoming lead projects including Russia’s Ozernoe mine, Mexico’s San Rafael project, and Australia’s Dugald River project (pictured). Cliff Smee, GlobalData’s Head of Research and Analysis for Mining, explains: “A major driver of demand for lead is the global automobile industry. Lead is predominantly used in manufacturing lead-acid batteries which are widely consumed in automobiles, and in 2015 global automobile production was 907 million units including, 685 million cars and 222 million commercial vehicles” In 2015, the global lead mine (or metal content in the ore) production plunged 78% to 4.6 Mt as production from China declined by a substantial 252%, followed by Australia at 106% and the US at 55% This was due to sluggish economic conditions and falling demand for lead acid batteries, which also meant that global lead prices fell by 147% over the same period However, it is likely demand since 2015 has recovered.last_img read more

Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like some kind

first_imgThis happened, in some cases, in our own time.He added the discovery put those whose siblings died in the home in a “horrendous situation” and said that the situation needed to be dealt with as quickly, as effectively and as sensitively as possible. By Sean Murray Short URL Kenny says find of human remains at Tuam site ‘truly appalling’ https://t.co/MS3VHJptL0 pic.twitter.com/hgho2OTypo— RTÉ News (@rtenews) March 6, 2017 You can find TheJournal.ie’s coverage of the Tuam mother and baby home here.Read: ‘You were just a bastard in their eyes. But they can’t hide from the truth now’Read: ‘I was so badly whipped I had to be taken to hospital’ – Mother and baby home survivor Source: RTÉ News/Twitter Enda Kenny says babies at Tuam home were treated like ‘some kind of sub-species’ The Taoiseach said it was up to the coroner and everyone else involved to decide on the next steps. Mar 6th 2017, 5:03 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Kenny has said the Tuam discovery is “truly appalling”.center_img 136 Comments Kenny has said the Tuam discovery is “truly appalling”. Image: RollingNews.ie Image: RollingNews.ie 17,205 Views TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY has described the revelations of the “significant number” of human remains at the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway, as “truly appalling”.Citing the work done by historian Catherine Corless to bring this issue to light, Kenny said that the way babies of single mothers were treated in this country was “akin to some kind of sub-species”.The Taoiseach also told RTÉ that it was up to the coroner and everyone involved to “see how best we can proceed with the next step in this case, and possibly others”.Kenny said that Minister for Children Katherine Zappone was liaising with the Commission of Investigation into the mother and baby homes to see what next steps should be taken, and evaluate if the commission’s terms of reference needed to be extended.The Fine Gael leader said: “This is not something which happened way back at the dawn of history. https://jrnl.ie/3273598 Monday 6 Mar 2017, 5:03 PM Share478 Tweet Email last_img read more

Mega Man Looks Glorious in 25D

first_imgStay on target ‘Teppen’ Is Capcom vs. Card GamesThe Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Character Guide: Mega Man Classic Mega Man is… well… classic, but that doesn’t mean that someone can’t come up with a different way of playing as the original Blue Bomber. A team of Mega Man devotees has taken the gameplay we’re all familiar with and added a whole new dimension to it (pun most definitely intended). Though we’ve all seen countless fan-made versions of old-school games over the years, it’s safe to say that this project is one of the more unique ones out there.For the past eight years, a team of developers led by creator Peter Sjostrand has worked hard on creating a greatest hits-type Mega Man game. What makes it stand out is that it is presented in 2.5D. This isn’t the type of 2.5D that you usually see in other games, however. Instead of using 3D polygons and locking them into a two-dimensional point of view, the 2.5D in this game is more like that of Paper Mario. It can appear a bit odd at first, but it all works beautifully. You can see for yourself in the trailer below.On top of having a unique perspective that also affects gameplay, Mega Man 2.5D has a co-op mode. Here, one player controls Mega Man while the other plays as the (arguably cooler and more bad-ass) Proto Man. The two characters have to work together to solve the game’s puzzles. Mega Man titles are known for being solo affairs, so having the ability to play with a friend is certainly welcome.If you want to try out Mega Man 2.5D for yourself, you can scoot on over to this page and grab it. While you download the game, please feel free to check out it’s cover art which is styled after the god-awful box art of the first Mega Man game.last_img read more

Scientists Shocked To Discover Milky Ways LongLost Sibling

first_img Milky Way ‘Ate’ a Nearby Dwarf Galaxy 10 Billion Years Ago, Study FindsHubble Captures Mature ‘Pinwheel’ Galaxy in Stunning Image Stay on target A new discovery by researchers at the University of Michigan helped uncover the Milky Way’s long-lost (and long extinct) sibling.Richard D’Souza and Eric Bell, of the UM Department of Astronomy, have uncovered the sordid history of our closest large galactic neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy.As the story goes, Andromeda cannibalized a massive galaxy two billion years ago.Though mostly shredded, the nebula left behind “a rich trail of evidence,” helping scientists understand how disk galaxies like the Milky Way evolve and survive.“Astronomers have been studying the Local Group [of galaxies]—the Milky Way, Andromeda, and their companions—for so long,” according to Bell. “It was shocking to realize that the Milky Way had a large sibling, and we never knew about it.”It turns out the disrupted galaxy, named M32p, would have been massive—at least 20 times larger than any that merged with the Milky Way—making it the third-largest member of the so-called Local Group.Its dismantling billions of years ago resulted in a nearly invisible halo of stars, and the creation of Andromeda’s enigmatic M32 satellite galaxy.“M32 is a weirdo,” Bell said. “While it looks like a compact example of an old, elliptical galaxy, it actually has lots of young stars. It’s one of the most compact galaxies in the universe. There isn’t another galaxy like it.”Using new computer simulations, D’Souza and Bell were able to understand that most of the stars in Andromeda’s faint outer halo were created by the shredding of a large nebula.“It was a ‘eureka’ moment,” D’Souza said. “We realized we could use this information … to infer the properties of the largest of these shredded galaxies.”Their findings, published in the journal Nature Astronomy, mark a breakthrough in the study of stars and other planets.The understanding that Andromeda’s disk survived an impact with a massive galaxy calls into question traditional understanding these sorts of interactions would destroy disks and form an elliptical galaxy.“The Andromeda Galaxy, with a spectacular burst of star formation, would have looked so different two billion years ago,” Bell explained. “When I was at graduate school, I was told that understanding how the Andromeda Galaxy and its satellite galaxy M32 formed would go a long way toward unraveling the mysteries of galaxy formation.”The computer models used in this study can be applied to other galaxies, as well.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Greene granted nocontact order against former campaign volunteer

first_imgPort of Vancouver commissioner candidate Kris Greene has been granted a yearlong no-contact order against one of his former campaign volunteers. During a hearing Wednesday in Clark County District Court, Court Commissioner Todd George ordered Robert Sabo to have no contact with Greene or his family for a year. He made an exception that the two may attend services at the same church, so long as there is no contact. Sabo is also allowed third-party contact with Greene’s insurance agency, which handles his insurance policies. George did not prohibit Sabo from talking with the media about the Greene campaign. George also didn’t make a determination about any distance that must be maintained between the two men. The hearing was held Wednesday, the morning after Election Day, as Greene trailed well behind his opponent, Don Orange. “Even though I lost, the election was poetic justice,” Sabo said after the hearing. “It’s unfortunate — it’s unfortunate that I lost a friend.”last_img read more

Kindergartner breaks piggy bank to help classmate in need pay for milk

first_imgOelfke posted a heartfelt video to Facebook detailing how moved she was by her granddaughter’s act of kindness.“She has a lot of love in her. She is so genuine,” Oelfke said of Sunshine.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – A 5-year-old Michigan girl knew a kindergarten classmate at school who needed money for milk, so she emptied her piggy bank and used her own savings to help.Jackie Oelfke thought her granddaughter, Sunshine Oelfke, was fooling around when she spotted her dumping coins onto the floor. In a Facebook video, Oelfke said she grew more curious when Sunshine counted the money, put it into a plastic bag and then loaded it into her backpack.“What are you doing with that money?” Oelfke said she asked her granddaughter.Sunshine told her grandmother that she was taking the money to school for her friend.“I am going to give it to my friend at school because she doesn’t get milk for a snack. Her mom doesn’t have any snack money and I do,” Sunshine said.Oelfke said she drove Sunshine to school the next day and the two donated $30 to her classmate’s milk fund. last_img read more

Ram Kapoor narrates drastic weight loss journey check out Bade Acche Lagte

first_imgRam Kapoor’s shocking transformationRam Kapoor/InstagramTelevision star Ram Kapoor has left millions of social media users stunned with his drastic physical transformation. The actor, who was last seen in Ekta Kapoor’s Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat season 3, posted a series of pictures of his new leaner look.The Bade Achche Lagte Hain actor, who looks almost unrecognisable in his new pictures, started his weight loss journey from 130 kgs. Speaking about his transformation, Ram told Mumbai Mirror in an interview: “I was 130 kgs when I started and I want to lose another 25-30 kgs.” His journey started two years ago at the age of 43 and wanted to achieve his goal by the age of 45. “I decided that if I wanted to do achieve my weight goals, I will have to take time off from work. It would need to be a substantial length of time — six months to a year,” he said.Besides fans, who expressed surprise and even congratulated at Ram’s transformation, several of his industry friends hailed his big achievement as well. The actor’s Udaan co-star Ronit Roy wrote on social media, “Amazing dude!! Finally mere bhai. So happy.” Kishwer Merchant commented, “You’re back to how you looked in dhadkan.” Tannaz Irani said, “This is an amazing achievement” while Ashish Chowdhary called for a celebration, “Yeahhhhh!!! Chalo let’s celebrate!!!!!!”Ram’s wife and former TV actress Gautami Kapoor called him “HOTTTTTIE”. She was also among the first ones to praise the actor. Ram rose to stardom with hit shows Bade Achhe Lagte Hain and Kasamh Se. He has also appeared in several films including Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Student Of The Year, Agent Vinod, Shaadi Ke Side Effects and Loveyatri.last_img read more

EV racing car named Lola breaks world speed record

first_img(Phys.org) —EVs might be parked in people’s minds as second cars of convenience, suitable for around-town errands and small-distance commutes. Forward thinkers are hoping to see EVs do their thing on long-distance travel while enthusiasts like the idea of exploring EVs in motorsports, to see what kinds of designs, materials and techniques can achieve better performance and speed. A car named Lola sits in the motorsports camp, and it has just set an electric land speed record for a lightweight electric car, achieving over 200 mph. Drayson Racing Technologies, the company behind the Lola B12 69/EV vehicle, made history this week at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire, England. More information: www.draysonracingtechnologies.com/ © 2013 Phys.org Explore further Citation: EV racing car named Lola breaks world speed record (2013, June 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-06-ev-car-lola-world.htmlcenter_img The team behind this lightweight electric powered car achieved a speed of 204.185 mph, a new world record for such a vehicle. Before that, the record was 175 mph, won by Battery Box General Electric in 1974. (Roger Hedlund won that record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US.) The Kidlington, Oxfordshire company’s chief executive, Lord Drayson, a former government Minister for Science and Innovation,.was behind the wheel of the Drayson vehicle. The company was founded in 2007. Its mission is to work with others to developer more sustainable automotive technologies. The company uses motorsport competitions as a way to focus its efforts. “We bridge the gap between research lab and commercial application- using the crucible of motorsport competition to promote and develop sustainable technologies,” according to the company.Their problem-solving skills were put to the test for a vehicle that could qualify to try for the electric land speed record. They had to deliver a car that weighed less than 2,204 pounds without the driver. They answered the weight problem by modifying a Le Mans Series car. They replaced a bioethanol fuel engine and they used a lightweight battery pack that offered 850 horsepower. The chassis was made with recycled carbon fiber to minimize air friction. “Motorsport has always been the test bed for major automotive innovation,” according to the company. “Nowhere else are components and new technologies tried, tested and proven under such extreme conditions as on the race track.” But an auto analyst told the BBC there is another way to measure real human strides in making electronic cars more plausible. He said as far as making an EV faster, that was relatively straightforward. What’s difficult is making EVs practical—-confronting the physics of how batteries store and release energy. Electric-car Nemesis at top speeds is record-breaker This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | July 12, 2017 Insurance Coverage for CT Colonography Increases Likelihood of Screening People with insurance policies that cover computed tomography (CT) colonography for colorectal cancer screening are… read more September 18, 2008 – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) said today that the results of the National CT Colonography Trial, published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine, demonstrate the vast benefits of virtual colonoscopy (VC) as an important tool for colon cancer screening.“Access to proper diagnostic equipment such as virtual colonoscopy is imperative to the detection and treatment of colon cancer,” said Maureen Zilly, director, Government Relations, MITA. “MITA applauds the work of Dr. Johnson and his team, whose definitive study reminds us of how critical it is that patients and their doctors have access to life-saving, noninvasive medical imaging technology, enabling them to benefit from the right scan at the right time in fighting serious disease such as colon cancer.”The study, which was led by C. Daniel Johnson, M.D., of the Mayo Clinic and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), analyzed data from 2,531 asymptomatic participants in 15 centers across the country, making it the largest and most comprehensive VC trial to date. The purpose of the study was to measure VC sensitivity for detecting adenoma growths one centimeter or larger in diameter, with standard colonoscopy serving as a reference point. The results were impressive, with VC demonstrating a 90 percent per-patient sensitivity rate – comparable to that of standard optical colonoscopy. In addition, because only 8.3 percent of patients would have required an additional, same-day optical colonoscopy for removal of polyps 6mm or larger, VC was shown to be highly effective. “Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America, yet recent statistics show that only a third of Americans eligible for screening ever get tested,” said Tim Turnham, CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance. “We hope this research, which shows virtual colonoscopy screening to be equally as effective as other traditional, more invasive procedures, will encourage more individuals to go out and get screened.”For more information: www.medicalimaging.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 31, 2017 Infrared Colitis Screening Blood Test Could Reduce Dependence on Colonoscopy August 31, 2017 — A fast, simple blood test for ulcerative colitis using infrared spectroscopy could provide a cheape read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | February 08, 2018 FDA Approves Updated Design for Recalled Pentax Duodenoscope February 8, 2018 – The U.S. read more News | September 17, 2008 Study in NEJM Shows Value of Virtual Colonoscopy Related Content Technology | Colonoscopy Systems | March 27, 2017 Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Launches PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator for CT Colonography March 27, 2017 — Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the launch of its PROTOCO2L TOUCH Colon Insufflator. read morecenter_img News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 27, 2018 Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage … read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | September 04, 2018 Check-Cap Announces Interim Results of European Study of C-Scan System Version 3 Check-Cap Ltd. announced the interim results for its post-CE approval study of the C-Scan system Version 3, an… read more CT colonography (CTC) allows visualization of the entire colon in one image. Photo courtesy of Judy Yee, M.D. Feature | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 05, 2017 | By Jeff Zagoudis The Future of CT Colonography Screening Computed tomography colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, offers a noninvasive alternative to… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | April 15, 2019 Check-Cap Initiates U.S. Pilot Study of C-Scan for Colorectal Cancer Screening Check-Cap Ltd. has initiated its U.S. pilot study of the C-Scan system for prevention of colorectal cancer through… read more News | Colonoscopy Systems | May 30, 2018 American Cancer Society Updates Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline An updated American Cancer Society guideline says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 for people at… read more last_img read more

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first_imgNews | August 09, 2011 Viztek Reaches 150 DR Solution Milestone in Six Months Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Advances in long-length digital radiography are creating opportunities for visualization during spinal surgery, as well as pre- and post-operatively. Image courtesy of Fujifilm Medical Systems News | Radiation Dose Management | July 18, 2019 Low Doses of Radiation Promote Cancer-capable Cells Low doses of radiation equivalent to three computed tomography (CT) scans, which are considered safe, give cancer-… read more Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 09, 2019 Shimadzu Medical Systems Receives FDA 510(k) for FluoroSpeed X1 RF System Shimadzu Medical Systems USA, a subsidiary of Shimadzu Corp., announced they have received U.S. Food and Drug… read more News | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 23, 2019 Konica Minolta and Shimadzu to Co-market Dynamic Digital Radiography in the U.S. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. along with Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced a collaborative agreement to… read more Feature | Digital Radiography (DR) | July 19, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr DR Advances Promote Imaging of Whole Spine Recent advances in… read more Video Player is loading.Sudhen Desai explains how deep learning might assist pediatric imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 8:21Loaded: 1.95%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -8:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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