There comes a time in every man’s life when he asks himself, “Can I pull off cowboy boots?” Most red-white-and-blue-blooded American men have a soft spot for the badassery of Westerns, and many of us imagine ourselves gettin’ by in the violent and dusty Wild West. At the very least, we like to think we can rock a pair of leather western boots.If you’re curious about how well you fill a pair of cowboy boots, then allow us to recommend a classic western pair from Tecovas. Unlike many handmade luxury boots, which can run up to $700 or more, Tecovas boots will only set you back $235 or $225. Much of the savings comes from Tecovas’ direct-to-customer online sales model. In addition to saving you money, this model can help you avoid a duel with a snooty department store sales representative.Tecovas is offering two men’s boots and two women’s boots. You can choose from the taller, more traditional Cartwright, or the shorter, more versatile Earl. All boots are designed in Austin, TX and handmade in Leon, Mexico. The boot-making process involves more than 120 steps performed by skilled artisans in one of the oldest boot-making factories in the world.Related: The West’s Best Fall AdventuresIf you’re unsure of how you could possibly pull off cowboy boots, then allow us to help you out. Don’t overthink it — Lord knows the cowboys of the Wild West didn’t give a damn. And don’t worry: you don’t also need to invest in chaps and a ten-gallon hat; just because you have a pair of cowboy boots doesn’t mean you have to go full cowboy. Most of the time, your boots will be a perfectly natural part of your ensemble. When in doubt, go with a button-up shirt, casual jacket, and pair of jeans — just make sure you don’t tuck the legs into the boot shaft, lest you look like a total goofball.If you simply don’t see yourself in a pair of classic Western boots, then you might consider getting a pair for the lady in your life. The Jamie and The Penny are similar to their male counterparts, and make excellent holiday gifts. Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. Editors’ Recommendations Yes, You Can Wear Boots to the Office: Here are the Best Pairs The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather The Best Men’s Chukka Boots for 2019 7 Couples Costumes That Don’t Suck
zoom South Korean bulk shipping company Pan Ocean has reported a net profit of USD 750.9 million in its full year results for 2014 on the backdrop of its successful restructuring process.The company said that its increased profit reflects the gain on exemption of dept through debt-to-equity conversion, along with contract termination of high cost chartered vessels and reducing of sales costs.Pan Ocean returned to profit after a major loss of USD 1.76 bn recorded in 2013.The results on the other hand show a fall in the company’s revenue of 36.1% year-on-year to USD 1.56 bn as the company worked to scale down its fleet and cut cargo volume within its rehabilitation procedure.Pan Ocean, formerly STX Pan Ocean, sealed the takeover deal with its preferred bidder Harim Group & JKL Consortium in February this year.The consortium, made up by poultry processor Harim and Korean private equity group JKL Partners, is expected to pay up to USD 968 million for the acquisition.The deal provides for Pan Ocean’s recapitalization through sale of equity, thus covering the company’s accumulated debt.World Maritime News Staff
zoom Not enough companies in the shipping industry are following joined-up risk management procedures, according to international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.The second annual Moore Stephens Shipping Risk Survey revealed a fall in the overall level of satisfaction on the part of respondents that sound risk management had contributed to the success of their organisations. The involvement of senior management in managing risk at the highest level also declined against last year.Respondents to the survey rated the extent to which enterprise and business risk management is contributing to the success of their organisation at an average 6.6, on a scale of 1 (low) to 10 (high), compared to 6.9 last time. Under a quarter of respondents (23%) returned a rating of 8.0, compared to 26% last time, while 70% put the figure at more than 5.0 out of 10.0, as opposed to 74% in 2015.Overall, respondents rated the extent to which enterprise and business risk was being managed effectively by their organisations at 7.0 out of 10.0 (unchanged from last time).Demand trends were deemed by the greatest number of respondents to pose the highest level of risk to their organisation, closely followed by competition, with the cost and availability of finance in third place.“The survey revealed that risk is being managed effectively within a high percentage of those organisations which participated in the survey. It is nonetheless disappointing to find that confidence in the level to which enterprise and business risk management contributes to the success of shipping organisations has fallen slightly in the past 12 months. So, too, has high-level involvement by senior managers,” Michael Simms, Moore Stephens Partner, Shipping & Transport, said.Simms added that the current rating of 7.0 out of 10.0 in respect of the level of effective management of risk at companies which participated in the survey is not too discouraging, however, “it needs to be higher, as does the figure of just over 40% of companies which formally document the management of risk.”
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has settled with 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited (formerly Grand View Golf and Country Club Limited), who admitted to failing to file required disclosure documents. 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited is a reporting issuer, whose principal regulator is the Nova Scotia Securities Commission. On Nov. 29, 2006, 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited was placed on a list of defaulting issuers under Commission Policy 51-601, for repeatedly failing to file interim and annual financial statements, Management Discussion and Analysis and other required disclosure documents. 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited has not maintained the integrity of continuous disclosure for a public company. However, 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited sold all its assets in July 2006, became insolvent and ceased to carry on business. As a result it had insufficient funds to cause its financial statements to be audited or otherwise comply with disclosure requirements. The failure to meet disclosure requirements contravened Parts 4.2, 4.4, and 5.1 of National Instrument 51-102, and Parts 2 and 3 of National Instrument 52-109. Under the order and settlement agreement, and pursuant to section 134(1)(b)(i)of the NS Securities Act, all persons or companies shall permanently cease trading in securities of 1763960 Nova Scotia Limited, directly or indirectly. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is the provincial government agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province. The order and settlement agreement can be viewed at www.gov.ns.ca/nssc/compliancenforce/enforproceedings.asp .
Are you ready for some beach time this summer?In our Canada 150 travel feature, travel writer Jody Robbins says consider a Vancouver Island destination with miles of sand and surf.Victoria and Tofino might be the biggest tourist attractions on the island, but a spot about half way between the two is growing in popularity.Parksville has nine kilometres of coastline.“It has this extreme tide that recedes up to a kilometre from the shore, and when the Salish Sea swoops back in over it, the temperatures can reach 21 degrees Celsius, making this the warmest sea water in all of Canada,” Robbins described.It’s extremely popular for skimboarding.“Also the beach is fantastic for families because you can let toddlers wander and not worry so much about if they’re going to get sucked in under the waves,” she added.You don’t have to go far from the water to find the kids other things to do.“Ventureland is this fantastic park right off the beach,” she said. “They also have the Parksville Beach Festival, which draws master sand sculptors from around the world.”For a cool off away from the shore, take a quick trip to Cathedral Grove.“It’s about 30 minutes from Parksville,” Robbins said. “This is an old growth forest, and when I say old I mean really old. Some of those trees are 800 years old and it’s just a sight to see, and it’s free!”For more travel destinations to celebrate the nation’s birthday, pick up a copy of Jody’s book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/25-places-in-canada-every/9781771512015-item.html?ikwid=25+places&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=0
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OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about making progress on climate change and combating protectionism when they meet at the G7 next month in Quebec.Both are hot button topics with President Donald Trump, who will be making his Canadian debut at the June 8-9 gathering in Quebec’s Charlevoix region.Merkel is the G7’s longest-serving leader and has clashed with Trump in the past, including at his first summit last year in Italy.Trump’s trip to Canada is generating concerns among diplomats and analysts that Trudeau could wind up hosting a summit that could fracture the G7 into a so-called six-plus-one configuration with the U.S. as an outlier.A top European Union official who will be at the table with Trump and Trudeau next month has blasted the U.S. president over his recent decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement.“With friends like that, who needs enemies?” EU Council President Donald Tusk said in Bulgaria on Wednesday.The EU is a full member of the G7 which means Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will join Trudeau, Trump and the leaders of Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Japan at the leaders’ summit.Trudeau and Merkel also spoke about the need to make “meaningful investments” on educating girls and women in crisis settings, a topic that the prime minister is being pushed to champion by leading aid agencies and anti-poverty groups.The two leaders spoke Tuesday while the prime minister was in Edmonton, but his office released an account of the call on Wednesday.Trudeau has tried to find common ground with Trump on gender equality, which is an overarching theme for the prime minister’s chairmanship of the G7.Also on Wednesday, a Canada-U.S. women-in-business group created by Trudeau and Trump released its fourth set of recommendations.The group is trying to remove barriers to female entrepreneurs, and its latest report makes $1.4 billion in new financing from the Business Development Bank of Canada available to women entrepreneurs.— with files from the Associated Press
Amethi (UP): Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi held detailed parleys with senior party leaders Friday to finalise the campaign strategy of her brother and party chief, Rahul Gandhi, who is seeking reelection from the constituency. A senior Congress leader, who was present at the closed-door meeting, said she gave new directives and finalised the strategy of the party in the constituency and took feedback on the preparations for the election on May 6. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details During a five-hour meeting, she told local leaders a 20-member team from Delhi is here to review the progress in the responsibilities given to party functionaries. Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Amethi from New Delhi this morning and held the meeting with party office-bearers at the Congress office in Gauriganj area. She consulted senior party leaders and exchanged notes. In a development the party is viewing as a good sign, Bhalchandra Yadav, former Samajwadi Party MP from Sant Kabir Nagar, Vijay Pasi, who had contested Vidhan Sabha election on SP ticket last time, and Swaminath Yadav who has contested Vidhan Sabha election thrice joined Congress in presence of Priyanka Gandhi. Welcoming the new entrants in the party, she asked them and other Congress leaders to move out in the constituency and ensure the victory of Rahul Gandhi with a big margin.
Rabat – Palestine has officially become a member of the International Criminal Court.Palestine officially became the 123rd member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday. The Palestinian authority can now call the ICC to investigate possible war crimes committed by Israel in the Gaza Strip.ICC membership comes after Palestine gained UN observers status and was recognized as an independent state by many European countries. Joining the International Criminal Court will help the Palestinian authority in seeking justice for possible crimes committed by Israel. The Palestinians are expected to file complaints against the Israelis for operation ‘Protective Edge’ in which many civilians were killed and caused massive destruction.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday met with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is in Beijing to attend the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC).Expressing China’s strong condemnation of recent terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka, Xi said China is ready to stand alongside the Sri Lankan government and people, support Sri Lanka in combating terrorism, and help the country enhance its counter-terrorism capacity building to safeguard national security and stability. He called on the two sides to maintain regular high-level communication, firmly grasp the general direction of friendly cooperation, and staunchly support each other. China stands ready to work with Sri Lanka to constantly push forward their strategic cooperative partnership that features sincere mutual help and long-term friendship, Xi said. Sirisena spoke of the significance of the China-proposed CDAC for the region and the world, saying it’s also important for Sri Lanka.Thanking China for its long-term support, Sirisena said Sri Lanka always regards developing relations with China as a priority, and is willing to work with China to enhance Belt and Road cooperation, and deepen development and security cooperation.The two leaders attended a ceremony for the signing of bilateral cooperation documents after the meeting. (Courtesy Xinhua) The two countries should steadily advance the joint construction of the Belt and Road, promote cooperation in major projects, and accelerate livelihood projects to benefit the people of Sri Lanka, Xi said. He called for deepening security law enforcement cooperation and jointly addressing non-traditional security threats including terrorism.Xi expressed hope that Sri Lanka would make good use of the CDAC as a platform to showcase its time-honored Buddhist civilization and colorful and diversified cultures.
Diana Chan wears many hats as a student, part-time employee, volunteer and entrepreneur.The impressive balancing act recently earned the business dual degree student at Brock’s Goodman School of Business the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship. The award was presented on July 14 by the St. Catharines chapter of Zonta International — an organization of professionals whose goal is to empower women through their mandate of service and advocacy.The scholarship was established to inspire women in their pursuit of education and careers in business.Virginia Vickers, a Zonta member who was part of the award selection panel, said Chan and her many endeavours made quite the impression on the group.“Her leadership skills are very strong and even more interesting to us was her ability to work collaboratively and her genuine interest in helping her team members succeed,” she said. “Her ability to go above and beyond and relate to others was absolutely tremendous.”Vickers said the panel was also impressed with Chan’s ability to juggle her many responsibilities as a student, part-time employee, volunteer and entrepreneur.In addition to participating in Goodman’s unique BBA dual degree program, which will allow her to study in Ireland for two years at Dublin City University before graduating with two undergraduate degrees in 4.5 years, Chan spends much time pursuing her passion for digital content.The Niagara Falls native has logged countless hours over the last two years volunteering for the Brock University Accounting Conference as an IT design director, the Goodman Business Students’ Association as a photographer and the Goodman School of Business as a social media ambassador.She is also working at the Healthcare and Employees’ Credit Union in Hamilton this summer.Chan’s interests also lie in more traditional mediums.She launched a journal and book binding company called Bounded last year using start-up funding and mentorship from the Summer Company grant. Combining her business knowledge with her passion for stationery and books, she spends her spare time making handmade notebooks and journals to sell at craft shows.Although it can be a challenge to balance her many roles, Chan said this year has taught her about time management more than ever before.“My goal this year was to be focused and present in each of my commitments,” she said. “I’m so honoured to receive this award from Zonta and to have my accomplishment recognized in this way.”
Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga attempts a shot during the Buckeyes’ 110-80 exhibition win against Ashland on Oct. 29. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOhio State redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper was scrolling her Instagram feed during the summer and noticed redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga had posted a picture of herself.But Harper barely even recognized her best friend on the team.“Linnae texted me and was like, ‘Bruh, why do you look so skinny on Instagram?’” Mavunga said Wednesday, “I’m like, ‘I mean, I did lose a few pounds.’ She’s like, ‘Yo, it looks like there’s none of you left.’”Though Mavunga averaged 11.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game last season, becoming the third Buckeye player to average a double-double in program history, the 6-foot-3 forward decided she needed to slim down, gain muscle and get in better shape.Before this summer, Mavunga’s meals consisted of “whatever’s in the house.”“I would eat pizza, fried chicken, mac and cheese, all that good stuff,” Mavunga said. “So I just eat that stuff and then I’d eat desserts probably every day, or every other day … So I would eat huge, huge meals and then I’d eat late at night, as well. Sweets late at night, all that. It was just terrible.”Little did she know at the time, her laissez-faire approach to her diet was affecting her on-court performance. “Even now, I still practice in a hoodie to sweat more and stuff, that way if you feel all that heavy weight,” Mavunga said. “It’s like, ‘Dang, I don’t even know I played like this last year.’”So after she graduated and began preparation for her final collegiate season, Mavunga put herself on a strict diet.Ohio State redshirt senior forward Stephanie Mavunga answers questions at women’s basketball media day Oct. 10. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorOut went the red meat, sweets, juice and fried chicken. No longer would she eat three meals with massive portions and snack on foods with empty calories throughout the day.Mavunga replaced the fatty foods and empty carbohydrates with meticulously prepared meals featuring clean meats, fruits and vegetables, as well as her favorite food, salmon. On Tuesday, for example, she ate five times. For breakfast, she had a peanut butter and banana sandwich. She specified she only uses natural peanut butter and eats it on wheat grain toast which, with a smirk, she called “the real stuff.” Then, after practice, she had eggs and turkey. Later that day, she ate a chicken salad before snacking on an apple with peanut butter, one of many dishes she calls her favorite. Mavunga finished the night off with ground chicken, carrots and quinoa.She also trimmed down the size of her meals in favor of a higher quantity of them throughout the day.“So now I eat smaller meals, but I eat so many times a day,” Mavunga said. “I just spread it all out so when I get hungry here, then I’ll eat, then I’ll eat, then I’ll eat. And like I drink a lot of water, so that makes me feel more full.”Mavunga credited her brothers, Julian and Jordache Mavunga, and her sister-in-law, Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga, for helping her stick to the diet as they all play either professional or college basketball.“We work out every day together,” Mavunga said. “So like I found myself, I’d eat with them before and after my workouts so then at dinner, it’s like why would I just mess up the meal all of a sudden?”A self-described cooking enthusiast, Mavunga makes as many meals as she can at her apartment. Since she lives alone, she said she feels like she does not have anyone around to entice her with less healthy foods, which makes sticking to the diet easier.Mavunga has tried to get some of her teammates into her diet, but has not found much success. Only two players even knew what quinoa was before she told them. Mavunga got Harper to try the stringent, regimented diet, but it didn’t last for more than a week.“Linnae would just start going crazy like, ‘Brah, I just need some juice,’” Mavunga said, laughing. “She’ll text me like, ‘I just want some fried chicken,’ and it would be so funny.”The diet will become more difficult to stick to since the team will travel to away games and she will have to eat meals on the road. But Mavunga is determined to stick to it, even if she allows more cheat days.“She’s gotten in the best shape of her life,” head coach Kevin McGuff said on Friday’s Big Ten coaches teleconference. “She’s really taken her physical stature to another level. I’ve actually never been around a player, in over 20 years coaching, who’s done more in terms of her diet to change her body. She’s really getting up and down the floor and doing a wonderful job right now.”Mavunga said the day after Saturday’s opening exhibition win against Ashland in which she put up 28 points and 23 rebounds, she felt “so much different” than after games in past seasons. She felt better than usual despite playing the majority of the game as the sole post player surrounded by four guards.The Buckeyes need Mavunga to cook defenders on the court just as well as she cooks her salmon as the preseason first-team All-Big Ten forward fulfilling her potential will be key to Ohio State reaching its goal — a Final Four in Columbus.
The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, has been challenged to a race for charity by Great Britain’s distant runner Mo Farah, but the race may take the sprinter out of his comfort zone.“It’d be great to be able to do a distance where people vote in what distance will be suitable, and then get a judge and then come in the middle with that distance and train for it,” said Britain’s Farah, who won the 5,000 and 10,000 meters at last year’s London’s Olympics. “Bolt, are you up for that? Come on, you got to do it.”With no one else to beat on the track, Bolt – who won the 100 and 200 in world-record time at the 2008 Beijing Games, then defended those titles at last year’s Olympics – is considering Farah’s challenge.“That sounds fun. It’s going to be hard, but for me it’s charity, so it’s just all about fun and enjoyment,” Bolt said. “For me, I’m up for anything if it’s possible.”The issue with this challenge is deciding on a fair distance. What would you consider a fair? Give us your opinion.
Ohio State then-redshirt freshman offensive lineman Wyatt Davis (52) looks to block a Husky in the first half of the the Rose Bowl Game featuring Ohio State and Washington in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1. Ohio State won 28-23. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorOffensive guards don’t typically block defensive ends.But asked after the Spring Game who on the offensive line is making the biggest impression, Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young pointed to redshirt sophomore offensive guard Wyatt Davis.“I think Wyatt, right now, is the leader of our O-line,” Young said. “He calls the shots, has the most respect. Definitely, Wyatt Davis is the big dog on O-line.” It appears Davis is emerging as a leader up front and impressing his teammates, even at a distance.Ohio State’s offensive line needs leaders. Four starters are gone from this past season, including two All-Big Ten selections in offensive tackle Isaiah Prince and center Michael Jordan.Young’s been a driving force behind Davis’ emergence as a leader up front. The two exchange occasional good-natured trash talk, motivating each other before drills. “Me and Chase have this thing where we go back-and-forth, talking, messaging to each other before practice,” Davis said. “I hate losing to the defense during practice, so I definitely had to come up and be vocal.”Davis entered Ohio State as a five-star recruit, but offensive linemen rarely start their first season at the collegiate level. Jordan is the lone exception during Urban Meyer’s seven-year head coaching tenure at Ohio State.Davis closed 2017 with a redshirt, and hovered near the two-deep in 2018 before enduring a trial by fire after injuries to offensive guards Brady Taylor, Branden Bowen and Demetrius Knox. His first career start came in the Big Ten Championship against Northwestern.That’s more experience than most in the Buckeyes’ hampered offensive line room. Enough that he’s the clear choice to start at right guard in 2019.“Last year, I would probably say I felt like a young guy, but going into my third year in this, I feel like me and Josh [Myers], and a couple of the older guys need to step up,” Davis said. “Pave the way for all the young guys that came in.”Myers, a redshirt sophomore center, is another projected starter. Center is a position that often calls for a vocal leader along the offensive line, usually the player to set pass protections and communicate blitz pickups.Davis is a fan of Myers’ development in that area. “Josh has done a great job being vocal this year too. You can really see it with how he carries himself,” Davis said. “He’s a lot more confident in everything he does, and that confidence, it rains through the whole unit.”Head coach Ryan Day called the offensive line his greatest concern in his press conference immediately following the Spring Game. Understandable, given the departures and overall lack of experience.Meanwhile, Young said the defense “dominated” the offense in spring practice, something Davis has been hearing in his ear for almost two months.It gave Davis and Myers a sense of urgency to get the position group where it needs to be, and it’s led to their emergence as leaders.“We need to regroup, watch the film, work hard in the summer workouts, try to strive to get better each day, and as it gets closer to football season, really perfecting our craft,” Davis said.Davis believes his limited reps won’t hinder his leadership ability.“Even though we don’t have all the game experience, I still feel like we can go out on that field and lead,” Davis said.Raising your voice to dictate scheme doesn’t require game experience. Being there when a newer player to the program asks a question, helping along and setting an example can all be done without game experience.And Davis said he wants to be there when the younger players need him, including redshirt freshman offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere.Offensive line coach Greg Studrawa wants his veterans to know all five line positions, making it easier to assist younger athletes with the playbook. Davis learned tackle quickly, allowing him to help Petit-Frere, who is in competition to start at right tackle beside him.“If he ever has a question about what to do on a play, I’ll be able to help him,” Davis said. Improvements are already being made under Davis’ leadership. Ohio State returns far greater depth on its defensive line, with three 2018 starters and a number of role players back for another season in Columbus.With a young offensive front facing off with a tested group at defensive line, players either get better or get beat.Young believes the former is happening.“Every day the whole D-line goes out, and we try to make the O-line better,” Young said. “We’ve definitely seen improvement from the beginning of spring until now.”
Holmes as best man to Watson and MaryCredit:BBC/Hartswood films Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s (New Year’s Day) first episode of three, he said: “This new series goes to a place where it will be hard to follow on immediately.“We never say never on the show, but in the immediate future we all have things we want to crack on with, and we’ve made something very complete as it its. So I think we’ll just have to wait and see” “I’m grateful that I and my family have our health and that I’m still doing the work I love, so it’s a golden moment. Of course, I now have extra responsibilities and I do have to make certain decisions about the future because there are more people in my life who are important to me”.For Cumberbatch, it seems, life mirrors art, with recent changes in Sherlock Holmes’ personal life reflecting with those in his own – although the actor was careful not to draw too close a comparison. Abbington, Cumberbatch and Freeman return for a fourth – and possibly final – series of the hit showCredit:BBC/Hartswood Films “He’s let care into his life”, Cumberbatch explained. “He cares about John Watson and his wife Mary, and the newborn daughter Rosamund Mary they introduce in the new episode.“Sherlock feels very protective towards the three of them, even though he’s not a natural when it comes to babies. I hope my skills and interaction with my own child are more engaged that his are!”Martin Freeman returns as Holmes’ redoubtable sidekick Dr Watson, just a week after it was announced he and partner Amanda Abbington, who also appears in the forthcoming fourth series, have separated.“I adore him,” Cumberbatch told The Daily Mail. “Well, he’s quite grumpy, but he’s adorable as well – he’s direct and nice and great fun to be with even when he’s grumpy because then it’s just fun to wind him up”. Detective Inspector Lestrade (Rupert Graves), Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington), Dr John Watson (Martin Freeman), Mrs Hudson (Una Stubbs), Mycroft Holmes (Mark Gatiss), Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Molly Hooper (Louise Brealey) in the new seriesCredit:Todd Antony/Hartswood Films Benedict Cumberbatch has given his strongest hint yet that the new series of Sherlock, will be the last – with contrasting family fortunes one possible reason for the decision.The Hollywood star, who turned 40 in the summer, suggested that despite enjoying a “golden moment” in his career, his priorities may have changed following the birth of his son. Cumberbatch and wife Sophie Hunter, a theatre director, became parents for the first time with the arrival of Christopher last June, with a second child due in the spring.He added: “The older I get, the happier I am. Yes, work is going well, which is nice, but I’ve also had a very rich couple of years personally.
Tesla has been on a roll lately. After paying back its government loans several years ahead of schedule, the company went on to turn its first profit in the first quarter of 2013. It’s been a long time since a new car company has arrived on the scene and managed to gain a foothold, and Tesla is doing it with electric vehicles. Not only that, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says they’re safe, too. How did they determine that? By busting up some very expensive cars.The Model S is cheaper than the original Tesla Roadster, but it still starts north of $60,000. And that’s with the small battery. The NHTSA still needed to crash the 2013 Model S like any other car to see how safe it is. The results are another feather in Tesla’s cap — it got 5 stars (the highest rating) for front and side impacts. The videos are fun to watch, but a little painful.The videos show virtually no cabin intrusion by the body of the car, and all airbags inflating as expected. Tesla’s newest sedan joins the likes of the Kia Optima, Honda Accord, and Volvo S60 in scoring the maximum in crash testing. That’s good company to be in — all those manufacturers have spent years perfecting safety features.If this whole safety thing sells you on the Tesla, get in line. There is still a 3 month wait on the base model. The maxed out version has a 1 month wait, but it’s over $80,000. Hey, no one ever said safety came cheap.
La Chine interdit à ses compagnies aériennes de payer la taxe carbone Lundi, le gouvernement chinois a annoncé avoir interdit à ses compagnies aériennes de payer la taxe sur les émissions polluantes, imposée par l’UE depuis le 1er janvier. La mesure avait déjà été rejetée par une vingtaine d’autres pays comme les Etats-Unis et la Russie.Le verdict est tombé : une directive du gouvernement chinois “interdit désormais aux compagnies aériennes chinoises de participer au système européen ETS” de taxes sur les émissions polluantes “sans autorisation des autorités gouvernementales”. Il leur serait également interdit d’élever leurs tarifs pour compenser le coût de la mesure européenne.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Au début janvier, la Chine avait indiqué qu’elle ne coopérerait pas avec l’Union européenne pour mettre en œuvre la taxe qui venait d’entrer en vigueur et avait laissé entrevoir des représailles. Toutefois, l’ambassadeur de l’UE en Chine, Markus Ederer, a indiqué lundi que des négociations pourraient avoir lieu. “Il y a plusieurs voies possibles, bilatérales, multilatérales ou peut-être juridiques”, a-t-il déclaré lors d’une conférence de presse. Il a également ajouté : “nous sommes prêts à des discussions sur des mesures équivalentes qui exempteraient les compagnies des pays concernés” du paiement de cette taxe carbone européenne. La loi européenne coûterait aux compagnies aériennes chinoises près de 97 millions d’euros en 2012. Un montant qui serait multiplié par quatre en 2020, d’après les chiffres du gouvernement chinois. Les compagnies aériennes internationales chiffrent le surcoût total de la mesure pour le secteur à 17,5 milliards d’euros sur huit ans tandis que la Commission européenne fait valoir pour sa part que le surcoût par billet pour un vol long-courrier aller-retour serait compris entre 4 et 24 euros seulement. L’objectif de cette loi du 1er janvier est d’obliger toutes les compagnies aériennes à acheter l’équivalent de 15% des émissions de CO2 sur le territoire européen afin de lutter contre le réchauffement climatique.Les compagnies aériennes refusant de payer la taxe pourraient se voir imposer une amende d’un montant de 100 euros par tonne de CO2 ou, dans les cas extrêmes, se voir refuser le droit d’atterrir en Europe. Mais la loi, entrée en vigueur le 1er janvier dernier ne pourra pas appliquer de sanctions avant le 30 avril 2013.Le 6 février 2012 à 13:19 • Maxime Lambert
L’étoile Bételgeuse entrera en collision avec un mur de poussière dans 5.000 ansL’observatoire spatial Herschel de l’ESA a montré que Bételgeuse, la supergéante rouge la plus proche de la Terre, pourrait bien, dans 5.000 ans, entrer en collision avec un intrigant mur de poussière.Neuvième étoile plus brillante du ciel, Bételgeuse se situe à l’emplacement de l’épaule gauche de la constellation d’Orion, à entre 430 et 640 années-lumière de nous. Cette étoile rouge-rangée est ainsi bien visible dans le ciel d’hiver de l’hémisphère nord au-dessus et à gauche du baudrier d’Orion formé de trois étoiles alignées. D’après les observations, Bételgeuse mesure environ 1.000 fois le diamètre de notre Soleil et brille 100.000 fois plus que lui. Mais ces records ne sont pas sans prix comme l’explique l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) : cette supergéante se dirige tout droit vers le stade de supernova, où elle explosera. Ainsi, les astronomes la surveillent avec attention, notamment avec l’aide du télescope spatial Herschel qui vient d’en livrer de toute nouvelles images infrarouges. Celles-ci montrent comment les vents de Bételgeuse, qui se déplace dans l’espace à une vitesse relative de 30 km/s, se fracassent contre le milieu interstellaire environnant et génèrent un arc de choc. De fait, une série d’arcs brisés situés devant l’étoile sur son axe de déplacement témoignent d’un turbulent passé fait de perte de masse. Mais là n’est pas la seule remarque que les scientifiques ont fait : plus près de l’étoile, ils ont observé qu’une enveloppe interne de matière montrait une structure asymétrique qui se matérialise par des débris poussiéreux agglutinés à différentes époques dans le passé. Une étrange structure linéaireÀ lire aussiBoisson, météorite et Facebook, les actus sciences que vous devez connaître ce 5 septembreCe que Herschel a aussi découvert au-delà des arcs de poussière, c’est une étonnante structure linéaire. Alors que les astronomes pensaient jusqu’ici que cette espèce de barre était constituée de matériaux éjectés au cours de l’évolution de l’étoile, les analyses montrent qu’elle pourrait être un filament lié au champ magnétique galactique. Elle pourrait aussi représenter la lisière d’un nuage interstellaire proche, illuminé par Bételgeuse. Si comme le croient maintenant les scientifiques, ce mur de poussière est bien un élément distinct de Bételgeuse, alors en prenant en compte le mouvement propre de celle-ci, de ses arcs et de la distance qui les sépare de l’obstacle, l’arc le plus avancé entrera en collision dans tout juste 5.000 ans. La supergéante rouge rentrant elle-même en collision 12.500 ans après. (crédits photo : ESA/Herschel/PACS/L. Decin et al) Le 26 janvier 2013 à 14:26 • Maxime Lambert
Astéroïde : La NASA souhaite à présent renforcer la surveillance des objets célestesBien que cela n’ait représenté aucun danger et que l’astéroïde 1998 QE2 soit passé vendredi à quelques 6 millions de kilomètres de la Terre, la NASA souhaiterait cependant à l’avenir voir se renforcer la surveillance des objets célestes afin d’éviter un jour que des conséquences plus désastreuses ne puissent survenir.Vendredi 31 mai 2013, l’astéroïde 1998 QE2 passait à près de 6 millions de kilomètres de la Terre. Pas de quoi inquiéter outre mesure la NASA qui toutefois préfère rester sur ses gardes concernant les nombreux corps célestes qui gravitent autour de la planète Terre. Car bien que passé de manière très éloignée de notre Terre, l’astéroïde 1998 QE2, qui possédait un diamètre de 2.7 km avec une lune 600 mètres de large, aurait pu provoquer bien des dégâts si celui-ci avait frôlé plus sérieusement la planète.À lire aussiL’astéroïde d’Halloween va de nouveau rendre visite à la TerreSelon les scientifiques travaillant pour l’Administration nationale de l’aéronautique et de l’espace, si l’astéroïde de vendredi dernier s’était approché plus près de la Terre, celui-ci aurait pu aisément rayer de la carte une région toute entière! Une véritable menace à prendre très au sérieux pour la NASA qui aujourd’hui presse le gouvernement américain de bien vouloir relancer le débat concernant la façon d’envisager la protection de la planète Terre vis à vis des corps célestes qui lui passent à proximité.Plusieurs moyens mis en œuvre pour protéger la TerreAfin de prévenir de futurs risques et parer à toutes les éventualités, la NASA souhaiterait ainsi prochainement voir se développer des outils performants afin de repérer à l’avenir de manière plus précise les astéroïdes et parer éventuellement à leurs menaces. Dans ce but, l’administration d’Obama vient donc d’attribuer un budget de plusieurs dizaines de millions de dollars afin de mettre au point diverses techniques destinées à surveiller, dévier voire même capturer un astéroïde.Selon d’autres information émanant de la Fondation B612, celle-ci aurait par ailleurs expliqué que bien avant le passage à la fin de cette semaine de l’astéroïde 1998 QE2, cette dernière travaillait déjà à développer un télescope spécifique destiné à protéger la Terre. En cartographiant le système solaire ce télescope baptisé du nom de Sentinel serait capable de pouvoir repérer près de 200 000 astéroïdes dès la première année de sa mise en fonctionnement. Une chose qui pourrait avoir lieu dès 2017 en plaçant Sentinel à une distance de 273 millions de kilomètres de notre planète.Le 1 juin 2013 à 14:47 • Guichaoua Virginie
March 20, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Authorities Tuesday released the name of the 27-year-old victim who was fatally injured while playing a “punching game” with a friend in a Gaslamp Quarter sports bar.Corey Poole and a friend were drinking and began “consensually sparring” and punching each other in the chest early Saturday morning when one of the punches dropped Poole to the ground, where he became unresponsive, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Poole was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where he died less than an hour later.Police and paramedics responded to Jolt’n Joe’s at 379 Fourth Avenue just before 1 a.m. Saturday after a 911 caller reported Poole’s injuries, San Diego police said. Poole had apparently gone out drinking at the downtown sports bar with a group of friends.“The decedent and a friend began consensual sparring, consisting of concurrently punching each other with closed fists on the chest,” the Medical Examiner’s Office said, describing what police had previously called “playing a punching game.”“After receiving several punches to the chest, the decedent was struck and immediately collapsed and became unresponsive,” the Medical Examiner’s Office said.Bar patrons began giving Poole CPR, and San Diego firefighters and paramedics took over when they arrived at the scene, authorities said. Poole was taken to the hospital, where the resuscitation efforts continued, but he never responded. Doctors declared him dead at 1:45 a.m.Poole’s friend remained at the location and was later taken to a hospital for medical treatment, police said. He was not initially arrested, and it was unclear if he would face charges.The Medical Examiner’s Office had not yet determined the cause of death this morning and said the manner of death — whether an accident, a homicide or something else — is pending based on the police investigation. Posted: March 20, 2018 27-year-old fatally injured while playing ‘punching game’ identified Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 5:34 PM