Klinsmann lined up for shock Ecuador moveby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Tottenham star Jurgen Klinsmann is being lined up for a shock return to management with Ecuador.Klinsmann has been out of the game for a year since leaving his role with the US men’s national team.The Sun says there is growing speculation in South America that the 55-year-old is on the verge of taking charge of Ecuador instead.The country is looking for a new manager have Hernan Dario Gomez was sacked in July on the back of a disappointing Copa America.Ecuador failed to make it out of the group stages, and under the temporary control of under-20 boss Jorge Celico they have struggled to make any improvement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
India Today Web Desk EkaterinburgSeptember 18, 2019UPDATED: September 18, 2019 20:19 IST Amit Panghal has assured himself of atleast a bronze medal in AIBA World Championships 2019 (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAmit Panghal reached the semi-final of 52kg category in EkaterinburgManish Kaushik assured of maiden medal after sealing 63kg semi-final berthSanjeet lost the 91kg quarter-finals on WednesdayAsian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal on Wednesday became only the 5th Indian boxer to clinch a AIBA World Championships medal. Panghal reached the semi-final of 52kg (flyweight) category to assure himself at least a bronze medal in Ekaterinburg, Russia.Amit Panghal, who had finished with as the quarter-finalist in 2017 world championships, went one step further when he defeated Filipino Carlo Paalam in the 52kg quarter-final on Wednesday. Panghal won the bout by split decision — 4-1 — and progressed to the semi-final.Manish Kaushik helps India create history in EkaterinburgThere was more delight for the Indian camp as Manish Kaushik also assured himself at least a bronze medal by reaching the semi-final of the 63kg category. Notably, Manish came up with a dominant show against Wanderson De Oliveira of Brazil, beating him by unanimous decision in the quarter-finals. Amit Panghal and Sanjay Kaushik celebrate after sealing semi-final berths in Ekaterinburg (BFI Photo)This is the first time more than 1 Indian boxer has medalled at a single edition of World Championships. Sanjeet (91 kg) and Kavinder Bisht (57 kg) are also in the race for medals as they will be in quarter-final action on Wednesday in Ekaterinburg.Amit Panghal and Manish Kaushik join an elite list of Indian boxers, including Vijender Singh, Vikas Krishan, Shiva Thapa and Gaurav Bidhuri to have medalled at the World Boxing Championships.Kavinder, Sanjeet loses quarter-finalsHowever, there was disappointment for Sanjeet as he went down via split decision in the 91 kg quarter-final against Ecuador’s Castillo Torres. Both the boxers started the quarter-final without committing too much but Torres showcased his experience to outclass Sanjeet on a day when Indian boxers were making merry in Ekaterinburg.advertisementLater in the day, India’s Kavinder Bisht lost 57 kg quarter-final to Peter McGrail of Great Britain by unanimous decision.Sanjeet (91kg) had caused a massive upset on Tuesday by defeating second-seeded Uzbek Sanjar Tursunov 4-1. Tursunov is a bronze-medallist from the previous World Championship besides being an Asian silver-winner.#TOPSAthlete #ManishKaushik beat Brazil’s Wanderson De Oliveira by unanimous decision in the 63 kg to advance to the semifinals & assure a medal at the Men’s World #Boxing C’ship. Superb show!@KirenRijiju | @RijijuOffice | @DGSAI | @BFI_official | @IndiaSports#KheloIndia pic.twitter.com/48XJKWwBPmSAIMedia (@Media_SAI) September 18, 2019Panghal confident of strong show in semi-final2nd seeded Amit Panghal mixed caution with aggression and showcased excellent defensive skills against Carlo Paalam.”My bout was really good as I’ve already played the s-f bout in the Asian Games. I punch attacked a lot in the first round. I started slowly but got nicely warmed-up by the end of the round. My next bout is against a leftie from Kazakhastan and I will start planning strategies with my coach on how to tackle him by wawtching videos. I will give it everything,” Panghal said after winning his quarter-finals bout.1??st medal confirmed!???@Boxerpanghal went all out showing his pace and attack. Determination was writ large on his face as he sailed to a 4-1 win to confirm India’s first WC medal this yearWell done champ!#GofortheGold #PunchMeinHaiDum #AIBAWorldBoxingChampionship pic.twitter.com/4jCPbj3sBMBoxing Federation (@BFI_official) September 18, 2019Amit Panghal maintained his composure throughout the bout on Wednesday even as Carlo Paalam began the bout in an aggressive manner. Swaying away from jabs, Panghal landed some crucial blows that made sure the bout went his way.Panghal will be in semi-final action on Friday wherein he will face Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov, who stunned Armenia’s European gold-medallist and sixth seed Artur Hovhannisyan in his quarterfinal showdown.Also Read | India wrestler Vinesh Phogat makes it to 2020 Tokyo Olympics, to fight for bronze at WorldsAlso Read | China Open: PV Sindhu defeats Li Xue Rui to reach pre-quarterfinalsAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Amit PanghalFollow AIBA World Boxing ChampionshipsFollow Kavinder BishtFollow BoxingFollow India boxing news Next World Boxing Championships: Panghal, Manish assured of medals, Sanjeet loses quarter-finalAsian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal became only the fifth Indian boxer to clinch a AIBA World Championships medal. Manish Kaushik joined the elite list soon after by reaching the semi-final of the 63 kg event in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Wednesday.advertisement
QUEBEC — The Quebec government says it won’t appeal a court ruling striking down sections of the provincial law on medically assisted dying deemed unconstitutional.In a decision rendered last month, Quebec Superior Court Justice Christine Baudouin ruled in favour of two Quebecers struck by incurable degenerative diseases who had argued both the federal and provincial laws were too restrictive.Baudouin ruled invalid the Criminal Code requirement that a natural death be “reasonably foreseeable” before someone can be eligible for assisted death as well as the provincial requirement that people “be at the end of life.”Justice Minister Sonia LeBel and Health Minister Danielle McCann told a news conference today they have not decided whether the contested section of the Quebec law will be redrafted, adding that the government will separately study broadening access to the procedure.The plaintiffs in the case, Nicole Gladu and Jean Truchon, had argued the provisions led to their requests under the law being denied.Baudouin suspended the application of the judgment for six months to give federal and provincial legislators a chance to modify the laws, granting an exemption to Gladu and Truchon to seek medical aid in dying during this period if they satisfy other legal conditions.The judge wrote that the laws in place had deprived them of the right to have “a dignified and serene death.”This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2019.The Canadian Press
WASHINGTON — Former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has a new job: a more than $100,000-a-year post with a gold-mining firm that’s pursuing project approvals involving the federal agency that Zinke left fewer than four months ago.Zinke told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his work for Nevada-based U.S. Gold Corp., which focuses on mining exploration and development, would not constitute lobbying. But that company’s CEO cited Zinke’s “excellent relationship” with the Bureau of Land Management and the Interior Department in explaining his hiring.“We’re excited to have Secretary Zinke help move us forward” on two pending mining projects, in Nevada and Wyoming, Edward Karr, head of U.S. Gold Corp., said by phone.Karr said one of the mining projects is on land controlled by the Bureau of Land Management, which is under the Interior Department.A 2017 executive order by President Donald Trump says executive-branch appointees cannot lobby their former agency for at least five years after leaving their government post.Separately, criminal statutes impose one and two-year bans on various kinds of communications between senior federal officials and their former agency, said Virginia Canter, chief ethics counsel of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a non-profit ethics-watchdog.Zinke, who announced his resignation from Interior in December amid ethics investigations, said Tuesday that his new mining job does not violate any prohibitions on post-administration lobbying.“I don’t lobby,” Zinke said. “I just follow the law, so I don’t talk to anybody on the executive side or influence” anyone.Karr says Zinke will receive a total of $114,000 a year in cash and stock as a board member and under a one-year consulting contract. The company’s filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Zinke will also receive up to $120,000 a year in expenses.Zinke said his time in public office would be an asset at the mining company and in “making sure the environmental mitigation is done correctly.”“I understand the process,” he said. “There’s very few former state senators, congressmen and secretaries that know more about the process than I do,” said Zinke, who served in the Montana legislature and the U.S. House before being appointed to lead Interior.The purpose of federal lobbying freezes by recently departed senior officials is “to make sure there there’s a cooling-off period … so the former agency is not subject to the influence of their former head,” Canter said.Given the restrictions, she said Karr’s comment on Zinke’s good relationship with Interior “just raises questions about what he meant.”Zinke has a degree in geology from the University of Oregon. He never worked professionally in the field, instead becoming a U.S. Navy SEAL. But he said his education and political involvement in Montana mining projects would be useful at U.S. Gold Corp.__Brown reported from Billings, Montana.Ellen Knickmeyer And Matthew Brown, The Associated Press
“The long-term damage of undermining such fundamental institutions as the judiciary and the media cannot be underestimated,” Navi Pillay, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said, calling for the return to the rule of law, the reinstatement of judges and the lifting of restrictions on the media.A state of emergency and decree were issued by President Ratu Josefa Iloilovatu Uluivuda on 10 April, moves deplored by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. As a result, all judges and magistrates were removed, along with others who had been appointed under the constitution.The moves came on the heels of the 9 April ruling by Fiji’s Court of Appeals that the appointment of the Interim Government by the President following the 2006 coup was illegal. In that decision, the Court also advised Iloilovatu Uluivuda to appoint a neutral caretaker as Prime Minister to aid in holding parliamentary elections.The island chain has suffered prolonged internal tensions between its indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian communities, and had four coups since 1987. Commodore Josaia V. Bainimarama, commander of Fiji’s military forces and current Prime Minister, came to power in a coup in December 2006, sparking criticism from the UN at the time.On 10 April, President Iloilovatu Uluivuda also issued the Public Emergency Regulations, which seriously curtail the right to public assembly and freedom of expression and also give the military and law enforcement broad powers of arrest and detention.These new regulations – which are valid for 30 days, but can be extended by the President – are also being applied to journalists, with the media facing heavy censorship.Three foreign reporters have reportedly already have been deported from Fiji and a journalist and lawyer were detained and later released.“A state of emergency should only be used to deal with a dire threat to the security of the nation, not to undermine the fundamental checks and balances of good government,” Ms. Pillay stressed, reiterating the Secretary-General’s call for the restoration of a legitimate government and constitutional order. 15 April 2009In the wake of the nullification of Fiji’s constitution last week, the United Nations human rights chief today expressed deep concern over media censorship and the sacking of judges in the Pacific archipelago nation.
For the first time, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Gabon will be coordinating their efforts to reach all children under five – an estimated 16 million people – with oral polio vaccine, according to a joint statement issued by the lead agencies behind the effort, the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Rotary International and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This extraordinary undertaking will bring the world another step closer to eradication of polio,” the statement said. According to the agencies, thousands of health teams will set up special vaccination points in border regions, refugee camps and traditionally inaccessible regions. The efforts are specifically focused on children who have never before been vaccinated against polio in a region that remains one of the last reservoirs of the crippling virus. The initiative is part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which aims to stop transmission of the wild poliovirus and certify the world polio-free by the end of 2005. When the Initiative was launched in 1988, more than 350,000 children were stricken by polio every year. That number has been reduced by 99 per cent, with fewer than 3,500 cases reported in 2000. The official launch of the eradication effort will be held in Kinshasa, DRC, on 5 July. National Immunization Days – also known as NIDs – will be held throughout the region on 6-9 July.
“Children, women and men are being used as pawns by parties to the conflict in their battle for territorial advantage,” said the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos.An entire generation of children has been traumatized and brutalized. Hospitals and school playgrounds have been attacked, and residential neighbourhoods are flattened by barrel bombs, she noted.“Our collective voice should be raised in protest at the flagrant violations of international humanitarian and human rights law,” added Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Emergency Coordinator. “The international community needs to show the courage and determination to do all that is necessary to reach a political solution.”The comments echo Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who earlier this week said the international community cannot afford to lose focus or turn away from war-torn Syria, and called for renewed political efforts to end what is now the biggest humanitarian and security crisis in the world.Syria is also already the world’s leading country of forced displacement with 9.3 million people unable to find a safe home in their country, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR). In the absence of visible progress towards a political solution, the UN agency predicts that the region could become the largest refugee population in the world.“It is unconscionable that a humanitarian catastrophe of this scale is unfolding before our eyes with no meaningful progress to stop the bloodshed,” UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in a statement. Well over 100,000 people have been killed since opposition protesters first sought to oust the Government of President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011. In addition, there are currently more than 2.4 million refugees registered in the region: some 932,000 in Lebanon; 574,000 in Jordan; some 613,000 in Turkey; 223,000 in Iraq; and about 134,000 in Egypt, according to UNHCR figures.In Lebanon, for example, there are nearly 230 registered Syrian refugees for every 1,000 Lebanese, making this the highest per capita concentration of refugees of any country in recent history.“Imagine the crushing social and economic consequences of this crisis on Lebanon and other countries in the region,” Mr. Guterres said. Jordan is among those countries reeling under the refugee presence, estimating the related costs, which include access to water, bread, gas and electricity for the additional people, to be at more than $1.7 billion so far.“They need much stronger international support than they have received so far, both financially and in terms of commitments to receive and protect Syrian refugees in other parts of the world, beyond the immediate neighbouring region,” Mr. Guterres said in reference to the governments of the hosting countries.The High Commissioner also noted that Syrians are becoming a global refugee population as they are arriving in increasing numbers in Europe. Over 84,000 asylum applications have been submitted by Syrians in European countries since 2011, mostly in Germany and Sweden. Syrian refugees are also seeking safety in North and South America, and in Australia.They are also reports of Syrians facing instances of closed borders and push backs to neighbouring countries. UNHCR has called on countries to ensure access to territory for all Syrians seeking protection and a moratorium on returns to neighbouring countries. Also today, more than 30 leading film makers, writers, artists, musicians and public figures have appealed to the UN, asking General Assembly President John Ashe and Ambassador Sylvie Lucas of Luxembourg, which holds the Security Council presidency for March, to make clear what they are doing to aid humanitarian access in Syria. The joint statement, endorsed by UN’s Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) and partnering Hoping Foundation, is signed by director Alfonso Cuarón, actors Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant, musicians Sting and Annie Lennox, amongst others.The call comes two weeks after the UN was last able to deliver food parcels to the besieged Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, Damascus, where some 20,000 people are still believed to be trapped.
Despite those in long-term unemployment falling by 10 per cent over a 12-month period, this category still accounts for around 60 per cent of total unemployment.The private sector was a net contributor to job growth in 2012. While there was a 2.3 per cent drop in those working in the public sector over the past year, employment in the private sector rose by almost one per cent.In the year to Q4 2012, the number of jobs created varied significantly be sector. Jobs in IT rose by 7.1 per cent, jobs in agriculture, forestry and fishing rose by 12.1 per cent, and jobs in technical and scientific activities increased by 6.2 per cent. On the other hand, employment fell on an annual basis in industry (down three per cent), construction (down by 4.3 per cent) and transport (down 3.9 per cent).The IBEC report concluded that retraining and education needs to be given priority in order to avoid a skills mismatch for vacancies in the future, while forecasting that the services sector would provide the main source of sustained employment growth.IBEC chief economist Fergal O’Brien said that while a drop in unemployment was “positive to see”, he said that it was worrying that this was “mainly due to a decrease in the labour force.”From a policy perspective, it is essential that we give hope to young jobs seekers, in particular, and also ensure that we keep people as close as possible to the workplace through training and upskilling programmes. OVER 5,000 NEW jobs were created during the first three months of 2013, IBEC’s first jobs report for the year has shown.While believing that the year to date has seen a stabilization in the jobs market, the organisation said that any additional increase in tax would undermine this.The report by the Irish Business and Employers Confederation also found that unemployment decreased by 19,200 (or 6.1 per cent) in the year to Q4 of 2012. The vast majority of this drop (18,000), however, was due to a combination of those unemployed who were no longer actively seeking employment and those who had since emigrated.(Graph – IBEC Jobs Report)Other findings in the report, which can be read in full here, include the following: Economic recovery will be dependent on our skills pool and we must do everything possible to retain those skills in Ireland and to help the unemployed to upskill.Read: World business leaders meet in Dublin to advance transatlantic trade deal >
Simon Belmont, King K. Rool, and Dead Luigi Join Smash Bros. UltimateAn Interview with Jump Force Producer Koji Nakajima Stay on target It’s E3 2018, Christmas for video game news, and if you’re reading this, well, you probably aren’t there. Previously, that wouldn’t be too surprising as E3 was limited to industry professionals like journalists and developers. But now E3 is open to the public as long as you buy a ticket. So you could’ve been at E3, but you’re not. Oh well.Fortunately, you can still experience much of the fun of E3 without being physically at the show. Publishers spend this entire week announcing new games with the flashiest trailers possible, including trailers for games folks won’t get to actually play for years. So gaze upon the future of the medium and watch the best trailers of E3 2018, including the new ones we’ll be updating this post with all week.Super Smash Bros. UltimateEvery single solitary cartoon character who has ever been in a Super Smash Bros. game is ready to battle.Battlefield VReturn to World War II, for the first time.Fire Emblem: Three HousesNintendo strategy RPG/dating series slips into 2019, but it’s looking good.Daemon X MachinaThis game has… mechs? And that’s pretty much all we know now.Overcooked 2Overcooked 2’s big culinary innovation is being able to huck food across the room to fellow chefs.Killer Queen BlackEveryone’s favorite hipster arcade game finally lands on a home console.Octopath Traveler2D sprites never looked so good.Death StrandingKojima’s first post-Konami project finally looks like a real game, even if it still makes no sense.The Last of Us Part IIEllie’s here, she’s queer, get used to it.Spider-ManSpider-Man takes on his classic villains the Sinister… Five?Resident Evil 2 RemakeLook at that baby-faced Leon S. Kennedy!Nioh 2In case you forgot, this is the samurai Souls game made by Team Ninja.Ghost of TsushimaMeanwhile, this is the samurai game by Sucker Punch.Assassin’s Creed OdysseyYou won’t see it in the trailer, but Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s biggest addition to the series is hot ancient Greek sex.Skull and BonesUbisoft Presents Pirates.The Crew 2The Crew 2 adds boats, planes, and hopefully, an identity.Starlink: Battle For AtlasWe weren’t sure about Ubisoft’s late game entry to the toys-to-life genre, but man that Star Fox expansion looks neat.Beyond Good and Evil 2Beyond Good and Evil 2 is really happening, even if you have to make it yourself.The Division 2At last, a sequel to The Division.Mario+Rabbids Kingdom battle: Donkey Kong AdventureHere we are, listening to a new version of the DK Rap, in 2018SableThis beautiful journey has come out of nowhere to become one of the most buzzed about games of the show.Trials RisingDon’t try this at home.Cyberpunk 2077A sci-fi game from the makers of The Witcher sounds engineered in a lab to be Game of the Year.Fallout 76Fallout’s post-apocalypse goes multiplayer, and to West Virginia.Halo InfiniteForget Halo 6. 343 is going all the way to Halo Infinite.Kingdom Hearts IIIFrozen and Kingdom Hearts together is just too dangerous to exist.StarfieldStarfield might be Skyrim in space, so definitely keep your eyes on this one.The Elder Scrolls 6We half expected this game to just be called Skyrim 2, which is still possible given the lack of subtitle.Doom EternalDoom 2016 was the game of the year, so there will be Hell to pay if they screw up the sequel.Wolfenstein YoungbloodIt’s kind of sad that Nazis are still a threat in this alternate 1980s, but then again Nazis are still a threat in this real-life 2010s.Gears of War 5If you know happened in Gears of War 4, this trailer will make way more sense to you.Shadow of the Tomb RaiderThe final part of the first part of Lara Croft’s life.AnthemA post-Andromeda Bioware game in the style of Destiny doesn’t inspire confidence, but those flying robot suits do.Rage 2This is the real Avalanche Mad Max game we deserve.Cuphead DLCCuphead’s DLC stands for “Delicious Last Course” and that’s just delightful.Devil May Cry 5Capcom wants to forget all about Ninja Theory’s DmC reboot with this true Devil May Cry successor.Dying Light 2Zombies! Parkour! Chris Avellone!Jump ForceWe’re all losers in the anime arms race.Forza Horizon 4The only good Forza games take their arcade-ish racing to rainy London streets that change with the seasons.Crackdown 3With this much Terry Crews in the open-world destruction, you can see why this game got so delayed.Metro ExodusIn a world where bullets are currency, make it rain.Dead or Alive 6Dead or Alive grows up, so goodbye jiggle physics and hello improved, accessible, fighting gameplay.Just Cause 4Finally, the epic showdown between man and tornado.Sekiro: Shadows Die TwiceA samurai game from the Dark Souls people? Yeah someone will like that.TunicLook at that little fox, look at him!Metal Wolf ChaosWelp, it’s true, the most prophetic political game of all time is coming back thanks to Devolver Digital.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.
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Clark Public Utilities commissioners on Tuesday morning are expected to discuss the job performance of the utility’s CEO and general manager, Wayne Nelson, and to consider bumping up his pay.Commissioners Nancy Barnes, Byron Hanke and Jim Malinowski will take up those issues as part of the agenda of their regular public hearing, to be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Vancouver Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way.Nelson earns $235,000 per year. He also receives a car allowance of $400 per month. The median base salary for similar positions is $260,000, as determined by Seattle firm Milliman, according to Lena Wittler, a spokeswoman for the utility.“Wayne has done a good job,” Malinowski said. “I’ve been a critic of the utility on other fronts. I’m not a critic of his management.”To decide the pay, commissioners compare salaries of equivalent positions for similarly-sized utilities, Wittler said. They examine salary surveys, including from the American Public Power Association and the Northwest Utilities Salary, Wage, and Benefits Survey by Milliman.
Police arrested a leader of Chittagong University unit Bangladesh Chhatra League’ (BCL) on charge of fraudulence in the ongoing admission test of the university from city’s Boro Garage area on Thursday night, reports UNB.Police identified the arrestee as Ishtiaque Ahmed Sourav, vice-secretary of BCL’s CU unit.Following information from Nazmul Kabir, who was also arrested on the same charge on Tuesday, police arrested Ishtiaque at night, said Mobashwer Hossain, senior assistant police commissioner of Panchlaish zone.Police also recovered two hearing devices, Bluetooth and some batteries of mobile phone from his possession, said Abul Kalam, officer-in-charge of Bayezid Bostami police station.
Now that we’ve gotten the bad taste of the bloated Hobbit film trilogy out of our mouths (along with the weird orc slavery of the Middle-earth video games) things are looking up for Lord of the Rings fans. We’re getting a biopic of author J.R.R. Tolkien and Amazon is preparing a new streaming show set in an unexplored era of the fantasy universe directed by J.A. Bayona.But that’s not the only adventure Amazon is planning in Middle-Earth. The company is also working on a new Lord of the Rings massively multiplayer online role-playing game.If you recall, there has already been a Lord of the Rings MMORPG. The Lord of the Rings Online was released in 2007 at the height of the World of Warcraft craze, but like everything else it failed to dethrone Blizzard even after ditching its subscription model. Years later, Amazon Game Studios, along with Leylou Technologies and Middle-earth enterprises, is taking another crack at this idea in an upcoming free-to-play game for PC and consoles. Of course they say it will be based on the original books and not the movies but come on.AdChoices广告Even though I don’t care about Lord of the Rings, this project interests me just as a big sign of life from Amazon Game Studios. Beyond owning Twitch, Amazon has a lot of gaming talent under its umbrella and even developed its own Lumberyard engine based on Crytek’s famous CryEngine. But so far the retail giant has little to show for it. The same development team is also apparently still working on an original colonial MMORPG called New World.“Tolkien’s Middle-earth is one of the richest fictional worlds in history, and it gives our team of experienced MMO developers, from the same studio developing New World, tremendous opportunity to play and create,” Amazon Game Studios VP Christoph Hartmann said in a statement.So prepare your fellowship and look forward to Amazon’s new Lord of the Rings MMO. For an upcoming Tolkien video game that’s a little more small scale check out the upcoming Gollum game. And here are our favorite Lord of the Rings toys. Finally, a ‘Lord of the Rings’ Game About GollumToy Tuesday: The Most Epic ‘Lord of the Rings’ Toys Stay on target
Explore further Citation: Physics duo suggest using early universe inflation as graviton detector (2013, October 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-10-physics-duo-early-universe-inflation.html © 2013 Phys.org Image credit: Hubble/NASA Physicists, as most are aware, have been stymied in their efforts to discover a way to unify quantum mechanics and gravity—most scientists in the field believe there is likely a gravity particle—they call it a graviton—that carries the force known as gravity. No one of course has ever seen one, or been able to prove it exists. This is because, they say, of how weak it is compared to the other forces, such as electromagnetism—to be able to see it, some have suggested, would require a device so massive that it would collapse in on itself into a black hole. For this reason, some researchers have suggested that we will never be able to see it. In their paper, Krauss and WIlczek suggest that it might not be necessary to see it, because there might be a way to infer its existence by measuring the CMB.Their idea is that in the early universe, just after the Big Bang, as inflation was occurring—gravitational waves should have been created which in turn would have caused photons present in the CMB to scatter in a certain pattern. Finding that pattern, they continue, would mean finding evidence of a particle that was carrying the gravitational force—the graviton. And if evidence for the existence of a graviton could be found, then physicists would finally have their universal theory. They add that they believe that dimensional analysis could provide a link between those early gravitational waves and Planck’s constant, which is of course used in quantum mechanics.There are a couple of issues with the new theory—the first is that technology does not yet exist to measure the CMB in a way that would allow scientists to detect those early gravitational waves. Another is proving that any polarization found in the CMB can indeed be attributable to gravitational waves and not some other mechanism, force or process. More information: Using Cosmology to Establish the Quantization of Gravity, arXiv:1309.5343 [hep-th] arxiv.org/abs/1309.5343AbstractWhile many aspects of general relativity have been tested, and general principles of quantum dynamics demand its quantization, there is no direct evidence for that. It has been argued that development of detectors sensitive to individual gravitons is unlikely, and perhaps impossible. We argue here, however, that measurement of polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background due to a long wavelength stochastic background of gravitational waves from Inflation in the Early Universe would firmly establish the quantization of gravity. Journal information: arXiv Researchers detect B-mode polarization in cosmic microwave background 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. (Phys.org) —Physicists Lawrence Krauss and Frank Wilczek of Arizona State University and Australian National University, respectively, have uploaded a paper to the preprint server arXiv, in which they propose that it might be possible to establish the quantization of gravity by measuring the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Doing so they suggest, would provide a link between it and gravitational waves caused by inflation in the early universe.
Related posts:From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2) Nicaragua expels three US officials: State Dept As Nicaragua elections approach, banned opposition decries Ortega’s budding dictatorship Protesters gather at Nicaraguan embassy in San José to rally against Ortega regime Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz was late, a consequence of the infamous San José traffic. When he arrived, he walked quickly toward the patio section of the cafe in San Pedro, skirting along the building to avoid the drizzling rain. He is tall, and his eyes were serious and sincere. He wore a sleek blue-collared shirt tucked into black slacks, a golden “Z” hanging on a long chain around his neck. “For Zeas,” he explained, “my father’s last name.” He ordered a cup of black coffee and sat down to talk. Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz is one of the 55,000 Nicaraguan refugees and exiles who have fled to Costa Rica, according to the UN Refugee Agency. He’s 25 and witnessed much of the unrest that occurred last year as a protestor and leader in the Movimiento Campesino (Farmers Movement). Below are excerpts from our conversation, translated from Spanish and edited for clarity and readability. The Tico Times: I want to ask you about the basics. Where are you from?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: I come from Río San Juan in Nicaragua. I was born in a town called El Almendro, which is a part of Río San Juan. I studied in El Almendro from primary school to secondary, and then I moved to the capital, [Manauga] to continue my studies. After, when the revolution of April 18 began, I had to return to my territory, to my father’s farm in a place called El Fajardo in the municipality of San Miguelito. We demonstrated in the main street and El Tule [a small town in San Miguelito]. TT: I understand you were a territory leader in the Movimiento Campesino and that you were very young, 20 years old, compared to other territory leaders who were generally in their late 20s?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: As the Movimiento Campesino, we had been demonstrating for years before, in the wake of Law 840. [Law 840] was the canal concession law which allowed for the HKND Group (Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development), a Chinese company, to take pieces of the national sovereignty where they were going to construct the Inter-ocean Canal, which would run through three territories in Nicaragua … including Río San Juan. Law 840 took land away from almost 100,000 families who lived in the line of the canal. Proposed canal route. Via Wikimedia Commons.I’ve been in this fight since 2013 in the wake of the passing of Law 840 because my family, my father, my cousin, my grandfather have farms in the line [of the canal], and they took that land, which was inherited from our fathers, our grandfathers, from our ancestors. There is no justice in this, considering we have the titles in our hands. Pretty much everyone whose land is in the line of the canal have titles in hand. And Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo came with a general title to take them. … And they gave it to this Chinese company — HKND Group. So on Dec. 24, a few hours after we had celebrated the birth of baby Jesus, we received a regime of repression on the part of Daniel Ortega. Between 700 and 800 riot police arrived at the location where we had a tranque [a protestor-built road-block] in El Tule, which connected the public road which goes to the city of San Carlos.And they shot at us with bullets. Real bullets, salt bullets. Some of the campesinos were seriously injured, lots were arrested. And some even lost their eyes or other parts of their visual organs and, well, we had to retreat because we were unarmed. We were trying to defend ourselves with rocks or poles from behind trees. The rest of the campesinos were still there, demonstrating against the canal line. They were everywhere, fighting against Law 840 which left us essentially in misery with over 100,000 families without our territories. And it didn’t only affect the territories but the small towns and public land, not to mention the environmental impact construction would have. TT: I understand the feelings of discontent were exasperated by the wildfires on the Carribean coast?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: It started in 20 different places in the country. At first we thought they were from natural causes. But when we investigated it wasn’t because of natural causes, actually by human causes. …We as the Movimiento Campesino think it was the government, because when Costa Rica offered to send forty of their best professional firefighters to fight the fire, the Nicaraguan government sent a diplomatic note saying the government didn’t need them. … Instead they sent the army of Nicaragua without the right equipment to fight a giant fire in the Gran Reserva.TT: So then the next thing the government did that angered you was the social security reforms that were passed in April 2018?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: The government of Daniel Ortega passed the IMISS reforms. … The State cut the social security so we went to protest, universally. And what was the reaction of the government? The reaction was repression. When the old people went out on April 18 to demonstrate for their fundamental constitutional rights and right to the contributions they themselves had made over the years, the government sent troops and with them, what’s called the Sandanista Youth. TT: What happened after the main April and May 2018 Protests?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: We went back to El Tule on the 3rd or 4th of June and then early in the morning on June 7, we were ambushed in a tiny town called Nueva Jerusalen. Fortunately, nobody in my group was shot but my cousin, whose name was Juan Francisco Zea Orozco, was in another caravan behind us. And he was hit by the impact of a shotgun which was fired by a paramilitary of the Daniel Ortega regime. Eight pellets entered his side, and he was dead within minutes. We buried my cousin in the community where his mother lives, under an oak tree in Río San Juan. Later we continued to protest, filled with indignity, demanding justice and the resignation of the dictator. Demanding justice for my cousin, demanding justice for all of the student comrades and for all of the campesino political prisoners. TT: After that, what happened in terms of the protests in Río San Juan?Nelson Jesús Zeas Paz: They began to encircle all of the tranques. The last one was standing was the one I mentioned before, where some of the campesinos were murdered. We wanted to know where everyone was because they are members of our movement and they deserve to be buried with the dignity of a human being. So I went to el Fajardo, which is a small community where … I have my own business with my mother. My mother is an alternative medicine doctor and has her own pharmacy that I help to run. My father is a farmer and lives in North America.So when I went back to the el Fajardo to check on the business, they sent paramilitaries from the regime who were in contact with the mayor of the town San Miguelito who was a Sandanista. So I was stuck in my house, unable to leave. I couldn’t sleep well at night because I was worried they would come to kill me at night. But it also didn’t matter because I’d been watched and persecuted for years, since the beginning of the insurrection against the canal. And I’d been receiving death threats since the beginning of the “clean-up operation.”…We heard on the radio and social networks that Ortega gave the order for us to leave the country. … “Good,” I said, because we have no human rights in this country. Though they haven’t killed me yet, they have persecuted us and we have death threats, and many of us have warrants out for our arrest. All of the territory leaders [of the Movimiento Campesino] are on the chipote list [El Chipote is a prison in Nicaragua]. Victor Manuel Díaz González was a political prisoner of the regime and was jailed, well, his mother told me I was on the chipote list. So she said to my mother, Doña Verónica, she says, Verònica Esther, your son, who is me, is on the list of chipote and so the idea was that my mother’s business, called Natural Sunshine International, would help to process my legal papers so I can leave the country to go to the United States, where my father lives in South Dakota. So the doctor of Natural Sunshine International went to the National Airport of Nicaragua to try to process the U.S. visa and these other legal papers to leave. And my mother, well, she said I can’t leave by the National Airport of Nicaragua because there’s a huge list at the National Airport. And they accused me of being a terrorist and arms trafficker and of being in possession of ammunition of an armed group. Things like this is what the regime used to capture us, not as political prisoners. So I couldn’t leave by the airport. And so on Aug. 30, I packed my bag in the middle of the night. I put what little I could fit. My cell phone, my mini-charger, some legal papers, diplomas, ID cards, and passport. I decided to come to Costa Rica. Nicaraguan demonstrations in Costa Rica. (Jacob Spetzler / The Tico Times)Check TicoTimes.net soon for Part 2 of this story, about Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz’s experiences in Costa Rica. Facebook Comments
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