Kolkata: The state Education department on Thursday shortened the duration of summer holidays in state schools and announced that classes in both primary and secondary schools will commence from June 10.A notification in this regard was brought out by the department after state Education minister Partha Chatterjee posted on his Facebook page earlier in the day that schools will open from June 10. The earlier notification of the department had declared summer holidays till June 30. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaIt may be mentioned that Chatterjee had held a meeting with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and other concerned officials on Tuesday and had said that the decision to have summer holidays in schools till June 30 was being reviewed. He had said that he would also speak with the weather office and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, before bringing out any fresh notification in this regard. There have been requests from students, a section of teachers as well as guardians to reconsider the decision of closure of schools till June 30. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersIt was May 3 when the Education department had issued a notification declaring that all government, government-sponsored and non-government aided schools in the state will remain closed on May 3 and May 4 due to the predicted severe cyclonic storm Fani. It had further stated that all these schools will also remain closed from May 6 to May 20 until commencement of summer vacation, due to the prevailing heat wave. It had added that schools will remain closed till June 30 due to anticipated extreme weather conditions. read more
VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The two men accused in the killings of three people in northern B.C. last month, and who led police on a Canada-wide manhunt for weeks, apparently recorded a video of themselves before they died.According to the Star Metro, a family member — who didn’t see the video themselves — told the paper that relatives of Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, and Kam McLeod, 19, were shown about 30 seconds of footage.It reportedly outlines the pair’s final wishes, in what’s been described as a “goodbye” and “last will and testament.”It’s unclear how long the video, which was apparently shot on a cellphone found near the Vancouver Island men’s bodies in northern Manitoba, is. The RCMP has also not confirmed the existence of the video.The bodies of American Chynna Deese, 24, and her Australian boyfriend Lucas Fowler, 23, were found along the Alaska highway, south of Liard Hot Springs, in mid-July in northern B.C. Days later, the body of UBC Lecturer Leonard Dyck was found near a burned-out vehicle about 470 kilometres away from Dease Lake.Schmegelsky and McLeod were charged with second-degree murder in Dyck’s death and named suspects in the tourists’ deathsMany unknownsThe fact Mounties are staying mum about whether these reports are true is a move a former RCMP criminal investigator agrees with.“To attract unnecessary attention on some piece of evidence could actually be detrimental to the work of the investigators,” Michel Juneau-Katsuya said. He notes we don’t know what could be in the recording, other than the reported final wishes.“There is maybe something in it that talks about an accomplice, that talks about circumstances or other elements that need to be found, and there’s also maybe certain parts — who knows — that can be too graphic to be revealed publicly,” he explained, adding a number of factors need to be considered by the RCMP before it releases the video or even confirms it exists.“For that purpose and for that reason, I think it is appropriate that the RCMP, for the moment, withhold that information,” Juneau-Katsuya added.Leaving ‘the last word’While it’s happened before, the former investigator — who was also formerly with CSIS — says it’s not very common in Canada to find that a suspect or suspects have left behind a message.“It is not necessarily that common that they try to have the last words in the story by giving their version, or their perspective on what took place,” Juneau-Katsuya said, reiterating what the video actually contains is still a mystery.“It is not unheard of, but it is not that common that we will have the criminals expressing their last thoughts and their last will, and occasionally, admitting their crime just before killing themselves,” Juneau-Katsuya said. The suspects from Port Alberni, who were initially reported missing, led police on a chase which ended in northern Manitoba on Aug. 7, when their remains were found near the Nelson River in heavy brush.Autopsies confirmed their identities and the RCMP determined Schmegelsky and McLeod killed themselves.The case captured the attention of people across the country and even the world. In the almost two weeks since the manhunt ended, many questions, including what a possible motive might have been, have swirled — and gone largely unanswered. read more
COMPANY BEHIND FAILED ROXODUS FESTIVAL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCYMF Live Inc., the company behind the Roxodus Music Festival, filed for bankruptcy on Friday.It’s the latest domino to fall in the controversy around the massive music festival, which was abruptly cancelled a week ago, just days before thousands of rock fans were to descend on the Edenvale Aerodrome to see legends such as Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Kid Rock and a host of others.According to a creditor update posted to Grant Thornton LLP’s website on Friday, MF Live Inc. filed for bankruptcy on July 12. READ MORE Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Twitter Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment PARENT COMPANY OF CANCELLED ROXODUS FESTIVAL FILES FOR BANKRUPTCYMF Live Inc., the company behind the Roxodus music festival that was cancelled days ahead of the Ontario event, filed for bankruptcy on Friday, according to legal documents posted on the website of accounting and business advisory firm Grant Thornton LLP.In documents signed by Fabien Loranger, MF Live Inc.listed cash assets totalling just over $154,000, and said it owed more than $18.1 million. According to the documents, more than $7 million was owed to more than 185 unsecured creditors, while another $11.1 million was owed to contractor Taurus Site Services Inc., for which Loranger is listed as the contact on the Fort Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce site.Loranger is the director for one of Taurus’ subsidiaries, Taurus Investment Group Inc., which was among the companies that signed an agreement with Clearview Township to hold the event. Taurus owns the land on which part of the festival was supposed to be held. READ MOREROXODUS PARENT COMPANY FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY OWING $18 MILLIONFab Loranger, one of the principals of MF Live is an owner of Taurus Projects based in Alberta.Some of the larger creditors include Eventbrite $5 million, $84,000 to Porta Kleen, $522,000 to Star Security and $11.088 million to Taurus Site Services Inc.Other major creditors include Alliance Agri-Turf Inc., in Bolton ($74,000), A2B Haulage in Midhurst ($36,000), DLG Farm Drainage in Elmvale ($71,830), Horseshoe Resort ($86,540), Neil Ryan ($94,500), Starline Production of Mississauga ($70,455), Stayner Timber Mart ($25,390), The Hamptons Hotel in Wasaga Beach ($59,000) and celebrity chefs Lynn Crawford ($11,300) and Massimo Capra ($8,475).The first meeting of creditors will take place on July 30 in Toronto. Grant Thornton has been appointed as the trustee for the case. READ MORE Advertisement read more
During his speech, Louie talked about the importance of unity in business between native and non-native communities.Louie is a strong believer that business is a two-way street and that neighbours need to support each other in order to be successful.“We’re only a band of 540 people. None of our businesses would survive without the non-native people, companies supporting our businesses. So I tell my people that I want you gassing up in town once in a while. I want you playing in the golf course in town once in a while. I want you to be seen leaving some of your money at non-native businesses because we expect them to come to our Res and be our customers, business is a two-way street. That’s how the regional treaty relationship was meant to be.”As a supporter of the natural resource industry, Louie says anyone who is against it is a hypocrite as everything we use in our lives, from our homes to electronics, comes from the resource industry.Chief Louie also touched on how Indian Affairs is a failed formula and the importance of restoring native languages.For upcoming Chamber events, you can visit fsjchamber.com. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – In honour of Aboriginal Awareness and Celebration Day, the Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce was host to an evening of ‘Creating Energy – an Indigenous Celebration’ on June 12 at the Lido Theatre.As part of the Indigenous celebrations, there was traditional drumming, a traditional meal, and a keynote speaker.The keynote speaker for the night was Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Band. read more
Rabat – After France won the final match against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup in Russia, violent riots broke out in Paris.Following Sunday night’s World Cup win, shops were damaged and looted along the Champs-Elysees, including Drugstore Publicis, Adidas, Intermarché, the French news outlet Actu17 reported. Newsstands were also set on fire and windows were smashed, such as those of the Bistro Romain restaurant and the PSG shop.The police chief announced that 102 people were arrested and 90 were placed in custody, Actu17 said. According to the same source, groups of fans threw stones and other projectiles at riot police, who responded with tear gas and water cannons.?? Paris : Images des violences la nuit dernière sur les Champs-Élysées. Les forces de l’ordre caillassées ont répliqué par des canons à eau et moyens lacrymogènes. (images @ClementLanot) #Mondial2018 https://t.co/dvWgLuhpZ1 pic.twitter.com/FA5CVrbCbT— Actu17 (@Actu17) July 16, 2018In addition, 149 vehicles were burned during the celebration night in Île-de-France, according to LCI.Scenes of chaos lasted until around 4 a.m. Monday.The Prefecture of Police stated that 401 people were treated by firefighters and 70 people were hospitalized during the victory celebration. In the fan zone facing the Eiffel Tower, 445 people were rescued by firefighters from heat-related discomfort, according to Actu17.There were also serious riots in Lyon, where 20 vehicles and bins were burned, windows were broken, and street properties were damaged, the BFMTV reported on its website.Four men killed during the celebrationsThe Actu17 reported that a man on a motorcycle, wearing no helmet, was killed in a collision with a car and another motorcycle at the Champerret gate in Paris. The outlet also reported that an 18-year-old man was killed by several shotguns in the 13th district, an affair which was not linked to the World Cup celebration.The Daily Star also reported that a “50-year-old France fan died after breaking his neck when he jumped into a canal at the end of the team’s World Cup win,” in Annecy. Another man in his 30s crashed his car into a tree as he celebrated the win in nearby Saint-Felix, added the same outlet.France had mobilized approximately 110,000 security forces for the event, including more than 4,000 police and security forces in Paris, in case of chaos following France’s World Cup win. read more
2 May 2008An inter-agency United Nations fact-finding mission heads to the Maldives on Sunday for a six-day visit to determine whether the world body should provide assistance to forthcoming elections in the Indian Ocean island chain. The mission, which is being led by the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), is expected to meet with a broad range of people in the Maldives during the visit which follows a request from the Government, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters.These include senior Government officials, political leaders, diplomats, members of civil society, representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other important national actors.Multi-party presidential elections are expected to be held in the Maldives by October this year, with parliamentary polls likely to be held by early next year. read more
The US federal government fiscal year 2016 saw the fewest number of mining deaths in recorded history. With more than 13,000 mines through the United States, only 24 fatalities occurred between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), deaths dropped 30% from the 2013 level. Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, Joseph Main, attributes the historic safe period to increased cooperation between MSHA and the mining community.“The safety and health of our nation’s mining workforce is paramount to SME, and we are pleased to see the industry’s progress toward achieving the goal of zero fatalities and a 50% reduction in the rate of injuries by 2020,” stated SME Executive Director David Kanagy. “Mine safety and education are extremely important, as evidenced by our creation of a Health and Safety Division, an increase in the number of technical sessions and symposia focused on worker safety, and SME’s endorsement of the National Mining Association’s CORESafety initiative.”Speaking at the annual Training Resources Applied to Mining conference, Main also praised the industry’s continued efforts to improve the air quality at mining operations, with average respirable dust levels for underground coal mines dropping to historic low levels of 0.64 milligrams of coal dust per cubic metre of air, down from 0.70 milligrams in 2015. To read the MSHA news release, visit www.msha.gov/newsmedia/press-releases/2016/10/11/mining-deaths-respirable-dust-samples-drop-historic-lows-fy read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The historic mansion Glynt Manor is for sale, with hair and make-up artists Demetri and Lila Sideropoulos knocking $500,000 off their original asking price. According to The Australian, the Greek couple, whose celebrity clients include Matt Damon, Russell Crowe and Bert Newton, first bought the house in 2009 and thoroughly renovated it into a family home and bed and breakfast. The renovation of the gothic Mount Martha manor, built in 1910, was showcased in an SBS documentary Demetri’s Castle.After spending a few months on the market last year at $6.5 million, it’s back, with $500,000 shaved off the price. The Sideropouloses are selling so they can pursue opportunities overseas. “We don’t get attached to things,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. “It was more for the makeover. We like doing projects and are now looking forward to what we can create elsewhere. We’re keen to sell, as long as we achieve around that figure ($6 million).” “The interiors have been modernised without compromising on the feel of the property,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. “Everyone who walks in says you can feel the love, it’s got a really nice feel to it. It’s very peaceful and private. People come and stay and they feel they’ve stayed a week.” The property could remain a residential bed and breakfast or easily be converted back to a single family home. “We live in one end of the building, in what would have been the servants quarters,” Mrs Sideropoulos said. There are nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms, and the block is about 8100 square metres. For inquiries, call Collier’s International. read more
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Several discussions and negotiations have been taking place with Greek companies wanting to trade with Australia through contacts made at last year’s Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HACCI) Trade Mission. This month, HACCI will be following up with companies and getting updates on progress. At the end of January, HACCI’s Trade Director George Iliopoulos has been invited to visit the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair (TIF) in Greece. The previous trade visit to Australia from Greece was one of the most important in recent years, boasting over 150 B2B meetings as well as a full program of presentations and events both in Melbourne and Sydney. A spokesperson from HACCI added that they are already in discussions with TIF for follow up trade visits both here and in Greece. read more
RelatedPosts Las Vegas Sands’ Singapore integrated resort, Marina Bay Sands (MBS), has launched a new employment drive aiming to add another 700 positions to its current 10,000-strong workforce.MBS hosted its latest job fair on Sunday 24 and Monday 25 February as part of its plan to reach 11,000 employees by the end of 2019. The new positions on offer include everything from “bartenders to sous chefs, security guards to butlers and slot attendants”, the company said. Japan to conduct nationwide prefectural survey to confirm IR intentions Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR Osaka approves Yumeshima site for commercial development in latest IR move MBS also announced that it will roll out a new scheme offering local employees flexible work arrangements plus benefits, with weekly work hours of between 12 and 22 hours for those adopting the scheme.It follows the introduction of a Cross-Deployment Scheme in 2018, starting with its hotel operations arm. The programme allows staff to spend time in different job functions in the hotel, training and learning new skills in Front Office, F&B, Guest Services, Valet and Housekeeping.“A successful hotelier is a master of all trades,” said Pek Chin Siong, Vice President of Hotel Operations. “He can be a butler to our VIP guests, control the movement of vehicular traffic, while ensuring our hotel rooms are quickly turned over in time for check in. These skill sets are even more acutely needed in a hotel as dynamic and fast-moving as Marina Bay Sands.” read more
New Delhi, Aug 2: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury hit out at the government on Friday over a security advisory issued for the Amarnath pilgrims and tourists in the Kashmir valley, saying Parliament should have been taken into confidence before sending out such a missive. In a tweet, the Left leader also alleged that rumours were being allowed to fester in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Trinamool, BJP activists scuffle at Dilip Ghosh’s event Advertise With Us The Jammu and Kashmir government asked the Amarnath pilgrims and tourists on Friday to immediately make necessary arrangements to cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible in the wake of intelligence inputs of “specific terror threats” to the pilgrimage. The principal secretary (home) of the state issued a security advisory, saying pilgrims and tourists “may curtail their stay” and “return as soon as possible”. Also Read – NRC in Assam to be released: list to finalize if a person is Indian or Foreigner Advertise With Us “Parliament is in session. Why isn’t the PM taking the House into confidence? The panic and rumours allowed to fester in J&K are helping nobody,” Yechury said in the tweet. The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader also tagged a news report about the security advisory issued by the Jammu and Kashmir government along with his tweet. read more
Twitter/WimbledonThe Australian Open 2019 champion Novak Djokovic missed the French Open, but he clinched the victory in Wimbledon beating the 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer.The first set of the Grand Slam men’s tennis match ended with a tiebreaker and Djokovic took the first set 7-6. But Federer refused to be dominated by the current world No 1 and took the second set 6-1.The third set was equally exciting and the defending champion took the set after the second tiebreaker of the match 7-6.Even though Federer could not beat the top seed in the first and third set, the world No 3 took breakpoints in the fourth set to damage Djokovic’s confidence. The 2018 Wimbledon champion minimized the gap after taking a breakpoint, but Federer was determined to take the set and finally did it 6-4.In the 5th and the decider set the 32-year-old with his jaw-dropping skills defeated the 37-year-old Federer and clinched his 5th victory matching Björn Borg after winning the tie break 12 (7)- 12 (3).Prior to this match n terms of head to head records the Swiss star Federer had defeated Djokovic 22 times, while the world No 1 has clinched the victory 25 times.These two stars of the tennis universe met in 2006 at ATP Masters 1000 Monte Carlo, in Monaco for the first time and in the round of 64 matches, the G.O.A.T beat Djokovic 6-3, 2-6, 6-3.In the last three battles between this duo that includes 2016 Australian Open, 2018 ATP Masters 1000 Cincinnati and ATP Masters 1000 Paris, now 16-time grand slam winner Djokovic defeated Federer. Two of them were semi-final matches and another one was Cincinnati final.It should be noted that Djokovic, who was earlier coached by German legend Boris Becker, won 13 final matches against Federer, while the Swiss ace only managed to win 6. read more
Share COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO LIBRARY, VIA JOSE CISNEROSA painting by Jose Cisneros depicting what some say was the first Thanksgiving celebration in North America, when Spanish colonists broke bread with the Mansos, a tribe native to the present-day El Paso area.It’s common knowledge that in 1621 the first Thanksgiving was celebrated at Plymouth. But some say the “real” first Thanksgiving took place over 20 years before near present day El Paso, when at least 400 Spaniards, in an exploration led by Juan de Oñate, feasted with the Mansos tribe.Like any good Thanksgiving discussion, there’s a thread of discord sown through that narrative. While everyone recognizes its importance in the history of North America, some argue that, unlike the feast at Plymouth, it’s not a harvest festival.Capt. Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá authored an in-depth account of Oñate’s voyage. CREDIT WIKIPEDIAThe seeds of Oñate’s expedition were planted a few years before the feast. Oñate was born into wealth and plied his trade for years as a silver miner near his hometown of Zacatecas throughout his twenties, meanwhile helping establish smaller missions in the area. Because of his experience as both a prospector and, as he saw it, a capable amateur conquistador, he began petitioning the King Philip II for permission to explore, Catholicize and colonize Nuevo Mexico.After years of petitioning provincial governors, Oñate was granted his contract in 1595 and his party launched three years later in 1598, leaving with an estimate 400 to 500 people and around 7,000 head of cattle.The 50-day journey across the Chihuahua Desert was unforgiving to the expedition. Their provisions ran out quickly and the desert provided little respite in the form of running water or rainfall. But, after five days without water, the party finally spotted the banks of the Rio Grande. Capt. Gaspar Pérez de Villagrá, who provided an extensive written record of the trek:The gaunt horses approached the rolling stream and plunged headlong into it. Two of them drank so much that they burst their sides and died. Two others, blinded by their raving thirst, plunged so far into the stream that they were caught in its swift current and drowned. Our men… threw themselves into the water and drank as though the entire river did not carry enough to quench their terrible thirst. Then satisfied, they threw themselves upon the cool sands, like foul wretches stretched upon some tavern floor in a drunken orgy, deformed and swollen and more like toads than men.Ten days later on April 30, 1598, Oñate decided to celebrate both the near scrape with death in the desert and the party’s arrival at San Elizario. However, the festivities also served to announce “La Toma” – an announcement that staked Spain’s claim on the Rio Grande and all its tributaries, marking the inauguration of Spain’s more than 200-year reign over what would become Texas and much of the southwest.“We built a great bonfire and roasted the meat and fish, and then all sat down to a repast the like of which we had never enjoyed before,” Villagrá wrote. “We were happy that our trials were over; as happy as were the passengers in the Ark when they saw the dove returning with the olive branch in his beak, bringing tidings that the deluge had subsided.”Oñate extended the invitation to the nearby Mansos tribe and held a mass that both commemorated La Toma and prayed for an end to the crippling drought that had affected the region.While the feast didn’t completely incorporate all the trappings of a traditional Anglo, harvest-centric Thanksgiving celebrations, some argue it qualifies as the first, as it’s a celebration between both European colonists and natives of the New World. Whether it is the “real” first Thanksgiving is up for debate. Even those in San Elizario, which reenacts the festival every year, say the event’s been overshadowed by its focus on Thanksgiving and hasn’t reconciled the importance of La Toma. Al Borrego, president of the San Elizario Genealogical and Historical Society, even referred to the event as “Thanks-taking” in an El Paso Times article last year. Still, that’s not even the only claim to the first Thanksgiving in Texas, according to the Texas Almanac. A historical marker outside of Canyon claimed Francisco Vázquez de Coronado celebrated the first Thanksgiving near the Palo Duro Canyon in 1541 – though some debate whether that was a true Thanksgiving or a celebration of the Feast of the Ascension, which falls in the spring. And the first official Thanksgiving in Texas was declared by Gov. George Wood, setting the date for the first Thursday in December.However, the feast on the Rio Grande does have a historical credit none of the other Texan Thanksgivings can boast. As the celebration concluded, one of Oñate’s captains, Marcos Farfán de los Godos, performed a play, which some say is the first written theatrical performance in the history of what is now the United States.To this day, the Thanksgiving at San Elizario is the only one officially recognized by Texas. Both houses of the legislature commemorated the event in 1990 with an honorary resolution and former Gov. Rick Perry marked the day as the official day of the first Thanksgiving, according to the Legislative Reference Library.Copyright 2016 KUT-FM. To see more, visit KUT-FM. read more
Credit: © Jessica Fujii Explore further Citation: Genetic study of sea otters suggests very long history of tool use (2017, March 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-03-genetic-sea-otters-history-tool.html © 2017 Phys.org Endangered sea otters fly into France (Phys.org)—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. has found via genetic analysis that tool use by sea otters appears to go back hundreds of thousands or even millions of years. In their paper published in the journal Biology Letters, the team describes how they looked for genetic differences between groups of otters and compared their findings with tool use in bottlenose dolphins to learn more about the history of tool use in marine animals. Journal information: Biology Letters Tool use by land animals, particularly primates and birds, has been extensively studied, the researchers note, but little attention has been paid to tool use by marine animals. In this new effort, they looked at sea otters, which use rocks to break open shelled prey. They also studied bottlenose dolphins, which use sponges to protect their noses as they search among sharp rocks for food.To measure how long otters have been using tools, the team conducted a genetic analysis on several specimens from multiple sites across the Pacific Ocean to determine how closely related they were to one another. They worked under the assumption that if groups of otters that used tools were more closely related to other otter tool users than to non-users, then it was likely tool use was a relatively recent development because it had not permeated to all otters everywhere. But, they found, this was not the case at all—otters that used tools were found to be no more related to other tool users than to groups that did not use tools. When the team conducted the same type of analyses on dolphins, they found the opposite to be true. Groups that used sponges were more closely related to one another than to other groups of the same species that did not use sponges. This, the researchers contend, suggests that sea otters have been using tools for so many generations that it is now part of their basic makeup, which would take hundreds of thousands or millions of years to come about—possibly going back to the time when our human ancestors first began using tools. The bottle nosed dolphins, on the other hand, appear to be part of a group of tool users going back just a few hundred years. More information: Mitogenomes and relatedness do not predict frequency of tool-use by sea otters, Biology Letters, rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.or … .1098/rsbl.2016.0880AbstractMany ecological aspects of tool-use in sea otters are similar to those in Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Within an area, most tool-using dolphins share a single mitochondrial haplotype and are more related to each other than to the population as a whole. We asked whether sea otters in California showed similar genetic patterns by sequencing mitogenomes of 43 otters and genotyping 154 otters at 38 microsatellite loci. There were six variable sites in the mitogenome that yielded three haplotypes, one found in only a single individual. The other two haplotypes contained similar percentages (33 and 36%) of frequent tool-users and a variety of diet types. Microsatellite analyses showed that snail specialists, the diet specialist group that most frequently used tools, were no more related to each other than to the population as a whole. The lack of genetic association among tool-using sea otters compared with dolphins may result from the length of time each species has been using tools. Tool-use in dolphins appears to be a relatively recent innovation (less than 200 years) but sea otters have probably been using tools for many thousands or even millions of years. 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. read more
Storage Drive Size Storage Drive Type Display Size Review Not Tested 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Warranty / Support Graphics Memory Looking up and down Apple’s revised iPad lineup, the newly reborn iPad Air appears to remix all of the company’s best tablet features together. The iPad Air packs Apple’s fast A12 Bionic chip and support for the Smart Keyboard, a first for a non-Pro iPad. And at $499, it’s half the price of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and $170 more than the regular iPad.article continued below Its bright, colorful, crisp 10.5-inch screen falls in a particularly sweet spot as well, giving you a great canvas for multitasking and gaming. Toss in fantastic battery life, and you get the best mid-size tablet we’ve seen in a while. iPad Air price and availability The iPad Air starts at $499 with 64GB of storage, which is enough for most, especially those that store photos and files in an iCloud account. A 256GB storage option is available at $649. You can upgrade to cellular LTE connectivity for an extra $130, a perk I’ve been begging Apple to offer on the next MacBook Pro. This would mean the difference between relying on airport Wi-Fi, or carrying a hotspot everywhere, as not everyone has a cellular plan that includes mobile hotspot capabilities. The iPad Air supports Apple’s $99 iPad Pencil (1st Gen) and a $159 Smart Keyboard cover. Design The new iPad Air is a larger iPad, which makes it a much-larger iPad mini, which is to say we’re all familiar with this machined aluminium design (available in silver, space gray and gold). Sure, its side bezels are slimmer than those of the original 2012 iPad Air, but if I were packing a bag in a rush, I might not notice the difference. This isn’t a bad thing, mind you, as the top and bottom bezels (also called the forehead and chin), look a lot less chunky on this 10.5-inch design than on the new 7.9-inch iPad Mini. The new 10.5-inch iPad Air weighs 1 pound and measures 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.24 inches, which makes it heavier than, but just as thin as, the new 7.9-inch iPad mini (0.68 ounces / 8 x 5.3 x .24 inches). It’s a hair lighter and thinner than the 9.7-inch iPad (1.05 pounds, 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.29 inches) and the 10.1-inch Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus (1.1 pounds, 9.7 x 6.8 x 0.28 inches). With the Smart Keyboard attached, the iPad Air measures a slightly chunkier 0.5 inches and weighs about 50 percent more, at 1.56 pounds. Having carried the iPad Air around with and without its Smart Keyboard, I prefer holding it with the attached accessory, which provides a grippier surface. While I’d love the iPad Air to ditch its Lightning port for the USB Type-C port seen in the iPad Pro, I’m happy its other “retro” port — the 3.5mm headphone jack — is still around. I’m not sure why this tablet gets a feature that the iPad Pro doesn’t, but I’m not complaining. The Touch ID fingerprint sensor has also stuck around (Face ID has yet to replace it), and still unlocks the tablet almost instantly. Display When watching a 4K version of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on the iPad Air, I was giddy with the tablet’s image quality. The red-and-blue hues of young Miles Morales’ Spider-Man costume popped off the screen as he interrogated Peter B. Parker. Skipping around the movie, I stopped in awe when I saw the seafoam-green walls of Kingpin’s Super Collider, which looked absolutely electric on the screen. The dark corners of the subway tunnels in the movie looked pretty rich to me, despite the iPad Air not using an OLED display. The iPad Air’s 2224 x 1668-pixel panel is also great for crisp images, as those tiny Ben-Day dots that permeate every object and person in the Spider-Verse look extremely sharp on this 264 pixel-per-inch display. When watching a 4K version of Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse on the iPad Air, I was giddy with the tablet’s image quality. According to our colorimeter, the iPad Air produces a high 132 percent of the sRGB spectrum, which jumps over the 116 percent average, the 119 percent rating from the 9.7-inch iPad and the 109 percent rating from the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus. The new iPad mini posted a slightly higher 135 percent. The iPad Air’s screen gets pretty bright, emitting up to 425 nits of brightness, besting the 409-nit category average and the 400-nit Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus. The new iPad mini (490 nits) and the 9.7-inch iPad (489 nits) get even brighter. The Air’s screen is so bright that it offers a superb range of viewing angles, with colors looking true even when I’m examining its panel from 85 degrees to the left or right. MORE: Best Tablet 2019 – Top Tablets on the Market As I’ve navigated the iPad Air’s home screen and apps with taps and swipes, I’ve noticed that this touch-screen display continues Apple’s history of excellent input-tracking accuracy. You’ll appreciate that responsiveness as you drag apps up from the dock for split-view and swipe them in and out for a third “slide-over” app. Smart Keyboard, Apple Pencil The iPad Air is the first tablet outside the iPad Pro line to both support the Apple Pencil and feature a Smart Connector for use with Apple’s Smart Keyboard cover. And while I’m delighted to see these two perks finally arrive, it just makes me want more. The iPad’s Air Smart Keyboard ($159 extra) offers a decent typing experience. Despite its keys being quite shallow, with 1.1 millimeters of travel (we look for at least 1.5 mm), I was able to type comfortably at 73 words per minute (with 98 percent accuracy) on the 10FastFingers.com typing test. That’s below my regular 80 words per minute (98 percent accuracy) average, but I’m OK with the trade-offs. The biggest issue with the Smart Keyboard is its high price, especially since this is not the latest version of the keyboard. Fortunately, you can pair this tablet with any Bluetooth keyboard, though the benefit of the Smart Keyboard is how neatly it folds into the tablet as a display cover for travel. The iPad Air supports the Apple Pencil ($99 extra), which works just as well as ever. When I handed the tablet and stylus to my colleague Remy Zimmerman, a graphic designer, she whipped together a gorgeous-looking avocado in the Procreate drawing app, mixing greens, yellows and browns together in the app while drawing a mix of thin and wide strokes on screen. I wish the Air supported the 2nd Gen Apple Pencil, which is currently limited to the iPad Pro. Sure, that device only charges via magnetic connections, and there’s no such edge on the iPad Air’s design. But its matte barrel feels much more natural than the glossy (and a bit too slick) 1st Gen Apple Pencil. Plus, the process of connecting the Apple Pencil to the Lightning port on the bottom of the iPad Air still feels awkward, like something’s going to break. Performance The iPad Air’s A12 Bionic system-on-chip (which features a Neural Engine for machine learning and the M12 co-processor) provides plenty of speed for such apps as Procreate and Pixelmator Photos to enable snappy creative experiences. This processor can also handle more-traditional laptop-like usage as well. Splitting its screen between the Bear text editor and nine tabs in Safari, I was able to quickly jump, without any stuttering, between tabs about Tucson, Arizona, and plan out my upcoming trip, even with the Music app active as the third slide-over app. I found the limits of the Air only by switching the third open app to YouTube, where I opened a 1080p clip from the VideoGameDunkey channel. Then, I saw Safari tabs taking a moment to refresh when I reopened them by clicking Cmd+Tab to cycle through open pages. The iPad Air’s A12 Bionic processor provides plenty of speed for apps such as Procreate and Pixelmator Photos to enable snappy creative experiences. On the Geekbench 4 general-performance test, the iPad Air notched a solid 11,471, more than twice the 5,600 tablet average. The new iPad mini (also packing the A12 and M12 chips) scored a similar 11,515, while we saw a lower 5,983 from the 9.7-inch iPad (Apple A10 Fusion) and a 4,097 from the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus (Qualcomm Snapdragon 625). Gaming The iPad Air is one of the best tablets for gaming, thanks to its speed, large screen, access to a wide range of iOS games and its augmented reality perks. As I played NBA 2K Mobile I was impressed by the visual effects, including the beads of sweat on the neck and back of Frank Ntilikina, who moved smoothly up and down the court at Madison Square Garden. (The fans, on the other hand, looked realistically bored and disappointed with the ever-underperforming squad). Indie game Donut County, where you navigate a sinkhole around California, looks even better on the iPad Air’s 10.5-inch screen than it does on my iPhone XS Max. Even as phones get larger and larger, apps just look better on larger canvases, where you have more space to enjoy the cartoonish visuals of a giant donut shop and its workers falling through the earth. I also got to enjoy a couple of augmented-reality apps on the iPad Air. In Avo!, I doodled lines on my screen to direct an avocado with googly eyes around my coffee table, and in Ghostbusters World, Slimer appeared in my bedroom, where I got to zap him on screen when he levitated in front of my TV. In each app, the AR objects handled object-detection well, and moved fluidly without issue. MORE: 21 Best Education Apps for Your iPad On the 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited test, the iPad Air earned a great 77,385, easily toppling the 26,854 tablet average, the 37,117 from the 9.7-inch iPad and the 13,801 from the Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus. Apps One of the most impressive apps I’ve tested on the iPad Air is Pixelmator Photo, currently in its final beta, which provides a really neat trick. Its ML button applies Machine Learning-based intelligence based on thousands of improved photos to instantly make your photos look starkly more realistic. (That’s where the A12 Bionic chip comes in.) Testing it out on a photo of a nightclub I shot in a back alley in London, a tap of the ML button instantly fixed the white balance of the image. Because of this, the van parked outside the venue gained a more natural white, and the pink design on the towel taped to it also cleaned up nicely, and you could see the dark gray (not black) tone of the marker-written words “SECRET GIRL GANG CLUBHOUSE.” It’s a much faster alternative to re-touching shots in VSCO, my current means of image doctoring, which can often lead to images that look unnatural and oversaturated. Testing a beta version of the Moleskine Flow drawing and writing app, I saw loads of potential in the app that could provide an alternative to using a real notebook, as it packs tons of writing utensils and an unlimited set of pages in a clean aesthetic. Unfortunately, I noticed a slight latency in my input in Flow when compared to using the Pencil in the Apple Notes app. Hopefully, this is something that gets solved in development. Audio Luniz’s “I Got 5 On Us” sounded great on the iPad Air as it filled my loft’s living room with accurate bass, crisp drums and clear synths. The iPad also handily reproduced James Blake’s soulful “Where’s the Catch?” with the singer’s plaintive, serene vocals coming through accurately. Battery Life The iPad Air is a trooper when it comes to endurance. The Laptop Mag Battery Test (web surfing at 150 nits) took 11 hours and 54 minutes to drain the slate of its charge, a time that beats the 10:16 tablet average and the 10:07 time from the 9.7-inch iPad by nearly 2 hours. The new iPad mini (12:40) and Lenovo Tab 4 10 Plus (13:06) last longer. Cameras Photography is definitely not a strength of the iPad Air.. I’m not just saying that because of how awkward I looked as I snapped photos with a 10.5-inch tablet, either. The 8-megapixel and front 7-MP cameras just aren’t very impressive. I was able to eek out decent selfies and shots of street art in downtown Manhattan — with accurate hues of spray paint and sharp details for my stubble — but only with the help of ample daylight (Though too much light caused sections of photos to be overexposed.) Fortunately, Pixelmator Photos’ MR button helped salvage those images. The rear cam’s ƒ/2.4 aperture (higher is worse) is partly to blame, as the iPad Air’s shooter lets in less than the wide-angle (ƒ/1.8 aperture) camera on the back of my iPhone XS Max. The iPad Air’s selfie cam sports an ƒ/2.2 aperture, the same as the selfie shooter on the iPhone XS. Both cameras are surprisingly zoomed in, which didn’t help, either. If I were giving this iPad to a relative, I’d advise them to keep using the phone in their pocket, as it’s also easier to hold in one hand than the 10.5-inch iPad Air. Instead, the iPad Air’s cameras are best suited for use in augmented-reality apps. iPad mini vs. New iPad Air vs 9.7-inch iPad: What should you buy? As Apple’s iPad lineup grows, the decision about which iPad is best for you becomes harder. The newly updated iPad mini is so similar to the iPad Air regarding battery life, screen quality and performance that any decision between those two comes down to three questions. MORE: Best Laptops Under $500 The first is “Do you love to multitask?” because the iPad Air’s 10.5-inch screen is much better suited to having three apps open at once, accomplished by using split-view apps with a third that you “slide over” on top of one of the first two, as the 7.9-inch iPad mini’s screen is a bit cramped for all those apps. Next: “Do you prefer to use your tech with one or two hands?” The lighter, smaller iPad mini is ideal for single-hand use, while the large screen of the Air practically requires using both hands. Lastly: “What kind of reader are you?” While comic books look great on the iPad Air’s large screen, ebooks fit the smaller iPad mini’s screen a lot more naturally. But what about the cheaper $329 9.7-inch iPad, which is often marked down on Amazon (it’s on sale there for $249 at the time of publication). With its slower A10 Fusion chip and lack of Smart Keyboard support, I’d recommend this slate to those who are looking for a tablet primarily for web browsing, email and looking through their photos. That’s why it’s a good fit for younger students. Bottom Line The new iPad Air doesn’t reinvent anything about the tablet, but simply provides a great combination of Apple’s existing parts and pieces. If only it included Apple’s Smart Keyboard, it wouldn’t feel so pricey at $500 (which is enough for a decent laptop). Still, the iPad Air’s fantastic display, lengthy battery life and speedy performance place it in a league of its own. The $329 iPad will suffice for more modest users, but those who want a great tablet experience without breaking the bank should buy the iPad Air. 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Two moving cars collided in Arizona on Friday. If one of them hadn’t been fitted with Waymo self-driving tech, no one would have noticed.The crash occurred in Chandler, Ariz. when a Honda sedan swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid another accident. It then struck the Waymo van, which the company claims was operating in manual mode — which means the human behind the wheel was in charge — at the time.A video captured from the van’s own camera and released by Waymo shows the 5-second period leading up to the crash.[embedded content]The sequence of events seen in this short clip are pretty clear. The Honda swerved to avoid an oncoming vehicle in the intersection and seemed to momentarily lose control as it crossed the median. Waymo’s van, traveling in the center lane on the opposite side of the street, appears to have been a victim of circumstance.The whole thing happened very quickly and with little warning — faster than it seems here, even, as the video appears to be slowed down. Waymo’s human test driver, who sustained only minor injuries (thankfully), didn’t get out of the way in time. All eyes are on self-driving tech as companies like Waymo and Tesla continue to fine-tune their work on products that could, in the long run, lead to fewer vehicle collisions overall. The PR side of their work has been set back in recent months by a number of high-profile incidents with unfortunate outcomes.In March, the driver of a Tesla Model X was killed while the vehicle’s autonomous Autopilot mode was active. Just a few days earlier, a self-driving Uber in Arizona struck and killed a pedestrian, leading the ridesharing company to suspend its driverless program.This particular crash didn’t end in tragedy, and it isn’t even a PR disaster for Waymo. But the widespread news coverage of what is otherwise a simple, two-car wreck only serves to demonstrate just how sensitive we are in this current moment to an up-and-coming technology. Image: dustin drankoski/mashableBy Adam Rosenberg2018-05-05 15:38:11 UTC read more
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