HALIFAX – The partner of a Halifax man convicted of murdering a woman he met at a downtown bar has written a glowing letter to a judge about Christopher Garnier, calling him a kind, genuine and thoughtful person.Brittany Francis’s letter is one of 31 letters of support submitted to Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Joshua Arnold as part of Garnier’s parole ineligibility hearing and made public Tuesday.Garnier strangled 36-year-old Catherine Campbell, an off-duty Truro police constable, and used a compost bin to dump her body near a harbour bridge on Sept. 11, 2015.In her letter dated April 4, Francis — Garnier’s common-law spouse — said that the 30-year-old Garnier has changed her life, taught her how to love herself, and has helped her to grow as a person.She added: “I love him more today than I ever have.”“I consider myself incredibly lucky to call Christopher my significant other,” Francis wrote to Arnold, who presided over Garnier’s trial and his parole ineligibility hearing.“He truly is the best kind of person inside and out,” she wrote. “He saved me from me and (has) given me something to look forward to for the future — our future.”In December, a jury convicted Garnier of second-degree murder and interfering with human remains.The Crown argues Garnier should have to serve 16 years before he’s able to apply for parole, while the defence argues for a parole ineligibility period of 10 years.Garnier’s father, Vince Garnier, wrote a letter appealing for leniency in the case.“Chris and our family think about Catherine and her family daily. When Chris says (repeatedly) to us that he would gladly give his life to have her back with her family, I know that he is truly sincere,” Vince Garnier wrote in his March 26 letter.“The tremendously tragic event … caused Chris to developed post-traumatic stress disorder, consequences of which have caused him to have night terrors, flashbacks, difficult sleeping, hypervigilance and more.”Vince Garnier said while his son was on bail, he enrolled in an online program at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., with a goal of one day obtaining a psychology degree and working in the criminal justice system. He said his son “saw a gap in the system whereby inmates with mental health disorders are not being treated effectively,” and wants to help.“I was, and still am, so very proud of him. With the utmost sincerity, Chris was, and is, my life,” said Vince Garnier of his only child.He detailed a list of goals his son wrote on a brown cardboard toilet paper roll while he was in custody after his arrest: 1. Hug everyone 2. Help people 3. Show Brittany the Cabot trail 4. Restart my career 5. Start a family 6. Spend all my time with loved ones 7. See the world 8. Cherish every second 9. Make a difference in the world and people’s lives.He also requested that his son be sent to a medium- or minimum-security prison, arguing he wouldn’t get the help he needs for his post-traumatic stress disorder at a maximum-security facility.Christopher Garnier’s parole ineligibility hearing got underway Monday, but was adjourned after legal issues arose.The Crown said seven to 10 victim impact statements have been filed as part of the parole ineligibility hearing.Expert testimony from two defence witnesses who have examined Garnier’s mental health and sentencing arguments will also be heard when the case returns to court Aug. 27.Garnier had argued at his trial that Campbell died accidentally during rough sex.He is appealing his conviction in part because he says police interview tactics elicited a false confession.Follow (at)AlyThomson on Twitter.
RICHMOND, B.C. – Insufficient route planning and the absence of a dedicated lookout contributed to a tourist vessel running aground during a bear-watching excursion off Vancouver Island in October 2016, the Transportation Safety Board says.Twenty-six passengers and two crew members had to be rescued after the Stellar Sea hit a rock during a trip organized by Jamie’s Whaling Station out of Tofino, B.C. Two passengers fell and suffered minor injuries when the vessel halted abruptly.Nine of the passengers were picked up soon after the 12-metre vessel grounded in Warn Bay, but a falling tide caused the ship to tilt and forced the remaining 17 passengers to wait on a nearby rock until they were rescued.“Although the reduced manning level of two was allowed by Transport Canada, the investigation found that two crew members were insufficient to maintain an adequate lookout for navigational hazards and ensure that the master was able to focus on navigating and avoiding hazards during the voyage,” the report says. “No one saw the rock in time to prevent the vessel from running aground.”A spokesman for Jamie’s Whaling Station said they will be reviewing the board’s report to see where procedures can be enhanced.“We know the well-being of our passengers and crew depends on us and we take that responsibility seriously,” Ryan Teremy said in an email statement.The safety board report released Thursday says the ship’s captain did not use the chart plotter and echo sounder system to their full potential while navigating what it describes as a challenging marine environment filled with numerous hazards, including rocks, reefs and a large tidal range.The report also says Jamie’s Whaling Station did not notify the coast guard for more than four hours after the grounding and not until all the passengers were safe. Neither the master nor the company issued any kind of distress signal, as required by both federal regulation and company policy.“It is critical that masters and companies of small passenger vessels alert search-and-rescue services as soon as possible after an accident takes place. Doing so provides search-and-rescue resources with more time to plan the rescue and increases the chances of a successful rescue,” the report says.“For example, in situations where people have entered the water, timeliness is paramount, given the high risk of hypothermia and drowning.”The report says Jamie’s Whaling Station updated its emergency procedures last March to emphasize the requirement to contact the coast guard in an emergency, and increased the frequency of its safety drills.Teremy said Jamie’s Whaling Station agrees with the board’s criticism about not immediately contacting the coast guard, a move he said failed to meet company standards.“We fully agree this should have been done,” Teremy said. “We know we must do better.”The Stellar Sea was refloated two days after it ran aground and was towed to nearby Ucluelet for inspection and repairs.Jamie’s Whaling Station also owns the Leviathan II, a whale-watching vessel that capsized after it was hit by a rogue wave in October 2015, throwing 27 people into the water and killing six.— By Geordon Omand in Vancouver. Follow @gwomand on Twitter.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version said the TSB report found the chart plotter and echo sounder system were not used.
MONTREAL – A Montreal man who is charged with the attempted murder of his pregnant partner has been ordered to stand trial in the slaying of the baby she was carrying.Sofiane Ghazi was charged last year with first-degree murder, attempted murder and several other counts.The newborn died in hospital shortly after being delivered by emergency C-section following the alleged attack on the woman, who was eight months pregnant.Prosecutors and defence lawyers told reporters Thursday they differ on whether the fetus was legally considered a living being, but a judge ruled it would be up to a jury to decide.The evidence heard during the preliminary hearing is subject to a publication ban.According to the Criminal Code, a child is considered a human being once it has completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of its mother, whether or not it has breathed, has independent circulation or whether the umbilical cord has been cut.A trial date has not yet been set and Ghazi remains detained pending his next court date in April.
Rock icon Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe has sent a letter urging the mayor of Yellville, Arkansas, to put an end to the city’s cruel annual “turkey drop,” in which live turkeys are thrown out of planes during the Turkey Trot festival.“I’ve met some wild Arkansans over the years while touring there with Mötley Crüe, and I thought I’d heard it all,” he wrote. “But I just heard from my friends at PETA about a twisted Ozark ritual that even the most deranged headbanger couldn’t invent: dropping live turkeys from a plane as the “entertainment” at the “family-friendly” Turkey Trot festival. I’m writing to add my voice to the thousands of others asking you to help deep-six this sick stunt.“Arkansas offers plenty of cool outdoor gatherings that don’t rely on sadism, from the Lights of the Ozarks and the Mountain View Bluegrass Festival to my favorite: Wild Women Wednesday at Pinnacle Mountain State Park. If those attending the Turkey Trot want blood and guts, they can hit the Sun Valley Cinema afterward and see the newest slasher movie.“Yellville’s event was just dubbed a “festival of cruelty” by a conservative columnist and a “horrific act of abuse” by a poultry science professor at the University of Arkansas.”
TORONTO – Rogers Communications Inc. expects to ramp up marketing for its new Ignite TV service through the second half of this year as its “connected home” strategy builds momentum, chief executive Joe Natale said Thursday.“Don’t look at Ignite as sort of a big bang or one-day wonder. It’s really meant to be a rolling campaign that will build over time,” Natale told analysts in a conference call after Rogers announced strong second-quarter results.Natale said he believes the connected home concept — including voice-activated control of home security, lighting, temperature control and entertainment — represents a shift “similar to the smartphone revolution.”The company has started a phased “awareness and advertising” campaign for Ignite TV, following a limited roll-out during the second quarter, he said.Natale said Rogers Cable has a competitive advantage because its entire residential footprint is capable of delivering internet data speeds of one gigabit per second — at the high end of current home technology.He added that he company wasn’t hurt by recent promotional activity by its main competitor, Bell Canada.In June, Bell was offering a gigabit-per-second home internet package with unlimited data for $79.95 in parts of Toronto where its fibre-to-the-home service is available.About the same time, Rogers dropped the monthly cost for its gigabit service for new customers to $79.99 for 12 months, from $152.99, across its full network in Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.“I’m not going to get into a sort of details of our marketing strategy. But I would say this to you, that we’re getting success across our footprint,” Natale said.The number of Rogers internet subscribers grew 23,000 by in the three months ended June 30, the most for a second quarter since 2005, he said.Natale said the company’s wireless division — which accounts for more than half of overall revenue for Rogers — also did well with seven per cent year-over-year revenue growth.During the quarter, Rogers says it added 122,000 net new postpaid wireless subscribers, the most for a second quarter in nine years. Postpaid churn for wireless customers declined to 1.01 per cent, the best quarter in nearly a decade.Net income for the quarter rose two per cent to $538 million or $1.04 per diluted share, up from $528 million or $1.02 per diluted share a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Rogers earned $1.07 per diluted share — above the analyst estimate of $1.05 per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Overall revenue was in line with estimates at $3.76 billion, up from $3.62 billion.Companies in this story: (TSX:RCI.B, TSX:BCE)
A Sri Lankan Navy sailor died while undergoing diving training at Naval base in Kochi, India, the Press Trust of India reported.The Navy said that the 39-year-old Petty Officer (Diving) YPNR Weerasinghe, while carrying out a practice dive in the Ernakulam Channel as part of routine training procedure, failed to surface. “The sailor was administered prompt first aid, and evacuated to the Naval Hospital. All attempts at reviving the sailor proved unsuccessful and he was declared dead at around 3 pm (yesterday),” the Indian Navy said in a release. The sailor was located after an immediate search was carried out by the attendant supervisory training staff. He had been undergoing training in India since April 3, it said. The Sri Lankan authorities have been informed about the incident.A Board of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the incident, the Indian Navy said.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgGHrMJuxRsYouTube: AssociatedPressA RUSSIAN PLANE that crashed, killing all 50 on board, plunged nose-first into the ground, officials said today, as investigators focused on a fault with the 23-year old plane or pilot error as the likely cause for the disaster.The Tatarstan Airlines’ Boeing 737-500 crashed on landing at the airport in the Volga city of Kazan after a flight from Moscow’s Domodedovo airport Sunday night, killing all 44 passengers and six crew on board, the emergencies ministry said.“The main versions of what happened are an error in piloting and technical factors, including a technical failure,” the head of the transport Investigative Committee for the Volga region, Alexander Poltinin, was quoted as saying by Russian news agencies.He confirmed that the crash occurred while the aircraft was making a second attempt at landing and said the investigation would have to consider why the pilot had not managed to land the first time in reasonable weather conditions.Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov, citing what he said was so far unpublished video footage of the disaster, revealed that the plane plunged nose first into the grounds of the airport and then appeared to have exploded.“The plane simply fell. It went vertically into the ground. After the plane hit the ground there was an explosion,” Sokolov was quoted as saying by the state RIA Novosti news agency in Kazan.People place flowers at Kazan airport earlier today. Photo: Nikolai Alexandrov/AP/Press Association ImagesA source quoted by the Interfax news agency said that it was clear the plane had lost speed on its second approach although it was not immediately apparent why.The disaster claimed the lives of Irek Minnikhanov, the son of the leader of the Tatarstan region, Rustam Minnikhanov, and the head of Russia’s FSB security service in Tatarstan, Alexander Antonov.Also among the dead was a Briton, Donna Carolina Bull, 53, and a Ukrainian national, Margarita Oshurkova, the emergencies ministry said. The rest of the victims are all believed to be Russian citizens.Despite his personal tragedy, Minnikhanov was at the scene of the disaster and overseeing rescue operations, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich told a cabinet meeting.Seven owners, 23 years of serviceFor unexplained reasons, the plane landed around 150 metres (500 feet) away from the main runway at Kazan airport and then exploded, with debris strewn over hundreds of metres, Russian state television said.Images from the airport showed near-apocalyptic scenes, as fire fighters doused the unrecognisable wreckage of the plane with foam. Both black boxes have been found, Russian news agencies said.State television quoted an air traffic controller at the airport, Kirill Kornishin, as saying he had spoken to one of the pilots after the first aborted landing and was told that the plane was not in a fit state to land.The plane owned by Tatarstan Airlines, the regional carrier of the Tatarstan region in central Russia, was 23 years old and had had seven different owners during its life, Russian media and specialised websites said.Photo: ITAR-TASS/ Russian Ministry for Emergency SituationsIt went into service in 1990 and was used first by now defunct French airline Euralair Horizons and then by Air France. Before being acquired by Tatarstan Airlines it was operated by Uganda Airlines, Brazil’s Rio Sul, Romania’s Blue Air and then Bulgaria Air.In 2001, while being operated by Rio Sul it suffered a serious accident on landing after a flight in Brazil which, although it claimed no lives, meant that the plane had to undergo serious repairs.In November 2012, the plane had made an emergency landing back in Kazan after taking off from the airport owing to a data systems fault but no one was hurt, Russian media said.Russia’s Investigative Committee, which has already opened a criminal probe into the accident, seized documents from Tatarstan Airlines Monday to assist the investigation, it said in a statement.The head of Russia’s aviation agency Rosaviatsia, Alexander Neradko, said the plane had over 56,000 flying hours behind it “which is a normal figure for a plane of this class.”According to the RIA Novosti news agency, it last underwent a technical service in March 2012.Russia has experienced a string of deadly air crashes, usually involving small and poorly regulated regional airlines that sprang up across Russia after the breakup of the Soviet Union.© AFP, 2013Read: Boeing plane crashes in Russia, 50 believed dead
Just before the launch of the iPhone 5 Best Price at Amazon in September Fox 5 reported that the new smartphone would ship with a laser keyboard and holographic image projection. Their source for these features was a concept video posted on YouTube. Fox 5 were embarrassed and we were laughing, but the iPhone has taken a step closer to getting a surface keyboard thanks to the work of a student in the UK.Florian Kraeutli is studying MSc Cognitive Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has been undertaking a project related to user interfaces and decided to do a proof of concept for a virtual keyboard. What Florian did was to take advantage of the accelerometer inside the iPhone to pick up on tiny vibrations (both strength and frequency) made when tapping a surface the phone is lying on. The end result is a usable keyboard that doesn’t requires interaction with the touchscreen.As the video demonstrates, with some training Florian’s Vibrative software can tell the difference between each tap and relate that to a key. At the moment he’s achieving 80% accuracy, but it varies depending on the type and size of the surface. The accuracy also increases if you train the phone on each surface type and for each key tap. The paper keyboard layout he uses is optional, but certainly helps you tap in the right location for any given key.Florian’s software was developed using a jailbroken iPhone, but he believes it can work with any phone that has an accelerometer. If the accuracy can be improved and the training required minimized, there’s no reason to think this couldn’t become an official app or picked up by Apple/Google/Microsoft as a standard feature for future handsets.More at The Telegraph
12,878 Views Tuesday 12 Mar 2019, 10:45 PM ITALY’S GOVERNMENT HAS reinstated a law banning children from attending creches and nursery schools if they had not received a series of jabs.The law, adopted last year by the government that was booted out of power in March, made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases, including measles, tetanus and polio.The new administration — combining the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist League — had led the charge against the law.In early August, the upper house Senate approved an amendment pushing back enforcement of compulsory vaccination for pre-schoolers to the 2019-20 school year, pending a complete revision of the law after the summer recess.Earlier this week, M5S announced a new amendment in the lower house effectively reversing the earlier amendment.Vittoria Baldino, the party lawmaker handling the legislation, however, added in a statement that a new law on vaccinations was needed to deal with the “dysfunction and chaos” created by the current requirements.© AFP 2019 By AFP https://jrnl.ie/4538459 60 Comments Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases. Share120 Tweet Email4 Mar 12th 2019, 10:46 PM Image: Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Shutterstock/Tero Vesalainen
The night of the full moon on August 21 will be celebrated with free events and open access to major sites, museums and monuments throughout Greece, with open-air performances of music, theatre and even guided tours offered by the culture and sports ministry.In an announcement, Culture Minister Panos Panagiotopoulos publicly thanked the staff involved in ensuring that the “Under the Light of the Moon” programme is a success, such as archaeologists, museum curators or guards at sites and museums, as well as local authorities for their support.According to AMNA, in Attica, however, the Athens Acropolis and Sounion sites will not be open after 8:00 p.m. for safety reasons, due to risks of injury to visitors due to works being carried out on the sites. In Sounion, visitors will have free access to the hill adjacent to the Temple of Poseidon, which has a view of the temple.There will also be free access to Filopappou Hill in Athens, opposite the Acropolis, where the Athens Municipality΄s Philharmonic Orchestra will hold a concert beginning at 9:30 p.m. entitled “On Filopappou my love is hidden somewhere”.Visitors can visit the temporary exhibition “The Antikythera Wreck – The ship, the treasures, the mechanism” at the National Archaeological Museum free of charge (from 8:00-11:00 p.m.) and there will be a night of music with musicians Lina Nikolakopoulou and Argyro Kaparou in the garden of the Numismatic Museum of Athens at 9:00 p.m., sponsored by the Museum Catering Company SA.Visits to the archaeological site at Amfiareio will be accompanied by recordings of orchestral music and the singers Vasilis Lekkas and Melina Kana will be performing at the archaeological site in Elefsina.There is also a symbolic attempt to ΄bridge΄ the islands of the southern Aegean through a recital on the islands of Andros, Paros, Antiparos, Milos, Amorgos, Sifnos, Ios, Kea, Kimolos, Santorini, Syros, Ikaria and Samos of Federico Garcia Lorca΄s poem “Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias” as delivered by Andy Garcia in the 1996 film ΄Marcos Zurinaga Muerte en Granada΄ and by Greek actor Manos Katrakis in the 1971 Greek translation by Nikos Gatsos, from a play by Stavros Xarhakos, and by Notis Pergialis in the 1950s from a Greek translation of the poem by Stathis Spiliotopoulos.In addition to the events listed above, each region of the country will be hosting events at key sites, especially of music, video shows but also guided tours.Source: English.capital.gr Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A new animated film by former Pixar animator, Carlo Vogele will retell the myth of Icarus and the Minotaur with a modern spin. Based on the myths of Icarus and Daedalus and Theseus and the Minotaur, the family film, simply titled Icarus, will follow the story of an unusual friendship between Icarus and the Minotaur, two characters who do not meet in the original story. Originally Daedalus, a talented artisan, was commissioned by King Minos to build a Labyrinth to house the Minotaur – the King’s stepson and a bull-human hybrid that feeds on human flesh – and to imprison human sacrifices. The King starts to fear Daedalus could release the secrets, and so imprisons him and his son Icarus in a tower. The father and son set out to escape with a pair of wings made from wax and feathers, yet Icarus flies too close to the sun, leading the wax to melt and he eventually falls to his death.Fast forward to the present day, and the modern version will take a slightly different approach, exploring the characters from a younger age, with Icarus and Minotaur becoming friends.According to reports, the film will be narrated by Zeus, Poseidon, and Aphrodite who will parody modern-day newspaper journalists.Vogele, who was an animator for seven years with California-based Pixar Animation Studios, initially showcased his concept with a trailer at Cartoon Movie, a festival designed to serve as a pitching and co-production forum in Bordeaux, France.Behind the animation is Luxembourg-based film studio The Iris Group, and the project is being set up as a co-production between Germany and Belgium. Icarus is expected to be released in 2019.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram This year marks 198 years of Greek independence from Ottoman occupation. Though it has been almost two centuries since the War of Independence, Greeks around the world continue to turn out with as much fervour to honour those who gave their lives in the fight for the freedoms Greeks enjoy today, and to celebrate that victory.GREEK DAY IN OAKLEIGHCelebrations in Victoria are starting early this week, with a special Greek Day being hosted in Oakleigh on Saturday 23 March. Organised by the Oakleigh Village Traders Association (OVTA) together with the City of Monash, the Chester Street Parking lot is set to come alive with music and dancing from 4.00 pm right through to 10.00 at night.“All the traders have come together and are getting ready to celebrate Greek Independence Day with music and traditional dances from all the regions of Greece, and we invite the Greek community to come to Oakleigh to celebrate with us,” OVTA president Anna Sfrantzis told Neos Kosmos.“We extend the invitation to the rest of the community, our fellow citizens to come along, experience and enjoy Greek hospitality and culture.”Performing on the day will be Mikri Kompania, K Studios, and Anagennisi Live Band, along with impressive dance performances by the Pan Macedonian Association of Melbourne and Victoria Dance Group, Akrites Tou Pontou, Pancretan Association of Melbourne Dance Group and Manasis School of Dance.INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADEThe annual Greek Independence Day parade is set to take place on Sunday 24 March. Commencing at 12.30 pm at the Shrine of Remembrance in the CBD, students from Greek and Cypriot schools across the state, as well as organisations, will take part in the parade.A number of official guests will be in attendance, including Bishop of Dervis Ezekiel; Bishop of Militoupoleοs Iakovos; Hellenic Parliament Deputy Vice President Georgios Varemenos; and Consul General of Greece in Melbourne Dimitrios Michalopoulos.Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and State Opposition leader Michael O’Brien are also on the list of officials taking part, along with Greek Australian MPs Maria Vamvakinou, Jenny Mikakos, and Steve Dimopoulos.Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria President Bill Papastergiadis will of course be present together with Association of Greek Orthodox Communities and Parishes of Victoria President Kostas Kontis, and Victorian Multicultural Commission Deputy Chairperson Ross Alatsas.READ MORE: Greek National Independence Day means so much to Hellenes, but what does it mean to the younger generations of Greeks in Australia?Organised by Antonis Tsourdalakis, Secretary General of the Organisational Committee for Greek National Day, this year’s parade is being dedicated to the genocide of Pontian Hellenes.This year marks 100 years since the over 353,000 Greeks from Pontus were slaughtered by the Ottomans.“On 19 May 1919, Mustafa Kemal descends to Samsun, Pontus, of the Black Sea to begin the second and wildest phase of the Pontian Genocide … The emergence of nationalism with the rise of the Neo-Turks in the power of the Ottoman state, together with the racist movement of Mustafa Kemal, led to the Genocide, resulting in the murder of over hundreds of thousands of Greeks who lived in Ionia, Pontus, Thrace and Cappadocia. The final act of the Genocide are the 1,300,000 Greeks who were uprooted from their homes, displaced and became become refugees,” reads an official statement from the Greek National Day committee.“The Greek Australians of Victoria dedicate this year’s 25th March Greek Independence Day Parade to the victims of the atrocities.”HELLENIC RSL COMMEMORATIONSOn the actual anniversary, which falls on Monday 25 March, commemorations continue with a doxology at St Eustathios Greek Orthodox Church in South Melbourne at 9.30 am.A gathering will then take place at the Australian Hellenic Memorial at Domain Gardens at 12 noon, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Shrine of Remembrance at 1.00 pm sharp.Celebrations will culminate at the Hellenic RSL Sub Branch Memorial Hall in South Melbourne, where a light lunch will be shared with attendees.RELATED: It’s okay to be Greek, on one day of the year
La mission du satellite Fermi prolongéeLa mission du satellite Fermi, lancé en 2008, vient d’être renouvelée.Le Fermi Gamma-ray SpaceTelescope, satellite lancé en juin 2008 par la NASA, vient de boucler sa mission première de 5 ans, et se la voit allongée jusqu’à 2018. Son nouvel objectif : l’étude des hautes énergies du cosmos.Événements violents et rayons gammaPour Paul Hertz, directeur de la division astrophysique de la NASA à Washington, “alors que Fermi entame son deuxième acte, les instruments et le satellite restent en conditions parfaites et continuent à délivrer des données scientifiques remarquables.”Les objectifs de la mission depuis 2008 sont les suivants : l’étude des phénomènes violents du cosmos, la compréhension de la matière noire, l’étude des blazars(jets de plasma et d’énergies produits par les trous noirs), l’étude des sursauts gamma et la compréhension des pulsars, éruptions solaires et rayons cosmiques.Il est équipé de deux télescopes : le LAT (Large Area Telescope) qui observe les rayons gammas, scanne le ciel toutes les 3h, et le GBM (Gamma Burst Monitor) qui observe les sursauts gamma, des rayons gamma moins puissants.Depuis son lancement, il a beaucoup amélioré notre compréhension des rayons gamma, la forme la plus énergétique de la lumière.Sur son tableau de chasse, le télescope dénombre 800 flashs de rayons gamma provenant de tempêtes cosmiques, 1200 éclats de rayons gamma, 500 éruptions solaires sur notre Soleil et des centaines d’éruptions solaires sur des étoiles à neutrons.L’une des plus importantes découvertes a été la mise en évidence de deux bulles géantes au cœur de notre galaxie. Les scientifiques pensent que cette structure se serait formée à cause de rejets du trou noir central de notre Voie Lactée.Matière noire À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Pour la suite de sa mission, l’équipe considère une nouvelle stratégie visant à se concentrer sur la région centrale de la Voie Lactée, dans l’espoir de débusquer des rayons gamma signalant la présence de matière noire. La matière noire est un type de matière, différente de la matière visible, théorisée par les physiciens pour expliquer le poids de l’Univers et son expansion. Selon certaines théories, les particules exotiques de matière noire produiraient des flashs de rayons gamma quand elles interagissent.”Dans les prochaines années, de nouveaux instruments exploreront d’autres longueurs d’onde et ainsi compléteront les données de Fermi, pour nous offrir le meilleur regard possible sur les plus violents événements de l’Univers” conclut Julie McEnery, chef de projet au GoddardSpaceFlightCenter de la NASA.Le 24 août 2013 à 12:13 • Emmanuel Perrin
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Ashley Williams joined Everton the last summer from Swansea but his career there has gone way worse than he had expected before – and he admitted that it has been a very frustrating season for him.Despite not having much playing time lately, Williams is expected to feature in Wales starting eleven in the upcoming friendly game against Mexico – but he is certain that he is ready to play.The former Swansea centre-back spoke about his situation as he said, according to BBC:“But that season is done now and I’m just looking forward to this game and into pre-season for the next campaign.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“It’s always difficult not being involved and you want to play because playing a game is that bit harder.”“But what can you do? I’ve just tried to stay in shape and on Monday I’ll just try and use my experience as best I can and play as well as I can.”“I’m fine. I haven’t played since the Uruguay game but I’ve been training every day and trying to keep fit that way.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami homeowner with a gun fired shots at some alleged thieves, early Tuesday morning.According to police, the man spotted at least two thieves, just after 3 a.m., attempting to steal rims off of his vehicle.The homeowner exited his house, located near Southwest 22nd Street and 37th Avenue, and fired several shots, police said. One man was hit in the chest as a result.“Pop, pop, pop, pop. Just like that,” said an unnamed witness. “It was very distinctive. It was no fireworks.”The men fled the scene in their car before stopping for help near Southwest 25th Street and 37th Avenue.Officials said one man was taken into custody. Another man was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Independence Day in India is fervently celebrated all throughout the country. The happy enthusiasm is effectively felt from Delhi to lengths and breadths of the country. This year as well, the festivals will be astounding as India remembers its 73rd Independence Day, which will be exceptional in more than one different ways: PM has engaged the individuals to give significant recommendations to his Independence Day discourse through the Narendra Modi or Namo App. Also Read – Delhi court acquits former coal secretary H.C. Gupta Advertise With Us A football competition named “Naga 73rd Independence Day Football Tournament 2019” was initiated on 28th July at Naga in North Sikkim. Panchayat Heads of Bhartiya Janata Party in J&K will raise the Tricolor in their homes. All schools under North Delhi Municipal Corporation will show photographs of the present President and the Prime Minister of India. Also Read – Trouble brews on Congress turf, meeting underway at Rahul Gandhi’s residence Advertise With Us The Government of India has rejected the Article 370 from J&K, through a Presidential request on fifth August 2019. 300 meters of passerby inviting walkway will be open for customers in Chandni Chowk territory of New Delhi. Banaras Hindu University will go totally paperless on the 73rd Independence Day. Security is ventured up in Delhi in wake of insight information showing towards fear-based oppressor exercises focusing on Independence Day. Advertise With Us Senior administration of INC (Indian National Congress) has expressed that the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) will get another boss by this Independence Day. This year New York’s India Day march will be sorted out in eighteenth August, the American-Indian people group will remember the penance and valor of Indian warriors. This would be the 39th New York’s India Day march sorted out by the Federation of Indian Association (FIA). This year the topic is “Bolster our Troops, Salute our Troops”. The Government of India under the agency of Outreach and Communication has sorted out a publication structure rivalry on 73rd Independence Day. The challenge depends on the topic “Changing Face of India – Independence Day 2019”. There is no age bar and the challenge is open till tenth August for each resident of India. Previous President Pranab Mukherjee, social dissident Nanaji Deshmukh, and vocalist, lyricist Bhupen Hazarika (after death) were consulted with the Bharat Ratna on an occasion at President House on eighth August. The Government of Uttar Pradesh has dropped leave of every one of its workers with a prompt impact till the fifteenth of August. The government has mentioned residents to stay cautious for any suspicious movement, unclaimed baggage and so on and report to the specialists right away. Chhattisgarh set another world record by spreading out the world’s longest Tri-Color banner of about 4.5 km length on the eleventh of August 2019 upheld by a chain of thousands of individuals in Raipur. On 73rd Independence Day of India, just because of the Indian Flag will be raised in J&K. BJP has declared to observe “Jashn-e-Azadi” on this event. The Lieutenant colonel and Indian Cricket Player Mahendra Singh Dhoni will unfurl Indian Nation Flag in Leh on 73rd Independence Day of India. Knowledge offices have issued crisp fear alerts to Delhi Police and Jammu and Kashmir organization, in front of the Independence Day festivity. Security powers are on high alarm expecting reprisal by dread gatherings in wake of rejecting Article 370 from the valley. With just a single day to go for Independence Day, practices for the day’s occasions are being performed in schools, arenas, play areas and so forth. This year, after the annulment of Article 370, the territory of Jammu and Kashmir will commend its first greatest National Festival. The staff of J&K police and paramilitary powers are doing practice in Sher-I-Kashmir ground at Srinagar in the midst of tight security. Wing-leader Abhinandan Varthaman will be granted Veer Chakra on 73rd Independence Day. The Parliament of India including its 144 columns has got its new lighting framework on thirteenth August 2019. On 73rd Independence Day, just because, Red fortress in Delhi will be introduced with a multi-layered security framework including CCTV Cameras and Facial Recognition Software. A full dress practice is performed today at Red Fort New Delhi for tomorrow’s banner lifting service by the Prime Minister. Ladies from Dehradun are set to send Independence themed Rakhi to PM Narendra Modi on expressing gratitude toward him for improving the states of Women and Farmers in the Country. The clergyman of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy has requested sarpanches of all gram panchayats in Jammu and Kashmir to raise the tricolor in their panchayats on the event of Independence Day. Simultaneously, he has additionally mentioned the general population to raise the tricolor in their homes. Following the withdrawal of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir the Indian knowledge office has issued a high alarm in 6 conditions of India, Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh in perspective on the expanding psychological oppressor danger. Twitter has propelled an emoticon of Ashok Chakra on Wednesday celebrating 73rd Independence Day of India. This emoticon will be live till the eighteenth of August and in a few dialects which are English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, and Oriya. Rakshabandhan, the holy festival of siblings on August 15, has added to the celebration of Independence Day. The enthusiasm for this occasion can be clearly seen among the youth. The focal government has declared to respect 5 fearless Indian pilots engaged with the Balakot airstrike, which is wing administrator Amit Ranjan, Squadron pioneer Rahul Basoya, Pankaj Bhujde, B.K.N. Reddy and Shashank Singh.
High CourtThe High Court has formed two committees to investigate and prevent the leaking of ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exam question papers.Following repeated question paper leaks, the HC on Thursday took the decision after a writ petition was filed in this regard.A five-member administrative committee headed by professor of BUET Mohammad Kaykobad has been formed. The Dhaka district and sessions judge will lead the other committee.Earlier on the same day, the HC ordered judicial inquiry into the allegations of question paper leakage in the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, reports UNB.Following a writ petition, an HC bench comprising justice Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury and justice Md Iqbal Kabir also directed the authorities concerned to form an administrative probe body to look into the allegations.The court issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why their failure and inaction to prevent the leakage of question papers should not be declared illegal and unlawful, said Supreme Court lawyer Ainunnahar Siddiqa, one of the writ petitioners.