A medium intensity earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday morning. The quake, which had its epicentre in the Andaman islands, occurred at 6:09 a.m., the National Centre for Seismology said.The Andaman and Nicobar archipelago is prone to earthquakes.
1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Azkals manager Dan Palami said the road to Qatar begins with a weeklong training camp in Bangkok starting March 18.Palami said there will be 42 players in the pool with the majority of them newcomers to the Azkals pool.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“The camp gives us an opportunity to really take a closer look at new players who can represent not just the senior team, but also the Under-22 team for the Southeast Asian Games,” said Palami. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end View comments LATEST STORIES MOST READ Japan ace tows Southwoods to first-round interclub lead Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Raring to continue its improvement, the Philippines will expand its talent pool as it prepares for the next cycle of World Cup qualifying beginning in September.After losing all three matches against higher-ranked opponents in their first AFC Asian Cup appearance in January in the United Arab Emirates, the Azkals are now setting their sights on making a strong push for qualification to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.ADVERTISEMENT
Man Utd icon Schmeichel: Pogba not bigger than the clubby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Peter Schmeichel feels Paul Pogba needs to be brought into line.There’s been reports of Pogba celebrating the sacking of manager Jose Mourinho last week.Schmeichel stated, “It has been portrayed as if Pogba has won a war. It doesn’t work for me. It can’t happen to United. It is extremely important that the club handle this situation. Pogba, or anyone else, can’t get bigger than the club.”Schmeichel believes caretaker manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer has what it takes to handle the situation.”I think it’s the key, that Ole can tames the situation, get one like Pogba to play to the potential we all know he has in him.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is committed to strengthening the capacity of regional labour inspectors to eliminate child labour. Story Highlights “The Government is very pleased to be hosting this workshop to strengthen the capacity of our regional labour inspectors as part of our international thrust to eliminate child labour,” the Minister said. She was speaking at the opening of a ‘Training of Trainers Workshop’ on Labour Inspection, with a focus on Child Labour, and Occupational Safety and Health, held on July 2 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Hon. Shahine Robinson, says the Government is committed to strengthening the capacity of regional labour inspectors to eliminate child labour.She was speaking at the opening of a ‘Training of Trainers Workshop’ on Labour Inspection, with a focus on Child Labour, and Occupational Safety and Health, held on July 2 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in Kingston.“The Government is very pleased to be hosting this workshop to strengthen the capacity of our regional labour inspectors as part of our international thrust to eliminate child labour,” the Minister said.“This regional initiative will promote integrated strategies at all levels to end hazardous child labour and address the specific safety and health issues faced by workers,” she added.Thirty-three trainers from the Ministries of Labour in Jamaica, Guyana and The Bahamas are participating in the workshop, which is slated to run from July 2 to 6. It forms part of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Latin America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour regional initiative.For her part, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Colette Roberts Risden, said the workshop will greatly enhance the capabilities of labour inspectors in identifying issues of occupational safety and child labour, “which, ultimately, will lead to a better and safer region for our children”.The workshop is being facilitated by Brazilian inspectors under the South-South Technical Cooperation Programme between Brazil and the ILO and hosted by the Ministry’s Child Labour Unit.Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to Jamaica, His Excellency Carlos Alberto M. Den Hartog, who brought greetings at the ceremony, said the workshop will assist in building the capacity of labour inspectorates to deliver training programmes to address child labour in Jamaica and other participating countries.“It represents an important opportunity for countries to enhance the (resources) available in each country of the region to achieve a comprehensive and quicker result in eliminating child labour. It is a tool for the strengthening of the political efforts of governments to mobilise resources for eradicating child labour,” he noted.There are nine participating countries under the initiative. These are The Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Haiti, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.The objectives of the workshop are to build national capacity in labour inspection, with the aim of improving the enforcement of national labour laws and contributing to the reduction and elimination of child labour in the country.
Ohio State 11-18230%22% ▲ 216% Florida State 10-2138100%<1% ▲ 21<1% TeamCFPEloFPIConf. TitlePlayoffNat. Title Washington St. 8-42044530%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma 11-1331100%99% ▲ 3541% Notre Dame 10-26139—a<1% ▼ 21<1% We can think of the four playoff positions as belonging to the following teams: UCLA 8-42235210%<1% ▲ 21<1% Michigan St. 11-1541462%60% ▲ 138% Mississippi St. 8-42125220%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma looked impressive. Clemson and Alabama held their ground at the top. Iowa and Michigan State are now on a collision course. Stanford and North Carolina remain in the hunt, but don’t control their own fate. Ohio State lurks in the background.So ends the final weekend of regular-season college football. Now the conference championships will decide which four teams make the playoff. There were 13 teams in contention for a playoff spot going into this past weekend; coming out, only eight of them realistically have a shot now.Here are our updated projections following the Thanksgiving weekend games. (These numbers will change again on Tuesday night after the new committee rankings are released.) Utah 9-32337280%<1% ▲ 21<1% TCU 10-2191060%<1% ▲ 21<1% Alabama 11-121274%79% ▲ 1525% Toledo 9-22432480%<1% ▲ 21<1% Stanford 10-2961148%10% ▼ 6a2% Michigan 9-31021190%<1% ▼ 7a<1% Northwestern 10-21618560%<1% ▲ 21<1% Navy 9-21530440%<1% ▲ 21<1% RankingProbability of … Oklahoma St. 10-21119170%<1% ▼ 10<1% North Carolina 11-11491544%16% ▲ 6a2% Clemson 12-015756%74% ▲ 2113% Mississippi 9-3181150%<1% ▲ 21<1% Florida 10-212222326%<1% ▼ 12<1% Temple 10-225274947%<1% ▲ 21<1% Iowa 12-04122638%39% ▲ 8a3% Baylor 9-271740%<1% ▼ 21<1% College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings as of Nov. 24. Playoff probability changes are since Nov. 25; only changes greater than 5 percentage points are shown. Oregon 9-3177250%<1% ▲ 21<1% Oklahoma. Oklahoma wrapped up its regular season by winning the Big 12 championship on Saturday night, after an 58-23 domination of Oklahoma State. The Sooners now must wait for the final committee rankings to be released on Dec. 6, but by our model’s estimation they are shoo-ins to make the playoff (99 percent).Iowa or Michigan State. The Big Ten title match between Iowa and Michigan State is a de facto play-in game: the winner is almost certainly getting in the playoff. Michigan State is a 64 percent favorite according to the Football Power Index (FPI), and if the one-loss Spartans do prevail, our model gives them a 96 percent shot at making the playoff. If instead the undefeated Hawkeyes win, they’re in the playoff in 98 percent of our simulations.Alabama or an open slot. Alabama won on Saturday and will face Florida for the SEC championship. The Tide’s playoff odds rose to 79 percent, while Florida’s fell to below 1 percent following an ugly loss to Florida State. That means even an upset of Alabama probably wouldn’t be enough to get the Gators in. Instead, a Florida win could open the door for Ohio State or Stanford (if Stanford wins the Pac-12 title game — only about a 50/50 proposition, according to FPI). Our model even thinks there’s an outside shot Alabama could get in despite a loss next weekend, although we doubt the committee will agree.Clemson, UNC or an open slot. Clemson’s an absolute lock if it beats UNC in the ACC championship. If it loses — and the matchup is competitive, according to FPI — what happens next is anyone’s guess. Should UNC beat the Tigers, those odds only rise to 37 percent, meaning there’s a chance the committee could opt for Ohio State or Stanford instead. It’s also theoretically possible the committee could choose Clemson ahead of UNC even if Clemson loses, deciding Clemson’s superior schedule outweighed its head-to-head loss.
Nearly a month removed from his withdrawal from the Players Championship, Tiger Woods and all the drama that surrounds him return to competition today at the Memorial Tournament.Maintaining the No. 1 spot atop the World Golf Rankings for the last five years, there is never a lack of public intrigue surrounding Tiger Woods.With his recent neck injury and issues with his personal life, however, the 14-time major champion has drawn even more headlines than usual in the last six months. It has been a rocky road for Woods dating back to his Nov. 27 car accident. From the admittance of his adulterous ways to his pending divorce, Tiger’s life off the course was a mess.Professionally, things started looking up for Woods following a strong showing at Augusta National in which he finished tied for fourth. Tiger’s moment of light was short lived. After missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship, Woods couldn’t even finish the following week at the Players Championship, withdrawing on the seventh hole during Sunday’s final round due to a sore neck. Resting and rehabbing his neck since the Players, Tiger is back at the Memorial trying to right the ship once again. “I think that life is moving forward … the last six months have been pretty tough, and I’m now starting to get into golf and starting to play golf again,” he said.Being the defending Memorial champion and having the most all-time wins of any player at Jack Nicklaus’ tournament, this week seems as good as any for Tiger to get back at it.“I’ve always had good memories here,” Woods said. “It’s nice to come back to a golf course when obviously I haven’t played a whole lot this year, but it’s nice to come back to a venue where I have played well.”While Muirfield has treated him well, it remains to be seen whether Woods’ game is back to the form that golf fans are accustomed to, especially considering his recent break-up with longtime swing coach Hank Haney.“I’ve hit the ball much better,” Woods said. “It’s just like anything, though. It’s great to hit it at home, but I need to bring it out here.” For the time being, Tiger is using video to analyze his own swing and says as of now he has no plans for hiring a new coach.Even with the recent neck injury and mediocre play of late, Tiger’s competitors know not to count him out this week.“Anytime Tiger is in the field, you know you are going to have to be on top of your game to win,” said 2009 U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover.For many, after playing just nine competitive rounds all season, simply making the cut would be a victory in and of itself, but for Tiger Woods nothing is out of the realm of possibilities. “I never like to assume what he can and can’t do because he proves us all wrong all the time,” said Aussie golfer Adam Scott. Woods will take to the course at 12:44 p.m. today to begin his first round of play alongside Steve Stricker and Jason Bohn.
The Ohio State Buckeyes stand together to sing “Carmen” after the game against Minnesota on Oct. 13. Ohio State won 30-14. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorAfter defeating Minnesota 30-14 on Saturday, Ohio State moved up one spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 Poll to No. 2. Ohio State was also ranked as the No. 2 team in the nation in the latest USA Today Coaches Poll. The Buckeyes remain in the Top 4 along with No. 1 Alabama, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame. Ohio State is one of six teams from the Big Ten in the latest poll, with No. 6 Michigan, No. 18 Penn State, No. 19 Iowa, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 24 Michigan State. No. 2 Ohio State will face Purdue at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana. The AP Poll: Week 8AlabamaOhio StateClemsonNotre DameLSUMichiganTexasGeorgiaOklahomaUCFFloridaOregonWest VirginiaKentuckyWashingtonNC StateTexas A&MPenn StateIowaCincinnatiSouth FloridaMississippi StateWisconsinMichigan StateWashington State
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, November 21, 2017 – Providenciales – This week is Thanksgiving Week in the United States and for the Turks and Caicos, Friday is a public holiday – the National Day of Thanksgiving. There are no official events announced for the holiday, but there are a couple of gatherings to which #MagneticMedia has been alerted.The first, a midday prayer is to be held at Community Fellowship Center on the holiday, the church is located across from Nell’s Gift Shop and the public is welcomed to attend says Pastor Bradley Handfield for the noon service and on Friday night, a free gospel concert is set for down town Providenciales; it is organized by Radikal Prayz Promotions. The Thank You Lord Gospel Concert features guest artists out of Jamaica: Kevin Heath, DJ Marshy Redz and Rian Davis and from the TCI, Marlin Award winning singer, Kem Gardiner with Fearless Praise.The free concert is sponsored by Airport Hotel, TCA Handling and Caicos Express Airways and gets started at 6pm this Friday. There will also be free snack giveaways courtesy of Good Neighbours Purse GNP Network.#ThanYouLordGospelConcert #Metoo-movement-type complaint, now investigation of high-ranking TCI Police Officer opened Related Items:#ThanYouLordGospelConcert, magneticmedia Recommended for you T&T companies tap into Cuban market at Expo Caribe 2019 TCI: Man safe now, says he was trapped after lightning hit truck and it burst into flames
WILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Sunday, July 22, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. Patchy fog. High near 79. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.In The Community: The Wilmington Farmers Market continues its season from 10am to 1pm on the Swain Green (across from the Town Common). See this week’s lineup HERE. Weather-permitting, there will be a dog training demonstration at 11am and live music from John Lorentz & Anne Sanstrom.In The Community: The Middlesex Canal Museum and Visitors’ Center (71 Faulkner Street, North Billerica) is open from noon to 4pm. Learn about the canal, which travels through Wilmington.In The Community: The Town Beach is open today. Lifeguards are on duty from 10am to 8pm. Admission is FREE for residents. Proof of residency is required. Learn more HERE.MBTA Reminder: There will be no weekend commuter rail service on the Lowell Line (Wilmington Center) until December. A free shuttle bus will be available. Learn more HERE.Food Shopping: Food shopping in town this week? In case you haven’t seen this week’s circulars, Wilmington Apple has you covered:This week’s circular from Market Basket (260 Main Street) can be found HERE.This week’s circular from Lucci’s Market (211 Lowell Street) can be found HERE.Elia’s Country Store (381 Middlesex Avenue) does not have an online circular, but the store posts its hot entree schedule and other specials on its Facebook page HERE.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing email@example.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For July 8, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For April 21, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”
Chief Justice of India Ranjan GogoiIANSIn a shocking development, a 35-year-old woman has raised the complaint that the Supreme Court of India Chief Justice, Ranjan Gogoi, sexually harassed her. The woman, a former junior court assistant, wrote a letter to 22 judges of the apex court levelling the charges. She alleged that Gogoi made sexual passes at her twice during October last year. Meanwhile, the Secretary General of the Supreme Court of India denied the allegations, saying it was “completely and absolutely false and scurrilous”.”Its is also very possible that there are mischevious forces behind all this, with an intention to malign the institution,” the office said in a email in reply to queries on the issue, the Scroll reported.Narrating her ordeal, the woman says in her complaint that she was transferred from the CJI’s residence office after the sexual harassment incident. In a shocking turn of events, the employee was dismissed from service on December 1 on grounds that she had taken a single-day casual leave without approval. If the statements in the woman’s sworn affidavit are to be believed, the events that ensued after the top judge’s alleged misbehaviour were predatory. After the woman was dismissed, her husband, a head constable with the Delhi police, was suspended from service on December 28. His brother, also a head constable with the Delhi police, was suspended as well, the complaint says. The victim, who worked as a junior court assistant, detailed the harassment in an affidavit sent to all judges of the supreme court on April 19.The supreme court Secretary General’s office, in a written reply to media queries, however, narrated a different account of the happenings. One pertinent paragraph goes thus:”The motive behind these false and scurrilous allegations is obviously mischevious. As referred to in your letter, there is a criminal case pending against her, where very serious allegation have been made, of her having taken a bribe to assure employment in the Supreme Court of India. It has been learnt that there is an application for the cancellation of bail earlier granted to her, which is listed for hearing on 20.04.2019 on acoount of her having made threats to the complainant of the said case.”The victim’s own account, which the 22 judges of the supreme court are reviewing, differs drastically and offers a blow by blow account of the events from her point of view. The woman says her work had earned the praise of the chief justice and she was given invitations to high-profile functions. She says everything changed when she rebuffed the physical advances of Gogoi in October.The Caravan has reported that the woman has also submitted evidence including video recordings as part of her complaint. This pertains to the incident in which a police official accompanied her to the CJI’s residence after she was fired from the service. She says that she was made to apologise to the CJI’s wife at this point. The Secreatry General’s letter says that there have been “complaints made against her by the secretariat of the Chief Justice of India, to the Secretary General on account of her inappropriate behavior,”. It says this resulted in her transfer out of the home office of the CJI. “Apart from the misconduct formally recorded in the complaint by the secretariat, there were other counts of misconduct on her part.”However, the letter doesn’t give details of her alleged misdeeds. “It appears that these false allegations are being made asa pressure tactics to somehow come out of the various proceedings which have been initiated in law, against her and her family, for their on wrong doings. Its is also very possible that there are mischevious forces behind all this, with an intention to malign the institution,” the letter says.The woman says in her complaint that her last resort was writing to the supreme court judges. “It is only when the victimisation has reached unbearable proportions when me and my family were taken into police custody and tortured, and now there is imminent danger to my life that I am compelled to speak the whole truth, in order to save myself and my family,” she says.”I have been victimised for resisting and refusing the unwanted sexual advances of the CJI and my entire family has also been victimised and harassed due to that.”
Akshay KumarTwitterAkshay Kumar is undoubtedly one of the most bankable stars in Bollywood and his box office track record is a proof of that. He has earned a set of loyal audience who never give his films a miss in theatres. His immense fan following and choices of roles guarantee him a certain percentage of occupany that soon gets converted into big numbers at the box office. And after doing an assessment and knowing his worth, the Khiladi Kumar has reportedly started charging double the amount that he was charging 7 years ago.According to a report in The Asian Age, Akshay, who had earlier charged Rs 27 crore for Rowdy Rathore, now demands a whopping Rs 54 crore per film.”Akshay is fond of the number nine. When he was working on Rowdy Rathore, he billed the makers for Rs 27 crore. But that was in 2012. Now, Akshay demands a cool Rs 54 crore and gets it too,” a trade expert was qouted as saying by the daily.And now that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has reportedly bankrolled the sequel to Rowdy Rathore, the filmmaker will have to pay Akshay double the price compared to the amount that he charged for the part 1.”Sanjay Leela Bhansali had bankrolled Rowdy Rathore, which was directed by Prabhudheva. And when Akshay shifted the release date of Pad Man last year to get a free run for Padmaavat at the box office, he jokingly asked Bhansali to promise him a sequel. And now that the sequel is happening, the makers realise that they will need to pay him exactly double for it,” the trade expert added.It is to be noted that Akshay was the only Indian celebrity who was featured in the Forbes list of the world’s highest paid actors 2019. He had secured the 33rd spot with earnings worth 65 million USD (that is around Rs 444 crore in Indian currency).Akshay is currently loaded with a few big and interesting line-ups this year. After triggering nationalist fervor with Kesari, the Khiladi Kumar will be next seen in Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, Laxmmi Bomb and Good News this year and Sooryavanshi, Laxmmi Bomb in 2020 and will also make his debut in digital space with The End on Amazon.
Local tobacco trader Momtaz Uddin of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, presents a brass boat replica to state minister of social welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed upon his joining AL for the third time. Photo: Prothom AloLocal tobacco trader of Mohishkhocha, Aditmari upazila in Lalmonirhat district, Momtaz Uddin, 60, joined the local Awami League on Monday. This is the third time he had joined the party. He joined the Jatiya Party once in the past and joined BNP (Bangladesh Nationalist Party) twice.Momtaz, son of the late Soimuddin from Barghria village in Aditmari, is famous in the area for altering his political affiliations often.A ceremony, held to celebrate his latest change, was attended by AL member of the parliament of Lalmonirhat- 2 and state minister of social welfare, Nuruzzaman Ahmed. Momtaz presented him a brass boat replica, the electoral symbol of AL.He spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20,000 people and erected six extravagant gates for the celebration.Momtaz said, “It’s true that I have shifted my party allegiance several times, but I don’t want to do it anymore. Awami League is the best political party in the country, the most people-centred party. There is much scope to working here, so I return again and again. Pray that I do not have to change it again.”The grand feast yesterday included beef and mutton along with pilau. About 300 persons wearing special T-shirts made for the occasion were busy cooking and packing the items.Momtaz Uddin spent Tk 1.8 million on a feast for 20 thousand people. Photo: Prothom AloMamunur, son of Momtaz said, ‘My father loves to treat people and so he bought five cows and 15 goats to treat the special guests and the local people.”Momtaz made his first move from Jatiya Party to AL in 2011. Later, when he was denied his wish to become the union AL president in 2012, he joined BNP. Again in 2016, before the union parishad polls, Momtaz went back to district AL. However, failing to gain the AL ticket for the polls, he returned to BNP that year.Momtaz joined AL for the third time Monday evening at the ceremony at Mohishkhocha multipurpose high school and college compound.State minister Nuruzzaman, as chief guest, said, “Awami League is a development-oriented party. New faces as well as those who left the party before may join. We want to serve the country together.”AL general secretary and district council chairman Matiar Rahman along with the district AL vice president Sirajul Haq were special guests there while Nabiar Rahman, the union AL president, presided over the programme.Abdul Mazid, member of the ward-4 at Mahishkhocha Union Parishad, observed, “Such an extravagant programme was never held over here before.”Nuruzzaman Ahmed, an auto-rickshaw driver at Bargharia (Sardarpara) said, “Only Momtaz Uddin can say which party he is going to join at any time. Only he can say how long he will remain with AL.”*The piece, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English, by Nusrat Nowrin.
US President Donald Trump walks across the tarmac after stepping off Air Force One upon arrival at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey. Photo: AFPDonald Trump’s administration ramped up the pressure on North Korea on Sunday ahead of a week of high-stakes diplomacy at the United Nations, warning Pyongyang will be “destroyed” if it refuses to end its “reckless” nuclear and ballistic missile drive.With US officials and their allies scrambling to find ways to contain an increasingly belligerent Pyongyang, the US president will address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and then confer Thursday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting.Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-In spoke by phone Saturday night and pledged “stronger pressure” on Kim Jong-Un’s regime, the South’s presidential office said, adding that the North must be made to realize that “further provocation” would put it on a “path of collapse.”The Security Council last Monday imposed a new raft of sanctions on North Korea-but their impact depends largely on whether China, Pyongyang’s ally and main economic partner, will fully implement them and on Russia, which is hosting tens of thousands of North Korean workers.Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, kept up the rhetorical pressure ahead of the upcoming meetings in New York, asserting that if the North should pose a serious threat to the US or its allies, “North Korea will be destroyed.”Trump’s earlier warning he would rain “fire and fury” on a recalcitrant North Korea, she said, was “not an empty threat.”“None of us want war,” Haley added in an interview on CNN. “We wanted to be responsible and go to all diplomatic means to get their attention first. If that doesn’t work, General Mattis”-the US defense secretary-“will take care of it.”Enforcement in focusAs the US and its allies emphasize the diplomatic track, South Korea is also deploying a state-of-the-art US missile defense system. In their latest call, the White House said Trump and Moon had committed to “take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities” of South Korea, offering no details of how it might do so.Analysts say that in the event of hostilities, millions of people in the Seoul area-as well as the 30,000 US troops in South Korea-would be vulnerable to attack by the thousands of artillery pieces the North has positioned near the border, with potentially staggering casualties.So far, every effort to persuade the North to back away from its fast-developing nuclear and missile programs-including its most powerful nuclear test yet, on September 3 — has proved futile, at times even seeming to prompt new acts of defiance from Pyongyang.The North’s latest show of resistance came when it launched a long-range missile over Japan on Friday, just four days after the UN Security Council had passed a tough new package of sanctions.At the request of the United States, the Security Council will hold a ministerial-level meeting Thursday on ways to enforce the latest sanctions, which include an export ban on textiles, freezing work permits to North Korean guest workers and capping oil supplies.‘Rocket Man’Haley said sanctions had already provided a “punch in the gut” to Pyongyang but that strict enforcement was crucial.Separately, Trump’s national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, agreed that “the critical thing is going to be to get all countries, every one, to do all they can to enforce those sanctions, to do everything they can, short of a military conflict, to resolve this problem.”But if diplomacy and economic pressure fail, he added, “We have to prepare all options.”Pyongyang, an insular country with few outside contacts, says it needs nuclear weapons to protect itself from “hostile” US forces and is determined to build the capacity to deliver a nuclear warhead that could hit the US mainland.North Korea said Saturday it was bent on nothing less than military “equilibrium” with the United States.As his administration continued its efforts to rein in the North, Trump himself gave a more unbridled account of his latest diplomatic contacts.“I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” Trump tweeted, apparently finding a new nickname for Kim (McMaster confirmed that that was probably Trump’s intention).Whether there are gas lines is unclear; very few people own cars in North Korea, outside military and government officials.
More information: © 2010 PhysOrg.com The details of the project were announced at the 2011 Symposium on VLSI Circuits event, which took place at June 15th. Since the system does not require a battery, it has the capability of being used to create an ultra-small sensor node that could be used in a variety of applications and send data to a smart phone that is within a distance of one meter. The system could also be used with any Bluetooth- compatible device in range. This is possible because the system reduces the use of power from several tens of milliwatts to several microwatts, which represents a significant decrease in power. In order to achieve that Renesas created a module that is equipped with an LC resonant circuit. The circuit allows the system to absorb radio waves through LC resonance. The harvesting occurs at a rate of about 10μW from environmental radio waves. The radio waves can then be used to transmit the signal to mobile devices, allowing them to interpret the device as the sensor node sending “0” signals when it is on and “1” signals when the device is not transmitting. While there is little to no information on when the device will be available to the consumer market. Though the company expects that it will be within the next two to three years. via TechOn Explore further Radio Waves: Alternative Power Source Citation: Renesas creates a near-field wireless communication with no battery use (2011, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-renesas-near-field-wireless-battery.html (PhysOrg.com) — Renesas Electronics Corp has announced the development of a near-field wireless communication technology that can transmit data to Bluetooth- and wireless LAN-compatible devices without the use of a battery. The system instead makes use of the electricity generated by environmental radio waves. 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.