For photos and video from today’s robotics demonstration, please visit http://novascotiabusiness.com/robotics. For more information on the Acadia robotics program visit http://robots.acadiau.ca/robotics-home.html. There are 23,000 Nova Scotians employed in ICT related jobs. Nova Scotia has the highest number of graduates per capita in ICT fields in Canada. Nova Scotia is ranked number one in Canada for operating costs in software development. The Nova Scotia ICT industry is 1,000 establishments strong, accounting for 8.2 per cent of Nova Scotia’s business sector output. To develop future talent for Nova Scotia’s growing ICT and technology sectors, students from across the province will expand their skills and knowledge through the use of robots in the classroom. Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has purchased five robot kits for the Acadia Robotics Youth Outreach Program. Acadia University has identified Uniacke District School in Mount Uniacke, The Booker School in Port Williams, and Sir John A. Macdonald High School in Upper Tantallon as recipients of the first three robots, and is in the process of distributing the remaining robot kits. “The ICT and tech sector in Nova Scotia are key areas of focus for NSBI. Through the Acadia robotics program, we can help shape the workforce of the future by providing opportunities for tomorrow,” said Laurel Broten, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Business Inc. “This program is intended to get students thinking about their future, by putting the tech in their hands today. “By providing them with robotic technology and experience we hope to inspire and develop careers to support tech space in our province.” The Acadia Robotics Youth Outreach Program is designed to increase interest in building digital technology and computer science by engaging Nova Scotia students in annual robotics programming competitions and related activities that feature problem solving and teamwork. “The Acadia robotics program depends on partnerships with external organizations and the commitment of volunteers,” said Gary Walsh, director, Acadia Robotics. “We are pleased to partner with an organization like NSBI as we work with students to drive innovation and shape future inventors.” Nova Scotia ICT sector facts:
Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest ICC Test batsmen’s rankings, a statement from the international body said on Tuesday. Kohli is on 922 points with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson (913) just behind him and Cheteshwar Pujara (881) third in the rankings list. In the Test team rankings, India remained in top position followed by New Zealand (2) and South Africa (3) with England (4) and Australia (5) the others in the top five. In the bowlers’ list, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin are sixth and 10th respectively. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh Meanwhile, veteran England pacer James Anderson was ruled out of the four-day Test against Ireland starting on Wednesday due to a right calf injury. Anderson, who was overtaken by South Africa fast bowler Kagiso Rabada in November last year and subsequently by the present No. 1 Pat Cummins of Australia, is ranked second and would have had a chance to bridge the 16-point gap in the one-off Lord’s Test before featuring in a potential direct contest with Pat Cummins in the subsequent Ashes series. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later Anderson’s fellow England fast bowler Stuart Broad (19th) will be looking to retain a top-20 place, which he maintained since 2009, while Moeen Ali (25th, 621 points) is only 12 points behind his best ever rating points achieved in August 2017. Captain Joe Root is the highest-ranked batsman on either side in sixth place while Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler are in 26th and 27th places, respectively. For Ireland, Kevin O’Brien’s scores of 40 and 118 on debut against Pakistan and a subsequent half-century against Afghanistan have lifted him to 68th place while Gary Wilson is 140th in the batting table. Stuart Thompson is their highest-ranked bowler in 64th position with Tim Murtagh just two places behind. Boyd Rankin, who played one Test for England in 2014, would be looking to improve his 106th position. In the all-rounders’ list, the best ranked Indian is Jadeja at third spot sitting behind West Indies’ Jason Holder and Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh.
New Delhi: The oral testimony of witnesses is enough “to show your Dadagiri (bullying tactics)”, the Supreme Court on Friday told former Jharkhand minister Yogendra Sao, who has challenged his conviction and sentence in a 2011 extortion case.The top court said this while agreeing to hear Sao’s plea challenging the April 26 order of Jharkhand High Court which dismissed his appeal against the conviction and two-and-a-half year sentence in the case. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’A bench of Justices A M Sapre and Indu Malhotra issued notice and sought response from the Jharkhand government on the plea. Senior advocate Rakesh Khanna, appearing for Sao, said the magisterial court did not have privilege to see entire call detail records (CDR) which included the period of alleged crime. “Allegation is that I made a phone call and asked for money but the complete CDR was not filed. The CDR, which was filed before the trial court was till the month of March while the alleged occurrence of crime had taken place on April 24, 2011 and August 25, 2011,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KKhanna said the trial court relied upon the testimony of prosecution witnesses and the informant who was an interested party. “The oral testimony is enough to show your Dadagiri (bullying tactic). We cannot re-appreciate the whole evidence. There are concurrent findings against you by two courts,” the bench observed. The top court, however, said that it will examine the matter and sought response from the state government in two weeks. On April 26, the Jharkhand High Court had refused to interfere with trial court’s January 28, 2015 order convicting and sentencing Sao for two-and-a-half year rigorous imprisonment. Sao was booked by the police on the charges of extortion on a complaint from a manager of Ramgarh Sponge Iron Private Limited and a case was registered against him on August 25, 2011.
(Photo: A man helps tear down a sweat lodge in Ouje-Bougoumou, Que. Photo courtesy of Lana Wapachee)By Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsOUJE-BOUGOUMOU, Que.–An overwhelmingly Christian Cree community in northern Quebec has banned sweat lodges and all forms of First Nations spirituality.The ban was imposed after a local family built a sweat lodge in their backyard with the help of a friend, triggering major controversy throughout Ouje-Bougoumou, which means, “the place where people gather.”Redfern Mianscum said he built the sweat lodge to help people, but his dream was short-lived. The evangelical Christian majority in the community, which sits about 722 kilometres north of Montreal, turned against it.The band council then passed a resolution against the all forms of First Nations spirituality, calling it shamanism, and had it torn down in early December.“They see it as evil or something that’s not good and I heard somebody say that it is a form of witchcraft,” said Mianscum.The lodge was built on Lana Wapachee’s property. She was going through a hard time and wanted help. To her, the sweat lodge was a God-send.“It felt good to see them working together for healing for a moment,” she said. “Though I felt scared, I felt, what are people gonna say?”Soon a petition started to circulate around the community calling for the sweat lodge’s removal.The petition drew so much attention that the band council called a meeting which Wapachee said was rigged.“There was a plan, a strategy,” she said. “They wanted…to take down the lodge and at the end of the general assembly, the community got up and they passed the resolution.”The resolution said the Cree community’s elders did not want any form of “Native spirituality or practices” in Ouje-Bougoumou.“The practice of the sweat lodge and its rituals are not restricted to merely medical…healing, but in essence a way to contact and communicate with the spirit world through shamanism,” said the resolution. “The majority of the Ouje-Bougoumou members are Christian faith-oriented and have strong Christian values.”Wapachee said it was difficult watching the tear-down of the lodge.“They came in and it was really long and hard to witness it. It was just me and my kids,” she said.Wapachee’s nephew, Bruce Wapachee, said it upset him to see the lodge destroyed.“I felt that they were…taking away our rights to have our beliefs in what we want to believe in,” he said. “I wasn’t too happy. I was upset about them coming down to tear down our sweat lodge and it was our way of healing.”One of the men who tore down the sweat lodge said the sweat lodge was scaring his children. Rainy Coon-Come said the lodge should never have been built in the community.“Growing up, I didn’t see that. I never saw that. My dad didn’t do it…My grandfather wasn’t into it,” he said. “Go build it somewhere else, not at someone’s house. All this wouldn’t have happened if they’d built it across the lake.”firstname.lastname@example.org
Wearing a Canada hockey jersey with Humboldt on the back, United States Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft made a pitch to Canadians to invest and grow their businesses south of the border.The comments were made during her first official visit to Calgary on Thursday.I’m no stranger to a cowboy hat, but this one is extra special. Thank you for the kind welcome to Calgary, Mayor @nenshi! #StampedeReady #yyc pic.twitter.com/A2eg0aGPAh— Ambassador Kelly Craft (@USAmbCanada) April 12, 2018She also discussed NAFTA and assured everyone it would be resolved and work for the next 25 years.“In general, the United States, Canada and Mexico have been pretty happy with NAFTA as it was originally agreed,” Craft said. “But that rising tide hasn’t lifted all boats evenly.”Craft also said foreign investment in the U.S. is about 20 per cent of GDP.“It is not a coincidence that almost all of Canada’s top domestic companies and largest employers have significant US operations.”She cited several success stories, including business app Slack, which started in Vancouver. It’s now based in San Francisco and generates more than $60-million in annual revenue. She also recognized Calgary’s Minhas Micro Brewery, which expanded to the U.S. and has seen strong growth.
United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots run by the UN World FoodProgramme (WFP) in Ghana and Panama are benefiting from free warehousing facilities being provided by logistics companies UPS and TNT, the agency said today.The depots stock vital supplies such as high-energy biscuits, drugs and other rapid response equipment essential for emergency operations, the agency said in a news release. Amer Daoudi, Associate Director of WFP’s Transport and Procurement Division, welcomed the contribution, saying it enables WFP and its partners to better respond to urgent needs. “The faster the response from these hubs, the more lives we’re able to save,” he said.Since October 2006, WFP has been using TNT’s warehouse facilities at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport in Ghana. UPS then followed in February 2007 by providing similar warehousing facilities at Panama’s Tocumen International Airport.Over the past 12 months, the Ghana facility expeditiously dispatched food and supplies to humanitarian operations in the Central African Republic, Burkina Faso, Chad and other countries south of the Sahara. The Panama depot has helped provide relief supplies to Peru and Bolivia in the aftermath of the earthquake in August, and to Nicaragua in response to Hurricane Felix. 4 December 2007United Nations Humanitarian Response Depots run by the UN World FoodProgramme (WFP) in Ghana and Panama are benefiting from free warehousing facilities being provided by logistics companies UPS and TNT, the agency said today.
Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake assumed office as the 20th Commander of the Sri Lanka Army today. He replaced General Jagath Jayasuriya who was appointed as the new Chief of Defence Staff.Ratnayake was enlisted to the Regular Force of the Sri Lanka Army on 06 February 1980 as an Officer Cadet and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on 18 July 1981 in the Sri Lanka Light Infantry (SLLI) Regiment. In addition, he has also held a variety of key staff, instructor and administrative appointments, including Commanding Officer of the Sri Lanka Military Academy, Director Media of the Sri Lanka Army and Military Spokesman for the Ministry of Defence during 2004 – September 2005. Throughout the span of his career of more than 33 years, he has taken part in many seminars, conferences, workshops and invited assignments. Lieutenant General Ratnayake outshines as one of the few Officers of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces to have completed so many local and overseas graduate study courses and diplomas. Currently, he is reading for a PhD at Kotelawala Defence University. Upon commissioning, he followed the Commando Officers Course, Infantry Young Officers Course, Battalion Support Weapon Course, Junior Command and Senior Command Courses in India, Governance and Management of Defence Course at Cranfield University, UK, Higher Level Security Studies Diploma Course and Advanced Communication Skills Course in Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. He also graduated from Defence Service Command and Staff College, Bangladesh, National Defence University, China and Army Intelligence School, Fort Hnachuca, Arizona, USA. With wide experience and service, Lieutenant General Daya Ratnayake has held many command appointments to suit his rank and was privileged to command an Infantry Battalion and three Infantry Brigades, prior to being appointed as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 23 Infantry Division which pioneered the humanitarian operations in the East.Upon conclusion of humanitarian operations, he was called upon to rehabilitate 12,000 ex-combatants, where he was appointed as the Commissioner General Rehabilitation. With transformation of the Army from warfare to peacetime roles, he using his capacity of judgement, and sense of humaneness rendered an indelible service for the field of rehabilitation, in his capacity as the Commissioner General Rehabilitation.
A 24-year-old man is dead after a collision between a taxi and a pedestrian on Highway 2 in La Ronge.In a news release, RCMP said members of the La Ronge detachment responded Saturday shortly after midnight to a report of a collision near the bingo hall in the northern Saskatchewan community. A man found in the southbound lane with life-threatening injuries was transported by EMS to hospital, where he was declared dead.RCMP said a taxi was travelling southbound when it struck the man, who was walking on the highway.The investigation is ongoing.La Ronge is approximately 380 kilometres north of Saskatoon.
According to a statement issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, the Secretary-General welcomed the decision made by the African Union’s Peace and Security Council on 17 October to address the political impasse and deteriorating security situation in Burundi. “He noted that such comprehensive and resolute action could offer Burundi the opportunity to put an end to the continuing violence and find a consensual political solution [on] the way forward,” the statement continued. Further to the statement, the UN chief assured the Chairperson of the African Union Commission that the Organization stands ready to provide any support necessary to advance the implementation of the measures agreed upon by the members of the AU Peace and Security Council.According to media reports, the African Union announced on 17 October that it would launch an investigation into violations of human rights in Burundi. It also called for implementation of targeted sanctions against those contributing to the rising violence in the country.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Abraham Ancer won last week’s Australian Open in Sydney and with his teammate Roberto Diaz is tied for second at the World Cup, five strokes behind Belgium going into the final round.Ancer, who shot 65 with Diaz on Saturday, was asked whether the food had something to do with his strong play in Australia.“Definitely not the tacos, but I’ve had a lot of fun out here,” Ancer said, smiling. “Had a great time in Sydney, played some good golf, and I think it’s continuing here with my good friend.”Diaz said the foursomes, or alternate shot, sets up well for Mexico on Sunday.“I hit a bunch of drivers and he’s a great iron player,” Diaz said. “So the key tomorrow will be having a bunch of birdie looks.”INDIA SLIPSThe India team of Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri could only manage 70 on Saturday in the best-ball format, leaving them in a tie for 11th and nine strokes behind Belgium.“I think we both didn’t play very well like we did yesterday and the day before,” Bhullar said. “There were quite a few holes where we struggled at the same time.”Bhullar said the team is looking forward to the foursomes on Sunday.“The goal is just to repeat what we did and work on a few other aspects,” Bhullar said of India’s 72 in difficult weather conditions on Friday.NICE RECOVERYPeter Karmis and Alexander Tranacher had the worst of golf days on Friday at the World Cup. But the Greeks made a 19-stroke improvement on Saturday thanks to better weather and a different format at Metropolitan.Karmis and Tranacher, playing foursomes, or alternate shot, during horrendous weather conditions on Friday shot 15-over 87 in the driving rain and wind. In fourballs, or best-ball, on Saturday, they shot 68 for a three-round total of 5-over 221.That left the Greeks in second-last place of 28 teams. Zimbabwe, represented by Scot Vincent and Benjamin Follett-Smith, rebounded from an 84 Friday to a 66 Saturday but are in last place, a stroke behind Greece going into Sunday’s final round of foursomes.AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIEThe home side is hoping a boisterous home crowd will help them overcome a big Belgium lead at the World Cup.Australia’s Marc Leishman and Cameron Smith are tied for fifth, six strokes behind the Belgians.“It would be good if we could get the crowd into it,” Leishman said after the team’s 65 on Saturday. “If we get the fanatics roaring, and friends and family, and a lot of people supporting us, it would be great.”Chants of “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi oi oi,” rang out several times from the crowd of nearly 1,000 following the Australians around Metropolitan on Saturday.__More AP golf: https://apnews.com/apf-Golf and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsDennis Passa, The Associated Press
Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 14, 2018 May 14, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, Mountain View shooting suspect charged with murder In a Monday police statement, it was announced that Shannon Bryant, 29, suspect of the Mountain View shooting, was arrested for first-degree murder and will be arraigned next week.The arrested was in connection with an apparent walk-up attack that left two men in their 30s fatally shot last weekend, police said Saturday.Shannon Bryant, 29, was being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder. He’s believed to have shot Tony Jackson, 33, and Robert Brown, 37, at Mountain View Park on Sunday, San Diego Police Lt. Anthony Dupree said.Police responded to a report of gunfire at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Mountain View Park, located near the intersection of Ocean View Boulevard and 40th Street in the Mountain View neighborhood.Responding officers discovered the two victims with gunshot wounds to their chests, Dupree said at the time. They were both taken to a hospital, where they later died.Detectives said the victims were standing in the 500 block of South 40th St., when the attacker walked up to the two men and started shooting, Lt. Dupree said. KUSI Newsroom
Amaravati: The debate over Sadavarti lands has been taken up during the AP Assembly session on Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Mangalagiri YSRCP MLA Alla Rama Krishna Reddy has alleged that Chandrababu Naidu Benami’s has bought lands in Chennai. He said that even the court has also stated that the government has sold it for cheap. MLA said the facts on the sale of the lands should come out. He also said the Vigilance investigation should be done over Sadavarti lands issue. Responding on this, Minister Vellampalli Srinivas has clarified in the house that the government will order the investigation on the lands issue.
Enrollment among students in the District of Columbia’s public and public charter schools spiked for the eighth consecutive year to 90,061 students for the 2016-17 academic year. Officials primarily attribute this increase to robust growth in the city’s charter schools.Public Schools in D.C. have experienced an enrollment hike for the eighth year. (Courtesy image/logo)Audited numbers for the 2016-17 school year released by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education March 7, show enrollment in the District’s public charter schools shot up to 41,506 students, a gain of 2,601 students from the previous year.Charter school growth was acutely felt in the fourth and ninth grades, Tomeika Bowden, director of communications for the Public Charter School Board told the AFRO. Both Bridges Public Charter School (PCS) and KIPP DC Spring Academy PCS added a fourth grade this school year, while Washington Leadership Academy and Goodwill Center PCS opened and added freshmen.That meant fourth grade growth increased by 11.2 percent, while ninth grade saw 11.1 percent gains. Data from the District of Columbia Charter School Board shows 75.7 percent of its charter school students are Black and nearly 78 percent are low income.Meanwhile, enrollment in traditional D.C. public schools gained 116 students, for a total of 48,555 students for the 2016-17 school year, per the data.In response to the growth, District of Columbia Public Schools will add additional grades to MacFarland Middle School and Ron Brown College Prep High School next year, Janae Hinson, deputy press secretary for DCPS told the AFRO. In past few years, DCPS responded to the demand by adding about a half-dozen schools, she noted. “One of DCPS’ top priorities is ensuring that students have an opportunity to attend a great school that they love,” Hinson said via email. “Our student satisfaction rate is 82 percent because of the incredible learning opportunities we provide.”Public school enrollment numbers are up nearly 3 percent from the previous school year, with the charter and traditional public school systems adding a total of 2,717 new students. The school system’s enrollment reached a high of roughly 146,000 students in 1967, before dropping precipitously over the next decades, according to The Washington Post.School officials said the continued upward swing proves the city’s investment in improving public education has paid off, and families recognize it as a new day for public education in the District.“The District is becoming an attractive place to live and people from across the country are moving here and sometimes they start families and they begin looking for educational options,” Fred Lewis, a spokesman for the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, told the AFRO. “And through the diligent work of both the school sectors — the DCPS and the public charter schools — they are seeing that the quality of education is improving, they want to be part of that movement and they also want to become involved.”David Pickens, executive director of D.C. School Reform Now, told the AFRO that multipronged levers have fueled the growth in both systems over the years. For one, the D.C. Public Charter School Board has added schools with existing track records of success and jettisoned those that are low performing, Pickens said. Existing charter schools also offer students a wealth of educational options and choice, which generates excitement as well.Moreover, the District’s streamlined application process that lets students apply online to 12 schools in one swoop has helped bring more kids to public and charter schools, he said. “The city’s done a very good job in just instilling confidence in the public sector,” Pickens said.
The Bengali food festival is here again! All the folks out there who crave for bengali food can head on as Welcomhotel Sheraton brings us the opportunity to enjoy the best of bengali delicacies.In Bengal cooking is considered high art. There are indeed two distinct traditions – one from the East, the second from the West, Bangals and Ghotis. The main difference between food cooked in a West Bengali home – those from originally from Kolkata (Calcutta), and its surrounding districts and towns, tastes sweeter.East Bengali home – those from Dhaka (Dacca) now in Bangladesh, generally resists putting sugar in their foods. Fresh water fish is what a true Bengali look forward to. This fest would highlight the best of two Bengals, with its distinct tastes and flavours. So hurry and book your table.
The scorching heat of the summer may be one of the most dreadful times of the year for the grown-ups but for children, it brings with it the euphoria of one of the most anticipated vacations in the calendar. Here are a few reading treats listed for children to read this summer vacation:4Book: The Ammuchi Puchi; Author: Sharanya Manivannan and Nerina Canzi”When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi.”Aditya and Anjali love listening to their grandmother’s stories, particularly the scary one about the ghost in the tree. But the night their grandmother passes away, all her stories seem to lose their meaning. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThen something happens that is more mysterious and magical than any story. Could their grandmother still be with them after all?Stunningly illustrated and told in gorgeous, poetic prose, this is a poignant and moving story about bereavement and healing.4Book: Inside India — Festivals and Celebrations; Author: Shachii Manik and Ahmed SikanderJoin Indy and Dia on a super exciting and fun tour of India’s popular, curious and bewildering festivals and celebrations. This activity book for children will help you navigate India’s colourful festival calendar through engaging activities like word searches, crossword puzzles, number games, recipes, art and craft and much more. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive3. Book: Encyclopaedia of DinosaurThis book introduces the readers to the intriguing world of Dinosaurs. The book contains pictures and information about the newly discovered Indian Dinosaurs. A captivating offering to let one know where these creatures lived and what they looked like, it seems just apt for a vacation read.4. Book: A Bagful Of History; Author: Subhadra Sen GuptaLet’s take a walk through history. And as you travel back in time, there are encounters of dinners with Mughal princess Jahanara Begum; a jugalbandi with Miyan Tansen, one can compete with the nawabs of Chandni Chowk in a kite-flying duel, be a part of Raja Ram Mohan Roy’s fight for the education of the girl child, or revolt with Indian sepoys in the Mutiny of 1857. Many more exciting events find mention in the book. Peppered with stunning illustrations and unusual trivia, this is a fascinating read about the unforgettable events and people from Indian history.5. Book: The Children’s Book Of TruthsWhy do people fight? What’s the use of education? Is India rich or poor? Why are stories important? Can anyone be a leader? Is science only about exams? Will planting trees save the earth? Growing up throws up a lot of questions – about people, events and the world around us. Sometimes the answers are in simple black and white, wrong and right, but mostly they are not.In this book, ten truth-explorers and idea-shapers share with you their thought-provoking views on important topics close to your heart and mind. Drawing on their experiences, they help you see many different sides of a question and arrive at the most important truth – your own conclusion, your own interpretation, your own answer.6. Book: Rebel with a paintbrush; Author: Anita VachharajaniAn artist, a citizen of the world and a rebel, Amrita Sher-Gil was one of modern India’s first professional women artists.
Most people go to Mount Vernon in Virginia to learn about George Washington and life in the 18th century. But for a group of high school seniors on a field trip, Mount Vernon became a time portal to glimpse life in the fourth millennia BC. The student group, participating in an archaeological dig, found a stone axe head about seven inches long and three inches wide, believed to have been created by a Native American craftsman some 6,000 years ago.According to the Mount Vernon website, “Similar axes date to the Archaic Period of Virginia’s history (4,500-8,000 years ago) and would have been an important part of the Native American toolkit roughly 6,000 years ago.”Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2012: Mount Vernon, home of President George Washington. Large pecan tree to the left almost dwarfs the stately mansion, facing the Potomac River.“The group made this archaeological discovery at Mount Vernon’s African American cemetery, which oral history suggests was the resting place for enslaved individuals and possibly some of their freed descendants.”“The axe provides a window onto the lives of individuals who lived here nearly 6,000 years ago,” said Sean Devlin, Mount Vernon’s curator of archaeological collections. “Artifacts, such as this, are a vital resource for helping us learn about the diverse communities who shaped this landscape throughout its long history.”Washington out on the plantation, with Mount Vernon in backgroundMount Vernon officials said the axe had been made from a piece of “green stone” that was most likely taken from a nearby river.The axe was chipped with a hammerstone to create its cutting edge; following that it was carved with a harder stone to create a smoother cutting surface. It was then worked even further with a grinding stone. The tool was most likely highly valuable.Garden shed at far end of Upper Gardens at Mount Vernon, VA.According to the Mount Vernon officials, “The discovery took place along the ridgeline upon which the African American cemetery sits and was used by communities of Virginia Indians as long ago as 8,000 years ago, and continuing for several thousand years afterward based upon the archaeological evidence.”“While the site appears to have been continually occupied over this period, it was not necessarily a ‘village’ site. Rather, the location was probably one of many temporary stopping over points for a community as they traveled along the river or exploited the resources of the area.”Devlin said the axe was dated by making use of knowledge of when similar tools came into use and by dating the methods of its construction. Hundreds of other artifacts have been found at the site, but none quite like this.A View of Mount Vernon with the Washington Family by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 1796.The student group’s archaeology teacher, Jason Anderson, whose son was one of the two students who found the axe, told the Washington Post that students from Archbishop Hoban High School have been involved with archaeology work at Mount Vernon for six years.“The neatest thing is: The whole purpose we do any of this stuff is to get students interested in archaeology,” Anderson said, adding that he was thankful it was the students rather than adults who made the discovery.For Mount Vernon’s archaeologists, artifacts such as the axe help researchers interpret the daily lives of people who lived there long ago. Its archaeology program maintains an electronic database where data is recorded about every artifact recovered and where it was found. After cataloging objects, Mount Vernon’s team cleans, preserves, and stores all of our artifacts here on-site so they are available for researchers.Mount Vernon’s original house was constructed from wood, built by George Washington’s father around 1734. Once he owned it, George expanded the house twice — in the late 1750s and in the 1770s. It remained Washington’s home until his death in 1799.Read another story from us: The Mysterious Underwater Land Mass Known as the ‘British Atlantis’The house fell into decline until a historical group stepped forward to preserve it in the 1850s. The house was later designated as a national landmark.
Back to Basics Part 3. Installing Third-Party Software in Linux Mint Cinnamon by Martin Brinkmann on February 17, 2018 in Linux – 33 commentsLinux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” is the latest iteration of the hugely popular distribution, featuring a few different desktop environments. I’ve really grown to enjoy the Cinnamon environment, regardless of what distro I’m using at the time, but obviously when using it within Linux Mint, you’re getting the intended experience since Cinnamon was made for Mint.That said, Cinnamon is the most popularly used environment, so this quick tutorial is based around that, but its pretty easily translatable to the other environments as well!So, you’ve installed Mint. You’ve gone to your favourite websites, and you’ve clicked around the filesystem. Great, but now you need more stuff! Begin by clicking the Menu button located by default in the bottom left corner, and then go to ‘Administration’ and click ‘Software Manager.’Tip: Run sudo apt-get update on the command line to update the repository before you open the Software Manager on your Linux Mint device.Software Manager Linux MintThis Software manager is the graphical tool for installing third party software such as Spotify, PlayOnLinux, Steam, or Chromium. It’s also used for searching for individual packages, such as dependencies for other applications; however, some people prefer using Synaptic Package Manager for that, leaving the Software Manager for menial searches like basic software.That said, either program will work as they both search the same repositories, it’s just a matter of UI preference (as far as new users should be concerned. The more advanced features of Synaptic are of no importance to most casual users.)Using the Software Manager is relatively straight-forward, simply pick a category and then scroll, or search at the top. Any software currently available in the repositories will show up in the Software Manager, as well as any PPA’s you may have added to your repository list as well (perhaps from other tutorials.)Note that you require an Internet connection to use the Software Manager.The beautiful part about using a GNU/Linux system, is that the vast majority of software you’ll ever use, is available just a few clicks away, rather than having to download from websites, install, delete the installer file, etc.Tip: You can head over to the Linux Mint Community website to search and browse software.Other options:If you prefer to use the Terminal, run the command sudo apt-get install packageName to install the specified package directly.To install .deb packages, run sudo dpkg -i filename.deb.To install .rpm packages, run sudo rpm -i filename.rpm.Now you: As a new Linux Mint user, how do you find you like the Software Manager, and installing software through it?Related articlesA look at Linux Mint 18.3 KDE – The Last KDE Linux MintLinux Mint KDE is out, LMDE 3 is inLinux Mint team targets May or June 2018 for Linux Mint 19 releaseSummaryArticle NameBack to Basics Part 3. Installing Third Party Software in Linux Mint CinnamonDescriptionMike walks you through the steps of installing third-party software on devices running a recent version of the Linux Mint Cinnamon distribution.Author Mike TurcottePublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
As Canada’s home crowd exploded into cheers at BMO Field in Toronto on Tuesday evening, a nightmarish silence clouded over Costa Rica. For a split second, it looked as if the men’s soccer team would lose to the Canadians and possibly fail to advance from the Gold Cup’s group stage.Then the yellow-and-red checkered flag waved on the sidelines and the rain-drenched fans returned to a monotonous hum in front of the eventual 0-0 draw between Canada and Costa Rica.Canada’s Marcus Haber, who scored the would-be game winner off a free kick, was ruled offsides. He was barely an inch beyond a line of defenders when he punched in the discounted score past keeper Esteban Alvarado.After Costa Rica’s third straight draw, the perennial favorites to win Group B coming into the regional tournament finish in second place behind Jamaica. On Sunday, they will face the runner-up of Group C: either Trinidad & Tobago or Mexico, depending on the result of their game tomorrow.“We achieved the main goal, which was to get to the quarterfinals,” Alvarado said after the game. “We have a lot of details to iron out but, thank God, we’re moving on.”The Ticos haven’t just flirted with disaster in the Gold Cup, they’ve been on the verge of making a long-term commitment to it. Canada nearly scored again in the waning minutes when a slippery ball went through Alvarado’s gloves. A seemingly sure chance for Canada to score again was denied when captain Bryan Ruíz’s leg miraculously deflected the ball right at the goal line to keep the match scoreless.“We’re not satisfied with the tie because we know we have to get better,” Ruíz said. “But today we get to continue into the next round and have the opportunity to improve.”Players and coaches keep harping on the theme of improvement as the men’s team has been unable to establish dominance over a trio of teams ranked 76th, 88th and 111th in FIFA’s world rankings. And the latest draw keeps Paulo Wanchope still winless as Costa Rica’s head coach, moving La Sele to 0-3-5 under his watch.“I don’t have doubts about what we’re doing,” Wanchope said leading up to the game with Canada. “I don’t doubt the form or the identity of play that we want, but we have to make some individual adjustments,” he said. “In terms of style and form, we’re doing alright. But we still recognize that things have to improve.”A starting lineup that left strikers like Joel Campbell and Álvaro Saborío on the sidelines was a risk on Wanchope’s end to find some cohesion for a precarious defense that remains a work in progress. Though Cristian Gamboa was able to return from a leg injury that kept him from Saturday’s 1-1 tie with El Salvador, veteran defender Michael Umaña left the team before its game Tuesday, reportedly to work out a new deal with his club team in Iran.Short bursts of heavy rain before kickoff and at the end of the first period created a slick canvas for Tuesday’s sloppy game. Costa Rica’s offense did little in the first half until Deyver Vega cut inside for a left-footed shot that required a diving save from Canadian goalie Kenny Stamatopoulos.Costa Rica’s quarterfinal matchup will kick off at 7:30 p.m. EST on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Facebook Comments Related posts:CONCACAF Gold Cup preview: Ticos look to re-establish themselves as region’s top team FEDEFUTBOL official: FIFA scandal won’t affect Costa Rica’s upcoming matches Analysis: Why Costa Rica’s football team will get back to the World Cup 2017 Gold Cup: Costa Rica’s La Sele draws Canada 1-1
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Focusing its business solely on agents is a signifier of Excite’s confidence in the survival of consultants, with the company’s general manager Joe Karbo stressing that “there is a future for agents” in Australia. Speaking to e-Travel Blackboard exclusively, Mr Karbo said while there are hurdles in the industry, every market is being dealt with various scenarios and expects agents to always play a role in the Australian travellers booking plans. “We believe there is a future for agents, we consider them a part of the family and give them an alternative option,” Mr Karbo said. “We see sizeable bookings from Australians – some that add up to $10,000 particularly from families and I think that’s where the difference is in the Australian market. “They also prefer to book four – five star hotels and also the strong AUD and weak Euro continue to play a big factor that keeps the market stable and we’ve seen a lot of new trading.” Experiencing a 198 percent growth in bookings over the past 18 months, Mr Karbo pinned the company’s success to its dedication to travel agents as well as its move to embrace online. He said the combination of traditional with the benefit of technological development from consumer sites made Excite a spot for agents looking for a faster option with more choice. Celebrating its ten year anniversary this year, the company is in the midst of unveiling major technological developments that will help agents during the booking and research process. Among the online advancement includes a possible GDS alignment as well as next week’s official launch of Activities, a “comprehensive site seeing module” with over 5,000 activities in 330 cities to explore online in real time. Mr Karbo said the new site was designed to make Excite the “one stop shop” for accommodation, transfer and sightseeing. This year the company has also been nominated for three AFTA Awards including two in the supplier categories. Mr Karbo said the nominations were a “monumental achievement” for an Australian company that started with two people and now employs over 80 staff. “It is a competitive market with some agents booking on consumer sites,” Mr Karbo added. “We believe we have superior product out there… we believe we are the most innovative and that we have to work harder to earn the business when others have an open road for business.” For more information on Excite’s new Activities module, click back onto e-Travel Blackboard next week.
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians meets with the media the day after every game, often times explaining injury situations as well as anything else he may have seen the day before. Here in this space, we’ll highlight some of the most notable quotes.“I was again, watching the tape, very pleased with the way we handled the ups and downs of the game. We talked about it going into the game that this was going to be a game, this football team, San Diego, they were going to have their chances, we were going to have our chances and it was going to go back and forth. We had the nice upswing before the half and they had the big upswing after the half. I really like the way we weathered it as a football team and played in the fourth quarter. The one thing I was looking for on the sideline was somebody that was in disbelief; I couldn’t find one. I couldn’t look in anybody’s eyes that didn’t think we were going to win that game in the fourth quarter, and that was a really good feeling as a coach.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Thoughts on first road test this week in New York against the Giants?“New York’s never an easy place to go to. The one thing you hate is to go into a team that’s wounded. They got beat, they’re embarrassed a little bit. I’m sure we’re going to get more than their best. Tom (Coughlin) is going to have them more than ready. We have a front that’s going to be extremely hard to block with the crowd noise, although we experienced crowd noise at our own place last night some. So it’s nothing new in that phase, but I know Eli (Manning), he’s got a lot of pride and we’ll get his best effort also.”Do fans here need to learn to quiet down when the Cardinals have the ball?“Yeah, and keep their tickets.”Tyrann Mathieu did a lot of running before the game. Was there any inkling he may have been ready to play?“No, no. Running is not his problem. Playing football is his problem right now. The quickness reaction, change of direction, covering those guys man-to-man that he has to do. Breaking down and tackling, which he did a little bit last week. He’s progressing nicely. He looked faster watching him run a little bit last night. I think he got caught up in the emotion of everything. It was very good for him.” Top Stories Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Can you take us through the health situations of some of your players?“John Abraham is in the protocol, he’ll go through the concussion protocol and be day-to-day. Frostee (Rucker) will miss Wednesday for sure. He’ll be doubtful for the game with a calf. Other than that, everybody’s pretty much day-to-day.”How did Andre Ellington handle playing through his injury?“He’ll be in a boot today, which will be his protocol. He’ll play on it, he’ll be in a boot to calm it back down and then see how it goes. He’ll probably miss practice Wednesday, we’ll see how it goes, then practice Thursday and Friday.”How do you think Tommy Kelly did?“I thought Tommy Kelly did very good. A lot of pressure in the middle of the pocket — got really close a couple of times. I think he and Calais both, with their length, they have a tendency to bull rush and get low and when they can’t get there, they need to stop and get up, get their hands up. They could put a picket fence up there. It would be hard to throw down the middle, and it’s something we’ll work on.”Does Andre Ellington playing through injury earn his teammates’ respect? “Oh there’s no doubt. Guys are patting him on the back left and right. He cramped up in the fourth quarter, was right back in it. The long run, obviously, was something he can do and it was a big run for us.”Why was Larry Fitzgerald not targeted much in the game?“You have to ask the quarterback. He’s going out for a pass every time. I don’t look at that. We don’t design plays for guys to get the ball — that’s interceptions waiting to happen. You have guys go out and whatever the coverage dictates, you get it. The coverage dictated he wasn’t getting many. He was open a couple other times and we threw it somewhere else, but I’m not interested in anybody’s numbers other than the Ws. Those days are long gone.”How would you assess the job your tackles did, especially Bobby Massie?“I think Bobby had a solid game other than two plays. He gave up a sack and he jumped offsides, but other than that he played pretty solid. Fall on the fumble, don’t try to pick it up with a cast on your hand. But for him, against some really good dudes, he held his own. I think Jared (Veldheer) was solid.”Were you surprised how well Carson Palmer moving around and out of the pocket? “Yeah, he was very frisky. He looked younger. It might have been that outfit he had on in pregame warmups. I don’t know if anybody saw it, but he lost a quarterback bet so it was an ugly outfit. It was shirt torn and bandana and short shorts — it was hilarious. But it was huge in the game; his mobility in the game was huge. Obviously the last third and 10 when he got the first down in that drive was a very big, big play.”Have you ever had a situation where you had two punters active?“No, no, but with a rookie kicker we were going to bite the bullet and not have a new holder that he never worked with, especially I thought this game could come down to a field goal that would be the deciding points and I didn’t want a different holder out there.”How was the secondary, and specifically the two starting cornerbacks?“I think they were solid. Thank goodness we had a little pressure and Philip missed the one down the middle when Cro was beat. But where we’re putting them, they’re going to get beat sometimes. The pressure better get there. They got their work cut out for them every week, and I’m happy that they’re not satisfied.” Would you like to get Jonathan Cooper more snaps?“When he earns them. Not to just put somebody in the game. That ain’t no time to be getting someone experience, that’s called preseason.” – / 61 0 Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires