Husband and Wife arrested for stealing injuring man

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 19, 2017 – Providenciales – An alleged criminal couple was arrested by Police and charged with aggravated burglary and robbery.   A 36 year old woman and her 30 year old husband are the TCIs own ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ it appears as Police say in a report that the duo was caught with stolen goods and are their suspects in the case where a resident of Belgrade Gardens was pistol whipped and robbed of a Jamaican passport and his 2008 Nissan Skyline sedan.  The home invasion is from April 7, 2017 and led to the man being hospitalized with injuries.#MagneticMediaNews#husbandandwifearrestedinTCI#TCIBonnieandClyde Related Items:#husbandandwifearrestedinTCI, #magneticmedianews, #TCIBonnieandClyde Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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2019 Ram Heavy Duty contorts pavement with 1000 lbft of torque

first_img Share your voice 1 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value See All Now playing: Watch this: 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better A good lookin’ body, inside and outI have to give credit to Ram for building a heavy-duty truck that doesn’t look all that different from the Ram 1500. The Ram HD is properly handsome, and these days that seems like a weird thing to say, considering how “meh” the Ford Super Duty is, and how “oh heavens no” the Chevy Silverado HD is. The body is literally slick, too, with a decent drag coefficient of 0.409, which Ram claims is the best in the segment.If you want to look properly beefy, opt for the Power Wagon, which is the Ram HD’s most off-road-friendly variant. It’s taller than the standard Ram, with a special suspension for off-roading, locking differentials, a disconnecting sway bar and a 12,000-pound Warn winch. It also has a 360-degree camera to help navigate around obstacles. Despite the new kit, the truck is 28 pounds lighter than before.Under the body is a brand new frame made of 98.5 percent high-strength steel. It has six crossmembers, fully boxed rear rails and it’s ready for both fifth-wheel and gooseneck hitches. Despite all the beefiness, a good deal of which is necessary when your truck makes one thousand torques, use of lightweight materials results in a truck that’s up to 143 pounds lighter than before.The interior of the Ram HD borrows the same updates from its light-duty sibling. There’s a nice amount of layering on the dashboard, with plenty of storage space obvious as the eye moves downward. There’s still a healthy amount of physical switchgear, even when the infotainment screen expands to epic proportions.Enlarge ImageApparently, it is possible to make a heavy-duty truck that doesn’t look bad. Ram Good tech for a truckSpeaking of screens, the Ram 1500’s monster 12-inch Uconnect infotainment screen is available, but as with the 1500 before it, it’s not standard on every trim. The big boy can display either one page across the height of the screen, or it can run two applications simultaneously. Uconnect is one of our favorite systems across the industry, so this is definitely a good thing. A second, 7-inch screen in the gauge cluster is also available.The tech doesn’t end there. The interior rocks active noise cancellation and special acoustic glass designed to minimize unwanted noises — Ram claims this updated HD model reduces interior noise by 10 decibels. Even the HVAC system has been tweaked to deliver more air with less noise. Electric heating elements are tucked into the vents to deliver warm air faster in the winter.USB ports are all over the darn place, including Type-C ports. You can also kit out the interior with up to three 115-volt plugs, all of which can handle up to 400 watts for charging or powering various items.  On the safety front, the Ram HD can be optioned with automatic emergency braking, a 360-degree camera and a second rearview camera that looks into the bed. The truck can also monitor up to six tire pressures on the truck and an additional 12 tires for a trailer. The Ram 3500 has unique parking sensors designed to work with dually rear ends. The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty is manufactured in Mexico. Given the 2019 model year, it shouldn’t be too long before it goes on sale. Detroit Auto Show 2019 Ram 1:44 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Feb 4 • 2020 Kia Telluride: Detroit Auto Show debut turns Super Bowl ad star Jan 22 • Our highlights of the 2019 Detroit Auto Show 2019 Ram Heavy Duty has all the torque Detroit Auto Show 2019 Detroit Auto Show: See all the latest coverage.Trucks: Like truck stuff? This is for you. Feb 7 • Chevy’s full-scale Lego Silverado is plastic fantastic in Chicago More From Roadshow Ram just took the Torque Wars to a whole new level, one that finally stretches into four digits.A mind-blowing powertrainThe 2019 Ram Heavy Duty (2500 and 3500) is officially the first heavy-duty truck from the US’ Big Three to reach 1,000 pound-feet of torque. That monster output comes as part of an optional 6.7-liter Cummins diesel I6, which also makes 400 horsepower. Yet, the engine weighs some 60 pounds less than its previous iteration, thanks to a new cast-iron cylinder head, lighter pistons, new connecting rods and bearings, in addition to an all-new exhaust manifold and tweaked variable-geometry turbocharger.Of course, there are other engines on offer for the 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. The base engine is a 6.4-liter V8 putting out 410 hp and 429 lb-ft. If you’re after diesel, but not the full-bore kit, there’s another Cummins on offer with 370 hp and 850 lb-ft.In terms of transmissions, the big-boy Cummins mates to a six-speed Aisin automatic that’s built specifically to handle all that torque. The other, less powerful Cummins variant uses a different six-speed automatic, while the gas V8 hooks up to an eight-speed automatic. So what does that translate to in terms of capability? To put it brusquely, it has a crapload of capability. The Ram HD will haul up to 7,680 pounds in the bed, and it will tow up to 35,100 pounds. reading • 2019 Ram Heavy Duty contorts pavement with 1,000 lb-ft of torque Trucks May 14 • History of the Toyota Supra, a Japanese sports car legend 2019 Ram HD brings a handsome face, 1,000 lb-ft of torque… Comment • Tags 99 Photos Ramlast_img read more

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Olympus OMD EM1X goes gonzo on image stabilization

first_img Yes Olympus’ OM-D E-M1X camera’s smaller than it looks Yes Post a comment Viewfinder (mag/ effective mag) Best Buy Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II EVF 2.4 million dots 100% coverage 1.48x – 1.65x/ 0.74x- 0.83x Olympus OM-D E-M1X Sensor effective resolution Mentioned Above Panasonic Lumix G9 Sensor shift 5 axis, IS Sync $1,197 20.2 oz., 574g 2.0x 324 area -3 to n/a EV 3 in./.7.5cm Multiangle tilting touch 1.04 million dots $1,199 870 shots (2 x 1,720mAh batteries) -6 – 20 EV ISO 64 (exp)/200 – ISO 25600 Amazon ISO 100 (exp)/ISO 200 – ISO 25600 Manual aperture and shutter in video Yes Optical -2 – 20 EV Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.2 60 – 1/8000 sec. (1/32,000 with electronic shutter); bulb to 30 minutes; 1/250 sec. x-sync (Super FP to 1/8,000) Metering Fujifilm X-T3 23.2 oz. (est.), 658g (est.) 3 in./7.5cm Articulated touchscreen 1.04m dots H.264 MP4 UHD/60p @ 150Mbps ; 1080/60p, 50p, 25p, 24p; 1080/180fps n/a 19 oz. (est.), 539g (est.) 18fps (electronic shutter)10fps (mechanical shutter) (60fps with fixed AE/AF and electronic shutter) 49 raw/49 JPEG   5.7 x 5.8 x 3.0 in.; 144 x 147 x 75mm ISO 64 (exp)/200 – ISO 25600 Sensitivity range EVF 2.36 million dots 100% coverage 1.3x – 1.48x/ 0.65x- 0.74x Audio Yes IS 440 shots (1,720mAh) Yes Yes 29 min. H.264 QuickTime MOV C4K/24p @ 237Mbps; UHD/30p, 25p, 24p @ 102Mbps; 1080/120p Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) n/a 121-point all cross-type phase detection AF, 121-point contrast AF n/a Wireless connection 5.3 x 3.6 x 2.7 in.; 134 x 91 x 69mm Maximum best-quality recording time per clip AF sensitivity 2 x SDXC (1 x UHS-II) Comparative specifications 1/8,000 to 30 sec. (1/32,000 sec. with electronic shutter); bulb to 60 min; 1/250 sec. x-sync 380 shots (1,860mAh) 1,728 zone Panasonic Lumix G9 No 0 – 18 EV 20fps (with e-shutter); 9fps (with mechanical shutter) 600 JPEG/60 raw (With fixed focus and exposure, 60fps with e-shutter and 12fps with mechanical shutter) 18fps (electronic shutter) 10fps (mechanical shutter) (60fps with fixed AE/AF and electronic shutter) 2 x SDXC UHS-III, V90 ISO 80 (exp)/ISO 160 (exp)/200 – ISO 12800/51200 (exp) Shutter speed Best video Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 20.4MP Live MOS 12-bit 2 x SDXC (1 x UHS-II) 3 in./7.5cm Articulated touchscreen 1.04m dots Yes 2.2-million-point phase-detection AF, 91-area contrast AF Yes $3,000 See It 35.2 oz. (est.), 997g (est) $1,197 $1,700; £1,500; AU$2,800 OLED EVF 3.7 million dots 100% coverage 1.66x/0.83x Stereo; mic input, headphone jack Stereo; mic input 200,000 Stereo, mic input, headphones Autofocus Display Yes 60 – 1/8,000 sec. (1/32,000 with electronic shutter); bulb to 30 minutes; 1/250 sec. x-sync (Super FP to 1/8,000) H.265 QuickTime MOV C4K/60p @400Mbps; H.264 QuickTime MOV UHD/30p, 25p, 24p at 400Mbps 18 Photos See it 29 min. Adorama 10 min. Wi-Fi (802.11ac) 256 zones Mfr. price (body only) 390 shots (1,260mAh) Shutter durability (actuations) Hot shoe 121-point cross-type phase detection AF, 121-point contrast AF Sensor shift 5 axis, IS Sync 20.4MP Live MOS 12-bit Flash Yes -4 – 18 EV Feb. 2019 Size (WHD) 2.0x Memory slots Included add-on Metering sensitivity Yes 2 x SDXC UHS-II U3 No CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $1,300; £1,500; AU$2,500 Clean HDMI out 20.3MP Live MOS 12-bit Focal-length multiplier Tags Yes $1,197 5.2 x 3.7 x 2.3 in.; 133 × 93 × 59mm 20 min. Yes 17.4 x 13mm 11fps 145 JPEG/42 raw (20fps with e-shutter) 17.3 x 13mm Body operating weight No Dual IS 2 (5 axis) OLPF OLED EVF 3.7m million dots 100% coverage 1.1x/0.75x $1,400; £1,350; AU$2,200 (est.) Panasonic Lumix G9 Sensor size 324 area Fujifilm Olympus Panasonic 5.4 x 3.8 x 3.6 in.; 137 x 97 x 92mm Wireless flash 400,000 Release date Cameras -2 – 20 EV Stereo; mic input, headphone jack Sept. 2018 Seven stops of stabilization is pretty impressive given that the best we’ve seen thus far is about 5.5. Depending upon what you shoot, that could mean the difference between having to tote a tripod or being able to leave it behind, or being able to shoot at a lower ISO than you’d otherwise have to.I’m a big fan of Olympus’ stabilization performance in general, but in the little time I had to try out the E-M1X I didn’t have much luck with it — the best I could do was handheld at 0.1 sec. (with the 12-100mm f4 lens), which is the best tend to get consistently with almost any system.olympus-om-d-e-m1x-p1240087Enlarge ImageShot in Handheld High Res Shot mode (1/80 sec., f4, ISO 320). Not much of a photo, but you can see the tiny distorted buildings in the raindrops. (It’s easier to see if you view the full-res photo.) Normally that’s not a big deal, but the sensors used in Micro Four Thirds cameras tend to be relatively low resolution. Lori Grunin/CNET The improved stabilization plus the dual processors facilitate a handheld High Res Shot mode in addition to the existing tripod-requiring mode; handheld combines 16 shots to produce a 50-megapixel image. While there doesn’t seem to be an impractical lower bound on the length of the exposure, since the camera uses the sensor shift mechanism to produce the image, the in-body stabilization isn’t effective here.Like most computational multishot features, the high-res mode takes a bit of time to process after the shot, despite the extra horsepower. Olympus added another multishot mode, Live ND Filter, which combines photos to simulate the effect of up to five stops of neutral-density light reduction, with the ability to preview the result. olympus-om-d-e-m1x-p1240086Enlarge ImageA more conventional shot in Handheld Hi Res Shot mode (1/80 sec., f4.5, ISO 1000). Download the full-resolution image. Lori Grunin/CNET The increase in processing power also enables the new, AI-driven Intelligent Subject Detection, which can recognize and track cars, motorcycles, planes and trains. You select which subject you’re shooting, and the AF locks on to a specific aspect — for instance, the helmet of the motorcyclist — for tracking. It selects and tracks it automatically in this mode, so you don’t have to initiate the object selection or tracking as you normally would. Combined with the Pro Capture mode, which buffers images before you press the shutter so you don’t miss a shot if your reaction time’s a little off, it can really come in handy.While the detection magic initially only works for those limited shooting situations, additional tracking modes can be added via firmware upgrades. Olympus plans to release regular feature updates via firmware for the camera, as it does for some of its other higher-end models.Physically fitOf course, the control layout’s been adapted to the bigger body along with the needs of pros. For instance, the drive modes are now more easily accessible on the left shoulder, there are joysticks for manipulating focus areas (plus more AF-area configuration options), and it now has a control-lock switch setting for which you can selectively choose what to lock (before it was all or nothing). On board, it’s got a GPS, barometer, compass and more. The smaller body feels quite comfortable to hold and is likely less fatiguing over the course of a day, and most of the controls are easily reachable. I’m not fond of the location of the metering, AF and drive modes — they’re kind of awkward to reach on the left shoulder and all the buttons feel similar — but I always hated the convention of that location for the mode controls in cameras like the Nikon D5. Clearly a personal preference issue. Most of the other buttons have unique-feeling surfaces so that it’s easy to distinguish among them without looking.olympus-om-d-e-m1x-p1240142The tray holds two batteries. Lori Grunin/CNET The dual SD card slots are now both UHS-II rather than just one of them, Wi-Fi’s been upped to 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) and the viewfinder offers a bit higher magnification, thanks to an additional lens optic in it. Plus, Olympus says the dust removal is 10 percent more efficient than previously, and the subject detection has also been improved. The bigger body means that Olympus can just toss in a second battery to solve the big problem plaguing mirrorless cameras — awful battery life caused by power-draining viewfinders and sensor-shift stabilization mechanisms — while still using the same battery as the E-M1 II’s. Olympus will include two in the box, along with two chargers, which is nice. The camera also jumps on the USB-C charging bandwagon, and the company claims it can charge both batteries in two hours.Otherwise, the M1X has most of the same components and specificatons as the M1 II; most notably, the same 20-megapixel sensor and on-chip autofocus system, metering system, continuous-shooting rates and viewfinder.Really, the only thing that gives me pause is the price. Paying so much for the small Four Thirds-size sensor incites a knee-jerk response when an APS-C Fujifilm X-T3 or M43 Panasonic Lumix G9 equipped with a vertical grip is about two-thirds the cost. The integrated grip does improve the weather resistance — the camera’s rated to IPX 1 even when you’re plugged into the ports, though Olympus claims the sealing goes way beyond that basic claim — and the M1X is faster, but it’s the nuances of speed and stabilization performance that will probably determine whether it’s worth the money for your particular needs.olympus-150-400mmA mockup of the upcoming 150-400mm lens. Olympus Along with the camera, Olympus made a development announcement for a new 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25x IS Pro lens. It’s got a built-in teleconverter to stretch that out to 300-1,000mm, and with the upcoming MC-20 converter (expected this summer), that will jump to 600-2,000mm. Olympus didn’t provide any pricing or availability for either. Jan. 2018 225-area DFD Contrast AF 23.5 x 15.6mm Dec. 2016 3 in./7.5cm Articulated touchscreen 1.04m dots 1.5x Update Jan. 24, 4 p.m. PT:  Added corrections and hands-on comments, embedded gallery.Read now: Galaxy S10 won’t save Samsung innovation, but foldable Galaxy X couldRead next: Galaxy X: Samsung’s foldable phone must learn from ZTE, FlexPai’s mistakes 26MP X-Trans BSI CMOS 4 14-bit 2.0x Yes See It Share your voice No Battery life (CIPA rating) Yes Yes Lori Grunin/CNET Olympus’ Micro Four Thirds OM-D E-M1X is the first pro camera i’ve picked up without bemoaning my lack of upper body strength.  A sibling to the great E-M1 Mark II, it’s designed to attract professional action and wildlife photographers looking for a light(er)-weight alternative to an SLR or even an APS-C mirrorless. While it’s not that light at more than 2 pounds (just under a kilogram), it’s still relatively compact for what it is — and more importantly, the lenses are much lighter and smaller than the APS-C or full-frame equivalents.Olympus plans to ship the E-M1X by the end of February. It’s priced at $3,000 or AU$4,500 for the body, which converts to roughly £2,295.   The OM-D E-M1X is essentially the E-M1 Mark II on steroids; physically bulked up with an integrated vertical grip that holds two batteries, two TruePic VIII image processors and a beefier gyro sensor that helps increase the stabilization for up to seven stops of compensation (7.5 with an OIS lens that supports Olympus’ Sync IS hybrid stabilization).  1/8,000 to 60 sec. (1/32,000 electronic); bulb to 60 minutes; 1/250 sec. x-sync Burst shooting 200,000 17.3 x 13mm Preview • The Panasonic Lumix G9 seeks the GH5’s cachet, but for stills See It 0 No Yes H.264 QuickTime MOV C4K/24p @ 237Mbps; UHD/30p, 25p, 24p @ 102Mbps; 1080/60p, 50p, 25p, 24p @ 202Mbps Nolast_img read more

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Google Stadia gaming at GDC 2019 Everything just announced

first_imgGoogle’s Stadia head Phil Harrison announces the new service. James Martin/CNET When you think of ways to play big-name video games, you probably think of Xbox, PlayStation or Switch. If Google has its way, you’ll soon be considering its Stadia service too. The tech giant announced its new streaming game service at a press event during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The new service, called Stadia, is designed as a way for people to play and watch gaming together, Google said. The company said it plans to bring together players, broadcasters on YouTube and game developers to create a new experience. It’ll launch later this year, Google said, without saying anything about how much it’ll cost. • See All 3:53 Mar 21 • Google Stadia puts Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC gaming on notice Now playing: Watch this: Apr 30 • How to preorder Oculus Quest and Rift S right now Comments Apr 30 • Facebook’s new Oculus Rift S vs. Oculus Quest: Which VR headset is for you? Now playing: Watch this: Google Nvidia Google, your next gaming destination? Game Developers Conference Gaming Tech Industry Digital Media Online Google rolls out Stadia gaming service and controller Google has a controllerThe rumors were true: Google has developed a controller for its Stadia service. But unlike most gaming controllers, which connect to a video game console, the Stadia controller is designed to connect directly to the internet, to ensure the fastest connection.google-stadia-controlThe Stadia controller Claudia Cruz/CNET Stadia streams at high qualityGoogle said its service currently streams video at 1080p, 60 fps. But at launch later this year, Google said it should be capable of 4K video at 60fps, and in the future it’ll be able to output 8K video at 120fps. Google already has partnersThe company said it’s working with Ubisoft, makers of the popular Assassin’s Creed adventure games, and id Software, makers of Doom, to bring games to the service.Google is going to make its own gamesThe company also said it has started a game-making studio, much like Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have done. The company didn’t show off any games it has planned, but it’s recruited industry veterans such as former Electronic Arts and Ubisoft executive Jade Raymond.We don’t know how much it’ll costOf all the things Google did announce, it didn’t put a price tag on any of it. It’s fair to assume the games will likely cost the same they typically do on a standard Xbox, PlayStation or Nintendo, but the company’s staying quiet for now.Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, said in an interview after the event that he expects several different approaches, from direct purchase to game rentals where you sign up to play for a certain number of hours.Stadia is designed with YouTube in mindGoogle showed off how Stadia can stream video to spectators, and also offer them ways to join in. One example Google described was a “play” button on a YouTube video that brings you straight into the game on Stadia. Another example was allowing gamers watching someone play a basketball game, for example, to click a link to join in.Google also said Stadia will have a “State Share” feature, where people can share a link that allows someone to play starting exactly at the same spot in the game that they are.Google wants developers to use Stadia tooGoogle said it’s partnered with game development software makers like Epic Games, Unity and CryEngine to ensure game developers can take advantage of its technology.What do Google’s competitors say?Microsoft said in a statement that it’s “a great time to a gamer,” and noted that it’s devoted to offering choice as well through its upcoming Project xCloud service.Sony and Nintendo didn’t respond to requests for comment.Not everyone likes the logoIt’s getting roasted for looking too ’90s.  3 CNET’s Lori Grunin contributed to this report.Originally published March 12.Updates, March 19, 9:55 a.m. PT: Adds details from Google and expectations for the event; 11:55 a.m. PT: Adds info on everything just announced; 2 p.m. PT: Adds Microsoft comment. “Our ambition is far beyond a single game,” said Google’s Phil Harrison. Instead, the company sees the opportunity to give players “instant access” to a game by clicking a link. “The power of instant access is magical, and it’s already transformed the music and movie industries.”gdc-2019-google-9067Enlarge ImageGoogle teased its announcement with a video game museum. James Martin/CNET The service allows gamers to play standard PC games within anything that can browse the web, including a TV, a phone, a tablet and of course a PC. The games are powered by Google’s high-performance computers, which then stream the images to the web browser in a similar way Netflix streams videos. And they’re streamed at up to 4K high-definition video, at 60 frames per second, meaning animations will move smoothly. Gamers play using a controller Google designed, which connects through Wi-Fi to Stadia’s systems.”It’s seamless,” Harrison said. Google isn’t the only company doing this. Sony’s offered its PlayStation Now game streaming service since 2014, and chipmaker Nvidia offers one called GeForce Now. Microsoft is also readying an Xbox-related game streaming service, called Project xCloud, expected in the next couple of years. Here’s everything we know about Google’s service so far.It uses the ‘cloud’The service relies on Google’s massive global network of computers and servers that delivers YouTube, Google Maps and Gmail to you already. Google said it’s developed specialized graphics and computer chips to make its systems work particularly well for gaming. reading • Google Stadia gaming at GDC 2019: Everything just announced 1:56 Game Developers Conference Mar 21 • Intel intros 9th-gen Core H mobile CPUs, Graphics Command Center Tags Share your voice 13 Photos Google Stadia is a play-anywhere streaming game platform…last_img read more

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Crude oil prices may fall to 20 a barrel in coming months

first_imgGlobal glut and growth concerns may pressurize the crude oil market further, leading oil prices to fall to as low as $20 a barrel in coming months, according to a global brokerage firm.Brent oil prices fell nearly 2% or 71 cents to touch an 11-year low of $36.17 a barrel on the London-based ICE Futures Europe Exchange on Monday, while the US Benchmark West Texas Intermediate dropped 32 cents, or nearly 1%, to trade at $34.41 a barrel.The decline in oil prices comes on the back of growing concerns over the global growth, which could weigh on the oil demand in the coming months. A slowdown in demand may worsen the oversupply conditions that have been rattling the oil market since June 2014.”We reiterate our concern that ‘financial stress’ may prove too little too late to prevent the market from having to clear through ‘operational stress’ with prices near cash costs to force production cuts, likely around $20/barrel,” said Goldman Sachs in a note to its clients.”Our base case remains that the global oil stock build will on aggregate remain shy of storage capacity, although the storage buffer has once again narrowed. But this rebalancing is far from achieved…,” Business Standard quoted Damien Courvalin, Abhisek Banerjee, Raquel Ohana of Goldman Sachs, as saying in a report.Oil prices are also under pressure from an unchanged decision on production levels by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) at its recent meeting. The oil cartel remains reluctant to cut the oil output, as it fears loss of market shares to other oil-exporting countries.”OPEC can’t take a unilateral decision, for example, to cut production and others … raise production. Either we all go to cut production to really defend prices or we have to wait and see,” Iraq’s oil minister Adel Abdul Mahdi told Reuters on Sunday.A slowdown in China and resumption in oil exports from Iran are also expected to keep oil prices lower for a prolonged period.last_img read more

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Why superstitions are hard to shake

first_imgDo you forward a chain mail even though you know fully well that your action would not bring any promised luck? This is because you might consider the costs of ignoring rationality is low relative to the costs of ignoring intuition, suggests new research.The researchers found that detecting an irrational thought and correcting that error are two separate processes, not one as most dual-system cognitive models assume. This insight explains how people can detect irrational thought and choose not to correct it, a process described as ‘acquiescence’ in the study. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Even when the conditions are all perfect for detecting an error, when people have the ability and motivation to be rational and when the context draws attention to the error, the magical intuition may still prevail,” said researcher Jane Risen from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the US.Understanding how acquiescence unfolds in magical thinking, can help provide insight into how it is that people knowingly behave irrationally in many other areas of life, the study said. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCertain variables create situations in which intuition is likely to override rational thought. For example, people may acquiesce if they can rationalise their intuition by thinking that a particular situation is special. Acquiescence may also be more likely if the costs of ignoring rationality are low relative to the costs of ignoring intuition, the researchers said.The findings will be published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Review.last_img read more

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Hill tea garden labour union to stop dispatch from today over unpaid

first_imgDarjeeling: The Darjeeling Terai Dooars Plantation Labour Union (DTDPLU, affiliated to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) will stop the dispatch of tea from Hill tea gardens from Thursday. The Joint Forum of Tea Unions will stop the plucking of leaves in the tea gardens from March 11. The move comes in protest against the non-payment of arrears in around 60 percent tea gardens in the Hills.This is the time of the premium first flush tea, which is exported. “In January 2018, the daily wages of tea garden workers had been increased by Rs 17.50. However, in most of the gardens in the Hills, the increment took effect from March 2018. A year has passed and the arrears have still not been paid,” stated Balam Tamang, president, Darjeeling sub-division committee, DTDPLU. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseTamang stated that upon hearing about the blockade of tea dispatch, the Darjeeling Tea Association has called for a meeting of the management of the gardens that have not paid the arrears and trade union representatives on Friday. “We will stop tea dispatches from Thursday. Depending on the outcome of the meeting on March 8, we will decide on our future course of action,” stated Tamang. The Joint Forum (conglomeration of 6 unions) has launched a dharna at the Darjeeling Tea Association. “We will hold gate meetings from Thursday till March 9. If arrears are not paid by March 10, we will stop the plucking of tea leaves from March 11,” stated J B Tamang, convener of the forum. It may be mentioned that there are 87 tea gardens in the Darjeeling Hills.last_img read more

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Teaching Girls to Code

first_img 5 min read February 1, 2013 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. A failed congressional campaign inspired attorney Reshma Saujani to start Girls Who Code, a non-profit in New York that seeks to address the gender gap in technology.Saujani, an Indian-American child of political refugees, launched her underdog campaign in 2010, motivated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential run. While she didn’t win, the support she received from other women pushed her to “pay it forward.” During her campaign, she’d learned that job growth came from technology – but only a small, mostly male fraction of the U.S. work force could fill those jobs. “As a nation, we’re missing out not just on innovation, but the innovation of an entire gender,” she says. “Our country depends on teaching girls to get into these fields.”Taking her renewed passion for public service, Saujani last summer launched Girls Who Code, training underprivileged teenage girls in computer science. She recruited executives at Twitter, GE and eBay to support the program. This year, with a $435,000 grant by the Knight Foundation, she plans to expand Girls Who Code to three cities, and eventually launch Girls Who Code clubs in schools.Saujani was recently named a Next MAKER by Makers.com, which honors trailblazing women leaders across the globe, joining the ranks of Madeleine Albright, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and her mentor, Clinton. She’s now a candidate for New York City Public Advocate, running on a platform focused on supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs.Edited interview excerpts follow.Entrepreneur: Will training and mentoring girls in tech have more of a social impact or economic impact?Saujani: They’re intertwined. If we teach a million girls to code by 2020, there will be a tangible change in the economic future – more jobs, less pay inequity. There’s an access issue in this country. In NYC, 76 percent of public school students don’t have access to a computer in school. So students are missing a fundamental language that we use in business. Socially, there is a huge impact. When girls build, they make things to improve their community.Entrepreneur: Do you know how to code?Saujani: I wish I did! I was always intimidated by math and science growing up and I still am now. I don’t want other girls to feel as I did. I wish I could build an app. Even as I run for office, it’d be great if I could make changes to my website myself. There’s a vulnerability that comes with not knowing. That is true for small-business owners as well. Think about the small family restaurant down the street — if everyone else is on Seamless and she’s not, how does she compete?Related: PopTech’s Andrew Zolli on Resilience and Solving World ProblemsEntrepreneur: Has the tech community been supportive of nurturing girls?Saujani: Yes. Both men and women have come out to support us. My relationship with the CEO of Twitter evolved because I reached out to the women of Twitter networking group. They helped recruit other female engineers and entrepreneurs to support us. Men support us because they have daughters, and they see that computer science education isn’t happening in school.Entrepreneur: Are young women less interested in becoming tech entrepreneurs than young men are? Is that a myth?Saujani: We make it true by saying it. If we encourage girls to take risks like we do for boys, there will be more gender parity in entrepreneurship. We have to start encouraging our girls to fail fast, fail hard and fail often. Girls Who Code is a natural place for this. I saw the confidence level in our girls enormously increase in the eight weeks of the program. In the beginning, they could hardly introduce themselves. By the end we had them making presentations in a room of 100 people and doing science fairs at the New York Stock Exchange. They were not the same girls they were when they started. We shouldn’t have a creative culture or society that makes it more acceptable for men to fail than women.Entrepreneur: Was it difficult to recover from your congressional race?Saujani: I gave myself two months to mourn it and ask questions of what went wrong during the campaign. Putting together a campaign is like starting a business — you learn about how to hire, how to run your budget, what your message is, what your mission is.Related: The ‘White African’ and Nairobi’s Tech HubEntrepreneur: Is failure now part of the zeitgeist of our culture?Saujani: The economy has changed so significantly that if you ask young people what they want to do, they want to become entrepreneurs. Failure is part of that. If you are passionate and smart and you have an idea and you fail, it doesn’t preclude you from doing anything else. Exploring these things is about finding your dharma and figuring out what you’re put on this earth to do.Entrepreneur: How do you find your dharma?Saujani: The best test: Do you bound out of bed in the morning? I don’t sleep enough, but I jump out of bed every morning. I love what I’m doing, I love Girls Who Code and I love running for office. I did not feel that way for most of my career. I was curled up in the fetal position for most of my career! What are you getting out of your work? What are you losing? Do the cost benefit analysis of sticking with something that you don’t love, and see if it’s worth it to you. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

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