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Jumbo ski resort approved

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe British Columbia government has approved the Jumbo Glacier ski resort.This has the Ktunaza First Nation concerned about the environmental impacts this will impose on their sacred land.The resort company has consulted with Ktunaza and offered them an advisory position but the First Nation isn’t buying it.APTN National News reporter Tina House has more.last_img

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2 killed in Magura road crash

first_imgAt least two people were killed and 20 others injured as two coaches crashed head-on on Magura-Jhenaidah road in Sadar upazila of Magura on Thursday night.The deceased are Habibur Rahman, 27, and Krishna Kumar Das, 28, residents of Chuadanga district.District police spokesperson additional superintendent Md Toriqul Islam told Prothom Alo that a Dhaka-bound coach, Darshana Delux, crashed head-on with another coach Sonartori Paribahan coming from Barisal around 11:15pm in the upazila town.Sonartori Paribahan then turned turtle on the road, leaving two dead and 20 injured, the police officer added.The police also said the injured were sent to Magura Sadar Hospital and bodies of the deceased are kept in the hospital morgue.last_img read more

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Thai princess meets foreign minister Mahmool Ali

first_imgVisiting Thailand’s princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on Tuesday evening held a meeting with foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and discussed various issues of mutual interest.Sirindhorn who arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a four-day visit also visited Mariali Government Primary School in Gazipur.She will visit Thailand and Bangladesh collaborative project on Vetiver Grass Development near Tiger Pass Area in Chattogram on Wednesday.She will also visit Ethnological Museum in the port city.Sirindhorn will meet prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday morning and exchange views with agriculture minister Matia Chowdhury and culture affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor and other dignitaries, officials said.She will also inaugurate a new environmental conservation project taken in collaboration with the environment and forests ministry titled”Bangladesh-Thailand Vetiver Grass Development Project to prevent hill erosion in Chattogram” on Wednesday at Tiger Pass in Chattogram city.The princess is leading an 11-member high-profile Thai government delegation to visit philanthropic projects she set up in Bangladesh in 2011 under her father late King Bhumibols’s Royal Chai Pattana Foundation.On the first day, she visited Liberation War Museum in the city and took a tour of different galleries of the museum.Officials at the museum described the brutalities carried out by Pakistan army during the 1971 Liberation War.She will also attend dinner to be hosted by foreign minister Mahmood Ali in her honour.last_img read more

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New scanning technique allows researchers to read words on mummy waste wrap

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers with University College London has found a noninvasive way to read writing on ancient papyrus used to construct boxes that held mummies inside their tombs. Team lead Adam Gibson spoke to the press about the new development and why he believes archaeologists and historians will find it useful. ‘Oldest’ papyrus is finally decoded Citation: New scanning technique allows researchers to read words on mummy waste wrap (2018, January 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-scanning-technique-words-mummy.html Researchers have known for many years that workers in ancient Egypt recycled papyrus for different purposes—one particular use was creating decorated boxes into which mummies were placed. Papyrus scraps were glued together using paste and plaster, similar to modern paper-mâché projects. In ancient times, papyrus was used as a type of paper. Tax records were reported on papyrus, for example, as were lists of grocery items. Because papyrus was used for such mundane tasks, examples offer a glimpse of daily life in ancient civilizations such as that in early Egypt. Unfortunately, up till now, the only way to read such information on the recycled papyrus used to create mummy cases was to tear apart the fragments, destroying the box. In this new effort, the researchers have found a way to read the papyrus without causing it any harm.The technique involved using a digital imaging method that interpreted light bounced back from a subject. Prior research had shown that the pigment in ink used by the ancient Egyptians over 2000 years ago could fluoresce under the proper infrared filter. By using such filters with digital imaging technology, the team was able to see the ink and read what it said. The team used the technique on a coffin lid held at Chiddington Castle in Kent and report that they were able to make out a word that after translation spelled “Irethoreru,” which, the team explained, means “The eye of Horus is against them.” It was a common name in ancient Egypt. The team further suggests that because of the way the text was displayed on the papyrus, it was likely the mummy’s actual name.Gibson suggested that moving forward, researchers can use the technique to read other papyrus samples without destroying them in the process.center_img © 2018 Phys.org Explore further 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.last_img read more

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Which Switch

first_imgAugust 1, 2005 Pull the old switcheroo, and get a new, faster, more efficient ethernet switch. 24 Fast Ethernet ports, two gigabit ports, PoE There’s nothing as awesome as networking hardware, right? OK, it’s not as hip as a smartphone, but Ethernet hardware should be the backbone of your growing office network.Sure, Wi-Fi is more exciting, but most new computers today are pre-configured with Ethernet adapters and need only a good Ethernet switch and some Category 5 cable to start communicating with each other. The wired portions of your network will be more secure, more reliable and, usually, faster than wireless nodes.Fast Ethernet is the networking flavor used most often; it provides data transfers of 100 megabits per second. Even faster (1,000Mbps) gigabit Ethernet switches are also popular, and sometimes, the two are found on the same switch. We’ll look at some of each.Many manufacturers, both large and small, offer both kinds of switches. Your first decision is managed or unmanaged. Managed switches come stocked with more advanced features, ports and remote management capabilities, whereas unmanaged switches are more plug-and-play. The demands of your network will dictate what type of switch you need. Do-it-yourselfers have a better chance of getting an unmanaged switch up and running with minimum difficulty. Managed switches may require more know-how–or a networking consultant.Because of the significant price difference between managed and unmanaged switches, we list Fast versions of the first and gigabit versions of the latter. For example, the $139 (all prices street) Linksys SD2008 is an eight-port unmanaged gigabit switch that will appeal to businesses needing lots of bandwidth for multimedia and VoIP. Compare it to 3Com’s OfficeConnect Gigabit Switch 8, which also clocks in at $139, and SMC Networks’ eight-port gigabit SMC8508T EZ Switch, which is even more affordable at $105. Any of these are no-lose options for small offices or workgroups in need of expansion. Alternatively, they offer a cheap and easy way for those with established networks to start the migration from older, 10Mbps hardware.If you’re connecting a larger number of PCs, you may want the more robust switching features and remote management capability of a managed switch. Power over Ethernet, or PoE, is a term you’ll often see popping up in this regard. It means that electricity runs over the Ethernet cable to power networking clients like IP telephones, webcams or wireless access points, minimizing the need for inconvenient power cords. The $1,300 Adtran NetVanta 1224ST PoE features 24 Fast Ethernet ports with full power provided to each. The $1,199 Netgear ProSafe FSM7326P Layer 3 switch also comes with 24 Fast Ethernet ports, two gigabit ports and PoE. If that’s more power than you need, D-Link’s Web Smart DES-1316 features 16 ports, half of which have PoE, for an affordable $449.Also check with Cisco, particularly its Catalyst line. The 2950 series is a good place for growing businesses to start. Rapidly expanding businesses and larger businesses will find plenty there to keep busy. Hewlett-Packard’s ProCurve line is another strong source for networking gear. All the manufacturers we’ve covered offer a variety of port counts and managed and unmanaged hardware to fit any network need. If you’ve already invested in a particular brand of equipment, that is a good place to start when shopping for new gear to expand your network. 24 Fast Ethernet ports, PoE www.3com.com (800) NET-3COM This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. CONTACT TYPE PORTS D-Link Web Smart DES-1316 Eight gigabit ports Layer 3 managed Eight gigabit ports www.netgear.com (888) NETGEAR www.adtran.com (800) 9ADTRAN Unmanaged gigabit $139 $105 Unmanaged gigabit Netgear ProSafe FSM7326P Shopping List Layer 2 managedcenter_img STREET PRICE Eight gigabit ports 3com OfficeConnect Gigabit Switch 8 SMC networks SMC8508T EZ Switch www.linksys.com (800) 546-5797 This story appears in the August 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » MANUFACTURER/ MODEL Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now $139 www.smc.com (800) SMC-4YOU $1,300 $1,199 Adtran NetVanta 1224ST PoE www.dlink.com (800) 326-1688 Linksys SD2008 Unmanaged gigabit 4 min read 16 Fast Ethernet ports, eight with PoE Layer 2 managed $449 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Air travellers start to feel effects of government shutdown

first_imgTags: Airport, Shutdown Share By: The Associated Press Air travellers start to feel effects of government shutdown << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, January 8, 2019 DALLAS — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel and airlines including Air Canada and WestJet are recommending passengers arrive at airports at least 3 hours before departure for U.S. flights.Both Air Canada and WestJet have posted updates on their websites about the 3 hour recommendation.Air Canada’s advisory reads: “Air Canada advises customers travelling to the U.S. that they arrive at Canadian airports three hours prior to their scheduled departure time due processing times of customers by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency.  Air Canada is working with the USCBP and local airports to improve processing and your patience is appreciated.”Over the weekend, some U.S. airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting paid.Here are some common questions about the shutdown’s impact on airports and travel, along with the answers:___WHO IS SUPPOSED TO KEEP WORKING?About 10,000 air traffic controllers who work for the Federal Aviation Administration and about 51,000 Transportation Security Administration officers have been told to keep reporting to work because they are deemed essential. Those workers at airport checkpoints, control towers and FAA radar stations aren’t being paid.___ARE THEY SHOWING UP?TSA admits that more screeners are calling in sick at some airports, including Dallas-Fort Worth International. It gave few numbers but issued a statement Friday saying that more have been missing work since the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The TSA said the effect was “minimal.”Then over the weekend, travellers reported longer checkpoint lines at some airports, including LaGuardia in New York. On Monday, TSA tweeted that agents screened 2.22 million passengers nationwide on Sunday, which it called a “historically busy day due to holiday travel.” TSA said only about 220,000 travellers waited at least 15 minutes at checkpoints, while 0.2 per cent – fewer than 5,000 – waited at least 30 minutes.___HOW WILL TSA RESPOND TO NO-SHOWS?More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongTSA spokesman Jim Gregory said officials are managing. “If we don’t have appropriations by midweek or so, (officers) will miss their first paycheque. That’s obviously where it becomes more difficult,” he said.Gregory said the agency has a team of officers who can go to airports facing a shortage, a tactic developed in case natural disasters prevented screeners from getting to work.___WHAT ABOUT TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS?About 1,900 air traffic controllers – nearly one in every five – are eligible to retire right now and it’s not clear how many of them will stick around. They won’t get paychecks later this week despite working over the holidays.“I don’t know how long they’re going to stay on the job if they’re not getting a paycheque,” said Paul Rinaldi, president of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.There is an even larger group of recently hired trainees and apprentices and Rinaldi said the prospect of a long shutdown could lead some of them to take other jobs.___WILL A SHORTAGE OF CONTROLLERS LEAD TO FLIGHT DELAYS?The largest pilots’ union wrote to President Donald Trump last week urging a quick end to the shutdown, which it said was threatening the safety of the nation’s airspace.Rinaldi, the controllers’ leader, said safety is not being compromised, but that capacity to manage traffic could be reduced, leading to flight delays. Others see that as less likely.“It would have to get pretty bad before the government said (to airlines), ‘Hey, start scaling back your plans for service,’” said Richard Aboulafia, an aviation analyst. “You could see that in a worst-case scenario.”An early test of the air traffic system could come around the Feb. 3 Super Bowl in Atlanta, when an influx of corporate jets and private planes will further crowd the sky above the nation’s busiest airport. Planning for handling that traffic has been put on hold, Rinaldi said.___WHO HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED?Workers who aren’t deemed essential. That ranges from technicians who maintain equipment used in airport towers to clerical staff. Federal aviation safety inspectors have also been furloughed.More news:  Save the dates! Goway’s Africa Roadshow is back___SO WHO IS INSPECTING PLANES?FAA spokesman Gregory Martin said the agency has been recalling inspectors for certain jobs including assignments at the airlines, as it did in previous government shutdowns.“We’re going to continue to prioritize with the resources that we have,” Martin said. “Our focus is on the commercial air carriers and volumes of people they carry.”Martin did not say how many inspectors are working or how the number of inspections being done compared with pre-shutdown levels.Chuck Banks, one of those furloughed inspectors, said colleagues are being called in when an airline needs something, like a plane certified for flight. The routine, normal oversight of operations at airlines and repair shops is not being done, leaving companies to regulate themselves, he said.“Do you like the fox watching the hen house?” he said. “Every day the government stays shut down, it gets less safe to fly.”___WHAT OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES ARE AFFECTED?The National Transportation Safety Board is delaying accident investigations and hearings. While there have not been any fatal airline crashes, the board has delayed other investigations, including an examination of a Florida highway accident that killed five children on their way to Walt Disney World.NTSB representatives did not answer phone calls or reply to emails Monday. A recorded message for the public affairs office said nobody would respond until the shutdown ends.Some people who applied for Global Entry, a program that lets travellers get expedited clearance into the U.S., have had interviews cancelled. Gary Leff, who writes about travel on his View from the Wing blog, said that some airports are still processing applications.The program is run by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Spokespeople at the agency did not respond for comment.last_img read more