CP NewsAlert Avalanche in Banff National Park three climbers presumed dead

first_imgBANFF, Alta. — Parks Canada says three mountaineers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park.The federal agency says the three men were attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway.They were reported overdue on Wednesday and multiple avalanches in the area where they were climbing were noticed from the air.Officials say recovery efforts are on hold because of a continued risk of avalanches in the area.One of the men is American and the other two are from Europe.Parks Canada says the three are considered professional mountain athletes and highly experienced.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Google’s privacy promises don’t sway many experts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google is preparing new privacy tools intended to give people more control over how they’re being tracked online.But few experts appear ready to celebrate Google’s moves, which are part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices.CEO Sundar Pichai says the company wants to do more to stay ahead of “constantly evolving user expectations” on privacy. Google says it will limit the sending of personal information to company servers, extend ways for users to prevent tracking and rein in location sharing.Critics countered that many of these measures appeared superficial and unlikely to seriously impact Google’s own data collection.Rachel Lerman And Matt O’Brien, The Associated Press read more

TSX Wall Street head higher as markets await Scotland referendum

TORONTO — The Toronto stock market headed higher Thursday, as Scotland heads to the polls in a referendum vote that has the potential to send ripples across global markets.The S&P/TSX composite index jumped 14.42 points to 15,473.30. The Canadian dollar found strength, jumping 0.34 of a cent to 91.22 cents US.Scots will be deciding whether they want their country to leave the United Kingdom, with the referendum results expected early Friday before markets open in North America. Polls have said the results are too close to call.Traders expect that if Scotland stays as part of the U.K. it would remove a lot of the uncertainty that has developed on equity markets and has helped drive up the value of the U.S. dollar. Some traders have suggested a vote to leave Scotland could put a damper on the global economic recovery.On Wall Street, markets headed higher with the Dow Jones industrials ahead 59.99 points to 17,216.84, after closing at a record high on Wednesday. The Nasdaq was up 21.21 at 4,583.40, and the S&P 500 index advanced 6.88 points to 2,008.45.The U.S. markets got a boost after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled Wednesday that it still plans on keeping its key interest rate at a record low “for a considerable time,” as long as inflation remains under control. The central bank said it will keep its benchmark rate near zero until it sees consistent growth in wages and in the job market.The Fed also said it will make another $10-billion cut in the pace of its monthly bond purchases, which have fuelled stock markets and kept long-term borrowing rates low. The program is still slated to end in October.Overseas, the European Central Bank has launched a new stimulus program in hopes of getting banks to lend, an effort to revive a stalling economy. On Thursday, the ECB for the 18-country eurozone handed out 82.6 billion euros (US$107 billion) in ultra-low interest loans to 255 banks.In corporate news, Penn West Petroleum reported a net income for the second quarter of $143 million, or 29 cents per share, compared with a net loss of $53 million, or a loss of 11 cents per share, in the same quarter last year.The oil and gas producer had delayed its second-quarter earnings due to the restatement of past financial reports after finding some accounting irregularities. Penn West shares were more than eight% higher, or 64 cents, to $8.37.Air Canada said it will begin to charge a $25 fee for first checked bags on domestic flights. The fee applies to passengers booking the lowest economy class Tango fares, as of Thursday for flights as of Nov. 2. Shares in Air Canada rose 30 cents to $8.92.Earlier this week, WestJet announced it would begin charges for a traveller’s first checked bag. WestJet shares were up 10 cents to $33.15.On the commodity markets, December bullion was down $14.60 to US$1,221.30 an ounce. Gold stocks were the heaviest weight on the TSX at the open, with the sector coming in as the largest decliner, down by 1.33%.The October crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 20 cents to US$94.22 a barrel, while December copper was down four cents to US$3.11 a pound. read more

UN Special Rapporteur calls for accountability in Sri Lanka

“As I have affirmed in communications with Sri Lanka the new legislation makes significant and commendable efforts to address procedural protections for rights, deepens access to judicial oversight, and provides for a range of important human rights protections, including a role for the Sri Lankan Human Rights Commission,” she said. She also encouraged the Government to continue its focus on legislatively enacting a tight and limited definition of terrorism, to ensure proscription is a limited and proportionate device, to ensure violations of human rights are speedily and effectively addressed and to enable full and unrestricted access to legal counsel and magistrate oversight.“I also bring attention to reform of the Security Sector including full civilian control and oversight, and proportionate representation of all groups including minorities, as well as a fair and through vetting process to ensure that persons who have committed serious human rights violations are held accountability for their actions,” she said. She also welcomed, in particular, the commitment of the Government to review and repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act and to replace it with new legislation. A UN Special Rapporteur today urged the Sri Lankan Government to ensure that persons who have committed serious human rights violations are held accountability for their actions.The UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, Ms. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin noted the important opportunity available to the Government to address long-standing and serious human rights concerns, in respect of fair trial, allegations of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, ensuring accountability for serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law, and redressing stigmatization and exclusion of minority communities. Special Rapporteur said that she looks forward to the ongoing work of her office with the Government of Sri Lanka and continues to offer her technical assistance to Sri Lanka’s endeavors. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Colombian leader cites his accord with rebels as paradigm for ending civil

“The bells of peace are ringing in Colombia and their echo is heard by all nations represented inthis room,” he told the Assembly on the second day of its annual general debate, citing the final accord reached in August between his Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP).“Colombia gives hope to the world that it is possible to achieve the dream of peace when there is will and commitment,” he said.“After more than half a century of internal armed conflict, I come back to the United Nations today, on the International Day of Peace, to announce, with all the strength of my voice and of my heart: the war in Colombia has ended,” he added, painting the enormous benefits that will accrue from exchanging bullets for ballots and devoting all resources to national development.After a plebiscite on 2 October, FARC guerrillas will surrender their arms to a UN observer mission over a six-month period and become a political movement, with their weapons melted down to become three monuments to peace: one at the UN in New York, one in Cuba where the peace negotiations took place, and third in Colombia.“These monuments will remind us that the bullets are behind us and the construction of a new and better country has begun,” Mr. Santos said. “The last and oldest armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere has come to an end. America, the vast American continent, with all of its islands, from Patagonia to Alaska, is now a zone of peace.”The accord not only guarantees FARC participation in politics but gives greater guarantees to the opposition, to strengthening democracy and the electoral system, improving the lives of poor people, and granting access to land to those who do not have it or who lost it because of the war. “The main characteristic of this peace process is that it focused on the protection and the guarantee of the rights of victims: the rights to truth, to justice, to reparation and to non-repetition,” Mr. Santos said, citing such mechanisms as a truth commission, while those responsible for the most serious crimes will be judged and punished.“This is the first time in the history of the resolution of armed conflicts in the world that a Government and an illegal armed group agree on a transitional justice to submit to through an agreement and not through external imposition,” he added.He noted that drug trafficking has fuelled war in Colombia and around the world and FARC will now cooperate in combatting the scourge, ensuring great benefits for the environment.“The substitution of illegal crops with legal crops will end the deforestation caused by planting coca,” he said. “A new Colombia greets the international community today, a Colombia full of hope. A Colombia that, without a war, is ready to reach its highest potential and to be a positive factor in the global context,” he concluded.“A Colombia where the resources that used to finance war will now be geared towards education, health and security for its citizens […] I can say today, in this history-filled halt, that we have delivered, to Colombians and to the whole world. Colombia is turning the page and ending the chapter of war to start writing the chapter of peace. This is what we wish for the rest of the planet,” he declared.President Santos is among the many leaders who will address the general debate of 71st General Assembly. The Assembly’s high-level segment opened this year with the adoption Monday of the New York Declaration as the outcome of the first-ever UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants. Made up of all the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the Assembly provides a forum for multilateral discussion of international issues covered by the UN Charter. read more

Bye bye Kawhi Leonard to join LA Clippers Danny Green to Lakers

It was a heck of a season, but it appears that’s all the Toronto Raptors are going to get from Kawhi Leonard.Less than a month after leading the Raptors to their first NBA title, the superstar free agent is reportedly leaving Toronto for the Los Angeles Clippers.A person familiar with the negotiations says the Clippers will be landing Leonard as a free agent after they acquire Paul George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a massive trade for players and draft picks.George will be traded for at least four first-round picks, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity early Saturday because none of the moves have been finalized. And Leonard made his decision to sign with the Clippers after the team swung the deal to land George, the person said.Sources: Leonard and George met in LA earlier in week. Clippers had long been frontrunners for Leonard, but it is unlikely he would’ve made final leap to sign without PG trade. Clippers imagined Leonard as part of a Lakers Big 3 — and knew they had no choice. They did OKC deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019ESPN, which first reported the trade, also said the Thunder were getting Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari from the Clippers.Leonard going to the Clippers means that for the first time, a reigning NBA Finals MVP will be changing teams before the next season. Leonard was also pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers and, of course, the Raptors.In the end, Kawhi Leonard didn’t want to construct a Super Team with the Lakers. He wanted a co-star across the Staples corridor with the Clippers, and made it clear to Steve Ballmer and Lawrence Frank: Get PG, and I’m coming.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019The most the Clippers can offer Leonard is $142 million over four years, which is the deal he is expected to sign. Players can sign with new teams as early as noon Eastern on Saturday.Leonard was arguably the most coveted prize in this year’s free agency, and met with several teams including the Raptors, Lakers and Clippers in his hometown of Los Angeles.All the information that leaked from Magic’s conversations with Kawhi team didn’t help the Lakers case.— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) July 6, 2019The Lakers didn’t wait long before starting to move on from their quest for Leonard. Danny Green announced that he is signing a two-year deal with the Lakers, meaning he, too, is leaving Toronto.“Kawhi has made his decision. Seems like the announcement is out,” Green said in a video he posted to his social media accounts. “It’s time for me to make my announcement … I will be teaming up with new teammates in LA, the Los Angeles Lakers.”BREAKING: pic.twitter.com/oIPUwiFLmI— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019Green said he enjoyed Toronto and that it was unfortunate how free agency turned out for that city, the Raptors and for Canada.Thank you, Raptors fans. This is a run we’ll never forget. We can’t thank you enough for the love and support we experienced over the last year. You are some of the greatest fans basketball has to offer. Thank you #WeTheNorth Stay tuned for another episode with more details.— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019Raptors President Masai Ujiri has released a statement thanking Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green for the year they played with the Raptors.“I know the city and the entire country of Canada are grateful for everything they did to help us win out first NBA Championship,” read the statement. “I say a very heartfelt thank you to Kawhi and to Danny and we send them and their families nothing but good wishes.Ujiri add the Raptors are now focused on the future and will continue their pursuit of a second championship.Together we made history. #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/OD89m4T6vC— Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 6, 2019The news ends months of speculation and angst for Raptors fans.Leonard’s departure was considered by many to be a foregone conclusion a year ago when Raptors president Masai Ujiri acquired him from the San Antonio Spurs in an off-season blockbuster that sent beloved franchise icon DeMar DeRozan to Texas.Leonard had a year left on his contract plus a player option – which he was certainly going to decline – when he moved to Toronto, and many believed he’d put in a season in Canada before bolting for his hometown of Los Angeles.The top 10 Twitter trends in Toronto on Saturday morning were about the move, among them the hashtags: #ThankYouKawhi and #ThankYouDanny. Toronto Mayor John Tory tweeted: “Our #KawhiWatch has ended. #ThankYouKawhi for the NBA championship that you helped to bring to Toronto with your ?Raptors teammates. #ThanksKawhi #WeTheNorth.”Our #KawhiWatch has ended. #ThankYouKawhi for the NBA championship that you helped to bring to Toronto with your @Raptors teammates. #ThanksKawhi #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/04fVCECnIw— John Tory (@JohnTory) July 6, 2019The Raptors certainly made Leonard’s decision a tough one. After Leonard missed all but nine games last season with San Antonio with a serious quadriceps injury, he said health was his biggest concern heading into this past campaign.Toronto responded by treating the superstar, who turned 28 on Saturday, with kid gloves. They made “load management” part of their lexicon, holding him out of back-to-back games for health maintenance.Load management paid off in the playoffs. Leonard had one of the best performances in NBA post-season history in leading the Raptors to their first Larry O’Brien Trophy. He was excellent on both sides of the ball as they dispatched Orlando, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and finally the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors. He was rewarded with his second career Finals MVP award.There were iconic moments along the way, including his series-winning final shot in Game 7 against the 76ers that bounced on the rim four times before falling, sending the Scotiabank Arena crowd into a frenzy.Leonard’s status as a sports icon in Toronto and across Canada perhaps closed the gap between the Raptors and other suitors.But ultimately, what Toronto had to offer wasn’t enough.Kawhi chose home and you shouldn’t be mad at that. #ThankYouKawhi pic.twitter.com/et40HjgtVX— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) July 6, 2019Leonard averaged 26.6 points on 49.6 per cent shooting, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.8 steals over 60 regular-season games with the Raptors in 2018-19. He took his game to an elite level in the playoffs, averaging 30.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.7 steals over 24 games.It’s a massive blow to Toronto’s chances of back-to-back titles, and obviously puts a damper on the Lakers’ off-season quest as well – even though they will finalize a trade Saturday to bring in Anthony Davis from New Orleans and landed the sort of shooter than LeBron James craves by adding Green.Recap of the Kawhi Leonard era in Toronto: pic.twitter.com/9CMgM6ixhB— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) July 6, 2019 BROWSE kawhi leonard read more

This Dead Space Plasma Cutter Replica Wont Kill Aliens but Looks Great

first_imgIf you’re a hardcore survival horror game fan, you’ve probably already played Dead Space through to the end, and you’re planning on picking up your pre-order of Dead Space 2 as soon as you can today, now that the game is in stores. What you may be missing from your Dead Space collection however is this Dead Space Plasma Cutter replica, complete with scorch-marks on the front, light-up effects, and a beautiful display-case to keep it safe when you’re not whirling it around in your living room, pretending you’re being attacked by necromorphs. The plasma cutter replica is large enough to hold in your hand, and has a rechargeable battery inside with about 30-minutes of play time before you have to plug it back in. It’s just less than 3 pounds, and if you just have to have one, you can pre-order it now for $219 list price. Entertainment Earth says they’ll begin shipping in March.last_img read more

440 fines a day for holiday drivers

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Police gave out 440 fines a day over the holiday period to Victorian drivers who were ignored speed warnings and continuously exceeded the limit.The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) told the media on Monday that the drivers should be ashamed of themselves for breaking the law in such high numbers.“These people should really count themselves lucky that they have only been handed a fine and haven’t killed someone,” TAC chief executive Janet Dore said.“But [making speeding socially unacceptable is] a challenge we’re up for and we will work harder to create the social change this community desperately needs to further reduce road trauma,” she said.However, the number of drink-drivers caught was down significantly from last year. Of the 1.1 million drivers breath tested, 2610 drink drivers were caught which is far fewer than last year. last_img read more

Clark County Sheriffs Office will host hiring workshop

first_imgThe Clark County Sheriff’s Office will host a free, hourlong hiring workshop at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Public Safety Complex, 505 N.W. 179th St., Ridgefield.Deputies, human resources staff and the chief civil service examiner will discuss the application process and answer questions.The sheriff’s office hired 46 new employees in 2018, according to a sheriff’s office news release. Testing for corrections and enforcement deputy positions will be held Feb. 24 in Vancouver, and registration is open at publicsafetytesting.com.For more information, contact 360-397-2176 or sheriffrecruitment@clark.wa.gov.last_img read more

Luciano Spalletti relishing Inters late winner

first_imgLuciano Spalletti is proud of his side after they left it late to snatch a dramatic victory over Sampdoria.Spalletti disclosed he didn’t insult the officials but enjoyed the manner they won the game saying “We must always live on the edge.”Three goals were disallowed at Marassi two for Inter, one for the hosts. However, Marcelo Brozovic fired in at the 94th minute to ensure three points for Inter.Spalletti screamed into a television camera and was then sent off for dissent.“I turned towards the television camera to shout goal and the fourth official told me I had done so with excessive impetus,” Spalletti explained to DAZN.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“I had turned towards the camera because it was an important goal, but they interpreted it as an excessively emotional reaction.”The Serie A giants enjoyed their second last-gasp victory in a week after leaving it late to beat Spurs from behind in the Champions League.“This way of winning shows the character of this team, which keeps fighting for every ball and stays in the game. It might mean taking a few risks, but we are Inter and we must always live on the edge to get a victory.“Seeing this passion gives me greater strength to go forward and I’m glad that element is here rather than the tactics, as those will come with time.“We took this issue of character to each and every player individually to make sure it was absorbed the right way.”last_img read more

Capitol Christmas tree pauses on its journey

first_imgFollow the tree’s journey to the Capitol:o capitolchristmastree2013.orgo facebook.com/capitolchristmastree2013Jeff Reynolds and his family were among the hundreds of people who gathered in downtown Vancouver on Saturday for a glimpse of the Washington tree destined to be the Capitol Christmas tree in the other Washington — D.C. — on the other side of the country.The 88-foot-tall Englemann spruce was featured at the Capitol Christmas Tree event in Heritage Square in downtown Vancouver. Kids also had a chance to meet Smokey Bear, visit with Santa and his elves, make a Christmas ornament out of a pine cone and send Christmas cards for active members of military. Families chatted with rangers from the Colville National Forest, where the tree was grown, about the tree and recreational opportunities. The event was sponsored by the Vancouver Rotary Foundation Festival of Trees, the city of Vancouver and the Vancouver USA Regional Tourism Office.Reynolds, a senior master sergeant in the Air Force, works in munitions at the Portland Air Guard Base, nicknamed “Portland Ammo.” He had just signed his name and “Portland Ammo” on a banner that stretched along the enormous trailer transporting the tree.He brought his wife, Becky Reynolds, and children, Colton Harris, 11, and Ashlynn Harris, 8.“It’s a unique opportunity to see the tree destined for the Capitol,” Jeff Reynolds said.The banner bore the names and towns of people around the state who have attended similar events to see the tree on its journey.Craft table“Let’s go decorate pine cones!” said Ashlynn before the family headed toward the craft table.Jeff and Tida Reveley and their daughter, Cala Reveley, 2, stood near the trailer. They live in Virginia, but are visiting friends.“Our friends heard about the tree, so we came to see it,” Jeff Reveley said.Three generations of the Smith family stood near the craft table.“Mom’s visiting from Chicago,” Bryan Smith said. “She likes this kind of thing, so we came down to see the tree.”“It’s exciting,” Jacqueline Smith, his mother, nodded.Bryan’s wife, Rachel Smith, supervised Caleb Smith, 4, and Nate Smith, 2. In one hand, Nate clutched a pine cone ornament he’d covered with glitter.last_img read more

Broward childrens center hosts fundraiser to help build elementary school

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – Revelers of all ages came to Fort Lauderdale for a special celebration to benefit early childhood education.Jack & Jill Children’s Center hosted its Flip Flops on the Docks celebration to benefit early childhood education, Saturday night.The event, held at the Lauderdale Yacht Club, aimed to raised money to build an elementary school.The festivities featured food, drinks, dancing, and auctions — all for a good cause.“Well it’s important to help the families and to have Jack & Jill continue in their lives with this proven model of education and family strengthening,” said Steve Halmos, secretary of the center’s board of directors. “We’re committed to this campaign and, hell or high water, we’re gonna get it finished.”The Jack & Jill Children’s Center has been serving the families and children of Broward County for over 75 years.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

RDA Delays Chapter 11 Emergence

first_imgThe Reader’s Digest Association has decided to delay the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in order to “address an issue” involving the pension program associated with its U.K.-based entity, The Reader’s Digest Association Ltd. “Last month, the U.K. entity came to an agreement with the trustees of its pension plan and the U.K. Pension Protection Fund to resolve the company’s U.K. pension fund deficit,” RDA said in a statement Monday morning. “This agreement was contingent on approval from the U.K. Pensions Regulator, which has now indicated that it will not approve the pension applications. “In light of this unexpected ruling,” RDA continued, “the U.K. entity is now reviewing its options in an attempt to find a solution.” An RDA spokesperson indicated that a new date for emergence has not been set yet, although the company expects to it to happen in the “next few weeks.”About two weeks ago, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved RDA’s pre-packaged restructuring plan, clearing the way for the publisher to emerge from bankruptcy protection by today. RDA officially filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in August.Under terms of its restructuring plan, the company’s debt will be reduced by 75 percent from roughly $2.2 billion to approximately $555 million. Holders of RDA’s senior secured debt will receive equity, effectively transferring ownership of RDA to the lender group.last_img read more

Four new shortperiod giant planets discovered

first_imgUnbinned transit light curves for HATS-43. Credit: Brahm et al., 2017. HATSouth is a network of six astrograph telescope systems located in South America, Africa, and Australia. These telescopes are designed to detect transiting extrasolar planets in orbit around relatively bright stars visible from the Southern hemisphere. Since its launch in 2009, the network has already detected dozens of transiting exoplanets.Now, the list of planets detected by HATSouth has expanded. In a recent paper, a team of researchers led by Rafael Brahm of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago presents the discovery of four new planets, HATS-43b, HATS-44b, HATS-45b, and HATS-46b. The planetary nature of transiting signals detected by HATSouth was confirmed by follow-up spectroscopic and photometric observations using various instruments, including the Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) network at the Cerro Tololo International Observatory (CTIO) in Chile.This extensive observational campaign that led to the discovery of four new alien worlds was carried out from December 2009 to October 2016.”We have presented the discovery of four new short-period transiting systems from the HATSouth network. The systems were identified as planetary candidates using HATSouth photometric light curves and then confirmed as planetary mass objects by measuring precise radial velocities for the host stars,” the astronomers wrote in the paper.According to the paper, HATS-45b is the largest and most massive exoworld of all the newly discovered exoplanets. It has a radius of about 1.29 Jupiter radii and is 30 percent less massive than our solar system’s biggest planet. It orbits its parent star every 4.19 days.HATS-46b has the longest orbital period and is the least massive of the newly found quartet. It has only 17 percent of the mass of Jupiter, however a radius of approximately 0.9 Jupiter radii. It takes this planet 4.74 days to fully circle its host.HATS-43b and HATS-44b are similar in radius—1.18 and 1.07 Jupiter radii respectively. HATS-43b has a mass of 0.26 Jupiter masses, while HATS-44b is about two times more massive—0.56 Jupiter masses. The shortest orbital period among the four newly identified planets belongs to HATS-44b, which orbits its star in just 2.74 days. When it comes to HATS-43b, it takes it approximately 4.39 days to circle its parent star.In general, the newly found planets have orbital periods shorter than five days and masses in the Neptune to Jupiter mass range, however all of them have radii similar to that of Jupiter.The researchers concluded that their finding is an important addition to the still-growing collection of planetary systems with determined basic parameters.”These four new systems add to the valuable population of extrasolar planets transiting stars with precisely determined masses and radii,” the paper reads. Citation: Four new short-period giant planets discovered (2017, July 26) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-07-short-period-giant-planets.html Explore further New ‘hot Jupiter’ with short orbital period discovered More information: HATS-43b, HATS-44b, HATS-45b, and HATS-46b: Four Short Period Transiting Giant Planets in the Neptune-Jupiter Mass Range, arXiv:1707.07093 [astro-ph.EP] arxiv.org/abs/1707.07093AbstractWe report the discovery of four short period extrasolar planets transiting moderately bright stars from photometric measurements of the HATSouth network coupled to additional spectroscopic and photometric follow-up observations. While the planet masses range from 0.26 to 0.90 MJ, the radii are all approximately a Jupiter radii, resulting in a wide range of bulk densities. The orbital period of the planets range from 2.7d to 4.7d, with HATS-43b having an orbit that appears to be marginally non-circular (e= 0.173±0.089). HATS-44 is notable for a high metallicity ([Fe/H]= 0.320±0.071). The host stars spectral types range from late F to early K, and all of them are moderately bright (13.3 © 2017 Phys.org (Phys.org)—Astronomers have detected four new giant exoplanets as part of the Hungarian-made Automated Telescope Network-South (HATSouth) exoplanet survey. The newly found alien worlds are about the size of Jupiter, but less massive. They transit moderately bright stars and have short orbital periods. The findings were presented July 22 in a paper published on arXiv.org. 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

Social travel show looks for San Josés hidden gems

first_imgCheck this out! @GourmetShawarma and @wildpeeta picking out fresh “tiquisque” at @FeriaVerde earlier today! #SanJose pic.twitter.com/ybaZG26jE0— Peeta Planet TV Show (@PeetaPlanet) February 21, 2014 Last Saturday, shoppers at the Feria Verde in San José’s Aranjuez neighborhood found themselves in the middle of a television shoot.The Emirati television show “Peeta Planet,” the self-described first social travel show that launched last year to 50 million viewers in the Middle East and beyond, landed here last Friday halfway through the filming of their second season to dedicate an episode to one of Central America’s least loved capitals: San José.Brothers Mohammed and Peyman Parham al-Awadhi, founders of the Wild Peeta gourmet shawarma franchise in Dubai and hosts of “Peeta Planet,” take their travel cues from locals interacting with the producers on Twitter and other social media.“We ask our followers on social media where to go, what to do, [and] connect with very cool people who do great things for their communities,” from food, to entrepreneurship and culture, said Mohammed al-Awadhi.San José might seem like an odd focus for a travel show considering the natural wonders outside of the capital that lured many of the 2.4 million tourists who visited Costa Rica in 2013, but al-Awadhi said their travel show avoids touristy spots in lieu of the hidden treasures a city might offer.“It forces us to look beneath the surface and look to things others might overlook,” al-Awadhi said, “For us it’s all about what’s your favorite little restaurant, favorite park, hangout.”Donning traditional ankle-length dishdasha and headscarves, the brothers stood out among the shorts-wearing and dreadlocked clientele at the organic market. But the weather was on their side.“The weather is so awesome and the people are so kind and welcoming,” al-Awadhi told The Tico Times. “This market is amazing. Some of the vendors here have amazing stories and that’s what we like to capture in our show.”Al-Awadhi explained that the show tries to focus on exploring undiscovered parts of well-known, almost cliché, travel spots.“For us, that’s Costa Rica. We come from the UAE [United Arab Emirates], we’re pretty far away from here. We don’t know anything about this place, so it’s very exciting to come and see that.”Despite the distance, al-Awadhi said their time in Latin America hasn’t been the culture shock one might expect.“The culture is very similar here to the Middle East. As we found in our trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina, last season,” he said. “In terms of family values and other small things I can relate to, I feel like I’m home.”The second season of Peeta Planet featuring San José airs in April on Dubai One or on YouTube. HOLA #Chepenos! We (and our hats) finally made it to #SanJose! Ready for the action? #Hashtagalong =) pic.twitter.com/Wc25rTYuIX— Peeta Planet TV Show (@PeetaPlanet) February 20, 2014 Yesterday was one of THE BEST days in #SanJose! We went to the beach! What’s your favorite beach activity? pic.twitter.com/U5DXv71yGz— Peeta Planet TV Show (@PeetaPlanet) February 24, 2014 Kicking off the day at @feriaverde organic Farmer’s Market, already stuffing our faces with healthy local produce! pic.twitter.com/kTWyg3kRTj— Peeta Planet TV Show (@PeetaPlanet) February 22, 2014 Facebook Comments Related posts:VIDEO: Barbecuing with Lucas Withington PHOTOS: Grinding out the blues over the weekend, Barrio Amón ‘felt like New Orleans’ Caribbean parade, hot rod workshop, and other happenings around Costa Rica Lonely Planet guide documents a changing Central Americalast_img read more

Who has never dreamt of travelling all around the

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October 30 2017 Journalist Daniel Oberhaus visite

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