Kolkata: Police could not able to arrest any person in connection with the Jodhpur Park murder till Friday night. According to Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East Division (SED) of Kolkata Police, no detection could be made in this case.Sources informed that sleuths are almost sure that the elderly lady identified as Shyamali Ghosh (74) has been murdered by someone or some persons who were known to her. Primarily it is suspected that the killer or killers used to go to her flat often. Even Ghosh’s mobile phone could not be found at the murder spot. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaPolice have already initiated International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number tracking to locate the lost mobile phone. On Friday after completion of autopsy examination, concerned surgeon could not able to point out the time of death as it was in highly decomposed state. But from the autopsy it has been confirmed that Ghosh has been killed by strangulation. Also several injury marks could be located on her head and body. Though the motive is not clear, sleuths suspect that the murder was done over some gain. Though no costly things have been stolen, sleuths suspect that the gain might be in some other aspect. To know whether she had owned any land or property which she might had declared to give away to someone after her death, sleuths are contacting her keens. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayApart from her family members, police are also questioning another occupant of the said building who is a businessman by proffession. Sleuths came to know that when his close people used to visit Kolkata, he used to arrange the two flats in the same building on rent. The caretaker of the building is also being questioned to find any clue. Ghosh was last seen on Tuesday afternoon by her neighbours when she told them that she is going to market.
Residents in the area have voiced opposition to the power plant despite the Tamil Nadu government insisting it is safe.Meanwhile the Minister expressed full confidence over the Chinese built coal power plant after it resumed operations following an unexpected breakdown. However he said no final decision has been taken on switching to nuclear power. The government is still undecided on using nuclear power to meet the electricity needs of the country, Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka said today.Addressing a media briefing in Colombo today the Minister said that the authorities are carrying out a feasibility study on nuclear energy. “You see the problems at Kundankulam,” the Minister said laughing. Kundankulam is the site of a nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. He said that the Norochcholai coal power plant is expected to meet 60 percent of the country’s electricity demands once the full project is completed.“The allegation that the power cuts were solely because of the breakdown of the Norochcholai coal power plant is not correct. The power cuts were because there was no rain. Blaming me, the Ceylon Electricity Board, China or the Chinese engineers was not fair,” Ranawaka said.
00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (Update)Convenience store owners in Ontario are gearing up for a big announcement and pushing back against the Liberal government. They want to sell beer, wine and spirits in corner stores. And while the battle is years old, a statement made Monday by Ontario’s Finance Minister Charles Sousa has them fired up all over again. Elise Copps reports.As a small business owner in rural Ontario, Joanne McMurchy struggles to turn a profit: “Even if it comes down to it where it does put us out of business because I can’t compete with the liquor agency up the road, I will continue to hopefully see it through. Whether I have a store or not.”She’s been fighting to get beer and wine into the Vanessa General Store for years.In 2012, she presented a petition of over one hundred thousand signatures to legislators at Queen’s Park: “It’s clear that the people of Ontario want beer and wine in the stores but the government is choosing who can and who can’t sell.”Finance Minister, Charles Sousa, says the Liberals have no plans to let corner stores sell alcohol: “At this point we’re going to stick with the framework and the plan that we have.”That answer isn’t good enough for McMurchy: “We’ve got one store that’s an agency that thrives, and four stores that are struggling. In the same area.”It’s not just small businesses that are pushing for change. big players like Mac’s Convience Stores and Petro Canada are a driving force behind the lobby.Some consumers worry that selling alcohol at a gas station will encourage drinking and driving. But the Ontario convenience stores association says as it stands now, most Ontarians already have to drive to get to an LCBO or a beer store.According to the OCSA, 67% of Ontarians support their cause.“I don’t see a problem as long as they check ID’s and that kind of thing.”“People who own the stores will not adhere to the law that carefully and people will be underage drinking more.”“More competition would probably drive the prices down lower and you’d have something like the states. Maybe we’ll have less people going to the states and buying their alcohol.”As for McMurchy, she’ll keep targeting Ontario’s leaders until she can sell alcohol in her general store.The Ontario Convenience Stores Association will be making their announcement Tuesday at Queen’s Park. They’ll be joined by big players from Mac’s Convenience Stores and Petro Canada. We don’t know exactly what the announcement will be, but it’s about craft breweries and wineries in Ontario.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian state-owned energy company Petronas says one of its wholly-owned entities has signed an agreement for an equity position in the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, B.C.Petronas — which did not divulge the investment amount in a news release early Thursday — says it expects the agreement to be completed in the next few months once regulatory approvals are obtained.The announcement comes less than a year after Petronas and its partners scrapped a $36-billion megaproject in British Columbia.A consortium led Petronas announced in July 2017 that it would not proceed with the Pacific NorthWest LNG project near Port Edward, B.C., due to what it called an “extremely challenging environment” brought on by prolonged low prices.In the new agreement announced Thursday, the Petronas-owned North Montney LNG Limited Partnership would hold a 25 per cent stake in the LNG Canada project.Shell Canada Energy would hold 40 per cent, PetroChina Canada Ltd., would have a 15 per cent stake, Mitsubishi Corp., subsidiary Diamond LNG Canada Ltd., would also hold 15 per cent, and Kogas Canada LNG Ltd., would have the remaining five per cent.Petronas says the proposed project includes the design, construction and operation of a gas liquefaction plant and facilities for the storage and export of liquefied natural gas, including marine facilities.The plant will initially consist of two LNG processing units with an option to expand the project in the future.“Petronas is pleased to be part of the LNG Canada project,” said president and group CEO Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin.“We are committed to deliver LNG and natural gas, the cleanest fossil fuel in the world, to the growing global energy market.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email WASHINGTON – A measure of the U.S. economy’s health posted a moderate gain in January, suggesting that the economy will continue to expand in the first half of this year.The Conference Board reported Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.3 per cent last month following no change in December and a solid 0.9 per cent increase in November. The index is designed to signal economic conditions over the next three to six months.Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein said the January advance reflects an economy that is expanding moderately. But he said growth was held back over the past two months by severe winter weather in many parts of the country.“If the economy is going to move on to a faster track in 2014 compared to last year, consumer demand and especially investment will need to pick up significantly from their current trends,” Goldstein said.The advance in January was aided by fewer applications for unemployment benefits and strength in financial indicators. This strength offset weakness from a decrease in applications for building permits and fewer hours worked in manufacturing. by Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press Posted Feb 20, 2014 8:16 am MDT Gauge of US economy’s health posts moderate 0.3 per cent gain in January, suggesting growth
The “Powering the Future We Want” grant aims to fund capacity development activities in energy for sustainable development. It is awarded to an individual, institution or partnership based on past and current achievements. “We in this room know how to solve darkness – with light,” Dr. Laura Stachel, co-founder of We Care Solar, said as she accepted the award at a ceremony held at UN Headquarters. We Care Solar’s goal, she said, was to “put that solution in a box and get it to every healthcare facility in the world.”“Women have the right to safe childbirth,” she said, adding that “every health centre is entitled to life-saving electricity.” The “Powering the Future We Want” grant initiative is carried out by DESA in collaboration with the China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), a Hong Kong-based non-governmental organization in consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The ten finalists for the award were Eco-Fuel Africa; Electricity Regulatory Authority of Uganda; MicroEnergy International; Pact Institute; Powerhive; Self Employed Women’s Association, Bharat (SEWA Bharat); SolarAid; Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF); Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC), Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) and Village Energy; and We Care Solar.Masdar, a renewable energy company, received a special award, and BYD, an electric vehicle company, was chosen to receive special recognition.“Energy is a key priority for the UN,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the ceremony, adding that it underpinned all efforts to achieve development objectives.“I know what it is like to not have access to modern energy,” he said. “When I was growing up in Korea, I studied by candle or kerosene lamp.”Mr. Ban noted that one third of the world’s population lacks access to electricity, and four million die each year from the effects of indoor air pollution. General Assembly President Sam Kutesa thanked the finalists for their hard work and innovation in seeking practical solutions in sustainable energy, and said he was “impressed by a number of proposals and the inspired way in which applicants addressed sustainability issues.”Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs Wu Hongbo said that the finalists all deserved the UN’s deep gratitude. “You have demonstrated through your actions on the ground how you are contributing to the sustainable energy commitment,” he said. “Access to energy should be a basic universal right of every man and woman,” said the Secretary-General of the CEFC, Patrick Ho, adding that energy security and energy sustainability should transcend private interests.
Defensive end Se’Von Pittman is no longer part of the Ohio State football team. OSU spokesman Jerry Emig confirmed to The Lantern that Pittman, a rising sophomore, was granted a release from the program. Pittman was absent from OSU’s first spring practice Tuesday. Emig said he wasn’t sure why the Canton, Ohio, native made the decision, though. Before becoming OSU coach Urban Meyer’s second commit in 2012, Pittman was a two-time first-team Associated Press Division I All-State selection at Canton McKinley High School. Because of a knee injury suffered last spring, Pittman did not play in the Buckeyes’ undefeated campaign last season. OSU finished 12-0 and No. 3 in the final AP poll.
The Sports Ground Safety Authority also confirmed yesterday that it would contact local authorities responsible for carrying out safety inspections at football clubs in their catchment area, in addition to cricket, rugby union and rugby league sides.Many football grounds use cladding, and although they are not as much of a safety risk as tower blocks – in which people could be asleep when fire strikes – there is enough concern to prompt the SGSA to act.The cladding at Grenfell Tower is widely suspected of turning a fire it was initially thought had been successfully extinguished into a lethal inferno that killed at least 80 people two weeks ago.Since then, samples of external cladding from 95 buildings in 32 areas in England have failed fire-proofing tests, with Prime Minister Theresa May ordering a national investigation. Such cladding has already been removed from a number of blocks of flats by local authorities.Fire was responsible for one of Britain’s worst sporting disasters when 56 people were killed at Bradford City’s Valley Parade in 1985.Police have warned the final death toll in the Grenfell Tower disaster may not be known until the end of the year.A public inquiry has been launched into the tragedy, with the retired Court of Appeal judge Sir Martin Moore-Bick appointed as its head. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Every league club is to be asked to check their stadium for the cladding that has been blamed for the Grenfell Tower disaster.The body mandated by the Government to regulate ground safety in England and Wales is to write to all 92 teams, as well as sending letters to Wembley and the Principality Stadium. Wembley stadiumCredit:PA The NHS have also identified as many as 30 hospital trusts which have cladding made of material similar to that used on Grenfell Tower. Every league club is to be asked to check their stadium for the cladding that has been blamed for the Grenfell Tower disaster.The body mandated by the Government to regulate ground safety in England and Wales is to write to all 92 teams, as well as sending letters to Wembley and the Principality Stadium.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 27, 2017 – Nassau – Another killing over the weekend, off Wulff Road as reports are that two men were shot and both were taken to hospital where one of them died. It happened around 1:30am on Saturday at a club on Quintine Alley.#MagneticMediaNews#WulffRoadmurder#shootingoffWulffRoad Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #shootingoffWulffRoad, #WulffRoadmurder Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the Wilmington Public Schools lunch menus for the week of March 10, 2019.Wilmington High School & Wilmington Middle SchoolMonday, March 11Homemade Calzones; Baby Carrots; 3 Bean Salad; Fresh FruitTuesday, March 12Chicken Noodle Soup; Toasted Cheese on Multigrain Bread (Wholewheat Bread at WMS); Spicy Curly Fries; PeachesWednesday, March 13Chicken, Broccoli, & Wholegrain Penne Alfredo; Garlic Bread; Strawberries with ToppingThursday, March 14Turkey Club Sub with Crispy Bacon, Lettuce, & Tomato; Reduced Fat Cape Cod Chips; Wholegrain Pasta Salad with Veggies; Orange WedgesFriday, March 15Wholegrain Gill’s Pizza (Wholegrain Sal’s Pizza at WMS) OR Fish Sandwich on a Wholegrain Roll; Fresh Veggies Cup; Mixed FruitLunch ($2.65-$2.85) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and 8 oz. Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at High School: Salad Bar, Pizza, Soup & Choice of SandwichAlternate Daily Lunch Choices at Middle School: Pre-made SaladAlso Available Daily: Variety of Fresh Fruit, Side Caesar salad or Baby Carrots, WG Bagel with Cheese StickMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramWest Intermediate, North Intermediate, Shawsheen Elementary, Woburn Street ElementaryMonday, March 11Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrown; 100% JuiceTuesday, March 12Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Spudsters; PeachesWednesday, March 13Chicken Tenders & Wholegrain Pasta with Broccoli with Alfredo Sauce; Garlic Bread; Strawberries with ToppingThursday, March 14Hard or Soft Tacos with Seasoned Meat; Shredded Cheese; Lettuce; Tomato; Salsa; Refried Beans; Brown Rice; PineapplesFriday, March 15Chicken O’Patty on a Wholewheat Roll; Pot of Gold Corn Nibblets; Shamrock Green Apple; CookieLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (Main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Justice and MilkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Tuna, Salad Bar (Woburn St. only), Premade Salads (North, West & Shawsheen only), Pizza (Mon & Wed only), Bagels (Tues & Thurs only)Also Available Daily: Assorted Lowfat Milk or Skim Milk; Assorted Fresh Fruit; Assorted Juice; DessertMenus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School ProgramBoutwell Early Childhood Center & Wildwood Early Childhood CenterMonday, March 11Wholegrain Waffle Sticks with Syrup; Sausage Links; Hashbrown; 100% JuiceTuesday, March 12Toasted Cheese on Wholewheat Bread; Spudsters; PeachesWednesday, March 13Chicken Tenders & Wholegrain Pasta with Broccoli with Alfredo Sauce; Garlic Bread; Strawberries with ToppingThursday, March 14Hard or Soft Tacos with Seasoned Meat; Shredded Cheese; Lettuce; Tomato; Salsa; Refried Beans; Brown Rice; PineapplesFriday, March 15Sal’s Pizza; Fresh Veggie Cup; Mixed FruitLunch ($2.40) includes: Entree (main or alternative); Vegetable, Fruit or Juice and assorted lowfat or skim milkAlternate Daily Lunch Choices: WG Pizza (Mon. & Wed. only); Whole Wheat Bagel & Cheese Stick (Tues. & Thurs. only); Turkey & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Mon., Wed., Fri. only); Ham & Cheese sandwich on WG bread (Tues. & Thurs. only)Also Available Daily: Assorted snacks and baked goods ($0.50-$0.60)Menus Subject To Occasional ChangeParticipates in The Farm-To-School Program(NOTE: View these menus, plus the Gluten Free menus, online HERE. The cover photo is from Jamie Boudreau’s Airgoz Aerial Photography.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 9, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Education”Wilmington School Lunch Menus (Week of August 26, 2019)In “Education”
Like many pet owners, you may toss your dog tidbits from your plate – a fatty piece of meat here, a bit of fish skin there. Well, a couple of University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers are experimenting with turning some of Alaska’s finest scraps into dog treats.Chris Sannito with a block of pollock skins. Kayla Desroches/KMXTThey’ve received almost $94,000 of funding from the Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center for their experiments, and will work with pollock, a mild white fish.Chris Sannito uses a machine to grind up gelatinous chunks of pollock skin. This is one of the steps in testing antioxidants that will keep the dog treats from rotting. If all goes well, by this summer, the experimenters will have a marketable product with a long shelf-life and an irresistible flavor.Sannito says they haven’t conducted taste tests, but the concoction already has a fan.“My dog’s ears will just perk up when I come home. He knows I have them in my pocket.”He thinks other dogs will be just as enthusiastic. Right now, he and the project manager are more concerned with creating a product that lasts. They keep the pollock skins in a walk-in freezer. Sannito says they’re the bits that processors usually toss.“So, McDonald’s would take the meat and this is the waste from that. This is just what’s left over, and this would just go in the garbage, but for this experiment, they’ve collected this for us. A lot of the brown meat is still left on the skin, and it’s mainly collagen protein, so it’s a very easily digestible protein, but there is quite a bit of meat still on there.”He’s grinding down three trays of pollock skins. One is a control and the others will test two rosemary-based antioxidants.One is Herbalox, which is geared towards humans, and the other is Naturox, which is used for pets. Sannito says each mixture also contains 10 percent all-purpose flour as a binder. After pressing the mixtures into trays, he’ll freeze them, cut them into sticks the next day, and then dry them until they’re shelf-stable.He says they’re also testing pet treats made from whole pollock skins. About six months ago, they cut frozen blocks of the skins into thin shingles using a band saw, dipped them into the antioxidants, and then dried them.Sannito takes the results of that round of experiments out of an environmental chamber.The machine looks like a giant refrigerator, and Sannito says it’s used for accelerated shelf life studies. Right now, it’s set at 30 degrees centigrade or 86 degrees fahrenheit.Sannito cuts the plastic containers open to see the treats inside.“They do look a little different than when I first started I think. See? I mean, just by smelling. You smelled the fresh skins. And then if you smell that, that’s oxidized quite a bit. Can you tell? Smells like kind of bad fish, but I think a dog will love it still.”Sannito says they just sent out samples of that experiment for analysis.As far as predictions go on which pollock form and antioxidant treatment might work best, he’s still undecided.“The ground one is probably a better utilization because, when we band saw, we’re wasting about 15 percent in saw dust, but the ground one may open it more up to oxidation, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”Sannito says the project manager will travel to Anchorage to present their progress in late January, and the entire set of experiments should be done in June.
Shamshabad: Shamshabad police conducted a cordon and search operation in Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) area early on Tuesday.They targeted illegal touts, anti-social elements, illegal agents and illegal emigrants at the airport and searched the areas of international departures and arrivals, lodges, parking areas and bus stand areas. During the operation the officials seized 12 cars and took 16 suspects into custody for indulging in illegal touting. The police also registered cases against 12 persons who were illegally operating cab services on the airport premises. Shamshabad DC PPrakash Reddy said after completion of the enquiry appropriate action will be taken on them. The seized vehicles handed over to the Traffic department for further action.
Close Roger Federer the GOAT in numbers Boris Becker, the former coach of world number on Novak Djokovic says Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have proved him and everyone else wrong following their achievements after 2016.In 2017, Roger Federer won the Australian Open and Wimbledon. In 2018, the Swiss tennis ace won the Australian Open. With that, he became the first Men’s Singles player in an open era to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Rafael Nadal has won the French Open twice since 2016 and the US Open once in 2017.Boris Becker believed both Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were in decline. Boris Becker says he cannot praise the former world number one and the tennis star from Spain enough. Boris Becker also pointed our determination, discipline and willpower of the two tennis legends to display their qualities, even at this age.”I can’t praise him [Roger Federer] enough. I was the first one when I have heard that both players would take four, five, six months off, I was very doubtful people to comeback especially given his age. And in Rafa’s case given the nature of his style, he is very physical but they have proven everybody wrong,” said Boris Becker, as reported by Tennis World USA.”You can’t praise enough for how much determination, willpower, discipline but also ultimate love for the game they must have had because they are champions, they do not need to comeback. They made enough money, they have been enough number ones so the only reason for them to comeback is because they love to compete, they love the game.””We cannot give him enough words because these two guys will not play forever and once they stop we will truly understand the accomplishments they have done,” Boris Becker added. MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty ImagesBoris Becker says why he is involved in tennis at this age. He said, “Tennis was, is and will always be my passion. I think that tennis is unique compared to other big sports because it’s man to man and it’s not played against the time.””In boxing, you have 12 or 15 rounds for three minutes each. In tennis, it can happen that you play six, seven hours against each other. This is what makes it so unique, interesting and simple. I am involved in the German tennis and I am in it.””I am involved in many conversations. I think everyone will play the Davis Cup but that was not always the case. I remember, during my first week in Portugal, that the top four, five withdrew. Also on the German Tennis Federation structure, a lot changed in better.”
Samaira SandhuPR HandoutFormer beauty queen Samaira Sandhu said she is starting an intense makeup learning programme for aspiring people. This programme will start from August 19 and it is said to be taking place for a week.Samaira Sandhu, who is very passionate about makeup, says that she will never get tired of it. She posted on her Instagram page. “I can do makeup all day, everyday! No matter how much am I tired, more makeup always brings joy to my soul. If you have the same passion towards makeup, why not turn it into your profession?”Not only that! Samaira Sandhu is also planning to train aspiring makeup artistes. She shared her WhatsApp and details of her intense makeup learning programme in Instagram. She wrote, “Eyes do tell a story! Listen Learn my signature eye makeup looks along with all the tips and tricks of the trade with me only at Intense Makeup Learning Programme beginning 19th August! Link in Bio!”Samaira Sandhu, who boasts of 56.7k followers on her Instagram page, received superb response for her programme. Many requested her to provide more details about it, while some asked for different time slot of the training. Here are some of her followers’ responseChhavijain2: Hi can you tell me the details about the course please. Do you have any session in September end or October ? Pls advice! ThanksKaurkamal: Mam, why not something on weekends.. dying to be part of your class but I am working so can attend only on weekends @samairasandhuAkisha_makeovers: This is beautiful and it’s always a treat to watch you ❤️Sheetalpawar41: Hey.. I watch ur work everyday. It’s just superb as u r .. can u pl tell me the fees and do u have plans to do a workshop in Pune city? Samaira SandhuPR HandoutSamaira Sandhu was graduated from Kryolan Academy in Berlin, which prepared this young protégé into a full-fledged beauty career aspirant. She returned home to start working as a pan-India trainer for the renowned makeup brand. After two years of honing her skills, she made the career highlighting switch to MAC Cosmetics where she grasped what women desire and how to help them envision their beauty.Ever since, there has been no looking back for this makeover magician, who has devoted her life into helping women become a better, stronger and more confident version of themselves. Her story is one of endurance, spirit and persistent hard work. This beautiful belle of the north rose from nothing to what she is today, is a brand in herself.Talking about her journey, Samaira Sandhu says, “That moment and many like it are the reason why I am what I am today. To be able to make a woman’s most important day even more special with a few strokes of a brush gives me immense joy and gratitude towards the industry I am a part of. I would not trade this life for any other as I was destined to bring smile on faces with my work and this is what I intend to do with my talent, experience and artistry for years to come.”
Windows 10 May 2019 Update announced, and major update changes by Martin Brinkmann on April 04, 2019 in Windows – Last Update: April 04, 2019 – 33 commentsMicrosoft announced major Windows Update related changes today; the company wants more time to test the next feature update for Windows 10 and has made the decision to release it at the end of May 2019 instead of March / April 2019. Starting with that release, feature updates won’t be downloaded and installed on compatible systems anymore immediately after availability (in other words, they are not forced onto systems immediately after release anymore).Mike Fortin, Corporate Vice President Windows, explains that Microsoft wants “to be confident in the quality of the May 2019 Update” and that the decision was made to extend the time the update will be tested before release.The May 2019 Update will be available in the Release Preview Ring starting next week. Microsoft plans to make it available to a broader audience from late May onward (note that this includes admins who use “check for updates” this one last time).Windows 10 Feature Updates changesWhat may be even more interesting from a user’s and administrator’s point of view is that the company announced a major change in regards to feature updates.Feature updates were released twice a year previously; when Microsoft deemed that a system was ready for update, it would push out the update to the system automatically. Users could start the update to the new version manually by clicking on the “check for updates” button in the Windows Update interface, or by using other tools to upgrade.Starting with the May 2019 update, “users will be more in control of initiating the feature OS update” according to Mike Fortin.Means: Microsoft plans to change how and when feature updates are delivered to (home) customer devices.The company plans to split feature updates from general update checking on Windows 10 devices that run the May 2019 update or newer versions.The “check for updates” option won’t check for feature updates anymore so that only monthly quality and security updates are downloaded and installed on Windows 10 devices when the button is used by a system administrator.Windows Update displays when new feature updates are available separately. Administrators may select to download and install these feature updates but they don’t have to according to Microsoft so that they may stay on the current version as long as it is supported. Windows 10 version 1803 and 1809 will feature that option “by late May” as well according to Microsoft.Microsoft says that there won’t be any pressure to upgrade until the particular version of Windows 10 reaches end of support. Windows 10 may still notify users when new feature updates are available for the machine.The May 2019 Update introduces other major update-related changes. Administrators may pause updates for a period of up to 35 days separated into chunks of seven days at a time.Active Hours, a feature designed to block automatic restarts by Windows Update may adjust the time range based on device usage patterns. The default time period, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. worked well for Office workers but not so well for home use.New Windows release health dashboardA new Windows release health dasbboard will be released in April 2019 to provide system administrators and users with “near real-time information on the current rollout status and known issues (open and resolved) across both feature and monthly updates”.Details for each Windows 10 version will be represented on one page that can easily be searched by keyword, including important announcements, new blog posts, service and support updates and other news.Closing WordsThe changes make a lot of sense. Microsoft needs to get the May 2019 Update right the first time it is released to avoid another feature update release disaster. The Windows 10 version 1809 feature release went terribly wrong which delayed the full rollout of the new version of Windows 10.Delaying the release for some additional testing is the right decision; most users, admins and companies would not mind, probably, if the testing would even take longer than that provided that the final release version is as stable as it can be.Removing feature updates from the check for updates functionality and no longer enforcing the installation of feature updates when they become available are two important steps as well to improve reliability and quality.While I would like to have seen a reduction to one feature update per year instead of two, the changes are a step in the right direction.Now You: What is your take on all of that?SummaryArticle NameWindows 10 May 2019 Update announced, and major update changesDescriptionMicrosoft plans to release the May 2019 Update at the end of May 2019 and make major changes to feature updates for Windows 10.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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CAIMITO, Cuba — Like all homestead stories, Fernando Funes Monzote’s starts with an epic battle against harsh elements and long odds.Funes, a university-trained agronomist, settled on a badly eroded, brushy hillside here outside Havana four years ago and began digging a well into the rocky soil. The other farmers nearby thought he was crazy, or worse — a dilettante with a fancy Ph.D. whose talk of “agroecology” would soon crash into the realities of Cuban farming.Funes had no drill, so he and a helper had to break through layers of rock with picks and hand tools. Seven months later and 50 feet down, they struck a gushing spring of cool, clear water.“To me, it was a metaphor for agroecology,” said Funes, 44, referring to the environmentally minded farm management techniques he studied here and in the Netherlands. “A lot of hard work by hand, and persistence, but a result that is worth the effort.” Eudaldo García, 54, walks through the crops at Finca Marta, a farm owned by Fernando Funes Monzote. It is a 20-acre organic farm which was started four years ago outside of Havana. Washington Post photo by Sarah L. VoisinToday Funes is one of the most sought-after figures in Cuban culinary circles. Finca Marta, the 20-acre farm he named in honor of his late mother, supplies organic produce to many of Havana’s top-rated “paladares,” the privately owned restaurants that are transforming the island’s reputation for uninspired dining.Funes grows more than 60 varieties of vegetables, fruits and herbs in carefully terraced planting beds designed to conserve water. He’s planted woody shrubs to divide his cattle pastures with “living fences” that also provide habitat for birds. His beehives yielded 1.5 tons of honey last year.The farm and its irrigation systems run almost entirely on solar power, and Funes operates a “biodigester” that captures methane from manure and pipes it right to the kitchen stove where it burns clean and blue. Three field workers laugh after María Julia Hernández, 44, left, fell down. Yamilka González, 40, is in the center and Josefa Cote, 49, is on the right. Finca Marta, owned by Fernando Funes Monzote is a 20-acre organic farm which was started four years ago outside of Havana. Washington Post photo by Sarah L. VoisinFunes’s vision of Cuban agriculture is radical, because it’s a throwback. He advocates smart, resource-efficient artisanal farming as an alternative to both capitalist agribusiness and the disastrous state-run agricultural model implemented here in the 1960s, whose legacy is a country that imports 60 to 80 percent of its food.With Cuba restoring relations with the United States and looking to reinsert itself into the global economy, Funes sees the very survival of Cuban rural culture at stake.His goal, he says, is to give Cuban farmers a way to make a living at a time when so many have given up on it and moved to urban areas. “If we don’t want foreign companies to come in and dominate Cuban agriculture all over again, that means we need to give Cuban families a way to stay on their farms,” said Funes, who grew up at an agricultural research station where his father, a crop scientist, and his mother, a biologist, both worked.Twice a week Funes stuffs his old Russian Lada sedan to the roof with Italian arugula, cherry tomatoes, endives and bean sprouts and delivers fresh greens to more than two dozen restaurants in the capital.Such items are virtually unknown to most Cubans but increasingly sought after by chefs catering to tourists, foreign residents and a small but growing segment of Cuban consumers who are looking to break out of the pork-and-plantains routine.“More and more Cubans are discovering these vegetables and learning to broaden their horizons a bit,” said Alain Rivas, the head chef at El Litoral, a 2-year-old cafe along the oceanfront Malecón boulevard, one block from the U.S. Embassy, that offers fresh organic salads with ingredients from Funes’s farm.At $8 to $10, the salads are well beyond the means of ordinary Cubans, but Rivas said many of his customers are local.Rivas often plans his menu by talking first to Funes, a level of farm-to-table coordination that is also unheard of here. A few years ago, barely anyone in Cuba had cellphones. Now Funes keeps in touch with chefs, restaurant owners and other customers by email and text message and says better planning minimizes waste. The Italian salad, which costs about $10 at El Litoral in Havana, features culinary goods from Finca Marta. Finca Marta, owned by Fernando Funes Monzote, 44, is a 20-acre organic farm outside of Havana. Washington Post photo by Sarah L. VoisinMost Cuban farms don’t work this way, overproducing crops with the expectation that much of their harvest will be lost because they don’t have the means to reach markets quickly. This approach yields a glut during the winter growing season, crashing prices. Then high-demand vegetables, such as lettuce and tomatoes, go scarce again during hot summer months when crops quickly spoil under the broiling Caribbean sun and growers don’t want to risk the losses.“Part of the problem could be solved by more efficient distribution and coordination,” Funes said.The other part, of course, is better access to equipment and technology.In recent years, Cuban President Raúl Castro has transferred millions of acres of unproductive state land into the hands of private farmers and cooperatives in an attempt to reduce food imports. But the results have been underwhelming. There’s a greater abundance and variety at produce markets, but prices have mostly increased, in part because so many intermediaries are involved.Cuba’s crushing agricultural bureaucracy still makes it essentially impossible for farmers to import tractors, trucks and other agricultural equipment that could boost production and cut costs. Government pledges to create wholesale markets for tools and other farming supplies have yet to materialize.Funes would like to upgrade his Russian sedan to a refrigerated truck. He’s adding a maternity home to his delivery route as part of his expanding social mission and wants to begin distributing a weekly produce basket to individual families, a Cuban version of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) subscription model.Funes said he doesn’t need more land and can increase his harvests simply by more intensive methods. And he’s more interested in getting other Cuban farmers to adopt better practices and try a little agroecology in their fields.“It doesn’t matter what you call the system,” he said. “What matters is the use of natural resources and the possibilities you can provide for farmers to make a living and remain rooted on their land.”© 2015, The Washington Post Facebook Comments Related posts:Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’ US officials in Cuba to discuss embassies There’s a real estate boom in Cuba, but for now, only Cubans can buy In policy shift, Cuba welcomes back doctors who deserted
The game being moved to Sunday night gives the Cardinals a franchise-record five prime time appearances in the 2015 regular season, with all coming in a span of eight games. Arizona joins the 2013 Eagles as the only teams in NFL history to be flexed into Sunday’s final game twice in a single season.Heading into Week 14 the Cardinals lead the NFC West with a 10-2 record while the Eagles, at 5-7, are tied for second in the NFC East. The teams met in Week 8 last season, with the Cardinals prevailing 24-20 in Arizona. The NFL apparently cannot get enough of the Arizona Cardinals.The team announced Monday its Dec. 20 road game at the Philadelphia Eagles has been “flexed” into a Sunday night game on NBC. Kickoff, which was originally slated for 11 a.m., will now take place at 6:30 p.m. Arizona time.This is the second time a Cardinals game has been moved from a regular time slot into a prime time one, following the team’s Week 11 home matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) and Deone Bucannon (36) celebrate their win after an NFL football game as Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) looks on, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardianls won 24-20. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Comments Share
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