Millclock ZIN18 Nixie clock gives modern tech a retro touch » Gadget Flow

first_imgThe Millclock ZIN18 Nixie Clock is sure to start conversations. This creative clock features Nixie tubes, which were used in the 50s as light-up numeric indicators in technical equipment. The tubes were handmade and required expertise to manufacture. Today, they harken back to a different era. The Nixie tubes in this clock are also handmade and use higher-quality materials than the originals. They’re also pretty energy efficient. Moreover, the ZIN18 comes with a smartphone app and has a touch-sensitive control panel that allows you to set the time. Additionally, this clock synchronizes its timing with the internet, so you won’t have to worry when it’s time to move the clocks forward or back. Best of all, it has its own alarm. With this retro clock, what’s old really is new again. – Advertisement –last_img read more

WHO: initial analysis of Pakistani H5N1 suggests no dangerous mutations

first_imgJan 3, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – An official from the World Health Organization (WHO) today shared results of initial genetic sequencing tests on H5N1 avian influenza samples from a man who died of the disease in Pakistan that suggest the strain doesn’t have the capacity for widespread transmission.John Rainford, a WHO spokesman in Geneva, told CIDRAP News that the genetic sequencing involved two clinical samples from a 25-year-old man from the Peshawar area who was recently announced as the first confirmed human H5N1 case-patient and fatality in Pakistan.The man was part of a family cluster of suspected H5N1 cases which sparked global concern that the virus had mutated into a form that could enable widespread human-to-human transmission. However, the WHO said in a previous statement that while the Pakistani cases suggest a rare instance of human-to-human transmission, the virus did not spread beyond the family.Rainford said preliminary sequencing of the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes from the specimens was performed at the WHO collaborating center in London. Tests completed so far show the hemagglutinin amino acid sequence is identical to some of the recent clade 2.2 viruses that have been isolated from chickens in other outbreaks in the region, he said.WHO virologists say the findings, along with recent field investigations, suggest that the H5N1 viruses in Pakistan have not gained the capacity for widespread human-to-human transmission, reported Rainford.In addition, neither analysis by WHO collaborating scientists of the neuraminidase gene nor partial sequencing of the M2 gene shows mutations that are known to be associated with antiviral resistance, Rainford said. “This indicates oseltamivir and amantadine should be inhibitory for the virus,” he added.Rainford said full genome sequencing is in progress.The WHO praises Pakistan’s timely investigation and management of suspected H5N1 cases, Rainford said. “[This] has provided reassurance about the lack of community H5N1 transmission, an effort that deserves appreciation and support.”In other avian flu developments, the WHO yesterday confirmed two fatal H5N1 cases in women from Egypt whose deaths were recently reported in the media. One was a 25-year-old from Dakahlyah governorate who got sick Dec 26, was hospitalized the next day, and died Dec 30. The other was a 36-year-old from Menofia governorate who became ill Dec 26, was hospitalized Dec 29, and died 2 days later.The two women are listed as Egypt’s 42nd and 43rd avian flu case-patients, and their deaths are recorded as the country’s 17th and 18th fatalities from the disease.The WHO reported that investigators have found no epidemiologic link between the 36-year-old and another woman from Menofia governorate whose H5N1 illness was recently confirmed by the WHO. That 22-year-old woman was previously reported to be recovering in intensive care.Also, the WHO today confirmed the death of a 50-year-old Egyptian woman who was previously confirmed as the country’s 40th H5N1 case-patient on Dec 28. The woman, from Domiatt governorate, was hospitalized Dec 24 and died Dec 31. She is listed as Egypt’s 19th avian flu death.In its announcements about the women, the WHO said all three had contact with sick or dead poultry before they became ill.Elsewhere, a veterinary official in Vietnam told Tuoi Tre newspaper that the country’s most recent H5N1 patient, a 4-year-old boy from Son La province who died of the disease on Dec 16, may have contracted the virus from a wild bird, according to a Bloomberg News report today.That report says the official, Van Dang Ky, speaking at a national conference on bird flu control in Hanoi yesterday, noted that the boy’s family had brought home some wild birds from a hunting trip and also that samples from poultry in the area where the boy lived tested negative for the H5N1 virus.See also:Dec 27 CIDRAP News story “WHO confirms H5N1 case in Pakistan cluster”last_img read more

Lifelong ambition

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Amazing FNQ home with its own waterfall hits the market

first_imgThe home is near Babinda, south of CairnsANY lingering worries from a hard day’s work are forgotten by Rod Overell as he steps into his private waterfall oasis.“I invariably will get out of the car and go and jump into the creek,” Mr Overell, 56, said.“I wash the day off and never really feel like I’m caught in a grind.”For almost two decades the aircraft engineer has been the owner of a hidden Far North gem.In the shadow of Mt Bellenden Ker near Babinda, his 32ha property comprises a charming four-bedroom Queenslander set among tropical rainforest. Central to its magic is a dazzling waterfall, which Far North photographer and author Paul Curtis described as one of the region’s “most beautiful”.“The clarity and freshness of the water is second to none,” he wrote. “The pristine condition of the surrounding forest and streams belie its proximity to a major highway.”Enchanted by its “wow factor”, Mr Overell had his eyes on the property for several years until he finally bought it in 1998.“I saw it was for sale in 1992, but I couldn’t afford it at that time; it came back on the market and I grabbed it,” he said. “It is just a wonderful place – all you hear in the afternoon is the chorus of bird life.”More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoBuilt in 1948, the Queenslander-style house features mountain views from its front veranda. The home is set against Mt Bellenden KerOver the years Mr Overell said he had taken only 40 people to the waterfall which, despite being hidden away, was only a short walk from his house.“You can wander there, swim for an hour, and then walk home for a cup of tea,” he said. Intent on moving to Brisbane to pursue his martial arts passion, he has now decided to sell the property.“I’ve been a custodian of the property, but it was here a long time before my 18 years,” Mr Overell said.“I want to let it go to someone else who will be able to appreciate it.” The unique property is offered for $2 million and inspections are available by appointment only. Selling agent Cheyenne Morrison of LJ Hooker Cairns South said the property was one of the Far North’s most special. “Wooroonooran Falls has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had for sale,” Mr Morrison said.last_img read more

Fred L. Jacobs, age 74

first_imgFred L. Jacobs, age 74 of W. Harrison, IN passed away Thursday, April 21, 2016 at The Waters of Batesville. Fred was born on October 6, 1941 in Corbin, KY and was the son of Fred & Mildred (Feltz) Jacobs. Fred married Jacquelyn Burdette, attended the Rockdale United Methodist Church and worked in shipping for Gold Medal Products where they made concession equipment. Fred’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Services will be held Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 3-4pm followed by a light dinner from 4-5pm all at Rockdale United Methodist Church, 1195 Johnson Fork Rd., W. Harrison, IN  47060.  Memorials are suggested to Margaret Mary Hospice c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN  47006.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comcenter_img Fred is survived by his wife Jacquelyn Jacobs, daughter Shanna Joseph of Osgood, IN and son Steve Jacobs of Milan, IN.   He will also be missed by his 6 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and siblings Sheila Stevens, Ray Jacobs, Larry Jacobs, Ron Jacobs, Sherri Jacobs, & Sandy Duncan.  He was preceded in death by 1 grandchild, 1 great grandchild and his brothers Jim & Terry Jacobs.last_img read more

Milo Schools football: Morgan Learning Centre  demolish St John’s College 13-0

first_imgMORGAN Learning Centre decimated St John’s College 13-0 in game four of the Petra organised, Ministry of Public Health/ Milo Schools football tournament yesterday at the Ministry of Education ground., Carifesta Avenue A hat- trick for Leon Richardson in the 7th, 17th and 50th minute coupled with braces from David Coates (46th and 51st), Alistair Frank (4th and 68th) and Orin Moore (16th and 61st) helped the Morgan side past their Waterloo Street opponents.There were also single strikes from Osafo Mattheson (25th), Carl Griffith (28th), David Blake (32nd) and Tariq Nelson (52nd)In game one of the day, it was a 3-3 drawn affair between Kingston Secondary and St. Mary’s with Yackym Barker (5th), Ruel Williams (15th) and Odafie Taylor (58th) on target for the Kingston side.St. Mary’s on the other hand had Tyrese Williams (43rd), Michael Damon (45th) and Dominic Bottse (67th) on target.Pure Masters also overcame Tucville yesterday in game three 4-2Alton Benn’s brace (18th and 43rd) coupled with Jamain Simon (4th) and Brian Harris (66th) was able to overcome Tucville’s duo of Godfrey Phillips (25th) and Julian Bamfield (58th)Lodge Secondary was also victorious by a 1-0 margin over East Ruimveldt thanks to Turston Gordon (60th)last_img read more

Indian men’s TT squad to train with German team ahead of next month’s Olympic qualifiers

first_img COMMENT First Published: 31st December, 2019 19:58 IST Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 31st December, 2019 19:58 IST Indian Men’s TT Squad To Train With German Team Ahead Of Next Month’s Olympic Qualifiers The Indian paddlers will train with their German counterparts ahead of the all-important Olympic team qualifier in January He said the camp in South Korea was very useful. “It was really a good stint. We had proper training with South Korea’s top players (two in the top 20). I had gone there with a clear plan and am thankful to the Koreans for their support. The infrastructure at the Korean National Training Centre was fantastic,” Sathiyan added. READ | Antonio Brown Rips Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster In Twitter Tirade The Indian paddlers will train with their German counterparts ahead of the all-important Olympic team qualifier in January. The men’s side comprising G Sathiyan (world rank 30) and Sharath Kamal (34) has a good chance of qualifying for the Olympics as a team for the first time. India are currently ranked eighth and just need to enter quarterfinals in the Qualification event to make the Olympics.   “We have a very good chance of qualifying for the Olympics. There are some tough teams like Croatia and Hong Kong. We are ready for everything as the players are in good shape and doing well,” Sathiyan told PTI on Tuesday.READ | Over 1.5 Million Fitness Assessment Conducted Via Khelo India Mobile AppIndian men’s TT squad to train with German national teamThe qualifying tournament for the Olympics will be held in Gondomar in Portugal from January 22.  After the training camp here, the Indians will have a camp in Germany with its national team in Dusseldorf from January 13 to 20.  The 26-year old Sathiyan linked up with Sharath, Harmeet Desai and others at the camp at the Nehru stadium after a week-long training stint in South Korea where he trained with the country’s top players.READ | 2019: Guns Of Glory, Panghal’s Punch And “that Run Out” READ | Rams Disappointed By Playoff Absence Despite Winning Season center_img LIVE TV The Chennai paddler will be leaving to Germany on  Wednesday to take part in the semifinals of the German Cup for his team ASV Grunwettersbach. He said there was focus on doubles in the Chennai camp as it was a key part of the qualifying tournament, adding it is important for the team to find the right pairing. “There was focus on doubles in the camp. Doubles plays a crucial role in qualification as it is the first match in the tie. It is going to be a tricky as the rule is those from the doubles pair can play only in one singles each. We have to plan very carefully. That’s why we are playing here with all possible pairs,” he added. Written By WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY JUNE 30, 2016

first_imgFINISH LINES: Rebel Stakes winner Cupid worked four furlongs for Bob Baffert Thursday in 48.40, while Sorrento winner Pretty N Cool went the same distance for Baffert with Mike Smith up in 48 flat. Baffert trainee American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, went four furlongs in 48.60 in company with an unnamed stablemate whose dam is Fortunate Queen, also timed in 48.60 . . . Santa Anita Gold Cup Betting Challenge tournament winner Hesham Ragab and horse players Carlon Rogers and Rajiv Rishi will be Tom Quigley‘s guests, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, respectively, 12:20 p.m., in the East Paddock Gardens . . . Tomorrow, July 1 through Sunday, July 3, the largest Asian-themed night market in the United States takes place at Santa Anita in the form of 626 Night Market. The growing entertainment tradition features merchandise vendors, games, food, music, and more. For more information, visit santaanita.com/events or www.626nightmarket.com. Fernando Perez861110813%34%$421,488 IMPROVING BEACHMARCHAIS STEPS UP IN AFFIRMEDBeachmarchais steps up from a smashing 5 ½-length victory against $75,000 maiden claiming horses to Saturday’s Affirmed Stakes, but Simon Callaghan feels the Florida-bred son of Big Drama deserves the chance.“He’s simply getting better,” the trainer said. “Stretching out in distance for the first time last out (at a mile) he showed there’s more improvement to come. He needs to step up his game but I think he’s heading in the right direction.” SUNDAY RULES SEEKS TO STAY PERFECT AT SANTA ANITALeading trainer Phil D’Amato hopes to have a bang-up Fourth of July Monday with Sunday Rules when the five-year-old mare runs in the $100,000 Spring Fever Handicap, one in the popular Golden State Series, this for fillies and mares, three and up, at six furlongs.Sunday Rules, a daughter of the late Tribal Rule owned and bred by Nick Alexander, won three straight including the California Cup Sprint on Jan. 30 before fading to ninth after setting the pace in the Grade I Madison at Keeneland last out on April 9.“She’s been training well; her last couple breezes were dynamite,” said D’Amato, who also could enter Sidepocket Sue in the Spring Fever. “We’re looking forward to running Sunday Rules back at Santa Anita (where she is unbeaten in five starts).”D’Amato is well on his way to his second straight Santa Anita training title and overall his second ever, with a 22-13 lead over runner-up Jerry Hollendorfer and only eight racing days remaining in the Spring Meet.“We’re running our horses through their conditions and they’re all firing,” he said. “We’re doing well.” The contest cards will be used to draw the winners, who will be announced throughout the day from the Winner’s Circle.One lucky fan will become the final contestant entered into the drawing for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC presented by Rusnak/Arcadia. All 10 qualifiers will be on-track and will be assigned to a specific horse in a designated race on Monday. The contestants will watch their race from the Winner’s Circle and the winning horse will determine the winner of the Mercedes-Benz GLC.Betting vouchers worth $500 will be given away, as will four 2016 Autumn Meet “VIP Day at the Races” packages.Two Breeders’ Cup Reserved Seating Packages, including a Four-Pack for Friday, Nov. 4, and a Four-Pack for Breeders’ Cup Classic Day, Saturday, Nov. 5, will be given away.VISIT http://www.santaanita.com/events-and-tickets/ FOR CONTEST RULES PLUS ALL ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING GIVEAWAYS AND VIP PACKAGES. BAFFERT SWEET ON ‘CANDY’ IN AFFIRMEDDanzing Candy makes his first start for Bob Baffert in Saturday’s Grade III Affirmed Stakes for three-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles, and the Hall of Fame trainer is anxious to see what he’s got.“It will be interesting,” Baffert said between workers Thursday morning. “His last two races were sort of disasters. We taught him how to harness some of that speed. He’s got a good post and we should have options from there (No. five in a field of five).”Danzing Candy won the Grade II San Felipe Stakes last March when trained by Cliff Sise Jr. prior to finishing fourth by 13 ¼ lengths in the sloppy Santa Anita Derby and 15th by 20 lengths in the Kentucky Derby after leading both races.The Affirmed marks the first race under Baffert’s supervision.“I’m looking forward to seeing if what we’ve done has made a difference and to see what we have,” Baffert said.The field for the Affirmed, named for the 1978 Triple Crown winner: Curlin Rules, Victor Espinoza, 5-1; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Beaumarchais, Joe Talamo, 20-1; Prince of Arabia, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; and Danzing Candy, Rafael Bejarano, 2-5. (Current Through Sunday, June 26) Mark Glatt6411131017%53%$406,666 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Joseph Talamo12023171719%48%$1,378,763 LIVING THE LIFE LOOKS FOR PASSING GRADE SUNDAYLiving the Life, a versatile Irish-bred mare trained by Gary Mandella, moves from a Grade III victory on Golden Gate’s synthetic Tapeta surface back to dirt Sunday when she runs in the $75,000 Southern Truce Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles.The six-year-old bay daughter of Footstepsinthesand has run in eight straight graded stakes prior to Sunday’s Southern Truce.“It would be nice to get a win with her on dirt,” Mandella said, “but her races sprinting on it were really good against a little tougher competition than what she’ll see on Sunday.“Obviously, you always have more confidence with her on synthetic, but she traded punches with some very nice fillies like (Grade I winners) Tara’s Tango and Taris on dirt and I’m happy to be away from them.” Tyler Baze17028332716%52%$1,401,534 Flavien Prat12433191727%56%$1,649,387 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Philip D’Amato862217726%53%$1,475,698 Rafael Bejarano15839302825%61%$2,178,245 Bob Baffert46119624%57%$684,203 Edwin Maldonado13122211317%43%$893,666 FANS CAN WIN MERCEDES-BENZ AND MORE ON DOLLAR DAY, JULY 4Monday, July 4, is Fan Appreciation Day at Santa Anita. Fans can enter to win a chance at a 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, presented by Rusnak/Arcadia, reserved seating for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Nov. 4 and 5, VIP packages good for the track’s Autumn Meet which begins Sept. 30, and $500 betting vouchers.Veterans and active duty military will receive free General Admission Monday at Santa Anita as well. Monday also is also Dollar Day, with one dollar beers, sodas and hot dogs available throughout the day.Following are details on Santa Anita’s Fan Appreciation Day offerings: Each fan (with paid admission) will receive a contest entry card as they enter Santa Anita. The card, once completed, can be placed in a number of designated contest locations or bins throughout the facility. All entries must be submitted by 3 p.m. Martin Garcia771261316%40%$646,734 DANZING CANDY DEBUTS FOR BAFFERT IN AFFIRMEDD’AMATO EYES BANGUP FOURTH WITH SUNDAY RULESVERSATILE LIVING THE LIFE RETURNS TO MAIN TRACKFAN APPRECIATION DAY, DOLLAR DAY MONDAY, JULY 4 Mike Puype48104521%40%$312,130 Jerry Hollendorfer681371319%49%$925,543 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Mike Smith37117130%51%$846,437 Santiago Gonzalez15617222511%41%$909,200 Peter Miller541012719%54%$463,660last_img read more

Letterkenny to welcome 51 visitors from twinned town Rudolstadt

first_imgA large delegation from the German town of Rudolstadt will visit Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns.Fifty-one visitors will be welcomed by Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. John O’Donnell when they arrive at a special reception on Friday night in the Radisson Hotel.Cllr O’Donnell said he believes that “great progress has been made over the last 12 months in building strong connections with our partners in Rudostadt and I am looking forward to welcoming them back to Letterkenny and indeed Donegal on Friday evening. “From the outset we were keen to see young people from both towns involved in the initiative and I am delighted with the progress that has been made on this front.  We have a number of young people visiting as part of this delegation and there will be an event for students and young people on Monday morning in the Co-Lab where they will get an opportunity to build friendships and learn about each other’s community and I hope that this will lay the pathway for a more extensive youth exchange programme in the near future.”Rudolstadt, GermanyThe delegation will have an opportunity to participate in some of the planned Donegal Connect initiatives this weekend including the Donegal Bay Drive Tour where delegates will have an opportunity to visit Hanna Hats and Magees of Donegal Town before experiencing the highest seacliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag along with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village.On Sunday the group will travel north visiting Creeslough and Dunfanaghy before travelling to Ramelton to enjoy a jazz music session.A delegation from Letterkenny visited Rudolstadt in March this year and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely hopes that this return visit will be an enjoyable experience for the delegates and that they will get a sense of the scale and diversity of County Donegal while continuing to build strong meaningful linkages with Letterkenny. Mary Daly, Donegal County Council, Karol Kerrane, Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Mayor of Letterkenny MD and Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor at the official signing of Twinning Agreement between Letterkenny and Rudolstadt in Letterkenny Public Service Centre on October 2nd, 2018. Photo Clive WassonAn important part of the visit will be exploring opportunities to further develop commercial linkages and with that in mind the delegation will be visiting a number of businesses including Kinnegar Brewing at K2 in Letterkenny on Monday morning and will visit Donegal County Museum on Monday afternoon.The visit will conclude on Tuesday morning with a formal meeting between the delegates and members of Donegal County Council and businesses represented by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Letterkenny to welcome 51 visitors from twinned town Rudolstadt was last modified: September 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GermanyRudolstadtlast_img read more

Zuma thanks world for Mandela Day

first_img19 July 2013President Jacob Zuma has thanked South Africans and people around the world for their support and display of love for the country’s former president on Nelson Mandela International Day.Thousands of people from around the country and the world took time to roll up their sleeves and help the less fortunate on Thursday, Mandela’s 95th birthday.“This year has seen the biggest Madiba birthday celebration ever. We regard this … as a fitting tribute to the triumph of the South African people against institutionalised racism, led by Madiba and many other illustrious freedom fighters,” Zuma told a press conference after the conclusion of the 6th South Africa-European Union Summit in Pretoria on Thursday.Zuma reported that the 95-year-old, who is spending his 6th week in hospital, was steadily improving. “Madiba’s condition in hospital continues to improve steadily and we are very encouraged by this development.”European Council president Herman Van Rompuy and EU Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso, who led the EU delegation to the one-day summit, were also touched by “the Madiba magic”.In his opening remarks at the summit, Van Rompuy said he was privileged to be in South Africa on Mandela’s birthday, adding that Mandela’s was proof that ethics and politics could go hand-in-hand.“President Mandela is in our thoughts and prayers right now. His contribution to the struggle for democracy and the promotion of a culture of peace and reconciliation crosses national borders,” Van Rompuy saidBarroso said the EU Commission was continually inspired by Mandela’s vision, adding that the best way of honouring Mandela was to continue spreading and consolidating his legacy of peace, democracy, tolerance and social justice.“Nelson Mandela’s walk will continue in the steps of every South African, and we are proud to continue walking that walk alongside you … President Zuma, and alongside all South Africans.”Barroso said Mandela was loved by the South African people as well as by the whole world.“Through his words, deeds, his vision and courage, he rises above life and death and wins a place in the gallery of the great personalities of mankind. More than ever, our thoughts are with him, his family and with all South Africans.”Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more