Rabat – A train from the National Railway Office (ONCF) linking Casablanca to Fez, derailed Wednesday afternoon at 1:35 p.m., at the entrance of the Zenatta station.According to several news reports, the accident resulted in the death of an ONCF technician and left 28 passengers injured.The passenger train heading to Fez collided with another train loaded with coal and goods. The incident is said to have been caused by one train skipping a change in track and thus heading in the wrong direction.Local media has disclosed that approximately 28 people were severely injured and a worker at the Zenatta station passed away.“Passengers are unscathed,” the ONCF said on their official Facebook page, adding that an investigation has been opened in order to determine the cause of this incident.
TORONTO — Optimism that BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone will make a big splash in the U.S. helped push the Toronto stock market slightly higher Monday.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 12,858.49 +22.88 0.18%S&P 500 — 1,556.22 +5.04 0.32%Dow — 14,447.29 +50.22 0.35%Nasdaq — 3,252.87 +8.50 0.26%The S&P/TSX composite index closed up 22.87 points to 12,858.49 and the TSX Venture Exchange slipped 1.58 points to 1,116.27.BlackBerry (TSX:BB) shares ran up $1.86 or 13.85% to $15.29 amid news that the company’s new Z10 smartphone will go on sale in the U.S. on March 22 through AT&T. The Z10 has already launched in Canada and the U.K. to date. But a success in the U.S. smartphone market is considered key to the new BlackBerrys.The Canadian dollar edged up 0.26 of a cent to 97.43 cents US.In New York, the Dow Jones racked up yet another record high close, as it did in a string of higher closes last week. The Dow has now recouped all the losses resulting from the 2008 financial crisis and the recession that followed.The blue chip barometer gained 50.22 points to 14,447.29, the Nasdaq composite index edged 8.51 points higher to 3,252.87 and the S&P 500 index was up 5.04 points to 1,556.22.Commodity prices and TSX resource stocks had earlier retreated following the release of weaker than expected Chinese economic data over the weekend.Industrial production was up 9.9% year over year in January while retail sales rose 12.3% in February. However, both figures were below expectations and weaker than the previous month.Worries also grew that China’s central bank is reining in lending as other figures showed that new loans came in at a less than expected 620 billion yuan.On top of it all, China’s inflation rate was 3.2% in February, which was also higher than economists expected.Analysts also cautioned that the Chinese numbers were likely impacted by the country’s Lunar New Year holiday period and suggested it would take a few more months of data to get a clearer picture. But they point out that China is still a star economic performer, just not as strong as before.“It’s slowing down from its best levels but the whole world economy has slowed their growth,” said Sadiq Adatia, chief investment officer at Sun Life Financial.“And China feels the same pain but it still has a much, much higher growth rate than any around the world and so when you look at it from that perspective, it’s still a strong area of growth.”That sentiment was evident on the metals market where May copper shook off early declines to close a cent higher at US$3.52 a pound. The base metals also recovered early losses and closed slightly higher.Inmet Mining Corp. (TSX:IMN) continues to be in play. It’s the target of a $5.1-billion hostile takeover offer from First Quantum Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FM), which has said its offer of stock and cash worth about $72 per share will expire later Monday. Toronto-based Inmet has recommended that shareholders reject First Quantum’s bid, although it hasn’t produced a superior offer. Inmet shares rose 11 cents to C$68.63 while First Quantum was 22 cents higher at $20.64.The energy sector also moved into positive territory, up 0.27% with April crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange up 11 cents to US$92.06 a barrel. Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) gained 13 cents at C$31.58 .The gold sector was the biggest TSX drag, down about 0.45% as April bullion gained $1.10 to US$1,578 an ounce. Goldcorp (TSX:G) faded 33 cents to C$33.23.The board of Aurizon Mines Ltd. (TSX:ARZ) has adopted a new shareholder rights plan, saying it wants to prevent Alamos Gold Inc. (TSX:AGI) from using its voting power to defeat a better takeover offer from a rival company. Alamos already owns 16% of Aurizon and has offered to buy up the rest of its stock.Aurizon’s board is supporting a rival offer from Hecla Mining Co. and said Monday that its new rights plan will ensure all shareholders are treated equally. Alamos shares added two cents at C$14.56 while Aurizon shares were four cents lower at $4.51.Consumer staples stocks also weighed on the TSX as Maple Leaf Foods (TSX:MFI) gave back 59 cents to $12.91.In other corporate news, Clearwater Seafoods Inc. (TSX:CLR) shares rose 12 cents to $5.09 as it reported quarterly net income of $10.5 million or 17 cents a basic share, down from $16.4 million a year ago. It also posted record revenues of $350.4 million for all of 2012.On the domestic economic front, data coming out at the end of the week is expected to show the Canadian housing market is cooling at a faster pace. Existing home sales for February are expected to show a 12.5% year-over-year decline following a 5.2% slide in January. Average prices for February are expected to slip one%.In the U.S., investors will take in the February report on retail sales on Wednesday. It is expected sales rose by 0.5% following a 0.1% rise in January.Here’s the news investors were watching today: House prices to remain flat for 10 years: TDBlackBerry jumps 11%, most in over a month, after Lenovo drops more hints it may consider bidDow record not necessarily a signal to pile into stocksCanada may be knocked down G7 economic ranks as growth outlook remains weak: OECDON DECK TUESDAYECONOMIC NEWSCANADAManpower survey (Q2) UNITED STATES7:30 a.m.NFIB Small business economic trends survey (Feb): economists expect a reading of 90, up from last month 7:45 a.m.Same-store sales 2 p.m.Treasury budget (Feb) CORPORATE NEWSCANADAEmpire Co Q3 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.16 a share UNITED STATESCostco Wholesale Corp: Q2 earnings: Analysts expect US$1.06 a share
Since the current government took office in 2015, over 190 incidents of religious violence against churches, clergy, and Christians have been recorded by the NCEASL. In one such incident, on 18th May 2017, a large protest against a Christian place of worship was staged in Devinuwara (Matara District), with the participation of approximately 30 Buddhist monks and a mob comprising around 2000 people. The freedom of religion or belief is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution of Sri Lanka. As such, the NCEASL is saddened that such protests continue to occur unrestrained against minority places of worship in the country. While attacks and protests of this nature have occurred in the past as well, the increase in the intensity of incidents and the active involvement of local government officials has been a growing cause for concern. Moreover, in addition to attacks, intimidation, and protests, legal restrictions imposed on Christian places of worship have also continued unabated. For instance, the circular issued in 2008 by the Ministry of Buddha Sasana and Religious Affairs, requiring new constructions of places of worship to register with the government, continues to be misapplied by local authorities to close down churches and threaten Christian clergy to discontinue their religious activities. The circular, however, is not in accordance with Sri Lankan legislation, as there is no legal requirement to register places of worship with the State. The National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL) has noted with concern the recent wave of attacks against religious minorities, which has rapidly escalated over the past few months.Since the beginning of this year, the NCEASL has documented over 20 incidents of violence and intimidation against Christian places of worship across the country. During this period, there has also been an alarming increase in the number of incidents led against Muslims, with the latest occurring on 21st May when a mob attack was launched on the Mawalapitiya mosque following a procession in the area by the Bodu Bala Sena. In an attempt to foster reconciliation and healing following the three-decade long war, the present Government has committed itself to ensure transitional justice in Sri Lanka. In keeping with its commitments, it is vital, therefore, for the government to speedily arrest the current situation and effectively address attacks on religious minorities in order to ensure the integrity of its reconciliation efforts.The NCEASL, as such, strongly condemns the recent attacks on Christians and Muslims and calls on the government to ensure the protection of minorities and their places of worship. Moreover, in the light of numerous statements made by the State claiming improved human rights standards in the country, the NCEASL also calls on the government to take effective measures to prosecute perpetrators of violence and uphold the freedom of religion or belief in Sri Lanka.
CALGARY — A panel looking into Alberta’s finances says the province habitually overspends on the services it delivers.The panel, chaired by former Saskatchewan finance minister Janice MacKinnon, says Alberta’s annual expenditures would be $10.4 billion less if the province were to spend the same per person as do British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.The report, ordered by Premier Jason Kenney, says if Alberta matched the other provinces, it would have a $3.7-billion surplus this year instead of a $6.7-billion deficit.The panel also notes that Alberta’s spending per capita is the highest in Canada.It makes 26 recommendations that include reviews of health care and education.It addresses high income among doctors, recommends lowering administration costs in schools and says universities should be funded more through tuition.The Canadian Press
Freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson rounds the base path during a game against Murray State April 19 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 7-5.Credit: Tim Moody / Lantern photographerIn the midst of a slump on the field, the Ohio State baseball team decided to loosen things up in order to get back on track.The Buckeyes were playing tight in their losses to West Virginia and Ball State earlier in the week, redshirt-junior first baseman Josh Dezse said. So to loosen players up and help boost team morale, the coaches decided to have the team play wiffle ball during practice Thursday, which Dezse said helped against Murray State this weekend.“It was nice to just have fun all of us together, I know we’ve been grinding lately. Obviously losing is not fun so that was really nice to do,” Dezse said. “Coming into this weekend, it was the mentality that we’re just playing wiffle ball, we’re out playing a game with each other and it was nice to see us play loose, play fast and play fun.”The Buckeyes (23-18, 4-8) got themselves on the winning side over the weekend, taking two out of three against the Murray State Racers (17-20, 9-9) at Bill Davis Stadium. After cruising to a 3-1 victory Friday, the Buckeyes lost 7-5 Saturday and had to fight to win rubber game Sunday, ultimately winning, 7-3.After Sunday’s win, OSU coach Greg Beals said the team entered the weekend with a new mentality that stayed with it throughout the series.“I liked how our team played today, it was a game that was kind of a must-win situation for us,” Beals said. “When you look at it one walk, no errors, when you look at our team when we do that and force our opponent to get everything on their own, we’re going to be tough to beat.”In Sunday’s game, OSU’s starting pitcher sophomore Jake Post threw three scoreless innings before being pulled because of a back injury.“We’re not exactly sure what it is but we’re erring on the side of caution and got him out of there and started some treatment on him and hopefully we’ve got him back for next weekend,” Beals said.Offensively, freshman outfielder Ronnie Dawson notched his team-high 17th multi-hit game of the season Sunday. One of those hits appeared to be a two-run homerun in the first inning, however Dawson overran redshirt-sophomore shortstop Nick Sergakis who was standing near first base in case the ball was caught. Dawson was given an RBI-single because Sergakis still scored.Dawson attributed the team’s success against Murray State to “just having fun.”“Everyone was like, ‘Let’s just slow down and go back to the way we were playing at the beginning of the season,’” Dawson said. “We were just having fun down in Florida, everyone is laughing and dancing and just having a great time and that’s what we started doing again.”Sergakis was also efficient at the plate going 3-for-4 with a walk and one RBI.Freshman Zach Farmer came in to relieve Post, pitching five innings, giving up three runs and throwing three strikeouts to pick up his team-high sixth win of the season.Saturday, OSU trailed 7-2 in the bottom of the ninth when the team began mounting a comeback. A pair of errors and a walk loaded the bases with no outs, however, the Buckeyes only got three runs across before recording their final out, losing 7-5.Friday’s game was dictated by OSU’s starter pitcher. Freshman Tanner Tully went seven innings and gave up seven hits, one run and four strikeouts.“We recharged our batteries (Thursday), cleaned our slate and I like how the guys played,” Beals said after the win Friday. “When you’re scuffling a little bit, you need your starter to come out and do what Tanner Tully did tonight. He really set the tempo by throwing strikes and forcing them to do something offensively.”Junior pitcher Trace Dempsey picked up his fifth save of the season after recording three strikeouts as he closed out the game’s final two innings in relief of Tully.Next for the Buckeyes is a weekend series on the road against Purdue. Game one is scheduled for Friday at 6:35 p.m. in West Lafayette, Ind.
The politician, who is standing for re-election in West Suffolk, has spent six years campaigning to reform horse racing industry so that betting firms, including those offshore, pay a levy on their profits.Friends who witnessed the accident described their concern for the mother-of two on social media. One described being “very worried all day”, while another said: “I have seen too many head injuries over the years…it can be a long road back to full health. She is fit and strong and still young so she has much going for her.”Gemma Tattershall, a British Olympic Event rider, responded to the news of Mrs Gilruth’s recovery on Facebook: “Very encouraging to hear, saw her fall and my blood ran cold. Keep fighting Emily…your eventing family are behind you.” Matt Hancock Emily Gilruth Airlifted After Fall During The Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse TrialsCredit:Jules Annan / Barcroft Images British Eventing, the national governing body for the sport of eventing, said Mrs Gilhurst had started off Topwood Beau’s career off and the pair were very well acquainted. The first phase is dressage, the second, cross country, has been described as the “bravery element” and the final test of the rider’s prowess is show jumping.Known as the Wimbledon of the Eventing world, the four star international competition features the world’s top riders and comes with the highest prize money with £100,000 for the winner.Mr Seaman said: “It’s literally the top 80 protagonists of the sport. If she [Gilruth] qualified to get there she effectively is one of the top people – it’s very stringent”.”It is an all round test of the rider. Saturday is the bravery element.” 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. The 40-year-old, from Malpas in Cheshire, is in intensive care after she fell from her 14-year-old gelding Topwood Beau at the third fence of the cross-country course on Saturday.Mrs Gilruth’s brother-in-law Andrew Gilruth told the Telegraph: “With any significant injury it’s going to be about a week before anybody knows but she’s heading in the right direction. “She was on one of the non-technical fences [when the accident occurred]. There’s no indication that its not all recoverable the problem is we just don’t know yet…you just have to wait and see how it progresses. “All the medical support was there, you couldn’t ask for any more than that. The medical cover for Badminton is very rigorous you couldn’t fault that. It’s planned with meticulous detail and all the team know exactly what they’re doing.”Julian Seaman, from the Badminton Trials, saw the accident and said Mrs Gilruth fell having negotiated a fence after either the rider or the horse misjudge the distance.”To be honest it’s a big challenge of a course but it was surprisingly early on that she had a hiccup like that but one a cross country course, every course is a challenge,” he said. The sister of government minister Matt Hancock has suffered a traumatic brain injury after falling from her horse during the Badminton Horse Trials.Rider Emily Gilruth, the older sister of Mr Hancock, a minister in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, was competing in the country’s top Eventing competition when she had to be airlifted to Bristol’s Southmead Hospital. Emily Gilruth In a statement, her family said on Monday afternoon: “Emily’s family would like to thank all the many well-wishers for the lovely supportive messages that they have received.”Emily suffered a traumatic brain injury when falling from her horse at the third fence at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials on Saturday 6th May. She was airlifted to Bristol’s Southmead hospital.”The doctors are pleased with her progress. She has had a stable night and remains under sedation.”We would like to say a huge thank you to Badminton’s medical team, for their efficient and very caring service, also to the staff in the intensive care unit at Southmead.”Mr Hancock, who also takes a keen interest in horses and previously trained as a jockey, has not commented publicly on his sister’s accident. Mrs Gilruth has been described by friends as a highly experienced rider, and was competing in the second phase of the three-part competition when the accident occurred.A talented rider, Mrs Gilruth has competed in British event competitions for 18 years and runs her own yard. She first competed at Badminton last year and was riding a favourite horse – Topwood Beau – who she has been competing on since 2008.
AIRLINE PASSENGERS WILL soon be allowed to use a range of mobile electronic devices in flight with very few restrictions after US aviation authorities gave the go ahead today.The new, more relaxed rules issued by the Federal Aviation Administration will take effect on most airlines by the end of the year, the agency said.“Passengers will eventually be able to read ebooks, play games and watch videos on their devices during all phases of flight, with very limited exceptions,” the FAA said in a statement.However, mobile phones still cannot be used for voice communications while in flight, due to regulations by another federal agency, the Federal Communications Commission, that prohibits airborne cellphone calls.The new rules mean that passengers will be able to “safely use their devices in airplane mode, gate-to-gate,” said the FAA.Electronic items must be stowed in the seat pocket during takeoff and landing.Browsing the Internet will still be possible on air carriers that provide Wi-Fi in flight, and Bluetooth technology for wireless keyboards will also be allowed.The changes, which came after more than a year of study by outside experts on safety concerns related to portable electronic devices.© – AFPRead: FAA panel advises lifting ban on use of gadgets during take-off and landing >
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has ratcheted up his feud with the US media, announcing he will skip the annual correspondents’ dinner one day after a row erupted over White House press access.By skipping the 29 April event Trump breaks a tradition in which the US president is the guest of honour at a light-hearted roast held by journalists and studded with celebrities.“I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Donald Trump to skip White House Correspondents’ Dinner “Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Share Tweet Email I will not be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017 Sunday 26 Feb 2017, 7:35 AM Short URL 51 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3259758 The last time a president missed the event was in 1981, when Ronald Reagan was recovering after being shot in an assassination attempt. Reagan however phoned in with friendly remarks.Richard Nixon, who despised the media, skipped the event in 1972.The White House Correspondents Association, which has organised the annual dinner since 1921 to raise money for journalism scholarships, said it would go ahead with the event as planned.The dinner “has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment [on freedom of the press] and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic,” WHCA president Jeff Mason tweeted.There has been discussion, however, that the event is outdated and highlights the too-close-for-comfort relationships between politicians and journalists.Trump built his presidential campaign on criticising the mainstream US press – whose editorial boards overwhelmingly opposed his election – and has intensified his rhetoric since taking office, routinely accusing the media of bias in overstating his setbacks and downplaying his accomplishments. Source: PA Images/Andrew HarnikThe media’s job of scrutinising and questioning political power has irked Trump, who isn’t a career politician, and prompted him to make public attacks on media organisations.“Protesting strongly”Trump’s cancelation comes one day after the White House triggered widespread outrage by denying access to an off-camera briefing to several major US media outlets, including CNN and The New York Times.Smaller outlets that have provided favourable coverage of the Trump administration, such as Breitbart and the One America News Network were allowed to attend the briefing by spokesman Sean Spicer.The WHCA said it was “protesting strongly” against the decision to selectively deny media access, and would bring it up with the Republican administration.The New York Times described the White House decision as “an unmistakable insult to democratic ideals,” while CNN called it “an unacceptable development” and the Los Angeles Times warned the incident had “ratcheted up the White House’s war on the free press” to a new level.Hours earlier on Friday, speaking at the annual CPAC gathering of conservative activists and politicians, Trump slammed the mainstream US media as “the enemy of the people,” and labeled the fourth estate “fake news” and the “opposition party.” Source: AP/Carolyn KasterTrump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon, a former head of the right-wing news site Breitbart, predicted at CPAC on Thursday that relations with the media would only get worse as the president rolls out his agenda.“Unwise”It is not uncommon for Republican and Democratic administrations to brief a limited number of select reporters on specific themes.However, Friday’s White House event was initially billed as a regular briefing open to credentialed media before it was reconfigured as a closed event for a cherry-picked group of participants, taking place in Spicer’s office.A number of outlets that regularly cover the White House, including newswires Reuters and Bloomberg, attended. They are part of what is known as the “pool,” a small group of journalists who have access to certain events and share the contents with other media.The Associated Press boycotted the event in protest at the exclusion of certain colleagues, which included The Los Angeles Times and Politico.AFP was not included despite being part of the press pool. Its journalist protested, and attended the briefing uninvited.During the off-camera briefing, Spicer said that the White House has shown an “abundance of accessibility… making ourselves, our team and our briefing room more accessible than probably any previous administration.”He gave no explanation for the media selection.As protests erupted over the incident, a December interview re-emerged in which Spicer told Politico that the Trump White House would never ban a news outlet. By AFP Feb 26th 2017, 7:35 AM 23,304 Views Image: PA Wire/PA Images Conservative, liberal or otherwise, I think that’s what makes a democracy a democracy versus a dictatorship.Ari Fleischer, a former spokesman for George W Bush, said he viewed the White House’s stance as “unwise and counterproductive,” but also argued for Friday’s incident to be kept in perspective.“Press secretaries need to meet with the whole press,” Fleischer told CNN. But beyond that, there is nothing unusual about presidents meeting with selected reporters, and White House staffs do it all the time too.With reporting from Gráinne Ní Aodha- © AFP, 2017Read: Trump appeals for money from supporters to combat ‘nasty attacks by fake news media’Read: Michael Healy-Rae says Trump’s view on deregulation ‘shows intelligence of the man’ Image: PA Wire/PA Images Source: Donald J. Trump/Twitter
LA CENTER — U.S. military academies are some of the most elite colleges in the country, with as few as one in 12 applicants being admitted. La Center High School is the smallest traditional high school in Clark County, with about 125 graduates per year.However, little La Center produced three military academy graduates this year. Patrick Mayolo, 24, graduated from La Center High School in 2012, and recently graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Also graduating from West Point was Sean Nolan, 22, a 2015 La Center graduate. Kristen Nye, 23, who graduated from La Center in 2014, recently wrapped up her four years at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.La Center school officials can’t recall any other local students graduating from one of the United States’ five service academies, much less in the same year.“It says a lot about our rigor that we have with the curriculum, and collaboration we have with students and their families,” said high school Principal Carol Patton, who has been in the La Center district for 15 years. “They trust teachers to provide a well-rounded education.”It takes more than a well-rounded education to earn acceptance to one of the service academies. At West Point, applicants must fill out a cadet questionnaire, apply for a congressional or service-connected nomination and pass a medical exam and fitness assessment, along with scoring well on the SAT or ACT. The Air Force Academy asks for much of the same, as well as an extracurricular activities record, a writing sample and a personal interview.
The Marydale and Kobuk Street intersection will be closed to traffic on Thursday, August 2, and is planned to reopen on Tuesday, August 7.According to the City of Soldotna, road closure repairs include curb/ramp replacements, and utility repairs. The next phase of the project will be underground utility repairs, which could start next week. Resurfacing is expected to start in mid-August. Lee Frey the project manager: “Once that’s all finished up the road will be open back up and then they’ll be prepping to do the actual repaving. We are finishing up some concrete work around the sides before we actually move towards the repaving.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The City of Soldotna will be working on the Kobuk Street project starting tomorrow, and there will be traffic delays and road closures. The project is expected to be complete prior to the school year starting on August 21.
“When we announced Withings Move in January, we received overwhelmingly positive feedback from consumers excited to have an activity tracker option that allows them to express themselves and showcase their personal style,” said Eric Carreel, Withings’ president, in a release. “We are thrilled to start shipping the watch that brings this combination of fashion and technology to a new level and soon offering even more design and customization options to our customers.”The watch is water-resistant to 50 meters, measures steps and sleep, and has a battery life of up to 18 months. The customization isn’t available for the $130 electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) version of the watch, since that isn’t out yet. It’s likely to launch in a range of colors, then add custom options later, the spokesperson said.Withings returned to the ownership of co-founder Carreel last May, following Nokia’s decision to sell off the company.First published April 2 at 5:48 a.m. PT.Updated April 3 at 5:25 a.m. PT: Adds details about US shipping. 1:10 Wearable Tech 0 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Withings is letting Europeans customize their Move watches. Withings Withings has added a bunch of customization options for its Move fitness watch, but only on its European store for now.The watch, which the company revealed at CES in January, is available in five standard colors — black and yellow gold, white and coral, white and sea blue, black and mint, and white with black and mint — for $70 and started shipping in the US on Wednesday.European buyers can pay a little more to tweak the dial, case, strap and second hand color to their liking, and they can check out how it’ll look on the local versions of Withings’ site. In the UK, the price jumps from £60 ($78) to £70 ($91) for the custom style.The option will come to the US later this year, the French health technology company said in an emailed statement. Post a comment Tags Withings adds ECG to its newest watches and blood pressure…
Image: Kyoto University The device is supposed to be especially handy for use in tight spaces; the intention is to help users of electric wheelchairs maneuver their movements with greater freedom than they have in the past. What is not such good news is that the vehicle on display cost $36,300 to produce, The research lead, Masaharu Komori, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Kyoto University, is well aware of the price shortcoming and plans to continue work on the chair to bring costs down, and make the chair lighter and more compact. The eventual target price is $12,000. Komori and team hope to commercialize the Permoveh in three to five years.This Permoveh “rollout” comes at a time when Japan is showing much interest in bringing on improved assistive technology, from robots to motorized chairs, that can help the elderly. Among the innovations reported have been a bed that changes into an electric wheelchair and a robot that can wash hair.Whether or not this omnidirectional vehicle can eventually be a popular wheelchair of choice (the top speed is 3.7 mph) for the elderly remains to be seen, but it is being suggested that the Permoveh wheel technology could be adapted for use in conveyor equipment in factories and warehouses. One site notes the wheel technology is like that seen in Honda’s “U3-X” which also enables the rider to move backwards, forwards, and side to side using an omnidirectional wheel. Honda’s description about how the wheel structure enables movement in all directions is that “multiple small-diameter motor-controlled wheels are connected in-line to form one large-diameter wheel. Rotating the large-diameter wheel moves the U3-X forward and backward, while rotating the small-diameter wheels moves it side-to-side. Combining these movements causes the U3-X to move diagonally.” 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. The driver uses a hand control that can turn the chair in the desired direction. The driver just needs to tip the lever in the direction he or she wants to move. The wheels alone move if the driver wants to go backwards or forwards. The rollers move if the driver wants to go sideways. Both wheels and rollers move if the driver wants to go diagonally. Japan’s Honda unveils futuristic unicyle (w/ Video) Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — A mechanical engineering professor has taken the wraps off his vehicle that is designed to become a next-generation wheelchair. As its formal name suggests, this is the Personal Mobile Vehicle, or Permoveh for short. Rolling it around at his lab in Kyoto, Japan, earlier this month, the professor carried out the demo before an audience of observers and photographers. They watched him ride the device, with its clever wheel-within-wheel system, which allowed the vehicle to move in any direction. The Permoveh has four same-sized wheels with 32 rollers each. They rotate in a perpendicular direction to the rim. The rollers sit inside the main wheels, allowing the vehicle to move in more directions than just back and forth. More information: www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ja/news_data … s6/2011/120322_1.htm (in Japanese) Citation: Kyoto prof rolls out omnidirectional wheelchair (2012, March 27) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-kyoto-prof-omnidirectional-wheelchair.html © 2012 PhysOrg.com
Upon colliding, the two out-of-state vehicles carrying friends and family instantly left the driver of one car deceased. According to the police report, four others in the same State of Mexico-plated SUV, three women and one man, were seriously injured and rushed to Playa del Carmen hospital. Since the accident, a total of four deaths have been confirmed. A stream of vehicles nearly two kilometers long was generated after police, Civil Protection, firemen and emergency personnel shut down the highway to attend to the scene. 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 WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Two of the women, a 17 and 21-year-old, were visiting from Valladolid, Yucatán, while another man and a woman from the same vehicle were listed as being from the town of Francisco Hu May. During the early morning hours of Saturday, one vehicle allegedly invaded the oncoming lane, causing the two to crash at high speed. The accident happened at 5:55 a.m. on the Tulum-Coba highway along a section toward the town of Macario Gómez. Tulum, Q.R. — An accident between two vehicles that collided head on has left four dead and several others seriously injured. Photo: Protección Civil de Tulum The male driver of the second vehicle, a Volkswagen car, was also killed in the collision while his male passenger, who was from the community of Chemax Yucatán, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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