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Death toll, vehicle count rise in California truck pileup

Monday, October 15, 2007

So far, three people (including a baby) have been killed, and at least ten others were injured when two semi trucks collided in a tunnel on Interstate 5 (Newhall Pass) between Los Angeles and Santa Clarita California, United States in the late evening of October 12, setting off a chain reaction pileup that involved between 28 and 30 semi trucks and one passenger car. The wreck caused a massive fire that burned for over six hours. It was previously believed that only 13 semi trucks were involved.

“The fire burned in a very intense state for approximately four hours and basically consumed everything that was burnable,” said John Tripp the Fire Chief for L.A. county.

As a result of the crash, the Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger issued a declaration of a state of emergency for Los Angeles County.

The debris has been removed and officials say that a full inspection will have to be done on the tunnel before it can be used again because the structure of the tunnel has been compromised. The tunnel passed inspection in June of 2006.

“The walls of the tunnel are fairly heavily damaged. None of the rebar appears to be melted, damaged at this point in time. But it’s completely separated from the walls in a number of areas, so we lose vertical support when that happens,” said California Department of Transportation official, Doug Failing.

Tripp added that more bodies could be buried in the wreckage, saying “…we’re going to have to do a very methodical search. There could be unfortunately more people that were not able to escape.” So far authorities have yet to identify the three people who were killed.

A full investigation is being conducted into what caused the crash.



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Real Madrid agrees with Chelsea FC to sign goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Yesterday, English football club Chelsea FC announced reaching an agreement with Spanish-capital club Real Madrid to transfer Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois to Madrid. Real Madrid via their official website said Courtois “has signed for the club for the next six seasons.”

26-year-old Courtois has been Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper for the last four seasons. He joined The Blues in 2011 from Belgian club K.R.C. Genk. In the last four seasons at Chelsea, Courtois won Premier League titles in 2014–15 and 2016–17, an EFL Cup in 2014–15, and the FA Cup in the last season. In his 2016–17 season for Chelsea, the Belgian kept sixteen clean-sheets in league matches.

Just after joining Chelsea in 2011, Courtois was loaned to Real Madrid’s cross-town rivals Atlético Madrid. During this previous spell in Spain, Courtois won one each of the Spanish LaLiga, Copa del Rey, UEFA Europa League, and UEFA Super Cup. Courtois won the Adidas Golden Glove in this year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, winning the third-place medal with Belgium.

According to report by ESPN, Real Madrid had to pay about £35 million for the transfer. At the same time, Real Madrid’s midfielder Mateo Kova?i? is loaned to Chelsea for the next season. In Real Madrid’s official announcement, they said Courtois is to be presented at Santiago Bernabeu today at 1 pm after his medical examination.



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Uber suspends self-driving car program after pedestrian death in Arizona, United States

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

On Monday, the United States ride-sharing company Uber announced suspension of its experimental self-driving car program after one of the cars fatally struck a 49-year-old woman pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday night.

The company characterized the suspension of the program — in the Phoenix area and also in Pittsburgh; San Francisco; and Toronto, Canada — as a standard response in the wake of the accident. Uber released a statement that “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.” According to a spokeswoman, the company is also conducting its own investigation. It was reportedly the first time someone died in an incident involving a self-driving car.

Elaine Herzberg was hit at about 10 pm local time (UTC -7) on Sunday when she walked into the street with her bicycle about 100 yards or less from a crosswalk. She died later in hospital. The Volvo car was operating autonomously. Sylvia Moir, chief of police in Tempe, told the San Francisco Chronicle that according to the human operator in the vehicle — Rafaela Vasquez, 44 — “it was like a flash”, there was no time to override the computer to take evasive action, the first indication was the sound of impact.

The police stated the car was three miles per hour (mph) over a speed limit of 35 mph. According to Moir, recordings from the car’s video cameras indicated it would have been “difficult to avoid this collision in any kind of mode”. Moir told the San Francisco Chronicle that while she “[wouldn’t] rule out the potential to file charges” against Vasquez, “preliminarily it appears that the Uber would likely not be at fault in this accident”.

Uber started its Arizona self-driving test program in February 2017, using vehicles that had been banned in California due to safety concerns. The next month one was involved in a collision while in self-driving mode after another car failed to yield the right of way; the Uber SUV rolled on its side.



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Company ABC is planning to migrate from Cisco MCS-hosted Cisco Unified Communications Manager applications to Cisco UC on UCS B-Series servers. Which statement about external media supportability is true for this migration?

A. The Cisco Music on Hold USB audio sound card on the MCS servers will continue to work on the USB ports on the UCS server.

B. The Cisco Music on Hold USB audio sound card on the MCS servers will continue to work through the USB ports on the Cisco UCS server KVM dongle cable adaptor connected to the front of the UCS server.C. The Cisco Music on Hold USB audio sound card on the MCS servers will not work on the UCS server.D. The Cisco Music on Hold USB audio sound card can be mapped to a virtual USB port on a VMware virtual machine on the UCS server.E. The Cisco Music on Hold USB audio sound card can be mapped to a virtual serial port on a VMware virtual machine on the UCS server.

Answer: C

Question: 2

Refer to the exhibit.

All displayed devices are registered to the same Cisco Unified Communications Manager server and the phones are engaged in an active call. Assume that the provided configurations exist at the phone line level and multicast MOH is disabled cluster wide.

Which description of what will happen when the user of IP phone B presses the Transfer soft key is true?

A. IP phone A user hears audio source 3 from MOH server A.

B. IP phone A user hears audio source 4 from MOH server B.C. IP phone A user hears audio source 3 from MOH server B.D. IP phone A user hears tone on-hold beep tones.E. IP phone A user hears no on-hold music or beep tones.

Answer: E

Question: 3

Which codec complexity mode, when deployed on Cisco IOS routers with DSPs using the C5510 chipset, supports the most G.711 calls per DSP?

A. Low

B. MediumC. HighD. SecureE. Flex

Answer: E

Question: 4

When DSP oversubscription occurs on a Cisco IOS router using DSP modules that are based on the C5510 chipset, what will happen when an analog phone connected to a FXS port goes off-hook?

A. A fast busy tone will be played.

B. A slow busy tone will be played.C. A network busy tone will be played.D. A dial tone will be played, but digits will not be processed.E. No tone will be played.

Answer: E

Question: 5

Refer to the exhibit.

From this NFAS-enabled T1 PRI configuration on a Cisco IOS router, how many bearer channels are available to carry voice traffic?

A. 91

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B. 92C. 93D. 94E. 95

Answer: D

Question: 6

In a Cisco Unified Communications Manager system, which three locations does the TFTP server search when a device requests a configuration file from a TFTP server? (Choose three.)

A. internal caches

B. local diskC. alternate file serverD. NFS serverE. FTP serverF. load server

Answer: A, B, C

Question: 7

Which three message types for RTCP are valid? (Choose three.)

A. sender report

B. end of participationC. source descriptionD. sender codecE. receiver packetsF. average MOS

Answer: A, B, C

Question: 8

Which three components are required when configuring the Cisco Unified Communications Manager for time-of-day routing? (Choose three.)

A. Partition

B. Time PeriodC. Time ScheduleD. Time ZoneE. Date Time Group

Answer: A, B, C

Question: 9

Which two steps must be taken when configuring EMCC? (Choose two.)

A. An SFTP server that all clusters share must be set up.

B. Certificates from all remote clusters must be imported into each cluster.C. Cross-cluster Enhanced Location CAC must be configured.D. End users must be configured to only exist in their home cluster.E. A device pool for EMCC phones must be configured.F. Define MLPP domains.

Answer: A, B

Question: 10

Which two settings must be the same between the backup source and restore target with DRS in Cisco Unified Communications Manager? (Choose two.)

A. Server Hostname

B. Server IP AddressC. Cluster Security PasswordD. NTP ServersE. Domain NameF. Certificate Information

Answer: A, B

Question: 11

Which two rules apply to MMOH in SRST? (Choose two.)

A. A maximum of three MOH groups are allowed.

B. Cisco Unified SRST voice gateway allows you to associate phones with different MOH groups on the basis of their IP address to receive different MOH media streams.C. A maximum of five media streams are allowed.D. Cisco Unified SRST voice gateway allows you to associate phones with different MOH groups on the basis of their MAC address to receive different MOH media streams.E. Cisco Unified SRST voice gateway allows you to associate phones with different MOH groups on the basis of their extension numbers to receive different MOH media streams.

Answer: C, E

Question: 12

Which two QoS guidelines are recommended for provisioning interactive video traffic? (Choose two.)

A. Latency should be no more than 45 seconds.

B. Overprovision interactive video queues by 20% to accommodate bursts.C. Loss should be no more than 5%.D. Interactive video should be marked to DSCP CS4.E. Jitter should be no more than 30 ms.

Answer: B, E

Question: 13

Which two clock rates does Performance Monitor use to calculate RTP jitter values? (Choose two.)

A. PCMU (G.711 mu-law) , 8000 Hz

B. PCMU (G.711 mu-law) , 32000 HzC. PCMA (G.711 A-law) , 16000 HzD. H.263 , 90,000 HzE. H.263 , 64,000 Hz

Answer: A, D

Question: 14

Which TFTP server address selection option has the highest precedence on Cisco SCCP IP phones using firmware release 8.0(4) or later?

A. a manually configured alternate TFTP option on the phone

B. the first Option 150 IP address received from the DHCP serverC. the first Option 66 dotted decimal IP address received from the DHCP serverD. the first IPv6 TFTP Server address received from the DHCP serverE. the value of next-server IP address in the boot-up process

Answer: A

Question: 15

Which Cisco IOS multipoint video conferencing profile attempts to reserve DSPs only when it is activated with an actual conference?

A. homogeneous

B. guaranteed-audioC. rendezvousD. heterogeneousE. flex mode video

Answer: B

Question: 16

Which Cisco IOS multipoint video conferencing profile reserves DSPs when it is created in the configuration?

A. flex mode video

B. guaranteed-audioC. rendezvousD. heterogeneousE. guaranteed-video

Answer: D

Question: 17

Which statement describes how much of the DSP resources are reserved for video conference when voice-service dsp-reservation 40 is configured on a Cisco Integrated Router Generation 2 with packet voice and video digital signal processor 3?

A. 60% of the total available DSP resources

B. 40% of the total available DSP resourcesC. 50% of the total available DSP resourcesD. Video conferencing resources are reserved dynamically by Cisco IOS and cannot be changed.E. This command is used for voice resource reservation only.

Answer: A

Question: 18

Which statement describes a video conference viewing mode on a Cisco Integrated Router Generation 2 with packet voice and video digital signal processor 3 that is configured to work with Cisco Unified Communications Manager?

A. Video of one participant is displayed to all other video capable participants in a round-robin manner.

B. Video of the loudest speaker is displayed across all video capable participants.C. Video of one participant, except for those with mute enabled, is displayed to all other video capable participants in a round-robin manner.D. The dedicated conference lecturer can one participant at a time, while all others can only see the lecturer.E. Video of one participant is displayed to all other video capable participants in a random manner using an algorithm hard-coded in Cisco IOS.

Answer: B

Question: 19

Refer to the exhibit.

Which out-of-dialog SIP OPTIONS ping response put dial-peer tag 1111 into its current operational state?

A. 401 Unauthorized

B. 505 Version Not SupportedC. 406 Not AcceptableD. 482 Loop DetectedE. 500 Server Internal Error

Answer: B

Question: 20

Refer to the exhibit.

Which three Ethernet Setup Administrator Settings are manually configurable locally on the Cisco 9971 IP phone? (Choose three)

A. Operational VLAN Id

B. Admin VLAN IdC. PC VLAND. SW Port SetupE. PC Port Setup

Answer: B, D, E

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Libricide plans on ice at University of Oslo

Saturday, September 27, 2008

The plan to incinerate over 200 years’ worth of archived newspapers at the University of Oslo was paused this week, following an article by the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten publicising the intended destruction.

The unwanted archives take up 3 kilometres of shelf space, and neither the University nor the National Library are interested in retaining and storing the years of history any more.

The collection consists of both Nordic and non-Nordic newspapers, including Manchester Guardian, New York Times, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Le Figaro.

A planned incineration of them in 2002 was avoided by moving them into a warehouse owned by Nils Christian Bang at Follum Grend, near Ringerike. Edgar Learn Borg, retired supervisor of the collection, continues to be involved in the preservation of the collection which hasn’t been accessed by researchers since its move.

The order came again to clean up the store. Frode Meinich, technical director of the University, says that the collection is not unique, and indicated that the University needs temporary storage for some antiquarian furniture during renovation of a music facility of the University.

In 2007, Frode Meinich told Aftenposten that a national program of infrastructure modernization was desperately needed. “For the time being we are managing to keep the ship afloat, but if something serious isn’t done in the next few years we have a major problem”.



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Stingray kills head diver of Underwater World Singapore

Friday, October 7, 2016

Following an accidental death at the closed Underwater World Singapore (UWS) aquarium in Sentosa on Tuesday, operations to relocate the facility’s animals have been suspended.

Phillip Chan, 62, the head diver of the defunct facility, was moving stingrays in preparation for transfer to another aquarium when one of them stung him in the chest. Singapore newspaper The New Paper reported no prior such stingray incident was known to have occurred in Singapore. Australian conservationist Steve Irwin died in a similar manner in 2006.

Following a call to the Singapore Civil Defense Force at 2:20 pm, Chan was found near the entrance of UWS, where attempts were made to resuscitate him via CPR. He was taken to Singapore General Hospital, where he died from his injuries. While Chan’s colleagues declined to comment to The New Paper, a staff member at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, who witnessed Chan being taken away by ambulance, stated, “It all happened very quickly. The ambulance came and quickly left the premises. I’ve never seen such an incident happening here before.”

UWS operator Haw Par Corporation described Chan as a “veteran diver, aquarist and animal caregiver who had been caring for the aquatic animals at UWS since its opening in 1991”. Ten staff, including Chan, remained at UWS after its closure on June 27 to facilitate care for its animals until they could be suitably relocated. In addition to assisting the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate with their investigations, Haw Par has pledged Chan’s family “all possible support and assistance”. Due to Chan’s death, MOM has ordered the cessation of animal transfers from UWS while investigations are pending.

In an interview with The New Paper, Dr. Tan Heok Hui, an ichthyologist and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum operations officer, stated, “Stingrays attack when they feel threatened, cornered or alarmed. Sometimes, a stingray might feel threatened when someone accidentally steps on it. Stingrays have backward pointing barbs on the spine that have serrated edges. They don’t just cause physical pain, the toxins in the spine can also cause extreme discomfort. When a spine pierces human flesh, it breaks and releases toxins into the flesh.”

Stingray venom contains serotonin, a neurotransmitter that can induce severe muscle contractions. According to Dr Tan, “If a victim is hit in vital organs like the chest area, it may trigger a cardiac arrest, which could subsequently be fatal”. “Stingrays are not usually aggressive, and choose defensive methods to protect themselves. However, stingrays are still wild animals, and when provoked and left with no choice, they will defend themselves using their sting.”

In an interview with The New Paper at the time of UWS’ closure in June, Chan said of the animals he worked with, whom he described as his “band of friends”, “They are so quietly tame. […] We intend to find them the best homes and environment. The next time I see them, I might not recognise them any more but if I dive, they might recognise me.”

Chan’s work at UWS entailed diving into the tanks and feeding the animals whilst visitors took photos. In an interview at the time with The Straits Times, Chan stated, “I treat [the animals] like my babies.” Chan also related anecdotes where he was bitten by sharks who mistook him for fish, releasing him when they recognised their mistake, describing the animals as “gentle”. “Whenever I get in danger,” said Chan, “I just keep calm. I can overcome any danger by just being calm”.

MOM stated of Chan’s death, “The Ministry of Manpower was informed about an incident that took place at Underwater World Singapore Pte Ltd’s premises at Siloso Road on 4 October 2016. Officers from MOM’s Occupational Safety and Health Inspectorate responded to the scene immediately and commenced investigations. Preliminary findings indicate that a worker was pierced in his chest by the barb of a stingray while he was in the midst of transferring the stingray from its tank. He was conveyed to hospital where he subsequently succumbed to this injuries.[sic] MOM has instructed the occupier to stop all activities associated with the transferring of sea animals. Investigations are ongoing.”



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Wikinews interviews author and filmmaker Peter John Ross

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wikinews held an exclusive interview with American author and filmmaker Peter John Ross. The head of Sonnyboo Productions, an independent film studio based in Columbus, Ohio, he has made numerous short films as well as co-directed a feature, the World War II B-movie Horrors of War.

He has also written a book on filmmaking, Tales from the Front Line of Indie Filmmaking. He says that it “combines helpful articles for beginning filmmakers with narrative tales based on my experiences raising money for features and the crazy personalities that invade the world of microbudget filmmaking.”

When asked why he makes movies, Ross replied, “There is no greater thrill than sitting in a room full of strangers watching the stories unfold with flickering pictures and sound. I live for the moments when I can sit there and watch the movies with people I don’t know and really feel how they react to what I wrote or directed or edited.”



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Polaroid goes bankrupt

Friday, December 19, 2008

Camera company Polaroid has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States. The firm, famed for the introduction of instant photography, says alleged fraud by the founder of their parent group is to blame.

Owned since 2005 by Petters Group Worldwide, Polaroid says that the group’s founder Tom Petters is “under investigation for alleged acts of fraud that have compromised the financial condition of Polaroid.” Authorities believe Petter, currently in police custody, was running fraud worth £3 billion, something he denies.

Petters Group, itself, filed for bankruptcy in October. Both firms now face restructuring, which Polaroid is confident won’t affect daily operations — in fact, the company is “planning for new product launches in 2009,” and claims to have “entered bankruptcy with ample cash reserves sufficient to finance the company’s reorganization under Chapter 11.”

Polaroid has further said that employees will be paid without interruption, and that while members of Petters Group are under investigation for fraud, Polaroid’s management is not. The company, based in Minnesota, also has subsidiaries which will enter bankruptcy with it.



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Why Teeth Whitening In Cedarville Is A Great Idea

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