In Other News Colorado Springs Sets up Temporary Tanker Base DOD to

first_imgA partnership among the Colorado Springs Airport, Peterson AFB — which shares the municipal airport’s airfield — and Fort Carson has allowed emergency management officials to set up a temporary air tanker base to supply military and commercial firefighting aircraft with retardant at a location that is just minutes by air from fires across Colorado and Wyoming. The tanker base is occupying space at the municipal airport used to deploy soldiers from Fort Carson overseas, reports the Gazette. The temporary location is saving time and fuel, and reducing pilot fatigue, as air tankers previously battling Colorado fires were resupplied at bases in Arizona or New Mexico. … DOD will be offering an educational program to help military families manage the transition following deployments, as part of a study to determine the best way to adapt an existing tool used for reserve and National Guard families. Families from Fort Bragg, N.C., and Fort Campbell, Ky., recruited for the study will be randomly assigned either in-class training in the form of two, seven-hour courses or a self-paced online course, reports the Fayetteville Observer. The After Deployment Adaptive Parenting Tools program, or ADAPT, is based on decades of parenting research and has been shown to improve family relationships. “It improves child and parent resiliency,” said Cheryle Dangell, Fort Bragg site coordinator for the study.Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Frank Casciotta Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

iOS 13s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contact

first_img • Apple’s FaceTime video chats might feel more real soon. Angela Lang/CNET Apple’s third iOS 13 developer beta adds a FaceTime feature that’ll fake eye contact during video calls, according to app designer Mike Rundle. Toggling the FaceTime Attention Correction setting makes it look like you’re looking directly into the camera, even though you’re really looking at the screen and the person you’re talking to.Rundle apparently tested the feature with podcaster Will Sigmon, who noted that it’s only working on the iPhone XS, XS Max and “maybe” the cheaper XR. The 2017 iPhone X apparently doesn’t support the feature. You’ve probably been unnerved by the fact that the person you’re talking to during FaceTime video calls always seems to be looking down slightly, since they’re looking at the image of you on screen rather than at their camera. We don’t know what trickery Apple is using for the Attention Correction feature, but it sounds pretty impressive.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.If you’re looking for iOS 13 features to try right now, Apple added some nice Wi-Fi and Bluetooth shortcuts too.First published at 4:15 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:48 a.m. PT: Adds more detail. Now playing: Watch this: iOS 13 beta: Install at your own risk iOS 13 Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Apple Tags Mobile Internet Services Share your voice Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Guys – “FaceTime Attention Correction” in iOS 13 beta 3 is wild.Here are some comparison photos featuring @flyosity:— Will Sigmon (@WSig) July 2, 2019 3:53 Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • iOS 13’s FaceTime will apparently fake eye contactlast_img read more

2 killed 7 injured as Russian plane crash lands in Siberia

first_imgAt least two people were killed and seven injured when a Russian passenger aircraft made an emergency landing at an airport in Buryatia region in Siberia on Thursday.The incident occurred when an Antonov An-24 aircraft carrying 48 passengers, including five crew members, was on its way from Ulan-Ude to Nizhneangarsk. The plane overshot the runway after landing, hit a small building and caught fire, according to the regional emergency situations ministry.The aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing when one of its engines failed, Reuters reported.Authorities said the accident killed a pilot and technician and the passengers had been safely evacuated before the fire destroyed the plane, reported the global news agency.The deputy head of the North Baikal District, Tatyana Prokhorova, told Russian news agency Interfax that around 31 people sought medical assistance after the crash. It is also reported that four passengers, including two children, were hospitalised.The transport investigation department of the Russian Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on charges of violating air traffic safety and air transport violations, reported Moscow Times.In 2018, at least 71 people were killed after a Saratov Airlines plane crashed in the south-east region of Moscow after taking off from the Domodedovo Airport.last_img read more

Tehran says Trumps genocidal taunts wont end Iran

first_imgIran`s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Photo: AFPIranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the “genocidal taunts” of US president Donald Trump will not “end Iran”, as tensions spike between the two countries.”Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” Zarif wrote on Twitter.”Never threaten an Iranian. Try respect — it works!” he added.In another tweet, Zarif accused Trump of allowing his team to “trash diplomacy” and “abet war crimes — by milking despotic butchers via massive arms sales”.The riposte by Iran’s top diplomat follows an ominous warning by Trump, who on Sunday suggested the Islamic republic would be destroyed if it attacked US interests.”If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again,” Trump tweeted.Relations between Washington and Tehran plummeted a year ago when Trump pulled out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and imposed tough sanctions.Iranian officials have repeatedly slammed the unilateral US sanctions as “economic terrorism,” saying that they have impeded the flow of essential goods.Tensions have risen further this month with Washington announcing more economic measures against Tehran, before deploying a carrier group and B-52 bombers to the Gulf over unspecified alleged Iranian “threats”.The Trump administration last week ordered non-essential diplomatic staff out of Iraq, citing the danger posed by Iranian-backed Iraqi armed groups.On Sunday a rocket was fired into the Green Zone of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack.While the US claim of Iranian “threats” has been met with widespread scepticism outside the United States, the mounting tensions have sparked growing international concern.”I would say to the Iranians, do not underestimate the resolve on the US side in the situation,” British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt told reporters on Monday in Geneva.”They don’t want a war with Iran, but if American interests are attacked they will retaliate,” he added.Hunt said that Britain wanted “the situation to de-escalate” and urged Iran “to pull back from the destabilising activities it does throughout the region.”- ‘Goaded’ into war -US media reports say Trump’s hawkish national security adviser John Bolton is pushing for war with Iran, but others in the administration are resisting.Zarif’s tweet said Trump is being “goaded by B Team,” a term he coined to refer to Bolton as well as Israel’s prime minister and the crown princes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates who are all pushing a hard line on Tehran.Before Trump’s Twitter threat, Zarif had downplayed the prospect of a new war in the region, saying Tehran opposed it and nobody was under the “illusion” the Islamic republic could be confronted.Iran is exercising “maximum restraint” in the face of an “unacceptable” escalation by the United States, Zarif said on Thursday.Tehran has threatened to gradually withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if partners still in the agreement — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — do not help it to circumvent US sanctions.Saudi Arabia on Saturday called for emergency regional talks to discuss the mounting Gulf tensions.It came days after mysterious sabotage attacks on several tankers in highly sensitive Gulf waters and drone strikes on a Saudi crude pipeline by Yemen rebels who Riyadh claimed were acting on Iranian orders.Saudi Arabia’s minister of state for foreign affairs, Adel al-Jubeir, said Sunday his country does not want to go to war with Iran but would defend itself.Saudi Arabia “does not want a war, is not looking for it and will do everything to prevent it,” he said.”But at the same time, if the other side chooses war, the kingdom will respond with strength and determination to defend itself and its interests.”last_img