IPL 8: Dhoni fined for inappropriate comment on umpire’s decision

first_imgChennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Wednesday fined 10 per cent of his match fee for “inappropriate public comments” to an umpire’s decision during the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League against Mumbai Indians here.Following his side’s 25-run defeat to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium last night, Dhoni referred to opener Dwayne Smith’s dismissal and called it a “horrible decision”.”We lost momentum in the middle, and not to forget Smith got a horrible decision,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.Smith was adjudged LBW after being struck on the pads off a full-toss from Lasith Malinga in the first over. Replays showed that ball would have gone down the leg side by some margin.Dhoni admitted the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.7 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction.Chennai will meet the winner of Wednesday’s eliminator between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore, in the second qualifier in Ranchi on Friday.last_img read more

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Hope FSSAI working on streamlining regulations, says Badal

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 19 (PTI) With yoga guru Ramdev-promoted Patanjali becoming the latest firm to face regulatory issues, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal today hoped that the Health Ministry and FSSAI are working on regulations, which ensure removal of “roadblocks and speed breakers”.The minister said she has already raised the industrys issues related to Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) with the Health Ministry and they are working on the same.”FSSAI doesnt come under my ministry. What FSSAI does, I cant comment on it, but I think they are working towards ensuring that roadblocks and speed breakers, which were in place, are removed so that hygienic and safe food is available and industry can carry on with innovations and there is no stalling back and I am sure FSSAI is working on that,” Badal told reporters on the sidelines of an PHD event here.The minister also said that she has been informed that the industrys concerns will be taken care of.She also declined to comment on Patanjali Atta Noodles issue and said it is a matter between the Ministry of Health and Ramdev.However, she added: “I am sure that the (health) ministry is looking into it to ensure these kinds of roadblocks are not there.”Speaking earlier at the event, the minister informed that after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government came to power, three mega food parks have become operational, whereas in last 10 years during UPA regime only two parks were made operational.advertisement”In next 30 months, we are aiming that 42 mega food parks should become operational,” Badal added.Badal also said that she has set a deadline of 30 months for making the 42 mega food parks functional, reiterating the government?s commitment to drastically reduce the wastage of farm produce with zero tolerance to it, estimates of which at current price of Rs 92,000 crore.She said that the Ministry of Food Processing Industries will promote setting up of traditional food industry so that the popular cuisines like Makki Ki Roti Sarson Ka Saag of Punjab and Rasam Sambhar of Tamil Nadu, among others are available all over the country.”There is a great demand of the authentic traditional food in India as well as in foreign countries and added that Non Resident Indians settled in all over globe are very keen to get regular supply of authentic food of their region in their adopted countries,” Badal said. PTI JTR MJH ABKlast_img read more

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New initiatives transforming education sector in J&K: Dy CM

first_imgJammu, Nov 21 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh today said the PDP-BJP government was according top priority to the education sector and various initiatives have already been undertaken to improve the quality of education in the state.Singh was addressing a gathering after inaugurating additional classrooms and other related infrastructure at Girl School Dharmkote in Billawar tehsil of Kathua district.He said the education facilities are being augmented on cluster basis by involving various schools in far-flung areas of the state so that the students do not have to come to the district headquarter for getting quality education.The Deputy Chief Minister said special attention would also be given to starting evening classes to increase the intake capacity of the institutions and academic performance of the students living in remote areas of the state.Referring to various initiatives undertaken by the government, Singh said the schools of the district would be provided sports infrastructure and an indoor stadium would be constructed at Billawar.The Chief Education Officer, Kathua, informed the Deputy Chief Minister that the Kathua district has been divided into 37 clusters to check punctuality, academic standards, teaching practices and the progress is being monitored on monthly basis.He also took a detailed review of the arrangements being made for the procurement system and directed for making it more efficient so that the problems being faced by the farmers are redressed within the shortest possible time.He said that agriculture and related activities constitute the mainstay of the states economy and necessary steps should be taken to ensure that people related with it get the requisite facilities.advertisementWhile interacting with the people, the Deputy Chief Minister said that Kissan Mela would soon be organized to create necessary awareness among farmers about the various welfare schemes being launched by the government.He said necessary instructions have already been given to the officers of the PDD department to undertake the augmentation of electric infra so that the electricity problem, if any, is resolved.Singh said steps have already been initiated to bring the Billawar and its adjoining areas on the tourist map so that the tourism related activities get a fillip resulting in the uplift of socio-economic profile of the people living in the area. PTI AB GVSlast_img read more

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Maymol Rocky: Indian eves displayed maturity

first_img “I can proudly say that this team has the ability to dominate some of the best teams in Asia. They have shown time and again what they can do when they play to their strengths,” she added. In the AFC Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, India finished on seven points from three matches, the same as Myanmar. But the host managed to scrape through to the next round on better goal difference (+8 in comparison to India’s +4). Barring the draw, the last three encounters had all ended in Myanmar’s favour – winning 7-1 in the Olympic Qualifiers in 2015, 2-1 in the Olympic Qualifiers Round 1 in November 2018, and 2-0 in the Hero Gold Cup in February 2019. “The road is long. With such a young team we can only draw positives from our Olympic Qualifiers campaign. There are no negatives on this long road as we aspire to be among the best in Asia,” Maymol said. “We played our hearts out. The main positive we take is that on our day we can play a brand of good quality attacking football that can leave opponents like Myanmar stunned,” the head coach said. Against Myanmar, India had surged into the lead twice, but eventually, it ended in a 3-3 draw. “We created a lot of chances and now it is time to get back to the drawing board, work harder, and smarter to evolve into a better team. Each player in this team has the potential to become a World-class player,” Maymol said. Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates Indian-origin man convicted of raping woman in New York Verse stuff In spite of India’s heart-breaking exit in the Olympic Qualifiers Round 2, head coach Maymol Rocky on Wednesday said that she is proud of the girls who are mostly in their late teens, and early twenties. “These girls are warriors. It was evident that they gave more than their cent per cent against Myanmar. They displayed footballing maturity more than their age,” Maymol said.Related News IRCTC sacks 23 food contractors, warns another 24 to improve food quality onboard trainslast_img read more

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25 Best Tech Companies To Work For (Silicon Alley Business Insider with the help of Glassd…

first_imgEven with layoff concerns and recent employment uncertainty, Adobe ranks as the second best tech employer on SAI’s list. Employees note the collaborative environment and top notch products as a reason to love their job. Recent reviews include:“I respect Adobe’s management/senior leadership and believe that the company has a solid strategy for meeting the challenges of the future.” – Adobe Employee (San Jose, CA)“Very good benefits, from PTO to health plans. Discounted software. Flexible work hours – must be in core hours but able to work from home on occasion.” – Adobe Employee (San Francisco, CA)What about current Wall Street favorite Apple (APPL)? Apple receives a company rating of 3.8 and comes in 4th on the list of top 25 tech companies, and CEO Steve Jobs receives a 98% approval rating. Employees report on the focus around customer satisfaction while also being treated to high salaries, exceptional discounts and freebies, and solid benefits—but occasionally long hours. Recent reviews include:“Great senior level management, I can see how Steve Jobs gets voted the Best CEO. Streamlined operations, very lean, disciplined and focused. You feel proud working for the company.” – Apple Engineer (Cupertino, CA)“The best reason to work at Apple is that everyone is passionate about what they do. You work with people that share your interest in technology and more importantly are invested in helping people.” – Apple Genius (location n/a)Click through to see what other tech workplaces made the Top 25 >>> with many photos provided by Glassdoor users.Think your employer is a best place to work?  See how companies stacked up on Glassdoor’s 2010 Best Places to Work list, an Employees’ Choice Award.  Want yours to be considered for 2011 – or not – fill out a company review for your current employer or an employer within the past three years.* Top 25 tech companies based on reports including 25 company and CEO approval ratings How does your tech employer rank among other companies in the industry? Today, Silicon Alley Insider reports on the 25 Best Tech Companies to Work For*, a list compiled with the help of Glassdoor.Google, long known for employee perks offered at the Googleplex and beyond, topped the list. CEO Eric Schmidt holds a 97% approval rating and the company currently holds a 3.9 rating – and it’s not just because of the food. Employees are proud to be a part of the search king and comments include:“Intelligent, hard-working co-workers who are all such interesting people with incredible talents beyond their work.” – Google Senior People Programs Specialist (Mountain View, CA)“Upper management is very transparent and open.” – Google Employee (Seattle, WA)last_img read more

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Pune change their captain and team name: Can they change their fortunues in the IPL?

first_imgRising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions replaced Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals last year in the IPL, with the two defunct franchises facing two-year suspensions imposed by the Supreme Court-mandated R M Lodha panel following the 2013 IPL corruption scandal.The RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group bagged the rights to the new Pune franchise and named India’s most successful  limited-overs captain – Mahendra Singh Dhoni – as its captain. (Also read: Kolkata Knight Riders drawing inspiration from West Indies success )Five wins and nine losses later, they finished seventh in the overall standings, and the loss of key players like Mitchell Marsh, Kevin Pietersen, Faf du Plessis with injuries throughout the season, didn’t help their cause either.If the auction was an indicator, the team from Pune mean business this year round with their aggressive bidding maneuvers.They outbid every other team to land the services of Englishman Ben Stokes for whopping Rs 14.5 crores, even though there is doubt over his participation for the entire season.Dismal performances by Irfan Pathan, Ishant Sharma, Murugan Ashwin, Thisara Perera, RP Singh, Scott Boland, Saurabh Tiwary, George Bailey and Albie Morkel, saw none of them being retained for the current season.Mayank Agarwal, Shardul Thakur and Dan Christian were brought in along with naming Imran Tahir as a replacement for the injured Mitchell Marsh.Gearing up for their second season in the Indian Premier League, the Pune-based franchise are ringing in the changes in hope to have a similar effect on the team’s fortunes.After replacing M.S. Dhoni with Steve Simth, as the captain of  the team, the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group have now decided to change team’s name.advertisementThough it may seem the change in name might have been brought about with numerology in mind, sources close to the team suggested that a team based outlook rather than a few individuals was the intention.”There is no superstition behind calling ourselves Supergiant now,” the team’s spokesperson told Hindustan Times.”Last year we were looking at four to five players in the squad who had super giant abilities. While we were preparing for this IPL, we thought why just a few players, the entire team is Supergiant. So, that is why we decided to go with Supergiant this time,” the spokesperson added.Leaving superstition aside, what the fans will be looking forward to is what Smith will be able to achieve with the team.Dhoni’s influence in the dressing room and on the field, will hold be key as it is the first time Smith willl be leading an IPL side. Dhoni has played this role to great effect, moulding the captain and leader Virat Kohli the world is in awe of right now.Dhoni has had a good domestic season, leading  Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare trophy, scoring a quick-fire 129 runs off 107 ball against Chhattisgarh and 70 from 62 balls against Bengal.Clearly, the man still has it.   A change of name or captain will not matter once the first ball is bowled on the April 6 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium against Mumbai Indians. What will matter are the performances.last_img read more

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UP information director transferred

first_imgLucknow, Apr 13 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh government transferred director information Anuj Kumar Jha to Bulandshahr as district magistrate in a late night administrative shake-up involving 35 IAS officers.Mathura municipal commissioner Ujjwal Kumar will replace Jha, a 2009-batch IAS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.Other significant changes include transfer of Chanchal Kumar Tiwari, who was additional chief secretary Panchayati Raj, as additional chief secretary, revenue.Suresh Chandra, who was principal secretary, revenue, will now be principal secretary, labour and employment.Raj Mani Yadav, special secretary, Panchayati Raj, has been posted as secretary, irrigation and water resources, while Sharad Kumar Singh will be the new secretary for sports and youth welfare.Vaibhav Srivastava, who was the vice-chairperson of Gorakhpur Development Authority, will now be special secretary, transport, an official release said. PTI SMI SMI KJ KJlast_img read more

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Uncharted waters with Classic runner Tip Two Win has Roger Teal all at sea

first_imgShare on Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Lingfield 1.50 Chelwood Gate 2.20 Fitzrovia 2.50 Crossing The Line 3.20 Al Barg 3.50 Accomplice 4.20 Waneen 4.50 Storm AgainChepstow 2.00 Astute Boy 2.30 Coeur Blimey 3.00 Pastamakesufaster 3.30 Narble Bar 4.00 Grandma Tilly 4.30 Desert Ace 5.00 UnblinkingMusselburgh 2.10 Ahlan Bil Emarati 2.40 Lydiate Lady (nb) 3.10 Kodicat 3.40 Mosalim (nap) 4.10 Four Kingdoms 4.40 Trading Point 5.15 AdventuremanCheltenham 4.55 Monsieur Gibraltar 5.30 Velvet Cognac 6.05 Stoleaway 6.40 Barel Of Laughs 7.15 Frelia 7.50 Supreme Danehill 8.25 Bear’s AffairNewcastle 5.10 Photographer 5.45 Karawaan 6.20 Highwayman 6.55 Brian Ryan 7.30 Von Blucher 8.05 Independence Day 8.40 StewardessTips by Chris Cook. Show news Reuse this content Hide Share on Facebook Was this helpful? Horse racing tips Quick guide Horse racing tips for Friday 4 May … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Read more Topics Since you’re here… Support The Guardian Teal makes a Classic runner sound like a kind of torture. When the jockey David Probert dropped by the stable in Great Shefford, near Lambourn, on Thursday, the trainer’s first words to him were: “This seemed a good idea two months ago …”With a laugh Teal added: “I am enjoying it but it’s nerve-racking at the same time. The whole team in the yard is buzzing.”The 50-year-old Teal and his grey will make a pair of outsiders at Newmarket. The other trainers in the Guineas are, in most cases, backed by big money and have stables well stocked with blue-blooded thoroughbreds. “It’d be nice to go out and have 10 Dubawi’s looking at you,” said Teal, referring to one of the most popular and expensive of stallions. “Some people are spoilt for choice. But I’m not jealous,” he added, laughing again.Teal, whose mother trained point-to-pointers, started in racing on the bottom rung as a teenage groom with John Jenkins in Surrey. He moved on to Philip Mitchell’s yard, where he may have got a taste for giantkilling through the exploits of Running Stag, winner of big pots in the US and France and the runner-up in the Hong Kong Cup.Now retired, Mitchell is rooting for Teal, who he remembers as hard-working and eager to learn. “Roger flew round the world with Running Stag and was able to maintain the horse’s wellbeing and fitness to run on three different continents,” he said. “He was very thorough. If this horse is good enough, he will be well prepared.”Tip Two Win has already done Teal proud, landing a race in Qatar in February that brought more prize money than the stable won in the whole of last year. He sees the horse as “a lively outsider”, adding: “I’m not a trainer that just goes there for days out. He just keeps surprising me. And hopefully on Saturday at 20 to four, he can surprise me again.“He’ll look out of place in the paddock because he’s not over-big. He’s not muscular or anything but he’s an athlete. He’s got some engine on him.“This is what we’re in the game for. We’ve worked long and hard for years, the whole team has. Our team does as much prep as Aidan O’Brien’s but we just don’t have the calibre of horse. It would mean so much if we could go there and get a place on the day, it’d be lovely.” Frankie Dettori talks up James Garfield for 2,000 Guineas after Parole blow Share on Twitter Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Thank you for your feedback. Roger Teal is looking forward to the 2,000 Guineas on Saturday so much he cannot wait for it to be over.“It’ll be nice to get the day out the way, for sure,” says the trainer, whose nerves have been unravelling since he committed to taking a shot at the race with Tip Two Win, a David among the Goliaths of Godolphin and Ballydoyle. “We’ve never experienced this before. It’s all brand new to us.”Teal’s most notable success in Britain was the Darley Stakes of 2009, in which he beat the big names of Newmarket with a 25-1 winner, Steele Tango. Now he is trying to turn a similar trick at similar odds in a race of much greater consequence.“You wake up at funny hours of the morning, worrying: ‘Should I have done this, should I have done that?’ I found myself waking up at half three the other morning and then you can’t get back to sleep.” Share on Messenger Horse racinglast_img read more

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Group show of modern Indian art masters works in Delhi

first_imgWorks of modern Indian art masters – Sayed Haider Raza, Maqbool Fida Husain, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, and Krishen Khanna – will be showcased in a unique exhibition here on June 30. Titled ‘Sang Saath’, the group show brings together these famed modernist artists in one space to highlight their “togetherness in art”, reflecting their confluence in the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group in 1947. “Rooted in tradition, their vision and practice acknowledged and celebrated plurality of vision, idioms, styles and most of them remained friends throughout their life and career.” Also Read – An income drop can harm brain”This togetherness was marked by dialogue, correspondence, criticism and enduring warmth and care for each other,” organiser Raza Foundation said in a note on the show. The Foundation has also published many of the exchanged letters and other documents Raza brought with himself when he returned to India. The exhibition will also feature artworks of Raza’s wife, Janine Mongillat, who he married when he lived in France for nearly six decades. ‘Sang Saath’ marks the third death anniversary of Raza (1922-2016), and aims to celebrate the lifelong creative camaraderie between these art masters. It will be the first public display of many works including an early figurative of Raza, the organisers said. The exhibition has been organised by the Raza Foundation and Vadehra Art Gallery. It will run from June 30 – July 11 at the Shridharani Art Gallery of Triveni Kala Sangam here.last_img read more

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South Korea to Give Moroccans 4Year Training in Automotive Production

Rabat- Morocco signed a triangular memorandum with South Korea and other African countries on automotive vocational training Friday in Rabat. Saaid Amzazi, Moroccan minister of education and vocational training, and the South Korean ambassador to Morocco, Seong-Deok Yun, presided over the signing of the memorandum on Friday, in Rabat, according to state-owned media outlet Maghreb Arab Press.The meeting focused on developing the African automotive sector by training managers in Morocco, Senegal, Cameroon, Tunisia, and Côte d’Ivoire. The agreement will allow 53 Moroccan and other African managers and trainers in the automotive industry to receive a four years vocational training by South Korean experts in both Morocco and South Korea.The cooperation, in addition to enhancing the African automotive industry, will strengthen the ties between Morocco, South Korea, and other African countries. Amzazi noted that partnership with South Korea gave birth to the public-private project of the Automobile Professions Training Institute of Casablanca (IFMIAC) which serves as a model for the African automobile industry. Yun also pointed out South Korean interest in cooperating with Morocco as a gateway to Africa and the unique experience that IFMIAC represents for the two countries. Morocco and South Korea have recently sought to further enhance their bilateral relations and economic cooperation during a meeting in late August between Habib El Malki, Morocco’s speaker of the House of Representatives, and Lee Ju-Young, deputy speaker of South Korea’s National Assembly. The meeting sought to create new bilateral opportunities in the automotive, renewable energies, and tourism sectors. In an effort to diversify its trade, Morocco is expected to increase cooperation with South Korea, which now represents only 0.9 percent of all Moroccan trade according to Mohammed Tawfik Mouline, director general of the Royal Institute for Strategic Studies (IRES). The memorandum comes as Morocco is shifting its educational approach to increase and improve its vocational trainings at the direction of King Mohammed VI. On October 2, the King presided over a session with the education committee, urging it to develop more vocational training centers and diversify the training programs to include sectors with high economic potential. Morocco has recently signed an agreement with Bulgaria on training in diplomacy and international relations, and held talks with Malaysia on the expansion of an academic and vocational training partnership. read more

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Lankan vessel found off Kenya

The vessel is used for sailing by seamen fishing at the deep sea. Obara said no incident of kidnapping or capsize of any vessel has been reported to the police. He said police have informed the Interpol unit, who will assist to contact the Sri Lanka authorities. Kenyan police have recovered a Sri Lanka fishing vessel suspected to have capsized at the deep-sea and drifted to Pate Island in Lamu East, the Star website reported.Lamu East police boss Samson Obara said the boat was spotted floating at the deep sea by fishermen who alerted the police last week. “We are investigating several options. Either the boat capsized or it was swept away by strong winds and drifted into Kenya territorial waters,” Obara said. read more

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Bail hearing continues for woman accused in Bosma killing

Day two of a bail hearing for the woman accused of helping Tim Bosma’s accused killers has wrapped up in Hamilton.Two full days still has not been enough to decide if Christina Noudga will get bail while she awaits trial on a charge of accessory after the fact.22-year old Christina Noudga was Dellen Millard’s girlfriend at the time he was arrested. Her arrest came in April of this year, almost a full year after Millard was charged with the first-degree murder of Ancaster father Tim Bosma. In court today, Noudga smiled to her parents and her friends who came to support her.Her mother Emily did not wish to speak with reporters today. She left with the family’s lawyer Paul Mergler. Emily Noudga’s husband, and Christina’s father Maxom left a while earlier — he also did not wish to speak. There were also a few of Christna Noudga’s friends in the courtroom today. Now it has been two full days but the proceedings are covered by a publication ban, so we cannot release the evidence given today.Also Detective Matt Cavanaugh of the Hamilton police was in attendance today as were friends of the Bosma family. But, Sharlene Bosma was once again absent. She has been told not to attend because she is a potential witness later on in this case. They will reconvene here tomorrow at 10:30 am. read more

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In DR Congo UN takes part in joint patrols as capital remains

The UN Mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, says Kinshasa remains calm but tense since daily activities resumed yesterday in the central business district of Gombe, which was the scene of the violence. MONUC, European Union (EU) and Congolese troops, as well as members of the security details of both President Joseph Kabila and Vice-President Jean Pierre Bemba, are taking part in the patrols, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. “Following the joint patrol today, participants in the verification team agreed to a document specifying the modalities of their cooperation. The parties will thus jointly respond to perceived violations of the agreement and investigate reported incidents in coordination with the UN peacekeepers,” he said. Security also remains tight at Mr. Bemba’s residence near the river, the scene of heavy fighting particularly on Monday and Tuesday, MONUC said. The UN Special Representative in the DRC, William Lacy Swing, is also continuing his mediation efforts between the two presidential candidates. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on both of them to resolve any differences peacefully and the Security Council issued a statement emphasizing that “there can be no military solution to political issues in the DRC.” The Council also “appealed to political leaders to respect the electoral calendar as established by the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).” Run-off elections between Mr. Kabila, who received 45 per cent of last month’s historic vote, and Mr. Bemba, who garnered 20 per cent, are scheduled to be held on 29 October. read more

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Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 323000 lowest in more than

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Weekly US unemployment aid applications fall to 323,000, lowest in more than 5 years WASHINGTON – The number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits fell by 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, a five-year low. Layoffs have returned to pre-recession levels, a trend that could lead to more hiring.The Labor Department said Thursday that the less volatile four-week average dropped 6,250 to 336,750. That the fewest since November 2007, one month before the Great Recession began.Applications are a proxy for layoffs. Weekly applications have fallen about 9 per cent since November and are now at a level consistent with a healthy economy. The last time weekly applications were lower was in January 2008, when they were 321,000.Economists were largely encouraged by the decline.“This is a very positive trend and we should embrace it,” Jennifer Lee, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in an email to clients.The job market has also improved over the past six months. Net job gains have averaged of 208,000 a month from November through April. That’s up from only 138,000 a month in the previous six months.Much of the job growth has come from fewer layoffs — not increased hiring. Layoffs fell in January to the lowest level on records dating back 12 years, though they have risen moderately since then. Overall hiring remains far below pre-recession levels and unemployment remains high at 7.5 per cent.For hiring to increase enough to rapidly lower the unemployment rate, companies must gain more confidence in the economy. But some have held off adding new workers in recent months, possibly because of concerns about the impact of federal spending cuts and tax increases. And an increase in Social Security taxes could slow consumer spending, which drives nearly two-thirds of economic activity.The Federal Reserve said last week that the federal government’s policy changes are “restraining economic growth.”But Dean Maki, an economist at Barclays Capital, pointed out that the decline in unemployment aid applications suggests companies are not too worried about the fiscal drag. He notes they are responding to the government’s actions by reducing hiring and cutting back on their employees’ hours — not laying off workers. That means they anticipate the weakness will be temporary.Even modest job gains could provide consumers with more money to offset the impact of the tax increase. Total wages rose 3.6 per cent in April compared with a year earlier. That’s comfortably ahead of the 1.5 per cent inflation rate.The economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 per cent from January through March, a big improvement from the anemic growth of 0.4 per cent in the final three months of last year. But most economists expect growth will slow in the current quarter to 2 per cent or lower.About 4.9 million people collected unemployment aid in the week that ended April 20, the latest data available. That’s about 90,000 fewer than the previous week. by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted May 9, 2013 9:16 am MDT read more

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Five things you need to know before Going Ultra Low

A pure electric vehicle can be run for as little as two pence per mile, when charged at home. For reference, a typical conventionally-powered car will cost between 12p and 21p per mile to use.Some ultra-low emission vehicles can travel up to 700 miles between charges, meaning you could go from St Ives to Inverness without stopping. Most pure electric vehicles can travel at least 100 miles between charges; impressive, considering that the average UK journey is less than seven miles long.For just one pound, you can travel from London to Brighton in a pure electric vehicle. For the same price, you can also drive from Manchester to Liverpool.There are an estimated 8,500 publically-accessible chargepoints across the UK, with that number continuing to grow as government implements £500 million investment in ultra-low emission vehicles up to 2020. A ULEV is defined as emitting no more than 75g/km CO2 from the tailpipe. Pure electric vehicles emit zero emissions from the tailpipe, while most plug-in hybrids and range-extended electric vehicles emit between 10-50g/km CO2. So far this year, more ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) have been registered than ever before, with 59% more people choosing pure electric and plug-in hybrid cars than in 2013. The success of the UK’s lowest-emitting vehicles is thanks, in part, to Go Ultra Low, a joint industry and government campaign to educate motorists on the benefits of ULEVs.For comprehensive details on ultra-low emission vehicles, go to GoUltraLow.com, but in the meantime, here are five figures that help summarise what they’re all about. The Go Ultra Low campaign is currently exhibiting the BMW i3, Nissan LEAF and Renault Zoe pure electric vehicles at SMMT’s Westminster showroom. For more information, go to GoUltraLow.com.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Talant Alex and Daniel finally together in Kielce

Alex DujshebaevDaniel DujshebaevPGE Vive KielceTalant Dujshebaev Talant, Alex and Daniel Dujshebaev – finally together in the same colors.Only two years ago, father and two sons of the most famous handball family live on three addresses in Poland, Macedonia and Spain.Alex moved from RK Vardar to PGE Vive Kielce in summer 2017, while Daniel got a chance to take a place in the Polish squad after series of injuries. He was loaned player to RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko since start of the season 2017/18.Daniel will have debut on Tuesday in Gdynia.Se queda! @danidujshe44 pic.twitter.com/7AIxrPUNsA— Alex Dujshebaev (@AlexDujshebaev) September 10, 2018 ← Previous Story Legendary GDR coach Peter Kretzschmar passes away Next Story → VIDEO: VAR technology in handball implemented in Denmark read more

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People told to follow traffic rules to avoid paying hefty

first_imgHuzurnagar (Suryapet): Kodad DSP Sudarshan Reddy stated that new Motor Vehicle Act was going to be implemented from September 1, and advised the people to follow the traffic rules to avoid to hefty penalties. Along with local police officials, he explained the new Motor Vehicle Act in detail to people at a programme held at Indiranagar in Huzurnagar town in the district on Tuesday. He urged the people to extend their cooperation by following the traffic rules and avoid paying hefty penalties as the new Motor Vehicle Act is going to be implemented from September 1 in the State.Huzurnagar Circle Inspector Raghava Rao, SI Anil Reddy, and locals participated in the programme.last_img read more

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CastAR Hopes to Bring Augmented Reality to the Masses

first_imgThe most exciting thing about VR is that it’s the stepping stone to augmented reality — the real revolutionary tech. AR uses computer systems as well as some kind of lens or holographic projection to overlay a digital output on top of the real world that you can see. The potential here is obvious. Everything from map directions stretching out in front of you, to radically new types of games or movies that blend reality with fantasy could meld seamlessly with our daily lives.The only problem, of course, is cost. But castAR hope to change that and bring affordable, self-contained AR glasses to everyone.For the past couple of years, virtual reality has really been the only kid on the block. Whether it’s the Gear VR, Oculus, Google Cardboard or the Vive, there’s been a lot more buzz there than for say, Microsoft’s Hololens. And again, a good part of that comes from the extraordinary cost of AR. Google glass, an early pseudo-AR device ran $1500, and Microsoft’s HoloLens comes in at over $3000. That’s in large part due to technical challenges.It’s relatively easy to block out the real world with a screen and just push a totally different image straight at your eyeballs. It’s a radically different proposition to analyze the real world, add information to it, and do so with translucent screens that don’t impair your vision. Plus, VR usually has the benefit of pulling all of its computing power from a nearby PC, whereas the entire point of AR is that you’re free to roam about the real world. Tethers are antithetical to the technology’s goals. For it to work then, you need advanced projection, a robust system to process and render images, and it has to be able to fit into something that’s only a bit larger than a pair of sunglasses. Oh! And it has to be something that your average person could reasonably buy. Simple, right?CastAR hopes to overcome these challenges by hiring the best people it can. While it started as a crowd-funded project by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson, two former Valve (i.e. one of the companies behind the Vive VR headset) engineers, castAR has since ballooned. It’s gobbling up top talent from various industries and pulling in plenty of venture capital to fuel the expansion. Among their new hires are executives from Disney and Zynga as well as Darrell Rodriguez, former president and of Lucas Arts and COO of a major game publisher Electronic Arts.“The key to bringing this together is hitting every problem on every front,” Rodriguez told me. “Ellsworth is one of the most talented electrical engineers around, and I know she has the foundation set. But we also need to prove to people that this is something they’ll want in their homes, so we’re working on bringing the best experiences we can so that people will have something amazing when they open the box.”To that end, castAR founded a game studio in Salt Lake City, and they’re working closely with plenty of other organizations to make sure the device has around 10 hours of entertainment ready-to-go when the device goes on sale next year. Between their Palo Alto and Salt Lake City locations, the company now has more than 70 employees — all with years of experience in digital entertainment — working to make sure that this will be something special.Despite the pedigree and the momentum behind it, Rodriguez laments that it can be difficult to get people on board with it until they put the headset on. “It’s hard to imagine what it’s really capable of because it’s not like anything you’d see here in the real world. With [castAR] you can have walls come straight up, out of a table so you and a friend can play Battleship, for example.”While it’s still aways off, expect to hear more from castAR in the coming months as the company moves into holding plenty of demos around the US to show people what the set can do.last_img read more

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Any Google Photos media photos videos you share becomes public

first_imgAny Google Photos media (photos, videos) you share becomes public by Martin Brinkmann on July 16, 2019 in Google – Last Update: July 16, 2019 – 15 commentsGoogle Photos is a popular photo hosting service and application that millions of people use on a daily basis. Part of its popularity comes from the fact that the service is deeply integrated into most Android devices.Google Photos supports management features including options to view photos, create albums, and share photos or albums with others.Sharing works fluently; if you use the web version, all you have to do is pick one or multiple photos or albums, and hit the share button to get started.You can create links to the selection, share the selection with select Google contacts, or on Facebook or Twitter.Tech savvy Internet users may well be aware that the selected photos need to be publicly available if the “create link” sharing option is selected. They too, might not know however, that this is also the case if you share photos with Google contacts.In fact, regardless of which share option you select, all photos and video files that you share are publicly accessible the moment you execute the command.You can try it out yourself by opening this URL. I shared an image with Ghacks’ author Mike, but you will notice that you can view it just fine.Google confirms this on a support page but does not highlight the fact in the share interface where it would be more appropriate.Google uses obfuscation of the address as the only defense against unauthorized access. The structure of the URL makes it unlikely that anyone may guess the URL to access photos unless a flaw in the algorithm is found to improve predictions.Obfuscation may prevent brute force attempts but third-parties may get hold of links to shared media on Google Photos through other means such as network monitoring, accidental sharing, or unencrypted email.Anyone with access to the link may view the shared media, even if they are not signed in to a Google Account.Robert Wiblin published his findings on Medium noting that Google Photos does not reveal the fact to the customer. There is also no information that Google customers may look at to determine how often and by whom the shared photos were viewed.To make matters worse, the service offers no information on how shared media can be disabled so that others may not access it anymore. Google Photos users need to access the sharing menu, https://photos.google.com/sharing, hover over the album, click on the menu that appears, and select “delete album” to delete the album or hunt down the option to stop sharing the link in the album options.Google Photos uses a different system than Google Drive even though the interfaces look very similar. When you share a file using Google Drive, only selected recipients may access it initially unless the user explicitly changes the visibility.Closing WordsThere is nothing wrong with sharing media using Google Photos provided that you know that these images and videos will only be protected by the URL. Google should make this clear right there in the share menu and maybe consider integrating the Google Drive share functionality to make it possible to share photos and videos with individuals and groups without making them public.Google users who don’t want shared media to become publicly accessible may want to consider using Google Drive instead for the sharing, or use third-party services like Microsoft’s OneDrive which support password protections and expiration dates.Now You: What is your take on this?SummaryArticle NameAny Google Photos media (photos, videos) you share becomes publicDescriptionAny photo or video that you share using Google Photos becomes publicly available. It is protected by an obfuscated URL only.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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medQ Supports Nebraska Radiology Groups Mammo Club

first_img October 26, 2017 — medQ Inc., provider of enterprise imaging workflow solutions, announced their collaboration with Advanced Medical Imaging of Lincoln, Neb., to customize the front end of AMI’s Q/ris 3000 electronic health record (EHR) to accommodate the need to automate and manage their Mammo Club operations.The AMI Mammo Club was designed to keep their patients continually updated on their health and generally informed of women’s health issues. Begun in 2007, Advanced Medical Imaging had been manually entering and manually tracking over 3,500 active member’s profiles. medQ Inc. worked with AMI to customize the front end of their Q/ris 3000 EHR to accommodate their need to enroll and track the patients in the AMI Mammo Club. In addition, medQ created a series of reports on members and their emails so AMI can send out member-specific newsletters. Advanced Medical Imaging has integrated this club into the daily mammography imaging workflow. “Enrollment is done at registration.  The patient is offered a 12-month membership punch card they can bring in for a monthly gift. The gift acts as a reminder to perform self-examination and spread breast health awareness,” said Georgia Blobaum, AMI chief operations officer. The monthly gift also serves an added benefit for patients who choose AMI for future mammograms and allows AMI to cross-market their other services. Each month, AMI downloads an up-to-date member e-mail list and sends a newsletter with the upcoming month’s gift information and an update on current women’s health issues.AMI is the largest independent radiology group in Nebraska. AMI Radiologists serve as the sole radiology providers for their imaging center in Lincoln, nearly half of the Critical Access Hospitals in rural Nebraska, and two regional health centers: St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln and Mercy Medical Center of Sioux City, IA.For more information: www.medq.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Related Content News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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