Gattuso relieved after his team finally won

first_imgAC Milan were waiting for a long time for another win and they finally managed to get it as they beat Bologna 2-1 on Sunday – and Gennaro Gattuso was relieved that his side finally picked up three points.It has been a tough period of the season for the Rossoneri and it is obvious that Gennaro Gattuso was very happy to finally see his side winning a game which will help them in their fight for top spots.The former midfielder spoke about his side’s effort as he said, according to Gianluca Di Marzio:Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“Today we did everything to win the match. It was not easy for the week we lived, because of the tensions within the walls of Milanello. We put our game faces on and took responsibility. We did not win for 40 days: we keep this victory but we have to think about why we can not close the matches.”“When you win suddenly become a magician of football, blond with blue eyes. Then you stop and become ugly like Gargamella. I know this world well.”last_img read more

Denmark will field professional players against Wales

first_imgThe Danish football crisis has been patched up to allow the national team to play on Sunday in the UEFA Nations League clashAfter playing with a team made up of futsal players and third-tier footballers on Wednesday, Denmark will play with professional athletes.Amid a dispute over the national team’s images rights, players boycotted the nation.And futsal players and semi-professional footballers faced off against Slovakia, losing 3-0.Daniel James, WalesGiggs is full of praise for Daniel James Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to Wales national team manager Ryan Giggs, footballer Daniel James is unstoppable after he helped his team secure a victory against Belarus.But now the Danish Football Association (DBU) is informing that the match against Wales will be with the full force of the national team.“It has been agreed that the DBU and the Player Association will resume negotiations on a new permanent agreement so that the first negotiation meeting will take place on Monday, September 10,” a statement quoted by Sky Sports read.“In today’s agreement, the DBU and the Player Association have agreed that the match against Wales is played under the same terms as before and that the commercial rights are handled as before in the term of the agreement.”“It is good for the national team and for everyone in Danish football that we can play the important Nations League match with the right national team and again focus on the sporting,” DBU president Jesper Moller added.last_img read more

Premier calling for better positioning and visibility of Police officers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootings Beaches puts former Premier on blast about controversial pier Related Items:commissioner of Police, james smith, police officers, premier rufus ewing, visibility Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 25 Jun 2015 – Police officers’ welfare came up when the Premier and the Commissioner of Police met earlier in the week.“But when you have more bodies on the streets and visible, then you would be able to relegate those persons who are more specially skilled into the proper areas where they ought to be.”It seems Government is ready to not only work with the Force to ensure there is better distribution of skills sets, but they are prepared to finance some changes. “We’ll be looking at and addressing to see how and to what extent we can support, give financial support to that initiative and also in the area to have better working conditions.”More hours on the streets will improve police visibility and police viability says Hon Rufus Ewing. “We need to get more police officers from behind the desks and on the streets in the communities.”There may have to be consideration given to delegating people outside of the Police Force to get tip information since the prevailing view of the public is that Police are not confidential about tipsters. The Premier believes these may be isolated instances but Hon Ewing explained that he has recommended to Commissioner James Smith that he surround himself with advisers and to employ the know-how of retired officers who can help to change the current climate on information sharing.last_img read more

CWC18 Team Wellington wants international experience

first_imgThe New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the FIFA Club World CupFounded recently in 2004, New Zealand’s Team Wellington is looking to get more experience when they take part in the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates.As part of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), they will face United Arab Emirates’ Al Ain F.C. on December 12th for a chance to be in the Quarterfinals.Known as TeeDubs, this team is based in the city of Wellington in New Zealand.The club only boasts six trophies in their short history, having won the New Zealand Football Championship twice.videoOFFICIAL: Qatar will host the next two Club World Cups Manuel R. Medina – June 3, 2019 FIFA has announced today that the next two competitions will be played as planned, after meeting today in Paris.They won the OFC Champions League once, and this is the first time they have qualified to the FIFA Club World Cup.Wellington’s strengths lay with striker Angus Kilkolly, who scored 36 goals in eight Champions League matches in Oceania.#CWC18: Get to know @TeamWelly – The New Zealander club has won the OFC Champions League for the first time ever and they want to prove they can do well in the @ClubWorldCups.— (@ronaldocomint) December 8, 2018last_img read more

KPBSD Looks At Video Live Streaming For Board Meetings

first_imgThe video stream will be available to view from a link on the district’s website. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District will start live streaming their monthly school board meetings starting in February. Information Services Director Eric Soderquist spoke at a work session on December 4: “The logical next step is to replace that audio-only stream with the Polycom stream, which would be both audio and, introducing, the video component.” The district uses the Polycom system in the Borough Assembly Chambers, which allows for video streaming.center_img The district currently streams the audio during meetings, and hopes to have the video component up for their meeting on February 5. Story as aired:Audio PlayerJennifer-on-KPBSD-to-use-video-chat.mp3VmJennifer-on-KPBSD-to-use-video-chat.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

CPH Breaks Ground On Sixth Phase Of The Hospital Expansion Project

first_imgAs part of its long term capital plan, Central Peninsula General Hospital, Inc. has identified a need for a new obstetrics and cardiac catheterization laboratory at the hospital. According to the project plan, the Obstetrics Lab would consist of a building of approximately 30,000 gross square feet that provides obstetric services with a C-section room, five labor/delivery/recovery rooms, and four postpartum rooms. The construction is expected to be complete by November 2019. The Cardiac Catheterization Lab will consist of six pre/post-operative rooms, three new intensive care patient rooms, site improvements to accommodate increased parking, a new heated helipad and improved truck delivery area; and, full or partial remodel and/or replacement of areas impacted by the construction including preoperative clinic, physical rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, outpatient lab, dietary, and several offices.center_img The CPH expansion project started back in 2003. The next phase will add a new obstetrics center and a cardiac catheterization lab.The project is estimated to cost approximately $32 million dollars. According to the memo to the Borough, funding will be provided by the CPH plant replacement expansion fund, and the issuance of revenue bonds. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Peninsula Hospital held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 22, to mark the beginning  of the sixth phase of the CPH expansion project.last_img read more

Northstar Travel Media Makes a Data Play with Your Travel Insider Acquisition

first_imgB-to-b travel media and event company Northstar Travel Media has made a move into the consumer travel market with the acquisition of Your Travel Insider, a news and information provider for  travel enthusiasts.YTI publishes about three newsletters which, says the company, reach more than 1 million subscribers—and it’s that subscriber database that was a particular attraction for Northstar.Terms of the deal were not released, but Northstar Travel Media CEO and chairman Tom Kemp says that while there was a small outlay of cash up front, the company plans significant investment over the next three years, and there will be performance-based payouts during that timeframe, including this year. Roy Weiss, who founded Your Travel Insider in 2003, will become group publisher and report to Bob Sullivan, executive vice president of Northstar Travel Media.Northstar already targets the business travel industry with a variety of magazine and information brands and a group of 35 events and the deal provides the company with an instant footprint in the consumer travel market.”More and more the travel industry is going through a number of different channels [to target consumers], online and offline, and we were missing an important channel,” says Kemp. “We’re one of the few b-to-b media companies that has a natural segue into b-to-c.”Suppliers are using traditional sales channels through travel agencies and big corporate buyers, but are increasingly looking for more direct-to-consumer channels and that’s where YTI can help Northstar, says Kemp. “The thing we really like [about the deal] is Your Travel Insider owns a large database of consumers. We have access to about 40 million records and from that they’ve been able to pull behavioral appends for about 2 million and they have about 1 million active subscribers,” he says.In other words, that information provides Northstar with both a database marketing and direct-to-consumer sales opportunity. “Having that database gives you an advantage over having to build one from scratch and go direct to the consumer,” adds Kemp. “This was a big data play.”Going forward, Kemp says that there will be a significant investment in the YTI platform, with more product spin-offs and new developer, editorial and audience development staff to be hired. The plan is to double the one million active subscribers within six months. See Also: Northstar Travel Media Acquired by Wicks GroupThis is the first acquisition Northstar has made since it was acquired by the Wicks Group last July and Kemp says there are more to come. “We expect this to be the first of other direct-to-consumer acquisitions that we do,” he says. “We also have a number of deals in the pipeline in b-to-b travel as well.  We expect to do several deals over the next couple of years.” More on this topic Northstar Travel Media Expands into Asia With Acquisition Northstar Travel Media Takes Majority Stake in Inntopia Wasserstein Partners Acquires Northstar Travel Group Northstar Travel Media Buys PhoCus Wright Inc. NorthStar Travel Media Launches Event in China Northstar Travel Media Acquired by Wicks GroupJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the MovePowered bylast_img read more

Wind Project Could Threaten Niagara Falls Base Opponents Say

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A proposed wind farm on the shores of Lake Ontario could pose a threat to training activities at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, according to local opponents of the project.Charlottesville, Va.-based Apex Clean Energy has proposed building 70 turbines about 25 miles from the base in the towns of Somerset and Yates.“If there’s the simplest little hiccup in this base’s operation, why give Washington bureaucrats in the Department of Defense and the Pentagon an easy reason to say, ‘Let’s close this base’?” former New York state Attorney General Dennis Vacco asked during a news conference Wednesday in front of the base’s main gate. Vacco was retained by Somerset to fight the wind project, reported Buffalo News.The turbines would be in the flight path for drones expected to fly training missions from the Niagara Falls base to Fort Drum in Watertown, after construction of a command center is completed at the air reserve station, Vacco said.“There is military air space over Lake Ontario,” said Eric Durr, spokesman for the New York National Guard.The base’s lack of encroachment has been a key attribute that has helped it avoid closure in the past, according a letter sent to the state Public Service Commission by three retired colonels from the base.“The construction of these turbines could indeed pose a serious encroachment threat into the MOA [military operating area],” the letter said. The retired officers wrote the letter at the request of Save Ontario Shores, a citizen group opposed to the wind farm.Officials at the air reserve station are not taking a position on the wind project, according to the story. “We’re performing the mission as always, and we’re awaiting the outcome of the study,” spokeswoman Maj. Andrea Pitruzzella said in reference to an obstruction evaluation the FAA will be conducting. “We certainly appreciate across the board that everyone involved is considering our mission,” she said.last_img read more

Midterm Elections New Faces New Focus following Democratic House Takeover

first_imgA shift in control of the House from the GOP to the Democrats following Tuesday midterm elections will have repercussions next year for congressional oversight, the defense budget and spending priorities. With the changeover, Washington Rep. Adam Smith (D) is expected to move from ranking member to chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and bring tougher scrutiny to topline spending for DOD and military personnel and planning issues, reports Defense News. Smith has said the $716 billion lawmakers allocated for national security in fiscal 2019 is too high. “The Trump White House, by and large, has let the Pentagon have a lot of free rein,” Smith said. “I think that’s inappropriate, and I think there is a real role for Congress to step in where the White House has stepped back to make sure our military is not engaged in ways” contrary to American values or interests. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Elton John GRAMMY Salute Concert Set For Jan 30

first_img Elton John GRAMMY Special Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? 5 Charities Elton John Supports Facebook Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports The Academy will celebrate the legacy of the four-time GRAMMY winner with a TV special set to air in 2018 on CBS Renée FabianGRAMMYs Dec 15, 2017 – 9:29 am Are you ready to celebrate the musical legacy of Elton John? Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power Prev Next Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Who’s On The Elton John Cover Albums? Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? Elton John To Be Honored At GRAMMY Salute Concert 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Neil Patrick Harris: What’s His Elton John Secret? All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton John Email center_img The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John GRAMMY Special: First Peformers elton-john-grammy-salute-concert-set-jan-30 Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images News Join the Recording Academy for “Elton John: I’m Still Standing — A GRAMMY Salute,” a live concert taping celebrating the music of the four-time GRAMMY winner on Jan. 30, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET at The Theater At Madison Square Garden in New York. The special will be broadcast later in 2018 on CBS.Taping just two days after the 60th GRAMMY Awards, performers scheduled to honor the “Rocket Man” singer include Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Miranda Lambert, John Legend, Little Big Town, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Maren Morris, Sam Smith, and Keith Urban. John will also take the stage to perform a selection of hits from his highly acclaimed discography. Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks.A four-time GRAMMY winner, John earned his first career GRAMMY at the 29th GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal for “That’s What Friends Are For,” his collaboration with Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick and Stevie Wonder. Most recently, he won for Best Musical Show Album for “Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida” at the 43rd GRAMMY Awards.Elton John GRAMMY Special: Purchase Tickets NowIn 2000 he was honored with the prestigious GRAMMY Legend Award for his lifetime achievement in music.MusiCares also honored John as its Person of the Year in 2000 for his extensive musical and philanthropic contributions to the music industry, particularly through his Elton John AIDS Foundation, which has raised more than $385 million for projects to benefit HIV/AIDS research, prevention and eradication in 55 countries around the world.”Sir Elton John is an international music legend who has captivated audiences across generations for more than five decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “His creativity, dynamic presence and melodic virtuosity have positioned him as a cultural icon, and the Recording Academy is pleased to honor his immeasurable contributions to the music community.”Want to attend the live concert taping on Jan. 30, 2018? Get your tickets starting Dec. 18 at noon ET via Ticketmaster.Elton John Reportedly Reworking Classic ‘Lion King’ SoundtrackRead more Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Shawn Mendes On Covering Elton John With SZA Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John 5 Charities Elton John Supports All-Stars Pay Tribute To Elton John Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums The Lyrical Longevity Of Elton John, “Border Song” Maren Morris: Elton John’s Soulfulness Has Power How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Twitter Little Big Town On Paying Tribute to Elton John Elton John Talks GRAMMY Special, Tribute Albums Kesha On Growing Up Listening To Elton John Ed SheeranPhoto: Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images Elton JohnPhoto: Michael Kovac/Getty Images Why Alessia Cara Sang The Blues For Elton John 7 Elton John Songs From The Screen & Stage How Did Elton John Help Ed Sheeran? Elton JohnPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Elton John Talks Bernie Taupin, Fatherhood & More Elton John: GRAMMY Salute Concert Set For Jan. 30 Elton John Picks His Own Favorite Albums Miranda Lambert’s Crazy Connection To Elton Johnlast_img read more

Wilmington OBITUARIES Week of June 2 2019

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are the obituaries published on Wilmington Apple during the week of June 2, 2019:Lived In Wilmington At Time Of Passing:Robert “Bob” Alan Coste, 59Joseph “Joe” J. Parrella, 66Previously Lived In Wilmington:Gary B. Balser, 74Worked In/Volunteered In/Connected To Wilmington:NoneLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington OBITUARIES (Week of June 23, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 18, 2019)In “Obituaries”Wilmington OBITUARIES (Week of August 11, 2019)In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Xiaomis newest phone costs just over 100

first_img Post a comment 0 Samsung showed off its Galaxy Fold phone-tablet hybrid last February, but it was outshone even earlier than that by Xiaomi’s own foldable effort. The Chinese electronics maker is hoping to show it’s a company that can do even more: Not only compete with super-premium devices from bigger companies, but make phones for those on a budget.Xiaomi on Monday revealed its latest phone, the Redmi 7. Starting at 699 Chinese yuan, or just $105, AU$145 or £80, the slick-looking device manages to be notably inexpensive even in an increasingly crowded field of inexpensive phones.For that price you’ll get a 6.26-inch device powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 632, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. There’s a 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual-camera combo at the back, with an 8-megapixel camera up front. For some extra cash, you can get a Redmi 7 with more memory; 3GB RAM and 32GB storage fetches 799 yuan ($120, AU$170 £89), while 4GB and 64GB will cost 999 yuan ($150, AU$190, £100). 2:51 The phone is a little brother of sorts to Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 7 Pro, which has a 48-megapixel rear camera and is powered by a Snapdragon 675 processor and 6GB RAM.Those looking for a bargain will, as with all Xiaomi phones, have to import one from China, India or Europe, where Xiaomi officially sells its phones. If you’re in the US and looking for a great phone that doesn’t break the bank, check out the Moto G6 or Moto G6 Play. Xiaomi Redmi Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice Phones Review • Xiaomi’s ultra-budget Redmi shines for Asia Tags Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on Xiaomi Samsunglast_img read more

Razer Respawn mental performance drink mix wants to up your game

first_img Post a comment Gaming Culture Wellness See All More from E3 • Most of the ingredients are the various B vitamins found in energy drinks and antioxidants.  But while Respawn is sugar free — it uses the artificial sweetener Sucralose — it has maltodextrin, a complex carbohydrate that allows the powder to stay all powdery. That’s why it has 20 calories. But maltodextrin breaks down into… sugar. And it has a higher glycemic index than… sugar. So you may still get the spike and crash, and you definitely need to factor it in if you’re diabetic or on a keto diet. It really depends upon how much maltodextrin is in it. Share your voice The best new gaming laptops, ranked Aug 3 • E3 journalists see their personal info exposed by security flaw 6:35 41 Photos reading • Razer Respawn ‘mental performance’ drink mix wants to up your game Jul 26 • Doom Eternal: QuakeCon ‘Year of Doom’ keynote shows more ‘Battlemode’ action Tags E3 2019 Aug 28 • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order trailer, gameplay footage and everything we know Aug 19 • Borderlands 3: FL4K, new endgame content and everything else we know Get weird with Razer’s new energy drinks How to preorder all the new games Watch every E3 video game trailer Nintendo recap: New Zelda sequel, Banjo-Kazooie, Luigi’s Mansion and more E3 2019: Complete coverage on GameSpot E3 2019: Complete coverage on CNET E3 2019 Sadly, the Respawn Shaker Cup does not support Chroma. Razer Razer launched an April Fool’s campaign in 2010 for a gamer-focused drink, Project Venom V2. It turns out that seemed like such a good idea to some people that the company turned it into a real product in time for t his year”s E3, Razer Respawn (not to be confused with Jedi: Fallen Order developer Respawn Entertainment). But don’t call it an “energy drink” — it’s a “mental performance drink mix” that “contains premium ingredients that help support increased focus, reaction time, and mental stamina.”Respawn comes in single-serving powder packets that you mix with 16-20 ounces of water. A box with 20 packets of an individual flavor runs $25 (at Razer and Amazon); flavors are green apple, tropical pineapple, pomegranate watermelon and blue raspberry. You can also spring for the $30 custom shaker, which does not support Chroma, but that would be awesome. According to Razer, a serving has 20 calories and 95mg of caffeine. The full ingredient list is:Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Green Tea Extract, Sucralose, L-theanin, Choline Bitartrate, Caffeine, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Ground Ginger, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Syrup solids, Niacinamide, D-calcium Pantothenate, Silicon Dioxide, Blue No. 1, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin.Razer distinguishes Respawn from energy drinks, saying “they tend to have excessive caffeine and sugar, giving you an initial burst but eventually leading to jitters or a physical crash.”   0 As for caffeine, one serving of sugar-free Red Bull has 80mg; Respawn’s 95mg of caffeine for a single serving is higher, but because the serving size is bigger (16-20 oz vs. 8.5 oz for Red Bull), math makes the amount smaller if you look at it by volume instead of serving size. The equivalent amount of Red Bull has 150mg or so. (In either case, they’re both less than the approximately 330mg in my morning coffee.)Razer does caution not to drink more than three servings per day. Now playing: Watch this: Razerlast_img read more

What is JK reservation Amit Shah to present his 1st bill in

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/0:58Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-0:56?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close what is article 370?center_img Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 during the campaign in the run up to the recently concluded election.Union Home Minister Amit Shah will present the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Amendment Bill in the Lok Sabha on Monday, June 24. This will be Shah’s first legislative business in Parliament after his election.The bill was earlier introduced as an ordinance, which was approved by the Union Cabinet on February 28. It was also cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.Amit Shah had vowed to scrap Article 370 of the constitution that allows Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution, flag and the right to handle its own laws except on matters that impact national security during the campaign in the run-up to the recently concluded election.The Bharatiya Janata Party’s manifesto had also mentioned the scrapping of Article 35A, which defines permanent residents of the state and excludes outsiders from owning property and getting benefits including government jobs.The J&K Reservation Amendment Bill aims to give reservation benefits for education, jobs and promotion to the scheduled castes and tribes, and to the economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir. It will benefit more than 36 lakh residents, according to the officials.Here’s all you need to know about the bill that is set to replace the ordinance:What does the bill say?The bill is set to replace the ordinance, which was approved in February.Difference between an Ordinance and a Bill:While an ordinance is a temporary law which is circulated by the President of India on the recommendation of the Union Cabinet, a bill can be introduced by government itself or proposed by a member of the Parliament.A bill is a proposal to make a new law and can be considered as initial stage of an act. A bill is usually in the form of a document that summaries what is the policy behind the proposed law and what will be proposed law be.A Bill is presented in the lower house of the parliament and after discussions, upon being passed, goes to the Upper house for approval. After the approval by the Upper house, the bill is sent to the President for his assent, after which, it becomes a law.Whereas, an ordinance is approved when the parliament is not in session but there is a need to make an Act. In such cases, the government refers a proposal to the President or Governor, and upon their approval, it becomes an ordinance.About the ordinance to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in Jammu and Kashmir, an official explained, “In this case, we plan to introduce a Bill replacing the ordinance. If it is not cleared during the House sitting, we will have to seek approval from the President for its (ordinance’s) re-promulgation.”The bill will amend the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004, which provides for reservation in appointment and admission in professional institutions for persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and socially and educationally backward classes.  While it defines the Socially and educationally backward classes to include persons living in areas adjoining the Actual Line of Control, the bill amends this to include those persons living in areas adjoining International Border, within the ambit of this reservation.”Once the Ordinance is issued, it would pave the way for bringing persons residing in the areas adjoining international border within the ambit of reservation at par with persons living in areas adjoining actual Line of Control,” said Arjun Jaitley, after the ordinance was approved earlier this year. The bill makes 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections (which includes Scheduled Castes, Schedule Tribes) applicable in educational institutions and government job in addition to the existing reservation, in J&K.In addition to this, while the Reservation Act of 2004 stated that any person, who has been appointed on the basis of residence in an area adjoining the Line of Control, must serve in such areas for at least seven years, the bill extends condition to persons living in areas adjoining the International Border as well.What can be the impact of this bill?The bill is being presented in Lok Sabha even as the J&K High Court issued notices to the Centre and the State, seeking their replies by July 10 on a petition challenging the ordinance. After the ordinance was approved, the Union Home Ministry had said it will bring people living near the International Border on par with those living near the Line of Control. “Due to continuous cross border tensions, persons living alongside International Border suffer from socio-economic and educational backwardness,” it added.”Shelling from across the border often compels these residents to move to safer places and is adversely impacting their education as Educational Institutions remain closed for long periods. Hence, it was felt justifiable to extend the reservation benefits to persons residing in the areas adjoining International Border on the similar lines of the persons living in areas adjoining Actual Line of Control (ALoC),” it added.About the reservation for economically weaker sections, it said that the ordinance would pave the way reserving State Government jobs to the youth of J&K who are from economically weaker sections belonging to any religion or caste.The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections was introduced in rest of the country through the 103rd Constitution Amendment in January 2019.According to officials, the bill will not have any impact on Article 35-A, which provides special rights and privileges to the permanent residents of J&K.last_img read more

Chris Gayles posts picture with Vijay Mallya Twitterati gives hilarious response

first_imgGayle with MallyaTwitterWhile he remains a fugitive awaiting court’s decision on his extradition plea, Vijay Mallya continues to wine and dine with famous people in London. On July 13, West Indies cricket superstar Chris Gayle posted a photo of himself with Mallya on his Twitter account.In the tweet, the ‘Universe boss’ refers to the absconding businessman as ‘big boss,’ possibly a hangover from the days when Mallya headed the UB group, the owner of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team in Indian Premier League (IPL). Gayle was the star player in that side for many seasons and reached great heights of success while playing for it. Tweet of Gayle with picture of himself with MallyaTwitterHowever, the left-handed batsman may not be aware of the legal status of Mallya as someone who escaped the law and is trying to prevent detention by Indian authorities. But Twitterati were on to the tweet and saw the funny side of it. Some of them posted hilarious responses to the picture which took potshots at the businessman.Here is a collection of some of the best ones:last_img read more

Akayed learned to make bomb on internet at home

first_imgAkayed UllahThe Bangladeshi suspect in Monday’s pipe bomb explosion beneath New York’s Times Square is an angry former limousine driver who learned to build a bomb on the internet at his Brooklyn apartment, officials said.Akayed Ullah, 27, was in police custody after he was injured by a pipe bomb he fastened to his torso with Velcro and zip ties. Three other people were also hurt in the blast in a pedestrian tunnel linking two subway stops beneath West 42nd Street, officials said.One neighbour in the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Windsor Terrace said she had not seen him in months but described his home as quiet and observant in Islamic customs. She saw no evidence of extremism.“They’re really nice people. This is shocking,” said the neighbour, Arlene Jograj, a teacher who had greeted Ullah in passing. “We all know each other. We have block parties. I’ve been over there for dinner parties after Ramadan. We’re a really tight-knit street,” she said.Ullah came from the southeastern Bangladeshi district of Chittagong and last visited the country on 8 September, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque told Reuters on Monday.He had no criminal record in Bangladesh, Hoque said.Several US officials familiar with the investigation told Reuters there was no information indicating Ullah was previously known to any U.S. spy or law enforcement agency for any connection to militant groups. But that does not rule out the possibility some connection could be found.Ullah arrived in the United States seven years ago on a family visa, one authoritative US source said, speaking on condition of anonymity.US investigators believe he was self-radicalized after entering the United States, most likely by watching militant propaganda on the internet, the officials said, adding that they were unaware of any specific militant video that might have led him to produce his faulty explosive device.From March 2012 through March 2015, he held a license to drive a limousine or black cab as an independent contractor, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission said in a statement.New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo called the suspect a “lone wolf,” similar to the suspect in the most recent attack in New York, when an Uzbek immigrant driving a rented truck ran over people on a bicycle path on 31 October, killing eight.Each acted alone, inspired by jihadist groups such as Islamic State, Cuomo said.“Both of them went on the web, downloaded information,” Cuomo said of the two suspects, adding that Ullah learned to make a bomb online.“They’re not people who come from overseas. They live here. They’re disgruntled,” said Cuomo, who went to the scene of the crime where he met with investigators.Ullah was influenced by violent Islamist extremists and was “angry,” Cuomo said. This could have been for any number of reasons, whether because of US policy abroad or his lot in life at home, he said.New York police shut down an entire block of row houses in Windsor Terrace, deploying a large show of force with at least one helicopter flying overhead. It was not clear if the neighborhood was Ullah’s most recent address.Neighbors called it a diverse, family-oriented neighborhood of longstanding white families of Italian and Polish descent with more recent Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi arrivals“This is a great neighbourhood. It’s very family oriented, very safe,” Jorgraj said. “This doesn’t change my opinion of the neighbourhood at all. This is just the state of the world we live in now.”last_img read more

Awareness can curb premature birth

first_imgDiscussants at a roundtable prior to world prematurity day at the CA Bhaban auditorium in Karwan Bazar on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloAlthough Bangladesh attained remarkable success in curbing child mortality rate over the last 25 years, more than six hundred thousand are born prematurely each year in Bangladesh.  Awareness about health and nutrition of mothers is important to decrease premature birth, discussants at a roundtable observed on Thursday.Prothom Alo, in cooperation with UNICEF and Save the Children, organised the roundtable prior to world prematurity day on 17 November at the CA Bhaban auditorium in Karwan Bazar.The discussants, at the roundtable on the roles of family to prevent low birth weight and preterm birth, also pointed out that Kangaroo Mother Care (skin-to-skin contact between the preterm or low birth weight and the mother or the care-giver) facilities should be improved in maternity clinics in Bangladesh. Director general of health services Abul Kalam Azad stressed the need of awareness in community level to reduce neonatal mortality rate and overall improvement of pregnant mothers’ health.He also said Bangladesh is on the right track to attain United Nation’s sustainable development goal (SDG) regarding neonatal mortality rate well ahead of 2030.Director of health services Sultan Md Shamsuzzaman said, mortality rate of premature babies in the developed world is much lower in comparison with Bangladesh.“We must learn from them how they check the death of premature babies,” he added.UNICEF’s chief of health Maya Vandenent said, improving community clinic facilities can  positively change the overall healthcare system of Bangladesh.BSMMU’s neonatology department chairman  Abdul Mannan said that breastfeeding within one hour of an infant’s birth can significantly reduce many health-related neonatal problems.The family planning directorate’s deputy director Farid Uddin Ahmed, Bangladesh Shishu Hospital’s head of neonatalogy MAK Azad Chowdhury, Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Bangladesh’s (OGSB) president Laila Arjumad Banu, Brac’s programme manager Reshma Khanam, ICDDR’B senior director Shams El Arifeen, UNICEF’s health specialist Shamina Sharmin, MaMoni MNCSP’s Uzma Syed, Bangladesh Neonatal Forum’s president Tahmina Begum, USAID’s Iftekhar Rashid, among others, spoke at the programme. Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quaiyum moderated the programme.last_img read more

Four More Local Zika Cases Confirmed In Texas

first_imgCopyright 2016 KSTX-FM. To see more, visit KSTX-FM. No mosquitoes that were trapped have tested positive for Zika, but officials admit, finding infected insects is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Ironically, the news of four more Texas cases comes on the same day Florida declared all areas of that state free of active Zika transmission. Sharecenter_img WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOTexas is the second state after Florida to record local transmission of the Zika virus from mosquito to human.Four more cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus have been confirmed in Texas, in the same Brownsville neighborhood where the first cases were pinpointed last month. Containment efforts are still underway.The Cameron County Health Department reports that since the first local case of Zika was pinpointed at the end of November, four more cases of the virus transmitted from mosquito to human have been verified by an Austin state health lab.CREDIT WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOOn Nov. 29, 2016, teams of workers from the Cameron County Health Department went door to door in a neighborhood where a locally-inquired Zika case was identified.Last week, teams of county health workers went door to door in the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where the health threat made its first local appearance in Texas. The first set of tests from urine samples taken from that area yielded these latest positive results, which may not be the last. Cameron County Health Administrator Esmeralda Guajardo says the City of Brownsville is stepping up mosquito control.“They already had enhanced their vector control activities,”Guajardo explained.”But they are, of course, going to kick it up a little higher and they’re going to be a little bit more proactive in making sure that people understand and get rid of the places where mosquitoes breed.” WENDY RIGBY / TEXAS PUBLIC RADIOPeople who live in the southwest Brownsville neighborhood where five local cases of Zika have been detected are taking mosquito control into their own hands in some cases.last_img read more

Samsung Teases Foldable Phone Ahead of February 20 Unpacked Event

first_imgSamsung further teased its upcoming foldable phone Monday with a video for its upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20. The video is titled “The future unfolds,” and clearly features a two-screen device capable of being folded and unfolded.The Korean consumer electronics giant has been working on a foldable phone for years. It first announced at its developer conference in November that it would launch such a device in 2019, which coincided with an announcement from Google promising Android support for foldable phones.Little is known yet about the specs and features of the device, which is likely going to be premium-priced. Samsung is also expected to announce its new Galaxy S10 phone at the February 20 event. The company’s next flagship phone will likely feature a pinhole front-facing camera, doing away with he need for a notch for an edge-to-edge screen, according to recently-reported leaks. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time w Video

first_img More information: Stable optical lift, Nature Photonics (2010) doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.266 PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Cyclogyro Flying Robot Improves its Angles of Attack Play ( — Scientists in New York have predicted, observed and experimentally verified a micrometer-scale object being lifted only by a beam of laser light. Optical lifting may be useful for powering micromachines or improving the design of solar sails for interstellar space travel. PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen 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. Unlike aerodynamic lift, which has gradual lift angles, the optical lift angles were around 60 degrees, which Swartzlander said was striking, very powerful, and could be compared to a plane taking off at 60 degrees. “Your stomach would be in your feet,” he said.Swartzlander described the findings as “almost like the first stages of what the Wright brothers did,” and said the next step would be to test lightfoils in air and experiment with a variety of materials with different refractive properties, and with other wavelengths of light.center_img Explore further Citation: Optical lifting demonstrated for the first time (w/ Video) (2010, December 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Time-lapsed composite image (1.67 s per shot) of a semi-cylindrical rod lifting sideways from left to right near the bottom of a glass chamber, as a result of a transverse optical lift force. Image credit: Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.266 Light has been known for some time to be capable of pushing objects and this is the principle behind the solar sail, which uses light to push vehicles along in space. Now, a new study by physicist Dr. Grover Swatzlander and colleagues of the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York shows light is also capable of creating the more complex force of “lift,” which is the force generated by airfoils that make a plane rise upwards as it travels forward.In a paper that appeared online in Nature Photonics on December 5th, Swartzlander and colleagues describe their demonstration of light providing optical lift to tiny lightfoils. The experiment began as computer models that suggested when light is shone on tiny objects shaped like a wing a stable lift force would be created. Intrigued, the researchers decided to do physical experiments in the laboratory, and they created tiny, transparent, micrometer-sized rods that were flat on one side and rounded on the other, rather like airplane wings. They immersed the lighfoils in water and bombarded them with 130 mW ultraviolet laser light from underneath the chamber. As predicted, the lightfoils were pushed upwards by the light, but they also moved sideways in a direction perpendicular to the beam of light, in other words they were optically lifted. Symmetrical micro-spheres did not show the optical lift effect.In aerodynamic lift, which is created by an airfoil, the lift occurs because the wing shape causes air flowing under the wing to move more slowly and at higher pressure than that above the wing. In optical lift, created by a lightfoil, the lift is created within the transparent object as light shines through it and is refracted by its inner surfaces. In the lightfoil rods a greater proportion of light leaves in a direction perpendicular to the beam and this side therefore experiences a larger radiation pressure and hence, lift. © 2010 Play Videos: Nature Photonics, doi:10.1038/nphoton.2010.266 last_img read more