New Delhi: India and Myanmar on Monday signed a defence co-operation agreement providing for boosting bilateral military engagement, weeks after the two countries carried out a coordinated operation targeting several militant groups operating in the Northeast.The pact was inked after Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing held extensive talks with Minister of State for Defence Shripad Yesso Naik. Hlaing, accompanied by a high-level delegation from the Myanmar Defence Services, also met Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of Army Staff Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’General Bipin Rawat and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh. Officials said the talks were aimed at enhancing the overall defence co-operation, including strengthening training being provided to Myanmar defence personnel by India. The two sides also explored ways to boost maritime security cooperation. “On conclusion of the talks, India and Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defence co-operation,” the Defence Ministry said in a statement. Hlaing also called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and congratulated him on the success in the recent parliamentary elections. The senior general noted the rapid development of India in the past few years and also the all-round deepening of the unique relations between the two neighbours, including in the area of defence and security cooperation, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.
Bengaluru: EPFO will launch an e-inspection system that will simplify inspection process and ensure organisations with open communications will not be subject to physical inspection until absolutely necessary, according to Central Provident Fund Commissioner Sunil Barthwal. EPFO (Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation) proposed to amend the Act to limit enquiry period to a maximum of two years in order to curtail harassment, he also said at a Confederation of Indian Industry-organised interactive session last Friday, a CII release said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal A small percentage of employees are unable to generate UAN (a 12-digit Universal Account Number to all employees entitled to EPF) due to mismatch in data, Barthwal said, adding to address this issue, the EPFO is looking at alternative authentication vis-a-vis the employee database. “The EPFO is working towards a three-day settlement period for KYC (Know Your Customer) compliant beneficiaries who have UAN linked to Aadhaar, have a bank account and a registered mobile number,” the release quoted him as saying. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boost Barthwal also proposed to set up a society of self-regulating consultants, similar to ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), in order to curb “misuse and corruption.” “In a significant announcement for industry he proposed to decriminalise defaulters and treat the cases as economic offences,” the release said. The release quoted EPFO officers as saying that the process of claim has evolved from offline filing to digital and app-based platform and the next phase of advancement will be based on big data analytical platform that utilises artificial intelligence and machine learning to trigger all activities.
CHARLOTTETOWN – More than 94,000 people in P.E.I. have received an unauthorized spam message from the P.E.I. government.The government issued a statement Monday warning residents not to open an emailed newsletter titled: “Tonight’s Winner is Drawn in 10 Hours.”The email includes a link, which should not be opened.The province says its e-mail newsletter system was accessed without authorization on Sunday.The e-mail system was taken offline when the hacking was discovered.
Under the revision, establishments with retail licenses to sell beer, ale, stout and wine will be open from 8.00am to 10.00pm.Tourist Board approved premises selling beer, ale, stout and wine can be open 11am to 11pm while establishments not approved by the Tourist Board can be open from 11am to 10pm. (Colombo Gazette) The business hours of liquor licensed establishments have been revised, the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media said today.Minister Mangala Samaraweera issued a special gazette notification under the excise ordinance today which revise the business hours of the liquor licensed establishments in the country.
“Violent extremism and terrorist activities remain a major threat to security and development in West Africa, further aggravating the region’s humanitarian challenges,” Mohamed Ibn Chambas, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative and Head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), told the Security Council. “While some progress has been made in the fight against Boko Haram, the terrorist group continues its indiscriminate attacks against civilians not only in Nigeria, but also in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon. Boko Haram continues to adapt its tactics, and is increasingly resorting to using young boys and girls for suicide attacks.”He noted that countries in the region have intensified their efforts to combat the terrorist threats, improving cooperation in areas such as intelligence sharing.But, he added: “It is also crucial for countries of West and Central Africa to also work on developing strategies that address the root causes of the insurgency, and notably the underlying socio-economic grievances of marginalized communities.”Turning to positive political developments, Mr. Chambas cited the “exemplary conduct and peaceful and responsible participation” in Burkina Faso’s presidential and legislative elections, held in a timely manner despite challenges that emerged from a failed coup in September. In Guinea a dialogue, supported by the UN together with regional and international actors, enabled the peaceful holding of elections in accordance with constitutional deadlines, “an important milestone in the country’s process of democratic consolidation,” he noted.Peaceful polls were also conducted in Côte d’Ivoire, while in Nigeria a new Government was elected, committed to actively combating corruption, contributing “to the creation of an environment that will allow the country to realize its full economic potential,” he said, adding that: “These developments demonstrate the democratic resolve of the people of West Africa.”Five presidential elections are scheduled to take place this year – in Benin, Cabo Verde, Gambia, Ghana and Niger. “In the lead-up to these elections, I will continue to call on national stakeholders to utilize dialogue to resolve outstanding electoral-related issues so as to create a conducive environment for the holding of peaceful, credible and inclusive elections,” Mr. Chambas said.He also cited progress on security sector reform with the appointment of a UN adviser to support Guinea’s President Alpha Condé in his efforts to advance such reform.Concerning drug trafficking and transnational organized crime, he noted a regional commitment to fight this scourge, but regretted that progress has been slower in the area of maritime security in the Gulf, with the Inter-regional Coordination Centre still not fully operational.UNOWA was the first UN regional conflict prevention and peacebuilding office, created in 2002 to enhance the achievement of peace and security in West Africa and promote an integrated regional approach to issues impacting stability.“I salute the resilience of the people of West Africa in overcoming adversity and their commitment to uphold democratic principles, and I want to assure you that the UNOWA will not relent in accompanying their efforts toward enhanced democracy and sustainable development,” Mr. Chambas concluded.“In light of the support this Council has consistently provided to our engagements, I am confident that the United Nations will continue to remain a most relevant partner to the countries and institutions of the West African region,” he said.
McGuff-led Ohio State has never shied away from playing some of the top teams in the county in its early season nonconference schedule. That will not change this year.The Buckeyes will challenge themselves again this season as the kick off the 2017-18 campaign with top-10 matchups against No. 10 Stanford at 6 p.m. Friday at St. John Arena and versus No. 9 Louisville at 4 p.m. Sunday at Nationwide Arena. “It’s always a big game coming right out,” senior guard Kelsey Mitchell said. “But I think we’ve prepared ourselves. I think we’ve done everything that we needed to prepare for a team like Stanford. It’s all about just going out there and trying to do it.”Though Ohio State returns most of the core players on a team that made the Sweet 16 last season, McGuff said he never truly knows what the team will look like until it steps onto the court for the first regular season game.“We’re going to find out something. We’re going to find out where we’re at one way or another,” McGuff said. “They have a great team, they’re one of the best in the country. We aspire to compete with those types of teams, so we’re going to find out where we’re at.” Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drives into the lane during the Buckeyes’ 110-80 exhibition win against Ashland on Oct. 29. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe stakes are high for the No. 5 Ohio State women’s basketball team. If the Buckeyes fulfill their potential and advance further in the tournament than they have since 1993, they could play host to the Final Four. But if things go wrong, Ohio State could be looking at an early exit from the NCAA tournament and a bleak future, since the team will graduate five key players.Since head coach Kevin McGuff arrived in 2013, Ohio State has yet to reach beyond the Sweet 16, where its season ended the past two years. Preseason All-American guard Kelsey Mitchell has led Ohio State in scoring the past three years and will once again be the offensive catalyst in her final collegiate season. The preseason Big Ten Player of the Year leads a high-paced offense which averaged 85.7 points per game last season, the fourth-most in the country. A first-team All-American in 2016 and a second-team All-American in 2015 and 2017, Mitchell has owns the program record for most points in a single season (889 in 2015-16) and the Big Ten record for most career 3-pointers made (368). Though she would need to average more than 27 points per game, which she has never done in a single season, Mitchell has a chance to break former Washington guard Kelsey Plum’s NCAA record for most career points scored. The 5-foot-8 guard led the Big Ten with 22.6 points per game last season.“She’s an unbelievable player,” McGuff said. “It’s great to see her get the recognition she truly deserves. There’s not a person in college basketball working harder than she is. Those results have been shown on the court. She’s a great kid, great leader, and an unbelievable work ethic.”Mitchell will be joined in the starting lineup by three guards and one post player, redshirt senior Stephanie Mavunga. Mavunga was honored as a preseason All-Big Ten selection and was picked for the second-team All-Big Ten last season, despite missing 13 games due to injuries. She became the third player in program to average a double-double last season with 11.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.Guards Linnae Harper, Sierra Calhoun and Asia Doss will accompany Mitchell and Mavunga in the starting five. Harper enters the starting lineup after being named the Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year last season. Though Harper stands just 5-foot-8, the redshirt senior offers Ohio State the ability to use her as a guard or inside due to her scrappy style. The former Kentucky transfer averaged 8.4 points and five rebounds per game last season.Calhoun, one of the team’s top shooters, started every game last season and put up 9.5 points per game. She will play a similar role to last year — when she was second on the team with 68 3-pointers made and first with 38.6 percent shooting from beyond the arc— as an off-ball shooter. The team’s most effective defender, Doss finished with 41 steals last game and will be one of the key components of an Ohio State defense which must improve.Last season, the Buckeyes gave up an average of 71.5 points per game, 313th-best in the country. McGuff has focused on improving defense and rebounding in the offseason with the hope of correcting the team’s most prominent weakness.“Overall, our defense has just not been good,” Mitchell said at media day on Oct. 10. “I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been bad all four years I’ve been here. We’ve been good in spurts, but it’s bad because we can’t piece it together for the whole season.”Though Ohio State possesses a talented starting lineup, its depth leaves much to be desired as it has just nine players on scholarship, two of which have scarcely played. The graduation of forward Shayla Cooper and transfers of a pair of talented freshmen — guard Kiara Lewis and forward Tori McCoy — left Ohio State with less-than-optimal depth. Any key injury during the season could devastate the Buckeyes.Senior forward Alexa Hart and redshirt junior forward Makalyla Waterman will be the two most important players off the bench, but both have dealt with injuries which kept them on the bench for the first of two exhibition games. Hart, a 6-foot-3 post player, will be key for situations in which Mavunga gets in foul trouble. A stretch forward, Waterman will help replace Cooper, who averaged 10.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game last season.McGuff has heralded sophomore guard Jensen Caretti as someone who had a good offseason and could make a substantial leap. She played 17 games last season, but scored just 40 points and dished 20 assists.“We need her to be good,” McGuff said at media day on Oct. 10. “We need her to step up and to have the season she’s capable of having.”
Friday 26 Apr 2019, 7:38 PM Jamie O’Neill Source: Garda Press OfficeGARDAÍ ARE SEEKING the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of a missing teenage boy.Jamie O’Neill (17) is missing from his home in Bonagee, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. He was last seen on Wednesday in Bonagee.Jamie is described as being 5’9’’ in height, with dark brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit top.Anyone who has seen Jamie or who can assist in locating him has been asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station on 074 916 7100, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. 19,762 Views 17 Comments By Órla Ryan Share Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4608700 Public asked to help find missing teenage boy Jamie O’Neill has been missing from Letterkenny for two days. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Apr 26th 2019, 7:38 PM Short URL
Richard Bruton announced the plans at the Fine Gael think-in. Government to put pressure on social media companies over online safety Minister Richard Bruton said that new legislation will be introduced to regulate social media companies. Sunday 15 Sep 2019, 6:00 AM Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie By Dominic McGrath Share1 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4809625 THE GOVERNMENT IS planning to put pressure on social media companies to make the internet safer. Minister for Communications Richard Bruton has said that he plans to introduce an independent online safety commissioner, following calls for more action to ensure that children are using the internet safely online. The announcement was made at the Fine Gael think-in this week.The plan will see social media companies forced to operate under codes of conduct, which will be overseen by the office of an online safety commissioner. Tánaiste Simon Coveney has previously warned social media companies that the era of self-regulation was over. Bruton echoed these comments over the weekend, adding that “we need this regulatory structure as well as supporting young people to be discerning and have the capacity to be safe on online”. In June, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the government would consult with the UK about its new “porn block” law and how it is working, with a view to perhaps rolling out an age verification system for Ireland.However, Bruton said that the planned legislation, which will put new obligations on social media companies, will not address online porn. “It’s not the top priority,” Bruton said. Carbon taxBruton declined to offer more clues as to the shape a carbon tax could take in the next Budget. Earlier this week, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe told reporters that any changes to the carbon tax he introduces in October will be “very different” to other tax changes he’s made in the past – however he said that the exact model is still being considered. Bruton said that the government would “be very carefully designing the use of any funds that are generated to protect those who are most exposed, least equipped to deal with it”. He refused to be drawn over what level of carbon tax would be introduced in the Budget. A €10 increase in carbon tax has been the figure used since last year. Donohoe included a note in pre-budget submissions last year saying he was “currently minded” to implement a €10 increase on Budget day. “The precise choice in year one is not as important as the whole trajectory that we’re trying to achieve. This is a job of communicating and influencing people and empowering people over a decade to 2030,” Bruton said. Bruton announced that each minister will issue a new “climate mandate” for every public body under their department, while also committing to a new retrofitting group to develop a wider plan for homes and properties. On the national broadband plan, which has faced a series of problems and delays, Bruton said that the government will ensure “due diligence” is carried out but said that it would be delivered as “quickly as possible”. With reporting from Christina Finn Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 15 hours ago Richard Bruton announced the plans at the Fine Gael think-in. Image: Eamonn Farrell/RollingNews.ie 16 Comments 4,534 Views
Chevrolet brought a lot of cool vehicles to the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The coolest — by far — was their life-sized Lego Batmobile.Sure, the restyled 2018 Traverse looked sharp. Yes, the Bolt’s 380KM all-electric range is impressive. But the 17-foot-long Speedmobile (which you’ll see in The Lego Batman movie next month) built from a whopping 340,000 Lego bricks stole the show from a geek’s perspective.17 feet seems a bit longer than life-sized, but it’s par for the course for a Batmobile. Even the comparatively stumpy Tumbler was over 15 feet long. Other cinematic Batmobiles have stretched to 25 or even 33 feet! The 11 Weirdest ‘Scooby-Doo’ Guest StarsChristian Bale Shares Cheeky Batsuit Advice for Robert Pattinson Stay on target Despite Lego Batman’s claim that he only works in black or very, very dark gray, the Speedmobile does have a few colorful accents. There are the red hubs and striping, blue Technic connectors, and the yellow windshield, signals, and Chevrolet badge.This epic build was assembled by a team of Lego Master Builders at their model shop in Enfield, Connecticut. It took them more than 220 hours to design and over 1800 man hours to actually build it. The finished piece weighs over 1600 pounds, which is supported by a welded aluminum frame.This isn’t the first Batmobile Chevy has had a hand in building. The one Michael Keaton drove in the 1989 Batman film was built on an Impala chassis, and the one driven by Val Kilmer in Batman Forever was powered by a Chevy V8.Want to learn more about the all-new Batmobile? Head on over to the Chevrolet website. They’ve got a full page spread for it just like their production vehicles!MSRP: just $48 million. Pocket change for someone like Bruce Wayne, obviously. And just check out all those sweet features like automatic nerd alert and monster truck mode!You can build your own Batmobile in the comfort of your home! <><>
Posted: August 19, 2019 Jonathan Halvorson August 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Caltrans said they will be permanently closing the northbound SR-163 to eastbound Friars Road off-ramp and will activate a new traffic signal.The off-ramp will permanently close Tuesday at 9 p.m. Beginning Wednesday at 5 a.m., all motorists will use the current northbound SR-163 to westbound Friars Road off-ramp. Jonathan Halvorson, Updated: 1:11 PM SR-163 and Friars Road off-ramp to close with new traffic signal Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
MIAMI (WSVN) – New teachers are getting ready for the first day of school with encouraging words from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ superintendent.Alberto Carvalho spoke to 500 incoming new instructors, Thursday.They attended the “freshman orientation” before they took their place in county classrooms, later in August.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski (left) confers with other members of the House leadership just before the vote on House Bill 176, April 15, 2015. The bill repeals a 2.5 percent pay raise for non-union state employees scheduled to take effect July 1, 2015. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The Alaska House has narrowly passed a bill that would claw back raises for many state workers. APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez reports.Rep. Steve Thompson, a Fairbanks Republican, made no effort to downplay matters when he offered the legislation on the House floor on Tuesday.“House Bill 176 is a pretty short bill — but it’s a controversial bill,” said Thompson.The five-line bill repeals a 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for non-union public employees, which comprise about 2,000 members of the state workforce. Thompson noted the bill would save the state nearly $10 million — equivalent to 90 jobs.“The question we must answer is: Would we rather cut more people’s jobs or keep salaries steady?” asked Thompson.The bill was, indeed, controversial. When it came to a vote, it momentarily looked like it was going to fail on a 20-20 split, until Palmer Republican Jim Colver changed his vote.Most of the opposition came from Democrats. Rep. Les Gara of Anchorage noted that public employee salaries have lagged behind inflation for the past few years. And Rep. Andy Josephson of Anchorage said it was inappropriate for the state to freeze wages when it already committed to a salary schedule with a raise included.“Fundamentally I look at this and I say: Well, we made a promise. We’re breaching the promise. It doesn’t solve the fiscal crisis,” said Josephson. “And so, I have to be a no.”But opposition was not limited to Democrats. Four — Mike Hawker of Anchorage, Wes Keller of Wasilla, Cathy Munoz of Juneau, and Gabrielle LeDoux of Anchorage — broke ranks with the majority to oppose the bill.“I feel very uncomfortable with this bill. I was always brought up to believe a man’s word is his bond,” explained LeDoux in an eight-second floor speech.But for many Republicans, like Tammie Wilson of North Pole, the fiscal argument won out.“It is about a $3.5 billion deficit. That’s really what it’s about,” said Wilson. “When these agreements were made a couple years ago, I don’t think there was anybody who was sitting down on those contracts who thought we would be where we are today.”The bill may still be reconsidered by the House for another vote before being sent to the Senate. In an interview, Gov. Bill Walker said he opposes the policy. The Legislature is also advancing a similar move that would freeze salaries for unionized employees and back out of collective bargaining agreements. Shortly after the vote on the House bill, the Alaska State Employees Association issued a press release calling the move an “unprecedented assault on state employees.”
OSAKA: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived here in Japan for the G20 Summit during which he will attend important plurilateral meetings and meet with the world leaders including US President Donald Trump. This will be Prime Minister Modi’s sixth G20 Summit which is being held at Osaka on June 28-29. In his departure statement, he said that issues such as women empowerment, artificial intelligence and common efforts to address challenges like terrorism will be high on his agenda. Also Read – Chinmayanand case: Woman tells Supreme Court she wants to stay in Delhi Advertise With Us “The summit will provide an important opportunity to reiterate and reinforce our strong support to reformed multilateralism, which is crucial for preserving rule-based international order in today’s fast-changing world,” Modi said. He said the two-day Osaka summit will also be an important stepping stone for India towards hosting the G20 summit in 2022 “when we usher in a New India in the 75th anniversary year of our Independence”. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us On the sidelines, Modi said, he “looks forward to engaging with leaders of our major partner countries on important issues of bilateral and global importance. “I also look forward to host the next Russia, India and China (RIC) Informal Summit on the sidelines, and also to participate in the next informal meetings of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and JAI (Japan, America and India) leaders,” he added. Apart from Trump, Prime Minister Modi will also meet Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other leaders during the G20 Summit.
Infosys’ newly appointed CEO Sikka speaks during a news conference at company’s headquarters in BangaloreReutersInfosys has appointed Vishal Sikka, one of the most respected technology professionals as its first non-founder CEO – an event that is thought to embrace radical changes in the company in the face of severe challenges.The 47-year-old, was a former member of German software giant SAP’s executive board and his appointment by the Bangalore-based company signals that it wants to improve its technological foothold in the global market.”The move signifies Infosys’s commitment to something new and a heavier focus on higher margin products and services. It also shows that the company is not afraid to try something different,” Ray Wang, principal analyst and founder of Constellation Research said, Economic Times reports.This comes as the company is preparing to bid goodbye to Chairman NR Narayana Murthy, 67, from the company on Saturday. Now after three years of mediocre performance in which the company suffered revenue growth, all eyes will be on the new CEO who is expected to be a game-changer.”His illustrious track record and value system make him an ideal choice to head Infosys,” Murthy, who founded Infosys with his six friends 33 years ago, said.But for those looking for a quick fix are in for a disappointment. “There is no genuine strategy at this time,” Sikka was quoted as saying, indicating that he would need some time before he comes up with a plan. The new CEO will be based in Palo Alto in California’s Silicon Valley.A Learner, who Hasn’t Forgotten Indian Roots Sikka, who was head of technology and innovation at SAP, best known for the company’s famous analytics product HANA, said that he was “looking forward to learning,” setting a tone for his rapport with nearly 1.5 lakh staff members in the company.Infosys appointed two agencies to search for a new CEO after S.D. Shibulal had indicated an early exit. Sikka has revealed that talks about this job had been going on many days after he resigned from SAP in early May.Although Sikka has been living abroad for the past two decades, he doesn’t seem to have forgotten his Indian roots.While interacting with the media at the company’s headquarters in Bangalore, he said: “I am the son of a teacher and a railway engineer. For us Indians, it is a matter of great pride to be part of this company.”SAP’s flagship analytic database platform HANA, developed by Sikka, has been the fastest generator of a billion dollars revenue in the company.Born in Madhya Pradesh to Punjabi parents, Sikka’s family migrated to Gujarat when he was only six. After finishing his schooling at the Rosary High School in Vadodara, he joined the bachelor course in computer science at MSU, Vadodara. But he discontinued the course and instead moved to Syracuse University in New York to earn a BS in computer science.He started a technology company called iBrain after completing his PhD in computer science from Stanford University. He later founded Bodha, a company that helps e-commerce system’s connection with other applications. The two companies were later acquired by bigger companies: the iBrain by Pattern RX and Bodha by Peregrine SystemsHe joined SAP in 2002 where he was most recently, in charge of everything related to products and innovation.
Kolkata: The first bonded, cross-border, land-air transshipment from Bangladesh departed from Kolkata Airport since EFL (Expo-Freight Limited) introduced a tailor-made logistics solution to handle such cargo transshipment between the two neighbouring countries.The EFL offices in Bangladesh and India worked jointly in handling the cargo of apparel. Bangladeshi trucks carrying cargo weighing 4.1 tonne transferred the goods to Indian trucks at the Benapole (Dhaka) — Petrapole (India) border. From there, via GPS enabled trucks, the cargo moved to the Kolkata airport. Finally, it was air freighted to reach the terminal destination in Europe within the specified time window. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeKolkata turned out to be a strategic and useful transshipment doorway to Bangladesh for inbound and outbound air transportation, through this trial initiative. “We are proud to enrich our ties with Bangladesh through this movement and alternative solutions of this nature will enable us to enhance efficiencies of our logistics operations to promote international trade,” said S Senthilnathan, CEO, EFL Group. EFL is considering this breakthrough to be instrumental in positively impacting business growth beyond borders.
Deepshikha Singh, wife of an army officer currently posted in Shillong, has recently won Mrs India Galaxy 2017, India’s most prestigious pageant for married women, organized by Vibrant Concepts. She has also bagged the title for most beautiful eyes. The event was a grand affair and was attended by the most eminent personalities of the fashion world. The jury included popular punjabi singer Shankar Sahney and Supermodel Universe 2016 Gagan Verma.Deepshikha Singh who is teaching in Army Public School, Shillong, informed that the contest began on September 16, flagging the theme “Stop Violence Against Women” at Tivoli Garden Resorts, Chhatarpur. The contestants stayed at the resort for 4 days and underwent several grooming sessions on health and lifestyle under the guidance and mentorship of Ginny Kapoor and Gagandeep Kapoor, directors of Vibrant Concepts. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe contest included various rounds including talent round, presentation/act on Stop Violence Against Women and many more. Thereafter, the contestants were given the opportunity to have a portfolio shoot wherein they were provided with professional make up and styling tips and were also taught to pose like models, by professional photographers.The auditions were held across the country and around 4000 women were screened by the members of an expert panel. Towards the end, only 40 women were selected as finalists. The contestants were given various challenges and online tasks and were being assessed throughout on that basis.Deepshikha Singh, who is elated by her great success, is now looking forward to represent India at the International level.
Project Gutenberg blocks access from Germany by Martin Brinkmann on March 04, 2018 in Internet – Last Update: March 04, 2018 – 45 commentsInternet users from Germany who try to access the international website of Project Gutenberg, a free ebook repository (and audiobooks), get a “Your IP address is blocked” message when they attempt to load any page on the site with the exception of the homepage.Project Gutenberg hosts more than 56,000 free ebooks in various formats. Ebooks are offered in English, Spanish, German and other languages, and are considered free to use in the United States as they are not protected under U.S. copyright law according to the service.German users may access the homepage of Project Gutenberg but get the “is blocked” message when they attempt to access any subpage on the domain.The page informs users that all IP addresses from Germany are blocked because of a German court order. The project’s lawyers believe that the “Court has no jurisdiction over the matter” and appealed the decision. Site access is blocked for users from Germany until the issue is resolved.The lawsuit dates back to December 30, 2015, when Project Gutenberg received notification that a lawsuit was filed in Germany against it. The plaintiff, S. Fischer Verlag, GMBH, demanded that the project block access to 18 ebooks by the three German authors Heinrich Mann, Thomas Mann, and Alfred Döblin or remove the books entirely from the catalog.The court sided with the plaintiff and ordered that the books had to be removed or made inaccessible from Germany. The court asked for download statistics to assess licensing fees or other fines, and for payment of the court costs.Project Gutenberg’s legal counsel disagrees with the claims and believes that the court overstepped its jurisdiction.Access to all ebooks and pages from all of Germany was blocked to avoid additional lawsuits, and download records could not be provided because none are kept by the project.PGLAF’s legal advisors disagree with all claims that there must be any blocking, or removal, or anything associated – censorship, fines/fees, disclaimers, etc. – for items that are in the public domain in the US. Period.Because the German Court has overstepped its jurisdiction, and allowed the world’s largest publishing group to bully Project Gutenberg for these 18 books, there is every reason to think that this will keep happening. There are thousands of eBooks in the Project Gutenberg collection that could be subject to similar over-reaching and illigitimate actions.PGLAF is a small volunteer organization, with no income (it doesn’t sell anything), other than donations. There is every reason to fear that this huge corporation, with the backing of the German Court, will continue to take legal action. In fact, at least one other similar complaint arrived in 2017 about different books in the Project Gutenberg collection, from another company in Germany.Project Gutenberg’s focus is to make as much of the world’s literature available as possible, to as many people as possible. But it is, and always has been, entirely US-based, and entirely operating within the copyright laws of the US. Blocking Germany, in an effort to forestall further legal actions, seems the best way to protect the organization and retain focus on its mission.via BornSummaryArticle NameProject Gutenberg blocks access from GermanyDescriptionInternet users from Germany who try to access the international website of Project Gutenberg, a free ebook repository, get a “Your IP address is blocked” message when they attempt to load any page on the site with the exception of the homepage.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
A few days ago, I interviewed Ken Kocienda at TechCrunch Disrupt SF — he just released a book called Creative Selection. After working at Apple during some of the company’s best years, Kocienda looks back at what makes Apple such a special place.The book in particular starts with a demo. Kocienda is invited to demo to Steve Jobs his prototype of what is about to become the iPad software keyboard.And it’s the first of a long string of demos punctuating the book. As a reader, you follow along all the ups and downs of this design roller coaster. Sometimes, a demo clearly shows the way forward. Sometimes, it’s the equivalent of hitting a wall of bricks over and over again.Kocienda’s career highlights include working on WebKit and Safari for the Mac right after he joined the company as well as working on iOS before the release of the first iPhone. He’s the one responsible of autocorrect and the iPhone keyboard in general.If you care about user interfaces and design processes, it’s a good read. And it feels refreshing to read a book with HTML code, keyboard drawings and other nerdy things. It’s much better than the average business book.
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Ultimately, using the TIPSO system could help reduce procedural time and radiation exposure, limit traffic in the angio suite, improve workflow and alleviate the physician’s cognitive load.Robert Beasley, M.D., MS, FSIR, FSCAI, lead author of the clinical study review and section chief, vascular and interventional radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., commented, “Our team found that the TIPSO was useful at various procedural steps, and was able to improve safety by reducing use of contrast agent and exposure to radiation in certain scenarios. It presents a great resource for the angio suite.”For more information: www.nztech.caReference1. Vianna S., Yates T., Olivieri B., Beasley R.E. Novel Wireless Technology Platform for Bedside Image Navigation in the Endovascular Suite: Initial Clinical Experience in a Case Series. 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