Calcutta Medical College hunger strike enters day 13

first_imgThe hunger strike at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital over hostel allocation entered its 13th day on Sunday. Initially six students started the hunger strike on July 10 and two more joined the strike a couple of days later. Alleging that the college authorities were “aloof to their demands” 15 other students joined the hunger strike on Wednesday. So far three agitating students have been hospitalised and two of them were released. The agitating students alleged that the main hostel building where the second, third and fourth year MBBS students stay is in a “deplorable condition”.However, the college authorities argued that as per guidelines issued by the Medical Council of India (MCI) the senior students cannot be accommodated along with first year students in the new hostel building as per their demand.“Freshers shall be lodged, as far as may be, in a separate hostel block, and where such facility is not available, the institution shall ensure that access of seniors to accommodation allotted to freshers is strictly monitored,” states an MCI regulation.last_img read more


first_imgRadhakrishnan expressed confidence over “Jallikattu” (taming the bull) being organised in the state as it was a sport symbolising Tamils bravery.At the meeting, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said success of “Jan Dhan Yojana” proved that people had trust in the NDA government, and were willing to deposit their hard earned money with the banks.The previous government had ignored requests of downtrodden people like those belonging to Narikurava Community, to add them in the scheduled tribe list, she alleged and referred to a Narikurava Woman Selvaranis speech thanking the NDA government for including them in the list.The government was also committed to providing one crore homes for people in the rural areas, she said, adding, insurance premium for farmers has been brought down to two per cent from 25 per cent. PTI SSN BN IKAlast_img read more

FC Goa team yet to arrive, match against ATK to start 9:45pm

first_imgKolkata, Jan 3 (PTI) A Navy fighter jet crash at the Dabolim airport today forced an unprecedented delay of more than one hour in the Indian Super League football clash between ATK and FC Goa here today.The home match of ATK was scheduled at 8pm but due to the unavoidable circumstances the kick off is delayed by more than an hour.”The match between ATK and FC Goa will be delayed for a minimum of one hour,” Football Sports Development Limited, the competition organisers, said in a release.An MiG-29 K fighter jet of the Navy overshot the runway and caught fire forcing the runway to be closed for operations for a brief period.It was another blow for the Gaurs arrival plan. They were to depart Goa yesterday but a technical snag in their aircraft had forced them to stay put there and take todays flight for Kolkata.Their flight was to depart from Dabolim at 10am today but due to the closure of runway, the chartered flight which was to take them to Kolkata could not land at the airport.”The team finally took off from the Dabolim airport at 6.30pm. The travel time is about two hours and they would head straight to the Saltlake Stadium. Hopefully the match will kick off by 9.45pm,” a local ISL official told PTI.The match was originally slated for December 31 but the organisers had to postpone the match as police refused to make the security arrangements on the New Years eve.advertisementIt remains to be seen how the Sergio Lobera-coached side tackle the situation as the Spaniard along with the team think tank had already criticised the move.”I dont find it just that the calendar changes with such a short notice period. We had a plan in place sporting-wise and logistically as well, with regard to the flights and stay. Changes like this can hurt the final standings of the league table,” the coach had said.”I find it surprising that they take decisions like this unilaterally without prior consultation with the teams.”This trip to Kolkata is followed by a match in Guwahati to play NorthEast United FC on January 6. The Gaurs will then return to Goa to take on Jamshedpur FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium at Margao on January 11, thereby completing a tiresome set of fixtures which will see FC Goa take to the field three times in nine days.FC Goa have slipped to fifth in the points table with 12 points from six matches after their loss to FC Pune City, their first home defeat of the season. PTI TAP PDS PDSlast_img read more

RTI: AUTOSAR releases latest adaptive platform adopting the DDS standard

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST and Jorjin introduce ultra-low-power Sigfox IoT modules with dual RF connectivityNext Microsemi: new PFX-I PCIe switches address industrial, defense and security markets Real-Time Innovations announced that AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open Systems ARchitecture) has just released the latest version of the Adaptive Platform, Release 18-03, which features the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard. RTI joined AUTOSAR in 2017 to help advance the platform and ensure that it meets the technical requirements for autonomous vehicles.The AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform is a standardized software platform designed to meet the increasing technology demands of new automotive applications. For the first time, the Adaptive Platform supports the Object Management Group (OMG) DDS connectivity standard for mission-critical real-time systems, allowing the AUTOSAR standard to further meet the requirements of highly autonomous systems, such as level 4 and level 5 autonomous vehicles. Together, the DDS and AUTOSAR standards contribute to a robust ecosystem for autonomous systems, with DDS offering a data-centric architecture that eases the integration path to other IIoT systems, and connects applications and systems of systems together.The automotive industry is a significant growth market for RTI due to the rise of autonomous vehicles and the need for a reliable, secure and high-performance connectivity framework. Since autonomous vehicles are highly complex systems that combine vision, radar, LIDAR, proximity, sensors, GPS, mapping, navigation, planning and control, autonomy is an extreme technical challenge. These systems must analyze and respond to chaotic environments in real time while maintaining the highest safety and security requirements. RTI is the only company with the depth of experience in delivering standards-based solutions for these sophisticated autonomous systems.AUTOSAR is a worldwide development partnership of car manufacturers, suppliers and other leading companies in the electronics, semiconductor and software industries. This latest revision of the AUTOSAR Adaptive Platform integrates several new features into the open system architecture standard. The release defines a DDS communication binding for the Adaptive Platform Communication Management API and is the first in a series of releases that will add support for new functionality. Prior to this update, AUTOSAR applications were limited in terms of communications protocols and integrations. Now, using the DDS standard, system architects can improve the evolvability of their designs, preparing all systems for future technical advancements. Additionally, DDS allows auto manufacturers to leverage other technologies outside of the AUTOSAR specification including connected and cloud-based technologies. The world is becoming more connected and self-driving cars are just one example—combining personal transportation, social media and a connected infrastructure in one place. The new Adaptive Platform offers broader integration possibilities for autonomous vehicles enabling a more innovative and exciting future.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

Exploring the intersection of IoT, AI and quantum computing

first_img Continue Reading Previous Better audio processing at the edgeNext Strong security requires multiple roots of trust Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Advanced Technology, Industry center_img LAS VEGAS — Where do IoT, AI and Quantum Computing intersect? The short answer is that they meet where data is growing exponentially. The long answer is… well, it’s complicated.Last week, a panel at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) drilled deep into this difficult topic. Participating were the winners of the “2019 Under 40 Innovation Awards” — young engineers and researchers working on next-generation technologies.The panelists, all eager for the dawn of a new era in design automation, called upon the electronic design automation (EDA) industry for more sophisticated tools to help them advance the Internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) and even quantum computing.But given the slowdown of Moore’s Law, what more can design automation contribute to electronic design? How exactly does EDA connect with AI?Vijay Raghunathan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, explained: “One of the things EDA did for designs in general is to convert what was basically dark art [i.e. electronic design] into a very structured science.”Raghunathan continued: “If you talk to AI researchers today, you realize the design of these algorithms and neural networks is really a dark art. One of the most interesting things going forward is to see if EDA can bring the same level of rigorous structure to the design of neural networks and design of AI algorithms.” He added, “To me, that is one of the most interesting aspects that connects the world of EDA with the world of AI.” 2019 Under 40 Innovation Awards Panel at DAC From left to right: Huichu Liu, a staff research scientist at Intel; Vijay Raghunathan, professor at Purdue Univ.; Robert Wille, professor at Johannes Kepler Univ.; Rasit Onur Topaloglu, senior hardware developer and program manager at IBM New-generation researchers also expect EDA tool vendors to jump into quantum computing — not in a few years, but today.Robert Wille, a professor at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, said, “Everybody knows about Moore’s Law and design gaps we’ve experienced in decades with conventional computing technology.” Despite the widespread belief that the era of quantum computing is still far away, Wille stressed: “It makes absolutely sense for the design automation industry to start developing efficient and sophisticated EDA tools for Quantum Computing — right now.” What is quantum computing for? The panel, consisting of winners of this year’s Under-40 Innovation Awards, included Huichu Liu, a staff research scientist at Intel, Rasit Onur Topaloglu, senior hardware developer and program manager at IBM, Wille, and Raghunathan.Yunji Chen, professor at the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was another honoree, but couldn’t participate because he was not able to get a U.S. visa in time.Given their diverse backgrounds, the panel covered a lot of ground, touched on diverse topics that ranged from IoT to AI and quantum computing.For a layman, quantum computing is a mystery beyond solution. Asked why the world needs quantum computing, Wille said, “First, it’s important to understand that the quantum computer is not replacing the conventional computer we know.”Instead, he said, it will be one of the many computing technologies of the future. The tech world has high hopes for quantum computers, which show promises, for example, in accelerating the exploitation of huge search bases.Robert Wille“But the first killer app for quantum computing is what’s known as Shor’s algorithm — a quantum algorithm — developed years ago,” Wille explained. “The algorithm will help make factorization much more efficient. This is still considered as the holy grail of quantum computing, as [many believe] this will change the entire world [in theory].” But in reality, “This is still the furthest away.”In recent years, as big industry players such as IBM, Google and Microsoft Research jump into the fray, the quantum computing community is seeing the emergence of new commercial applications. For example, quantum computers can be used “for simulating climate change, solving optimization problems … or… quantum chemistry is a huge topic,” said Wille.So, although the quantum computer’s big goal of factorization is still far away, “We see today a variety of applications where [the use of] quantum computer may be beneficial,” said Wille.Vijay RaghunathanAs promising as this prospect might sound, Purdue’s Raghunathan cautioned that there are big challenges in quantum computing. “From an outsider’s perspective, I see there is a class of very hard problems — computationally hard problems — where quantum computing holds a lot of promise.” Solving optimization problems is one, by computing in the exponential space, for example, Raghunathan. “But the challenge is, how do you really extract true benefits [of quantum computing] for a class of really wide-spread hard computational problems which seem to be all over the place?” Infrastructure for quantum computing Obviously, none of the young innovators expects the EDA industry to stand still. By stressing the need for automation tools for quantum computers, Wille said, “We need them to find out what’s possible to fabricate and what’s possible to design.” He said, “We need to be prepared for the day when quantum computing becomes scalable.”IBM’s Rasit Onur Topaloglu, another young innovation award winner, noted, “We also thought about this problem at IBM…we asked, when do we need automation tools to design quantum computing?”Rasit Onur TopalogluHe said, “We’ve concluded that up until 200 qubits, maybe we can still do it manually.” He added, “I am not going to project when we will reach 200 qubits, but we already have an 80 qubits architecture.” Although there is at least a seven year-gap from academic research to a product, he concluded that the research for design automation tools for quantum computing needs to start today. “When the idea [of quantum computing] takes off, we need those tools in the industry right away.”last_img read more

MS Dhoni becomes most successful wicketkeeper in IPL history

first_imgMS Dhoni overtook Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik to become the most successful wicketkeeper in the history of the Indian Premier League. Dhoni needed 2 dismissals to go past Karthik before the start of the IPL 2019 final between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad on Sunday.MS Dhoni, playing in his 190th IPL match, went past Dinesh Karthik with his 2nd dismissal of the match. He has led Chennai Super Kings to 3 IPL titles and played for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2016 and 2017 when CSK were serving a 2-year suspension.MS Dhoni equalled Dinesh Karthik’s record when he held on to an edge from Quinton de Kock off Shardul Thakur in the 5th over and went past DK in the next over when he took a catch to dismiss Rohit Sharma off Deepak Chahar.IPL 2019 Final, MI vs CSK: Live Cricket ScoreS Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to 8 finals out of the 10 seasons they have played in the Indian Premier League.Dinesh Karthik, who now leads Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League has effected 131 dismissals – 101 catches and 30 stumpings. MS Dhoni now has 132 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in the IPL.Incidentally, Robin Uthappa, who has 90 dismissals behind the wickets and is 3rd on the list, is a regular wicketkeeper. Parthiv Patel, now with Royal Challengers Bangalore, has 82 dismissals from 139 matches while Wriddhiman Saha, with 75 dismissals from 120 IPL matches is 5th in the list.Vizag is a happy hunting ground for MS Dhoni who had scored his first ODI hundred in the city against Pakistan on April 5, 2005. After Sachin Tendulkar was run out for 2, MS Dhoni walked in at No.3 and hit 148 off 123 while Virender Sehwag smashed a 40-ball 74 as India won by 54 runs.advertisementMS Dhoni has several other IPL records to his name.In April 2019, MS Dhoni became the 1st captain to win 100 matches in the Indian Premier League when he led Chennai Super Kings to a 4-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. During a thriller against Royal Challengers Bangalore, MS Dhoni became the 1st Indian to hit 200 sixes in the Indian Premier League. He hit 7 sixes in a career-best 84 not out off 48 balls but Chennai Super Kings lost the game by 1 run.Also Read | IPL 2019 final: Harbhajan Singh miffed with team hotel ahead of MI vs CSKAlso Read | MS Dhoni an era of cricket, not just a player: Matthew HaydenAlso See:last_img read more

An interest in which of the 32 balls get paired with each other

first_imgCARA-BOOOOO CUPWhile the desperation of many football fans to be offended by things of indiscernible consequence seems limitless, the Fiver did at least think some sort of line may be drawn when it came to the scheduling for the third round draw of this season’s Carabao Cup. Not the scheduling of the third round of this season’s Carabao Cup … but the scheduling of the actual draw for it, which is slated to take place in Beijing later this week, at stupid o’clock in the morning for those of us in Blighty with an interest in which of the 32 balls involved get paired with each other.The news that some British fans will either have to set their alarms to follow the Carabao Twitter feed to find out who their team will play or else – nurse, the screens! – simply wait until they wake up and find out at their own convenience a few hours later has caused howls of outrage in some quarters of cyberspace, prompting all sorts of grumbles from the kind of people whose baffling agitation over such nonsense would suggest they have far more important things to worry about.“In staging it in this way it will give the competition both the maximum exposure in the UK, Chinese and south-east Asian markets,” droned an EFL statement, explaining why the draw for the competition is being moved to China. “This is not only an important factor for the EFL but also our new sponsors Carabao, who, like ourselves, plan to use the growing global appeal of the competition to reach new audiences.” Curiously, the draw will not actually be televised in Britain, China or anywhere else, a state of affairs that seems somewhat at odds with the desperation of all involved to reach new audiences, but anyone desperate enough to follow events from China can do so on the social media feed of a sickly sweet Thai energy drink that is named after a Filipino water buffalo. And the irony? Those fanatically interested enough to stay awake until 4.15am (BST) on Thursday will almost certainly probably do so with the aid of an intravenous drip of coffee or a can or two of Red Bull.This is not the first time this season a Carabao Cup draw has caused controversy. Not is it the second. A graphic flashed up following the first spin of the tombola had Charlton playing two different teams, while confusion reigned following the second over which teams were playing at home and which were away. This consistent inability to get things right in what should be a very straightforward League Cup procedure is a little baffling, considering no less a thundering orange-haired imbecile as the current president of the United States of America managed to help conduct it without incident in 1991. “It’s a great game, I love soccer … in high school I played soccer,” said the man who has since claimed to be “America’s greatest defender and most loyal champion”. Oh dear.ON BIG WEBSITE TONIGHTJoin Barry Glendenning from 7.45pm BST for hot MBM coverage of Manchester City 1-1 Everton.QUOTE OF THE DAY“Our chances are not so great but anything can happen. But to be realistic, Celtic will be going through” – fighting talk from Astana manager Stanimir Stoilov ahead of his side’s Champions League play-off second leg against Celtic. Pinterest Twitter features Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Stanimir Stoilov: doesn’t fancy his chances of overturning a 5-0 deficit. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images SUPPORT THE GUARDIANProducing the Guardian’s thoughtful, in-depth journalism – the stuff not normally found in this email, obviously – is expensive, but supporting us isn’t. 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Leeds United’s New Zealand striker Chris Wood is now Burnley’s New Zealand striker Chris Wood following a £15m move.Leicester City have condemned the homophobic chanting that took place against Brighton & Hove Albion.THE RECAPSign up and receive the best of Big Website’s coverage, every Friday, it says here. Seems to be a curious lack of mentions for The Fiver …RECOMMENDED LISTENINGJoin Max Rushden, Jacob Steinberg, Paolo Bandini and pod debutant Ed Aarons for this week’s Football Weekly!STILL WANT MORE? Share via Email The Count, yesterday. Photograph: Laurence Mathieu-Leger/The Guardian Football Topics Share on LinkedIn Facebook Pinterest Twitter One talking point! Ha ha ha! Two talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Three talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Four talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Five talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Six talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Seven talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Eight talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Nine talking points! Ha Ha Ha! Ten! Ten talking points! 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Gareth Southgate will be playing Russian roulette if he picks Wilshere

first_imgJack Wilshere Sportblog Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Sensible Gareth Southgate goes early with his England World Cup picks Pinterest Topics Southgate’s distress that day was made worse by Glenn Hoddle’s insensitivities and the memory, sitting disconsolately on the team bus, of listening to his manager repeatedly shouting: “What were you doing?” in front of all the other players. “The circumstances of the injury galled Glenn,” Southgate later said. “They devastated me. All my life I had worked to get to the world stage, to prove I could do it at the highest level. This was my opportunity to change my international epitaph, to give the public something that might have stood alongside the [Euro 96] penalty miss. And now it was gone.”Equally, perhaps now Southgate is in charge, relying on the fitness of his players and wanting to build a recognisable system of his own, he understands better why “all Glenn could think of was the hole in his side and the probability of having to go from a back three to a back four”.Southgate did not go home from France. He stayed in the England camp and worked slavishly to get fit again, including three-times-a-day sessions with the team’s physios. He was told the injury would usually take five weeks of rehabilitation. He was back within two and came on a substitute in Saint-Étienne when England had their penalty shootout against Argentina.Wilshere, on the other hand, does not do near-miraculous comebacks from the injuries that have sabotaged his career. Plus there is overwhelming evidence that the cumulative effect has dramatically diminished his ability to influence games.Wilshere has managed 10 90-minute performances for Arsenal in the Premier League this season, though only two since 20 January. Last season, there were 15 on loan for Bournemouth and, before that, the last occasion was September 2014. For England, he has managed it only six times. On average, each of his performances in a 34-cap international career has lasted 56 minutes.Against all this, there is still the unshakeable fact that, every now and then, there are flashes to suggest Wilshere can still be a creative force. That is why, of all the selection dilemmas for Southgate, this might be his more difficult choice ahead of Wednesday’s announcement. But they are only flashes. Wilshere has to be vulnerable and, whatever Southgate decides, it is difficult to avoid the reality, as sad as it is, that the man in question will probably never be the player English football wanted him to be.Surely Fifa must see that two voices are stronger than one?That was a fine speech Jürgen Klopp delivered, in absentia, at the Football Writers’ Association annual dinner and particularly impressive in his praise for Rhian Brewster, Liverpool’s teenage striker, for his decision last December to speak publicly about the various incidents of alleged racial abuse he had encountered in his young football career.“During the past 12 months Rhian has established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in English football,” Klopp said. “He has grown and risen in status at Liverpool. He won the World Cup for your country at his age level. He won the Golden Boot at that same tournament. He made his family, his friends, his club and his country, proud. But it was away from the football pitch – and instead in the pages of a UK newspaper – where Rhian made an even bigger impact on the game we all love.”Admittedly, I’m a little biased in these thoughts, as the journalist Rhian asked to tell his story, but Klopp struck jut the right note when he described it “as frustrating and depressing as it is inspirational and uplifting” that it took a boy of 17, as Brewster was then, to speak up in the hope of shaming the sport into doing something about it.Hopefully, in the process it might have given the football authorities a necessary jolt. Yet it isn’t easy to be clear about that last point.Uefa decided there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with his complaint about a Spartak Moscow player from a Uefa Youth League tie. I can understand that – and expected it – on the basis it was one boy’s word against another. Less acceptable, however, is Fifa offering the same excuse of “insufficient evidence” from an incident in the Under-17s World Cup final when it was not just Brewster but his team-mate Morgan Gibbs-White who reported a Spanish opponent. That’s the word of two boys against another – and hard evidence, you or I might assume. Or in the language of Fifa: move on, nothing to see here. Gareth Southgate (left) consoles David Batty after England’s exit from the 1998 World Cup. Batty missed the critical penalty, like Southgate at Euro 96. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Overrated or not, Wilshere will always have a devoted fan club who recall the days when he was capable of shaping elite football matches and the happier times when it was easy to champion him as the great hope, the diamond of his generation.But then, of course, the injuries took hold, and consider what happened when Southgate recalled him for England’s friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy in March. It was Wilshere’s first call-up since that zombie-like performance for Roy Hodgson’s team against Iceland in the European Championship. He trained, he sat in front of the press to say how glad he was to be back and he promised that, this time, he felt better than ever. The headlines were written and then, on the day the team were due to fly to Amsterdam, an old knee problem flared up and he pulled out.If that was a one-off, if it wasn’t part of a wider pattern and so thoroughly predictable, it could be passed off as nothing more than unfortunate timing. Sadly for Wilshere, it was part of a narrative that would already have eliminated him from Southgate’s thinking were it not for the fact that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s ruptured knee ligaments have left England even more thinly spread in midfield than usual.Southgate, after all, knows from personal experience how disruptive it can be when a key player is lost through injury in a major tournament. In the 1998 World Cup, he started England’s first game against Tunisia alongside Sol Campbell and Tony Adams in a three-man central defence. The next day the squad flew back to their base at La Baule in Brittany and had a warm-down on their training pitches. Southgate usually wore strapping around his ankle because it had been weakened by previous injuries. On this occasion he didn’t think it necessary because it was meant to be only a light jog, nothing else. Then David Batty kicked a stray ball high in the air and Southgate, forgetting himself, went to control it, twisted his ankle and felt his ligaments go. It didn’t need an x-ray to know the diagnosis. “Out of the World Cup because of the most stupid injury imaginable.” Twitter Facebook Read more England Share on Twitter World Cup Gareth Southgate comment Reuse this content Share via Email Share on WhatsApp Can anyone remember those days when the common assumption about Gareth Southgate was that he was too gentlemanly, too afraid of upsetting people and, ultimately, too damn nice to succeed in an industry where all the people at the top occasionally have to use their elbows?That nonsense stopped being trotted out once Southgate made it a priority to phase out Wayne Rooney, the player around whom England’s national team had been shaped for the previous decade. Theo Walcott found out he had been jettisoned with a telephone call on the morning of his 28th birthday and Chris Smalling was cast into the wilderness on the basis, as Southgate put it so bruisingly, that England needed central defenders who could play it out from the back. Smalling has helped Manchester United accumulate the most clean sheets in the Premier League but that, as far as Southgate is concerned, cuts no ice. Don’t think for one second that behind the polite demeanour, the perfectly knotted tie and the gentle touches, the manager of the England team is afraid of making the big calls.All of which may be useful in the coming days, with his squad for the World Cup to be announced on Wednesday, if tough questions have to be asked about whether it is still feasible to imagine Jack Wilshere can be the centrepiece of the project.Could anybody be surprised if Wilshere has to be cut free? Disappointed, yes, when England’s options in central midfield are never going to have anyone overdosing on optimism. But surprised? That’s a different matter entirely, when Wilshere is so notoriously fragile that choosing him would be to risk a potential no-show.Roy Keane, a television pundit whose lack of pleasantries should not mask the fact his on-air performances usually involve a hard, withering reality, already appears to have made up his own mind, with various diatribes about the way Wilshere has been “drifting” for too long. The debate, according to Keane, is no longer just about Wilshere’s fitness but more whether the Arsenal midfielder should now be considered “the most overrated player on the planet”. World Cup 2018 Share on Pinterest Share on LinkedInlast_img read more

North Carolina Football: North Carolina Shows Off New ACC Football Patches On Tar Heels’ New Jerseys

first_imgGeneral view of Kenan Stadium.CHAPEL HILL, NC – SEPTEMBER 29: General view of the Military Appreciation Day game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Idaho Vandals during play at Kenan Stadium on September 29, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)Much of North Carolina football’s 2015 uniforms is new. The uniforms themselves are new, with the argyle pattern getting added to the collar of the Tar Heels’ jerseys. The ACC Football patches are new, too. Here they are: View of @theACCfootball patches on the new @TarHeelFootball jerseys. #GoHeels— Jason Freeman (@UNCEquipment) June 9, 2015North Carolina will debut its new jerseys Sept. 3 against South Carolina.last_img read more

Panama Joins Tokyo MOU

first_imgzoom Members of the Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control in the Asia-Pacific Region (Tokyo MOU) have granted Panama, the world’s largest flag state, the status of a Cooperating Member, according to Autoridad Maritima de Panama (AMP).The Tokyo MOU’s Port State Control Committee accepted Panama to its ranks during its twenty-sixth meeting held in Putrajaya, Malaysia.AMP says that the acceptance of Panama to the Tokyo MOU is a tribute to the efficiency and technical quality of the country’s ship register.The AMP Administrator Jorge Bakarat said that by accessing the Tokyo MOU Panama will have the opportunity to obtain detailed information on inspections, deficiencies and detentions of ships in different ports in Asia Pacific,Panama can now also develop direct contacts with port authorities within the Tokyo MOU, which will directly benefit the Panama-flagged ships in the region.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

New Guide for Mikmaq Community Supports Children

first_imgLet’s Play Together / Toqi milita’nej, a Guide for Parents of 4-Year-Olds was launched at the Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre in Halifax today, Sept. 29. The launch featured a reading circle for four-year-olds in the Aboriginal Head Start program with Mi’Kmaw linguist and author Bernie Francis. The guide was designed to help Mi’Kmaq families support early learning through play and contains low- to no-cost activities for parents and caregivers. “As part of government’s overall commitment to treaty education, and a next step in Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education, we are pleased to provide this additional resource,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “All parents want to help their children grow and develop and this guide offers a lot of fun suggestions that families can do together.” Culturally relevant book suggestions are linked with development areas for preschool children and the activities are consistent with Early Development Instrument indicators for children’s developmental health and school readiness. “This guide is a welcome addition to our active and ongoing literacy outreach programs with parents of preschool children,” says Donna Frizzell, director of the Mi’kmaq Child Development Centre. The Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre is situated with the child development centre and will be a strong partner in reaching parents and caregivers. The guide is in addition to the English and French versions of Let’s Play Together released last year. Copies are available for distribution through the Mi’kmaq communities and are available online at read more

Trade human rights on the agenda for Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus China

first_imgOTTAWA – Trade and human rights are among the topics Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intends to raise during a visit to China next month.Trudeau’s office finalized details on Sunday of the trip, which will take place between Dec. 3 to Dec. 7.A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office says Trudeau will promote a progressive trade agenda and tourism initiatives.The Trudeau government has been wrestling in recent months with whether to launch talks on reaching a free trade agreement with China.Sunday’s statement made no mention of free trade and government officials have said no decision has been made on whether to pursue such negotiations.The government recently consulted with businesses, academics and civil society groups and a report of the talks warned that such a deal could kill Canadian jobs and make it difficult to compete with China’s lax labour and environmental standards.“A strong relationship with China is essential to creating jobs, strengthening the middle class, and growing the Canadian economy,” Trudeau said in Sunday’s statement. “I look forward to meeting again with China’s leaders to strengthen our relationship and set the stage for even greater trade and investment co-operation.”The statement also said Canada intends to continue frank dialogue with China on topics like human rights and good governance.Trudeau is to start his visit in Beijing where he is to meet a number of Chinese leaders including President Xi Jinping. He is scheduled to move on to the city of Guangzhou where he’ll give the keynote speech at a global business conference and meet with various business leaders about trade and investment.Trudeau made his first official visit to China last year.China is Canada’s second biggest trading partner. Canada’s exports to China totalled nearly $21 billion in merchandise last year.last_img read more

Critical moment for sustainable development UN chief tells major financing forum

Inga Rhonda King (centre), seventy-fourth President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), chairs the Financing for Development Forum of ECOSOC Session 2019. Also pictured (left to right): María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the General Assembly, , by UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Ministers, senior UN officials, high-level finance officials, civil society, business representatives and local authorities, are meeting at UN Headquarters for the four-day FfD Forum, as it is known for short.Mr. Guterres said climate change, greenhouse gas emissions and technologies disrupting labour markets, were a major challenge, saying “We are here today as part of an effort to coordinate an urgent global response to reverse these trends”.“Simply put,” he spelled out “we need more money to implement the Sustainable Development Goals”.Noting that development aid remains essential, “especially for the poorest countries”, the UN chief shone a light on the importance of countries themselves generating more funding, including by increasing tax revenue and the impact of investment.“National policy frameworks are key to reducing risks, creating an enabling business environment, incentivizing investment in public goals, and aligning financial systems with long-term sustainable development”, he stated.‘Broad transformation’ neededInga Rhonda King, President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) opened the meeting by highlighting that while progress has been made, “we have not seen the broad transformation that we need, to achieve the SDGs by 2030”.Pointing to economic and other risks, she homed in on “climate change, from the Caribbean to the Sahel”, which has actively reversed development gains; rising debt levels, which stifle investment in sustainable development; and increasing trade tensions dampening economic growth and inequalities within countries.To address these risks, Ms. King stressed the need to: renew commitments to global multilateral cooperation; align financing frameworks to integrate the 2030 Agenda into national development strategies; and accelerate the financing of sustainable development.“This Forum represents a critical milestone that sets the tone for the year ahead” she said. “There will be hundreds of millions of people will be suffering from extreme poverty by 2030 if business remains as we do it today”, with nine-out-of-ten of those affected, in Africa. “Actions are required today”, he exclaimed.As an outcome of the spring meetings he said “we need bold and urgent reforms in development policies and financing” to achieve job growth opportunities and sustainability in the next decade. Youthful demographicsDelivering a keynote address, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore and Chair of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance highlighted the importance of mobilizing young people.Noting that the size of the “youthful bulge” in our populations “vastly exceeds what we’ve seen before”, he said “the largest challenge” was that “we are not prepared to create the jobs required” for them.We are ill-prepared by “every measure” of education, skills development and ability to provide young people with decent jobs”, he lamented.Mr. Shanmugaratnam painted a picture of a failure to create jobs intersecting with other global challenges, such as climate change, loss of the world’s biodiversity and the spread of infectious disease, as having consequences that would surpass just economic costs. Inclusive economic growth 📈#ClimateAction ♻Reduced inequalities 🙋🙋‍♂️We need to increase #Fin4Dev investments in the #GlobalGoals! The #FFDForum brings key actors together this week to make this happen. ℹ📺— Global Goals (@GlobalGoalsUN) April 15, 2019 Wanted: 600 million ‘decent jobs’María Fernanda Espinosa, President of the General Assembly, noted that while global economic growth has remained steady, it was not enough just to support the 2030 Agenda.She underscored the need to generate “600 million new decent jobs” up to 2030, which requires policies to take advantage of public and private SDG funding; mobilizing national resources by targeting tax policies, and more international tax cooperation to deal with tax evasion. “A sustainable development future requires investing now, in the present”, she maintained. “Now it is time to act, to take decisive steps to make the promise to ‘free the human race from the tyranny of poverty’ a reality and contribute to make our Organization more relevant for all”.‘A delicate moment’ for the economy“The world economy right now is at a delicate moment”, said the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Tao Zhang, echoing the outcome of the World Bank and IMF’s spring meetings in Washington last week.While global expansion continues, he stated that it was at a slower pace than anticipated.“We need to do better”, he spelled out, noting that stronger medium-term growth will be “essential for developing countries” to achieve the SDGs.He detailed three “complimentary and reinforcing areas of policy action” to address this, namely, domestic policies to build resilience and promote inclusion; upgraded international cooperation; and the commitment to work together on broader global challenges.Actions required todayFrom the World Bank, Mahmoud Mohieldin, Senior Vice President for the 2030 Development Agenda, UN Relations, and Partnerships, said that “business as usual, simply put, will not get us into ending extreme poverty by 2030”. read more

Kristian Kjelling joins BSV Silkeborg

VELUX EHF CL TOP 16 team, Danish vice-champion BSV Silkeborg has signed two years deal with Norwegian star Kristian Kjelling. Kjelling was in connection with many teams, but on the end he decided to stay in Denmark. Aalborg’s player was also close to go back to Norway, but Drammen HK hasn’t financial potential to attract the most famous national player. ← Previous Story David Korazija to join Metalurg Skopje Next Story → EHF CL: Silkeborg – Barcelona “sold-out” in three hours! BSV SilkeborgKristian Kjelling read more

The 9 at 9 Wednesday

first_img Wednesday 1 May 2019, 8:45 AM Get the 9 at 9 News audio The 9 at 9: Wednesday Unrest in Venezuela continues, man charged after Antrim ATM theft and uniformed gardaí to march in Dublin’s Pride parade. By Gráinne Ní Aodha Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL Share1 Tweet Email center_img Source: Shutterstock/Elena VeselovaEVERY MORNING brings you the stories you need to know as you wake up.1. #VENEZUELA: President Nicolás Maduro denied plans that he intended to flee to Cuba as opposition leader Juan Guaidó called on the military and the public to revolt.2. #PSNI: A 31-year-old man has been charged in relation to the theft of an ATM at Nutts Corner in Co Antrim and is to appear in court later today.3. #UP-SKIRTING: Revenge porn is to be outlawed under amendments to new legislation to be approved by Cabinet today.4. #US SHOOTING: Two people have been killed and four more have been wounded in a shooting at the University of North Carolina.5. #STORMONT: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has urged Sinn Féin and the DUP to make “concessions” in order to break the deadlock in Stormont, reports the Irish Times. 6. #THUMBS UP: The National Transport Authority is to launch a social media and poster campaign this month highlighting the need to respect taxi drivers.7. #IN LIMBO: A healthcare worker who cancelled her lease after accepting a HSE job in a different province found out through media reports that she couldn’t take up the new position because of a recruitment freeze.8. #LGBT+: Uniformed members of An Garda Síochana will take part in Dublin’s gay Pride parade for the first time this year.9. #FACEBOOK: After admitting that the social media giant “doesn’t have the strongest reputation on privacy right now, to put it lightly”, Mark Zuckerberg revealed changes to the site, including a ‘crush list’ and a ‘meet new friends’ option. [BBC]On the go? You can now listen to the 9 at 9 as an audio bulletin from, supported by Volkswagen. Get started by hitting the button below. May 1st 2019, 8:03 AM 8,378 Views No Comments last_img read more

Melbourne cafe forced to pay 1600 to Instagram influencer

first_imgLegacy, a cafe in Camberwell, has been ordered to pay Instagram Influencer Chloe Roberts $1,600 after a verbal agreement between both parties went sour.The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal compared Ms Roberts’ service to that of a billboard and ruled that she was entitled to be paid for posts that she later deleted, ‘prematurely’ according to the cafe.Ms Roberts is a gym and fitness “ambassador” and social media influencer, who appears on her accounts wearing scanty clothing. She often posts photographs with food, while working out or on the beach. She gets paid around $1,200 for posting photos of herself with various product placements.Legacy cafe advertises with social media posts created by influencers, and owner Con ‘Costa’ Katsogiannis approached Roberts to help him attract customers by using her image as a youthful influencer.Katsogiannis met with her to settle a debt and increase her pay from $200 to $300 after she increased her Instagram followers from 80,000 to 123,000 people.The relationship between the two soured when Katsogiannis found that the posts were no longer there.The cafe was ordered to pay Ms Roberts $1,600 that is two-thirds the sum originally sought. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Two brothers drown in Netrokona

first_imgTwo brothers drowned in a canal at Chanpur village of Netrokona’s Mohanganj upazila on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are Tamim, 5, and Shamim, 4, sons of Alam Miah of the village.Locals said the brothers were playing with other children on the canal bank around 1:00pm.Shamim suddenly fell into the canal and drowned. Tamim jumped into the canal to save his younger brother but he too drowned.Gaglajur union parishad chairman Habibur Rahman said locals recovered their bodies after an hour’s search.last_img read more

Works by eminent print makers of India featured at NGMA

first_imgAs a part of India’s first Print Biennale being organised by the Lalit Kala Akademi (LKA), a parallel exhibition titled ‘Eminent Print Makers of India’, began on March 26 at the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), New Delhi. Speaking at the opening of this exhibition, Chief Guest, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, mentioned, “I congratulate the Lalit Kala Akademi for organising the very first Print Biennale of the country. Both the LKA and NGMA have been serving Indian art in their own ways, but coming together for India’s first Biennale is a historical occasion. This is a significant step for not only keeping the printmaking form of art alive but also to add some new experiments and ideas in it.” Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe exhibits on view consist artworks of the living masters of Indian printmaking such as Jyoti Bhatt, Sanat Kar, Devraj Dakoji, PD Dhumal, Vijay Kumar, RM Palaniappan, Dhruv Mistry, Kavita Nayar, Krishan Ahuja, Yusuf, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Walter D’Souza and many more. A major attraction of the exhibition is a segment featuring the Pioneers of Printmaking which is nostalgic and reflective of the golden era of this practice.Speaking on behalf of the artist community of India and abroad, C S Krishna Setty, Administrator, LKA said, “Asia and the Indian subcontinent have inherited a long and historically significant legacy of printmaking. Our earlier generations of printmakers were hugely influenced by the art aesthetics of this medium from Asian sources and their works thus establish a link between their countries. Exhibiting their works on a prestigious platform such as the National Gallery of Modern Art has given the community of art lovers an opportunity to savour this historicity at close quarters.” Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking on the occasion Advaita Gadanayak, Director General NGMA, reiterated this viewpoint strongly, saying, “This exhibition presents works of art of prominent Indian printmaker practising for more than 30 years. I extend my gratitude to the Lalit Kala Akademi for organising the first Print Biennale India 2018 that gives us an opportunity to look forward to new innovations in the art of printmaking.”The exhibition also provides visitors from India and abroad with a rare privilege to see first-hand, original works that are historic game changers of Indian art. The selected works are in a remarkably well-preserved condition as also representative of the prime years of their art makers’ practices. The exhibition will be on view to the public till April 22. The Academy will host a workshop by expert Anupam Chakravorty and also on Paper Conservation by Arpan Mukherjee at NGMA. Two collateral projects by Sanchayan Ghosh and Amit Mukhopadhyay shall take place at Lalit Kala Akademi during the exhibition.last_img read more

FILE In this May 2 2018 file photo actress Re

first_img FILE – In this May 2, 2018, file photo, actress Rebel Wilson struts across the stage as she is introduced to speak at College Signing Day, an event honoring Philadelphia students for their pursuit of a college education or career in the military at Temple University in Philadelphia. Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher. The 38-year-old best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” movies was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) Rebel Wilson back in Australian courts in defamation appeal by The Associated Press Posted Jul 11, 2018 10:43 pm PDT Last Updated Jul 12, 2018 at 2:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img MELBOURNE, Australia – Rebel Wilson has applied to Australia’s highest court to increase the comic actress’s payout from a defamation case against a magazine publisher.The 38-year-old, best known for parts in the “Pitch Perfect” and “Bridesmaids” movies, was awarded in September an Australian record 4.6 million Australian dollars ($3.5 million) in damages.A Victoria state Supreme Court jury found that that German publisher Bauer Media defamed her in a series of articles in 2015 claiming she lied about her age, the origin of her first name and her upbringing in Sydney.But three judges on the Court of Appeal last month upheld an appeal by Bauer and slashed Wilson’s payout to AU$600,000 ($454,000).The appeal court ruled that the trial Judge John Dixon should not have compensated Wilson for film roles, including “Trolls” and “Kung Fu Panda 3,” which she testified she had lost due to the damage the articles had done to her reputation.She was also ordered to pay 80 per cent of Bauer’s legal costs in mounting its appeal.Wilson lodged an application to the High Court late Wednesday to restore Dixon’s ruling. The High Court registry made the court documents public on Thursday.The Court of Appeal overturned Dixon’s finding that Wilson’s career had been on an “upward trajectory” before the articles, instead saying the judge had given “a picture of the plaintiff’s career trajectory that significantly overstated its success and ignored its hiccups.”According to court documents, Wilson’s lawyers will argue Dixon was correct, and that he was also correct in finding the articles caused a “huge international media firestorm” affecting Wilson’s career and reputation.The lawyer will also argue the Court of Appeal was wrong in concluding Wilson needed to prove economic loss by showing a project had been cancelled.A single High Court judge will hear Wilson’s application at a date yet to be set.The judge would then either reject her appeal or rule that the full bench of seven judges will hear it.last_img read more

Police uncover sham marriage racket

first_imgTwo men from Bangladesh and India and a Bulgarian woman have been detained in Larnaca on suspicion of conducting sham marriagesPolice initially conducted a search on Saturday at the Lythrodontas home of a Bangladeshi man, 34, where they found various documents and identity cards of female Bulgarian nationals.The man told police that the documents had been given to him by a 42-year-old Bulgarian woman with whom he had agreed to set up a sham marriage racket.Later in the day, the Bangladeshi led immigration officers to the house of a man, 30, from India where they found another Bulgarian woman, also 30.The pair told police that the 34-year-old was the man who arranged their wedding, conducted at Aradhippou town hall in December 2016.The three were arrested by police on Saturday and brought before a court the next day. They were remanded in custody for five days.Police issued an arrest warrant for the 42-year-old woman.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoYahoo SearchResearch Compact SUVs. New SUVs May Make You Want To Trade Yours In Today – See For Yourself!Yahoo SearchUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more