Shiv Sena blames demonetisation for farmer crisis

first_imgThe Shiv Sena on Wednesday hit out at the Centre for pushing debt-ridden farmers into greater despair and allowing their farms to fall into ruin by brandishing the “knife of demonetisation.”In an editorial in its mouthpiece Saamana, the bickering ally also questioned the apathy of the government towards the agricultural sector at a time when industry and the services sector received periodical boosts for their development.“After years, monsoon last year brought hope to farmers and they had a bumper production but the knife of demonetisation led them to sell their produce at dirt cheap rates. They couldn’t even recover their input costs and as a result, debt ridden farmers plunged deeper into losses,” the Sena said.The government, it said, came to power with the promise of developing the agriculture sector. But today, it keeps threatening to get the sector taxed.“It is easy to win elections right from panchayat to municipal corporations. If you have the money, you can win an election even on the moon. This does not mean people are your servants. To understand farmers feelings, it needs to be understood that they are not mere vote banks,” it added.The Sena edit also sought to know why the BJP was shying away from a loan waiver if it could spend “hundreds of crores” in elections.“If the CM says he will only talk to real farmers leaders, then only real farmers from the government should hold talks with those real farmers’ leaders. But, does your government have a single real farmer?” it asked.Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had on Monday said the government would talk only to protesting farmers and not others and that the government would not enter into a dialogue with those trying to agitate farmers.The Sena said that those questioning the wastage of farm produce during the strike should also answer if there wasn’t any wastage when farmers were not agitating.“Prices of crude oil have plummeted to lowest levels, but did inflation cease? Last year, there was bumper crop production due to good monsoon, but did prices of vegetables come down ? Three years passed by, but were promises of ’Acche Din’ delivered,” the Sena asked.last_img read more

Ronaldo scores a hat trick, passes Pele in goals table

first_imgSpain Latvia Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick to move past Pele on the list of all-time international goalscorers as Portugal beat Faeroe Islands 5–1 to stay close to Switzerland at the top of Group B in World Cup European qualifying.Ronaldo netted with a neat volley from inside the area then added two other goals to surpass the Brazil great and move into second place on the list of Europe’s all-time scorers with 78 goals. He’s six behind Hungary great Ferenc Puskas. Pele scored 77 goals for Brazil.Ronaldo scored twice in the first half and once after the break to reach 14 goals in seven Group B matches.The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring with a side-volley by the far post. He added his second by converting a penalty kick and the third came after a neat fake shot that fooled a defender and left him open in front of the goal.William Carvalho and Nelson Oliveira also scored for the defending European champions, which have won six straight matches since their opening loss at Switzerland.Switzerland overcame poor pitch conditions in St. Gallen to defeat Andorra for its seventh straight victory in Group B. The match was interrupted in each half as workers came on the field to clear standing water.The Swiss reached 21 points—three more than second-placed Portugal—and is guaranteed to finish first or second in the group. The winner automatically qualifies for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while the runner-up has to go through a playoff.Haris Seferovic scored just before halftime and again after the break, and Stephan Lichtsteiner added the final goal for the 3—0 victory.Hungary kept pace with Switzerland and Portugal thanks to a routine 3–1 win over last-placed Latvia. Tamas Kadar and Adam Szalai scored for Hungary in the first half and Balazs Dzsudzsak added the third following the break after Gints Freimanis had pulled Latvia closer before halftime. However, Hungary stayed a distant third with 10 points.The victory left Hungary five points clear of fourth-placed Faeroe Islands. SHARE SHARE EMAIL SHARE September 01, 2017 Hungary football × Switzerland cristiano ronaldo COMMENT cristiano ronaldo Published on COMMENTSlast_img read more

Cricket Association of Bihar supports Lodha committee’s recommendations

first_imgCricket Association of Bihar (CAB) on Friday said it supports the Justice Lodha committee’s recommendation to make each state as full member of the country’s apex cricket body. The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up BCCI for its reluctance to comply with the recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel.”As of today, 11 states, including Bihar, north eastern states, Pondicherry, are not even full members of the BCCI.Therefore, the promotion of the game of cricket and the rights of the young cricketers are getting affected,” CAB secretary Aditya Verma said in a statement on Friday.Verma said BCCI is not functioning according to its constitution and does not provide monetary support for development of sports infrastructure in the states which don’t have full membership.”It is pertinent to mention that not a single penny is released by the BCCI for developing infrastructure to the said states who are not its full members,” the statement said, adding that young cricketers, due to the disparity, cannot play first class cricket in their respective states.”A large state like Bihar is not even the member of the BCCI since 2003, while as states like Gujarat and Maharashtra have seven votes each in the election process of the BCCI,” it said.”The disparity in the functioning and promotion of the game of cricketis therefore writ large in our country where cricket is not just a game but a religion.”last_img read more

Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Almost identical so which one is a better choice?

first_imgIt is as if there is some behind-the-scene bonhomie going on between Oppo, OnePlus and Vivo. Of these, Oppo and Vivo already have phones out in the market that have identical features and design. And it seems that OnePlus too may join the gang soon with the OnePlus 6T.Vivo recently launched the V11 Pro that shares a lot of design elements with Oppo’s newly launched F9 Pro. Both the phones come with waterdrop notch, with the selfie camera embedded inside the phone’s frame. The same is expected of the upcoming OnePlus flagship – the OnePlus 6T. Rumours suggest that the OnePlus 6T, which is expected to launch on October 17, will come with a waterdrop notch and embedded fingerprint sensor, another feature that it is expected to share with the Vivo V11 Pro.But more about the OnePlus 6T later. For now, let’s talk of the Vivo V11 Pro and the Oppo F9 Pro that have been already launched.India Today Tech reviewed the V11 Pro and the Oppo F9 Pro and found both the smartphones to be equally good in a lot of aspects. In the design and battery department, the Oppo F9 Pro wins, sort of. The Oppo F9 Pro is a better-looking phone and also delivers a few extra hours of battery backup compared to the V11 Pro. But if you’re looking for a phone that’s fast enough to handle daily usage smoothly and has a bright display, V11 Pro is the apt choice. Both the phones come with the latest software, rear mounted dual cameras and a 25-megapixel selfie camera on the front.advertisementThe V11 Pro is slightly (around Rs 2,000) more expensive than the Oppo F9 Pro. But then, the V11 Pro, as we mentioned in our review, is perfect in every way. Almost. The V11 Pro is available in India for a price of Rs 25,990, while the Oppo F9 Pro sells for Rs 23,990.Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Better lookingHere the Oppo F9 Pro is better than the V11 Pro. Sadly, both the phones come with a plastic back cover, which is quite disappointing to see in phones priced above Rs 20,000. The back panels of both the phones look glassy, but they are made of plastic. Comparatively, the plastic used to build the Oppo F9 Pro is of (somewhat) better quality than the Vivo phone. The F9 Pro feels premium in hand, while the V11 Pro doesn’t. The rear panel design id possibly the only area where I feel Vivo could have put in more effort.Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Brighter displayThe V11 Pro comes with a bigger and better display compared to the screen of the Oppo F9 Pro. The Vivo phone comes with a beautiful 6.4-inch screen that uses a Super AMOLED panel and the bezels all around the phone are almost non-existent. The phone comes with 2340 x1080 pixels resolution, aspect ratio of 19:9 and screen to body ratio of 91.27 per cent. The Oppo F9 Pro, on the other hand, sports a tall 6.3-inch FHD+ display with 2340x1080p resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90.8 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Display is one of the best aspects of the Vivo V11 Pro. The Oppo F9 Pro display is also fairly good, but not as good as the Vivo phone. Whether inside a room or under the blazing sun the Vivo V11 Pro gets bright enough with the brightness level around 40 to 50 per cent. The colours also look pretty real and vibrant. In our review of the V11 Pro we had said: “People who like watching videos on their phones will love the Vivo V11 Pro. Its screen is absolutely stunning and one of the best things about the phone.” Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: FasterYet again, I feel V11 Pro is a winner. The V11 Pro is “buttery smooth” as mentioned in our review. The phone can not only handle basic usage, but is also capable of running heavy GPU games pretty much smoothly. In our V11 Pro review we had mentioned: “Run Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and several other apps together and the V11 Pro will still run smoothly. The smartphone doesn’t show any visible lag or stutter, whether you are switching between apps or scrolling through Facebook news feed or playing graphics-heavy games like Asphalt 8.” The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 processor, and is paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. There is support for the microSD card of up to 256GB. The Oppo F9 Pro, on the other hand, comes with n octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with ARM Mali-G72 GPU paired with 6GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage.advertisementThe Oppo F9 too is capable of smoothly running basic apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter. But there are times when you do notice some lag on this phone. Here is what we said in our review: “The amount of memory offered with the F9 Pro can sufficiently handle multitasking and graphic heavy games with ease. We played PUBG for a good half an hour and the phone barely got warm. There were some occasional stuttering and drops in frame rate early on but it was mostly a smooth sailing. Apps are quick to open and load and general performance throughout the UI will largely be lag-free.”Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Better cameraBoth the V11 Pro and Oppo F9 Pro are more or less the same as far as the camera setup is concerned. The V11 Pro comes with a dual-pixel camera setup on the rear panel that uses a primary 12-megapixel sensor and secondary sensor of 5-megapixel sensor for portrait shots. The Oppo F9 Pro, on the other hand, comes with dual cameras on the back that includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash support. Both the Vivo and Oppo cameras support portrait mode and AI scene recognition, among others. The V11 Pro is capable of capturing detailed pictures with spot-on colours in good lighting. Not only that, the Vivo phone is also capable of clicking decent pictures in tricky lighting. The bokeh shots, however, could have been worked upon, as the pictures often appeared artificial with blurred out edges. The V11 Pro also comes with several camera modes like AR stickers, panorama, HD, among others. The camera app also comes with Google Lens support.Comparatively, the Oppo F9 Pro’s camera could have been better. The Oppo phone also managed to click decent pictures with fair amount of details, but the pictures often turned out to be oversaturated. We can expect Oppo to resolve this issue in the next software update. In our review of the Oppo F9 Pro, we had mentioned, “In good lighting conditions, photos come out sharp with mostly good colour reproduction, although it tends to get a little oversaturated at times, especially the reds and blues.” In one camera area where the Oppo F9 Pro proves to be better than V11 Pro is in portrait shots. The Oppo phone is capable of clicking pretty decent bokehs in good lighting conditions, while evenly blurring the background.On the front, both the Vivo and Oppo phone include a 25-megapixel sensor with lots of AI. Both the V11 Pro and F9 Pro are capable of capturing good, detailed selfies. The colours, however, often looked washed out, thanks to the added layer of filters that the cameras put on the pictures to beautify it. Selfies clicked with both the phones tend to smoothen the facial features and the clarity takes a dip, but not significantly.advertisement Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Long lasting batteryBoth the phones last one full day with ease in a single charge. The Vivo V11 Pro comes with 3400mAh battery and supports fast charging. Vivo calls the technology dual-engine charger, which I feel is much faster than the OnePlus Dash charger as well. The Oppo F9 Pro, on the other hand, houses a 3,500mAh battery with VOOC flash charge support, which the company claims can offer 2 hours of talk time in just 5 minutes of charge. Overall, as for the battery life, both the V11 Pro and the Oppo F9 Pro can last a day, the latter can actually go on for more than a day, probably 1.5 days.Vivo V11 Pro vs Oppo F9 Pro: Which one should you buy?This is a tough question to answer, as both the phones are equally good in their own way. The V11 Pro is around Rs 2,000 expensive than the Oppo F9 Pro, but for its high price, the Vivo device does offer a lot more than the Oppo phone.The V11 Pro comes with in-display fingerprint sensor and also IR face unlock, which unlocks the phone in a blink of an eye. The best bit is, the IR face unlock works even in the dark or low light, unlike the face unlock that only uses the front camera, a feature inside the Oppo phone. The Oppo F9 Pro comes with rear-mounted cylindrical fingerprint sensor. Overall, I feel the Vivo V11 Pro is a better buy for its price. For Rs 2,000 more you can get in-display fingerprint sensor, Super AMOLED display, IR face unlock, better hardware, among others. The Oppo F9 Pro too is a fairly good phone, but we do feel that it would have been a better deal if it was priced around Rs 2,000 less.last_img read more

IRClass Wins ERS Contract for 33 SCI Ships

first_imgzoomHead of Technical for IRClass, C. R. Venugopal. Image Courtesy: IRClass Ship classification society Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has secured a five-year contract from India’s largest shipping company, The Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), to undertake emergency response service (ERS) for 33 vessels.The contract, effective from the end of February 2019, will cover oil tankers, bulk carriers and containerships.According to IRClass, the ERS is aimed at providing technical support by way of an assessment of the damage stability as well as longitudinal strength of any vessel involved in a major incident such as grounding, collision or fire.Issues potentially arising from such incidents include excessive trim/heel, loss of stability, progressive flooding, structural impairment, etc.On alerting the relevant communication channel, IRClass team starts to recreate the status of the vessel, by using a pre-developed 3D hull model and applying the data received from the vessel.As explained by the classification society, the reliability of the service is established by way of mock drills conducted periodically.SCI currently has a fleet of 63 vessels comprising tankers, bulkers, boxships and offshore supply vessels, according to the company’s website. The fleet has a total market value of more than USD 1 billion, VesselsValue’s data shows.last_img read more

SI suspended over laxity in Ghaziabad

first_imgGhaziabad: A police post-in-charge of Bathla police station under Loni was suspended by Ghaziabad SSP over laxity in his duties after a dairy owner was robbed of Rs 1 lakh 86 thousand on Tuesday.Senior police officials said that the cop remained off the duty without informing his seniors while the crime rate under his jurisdiction was at high in past few months. According to police, the 45-year-old sub-inspector has been posted in Ghaziabad district from last one year. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarNeeraj Jadaun, Superintendent of Police (rural) told Millennium Post that the Sub-inspector has been suspended for his unauthorised absence and lapses in investigations in almost every case. “The incident came to light when a boxer from Loni area was attacked by unidentified assailants and victim’s family members have staged a protest questioning role of police. It was revealed that at the time of incident, the sub-inspector was in Baghpat without informing his seniors or taking permission.” Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”Another incident occurred on May 28 when a dairy owner was robbed with cash in Bathla area. At that time also the sub-inspector was in Meerut for his personal reasons without taking any permission while no information of his absence was given to any of his senior police officers,” said Jadaun. The officer further said that an internal enquiry has been set up into the matter. “The cop has been suspended for indefinite time period while we are investigating whether he remained careless throughout his official tenure. Appropriate actions will be followed once the investigations are completed,” added Jadaun.last_img read more

Moroccan Women at Top of Francophone African Businesswomen

Rabat – Moroccan businesswomen dominate Francophone Africa, according to a ranking made by the weekly Jeune Afrique. In their ranking of the 50 most influential businesswomen in the region, Moroccan company executives occupy the top of the pavement, headed by Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun, president of the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM).1. Miriem Bensalah-ChaqrounCEO of Les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès S.A., a leading company listed on the Stock Exchange of Casablanca, specialised in water and bottling, Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun holds an MBA in International and Finance Graduate of the University of Dallas and is an alumna of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and University Paris IX – Dauphine, France.She is also the CEO of the Holmarcom Group, owned by her family and one of the five largest industrial, commercial and financial groups of Morocco, a board member of Bank Al Maghrib, the National Central and Reserve Bank of Morocco, and Chairperson of the Euro-Mediterranean Center of Mediation and Arbitration.According to the Jeune Afrique, Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun was destined to become the first president of the CGEM, because “the business world has long recognized her leadership qualities.” “She is a member of the boards of many prestigious companies such as Eutelsat, Suez and the central bank of Morocco, to name a few. In April, she will also be added to those of Renault-Nissan,” notes the publication, stating that many leaders who meet her praise her talents as a negotiator. 2. Mama Tajmouati Mama Tajmouati is Chairwoman & Chief Executive Officer at Société Nationale d’Electrolyse & de Pétrochimie (SNEP). She has been a member of Ynna Holding’s board of directors since its inception and has also been the wife of the late Hajj Miloud Chaabi and his adviser since the founding of the group.Mama Tajmouati is now in charge of the family group. In April 2016 she was unanimously appointed the group’s Chief Executive Officer by the group’s directors after a general meeting. 3. Rita ZniberZniber came third in Jeune Afrique’s ranking as the CEO of Diana Holding, a $3 billion (annual sales) agro-industrial conglomerate. Founded in 1956, the group has diversified businesses working in agriculture, wine-making, bottling of water and soft drinks, trading and distribution.She also established in 1992 the Rita Zniber Foundation, a non-profit organization in Morocco helping orphans find a home. She began in 1982 by helping children abandoned at birth in maternity hospitals. Today, the foundation has two centers that provide a home to 350 children until their adoption.4. Salwa Idrissi AkhannouchOne of Morocco’s most powerful businesswomen and one of North Africa’s wealthiest female entrepreneurs, Salwa Idriss Akhannouch is the founder and chief executive officer of the Aksal Group, a Moroccan leader in luxury goods, department stores and shopping malls.The Aksal Group, which attracts 15 million visitors every year and generates an estimated turnover of 5 billion Moroccan dirhams ($514 million), owns a 50 percent stake in the Morocco Mall, one of Africa’s largest shopping centres, built at a cost of over $240 million in 2007.5. Nadia FettahAfter graduating from the Parisian business school, HEC, Nadia Fettah made her debut at the consulting firm Arthur Andersen. She founded Maroc Invest in 2000, before joining CNIA in 2005. Since then, she has become CEO of Saham Assurances.Ghislane Guedira, Executive Director of Finance and Management Control at the OCP; Ghita Lahlou COB of Saham Santé and Phone group; Ghita Lahlou Executive Director of the Moroccan Equipment, Supply & Import company; Nadia Fassi-Fehri CEO of Inwi; Sarah Kerroumi Ynna Holding’s General Secretary; Lamia Tazi CEO of Sothema; Laila Mamou Wafa Salaf’s Executive Director; and Intelcia’s Deputy Director-General Najat El Jebari occupy the 7th, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 20th, 28th and 29th places of this ranking.This ranking was based on a pre-selection of more than 100 leaders from the largest companies in Francophone Africa, prepared by the editorial staff of Jeune Afrique on the basis of three criteria: the company’s workforce, highlighting its social status, its turnover, highlighting its economic strength; and the supposed influence of the company executive, which reflects both the position it occupies within the organization and its ability to influence economic and political decisions at the national and international levels. read more

Case of cryptocurrency firm QuadrigaCX to return to a Halifax courtroom today

HALIFAX — The bizarre case involving the cryptocurrency firm QuadrigaCX is expected to return to a Halifax courtroom today.The Nova Scotia Supreme Court has been asked to determine which law firms will represent 115,000 QuadrigaCX clients, who are owed as much as $260 million in cash and cryptocurrency.The court-appointed monitor overseeing the search for the money said it recently found more than $900,000 in digital assets.However, Ernst and Young also revealed that someone at QuadrigaCX “inadvertently” shifted about half of those crypto-coins into a site that is now inaccessible to the company.The Vancouver-based exchange was shut down Jan. 28 after the sudden death of its CEO, 30-year-old Gerald Cotten.He led his five-year-old virtual business from a home north of Halifax.The Canadian Press read more

UPS 2Q profit dfrops 4 per cent as customers opt for its

DALLAS – UPS said Tuesday that second-quarter profit fell 4 per cent as customers shifted from premium toward lower-priced shipped services.The company called the results disappointing and said it was adapting to the changing market.Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Co. and rival FedEx Corp. are losing some high-priced business as international shippers switch from premium next-day air deliveries to two-day or three-day services. UPS Chairman and CEO Scott Davis told analysts on a conference call that the shift could be temporary due to a lack of new technology products from Asia.“On the other hand, some of the trade-down is likely permanent,” Davis added, because of improved manufacturing supply chains and more global trade among nearby nations.For pallet-size international shipments, cargo carriers such as UPS are facing more competition from passenger airlines, which are loading more freight in the bellies of their new, wide-body jets. Since the airlines are operating the flights anyway, they often charge lower freight rates to fill up the cargo holds.UPS is looking to re-ignite growth by targeting developing countries and growing industries such as health care. It is expanding ship and other inexpensive delivery options, and it is offering new services to consumers such as letting them change the date or address for deliveries for an extra fee. The company has also been trimming costs by retiring older planes and reducing missed deliveries.“We’re managing through a slower economic environment and adapting accordingly,” chief financial officer Kurt Kuehn said in an interview.UPS said that it earned $1.07 billion, or $1.13 per share, down from $1.12 billion, or $1.15 per share, a year earlier.The delivery company tipped off investors about the headline number two weeks ago, so analysts were expecting the lower earnings per share.Revenue rose 1.2 per cent to $13.51 billion but was lower than expected. Analysts had forecast $13.59 billion, according to a FactSet survey. Costs rose 2 per cent.UPS shares tumbled on July 12 after the company foreshadowed the quarterly results and lowered its full-year outlook. It blamed the shift toward slower but cheaper shipping services, overcapacity in the worldwide air freight business, and slowing in the U.S. industrial sector.The effect of those changes showed up in disappointing performance in the company’s freight-forwarding and international package-delivery businesses. The company’s supply chain and freight unit earned 21 per cent less in operating profit than a year ago.The company predicted that earnings per share will grow by between 4 per cent and 13 per cent during the second half of this year compared with the same period in 2012. UPS still expects a full year adjusted profit of $4.65 to $4.85 per share, which would be an increase from $4.53 per share last year.UPS, with a fleet of jets and an armada of brown trucks, delivered 15.7 million packages a day during the quarter, up 2.3 per cent.Shares of UPS fell 10 cents to close at $87.51 Tuesday. They were up 19 per cent for the year as of Monday’s close. by David Koenig, The Associated Press Posted Jul 23, 2013 8:13 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email UPS 2Q profit dfrops 4 per cent as customers opt for its less-expensive shipping services read more

Northwest Mining Association changes name to better reflect membership

first_imgThe Spokane-based Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) has changed its name to the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA). This change comes “after an all-encompassing 18 month process led by the Association’s Board of Trustees with significant membership input.” The NWMA states that while it is changing its name and brand, the mission remains the same: “The Association has long been recognised as the national voice for mineral exploration and access to public lands, and it will continue to advocate for its membership while educating policy makers and the public that mining is the beginning of the supply chain and minerals are the ingredients of life.”Rich DeLong of Enviroscientists, the 2012 NWMA President, summed up the reasons for the change: “The Association’s membership has evolved far beyond the traditional northwest, with more than 65% of its membership outside the northwest encompassing 42 states, seven Canadian provinces and 10 other countries. NWMA had developed a nationwide reputation for its work on behalf of the mineral industry; especially its work on federal mining, environmental and public land issues, and the name no longer accurately reflected who we are and what we represent. The new name reflects more closely the diversity and location of our membership.”Louie Cononelos, the Association’s 2014 president stated: “This is an exciting time to be a part of the American Exploration & Mining Association as it continues to represent the mining industry with a new name that underscores the importance of exploration to our industry and more accurately reflects who we are and what we do.” The new website of the American Exploration & Mining Association is www.miningamerica.orglast_img read more

Facebook a recruté le hacker GeoHot

first_imgFacebook a recruté le hacker GeoHotLe jeune Georges Hotz, hacker bien connu aux Etats-Unis, a été embauché par le réseau social de Mark Zuckerberg.Outre-Atlantique, on adore les histoires de brigands qui finissent embauchés par de grandes entreprises ou même des administrations, comme Leonardo DiCaprio dans le film Arrête-moi si tu peux. C’est l’histoire qui vient d’arriver à Georges Hotz, alias GeoHot. Ce petit génie de l’informatique s’est fait connaître en réalisant le premier jailbreak de l’iPhone, avant de déverrouiller une PlayStation 3 afin d’y installer des logiciels tiers cette année, explique Zdnet. Une histoire qui lui a valu d’être dans le collimateur de Sony pendant plusieurs mois…GeoHot a finalement été embauché par Facebook le 9 mai dernier. On ne connaît en revanche pas la fonction qu’il occupe, mais il semble que ses compétences font qu’il travaille sur les projets d’applications mobiles du réseau social.Le 28 juin 2011 à 12:13 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

BAHAMAS Thirty Percent of NTAs Cohort 8 Employed at Point of Graduation

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 29, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes applauded the National Training Agency (NTA) for efforts that yielded a group of graduates, 30 percent of whom by completion of their studies had already gained employment, and 45 percent were being considered for employment.At the ceremonies at NTA on Thursday evening, January 25, 2018, the Minister said special thanks were to NTA for facilitating the first ever cruise line workforce recruitment exercise with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line that hired 120 Bahamians and has plans to hire 200 Bahamians annually.  Minister Foulkes also anticipated NTA Family Island expansion in the near future.A total of 215 students of “Cohort 8” graduated from NTA (National Training Agency) and received their certificates, pins and awards.  Four weeks of “soft skills” training followed by 10 weeks of technical skills training (14 weeks total) produced certified individuals in Hospitality, Allied Health, Auto Body, Office Procedures, Microsoft Office/Quickbooks, Customer Service, Retail Business Skills, and Teacher’s Aide.Special Award recipients were: Janet Darling, Menelik Darling, Willisha Penn, Livingston Munroe, Brennika Coleby, Micquelle Rolle, D’Angeria Taylor, Ebonee Turnquest, Kyle Scriven, Dymond Moss, and Niketra Rolle.Cohort 8 recipient of the esteemed ‘Executive Director’s Award’ was Steffon Miller.  He began his speech by quoting Malcolm X, saying: “The future belongs to those who prepare today”.  He reflected on his experiences at the NTA while highlighting that his favourite memory was a teamwork exercise.   Steffon extended special congratulations to his classmates who were trained in Microsoft Office 2013 and all passed the national examination.   Mr. Miller also gave special thanks to his teacher, Mrs. Bethel and ended with a reminder that “Together we can make a difference… put God first.”Minister Foulkes congratulated students who completed “competency based training where they gained employments skills that the country needs for a globally competitive work force.”  The Minister also highlighted the six hearing-impaired students among the graduates.  He undertook to ensure that NTA is open and accessible to all Bahamians, just like it was to these graduates, free of charge.Executive Director of NTA Gadville McDonald said to the graduates, “You have done it.  Tonight, you make us proud.”  He also shared a personal perspective: “We all can grow, and grow we must. You all have grown.”  He ended by assuring the graduates that NTA will be contacting them to applaud them along their journey and inform them of further training programs.By: Sydnei L. Isaacs Photo caption: NTA Graduation, January 25, 2018 – Students, parents, instructors, and officials in attendance.  Minister of Labour, Senator the Hon. Dion Foulkes is shown presenting training certificate to Steffon Miller, who was also the recipient of the ‘Executive Director’s Award.’  NTA Executive Director Gadville McDonald is at left.(BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)last_img read more

United lacked mad dogs in midfield Mourinho

first_imgJose Mourinho has blamed his midfielders’ lack of bite in the middle of the park for their recent stalemate against Southampton at St Mary’s stating they lacked “mad dogs”The Saints went 2-0 up after 20 minutes courtesy of Stuart Armstrong and Cedric Soares but the Red Devils levelled proceedings to 2-2 before half-time thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ander Herrera.But Mourinho felt his side would have done better if they had fought valiantly in the middle, claiming his midfielders did not understand that “simplicity is genius” when trying to link the defence to the attack in a lifeless second half.“We lost so many balls in midfield, so many balls in our transition to the last third that it was difficult to have that continuity,” he told BT Sport and equally cited on FourFourTwo.“We did so well in the last 15, 20 minutes of the first half, we chose to connect to the attacking players by transporting the ball, the right choice of pass, accelerating the game, but in the second half, we went back to that dynamic.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“The players don’t understand that simplicity is genius. They keep, keep going to complicated football. But [there was] good spirit, good fight, a great example of players fighting until the limit. I would say, as positive examples, Marcus Rashford, Phil Jones, many others showing that respect for the shirt.“The second goal was a direct free-kick and the first was because we didn’t press enough the ball, which is something we do wrong. It doesn’t matter the system we play, it has to do with the characteristics of the players.“We don’t have many – I hope people understand what I mean – we don’t have many mad dogs, who bite the ball all the time. Scott and Matic did a very positive job for two midfield players and Phil Jones leads that group of three in a way we are totally in control.“What we needed to improve in this game is simplicity in midfield. By losing so many balls in midfield, we broke that dynamic that normally leads to goals.”last_img read more

Santiago Solari confirms Karim Benzema injury

first_imgReal Madrid manager Santiago Solari has confirmed that Karim Benzema fractured his finger during the win over Real Betis, according to FourFourTwo.The Frenchman picked up the injury during Sunday’s 2-1 victory at the Benito Villamarin, which was sealed by a late free-kick from former Betis star Dani Ceballos.Benzema landed heavily on his right hand and was in obvious discomfort as he was taken off shortly before the end of the first-half.The former France international did not return for the second half with youngster, Cristo Gonzalez coming on in his place for his LaLiga debut.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.Solari confirmed Benzema fractured his finger during his post-match conference but gave no timescale on the striker’s expected time out on the sidelines.Madrid find themselves in a mini-injury crisis with forwards Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz both injured while midfielders Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio and Marcos Llorente all missed the trip to Betis.The European champions are in Copa del Rey action away to Leganes on Wednesday, after winning the first leg 3–0 last week.Los Blancos then host third placed Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu next weekend, looking to overtake them in the league standings.last_img read more

3 men arrested after armed robbery chase in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – Three men are waking up behind bars after, police said, they robbed a cell phone store, Tuesday night.The armed robbery happened at an AT&T store near Northwest 186th Street and 87th Avenue in Miami.According to officials, investigators spotted a Nissan Altima matching the description of a car used in a robbery in the area of Southwest 117th Avenue and 170th Street.A chase ensued and police said the car was involved in a hit-and-run with another vehicle. The men inside took off running and police set up a perimeter to catch them.“Those subjects, at that point, exited the vehicle,” said a Miami-Dade Police spokesperson. “They fled and the officer quickly established a perimeter in the area.”Two guns were recovered during the investigation, and the three suspects were arrested.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

AVCP elects first female traditional chief

first_imgIn a historical election, Bea Kristovich is the first woman to be elected traditional chief of the Association of Village Council Presidents.Download Audio“I think I’m still in shock,” she responded when asked about her new position.Bea Kristovich is the first woman traditional chief of AVCP. Photo- Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.With the second day of the AVCP 51st Annual Convention pushing into its 12th hour Wednesday, the association delegates elected Kristovich as 2nd traditional chief of AVCP.“Women were always left out over the years,” Kristovich said, “the men were the leaders. But over the years, there’s been more people, or more ladies, more women getting more active, going into active roles as leaders from the villages. And they’re still silent. But I think being the first one, it will show these other younger generations that they can do it.”The traditional chief acts as a figurehead, opening meetings, saying prayers and offering traditional knowledge. But Kristovich, who belongs to the Native Village of Napaimute, wants to do more that. As chief, Kristovich said, she wants to encourage leaders to speak openly. To do that, they will have to challenge their cultural upbringing.“We weren’t raised that way to be open or talk about people or argue or stuff like that,” Kristovich explained.She also says she wants older leaders to retire so younger leaders can step forward to learn about tribal issues.“I want them to be united,” Kristovich continued. “You know, there’s 56 villages, and they’re still separated by Yukon, Kuskokwim, and our area. And I think if we were all united, we’d be so strong. We could stick together and fight for issues that are very important for our people and our villages. It would work.”Kristovich has been working for native issues and education for over 40 years. She helped work towards ANCSA and served on the state school board.last_img read more

Who picked them up

first_imgAniruddha Kumar Roy, Shamim Ahmed, and Syed SadatThree people have recently been abducted in the busy area of the capital, according to separate video footage available with police.     The law enforcing agencies, however, are yet to find any clue in connection with these latest incidents of abductions.In a space of six days, three people were abducted, triggering panic among the public. Even the relatives of the victims are not willing to talk to media.  On 23 August, a group of nine people identifying themselves as members of law enforcing agencies forced a banker to get into a microbus in front of Khana Basmati Restaurant at Paltan in the capital, according to CCTV of the restaurant just opposite of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque.Earlier on 22 August, a number of plainclothesmen halted a private car under Banani flyover on the airport road. They forced the car’s passenger BNP leader and also ABN Group managing director Syed Sadat Ahmed to get into a microbus.Sadat Ahmed, son of former army officer, is a member of executive committee of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and also vice president of Chittagong South.According to the family members, he was preparing to contest the national election from Raozan in Chittagong.His wife filed an abduction case with Cantonment police station in connection with the incident.Deputy commissioner of Gulshan zone police Moshtak Ahmed said, “The investigation is going on. The Detective Branch is also working.”Nine people, who had had their lunch from Khana Basmati Restaurant, allegedly abducted banker Shamim Ahmed who was entering the restaurant for lunch.A worker of the restaurant Mainul Islam served food to nine people.Speaking to Prothom Alo, he said first two persons entered the restaurant, and then seven people.Seven people were addressing two persons as ‘sir’, he added.They were served rice, vegetable and meat, Mainul said.According to CCTV of the restaurant, one of the two persons wearing light blue full-sleeved shirt and another in a light blue polo T-shirt were eating. They were also gossiping. Seven people were sitting at another table.Another CCTV of the restaurant shows Shamim, who came from head office of IFIC bank, was being picked in front of the restaurant at 1:42pm. The CC camera also shows that a group of people was pulling a man, and they forced the man into a microbus and locked the gate. The security guard of the restaurant Khan Bahadur wearing a cap was also seen in the camera.      Khan Bahadur told Prothom Alo that some people were dragging a man [Shamim] in a suit. At one stage, the man fell into a drain and people gathered around him. The abductors, then, picked him up and took him away in a microbus.Shamim’s wife Shilpi Ahmed filed a general diary (GD) in this regard with Paltan police station.Paltan police station officer-in-charge, Mahmudul Haque, said on Monday they could not make any progress to find out Shamim neither any case was filed.An investigation related police officer, however, said, “Those who picked Shamim up are beyond our reach.”IFIC Bank’s Public Relations Department head and Shamim’s colleague Asaduzzaman told Prothom Alo that they have no idea about those who abducted him. Businessman Aniruddha Roy was picked up on 27 August from 72 Gulshan Avenue’s Union Bank office. Security guard Fakrul of the bank said that he did not see but heard that a gentleman was picked up on a microbus.A family member of Aniruddha said that they think he might have been abducted following a feud over business.Aniruddha had a partnership business with a ruling party member of parliament. Recently, the partnership broke up.This incident has video footage, as well.According to the investigating officials, Aniruddha was not abducted by any professional criminal groups. Analysing the footages, they said the abduction was conducted by trained people and those who were carrying out the abduction were introducing themselves as members of a special force.Gulshan police station officer-in-charge Abu Bakar Siddique said that they found a hint of business related conflict.A video footage taken by the Union Bank’s CCTV cameras shows three persons are picking up a man on a silver coloured microbus at 4:19pm in front the bank.Aniruddha’s car driver Shah Alam, and others are also there in the footage.Shashwati Roy, wife of Aniruddha, said that her husband went to the bank for a loan.When asked if she has any suspects, Shashwati said, “I don’t want say anything. Can’t say through what we are passing our days. Please, do something for the sake of our son,” she said.Contacted, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Asaduzzaman declined to comment on this issue.* This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam and Imam Hossain.last_img read more

HC slams failure in timely procurement of mosquito repellents

first_img.The High Court on Monday observed that the government along with the two city corporations of Dhaka cannot shirk the responsibility for their failure to timely procure effective mosquito repellents to destroy Aedes mosquitoes, the vector of dengue virus, reports UNB.  Mentioning that people are dying of this mosquito-borne disease, the court said it will pass its order on Wednesday on whether a judicial inquiry commission can be formed to look into who are responsible for the failure to procure mosquito repellents. The HC bench of justice Tariq ul Hakim and justice Md Shohrowardi came up with the observation after receiving progress reports submitted by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) and Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on the procurement of effective medicine to kill mosquitoes. Lawyer Sayeed Ahmed Raza stood for the DSCC and Toufiq Enam Tipu for DNCC while deputy attorney general Kazi Mainul Hasan and assistant attorney general Saira Fairoz represented the state. Raza said two kinds of mosquito repellents brought from India are being sprayed in different areas of the city since 10 August. Besides, a report provided by the local government ministry said the work to formulate a long-term plan to tackle dengue, chikunguniya and other mosquito-borne diseases is underway. The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) also informed the court that the number of dengue patients is coming down. On 25 July, the High Court dubbed the existing dengue scenario in the country worrying. On 22 July, it summoned the chief health officers of the two city corporations to appear before it on 25 July to explain their failure in controlling mosquitoes in the city.On 16 July, the High Court had asked the authorities concerned to take effective measures within 24 hours to destroy Aedes mosquito for preventing the spread of dengue and chikonguniya. According to the DGHS, 91 per cent dengue patients returned home from hospitals across the country after full recovery since 1 January last while a total of 64,765 patients were admitted to hospitals during the period and 59,030 of them were discharged after recovery.In 24 hours till 8:00am on Monday, some 1,625 dengue patients left hospitals against the hospitalisation of 1,251. Currently, 5,562 patients are being treated at different hospitals and clinics, according to the DGHS Health Emergency Operation Centre and Control Room. Of them, 3,081 are taking treatment in Dhaka and 2,481 outside the capital. The DGHS also raised the death toll from the mosquito-borne disease to 52 from Sunday’s 47.last_img read more

Ready Or Not For Kindergarten Some Research Says Enroll Anyway

first_imgLA Johnson/NPRWhen I was 4 years old, my parents faced a decision. My birthday is in late November, so should they send me to kindergarten as the youngest kid in my class? Or, wait another year to enroll me? — A practice referred to as academic redshirting.Since I was already the oldest sibling, they decided it was time for me to experience something different. So, they sent me to school.For me, the age gap didn’t really matter until my freshman year at college when I was only 17 and couldn’t vote in the 2012 presidential election with everybody else. Feeling left out, I started to wish my parents had waited to put me in school. But, Diane Schnanzenbach, an education professor at Northwestern University, and Stephanie Larson, director of Rose Hall Montessori School, have made me think twice.The two recently published an article on the emotional and economic toll that redshirting can have on students, despite all its praise from writers like Malcolm Gladwell.I spoke to Schnanzenbach about why it might not be worth the wait. This interview has been edited for clarity.What about your article contributes to the research on redshirting that’s already out there?I guess what I’ve learned is that it’s really useful to put those things into terms that people can understand.I have found since I started working in this area, every couple of months I would get an email from some random parent somewhere saying, “I read Malcolm Gladwell and I was doing a Google search of things, so I just thought I’d write to you directly.” And they’ll ask these really intelligent questions.Of course, the goal of this article was to try and present more information so that parents feel equipped to make the decision that they think is best for their kid. Certainly, we don’t think never redshirting is the right idea, but we did think it was going to be useful to provide additional info, especially to the type of parent who wants to understand [what the data shows.]Even though kids won’t start kindergarten until the fall, many parents have to decide now whether to enroll them. What should parents keep in mind before making their decision?Let me answer you with an anecdote. When Stephanie and I were writing — this was back in December and January — at the time, my daughter is finishing up preschool and going to start kindergarten the next year. We were not thinking about redshirting her, but the thought crossed my mind because she was not talking. It was very upsetting that she wasn’t talking, and we had taken her to speech therapy and that didn’t really go anywhere. She just wouldn’t talk. And between January and today, some switch has flipped in her.Anybody who has kids can relate to that. But of course, it makes you nervous as a parent because you can’t really predict what my kid is going to be like in September. Our advice is: As you’re weighing these pieces, keep in mind the kid in September might be quite different from the kid in April.What seems to be the biggest reason that parents choose to delay their kids’ enrollment into kindergarten?It really does seem to be emotional development. In the data you can see, clearly, that this happens most for boys who are born in the summer time to highly educated parents. They want [their kids] to be able to walk tall into a classroom, advocate for themselves, be an active participant in their learning.I want to tell the story of Julia from our church. She was so bright and so self-possessed. And she was just annoyed that the boys weren’t behaving well enough. And for her parents to say, “Oh, we’re going to redshirt her because she’s short.” You’ve got to be kidding me. There’s nothing you’re gonna do here to make her not short. These kids are going to drive her nuts. That’s the piece that I really worry about.In the article, you write that redshirting can even have a financial effect on students — an $80,000 decrease in earnings. Can you elaborate on that?It is only one additional year in the workforce, but it was fun to do that calculation and see, how much money is that going to be worth?Every year, typically, you get a raise over time. You add up all of that, and [by the time you retire], you’ve just been in the labor force one [less] year. And that does add up. Often times when you see people talk about this issue, they’ll talk about, “Oh, you should give your child the gift of time.” And as an economist, I want to respond, “Actually, it’s the cost of time.” You’re imposing an $80,000 lifetime cost on them by holding them back if it really doesn’t improve their outcomes.In that case… Thanks, Mom and Dad. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit Sharelast_img read more