New Delhi: Growth of eight core industries dropped to 0.2 per cent in June, mainly due to contraction in oil-related sectors and cement output, according to official data. The government also revised downwards the growth rate of these eight sectors for May to 4.3 per cent from the earlier estimate of 5.1 per cent.The eight core sector industries — coal, crude oil, natural gas, refinery products, fertiliser, steel, cement and electricity — had expanded by 7.8 per cent in June last year. These core industries comprise 40.27 per cent of the weight of items included in the Index of Industrial Production (IIP). Crude oil output, which has shown negative growth in the past one year, contracted by 6.8 per cent in June, as per data of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe output of ‘refinery products’ too registered de-growth for the second month in a row. The contraction was 9.3 per cent in June 2019 as against a growth of 12.1 per cent in the year-ago period. The natural gas segment too posted a de-growth in June. Cement production, which was showing growth in the previous months, slipped into the negative zone. As per the data, the segment posted a contraction of 1.5 per cent during the month under review. However, steel and electricity production showed a growth of 6.9 per cent and 7.3 per cent, respectively. The fertilisers segment also posted a growth of 1.5 per cent in June, reversing the de-growth registered in the previous two months.
October 18, 2019
New Delhi: An event organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind at the Talkatora stadium led to massive traffic snarls in central Delhi on Monday, officials said. Commuters coming towards Lutyens’ Delhi were stuck in a mile-long jam due to the ‘Aman and Ekta Sammelan’ organised by the outfit. The event witnessed the participation of close to 16,000 people. The Delhi Traffic Police had warned commuters against taking the route in the morning. “Traffic will remain heavy on Talkatora Marg and Vandemataram Marg due to a function at Talkatora Stadium. Kindly avoid these stretches,” it had tweeted.
October 17, 2019
HALIFAX — Federal officials are looking into how a Saudi man may have fled Canada while facing sexual assault charges, as legal experts suspect the Middle Eastern kingdom’s embassy played a key role.Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland told reporters in Sherbrooke, Que., that it’s cause for concern when any person skips bail while facing serious criminal charges, and said, “in that particular case we are looking into it.”Lee Cohen, a veteran Halifax immigration lawyer, said the likeliest scenario is that the Saudi embassy provided Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi with travel documents to leave, as his passport was being held while the 28-year-old awaited trial in Sydney, N.S.Alzoabi’s whereabouts remain a mystery, but a court document says a sheriff unsuccessfully tried to locate Alzoabi on Dec. 8, and quotes his lawyer at the time as saying the young man had “fled the country some time ago.”Crown prosecutors say Alzoabi had $37,500 of his bail posted by the Saudi Arabian embassy last year in relation to the alleged sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement of a woman between Aug. 1, 2015, and March 26, 2017.Robert Currie, a professor at the Schulich school of law at Dalhousie University, says the case is similar to an incident just over a decade ago where another Saudi student managed to return to his country as he faced sexual assault charges in Halifax, even though his passport had been seized.He said if Saudi Arabia is assisting students who are facing trial in Canada to escape justice then it is a “flagrant violation of international law,” and Ottawa should demand explanations.The Saudi embassy has refused to provide any comment to media outlets since the story first became public last week.The Canadian Press
October 11, 2019
12 October 2010The head of the United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire today urged the international community to deploy enough election observers to monitor the West African country’s presidential election on 31 October to enhance the credibility of the poll results. Speaking at a seminar for international election observers and members of the diplomatic corps, Y. J. Choi, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the mission, known as UNOCI, said more observers working together will be able to cover larger geographical areas to effectively monitor the long-awaited poll.He outlined to the participants of the two-day seminar what UNOCI had been able to accomplish in support of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC).“All ballot papers have been transported to the interior of the country, as well as heavy electoral materials such as ballot boxes and polling booths,” Mr. Choi said. “All the materials are being transported in time.”The Chairman of the IEC, Youssouf Bakayoko, said the seminar had given him the opportunity to explain the operational aspects of the election.“This seminar is a forum for the IEC, UNOCI and the diplomatic missions to exchange ideas on all questions pertaining to the legal, material and logistical organization of the election,” said Mr. Bakayoko. He described the national and international observers as “sentinels” of the integrity and transparency of the election.The elections were supposed to have been held as far back as 2005, but have been repeatedly postponed, most recently from March this year.Civil war broke out in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002 splitting the country into a rebel-held north and a Government-controlled south.The UN mission has been providing logistical and technical assistance for the preparations for the presidential polls. Established in 2004, it is also tasked with facilitating other aspects of the peace process, including those related to disarmament and the reunification of the country.
October 8, 2019
The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) the venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was taken to the remand prison from the Homagama Magistrate’s court after tense situation arose this evening.Several monks and supporters of the BBS General Secretary protested near the court and threatened to commit suicide if Gnanasara Thera was not released. The protesters prevented the police and prison guards from taking the monk in the prison bus but eventually he was taken in another vehicle. The Fort Magistrate later withdrew the arrest warrant after Gnanasara Thera surrendered to court.In May last year the police arrested Gnanasara Thera after a warrant was issued against him after he failed to appear before Court over his alleged participation at a protest in front of the Bribery and Corruption Commission in violation of a Court order. He was freed on bail. (Colombo Gazette) In October last year he surrendered to the Fort Magistrate after a warrant was issued for his arrest on the charge of contempt of court. The Homagama Magistrate issued an arrest warrant yesterday on the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena, the venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera.Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was produced before the Homagama Magistrate today and remanded till February 9. The arrest warrant was issued after the monk had allegedly disrespected court during proceedings into the disappearance of journalist Prageeth Eknaligoda.Later outside court the monk had slammed the Government for arresting soldiers in relation to the case.This is the third arrest warrant issued against Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera over the past several months. The venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera was arrested today after he surrendered to the police in Homagama.
October 7, 2019
About $1,000 worth of meat is missing after a theft on Alma Street North in Hagersville.Haldimand OPP say an employee at the Hagersville Legion noticed the storage freezer was empty on July 21.Police say the theft occurred between 10 p.m. on July 20 and 9:15 a.m. July 21.OPP continue to investigate is asking anyone who may have noticed any suspicious persons or vehicles, or who may have any information regarding this incident to contact them at 1- 888 – 310 – 1122.
October 6, 2019
In their latest expression of concern over strife in Nepal, United Nations human rights officials today urged both the Government and opposition protesters to refrain from violence in demonstrations planned for tomorrow to impel King Gyanendra to restore suspended parliamentary rule and democratic rights. “To the security forces, I stress that it is precisely during times of large demonstrations that the observance of international standards requiring minimum necessary force and restrictions on the use of firearms is most essential,” the Nepal representative of the Office of the UH High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Ian Martin, said in a statement. “I call on the commanders and all members of security forces to fulfil their legal obligations in policing these demonstrations, to prevent injury, and to respect and preserve human life,” he added of the two-week-long protests in which 14 people are reported to have been killed and scores injured. “To the organizers and participants of the demonstrations, I call upon them to make every effort to ensure that demonstrators respect the rights of others, including the right to life and security of person,” he said, adding that they should not throw rocks and other projectiles, destroy public property, or attack people believed to be Government infiltrators. It was the latest of a series of statements issued by OHCHR-Nepal in recent days in which the office has deplored the “grossly excessive use of force” by police and army troops. The office said it “is deeply concerned by the growing number of instances in which security forces have fired live ammunition as well as rubber bullets.” The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said hospitals in Kathmandu, the capital, are reported to be overcrowded, with victims injured by bullets and batons. Tear gas-induced respiratory tract problems are the most common ailments. Human rights officials are keeping a list of prominent journalists and civil society leaders who have been arrested after taking part in peaceful demonstrations. OHCHR-Nepal is concerned that the conditions under which they are being kept are not adequate or suitable for prolonged detention. The new expressions of concern were the latest in a series voiced by UN officials from Secretary-General Kofi Annan on down as worsening violence has marked the pro-democracy demonstrations against the king’s suspension of parliamentary rule. Mr. Annan, who has been calling for the restoration of “democratic freedoms and institutions” ever since the king dissolved parliament, imposed a state of emergency and suspended civil liberties in February 2005, called on him earlier this month to take “courageous steps” to find a way avoid further bloodshed in the impoverished, strife-torn kingdom.
October 2, 2019
Ontario’s lieutenant-governor met with a group of Brock University students and researchers Wednesday to discuss environmental sustainability, mainly how to understand and bring ‘social’ aspects back into sustainability discourses.Less than three months after taking office, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell said the discussion on environmental sustainability was just getting started.“We have so much in this province,” Ms. Dowdeswell told a group of close to 40 in the sixth floor of Brock’s Plaza building, which is a hub of the University’s increasingly renowned environmental sustainability activities. “We are so rich in terms of resources, human resources, and have so much to contribute to the rest of the world. We are doing some of that and we don’t talk about it and we don’t let people know about it.”Ms. Dowdeswell engaged in a roundtable discussion with many of the faculty and students from Brock’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC).“I think the answers will continue to be looking systemically and holistically at things, which make for great conversation but not a very good track record in terms of delivering,” she said. “Finding ways in which we can focus on systemic issues and responses, real problem solving as opposed to standing up on a platform and finger pointing, is part of the way ahead.”First-year Sustainability Science and Society graduate program student Katrina Krievins said the lieutenant-governor’s visit and discussion “validates what we are interested in researching here in the program and in the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre.”“It shows that it’s very important in Ontario and the world.”Brock scientist Ryan Plummer, Director of the ESRC and driving force behind the new graduate program, said the lieutenant-governor’s visit so early in her term is an honour for the University, and a strong signal about the importance of sustainability initiatives.“I’m invigorated by the lieutenant-governor wanting to talk to Ontarians and, specifically, get the social aspect of environmental sustainability on the agenda,” he said. “We need to think innovatively about different mechanisms to make that happen.”The visit caps off a year in which Brock was awarded a UNESCO Chair for sustainability research, and also launched the new Sustainability Science and Society graduate program that grants a master’s in sustainability.Before she became the Queen’s representative in Ontario this fall, Ms. Dowdeswell had a distinguished career as an internationally-recognized executive, including terms as Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Program.
September 25, 2019
Mrs Uriely told her son: “Mummy’s here.”She told the inquest: “I said: ‘I’d never let anything bad happen to you.”‘She said she spoke to staff about the “worst case scenario” but was told she was on a “wild goose chase”.There was no improvement in Michael’s condition on August 21, the inquest heard.Mrs Uriely made an appointment with Dr Aisha Laskor, believing that her son had been prematurely and inappropriately discharged from hospital.She felt the prospect of leaving him untreated for the weekend was “frightening” and felt that at this stage it was “imperative” that the referrals she had requested were sorted.The inquest heard that Dr Laskor expressed shock that the hospital had failed to treat Michael – but the two women disagree about what was said during the appointment.”Your recollection is completely different,” the coroner said. She told the inquest he said that Michael was “not in this category”.Mrs Uriely told the inquest she made requests for Michael to be referred to an asthma clinic as well as Great Ormond Street Hospital, but these requests did not materialise before his death.She said she was told on one occasion that Michael’s condition “didn’t require it”.Michael was admitted to the Royal Free Hospital on August 18 and discharged at 8pm the same day.He was readmitted on August 19 and sent home again the following day.On August 18, Mrs Uriely said she thought he was having the worst asthma attack she had ever seen him having.But she said she was told: “You don’t really need to be here. You should go home.”She told the inquest: “I said: ‘I can’t go without you doing some sort of test.”‘ Michael was a big sports fanCredit:PA A tragic, unnecessary death of a bright young talent… https://t.co/HuN2RbOXqx— Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) March 15, 2017 He suggested she was saying that to “justify” her decision to send him home.Later in her evidence, a tearful Dr Laskor said: “I was still questioning my decision that evening.”Asked if Mrs Uriely appeared to be “desperate”, the doctor said: “I would have to say that no, she did not appear desperate.”Michael, who played for Barnet Knights Chess Club, died on August 25 after he collapsed in the early hours and never regained consciousness.At the time of his death he had been competing in the Mindsports Olympiad, an international multi-disciplined competition which includes chess.A memorial chess tournament was held for Michael in April last year and December’s Super Rapidplay at the London Chess Classic 2016 was also held in memory of him. I was still questioning my decision that eveningDr Laskor Dr Laskor said she was “concerned enough to consider calling for an ambulance”, but decided not to send him to hospital.She said her “gut instinct” was to send him back to hospital, but she said Mrs Uriely told her he was better since he was discharged – something Mrs Uriely says is untrue.The doctor said she told the Urielys to stay in the waiting room for 20 to 30 minutes after the appointment so that if they needed to see her again they could do so.Representing the Uriely family, Adam Korn put it to Dr Laskor: “It’s not true, is it, that Mrs Uriely said Michael had got better?” Michael’s mother Ayelet Uriely said in a statement that she was “devastated beyond words” about the loss of her son, who she described as “highly gifted”.Westminster Coroner’s Court heard that there were chances to treat Michael in the months before his death.While dealing with Mrs Uriely’s statement to the inquest, Coroner Dr Shirley Radcliffe said: “There was 11 opportunities within seven months to appropriately test, diagnose and treat him.”The inquest heard Mrs Uriely “felt strongly” that her son was denied basic care. As early as February that year, Mrs Uriely asked a doctor about the chances of her son dying as she felt his condition was deteriorating. Mrs Uriely said they were told “something like we were wasting their time”, and that Michael would grow out of asthma.The child was brought back to the hospital in the early hours of August 19, and by this stage was having violent bouts of vomiting as well as a bloated chest.The inquest heard he was told that he was “hysterical” and not having an asthma attack.Mrs Uriely was told he was being discharged that afternoon but she said she told staff: “I am scared my son will die tonight”.She also said Michael himself said he was “afraid to die”, adding that he was “not the kind of person to say something like that”. Doctors missed 11 opportunities to treat a nine-year-old chess champion in the months before he died of chronic asthma, an inquest heard.Michael Uriely, who was one of the UK’s brightest prospects in the game, was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London twice in the days before his death after he suffered violent coughing and vomiting fits which left him struggling to breathe.The national chess champion, from St John’s Wood, north-west London, died on August 25 2015, five days after being discharged from the hospital for the second time.In the months before his death the Westminster Under School pupil was also seen by NHS GPs, as well as having private doctor appointments. Mrs Uriely said Michael’s father Roy took their son out of the room and she asked the doctor about “the likelihood of death”.She said he responded to her by saying: “What are you talking about?” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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September 25, 2019
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Earlier this year the Health Secretary revealed that he is at heightened risk of developing prostate cancer as he urges the NHS to roll out gene testing more widely.Matt Hancock said tests found he has a 15 per cent chance of suffering prostate cancer by the age of 75 – a risk about 1.5 times greater than the average man.The Health Secretary, 40, said the news had left him worried, saying he would be seeking a blood test from his GP, and ensuring he did not miss any screening appointments.But critics accused him of “astonishing ignorance” saying his score would not be considered high risk, and could come down to a “margin of error”The NHS normally only provides PSA blood tests – which can show an increased risk of prostate cancer – from the age of 50, if requested. There is no NHS screening programme for prostate cancer. Five million Britons will be offered free gene tests on the NHS, helping to predict their risk of major diseases.Under the plans, individuals will be able to volunteer to receive personalised reports, setting out analysis based on their DNA.Ministers said the anonymised data will be used to develop a new generation of personalised treatments.Experts said this would allow individuals to make lifestyle changes, or ensuring they are targeted with the right medications, But plans to give healthy people the option of paying to have their DNA analysed by the NHS are understood to have been scrapped. Health officials said a £79m Government investment, backed by £160 million from charities and businesses, would be used to support research on early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease including dementia and cancer. Health Minister Nicola Blackwood said: “Prioritising life-saving research and innovation means we can unlock solutions to deadly conditions like cancer, dementia and heart disease – saving lives and securing the health of the next generation.“To achieve this we must harness the power of technology, so I am delighted with today’s investment from businesses and charities – a huge boost for healthcare innovation which will help patients lead longer, happier lives.”
September 22, 2019
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you hit the road.1. #RIP: The young boy killed after falling from a cliff in Ballycastle, County Antrim has been named as Logan Crawford, who was from the town.2. #TICK TOCK: The deadline for Domino’s Pizza to pay a ransom of €30,000 to hackers in France and Belgium who have hijacked hundreds of thousands of customer accounts is just two hours away.3. #HUNT PRAYERS: The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has said it is unacceptable that some priests “endorse cruelty” by blessing hunts.4. #TRANSPLANT: The independent senator David Norris has undergone a liver transplant and says he is “a bit feeble”.5. #BANNED: Forced marriages have been banned in Britain today. The new legislation also makes it a criminal offence to force a British national into a marriage abroad.
September 21, 2019
Whenever a blockbuster title is about to hit, video game retailers are going to look for ways to maximize profit off of that popularity. Amazon, GameStop, and Best Buy are already starting to sing their siren song to the tune of pre-order bonuses, trying to lock-in sales for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.For some consumers, it may be a little early to even start thinking about a November 13th title launch. But when taking into consideration that its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3, reportedly sold around 9.3 million on launch day alone, retailers realize the enthusiasts are already gearing up for its release. And each retailer wants to make sure they’re the number one pushers for this “niche” crowd.Amazon is offering an exclusive Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 digital wallpaper, which will be sent two days after placing your order. Granted, you can also find it all over the internet today if you Google “Amazon Black Ops Exclusive Wallpaper.”GameStop, on the other hand offers something a little more tangible: a two-sided poster and, for PowerUp Rewards Members, a Modern Warfare 3 Prestige token. According to the company’s site there will also be three other “waves” of bonus offers that will be unlocked at certain dates depending on how early you pre-order.Best Buy will throw in a set of Black Ops 2-branded dog tags with your pre-order.No doubt gamers will be pleased in knowing that there’s no exclusive content being thrown up yet, so consumers won’t have to choose between a map pack or extra story like many did with the Batman Arkham City pre-order debacle.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will be available November 13th, 2012, and will launch for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 consoles.
September 21, 2019
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Domestic bank deposits in Greece in increased by over 2 billion euros in December, compared to the previous month.Bank of Greece data indicated this week that bank accounts had a balance of 163.25 billion euros at the end of December, up from 161.04 billion at end-November, or a 1.37 percent increase. The increase came to 1.1 percent on an annual basis, which reflects citizens’ reluctance to put any savings they have left back in the credit system.The rise recorded in December is attributed to the Christmas bonus that most private enterprises distributed to their employees, even though public sector workers and all pensioners have now been deprived of it. Interest payments from the second half of the year also contributed toward the increase.Bank officials say that the end of the savings outflow, which started in 2009 and resulted in a balance decline of 75 billion euros, may be a positive development, but the return of just 13 billion euros since the low point of June 2012 (at 150.6 billion euros) is far from satisfactory. JP Morgan stated in a recent study that deposits in Greece could grow by as much as 30 billion euros in the coming years. Source: ekathimerini
September 20, 2019
New Tinder Alert Protects LGBTQ Users in Hostile NationsNew Tinder Feature Sparks Summer Music Fest Lovin’ Stay on target Apes aren’t so different from people. For one, we are apes. And yeah, I know, you’re probably thinking “Hey, he’s wrong, we’re primates!” but *you’re* wrong, smartass. Evolutionary taxonomy dictates that any organism that falls into some category is also a member of its parent category. It’s why all dogs are mammals even though mammals supersede dogs on the “tree of life.” So, chickens really are dinosaurs, and humans are monkeys… and also apes… and mammals, chordates, etc.Now, with that incredibly pretentious, somewhat douche intro out of the way — orangutans and chimps are using Tinder. Wait… what? Yeah, in a sense.A Dutch zoo in The Hague wants to help some of their creatures find love. To that end, researchers have made what amounts to Tinder.The team shows images of other members of the apes’ species and measures their emotional response. Then, the apes will interact with a touch screen to express some kind of preference. Thomas Bionda, a researcher on the program, said that “there has to be a click,” and hopes that this could help them ease the process of finding prospective matches.This is cool to me, not just because these are some of the only animals you could pull this off with, but it does help demonstrate how similar we are to our cousins. We like to think we’re so far beyond everything else on Earth — and in a sense that’s true. But we’re also remarkably similar, guided by many of the same instincts and drives. We just happen to have global trade networks and nukes. Which… is scary if you think about it. We’re only barely intelligent enough to manage what we have, and for the amount of power we currently wield, you’d hope we’d use it better and more equitably. But, nope. We’re jerks to ourselves and all other life. Yaaaaaaaay.
September 11, 2019
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August 31, 2019
(PhysOrg.com) — Quadrotors, robotic vehicles resembling tiny helicopters, have been demonstrated by a group of scientists in the US. The quadrotors were shown carrying out impressive maneuvers and lifting payloads both singly and in groups working together. Self-assembling vehicles take flight (w/ Video) The unmanned autonomous vehicles (UAVs) were developed by computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania’s General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) laboratory. Each tiny vehicle has a claw-like grip it can use to pick up an object weighing around 0.5 kg, but the vehicles can work in groups to pick up heavier payloads.The Quadrotors are highly maneuverable, and can flip multiple times and fly through windows or between other quadrotors, with only a few centimeters’ clearance on each side. When fitted with Velcro under the vehicle and on a surface, the quadrotors can perch on inclined, vertical or even inverted surfaces. A quadrotor (also called a quadrocopter) is a vehicle lifted and flown by means of four rotors. The quadrotor is maneuvered by adjusting the relative speed of each of the four rotors. Unlike standard helicopters, the blades on quadrotors are fixed pitch. © 2010 PhysOrg.com This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further The GRASP laboratory is not the only group working on miniature UAVs for lifting payloads. As PhysOrg reported in June, a group in Switzerland has demonstrated a “distributed flight array” of robotic vehicles working together to lift objects. The Swiss group’s robotic vehicles work as a multiple vehicle flight platform and only fly erratically as single units, whereas the Pennsylvania group’s vehicles function well individually. Control of multiple quadrotor robots to cooperatively transport a payload. A gripping mechanism attached to each quadrotor permits grasping of the payload. Work done at GRASP Lab, University of Pennsylvania. Citation: GRASP lab demonstrates quadrotors (w/ Video) (2010, July 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-grasp-lab-quadrotors-video.html
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: The training of the second batch of Jalosathis has completed on Wednesday, at the Police Training College in Barrackpore.They will be deployed at the jetties to avoid any untoward incident. The state Transport department has improved the infrastructure of the jetties, following a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).It may be recalled that around 91 Jalosathis had received training in the first batch and they have already been deployed at different jetties. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe state Transport department took up the project to improve the infrastructure of jetties, to avoid incidents like the one at Telenipara, that claimed lives when a temporary jetty had collapsed and at the same time, to deploy Jalosathis at all the jetties. The main task of the Jalosathis will be to ensure that the SOP is followed at the jetties and it includes keeping a tab to check overloading of vessels and to ensure safety of passengers. At the same time, they also have to ensure that all passengers put on safety jackets and proper illumination of the area. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedBesides taking up the project of improving infrastructure of jetties, the state government had introduced the Jalodhara scheme to replace the semi-mechanised vessels with properly designed modern ones.The state Transport department will be engaging a total of 626 Jalosathis and they will be undergoing training in phases. Sources said that Jalosathis will be deployed at different jetties in Hooghly, North 24-Parganas, Howrah, South 24-Parganas and 11 jetties of the West Bengal Transport Corporation.
August 31, 2019
Kolkata: Two persons were arrested in the past two days from Howrah and the city for possessing unaccounted money worth Rs 30 lakh.In both the cases, the police informed the Income Tax department about the unaccounted money confiscated from the accused persons. According to the police, late on Thursday, sleuths from Burrabazar police station got a tip-off about a person carrying huge amount of money. Officers started keeping an eye on the pedestrians at Rabindra Sarani near Raja Katra areas. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe police source spotted and identified the man as Shadab Ahmed Siddiquee, who had a bag with him. He was intercepted by the officers at Rabindra Sarani. During questioning several ambiguities were found in his statement. When his bag was searched, officers found it stashed with cash. Siddiquee was immediately taken to Burrabazar police station for interrogation. He was asked to provide necessary documents. As he could not to provide them, officers arrested him. Cops said he was carrying Rs 10 lakh in cash. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateLate on Friday, another person was arrested with Rs 20 lakh from near Howrah Bridge. When sleuths from Golabari police station under Howrah Police were checking vehicles, they spotted a person in a taxi with a briefcase. The man identified Purna Chandra Choudhury was questioned by the police officers. As there were several ambiguities in his statement, they searched his briefcase and found Rs 20 lakh in cash. He was immediately detained and taken to the police station. Choudhury was arrested as he was not able to provide any valid document or reason supporting possession of Rs 20 lakh in cash.
August 29, 2019
Face ID is a huge step backwards. i’ve has to manually enter my password more in three weeks with Face ID than i did in all my years with Touch ID.— magic 💫 (@daisy55) December 10, 2017 Could the future of smartphone biometrics look a lot like a shinier version of the past? The answer is most definitely yes — that is, if Synaptics Incorporated has anything to say about it. The San Jose-based hardware manufacturer announced plans on Monday to mass produce an optical in-display fingerprint sensor, and, according to the company, it has a very big partner involved. The “Clear ID” scanner, which would reside under a phone’s screen, would theoretically allow for easy-to-use biometrics on bezel-less phones. While Synaptics is not the first company to develop such technology, that it claims to have a deal with an unnamed “top five [original equipment manufacturer]” suggests it’s ready for the big leagues. If you read this as a shot across the bow of Apple’s Face ID, well, you’d be right. “Synaptics’ Clear ID performance is twice as fast as 3D facial recognition,” the company explained in a press release, “and requires only one touch to access your smartphone.”It does look fast — at least in a short video demonstration provided by Synaptics.Easy peasy.Image: SynapticsAnd that’s not all Synaptics has to say about it. The company notes that “[in-display] fingerprint technology allows users to securely unlock the device in situations including while it’s sitting on the table, at any angle, or while in a car mount.”But isn’t Touch ID and the like, you know, dead? We all know that Apple ditched fingerprint-scanning tech for the iPhone X, and present thinking has it that Face ID is here to stay. And yet face-scanning has seen a lot of pushback, and security researchers claim to be able to hack Face ID in particular with relative ease. Sure, fingerprint scanning isn’t foolproof either, but people really miss their old Touch ID friend. No Home button required.Image: Synaptics Clear IDBy Jack Morse2017-12-12 05:00:00 UTC “Consumers prefer fingerprint authentication on the front of the phone, and with the industry quickly shifting to bezel-free OLED infinity displays, the natural placement of the fingerprint sensor is in the display itself,” Kevin Barber, Synaptics’s mobile division senior vice president and general manager, noted in a statement. Only time will tell if the smartphone of the future eschews today’s fancy biometric face-scanning tech in favor of the old-school fingerprint sensor, but Synaptics is clearly betting on it.
August 16, 2019
Singapore MICE Forum is Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers’ (SACEOS) signature annual event. As a respected and MICE industry supported professional knowledge and networking platform, SACEOS encourages delegates to participate in conversations that generate business solution.This year SACEOS is rolling out a new thought-leadership programme for Singapore MICE Forum (SMF) 2017 that will focus on a higher sense of engagement for its anticipated 450 delegates.Commenting over the development, Janet Tan-Collis, President, SACEOS, said, “Leveraging on the success of last year’s conference theme ‘re:imagine’, this year we expand the theme to ‘re:imagine – #EngagE’ where we are looking at opportunities and challenges faced by our region on a macro and micro level across 11 breakout sessions. We will also enhance the programme with a half-day Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Business School to ensure that the programme is catering to our delegates’ broad range of skill sets and business interests.”Day one of SMF 2017, slated to take place from July 27-28, 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, will commence with painting and visualisation of the future, and a glimpse of what the industry could be like in the year 2050. Day two will accentuate on how the industry should respond to elements that will impact event engagement levels, followed by sessions curated for marketing, finance and talent management professionals.Sharing her views, Dr ShirlenaSoh, Executive Director, SACEOS, said, “It is a pleasure seeing the industry coming together to create thought-leadership content for SMF 2017. We are confident that this programme will suit all levels of talent, whether you are new to the industry or a veteran. It makes our focus on driving professionalism through professional education even more exciting and relevant.”Topics to be covered during the breakout sessions include ‘The Art of Engaging Communities’ which comprises of a debate and research on the connection between reward and motivation; ‘If Digital is the Answer, What is the Question?’ which will shed light on the scope and utility of Digital in this industry; and ‘Unconventional Experiences’ which will showcase three unconventional approaches to events that engage the audience’s attention and highlights tomorrow’s possibilities.Visit www.singaporemiceforum.com for more information about the content that will help event professionals grow.