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Youth beaten to death for splashing water while driving

first_imgKolkata: A youth was hacked to death at Liluah bridge on Wednesday.It is alleged that a few days ago, the youth got involved in a scuffle after water splashed on a few persons while he was riding his bike. According to sources, a few days ago, the youth identified as Chandan Singh (20) a resident of Potuapara in Liluah was riding his bike in front of Liluah Rail Colony. While riding the bike, accumulated water on the road splashed on some people. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe youths hurled expletives at Singh. Hearing the abusive words, he got down from his bike and an altercation ensued between the youths and Singh. Local residents informed that Singh tried to explain that he did not splash water on them intentionally. It happened accidentally he said but the accused youths refused to accept his explanation. All of a sudden they started attacking Singh. Seeing them got involved in a scuffle, some local residents intervened and the fight was stopped. It is also alleged that the accused youths threatened Singh with dire consequences. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLocal residents say Singh and accused youths were known to each other and there could be some issues with them. On Wednesday afternoon, Singh was called by the accused persons at Liluah bridge to end the dispute. When he arrived there accused youth again hurled expletives and sought for an apology. When Singh refused to apologise, accused youths started beating him. He even tried to escape but failed. Accused youths chased him and started beating him. While Singh was getting beaten up, one of them stabbed him. When Singh hit the ground, accused youths fled from the spot. Local residents rushed Singh to a private hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. A case has been lodged at Liluah police station. Till Wednesday night none has been arrested.last_img read more

UN human rights chief praises Colombian ruling on disappearances in court attack

11 June 2010The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed a Colombian court’s decision to sentence a senior army officer to 30 years in prison for his role in the aftermath of the notorious mass hostage-taking at the country’s Supreme Court complex in 1985. The United Nations human rights chief today welcomed a Colombian court’s decision to sentence a senior army officer to 30 years in prison for his role in the aftermath of the notorious mass hostage-taking at the country’s Supreme Court complex in 1985.Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, described this week’s court ruling as historic and “an important step in the fight against impunity,” and she urged the Government to support the decision and to protect the judge who made it from potential reprisals.Colonel Luis Alfonso Plazas Vega now faces 30 years’ jail for his role in the disappearance of 11 people after Colombian military forces stormed the Supreme Court building in the capital, Bogotá, on 6 November 1985. Most of the 11 people who disappeared were cafeteria workers.The military raid occurred hours after the M-19 guerrilla group had seized the Palace of Justice building and taken several hundred people – including more than 40 judges – hostage. At least 100 people, including more than 60 civilians, died during the military intervention.“I hope that the judicial proceedings currently under way will be able to establish the truth about these tragic events, and the persons responsible, with all necessary guarantees for due process,” said Ms. Pillay in a press release issued by her office in Geneva.“This should include the full protection of witnesses, lawyers, the families of victims, members of the administration of justice involved in these cases, and also those accused of the crimes.”The High Commissioner stressed that international human rights law makes clear that “no exceptional circumstances whatsoever – including a state of war, or threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency – may be invoked as justification for enforced disappearances.”While any State has the right to use force to guarantee security and maintain public order, it “should observe certain limits aimed at respecting fundamental rights of individuals and the rule of law, even when responding to unjustified attacks by illegal armed groups.” read more

JVP to bring no confidence motion on Marapana

The JVP is pushing the Government to take action against Avant Garde which operated a floating armory with the support of the former Government. (Colombo Gazette) Ratnayake told reporters today that the JVP had decided on this stand as a result of the statements made by Marapana in support of Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pvt) Ltd. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna says it has decided to bring a no-confidence motion against Law and Order Minister Thilak Marapana in Parliament.JVP Parliamentarian Bimal Ratnayake said that the JVP will also vote against the Law and Order Ministry budget when the debate and vote on the 2016 budget takes place. read more

Natural gas price rises as cooler weather raises demand hopes oil up

Natural gas price rises as cooler weather raises demand hopes; oil up slightly Battered natural gas prices are getting a bit of a break as cooler spring weather raises expectations that demand may improve.Natural gas rose six cents to finish at US$2.186 per 1,000 cubic feet in Friday trading. That’s up nearly 15 per cent from April 19 when the price hit the lowest level in more than a decade at US$1.907 per 1,000 cubic feet.The price has plunged this year as a natural gas production boom created a glut of supply and demand dropped amid a mild winter.Now, some in the market are suggesting demand will strengthen, which would help boost prices.In addition, utilities have been substituting cheaper natural gas for coal to generate electricity.As much as six billion cubic feet a day of natural gas has replaced coal-fired power generation this year, said Ron Denhardt, an analyst with Strategic Energy & Economic Research. Consumption on an annual basis is about 66 billion to 67 billion cubic feet a day.In addition, some energy companies have cut production because low prices can make it unprofitable to drill for some types of natural gas.Yet, several analysts believe any rally will be short-lived.With May upon us, any pick-up in demand for heating will be brief. About 70 per cent of U.S. demand for natural gas comes in the winter to heat homes and businesses.Natural gas inventories continue to build. Analysts say that underground storage could be filled to the brim by fall without additional production cuts or an extremely hot summer that boosts electricity demand for cooling.“It’s fundamentally a disastrous market,” Denhardt said. “I can’t see any turnaround of any significance before November, December of this year.”PFGBest analyst Phil Flynn said there has to be an even bigger drop in price to force companies to cut more production. He speculated that the price will test an all-time low of US$1.35 per 1,000 cubic feet.In other energy trading, oil prices rose slightly as traders shrugged off a report that the U.S. economy grew more slowly in the first three months of the year as governments spent less and businesses cut back on investment but consumers spent at the fastest pace in more than a year.The Commerce Department said Friday that the U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.2 per cent in the January-March quarter, compared with three per cent in the final quarter of 2011.Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude oil rose 38 cents to end at US$104.93 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, used to benchmark varieties imported by U.S. refiners, fell nine cents to US$119.83 a barrel in London.Heating oil lost 1.37 cents to end at US$3.1807 a U.S. gallon (3.79 litres) and gasoline futures rose 2.29 cents to US$3.2062 a gallon.(TSX:ECA), (TSX:IMO), (TSX:SU), (TSX:HSE), (NYSE:BP), (NYSE:COP), (NYSE:XOM), (NYSE:CVX), (TSX:CNQ), (TSX:TLM), (TSX:COS.UN), (TSX:CVE) by News Staff Posted Apr 27, 2012 3:29 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends WHO report

The study, launched during the 68th session of the WHO Regional Committee in Dakar, provides a snapshot of the state of health in the African region.Emerging data shows a continued improvement, with the continent seeing the biggest jump in healthy life expectancy – time spent in full health – anywhere in the world: from 50.9 years in 2012, to 53.8 years in 2015.Deaths resulting from the ten biggest health risks in Africa – such as lower respiratory infections, HIV and diarrhoeal diseases – dropped by half between 2000 and 2015, partly as a result of specialized health programmes.Speaking at the launch of the report, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, WHO’s Regional Director for Africa in Dakar, expressed his pride that Africans are now living longer and healthier lives: “Nearly three years of extra health is a gift that makes us all proud. Of course, we hope that these gains will continue, and the region will reach global standards.”At the same time, the report warns that this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if health services are significantly improved, and states that the performance of health systems in the region – measured by access to services, quality of care, community demand for services and resilience to outbreaks – is low.Chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer need to be tackled, with a person aged 30 to 70 in the region having a one in five chance of dying from a noncommunicable disease. And two critical age groups – adolescents and the elderly – are being under-served, with surveys indicating a complete lack of elder care in a third of African countries.“Health services must keep up with the evolving health trends in the region,” said Dr Moeti. “In the past we focused on specific diseases as these were causing a disproportionately high number of deaths. We have been highly successful at stopping these threats, and people’s health is now being challenged by a broad range of conditions. We need to develop a new and more holistic approach to health.”This approach involves increasing spending on health, but also targeting funds in more effective ways. The report suggests that health systems that perform well invest up to 40 per cent of their budgets on their workforce, and a third on infrastructure.Whilst it is not a scorecard, the report makes specific recommendations for each of the 47 countries of the region, and identifies areas where nations are demonstrating good practice. Examples include Algeria, with its good coverage of available health service; Kenya, which has a good range of available essential services; and Mauritius, where there is good access to services.By improving performance, the countries named in the study have a better chance of meeting their commitment to achieve health-related targets set by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). read more

New car buyers survey

All surveys returned to the Council will be entered into a prize draw. The survey can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Guildford Borough Council has been working with SMMT to pilot the roll-out scheme throughout their local dealerships, beginning from 1 July 2005. SMMT is asking all new car buyers, whether in Guildford or not, to complete a simple survey, looking at their buying priorities and what features attract them when choosing a new vehicle. The new car fuel efficiency label – known as the Green Label – is starting to appear in car showrooms. To better provide information for buyers, we would like to gather some information from customers. read more

CCOVI Lecture Series kicks off with tribute to industry icon Karl Kaiser

Brock University’s annual Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) Lecture Series will be returning in January with a tribute to the late wine industry mogul Karl Kaiser.The CCOVI Lecture Series will begin on Monday, Jan. 15 with long-time winemaker David Sheppard giving a special presentation of Kaiser’s popular talk, “Pinot Noir: The Savage Yet Seductive Grape.”Sheppard is a 35-year industry veteran and winemaker at Flat Rock Cellars in Jordan Station. He also worked under the tutelage of Kaiser at Inniskillin in Niagara-on-the-Lake for 21 years, largely with a focus on the production of Pinot Noir.Kaiser’s lecture on the Canadian-winter-friendly red wine grape was first given at the 2008 CCOVI Lecture Series.CCOVI director Debbie Inglis said Sheppard was a clear choice to give this lecture again, in Kaiser’s honour, because of his extensive industry experience and long-time working relationship with Kaiser.“It will be a very fitting tribute and a way to allow the industry to learn from Karl once more through someone who learned about Pinot Noir winemaking from Karl directly,” she said.Inglis also said having the ability to livestream and archive the lecture will make it accessible to a much wider audience than when it was first given.“We didn’t have the capability to livestream or archive Karl’s presentation in 2008, so there are many people who may never have seen this lecture — which is still incredibly relevant to the industry today,” she said. “Having it archived online will also give future generations the ability to benefit from this knowledge for years to come.”Sheppard will be presenting the lecture on Monday, Jan. 15 at 2 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown Room H313 at Brock The lecture is free and open to the public, and it will also be livestreamed and can be viewed at CCOVI Lecture Series will continue to run Monday afternoons until March 26 at the same time and location. More information about the series and the complete list of speakers will be announced in the early 2018 and can be found on the lecture series website. read more

ViceChancellor denies exuberant spending claims of tripled salaries

With an audit into spending practices at the University of Guyana (UG) drawing closer, Vice-Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith has emerged to hit back at claims that his administration has been engaged in exuberant spending.In fact, Griffith is alleging that with his contract at UG almost up, unions who have pushed for the audit have also ramped up their campaign to force him out. But the Vice-Chancellor has no plans of going anywhere, as he noted on Tuesday that he is interested in extending his time overseeing UG.“Take the story entitled ‘No toilet paper and soap for staff but UG spent over $400,000 to cater dinner for eight published on April 22, 2019. Not only is it patently inaccurate to assert that there is no toilet paper and soap at UG, but the claim that $400,000 was spent on a dinner for eight individuals is patently false! I say this without fear of contradiction,” Griffith stated.“The same concerns relate to another recent story ‘UG executives tripled their salaries in five years… why not await the results of the audit? Incidentally, the unions were told the reasons why a forensic audit being demanded was not possible; there is no evidence of fraud. Why not wait for the results of the audit?”Griffith claimed that increases in spending went towards a number of infrastructural works such as a new parking lot, the refurbishment of the Cheddi Jagan Lecture Hall at a cost of $16 million and a student social complex at a cost of $56 million.“We also made significant improvements in the library at Turkeyen and in Berbice, built a brand new building for facilities maintenance, and will see the completion of the new math and science classroom building soon,” Griffith also said.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, a UG student confirmed that basic items like toilet paper and soap are indeed largely absent from the University campus’ washroom facilities. This situation, he noted, is not only felt by staff but by the students also.After months of concerns being expressed about spending and wastage, it was recently revealed that the Education Ministry had requested the Office of the Auditor General to conduct a special audit of the University of Guyana’s finances.In February, a group of employees attached to the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus had picketed the Vice-Chancellery, calling for audits into the spending of the University as it is allegedly unable to properly account for its expenditures and more so, offer a salary increase to its staffers, although tuition fees have been increasing annually.UG’s administration was accused of wanton spending including hosting several events and standing the expenses of meals and accommodation for guest speakers as well as hiring select individuals and paying them super salaries, and sending large delegations overseas, all on the University’s bill. Professor Griffith has consistently denied those claims. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEducation Ministry moves to nix audit into UG’s financesJune 11, 2019In “latest news”Previous attempts to audit UG’s finances faced staunch resistance – auditorApril 22, 2019In “Business”Education Ministry requests audit of UG’s financesApril 18, 2019In “latest news” read more

Government to boost language funding if reelected

first_imgThe Minister for Education Martin Dixon, and the Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship Matthew Guy have announced an expansion of language school enrolment to four-year-olds, and a new website to deliver the Coalition’s promise.At the launch of its new website, Love of Languages, Mr Guy and Mr Dixon, accompanied by language ambassadors including journalist Helen Kapalos and Hawthorn great Robert DiPierdomenico, pledged their recommitment to the Napthine government’s Vision for Language’s Education, first announced in 2011.Mr Dixon said learning a second language can be pivotal to accelerating a student’s primary language and general education.“What better way to prepare our young Victorians for a life living, working and studying around the world than providing them with the opportunity to start learning a second language before they start school,” said Mr Dixon. “That is why the Napthine government has made a commitment for every student in a government school from prep to year 10 to start learning from prep next year a second language by 2025.”Mr Guy also welcomed the new measures, adding they will add to Victoria’s multiculturalism platform.“With 27 per cent of Victorians born overseas, maintaining or learning a language other than English ensures the strength of our multicultural community and also boosts economic value through the international trade and investment doors that languages open up for us.”For more information on the Government’s announcement and its new website visit – Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Vizio deux nouveaux PC allinone 24 et 27 pouces

first_imgVizio : deux nouveaux PC all-in-one 24 et 27 poucesVizio vient de lancer deux nouveaux ordinateurs all-in-one (tout-en-un), un modèle 24 pouces et un modèle 27 pouces, tous deux équipés d’un processeur Intel Ivy Bridge. Deux PC qui avaient été présentés au mois de janvier dernier lors du CES de Las Vegas.Vizio vient d’annoncer de façon officielle le lancement de deux nouveaux ordinateurs de bureau, à l’occasion d’une conférence de presse donnée jeudi à New York. Des PC tout-en-un que le constructeur américain avait présentés en janvier derniers lors du CES de Las Vegas.À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Proches de l’iMac par leur design, ces deux ordinateurs affichent une finition en aluminium et sont livrés avec un trackpad. Ils embarquent un processeur Intel Ivy Bridge et un GPU NVIDIA Kepler GeForce, rapporte le site Leurs écrans offrent une résolution de 1920×1080 pixels. En matière de son, ils sont équipés d’un système audio SRS Premium Sound HD 2.1. Leurs disques durs disposent d’une capacité de stockage allant de 500 Gb à 1Tb, et ils bénéficient l’un comme l’autre de deux entrées HDMI.Les all-in-one de Dell intègrent en outre une fonction TV qui peut être gérée grâce à une télécommande.Quant à leurs prix, enfin, ils sont fixés à 898 dollars (713 euros) pour le modèle 24 pouces, et 1098 dollars (870 euros) pour le modèle 27 pouces. Pour l’heure, il s’évèrent uniquement proposés sur le marché américain. On ignore si ces deux ordinateurs de bureau seront prochainement commercialisés à l’étranger.Le 16 juin 2012 à 21:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

More former NXT talent come forward on Bill DeMott story

first_img Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Pinterest Kurt Angle Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience? Videos Articles Cesaro Ronda Rouseys Controversial Tweets Sponsored By WWE WhatsApp Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015 Ring of Honor star Bully Ray responds to alleged fan intimidation allegations WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Twitter Google+ Seth Rollins Roman Reigns is in Remission Over the course of today, new comments from former NXT developmental talent involving allegations made against NXT head trainer Bill DeMott for his treatment of talent during their time in developmental. * On Reddit, an interview recap was posted from the Vendetta Pro radio show with Austin Matelson (Judas Devilin) about his dealings with DeMott that can be viewed by clicking here. * Drew Donovan (Chase Donovan) added the following about DeMott from his previous comments made yesterday on Facebook:“A certain point comes where you just lose respect for a dude for NOT punching someone in the face. Nude top rope squats is pretty much that point. Luckily I must have missed that day.”* Brian Beaker (Brandon Traven) posted the following statement on his Twitter today via a series of posts about DeMott, saying he would reveal more during a podcast interview that will take place this weekend:“I haven’t said anything publicly on the issue regarding my name on certain things. However I will discuss it on my next podcast, which will drop Sunday March 8th. I never set out to seek attention positive or negative, the story was leaked by someone else. I was happy living my life being an Indy wrestler, having a podcast and spending time with my family which I had missed for 6 years. I’ve been getting a lot texts, messages calls etc. about my time with WWE when I was Brandon Traven…everything will be address (sic) on my own podcast so that you get the story from me and know one else. But know this, I leaked nothing it was sent out without my knowledge, I am not bitter. In fact I’m very happy with my life now, if you have listened to my podcast before you know I’m in a good place. But, what’s out is out. And it will be addressed this Sunday.”A letter Traven sent into Talent Relations’ Canyon Cemen about his issues with DeMott was sent in to the Sports Courier’s Facebook earlier today by former developmental talent Kevin Matthews that you can read by clicking here. * Finally, Ryan Nemeth (Briley Pierce) posted the following on Twitter, responding to people who assumed that these allegations made by the former NXT talent where sent in to WWE after they were released from the company:“To help correct you- No, those letters did NOT come from “former talent.” The kids turned them in to @WWE formally while under contract.” Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipSeth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate OccasionsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:28 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Facebook Now Playing Up Next WWE currently looking into allegations about Randy Orton backstage with writerslast_img read more

Clues found on ground at EcoBlitz species search

first_imgA volunteer finds a young garter snake near the volleyball courts at Vancouver Lake Regional Park. “We got scat down here!” Jane Skelly said.She hovered over some brown pellets in the reedy grasses at Vancouver Lake Regional Park.“Cocoa puffs,” said Stephanie James, a terrestrial ecologist as she pulled out her guidebook for identifying animal scat and tracks. The droppings looked like they belonged to a wood rat. But, James said, “you can really only tell by taste.”The rat scat, along with what appeared to be coyote scat, was found a few hundred feet from the volleyball nets and the more manicured part of the park. On Saturday, about 150 volunteers scoured Vancouver Lake in search of wildlife and insects as part of Eco-Blitz.Saturday’s event was part of the Portland-Vancouver Regional Eco-Blitz Series aimed at raising awareness and appreciation of biodiversity, creating a database of regional species and natural resources through collaboration among professionals, educators and the general public.“The point is to identify all of the species that live in the park,” said Jane Tesner Kleiner with the Clark County Clean Water Program.Who — or what — lives at the park is an indicator of the health of the environment, she said. The inventories collected during Eco-Blitz help shape how land restoration and maintenance money should be spent.last_img read more

House Budget Resolution to Retain Higher Spending Caps

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Republican members of the House Budget Committee have decided to stick with the higher spending caps afforded by last October’s two-year budget deal in the fiscal 2017 budget resolution they are drafting.To offset the $30 billion in additional discretionary spending passed by Congress last year, the panel’s budget resolution will include a variety of options for trimming the cost of mandatory spending programs, most likely by attaching reforms to entitlement programs in this year’s spending measures, reported CQ Roll Call.Many observers did not believe Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.) would be able to unite Republicans on the Budget Committee behind a fiscal blueprint, as conservatives had insisted on ignoring the higher caps allowed by last year’s budget deal.The agreement already has prompted warnings from appropriators on both sides of the aisle, however. Relying on spending bills to cut $30 billion in mandatory spending could violate House rules and upset the appropriations process, according to the story.Jennifer Hing, spokeswoman for the House Appropriations Committee, pointed out that jurisdiction over mandatory spending — which covers programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — lies with the authorization committees.“Any deviations in these jurisdictions would require the House to circumnavigate its own budget process rules — which is a bad way to do business — and would cause major delays and additional hurdles to the House Republican goals of returning to regular order, restoring the power of the purse, and completing all 12 appropriations bills,” Hing said.The budget resolution has the backing of the conservatives on the Budget Committee, which could translate into support from the chamber’s Republican conference, according to the story.Despite reaching a deal on the budget framework, Price does not plan to mark up the document until next month. It remains unclear whether the Senate will attempt to pass a budget resolution this year.last_img read more

Micromax Canvas A240 Rumours Will it Feature OctaCore Processor

first_imgIndia’s fast-emerging technology firm Micromax, which is still reeling in success following the launch of its new generation Canvas 4, has kicked up a whirlwind of rumours about another high-end smartphone in the offing.Reports about Micromax’s next offering, touted to be Canvas A240, surfaced after MMXNewscaster, a website focused on Micromax smartphones, on Saturday tweeted, “Next: Micromax Canvas A240. #StayTuned”. The website had stated on Twitter: “Micromax A240? #Imagine”.Though the latest report is regarded with uncertainty, the possibility of Micromax making such a move cannot be ruled out as the company is pulling out all the stops to reposition itself as India’s top smartphone maker. Nevertheless, it should be pointed out that leaked information about unreleased smartphones is either fake or incorrect.Latest reports suggest that Micromax may come up with a smartphone housing an octa-core processor this time. The newly-launched Canvas 4 was suspected to be a low-cost eight-core based smartphone, but Micromax failed in this regard. The rumoured Canvas A240 smartphone is expected to feature a 5-inch display powered by an MT6592 8-core processor which would be unveiled by the end of JulyTechnology website Gizchina reported: “Taiwan claim that Mediatek’s 8-core processor will arrive before the end of this month! The first batch of these new processors will be ready for manufacturers to begin development by the end of July, while Mediatek are preparing full-scale manufacture for November!”Micromax, the first player in the domestic market to release a budget priced quad-core smartphone, A116 Canvas HD, hopes to recreate history with the upcoming octa-core smartphone as well. Although not much has been said about the device, rumours suggest that it would make its debut around the same time as iPhone 6 launch in September.last_img read more

A fake page of Prothom Alo goes viral

first_imgScreenshot of a fake newspaper front page looking like Prothom Alo. Photo: Prothom AloScreenshot of a fake newspaper front page looking like Prothom Alo’s 14 October issue went viral in the social media since Saturday afternoon.The screenshot shows the image of the page containing two major stories headlined “CJ leaves country facing government pressure” and “Threats to compel CJ to leave country”.It includes a commentary headlined “Government demonstrates its prowess” with the byline of Prothom Alo editor Matiur Rahman.In fact, there is no such news report or image published in the front page of Prothom Alo on Saturday.In an announcement, the newspaper authorities said that this was an act of ill motive.last_img read more

Atari US files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

first_imgAtari is one of the best known names in the games industry, having a history that goes back over 40 years and includes the names Pong and Asteroids. However, there’s a chance it may soon disappear as late yesterday Atari U.S. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The good news is, bankruptcy is being used as a way of trying to save the company, or at least its US operations.In recent years Atari has been experiencing a tough time in relation to its finances. French parent company Atari S.A. (formerly Infogrames) has accrued a large amount of debt, where as Atari U.S. has been making progress and generating profit for the last couple of years. At the same time, it’s been very difficult attempting to raise capital because it’s a US company, but with French stock.Atari U.S. now wants to split from its parent company, find a buyer, and continue operating as a profitable independent entity. Bankruptcy could allow it to do just that, but everything depends on a buyer coming forward and purchasing the assets.If Atari U.S. is acquired, the company plans to remain focused on mobile and digital sales going forward. We will no doubt see a slew of new games released using the company’s most well known gaming franchises, and depending on how well executed they are, Atari could find favor with the millions of touchscreen gamers out there. If that also means we get more Atari Greatest Hits releases (read our review of Volume 1), I’ll be a happy gamer.More at the Los Angeles Timeslast_img read more

Researchers discover UGC 3672 galaxy to be an unusual merging triplet of

first_img Hubble uncovers a galaxy pair coming in from the wilderness Citation: Researchers discover UGC 3672 galaxy to be an unusual merging triplet of gas-rich dwarf galaxies (2016, November 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from UGC 3672 is located near the center of the nearby Lynx-Cancer intergalactic void. This void, which is about 59 million light years away from Earth, was recently a subject of detailed surveys due to its relative proximity. Lynx-Cancer gives scientists the opportunity to study galaxies to a much fainter mass and luminosity limit than have been done in more distant voids.In September 2015, a team of researchers, led by Jayaram Chengalur of the National Center for Radio Astrophysic in Pune, India, conducted observations of UGC 3672 lasting approximately five hours. They used the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) located near Pune to carry out hydrogen line (H I line) observations of UCG 3672 and also analyzed the optical photometry data available in the the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in order to study this peculiar galaxy in detail.The data investigated by the team allowed them to draw conclusions that UGC 3672 is, indeed, a triplet of gas-rich dwarf galaxies.”We find that UGC 3672 consists of an approximately linearly aligned triplet of gas rich dwarfs with large scale velocity continuity along the triplet axis,” the scientists wrote in the paper.According to the research, the faintest component of the triplet, designated UGC 3672A, is extremely gas-rich and also extremely metal deficient. UGC 3672B and UGC 3672C are significantly less gas-rich, four and six times less gas-rich respectively. It is also noteworthy that star formation is much more wide spread in ‘B’ and ‘C’ rather than in the ‘A’ dwarf.Based on the observations, the astronomers assume that the location of the UGC 3672 system in an extremely low-density environment is not coincidental, but is rather a consequence of structure formation proceeding more slowly.”We suggest that the location of this highly unusual system is not a coincidence but is related to the ‘cosmic microscope and time machine’ effects associated with voids,” the paper reads.Intergalactic voids are regarded by astronomers as such “cosmic microscopes and time machines” as they offer an opportunity to look at both the earlier stages of structure formation. Furthermore, voids allow probing smaller scales of the power spectrum than is probed by structures in dense regions.The study also confirms that the so-called “wet” mergers (mergers between gas-rich galaxies) could produce gas-rich disks. The authors note that in the case of UGC 3672, the linear arrangement and velocity continuity of the galaxies in this system, along with the fact that the diffuse gas appears to be settling into a rotating disk, indicate that a wet merger with flow along filaments is a possible pathway for the formation of gas-rich disks.”Our observations indicate that wet mergers of galaxies flowing along a filament is a possible pathway for the production of disk like systems,” the researchers wrote. Left: An overlay of the Hi velocity field at 8.′′1 × 5.′′5 (contours) on the KPNO 0.9m B-band image of UGC 3672A. The overall North-South extent of the very low surface brightness optical emission is ∼40′′. A faint foreground star is also seen superposed on the diffuse optical emission. A change in the direction of the gradient of the Hi velocity field around U3672A can also be seen. Right: An greyscale representation of the second moment of the Hi distribution at 8.′′1 × 5.′′5. The beam size is shown in the lower left corner. An increase in the velocity dispersion around U3672A can be seen. Credit: Chengalur et al., 2016. Explore further (—Astronomers from India and Russia revealed new information about the composition of the galaxy UGC 3672. According to a paper published Nov. 4 on the arXiv pre-print server, UGC 3672 is actually a triplet of very gas-rich dwarf galaxies in the process of merging. More information: UGC 3672: An unusual merging triplet of gas-rich galaxies in the Lynx-Cancer void, arXiv:1611.01271 [astro-ph.GA] present HI 21cm and optical observations of UGC 3672 which is located near the centre of the nearby Lynx-Cancer void. We find that UGC 3672 consists of an approximately linearly aligned triplet of gas rich dwarfs with large scale velocity continuity along the triplet axis. The faintest component of the triplet is extremely gas-rich (MHI/LB ~ 17) and also extremely metal deficient (12+log(O/H) ~ 7.0). The metallicity of this dwarf is close to the ‘floor’ observed in star forming galaxies. Low resolution HI images show that the galaxy triplet is located inside a common HI envelope, with fairly regular, disk like kinematics. At high angular resolution however, the gas is found to be confined to several filamentary tidal tails and bridges. The linear alignment of the galaxies, along with the velocity continuity that we observe, is consistent with the galaxies lying along a filament. We argue that the location of this highly unusual system in an extremely low density environment is not a coincidence, but is a consequence of structure formation proceeding more slowly and also probing smaller scales than in regions with average density. Our observations also indicate that wet mergers of galaxies flowing along filaments is a possible pathway for the formation of gas rich disks. The UGC 3672 system provides an interesting opportunity to study the kind of interactions typical between high redshift extremely gas rich unevolved small systems that lie at base of the hierarchical galaxy formation model. © 2016 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.last_img read more

LDS Church Forbids Lethal Weapons At Church In

first_img by NPR News Vanessa Romo 8.26.19 10:31pm The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has prohibited nearly all parishioners from carrying lethal weapons on church property. Prior to the shift in policy, having a weapon on church grounds was considered “inappropriate.” The change was revealed in an update to a handbook sent electronically to local church leaders over the weekend. “Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world,” the handbook reads. “With the exception of current law enforcement officers, the carrying of lethal weapons on Church property, concealed or otherwise, is prohibited.”Lethal weapons include a number of possible items including guns.There are have been several gun incidents on church property in recent years. In September, a 74-year-old man accidentally fired a gun in an LDS meetinghouse in Provo, Utah. No one was hurt or injured in the incident. An audio recording later released by MormonLeaks featured an unidentified church leader trying to dissuade others who were present from posting anything on social media.In August 2010, a man fatally shot a Mormon bishop at a chapel in Visalia, Calif., and then was later shot dead by police. Two years earlier, a man shot and killed his pregnant estranged wife in a church parking lot in Lehi, Utah. In an emailed statement, Daniel Woodruff, a spokesman for the church, told NPR the change “took effect the first week of August and will be formally communicated to local Church leaders as new meetinghouse safety guidelines in the near future.”The notice was sent to local leaders in Texas, according to Woodruff, and anticipates an imminent state law that will permit the carrying of open and concealed weapons in places of worship unless a person is notified that it is prohibited.Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit NPR. LDS Church Forbids Lethal Weapons At Church In New Policy… Rick Bowmerlast_img read more

360 View of an Automated Breast Ultrasound ABUS Imaging Room

first_img360 Photos | Breast Imaging | May 01, 2018 360 View of an Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS) Imaging Room Loading…A 360 degree view of an automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) exam room at Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. The room includes cabinets for spare sheets and patient positioning pads, an EMR/PACS workstation and a somo-v ABUS system from GE Healthcare. ABUS can help automate the breast ultrasound acquisition and eliminate variability between operators or experience levels of sonographers. The system acquires a dataset, where images can be scrolled through similar to slices on a CT scan or on a 3-D tomosynthesis mammography imaging system. This can help better delineate tumors that might otherwise be hiding in dense breast tissue, which can go unseen on traditional 2-D mammography. Read more about the technology in the article “The Advancement of ABUS Technology.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

Chinese presidents visit to be a government holiday

first_imgNo related posts. A statement from the Casa Presidencial on Monday declared June 3 a public holiday in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s trip to Costa Rica. The president will be in the country from June 2-4.The daily La Nación reported that the day off has been declared “in the public interest” for Xi’s visit and will also aid in the transportation and security for the president. The statement also reaffirmed that the Costa Rican government will treat the visit no differently that that of U.S. President Barack Obama’s trip in early May.  The Chinese leader will meet with Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla to discuss the future of Chinese investment in infrastructure, education and energy in Costa Rica. As the only Central American country with diplomatic ties to China, Costa Rica has seen significant donations and aid from the Asian country in the past several years, including an $80 million donation for construction of the National Stadium in western San José and a $1 million donation for an arch over the capital’s new Chinatown.During his trip to Latin America Xi also will visit Mexico and Venezuela. Facebook Commentslast_img read more