Himachal Assembly session from today

first_imgThe budget session of the Himachal Pradesh Assembly would begin from Monday and last till February 18, Speaker Rajeev Bindal said on Sunday. The second budget session of the State’s 13th Assembly would commence with the Governor’s address on February 4, he said, adding that it would be followed by obituary references on the same day. He said the discussion on the Governor’s address would be held from February 5 to 7. Budget presentationThe Speaker said the Jai Ram Thakur government would present its budget for 2019-20 on February 9. The budget would be presented by Chief Minister Thakur, who also holds the Finance Ministry portfolio, he said, adding the discussion on the budget proposals would be held between February 11 and 13. Voting on Demands for Grants would be held on the last day of the session on February 18 at 4 p.m., he said. The session would have a a total of 13 sittings and it has been decided to hold sittings even on Saturdays, he said, adding February 8 and 14 have been earmarked as private members days. “Usually the budget session is convened from February-end to March-end or the first week of April. But this budget session has been convened earlier and cut short to 13 sittings due to the upcoming parliamentary elections,” he said.last_img read more

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McCarthyism Redux

first_imgIn scenes reminiscent of Sen. Joe McCarthy’s Red Scare of the 1950s, five right wing Republican members of Congress, led by Rep Michele Bachman, are orchestrating a campaign to root out so-called “Islamic fundamentalists” who, they allege, have infiltrated the highest levels of the U.S. government.Their most prominent target is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Muslim American deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin. In a letter to the deputy inspector general of the Department of State, they, accuse Abedin of being a Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer, because “three family members — her late father, her mother and brother (are) connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” With her “routine access to the Secretary and to policy-making,” they assert, that the State Department has “taken actions recently that have been enormously favorable to the Muslim Brotherhood and its interests … which may even pose security risks for this nation, its people and interests.”The language and even the agencies targeted by Bachman & gang are eerily evocative of McCarthy, who became notorious for making reckless and unsubstantiated allegations against so-called Communist sympathizers and spies, famously alleging that “the State Department is infested with communists.” McCarthy amassed immense short-term political capital, but was ultimately censured by the United States Senate in 1954, a fate we hope will befall these crackpots as well.They have demanded a formal investigation “of the extent to which Muslim Brotherhood-tied individuals and entities have helped achieve the adoption of these State Department policies, or are involved in their execution.” Like McCarthy, who frequently challenged the patriotism and loyalty of people he targeted, they demand loyalty oaths of Muslim Americans, questioning whether “any individual associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, directly or indirectly — ever renounced the objectives of the Muslim Brotherhood in America.”In a similar letter to the inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security, they malign other Muslims, including Mohamed Magid, whose crime is that he is president of the Islamic Society of Northern America (ISNA), which is as mainstream a religious organization as any in the country, but which they dub as the “largest Muslim Brotherhood front in America.” They also accuse five Islamic members of a Working Group at Homeland Security of “appear(ing) to share their sympathy for Islamist causes.”Other letters raise alarms at the “Muslim Brotherhood (plans) to penetrate and subvert the American government as part of its civilization jihad” and pan the Director General of National Intelligence for outreach efforts through Muslim organizations, such as ISNA, the Muslim Public Affairs Council and Muslim Advocates.The allegations have been roundly denounced, most famously by Sen. John McCain, who declared from the Senate floor, “When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and ignorance of what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation.”All minorities and religious groups should be affronted and alarmed by these reckless and unfounded accusations against decent and honorable Americans who happen to be Muslims. They could as easily have been targeted against them. Indeed, they are in at least one “dangerous” example that “could prove detrimental to our national and homeland security,” the Congress members cite in their letter to the inspector general of the Department of Justice: “The priority accorded by the Department’s Civil Rights division under Assistant General Thomas Peres addressing to alleged ‘bias crimes against Muslims, Sikhs, and people of Arab and South Asian descent’ or those perceived to be. Such a priority plays into the narrative of victimhood promoted by Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamists, but is unsupported by the FBI’s data which shows that minorities (notably Jews) are subjected to a far larger number of ‘religious bias crimes’ (also known as ‘hate crimes’).”As the poet John Dunne famously wrote, “Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.” Related Itemslast_img read more

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The trend setters

first_imgIn 1901, a grandfather decided to establish a Pathshala (primary school) to educate his grandchildren. The school was set up in their hometown, Pilani, a small village in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The education paid off, making the family one of the biggest business houses in the country. Seth,In 1901, a grandfather decided to establish a Pathshala (primary school) to educate his grandchildren. The school was set up in their hometown, Pilani, a small village in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. The education paid off, making the family one of the biggest business houses in the country.Seth Shiv Narainji Birla sown the seeds for an education empire. His grandchildren, Rameshwar Das Birla and Ghanshyam Das Birla were sure to not let his hard work to go waste. By 1925, the school evolved into a high school and later morphed into an intermediate college. Before independence, three separate colleges of arts, science, commerce and pharmacy and engineering were established. They were formed under the Birla Education Trust (BET), which is the largest private sector educational trust in the country.In 1964, the three existing colleges culminated into an Indian University. This university was christened as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, (BITS), which was simultaneously recognised as a deemed university under the UGC Act.Bijendra Nath JainBenefiting from the Ford Foundation grants and matching up to the expectations of the founder, Ghanshyam Das Birla, the university was developed in association with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. In 1999, the university realised the shortage of quality technical education in the country and increased its student capacity from 2,500 to 4,000.The Pilani campus has been visited by many distinguished personalities over the years and students have been given a chance to interact with and learn from them. The long list of famous personalities includes Jawaharlal Nehru, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr Radhakrishnan, Dr R Venkataraman and A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.Set up in the hometown of the Birla family, the primary objective behind BITS is to provide technical education to students admitted into the university on the bases of merit. While the university developed over the years, the town has also changed for the better. This small village has developed into a township with a population of over 26, 219 (according to the 2001 census).Pilani, famously associated with BITS, has developed into an education hub with a large number of schools and colleges being established in and around the town. The Birla group has established several schools in the area such as the Birla Public School, Birla Senior Secondary School and Birla Balika Vidyapeeth. They have also established over 500 schools in Rajasthan. Famous for its boarding schools, the town is home to a large number of students.Anurag JainA student town in its full meaning, most businesses in and around Pilani are student centric. The establishment of the area as an educational hub has provided many job opportunities for the local populance over the years. Over time other schools and colleges have also opened in the area, such as, the Jamuna Mishra academy, the Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI) and the Shridhar University. These educational institutes have attracted more students to this town.Though the town attracts a large number of students, Pilani is still a charming old city. The town has only one movie theatre and no state-of-the-art gymnasiums, restaurants or bars, things that have become synonymous with urban student life. The city of Pillani has, so far, had no safety and security problems.The interaction between the students from BITS and the local population has been very structured. Students believe in community development projects for the villagers and the nearby indigenous population.Raju ReddyOver the years, workshops, seminars and one-on-one interactions have been conducted between students and the local population. Here they discuss issues, such as, healthcare and increase awareness on important issues.Over the last 50 years, this small village 200 kms away from Jaipur has evolved into a buzzing student town. Ghanshyam Das Birla introduced a scientific institution in that remote desert village merely because it was his birthplace. The BITS campus has played a very important role in attracting students and their families from across India and has helped expand and develop Pilani. This town has no natural advantages and is fortunate to be found. “We provide consultancy on the city plans”Professor Bijendra Nath Jain, Vice Chancellor, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, discusses the relationship between the university and the town focusing on the development of the latter.Q. How has the university affected the surrounding township?A. Many community development projects, such as, water harvesting and increasing medical awareness have been undertaken by university students to educate the local population.Q. Has there been a change in the town infrastructure because of the university?A. Over the last 30 years a lot has changed. Pilani is now facing problems with the sewage system and the roads and the university is providing consultancy to improve the situation.Q. Does the town provide recreational activities and is it more youthful now?A. Pilani has only one movie theatre and does not have too many clubs and restaurants for the students. But the campus makes up for this. We have a hobby center, outdoor sports, shopping arcades, restaurants and screen movies on the weekends.Another brick in the wallTechno drive: BITS was developed with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, bringing world-class technical facilities to Pilani.Numero uno: The Practice School offered at BITS provides paid industry exposure to every student for seven and a half months.Local rules: Pilani was the chosen location for the university as it is the hometown of the founding chairperson Ghanshyam Das Birla.328 acres is the size of this campus situated on the outskirts of the city.Presently there are 309 faculty members teaching on campus.4,000 Students study at BITS and residential facilities are provided for all.The university offers 34 on campus courses ranging from bachelor’s to PhD.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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Sintrones: fanless AI box computers support autonomous vehicles, deep learning

first_imgSintrones introduce the new ABOX-5200G4 and ABOX-5200G1 with Intel GEN 8th 6 Cores i7-8700T. ABOX-5200G4and ABOX-5200G1 can support not only autonomous vehicles, deep learning A.I., automatic factory, but also apply to Smart Patrol and ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems).New ABOX-5200G4 and ABOX-5200G1 Fanless AI Box Computers are powered by Intel GEN 8th 6 Cores i7-8700T CPU with NVIDIA GeForce GTX technology: ABOX-5200G4 powered by GTX 1060 GPU while ABOX-5200G1 powered by GTX 1050TI GPU. It can provide high computing performance on more broadly to accelerate computational workloads. The new ABOX-5200G4 supports 1280 CUDA Cores and ABOX-5200G1 supports 768 CUDA Cores.Regards to expansion capability, ABOX-5200G4 and ABOX-5200G1 both have 8 x GPI, 4 x GPO and 3 x RS-232/422/485 to connect and 10 x GbE LAN (Optional for 8 x PoE) with Dual Hot Swappable SATA Storage RAID 0,1,5. In terms of operating in extreme weather conditions, ABOX-5200G4 has wide range operating temperature -40°C ~ 60°C and ABOX-5200G1’s operating temperature range is -40°C to 70°C.To highlight, ABOX-5200G4 and ABOX-5200G1 fanless AI box computers can process deep learning operations with NVIIDIA CUDA technology, support end-to-end deep learning solutions which play a vital role for autonomous vehicles and automatic factory. Furthermore, ABOX-5200G4 and ABOX-5200G1 can be applied to assist the system to detect objects, do basic classification and alert the drivers (i.e. Smart Patrol, ADAS monitoring and warning).Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Renesas expands RX24T and RX24U MCU lineup for motor control applicationsNext MEMXPRO: PCIe PT33 SSD series to upgrade industrial control systemslast_img read more

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Wenger refuses to criticise Mustafi blunder

first_imgLeague Cup Wenger refuses to criticise Mustafi after Aguero goal blunder Matthew Scott 05:34 2/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Mustafi - cropped Getty Images League Cup Arsenal Premier League Manchester City Arsenal v Manchester City Arsène Wenger The German abandoned his defensive post, allowing Man City’s top scorer a clear run through at David Ospina Arsene Wenger refused to criticise Shkodran Mustafi’s role in Manchester City’s opening goal after Arsenal were thrashed 3-0 in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final at Wembley.City ultimately cruised to victory at the national stadium, with Vincent Kompany and David Silva scoring after the interval, but the first half was a different story.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wasted a good chance to open the scoring, and Aguero edged City ahead when he latched onto a long Claudio Bravo punt and lobbed David Ospina. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Mustafi caught flak for his role in the goal, the German defender appealing for a foul to referee Craig Pawson rather than chase the striker, and former England defender Gary Neville lambasted “spineless” play from the Arsenal man.”He thought [so] yes,” Wenger said if Mustafi had reported a push.”I don’t know, I haven’t seen it again. From the outside, the push was not obvious. I don’t know, was he pushed or not but he thought [so]. He expected the free-kick, yes.”It’s difficult for me to go into individual criticism after the game like that.”You want to go home and analyse the game and individual criticism doesn’t matter too much, we have to focus on our next game.”3 – No manager has lost more League Cup finals than Arsene Wenger (2007, 2011 and 2018), level with Alex Ferguson (who also won the trophy four times). Hoodoo. pic.twitter.com/eg92R1Ifba— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 25, 2018That next game sees Arsenal welcome City to the Emirates Stadium on Thursday, but Wenger does not expect familiarity to give him any favours.”It doesn’t help because they will be on a high and we have to recover from disappointment,” he said. “So, they have the advantage.”​last_img read more

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Film Production Announced

first_imgNova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has announced a newly approved production through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Feb. 26. Documentary series, Maritime Museums, produced by Winter Light Productions Limited, has been approved for a funding commitment of $227,200 based on an eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $710,000. More details about productions approved for incentives through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund are available on the NSBI website at http://www.nsbi.ca/filmfunding . To learn more about the application process, eligible costs and guidelines, go to Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund at http://www.nsbi.ca . -30- the fund applies to eligible costs such as labour, goods or services purchased from a Nova Scotia-based supplier when an application is approved, NSBI issues a commitment letter which can be used for bank financing. When the applicant enters the official incentive agreement, the agreement can also be used for the financing process when the production is approved for a funding commitment, the funds are placed in reserve when the production is complete the applicant submits a final claim to NSBI for processing and disbursement all applications and claims are processed and approved by NSBIcenter_img Quick facts:last_img read more

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Photos of missing mother possibly ended up in burn pile police told

first_imgWillow FiddlerAPTN NewsLilly Southwind had a gut feeling not to hand over the pictures of her mom to police.Viola Panacheese had been missing for three days when she reported her missing 25 years ago to the Ontario Provincial Police in Sioux Lookout, Ont.“I gave them reluctantly, cause they didn’t have a current picture of her to post, to share in hopes of finding her,” Lilly said at Day 2 of the Thunder Bay public hearings of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.“I told them I want them back right away.”Years passed and Viola is still missing. So are the photos.Lilly kept on police to return the photos and would be shocked when she was finally told what happened to them.“He said, ‘we don’t have your mothers pictures. We don’t have them. Her file was lost,’” said Lilly. She was told it was possible the file ended up in the “burn pile” when the detachment moved into a new building.“I just sat there, I was in shock. My first thought was so when was it lost? How long has it been lost? All that time when things could’ve been done or people could’ve been interviewed again, all that time is gone,” said Lilly.Lilly told the inquiry more needs to be done to help families of missing persons.“I don’t want any family to ever go through that frustration, that angry, that anguish. I feel my family was wronged,” she said.last_img read more

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UN expert warns of increasing restrictions on free speech in Republic of

17 May 2010Full respect for human rights in the Republic of Korea, particularly the right to freedom of opinion and expression, is diminishing, as courts are more restrictive in their interpretation and implementation of existing laws, said an independent United Nations expert. “For the Republic of Korea to be a leader internationally, it must show its commitment to a truly democratic model of governance with full respect for human rights,” Frank la Rue, Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, said in a statement issued today following an official visit to the country.Korean courts have played an important role in upholding the right to freedom of expression, particularly since the restoration in 1987 of a multi-party political system, but “the increasing number of prosecutions creates a chilling effect in respect of the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, regardless of the outcomes of the decisions of the courts.”In the report following his 12-day country visit, Mr. la Rue noted six main areas of concern, including restrictions on regulations of freedom of expression on the Internet, freedom of assembly, freedom of expression prior to elections, the National Security Act, public broadcasting, the National Human Rights Commission of Korea, and the right to freedom of opinion and expression of public officials. Among his specific recommendations, the independent expert urged the Government to remove the crime of defamation from its Criminal Code, and promote a culture of tolerance regarding criticism.He also drew attention to the rights of Government officials, including teachers, to express their opinions both individually and collectively, and stressed that “the principle of diversity and pluralism is essential in any public broadcasting system.” The Special Rapporteur will submit a final report on his visit to the Human Rights Council in Geneva next year.Mr. la Rue said that the report was compiled despite being “deeply disappointed” that he could not meet with President Lee Myung-bak, Prime Minister Chung Un Chan or any of the ministers. “Despite my requests, I was unable to meet with the Prosecutor-General nor members of the National Intelligence Service, despite the fact that I came to the country on an official invitation,” said the expert, who was also unable to meet collectively with members of the National Human Rights Commission.Adding that he hopes to continue to engage constructively and openly with the Government, Mr. la Rue said that “Human rights transcend political ideologies, and its respect should constitute a common aspiration for all individuals in Republic of Korea.” read more

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UNbacked tribunal orders Russia to release Greenpeace protest ship and crew

The United Nations-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea today ordered that Russia release the Greenpeace ship and its crew that it seized in September following a protest over oil drilling off its coast, once the Netherlands posts a bond of 3.6 million euros.The Arctic Sunrise – an icebreaker operated by the environmental group and which flies the flag of the Netherlands – was boarded by Russian officials on 19 September, brought to the port of Murmansk Oblast and detained.Last month, the Netherlands instituted arbitral proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, claiming that that the arrest and detention of the vessel and its crew by Russia violated the treaty. It also requested that the Tribunal, based in the German city of Hamburg, prescribe provisional measures pending the arbitral proceedings. By a vote of 19 to 2, the Tribunal’s judges today ordered that, pending arbitration, Russia “shall immediately release the vessel Arctic Sunrise and all persons who have been detained, upon the posting of a bond or other financial security by the Netherlands which shall be in the amount of 3,600,000 euros…”The Arctic Sunrise was used by Greenpeace International, a non-governmental organization, to stage a protest against the offshore ice-resistant fixed platform ‘Prirazlomnaya’ in the Barents Sea. read more

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On World Diabetes Day Ban underscores threat of noncommunicable diseases

“Let us make World Diabetes Day meaningful by committing to practicing healthy living ourselves and making it possible for others to do the same,” Mr. Ban stated in his message for the Day, which is observed annually on 14 November.Approximately 350 million people are currently living with diabetes, and the number is expected to double between 2005 and 2030, according to projections by the UN World Health Organization (WHO).Diabetes – which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces – has become one of the major causes of premature illness and death in most countries, mainly through the increased risk of cardiovascular disease.Mr. Ban called on governments as well as the private sector and civil society to unite in producing and promoting more food products consistent with a healthy diet that are affordable, accessible and available to all.“A holistic approach to human health and the environment can serve to preserve biodiversity, encourage alternative forms of transportation, and boost the transition to a low-carbon economy,” he stressed.This year, World Diabetes Day focuses on healthy eating as an important component of both preventing and treating diabetes. Healthy eating and regular exercise can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes and are important in managing all types of diabetes, the Secretary-General said.Often misunderstood as a disease associated with affluent lifestyles, diabetes is a growing problem in developing countries. Recognizing that non-communicable diseases constitute one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, the United Nations convened a high-level meeting on the issue in 2011, during which governments committed to developing national policies for diabetes prevention, treatment and care.That commitment was reaffirmed two years later at the World Health Assembly, which set a target to stop the rise in obesity and diabetes by 2025. A second high-level UN meeting earlier this year recognized a marked increase in the number of countries with policies on non-communicable diseases.“This is welcome progress but governments must step up their response, including by protecting people against risk factors such as unhealthy diet and physical inactivity,” the Secretary-General said.“Fortunately, there are many cost-effective and feasible ways to address diabetes and other non-communicable diseases. By monitoring blood pressure, improving diet and engaging in exercise, people can significantly cut their risk and manage their symptoms,” he added.Started by WHO and the International Diabetes Federation, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients. read more

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Swedish Final Drott against Kristianstad in Scandinavium

HK Drott HalmstadIFK KristianstadSwedish handball final After serious battles in the Swedish Play-Off semifinal, the new champion will be decided after 60 minutes in “Scandinavium” in Gothenburg. Two best teams in Sweden are IFK Kristianstad and HK Drott Halmstad. The third and fourth team of the regular part of Championship made the great efforts to qualify for the final clash on May 9. IFK Kristianstad beat current champion Savehof 3:2 in series. Drott found a way to the final against Lugi after five matches – 3:2.Interesting fact is that both finalist secured  the decisive match with the victories as away teams. Kristianstad beat Savehof 32:27, while Drott was better than Lugi 24:23. ← Previous Story Austria sold over 50% tickets for decisive clash in June! Next Story → Bundesliga (Round 30): Fuchse Berlin led by Igropulo win away at Wetzlar, continue fight for second place read more

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SIPTU encourages members to accept Croke Park agreement

first_imgIRELANDS’S LARGEST UNION SIPTU, has today voted to encourage its members to accept the terms of the new Croke Park agreement.At a meeting of the union’s national executive committee, representatives voted to decide whether they would urge its more than 200,000 members to accept or reject the proposals which will see cuts to public sector pay and allowances.In a statement today, the union said that the proposals on the table were the result of “unprecedentedly difficult negotiations” and that it believed that the best way to protect workers’ interests is “through a single centralised agreement, prohibiting compulsory redundancies, limiting redeployment and restricting outsourcing”.“Otherwise each group, grade and category, irrespective of how strong they believe themselves to be, is vulnerable to being isolated and attacked in the desperate quest for ‘savings’”, it said.SIPTU said the proposals were “the best that could be obtained through negotiation” and that voting no would not make the problem go away.Ultimately, the real danger is that public service workers could end up with the worst of both worlds, ie legislated pay cuts on one hand and no agreement on the other. Then workers would suffer the cuts but they would have no protection against compulsory redundancy, redeployment or outsourcing. This in turn would open the way for one group after the other to be isolated and attacked, potentially forfeiting far more than what is envisaged in the LRC proposals.The union urged its members to consider the proposals carefully and decide whether they can go along with them for the period envisaged with the objective of recovering lost ground later, or whether they have no alternative but to make a stand now.The outcome will be decided by a majority vote in the secret ballot to be conducted over the next four weeks.If the proposal is accepted by members, the union said that it will not participate in any negotiation that would entail a further diminution of pay and terms of employment.IMPACT has also encouraged its members to accept the deal while other unions like the The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), the Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) and Unite remain in opposition to the terms proposed.Related: Ireland’s largest union to decide on Croke Park II today>More: Four unions launch joint No campaign to Croke Park 2>last_img read more

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Dublin Airport is getting four new multistorey office buildings

first_img Short URL How the offices will look. Image: Dublin Airport Dublin Airport is getting four new multi-storey office buildings It is estimated that approximately 400 jobs could be created during the construction phase. Image: Dublin Airport 31 Comments Share86 Tweet Email7 http://jrnl.ie/3238730 DUBLIN AIRPORT WILL get 42,000 square metres of new office space after securing planning permission for four new office blocks.DAA, which runs the airport, applied for permission to demolish buildings on the site to the north of Terminal 2, surrounding the former Aer Lingus Head Office building. That building has been taken over by ESB International in recent months.The proposal, which An Bord Pleanala approved last week by a 2 to 1 majority, envisages the building of four six- and seven-storey office buildings on the site, with a 742-space multi-storey car park and a pavilion cafe and a raised pedestrian link from the central courtyard to the Terminal 2 multi-storey car.It is estimated that a number of jobs could be created during the construction phase with a peak number of 400 workers on site. Once built, the offices are expected to house 2,838 direct employees. DAA says the plan has the potential to “contribute €1.3 billion annually to national output”.The plan was approved after an objection by the Irish Airline Pilots Association to the original granting of permission by Fingal County Council.Work is expected to begin on the first two buildings, comprising around half the floor space, and the public space this summer, with completion planned for next year. A new hotel near Terminal 2, which would be the fourth-largest in Ireland, is in the tendering stages and is set to open its doors in 2019.Read: Landlords will have to provide an oven, fridge and microwave under new rulescenter_img How the offices will look. By Paul Hosford Tuesday 14 Feb 2017, 10:30 AM 19,734 Views Feb 14th 2017, 10:30 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Alex Perry to quit

first_imgFashion designer Alex Perry is set to quit smoking on May 31 as part of World No Tobacco Day. Quit smoking product maker Nicabate has launched a Pledge to Quit page on facebook with Perry as the ambassador so people can join in and pledge to quit smoking together on World No Tobacco Day. So far more than 2000 Australian smokers are planning to quit next week alongside Perry.Perry told Sydney Morning Herald that smoking goes hand-and-hand with the fashion industry.“I think the fashion industry is known for smoking, if that makes sense,” Perry said.“It’s a glass of champagne and a cigarette, and it’s all fabulous darling, but it actually isn’t, and that’s why I want to lead a healthier life.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Coliloquy propose les premiers livres numériques dont vous êtes le héros

first_imgColiloquy propose les premiers livres numériques “dont vous êtes le héros”Si, vous aussi, vous avez sauté de page en page dans « les livres dont vous êtes le héros », il est temps de découvrir les premiers “ebook dont vous êtes le héros”, créés par Coliloquy. Un livre dont vous être le héros consistait en une histoire interactive où il fallait suivre les liens entre les pages. Avec des mots comme “interaction” et “liens”, comment ne pas imaginer une version numérique de ces aventures ?La start-up Coliloquy doit être composée de nostalgiques de ces livres. Elle va proposer exclusivement des ebooks dont vous êtes le héros, sur le Kindle d’Amazon. Contrairement aux livres papiers, ils seront bien plus simples à créer, et surtout il y aura de nouvelles possibilités. Il n’y aura plus des centaines de pages à tourner, même si, bien entendu, les habitués seront tristes de ne pas retrouver la bonne vielle sensation de feuilleter sans cesse des centaines de pages. Mais, les auteurs, pourraient également être tenus au courant des choix des lecteurs, et adapter leurs suites. Les choix pourraient d’ailleurs être beaucoup plus libres, avec un auteur en arrière-boutique pour construire le livre en fonction des réponses. Certains regretteront également l’automatisation des systèmes de caractéristiques, qui requéraient autrefois de tout noter avec son crayon de papier. Il faudra sans doute que les auteurs fassent attention à bien se démarquer du jeu vidéo, sans quoi le genre perdrait beaucoup de son intérêt.L’interactivité est définitivement un des éléments qui pourraient faire le succès des ebooks et le renouveau de la lecture, mais dans ce domaine tout reste à faire. Un autre intérêt de l’ebook a été récemment exploité par Apple, avec ses manuels scolaires numériques. Coliloquy propose déjà des titres comme “Getting Dumped”  (Se faire larguer) ou Arcania (une aventure de fantasy). Tout est en anglais, mais on peut supposer sans trop prendre de risque que d’autres initiatives de ce genre vont suivre.À quand de telles versions des classiques “Défis fantastiques” ou “Loup Solitaire” ? Pour mémoire, le genre du livre dont vous êtes le héros avait périclité au cours des années 90, mais un vent plus favorable souffle depuis des rééditions en 2003 des “Défis fantastiques” par l’anglais Wizard Books, et en 2007 par Gallimard en France. Le 28 janvier 2012 à 09:45 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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11 Hysterical Google Street Views

first_imgLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. 50 Attorneys General Launch Bipartisan Probe Into GoogleYouTube Fined $170M For Alleged Child Privacy Law Violation Stay on targetcenter_img We live in a magical realm where thousands of cars are trolling the streets shooting footage of everything around them, and documenting them for all eternity. Yes, there is something majorly Big Brother about this, but it’s also the way that we’re able to sit in our underwear at home and check out the street view of nearly anywhere in the world.Oh, Google Street View. You’re incredibly useful, a little terrifying, and sometimes, incredibly funny. Because these observation mobiles are cruising the streets and recording everything, they pick up some pretty hilarious things. What follows is 11 of the most hysterical ones:Someone is Being naughtyI don’t know if this is some kind of role-playing or if it’s just their regular kink, but it sure looks like granny is gonna put an ass whooping on gramps. I have a feeling he likes it. (image from here)Robots Living Robot LivesEveryone is so busy these days, including robots. So it’s not surprising to see them walking through town. Whether out on a shopping trip or just commuting to work at least these robots are stylish. (image from here)AquamenSometimes shit just gets weird, and you catch a couple of guys in full snorkel gear getting ready to fight the other snorkel gang down the street.  (image from here)Everybody PoopsNone of can throw stones at this fella. Sometimes a poop has to happen, and you’ve gotta let it. Too bad this hiding spot isn’t as secret as he thought. (image from here)Ironman’s WeaknessIronman may be indestructible, but an open secret among superheroes is that he can’t hold his liquor for shit. Here he is sleeping one off. (image from here)This Guy is a BadassI don’t know about you, but I’m a total weenie compared to this guy. He is singlehandedly chasing a bear off his property. Wow! (image from here)Epic Historical BattleShout out to all my LARPers who have no respect for historical accuracy. I’m pretty sure this is a samurai fighting a Celtic warrior. A boy can dream can’t he? (image from here)A Man and his Monkey“Why yes officer I decided to go for a jaunt on my penny-farthing and set up a wonderful little trailer for my monkey to ride in.” (image from here)Escaped Convict“Run! If you sell drugs in the school zoneRun! If you gettin’ chased with no shoes onRun! Fuck that! Run! Cops got, guns!”-from the song “Run” by Ghostface Killah feat. Jadakiss (image from here)WipeoutOuch! This looks like it hurt. You just gotta get back on there and try again. (image from here)WTFI have no idea what’s going on here. And you know what? I’m perfectly ok with that. (image from here)last_img read more

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Guardiola wants only committed players

first_imgThe Manchester City manager has talked after Brahim Diaz decided to play for Real Madrid in the Spanish La Liga.Brahim Diaz left Manchester City and now the Citizens’ boss Pep Guardiola has talked about how he only wants committed players at his club.“Like I said many times, I don’t want people that don’t want to stay here,” he told Sky Sports.“We did with Brahim everything we have done with Phil (Foden) and with Jadon – important players and we did absolutely everything. The only one who decides to stay is Phil.”Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“We wish him all the best. Real Madrid is not a bad step, so hopefully he can take the minutes he wants and that he didn’t want here for many reasons,” he added.“He’s a nice guy. Congratulations to the academy and the club for working so well, because important teams in Europe want our players,” he commented.“But you have to take a look at all the big clubs in Europe, how many young players that are in the first team immediately. Young players need time.”“David Silva, for example, he went on loan to become what he is right now. Some players have patience and trust in what the club wants to do, some don’t,” he concluded.last_img read more

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Slack reportedly expects to reveal listing prospectus this week

first_img Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) $999 Slack’s IPO, Tesla Model 3 price cut Sprint Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays See It I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Slack is moving closer to going public. S3studio / Getty Images Messaging startup Slack is expected to take another step toward going public by revealing its prospectus this week, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.The chat platform, which filed confidential plans to go public with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in February, is expected to make the document available by Friday, sources told the newspaper. The filing will show that Slack’s annual revenue for this year is expected to be $500 million, the newspaper reported.The chat platform was reportedly valued at $7 billion in 2018, according to CNBC, and has more than 10 million daily active users. If all goes as planned, 2019 will be a year of tech IPOs. Silicon Valley companies like Lyft, Pinterest and Zoom have already gone public. Others like Airbnb and Palantir are expected to issue initial public offerings, along with ride-hailing giant Uber.Slack declined to comment on the report. $520 at HP Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. See at Turo $60 at Best Buy Best Buy Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Tags Boost Mobile Read DJI Osmo Action preview 1:17 Angela Lang/CNET $155 at Google Express DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. $59 at eBay $999 $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Tags 7 Read the Rylo camera preview Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) See it Sarah Tew/CNET Post a comment The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price.center_img Amazon Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X 0 $999 See It Rylo Read the AirPods review What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $299 at Amazon See at Amazon DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. See It Sarah Tew/CNET Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Now playing: Watch this: Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Share your voice Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tech Industry Stock Market,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Sarah Tew/CNET $999 $6 at Tidal Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express The Cheapskate Chris Monroe/CNET CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Comments Read Google Home Hub review Share your voice $210 at Best Buy Turo: Save $30 on any car rentallast_img read more

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Illegal settlements beneath Tank Bund demolished

first_imgTank Bund: Town Planning Officials of GHMC circle 15 demolished illegal settlements under Tank Bund flyover on Wednesday. As many as 18 huts were removed using bulldozers. Town planning ACP of circle 15 Sathyanarayana warned of stringent action against those who encroach footpaths. The entire operation was monitored by DMC Uma Prakash, town planning ACP Sathyanarayana and AMHO Dr Hemalatha. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Some people have illegally built huts on the right side of Tank Bund flyover, and it was reported that they were engaged in anti-social activities. Based on the complaints from locals on anti-social activities and unclean surroundings, GHMC town planning officials swooped in to demolish the illegal settlements. Tension prevailed during the demolition as hut dwellers argued with the officials, in an effort to stop them from demolishing huts. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us However, 18 huts were demolished with the help of two bulldozers, municipal staff, amidst security provided by police team led by Chikkadpally ACP Narsimha Reddy and CI Venkat Reddy. The operation started at 10 am in the morning and was completed without any hurdle with the help of police. Municipal EE Narayana, vigilance AE Sujith along with a large number of municipal staff participated in the operation.last_img read more

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