Fire at underconstruction building near Pragati Maidan

first_imgNew Delhi: A fire broke out at an under-construction building near gate number 6 of Pragati Maidan on Thursday morning, a Delhi Fire Services official said.A person called up the fire station to inform about the blaze around 11 am. Five fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.It doesn’t look like a big fire. It seems the shuttering material being used in the construction caught fire, the official said.last_img

Ottawas toughoncrime agenda will push more Aboriginal women into doing hard time

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe number of Aboriginal women going to prison is exploding.According to a new report, the Conservative’s tough-on-crime agenda will mean those numbers will increase.APTN National News reporter Annette Francis has this story.last_img

Elon Musk asks judge to toss divers lawsuit in Thai dustup

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Elon Musk is asking a California judge to throw out a lawsuit filed against him by a British diver who accused the tech entrepreneur of falsely calling him a pedophile.Wednesday’s court filing argues that “the public knew from the outset that Musk’s insults were not intended to be statements of fact.”Musk called diver Vernon Unsworth a “pedo” in a tweet to his 22.5 million followers after Unsworth criticized Musk in a CNN interview in July about efforts to rescue young soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand.Musk and engineers from his rocket company, SpaceX, built a small submarine and shipped it to Thailand to help with the rescue. The device wasn’t used and in the interview, Unsworth called it a “PR stunt.”Amanda Lee Myers, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Save the Children Report Morocco Makes Strides in Providing for Children

Rabat – In its third annual report, the humanitarian organization Save the Children’s 2019 Global Childhood Report ranked Morocco 83rd out of 176 countries, with a score of 864 in terms of children’s access to basic human rights.The UK-based nonprofit’s report shows that Morocco has made significant progress between the years of 2000 and 2019, where it scored 774 on a scale of 1000 points, a 90-point increase in the End of Childhood Index.The index shows how well children have access to healthcare, education, nutrition, and protection from abusive practices such as child labor and underage marriage. Read also: Islamicity Index: ‘Non-Muslim Countries Reflect Islamic Values Better than Muslim Countries’Despite persistent childhood-related issues facing a number of countries, the report brings hope. It stated that children today are much better off at achieving their full potential than ever before. Singapore took the lead with a total of 989 points, outranking leading countries such as Sweden, Finland, and Norway.The highest-scoring Arab country was Qatar at number 40 with a score of 933, followed by the United Arab Emirates, which ranked 43, scoring 931. Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon came in at 44, 45, and 47 respectively, leaving behind Algeria and Morocco.The 68-page report also found that the world has managed to cut the rate of child mortality by half, with over 50 million children saved since 2000 thanks to protections against deadly diseases such as malaria and pneumonia.Read also:Zoha Rahman Playing Spiderman’s First Hijabi Character in Latest FilmThe number of children under age 5 who died in 2000 reached nearly 10 million compared to 2017, which saw 5.4 million deaths.Child labor rates also saw a dramatic decline of 40%, the report shows, despite falling short of the 2050 target to end all forms of child labor. The report shows that 173 countries out of 176 have improved the situation of children in the past 20 years through enrolling children in school, providing better access to health care, and reducing malnutrition. read more

Womens Basketball No 13 Ohio State romps Rutgers 9068

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun drives down the baseline in the third quarter of the Buckeyes’ win against Rutgers on Feb. 8 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorRutgers stayed within striking distance of the No. 13 Ohio State women’s basketball team for the majority of the first quarter and trailed by just one point when Buckeye head coach Kevin McGuff called a timeout with two minutes remaining. Ohio State responded from that timeout with a 35-15 run to cruise into halftime with what proved to be an insurmountable 51-30 lead.The Buckeyes rode their early lead to a 90-68 victory against the Scarlet Knights Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center.During the first-half run, Ohio State (20-5, 9-3 Big Ten) hit six 3-pointers. The Buckeyes went 11-for-22 from beyond the arc and hit 56 percent of their shots. They held Rutgers (18-8, 6-6 Big Ten) to just 39 percent shooting. Rutgers went 4-of-19 from 3.“We started getting some stops and then the stops were leading to transition basketball,” Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff said. “I thought that’s what really allowed us to kind of get some separation in the game.”Senior guard Kelsey Mitchell had a team-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting. She hit 5-of-6 triples. Five other Buckeyes scored in double-figures, including redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga, who dropped 12 points and corralled a game-high 13 rebounds. Redshirt junior guard Sierra Calhoun hit 3-of-5 3s and scored 17 points.Ohio State entered the game ranked first in the Big Ten in turnover ratio, but Rutgers followed closely behind, ranking second in the conference. The Scarlet Knights proved to be no match in terms of ball control for the majority of the first half, however. The Buckeyes held a 14-12 turnover advantage and scored 25 points off turnovers.“People have different philosophies, but we’re really aggressive when we turn somebody over,” McGuff said. “I thought our kids made good decisions, too, in transition about shot selection. Sometimes you can get going kind of fast and take bad shots, but I didn’t think we did that tonight.”Ohio State’s win against Rutgers was its fourth victory in a row and the fourth game it held its opponents to 68 points or fewer. This is the lowest opponents have scored in a four-game stretch since McGuff was hired five seasons ago. The win streak comes following a three-game losing streak in which the Buckeyes gave up 84 points to Michigan, 99 points to Maryland and 103 points to Iowa.“I personally think the losing streak that we were on motivated us to do better and separate ourselves from our opponents,” redshirt senior guard Linnae Harper said. “We just looked back, watched some film and tried to get better from those games. It’s been showing for the last four games.”The Buckeyes assisted on 20 of their made shots. Though senior guard Asia Doss struggled with her shot (1-for-7), she led the game with seven assists. Senior guard Tyler Scaife, the only Scarlet Knight who averaged more than seven points per game entering the contest, led Rutgers with 27 points. But she hit just 12-of-27 shots from the field. Rutgers held a hefty 40-32 rebound edge. The Scarlet Knights nearly had as many offensive rebounds (24) as the Buckeyes had defensive rebounds (21). This led to the visiting team scoring 21 second-chance points. McGuff said the Buckeyes struggled to get a body on Rutgers’ rebounders and that his team played more zone than usual, which was effective when defending, but not when rebounding.With redshirt junior forward Makayla Waterman day-to-day and sitting out with a neck injury Wednesday’s game, Ohio State added sophomore guard Jensen Caretti to its eight-person rotation. She scored two points in 14 minutes.The Buckeyes will be back in action at 2 p.m. Sunday when they take on South Florida in an unusual non-conference road game late in the season. read more

Father of 1 gets 3 years for trafficking cannabis

A 42-year-old man was on Wednesday handed down a sentence of 3 years imprisonment when he appeared before Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts  slapped with possession of narcotics charge.The charge which was read to Seon Fitzgerald, a vendor and a father of one stated that on October 13, 2018, at Sophia, Georgetown he had in his possession 76 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking.The man admitted to the charge after it was read to him.According to the prosecutor’s case, on the day in question at around 07:00h ranks from the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were on patrol in the above mentioned area when they observed the defendant acting in a suspicious manner.The man was approached by the ranks, who identified themselves and conducted a search on his person.A black plastic bag containing the cannabis was found in his possession. The defendant was taken into custody and later charged for the offence.The unrepresented man in an effort to defend himself told the court that he found the bag with the cannabis. “I was coming round the corner and I pick up it up, I told the police I just find the bag, I have a baby, and I’m the only breadwinner for my family” the man stated.However, Magistrate Latchman made no hesitation and handed down a fine of $30,000 along with three years imprisonment. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMan who tells court he uses cannabis as medicine granted bail  August 5, 2019In “Court”Father of 2 jailed for 3 years over ganja possessionAugust 23, 2017In “Court”‘Hustler’ to spend three years behind bars for narcotics possessionJune 28, 2017In “Court” read more

Official Pikachu Shoes Fit For Any Pokémon Trainer

first_imgPut a little PikaPika in your step with these adorable new Pikachu shoes coming to you from the minds of Japanese shoe fashion label Esperanza.With the popularity of Pokémon hitting an all-time fever pitch via Nintendo DS games, anime series, and the super viral Pokémon GO app, now seems to be the time for the release of tons of products inspired by the franchise.Step out in true Pokémon gamer style with the most adorable set of kicks yet, called the Pikachu Collection.A set of 4-inch heels is the signature pair of this collection, featuring a dangling Pikachu tail from the back, and Pikachu ears protruding from the front. ¥12,744, or about $123 USD.For those of us who are heel-challenged, there’s also a flat version of this shoe, much more suited to walking the streets of Tokyo looking for Pokémon. ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.The all-over print flats feature a multitude of grinning Pikachus that will bring a smile to any Pokémon trainer’s face. There are tiny Pikachu tails on the backs of these shoes as well! ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.If red is more your thing, check out the two curious Pikachu faces adorning these flats, with a subtle red Pokéball print covering the shoe. ¥9,612, or about $93 USD.Each pair of adorably bright shoes comes with a signature Pokéball-inspired shoe box, perfect for hiding your horde of Pokéballs.The shoes are available for pre-order with a 10% discount on Esperanza’s site now. They will also all be sold over-the-counter at most Esperanza shoe stores throughout Japan starting in mid-October. The Esperanza store in the famous Shibuya 109 building will also feature a limited time Pikachu photo booth!So who out there is going to spring for these novelty shoes? Gotta be the very best!last_img read more

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and

first_imgPakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry have a new resource to encourage success. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World Initiative for Soy in Human Health (WISHH) produced the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded FEEDing Pakistan project.The handbook, released this week at a launching ceremony in Karachi, shares knowledge from the three-year FEEDing Pakistan project and insight from international experts.WISHH’s FEEDing Pakistan has assisted approximately 2,000 Pakistani fish farmers and helped increase the market value of fish produced—tilapia—from zero at the beginning of the project to an estimated 450 mill rupees ($4.5 million USD) in 2014.“We congratulate Pakistan’s fish farmers, academics, members of the private sector, and government officials. Their participation and dedication to increased knowledge resulted in quick adoption of new technologies and best management practices,” said R.S.N. Janjua, who leads the project as ASA/WISHH Country Representative. “Rapid acceptance and investment in new ideas, including soy-based floating fish feed, is scaling up Pakistan’s aquaculture industry to help fill Pakistan’s protein gap in human diets and contribute to the food security of Pakistan.”University of Arizona College of Agriculture Director of International Programs Kevin Fitzsimmons added that consumer demand for tilapia has also spilled over to an increased demand for better quality carp and trout.An ASA/WISHH assessment found that Pakistan had an extensive system of fish farming but no commercial, high-protein, floating, extruded fish feeds were produced in the country. To implement FEEDing Pakistan, ASA/WISHH chose to partner with Kansas State University (KSU) to capitalize on their world-renowned expertise in feed production technology.KSU conducted training courses on fish feed manufacturing and best management aquaculture practices with University of Arizona collaboration. In addition, KSU provided technical assistance to industry stakeholders.Results of FEEDing Pakistan include a project trainee and co-owner of a Pakistani company, Oryza Organics Pvt. Ltd., who established Pakistan’s first extruder dedicated to the production of floating fish feed. Another trainee, the CEO of Tawakkal Fish Farms, started buying the soy-based floating fish feed from Oryza. Tawakkal has made multiple investments in their facility, creating the first private-sector tilapia hatchery in Pakistan. This year, Tawakkal plans to sell approximately 3 million young tilapia to other farmers, and in the future, to expand to 10 million tilapia fry per annum.During the project, ASA/WISHH provided U.S.-soy formulated floating feed for feeding demonstrations reaching hundreds of farmers. FEEDing Pakistan demonstration tilapia fish averaged 600 grams per fish–double the weight of traditional Pakistan fish harvests. The tilapia received a premium in the local market place and increased enthusiasm for further development of Pakistan’s aquaculture industry with soy-based fish feeds. Pakistani fish farmers had never seen such results. ASA/WISHH also worked directly with a variety of farmers who are now selling live tilapia in multiple markets.The Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan contains 12 chapters on the entire farm-to-consumer aquaculture value chain. Lead editor is Kevin Fitzsimmons, Ph.D., past president of the World Aquaculture Society. Co-editor is R.S.N. Janjua, Ph.D.  Local lead author is Muhammad Ashraf, Ph.D., Dean, Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pattoki Campus, Punjab-Pakistan.There is no charge to access the book that is available to download through WISHH’s website by clicking here.For further information about the FEEDing Pakistan project, click here to view “The Blue Revolution” documentary which includes project highlights and achievements.WISHH is a trade-development organization. Since U.S. soybean farmers founded WISHH in 2000, it has worked in 24 countries to improve diets, as well as encouraged growth of food industries. The WISHH program is managed from ASA’s world headquarters in St. Louis. For more information, visit the website.last_img read more

Farmers Ag Students Learn Leadership Communication Skills at Soybean Leadership College

first_imgSoybean Leadership College attendees of all ages came to the annual conference in St. Louis to learn how to communicate and be a better advocate for agriculture.Agriculture trailblazers of all ages from across the country attended ASA’s 17th annual Soybean Leadership College (SLC) in St. Louis this week to debunk GMO myths, network and learn more about being an impactful communicator and leader.Soybean Leadership College provides current and future agricultural industry leaders with training to effectively promote the soybean industry, communicate key agricultural messages and work to expand U.S. soybean market opportunities domestically and internationally while fostering networking between growers from across the country.Quint Pottinger, of Kentucky, (left) chats with SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont (right) after her presentation “10 Blankety-Blank Arguments Against GMOs – Why Science Rocks Agriculture.”The 2017 Soybean Leadership College opened with the session, “10 Blankety-Blank Arguments Against GMOs – Why Science Rocks Agriculture”- with Yvette d’Entremont AKA the SciBabe, an analytical chemist turned science blogger, who has proven that a few jokes and a little bit of sass can shake up the way people talk about all things agriculture. She has traveled the world busting pseudoscience and speaking to the importance of only trusting proven science, especially in agriculture and food consumption.D’Entremont gave tips on how to communicate affectively, using relatable language without bombarding with figures and graphs.Ally Perry from the Center of Food Integrity (CFI) offered perspective on why consumers are so concerned about their food and don’t trust the food industry. She encouraged ag leaders to share their values, embrace skepticism and put the “why” before the science in conversations.To kick-off the second day of the program, Wixted & Company presented a communications workshop with tips for interviews, followed by a sustainability and pollinator panel led by ASA Director Wayne Fredericks, Bayer Crop Science’s Iain Kelly and BASF’s Gary Schmitz.Soybean leaders enjoyed a dinner of create-your-own stir-fry before trivia.Farmers and social media gurus Jenny Rohrich, Dave Walton and Quint Pottinger provided insight on how those in the ag industry can affectively use different social platforms to tell their stories and share the truth about where food comes from.Soybean leaders enjoyed a dinner of create-your-own stir-fry before trivia.Rounding out the program were sessions on financial management, diversity in agriculture and an opportunity to ask ASA grower leaders questions about the association. Participants got the chance to make new friends and win prizes during the Soybean Leadership College Trivia Night and Dinner. Teams got into the competitive spirit as they shared their knowledge of history, sports, soybeans, music and more.(From left to right) SciBabe Yvette d’Entremont , Jenny Rohrich and Dave Walton prepare to discuss agriculture, science and communication in a live chat on Facebook.Crystal Dau, a Kansas State University senior studying agronomy, said she left Soybean Leadership College with some new perspectives and tips.“It’s been really refreshing to meet different soybean leaders from across the U.S. and come together to be further educated on how to share views about ag and what we’re doing and be the face for farming for consumers,” she said. “My favorite part has been meeting people because our experiences with soybeans are different across the U.S. and our farming practices vary –and I’m excited to go back into the industry after graduation and use some of the things I’ve learned here and incorporate the information to make better recommendations for farmers.”Special thanks to Soybean Leadership College sponsors:Corporate Partners:BASFBayer Crop ScienceBungeFarm Credit CouncilState QSSB Sponsors:Arkansas Soybean Promotion BoardDelaware Soybean BoardIllinois Soybean AssociationIndiana Soybean AllianceIowa Soybean AssociationKansas Soybean CommissionKentucky Soybean BoardMaryland Soybean BoardMichigan Soybean Promotion CommitteeMinnesota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilNebraska Soybean BoardNew York Corn and Soybean Growers AssociationNorth Carolina Soybean Producers Association, Inc.North Dakota Soybean CouncilOhio Soybean BoardSouth Dakota Soybean Research and Promotion CouncilTennessee Soybean Promotion BoardVirginia Soybean BoardVIDEO: Click here to see the SciBabe’s chat with farmers/ASA social media panelists Jenny Rohrich and Dave Walton.See more photos of SLC 2017 on Facebook!last_img read more

Camas schools propose 2 levies

first_imgTwo proposed replacement levies for the Camas School District would maintain or increase tax rates for four years, but taxpayers could expect an overall drop to their property tax statements if voters approve the changes.The district will ask voters in February to replace expiring levies. The district will use the money to pay for maintenance and operations and for technology. But starting in 2014, bond rates at the district level are projected to decrease — the result of the district’s refinancing of some capital improvements bonds, along with the retirement of others — reducing taxpayers’ overall bills.The levies would come at a time of penny-pinching for the school district, officials say.“We’ve already trimmed budgets all around.” said district spokeswoman Doreen McKercher.Combined, the levies and bonds would set the tax rate at $7.32 per $1,000 of assessed property value in 2014, before increasing it to $7.61 by 2017. The current rate is $8 per $1,000 of assessed property value, or $1,200 a year for a home valued at $150,000.The school district predicts the levies, when lumped together, would shore up between $12.7 million and $14.1 million in each of their four years.The maintenance and operations levy would be used to ensure stable funding on everything from new curriculummaterials to on-grounds safety, district officials say. The technology levy would pay for hardware, software, and infrastructure related to the district’s network.Without the levies, the school district would likely have to make further cuts, McKercher said. Levies represent about 20 percent of the overall funding at the Camas School District.In the last four years, as the state has shifted more responsibility for education funding to local sources, the school district has cut some sports and other extracurricular programs.last_img read more

The Magazine Channel Launches Reading App

first_img Now available for free download, iPhone app Inkworthy boasts more magazine articles than any other reader, according to The Magazine Channel, with some 40 percent of the content from the more than 450 participating publishers making its digital debut on the app.  Targeted ads interwoven among and within the stories—both seachable and sortable by topic—will generate shared revenue for both the app and the publishers with whom it partners, but The Magazine Channel says an added benefit for publishers is the ability to identify individual print articles that perform particularly well with mobile, social media-inclined audiences. Click the images below for some screenshots of the app. The Magazine Channel, the tech company founded by Publishers Press in 2012, has released a new reading app, the company announced today. Inkworthy joins existing competitors Zinio, Issuu, Texture, Magzter, Flipboard, Pixelmags, and several others, as well as newsstands on platforms like Google Play, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble’s Nook.last_img read more

Mini Nuclear Power Plants Could Power 20000 Homes Update

first_img The small energy modules were originally designed by Otis “Pete” Peterson and other scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. Now, the technology is being commercially developed by Hyperion Power Generation, which recently announced that it has taken its first orders and plans to start mass production within five years.”Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a watt anywhere in the world,” said John Deal, CEO of Hyperion. “[The nuclear plants] will cost approximately $25 million each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $2,500 per home.”Because of their small size, the mini power plants can be assembled relatively quickly and transported by truck, rail or ship to remote locations, even places that currently do not have electricity. The power plants provide an alternative to current nuclear plants, which are large, expensive, and take about 10 years to build. Also, large-scale power plants don´t fit the needs of small populations or areas without available land. Hyperion´s modules can be connected together to provide energy for larger populations, as well.In addition, the Hyperion modules have no moving parts to wear down, and never need to be opened on site. Even if opened, the small amount of enclosed fuel would immediately cool, alleviating safety concerns. “It is impossible for the module to go supercritical, ´melt down,´ or create any type of emergency situation,” the company states on its Web site. Because the Hyperion plants would be buried underground and guarded by a security detail, the company explains that they´ll be out of sight and safe from illegitimate uses. Further, the material inside wouldn´t be appropriate for proliferation purposes.”You would need nation-state resources in order to enrich our uranium,” Deal said. “Temperature-wise it´s too hot to handle. It would be like stealing a barbecue with your bare hands.”The reactors need to be refueled about every seven to ten years. After five years of generating power, Hyperion says that the module produces a total waste of about the size of a softball, which could be a candidate for fuel recycling. 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. Hyperion now has more than 100 orders for its modules, mostly from the oil and electricity industries. The first order came from a Czech infrastructure company called TES, which specializes in water plants and power plants. TES ordered six modules and optioned another 12, with the first planned to be located in Romania.Hyperion plans to build three manufacturing plants, with the goal of producing 4,000 mini nuclear modules between 2013 and 2023. Next year, the company will submit an application to build the modules to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.While acknowledging that the commercial development of mini nuclear plants is a lofty goal, Hyperion believes that the potential benefits of the technology make the effort well worthwhile. Along with bringing electricity to remote locations, the Hyperion modules could also be used to provide clean water for the 25% of the world´s population that currently does not have access to clean water. The modules can provide power to pump, clean, and process water, which in turn can help decrease disease, poverty, and social unrest.Update (November 12, 2008): The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) contacted to state that the NRC has no plans to review the Hyperion design in the near future, although the NRC and Hyperion have had preliminary talks. Because the Hyperion design is unique, the NRC expects that it will take significant time to ensure safety requirements. In a response to a letter from October 2008, the NRC stated:“Hyperion Power Generation is in the early stages of development of this design, and very little testing information is available for this design concept. Hyperion Power Generation has indicated that it will submit technical reports to support a pre-application review in late FY 2009. The NRC cannot engage in any meaningful, formal technical interaction with the potential applicant until we receive those reports. Because of the very limited amount of test data and lack of operating experience available for a uranium hydride reactor, the NRC staff anticipates that a licensing review would involve significant technical, safety, and licensing policy issues.”More information: www.hyperionpowergeneration.comvia: The Guardian Explore further Hyperion´s miniature nuclear modules could be easily transported and buried underground, with the ability to power up to 20,000 homes.center_img ( — Underground nuclear power plants no bigger than a hot tub may soon provide electricity for communities around the world. Measuring about 1.5 meters across, the mini reactors can each power about 20,000 homes. (Please see below for an update) Citation: Mini Nuclear Power Plants Could Power 20,000 Homes (Update) (2008, November 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from A drier future sets the stage for more wildfireslast_img read more

Run for peace

first_imgOver 1000 students took part, representing IMS group of Institutions and other institutions. The marathon started from Kavinagar Ram Leela Ground and ended at IMS – Lal Quan Campus. The marathon was flagged off by SVS Ranga Rao, district magistrate of Ghaziabad.The management and faculties of the institute also participated along with the students. The winners of the marathon are Prasant Dubey (BTech II Year), Dauji (MCA I Year), Chandransh Singh (PGDM II Year). The management appreciated all the students who participated in the marathon.Chief guest of the occasion Kiran Yadav, SP – Traffic of Ghaziabad congratulated the students and addressed them.  Trustee of IMS society Rakesh Chariaji also addressed the students during the event. He spoke about the need of peace and harmony in the society and students contribution towards it. He also asked the students to be messengers of peace and make the society a better place.last_img read more

Central Forces start moving towards North Bengal from Jangalmahal

first_imgKolkata: Central Forces deployed at Jangalmahal in Bengal started their movement towards North Bengal on Thursday for the first phase of elections scheduled in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar on April 11, after the state government agreed to release 29 companies of Central Forces presently deployed there.The final deployment plan was settled after the CEO of Bengal Ariz Aftab held a detailed meeting with ADG (Law and Order) Siddh Nath Gupta, ADG (Armed Force) Ranvir Kumar and IG (BSF) Y B Kurania at the CEO’s office on Thursday evening. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”We are trying to deploy Central Forces in all the sensitive booths, while the non-critical booths will be managed by forces of the state,” a senior official of the CEO’s office said. The forces that are expected to reach North Bengal by Friday, will add to the seven companies of BSF already posted in the two North Bengal districts, taking the total count of Central Forces to 37. The official did not rule out the possibility of additional forces and said that talks are on with the Election Commission of India for sanctioning another 30 to 35 companies. “There has been no order yet but we are expecting it by Friday,” the official said. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateMeanwhile, the state police will deploy 9,000 state armed force personnel for managing the 3,844 polling stations of the two districts. It has been learnt that the state agreed to release the existing 29 companies of Central Forces from Jangalmahal after the Election Commission assured that the forces will be commissioned for the purpose of election only. There is always the fear that release of forces from Jangalmahal may lead to breakdown of law and order in the area, which was a hotbed for Maoists during the previous government’s (Left Front) rule. Sources in the commission said that out of the 29 companies of Central Forces, 11 companies are being sent to Alipurduar while 18 companies are being sent to Cooch Behar. “The law and order situation is under control and we would like to assure all the voters that there will be adequate forces both in the booths and on the road. We are sure about conducting a peaceful election,” said Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjoy Basu. The entire force management will be in the hands of the Police Observer and the Special Central Observer Vivek Dubey, who has already held a series of meetings with the top officials of the state. “As per order from the Election Commission, we have already arranged vehicles for the forces which will carry them to North Bengal. They have already started to move and by Friday morning we will be able to release all the forces,” a senior police officer of Purulia said.last_img read more

What is pingsenderexe on Windows

first_imgWhat is pingsender.exe on Windows? by Martin Brinkmann on October 14, 2017 in Firefox – Last Update: November 06, 2017 – 55 commentsIf you monitor the connections your computer makes, you may have noticed that a program called pingsender.exe is making regular connections to the Internet.Depending on the program or service that you use to monitor connections, you may get additional information right away. Windows Firewall Control for instance displays the remote IP address of the connection attempt, and the organization that signed the executable files.That organization is Mozilla Corporation, and the IP address belongs to Amazon’s cloud service AWS.Pingsender.exeYou may have noticed as well that pingsender.exe springs to action whenever you close the Firefox web browser.The article “Getting Firefox data faster: the shutdown pingsender” by Alessio Placitelli provides additional information on the executable file.Firefox collects data if telemetry collecting is enabled. The browse transfers the data regularly to Mozilla in intervals. A big chunk of data was sent to Mozilla on the start of the next browsing session up until recently.The issue was that this could mean that Mozilla would get the data hours, days or even weeks after it had been collected by the browser.Pingsender is activated from the second browsing session on. It is launched as a separate process during Firefox shut down, and attempts to send the telemetry data that was collected during the browsing session to Mozilla.Mozilla managed to reduce the sending time significantly. According to Placitelli, 85% of pings reach Mozilla within an hour, and 95% do so within the first 8 hours. Only 25% of pings reached Mozilla in the first hour without pingsender, and it took 90 hours to reach the 95% level of pings without pingsender.In short: Pingsender is a separate process that Firefox spawns on shut down to send telemetry data to Mozilla.Firefox users may load about:telemetry in the browser’s address bar to check the data that Mozilla is collecting.Those who don’t want to provide Mozilla with data can turn the data off under about:preferences#privacy.Another option is available. If Pingsender.exe is the problem, you may turn that feature off in the following way:Load about:config?filter=toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled in the browser’s address bar. This opens the advanced Firefox configuration dialog.The preference toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled determines whether Pingsender is used or not. You can disable it by setting its value to False. Simply double-click on the preference to do so.The preference toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabledFirstSession enables Pingsender for the first session as well.SummaryArticle NameWhat is pingsender.exe on Windows?DescriptionThe article describes the purpose of pingsender.exe, a program for Windows that is launched on the operating system when Firefox shuts down.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

No seats No problem says airline sit on the floor instead

first_img Posted by Thursday, January 17, 2019 Share Travelweek Group No seats? No problem, says airline, sit on the floor insteadcenter_img Tags: TUI Airways MENORCA — It should go without saying: buy a ticket on an airplane and you get a seat onboard. Or do you?For one British family who booked a flight home to Birmingham, England from Menorca, Spain with TUI Airways, having tickets and assigned seats were inconsequential. In fact, when they boarded their flight, they were shocked to find their assigned seats didn’t even exist, says a BBC report.“We made sure we were three hours early at the airport to check in early, just to make sure we got seats together,” said Paula Taylor in a BBC interview. “We went straight to the front and we were very excited by the fact we had managed to sit together.”But lo and behold, when Taylor and her family arrived at their supposed row, all they found was an empty space where their seats should have been.TUI Airways, which blamed the mix-up on a “last-minute plane change”, allowed the family to sit in the crew’s jump seats in the galley during takeoff and landing. But when the crew needed the galley space during drink service, there was nowhere for Taylor and her family to sit except on the floor.More news:  Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckFor the inconvenience, TUI Airways is refunding the family’s tickets, plus adding a £30 “goodwill gesture”, reports the BBC. The incident is also being investigated by Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Four benefits of having a wireless security system Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Police have identified two of the victims found dead as 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos and his 47-year-old wife Amy Savopoulos. Investigators believe the other two victims are the couple’s 10-year-old son, Philip, and a housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, of Silver Spring, Maryland.D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said all four were homicide victims, and at least three of them suffered stab wounds or blunt-force injuries. The injuries occurred before the family’s home was set on fire Thursday, Lanier said.The Washington Post ( ) reports police records show friends and relatives tried to reach the victims Thursday before they were found dead. According to the records, both Savopouloses sent text messages and voice mails to a housekeeper telling her not to come to their home to clean on Thursday, which had been her normal routine.Nelitza Gutierrez, the housekeeper who received the messages, told the Post the series of messages left her thinking something was amiss with her employers. Gutierrez had worked for the family for 20 years.Savvas Savopoulos had told Gutierrez on Wednesday that his wife had plans to go out. But in a voice mail that night, he said Amy Savopoulos had been sick in bed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement “It was something very suspicious because I felt his voice was really tense,” Gutierrez said in Spanish. “And it was different than what he had said to me before.”Gutierrez said she called Amy Savopoulos after hearing the message “to see if she was OK, but she never answered.”Gutierrez also knew Figueroa, the housekeeper who was found dead. Gutierrez told police that Savvas Savopoulos left a message saying Figueroa was staying overnight to help, saying that his wife was sick and his son was home with an injury.Gutierrez said she had never known Figueroa to stay overnight. “Never, never did she stay over,” Gutierrez said.Police documents also show there were reports of unusual activity in the neighborhood. Neighbors reported seeing a man banging on the door of one home. There was an aggressive vacuum cleaner salesman at another house and reports of a prowler.A witness also reported seeing what could have been Savopoulos’ blue Porsche speeding down the street the day before the deaths were discovered.___Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.comCopyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police have released surveillance video of a “person of interest” in the slaying of a family and their housekeeper in a multimillion-dollar northwest Washington home that was set on fire.Footage that police released Saturday night appears to show a person dressed in dark clothing moving quickly behind a building. Investigators are also looking for information about a 2008 blue Porsche belonging to the family that was found set ablaze Thursday night in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Comments   Share   Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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