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Gujarat HC orders retrial in RTI activist murder case

first_imgIn a landmark judgment, Gujarat High Court has ordered retrial even before the trial court pronounces its verdict in RTI activist Amit Jethva murder case in which a former BJP MP Dinu Solanki is a key accused.The court sets aside the ongoing trial in the CBI court, calling it “miscarriage of justice” as the trial was managed by the key accused Solanki, a powerful political leader in the state.According to lawyer Anand Yagnik, who appeared for Jethva’s father, the High Court has concluded the trial was influenced by the accused and therefore, it has been set aside even before the verdict is pronounced.The trial court had concluded the trial but the same was stayed by the court on the ground that 105 out of 195 witnesses had turned hostile during the course of trial.“This is a first case in the judicial history of the country that before pronouncement of judgement, the trial has been set aside and retrial ordered before a new judge,” Mr. Yagnik told The Hindu, adding, the court has directed the state of Gujarat and prosecuting agency CBI to ensure the retrial is conducted without any influence of money and muscle power of the accused.Amit Jethva, a wildlife and RTI activist in Saurashtra region, was shot dead outside Gujarat High Court in 2010 when he had filed a PIL exposing rampant mining of limestone Gir forest.The case was first probed by Ahmedabad crime branch, which had filed a charge sheet against five persons while the then Junagadh MP Dinu Solanki was given a clean chit. Subsequently, the case was handed over to the CBI, which had arrested and charge sheeted Mr. Solanki in 2013.The central agency had stated that Mr Jethva was killed primarily as he was exposing the illegal mining involving Mr. Solanki and his relatives in Kodinar area.last_img read more

Redmi 4 up for sale today via Amazon India, Redmi 4A with 3GB RAM to sell from Aug 31

first_imgXiaomi has launched has a new model of its budget phone Redmi 4A with3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.  The phone will be available for buy from August 31 via Amazon India, Paytm, Xiaomi’s official website and Tata Cliq.The new Redmi 4A comes with a memory boost up while all the other specs remain the same. The phone costs Rs 6,999 which is the same price as that of the base model of the Redmi 4.Meanwhile, Xiaomi Redmi 4 will go on sale today on Amazon India and Xiaomi’s official website. The phone sports a metal body and costs Rs 6,999.  The company only last week also introduced a new 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory variant of the phone. The new Redmi 4 is priced at Rs 10,999 and sells only Gold colour variant.Redmi 4A specsThe Redmi 4A sports a 5-inch IPS display and is available in 2GB and3GB variants. The handset is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor paired with Adreno 308 GPU. The internal storage is expandable using a microSD card.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: Redmi 3S Prime HD remasterIn terms of photography, the phone sports a 13MP camera at the back with f/2.2 aperture and an LED flash. There is a 5MP selfie shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The dual-SIM smartphone runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based MIUI 8 out-of-the-box and supports 4G VoLTE.The base model of the phone that comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage costs Rs 5,999 while the new variant with 3GB RAM is priced at Rs 6,999. The phone is backed by a 3,120mAh non-removable  battery .advertisementRedmi 4 specsThe smartphone succeeds Redmi 3S and is one of the best selling budget smartphones from Xiaomi. The device is powered by a 1.4GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor paired with Adreno 505 GPU and 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM.Also Read: Xiaomi Redmi 4A review: An entry-level phone never looked so goodThe smartphone sports a 5-inch 720p display and boasts of a full metal body design. The device is backed by a 4,100mAh battery and runs Android Marshmallow-based MIUI 8. The Redmi 4 sports a 13MP rear camera with PDAF and a 5MP selfie camera. The smartphone comes with an IR blaster that can be used  to control smart home appliances via Mi Home app.last_img read more

David Miller hopes to leave a poor IPL behind in pursuit of elusive World Cup

first_imgDavid Miller, a key figure in South Africa’s middle order, is confident of shrugging aside his poor form in the recently-concluded Indian Premier League (IPL) and delivering the goods at the World Cup starting May 30 in England and Wales.Miller, 29, managed 213 runs in 10 innings for Kings XI Punjab at an average of 26.62, before being dropped for the final few games in IPL 2019.”There have been a couple of games where I haven’t done so well. I have been training hard and doing the right things,” Miller told IANS in an interview.Agreeing that it would have helped had he got more runs under his belt in IPL going into the World Cup, Miller pointed out that the two tournaments are vastly different from each other in terms of format and design.”Yeah, it obviously would have helped had I done well in the IPL and took the form into the World Cup, but what you also do need to realise is that these are two different conditions, India and England,” the hard-hitting left-hander said.Miller’s World Cup average is almost 64, almost two dozen runs more than his career aggregate of nearly 40. Furthermore, he has an ODI average of over 48 in England and thus would be taking confidence from that going into the showpiece event.”It is important to follow the routine and building the confidence, taking each game as it comes,” said Miller who will be central to Proteas’ batting firepower as they would look to pursue targets of 350-plus, which has been the norm so far going by the just concluded ODI series between England and Pakistan.advertisementIn South Africa’s bid to win the World Cup in their eighth attempt, pacer Kagiso Rabada will be a vital cog in the wheel.The fast-rising 23-year old will be playing his first World Cup, on the back of a superb IPL where he scalped 25 wickets in 12 matches before getting injured.”He is one of the best in the world. He is a serious competitor and has done extremely well in the IPL,” Miller said of Rabada who played for Delhi Capitals in the IPL, helping them in a big way to reach their maiden playoffs.South Africa will take on hosts England in the very first game of the World Cup, before locking horns with India on June 5.Asked about India skipper Virat Kohli, who did not have a great IPL, Miller said it won’t matter to him as he is very consistent.”He (Kohli) is very consistent. He is one of the best in the world, so we got to be on our toes.”Miller also heaped praise on Indian off spinner R. Ashwin, under whose captaincy he played for Kings XI.”He is really knowledgeable about the game. He motivates the teammates too. He has done really well I would think,” Miller said.Also Read | Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater kicked off plane after creating ruckusAlso Read | MS Dhoni shows off his artistic skills. Have you watched yet?Also Seelast_img read more

a month agoREVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haaland

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haalandby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face having to deal with Mino Raiola if they want Erling Haaland.United spies watched the Champions League sensation hit a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition of Genk on Tuesday, says The Sun.Erling, 19, had a season at Molde under Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But the Norwegian is being advised by Raiola, who has been at odds with United over the future of unsettled Paul Pogba.Raiola’s input was the talk of the English scouts sent to watch the son of former Leeds and Man City player Alf-Inge Haaland. last_img read more

EC wont listen to our concerns over EVMs Malik

first_imgMumbai: There is no use of raising the EVM-related concerns before the Election Commission as it is not going to listen, NCP leader Nawab Malik said on Wednesday after meeting the poll panel officials over various issues ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The NCP and some other opposition parties in the past raised questions over the veracity of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). “We talked about it (EVMs) verbally. But they are not going to listen to us, then why raise the issue?” Malik, who is the NCP’s chief spokesperson, said after meeting the EC officials here, ahead of the upcoming Maharashtra polls. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Malik said his party has also sought that polling be held before Diwali, considering people travel to their native places during the festival time, affecting the voter turnout. “There is 50 per cent urbanization in Maharashtra. People leave for their native places during Diwali. So, polling should be held before Diwali,” he said. He also demanded that the expenditure limit set for a candidate be increased. At present, the expenditure limit is Rs 25 lakh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “The Supreme Court had ordered that those facing cases should thrice advertise it in prominent newspapers and channels. Now, this alone causes expenses of Rs 5 to 8 lakh,” Malik said. “There are cases against workers when they protest. We said the EC should bear the expenses or in case it does not, the rates charged (for the advertisement) should be as per (those prescribed by) the Directorate General of Information and Public Relations, and not commercial ones,” Malik said. The former Maharashtra minister said many a times it was observed previously that security personnel were not aware of all the rules pertaining to elections. Hence, training sessions should be held to ensure the knowledge percolates to their level, he suggested.last_img read more

Geena Davis Supports Study On Sexual Discrimination In Films

first_imgThe first-ever global study on female characters in popular films, launched yesterday, reveals deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry.The study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD) and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.The investigation analyses popular films across the most profitable countries and territories internationally, including: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Russia, South Korea, United States, United Kingdom, as well as UK-US collaborations.While women represent half of the world’s population, less than one third of all speaking characters in film are female. Less than a quarter of the fictional on-screen workforce is comprised of women (22.5 per cent). When they are employed, females are largely absent from powerful positions. Women represent less than 15 per cent of business executives, political figures, or science, technology, engineering, and/or math (STEM) employees.“The fact is – women are seriously under-represented across nearly all sectors of society around the globe, not just on-screen, but for the most part we’re simply not aware of the extent. And media images exert a powerful influence in creating and perpetuating our unconscious biases,” said Geena Davis, Founder & Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. “However, media images can also have a very positive impact on our perceptions. In the time it takes to make a movie, we can change what the future looks like. There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM, politics, law and other professions today in movies.”Stereotyping also stifles women in prestigious professional posts. Male characters outnumber female characters as attorneys and judges (13 to 1), professors (16 to 1), and doctors (5 to 1). In contrast, the ratios tipped in the favour of females when it came to hypersexualization. Girls and women were over twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexualized attire, with some nudity, or thin.“Females bring more to society than just their appearance,” said Stacy L. Smith, the principal investigator. “These results illuminate that globally, we have more than a film problem when it comes to valuing girls and women. We have a human problem.”While the report shows how discriminatory attitudes that affect women and girls are reflected in film worldwide, it also points to some significant differences among countries. The frontrunners (UK, Brazil, South Korea) feature female characters in 38 – 35.9 per cent of all speaking roles on-screen. UK-US collaborations and Indian films are at the bottom of the pack, clocking in at 23.6 per cent and 24.9 per cent female respectively. Half of South Korean films featured a female lead or co-lead, as did 40 per cent of the films analysed from China, Japan and Australia.“Twenty years ago, 189 Governments adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, the international roadmap for gender equality, which called on media to avoid stereotypical and degrading depictions of women. Two decades on, this study is a wake-up call that shows that the global film industry still has a long way to go,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.“With their powerful influence on shaping the perceptions of large audiences, the media are key players for the gender equality agenda. With influence comes responsibility. The industry cannot afford to wait another 20 years to make the right decisions,” she added.Across the films assessed, women comprised nearly one-in-four film-makers behind the camera (directors, writers, producers). Yet when films featured a woman director or writer, the number of female characters on-screen increased significantly. One obvious remedy to gender disparity on-screen is to hire more female film-makers. Another approach is calling on film executives to have a heightened sensitivity to gender imbalance and stereotyping on-screen.“The evidence is even clearer now that what we see on-screen reflects the off-screen realities of women’s lives all too well,” said Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Associate Director at The Rockefeller Foundation. “As we look to the future, The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to expanding opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity. For this to happen, we need to move beyond tired stereotypes that constrain women and men from realizing their full human potential.”Key findings of the study include: • Only 30.9 per cent of all speaking characters are female. • A few countries are doing better than the global norm: UK (37.9 per cent), Brazil (37.1 per cent), and South Korea (35.9 percent). However, these percentages fall well below population norms of 50 per cent. Two samples fall behind: US/UK hybrid films (23.6 per cent) and Indian films (24.9 per cent) show female characters in less than one-quarter of all speaking roles. • Females are missing in action/adventure films. Just 23 per cent of speaking characters in this genre are female. • Out of a total of 1,452 film-makers with an identifiable gender, 20.5 per cent were female and 79.5 per cent were male. Females comprised 7 per cent of directors, 19.7 per cent of writers, and 22.7 per cent of producers across the sample. • Films with a female director or female writer attached had significantly more girls and women on-screen than did those without a female director or writer attached. • Sexualization is the standard for female characters globally: girls and women are twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexually revealing clothing, partially or fully naked, thin, and five times as likely to be referenced as attractive. Films for younger audiences are less likely to sexualize females than are those films for older audiences. • Teen females (13-20 years old) are just as likely as young adult females (21-39 years old) to be sexualized. • Female characters only comprise 22.5 per cent of the global film workforce, whereas male characters form 77.5 per cent. • Leadership positions pull male; only 13.9 per cent of executives and just 9.5 per cent of high-level politicians were women. • Across notable professions, male characters outnumbered their female counterparts as attorneys and judges (13 to 1), professors (16 to 1), medical practitioners (5 to 1), and in STEM fields (7 to 1).The full report is available here.Source:UN Womenlast_img read more

German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use

BERLIN — German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources.The Bundeskartellamt says Facebook users have only been able to use the social network on the condition that it can collect user data “outside of the Facebook website in the internet or on smartphone apps and assign these data to the user’s Facebook account.” This includes assigning data from Facebook-owned services like WhatsApp and Instagram, as well as third-party websites, to a Facebook user account.Bundeskartellamt president Andreas Mundt said Thursday that the ruling means “Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data to their Facebook user accounts.”Facebook said it rejects the decision, and will appeal.The Associated Press read more

With hunger threatening 17 million Zambians UN agency appeals for funding

“The situation is deteriorating rapidly and WFP simply does not have the funding to respond to any increase in needs – we are already struggling to meet our current commitments,” WFP Country Director David Stevenson said. “We need cash donations urgently to enable us to buy food in the region. This is now our only chance before the full ferocity of the lean season takes its toll,” he added, stressing that WFP needs $32.8 million to feed up to 1.1 million Zambians through to the next harvest in March. Preliminary results of the southern African country’s Vulnerability Assessment Committee (VAC) this week increased the total of people in need to at least 1.7 million because of the rocketing maize prices, which have risen by up to 60 per cent from a year ago, pushing this basic cereal beyond the reach of the poorest people.The situation is considered so serious that the Government of Zambia yesterday launched an appeal to international donors to help scale up humanitarian relief programmes with urgent food assistance. The current crisis is further exacerbated by high HIV/AIDS prevalence rates with one in five Zambians infected by the virus. Life expectancy has fallen to a mere 37 years while agricultural production at household levels has been crippled because people are either too sick to work or families are forced to spend meagre assets on medicines.“Villages are on the brink of widespread starvation – there is no maize, wild foods are exhausted, and there’s very little food aid on the way for the next six months unless the international community steps in now with cash to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe,” Mr. Stevenson said. “We have a limited amount of time to buy food in the region and get it to the hungriest before the harshest months of the lean season. The time to act is now.” read more

More job cuts hit Enbridge staff

by Tom Ross Posted Oct 19, 2016 12:39 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email More job cuts hit Enbridge staff Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. has cut hundreds of jobs across its operations following a company-wide organizational review.Canada’s largest pipeline operator said Wednesday it has eliminated about 370 positions in Canada and about 160 in the U.S., making up roughly five per cent of its more than 11,000 staff.The company said the cuts stemmed from an organizational review launched in the first quarter of the year, well before it announced the $37-billion takeover of fellow pipeline operator Spectra Energy Corp last month.The Spectra deal isn’t expected to close until 2017, but the company is hoping to achieve about half a billion dollars in annual efficiencies, which could include job cuts, if the deal goes through.Enbridge spokeswoman Suzanne Wilton said the review focused on what the company needed to do to achieve growth and diversification and allow it to capitalize on opportunities.The company made a similar five per cent cut to staff in November 2015, saying the job eliminations were needed to remain competitive and withstand difficult times in the industry. read more

Taylor Sherwin excelling for Ohio State womens volleyball

Junior setter Taylor Sherwin (8) sets the ball up for a teammate during a game against Dabrowa Sept. 4, at St. John Arena. OSU won, 3-2.Credit: Shelby Lum / Photo editorFor Taylor Sherwin, some basketball, lacrosse and even a year of swimming were originally mixed in, but volleyball was the sport that stuck.Sherwin, a junior setter on the No. 13 Ohio State women’s volleyball team, said she picked up the sport in sixth grade at the urging of a friend and never looked back.“I was originally doing swimming and basketball at the time,” Sherwin said. “I didn’t really even know what volleyball was.”By the time she arrived at OSU from Orlando, Fla., Sherwin had been named Florida All-State four times, Most Valuable Player of the Year for Lake Highland Preparatory twice and a 2010 first-team Under Armour All-American and Max Preps All-American.Since arriving in Columbus, the individual accolades have not stopped. Sherwin was named MVP of the NIU Invitational to open the Buckeyes’ 2013 season while also garnering Big Ten setter of the week honors after posting 158 assists in the tournament.While she has had success early in 2013, Sherwin’s career has seen its ups and downs.As a freshman, she won the starting job, but finished the year with only 11 starts in 21 matches played.Sherwin said her misfortune began with a bout of mononucleosis and continued with a concussion not long after her return to the court.“I got really sick with (mononucleosis) and I was out a while for that and about two weeks after I came back, I got a concussion against Illinois,” Sherwin said. “My freshman year kind of just ended there.”She said it took a while to get back to her previous form after missing such extensive time and then-senior setter Amanda Peterson claimed the starting job for Sherwin’s sophomore season.After starting only five matches in her second year, Sherwin said she came into her junior season with a chip on her shoulder and was aiming to play well.Since being named MVP in Illinois and picking up her Big Ten weekly honor, Sherwin dished out another 136 assists at the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational as she helped her team improve to 6-0 to start the year for the first time since 2006.After the Seminole Invitational, coach Geoff Carlston said Sherwin played some of the best volleyball of her Buckeye career.“Taylor Sherwin’s choices this weekend were as good as they’ve been since she’s been here,” Carlston said.While Sherwin said she was excited to receive the personal accolades and to put up big numbers, she added that she is more concerned with the team’s success and putting her hitters in the best possible situations.Senior outside hitter Kaitlyn Leary said in an email that Sherwin has done just that.“Taylor has worked very hard and it shows,” Leary said. “She has been running the offense well and has been putting her hitters in great situations.”Leary added that Sherwin is “just fun to play with.”While Sherwin’s play on the court has meant a lot for the team, she said it has been her leadership that has improved the most.“That was my main focus (during the offseason), being more of a leader on the court,” she said.Sherwin said she has embraced her role as the quarterback of the team, and her coaches and teammates seem to agree. Carlston said Sherwin has stepped up in her leadership role as a junior.Freshman outside hitter Kylie Randall said in an email Sherwin helped her during her debut at the NIU Invitational.“I settled in when Taylor Sherwin looked at me and said to be ready to go,” Randall said. “Then I knew it was time to make an impact.”Senior libero Davionna DiSalvatore said in an email Sherwin has worked hard to reach the point she is at today.“She has become such a great leader and really just has been working hard all preseason to be where she needs to be today,” DiSalvatore said. “She’s really grown as a player.”DiSalvatore added that a setter has to be vocal on the court and be a leader for the team, two things that Sherwin has excelled at.“As a setter you have to be a great communicator and lead your team through tough matches and she does exactly that,” DiSalvatore said.Freshman right side hitter Taylor Sandbothe said in an email that Sherwin welcomed her and her classmates into the team.“She doesn’t make us feel like freshmen,” Sandbothe said. “She does a good job of leading the team.”With her days of playing basketball and lacrosse behind her, Sherwin will look to continue on her already impressive volleyball career as the Buckeyes try to climb even higher in the rankings. OSU jumped 10 spots in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25 after the Seminole Invitational.Sherwin and her teammates will return to the court Friday at St. John Arena for the Sports Imports DC Koehl Classic. OSU is scheduled to play Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis Friday at 7 p.m. before matches on Saturday against Southeast Missouri at 12:30 p.m. and Xavier at 7 p.m. read more

Meeting teachers new salary demands will cost billions Govt says

Education Minister Nicolette Henry and CEO Marcel Hutson at a recent meeting with parentsGEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Guyana government says it will cost the state $4billion (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) if it is to meet the demands by striking teachers for a 40 per cent and incremental five per cent salary increases as being demanded by their union.Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Chief Education Officer, Marcel Hutson, speaking at a news conference here on Monday night, said that while no new figure had been put forward to the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU), talks were ongoing with the Ministry of Finance on the issue.“We have not been able to have that information as yet from the Ministry of Finance in terms of the additional funding that they were tasked to seek at this point in time, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Adele Clarke, told reporters.Henry said that the Ministry of Education is still in favour of conciliatory talks to end the strike that affected the official start of the new school term on Monday.“We’re now waiting on the Ministry of Social Protection to call both parties…the Ministry of Education’s position is that both parties, we look at their proposal and bring that for discussion at the conciliation phase but we have not been able to get an agreement on that,” Henry said.“Due process is required and when going through these procedures we don’t have an opportunity to cherry pick which stage we go through. We have to go through stage by stage and exhaust each stage before we arrive at the other stage. That is the procedure by which we’re guided,” she said.The government has said it is offering GUY$700 million to cover across the board increases and GUY$200 million to cover debunching. But the GTU said it is still pressing its demand for a 40 per cent wage hike for teachers and incremental five per cent salary increases.On Monday, GTU general secretary, Coretta McDonald told striking teachers that while she does not want to get political, she believes it is important to compare the state of teachers under the last People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government and the current coalition administration.She said that while the PPP may have only given teachers a five per cent increase in their salaries during its time in office, the increase was accompanied by non-tax benefits.“If we look at what happened with the PPP government when they were in power and what is transpiring now, remember we didn’t want a five per cent, but with the five per cent, we got a whole lot of non-tax benefits….“So for the first time in the history of this country, our teachers were able to get clothing allowance, duty free concessions, and allowance for special confirmations, while the PPP government was in power. And I don’t want to sound political but we have to make a comparison”, she told the striking teachers. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGTU strike action: ‘We will not allow the system to be crushed’ – Education MinisterAugust 28, 2018In “latest news”GTU salary negotiations: High-level task force establishedNovember 2, 2017In “latest news”Teachers’ strike: Education Ministry seeking support of retired teachers, CPCE students in interimAugust 28, 2018In “latest news” read more

Inductionpowered LED wedding ring lights up when couple holds hands

first_imgAn amazing tutorial surfaced this week, showing how one geek has proven that nerdery and romance really can go hand in hand. Ben Kokes apparently decided some time ago that a store-bought wedding ring was far too boring for his (potential) marriage, and decided to make one that had a more personal meaning. For an engineer working in inertial sensors, that meant making some very cool electronics.The ring is a titanium band featuring LED lighting set just below the surface, but it’s not designed to give his wife a brightly shining finger all day. Rather, the LED is linked to a small coil of copper wire which, when exposed to precisely the right alternating magnetic field, produces enough current to power the LED. Set inside the ring itself, this pale light illuminates the ring’s stones from behind.This transmitter unit stays hidden under the arm of a jacket.The truly ingenious part of the design is the way Kokes decided to deliver the alternating current. Strapped under the arm of his suit jacket is a cleverly concealed powering unit that looks a bit like a MegaMan gun — stealthy it is not, but Kokes managed to get the bulky “transmitter” unit in place. When the two units come close enough to one another (when the couple holds hands) her wedding ring springs to life.Carved from titanium and featuring 23 evenly spaced stones, the ring is an impressive piece even without the wireless power aspect. What’s most impressive about the tutorial is the fact that Kokes had virtually no experience in this sort of work. Being a professional engineer is presumably a good starting point, but everything from inductive power to cutting titanium was still apparently totally new to him.The dedication on display is staggering. The website chronicles several false starts and dead ends, and funnily enough the most difficult part seems to have been boring the stone settings into the ring itself. All told, it took Kokes about 5 months and 10 prototypes to get a ring he felt comfortable presenting.For the record, she said yes.last_img read more

Clark County wont need to tap its reserves

first_imgAfter some austere years for Clark County, commissioners got good news Wednesday upon learning they won’t need to dip into county reserves to shore up the 2011-12 general fund budget.The original plan, to pull around $400,000 from reserves, won’t come to pass because revenues are $1.5 million greater than expected and expenses are $4.5 million under budget. It means the county won’t touch the reserve fund, which has only recently been restored to solid footing.The county budget office briefed Clark County commissioners on the matter during a Wednesday morning work session. Budget office analyst Adriana Prata said the county has used reserves “since 2008, when (the budget) was at its lowest.” She told them the economy was improving, albeit slowly.The two-year budget, which ends Dec. 31, included a general fund expecting $285.2 million in expenditures and $284.8 million in revenues.What changed over the past two years are one-time sources of additional revenue from a variety of sources, including state-level disbursement of unpaid funds, land sales and a tax amnesty program which forgave delinquent ratepayers for coming good on their bills.The county also found savings through staffing turnover, which occurs during hiring periods when salaries and benefits aren’t being paid out.But the county didn’t just stumble into this situation.“The only way we got there was through the cuts and the tight control from years past,” said budget director Jim Dickman. “This wasn’t just luck.”last_img read more

All Nations Childrens Dance Group Fosters Cultural Identity

first_imgVicki Soboleff talking to the group of parents and kids. (Photo by Scott Burton, KTOO – Juneau)Celebration begins this evening at 6 o’clock with the Grand Entrance procession to Centennial Hall. The four-day cultural event of Southeast Alaska Natives includes 50 dance groups. Among them is All Nations Children’s Dance Group of Juneau. The group formed in 1995 and has about 80 members.Download AudioIt’s a Thursday evening and some 50 kids and teenagers dance their way through the Tlingit-Haida Community Center near Salmon Creek. Group founder and leader Vicki Soboleff walks up and down the line giving instructions. Soboleff says she and the group have come a long way since the first practice in 1995.“There were 12 children here and there was a group of their parents and maybe grandparents and aunts and uncles. All those children were looking at me and I was terrified. We didn’t start off singing Tlingit songs. We actually started off singing ‘This Old Man.’ I was just trying to get them to sing and plus I was nervous.”At this practice they sing numerous Alaska Native songs and Soboleff says they’re instruments for learning.“Knowledge of your Native culture and involvement in Native song and dance and language really helps you with your sense of self and belonging. To your tribe, your clan. I believe it’s really important for Native children to know who they are, where they came from, what their tribal clan is.”One of Soboleff’s early dancers is now a teacher. Barbara Dude joined the group when she was seven and now, at 26, she’s an assistant group leader. She helps 15-year-old Allison Ford with her Tlingit introduction—just like Soboleff helped her. Among other things, Dude says she gained language skills, self-esteem, and public speaking skills. But the most important lessons were about something more. She says the group’s goal to help engender identity worked.“When I started the group when I was seven I didn’t know that I was Tlingit. The group has helped me gain a sense of pride in who I am and now I am able to share that with my children who have known they were Tlingit since they were born.”Dude is excited for Celebration, especially the grand entrance.“We all dance in together and ahead of us are dancers from another group, and behind us are dancers from another group and we’re dancing across stage and each person gets their chance to go across stage and dance their hardest. They feel it because everyone around them is feeling it with them.”Dude tears up and apologizes for becoming emotional.“How powerful it is to watch them be immersed in the culture and the language. It’s beautiful. It’s beautiful.”The All Nations Children’s Dance Group is true to its name and is open to children of all races and ages until high school graduation. Then Soboleff and Dude hope they’ll join an adult group or stick around to help children learn language, song, dance, and especially, cultural identity and pride.The Grand Entrance procession begins tonight at 6 p.m. at Centennial Hall. You can watch it on 360 North or read more

Indias World Cup squad Virat Kohli and selectors could surprise us with

first_imgIndia defeated New Zealand convincingly in the first ODI in Napier.MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty ImagesThe Board of Control for Cricket in India is set to announce its ICC World Cup 2019 squad on April 15 and this has led to widespread speculation regarding the composition of the 15-member contingent that will travel to England for the quadrennial event. While Monday promises to be a red letter day for some, it could signal the end of a couple of players’ World Cup dreams. Out of the 15 places, 13 slots have been filled with doubts remaining on two places — the number 4 slot and that of the second wicketkeeper. The selectors may even spring a surprise by clubbing the two spots with one player and include a fourth seamer to add to the trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami. With judgement day drawing near, here are 4 names who stand an outside chance of being selected and it is bound to surprise the fans. Ajinkya Rahane  Rahane stands an outside chance of being selected in the World Cup squad.ReutersThe experienced right-hand batsman may solve two problems at once. He can be India’s backup opening batsman and also bat at number 4. Rahane has World Cup experience too, something which the other contenders for the slot cannot boast of. The fact that KL Rahul has been inconsistent nick bodes well for Rahane. His inclusion can also open up a slot where an all-rounder or pace bowler can be played. Navdeep Saini The fast bowler has impressed everyone with his exploits this IPL season. Representing Royal Challengers Bangalore this season, he has bowled very quickly and hurried the best of batsmen. Even Rohit Sharma, someone who seems to have more time to play quick bowlers than most batsmen in the world, was hurried by the 26-year-old. The pacer has certainly caught the attention of Indian skipper Virat Kohli who might throw his hat in the ring in case the selectors are looking at an extra seam bowling option. Shubman Gill There is no doubt that Shubman Gill is the next big thing in Indian cricket and he will be a household name in the circuit for a long time. Kohli spoke very highly of him in New Zealand and although he failed to deliver in the two opportunities he got, the door may still be open for him. The Punjab batsman had a stellar domestic season and two chances he got for India was in testing conditions where most batsmen failed. He has not been getting too many opportunities in the IPL but in his limited chances, the KKR batsman has shown tremendous temperament — he kept his wits about himself and finished off both games in the last over when Andre Russell went berserk. Gill is another one of those people who could be the backup opener as well as play at number 4. India’s Shubman Gill scored a century in the U19 World Cup semifinal against Pakistan two days after the IPL auction.MARTY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty ImagesThe first match of the 2019 World Cup will be played between England and South Africa on May 30. India begins their campaign on June 5 at the Rose Bowl in Southampton against the Proteas.Here are the 13 members of the Indian squad who seem certain to travel to England for the World Cup. Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Vijay Shankar and KL Rahul.last_img read more

Seven big banks settle US raterigging lawsuit for 324 million

first_imgSeven of the world’s biggest banks have agreed to pay $324 million to settle a private U.S. lawsuit accusing them of rigging an interest rate benchmark used in the $553 trillion derivatives market.The settlement made public on Tuesday, which requires court approval, resolves antitrust claims against Bank of America Corp, Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc.Several pension funds and municipalities accused 14 banks, including those that settled, of conspiring to rig the “ISDAfix” benchmark for their own gain from at least 2009 to 2012.Companies and investors use ISDAfix to price swaps transactions, commercial real estate mortgages and structured debt securities.The alleged illegal activity included the execution of rapid trades just before the rate was set each day, called “banging the close,” causing the British brokerage ICAP Plc to delay trades until they moved ISDAfix where they wanted, and posting rates that did not reflect market activity.Under the settlement, payments would include $52 million from JPMorgan; $50 million each from Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and RBS; $42 million from Citigroup and $30 million from Barclays.The remaining defendants are BNP Paribas SA, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, Morgan Stanley, Nomura Holdings Inc, UBS AG, Wells Fargo & Co and ICAP, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.Spokespeople for BNP Paribas, HSBC, Morgan Stanley and UBS declined to comment. The other non-settling defendants did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Tuesday’s accord came five weeks after U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan refused to dismiss the lawsuit.U.S. and European regulators have also examined whether ISDAfix was set properly, and Barclays agreed last May to pay a $115 million fine to settle a U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission probe.The private lawsuit is one of many pending in Manhattan federal court accusing banks of conspiring to rig rate benchmarks, securities prices or commodities prices.The case is Alaska Electrical Pension Fund et al v. Bank of America Corp et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 14-07126.last_img read more

Good Old Games to sell newer games

first_imgGood Old Games (GOG) has become a very popular online destination for gamers due to its unique offering of old games. Collecting all the classic titles from the past few decades of gaming, and offering them up DRM free for a few dollars each is a fantastic resource to have available. Older gamers get to replay the classics from their childhood, and younger gamers can see what gaming used to be like.The one problem with GOG’s setup is the fact there are only so many old games they can offer. In September last year they admitted there’s only around 250 good old games left, so when they run out we will only get a trickle of new titles each year.GOG’s management has a solution to this problem though, and it looks like other digital gaming services are set to get some new competition. Good Old Games is going to start offering newer games from next year.Until now the games added to GOG’s line-up have been at least 3 years old, but now games released within the last 3 years will be considered. They will carry a higher price point, but the DRM-free policy will continue.Hopefully, this will mean games I miss over the holiday season might be on GOG by next Christmas for a much lower price. It will likely also see indie developers flock to the service to offer their back catalog of titles. For consumers, it’s another digital store to visit for recent titles, and more competition online that should hopefully keep prices down.last_img read more

2016 Salt Lake gangrape case Barasat Court convicts four

first_imgKolkata: Four persons identified as Arnab Bera, Subhendu Nag, Sourav Dey and Subrata Dutta were convicted for raping a young Nepali woman on Monday. The crime took place in 2016, when the woman was pulled inside a car and gang-raped multiple times.During trial of the case, the mobile tower locations of the accused persons as well as the woman turned out to be helpful for the police. On May 29, 2016, the woman had got down from a taxi near a bar at Salt Lake, Sector V. She had asked a local person about the location of a tea shop in the area. While talking to him, she did not notice the person call someone. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseAll of a sudden, a white SUV stopped beside her and three passengers from the car pulled her in. The person whom she had asked for the address also got into the SUV and it started moving towards New Town. After almost four hours of repeated gang-rape, the four accused were talking about killing her as they may get caught, which the woman heard while she was lying almost unconscious. Hearing this, she suddenly opened a door of the SUV and jumped on the road on the wee hours of May 30. While jumping from the car, a mobile phone which belonged to one of the accused persons also fell with her accidentally, while her own phone remained inside the vehicle. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDuring investigation, sleuths located the mobile tower location and got hold of the four accused. During the Test Identification (TI) parade, the woman identified them. Prosecution then filed a chargesheet containing 200 pages against the four. During the trial, details of mobile phone tower locations were exhibited as electronic evidence. On Monday, Barasat Court pronounced them guilty on charges of kidnapping and gang-rape. The quantum of punishment is likely to be announced on Wednesday.last_img read more

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Mammography Case Review (MCR) Online helps physicians better interpret breast imaging exams which remain our primary weapons in the battle against breast cancer,” said Edward A. Sickles, M.D., FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Commission Mammography Case Review Committee.Participants may claim 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and equivalent SA-CME for completing the MCR Online program.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more Focus on digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsyDemonstrate appropriate application of BI-RADS Atlas 5th Edition descriptors and assessment categories for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulationsDistinguish normal and abnormal anatomic structures and breast lesions for biopsy Technology | Artificial Intelligence | July 18, 2019 Paragon Biosciences Launches Qlarity Imaging to Advance FDA-cleared AI Breast Cancer Diagnosis System Paragon Biosciences LLC announced the launch of its seventh portfolio company, Qlarity Imaging LLC, which was founded… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systems December 22, 2014 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) Mammography Case Review (MCR) Online improves physicians’ breast cancer detection skills by supplementing real world experience with electronic cases. This interactive e-learning program is a self-paced review that features a state-of-the-art interface with an interactive image detection mechanism to enhance learning.The mobile compatible program offers high image quality and a viewer control of brightness, contrast, zoom and pan of images. Expert feedback is integrated throughout the program. Scoring is provided by category. Real-time benchmarking allows learners to compare their performance to their peers.The new MCR Online offers expert rationales, links to PubMed references and automatic bookmarking, pause and resume features to easily claim, print and track credits. MCR Online also allows users to: News | Mammography Reporting Software | July 26, 2019 Ikonopedia Releases Automated Combined Reporting Package at AHRA Ikonopedia showcased its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured… read more read more News | Breast Imaging | August 02, 2019 Volpara to Distribute Screenpoint Medical’s Transpara AI Solution Volpara Solutions and ScreenPoint Medical BV signed an agreement under which Volpara will sell ScreenPoint’s Transpara… read more Feature | Artificial Intelligence | July 19, 2019 | Michal Chorev AI Models Predict Breast Cancer With Radiologist-level Accuracy Breast cancer is the global leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, and the most commonly diagnosed cancer… read more IBM collected a dataset of 52,936 images from 13,234 women who underwent at least one mammogram between 2013 and 2017, and who had health records for at least one year prior to the mammogram. 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son to his death from the bridge in the midst of conflicts with the boys mother According to court documents previously obtained by WTNH Tony sent Aadens mom a series of chilling text messages before the boy was killed including "enjoy your new life without us" The boys dead body was recovered two days later Tony was pulled from the river soon after jumping and he was hospitalized for serious injuries before being charged with murder and risk of injury to a child Police say he later confessed to them and a judge has ruled that his confession is admissible as evidence according to the Associated Press As one officer previously alleged in court according to the Courant: "[Tony] didnt want his son being raised by his girlfriends family so he knew what he needed to do which was kill his son then kill himself [The hospital psychiatrist] asked if he expected to die from jumping off the bridge and his response was That was the plan " However an officer testified Friday at the trial that in the immediate aftermath of jumping Tony wouldnt tell authorities what happened to his son according to the Register "I went up I got right up in his face and asked him were the baby was" the officer said adding he got no reply The first officer on the scene that night also testified Friday describing how he urged Tony not to jump: "I said Tony stop and he looked at me and began to quicken his pace" he said according to the AP and the Courant "Moments later [Tony] put both of his hands on the railing to his right and hurled himself over" the officer said Denise at times tearful in her testimony according to the Register said on the stand that she watched her son jump from nearby and then she looked at Aadens stroller "There was just blankets" she said Tony faces up to 70 years in prison if convicted according to local news reports The evidentiary portion of the trial is expected to last eight days according to the Register and Aadens mother is expected to testify Tony previously rejected a plea deal and his defense will reportedly seek lesser charges of manslaughter according to the AP Though it is now unclear if Tony will take the stand according to the Courant his defense attorney previously said he would "We will unpack in studious detail what happened in the interrogation of Tony Moreno" Norm Pattis told Fox 61 in May "and a jury will decide whether what police got him to say is what happened or whether what Mr Moreno will testify to is what happened" Pattis claimed that Aaden "tumble[d] to his death" Testimony in Tonys murder trial resumes Tuesday This article originally appeared on Peoplecom Contact us at editors@timecom12 percent) had managed to clear the 10th class exam000 missing copies of answer sheets of the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) Class 10 exam from a scrap dealer’s shop and arrested two persons in the connection lip reading offers a window into conversations that would be lost without it straight-ahead video Referring to appointments 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34936834 tobacco impressions using cigarettes Overall the number of tobacco incidents shown in R-rated movies grew by 90% while PG-13 movies saw a significant increase of 43% from 2010 to 2016 In 2016 67% of R-rated movies featured tobacco incidents while 26% of “youth-rated movies” (G PG or PG-13) showed the same The rise of smoking on screen has worried health professionals who warned that the more frequency with which young people see tobacco use in movies will make them more likely to smoke According to the CDC youths who have a lot of exposure to smoking in movies are about 2 to 3 times more likely to start smoking than other young people who are less exposed In spite of the rise of tobacco incidents on screen teen smoking has steadily declined since 2011 The number of teens who said they used tobacco dropped to 39 million in 2016 from 47 million the year before according to the CDC The CDC recommends reducing tobacco incidents in movies meant for young people and giving films with tobacco use an R-rating The Motion Picture Association of America does not currently give R-ratings to movies just because of tobacco incidents although it does have a descriptor that indicates when some movies contain smoking Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahitagajanan@timecomPresident Trump assured members of his own party that he was a “Republican inside-out and backwards” on a recent conference call urging party unity as Congress moves onto tax legislation Then just hours before he was set to meet with GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday he went on a Twitter spree attacking Republican Sen Bob Corker calling him “liddle” a “lightweight” and “incompetent;” arguing he “couldn’t get elected dog catcher in Tennessee;” and falsely blaming him for the Iran nuclear deal The reason for this tweet-tirade Earlier in the morning Corker had said the White House should “step aside” and let Congress handle tax reform As with the earlier back-and-forth between the two Republicans Trump’s reaction pretty much proved Corker’s point If Trump had logged off Twitter and avoided Capitol Hill Tuesday the push for tax legislation would no doubt be in much better shape Instead Trump has cast fresh doubt on the effort Trump recently said that when somebody says something about him Twitter allows him to go “bing bing bing and I take care of it” But these bings aren’t helping him Iowa abandons Obamacare idea Iowa is giving up on its plan to reform the Affordable Care Act within its own borders The Republican-controlled state had come up with a plan to get a waiver from the federal government to get rid of some of the 2010 health care law’s requirements and create alternatives for Iowans seeking individual health insurance But Trump was not a fan of the idea The Washington Post reported earlier this month that Trump read about the request in a newspaper story and personally called the federal employee considering the waiver to argue that it shouldn’t be granted Federal officials didn’t reject the plan but they failed to approve it in time for the marketplaces to start selling insurance so Iowa gave up Obamacare supporters will see this as another example of the Trump Administration undermining the law in order to build support for overturning it but Republican officials in Iowa are also going to be upset Kid Rock says he was just kidding Kid Rock says he wont be running for Senate in 2018 contrary to months of speculation fueled largely by the musician himself "F–k no Im not running for Senate Are you kidding me" Kid Rock whose real name is Robert Ritchie said on Howard Sterns radio show on SiriusXM on Tuesday "Who couldnt figure that out Im releasing a new album Im going on tour too Are you f——g s——g me" A representative for Kid Rock confirmed the decision to TIME As the musician himself puts it the idea of his running for a Senate seat in his home state of Michigan was mostly a joke that brought him attention ahead of the release of his newest album “Sweet Southern Sugar” which comes out early next month The website page on which he suggested he might run now carries promotional material for the album and the tour around it (His "official" campaign site still exists but its mostly empty except for a picture of the 46-year-old musician sitting next to a stuffed deer) While many in the political establishment scoffed at the idea of his running for office there were those who urged the public not to be too dismissive Ritchie whose persona is one of gritty Americana is popular at home in Michigan a Rust Belt state that went for Trump in the 2016 presidential election As Politico reported this summer Ritchies clout in Michigan was large enough for Mitt Romney to actively seek his endorsement in the 2012 presidential election "Presuming Kid Rock doesnt get caught in bed with a little boy or beat up a woman between now and August 2018 hes going to win the nomination if he gets in" Dennis Lennox a Michigan Republican political consultant told 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