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Last phase of simultaneous polls in Odisha passes off peacefully

first_imgPolling passed off peacefully, barring a few hiccups in the initial hours, in six Lok Sabha and 41 Assembly constituencies in the fourth and the last phase of the simultaneous elections in Odisha on Monday.An average of 66% of voting was recorded in the Parliamentary seats of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur till 5 p.m., according to Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar.While Mayurbhanj recorded a voter turnout of 67% till 5 p.m., Balasore and Jagatsinghpur recorded 64% each, Bhadrak 68%, and Jajpur and Kendrapara 65% each. The percentage may increase since voting was still in progress.3 officials suspendedThree polling officials were suspended for dereliction of duty, Mr. Kumar told journalists. Adequate transport and security arrangements had been put in place to ensure safe return of polling parties to their respective headquarters, he added.Allegations of capturing of several booths by a particular party were also reported from Bari Assembly segment under Jajpur, while people boycotted voting at a few booths under Jajpur, Mayurbhanj, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituencies.EVMs’ safetyApart from ensuring security of electronic voting machines, steps were also taken for the safety of the voting machines in view of the impending Cyclone Fani, said Mr. Kumar.The CEO thanked the people of Odisha for the conduct of polling in four phases in the State without any major incident of violence.However, polling remains to be held in Patkura, one of the seven Assembly segments under Kendrapara, on May 19. Polling was adjourned following death of the BJD candidate.last_img read more

South Africa topple England from the top of ICC Test ranking

first_imgNearly a year after England humiliated India whitewashing them 4-0 in the home Test series to grab the number one ICC team, they were dethroned by the visiting South Africans who claimed the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace from the hosts after their 2-0 win the series ending on Monday. Graeme Smith and his cricketers scaled the Test summit defeating England by 51 runs in a thrilling finish to the final Test at Lord’s. It was indeed a dramatic and pulsating Test match as fortunes swung like pendulum, but in the end the Proteas held their nerves to carve out a memorable win.England started Day 5 on 16/2 needing another 330 for victory. However, in the end it was the South African bowlers who triumphed, stopping England’s run chase at 294.With the series going against the hosts, they were pushed to number two position in the latest ICC Test ranking. While South Africa have been on the top with 120 points, followed by England with 117 points, Australia were a close third with 116 points.last_img read more

PBA D-League: St. Clare headed to playoffs after easy win over AMA

first_img“We just want to finish the eliminations on a high note. Hopefully, we carry it over to the next phase,” said St. Clare coach Jinno Manansala in Filipino after his squad head into the playoffs with a 6-3 record in the Aspirants’ Group.Fontanilla scored 16 points, 11 of which came in the first half, while also grabbing six rebounds and dishing out five assists. Lunor tallied 13 points as the Saints had seven players in double digits.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsSt. Clare still has a chance to grab the No. 2 spot and the twice-to-beat edge if Family Mart-Enderun beats University of Santo Tomas on Thursday.Joshua Munzon led also-ran AMA (2-7) with 27 points, 13 rebounds, four assists, and three steals while Franky Johnson fired 19. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Geje Eustaquio looks for more improvement after tough comeback win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Joshua Fontanilla of St. Clare College. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines— St. Clare College Virtual Reality clinched a quarterfinals spot after 119-89 rout of AMA Online Education in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at JCSGO Gym in Cubao.It was a one-sided affair from the start after Joshua Fontanilla and Darwin Lunor spearheaded the Titan’s early breakaway.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View commentslast_img read more

Chabi Yo-led UST sets sights on Akhuetie, No. 2 UP in battle of MVPs

first_imgMOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Shortly after powering University of Santo Tomas past Far Eastern University, USoulemane Chabi Yo knows the road to the UAAP title doesn’t get any easier with second-ranked University of the Philippines next.The Growling Tigers face the Fighting Maroons, who own a twice-to-beat edge, in the next phase of the stepladder semifinals in the UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament in a matchup where Chabi Yo sees having little to no room for error.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Chabi Yo added he just has to play within the UST system and not to take his matchup with Bright Akhuetie, last season’s MVP, on a personal basis.“I have to know what I have to do and follow the system of coach (Aldin Ayo),” said Chabi Yo, who had 25 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists against FEU. “Everybody will play with their talent as his advantage.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ LATEST STORIES Priority legislation in the 18th Congress Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? View comments Rice industry paralysis Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “UP is the most talented team and we know we should not make mistakes and at at the same time we don’t have to be pressured,” said Chabi Yo after UST topped Far Eastern University, 81-71, in their knockout game Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“We should play excellent defense because if we do that then we can get stops and that’s our mindset.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceChabi Yo locked up the MVP plum after finishing with 76 statistical points throughout the eliminations averaging 16.9 points, 14.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists.The Growling Tigers swept the Fighting Maroons in the elimination round, winning both games with an average margin of 11 points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PVL Finals: Creamline closes in on perfect run, rips PetroGazz in Game 1 Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’last_img read more

I used to dream about winning Ranji Trophy and it has finally come true: Rajneesh Gurbani

first_imgVidarbha’s new year started on the best possible note as they lifted their maiden Ranji Trophy title beating Delhi by 9 wickets in the final on Monday.Rajneesh Gurbani, who became only the second bowler in history to pick up a hat-trick in the Ranji Trophy final, was one of the architects of the win and was adjudged Man of the Match for finishing with 8 wickets in the match.The 24-year-old was ecstatic after the win and said his dream of winning the Ranji Trophy has finally come true.”Obviously this is a dream come true. We always kept dreaming of this, now we have the trophy finally. We’re satisfied, we still want to feel how this trophy feels. Our aim will be to continue to do better,” Gurbani said after the match.After conceding a 252-run first innings lead, Delhi were bowled out for 280 in their second innings, setting a target of merely 29 runs for Vidarbha on Day 4.Vidarbha lost only one wicket and took only five overs to chase down the target which gave them their first Ranji Trophy title.24-year-old Gurbani finished the Ranji Trophy season with 39 wickets in six matches at an average of 17.12 with 5 five-wicket hauls and a ten-for. He was the second-highest wicket-taker in the season behind Jalaj Saxena, who got 44 wickets in 7 matches.”Changes were a lot to do with the mind. Right from the first game, we had in the back of our mind that we need to win the trophy, and we have finally done that on a special day.advertisement”They (Pandit and Subroto) are the two main persons because of whom we have done so well. A big thank you to Chandrakant sir who has made tehnical changes in my bowling.”Same with Subroto sir as well, when he is around, I have nothing to worry about. It’s the New Year’s day as well, so we will definitely celebrate,” Gurbani added.Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal said winning the Ranji Trophy was like a fairytale moment for the team.”Really worked for the trophy. A fairytale. Months of training has paid off. The bowlers did really well in the first innings and that set the tone for us. Thakare had some nerves but bowling the first over settled the nerves. I also wanted Gurbani to bowl the second over.”This is really a team-effort and I am thankful to the boys, Chandrakant Pandit and Subroto Banerjee,” Fazal said at the post-match presentation.last_img read more

NYK Setting Up Exclusive RORO Terminal in Saudi Arabia

first_img Print  Close My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定center_img zoom Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) NYK signed a joint-venture agreement on Thursday with Saudi Arabia’s Ports Development Company (PDC) to establish NYK’s first exclusive RORO terminal operating company at King Abdullah port (KAP) on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia.The move comes in anticipation of continual economic growth in the Middle East region.According to NYK, the terminal named KAP RORO Terminal, which is the first exclusive RORO terminal in Saudi Arabia, is planned to commence full operations by 3rd quarter 2016 and would have the capacity to handle 600,000 handling units.. The joint venture will be the first automotive logistics base for the NYK Group in the Middle East.“By establishing this new joint venture in cooperation with PDC, the NYK Group is expanding the reach of its global operations by providing customer-oriented service based on the NYK Group’s operational experience and accomplishments as a pioneer in the field. Moreover, the NYK Group will ensure adequate capacity equal to 600,000 handling units yearly to address increasing demand at growing market in Middle East as a gate port,” NYK said in a statement.King Abdullah port is a private port which is owned and developed by PDC, which opened a container terminal there in 2014.PDC is a joint-venture company owned by the Saudi Arabian conglomerate Huta Marine Works Limited and Emaar, the Economic City in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.last_img read more

Paramedics Act Introduced Today

first_img The College of Paramedics’ governing council will consist ofeight professional members, four public members and, during thefirst two years, two doctors and a registered nurse. The councilwill have the authority to implement and enforce registrationrequirements and practice standards, and address the concerns ofpatients through a complaints process. All paramedics throughout the province will be members of thecollege, once it is established. The Department of Health currently operates a registration systemfor paramedics who provide services through contractors ofEmergency Health Services as well as other paramedics who seekregistration. The provincial medical director for EmergencyHealth Services currently manages this system. Under the proposedParamedics Act this authority will be transferred to thegoverning council. Safer patient care is the goal of legislation introduced today,April 20, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac. The proposed legislation protects the public by requiring thatparamedics meet standards set out by a self-regulatedprofessional body. It also establishes a College of Paramedicswith the legislative authority to regulate the practice ofparamedicine. “The government is firmly committed to ensuring all Nova Scotianshave access to highly trained and competent health-careproviders, including paramedics,” said Health Minister AngusMacIsaac. “As is the case with other health professions, we wantto ensure paramedics meet specific quality standards.” “We are pleased the government has taken this action,” saidMichael Kellock, president of the Nova Scotia paramedics’professional association. “Our organization has been workingtowards the creation of this legislation over the past number ofyears. We commend the Department of Health for ensuring our voice – and the voices of other health professionals — is reflectedin the legislation.”last_img read more

Sanath Thilanga among new Deputy Ministers

Parliamentarians Sanath Jayasuriya and Thilanga Sumathipala are among four new Deputy Ministers appointed today.United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Parliamentarians Sanath Jayasuriya, Thilanga Sumathipala W. Dahanayake and E. Weerawardena took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today.

Ohio State womens basketball wins season opener

For the 17th consecutive year, the Ohio State women’s basketball team opened its season with a victory as the Buckeyes knocked off Tennessee State, 78-51, Sunday at the Schottenstein Center. Ten players scored for the Buckeyes, with senior guard Samantha Prahalis and junior guard Tayler Hill leading the way with 17 points each. Freshman forward Kalpana Beach, in her first-ever game for OSU, contributed 10 points and six rebounds. Beach said she found out just before the game that she was starting. “I knew it was going to be a lot different than high school,” Beach said. “So I just was going to go out and play as hard as I could and try not to make too many mistakes.” “(Beach) was nervous before the game,” Hill said with a smile following the victory. OSU surged out to a 48-21 halftime lead, holding TSU to 30 percent shooting in the first half and not allowing any second-chance or fast-break points. The Tigers kept pace with the Buckeyes during the second half with both teams notching 30 points. Coach Jim Foster attributed the drop in production in the second half to inconsistent offensive play. “I thought we started the game very aggressively,” Foster said. “I think it’s difficult to play 12 people and continue with continuity on offense. I think that’s probably what showed in the second half.” With Prahalis as the lone senior to go along with three juniors on the roster, OSU is the youngest team in the Big Ten, according to NCAA data. Foster said the early games in the season are vital in the development of the younger players. “I think one of the things that a young team needs to learn is that when you come in at halftime and sit down you’ve got to continue to be engaged when you go out there for the second half, regardless of what the score is,” Foster said. For the game, the Buckeyes shot 48 percent from the field to go along with a 23-for-29 clip from the free-throw line. OSU held a decisive advantage in free-throw attempts, with TSU only generating nine attempts from the line. OSU suffered a bit of a scare late in the second half when Prahalis, voted co-Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year by the conference’s coaches, was helped off the court by trainers when she fell and cramped up. Prahalis returned to action a few minutes later to finish the contest and assured reporters following the game that she was fine. The Buckeyes take to the Schottenstein Center court again to play Temple at 6 p.m. on Friday. OSU defeated the Owls, 84-75, on the road last season. read more

Bank Holiday Monday forecast to be hottest in 19 years with highs

This Bank Holiday Monday could be the hottest for almost two decades, with temperature expected to reach 27 degrees in south east England – warmer than the French Riviera, Southern Spain and Morocco.It is also likely to be the hottest early May Bank Holiday Monday since 1999, when 23.6C was reached on the 3rd of May 1999.However the record, when 28.6C was recorded in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire on May 1, 1995 , is unlikely to be beaten this year.The Met Office said the warm weather will be caused by an area of high pressure which is due to dominate southern Britain over the coming week.A spokesperson told The Telegraph: “It’s a warm sunny day for most of England and Wales, plenty of sunshine. It’ll widely be mid-twenties and a little cooler elsewhere but still pleasant and warm. It may be 22 degrees in the North West. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Monday’s temperatures will rival those on mainland Europe and north Africa; Barcelona is forecast to be 21C, and 23C is expected in Nice and Malaga. Marrakech in Morocco will reach just 23C. Sunbathing in Norfolk – the warmth of April’s mini-heatwave will return this Bank Holiday MondayCredit: Joe Giddens/PA People relax in the sun on Hunstanton beach in Norfolk, Friday April 20, 2018 “We will see plenty of sunshine for the whole of the weekend with temperatures rising throughout and Monday the warmest.”The weather will continue in southern areas until Tuesday, but is likely to cool down by the end of the week. The highs are so far predicted to be unlikely to beat the warmest temperature so far this year of 84.3F (29.1C) – the hottest April day since 1949 – which was recorded in London on April 19. read more

Kepler le chasseur dexoplanètes est paralysé par un problème technique

first_imgKepler : le “chasseur d’exoplanètes” est paralysé par un problème techniqueMercredi, la NASA a annoncé que le télescope spatial américain Kepler connaissait un sérieux problème technique. Après 4 ans de bons et loyaux services la mission de 600 millions de dollars va-t-elle prendre fin ? Pour le moment, l’agence spatiale reste confiante.Alors qu’une nouvelle exoplanète nommée “planète d’Einstein” vient d’être découverte notamment grâce à Kepler, la NASA a annoncé une bien mauvaise nouvelle. Le télescope spatial américain ne fonctionnerait plus, paralysé par un sérieux problème technique. En effet, l’engin connaitrait un dysfonctionnement au niveau du mécanisme lui permettant habituellement de se tourner dans une direction donnée de la voûte céleste (dans la constellation du Cygne et de la Lyre, sa fenêtre d’observation). Ce problème a ainsi obligé la NASA à mettre le télescope “en mode de sécurité” afin de s’assurer que ses panneaux solaires font face au Soleil pour recharger les batteries et continuer à communiquer avec la Terre, a expliqué John Grunsfeld, le responsable de la division science de l’agence spatiale américaine. Cela fait en réalité une semaine que les ingénieurs de l’Agence spatiale ont constaté que le gyroscope de Kepler ne répondait plus à leurs commandes. La chose s’était déjà produite en juillet dernier avec un autre gyroscope de Kepler qui a cessé de fonctionner. “Initialement, il est apparu que les trois roues répondaient et que la rotation avait pu être stoppée avec succès”, mais la quatrième roue elle n’a pas montré une réponse normale. “C’est une indication claire qu’il y a eu une défaillance interne dans la réaction de la roue, probablement une défaillance structurelle du support de la roue”, explique la NASA dans un communiqué publié sur son site.Des tentatives de réparation Or, “malheureusement Kepler n’est pas à un endroit où l’on peut envoyer des astronautes” pour le réparer, souligne M. Grunfeld, [et les ingénieurs] “examinent les données très soigneusement [ … ] pour voir s’il est possible de reprendre les activités scientifiques du télescope”. Néanmoins, John Grunsfeld reste confiant, déclarant que “nous ne sommes pas encore prêts à déclarer la fin de Kepler”. D’autant plus que celui-ci semble stable et continue d’user normalement de son carburant.”Parce que le mode de sécurité est un nouveau mode pour l’engin, l’équipe surveillera étroitement Kepler, mais aucune autre action immédiate n’est prévue. Nous passerons les prochains jours et semaines pour évaluer nos options et développer des nouveaux produits de commande. Ces options incluent probablement des étapes pour essayer de retrouver la fonctionnalité de la roue et d’examiner l’utilité d’un mode hybride, utilisant à la fois les roues et les propulseurs”, précise la NASA. 2.740 exoplanètes potentielles découvertesÀ lire aussiDes chercheurs auraient découvert l’origine de la mystérieuse lumière verte observée par la NASAPour l’heure, aucune décision n’a cependant été prise quant à la suite des opérations et l’avenir du télescope dont la mission a jusqu’ici été “à tout égard un succès”, souligne John Grunsfeld. Rappelons que cette mission consiste à sonder l’espace à la recherche d’exoplanètes, Kepler étant le premier télescope spatial dédié à la recherche de planètes jumelles de la Terre dans d’autres systèmes solaires. Depuis son lancement en 2009, il a ainsi déjà détecté 2.740 exoplanètes potentielles dont 122 ont été à ce jour confirmées à l’aide d’autres télescopes et équipements.Le 16 mai 2013 à 12:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Billy Jack Haynes files 42page lawsuit against WWE

first_imgFacebook Google+ Former WWE star Billy Jack Haynes (who spent time in WWE from 1986-1988) has filed 42-page lawsuit against WWE in federal court this week claiming “egregious mistreatment of its wrestlers for its own benefit, as well as its concealment and denial of medical research and evidence concerning traumatic brain injuries suffered by WWE wrestlers.”Portland attorneys Steve D. Larson and Joshua L. Ross of the firm Stoll Stoll Bernie Lokting & Schlachter issued the following statement about the lawsuit by Haynes.“Under the guise of providing ‘entertainment,’ WWE has, for decades, subjected its wrestlers to extreme physical brutality that it knew, or should have known, caused long-term irreversible bodily damage, including brain damage. For most of its history, WWE has engaged in a campaign of misinformation and deception to prevent its wrestlers from understanding the true nature and consequences of the injuries they have sustained. WWE’s representations, actions, and inactions have caused its wrestlers to suffer from death, long-term debilitating injuries, lost profits, premature retirement, medical expenses, and other losses as alleged herein.”Portland Tribune: Billy Jack Haynes wrestles WWE into federal court Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE responds to lawsuit filed by Billy Jack Haynes Pinterestcenter_img Update on lawsuit against WWE and Paul “Big Show” Wight Twitter Update on the lawsuit against WWE and Big Show WhatsApplast_img read more

Sheriff Gore on California Senate Bill 1421 and Womens History Month

first_img KUSI Newsroom Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Sheriff Gore joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss California Senate Bill 1421 (SB-1421) and Women’s History Month.Link to an FAQ on the Sheriff’s Department and SB-1421: William B. Kolender Sheriff’s Museum in Old Town has an exhibit showcasing women in law enforcement during Women’s History Month in March. Posted: March 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Sheriff Gore on California Senate Bill 1421 and Women’s History Month March 13, 2019last_img read more

Best Western near mall evacuated after fire sparks in laundry room

first_imgA laundry room fire caused a temporary evacuation of the Best Western near the Westfield Vancouver mall on Thursday afternoon.The fire was reported just before 1 p.m. at 9420 N.E. Vancouver Mall Drive.The fire started in a water heater in the building’s laundry room. When firefighters arrived they discovered the sprinklers activated in the room and there was no active fire, according to radio traffic monitored at The Columbian.“Something got hot enough to trip the sprinkler systems,” said Capt. Kevin Murray, with the Vancouver Fire Department.“The sprinkler system did its job then we came along and did our job,” he said.Damage was minimal and limited to the room, Murray said.last_img read more

SSC recruitment to Selection Posts

first_imgHyderabad: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be conducting Recruitment to 230 Categories of Posts with 1351 vacancies (tentative) for different Ministers/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India through Phase VII/2019 Selection Posts in the Computer Based Examination (CBE) Mode. Detailed advertisement along with eligibility criteria, terms & conditions and application format etc. are available on the Commission’s website and Southern Regional Office website Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us According to a press release, issued by the Regional Director, SSC, the advertisement includes 17 Categories of Posts with 67 vacancies in respect of SSC (Southern Region), Chennai. This comprises of 9 Graduate Level, 5 Higher Secondary Level and 3 Matric Level Posts. The fee is exempted for all Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/ESM/PwD (OH/HH/VH/Others) categories eligible for reservation as per Government Orders. Eligible candidates may apply online through the website of the Commission ssc.nic.till 31st August (up to 5.00 p.m.). The said examination is tentatively scheduled to be held from 14th to 18th October.last_img read more

Hasina leaves Washington for London

first_imgPrime minister Sheikh Hasina.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina left Washington on Monday for London on her way back home wrapping up her 16-day visit to the United States.“A United Airlines flight carrying the prime minister and her entourage took off from Dulles International Airport in Washington for London at 10:15 pm on Monday (local time),” PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told UNB over phone from Washington.Bangladesh ambassador to the USA Mohammad Ziauddin and permanent representative to the United Nations Masud Bin Momen saw the prime minister off at the airport.The flight is scheduled to land at Heathrow International Airport in London at 10 am (local time) today.Bangladesh high commissioner to the UK Nazmul Qaunine will receive Sheikh Hasina at the airport. After a three-day stay in the British capital, the prime minister will return home on 7 October.Sheikh Hasina travelled to the US capital from New York on 22 September after attending the 72nd UNGA session.After staying in Washington for a week, she was scheduled to return home on 2 October via London. But, the date was deferred as the prime minister underwent a gallbladder surgery at a Washington hospital on 25 September.Sheikh Hasina arrived in New York on 17 September to join the UN’s annual event.last_img read more

Houston Will Have 11 Cooling Centers During The Hot Summer Months

first_imgPhoto captured from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Twitter feed / @SylvesterTurnerMayor Sylvester Turner talks about the importance of staying cool and hydrated during the hot summer months in Houston during a press conference held on June 15, 2018.Reliant, in collaboration with the City of Houston, is rolling out for the 13th year the “Beat the Heat” initiative, which will provide 16 cooling centers across Texas, the majority of them in Houston.Houston will specifically have 11 cooling centers, which are free of charge and will be located at all of the Multi-Service Centers managed by the City. They will feature air-conditioned spaces, bottled water, light snacks and entertainment and will be operative until the end of September.During a press conference held at the West End Multi-Service Center, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner acknowledged there are Houstonians who have to work outdoors during the hot summer months, for example because they are construction workers, and noted: “I want to remind those who do work, play or exercise outdoors to stay hydrated and if you must go outside don’t do it during the hottest part of the day.”We should all remain alert to heat advisories. This summer let us all keep an eye on each other, especially our seniors and those without airconditioners. Thank you @reliantenergy for being a great corporate partner. Visit our 11 cooling centers throughout Houston. #beattheheat— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 15, 2018Turner also touched on the serious risks of leaving children, senior citizens or pets unattended in vehicles because of the high temperatures they quickly reach and, therefore, the health risks –including death— they can be exposed to. “Every summer we say this, but I cannot say it enough: Let’s not leave children or senior citizens or pets in vehicles unattended,” the Mayor underscored.As part of the initiatives being implemented this summer to help the community deal with the high summer temperatures, the Harris County Area Agency on Aging will distribute portable air conditioning units and the City’s Health Department will distribute portable power stations. Those interested in receiving a unit should call 832-393-4301.For a complete list of the cooling centers that are part of the “Beat the Heat” initiative in Texas (including Corpus Christi and Dallas), click here.Press Conference: 13th annual @nrgenergy and @HoustonHealth #BeatTheHeat Summer Kickoff is— Sylvester Turner (@SylvesterTurner) June 15, 2018 Sharelast_img read more

Bromium sets up business net around malware Update

first_img PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen © 2012 (—Bromium has announced the availability of a product intended to make a significant difference in how enterprises cope with relentless attempts to attack their systems with malware, burdening IT departments and preventing employees from carrying on business as usual. The only headaches inherent in Bromium’s product might beset rival security companies that do business in anti-virus software and data protection. Ian Pratt, Bromium co-founder, said, “Traditional security products rely on being able to look at any document in advance and decide whether it contains malicious code which can be identified by `signatures’ already reported…. Yes, a bit like after the horse has bolted.” Malware can take ugly leap forward to virtual machines Citation: Bromium sets up business net around malware (Update) (2012, September 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Bromium’s software product is called vSentry, and the technology approach rests on a micro-virtual machine—an isolated environment— that protects the underlying operating system and whatever content is stored on the machine from malware. The microVM isolates attacks, trapping malware and analyzing it so that IT staff can explore it further without interruption to employee computer users. According to its designers, a PC user at a company would not be aware that it is installed. The machine tracks employee use of the web. All the data from a website visit is contained. vSentry places each document into this virtual machine. If someone clicks a bad link, the micro-VM will keep it until the IT administrator views and disposes of it. The virus cannot escape from the safety shield of this environment to enter the actual computer. The company’s target is the enterprise customer, because that is where the opportunity lies for the virtual machine approach. vSentry is licensed per-user, enterprise wide, and priced according to volume. Security teams may have ample expertise but they cannot actively block attacks they never saw before. The vSentry appeal is not just that employees can be free to work without fear of bringing up viruses, but that the information captured for the dashboard provides information on the malware attempts. The company says that the information via vSentry’s “Live Attack Visualization and Analysis” (LAVA) feature delivers information about the attack’s origin, techniques, and targets.Rather than reducing the need for a security team, the product gives them more power to work on security protection for the business with better success. Bromium says its LAVA delivers high malware detection rates. Micro-VM analysis can look at forms of attack that include rootkits and bootkits and generate signatures for otherwise undetectable attacks. The idea is that an enterprise security team can in turn update security mechanisms or fortify defenses of specific attack targets. The drawback is that the product only works on Windows. Platform requirements in full are given as Intel i3, i5, i7 processor; 4 GB RAM; Windows 7 64-bit. It does not run on Macs and it does not run on ARM architectures.center_img More information: Credit: Bromium This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Play Credit: Bromium Some outsiders say that this represents lost opportunity for the company as, on the enterprise level, more employees are using iPads and mobile devices to do their work. Nonetheless, the company co-founders have told reporters that in time wider support is in the works including versions for Windows 8 and Mac OSX. This week’s product announcement had some sites voicing superlatives, implying the software can do a lot to mitigate the business angst and costs of computer malware.last_img

Does psychology have a conflictofinterest problem

first_imgGeneration Z has made Jean Twenge a lot of money. As a psychologist at San Diego State University in California, she studies people born after the mid-1990s, the YouTube-obsessed group that spends much of its time on Instagram, Snapchat and other social-media platforms. Thanks to smartphones and sharing apps, Generation Z has grown up to be more narcissistic, anxious and depressed than older cohorts, she argues. Twenge calls them the ‘iGen’ generation, a name she says she coined. And in 2010, she started a business, iGen Consulting, “to advise companies and organizations on generational differences based on her expertise and research on the topic”. Twenge has “spoken at several large corporations including PepsiCo, McGraw-Hill, nGenera, Nielsen Media, and Bain Consulting”, one of her websites notes. She delivers anything from 20-minute briefings to half-day workshops, and is also available to speak to parents’ groups, non-profit organizations and educational establishments. In e-mail exchanges, she declined to say how much she earns from her advisory work, but fees for star psychologists can easily reach tens of thousands of dollars for a single speech, and possibly much more, several experts told Nature. Twenge’s academic papers don’t mention her paid speeches and consulting. Yet that stands in stark contrast to the conflict-of-interest (COI) guidelines issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), an influential organization whose standards have been widely adopted by many medical and some psychology journals. Those guidelines say that such ‘personal fees’ should be declared as potential COIs in research papers because readers should be made aware of any financial interests that they might perceive as potentially influencing the findings.center_img Twenge is not a lone outlier; an analysis for this article found that several well-known academic psychologists do paid speeches and consultancy work and don’t declare them in their research papers. Many editors and psychologists say that this is fine and is standard behaviour. They argue that this kind of income should not count as a COI and that psychology should not be held to the norms of medical science. “Speaking fees and consultancies would not be obvious conflicts of interest, unlike, say, evaluating a drug produced by a company in which one holds stock, since there would not seem to be incentives aligned with making one claim versus another,” says Steven Pinker, a well-known author and psychologist at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who can also be booked for speaking engagements. Read the whole story: Naturelast_img read more