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Lawyer Nissan exec arrested with Ghosn asserts innocence

first_imgTOKYO — An attorney for an American executive arrested in Japan on suspicion of collaborating with former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn in financial misconduct says his client is innocent.Aubrey Harwell said Friday that his client, Greg Kelly, did nothing wrong and that Kelly acted “according to the law and according to company policy.”Kelly and Ghosn were arrested Nov. 19 in Tokyo on suspicion they collaborated to underreport Ghosn’s income by $44 million over five years.They have not been able to make any comments while detained in Japan.Harwell said Kelly had been advised by people both inside and outside Nissan that what he was doing was legal.Harwell spoke from his office in Nashville, Tennessee.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Algerian Police Stage Protest in Ghardaia

Marrakeh- Hundreds of Algerian police officers staged a protest, on Monday October 13, 2014, in the city of Ghardaia (600 km south of Algiers) to show solidarity with their colleagues in the adjacent village of Bryan, according to several media sources, including Algerian Agency Press (AAP).The protest poses a serious problem for Algerian National Security. AAP stated that the police marched towards the Security Directorate of the state of Ghardaia, in solidarity with their colleagues in Bryan, who had previously withdrawn from public spaces, and refused to follow the orders of their commanding officers.A number of police officers were injured on Sunday when clashes erupted between security forces and protesters in Bryan, which is located just 45 kilometers north of the town of Ghardaia. Masked people deliberately pelted the security forces with stones. The situation deteriorated with more clashes wounding dozens on both sides.Frequent clashes, driven by sectarian motives, have occurred in Ghardaia between Mizabeyen (Amazigh Aabadion) and Arabs Alhaambh (Malikion) since the beginning of the year, leaving at least 15 dead and dozens wounded.Edited by Elisabeth Myers read more

SLRCS probe finds no credible evidence on allegations

The panel did find that the allegations had an internal dimension which will be addressed in accordance with the constitution of the SLRCS.The Red Cross believes that it is vitally important to ensure transparency in responding to such a complaint. Despite the fact that no evidence was found from the inquiry to support the allegation that was leveled, under the instructions of the President of SLRCS, the report and documents from the inquiry was handed over to the Ministry of Law & Order & Prison Reforms on 20th October 2015, in the event that they decide to take the matter further. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Red Cross Society (SLRCS) says investigations over allegations that an SLRCS technical officer requested sexual favours for faster process of payments of a cash grant to rebuild a house in the North, did not find credible evidence to back the clims.The SLRCS said that it has handed over a report and documents from the inquiry over the alleged request for sexual favours to the Ministry of Law and Order and Prison Reforms today. In a statement today SLRCS said that in early October, the SLRCS Kilinochchi Branch received a written complaint from a Red Cross beneficiary, that a SLRCS technical officer requested sexual favours in return for faster process of payments of a cash grant to rebuild her house. The woman in question had qualified for the grant under the Red Cross Post-Conflict Recovery Programme in Mulakavil, Kilinochchi. The programme is funded by the Indian Government. The panel began its inquiry on 11 October in Kilinochchi. They interviewed the beneficiary who made the complaint and 15 other people: including nine SLRCS staff members.  On 16 October, the panel sent its findings to the President of SLRCS.In its conclusions, the panel found no credible evidence to support the complaint relating to misconduct on the part of the SLRCS technical officer. “The President of SLRCS launched an inquiry which was carried out by several members of SLRCS Governing Board who visited Kilinochchi. However, this initial inquiry proved inconclusive. The President and the office of the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) in Sri Lanka then launched a second inquiry and appointed a five person panel which was comprised of men and women from the IFRC and from the SLRCS headquarters and branches. A representative from the Consulate General of India in Jaffna also joined the panel,” SLRCS said in the statement. read more

Government to use Lord Nasebys statement to counter claims

The Government says it will use Lord Naseby’s statement to counter claims on war crimes allegations against the country.Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana told Parliament today, the Government was grateful to the statement made on Sri Lanka by Lord Naseby at the British Parliament recently. Lord Naseby had in his statement rejected claims that the death toll during the final stages of the war in Sri Lanka was over 40,000. Marapana told Parliament that the United Nations and the international community have recognized the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to address the issue and so the matter has now been localised. The Minister, on a request made by some Government Ministers, said that Lord Naseby will be invited to Sri Lanka to make a statement in the Sri Lankan Parliament.The Minister also asserted that the human rights issue in Sri Lanka will be resolved domestically.“There are no human rights issues to be settled in an international arena anymore,” he said. Marapana said the Government will use the statement made by Lord Naseby at the appropriate forum to counter the war crimes allegations on Sri Lanka.“The statement by Lord Naseby has been made with a lot of research. We should keep it as an ace,” he said. He had said that the civilian casualty toll was between 7,000 to 8,000 and not 40,000 as claimed by a UN panel. He said that the support received to the resolution on Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva in March showed the trust and confidence Sri Lanka has obtained for the reconciliation process.The Minister also said that Sri Lanka will continue to engage with the UN Human Rights Council and the international community. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Ban announces inclusive consultations on Yemen urges good faith engagement

“The Secretary-General urges all the participants to engage in these United Nations consultations in good faith and without preconditions,” said the statement. “The only durable resolution to the crisis in Yemen is an inclusive, negotiated political settlement.”The consultations, which begin on 28 May in Geneva, will bring together a broad range of Yemeni Governmental and other actors, and follow extensive consultations by Mr. Ban’s Special Envoy, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, together with strong expressions of support by the Security Council in several resolutions seeking a peaceful and Yemeni-led political transition process.In the most recent, Resolution 2216 (2015), members emphasized the need for a return to the application of the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative and its Implementation Mechanism, and of the outcomes of the comprehensive National Dialogue Conference. They also reaffirmed full support for, and commitment to, UN efforts to relaunch the political dialogue.The statement described how the different political and social constituencies of Yemen came together to chart a course for democratic change and a new vision for the country during the Comprehensive National Dialogue Conference.“Tragically, Yemen has now slid into a conflict that risks spilling across its borders and that is having a dramatic impact on civilians, who are paying the highest price,” said the Spokesman. “The United Nations has worked closely with Yemenis since 2011 to support national aspirations for change. With this experience and coupled with Yemen’s tradition of dialogue, the Secretary-General hopes these consultations will help Yemen re-launch the political process, reduce the levels of violence and alleviate the intolerable humanitarian situation.” read more

Brock Media Clips for Friday Dec 14

Here’s a look at some of the media attention Brock University received recently.Why China is trying to bully Canada (and not the U.S.) into releasing Huawei CFO: Associate Professor of Political Science Charles Burton spoke with numerous media outlets, including Global News, Metro Morning, CBC’s Power in Politics, WABC New York and CTV Your Morning, about Canada’s recent arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzho, as well as the subsequent arrest of two Canadians in China.Can nap pods prevent tired geeks from burning out?: Sleep research from Psychology Professor Kimberly Cote was included in a PC Magazine article that profiled a UK business offering mini sleep rooms for Londoners who wished to take a 30- or 60-minute nap during the day.What’s in a wine label?: A CHCH story about wine purchasing trends during the holidays featured comments from Associate Professor of Marketing Antonia Mantanakis, who said that consumers would believe a wine was superior if it had a picture on the bottle or difficult-to-pronounce name.Grant to help Brock expand on-campus student counselling: A St. Catharines Standard article discussed a $136,000 grant that will help the University to expand on-campus counselling for students during busier periods in the semester.If you know of an appearance or story about a Brock faculty member, student, athlete or alumni, please drop us a line with a link to the story at universitycom@brocku.ca read more

Geek deals 569 off Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 desktop and 24inch

first_imgDesktop PC bundle offers have always been some of our favorite deals. They generally offer a lot of bang for the buck typically give you everything needed to get a new PC up and running. No placing extra orders for cables or monitors, just get your great deal and enjoy.This deal we have today not only has the convenience and value of a great bundle deal, it stands out by including a fully loaded, high performance desktop with a premium monitor for a very low price.The bundle starts with an XPS 8500 desktop that is packed with performance including a quad-core (Ivy Bridge) Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, 2TB hard drive, and 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 640 graphics. Along with the standard features of USB 3.0, HDMI, media card reader, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and others, Dell tosses in a Blu-ray drive that will help make the most of the top-notch monitor.You also get an UltraSharp U2412M 24-inch LCD. It uses an eIPS LCD panel, which offers extra-wide viewing angles and richer colors than most other types of LCD panels. It will connect to almost all modern video sources using DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA inputs.The U2412M normally runs around $350 by itself, making this $999.99 bundle a great value. You get everything needed to fire up a premium computer system for one budget-friendly price. The only downside is that we don’t know how much longer the $569 coupon code will last.Dell XPS 8500 desktop with 12GB RAM, Blu-ray & U2412M 24-inch UltraSharp display for $999.99 + free shipping (reg. $1,568.99 | use coupon G61JKGMC5$7RWX | ends soon)Update: This deal has ended, but you can find the latest Dell XPS 8500 Desktop + Monitor bundle deals from LogicBuy.Our other top deals:Logitech Z906 5.1-channel 3D Surround Sound THX-certified Speaker System for $339.99 + free shipping (reg. $399.99 | use coupon P83Q8GXNJK9Q0R)Lenovo IdeaPad A2107 7-inch Android 4.0 Tablet for $159 + free shipping (reg. $219)last_img read more

Credit Union in Kilkenny fined €210000 for failure to protect members savings

first_img Share68 Tweet Email6 By submitting inaccurate returns, the Credit Union comprised the Central Bank’s ability to effectively and appropriately supervise it.The Central Bank said that ”the sanctions imposed on St Canice’s reflect the seriousness with which the Central Bank treats the relevant contraventions and the importance of the Central Bank places on compliance with the 1997 Act”.Following the investigation, St Canice’s has implemented a number of improvements including the introduction of an IT strategic plan, a change management policy and the appointment of an IT officer. By Adam Daly Image: Google Maps 20,539 Views Jun 22nd 2018, 1:19 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article http://jrnl.ie/4085721 Short URL Credit Union in Kilkenny fined €210,000 for failure to protect members’ savings St Canice’s Credit Union has been reprimanded by the Central Bank for eight breaches of the Credit Union Act, 1997. 18 Comments St Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union St Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Image: Google Maps A KILKENNY CREDIT Union has been fined €210,000 after an investigation by the Central Bank found that it failed to balance its main transactional bank account over 15 months, which exposed members’ savings to a risk of loss.St Canice’s Credit Union in Kilkenny City has been reprimanded for a total of eight breaches of the Credit Union Act, 1997, occurring between August 2014 and January 2016.The Central Bank’s investigation found that St Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Limited failed to properly manage the integration of a new IT system which meant it was unable to reconcile its main transactional bank account correctly.As a result of this St Canice’s was unable to ensure the protection of members’ savings, although no loss was actually sustained.After becoming aware of the issue, St. Canice’s failed to report it to the Central Bank and during that time knowingly submitted five inaccurate quarterly prudential returns to the Central Bank.The Central Bank of Ireland’s Director of Enforcement and Anti-Money Laundering, Seána Cunningham, said that the Central Bank relies on the prudential returns to assess the financial position and stability of credit unions. Friday 22 Jun 2018, 1:19 PMlast_img read more

Troika heads to Cyprus

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The troika of international lenders arrived in Cyprus last week to complete a draft agreement on a bailout deal to rescue the island’s recession-hit economy. Cyprus Government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou confirmed the visit, ending speculation that the troika would stay away because of the Government’s own counter-measures to the lenders’ harsh austerity plan. Cyprus applied for a full EU bailout in June after its biggest lenders, Cyprus Popular Bank and Bank of Cyprus, were unable to meet new capital reserve limits because of huge losses due to their exposure to bailed-out Greece. Cyprus has held the EU’s six-month rotating presidency since July 1 and is the first country to hold the presidency whilst also negotiating EU emergency aid. A document leaked to the media shows the government proposed to raise revenue through more taxation and fewer cutbacks over a longer period than proposed by the troika. Analysts believe Cyprus will require in excess of 10 billion euros to prop up its 18 billion euro economy. It hopes to cut the debt gap by slightly more than one billion euros by the end of 2016 rather than the one billion euros in mostly public finance cuts the troika seeks by 2015. The troika’s proposal is 80 per cent through savings in expenditure cuts and 20 per cent via increased taxes. The government’s proposed ratio is 60:40 – including a two percent hike in VAT to 19 per cent by 2014, a five euro cent rise in duty on petrol , and 150 million euros slashed off state benefits. Troika representatives have visited Cyprus twice since June, when it called for help after both the Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank said they could not raise funds to meet recapitalisation requirements. The troika reportedly wants to slash the state payroll by 15 per cent, shave 10 per cent off welfare benefits, scrap an inflation-linked, cost-of-living allowance and roll back government-subsidised housing finance. Cyprus has resisted such sweeping austerity moves saying they would undermine an economy already in recession.last_img read more

FOLIO Show Keynote Reinventing the Magazine Launch

first_imgThe success of Food Network Magazine is well known: In just over one year (and nine issues), the magazine’s rate base jumped from 400,000 to 1.25 million as of its July/August 2010 issue. The debut issue in late 2008 boasted 73 percent sell-through on the newsstand and prompted the second largest blow-in card response in Hearst history, after O The Oprah magazine. Profitability is “within view.”But, perhaps even more significant is how the launch of Food Network Magazine is redefining how Hearst approaches new launches and its existing print titles, chief marketing officer Michael Clinton told 500 publishing executives during the opening keynote at the 2010 FOLIO: Show this morning. “This was a sea change in how to launch a new magazine,” Clinton said. “In the old days, you would hire 50 people and invest in a huge PR push. That model today is irrelevant.” Subhed: Building Circulation at Half the Cost About 50 percent of Food Network Magazine subscriptions come from digital tools, which cost half what the traditional circ build-up used to cost, according to Clinton. Hearst is also conducting syndication deals with online providers such as AOL through which 90 percent of the acquired subscribers weren’t Hearst customers before. “As time goes on, almost all of circulation will be acquired by digital tools, although that’s not to say we won’t do direct mail or blow-in cards,” Clinton said.The Food Network Magazine seeks a balance between a large rate base and smart growth. “We’re pushing the future model of circulation and testing higher prices on the newsstand,” said Clinton. “The future of magazines will require an ABC statement that is Platinum and shows ‘wantedness’ of the magazine. At the same time—let’s not chase rate base. We don’t have to be the biggest just for bragging rights but there is room for organic growth.” The Food Network Magazine launch also ushered in a complete process and workflow change including shorter production cycles, in-house design and digitization of ad materials through ad portals, which Clinton said cost 50 percent to 70 percent less than with past launches. Food Network Magazine also has the smallest magazine staff within Hearst.While Hearst is aggressively seeking new digital outlets and a new model for print, success ultimately depends on the editorial concept regardless of the channel, according to Clinton. “We can spend all day talking about new approaches and new models but it comes back to the editorial idea.”last_img read more

Facebook Watch may have been the best thing in the companys bad

first_imgYou’ve heard a lot about Facebook this year, but you may not have heard about Watch.Watch is the social network’s hub for video, and, unlike the rest of company, it’s been mostly unscathed by Facebook’s privacy, security, disinformation and leadership scandals. Unfortunately for Watch: Neither its successes nor failures have been glaring enough to attract notice.House of Cards was the first show to put Netflix’s original-content efforts on the map.  David Giesbrecht/Netflix Since launching last year with a reported $1 billion programming budget, Watch has yet to score with a critical smash or popular hit. It hasn’t got a signature show, like House of Cards, that puts its original content on the map, or a must-see program, like Stranger Things, that drives people to it in droves. Ask Facebook and it’ll say Watch is faring great. Watch’s niche programming is a feature, not a bug, according to Fidji Simo, Facebook’s head of video. “What we’re really going after is the amount of conversation and engagement, and that can be realized both in niche communities or in broad hits,” Simo said in an interview last week. “But we’re not really going for massive viewership.”Facebook is part of a scrum of tech and media companies wrestling one another to lock down your attention for TV online. But while most are taking aim at Netflix with online video subscription services, Facebook is stalking YouTube’s turf of free video you watch with ads. And with 2.27 billion people using Facebook every month, the world’s biggest social network may be the one competitor with the scale to actually take on YouTube. It just needs to figure out how. 2:58 1 “We are seeing some trends in younger audiences, and they are really engaged with these types of shows and create a lot of conversation,” she said. Looking forward to next year, Simo said much of Watch’s efforts will be focused on developing ways to make video more social, interactive and immersive, like testing a dark background when you’re watching a show. And Watch wants to keep widening its advertising base, so creators have more ways to make money from their videos. Of course, pushing for advertising led Facebook into the middle of minefields. Even Watch will need to watch its step. CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Culture: Your hub for everything from film and television to music, comics, toys and sports. Now playing: Watch this: TV and Movies Digital Media Share your voicecenter_img Zuckerberg defends actions after New York Times investigation Facebook Tags Comment “I’m not sure Watch is the future of Facebook video,” said Michael Greeson, president and director of research at the Diffusion Group, whose research shows half of adult Facebook users have never heard of the service. Instead, he says, it may be “the next step in the company’s learning curve.” Squishy stats More than 400 million people visit Watch each month and stay for at least a minute of video, an indication they’re intentional viewers. On a daily basis, the number is 75 million people, and among those, the average watch time is 20 minutes.That implies Watch has roughly 25 million hours of viewership each day. 20180924-portraits-smiths-unit-0253.jpgRed Table Talk, a talk program with Jada Pinkett Smith, is Facebook Watch’s most followed show.  Stan Evans To put that in perspective, people watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube daily. And Google’s massive video site has more than 1.8 billion logged-in users every month. But, as is always the problem with online video, none of these comparisons are perfect. YouTube’s billion-plus daily viewing hours, for instance, take place across its entire site. Facebook Watch’s stats don’t include videos people watch on other parts of the site, such as their News Feed. And these squishy, imperfect comparisons make it hard to gauge whether Facebook’s most successful shows are doing well. By pure number of followers, Jada Pinkett Smith’s talk program, Red Table Talk, is Facebook’s biggest show, with 4.3 million followers. What do you even compare that to? Maybe Tyler Oakley. Oakley, sometimes referred to as the Ellen DeGeneres of YouTube, has fewer followers on Facebook itself than Red Table Talk does. But he has 3 million more subscribers on his main platform, YouTube. (For the record, DeGeneres’ own Facebook following is nearly 30 million. So we can say Red Table Talk isn’t a hit on the scale of the Ellen Show. Illuminating.)sfyl-110-00140Sorry for Your Loss, which stars Elizabeth Olsen as a young widow, has been Facebook Watch’s most critically praised original.  Facebook That Facebook is measuring its success in social conversation and engagement makes things cloudier still. Watch’s most loyal audience, measured by the number of people who completed at least three episodes, is for Sorry for Your Loss, a bereavement drama starring Elizabeth Olsen. Sorry for Your Loss is also Facebook’s most critically acclaimed program and Watch’s best shot so far at potentially scoring award nominations. But the show’s third episode has just 182,000 views. Compare that to the final episode of Netflix’s House of Cards — that is, the eighth episode in the sixth season of a series that’s well past its heyday. By Nielsen’s ratings, House of Cards’ finale still pulled in an estimated 901,000 viewers. And that’s just in the first week. The first three episodes of Sorry for Your Loss have been available free for three months globally.  Growing painsOf course, Watch is still a baby.”Facebook Watch is a grand experiment, and it’s still early in the game,” said Peter Csathy, chairman of CreaTV Media, a media- and tech-focused business advisory and investment firm. “It’s been watching and learning and growing and changing, and that’s all part of the plan.”Facebook Watch’s strategy also doesn’t lend itself to making shows that break outside their niches. Watch’s goal since the beginning, Simo said, is to create video that’s intrinsically social, so Facebook shows line up with built-in communities on the social network. Hence, beauty pageant fanatics match up well with Queen America, a newer Facebook Watch show that stars Catherine Zeta-Jones.qa-105-01181-r.jpgCatherine Zeta-Jones stars as a beauty pageant coach in Queen America.  Boris Martin Facebook’s other game plan has been to throw things at the wall to see what sticks. In more flattering Silicon Valley parlance: Fail fast. “We specifically designed our content strategies to be able to learn a lot,” Simo said. “That’s a big part of the reason why we’re funding content, to be able to learn as fast as possible.” Those two strategies combined can yield shows with real traction in specific groups, even if their appeal is invisible to wider audiences. It’s the same paradox that meant many traditional media companies have dismissed YouTube stars as minor leaguers.   Facebook’s unrelenting scandals this year haven’t helped Watch. Watch is getting lost in the haze as Facebook puts out its other fires. Instead of Facebook’s brand drawing people into Watch’s shows, it’s increasingly a barrier, according to Csathy.The social network has been especially hard hit among young people, those most coveted by advertisers and a video-centric demographic that Watch has been aiming to lure in. A study by Pew found that 44 percent of people aged 18 to 29 years old have deleted their Facebook apps. Instead, Watch could lean hard into demographics that are already there, said Scott Fisher, the founder of Select, a company that manages top digital creators and influencers like Oakley.”Facebook is almost like the daytime TV” of online video, Fisher said. “Facebook should have the next This Is Us for their originals. That’s the right vibe. If they end up trying to do House of Cards, I don’t know if that makes sense.”But Simo flatly rejects speculation Facebook Watch is recalibrating around older viewers, pointing to teen-targeted shows, such as SKAM Austin and Five Points, that Facebook is renewing. last_img read more

Nissan Terrano Coming to India on 20 August Pitted against Ford EcoSport

first_imgNissan’s much-anticipated compact SUV, Terrano is all set to take the roads in India on 20 August.The company, which had released the official sketches of the much-anticipated compact SUV Terrano a month ago, announced that the vehicle will be unveiled in India on 20 August in Mumbai.The new crossover Terrano is based on the Renault Duster platform and will come in both petrol and diesel engine options. While the car petrol version comes with the 1.6-litre engine which delivers 104PS, the 1.5 turbodiesels churns out 110PS. The earlier revealed pictures showed the rear styling of the Terrano, which looks different from Duster.Other changes were seen on the reflector which is now placed on the lower bumper, and the tail lamps are seen split with half the tail lights placed on the backdoor. The front grille and headlights of the vehicle also sport new looks. Previous reports suggested that the new Terrano would not pack many changes in terms of the interiors of the vehicle. Nissan’s upcoming SUV will be pitted against the newly launched Ford EcoSport .”You can see from the sketch that Terrano has a bold and distinctive design that I am confident will appeal to our growing customer base in India, as will its driving performance and range of other features that will be revealed at a later date,” said President and CEO of Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, Kenichiro Yomura .last_img read more

I lost movies because I was not the heros girlfriend Mallika Sherawat

first_imgPictured: Mallika SherawatReutersMallika Sherawat recently opened up about not featuring in many movies after becoming much popular for her sizzling avatar in Murder. The actress said that she was thrown out of many movies for not being the concerned actor, director of producer’s girlfriend.In an interview with Spotboye, the diva while speaking about #MeToo movement in India, said that though no one in the industry ever asked her for sexual favours, she thinks the movement is a right step towards ensuring comfortable working atmosphere for women in the industry.”I have never been asked for a sexual favour. I am such a bold personality, who will dare to ask me? But on a serious note, I think that it is a very positive step in a very positive direction because at least now there is an open window for discussion. And I think a safe working environment is the right of every man and woman. But along with #MeToo also comes a huge responsibility and everybody has to be very responsible,” she told the entertainment portal.Talking on the same line, Mallika said that she had lost many films since the concerned actors, directors and producers wanted their respective girlfriends to be the films’ heroines.”See, lot of times I have lost roles because I wasn’t dating the hero. There have been instances when I was thrown out of films because the actor, director or producer preferred their girlfriend to be the heroine,” she added.Mallika will soon be seen alongside Tusshar Kapoor in a horror-comedy web series produced by Ekta Kapoor.last_img read more

CM announces new varsity for Matua community

first_imgKolkata: The state government will set up a university to be named after Harichand Guruchand Thakur, founder of the Matua community in Thakurnagar in North 24-Parganas, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday afternoon.The land for the proposed university which will come up on 8.8-acre plot at Chandpara, off Thakurnagar, has been selected and Banerjee has instructed the District Magistrate of North 24-Parganas to put up a board there. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Chief Minister had come to Thakurnagar to participate in the birth centenary celebrations of Binapani Devi, known as Boro Ma in the Matua community. She accorded Banga Bibhusan to Boro Ma and prayed for her long life. Earlier, the state government had set up a college at Thakurnagar. Banerjee said the university will not only be for the local students but also those staying in the neighbourhood. “As the university has been named after Harichand Guruchand Thakur, the students will come to know about him and his contribution in organising those belonging to the Namasudra community that had been oppressed in undivided India. The movement was equally strong in East Bengal, now Bangladesh,” she said adding: “The Trinamool Congress has always supported those who have fought for the common people. We fight for Ma, Mati, Manus,” she maintained. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedBanerjee also announced the Matua Sangha Vikas Parishad. Earlier, she had announced the Namasudra Vikas Parishad. She said the names of the members of these two boards will be announced soon. She further added the state Tourism department will put up two gates near Thakurnagar ashram, headquarters of the Matuas. The entire area will be brightly illuminated. She asked the District Magistrate to prepare a beautification plan of the areas surrounding Thakurnagar ashram. Coming down heavily on BJP, Banerjee said in the name of NRC, some groups with vested interests have planned to drive out the Bengali-speaking populace in Assam. “Those whose names have been dropped from the NRC list should always remember that the people of Bengal are with you,” she said. Banerjee alleged that many people who have the voter’s identity card, ration card and caste certificates have been dropped from the NRC. “This is nasty politics and we do not support it.” Banerjee said that Matua community member and TMC legislator Mamatabala Thakur and seven other party leaders were not allowed to leave Silchar airport in Assam when they had gone there after the publication of the final draft of NRC. Banerjee wished that someday Thakurnagar would become a global tourist spot as well. “Never feel that you represent a backward community as no community can be branded as forward or backward. Read seriously and the state government is there to support you,” she told the students who had gathered to listen to her address.last_img read more

Double File Scanner find duplicate files

first_imgDouble File Scanner: find duplicate files by Martin Brinkmann on November 14, 2016 in Software – Last Update: November 10, 2016 – 6 commentsDouble File Scanner is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that scans selected directories for duplicate files.While there are plenty of programs out there for Windows that find file dupes, Double File Scanner is without the shadow of a doubt a convenient one to use.To name a few alternatives that we have reviewed in the past: Duplicate Commander, Noclone, Doublekiller and CloneSpy.Programs may use various methods to find duplicate files: from simple file name comparisons to comparing hash values, file sizes and a mix of options.Double File ScannerDouble File Scanner computes hashes of files to compare them against each other to detect duplicates. While that is without doubt one of the better methods of finding duplicates, it does not ship with other options such as fuzzy comparisons that detect nearly identical files as well (think two images that show the same scene but have different resolutions).While that is a limitation, it may appeal to you if you have only that requirement and want to use a program that is streamlined for ease of use.Basically, all you do is add one or multiple directories to a scan job. Once you have added at least one folder that you want scanned for dupes — subdirectories are included by default in the scans — you can sit back and wait for Double File Scanner to complete the scan job.The scan time depends on several factors including the folder structure, the number of files, and the processor.Results are sorted into groups for easy recognition. Each group lists all files that the program identified as duplicates.The files are listed with their hash value, the name, location they are stored in, and the size.You have two options to deal with duplicate files from here on out. First, you may right-click on individual duplicate files and select delete to remove them. You may also open the folder their are stored in and perform file operations using Windows Explorer instead.The second option that you have is to use the program’s automatic clean-up functionality. This deletes all but one file from each group which speeds up the process significantly once you have verified the findings.There is little that you can do besides that. You may export the list of duplicate files and save the data as a XML or INI file, but that is about it.Closing WordsDouble File Scanner is an easy to use program that is powerful enough for most use cases. The main downside is that it does not support other find methods such as fuzzy logic. This means that you cannot use it to find nearly identical files which is mighty useful when it comes to images.Now You: Do you scan your system for duplicate files occasionally or regularly?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 1 votes Software Name Double File ScannerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category AdministrationLanding Page https://github.com/lordmulder/DoubleFilerScanner Advertisementlast_img read more

Supreme Court to hear Texas Senate districts case

first_img How men can have a healthy 2019 ErrorOK ErrorOK But those challenging that system argue that it violates the constitutional requirement of one person, one vote. They claim that taking account of total population can lead to vast differences in the number of voters in particular districts, along with corresponding differences in the power of those voters.A ruling for the challengers would shift more power to rural areas and away from urban districts in which there are large populations of immigrants who are not eligible to vote because they are children or not citizens. Latinos have been the fasting growing segment of Texas’ population and Latino children, in particular, have outpaced those of other groups, according to census data.“And because urban areas are more Democratic, the ruling could help Republicans,” said Richard Hasen, an expert on election law at the University of California-Irvine law school.The Project on Fair Representation is funding the lawsuit filed by two Texas residents. The group opposes racial and ethnic classifications and has been behind Supreme Court challenges to affirmative action and the federal Voting Rights Act.The court’s 1964 ruling in Reynolds v. Sims established the one person, one vote principle and means that a state’s legislative districts must have roughly the same number of people. But the court has never determined whether the state must count everyone or just eligible voters — or have some leeway to choose. The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, 14-940, will be argued in the fall.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Comments   Share   WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an important case about whether states must count only those who are eligible to vote, rather than the total population, when drawing electoral districts for their legislatures.The case from Texas could be significant for states with large immigrant populations, including Latinos who are children or not citizens. The state bases its electoral districts on a count of the total population, including non-citizens and those who aren’t old enough to vote. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top holiday drink recipes The case brought by Texas residents Sue Evenwel and Edwared Pfenniger highlights a mainly rural district northeast of Houston that has 584,000 eligible voters, while a neighboring urban district has 372,000 eligible voters.The result is that voters in the urban district have more sway than their rural counterparts, said Edward Blum, president of the Project on Fair Representation. Several conservative groups also are supporting the Supreme Court challenge.Then-Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, signed the redistricting plan into law. The state urged the justices to reject the case because “multiple precedents from this court confirm that total population is a permissible” way to draw districts.“It is ironic that you have conservatives going up against the state of Texas seeking to get the Supreme Court to take away more discretion from the states,” Hasen said.Back in 2001, Justice Clarence Thomas urged his colleagues to settle the issue. Thomas issued a rare dissent when the court chose not to hear a case from Houston. “We have never determined the relevant ‘population’ that states and localities must equally distribute among their districts,” Thomas wrote.last_img read more

Iraq begins operation to oust Islamic State group from Anbar

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Meanwhile Monday, the IS group claimed responsibility for Sunday’s series of bombings in Shiite areas of the capital, Baghdad, that killed at least 29 people and wounded 81 others, according to the IS-affiliated Aamaq news agency.Iraq is going through its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops. The Islamic State group controls large swaths of the country’s north and west after capturing Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul and the majority of Anbar province.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Top Stories BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi government began on Monday a long-awaited large-scale military operation to dislodge Islamic State militants from Iraq’s western Anbar province, a military spokesman announced.The spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, Brig. Gen. Yahya Rasool, said in a televised statement that the operation started at dawn Monday and that government forces are backed by Shiite and Sunni pro-government fighters. Rasool didn’t clarify whether the U.S.-led international coalition is taking part. Sponsored Stories This is not the first time the Iraqi government has announced an operation to retake Anbar — where several key towns, including the provincial capital Ramadi, remain under IS control. In May, authorities announced an operation to retake Ramadi, but there has not been any major progress on the ground since then.The Islamic State group, also known by the Arabic acronym Daesh, seized large parts of Anbar in early 2014 and captured Ramadi in May. Iraqi forces, which had been making steady progress against the extremists in recent months with the help of the air campaign, scored a major victory in recapturing Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit last month.In a brief statement, Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, vowed to “take revenge from Daesh criminals on the battlefield… and their cowardly crimes against unarmed civilians will only increase our determination to chase them and to expel them from the land of Iraq.”During the past few weeks, the troops have been moving to cut the militants’ supply routes and to surround and isolate Ramadi and Fallujah.Rasool didn’t provide any further details on the ongoing operations. By noon, the country’s state TV reported government forces recapturing villages and areas around Fallujah. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Check your body, save your life How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generationlast_img read more

A Finalist … On The World Stage

first_imgWhile it’s great to be recognized I must say that the bar we have set ourselves is very high and we still have a long way to go”!DriveAway Holidays has announced today that they are a finalist in the Australasian division of the World Travel Awards, in the car rental category. The World Travel Awards serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.”Chris Hamill, Driveaway’s Chief Executive of Sales and Marketing says that “theDriveAway team is ecstatic to be nominated. “Over the last year we have worked veryhard to improve our service levels across all levels of the company”. While it’s great tobe recognized and we appreciate and thank our supporters for the nomination, I mustsay that the bar we have set ourselves is very high and we still have a long way to go”!This years star studded Australasian Gala Ceremony will be held on 14 October at the Claridges Surajkund, located in Delhi, India.For more information on the World Travel Awards go to www.worldtravelawards.com Source = DriveAway Holidayslast_img read more

IT Experts Launch New Company for Regulated Industries

first_img A new technology company has launched in Michigan with the goal of providing world-class information technology (IT) services to highly regulated industries nationwide.[IMAGE][COLUMN_BREAK]Founded by what used to be the IT staff at National Default Exchange (NDeX), “”assure360″”:http://www.assure360.com/index.html fully owns and operates two geographically diverse Tier 3 data centers: one in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and the other in Carrollton, Texas.In addition to offering compliance expertise, assure360 has been working to cultivate partnerships with some of the best technology companies in the world, resulting in innovative, seamless solutions and increased cost effectiveness in the legal, financial, and insurance sectors.””Utilizing leading edge solutions, assure360 takes great pride in partnering with businesses nationwide,”” said Scott Goldstein, president and CEO. “”We are leveraging our years of experience, knowledge and strategic vision to provide unprecedented security and service to our clients.”” October 9, 2013 507 Views IT Experts Launch New Company for Regulated Industries Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Company News Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-10-09 Tory Barringercenter_img in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing, Technology Sharelast_img read more

Top Stories

first_img Top Stories I have read rave reviews for the pick since the end of the first round. Tedy Bruschi labeled the Cards winners for the pick without even mentioning the trade to pick up an additional third-round selection. Pat Kirwin said he can do it all. Rick Neuheisel told our listeners that they will love Bucannon. Steve Keim said Arizona liked him before the combine and he blew everyone away at the combine.I’m sitting here on Friday knowing the Cardinals took a player at 27 that I thought should be taken 27 picks later. Then I hear very smart football people say two things: They didn’t see that coming and it was a great pick. That’s the mark of a pretty good general manager who impresses football people while fooling them.I have given Steve Keim high praise for a lot of his decisions. On Thursday night, I did not salute him. The way people are talking about Bucannon, that might have to change in two years. Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img OK. I get it. Someday I’ll have to say, “I was wrong.”I liked the pick of Deone Bucannon…for a Friday. Thursdays are first-round only. Fridays (for the time being) are the second and third round. When looking forward to Friday night at the beginning of the week, I hoped that Chris Borland or Kyle Van Noy might slip to the Cardinals. If that didn’t happen, Bucannon crossed my mind.A listener at our mock draft picked Bucannon and I scoffed that he’d be a first-round pick. I remember Bucannon very well on Halloween night when Washington State played ASU. He was the only one making plays. The problem for me in evaluating was the rest of the team was terrible. I struggled to tell if Bucannon was special or if making plays was all he could do because 10 other people kept screwing up. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelolast_img read more

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