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first_imgThe crisis within the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) government in Nagaland has further deepened with Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu sacking 10 of his parliamentary secretaries following a demand for his removal, an official said on July 9, 2017.The development comes as former Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang on July 8, 2017 wrote to Governor P.B. Acharya and staked claim to form a new government. He claimed he has the support of 33 NPF legislators and seven Independent legislators. In the wake of the demand for his removal, Mr. Liezietsu, who is also the NPF chief, terminated four NPF legislators and six Independent legislators, as parliamentary secretaries.The Nagaland government issued notifications terminating the appointment of Mr. Zeliang as Advisor (Finance) and Mr. Nuklotoshi as Advisor to Chief Minister.Apart from sacking the legislators, the NPF Disciplinary Action Committee which met on July 8, 2017 also suspended 10 legislators as primary and active members of the party.Those suspended include Home Minister Yanthungo Patton, Power Minister Kipili Sangtam, National Highway and Political Affairs Minister G. Kaito Aye, Forest and Environment Minister Imkong L. Imchen, besides, Shetoyi, Nuklutoshi, Deo Nukhu, Naiba Konyak, Benjongliba and Mr. Zeliang. Mr. Zeliang along with 41 legislators are camping at Borgos resort in Kaziranga National Park in Assam to discuss the transition of power. “All 41 of us are intact and we are waiting only for Governor Acharya to invite Zeliang to form the government,” Forest and Environment Minister Imkong L. Imchen told IANS.“We don’t care about (suspension from the party) it because those people who have signed the suspension order do not have the grassroots support,” Mr. Imchen said, while refusing to divulge further.Governor Acharya is in Maharashtra and he is expected to return to Nagaland in a few days.The fresh political instability has come at a time when Mr. Liezietsu is gearing up for the July 29 byelection from the Northern Angami-I assembly constituency. Mr. Liezietsu has however voiced confidence that the crisis within the NPF would be resolved at the earliest.Mr. Liezietsu was sworn in as Chief Minister on February 22, 2017 after Mr. Zeliang’s resignation following a violent protest by tribal groups who were opposed to his move to hold civic polls with 33% reservation for women.The Chief Minister said that he was deeply pained by the recent disturbing developments affecting the normal functioning of the government.“The current issue is within the NPF party and will be resolved at the earliest to bring about normalcy in the state. The mandate of the people will be respected and the present crisis will be resolved in the larger interest of the people of the state,” Mr. Liezietsu stated.Noting that the NPF-led government will complete its full term, the beleaguered Chief Minister appealed to the people of the state to remain calm.In his letter to the Governor, Mr. Zeliang said “The legislators also urged the present Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu, who is a non-legislator, to resign and pave way for me (Mr. Zeliang) to take over as the Chief Minister.”Claiming support of 34 (including himself) out of the 47 NPF legislators, he also told Mr. Acharya that seven Independent legislators have also affirmed their support in his favour.The legislators wanted him to continue as leader of NPF legislature party and also authorised him to stake claim to form a new NPF-led Democratic Alliance of Nagaland government.In the truncated 59-member Assembly, the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland coalition government comprises 47 NPF legislators, four BJP and eight Independents. The NPF MLAs include the 10 suspended legislators.Interestingly, Mr. Zeliang has even warmed up to his once bitter rival Neiphiu Rio, a three-time Nagaland Chief Minister. Mr. Rio, the lone Lok Sabha member from Nagaland, was suspended a couple of years back for “anti-party activities”, particularly against Mr. Zeliang.last_img read more

first_imgMathias Pogba dismisses claims Real Madrid midfielder Valverde superior to brother Paulby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMathias Pogba has dismissed claims that Real Madrid midfielder Federico Valverde is superior to brother Paul.Valverde’s recent emergence has prompted suggestions Real coach Zinedine Zidane may end his pursuit of Manchester United ace Paul Pogba.But CD Manchego striker Mathias believes Zidane could still do with his brother’s services, insisting the World Cup winner ‘is better’ than the youngster.“Of course [he’s better than Valverde],” Mathias said of his sibling during an appearance on El Chiringuito. “My brother is better than Valverde technically, and has better vision of the game.”He later added: “Right now, my brother is better.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgjeffery simmons releaseTwitter/@JoshJacksonWAPTAs he awaits the final resolution of two misdemeanor charges for simple assault and disturbing the peace, Mississippi State has admitted five-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons. In late March, video surfaced of Simmons punching a woman while she was on the ground. In Mississippi State’s release on the decision, it says that he was “attempting to break up a domestic fight” involving his sister.How MSU describes the incident: pic.twitter.com/QsUIoy6rMb— Michael Bonner (@MikeBBonner) June 2, 2016Simmons, the top recruit in the state of Mississippi, will be suspended for the season opener against South Alabama, and will undergo counseling once enrolled at the school. According to USA Today, Simmons is scheduled to appear in court on June 14.Here is the full statement released by Mississippi State:5-star Mississippi State signee Jeffery Simmons allowed to enroll, with conditions pic.twitter.com/okHn2qpzI9— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) June 2, 2016[HailState.com]last_img read more

first_imgATLANTA (AP) _ Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.02 billion.On a per-share basis, the Atlanta-based company said it had net income of $1.49. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $1.30 per share.The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.27 per share.The airline posted revenue of $10.74 billion in the period, missing Street forecasts. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $10.83 billion.Delta expects full-year earnings to be $6 to $7 per share.Delta shares have dropped slightly more than 4 per cent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has increased 3 per cent. The stock has declined 20 per cent in the last 12 months._____This story was generated by Automated Insights (http://automatedinsights.com/ap) using data from Zacks Investment Research. Access a Zacks stock report on DAL at https://www.zacks.com/ap/DALThe Associated Presslast_img read more

first_imgIn January the Mega Lottery Draw winners were announced, and the big prize was the 50/50 worth $25,860.  The winner was Mary Hopkins.  In the main Mega Lottery draw, first prize was $20,000 and that went to Doug Wilson.  Second prize of $10,000 was awarded to Bill Loewen.  Third prize was $5,000 and that went to Dan Bell. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Rotary Club handed out cheques totalling over $175,000 on Thursday to groups in Northeast B.C.Proceeds from the regular Mega Lottery draw was $149,843, and another $24,209 came from the 50/50 draw.  The money will support the following groups:The Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St. JohnTaylor Minor Hockey AssociationPeace Passage Skating ClubEnergetic Edge Cheer AssociationStage North Theatre SocietyNorth Peace Gymnastics Association2276 PPCLI Society for Youth AdvancementHigh School Rodeos of BC AssociationFort St. John Soccer ClubRotary Club of Fort St JohnNorthern Dance Theatre SocietyFSJ Irish Dance SocietyFort St. John Recreational & Speed Skating ClubBear Mountain Nordic Ski ClubDawson Creek and District Hospital FoundationDawson Creek 5-Pin AssociationRotary Club of Dawson CreekSince 2003, the Rotary Mega Lottery has raised over $5 million for dozens of local clubs in Fort St John and Dawson Creek.last_img read more

first_imgBalurghat: A workshop on media certification, paid news and various other media-related issues was conducted at the district collectorate building in Balurghat on Friday.Additional district magistrate Pranab Kumar Ghosh, sub-divisional magistrate Isha Mukherjee, district information and cultural officer Santanu Chakraborty and correspondents of various media houses took part in the workshop. In his address, Ghosh said: “Media plays a crucial role for smooth conduct of Lok Sabha election. It has a special role during polls in the country. The Election Commission of India is alert so that no media coverage impacts the poll results.” Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersMukherjee said: “Print, electronic, online portals and social media have separate roles. Correspondents and reporters have to follow some rules and regulations while covering poll reports. The ECI has provided a few guidelines for mediapersons. We have discussed these rules on Friday using powerpoint presentations to sensitize the mediapersons about coverage of election stories.” District information and cultural officer Santanu Chakraborty took part in a question-answer session with the mediapersons. He said: “ECI issues a press release briefing about the guidelines for mediapersons to be followed during elections.” “The ECI has delivered specific guidelines on how to cover poll-related reports. Violation of these norms is an offence and paid report is strictly prohibited according to ECI norms,” Chakraborty said.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued notification for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha elections to be held on May 12 in 59 seats across seven states.The seven-phase elections began on April 11 and will end on May 19. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal will head for voting in all the seven phases of the general elections. All the seven seats in Delhi will also go for polling in the sixth phase. Amid sparring between Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Aam Admi Party convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Twitter, sources claimed the two sides were “engaged” in taking the alliance talks forward and are likely to meet again on Wednesday over seat sharing between the two. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The Congress chief said his party is willing to give four of the seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi to the AAP to ensure that their alliance defeats the BJP, which had won all the seven seats in 2014. The Congress has offered the AAP 4:3 seat-sharing formula, four Lok Sabha seats for the ruling party and three seats for itself. The arrangement has been arrived at on basis of the vote share of both parties in 2017 civic polls here. The election will pit the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance against mostly different opposition groupings in various states, including of Congress, the Left and regional forces which are continuing to work out a grand alliance to minimise a division of votes against the saffron party. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe BJP has worked out a seat-sharing formula with some new allies and several old partners. However, opposition parties are yet to do so in several states. With the issuance of notification, the process of filing nominations has begun. The last date of filing nominations is April 24, while scrutiny will take place on on April 24. The last date of withdrawing from the electoral battle is April 26. The poll for the sixth phase will be held on May 12. Some of the constituencies gong to poll are: Valmiki Nagar, Paschim Champaran, Purvi Champaran, Sheohar, Vaishali, Gopalganj, Siwan and Maharajganj in Bihar. In Uttar Pradesh, Sultanpur, Pratapgarh, Phulpur, Allahabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Shrawasti, Domariyaganj, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Lalganj, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Machhlishahr and Bhadohi are going for polls. Like Delhi, Lok Sabha elections will be held in a single phase in Haryana also. Tikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Chhindwara and Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh will also go for elections in the sixth phase.last_img read more

first_imgGhaziabad: In two separate incidents of murder, a 70-year-old woman was allegedly killed by unidentified robbers during a robbery bid while a 26-year-old body builder also succumbed to bullet injuries after nearly half a dozen unidentified criminals opened fire at him in Modinagar area of Ghaziabad on Tuesday.In first incident, that took place on late Tuesday night, unidentified criminals barged into the house of an elderly woman and brutally murdered her by slitting the throat during a robbery bid. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”A PCR call was received on Wednesday morning that an elderly woman had been found murdered under suspicious circumstances at her house in village Sikri Kalan of Modinagar area. A police team rushed to the spot and found that the woman was lying in a pool of blood at her bed with her hands and legs tied with a rope. The body was taken to police custody and was sent for post mortem,” a senior police officer said. Cops said that the deceased identified as Savitri Saini had been living alone at the house as her husband has died around 40 years ago while her son was living separately. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIn another incident, a body builder who had participated in several body building championships was killed after nearly half a dozen unidentified bike borne criminals opened fire at him on Wednesday evening. Cops said that the deceased identified as Deepak was a native of Krishna Kunj colony in Modinagar area. “The incident occurred while Deepak was on the way to his home when four unidentified criminals, riding on two motorcycles, fired around seven rounds of bullets on him which hit his chest and back,” the officer added. Sources said that Deepak was killed in a rivalry as he had gained a liquor shop license, around a month ago, and a few residents of his village went into enmity with him.last_img read more

first_img‘Rest in Peace’ is a term much in popular use and is sighted characteristically on the social media portals. Whenever a known person departs for their heavenly abode, members of a particular social media group immediately take to expressing sorrow and grief and quote “RIP”. Thi has actually become a social ritual. But the person for whom this ‘RIP’ is being used has no effect from such expressions. One fails to understand what the actual usage of such expression is. Then why it is being used at all? The mind seeks an answer to this logical question. Also Read – A special kind of bondTo understand this aspect a little more in depth, one needs to understand the basics of the Sanatham Dharma which is largely in practice by the majority of people in this country. It is believed that there is only one great soul which is referred to as the “Paramatma”, the God, the Father. Each and every living creature is part of this God and ‘Atma’ present in each human and other living creatures are always eager to get attached to the ‘Parmatma’, whenever it leaves the physical form. The body is like the clothing which one keeps changing and the ‘Atma’ never dies, it never ceases to exist. Hindus and some other believers across the world subscribe to the notion of rebirth and reincarnation. At the end of one’s physical life graph, the balance sheet of the good and bad deeds decide the fate and the course of the next birth. More good deeds clocked by one during their lifetime means a better life in the following rebirth. It is directly proportional to the quality of the next life. It is the effect of ‘Karma’. Human life is the supreme one among all living beings. The ultimate ‘Moksha’ can only be attained through human life. ‘Moksha’ refers to the end of the life cycle when the soul is permanently attached to Parmatama and finally merges it with. There is no reversal here, no rebirth that one must undertake after the Moksha is attained. India is a land of Rishis, Munis, and Sadhus and noble souls always thriving to attain Moksha. Kaliyug (the age we are living in today) makes room for some dilution of the spiritual values. Nevertheless, spiritually elated people in each and every city, town, and villages of India are constantly seeking the ultimate Moksha and leading a simple and spiritually rich life towards achieving the main aim to attain Moksha by means of ‘Tapasya’. Also Read – Insider threat management”Hinduism” is arguably the oldest socio-religious way and dictum to lead life. It is rather a way of life more than a religion and is followed by Christianity and Islam. Unlike Hinduism where after death, the body the dead is burned, in Christianity and Islam, it is buried. In Hinduism, it is believed that as soon as the heart stops, the soul or the “Atma” leaves the body and gets attached to the ‘Parmatma’ or God. In Christianity and Islam, a person’s dead body is buried and both these faiths don’t believe in rebirth. Thus, the ‘Rest In Piece’ concept evolved with burial practiced in Christianity and Islam. Adaptation and exchange of good values across faiths and religious systems will improve the quality of life and enrich it. At the same time, it is to be remembered that such an exchange should not dilute or erase one’s own values or hurt one’s faith which should not be overshadowed by such adaptations. So, RIP all faiths and religions without blurring the basic tenets of one another! (The writer is a senior Veteran Officer of IAF, and former Additional Director General, Prasar Bharti. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

first_imgTangiers – King Mohammed VI launched on Wednesday major projects geared to rehabilitating the historic and cultural legacy of the northern city of Tangiers and reconcile the city with its rich and outstanding cultural past.The Sovereign launched construction works for an arts and cultures compound, rehabilitation of the Hercules Caves, development of the Perdicaris-R’Milat urban park, for a total investment of 130 million Dirhams.The Projects, parts of the “Tangiers-Metropolis” program, reflect the interest granted by the King to preserving and developing the historic legacy of this city, rich by its plural identity, as well as the Sovereign’s constant concern to promote artistic creation in the region. The arts and cultures compound, located in downtown Tangiers, is a space for the training and rehearsals of local drama companies and music bands.It will include a theater of 1,500 seats, two rehearsal rooms, a drama school, clubs for Andalusian music, plastic arts and dancing, recording studios and a multi-usage room.The project for the restoration of the Hercules Caves will consist in consolidating the caves walls, developing nearby spaces, building shops, cafeterias and restaurants and modernizing the lighting, with the aim of safeguarding this major natural attraction, classified as historical monument in 1950.The Perdicaris – R’Milat urban park, a botanical and zoological park hosting indigenous and exotic species, will also undergo rehabilitation and renovation works that will include the restoration of Perdicaris castle, renovation of the R’Milat square and neighboring spaces and development of green spaces and pedestrian tracks for hikers.last_img read more

Columbus Crew vs. Real Salt LakeThursday, 8pm at Crew StadiumGame 1: RSL 1, Crew 0Players to watchColumbusForward Guillermo Barros Schelotto.  Because the Crew are entering the game in need of two goals to advance, Crew coach Robert Warzycha must employ his top goal scorer if the Crew wish to advance.Real Salt Lake Goalkeeper Nick Rimando.Real Salt Lake knows that the Crew will be pulling out all the stops when it comes to scoring goals. Rimando will surely face an onslaught for the Crew forwards, especially if the game is scoreless late.Key to the MatchWith the Crew already in a one-goal hole, Warzycha must employ his top goal scoring lineup. They don’t have the luxury of playing their usual game, as they must score at least two goals to advance. The Columbus Crew are losing 1-0 in their second playoff game of the season and the referee hasn’t yet blown the opening whistle.The first-round format in the MLS Cup playoffs features a home and home series in which the winner is determined by which team scores a higher total of goals over a two-game stretch.This makes it effectively a 180-minute match where the half-time is days, not minutes.The Crew will take the field Thursday evening in the hole. Their play as of late does not easily lend itself to confidence in their ability to dig themselves out. They don’t even appear to be using all of their shovels.Columbus coach Robert Warzycha’s constant lineup shifting has been well documented this season. Last season’s MLS MVP and current Crew leading scorer, Guillermo Barros Schelotto, has been kept out of games when the opponent has artificial turf.Imagine, by way of comparison, if Jim Tressel had held Beanie Wells out of a game against Penn State because they don’t play on FieldTurf.Warzycha will need to put his best goal-scoring combination on the field without sacrificing the integrity of the defense.When asked about sitting his top goal scorer in the first match against Real Salt Lake, the Crew’s first round opponent, Warzycha simply said he wanted to try something new.“We didn’t score any goals in the last five games when they were on the field,” Warzycha said about Schelotto and Crew forward Alejandro Moreno. “I thought we’d go with a different combination.”Even the opposing coach appeared surprised by Warzycha’s decision to sit Schelotto, but that didn’t make him unhappy about the turn of events.“I don’t know what’s going on inside of their locker room,” Kreis said. “I don’t have all the information that goes into the decision, but we’re feeling good about it.”Regardless of the reason for the 1-0 victory, RSL forward Robbie Findley can smell the blood in the water.“We’ve been talking all week about this home game being our chance to get out on top,” Findley said. “Now we’ve got to go over there for a tough game, a hard-fought game, and now we’ve got to leave it all on the field.”Columbus will run onto the field at Crew Stadium Thursday night knowing they have their work cut out for them. A one-goal victory, such as they’ve recorded eight times this season, will not suffice. Fans can hope they won’t make the task more difficult on themselves by leaving their biggest producers off the field.Crew captain and defender Frankie Hejduk isn’t sounding an alarm just yet.“[Being down a goal] doesn’t change anything,” Hejduk said. “We’re going to come out firing and we’re pretty solid at home, so we’re not too worried about it.”Somebody had better start worrying about it. Otherwise, the Crew’s road to a repeat will come to an unhappy end. read more

first_imgJuanfran has revealed that he is “sure” that Antoine Griezmann and everyone in the Atletico Madrid squad will be back next year to “play another final”Los Rojiblancos won their third Europa League crown on Wednesday’s final against Marseille at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon with a convincing 3-0 win.Griezmann capitalised on a mistake from Andre Zambo Anguissa to give Atletico the lead, before adding his second of the game with another clinical finish.Captain Gabi then scored the Spanish side’s third of the game.Speaking after the final, Juanfran expressed his confidence that the Barcelona target Griezmann will remain at Madrid for next season.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“The finals about details and Griezmann’s goal allowed us to push forward, and for them to lower their level of play,” said the defender, according to ChicagoTribune.“We all had a great game and Griezmann was marvellous. We love him and he deserves good things to happen to him. I’m sure next year we will all be here and play another final.”The Spanish right-back is hopeful that Atletico can build on their progress over the years and start winning more silverware in the future.“Many years, many finals, more won and lost and that is great. We are having spectacular years and hopefully, we can have some more,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgScotland’s Andy Robertson has set a target of entering the pantheon of Scotland greats by skippering the nation back to major tournament finals.The Liverpool defender was appointed as the captain of the Scottish men’s national football team this week by head coach Alex McLeish.The former Hull City man is delighted to join a roll of honour that includes icons like Billy Bremner, Archie Gemmill, Danny McGrain, Graeme Souness, Gary McAllister and Colin Hendry.“It’s a huge honour to be named Scotland captain,” he said, according to Daily Mail. “When the announcement was made, you look at all of the names that have captained this country.”“For me to go on that list, it’s a special list and I hope by the end of my captaincy that I’m mentioned in the same breath as them. Technically I am now, but I haven’t achieved anything that they have.”ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“There is still a long way to go but I’m hopeful that, when the time comes to hang up my boots, I can be included in the same sentence as some of the names that are on that list.”“What are my international ambitions as captain of Scotland? It has to be getting back to major championships. Too long has passed since we last qualified and the captains before me would have said the same thing.”“I spoke to Darren Fletcher and that was his biggest disappointment as Scotland captain – that he hadn’t managed to get us back to a World Cup or a European Championships.”“I don’t want that to be me. I want us to manage to get to a championship finals and I want to lead the boys out when we get there.”“Hopefully we can do it at the first time of asking. I think we have a great chance (of reaching Euro 2020).”last_img read more

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/4:16Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-4:15?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … The new Wipro logoSpecial arrangementWipro has announced the launch of a global digital product compliance lab in Hyderabad. The IT major said the 10,000 square feet lab will be equipped with international standards for reliability, safety and security for cross-industry customers.The lab is planned to help the customers in sectors like defence, automobile, aerospace, telecom, medical energy, and manufacturing. The newly built lab will be a subsidiary of Tarang labs, the only southeast Asian lab qualified for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth device certification.It will also help customers meet their global product launch requirements by providing security, compliance, and certification for their IoT and Industry 4.0 value proposition, Harmeet Chauhan, Senior Vice President and Global Head for Wipro’s Industrial and Engineering Services division, told the Economic Times. Tarang Labs |Wipro.comThe Tarang Lab is Wipro’s independent product qualification and compliance laboratory that helps in testing electromagnetic compatibility, safety, environment, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, shock and vibration, noise, material, calibration, and medical devices. The lab also works as a consultancy wing for standards compliance, certification testing, and interoperability.The lab was inaugurated by the Principal Secretary at Telangana’s Information Technology and Industries & Commerce, Jayesh Rajan. He told Economic Times that the lab would boost ‘Make in Telangana’ initiative. Wipro is stepping into the digital market by leveraging its experiences in providing end-to-end engineering services for industries by holding onto technologies like IoT, blockchain, cloud computing, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence. Close Azim Premji | The ‘trustee’ of Wipro wealth bids farewelllast_img read more

first_img.Three minors died in two separate suspected incidents of drowning in Bijoynagar and Nasirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.The deceased are Zannat, 7, daughter of a certain Mizan Mia of Chatur village in Bijoynagar upazila, Sharmin, 8, daughter of one Motaleb Mia, from Noorpur village of the same upazila and Dihan, 4, son of one Manu Mia of Guniauk village in Nasirnagar upazila.Locals said, the two minor girls — Zannat and Sharmin — were playing on the bank of the Khaliajuria river beside Zannat’s house in the afternoon, reports UNB.All on a sudden Sharmin fell into the river around 5:30pm. Seeing her playmate going down the water, Zannat dived into the water to rescue her and drowned as well, they said.Later, locals rescued them and sent the bodies to Akhaura Health Complex where duty doctor declared them dead.In another incident, Diahan fell into a pond near his house unnoticed at noon.Failing to trace their son for a long time, parents conducted a frantic search in the afternoon and spotted their child’s body floating on the water.last_img read more

first_imgMap of Iraq locating bombings on Monday and Tuesday. AFPThree suicide bombings in Baghdad and a city to the west have killed at least 42 people, targeting Iraqis breaking their fast and elderly people collecting their pensions, officials said Tuesday.The strikes came as forces fought to retake the last areas held by the Islamic State group in their former stronghold of Mosul.The first IS-claimed car bombing struck a Baghdad ice cream shop during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when Iraqis often stay out late shopping or socialising after breaking their daily fast.A second attack claimed by the group targeted the country’s main pension office, while a third bombing was carried out at an army checkpoint in Hit, some 120 miles (200 km) west of Baghdad.Haidar Hussein, 22, had been sitting with friends at a coffee shop near the Al-Faqma ice cream parlour in the capital’s central Karrada district.A police captain tried to prevent a small white pickup truck from approaching the area, but the driver kept going forward and then the truck exploded, he said.The blast sent rubble flying, sparked a fire and threw Hussein to the ground, injuring his arm and leg. At least 16 people were killed and 75 injured in the attack.After checking himself for wounds, Hussein began to look for his friends.“Many people were on the ground, including women and children, and the screams of the women and children got louder,” he said.Among the dead was Hussein’s 22-year-old friend Karar, who left behind two wives and three children.Images posted on social media showed the devastating impact of the attack, which left ice cream cups scattered on the blood-stained ground.In the second strike, a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle near Iraq’s main pension office, which is close to one of the principal bridges over the River Tigris, said the Baghdad Operations Command.The blast killed at least 11 people and wounded at least 40, officials said.The bombing at the Hit checkpoint killed 15 people, including four soldiers and a journalist, while 23 others were injured, Anas al-Ani, spokesman for the department of health in Anbar province told AFP.The Iraqi chain Asiasat TV said its journalist Souhaib al-Hiti had died in the attack, for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.‘Wanton savagery’The US State Department said in a statement that it condemned the Baghdad bombings in “the strongest possible terms”.“These brutal attacks, whose victims included innocent children breaking the Ramadan fast and elderly Iraqis collecting their pensions, demonstrate once again the wanton savagery of the enemy we face,” spokeswoman Heather Nauert said.The UN called the bombings an “outrage” while Paris turned off the lights of the Eiffel Tower on Tuesday night in tribute to the victims.The bombings in Baghdad come as Iraqi forces fight to retake the last IS-held areas of Mosul, a city that was the jihadist group’s emblematic stronghold.Iraqi forces are more than seven months into a massive operation to recapture the city, and have already taken back its whole eastern side and much of the west.Three neighbourhoods north of Mosul’s Old City-Al-Shifaa, Al-Saha and Al-Zinjili-are now the target of a broad assault by Iraqi soldiers, police and special forces that was launched last week.IS is mainly relying on “snipers and suicide bombers” to target Iraqi forces, as it is running low on mortar rounds and explosives after losing sites it previously used to produce them, Iraqi Brigadier General Shakir Kadhim Mohsen told AFP.The United Nations has warned that up to 200,000 civilians who are believed to remain in IS-held areas of the city are in grave danger and that large numbers could flee.“We are deeply concerned that right now, in the last final stages of the campaign to retake Mosul, that the civilians… in (IS) areas are probably at graver risk now than at any other stage of the campaign,” Lise Grande, the UN humanitarian coordinator for Iraq, told AFP.The World Food Programme said Tuesday that it “has identified worrying signs of an increase in the rate of malnutrition among newly displaced children from western Mosul.”last_img read more

first_img Citation: Voice-based phone recharging (2011, May 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-voice-based-recharging.html Sang-Woo Kim, a researcher at the Institute of Nanotechnology at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul thinks that it just might be. He is working in a field known as energy scavenging in which power is made by the day-to-day life of humans. Other forms of scavenged energy include California’s current proposal to grab vibrational energy from cars driving on the highways as a source of power. These types of innovation have the possibility to give us renewable energy sources that do not require putting up solar panels or wind turbines in areas where this type of construction may not always be possible. You may be wondering how this sound-based technology would work. Well, the proposed technology would convert sound into the kind of energy that a phone can use by pairing the electrodes with strands of zinc oxide. When the noise comes at the phone, a pad designed to absorb the noise would capture it, and vibrate the phone (or other device in question), which would make the zinc oxide fibers expand and contract. It is this expanding and contracting that actually generates the power for the battery. A current prototype system was able to convert 100 decibels of sound, the equivalent of city traffic, into 50 millivolts of power. 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. Image credit: Vagamundos/Flickr (PhysOrg.com) — The noise that we produce can be a lot of things. It can be a valid means of communication. It can be an annoyance when you are trying to get to bed at night. It can be a migraine waiting to happen, and depending on who you ask, it can even be a form of pollution. But, could that annoying loud man next to you on the subway, or your can’t keep it down neighbors TV, be a potential source of renewable-energy? © 2010 PhysOrg.com More information: chem.skku.edu/graphene/via Telegraph Explore further T-Shirt replaces battery: Fiber-based electrochemical micro-supercapacitorlast_img read more

first_imgPahela Baishakh (Bangla New Year-1422) was celebrated in with traditional festivities and gaiety at the Bangladesh High Commission on April  14. Eminent Dhaka-based Lalon exponent Farida Parveen enthralled the audience with her performance. Dignitaries of the Indian government, Ambassadors and Diplomats from various countries, cultural activists, Bangladeshi expatiates and students enjoyed the programmes at the Moitree Hall of the High Commission in the evening. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Magsaysay award winner Farida Parveen rendered her famous traditional bengali religious music, ‘Baul songs’, before the applause of the packed audience. Eai Padma, Eai Meghna, Eai Jumuna; Se Akhon Ghumta Pora Kajol Bodhu, O-He Doyaban, Barir Kache Aarshee Nagar among others were sung by her. Besides, Gazi Abdul Hakim rendered Bangla folks flute music. ASM Reza (dholak), Debendranath Chatterjee (tabla player, music director and rhythm composer) and Delwar Hossain (dotara) accompanied him on the stage. The celebration was rounded-off with a traditional Boisakhi.last_img read more

first_imgTitled ‘Words Matter: Writings Against Silence’  (Penguin Random House India), the book has been edited by award-winning poet and scholar K Satchidanandan.It contains essays written by scholars and writers including Romila Thapar, Githa, Salil Tripathi and Ananya Vajpeyi among others. “In their perceptive and insightful essays, the contributors argue that we must nurture critical thinking to fight all kinds of discrimination and insularity,” publishers said. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’ The book includes excerpts from writings of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar and Govind Pansare and scholar M M Kalburgi, who were killed by fundamentalists, besides articles and speeches by eminent public figures like Markandey Katju and Nayantara Sahgal among others. In the past, some of them were also part of the Award Wapsi campaign where over 40 artists and writers returned their Sahitya Akademi awards protesting against the killings of Kalburgi, Dabholkar and Pansare. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe book emphasises the need for intellectuals to take the responsibility of safeguarding the democratic nature of the nation and advocates free speech. It also highlights that the status quo (of traditions) must be challenged to enrich the diversity of India. “Myths, texts and systems of faith and thought have been cherished, revisited and also challenged. It lies in our interest as a modern nation to preserve our cultural strength and help democracy flourish,” reads the book.last_img read more