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first_imgThe Delhi High Court on Tuesday reserved its order on the transit anticipatory bail plea of Honeypreet Insan, the adopted daughter of jailed Dera Sacha Dauda chief Ram Rahim, saying the “easiest way out” for her would be to surrender.Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, after hearing arguments on behalf of Honeypreet and the police of Delhi and Haryana, said she would pass an order on it.The order is likely to be pronounced later on Tuesday.“The easiest way out for you would be to surrender,” the court observed.Honeypreet has been on the run since the conviction of Ram Rahim in two rape cases. She is facing a case of sedition for allegedly inciting violence in Haryana after the Dera chief’s conviction.Transit anticipatory bail plea is meant to seek protection against arrest during transit. In this case, Honeypreet is seeking bail for her transit from Delhi to Haryana to join the investigation in the sedition case.“A ploy to do ‘forum shopping’.”During the hearing, the Haryana police opposed the filing of her plea in the Delhi High Court, saying it was “a ploy to do ‘forum shopping’.”The Delhi Police also alleged that Honeypreet should have approached the Punjab and Haryana High Court, rather moving the Delhi High Court.The police of Delhi and Haryana opposed her plea for anticipatory bail for three weeks on the ground that the court of competent jurisdiction would be in Haryana.Honeypreet’s lawyer contended that her life was in danger in Haryana and that is why she has moved Delhi High Court seeking protection from arrest till she moves a court in the neighbouring State. The lawyer said she would join the probe if she was protected.last_img read more

first_imgNew South Wales and Queensland will battle it out in their quest to be 2014 champions when they meet at the Sunshine Coast Stadium for the 2014 State of Origin Series next week.   Teams from Under 20’s Boys and Girls through to Men’s 55’s will battle it out at on Friday, 19 September and Saturday, 20 September across three games per division.  The thinnest of margins proved the difference the last time the Origin series was contested with New South Wales narrowly edging-out Queensland 7-6  at Port Macquarie Regional Sports Stadium in September 2012. While New South Wales claimed the series and overall crown, it was Queensland who took bragging rights in the Open divisions, winning the blue ribbon Men’s and Women’s divisions, while New South Wales prevailed in the Mixed division. The stage is set for an exciting series, the countdown is well and truly on!The State of Origin Series will be run in conjunction with the 2014 National Youth Championships, which will run from Wednesday, 17 September through to Saturday, 20 September. Stay tuned to the State of Origin Series and Touch Football Australia websites for all of the latest news and information in the lead up to and during the 2014 State of Origin Series – www.soo.myclub.mytouchfooty.com and www.touchfootball.com.au. Keep in touch with Touch Football Australia in the following ways during the 2014 State of Origin Series:Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the #SOO2014 and #origin hashtags)YouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausInstagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the #SOO2014 and #origin hashtags)Website – www.austouch.com.auRelated LinksState of Originlast_img read more

first_imgKlopp deflects agent comments on Liverpool exit: It was German humour!by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has brushed off comments from his agent saying he could leave Liverpool because of the weather.The Liverpool manager’s agent Marc Kosicke suggested in a recent interview that Klopp could be tempted to switch Merseyside for a hotter destination.Speaking on the eve of Liverpool’s Champions League opener against Napoli, Klopp said: “There is nothing in that story.”He wanted to make a joke so now I have to be serious.”It is German humour but obviously nobody got it…I am completely fine with the weather.”Let me spell it out, the weather has never been a reason for me to choose a city and it’s certainly not a reason for me to leave the country.”Maybe at the moment (in England) it’s the most healthy weather in the world – we have enough rain, it’s cool, pretty much the opposite of this room!”There’s nothing in that story. He’s my agent and my friend.”When I speak about the weather it was about the wind which can have an effect on football, but that is not allowed in England. But that is not to a reason leave the country. I am fine.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_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_imgRatlam: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal seat in Madhya Pradesh, committed a “big sin” by not casting his vote. Singh, a registered voter at his hometown Raghogarh in the state’s Rajgarh Lok Sabha seat, did not exercise his franchise during the polling held there on Sunday. The Congress leader, who is pitted against BJP leader and 2008 Malegaon blast accused Pragya Thakur, stayed put in Bhopal, asking people to come out and vote. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “Diggy Raja you have committed a big sin…in the festival of democracy, the President, Vice President stood in queues to cast their votes, but Diggy Raja did not,” Modi said at a rally in the state’s Ratlam district. “His (Singh’s) arrogance came to light yesterday in Bhopal. When people are electing their representatives and even I exercised my franchise in Ahmedabad, Diggy Raja neither cared for democracy nor people,” he said in remarks laced with sarcasm. “You (Singh) were very busy asking people to vote… save me. Why you are so frightened of losing your job?” the prime minister asked. Modi said even the Narmada yatra, a religious pilgrimage undertaken by Singh last year, would not come to his rescue in the Lok Sabha elections.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_imgGenoa Coach Davide  has hailed the all-round contribution of top scorer Krzysztof PiatekBallardini revealed that Piatek isn’t just contributing goals. “He is first to track back and help.”The striker was on target with a double in the 2-1 victory away to Frosinone, taking his tally to eight goals in just six Serie A games.“I see more and more of a collective becoming a team,” said the Coach in his Press conference.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“We were balanced both attacking and defending, so this is the result. Piatek is always important for us, even if he doesn’t score goals, because he fights hard for every ball and is the first to track back and help the defence. He runs the game.“I also want to underline the strong performance from Christian Kouame, because he deserved a goal and it’s a pity he hit the woodwork in the second half.“I believe Frosinone will have their say in the race for Serie A safety this season, as they have quality, physicality and a great atmosphere in their home stadium.”last_img read more

first_img Related Items:#MagneticNewsMedia Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, February 21, 2017 – At the rate eligible Bahamas are registering now, the country should have around 172,000 voters by May.   Bahamians are heading out to the voter registration centers now and the Parliamentary registration department happily reports that they are processing 700 to 800 people per day. The constituency of Killarney has the most people registered at this time at about 4,500 people and South Beach is recorded with the lowest, just under 3,000 people registered.   It was revealed that as of Saturday, 112,622 people are now registered.   The last general election had 172,000 people on the voter’s list.  Bahamas Police Commissioner Greenslade gone to UK, appointed as High Commissioner Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Nearly 30 Haitians caught following illegal landing in Nassau, says Defence Forcelast_img read more

first_img18-year-old striker Josh Sargent has named Wayne Rooney as an idol of his and reflected on the pressure of being one of the USA’s beacons of hope for the future.After trails with PSV Eindhoven and Schalke 04, Sargent was snapped up by Werder Breman in January 2018 and debuted for the first-team last month as a 76th-minute substitute against Fortuna Dusseldorf.In that Bundesliga game, Sargent broke a club record by scoring the fastest goal for a debutant with his first touch of the ball just two minutes after coming on.The teenage star has since gone on to make another four appearances for Bremen and scored again at RB Leipzig on December 22.Sargent’s rapid progress and playing style have drawn comparisons with England and Manchester United legend Rooney, who himself starred as a fresh-faced teenager for Everton in the Premier League.“I liked Wayne Rooney a lot. I liked his style of play and how powerful he was on the ball,” Sargent told the club website. “I looked up to him.”Hopes are high in the US over their prospects for the 2022 and 2026 World Cups with Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Haji Wright and Tyler Adams all starring in the Bundesliga right now.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Despite the growing weight of expectation on him though back at home, Sargent isn’t feeling the pressure to deliver.“I wouldn’t say that I feel the pressure,” said Sargent.“People can have their opinions, whether they see me as the next big talent or just an average player. I don’t really enjoy hearing other people’s views. I’m focusing purely on my own expectations, and how good I should be performing.“Besides, the support recently has been phenomenal. Of course, I’ve been getting a lot from my family, but also a lot of people back home are pleased for me, and are tweeting words of encouragement, for example, and congratulating me. I can feel their love.”The USA international does, however, aim to continue improving and gave some insight into the demands he places on himself.“I’m very critical, as well as very competitive and performance-orientated, so I don’t enjoy it when I can’t do something,” said Sargent.“If I notice that I’ve done something wrong or I can’t do something, I try to make amends as soon as possible.”last_img read more

first_img Apple Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? null Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier reading • Honor 9X and 9X Pro feature notchless HD displays and pop-up selfie cams Share your voice • See All Honor Chinese phone brand Honor continues to deliver innovative phones with advanced camera technology that sell for hundreds less than those produced by Apple, Samsung or Google. The 9X Pro, announced Tuesday, features a 48-megapixel pop-up selfie cam, a trio of rear cameras that includes an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and an edge-to-edge HD display. And you could buy three of them for the price of one iPhone XS Max.The Honor 9X series will succeed the Honor 8X, which CNET described as “a super-cheap iPhone XS Max, in all the best ways.” And the new base model starts at the same price — 1,399 yuan, which converts to roughly $205, £155 or AU$285. But you probably won’t have the chance to buy the Honor 9X or 9X Pro anytime soon in the US or a handful of other countries. Honor’s parent company, Huawei, has been blacklisted by the Trump administration due to national security concerns, and its networking equipment has been shunned by Britain, Australia and New Zealand. honor-9x-pro-01 Honor In the US, Best Buy stopped selling Huawei phones, although you can still buy some models on Amazon or through the Honor site. On Monday, the company laid off hundreds of research employees at its Futurewei subsidiary located in offices throughout the US. As such, it’s not clear when or if you’ll be able to buy the new Honor 9X and 9X Pro in the US — and that’s too bad, because the specs are pretty compelling. In addition to the pop-up camera and 6.6-inch full HD display, you get other cutting-edge features including CPU liquid cooling, at least on the 9X Pro model. Honor 9X and 9X Pro specsKirin 810 processor (with liquid cooling on the 9X Pro model)6.59-inch “all-view” edge-to-edge display with 92% body-to-screen ratio48MP rear camera with an f/1.8 aperture8MP wide-angle camera (9X Pro only)Supports up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (9X) and 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage (9X Pro)MicroSD card slotSide-mounted fingerprint sensor4,000-mAh battery rated for 10 hours of lifeColors include black, blue, red (Honor 9X) and black or purple (Honor 9X Pro)Available for preorder now, shipping on July 30 0 Google Huawei Samsung Apple Phones Politics Tagslast_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.Forty villages in Balaganj upazila of Sylhet were inundated due to heavy rains and rise of water level in the Kushiara river, rendering over 1500 families marooned, reports UNB.Balaganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer Pradip Sinha said a meeting of upazila relief and disaster management committee was held on Monday and 5 tonnes of rice have been allocated for the flood victims of the upazila.Balaganj sadar union chairman Abdul Munim said, about 700 families of the union have been marooned.Makrashi, Singrakona, Monohorpur, Sarmanandapur and Sonapur villages of Boaljur union are the worst affected areas, said Boaljur UP chairman Md Anhar Miah.UNB Habiganj correspondent reports: Several thousand people of Chunarughat upazila of the have been marooned due to flood caused by heavy rain and onrush of hilly water.Some dwelling houses near Balla border area were damaged due to incessant rain.Vesicular movement on Shayestaganj, Chunarghat-Madhobpur road came to a halt as the road in Chandichora area on Old Dhaka-Sylhet highway was damaged due to flood, said Chunarghat Upazila Nirbahi Officer Sirajum Munira.Meanwhile, Khwai river was flowing 280 centimetres above the danger level on Tuesday morning threatening the town protection embankment at Tetuiwa, Kamrapur, Mashulia points.According to sources at the Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB), the Kawai river was flowing above the danger level due to fresh spell of rainfall over the last few days and onrush of water from upstream hilly areas of Tripura.last_img read more

first_imgSix Bangladeshi children, including three girls, returned home through Benapole check post in Jessore on Monday night after serving one year jail term in an Indian prison, reports UNB.The returnees are Sakib, 10, son of Jewel, Akash Sheikh, 7, son of Amirul Sheikh, Romeem Sheikh, 10, son of Ali Sheikh, Tina Mondol, 12, daughter of Alauddin, Jesmin Akter, 12, daughter of Billal Hossain, Roksana, 13, daughter of Morsed Ali, hailing from Chittagong and Narail districts.Indian police handed them over to Benapole immigration police.Omar Sharif, officer-in-charge of Benapole check post police, said that the returnees entered the Indian territory one and half years back without valid documents through Jessore border points in search of good job.Later, Indian police arrested them from Kolkata and a case was filed against them.Later, an Indian court sentenced them to one year imprisonment and sent them to Kolkata Central Jail.Apurbo Hasan, officer-in-charge of Benapole Port police station, said they handed them over to human right organisation – Rights Jessore – to return them to their respective families.last_img read more

first_imgKhulna 33.5  25.0  77     64 Rain/thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty/squally wind is likely to occur at a few places over Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Barishal and Khulna divisions in the next 24 hours till 6:00pm tomorrow (Friday).According to UNB, day and night temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, Met office said.The sun sets in the capital tomorrow at 06:16pm and rises on Saturday at 5:46am.Country’s highest temperature 34.0 degree Celsius was recorded on Thursday in Jashore and Chuadanga and lowest 18.5 degree in Srimangal.Highest and lowest temperature and humidity recorded in some major cities and towns today were:City/Town Temperature Humidity in Celsius in percentage Dhaka 33.1  21.6  79   61 Cox’s Bazar   32.0   24.4  77   79 Mymensingh  29.8  21.0   91   78 Rajshahi   33.0 21.8   91    73 Rangpur   27.6  20.0 73    67 Sylhet   32.4 20.6   69     69 Max: Min: Morning Evening Barishal  33.0    20.5  78    68 Chattogram   30.8 24.3   80    76last_img read more

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response TeamThe National Hurricane Center has released its official report on Hurricane Harvey, exactly five months from the day the storm made landfall in Texas.Harvey set a new record: Highest rainfall total for any storm in U.S. history. Nearly 61 inches poured down on Nederland, Texas, near Beaumont. “That exceeds the previous United States rainfall record in a tropical cyclone of 52 inches, and there are actually quite a few sites that exceeded the previous 52 inch mark,” said Eric Blake, coauthor of the study.The report also confirms Harvey was the second-costliest tropical cyclone in American history after Hurricane Katrina. “When Katrina occurred,” said Blake, “its estimate was about $125 billion, which is actually similar to Harvey now, but that was in 2005 dollars. So if you adjust it [for inflation] to 2017 dollars, then Katrina goes up to like $160-plus billion.”At least 68 people in Texas died as a direct result of Harvey. That’s the largest number of direct deaths from a tropical cyclone in the state since 1919. Indirect deaths – like from vehicle crashes or isolation from medical care – push Harvey’s death toll in Texas to more than 100. X center_img See a copy of the report below: 00:00 /01:06 Sharelast_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

first_imgWine 4.0 stable version has been released yesterday. It comes with four main features including support for Vulkan, Direct3D 12, Game controllers and High-DPI support on Android. In total, there are over 6,000 individual changes and improvements. Wine is an implementation of the Windows Application Programming Interface (API) library. makes it possible to run Windows programs alongside Linux or any other Unix-like operating system. Wine can also be used to recompile a program into a format that Linux can understand more easily, though access to the Windows program source code is required. Major improvements in Wine 4.0 Direct3D 12 support Wine 4.0 provides initial support for Direct3D 12 and requires the vkd3d library and a Vulkan-capable graphics card. The Direct3D graphics card database recognizes more graphics cards. The Multi-Threaded Command Stream feature is enabled by default. The OpenGL core contexts are always used by default when available to all graphics cards, and all versions of Direct3D before 12. Several Direct3D 11 interfaces have been updated to version 11.2, and DXGI interfaces have been updated to version 1.6. Support for using the correct swap interval is implemented, for both DXGI and DirectDraw applications. Application-configurable frame latency is implemented for Direct3D 9Ex and DXGI applications. Vulkan Support In Wine 4.0, Vulkan driver is implemented, using the host Vulkan libraries under X11, or MoltenVK on macOS. Wine 4.0 also provides a built-in vulkan-1 loader as an alternative to the SDK loader. A number of Direct2D interfaces have been updated to version 1.2. Other features: ARGB visual can be used as default X11 visual. The old 16-bit DIB.DRV driver is implemented using the DIB engine. For large polygons, polygon drawing is much faster in the DIB engine. Improvements made in Kernel Support for running DOS binaries under Wine is removed. In wine 4.0, all the CPU control and debug registers can be accessed by kernel drivers, including on 64-bit. Events, semaphores, mutexes, and timers are also implemented in kernel mode for device drivers. The WaitOnAddress synchronization primitives are supported. Application settings, compatibility information, and execution levels are also recognized in application manifests. Other changes Wine 4.0 supports the new version of the Android graphics buffer allocator API to enable graphics support on Android version 8 and above. Android x86-64 platforms are supported also in 64-bit mode. New external dependencies The Vulkan library is used to implement the Vulkan graphics driver. The Vkd3d library is used to implement Direct3D 12 on top of Vulkan. The SDL library is used to support game controllers. The GSSAPI library is used to implement Kerberos authentication. These are a select few changes. For a full list of improvements and additions, check out the release notes. Read Next Red Hat releases Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 beta; deprecates Btrfs filesystem Homebrew 1.9.0 released with periodic brew cleanup, beta support for Linux, Windows and more. Microsoft releases ProcDump for Linux, a Linux version of the ProcDump Sysinternals toollast_img read more

first_imgTags: Commission, Strike, WestJet << Previous PostNext Post >> Share Friday, June 1, 2018 WestJet says thank you to travel agents with 4% commission incentivecenter_img CALGARY — Travel agents stepped up to help WestJet passengers through the airline’s recent labour woes. With the potential labour action now resolved, WestJet is putting its money where its mouth is with a big ‘thank you’ to its loyal agent partners, and 4% commission on all domestic Econo fares.Commission can now be earned on all Econo fares for new air-only bookings made June 1 – 30 for travel within Canada from June 1 – July 31.WestJet says it wants to thank its partners for their support.“We know the potential labour action caused frustration for you and your travellers, and we want to extend a sincere thank you to all our travel trade partners for your patience,” says Lyell Farquharson, Vice-President, Sales and Distribution.“With the recent agreement to a settlement process, you and your clients can once again book with confidence. We are offering commission on additional Econo fares to recognize all our partners for your continued support over the last few weeks.”More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Some restrictions apply. Full offer details are available at westjettravelagents.com.The news comes as WestJet launches its first continental Europe flights, with its inaugural flight to Paris CDG taking off from Halifax last night. The flight landed in France at 10 a.m. local time.“This is a historic day for WestJet as we touch down on the European mainland for the first time,” said Tim Croyle, WestJet Interim Executive Vice-President, Commercial. “This new service reinforces our confidence in Atlantic Canada and our ongoing support of Nova Scotia’s tourism and economic development objectives outlined in its Atlantic Gateway initiative. Paris is the latest milestone chapter in WestJet’s drive to become a truly global airline, bringing Canada to the world and the world to Canada.”WestJet’s daily nonstop flights between Halifax and Paris are operated on the B737 MAX and have been timed to connect with WestJet flights across Canada and with codeshare partner, Air France-KLM in Paris.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTThe addition of Paris to the WestJet network brings the airline’s overall reach to 106 cities in 22 countries across Canada, the U.S., Caribbean, Mexico and Europe. Posted by Travelweek Group last_img read more

first_img Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Share Posted by Yugotours staff in Croatia for reunion 20 years after operator closed TORONTO — More than 100 former Yugotours staff gathered for a reunion in Porec, Croatia earlier this month, more than two decades after the company closed. Former staff travelled from Canada, Australia, Canada, Germany Italy, Sweden, Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina for the trip, which included a cocktail party, a boat trip to Rovinj via the famous Lim Fjord and a gala dinner in Villa Polesini. In the 1980s Yugotours sent close to 500,000 vacationers a year from the UK to the countries of the former Yugoslavia. The staff had in-depth knowledge of the former Yugoslavia and great relations with travel agents due to their regular regional road shows and promotions. The short flights, fantastic coastlines and attractions were a great attraction for travellers. Well-known industry veteran Wolf Paunic knows the company well – he made his first steps in the industry with Yugotours. “Many people of my generation share nostalgia for old Yugoslavia and the great time we were giving to guests from far and wide,” says Paunic.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaPaunic, now with Trafalgar, took part in the reunion event in Croatia. He worked for Yugotours as a destination rep in Ulcinj, Montenegro in 1988 and in Umag, Croatia, in 1989. Yugotours closed in 1995 due to the breakup of the former Yugoslavia. The organizers of the reunion, Joanne Purssell and Jill Jackson from the UK, worked at Yugotours head office. Dragan Djordjevic and Rajoko Marcura were involved as well. “So many of us have stayed in touch over all these years and we have always said we would do this grand reunion,” said Purssell. “It has taken serious planning with people coming from far and wide and we are all delighted to once again be together to talk about the old days and they really were good days because Yugotours was a fantastic company to work for. Customers who enjoyed Adriatic holidays booked again and again and travel agents hugely supported the company – there was a fantastic spirit.”center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Tags: Croatia, Paunic, Trafalgarlast_img read more

first_imgBelarusian pay TV operator Cosmos TV has launched a conditional access module (CAM) service, enabling subscribers to access its HDTV services without the need for a set-top box.The module, giving access to Cosmos TV channels at a discounted rate, is available for BYR405,000 (€38).last_img