Maharashtra did not give any fresh information to Centre on Sanatan Sanstha

first_imgDespite claims by the State government of providing information to the Union government with regard to banning the right wing Sanatan Sanstha, it may have actually failed to provide adequate information for the Centre to ban this controversial organisation. In February 2017, the Union government said in the Bombay High Court that the material provided by the State Government was not sufficient for it to come to a conclusion that the activities of Sanatan Sanstha fall within the scope of the words “terrorist organisation”.‘Answers provided’Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar, while speaking to media persons earlier this week, had said that the State has already provided necessary answers to the queries raised by the Centre. Sources in the Home Department told The Hindu that since February 2017 no new information on the organisation has been submitted to the Centre.Mr. Kesarkar was not available for comments, despite repeated attempts. The February 2017 submission in court by the Union government came during the hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by one Vijay Rokade in 2011 seeking ban on the Sanstha. The petitioner, while listing out instances of bomb blasts in Thane’s Gadkari theatre, Vashi, and Madgoan (Goa) had claimed that the organisation is against “sound principles of democratic system”. Quoting from the Sanstha’s literature, the petitioner had contended that it was engaged in overthrowing the Government of India. The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad had on August 10 arrested three people, with alleged links to Sanatan Sanstha, from Nallasopara and Pune, and recovered a huge cache of arms and explosives. Their interrogation led to the arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation of one Sachin Andure for his role in the murder of rationalist Dr. Narendra Dabholkar in Pune on August 20, 2013.last_img read more

Hockey: India women bag first win in Hawke’s Bay Cup

first_imgLilima Minz scored the winner to hand the Indian women’s hockey team its first victory in the Hawke’s Bay Cup, with a 1-0 win over Canada in a classification match here on Saturday.World No.13 India, coming into the match after hat-trick of losses, grabbed the solitary goal of the match in the 43rd minute when midfielder Lilima broke the deadlock with a brilliant bit of individual play, as she dribbled into the circle and beat the keeper with a sharp shot.Before the goal, Rani Rampal came close to score an open goal, with the rival goalkeeper at the mercy, but she wasted the chance.And after Lilima’s strike, India’s defence was tested to the hilt before closing out the match 1-0.It was a big relief for chief coach Neil Hawgood, whose charges will now play world No.15 Ireland in the 5-6 place classification contest.”Today’s game was vital for us, another loss would’ve left us competing for the wooden spoon, so I am glad we got the victory,” Hawgood said in a release.”We controlled the ball well and held possession in key areas at key moments, a factor that helped decide the outcome of the game.”last_img read more

LOCAL NURSE HONORED AS “IOWA HOSPITAL HERO”

first_imgA SIOUX CITY TRAUMA NURSE HAS BEEN HONORED AS ONE OF IOWA’S “HOSPITAL HEROES.ALAN FAITH WAS SURPRISED WITH THE AWARD FRIDAY MORNING IN FRONT OF FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND FRIENDS AT UNITY POINT ST. LUKES.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FAITH.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC…BY MY PEERS. :11FAITH IS THE TRAUMA PROGRAM MANAGER AT THE HOSPITAL AND HAS TAKEN PART IN SEVERAL COMMUNITY EDUCATION EFFORTS INCLUDING WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS AS WELL AS DISTRIBUTING LIFE JACKETS AND BIKE HELMETS TO CHILDREN AND TRAINING THEM ON HOW TO USE THEM.Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FAITH2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC……..TRAGIC INJURY. :19HE HAS WORKED AT ST. LUKE’S FOR 12 YEARS AND WAS NOMINATED BY SEVERAL CO-WORKERS INCLUDING AFTAN PHIPPS FROM THE HOSPITAL’S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT:Audio Playerhttp://kscj.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/FAITH3.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.OC………THAT HE’S DONE. ;17FAITH IS ONE OF JUST 12 IOWA HEALTH CARE WORKERS TO BE HONORED AND IS THE FIRST ST. LUKE’S STAFF MEMBER IN OVER A DECADE TO RECEIVE THE AWARD.last_img read more

A closer look at Oklahoma State’s JUCO signings

first_imgPlayerPositionHeightWeightRating Vaimoe SekonaDT6’4300 lbs.3-star Motekiai MaileDT6’4305 lbs.3-star John KolarQB6’3195 lbs.4-star Brandon PertileOT6’5290 lbs.3-star Johnny WilsonOG6’4280 lbs.3-star Signed Taaj BakariDT6’2287 lbs.3-star Todd MaysQB6’0200 lbs.3-star PlayerPositionHeightWeightRating Jalen McCleskeyWR5’10165 lbs.3-starcenter_img Bryce BalousS5’11180 lbs.3-star Joshua JonesOT6’5275 lbs.3-star Za’Carrius GreenLB5’11192 lbs.3-star Todd Mays signs with Oklahoma State. (via 247)Todd Mays signs with Oklahoma State. (via 247)Some major junior college players signed with Oklahoma State on JUCO National Signing Day Wednesday, and the Cowboys also lost out on some former commitments in a few surprises.Todd Mays, a three-star dual-threat quarterback from Junior College powerhouse East Mississippi C.C. signed with the Cowboys Wednesday, and Gundy expressed his excitement on twitter about Mays explosiveness as an athlete.It’s official. @ghostmays12 has signed with @CowboyFB! He is a multi-talented player. Explosive athlete. Welcome to the family. #okstate— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) December 17, 2014Mays was recruited as a quarterback, but he has experience at the running back position at East Mississippi C.C. and could provide depth for the Cowboys at the running back position next season following the graduation of tailback Desmond Roland and dismissal of Tyreek Hill.Mays held offers from Memphis, Missouri, Southern Miss, Cincinnati, Mississippi State and Troy but ultimately chose to sign with the Cowboys. Check out Todd May’s full profile here.The next recruit who signed with the Cowboys Wednesday morning is three-star safety Jordan Burton from Kilgore J.C. Burton is a lengthy safety and quick athlete who is a former Memphis pledge.Burton committed to the Pokes following an official visit in November. Burton was recruited to fill the star linebacker position that will be vacated after Josh Furman’s eligibility expires this season.It’s official. @bighit20 has signed with @CowboyFB! Great addition to our program. #okstate— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) December 17, 2014Burton held offers from Iowa State, Kansas, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Arizona State, and Louisana-Lafayette. Check out his HUDL account here and find out why his twitter handle is “@bighit20.”A big surprise Wednesday came when Deya Mhiesen, a three-star offensive tackle from Pierce College reportedly decided to sign with Arizona State and flipped his commitment from the Cowboys.https://twitter.com/brahmasgod1/status/545261917359849473Mhiesen was a highly sought-after recruit and one of the top offensive lineman expected to make an impact next season in Stillwater.He had offers from OU, OSU, Baylor, Louisville, and Arizona State.The ASU news was reported yesterday but other reports say Mhiesen has yet to sign and did not sign with Arizona State. No word yet on the status of his decision.Brandon Pertile, an offensive tackle from Mesa C.C. was committed to OSU since August but has recently wavered in his commitment to the Cowboys following an offer from Florida and an official visit to Gainesville this weekend.In a last minute decision, Pertile stuck with the Cowboys and chose OSU over the Gators, making Pertile the second offensive lineman to sign with yesterday.Gundy and Co. also signed defensive tackle Motekiai Maile from Tyler J.C. Maile is a three-star recruit who weighs in at a modest 307 pounds.Maile played defensive end and defensive tackle at Tyler and has been committed to the Pokes since July. Maile held offers from Arizona State, Mississippi State, North Texas, SMU and TCU but held his commitment with OSU and signed on Wednesday.Defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements tweeted a congratulations to Maile after his signing.Congratulations @MotekiaiMaile! Welcome to the Cowboy Family! pic.twitter.com/zH9ck4EbW2— Joe Bob Clements (@joebobclements) December 17, 2014Matt Kellerman, a three-star offensive guard from Butler C.C. signed with OSU Wednesday also. Kellerman committed just three days ago after taking an official visit a week ago.Kellerman held offers from Iowa State, Louisville, and Coastal Carolina. Kellerman is a 6-foot-5, 285 pound lineman who could make an immediate impact on the offensive line next season.Considering Deya Mhiesen’s status is uncertain, it is fortunate that OSU also has a 6-foot-6, 320 pound reinforcement from UAB coming to Stillwater in the spring in Victor Salako.Salako was recruited by OSU, OU, Miami, Louisville, Nevada, Utah State, and San Diego State following the news of UAB’s football program. Salako started every game this season for the Blazers for a team that averaged 212.1 yards rushing per game. Salako signed yesterday with OSU and is expected to make an immediate impact on the offensive line.Here is a look at the full list of commitments for the 2015 recruiting class.Committed Matt KellermanOG6’5285 lbs.3-star Kevin HenryS6’1200 lbs.4-star Kenneth McGruderS6’2203 lbs.4-star Jordan BurtonS6’2205 lbs.3-star Totally Tickets is your source for Oklahoma State football tickets.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Glenfiddich Gets Experimental with India Pale Ale Cask Finish

first_img William Grant and Sons Launches New Single Malt Whisky Brand By finishing a single malt Scotch whisky in IPA craft beer casks, Glenfiddich creates new flavorsGlenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish is the first Scotch whisky in the storied brand’s Experimental Series. This new line promises to push the boundaries of what tasters expect from Scotch by using different techniques and methods to forge new flavor combinations.Part of that mandate to create, expand and enrich involves working with artisans outside of the traditional world of whisky. For India Pale Ale Cask Finish, Glenfiddich teamed with a local craft brewer who created a unique India Pale Ale (IPA) for the project. Full of bright citrus hops, the IPA notes were designed to complement the whisky’s ingredients. That beer was then added to oak whisky casks for an aging period. After removal, the Scotch was added to the emptied, seasoned cask for the finishing process.After an exhaustive course of trial and error, Glenfiddich came up with its ideal ratio of source beer and aging times that brings us India Pale Ale Cask Finish.The end product leaves us with a 43% alcohol-by-volume sipper that serves well over an ice ball, with sitting time to allow the drink to slowly wear away at the cube. The nose is soft with pear and floral notes and just the right amount of dry vanilla imparted from the oak. The taste is as bright as the nose would imply, with a tight hit of citrus and pine. That fades into a tang between sweet marshmallow and bitter grass. The lingering finish draws out those last contrasting flavors and provides enough essence for contemplation as well as anticipation of the next sip. The alcohol burn is warming without being acidic, creating an exquisite overall experience.Glenfiddich India Pale Ale Cask Finish is available now at whisky retailers throughout the United States. Jameson Releases Two New Caskmates Editions Glenfiddich Grand Cru Makes a French Connection with 23-Year-Old Scotch The Best Whiskey for Whipping Up a Whiskey Sour 9 Best Spirits For Spiked Apple Cider Editors’ Recommendations last_img read more

Always knew pros cons of stardom Arjun Kapoor

first_imgNew Delhi: Actor Arjun Kapoor, who will turn a year older on June 26, says he came well-prepared into the industry and always knew the pros and cons of fame. Arjun, son of producer Boney Kapoor, has grown up seeing his family members face the glitzy as well as the gloomy sides of the showbiz world. He rose to fame with his debut film “Ishaqzaade”, which released in 2012, and has maintained a variety with movies like “2 States”, “Finding Fanny”, “Ki & Ka”, “Half Girlfriend” and “India’s Most Wanted”. His next is historical drama, “Panipat”. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiography On facing the pros and cons of being in the film industry, Arjun, 33, told IANS: “Because I am from the profession as I grew up here, I always knew the pros and cons. I had seen it in my family beforehand. It’s a beautiful profession. “I have never ever told anybody not to come and attempt it because the payoff is tremendous, and now more-so than ever when more than just your face, it’s about your talent.” This, he says, has also given rise to a “big equality that is setting in”. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot “It is becoming more and more available to people to come and pursue their dreams as long as they have talent and potential. So, it has definitely got a lot of pros but cons are they are for all to see,” added the actor, who is reportedly dating Malaika Arora. Arjun started working in the film industry as an assistant director on Nikkhil Advani’s “Kal Ho Naa Ho” in 2003. He also assisted Advani on his next directorial “Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love” and worked as an associate producer on two of his father’s productions — “No Entry” and “Wanted”. As far as the cons of being in the cinema world is concerned, the actor, who is working towards a brawny built for his next “Panipat”, says he is not the only one dealing with it. “Everyone who is an actor deals with the cons. Everyone gets the pros as well. So, I don’t like to create this martyr image that ‘poor me’. I am not the first and I would definitely wouldn’t be the last,” he added. Over such a short span of time, Arjun has worked with known directors like R. Balki, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Raj Kumar Gupta, Abhishek Varman, Anees Bazmee, Homi Adajania, Ali Abbas Zafar and Mohit Suri. Working with them has given him enriching and unique experiences. “I have done ‘Finding Fanny’, ‘Aurangzeb’. ‘Ki & Ka’… As a director, R. Balki sir is not the quintessential commercial filmmaker. For ‘Ki & Ka’, he chose a tone that is fun and frothy but that subject was again very offbeat — to play a boy who runs a home while his wife works. “For me, these are themes that are relevant to society today, important for today’s India but at the same time they appealed to me and I thought they would make entertaining stories.”last_img read more

About 10 children suffer minor injuries in school bus crash north of

first_imgBOISBRIAND, Que. – About 10 children were slightly injured after their school bus collided with a truck just north of Montreal on Thursday, Quebec provincial police said.The bus ended up in a ditch following the accident in Boisbriand.Police say it was carrying 34 children aged between six and 16.The injured kids were taken to hospital with minor injuries.Ten adults were also on the bus, which was heading to an outing as part of a day camp.last_img

London RCMP officer charged with tipping off drug dealers for cocaine sources

first_imgBy Kenneth JacksonAPTN National NewsA London RCMP sergeant resigned on the spot after being confronted early last month by his superiors for allegedly tipping off drug dealers of police investigations in exchange for cocaine, APTN National News has learned.John Kowalczyk, 59, head of the RCMP’s proceeds of crime unit based in London, was charged April 4 with one count each of breach of trust and obstruction of justice after a 10-month investigation by the Ontario Provincial Police.The investigation began when one of Kowalczyk’s informants allegedly flipped and agreed to wear a wire for the OPP to capture the officer allegedly incriminating himself.Kowalczyk is scheduled to appear in court May 9. None of the allegations have been proven in court.Police allege Kowalczyk, who was a Mountie for nearly 40 years, was tipping off targets of police investigations, as well as warning drug dealers of upcoming raids. In return police allege Kowalczyk would receive quantities of cocaine.One of the outfits he’s alleged to have warned was members of the Hells Angels biker gang according to a source.Kowalczyk is said to have spent more than 20 years in the drug unit for the RCMP before moving to proceeds of crime.On the day he was charged Kowalczyk appeared in a Sun Media news story about seizing proceeds of crime from criminals.“We’ll seize anything that we don’t have to feed. You don’t want to feed it, you don’t want to water it,” Kowalczyk said. “The best way to destroy a criminal organization is to successfully seize a lot of their assets.”It was a coincidence he was charged that day.Only five people knew of the investigation into Kowalczyk, including Supt. Jamie Jagoe, the RCMP’s south west district commander.Jagoe offered Kowalczyk to sign his resignation. He did.Three members of the OPP were in on the investigation, as well as another member of the RCMP.kjackson@aptn.caTwitter: @afixedaddresslast_img read more

UNs annual conference with civil society groups to spotlight global health issues

16 February 2010Global health will be the focus of this year’s annual United Nations conference with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the head of the UN’s Department of Public Information (DPI) announced today. Kiyo Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, issued a joint statement with the Australian Government in which he said the UN DPI/NGO conference – now in its 63rd year – will be held in Melbourne from 30 August to 1 September.Mr. Akasaka said the conference would examine global health as it relates to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the set of social and economic targets which world leaders agreed in 2000 to try to reach by 2015. Those goals include reducing child mortality, boosting maternal health and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.Hundreds of NGOs and civil society groups are expected to participate in the conference, which has only been held outside of UN Headquarters on two occasions. Last year’s event was staged in Mexico City and focused on the theme of disarmament.Mr. Akasaka said one of the main aims of this year’s conference is to attract participation from NGOs across the Pacific island region and from countries in Asia. read more

Greater cooperation on sharing water vital for peace in Central Asia –

Boosting cooperation between countries sharing the waters of the Amu Darya, Central Asia’s longest river, could be key to future peace and security in the region, a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says.Big hydropower projects planned upstream, demand for irrigated agriculture downstream and growing concern that climate change is shifting weather patterns are emerging as major natural resource challenges for the four main nations involved – Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, according to the report, Environment and Security in the Amu Darya Basin.The report says water resources in the region are already depleted by decades of often unsustainable development dating back to the Soviet era, when large-scale engineering projects diverted flows from the river into cotton, wheat and fodder farming in arid and desert regions. Water levels in the southern part of the Aral Sea, which relies in part from water from the Amu Darya, have dropped by 26 metres and the shoreline there has now receded by several hundred kilometres. Pollution from mining, metals, petroleum and chemical activities along the river and air pollution in the form of dust and salt from dried out parts of the Aral Sea are challenges to human health.“From a security perspective climate change, water, energy and agriculture constitute the main areas of interest for this report as they reveal the potential for increasing instability and even confrontation as more flows are impounded upstream reducing those water availability and quality downstream,” said UNEP Executive Director Achim Steiner.The report says the ratification of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes “would benefit the riparian countries by providing a common framework for the use of the Amu Darya River.”Dialogue over a common framework for managing water and energy would “strengthen trust among States, and ultimately to common understanding and operational agreements,” it says and modernization of regional energy systems and electricity grids would “improve long-term access to energy.”“The burden of maintaining water infrastructure shared among countries or valuable for several countries should be shared among the stakeholders,” it says.“There should be consultation within and among countries on all that contributes to the cost of a fair, properly operated and balanced water system.” 11 July 2011Boosting cooperation between countries sharing the waters of the Amu Darya, Central Asia’s longest river, could be key to future peace and security in the region, a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) says. read more

Walmart Canada lays off 210 head office field management employees

TORONTO — Walmart Canada says it has laid off 210 people, most at its head office in Mississauga, Ont., just west of Toronto.The retail giant handed out the pink slips earlier Tuesday, with both management and non-management positions affected.It says the positions being eliminated are at the head office and in field management.“The changes are designed to create a more efficient organizational structure as the company positions itself competitively for the future,” Andrew Pelletier, the company’s vice-president of corporate affairs and sustainability, said in an emailed statement.Retail giants Walmart, Sears and Lowe’s are suffering in CanadaWalmart Canada has hiked the price of its groceries, BMO report findsThe company said it was offering severance packages and access to career counselling services to those being let go.“It is difficult to say goodbye to colleagues who are affected by this change,” he said. “We are extremely grateful for their contributions and will ensure they are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.”Pelletier also noted that the announced job losses account of 0.3% of Walmart Canada’s total workforce, but did not say what proportion these positions make up at head office. The losses do not affect any store-level positions.Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has been trying to boost sales at its stores, particularly in the U.S. as it faces increased competition from online retailers, dollar stores and drug stores.The Canadian Press read more

MRs camp insists Rajapaksa has Parliament majority

The Parliamentarians supporting newly appointed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he has majority support in Parliament.Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena said that several United National Party members have already extended support to Rajapaksa. He said that Rajapaksa will show the majority he has in Parliament, when Parliament convenes again next month.Meanwhile Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Chairman, Professor G.L Peiris said that Parliament was prorogued today and will convene on November 16th.

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Most actively traded companies on the TSX by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 25, 2017 2:28 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,202.37, up 73.68 points):Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $3.59 on 5.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 54 cents, or 4.35 per cent, to $12.96 on 5.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 8.55 per cent, to $3.30 on 5.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $2.40 on 4.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 61 cents, or 6.55 per cent, to $9.93 on 4.6 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 1.90 per cent, to $1.34 on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB). Beverages – non-alcoholic. Up $1.18, or 6.40 per cent, to $19.61 on 1.6 million shares. The company has signed a deal to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion. read more

China to again have one of the worlds fastest bullet trains

China to again have one of the world’s fastest bullet trains FILE – In this June 26, 2017 file photo, railway workers pose for photos with the Fuxing, China’s latest high speed train capable of reaching 400kph (248mph) during its maiden service from Beijing. China is relaunching the world’s fastest bullet trains in September 2017, running at 350 kilometers (217 miles) per hour. China first ran trains at 350 kilometers per hour in August 2008, but cut speeds back to 250-300 kilometer per hour in 2011 following a two-train collision near the city of Wenzhou that killed 40 people and injured 191. (Chinatopix Via AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Aug 21, 2017 12:45 am MDT Last Updated Aug 21, 2017 at 6:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BEIJING, China – After cutting back the speed of the Beijing to Shanghai bullet train following a deadly crash, China is set to again make it one of the world’s fastest.New generation trains will service the route starting next month, making the 1,250-kilometre (777-mile) journey from the capital to Shanghai in just 4 hours, 30 minutes. The latest trains were unveiled in June and have a top speed of 400 kilometres per hour (250 mph), according to the official Xinhua News Agency.China first ran trains at 350 kilometres per hour in August 2008, but cut speeds back to 250-300 kilometres per hour in 2011 following a two-train collision near the city of Wenzhou that killed 40 people and injured 191.China has laid more than 20,000 kilometres (12,400 miles) of high-speed rail, with a target of adding another 10,000 kilometres (6,214 miles) by 2020.China has spent an estimated $360 billion on high-speed rail, building by far the largest network in the world. read more

Yahoo approves deal to buy Tumblr in 11bn takeover report

first_imgINTERNET GIANT YAHOO! has reportedly approved a deal to buy microblogging platform Tumblr.The Wall Street Journal said the company’s board had approved a $1.1 billion (€875 million) cash takeover for the popular blogging and social networking site, which hosts 108 million blogs.The acquisition would be Yahoo!’s most ambitious corporate action since Marissa Mayer took over as chief executive last summer.On Friday the company sent reporters an invitation to a press event in Manhattan on Monday evening, at an address not far from Tumblr’s corporate headquarters.AP said the purchase of Tumblr would fulfil Mayer’s ambition of helping Yahoo! to reach a wider audience on smartphones and tablet devices.It is unclear whether Tumblr might accept the bid, however – with influential technology blog TechCrunch reporting on Friday that the website’s employees believed the bid to undervalue the company.It cited sources within Tumblr who believed the $1.1 billion bid was “only a first offer” and thought it was too low.Tumblr hosts 108 million blogs, including a relatively new off-kilter blog maintained by the White House, depicting the activities of US president Barack Obama in Tumblr-friendly blockquotes, photo galleries and GIFs.Read: 4 social networks young people use that will make you feel oldlast_img read more

Teen Found Apples FaceTime Bug While Playing Fortnite

first_img Popular on Variety “My teen found a major security flaw in Apple’s new iOS,” she wrote. “He can listen in to your iPhone/iPad without your approval. I have video. Submitted bug report to @AppleSupport. Waiting to hear back to provide details. Scary stuff!” When all of that failed, the Thompsons reportedly created a YouTube video they planned to send to the press. But, the story broke on Monday before that could happen.Once it was finally alerted to the bug, Apple remotely disabled FaceTime’s group chat feature. It is now working on a fix that it plans to release later this week. An Arizona 14-year-old stumbled upon Apple’s FaceTime bug earlier this month and tried to warn the company, but contacting it proved difficult, according to NBC News.Grant Thompson was trying to set up a group chat with some fellow “Fortnite” players when he discovered the FaceTime app was forcing other iPhones to answer calls, potentially allowing users to access microphones and cameras without a person’s knowledge. Thompson told his mother, a lawyer, about the security flaw.“It was very frustrating getting [Apple] to respond,” she said. “I get it. I’m sure they get all sorts of kooks that try to report things to them.”Michele Thompson told NBC News she tried to notify Apple in a variety of ways. First, she tried to alert the company by email. A representative directed her to Apple’s bug bounty program, which offers cash payouts to people who discover security flaws. But, that required technical knowledge she didn’t have. She also sent a physical letter on her firm’s letterhead. When that didn’t work, she sent tweets. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more

Engineered bacterium inhales carbon dioxide and hydrogen and excretes fuel alcohols

first_img Explore further More information: via Forbes Daniel G. Nocera. Credit: Courtesy of Daniel G. Nocera (Phys.org)—Harvard Chemist Daniel Nocera has announced during a lecture at the Energy Policy Institute in Chicago, that he and his colleagues have engineered a bacterium that has made it capable of taking in carbon dioxide and hydrogen, and excreting several types of alcohol fuels, along with biomass that can be burned and used as an energy source. During the talk, he claimed that a paper he and his colleagues have written regarding the work will soon be published in the journal Science. Bionic leaf: Researchers use bacteria to convert solar energy into liquid fuel Citation: Engineered bacterium inhales carbon dioxide and hydrogen and excretes fuel alcohols (2016, May 31) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2016-05-bacterium-inhales-carbon-dioxide-hydrogen.htmlcenter_img © 2016 Phys.org Nocera achieved a level of notoriety five years ago, when he and his team announced that they had created an artificial leaf that could be used to generate hydrogen for use as a fuel—that idea did not lead to hydrogen fuel cells displacing gasoline in automobiles, as he had hoped, so this go round, he has set his sights or providing a fuel source for those more in need—parts of India where there is still no electricity.The new bacterium, which has been named Ralston eutropha was first caused (via genetic engineering) to take in carbon dioxide and hydrogen, which it used to produce adenosine triphosphate, as is done with plants. The team then took the work further by applying techniques pioneered by Anthony Sinskey to cause the bacterium to then convert the ATP to various types of alcohols (isopentanol, isobutanol, isopropanol) which were then excreted. Nocera claimed that when the bacterium was allowed to reproduce, clusters of them were capable of producing alcohols at 6 percent efficiency and biomass at 10.6 percent efficiency, (plants in comparison are approximately 1 percent efficient at converting sunlight and carbon dioxide into biomass).Noting that some might see masses of such bacteria pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as a possible solution to reducing global warming, which is believed to be at least partly caused by an excess of the gas in the atmosphere, Nocera suggested that was not the most likely outcome—he envisions people in need burning the alcohol and biomass as a fuel source, which would of course return the carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere—making it a carbon-neutral resource. He finished his lecture by announcing that he and his team are currently looking for investors to bring the technology to parts of India where it is so badly needed. Journal information: Science 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.last_img read more

TMC observes black day partymen attacked by BJP

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress observed ‘black day’ in districts and blocks across the state on Saturday to protest against the “detention and manhandling” of its leaders in Assam’s Silchar airport, where they had gone to assess the situation after the publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The protest will continue on Sunday too. Carrying placards and sporting black masks and badges, TMC activists shouted slogans against the BJP governments at the Centre and Assam and the final draft of the NRC. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeChief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee had alleged that the members of the delegation, including women, were manhandled at the airport and accused the BJP of imposing a “super emergency” in the country. TMC Secretary-General Partha Chatterjee had said, “What happened to our party delegation is not only shameful but also undemocratic. Our slogan will be ‘we don’t need this monstrous government any more’.”At Englishbazar, Malda, BJP workers attacked Trinamool Congress supporters who were participating in a rally. The BJP workers demanded that the NRC should start in Bengal, too, and that those whose names would be in the list should be deported to Bangladesh. A large police contingent went to the spot and brought the situation under control. Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury said that the BJP was trying to create chaos in different parts in the district. “Trinamool Congress supporters had taken part in a rally and the BJP workers attacked them without any provocation.”In Kolkata, an effigy of PM Narendra Modi was burnt by TMC supporters at a rally led by minister Subrata Mukherjee. “Those whose names have been dropped from NRC are panicking and really do not know what to do. The BJP is ruining the country with its divisive politics,” said Mukherjee.last_img read more

Pebble Finally Opens Its App Store to Android Users

first_img Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 1 min read Enroll Now for Free March 7, 2014center_img If you own a Pebble and have it connected to an Android-powered smartphone, you’ve probably felt left in the dark compared with your iPhone-touting friends. When Pebble unveiled the slimmer, more stylish Pebble Steel smartwatch at CES in January, the Pebble app store also went live — but only for iPhone users.It has taken two months but, today, Android users can rejoice. Pebble has unveiled its dedicated app store in the Google Play app marketplace.Additionally, Pebble announced new app partnerships with companies like eBay and Evernote, to name a couple. The Evernote app allows Pebble users access to “core” Evernote features like checklists, reminders and notebooks directly from the smartwatch. The eBay app, meanwhile, lets Pebble users to access eBay feeds, browse products and add items to a wish list for later purchase via your smartphone.Related: Pebble’s $10 Million Crowdfunding Secret: Keep It Simple This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

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News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | July 31, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Solution Improves Clinical Trial Recruitment Clinical trials are a critical tool for getting new treatments to people who need them, but research shows that… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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She also announced new data showing that nearly 2,000 hospitals and more than 41,000 doctors have received $3.1 billion in incentive payments for ensuring meaningful use of health IT, particularly certified electronic health records (EHR).“Health IT is the foundation for a truly 21st-century health system where we pay for the right care, not just more care,” said Sebelius.  “Health care professionals and hospitals are taking advantage of this unprecedented opportunity to begin using smarter, new technology that improves care and creates the jobs we need for an economy built to last.”The announcement details information from a new survey conducted by the American Hospital Association and reported by the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which found that the percentage of U.S. hospitals adopting EHRs more than doubled from 16 to 35 percent between 2009 and 2011. In addition 85 percent of hospitals now report that by 2015 they intend to take advantage of the incentive payments made available through the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs.The announcement also highlights new data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) detailing $3.12 billion in incentive payments the agency has made to physicians, hospitals and other health care providers who have started to meaningfully use EHRs to improve the quality of patient care. In January alone, CMS provided $519 million to eligible providers. EHR incentive payments can total as much as $44,000 under the Medicare EHR Incentive Program and $63,750 under the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program.According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of health IT jobs across the country is expected to increase by 20 percent from 2008 to 2018, a pace much faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. For more information: www.healthit.gov, www.cms.gov/EHRIncentivePrograms and www.hhs.gov/recovery/announcements/by_topic.html#hitlast_img read more