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SSC aspirant stabbed to death

first_imgNew Delhi: A boy preparing for SSC examination was stabbed to death in North Delhi’s Wazirabad in the wee hours of Monday as he stepped out of his rented accommodation to have a cup of tea at a friends place in the same neighbourhood.28-year-old Shivkant Yadav was talking to his friend on his mobile when it is said that he was intercepted allegedly by two men, who stabbed him multiple times. Since it was 3 am in the morning there was not much movement in the lane and the assailants fled after stabbing him. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe motive of the attack remains unclear as the victim’s mobile phone was found intact. “After getting injured Shivkant Yadav called his friends on phone who came to help him. He was then taken to the hospital by his friend on a two-wheeler. He was later referred to another hospital where he was declared dead. We are waiting for the post mortem report for the final conclusion,” said DCP North Nupur Prasad. According to police, some initial leads through CCTV cameras are being examined. Also Read – Union min Hardeep Singh Puri, Delhi L-G lay foundation stones for various projects in DwarkaThe call records of the deceased are also being analysed to know any foul play. Shivkant, a resident of Aligarh came to Delhi in 2014 and was preparing for SSC exams in Wazirabaad. It was during the night he planned to have a cup of tea with his friend who stayed at walking distance in the lane opposite his. The attack happened while he was on move talking to one of his friend on mobile. Police has formed several teams to arrest the accused. The family of the deceased has been informed and the body has been sent for postmortem. Was it a snatching attempt gone wrong due to the victim’s resistance or it had some other angle is a matter of investigation. Cops say that once the assailants are arrested the motive would be clear.last_img read more

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Ban Kimoon encourages Ivorians to continue making headway in peace process

Earlier today, Mr. Ban held meetings with the Ivorian Foreign Minister, political party leaders, civil society representatives and the President of the Independent Electoral Commission. He later observed the work being done by the UN peacekeeping mission, known as UNOCI.In comments to the press made today at the mission’s Abidjan headquarters, Mr. Ban said that “it is the shared resolve to move forward, of Ivorian stakeholders, notably President [Laurent] Gbagbo, Prime Minister [Guillaume] Soro, political parties and Ivorians countrywide, that has made it possible to reach this point.”Calling it a “point of no return,” he urged all political leaders and followers to honour the Code of Good Conduct for the upcoming elections which was signed in his presence yesterday.After being delayed several times, the presidential polls – which were to be held as far back as 2005 – are now slated for 30 November.The holding of free and fair elections is one of the provisions of last year’s Ouagadougou Peace Agreement, which paved the way for an end to the conflict between the Government-controlled south and the rebel Forces Nouvelles-held north.Earlier this month, almost half a million Ivorians received new birth certificates, the first step in a process to enable them to vote in the elections.“We all know however that considerable challenges remain to be addressed,” the Secretary-General said. “The road to the elections, to sustainable peace and reconciliation, may be treacherous and we should be vigilant.”Yesterday, Mr. Ban met separately with Prime Minister Guillaume Soro and President Laurent Gbagbo. He told reporters he had encouraged the Prime Minister to continue with his efforts to maintain the peace process in collaboration with the President and the other political actors.Following his meeting with President Gbagbo, the Secretary-General said that he was encouraged that the Côte d’Ivoire Government has cleared all arrears with the World Bank and regained the trust and confidence of international financial institutions.In addition, Mr. Ban signed an agreement with the Prime Minister and the donor community, in which donors pledged 27 million Euros towards the next phase of the peace process. The Secretary-General now heads to Vienna, the first stop on a weeklong European visit during which he will also travel to Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 24 April 2008Saying that they have reached a “point of no return,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged all the main political actors in Côte d’Ivoire to continue making progress in the West African nation’s peace process, as he wrapped up a regional tour that also took him to Burkina Faso, Liberia and Ghana. read more

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Air bags and seat belts compulsory in vehicles from July

The Ministry of Finance and Mass Media having considered the representations made by motor vehicle importers and manufacturers for a lead time to make required adjustments to comply with the proposed emission standards and safety measures, has decided to postpone the implementation of the budget proposal on introduction of emission standards and safety measures from July 01, 2018.Accordingly, importation of motor vehicles, which are below emission standards of the Euro IV or its equivalent and not compiled with the following safety standards, will totally be prohibited effective from July 01, 2018. Vehicles which do not carry air bags for the driver and front seat passenger,  Anti-Locking Breaking System standards (ABS) and three – point seat belts for driver and passengers travelling in the front and rear seats, except the middle seat will not be allowed to be imported in to the country. As this rescheduling of the implementation is made based on the industry representations, the dealers, importers and manufacturers are strictly advised to refrain from establishing any Letter of Credit for import of motors vehicles, which will not comply with the specified standards and safety standards with an estimated arrival date after July 01, 2018, the Finance Ministry said. The Finance Ministry said that further details on the implementation of the new standards for vehicles, including the types of vehicles will be notified by the respective implementation agencies shortly. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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15500 kilograms of contraband tobacco seized at the Peace Bridge

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized over 15,500 kilograms of contraband tobacco at the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie. On Jan. 22, a tractor trailer with a shipment declared as cardboard boxes was pulled over for a secondary examination.Officers found 132 boxes of undeclared loose leaf tobacco weighing a total of 15,535 kilograms worth roughly $1.2 million. “I am very proud of officers for their vigilance and dedication in keeping contraband tobacco out of our communities,” said Jeff Walters, Director, Fort Erie District Operations, Southern Ontario Region, Canada Border Services Agency.The investigation is ongoing.In 2017, the CBSA in the Southern Ontario Region seized 25,152 kg of contraband tobacco.

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Security Council to vote Friday on lifting sanctions against Libya

Published reports have said France threatened to veto the resolution in a dispute over the huge difference between the $10 million Libya has offered for each of the 270 people killed in the Lockerbie bombing compared with only $34 million in total for which Paris settled its claims over the blowing up of a French UTA plane in 1989, which killed 170 people.The reports said France wanted more time for talks on more compensation, which it has been holding with Libya ever since the North African country told the Council in August of its readiness to cooperate in the international fight against terrorism and compensate the families of those killed at Lockerbie, as demanded by Council resolutions 748 of 1992 and 883 of 1993.The United Kingdom is a co-sponsor of the resolution to lift the sanctions, which included a ban on military sales, air communications and certain oil equipment and were already suspended by the Council in 1999 after Libya agreed to hand over two nationals for trial before a Scottish court sitting in the Netherlands in connection with the bombing. One of them, Abdel Basset Al-Megrahi, was convicted and jailed for his role.The Council President for the month of September, UK Ambassador Emyr Jones Parry, said the 15-member body was now moving towards resolution of that terrible affair, adding that Libya’s current compliance with the terms of the earlier resolutions could allow it to move back into the international community.“The Council is also conscious of two factors: One, that the Council, in a matter of this gravity, needs to act unanimously. And secondly, that there are other legitimate concerns pertaining to Libya which still need resolution,” Ambassador Jones Parry said of the decision to postpone the vote.In related news, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) today removed two petitions by Libya – one against the United Kingdom and the other against the United States – concerning the interpretation and application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Lockerbie bombing.The Governments of Libya and the United Kingdom, in one letter, and of Libya and the United States in another, notified the Court that they had “agreed to discontinue with prejudice the proceedings.” The President of the ICJ subsequently directed that the cases be removed from the Court’s list. read more

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UN agencies work to combat maternal and child mortality in Burundi

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced today they are working with local authorities in southern Burundi to combat maternal and child mortality there.As part of a new program in Makamba, Burundi’s southernmost province, new medical equipment has been distributed to several health centres there, and an ambulance has been stationed nearby, so that emergency cases can immediately be transferred to the country’s capital, Bujumbura.WHO says that three out of every four pregnancy- and birth-related deaths in the province could easily be prevented if appropriate care is given to mothers during pregnancy and delivery.A reduction by two-thirds of the mortality rate among children under five and a reduction by three-quarters of the maternal mortality ratio by the year 2015 are two of the targets comprising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which were drawn up at the UN Millennium Summit five years ago to slash a host of socio-economic ills. read more

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Mens basketball Ohio State commits combine for 84 points in Upper Arlington

OSU commits Kaleb Wesson (15) and Dane Goodwin (23) battle for a rebound in a game at Upper Arlington High School on Jan. 25. Wesson had 49 points and Goodwin had 35. Credit: Jacob Myers | Assistant Sports Editor2017 Ohio State commit, four-star center Kaleb Wesson of Westerville South and 2018 OSU commit, three-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin of Upper Arlington went toe-to-toe against each other at Upper Arlington High School on Tuesday night.Ranked 10th and 11th in the state, respectively, Upper Arlington defeated Westerville South 68-67 with a 3-point bucket at the buzzer from Max Martz — a 2019 forward who holds an offer from Western Carolina. But the main card of Goodwin and Wesson lived up to the hype.When the dust settled and the students who stormed the court cleared, Wesson and Goodwin embraced and told each other they’re looking forward to playing with each other at OSU.Following the two combining for 84 points, OSU fans can’t wait either.Wesson broke a school record with 49 points, going 15 of 19 from the floor — even hitting a 3 — and knocking down 18 of 19 free throws. Goodwin had 35 points and was the difference maker for the Bears’ offense, sinking 8-of-14 shots from 3.“This (game) is definitely at the top of the list,” Goodwin said. “There’s so many good players in this game and to top it off that way was just special.”Fans who are becoming impatient and frustrated with the Ohio State men’s basketball program can take solace in the dazzling performances of a couple future Buckeyes.In the final minute before Martz’s shot, Goodwin and Wesson each converted 3-point plays that gave their respective teams the lead — an illustration of the dominance the two exuded on the court on Tuesday.Current Buckeyes JaQuan Lyle and Andre Wesson, Kaleb’s brother, watched the two play. Assistant coach Greg Paulus was also on hand.OSU coach Thad Matta has been criticized recently for his inability to recruit the state of Ohio’s top players. It was clear to many on Tuesday that Wesson and Goodwin rank among the top players in the state in their recruiting classes.Both acknowledged that the current state of OSU’s basketball program isn’t at its traditionally prowess, but expressed thoughts that the program will return to that state.“It’s always great to see your future teammates do well,” Wesson said. “Dane’s a great player. (We were) just going at it.” read more

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Everything in Mozillas new office is open source

first_imgMozilla’s latest open source release isn’t a browser, a mobile OS, or an email client. It’s not even software. It’s the Foundation’s new office in Japan. Everything within its walls is open source and available to be downloaded, copied, and remixed like so much free code.Just as Mozilla strives to push the web forward by developing and promoting open software, it’s now offering a way to escape the confines of corporate design and furnishings. An odd fork in the road, at first glance, but it’s an ideal setting for Mozillans working hard to further the Foundation’s goals.The bright, open space is the brainchild of Nosigner, a Japanese firm that does both interiors and product design. Readily-accessible objects — like plastic pallets and translucent corrugated plastic panels — were used wherever possible. The pallets have been cleverly employed to raise a section of floor, providing plenty of room to run data and power cables neatly throughout the space.Elements are also re-used wherever possible to keep the shopping list simple. Corner braces for the tables, for example, do triple duty as the tops of the elegantly simple pendant lights and shelf brackets. Nosigner refers to this piece as the “Mozilla Module.”The space can also be re-configured to suit Mozilla’s needs at any given moment. The plastic panels are hung from tracks on the ceiling and can be moved around to create different work areas. There are also whiteboard panels, for those times when meetings or brainstorming sessions demand them.Like what you see? Nosigner offers up an 8MB .ZIP file that includes a set of drawings in PDF form, an AutoCAD .DXF of the Module, and mirror and signage templates. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY rocker_signrocker_sign11_Conference-and-warkshop-space12_Vacant-space5_Plastic-logistic-palette-used-for-the-floorano_i_ha_tovo2_Corner-module-made-a-lamp-shade6_Inspection-door-on-the-flooroffice_nightother-side-room-nightcorner-desk9_Learge-meeting-space3_Corner-module-made-a-deskrockerlast_img read more

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AK court system planning more budget cuts

first_imgDownload AudioAlaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Craig Stowers says the court system has taken steps to cut costs. In the annual State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the legislatureon Wednesday, he said the courts plan on more cuts.But Stowers also gave legislators some advice as they shape the budget. He said if leaders act in the interest of Alaskans, their constituents will support them.“My friends, do not be afraid: Fear is the mind-killer,” he said. “Be bold. Also, be selfless and look to the greater good. You are our elected leaders and leaders sometimes have to make hard decisions their constituents don’t immediately understand or agree with.”Stowers also urged legislators to ensure that the state’s budget problems don’t fall too heavily on any one group.The court system cut its budget by 3.5 percent this year, equal to $3.8 million.Stowers says if the legislature further cuts the courts’ budget, some court locations may have to close. He says this would hit rural Alaska the hardest, where the courts serve as the face of state government.“It would be a terrible travesty to have to reduce those efforts that you and we have made to reach out to rural Alaska and rural Alaskans, you know, including our Native brothers and sisters out there.”Governor Bill Walker proposed a total cut of $100 million to the state budget and legislators have been seeking deeper cuts.last_img read more

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Andhra Pradesh parties YSRCP TDP support Centres move to scrap

first_imgAndhra Pradesh’s ruling YSR Congress Party Monday declared its whole-hearted support to the Centre’s move to scrap the Constitution’s Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The YSRCP made its stand clear in the Rajya Sabha after Home Minister Amit Shah presented a resolution to scrap Article 370 and divide the border state into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us YSRCP parliamentary party leader V. Vijayasai Reddy hailed the scrapping of Article 370 and termed it as a “courageous and daring” step by Amit Shah. “My party and leader Jagan Mohan Reddy wholeheartedly support the move of the Home Minister and the Prime Minister,” he said and hoped that this would completely solve the problem of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – TDP flays government for sand problems Advertise With Us Vijayasai Reddy, a close aide of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and YSRCP President Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, showered praise on the Home Minister and said he would be remembered in the history of Indian Parliament for his bold step. The YSRCP leader hoped that the move would strengthen the sovereignty of the country, bring peace and tranquillity and help the development of Jammu and Kashmir at par with other states. Advertise With Us He also trained guns on Congress and former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru blaming their “blunders” for the Kashmir issue remaining unresolved for several decades. The main opposition party in Andhra Pradesh, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has also backed the Centre’s decision to scrap Article 370 which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. “Telugu Desam Party supports the Union Govt as it seeks to repeal Article 370. I pray for the peace and prosperity of the people of J&K,” tweeted TDP chief and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Speaking in Rajya Sabha, TDP member K. Ravindra Kumar declared party’s support to Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Bill and Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill introduced by Home Minister Amit Shah. He hoped that the Centre’s move would relieve people of the border state from tension and insecurity and facilitate their development.last_img read more

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Mainul sued under Digital Security Act

first_imgMainul HoseinAn Awami League leader has filed a case against Mainul Hosein under the Digital Security Act over hurling abusive words at journalist Masuda Bhatti in a television talk-show on 16 October, reports UNB.Sumona Akhter Lily, AL’s youth and sports sub-committee member, filed the case with Dhaka Cyber Tribunal judge Ash-Shams Jaglul Hussein under sections 25 (2) and 29 of the act on Wednesday.After hearing the statement of the complainant, the court ordered Gulshan police station to list the case as FIR.On Monday night, a team of Detective Branch (DB) of police arrested the former caretaker government adviser from the capital in a defamation case filed in Rangpur district.On Tuesday morning, he was sent to jail by a Dhaka Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court.During the talk-show ‘Ekattorer Journal’ on private TV channel Ekattor TV, on 16 September, Masuda Bhatti asked Mainul, “You say you’re there in the Jatiya Oikya Front as a citizen of the country but in social networking sites, many people are saying you’re there as a representative of Jamaat.”Angered by the comment, Mainul said, “I’m thanking you for your audacity and I want to believe you as ‘characterless’. There’s no question about Jamaat link’s with me and what question you have asked is embarrassing for me.”Mainul Hosein was playing active role in the newly formed Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Kamal Hossain. He took part in various meetings of the Oikya Front leaders.Mainul was an adviser to the army-backed caretaker government when Awami League president Sheikh Hasina and BNP chairperson Khaleda were arrested.last_img read more

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Photos of the Week

first_img Faith groups fear the end of refugee resettlement in the U.S. Share This! By: Kit Doyle Photos of the Week August 30, 2019 Share This! Catholicism By: Kit Doyle Share This! News By: Kit Doyle Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,About the authorView All Posts Share This! Instagram apostasy stirs controversy over Christian ‘influencers’ August 30, 2019 Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email As Amazon burns, Vatican prepares for summit on region’s faith and sustainabilit … August 30, 2019 Kit Doyle Tagshomepage featured photos photos of the week Top Story,You may also like Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Hindu and Buddhist festivals in Asia, a Catholic bishop blessing slums in South America, and more.Catholic Bishop Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya rides on a fire truck sprinkling holy water, in Buenaventura, Colombia, on July 13, 2019. Jaramillo traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he had blessed in what he called an attempt to thwart drug trafficking gangs and other illegal groups. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)A Hindu devotee washes the feet of her guru, Swami Narendra Giri, on Guru Purnima, a festival observed to express respect and gratitude to spiritual teachers, in Prayagraj, India, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)A morgue employee carries a cross as others disinfect the entrance to the morgue in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, on July 14, 2019. The head of the World Health Organization convened a meeting of experts July 17, 2019, to decide whether the Ebola outbreak should be declared an international emergency after spreading to eastern Congo’s biggest city, Goma, this week. More than 1,600 people in eastern Congo have died as the virus has spread in areas too dangerous for health teams to access. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)A Hindu devotee, his body pierced with metal hooks, observes Esala Poya Day at a temple in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on July 16, 2019. This is an annual festival of the Shree Weera Maha Kannagi Amman Kovil temple. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prays at the tomb of her late father and hero of Myanmar’s independence, Gen. Aung San, during a ceremony to mark the 72nd anniversary of his 1947 assassination, at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum on July 19, 2019, in Yangon, Myanmar. Gen. Aung San and his cabinet were gunned down in 1947. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)“Ting Moang” lion dance is performed during Buddhist Lent in Prek Takov village in Kandal province, northeast of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on July 17, 2019. Cambodians are holding a week-long march to mark the Buddhist Lent, which traditionally bars monks from traveling for three months during the rainy season. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)Storks nest on top of the ruins of Catholic church in the village of Zembin, north-east of capital Minsk, Belarus, on July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)Hindu pilgrims rest at the base camp for the Amarnath Yatra pilgrimage in Jammu, India, Friday, July 19, 2019. Thousands of pilgrims annually visit the remote Himalayan shrine of Amarnath to worship an icy stalagmite representing Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)A Kashmiri Muslim boy lays a wreath on a grave at Martyr’s Graveyard in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on July 13, 2019. July 13 is observed as Martyrs’ Day in memory of the day when the region’s Hindu king ordered more than 20 Kashmiri Muslims executed in a bid to put down an uprising in 1931. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)A woman waves at Catholic Bishop Ruben Dario Jaramillo Montoya as he rides past in Buenaventura, Colombia, on July 13, 2019. Jaramillo traveled on a fire truck to some of Buenaventura’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods on Saturday, sprinkling water that he had blessed in what he called an attempt to thwart drug trafficking gangs and other illegal groups. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) Kit Doyle,Load Comments,Gospel sing-along in Tennessee faces Confederate controversy after photos surface onli … Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email News • Photos of the Week Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Emaillast_img read more

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Lightsaber Dueling Is Now an Official Sport in France

first_img You can now engage in mock Star Wars fights in France: The nation’s fencing federation just recognized lightsaber dueling as an official sport.The French Fencing Federation, which recently approved lightsaber dueling, aims to encourage young citizens to take part in more fitness activities, including this interactive sport, the Associated Press reported. With lightsaber dueling, Star Wars fans can engage in fun, competitive play and get a killer workout.The lightsaber, which hails from George Lucas’ saga, can typically cut a Sith lord in half. However, the LED-lit, polycarbonate lightsaber replicas used in the French sport won’t have these same powers. Thanks to technology though, each lightsaber comes with a chip that emits an electric rumble noise, just like the blades the characters use in the Star Wars movies.Lightsaber dueling: Some basic rules. pic.twitter.com/GNEKH5jPJg— John Leicester (@johnleicester) February 18, 2019Lightsaber dueling has similar rules to fencing: Points are granted depending on where players’ blades make contact (hitting the body or head is five points, arms or legs is three points, and hands are only one point), and the first player to reach 15 points wins a match, The Verge noted. If a match doesn’t end in three minutes, then the player with the highest score will automatically win.Of course, there are safety precautions as well: Players are required to wear protective gear on their bodies at all times to prevent injuries. Additionally, the placement of the lightsaber is key, similar to how the characters engage in combat in the Star Wars films: Each lightsaber’s point needs to reach behind a player before they attempt to hit their opponent. With this rule, the French Fencing Association will enforce large sweeping motions instead of quick stabs of the blade during gameplay.Master Yoda won’t be training Jedi athletes anytime soon, however, it could be fun to engage in fake lightsaber fights with other Star Wars enthusiasts in France.More on Geek.com:This ‘Star Wars’ Tweet Might Be Teasing an ‘Episode IX’ Title RevealJ.J. Abrams Posts Heartwarming Photo From ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Set‘Star Wars: Outer Rim’ Is a Bounty Hunter Board Game Stay on target Mattel Unveils Fashionable ‘Star Wars’ x Barbie Dolls‘Star Wars: Resistance’ Finale Sets Up ‘The Rise of Sk… last_img read more

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Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to SubSaharan

first_imgOctober 6, 2015 2 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Facebook Inc said it would launch a satellite in partnership with France’s Eutelsat Communications to bring Internet access to large parts of sub-Saharan Africa.The satellite, part of Facebook’s Internet.org platform to expand internet access mainly via mobile phones, is under construction and will be launched in 2016, the companies said on Monday. (on.fb.me/1JPiTZC)The satellite, called AMOS-6, will cover large parts of West, East and Southern Africa, Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook post.”To connect people living in remote regions, traditional connectivity infrastructure is often difficult and inefficient, so we need to invent new technologies,” Zuckerberg said.The Internet.org platform offers free access to pared-down web services, focused on job listings, agricultural information, healthcare and education, as well as Facebook’s own social network and messaging services.Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world’s population is still offline, the United Nations Broadband Commission said last month.Facebook has nearly 20 million users in major African markets Nigeria and Kenya, statistics released by it showed last month, with a majority using mobile devices to access their profiles.The company opened its first African office in Johannesburg in June.Tech news website The Information reported in June that Facebook had abandoned plans to build a satellite to provide Internet service to continents such as Africa. (bit.ly/1JPiVkn)(Reporting by Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; Editing by Don Sebastian) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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Hide Chromes Disable developer mode extensions warning

first_imgHide Chrome’s Disable developer mode extensions warning by Martin Brinkmann on July 04, 2017 in Google Chrome – 25 commentsThe warning “Disable developer mode extensions” is displayed in Chrome when you install non Chrome Web Store extensions in the browser.This warning is displayed on each start of the browser, and it stays on the screen until you hit one of the available buttons (disable or cancel).Google stated that it displays the warning because of malware that force-installed extensions to Chrome.If you are a developer of Chrome extensions, or downloaded an extension from a reliable source, you probably want to do away with the warning as it can be quite annoying after some time.Probably the easiest option is to use Chrome Canary. Unlike Chrome Stable, Canary does not display warnings for extensions installed from outside the Chrome Web Store. I did not try the Developer Edition of Chrome to find out if it omits the warning as well.Google Chrome itself comes without any options to suppress the warning message about installed developer mode extensions. Windows, Linux and Mac administrators may use policies however to hide the warning so that it does not show up.  Note that this works only on Professional or Enterprise versions on Windows, as Home versions don’t come with the Group Policy Editor.Disable developer mode extensions warning in ChromeThe very first thing you need to do is download the latest policy templates from the Google Support website. The following instructions are for Chrome installations on Windows. Instructions for the other operating systems similar.The policy file is distributed as a zip archive that you need to extract.Once you have done so, move the file policy_templates\windows\admx\chrome.admx to c:\windows\policydefinitions, and the file policy_templates\windows\admx\[yourlanguage]\chrome.adml to c:\windows\policydefinitions\[yourlanguage]\chrome.admlOpen chrome://extensions in the Chrome web browser afterwards, and locate the extension or extensions that you have installed from a source that is not the Chrome Web Store.Copy the ID of the first to the clipboard.Open the Group Policy Editor on Windows: tap on the Windows-key, type gpedit.msc, and hit the Enter-key. The Chrome policies should be loaded automatically.Go to User Configuration > ADministrative Templates > Administrative Templates > Google Chrome > Extensions.Double-click on the “Configure extension installation whitelist” policy.Set the policy to enabled.Click on the show button.Add the IDs of any non-Chrome Web Store extension to the listing.Click ok in the end.Restart the Chrome browser.Second option: patching chrome.dllAnother option is highlighted on the Stackoverflow forum. It requires patching the chrome.dll file.Word of warning: Since the script that is used for that patches a file that Chrome requires for running, it is recommended that you create backups before you continue. It may also be easier to just use Chrome Canary instead of stable Chrome.You find the script on this page on Stackoverflow. Copy all of it and put it in a plain text file that you create anew. Rename the plain text file so that it has a .bat extension afterwards.You find the chrome.dll file in the application folder. On Windows, this can be C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\[ChromeVersion] or C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application\[ChromeVersion]You have two options now: you can run the batch file so that it patches all chrome.dll files it finds, or drag and drop a chrome.dll file onto the batch file icon to have it processed only. I suggested you do the latter after verifying again that you have created a backup of the chrome.dll file.The batch file patches chrome.dll to suppress the “disable developer mode extensions” warning in the web browser.SourcesGoogle Chrome Help ForumStackoverflowNow You: Have another tip on dealing with the popup?SummaryArticle NameHide Chrome’s Disable developer mode extensions warningDescriptionThe guide describes three methods to suppress the “disable developer mode extensions” warning popup in Google Chrome for non-Store extensions.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bill to discourage shortterm investments from abroad too little too late says

first_imgAll but eight of 44 lawmakers present in the Legislative Assembly Monday night passed a bill in a first-round vote to discourage short-term investments from abroad when they hurt the local economy.But Central Bank President Rodrigo Bolaños said lawmakers acted too late on the issue, and the new legislation, if signed into law,  “would only be implemented if the situation in 2012 repeats itself,” Columbia reported.The bill grants the Central Bank’s (BCCR) board of directors authorization to label inflows of capital from abroad “threatening” to the national economy, allowing them to adopt measures such as increasing by up to 30 percent taxes on investment yields. Some tax credits also could be eliminated.  The bank can implement the measures for up to six months.Investors outside of Costa Rica will be required to deposit with the BCCR the equivalent to 25 percent of investments in the same currency as the investment.The bill, sent to the Assembly by the Chinchilla administration in January 2013, excludes yields on government bonds.A second and final round of debate could take place on Thursday.Financial Affairs Commission President Siany Villalobos, of the ruling National Liberation Party, described the legislation as  “a vaccine to prevent capital that could destabilize the economy.”Broad Front Party lawmaker and former presidential candidate José María Villalta voted in favor of the bill, saying Costa Rica needs measures of protection in emergency fiscal situations.Libertarian Movement Party lawmaker Patricia Pérez criticized the bill, saying it would scare off foreign investors because it fails to clearly define speculative and short-term capital.Costa Rican Banking Association President Gilberto Serrano was equally critical, saying, “the country’s situation has changed and the law is now unnecessary.”The draft was first proposed on Jan. 21, 2013 by the Finance Ministry and the BCCR in response to a crisis caused by foreign capital inflows that took advantage of high interest rates. Facebook Comments Related posts:President Solís warns that budget ‘shock treatment’ would do more harm than good Tax on Costa Rica corporations is unconstitutional, says court Costa Rica postpones fiscal reform talks until next year Lawmakers look to reinstate corporate tax lawlast_img read more

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Oman gets a new international airport

first_imgThe first phase of Oman’s brand new Muscat International Airport is currently operational and has increased passenger capacity to 20 million-up from the previous 12 million passengers recorded in 2017. The state-of-the-art airport has been designed to be the shining symbol of the Sultanate of Oman.Designed as ICAO category 4F airports, the Muscat International Airport will be able to accommodate the world’s largest aircraft, Airbus A380 and the runway will enable independent parallel operations. Built with the latest technology, the passenger terminals are aligned with IATA Service Level A standards. 580,000 m sq. is the total gross area for the new Muscat International terminal building with an overall airport land area of 21 km sq.Salim Al-Mamari, Ministry of Tourism, Oman said, “The government of Oman is focusing on travel and tourism as a part of its economic diversification strategy. The newly opened Muscat International Airport, brand new Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, revised visa rules along with other infrastructure developments seen in the recent times determine some of the efforts to increase tourism in Oman.”Speaking about the importance of the Indian market, he highlighted, “India is one of the key markets for Oman and we are certain that this proactive initiative by the Ministry will drive a lot of visitors from India. Since 2014, Oman has witnessed over 23% growth in Indian arrivals. In 2016, Oman received 297,628 Indian arrivals as compared to 256,210 arrivals in 2014 that is over 16% growth within 2 years. In 2017, Oman received 321,161 Indian arrivals which are remarkably higher, showcasing the growth of over 7.90 % in just one year.”Muscat International Airport received about one million passengers in its first month of operations. The airport will undergo further upgrades in three consecutive phases which aims to boost the number to 24, 36 and 48 million passengers per annum. Muscat International Airport is ranked among the top 10 airports in Middle East at present and has recently won the 2018 World Travel Awards as Middle East’s Leading New Tourism Development Project 2018.last_img read more

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Qrius Connect to organise their exclusive travel show MICE CONNECT 2019 in

first_imgQrius Connect announced the MICE CONNECT 2019 Sri Lanka edition, which was scheduled to beheld on May 9 and 10 is now going to be held on July 2 and 3, 2019 at the Hilton, Colombo.The re-scheduling has been considered due to the recent bomb attacks that took place in Sri Lankaon Easter’s Sunday on April 21. We mourn for the victims and pray for their families.Since the incidents, authorities have moved quickly to strengthen the security situation in Colomboand across the country and according to security officials, everything is being done to ensure thesafety of all visitors in the future.“I firmly believe that this show will be utmost beneficial to build and strengthen the relationsbetween the Indian buyers and the hospitality brands from Sri Lanka who will be participating and itwill also be a confidence booster among all the participating sellers and buyers. I wish to urgeeveryone to be united and promote Sri Lanka as a beautiful destination as always. I share theimmense gratitude to our official partners who has been with us as our strength,” said NishantGulliya, Managing Director and CEO, Q’rius Connect, the organisers of the show.“Our first priority at the Hilton Colombo and all our future property’s throughout the country hasalways been the security of our guests. To that end we have instituted immediate additionalmeasures including hand held and walk through scanners at all entrances to the hotel along withbaggage scanners. Much of the security measures we have and are taking have long been in placeacross India,” said Christopher Zappia, Commercial Business Director of Hilton Sri Lanka.“Sri Lanka is an amazing country, with a rich cultural heritage, endless natural beauty that is home toa welcoming, warm and generous people. We hope to be able to quickly move on from the tragicevents of the past few weeks to let people know that Sri Lanka remains a destination that should beat the top of everyone’s itinerary. To that end, we look forward to our partnership with Q’riusConnect in hosting this exciting event,” Zappia added.last_img read more

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Murali Vijay has been excellent for India in the last few years and Lokesh Rahul has done whatever has been asked of him.among others, Anshu Arora," said Ray,Bhubaneswar: Former Union coal minister Dilip Ray claimed on Wednesday he was a victim of "political vendetta" by the then UPA government after a special CBI court framed charges against him for his alleged involvement in coal block allocation case (Illustration: C R Sasikumar) Related News Last week, patriotism, They informed their son and police. by consensus,Himachal Pradesh.

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The cases that the Estate Office deals with are those pertaining to building violations or misuse.he wants to announce the punishment before trial and on what he no doubt thinks his Gandhian beliefs death penalty is his answer.the BJP,had heaped praise on Modi,their contribution has gone down to Rs 4-5 lakh. Police said they got information about youths performing obscene dance and playing loud music in a bungalow at Gold Valley in Tungarli area of Lonavla late at night. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 14, While the decision may have been driven by sound sporting logic,one strongly feels the absence of Singh and the legendary K.it has been continuing with occasional breaks in between.

?????? ???? in that atmosphere, and when she remained untraceable, With a change in cities,000 per day or Rs 20,Shikhandi?brings into question their methods of fighting corruption The fact of the matter is thatas the damp squib at the Mumbai show showcased last yearTeam Anna is now finding it hard to regain the popularity they once enjoyed SK Gupta Chandigarh For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Published: August 10 2014 1:23 am Maybe the Prime Minister should rally the nation by speaking in Hindi Assamese and Tamil on Friday Related News Last year on August 15 then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was criticised for giving a public lecture against the backdrop of a makeshift Red Fort Next Friday he will ‘realise’ his dream by giving his Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the real Red Fort Symbolism is important to the Prime Minister He bowed before entering the Central Hall of Parliament in a gesture which touched all He invited all SAARC heads of government to his swearing-in a move which had a powerful effect He has been to Bhutan and Nepal winning hearts and minds of neighbours speaking in their language The first 80 days of the BJP/NDA government have signalled to the world that India’s foreign policy will be the same as earlier but with added vigour and symbolism The Ministry of External Affairs is lucky in having two Cabinet ministers looking after it the PM as well as Sushma Swaraj Defence and Finance have only half a Cabinet member each although it is Arun Jaitley who can perhaps carry a third department and not flinch But it should remind us all that the Cabinet appointed in those distant days of May was meant to be a holding arrangement Many more vacancies have to be filled and some reshuffling of existing ministers must be on the cards It is not personnel but policy which is the issue There are many things going on many decisions being made and scores of civil servants losing sleep over inspections by Cabinet ministers as to whether they are turning up on time Yet there is still a sense of waiting for the big picture to emerge Many projects which were stuck in a logjam are being extracted and moved ahead But as yet there are no new projects which catch the eye Perhaps the government is learning to walk before it can run But the soaring visions offered during the election campaign are waiting to be articulated Perhaps we will hear something on the Big Day The general message so far seems to be of continuity with added vigour; UPA-I with a more active PM This is clearly a political choice by the PM who does not want to shake things up too much just yet and get bogged down in major controversies The paradox is that despite that the government has been buffeted by several controversies on minor matters It may be that the Opposition has nothing else to do given its general weakness There is also the problem that the PM is not playing up to the image of the ogre that he was predicted to be So every little mistake by junior ministers is blown up and Parliament gets adjourned The latest UPSC fracas illustrates the problem Examinees around the world want a soft exam rather than a tough one They are bound to use any excuse to escape hard tests The idea that examinees need a translation of steel plant into Hindi — good or bad — is shameful To pander to such demands is worse But to incite the anger of all regional language speakers by a gesture of surrendering to Hindi-medium graduates is a political blunder Whatever the BJP may think Hindi is not a unifying force for the Indian nation It is a language of the most populous parts of North India of the largest minority but not of the majority Were it not for Bollywood even fewer Indians would understand it The proposal to make it a national language passed the Congress parliamentary board in the Constituent Assembly by one vote It was not an official but a private member’s resolution which carried that contentious decision through It practically broke the Union in 1965 till Lal Bahadur Shastri intervened Since then India has managed on the delicate compromise of the three-language formula — English Hindi and regional language If a day comes when IAS officers cannot handle two out of the three languages India will begin to unravel The idea that a nation needs a single language is European India is a collection of many such nations It is bound together by democracy not a single language Maybe the Prime Minister should rally the nation by speaking in Hindi Assamese and Tamil on Friday For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that the minimum wages will be increased to Rs 15000 by end of this month Speaking after inaugurating a complex of 148 toilets at Kalkaji in south Delhi the chief minister said the initiative to raise minimum wages is awaiting Lt Governor’s assent "We are sure of receiving Lt Governor’s nod and we will be able to increase the wages to Rs 15000 by the end of this month" Kejriwal said Arvind Kejriwal PTI The AAP government had last year sent a proposal to LG under which minimum wage for an unskilled labourers was raised from Rs 9568 to Rs 14052 Kejriwal said a total of 945 toilets have been inaugurated across Delhi with an aim to make Delhi open-defecation free "The initiative will provide safe and secure environment for everyone particularly women We have formed a dedicated maintenance team to ensure the toilets remain clean" said the Chief Minister Health Minister Satyender Jain and MLA Avtar Singh from Kalkaji were also present on the occasion Kejriwal also promised that pucca houses will for slum dwellers in five years without pushing them to outskirts "We would ensure people live a life of dignity and liberty and also make sure such houses will be constructed in their same locality" he said The Delhi government plans to provide 10000 toilet seats before March 2017 Written by Agencies | United Nations | Published: December 10 2011 3:08 pm Related News UN Human Rights chief Navi Pillay has said there are ‘no calls’ for inquiry into the human rights situation in Kashmir and made it clear that any investigation can be ordered only after India’s consent She said the UN Commission for Human Rightswhich she headsis ‘watching’ and ‘monitoring’ the situation in Kashmir Replying to questions at a press meet herePillay said that so far there have be ‘no calls’ for a full-fledged commission of inquiry into the situation in Kashmir My office focusses on Kashmir and the violations there We have had a number of exchanges of correspondence? 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where he imposed martial law on Tuesday to try to crush Islamic State-linked rebels,Harendra Singh feel that the hosts were deserving winners. download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: September 29. read more

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