2 LeT militants killed in Shopian

first_imgTwo Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed in a pre-dawn operation by security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Sunday.“On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Shopian’s Hend-Sitapur area. The hiding militants fired and, in the ensuing encounter, both of them were killed. Incriminating material, including arms and ammunition, was recovered from the site of the encounter,” said a police spokesperson. The police identified the slain militants as Javid Ahmad Bhat from Kulgam’s Redwani and Adil Bashir Wani from Kulgam’s Waripora.“These LeT militants were wanted for carrying out attacks on security establishments. Bhat had a long history of militancy-related crime, including planning and executing terror attacks. He was also responsible for recruiting youth from adjoining areas of Kulgam,” said the police.Bashir, police sources said, was a fresh recruit and had gone missing recently. Bhat took to arms in 2017. Hundreds of locals attended the funeral of the slain militants. As multiple rounds of funerals were held, locals said militants also attended one of the funerals.Protests over rape Mainstream political parties and separatist groups on Sunday condemned the alleged rape of a minor girl in Bandipora and demanded exemplary punishment for the perpetrators. Protests broke out on Sunday at a few places against the incident, with people demanding immediate exemplary action. At Khomeini Chowk, protesters clashed with police who had to fire tear gas darts to quell them.last_img read more

Philippine Navy earns trips to China for Kings of Kings Basketball Challenge

first_img‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Philippine Navy basketball team with Go For Gold head Jeremy Randell Go. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines– Philippine Navy Sea Lions earned a ticket to the Kings of Kings Basketball Challenge main tournament in Shanghai, China after ruling the Manila leg at Taft Food by the Court recently.The Go for Gold Philippines-backed Sea Lions overcome Singson’s Demigods, which featured several imports and players from the MPBL, in the finals of the five-on-five, race-to-21 streetball style of competition.ADVERTISEMENT Dominic Thiem edges into French Open third round The Philippine Navy team will don the country’s colors in the main challenge in Shanghai, where they will face teams from China, United States, Russia and Europe from August 8-11.“We didn’t expect to win. From the star, our plan was to use the tournament to gain experience and as tuneup for the AFP-PNP-PCG Olympics,’’ said Philippine Navy Sea Lions head coach Sn2 Valiant Pera PN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Aside from the fact that they were big, most of them played in the big leagues. We just stuck to our gameplan and tried our best,’’ added Pera.Go for Gold Pilipinas, which is also backing a number of national athletes, is delighted to throw its support behind the Sea Lions. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:2760-40 sharing ‘fair’ as China will spend for WPS exploration—Esperon01:32PH Navy urged to join freedom of navigation patrols of naval powers02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “We are happy to support our men and women in the armed forces. Their sacrifice inspires us and we want to help them in our small way,’’ said Go for Gold Philippines godfather Jeremy Go.Also supporting the team are top Philippine Navy Officials VADM Robert A. Empedrad (Flag Officer in Command, Philippine Navy), Commodore Adelius S. Bordado AFP (Commander, NIC), CDR Bernardo F. Manarpaac ( Director, DCSS) and LCDR Reimon T. Retaga PN (Officer In Charge, PN Sea Lions Team).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Vijender Singh to defend titles against African champion Ernest Amuzu

first_imgIndian boxing star Vijender Singh is set to defend his WBO Oriental and Asia Pacific Super middleweight titles against Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu in Jaipur on December 23.Unbeaten in nine fights so far Vijender was last seen in action in August when he defeated China’s No.1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali to claim the WBO Oriental title.”I am really excited on having my 10th fight in India in the Pink City of Jaipur. I am training hard in the ring for the last two months and still have three weeks to go for my next fight, so looking forward to winning the third title fight in a row,” the Olympic bronze medallist said.Announcing the launch of his new promotional company –Vijender Singh Promotions, he said, “the company will encourage the new talents and provide them a chance to be a part of a big show.Ghana’s Ernest Amuzu will also be looking to win the 26th pro fight of his career. He has won 23 fights, 21 of them Konckouts, and lost only two in his pro career.”So far Vijender has not faced any tough and experienced opponent like me, I am sure that after facing me in the ring he will realise how tough pro boxing is,” the 34-year-old boxer said.”I am ready and fully prepared to defeat Vijender Singh in the early 3-4 rounds Knockout win,” he added.It will be a change of venue for the boxer given that his previous bouts have took place in the metro cities of Mumbai and Delhi.advertisement”I do not want to fight in the metros, I want to take the sport to small towns, so middle-class families can to also see the matches,” he said.”I am sure it will be an exciting fight night for the people of Jaipur and I am confident that sports fans will come out in large number to support me when I compete for my third title fight,” he added.last_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle targeting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Newcastle targeting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willemsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United are targeting Eintracht Frankfurt defender Jetro Willems.The Daily Mail says Rafa Benitez is keen to bolster his defensive options in January and in particular the left-back position. Holland international Willems has been identified as a transfer target and the club are planning to make a move for him in next month’s window.However, the Magpies are facing competition for the full back with Roma also interested in the 24-year-old. The Italian club are also interested in Crystal Palace star Patrick van Aanholt as they search for a new left back. last_img

India Open 2019: First day jitters

first_img Rohit Paniker New DelhiMarch 28, 2019UPDATED: March 28, 2019 11:49 IST Kidambi Srikanth survived a scare in the first round of India Open 2019. (BAI Photo)For the Indian shuttlers in the men’s singles event, the Day One at the Yonex-Sunrise India Open was one filled with struggles and last-ditch comebacks.For long, they have played at the fast-playing courts of Sirifort Sports Complex. For them to win at the KD Jadhav Hall here, the challenge was real.Paltry shots, unforced errors and battling the minimal drift inside a bigger indoor hall made it difficult for both Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth to tame their lower-ranked opponents, before they pulled up their socks to come out winners.World No. 24 HS Prannoy, on a comeback trail, churned out a gritty win while PV Sindhu had a cakewalk of a match against fellow countrymate Mughda Agrey.Amid the stardust at the stadium here, unheralded Subhankar Dey stole the limelight when he stunned World No. 9 Tommy Sugiarto in the first round.World No. 44 Dey shocked the Indonesian fourth seed with finesse and crafty shots while his energy on court got the crowd excited. After losing the first game 14-21, Dey bounced back in the next two games, running away winner 22-20, 21-11.Srikanth, meanwhile, was a victim of his own mistakes, often caught off-guard while trying to play his typical smashes against World No. 37 Wong Wing Ki Vincent.He won the initial game 21-16 but frequent unforced errors and lack of concentration at the centre came to the fore as Srikanth’s 29-year-old opponent from Hong Kong made full of the opportunity to claim the second game 18-21.The third game started off in a rather unceremonious fashion for the Indian favourite. He gave away a 6-1 lead, before catching up 8-8, only to fall back 17-11. It was then, backed by the roaring audience, Srikanth made a surreal comeback to snatch the match 21-19.advertisementSpeaking after his match, Srikanth admitted to making errors while expressing relief in leaving his opponent in the dust.”I am just very happy to get through this. At one point, I made a lot of errors but managed to control them. There was little drift on the court but I don’t think it was a troubling me. The court is of course different,” he told Mail Today.Praneeth, entering the tournament on back of a runner-up finish at the Swiss Open, started off on the wrong foot against teenager Gulshan Kumar Kartikey. The World No. 20 came back from a game down to beat the 19-year-old Gulshan 22-24, 21-13, 21-8.Olympic silver medallist Sindhu found little to no resilience from Agrey, beating her 21-8, 21-13 inside 23 minutes.The second seed will now take on Deng Joy Xuan, who beat Lyanny Alessandra Mainaky 21-12, 21-13.Prannoy continued his return to world-class badminton as he recovered from a game down to stun eight seed and World No. 17 Kantaphon Wanghcharoen 14-21, 21-18, 21-14 in a match that lasted 68 minutes.World No. 15 Sameer Verma overcame an early fight from Danish World No, 29 Rasmus Gemke to record a 21-18, 21-12 win and marched on to the second round.World No. 92 Riya Mookerjee also impressed in the first round as she beat Phittayaporn Chaiwan , ranked 86th in the world, 21-17, 21-15.Former champion Ratchanok Intanon and seasoned Chinese shuttler Li Xuerui also made strong starts to their campaigns in the morning session on Wednesday.Fourth-seeded Intanon comfortably beat India’s Sai Uttejitha Rao Chkka 21-9, 21-6. London Olympic gold medallist Xuerui, on the other hand, overcame a tough opponent in Nitchaon Jindapol with a 21-17, 21-11 scoreline.Third seed He Bingjiao needed 30 minutes to dismiss India’s Prashi Joshi 21-12, 21-15 and was joined by her compatriot Chen Xiaoxin following her 21-15, 21-11 victory over Yulia Yosephin Susanto.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow India Open 2019Follow PV SindhuFollow Kidambi SrikanthFollow HS PrannoyFollow Sameer VermaFollow B Sai Praneeth India Open 2019: First day jittersSrikanth & Prannoy struggle, while Sindhu sails into the second round of the India Open 2019.advertisementlast_img read more

I represent inclusive India, says Nusrat Jahan who was slammed for wearing saree, sindoor

first_imgOther Videos from India 01:12 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Money laundering case: Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar released from Tihar Jail 11:44 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Difficult to define motive at this stage: UP DGP OP Singh on terror angle in Kamlesh Tiwari murder case 00:42 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express catches fire, no casualty reported 04:50 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Modi govt hikes MSP of rabi crops from 50 per cent to 109 per cent 02:31 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 ED likely to initiate probe against self-styled godman Kalki Bhagwan 03:31 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar granted bail in money laundering case 01:28 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Encounter breaks out in Delhi’s Connaught Place 47:56 Wed, 23 Oct, 2019 Haryana election: Manohar Lal Khattar next CM, Congress, JJP will be defamated, says BJP spokesperson Load More Other Video CategoriesIndiaSportsMoviesSo SorryProgrammelast_img read more

MPA Number of Major Incidents in Port of Singapore Drops

first_imgzoomSource: Pixabay The number of major incidents in the Port of Singapore has dropped over the last 10 years, according to MPA Singapore.There were fewer than 0.12 major incidents per 100,000 vessel movements in 2018, down from 0.8 in 2009.“The use of technology and digitalisation can further enhance maritime safety by providing seafarers better access to critical safety-related information and early warning of potential incidents,” Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, said at the fourth International Safety@Sea Conference.Besides Safety@Sea, MPA Singapore will also be pushing for digitalisation in two other areas.Namely, the authority said it would embark on the “Digital OCEANS” strategy to encourage Open or Common Exchange And Network Standardisation. This strategy aims to allow digital platforms of port authorities e.g. maritime single windows of shipping lines and of logistics service providers to link up.This will allow business entities, government agencies, and vessels to connect seamlessly between different digital platforms and achieve end-to-end connectivity.Additionally, MPA is supporting the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA) in operationalising the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) concept of e-navigation for vessels which aims to make marine navigation safer and digitalise key maritime services.MPA said that these initiatives will improve efficiency, reduce transaction costs and enhance maritime safety.MOUs with Centre of Excellence in Maritime SafetyDuring the Safety@Sea Conference, three memoranda of understanding (MOUs) were signed following the launch of the Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) last year.The MOUs were signed with A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing to conduct research in human behavioural analytics, advanced computational models and intelligent maritime traffic simulation in navigational safety; with Singapore’s Transport Safety Investigation Bureau to jointly promote and enhance maritime safety investigations via the development of immersive training platforms and programmes; and with Group Nautical Pte Limited to create, design and develop Virtual Reality maritime training courses using immersive technologies.last_img read more

Nominations Open for Prestigious Arts Prizes Awards

first_img Portia White Prize, deadline July 15, is one of the province’s largest and most prestigious cultural awards and is recognized as one of Canada’s major art prizes. The recipient must be an established artist, either born in Nova Scotia or a resident in the province for the past four years. The prize is $18,000 and includes the opportunity to name an emerging Nova Scotian artist or cultural organization to receive a protégé prize of $7,000. Prix Grand Pré, deadline Aug. 15, is an annual award of $2,000 for Acadian Nova Scotian artists. It recognizes creative or interpretive artists in any medium whose work reflects Acadian cultural values while demonstrating excellence and originality. Community Arts and Recognition Award, deadline Sept. 15, is presented annually by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council to a community that demonstrates the value it places on the presence of arts and culture. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, the award carries a cash value of $10,000. Established Artists Recognition Award, deadline Sept. 15, is presented annually by the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council to five artists considered to be in mid-career. Funded from the Nova Scotia Arts Endowment Fund, each award carries a cash value of $5,000. Members and supporters of the province’s arts and culture community are being encouraged to highlight creative excellence through nominations for several prestigious prizes and awards. The prizes will be awarded at the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council’s fifth annual Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala on Oct. 29, in Halifax. “Nova Scotia is home to many talented artists and art organizations who strengthen our communities and help make life better for families,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage. “It is important that we recognize their creative excellence and acknowledge that they make our province a better place.” Nominations are being accepted for: “The awards presented at the gala are Nova Scotia’s opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that artists, as well as the healthy communities which support them, make to the well being of Nova Scotia,” said Joella Foulds, chair of the Nova Scotia Arts and Culture Partnership Council. For more information or to obtain a nomination form, visit the department’s website at www.gov.ns.ca/dtc or contact Peter Kirby at 902-424-3422 or kirbypc@gov.ns.ca .last_img read more

Sultry morning in city

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhiites woke up to a humid Wednesday morning with the minimum temperature settling at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. Humidity was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has forecast very light rain/thundershower towards the evening or night. The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 37 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, the maximum temperature settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius.last_img

Man held with Rs 30 lakh in laptop bag at Esplanade

first_imgKolkata: A huge amount of money has been recovered from Kolkata on Monday evening. The person who was carrying the money, identified as Koushik Nath, was arrested.According to sources, before the 5th phase of the Lok Sabha elections, the special branch of Kolkata Police was alerted that antisocial elements may cross Ganga using ferry services and roads to reach Kolkata, after before and on the day of the poll. Based on the alert, senior officials of Kolkata Police had decided to keep a close watch on the Howrah-Kolkata bordering areas. As a precautionary measure, a good number of police personnel were deployed to keep a strict vigil on the ferry ghats and other places, using which antisocial elements could have gone out from Kolkata and come from Howrah. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaDuring the special naka-checking, many persons were intercepted and questioned. Special teams comprising plain clothed police personnel also patrolled the areas to locate any suspicious movement. While doing so on Monday evening, a team from Hare Street police station noticed a person standing at the Esplanade bus terminus with a laptop bag, which seemed suspicious as it looked overstuffed. When some police personnel asked him to stop, Nath reportedly did not respond to their calls and behaved as if he did not hear anything. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayWhen Nath did not stop walking despite repeated calls, some police personnel went to him and asked him to show the contents of his bag. He refused and when police personnel tried to get hold of his bag, Nath allegedly tried to flee from the spot with his bag. However, as he was surrounded by the sleuths from Hare Street police station, he was trapped and was detained immediately. During a subsequent search of his laptop bag, sleuths found bundles of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 notes. Wasting no time, Nath was taken to the police station. After counting the bundles, sleuths found that he was carrying Rs 30 lakh. Nath was interrogated about the source of the money and to whom he was about to deliver it. Sources informed that the accused had stated that he was from Burdwan and he was to deliver the money somewhere in East Midnapore. As the 6th phase of the Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to take place there on May 12, it is suspected that the money was supplied to use illegally during the election. He has been arrested and the information of recovery of money has been passed on to the Income Tax department and Election Commission for further action.last_img read more

Shortlived German nuclear plants cooling tower demolished

BERLIN — The cooling tower of a former nuclear power plant next to the Rhine River in Germany that was online for just 13 months has been demolished, 31 years after it stopped producing electricity.Remote-controlled excavators on Friday removed pillars that supported the tower at the Muelheim-Kaerlich plant, near Koblenz. The tower, whose top half had already been removed by a specially designed robot, collapsed under its own weight in a cloud of dust a couple of hours later.Muelheim-Kaerlich was switched off in September 1988 after 13 months in service when a federal court ruled the risk of earthquakes in the area hadn’t been taken into account sufficiently. After a lengthy legal battle, demolition started in 2004. Operator RWE says nearly all radioactive material had already been removed by then.The Associated Press read more

Landline operator fined after sending bills to pensioner for service it didnt

first_img Image: Shutterstock/Bacho 24,121 Views Monday 19 Jun 2017, 5:32 PM Jun 19th 2017, 5:32 PM DISCOUNT LANDLINE OPERATOR Yourtel has been fined €2,500 and ordered to pay €10,000 in legal costs for repeatedly billing a retired school teacher for a service it did not provide.Dublin District Court heard that pensioner Briain Mac Diarmada, 74, was threatened with debt collectors and reported to a credit ratings agency when he took a stand against the phone company.Following an investigation by industry watchdog Comreg, German telecom firm Yourtel went on trial on a charge under the Communications Act for charging Briain Mac Diarmada for a service or product that was requested but not supplied.The offence can result in a fine of up to €5,000.Judge John Brennan convicted the firm and accepted the offence would have caused Mac Diarmada to fret.He imposed the €2,500 fine and agreed to make an order compelling the firm to pay Comreg’s costs.The company, which has claimed to operate the lowest-priced landline calls in the country, entered the Irish market in 2013 and had pleaded not guilty to the charge.“Out of the blue”Mac Diarmada, from Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow, told Judge Brennan that in 2013 he switched from Eircom to Yourtel for calls.He said that after being cold-called “out of the blue”, he entered into a new contract with Yourtel in October 2014 but in January 2016 he noticed that he had been being billed by both Yourtel and Eircom for calls.He was supposed to be billed by Eircom for line rental only and by Yourtel for calls, the court heard.After realising he was paying twice he contacted Yourtel and learned it was not providing the service.He told the court he decided “I would take a stand” and not pay the latest €23.95 bill. He said that at the end of January he received a correspondence from Yourtel demanding payment of the bill as well as late payment fee.He agreed with prosecution counsel Ronan Kennedy that he received further correspondence from Yourtel on 9 March last year.He said this informed him his account was being deactivated and that “I have sent your data to a debt collection agency” and the letter went on to say his data had been filed with a credit agency. The letter ended with “Yours Sincerely, Yourtel Legal Department,” the court heard.Mr Mac Diarmada said he was “deeply unimpressed”, he did not like his data being passed to a credit agency and he had never been threatened before.He wrote to Yourtel explaining that he had wanted to be connected.He agreed with Kennedy that he was charged for a product which had not been provided and he then contacted Comreg and gave them documentation to support his case. He said he did not receive the service from September 2014 until January 2016.He said that as far as he was concerned he had a contract with Yourtel and it was broken by the company. He agreed with defence counsel Oisin Clarke that in April last year his account was terminated and the bill was waived.Eircom’s head of Operations Support Systems told the court that during the period in question all calls on the line were provided by Eircom not by Yourtel.The court heard the onus was on the telecom company gaining a new customer to organise a seamless transfer of calls from the previous provider.Refused a refundMiriam Kilraine, Regulatory Operations Manager at Comreg, said Yourtel had refused to refund the customer.Clarke, defending, said that in August last year Yourtel apologised to the pensioner and had informed him that an employee had been disciplined. She disagreed that it was unfair that summons were issued while Yourtel were attempting to resolve Mac Diarmada complaint.The court heard that Yourtel does not have premises in Ireland but use a distribution service with an address at Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin to forward post to their address in Germany.Last year in prosecution brought by the office of the Data Protection Commissioner, Yourtel was fined €5,000 for unwanted marketing calls targeting Eir customers.The company had also been spared a court conviction in 2015 by paying €2,500 to charity after it was prosecuted by Comreg for other communications offences.Read: Court of Appeal finds woman who sued partner’s parents after she lost an eye entitled to €200,000Read: Judge feels ‘mentally sick’ over ‘rotten’ Garda fixed charge penalties Share234 Tweet Email1 Short URL Landline operator fined after sending bills to pensioner for service it didn’t provide Yourtel was also ordered to pay €10,000 in legal costs. http://jrnl.ie/3452584 By Tom Tuite Image: Shutterstock/Bacho 10 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

University brings ancient Greek artefacts to life using 3D printing

first_imgStudents at New Zealand’s Victoria University in Wellington are getting closer to ancient Greek artefacts than they anticipated thanks to 3D printing technology.Senior lecturer at the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies Dr Diana Burton said that she wanted students to have an interactive experience with objects housed in the Classics Museum without the risk of damaging them. “In Greek art, pretty much everything is functional – they don’t really have art for art’s sake,” Dr Burton said. “In order for students to really get to grips with the way the use of an object has informed its design and decoration, they need to be able to use it and handle it in the ways the ancients did. 3D printing objects is a safe way to facilitate this.”The process has entailed taking digital scans of the items and then having them printed by Shapeways in the US, currently the largest online 3D printing service provider in the world. The first item on the list was a kylix – a vessel used by the ancient Greeks to play drinking games. “We have a collection of ancient pottery in the museum and one of the shapes is a shallow bowl with a stem and handles,” Dr Burton said. “The ancient Greeks used it in a drinking game where they held the handle and flicked the dregs of the wine at a target. So we filled them with water and had the students engage with the object in the way it was designed by the Greeks.”Meanwhile the technology has also given students the chance to see their own ancient designs come to life.They drew black figure illustrations using a template for storage jugs, known as amphorae, which were digitally scanned and mapped.“The students had to illustrate the amphora with an appropriate Greek myth,” said the senior lecturer. “It needed to fit into their personal story and social content, the same way the Greeks did with their decorations.”Having already scanned close to 30 ancient artefacts, Dr Burton is hoping to create an online 3D gallery of the university’s Classics Museum to make their collections available to a wider audience and allow viewers to interact with objects and see how the design functions firsthand. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

417 WWE Results Antwerp Belgium Rollins vs Orton

first_img Nikki Bella: John Cena’s Sex Scene In ‘Trainwreck’ Turned Her Off Twitter Seth Rollins WhatsApp Videos Articles Wrestleview Weekly: Reviewing the Superstar Shake-up, how the changes impact the shows Shawn Michaels Facebook WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Now Playing Up Next Pinterest 4/17 WWE Results: Antwerp, Belgium* Dean Ambrose def. Luke Harper.* WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella def. Naomi.* Stardust def. Goldust.* WWE U.S. Champion John Cena def. Rusev.* The Prime Time Players & The Lucha Dragons def. The Ascension, Curtis Axel & Heath Slater in an eight man tag team match.* Ryback def. Kane.* Randy Orton def. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins via DQ.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:06Loaded: 100.00%0:06Remaining Time -0:24 FullscreenUp NextThis 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.Replay the list Now Playing Up Next Videos Articlescenter_img Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Nikki Bella Fires Back At Ronda Rousey WWE Worlds Collide Results – 4/17/19 (NXT and NXT UK vs. 205 Live) ‘Total Bellas’ Season 4 Will Not Feature John Cena Google+ Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles WWE kicks off their semiannual week and a half long European Tour today Nikki Bella Opens Up About Life After John Cena Split Ronda Rouseylast_img read more

Threefifths have not received a pay rise in the last 12 to

first_imgThree-fifths (61%) of respondents have not received a pay rise in the last 12 to 18 months, according to research by independent job board CV Library.Its survey of 1,200 UK professionals also found that of those that did gain a pay rise, 39% received an increase of up to 2%.Lee Biggins (pictured), founder and chief executive officer at CV Library, said: “We can’t ignore the fact that pay is a huge influencing factor in people’s decisions to join [an organisation] and stay with [it].“With Brexit causing many Brits to defer any plans they might have had to change up their careers, employers need to consider how a competitive salary will help them to attract home-grown talent.”More than four in 10 (45%) respondents do not feel comfortable asking their existing employer for a pay rise, while 32% believe they would not feel comfortable negotiating pay with a new employer.Three-fifths (60%) of respondents working within social care state that they are not likely to negotiate on their salary, compared to 58% who work in hospitality, 54% in the catering sector and 50% in retail. Other sectors that are unlikely to negotiate on pay include manufacturing (49%), education (44%), automotive (43%), property (42%), engineering (39%) and distribution (38%).Biggins added: “These top sectors where professionals are least likely to negotiate on pay with an employer are also some of those most likely to be affected by Brexit. For businesses to engage and retain the best candidates, they need to not only offer a fair salary, but also put in place annual pay reviews to ensure that wages rise in line with inflation and performance.”Half (50%) of respondents have negotiated on a job offer, with 80% stating they have negotiated on salary. In comparison, 47% of these professionals have negotiated on working hours and 29% have discussed flexible working.“[While] salary is undeniably a big pull factor, there’s increasing pressure on businesses to offer more than just this. Our survey gives a good indication of what candidates are after in the current job market,” Biggins said.“However, part of being a top employer is listening to employees and showing that [employers] understand their needs. If [employers] can nail this, then [they will] be on the right path to filling job roles.”last_img read more

Natural Solutions Folds

first_imgInnoVision Health Media this week ceased publication of Natural Solutions magazine. The June 2010 issue will be its last.According to a note posted to the magazine’s Web site, the management team is “working to create an orderly shutdown of this business unit, and most of the staff of the magazine is no longer with the company.” The Web site will not immediately be shut down.“The decision to shut down Natural Solutions was made due to an extremely challenging advertising environment and generally weak market conditions for print publications,” the company says. “The magazine was also unable to secure additional funding to support its overhead.” When contacted by FOLIO:, InnoVision president and group publisher Rob Lutz said the company is in negotiations to potentially sell the magazine. He declined to say who the interest party(s) is or to offer any other specifics.It’s been a tumultuous few years for InnoVision, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November 2008. The future looked brighter for the company, and for Natural Solutions, the following April when the company was acquired for an undisclosed sum by a subsidiary of ACI Capital and American Securities—a pair of middle-market private equity firms. The deal effectively ended InnoVision’s Chapter 11 proceedings.“Our company really struggled the last several years,” Lutz told FOLIO: last year, describing the company as a $5 million business that had at one point been $7 million in debt.InnoVision says the shuttering of Natural Solutions will not affect the company’s other products—including books and medical journals.last_img read more

Antisurveillance clothes foil cameras by making you look like a car

first_img Share your voice Enlarge ImageDesigner Kate Rose in a dress that features excerpts from the Fourth Amendement.  Kate Rose A new clothing line lets you camouflage yourself as a car to mess with surveillance cameras. The garments in the Adversarial Fashion collection are covered with license plate images that trigger automated license plate readers, or ALPRs, to inject junk data into systems used to monitor and track civilians. ALPRs — which are typically mounted on street poles, streetlights, highway overpasses and mobile trailers — use networked surveillance cameras and image recognition to track license plate numbers, along with location, date and time. Hacker and fashion designer Kate Rose showed off her inaugural line at the DefCon cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas over the weekend. It was inspired by a conversation with a friend who works at the Electronic Frontier Foundation about the “low specificity” or inaccuracy of a lot of plate readers on police cars. The Adversarial Fashion garments, she said, highlight the need to make computer-controlled surveillance less invasive and harder to use without human oversight. “A person walking along the sidewalk or in a crosswalk is often close enough, as the readers take in a pretty large visual field, and have … problems with specificity.” The line is conceptual, she said, “but I worked pretty hard to make sure that it can work on the street in daylight.” The collection includes shirts, hoodies, jackets, dresses and skirts covered in modified license plate images and other circuitry patterns. Some of the garb features wording from the Fourth Amendment in bold yellow letters written over separate license plates made to look like the kind you see on vintage California cars: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”  The garments range in price from $25 (about £21, AU$37) for a crop top to $50 (about £41, AU$74) for a unisex bomber jacket. When picking a size, you’ll need to consider not only fit, but maximum readability. jacketEnlarge Image Adversarial Fashion “For the pattern to have a maximum effect, it’s ideal for the fabric to hang straight so that the text is not excessively warped,” all product descriptions read. “For this reason, you may want to consider sizing up if you intend for it to read in to ALPRs effectively.”   Rose, who’s organized civic hackathons across the US, isn’t the first designer to come up with wearables meant to flip off surveillance cameras. Artist Leo Selvaggio created a 3D-printed rubber mask aimed at foiling surveillance cameras by making everyone look like the same person — him. It started as an Indiegogo campaign and now sells for $200 (about £165, AU$296). And artist Adam Harvey created a hoodie and burqa designed to ward off the eyes of drones. They’re made with a metalized fabric meant to thwart thermal imaging, and they work by reflecting heat and masking the person underneath from the thermal eye of a drone. The Adversarial Fashion website also includes DIY resources such as APIs and image-editing tools for those interested in designing their own anti-surveillance fashion. Rose says there’s never been a better time to design such garb. “I can prototype single pieces in a way I couldn’t afford to even a few years ago,” she says, “and have designs made to order, reducing the price and improving the accessibility of an experimental design.” 13 Commentscenter_img Tags Culture Security Roadshowlast_img read more

State Senator Lyman Hoffman Explains Endorsement Of US Senate Candidate Dan Sullivan

first_imgY-K Delta State Senator Lyman Hoffman surprised some people when he endorsed Republican Dan Sullivan for US Senate. In an interview with KYUK today, Hoffman explained why he took a stance in the high profile race in which Sullivan is seeking Senator Mark Begich’s job.Download Audiolast_img

Leaders of 2 Koreas hold surprise meeting

first_imgSouth Korean president Moon Jae-in shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on 26 May, 2018. Photo: ReutersSouth Korean president Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Saturday to ensure the upcoming high-stakes summit between Kim and US president Donald Trump is a success, South Korean officials said.The unannounced meeting is the latest dramatic turn in a week of diplomatic flip-flops surrounding an unprecedented summit between the United States and North Korea, and the strongest sign yet that the two Korean leaders are trying to keep the on-again off-again summit on track.Their two-hour talks at the Panmunjom border village came a month after they held the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade at the same venue on 27 April and declared they would work toward a nuclear-free Korean peninsula and formally ending the 1950-53 Korean War.”The two leaders candidly exchanged views about making the North Korea-US summit a successful one and about implementing the Panmunjom Declaration,” South Korea’s presidential spokesman said in a statement. He did not confirm how the secret meeting was arranged or which side asked for it.Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Trump in Washington earlier this week in a bid to keep the summit on track as initially planned, for 12 June in Singapore, was due to announce details of the meeting with Kim early on Sunday.One of the photos released by the presidential Blue House on Saturday showed Moon and Kim hugging each other after their meeting at Tongilgak, the North’s building in the truce village. The previous summit was held at the southern side of the border.They were accompanied by South Korean intelligence chief Suh Hoon and his North Korean counterpart Kim Yong Chol, who is in charge of inter-Korean affairs. Another photo showed Moon shaking hands with Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong.TRUMP HAILS “PRODUCTIVE TALKS”Trump said on Friday that Washington was having “productive talks” with Pyongyang about reinstating the 12 June meeting, just a day after cancelling it.Politico magazine reported that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials was preparing to leave for Singapore later this weekend.Reuters reported earlier this week the team was scheduled to discuss the agenda and logistics for the summit with North Korean officials. The delegation was to include White House deputy chief of staff Joseph Hagin and deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel, US officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.Trump said in a Twitter post late on Friday: “We are having very productive talks about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, 12 June, and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.”South Korean president Moon Jae-in bids fairwell to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as he leaves after their summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, North Korea, in this handout picture provided by the Presidential Blue House on 26 May, 2018. Photo: ReutersTrump had earlier indicated the summit could be salvaged after welcoming a conciliatory statement from North Korea saying it remained open to talks.”It was a very nice statement they put out,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’ll see what happens – it could even be the 12th.””We’re talking to them now. They very much want to do it. We’d like to do it,” he said.The comments came just a day after Trump cited Pyongyang’s “open hostility” in cancelling the meeting.THREATS, INSULTSAfter years of tension over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme, Kim and Trump agreed this month to hold what would be the first meeting between a serving US president and a North Korean leader. The plan followed months of war threats and insults between the leaders over North Korea’s development of missiles capable of reaching the United States.Trump scrapped the meeting in a letter to Kim on Thursday after repeated threats by North Korea to pull out over what it saw as confrontational remarks by US officials demanding unilateral disarmament. Trump cited North Korean hostility in cancelling the summit.In Pyongyang, North Korean vice foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan said North Korea’s criticisms had been a reaction to American rhetoric and that current antagonism showed “the urgent necessity” for the summit.He said North Korea regretted Trump’s decision to cancel and remained open to resolving issues “regardless of ways, at any time.”Kim Kye Gwan said North Korea had appreciated Trump having made the bold decision to work toward a summit.”We even inwardly hoped that what is called ‘Trump formula’ would help clear both sides of their worries and comply with the requirements of our side and would be a wise way of substantial effect for settling the issue,” he said.North Korea also went ahead with a plan to destroy its only known nuclear site on Thursday, the most concrete action yet since pledging to cease all nuclear and long-range missile tests last month.Dozens of international journalists left North Korea on Saturday after observing the demolition of the underground tunnels in Punggye-ri, where all of the North’s six nuclear tests were conducted including its latest and largest in September.Trump’s latest about-face sent officials scrambling in Washington. Defense secretary Jim Mattis told reporters diplomats were “still at work” and said Trump had just sent a note out on the summit, which could be back on “if our diplomats can pull it off.”US State Department spokeswoman Katina Adams declined to give details of any diplomatic contacts but said: “As the president said in his letter to Chairman Kim, dialogue between the two is the only dialogue that matters. If North Korea is serious, then we look forward to hearing from them at the highest levels.”White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters Trump did not want a meeting that was “just a political stunt.””He wants to get something that’s a long-lasting and an actual real solution. And if they are ready to do that then … we’re certainly ready to have those conversations,” she said.last_img read more

Not eternal Paris removes love locks from famed bridge

first_img Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center PARIS (AP) — Lovers in Paris, beware: City authorities are taking down thousands of padlocks affixed to the famed Pont des Arts bridge.The city says the locks, usually hung by couples to express eternal love, are causing long-term damage to Paris heritage sites. Last summer a chunk of fencing fell off under their weight.Authorities began dismantling the metal grills along the sides of the bridge Monday and plan to remove 45 tons of padlocks in all. Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Some residents had campaigned against the locks, which started appearing about a decade ago and now cover sites across the French capital.The Pont des Arts bridge will soon have padlock-proof plexiglass panels instead, while the city explores other ways for Paris visitors to express their “amour,” including street art on the subject.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Comments   Share   last_img read more