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17 injured in M.P. clash over harassment

first_imgOver a dozen people were injured after an alleged case of harassment of a girl led to a clash at Sallaiya village in Raisen district during Holi, the police said on Friday.The trouble started when a few youth of Yadav community allegedly teased a tribal girl of the same village, the police said. The incident soon led to a clash between the two communities. A JCB machine, a jeep and 12 motorcycles were also torched.“In the clash 15 people and two policemen were injured,” Additional Superintendent of Police Awdesh Pratap Singh told newspersons.Police rushed to the scene after receiving information about the clash and brought the situation under control, he said.Some of the injured have been brought to Bhopal’s Government Hamidia Hospital after their condition deteriorated.An FIR has been lodged against more than 100 people in the incident. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders in the village. “The situation is under control,” said Mr. Singh.last_img read more

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Indian-Origin Family of 5 Dies After Suspected Arson in South Africa

first_imgAll five members of an Indian-origin family died when their new home was allegedly petrol-bombed by an unknown arsonist at Pietermaritzburg in South Africa on April 12. The incident happened less than two weeks after they moved into their new home.Aziz Manjra, 46, an Indian who had lived in South Africa for the last 25 years, his wife Gori Bibi, also 46, and their children Mairoonisa, 14, Muhammad Rizwan, 10, and Zubina, 18, were all killed in the fire, reported IOL. The family hailed from Juna Diva village in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, and had been looking forward to living in their new house.The police received a phone call regarding a house on fire during early morning hours, according to police spokesperson Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngobese. “After we received a complaint of arson, we went to the house and when we arrived the house was still on fire. We called the fire department to assist with the fire,” Ngobese said, News 24 reported.When the police entered, they realized that there were bodies of five people inside, and all had succumbed to their burn injuries. “We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the matter. At this stage, there is evidence that a petrol bomb may have been thrown into the house,” Ngobese added. The police is now investigating a case of arson and five counts of murder.The motive of the attack remains unknown as the police is trying to look for the suspects. The police said that they are not ruling out any possibilities of family members’ involvement in the incident. “We do not want to speculate anything at the moment,” Ngobese was quoted as saying in the report.A petrol bomb was perhaps hurled through the lounge window, and the two younger children, who were asleep in a bedroom upstairs, may have died after inhaling smoke. The couple and their eldest daughter were trapped downstairs and suffered severe burns, to which they succumbed.A neighbor, who did not want to be named, said that she woke up when, at around 2 am, she heard something close to footsteps on her roof. “Our homes are semi-detached and moments after hearing the footsteps, I heard a man screaming,” the neighbor said, according to IOL. She added that she came to realize that the screams could be heard from the top floor of her neighbor’s house.“Shortly after 3 am emergency services arrived at the scene. The local fire department extinguished the fire. They found five people inside the house and brought them outside. Three adults and two people, believed to be children, were found with fatal injuries. Unfortunately, there was nothing that could be done for them and they were declared dead at the scene,” ER24 spokesperson, Werner Vermaak, said, according to the Mercury. Related ItemsSouth Africalast_img read more

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TCL to launch full touchscreen, waterproof BlackBerry phone in October

first_imgThe upcoming iPhone 8 could have see serious competiton. After Note 8 which is rumoured to ship around the same time, now there are news that BlackBerry could unveil a new sibling of the KEYone, and with some really big changes in October.Reports have it that a new BlackBerry phone with full touchscreen, water and dust resistance is in works and could launch in October.  The news was confirmed by Mahieu, head of global sales for TCL, said at the IFA tech conference in Berlin on Tuesday. Engadget reports that the phone could come in October.The company, this time will ditch its traditional QWERTY keypad and instead have a full touch screen in the phone to function. Blackberry’s previously launched phones DTEK50 and 60 were also touch-screen phones but there are some more upgrades by hinted by Mahieu to Engadget that make the upcoming BlackBerry phone different form the lot. To start with, the phone will come with IP67 rating making the phone dust and water resistance. Next is the battery that could be power the phone for nearly 26 hours with “mixed use.” If this is believed then the phone could run for nearly 2 days on a single charge if used for basic purpose.Also Read: BlackBerry KEYone review: Work more, do moreIn a nutshell, TCL, the company that designs and builds BlackBerry phones, is planning to launch a BlackBerry phone that could be used in all weather conditions, will have a good life and durability and sport a full touch-screen display. Mahieu also said that TCL hopes that many iPhone and Galaxy users will switch to the new BlackBerry phone once it is launched. Further, the company has not given any detail on the phone or its pricing.advertisementBlackBerry recently launched the KEYone Limited Edition Black smartphone in India for Rs 39,990. The phone has a bigger display and was first announced at Mobile World Congress. However, the phone comes with the Blackberry’s typical physical QWERTY keyboard and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 processor clocked at up to 2GHz and paired with 4GB RAM. The dual SIM phone runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and sports a 4.5-inch IPS LCD display. In terms of optics, the KEYone comes with 12MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and an 8MP front camera with  f/2.2.last_img read more

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Panathinaikos Puts Down PAOK, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Panathinaikos secured a place in next season’s Champions League by beating PAOK 2-0 in a Greek league playoff game on June 7.Haris Mavrias and Nikos Karelis scored in the first half for Panathinaikos, which had another goal disallowed in the second half and was never seriously threatened.In the other playoff game, Asteras beat Atromitos 1-0.After four playoff rounds, Panathinaikos has 14 points, Asteras six, PAOK four and Atromitos two. Two more rounds remain, to be played June 7 and June 7.Panathinaikos will play in the Champions League qualifying round, while league Champion Olympiakos will start at the Group stage. The other three playoff participants will play in the Europa League.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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The evolution of embedded devices: Addressing complex design challenges

first_imgEmbedded devices used to be relatively straightforward to design before the Internet of Things. The designer of an appliance, industrial controller or environmental sensor only needed to interface the input signals, process with a microcontroller and provide output control. Systems were standalone; and other than reverse engineering, there was no incentive for a hacker to access a system.With the introduction of the smartphone, we now expect our devices to be smart, upgradable and accessible over the Internet. Security is not optional – if security is not taken seriously, data, brand reputation and revenue streams will all be affected. Also, embedded systems are becoming more complex and you can’t be an expert in everything! Fortunately, you can use existing standards and stack libraries to get a project completed in a timely, secure way.This article outlines the key design challenges an embedded developer faces today, and some of the new technologies that will help designers address these challenges.Key design challenges and market expectations Rich user interfaces The first smartphones introduced a rich user interface with a high-quality display and touchscreen. High-end embedded devices have added LCD and OLED displays and touchscreens. This has increased the processing requirements and the need for an application processor and a rich operating system. For those that do not need an application processor, technology advances have pushed clock speeds for microcontrollers from tens of megahertz to several hundred megahertz, and memory sizes to several megabytes. This has allowed designers to continue benefitting from familiar architectures, such as that used for Arm Cortex-M.Many embedded systems only need a user interface for configuration and occasional control. Consumer and industrial IoT devices are price-sensitive and benefit from the internet connection to allow control via a web interface or smartphone app. As an example, data from industrial sensors can be monitored remotely to manage performance and errors, as well as pre-empt potential failures. This presents new challenges for the embedded engineer. They now have to know about RF, protocol stacks, security, remote management and firmware updates.Figure 1: Smart home controls (Source: Getty Images, ID 908590688, Elena Pejchinova) Local and remote control You can implement local and remote control via Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth, Z-Wave, Zigbee or Thread – each has benefits when it comes to power consumption, complexity and cost. In general, low-power protocols such as Bluetooth low energy, Z-Wave and Zigbee are good solutions for battery applications. These include door locks, environmental sensors and wireless alarm systems. Devices that need more bandwidth, such as security cameras and sensor gateways, will be connected via WiFi. Or, devices in remote locations will use cellular. An interesting option is to combine WiFi and Bluetooth low energy. Bluetooth is then used for commissioning and local access for low latency, and WiFi is used for remote access via the Internet.The challenge for the embedded design developer is not only how to choose the right solution for their product, but also the complexity of integrating radio, communication stacks and managing power, all without increasing costs.Figure 2: Network of a city (Source: Getty Images, ID 811360940, Dong Wenjie) Low and lower power Low power consumption is critical in battery-powered applications. For example, smart water meters need to function on a single battery for the lifetime of the meter, which could be up to 20 years. On the other hand, in a door lock the battery may be replaced once a year and this requires careful design. One of the techniques used for power saving is to design a very low power microcontroller to turn on for very short periods to sense user interaction. It will then sleep for longer periods.Devices are becoming smarter Designers are looking for ways to differentiate their products by adding smart features. Smart features usually imply that a device learns more about the user, the environment and the system, and it can adjust the functionality.Machine learning is one way to add smart features using an algorithm that can learn and adapt. We see machine learning all around us today: from your fingerprint unlock (matching to a small set of fingerprint images) or the Facebook auto-tagging functionality. However, it is a fairly new solution within embedded, cost-constrained systems.A great example of machine learning for embedded are smart thermostats. The thermostat will learn the behaviour of the user based on their lifestyle, and then over time, will automatically adjust the temperature to the most comfortable setting. For the industrial market, an example could be a vibration sensor for motors. The sensor can learn the normal vibration signature of the motor and then warn personnel when the unit requires maintenance or is about to fail.The challenge for embedded designers is getting started with machine learning algorithms and being able to adapt algorithms for the needs of the application.Figure 3: Smart home climate control system (Source: Getty Images, ID 474200292, MaxiPhoto) Products need to be updated Products today seldom ship with the final feature set. Through over-the-air (OTA) updates, new firmware can be downloaded to add features, fix bugs or patch security holes, significantly extending the product’s useful life. Products also have to be designed with enough headroom in memory and processing power to enable an increase in code size and functionality.One challenge is to ensure firmware updates and all communications are secure. When a firmware vulnerability is patched, the system should not allow a rollback of the firmware. If it does, the vulnerability will be exposed.Figure 4: Examples of embedded applications that may require OTA updates (Source: Image from Getty Images, ID 145676156, Earl Wilkerson. Icons: Arm) New technologies to help designers address these challenges I’ve outlined the challenges facing embedded designers and the industry trends driving them, but what about the potential solutions? I would argue there are three fundamental design techniques that impact all of the areas defined above: implementing signal processing, securing your device and adding intelligence through machine learning.How can I simplify signal processing and save cost? Most embedded systems have analog interfaces. These can be as simple as reading the temperature via an analog-to-digital converter, to more complex systems such as processing sound from multiple microphones (beam forming) and voice recognition.Older designs used to carry out most of the application and filtering in the analog domain, but with dedicated digital signal processors (DSPs), the processing has moved to the digital domain. This is because DSPs are more accurate, repeatable in manufacturing and can be adjusted over time.With the introduction of digital signal controllers (DSCs), or microcontrollers with DSP extensions, designers can now have the best of both worlds. A single controller that can perform the DSP and control functions offers a reduction in cost, board space and power consumption.  Digital Signal Processing can be complex, but designers don’t have to be experts to use advanced processing. For example, Arm provides a free software framework for embedded applications, CMSIS-DSP libraries.Why should I care about security? A product that ships with inadequate security can lead to the loss of data, embarrassing publicity, financial costs and customer frustration. Security attacks can span all sectors and have varying levels of impact, from gaining access to a home automation system and turning lights on and off, to industrial espionage and gaining access to a network through IoT devices.External threats can be categorised into four attack types: communication, lifecycle, software and physical. But how do you know which threats you need to guard against and how to design with the right level of security for your device? Last year we launched a security framework for anyone designing connected devices, Platform Security Architecture (PSA). It is a three-stage process giving designers and developers everything they need to determine the level of security and the threat mitigation they should opt for. The PSA documentation and open source code (Trusted Firmware-M) makes it easier for developers to get started.Figure 5: Arm technology available to mitigate against security vulnerabilities (Source: Arm) How do I add smart features? Smart features can be added by implementing complex algorithms written by data scientists. A system that responds to voice commands may be implemented by analyzing sound samples and comparing these to a template for each command. The problem with this approach is that it may work well for one user, but not across a wide range of users, and would not be robust in a noisy or changing environment.Smart features using machine learning require the system to be trained using a data set such as voice commands spoken by many speakers in different environments and conditions. This training typically uses cloud servers. Once the model is built and optimized, inference, or usage of the model, can be completed on an embedded processor.One solution is CMSIS-NN, a free neural network library developed to maximise the performance and minimize the memory footprint of neural networks on Cortex-M processor cores.New era – both new opportunities and new challenges There is no question that embedded devices are more complex than ever – product requirements are increasing, there is a growing pressure on costs and security concerns continue to rise, especially for connected devices.These factors all pose significant challenges for developers. But, the good news is that the industry is evolving to support this with IP, software, tools, and training resources to help embedded developers push the boundaries of what’s possible.Phil Burr is a director for the established portfolio of products within the Embedded Group at Arm. He leads a team responsible for Arm’s CPU portfolio, helping ensure that these processors enable new and existing partners to innovate. Phil also manages the Arm DesignStart program – a low-cost, easy-access route to Arm IP. Continue Reading Previous Kithara exhibits at VISION 2018Next VadaTech: one slot 6U VPX benchtop development chassis with RTM Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: IoT center_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

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Ronaldo at ‘140 per cent’ good enough for Zidane

first_imgReal Madrid Ronaldo at ‘140 per cent’ is good enough for Real Madrid boss Zidane Iain Strachan 02:20 5/26/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Juventus UEFA Champions League David Ramos Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Liverpool Liverpool UEFA Champions League Zinédine Zidane The Blancos manager believes his Portuguese superstar is injury free and ready to perform his usual heroics in the Champions League final Zinedine Zidane says a fully fit Cristiano Ronaldo “lives to play these games” as Real Madrid prepare to take on Liverpool in the Champions League final.The Portuguese superstar suffered an injury in the 2-2 Clasico draw with Barcelona on May 6, before making a goalscoring return to action and completing 62 minutes from kick-off in Madrid’s final La Liga match of the season at Villarreal last weekend.Madrid coach Zidane has previously claimed the talismanic 33-year-old will be “150 per cent” fit for the clash with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds in Kiev on Saturday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now And while the Frenchman revised that estimate slightly during a news conference at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Ronaldo remains a certain starter against Liverpool. “He’s in good shape. If he’s 140 per cent then that’s good enough,” Zidane said.”This is the last training session before the biggest game of the season. One thing you have to know is Ronaldo lives to play these games, so we’ll see tomorrow.”There are certain to be disappointed members of the Madrid squad when the team for the final is named, with Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, Isco and Lucas Vasquez vying to join Ronaldo in attack. “The players are all very good and there are many players who will be out of the squad or on the bench but we have to think of the team,” Zidane said.”A player can be disappointed but when the game starts that player has to be with the team to support the team. We are united. This will always happen. From the bench they can also bring a lot to the team and that’s important.”I’ve said it many times, it’s the most difficult time for a manager when you have to leave out players, particularly for a final, when some are good enough to play. That is the most difficult part of being a coach but I’ve got to do it.”last_img read more

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Young USMNT side can build on World Cup failure

first_imgRepublic of Ireland Young USMNT side show Ireland how to build on World Cup failure Ronan Murphy At Aviva Stadium 05:20 6/3/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Cameron Carter-Vickers Jonathan Walters Ireland USA international friendly 2018 Dan Mullan Republic of Ireland United States Republic of Ireland v United States World Cup Friendlies Opinion The Boys in Green were victorious in Dublin after a scrappy game, but their American visitors gained valuable experience on the long road to Qatar John O’Shea’s 118th international appearance for the Republic of Ireland was an emotional one. The former Champions League winner was taken off after just 33 minutes to a rapturous applause from the home support, who thanked him for his service to the Boys in Green for the past 17 years.A veteran of the club and international game, he has chosen the right time to hang up his boots for Ireland, having turned 37 in April. He made his debut in a green jersey back in 2001, back when most of Saturday’s U.S. national team XI were infants.In fact, the combined cap total of Dave Sarachan’s starting line-up numbered around 120, with the USMNT looking to rebuild from their World Cup disappointment by offering chances to a new generation of talent. The squad itself had an average age of just 23 years and 102 days old when it was announced. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now This contrasted sharply with Ireland’s squad, who look decrepit in comparison to America’s teenagers. Just two of Martin O’Neill’s starting XI are younger than 23, with West Ham’s Declan Rice the only teenager in the entire panel.Neither team is going to Russia this month, and both are in transitionary phases after failing to qualify for the World Cup. Whereas the USMNT decided to completely change direction after their shock exit, sacking Bruce Arena – who himself had been brought in to replace Jurgen Klinsmann after a poor start to the final round of qualifying – and moving on from their older players, Ireland decided to stick with O’Neill, who has largely retained much of the squad that were demolished 5-1 by Denmark at home in November’s play-offs.For some of the first-half of their end-of-season friendly in Dublin, it looked like men against boys as Ireland’s experienced players outmuscled their younger opponents. However, despite the trademark physicality of O’Neill’s side, they failed to muster much in attack and found themselves undone by a lapse in concentration just before half-time that allowed Bobby Wood to sneak in and score after a free-kick.Wood is one of the few internationally experienced players on the U.S. roster, picking up his 37th cap and 12th goal in Dublin. The goal caused Ireland to increase their tempo, which resulted in their least experienced starter finding the net. Shamrock Rovers forward Graham Burke turned the ball home from very close range, having just made his international debut six days ago against France.The age differential was obvious again with the two goalscorers. The U.S. veteran is actually just 10 months older than the Ireland rookie, with Burke getting his first chances to impress for Ireland at 24-years-of-age.James McClean Tim Weah Ireland USA international friendly 2018The USMNT will go almost two years between proper competitive games, while O’Neill will point to September’s Nations League kick-off as the reasoning behind sticking with tried-and-trusted rather than a sea change of personnel.Unattractive slogs of football matches like this one are a good experience for younger players, with prospects like Timothy Weah, Tyler Adams and Matt Miazga all showing signs of their burgeoning talent. International football is often a difficult step-up for newcomers, who played out a narrow defeat at a venue where a more experienced USMNT side were trounced 4-1 just over three years earlier.Back in that November 2014 game, the visitors fielded a team including nine players who had started at the previous World Cup, but were convincingly beaten by a young Ireland team who had two debutants in the starting XI.Even without Christian Pulisic in the side, the visitors showed how their rebuilding effort can prove fruitful. Ireland were largely the better team in the second-half and sealed the win with a late Alan Judge goal, but with four years until the next World Cup and a new permanent head coach still to be appointed, the USMNT is on the right path to getting themselves back amongst the big boys.They faced bigger boys in Dublin and all proved they were man enough to handle it.last_img read more

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The Benz Turns the Theft of a Family Car Into a Therapeutic

first_img Facebook Here’s your daily dose of an indie film, web series, TV pilot, what-have-you in progress, as presented by the creators themselves. At the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.In the meantime: Is this a project you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.The Benz Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Logline: Chased by an evil lease collector, three brothers embark on an outrageous road-trip in an effort to protect their late father’s prized vintage Benz.Elevator Pitch:“The Benz” follows the journey of three brothers after their father’s death. They steal his beloved vintage Benz to protect it from being reclaimed and embark on a road-trip of self-discovery across Northern Ontario. Three years in the making, “The Benz” is created by over 80 young Canadian filmmakers and has so far been funded out of pocket. We have launched our Kickstarter campaign to help us finish post-production in order to truly showcase what is possible by emerging filmmakers.last_img read more

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India thrash Canada 73 put on foot in final of Azlan Shah

first_imgIpoh (Malaysia): Striker Mandeep Singh scored a brilliant hat-trick as India outplayed Canada 7-3 in a goal fest to set one foot on the summit clash of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament here on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Mandeep fired in three quick field goals (20th, 27th and 29th minutes), all of them coming in the second quarter, after Varun Kumar had given India the lead in the 12th minute of the high-scoring match. At the half time, India were 4-0 up in the match before Canada reduced the margin through a strike from Mark Pearson in the 35th minute. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAmit Rohidas (39th), Vivek Prasad (55th) and Nilakanta Sharma (58th) struck later to take the game beyond the reach of the Canadians who scored two late goals through Fin Boothroyd (50th) and James Wallace (57th). With the win, India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament, with three wins and a draw to top the round-robin league table with 10 points. They play their final league match against Poland on Friday. India showed progress match-by-match in the tournament with improved structure and discipline as they took on an unpredictable Canadian side. India had beaten Canada 5-1 in the group stage at the 2018 World Cup in Bhubaneswar. India made an attacking start that put the opponents on the back-foot early in the match. A quick circle entry by Sumit Kumar Jr resulted to India winning a penalty corner in the 12th minute which was converted by Varun Kumar, scoring his third goal of the tournament. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterIndia built on the momentum in the second quarter and made several circle entries. Sumit Kumar Jr once again created an opportunity when he sent a fine pass to Mandeep who simply had to deflect the ball into the goal, taking India’s lead to 2-0. In the following minute, Surender Kumar created a penalty corner for India but an alert Canadian goalkeeper made a good save off Amit Rohidas’ flick. India earned two more penalty corners in the following minutes but failed to convert them. Canada earned their first penalty corner in the 26th minute, but drag-flicker Gordon Johnston sent the ball wide. Continuing to use full-press to their advantage, India held their sway. Midfielder Kothajit Singh dispossessed a Canadian player to make a brilliant assist to Mandeep from the 25m mark. Mandeep made no mistake in sending it past Canada goalkeeper Antoni Kindler.last_img read more

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70 voters are happy with TDP govt Chandrababu

first_imgHyderabad: Telugu Desam Party supremo and Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandrababu Naidu on Monday claimed that around 70 per cent voters are happy in the state with the ruling Telugu Desam government, particularly welfare schemes.With only two days left for campaigning for the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in the state, Chandrababu Naidu addressed party leaders on Monday morning through teleconference and said that all the surveys are in favour of Telugu Desam Party. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’He asked the party leaders and cadre to work hard for the success of party in the elections. The TDP chief underlined the need to bring awareness on EVMs among the voters. Later in the day, former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda joined the election campaign with Chandrababu Naidu in Krishna district. Deve Gowda began his speech by addressing Chandrababu as future Prime Minister of the country. Deve Gowda said that Chandrababu had worked hard to bring all regional parties on to one string to fight against the BJP. Former Prime Minister asked the people of Andhra Pradesh to vote TDP for the development of the state. He said that YSRCP leader Jagan Mohan Reddy is busy doing rounds to the courts and Chandrababu is working hard to develop the state in various aspects. Welcoming the judgement of the Supreme Court on VVPATs verification, Deve Gowda asserted that they will continue to fight to bring paper ballot.last_img read more

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Tangier Police Arrest Two in Attempted Robbery of Armored Truck

Rabat – Two men, who allegedly attempted to rob an armored cash-transit truck in Tangier last week, were arrested by the police on Tuesday.According to media reports, two Moroccan men living in Belgium have been arrested in connection to the failed robbery attempt.From the perpetrators, the police confiscated firearms, a Kalashnikov rifle and ammunition in an apartment in down town Tangier. Last week, the armed robbers attacked an armored vehicle belonging to private security firm G4S at the Val Fleuri Avenue in Tangier.The robbers fired around 20 bullets and lobbed a Molotov cocktail as they tried to raid the cash security van.The would-be robbers fled the scene without taking anything, and the security guards accompanying the armored truck were not injured.An investigation has been launched to solve the case. A search is also underway for other suspected accomplices.The last week violence comes few months after another incident in Tangier in which an armored truck was targeted in a robbery.© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed without permission read more

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Countries can do more to implement international treaties says UN official

Annebeth Rosenboom, Chief of the Treaty Section in the UN Office of Legal Affairs (OLA), told reporters that although those figures are impressive, countries should and can do more to ensure they are putting into place all the provisions of the treaties and pacts under which they are now bound.“While significant achievements have been made in the development of the multilateral treaty framework, domestic implementation still needs to be improved,” she said, noting that this year’s theme stressed both participation and implementation.This year’s treaty event, the ninth in the series, will be held on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s General Debate at UN Headquarters in New York on 25-27 September and 1-2 October. The focus will be on 43 treaties that deal with peace, development and human rights.Ms. Rosenboom said “an impressive total of 1,278 treaty actions have been undertaken” during the annual event since it was initiated in 2000, but she added that none of the treaties being featured this year yet enjoyed the participation of all States.One of the featured treaties is the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is designed to protect the rights of the estimated 650 million people worldwide who have disabilities.Although it has already garnered 102 signatories since March, the Convention will only take effect 30 days after the 20th country agrees to ratification. So far, five nations – Jamaica, Hungary, Croatia, Panama and Cuba – have ratified.UN official Thomas Schindlmayr, from the Convention’s Secretariat, told reporters that he was confident that the next 15 ratifications would be obtained soon and the treaty will be able to enter into force.He stressed the importance of the Convention given that people with disabilities are often among the most marginalized groups in the world.Several featured treaties this year focus on the need for nations to act decisively to prevent and mitigate violence against women.Christine Brautigam, Chief of the Women’s Rights Section of the Division for the Advancement of Women, warned that when States fail to hold the perpetrators of violence accountable, impunity persists and inequality and discrimination are reinforced.She called for the universal ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women. Some 185 States are party to the Convention, but Iran, Nauru, Palau, Qatar, Tonga, Somalia, Sudan and the United States are not. 20 September 2007More than 40 countries have now indicated they plan to sign, ratify or accede to at least one international treaty over the next two weeks as part of the annual campaign to promote such conventions during the opening of the General Assembly session, a United Nations official said today. read more

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Lifting of aid restrictions vital ahead of impending drought UN envoy stresses

The Horn of Africa nation is already facing a dire humanitarian crisis in which 3.2 million people, more than 40 per cent of the population, is in need of aid.This situation is likely to be compounded by the impending drought, which is already having a severe impact on the lives of people and livestock, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). In an update issued last week, OCHA noted that the harsh dry season continues to affect many parts of Somalia, including Somaliland and Puntland.Augustine Mahiga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, who just visited the capital, Mogadishu, yesterday, said the drought is just beginning but it is going to increase, and that people in some of the areas controlled by Al-Shabaab Islamic militants are demanding that international assistance be allowed to reach them. “The only answer to hunger is to get food,” he stated in an interview with UN Radio, adding that food is available but it is being denied to the population by the various restrictions.While some of the restrictions stem from insecurity, there also seems to be an “ideological rejection” of assistance from Western countries by Al-Shabaab. “We hope there will be a relaxation of this restriction to avert what is an impending crisis and a catastrophe of really serious proportions,” said Mr. Mahiga. Somalia – which has not had a functioning central government since 1991 – has been torn apart by decades of conflict and factional strife, more recently with Al-Shabaab. While in Mogadishu, Mr. Mahiga met with President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed as well as Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, with whom he discussed the road map prepared by the Transitional Federal Government (TFG).Under the Transitional Federal Charter, the interim authority’s mandate is set to expire this August. Several tasks remain to be completed such as continuing initiatives on reconciliation, building civilian and security institutions and the completion of the constitution-making process. 5 January 2011The top United Nations envoy for Somalia today urged that restrictions on aid delivery, partly owing to a rejection of Western assistance by Islamic militants, be lifted so that those who need help amid an impending drought can receive it. read more

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Fewer Canadian employers planning to hire poll

TORONTO — A new survey suggests fewer Canadian employers expect to add more permanent full-time jobs in the second half of 2012 than they did in last year’s poll.The Harris Interactive survey found that 40% of hiring managers said they were planning to hire new permanent, full-time employees by the end of the year compared with 43% in the second half of 2011.The countrywide survey was conducted between May 14 and June 4 on behalf of website CareerBuilder Canada.Results from among 292 hiring managers and human resource professional contacted found that in addition to the 40% who expected to add high full-time employees, 22% planned to add part-time workers and 26% contract or temporary employees. Some 17% said they would take on interns.“Canada’s job market continues to grow with jobs opening up in a wide variety of functions and industries,” said Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America.[np-related]“(But) while employers are more confident about their revenue prospects and expansion opportunities in the back half of 2012, they remain watchful of the global economic recovery and market dynamics in their own backyard,” he added.The survey found the major fields in which businesses plan to hire first are those directly impacting and supporting revenue and innovation.These include information technology (21%), customer service (21%) administrative (21%), sales (15%), accounting/finance (12%), business development (eight%) and marketing (8%).Meanwhile, increasing numbers of employers report they have created entirely new job functions within their organizations to respond to evolving business demands over the last five years.Among then, positions tied to storing and managing data (25%), social media (20%), financial regulation (18%), cyber security (12%), green energy and the environment (10%) and global relations (nine%).Harris Interactive, which also surveyed 552 full-time Canadian workers 18 years of age and older, found employees were feeling better about job prospects. In fact, three in 10 stated they were likely to leave their current jobs in the next 12 months.The competition for talent was also reflected in employer responses, with 44% acknowledging they were concerned about losing valued workers. More than a quarter of employers — 27% — said they had lost some of their top talent in the second quarter of 2012.CareerBuilder.ca, a job site in Canada, is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. , the Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company. read more

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Site of iconic Toronto store Honest Eds sold to Vancouver developer

Site of iconic Toronto store Honest Ed’s sold to Vancouver developer TORONTO – Media reports say the site of the iconic Toronto discount store Honest Ed’s has been sold to a Vancouver-based luxury developer.The buyer is Westbank Properties, which built the Shangri-La hotels in Toronto and Vancouver.David Mirvish, who confirmed the sale Sunday night, says the deal will close later this year.He is the current owner of the property and son of the late Edwin (Honest Ed) Mirvish, who founded the store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets in 1948.David Mirvish told the Toronto Star that Westbank will rent the site and surrounding properties back to him for the next two to three years, while it decides what to do with the 1.8-hectare parcel.The financial details of the sale were not disclosed, but the Star says when Mirvish began looking for a buyer in July, the reported asking price was $100 million.Note to readers: CORRECTS store opening date AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 28, 2013 12:38 am MDT read more

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Week In Brussels – Week ending Friday 14 June 2013

DOWNLOAD1. European Commission adopts eCall proposals2. European Parliament adopts EMF Directive3. EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership: Ministers to discuss negotiating mandate4. European Commission gives €77 million boost to high-tech manufacturing sector SMEs5. Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Sex toys and blowup dolls banned in Welsh resort in hen party

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A seaside town is to ban sex toys and blow-up dolls in public as part of a crack down on raucous hen parties which disrupt the peaceful resort.Drunk partygoers will be taken off trains before they even reach Tenby in Pembrokeshire, and people will not be allowed to flaunt sex toys in public.During most of the year, the town is home to 5,000 people.However, as partygoers flood in during the summer, it swells to 60,000.British Transport Police’s Sgt Steve Dawkins told The Sun: “Some have certain memorabilia that doesn’t want to be seen by families with children.“We want to nip this in the bud. Any lewdness or crudeness will be stamped out at the earliest opportunity.”A police officer from Tenby Insp Aled Davies told the paper: “In the past we have seen a minority of visitors cause trouble due to drinking too much alcohol.“Very often some have arrived by train already intoxicated. By this initiative we will also be able to stop people from getting on board in the first place.”The scheme is to run until the 28th August.last_img read more

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Nexus 11 tablet coming from Samsung with octacore chip microSD slot

first_imgGoogle I/O is just around the corner, and some are predicting that a Samsung-built Nexus 11 tablet will be shown off at the event. Why? Because a set of hardware specifications have made their way onto the web courtesy of a leaked Samsung 2013 product roadmap.Three reported features of the Nexus 11 stand out. You’ve probably guessed one already: an 11-inch display. It might sound like a big change, but it’s really not. Screens are measured on the diagonal, so an 11-inch Nexus won’t necessarily be any harder to handle than the Nexus 10. Samsung will probably trim off a little excess bezel (but not so much as to make gripping tricky), and consumers will barely notice the difference.Next is the fact that the Nexus 11 is rumored to pack an Exynos 5410 processor. That’s the Samsung chip based on ARM’s big.LITTLE spec, and it features 8 total cores. Four are ARM Cortex-A15 powerhouses and the other four are efficient little Cortex-A7s. This should allow the Nexus 11 to deliver an excellent balance of power and performance — much better than the Nexus 10’s dual-core A15 chip.Here’s the real kicker: SamMobile is reporting that the Nexus 11 will have a microSD expansion slot. Yep. A Nexus device with a microSD slot. That’s enough to get Android die-hards salivating on its own. But let’s not get carried away: this is all speculation until we actually see a Nexus 11 and someone shows us where the card goes.Will the Nexus 11 actually show up at I/O? It’s hard to say. The original big screen Nexus slate — the Nexus 10 — wasn’t in attendance in 2012. It wasn’t announced until October and then went on sale in November.That’s not to say Google has a rigid release schedule to stick to. The Nexus 7 and 10 were launched at different times and the Nexus 7 was later refreshed with very little fanfare.last_img read more

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Le plus grand sanctuaire de requins créé dans le Pacifique

first_imgLe plus grand sanctuaire de requins créé dans le PacifiqueLe gouvernement des îles Marshall vient de créer le plus grand sanctuaire pour requins jamais mis en place. Situé dans l’océan Pacifique, il recouvre près de 2 millions de kilomètres carrés. Un tiers des espèces de requins sont aujourd’hui présentes sur la liste rouge des espèces menacées en raison d’une pêche croissante et d’une dégradation de leur habitat. Alors que les spécialistes ne cessent de tirer la sonnette d’alarme, les iles Marshall, un Etat de la Micronésie en Océanie a décidé de suivre les mesures prises par d’autres nations. Ainsi, le gouvernement vient tout juste de décréter l’ouverture du plus grand sanctuaire de requins jamais créé dans le monde.”En adoptant cette loi (de protection des requins), nous ne pouvions faire une plus grande déclaration de l’importance des requins dans notre culture, notre environnement et notre économie”, a expliqué le sénateur Tony deBrum qui a soutenu la loi face au parlement de Marshall. Il a également ajouté : “Nous sommes peut-être une petite île nation, mais nos eaux sont désormais la plus vaste étendue où sont protégées les requins”.Localisé dans l’océan Pacifique, cette zone protégée recouvre près de deux millions de mètres carrés, soit à peu près la taille de l’Indonésie, du Mexique ou de l’Arabie Saoudite et huit fois celle du Royaume-Uni. Elle dépasse ainsi le sanctuaire crée il y a deux ans par Palau et élève désormais l’étendue d’eau où sont préservés ces poissons à près de 4,6 millions de kilomètres carrés dans le monde.La pêche commerciale interdite Mais les îles Marshall ne se sont pas contentées de créer cette étendue et ont également mis en place une série de mesures pour la protéger. Elles ont ainsi interdit la pêche commerciale et la commercialisation de tout produit contenant des ingrédients issus de requins. De même, elle a ordonné que soient immédiatement libérés vivant les squales pêchés par erreur. En cas d’infraction, une amende de plus de 230.000 est prévue. “Nous saluons la République des îles Marshall pour avoir adopté la plus puissante législation que nous avons vue jusqu’ici et destinée à protéger les requins”, a déclaré Matt Ran, directeur du Pew Environment Group pour la conservation des squales. “Alors que les dirigeants reconnaissent l’importance de population saines de requins pour nos océans, l’impulsion pour protéger ces animaux continue de s’étendre à travers le monde”, a t-il également précisé, cité par BBC News. Une déclaration pour s’engager à protéger ces espèces À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)En effet le mois dernier, un groupe de huit pays incluant le Mexique, le Honduras, les Maldives ou encore le Nord des îles Mariannes a signé une déclaration annonçant qu’il comptait lutter pour davantage de protection de ces poissons sur le Globe. Un projet jugé indispensable tandis que les requins détiennent une place importante dans l’équilibre de la biodiversité marine. Si la création du sanctuaire constitue donc une nouvelle étape dans cette démarche, plusieurs pays ont néanmoins émis des doutes quant à la capacité des îles Marshall à surveiller une telle étendue d’océan.Le 4 octobre 2011 à 09:13 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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NXT Highlights: WarGames Advantage, Black and Gargano, Mia Yim vs. Bianca Belair

first_img Ric Flair Now Playing Up Next Google+ Gene Okerlund Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Braun Strowman Still Not Cleared For Match WWE posted these highlights from this week’s NXT episode on the WWE Network. Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Kevin Nash Shares Heartfelt Condolences For WWEs Mean Gene Okerlund WhatsApp Videos Articles Ric Flair Pays Tribute To Late Friend Pinterest Facebook Videos Articles Ian Hunter Twitter Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRic Flair Pays Tribute To Late FriendVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 100.00%0:01Remaining Time -0:29 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 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund Now Playing Up Next Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonightlast_img read more

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