APTN National NewsInuk superstar songstress Tanya Tagaq has been nominated for a prestigious Canadian music award.A total of 10 Canadian musicians, including Drake and Arcade Fire, are also on the short-list of nominees for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize.APTN’s Shaneen Robinson has this story.
Twenty-nine (29) fishermen from Karaikal, including four from Nagapattinam in four boats, were apprehended near Mullaitheevu on July 30. After the meeting, Ilango told reporters that attack on Indian fishermen was continuing unabated and they find it increasingly difficult to go to sea for their livelihood. The National Fish Workers Forum general secretary said steps should be taken by India and Sri Lanka to hold a dialogue between the fishermen of both the countries. Puducherry Chief Minister N Rangasamy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to take steps to ensure the release of all fishermen, including those from Karaikal, apprehended by the Sri Lankan forces, Express News Service reported.This was revealed by the CM, when the representatives of Karaikal fishermen, led by National Fish Workers Forum general secretary M Ilango met him on Friday evening. The representatives, led by National Fish Workers Forum leader Ilango, submitted a memorandum on Friday seeking his intervention in the issue. Meanwhile, Veeradasan, a leader of the Karaikal fishermen association, alleged that the Indian Coast Guard personnel had attacked ten fishermen, who were fishing in fibre boats near the Karaikal coast.However, sources from the Indian Coast Guard denied any incidents of attack on Karaikal fishermen.
Australia has decided to co-sponsor the resolution supporting reconciliation, human rights and accountability in Sri Lanka tabled in the UN Human Rights Council on 24 September.Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said that Australia took note of the serious findings of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights investigation on Sri Lanka, particularly that war crimes and crimes against humanity may have been committed by both sides to Sri Lanka’s civil conflict. She says Australia remains committed to supporting a stable and prosperous Sri Lanka and stand ready to assist as Sri Lanka heals the wounds of the past and looks forward to a secure and prosperous future for all its citizens. (Colombo Gazette) “If effectively implemented, these mechanisms will provide Sri Lanka with a platform to achieve genuine reconciliation,” Julie Bishop said. She said Australia welcomes the Sri Lankan Government’s co-sponsorship of the resolution and its commitment to establish independent mechanisms for truth seeking, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence.
VANCOUVER – B2Gold Corp. (TSX:BTO) expects to make a “a big jump forward” in its expansion plans by acquiring CGA Mining Ltd. (TSX:CGA) and its mine in the Philippines through a friendly all-stock deal they value at $1.1 billion.The combined company will have operating mines in Nicaragua and the Philippines and other properties at the development or exploration stage in Latin America and Africa, if the proposed deal gets the required approvals,“For B2Gold, the combination with CGA represents the opportunity to dramatically increase our gold production from 160,000 ounces a year — which is growing from our development projects — to 360,000 ounces a year with the completion of this transaction,” B2Gold chief executive Clive Johnson said.Johnson told analysts in a conference call that the Vancouver-based company expects deposits at or near B2Gold’s two mines in Nicaragua will begin production in the coming years. In addition, a new mine planned for Namibia is expected to produce 100,000 ounces a year when it’s built.“So B2Gold is a rapidly growing company and we’ve taken a big jump forward here in adding what we consider to be, subject to closing this deal, an excellent project — which has great exploration upside and, ultimately, potential to expand production from where it is today.”Shareholders of B2Gold — which had a market value of nearly $1.7 billion before the announcement — will own about 62 per cent of the combined company, which is projected to produce 700,000 ounces of gold by 2016.CGA, an Australian company that lists its shares in Canada as well, had a market value of $895 million prior to the announcement, based on a Tuesday closing stock price of $2.65 per share at the Toronto Stock Exchange.B2Gold’s offer of 0.74 share for each CGA share was worth about $3.18 when announced. B2Gold shares closed Tuesday at $4.30 on the TSX, but fell after trading resumed Wednesday while CGA’s rose.CGA chief executive Michael Carrick said the deal provides an opportunity to join a management team with a demonstrated track record of creating value for shareholders.“B2Gold has a remarkable development profile ahead, and Masbate will play a key role in bringing those projects to fruition. We are pleased to be a part of B2Gold’s platform of growth, discovery and superior performance,” Carrick said in the companies’ joint statement.The combined 2012 production of the two companies is expected to be 350,000 ounces, including 200,000 ounces from CGA’s mine in the Philippines.B2Gold, founded by the former executive and management team of Bema Gold which was acquired by Kinross Gold Corp. in 2007, has two mines in Nicaragua and a portfolio of development or exploration properties in Nicaragua, Colombia, Uruguay as well as in Namibia.CGA’s main asset is the Masbate gold mine, which the companies say is the largest gold project in the Philippines. It has 3.2 million ounces of proven and probable gold reserves.B2Gold shares were down 36 cents or about eight per cent with more than five million shares traded in the first 10 minutes of the market’s open. CGA’s stock gained 17 cents or about six per cent, with 3.3 million traded.. B2Gold plans merger with CGA Mining in all-stock deal valued at $1.1 billion AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Sep 19, 2012 10:10 am MDT
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US employers add jobs at pace not seen since 1999, recover last of positions lost in recession by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jun 6, 2014 6:52 am MDT WASHINGTON – For the first time since 1999, American employers have added more than 200,000 jobs a month for four straight months, offering more evidence that the U.S. economy is steadily growing while much of Europe and Asia struggle.Last month’s gain of 217,000 jobs means the economy has finally recovered all the jobs lost to the Great Recession. And it coincides with indications that American consumers have grown more confident. Auto sales have surged. Manufacturers and service companies are expanding.“I don’t think we have a boom, but we have a good economy growing at about 3 per cent,” said John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo. “We’re pulling away from the rest of the world.”Still, Friday’s report from the Labor Department showed that pay remains subpar for many workers, millions who want full-time work are still stuck in part-time jobs and the number of people out of work for more than six months remains historically high.Monthly job growth has averaged 234,000 for the past three months, up sharply from 150,000 in the previous three. The unemployment rate, which is derived from a separate survey, matched April’s 6.3 per cent, the lowest in more than five years.Investors seemed pleased. The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 88 points.Though the economy has regained the nearly 9 million jobs lost to the recession, more hiring is needed, because the working-age U.S. population has grown nearly 7 per cent since the recession began. Economists at the liberal Economic Policy Institute estimate that 7 million more jobs would have been needed to keep up with population growth.In addition, average wages have grown only about 2 per cent a year since the recession ended, well below the long-run average annual growth of about 3.5 per cent.And unemployment has fallen from a 10 per cent peak in 2009 partly for an unfortunate reason: Fewer people are working or seeking work. The percentage of adults who either have a job or are looking for one remained at a 35-year low in May.Yet the United States is faring far better than most other major industrial nations.Overall unemployment for the 18 countries that use the euro, for example, was 11.7 per cent in April, though some European nations, such as Germany and Denmark, have much lower rates. On Thursday, Europe’s central bank cut interest rates and took other extraordinary steps to try to boost ultra-low inflation, encourage more lending and jump-start growth.Japan is struggling to emerge from more than a decade of sluggish growth and deflation. And China has been undergoing a prolonged slowdown from explosive expansion and is at risk of slowing too sharply.“The U.S. was incredibly aggressive” after the financial crisis and Great Recession, said Daniel Drezner, a professor of international politics at Tufts University. “Compared to Europe in particular, we did much more.”The U.S. government approved stimulus spending and tax cuts, Drezner noted, while many European nations cut spending. The Federal Reserve slashed rates further than the European Central Bank did and launched bond purchases to ease long-term loan rates. Central banks in Japan and Europe have only recently considered the types of unconventional steps the Fed launched in 2008.The solid U.S. hiring gains in May might be expected to lower the unemployment rate. But the two figures come from separate surveys. The job gains are derived from a survey of businesses, the unemployment rate from a survey of households.The two surveys sometimes diverge but usually paint a similar picture over time. For May, the survey of businesses found a bigger job gain than the survey of households did.Average hourly pay rose 5 cents in May to $24.38. That’s up 2.1 per cent from 12 months ago and barely ahead of inflation, which was 2 per cent.Weak pay gains have limited Americans’ ability to spend and held back growth, because consumer spending drives about 70 per cent of the economy.“The sluggishness in wages is the weak link that is preventing the U.S. economy from fully expanding its wings,” said Gregory Daco, U.S. economist at Oxford Economics.One reason pay has lagged: The jobs added since the recession have been more likely to be part time and in lower-paying industries. That pattern was evident in May: Hotels, restaurants and entertainment companies added 39,000 jobs. Retailers gained 12,500, temporary services 14,300.By contrast, construction firms added just 6,000, manufacturers 10,000. Those industries tend to be higher-paying.There are still 2.9 million fewer people working in full-time jobs than when the recession began. And nearly 2.5 million more are working in part-time positions. Those trends have eased somewhat in the past year or so. The number of part-time workers has fallen 500,000 in the last 12 months.Many economists say unemployment has not fallen far enough yet for wages to rise significantly across the economy. But there are some signs that wage pressures might soon emerge. One measure that Fed Chair Janet Yellen has cited as reflective of the job market’s health is the number of people out of work for more than six months. This figure reached record highs after the recession and has declined slowly.The number of long-term unemployed fell 78,000 to 3.37 million last month, down from 4.4 million a year ago. That’s still nearly three times as many as when the recession began.Some companies are starting to raise pay to attract workers. Applied Medical Technology, based in Cleveland, has raised the starting wage for its assembly and production jobs to $10 an hour from $8.25.Jeff Elliott, the chief financial officer, said the company wants to add 30 people to its staff of 180. But its job advertisements are “getting less response than we used to get.”Three weeks ago, Kerry Vander Weit, 47, of Portland, Oregon, got her first full-time job in a year and a half. She works in sales for a mannequin company.It was a “great relief,” Vander Weit said, even though she’s earning only about half what she made in her previous job at the Sports Authority. Her husband has kept his job, but they’ve bought a much smaller house and pared other expenses in the past two years.The U.S. economy actually shrank in the first three months of this year as a blast of cold weather shut down factories and kept consumers away from shopping malls and car dealerships. The economy contracted at a 1 per cent annual rate, its first decline in three years.___Contact Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber
A 28-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a car crash in Cork this morning.Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to the incident that occurred at Muckridge in Youghal at about 7.15am.The victim has been named locally as Tony Dineen. He was the driver and sole occupant of the car which hit a bridge on the road. He was airlifted from the scene by a Coast Guard helicopter but he was pronounced dead at Cork University Hospital a short time later.A dedicated member of Eire Óg GAA club, the 28-year-old is mourned by his family, friends and team mates.“He has been one of our greatest servants,” said vice chairman Diarmuid Kirwan. “We are all in shock.“It is a huge loss to the club. To his family. He was such a dedicated hurler and footballer who played with us for 20 odd years.”Describing the young man, he added: “You could always depend on him. Even if he had an injury. Tony was a lovely, quiet, unassuming and friendly chap. He’d never have a bad word about anyone. He is just a huge loss.”A post mortem examination on his body is due to take place today. He is the 181st person to die on Irish roads this year. Gardaí have asked anyone with information to call them at the local station on 021 462 1550 or the confidential line on 1800 666 111.Read: Friends of Irish man who died in hit-and-run campaign for minute silence at Aston VillaMore: “Large amount” of cash stolen in Monaghan robberyRelated: Young girl ‘critical’ as gardaí renew appeal over Galway crash
The reality of having a robot for a butler may be one step closer thanks to a robotics team from the University of Munich (TUM). They have created a pair of autonomous robots that are able to cook stovetop popcorn and prepare sandwiches using a Kinect sensor from Microsoft. Is there anything that peripheral can’t do?Named James and Rosie, the remarkable thing about these two robotic cooks is that they use actual cognition to get their tasks done. Meaning that the movements and actions involved in the cooking process are not pre-programmed events. There’s evidence of this as the duo make small mistakes such as missing the toaster slot with a slice of bread and spilling a few popcorn pieces when serving them into a bowl.The team accomplished this feat in conjunction with TUM’s Cognitive Robot Abstract Machine program, called CRAM for short. Using research that CRAM had already completed, students gave James and Rosie “brains” of a sort.The robots have the capability of recognizing objects around them, using those identifications to call up the different uses an item has. For example, when James sees a toaster, its programming allows it to know that the appliance is used in the process of making toasted bread. What is even more cool is that using the aforementioned Kinect device, both robots are capable of accepting voice commands like “make me a sandwich.” When the duo hears that command, they will assess their surroundings and be able to identify what components are at hand to carry out the function.Popcorn and sandwiches are not the only things that James and Rosie can cook, they can also handle pancakes for breakfast guests. You can see the full video of the duo in action below.Read more at Physorg
Sunday 25 Aug 2019, 2:46 PM Image: Shutterstock/singh_ramana Indian girl dies after slitting throat in second deadly kite accident in a week People in India have started using strings coated in metal or glass to try to cut down competitors’ kites. A YOUNG GIRL riding on a motorcycle with her father in New Delhi, India has died after a glass-coated kite string slit her throat, the second incident in a week.Kite flying is a popular sport in India, but has turned deadly in recent years, with people using strings coated in metal or glass to try to cut down competitors’ kites.The number of deaths and injuries jumps around Independence Day on 15 August when many people traditionally take to the skies, often with kites painted in the colours of the Indian flag.In the latest incident yesterday, the four-year-old was travelling to a temple in India’s capital with her father when nearly half her neck was cut by the string, the Times of India reported doctors as saying.A 28-year-old engineer died on Independence Day when his throat was slit by a kite string while he was riding his motorbike, also in Delhi, media reports said.A three-year-old boy was reportedly electrocuted after his kite string – believed to be wet and coated with metal – came into contact with an electric wire in the city.Last month, a three-year-old died when a kite string was entangled around her uncle’s neck in southern Delhi. The pair, who were riding on a motorcycle, hit a divider and fell off a flyover, News18 television reported.Authorities and animal rights activists say birds have also been maimed or killed by the strings, known locally as manjha.The Delhi government three years ago issue an immediate ban on the production, sale and storage of strings modified to be razor-sharp, after a spate of deaths.The government said anyone caught with the strings faced a five-year jail term and a 100,000-rupee (€1,200) fine. But several neighbourhoods in and around New Delhi continue to sell such strings, despite the ban.- © AFP 2019 https://jrnl.ie/4781542 Share12 Tweet Email1 By AFP 25 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 85,422 Views Short URL Aug 25th 2019, 2:46 PM Image: Shutterstock/singh_ramana
As European leaders welcomed the new PM, they have asked that he and the interim Greek government concentrate on uniting and working together as a priority. European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and the head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, said the Greek Government must now focus on adopting and keeping to last month’s bailout agreement, which is likely to see Greece receive another 130 billion euros in loans and holders of Greek bonds accept a 50 per cent haircut. “Although this will be a transitional government, its workload will be extremely intense,” they said in a joint statement. “A second program of financial assistance must be rapidly concluded. “It is important for Greece’s new government to send a cross-party message of reassurance to its European partners that it is committed to doing what it takes to set its debt on a steady downward path.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her support at a news conference in Berlin. United States State Department spokesman Mark Toner also welcomed the new PM but maintained the world leaders stance that the government needs to work together. Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WWE RAW is live tonight from Miami, Florida.Tonight features the returns of WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey.Also announced for the show is Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins, Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin in an Extreme Rules match and the latest build for SummerSlam in three weeks.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning tonight at 8:00 PM ET. Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook
Posted: April 30, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter University of San Diego Alumni Award for humanitarian service April 30, 2018 Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsShe graduated from the University of San Diego in 1994 and is now being given the USD Alumni award for her 20 plus years of humanitarian work. Tracy Reines was in studio this morning to tell us more about her experiences around the world.Reines is the Regional Director for U.S. Programs for the International Rescue Committee. Reines, an Orange County native, graduated from USD in 1994 and earned master’s degree from Harvard University.Working for the Red Cross, she became leader in disaster response and has led and supported responses to nearly 200 disasters in 75 countries, overseeing more than $500 million in humanitarian assistance to five million people in need.She also has worked in the field serving people affected by the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, and earthquakes in Haiti, Nepal, the Tsunami in Sri Lanka and other disasters.She is currently Regional Director for the New York-based International Rescue Committee that resettles nearly 15 percent of the refugees to the United States, ensuring they can pursue economic, educational and other opportunities.Was one of 10 USD honorees recognized for career achievement, contributions to humanitarian causes, service to USD, and athletic success.She oversaw the distribution of more than $500 million in humanitarian assistance to five million peopled in need. She also worked in the field serving people affected by Hurricane Sandy and earthquakes in Haiti, Nepal and other disasters.Currently she is Regional Director for U.S. Programs for the International Rescue Committee that resettles nearly 15 percent of U.S. refugees Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom
Posted: July 28, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 15th consecutive day, falling one-tenth of a cent to $3.682, its lowest amount since April 3.The average price has dropped 6.3 cents over the past 15 days, including two-tenths of a cent Saturday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service.It is 2.4 cents less than one week ago and 3.2 cents lower than one month ago, but 6.2 cents more than one year ago.“Gas prices are still about 45 cents higher than they were at their lowest point of 2019 in January, but they are heading downward slowly because oil prices are lower than a month ago and local refineries have plenty of fuel inventory,” said Jeffrey Spring, the Automobile Club of Southern California’s corporate communications manager. July 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Updated: 4:45 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Gas prices in San Diego County decrease again KUSI Newsroom,
Maxim publisher Alpha Media Group has named Joseph Mangione as CEO. Mangione served as CMO at Alpha for a number of months ending in early 2008.According to Alpha Media, Mangione will be tasked with building the company into a “totally integrated” media and marketing operation, leading its print digital, TV, mobile, international, licensing, event marketing, promotion and film divisions. His appointment was first reported by Ad Age.Mangione replaces interim Alpha CEO Paul Miller, who was appointed by private equity owner Cerberus Capital Management. Before that, Stephen Duggan served as CEO after sharing the title with co-chief executive Glenn Rosenbloom, who left the company in 2008. Prior to stepping up as co-CEOs, Duggan had been Alpha’s chief financial and operating officer while Rosenbloom, a former group publishing director at Disney’s consumer magazine division, served as Alpha’s president. Duggan and Rosenbloom replaced Kent Brownridge, the former Wenner Media chief executive who engineered Quadrangle Group’s acquisition of Dennis Publishing’s U.S. portfolio (including Maxim and Blender, but not The Week) for $240 million in 2007, as CEO. He left the company in August 2008 and was named general manager at the U.S. edition of OK! magazine, which is owned by Northern & Shell. Brownridge resigned from that post four months later.Through the first quarter this year, Maxim saw ad pages increase 6.2 percent to 107.09 pages. In 2009, the magazine saw its ad pages tumble 23.2 percent.
Before taking the helm as CEO in April 2002, Rice served as president and COO. Before that Rice held positions including vice president and special assistant to the publisher and fashion coordinator for the Ebony Fashion Fair.Through the first half of 2010, Ebony magazine’s advertising pages declined 26 percent while Jet’s fell 30.2 percent, according to PIB figures. Both titles have recently been revamped editorially. The apparent game of musical chairs among consumer magazine publishing’s top execs continues Tuesday as Desiree Rogers is named CEO of Ebony and Jet publisher Johnson Publishing. Current chairman and CEO Linda Johnson Rice—whose father founded the company in 1945—will remain with the company as chairman.Rogers, a former White House social secretary who stepped down in February, joined Chicago-based Johnson Publishing in June as a consultant. Last month, Anne Sempowski Ward resigned as president and COO. It was rumored at the time that Rogers was being eyed as Ward’s replacement.
China is considering bringing together its banking, insurance and securities regulators into a single super-commission following the summer’s stock market crash that was blamed in part on poor inter-agency coordination, sources said.China’s stock markets .CSI300 dropped by more than 40 percent between mid-June and August, forcing Beijing to take unprecedented measures to prevent a wider panic, and embarrassing the government, and delaying planned improvements to nascent derivatives and futures markets.The uncoordinated policy response prompted senior leadership to begin internal discussions about merging the three main financial regulators, part of a broader goal to reform China’s markets, said a senior official at one of the regulators involved in the process.A financial services executive who is in frequent contact with regulators, and a source close to the senior leadership confirmed discussions were taking place.Industry insiders have expected a shake-up in the regulatory apparatus in the months following the crash, and sources said that Beijing had already begun exploring a replacement for China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) head Xiao Gang.The three regulatory agencies that may be merged are the CSRC, the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and the China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC).The three regulators did not immediately respond to requests for comment.POWER SHIFTBeijing is looking at Britain’s regulatory set-up as a model, among other options, the senior regulator source said. Britain reformed its regulation after the global financial crisis, handing the Bank of England more control over the financial system, partly in the hope of avoiding future bank failures.It’s not clear whether the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), the country’s central bank, would be part of any new super-regulatory body, the sources added.Currently, China’s three regulators operate independently, each reporting to the State Council, or cabinet.”It’s quite difficult to differentiate between a securities company versus an insurance company versus an asset management company, yet they are under different regulatory umbrellas and belong to different regulators. This leads to a lot of overlap,” said Zhou Hao, economist at Commerzbank in Singapore.”This is something that follows the more sophisticated and more straightforward regulatory framework, which I think has done quite well in the British system,” he added.Discussions around a unified financial supervisory commission have been ongoing for more than a decade.Those plans haven’t moved forward, but in August 2013 the State Council created a system to coordinate meetings on monetary and financial supervision, headed by the central bank and including the regulatory agencies.More recently, authority figures have discussed publicly the need for major reform of China’s financial and markets regulators.Yang Weimin, Vice-Director of a central financial policy making committee, told a State Council news briefing last week that China will reform its regulatory structure as stated in its latest Five-Year Plan, because of market volatility and cross-asset developments.And local media reported late last week that Yin Zhongqing, Deputy Director of the finance committee of the National People’s Congress, suggested the central bank, CBRC, CSRC and CIRC be merged into a single regulatory body when conditions are ready.In August, a report from the Financial Stability Board, the international regulatory body comprised of central banks, urged China’s regulators to work more closely and clearly define their roles to improve risk management in the financial system.Any move to centralize regulatory supervision would shift power away from the three current agencies and create a more direct link between market oversight and China’s leadership. A new institution would be overseen by the State Council, the senior regulatory source said.No decision has yet been made, and any process of integration would likely take some time.
Shatrughan Sinha. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsActor-turned-politician and Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha has said that he has done no wrong in campaigning for his wife Poonam Sinha, who is the Samajwadi candidate for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat.Sinha, who has been facing flak for not campaigning for the Congress in Lucknow, told IANS in an exclusive interview here on Saturday clarifying for the first time, said: “I do not understand why this controversy is being unnecessarily stoked.”When I joined the Congress last month, I had told the party leadership that I would support and campaign for my wife and they had agreed.”He said that he had been hearing about protests from Lucknow Congress candidate Acharya Pramod Krishnam but “no one from the senior rank in the party has spoken to me on this issue because they all know the facts”.”Even the Samajwadi Party has been informed that once the Lucknow polling is over on 6 May, my wife Poonam will be campaigning for me in Patna and they have no objection. For me, it has always been family first,” he added.Moreover, he said: “I have completed the pati-dharam by campaigning in Lucknow and Poonam will undertake her patni-dharam by campaigning for me in Patna.”Sinha said that he had been offered the Lucknow seat several months ago by the Samajwadi Party. “But I had already made a commitment to the people that I will not change the location of my election which is Patna Sahib,” he explained.In Patna Sahib in Bihar, Sinha is pitted against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and the competition is said to be tough.”I will now be stationed in Patna which is my home. Even when I joined films in Mumbai five decades ago, I maintained my relations with Patna. I would visit the place regularly and people there treat me as family. For them I am the ‘Bihari Babu’,” he stated.Asked whether he would campaign for the Congress too, the actor-turned-politician said: “I have been campaigning across the length and breadth of the country for the Congress and will be available whenever and wherever required.”Talking about the tone and tenor of his campaign, Sinha said: “Of course, I will place my side of the story about why I left the BJP after almost three decades because a lot of rubbish is on the propaganda machine.”I will also underline the need for change and the importance of my party Congress. I have never indulged in negative campaigning but if others throw mud on me, I have the right to wipe it off.”
From Tesla to Apple to Google to Mercedes and beyond, it appears that the future of the auto industry lies, in part, in the development of self-driving vehicles. Now, one auto company has upped the stakes with an ambitious publicity stunt.United Kingdom-based auto-parts maker Delphi modified an Audi Q5 SUV to drive autonomously. If that wasn’t cool enough, the company had the car drive itself 3,400 miles from San Francisco to New York City. In all, the trip took nine days, starting out on March 22 near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Nicknamed Roadrunner, the car navigated through mountains, heat, traffic jams, trucks, road construction and even tumbleweed, Delphi says.The car arrived in Manhattan this week just in time for the big New York International Auto Show. Of course. Related: Mercedes’ Self-Driving Car Says Hello to San FranciscoDelphi unveiled the car in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Roadrunner is equipped with six long-range radars, four short-range radars, three vision-based cameras, six lidars (light detection and ranging devices), a localization system, intelligent software algorithms and a full suite of Advanced Drive Assistance Systems, according to Delphi.Delphi tested the self-driving car’s capabilities on the streets of California and Las Vegas before undertaking the cross-country journey. “Delphi’s active safety technologies enable the vehicle to instantaneously make complex decisions, like stopping and then proceeding at a four-way stop, timing a highway merge or calculating the safest maneuver around a bicyclist on a city street. Many of these driving scenarios have been a limitation for much of the current technology on the market today,” Delphi said in its announcement of the project.Related: Self-Driving Cars Could Generate Billions in RevenueBut do people really want to give up their control to a car that drives itself? “There’s some [interest],” Delphi CTO Jeff Owens said today on CNBC’s Squawk Box. “There’s a desire for mobility. There’s a desire for more safety. We tend to think of this as an opportunity to improve our active safety equipment that will help provide the driver help when you need help. The car never gets distracted even when the driver is.”Even then, the legal and regulatory hurdles mean driverless cars are “at least” 10 or 15 years away from being available widely to consumers, Owens said.Here’s a look at Delphi’s promotional video for the Roadrunner:Related: Apple Studies Self-Driving Car, Auto Industry Source Says 3 min read Register Now » April 2, 2015 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Gap Adventures welcomed record breaking results for the month of June this year, despite receiving news that the company had lost the rights to operate under its name in the US.In his only Asia Pacific interview since news of the name change broke, Gap Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip told e-Travel Blackboard that while he was “disappointed” over the news, industry support has been overwhelming and the company’s results increased by up to 28 percent in the same week of the announcement.“Right after the results came up on Monday, we achieved the largest sales week for the company in June,” Mr Poon Tip explained.“Australia led the charge for our record week and… the support has been good and we feel it from our customers.”Overall for the month of June, Gap Adventures experienced a 20 percent growth in sales, an increase rate Mr Poon Tip does not expect to see deterred by the US court’s decision to have the tour company change its name in the US.Although advised to cease operations under the Gap title from 1 September 2011, the company’s head believes that the decision is not likely to impact overall sales, with the US market making up only 12 percent of its business.Mr Tip added that while the company would enter the appeal process, he is still excited over the opportunity to redesign the company’s branding with top product development group, FutureBrand.“It’s not the best scenario to have a different name in the US but it’s not impossible,” Mr Poon Tip said. “We’re getting a chance to revision the company, something we have never had the chance to do.”While for the moment the company focuses on its US image, Mr Tip said that business will continue past the “bump in the road” and will release new brochures by October this year.“We been the Great Adventure People (Gap) for 21 yrs, we promote our culture and outstanding customer service as part of our brand,” Mr Poon Tip concluded.“A lot of people are upset and emotionally tied to our brand… sometimes things are not fair but this is just a bump in the road for us and we just accept it as a challenge and we never complain about challenges because we’ve been so fortunate“It’s important to remember that nothing much has changed, it is just another bump in an incredible story about a company that’s done great things.”
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The UVSS will be first implemented at CST and Lokmanya Tilak Terminuswhich see heavy passenger traffic daily and later extended to other stations As part of ISSRPF has improved security infrastructure at stations by providing improved CCTV camerasdoor metal frame detectorshand-held metal detectors and luggage scanners priyaldave@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 27 2017 10:49 am Vivo V5s smartphone will launch in India today and it is expected to be priced under Rs 20000 Related News Vivo V5s another smartphone with a focus on the selfie mania will launch in India today Vivo V5s is the third smartphone in the selfie series to launch in India from the company which stresses on the selfie camera as the USP Vivo V5 was launched in November last year and Vivo V5 Plus was launched earlier this year Vivo will have a livestream for this event as well which will begin at 1245 pm on Facebook YouTube and Twitter Vivo V5s is being touted as the smartphone for #PerfectSelfie and will feature the same 20 megapixel camera we saw on the V5 smartphone In terms of specifications Vivo V5 is expected to feature a 55-inch LCD IPS screen though whether the resolution will be full HD or HD is not clear The design of the phone will be the same as other ones from the company with a 25D curved glass on the front and a metal unibody The processor is a MediaTek MT6750 which is an octa-core one coupled with 4GB RAM and a total of 64GB storage space The front camera is 20MP with F/20 aperture and an LED flash which is supposedly to help with better selfies in low-light conditions The smartphone’s battery is 3000 mAh and the rear camera is 13MP with PDAF and f/22 aperture With the V5 Vivo has branded the front camera as a“Moonlight Camera” because of the front flash It will run Android 60 with a version of the company’s FunTouch OS overlay It will be interesting to see how Vivo prices the new V5s smartphone in India because the V5 cost Rs 17980 while the V5 Plus with dual front cameras cost Rs 27980 in India Vivo also launched a limited edition IPL version of the Vivo V5 Plus at Rs 25980 With the Vivo V5 we had said in our review that this phone is ideal for selfie lovers as the front camera can capture details like texture and contrast which is something you don’t usually find in front facing cameras on most smartphones For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 24 2017 12:52 pm Samsung will launch a new Gear S smartwatch next week at IFA consumer electronics tradeshow in Berlin (Image of Samsung Gear S3 for representation) Related News Samsung is likely to launch a new smartwatch at this year’s IFA consumer electronics tradeshow in Berlin the company told CNBC The smartwatch could be the successor to the Gear S3 which was first launched last year at the annual electronics tradeshow in Berlin In an interview with CNBC Samsung’s president of its mobile communications DJ Koh confirmed that the company will launch a new Gear S smartwatch next week in Berlin The announcement of the next-generation Gear S smartwatch will happen a few days ahead of the Apple Watch Series 3 unveiling which is expected to be announced at Apple’s iPhone 8 event on September 12?Samsung’s executive did not share any details about the new Gear S watch which is likely to called the Gear S4 Koh admitted to the fact that the overall wearable market has been stagnant as devices are “not providing enough useful features” He however feels that the health care applications could help grow the smartwatch market Samsung’s previous generation Gear S3 smartwatch ran on the company’s Tizen OS and had a built-in LTE connectivity There’s also a possibility that Samsung could unveil one new wearable alongside the Gear S4 next week in Berlin We’re anticipating the launch of the Gear Fit2 Pro which has been leaked on several occasions in the past few weeks A day back noted leaker Evan Blass had spotted the Gear Fit2 Pro on the company’s Malaysian site for a brief period of time That page was taken down before the listing went viral on the internet Even though Samsung entered the wearable market much earlier than Apple the South Korean hasn’t fared well in the segment According to the latest data from Strategy Analytics Xiaomi was the clear leader in the global wearable market in the second quarter of 2017 followed by Fitbit and Apple For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsJammu:The Pakistani army on Sundayviolated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir an official said Representational image PTI Pakistani forces violated the ceasefire in the Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said According to reports the Pakistani troupes resorted to shelling and firing in forward areas Pakistan violated the ceasefire by firing at Indian posts along the LoC in the Kalsia belt of Rajouri district on 31 July On 30 July Pakistani forces had violated the ceasefire by firing from light weapons and medium machine guns in the Baba Khori belt of Naushera sector New Delhi: The Supreme Court will commence the final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute from 5 December a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the medieval-era structure The apex court after an intense deliberation for more than one-and-half-hours reached a consensus on commencement of the hearing on a total of 13 appeals filed against the 2010 judgement of the Allahabad High Court in four civil suits The high court had ruled a three-way division of the disputed 277 acre area at Ayodhya among the parties — the Sunni Waqf Board the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla Another sect of the Muslims under the banner of Shia Central Waqf Board of Uttar Pradesh recently went to the court offering a solution that a mosque could be built in a Muslim- dominated area at a "reasonable distance" from the disputed site in Ayodhya However its intervention has been opposed by the All India Sunni Waqf Board which claimed that judicial adjudication between the two sects had already been done in 1946 by declaring the mosque which was demolished on 6 December 1992 as that belonging to the Sunnis A specially constituted bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra asked the contesting parties to complete the translation of the exhibits of the documents likely to be relied upon into English within 12 weeks since these were in eight different languages including Hindi Sanskrit Urdu Persian Pali and Arabic File image of the Supreme Court AFP The bench also comprising justices Ashok Bhushan and Abdul Nazeer asked the Uttar Pradesh government to complete within 10 weeks the translation of the evidence recorded for adjudication of the title dispute in the high court into English The bench made it clear that the parties would have to strictly adhere to the time frame fixed by it and that no adjournment would be given under any circumstance The top court said it would not allow the matter to take any shape other than the civil appeals and would adopt the same procedure as was done by the high court It said it would strictly go by the Civil Procedure Code and the Evidence Act Senior counsel CS Vaidyanathan appearing for Lord Ram Lalla and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta representing the UP government pressed for early hearing of the matter but senior advocates Kapil Sibal Anoop George Chaudhari Rajeev Dhavan and Sushil Jain representing other parties including All India Sunni Waqf Board and Nirmohi Akhara were not in favour of commencement of the hearing before January next year Sibal even said that it was a serious matter and the hearing should not be started in haste BJP leader Subramanian Swamy an intervenor in the matter made an attempt to raise the issue of the fundamental right of religion of the Hindus under Article 25 of the Constitution He said during the adjudication of the matter he would like to make out a case that the fundamental right should get precedence over the property right However the bench made it clear that it would first hear the main appellants and respondents in the case which involved the parties like — Sunni Waqf Board the Nirmohi Akhara and the Lord Ram Lalla A major part of the deliberations revolved around the issue of completion of the pleadings as the Sunni Waqf Board and the Nirmohi Akhara took a tough stand that till the entire set of documents was translated the hearing should not commence Their stand was strongly opposed by the counsel for Lord Ram Lalla and the UP government which said that almost seven years have passed since the judgement of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court and the contesting parties should have completed the translation work earlier However the counsel for the Nirmohi Akhara and the Sunni Waqf Board submitted that the documents including the judgement running into 9000 pages had come to them only an year ago and they would take at least four months to complete the translation work They also opposed a suggestion of the bench and senior counsel representing Ram Lalla the UP government and others that the parties relying on relevant documents themselves place the translation of the extracts of the exhibits saying that all documents should be referred to official translators The bench said the parties themselves would translate the required documents and in case of any dispute it would examine it at the relevant time The apex court also allowed the substitute names of appellants and respondents in case those who were originally involved had died by their legal heirs or representatives and said that the same could be made known through public notice in leading dailies both in English and vernacular languages in the area concerned While the bench was considering a framework completion the pleadings to commence the final hearing Sibal stressed on following of the stipulated procedure by asking it not to circumvent the process He went to the extent of saying that "the judges were donning the role of registrars" However the bench said it was doing so as the parties have not allowed the registrar to complete the formalities Many of the original plantiffs and defendants in the matter including Mohd Hashim who was the first person to take the matter to the apex court have died A battery of senior advocates including Vikas Singh Shyam Divan UP Advocate General Raghvendra Singh Huzefa Ahmadi appeared for appellants and intervenors in the matter A three-judge bench of the Allahabad High Hourt in a 2:1 majority ruling had said the land be partitioned equally among three parties — the Sunni Waqf Board the Nirmohi Akhara and Ram Lalla On 21 July a bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had said that it would soon take a decision to list the matter for early hearing The court’s remark had come on a plea of BJP leader Swamy who sought urgent hearing of the matter Swamy had said the main appeals against the Allahabad High Court order were pending for the last seven years in the apex court and these required urgent hearing He had also said that a separate petition was earlier filed by him seeking enforcement of his right to worship without "much hassle" at the site IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top News Meanwhile, He is living in the past, (Source: Yasmin Karachiwala/Intsagram Top News She’s the woman behind the fit and fabulous bodies of some of Bollywood’s top divas at the moment. 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