Government to start 11 sexed semen labs to improve milch animal breed

first_imgAhmedabad: Union minister Giriraj Singh Sunday said eleven sex-sorted semen laboratories will become operational with twin objectives of improving the breed of milch animals and helping farmers to prevent production of unwanted male calves.While three such laboratories with two lakh doses are expected to start operations from October this year, eight more with capacity of 20 lakh doses will become fully operational by 2019-20. “Eleven sex sorted semen laboratories will begin operating from this year. From October, we will start three two-lakh doses units. By 2019-20, we will begin all units of 20-lakh doses,” said the Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!He was in the city to meet officials of Amul and the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Singh said the government was working towards increasing income of farmers through the use of bio-gas, and that a pilot project has been launched at a village in Gujarat by the NDDB. “My ministry is also working on a pilot project to cultivate organic eggs, and if these two pilot projects (bio-gas and organic eggs) are implemented successfully, they will be replicated using milk societies,” he said. The minister said the government was also working on “egg cultivation”. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed”We produce 30 crore eggs per day. There is an inclination for organic eggs. We will provide desi chicken to farmers at zero cost,” he said. The minister further said that efforts are on to help farmers cultivate organic eggs through the pilot project and improve deep sea fishing using modern boats equipped with hi-tech surveillance. “Prawn farming in fresh water is also being encouraged,” he added. Singh said the Central government will open 20 centres to conserve the indigenous breed of cattle. “We have also decided to open 20 centres for embryo transplant, and each state has been given funds under ‘Gokul Gram Yojana’ to conserve indigenous breed in their respective states. Our primary focus is on conservation of indigenous breed,” he added. Singh said efforts are being made to end diseases in cattle like foot and mouth disease (FMD) and brucellosis that adversely affect farmers’ income. “FMD eats into 30 per cent of farmers’ income. The Centre has released Rs 13,500 crore to uproot FMD in five years. Our ministry has also received fund to uproot brucellosis,” he said. The ministry is also developing a new model for deep-sea fishing. “There are only 52 registered deep sea fishing for the entire coastal belt. We fish using traditional boat, which can at best go up to 20 nautical mile, but not till 200 miles, as they are not equipped with surveillance technology for cyclone, or to sell which area has more fish,” he said.last_img read more

India urges nations to join hands to leverage its strong workforce

first_imgKazan (Russia): India, projected to have the largest working population between 2022 and 2034, has called upon nations to join hands with it to leverage its skilled manpower, with an estimated 10 million youths entering the workforce per annum. India, with a strong 48-member contingent, is among the 63 countries participating in the world’s biggest international vocational skill competition — WorldSkills Kazan 2019, which is underway in the capital of Tatarstan. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”As we know, India is a young nation in an ageing world with the median age of 27.6 years as compared to median age of above 40 in large parts of developed nations. India is also projected to be the region with the largest working population from 2022 till 2034. In view of this, skilling on global standards can ensure global mobility of highly skilled Indian workforce,” Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey said here. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostHe urged nations to come forward to encash this opportunity while attending the second edition of the Summit for Ministers, held in Kazan on the sidelines of the 45th WorldSkills Competition. Ministers from more than 40 countries participated in the summit and deliberated on the most advanced approaches to workforce training system excellence. Participants included Tatyana Golikova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Olga Vasilyeva, Minister of Education of the Russian Federation; Jos de Goey, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee at WorldSkills International; Tang Tao, Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Security, People’s Republic of China, amongst others. Pandey said India’s focus is on ensuring that its demographic dividend is appropriately skilled, and people are productively employed in decent work. “For India, this demographic dividend is a limited opportunity which will peak around year 2040 wherein it is estimated that there would be 46 dependents per 54 workers,” he said. Currently, India has more than 10 million youths entering the workforce every year, he said. “To provide access to quality skilling opportunities within a short time frame, India has adopted an accelerated modular competency-based programme of 200 to 600 hours duration. For enhancing the employability of youths coming out of these short-term programmes, it is envisaged to further skill them under an industry-led apprenticeship program. Youths directly entering the labour market are trained on in-house bridge courses by industry,” he said. At the same time, the minister said industry interface was equally important and one of the key strategies for skilling with scale, speed and standard is the focus on industry-led apprenticeship training. “A comprehensive set of legislative, policy and administrative reforms have been undertaken to create one of the most liberal and industry friendly interventions in apprenticeship. “The intent behind these interventions is to reduce the burden of compliance by moving towards self-certification, provide flexibility to industry in terms of hiring and training apprentices, creating a role for Industry Chambers to be third party aggregators and leveraging technology for process standardisation and simplification,” he said. A National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) was launched in August 2016 to extend financial benefits by the government to industries for taking up apprentices. Targeting high population of youths migrating overseas for good opportunities, the minister said the government has taken numerous initiatives to improve opportunities for decent overseas work and enhance the skills level of emigrating workforce. Detailing initiatives, he said these include a number of government-to-government (G2G) agreements focused on testing centres and joint skilling programmes. “A case study in point is the Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP) of Japan…Indian workers are now going to Japan under this programme due to a G2G agreement. This has also led to setting of several Japan-India Institute of Manufacturing at various locations in India,” the minister said. These G2G and other B2B partnerships have led to development of common standards aligned with countries like the UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Australia and Japan. “Our endeavour is to adopt World Skills as ‘Global Gold Standard’ across the apex institutions of the skilling ecosystem. We started the India Chapter of World Skills – India Skills Competition in 2016. This competition saw over 50,000 participants across 27 states and Union Territories, supported by over 100 corporates and academic institutions,” he said. He quoted a recent by a global consultancy firm in association with industry bodies in India, forecasting that across the Indian workforce in the next five years, 9 per cent would be deployed in new jobs that do not exist today, 37 per cent would be in jobs that have radically changed skill sets, and 54 per cent will fall under unchanged job category. He said as a result, skilling becomes critical, whether it is entry level skilling for persons in ‘Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET)’ category, or finishing skills to improve employability of students graduating out of our educational institutions or upskilling or reskilling of current workforce. The Government of India is supporting IT industry body NASSCOM with an outreach target of 200 million youths in various colleges and employer locations. In addition, Centers of Excellence like the Indian Institute of Skills are focusing on the application of Industry 4.0 technologies in the manufacturing sector, he said. Stressing on the need for an effective partnership between the government, industry and academia, he said building such a three-way partnership is one of the key strategies of the government to ensure future-ready workforce.last_img read more

Infiltrating The Base Inside a terror network right here in Canada

first_imgIn today’s Big Story podcast, they call themselves The Base. They are white supremacists who don’t think the alt-right goes far enough. And they recently began looking for new members in Winnipeg. This isn’t a group planning protests and marches. They are actively planning to start a violent race war.So when posters went up in Winnipeg looking for new would-be terrorists, Winnipeg Free Press reporter Ryan Thorpe went undercover. Over the course of a month, he went through the vetting process, convinced the group he was legit, and met with their man in Winnipeg in person. That man was a member of the Canadian Army Reserves. He was allegedly taken into custody this week, after Thorpe’s investigation was published.This is what it’s like to infiltrate a terrorist organization in your own backyard.GUEST: Ryan Thorpe, Winnipeg Free Press (Read Ryan’s feature report, Homegrown Hate, right here.)Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.You can subscribe to The Big Story podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google and SpotifyYou can also find it at read more


first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment For its part, YouTube has launched a series of wellness videos to help creators achieve a better work-life balance.In a statement YouTube Canada’s Nicole Bell told CBC News: “We love Lilly and support her decision to take some time out. We and the rest of Team Super will be ready and waiting when Lilly comes back better than ever.”She also added that the technology YouTube uses to recommend videos doesn’t take upload frequency or past performance into consideration.For her part, Singh says she’s taking the break to re-evaluate how she defines success. It may be a week or a month, or however long it takes until her “soul feels ready to do so.”By Eli Glasner | CBC Arts Singh is just the latest in a string of YouTube creators who have voluntarily stepped away from the platform, talking about dealing with burnout.Canadian Elle Mills posted her own video Burnt Out At 19 in May in which she talked about battling depression even as her subscriber count grew.In her video, Singh referred to vloggers Alisha Marie and Grace Helbig as creators who have prioritized their mental health and recently taken breaks. Advertisement Singh is No. 8 on the Forbes list of top-earning YouTube stars. (Rick Matharu/Canadian Press) Advertisement Facebookcenter_img While Singh says her decision is “in no way a reflection of how I feel about the platform,” she did speak about her frustrations, describing YouTube as a place where “creators believe that we have to pump out content consistently even at the cost of our life and our health and our mental health and our happiness.”Singh also says she “could be mentally healthier,” adding there are issues she needs to address that she can’t when she’s constantly creating content.Singh has spoken about her struggles with mental health before and talked about falling into a severe depression during her third year of university.In fact, Singh credited YouTube for helping her to recover and find a way to share her brand of positivity.But in the new video, Singh also shares her frustrations with the platform, one she says she no longer understands.It makes creators believe that we have to pump out content consistently even at the cost of our life and our health.– Lilly Singh about YouTubeAs YouTube has evolved so has the algorithm that suggests videos to viewers. Other vloggers have complained about the challenge of constantly creating content for a constantly shifting system.Speaking to CBC News, Elle Mills talked about feeling trapped. “It’s like running on a treadmill, and it just keeps going faster and faster. Sometimes you need to slow down and you are unable to slow it down.”Even Singh, who is a published author with a growing acting career and her own production company, says she’s no longer happy with the content she’s’ve given us so much of your time over the last 8 years, it’s only fair you get some for yourself. i continue being so so proud of you and the things that you’ve accomplished and are yet to accomplish, and i can’t wait to see you back, happier and better than ever.— amu (@TeamSuperOG) November 13, 2018 Login/Register With: Lilly Singh says she doesn’t understand YouTube and is taking a break to focus on her mental health.The announcement from the Scarborough, Ont.-born YouTuber, who rose to fame with a series of music videos and comedy skits, came in a video posted Tuesday.Singh who also goes by the nickname Superwoman and encourages her followers to “be a bawse” posted a video titled I’ll see you soon…. In it, she says she’s “mentally, physically and emotionally and spiritually exhausted.” Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Qatar Airways to Buy 2549 Percent Stake in Royal Air Maroc

Rabat – Qatar Airways is set to buy anywhere from a 25 to 49 percent stake in Royal Air Maroc in the near future, according the Qatari carrier’s chief executive.Reuters reported that the airline had reached an “understanding” with the Moroccan government that the renowned carrier will purchase a miority stake in Royal Air Maroc if required.“Talks have not started but on the high level there is an agreement,” Akbar Al Bakir, the CEO  of the Qatari airline said. “There is an understanding between the governments that Royal Air Maroc needs help and Qatar Airways would be very forthcoming.” Currently, the Qatari airline is also in communication with the Italian carrier Meridiana to acquire a 49 percent stake.The Qatari actors have until June to decide on their position regarding the deal.Baker said his airline’s resources has been focused on the potential partial purchase of the Italian airline, meaning Qatar Airways awaits the closure of the Meridiana deal before considering an agreement with Royal Air Maroc.The Reuters report on the Qatari airline noted that the success of the deal with Meridiana depends on corporate restructuring and possible job losses for the airline being bought.The Moroccan airline has shown an interest in contributing to the achievement of the African Development Bank’s development goals for the years 2013 to 2022.A new route between three African capital capitals – Accra, Ghana, Freetown, Sierra Leone and Monrovia, Liberia – aimed to improve “regional economic integration” according to a Morocco World News report from February. read more

German automaker Mercedes opens new Russia factory

BERLIN — Germany’s Daimler AG has opened a new Mercedes factory in Russia, part of a 250 million euro ($281 million) investment it says will create 1,000 jobs.CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday the Moscow-area plant will produce Mercedes sedans and SUVs for the local market, and is part of a strategy to move production closer to customers.The opening was attended by German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, who also was meeting President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials on a two-day visit. Ministry spokeswoman Annika Einhorn said the trip aimed to address “opportunities and challenges for German business in Russia.”Germany’s government stressed the visit didn’t signal a return to business as usual. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said Germany’s position on sanctions imposed over Russia’s actions in Ukraine hasn’t changed.The Associated Press read more

UPFA meets polls chief over National list

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) lawyers also took part in the meeting. (Colombo Gazette) The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has has discussions with Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya on the UPFA National List.The discussion took place today between UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha, former Minister, Professor G.L Peiris and the Elections Commissioner.

Bucks to boast army of backs

The Ohio State Buckeyes are used to having quality running backs, just not having several of them at one time. Throughout Jim Tressel’s tenure at OSU, the Buckeyes have usually had a top ball carrier in the backfield, but little depth beyond that. “As far as numbers, we went a few years with really shaky numbers in 2001, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04,” Tressel said about his lack of depth at tailback. “In ‘05 we were OK.” This season, however, depth should not be a problem for the Bucks, as they will have an army of quality running backs to carry the football. Although it looks like OSU should be set at the position, Tressel was quick to point out that running back is the one position where you can never have enough options. “I hesitate to ever talk about depth at tailback because it takes two sprained ankles and a bruised thigh and a broken hand and you end up being empty again,” Tressel said. “But we’ve got a chance there.” At the top of the depth chart, OSU returns both players who shared the starting role in 2009. “Boom” and “Zoom” is how they are most often known. Daniel Herron and Brandon Saine were the players who led OSU to the Rose Bowl when the Buckeye offense became primarily run-oriented late in the season. Herron can get the tough yards, while Saine is a home-run threat whenever he touches the football. Together, they are a two-headed monster that opposing defenses have struggled to contain, Tressel said. “I do think we have some real solid guys in ‘Boom’ and ‘Zoom,’” Tressel said. “Those guys are really good.” Saine took strides last season when Herron went down with an ankle injury and the two combined to be an effective duo in sharing the role of starter. This spring, however, it has been Saine who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. “I want to be out there,” Saine said. “You see the competition, all the yelling and everybody getting into it. I’m just over here standing and I can’t do anything, saying, ‘Please don’t run into me.’” Behind the tag team, the Buckeyes have a plethora of quality young players who will be looking to make an impact. Last year, Jordan Hall found himself thrust into the lineup early in his career. This season, he should continue to improve as one of OSU’s best young talents. “Jordan, he’s a great back,” Saine said. “He might look small if he walks by you, but he’s one of the strongest of the group. He might have the strongest bench out of all of us. He’s able to hide behind the linemen and he’s real shifty.” Herron cited Hall’s vision as the one thing he thought set him apart from the rest of the running backs. In addition to Hall, Jaamal Berry and Carlos Hyde are two other young backs who could be in the mix to get carries. “Jordan and Jaamal have been good,” Tressel said. “I’ve been very impressed with Carlos Hyde, the way he moved in the winter drills, and he looked very fluid out here for 230-some pounds.” Behind those five options, the Buckeyes also have Jermil Martin and incoming freshman Roderick Smith, who could figure into OSU’s future plans. The fact that all of OSU’s options bring something unique to the position is a good thing. The stable of running backs OSU now possesses can help take pressure off quarterbackTerrelle Pryor and the running backs will be a big part of the Buckeyes’ attempt to win the national title.“It’s safe to say we have a lot of options,” running backs coach Dick Tressel said. “I would go one step further and say lots of good options, so that’s even better.” read more

Baroness Brady told to come clean on Sir Philip Green after quitting

Writing in the Telegraph, Mary Portas said that Lady Brady needed to answer questions about the scandal for the sake of victims.“Of course, it’s not easy to raise your head above the parapet when you’re already in a vulnerable position, and it’s understandable if women who are less well-established do not feel empowered to do so. But when you’ve made it as far as Lady Brady, you owe it to other women to show courage”, she wrote. Their comments came as Lady Brady, who is well-known for her role in BBC’s The Apprentice, resigned as Chairman of Taveta only two weeks after issuing a statement saying that she intended to “remain in post” because of a “sense of duty” towards the employees, including her own daughter, Sophia. Earlier this month, the businesswoman proclaimed, “Why should I?”, when she was asked by a reporter whether she would be resigning.Since Lady Brady made the comments, she and Sir Philip have been asked to appear before the Women and Equalities Committee to answer questions.  They are expected to give evidence within the next month.Well-placed sources have told the Telegraph that Lady Brady is keen to distance herself from the allegations made against the businessman and it is understood that, since the accusations emerged, senior staff have been re-examining claims made about “inappropriate” behaviour by Sir Philip.The resignation of a second Taveta executive – Sharon Brown, the only woman who served as a non-executive director and did not simultaneously work for the retail firm – was announced at the same time.  Baroness Brady addresses the Conservative Party ConferenceCredit:Paul Grover/Paul Grover Baroness Brady must reveal what she knew about accusations that Sir Philip Green sexually and racially harassed staff following her resignation as chairman of his business empire, business leaders and MPs have said.Lady Brady, who stepped down as the head of the parent company for Sir Philip’s business empire, is  facing calls to reveal to MPs about what she knew about former employees being “gagged” by the company after they made allegations about the billionaire.Mary Portas, a prominent businesswoman and retail expert, said that Lady Brady “owed it to other woman to speak up”.The former business secretary, Sir Vince Cable, also called for the businesswoman to appear before a Parliamentary committee and answer questions about the scandal.“She is no longer trying to defend the indefensible but of course she will now have to come clean about her own role in Arcadia in relation to the use of NDAs”, said Sir Vince. Baroness Brady addresses the Conservative Party Conference 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. Maria Miller MP, chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, said: “I hope nothing stands in her way of appearing before our committee, particularly not an NDA. The fact that she is no longer the chair of the board of doesn’t stop our invitation”. MPs and other business leaders also called for transparency. Frank Field MP said that Lady Brady’s departure was “long overdue” and echoed calls for her to answer questions.“Lady Brady needs to say whether she was informed, did she know, was she party to these gagging orders of women who were appallingly treated by Sir Philip Green,” said Mr Field.Last month, the Telegraph revealed how the Topshop owner paid substantial sums in out-of-court settlements to former employees who accused him of sexual harassment and racist abuse.A six-month investigation found that one female executive received more than  £1 million after she accused the retail tycoon of groping her and a black employee received a similar amount after allegedly being told that his “problem” was that he was still “throwing spears in the jungle”.Two other female employees were paid hundreds of thousands of pounds each after complaining of Sir Philip’s “inappropriate” behaviour that included “grabbing” one woman by the face and putting another in a “headlock”. read more

Merrimans Mall beauticians given deadline by MCC to permanently relocate

Merriman’s MallThe barbers and hairdressers who left the streets to ply their trade at the Merriman’s Mall will be given until July 31 2017, to remove and find themselves a suitable location.This was the stance taken by Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green on Wednesday in a meeting with the affected persons at the City Hall.Chase-Green explained to the barbers and cosmetologists that the City will not be preparing spots for them to ply their trade, as they disobeyed the previous request to desist from utilizing the streets. This ‘disregard’ has resulted in residents of North Road and Church streets complaining about the state in which the area is in.The vendors blamed the unsanitary conditions on the citizens of Georgetown, since according to them [vendors] they would clean their workstation and leave only to return to find garbage which was littered there.Some of the affected business persons recalled that when they were removed from the Merriman’s Mall last year by Town Clerk, Royston King, he had promised to prepare a location for them to set up their business. As such, they called on the Mayor to honor this promise.However, the Mayor responded that the city is not obligated to facilitate the demands of the vendors. She noted that in the past, structures were established for persons to ply their trade but “this was only because of the good heart of the Council.”Deputy Mayor, Lionel Jaikarran also told the barbers and hairdressers that the Mayor and City Council will be glad to assist them in locating a unit where they can collectively come together, pay the rent and ply their trades.“We realize that you need to make a living…Possibly, we can help you to find a place where 3,4,5 of you can get together and rent a place. We [M&CC] will not be paying the rent, let me make that clear. But we will assist you to the best of our ability to find somewhere where you can all collectively rent,” he said.He further asked that the affected persons respect the decision of the M&CC since plying their specific trade in an open space is not healthy for anyone.“Understand our motives; it is against our Public Law rules, health rules to barber [and provide cosmetology services] not within an enclosed area” Jaikarran said.The entrepreneurs, who once occupied pavements along Croal, America, Longden and Regent streets, were moved to the Merriman’s Mall in May last year.The move was initiated by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.The area was fitted with running water, electricity and toilet facilities.While the facility which was set up free of cost to the operators, each person is required to pay a fee of $1,000 per week for cleaning and maintenance of the area.The Mayor also noted that an extension will be granted for persons to find a suitable working station- preferably in a building- once the Council can see that the persons are actually making an attempt. (Ramona Luthi) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Related’No new vendors permitted within Georgetown’ – M&CC declaresMay 25, 2016In “Business”Enforce regulations but provide appropriate space for vendors – President urges M&CCJanuary 7, 2016In “Internet”Parliament View Mall: Contract up, land owner wants vendors off, gives M&CC deadlineJanuary 5, 2017In “latest news” read more

Slovenian PlayOff Celje PL beat Maribor – Gorenje keeps distance

RK Celje Pivovarna LaskoRK Cimos KoperRK GorenjeRK Maribor BranikSlovenian handball League for the Champion officialy began in Slovenia with the first round matches. Celje Pivovarna Lasko beat Maribor Branik 26:24 in derby match.RK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak 14/1 saves, Skok; Blagotinšek, Mlakar 2, Marguč 5/1, Janc, Razgor, Toskič 3, Ranevski, Skube 5, Poteko, Čavor, Žabič, Zelenovič 3, Mačkovšek 6, Žvižej 2; trener: Vladan MatičRK Maribor: Čudič 2 saves, Pešič 9/1 saves; Štefanič, Mirkovič, Tarabocchia 2/2, Svalina 2, Oštir, Špelič 9, Špende, Razgor 2, Pučnik, Zarabec, Šoštarič 6, Sok, Šimič 2, Mlakar 1, trener: Marko ŠibilaCimos Koper beat Krka 33:28 with important role of right back Novak Boskovic who scored 8 goals. On the other side, Svetelinsek scored 10.Gorenje keeps three points ahead of Celje with an win in Trebnje against Trimo 38:33. Montpellier’s signing for the next season, Jure Dolenec has scored 12 goals…STANDING:1. Gorenje Velenje 442. Celje PL 413. Cimos Koper 354. Maribor Branik 325. Trimo Trebnje 236. Krka 22 ← Previous Story Belarus: SKA Minsk is the new leader! Next Story → DKB Bundesliga: Rhein Neckar Lowen with the last second draw in Lemgo read more

The 9 at 9 Tuesday

first_img 3 Comments The 9 at 9: Tuesday Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day. Nov 29th 2016, 8:35 AM 10,585 Views Tuesday 29 Nov 2016, 8:35 AM Short URL By Sean Murray Image: Shutterstock/Yulia Davidovich Share7 Tweet Email EVERY MORNING, brings you the stories you need to know as you start your day.1. #COLOMBIA: A plane carrying 81 people, including members of a Brazilian football team, has crashed near the Colombian city of Medellin. There are reports of some survivors of the crash.2. #BREXIT: The British Government has distanced itself from a memo outlining plans for Brexit spotted as a lawmaker left Downing Street, which included the aim to “have cake and eat it”.3. #MORTGAGES: A subsidiary of Permanent TSB has been fined €4.5 million for failing to apply the correct interest rates on 222 tracker mortgages.4. #ASTI: After a long night of talks, a potential breakthrough appears to have taken place in talks between the ASTI teachers’ union and the Government.5. #JOBS: There was good news on the jobs front this morning, with 100s of new positions announced with companies such as West Pharmaceutical Services and LinkedIn.6. #BELFAST: A 41-year-old has been jailed for 10 years for a ‘barbaric attack’ where a man was shot seven times in front of his mother.7. #FUNDING: Child therapy provider CARI says pressure on funding is ‘intense’ and becoming ‘unbearable’, and has urged Tusla to take action.8. #AUSCHWITZ:  A German Federal court has rejected a former Auschwitz death camp guard’s appeal against his conviction for being an accessory to murder.9. #BOHEMIANS: The football club has launched an investigation over Roddy Collins’ claims he reported a paedophile while working there over 20 years ago. Image: Shutterstock/Yulia Davidovich Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Note 10 Plus specs vs Note 10 S10 5G S10 Plus and

first_img 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm USB-C 6.17 oz; 175g Mobile Phones 401 ppi 12-megapixel (wide angle), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA) 6.4-inch AMOLED; 3,040×1,440-pixels Samsung Galaxy Note 10 5.93 oz; 168g Up to 1TB 6.20 x 2.92 x 0.31 in 522 ppi 4K Android 9.0 Pie 256GB USB-C 4,000 mAh Pixel density Yes Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, or Samsung Exynos 9825 4,100mAh The Note 10 Plus Andrew Hoyle/CNET On Aug. 7, Samsung unveiled three Note phones: the Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G. With these new additions, keeping track of Samsung’s lineup of phones is an even more confusing task — especially since many of the devices have similar specs and fall into what’s considered the “top-tier” end of the price spectrum. In short, the new Note phones are followups to 2018’s Note 9, and it’s the first time the phone maker announced different Note versions simultaneously: a bigger, “plus” model and a 5G variant.The new Note phones join the ranks of the Galaxy S10 Plus and Galaxy S10 5G. Both are premium Galaxy phones, but the former serves as Samsung’s high-end flagship model and the latter is Samsung’s first 5G phone that can connect to the next-gen network of high-speed mobile data. 4,300mAh Dimensions (Inches) $1,299 8-megapixel Abt Electronics 256GB, 512GB Now playing: Watch this: Fingerprint sensor No 2 162.6 x 77.1 x 7.94 mm Note 10 Plus vs. Note 10, S10 5G, S10 Plus and Note 9 specs Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Weight (Ounces, Grams) Samsung Event TBD 6.98 oz; 198g Front-facing camera In-screen Price (GBP) Yes AU$1,499 (128GB), AU$1,799 (512GB)* 5.94 x 2.83 x 0.31 in Special features Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Battery News • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus to be used to film entire Tonight Show episode Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android 9.0 12-megapixel (wide angle), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 4K Processor $1,099 Connector In-screen Wireless PowerShare; hole punch screen notch; water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Android 9.0 505 ppi Qualcomm 5G Samsung 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels 516 ppi Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus look incredible 4K 6.37 x 3.01 x 0.35 in See It Video capture $999 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor Share your voice Storage 6.4-inch Super AMOLED; 2,960×1,440 pixels No Back of phone 128GB, 512GB, 1TB 12-megapixel (wide angle), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 3D depth (HQVGA) RAM 151 x 71.8 x 7.9 mm 4,500mAh 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel See it Cameracenter_img Wireless PowerShare; 3D depth cameras (not for face unlock); water resistant (IP68); Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 Android 8.1 Oreo No Dimensions (Millimeters) 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 3,040×1,440 pixels 512GB AU$1,499 (128GB) 12-megapixel (wide), 12-megapixel (telephoto) $833 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, or Samsung Exynos 9825 See It Yes TBD Mentioned Above Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus (128GB, prism black) Besides the $949 Note 10, all other phones cost more than $1,000 and have multiple rear cameras, big screens and water resistance. As the priciest of the bunch, the Galaxy S10 5G has the most cameras (four on the back and two on the front) and the biggest battery. You’ll also notice that some phones have expandable storage (the Note 10 Plus, the S10 Plus and the Note 9) while the Note 10 and S10 5G do not. Unlike past years, the latest generation of Note phones do not have a headphone jack as well.For more information, check out the comparison chart below, where we compare each phone spec by spec. Samsung Galaxy S10 5G 6.40 x 3.04 x 0.31 in Display size, resolution 10-megapixel USB-C 6GB, 8GB USB-C Tags $1000 (128GB), $1,249 (512GB), $1,599 (1TB) Headphone jack TBD Galaxy Note and Note 10 Plus are here to wow you 498 ppi Up to 512GB £899 (128GB) £899 (128GB), £1,099 (512GB)* 6.91 oz; 196g 10:55 12-megapixel (wide angle), 16-megapixel (ultra-wide angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) 6.39 x 3.04 x 0.31 in USB-C Price off-contract (USD) Wireless PowerShare; water resistant (IP68); S Pen stylus with Bluetooth connectivity and Air actions $949 162.3 x 77.2 x 7.9 mm How To • How to take badass car photos with your Galaxy S10 Plus 256GB $999 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8 mm 10-megapixel 8GB No 8GB Price (AUD) Android 9.0 Pie TBD Water resistant (IP68); wireless charging; S Pen with Bluetooth connectivity; iris and facial scanning In-screen 4K Expandable storage 10-megapixel, 3D depth (HQVGA) 3,500mAh Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz), or Octa-core Samsung Exynos 9810 (2.7 GHz + 1.7 GHz) 4K Comments AU$1,999 Mobile software In-screen $999 Sprint See It Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor 7.09 oz; 201g 62 Photos CNET may get a commission from retail offers. *Prices at launch Review • Galaxy S10 Plus braces for Galaxy Note 10 impact 6.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 2,280×1,080 pixels Wireless PowerShare; water resistant (IP68); S Pen stylus with Bluetooth connectivity and Air actions Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus $1,000 (128GB), $1,250 (512GB)* 8GB, 12GB 12GB 128GB, 512GB £1,099 Best Buylast_img read more

Officials told to be vigilant during monsoon in Nizamabad

first_imgNizamabad: District Collector MRM Rao has instructed the district officials to be vigilant during the monsoon season at a meeting at Pragati Bhavan here on Monday. He also told the agriculture authorities to make seeds and fertilisers available to the farmers as rains started in the district.Responding to the Collector’s statement, District Agriculture Officer Govind said that AOs and other divisional officers are already reviewing field-level reviews. Also Read – Thimmapur villagers pledge to go plastice-free Advertise With Us MRM Rao advised village panchayats and municipalities to take measures to keep the area clean and directed health department staff to monitor the prevalence of seasonal diseases. The irrigation authorities were told to take precautionary measures at ponds and tanks. The welfare department officials were directed to take measures to prevent health problems for students staying in hostels. Also Read – Opposition leaders exhort farmers to step up agitation Advertise With Us Chiding the officials of revenue, excise, health and education departments for keeping several issues unsolved, the Collector warned them to hold a meeting on 26 June and find out the reasons as to why there are many unresolved issues. Joint Collector Venkateswarlu, DRO Anjaiah, DRDA Ramesh Rathod, ZP CEO Venu and others present at the meeting. Earlier, Collector MRM Rao participated in Grievance Cell programme at the Collectorate and received petitions from the people.last_img read more

Rajya Sabha to take up triple talaq bill for consideration

first_imgThe government has listed the contentious triple talaq bill for consideration and passage in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The bill has already been passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote amidst a walkout by Congress, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, DMK and others. The bill was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could not pass the Rajya Sabha hurdle. Also Read – Odisha’s Conjoined Twins To Return Home 2 Years After Separation Advertise With Us The ruling BJP has issued a whip to its MPs, asking them to ensure their presence in the House. The bill, which criminalises instant divorce by Muslim men and seeks jail term for the guilty, was the first draft legislation tabled by the Narendra Modi government in this first session after it took oath of office for a second term in May. Several opposition parties have bitterly opposed it but the government has asserted that the bill is a step towards gender equality and justice. Parties like the Congress, the Trinamool Congress and the DMK have demanded that it be sent to a parliamentary committee for scrutiny. Unlike lower house, where the BJP-led NDA enjoys strong majority, the ruling alliance will face an uphill task in Rajya Sabha where opposition parties have numerical advantage over the treasury benches. Some of the BJP’s allies, including the JD(U), have also expressed their reservation about the bill.last_img read more

5 takeaways from college footballs Week 1

first_imgFinal: Texas 50, Notre Dame 47 (2 OT). #HookEm— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) September 5, 2016 5. Nebraska and Fresno State and class on Saturday – A genuine goosebumps moment when Nebraska used the “missing man” formation on its first punt of the season. Touching tribute and a special moment. San Diego State declined. Well done all around.ICYMI: @HuskerFBNation‘s tribute to Sam Foltz was perfect. #SF27— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 4, 2016 Advertisement The Notre Dame/Texas instant classic was the cherry on the sundae of the best overall opening weekend in college football history. It had a little bit of everything. Upsets. Standout individual performances. Incredible highlights. And more drama than a divorce mediation.Nick Wright, filling in for Colin in The Herd on Labor Day, proclaimed that college football’s opening weekend was the rare instance of sports living up to, and exceeding, the massive hype.“What was promoted as the best opening weekend in college football history, delivered as the greatest opening weekend in college football history.”With so many story lines from the weekend, here are 5 takeaways:Texas/Notre Dame instant classic – Whoa. This was the most magical night of your youth in sports form. An unforgettable program changing win for Texas and Charlie Strong. This is why we love college football, unless you’re a Notre Dame fan. 2. Houston is here – Future LSU Head coach Tom Herman is Urban Meyer 2.0.  The Cougars rolled Oklahoma and look like they have a clear path to the Final Four (depending on how Oklahoma finishes out). Greg Ward, Jr. and the Cougs look like they can play with anybody.#HoustonCougars run a missed field goal back 100 yards for a TD vs #OU Sooners #Cougars up 25 to 17— Steve Colis (@scolis) September 3, 20163. Saban treats USC like they had a media credential – The Crimson Tide played half asleep in the first quarter against USC. They roasted the Trojans 52 – 3 after that. More importantly, the Tide may have found their quarterback until 2020 in Jalen Hurts. Saban looks scary again.4. Les Miles, hot seat. Hot seat, Les Miles –   They’re officially coming for Les Miles’ head after Saturday’s collapse against Wisconsin. Many had LSU ranked as a Top 5 team, but Saturday proved that Leonard Fournette can only lead the Tigers so far if Brandon Harris is constantly making bad throws and worse decisions. Why can’t LSU ever get a quarterback?last_img read more

Psiphon anticensorship tool review

first_imgPsiphon anti-censorship tool review by Martin Brinkmann on August 08, 2018 in Internet – 9 commentsPsiphon is an open source project designed to assist users across the globe to circumvent censorship and other access restrictions.The project maintains clients for Microsoft Windows, Android, and iOS, and supports VPN, SSH, and HTTP Proxy functionality. The Windows and Android versions can be downloaded directly from the project website, the mobile versions are also available in the official stores.The service is available as a free version and a pro version. The free version has no bandwidth limits and does not even require registration. It is speed-limited, however, to 2 Mbps at the time of writing. That’s good enough for browsing the web and watching videos up to 720p without much buffering. The Pro version is available for about $14 per month. It removes the speed limitation and appears to be only available for mobile devices.The service is based in Canada. Windows users have access to several alternatives: there is the free Windscribe VPN option, and some browsers, Opera for instance, provide access to a browser-based VPN as well.Psiphon privacyPsiphon is refreshingly honest about privacy stating that it does not improve online privacy and that it has been designed primarily as a circumvention tool.Psiphon does not increase your online privacy, and should not be considered or used as an online security tool.While Psiphon encrypts connection data when you connect to its servers, it is not “designed for anti-surveillance purposes” the company notes.The privacy policy highlights the data that Psiphon collects. It highlights that the service may work with third-parties to deliver advertising in the client, and that advertisers may use cookies or web beacons to serve ads to users. Users may opt-out of interest-based advertising according to the privacy policy.Psiphon users Google Analytics and collects aggregate non-personal VPN data statistics. IP addresses are not logged according to the privacy policy but geographical information based on IP addresses is.The service does not log full page URLs but it appears that it does record domain names (which could reveal personal information, for instance when you access your personal domain).Psiphon does encrypt the connection through SSH by default which protects the data so that the Internet Service Provider or other clients in a network cannot see or record these connections or activity.Using PsiphonOne of the greatest strength of Psiphon is that it does not require registration; this makes it dead easy to use as you can just download the client and run it to get started.I looked at the Windows client specifically and the following report is based on the client. The client’s size is surprisingly small and it does not require installation.Just run the program to get started. The service connects to the fastest server automatically on start and opens an “your IP address is” page in the default web browser to show that to the user. Some users may dislike that and there is no option to disable that feature in the client.The client interface displays the connection status as well, and it would be better in my opinion if it would highlight the new IP address there.You can select a different server on the “connected” page. Psiphon supports 20 different regions including United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, or India. The client disconnects and connects to a server in the new region when you pick a different one from the listing.Note that a new browser tab is opened to show the new IP address whenever you switch servers.Speed-wise, you get the advertised 2 Mpbs (a bit more actually but not much) as far as download speed is concerned. It is rather surprising that the service does not limit upload speed. A quick test using various regions supported by Psiphon revealed that; while speed tests revealed a cap of about 2.2 Mbps for downloaded data, upload speed managed to push about 6.3 Mbps to servers on the Internet.The situation was the other way around for select servers. A connection to Switzerland resulted in download speeds of about 6 Mbps and upload speeds of 1.2 Mbps. You may want to experiment with different connections to find the most suitable one that gives you the best experience.The speed is good enough for browsing the web and accessing content. While you can watch videos and make larger transfers as well, the experience may not be optimal at all times. Video services usually pick the right quality based on the connection; don’t expect to stream in 1080p or higher quality though.As far as bypassing censorship is concerned: this works only if the Psiphon servers are not blocked or limited in the region. It is a problem that all VPN providers face on the other hand and not limited to Psiphon in general. Considering that you don’t need to sign up to start using it, it may be worth a shot.The Windows client supports several options of interest:Set the desired region for the initial connection (fastest server is the default).Option to disable timeouts to avoid being dropped (useful for very slow connections)Set transport mode to L2TP/IPSec.Configure upstream proxy if the Windows PC uses a proxy already.Set local proxy ports (default automatic).Split tunnel to use the VPN only for other regions but not the user’s region.Closing WordsPsiphon has a lot going for it. The client is open source and it does not require registration to use it as a VPN. The downsides are that it is speed limited, which is understandable), and that the privacy policy may raise a few eyebrows and may discourage some users from giving it a try.The Pro version does away with the advertisement and thus most of the privacy concerns. The price Psiphon charges for it is quite high, and it appears to be only available for mobile devices and not for Windows.Psiphon is a good alternative especially if you compare it to browser-based VPN services (see VPNs for Chrome, VPNs for Firefox) which collect a lot more data about the user when used.Now You: Do you use a free VPN service? If so which and why?Summary12345 Author Rating5 based on 4 votes Software Name PsiphonOperating System WindowsSoftware Category PrivacyLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

2014 Brings Calm to Californias Housing Market

first_img2014 Brings Calm to California’s Housing Market January 15, 2015 497 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News California’s housing market made more small strides toward stability over the last 12 months, though sales activity took a dip compared to the year before.According to information collected from Realtor associations and multiple listing services statewide, existing-home sales in December totaled a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 366,000 units, down 2.9 percent from a revised rate of 376,890 in November, the California Association of Realtors (C.A.R.) reported Thursday.Compared to a year ago, December sales were up 0.6 percent—a minor improvement, but the first annual increase since July 2013.For the entire year, C.A.R. estimates that 383,320 single-family homes closed escrow across the state, a 7.6 percent decline from 2013.”Home sales were down on a statewide basis, with pockets of gains in sales activity, especially in Southern California and the Central Valley, where home sales were higher than the prior month and year,” said 2015 C.A.R. President Chris Kutzkey. “Not so for the San Francisco Bay Area, which saw run-ups in sales and prices throughout the year. This market has tempered from its earlier frenzied pace mostly due to extremely tight inventory.”The supply of for-sale homes on the market remained tight in December, shrinking to a 3.3-month supply at the current sales rate. A six- to seven-month supply is considered typical for a normal housing market.Meanwhile, the median price of an existing single-family house in the Golden State ticked up 1.7 percent month-over-month and 3.1 percent year-over-year, gaining to $452,570. The increase marked a reversal from a three-month declining trend.Though price gains in the state have continued on a yearly basis uninterrupted for more than two years, those increases have narrowed to a more sustainable pace—a sign that C.A.R. VP and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young took as a good sign.”Home prices have stabilized over the past year, which is positive news for buyers who have been putting off their home search until prices leveled off,” Appleton-Young said. “And with recent news of an improvement in the job market and the lowest interest rates in a year and a half, buyers may be resuming their home search.”With competition over the state’s remaining housing stock fizzling, C.A.R. reported that homes sold at 97 percent of their list price in December, down from a ratio of 98.1 percent at the end of 2013. The Bay Area was an exception, with homes there pulling in about 0.6 percent more than their asking price.center_img Home Prices Home Sales Housing Supply Realtor Association 2015-01-15 Tory Barringer Sharelast_img read more

For anyone keeping track according to ProFootball

first_imgFor anyone keeping track, according to, Sherman has given up seven touchdowns in 228 career targets; Peterson has yielded 16 in 298, including seven in 90 passes his way last season.You’re up, Patrick. And back comes Sherman!Just nine days after Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman tweeted to Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson comparing stats in relation to contract size, Peterson responded.“I don’t want to get into a debate as far as getting the stats that he has and things like that,” Patrick Peterson told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “Obviously his job is much easier than mine.” Comments   Share   He wasn’t done.“If you look at their scheme and you look at our scheme, he’s a Cover-3 corner, period,” he said. “A lot of guys say he’s a shutdown corner, but if you look at film and guys who understand the game, go back and look at film and see how his defense is.“I believe if you put him in our system, I don’t think he’d be able to last, honestly, because I’m asked to do much more than he is.”Sherman didn’t take nine days to respond. Answering a tweet from’s Pete Damilatis, Sherman offered this:@PFF_Pete this kid gave up as many Tds this year as I have in my career. He wouldn’t last in our system bcuz he gives up too many Tds— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) May 22, 2014 Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

More to come on 7172013

first_imgMore to come on 7/17/2013. July 15, 2013We are still going through lots of photos of the terrific 7/13/13 Flam Chen event, here are just a few. [photos by Erin O’Loughlin]African drumming group Planet Djembe and dance company Mamaxe’ Dance Collective.FLAM CHEN with Richard Noel’s STICKS & FINGERS on the stage.last_img