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Victory a validation of govt.’s welfare policies: Khattar

first_imgHaryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday termed the party’s victory in mayoral elections a validation of the welfare policies of his government, but the Congress casts doubts over it saying that “something was amiss” and reiterated its demand to use ballot papers to conduct polls.Addressing a press conference at his Chandigarh residence, Mr. Khattar said that he was thrilled by the poll results and hoped that people of the State would continue supporting the party and ensure its victory in the upcoming Jind by-election and Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections due next year. He credited the victory to the party workers and supporters.Former Congress Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, however, said that “something was amiss” since the BJP won the elections for Mayor in Rohtak and Hisar, but lost the municipal corporations to Independents supported by the local Congress leadership. “The victory of the BJP in Panipat, with a huge Muslim population, also raises doubts. Why did the State Election Commission not use VVPATs for the elections,” he asked. Mr. Hooda added that despite his party’s victory in the recent Assembly elections, he demanded that polls be conducted using ballot papers.He said the BJP could not claim to have defeated the Congress since the party did not fight elections on its symbol. Indian National Lok Dal spokesperson Praveen Atri said though his party, with a traditional support base in rural areas, failed to register a single win, its vote share had increased. He claimed that the party did not suffer on account of recent split, except in Hisar.Referring to the controversial advertisement in Hindi dailies in Karnal wherein the BJP made an appeal to Punjabi voters to vote for it, Mr. Atri said the fact that the Chief Minister had to resort to caste-based politics was a “moral defeat” for the party.last_img read more

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Statistical Fluke? Researcher’s Observations on Tea Party and Science Spark Political Frenzy

first_imgWARNING: Before you read this article, beware that the more scientifically literate you are, the more likely you are to misinterpret this information in a way that supports your own ideology.Sorry. According to psychologist and political scientist Dan Kahan, even seeing that warning won’t help you. “Being warned about cognitive biases doesn’t immunize someone from them,” says Kahan, who works at Yale University.So reader, continue at your peril, as you learn that Kahan is now embroiled in a politically charged controversy in which, he says, his own research on the misinterpretation of scientific research is being deeply misinterpreted.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)“I’m so tired of this,” he tells ScienceInsider.It started innocently on 15 October. On his blog, Kahan posted an informal analysis of survey data that compares people’s comprehension of scientific concepts and their political outlook. The data were gathered from a large U.S. study of how people perceive the risk of vaccination. And when Kahan crunched the numbers, they revealed a small correlation between science comprehension and political leaning. One finding: Those who identified themselves as “liberal” tended to have greater scientific comprehension than those who self-identified as “conservative.”Or, as Kahan put it: “The sign of the correlation indicates that science comprehension decreases as political outlooks move in the rightward direction–i.e., the more ‘liberal’ and ‘Democrat,’ the more science comprehending.” Statistically, the effect was small—a correlation coefficient of r = 0.05—and only weakly significant, with a probability of p = 0.03. That is just under the traditionally accepted threshold of p = 0.05 that researchers use to identify a correlation that is unlikely enough to be the result of chance alone.Many studies of people’s ideological leanings and ability to parse scientific information have found similar correlations. It has added up to the widespread perception that politically conservative beliefs go hand in hand with poor scientific understanding.But Kahan cautions that this interpretation, known as the asymmetric hypothesis, is itself an example of the misinterpretation of scientific information. And he argues that the available data instead supports the symmetric hypothesis, which holds that such biases apply equally to liberal-leaning people.To push back against the tide of misunderstanding and dampen the polarization, in his blog post, Kahan pointed out that survey participants who self-identified with the libertarian-leaning Tea Party movement also showed a slightly higher affinity for understanding scientific concepts. Again, the effect was tiny (r = 0.05) and even less significant (p = 0.05).“[T]he relationship is trivially small, and can’t possibly be contributing in any way to the ferocious conflicts over decision-relevant science that we are experiencing,” Kahan wrote. But he hoped that pointing out the Tea Party factoid would dampen the political polarization, perhaps giving readers pause before making generalizations.The post, however, had the opposite effect. One of the first shots fired was an article on POLITICO titled “Eureka! Tea partiers know science.” More than 20,000 Facebook “likes” later, the website of conservative pundit Glenn Beck shared the good news that, “much to [Kahan’s] surprise, the data found a strong correlation between science comprehension and self-identified TEA Party members.” Science writer Chris Mooney then weighed in, noting that it was ironic that Beck, a leading light of the Tea Party, “muffed the statistics” in “trying to show that tea partiers are good at science.” The public discussion grew far more polarized and vitriolic on Twitter.For his part, Kahan took to his blog on 19 October to decry some of the misreporting, and muse on the ironies, in a post titled, in part: “Congratulations, tea party members: You are just as vulnerable to politically biased misinterpretation of science as everyone else!”“Tea party members are like everyone else, as far as I can tell, when it comes to science comprehension,” he wrote. “Is this something to be proud of?  I don’t think so. It means that if we were to select a tea-party member at random, there would be a 50% chance he or she would say that ‘antibiotics kill viruses as well as bacteria’ and less than a 40% chance that he or she would be able to correctly interpret data from a simple experiment involving a new skin-rash treatment.”Of the “recurring irony” of the misrepresentation of such results, Kahan wrote: “It’s funny. It’s painful. And it’s depressing—indeed, the 50th time you see it, it is mainly just depressing.”“I really empathize,” says Michael Dodd, a psychologist at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, whose own research touches on the effects of political beliefs on perception. By the time the information reaches the public, he says, journalists have already injected their own ideological biases. “When we do interviews on our biology and politics work, interviewers are quite clearly getting us to try to make a claim or give them a sound bite that is provocative, but is an overreach based on the data,” he says. In spite of “bending over backwards” to correct journalists’ misinterpretations, he says, “I can’t say a mainstream article has ever been published on my work where I didn’t think the author was taking liberties with what we said in our interview or our paper in order to make the story flashier.”But even a news story about these cognitive biases, like the one you are reading, is unlikely to make a dent, Dodd says. “It’s unfortunate and I don’t think it will end anytime soon.”Kahan is somewhat more optimistic. In a lengthy e-mail to ScienceInsider, he notes that “[t]he number of issues on which we see cultural conflict over relevant science is minuscule in relation to the ones in which we don’t.” And he argues that people can only ignore science that is relevant to their well-being for so long.  “[W]ays of life that fail to align their members with the best available evidence on how to live well,” he writes, “will not persist.”last_img read more

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Arunachal has tremendous scope in adventure sports: Khandu

first_imgItanagar, Sep 30 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh has tremendous scope and potential in aero, aqua and land adventure sports to make it a leading adventure tourism destination of the world, Chief Minister Pema Khandu said today.The chief minister called for creation of skilled manpower to promote this untapped sector.Khandu had a meeting with Colonel Gulshan Chadha, Principal of National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), located at Dirang in West Kameng district of the state.He asked Col Chadha to train manpower with specialisation in adventure sports, an official release said.”The more specialised human resource we develop, better are opportunities to attract adventure enthusiasts from all over the world,” Khandu observed.Col Chadha had called on the chief minister here to submit the annual administrative report of the institute.The chief minister assured him that the state government was committed to provide every possible platform to attract tourists so that people of the state are gainfully employed and economic activities get a fillip. PTI UPL SUS DIPlast_img read more

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Rakitic: Big clubs wanted me but who can leave Barca?

first_imgIvan Rakitic insists he was never close to leaving Barcelona, despite receiving offers to do so over the summer.The Croatia international, so instrumental in his side’s run to the World Cup final over the summer, was heavily linked with a move to Ligue 1, with both PSG and Monaco reportedly willing to offer him huge wages.Manchester United were also linked with the 30-year-old, but he says that he and his wife decided together that he should stay at Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “I read rumors about my transfer from Barcelona, there were offers, some big clubs wanted me but honestly, I spoke to my wife and we made a conclusion that I am happy here and proud to be part of this big club,” he told Novi list.”I’ve been part of that nice story with Barcelona for some time and it is not time to leave yet. Well, who could find it easy to leave Barcelona?”Rakitic has won a plethora of trophies at Barca, lifting three La Liga titles, four Copa del Reys and the Champions League.However, Barca have not won Europe’s most prestigious club competition since 2014-15, with Real Madrid establishing a stranglehold on the competition.Los Blancos have won the last three incarnations of the tournament, and Rakitic is clear on what he thinks should be Barca’s main objective this season.”It is time Barcelona returns to European glory,” he added. “Our big aim is to win Champions League.”However, he accepts that it will be difficult to win La Liga, despite Cristiano Ronaldo departing Real for Juventus.”Everyone thinks it will be easier in La Liga after Ronaldo went to Juve but Real is always Real, with or without Ronaldo,” he added.”They will play a little different, with mix of young and older experienced players. But a lot of it, in Spain and in the Champions League will depend on Barcelona.”last_img read more

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SPORT RESULTS 3

first_img3rd Race: THE N KARANJAWALLA CUP 2YO ONLY (abt) 1100m. 3rd Race: THE N KARANJAWALLA CUP 2YO ONLY (abt) 1100m. Houtzen (Mr.Akhilesh Kumar Gupta & Mr.Sultan Singh rep. Sohna Stud Farm Pvt. Ltd) 55.5 Hindu Singh first. Lakshaya 57 Md. Azharuddin second, Viserion 57 Dasrath Singh third & The Sixth Seal 57 C S Jodha fourth Not Ran : Advika Won by 4, 5-1/2, & 2-1/4 Time: 1m 08.826 sec Tote: Rs 46/-for win, Rs13/-, and Rs 21/- for places Fc: Rs 179/- Shp: Rs 41/- Thp : 32 Tanala: Rs 435/- Favourtie: Viserion Winner Trained by: Rutherford Alford. — (more) PTI Corr LNS LNS AHlast_img read more

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‘Superlungs’ gave dinosaurs energy to run and fight: Study

first_imgBeijing, Oct 25 (PTI) Superefficient, bird-like lungs may have given dinosaurs the energy to run and fight by pumping in a constant supply of oxygen, according to a study. In the oxygen-poor air of the Mesozoic era, nothing should have been able to move very fast, however, Velociraptors could run up to 64 kilometers per hour, said researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Biologists have long known that birds, which descend from one branch of extinct dinosaurs, have an unusual, sophisticated respiratory system that enables powered flight. However, paleontologists have debated whether those superlungs arose only in birds or earlier in dinosaurs. Unlike humans and other mammals, whose lungs expand and deflate, bird lungs are rigid, according to the study published in the journal Royal Society Open Science. Special air sacs alongside the lungs do the heavy lifting instead, pumping air through the lungs, where the oxygen diffuses into the bloodstream. The lungs are attached to the vertebrae and ribs, which form the “ceiling” of the rib cage — all of which helps keep the lungs stationary. A connector called the costovertebral joint, where the ribs and vertebrae meet, provides further support. That setup allows for a continuous stream of oxygen and requires less energy than inflating and deflating the lungs. It also allows paleontologists studying fossils to learn a lot about the lungs by examining the bones around them. To find out when these superlungs evolved, paleobiologists at The University of Manchester in the UK, and Louisiana State University in the US turned to computer models.advertisement They compared the shapes of skeletal features like vertebrae and ribs in a range of bird and nonavian dinosaur species. Many dinosaurs, including therapods like Velociraptor and Spinosaurus, a large carnivorous dinosaur, had similar lung architecture to birds, the researchers said. These dinosaurs sported a costovertebral joint and the birdlike bony “ceiling” of vertebrae and ribs that helps keep the lungs rigid. All of this suggests dinosaurs had the same kind of efficient respiratory organs as birds, according to the study. These superlungs may help explain why dinosaurs were able to dominate and spread, despite the rarified air of the Mesozoic, researchers said. Back then, the air was only 10 to 15 per cent oxygen, compared with 20 per cent today, researchers said. The work sheds light on how birds’ extraordinary lungs evolved, said Jingmai O’Connor, a paleontologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. “Birds are really weird compared to all other animals. They have this highly evolved respiration system, (and) we’ve always wondered, ‘How did this evolve?'” O’Connor said. Now, it seems likely that superlungs first developed in dinosaurs, and only later on evolved to support powered flight in birds, she said. However, O’Connor added that just because a fossil has the bone structure for birdlike lungs doesn’t necessarily mean it actually had such lungs. Finding lung tissue, which is almost never preserved, would be the clincher, she said. PTI SARSARlast_img read more

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Mithali Raj ‘terribly disappointed’ after World T20 semis axing, says personal coach

first_imgMithali Raj’s personal coach RSR Murthy has revealed the veteran India cricketer was “terribly disappointed” after she was dropped from the playing XI for the Women’s World T20 semi-final against England in the West Indies on Friday.Murthy said Mithali was physically and mentally gearing up for the semi-final after missing the final round-robin group stage game of the tournament with a knee injury. However, she was informed about her exclusion only after the warm-up session before the match, the coach added.Mithali did not feature in the Indian playing XI that eventually crashed out of the tournament after an eight-wicket hammering by England. Pundits and fans were left perplexed as India had gone in without one of their most dependable batters for the semi-final, which was played on a slow wicket in Antigua.Also read: India vs England, Women’s World T20 Semis: Highlights | ReportHarmanpreet Kaur was at the receiving end of criticism from several in the cricket fraternity but the India captain maintained she had no regrets over the decision to drop Mithali for the tie against the world champions.”Mithali was told after the warm-up session on the morning of the semifinal that she doesn’t figure in the playing eleven, leaving her terribly disappointed,” Murthy told Sportstar.”Only last night, I spoke to her and she looked mentally and physically geared up for the semifinal and even hinted that she might not open but would play in the middle-order. I told her just to enjoy batting in any position she gets a chance.advertisement”But, apparently, the coach and the captain Harmanpreet Kaur took the call to drop her.”Also read: Manipulative, lying, cheat: Mithali Raj’s manager lashes out at Harmanpreet KaurMithali was in fine form in the ongoing tournament as she slammed two half-centuries even as her position in the batting order was shuffled. She ended the tournament with 107 runs from two innings at an impressive strike rate of 103.88.Harmanpreet’s statement irked Mithali’s coachMurthy said Harmanpreet’s reaction to Mithali’s axing after the match was even more disappointing than her axing itself while insisting India missed the experience and class of the 35-year-old during their eight-wicket defeat.”What is even more extremely disappointing is the statement by the captain that she doesn’t regret dropping Mithali for the semifinal. This is not the way to treat someone who gave her everything for the game.Also read: Mithali’s exclusion raises questions after India’s semi-final loss”…given Mithali’s stature and the fact that she was the player of the match twice in this World Cup, logically she should have been there given her experience and class for such a big match,” he added.Meanwhile, Mithali’s manager Annisha Gupta launched a scathing attack on Kaur, calling the latter a “manipulative, lying, cheat” on social media.Gupta removed her Tweets soon after posting them but insisted she didn’t entirely regret putting them out in the open. The manager also said the “favouritism” shown by the Indian team was very apparent and hinted Mithali was a victim of “unfair treatment”.Also watch:last_img read more

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Messi: I like Griezmann, he’s one of the best

first_imgTransfers Messi: I like Griezmann, he’s one of the best Dejan Kalinic Last updated 1 year ago 14:20 5/21/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Lionel Messi Antoine Griezmann Barcelona Atletico Madrid 2017-18 Getty/Goal Transfers Primera División Atlético Madrid Barcelona Lionel Messi Antoine Griezmann The French forward’s future is a hot topic of discussion and the Argentine’s comments will only fuel speculation of a switch to Camp Nou Lionel Messi praised Antoine Griezmann as “one of the best” amid reports linking the Atletico Madrid forward with Barcelona .Griezmann is widely linked with a switch to the Liga champions in the close-season after another prolific campaign for Atletico.Messi talked up the France international as one of the world’s best and he would seemingly be happy to have the 27-year-old at Camp Nou. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now “It’s obvious that I like him. He’s one of the best right now,” the Argentina star told RAC1 .”I don’t know if there’s anything with him or not, but we’re delighted that the best come and Griezmann is one of them.”Messi was speaking after Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the great Andres Iniesta’s last game for the club .After a campaign in which Barca won La Liga and the Copa del Rey, Messi was satisfied with his side’s season.”It was a very good season. We went back to get La Liga and the cup,” he said.last_img read more

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Request for Proposals for QEII Healthcare Services Relocation and Enhancement Plan

first_imgThe province is taking an important step to ensure plans for the QEII redevelopment are on the right track. A request for proposals for master planning and programming for all QEII’s clinical services was issued Thursday, Aug. 4. This includes the selection of a multi-disciplinary team to work with government and Nova Scotia Health Authority to develop a facility and functional plan for the Halifax Infirmary expansion and renovation, the enhancement of the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Centre, and the development of new community and specialized outpatient centres. “The importance of thorough planning cannot be overstated in the case of health-care infrastructure,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “This is a large and complex project, and we’re bringing in experts to ensure we get it right.” The QEII redevelopment project will better connect Nova Scotians to the care they need. It involves the relocation of many health-care services and the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings in Halifax. The team selected for this stage will provide government and the health authority with recommendations on where best to renovate or construct new buildings, as well as advice on the location of health services and the space required. This work will help ensure long-term health-care needs are met with minimal disruption to patient care through the transition. “The planning we do now will ensure health services are designed to meet the future needs of patients, their families and care teams, and delivered where and how they are needed most,” said Janet Knox, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority.” The deadline for submissions is Aug. 26. Details of the request for proposals are available athttp://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx . It is expected to take up to a year to develop a plan and program. Once complete, the province will engage a design consultant team to develop architectural designs. For updates on the QEII redevelopment project, go to http://QE2redevelopment.ca .last_img read more

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Saputo buying specialty cheese business in Australia for $265 million

MONTREAL — Saputo Inc. has signed a deal to buy the specialty cheese business of Lion – Dairy & Drinks in Australia for roughly $265 million.Montreal-based Saputo says the Australian business includes two manufacturing facilities in Tasmania and employs approximately 400 people.The specialty cheese business produces, markets and distributes a variety of specialty cheeses under several Australian brands, including South Cape, Tasmanian Heritage, Mersey Valley and King Island Dairy.It generated about $182 million in revenue in 2018.The deal is subject to foreign investment approval and clearance by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.It is expected to close in the second half of this year. Companies in this story: (TSX:SAP) The Canadian Press read more

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US envoy to Geneva insists Lanka needs foreign judges

When presenting the resolution on Sri Lanka to the UN Human Rights Council last October Harper had said that the resolution seeks to support Sri Lanka’s path to lasting peace, built on a foundation of justice and accountability. (Colombo Gazette) “For #SriLanka – credibility of any accountability mechanism requires involvement of foreign judges etc.  That has and will not change,” he tweeted. The US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Keith Harper, says Sri Lanka must have foreign judges in the accountability process on the war.Harper, who was involved in talks with the Sri Lankan Government when the resolution on Sri Lanka was drafted before it was submitted and eventually adopted by the UN Human Rights Council last October, said that the accountability process can be credible only if foreign judges are involved. read more

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ClockworkMod developer reverse engineers Chromecast protocols

first_imgGoogle hit a home run with their new Chromecast, and it is clear that they weren’t anticipating the mass adoption the fledgling platform has received so far. One developer in particular has decided Google isn’t moving quite fast enough for his needs, and has made an app geared towards adding much needed features to the Chromecast.The Chromecast APIs are in a beta state, and in order to access those APIs you have to agree not to distribute any apps for the Chromecast just yet. This period allows developers to build Chromecast support into their apps, but it also allows Google time to hire more people and sort out content licensing and distribution agreements that could include restrictions or advertising requirements.Such agreements would encourage Hulu, HBO, and others to support Chromecast streaming. During this silent period many users have voiced a need for some basic features, like the ability to share content from your photo gallery or cloud storage service to a Chromecast. Koushik Dutta, the developer responsible for the ClockworkMod and Helium backup apps, has taken matters into his own hands with a beta version of an app he hopes will solve some of these issues for everyone.After publishing several examples of what the Chromecast APIs would allow him to do, Koush found himself unwilling to wait for Google to relax the beta restrictions in the Chromecast SDK. In order to accomplish his goals and not get stuck in the same places that knock off services like Cheapcast and PiCast have found themselves in, Koush reverse engineered the Chromecast protocols so the HDMI dongle accepts the content being casted as though it is from a whitelisted app. The end result is an app that lets users send music, video, and photos from the Android Gallery, Dropbox, and Google Drive.Koush has released a beta version of the app that he warns will self destruct in a day or so. Right now the main goal for him is to get the app in as many hands as possible to ferret out any bugs and discover any need for new features based on how people use the app. It’s entirely likely that Google will discover how Koush has accomplished this feat in short order, which will no doubt end in the app no longer functioning just like the root exploit that was discovered a few weeks back.It’s clear, however, that these are features that users feel they need for Chromecast, so it is unlikely that Google blocking the app will do much more than slow Koush or any other developer down a little.last_img read more

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Boeing vote tells next chapter in Southern unionization

first_imgNORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant are deciding whether they want to unionize, writing the next chapter in efforts to organize labor in large manufacturing plants across the South.The first round of voting began early Wednesday. A second round of voting was set for Wednesday afternoon to accommodate all the employees.If successful, the balloting on whether employees should join the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers would send a significant message to politicians both in the region and Washington that workers here are demanding the same protections and benefits as their colleagues in other areas. And, to the leaders trying to recruit businesses by promoting their states’ lack of union presence, it’d make their jobs more difficult.But this most recent test of Southern acceptance of collective bargaining movements is an uphill battle for the union and its backers. The global aviation giant, which came to South Carolina in part because of the state’s minuscule union presence, did so with the aid of millions of dollars in state assistance made possible by officials who spoke out frequently and glowingly with anti-union messages.“It is an economic development tool,” Gov. Nikki Haley, now President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said in a 2012 address of how she sold companies on why they should come to the state. “We’ll make the unions understand full well that they are not needed, not wanted and not welcome in the state of South Carolina.”last_img read more

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Wilmington Youth Soccers Latest InTown Game Summaries

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are Wilmington Youth Soccer in-town game summaries from Saturday, May 26, 2018.Boys Grade 2 Games:NoneGirls Grade 2 Games:Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors Madeline Manning, Niamh McNeil, Abigail O’Donoghue, and Julia Navarro played excellent offense for the Houston Dash in this hard fought game. Josephine O’Mahony, Olivia Long, Lily Mehr, and Caitlin McDonough held up the defense. It was an outstanding team effort capped off with great goal keeping by Molly Kenney and Emma Allard.Boys Grade 1 Games:Philadelphia Union vs. Houston Dynamo:Nobody stayed home for this action packed game. The Philadelphia Union‘s Sean Marzani and David Dicenso scored, getting the crowd jumping out of their seats. Outstanding offense by Jacob Ruzzo and Andrew Poyant set up many scoring chances. The flawless defense of Michael Belanger and Cameron Jones provided great protection for the Goal Keepers.The Houston Dynamo were impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Cameron White and Tony Lanzi leading to goals by Michael Defilippo, Braedon Foley, John Hanson and Nate Lawrence.  The defense showcased their skills today with Benjamin Salvas and Ashton Strykowski keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.Chicago Fire vs. D.C. United:The Chicago Firewould not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Lucas Pereira, Thomas Roofe, Jacob Schoenholtz and Nathan Ricciarellibrought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Benjamin Card and Matthew Roque.  In addition, the midfield play of the entire team kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.Girls Grade 1 Games:NC Courage vs. Orlando Pride:In what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the NC Courage started off strong with great offensive pressure from Alaina Roy and Olivia Smith. Coupled with the steel-like defense of Siobhan DiCarlo and Emily Falk, their efforts made for an incredible game.  Mackenzie Casey  and Olivia Howie scored goals for the NC Courage, while the Hope Solo like effort of Allaina Holaman provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.Houston Dash vs. Orlando Pride:The Orlando Pride were impressive on the offensive side of the ball with great skill being displayed by Marley White and Lily Korpal leading to goals by Callie Lamarche, Jalyn Redmond and Julia Zaya.  The defense showcased their skills today with Kaylee Chan, Mikayla Field, and Kelli Tkachuk keeping the ball out of their zone for much of the game.Boys Kinder Games:Colorado Rapids vs. Philadelphia Union:Proving they were also World Cup Competitors, Gavin Marinho, Max Brugel, Bryce Hunter, and Julian Escobar scored for the Colorado Rapids  in this hard fought game. Shourya Kadali and Lucas Lisek added the offensive punch and Maxwell Andrew anchored the defense with excellent two way support by Brugel,  Hunter, and Marinho. It was an outstanding team effort.Houston Dynamo vs. LA Galaxy:The crowds gathered at the Shawsheen fields for this back and forth game. The Houston Dynamo, led by Edin Hadzic, and Calvin Lozzi, got the crowd jumping out of their seats.  Kai Scalpen and Jackson Kenney led the scoring charge, while the great defensive effort of Graham Jackson and Connor Laing kept the action going.   This nail-biter led to many shots on goal, and some great steals by the speedy players Alex Card, and Calen Scribner.  The team will be enjoying a bye week over Memorial Day Weekend as they prep for a momentous game against the New England Revolution.Girls Kinder Games:Orlando Pride vs. NC Courage:The Orlando Pridewould not back down from this back and forth match. Goals by Kyla Pereira, Sofia DeLucia, Maeve Hennigan and Alaina Wangbrought the crowd to a frenzy. A spectacular display of defensive skills was shown by Sofia Gomez, Adalyn Mahoney and Olivia Downing.  In addition, the midfield play of the entire team kept constant pressure on the opponent’s net.Pre-K Boys Games:NonePre-K Girls Games:Harvard vs. Boston CollegeIn what could have been confused as a World Cup Match, the Harvard started off strong with great offensive pressure from Gisella DiGiovanni, Olivia Contarino and Raegan Nolin. Coupled with the steel-like defense of  Parker Pryse, Sophia Rocco and Lily Falk, their efforts made for an incredible game.  Quinn Moulden and Brooke Spirito scored goals for the NC Courage, while the Hope Solo like effort of Tahira Lyons provided solid goal-keeping to keep their team alive.(NOTE: The above game summaries were submitted by Wilmington Youth Soccer.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”Wilmington Youth Soccer’s Latest In-Town Game SummariesIn “Sports”last_img read more

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Govt announces bounty of Tk 500000 on question paper leaker

first_imgEducation minister Nurul Islam NahidIn the wake of widespread allegation of exam paper leakage in the ongoing the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations, the authorities have announced a bounty of half a million taka for one who will help catch an exam paper leaker.Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Sunday offered the bounty while briefing newsmen at his office in Bangladesh Secretariat, after forming an 11-member high-powered committee in an emergency meeting with the national monitoring committee on public exams.  Nahid said the committee will scrutinise the allegations of exam paper leakage. “Actions will be taken as per its recommendations.”The minister said the question paper leakers, who are circulating questions on the social media, must be held.The 11-member team led by Md Alamgir, a secretary of Technical and Madrasa Division, will include representatives from the cabinet division, public administration, home ministry, police, SSC section of the education ministry, and education board.An official at the education ministry said the authorities would suspend the examination if the committee recommends so.This year, 1,786,613 students, including 910,501 boys and 876,112 girls, were registered for the examination which began on 2 February this year.A total of 2,031,899 students were enrolled under ten education boards to appear in the SSC and equivalent examinations this year. The authorities have set up 3,412 examination centres across the country.last_img read more

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DC 2017 Black History Film Festival

first_imgD.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s Office on African American Affairs and actor Lamman Rucker are scheduled to present the 2017 Black History Film Festival on Feb. 26 at the Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street, NW from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is free.  For more information, visit fultoncommission5.wixsite.com/bhff.last_img

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first_imgA  starving and undernourished dog was found in the Acaciavale area on Wednesday morning by the Animal Anti-Cruelty League (AACL).Annamarie Koen from the league received a phone call of a dog that was left starving and neglected in this area.Also read: Beware: Dog poisoning hits Ladysmith hard with ‘Two-Step’Also read: Dog put down in Ladysmith due to burn wounds from hot water being poured all over itAlso read: Animal abuse: Neglected dog with broken leg put down at Ladysmith AACLShe immediately responded and was shocked to see that a dog was skin and bones and was running in the yard.“I really can’t believe that people have the heart to do such a thing and let another life starve”, says the heartbroken Annamarie Koen. Annamarie told the Ladysmith Gazette that she confronted the owner who was very rude towards her and told her to take the dog away.  The league removed the starving dog from the premises and took it the kennels where they will look after and nurture it. When it is well and healthy it will be offered for adoption.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

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first_img News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read more Technology | May 31, 2011 Elekta, ScandiDos Sign Agreement for Pre-Treatment Verification Tool for Radiation Therapy Related Content News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more May 31, 2011 – Elekta and ScandiDos AB have entered into a non-exclusive global agreement to distribute ScandiDos’s Delta4PT quality assurance (QA) tool. Delta4PT can be used with intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) techniques to provide complete pre-treatment QA that ensures that the dose prescribed in treatment plans is delivered accurately and safely to patients. Delta4PT, used to verify IMRT and arc therapy delivery techniques since 2006, enables clinicians to verify dose delivery without compromises, in 3-D; instantly analyze and approve plans; evaluate the clinical significance of deviation; and identify the cause of deviations. The benefits are improved efficiency by increasing the volume of patients that can be treated as well as enhanced verification accuracy – enabling more qualified QA decisions to be made. The agreement will make Delta4PT accessible to the Elekta customer network, further complementing the Elekta QA solutions portfolio and widening the breadth of choices for its customers.For more information: www.scandidos.com, www.elekta.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

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Mexico finds smuggling tunnel near US border

first_img Top Stories PHOENIX (AP) – U.S. officials say Mexican authorities have found a sophisticated smuggling tunnel equipped with electricity and ventilation not far from the Nogales port of entry into Arizona.Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada in Nogales, Ariz., says the Mexican military discovered the tunnel this week in downtown Nogales, Sonora, just across the border.He says the tunnel originated in a two-story home in Mexico and stretched about 100 meters. Estrada says the tunnel was elaborately built with electricity and ventilation. Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix U.S. Border Patrol spokesman Victor Brabble says the tunnel did not cross into the U.S.Similar tunnels have been used for years by criminals for smuggling people and drugs across the border.More than 70 such passages have been found since October 2008, most concentrated along the border in California and Arizona.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Check your body, save your lifecenter_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   last_img read more

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Day of police questioning for former BoC CEO

first_imgBy Constantinos PsillidesFORMER Bank of Cyprus CEO Andreas Eliades was questioned on Monday by police investigators regarding his role in the financial meltdown, according to a police source.The source, who wished to remain anonymous, told the Cyprus Mail that the questioning lasted for around nine hours and that the former Bank of Cyprus (BoC) boss was fully cooperating. “The questioning started around noon and was expected to be concluded at around 9.00pm. If we are not done will pick where we left on Tuesday,” said the source.Eliades is being investigated for allegedly deliberately withholding information or otherwise misleading investors with regard to BoC’s investments in toxic Greek government bonds while being privy to confidential information.Cypriot banks lost about €4.5b when European Union leaders agreed in late 2011 to a Greek debt write-down, designed to make that country’s debt burden more sustainable.A Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) June report found that Eliades was amongst the bank executives to blame for the Greek bond blunder. Eliades was slapped with a €530,000 fine, along with other former high ranking executives from the Bank of Cyprus and the now defunct Laiki Bank.The police source told the Cyprus Mail that investigators are putting together a detailed report to be handed over to the attorney-general’s office as soon as possible.Police were under heavy criticism over the financial crisis probe, as Attorney General Costas Clerides shifted the blame to them when reports surfaced saying that the state was dragging its feet.The scope of the police inquiry covers the expansion into Greece, banks’ corporate governance, Cypriot banks’ purchase of junk Greek bonds, and how the former Laiki Bank came to amass some €9b in emergency liquidity, a liability since passed onto the Bank of Cyprus.Authorities were forced to seize uninsured deposits at its two main banks in March 2013 to qualify for €10b in aid from international lenders, the first time bank savers were burned in the euro zone crisis.Problems on Cyprus snowballed into the winding-down of Laiki Bank under a mountain of debt and a large chunk of deposits exceeding €100,000 being converted to equity to prop up Bank of Cyprus.  You May LikeLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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