First career portal for students launched in Rajasthan

first_imgIndia’s first “career portal”, addressing the needs of secondary and higher secondary students for information on scholarships and career choices, was launched with the support of United Nations Children’s Fund here on Wednesday. The portal is expected to help the students take “informed decisions” about their academic and professional pursuits.To benefit lakhsMinister of State for Education Govind Singh Dotasra and UNICEF-Rajasthan chief Isabelle Bardem inaugurated the portal, set to benefit about 23 lakh students, at Dr. Radhakrishnan Shiksha Sankul here in the presence of school principals, teachers and senior officials.Mr. Dotasra said the portal would promote employment-oriented education in the State and provide information on 200 vocational and 237 professional careers, 455 employment avenues, 960 scholarships, 955 competitive examinations and 10,000 institutions of higher education to the students from Classes IX to XII.Experts in UNICEF have developed the portal after an assessment of needs, awareness and perspective of students, teachers and system functionaries. Dr. Bardem said the assessment had indicated that most of the boys and girls in the State were keen to join the workforce as soon as they finished Class X or XII. Besides, the assessment revealed a substantial progress in terms of gender equality among the students.“The career portal will serve the needs in the educational stream, enabling the students to choose their career path matching with their aspirations, interest, inclination and aptitude,” Dr. Bardem said, adding that this would reduce dropouts at various stages in schools and improve retention in jobs. UNICEF had selected Rajasthan for launching the portal because of its track record in employment-oriented education, she said.Mr. Dotasra also announced setting up of the Rajiv Gandhi Career Counselling Cell for adolescents and youths on the occasion. The cell will link school and college students with skill development programmes and internship opportunities in the pursuit of their career choices.Career informationUNICEF’s studies in Rajasthan have highlighted that two largest sources of career information for students are teachers and family members. About 69% of students mentioned that they were using Internet for their career-related queries, which indicates that the adolescents will quickly learn to use the career portal.last_img read more

Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+: Full specs, top features, India price and everything you need to know

first_imgSamsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India on Wednesday. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ mark a fresh start for Samsung after the disaster that was the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung builds some beautiful phones. The Note 7 was a beautiful phone. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are also very beautiful phones. But, unlike the Note 7, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have a lot of added responsibility on their shoulders. It won’t be easy. Still, you can’t take away the fact that the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ look like pretty amazing phones, at least for now.The new Galaxy S phones from Samsung are an evolved lot that have plenty under the hood to make one excited. They have a fancy new edge-to-edge design, lots of horsepower courtesy a next-generation mobile processor, improved cameras and smart AI tricks. The new Galaxy S phones also have as many as three modes of biometric authentication, and a feature that lets you connect these phones to a monitor the way Microsoft’s Windows Continuum does. We take a closer look.Specifications:Processor: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ available in India will be powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Exynos 8895 processor clubbed with Mali-G71 MP20 GPU. The US version of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor inside.RAM: Both the phones come with 4GB of RAM.Internal storage: Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with 64GB of internal memory which is expandable by up to 256GB via a micro-SD card.advertisementScreen: The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ come with what Samsung calls as an Infinity display. Both the phones boast of an edge-to-edge screen and an unusual 18.5:9 aspect ratio instead of a regular 16:9. While the Galaxy S8 is a 5.8-inch phone, the Galaxy S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen. Both the phones have a 2960×1440 pixel (WQHD+) resolution and Super AMOLED panels. The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ also come with Samsung’s trademark always-on functionality.Rear camera: Both the phones come with a 12-megapixel (Dual Pixel) rear camera with f/1.7 aperture and optical image stabilisation. While the rear camera is largely the same as the one in last year’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, Samsung has made software tweaks to enhance post-processing that should result in slightly better results. At the same time, the camera app now houses a barrage of fancy new animations to add AR effects to photos.Front camera: On the front, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sport an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus.Also Read: Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ launched in India, price starts at Rs 57,900 Software: Both the phones run Android Nougat-based TouchWiz UI or more precisely Samsung Experience UX.Battery: While the Galaxy S8 has a 3,000mAh battery, the Galaxy S8+ has a larger 3,500mAh battery inside. Both the phones support fast and wireless charging.Special features:– Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, from the onset, are exact replicas of each other. The Galaxy S8+ is simply a larger Galaxy S8 with a bigger battery. Samsung isn’t launching a new Edge phone this year, because probably, both its new Galaxy S phones have just the right amount of curves and Edge-functionality built right into them. There was no need for a stand-alone curved-display phone this year round.– Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ still boast of a glass and metal body, but unlike their predecessor phones, Samsung’s 2017 flagships have near bezel-less screens. These have Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front as well as on the back.– The front, in the case of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, is clean and without any buttons. Contrary to reports, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ phones do have a front-mounted home button, only that it is software-based now. So are the back and recent keys. While the home button is pressure sensitive — and gives haptic feedback when pressed something on the lines of Apple’s Force Touch — it is also now possible to edit and re-position the back and recent keys. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ also come with a dedicated Bixby button.– Bixby is Samsung’s take on Apple’s Siri and Google’s Assistant. It responds to both touch and voice and has the ability to translate as many as 52 languages. Apple’s Siri, for your reference, maxes out at 30. “At launch, Bixby’s Voice function will integrate with several Samsung native apps and features including Camera, Contacts, Gallery, Messages and Settings, with the plan to expand its capabilities to include more Samsung and third-party apps in the near future,” Samsung said. Bixby, for instance, can be used to search for images. Also, it can be used to get details about nearby places. There’s a catch however, in that, it supports only US English and Korean languages for now. Also, Bixby doesn’t support voice commands yet.advertisement– The Galaxy S8 and the S8+ have a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that lies adjacent to the camera module. In addition, Samsung’s new Galaxy S-phones also come with an iris scanner and facial recognition for added security. Samsung Knox and Samsung Pay are also built-in.– Just like their predecessor phones, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are IP68-certified for water and dust resistance.– Samsung has also announced a dock and a feature called DeX that is very similar to Microsft’s Windows Continuum. “Samsung DeX is a unique solution that transforms your smartphone into a desktop by providing a secure desktop-like experience. With Samsung DeX, users can easily display and edit data from their phone, making working from a smartphone faster and smarter,” the company said.India price and availability: The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be available for buying starting from May 5 — with pre-orders beginning from today — both online and offline in as many as five colours: Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold. Both the phones will ship with AKG-tuned headphones. While the Galaxy S8 has been priced at Rs 57,900 the Galaxy S8+ will cost buyers Rs 64,900.last_img read more

Greece In World Cup Off Romania Tie

first_imgBUCHAREST, Romania – It wasn’t a bailout but the Greek national soccer team – called football around the world outside the United States – provided some good news during a crushing economic crisis, tying Romania 1-1 Nov. 19 in a playoff leg that was good enough for the team to advance to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Greece had easily won the first leg on Nov. 15 in Piraeus, 3-1, and the final aggregate was 4-2. Romania had little chance really because it needed to turn around on Greece by two goals at home but it never came close. For the first time, Greece has made back-to-back World Cups, and will be making its third appearance ever.Kostas Mitroglou, who scored twice in first game and narrowly missed a third which would have given him a hat trick, gave Greece the lead in the 23rd minute, beating Romania’s offside trap to control a cross from Giorgos Karagounis and steer the ball past goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu.Romania came back into the game in the 55th minute when a botched Greece clearance led to an own goal by Vassilis Torosidis.Moments after the final whistle at Bucharest’s National Arena Greece players lifted coach Fernando Santos and heaved him into the area to cheers from 2,000 traveling fans.“I thank God and I thank the players who were fantastic. We are going to Brazil and that’s amazing,” the Portuguese coach said, publicly speaking Greek for the first time since taking over the national team three years ago.He added, in Portuguese: “I think it is a great thing for Greece that we are going to our second consecutive World Cup … And certainly this is a huge moment for me, personally.”Romanian fans pointed lasers at players and hurled firecrackers onto the pitch at stages — one hitting defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos — but applauded the Greek team after the match.The group draw of the final phase of the competition will be held on Dec. 6, 2013 in Bahia when Greece will find if it gets lucky in the pairings or is placed in with world powerhouses. Greece had a respectable showing in 2010 in South Africa after a disastrous appearance in Boston in 1994 when it was shut out in every game and went home in disgrace after scoring no goals and giving up 10 for the tournament’s worst showing.Greece won its series with Romania by an aggregate 4-2 score, giving up a goal in the first game on a header off a free kick and in the second on an own goal as its defense proved it’s one of the most formidable in the world.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

IIT Kharagpur offers financial assistance to every student based on their needs

first_imgStudents at IIT Kharagpur can take financial assitance from the institute and return it back once they are capable of. Top JEE Advanced scorers can apply for ‘Learn-Earn-Return’ scholarship that gives the recipient Rs 10,000 per month for four years. However, students have to maintain , a CGPA of 9 throughout and take a pledge to give back to the Institute once they are capable to do so.Types of financial assistance IIT Kharagpur, in fact, provides students need-based financial assistance.For all meritorious students whose annual family income is less than Rs 6 lakh, there is tuition waiver or some monthly scholarship, even free mess facility, free hostel and pocket allowance for the underprivileged for some.But financial aid is not denied even to those who come from upper middle class families. The Tower Research Capital India scholarship, for instance, does not take into account the economic criteria at all. Endowment scholarships such as the Ritesh Ranjan Memorial Scholarship, have relaxed the cut-off limit for merit-cum-means scholarships.Since the Institute believes in the all-round development of students, there are also scholarships – such as the Sushma Mukhija Memorial scholarship or the Vinod Gupta Leadership scholarship -that lend take into account students’ participation in sports, and extra-curricular activities. Close to 1,000 students at IIT Kharagpur receive financial assistance from various corporations, foundations and external agencies, all of them targeted at rewarding merit.International internshipsThe Institute however goes one step ahead and offers financial support along with the alumni for participation in international competitions such as Hult Prize, Solvay Business Plan etc. Further, the IIT KGP Foundation USA offers funding for international internships up to an amount of $3000 in order to groom the students for the professional world.advertisementStudents can look forward to financial assistance in research even at the UG level as the Institute aims to inculcate the culture of research early on among students. Besides, there are fellowships for research projects and special grants for incubated entrepreneurship projects.Mentors The perks that students can look forward to at IIT Kharagpur are not merely financial. They are mentored by the IIT KGP alumni, groomed professionally by the Institute for placements and receive invaluable professional experience by being part of student societies which participate in various institutional events and projects. Not surprisingly, students come out with flying colours at national and international meets.Awards While students have won international awards like Honda Young Engineer and Scientist’s (Y-E-S) Award for 2018-19, Best Presentation Award at the Third International Conference on Machine Learning and Soft Computing, sixteen young alumni from the Institute have been featured by Forbes magazine for their 30 under 30 prestigious listing for India and Asia.Pushkar Singh of LetsTransport, a Bangalore-based intra-city logistics company, who recently made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of 2019, said, “Our achievement in large part is also because of the training we received at IIT Kharagpur, its extra-curricular activities and the network we developed in college”.last_img read more

NFL hands Cleveland Browns’ Kareem Hunt eight-game ban for ‘altercations’

first_imgThe NFL suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and his involvement in a fight at a resort.The league on Friday cited a violation of its personal conduct policy “for physical altercations at his residence in Cleveland last February and at a resort in Ohio last June.” Hunt will not be paid during the half-season suspension, which he will not appeal. NFL Reuse this content Share on LinkedIn US sports Support The Guardian Kansas City Chiefs Topics Of course Kareem Hunt already has a second chance in the NFL Share via Email Cleveland Brownscenter_img The league recently completed an investigation that included a review of law enforcement records, video and electronic communications and interviews with witnesses and Hunt.The 23-year-old player said he wants to “again apologize for my actions”.Hunt will be allowed to practice with the Browns through training camp until the suspension begins on 31 August after the final roster reduction. Hunt has been working out at the Browns’ facility in Berea, Ohio, and is scheduled to take part in the team’s offseason program starting on 1 April.Hunt was released last season by the Kansas City Chiefs after a video surfaced showing him pushing and kicking and pushing a woman. The footage drew a public outcry and led to the Chiefs cutting ties with one of their best players amid a Super Bowl push.The Browns signed Hunt in February, saying he was remorseful. General manager John Dorsey drafted Hunt in Kansas City and felt the Ohio native was contrite and deserved a second chance.The league said Hunt has told them he’s committed to “available resources” and he has pledged to live up his obligations.“I want to again apologize for my actions last year,” Hunt said in a statement released by the Browns. “I know that my behavior hurt a lot of people, and I again apologize to them. I respect the league’s decision on discipline, and I appreciate the time I spent with Commissioner Goodell last week. I’m grateful for my time with the Browns over the last month and thankful to all the people in the organization that have welcomed me.“I also appreciate all of the support I received from my union through this process. My commitment to earning the trust of the league, my teammates, the organization and this community through my actions will continue, and I understand there is a lot of hard work ahead of me before I’m able to fully return to playing the game I love.”Hunt’s suspension comes during a busy week for the Browns, who acquired star receiver Odell Beckham Jr on Tuesday in a trade with the New York Giants. Read more Since you’re here… Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Pinterest Share on Facebook Share on Messengerlast_img read more

ESPN Names 5 Coaches That Might Be Fired This Season

first_imgA low view of a goal-line play between LSU and Auburn.BATON ROUGE, LA – SEPTEMBER 19: A general view of play between the Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)ESPN has published a bunch of college football predictions in anticipation of the season getting fully underway this week.Week 1 is here, with several notable games – Alabama-Louisville, Michigan-Notre Dame, Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami – taking place this weekend.ESPN college football reporter Mark Schlabach published his predictions for the upcoming season on Monday. Included in those predictions are “hot seat” rankings for the sport’s head coaches.According to ESPN, here are five coaches that might be fired in 2018 if things go really poorly:LSU’s Ed OrgeronWashington State’s Mike LeachKansas’ David BeatyIllinois’ Lovie SmithNorth Carolina’s Larry FedoraOrgeron is the biggest name on this list. There have been questions about his hiring at LSU from the start.Expectations aren’t too high for the Tigers this fall – they begin the year ranked No. 25 – but they’ll need to show something in order for the administration to remain confident in Coach O.You can view ESPN’s full picks here.last_img read more

Parliament approves a 48 member cabinet

Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that today will be remembered as a red letter day in Sri Lanka’s political history as for the first time since Independence a National Government has been formed with Parliamentary approval.He said that this is the first genuine National Government in post-independence Sri Lanka. He said that the reset in political culture was also demonstrated in the unanimous appointment of the Opposition Leader.“The upholding of Parliamentary convention and tradition marks a departure from the divisive and self-interested partisanship which was a hallmark of our politics since independence. The appointment of Mr. R. Sampanthan, one of the most senior and respected politicians in the country, as Opposition Leader also reflects Sri Lanka’s commitment, resolve and determination to the reconciliation process and the establishment of a Sri Lanka where every citizen feels that they are free and equal. In the new Sri Lanka no one would be denied their rightful place in society due to race, religion, caste or gender,” he said. Under the 19th Amendment to the constitution, Parliament approval is required to appoint a cabinet of more than 30 members.Accordingly now with Parliament approving a 48 member cabinet, the new cabinet of the National Government, which includes Sri Lanka Freedom Party and United National Party members, will take oaths tomorrow. The Tamil National Alliance, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a group of Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members were absent when the vote was taken. The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna, Mahajana Eksath Peramuna, National Freedom Front and MP Udaya Gammanpilla voted against the proposal. Parliament today approved a proposal to increase the cabinet to 48 members after a vote was taken and it was passed by a majority.After a full day debate, 143 members voted in favour of having 48 cabinet and 45 non-cabinet Ministers while 16 voted against it and 63 parliament members were absent. The Foreign Minister said that the National Government will ensure the formation and implementation of urgently needed national policies. In particular a new Constitution that will include a Bill of Rights will be passed. This constitution will not only take into account civil and political rights but economic, social and cultural rights as well. It will be a Constitution that addresses the requirements of all citizens and communities; one which will allow greater public participation in decision-making processes. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Doug Ford replaces brother in Mayors race

(Updated)It’s a new chapter in Toronto politics. Mayor Rob Ford announced he will not be running for the position as he deals with serious health issues. But his brother Doug will.Also, Mayor Ford isn’t getting out of the political life entirely.It’s a new chapter in Toronto politics.  Mayor Rob Ford announced he will not be running for the position as he deals with serious health issues.  But his brother Doug will.Also, Mayor Ford isn’t getting out of the political life entirely.It was a very busy day at Toronto City Hall.  A shake up in the race for mayor.  City council contenders dropping out.  Others filing at the last minute.  And they all had one name in common — Rob Ford.  Here’s how things unfolded today.This morning Doug Ford visited his brother Rob Ford at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.  When asked how his brother was, he said his brother was doing well.But just moments later, papers were filed at city hall, withdrawing Rob Ford name from the mayor’s race.  In a written statement, Rob Ford said:“I could be facing a battle of my lifetime, and I want the people of Toronto to know that I intend to face this challenge head on, and win.  My heart is heavy when I tell you that I’m unable to continue my campaign for re-election as your mayor.  While I’m unable to commit to the heavy schedule required for a mayoral candidate, I will not turn my back on Ward 2. I will be running as councillor of Ward 2.”Rob Ford was admitted to hospital Wednesday with what is being called a ‘fair-size’ tumour.Paula Fletcher, Toronto City Councillor had this to say:  “I know we’ve had our differences on the waterfront when he tried to give the waterfront away and put the mega mall and the monorail and the Ferris wheel down there.  So I don’t think he’s got the credibility that his brother has.  But he does have the Ford name so we’ll have to wait and see.  But I think most people today are thinking about Rob and what the situation is with him.  It’s obviously a very serious situation with our current mayor and I think everyone is wishing him well no matter who they are.”It will not be the end of politics for Rob Ford.  He has filed papers to run in Ward 2.  He had held that seat previously for 10 years.  But to do that, his nephew Michael Ford had to withdraw his name from the race.  He is running as a school board trustee.But just before 2 o’clock today, Doug Ford filed his nomination papers at city hall to run for mayor.  And all of this was brought about by the mayor’s health status.  He had an MRI at Mount Sinai Hospital today.  A CT scan an ultrasound and a biopsy yesterday.  We’re expecting the results of all of those tests to come next week. (Update)“He told me that he needed me to take the torch while he focuses on getting better.”At a news conference surrounded by his family this evening — Doug Ford talked about his reasons for running for mayor after conversations in the last couple of days with his brother Rob. Rob ford remains in hospital — where doctors are trying to determine whether or not a large tumour found in his abdomen this week is cancerous or not. Because of his brother’s illness, Ford showed up at city hall today and officially entered the mayoral campaign — just before the 2pm deadline. This evening he talked about what he plans to do now: “I want to continue to serve this great city and you fine folks. Over the past 4 years, we’ve taken big steps together. We’ve made the city work better for you, to serve you and not the special interest groups, and the privileged few.”Ford says he won’t be in full campaign mode until Monday — as he wants to spend time with his family this weekend as they support Rob Ford who remains in hospital. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State relying on support for Kaleb Wesson in the

Ohio State sophomore forward Kyle Young (25) and sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson (34) defend against a member of South Carolina State’s basketball team during the first half of the game on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 89-61. Credit: Amal Saeed | Assistant Photo EditorIn Chris Holtmann’s first season as the head coach at Ohio State, he had Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate to rely on in the paint. Both players provided different styles offensively — Tate being the bruising, layup player down low and Bates-Diop having the ability to pull up, showing some production behind the 3-point line.However, both provided the size needed defensively to be a presence in the post, with Bates-Diop and Tate each averaging more than six rebounds per game in their final season with the Buckeyes. For much of the 2018-19 season, both offensive roles and tha major defensive post role has shrunk from two players to one: sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson. He leads the team in points, averaging 16.2 per game while only increasing his average time played by 3.8 minutes. His attempts from inside the 2-point line have increased to 7.8 per game, connecting on 58.4 percent. He’s increased his willingness to shoot from deep, averaging 2.1 attempts from 3 and connecting on 32.4 percent, a 13.24 percent increase from his freshman season. He’s a force in the paint as well, exceeding both his offensive and defensive rebound totals to two more per game than he averaged a season ago. Wesson is Ohio State’s main game plan and target. And it’s something that other teams are very aware of. “It’s also tough when there is a lot of teams that will post trap and double and stuff like that,” sophomore forward Kyle Young said. Post presence was something that Holtmann wanted and expected to carry over into his second season, despite the decrease in team size with the absence of Tate and Bates-Diop. But this is a job for more than one player. “We have to continue to grow that aspect of our guys’ games,” Holtmann said. “Andre is a guy that has shown an ability to do that, as has Kyle at times, not really something that Kyle has ever done, but he’s shown an ability to do it, and [freshman forward Jaedon LeDee]. I think there are multiple guys that we are trying to play through.” Especially in terms of rebounding, no player has come close to the nearly seven rebounds per game Wesson averages. Young, junior forward Andre Wesson and senior guard C.J. Jackson are the closest, averaging more than four per game. Holtmann said Andre Wesson is the next player on the roster expected to have a post presence, averaging career highs in both offensive and defensive rebounding this season. But when Kaleb Wesson has gone to the bench early on in the past few games due to foul trouble, Young has been the one who has stepped up, providing a consistent presence down low, especially offensively. In five Big Ten games, including four starts, the sophomore forward has only averaged 7.2 points per game, but has made 17 of 21 shot attempts from the field, an 81 percent success rate that is leaps and bounds better than anyone on the roster not named redshirt junior guard Danny Hummer, who had connected on the only shot he has attempted. Young has also made an impact on the boards, finishing second behind Kaleb Wesson with 4.6 rebounds against conference opponents. However, 10 of his 23 total rebounds against the Big Ten have been offensive boards. Young said he and Kaleb Wesson have developed a good relationship, coming into Ohio State in the same recruiting class. He said they have developed chemistry and have developed a better connection the more he got to know him both on and off the court. Now Young’s focus is on taking advantage of extending Ohio State’s presence in the paint, not leaving it only to one man. “I think we can continue to be more tough and physical, utilizing that game more inside, maybe looking to get to a move first instead of just getting it in and passing it out right away,” Young said. “We just need to keep working on it every day and it will get better.” read more

Newtrax continues to grow in APAC opens new regional HQ in Perth

first_imgNewtrax has moved its APAC Regional HQ to Parmelia House at 191 St Georges Terrace, in Perth, Western Australia. The need to move was “driven by the significant increase in staffing levels that has occurred since Newtrax opened its APAC offices in 2016.” The Perth HQ is home to both Business Development and Technology Delivery functions including regional service and support.“Newtrax’s APAC business has seen triple figure year on year growth since entering the Australian market and is positioning itself for further growth by taking on larger premises in Australia’s mining capital city.  We have acquired a significant number of important clients in the past 12 months and are seeing increasing pull from the entire APAC region.”  said Simon Waghorn, APAC Regional Vice President.Newtrax has established itself as a leader in the Underground Mining technology sector in the Asia-Pacific region, especially for Production Monitoring and Proximity Warning systems. Its Mobile Equipment Telemetry (MET) system which is network agnostic has been proven to deliver value to miners, especially when it comes to network connectivity at the face for accurate data collection.last_img read more

Gyori Audi ETO KC becomes Hungarian champion

FTC Rail CargoGyori Audi ETO KCHungarian handball champioships Three days after shocking defeat in the Final of the EHF Champions League, Hungarian Gyori wins Championships title against the biggest rival FTC with second win in series – 28:27.FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria – Győri Audi ETO KC 27-28 (16-17)FTC-Rail Cargo Hungaria: Abramovich, Kovacsicz 1, Tomori 6, Szucsánszki 5(2), Zácsik 4, Szádvári 1, Szamoránsky 6 Csere: Pastrovics, Such, Zsivkovics 3, Deáki, Szarka, Cifra 1Győri Audi ETO KC: Haraldsen, Orbán 3, Lekics, Görbicz 5(4), Amorim 6, Kovacsics 3, Löke 7, Pálinger, Radicsevics 3, Planéta, Gros 1Results: 4-4; 7-7; 9-10; 11-12; 14-14; 16-17; 21-19; 21-22; 22-24; 25-24; 26-25; 27-28[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JkUlVxEXPs[/youtube] ← Previous Story Four new players in EHF CL Winner – Buducnost Podgorica! Next Story → Balkan colony in Belarusian Brest! read more

Limerick device appears identical to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by

first_img UPDATE: Bomb Squad has arrived at the scene of the discovery of a suspect package in the An Post depot on Dock Road in Limerick City. pic.twitter.com/HorTzr8V5t— Live 95 News (@Live95fmNews) March 22, 2019 Source: Live 95 News/Twitter Mar 22nd 2019, 9:30 AM https://jrnl.ie/4555249 Flanagan said it was “a dreadful consequence of the uncertainties around Brexit where in the context of the heightened tensions in Northern Ireland, in the island of Ireland that people have taken it on themselves to send letter bombs”.He called it an “absolutely despicable act” and “totally unacceptable” and added that he hoped those responsible could be brought to justice.UK bombs Police in the UK confirmed earlier this month that they were investigating a claim made by a group styling itself as the IRA that it was behind the delivery of the parcel bombs to the locations in Britain. The group said that five devices had been sent, but at the time only four had been detected, officers said. The claim was received by a media outlet in the North using a recognised code word, according to a joint statement issued by Police Scotland and London’s Met Police. On Tuesday 5 March Met Police launched a terrorism investigation after three small explosive devices were reported at a building near Heathrow Airport, London City Aviation House and the mail room of Waterloo station in London city centre. The packages – all A4-sized white postal bags containing yellow Jiffy bags – were assessed by specialist officers and found to be small improvised explosive devices.One was opened by staff, causing a small fire, but no-one was injured. The following day several buildings at the University of Glasgow were evacuated. Bomb disposal experts were called, but the device found there did not go off and no-one was harmed.Met Police said in a statement today that they were in contact with gardaí over the Limerick device:  Share46 Tweet Email4 Short URL Our investigation into the three devices found in London continues alongside the Police Scotland investigation into the device found in Glasgow. No arrests have been made at this stage and enquiries continue. By Daragh Brophy Limerick device ‘appears identical’ to London and Glasgow parcel bombs claimed by ‘IRA’ Around 175 staff have been evacuated and postal services in Limerick are off today. Updated Mar 22nd 2019, 2:00 PM Source: An Garda SíochánaGARDAÍ ARE EXAMINING a potential link between a security alert at a postal depot in Limerick this morning and the letter bombs detected in London and Glasgow earlier this month. Around 175 An Post staff have been evacuated from two postal buildings on the Dock Road following the discovery of a suspicious package at a centre that handles undeliverable parcels. The unit at the centre of the alert processes all national and international undeliverable parcels that originated in Ireland – meaning it’s possible the parcel that sparked today’s alert could have been sent to the UK and then back to the Limerick centre in recent weeks. In a statement gardaí confirmed that they had been deployed to the scene after the alarm was raised shortly after 6am and that, “this parcel appears to be identical to parcels (pending closer forensic and ballistic examination) discovered earlier this month in London and Glasgow”.An Army bomb squad arrived at the scene shortly before 10am and the device has since been made safe. The device has been handed over to gardaí for further investigation, the Defence Forces said in a statement.  Source: An Garda SíochánaThe Defence Forces said its team had found “a viable improvised explosive device contained in a plastic envelope”. Investigating gardaí are now liaising with authorities in the UK. Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan said earlier that intelligence in Britain had noted that there could be five such letter bombs and that “this could well be the fifth”. Asked whether there were similarities between the parcels delivered in the UK and the one found this morning, he said there were. Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke Flanagan said: “I understand that to be the case with particular reference to the postage stamp that was used.” An Post has confirmed that there will be no postal services in Limerick today and that any backlog in the area would be made up tomorrow.  Following the discovery of the devices on 5 March in London, extensive advice was issued to relevant businesses and sectors across the UK to be vigilant for and report suspicious packages to police. Friday 22 Mar 2019, 2:00 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 55,474 Views 34 Comments This advice remains and we continue to urge the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police. The unit at the centre of today’s alert processes returned parcels originally posted from Ireland with incorrect or out of date addresses in addition to items returned from depots (for example, in cases where the addressee doesn’t pick the item up from their local depot after receiving a docket through their letterbox). The mail delivery unit handling all deliveries for Limerick and the surrounding area was also evacuated. – With reporting by Cónal Thomas and Sean Murray last_img read more

The Undertaker advertised for big WWE TV taping WWE reveals new Custom

first_img Videos Articles WWE is advertising The Undertaker for the 1000th episode of Smackdown Live that will take place on October 16 from Washington, DC.While not officially advertised for a match, Undertaker continues to make more appearances for WWE this year including a scheduled “final” match with Triple H at the Super Show-Down event in Australia on October 6.Daniel Bryan, who’s current deal with WWE expires in a few weeks, is also advertised.WWE reveals new Custom Tees optionWWE has opened a new Custom Tees merchandise store where it is advertising shirts customized to “fit your style.”The website features a large collection of merchandise for current WWE and NXT talent, along with legends such as Randy Savage, Scott Hall and more.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Rescheduling San Jose NXTVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:38/Current Time 0:00Loaded: 35.15%0:00Remaining Time -0:38 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list WWE Smackdown Results – 9/3/19 (King of the Ring Quarterfinals, Daniel Bryan apology) Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Triple H WhatsApp WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Pinterestcenter_img The Undertaker appears on ESPN College GameDay Saturday morning Facebook When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Google+ Smackdown Live Preview: Daniel Bryan still wants an apology, King of the Ring Quarterfinals WWE Rescheduling San Jose NXT Now Playing Up Next WWE And WrestleMania 34 Bring New Orleans A Big Payday Now Playing Up Next Is WWE Losing Its Audience?last_img read more

Project Cinderella event set for March 10 at Evergreen High School

first_imgEvergreen High School will again become the setting for a fairy-tale fantasy March 10 with Project Cinderella. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.Project Cinderella is a program providing local students access to formal prom attire. Dresses and suits may be purchased for as little as $10. There will also be a photo booth for students to have their pictures taken in their new apparel, corsages and boutonnieres created by the Evergreen floral shop, professional hairdressers from the Vancouver area, plus costumed princesses and princes.Businesses and individuals are encouraged to make donations of formal attire — both dresses and suits — along with purses, dress shoes, and accessories which may be dropped off at the main office, 14300 N.E. 18th St., of the school during school hours.The event has been planned by a collaboration of National Honor Society students from Camas, Evergreen, Fort Vancouver, Heritage, Mountain View and Skyview High Schools. Proceeds from the event will benefit Evergreen High School’s Invest Ed, which helps students with school fees.last_img read more

BtoB Brand Tech Decisions Goes Digital Only

first_imgSummit Professional Networks announced a shift to digital for its quarterly magazine, Tech Decisions, toward the end of the first quarter in 2014. Tech Decisions, currently operating via PropertyCasualty360.com, will continue to be housed there as a web-based magazine with plans for a tablet magazine. In addition, Summit Professional Networks will offer an expanded digital portfolio including custom content creation for its partners, webcasts and face-to-face events.“The relevance to the tech audience is to see the information in their domain,” says Gary Mirkin, senior vice president of the Custom Solutions Group at  Summit Professional Networks. “We made the decision [to go digital] because the distribution is solid and that it is being sought after by our audience through our tech channels.”In 2013, Tech Decisions magazine produced four regular issues, one special edition and a weekly e-newsletter called “Tech Digest Weekly” to a roughly 24,000-person circulation of mostly c-level executives, IT managers and larger mid-market agents in the insurance industry. “We see the potential to increase [our audience] by virtue of broadening the editorial focus of the digital publication [and] the ability to reach the other segments that Summit Professional Networks focuses on—financial, insurance, legal and subsets of those,” Mirkin contends. “In essence, the strategy should take the circulation much higher.”As part of the new strategy’s digital format, Summit plans to leverage its presence in the financial services, benefits and legal markets by adding “strategic thought-leader programs” to its portfolio including webcast, video, live event and whitepaper components, acting as a “channel -support tool generator” to help its partners disseminate information to their clients, according to Mirkin.“Digital obviously offers a much broader audience a platform that they’re used to using now rather than a platform that is clearly somewhat cumbersome for people to get to,” he says.  “They should get the information in the platform they’re used to and that they want to, so that it becomes more of a tool for them. It’s kind of the way of the world in this particular [audience] segment.”However, Mirkin does not disregard the appeal of print or its market demand.He adds that if a sponsor showed “great interest and would like print issues for their channel, sales force or their tradeshow,” the company would consider accommodating the request.last_img read more

Toyota will invest 749 million in US production report says

first_img Tags 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: A tougher looking electrified crossover Share your voice 2019 Lexus LS 500h review: Full-size hybrid offers luxury with tradeoffs 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e: Luxury cruising with an electric edge Toyota Lexus More From Roadshow 2018 Honda Accord: Turbo engines, sharper design and more spacecenter_img Lexus Toyota Comment Car Industry Hybrids 1 62 Photos Enlarge ImageToyota’s factories in Alabama and Kentucky are about to get a big cash injection from HQ in order to offset potential tariffs. Toyota Toyota has big plans in America, and to accomplish them it will be investing $749 million into its various US manufacturing facilities in addition to creating jobs for 586 people according to a report published Thursday by Reuters.What could Toyota be planning that would have it ready to whip its checkbook out for a significant chunk of a billion greenbacks? More hybrids. Duh. This is Toyota we’re talking about, so of course it’s more hybrids. It also plans to ramp up its US-based engine production, presumably to help with that whole “more hybrids” thing.But, business being business and politics being what they are right now, it also seems likely that Toyota’s expansion of its US production is a show of allegiance to the powers that be in hopes of staving off increased tariffs on the goods that it imports from Japan. As The Dude says, “You gotta feed the monkey, man.”Keep in mind that Toyota and Mazda announced last year that they’d be teaming up on a $1.6 billion plant in Alabama and way back in 2017, it pledged to invest $10 billion by 2022. It then bumped that number recently by an additional $3 billion, of which Thursday’s announcement is a part.Toyota committed to putting the money from Thursday’s announcement toward an additional 230,000 engines’ worth of capacity at its current Alabama plant by the end of 2021, and it will also add new four- and six-cylinder engine lines to the factory. The plant in Kentucky will get a cash infusion to help it build Lexus ES and RAV4 hybrids.Toyota boss Akio Toyoda is set to give a speech in Washington, DC on Friday where presumably he’ll flaunt that sweet $13 billion figure, and we only hope he’s invested sufficiently in air horns and engaged the services of a qualified hype man on his behalf.Toyota didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.last_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Tuesday March 12 2019

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @AKPublicNewsMurkowski’s public lands bill becomes lawLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.President Trump has signed into law a massive public lands bill that Sen. Lisa Murkowski has spent years compiling and negotiating.Memos detail gaps in ANWR science; Interior says they’ll guide future workLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.An environmental group today published 18 leaked memos by government scientists that outline gaps in knowledge about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.Cash-strapped state of Alaska takes aim at North Slope government’s oil moneyRavenna Koenig and Nat Herz, Alaska’s Energy DeskA proposal by Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy would strip the North Slope Borough of its power to collect nearly $400 million in property taxes from oil companies each year. The idea gets at a longstanding question: How much money from oil should stay in the North Slope, where it’s pumped from the ground?Kaiser eyes Nome from White Mountain, with a hungry Ulsom on his tailBen Matheson, KNOM – NomeBethel musher Pete Kaiser is 77 miles from his first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race victory. But first he must hold off the race’s defending champion hungry for a repeat win.House and Senate both look at what budget cuts to make amid Dunleavy proposalAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauThe Legislature is weighing how deeply it wants to cut the state budget. And it must decide how to respond to Governor Mike Dunleavy’s proposals for full permanent fund dividends and paying back PFD cuts from the past three years.Bill seeks to require jail time in cases similar to 2018 Justin Schneider assaultAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauSoldotna Republican Sen. Peter Micciche, the bill sponsor, says the measure would prevent a case like that of Justin Schneider from happening again.Search continues for pilot missing northwest of AnchorageAssociated PressThe Army National Guard says it’s continuing to search for a pilot missing since last week.Fairbanks City Council fails to overturn mayor’s veto of anti-discrimination ordinanceRobyne, KUAC – FairbanksThe Fairbanks City Council failed to override the mayor’s veto of a controversial civil rights ordinance at their meeting last night. The council then discussed re-working it and trying again in a couple of months. And they did not yet work on a version to put on the municipal ballot in October.State plans to sell Sheldon Jackson Museum in cost-cutting effortsEnrique Perez de la Rosa, KCAW – SitkaThe state Division of Alaska Libraries, Archives, and Museums announced late last week that it is looking to sell the Sheldon Jackson Museum.last_img read more

Father son among 3 killed in Gopalganj road crash

first_imgThree people, including two of a family, were killed and 25 injured in a road accident at Bedgram in the Sadar upazila early Sunday.Police said a bus of ‘Golden Line Paribahan’ was heading to Pirojpur from Dhaka in the night.When the bus reached Bedgram, it plunged into a roadside ditch after the driver lost his control over the steering around 4:15am, leaving two of its passengers – Mahiuddin, 45, and his son Rahat, 5, residents of Pirojpur district, and bus supervisor Shimul, 30, hailing from Faridpur district – dead on the spot and 25 injured.The injured were taken to local hospitals, said sub-inspector Tanmay Saha of Gopalganj sadar police station.last_img

University research team creates augmented reality sandbox w Video

first_img More information: Project page idav.ucdavis.edu/~okreylos/ResDev/SARndbox/ What’s even cooler is the fact that the software used to create the simulations is all available under a GNU public license agreement, which means most any school, museum or other teaching program could build a similar system at very little cost. With such a system, students can gain a deeper understanding of how land and water systems interact and see for themselves how changes to topography over time cause changes in the environment in a much more hands-on fashion than when building static models out of sand, dirt or clay. Pico projector used in eye based video gaming system Explore further © 2012 Phys.Org (Phys.org) — Most children at some point in their schooling are taught about the water table and many wind up being tasked with creating a model of some sort to represent how it all works. Some use clay, but many more likely use sand, as it’s far easier and faster than most anything else. Now researchers at UC Davis have taken that model to new extremes by building a sandbox system that is capable of automatically adding augmented reality real-time coloring to the sand to indicate altitude and moving water as changes are made to the terrain with a hand or small tool.center_img Citation: University research team creates augmented reality sandbox (w/ Video) (2012, May 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-05-university-team-augmented-reality-sandbox.html The project is part of the University’s Keck Center for Active Visualization in the Earth Sciences (funded by a National Science Foundation grant) and was started as a means of building an educational system for children to help kids better visualize how land and water systems work. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. To make the sandbox, the team combined a Kinect 3D camera, a digital projector and simulation software running on a computer and of course, an ordinary sandbox raised up on four legs for optimal viewing.The system works by first collecting images of the sandbox from above using the Kinect camera, at thirty frames per second, as a demonstrator (or student) changes the landscape below in the sandbox. Information from the camera is fed to a computer running the simulation software (Vrui VR development toolkit). The software generates different colors to represent different elevation levels in a virtual topological map. It also uses a set of Saint-Venant shallow water equations to create realistic looking water movement. Both are then projected down onto the sandbox in real time, giving the appearance of reacting to changes made by a person creating hills, valleys, rivers, streams and lakes in the sand. The result is nearly instant color coding of elevation topography and the instigation of virtual water into the modeled waterways.last_img read more

How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Once a year, honeybees, led by a queen, leave their nests in droves to find a new home. But because it takes some time to find a site and build a new nest, there is a period when they have no place to live. To protect themselves during this time, they congregate into masses that hang from tree branches—these clusters are made entirely of bees, each clinging to one another. In its most natural state, such clusters tend to form in the shape of a cone. But prior research has shown that the cone shape becomes flattened during inclement weather, such as when the wind blows. In this new effort, the researchers wondered how the honeybees knew what to do when adverse conditions arose. To find out, they gathered bees from the wild and put them in a container in their lab where they were allowed to form a cluster, dangling from a movable apparatus.Once a cluster formed, the researchers moved the apparatus to pull the cluster back and forth, simulating the impact of wind pushing the branch upon which they hung. As the researchers watched, the cluster slowly flattened, hugging the apparatus. A flatter shape, the researchers noted, would reduce pressure from the wind, just as it would for a person lying on the ground versus standing up. By studying slow-motion video of the bees and tracking the movement of those on the surface of the cluster, the researchers developed a theory—they believed that the bees, upon feeling pulled from the bees they were holding on to, moved themselves to a place of higher stress.To test this theory, the group created a computer simulation of the honeybees and their cluster and then gave those on the outer surface the ability to feel stress and to react to it by moving to a position of higher stress. They found the virtual bees changed the shape of their cluster in the same way as did those in the real one, offering strong evidence that their theory was correct. Inside the brains of killer bees Explore further A team of researchers at Harvard University has discovered the means by which honeybees keep their temporary clumps intact during adverse weather conditions. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the group describes their study of honeybee behavior in their lab and what the found. Journal information: Nature Physicscenter_img More information: O. Peleg et al. Collective mechanical adaptation of honeybee swarms, Nature Physics (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41567-018-0262-1 © 2018 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions (2018, September 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-09-honeybees-clumps-stressful-conditions.htmllast_img read more