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Arsenal is knocking on the Champions League door

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Arsenal took the lead a half hour in as Lerma accidentally turned Sead Kolasinac’s cross past Asmir Begovic.However, Arsenal’s run of not leading at halftime continued.Cardiff is the only other top-flight side yet to hold a halftime lead in the league this season and King’s smart finish with the last meaningful kick of the opening 45 minutes ensured Bournemouth went in level. Arsenal was again pushing for a second goal but, having lost possession in the Bournemouth box, a rapid counterattack ended with King converting past Leno.Neither side could create anything of note at the start of the second half. Arsenal fans began to call for the introduction of Mesut Ozil, who was dropped to the bench, but were soon celebrating the lead as Aubameyang slid in to score from six yards in the 67th after another Kolasinac cross.Arsenal finished fifth and sixth, respectively, the last two seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEEKING SAFETYAaron Mooy scored twice as Huddersfield climbed off the bottom of the table with a 2-0 win against Wolverhampton.The Australia midfielder found the net in each half as the Terriers were deserved winners at Molineux, where the hosts looked off the pace on their return from the international break.Mooy’s double was the first time Huddersfield had scored twice in a league game this season and its second win of the campaign lifted David Wagner’s team up to 14th in the table. Wolverhampton is now without a win in five league games, losing four.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. French players united in defeat against Davis Cup overhaul Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his eighth Premier League goal of the season as Arsenal extended its unbeaten run to 17 matches in all competitions.Jefferson Lerma scored a remarkable volleyed own-goal to give the visitors the lead at the Vitality Stadium, with Joshua King levelling for Bournemouth before Aubameyang’s second-half strike.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissArsenal has not lost since August but had drawn its three previous games.“We know that is not enough for us — for our objectives,” Arsenal coach Unai Emery said. “We were speaking during the week and above all in the two days before the match that it was very important today. … Today the three points is a big moment for us.” LATEST STORIES Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring his side’s second goal of the game against Bournemouth during their English Premier League soccer match at The Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday Nov. 25, 2018. (John Walton/PA via AP)LONDON — In its second season away from the Champions League, Arsenal is showing signs it intends to return to the elite competition.The Gunners won 2-1 at Bournemouth on Sunday to move within one point of fourth-placed Chelsea and the Champions League spots.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READlast_img read more

MoE, Partners Host Joint Education Review in Gompa City

first_imgAs part of the comprehensive Reform Initiative, authorities at the Ministry of Education (MoE) in collaboration with education stakeholders and partners will host a Joint Education Sector Review (JESR) 2019 in Gompa City, the commercial hub of Nimba County. The Sector Review, according to a release, will be held from November 18–22, 2019, at a resort in the suburb of the city.This event, the release said, is done annually to review the accomplishments or progress the MoE has made over the years, and to find amicable ways to implement pending or proposed projects’ design that will professionalize and standardize the education system.Meanwhile, the theme for this year’s JESR is “Restoring the Education Sector for Quality Outcomes through Collective Efforts and Innovation.”The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Julius Julukon Sarwolo Nelson, Jr., the newly appointed president of the University of Liberia.The objectives of this year’s JESR will be both backward and forward looking: Backward looking will assess progress in the ongoing fiscal year by looking at the Implementation of recommendations by previous JESR;  Implementation of progress against planned activities and targets in Getting to Best Education Sector Plan and its action plan; Scrutinizing of progress on key sector indicators as well as key reform initiatives over the last few years to facilitate the discussion around relevant and appropriate recommendations made previously; Recognition of counties with excellent performances of learning outcomes, access, affordability, equity and quality.In terms of forward looking, the Ministry will review the operation plan of 2018/2019, assess the financing arrangements, availability, government’s and partners’ commitment and funding gaps for key components of the plan; review and strategize implementation modalities, coordination and harmonization.Therefore, the JESR will present the platform for comprehensive analysis plan, stakeholders consultation, identification of major Getting to Best, and the education sector’s planned activities to avoid duplication and provide professional and precise recommendations for improved coordination and harmonization that will be measurable and achievable.According to the release, during the course of the JESR, the County Education Officers (CEOs), education stakeholders, partners, donors, civil society groups and Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) network nationwide will provide recommendations in order to solidify and strengthen the country’s education system.The overview of Liberia’s education Sector Plan for 2018/2019 will also be analyzed during the session.However, the overview of the 2018/2019 overview of the JESR will present the domestic and international expenditure on education.To conclude, the JESR will dissect and strategize progress made in the operation Plan 2018/2019, identify challenges or constraints and make sound recommendations to ensure the smooth implementation of the operational plan.The JESR will also discuss the thematic areas listed below by expertise and professionals for the enhancement of affordable and quality education for all: Financing education; Revised curriculum; Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education; Teacher Education; Tertiary Education; Governance and management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Early Childhood Education (ECE); Basic and Secondary Education; Vocational, Technical and Inclusive Education.The above thematic areas will find solutions to strengthen and upgrade the education system so as to make it more competitive in the West African region.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Essequibo rice giant Kayman Sankar sells off properties

first_img… Hampton Court airstrip also soldKayman Sankar, a popular rice company, has sold a number of properties including Essequibo Coast and Blairmont, Berbice rice land less than three years after the Kayman Sankar passed away.Sankar was acclaimed as Guyana’s most successful rice farmer/miller, who rose from poverty to become a millionaire and a household name on the Essequibo Coast and Guyana as a whole.The late rice miller’s son, Beni Sankar, confirmed to Guyana Times on Wednesday that several properties were sold, pointing out quickly that the decision to sell had nothing to do with issues facing the industry. Among the properties sold the Hampton Court Airstrip, aquaculture farms, rice fields, estate houses and cattle.“It has nothing to do with the decline it was for different circumstances,” he explained.Beni SankarWhile Beni Sankar did not want to comment further on the sale of these properties, he said as it currently obtained, the rice industry was in a good state, but there were a few issues that could be addressed.“Maybe the farmers are not getting the preferential treatment they used to get. So, maybe that is a big issue. What has mostly happened there is that their profits have gone down,” he emphasised.The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kayman Sankar and Company Limited told this publication that in most instances, when rice farmers take their capital to the bank, they were more likely to receive three to four per cent interest.“And most farmers clear 20-25 per cent. And now if they don’t make that a crop or so, that’s a big scream. And what you have to bear in mind also, is that there are too many small farmers,” he opined.According to him, farmers, who operate with 25-30 acres of land, cannot earn a living wage in Guyana, adding that with no other form of employment, this could lead to a lot of societal problems.“It’s not an easy situation, but I think the industry is in a relatively good state,” he added. Questioned whether there was need for more markets, Sankar said even if more markets were opened up, it all boiled down to the price offered for rice and paddy.“You can sell how much rice you want, but it’s the price. As a matter of fact that applies to any product. If you give it away at a low price, people will take it,” he further stated.Guyana recently reached an agreement with Mexico which will allow for the export of an estimated 150,000 tonnes of rice and paddy to Mexico duty-free before year-end.Despite this, there has been a general decline of rice prices on the international market over the past few years. This trend has had more consequences for some rice-producing countries than others.The implications for the Caribbean and Guyana have already been realised, and have already threatened the comparatively high prices that were enjoyed in years gone by.Nevertheless, Agriculture Minister Noel Holder had revealed that rice production was expected to increase by 1.3 per cent in 2017, although there was a decline during 2016 by 12.7 per cent to 600,000 metric tonnes due to El Niño weather conditions.Holder said that a number of farmers had exited the industry owing to the loss of the high-priced Venezuelan market, but explained that 3311 hectares were lost out of the 76,717 hectares sown.It was reported that production for 2015 was 1,058,129 tonnes, which was equivalent to 687,784 tonnes. That was 80,840 tonnes or 8.27 per cent higher than the production for 2014.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo saved as: Beni SankarCaption: Beni Sankarlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB SAYS A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ FOR BIG BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes for Week Ending Sunday 30th JuneThe Big Breakfast: A big thank you to everyone who supported the Big Breakfast fundraiser on Sunday morning, the number of people who turned up was excellent and we hope you enjoyed your meal. Thanks to John Peter, Paul, Oisín, Carl, Malacy, Kevin, Adrian, Calvin, Alan, Ronan, Noel, John C, and especially club members and great stalwarts Rosemarie and Mark for pulling us out of the fire and into the kitchen. Also special thanks to Grant Butchers and Doherty Cafes for the scones and Roisin Doherty (X) who must have been baking all Saturday. To Frances Sarsfield for the bain maries and gel and of course John Peter for the appliances. Sam Maguire Visit: Buncrana GAA will have Sam for a couple of hours on Saturday the 29th of June before it returns to Croke Park on 1st July, before hopefully returning to us in September! If anyone did not get a chance to get their photograph taken on previous occasions please contact Pauline Grant on 086 081 2429 and if we can facilitate you we will.Good Luck: Good luck to Sam Doherty (Roe), Paul Nelson and Aedan Stokes who have been selected for the Ulster Elite U16 Hurling Team who will travel to Jordanstown for a residential training camp. This is a fantastic honour for the boys, well done form everyone at the club. Senior Ladies Football: The Junior Championship draw was made at the County Board meeting on Monday night and our senior ladies have been drawn against Convoy in the preliminary round, with the first leg to played on the 7th July in Convoy. The team are continuing to preparation for the Championship and the remaining league fixtures and would welcome all support at games.Girls Football: The under 14 girls played Urris in the Scarvey on Thursday night. The young Buncrana side found it tough in the first half against a very physical and strong Urris team. Despite Buncrana having most of the scoring opportunities they failed to convert them into scores and the Urris fullback line and goalkeeper did a good job of keeping their side ahead going into half time.Buncrana started the second half well and took the game to Urris. The work rate from all of the team was clear to be seen and they dominated most of the play and started to put together some good team and support play. The Urris backline continued with their strong defending and managed to send the ball upfield to steal a few scores. Despite the ball staying in the Urris half of the pitch for most of the second half the final scoreline was Buncrana 3-07 Urris 5-08. The scorers for Buncrana were Aislinn Browne 2-01, Cortney Clare 1-0, Rachel Mc Laughlin 0-2 and Leah Mc Daid, Abaigh Stokes, Chloe Grant and Shauna Coyle all scored 1 point each. All in all the team can take pride in the way that they kept driving on and their never give up attitude augers well for their remaining matches.Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in at the Scarvey. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment.U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesdays at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U9/U10 Football: U9 Football (for children born in 2004) and U10 Football (for children born in 2003) is on Friday evenings in the Scarvey from 6:30pm. New players are always welcome. U12 Football: The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7.00-8.00pm and Friday 7.00-8.30pm. League matches are held each Monday evening. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.U14 Hurling: Buncrana U14 Hurlers made the trip to Dunloy Co. Antrim last weekend to take part in the Ulster Féile. The boys travelled without several key players due to injury and holiday commitments, but still had a strong panel to pick from. Carryduff (Down) were the boys first opponents in a game that proved to be the teams worst performance to date, although a easy win was recorded the boys themselves know that this standard was not up to scratch.Antrim kingpins Dunloy were up next, and it was a different Buncrana side that took the field. Dunloy dominated the early exchanges until the Scarvey boys settled and began to take control, from the resumption of the second half Ben (Roe) Doherty and Dylan Duffy fired Buncrana back into contention and in command of the game. At the final whistle most spectators around the ground, even Dunloy management, had Buncrana winning by 2 points, except the ref – who’s score card is the only one that counts. The boys took it on the chin and got on with the final game against Carrickmore (Tyrone) and again ran out convincing winners.Apart from the aforementioned players, Jason Campbell in goals had a day to remember and he was supported by a tight group of defenders, Fiachra Mac Lochlainn, Oisín Hegarty, Cathal Óg Wilson, John Vaughan, Mathew Wilson, and PJ Mc Carron. Darren Connolly was a revelation in the middle of the field and for a player who only took up hurling in recent years he is maturing into a fine committed hurler. Up front Dylan and Ben were well supported by Aaron Craig, Gavin Kelly, Liam O’Doherty, Mark Craig, Oisin (Roe) Doherty and Ryan Hegarty. Next up is the championship semi-final against St Eunans at the Scarvey on Tuesday night at 7pm and all support is very welcome.Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 4th June in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 4-14-26-27There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Eamon McDermott, BallymaganSiobhra O’Flaherty, BuncranaFrances Doherty, BurwoodMarain Duffy, LisfannonEoina McClean, BallyshannonClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.com.GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB SAYS A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ FOR BIG BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER was last modified: June 24th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB SAYS A BIG ‘THANK YOU’ FOR BIG BREAKFAST FUNDRAISERlast_img read more

SUPER MARK ENGLISH TAKES EUROPEAN GOLD TO HELP IRELAND TO 7TH

first_imgDONEGAL’S Mark English took gold at the European Team Championships in Tallin, Estonia, to help Ireland to a 7th placed finish today.The team finish matches Ireland’s finish last year – and were best in the track sports out of all 12 countries taking party.English won the 800m in style, whilst Thomas Barr won the 400m Hurdles, Brian Gregan took the 400m and Paul Robinson landed the 1,500m gold. Fionnuala Britton took silver in the 5000m. SUPER MARK ENGLISH TAKES EUROPEAN GOLD TO HELP IRELAND TO 7TH was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:estoniaEuropean team championshipsmark englishlast_img read more

Cards blow out Yreka, to face Durham in final

first_imgCorning >> The host Corning Cardinals overpowered Yreka in the late game Friday, 63-34, in a game that was out of hand early for the Miners. The win puts the Cardinals into the championship Saturday evening against Durham, which beat Anderson in the other semifinal Friday.“Durham’s tough, they’re talented, they play hard, they’re a lot like us, they play good man-to-man defense and they’re going to get in your face and make it tough to score,” Cardinals coach Kurt Wilkins said. “This year …last_img read more

BMW celebrates one million 3-Series built in SA

first_img27 February 2015The one-millionth vehicle, a BMW 3 Series Sedan, rolled off the assembly line at BMW’s South African manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, on Thursday.Established in 1973, the Rosslyn plant was BMW Group’s first plant outside of Germany.“Globalisation has been an inherent part of our corporate strategy for more than four decades,” Harald Kruger, CEO of BMW South Africa and member of the Management Board of BMW AG responsible for production.The South African production site “represents a cornerstone” of BMW’s global production network of 30 sites in 14 countries, Kruger said, and it remained “a vivid example of a successful market entry through local production”.BMW has been producing vehicles in South Africa since 1973. (Image: BMW SA) BMW cars made in South Africa are also successful on the international stage. Since its inception, and before the establishment of a dedicated international automobile industry, BMW South Africa has exported cars.In 2014, BMW 3 Series Sedan exports from the Rosslyn line increased by more than 17%, which helped solidify BMW South Africa’s position as the country’s leading exporter of premium vehicles.BMW South Africa directly and indirectly employs more than 43 000 people: more than 3 700 associates at the plant and at the national sales organisation, as well as more than 3 700 dealership staff and about 36 000 first-tier supplier employees.In 2014, the more than 2 900 workers at the Rosslyn plant built 68 771 BMW 3 Series Sedans for the local and export markets.“With a high demand for all-wheel drive vehicles in markets such as the North American Free Trade Agreement region huge potential exists for export numbers to increase. In addition, production of the xDrive units requires skilled and highly trained production workers, which Plant Rosslyn has proved it has,” Wheels24.com reported Tim Abbott, the MD of BMW SA, as saying.Source: BMWlast_img read more

GREETINGS OBX EARTHLINGS – Geocache of the Week

first_img SharePrint RelatedIf you build it, they will cache. — “1988 Field of Dreams” (GC359Z4) — Geocache of the WeekApril 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Östanbyn — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 7, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”Klaatu Barada Nikto! — Aliens Among Us (GC1N0B9) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 12, 2014In “Community” TraditionalGC4G2HQby beans&franks Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5 Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morecenter_img Get ready for take off! There’s a geocache in the Outer Banks of North Carolina that eclipse the other geocaches on your find list. GREETINGS OBX EARTHLINGS landed on Earth on July of 2014. Prepare yourself for a close encounter with the fourth kind while at ground zero.But it’s ok, these aliens come in peace.The flying saucer is referred to as a Futuro House. Despite being miles off the East Coast of the United States, over 600 geocachers have gravitated towards the shiny spaceship to claim their find and see the it for themselves. Originally, Finnish architect Matti Suuronen created these houses in the 1960’s and 70’s to function as ski cabins, but the intent was lost as they were marketed as hip and trendy homes for the future. Geocachers beans&franks discovered this spacey Futuro Home in a junkyard and refurbished it with a nice new silver paint job (originally green). While it may be rated a D/T 1.5, don’t be afraid to phone home and get help finding the cache. Once the cache is found you’re encouraged to pose either with, or as an alien.This cache sounds like from it’s out of this world (probably because it’s a spaceship), but if you haven’t heard the news yet, you are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club, and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system. A spaceship isn’t necessary, just hop on our Geocaching® app, fire up your GPS, maybe bring along a few trackables to drop, and you’re ready for blast off!Check out how you can embark on an interstellar journey and earn souvenirs at each planet along the way. Location:North CarolinaN 35° 14.920′ W 075° 36.526′last_img read more

Should Your Startup Offer Virtual Internships?

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… We’ve written several times here at ReadWriteStart about the benefits – for students and for startups – of offering internship opportunities. Almost 70% of college students say they plan to pursue an internship while in school, a smart move considering that recent figures show that 90% of direct-from-college jobs will go to students who’ve had internship experience. Just as students have expressed an interest in pursuing internships, many startups are also keen to identify potential interns, and there are several companies, including YouTern and InternMatch that work to place students with startups and not just with large, established companies. Internships are a great way to identify (and recruit) young talent.However matching students and startups can be difficult if students don’t live near thriving entrepreneurial centers. So is it possible then to pursue a virtual internship? According to YouTern’s CEO Mark Babbitt, requests for virtual internships are actually quite popular and his company finds that just over half the internship opportunities posts to the site are virtual. The most popular categories for virtual internships, he says, are social media, digital media, public relations and marketing.Communication and Planning are Key – For Virtual and Face-to-Face InternshipsJust as any successful internship program, it’s important that you create a work plan so that the student knows exactly what’s required and that you offer good supervision and guidance. “Clear communication is key when participating in a virtual internship,” says Amanda Pochout, co-founder of Pretty Young Professional.An intern at that company, Alexandra Patterson, says that, “Virtual internships are great but take more work on the part of the intern. It can be easy to slack off because there isn’t someone watching your work time, so self-discipline is a must! The deadlines are always clear which helps keep us all motivated and on schedule.” But these sorts of things hold true whether an internship is virtual or not.Babbitt says that, with the proper planning, virtual internships can be well suited for startups. “The start-up sees an opportunity to expand their bandwidth, and add youthful energy – without the need to create desk space or acquire additional resources like laptops or phone lines.”A virtual internship can work well during the academic year, but Babbitt advises those interested in pursuing them over the summer to act quickly. Traditional internships become the norm then as most students are out of school and presumably available in person.Image credits: Flickr user Tim Morgan Related Posts last_img read more

Bhima-Koregaon: HC grants relief to Navlakha, Teltumbde

first_imgMumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday extended protection from arrest of activists Gautam Navlakha till January 14, 2019, and Anand Teltumbde till December 17, but rejected Father Stan Swamy’s plea to quash the FIR against him in the Bhima-Koregaon case. A Division Bench of Justices B.P. Dharmadhikari and S.V. Kotwal was hearing a bunch of petitions filed by Mr. Navlakha, Mr. Teltumbde, and Mr. Swamy seeking quashing of the FIR and all criminal proceedings filed against them by the Pune police.Advocate Yug Chaudhary, appearing for Mr. Navlakha, told the court that the Delhi High Court had quashed the arrest, but the Maharashtra government filed a special leave petition in the Supreme Court (SC) against it, but another Bench at the Bombay HC stayed the arrest. Therefore, the arrest remains quashed as of now, and the next hearing in the SC is on January 10, 2019. However, additional government pleader Aruna Kamat Pai said she wants the stay to be vacated as the investigation is still on. The HC said since the SC will hear the matter on January 10, it will hear it on January 14, and extended the interim relief till then.Then, senior counsel Mihir Desai, representing Mr. Swamy and Mr. Teltumbde, started arguing for Mr. Swamy. Mr. Desai said he is a 83-year-old priest who is not an accused but a ‘suspect’, so the FIR against him should be quashed. The court asked how can a suspect come to court for protection and not apply for anticipatory bail? Mr. Desai said sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) have been applied on him. “If the police make him an accused he will be arrested and he needs protection.”Ms. Pai said investigation is on and he is only a suspect, therefore no protection can be granted to him. The court said it cannot quash the FIR and if the investigating agency comes across any material which shows an offence under the UAPA, he will be arrested. The Bench said, “We cannot find any fault with the style of authorities and the statement that he is a suspect, is not grave.” The court refused to intervene and rejected the petition.Arguing for Mr. Teltumbde, Mr. Desai said, he only wrote an article about the Bhima-Koregaon violence and the police did not conduct a raid in his house. The court adjourned the matter till December 17, and granted interim relief till then.last_img read more

Erica Fernandes to Gaurav Gera: 5 TV stars’ YouTube channels you should follow

first_imgOver the years YouTube has changed the face of the entertainment industry. Some of the Indian TV celebs are aware of the powerful medium and are using it to connect with their fans. From makeup tips to comic relief, these celebs provide you a variety of entertainment through their channels. Here is a list of the TV stars you should follow on Youtube:Erica Fernandes giving makeup tutorial in one of her YouTube videos. Picture courtesy: YouTubeErica Fernandes: Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi’s Sonakshi Bose aka Erica Fernandes is quite popular on Youtube as well. She has 109,979 subscribers on her official Youtube channel Erica Fernandes. On this channel, Erica mostly shares DIY (do it yourself) make-up and skincare videos. So girls, if you want to look Erica-pretty go follow her on Youtube now! Gaurav Gera as Billi Masi in a still from his video. Picture courtesy: YouTubeGaurav Gera: Gaurav Gera, who rose to fame with Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi, also has his own official YouTube channel called Gaurav Gera Official, that presents short and interesting webisodes that he shoots as his famous on-screen avatars of Chutki and Billi Masi. He also shares his famous Shopkeeper-Chutki videos on the channel. His videos are hilarious and good fun to watch.Shakti Mohan in a still from the Youtube video. Picture courtesy: YouTubeShakti Mohan: Actor and dancer Shakti Mohan who gained popularity after winning Zee TV’s dance reality show Dance India Dance Season 2 provides online dance tutorials through her YouTube channel Nritya Shakti. Shakti was quite popular as Kriya of Dil Dostii Dance on Channel V. Her online dance tutorials are quite popular with aspiring dancers and dance enthusiasts. advertisementSuyyash Rai posts musical videos on his YouTube channel. Picture courtesy: YoutubeSuyyash Rai: Actor Suyyash Rai, who will soon be seen in Sony TV’s upcoming show Pehredaar Piya Ki along with actress Tejasswi Prakash has his own YouTube channel called Suyyash Rai. The actor is also a very good singer and often shares his videos on Instagram. Although he has shared only three videos on his official YouTube channel, but his videos are worth the wait.Rannvijay Singha’s YouTube channel is full of sports activity. Picture courtesy: Instagram/rannvijaysinghaRannvijay Singha: Roadies Rising’s gang leader Rannvijay Singha’s official YouTube channel gained popularity when he started posting personal video diaries from his wedding. The series of videos was called Hitched and featured him and his wife Prianka Vohra. Over the time, he has shared different videos ranging from his show Squadrann episodes to UBA Basketball Diaries. Rannvijay is quite the sports freak and his YouTube channel is proof of that.last_img read more

Development platform to offer open unified environment

first_img Continue Reading Previous IBASE: compact AMD Ryzen SBC featuring four independent 4K displaysNext Toolkit supports automotive-quality AI SAN JOSE — When it comes to programming FPGAs, most people think you need to be a chip designer or a step up from being able to program a quantum computer. But Xilinx wants to change all that.At the Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF), the company announced a completely new development platform called Vitis — and the new platform is going to be open and free.Xilinx CEO Victor Peng with Versal Board (Photo: Kevin Krewell)Xilinx CEO Victor Peng with Versal Board (Photo: Kevin Krewell)This is a major change for a company whose primary development platform Vivado, is geared toward low-level control over FPGA configuration. FPGAs have always been more adaptable, but now Xilinx wants them to be more easily programmable. And not just FPGAs like Zynq — the real inspiration for Vitis is Xilinx’s new Versal heterogeneous processor. Versal is a new type of processor, introduced at last year’s XDF, that incorporates CPUs, DSPs, FPGA fabrics, on-chip networks, and machine learning accelerators, making it a performant, versatile, and adaptable processing chip.The key to successfully use any FPGA, whether it’s in embedded applications or in a cloud services, is the software tools. That is where Vitas is critical for wider acceptance of FPGAs and the Versal architecture.The Vitis platform is a unified tool that can take Xilinx HLS or C/C++ code and target any processing element from within a standard development environment. Xilinx has committed to support Vitis as free and open. The company built an extensive list of 400+ library functions available on Github. There will also be a Vitis AI tool with support for standard frameworks like TensorFlow, Caffe, and PyTorch. One of the benefits of FPGAs is that you can change the hardware to fit the AI model.The goal for Vitas and Versal is to move Xilinx beyond being an FPGA vendor, to a flexible and adaptable processing vendor. Xilinx is betting heavily on heterogeneous computing and in order to make that happen, you need a unified software architecture that programmers can use for the various elements inside the Versal chip. The idea that Xilinx would make the software open, and free is a radical re-imaging of how Xilinx goes to market.Vitis is in beta with some key customers with general availability scheduled for November 1. Check Developer.xilinx.com for more information.Xilinx Growth MarketsThe three major growth drivers for Xilinx are 5G infrastructure, automotive platforms, and data centers. While traditional FPGAs have made good progress in all three areas, Versal is a more complete platform that can run standalone, not just as an accelerator to a host processor. That said, Xilinx recognizes that a couple of Arm cores may not be enough for some applications and Versal is equipped to support PCIe 4.0, and the Vitas environment is designed to support multiple types of host processors including the on-chip Arm, x86, and Power.The advantage to using a programmable part like Versal is that it allows designs to change more rapidly, even in the field. One of the key application markets is machine learning inference in data centers where algorithms are continuing to change. In addition, even cloud providers are moving toward becoming heterogeneous computing platforms. Amazon’s AWS cloud service has a number of different heterogeneous compute instances, including FPGAs and GPUs. New at XDF, Xilinx announced that it is also added Microsoft’s Azure cloud services — a big win for the company. With the addition of Azure, Xilinx has FPGA instances in the two leading cloud providers.Click here for larger image (Source: Xilinx)(Source: Xilinx) Click here for larger imageIn the communications market, 5G deployment is a key opportunity for Xilinx — from RF to core routers. For 5G, massive MIMO 16×16 antenna arrays, designed for spectral reuse, require advanced calculations and even machine learning to optimize beam forming. Xilinx has designs with communication companies such as Samsung and Huawei.Automotive is another market segment Xilinx is focused on. Here there is plenty of opportunities from data aggregation and pre-processing of sensor data, sensor fusion, ADAS to up to autonomous Level 4. In fact, Xilinx already has significant number of design wins in automotive and shipped 60 million units for ADAS designs. Xilinx already has a big business in automotive and claims to be number two in forward camera processing and number one in LiDAR and 4D radar. FPGAs offer design flexibility and low latency processing.The cutting edge of autonomous driving will probably be “robotaxis” and Xilinx had a very interesting startup on stage called pony.ai that is addressing this market. Pony.ai demonstrated its software’s ability to navigate a car through busy Chinese traffic. Automotive and autonomous vehicles are still evolving, and the innovation cycles are outpacing the silicon design cycles, making it an opportunity for FPGAs and Versal. For more conventional approach to ADAS, Hitachi Automotive Systems is using Xilinx FPGAs for ADAS Level 2+ and has begun to invest in the Versal designs.While consumer autonomous driving may be a few years off, ride share companies like Uber and DiDi would benefit greatly from robotaxis. Xilinx showed data that estimates an autonomous cab will cost ~$0.60 per mile to operate and be able to run up to 30 rides per day, while a human-driven car costs about $1.50/mi and can make about 15 trips per day. The economics of autonomous robotaxis is compelling for the transportation-as-a-service business.Reimaging HardwareWhile some people in the chip industry are pushing the idea of domain-specific processing architectures, those people often overlook the idea of reprogrammable logic such as FPGAs, and Versal. While both are heterogeneous computing architectures, domain-specific designs lead to chips or 3-D package chips with lots of excess silicon that may be used from time to time, but not all the time. In the case of FPGAs, it can be more efficient at re-utilizing silicon by reprogramming it based on the need of the moment. This allows the silicon to be shared in the time domain for different functions. Hybrid architectures utilizing FPGA technology has the potential to be more silicon efficient.All these new ideas for chip architectures are coming about due to the end of Dennard scaling and the slowing of Moore’s Law. No longer can we rely on process improvements to make chips faster, lower power, and cheaper. New architecture approaches are now needed to bring us the advance processing capabilities we need for new challenging workloads and Xilinx has a unique solution that can scale that will now be easier for more mainstream programmers to use.Kevin Krewell is Principal Analyst at Tirias Research. Previously, he was a Senior Analyst at The Linley Group and a Senior Editor of Microprocessor Report. He has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions including Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia and Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom). He earned a BS in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and holds an MBA from Adelphi University. >> Continue reading the complete article originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “Open Software Stars at Xilinx Developer Forum.”Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Solutions last_img read more

Ranji Trophy final Day 1: Jaydev Unadkat puts Saurashtra on top vs Vidarbha

first_imgSaurashtra’s bowling attack came to the party as it ran through Vidarbha’s batting line-up on the first day of the Ranji Trophy final in Nagpur on Sunday. Vidarbha were reeling at 200 for 7 at the close of first day’s play after they won the toss and opted to bat.Akshay Karnewar (31 not out) and Akshay Wakhare (0 not out) will resume Vidarbha’s innings on Day 2 at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha, Nagpur on Monday.Vidarbha failed to get off to an ideal start as Saurashtra skipper Jaydev Unadkat drew first blood by removing Sanjay Raghunath for 2 in the 7th over. Skipper Faiz Fazal too followed suit when he was run out three overs later by Chetan Sakariya.Vidarbha’s batting mainstay Wasim Jaffer (23) and Mohit Kale (35) then tried to revive the innings Unadkat found the outside edge of Jaffer’s bat and Snell Patel completed a good catch.Ganesh Satish got a good start but failed to convert it into a big score. However, it was Akshay Wadker (45) and Akshay Karnewar (31 not out) who got the team’s first fifty partnership (57) for the seventh wicket.In the 88th over, Chetan Sakariya got rid of wicketkeeper-batsman Wadker to put Saurashtra back on top.For Saurashtra, Jaydev Unadkat bagged two wickets while Sakariya, Prerak Mankad, Kamlesh Makvana and Dharmendrasinh Jadeja picked up one wicket each.Also Watch:last_img read more

Thrilling Matches Kick-off State of Origin

first_imgBy BEN HARRISA touchdown to New South Wales’ Nathan Martin with three seconds left on the clock gave the Blues a heart-stopping 11-10 victory in the opening game of the Men’s 30’s division of the 2012 State of Origin series.The first game to be played on the stadium field at Port Macquarie had the hundreds of spectators on the edge of their seats for the full 40 minutes.Queensland scored the first three touchdowns of the match but New South Wales fought back and bagged the next three.Queensland then stepped it up a gear and took a 6-4 lead into the main break before making it 7-4 soon after.But the rest of the second half went back and forth like a tennis final at Wimbledon.Dean McKechnie scored four touchdowns in the second stanza for New South Wales while Gavin Shuker also bagged four for the Maroons.With 30 seconds to go, Queensland equalled the score at 10-all.With the last play of the game New South Wales drove hard towards Queensland’s scoreline and with a beautiful ball from Daniel Rushworth, Martin scored the winning touchdown.NSW Men’s 30s coach Milad Almaoui said it was a win based on character and determination.“We expected that. We always said the first game was a bit of a lottery,” Almaoui said.“We showed character and courage to come back from 3-nil down then 7-4 to win the match.“For a 30’s game, you could not have asked for anything more.”Queensland got one back in the Women’s 30s with a drop-off win in the division’s first game.With scores levelled at 4-4 at the final siren, extra-time was needed to separate the two teams.Queensland’s Lana Curry was the hero, streaking the length of the field to score the winning touchdown and give her team a 5-4 victory.New South Wales won the two other matches in the first time slot with the Blues taking out the Men’s 45’s and the Women’s 40’s.A 3-0 lead was enough for the Blues to hold Queensland off for a 4-2 win in the Men’s 45s.While a second half scoring blitz of five touchdowns helped NSW to win 6-3 in the Women’s 40s. Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksNSW begin welllast_img read more

Supporting Locally Sourced Food in September

first_img FOR BROADCAST September is the height of the harvest season and a unique opportunity to support local farmers and businesses. This was the message Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell shared with customers at Local Source Market today (September 15th). Mr. Colwell encouraged Nova Scotians to join the second annual 50% Local Food Club and buy at least half of their food from local producers for the month of September. On Sunday (September 20th), Open Farm Day will give people a chance to visit farms in Nova Scotia to learn more about local food and farmers, and see the impact of spending money locally. -30- September is the height of the harvest season and a unique opportunity to support local farmers and businesses. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell shared the buy local message with customers at Local Source Market in Halifax today, Sept. 15. Armed with a shopping list, he praised the local food movement in Nova Scotia and bought items for a few recipes from the Select Nova Scotia cookbook. “Nova Scotians recognize the importance of supporting Nova Scotia farmers and businesses,” said Mr. Colwell. “When Nova Scotians buy local they are helping to grow our vibrant, diverse and dynamic food culture and promote a healthy lifestyle.” Nicole Marchand, Local Source in-house dietitian, joined Mr. Colwell and emphasized the importance of buying local. “Eating seasonally allows for a diet that is nutritious, diverse and full of flavor,” said Ms. Marchand. “September is a perfect month for a local food challenge as produce is fresh and bountiful, and includes everything from berries and tomatoes to squash and corn.” Earlier this month Mr. Colwell encouraged Nova Scotians to join the second annual 50% Local Food Club and buy at least half of their food from local producers for the month of September. The club is organized by Farmer’s Markets of Nova Scotia and supported by Select Nova Scotia. To support this fall’s local food movement, Select Nova Scotia is rewarding all 50% Local Food Club members with a coupon for 20 Air Miles bonus reward miles when making purchases of local products at Sobeys and Foodland stores during October. On Sunday, Sept. 20, Open Farm Day will give people a chance to visit farms in Nova Scotia to learn more about local food and farmers, and see the impact of spending money locally. For more information on the benefits of buying local, and where to find locally grown and made products, visit Select Nova Scotia on Facebook or at http://selectnovascotia.ca . To join the club, individuals, families and groups can sign up online at http://nslocalfoodclub.wordpress.com . For a list of farms for Open Farm Day visit www.meetyourfarmer.ca/openfarmday/participating-farms/ .last_img read more

Moroccan Doctor Describes Humanitarian Situation in Aleppo

Casablanca – Zouhair Lahna, a Moroccan obstetrician, surgeon and associative actor who volunteered in the Syrian city of Aleppo, recounts the atrocities he witnessed. The humanitarian situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo has grown horrific with the advance of Bashar Al Assad’s forces in the east of the city, backed by Russian Aerial bombardment. The pictures and videos that have spread across social media, showing mutilated bodies scattered in the streets of the city or being pulled out from under the wreckage of entirely demolished residential areas, have caused the international community to escalate its denunciation.Moroccan Zouhair Lahna, who has volunteered in different cities in Syria, recounted the atrocities in Aleppo in a way that leaves no room for doubt by skeptics who claim that media accounts about the city are nothing but misinforming propaganda. In an interview he gave to the French-speaking news source, Yabiladi, the Moroccan physician explained that there is only one road leading to the city, which has been completely blocked for the past three months. He continued his account saying that Russian and Syrian forces have implemented a scorched-earth policy that consists of shelling public facilities and residential areas in order to force the inhabitants to flee the city thereby leaving rebel forces without popular support.“The images we see are very harsh images because they are people under a deluge of fire and Russia applies exactly what it has applied in Chechnya, notably in Grozny, that is to say a scorched-earth policy. Everything is demolished so that people leave and the rebels no longer have popular support,” he explainedTalking about the conditions under which rescuers and paramedics work to save the lives of people caught under daily shelling, Lahna pointed out that hospitals in the city are in deplorable conditions.“In east Aleppo there were 10 makeshift hospitals. They do not have the standards of the hospitals that we know, but that’s what serves people,” noting that the hospitals were remarkably insufficient to provide even basic first aid for victims of the bombardments, let alone treat those who need more extensive medical assistance with conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, dialysis or cancer.Lahna continued his description of the atrocious conditions in Syria by stating that it was an awful experience to see people die without being able to offer any help, given the scarcity of medication and medical equipment. He noted “All these patients die and continue to die.”Edited by Connie Guindon read more