Harvard launches HQ in Delhi

first_imgHarvard University on Friday officially opened its India headquarters, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute (SAI) in NewDelhi. This marks the beginning of a new era of Harvard engagement with the region, committing additional major resources to the study of South Asia, which will permit students and faculty alike to deepen their research and gain invaluable new insights and experience.Throughout 2018 and beyond, leading scholars from South Asia-related fields will be delivering a series of free public lectures in Delhi. Currently, SAI is running various programmes/research projects in India, which include the Boston Bengaluru Bioscience Beginnings funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India; Social Entrepreneurship in India: Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Social Enterprises, and the ‘Looking Back, Informing the Future: the 1947 Partition of British India’; the Crossroads Emerging Leaders Programme etc.Read it at The Hans Related Itemslast_img read more

Explosive win from Yoon Chang Min kicks off ONE: New Era

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Google Philippines names new country director Mavs center Porzingis accused of rape in New York – report Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The 24-year-old Yoon impressed in his ONE debut, displaying superior striking and technique on the ground as he outclassed Shetty. LATEST STORIES Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles ONE newcomer Yoon Chang Min kicks off ONE: A NEW ERA by submitting Bala Shetty via rear-naked choke at 4:16 of Round 1! #WeAreONE #ANewEra #Tokyo #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/v2Jjb2NM7D— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) March 31, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics The lightweight bout between Yoon and Shetty kicked off a loaded fight card, which features four world title bouts with Filipino superstar Eduard Folayang defending his lightweight crown in a rematch against Japanese legend Shinya Aoki.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next South Korea’s Yoon Chang Min. Photo from ONE ChampionshipTOKYO, Japan—South Korea’s Yoon Chang Min got ONE Championship’s big night in Tokyo going with a quick submission of India’s Bala Shetty in the curtain raiser of ONE: A New Era at Ryogoku Kokugikan Sunday here.Yoon finished Shetty with a rear naked choked with under a minute left in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantslast_img read more

Leander Paes and Adil Shamasdin clinch Aegon Ilkey Challenger title

first_imgVeteran tennis star Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin clinched the men’s doubles title at the Aegon IIkley Challenger Trophy here on Saturday.The top seeds defeated local wild card entrants Brydan Klein and Joe Salisbury 2-6, 6-2, 10-8 to clinch the trophy.The match was evenly poised till the end with the UK pair outclassing the Indo-Canadian duo in the first set.The second set though looked like a comeback for the 44-year Indian and his teammate — which they won as easily as their opponents did in the first set.The third and decisive set went to the wire, with both the pairs trying hard to take the lead. But the duo of Paes and Shamsdin took a slender lead to clinch the set and the trophy.last_img read more

145 years ago today, Scotland and England played first ever international football match

first_imgA muddy field at Hamilton Crescent, the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Partick, Glasgow, was the stage for the first ever international football match on this very day (November 30)back in 1872, St Andrew’s Day. England (in all white with the badge of the three lions) faced Scotland (in dark blue shirts with a single lion crest on their badge) in front of a 4,000 strong crowd, but the match yielded no goals. The match ended with the final score at 0-0 between the ‘Auld Enemies’.Spectators for the match had to pay an entry fee of only a shilling, a far cry from the exorbitant prices fans have to shell out for a game now. Most of the team plied their trade in and around London, with the Scottish team comprising entirely of players from the Queen’s Park team playing in the national league in England under the English Football Association (The FA). The English team was brought together from nine different teams in England.The origin of ‘Football’ has been debated over the course of its varied histories, but the legacy outshines the petty squabble for its inception. Be it King Henry IV of England or the Han Dynasty in China or even as back as ‘Episkyros’ played by the ancient Greeks, football was, is and, in likelihood, will be the world’s game. The game has changed a lot with time, and the modern demands of the sport has become more rigorous than what it was back in November 30, 1872. Be it the physical fitness levels and the professionalism required or the modern players earning god-like status on and off the field.advertisementEdson Arantes do Nascimento, simply known as Pele, or Diego Maradona are legends of the game who have transcended the boundaries of sporting legends to become icons of the world. The modern greats Lionel Messi or Cristinao Ronaldo are known faces in almost every nook and cranny of the planet.When Real Madrid and Barcelona (both clubs from Spain) play, the whole world stops to witness the ‘El Calsico’. The question of who is better, Pele or Maradona and Messi or Ronaldo, have come to drive wedges between the closest of friends. The race to the top of the Premier League (the first division league in England) sparks off heated debates in private rooms all over the globe.The game has become the engine of change, a yard stick for measuring progress in the developed world. The kind of money being pumped into the sport in some of the leading countries with player salaries running into the millions, football has come a long way from its humble roots.The Federation Internationale de Football Association or simply FIFA, has looked to grow the ‘beautiful game’ to the wider world, with countries like India, China featuring heavily on the agenda. The awarding of the Under-17 FIFA World Cup to India, which turned heads all over the globe, being a huge success. Professional leagues, with better infrastructure and level of competition. Former players have also worked often as ambassadors for the sport, trying to spread the sport far and wide, in their attempt to be the ‘World’s Game’.The FIFA World Cup is a spectacle that people all over wait for, every four years. The latest in Russia next year will be no different, a stage for global cooperation in a world divided by fragmented belief systems and nationalistic pride, constantly looking over its shoulder for the threat of war.last_img read more

National Mathematics Programme Yielding Results at Green Island Primary

first_imgStory Highlights Mr. Mosley also acknowledged the work of his “strongest maths teachers”, who are used as “specialised teachers” to aid other teachers to impart certain concepts to the students. “Numeracy is a national problem. Since numeracy was a problem, last year we were given a mathematics coach for the entire year, and she worked wonders. Interestingly, because of the performance, last year we were given the certificate (signifying) where we had exceeded the expectations of the Ministry,” Mr. Mosley told JIS News. The Ministry of Education’s National Mathematics Programme has been having a huge impact on the Green Island Primary School in Hanover, says principal of the institution, Vascianna Mosley. The Ministry of Education’s National Mathematics Programme has been having a huge impact on the Green Island Primary School in Hanover, says principal of the institution, Vascianna Mosley.Mr. Mosley told JIS News that despite the school being one of Hanover’s high performers in the area of literacy with 85 per cent mastery, it has had a problem with numeracy at the grade-four level.Notwithstanding, he said the score now stands at 60 per cent mastery in the Grade Four Numeracy Test, which he described as “tremendous growth” from where the school was initially.“Numeracy is a national problem. Since numeracy was a problem, last year we were given a mathematics coach for the entire year, and she worked wonders. Interestingly, because of the performance, last year we were given the certificate (signifying) where we had exceeded the expectations of the Ministry,” Mr. Mosley told JIS News.“What she did was to sit in the classes and observe how lessons are taught. She did workshops with the teachers to sensitise them to different techniques that they can use in teaching. She literally participated in the teaching-learning process, so she did not only tell us what to do, she showed us how to do it, So, that is working,” he added.Mr. Mosley also lauded the Education Officers of Region Four of the Ministry of Education, who are only a “text message away” whenever guidance on education matters is being sought.Education Officers are responsible for ensuring that educational policies, programmes and support services are delivered in each region under the governance of the School Boards.They are also responsible for training schools and providing guidance in the interpretation and use of examination data and for initiating the development of tools and techniques for the effective and efficient delivery of educational services.“The Education Officers visit on a regular basis. They ensure that everything goes well in terms of administration, the performance on a daily basis and how the plant is being managed. They are doing a very good job, and what I like about them is that they supervise us, but they are so very professional,” Mr. Mosley said.“We have direct communication with them. There is a WhatsApp group that hosts all the principals in the clusters that the Education Officer works. Best practices are always discussed, and so it is easy for you to see or hear what other persons are doing and you can use aspects, based on the culture of your school,” he added.Mr. Mosley also acknowledged the work of his “strongest maths teachers”, who are used as “specialised teachers” to aid other teachers to impart certain concepts to the students.He likened the parents to a pillar of strength, adding that they have been extremely supportive in their contributions to the school and were strong supporters of the parent-teacher association and other school-related activities.“Partnership with the parents may be our strongest area, because at the end of the day, these kids will be going home to their parents; and when they leave school, it is now the parents’ responsibility, and I can’t overemphasise that,” he said.last_img read more

Second Delivery of Cranes Arrives at APM Terminals Moin

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: APM Terminals Terminal operator APM Terminals has taken delivery of the second shipment of Ship-to-Shore and Electric Rubber-Tire Gantry Cranes (ERTGs) at its facility in Moin, Costa Rica.With the additions, APM Terminals Moin remains on schedule for completion in February 2019, when it is expected to raise commerce in Costa Rica by 23%, the operator said citing the Qbis Socioeconomic Impact Study.This delivery brings the total number of STS and ERTG cranes on site to six and 23, respectively. The commissioning of the equipment was completed this week.“APM Terminals Moin is proud to celebrate this milestone, which puts Costa Rica on the logistics map and sends the right signal to stakeholders about our commitment to the country´s trade,” Kenneth Waugh, Managing Director of APM Terminals Moin, said.As part of a USD 1 billion investment, APM Terminals has built an island in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Costa Rica. This 100% owned greenfield development is part of the 30-year concession to operate the terminal. The current phase, due for completion in February 2019 is the second of three phases.last_img read more

HC stays JNU inquiry against teachers for protest march

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed the inquiry initiated byJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) against its 45 faculty members for allegedly participating in a protest march in July last year. Justice Suresh Kait sought response of the JNU administration on the plea by the teachers challenging the charge sheets issued by the varsity against 48 faculty members for allegedly taking part in the strike/ protest. The court listed the matter on October 10 for further hearing. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe teachers, represented through senior advocate Kapil Sibal, said they had sent individual responses to the show cause notices stating that no misconduct or violation of rules had taken place, as alleged by the varsity. The petition, filed by 45 faculty members, said the charge sheets issued against them relied on three grounds to implicate them in the alleged “mala fide inquiry”. One of the grounds was that the CCS (Conduct) Rules prohibit government servants from resorting to or abetting strikes, coercion or physical duress in matters pertaining to service.last_img read more

Unifor targets Resolute Forest Products to set pattern in contract talks

Unifor targets Resolute Forest Products to set pattern in contract talks by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 7, 2014 2:44 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – The head of Canada’s largest private-sector union wants to incite a debate about the future of the forestry sector and regain ground lost by workers during the recession in its first major round of bargaining this spring with Resolute Forest Products.“There’s no question that we’re going to talk about reversal of concessions,” Unifor national president Jerry Dias said Friday after choosing the Montreal-based company as the lead firm in contract talks in the Eastern Canadian pulp and paper industry.The Canadian forest sector was ravaged following the financial crisis as closures cut employment nearly in half to 230,000, devastating many communities.“It’s about damn time that we had a discussion in Canada about how we take advantage of our own natural resources and raw materials and put in a place an economy and a system to put young people to work,” Dias said.Negotiations with Resolute (TSX:RFP) will help establish a pattern agreement for some 10,000 Unifor members at companies across the sector in the eastern part of Canada.The union said its priorities will be “economic improvements, including benefits and job security enhancements.”Negotiations with Resolute will begin in mid-March and be followed by talks with an unnamed target among producers in Western Canada.Dias said the industry has returned to profitability and the union will ask companies to acknowledge the contributions made by workers during the crisis, including helping to take some companies like Resolute, formerly known as AbitibiBowater, out of creditor and bankruptcy protection.Workers at Resolute saw their ranks slashed by roughly 40 per cent, gave up a 10 per cent wage cut and made changes to their benefits and pensions to help the company in its restructuring.Dias expects negotiations will be difficult, but said the union selected the newsprint, pulp and lumber producer because it’s a large and stable company.“They have a long history, they understand exactly that we’re going to bargain solutions and we just hope they understand our determination.”Resolute didn’t immediately return requests for comment, but CEO Richard Garneau said Thursday the company was preparing for the negotiations.“I think our union partners know it’s a business that is declining and they understand quite well the difficulties that the industry is facing,” Garneau said in an interview.Analyst Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said that while Resolute cut wages by 10 per cent, it kept pensions intact even when many newsprint competitors failed to do so.“They’ve been actually pretty good to their employees in that respect,” he said, calling pattern bargaining a “crazy notion.”“It sets up situations where both sides get their dander up and you get strikes and people aren’t logical and looking at how much money that business can afford.”Tony Faria, a University of Windsor professor who specializes in the auto sector, said pattern bargaining fails to recognize the differences among companies.While Unifor’s predecessor, the Canadian Auto Workers, insisted on pattern bargaining with the big U.S. automakers, the UAW didn’t stick to the concept so strictly. The result is that more workers are being hired by the Detroit 3 in the U.S. than in Canada, he said.Unifor was formed by a merger of the CAW and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada.It has more than 300,000 members across Canada, including about 19,000 in the forest sector. read more

Chesapeake Energy Corp lays off 740 workers or about 15 per cent

by Tim Talley, The Associated Press Posted Sep 29, 2015 3:01 pm MDT Last Updated Sep 29, 2015 at 7:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OKLAHOMA CITY – Citing low energy prices, Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it was laying off 740 employees, most of them at its Oklahoma City headquarters, after the company reported a second-quarter loss of more than $4 billion in August.The company said the layoffs represent about 15 per cent of its workforce, cuts that will hit hardest at the company’s Oklahoma City office, where more than 560 people lost their jobs. Following the layoffs, the oil and natural gas producer will still employ about 4,000 people, including about 2,500 in Oklahoma City.In a letter to Chesapeake employees, CEO Doug Lawler said, “The current commodity price environment continues to be a challenge for our industry and for Chesapeake.”“Over the past year, we have taken significant actions in response to the low commodity prices by reducing our costs and decreasing our capital spending,” Lawler said. While the layoffs were “extremely difficult,” Lawler said they will enhance the long-term competitiveness and strength of Chesapeake.The company said affected employees will receive up to a year’s pay depending on their age, pay level and years of service.The company, which also has sold assets to save money, didn’t return emails and phone messages seeking comment.The layoffs are the latest among Oklahoma-based energy companies attributed to low oil and natural gas prices. Earlier this year, Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy announced it was laying off more than 100 workers from its headquarters, reducing headquarters staffing by about 20 per cent. At the time, SandRidge employed 661 in Oklahoma City.Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said she was saddened by the layoffs but understands that low energy prices are putting producers in a financial crunch.“Oklahoma does get hit because we’ve had such a rich resource in oil and gas,” Fallin said. “It helped to build a strong economy. But now we’re seeing a downturn. We’ve see these downturns before. And we’ll get through it.”Chad Warmington, president of the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association, said the Chesapeake layoffs are probably not the last round of cuts in the state’s energy sector.“With these commodity prices, our companies just can’t compete,” Warmington said. “It’s just a tough day, and with prices not looking to make a rebound any time in the near future, these effects are going to permeate throughout our economy.”Warmington said many oil and gas drilling operations are shutting down in Oklahoma because of low commodity prices and competition with better drilling sites in Texas and North Dakota.U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, a Republican from Oklahoma, urged President Barack Obama’s administration to allow domestic producers to export oil and natural gas overseas to help put the industry back on its feet and restore lost jobs.___Associated Press writers Justin Juozapavicius in Tulsa and Sean Murphy in Oklahoma City contributed to this report. Two people walk past one of the entrances to the Chesapeake Energy Corporation campus in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Chesapeake Energy Corp. says it has laid off 740 employees, most of them at its Oklahoma City headquarters, after the company reported a second-quarter loss of more than $4 billion in August. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Chesapeake Energy Corp. lays off 740 workers, or about 15 per cent of its workforce read more

Calgary MLAs added to Notley cabinet

Three Calgary MLAs were sworn into Alberta’s Cabinet Tuesday morning, along with three more from Edmonton. The NDP government says the six new members will help the party to make policy changes directed at economic growth and diversification.“At a time like this, when we are navigating difficult times, it’s very important for us to be able to hear from Albertans, to meet with Albertans, to be available to important stakeholders across the province. And quite frankly, we need to expand the cabinet in order for that to happen,” Notley said after the ceremony.Calgary-Cross representative Ricardo Miranda is the new Minister of Culture and Tourism, Stephanie McLean of Calgary-Varsity takes on the Service Alberta and Status of Women portfolios, while Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne becomes the Associate Minister of Health.Two of them may have to bow out for a short time. Both McLean and Payne are pregnant, with McLean expecting this month. Notley says she wanted to ensure their place of work was somewhere where women can engage fully.“The two ministers who previously held those portfolios will be the back up ministers for two portfolios. And I know that Minister McLean will be hoping to come back to work as soon as possible,”The newly minted ministers from Edmonton are Richard Feehan for Indigenous Relations, Christina Gray as Minister of Labour and Minister Responsible for Democratic Renewal and Marlin Schmidt as the Minister of Advanced Education.The province says all the new ministers will help share the workload as most of their positions now concentrate on just one portfolio. It notes cabinet is still smaller than those seen in the past decade.Other moves include Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman who will also serve as Deputy Premier. Notley was asked if any Calgary MLA’s were considered for the job and if she was worried Calgary might feel under-served in the legislature.“I have a very capable cabinet and a number of people could have filled the role of Deputy Premier, but I happen to believe that Minister Hoffman will be very well placed to do (this) kind of work,” said Notley.Oneil Carlier becomes Deputy House Leader, while Minister of Economic Development and Trade Deron Bilous also continues to serve as Deputy House Leader. by Crystal Laderas Posted Feb 2, 2016 12:10 pm MDT Last Updated Feb 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgary-Cross representative Ricardo Miranda is sworn in as the new Minister of Culture and Tourism at a ceremony on Feb. 2, 2016. Government of Alberta Calgary MLAs added to Notley cabinet read more

Fiona Onasanya will not face longer prison sentence Solicitor General rules

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Her brother received 10 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to three counts of perverting the course of justice over speeding, including over the July 24 incident. Disgraced MP Fiona Onasanya will not have her three-month jail sentenced extended after the Solicitor General decided not to refer her case to the Court of Appeal. The Peterborough MP was convicted at the Old Bailey of perverting the course of justice after lying to police to avoid a speeding charge. She was jailed in January but is continuing in her role despite calls for her to stand down.In the days after her conviction, the Attorney General’s office received a complaint insisting the three-month sentence was “unduly lenient”. The office had 28 days to consider the case, but on Monday, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General’s Office said: “After careful consideration the Solicitor General has concluded that he could not refer this case to the Court of Appeal.”A referral under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme to the Court of Appeal can only be made if a sentence is not just lenient but unduly so, such that the sentencing judge made a gross error or imposed a sentence outside the range of sentences reasonably available in the circumstances of the offence.”The threshold is a high one, and the test was not met in this case.”If the sentence had been found to be unduly lenient, the case would have been referred to the Court of Appeal which would decide whether or not to increase it. Onasanya was jailed for three months after she was found to have lied to police officers to avoid a speeding fine, becoming the first sitting MP in 28 years to be sent to prison. However, she has refused to resign as an MP, with her lawyer telling the Old Bailey that she had clung onto her seat because her £77,000 salary was her “only source of income”.Under existing laws MPs can only be ousted from Parliament if they are jailed for 12 months or more, meaning the authorities are powerless to prevent Onasanya from returning once she is released.Her constituents must also wait for her appeal process to end before they can attempt to unseat her and force a by-election, by which time the 35-year-old may already have returned to the Commons.Onasanya, an Independent after being expelled by the Labour Party, is appealing against her conviction.Jurors at the Old Bailey heard that Onasanya colluded with her brother Festus after her car was clocked doing 41mph in a 30mph zone in the village of Thorney, near Peterborough, in July 2017.The court was told that she was sent a Notice of Intended Prosecution (NIP) to fill out, but it was sent back naming the guilty driver as Aleks Antipow, an acquaintance of her brother, who was away visiting his parents in Russia. read more

Guilty burglar repays stolen money after 30 years with interest

first_imgAnyways, I did a very bad thing that I am shamed of and have lived with this guilt. I can’t begin to say how sorry iam but have lived with this guilt too long. If you do find him, please tell him that I was afoolish stupid man when I did that and iam sorrie. A GUILTY THIEF who stole $800 from a supermarket three decades ago has repaid the money, plus some interest.The anonymous burglar sent a note and $1,200 in $100 bills to the sheriff’s department in Hastings, Michigan, WOOD-TV reported.The writer admitted breaking into a local store, the Middle Mart, about 30 years ago.In a letter packed with emotion and spelling errors, the writer asks for “help in locating a man” to whom he owes the money. He wrote: The letter was unsigned and had no return address.The $1,200, while it includes some interest, falls short of making up for the loss in the dollar’s purchasing power over the intervening years. The stolen $800 would be worth about $1,800 today, based on changes in the consumer price index.WOOD-TV said the former owner of the store, now called Greg’s Get-N-Go, confirmed it was broken into in the 1980s. The store was sold in 1988.Undersheriff Bob Baker said the letter and cash came as quite a surprise.“This doesn’t happen every day,” Baker said. He said the department isn’t interested in reopening the case because of the time that has passed.PIC: Amazing note from a dad to his gay son>Marriage Proposal Billboard of the Day>last_img read more

PSA Amazon will not help you if your Kindle is stolen

first_imgAmazon’s behavior is strange for mobile device manufacturers (iOS and Android have built in device tracking). Of course it’s difficult to prove that an item is stolen in a world where a dishonest person simply can sell a piece of hardware via Craigslist and report it stolen when they want it back. Additionally, it’s not surprising that Amazon is hesitant to give out personal information on any of it’s users, even though that information may be obtained from a login to your device.What makes the Kindle different from most tablets and smartphones is how it operates — Amazon’s centralized control means the company can easily provide users with everything they need to protect themselves, just like Android and iOS users have the ability to do now. Even so, they’ve refused, rather deciding to treat the high-tech, 3G-enabled Kindle like a dumb device (like a book even). Until that Amazon’s policy changes, keep a close eye on those Kindles. We’ve become so connected that few things feel as good to us as being able to recover a lost or stolen smartphone. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and if you have a Kindle you can forget Amazon being at all helpful in recovering a missing e-reader.Android and iOS devices have no shortage of tools that will help you locate a piece of hardware once it has gone missing. In many cases, as long as you catch it fast enough, you can use GPS to track your device down to a few feet from its current location. You provide that information to the police, and in many cases your phone or tablet is returned to you unharmed. Because the majority of Amazon’s Kindle line don’t come with GPS, recovery like this is significantly less likely, but if the person who stole your Kindle does something silly (like log into the reader with their personal Amazon account), you’d think that recovery would be simple given how much information we give the online retailer. Unfortunately, Amazon isn’t as willing to cooperate as we’d like them to be.So what happens if your Kindle is stolen and you want to track it down?If you attempt to reach out to Amazon directly, you will be told that you have to first file a report with the police and have them contact Amazon. They will help you to get the stolen Kindle locked down, but otherwise you will need to reach out to the police.At that point your Amazon account will provide you with the serial number and any other information necessary for the police to confirm that it is your Kindle.From there, the police will have to contact Amazon, which is only done via email.If you live in the US, Amazon can choose to provide the police with the necessary information or they can demand a court order.If you live outside the US, the police will need to email the Amazon domain that matches the country where you purchased the Kindle. Then they will also choose to either respond with personal information or demand a court order.last_img read more

People say that time is a healer but to be honest it

first_imgNine years on and I still miss him every day.Patricia was outside Leinster House today along with other relatives of road victims as members of the Irish Road Victims Association (IRVA), a support network and advocacy group for people who have lost loved ones on the roads. David Gibbons (8) from Tullamore holds up a picture of his father James whom he never got to meet and who died aged 28. Source: Same Boal/RollingNews.ieVigilToday is European Day for Victims of Crime and members of the organisation gathered outside Leinster House in a vigil alongside 188 pictures of road traffic victims throughout the years.The number was the represent the 188 people who died on Ireland’s roads last year. Patricia Gibbons (left) and Karen Newman (right) who both lost loved ones in road traffic incidents. Source: Cormac Fitzgerald/TheJournal.ieCampaignIRVA has campaigned in the past for a number of changes to road traffic rules and regulations.On Wednesday, members pleaded with drivers to follow all the rules of the road. To avoid driver fatigue, to slow down and to always take care when they drove.“I hope this promotes a bit of road safety and makes people aware of the effect it has on us standing here,” said Patricia Gibbons.“It was devastating for me when I lost James.I’m the mother and father role in the house now. I’ve to do everything.Read: Three out of five people think those convicted of drink driving should get automatic banRead: Man still in serious condition one month after hit and run https://jrnl.ie/3252908 Wednesday 22 Feb 2017, 6:11 PM Share345 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald PATRICIA GIBBONS LOST her husband James in a road traffic accident nine years ago, and she still misses him every day.James died on 17 January 2008 when the lorry he was driving in was collided with head on by another lorry.He suffered severe injuries in the collision and the died at the scene of the crash. James and Patricia were married just eight months when he died and she was 12 weeks pregnant with their second child.“My little lad never actually got to meet his dad,” Patricia told TheJournal.ie outside the gates of Leinster House this afternoon.Patricia has two children – David (8) and Conor (15). She said that life has been very difficult for the family since her husband died.“People say that time is a healer, but to be honest it doesn’t get any easier,” she said. Feb 22nd 2017, 6:11 PM Pictures of road victims set up outside Leinster House this week. Source: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ieThe purpose of the gathering was to highlight the impact losing a loved one on the roads has on those close to them, and to call for criminal justice reform to implement stronger penalties for road traffic offences.We’re here to look for justice for road victims and we want road crimes to be treated as other crimes,” said Donna Price, chairperson of IRVA.We want these crimes to be treated with the priority they deserve. And the sentence imposed should reflect the taking of a life.IRVA believes sentences handed down to people who are convicted for driving offences that lead to a person being injured or killed should be longer and the penalties stricter than they are now.“We’re here to highlight that road crimes are real crimes so if you break the rules of the road you are committing a crime and you should expect a penalty,” she said. Source: Cormac Fitzgerald?TheJournal.ieDonna lost her own son Darren in 2006 after he was involved in a crash with a lorry.Darren – who was 18 at the time and a footballer with Westmeath – was on his way to college at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) when a lorry collided with his car.“He set out in the morning for college and he never came home,” said Donna.We try to raise awareness of the human impact. The fact that these are real people and that these deaths are completely preventable.Karen Newman was also present outside Leinster house today. She lost her brother Richard after he was involved in a road traffic accident in August 2004.“We’re here to honour the memory of these people,” she said.To put a face to these people – it could be you it could be me it could be any member of your family any day of the week.center_img Short URL 12,248 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Source: TheJournal.ie/YouTube “People say that time is a healer, but to be honest it doesn’t get any easier” – Remembering Ireland’s road victims 188 pictures of people who died in road traffic incidents were set up outside the Dáil this week. Subscribe for more videos 3 Comments last_img read more

One in four Greeks wants to leave country EU finds

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A quarter (24 per cent) of Greeks want to relocate to another country permanently and of these 63 per cent want to migrate to another European country, according to the results of the European Commission’s quarterly report on the employment and social situation in the European Union.The report showed that 4.1 percent of Greeks want to relocate in the next 12 months, compared to an EU average of 1.2 percent.Source: Kathimerinilast_img

No new or suspected measles cases reported

first_imgClark County Public Health hasn’t identified any new confirmed measles cases or suspected cases in its ongoing outbreak investigation. There are 70 confirmed cases in Clark County.There hasn’t been a new confirmed case since Saturday. Public Health hasn’t found any new exposure locations, either. For a complete list of exposure sites, visit our measles exposure site webpage.Of the 70 confirmed cases, 51 involve children younger than 11. There are 15 cases between the ages of 11 and 18, one between the ages of 19 and 29, and three between the ages of 30 and 39.In 61 cases, patients were not immunized; seven others have an unverified vaccination status. In two cases, patients had received one of the two recommended doses of the vaccine.For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark County Public Health’s measles investigation webpage.last_img read more

Settlement payout for Caicos Pride Day Boat Seafood Pelagic Fish Study halted

first_imgMinisters advised His Excellency the Governor to approve a settlement payment in respect of losses that both companies claimed they had incurred as a result of TCIG suspending a 2 year pelagic fishing research study in 2014. Cabinet met yesterday and it was determined that we owe Caicos Pride Products Ltd and Day Boat Seafood LLC financial compensation for cancelling the pelagic fish study. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppA major payout is now due because TCIG reneged on an arrangement and it will cost tax payers likely a heap of money. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Additionally, the CDB, Caribbean Development Bank was in country and in Cabinet and presented on the Medium Term Development Strategy for TCI. The Turks and Caicos has qualified to borrow up to $100 million from the CDB. The Governor, during that Cabinet meeting, was also asked to endorse the Crown Land allocation to 36 Turks and Caicos Islanders who were successful in ballots drawn on April 29 2016. The Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs or DEMA had previously granted those companies a research permit; a House of Assembly vote led by the PDM ended the study. No settlement figure was given.last_img read more

Traveler checksin can of beer at Australian airport

first_img(WSVN) – Airline companies tell travelers to pack only what’s necessary, and one passenger decided a can of beer was an essential item.A traveler at an Australian Airport, Saturday, checked-in a can of beer while traveling. The airport attendants were shocked to see the bizarre check-in, but the beer successfully passed through screeners, along with the traveler’s luggage.The passenger, who wished to remain anonymous, said it was his friend’s idea that was previously thought could never work.The Australian brew arrived undamaged at baggage claim.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Sensex falls 202 points on renewed fears over US Fed rate hike

first_imgThe S&P BSE Sensex extended losses for the fourth consecutive session on Thursday, falling 202 points amid fresh hints of interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve in December.The Sensex closed at 26,838 points, down 0.75 percent, while the 50-share Nifty fell 59 points, or 0.73 percent, to end at 8,111.Earlier on Wednesday, the US Federal Reserve had indicated that it remained on track to raise lending rates for the first time in more than seven years.”The FOMC left the door ajar. If markets don’t tighten financial conditions for them, if the US data remain firm, if global events don’t scare them and if the sun shines every day, the Fed will raise rates at their December meeting,” said Societe Generale in a note.The expiry of October derivative contracts in the Futures & Options (F&O) segment also weighed on market sentiments.”The push by Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to increase the minimum lot size from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 5 lakh led to lower market-wide rollovers, which stood at 74 percent as against the one-year average of 82 percent. With retail participation likely to drop in the F&O segment, we expect wild gyrations to continue in the next few weeks,” said Amar Ambani, Head of Research at IIFL.Among the BSE sectoral indices, Power, Bankex and Capital Goods were the top losers, while Auto and Consumer Durable indices remained supported.Shares of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries ended 0.4 percent higher after its telecom arm Reliance Jio Infocomm said it would “raise Rs 3,000 crore by issuing secured redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis,” the Business Standard reported.Sun Pharma shares were down 2.3 percent after the company said it has started recalling a million boxes of Loratadine, an anti-allergic drug, from the US market after the tablets were found to be ‘super potent’ and ‘out of specification’.Hero Motocorp stock prices gained 0.2 percent on the expectations of over 20 percent growth in its sales in October due to high demand during the festive season.Yes Bank shares closed nearly 2 percent after the bank announced a forecast beating profit growth of 26.5 percent for the second quarter in the current fiscal year.”The bank’s asset quality performance has held up well so far. Going forward, we have factored higher provisions and slippages given the bank’s corporate exposure to metals and EPC. Even after factoring the higher provisions and slippages, we expect Yes Bank to deliver a CAGR of 20.2 percent in earnings for FY2015-17E. Currently, the stock trades at 1.9x FY2017E ABV. We maintain BUY rating on the stock,” said Vaibhav Agrawal, Vice-President of Research- Banking at Angel Broking.Share prices of domestic search engine Just Dial closed over 11 percent lower despite a surge in its profit by a little over 47 percent in the September quarter.”A total of 34 stocks registered a fresh 52-week high in trades today, while 19 stocks touched a new 52-week low on the NSE,” IIFL said in a note.On the commodities front, gold prices fell sharply by Rs 190 to Rs 27,075 per 10 grams on the back of renewed expectations over increase in interest rates by the US central bank. The yellow metal prices came under pressure amid a strengthening US dollar. Silver prices rose marginally by Rs 15 to Rs 37,365 per kg.last_img read more

Road crash kills 2

first_imgRoad accident illustration by Prothom AloTwo people were killed and four others injured when a bus rammed a pick-up van at Pakutia in Ghatail, Tangail on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Rezaul Karim Shyamol, 32 from Ghatail, Tangail and Kabir Hossain, 30 from Phulbaria, Mymensingh.The accident took place on Tangail-Mymensingh road when the Mymensingh-bound bus from Pabna hit the pick-up van coming from the opposite direction around 11:30 am, leaving a pick-up van passenger dead on the spot and five others injured, said Maksudul Alam, officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station.The injured were taken to Ghatail Upazila Health complex where doctors declared another dead.last_img read more