TRANSPORTATIONINFRASTRUCTURE RENEWALHEALTHWELLNESS–Advisory Services Sought for the QEII Redevelopment Project

first_imgGovernment is considering its options for the design, construction, finance and infrastructure maintenance of the QEII redevelopment project, including province-led and private sector-led approaches. A request for supplier qualifications for public-private partnership (P3) advisory services was issued today, Jan. 25. “We have said all along we will consider all delivery options to see what’s best financially and operationally,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “We are committed to moving this project forward. While no decisions have been made to use the public-private partnership approach, it’s our responsibility to look at all reasonable funding and delivery options.” The advisory services will assess the P3 delivery services option through a business case analysis and recommend an approach that is in the best interest of Nova Scotians. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 28. Details of the request for proposals are available at http://novascotia.ca/tenders/tenders/ns-tenders.aspx. The QEII redevelopment project will better connect Nova Scotians to the care they need. The work includes the expansion of the QEII Health Sciences Centre, along with projects at Dartmouth General Hospital, Hants Community Hospital and other sites that will support the eventual closure of the Centennial and Victoria buildings on the Victoria General site in Halifax. For updates on the QEII redevelopment project, go to http://QE2redevelopment.ca.last_img read more

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BC man found guilty of polygamy believed he couldnt be prosecuted lawyer

first_imgCRANBROOK, B.C. – The lawyer for a British Columbia man found guilty of marrying two dozen women says his client believed he could not be prosecuted for polygamy.Winston Blackmore’s attorney, Blaire Suffredine, was in B.C. Supreme Court in Cranbrook on Wednesday, arguing that a provincial attorney general in the early 1990s issued a statement that said charging an individual with polygamy would breach their charter rights.“His statement, that this is the law and this is what we will enforce and this is what we won’t enforce … is a clear statement that everyone in British Columbia, including Mr. Blackmore, can rely on,” Suffredine said.The statement followed an RCMP investigation in Bountiful, B.C., where the court has heard residents follow the tenants of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a sect that condones plural or “celestial” marriage.Blackmore, a leader in the small community, was found guilty earlier this year of one count of polygamy after the court heard he had married 24 women, including three who were 15 years old at the time.His co-accused, James Oler, was found guilty of having five wives.Blackmore is asking for a stay of the proceedings and an exemption from prosecution based on his religious beliefs. If he is convicted, Blackmore is asking for an absolute discharge.The convictions have not be entered pending the outcome of the constitutional arguments.Suffredine argued on Wednesday that Blackmore’s unions were never legal marriages, but common-law relationships sanctioned by Blackmore’s religious beliefs, which carry no legal weight.“Mr. Blackmore believes his actions were lawful, so he can’t possibly have the intent to commit a crime,” Suffredine said. “He testified to this, that the ceremonies were common-law unions, and he understood that to be legal.”Closing arguments in the case are expected to be heard on Thursday.(Cranbrook Daily Townsman)last_img read more

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Must Love Cats John Fulton Hosts PSA For Humane Treatment Of Feral

first_imgJohn Fulton, host of Animal Planet’s Must Love Cats, makes a pitch for the humane treatment of feral cats in a new public service announcement recorded for the nonprofit Alley Cat Allies, the nation’s largest advocacy group for cats.Video: Ending Cats’ Casanova Days with Trap-Neuter-ReturnIn the video, Fulton stands by a humane trap containing Frank, a black-and-white “feral” cat, and explains Trap-Neuter-Return, a program where cats are trapped, neutered and vaccinated, and then returned to their original outdoor homes. “Don’t tell Frank, but his Casanova days are over. No more Frank juniors,” Fulton whispers to the camera in a humorous aside.Alley Cat Allies spearheaded the movement for TNR in the United States in the early 1990s. Today, more than 330 local governments have endorsed or adopted TNR, and more are joining in each week.“I’m so excited to be working with Alley Cat Allies. They love cats as much as I love cats!” says Fulton. “With this video campaign, we’re teaming up to raise awareness about Trap-Neuter-Return— the humane and effective approach for stray and feral cats. Every year, more and more communities are adopting TNR, thanks to Alley Cat Allies.”Fulton, who has been featured on America’s Cutest Pet, Cats 101, the Puppy Bowl and the Tonight Show, is a special guest at Alley Cat Allies’ national conference, Architects of Change for Cats, which will be held Nov. 8 to 10 in Arlington, Virginia.“John Fulton is a true friend of the cats and we are so thrilled by his support for our work,” said Becky Robinson, president and co-founder of Alley Cat Allies. “We are also really excited that he will be speaking at the conference along with a slew of prominent industry experts who have transformed the shelter, pound, and animal control systems.”The conference will include workshops on topics like successful community models of TNR, partnering with the local veterinarian community on TNR, and transformative shelter and community programs and policies that save cats’ lives.last_img read more

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UN and AU sign pact on improving humanitarian response in Africa

26 August 2010The United Nations and the African Union (AU) have signed an agreement that outlines key areas of collaboration on humanitarian issues, and which is also designed to strengthen the pan-African body’s capacity to deal with humanitarian crises across the continent. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the African Union Commission (AUC) will govern cooperation and collaboration between OCHA and the AUC in several areas – early warning, disaster preparedness and response, coordination, and protection of civilians in situations of conflict and natural disasters.The memorandum, signed at AU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday, is based on a cooperation framework developed by the UN and AU in 2006.At UN Headquarters in New York, outgoing Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes today welcomed reinforced OCHA collaboration with the AU.“This MoU establishes a firm footing for strengthening the partnership between OCHA and the African Union in efforts to bring relief and protection to millions of people in need in Africa,” said Mr. Holmes. read more

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WiLAN shares jump after Dell patent agreement

OTTAWA — Shares in patent licensing company Wi-LAN Inc. were up more than eight per cent Monday in trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.The 35-cent gain to $4.60 a share comes after Wi-LAN signed an agreement to settle patent litigation with Dell.Wi-LAN says litigation between the two companies will be dismissed.Dell  has obtained a licence from Wi-LAN to a subset of wireless patents for some wireless products.Wi-LAN has a portfolio of more than 3,000 issued or pending patents to companies globally for a wide range of consumer electronics products.The Canadian Press read more

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At least 62 dead in deadliest boat tragedy in Red Sea this

“We are still seeking information, but it is now confirmed that a boat carrying 60 people from Somalia and Ethiopia and two Yemeni crew sank last Saturday in the Red Sea,” Adrian Edwards, spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), told reporters in Geneva.The victims were reportedly buried by local residents after their bodies washed ashore in Yemen’s Al Jadeed area.“The tragedy is the largest single loss of life this year of migrants and refugees attempting to reach Yemen via the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden,” Mr. Edwards said.The tragedy follows previous incidents in January, March and April, bringing the known total of deaths at sea of people trying to reach Yemen to at least 121 so far this year.“UNHCR strongly believes that every life counts and is working to prevent the alarming loss of life at sea and indifference to people desperately needing protection,” said Mr. Edwards.“We are reiterating our call for Governments in the region to strengthen their search-and-rescue capacities, their arrangements for securing safe disembarkation of those rescued and proper identification, and assistance and referral of vulnerable people in need of protection and assistance,” he added.UNHCR stands ready to support Yemen in these activities, along with other measures to boost the protection system in the region. The agency has documented the arrival of 16,500 refugees and migrants on the Yemeni coast during the first four months of 2014, significantly less than the 35,000 received in the same period last year.Over the past five years, more than half-a-million people (mainly Somalis, Ethiopians and Eritreans) have crossed the dangerous waters of the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea to reach Yemen. According to UNHCR, boats are overcrowded and smugglers have reportedly thrown passengers overboard to prevent capsizing or avoid detection. Search-and-rescue officials say the practice has resulted in hundreds of undocumented casualties in recent years. read more

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Give food clothing toys or time this holiday season

Brock has embraced the season of giving.Whether it’s food, clothing, toys or time that you’re looking to donate, there are many ways giving back to the Niagara community this holiday season.The following is a list of fundraising initiatives, food and clothing drives, and volunteer opportunities led by the University community over the next month.Food drivesBrock Badgers’ food driveBrock Sports and Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) are combining food drive efforts this year. What started six years ago as a small food drive initiated by the men’s hockey team, has expanded to include BUSU, women’s hockey and men’s and women’s volleyball and basketball.Student-athletes are encouraged to participate and help spread the word. The athletic team that raises the most food will receive additional Badgers 4 Badgers points.The Brock University and wider Niagara communities can donate non-perishable food items at upcoming Brock Badgers athletic games:Saturday, Nov. 25 — Brock vs. Laurentian men’s hockey at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment CentreSunday, Nov. 26 — Brock vs. Toronto men’s and women’s volleyball at the Bob Davis Gym, Brock UniversitySaturday, Dec. 2 — Brock vs. Carleton men’s and women’s basketball at the Meridian CentreSunday, Dec. 3 — Brock vs. Wilfrid Laurier women’s hockey at the Seymour-Hannah Sports and Entertainment CentreDonations will be directed to the Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold food program and the BUSU Food First program.Food binsCommunity Care food bins will be located at the Walker Sports Complex, BUSU office, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, DeCew Residence and Arnie Lowenberger Residence.Suggested non-perishable food items include:    peanut butter    canned fish, meat, fruit and vegetables    juice boxes and large juice containers    pudding cups and apple sauce    nut-free granola bars    baby formula and cerealIf Brock staff or faculty are interested in hosting a bin in their office or department, please email Jocelyn Titone, jtitone@brocku.ca.Gingerbread house raffleGuernsey Market is raffling off a gingerbread house filled with chocolates. Tickets are $1 each. Proceeds will support BUSU’s Food First program.Clothing drivesSwap ‘n DropStudent Life and Community Experience is hosting Swap ‘n Drop Thursday, Nov. 30. Brock students, faculty and staff are asked to bring in clean, gently used clothing to the Student Life Involvement Commons (MCA 204) before Nov. 30. Clothing donors can participate in the event in Market Hall by taking home one item for every item they donate. Anyone can purchase clothing pieces for $2 each. Monetary donations will be directed to BUSU’s Food First program. Excess clothing will be given to the YWCA Niagara Region and Section 23, the District School Board of Niagara’s classrooms for high-risk students.Warmth TreesHelp keep someone warm this winter. Donate new winter hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, slippers, pyjamas, socks and coats to the Warmth Trees in Walker Sports Complex and Guernsey Market. Donations will be directed to the Salvation Army and Community Care.Clothing binsMarilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is collecting gently used clothing for Start Me Up Niagara’s Out of the Cold program and non-perishable food items for Community Care. Donations will be accepted until Dec. 22.Winter coats will also be directed to the Out of the Cold program. Bins will be located in DeCew Residence and Arnie Lowenberger Residence.Toy drivesBrock Campus Store is collecting unwrapped, new toys and stocking stuffers for Community Care’s Adopt an Angel program. Children’s names and ages adorn the tree to help donors choose gifts.Brock offices and departments are encouraged to collect toys, warm clothing or money as a group. The Information Technology Services team is collecting toys and warm winter accessories that will be donated to Community Care and the Habitat for Humanity Women Build twelve Brock employees are involved with.Donate timeHoliday paradesCandy cane helpers are needed for the Thorold Santa Claus Parade Saturday, Nov. 25 and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Christmas Parade Saturday, Dec. 9. Participants will walk alongside a holiday-themed Brock float, handing out candy canes and helping spread holiday cheer and school spirit. Visit ExperienceBU to learn more or to register to walk in the Thorold or Niagara-on-the-Lake parades.Holiday hostsBrock International is looking for Brock students, faculty and staff interested in hosting international students over the holidays. The time invested can be as little as a couple of hours participating in a winter activity like ice skating or tobogganing or enjoying a festive dinner. A Home for the Holidays information session is planned for Monday, Nov. 27 at noon in Plaza 411.Community partnersIf Brock students, staff or faculty are interested in volunteering with community organizations this holiday season, Kristen Smith, Brock’s Manager, Community Outreach Programs, can help connect them with community partners. For more information, email Smith at ksmith2@brocku.ca or call x3545. Donate moneyBrock University’s United Way employee fundraising campaign is still underway, with a goal of raising $145,000 by mid-December. Faculty and staff are encouraged to return their pledge forms to Human Resources or donate online.Student Life and Community Experience is selling potted poinsettias until Wednesday, Dec. 6. Proceeds will support the Rankin Cancer Run. If there is a holiday fundraiser, clothing or food drive missing from this Brock News list, contact jtitone@brocku.ca to have it added. read more

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Starving fox cub found under a sofa after spending days inside a

first_img“It wasn’t until she looked under the furniture and noticed two little eyes staring back at her that she realised she had a lodger,” said Josh Flanagan, the founder of Fenland Animal Rescue, which is currently looking after the fox.”It soon became apparent this little one had been in the house for several days and had been without food or fluids throughout.”The charity decided to take in the animal after finding no trace of its mother.Ten days later, after careful feeding and treatment, the “seriously dehydrated” and starving cub is doing well and will be released into the wild once it is old enough and if it has acquired the necessary skills to survive. He has been moved to a semi-wild outdoor pen “so that he can remain wild, but also enjoy the space to play and explore like any fox cub should”, said Mr Flanagan. It soon became apparent this little one had been in the house for several daysJosh Flanagan, Fenland Animal Rescue It was an unfamiliar smell and the increasingly strange behaviour of the family cat that finally alerted one Norfolk household to the presence of an uninvited guest.A fox cub has been taken into care after it was discovered “lodging” under a sofa.It is thought the six-week-old cub had been living in the house in Welney for several days and had affected entry through a hole where a cat flap used to be.A smell had begun to emanate from the sofa, and the homeowner decided to investigate when they realised the cat was ‘standing guard’. 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.last_img read more

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Chinatown Wars drops to 699 on iTunes until November 15

first_imgRockstar has decided to drop the price of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for a very limited time. The usual price of $9.99 has been cut to $6.99 starting today and running through November 15.The HD version for the iPad was released back in September and v1.1.0 added six new radio stations along with 100 minutes of new music. It has 50 missions to play through and the controls have been tweaked to make it perfect for a multitouch screen input.Check out this gameplay video to see how it plays then head over to iTunes through the link below before the price goes back up.Buy it now from iTuneslast_img read more

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Know Your Sport Take our weekly quiz

first_img Tweet By Fintan O’Toole Silver Gavan Hennigan Who denied St Fintan’s HS victory in their first game in the Leinster Senior Schools Cup on Tuesday? 6 Blackrock College Share19 Tweet Email Tweet INPHO Colm Cooper Wigan Athletic Answer all the questions to see your result! PA Katie Taylor’s next fight was confirmed this week. What city will it be in? INPHO PA PA 4 INPHO Irish midfielder Jack Byrne joined which Championship club this week? INPHO Share Not too bad at all. If you’d paid a little more attention you could have won the gold. Share your result: PA Robbie Henshaw Ben Duffy 7 Share your result: It was announced this week that Wexford hurler Lee Chin will travel to which Canadian city to try out ice hockey? Aston Villa St Michael’s College Clongowes Wood College 231 5 James Hennigan 1999 Bronze Montreal Gold Which one of these players did not claim an AIB GAA provincial player of the year award last Monday? Which Galway man completed a solo row across the Atlantic Ocean this week? INPHO You scored out of ! Belvedere College Share your result: INPHO https://the42.ie/3221566 The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! INPHO PA Con O’Callaghan New York Share your result: PA 1993 Calgary 211 PA Tony Kelly London INPHO PA 14 Comments In what year was the Atlanta Falcons only previous Super Bowl appearance? INPHO INPHO Sean O’Brien INPHO Devin Toner Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz Were you paying attention over the last week? Last Men Standing – the Irish rugby team from their final game of the amateur era‘I went to my father’s shed, put my foot in a vice and cut off my cast with a hacksaw to go train’ Vancouver Tweet Belfast Dublin Diarmuid Connolly Norwich City You scored out of ! 26,763 Views Top of the pile, you really were paying attention this week. 191 1997 You scored out of ! Frank Lampard announced his retirement from soccer on Thursday. How many goals did he net for Chelsea during his career? You scored out of ! David Hennigan Wooden Spoon PA Share Well now. There’s not much we can say about that. Do you even like sport? Share Friday 3 Feb 2017, 4:55 PM Rob Kearney The questions just didn’t suit you this time. Maybe try again next week. PA Rob Hennigan Follow us: the42.ie PA 2005 Feb 3rd 2017, 4:55 PM Tweet Short URL Share Ireland play Scotland tomorrow in the Six Nations. Who scored two tries when the sides last met in Murrayfield in 2015? Preston North End How many Australian Open titles does Roger Federer now have after last Sunday’s final victory? 171 Toronto Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Caribbean heritage celebrated at festival in Lauderhill

first_imgLAUDERHILL, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida festival celebrated Caribbean heritage, Sunday afternoon.Crowds showed up for Caribbean Village at the Lauderhill Sports Park this afternoon. The annual event, sponsored by The Galleon Foundation, brought families out for a day of Caribbean-themed fun and entertainment for people of all ages.The community outreach event, which celebrates Caribbean American Heritage Month, featured a parade, a swimwear competition and a free concert by several Caribbean artists, including Kevin Lyttle and Marcia Griffiths.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Pilot makes belly landing at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) – A pilot experiencing issues with a plane’s landing gear was forced to make a tricky touchdown at Fort Lauderdale Executive airport, Wednesday afternoon.The pilot was headed back from the Bahamas when the plane’s landing gear started having some problems. Truck 53 is out on a belly landing at FXE. Thankfully the Pilot aced the landing and no injuries. #FLFR @FTLCityNews @deantrantalis @heathermoraitis @glassman4ftl @BenSorensen @rmckinzie8779 @leefeldman @SunSentinel @wsvn @WPLGLocal10 @CBSMiami @nbc6 pic.twitter.com/6f2J1CbXKK— FLFR PIO (@FtLaudFire) May 23, 2018The pilot had no choice but to make a belly landing, which is when an aircraft lands on its underside.The pilot was the only passenger on board and is said to be OK.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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BUSINESS BRIEF Wilmingtons Heilind Electronics Opens New Distribution Center In Ohio

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Expands Sensata PartnershipIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Panduit Honors Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics With 2 Awards for Top Electronics DistributorIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Heilind Electronics Voted Best Electronics Distributor Seventh Consecutive TimeIn “Business” WILMINGTON, MA — Heilind Electronics, a premier distributor of electronic components worldwide, officially announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Mentor, Ohio.The facility is located just a short distance from the company’s Highland Heightsdistribution center, which it will replace. At 180,000 square feet, the building features more shelf space, a larger carrier service delivery area and a conveyor belt system spanning 5,450 linear feet. This extensive real estate will accommodate Heilind’s growing inventory, which includes items from over 150 manufacturers. In addition, the facility has room for expansion as the company grows.The Mentor distribution center also boasts many advanced features – including a paperless picking system, automated in-line scale and dimensioner and automated invoicing. Additionally, it is equipped with redundant power and datacom systems to enhance uptime.“The Mentor facility is a big milestone for both Heilind and our customers,” said Alan Clapp, Vice President, Heilind Electronics. “We will now be able to stock a broader selection of products and get them to our customers even more efficiently. In addition, we will retain virtually all of our seasoned employees – a big plus when it comes to maintaining our stellar service levels.”In recognition of the new distribution center, Heilind will be hosting a combined open house and tech fair on September 18. This free event will not only give attendees the opportunity to tour the facility, but will also connect them with representatives from over 30 manufacturers in the electronic components industry. For details, visit http://www.heilind.com/heilind-tech-expo.About Heilind ElectronicsHeilind Electronics, Inc. is one of the world’s leading distributors of connectors, relays, sensors, switches, thermal management and circuit protection products, terminal blocks, wire and cable, wiring accessories and insulation and identification products. Founded in 1974, Heilind has locations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Follow Heilind on Facebook at facebook.com/Heilind and on Twitter at twitter.com/Heilind.(NOTE: The above press release is from Heilind Electronics via PR Newswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.last_img read more

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7th grader allegedly raped by uncle

first_imgA class VII girl of Sakhipur upazila in Tangail has allegedly been raped at home by her uncle.The student filed a case with Sakhipur police station in connection with the incident on Wednesday night.Police sent the student to Tangail Medical College Hospital for medical tests on Thursday morning.Speaking to Prothom Alo at Sakhipur police station on Wednesday night, the girl said her uncle (husband of mother’s sister) took her to a solitary forest on the way to school two months ago and raped her there.On 7 July, her uncle raped her for the second time when she was alone at home.She said her uncle threatened to kill her if she disclosed the rape incidents.I disclosed it to my parents, she added.The victim’s mother said her daughter was first raped on the way to school.On the phone with Prothom Alo, the wife of the accused said, “I have heard about it. It is a matter of great shame. If my husband committed the crime, I want my husband’s punishment.”Sakhipur police station sub inspector Jahidul Islam said, “The police are trying to arrest the accused.”“The girl was sent to the hospital for medical tests,” he added.last_img read more

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BCL assaults DU students protesting at 7 colleges affiliation

first_imgDhaka University students stage a protest rally on the campus demanding cancellation of the affiliation of seven colleges with the university. Photo: Prothom AloA group of activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) on Monday allegedly beat up Dhaka University students demonstrating on the campus demanding cancellation of the affiliation of seven colleges with the university.Witnesses said the activists of BCL — the student wing of ruling Bangladesh  Awami League (AL) — also assaulted agitating female students.The coordinator of the agitating students, Moshiur Rahman, was beaten up by BCL men inside the university proctor’s office as well, added the witnesses.Speaking to newsmen, a teary Moshiur Rahman said, “As a student of Dhaka University, I’m so ashamed of the incident that took place today [Monday].”However, the university’s proctorial body did not release Moshiur Rahman till 9:00pm on Monday.Proctor professor AKM Golam Rabbani told Prothom Alo that Moshiur was the ‘prime instigator’ behind the demonstration. “A decision would be taken after interrogation,” he added.According to the victims, the incident took place when a group of Dhaka University students staged a sit-in in front of the proctor’s office after boycotting their classes.”You cannot say BCL took things in their hands. The proctor and his team were there,” said vice-chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman.”We had earlier told them that no activities of the seven colleges would be done on the university campus. The demonstration is illogical after such an assurance,” the VC observed.Amid demonstrations and boycott of classes on Sunday, the BCL presidents and general secretaries of the hall units warned the students of dire consequences should they take part in any agitation programmes to this end.last_img read more

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Watch Pokemon Red and Blue Are Games To Play Before You Die

first_img There are ton of video games out there, way more than any person could ever play, and many of them you shouldn’t play. But some games are so good, so iconic, so important that you should absolutely play them if it’s the last thing you do. And Jordan Minor from Geek.com, along with some friends from Mashable, is here to tell you what those games are in Games To Play Before You Die, a new panel discussion show (and podcast) that’s pretty self-explanatory.This week, we’re talking about Pokemon Red and Blue, the original Nintendo Game Boy games that first introduced us to the joys of pocket monster catching. We talk the cultural behemoth that is Pokemon, our favorite first-gen monsters, the solid JRPG gameplay powering the whole franchise, and how the original titles ties into the new Let’s Go games on Nintendo Switch.For more thoughts on Pokemon check out our review of Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee and gaze in awe at the live-action Detective Pikachu trailer.Buy Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee Watch: ‘Diablo III’ Is A Game To Play Before You DieWatch: ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ Is A Game To Play Before You Die Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Fliers into India mustnt pool free allowances with others Customs

first_imgCustoms authorities here have asked flyers coming into India not to pool duty free allowances on goods being brought by them with other passengers.The move comes after instances were noticed in which some India-bound passengers claimed duty free allowances in a group instead on individual basis, customs officials said.Following which, a note has been incorporated in the customs declaration form, which needs to be filled by all passengers coming to the country, for information. Also Read – Punjab & Sind Bank cuts MCLR by up to 20 basis points”The free allowances shall not be pooled with the free allowance of any other passenger,” the note reads. Customs duty is leviable at the rate of 36.05 per cent on the value of the dutiable goods that is in the excess of free allowances.”We have been asking passengers not to pool duty free allowances with others. The note in the form will make it further clear to them the rules,” said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner of customs at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) here. He said there have been a few instances in the past where passengers had tried to claim duty free allowance on expensive items brought by them from abroad. Also Read – ‘The great gold bull market has begun’In a recently modified ‘Indian Customs Declaration Form’, flyers have also been informed customs duty leviable on flat panel televisions including LCD, LED and Plasma.Passengers of Indian origin and foreigners of over 10 years of age residing in India and coming from any country other than China, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar can bring goods worth Rs 45,000 along with them without payment of any duty.These passengers coming from the four countries (China, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar) can bring in duty-free goods worth Rs 6,000 only. A passenger can also bring 100 sticks of cigarettes, 25 cigars and 150 gms of tobacco without paying duty on them.Tourists of foreign origin can bring gifts and souvenirs worth Rs 8,000 without any payment of the customs duty.As per existing rules, Indian passengers who have been residing abroad for over one year can bring gold jewellery worth Rs one lakh (for women) and Rs 50,000 (for men) duty free with them.last_img read more

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Up to 100 million Quora accounts affected by data breach

first_imgUp to 100 million Quora accounts affected by data breach by Martin Brinkmann on December 04, 2018 in Security – 6 commentsThe question and answer community Quora confirmed today that up to 100 million accounts of users were compromised in a data breach.It noticed on Friday that “some user data was compromised by a third party who gained unauthorized access” to a company system.The company’s investigation is still ongoing; Quora hired a digital forensics and security firm, and notified law enforcement officials.Quora notes that the following data may have been compromised for “approximately 100 million Quora users”:Account information: name, email address, encrypted password, data imports from linked networks.Public content and activity, e.g. questions and answers.Non-public content and activity, e.g. direct messages or answer requests.The company is in the process of informing affected users about the breach. Users affected by the breach should receive an email with information. The email is an exact copy of the post on the Quora website.Quora made the decision to log out all Quora users who might have been affected by the breach. Passwords used by affected accounts will be invalidated.Quora users whose passwords were invalidated are asked to reset the password the next time they try to sign in to the service. An email with password reset instructions is sent to the registered email account in that case.Quora suggests that users change passwords of accounts that they use on other sites if the same password was used there as well. The attackers could try email and password on popular sites after decrypting the passwords.Affected users should pay attention to emails that they receive. Name and email address may be used to create phishing emails or other types of unwanted emails. You can find out if your email address has been sold here.Quora makes it difficult to browse questions and answers without account. Users of the content blocker uBlock Origin may use it to access Quora content without account.Closing WordsThere are not many popular sites or companies left that have not experienced a data breach yet. Users should make sure that they use unique strong passwords for each service that they sign up for. Password managers like KeePass or Bitwarden and email providers and services that support aliases or multiple unique email addresses help with that.Now You: Have you been affected by breaches in the past?SummaryArticle NameUp to 100 million Quora accounts affected by data breachDescriptionThe question and answer community Quora confirmed today that up to 100 million accounts of users were compromised in a data breach.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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CERNs plan for 100km collider makes the LHC look like a

first_imgThe Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking forward to the next model. And the proposed Future Circular Collider, at 100 kilometers or 62 miles around, would be quite an upgrade.The idea isn’t new; CERN has had people looking into it for years. But the conceptual design report issued today shows that all that consulting hasn’t been idle: there’s a relatively cohesive and practical plan — as practical as a particle collider can be — and a decent case for spending the $21 billion or so that would be needed.“These kind of largest scale efforts and projects are huge starters for networking, connecting institutes across borders, countries,” CERN’s Michael Benedikt, who led the report, told Nature. “All these things together make up a very good argument for pushing such unique science projects.”On the other hand, while the LHC has been a great success, it hasn’t exactly given physicists an unambiguous signpost as to what they should pursue next. The lack of new cosmic mysteries — for example, a truly anomalous result or mysterious gap where a particle is expected — has convinced some that they must simply turn up the heat, but others that bigger isn’t necessarily better.The design document provides several possible colliders, of which the 100-km ring is the largest and would produce the highest-energy collisions. Sure, you could smash protons together at 100,000 gigaelectron-volts rather than 16,000 — but what exactly will that help explain? We have left my areas of expertise, such as they are, well behind at this point so I will not speculate, but the question at least is one being raised by those in the know.It’s worth noting that Chinese physicists are planning something similar, so there’s the aspect of international competition as well. How should that affect plans? Should we just ask China if we can use theirs? The academic world is much less affected by global strife and politics than, say, the tech world, but it’s still not ideal.There are plenty of options to consider and time is not of the essence; it would take a decade or more to get even the simplest and cheapest of these proposals up and running.last_img read more

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