ADLINK Technology released its latest Driver Machine Interface (DMI) touch panel computer, the DMI-1210, designed specifically for train control and driver information display. Powered by the Intel Atom x5-E3930 processor and featuring a 12.1” (4:3) high resolution color display, 5-wire resistive touch screen and securable I/O interface, the DMI-1210 can be deployed as an HMI unit for driver’s desks, control panel for passenger information systems, surveillance system control/display unit or in railway diagnostics and communications applications.The DMI-1210 is an EN 50155 certificated, cost-effective, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) driver interface that offers train radio display, electronic timetable, and diagnostic display functions and additional functionality such as train data recorder. The DMI-1210 supports full range DC power input from +16.8V to +137.5V DC. Optional MVB, GNSS, 3G/LTE, WLAN, and Bluetooth through add-on modules give system integrators the necessary tools to expand use case possibilities. With ADLINK’s built-in Smart Embedded Management Agent (SEMA) management and status LEDs on the front panel, the DMI-1210 provides easy and effective health monitoring and system maintenance. In addition, system robustness and reliability are provided by careful component selection for extended temperature operation, isolated I/Os, conformal coated circuit boards, securable I/O connectors and high ingress protection rating (IP65 front, IP42 rear).Designed to meet harsh operating requirements, ADLINK’s industry standard compliant, rugged product portfolio provides customers with a great level of flexibility in technology and roadmap planning.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous 5 design principles for applying robust interconnects for data-intensive applicationsNext ADI shows technologies for every area of embedded system design
Roger Federer, on Saturday, became only the second player in history to win 100 ATP title when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships but there was a time when Federer was scared that he would go down as one of those players who had talent but never won a title.18 years ago, Federer had registered his first singles win outside the Challenger circuit and on Saturday, he struck a century to get him in a club where Jimmy Connors stood alone for years.After his 100th ATP title victory in Dubai, Federer revealed that at the beginning of his career, he was worried that he would never be able to win a single title on tour.”I’m not kidding if I tell you I hoped I was going to not go down as a player never to win a tournament,” Federer was quoted as saying by ATP website.Made it to 100!Thank you for all your support #RF100 pic.twitter.com/o6lWHsXFhfRoger Federer (@rogerfederer) March 2, 2019Federer had his fair share of nervy moments in the beginning of his career when he lost his first ATP tournament final in Marseille as an 18-year-old. Just two points away from victory, Federer fluffed his chances to lose to fellow Swiss Marc Rosset.”I cried my eyes out. [Marc] told me, ‘Don’t worry about it, you’ll win some more’,” Federer recalled. “I’m like, ‘It’s easy for you to say’,” Federer recalled.Federer then lost another ATP Tour championship match in his hometown Basel but in 2001, he finally made a breakthrough in Milan at the age of 19 to lift his first big trophy.advertisementFederer now looks back at how badly he wanted to win that trophy in Milan and how he was immensely relieved to have picked up a title.”It makes me look back at how it all started and how badly I wanted my first title back in Milan… I was hoping that one day I was going to win a title,” Federer said. “I was so relieved I was not going to be that guy who was going to [have] endless talent with no titles. You can imagine today sitting with 100 how much disbelief there is in between what happened then and now.”.@rogerfederer’s dream just became a reality. #RF100 pic.twitter.com/ke8uLEmD0SATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) March 2, 2019Federer elaborated that early on in his career, he would spent too much of energy in the beginning of tournament and would be exhausted by the time quarter-finals arrived but he figured out his way on the journey at the tour.”I think I needed to get really match tough to be able to be at 100 per cent every single day. That was not easy for me. Checking my emotions, that was not easy,” Federer said.”I remember in the beginning of my career, by the time the quarters came around, I was quite exhausted already because I was so happy winning points, disappointed losing points, I would get to the quarters and be tired.”I knew I had to figure out my own attitude on the court to sustain five matches in five days or six matches in six days. Back in the day, the [ATP] Masters 1000s, what we had to do with the best-of-five set final. That was part of it… a lot of things went right. I’m sure I took a lot of good and bad decisions along the way. I couldn’t have done it without a team. My team has been phenomenal throughout.”Also Read | Roger Federer happy to join Jimmy Connors in 100 ATP titles clubAlso Read | Not my last clay-court season: Roger Federer hoping to enjoy action on red dirt
Samsung Galaxy A series targeted at Millennials, Gen Z and Galaxy A80 is for themSamsung is looking to attract millennials and Gen Z with its Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A80, in particular, is the result of the company’s efforts to offer new and innovative features. The Galaxy A80 will launch in India this month.advertisement Sanket Vijayasarathy Seoul | South Korea July 2, 2019UPDATED: July 3, 2019 09:02 IST HIGHLIGHTSSamsung is targeting millennials and Gen Z with Galaxy A series.Samsung Galaxy A80 will launch in India in July.The Galaxy A80 offers features like New Infinity display and rotating camera.The Galaxy A line in the past two years has been a key series for Samsung as the company decided to bring new and innovative technologies to the mid-range segment. The Galaxy A series is primarily targeting the millennials and the emerging Gen Z around the world and especially in India, said Yeon Jeong Kim, head of innovation, product planning group at Samsung Electronics. The company says Gen Z is a mobile-first generation where social media apps, streaming platforms and apps like WhatsApp are being consumed on smartphones, on the go.Innovation, then, is the biggest USP for Samsung and the Galaxy A series. The company has been focusing on some key areas when it comes to the Galaxy A series – high-quality camera, undisputed display, long lasting battery, Galaxy ecosystem and convenient security. While the flagship Galaxy S and Note series may offer some of these qualities, Samsung is looking to go all in when it comes to its mid-range phones this year.Between the Galaxy A series and Galaxy M series, Samsung has launched close to a dozen phones in India with the Galaxy A80 on its way. Phones like the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 have been successful because Samsung has delivered superior displays with exceptionally large batteries, which are key features for consumers in the affordable segment.Going higher up the price bracket, consumers or the Gen Z in particular, are looking for phones that can offer even better displays, all-day battery life some unique features as well. That’s where the Galaxy A series comes in. This is Samsung’s innovative series where almost every Galaxy A phone launched so far have offered something unique.advertisementThe Galaxy A50, for example, was launched under Rs 20,000 with a Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor, triple camera setup and a large battery, among other things. These aren’t exactly unique features, but this combination of features is hard to find in this segment.Similarly, the Galaxy A70 is one of the only phones in its price under Rs 30,000 to offer a huge 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display along with the typical but impressive triple camera setup, long-lasting battery and smooth performance.Samsung Galaxy A80In terms of quantity, the Galaxy A80 brings the most number of new features for a Samsung phone. It is the first Samsung phone to come with a New Infinity display. It is also the company’s first to offer a pop-up rotating camera. All of this also means that the Galaxy A80 has the potential to offer enough features to help it stand out in the premium mid-range segment.The company says there were 3 key ideas behind the Galaxy A80. Samsung wanted something symbolic and new to represent the Galaxy A series. It also wanted to offer high-resolution cameras for the front and ack and lastly, it wanted a display without a notch or a hole. Thus, the Galaxy A80 was born.The Galaxy A80 is the first and only Samsung phone right now to sport the New Infinity display which sees no notch or hole cutout for the selfie camera. It is an edge-to-edge 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display which looks stunning based on my brief interaction with the device a couple of months ago in Thailand.The distraction-free display will offer a great viewing experience if you’re someone who likes to consume media on the go, which Samsung says is a majority of millennials and Gen Z.The second big highlight is the rotating triple camera setup. The system, which includes a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera and a ToF camera, can rise up and flip to the front, thereby offering you the same set of high-resolution cameras for selfies as well. This should ensure that you get the same picture quality for the rear or selfies.Unique features aside, the Galaxy A80 is also about offering a complete package for its yet-unannounced price. To that end, it gets a new Snapdragon 730G chipset, One UI software and a 3,700mAh battery that should take the phone through a full day.The Galaxy A80 went on sale in select markets on Monday, but the company is yet to announce an exact launch date in India. Samsung confirmed that the phone will launch this month, but the pricing is still unknown. Based on the specs and the positioning of the Galaxy A series, the Galaxy A80 could cost roughly around Rs 40,000 in India.Disclaimer: The reporter’s travel and stay have been arranged by Samsung.advertisementALSO READ | Samsung Galaxy A80 coming to India in July with two key innovationsALSO READ | Airtel TV is now available on the web: You can watch more than 100 live TV channelsALSO READ | This Vodafone plan offers 2GB data per month and unlimited calling: All you have to pay is Rs 129Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! 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Virat Kohli’s childhood coach appointed Delhi’s bowling coachRajkumar Sharma, who won the Dronacharya Award in 2016, has been named as the bowling coach of Delhi senior men’s cricket team.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service New DelhiAugust 29, 2019UPDATED: August 29, 2019 15:21 IST Virat Kohli with his Rajkumar Sharma (Getty image)HIGHLIGHTSFormer Uttarakhand coach KP Bhaskar named head coachBhaskar, a former right-handed batsman, played 95 first-class matchesRajkumar Sharma, a former off-spinner, takes over as the bowling coachThe Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Thursday announced the appointment of former Delhi cricketers KP Bhaskar and Rajkumar Sharma as the head coach and bowling coach of the senior men’s team respectively.”We are pleased to announce the appointment of KP Bhaskar as head coach and Rajkumar Sharma as bowling coach of the senior men’s team. We wish them luck for the season,” wrote DDCA on its official Twitter handle.Bhaskar, who played 95 first-class, had last year served as the head coach of the Uttarakhand team. Before that in September 2016, he was appointed as the head coach of Delhi senior team and had a rough time with then skipper Gautam Gambhir.A right-handed batsman, Bhaskar had particular success between 1983 and 1989 in the Ranji Trophy where he averaged about 70. Although he never got to play international cricket for India, he was once a standby for India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 1985. He also once represented the Rest of India to play against Bombay in Nagpur and he scored a century in the second innings.Rajkumar, who has been appointed as the bowling coach, is popularly known to everyone as the childhood coach of India skipper Virat Kohli. The former Ranji player was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler in his playing days. He represented Delhi in 9 first-class matches.In 2016, Rajkumar was awarded the Dronacharya Award for the success his ward Kohli had achieved on the international stage.Also Read | India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli on the brink of breaking MS Dhoni’s Test recordAlso see:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Delhi cricketFollow Virat KohliFollow DDCA Next
Kolkata: The blast in the underground cable line on the footpath in front of Stephen House at BBD Bag took place due to a short circuit. On Monday, scientists from state Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) visited the spot and determined the cause.According to FSL experts, apart from CESC and BSNL cables and there were cables of other firms under the footpath. At the particular point where the blast took place, cables of CESC and BSNL criss-crossed. During inspection, FSL team found that some gases leaked from that point. After examining in detail it was found that a portion cable was missing. It is suspected that the particular portion of cable was blown off. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaFSL scientists claimed that due to discharge of high energy from the CESC cables, which is commonly known as spark, the cable insulation melted. As a result flammable gases such methane, carbon monoxide and hydrogen were produced from decomposition of insulation cable. Due to flammable gases produced in the chamber high-pressure led to explosion and cables were ignited. But it is assumed that the incident did not take place suddenly. According to the experts, such incidents take a long time to occur. CESC and other organisations are working to fix the cables. Due to the work, traffic movement on Hemanta Basu Sarani was partially obstructed. On Sunday evening, a part of the footpath in front of Stephen House was blown away in a blast. The impact was so severe that the top layer of the pavement was blown away resulting in caving in of the footpath. A police team led by Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma rushed to the spot and sniffer dog was also brought to the site. As it was a Sunday chances of loss of life was minimum.
The 13 players who survived the Humboldt Broncos bus crash one year ago are dealing with injuries ranging from paralysis and back pain to brain damage and mental-health issues. Here’s a look at how they’re doing:—Graysen Cameron: The 19-year-old forward from Olds, Alta., can’t play hockey again after suffering back injuries, a concussion and an eye injury. He had surgery in November to remove metal rods and screws in an attempt to improve his mobility.He has become an assistant coach for the Red Deer Optimist Chiefs, a top-tier, triple-A hockey team in the Alberta Midget Hockey League.Cameron had played with the team from 2015 to 2017 before joining the Broncos.—Brayden Camrud: The 20-year-old forward from Saskatoon overcame a severe concussion, loss of feeling in his left arm and neck problems. He also had some cuts on his hands. He has returned to play with the Broncos this season.“Eventually I overcame everything and I’m here now,” he said in September. “I’d say I’m close to 100 per cent now and good to go.”Camrud does continue to attend physiotherapy as a result of his injuries.—Kaleb Dahlgren: The 21-year-old forward from Saskatoon received a fractured skull, a puncture wound in his head, a brain injury and six broken vertebrae in his back and neck. He also had blood clots in one arm and behind one eardrum. He is still in rehabilitation and is seeing a neurologist to determine if he will be able to play competitive hockey. He attends York University in Toronto full time and has committed to play for the university’s Lions hockey team.“We are unsure if he will ever be able to play hockey again. His entire life revolved around hockey,” his family said in a victim impact statement during a court sentencing hearing in January for the truck driver who caused the crash.“This accident has certainly turned his life upside down, not to mention that the brain injury significantly slowed his reading ability … We are unsure what the future holds but are thankful Kaleb survived the accident.”—Bryce Fiske: The 21-year-old defenceman from La Ronge, Sask., suffered a neck fracture, skull fracture, left shoulder fracture and pelvis fracture. His spleen was lacerated and his left lung was punctured. His jaw was fractured in four places. He’s missing two teeth and his tongue was severely injured.“Currently, Bryce is able to move freely on his own,” said a statement of facts entered at the sentencing hearing. “He has a significant amount of jaw pain and is still in treatment for his injuries.“The majority of his treatment is for his jaw; he will require at least one more surgery for his jaw to be reconstructed.”Fiske is studying commerce and playing hockey for the Ridgebacks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.—Morgan Gobeil: The 19-year-old defenceman from Humboldt, Sask., has a traumatic brain injury. He sustained multiple skull fractures, three facial fractures, broken ribs and lacerations to his liver and spleen.His family said in a statement in March that he spent 333 days in hospital.“He has endured many medical procedures and hours upon hours of physical, occupational, and speech therapy,” said his parents.“During his time at the hospital, Morgan has celebrated his high school graduation, his brother’s wedding, his 19th birthday, several holidays and he has witnessed the change of all four seasons.”He has not yet regained his ability to walk or talk, but the family remains hopeful he will someday experience those milestones.—Matthieu Gomercic: The 21-year-old forward from Winnipeg had a separated shoulder, a concussion and cuts to his hand and chin. His spleen was enlarged, his teeth shifted and his jaw was slightly displaced. He still gets headaches and has problems with one shoulder. He continues to deal with emotional issues on a daily basis.“My son remembers moments before the accident and then remembers waking up outside the bus in the middle of this disaster,” his mother, Joanne Girard-Gomercic, wrote in her victim impact statement. “Although he was in a lot of pain, he got up and looked around to see where he was. He was convinced it was a nightmare because he could not believe that what he was seeing was real.“What he saw and heard that night will affect him for the rest of his life, in ways that are hard to predict.”Gomercic has joined the Ridgebacks at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and is studying kinesiology.—Xavier LaBelle: The 19-year-old defenceman from Saskatoon suffered a fractured skull, facial fractures and deep lacerations, as well as a brain injury that led to post-traumatic amnesia for two weeks. He is to have a followup assessment on his brain injury in April. He has scarring on his face, neck, head, arms and back. The severe facial and other injuries made him unrecognizable after the crash, which resulted in a misidentification that led to further chaos and heartbreak. He continues to undergo surgeries and faces daily challenges.“As a young man, Xavier has shown unbelievable courage over the last nine months as he comes to terms with his injuries and the terrible loss of so many teammates, friends and mentors,” said his mother, Tanya LaBelle, in her victim impact statement.“Xavier’s injuries have affected him physically, mentally and emotionally. His goal and dream to play a higher level of hockey through a hockey scholarship was suddenly and brutally taken away from him in the most horrific circumstances.”—Layne Matechuk: The 19-year-old defenceman from Colonsay, Sask., suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. He had extensive facial fractures and a sternum fracture. Both of his lungs collapsed. He was in a coma for a month and had to learn to walk and talk again, but has left the hospital. He is able to walk, but has a significant limp. He also has difficulty using his one arm due to the brain injury.“Layne has a traumatic brain injury which has left him to be such a different son than we had before the accident,” his father, Kevin Matechuk, said in his victim impact statement. “He is angry and confused and cannot understand why this has happened and how his life has changed so much.“These injuries have taken away everything. His dream to play hockey has been taken away.”The extent of the brain injury is still not known. —Derek Patter: The 20-year-old forward from Edmonton suffered bleeding outside his brain, as well as right shin and fibula fractures, a nasal bone fracture and significant cuts and bruises. He continues to struggle with his leg and a surgeon has recently told him he has more healing to do.“He has recovered enough to return to playing with the Broncos organization this year,” his parents, Roy and Laurel Patter, said in their victim impact statement. “However, he is reminded daily of the accident by seeing the scars on his face and hands and constant struggles with pain and discomfort.“Being one of the survivors brings immense stress for such young men: From grieving the loss of the 16 people that they were very, very close with all at once … to dealing with the recovery of their own injuries and the changes in their physical abilities … to watching each other struggle with recovery both mentally and physically while trying to stay strong for each other.”—Nick Shumlanski: The 21-year-old forward from Tisdale, Sask., sustained a fractured bone behind his ear and a lumbar avulsion fracture, but walked away from the crash. He has been told his ear may never heal but he doesn’t expect that will have a significant effect. His back seems to have healed, but he continues to deal with emotional issues.“Nick began counselling shortly after his release from the hospital,” said his sister, Sydney Shumlanski, in her victim impact statement. “It has been almost one year since the accident, and he is still unable to get onto a charter bus with his teammates in P.E.I. and go to the away games. He either drives himself to the games or joins someone from the coaching staff.”Shumlanski is playing hockey for the University of Prince Edward Island Panthers in Charlottetown.—Tyler Smith: The 20-year-old forward from Leduc, Alta., had two broken ribs, a broken shoulder blade, a broken collarbone and a punctured lung. He had six inches removed from his small intestine due to the injuries. He also had a stroke and is required to take Aspirin daily. He is expected to require annual MRIs.“Tyler also suffered severe nerve damage to his left shoulder and arm,” said the statement of facts. “He has recovered approximately 90 per cent of the use of his hand, but doctors are unable to say whether he will ever regain 100 per cent use of his hand again.”Smith returned to play with the Broncos for about a month in the fall, but decided to leave the team to continue his recovery at home.In a recent interview, he said his physical injuries are nothing compared to the mental-health issues some of his teammates face.“There are a lot of guys that have to live with the pictures in their minds,” said Smith. “That’s something I would never wish for anybody.”—Ryan Straschnitzki: The 19-year-old defenceman from Airdrie, Alta., suffered a brain bleed, concussion with memory loss, cracked right shoulder blade and a collapsed right lung. He was paralyzed from the chest down and the injury is expected to be permanent.“I am beyond heartbroken that my big, beautiful boy will never get to realize his dreams in stand-up hockey,” said his mother, Michelle Straschnitzki, in her victim impact statement.Straschnitzki played in an exhibition sledge hockey charity game in Calgary in September and is hoping to eventually represent Canada at the Winter Olympics.His mother said he has vivid memories of the crash.“Ryan has near-perfect recall of the crash and the ensuing carnage,” she said. “I cry daily over all that was lost that night.”—Jacob Wassermann: The 19-year-old goalie from Humboldt, Sask., suffered a brain injury, a broken shoulder blade, fractured ribs and nasal bone fractures. Both of his lungs collapsed and a spinal cord injury resulted in paralysis from the naval down.“It is expected to be a permanent injury,” said the statement of facts. “Moving forward, Jacob’s brain injury will be reassessed after one year, his lungs and broken bones (except for his spine) have healed. He now has two titanium rods and 10 screws in his back which cannot be removed for two years.”Wassermann attends physiotherapy three times a week to get stronger and learn new ways to live with paralysis.He has started to have movement in his hips, his father, Kirby Wasserman, said in November.He has also turned to sledge hockey to keep his on-ice dream alive.— Compiled by Colette Derworiz in EdmontonThe Canadian Press
Chris StewartAPTN News SundayIt’s been 17 years since Lisa Bigjohn lost her sister – and she’s getting to tell her story — again, this time to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. She’s spent that time coping with the loss and raising awareness about missing and murdered Indigenous women.It’s been a tough slog.“It’s just very hard some days,” Bigjohn said of the daily fight to stay strong.“I try not to think about it – how she was murdered and how she must have been begging for her life.”Her sister Mona Lee Wilson was murdered by serial killer Robert Pickton of B.C. In fact, Wilson was his last victim before he was captured and convicted of killing six women, although he was suspected of the murders of more than 20.To keep the memory of her sister alive, Bigjohn testified in 2013 at a Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women in Canada in Vancouver.She says it wasn’t a good experience.“I was one of the families that was pushed aside,” she said. “Nothing came of it.”The final report of that committee, struck by the Harper government, was criticized as being inadequate and ignoring the recommendations from victims – including calls for a national inquiry.It left a bad taste in the mouths of many families who went to Ottawa to testify – including Bigjohn’s.Now, she’s putting that disappointment aside and preparing to testify again – this time before the national inquiry when it starts in Edmonton the week of Nov. 6.“I’m going to do what I have to do because I’m sick and tired of being ignored.”Bigjohn’s daughter, Susan Robinson, will be at her side – just like she was in 2013.“I just want the next time for people to be treated equally,” Robinson said. “I would like my mom not to be judged, considering what my Auntie Mona went through.“It put a lot on my mom, and I don’t want her to experience that again.”Contact Chris here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kolkata: In a bid to provide a platform for students to perform well in the competitive examinations and gain employment, the Jhargram District Police has launched a new project named ‘Lakhyabhed’.The project that was officially launched on February 1 already has 150 students getting free coaching for preparation of different competitive examinations like West Bengal Civil Services, Public Service Commission, Railways, Staff Selection Commission and others. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersThe project, a brainchild of Superintendent of Police, Jhargram, Arijit Sinha, is a holistic approach to help aspiring students achieve their dreams of civil service and ensure employment for them. “Apart from free training we will be providing information of all competitive examinations, their syllabi, assist the candidates in filling up forms and provide logistics arrangement to take candidates to their respective examination centres. All the services will be provided free of cost,” said Kunwar Bhusan, Additional SP (Operations), Jhargram, who is the nodal officer of the project. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaClasses are held thrice a week on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at two separate centres – Binpur police station and Jhargram Raj College. The duration of the training will be six months. The selection of students was done police station wise, through a written screening test that was held on January 15 at two centres in the district. 20 students who had performed very well during the screening, were handed over competitive examination books, bags and other equipment needed for their examination, free of cost. “The entire cost of running the project is being borne from the community policing fund allocated by the state government,” a senior police officer in the district said. The senior police official said that anyone interested to teach or guide the students is welcome in the Lakhyabhed initiative. At present, senior police officials in the district and faculties from various institutions in the district are taking classes on the basis of their specialisation in subjects. “There is no fixed duration of the classes that vary from one hour to three hours, depending on the work schedule of the faculties,” the official added.
Madrid- The Spanish government condemned, on Monday, “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack on the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli.In a statement by the Spanish Foreign Ministry, Spain stressed the need to uphold the principle of the inviolability of diplomatic missions and reiterated its full commitment to the fight against all forms of terrorism.The Spanish government calls on all the parties to the conflict in Libya to engage in negotiations under the auspices of the UN in order to reach an agreement on the formation of a national unity government that will restore political stability and put an end to violence, the statement went on to say. The main gate of the Moroccan embassy in Tripoli was targeted by a bomb attack early on Monday which did not claim victims but left material damage to surrounding buildings.The explosion came only hours after a similar attack on the South Korean Embassy in Tripoli claiming two lives.
The Council, in two separate resolutions that were adopted unanimously, urged both tribunals “to take all possible measures to complete their work expeditiously,” and expressed its determination to support their efforts in this regard. The so-called “completion strategy” of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which is based in The Hague, requires it to finish trials of first instance by 2009, and then start downsizing in 2010. Among the decisions taken today, the Council extended the term of office of eight permanent judges at the ICTY and 10 ad litem, or temporary, judges until 31 December 2010, or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned.In addition, the Council decided, on the request of the President of the ICTY, that the Secretary-General may appoint additional temporary judges to complete existing trials or conduct additional trials. The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which is based in the Tanzanian town of Arusha, is also aiming to finish first-instance trials by the end of 2009. The Tribunal was created in November 1994 to prosecute people responsible for genocide and other serious violations of international humanitarian law committed in Rwanda that year. Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered, mostly by machete, in just 100 days. The Council decided, among other matters, to extend the term of office of five permanent judges at the ICTR and 11 temporary judges until 31 December 2010, or until the completion of the cases to which they are assigned if sooner. Reporting to the Council last month on their activities, officials from both tribunals stressed that the cooperation and assistance of Member States remains crucial if the courts are to successfully fulfil their mandates to bring those responsible for the most serious crimes to justice. 7 July 2009The Security Council today extended the terms of the judges serving on the United Nations war crimes tribunals set up to deal with the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the Balkan conflicts of the 1990s, so they can complete remaining cases by the deadline set for the courts’ work.
Similarly, the Sri Lanka link was found by NIA in its 33/2016 FIR lodged in Coimbatore. In this case, six IS suspects — Mohammed Ashiq A, Ismail S, Samsudeen, Mohammed Salauddin S, Jafar Shadik Ali and Shahul Hameed have been named. They were in touch with Hashim and videos recovered from them gave a hint to agencies about a big terror plan in Sri Lanka, investigators claimed.The NIA is now is re-examining documents and evidence collected by it while probing IS modules in the southern states to see if Hashim had radicalised other Indian IS members as well. The central agency has so far arrested over 70 IS members since 2014 from different states but maximum number of youngsters influenced by IS ideology are from Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The IS on Tuesday owned up the Easter Sunday bombing in the island nation that killed more than 350 people. Indian Central agencies responsible for countering the influence of Islamic State in India have found that Sri Lanka-based National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ), a Tamil Nadu-based outfit and some people from Kerala were in regular touch for over a year to create a “separate Islamic confederation” in the region, a counterterrorism official claimed, the Hindustan Times reported.The official, however, said the Tamil Nadu-based organisation doesn’t seem to be involved in Sri Lanka attacks but it was in touch with radical elements, an angle which needs to be probed further. The National Investigation Agency had claimed last year that over a dozen IS recruits from Tamil Nadu and Kerala had either travelled to Sri Lanka to get radical Islamic lessons before moving to Islamic State-held territory in Nangarhar province (Afghanistan) or were in touch with Hashim for Jehadi activities, as first reported by HT.Those who travelled to Sri Lanka include Ashfak Majeed from Kasargod (went to Sri Lanka in February 2016 along with his wife and daughter), Abdul Rashid Abdulla from Kozhikode (went to SL with his wife and daughter in 2016) and Palakkad resident Bestin Vincent who left with his wife in December 2015. They all were investigated by NIA following a first information report (FIR) number 04/2016 was registered in Mumbai. The NTJ was led by Maulvi Zahran Bin Hashim, the alleged mastermind of Sunday attacks. He blew himself up at Shangri La hotel in Colombo, primary investigations have revealed. The Indian agencies are also working on a Bangladeshi link to the-IS inspired modules that have tried or are trying to establish a base in south India.
Britain is losing its religion, research has found, as the proportion of non-believers is the highest it has ever been. More than half of the population has no faith and the share of the population who say they are Church of England Christians has fallen to just 15 per cent – the lowest ever recorded. Just three per cent of those aged 18 to 24 said they belonged to the Church of England, while the proportion overall of non-Christians has tripled from two to six per cent.Church of England leaders said the findings were “troubling”, but expressed optimism that the church could still attract some of the 53 per cent who said they had no religion. The Bishop of Liverpool, the Rt Revd Paul Bayes, said: “In this modern world people are more willing to be honest and say they have ‘no religion’ rather than casually saying they are ‘CofE’. This honesty is welcome.”Of course the latest BSA figures bring a continuing challenge to the churches, to speak clearly of our faith into a sceptical and plural world. But saying ‘no religion’ is not the same as a considered atheism. People’s minds, and hearts, remain open.”But Humanists UK chief executive Andrew Copson said the figures were proof that the Church was undergoing an “ongoing and probably irreversible collapse in adherents”. “It is long overdue that the Government woke up to the demographic reality of today’s Britain and recognises that ever-increasing state funding for religion, and public emphasis on the activities of religious groups, is the reverse of what the public wants,” he said. The proportion of believers is also falling among older demographics, though the figures much higher than among the young. Half of those aged 55 to 64 said they had no religion, the first time religious people have not been in the majority in this age group. Of the overall six per cent belonging to other faiths, half were Muslim and a third were Hindu, with Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist and other groups all smaller. The figures from the British Social Attitudes Survey done by the National Centre for Social Research were first produced in 1983. In that year 40 per cent of the population identified as Church of England, a figure which has been steadily declining ever since. More than two-thirds of the population said they were Christian. This has now fallen to 41 per cent. However the proportion of “other” Christians, including Pentecostal and Methodist groups, has stayed exactly the same at 17 per cent, and the proportion of Roman Catholics has shifted only slightly from 10 per cent to 9 per cent. This is thought to have been partly fuelled by immigrant communities. Denominations such as Pentecostal churches, attended by those from areas such as west Africa, are among the fastest-growing. Eastern European immigrants are also thought to have kept the proportion of Catholics steady over the past 30 years. Saying ‘no religion’ is not the same as a considered atheism. People’s minds, and hearts, remain open.The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool 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.
ZRK Vardar and FC Midtjylland qualify for the first ever Women’s EHF Champions League F4 in Budapest! Macedonian and Danish team beat their rivals in the decisive matches and won the tickets for the biggest event in Women’s club handball alongside Gyor and ZRK Buducnost.ZRK Vardar – Savehof 24:19FC Midtjylland – Thuringer 26:20STANDINGS:ZRK Vardar 8FC Midtjylland 7Thuringer 7Savehof 2 ← Previous Story Brazil takes South American Gold! Next Story → SC Magdeburg take point from Kiel!
Online media verification service DoubleVerify—designed to offer publishers an automated tool to manage prospecting and advertising performance—has announced 12 new partnerships with ad networks and platforms.The company’s newest partners are Break Media, Collective Media, Criteo, CPX Interactive, Epic Marketplace, Lucid Media, Punto Fox, Rocket Fuel, ShareThis, .FOX Networks, Specific Media and ValueClick.The goal of DoubleVerify technology is to create “more trust, transparency and accountability” in online advertising through the use of its verification, brand safety and page quality targeting services. The company says its technology—which continuously monitors the digital advertising environment to ensure that ads appear where and how they are intended to—is applied to more than 60 billion online ad impressions per month. The BrandShield Connect tool, an application programming interface (API), integrates with ad network, digital signal processing (DSP) and ad exchange systems to identify undesirable and unwanted web pages. The system can be customized based on black list sites, white list sites, inappropriate page content categories and targeted geographies. The technology intends to help maintain the quality of advertising as scale increases.
A nine-month-old dogecoin, a cryptocurrency has been soaring recently and touched its highest value since May, on Saturday. This has lead to the speculation that investors pump money into the cryptocurrencies to artificially inflate its price and later sell it off for a profit. Another factor that may have led to the increase in the price of dogecoin is switching the virtual currency to auxiliary proof of work (AUXPoW) or merge mining. This will allow investors to transact currency by providing an additional security to the decentralised network, according to coindesk.The sudden boost has driven market cap of dogecoin to $91 million eventually and around $40 million in one week, reported CoinDesk.However, experts opine that this boost is short-lived.”What’s happening now is a lot of investors are buying in because they see dogecoin as an attractive investment,” said a member of sub-reddit registered in the name of such_investor.US Approves Bitcoin Swap:A derivatives exchange has become the first to receive approval from US Federal Regulator on Friday as TeraExchange got approved from the Commodities Future Trading platform.This would allow investors to switch over to digital currency under the approval of US Federal reserve.Christian Martin, Tera Exchange’s CEO told Wall Street Journal: “A robust price index also helps the growing bitcoin trading community to accurately mark-to-market positions while establishing trust and stability in this growing global marketplace.”
Kinsey Wolanski in Champions League final.TwitterAmerican model Kinsey Wolanski shot to fame after she invaded the pitch in a black swimsuit during the Champions League final match between Liverpool and Tottenham. Recently, in the Copa America final between Brazil and Peru she along with her boyfriend had the same plan in mind. But the duo failed this time around as they were arrested by the police at the iconic Maracana stadium in Rio Se Janeiro.The girlfriend of famous YouTuber Vitaly Zdorovetskiy was seen running in a black swimsuit which had the advertisement of a Russian porn pranking website named Vitaly on it in the Champions League final. She was escorted by the security off the pitch and sent to jail.The duo had planned for a similar thing for the Copa America final and they flew to Brazil.On the night of the match, she posted an Instagram story stating the couple was in jail. The caption of the story read, “We failed Copa America…. will post all details tomorrow, currently in jail.”Then the next day morning she again took to her Instagram account posting images of them in disguise and stated, “I’ll admit Copa America you definitely won but we had one hell of an adventure trying.”She also wrote about how did they go to Brazil. They also made it to the stands in disguise but unfortunately were tackled by 20 security guys. The post read,” ‘Flew to Brazil, dressed up in disguise, made it to our seats and it ended in Vitaly’s badass getting tackled by 20 security guards.”The post further read, “We are out of jail and now enjoying our time in Brazil!”Kinsey Wolanski She was brave Historical pic.twitter.com/TrXedB8tEN— Yonas G. ( LIVERPOOL )✌ (@yoninatanim) June 7, 2019Wolanski uploaded a video of the food the couple had after being released from jail.The swimsuit model was quoted as saying by The Sun after the Champions League fame, “By the time I’m 30 I plan on making enough money to retire, and streaking at the Champions League will only help me achieve that. I plan to do a lot more streaking to raise my profile.”She further stated that due to the Champions League incident her number of followers increased from 300,000 to over two million and she was very much happy with the response.But after the failure in the Copa America final she will be looking forward to the Champions League final in 2020.
Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019’The Flash’ Season 5 Finale Recap: 2 Big Bads and 1 Pre-Crisis Stay on target When The Flash first premiered just under three years ago, it was the happier and more upbeat Arrowverse show. Compared to the brooding and serious Arrow, Barry Allen was positive, funny and cool in an awkward, geeky way. We haven’t seen a whole lot of that Barry this season. The focus on stopping Savitar from killing Iris in the future has put a damper on things. Thankfully, last night’s episode felt mostly like a return to the format that made us fall for The Flash in the first place. All they needed to do was give Barry a factory reset.Part of what made last night’s episode, so fun was that Savitar was barely in it. His only significant scene comes at the beginning, where he tells Barry how he was created. Surprise, it involves Barry messing with time. After Flashpoint messed everything up, it appears this current timeline is a closed loop. Barry created time copies of himself to defeat Savitar. Savitar killed all of them but left one alive. After Iris’s death, the rest of the crew ignored that time copy, who then became Savitar. As Savitar, he went back in time to convince everyone that he was the original speedster. You got all that? …Just go with it, the season’s almost done.That bit of exposition and the stinger at the end are the only two scenes that move the story forward. This episode is filler, but that’s OK. Even as filler, it’s the most The Flash this show has been in a long time. To stop Savitar, Team Flash has the brilliant idea of inhibiting Barry’s ability to form new memories. That way, Savitar won’t remember any plan they come up with. Basically, Cisco and Julian watched Memento, and their only takeaway was “what a great idea!” Of course, the plan doesn’t quite work out the way they want. Instead of blocking his short term memory, they give him amnesia.Candice Patton as Iris West (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)That leads to the kind of comedy we don’t see much on this show anymore. It’s enough to remind us how much we’ve missed it. Barry stumbles around, trying to figure out who he is. He decides he doesn’t like being called Barry and prefers Bart. He still loves Iris, because some things don’t change, and they have fun together. There’s a scene of them talking and laughing over coffee, which gives off the sense that Iris feels the same way we do. She’s so happy to have this version of Barry back but knows it can’t last.It’s a little frustrating that it can’t because this is the one plan that actually stops Savitar. Just like Barry, Savitar has no idea who he is. Unfortunately, Barry needs his memories to be effective as The Flash. He can’t even defeat a minor villain, much less the God of Speed (amnesiac though he may be) unless he relearns how to be a speedster. There must have been a better way to communicate this though. The thing that gets them working on a cure is Barry messing up an expert testimony. Cisco and Julian give him glasses through which they can tell him what to say. There’s one flaw: if any water gets on them, even a drop of sweat, they break. Couldn’t they put some rubber around the frames or something? In any case, Barry… er, Bart botches the testimony, and because Central City has the worst court system in America, an arsonist goes free.Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West, Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost and Tom Felton as Julian Albert (Photo: Jeff Weddell /The CW)As flimsy as the reasoning is, it does set up a couple of great character moments. First is when Killer Frost is forced to work with Cisco and Julian on a cure for Barry. She wants Savitar back, and Central City needs Barry back. As their working, Cisco shares a memory of Caitlin, him and Ronnie. The memory gets to Killer Frost, and for a second she starts reminiscing with them. Danielle Panabaker plays this part especially well, barely managing to bottle up her emotions. Later, after Julian tells her he loves her, and she insists she doesn’t love any of them, Killer Frost has a moment to herself in the elevator. We don’t even need the special effect of Frost’s eyes flashing brown. Somewhere inside, she still loves Team Flash. I wonder if that will come into play in the upcoming battle.The other great character moment came from Iris. Candice Patton carried this episode, making the moment she had to bring Barry’s memories back painful. We’d seen them have fun together for the first time in I don’t know how long. Now, she has to bring back memories of the night of Barry’s mom’s murder. After the barrier blocking Barry’s memories is broken, she reminds him of the night he came to live with the Wests. She brings up how she held him while he cried, and that was the moment they fell in love. It could have come off as saccharine and cheesy, but Patton delivers the lines in a way that feels genuine.Anne Dudek as Tracy Brand and Tom Cavanagh as Harrison Wells (Photo: Katie Yu/The CW)The love story between H.R. and Tracy isn’t entirely working for me. It was fun watching him be an awkward flirt last week, but now it’s leaking into the main plot and getting obnoxious. They have chemistry, and it’s still fun to watch them dance around each other, but… why? Does every character have to have a love interest?Aside from a couple of minor annoyances, this hour of what was filler turned out to be one of the better episodes of the season. It remembers that The Flash is supposed to be fun. Plus, even though there were only minor developments in the main plot, they were significant enough that the episode didn’t feel completely like filler. Besides, the episode ended with a fantastic reveal that promises the fun will continue next week. In order to use Tracy’s speedforce bazooka against Savitar, they’ll need a power source greater than the sun. And who has one of those? King Shark. He’s coming back!
One of the world’s fastest growing budget airlines, AirAsia X, has secured new services between Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch. Air New Zealand Deputy Chief Executive Officer Norm Thompson congratulated Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Christchurch International Airport Ltd for securing the new carrier. “This is a really positive development for not only Christchurch but for the wider New Zealand economy” he said. According to Mr. Thompson, the new service is “a great example of the creation of a new complementary market to those already served by Air New Zealand and other existing carriers.” The introduction of this new service will increase market competition and “almost certainly stimulate a new wave of budget conscious travellers from Asia to New Zealand as well as from the other international ports AirAsia’s X services connect with in Kuala Lumpur” said Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson believes the development will benefit the already established South East Asian market and has the potential to create new tourism opportunities for New Zealand. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
Qantas have announced today that Benjamin Tan has been appointed as regional general manager Asia, and will be based in Singapore.Previously Mr Tan was group head of sales at the Jetstar Group, and for Qantas he will steer the commercial, financial and operational performance for its Asian markets, excluding Japan.He joins Qantas’ team in Asia at an exciting time, as the airline prepares to introduce the first of its refurbished international A330 aircraft from Singapore to Melbourne next week.Benjamin Tan said he is looking forward to progressing Qantas’ commitment to Asia.“Asia is an incredibly important market for Qantas. Over the last two years, we’ve redesigned our Asia network to strengthen our position in the region, we’ve opened new lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong, are introducing a new inflight dining experience in Economy, and continue to expand our reach with our airline partners, providing greater access across Asia than ever before,” Mr Tan said.Qantas’ new Economy dining experience launches on flights between Singapore and Australia today, offering customers more choice, larger meals and improved service.Benjamin Tan brings extensive experience working internationally in Beijing and Tokyo, across the technology and aviation sectors.Qantas operates more than 75 return services per week between Asia and Australia, operated by a mix of A330, refurbished B747 and during peak seasons, A380 aircraft.Nick McGlynn, former regional general manager Asia has returned to Australia to take up a new role as head of global sales and network at Qantas Freight.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wiseman
Construction spending saw a substantial increase in October, advancing on solid gains in homebuilding outlays.In a report on Tuesday, the Commerce Department estimated construction spending throughout the month at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $971 billion, an increase of 1.1 percent over September’s revised estimate of $960.3 billion.Compared to a year ago, October’s rate of spending was up 3.3 percent.A large share of October’s increase came in spending on residential projects, which was up 1.3 percent from September to an adjusted yearly rate of $359.1 billion. In the private sector, spending on home construction climbed 1.3 percent, rising for both single-family (1.3 percent) and multifamily (1.8 percent) projects to come to a total rate of $353.8 billion.Despite the promising gain, economists Patrick Newport and Stephanie Karol at IHS Global Insight called October’s residential construction numbers “deceptively strong.””The figure for single-family construction depends on that month’s average single-family home price,” the pair said in a note to clients. “That number launched itself into outer space in October … While this will make fourth-quarter construction spending figures shine, we believe this is an anomaly caused by sampling issues, rather than true, sustainable strength.”Meanwhile, spending on public residential construction dropped 2.2 percent month-over-month, declining to an annual adjusted rate of $5.3 billion. That dip was offset by gains across nearly all categories of nonresidential construction, led by double-digit increases in commercial and public safety projects. Share in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News December 2, 2014 447 Views Commerce Department Construction Spending Homebuilders IHS Global Insight 2014-12-02 Tory Barringer Construction Spending Up 1.1% in October