No-ball row: Sangakkara sorry, seeks action

first_imgSri Lankan captain speaking at a press conference.Sri Lankan cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has apologised to Indian fans for his teammate’s deliberate no-ball that denied Virender Sehwag a century in Monday’s ODI at Dambulla.Sangakkara admitted that Suraj Randiv’s no-ball was deliberate and offered his apologies. He told Headlines Today that he wanted action to be taken against the players involved in the act. Sangakkara said he had only asked Randiv to “keep the last ball tight”. “We as a team take responsibility for Randiv’s action,” he said. An internal inquiry ordered by the Sri Lankan Cricket Board had found Randiv guilty of bowling a deliberate no-ball. Sangakkara then apologised to Indian captain M.S. Dhoni and coach Gary Kirsten. He even sent Randiv to apologise to Sehwag.  But was Randiv egged on by teammates to bowl the no-ball? The stump mike caught Sangakkara telling Randiv that Sehwag was one run away from his century. But in his defence, Sangakkara now says he was only telling his bowler to keep it tight.last_img read more

BlackBerry Keian luxury smartphone tipped to launch on September 20

first_imgBlackBerry has been in the news lately for its luxury smartphones. And now, keeping in line with that trend, another premium device, the Porsche Design P’9984 has been revealed in a leak. The device, which has been code named ‘Keian’ was first brought to light during the MWC 2015 event.  Back then, the company had announced that it was in the process of making a new Porsche Design smartphone with the previously mentioned codename. Other details, specifications or pricing were not revealed. And now, the latest report in BlackBerry Central has claimed that this device will be named the BlackBerry P’9984.  Keeping in mind an exclusive market of consumers, the device has been priced at a whopping $2000(around Rs 1.27 lakhs). The launch date of the luxury smartphone is expected to be September 20.The device is expected to sport a 4.5-inch 1440×1440 pixels LCD display, much like the earlier BlackBerry Passport. It is also likely to feature a QWERTY keyboard. The rear and front cameras are expected to be 13MP and 2MP respectively. It is also very likely that the gadget will run on BB 10.3.2 OS.last_img read more

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma says he is not the same guy…

first_imgAdvertisementRohit Sharma is on an all-time professional high after his record-breaking stint as a captain in the IPL, which led to his team winning the championship for the fourth time, any other side is yet to achieve such a feat in the tournament. However, there still seems to some concern looming around his batting form. The Indian team will be banking on Rohit Sharma for a brisk as well as steady start early in the innings.Rohit Sharma was dropped from the 2011 World Cup, and the one in England will be his second World Cup Campaign, the first one being the 2015 one. Sharma feels he understands the dynamics of such an event and wants to finally lay his hands on the World Cup trophy.Rohit Sharma spoke about how representing the Indian side in the Worldcup was his childhood dream, and it could get a fairytale ending it he is a part of a World Cup winning side.He also shared his views on the desperation that an international cricketer needs to have in order to increase the hunger and the appetite for victories. However, for himself, composure is what he is stressing on rather than the desperation.He admits that the Rohit Sharma we see now is drastically different from the one we saw a decade back. He has learnt his lessons the hard way and wants to ensure he is in the best state of mind going into the tournament with such stature. Advertisementlast_img read more

Why you should court your best critics

first_imgEveryone wants feedback. It’s just important to know where to find it. Like anyone who creates pieces for public consumption, I encounter a lot of critics – both helpful and unhelpful. It’s why I generally try to avoid the comment section – but I am only human. Inevitably, for every “I loved this / how wonderful” comment, there are plenty of “I hated this / how stupid” remarks.It’s difficult for many of us to resist looking for feedback in all the wrong places. We want to be good at what we do, and we want honest responses. It’s natural (and even laudable) to be curious about what other people think; indeed, a moderate interest in feedback can be a road to self-improvement. It only becomes an exercise in unhelpful self-flagellation when we blindly grope for criticism – instead of courting it in a focused fashion.Crowd-sourcing feedback just isn’t useful. What IS useful is finding mentors and audiences that you really, really trust – and asking them to give you constructive criticism that improves your work, instead of uselessly feeding (or destroying) your ego.The good news is that these “best critics” are easier to find than you might think.Although it’s a conventional choice, supervisors or project leaders that you respect are often helpful people to ask for honest feedback. As a freelancer, this can be a little scary – after all, it can often feel like you’re inviting people to examine and catalogue your weaknesses. But nobody is more poised to detail areas of potential improvement than the people who bear responsibility for your work!Join the nation’s largest group representing the new workforce (it’s free!)Become a memberIt isn’t a great idea to ask a supervisor for an informal evaluation in the middle of a project. But if you have a good relationship with the person, it’s easy enough to ask once you’ve finished up a gig (or during a lull). Be honest about exactly why you’re asking – you’re looking to get feedback on how you can improve, on what worked, on what might be interesting to re-examine for the next project. Make sure that it’s a friendly request, and not a desperate push for approval. If you can come across as self-reflective, non-defensive, and genuinely curious about how to improve, you’ll up your chances of receiving valuable criticism – and even impressing them. Asking for this kind of feedback has not only gotten me some nice work-oriented recommendations, but also built stronger relationships with existing clients… turning them into repeat employers.Another good option is **personal heroes. **Think of people in your life whose work you emulate or whose opinion you respect; what would you like to learn from them? Ask them if you could solicit some constructive criticism from them and offer to do something for them in return. Buy them a nice lunch or dinner, offer some favor in trade or (if you don’t know them very well) even suggest a small consulting fee; this makes people take the evaluation more seriously, and shows that you value their time. Often, these would-be mentors will give you feedback for free; but almost nobody will turn down a free dinner, and it’s a nice thank-you. Again, emphasize that you’re looking for honest criticism, not necessarily praise; you want an objective view of how you’re doing.A third choice is paid professionals. These can be teachers, career/life coaches, or even professional consultants; a little bit of research (and asking around for referrals) can often turn up good options. Whenever I’m feeling a bit rusty or wobbly, I like to take a class from a teacher I trust – it helps me feel like I’m getting a nice hit of unprejudiced feedback, while sharpening my skills.Constructive feedback is a great tool for continually improving your work… as long as you look for it in the right places. Instead of curbing your impulse to look for feedback, court VALUABLE criticism. Absorb it with an open mind and a non-defensive attitude, and you’ll grow more than you ever thought possible – without ever having to read the comments.Where do you find your best constructive criticism? Got any tips? Leave them in the comments!Kate Hamill lives and works in New York City, where she consumes an inordinate amount of Sriracha daily. You can catch up with her on Twitter at @katerone.last_img read more

Marco Silva sacked as Watford FC manager after string of poor results

first_imgWatford have sacked manager Marco Silva after a poor run of recent results, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.The 40-year-old Pourtuguese leaves the Premier League side 10th in the table, but after claiming an impressive 21 points before the end of November, the Hornets have added just another five in two months.”This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly,” the club said in a statement on its website (”The Club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership.”The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.”British media reported that Everton had approached Portugal’s Silva in their quest to replace Dutchman Ronald Koeman earlier this season before they appointed Sam Allardyce in November.(Source: Reuters)last_img read more

No physios, no problems for Indian weightlifters at CWG

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra Gold Coast, Apr 5 (PTI) Indian weightlifters delivered the medals today but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here. Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim Indias first gold of the ongoing edition, while P Gururaja (56kg) overcame a few nervy minutes to clinch a silver in the mens competition. The colour of their medals might have been different but one thing common to their performances was that neither of them had a physio by their side to take care of their aches and niggles during a demanding day. “I dont have a physio with me here in the competition. He was not allowed here, I did not get enough treatment coming into the competition. There is nobody, we did tell officials but nothing happened,” Chanu said after her record-breaking gold-winning performance that earned her a massive ovation from the fans here. “I had requested that my physio be allowed but he has not been allowed. But we are helping each other and managing so far,” she added with a smile. Gururaja, the soft-spoken wannabe-wrestler-turned-weightlifter from Karnataka, also spoke about the problems he faced. “Ive sustained multiple injuries. My physio is not here, so I havent been able to get the treatment that I need for my knee and sciatic nerve,” he said. Sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and runs through to the lower limb, making it the longest and widest single nerve in the human body.advertisement Despite repeated attempts, the Indian Chef-de-Mission Vikram Sisodia was unavailable for comment on the matter. The size of the contingent was a massive issue prior to the Games after the Sports Ministry ordered that the number of officials should not be more than 33 per cent of the number of athletes. As a result, several athletes had complained about their preferred support staff not making the official contingent. PTI PM PDS PDSlast_img read more

Why are golfers against Jeremy Corbyn?

first_imgShare on Facebook features Share on LinkedIn General election 2019 Ian Poulter Share on Pinterest Jeremy Corbyn Golf … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Pass notes Share on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Reuse this content Labour Share on Twitter Topics Since you’re here… Name: Golfers Against Corbyn.Age: A few days old.Appearance: Rich, angry, inexplicably fond of horrible trousers.We all knew this day would come. Finally, the golfing community has spoken as one about Labour’s nebulous Brexit policy. Nope, try again.OK. Finally, the golfing community has spoken out against the pointlessness of trying to elect a historically disliked party leader. Wrong again. Shall I just put you out of your misery? I honestly can’t think of any others issues that are more pressing in the modern day than either of … It’s taxes.What? Golfers hate Jeremy Corbyn because he wants them to pay more taxes.Really? Golfers specifically? No, not just golfers, but given that golfers are essentially just big babies who pay to visit giant adult playgrounds where they can hit balls and drive around in special little cars, they are probably quite a good microcosm of the idle rich.Good point. So who said what? Well, the golfing community seems to have taken offence at Corbyn’s claim that “in a fair society there would be no billionaires and no one would live in poverty”.Anyone specifically? Ian Poulter, the 40th best golfer in the world, tweeted the following to Corbyn: “What a complete buffoon you really are. No one is allowed to be successful. You can’t for one minute be serious. Deluded.”Anyone else? Lee Westwood, the 68th best golfer in the world, also tweeted: “This tweet is not aging well Jezza. If you’ve bothered to read the responses I’d consider rethinking your policies.”Big poverty fans, then, those two? Not quite. It’s more that they think Corbyn’s plan is a punishment against the successful.Are they billionaires? God, no. Not by a long shot. Poulter’s wealth is thought to be about £46m, while Westwood is only worth a measly £30m. If they wanted to become billionaires, they would have respectively had to do 21 and 34 times better in their career than they actually did.So what’s the problem? Don’t you see? Corbyn wants to rob them of their aspiration. They could still become billionaires. It wouldn’t take much. Maybe a good investment opportunity. Maybe they could invent the next Amazon. Maybe another billionaire could suddenly die and leave their entire national net worth to those two golfers. It could happen!Could it? No, of course not. Poulter and Westwood are a pair of dummies.I guess this means Poulter will leave the country if Labour wins the election. He’s way ahead of you. He moved to Florida years ago.So what’s all the fuss? You tell me, kid. You tell me.Do say: “Jeremy Corbyn wants to ban success.”Don’t say: “Wait a minute, are golfers Tories?” Lee Westwood Share on Messenger Share via Emaillast_img read more

Celebrate Nemo’s 15th Anniversary with this Amazing Wood Carving Kit

If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? It’s no secret that Nemo Equipment is one of favorite outdoors brands. From comfy sleeping bags to some of the best tents on the market, Nemo’s meticulous design is evident in every product. Since they are celebrating their 15th anniversary this month, Nemo’s founder, Cam Brensinger, wanted to release a limited edition product that reflected his love of design and craftsmanship. The Spoon Shaper Kit ($130) reflects Brensinger’s love of wood working, and Nemo’s dedication to personalized, and carefully curated products.Nemo’s dedication to building unique products began with Brensinger’s careful eye for detail and design while attending the Rhode Island School of Design. Following graduation, he brought careful design and focus to the outdoors market with Nemo’s first AirSupported tents. That heritage has guided every product since, from award winning sleeping bags to ultralight backpacking tents.The Spoon Shaper Kit reflects both Nemo’s commitment to innovation, and Brensinger’s love of working with his hands on distinctive, personalized products. The kit is purpose built to help you carve and shape a camp spoon (hence the name). Each tool included serves a purpose, with no superfluous inclusions. It’s important to note, no instructions or wood ships with the kit, so you’re on your own to head out on the trail and find some local deadwood to start carving your own spoon.First up is a folding Opinel No.12 Saw. It made short work of some scrap wood as we explored options with pine and apple branches for our own spoons. The Morakniv 106 Woodcarving Knife makes an excellent option to start roughing out your design. The polished wood handle and short blade are as at home shaving small bits off your spoon as they will be on display in your office. Finally Nemo included a hook knife that works very well in hollowing out your spoon’s bowl – beware though, this little tool is incredibly sharp. How to Wear a Suit: Unspoken Rules and 3 Styles You Need to Know 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn The Best Campgrounds Near Major U.S. Cities Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoors Editors’ Recommendations Nemo’s 15th anniversary, and beyond, will bring us more of our favorite sleeping bags, tents, and pads. Until then, you couldn’t make a better choice for a personal project or Father’s Day gift than the Spoon Shaper. Grab one fast though, as only a small batch will be available before they are sold out forever. read more

Navigators Settles on US Sanctions Breaches

first_imgzoom New York-based marine insurance specialist Navigators Insurance Company has agreed to pay a USD  271,815 fine to settle potential civil liability for 48 apparent violations of U.S. sanctions imposed on North Korea, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan, the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) reports.Between May 8, 2008 and April 1, 2011, Navigators and its London branch – Navigators U.K. – issued global protection and indemnity (P&I) insurance policies that provided coverage to North Korean-flagged vessels and covered incidents that occurred in or involved Iran, Sudan, or Cuba—some of which led to the payment of claims.Navigators did not have a formal OFAC compliance program in place at the time it engaged in these apparent violations, and personnel within Navigators U.K. misinterpreted the applicability of OFAC sanctions regulations, according to the notice.The total base penalty amount for the 48 apparent violations was USD 755,042, which was lowered due to several mitigating factors, including Navigators not receiving a penalty notice or Finding of Violation from OFAC in the five years preceding the earliest date of the apparent violations.The company also took appropriate remedial action in response to the apparent violations, including the formation and implementation of a comprehensive OFAC compliance program, as well as cooperated with OFAC’s investigation by providing all the information, and by signing a tolling agreement and two extensions to that agreement.last_img read more

Remains of 13 foreigners killed on Sunday repatriated to date

Twelve (12) foreign nationals injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo South Teaching Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo while others have been discharged from hospital following treatment.The Foreign Ministry continues to be in close contact with the relevant hospital authorities to identify the remaining victims. The Ministry will continue to monitor the welfare of the foreign nationals receiving treatment. The remains of 13 foreigners killed on Sunday have been repatriated to date, the Foreign Ministry said today.As at Wednesday, 24 April 2019 1900 hours, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 36. Additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary. An emergency hotline to assist families of the affected foreign nationals is operational at +94 112323015. The fatalities were: one (01) from Bangladesh, two (02) from China, eleven (11) from India, three (03) from Denmark, one (01) from Japan, one (01) from the Netherlands, one (01) from Portugal, two (02) from Saudi Arabia, one (01) from Spain, two (02) from Turkey, six (06) from the UK, one (01) from USA, two (02) holding US and UK nationalities, and two (02) holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities. read more

Report on Lindo Creek CoI handed over to President

Retired Justice Donald Trotman hands over the report to President David Granger on WednesdayThe completed report for the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the June 2008 Lindo Creek Massacre recommends, among other things, that compensation be given to the families of the eight murdered miners.This is according to Retired Justice Donald Trotman, who headed the CoI report which commenced earlier this year to President David Granger at State House, Main Street, Georgetown.The lone commissioner reasoned that the compensation to the families are necessary since they would have faced economic challenges since the death of their loved ones.Meanwhile, Granger stated that it is the intention of his Government for Guyanese to live in a society without brutality.To this end, he asserted that the CoI will continue into other past massacres- which he termed as “troubles”- as the Administration is committed to ascertaining the intellectual authors of the various killings.Almost 10 years after the eight miners were killed, the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Lindo Creek Massacre, which has been dubbed a “kangaroo commission” commenced in February. Trotman, 80, is the lone commissioner selected by Granger to oversee the CoI.The Commissioner had said that the main objective of the CoI was to find the truth and to bring healing and closure to the nation as a whole. He expressed hope that the Lindo Creek and other inquiries would help bring about reconciliation among Guyanese. President Granger had described Lindo Creek as a “massacre of the innocence”, saying that his Government believed the way the investigation was handled indicated that there was a high level of collusion. He had also rejected suggestions to extend the CoI’s focus to several years before 2008 when other major criminal activities had plagued the country.Some time between June 12, 2008 and June 24, 2008, miners Cecil Arokium, Dax Arokium, Compton Speirs, Horace Drakes, Clifton Wong, Lancelot Lee, Bonny Harry and Nigel Torres were shot and killed, and their bodies burnt at the Upper Berbice River mining camp which was being operated by Leonard Arokium. This is just one of the reasons why the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has expressed skepticism about participating and supporting the work of the Commission as the Party believes that given the manner in which the CoI was dragged, constituted and the commentary from senior Government officials, it is designed to achieve a political outcome and continue the Government’s programme of witch-hunting Opposition personalities.The PPP/C has even said that the inquiry should have started from the period 1998 when the real wave of ethno-political violence commenced, which would assist in addressing the root cause of the violence.  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLindo Creek COI ‘turning out to be an assault on the GDF’- JagdeoMay 17, 2018In “latest news”Lindo Creek CoI granted extension by PresidentJuly 7, 2018In “latest news”Lindo Creek CoI privately interviews GDF soldiersApril 18, 2018In “latest news” read more

Maternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by a number of months

first_imgMaternity benefit payments in Ireland are backlogged by ‘a number of months’ A Department of Social Protection official has said “it is not possible to give an accurate date” for the process of backlogged maternity claims. 35,547 Views Share2274 Tweet Email13 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL 18 Comments By Cianan Brennan Apr 24th 2017, 6:20 AM Source: Shutterstock/Valeria AksakovaMATERNITY BENEFIT PAYMENTS due from the Department of Social Protection are currently mired in a backlog extending for “a number of months”.One woman, who is due to go on maternity leave from early June, has been told that it will be some months before her application for the benefit is processed.Ordinarily, those eligible for State maternity benefit are instructed to apply for it at least six weeks before they plan to go on leave (12 weeks if they are self-employed).In this case the woman in question applied for the benefit fully nine weeks before her maternity leave is due to begin.In correspondence with the Department of Social Protection seen by, the woman was last week informed, two weeks subsequent to her application, that “it will be a number of months before we get to your claim”.“It is not possible to give an accurate date of process,” the woman was told by a department official.That official added that “maternity benefit claims are processed in commencement date order and, due to backlogs, we are currently processing claims commencing (on the) 3 April”.Given the department is only now processing claims dating from over two weeks ago, it seems likely that some women who have already given birth (most maternity leave commences roughly two weeks before a baby is due) will yet to have received their own benefit.In response to a query from regarding this matter a spokesperson for the Department of Social Protection apologised “to any customer who has experienced a delay in getting their maternity benefit and want(s) to assure customers that every effort is being made to ensure all claims are processed as quickly as possible”.“The Department is making every effort to ensure that customers are paid in a timely manner and improvements to systems and work practices are being made in order to reduce delays,” they said.To alleviate delays, extra staff have been assigned and are working overtime. The Department also facilitates online applications for maternity benefit and an automated decision issues where the customer submits all necessary information and where the detail provided can be validated.Clarity was not given as to how many people are affected, or as to when the backlog is expected to be cleared.Read: Plans to build over 100 apartments in south Dublin have been shot downRead: Most Irish people are definitely NOT in favour of a snap election here Monday 24 Apr 2017, 6:20 AM last_img read more

Nikon dévoile son nouveau reflex pro le D800

first_imgNikon dévoile son nouveau reflex pro, le D800Nikon vient tout juste de dévoiler le digne successeur de son modèle d’appareil D700 qui a déjà quelques années de service derrière lui. Le D800 présente notamment un capteur plein format d’une définition de 36,6 millions de pixels.Au début du mois de janvier, le constructeur japonais avait déjà commencé le renouvellement de sa gamme professionnelle de reflex avec le D4. Aujourd’hui, c’est ainsi au tour du D800 d’être présenté. Mais l’appareil avait déjà fait parler de lui il y a peu après que des premières photos ont été dévoilées. Comme les premières informations l’avaient suggéré, le réflex présente un capteur CMOS plein format d’une définition de 36,6 millions de pixels, un record pour un reflex. Côté sensibilité, il va de 100 à 6.400 ISO mais la plage peut être étendue de 50 à 21.600 ISO. Ajouté à cela, le D800 s’appuie comme le D4 sur un processeur Expeed 3 avec algorithme logiciel et peut monter jusqu’à 4 images par seconde en plein format. Les clichés seront stockés dans une carte au format SD ou compact Flash. Côté dimensions, le boitier mesure 14,6 x 12,3 x 8,15 cm pour 1 kg, batterie et carte mémoire incluses, ce qui est moins que son collègue le D4. Son écran LCD mesure 3,2 pouces de diagonale (8,1 cm) et affiche 921.000 pixels. Par rapport à son prédécesseur le D700, on notera que le viseur a désormais une couverture de 100%, ce qui évitera les erreurs de cadrage, note CNETFrance. En vidéo, le D800 filme du FullHD 1080p à 30, 25 et 24 images par seconde. Mais en baissant à la HD 1280×720, il est possible de passer à des cadences de 60 et 50 images par seconde. Pour enregistrer et stocker, deux possibilités : sur la carte mémoire en H.264 (29 min 59 secondes maximum par séquence), mais aussi via la sortie HDMI, en meilleure qualité et sans limite de temps. Destiné à un usage plutôt professionnel, le Nikon D800 est annoncé pour le 22 mars à 2.899 euros environ.Le 8 février 2012 à 19:05 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Police arrest two overnight in connection with Occupy Portland

first_imgPortland police arrested one man and a teenager early Friday in connection with the Occupy Portland movement.Nolan MacGregor, 21, and a 17-year-old were arrested on suspicion of first-degree criminal mischief, according to a Portland police bulletin.Another citizen saw the two tagging the Pioneer Square Starbucks, several other locations and a marked Portland Police Bureau patrol car, the release said.Tags said “Occppy Portland,” “Wall Street Loves No One,” “Perspective” and “Occupy.”The two had aerosol paint, stencils and more than 100 Occupy Portland flyers on them, police said.MacGregor was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and the teen was released to his parents.The two arrests were the only significant activity in downtown Portland last night, the release said.last_img read more

Jet Airways pilots heave sigh of relief as Korean Air comes to

first_imgCourtesy: Jet AirwaysGiving a brief respite to Jet Airways pilots, Korean Air will hold a two-day job fair in New Delhi on May 24 and 25. The main aim of the job fair is to hire Jet Airways pilots who were laid off when the carrier suspended their operations earlier this month.Korean Air is looking to hire at least 300 pilots of all ranks to fly their Boeing 777-300s.”The road show is a kind of job fair for pilots. The executives from Korean Air would brief us about their requirements. The job fair is being held in both Delhi and Mumbai,” a senior pilot was quoted as saying by IANS.The pilots hired would by flying Korean Air aircraft which connect 124 cities in 44 countries. The company owns 167 aircraft, including Boeing and Airbus.”The information sessions are important to understand growth prospects, routes flown, home base rotation etc. It will be conducted by the Korean expat cell who will be handling the Jet Airways pilots as well,” a mail addressed to pilots read.National Aviators Guild’s vice-president Captain Asim Valiani said that while he is relieved that Korean Air is hiring and giving pilots a relief, he still hopes that Jet Airways will be revived.He said, “We are waiting for the outcome (of the banks-led stake sale process for Jet Airways). We have three months window to join a new airline so we are waiting.”After the grounding of Jet Airways, many pilots have joined SpiceJet, Indigo and GoAir, Air India and Vistara. IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:02/1:02Loaded: 0%0:02Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:00?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Closecenter_img Naresh Goyal quits as Jet Airways chairman, stake slashed to 25%last_img read more

Sadek replaces Nanak Golap in place of Nasim

first_imgAFM Bahauddin Nasim, Abdus Sobhan Golap, Jahangir Kabir Nanak and Sadek KhanRuling Awami League has dropped a number of heavyweight leaders from the list of party nominations for the 30 December national election.AL joint general secretary Jahangir Kabir Nanak has been replaced by general secretary of Dhaka city (north) unit Sadek Khan at Dhaka-13 constituency while party’s office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap replaced organising secretary AFM Bahauddin Nasim at Madaripur-3.Earlier on Sunday morning, ruling AL general secretary Obaidul Quader started distributing letters to the aspirants selected to contest the upcoming 11th parliamentary elections.The nomination seekers said they received phone calls on Saturday to collect the nomination letters from the party office.last_img

Sultan Mansur says never compromised with Joy Bangla Bangabandhu

first_imgSultan MansurStating that he returned to parliament from a ‘political prison’ after 18 years, Jatiya Oikya Front member of parliament Sultan Mohammad Mansur on Thursday sought the cooperation of the leader of the House, reports UNB.”As I became an MP from the opposition alliance, I may not make most of you happy with my speeches and role in parliament. But I seek your (speaker’s) cooperation so that I can talk in favour of the people and tell white as white. I hope the leader of the House will also take it into consideration,” he told the House.Speaking on a point of order, Mansur started his speech paying homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman marking the historic 7 March. “I thank the speaker for allowing me to address the House on this historic day.”Mansur said people of his constituency elected him as their MP amid serious adversities on 30 December.He, however, thanked the prime minister for ensuring a fair election in his seat without any major incident unlike in many other constituencies.Mansur said he returned to parliament after 18 years. “I was supposed to be there in the Treasury benches as I did politics of that camp… but I had been in a political prison for the last 18 years.”He said although he contested the election from Oikya Front, he still maintains the ideals and political philosophy of Bangabandhu.The Moulvibazar-2 MP said he never compromised on the issue of ‘Joy Bangla’ and Bangabandhu, even though he is now in the opposition bench.Mentioning that the prime minister is taking the country forward following the path Bangabandhu showed, he hoped that Sheikh Hasina will unite the entire nation.Hours after taking oath, Mansur joined the ongoing session of the 11th parliament.Mansur sat in the second row of the opposition bench in the House as the day’s proceedings of the Jatiya Sangsad resumed at 6:37pm with speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.Earlier in the day, Mansur, who won the 30 December election with BNP’s election symbol ‘sheaf of paddy’ from Moulvibazar-2, took oath as a member of the 11th parliament. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath around 11:00am at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.However, Gono Forum expelled him from the party for taking oath going against the party’s decision.last_img read more

Theorists propose globally networked entangled atomic clock

first_img Researchers build two versions of new most accurate clock ever This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further ( —A small team of physicists from the U.S. and Denmark has published a paper in the journal Nature Physics outlining the idea of a collection of atomic clocks located around the world—all networked via entangled particles. They propose that such a system of clocks would be far more accurate than anything that exists today. Citation: Theorists propose globally networked entangled atomic clock (2014, June 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from © 2014 Phys.orgcenter_img Journal information: Nature Physics The concept of world-wide quantum clock network. Credit: Nature Physics (2014) doi:10.1038/nphys3000 The idea of networking clocks involves two areas of research—atomic clocks and entanglement. Atomic clocks are of course the most accurate time devices available today—they track time by measuring the resonance frequency of atoms—generally caesium. And entanglement is where pairs of particles are linked in ways that are still not fully understood—what happens to one automatically happens to the other, regardless of distance. To make a global networked clock, the researchers propose, would involve setting up a bunch of atomic clocks at various sites around the globe (and one or more in space) and then entangling particles between each of them, one after the other. The result would be a single clock that would be more precise than any of its component clocks. That would be possible, the team notes, because entanglement would allow for reduced measurement noise in all of the clocks.If such a network could be built, it would mean an unprecedented level of accuracy, which would in turn mean improvements in devices that rely on time accuracy, such as GPS. It could also serve as a platform for physicists studying gravitational waves.The researchers note that a shared global clock would be more stable than clocks used today because they would be constantly updating—the more clocks in the network, the more stable the clock as a whole would be. It would also be secure, they add, because anyone trying to tap into it would be instantly discovered, courtesy of the laws of quantum mechanics. They believe such a global clock would be up to 100 times more accurate than anything we have today, which is saying a lot—a modern atomic clock is so accurate that it would take 300 million years to gain or lose just one second.Building such a networked clock, even if a plan and funding were available, is still a long way off, of course, scientists still have a lot to learn about entanglement, both how it works, and how to use it. More information: A quantum network of clocks, Nature Physics (2014) DOI: 10.1038/nphys3000AbstractThe development of precise atomic clocks plays an increasingly important role in modern society. Shared timing information constitutes a key resource for navigation with a direct correspondence between timing accuracy and precision in applications such as the Global Positioning System. By combining precision metrology and quantum networks, we propose a quantum, cooperative protocol for operating a network of geographically remote optical atomic clocks. Using nonlocal entangled states, we demonstrate an optimal utilization of global resources, and show that such a network can be operated near the fundamental precision limit set by quantum theory. Furthermore, the internal structure of the network, combined with quantum communication techniques, guarantees security both from internal and external threats. Realization of such a global quantum network of clocks may allow construction of a real-time single international time scale (world clock) with unprecedented stability and accuracy.last_img read more

No permanent enemies in politics doors never shut for new alliesVijayvargiya

first_imgKolkata: BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya says the doors of NDA are “never shut for new allies” as there are no permanent enemies in politics. The BJP, he asserted, is in a position to win at least 30 out of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal as the people of the state are “fed up” with the misrule of TMC. But when asked whether the doors of NDA will be opened for Mamata Banerjee in a post poll scenario, Vijayvargiya told PTI in an interview that if she wants to return, then NDA would take a call whether to induct her or not. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “These are speculative questions, we won’t give an answer to it. In politics there is never a permanent enemy. If she feels the situation is suitable and wants to return to NDA then we would take a call on it whether to induct her or not,” Vijayvargiya, who is also the BJP’s in charge of Bengal, said. Asked if the BJP will welcome Mamata Banerjee to the NDA if she rectifies her policy of alleged minority appeasement and on infiltration, Vijayvargiya said, “We can’t answer speculative questions. Our fight is against those who are disrespecting the country, our forces and its valour, and Mamata Banerjee is one of them and part of that alliance who have indulged in it. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state The present elections are being fought between “patriots” (deshbhakti) and “power mongers” (kursibhakti). Questioning armed forces to secure minority votes is shameful. We are fighting against it and we are fighting against her in West Bengal,” he said. After the formation of the TMC in 1998, it was part of the NDA from 1998-2006. Banerjee was also railway minister in the NDA cabinet. Earlier when Banerjee started her political career it seemed that she used to fight for the poor and oppressed. But now she has completely changed and now she shelters goons and is more interested in opposing country’s interest. She has gone in the wrong direction, Vijayvargiya charged. His comments comes in the backdrop of allegation by the opposition CPI(M)-Congress in Bengal, that both the TMC and BJP are engaged in a mock fight and TMC is the “trojan horse of BJP” in opposition camp. Modi in an interview last week has said that the Trinamool Congress supremo sends him kurtas, which she chooses personally for him, and Bengali sweets, every year. When asked whether the BJP-led NDA would remain open for new allies in post poll scenario, he said the decision regarding it would be taken by senior NDA leaders. “The decision regarding it would be taken by senior NDA leaders. But the doors of NDA are never shut for anyone. If in future (post poll) some one (party) wants to join us then NDA leaders will take a call,” the 62 year old BJP leader said. Maintaining that the BJP would win much higher number of seats than 2014, he refuted as baseless the speculation that someone else might be propped up as PM candidate in case NDA falls short of majority. “No one is even thinking of it. Nobody is even thinking that Modiji will not be re-elected a PM. The country has already decided that only Modiji will be the next PM and there is no need to even answer this question,” he said. He also mocked Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for running away from Varanasi out of “fear of defeat at the hands of Modi” and at the same time equated Congress president Rahul Gandhi with a “comedian”, whose statements act as comic relief and are not taken seriously by masses. Referring to Vadra’s decision against contesting from Varanasi against Modi, he said, “She got afraid and decided against contesting, out fear of defeat at the hands of Modiji,”. Speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s call to defeat the BJP, Vijayvargiya, said the more he address public meetings the higher the number of seats BJP’s would win the polls. “The more he campaigns, the better for Modiji. As people of this country don’t take him seriously. His statements are good for entertainment, just like comic relief,” he said. Asked whether nominating Sadhvi Pragya from Madhya Pardesh in the Lok Sabha polls would send out a wrong message, Vijayvargiya said Sadhvi Pragya was allegedly tortured by the UPA government just to establish that there is “Hindu terror” in the country. “She was tortured just to establish the terminology of Hindu terror in this country which was coined by P Chidambaram, Digvijay Singh. So I thinks it’s a good opportunity to decide, as people now have a choice to make. As whoever thinks there is Hindu terror would go with Digvijay Singh and those who think there is nothing called Hindu terror would vote for Sadhvi Pragya,” he said. When asked to react to allegations that the BJP doesn’t respect its senior leaders like L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, he said there is a rule in the party that those above 75 should not be given ticket. “Not giving ticket doesn’t mean that we don’t respect our senior leaders. We respect our senior leaders and they are part of our Margdarshak Mandal,” he said. Holding that “opposition alliance is on its death bed”, Vijayvargiya said the BJP would form the next government with a bigger majority. Suggesting that the TMC government might not complete its full term till 2021 as it will face existential crisis post Lok Sabha elections, Vijayvargiya said the “political career of Banerjee is short lived”. “The existence of this state government is a at stake. In Bengal a authoritarian rule in going on. Several ministers, MLAs and senior leaders of TMC are not happy in the party and they are in constant touch with us. And as soon as we win 25-30 seats in Bengal, those who are disgruntled would leave the party and would join us,” he said.last_img read more