Shillong, Feb 15 (PTI) Making another attempt at sorting the administrative mess in Indian boxing, representatives of 18 state units held a meeting with the AIBA ad-hoc committee and the coordination panel to discuss formation of a new federation. The meeting was also attended by four government units and the draft of a new constitution was circulated to get the observations. “The observations would be put forwarded to the International Federation (AIBA) within seven days for ratification. Were trying our best to secure Indian boxers participation in Rio Olympics (in August this year),” chairman of the Sports Ministry-constituted coordination committee Asit Banerjee told PTI. The next meeting of these stakeholders would be held within three weeks in Kolkata to take the discussions forward. He further said they are organising two tournaments — All India Youth Championship from February 19-23 in Bhimavaram and Junior and Youth Championship in New Delhi in March. Banerjee further proposed the hosting of a sub-junior Nationals in Kolkata after the formation of the new federation. The sport is being administered by the ad-hoc committee, which was formed by AIBA after it terminated Boxing India last year. PTI TAP PM PM
New Delhi, Feb 27 (PTI) Escalating the battle in Parliament, major opposition parties today said they will bring privilege motion against HRD Minister Smriti Irani over her remarks in Parliament on the suicide of dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderbad central university.Congress along with CPI(M) and JD(U) accused Irani of “willfully misleading” Parliament, hitting back at the minister who had targeted Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and the Left during a debate on JNU and Hyderabad University controversies.”The HRD Minister has not only been economical with truth but has also willfully misled Parliament on the unfortunate suicide of a young Dalit student, Rohith Vemula”, Congress general secretary Mukul Wasnik and senior spokesperson Selja alleged.Wasnik told reporters that the Congress planned to bring privilege motion in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha soon, while CPI(M) leader Mohd Saleem said he would be doing so on Monday.”I will be giving a notice for breach of privilege against Irani to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for misleading the House on Rohith Vemula issue,” Saleem said.JD(U) leader and Rajya Sabha MP K C Tyagi said that he and nominated member KTS Tulsi will give privilege notice against Irani to Chairman Hamid Ansari on Monday.”There are contradictions in many statements of Irani regarding Rohith Vemula case. This is a fit case of breach of privilege,” Tyagi said.They cited the outburst of Radhika, Rohiths mother, against the HRD Minister and accused the BJP of being anti-dalit.advertisementRadhika had attacked the HRD Minister questioning as to on what basis did she declare Rohith to be anti-national? “Your Ministry had written that my Rohith and other Dalit students were anti-national extremists. You said that he is not a Dalit. You accused him of getting a false certificate.”They alleged that these strong words from a mother “who has lost her son to BJP and in particular the HRD Ministers campus politics is a stamp of how recklessly and ruthlessly their party is hell bent on clamping down the voices of dissent.”The HRD Minister had also insinuated that Rohith is “not a Dalit”, they said adding that this claim has also been rubbished by Radhika.Wasnik said that it was believed that the HRD Minister would try to “heal” Rohiths family but instead Irani has rubbed salt on their wounds.Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said Irani was “too clever by half and then you get caught in your own web and thats exactly what has happened to the HRD Minister”.”She has been extremely creative and economical with truth and that is why she will face a privilege motion,” he said. PTI SPG AMR RT
Bhubaneswar, Dec 1 (PTI) The Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) has launched uniform dress for all trainees undergoing training in different centres in the State.The Uniform was presented in the fashion show of the Make in Odisha Conclave here. Odisha Skill Development Authority Chairman Subrato Bagchi said trainees felt pride and happiness in the fashion show.The Chief Executive Officer of OSDA Gopalan Rajesh said, ? the uniform has been designed by National Institute of Fashion Technology ( NIFT). A total number of 12 uniforms have been designed out of which 6 are for boys and 6 are for girls.”The skill development trainees will have formal dress in Purple colour and sports dress in Blue colour with bold prints thereon.The trainees of ITI Bhubaneswar, Government polytechnic, Bhubaneswar and skill development team from AISECT and CIPET walked the ramp wearing the uniform.They said the government has given dignity, recognition and pride to the skill trainees by introducing this uniform.?Skilled in Odisha? would be a brand for them and they would keep it up through their determination and hard work, Bagchi said. PTI AAM MD
Premier League Silva praises Watford’s late show as Cleverley goal downs Arsenal Rob Lancaster Last updated 2 years ago 08:39 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Premier League Watford Watford v Arsenal Arsenal The home win over the Gunners lifts the Vicarage Road side into fourth place, but their manager is refusing to get too carried away Marco Silva was delighted to see his half-time team talk have the desired effect as yet another late Watford rally secured a 2-1 win over Arsenal at Vicarage Road.Playing three at the back in the first half, the home side struggled to retain possession and eventually fell behind when Per Mertesacker headed home Granit Xhaka’s corner six minutes before the break.Brighton 11/5 to beat Everton Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Having told his players at the interval to be fearless in their approach, Silva watched on proudly as Watford fought back to take all three points.Substitute Troy Deeney converted a 71st-minute penalty before Tom Cleverley smashed in the winner in stoppage time, in the process sending his side above Arsenal and into the top four of the Premier League. “The first half we were shy in some moments,” Silva told BBC Sport.”I think we played for 10 or 15 minutes like I wanted us to. We started well but then we gave away the ball too easily – we started to play without confidence.”I didn’t like the last 10 minutes of the first half. We spoke well in half-time, I showed our players the plan, what they needed to do.”We needed to play without being scared. Even against big teams like Arsenal, who have a lot of quality, you need a lot of quality as well.”I think our second half was then really good.”| Reaction from Cleverley & Silva, match report, stats & the best of social media as #watfordfc beat @Arsenal!https://t.co/nAUd6d0yIg pic.twitter.com/EwmQ5cLKG1— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) October 14, 2017Watford have now scored late goals in their last three league outings, having previously snatched victory at Swansea City before rescuing a point against West Brom at the Hawthorns.However, Silva insists they should not get too carried away with their fine start to the season — even though they are now sitting in the Champions League places.”It’s good for everybody. Our fans were fantastic again today,” he added.”We got three important points. A lot of games to play yet, we will stay in a good moment — and to do that we will have to work really hard.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra Banksy’s Gross Domestic Product Is a Pop-Up Shop Unlike Any Other When the first American recreational marijuana dispensaries opened in Colorado, most patrons were just happy to have a legit outlet to purchase their bud. Beyond a decent menu, there was little expectation for pot shops to offer anything resembling a high-end experience. These days, however, there’s a lot more competition. Around the country, the best dispensaries promise smartly dressed, well-educated “budtenders,” designer decors, and a boutique shopping environment. With more discerning shoppers in mind, Las Vegas’ newest dispensary is not only a great place to buy your toke, but it’s a full-fledged entertainment outlet as well.Planet 13 Las Vegas/FacebookSituated a mile off the Vegas strip, Planet 13 is the city’s newest, largest, and most elaborate dispensary. Co-CEO Bob Groesbeck notes the inspiration for the name stems from “M” (as in “marijuana”) being the 13th letter of the alphabet — a branding decision that could only have come from the minds of quasi-existentialist stoners.They chose “Planet” simply because this is one massive head shop. Amid its 16,500 square feet of dedicated retail space, visitors will find plenty of typical cannabis wares including edibles, tinctures, extracts, CBD-infused products, and, of course, flowers. There’s a dizzying selection of cannabis-related accessories including pipes, grinders, and vape pens as well. The 42 cash registers make it feel more like a jumbo-sized pot supermarket than an ordinary head shop. Nevada’s Train to Nowhere Promises Out-of-This-World Stargazing Escape to the Pacific Northwest at Hoh Rainforest Caravan Cabins Vanderhall’s 2020 Carmel GT Is a Race-Ready, 3-Wheel Go-Kart However, Planet 13 is looking to be a destination-worthy entertainment outlet in its own right. On the roof of the building, 13 large, “blooming,” LED-lit lotus flowers hint at the fact that this is no ordinary dispensary. Visitors use control panels near a fog-shrouded fountain at the entrance to change the colors of the multimedia, interactive flower display. Inside, amid the sea of cannabis-centric display cases, guests will find colorful, motion-activated floors, trippy orb light fixtures hovering overhead, and a massive 3-D projection wall depicting a continuous array of kaleidoscopic patterns.Visitors won’t find anywhere to “recreate” with their purchases on the premises. Nevada’s 2017 laws prohibit the use of recreational marijuana in any public place, including its many casinos, resorts, and cannabis dispensaries. Planet 13 is actively lobbying to change the law, however, with the hope of allowing customers to enjoy their purchases legally in an onsite marijuana lounge.Planet 13 Las Vegas has been open since November 1, 2018, and welcomes anyone at least 21-years-old 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Editors’ Recommendations
Meanwhile, preparations are in high gear for activities in relation to Parent Month, which is to be observed in November. Among the activities to be undertaken are a church service, introduction of a parent mentorship programme, and a public forum entitled ‘Street Talk Live’. Story Highlights The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is to use qualitative research to greatly improve the execution of its mandate to provide support and advocacy for the nation’s parents. The National Parenting Support Commission (NPSC) is to use qualitative research to greatly improve the execution of its mandate to provide support and advocacy for the nation’s parents.Speaking with JIS News, new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kaysia Kerr, said that greater levels of research, along with anecdotal data, will help to come up with creative solutions in their tasks.Miss Kerr also said there will be greater streamlining of activities of the NPSC to link with the overarching objectives of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information.The Commission has already begun the process of deepening relations with schools in order to facilitate a more broad-based approach to public education and advocacy to achieve the desired outcome of stronger family units.In the meantime, the NPSC Head said that children with special needs is an area of interest that will be pursued under her leadership, and that there is some room for increased support for parents of special needs children, who require particular skill sets and access to vital information to empower them to properly care for their children.Another objective for the CEO is to increase human resource personnel at the NPSC, in order to significantly improve response time in situations of distress.She explained that there are times when situations are unfolding and expert intervention is needed immediately but there may be delays, based on the available personnel.“This is something that we would like to address in the short term, and discussions of that nature are now under way with the Ministry to facilitate this particular outcome,” she said.Miss Kerr informed that one of the key strategies that will drive the kinds of improvements she hopes to achieve is a thrust towards increasing revenue streams, which can be done through the provision of research findings and consultancy services to different entities, locally and internationally, at a reasonable cost.She commended her predecessor for the work that has already been done by the organisation, adding that she expects to build on that foundation.Meanwhile, preparations are in high gear for activities in relation to Parent Month, which is to be observed in November. Among the activities to be undertaken are a church service, introduction of a parent mentorship programme, and a public forum entitled ‘Street Talk Live’. The Commission has already begun the process of deepening relations with schools in order to facilitate a more broad-based approach to public education and advocacy to achieve the desired outcome of stronger family units.
zoom Consolidation in the container shipping industry is happening for the first time in a decade and will likely continue in 2016, according to a new report from AlixPartners advisory firm.The containerized-ocean-freight industry suffered considerably in 2015 amid continuing financial woes and all signs point to a continuation of this trend into 2016 and beyond.The most-recent forecasts expect global container fleet capacity to grow by 4.6% in 2016, and another 4.7% in 2017, though spot prices for major routes have dropped 21 to 44% from a year ago because of plunging demand, now about half the current growth forecast.In order to cope with the newly created situation, carriers in commoditized trades must reach scale to attain the operational efficiencies necessary to be profitable despite lower revenues.“Carriers slow to achieve such efficiencies face the prospect of either becoming acquisition targets themselves or becoming marginalized or becoming bankrupted,” the report says. “However, the means of achieving that scale can itself present a longer-term burden, merely postponing rather than preventing bankruptcy.”Many carriers have faced debt issues for several years. Industry debt peaked at close to USD 114 billion in 2013, fueled by tonnage investment; and due to meager free cash flows, some carriers were soon struggling to cover interest payments. Industry debt level has retreated to less than USD 90 billion as carriers pared back capital commitments to larger tonnage and other capital projects, trimmed costs, redelivered excess charter tonnage, and, in some cases, divested of noncore assets.AlixPartners believes that thorough and effective postmerger integration is required to ensure that the newly combined carriers achieve reduced costs and increased revenue.Industry debt peaked at close to USD 114 billion in 2013In order to survive the transition, carriers should take vital measures and scrutinize balance sheets, reduce liabilities, and continue to divest of noncore assets so as to reduce debt burdens. In addition, they should exploit the ability to continually lower slot costs in order to grow margins in core liner businesses; and uncover opportunities: internally through cost-cutting initiatives and externally through collaborative partnerships.“Carriers that successfully shore up both their balance sheets and their income statements will likely be in prime positions to lead consolidation as the industry reshapes itself. Carriers that are not part of industrywide consolidation must find niche markets—in terms of trade lanes and specialized cargoes—to survive independently,” the report reads.In conclusion, the advisory firm says that in many ways, the recovery playbook for the container carrier industry has already been written by the airlines.“Tight control over capacity, combined with disciplined—and sophisticated— commercial management, has turned industry profitability around. But the potential pitfalls, too, are painfully clear, as the largest network airlines battle lingering challenges such as IT glitches and labor sentiment,” the report concludes.
Dehradun: The BJP Wednesday expelled its gun-totting Uttarakhand MLA Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years. “Champion has been expelled from the primary membership of the BJP for six years by the party’s central disciplinary committee,” Pradesh BJP media chief Devendra Bhasin said.His expulsion comes into effect immediately, he added. An MLA from Khanpur assembly segment of the state, Champion’s expulsion came close on the heels of a video, in which he is seen dancing to the tunes to a raunchy Bolywood number with several guns in his hands and one hanging from his shoulder, going viral last month. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!While dancing, he was also seen in the video sipping drinks from a glass to his supporters’ loud cheers. The party expelled Champion after finding his response to the party’s disciplinary panel notice to him on his gun-toting video “not satisfactory”, said Bhasin. The BJP had suspended Champion last month from the party for three months on charges of indiscipline. Champion’s suspension had followed preliminary investigations by the party into charges of indiscipline against him, including that of threatening a journalist at Uttarakhand Niwas in New Delhi. He had also publicly indulged in a war of words with BJP MLA from Jhabreda, Deshraj Karnawal, challenging him to a wrestling bout. Champion was among the Congress MLAs who had rebelled against Harish Rawat and crossed over to the BJP in 2016.
LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment iHeartRadio’s CHUM 104.5 welcomed its newest member to the CHUM family, Jamar McNeil, as co-host for its brand-new morning show MARILYN DENIS AND JAMAR last summer. Now, as Jamar and CHUM 104.5 continue to “Make Mornings Pop”, The Lede gives Jamar a pop quiz of his own:So Jamar, tell us more about yourself! Where are you from?Jamar: I’m a proud Jamaican and American citizen. My Caribbean background has greatly influenced my life and alter ego DJ J Niice; a DJ/Producer specializing in Dancehall, Reggae, Soca, and Reggaeton. Facebook If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?Jamar: I LOVE Toronto. It’s the perfect city for me, but if I could choose the PERFECT perfect place for me to live it would be…. UNDERWATER! I’m an Advanced Open Water Scuba diver with countless hours of below surface experience and I’ve done dives in some of the world’s most renowned dive sites like the Antilla in Aruba, Kittiwake in the Cayman Islands, and Darwin’s Arch in the Galapagos Islands.How did you get started in the entertainment industry?Jamar: I started in show biz as a child actor. I’ve appeared in NICKELODEON’S ADVENTURES OF PETE AND PETE, SESAME STREET, and I was a Honey Comb cereal kid (Andre the Giant commercial). These hard-edge, streetwise roles probably helped me land the character of “Vince Boyd” on EMPIRE alongside Taraji P. Henson (S1 Ep6).Tell us more about growing up in NYC!Jamar: At heart I’m a typical NY City kid who grew up loving comic books, pizza, house parties, and have been in nightclubs absorbing the vibes since I wasn’t legally allowed to do so!Favourite Hobbies?Jamar: I LOVE snowboarding! I’ve been a volunteer instructor for Burton’s “Chill” Foundation and the plot to mold my newborn son Kofi into the Olympic snowboarding star that I never was is in motion. Our recent move to Canada means…my diabolical plan is looking…eggggggcellent! #EvilLaughJoining CHUM 104.5 co-host Marilyn Denis weekdays from 5 – 9 a.m. ET, the dynamic duo of Marilyn and Jamar bring a fresh interactive take to mornings, keeping listeners engaged, informed, and entertained all while playing the best music in Toronto.MARILYN DENIS AND JAMAR is also available across Canada via live stream on the iHeartRadio Canada app, iHeartRadio.ca/CHUM, or just ask for CHUM 104.5 on your smart speaker. Advertisement Twitter Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With:
Google has unveiled a new Gmail interface for users who struggle to cope with overwhelming torrents of messages.The new design, which Google says is being rolled out to users over the next few weeks, automatically sorts emails into a handful of separate tabs along the top of the inbox:Primary where you should find messages from friends and familySocial for emails from social networks, media-sharing sites and online dating servicesPromotions for regular mail-outs from retailers, daily-deal sites and other businessesUpdates storage for notifications and confirmations involving receipts, bills, and financial statementsForums for emails from online groups, discussion boards, and mailing listsUsers can decide to remove one or more of the tabs and can control where emails from certain senders get routed.The new interface, which is optional and can be turned off entirely, will also be available on the mobile Gmail apps for Android devices, the iPhone and iPad. Google unveils new Gmail interface to help users flooded with messages by The Canadian Press Posted May 29, 2013 12:08 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
Iowa State (8-4, Big 12) vs Washington State (10-2, Pac-12), Dec. 28, 9 p.m. ESTLOCATION: San AntonioTOP PLAYERSIowa State: RB David Montgomery, 1,092 yards rushing, 12 touchdownsWashington State: QB Gardner Minshew, 4,477 yards passing, 36 touchdownsNOTABLEIowa State: The Cyclones won seven out of their last eight games after a 1-3 start and finished with their best-ever record, 6-3, in the Big 12.Washington State: The Cougars’ seven-game winning streak — and faint playoff hopes — were dashed in a 28-15 loss to Washington in the Apple Cup on Nov. 23.LAST TIMEFirst meeting.BOWL HISTORYIowa State: 13th bowl appearance, first appearance in the Alamo Bowl.Washington State: 14th bowl appearance, second appearance in the Alamo Bowl.___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/tag/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25The Associated Press
Parents:Scratch that football off the Christmas list for your son.Instead, go out and buy him a new glove and bat.Make no mistake about it. That’s the prudent move if you’re trying to steer your future baller to a sport.If you aren’t sure, check out the contract Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton agreed to on Monday: a record-setting 13-year, $325 million deal.All guaranteed. Yep, Stanton, who is 25 and half-black, will get every thin dime.The business of baseball is ridiculously profitable. The sport is healthy and has plenty of money to spend.Last year, Robinson Cano left NYC to join the Seattle Mariners. No one thought Cano would leave the Yankees for the Northwest. But the Mariners spent cash the way the Yankees have, giving Cano an eye-popping 10-year, $240 million deal.At the time, it tied the third-largest deal in sports history. Not baseball history, but professional sports history. Yes, including the NFL, NBA and NHL. Heck, even those money-rich soccer leagues in Europe.In fact, baseball owns 21 of the top 22 biggest contracts in the history of sports. Only Floyd Mayweather’s two-year, $180-million deal with Showtime ranks on that list at 12.That should be enough incentive to get your son signed up for Little League this spring. There are plenty of other jobs in baseball at the minor league level, too.Somehow, we’ve lost our way in baseball. African Americans make up just 7.8 percent of players in MLB in 2014.The biggest missed opportunity is in college. There are plenty of scholarships to play baseball. In the African-American community, fewer kids are playing baseball at a higher level. Hence, even historically Black colleges have given the scholarships to white and Hispanic kids to play baseball for their teams. Crazy.We get it. Basketball is easier. All a kid needs is a ball, a hoop and all day at the park. But there are only 400 jobs in the NBA and only 30 players get a guaranteed deal each year.The Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant’s 2004 deal for $136.4 million is the first basketball contract on this list, ranking only 34th.Yes, there are more gigs in the NFL—more than 1,600 jobs compared to about 800 in MLB.There are two big differences, though. The average career is just 3.5 years in the NFL. And the rise in brain trauma injuries emphasizes the long-lasting dangers of football. Additionally, most NFL contracts are not guaranteed.The Detroit Lions’ Calvin Johnson is the first NFL player on the list. His $132-million pact signed in 2012 ranks 37th—but only $53 million of it was guaranteed.But the health concern in the football is serious business. Many former players have talked about all their health problems after they left the sport, including Hall Of Fame-bound quarterback Brett Favre.Favre holds the NFL record for consecutive games played at 297. In the process, he also was sacked a record 525 times in his 20-year career.A year ago, Favre said he didn’t know if he would allow his son to play football, if he had one.According to ESPN’s “Outside The Lines,” there’s been a 9.5 percent drop in Pop Warner football participation from 2000-2012.It’s not too late to get that glove for your boy and start playing catch as soon as the weather breaks. In the meantime, you guys can hit the batting cage.Baseball isn’t just fun. It’s pays, too. Boy, does it.—Rob ParkerRob Parker is a Detroit-based sports columnist who was the first black sports columnist at the Detroit Free Press and Newsday in NYC. Parker also co-hosted a radio show “Parker and The Man” for a decade and worked for ESPN for eight years.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has mistakenly granted citizenship to at least 858 immigrants who had pending deportation orders from countries of concern to national security or with high rates of immigration fraud, according to an internal Homeland Security audit released Monday.The Homeland Security Department’s inspector general found that the immigrants used different names or birthdates to apply for citizenship with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and such discrepancies weren’t caught because their fingerprints were missing from government databases.The report does not identify any of the immigrants by name, but Inspector General John Roth’s auditors said they were all from “special interest countries” — those that present a national security concern for the United States — or neighboring countries with high rates of immigration fraud. The report did not identify those countries.In an emailed statement, the Department of Homeland Security said the findings reflect what has long been a problem for immigration officials — old paper-based records containing fingerprint information that can’t be searched electronically. DHS says immigration officials are in the process of uploading these files and that officials will review “every file” identified as a case of possible fraud.DHS officials identified an additional 953 people who had been naturalized despite outstanding deportation orders, though auditors couldn’t determine if those immigrants had digital fingerprints on file or not.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#CDB47annualmeeting, #intergrationtradeandgrowth, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 22, 2017 – Providenciales – The Caribbean Development Bank and its key members are in town and based on the agenda, there are some serious and potentially trans-formative discussions set to take place at this 47th annual session. The CDB meeting agenda outlines topics designed to stave off weak economic growth in the Caribbean… consideration of how climate change will and is already impacting the region, what is really at risk… how we can and must boost productivity within our countries… can we find something other than tourism as an economic driver… and getting to the nitty gritty of what may be wrong with the model for attracting foreign direct investment. The meeting, where some 500 international delegates are expected to attend actually got started since yesterday with meetings largely headquartered at the Gus Lightbourne Gym. Though the 47th AGM was originally announced by the former TCI government administration through then Finance Minister, Hon Washington Misick; chair of the sessions is recently elected Premier and new finance Minister, Hon Sharlene Robinson who extended welcome and said she anticipates the fruitful dialogue among regional colleagues which should see participants leaving feeling revitalized. President of the CDB, Dr Warren Smith said the sessions are geared to reexamination so that “Members exploit their synergies and maximize the benefits of the regional agreement, while moving closer to the goal of inclusive growth and shared prosperity.” The meetings is being held in the TCI for the second time with the 2017 theme being, “Integration, Trade & Growth.”#MagneticMediaNews#CDB47annualmeeting#intergrationtradeandgrowth Recommended for you CDB Annual Meeting in TCI: Integration, Trade & Growth
WILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Saturday, August 3, 2019:Police noted the lights are activated and the arms are stuck in the upright position at the railroad crossing at Main Street and Middlesex Avenue. Keolis responded and repaired the signals. (1:27am)A caller reported deceased turkeys in the roadway on Main Street. (11:14am)Two vehicles parked in the back parking lot of Target took off when an officer approached. The plate on the Honda Accord came back as belonging to an SUV. Police checked area but were unable to locate vehicles. (5:19pm)A walk-in party reported a hit & run in the Tremezzo parking lot while she was inside the restaurant. Unknown party left a note on her vehicle with suspect vehicle’s information. Police made contact with other driver. She admitted she tapped the vehicle but did not observe any damage. Police observed minor damage to the front bumper and assisted with paperwork exchange. (7:46pm)Patrick Bussey (21, Methuen) was issued a summons for resisting arrest. Police noticed Bussey pushing two bicycles on Main Street. He had a warrant out on him. He took off on foot. Billerica and Tewksbury Police notified. State Police sent a trooper in the area to assist. (11:24pm)Police received a report of a right in the RMA Fitness parking lot. Police responded. No fight. Two males and two females were in the lot running around and joking. (11:53pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 10: Car Stolen; License Plate Stolen; Road Rage Incident At Cumberland FarmsIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 29: Burlington Man Arrested For OUI; Injured HummingbirdIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 9: Man Peeing In The Woods?; Neighbor DisputeIn “Police Log”
Tags Share your voice Comment James Martin/CNET Antivirus apps are supposed to protect you from attacks on your devices, but for years, stalkerware has evaded their scrutiny. On Wednesday, Kaspersky Lab said it would start flagging stalkerware as malicious, and warn people through its Android app when stalkerware is installed on their phones. In 2018 Kaspersky Lab detected stalkerware on 58,487 mobile devices. The warning allows people to delete the stalkerware app if it detects it. Kaspersky Lab There’s likely much more out there; the cybersecurity company can detect it only in devices running Kaspersky’s antivirus software.Stalkerware, which Vice’s Motherboard has reported on extensively, is frequently used by stalkers and abusers to spy on people through their phones. It essentially turns victims’ phones into surveillance devices, letting an attacker track a person’s every step and listen in on every word.Stalkerware is quietly installed on people’s devices, and then accesses personal data including GPS location, text messages, photos and microphone feeds. You don’t have to be an expert to get your hands on it — stalkerware is sold online, for as little as a few hundred dollars. Some purveyors offer subscription plans for $68 a month, according to Kaspersky Lab.Researchers from Cornell University, Hunter College and New York University found in 2018 that many antivirus programs don’t flag known stalkerware apps, many of which are marketed as tools for parents tracking children or people tracking stolen devices.Kaspersky Lab said it was motivated to start flagging stalkerware apps after speaking with Eva Galperin, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s head of cybersecurity. “As a result, we now flag commercial spyware with a specific alert which warns users of the dangers stalkerware poses,” Alexey Firsh, a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab, said in a statement. “We believe users have a right to know if such a program is installed on their device.”Galperin told WIRED that she expects Kaspersky Lab’s new initiative to set an industry standard among antivirus companies.Kaspersky Lab’s scan will now detect stalkerware apps and give users the option to delete them. The protection is available on Android devices, because stalkerware isn’t as prevalent on iOS, Kaspersky Lab said. Symantec, an antivirus company that owns Norton, said it also blocks spyware and stalkerware, which its software considers malicious. One type of protection it offers is flagging when location information is being sent from apps, a Symantec spokesperson said. A Malwarebytes spokesperson said the company has been enforcing against stalkerware since 2014.Lookout, a mobile security app, said it’s also been tackling this as a serious security threat.”We’ve been flagging and fighting this kind of spouseware/stalkerware at Lookout for years, as it is a constant problem in the mobile security space,” a spokesperson said in a statement.Originally published April 3 at 10:01 a.m. PT.Update, 1:50 p.m. PT: Adds responses from other antivirus companies. 1 Mobile Security
Angela Lang/CNET In its fifth year, Amazon’s Prime Day kept up its record of breaking records. The 48-hour sale this week was the “largest shopping event in Amazon history” and “surpassed the previous Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined,” the company said Wednesday. Amazon didn’t disclose specific total sales figures. Additionally, Monday brought in more new Prime members than any previous day, and Tuesday brought in nearly as many, making them the two biggest days ever for member signups.Prime members bought more than 175 million items during the Prime Day stretch. Amazon also benefited from its regular promotion of its own devices, with “the biggest event ever” for these gadgets, when comparing two-day periods. Some of the biggest sellers worldwide were Amazon’s Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, and Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote. Prime Day has attracted great attention worldwide, after starting as a much smaller sale in 2015. Now hundreds of other retailers join in the summer sale, and consumers tend to delay their purchasing in anticipation of Prime Day. Meanwhile, activists and unions this year used the occasion to stage protests and highlight their concerns about the world’s biggest online store, from working conditions in warehouses to climate issues to Amazon’s ties to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Amazon Prime E-commerce Amazon Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know 1:43 CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Amazon Fire TV Stick With Alexa Voice Remote See it 2 Comments The protests weren’t the only issues to mar Prime Day over the years. While this year’s event worked out smoothly, glitches to Amazon’s site and mobile app have previously hampered the sale. Last year’s event had a botched opening that served customers error pages instead of deals. Despite those problems, last year’s Prime Day also broke sales records.Because Amazon is still growing, this latest Prime Day sales record isn’t expected to hold for long, with Cyber Monday in November typically becoming Amazon’s biggest sales day each year. Unlike Prime Day, deals on that day are available to all shoppers, not just Prime members.As it usually does for big sales days, Amazon offered up a bunch of big statements about Prime Day — for instance, that a record number of Prime members shopped on Prime Day in the US this year. Some of the biggest sellers in the country were the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter, Instant Pot DUO60 and 23andMe Health + Ancestry kits.In the United Arab Emirates, a new addition to Prime Day, some best-sellers included Al Ain Bottled Water, Ariel Laundry Detergent and Fine Towel Tissue Roll. Tags $74 Review • Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice remote: The $40 voice of Amazon TV 15 Photos Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Mobile Internet Now playing: Watch this: All of Amazon’s Alexa smart speakers Preview • Amazon Fire TV Stick adds speed, Alexa voice remote, keeps $40 price
Kolkata: At least three pilgrims died and more than 60 others were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a wall near a temple in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district collapsed amid incessant rain, a minister said. The incident took place in the famous Loknath temple in North 24 Parganas’ Kachua where pilgrims had gathered in a massive number on account of the Bengali saint Baba Loknath Brahmachari’s birth anniversary. Also Read – Shah urges women to shun plastic bags Advertise With Us “Three persons have been killed and 60-70 persons got injured in the Kachua temple early on Friday. A number of injured persons have been shifted to Kolkata’s National Medical College and Hospital. Two of them are critical,” state Food Minister and Trinamool’s North 24 Parganas district President Jyotipriya Mullick told IANS. He said the accident happened as thousands to pilgrims jostled to enter them through a narrow entrance after the rain had stopped. Also Read – Free bus travel for women gets Cabinet nod Advertise With Us “Close to 10,000 pilgrims took shelter under the tarpaulins erected for temporary shops amid massive rain near the temple ground. They rushed towards the temple gate as soon as the rain had stopped. Due to this massive crowd pressure, a wall of an abandoned house beside the temple collapsed, creating a stampede-like situation,” he said. Mullick, accompanied by other senior members of the party’s district leadership, went to spot on Friday afternoon. Advertise With Us West Bengal Police’s Director-General Virendra also visited the accident spot. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went to the National Medical College and Hospital here where some of the injured have been shifted and announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the family of the deceased. “The temple at Kachua draws a huge crowd on this occasion and the administration remains active. But this time the gathering surpassed all previous records. “Amidst the rain and storm, some people tried to take shelter in the stalls on the narrow lane. Some fell in the adjacent pond.. In the rush, the stampede-like situation occurred,” she said. Banerjee also said Rs 1 lakh will be given to the pilgrims who sustained critical injuries while the ones with minor injuries will be given Rs 50,000 each. Trinamool leader Mullick blamed the temple committee for the accident and claimed those who organised the fair on occasion of Loknath birth anniversary, did not follow the guidelines laid down by the administration. “When the state government grants permission for a fair or a festival, it should be organised according to the guidelines given by the local administration. The government held six meetings with the temple committee but they did not bother to follow the guidelines,” he alleged. “Police built at least 10 barricades in the area but all of them broke due to massive crowd pressure. The local administration had proposed separate routes for entry and exit from the temple… if that was followed, the accident could have been avoided,” he said adding that strict legal action will be taken against those responsible for the accident. However, a temple managing committee member said he saw no administrative fault on their part. “We have engaged 5,000 volunteers. Both these volunteers and police were there to control the crowd.”
President Donald Trump abruptly fired FBI Director James Comey Tuesday, ousting the nation’s top law enforcement official in the midst of an investigation into whether Trump’s campaign had ties to Russia’s election meddling.In a letter to Comey, Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI. Comey has come under intense scrutiny in recent months for his role in an investigation into Democrat Hillary Clinton’s email practices, including a pair of letters he sent to Congress on the matter in the closing days of last year’s election.Trump made no mention of Comey’s role in the Clinton investigation. But the president did assert that Comey informed him “on three separate occasions that I am not under investigation.”The White House said the search for a new FBI director was beginning immediately.Tuesday’s stunning announcement came shortly after the FBI corrected a sentence in Comey’s sworn testimony on Capitol Hill last week. Comey told lawmakers that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, had sent “hundreds and thousands” of emails to her husband’s laptop, including some with classified information.On Tuesday, the FBI said in a two-page letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that only “a small number” of the thousands of emails found on the laptop had been forwarded there while most had simply been backed up from electronic devices. Most of the email chains on the laptop containing classified information were not the result of forwarding, the FBI said.Comey, 56, was nominated by President Barack Obama for the FBI post in 2013 to a 10-year term. Praised for his independence and integrity, Comey has spent three decades in law enforcement and has been no stranger to controversy.Before the past months’ controversies, Comey was perhaps best known for a remarkable 2004 standoff with top officials in the George W. Bush administration over a federal domestic surveillance program.As the deputy attorney general, Comey rushed to the hospital bed of Attorney General John Ashcroft to physically stop White House officials in their bid to get his ailing boss to reauthorize a secret no-warrant wiretapping program.Comey described the incident in 2007 testimony to Congress, explaining that he believed the spy program put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks was legally questionable.When he learned that Andrew Card, the president’s chief of staff, and Alberto Gonzales, the White House counsel, were heading to Ashcroft’s hospital room despite Ashcroft’s wife’s instructions that there be no visitors, Comey told Congress, Comey beat them there and watched as Ashcroft turned them away.“That night was probably the most difficult night of my professional life,” Comey said. Share
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety Over the past few years, Amazon has quietly become the third-largest streaming service in the world, behind Spotify and Apple Music — a fact that is obscured by its relatively small place in Amazon’s gargantuan business. However, led by VP of Music Steve Boom, over the past couple of years the company has been pushing harder into the music space, with exclusive features on big artists with new releases — such as its one-time-only “SoundBoard” specials with U2, Elton John and Justin Timberlake — and generally making more noise about its offerings. This move is clearly an attempt to gain greater leverage in the music world — and, not least, to provide more advertising opportunities for its partners and products. Amazon Music today basically soft-launched its free streaming tier, in which U.S. customers of its Alexa voice assistant will have access to top Amazon Music playlists and thousands of stations, at no cost. The limited access that the new free service provides — it’s only available through Alexa, and when the listener requests a song, it leads to an Amazon playlist or station, rather than an album — is presumably the first phase of a full ad-supported (i.e. free, with ads) streaming tier that will launch at some point in the future.“Beginning today, customers in the U.S. who do not yet have a Prime membership or a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited will now be able to listen to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices,” the announcement reads. “Customers now have access to play a station based on a song, artist, era, and genre, and to hear some of Amazon Music’s top global playlists including Country Heat, Fuego Latino, Pop Culture, and more.”