Akhilesh gives Mulayam free hand

first_imgSamajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the BJP had done “injustice” to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad. Responding to queries from pressperpons on the conviction and sentencing of Mr. Prasad by a special CBI court in a second fodder scam case, Mr. Yadav said. “The BJP has done great injustice to him.”Mainpuri for MulayamAt a press conference here, Mr. Yadav said his father and SP founder, Mulayam Singh, would be allowed to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections “from where he wants”.“Netaji will fight from where he wants. And all of us will go and campaign for his win,” Mr. Yadav said, when asked to respond to his father’s declaration last month that he would contest from his traditional seat of Mainpuri, which he had represented thrice.Tez Pratap Singh, Mr. Mulayam Singh’s grandnephew, is the present MP from Mainpuri. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mr. Singh had contested two seats, Azamgarh and Mainpuri. Having won both, he chose to retain Azamgarh to strengthen the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh.When asked about Mr. Tez Pratap’s future, Mr. Yadav indicated that he would be accommodated elsewhere. Unifying Opposition Apart from dealing with the family tensions, Mr Yadav has sought to unite Opposition parties to take on the BJP in 2019. He has used the campaign against EVMs to mobilise other parties.The parties led by the SP want the upcoming Lok Sabha byelections in Gorakhpur and Phulpur to be held using ballot papers and not EVMs.However, while many smaller parties attended the meeting called by him on the issue of EVMs on Saturday, the two major parties — the BSP and the Congress — did not turn up, offering him a setback.Asked to comment on the absence of the BSP and the Congress and whether the Opposition would field joint candidates on both seats, he did not reveal much.“I had invited leaders from all parties. Our effort will be to build support so that a strong contest can be put up,” he said.last_img read more

Shane Warne reveals how ‘jealous people’ tried to turn him against Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgShane Warne and Sachin Tendulkar have remained good friends even after retiring from international cricket but there was a time when their relationship took a hit for a brief period in 2015.Warne, in his autobiography No Spin, revealed how differences between himself and the cricket icon led to friction in their relationship during the Cricket All-Stars exhibition series in the United States.The leg-spin legend recalled how a concept that he and Tendulkar thought of making an annual affair failed to take off after the first edition due to mismanagement.Disciplining Jadeja, busting Kaif’s ego: Shane Warne recalls stint at Rajasthan Royals”Sachin had this guy there, Sanjay, who was very much a mentor and business advisor. I explained my concept and gave them a slide show. They loved it and flew in a guy called Ben Sturner from America. Sachin was adamant that his team of people run the whole thing,” Warne wrote in his book.The Legends Exhibition matches were held in New York, Houston and Los Angeles in 2015 with most of the top former players in the world taking part, including the likes of Brian Lara, Glenn McGrath and Sourav Ganguly among others.Shane Warne became Chelsea fan for life after encounter with knife-wielding supporterHe goes on to write: “I said, ‘Well it’s my idea. I know I can get the best players and I am prepared to go 50-50 with you. I suggest we pay experienced people to organise it and appoint two from each of our camps’.advertisement”Sachin said, “No I have to have Sanjay and Ben.””I was uneasy with that but remained sure Sachin and I together would make it work, so I agreed. At the next meeting, he brought a couple of other guys along who seemed efficient and on the ball.Embarrassed and hurt that I let my children down as their father: Shane Warne”I figured, okay, I have known Sachin for 25 years and he’s done unbelievably well off the field, so he must have the business side of his life well organised. Relax and go with them,” Warne recollected.However, Warne said he ended up “regretting” it.”The organisation was not as it could, or should, have been, which was a real shame. They were decent guys but the event got too big for them,” Warne wrote about Tendulkar’s team.All that worship of the baggy green made me want to puke: Shane WarneWarne also recalled how the series of events led to a communication breakdown between the duo, which he blamed on “jealous people” around Tendulkar.”I rang him immediately but got nothing. In fact for a couple of months, he wouldn’t take my calls. I later found out he was under the impression that I was trying to do it without him but my instinct was to give him benefit of doubt on that one — there were a lot of jealous people out there, happy to turn us against each other, I thought.””One of the players told me he was actually signing with Sachin, which caught me off guard. I said, “that’s cool, he has the right to do exactly as he wants as do you. But it can’t be under the All Stars banner — that’s mine,” Warne asserted.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Kliff Kingsbury Named Candidate For New Head Coaching Job

first_imgA closeup of Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury.LUBBOCK, TX – OCTOBER 18: Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Texas Tech Red Raiders during game action against the Kansas Jayhawks on October 18, 2014 at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Texas Tech won the game 34-21.(Photo by John Weast/Getty Images)Houston will reportedly be looking for a new head coach.The Cougars fired head coach Major Applewhite this morning, according to multiple college football insiders. SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey first reported the news of the firing.West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen – surprisingly – has been mentioned as a serious candidate for the position.He’s not the only big name being mentioned for the job, though.Brett McMurphy is reporting that former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury is a candidate for the position. Kingsbury took the USC offensive coordinator job earlier this month.“Top candidates include Dana Holgorsen & Kliff Kingsbury, source said,” he reports.Major Applewhite has been fired at Houston, source told @WatchStadium. 1st reported by @38Godfrey. Top candidates include Dana Holgorsen & Kliff Kingsbury, source said— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 30, 2018Holgorsen has ties to Houston’s administration and is said to be a fan of the area, but would that be enough to get him to leave West Virginia?Kingsbury, meanwhile, has only been at USC for a couple of weeks.This will be a very interesting head coaching search to follow.last_img read more

Suspected meteorite chunk lands in Bihars Madhubani district

first_imgMadhubani: A celestial object, weighing more than 10 kg and having magnetic properties, landed in a village of this north Bihar district a couple of days ago, a senior official said on Wednesday. Madhubani District Magistrate, Shirsat Kapil Ashok said, the object was found in Mahadeva village under Laukahi police station area on Monday evening. “A group of farmers were working in the fields when they heard an unusually loud thud. When they looked around to find the source of the sound, they spotted the object lying in a hole – about five feet deep – that was dug into the ground by the impact of the fall”, the DM said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Prime facie, it looks like a meteorite and weighs about 13 kg, he said. The villagers extracted the object with some effort and informed government officials who took it into their possession and it was, subsequently, placed in the custody of the district treasury, the DM said. “We have written to the state’s Principal Secretary, Science and Technology department, informing him about this peculiar object that looks like a piece of rock but its glitter is much more than that of an unpolished stone. Its magnetic pull makes it even more intriguing”, he said. However, we need to wait till the department sends experts who can study the object and arrive at a definitive conclusion, Ashok added.last_img read more

Searchers to return to avalancheprone peak near Vancouver looking for snowshoer

first_imgVANCOUVER — Rescuers intend to make another attempt to find a snowshoer who has been missing since an avalanche in the backcountry of Vancouver’s North Shore.North Shore Rescue team leader Mike Danks says in an email that a team is ready to be airlifted at first light into the area around Runner Peak, north of Mount Seymour.A 39-year-old Surrey man, identified by his mother as Remi Michalowski, has not been seen since Monday morning when an avalanche hit him and a companion as they snowshoed through the steep and challenging area.The 30-year-old man with Michalowski was able to call for help while clinging to a tree and was airlifted from the area several hours later.Search efforts were temporarily halted Tuesday as a snowstorm swept across parts of Metro Vancouver, but the weather cleared overnight, although the avalanche danger remains considerable.Dank has already said that rescuers are hoping for the best but fear the worst because overflights of the avalanche area on Monday found no trace of Michalowski. (The Canadian Press, CTV)The Canadian Presslast_img read more


first_imgDavid Cranor and Gillian Marr – The Helm Advertisement Advertisement Canadian production veterans David Cranor and Gillian Marr have launched The Helm, a full-service commercial production company based in Toronto.Together, Cranor and Marr have a combined 35 years of international production experience, which the pair will leverage to offer adaptable solutions and an integrated approach to commercial and digital media projects.Cranor’s 20-year career as a Line Producer and Executive Producer began in the music video industry, where he produced videos for some of Canada’s most iconic bands. Since 2003, David has expertly straddled roles as an Executive and Line Producer at two prestigious production companies in Canada, Industry Films and Brown Entertainment, where he worked alongside and developed deep relationships with directors, creative directors, agency producers, and creative teams. Twitter Marr is an internationally reputable Line Producer and Executive Producer with over 15 years of experience. She’s produced more than 200 commercials in 17 different countries and over 40 North American cities. She brings to The Helm her expertise and passion for problem solving and client service. Her work has garnered international acclaim, with a number of spots going on to win Cannes Lions, the Marketing Awards, Applied Arts and London International Awards.As Executive Producers/Managing Directors, Cranor and Marr will offer a hands-on approach, personally line producing when needed, in addition to executive producing.center_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With:last_img read more

More than 150 States have reported on moves to keep WMDs from

6 May 2008As of the end of April, more than half of United Nations Member States have submitted assessments to the Security Council regarding efforts to keep nuclear, chemical and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists and black marketeers, it was announced today. As of the end of April, more than half of United Nations Member States have submitted assessments to the Security Council regarding efforts to keep nuclear, chemical and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists and black marketeers, it was announced today.Over 150 nations have fulfilled their reporting responsibilities, Ambassador Jorge Urbina of Costa Rica, the chair of the Security Council committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004) to combat the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by non-State actors, particularly terrorists, told the Council today.He also encouraged States which have yet to submit reports to do so as soon as possible.The Chairman of the 1267 (1999) committee concerning Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions said that the group has held discussions on the three sanctions measures: the freezing of assets, travel bans and the arms embargo.Ambassador Johan Verbeke of Belgium, told today’s open Council debate which heard from two dozen speakers that the committee also considered the topic of the criminal misuse of the Internet for terrorist purposes.“The Committee shares the concerns expressed over the fact that the Internet constitutes a powerful medium and instrument for Al-Qaida, the Taliban and their associates,” he said, adding that the issue will be discussed further in the future.Meanwhile, the chair of the Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) briefed the Council on the new organization plan of the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED), which is tasked with monitoring the efforts of countries to combat the global scourge of terrorism.“The adjustments to CTED’s organization and methods of work will have the effect of improving the quality and consistency of its technical judgments and will enhance the ongoing dialogue between CTED and the Member States,” Ambassador Neven Jurica of Croatia said. “It will also strengthen CTED’s cooperation with relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations.”Established as a special political mission in 2004, the CTED assists the CTC in monitoring the implementation of resolution 1373, which was adopted in the wake of the September 2001 attacks on the United States and calls on countries to adopt a number of measures to enhance their ability to counter terrorist activities nationally, regionally and globally. read more

Top UN envoy welcomes opposition leaders return to Somali capital

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative, Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, characterized the return after a nearly two-year absence of Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, who heads the Alliance of the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), as “a most welcome development.”Under June’s Djibouti Agreement, the ARS and the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) decided to end their conflict and called on the UN to deploy an international stabilization force to the troubled nation, which has not had a functioning national government since 1991.Somalia has been beset by fighting and massive humanitarian suffering for the past two decades but the violence has flared anew this year, particularly in and around the capital, Mogadishu, and caused widespread displacement.Mr. Ould-Abdallah also issued a call for Somalis of all political or other affiliations, during the period of Eid al-Adha to agree on pressing ahead with reconciliation, security, unity and dignity. 10 December 2008The top United Nations envoy to Somalia today welcomed the return of an opposition leader, who took part in reconciliation talks with the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation’s Government, to the capital Mogadishu. read more

Missing Hamilton senior found safe

Hamilton Police say the elderly man who had been missing since Monday morning has been found.Robert Sibley was last seen by staff at the Adelaide Lodging Home, near Main St. E and Barnesdale Ave. on Sunday evening.Around 9:30 a.m. Monday, the 69-year-old was spotted at the Royal Bank branch at The Centre on Barton.He hadn’t been seen since.Police say a Blue Line Taxi driver spotted him at the downtown Hamilton GO station around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and alerted police.HPS thanks the public for their assistance and especially @bluelinetaxi Hamiltonfor their help with locating Robert Sibley. He was located at Go Station in downtown Hamilton shortly after 10:30 this morning. Heis now safe and sound back at his residence. #HamOnt https://t.co/coIqM2Z7My— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) April 10, 2018He is now back in his residence. read more

SMMT Update 213 – 20 April 2012

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…on foodThere’s been a lot of talk about food recently in Guyana. Could it be because hunger stalks the land? People talk about what they don’t get, don’t they? We don’t talk about the air here, do we? But we would if we had the pollution of, say, Mexico City!! So back to the food talk. Or is it because of Diwali? Your Eyewitness just learnt Diwali began an autumn post-harvest festival!! Food!Pressie went up to Linden and preached a new message: “Food it is; not bauxite and gold”. He was, of course, referring to the traditional economic mainstay of Region 10, which earned them the appellation of “Mining town”. This he was advising had to go – and food production was the way forward! Now, in and of itself, this wasn’t bad advice. Mining extracts stuff from the ground, and once it’s gone, it stays gone! At best, all the natives are left with are big holes in the ground.Young folks forget the glory days of bauxite, when workers there were the nobility of the working class both in their rates of pay and living standards. Then there was nothing…zero…zilch. Lewis can blame the PPP all he wants, but both the PNC and PPP could do nothing in the end. And this is what’ll happen with gold in a while – and eventually oil.So it seems Pressie has glimpsed this truth and is suggesting the good folks of Linden turn towards the production of food.Your Eyewitness will pass over his refusal to make the spiel to the sugar belt, where thousands and thousands of acres of drained and irrigated land are being allowed to revert to “bush” (Wales) or sold as house lots (EBD). He wants to know how Pressie will get those Lindeners — who’ve been used to free electricity since the 1960s — to get their toes in the mud. Like they say, once they’ve seen the bright lights, how do you get them back on the farms? Especially when there weren’t any farms to begin with!Then there’s a letter from a well-meaning returnee to Buxton about returning Guyana to the “breadbasket of the Caribbean”. He was bigging-up farming on the coast and reminding us about the Herculean efforts of the freed slaves in creating the Village Movement. But, in his enthusiasm, he missed the central point: why those heroic folks failed in the end. they didn’t develop a commercial export crop like bananas or arrowroot etc.But the Government can change all of that at Wales, where there are African and Indian farmers and sugar workers who can do just that.Why has the Government left them “on their own”?…development fenceYour Eyewitness has finally figured out why Guyana economy’s shrinking faster than a star collapsing into a black hole. The PNC-led APNU/AFC government hasn’t the slightest clue as to what is “development”. And you don’t need the IDB’s scathing analytical conclusion that the lack of vision goes all the way to the top. Just look at that humungous article in the Chronic about the PNC going ga-ga over their massive “development” in Region 3 — a fence in front of their party headquarters!!Can you believe this? Reflecting on the fence, a top PNC official complained that they’ve been “fixing a broken State,” which was inherited from the PPP. The PPP broke their fence? He continued, “This is a party of transformation, this party is on the move, it is one to be proud of!” A fence? The report concluded: “Amna Ally (Chairman of the PNC) indicated that the erection of the fence is testimony to the kind of leadership which the PNC has.”It certainly does!!…Rodney’s indomitable spiritCelebrating their heroes, Jamaicans remembered Dr Walter Rodney and the invaluable role he played while teaching at UWI, Mona. He raised their consciousness to reject the neo-colonial Shearer government.They asserted that “Rodney’s indomitable spirit lives on”. Maybe in Jamaica, but certainly not in Guyana!! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedEYEWITNESS: Out of the mouth…October 18, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: New designs…July 18, 2017In “EYEWITNESS”EYEWITNESS: Full court pressFebruary 27, 2019In “EYEWITNESS” read more

Creationist Says Jupiters Gases Disprove Evolution

first_imgOn Gearlog, you’ll find a lot of coverage of the latest in the world of science and technology. But too often we neglect to cover the wide world of pseudo-science: power crystals, Yeti sightings, newest theories on the plane-eating aqua monsters who control the Bermuda Triangle.Our bad. So, in order to help correct this inherent bias towards logic and reason, here’s a video which incorporates audio from the popular radio program, Creation Moments. It’s like American Top 40 for home-school kids and rural hermits.In this clip, the host brings up the point that astronomers–unexpectedly–found higher concentrations of light gases in the planet Jupiter than expected.  Now, we could wait for Satan’s science nerds to go through their process of hypothesizing and testing to explain this allocation of gases in the solar system. But that would be boring. And it would be just as easy to find some bible passage that mentions words like “sun” or “star” and stretch its context and meaning beyond all recognition. And we have one! First Corinthians 15:41-49: “There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, andanother glory of the stars: for one star differs from another star inglory.” Bam! So, now that the bible has been proven literally true, there’s no way we could have descended from a common ancestor to monkeys. Theory of Evolution, consider yourself pwned. To most, that may seem like a desperate logical jump to support the literal truth of the translation of a 2,000-year-old text. But it’s what a frighteningly large minority takes as their basis for reality.last_img read more

Genting Malaysia earnings per share to fall 9 following decision to dump

first_img RelatedPosts Empire Resorts to delist from NASDAQ as Genting-linked firms given green light for takeover Vietnam ponders easing casino investment requirements in Special Economic Zones Load More The casino operator responded by filing an application for Judicial Review of the MOF Decision with the Kuala Lumpur High Court in January of this year, which was granted, only to announce last week that it had withdrawn its application. No reason for the change of heart was given.In a research note published Monday, Maybank Research noted that Genting Malaysia can now expect higher corporate tax rates in the near future, with Resorts World Genting’s tax rate rising from a previously expected rate of 12% to around 20%.As a result, earnings per share estimates have been revised down by 9% per annum through 2019 and 2020. However, earnings per share estimates for 2021 have been revised up by 2% as “there will now likely still be GITP tax incentives to be utilized then.”Maybank estimates Genting Malaysia will see a 2.7% rise in revenue to MYR10.19 billion (US$2.46 billion) in 2019, growing further to MYR10.53 billion in 2020. But net profit forecasts are heading in the other direction, falling from a realized profit of MYR2.02 billion (US$487.7 million) in 2018 to an estimated MYR1.25 billion (US$301.8 million) in 2019 and MYR1.35 billion in 2020. Genting Malaysia enjoys improved 2Q19 showing on better luck at Resorts World Genting Malaysian investment bank Maybank has estimated that last week’s decision by Genting Malaysia to withdraw its application for a Judicial Review into a Ministry of Finance amendment to the terms of tax incentives will result in a 9% reduction in earnings per share in FY19/FY20.Genting Malaysia had been granted tax incentives by the MOF in December 2014 for its multi-billion dollar Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) redevelopment, only for authorities to amend the agreement in December 2017 to significantly prolong the utilization period of those tax allowances.last_img read more

MS Dhoni in trouble for outburst Twitter slams CSK skipper for being

first_imgFor MS Dhoni, criticisms and praises do not quite fluster him as he takes them both in his stride. But when he walked out on to the field from the dugout to argue with the umpires, it was an uncharacteristic burst from the Chennai Super Kings skipper.”He was certainly fired up the way the decision was handled and why it was overturned. It was a lack of clarity, obviously from him and he wanted to get it clarified at a key moment,” Fleming said in the post-match presentation.However, this has not gone down well with the match officials and the skipper has now been slapped with a 50 per cent fine of his match fees. MS Dhoni”MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 per cent of his match fees for breaching the Indian Premier League’s Code of Conduct during his team’s match against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur,” the league said in a statement.The CSK skipper lauded Rajasthan Royals for being brilliant with the ball and in the field despite posting a par score on the pitch. CSK lost four wickets in the powerplay overs when Dhoni and Rayudu strung an important partnership to bail them out of trouble.”It was a very good game. Need to give credit to Rajasthan. They were slightly few runs short on what would’ve been a good score. But they put pressure on our batsmen and they were able to build pressure right to the end. Once you win games like this, you learn a lot out of it. It’s important to enjoy the win but also learn from the mistakes,” Dhoni said.Rajasthan skipper Ajinkya Rahane too praised the efforts of his bowlers and fielders for putting CSK under the pump despite a below-par score on the board. Also, despite results not going his way, Rahane said that he was enjoying the role and taking every game one step at a time.”I don’t think so (when asked if he’d have done anything differently). Credit to our bowlers, on that wicket I thought 150 was low. We should have batted better, on that wicket 170 would have been very good. We feel disappointed. It was about having the belief,” Rahane said.Chennai Super Kings managed to get home courtesy a last ball six by Mitchell Santner as Dhoni’s side extended their lead at the top of the points table. Despite the result, former cricketers took to Twitter and criticised the skipper for behaving in such a way and even called the behaviour to be way out of line. Sanjay Manjrekar reactslast_img read more

Tata Steel shares up 25 on UK asset sale talks

first_imgTata Steel shares rose 2.53% on Wednesday on the BSE and closed at Rs 263.70, reacting to news that the Tata Group company’s UK arm has initiated fresh talks to sell its long products business in Europe. The trading volume was high at 12.70 lakh shares, as against the two-week average of 11.26 lakh shares.On Tuesday, the company had said in a statement that Tata Steel UK Limited (TSUK), an indirect subsidiary company of Tata Steel Europe (TSE), had started negotiations with Greybull Capital to sell UK-based assets, including TSUK’s Scunthorpe steelworks, mills in Teesside and northern France, an engineering workshop in Workington, a design consultancy in York, and associated distribution facilities.The company added that about 4,700 people are employed at Long Products Europe and its distribution facilities.Tata Steel Europe employs about 30,000 people across Europe, including about 17,000 in the UK.Karl Koehler, Chief Executive of Tata Steel’s European operations, said: “This is an extremely critical time for the whole industry, and we have been working hard to explore all options that could provide a future for the Long Products Europe business.””We will now move into detailed negotiations with Greybull Capital. It is too early to give any certainty about the potential outcome of these negotiations. We will continue to work closely with our trade unions and works councils and will communicate any relevant news to employees on an ongoing basis,” he added.Bimlendra Jha, Executive Chairman of the Long Products Europe business, said: “The development of this plan, in cooperation with customers, suppliers and government, has enabled us to reach this stage, though much work remains to be done to reach a successful outcome.”last_img read more

1st anniversary of Holey Artisan attack

first_imgHoley Artisan cafeBangladesh observes on Saturday the first anniversary of the Holey Artisan cafe attack that claimed 22 lives.This was the deadliest attack by militants in the country’s history.Relatives and those close to the victims at home and abroad observe the day, recalling their memories and paying respect to them.Five armed militants carried out the attack on the Holey Artisan Bakery in the evening on 1 July 2016. They initially took the people inside the cafe hostage before killing many of them.The victims included nine Italians, seven Japanese, one Indian, one Bangladesh-born American and two Bangladeshis.Besides, two police officers were also killed during the attack.Thirteen people, including three foreigners, were rescued.Army commandoes carried out operation the next morning (2 July) when five militants and one restaurant staff were killed.One militant suspect was also detained.After a case was filed with Gulshan police station in this connection, it was transferred to the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP). The case is still being investigated.last_img read more

Failed students stage sitin protest demand promotion to new class

first_imgKolkata: The authorities of Bethune Collegiate School made it clear on Tuesday that students, who had secured less than pass marks in the Class XI annual examination, will not be promoted to Class XII. A number of students agitated on Monday demanding promotion by pressuring the management to promote them to the next standard. The authorities claimed that most of the students had scored less than 10 percent in the examination.Some of the students, who failed the examination, were accompanied by their guardians to stage a sit-in demonstration in front of headmistress Saswati Adhikary’s room on Monday. They also hurled abuses at some of the teachers and threatened to commit suicide if they are not promoted. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”This is a social degradation. The parents are pushing their wards to become doctors or engineers without understanding the fact that every student does not possess the same merit and skill. This has resulted in such chaos in a school like Bethune which is known for its academic excellence,” a senior teacher of the school said. Nearly 25 percent of the students in the school are first generation learners and they have sought admission in the school through lottery system. This system is prevalent in all state schools. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe agitating students along with their guardians sought intervention from the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination and complained that the schoolteachers have given less marks than their wards deserved. The council, however, made it clear that the schools have been given free hand when it comes to promotion. It may be mentioned that 119 girls had appeared for the annual examination combining arts and science stream. Out of them, 18 students have failed in two or three subjects. There are even some cases when students have secured 1, 2 and 3 marks in written tests.last_img read more

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first_img Related Content September 29, 2009 – PACSGEAR, a provider of document and multimedia connectivity solutions for hospitals and healthcare facilities, announced that Birmingham Women’s Hospital in Birmingham, UK, has become its 1200th customer site. Birmingham Women’s Hospital selected PACSGEAR for its affordable DICOM CD/DVD burning solution, MediaWriter. Over the past two years, PACSGEAR has significantly broadened its global customer base, extending its reach to six continents. Growth has been achieved through a combination of sustained innovation, new product features and outstanding customer support. For more information: www.pacsgear.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Videos | Radiology Business | August 02, 2019 VIDEO: Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019 Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) President … read more News | September 28, 2009 PACSGEAR Hits Milestone with MediaWriter Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions 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.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | August 01, 2019 DrChrono Teams With DeepScribe to Automate Medical Note Taking in EHR DrChrono Inc. and DeepScribe announced a partnership so medical practices using DrChrono EHR can use artificial… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 08, 2019 Half of Hospital Decision Makers Plan to Invest in AI by 2021 August 8, 2019 — A recent study conducted by Olive AI explores how hospital leaders are responding to the imperative read more last_img read more

FranceBrazil crash Faulty data misled pilot

first_img Patients with chronic pain give advice Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Comments   Share   The report lists a combination of “human and technical factors” behind the crash.The BEA says it has made many safety recommendations including better training for pilots based on the Flight 447 probe.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressLE BOURGET, France (AP) – French air accident investigators say that pilot errors and faulty speed and other readings led to the crash of an Air France jet over the Atlantic in 2009.The BEA air accident investigation agency released its final report Thursday on the crash, which killed all 228 people aboard and was the airline’s deadliest accident.Chief investigator Alain Bouillard said the two pilots at the controls never understood that the plane was in a stall and “were in a situation of near total loss of control.” Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Daylast_img read more

Putin Romney helped Russia by calling it top foe

first_imgMOSCOW (AP) – President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that a comment made by U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made Russia feel justified in opposing America’s missile defense plans in Europe.The Republican challenger to President Barack Obama has branded Russia the “No. 1 geopolitical foe” of the United States.Putin said that statement shows Russia is right to criticize the U.S.-led NATO plan to place land- and sea-based radars and interceptors in several European locations. Washington says the shield is intended against a possible missile attack from Iran, but Moscow sees it as a threat to its security, saying it may eventually grow powerful enough to undermine Russia’s nuclear deterrent. 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 4 must play golf courses in Arizona Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of Comments   Share   ErrorOK ErrorOKPutin said in remarks carried by Russian news wires that Romney’s statement has “strengthened Russia’s positions in talks on this important and sensitive subject,” but added that he would work with Romney if he’s elected.“I’m grateful to him for formulating his stance so clearly, because he has once again proven the correctness of our approach to missile defense problems,” Putin said of Romney. “The most important thing for us is that even if he doesn’t win now, he or a person with similar views may come to power in four years. We must take that into consideration while dealing with security issues for a long perspective.”NATO has offered to cooperate with Russia on the missile shield, but the alliance has rejected Russia’s proposal to run the shield jointly.Without a NATO-Russia cooperation deal, the Kremlin has sought guarantees from the U.S. that any future shield is not aimed at Russia and threatened to aim missiles at the U.S. shield if no agreement is reached.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more