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UN forecasts record world cereal production for 2004

In a further positive development for global food security, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today again raised its forecast for this year’s world cereal production, this by 55 million tons to a record 2.04 billion tons. “With this level of production, even after an expected increase in world cereal consumption in 2004-2005, a significant surplus is forecast for the first time since 1999/2000,” the agency said in the December issue of its Food Outlook, calling it a “positive aspect” following a drop during the last four years. In September FAO had forecast production at 1.985 billion tons, 29 million tons more than the June prediction. Much of the increase stems from the exceptional maize harvest in the United States and a much larger wheat crop in Europe than had been expected. read more

Immigrant investment has impact on Vancouver housing market researchers

by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 29, 2016 1:57 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 30, 2016 at 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email VANCOUVER – Researchers in British Columbia say they’ve found empirical evidence linking immigration to real estate prices for the first time.A study spearheaded by business professor Andrey Pavlov of Simon Fraser University looked at a now-defunct federal program designed to entice investor immigrants to Canada and the impact its suspension had on the housing market in neighbourhoods popular with newcomers.Communities favoured by Chinese immigrants in Vancouver saw a drop in housing prices over about a year relative to the overall housing market after the termination of the Canadian Immigrant Investment Program in 2014, Pavlov said.“This is as good evidence as we can get on the impact of foreign ownership on the real estate market. And the conclusion is: yes, there is an impact,” Pavlov said in an interview.“It’s sort of intuitive and common sense, but in my view up until now we have not had direct evidence that this is the case.”Housing affordability is a hot topic across the Lower Mainland as its notoriously overheated real estate market continues to surge, pushing the average price of a single-detached home in Vancouver to $1.5 million.While the study zeroed in on spending made by new arrivals to Canada, Pavlov argued foreign investment has the same impact, despite the difficulty in separating the two for research purposes.“People and money tend to go together when it comes to real estate,” Pavlov said. “So I don’t know if it matters all that much whether we can or cannot say which one it is.”Tsur Somerville, a business professor at the University of British Columbia who collaborated on the study, was more hesitant about treating foreign money and immigrant investment as one and the same.“The foreign capital is by connection. We’re looking at immigrants who have wealth. So therefore they come with capital. But it’s not foreign capital separate from immigrants,” he said.“Since we don’t really actually measure the foreign money it’s kind of really hard to test that.”Still, Somerville said the argument that the two can be treated similarly is bolstered by the fact that higher-end neighbourhoods were more affected by the cancellation of the federal immigration program than lower-end areas.“That, I think, is consistent with this (foreign) capital story rather than just people.”Another conclusion from the study is that the so-called spillover effect of foreign investment, that housing price changes in areas popular with immigrants bleed into surrounding communities, isn’t necessarily as big as people have speculated, he added.Somerville described the study as “a very small piece of a large puzzle.” Immigrant investment has impact on Vancouver housing market: researchers read more

CV market buoyant

The UK commercial vehicle market is buoyantly above its recent medium term average. But there are some contrasting trends within the overall market. Importantly, general enquiry levels and business prospects are very good, in part due to the recent and highly successful CV Show. Light trucks up four per cent Heavy vans up 16 per cent – light vans down 35 per cent Heavy trucks down nine per cent ‘The domestic economy is clearly sound and there is a lot of business out there,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the SMMT. ‘But CV makers tell us getting people to make decisions is not so easy – elections always unsettle CV investment plans. The Foot and Mouth epidemic may also have contributed to this nervousness, although that effect is already diminishing.’ In the van and pick up market at the first quarter of 2001, heavy van registrations are 16 per cent ahead of last year’s record figure. Light trucks at 7.4 to 7.5 tonnes are the biggest sector in the UK truck market, and for the same period they are four per cent above last year’s record levels. The market for medium and heavy weight trucks, above 15 tonnes, was down by around nine per cent at the first quarter of 2001, but this is still well above the recent medium term average. Slow demand leaves bus and coach registrations still 20 per cent down on last year. Low demand for some light vans, between 1.8 and 2.6 tonnes models and production problems with others helped push registrations in this sector down some 35 per cent. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) CV market buoyant Truck market – above medium term average read more

Bristol MP calls for slave traders statue to be removed from city

But there have been mounting demands to alter the statue in order to educate people on the merchant’s links to slavery, as at present the memorial makes no mention of his notorious past.Bristol City Council, who administer statues in the city, had planned to add a second plaque to the statue before disagreement over the wording halted its progress.Countering Colston ,a campaign group who oppose the statue, have been advocating for it to be moved to a museum instead of remaining in its current position on Colston Avenue in the city centre.A spokesperson said: “Statues don’t teach history; they commemorate heroes. We should take Colston down from his plinth, so that he is no longer symbolically elevated above the rest of us, and put the statue in an appropriate museum where it can be studied.”In April last year, Colston Hall announced it would ditch ties with the 17th Century slave trader’s name.The music venue wants to get rid of the “toxic” name in an effort to more accurately reflect its values as a “forward thinking” arts organisations.On the Colston Hall name change, Mrs Debbonaire said she was “really glad it’s happening”.“I know it’s controversial, but the world’s not going to fall down because we’re renaming some buildings,” she added. Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West, wants the memorial of Edward Colston to be taken down  The Labour MP’s plans have been met with opposition from Conservative councillors who believe the statue should remain in its place so that the history of Colston’s actions are not erased.Claire Hiscott, a Bristol Conservative Councillor said:  “I think it should stay the way it is because we need to remember the complex history of Bristol and understand where we came from and then celebrate where we have moved forward. I do not want to eradicate the history from the city, but we want to learn from it.” A Bristol MP has called  for a slave trader’s statue to be removed from the city because it offends many local residents.Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West, wants the memorial of Edward Colston to be taken down as she said the city “should not be honouring people who benefited from slavery”.Colston , who was born into a prosperous Bristol merchant’s family in 1672 , made his fortune through capital trading in slaves, cloth, wine and sugar.His statue has enraged many locals who feel like his presence is disrespectful to black Bristolians who have to walk past it everyday.Speaking at a Black History Month event at Bristol’s City Hall, attended by Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Mrs Debonnaire said: “Having statues of people who oppressed us is not a good thing to be saying to black people in this city.”Marti Burgess, Trustee at equality campaign group Black South West Network, also expressed how she feels when she walks past the memorial.She said: “I walk past it every day in my hometown and it looks like we are wanting to celebrate somebody who did what he did, and of someone of Jamaican descent, we shouldn’t memorialise someone who made money off the backs of enslaved Africans.” The statue was put up in Bristol in 1895, several years after Colston’s death, in an attempt by the ruling elites to find a common identity for Bristolians during a time of great labour unrest. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West, wants the memorial of Edward Colston to be taken down Credit:Chris McAndrew/UK Parliament read more

Civil Aviation Authority implements new automated licencing examination system

Minister Ferguson and Director General cutting the ribbon to officially commission the COCESNA Licencing and Examination SystemThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has commissioned its modern licencing and examination system for pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers (AME) and Air Traffic Controllers (ATC).The new licencing system will see the introduction of a plastic card licence being issued to applicants who are successful at their examinations administered by the Personnel Licensing (PEL) Unit, replacing the old paper booklet license being issued to pilots, AME’s and ATC Officers.At the simple ceremony held at the GCAA’s Boardroom on July 21, 2017, Minister with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Annette Ferguson, applauded the staff of the GCAA for the initiative of modernising the Authority’s operations, in keeping with the Government’s green economy agenda.The Minister noted that Guyana is becoming compliant with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards, and is now on par with the other countries that already have an automated licencing and examination system. The Minister admitted that while she does not possess a technical background, she is passionate about the operations within the aviation sector and pledged the governments full support for the development of the sector.Director General of the GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret’d), Egbert Field in his address said that the system was procured from Central America Corporation for Air Navigation Services (COCESNA). He pointed out that the system was built to run on the Windows platform with licencing modules for the creation and management of records of the licence holder. The system is designed to prepare unique examination for each candidate and provide the scores obtained within ten minutes, while restricting the applicant’s ability to cheat during the examination.“We’ve got to stay in front of the race, and one of the things we have included is to install cameras so that individuals can be monitored while taking their examination, and not google some of the answers” Mr. Field said.Chairman of the Board of Directors of the GCAA, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Lawrence London, said the monies invested in training staff and procuring equipment is beginning to pay off, particularly with the production of oil and gas on the horizon. “This event is a step in the right direction, it tells me and the authority that we are moving swiftly in the right direction, we are preparing for the challenges ahead of us”.London encouraged the staff to guard against persons who may want to manipulate the system with dishonest motives in mind.There are currently 110 registered pilots, 155 aircraft registered AME engineers and 28 ATC Officers, all of whom would now have to use the COCESNA licencing and Examination System to either renew or upgrade their licences.Additionally, examinations for new applicants will be administered on the automated system at the GCAA’s Personnel Licensing (PEL) Unit. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMinister Ferguson challenges new GCAA board to work towards 90% compliance levelMay 29, 2018In “latest news”Gov’t says Guyana must have national airline; private stakeholder disagreesOctober 19, 2015In “Business”Civil Aviation Amendment Bill for National Assembly soon – FergusonAugust 19, 2015In “Business” read more

Apple will have Black Friday deals this year

first_imgIf you caught our roundups of Black Friday deals, you may have noticed that there hasn’t been anything listed from Apple yet. Have no fear, for the company has placed a teaser banner on its website which promises Black Friday deals. Additionally, the details of those deals have leaked. The discounts will be for Friday only, and are online-only deals.Apple’s teaser mentions the iPod, iPad, and Mac, and the leak is consistent with this. These include $101 off the iMac, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air, $21-41 dollars off the iPod touch, and a discount $41-61 on the iPad 2. Less notable deals include $11 off the iPad 2’s smart cover and $11 off the iPod nano.As with the last three years, Apple’s Black Friday sale is shaving $101 off of most Mac orders. That has the entry level iMac and MacBook Pro starting at $1,098 (down from $1,199), with the 13 inch MacBook Air knocked down to $1,198 (from $1,299).While the expected Mac discounts are sweet, the potential deal that will turn the most heads will be a discount on the iPad 2. On Black Friday in 2010, Apple dropped $41 off of all iPad models. Apple is doing the same this year — only with a bonus. The 16GB WiFi-only iPad 2 will be $458, but the 64GB WiFi + 3G iPad will lose $61 — ringing up at $768.The iPod touch also got a moderate discount last year, with the 8GB version losing $21, the 32GB model cut by $31, and the 64GB touch having $41 shaved off. That puts the three models at $178, $268, and $358 respectively.The leaked ad makes no mention of a cheap 4S, so we wouldn’t recommend getting your hopes up there. As the iPhone is carrier-subsidized, it may not be as easy or desirable for Cupertino to slash prices on the über-popular handset.Apple, via 9to5maclast_img read more

Call for FYROM to end negotiations on name

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The ‘Macedonian’ Human Rights Movement International (MHRMI) based in Toronto, Canada and the Australian ‘Macedonian’ Human Rights committee (AMHRC) based in Melbourne have apparently reiterated (April 29, 2010) their call for the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to cease all negotiations with Greece over its name.They specifically stated: “MHRMI and AMHRC call on: ‘Macedonia’ (FYROM) to stop the negotiations immediately and tell the international community that it is not willing to compromise its name and identity.The rest of the international community, and EU in particular, to join the 127 countries that have recognised ‘Macedonia’, including 4/5 UN Security Council members, and to finally put an end to the irrational name dispute and immediately recognise ‘Macedonia’ under its constitutional name.”The Hellenic American Chronicle, writes that the ‘Macedonian’ Human Rights Movement International and the ‘Macedonian’ Human Rights committee “are notorious for promoting nationalistic propaganda and undermining the multicultural cohesion of Canada and Australia.”The Greek American Chronicle have writen “They [MHRMI and AMHRC] actively engage in the systematic dissemination of historical revisionist material regarding the history of the region of Macedonia in order to justify their territorially aggressive stance and their attempts to monopolise the name Macedonia.”The American Chronicle went on to write “This is clearly evident through their call on the government of FYROM to cease the UN-brokered name negotiations with Greece.”Con Kouremenos a representative of Australian Macedonian Advisory Council talking to Neos Kosmos, said “AMAC deplores the call by these two organisations for the cease in the name negotiations between the FYROM and Greece.”Mr Kouremenos added; “A compromise can only be reached through negotiations, and this is the vision that must be shared and supported by FYROM communities worldwide in order to join the European Union.”last_img read more

Parliament to vote on lifting immunity of more GD MPs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Parliament is to vote on lifting the immunity from prosecution of another four lawmakers of the ultra-right Golden Dawn, and a former MP, on Wednesday, House Speaker Evangelos Meimarakis has informed the magistrates heading a criminal probe into the party.The debate on whether or not to lift the immunity of Antonios Gregos, Polyvios Zisimopoulos, Artemis Matthaiopoulos, Constantinos Barbarousis and Chrysovalantis Alexopoulos, who quit the party last month, is to begin in Parliament’s plenary session on Wednesday and be followed immediately by a vote, Meimarakis told magistrates Ioanna Klapa and Maria Dimitropoulou in a letter on Saturday.After Wednesday’s vote, MPs will be asked to approve the magistrates’ request for extra charges to be brought against detained party leader Nikos Michaloliakos and the MPs Christos Pappas, Yiannis Lagos, Giorgos Germenis, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Nikos Michos and Stathis Boukouras, who quit the party last month.Source: Kathimerinilast_img read more

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduces bill on paid sick leave

first_img KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 15, 2019 Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez introduces bill on paid sick leave March 15, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, announced today that she has introduced a bill to guarantee at least five paid sick days each year for the state’s private sector workers.The bill will expand on Gonzalez’s 2014 law that required private sector companies to provide at least three days of paid sick leave per year to employees. According to Gonzalez, nearly 6.9 million state residents gained access to sick leave thanks to the law. Multiple cities around the state, including San Diego, Los Angeles and Santa Monica, have since passed laws to further expand paid sick leave benefits.“We knew when we passed the paid sick leave law that three days wouldn’t be enough but was a great start,” Gonzalez said. “California was a national leader in establishing earned sick leave for every employee in the state. Now, we need to catch up to other cities and states that have recognized the need for, and have passed, more expansive laws for workers.”The new bill would mandate that employers offer at least five days of sick leave to employees by their 200th day on the job. The bill would accommodate recovery times for the flu, according to Gonzalez’s office, which average about five days.A 2010 study by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that roughly eight million workers around the country went to work while fighting the flu during the 2009 flu season. As a result, an additional seven million people contracted the flu virus.Gonzalez proposed a functionally similar bill during the 2017-2018 legislative session, which subsequently died in committee. Her office did not disclose when they expect the new bill, AB 555, to have its first committee hearing. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Wielechowski Kastner fight for votes in East Anchorage

first_imgFor a decade, Democrat Bill Wielechowski has represented an East Anchorage Senate district where Republicans outnumber Democrats. He attributes part of his success to one of the oldest political activities: knocking on neighbors’ doors, one at a time.Listen Now Susan Williams, left, talks with Sen. Bill Wielechowski, who is running for re-election. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO – Juneau)This year, Republican Kevin Kastner is trying to beat Wielechowski using his own door-knocking strategy. Spending time with each candidate on Thursday provided a window on how they’re campaigning.Sen. Bill Wielechowski walked through a quiet neighborhood of small houses. He said he casts a wide net in his search for votes.“Some people target and only go to … persuadable houses, or houses that are Democratic houses or Republican houses,” he said. “If you vote, I go to your house.”In the last election, the only precinct Wielechowski lost was Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson – the only area where he’s not allowed to knock on doors.Wielechowski is a lawyer, first elected to the state senate in 2006. He’s been in the news this year for filing a lawsuit to keep full Permanent Fund dividends. Gov. Bill Walker vetoed half of dividend funding.Wielechowski said the lawsuit’s going over well with voters.“A lot of people this time around are really talking to me about the Permanent Fund dividend,” he said. “I think that’s because I have the lawsuit going and that’s a big topic for a lot of people.”Terry Legg is a retired drywall worker and thinks the lawsuit was a good move.“I’m glad he did it,” Legg said. “I think there’s a lot of people that really could use that money. And that there’s a lot of other ways to get the money that the state needs besides from taking it from the poor that need it.”A mile and half away, Wielechowski’s challenger Kevin Kastner was also knocking on doors. He’s the executive director of the Iron Dog race. He said he fixed the race’s finances and now he wants to be a lawmaker so he can do the same thing for the state.As he walks door-to-door in East Anchorage, Kastner relied on a mobile app that told him which people are more likely to vote Republican.At a house with a well-groomed lawn, Jay Beverlin spoke with Kastler and pitched his idea for closing the state budget deficit with a tax on marijuana. Economists have said that won’t come close to solving the state’s deficit problem. But Kastner told Beverlin it’s worth exploring. They also talk about the PFD cut. Beverlin has mixed feelings about it.“I can see what they’re doing for a reason, but … I’d like to see my money too,” Beverlin said. “But I don’t want to see it go away. As long as (Gov. Walker) doesn’t spend it, I don’t have a problem with it. … But now they go to spending it, then I have a problem with it.”The PFD lawsuit is the biggest issue in the election for many voters. And it’s an issue Kastner and Wielechowski agree on.Kastner says the lawsuit may help his opponent politically.“It’s a great maneuver politically,” he said. “Quite frankly, it’s a good populist maneuver. But I’m on the same page.”It’s not going to be easy for Kastner to unseat Wielechowski. The senator won re-election by solid margins two times. Kastner said he knows Wielechowski has a lot of name recognition, but he said he has a realistic chance of winning.Kastner raised nearly twice as much money as Wielechowski over the two months before Oct. 7. But the senator has much more cash on hand as their campaigns head into the final weeks.last_img read more

Narayana Murthy hits back at Infosys board says extremely anguished by allegations

first_imgN. R. Narayana Murthy, founder and former chairman of Infosys.Reuters fileIT major Infosys’ co-founder and chairman emeritus Narayana Murthy has hit back at the company’s board saying that he is “extremely anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor” of statements issued after the resignation of MD and CEO Dr. Vishal Sikka.Dr. Sikka resigned from his position on Friday morning. He has accepted a new position of executive vice chairman to ensure continuity until the new management is in place.Read the FULL TEXT of Narayana Murthy’s statement:I have read the statement issued by the Board of Directors of Infosys.I am extremely anguished by the allegations, tone and tenor of the statements. I voluntarily left the Board in 2014 and am not seeking any money, position for children or power. My concern primarily was the deteriorating standard of corporate governance which I have repeatedly brought to the notice of the Infosys board.It is below my dignity to respond to such baseless insinuations. However, several shareholders who have read the whistle-blower report have told me that it is hard to believe a report produced by a set of accused, giving a clean chit to the accused, and the accused refusing to disclose why they got a clean chit! They say that this is not the way an impartial and objective investigation should be held.I will reply to these allegations in the right manner and in the right forum and at the appropriate time.last_img read more

Cardinals Defeat Purdue 41

first_img Next Match: AUSTIN PEAY 2/17/2019 | 6:00 p.m. Rex Ecarma Interview Photo Gallery The Cardinals jumped out to a quick lead in doubles, taking control early on each court. Federico Gomez and Alex Wesbrooks captured the first victory on court three, defeating Athell Bennett and Franz Luna 6-3. Brandon Lancaster and George Hedley then clinched the doubles point for Louisville with a 6-3 win over Stephan Koenigsfest and Mateo Julio at No. 2. Story Links Preview Live Stats LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After three straight matches on the road, the University of Louisville men’s tennis team returned to the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center in victorious fashion, topping Purdue 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Cardinals improve to 8-3 on the season.   Matchup History Brandon Lancaster Interview The Cards will be back in action at 6 p.m. for the second match of Sunday’s doubleheader against Austin Peay. The Boilermakers countered in singles as Koenigsfest topped Salle 6-3, 6-2 on court three to even the score at 1-1. However, Louisville quickly regained the lead with two quick wins on courts two and five. Lancaster downed Julio 6-2, 6-3 at No. 2, while Gomez triumphed over Sochurek 6-4, 6-3 at No. 5. With the doubles point in hand, Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle were winning 5-2 over Maksymilian Rapuk and Dominik Sochurek on court one before the match was ended. With the three remaining matches coming down to the wire, Sergio Hernandez Ramirez ultimately clinched the 4-1 victory for the Cardinals on court four in a hard-fought 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) decision over Rapuk. “We’ve been fortunate to beat Purdue the last three times, but every one of those times have been like this,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “A couple of things go their way and they win. We were blessed and fortunate that things broke our way. I think that this year was key because I’m starting three freshmen in singles and two freshmen in doubles, and they really proved their worth today.” Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Courts one and six were in the midst of tough battles when the match was decided. Morin-Kougoucheff was tied 5-5 in the third set with No. 108 Bennett at No. 1 after splitting the first two sets 6-3, 3-6. At the six-spot, David Mizrahi was also knotted 5-5 with Santiago Galan after splitting the first two sets 1-6, 6-2. Louisville 4, Purdue 12/17/2019 at Louisville, Ky.(Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)Singles1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) vs. #108 Athell Bennett (PUR) 6-3, 3-6, 5-5, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) def. Mateo Julio (PUR) 6-2, 6-33. Stephan Koenigsfest (PUR) def. Fabien Salle (LOU) 6-3, 6-24. Sergio Ramirez (LOU) def. Maksymilian Raupuk (PUR) 6-4, 7-6 (7-1)5. Federico Gomez (LOU) def. Franz Luna (PUR) 6-4, 6-36. David Mizrahi (LOU) vs. Santiago Galan (PUR) 6-1, 2-6, 5-5, unfinishedDoubles1. C. Morin-Kougoucheff/Fabien Salle (LOU) vs. Maksymilian Raupuk/Dominik Sochureck (PUR) 5-2, unfinished2. Brandon Lancaster/George Hedley (LOU) def. Stephan Koenigsfest/Mateo Julio (PUR) 6-33. Federico Gomez/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Athell Bennett/Franz Luna (PUR) 6-3 Match Notes:Order of finish: Doubles (3,2); Singles (3,2,5,4)T-2:17   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Situation normalises at Dhakuria girls school attendance remains low

first_imgKolkata: Following the chaos that broke out over alleged abuse of a child at a girls’ school in Dhakuria, the situation on Wednesday remained peaceful. However, attendance of the students was much lower than the other days.Sleuths are mulling a reconstruction on the incident. On the other hand, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) has decided to award the four students who saved a teacher on Tuesday, with Birangana Award 2018. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSources informed that on Wednesday, police personnel including a section from Rapid Action Force (RAF) were deputed at the school. No guardians were allowed to enter the school premises on Wednesday as a security measure.Though all the teachers attended school, number of students in the primary section was very low. Attendance in the secondary section was comparatively high but much lesser than normal.”There is nothing to fear. Police personnel have been deputed here,” said a guardian. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedAccording to sources, investigators are interrogating the accused teacher Dipak Karmakar to know exactly what happened on September 26. Senior officials are also looking to reconstruct the incident with Karmakar. However, it has not been confirmed yet.On the other hand, the four persons arrested for allegedly ransacking the school and pelting stones at police, were granted bail by the Alipore Court.Meanwhile, West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) has nominated four students of the school to be awarded with ‘Birangana Award 2018’, for their courageous move to save a school teacher identified as Rupa Bhattacharya, when she was attacked by some guardians and suspected outsiders on Tuesday. The award will be delivered on November 20 at the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre in Salt Lake.last_img read more

Bping is Ping with Sound

first_imgBping is Ping with Sound by Martin Brinkmann on June 29, 2017 in Software – Last Update: June 30, 2017 – 2 commentsBPing — pronounced beeping — is a free command line program for Windows that works like the ping command, but with sound added to it.The author created the program for situations where he had to crawl under desks to connect network cables while running ping operations to verify connectivity.Instead of having to check the display of the computer to find out about that, he’d simply listen as Bping plays a sound whenever it gets a response. That’s however only one of the features that the command line tool offers.BPingBping is a portable program that does not need to be installed. Just download it, extract it, and run it from the command line.If you run Windows 7 or newer, you need to run the command prompt with elevated privileges for Bping to work. This is done by holding down Shift and Ctrl before you run cmd.exe on the system.The base command is bping which will ping own of Google’s DNS servers to test if Internet connectivity is available. You may ping any other hostname or IP by adding those after the base command, e.g. bping When you run the command, Bping will ping the IP address or site tha you have specified until you close the command prompt window.The program plays a sound for any response the command gets. While that is certainly useful for “under the desk” situations, the reverse mode is useful as well.Basically, what it does is play a sound if there is no response. Great for making sure your website, a service, or server is up and not down. It may also be less stressful if you plan on running the command all day long. To use it, simply add the -d parameter to the command.Here is the command overview:-h shows help information.-q quiet mode. No beeps.-d down mode. Only beeps if there is no response.-v set the volume between 1 (very quiet) and 10 (very loud).-f play a wav file instead of the default sound.-t=x.x timeout. Specify a timeout interval in seconds.-s pings the whole network, e.g. bping -s-a to reveal which IP address are available in a network range when using -s.-r resolve hostname of IP address.-m minimal data output.-c counts the number of pings and displays it.-n to ping a set number of times, e.g. -n=10 to ping 10 times.-u add timestamp to results.VerdictBPing is a handy but very specialized program for Microsoft Windows that improves ping in several meaningful ways. You can use the program as an Internet connection tested for instance, run it to receive an audio response if a monitored server does not respond, or get audio confirmation for connectivity in a network if you have no clear sight of the display.Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 8 votes Software Name BPingOperating System WindowsSoftware Category NetworkingLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

OLALA Heavily Discounts iPhone Flash Drives Power Banks with Builtin Lightning Cables

first_img Share Tweet Submit There is nothing better than a product that’s been made exclusively for your platform of choice. If you’re an iPhone or iPad user, then today’s your day to bag some great accessories at discounted prices.There are three products in total which you can make use of in this deal. Coming from the good folks over at OLALA, the first product is a flash drive with 64GB of capacity that happens to feature a Lightning connector as well as a regular USB-A port for connecting to a PC or Mac. Basically, if you ever wanted external storage for your iPhone or iPad in order to backup photos or important documents, then this is the way to go.The second and third products on discount are essentially power banks with different capacities and design. One features a capacity of 6000mAh while the other one comes in at a cool 10000mAh. Both these power banks will charge your iPhone several times and feature a built-in Lightning cable so you don’t have to carry an extra one, something which can only be described as a huge convenience.All of the above mentioned products are on discount today and the deals will expire on the 20th of this month therefore giving you a lot of time to decide whether or not you want these products or not. Personally, I would highly recommend picking up the flash drive since it’s the best thing ever in terms of practicality. If you pair it with the 10000mAh power bank, then you’re basically unstoppable throughout the day.Hit the links below and find out which product suits you best today.Buy OLALA iPhone iPad Flash Drive 64GB USB 3.0 Memory Stick with [Apple MFi Certified] Lightning Connector – Was $40, Now just $15.12 using discount code 62OLALA1SBuy OLALA Built-in [Apple MFi Certified] Lightning Cable OLALA S102-i 10000mAh Portable Charger – Was $35, Now just $15 using discount code OLALA57OFFBuy OLALA Portable Charger OLALA 6000mAh Battery Charger Pocket Battery Pack – Was $29, Now just $20.29 using discount code 30OLALA01last_img read more

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first_img News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. Related Content News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more September 30, 2011 — Vision RT announced it has increased sales of AlignRT, its 3-D imaging platform, to several advanced TrueBeam facilities in the United States in recent months. The company has found success in both academic and private sectors, including the following new customers:University of Texas-Southwestern (UTSW) and UT at Tyler, Tyler, Texas; Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), Philadelphia, Pa.; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia, Snellville (Vantage Oncology), Ga., and Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, Iowa.The AlignRT system allows for markerless patient setup, surveillance and respiratory gating during radiation therapy.Vision RT’s latest product advances will be on live display at next week’s American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) meeting in Miami Beach, Oct. 2-4.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | September 30, 2011 Vision RT Increases AlignRT Sales to TrueBeam Facilities in U.S. News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

Over 30 pounds of rat meat was found in mans bag at

first_imgOver 30 pounds of rat meat was found in man’s bag at airport Posted by CHICAGO — In the latest installment of ‘What’s in your bag?’, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents have thwarted a man’s attempt to import several pounds of rat meat.Customs spokesman Steve Bansbach said Tuesday that the man declared the 32 pounds of meat on June 26 when his flight arrived from the Ivory Coast. The meat was confiscated and destroyed.Bansbach says the man did not face a fine and continued on his journey because he was forthcoming about what he was bringing into the country. He says customs officials prohibit the entry of African meats to prevent the spread of African swine fever.The Department of Agriculture says the highly contagious and deadly viral disease affects domestic and wild pigs and is not a threat to humans. The department says it has never been found in the U.S.Earlier this year, the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) revealed the weirdest weapons its agents have confiscated over the years. These include a guitar-shaped semi-automatic rifle, live eels and a snake in a hard drive.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong Kong With file from The Associated Press Share Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Tags: TSA, U.S. Customs and Border Protectionlast_img read more

Air traffic growth slowed by political unrest

first_imgCivil unrest in Cairo had ramifications for aviation Global traffic for February 2011 has shown a year-on-year increase of 6 per cent in passenger demand, although growth was down from the 8.4 per cent expansion recorded in January, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced. According to IATA, the fall in demand growth can be almost entirely attributed to the political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa, which cut international traffic by around 1 per cent. Although IATA director general and chief executive Giovanni Bisignani insists that the aviation industry’s “fundamentals are good”, he acknowledges that “extraordinary circumstances have made the first quarter of 2011 very difficult”. “Another series of shocks is denting the industry’s recovery from the recession,” Mr Bisignani said. “As the unrest in Egypt and Tunisia spreads across the Middle East and North Africa, demand growth across the region is taking a step back.” Mr Bisignani also highlighted recent events in Japan, which he says will “most certainly see a further dampening of demand from March”. At 73 per cent, February passenger load factors fell by 2.2 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis. Latin American airlines were the least exposed to February’s volatility, with year-on-year passenger demand increasing by 11.8 per cent, whilst African carriers experienced the only decrease in demand, with traffic falling by 1.3 per cent.European, North American and Asia-Pacific airlines recorded February traffic increases of 7.4 per cent, 6.7 per cent and 3 per cent respectively. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.Hlast_img read more

Aussie growth for Avalon

first_imgMore Aussies booking river cruises. Business from Australia continues to grow for Avalon Waterways, according to the company’s managing director Stewart Williams.Speaking in Sydney earlier this week, Mr Williams said sales from Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia had increased by 15 percent this year compared to last year, while bookings have more than doubled since 2010.Launching its products in Australia less than ten years ago, Mr Williams said growth from the market was hard to believe and does not expect to see it slow down anytime soon.“Even during the economic crisis we didn’t see a decline,” he explained.Renewing focus in South East Asia and Africa this year, Mr Williams said the group had already witnessed an 85 percent hike in sales from the region.“It’s really starting to grow,” he added.This week Avalon Waterways also announced an increase to its product range, with a new 11-day Peruvian adventure.Click here for more information.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.Jlast_img read more

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first_imgNeed some sun? It’s not too late. You don’t have to break the bank jetting off to the Maldives – here are seven late season sunny beachy places that you can fly to for under £50, and they’re all just a couple of hours away. 3. Ibiza from £40Average October high temp: 24CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 10Cheapest return flights in October: £30You’ve probably heard this before, but in case you didn’t know, there’s more to Ibiza than dancing on podiums in superclubs and posing with galaxially-priced cocktails at beach bars. All that stuff is over by October, so you can explore the White Isle as it should be. For instance, supermodel beach hangout Las Salinas – stuffed in summer, but quieter and lovelier now.4. Zadar, Croatia from £35Average October high temp: 20CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 8Cheapest return flights in October: £30Zadar, on Croatia’s Dalmation coast, is an ancient walled city that in recent years has become a thronging summer stop-off for crusie ships. But the sun shines long into the autumn in this part of the world, so this is one pleasant place to escape the impending winter for a few days. 5. Murcia, Spain from £49Average October high temp: 25CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 4Cheapest return flights in October: £47Just down from the much-more-well-known Alicante, Murcia is a handy jumping-off point for southern Spain. As well as the weather, La Costa Cálida has another thing going for it – ‘the world’s best naturist beach resort’, Vera Playa, mainland Europe’s only all-year round nudist community. 7. Majorca from £38Average October high temp: 24CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 3Cheapest return flights in October: £30Surprisingly, Majorca’s sunshine hours fall away a good deal by October, but with temperatures still getting up into the 20s, it’s a better bet for bronzing than Blackpool.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 1. Malaga, Spain from £40Average October high temp: 24CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 8Cheapest return flights in October: £37While the sun won’t be quite as strong as you’ll remember if you’ve holidayed here in August, the Costa del Sol, in the sheltered cradle of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, is one of your best bets for late autumn sun in Europe.center_img 6. Faro (The Algarve), Portugal from £40Average October high temp: 23CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 7Cheapest return flights in October: £30One of Europe’s most popular summer destinations, The Algarve is still warm in autumn, with average temperatures in the high teens even into November. Obviously, there’ll be a lot less kids about at this time of year, so you won’t have to queue up for the water slides. 2. Sardinia from £49Average October high temp: 22CAverage daily sunshine hours in October: 6Cheapest return flights in October: £30While in the height of summer Sardinia is a sun-blasted bonanza of beach life and boating for the extremely well-healed, October is a more relaxed time to grace the idyllic beaches of glamorous hotspot the Costa Smerelda, and spend your evenings noshing cucina in more down-to-earth Alghero. Related6 short flights to September sun under £100Six short flights to take you to super places in the sun this September for less than £100, from the Costa Brava to Croatia.6 best winter sun destinations under £1006 best places to find sun, sea and sand this winter on a small budget – all with flights under £100.Top 10 winter sun destinations under £350: in picturesEscape to the sun from just £37 – start dreaming with these gorgeous pics of 10 of our top winter warmer destinations.last_img read more