Cataract surgery on 32 patients in torch light; CMO suspended

first_imgThe district administration on Tuesday suspended the chief medical officer after reports surfaced that 32 cataract patients were operated upon in torch light for want of steady electricity supply at a State-run facility here.“Taking a serious note of the matter, the Uttar Pradesh government acted promptly and suspended CMO Rajendra Prasad,” Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh told PTI.He said in-charge of the community health centre (CHC) at Nawabganj has also been removed. A report has been sought by the State health department regarding the entire episode.According to the visuals that went viral on social media, 32 cataract operations were done at the CHC in Nawabganj on Monday in torch light as there was no electricity or power back-up there. The CMO earlier said the Acting District Magistrate has ordered a probe into the matter and the organisation entrusted with the task could be blacklisted, if found guilty.Meanwhile, some relatives of the patients complained that they were not provided with any beds after the procedure, and that they were made to lie down on floors despite extreme cold weather conditions.Uttar Pradesh has attracted bad press for a series of ‘medical disasters’ in the recent past, with the death of more than 60 children, mostly infants, at a government hospital in Gorakhpur being the latest case in point.A hospital in Farukhabad recorded 49 deaths — 30 in neo-natal ICU and 19 during delivery — between July 20 and August 21 this year, reportedly due to a lack of oxygen supply.last_img read more

ICC rankings: Kohli equals Tendulkar’s feat, Bumrah jumps to 4th

first_imgCOMMENTS Published on September 04, 2017 SHARE SHARE EMAIL The Indian captain is now on 887 points, equalling the highest ODI rating points recorded by Tendulkar in 1998. SHARE Kohli, Bhuvi script India’s 5-0 clean sweep vs Sri Lanka Virat Kohli claims back ICC top spot COMMENT Virat Kohli tops ICC ODI rankings for batsmencenter_img accomplishment Virat Kohli was in sublime touch in the series, scoring two hundreds to complete 30 ODI centuries. File Photo   –  PTI × null RELATED cricket Virat Kohli was in sublime touch in the series, scoring two hundreds to complete 30 ODI centuries. File Photo   –  PTI Virat Kohli has kept his stranglehold on the top spot in the ICC ODI batsman rankings and has also equalled Sachin Tendulkar’s record of highest rating points pocketed by an Indian. India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has made handsome gains in the bowlers’ rankings, jumping as many as 27 places to be fourth behind Mitchell Starc, Imran Tahir and leader Josh Hazlewood.The latest rankings were released today, a day after India completed a 5-0 whitewash of hosts Sri Lanka in the ODI series.Kohli was in sublime touch in the series, scoring two hundreds to complete 30 ODI centuries. Kohli, who is also top-ranked in T20Is, has increased his lead over Australia’s David Warner from 12 to 26 points and is now on 887 points, equalling the highest ODI rating points by an India batsman, recorded by Tendulkar in 1998.Rohit Sharma, the second highest run-maker in the series with 302 runs, and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are both back in the top 10. Sharma, who struck two centuries in Sri Lanka, has gained five slots to reach ninth place while Dhoni’s 162 runs have lifted him two places to 10th position.Meanwhile, Bumrah has moved to a career-best fourth position in the bowlers’ rankings. The 23-year-old, whose previous best was 24th position in June this year, has moved up the table with his player of the series effort of 15 wickets, the best by any bowler in a bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka. His performances included a career-best five for 27 in the third ODI at Palekelle.Also gaining in the rankings is India’s left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, who has moved up from 20th to 10th position after finishing with six wickets in four matches. Patel has thus closed in on his career-high rank of ninth in October last year.Hardik Pandya (up two places to 61st), Kuldeep Yadav (up 21 places to 89th) and Yuzvendra Chahal (up 55 places to 99th) are other India bowlers to gain in the rankings.In the team rankings, Sri Lanka have been unable to seal a direct qualification place in the 2019 World Cup 2019, which they could have done by winning two matches in the series.Though they are in a strong position to make the grade, the Windies can overtake them by beating Ireland in an upcoming match on September 13 and winning either all five matches against England or the last four matches for a 4-1 win in the series from September 19-29.The top seven ODI sides apart from host England as on 30 September qualify directly. Teams not getting direct places will get another shot through a Qualifying tournament. India remain in third position but have gained three points to close in on Australia, which is also on 117 points but remains ahead on decimal points.last_img read more

Olympiakos Beats Panetolikos, 2-0

first_imgATHENS — Mathieu Dossevi and Yiannis Maniatis scored in the second half to give defending champion Olympiakos a 2-0 victory win over visiting Panetolikos in the Greek league on Jan. 18.Dossevi opened the scoring in the 69th with a shot from close range after an assist from Costas Mitroglou.Maniatis blasted a shot from near the penalty spot in injury time following a run down the right flank by Jimmy Durmaz, who went past two defenders and turned the ball back to Maniatis from the byline.The win kept Olympiakos atop the league standings, two points clear of PAOK, which beat Platanias 1-0.Also, Levadiakos beat Asteras 3-1 and Panthrakikos drew 2-2 at Giannena.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Asked AITA for neutral venue: Mahesh Bhupathi on India’s Davis Cup tie in Pakistan

first_imgThe Indian Davis Cup team wants the tie against Pakistan in Islamabad next month to be shifted to a neutral venue and is baffled that the national federation has merely asked for a security re-check so far.After repeatedly making statements that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) will seek a neutral venue, its general secretary Hironmoy Chatterjee surprisingly sought just a security re-check from the International Tennis Federation.It left the players and the team management disappointed and after discussing the matter among themselves, they have decided to approach the federation.”We have asked AITA to request for a neutral venue,” said India captain Mahesh Bhupathi.Another player, who did not wish to be named, said the team is “quite surprised” with how AITA has dealt with the situation.The AITA said it would go ahead with the visa formalities for the tie if the September 14-15 clash is cleared by the ITF following a fresh security check.A section within the AITA is also surprised that the Indian government was not ready to take a stand despite escalating tension between the two nations following recent scrapping of the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir.Sports minister Kiren Rijijiu on Monday said that since the Asia Oceania Group 1 tie is not a bilateral series and the world body is involved in hosting of the Davis Cup, they can’t stop tennis players from travelling to Pakistan.”We understand that the Olympic charter does not allow government interference but this is a question of lives of the players. The government always jumps in when Indian citizens are trapped abroad and try to ensure their safe passage back to country,” said an official on condition of anonymity.advertisement”Are tennis players not citizens of India? How can the government risk their lives by not stopping them?” he asked.The AITA is also being criticised for not seeking a neutral venue despite the prevailing circumstances.”It’s beyond understanding why AITA did not ask for change in venue in clear terms? Why are they beating around the bush? Do players mean anything to them,” said another official.No Indian Davis Cup team has travelled to Pakistan since 1964 and bilateral cricket ties between the two countries have been dormant since the 2008 terror attack in Mumbai.Since 2017, Pakistan have played four of their five home ties in Islamabad, hosting Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan and Iran. Hong Kong had refused to travel to Pakistan in 2017, giving them a walkover.The last time Pakistan played on a neutral venue was when it hosted China in Colombo in 2016.Also Read | ITF satisfied with security plans for Pakistan vs India Davis Cup tie in IslamabadAlso Read | Indian government won’t have say on participation in Davis Cup tie in Pakistan: Kiren RijijuAlso Read | Pakistan rules out shifting of Davis Cup tie against India to neutral venuelast_img read more

De Boer: Liverpool would suit Zaha

first_imgTransfers Liverpool would be a great club for Zaha, says De Boer Iain Strachan Last updated 1 year ago 22:37 1/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Wilfried Zaha - cropped Getty Images Transfers Liverpool Crystal Palace Premier League Crystal Palace v Burnley The striker could make a significant impact at Anfield or another big club should he leave Crystal Palace, according to the Dutchman Frank de Boer feels Liverpool would be a great option for Wilfried Zaha, who could “play for a much bigger club than Crystal Palace”, according to the Dutchman. Zaha suffered a knee injury in De Boer’s first match in charge of Palace in August. A nightmare start to the campaign in the forward’s absence then prompted the swift dismissal of the former Ajax and Inter boss. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The return to fitness of the Ivory Coast international has coincided with a major upturn in the Eagles’ form under De Boer’s successor Roy Hodgson.Zaha failed to make an impact after moving to Manchester United in 2013, returning to Selhurst Park on loan before re-joining Palace two years later.De Boer, though, feels the 25-year-old is equipped to perform at the highest level. “I was really a little bit unfortunate that he was injured in the first game,” De Boer told Omnisport.”I missed him in the coming six games. He has a major impact for Crystal Palace because he can make something out of nothing. “He can play for a much bigger club than Crystal Palace, that’s for sure, I’m 100 per cent convinced.” Asked if a January move could benefit Zaha, De Boer said: “Not really right now, because he has to play every game, every week, I think that’s important for him right now.”Liverpool would be a great club for him, but I’m going to see what he does in the future. I’m very interested in him because I think he has a great potential.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Rahul Gandhi discusses political security situation with JK leaders in Delhi

first_imgJammu: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday discussed the overall political and security situation in Jammu and Kashmir with the party’s state leadership and asked them to launch an offensive against the BJP for its “failure” on various fronts. Gandhi chaired a meeting of top leaders of J&K in Delhi and discussed the overall political and security situation of the state, a Congress spokesman said. The meeting was attended by top Congress leaders like Gulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni, K C Venugopal, AICC secretary in-charge J&K, Dr Shakeel Ahmed, and JKPCC chief G A Mir. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity! The meeting deliberated upon the latest political situation in the wake of the results of the recent Lok Sabha elections and the preparations for the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, which are otherwise due to be held any time, but the state is under President’s rule, which has been extended for another spell of six months, the spokesman said. Gandhi asked the party leaders from the state to activate the cadre at various levels to highlight issues of the people and expose the “failures and falsehood” of the BJP. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed He said the leadership should highlight the issues of people in all three regions of the state with a view to launch an offensive against the BJP for its “failure” on various fronts. Gandhi also asked to highlight the “failures” of the centre government and the erstwhile coalition government in the state to come up to the expectations of the people on various vital commitments, the spokesman said. The meeting had a detailed deliberations on various aspects of the security and political situation and the measures to be taken for the strengthening of the party base in all three regions of the state, he said. The spokesman said the leaders also deliberated on chain of activities to be undertaken to increase the mass-contact programme of the party in the state.last_img read more

Naidu meets Sharad Pawar again in Delhi

first_imgNew Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party Chief N. Chandra Babu Naidu on Sunday met Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar at his residence here. The meeting was part of Naidu’s continued outreach to Opposition party leaders in order to firm up a non-BJP front ahead of the announcement of Lok Sabha poll results on May 23. However, what the two leaders discussed, was not clear. Naidu arrived in the national capital on Saturday evening, after meeting Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow. According to the Telugu Desam Party sources, the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister is likely to meet UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in evening. On Saturday, before leaving for Lucknow, Naidu held meetings with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Pawar and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leader Sharad Yadav in Delhi. On Friday, he said that all parties, including rival K. Chandrashekhar Rao-led Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), were welcome to join the non-BJP Mahagathbandhan (grand-alliance). The TDP chief also met the Election Commission on Friday and accused it of being biased and pro-government.last_img read more

US Utah Police Shoot 17yearold Muslim Boy for Holding a Broomstcik

By Zainab CalcuttawalaRabat – Abdi Mohamed, a 17-year-old Muslim boy from Kenya, was hospitalized Saturday night after two Utah police officers shot him in the chest and stomach near a homeless shelter.The shooting happened at 8:15 p.m. when police saw him arguing with a man while holding a broomstick, Fox 13, a local news source reported. After Abdi refused to drop the broomstick upon request, the officers proceeded to shoot him three times in the upper half of his body. Mohammed was one of two suspects in an alleged assault, according to a statement released by the Salt Lake City police department (SLCPD) on Sunday.“On Saturday, February 27, at approximately 8:00 p.m., officers witnessed two males with metal objects attacking a male victim,” the statement reads. “Officers confronted the two suspects and ordered them to drop the weapons. One of the males complied and dropped the weapon, the other continued to advance on the victim and was shot by officers.”In the aftermath of the shooting, 100 officers were dispatched in order to contain crowds who “shouted and threw objects at the police” as a response to the officers’ actions, Fox reported.Selam Mohammed, a friend of the victim who was accompanying him at the time, said the police gave him only one chance to surrender the broom before they began shooting.‘The police said ‘drop it’ once, then they shot him four times,’ Mohammed told Fox. “’We were trying to break it up before the police even came, but the police ran in on foot and pulled their guns out already… not even trying to tase him or anything.”“There is no doubt what happened is a tragedy for all involved and for our entire city,” the Mayor of Salt Lake City, Jackie Biskupski, said in a statement. Biskupski added that she recognizes that this is the third “significant use of force” incident for the city’s police department in the past month.The incident and footage from the two officers’ body cameras are being investigated by the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. The results of the investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for “a final determination on the shooting,” according to the statement by the police.The two officers involved in the shooting are currently on administrative leave, a SLCPD officer told The Guardian. read more

Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook says it has suspended tens of thousands of apps made by about 400 developers as part of an investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.Starting in March 2018, Facebook started looking into the apps that have access to its users’ data. The probe came after revelations that data mining firm Cambridge Analytica used ill-gotten data from millions of Facebook users through an app, then used the data to try to influence U.S. elections.It led to a massive fallout for Facebook that included CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying before Congress. The company is still trying to recover its reputation.Facebook said Friday its investigation is ongoing and it has looked at millions of apps so far.It says it banned a few apps completely and has filed lawsuits against some.The Associated Press read more

Ontario PCs will ask if Liberal government has confidence of legislature

Ontario PCs will ask if Liberal government has confidence of legislature TORONTO – Ontario’s New Democrats made it clear Wednesday they are not prepared to scratch the Progressive Conservatives’ nagging itch for a snap election by supporting a motion that would test the confidence of the minority Liberal government.“It seems like Mr. Hudak simply can’t pass up an opportunity to throw another gimmick out there and show how ineffective he is,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath.Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak said his party introduced a non-binding motion asking if the legislature has confidence in Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals in an effort to force the NDP to stop propping up the government.The auditor general’s estimate that it will cost up to $1.1 billion to cancel two gas plants to save Liberal seats in the 2011 election should be enough for Horwath to say she will help defeat the government, added Hudak.“The Liberals’ corruption stares her in the face each and every day, but every time that Andrea Horwath is asked to prop up the government, she’s ‘ready, aye ready’ to do whatever the Liberals want,” he said.“The gas plants scandal tells us the Liberals simply cannot be trusted to run the province of Ontario any more. It’s time to draw a line in the sand and put our confidence in the government to the test.”The Progressive Conservative motion, which will be debated during an Opposition day next week, is not a true confidence motion and the results would not be binding on the government. That means it’s another stunt by Hudak, said Horwath.“It’s clear that nothing has changed since the last time he threw out one of these salvos,” she said.“He can stand on his head and spit nickels or he can do back flips all he wants, but the bottom line is these gimmicks, these games do not a change make in terms of the capacity of him or I to actually create a situation where the government will fall.”But Wynne would have a hard time ignoring such a resolution if it was passed by a majority of members in the legislature, said Hudak.“If this passes it’s a question for Premier Wynne: if the house says they don’t have confidence in her, does she have the moral authority to actually govern any more,” he said. “And it’s a question for Andrea Horwath: is she on the side of the Liberals or is she on the side of Ontarians who want to see change? It’s that simple.”Wynne declined comment on Hudak’s confidence motion, saying only that she wants to keep governing and avoid an election.“Our intention is to continue to work within the legislature to govern,” said Wynne.Hudak wrote an open letter to Horwath on Sunday, saying he was “shocked” the New Democrats were not fed up with the Liberals’ behaviour and ready to try and bring down the minority government.“The moral bankruptcy and corruptness of the Liberal government of Ontario is now patently obvious to the majority of Ontarians,” wrote Hudak.“I remain somewhat astounded that you and your party don’t grasp that continuing to prop up the Wynne government by being at its beck and call is doing Ontario no favours.”Last week, the Conservatives introduced a motion to force the Liberal party to pay back the money spent on the cancelled gas plants. Even though the New Democrats supported it, the Tories failed to have enough members in the house for the vote, so the Liberals were able to defeat the motion by a single vote, 27-to-26.PC insiders vow that won’t happen when the vote on the confidence motion comes up next Wednesday, saying they want the legislature to clearly express a lack of confidence in the Liberals. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 2:00 am MDT read more

Huge data gaps hampering evidencebased national migration policies

Francesca Grum was addressing a key meeting at UN Headquarters in New York,  convened in response to the UN’s Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the first-ever global migration pact, which was adopted by more than 160 governments in December 2018. The agreement aims to ensure that the overall benefits of migration are optimized, whilst addressing risks and challenges, for individuals and communities in countries of origin, transit and destination.The First Objective of the Compact calls for the collection and utilization of “accurate and disaggregated data as a basis for evidence-based policies”; commits signatory countries to strengthen the “global evidence base on international migration” under the guidance of the UN; and calls for a “comprehensive  strategy for improving migration data at local, national, regional and global levels.”Ms. Grum told the meeting that countries frequently ask UN Statistics for more information and requests on how to improve migration data – including information relating to the root causes and drivers of migration – and its impact on migrants’ origin, transit and destination countries. Better data is needed in order to bring about sustainable social and economic development, and national migrant data strategies are needed to inform good policies.However, she went on to say that there are “several critical challenges” to be addressed before an effective global migration data programme can be developed. These include a lack of coordination amongst data providers, and insufficient capacity to produce, analyse and communicate data. Addressing these problems would involve guidance on the use of new technologies, sampling, and how to communicate data to the public and policymakers.Ideally, said Ms. Grum, a global data migration programme would see improved capacity for data analysis; training assistance on data infrastructure; country, regional and international-level coordination; and the sharing of case studies and best practice examples. The senior statistician emphasised that the private sector, policy-makers and experts, must all be involved in the process, and that all UN guidance must be in line with each country’s national strategy for the development of statistics. read more

Massive turn out at PPPs Mabaruma conference as motion passed to

Hundreds of Amerindians, from more than 13 villages, on Sunday unanimously passed a motion at the Mabaruma Sub-Region District Conference of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) condemning the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) by President David Granger, “to examine all issues and uncertainties surrounding the claims of Amerindian land titling”.People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo and a team interacted with more than 800 Amerindians, from more than 13 villages, on Sunday during the PPP’s Sub-Region District Conference at Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini)The Amerindians joined with the PPP; the National Toshaos Council (NTC); the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA); the Guyanese Organisation of Indigenous Peoples; the Amerindian Action Movement; the South Central Peoples Development Association, and the National Amerindian Development Foundation in condemning the coalition Government’s ploy to set up the land CoI.The delegates and observers at Sunday’s conference view the establishment of this CoI as “an expression of gross disrespect to the Amerindian People of Guyana and indeed, Indigenous people everywhere”.“They view this initiative as a vulgar and divisive device to distort our history, deny Amerindians their rightful place as the first people of this land and to deprive them of their ancestral legal entitlements to traditional lands recognised long before independence and which successive PPP Governments committed billions of dollars towards ensuring that land titles were issued to the Amerindians for these lands,” the PPP said in a statement.“This Commission, the delegates and observers feel, was established without any consultations whatsoever to further polarise our people along racial lines in a failing economy, which the Government is plainly incompetent to revitalise,” the Party added.It said the delegates and observers unanimously resolved not to recognise this Commission and are calling upon the President and the Government of Guyana to rescind it immediately.“They made it clear that Amerindian entitlements to traditional land must not be, and cannot be, confused with the rights of any other ethnic groups. They are separate issues and must remain so,” the PPP stated.In attendance at the Mabaruma Sub-Region District Conference were Opposition Leader and PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo; and PPP Members of Parliament Anil Nandlall, Pauline Sukhai and Colin Croal. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedAmerindian Act 2006: PPP/C calls for wide consultation on amendmentsAugust 21, 2017In “latest news”Speaker disallows PPP’s motion calling for the Lands COI to be revokedApril 13, 2017In “latest news”Granger has a message for Indigenous Leaders: “beware of the Govt’s promises”November 1, 2014In “Politics” read more

Samsung modifie sa tablette pour le marché allemand

first_imgSamsung modifie sa tablette pour le marché allemandSamsung est sur le point de fabriquer une nouvelle tablette pour contourner l’interdiction de vente de la Galaxy Tab en Allemagne. Samsung a apporté de nombreuses modifications à sa tablette tactile Galaxy Tab afin que celle-ci puisse être commercialisée en Allemagne. La Galaxy Tab est interdite à la vente en Allemagne pour cause de violation présumée de brevets, en attendant qu’un procès examine les termes de cette affaire, emmenée devant la justice par Apple.Samsung tente donc de contourner les points de différends avec Apple en proposant des mises à jour logicielles aux Pays-Bas. En Allemagne, où le design même de la tablette Galaxy Tab de Samsung est en cause (pour sa ressemblance avec l’iPad), Samsung s’est penché sur une refonte de l’appareil destiné au marché allemand.Samsung avait auparavant réussi à modifier sa tablette Galaxy Tab 10.1 en quelques mois afin de réduire son épaisseur de 11 mm à 8,6 mm. Il ne sera donc pas impossible au fabricant coréen de modifier le design de sa tablette en vue de présenter un modèle Galaxy Tab 10.1N destiné au marché allemand. Le 20 novembre 2011 à 21:20 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

NextGen Galaxy Note iPhone Leaks Tease Consumers

first_imgWhen it rains etc.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017The specifics are still a bit murky, but Blass has tipped a 6.3-inch handset, boasting the same Exynos 8895 and Snapdragon 835 chipsets as Galaxy S8, plus 6GB of RAM.Samsung, as per usual, is staying mum on the topic, likely saving its official reveal for September—the same time Apple is expected to unveil its latest iPhone.Based on Cupertino’s Aug. 1 earnings release and CEO Tim Cook’s hint of a “very exciting fall,” The Verge calculated an early-September iDevice event and launch.But exactly which model (or models) that involves remains unclear. The leaked all-screen bezel-less design could be for an intermediate iPhone 7S, or perhaps the redesigned iPhone 8. Only Apple knows for sure.The company, which tends to play its cards close to its chest, has made no public announcement about its upcoming gadgets. But Bloomberg, citing “people familiar with the product,” suggested the new handset(s) will include infrared facial recognition and eye scanning.Apple is “testing” the improved security system, Bloomberg reported last month: Users can log in, authenticate payments, and launch secure apps by simply scanning their face.September is always an exciting time for smartphone fans. Just remember to take this news with a grain of salt. Stay on target iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Have More Cameras, More ProblemsApple Arcade Launches Next Week While these early-stage “DIY renders” certainly give a feel for a phone’s basic design, the final product can differ significantly.— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 1, 2017Until Samsung or Apple make an official announcement, this is really just hearsay.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img When it rains, it pours: Renders of the next-generation Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Apple iPhone 8 hit the Web this week.Serial leaker Evan Blass on Monday tweeted a glimpse of the upcoming Note 8 in “midnight black.” Hours later, he revealed another exclusive photo, highlighting what looks like the love child of a late Note 7 and more recent Galaxy S8. Samsung Galaxy Note8 (in Midnight Black)— Evan Blass (@evleaks) July 31, 2017Featuring the same wrap-around display and side buttons as the S8, Samsung’s new rectangular Note adds an infinitesimal amount of screen coverage. It also comes with a revamped dual camera setup (vertical rather than horizontal) and accompanying stylus pen, as well as a fresh golden hue.last_img read more

Nationwide shortage of nursing school educators evident at Clark College

first_imgCongratulations are exchanged in the hallways. There’s champagne assembled on a table near the stage. Parents carry bouquets, and students wear suits and dresses at the Clark College School of Nursing’s pinning ceremony at Gaiser Hall on the Clark College Campus in Vancouver.The pinning ceremony is a favorite event for nursing school professors Lisa Aepfelbacher and Mary Ellen Pierce. On Wednesday, the school propelled 34 students into one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S., but those students left behind a group of teachers who are experiencing the exact opposite workforce trend: a nationwide shortage.While the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects nursing to grow by 15 percent through 2026 at a “much faster than average” pace for all occupations, nursing school faculty is declining across the U.S. due to retirements and higher compensation offered in clinical and private-sector settings.As of 2016, the American Association of College Nurses reported that there were 1,567 faculty vacancies identified across 821 nursing schools with baccalaureate and/or graduate programs. It’s expected that by 2022, more than 34,200 new educators will be needed.“It’s an issue across the state and the nation,” said Clark College President Bob Knight.A nationwide problem at the local levelAt Clark College, faculty and administrators have grappled with how to attack the issue, which has been exacerbated by recent staff departures.last_img read more

State lobbyists often file questionable reports

first_imgOLYMPIA — At the end of February, the restaurant Anthony’s Homeport on the Olympia waterfront saw a table for five that racked up a total bill of $343.88. If the tab had been split evenly, Democratic Sen. Steve Hobbs and Democratic Rep. Dean Takko each would have had a dinner portion exceeding $67, an amount that would have forced an extra layer of reporting. But when Boeing lobbyist Susan Champlain reported the expenditure on her disclosure filing, she wrote that the lawmaker portions of the bill were just over $45 apiece — a little under the $50 reporting threshold. Champlain listed herself and another Boeing lobbyist as having a total portion of $207.84. A Boeing spokeswoman said in a statement that the company’s representatives arrived at the restaurant earlier than the elected officials, ordered beverages and appetizers while waiting, and covered the tip and taxes at the end of the meal.“The amounts listed for each legislator accurately reflect the cost of legislator meals alone as neither official consumed pre-dinner food and beverages,” said Boeing spokeswoman Sue Bradley.That filing is just one of many peculiar reports that appear to have become commonplace among Washington state lobbyists, who face almost no scrutiny for the bewildering records they file with the state’s Public Disclosure Commission.last_img read more

18 plan to introduce new employee benefits in 2017

first_imgAlmost a fifth (18%) of respondents plan to introduce new employee benefits in 2017, according to research by Secondsight.Its survey of 250 UK-based HR directors and managers at organisations with 50-5,000 employees, also found that just 5% of respondents intend to remove benefits in 2017.The research also found:95% of respondents will see their benefits budget rise in 2017.53% of respondents offer employee benefits because they want to look after their employees, 44% use employee benefits as a recruitment tool, and 42% provide employee benefits because they believe they are good for their employees’ wellbeing.55% of respondents provide employees with access to a wellbeing programme.29% of respondents would like to offer financial education in 2017, 49% would like to introduce mental health first aid benefits, and 34% plan to implement some form of critical illness or medical insurance this year.62% of respondents expect the decision to leave the European Union (EU) to impact their HR strategy, and 39% believe that Brexit will make it more difficult to recruit the right people.Ian Bird (pictured), director of business development at Secondsight, said: “The wellbeing agenda is gaining momentum, with employers taking a broader view when it comes to employee wellbeing; it seems there’s a real focus not only on the more traditional wellbeing, but also now on financial wellbeing and mental wellbeing.“Uncertainty is going to make HR’s life more difficult. However, in spite of the times that we live in, it is encouraging to see employers investing in the future of their employees through the benefits package.“While almost all employers questioned will see a budget rise in 2017, increased costs and the impact of Brexit will have wider ramifications on the HR strategy going forward, which we will need to consider.”last_img read more

MANUU to become nodal agency for Urdu Dr Aslam Parvaiz

first_imgHyderabad: Publication of books and spreading their content through social media is vital in promotion of knowledge. Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) is working on both the fronts. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz, Vice Chancellor expressed these views today after inaugurating books sale counter of Directorate of Translation & Publication (DTP) on University Campus. Also Read – 3-day Snacks Festival begins at Ameerpet Metro station Advertise With Us MANUU can play a leading role at national level as a nodal agency for promoting of a language of knowledge, he added. DTP shall make an attempt to include knowledge-based literature into the category of non-fiction literature. This will be a bold step. We need to show dedication to the extent of craziness, he remarked. Dr.Abid Moiz, Consultant, Centre for Promotion of Knowledge in Urdu, compared the contribution of the fledging DTP to that of erstwhile Darut Tarjuma (Translation Bureau) of Osmania University. Also Read – Governor felicitates Sai Praneeth Advertise With Us Earlier, Prof. Mohd. Zafaruddin, Director, DTP, briefed the audience about the aims and objectives of the Directorate through power point. DTP is basically publishing three types of books, glossaries, knowledge & syllabi based books. Besides it also publishes MANUU’s first literary and research Journal “Adab-o-Saqafat”. Dr.Aslam Parwez, Translator, DTP proposed vote of thanks.last_img read more

Annual Brahmotsavams at Tirumala from Sept 30 to Oct 8

first_imgTirupati: The annual Brahmotsavams of Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirumala will be conducted from September 30 to October 8 with majestic Vahana Sevas of the Lord both in the mornings and evenings for nine days. The religious fete which is popular nationwide will start with Dhwajarohanam on September 30 and would conclude with Chakrasnanam on October 8. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to TTD sources, the schedule of Vahana Sevas to be held daily during the Utsavam is as follows: September 30 evening – Pedda Sesha Vahanam, October 1 – Chinna Sesha Vahanam and Hamsa Vahanam, October 2 – Simha Vahanam and Muthyapu Pandiri Vahanam, October 3 -Kalpavruksha Vahanam and Sarva Bhupala Vahanam, October 4 – Mohini Avataram and Garuda Vahanam, October 5 – Hanumanta Vahanam, Swarna Ratham and Gaja Vahanam, October 6 – Surya Prabha Vahanam and Chandra Prabha Vahanam, October 7 – Rathotsavam and Aswa Vahanam, October 8 – Chakra Snanam and Dwajavarohanam.last_img read more

Shah Rukh Khan shamed by Pakistan viewers for producing Bard of Blood

first_imgExtremely disappointed to see another Bollywood star like @iamsrk falling to the level of jingoistic,one sided,short sighted, almost selfish propaganda to probably “fit in” the Hindu supremacist environment amd to poorly prove their loyalty.True stars are sensitive not selfish These are the best of times These are the worst of times Only celebrities with power amd reach like @iamsrk are expected to be sensitive about what they are producing. #Netflix also all set to become a propaganda machine. Tariq Naeem @TariqNaPakistan India is a deluded nation, high on fantasies of Bollywood. They can only make propaganda films to demonize Pakistan. But when their spies & fighter pilots enter Pak, they are paraded on TV like this. RAW agent Kulbhushan Jadhav and IAF pilot Abhindandan captured in 2016 and 2019. We know how to welcome the espionage..! Do you have some guts to admit the reality.?? If yes then please come out of Bollywood fantasies.. Fe’reeha Idrees@ abbtakk @Fereeha Hariskhan @hariskhanbest Dear @netflix I’m canceling my subscription after looking at the trailer of #BardOfBlood I & a lot of muslims around the world don’t pay u to make us look bad. We aren’t what u are portraying to the world, cuz of such shit show, u are building an extreme narrative about muslims. U people are so obsessed with us and here we don’t give a fuck. How delusional u people are. Lol we WIN! Fahim Fateyan @IbnSamani @netflix it’s 2019 and I think you should get rid of the racist, hate-mongering and stereotyping content. Pakistan is not what it is being shown. Summaya @IamSummayaCh Asfandyar Bhittani @BhittaniKhannnn ….as if we haven’t seen a series like this a million times before. Bring back the Veer-Zaara SRK. Bushra Joyo-Gandhi @filmyjoyo mr srk u should be ashamed of yourself u should be the part of humanity fr kashmir n peace for both countries n what u r showing being a Muslim shame on u Ambreen @itx_halloween You can be a Khan of Khans like Imran Khan stands fearlessly to speak the truth or a fame-money loving puppet like Shah Rukh Khan working to please Hindu fascists. I will make sure nobody in my circle watches his movies anymore. He made all the Khans ashamed! How shameful and unbelievably disconnected from reality. How much more harm will this cause to the minority community that has always supported you. I was one of them, but not after this. Shame. Mustafa @MustafaNewaz Furqan Shayk @FurqanShayk SRK lamented about Muslims being branded as terrorists when My Name is Khan was released in 2010. Now his #BardOfBlood trailer shows Muslims only as terrorists. If you don’t have the spine to speak against anti-Muslim crimes, at least feel some shame in promoting Islamophobia. How to make money from a movie is good. And Indian people are so stupid that they consider themselves true heroes of the film HaseebHR @HR4111 A. Ali @kharthoom I have always respected you and expected you to use your huge influence and celebrity power to bring peace and love between Pakistan & India. This will only spread more hatred & will create a false image of Pakistan and Muslims. Sad. Disappointing. Shame on you Mr Khan You are not aware of reality, Visit Pakistan meet Kulbhushan Yadav Then you will know your row agent reality, In reality terrorist row agent Dr.Zeeshan Aqeel Khokhar. @zeeshan_aqeel Ayesha Malik @Spishaa SRK is showing what Pakistan reality is,a TERRORIST STATE. It nurture & exports terror worldwide. Instead of accusing Shahrukh & #BardofBlood. Pakistan must take serious steps against terrorists or in October FATF will blacklist your country.SRK annual income is more than pak GDP I am amazed to see Pakistan politician , army & awaam going nuts over #BardOfBlood , accusing @iamsrk like mad people. Just imagine if Shahrukh plays Wing commander Abhinandan in a film made on #BalakotAirStrike , Entire pak would go berserk & will start demanding loan from SRK Ashar Jawad @AsharJawad A curse on those who still following @iamsrk on social media because he is not worth following. And one thing more Mr. @iamsrk we know that having a Muslim name does not make anyone a Muslim so keep doing your work like this bull shit. Komal Shahid @ArmedWithWords Emran Hashmi with Shah Rukh Khan in Bard of Blood promoScreenshot of Netflix videoShah Rukh Khan has been facing massive protest from Pakistanis, including Major General Asif Ghafoor, on social media for producing Bard of Blood, ever since Netflix India released its trailer on the internet.Bard of Blood is an Indian spy thriller web series, which is based on the 2015 fictional espionage thriller novel written by debutant author Bilal Siddiqi, who wrote it at the age of 20. It is an eight-episode series that revolves around the story of an ex-RAW agent. The series will premiere on 27 September 2019 on Netflix.It is about excommunicated RAW agent Kabir Anand, courageous analyst Isha Khanna and sleeper agent Veer Singh, who take on a covert mission in Balochistan, when four Indian spies are captured. Directed by Ribhu Dasgupta, the film features Emraan Hashmi, Kirti Kulhari, Vineet Kumar Singh, Jaideep Ahlawat, Amyra Dastur and Sobhita Dhulipala in the lead role.Netflix unleashed the trailer of Bard of Blood online on August 22. Shah Rukh Khan, who has produced it under his banner Red Chillies Entertainment, tweeted the video and wrote, “The trailer of our first @netflix series #BardOfBlood is here. A thrilling tale of espionage, vengeance, love and duty. Hope u enjoy it… @NetflixIndia @RedChilliesEnt @emraanhashmi @_GauravVerma @BilalS158 @ribhudasgupta.Shah Rukh Khan is probably the most popular Indian actor in Pakistan and many film goers in the country follows him on Twitter. The superstar started receiving flak from his Pakistani fans within minutes after he tweeted the trailer of Bard of Blood. They alleged that SRK is projecting all Muslims as terrorist in a bid to please Hindu fascists. They also threatened Netflix to boycott the much-awaited web-series.Major General Asif Ghafoor hit out at Shah Rukh Khan for allegedly projecting Pakistan in a badlight. He tweeted, “Stay in bollywood syndrome @iamsrk. For reality see RAW Spy Kulbhushan Jadev, Wing Comd Abhinandan & state of 27 Feb 2019. You could rather promote peace & humanity by speaking against atrocities in IOJ&K and against Hindituva of Nazism obsessed RSS.”Here is how Pakistani fans responded to Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet on the trailer of Bard of Blood:Irena Akbar @irenaakbar It will serve India far better if you guys make a series based on actual events. i.e Rogue spy agency RAW sending agents like Kulbhushan Jadhav to train terrorists in Balochistan & Pakhtunkhwa but they keep getting arrested, & India failing to get them back. Food for thought. Rohit Jaiswal @rohitjswl01 @iamsrk it’s really distasteful. You could have show terrorists by any other forms but shaming Pakistan such way not appreciable. Being Indian i don’t need to give nationalist certificate to anyone and i am not against Pakistan i am against their army and politics.However, the people in India feel that their anger and protest will have a least effect on the success of Netflix’s Bard of Blood. They mocked the Pakistani viewers over them boycotting the web series.Sumit kadel @SumitkadeI Massive Protest against #ShahRukhKhan in #Pakistan for producing #BardOfBlood, Pakistani awaam claims he is muslim first and must avoid showing Pakistani peaceful terrorist as global terrorist, because they claim these terrorists are CHINDI terrorist and not Global terrorist Massive loss to #ShahRukhKhan after #Pakistan awaam says they will boycott #BardOfBlood.. @iamsrk all set to face a huge loss of ₹ 532/- in return to this massive loss, SRK said “Ek mahine ka Tata Sky nhi bharvaunga”Mr @iamsrk there’s a big difference in bollywood’s indian agent and REAL Indian agentAttached video is APPROVAL for you. ?— Atif Younis || Kashmiri?|| (@Atii_Tweets) August 23, 2019 When Indian come out of #Bollywood this is what happens to him ????????— Engr Mian Ayub (@EngrMianAyub) August 23, 2019 rare photo of indian media feeding lies to their citizens— zæn (@dedlad) August 24, 2019 Indian officers in series Vs in real !!— Soban. 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