Zagreb County will once again award public recognitions to individuals and legal entities, institutions, associations responsible for the economic, social and cultural development of Zagreb County and its promotion in the country and the world. The competition for the award of public recognitions is open until May 31, 2019. You can see more information about the competition and the application form HERE. The proposal for the awarding of public recognitions of the Zagreb County may be submitted by members of the County Assembly, working bodies, the Zagreb County Prefect, citizens, citizens’ associations, companies, religious communities, cultural, sports and other institutions. Source / photo: Zagrebačka županija Potential candidates can be individuals or legal entities who, through their continuous and extremely important scientific, professional, artistic, pedagogical or other public work, have made a lasting contribution and achieved exceptional results in improving the situation and development of certain activities and its international promotion. Also, the future winner of the public award should enjoy the reputation of exemplary employees and experts in his environment. One of the criteria is the achieved result in the overall economic or social development of Zagreb County. The proposal for awarding public recognitions must contain the CV of the proposed candidate for awarding public recognition, the exact name of the company, institution, association or other legal entity proposed for awarding public recognitions with a thorough explanation of the reasons, appropriate documentation and information about the applicant.
MOKPO, South Korea — The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers struggled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.Police said a high school vice principal who had been rescued from the ferry was found hanging Friday from a pine tree on Jindo, an island near the sunken ship where survivors have been housed. He was the leader of a group of 323 students traveling on the ship on a school excursion, and said in a suicide note that he felt guilty for being alive while more than 200 of his students were missing.Prosecutors and police also said Friday they have asked a court to issue arrest warrants for the captain and two other crewmembers.Besides the teacher, at least 28 people are now confirmed dead from the ferry, the Sewol, which sank Wednesday. Officials said there were 174 survivors and about 270 people remain missing, many of them high school students. With the chances of survival becoming slimmer by the hour, it was shaping up to be one of South Korea’s worst disasters, made all the more heartbreaking by the likely loss of so many young people, aged 16 or 17.The ship had left the northwestern port of Incheon on Tuesday on an overnight journey to the holiday island of Jeju in the south with 476 people aboard. It capsized within hours of the crew making a distress call to the shore at 9 a.m. Soon, only its dark blue keel jutted out over the surface. By late Friday, even that had disappeared, and rescuers floated two giant beige buoys to mark the area. Navy divers attached underwater air bags to the 6,852-ton ferry to prevent it from sinking further, the Defense Ministry said. Coast guard officials said divers began pumping air into the ship in an attempt to sustain any survivors.On Jindo’s shore, angry and bewildered relatives watched the rescue attempts. Some held a Buddhist prayer ritual, crying and praying for their relatives’ safe return.
Kolkata: An elderly person and his wife were found dead inside their flat located at Sukantanagar in Salt Lake on Monday morning. Sleuths suspect that they had committed suicide as a note was recovered in which it was stated that the family was going through a financial crunch and could not continue with their mentally challenged son’s treatment.The couple has been identified as Ranjit Das (67) and Mamata Das (56). According to locals, on Monday, Ranjit and Mamata’s son aged around 22 years, approached them and stated that his parents have committed suicide. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedSome locals rushed to their flat and found Ranjit hanging from a ceiling fan while Mamata was lying on the bed unconsciously. Immediately, Bidhannagar South police station was informed. Sleuths sent both Ranjit and Mamata’s bodies to Bidhannagar Sub-Divisional Hospital where doctors declared both of them brought dead. Neighbours also informed that the Das family used to reside at the flat for the past six years. Their two daughters are married and their son is mentally challenged. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseLocals claimed that Ranjit and Mamata’s son used to get violent often. A few months ago, he ransacked a local shop and tried to attack a person with a sharp weapon. He also used to torture his parents. Recently, he was admitted to a hospital where his treatment was going on. Four days ago he had been released. Ranjit used to own a jewellery shop in Beliaghata which he had to sell to continue their son’s treatment. Despite selling the shop, they had to spend all their savings and even borrowed a lot of money from several people. Locals informed that their son used to beat them up often for no good reason. Sources informed that a suicide note was found from the room in which Ranjit and Mamata’s bodies were found stating that they were going through a financial crunch and thus, they were forced to commit suicide. It was also written that their daughters will be the joint owners of the flat after their death. Also, Ranjit and Mamata asked them to leave their mentally challenged brother on the road as they should not think about him anymore. Though the suicide note was recovered, sleuths are not sure about the suicide angle. This is because, apparently, there was no sign of poisoning on Mamata’s body. Sleuths suspect that Ranjit must have killed her before hanging himself. Sources informed that both of their daughters identified the handwriting in the note as Mamata’s. Police are waiting for the autopsy report.
It’s been over five years since iRobot released the Roomba 560 cleaning bot. During that time the autonomous cleaner saw a number of new firmware revisions but no significant changes (unless if you purchased the AeroVac upgrade kit). Even so, up until recently it remained a highly recommended option and the most practical choice in the iRobot’s lineup. Then, in August, the Roomba 650 was announced as the successor to the 560 (or, more accurately, the 600 series was replacing the 500 series) and finally fans of home-cleaning robots has something to look forward to.Since 2007 new Roombas have gotten wireless controls, a slick new design, and better cleaning patterns, but not all of those features made their way to the Roomba 650. In fact, the 600 series lacks the wireless controls of the Roomba 790 Best Price at Amazon and does not have the sharp-edged design found in the 700 series. The 650 is essentially a 560 with an improved cleaning head module (what holds the rotating beaters), a dustbin with better airflow, and a nearly-all-black design. All of the 600 series models have a lively bit of color found in a ring on the top, with the 650’s being yellow. It’s purely aesthetic, but it looks better than the previous generation if that matters much to you (it’ll be covered in cat hair and dust in a matter of days anyway).The 650’s set of sensors, which help tell the vacuuming bot where to go and what to clean, are essentially the same as the 500 series and didn’t see any of the minor improvements that are in the 700s. The new model did gen an updated firmware though, so it’s slightly smarter than before and presumably was able to learn the lessons of five years of iRobot’s R&D.During usage the 650 does its job and it does it well. The bot bobs and weaves around the floor, not caring if it’s on hardwood, a rug, or tile. It’s able to get between chairs, under couches, and recognize if the object in front of it is solid or something it can pass under, like a tablecloth. Of course, all of iRobot’s previous bots could do the same, so the question for me became, is the 650 any better?The cleaning head module (CHM) and new dust bin are definite improvements. The 500 series’ CHM was imperfect (bordering on faulty) and the new one is rock solid. This means the Roomba won’t start clunking, and stop cleaning, when it hits an uneven surface or a similar obstacle. And the new bin means improved suction, more debris crammed inside, and a vacuum that is better able to deal with hair. The bot does not have the 700 series’ dual HEPA filters, Dirt Detect Series 2 debris sensing, or “Persistent Pass” back-and-forth cleaning action for problem areas. So, yes, it’s an improvement on the 500 series, but the 700 series retains its premium title.Roomba 650 and Roomba 560Like the 560 before it, the 650 has scheduling. This is the only notable perk of the higher end model compared to the $350 Roomba 630, though some people will also prefer the 650’s black-on-black to the 630’s silver-on-black (the color being the only other difference). So if you don’t plan on using the 7-day schedule feature then you should save yourself the $50 and go with the 630. That said, the scheduling is one of the Roomba’s most useful functions and it shows off the robot’s clever ability to find it’s way home when it needs to be recharged. (Seriously, every time I run my Roomba and it is back on its charging station when I get home, I’m quite proud of it.)Ultimately the Roomba 650 is a very good cleaning bot. And it does have a few improvements over the 500 series, but these aren’t nearly as major as you might expect given the length of time since the 560 came out. And bear in mind, if you have replaced your 500’s cleaning head module and you upgraded to the Aerovac bin, than you pretty much have a 600 series bot already, less the new firmware and that cute yellow ring.I would have really liked to see the 600 series integrate a USB port or some other easy way to upgrade the firmware, as well as upgraded sensors and quieter operation. Seeing a product come out that’s no quieter than my 560 and that still bounces too hard into the leg of my couch is a bit disappointing, even if the 650 is a good all-around performer. The facts of the matter are that the 700 series isn’t worth the extra money, the 600 series gets the job done but is a minor evolution, and the Roomba’s probably won’t see any major changes until we see some serious competition in the market. With Samsung and LG having no presence in the US market, and iRobot having just bought it’s biggest competitor (Evolution Robotics) it might be some time before that happens.The Roomba 650 is currently available for $400.Roomba 650 – topRoomba 650 – topRoomba 650 – scheduleRoomba 650 – Roomba 560Roomba 650 and Roomba 560Roomba 650 – bottomThis review was based on a retail version of the Roomba 650, provided to Geek.com by iRobot.