BSP AAP BJD spring surprise by backing govt on Article 370 JDU

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first_imgNew Delhio: In an embarrassment for the BJP, BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U), which had also opposed the Triple Talaq Bill, staged a walkout as soon as Home Minister Amit Shah moved the J&K reorganisation bill.Even as the government on Monday abolished Article 370, which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and moved a bill to bifurcate the state into two separate union territories, it received support in the Parliament from unlikely quarters, with staunch critics like Mayawati’s BSP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) backing the move. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsApart from BSP and AAP, fence-sitters like Naveen Patnaik’s BJD, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s YSRCP and Bodoland People’s Front (BDF) also supported the J&K Reorganisation Bill, which provides for the formation of the Union Territory of Ladakh without legislature and a separate one for Jammu and Kashmir with the legislature. NDA allies Shiv Sena, AIADMK and SAD also backed the government move amid a massive uproar by the Opposition. In an embarrassment for the BJP, BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U), which had also opposed the Triple Talaq Bill, staged a walkout as soon as Home Minister Amit Shah moved the resolution on Article 370 as also the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday “Our chief Nitish Kumar is carrying forward the tradition of JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia and George Fernandes. So our party is not supporting the Bill moved in the Rajya Sabha today. We have different thinking. We want that Article 370 should not be revoked,” senior JD(U) leader KC Tyagi said.Besides JD(U), Congress, TMC, DMK, PDP and Vaiko’s MDMK vehemently opposed the move, with members creating a ruckus in the Well of the House and shouting slogans such as ‘We want justice’ and ‘Don’t divide Kashmir’. Samajwadi Party (SP) members, however, did not join them in the well. PDP members Nazir Ahmad Laway and Mir Mohammad Fayaz shouted slogans and tore posters. Laway even tore the ‘kurta’ he was wearing. MDMK’s Vaiko said the government was killing democracy. “Emergency days have come back,” he said. “You have played with the sentiments of people of Kashmir. When additional army personnel were deployed there, I was worried. Kashmir should not become Kosovo, East Timor and South Sudan,” Vaiko said in the Rajya Sabha on Monday. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal said his party supported the Centre’s decisions on Jammu and Kashmir. “We hope this will bring peace and development in the state,” the chief minister tweeted.last_img read more

International court to investigate Qadhafi regime for crimes against humanity

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2 March 2011The International Criminal Court (ICC) will investigate Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s regime for crimes against humanity in repressing peaceful protesters, as a top United Nations official today called for global action to avert a humanitarian disaster inside the country. The International Criminal Court (ICC) will investigate Libyan President Muammar Al-Qadhafi’s regime for crimes against humanity in repressing peaceful protesters, as a top United Nations official today called for global action to avert a humanitarian disaster inside the country.ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo said today preliminary examination of available information shows that an investigation is warranted after the Security Council last week asked him to look into the violent repression in which more than 1,000 people are reported to have been killed and many more injured as Mr. Qadhafi’s loyalists opened fire on peaceful civilians demanding his ouster.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo will present an overview of the alleged crimes committed in Libya since 15 February and information on the entities and persons who could be prosecuted at a news conference in The Hague tomorrow.After his investigation he will present his case to ICC judges who will then decide whether or not to issue arrest warrants based on the evidence. Only one sitting head of State has so far been indicted by the ICC and slapped with an arrest warrant – Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who was charged in March 2008 with war crimes and crimes against humanity in the strife-torn Darfur region.The General Assembly yesterday suspended Libya from the UN Human Rights Council for “gross and systematic” human rights violations because of the violent repression.Meanwhile, UN agencies on the ground are gearing up to provide humanitarian aid for the more than 150,000 people who have already fled to neighbouring Tunisia and Egypt and the many more who remain within Libya, with the World Food Programme (WFP) launching a $38.7 million emergency operation to provide food aid to 2.7 million people in the three countries. “We are planning for a three-month emergency operation that will help shore up Egyptian and Tunisian food safety nets and will also purchase food from the region to help ensure that recovery from the disruption can begin immediately,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said today in Tunisia, where she visited the border with Libya to see first-hand the crisis sparked by the influx of refugees, already nearing 100,000 there alone.“We call upon the world for immediate support for this appeal,” she added. “I was surrounded by tens of thousands of people fleeing violence. It is clear the world must increase humanitarian action to prevent a disaster inside Libya. We call for safe humanitarian access, especially to western Libya. Cutting off food supplies must not be used as a weapon,” she added. In New York, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos allocated $5 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which provides immediate aid for sudden-onset crises, to help those fleeing violence in Libya. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has also appealed to Governments to urgently supply massive financial and logistical assets, including planes, boats and expert personnel.Beyond the urgent need to feed those crossing into Tunisia and Egypt, Ms. Sheeran cited the threat to food distribution systems, especially in Libya, where stocks are being depleted, and supply chains are disrupted. WFP, the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger globally, is already distributing the first airlift of 80 metric tons of high energy biscuits, flown in on Monday, at Tunisian-Libyan border crossing points.“As part of our contingency planning we have also re-routed shipments of wheat and wheat flour to the Tunisian border and the Libyan port of Benghazi where it will be pre-positioned to meet immediate humanitarian needs that may arise,” Ms. Sheeran said, referring to the eastern Libyan city where anti-Qadhafi forces are in control. “WFP has a strong presence inside Libya and we are currently making assessments that will allow us to quickly direct life-saving food assistance towards those who are most vulnerable.” Nearly 100,000 people are also reported to have fled into Egypt. Many of the refugees are migrant workers and male. Yesterday, UNHCR voiced concern that a large number of sub-Saharan Africans were not being allowed entry into Tunisia, and the Geneva-based UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination today called on the international community to seek urgent measures to protect non-citizens, migrant populations, migrant workers, refugees and other minority groups in Libya.In a related development, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today that it is halting all cooperation with the Libyan authorities.UNESCO has been involved in a range of activities in Libya, notably in the areas of science, culture and communication, according to a news release issued by the Paris-based agency. Many of these activities have been funded under a partnership agreement with the Qadhafi International Foundation for Charity Associations, signed in 2001. This partnership has now been terminated, UNESCO stated, adding that cooperation with Libya will resume as soon as the rights of the Libyan people are fully respected. read more

TSX sharply lower amid major US jobs disappointment dismal Chinese data

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TORONTO — The Toronto stock market kicked off June trading with a sharp loss Friday and commodity prices hit fresh multi-month lows amid data showing a big drop in U.S. job creation last month and a further slowing of China’s economy.The S&P/TSX composite index fell 152.01 points to 11,361.2. Losses would have been much more severe had it not been for jump of almost 7% in the gold sector. As it is, the TSX fell 1.86% this week, leaving the main index 5% below where it started the year. The TSX Venture Exchange added 1.86 of a point to 1,291.59.The U.S. Labour Department said the American economy only managed to create 69,000 jobs last month, far below the modest expectation for 158,000 jobs. The jobless rate edged up 0.1 of a point to 8.2%.The dismal employment data again reminded investors that the recovery from the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession remains slow.[np-related]“The job growth is disappointing but it is growth nonetheless so it is all consistent with that,” said Robert Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse, who observed that recessions associated with credit crises are longer and deeper than average.“But it is frustratingly slow — and that’s perhaps the operative phrase here — it’s a frustratingly slow grind as we gradually get out of the credit crisis.”The TSX and the dollar also failed to find lift from another report showing Canadian economic growth met expectations for the first quarter, rising at an annualized rate of 1.9%.But the report showed Canadian economic growth faltered at the end of the quarter, with March growth coming in at 0.1%, lower than the 0.3% reading economists expected.The loonie closed down 0.6 of a cent to a five-and-a-half-month low of 96.21 US cents as traders sold off riskier assets such as resource-based currencies, commodities and equities and sought safety in U.S. Treasuries. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield dropped below 1.5% for the first time ever, falling to 1.46% late in the afternoon.U.S. markets retreated as the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 274.88 points to 12,118.57, leaving the blue chip index under water for the year.The Nasdaq composite index was down 79.86 points to 2,747.48 and the S&P 500 index slid 32.29 points to 1,278.04.Markets were already poised for a rough ride Friday after China’s state-affiliated Federation of Logistics and Purchasing had earlier reported that its purchasing managers index, or PMI, fell 2.9 percentage points to 50.4% in May, just above the 50 level that signifies expansion. The index was at 53.3 in April.And HSBC’s index, which is adjusted for seasonal conditions and is more weighted toward export manufacturers, fell to 48.4 in May from 49.3 in April.The European debt crisis is pinching China’s export manufacturers, while moves to control property prices have chilled spending on construction. Some analysts said the surveys suggest China’s economic growth will fall below eight% in the second quarter.This was a double shot of bad news as China has been an important element in helping the global economy recover from the recession that followed the 2009 financial collapse.The energy sector led losses, down 3.26% as crude prices fell below the US$84 a barrel level after worries about a slowing global economy, the eurozone crisis and a higher U.S. dollar combined to drive oil down 17% last month.The July contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell US$3.30 to US$83.23 a barrel. Suncor Energy fell 56 cents to US$27.47 and Canadian Natural Resources gave back $1.10 to $28.56.The financials sector was also a major weight, down 2.84% with TD Bank $2.19 lower to $76.88 while CIBC lost $1.62 to $70.45.The base metals sector also gave back gains, down 1.45% as the July copper contract on the Nymex fell five cents to US$3.31 a pound after dropping 12.43% in May. Copper is widely viewed as a key economic barometer as it is used in so many industries and China has been the biggest purchaser of the metal. Lundin Mining lost six cents to $4 while First Quantum Minerals shed 34 cents to $17.75.The gold sector ran ahead as bullion prices turned positive after the jobs data with the August contract up US$57.90 to US$1,622.10 an ounce. Goldcorp Inc. jumped $3.23 to $40.93 while Barrick Gold Corp. improved by $3.06 to $43.65.Weak data from Europe was one more reason for traders to keep to the sidelines Friday. A survey on Europe’s manufacturing sector was decidedly downbeat, falling to 45.1 points, with the measure for Germany, which had grown steadily throughout the debt crisis of the past two years, hitting a 35-month low of 45.2.Analysts said the figures suggested the region would experience an even deeper economic downturn than previously forecast.The gloomy data further darkened the mood among investors, who have been increasingly spooked by the possibility that the 17-country eurozone might break up.The head of the European Central Bank drove home those concerns on Thursday when he told EU leaders that the currency union is unsustainable in its current form.The euro fell almost 7% in May and hit a new two-year low of US$1.2322 before rising to $1.2426.The likelihood of Greece leaving the euro grew in early May when parties opposed to the terms of the country’s financial rescue won at the polls. New elections are planned for next month.This week, Spain became the new focus of the crisis after its borrowing rates soared to nearly 7%, a level that is considered unsustainable as worries grew about the stability of the country’s banks. read more

Transat AT laying off 78 workers as it closes Toronto call centre

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MONTREAL — Transat A.T. is eliminating 78 jobs as it closes its Toronto call centre and reorganizes some of its tour activities in a bid to improve profitability.The Montreal-based company, which operates Air Transat, said 66 positions will be eliminated when the Toronto call centre closes Sept. 12.Meanwhile, 63 jobs at its cruise call centre in Montreal will be converted to “hybrid” positions that will respond to calls about various vacation packages from consumers, travel agents and businesses.Transat A.T. to sell its French and Greek tour businesses with German company making $80M offerCheap flights for transatlantic flyers coming this summer in ‘ultra-competitive’ marketTransat said its new cruise offering will focus on the sale of packages including flights, transfers and cruises, while customers wanting to purchase just a cruise alone can do so from a Transat travel agent.Transat is also ending its Discoveries Collection tours in South America, Asia and Africa as it launches a new guided tour program in Europe and sun destinations for 2017.The change will result in the elimination of 12 non-unionized sales and marketing positions in Montreal.“From now on, the company will focus on destinations served by Air Transat flights,” said spokeswoman Debbie Cabana.Transat recently announced that Germany’s TUI AG had made a firm offer to purchase its Transat France and Tourgreece tour businesses, worth about $80.3 million.Transat A.T. operates an integrated travel business that includes flights on its Air Transat airline and vacation packages in North America, Europe and other areas. read more

Bank of Canada daily avg for the Cdn dollar 8198 cents US

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The average value for the Canadian dollar on Thursday was 81.98 cents US, down 0.07 of a cent from Wednesday.The U.S. dollar was at C$1.2198, up 0.11 of a cent.Pound sterling was at C$1.6320, up 2.01 cents, and US$1.3379, up 1.53 cents.The Euro was at C$1.4506, down 0.11 of a cent.Quotations provided by the Bank of Canada.

Stocks slide on Wall Street SP 500 index is on track for

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Stocks slide on Wall Street; S&P 500 index is on track for its first weekly loss since June AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2013 12:03 pm MDT NEW YORK, N.Y. – Stocks are falling in midday trading on Wall Street, putting the market on track for its first weekly loss since June.The Dow Jones industrial average was down 128 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 15,367 shortly before noon Friday.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was down nine points, or 0.6 per cent, at 1,688.The Nasdaq composite was down 14, or 0.4 per cent, at 3,654.The S&P 500 is heading for its first weekly loss in seven weeks. It closed at a record high a week ago.The market has been mostly slipping this week as companies report mixed earnings and disappointing revenue.Gap fell 4 per cent to $43.63 after reporting that its sales edged up just 1 per cent last month, less than analysts were expecting. read more

UN concerned at broad application of death penalty in Bruneis revised penal

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Rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations for Muslims, insulting any verses of the Quran and Hadith, blasphemy, declaring oneself a prophet or non-Muslim, and murder are the other offences for which the death penalty could be applied under the revised code, which is due to come into force on 22 April.“Application of the death penalty for such a broad range of offences contravenes international law,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).“We urge the Government to delay the entry into force of the revised penal code and to conduct a comprehensive review ensuring its compliance with international human rights standards,” he told a news conference in Geneva.Noting that Brunei has maintained an effective moratorium on the use of the death penalty since 1957, OHCHR urged the Government to establish a formal moratorium and to work towards abolishing the practice altogether.Among other measures, the revised code introduces stoning to death as the specific method of execution for rape, adultery, sodomy and extramarital sexual relations. “Under international law, stoning people to death constitutes torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is thus clearly prohibited,” stated Mr. Colville. He added that a number of UN studies have also revealed that women are more likely to be sentenced to death by stoning, due to deeply entrenched discrimination and stereotyping against them, including among law enforcement and judicial officers. The criminalization and application of the death penalty for consensual relations between adults in private also violates a whole host of rights, including the rights to privacy, to equality before the law, the right to health and freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention, Mr. Colville noted.“The provisions of the revised penal code may encourage further violence and discrimination against women and also against people on the basis of sexual orientation,” he warned. read more

Bringing nuclear test ban treaty into force a central pillar of global

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However, despite being widely supported – with 184 signatories and 168 ratifying States – it has not yet entered into force, more than two decades after its adoption.“Honoring those victims requires bringing nuclear testing to a permanent end,” said the Secretary-General, stressing that “yet, an effective and legally-binding prohibition remains one of the longest unfulfilled goals of nuclear disarmament.”The UN chief stressed that the CTBT is vital to ensuring there are no more victims; it is also essential to advancing nuclear disarmament.The International Day against Nuclear Tests marks the closing, in 1991, of the nuclear test site in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, the largest in the former Soviet Union. More than 450 tests took place there, with impacts still being felt decades later. The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) is a Vienna-based international organization that will be established upon the entry into force of the CTBT. It will be tasked with verifying the ban and will operate therefore a worldwide monitoring system and may conduct onsite inspections. The Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO, a UN partner forum, was set up in 1997 and consists of a plenary body composed of all States signatories to the Treaty and a Provisional Technical Secretariat.Lassina Zerbo, Executive Secretary of the CTBTO and Beibut Atamkulov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, also issued a joint statement to mark the International Day.“Kazakhstan and the CTBTO encourage States and the civil society to join forces to put an end to nuclear testing through advancing the much needed entry into force of the CTBT,” they said. The joint statement further mentioned the “Nazarbayev Prize for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World and Global Security”, which to be awarded to CTBTO and late Director General, Yukiya Amano, of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).Saying that it is “high time” to bring the Treaty into force, the joint statement urged countries to “take the last steps of this long journey and finish one of the longest sought international instruments in the area of non-proliferation and disarmament.” “I reiterate my call for all States that have not yet done so, to sign and ratify the [Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty], especially those whose ratification is needed for the Treaty’s entry into force,” Mr. Guterres urged in his message for the International Day Against Nuclear Tests, observed annually on 29 August.The Treaty, known worldwide by the acronym CTBT, is a central pillar of international efforts to advancing nuclear disarmament. Check out our roundup of events/comment on International Day #AgainstNuclearTests, urging entry into force of #CTBT: @SinaZerbo @MFA_KZ @Vienna_kz @UN_Vienna— CTBTO (@ctbto_alerts) August 29, 2019 read more

Brian Power appointed ViceProvost and Associate VicePresident Academic

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Brock University Interim Provost Tom Dunk has announced that Brian E. Power will become the University’s new Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic, when he officially begins a five-year term on July 1.Power has been Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities for the past six years and is also former chair of the Department of Music, part of the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts. A scholar in early music, Power is an accomplished choral and solo tenor as well as a violinist.He will succeed Greg Finn, who has held the senior academic administrative position for the past 11 years. Finn will be staying on for six months as a special advisor to the Provost, before taking an administrative leave.Dunk said Power was a strong choice for the important senior role.“Brian knows the Brock community and culture, and he also has considerable administrative experience to complement his scholarly achievements,” said Dunk. “We are pleased to have someone with these qualifications take on this important position for the University.”Power said he welcomes the opportunity to play a new role in helping take the University into a future of new potential.“Academic quality assurance is essential to our mission at Brock,” said Power. “As I join the Office of the Provost, I am both honoured and excited to be taking on this key responsibility.”As an advisor to the Provost, the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic focuses primarily on academic program quality assurance, faculty relations and external reviews of administrative units which support the academic mission. As a member of Brock’s senior academic administration, the position provides vision, leadership and support to the University in all aspects of Brock’s Internal Quality Assurance Process, serving as the University’s key contact for Quality Assurance.The position also administratively supports annual Faculty processes such as tenure and promotion, faculty member annual reports, and co-ordinating all aspects of academic-administrative reviews. read more

Final Fantasy Tactics lands on iPhone August 4th

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first_imgSquare Enix is one of the larger publisher/developers to embrace the iPhone and App Store platforms. Owners of the iPod touch, iPhone, and iPad have been rewarded with access to Final Fantasy games and Secret of Mana. They are expensive, but then Square Enix can get away with the high prices due to the popularity of its games.Now a new game is set to arrive this week from the Japanese developer, and the price is pushing the limits of acceptability in my opinion. Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions will become available on August 4th, the price is a sky high $15.99, which must be one of the highest on the App Store for a game.Final Fantasy Tactics has seen outings on the DS and PSP in recent times, with both games receiving high scores and offering up great turn-based strategy gameplay. Now that gameplay is coming to the App Store, and is based on the PSP version that was released in 2007.Square Enix has confirmed that the game is compatible with the 3GS (but not the 3G), and that the iPad version will take an extra month of development, so we should see it the first week of September. There’s also no multiplayer and no add-ons available.Because you could be playing this on an iPhone that receives calls, the game has also been given an autosave feature meaning your game state isn’t lost.At $15.99 this is a very expensive game for the App Store, but one that fans of the tactics games may be willing to pay. Here’s a gameplay video to help you decide if it’s worth it.More at the Square Enix Facebook page, via GameSpotlast_img read more

2/13 NXT Results: Palatka, FL (Hype Bros vs. Dash/Dawson)

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first_img 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) WWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off Flight Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles 2/13 NXT Results: Palatka, Florida* Hugo Knox def. Sawyer Fulton.* Carmella def. Peyton Royce.* Elias Samson def. Tucker Knight.* Apollo Crews def. Alex Riley.* Enzo Amore & Big Cass def. The Vaudevillains.* Levis Valenzuela def. Angelo Dawkins.* NXT Women’s Champion Bayley def. Liv Morgan.* NXT Tag Team Champions Dash & Dawson def. The Hype Bros.Source: The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four OnlineRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Wrestler Enzo Amore Kicked Off FlightVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:32/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list These Celeb Couples Fell In Love At First Sight Ex-WWE Superstar Enzo Amore Says He’s ‘Retired’ From Wrestling Now Playing Up Next Videos Articles Enzo Amore WhatsApp Dark Phoenix: Temptationcenter_img Pinterest WWE’s Enzo Amore Fired Following Sexual Assault Allegation Twitter Google+ Big Cass Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) Facebook More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FLlast_img read more

RGB shows upward momentum in 1Q19 on higher machine sales

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first_img South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August RelatedPosts Aristocrat wins battle over intellectual property rights with US$3 million settlement Revenue in the Technical Support and Management (TSM) division decreased by 8% in 1Q19 to MYR13.0 million due to low hold factors in certain outlets and higher depreciation on new machines, while Engineering Services also booked a slight decline to MYR282,000.While group-wide results were encouraging, RGB said it expects improved performance on 1Q19 revenue and profit as the year continues.“The Group continues to capitalize on the strong performance of new and existing products under its portfolio in SSM division, to provide additional number of concession machines through the existing and new concessions, to continue aggressive improvement in the performance of concession machines in TSM division, to promote the provision of engineering expertise to across the region and exploring into new markets outside Asia,” it said.“Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Group expects to achieve a better performance this year.” Load More RGB expecting strong 2019 despite second quarter revenue, profit decline Malaysian gaming machine distributor RGB International Berhad saw its profit grow 7% to MYR6.9 million (US$1.6 million) in the three months to 31 March 2019, driven by higher revenue in its Sales and Marketing (SSM) division.Group-wide revenue for the quarter increased 9% to MYR52.2 million (US$12.5 million), with revenue in SSM rising 45% to MYR22.0 million and EBITDA by 688% to MYR4.03 million “due to an increase in the number of products sold, rebate incentives and variation in product mix in this quarter.”last_img read more

18yearold arrested after allegedly posting sex act with 13yearold on Instagram

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first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – Coral Springs Police have arrested an 18-year-old man accused of performing a sexual act with a 13-year-old girl and posting video of it on social media.Police said Luca Limache shared the video on Instagram before he took it down.The girl’s mother alerted police after seeing the video.Limache was arrested on battery and child pornography charges.His bond has been set at $50,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

TS Govt to extend timings at Basti dawakhanas

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first_imgHyderabad: Considering the working hours of the basti dawakhanas that serve slum dwellers, the Hyderabad’s district medical and health officer, along with the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC), decided to extend their timings till 8.00 pm for few basti dawakhanas on a pilot basis very soon.The basti dawakhanas are the latest in the efforts of upgrading primary healthcare made by some states in India. Delhi government started mohalla clinics in 2016. Telangana government has also started around 60 basti dawakhanas for the slum dwellers in various areas to serve them at free of cost. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us Seeing the overwhelming response in some areas, Hyderabad district medical and health officer, along with the civic body, is planning to extend the timings till 8.00 pm in two areas, Ganganagar and Narasimha basti, in city to help the people in slums. Every day, nearly 100 outpatients come to Ganganagar and around 50 to 60 patients come to Narasimha basti. Also Read – Kolkata artists giving final touches to 24 ft clay Ganesh idol Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, Dr Venkat, district medical and health officer, Hyderabad, said, “We set the target to start 124 basti dawakhanas in several areas in the city last year, and we have started in a phased manner, and now around 61 basti dawakhanas are there in city and 18 more dawakhanas are ready to start soon,” he said. “We have recruited staff nurses, but some more doctors are required then we are going to start in some more slums. We will start 18 more basti dawakhanas once we get the community halls in some slum areas,” he said. Advertise With Us One doctor, staff nurses and one other staff are there in each basti dawakhana, and they usually operate from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. We are planning to extend the timings till 8.00 pm on pilot basis upon seeing the overwhelming response in Ganganagar and Narasimha basti, a doctor said. Slum people have requested the officials in Ganganagar and Amberpet to extend the timings of the basti dawakhanas till 8.00 pm, as they will come from the work in the evenings, and they can avail the services. A basti dawakhana provides outpatient consultation for minor ailments, screenings for blood sugar, blood pressure, anemia, provide basic diagnostic services and around 50 lab tests. Each of these dawakhanas has been provided with good number of stock of essential medicines that are dispensed to patients at free of cost. These include medicines for hypertension, diabetes, malaria, dengue, allergies and infections.last_img read more

Oil Industry Expects New Energy Policies From Trump Administration

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first_imgHPM ArchiveDonald Trump, the newly elected president of the USA, could implement new energy policies. X Donald Trump gave speeches saying that America’s energy potential remains untapped — a problem he says is “totally self-inflicted.” Jason Bennett is an energy specialist at Houston-based law firm Baker-Botts.Houston Public Media’s Coverage of Election 2016 “When he talks about energy, he’s really talking about jobs. And I think he understands, as a lot of people do in the energy business, that oil and gas and mining — these are good sources of high-wage middle class jobs.”     Trump has been proposing scrapping regulations that he says are “outdated, unnecessary or bad for workers.” “And the EPA is a lot more active under President Obama and I think that everyone expects, really, that President-elect Trump’s administration over the course of time will look less to sort of shutting down the industry and regulating it, and more on promoting it and trying to develop it.” President Bush was friendly to the oil industry, but production fell during his two terms. President Obama increased regulations, but Forbes magazine says the rise in oil production is the largest in history.Bennett says benefits from new policies would be immediate, but others might take longer. “Investment in the energy business is a long cycle. To start construction in these large-scale facilities — let’s say a refinery — would take a number of years to build.” But Bennett says new energy policies will lead to energy expansions. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /01:25center_img Share Listenlast_img read more

Flickering black hole at center of IC 310 shaking up ideas on

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first_img The black hole at the center of IC 310 (located in the Perseus constellation, approximately 260 million light years away) was first observed in 2012 by a team using a pair of telescopes that together are known as the MAGIC project located on the Spanish Island of La Palma. What struck the team was that the jet of gamma rays being emitted appeared to flicker (showed variations in brightness) at a very high rate—over a period of just minutes. Flickering jet emissions from black holes aren’t something new, of course, but every other one observed thus far has done so over much longer periods of time. When they do occur, researchers have theorized that it occurs due to what they call shock accelerations—particles being suddenly accelerated by shockwaves. But the time rate of the black hole in IC 310 is too fast to be explained by such a theory which means space scientists have had to come up with something else.In this new effort, the researchers suggest that the flickering is likely caused by the same thing that causes pulsars to flicker, namely, spin. Pulsars are stars that have died and collapsed down to a shrunken core—they tend to emit two beams of light. As the pulsar spins, the light that is seen by observers here on Earth appears to flicker, like a beam from a lighthouse to a ship at sea. In this instance, the team suggests the flicker observed with the black hole jets is likely associated with pulsar-like particle acceleration, caused by an electric field that exists spanning the magnetospheric gap that is thought to exist at the base of the jet.The team acknowledges that their theory is weak due to insufficient evidence and they express hope that other examples of similar jet flickering will be found offering more evidence that in the end will more firmly explain the nature of such jet activity. This artist’s concept depicts a supermassive black hole at the center of a galaxy. The blue color here represents radiation pouring out from material very close to the black hole. The grayish structure surrounding the black hole, called a torus, is made up of gas and dust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech 4C+29.30: Black hole powered jets plow into galaxy Journal information: Science More information: Black hole lightning due to particle acceleration at subhorizon scales, Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1256183ABSTRACTSupermassive black holes with masses of millions to billions of solar masses are commonly found in the centers of galaxies. Astronomers seek to image jet formation using radio interferometry but still suffer from insufficient angular resolution. An alternative method to resolve small structures is to measure the time variability of their emission. Here we report on gamma-ray observations of the radio galaxy IC 310 obtained with the MAGIC telescopes, revealing variability with doubling time scales faster than 4.8 min. Causality constrains the size of the emission region to be smaller than 20% of the gravitational radius of its central black hole. We suggest that the emission is associated with pulsar-like particle acceleration by the electric field across a magnetospheric gap at the base of the radio jet. Citation: Flickering black hole at center of IC 310 shaking up ideas on how jets form (2014, November 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from Explore further © 2014 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. ( —A very large team of astronomers and astrophysics from a wide variety of countries has contributed to a research paper published in the journal Science, describing observations made of a black hole at the center of the IC 310 galaxy—a black hole that was observed with a flickering jet that didn’t conform to existing theories. The team offers possible explanations for the unique type of flickering observed and suggests more research will need to be done before any real conclusions can be drawn.last_img read more

ImageGlass is a free image viewer for Windows

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first_imgImageGlass is a free image viewer for Windows by Ashwin on August 07, 2019 in Software – Last Update: August 08, 2019 – 31 commentsWindows 10’s photos app is horrible and slow but it is the default application to display images on the operating system. You can bring back Windows Photo Viewer optionally if you are used to the classic image viewer and prefer it.There are other good options and many Windows users install third-party alternatives such as IrfanView, nomacs, Faststone Image Viewer, XnView, or QuickViewer and use them to view images and photos on the system.ImageGlassImageGlass is a free image viewer for Windows which supports about 72 formats including PSD (Photoshop) and RAW formats. The program is open source and is available as a portable version and installer. It’s fast and relatively light on resources but not the fastest or lightest third-party image viewer that is available for Windows 10.The thing I like the most about the application is the tool bar as it features lots of useful options that are all accessible with just a click. The icons for the options are flat and quite nice as well. You can use the toolbar to navigate from one picture to another, rotate or flip images, scale or zoom the view among other things.The most important options on ImageGlass’ toolbar are the ones at the end of the toolbar. The thumbnail view can be used to bring up a thumbnail preview gallery of all the pictures which are in the same folder which is very useful to search pictures just by glancing at them. The checkerboard background gives the interface a nice photo editor-like look. The other options are to view the image in full-screen, play as a slideshow and delete picture.The title bar is also very useful, it not only displays the name of the picture, but also its file path, resolution or disk size. ImageGlass comes with two themes: dark and light gray but there are more themes available for the program on the official website.Keyboard shortcuts are supported as well. You can use the arrow keys to navigate between images, use shortcuts to save images, start a slideshow, or to zoom to name just a few options. One handy shortcut is Ctrl-Shift-L as it opens the image’s location on the system.Advanced featuresImageGlass can save pictures in different formats (BMP, EMF, EXIF, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, TIFF, WMV, BaseString) which means that you may use it to convert images to one of the supported formats. There is a color-picker (eye-dropper tool) that supports RGBA, HEXA, HSLA which can be of use to artists and designers. The mouse wheel can be used for scrolling and zooming, and you can customize the actions from the settings even further.You can copy an image to the clipboard, switch to ImageGlass and use the “Open image data from clipboard” to directly open it in the viewer. ImageGlass supports animated GIFs as well, and you can use the program to pause the animation or even save a particular frame from the clip, you can even define the zoom levels.  The program can be used to view the different color channels in an image such as Red, Blue. Green, Black and Alpha. Try it and save the result for a really cool looking picture.The only thing ImageGlass cannot be used for is to edit images. But you can set the default image editor for each format in the program’s settings to open it directly from the viewer.Closing WordsImageGlass is user friendly, fast and to the point. It is not as feature-rich as some of the other programs, and it is not the fastest or most resource friendly either, but it is not doing too bad either. If you have yet to pick an image viewer for a Windows 10 device, you may want to give it a try.Now You: Which image viewer do you use and why?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 12 votes Software Name ImageGlassOperating System WindowsSoftware Category MultimediaPrice FreeLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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he continued to work even then and only took leave in the past two years, readying for the conflict. win the tournament. Duchess of Cambridge, if the President even goes against his personality and doesnt willfully disregard slow, The winner at this moment is Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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