APTNs Political Panel discusses PIN messages transparency and Terry Nelson

first_imgAPTN National NewsAPTN National News has been bringing you stories about a loophole in Access-to-Information legislation, and how PIN-to-PIN messages on BlackBerries are slipping through the cracks. Now, the Political Panel sits down with anchor Michael Hutchinson to talk about the issue.Also, the Panel discusses former Roseau River First Nation chief Terry Nelson’s plan to address the Iranian Parliament.last_img

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NS projects increased budget surplus of 345 million for 201819

first_imgHALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s projected surplus is up $5.1 million to $34.5-million for 2018-19, mainly due to energy giant Shell walking away from six offshore exploration licences.In a budget forecast update released Thursday, Finance Minister Karen Casey said her department is projecting a $93.3-million increase in total revenue over the budget tabled in March — a figure that includes $60.4 million from Shell’s licence forfeiture, and a $30-million increase in personal income tax revenue due to “higher projected personal taxable income.”The department said Shell was to spend $996 million in total, and the forfeiture figure represents a 25 per cent penalty on the $241 million that was left unspent by the company.About $25.7 million of the forfeiture money is to be spent on a long-service award payout to 1,400 long-term care nurses, while Casey said the remainder — upwards of $36 million — will be spent at a later date as the government sees fit.“There are many projects that government considers,” said Casey. “Some of those do become projects that can be announced, and until they are it would be folly for us to announce them.”Casey admitted it’s not the best way for the government to rake in revenue.“I wouldn’t say it’s a happy windfall. I would say that it’s a forfeiture that’s come back to the government and we are going to be wise and prudent in how we use it.”Casey’s reluctance to tip her hand on the use of the money drew fire from opposition critics.“I think with all the questions that we’ve had in the house on the transparency of this government, and to actually say we have $36 million and we aren’t going to tell you what we are going to do with it is absolutely irresponsible,” said Progressive Conservative finance critic Chris d’Entremont.NDP Leader Gary Burrill also questioned the government for being tight-lipped about its plans, saying there are plenty of areas that could use extra financial support.“Particularly we see this in the world of health care, primary care, emergency care, long-term care,” Burrill said. “The investments are desperately needed and the government needs to focus less on the accumulation of a surplus and more on making the investments that are required.”Casey said departmental spending is expected to increase by $113.2 million, mainly due to $70.8 million more than originally budgeted for health care services including such things as increased ambulance call volumes and increased costs for special pharmaceutical drugs.The government said additional appropriations totalling $115.9 million would be needed.Total expenses are forecast at $10.95 billion — $88.4 million higher than the budget estimates.Meanwhile, the projected excise tax on recreational cannabis has been revised down by $5.9 million from the budget because of the changing of the federal legalization date. In March the government had issued a rough projection of about $20.8 million in fresh taxes and duties from projected sales of about 12 million grams of cannabis.Casey said complicating matters in forecasting cannabis revenues is the fact that implementation costs still aren’t fully known yet.The minister was asked whether that’s created concerns for future revenue projections.“It’s one of those things that is very uncertain,” said Casey. “Those (projections) are all estimates, there are no concrete numbers yet.”last_img read more

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CES 2019 Its all about the games and AI

first_img 8K very much a focal point this year at CES. Consumers will find brighter pictures sharper contrast and richer blacks. 8K is becoming more and more consumer economical and Europe, YouTube to name a few are already rolling out 8K content. Any size you can think of can now become reality..but at a price. Samsung – The Wall can be built to any custom size this one pictured is 219” comprised of Micro LED panels the TV can be built to pretty much any specification as long as you have the money. LAS VEGAS — The CES 2019 gadget show is revving up in Las Vegas. Here are the latest findings and observations from Associated Press reporters on the ground as technology’s biggest trade event gets underway.There you go peeps! Official. iTunes on Samsung smart TVs in over 100 countries. #ces2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/oXnh0NpE3J— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019BRING ON THE GAMESEnough about self-driving cars. A big contingent at the CES 2019 gadget show would rather hear about better video games.Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang got a big round of applause Sunday night when he told a crowd at the Las Vegas tech conference that he’d spend more time talking gaming than autonomous driving.The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker’s computer graphics technology is used in both industries. But it was his unveiling of a new gaming-oriented graphics processor that elicited the biggest cheers.Huang also detailed how his company’s advances in artificial intelligence and a graphics technology called “ray tracing” are helping to generate ever-more-realistic scenery in popular games like Anthem and Battlefield V.This year’s CES is less focused on autonomous cars as last year’s, though there’s ongoing buzz about self-driving innovations. Ride-hailing service Lyft says after launching a self-driving Las Vegas taxi service at last year’s CES, it’s now had almost 30,000 paid rides.A CENTURY-OLD CES FIRST-TIMERYou wouldn’t expect to find the maker of Pampers and Bounty paper towels at the world’s largest technology conference.But here’s consumer goods company Procter & Gamble at CES 2019, showing off heated razors and a toothbrush that uses artificial intelligence. (Sorry if you were expecting self-changing diapers.)Procter & Gamble, which was founded more than 180 years ago, said it’s the first time it has been an exhibitor at CES. The company said it needs to infuse technology into everyday products to keep up with what customers want.Among the goods on display: a waterproof Gillette razor that heats up to 122 degrees; an Oral-B toothbrush that tells you if you’re missing areas when brushing; and a wand-like device called Opte that scans the skin and releases serum that covers up age spots and other discoloration.Counter top dishwasher that uses only a gallon of water and can plug into a simple wall plug. No biggie… My younger self is crying: “Where was this when I lived in my shoebox apartment!!!” #CES2019 #lifeofacameraguy pic.twitter.com/Nav8XfPpMV— Nick Blakeney (@CameraGuyNick) January 7, 2019Although some of the products have been sold in test runs, pricing hasn’t been set yet. But expect to pay a lot more than the ordinary stuff currently on drugstore shelves.center_img ___Follow @Gadget_Guy and @CameraGuyNick from Breakfast Television on CityTv for more on CES.AP reporters Matt O’Brien and Joseph Pisani contributed to this report.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Islamic Affairs Minister Represents Morocco at Conference of Traditional Religions

Rabat – The Islamic affairs minister has arrived in Astana, Kazakhstan, to represent King Mohammed VI at the Congress of the Leaders of World and Traditional Religions.The two-day event opened on October 10.The Moroccan minister’s participation followed an invitation from Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to King Mohammed VI. During the event, the Moroccan minister spoke about the role of religious dialogue in promoting peace from a Moroccan perspective. He based his remarks on Morocco’s experience and its moderate Islamic model based on the Maliki doctrine. Maliki is one of the four major doctrines of Islamic jurisprudence within Sunni Islam. Morocco has taken several steps to fight radicalism by ensuring that the practice of Islam remains unified, moderate, and stable.As part of the strategy, the King instructed the Ministry of Islamic Affairs to open centers to train imams and teach the moderate strain of Moroccan Islam.In a recent message of King Mohammed VI read by Head Of Government Saad El Othmani on the sidelines of the 73rd UN General Assembly, the King also emphasized the importance of education to promote coexistence between religions.Astana’s conference is taking place under the theme “Global Leaders for a Secure World.”The conference will discuss several themes, including “World Peace in the 21st Century as a Concept of Global Security,” and “New Opportunities for the Enhancement of Humanity.”Astana Times reported on October 4 that the conference has played “an important role in the rapprochement of cultures and civilisations, in searching for answers to the key challenges of our time” for 15 years.The news outlet reported that the idea for the event was “put forward in 2003 against the backdrop of emerging crisis of the world order after the cold war, unprecedented 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States and military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.” read more

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AP Interview Ivanka Trump says Africa would inspire her dad

ABIDJIAN, Cote d’Ivoire — On a trip to Africa to promote women’s economic empowerment, Ivanka Trump said the White House should be judged by its actions toward a continent that her father has privately disparaged.In an interview with The Associated Press, the president’s daughter and senior adviser pointed to visits to the continent by herself, the first lady and others, saying: “Our commitment to Africa is clear.” She added that she hopes President Donald Trump will visit, saying: “I’ve been deeply, deeply inspired by my trip here. And I think he will be as well.”Ivanka Trump spoke Wednesday, the last day of her four-day trip to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, which has featured a mix of diplomacy and visits to local business ventures as she advances a White House program to give an economic boost to women in the developing world. Her trip was viewed with skepticism in some quarters, given the president’s efforts to cut foreign aid and his past derogatory comments about the continent.The president was criticized last year after his private comments referring to “shithole countries” in Africa and other regions were leaked to journalists.A close adviser to the president, Ivanka Trump said her father asked her if she was interested in the job of World Bank chief but that she was happy with her current role in the administration. She worked on the selection process for the new head of the 189-nation World Bank, David Malpass, and declared he would do an “incredible job.”Asked if her father had approached her about other top jobs, Ivanka Trump said she would “keep that between us.” But she did say she does not see a run for office in her future.A day before the Justice Department is expected to unveil a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, Ivanka Trump said she was not worried about what it would contain.“I knew that there was no collusion. I knew that there was no obstruction and this was affirmed in the Mueller report and Attorney General Barr’s subsequent summary,” she said.She also said she stood by a previous statement that the president had no involvement in granting security clearances to her or her husband, Jared Kushner, saying, “I have no evidence to the contrary.”But she said she had not spoken to the president about the issue since reports surfaced that he had ordered officials to grant Kushner a clearance over the objections of national security officials.On whether she would support turning over documents to Democrats investigating the issue, Ivanka Trump said she would leave that decision to the White House counsel.Catherine Lucey, The Associated Press read more

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Mexico says it sees good chance of avoiding 5 US tariff

WASHINGTON — Mexico says it thinks there’s likely to be an agreement Wednesday with the United States that will avoid a 5% tariff on Mexican goods announced last week by President Donald Trump.Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters Tuesday that despite his optimism, his team also will be ready for a non-agreement scenario.Ebrard arrived in Washington last weekend to meet Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY’-oh). Mexico calls the potential tariff hurtful to both economies and useless to slow down the flow of Central Americans migrating north.The diplomatic counteroffensive launched by Mexico this week includes a Tuesday meeting of trade negotiator Jesus Seade with U.S. trade representative Robert Lighthizer.Trump says he’ll impose the tariff beginning June 10 to force Mexico to keep mostly Central American migrants from crossing into the U.S.The Associated Press read more

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Bank of Canada bans image of Asian woman from 100 bill

Poll: Was the Bank of Canada right to change the $100 bill? OTTAWA — The Bank of Canada purged the image of an Asian-looking woman from its new $100 banknotes after focus groups raised questions about her ethnicity.The original image intended for the reverse of the plastic polymer banknotes, which began circulating last November, showed an Asian-looking woman scientist peering into a microscope.The image, alongside a bottle of insulin, was meant to celebrate Canada’s medical innovations.But eight focus groups consulted about the proposed images for the new $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknote series were especially critical of the choice of an Asian for the largest denomination.Some believe that it presents a stereotype of Asians excelling in technology“Some have concerns that the researcher appears to be Asian,” says a 2009 report commissioned by the bank from The Strategic Counsel, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act.“Some believe that it presents a stereotype of Asians excelling in technology and/or the sciences. Others feel that an Asian should not be the only ethnicity represented on the banknotes. Other ethnicities should also be shown.”A few even said the yellow-brown colour of the $100 banknote reinforced the perception the woman was Asian, and “racialized” the note.The bank immediately ordered the image redrawn, imposing what a spokesman called a “neutral ethnicity” for the woman scientist who, now stripped of her “Asian” features, appears on the circulating note. Her light features appear to be Caucasian.“The original image was not designed or intended to be a person of a particular ethnic origin,” bank spokesman Jeremy Harrison said in an interview, citing policy that eschews depictions of ethnic groups on banknotes.“But obviously when we got into focus groups, there was some thought the image appeared to represent a particular ethnic group, so modifications were made.”Harrison declined to provide a copy of the original image, produced by a design team led by Jorge Peral of the Canadian Bank Note Co., which was a test design only and never made it into circulation.[np-related]Nor would he indicate what specific changes were made to the woman researcher’s image to give her a so-called “neutral ethnicity.” He said the images were “composites” rather than depicting any specific individual.A spokesperson for the Chinese Canadian National Council slammed the bank on Friday for bending to racism.“The Bank of Canada apparently took seriously … racist comments and feedback from the focus groups and withdrew the image,” said May Lui, interim executive director of the group’s Toronto chapter.“That was upsetting simply because of the history and longevity of Chinese-Canadians in this country.”Lui demanded the bank “acknowledge their error in caving to the racist feedback.”Victor Wong, the group’s national executive director, called on the bank to amend its policy of not depicting visible minorities.“You’re erasing all of us,” he said from Toronto. “Your default then is an image with Caucasian features.”The Strategic Counsel conducted the October 2009 focus groups in Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Fredericton, at a cost of $53,000.The Toronto groups were positive about the image of an Asian woman because “it is seen to represent diversity or multiculturalism.”In Quebec, however, “the inclusion of an Asian without representing any other ethnicities was seen to be contentious.”One person in Fredericton commented: “The person on it appears to be of Asian descent which doesn’t rep(resent) Canada. It is fairly ugly.”Mu-Qing Huang, a Chinese-Canadian who has peered into microscopes for biology courses at the University of Toronto, called the bank’s decision a “huge step back.”The person on it appears to be of Asian descent which doesn’t rep(resent) Canada. It is fairly ugly“The fact that an Asian woman’s features were introduced to the bill … I think itself is a huge step forward in achieving true multiculturalism in Canada,” Huang, 24, said in an interview in Ottawa.“But the fact that the proposal was rejected represents a huge step back.”She said the “overly sensitive” decision to remove the Asian features suggests prejudice against visible minorities persists in Canada.“If Canada is truly multicultural and thinks that all cultural groups are equal, then any visible minority should be good enough to represent a country, including (someone with) Asian features.”Huang, now pursuing an MA at the University of Toronto, came to Canada from China with her family at age 12, living in Toronto and Ottawa.The 2006 census found that Canada’s population included more than five million people from visible minority groups, of which 1.2 million were Chinese and another 240,000 with ancestry from southeast Asia, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia and Laos.The Bank of Canada introduced the new series of banknotes largely to thwart counterfeiters, though they are also expected to last much longer than the old versions. New $50 notes went into circulation in March, with $20 notes still to come in November.The $50 and $20 banknotes feature a research icebreaker and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial respectively, with no images of ordinary Canadians. Some members of the focus groups said the Vimy memorial looked disturbingly like New York’s twin towers, brought down by terrorists in 2001.The Canadian Press read more

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Loblaw Companies Ltd reports Q3 profit up from year ago revenue grows

by The Canadian Press Posted Nov 16, 2016 5:11 am MDT Last Updated Nov 16, 2016 at 6:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loblaw Companies Ltd. reports Q3 profit up from year ago, revenue grows TORONTO – Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) reported an increase in its third-quarter profit compared with a year ago, helped by improved sales and lower restructuring charges.The corporate parent of the Loblaws grocery chain and Shoppers Drug Mart says it earned $419 million attributable to common shareholders or $1.03 per diluted share in the quarter.That’s compared with a profit of $166 million or 40 cents per share in the same quarter last year.Excluding restructuring and other one-time charges, Loblaw says it earned $512 million or $1.26 per share for the quarter, up from $408 million or 98 cents per share last year.For the 16 weeks ended Oct. 8, the company reported $14.14 billion in revenue compared with nearly $13.95 billion in the same quarter in 2015.Same-store sales at its grocery stores improved 1.4 per cent, excluding gas bar sales.Shoppers Drug Mart same-store sales gained 2.8 per cent as same-store pharmacy sales increased 1.6 per cent and same-store front store sales grew 3.9 per cent. A Loblaws store is seen Monday, March 9, 2015 in Montreal. The corporate parent of the Loblaws grocery chain and Shoppers Drug Mart says it earned $419 million attributable to common shareholders or $1.03 per diluted share in the quarter. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz read more

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Wind farm worker dies after being stranded by heavy snow without heat

first_imgA man has died after becoming stranded in heavy snow, without heat or power, while working on a wind farm.The 74-year-old security guard and a 42-year-old colleague were working on Sunday at Afton Wind Farm, which is under construction near New Cumnock in East Ayrshire, when there was a power cut.It is understood they struggled to call for help, although it is not known how long they were in difficulty for. The south and south west of Scotland were hit by heavy snowfall over the weekend.The Police Scotland Mountain Rescue Team went to the 25-turbine development, which was due to be completed this spring, after family members raised the alarm at around 8.50pm.The older man man was flown by helicopter to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.A spokesman for Afton Wind Farm Ltd told renews.biz, the renewable energy magagazine, there had been “a fatality in connection with the project”, adding: “Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this time. Police and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) are carrying out a joint investigation into the incident.The wind farm was bought by InfraRed Capital Partners in 2016 from the energy giant E.ON. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img “Health and safety is taken very seriously by management and we are cooperating with the Health and Safety Executive and Police in their investigations. In addition, we have also commenced our own independent investigation into the incident.”last_img read more

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Octogenarian sat on burglar who tried to steal his model railway collection

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Mr Headington, who has had two hip replacements, got Barnes in a bear hug as he emerged from the room carrying some of his most valuable model trains.”Barnes barged past Mr Headington who fell backwards against the landing wall, Mr Scott told the court.”As Barnes continued down the stairs he ripped the phone from Mrs Headington but then fell down and rolled on to the floor near some cupboards. Robert Barnes admitted burglary and carrying a bladed article Robert Barnes admitted burglary and carrying a bladed article “Mrs Headington sat on Barnes and was joined by her husband who had blood on his arm. He also sat on Barnes and they remained on top of him until the police arrived.”Barnes, who was drunk and told officers he committed the burglary in order to survive homelessness, admitted burglary and a separate charge of possessing a bladed article.The 28-year-old was sentenced to two years imprisonment for the burglary and an extra four months for the knife offence.Passing sentence Judge Simon Hirst said the couple acted with “remarkable bravery”. An octogenarian tackled a burglar who attempted to steal his model railway collection and sat on him with his wife until police arrived to make an arrest, a court heard.Former railway worker John Headington, 85, and his 57-year-old wife Susan managed to apprehend intruder Robert Barnes at their cottage in Lincolnshire following a break-in on November 20 last year.Barnes, 28, was carrying a metal butter knife in the front pocket of his jacket and had used a brick to smash his way in to the rural property while the couple slept, a court heard.Mrs Headington was woken at 1am by the sound of Barnes breaking in through their kitchen door, Lincoln Crown Court was told.Andrew Scott, prosecuting, said Mrs Headington saw the light on in the upstairs room where her retired husband kept his prized model railway collection and decided to ring the police. read more

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Google reveals full Nexus S spec and features

first_imgThe Nexus S smartphone is coming, but until now we’ve only heard hints of what the full phone specification is. Then we get a review and a spec listing on the same day.Google has started listing the Nexus S in its phone gallery along with a long list of features and specifications. It’s also made live a website dedicated to the phone.Here’s the important bits of the spec:Android 2.3Super AMOLED 4″ WVGA display (800 x 480)1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird)1500mAH Lithium Ion battery (6 hours talk, 428 hours standby)512MB RAM16GB internal memory5 megapixel cameramicroUSB 2.0 connectionDimensions: 63 x 123.9 x 10.88 mmWeight: 129 gramsAnd here’s the full list of features from Google’s Nexus S website (click to see full size):One surprising thing to note is the phone does not have an expansion card slot. So you are limited to the 16GB internal memory for your storage needs.TechCrunch has had time with the phone and put out a review earlier today. The result is pretty positive with the conclusion being:The bottom line is this. If you are an iPhone user this isn’t going to make you switch. If you’re an Android user you will want this phone more than any other. If you’re currently neither, we recommend that you go with the Nexus S. It is better than the iPhone in most ways. What you lose with the slightly less impressive screen and iOS’s slightly slicker user experience you will more than make up for with the Nexus S’s ability to actually make phone calls that don’t drop and Google’s exceptional Navigation and voice input applications. The fact that the phone is unlocked and can be used abroad with other carriers is also a very big plus. There’s a sign-up page on the Nexus S site so you can be informed when it’s available in your area. Unfortunately there’s no pricing announced yet. The phone gallery page states T-Mobile will be handling contracts in the U.S.Read more at Google phone gallery and TechCrunchlast_img read more

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Neanderthals Are Their Veggies Study

first_imgThe world was a prehistoric salad bar for our pals, the Neanderthals. New evidence contradicts previous speculation that our ancestors subsisted entirely on a diet of meat. Researchers have discovered evidence of plant material on the early humans’ teeth.“We have found pollen grains in Neanderthal sites before but you never know whether they were eating the plant or sleeping on them or what,” scientist Alison Brooks told the press. “But here we have a case where a little bit of the plant is in the mouth so we know that the Neanderthals were consuming the food.”The discovery calls into question the extinction of mammoths at the ice age as the primary cause of the Neanderthal die out.last_img read more

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Air Forces VehicletoGrid Technology Passes Milestone

first_imgThe Air Force earlier this month completed its final vehicle-to-grid (V2G) certification testing for a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, proving the vehicles could both receive and supply power to the electrical grid and operate without interfering with the installation’s mission.The fleet has the capability to direct power to and from the electrical grid when the vehicles are not being driven. Bidirectional charging stations at the base can charge a vehicle from the local utility grid as well as discharge a vehicle’s onboard battery to support its V2G capability, reported the Air Force News Service.The PEV fleet at Los Angeles AFB — which is made up of electric and hybrid vehicles, including sedans, trucks and a 12-passenger van — will be able to provide more than 500 kilowatts of power to the grid. The V2G technology will enable the installation to earn credit for power discharged to the grid that could be used to offset energy costs, as well as enhance grid reliability and power security.“We anticipate the Los Angeles Air Force Base PEV fleet entering the utility grid’s ancillary service marketplace by year’s end,” said Camron Gorguinpour, the Air Force’s director of transformational innovation and project administrator.The Air Force, in partnership with the Army, plans to expand the pilot program to Joint Base Andrews, Md.; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.; and Fort Hood, Texas.Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy, said the technology provides another way to enhance energy security.“Vehicle-to-grid technology is another example of the Air Force and Army partnering to find innovative ways to improve our energy resiliency, optimize our energy usage and assure we have a continuous energy supply to meet our mission,” Ballentine said. “It also showcases the commitment of our federal and state partners, who worked together to leverage this technology and push the envelope in using all the tools at our disposal to improve our energy security.”The Air Force partnered with the Army, industry, academia, and state organizations to develop the technology used in the PEVs, charging stations and software programs required to generate the V2G bidirectional flow of power. The test was conducted by the California Independent System Operator and Southern California Edison. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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27yrold man kills self by jumping in front of metro train in

first_imgNew Delhi: A 27-year-old man allegedly killed himself by jumping in front of a metro train at a Blue Line station, a senior police official said on Saturday. The incident, which delayed the services on the busy corridor for some time, took place at Tagore Garden metro station around 11 pm on Friday, he said. “Around 11 pm on Friday, police received a call that a person was trapped between a train and the platform at Tagore Garden Metro Station,” he said. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The deceased was identified as Rahul, a resident of Najafgarh, the official said, adding that no suicide note was found. “The body has been sent to DDU mortuary for postmortem. Proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPc are underway,” he said. The Blue Line connects Dwarka in southwest Delhi to Electronic City in Noida. On Friday, a 25-year-old married woman had also allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a metro train at Adarsh Nagar metro station. The woman, identified as Anita, got hit by the train that was going towards Vishwavidyalaya Station from Jahangirpuri station. An SDM inquiry was ordered into the incident, the senior police official said.last_img read more

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Old world charm restored

first_imgHeritage is an important component of our society as it is a window to our past history and culture, and provides a sense of identity and continuity in a fast-changing world for future generations. The ornately built Seven Tombs, the resting place of seven Qutb Shahi emperors, built in 16th and 17th century has been restored and renovated. Once a major tourist attraction for history and heritage lovers, it was left in a dilapidated condition to be taken over by bats and miscreants who abused the heritage structures in all the possible ways. Also Read – Techie strangled to death in Hyderabad Advertise With Us Finally, the beauty of the Seven Tombs built in Persian and Indian architecture has been restored, the unseen Persian writings in golden hue, the murals on walls and ceilings. The partially collapsed gateways and arches, deteriorated brick and stonework have been repaired, recreated and restored, giving a glimpse of glorious history to the visitors.last_img read more

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After watching Lakshmis NTR this is what viewers say about TDP leader

first_imgShrinu Nakka‏ @Imshri09 @RGVzoomin sir,As I’m #TDP PARTY. after looking the movie #LakshmisNTR I’m feeling shame up on me and my people to support #CNB.from today we are against to #CNB. we opened our eyes. Thanking you sir to show how he was Instead of #LakshmisNTR This film should have been renamed as BACKSTABBERS… CBN backstabbed his uncle, NTR Lakshmi parvathi backstabbed her first husband RGV Backstabbed his audiences Thanveer Ahmed‏ @thanveerahmed Just watched #LakshmisNTR God sent RGV just to safeguard the honour of NTR and RGV you are the only legal heir of NTR ❤️❤️❤️ After watching #LakshmisNTR @ncbn should change his party symbol from #cycle to #chappal because all #ntr fans are ready to throw them on #ChandrababuNaidu #TDPMission150 #TDPLosing #TDPforDevelopment. SIMPLY A WOW MOVIE… R: real G: guts V: varma SaiDeep Kuchana‏ @saiideep Iron Addict‏ @hydbhagatcenter_img Mani‏ @manikantakumarr #LakshmisNTR is a grand farewell by @RGVzoomin for @ncbn political Retirement in 2019 NTR blessings r truly with RGV.. NTR soul will truly rest in peace from today.. BGM elevated the crookedness of ncbn.. @kalyanimalik31 Once for all proved that RGV is the real boss HIT Prasanth‏ @DSPprasanth First time ppl of Andhra looking forward for the upload of lakshmi’s ntr in movierulz 🙂 cunning Babu can’t win over this @JANTIvenkat #APNeedsYSJagan #APWithYSRCP #LakshmisNTRAfter watching #LakshmisNTR @ncbn should change his party symbol from #cycle to #chappal because all #ntr fans are ready to throw them on #ChandrababuNaidu #TDPMission150 #TDPLosing #TDPforDevelopment. SIMPLY A WOW MOVIE… R: realG: gutsV: varma pic.twitter.com/u3xChM2HLr— Twittter (@thanveerahmed) March 29, 2019 @RGVzoomin #LakshmisNTR: RGV you seem so emotionless but the same thing which you portray in your films is flawless, thanks to be born eccentric genius, can’t say anything else. I think after so many years NTR’s soul rests in PEACE …..it’s RGV’s NTR!!!! Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterAfter watching Lakshmi’s NTR, some viewers are furious with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu and said that they would not support the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).Lakshmi’s NTR is a political thriller film that showcases some real incidents in late legendary actor and politician NT Rama Rao. The movie explores the last days of his life and it is how Lakshmi Parvathi’s entry ended his political career as well as his life. The film shows N Chandrababu Naidu as a backstabber of his father-in-law. Its promos had generated a lot of curiosity among the viewers.NT Rama Rao was the most popular Telugu actors and his movies are loved by the filmgoers even today, but the young generation is little aware of his last days. They were shocked to see the tragic ending of the veteran actor and politician in Lakshmi’s NTR, which is directed by Ram Gopal Varma.They took to Twitter to share their anguish against N Chandrababu Naidu. Here are some of their comments.Narendra Reddy‏ @Narendr38785520last_img read more

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On Doctors Day Pradeep Gagde gives some useful tips to keep Diabetes

first_imgDr Pradeep GagdePR HandoutPradeep Gagde, one of the well-known specialist doctors, is a world record holder in 2013 for screening the most number of diabetic patients in a single day and also certified speaker at ADA (American Diabetes Association).On the occasion of Doctor’s Day, he says Diabetes is beyond blood sugar level; Diabetes is not caused only due to eating sweets as it can be due to stress, hereditary and there are many other reasons behind it.Pradeep Gagde, who is practising from 2004, is from Mumbai and known for handling most complicated cases of Diabetes in India. “Lots of stress may cause it. Also, someone who keeps too much of thoughts in mind may face Diabetes. Drinking a lot of water or going on trips and staying stress-free is important to keep this condition away,” he said.Pradeep is very much active in the social media platform, where he shares his thoughts and guides people for free.last_img read more

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Jailing Khaleda govts biggest mistake

first_imgFile Photo: Oli Ahmed Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief Oli Ahmed on Saturday said the government has made its biggest mistake by sending BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia to jail, reports UNB.”The country’s people have understood that this present illegal government wants to grab power again through keeping Khaleda in jail and keeping her away from the next election,” he told a discussion programme.Desh Bachao Manush Bachao Andolan, a pro-BNP-platform, arranged the programme at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU) in the capital.Oli said the government would not be able to make any political gain by keeping Khaleda in jail as people are not with it. “I think jailing Khaleda Zia is the biggest mistake of Awami League in its nine-year tenure.”The LDP leader alleged that the government has kept Khaleda in solitary confinement at the abandoned Old Central Jail violating laws only out of its political ‘vengeance’ towards her.Former Dhaka University vice-chancellor Emajuddin Ahmed said the government sent Khaleda Zia to jail as it wants to stay in power by holding another lopsided election like 5 January, 2014 one.”But, the country’s people in no way will accept it,” he added.last_img read more

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2 Palestinians killed in antiUS protests

first_imgPalestinian militants of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) demonstrate their skills during a military exercise in front of the media, on beach in the southern Gaza Strip, on 22 December 2017. ReutersIsraeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians and wounded about 60 with live fire on Friday, the health ministry in Gaza said, as protests intensified against Washington’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.A UN General Assembly resolution passed on Thursday, rejecting US president Donald Trump’s 6 December Jerusalem declaration, did little to calm Palestinian anger over his reversal of decades-old US policy on the contested holy city.Instead, thousands of Palestinian protesters, many of them throwing rocks, confronted Israeli security forces along the Gaza border fence, in all of occupied West Bank’s seven cities and in East Jerusalem.In Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, smoke from burning tyres billowed in the street, just two days before Christmas celebrations.Israeli gunfire killed two Palestinians in a confrontation in the southern Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Palestinian Health Ministry said, putting the number of wounded at 120, half of them shot with live ammunition and the rest struck by rubber bullets or hit by tear gas canisters.In a statement, the Israeli military said some 2,000 Palestinians had faced off against the troops at the Gaza border fence. It said the crowd threw stones and rolled burning tyres at soldiers, who responded with “riot dispersal” measures and “fired live rounds selectively towards main instigators”.Protesters chanted “Trump is a coward. Trump is a fool”. Among the wounded was a man dressed as Santa Claus.Palestinian health officials said at least one Palestinian suffered a live bullet wound in the West Bank and some 30 protesters were hit by rubber bullets. The military, putting the number of demonstrators at about 1,700 and the injured at six, said troops faced firebombs, rocks and burning tyres.The protests died down after sunset. Demonstrations have been held daily since Trump’s announcement. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a Christmas message, called the U.S. leader’s move “an insult to millions of people worldwide, and also to the city of Jerusalem”.“HOUSE OF LIES”Israel considers Jerusalem its eternal and indivisible capital. Palestinians want the capital of an independent Palestinian state to be in the city’s eastern sector, which Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East War and annexed in a move never recognised internationally.Most countries regard the status of Jerusalem as a matter to be settled in an eventual Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement, although that process is now stalled.A total of 128 countries voted for the UN resolution. Nine opposed it and 35 abstained. Twenty-one countries did not cast a vote.Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Gaza’s dominant Hamas Islamists, called the UN vote a defeat for Trump, while Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the resolution as “preposterous” and branded the UN a “house of lies”.But Michael Oren, Israel’s deputy minister for diplomacy, seemed to play down the support for the resolution shown by many countries Israel considers friends.“We have an interest in tightening our bilateral relations with a long list of countries in the world, and expect and hope that one day, they will vote with us, or for us in the United Nations,” Oren said on Tel Aviv radio station 102 FM.“But I am not prepared to suspend all cooperation with important countries, such as India,” he said. Netanyahu, who hosted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in July, is due to visit New Delhi next month.Friday’s deaths in Gaza raised to 10 the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli gunfire since 6 December, Palestinian health officials said.Gaza militants have also fired rockets into Israel, and two gunmen were killed in an Israeli air strike after one such attack. There have been no Israeli fatalities or significant injuries.Amnesty International on Friday called on Israeli authorities to stop using “excessive force”.“The fact that live ammunition has been used during protests in Gaza and the West Bank is particularly shocking,” it said.In the run-up to the UN vote, Trump threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that supported the resolution. His warning appeared to have some impact, with more countries abstaining and rejecting the document than usually associated with Palestinian-related resolutions.But most of the European Union, Israel’s biggest trading partner, and countries such as Greece, Cyprus and India, with which Netanyahu has pursued closer relations and economic ties, backed the resolution.“I prefer we have tight bilateral relations over a situation in which we don’t have close bilateral relations, and they vote in our favour in the United Nations,” Oren said, describing India’s vote as “certainly disappointing”.last_img read more

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Mother daughter gangraped 2 arrested

first_imgDelwar Hossain, 30 and Shafique, 25, who have been arrested by police on charges of gang-raping a mother and her daughter in Narsingdi on Saturday. Photo: Prothom Alo Police have arrested two suspected rapists among six on charges of gang-raping a mother and her daughter after promising them to board on a bus in Shibpur upazila of Narsingdi.The arrestees are Delwar Hossain, 30 and Shafique, 25. The other four suspects are Mokhles, 32, Badal, 42, Babu Mia, 25 and Alamgir, 40. All of them are from Shibpur’s Srishtigar area.The incident took place in an abandoned jute factory in Srishtigar on Friday evening.Victim mother filed a case against the six people on charges of gang rape with Shibpur police station on Saturday morning.The plaintiff mentioned in the case statement that she and her daughter strated travelling in a bus from Sayedabad bus stand at 3:00pm on Friday to reach Habiganj.Their bus went out of order on Dhaka-Sylhet highway near Srishtigar bus stand of Shibpur around 6:00pm.Six locals directed the mother and her daughter away from there, promising to board them on another bus, she added.At one stage, the six men dragged the daughter towards an abandoned jute factory. The mother ran after them. Then the six men gang raped the mother and her daughter in two separate rooms of the abandoned factory, according to the case statement.The six men managed to flee the scene after the gang-rape.Police said they along with the victims conducted an overnight drive and arrested two of them.Delwar and Shafique confessed to gang-raping the mother and her daughter, policemen added. Following their confession, four more people were identified.The mother is 52 while daughter is 30.Narsingdi sadar hospital resident physician Syed Amirul Haque Shamim said the medical test of the mother and her daughter was carried out. In this regard, the decision would be taken on Monday as Sunday is holiday.Shibpur model police station inspector Mominul Islam said the six men were sued in connection with the gang rape incident. The arrested two suspects confessed to their involvement in the rape incident.They were sent to the court on Saturday and efforts are on to detain the rest of the rape suspects.last_img read more

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