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Gujarat 4 dead as rains wreak havoc in Vadodara

first_imgAhmedabad/Vadodara: Four persons were killed and over 5,000 have been evacuated from Vadodara city and surrounding areas in Central Gujarat which was battered by nearly 500 mm of rain in 24 hours till Thursday morning. The Vadodara airport has been closed since Wednesday and several trains passing through the city too have been cancelled or diverted due to heavy water-logging on tracks. Water from the overflowing Vishwamitri river entered several localities in the city, bringing with it a few crocodiles. As per the figures provided by the state government, the city received a staggering 499 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8 am on Thursday. See P6last_img read more

World Cup: Moroccan-Belgians Fellaini and Chadli Take Belgium to Quarterfinals

Rabat – They were Belgium’s savers. In the Belgium-Japan game Monday, July 2, Moroccan-Belgian players Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli have reversed the trend by bringing Belgium into the quarterfinals of the World Cup. What a game! Considered one of the World Cup’s favorite teams, Belgium was shaken by Japan for sixty minutes. Samurai Blue, as Japan’s team is known, was clearly leading the game, scoring a double in the second half of the match. Close to elimination, Belgium’s Red Devils were quick to respond to their opponent. In the 69th minute, Jan Vertonghen opened the Belgians’ scoring on a particularly lucky move. Trying to score a long-distance with his head, the defender found an unlikely angle to clobber Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima. With new momentum, the Belgian football players were unstoppable. Marouane Fellaini, who entered the field in the 65th minute, made an equalizer goal in the 74th minute. Nacer Chadli, also of Moroccan origin, made the game’s final goal in the 94th minute, a spectacular ending that allows Belgium to move on in the competition.“When I go to the field, I try to make a difference, to bring something more. I tried today, I brought it. I’m happy for the group,” said Marouane Fellaini. Before joining the Belgian selection, Marouane Fellaini chose to play for Morocco. Unfortunately, the coach of the national team of Morocco, Fathi Jamal at the time, considered Fellaini’s profile as not corresponding with the national team of Morocco. As for Moroccan-Belgian winger Nacer Chadli, he played one friendly game with Morocco against Ireland in 2010, before switching to represent Belgium. To qualify for the semifinals, Belgium will have to beat Brazil in the quarterfinals, Friday, July 6 at the Kazan Arena. The winner of that game will have to take on either France Uruguay. read more

In wake of recent rapes UN helps reform DR Congo prisons

26 June 2009The United Nations is helping to restructure the prison system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), on the heels of the rapes of nearly two dozen female inmates during an attempted prison break earlier this week in the country’s far east. During a 10-day workshop – bringing together 50 representatives of Government, academia and civil society – one dozen UN experts with the world body’s peacekeeping mission in the DRC, known as MONUC, will help the Ministry of Justice consider ways to restructure how prisons are administered.Harriet Solloway, who heads MONUC’s Rule of Law section, said that escapes and mutinies, as well as illness and death, occur regularly, owing to insufficient and often unqualified personnel.“It is rare for prisons to have a maintenance and operational budget for the prisoners,” she said, with prisons themselves dilapidated.During the attempted break from the prison in Goma, the capital of North Kivu province, on the night of 21-22 June, none of the inmates escaped, but about 20 female inmates were raped and assaulted during the incident, which also resulted in the deaths of one policeman and one prisoner, and the wounding of 12 others.Expressing his deep distress at the incident, which was also condemned by MONUC, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.“This is a grim example of both the prison conditions and the level of sexual violence that plagues the DRC,” he said in a <"">statement issued in New York.For its part, MONUC called on the authorities to initiate prison reform to ensure conformity with internationally recognized standards in the treatment of detainees, including strict separation of men and women, among other things. read more

In Uruguay UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson urges womens political participation

“Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. After all, they are half of the population, so women’s equal participation in decision-making is a question of justice and democracy,” Ms. Watson said yesterday in the Uruguayan capital, Montevideo. The meeting Ms. Watson attended was hosted by the organization Cotidiano Mujer, a grantee of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality, together with partner organizations CIRE (Ciudadanías en Red) y CNS Mujeres.During her visit, Ms. Watson met with women’s advocates from around the country, and listened to their strategies for increasing women’s voice and agency across all political platforms. She also met with top Government officials and young women politicians and will participate in an event where women’s rights activists will submit signatures calling for an extension of the national quota law. The event is the culmination of the “Do your bit for the quota” campaign, launched in July.“Emma is a strong voice for young people worldwide. Her commitment to the issues that we work on at UN Women multiplies our ability to reach and engage more young people – who are key to advancing gender equality,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, in a press release.Globally, women’s political participation remains low, with only one in five parliamentarians being a woman. In Uruguay, in spite of efforts, women’s representation in Parliament stands at 13.1 per cent, placing the country at 103rd position in the world ranking of women in Parliament by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and UN Women, below the world average (21.8 per cent).“Women’s rights are personal to me, especially on political participation and leadership. I am delighted to be here…as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and learn about the work on the ground, hear from the people at the frontlines, and to understand what is working and what is not,” said Ms. Watson during her visit.To change that, women’s groups in Uruguay have been galvanizing support by leveraging the quota law, and by strengthening alliances between the women’s social movement and political parties.“I have learned that it is also a question of priorities, as women are more likely to focus on issues such as education, health, unpaid care economy and the environment. These are important issues that affect all of us,” she added.On Saturday, Ms. Watson will be at UN Headquarters in New York co-hosting a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign. The event aims to kick-start one of the largest solidarity movements of the 21st century for the achievement of gender equality by calling upon half of humanity in support of the other half. According to UN Women, over the next 12 months the HeForShe campaign intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. read more

Worlds best restaurant vows to reimburse 63 poisoned diners

first_imgTHE “WORLD’S BEST restaurant” said today it would reimburse dozens of diners who came down with a nasty case of food poisoning after savouring its delights.The two-Michelin-star Noma restaurant said it would alternatively offer them a free meal if they dared to return to the eatery in the Danish capital Copenhagen.Noma said in a statement that tests had shown that the poisoning was caused by the highly contagious stomach bug norovirus that was brought into the restaurant by a staff member.Sixty-three customers and some staff suffered vomiting or diarrhoea last month, health officials said yesterday.The diners at Noma, which grabbed the number one spot in Restaurant magazine’s prestigious annual ranking in 2010, 2011 and 2012, fell sick over a five-day period, inspectors said in a report which can be seen on the eatery’s website.The inspectors from the Danish food ministry criticised the restaurant for not alerting authorities quickly enough and for failing to take adequate action after the worker fell ill.Noma blamed a delay in disinfecting the restaurant’s kitchen on internal communication problems.Even when members of two separate dining parties complained by e-mail, and one employee reported vomiting after handling food, no measures were taken the morning after.Noma charges 1,500 kroner (around €200) for a menu without drinks.- © AFP 2013.last_img read more

Today is the last day to claim your free Windows 8 Media

first_imgIf you grabbed yourself a discounted copy of Windows 8 Pro already, you’ve also got an email with a product key for a free copy of the Windows 8 Media Center Pack. What you may not realize is that if you do not activate that key before February 1, 2013 you lose it. Fortunately, Microsoft made it really easy to install from within Windows 8.The Windows 8 Media Center Pack grants you access to a host of codecs that most people aren’t even aware that they are using every day. Every copy of Windows 7 paid out roughly $27 to companies like Dolby, the Blu-Ray Consortium, Creative, and more. Microsoft has separated this cost, and the features associated, out of Windows 8. This allows users to purchase them if they need them, and allows Microsoft to charge the same amount for Windows 8 as they did Windows 7 but keep that extra few dollars for themselves.While many may seek alternatives to sliding Microsoft that extra $15 after today, like VLC Media Player for Windows 8, you’ve got yourself a free copy due to your early adoption of Windows 8.To install your copy of the Media Center Pack, head to your Start page and type in “add features”. As soon as you start typing, the search page will open and show you all possible results. Right under the search box you’ll see a section labeled Settings. Click Settings to reveal the results that are found in the Settings menu. At the top of that list you will see Add features to Windows 8. Click that and you’ll be taken to a setup box on the Desktop. You’ll be prompted to either purchase a key or enter one in that you already own. Click “I already have a product key” and paste the key from your email into the box that pops up.After you’ve entered in your product key, Windows 8 will restart. When Windows 8 returns, your Media Center Pack will be installed and very little about your computing experience from your perspective will have changed.If you’re having trouble locating your product key, or you are concerned that it may have drifted into your spam folder, the sender for the key will be Search for that sender and you should find your Media Center Pack email. If you purchased your Windows 8 Pro copy today, it takes about an hour for the email with the Media Center key to hit your inbox. If you haven’t received one within a few hours, contacting Microsoft support is probably your best bet.last_img read more

Shade the Changing Girls Team Are Ready to Take Her on Some

first_imgStay on target DC’s Young Animal imprint curated by Gerard Way has seen a return to the strange and transgressive comics of the early Vertigo days. One of if not the standout title of the line has been Shade, the Changing Girl by Cecil Castellucci and Marley Zarcone. I got the chance to chat with them the other day about the release of Shade, the Changing Girl Volume 2 and the lead up to the start of the next volume, Shade, the Changing Woman. So the first arch deals a lot with finding yourself and dealing with how people perceive you versus how you perceive yourself. While that element is still there in volume two, it shifts more towards nostalgia and reflection. I wanted to hear from both of you on how you both came up with shifting the focus to nostalgia.Cecil: So you know I knew that what I really liked about the analogy of the first volume, and Marley and I have talked about this, is you feel like an alien when you’re a teenager. We thought it’d be kind of nice to have her in high school and have that first part have Shade adjusting to her new body, and it felt right to be in that arena. I did have more ideas on how to keep up with that. There were a lot of stories in that high school about that swim team and all that stuff that I was interested in, but in talking with our editor Jamie Rich, we decided that it’d be good to open it up. Loma, her whole mission was to wander to leave, to be a tourist on earth and feel these emotions. And it felt that the high school setting was too claustrophobic. Seemed kinda obvious to have her go on and search for Honey, her favorite character from a show she liked, Life With Honey, broadcast from us to outer space. So it made sense to go into nostalgia because that’s the reason that brought her to earth.Marley: And I also think that the first stage of the book is about adjusting to a human body, getting comfortable in a human body. And when she is in the second phase, she’s in a new stage of development. She’s thinking about what she’s idealized that this perfect image of Honey and earth are related. She’s trying to find her place in this world, and she’s exploring and seeing what’s real. Is this real? And sometimes that can be a knockback.Cecil: Yeah, it’s about how she’s matured. You know like when you mature you suddenly have the wool taken off your eyes and see things as they are. Earth is suddenly being revealed to her in it’s true, raw form.That’s great! Since you mentioned Life With Honey, I gotta know more about how you all came up with that. What shows like that influenced both of you when coming up with this amalgamation? And the character of Honey and how she’s not the same person now?Cecil: For me, Life With Honey is based on a very specific show, I Love Lucy, and it’s because I Love Lucy, the way that it was broadcast the waves of it actually bounced off the earth and went out into outer space. So if you were an alien and you were receiving messages from earth, I Love Lucy would be one of the first things you’d see. It’s still traveling. I don’t remember precisely how many light years away it is at this point. It just struck me as funny that you know maybe aliens would be watching I Love Lucy and that’s what they would think earth is like. I wanted to make it because we are dealing with madness and there is the acronym M.A.D., mutually assured destruction, from the Cold War in terms of the arms race that it would be a good thing to bring into the fray. So thinking something about M.A.D. And making Honey the fun, but seemingly dim-witted housewife of a brilliant nuclear physicist and her wacky hyjinx she gets into there. The idea was to have every issue to have a short story of Life With Honey to parallel emotionally with a lesson that Loma is going through. I always suggest to people to always read Life With Honey and not skip over that because it always enhances the story.Marley: With Honey, it’s not what the aliens are seeing, it’s what’s real. Well, I did draw her first.Cecil: Yeah, you did.Marley: Yeah I drew her first in issue 3. Then I didn’t draw her again til after the backup stories. The reality and age point, exploring what it’s like to be an aging star and drawing that. Definitely a different flavor to it.Cecil: I think it’s important because Honey has always been her (Loma’s) mentor/guru of earth. That’s who Loma turns to, so it’s nice to have her actually be that person. And to still have her be that confident and tour guide, but in a much different way than she expected.Great! A little more specific on the art since we have Marley here. How was it designing madness and how madness looks in the book versus reality?Marley: You mean how I approached it? Hmmm. It was different for volume two than it was for volume one. Volume one you see tongues, you see eyeballs because she’s getting used to her form and she’s manifesting what she’s experiencing in a new body, so it’s kind of coming out in weird places through physical manifestations. Now she’s just drifting, so she’s grabbing it from other people’s feelings. I’m kind of drawing on an exaggeration of other things around her because she’s focusing outwardly as she’s exploring around the United States. It changes depending on whatever the scenario is. I have some things that are consistent to show that the madness is happening, but I try to streamline it so people can still follow. It can be really fun, and hopefully grounded somewhere in there, but this is generally my approach.For sure. One other thing I noticed about the book in general and it’s really prominent in Volume Two is that the antagonists aren’t really driven by evil which is common in big two comics. The motivation of these characters is love and prioritizing someone else’s love over your own or prioritizing your own love over someone else’s. That seems to be the source of most of the conflict. So how did you come about structuring the story in this way that’s unique to big two comics?Cecil: Well, I think that when you’re dealing with madness, it’s such a strange thing and I wanted to do something a bit different than the Vertigo run that happened over twenty years ago. There was a lot of violence in it; a lot of cruelty and stuff. I wanted to stake a claim in a new area, so love was sort of a natural place to go. I think it’s ever hopeful, so you can have as much despair as you want. Doesn’t mean we don’t have evil in there. Doesn’t mean we won’t have evil in there. But I think love is a good North Star to sail by and I feel like Loma has so much to learn. It’s about Loma becoming a being, not a human being, but a whole being. Love is a powerful thing. And love can also be used as a weapon. Love can sometimes be turned on you. It’s a wonderful thing, but there are scary parts of it too.I know we’re running short on time.Cecil: We still have time for one more question!Okay! So with everything set up here, it can go anywhere you want the story to go now. Do you want to give readers any hints on the direction things might go or what we might see in the next arch?Marley: I think there is definitely a tone shift. We are getting further into what it means to be a whole person. Sometimes that’s embracing different aspects, even negative aspects and it’s different. I don’t want to give anything away though!Cecil: I don’t want to give anything away either! I’m like afraid because how do you say things without saying anything!You know, I will say that it is a few years later. So Shade, she’s got this new body that’s her, and she’s sort of exploring the world in a much more deep way that is both pleasurable and painful. The world is also moving on and things are happening in the world that she’s going to have to face.I’m really excited for it! You’re both doing really great stuff.Cecil: Thank you! Marley: We’re a great team and we like this book a lot.Anything else you want to add before we wrap up.Cecil: In Shade, the Changing Woman we have wonderful backup stories that are illustrated by Jamie Coe. I just want to emphasize that they really are a part of the story and I want to encourage readers of Shade to definitely not skip the backups because they’re extra peaks to the whole of the story. Marley: And if you skip them you miss out on Jamie Coe’s art. He’s frickin’ awesome!Thank you both so much! This was really great. Can’t wait for the next volume.Shade, the Changing Woman #1 is available everywhere March 7th ‘Joker’ Gets Eight-Minute Standing Ovation at World PremiereReview: ‘DC Universe Online’ Soars on Nintendo Switch last_img read more

Principal livestreams herself reading books to get young children hooked

first_imgYork Elementary School Principal Dawn Harris gave her students some homework Tuesday night.Yes, she said, she knows this Evergreen Public Schools elementary is a no-homework campus. But this night is special. This night is Tuck in Tuesday.For three weeks, Harris has been reading to her students at 7:30 p.m. every Tuesday over Facebook Live. Students at the Orchards-area elementary are encouraged to snuggle up with their family (whatever adult has a Facebook account) and listen to Harris read from a new, brightly-colored storybook.Harris was inspired by Belinda George, an elementary school principal in Beaumont, Texas, whose own Tuesday story times went viral and attracted national attention.“This is one thing that I can do,” Harris said. “I can connect with families and hopefully spread out more into the community.”Harris’ approach to education is pretty simple: Show kids and families that you love teaching them, and they’ll love school in return.It was with that in mind that Harris started this new tradition, and it’s already starting to work. Harris recalled how one little boy, who never seemed excited or engaged in school, is now starting to ask her to read specific books.“It’s that engagement with the kids, no matter what,” she said.Christie BrownSilva, a mother of six, has been hunkering down in her pajamas with her children every Tuesday. All but her youngest, a baby girl, attended or are currently attending York Elementary School.last_img read more

Media John Terry debating coaching role at Chelsea

first_imgChelsea legend John Terry is reportedly considering making a return to a club in a coaching capacity after turning down a move to Spartak MoscowThe 37-year-old defender seemed close to making a surprise move to Russia last week.But Terry ultimately decided to not take up Spartak’s offer due to family reasons.Now the former England captain must decide whether or not he will continue his playing career.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Sporting Lisbon and Aston Villa have both been touted as possible destinations for Terry.But the five-time Premier League winner could instead begin a coaching career.Metro reports that Chelsea are hopeful that they can convince Terry to return to Stamford Bridge and work with the younger players coming through the ranks.The Blues have apparently been inspired by rival clubs who have handed former players a role in the coaching department.last_img read more

BAHAMAS Minister of the Environment Announced Landfill Remediation Shortlist

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, February 13, 2018 – Nassau – Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld S. Ferreira, released the shortlist of seven qualified firms that were chosen from a total of 18 applicants who submitted Expressions of Interest (EOI), to be considered for submitting landfill remediation proposals to the government.A proposal to government would detail how the company plans to deconstruct, remediate, and operate the New Providence Sanitary Landfill, as well as all the Landfills throughout the Bahamian archipelago.On February 8, 2018, Minister Ferreira made the announcement to the press from the Ministry’s conference room at its headquarters on Charlotte Street. The order of the list does not reflect the Ministry’s preference for any company over the other.Companies shortlisted are:* Apapa International (Nassau) Ltd.* Bahamas Waste* Bahamas WPT Ltd.* Eastern Waste Systems Ltd.* Marine Contractors Inc.* Providence Advisors* Valoriza Servicios Medioambientales, S.A.By: Gena Gibbs (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

Its official Foden signs new City deal

first_imgManchester City midfielder Phil Foden has signed a new five-and-a-half-year deal that could keep him at the club until the summer of 2024.Foden is regarded as one of the brightest youngsters in English football and the Premier League champions have moved to secure his long-term future after reports surfaced he might be tempted to leave the club due to a lack of games with the first team.The teenager has featured in all competitions for the Citizens so far this campaign and had been linked with Juventus and Borussia Dortmund.Foden, who is a product of City’s academy, is now contracted to his boyhood club for the foreseeable future.The 18-year-old’s new deal will reportedly see him earn the sum £30,000 per week.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Phil Foden has agreed a new five-and-a-half-year contract extension with City,” the club said on its official website.“The 18-year-old playmaker is now contracted to the club until 2024.”Manchester City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We are delighted to have secured Phil for the next five and a half years.”“He is an outstanding talent and he is Manchester City born and bred so this is where he wants to play his football.”“Under Pep and with the players we have here around him, he is in the best place possible to develop as a player.”last_img read more

AMI Experiments with ScreensaverLike Video Ads

first_img The video advertising firm announced that it’s been selected to provide outstream video units to American Media, Inc., publishers of The National Enquirer, Men’s Fitness, OK!, and several others. AMI is the first publisher to use the company’s new Coffee Break Unit, an outstream video format that can be placed independent of content. Functioning like a desktop screensaver, ads play when a viewer is idle or stops browsing movements in an active tab. Unlike pre-roll, Coffee Break Units don’t rely on content or inventory and can be placed anywhere on a page. By customizing the user experience alongside revenue optimization using a range of outstream desktop and mobile video ad formats, in theory, publishers will be able to maximize their revenue per user session and advertisers will increase viewability, all while keeping the user experience in mind. Creating graceful ad units that don’t take away from the quality of a brand’s content has long been a challenge for publishers. ConvertMedia believes it’s found the solution.center_img However, AMI is first-to-market with Coffee Break Unit and Kroski admits that it’s still too early in testing to provide a verdict on the video format but “so far the response has been overall very positive.” Brian Kroski, chief digital officer at AMI, tells Folio:, “We are always looking for innovative ad solutions that provide strong performance for our advertisers while minimizing the impact on the reader’s interaction with our quality content.”last_img read more

Assembly approves granting immunity to sex workers who aid police

first_imgOn Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly approved a measure that gives immunity to sex workers who tell police when more serious crimes have occurred.Listen nowWhen the ordinance was first introduced it drew support from advocates, as well as several women who had previously engaged in prostitution. Many testified they’d encountered heinous and violent crime, but were afraid of reporting it to law enforcement for fear of prosecution.However critics said the proposal was vague, hard to enforce and targeted a problem Anchorage may or may not have. Even after revisions, the municipal prosecutor’s office remained firmly opposed.But Assembly members like Eric Croft of West Anchorage felt the re-worked ordinance was narrow enough to potentially boost reporting to law enforcement without many negative impacts.“And it’s not doing very much harm because, again, there aren’t that many prosecutions for this,” Croft said.Under municipal statue, prostitution is a class B misdemeanor. The new measure specifies a person who witnesses or is victim to a some class A misdemeanors can receive immunity if he or she cooperates in reporting it to police. The move is aligned with a similar provision in SB91, last year’s state omnibus crime bill.The ordinance passed 10 to 1, with Eagle River representative Amy Demboski opposed.Elsewhere in the meeting, the Assembly voted to advance a complicated development project. The move opens the possibility of using tax abatement as a tool for converting the outdated Department of Health and Human Services downtown into senior housing, and building new residential units in a section of Midtown Anchorage off Tudor Road. The proposal from the mayor’s administration received some criticism for not working more closely with the school district, which uses a nearby property to operate its fleetof buses.The body also approved a parking proposal from East Anchorage Assembly member Forrest Dunbar. The measure establishes a grace-period for leaving cars parked downtown overnight on weekends up until 11am the next morning.last_img read more

Budget 2017 Anita Borg Institute calls on govt to build ecosystem to

first_imgHow can India create more Suchi Mukherjees, Vidya Natarajs and Richa Kars? Simple, by encouraging more such women, according to Anita Borg Institute (ABI). The India chapter of women technologists’s body added that the success of Startup India and Standup India hinges a lot on women taking up entrepreneurship.Read: Almost 40 per cent of our 3,000-plus clients are women, says financial planner Priya Sunder”Unless the Government continues to step in and is highly committed to creating an ecosystem that nurtures and supports women entrepreneurs, all efforts such as ‘Startup India’, ‘Make in India’ and ‘Stand-Up India’ will not achieve the desired goals that implied empowerment and financial stability for women,” Geeta Kannan, Managing Director of ABI India said in a statement.Richa Kar is founder of online lingerie retailer Zivame, Vidya Nataraj is co-founder of men’s bespoke apparel firm Tailorman and founder of jewellery portal, BlueStone and Suchi Mukherjee is co-founder of women’s portal India was launched in January last year, while Standup India was rolled out in April 2016.Kannan said its time to improve on the low numbers of women entrepreneurs in India, citing the All India Report of Sixth Economic Census released in March last year. “Last year, the Sixth Economic Census released by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation had revealed that women constituted only 13.76% of the total 58.5 million entrepreneurs.”The figure translates into 1,353,465 establishments where women have hired workers. The Census pegged the total number of persons employed in such establishments at 13.45 million.Startup India and Standup India offer funds and incentives to support entrepreneurs, both to drive growth and to turn job-seekers into job-providers, in line with PM Narendra Modi’s pronouncement for these initiatives.”The Finance Act, 2016 Section 80- IAC has provision for Startups (Companies and LLPs) to get income tax exemption for 3 years in a block of 5 years, if they are incorporated between 1st April 2016 and 31st March 2019,” the commerce and industry ministry had said in July last year.In October, Nasscom had launched “Change Makers Summit” to encourage women with funding, access to information and networking with angel investors to launch their start-ups.last_img read more

Fallout 4 tips that will save you a ton of headache

first_imgDo the Minutemen missionsThose repetitive missions where Preston Garvey sends you from town to town to build recon beacons and clear out enemies? They eventually lead to a very powerful attack. It’s worth doing those missions — you get more than just new settlements you have to babysit.There is a cover systemIt’s not really noted anywhere you would look, and that’s sort of because it’s contextual. You don’t see a prompt to, for example, “hide behind cover,” because you just go do it. Walk up to a wall that looks like you could hide behind it, press up against it until your gun is kind of pointed down (since you can’t point your gun through a wall), then aim like you normally would. Your character should peek out behind cover. If this doesn’t happen, that means the wall you’re trying to use for cover isn’t able to be used for cover. It’s more or less trial and error — again, it’s not documented very well — but peeking around corners is a good way to get it to work.There’s an in-game help menu that explains everythingThere’s a good chance you never would’ve gone there yourself — you’re too busy dressing up your dog, killing cockroaches, and building cute little villages out of literal trash you find sitting around the world. Chances are, though, if you have a question about a mechanic that seems like it should very obviously be documented somewhere — it’s in the help menu. If you can’t find it on PC, hit Escape, then navigate to Help. It’s right there, but diving into the Help menu isn’t something most people would do after waiting four years for a new Fallout.For now, these tips should make your Fallout 4 experience a whole lot better. We still don’t know how to find Dogmeat when he’s barking at you, though. We’ll be the first to download a mod that puts a Dogmeat icon on your HUD.If you’d rather just cheat, IGN has you covered:Image credit: Hell-Site By now, you’ve likely spent the past couple “sick days” exploring the Commonwealth, creeping on teddy bears, and collecting every suit of power armor you can find and stashing them all in a garage you built so you can feel like a post-apocalypse Tony Stark. You’re also probably wondering why certain actions in the game seem so tedious, or how Bethesda could’ve possibly overlooked simple control schemes or would-be obvious gameplay mechanics. Well, Bethesda most likely didn’t overlook (most of) those schemes and mechanics — they just overlooked making them clear to the player. We’ve composed a list of handy Fallout 4 tips that will surely make your experience in the Commonwealth much less tedious.I made Joe Manganiello in the character creator.Hidden PC controlsIf you’re playing Fallout 4 on the PC, aside from the occasional crash, the most frustrating part of the experience is the control scheme, like having to use the arrow keys to choose dialog and navigate the settlement builder interface, or having to press Enter to confirm things. Well, it turns out the PC controls are much less tedious than it seems.Use the E key to confirm instead of EnterUse the 1, 2, 3, and 4 keys instead of the arrow keys when choosing dialog. Weirdly, the choices are kind of randomly placed around the dialog diamond, so the 1 key is the top choice, the 2 key is the left choice, 3 is the choice on the right, and 4 is the bottom choiceIn the settlement builder interface, you can press Shift and you can navigate the menus with WASD instead of the arrow keysIf you notice the text in a terminal is too long, you can press Enter to continue to the next pageYou can perform a melee attack with your weapon but pressing the left Alt keyTo hold an item in front of you in order to place it, hold E when your cursor is over the item. In older Bethesda games, this used to be the Z key Dressing your dogIf you love your dog and want to protect him with some armor — or are one of those people that torture your pets by dressing them up in puppy outfits — you can do that in Fallout 4. Simply select your companion, select trade, then give the little guy some things a dog could wear. Once the items are in his inventory, you can select that item and select the Equip option. You can find dog armor and collars scattered around the Commonwealth — he can even wear bandanas.This pack Brahmin won’t get off my roof.Building settlements made easyFallout 4’s new settlement-building system lets you literally rebuild Boston. Sure, some of your towns are in depressing areas — no manner of luxury can make that town in the alley near Diamond City any less sad — but you don’t have to be depressed building them. The system is fairly robust, but poorly documented. These tips will help you more easily bring Boston back to glory:You have to assign settlers to tasks. If you have a guard tower, you need to assign a guard; if you have crops, you need to assign a farmer. In the construction interface, highlight a settler and hit E, then walk over to their assignment, highlight that, and hit E to assign. Sometimes settlers will just assign themselves for whatever reason, but you can’t rely on thatWorkshops aren’t initially linked between settlements, but you can make it happen. If you have 300 cloth in one town, the neighboring town won’t have access to it. With the Local Leader perk, though, selected upon leveling up, you can create supply chains between towns, and all of your workshop materials become shared. You need to assign a settler to a supply chain, thoughYou need to attach wires from generators to give something power. That’s obvious, but how to attach wires isn’t. You do not construct them from the “Connectors” tab like you’d think. Instead, highlight the generator, and look at the construction interface — you’ll get an “attach a wire” option. Select that, then highlight the object you want to power, then select attach wire once again. Wires cost copper materialsYou can construct additional pylons (sorry) to attach wires all over your settlement, so you don’t need to drop generators all over the place — you can just build a tidy block of generators somewherelast_img read more

K239b A planet that shouldnt be there at all

first_img(—An international team of astronomers has reported the discovery of a new giant extrasolar planet orbiting a subgiant star so closely that it should be destroyed due to tidal interactions. However, against all odds, the planet has survived and is the shortest-period alien world orbiting a subgiant star known to date. The findings were reported in a paper published on May 31 on Explore further More information: The K2-ESPRINT Project V: a short-period giant planet orbiting a subgiant star arXiv:1605.09180 [astro-ph.EP] report on the discovery and characterization of the transiting planet K2-39b (EPIC 206247743b). With an orbital period of 4.6 days, it is the shortest-period planet orbiting a subgiant star known to date. Such planets are rare, with only a handful of known cases. The reason for this is poorly understood, but may reflect differences in planet occurrence around the relatively high-mass stars that have been surveyed, or may be the result of tidal destruction of such planets. K2-39 is an evolved star with a spectroscopically derived stellar radius and mass of 3.88+0.48−0.42 R⊙ and 1.53+0.13−0.12 M⊙, respectively, and a very close-in transiting planet, with a/R⋆=3.4. Radial velocity (RV) follow-up using the HARPS, FIES and PFS instruments leads to a planetary mass of 50.3+9.7−9.4 M⊕. In combination with a radius measurement of 8.3±1.1 R⊕, this results in a mean planetary density of 0.50+0.29−0.17 g~cm−3. We furthermore discover a long-term RV trend, which may be caused by a long-period planet or stellar companion. Because K2-39b has a short orbital period, its existence makes it seem unlikely that tidal destruction is wholly responsible for the differences in planet populations around subgiant and main-sequence stars. Future monitoring of the transits of this system may enable the detection of period decay and constrain the tidal dissipation rates of subgiant stars. © 2016 Citation: K2-39b: A planet that shouldn’t be there at all (2016, June 23) retrieved 18 August 2019 from The size of subgiant K2-39 and its exoplanet, shown relative to the size of the sun. The distance between K2-39 and its planet is also indicated, relative to the distance of the sun to Mercury. The Earth is not shown on this figure, because it is more than two times further away than Mercury. Credit: Vincent Van Eylen/Aarhus University Astronomers discover a giant inflated exoplanet orbiting a distant star The planet, designated K2-39b, was first spotted by NASA’s prolonged Kepler mission, known as K2. To confirm the planetary status of K2-39b, the team of researchers, led by Vincent Van Eylen of the Aarhus University in Denmark, has employed the High Accuracy Radial velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS) spectrograph on the ESO 3.6m telescope in La Silla, Chile, the Nordic Optical Telescope in La Palma, Canary Islands, as well as the Magellan II telescope at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile. The ground-based follow-up measurements were crucial to confirm that the newly found object was, indeed, a genuine exoplanet. The scientists conducted the so-called radial velocity measurements to measure the movement of the star caused by the planet. They clearly confirmed that the planet was indeed real, and also allowed the team to determine its mass. According to the study, K2-39b is 50 times more massive than our planet and has a radius of about eight Earth radii.However, what is most intriguing about the new findings is that the planet is orbiting its evolved subgiant host star every 4.6 days, and so closely that it should be tidally destroyed.”K2-39b is a bit of a ‘special beast,’ because such short-period planets orbiting large, evolved stars, are quite rare. (…) This planet is special mostly because of the star it orbits: Its host star is an evolved star, a subgiant several times larger than the sun. Around such stars, very few short-period planets were known, and there is speculation this may be because they cannot survive so close to such large stars. However, the fact that we have now found this planet, very close to a subgiant star, proves that at least some planets can survive there,” Van Eylen told, there are two main theories attempting to explain the lack of close-in planets orbiting evolved subgiant stars. One of the hypotheses is that planets might be tidally destroyed as the star evolves and grows larger. The other scenario suggests that this is due to the systematically higher masses of the observed evolved stars compared to the observed main-sequence stars.In the study, the scientists also attempt to estimate how long K2-39b can survive orbiting its sub-giant parent star. Taking into account the stellar mass of K2-39 and assuming that the planet remains in its current orbit, they suggest that the alien world will end its life probably in about 150 million years’ time.Furthermore, the team notes that it seems there may be a second planet in the system, at a much larger distance from the star. However, according to Van Eylen, the current data set has not been able to constrain this potential second planet. Further measurements may be able to do just that.The researchers concluded that future studies of such planets like K2-39b orbiting evolved stars will help understand the fates of planets as their host stars grow older. Moreover, as K2 continues its observing campaign, it may discover other rare systems similar to K2-39, allowing scientists to further constrain stellar structure and planet formation and evolution. 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.last_img read more

Ringing in spring in Capital city

first_imgThe recently held Basant Utsav festival, held every year in Delhi to mark the onset of spring, opened to a packed house. Orgainsed by Delhi Tourism in association with Sahitya Kala Parishad and Salwan Education Trust, the event saw cultural performances and folk dances, which were showcased. Decorated with special lamps and lights, the colourful venue also played host to a special exhibition, which included various facts and figures about Delhi. It was aimed at giving an insight about Delhi to the citizens and people visiting the event. A quiz competition was also held on this occasion, with the winners receiving a new year’s calendar and a diary from the government of Delhi.The event also saw a qawwali performance by the Nizami Bandhu (Ghulam Shabir and Ghulam Waris Qawwal) and a Punjabi pop music performance by Shahzada Salim.All in all, it was an enjoyable evening.last_img read more

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first_img News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content News | February 28, 2012 Mammography-Detected Breast Cancer in 40-49 Year-Olds Has Better Prognosis News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more center_img February 27, 2012 — Based on a study of nearly 2,000 breast cancer patients, researchers at the Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle say that, in women between the ages of 40 and 49, breast cancers detected by mammography have a better prognosis. The study appears in the March issue of Radiology.“In our study, women aged 40 to 49 whose breast cancer was detected by mammography were easier to treat and had less recurring disease and mortality, because their cancer was found at an earlier stage,” said Judith A. Malmgren, Ph.D., president of HealthStat Consulting Inc.Malmgren and a team of researchers reviewed breast cancer patient data from a dedicated registry at the Swedish Cancer Institute’s community cancer center. The researchers analyzed data on 1,977 breast cancer patients between the ages of 40 and 49 who were treated between 1990 and 2008. The researchers looked at method of diagnosis (detected by mammography, patient or physician), stage at diagnosis (0-IV, confirmed by biopsy), treatment, and annual follow-up information, including recurrence of disease.“Our goal was to assess the differences between mammography and non-mammography detected breast cancer, to determine whether earlier detection confers a treatment and morbidity advantage because the disease is found at an earlier stage,” Malmgren said.The data analysis revealed a significant increase in the percentage of mammography-detected breast cancer over the 18-year period: from 28 percent in 1990 to 58 percent in 2008. Over the same period, patient- and physician-detected breast cancer declined from 73 percent of all cases in 1990 to 42 percent in 2008.“The shift toward more mammography-detected breast cancer cases was accompanied by a shift toward diagnosis at an earlier stage of disease that required less treatment,” Malmgren said.Over the 18-year period, the number of breast cancers diagnosed at Stage 0 increased by 66 percent, while the number of Stage III breast cancers decreased by 66 percent.  The majority of Stage 0 cancer cases were ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), a non-invasive cancer that is confined to a milk duct. The treatment of DCIS remains controversial, because not all experts agree that it is potentially life threatening.Malmgren said another key finding of the study was the extent of treatment patients received. Compared with women whose cancer was self-detected or discovered by a physician, patients whose cancer was detected using mammography were more likely to have breast-conserving treatment and less likely to have chemotherapy. Specifically, they were more likely to undergo lumpectomy (67 percent versus 48 percent), less likely to undergo modified radical mastectomy (25 percent versus 47 percent), and less likely to die of breast cancer (4 percent versus 11 percent).“The benefits of breast cancer treatment are accompanied by significant harms,” Malmgren said. “Chemotherapy may have long-lasting toxic effects on a woman’s body, and mastectomy and reconstructive surgery are difficult and expensive operations that can have a significant effect on body image.”For more information: News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. 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Go back to the enewsletter Qatar Airways and Roya

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterQatar Airways and Royal Jordanian have announced an expansion of their current code-share agreement, which will add six new destinations to ‌Royal Jordanian’s existing network. Royal Jordanian will enhance Qatar Airways’ network with the addition of flights from Amman to Doha, furthering the existing Qatar Airways code-share on Royal Jordanian-operated flights to Doha.Royal Jordanian customers will have access to more destinations on Qatar Airways’ global network such as Dhaka in Bangladesh, Muscat in Oman, Karachi in Pakistan, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Perth in Australia, and Singapore. This expansion will open up 18 weekly flights between Doha and Amman in addition to numerous new connections on Qatar Airways global network from the award-winning Hamad International Airport.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK — A posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer Edie Windsor will be released in October.Windsor’s “A Wild and Precious Life” will draw upon her uncompleted manuscript and other personal papers, St. Martin’s Press announced Thursday. The book was finished by Joshua Lyon, with co-operation from her spouse, Judith Kasen-Windsor. “A Wild and Precious Life” will include everything from her childhood to her coming out as a lesbian to the 2013 Supreme Court ruling she helped bring about that led to same-sex marriage nationwide.Windsor, who died in 2017, challenged a federal law that would have only granted her an inheritance tax break if she married a man. She was facing a big tax bill after the death of her first wife, Thea Spyer, whom she had married in Canada.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted Feb 28, 2019 4:13 am PDTcenter_img Posthumous memoir by gay rights pioneer due in Octoberlast_img read more

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