a month agoMan Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup action

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd defender Axel Tuanzebe wants more Cup actionby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United defender Axel Tuanzebe hopes to keep his place for the next round of the Carabao Cup.Tuazebe captained United to their shootout win over Rochdale this week.United travel to Chelsea for the fourth round next month in an all-Premier League blockbuster. “These are the kind of games you want to be playing,” said Tuanzebe. “People dismiss the Carabao Cup and say it is a nothing kind of trophy. But you respect the teams who are in it and you respect the competition. Chelsea will be a big game and we want to win it and march on.” last_img

JKs relation with India will end if terms and conditions of its

first_imgSrinagar: PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday that the relation of Jammu and Kashmir with India will end if the terms and conditions of the state’s accession to the Union were changed.”2020 will also be a deadline from Jammu and Kashmir to the nation. If you remove those terms and conditions on which Jammu and Kashmir acceded to India, our relation with the country will also end,” Mehbooba told reporters after filing her nomination papers from the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency. The former chief minister was responding to BJP president Amit Shah’s assertion that Article 35A, which guarantees special status to Jammu and Kashmir in terms of residency rights, will be repealed by 2020. On the Congress manifesto, Mehboba said it was word by word same as the Agenda of Alliance agreed upon between her father Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and the BJP at the time of government formation in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015. “Congress manifesto is same as what Mufti Mohammad Sayeed kept in Agenda of Alliance with BJP…status quo on Article 370, revocation of AFSPA, holding dialogue and reducing army footprint from civilian areas. It is word by word the same thing,” she asserted.last_img read more

Football JT Barrett named finalist for Davey OBrien Award

Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) looks to throw a pass in the first half in the game against Illinois on Nov. 18. Ohio State won 52-14. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett was named a finalist for the Davey O’Brien Award Monday.Barrett joins Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph as the three finalists for the award, given out annually to the nation’s top quarterback.Barrett, who was named one of 18 semifinalists on Nov. 7, has thrown for 2,698 yards and 32 touchdowns, the fifth-most in the country. He has rushed for eight more touchdowns and 605 yards.Troy Smith won the Davey O’Brien Award in 2006, the only Buckeye to do so.Mayfield, whose Sooners are No. 4 in the College Football Playoff rankings, has thrown for 3,816 yards and 34 scores. His completion percentage of 70.8 is No. 1 in the nation.Rudolph has the most passing yards in the country, with 4,115. He has also tossed 33 touchdowns.The winner will be announced Dec. 7 at the College Football Awards. read more

Frustrated Wagner reflects on Bournemouth defeat

first_imgHuddersfield manager David Wagner has slammed his side’s performance for “giving away presents” in the pitch after their 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth.Christmas came early for Bournemouth as Huddersfield Town visited bearing presents, according to Wagner.Poor defending were the presents they gave to Bournemouth as Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser scored to give Eddie Howe’s side a 2-0 lead, but the visitors managed to pull a goal back thanks to Terence Kongolo.“This is very frustrating,” Wagner told Sky Sports.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“It is very disappointing. To make it totally clear I don’t think we deserved anything out of this game because you need your defence and offence to work.“It was Christmas for Bournemouth because we gave away presents at both ends of the pitch, even if performance-wise it was another top-class away performance.“We controlled big parts and we dominated them. We had enough opportunities to score at least two.We needed to score three or four today but we didn’t take them and that is why we have no rewards in terms of points.”last_img read more

Craig Levein reflects on embarrassing defeat

first_imgHearts manager Craig Levein says he’s embarrassed after his side lost 5-0 to Livingston to Friday in the Scottish Premier League.It was goalless until the 72nd minute when Livingston were awarded a penalty and Hearts went on to concede four more goals in 18 minutes, leaving Levein humiliated by the final scoreline.“Horrible. Embarrassing. I just didn’t see it coming. We had things go against us in a short time frame, starting with Clevid (Dikamona) having to go off,” Levein told Sky Sports.“We’ve got injuries at centre-half without that happening. The second half, we started reasonably well. I felt we were better than the first half.News: Pereira has gone on loan from United to Hearts George Patchias – August 13, 2019 The young Portuguese goalkeeper has secured a loan deal for the remainder of the season to Hearts of the Scottish Premier League.According to a…“Then we’ve had a mad spell around the first goal when Bobby (Zlamal) has spent far too long making his mind up whether to come for the ball, and paid the penalty.“We lose Arnaud, I thought it was harsh, but it wasn’t what led to us losing five goals. That was down to us capitulating. We made them look like Paris St Germain at times.“Some people went in their shell and started looking after themselves. It’s embarrassing, it really is.“I have to give credit to Livingston but my main concern is making sure that, for our supporters, in particular, that doesn’t happen again. Because that just wasn’t acceptable.”last_img read more

Special Preview – Folio BtoB CEO Survey Report 2009

first_imgWhile the “tipping point” is a phrase that typically refers to digital surpassing print, online remains the second largest revenue stream for both larger (15.3 percent) and smaller (15.1 percent) b-to-b publishers. However, digital has surpassed events as a revenue stream for both larger and smaller b-to-b publishers in 2009. While there are some obvious exceptions to that (notably larger event producers like Advanstar), it suggests events have been hit even harder over the last year than expected. And while data/market information sales may be the next big opportunity for b-to-b publishers, it remains the smallest revenue stream, accounting for an average of 3.4 percent of overall revenue for larger publishers and 2 percent of revenue for smaller publishers generating less than $5 million per year. However, as digital strategies, and subsequently lead generation strategies, become more sophisticated, look for data/market information sales to soar over the next few years.   Thirty percent of publishers generating more than $5 million per year in revenue say they expect overall revenue to increase this year, with 20 percent saying the growth will be between 5 percent and 19 percent. However, larger publishers seem more doubtful about growth than smaller publishers, with 35 percent saying revenue will be flat and 33 percent saying it will decrease Meanwhile, the mix of revenue for b-to-b publishers continues to expand although print remains the dominant product, accounting for an average of 54.9 percent for smaller publishers and 52.9 percent for larger publishers (Chart 3) in 2009. Technology InvestmentRamping up the digital business and maximizing cost efficiencies are priorities for most publishers. However, there seems to be a growing divide between smaller and larger b-to-b publishers making significant investment in technology, especially during the downturn. Five percent of larger publishers spent $1 million or more on new technology in 2008, while the majority of respondents in the $5 million+ category say they spent between $100,000 and $249,999 on new technology last year. Just 6 percent say they did not invest in new technology (Chart 4).On the smaller publisher side, the majority of publishers spent less than $10,000 on new technology in 2008, while 23 percent say they did not invest in technology at all. In August, FOLIO: will release a special report analyzing five year’s worth of its B-to-B CEO surveys conducted with Readex Research, tracking everything from revenue performance to profit trends to technology investments and CEO salaries.In advance of the five-year outlook, FOLIO: is offering a preview of some of the findings specific to b-to-b publishers in 2008 and 2009.While b-to-b publishing is obviously challenged (American Business Media’s Business  Information Network says trade ad pages have sunk 28.9 percent for the first two months of 2009, representing 31 straight months of decline), a significant number of respondents to Folio:’s 2009 B-to-B CEO Survey think overall revenue will grow this year. Thirty-nine percent of respondents (Chart 1) generating less than $5 million in revenue per year think they will be up (with 17 percent of that group saying they’ll be up by 10 percent to 19 percent). Meanwhile, 30 percent of smaller publishers say revenue will remain flat from 2008 and 25 percent say it will decrease. Meanwhile, 32 percent of smaller publishers and 37 percent of larger publishers say they will launch an online startup in 2009 (20 percent of larger publishers also say they will launch a print magazine).While M&A remains light, 20 percent of larger publishers expect to acquire another company before the year is out (compared to 8 percent of smaller publishers).last_img read more

9 great reads from CNET this week

first_img Tech Industry Culture No summer doldrums for us. It was a week chock-full of news and lots of great features too as today we celebrate 50 years since the first moon walk. We’re also smack-dab in the middle of Comic-Con and spent the week watching tech titans get scrutinized by lawmakers and regulators alike. Here are the week’s stories you don’t want to miss. Fair warning — we’re a little over the moon about the moon. FaceApp was a test. We didn’t passOur inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won’t age well. Sarah Tew/CNET I lived like a moon astronaut and have the scars to prove itPreparing for life as an astronaut on the moon or Mars is serious business. Evan Miller/CNET First-time Comic-Con cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilaratingSan Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here’s how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.cosplay2.jpg Erin Carson/CNET 5G is spotty now but will get so much better. Here’s whyIt has a lot to do with new devices, broader networks and one key wireless chip.Sprint 5G Lynn La/CNET Apollo took us to the moon in 1969. Why haven’t we gone back?It was a time when spaceflight wasn’t really about space.backtothemoon Robert Rodriguez/CNET Neopets friendships still thrive 20 years laterDon’t be surprised if your Neopets.com friends invite you to their wedding.Hollywood Radio and Television 10th annual kids day 2004 Frazer Harrison / Getty Images Stan Lee sang to me: 10 crazy Comic-Con moments I’ll never forgetHugs from George R.R. Martin and birthday wishes from Mark Hamill. Here are some of Bonnie Burton’s wilder experiences at SDCC.2012georgerr Bonnie Burton/CNET How 5G got tied up in a trade war between Trump and ChinaPresident Trump’s ban of Huawei and the ongoing trade war with China could have big implications for the future of 5G.Osaka Hosts The G20 Summit China News Service Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come trueAs Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.lunarbase NASA/Rick Guidice Tags Post a comment 0 Share your voice 5G Privacy Space Huaweilast_img read more

A fair for the frenzied

first_imgThough his real name is Siddiq Miah, he is quite all right with the local people calling him ‘Siddiq Pagol’ (mad Siddiq).This 60-year-old farmer has been organising a ‘pagol mela’ (mad people’s fair) in his village Kalagaon in Uttar Sreepur union of Tahirpur, Sunamganj district.Previously the fair was held indoors and included a feast and music. This year it was outdoors and on a much grander scale. The fair even had open-air stalls.This Pagoler Mela was held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the the Kalagaon Government Primary School grounds. The local government officials and the common people joined the ‘mad’ people in the fun.Siddiq said as no one pays heed to the welfare of the mad, and so he arranges this fair and invites everyone from the area. He arranges meals for the two days and the locals also help a lot, he said.As a devotee of Maizbhandari, Siddiq said, “This Pagol Mela is both an urs (a religious congregation) and a fair. We sing and chant prayers (zikr) as if in a frenzy throughout the night. No one bothers about the mad people. Since I am one, I think about the others.”Charagaon dweller Tajul said, “I am a disciple of Baba Bhandari and so is Siddiq Pagol. How can a crazed one not respond to this call?”A local, Ali Hossain, said, “There were some stalls this year with more people. There was music throughout Tuesday night and the observation was dedicated to Maizbhandari.”last_img read more

BritishBangladeshi jailed for plot to kill Theresa May

first_imgAn undated handout picture released by the British Metropolitan Police Service in London on 31 August 2018, shows Naa`imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, who planned to bomb the gates of no 10 Downing Street office, kill guards and then attack Britain`s prime minister Theresa May. Photo: AFPA Bangladesh origin UK man, who plotted to kill British prime minister Theresa May, received a prison sentence of at least 30 years Friday from a judge who called him “a very dangerous individual,” reports UNBNaa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, who gave his nationality as Bangladeshi-British, was convicted in London last month of planning to bomb the entry gates to the prime minister’s residence at 10 Downing Street.Prosecutors said he then intended to kill the guards and to attack May with a knife or gun.Rahman, 21, who has family in Birmingham and north London, was arrested in November after collecting a backpack he was led to think contained explosives supplied by fellow IS adherents with whom he communicated.He actually had been talking to undercover intelligence agents.Prior to his arrest, Rahman was referred to a government de-radicalisation programme, but nonetheless plotted his attack over the course of two years, according to prosecutors.They said two of Rahman’s uncles had been jailed in Britain for funding terrorism, while another was killed in a drone strike in Syria.Judge Charles Haddon-Cave sentenced Rahman to life in prison with no chance of parole for 30 years.Haddon-Cave said Rahman believed he had obtained a real bomb that was “capable of causing casualties on a scale comparable to those caused at the Manchester Arena,” where a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert killed 22 people in 2017.“Rahman is a very dangerous individual and it is difficult to predict when, if ever, he will become de-radicalised and no longer be a danger to society,” the judge said.last_img

Six killed in suicide bombing at Pakistani shrine

first_imgLocatoin of Baluchistan. Reuters File PhotoA suicide bombing at a shrine in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday killed six people and left many wounded, a provincial government spokesman said.“It was a suicide blast and a police constable was also killed in the blast,” Baluchistan spokesman Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar told Reuters.He added that the constable was killed while attempting to stop the suicide bomber from entering the shrine.last_img

Anna Stevenson Joins Volleyball Roster

first_imgAwards and Honors Anna Stevenson, a 6-1 middle blocker from Laurens, S.C., has joined the University of Louisville volleyball roster as a transfer from Auburn University. Her .90 blocks/set average ranks tied for eighth all-time on Auburn’s career records list and she set a new Auburn single-season record in 2018, averaging 1.15 blocks/set. Her 91 total blocks in 2018 ranks seventh, while her 18 solo stuffs finished tied for second on the season list. Last year as a sophomore, she played in 22 matches with 21 starts and was fourth on the team with a 2.14 kills/set average, tallying 169 kills on the year. Her .269 hitting percentage was third on the squad and she had seven matches with double-digit kills. She tied her career high in kills in two different matches with 13 vs. High Point and at Ole Miss along with notching two 12-kill performances – at No. 25 Alabama and versus Mississippi State.  Her 1.19 blocks/set mark vs. SEC opponents came in third in the league. She recorded back-to-back nine-block performances to reach a career high at Mississippi State and at Ole Miss. She finished with seven blocks vs. Ole Miss and had six blocks in three other matches. She notched a season-best .625 hitting percentage (11-1-16) against Arkansas. She went 8-0-15 vs. Eastern Illinois for a .533 mark. 2018 War Eagle Invitational All-Tournament Team 2017-18 First-Year SEC Academic Honor RollPrint Friendly Version “Anna is a fantastic addition to our 2019 roster,” said Dani Busboom Kelly, UofL head coach. “Our entire staff was impressed with her mindset and her drive to be great. She has proven that she can physically compete with the best players in the country and is excited about the goals for Louisville volleyball.” She played high school volleyball at Laurens District 55 and was a member of Upward Stars Volleyball Club and was named to the 2016 Under Armour High School All-America Third Team as well as being a PrepVolleyball Senior Ace. She helped 18U team win the 2016 AAU National Title and was the 2016 Index Journal Player of the Year. She was named to the 2015 AVCA Phenom list and made the 2016 All-State squad. She was a three-time All-Region selection and a four-time team Most Valuable Player (2013-16). Story Links As a freshman, she played in 26 matches in 89 sets at middle blocker for the Tigers and was fourth on the team with 188 kills and a 2.11 kills/set average. In all, she had six double-digit kill performances and led the squad with 61 blocks, having 12 solo stuffs and 39 block assists for a .69 blocks/set average. She totaled a career-best 13 kills and eight blocks in her home state as Auburn topped South Carolina in four sets and had 12 kills and five blocks vs. South Alabama, She finished with 12 kills at Texas A&M, adding six kills and a .667 hitting percentage at Georgia Tech in her first career start. She had seven kills on 14 swings for a .500 clip versus nationally-ranked Kentucky.last_img read more

Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer

first_img(PhysOrg.com) — Using photons instead of electrons to transmit information could lead to faster and more secure ways to communicate, among other advantages. Now a team of physicists has taken another step toward realizing quantum photonic technologies by demonstrating how to quickly manipulate single photons at the same wavelengths used in existing optical telecommunications networks. The ability to control a photon’s path and polarization in the time of a few nanoseconds could allow photonic circuits to be integrated with existing optical telecom networks, leading to significant improvements. Copyright 2012 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Researchers demonstrate electo-optic modulation of single photons from a quantum dot 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.center_img More information: Damien Bonneau, et al. “Fast Path and Polarization Manipulation of Telecom Wavelength Single Photons in Lithium Niobate Waveguide Devices.” PRL 108, 053601 (2012). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.053601 Citation: Fast photon control brings quantum photonic technologies closer (2012, February 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-02-fast-photon-quantum-photonic-technologies.html The physicists, from the University of Bristol in Bristol, UK, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK, and the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft, The Netherlands, have published their study on the fast control of the path and polarization of single photons in a recent issue of Physical Review Letters.The physicists worked on a quantum photonic device consisting of circuits through which single photons move, where the circuits can be reconfigured to change the path and polarization of a photon. One of the challenges for these quantum photonics circuits is to manipulate single-photon and multi-photon states at a fast rate.To address this challenge, the researchers used lithium niobate waveguides, which have proven to be capable of fast manipulation in current telecom modulators. By taking advantage of the electro-optic effect, the researchers demonstrated that applying a voltage to electrodes near the waveguide can rapidly manipulate quantum states of light made of one or two photons. They demonstrated this fast path and polarization control of photon pairs generated at the 1550-nm wavelength, which is used in telecom networks.“In this experiment, we demonstrate switching between two configurations of the circuit, each one leading to a different quantum state,” lead author Damien Bonneau of the University of Bristol told PhysOrg.com. “The reconfiguration rate was set at 4 MHz while previous experiments were performed with circuits reconfigured every several seconds. Switches using essentially the same technology are used every day in telecommunication networks to switch bits of information encoded in light pulses at 40 GHz. Such switches could in principle be used at a single-photon level too.”As Bonneau explained, the lithium niobate waveguide’s ability to manipulate quantum states of light provides a distinctly different approach compared with previous methods that worked much slower.“Until now, on-chip manipulation of quantum states of light had relied on heaters acting as slow phase shifters,” Bonneau said. “We demonstrate here that, by using one of the technologies on which the internet is built, one can not only switch light packets for routing classical information, but also rapidly engineer and manipulate quantum states of light.”As the scientists explained, the ability to rapidly control the polarization and path of single photons on a single platform will be useful for both fundamental quantum science and quantum technologies. They plan to expand their research to work toward several of these applications in the future.“Lithium niobate, the material which these devices are made of, can be used to probabilistically generate photons as well,” Bonneau said. “Superconducting single photon detectors could also be integrated onto such a chip. A technological platform combining probabilistic sources of single photons, circuits and detectors can open the way to several applications including reliable single-photon sources (by multiplexing several sources), quantum relays (required for long distance quantum communication), or quantum key distribution (which is required for quantum cryptography).”last_img read more

JU to study chances of volcanotriggered tsunami

first_imgKolkata: The Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management of Jadavpur University is planning to take up awareness measures on the possibility of a tsunami wreck following a volcanic eruption.The move comes after the death of more than 350 people in a tsunami caused after an earthquake in Indonesia, a volcanically active country, in December 2018. There were no warning signs of such a disaster. “We have no knowledge about the quantum of a volcanic eruption, which can bring about a tsunami. We will collect information in this regard through internet or by coordinating with the national and international universities with whom we have collaborations. This will enable us to make our students and the common people more aware and prepare in the face of such a disaster,” said Gupinath Bhandari of civil engineering department of JU, who is in charge of the Centre for Disaster Preparedness and Management college wing. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAfter the devastating tsunami at the Andaman & Nicobar Islands following an earthquake, we started delving deeper into the quantum of a submarine tremor whose after-effect could be a tsunami. A detailed study in this regard made us aware that if the intensity of an earthquake is over 6.3 on the Richter scale, there are chances of a tsunami and if the intensity is over 7.5 on the Richter scale, then the damage of the disaster becomes much greater. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Following this gain of knowledge we have been conducting projects and awareness campaigns and even done some in coordination with Bangladesh. We want to do the same regarding the possibility of a tsunami occurrence after a volcanic eruption. For this, we have to gain knowledge on whether there is any quantum calculation of an eruption that can bring a tsunami as an aftermath,” Bhandari said. The deadly tsunami in Indonesia had killed 373 people and left several trapped in the rubble after strings of buildings collapsed as the tsunami struck almost without any warning. The Ring of Fire where such phenomena occur stretches from Sunda Strait to North America. “It is true that volcano-triggered tsunamis can take place only around the Ring of Fire but as we are working in the area of disaster preparedness, early warning dissemination of knowledge is essential,” Bhandari added.last_img read more

Reliving college memories

first_imgSneaking out of the classrooms, bunking the afternoon lectures and gathering around at the college canteen to treat your taste buds, naturally brings back the smile of nostalgia. Recently, Café Knosh of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel took me to a trip down the memory lane. The ongoing festival serves the signature dishes from some popular Delhi colleges.Though located in an obscure zone, the appetizing aroma of the food and the beautiful ambience makes Café Knosh an enticing place to reminisce the good old college days over a cutting chai. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfSituated on the third floor of the hotel, the very first moment of stepping into the café gave me the feel of those typical college canteens (but of course the cafe is cleaner and classy). I would love to give a 10 on 10 to the vibrant interiors. The colourful cold drink bottles, books stalked in the shelves, a replica of the basketball court adjacent to the canteen and a bus stop dummy beautifully justifies and enhances the overall theme of the festival. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveWhile I absorbed the artistic and aesthetic ambience of the café, I was served with a glass of refreshing orange juice. While I was still struggling with the thought of what to start with (which I always do), I was enlightened by one of the hotel staff (who joined me at the lunch table) that a delhite would anytime grab the bite of chole-bhature over everything else, and so I did the same. The fluffy bhaturas, which did not have even a trace of excess oil, perfectly complimented the spicy yet a bit tangy taste of chole. It was followed by the Pav-Bhaji. Since Pav-Bhaji is something that stimulates my cravings, I couldn’t resist but dig my spoon in the bowl to taste it. Against my expectations, it couldn’t excite my taste buds. But I won’t mind neglecting such a minor disappointment as Rajma Chawal, served afterwards, compensated for the Pav-bhaji. Balanced taste and well-cooked beans actually melt in the mouth. But what won my heart was kadhi-chawal. Though I am not a crazy avid kadhi lover as most of the north Indians are, the quirky taste of the soft pakodas drenched in the yummy curry, fascinated me to bits. With this, I progressed towards the south Indian platter that had masala dosa, Idli and Vada served with three different kinds of chutneys including that of coconut, tomato, and mint. The colorful and fragrant salver took my sense of smell to new heights.So, if the talks are revolving around the canteen food, how can you miss out Maggie, an all time favorite snack? I would delightfully call Café Knosh the mecca of the Maggie lovers. You will find plenty of options, from all veggie Maggie to the chicken masala Maggie, which will explore your taste buds to an explosion of zesty flavor that you have loved all your life.Here I reached the end of a wholesome meal without a dessert but a sizzling cutting chai which indeed preserved the feel of chatting-eating in the college canteen on a rainy day. After such a hearty meal I carried the memories of good food and hospitality that surely will keep prompting me to revisit a place like Café Knosh.last_img read more

Limited Availability of DigitalOcean Kubernetes announced

first_imgOn Monday, the Kubernetes team announced that DigitalOcean, which was available in Early Access, is now accessible as Limited Availability. DigitalOcean simplifies the container deployment process that accompanies plain Kubernetes and offers Kubernetes container hosting services. Incorporating DigitalOcean’s trademark simplicity and ease of use, they aim to reduce the headache involved in setting up, managing and securing Kubernetes clusters. DigitalOcean incidentally are also the people behind Hacktoberfest which runs all of October in partnership with GitHub to promote open source contribution. The Early Access availability was well received by users who commented on the simplicity of configuring and provisioning a cluster. They appreciated that deploying and running containerized services consumed hardly any time. Users also brought to light issues and feedback that was utilized to increase reliability and resolve a number of bugs, thus improving user experience in the limited availability of DigitalOcean Kubernetes. The team also notes that during early access, they had a limited set of free hardware resources for users to deploy to. This restricted the total number of users they could provide access to. In the Limited Availability phase, the team hopes to open up access to anyone who requests it. That being said, the Limited Availability will be a paid product. Why should users consider DigitalOcean Kubernetes? Each customer has their own Dedicated Managed Cluster. This provides security and isolation for their containerized applications with access to the full Kubernetes API. DigitalOcean products provide storage for any amount of data. Cloud Firewalls make it easy to manage network traffic in and out of the Kubernetes cluster. DigitalOcean provides cluster security scanning capabilities to alert users of flaws and vulnerabilities. In typical Kubernetes environments; metrics, logs, and events can be lost if nodes are spun down. To help developers learn from the performance of past environments, DigitalOcean stores this information separately from the node indefinitely. To know more about these features, head over to their official blog page. Some benefits for users of Limited Availability: Users will be able to provision Droplet workers in many more of regions with full support. To test out their containers in an orchestrated environment, they can start with a single node cluster using a $5/mo Droplet. As they scale their applications, users can add worker pools of various Droplet sizes, attach persistent storage using DigitalOcean Block Storage for $0.10/GB per month, and expose Kubernetes services with a public IP using $10/mo Load Balancers. This is a highly available service designed to protect against application or hardware failures while spreading traffic across available resources. Looks like users are really excited about this upgrade: Source: DigitalOcen Blog Users that have already signed up for Early Access, will receive an email shortly with details about how to get started. To know more about this news, head over to DigitalOcean’s Blog post. Read Next Kubernetes 1.12 released with general availability of Kubelet TLS Bootstrap, support for Azure VMSS Nvidia GPUs offer Kubernetes for accelerated deployments of Artificial Intelligence workloadslast_img read more

Air Canada WestJet passengers employees in Fort Lauderdale safe

first_img Share Source: The Canadian Press Friday, January 6, 2017 TORONTO — Air Canada and WestJet say all their passengers and employees at the Fort Lauderdale, Fl., airport are accounted for and safe following a mass shooting that has left several people dead.U.S. authorities say a lone shooter opened fire at city’s international airport this afternoon, killing five people and injuring eight before he was taken into custody.They say the shooting took place inside Terminal 2, which serves Delta Air Lines and Air Canada.Air Canada spokesman Peter Fitzpatrick says in an email that passengers on the airline’s departing flights were safely evacuated on the tarmac.Those on flights arriving from Montreal and Toronto were being held off gate while the terminal remained closed.The Fort Lauderdale airport has suspended operations as law enforcement authorities rush to the scene.Fitzpatrick says Air Canada has implemented a rebooking policy for passengers travelling to and from Fort Lauderdale on Friday and Saturday.WestJet spokeswoman Lauren Stewart says the airline is monitoring the situation closely and believes its passengers and staff are safe.More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Stewart said one flight was holding on the ground awaiting departure to Ottawa at the airport’s Terminal 1.“We are following the lead of law enforcement officials at the scene,” Stewart said in an email.Air Canada alert:Air Canada issued the following alert on its website: As a result of the shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Air Canada has implemented a policy for customers who purchased an Air Canada ticket no later than January 6, 2017 for travel to, from or via that airport on January 6 or 7, 2017.If you are scheduled to travel on the affected dates, you may contact Air Canada Reservations to change your flight, free of charge, to another date between now and January 13, 2017, subject to availability in the cabin you originally purchased. Otherwise, any fare difference will apply.You may also choose to travel to an alternate destination. Any change fees will be waived; however, any fare difference will apply. Tags: Air Canada, WestJet Air Canada, WestJet passengers, employees in Fort Lauderdale ‘safe’ << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Rep Hoitenga mutilation ban bill signed into law by governor

first_img11Jul Rep. Hoitenga mutilation ban bill signed into law by governor Categories: Hoitenga News,News A bipartisan bill package, led by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s legislation criminalizing female genital mutilation in Michigan was signed into law today.Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls to remove or damage the external genitalia. Hoitenga’s bill specifically classifies the procedure as a felony, with the legislative package also setting sentencing guidelines, requiring educational programs for health and law enforcement officials, and extending the civil and criminal statute of limitations for victims.“There are not enough adjectives to describe how despicable this procedure is, especially when you’re talking about the victims being as young as 4 years old,” said Hoitenga, of Manton. “There’s no place for this in our society because there are no health benefits; it can subject women to a lifetime of physical and mental pain. I’m glad to help set the standards we now have in Michigan to make doing this so prohibitive.”Hoitenga’s House Bill 4636 is now Public Act 68 of 2017. It is her first law since taking office in January.The legislation follows a February incident where two young girls from Minnesota were subjected to the procedure at a southeast Michigan clinic. A Livonia couple was arrested on federal charges in April after allowing and performing the procedure after hours at their medical clinic, while a third individual has been fired from their emergency room doctor position for performing the procedure at the same Livonia clinic.“Protecting young girls is an issue we can all support,” Hoitenga said. “I am proud to see this legislation as a whole be so well supported in the House and Senate and move so swiftly to the governor’s desk. We all know that Michigan must protect its children and their futures.”#####last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet “There will also be the opportunity on the night to give your thoughts on the European Capital of Culture 2023 bid, and what your aspirations are for an exciting and transformational cultural programme for the region.”As well as showcasing highlights of the contemporary art scene, Culture Night this year also celebrates the heritage which has shaped our cultural identity.Why not take the opportunity to find out more about some of the fascinating archaeological and architectural features of the City with the Walled City Unravelled Walking Tour?Or explore some the city’s most impressive historical buildings such as the Playhouse, St Columb’s Cathedral, St Augustine’s Church and Christ Church as they play host to an eclectic mix of events.Sample a taste of the past at the Tower Museum with cuisine from the 16th and 17th century, and find out more about the city’s shirt factory heritage at the Fashion and Textile Design Centre.Looking ahead to Friday’s events, Arts and Culture Manager with Derry City and Strabane District Council, John Kerr, said: “This year we have been delighted by the response from the local arts community who really see the value in showcases such as Culture Night.“The programme features exhibitions, panel discussions, live music, drama and plenty of material which will provoke debate around the arts as well as entertain and amuse. It’s a chance to meet the artists in smaller more personal spaces, and to enjoy new cultural experiences in some unusual venues. I hope everyone comes out to show their support.”For more information on the full programme of Culture Night events check out derrystrabane.com/culturenight or follow on Facebook and TwitterThese are just a few of the many highlights taking place on the day, and you can find out more about the full programme at www.derrystrabane.com/culturenightTo find out more about the joint bid between Belfast and Derry for the title of European Capital of Culture go to weare2023.eu   #BackOurBid2023 follow us on Facebook / Twitter / InstagramLOCAL VENUES TO THROW OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR CULTURE NIGHT was last modified: September 20th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, encouraged people to come out and have a fantastic evening supporting local artists.“This year’s programme features a wide range of cultural events, all free to attend, so it’s the perfect opportunity to try something new,” he stressed.“We have a rich and vibrant arts scene here in the North West, and while we are so often acknowledged for our musical talent, there are many other facets to our cultural heritage.“This year there is a strong emphasis on the built heritage which makes our city so special, with some unusual venues, and an exploration of some of our most fascinating places and spaces. THIS Friday arts lovers up and down the country are preparing for a busy evening showcasing the talents of a wide range of performers from the local arts scene, as Culture Night 2017 gets underway.Over 40 free events will be taking place locally celebrating the diverse cultural offering of the North West with some entertaining and challenging events on the menu to suit every taste. LOCAL VENUES TO THROW OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR CULTURE NIGHTMAYOR MAOLIOSA MCHUGHWALLED CITYlast_img read more

The news is just out that a company called Red Eag

first_imgThe news is just out that a company called Red Eagle Mining (RD.V) has received the final permit it needs to build its San Ramon Gold Mine in Colombia. We don’t own Red Eagle shares, but this very good news is important to us, because there has been increasing skepticism of Colombia as a mining jurisdiction in recent years. Decades of war and terrorism had pretty much halted modern exploration in Colombia, so when that wound down in the early 2000s, there was an exploration boom. Many stocks soared simply on the basis of acquiring properties to spend money on in the country. Then reality set in, progress was slow, the market turned down, and environmental opposition to mining in the country ramped up. The skepticism was not unreasonable. That makes it all the more important that Red Eagle’s final license was granted in full, without conditions. This shows that Colombia is indeed open to responsible mining, and that’s just what we needed to know regarding our own investments in the country.last_img read more