Attention! Delhi has a fake education board, 6 arrested

first_imgA fake education board functioning in the name of Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi was busted today. Delhi Police arrested six persons including the Chairperson of the Board, Shiv Prasad Pandey  as reported by the news agency, ANI.The police have also recovered 15,000 fake mark sheets of 17 different board and universities, rubber stamps, printers and computer etc. from the premises.The official website, bhsedelhiboard.net, resembling a genuine website claims that it is an autonomous organization under Government of India, Ministry of Education Department.What is Board of Higher Secondary Education?Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi is an autonomous body, which is established for development of education under the guidelines of national education policy 1986 Govt. of India. and programme of action 1992 Govt. of IndiaIn this the board examination’s are completely valid under U.P. intermediate Education act-1921 chapter-14 Regulation 2(40),’ claims the website of the BoardIt has been constituted to regulate non formal Primary, Middle, Higher Secondary (10th), Senior Secondary (12th) education and other vocational courses (Under Self Employment Education Scheme) in IndiaHere we have listed 5 education board of India which are fake:Board of Higher Secondary Education, DelhiThe Central Board of Higher Education, New DelhiIndian Council of Secondary Education, IndiaAll India Board for Education Training DelhiAll India Board of Secondary Education, DelhiNote: These are the few boards which claims that they are recognized by Government. Please beware from such institution. They are nothing more than scam in education.Read: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenadvertisementRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

2011 NT State Championships Results

first_imgJack Caspani was instrumental and had a hand in just about every one of the 14 touchdowns for Alice Springs. For Katherine High, Keelan Fejo was outstanding in a losing team, scoring six of their seven touchdowns.Ramingining Warriors got some silverware claiming the Regional Men’s Open Final over Alice Springs 14-12. In a high scoring game, the experience and skill of Ramingining’s Cameron Adams and Teava Terangi proved too much for Alice Springs.In the Women’s Open, Sportsco Titans took it to their more fancied opponents Hoops 4 Health and went into the half-time break three touchdowns a piece. A half time spray by Bo De La Cruz about her team’s defence worked wonders as the team did not concede a touchdown in the second half but scored five.In the Men’s Open, Cazaly Crocs sprinted out of the blocks to lead three touchdowns to one. The trend continued in the second half with Cazaly Croc’s Trevor Twose running amok and midway through the second half had a 6-1 lead. Many thought this margin was an unassailable lead but somehow BOC Dodgers clawed their way back into the game and evened up the scores through Ryan Whyte with minutes to play. Australian 20’s Boys representative, Cody Green, scored the match winning touchdown for the BOC Dodgers. It was an amazing come from behind victory.ResultsMen’s OpenBOC Dodgers – 8 (Daniel Seden 3, Paul Bond, William Briston, Cody Green, Duncan Seden and Ryan Whyte) defeated Cazaly Crocs – 7 (Akim Lay 3, Trevor Twose 2 and Craig Singleton 2)Women’s Open Hoops 4 Health – 8 (Crystal Browne 3, Bo De La Cruz, Suzie Cubillo, Nova Peris and Jessica Peris) defeated Sportsco Titans – 3 (Caitlyn Costello, Joanne Huddleston and Melinda Taylor)Men’s Open Regional ChampionsRamingining Warriors – 14 (Teava Terangi 4, Shane John Djipunbarri 3, Boaz Mason 2, Cameron Adams, Justin Gaykamangu, Marcus Gurryala, Joseph Smith and Darren Wanybarrnga) defeated Alice Springs – 12 (Jeff Doyle 2, Brendon Donnelly 2, Brendan Taylor-McInnes 2, Steve Thomas Abraham 2, Jeremy Franz and Shane Madrill)Under 18’s Mixed Alice Springs – 14 (Jordan Manu-Preston 3, Jack Caspani 2, Peta Caspani 2, Lauren Donnelly 2, Arti Davis Tahere 2, Zane Clarke-Edwards, Kitsha Hayes-Clarke and Rory Taylor Krollig) defeated Katherine High – 7 (Keelan Fejo 6 and Michael Cameron)For more information on the 2011 NT State Championships, please visit the event website:www.ntstatechamps.mytouchfooty.com To view highlights of the NT State Championships grand finals, please visit Touch Football Australia’s YouTube page:www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

Canada should help Holocaust denier on trial in Germany civil liberties group

first_imgOTTAWA – A civil liberties group is urging the Canadian government to end the “unjust and immoral” imprisonment of Monika Schaefer, a German-Canadian woman on trial in Germany for publishing videos denying the Holocaust.The Ontario Civil Liberties Association says it’s concerned about Canada’s apparent unwillingness to come to the aid of Schaefer, who it describes as a Canadian “political prisoner” who was charged with a German criminal law that does not exist in Canada and is contrary to international law.In a letter signed by executive director Joseph Hickey, the association calls on Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland to act immediately, starting with appointing a consular observer and direct contact for Schaefer.“We ask you both to do everything you can to save Monika Schaefer from her ongoing unjust and immoral imprisonment in Germany,” the letter says. “Every day that Canada refuses to act or acts ineffectively is a day that Ms. Schaefer spends in a foreign jail. Therefore, we express the required urgency.”Schaefer ran for the Green party three times in Alberta’s Yellowhead riding before the party rejected her candidacy in 2015. The next year, she appeared in a YouTube video denying the Holocaust, which prompted the party to publicly condemn her views.In the video titled, “Sorry mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust,” Schaefer says she was born and raised in Canada after her parents emigrated from Germany in the 1950s.The Munich public prosecutor’s office says Schaefer was in Germany visiting family members when she was arrested in January. She was charged with six counts of “incitement of the people” for publishing videos denying the Holocaust.Schaefer has been in custody since her arrest and her trial is set to continue until August 17, the office says, adding the maximum penalty for each count is three years’ imprisonment.The civil liberties group says in the letter that the 2016 video was made in Canada and published from Canada.It says Germany’s law against Holocaust denial is contrary to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights law ratified by Canada in 1976. The United Nations Human Rights Committee has interpreted the covenant to be incompatible with laws that penalize the expression of opinions about historical facts, it says.“The covenant does not permit general prohibition of expressions of an erroneous opinion or an incorrect interpretation of past events,” the human-rights committee has said, according to the letter.The Department of Justice referred questions to Global Affairs Canada, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Holocaust, in which the German Nazi regime murdered approximately six million Jewish people, is one of the most studied and documented atrocities of the modern era.Germany developed strong laws against denial of the Holocaust in order to prevent another Nazi faction from rising in the country, and it’s currently worried about growing far-right extremism, says Helmut-Harry Loewen, a retired University of Winnipeg sociologist who studies hate groups.He describes Schaefer as a key figure in the Holocaust denial movement.— By Laura Kane in Vancouverlast_img read more

Treaty 7 flag now permanently fixed to top of Calgary city hall

first_imgTamara Pimentel APTN National NewsCalgary’s mayor and Treaty 7 chiefs met this week for a special ceremony.Together, they raised a flag that both hope will move the city towards reconciliation.tpimentel@aptn.calast_img

Congress’ trajectory of subversion

first_imgThe idea of the motherland is a sacred notion for a majority of Indians. Indians are patriotic people, passionate about the security and safety of their motherland. They wish her to be great; expect her to be protected, to be strengthened and to see her leaders work hard to make her self-reliant, self-sufficient and sturdy. What has caught the imagination of people in the last five years is Narendra Modi’s unrelenting action in trying to achieve exactly that. As Arun Jaitley, one of those who has closely seen him since the early days recently argued that “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has demonstrated during the last five years his indefatigability towards making of New India, a power to reckon with. Many India observers across the world have marvelled with India’s pace of decision making and implementation.” Modi’s mantra of making India great has once again caught the mass imagination. On Modi’s part, there has been no slackening of pace in his commitment and in the delivery of his promises. These promises were made across the spectrum from ameliorating and transforming lives at the grassroots to establishing India as a global power confident that she shall play a leading role in directing the agendas of the 21st century. The latest evidence of Modi’s cohesive and organised action to establish India on the world stage was evident when India succeeded in eliciting worldwide condemnation for Pakistan’s complicity in carrying out terror attacks on India. India also elicited support in the UN to blacklist and sanction terrorist Masood Azhar. In solidarity with India, the international community felt deeply disappointed at the fact that China once again blocked the move. The results of the friendships that Modi had globally forged in the last five years, the unprecedented outreach that he had initiated as part of India’s foreign policy – his trips abroad– and his creative, as well as tenacious, diplomacy has been most visible since the Pulwama terror attack. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi rejoices at China’s success in blocking Masood Azhar’s listing, and his minions see and interpret it as a snub to Modi, the people at large stand disappointed by the Chinese hold and continue to further close their ranks in solidarity with Modi, who they see as being uncompromising on terror, and bullish, dogged and unrelenting when it comes to India’s national security. The “original sin” of gifting away – bartering away India’s strategic advantages to China – was that of Nehru’s; in the last few days, that debate has been conclusively settled against Congress, especially its ruling dynasty. As BJP president Amit Shah points out in a scathing column, both the refusal to take up India’s seat in the UNSC and the referring of the Kashmir issue to the UN, were the original sins of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, sins which continue to prove costly to India. The tears shed at the Batla House encounter to eliminate terrorists, the push for inaction after 26/11 when Sonia Gandhi called the shots – Rahul Gandhi was tangoing in his Delhi farmhouse just after terrorists had carried out the massacre in Mumbai – the support to urban Naxals who set the agenda and create narratives for separatists and extortionists including plotting to assassinate Modi, the support for the “tukde tukde” network across India especially in select universities, the repeated attempts to stall an upgrade of India’s defence forces, the repeated questioning of any action that India has taken, in the last five years in response to terrorism, the habit of referring to Jaish terrorists in respectful terms, indicates that Congress under Sonia and Rahul Gandhi has dumped whatever little it possessed of its nationalist orientation and temperament. For Congress, the last two decades or so has been a trajectory towards subversion. A decade in power saw Congress turn India into a passive absorber of terrorism, it saw the ludicrous formulation by the then Congress Prime Minister that Pakistan too was a victim of terror and therefore had India’s sympathies. It saw India function as an appendage, a soft state with an unimaginative, halting and hesitant approach when it came to defending herself against aggression. The defanging of India’s national security was one of the most comprehensive contribution of the Congress mindset, apart from the debilitating insistence that India could only survive as an oligarchy of dynasties, that every national institution had to be compromised, that nepotism was normal and accepted public-behavioural trait, and that Indian democracy lives to serve the ‘Dynasty.’ The decade before Modi’s advent on the national scene was one long lightless phase in which such attempts were made, and often succeeded. A fall back to the mindset which defined that phase will only push back our collective march and weaken our collective will to see a new India. Modi continues to restore faith, continues to plug the leaks, to heal the cores, to erect new edifices for which he is attacked and abused. His triumph will prove the death of this mentality of subversion that has been allowed to go unchecked for decades. The social and political formations that stand against this emotion and conviction for the national good and have worked to dilute or weaken these have never succeeded in striking deep roots in India’s political soil. Congress, because of its enunciation of anti-Indianness, is now getting increasingly deracinated while the communist parties, who have been at forefront of trying to weaken the nationalist psyche of the Indian masses, continue to wither away. Each has found in the other the support in this destructive game. Congress resorts to politics of confusion while the shrinking communist parties, in the name of the proletariat, continue to peddle their false line of an India that is in perpetual conflict and clash, in which exploitation and communalism dominate. So thick is the partnership that the CPI(M) general secretary has given up all pretensions of being a Marxist ideologue and has degenerated into a loyal spokesperson of the Congress party. This degradation has consumed the habit of debate, of ideological adherence, and of cadre discipline and commitment in the party. Neither party has a leader nor a leadership which has a vision of India’s future. Can they ever hope to succeed in their negative anti-Modi alliance? They have no acceptance among people, they have no capacity to read new India’s mind and the summer of 2019 will only reinforce their irrelevance. (The author is Director, Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation, New Delhi. The views expressed are strictly personal)last_img read more

Resurgence of religious and race prejudices is alarming UN panel says

Moderating the first briefing in 2004 for members of UN non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Under-Secretary-General Shashi Tharoor said, “We are seeing an alarming resurgence of anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and racism in many parts of the world today.”They are distinct phenomena with many different manifestations, but they also share common roots that grow out of ignorance, poverty, violence and the irrational fear of The Other,” he added.The topic of the briefing was “Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and Racism: New Perspectives on Old Menaces.”Hate crimes are on the rise in urban areas in an “atmosphere of intolerance and violence wilfully exacerbated by fundamentalist rhetoric and the backlash of xenophobia in both North and South,” Mr. Tharoor said.The United Nations is and must continue to be a leading force in combating intolerance worldwide, he said. The organization has overseen the painstaking creation and monitoring of binding international agreements and conventions establishing the principles of non-discrimination and equality without distinction to race, ethnic group, culture and religion.He quoted Secretary-General Kofi Annan as having said earlier this month: “The United Nations, for its part, must reject all forms of racism and discrimination. Only in so doing, clearly and consistently, will it be true to its Charter and to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to people of all creeds and colours striving for their dignity.”In addition, Mr. Tharoor said, everyone has the responsibility to recognize and systematically fight “these insidious and corrosive forces” and prevent their spread.Although the UN did not intend to give the impression that the problems could be treated purely from a psychological point of view, he said, a panel of psychoanalysts had been invited to the briefing to share from that perspective because of their particular art of knowing, healing and integrating.Representing different backgrounds, the panellists were Dr. Afaf Mahfouz, Egyptian-born chair of the Committee on the United Nations of the International Psychological Association, Dr. Salman Akhtar, Indian-born Muslim professor at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Ira Brenner, a Jewish-American psychoanalyst and author, and Dr. Forrest Hamer, an African-American psychologist and poet, at the University of California at Berkeley. Video of the panel discussion [1hr 29min] read more

Poor States need trade more than aid to overcome poverty speakers tell

Grenada’s Foreign Minister, Elvin Nimrod, said Caribbean countries face growing unemployment and poverty because of recent World Trade Organization (WTO) rulings which resulted in the removal of certain preferential arrangements. As a direct result, two of the most vital industries to the Caribbean, bananas and sugar, are rapidly declining, sending thousands of people into abject poverty.”Countries of the Caribbean require more than just aid; for aid alone cannot eradicate poverty,” he said. “What Caribbean countries desire most fervently are trading opportunities.”Knowlson Gift, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago, echoed this view. “For the Caribbean region, in particular, challenges remain in the area of trade, where the rapid erosion of tariff preferences for primary commodities such as bananas and sugar, have been extremely prejudicial to the socio-economic development of many CARICOM (Caribbean Community) countries,” he said, calling for measures to help the region.”We have been forced to ask ourselves if a pro-development trading regime is something the international community really wants,” said Trevor Walker, Minister of State of Antigua and Barbuda. “Our CARICOM neighbours have been dragged through brutal trade battles, struggling to keep their agricultural sectors alive – namely the banana and sugar industries.” He added that a pro-development trading regime “would not amputate the feet of such small vulnerable players and leave them to haemorrhage – and that is exactly what has transpired with our banana and sugar-producing CARICOM neighbours.”Norway’s Foreign Minister, Jan Petersen, agreed that international trade is a prerequisite for economic growth and development. “The ongoing WTO negotiations are approaching a crucial crossroads in Hong Kong in December,” he said, calling for stepped-up efforts to complete the Doha round in 2006, with a focus on the needs and interests of developing countries.Seyoum Mesfin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said those that suffer from extreme poverty require the support of the international community to be on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He called for aligning policies regarding development assistance, debt relief and trade with the realization of the MDGs and voiced appreciation for recent moves “to address the current distortions on international trade including through the elimination of agricultural subsidies.”Enrique Berruga, chairman of Mexico’s delegation, recalled that the International Conference on Financing for Development held in Monterrey in 2002 forged a partnership between rich and developing countries. “We reiterate our call to the rest of the economic powers to advance in this direction,” he said. “It is crucial that all parties fully comply with their commitments. We cannot allow ourselves to go backwards in this field.”The Secretary of State of Cambodia, Ouch Borith, said that to achieve the MDGs, greater financial inflows through aid, reduced debt servicing and increased current account inflows are critical to bridge the resource gaps and foster growth. He called on all developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product for official development assistance (ODA).The chairman of Finland’s delegation, Kirsti Lintonen, emphasized that corruption undermines both the rule of law and social justice. The exploitation of a position of influence for private benefit erodes democratic foundations and viable economic structures. “I would strongly urge the United Nations and the whole UN system to redouble their efforts to help Member States fight corruption,” she said. “It is of essence if we are to reach the MDGs.”Fayssal Mekdad, chairman of the Syrian delegation, said the withdrawal of settlers and Israeli forces from Gaza is undoubtedly a first step, but it is not enough for peace. What is required is the implementation of all UN resolutions, the establishment of an independent Palestinian State, the return of the occupied Golan Heights, and the return of refugees, he said, pledging Syria’s readiness to resume the peace process unconditionally.The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia And Herzegovina, Adnan Terzic, said one of his country’s most important international obligations is cooperation with International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). While acknowledging that the Republika Srpska made substantial progress in this area, he said, “we are discouraged by the fact that the two most wanted war criminals have not yet been brought to justice.” He also emphasized the responsibility of Serbia and Montenegro to address the issue.Alfred Capelle, chairman of the delegation of the Marshall Islands, said when people in most parts of the world talk about nuclear devastation, they tend to think of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. “It seems not very many people are aware that the Marshall Islands experienced the equivalent of 1.6 Hiroshima-sized bombs every day during the 12 years that numerous nuclear weapons were detonated and tested in our country,” he said, calling for international support to his country as it seeks to resolve the issue.Archbishop Celestino Migliore, chairman of the Observer delegation of the Holy See, noted that inter-religious dialogue can enable religious representatives and their constituents engage in discussion on the theological and spiritual tenets of their respective faiths with a view to promoting mutual understanding and respect among all. “This type of dialogue does not appear to be part of the UN Charter and is therefore better left to religious experts and appropriate representatives of religions,” he said. “Nevertheless, the United Nations can make a valid and important contribution to inter-faith cooperation for peace and development.” read more

Ngidi Raina knock Kings XI out Royals secure playoffs spot

The equation was steep but simple for Kings XI Punjab. They had to win by a minimum of 53 runs to leapfrog to the fourth playoff spot, but Lungi Ngidi’s brutal spell of 4 for 10, followed by a patient innings from Suresh Raina slashed Kings XI’s hopes and knocked them out of the IPL. The result secured Rajasthan Royals’ fourth place in the playoffs.The evening started with Kings XI on 12 points, but with a net run rate of -0.490. Royals – who finished their league stage on Saturday – were already on 14 points but with a much better net run rate (-0.250), forcing Kings XI to chase a big win against Chennai Super Kings.But that wasn’t to be as CSK recovered from 27 for 3 to thwart Kings XI’s challenge. After posting 153, Kings XI needed to restrict CSK to 100 or under, but were knocked out as soon as the hosts went past that score in the 15th over. Eventually, Raina steered CSK to a comfortable five-wicket win, and ensured they finished second on the points table. (cricinfo) Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedIPL: Umesh Yadav leads RCB’s rout of Kings XIMay 14, 2018In “Sports”Buttler keeps Royals relevant in race to playoffsMay 11, 2018In “latest news”Sehwag powers Kings Punjab to 24 run win over Chennai Super KingsMay 30, 2014In “Sports” Lungi Ngidi leaps after dismissing KL Rahul (BCCI) read more

Heres how Charlie Sheen documented his trip to Dublin

first_imgCHARLIE SHEEN SPENT the weekend in Dublin, apparently just to give an on-stage shout out to his old pal Slash.He brought his new missus Georgia Jones, who naturally is an actress in movies only suitable for grown-ups.Naturally he documented the whole thing on Twitter. (Are you still here, Charlie? Come say hello!)Here’s how it went down:1. He appreciated some of our local cuisine2. And our fine beveragesA little confusion about the colour, but hey. We all have to learn somewhere. 3. He made some daring fashion declarationsWith some equally daring spelling.4. He became JesusIs that a tube of toothpaste around his neck? Moisturiser? Athlete’s foot cream?5. He compared Slash to BeethovenBecause obviously.VIDEO: Charlie Sheen tries out Irish accent onstage at Dublin Slash gig>The Dredge: Slash, Charlie Sheen, a stuntman and a pornstar hang out in Dublin>last_img read more

Police search for gunman in attempted Pembroke Pines Walgreens robbery

first_imgPEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for the gunman who tried to rob a South Florida drugstore.Cameras captured the subject inside the Walgreens located along Pines Boulevard and Northwest 160th Avenue, Tuesday morning.The man pointed his gun at an employee, demanding she open the register. But when she couldn’t, he took off empty-handed.If you have any information on this attempted robbery, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

DoD Request Emphasizes Facilities Investment

first_imgFacilities maintenance has taken a particularly hard hit over the past five years as the department has attempted to mitigate the effect of stringent spending constraints. To make up for the shortfall, the fiscal 2019 base budget proposal calls for spending $10.5 billion on facilities investment compared to last year’s budget request, representing a 7 percent increase. With lawmakers only agreeing to topline spending levels last week, comparisons with actual FY 2018 allocations are not possible. Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist said the funding would be focused on:·    operational and training facilities, including airfield improvements and training ranges;·    maintenance and production facilities to improve readiness, such as hangars and missile assembly buildings;·    recapitalization of facilities in poor and failing condition; and·    improved quality-of-life facilities, including schools, barracks and medical facilities.The Army’s facilities request is dedicated to improving maintenance and adequately repairing mission facilities, including airfields, training areas, maintenance facilities, roads, ports, dams, bridges, housing and barracks, according to the comptroller’s budget overview. That focus is intended to “directly enhance and enable readiness and morale,” the documents states.“As the Navy funds installation operations, it continues to prioritize fleet operations, quality-of-life programs, base security and public safety while taking increased risk across other base support programs,” according to the overview. The Navy’s request provides infrastructure to support combatant commanders, enable initial operational capability for new platforms and missions, upgrade energy and utility systems, improve ordnance storage and recapitalize naval shipyards.The Marine Corps’ request includes an “infrastructure reset strategy” designed to generate long-term savings through a combination of consolidation and new investment. That plan calls for “eliminating redundant and obsolete infrastructure; [and] reducing requirements by decreasing the legacy infrastructure footprint through demolition, with resulting savings reinvested to support base operating support functions,” according to the budget overview. “Through its infrastructure reset strategy, the Marine Corps will continue to optimize base operations support and leverage improved training infrastructure to ensure the readiness of its expeditionary forces,” it adds.DOD’s military construction and family housing account would climb 36 percent to $10.5 billion under the fiscal 2019 base budget request, compared to FY 2017 spending levels.Photo by Sgt. Amber Smith Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For May 11 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Friday, May 11, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Increasing clouds, with a high near 67. West wind around 9 mph.At Wilmington Public Schools: The Wilmington High School Senior Prom and Promenade take place tonight. The Promenade takes place at 4:30pm in the WHS Gymnasium.In The Community: The Wilmington Good Guy Award Dinner takes place tonight at the Wilmington KofC Hall. Tickets needed to be purchased by Monday.At The Library: Needleworkers meet at 10am. Drop-In Story Time at 10am.  [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Video Exercise at 10am. Sewing Class at 10am. Special Exercise at 11am. Bingo at 1pm. Cards at 1:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: 4 Wilmington High School teams are in action today. See the complete schedule HERE.Live Music: Pacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke with Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 4, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For May 30, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

Engineers unleash carseat identifier that reads your rear end

first_img Explore further The car-seat team led by Associate Professor Shigeomi Koshimizu wants to commercialize their work as an anti-theft product in two to three years if automakers agree to collaborate. The Institute began working on the seat idea last year.The bucket seat’s lower section is lined with pressure sensors. Pressure is measured on a scale from 0 to 256. A total of 360 sensors in the seat send their information to a laptop, which aggregates the information, generates the key data and produces a precise map of the seated person. As the process suggests, the device is targeted for use as a personal identifier and is being promoted as a useful option to having to use more familiar biometric techniques. The researchers have discussed advantages to this seat identifier.They say that traditional biometric techniques such as iris scanners and fingerprint readers cause stress to people undergoing identity checks, while the simple act of getting seated carries less psychological baggage. Their other point is that other technologies such as fingerprint scanning can be compromised when sensor surfaces are unclean, or when there is poor lighting as in iris scanning, contaminating results.Koshimizu sees the possibilities of this device being used beyond auto-theft identity protection to a device for security identification in office settings, where users log on to their PCs as they sit down. Their work at the institute is yet another indicator that sensors are in focus in many areas of today’s research. Sensor vendors are quick to remind everyone that sensors will be around us everywhere, in the home to remind residents to take medicine and turn things on and off, to parking meters transmitting data, to sensors in transport.Car sensor technologies are being developed that bridge varied car scenarios from driver only to vehicles providing dual driver/self-driving modes to self-driving cars. Research efforts are resulting in sensors that tell the driver there are obstacles ahead along with a range of sophisticated sensors envisioned for robotic cars on tomorrow’s highways. (PhysOrg.com) — Cars of the future may use the driver’s rear end as identity protection, through a system developed at Japan’s Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology. A report surfaced earlier this month that researchers there developed a system that can recognize a person by the backside when the person takes a seat. The system performs a precise measurement of the person’s posterior, its contours and the way the person applies pressure on the seat. The developers say that in lab tests, the system was able to recognize people with 98 percent accuracy. Citation: Engineers unleash car-seat identifier that reads your rear end (2011, December 25) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-12-unleash-car-seat-rear.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com Magnetic Sensor That Brooks No Interference 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

Prosecutor 6 others killed in Guatemala

first_imgGUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan federal prosecutor and six other people were killed in an attack near the Mexican border blamed on drug traffickers, officials said Monday.The attackers burned the bodies of their victims, inluding Chiquimula prosecutor Irma Olivares, a businessman and the director of a regional government social services agency, said Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez. The bodies of three bodyguards were found in another charred vehicle nearby.“The modus operandi of the attackers corresponds to drug trafficking groups” operating in the border region, he added.According to Lopez, the victims were returning from the inauguration of a hotel in La Messilla city.Mexican drug cartels, especially Los Zetas, have expanded their operations to Guatemala, a source of cocaine being smuggled into the United States.About 42 percent of crimes and acts of violence in Guatemala are tied to drug trafficking, according to government estimates. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

American Samoa dialysis clinic reopens after 2day closure

first_img New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies How long a patient can safely go without dialysis depends on factors such as health condition and age, said Dr. Anjay Rastogi, director the dialysis program at the University of California, Los Angeles.Generally, patients require the treatment three times a week, with some cases requiring four treatments, Rastogi said. Some patients can go a week without dialysis, but some with no kidney function can go only three or four days, he said.“The short end of it, it’s very time-sensitive,” Rastogi said, adding he’s especially concerned about those who might not have had dialysis since Monday.He noted any contamination in the solution used for dialysis could be fatal.Another shipment is due to arrive Friday night from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines, the only carrier connecting American Samoa to the U.S.Additionally, a U.S. military flight is scheduled to arrive Monday afternoon from Honolulu with the rest of the supplies, Tafiti said.___Associated Press writer Jennifer Sinco Kelleher in Honolulu contributed to this report.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Those being treated Friday to Sunday are patients who had appointments scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday. Regularly scheduled appointments are expected to resume Monday.“Those who came in say that they knew that the cargo flight had landed and decided to come to the hospital — taking their chances that the clinic will open thereafter,” said dialysis unit nurse manager Olita Tafiti. “I guess word got out quickly that the shipment did in fact arrive on island.”Tafiti said three dialysis patients admitted themselves to the emergency room early Friday afternoon, and they were the first to get treatment when the clinic opened.Until Friday, there were no other options for dialysis patients on the island with a population of about 55,000, roughly 2,300 miles south of Hawaii.The recalled solution was from off-island supplier Fresenius Medical Care. Its North American headquarters is in Waltham, Massachusetts.The recall occurred after sample testing showed the substance — NaturaLyte Liquid Bicarbonate Concentrate — might eventually develop bacteria levels that exceed acceptable limits, Fresenius spokesman Jon Stone said.The company expedited the shipment of replacement liquid bicarbonate to American Samoa, Stone said. PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — American Samoa’s only dialysis clinic reopened Friday after a product recall forced it to close for two days.LBJ Medical Center said the clinic reopened at 4 p.m. Friday and began treating patients who require dialysis. The clinic shut down Wednesday after the hospital learned of a recall of a solution used in its machines. A fresh supply arrived to the island around 2 p.m. Friday. The clinic had been scheduled to reopen at 1 a.m. Saturday. Check your body, save your life Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous oflast_img read more

Mortgage Rates Hover Following Fed Announcement

first_img in Daily Dose, Data, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Share Mortgage Rates Hover Following Fed Announcement Just as the Federal Reserve stuck to its course on bond purchases this week, mortgage rates too remained more or less steady, measures show.Freddie Mac released Thursday the results of its Primary Mortgage Market Survey for the week ending June 19, recording an average interest rate of 4.17 percent (0.6 point) for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM), down from 4.20 percent last week. A year ago, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.93 percent.The 15-year FRM was also down, albeit only 1 basis point, averaging 3.30 percent (0.5 point) for the week.Shifting to adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), the average rate for a 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid ARM was 3.00 percent (0.4 point) this week, falling from 3.05 percent. The 1-year ARM, on the other hand, ticked up to 2.41 percent (0.4 point) from 2.40 percent previously.A year ago, interest rates were on their way up on speculation that the Fed may soon start tapering its bond stimulus. Now that the central bank is on track to potentially end its stimulus purchases by the end of the year, rates have actually shown little movement, defying expectations.While the first quarter’s economic contraction is partly responsible for rates staying put, analysts at finance site Bankrate.com say developments overseas are also having an effect.”[A]lthough the Fed is buying fewer bonds, the ongoing stimulus efforts of the European Central Bank have driven interest rates so low on the other side of the Atlantic that many overseas investors have piled into U.S. Treasuries, filling the void left by the Fed and keeping both bond yields and mortgage rates at low levels,” they said.As for its own national survey, Bankrate captured the 30-year fixed at an average 4.33 percent, down a point, while the 15-year fixed was up the same amount 3.44 percent.The 5/1 ARM remained unchanged at 3.37 percent, meanwhile.center_img June 19, 2014 406 Views Adjustable-Rate Mortgage Bankrate Federal Reserve Fixed-Rate Mortgage Freddie Mac Mortgage Rates 2014-06-19 Tory Barringerlast_img read more

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Tepak and UCy score well in Times college rankings

first_imgThe University of Cyprus (UCy) has remained at number 30 on the Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019 conducted by Times Higher Education, while the University of Technology (Tepak) fell five places this year to 42.Both Cyprus institutions that were included in the rankings were found to have improved their citations (research influence) this year compared to the year before, though Tepak slipped due to a drop in its teaching score, while UCy shared its spot at position 30 with Estonia’s University of Tartu.The prestigious annual ranking for emerging economies spans 43 countries across four continents, comprising nearly 450 universities in 2019, and includes only institutions in countries classified by the FTSE as ‘advanced emerging’, ‘secondary emerging’ and ‘frontier’.Cyprus was included as a country with a frontier market, a type of developing country which is more developed than the least developing countries, but too small, risky, or illiquid to be generally considered an emerging market.According to the Times Higher Education website – “the rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings to judge institutions on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But they are recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.”China remains the most-represented nation in the 2019 listing, with 72 institutions, up from 63 last year, the site noted, adding that the nation claims four of the table’s top five positions and seven of the top 10. You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoComparisons.orgRowland Heights Pays Homeowners to Install Solar. See if your zip code qualifiesComparisons.orgUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCruise passenger airlifted to Paphos hospitalUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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