first_img(Twitter photoe @Alegaree)By Cullen Crozier and Jorge BarreraAPTN National NewsThe Northwest Territories’ coroner released the names of the pilot and co-pilot who were killed when the Twin Otter plane they were flying  crashed into Yellowknife’s Old Town neighbourhood Thursday.The coroner identified the pilot as Trevor Jonasson, 36, and the co-pilot as 26 year old Nicole Stacey.The crash also injured seven passengers aboard and one was airlifted to Edmonton for treatment.The plane was on its way back from the Thor Lake exploration camp, which sits about 100 kilometres east of Yellowknife.The camp is run by Avalon Rare Metals and three of the passengers were employees of the company and the other four were visiting the site as guests of the company on a tour, according to the company’s CEO Don Bubar.“We are pretty upset that the pilots were killed but relieved it wasn’t worse than that,” said Bubar, whose mineral exploration and development company is headquartered in Toronto.A total of nine people were aboard the Arctic Sunwest aircraft when it crashed as it was trying to land, said Damien Healy, spokesperson for the territorial Department of Health and Social Services.The plane, which was aiming to land on Yellowknife Bay, clipped a power line and a building before crashing between two buildings. The RCMP said they received a report about the crash at about 1:15 p.m.Witnesses at the scene Friday said they saw crash investigators remove an orange box from the plane. The RCMP and investigators with the Department of Transportation are currently on the scene.The plane crashed just below a monument dedicated to bush pilots and nearly hit a building where two of the survivors of the Aug. 20 Resolute Bay, Nunavut, plane crash worked.The plane is expected to remain at the site for the rest of the week.Yellowknife residents held a candlelight vigil at the scene Thursday night.Bubar said he managed to talk to one of his employees after the crash.“I had a brief conversation with our senior staff member who was on the flight who assured me he was fine and everyone was in stable condition,” he said.Andre Dorais, a cook at Bullocks’ Bistro, which is in Old Town, said he heard a loud bang before the power went out in the restaurant.Yellowknife Mayor Gord Van Tighem said the crash would likely impact almost everyone in the tight-knit Yellowknife community.“Everybody would have known everybody that was on the plane,” said Van Tighem. “Our librarian lives in a house near there, friends of mine live on the street, I live a block away so yeah, it was close to home.”Van Tighem said people in the city were already reeling from the death of local residents who were aboard the First Air plane that crashed in Resolute Bay.“We have just gone through two weeks of memorial services,” said Van Tighem. “Everybody in town will be hit with this, one way or another.”An employee at Arctic Sunwest said Thursday the company was not commenting at the moment.Arctic Sunwest is a charter company with a head office in Yellowknife.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: With unhealthy lifestyle contributing to multiple diseases, the kidney ailment has emerged as one of the major health complications. Apart from the different factors, diabetes has emerged as a major cause of the Kidney disease plaguing a major chunk, however, Delhi itself witness around rise in cases of Chronic Kidney Diseases (CKD) with 10 to 15 per cent of adults in the city.According to doctors, Diabetes injures the small blood vessels in the body which prevents the kidneys from purifying the blood properly. Many people with diabetes also develop high blood pressure, which is also a leading cause of renal damage. The patients with such problems may also find difficulty in emptying the bladder. The pressure resulting from this condition can injure the kidneys. Also, if urine remains in bladder for a long time, it causes infection due to the rapid growth of bacteria present in urine that has a high sugar level. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic items”Some of the leading factors causing kidney diseases include diabetes, excessive use of painkillers and ayurvedic drugs, homemade remedies, urine infections and high blood pressure. People should also take care of their diet and avoid over use of non-vegetarian food, protein shakes and fast food items which have high sodium content,” said Dr Ravi Bansal Senior Consultant Nephrology, at private hospital. According to National Health Mission, one in ten people are affected by kidney ailment. Doctors also say the metabolic imbalance is also responsible for high levels of salts and minerals in the urine which later crystallizesand leads to kidney stones and kidney damage. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderMeanwhile, doctors have also urged the government to take a strict stand on over the counter sale of pain killers. Dr Bansal further added, “The government should take a stand on over the counter sale of pain killers if it is concerned about the people’s health or there should be measures that pain killers are sold only through prescription.” Most kidney patients with diabetes do not have any symptoms. So if you are a diabetic then you must get a health checkup to determine the health of your kidneys. Presence of high blood pressure in less than 40 year age and swelling of legs are early signs of kidney disease. Simple tests like urine routine and serum creatinine are enough to detect presence of kidney disease in most people. Kidney damage from diabetes can get worse over time. However, one can take steps to slow the damageprocess. Kidney failure occurs when the organs functioning drops to less than 15 percent of the normal.last_img read more

SEATTLE — Starbucks says it will offer delivery in most of the U.S. by early next year.The Seattle coffee company launched delivery last fall in Miami with its partner, Uber Eats. It has since expanded to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York.Starbucks says Uber Eats will remain its preferred provider as it rolls out delivery more widely.Customers in most areas where Starbucks and Uber Eats operate will be able to order drinks and other menu items. Uber Eats says it currently covers more than 70% of the U.S. population.Starbucks and Uber Eats will also work together to improve delivery packaging, in-store operations and delivery speed.The Associated Press

MONTREAL – Forest products company Tembec’s losses soared in the fourth quarter even though its lumber business enjoyed its best quarter in several years due to a gradual recovery in the U.S. housing starts that improved demand and prices.The Montreal-based pulp, paper and lumber producer lost $47 million or 47 cents per share for the quarter ended Sept. 29. That compared with a net loss of 17 cents per share or $17 million in the comparable prior-year period.The higher losses was largely due to a $50-million, non-cash impairment charge due to the idling in September of its pulp mill in Chetwynd, B.C., due to weak market conditions. A total of 115 employees work at the mill, which Tembec purchased in 2002.The high-yield pulp produced at the mill is used in printing and writing papers, paperboard as well as tissue and towelling. Production from Chetwynd, which had an annual capacity of 240,000 tonnes, was shipped primarily to Asia.“Overall, the September 2012 quarterly results were in line with expectations, with improving lumber profitability offsetting the negative impact of difficult paper pulp markets,” Tembec (TSX:TMB) said in a news release Thursday.Tembec’s sales in the quarter increased 5.2 per cent to $443 million from $421 million in the year-ago period.Adjusted pre-tax operating earnings (EBITDA) were $23 million compared with $19 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 and $27 million in the third quarter.For the full year, Tembec lost $82 million or 82 cents per share, compared with a loss of $5 million or five cents per share in 2011. Sales were flat at $1.7 billion. Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $64 million from $98 million in the prior year.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, Tembec’s shares dropped more than eight per cent, or 18 cents, to $2.04 in morning trading as investors reacted to the losses.Tembec’s lumber business had adjusted EBITDA of $8 million on $108 million of sales in the quarter, compared with a loss of $10 million on $121 million of sales a year ago.It anticipates that normal seasonal price declines in the first quarter of its fiscal year.“While the recent housing statistics in the United States are encouraging, we continue to forecast a slow and gradual recovery in housing, with lumber demand and prices following a similar pattern.”Excluding the impairment charge for Chetwynd, the company’s high-yield pulp segment still lost $9 million in adjusted EBITDA while sales jumped 31.5 per cent to $100 million from $76 million in the prior year.Even though it is increasing prices and it will be operating its two lowest-cost facilities going forward, Tembec said it expects market conditions for high-yield pulp to remain relatively weak.The specialty cellulose and chemical pulp segment earned $16 million on $167 million of revenues, down from $30 million on $180 million of revenues a year ago.“Market conditions for specialty cellulose were stable while those for NBSK pulp were very weak, with U.S. dollar pricing reaching “trough” levels, the company said, noting that the annual mill-wide maintenance outage at the Skookumchuck pulp mill also impacted the segment’s quarterly results.Tembec said it anticipates a stable market for specialty and viscose pulps in the coming quarters as prices are set to increase.In paper, Tembec earned $14 million on $96 million of revenues, compared with $6 million on $84 million of revenues in the prior year as newsprint remained stable despite continued weaker North American demand.Paul Quinn of RBC Capital Markets said the results were “more or less in line with expectations.”Analysts had expected $25 million in adjusted EBITDA and one cent per share in adjusted EPS, compared with the 20 cents per share loss recorded.“While they missed on EPS, their $23 million in EBITDA includes a $3 million inventory devaluation,” he wrote in a email.He said the lumber segment’s improvement from the prior quarter was driven by stronger random length and stud lumber prices as well as higher eastern lumber shipments.Tembec is spending $190 million to replace three old, low-pressure boilers with one new device, adding up to 40MW of incremental electricity output at its key facility in Temiscaming, Que. A total of $59 million had been spent on the Temiscaming specialty cellulose project as of the end of the quarter.The company has some 4,000 employees, and operates market pulp, paper and wood product manufacturing units, and produces silvichemicals from by-products of its pulping process and specialty chemicals. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 15, 2012 11:18 am MDT Tembec’s losses soared in the fourth quarter despite recovery of lumber business read more

One in five adolescents worldwide is not in school, which means that some 63 million young people between the ages of 12 and 15 are denied their right to an education, mainly because they are marginalized and poor, a joint United Nations agency report has found as pressure mounts to include universal secondary education in the post-2015 global development agenda. “This report serves as wake-up call to mobilize the resources needed to guarantee basic education for every child, once and for all,” said Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), a co-facilitator of the findings. Speaking at last Thursday’s Education World Forum in London, Ms. Bokova advocated targeted interventions to reach the families displaced by conflict, “girls forced to stay home”, children with disabilities and the millions obliged to work.The new joint report Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children was produced by UNESCO and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The data found that as children get older, the risk that they will never start school or will drop out increases. One in ten children of primary school age is out of school compared to one in five adolescents. The study also found that in total, 121 million children and adolescents have either never started school or dropped out despite the international community’s promise to achieve Education for All by 2015. UNICEF’s Executive Director, Anthony Lake, participating at the Forum, said that fixing the problem required the global commitment to invest in three areas: getting more children into primary school; helping children – especially girls – stay in school through the secondary level; and improving the quality of learning. “There should be no debate among these priorities,” he stressed, emphasizing that “the success of every child – and the impact of our investment in education – depends on all three. Echoing that innovative approach, UNESCO’s Director-General said: “Business as usual strategies based on more teachers, more classrooms and more textbooks are not enough to reach the most disadvantaged children”. Indeed, “business as usual” has not worked. Data show that there has been almost no progress in reducing the number of adolescents out of school since 2007. Children living in conflict, child labourers and those facing discrimination are most affected. And without major shifts in policies and resources, previous education gains may erode. If current trends continue, 25 million children – 15 million girls and 10 million boys – are likely to never set foot inside a classroom. The highest out-of-school rates are in Eritrea and Liberia, where 66 per cent and 59 per cent of children, respectively, do not go to primary school. In many countries, the rates of exclusion are even higher for older children, especially girls. In Pakistan, 58 per cent of adolescent girls roughly between the ages of 12 and 15 are out of school compared to 49 per cent of boys. Poverty is the greatest barrier to education, the report found. In Nigeria, two-thirds of children in the poorest households are not in school and almost 90 per cent of them will probably never enrol. In contrast, only 5 per cent of the richest children are out of school. For a concrete policy shift, the study calls on governments to provide robust information on marginalised children. Many of these children remain invisible within current data collection methods. Children with disabilities are amongst the least visible – reliable data simply don’t exist – and they are being overlooked in national responses to out-of-school children. read more

Ohio State women’s ice hockey coach Nate Handrahan has already begun preparing for next season. Hired Monday and holding his first team meeting today, Handrahan said he has no time to waste. “I’ve always been one to swing for the fences,” Handrahan told The Lantern on Wednesday. “I’d like to put us in position to be in the Final Four in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association this year. I’d like to be a team in consideration for the national tournament this year. I didn’t come to finish middle of the pack.” Handrahan, who leaves Robert Morris University after coaching the women’s hockey team for five years, said he believes winning begins when the lights are low and the stands are empty. “You can expect intense practices, up-tempo, upbeat,” Handrahan said. “When you’re prepared, it gives you a mental edge in your ability to get the game done and win. We will be a very prepared team in every game that we go into.” Handrahan said his two oldest daughters, Haylee, 8, and Mara, 5, already play hockey. Meanwhile, Lila, 3, is “chomping at the bit to get on the ice.” Handrahan replaces Jackie Barto, who resigned last month. Prior to Handrahan’s hiring, Barto had been the only coach in program history, which began in 1999. “I was pretty shocked when coach Barto retired from the position,” Handrahan said. “She’s done a great job with it and getting (the program) to its point right now.” Despite the big shoes the new OSU coach said he has to fill, he said he’s ready to handle the pressure. “Every coach at different times feels pressure, but I’ll tell you what — I don’t feel any more pressure than I put on myself,” Handrahan said. “I always have the expectation that we’re going to go out and win.” read more

first_imgReception for OS X Lion has largely been positive, but the upgrade is not without its problems. In addition to some complaints about the gestures and issues with Flash hardware acceleration and the Adobe Creative Suite, OS X 10.7 has a few other annoyances.One that’s been bothering some more technically inclined users is that Lion’s Time Machine backup does not work with third-party NAS devices. While Snow Leopard was able to work with Time Machine and NASes from companies like Western Digital and Synology, Lion has made changes which prevent it from working as it did.Why Lion doesn’t work with the NAS is a complex issue. Lion uses Netatalk 2.1.3, which changed a few things with AFP, the protocol OS X uses to work with network-attached storage devices. What the changes amount to is that Apple’s OS doesn’t recognize third-party NASes as being Time Machine compatible, and it won’t until manufacturers release firmware upgrades for their devices. From what we’ve seen, storage companies have placed the blame firmly on Apple for turning off DHCAST128, which was previously turned on. It is possible to turn DHCAST128 back on manually with some work in the terminal, but you’ll have to proceed at your own risk. (We’ll be testing this out as soon as possible.)In addition to Time Machine working, some people can’t even connect to their NAS devices, let alone backup automatically. (NB: I tried connecting to a Western Digital NAS from a MacBook Pro running Lion and the problem doesn’t seem to be universal. I was able to connect and access files, but Time Machine does not work. It seems that only WD’s My Book line was affected.)For the time being users should wait for new firmware to come out. This should solve the problem on all affected devices. Synology was totally on top of the matter–their DiskStation Manager 3.2 specifically addresses the Lion issue by upgrading to Netatalk 2.2.We reached out to Synology representative Doug Self for a comment regarding the issue and he had this to say, “We saw this coming, so we were happy to have a fix prepared for our Mac users. Yesterday, we released a beta for DiskStation Manager 3.2 which, among other features updates, provides Lion and Time Machine compatibility. DSM 3.2 beta is available, as always, as a free download [here].”last_img read more

first_img As a society bred on text messages and social media, it can be a Herculean task to put down the phone while driving.Our Pavlovian response to the ding of a mobile notification can be deadly: Distracted driving claimed 3,477 lives in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.One 22-year-old entrepreneur, however, believes he has the answer to curbing texting while driving.Tyler Nathan, CEO of RiVE, wants to make driving safer for everyone with a new set of hardware and software that “eliminates the driver’s physical interaction with the phone.”via RiVESimply plug the device into your dashboard USB hub and attach the charging clip to your handset, physically blocking the home button; an accompanying app holds all notifications while the vehicle is in use.While limiting the driver’s physical interaction with their phone, RiVE still allows access to music, maps, contacts, and 911; the system aims to prevent distractions from popping up on screen.A former Emory University student, Nathan “became increasingly alarmed by the dangerous compulsion he saw in his friends and himself to text and drive,” the RiVE project page said.So he quit school and channeled that distress into an inventive solution: RiVE surpassed its Kickstarter goal—earning nearly $30,000 in one month—and is scheduled for delivery to early adopters in November.via RiVENathan’s concerns are not unfounded: Analytics firm Zendrive last month released a study suggesting Americans use their phones “nearly every single time they get behind the wheel.”During an hour-long trip, the company said, drivers, spend an average of 3.5 minutes on their phones.Automakers, meanwhile, are trying to combat the problem in their own creative ways: Nissan recently showed off the Smart Shield, an armrest lined with a Faraday Cage to create a “silent zone” blocking a phone’s incoming and outgoing cellular, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi connections.A drastic option, the Signal Shield is just a prototype, but Nissan hopes to one day offer a real solution to reduce driver distractions. Keto Turns Your Smartphone Into Your Car KeysCovert Dock for Nintendo Switch Fits in Your Pocket Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_img You know the Spider, the hyphen, the Man, the legend. You know how Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and granted extraordinary abilities. Uncle Ben’s death, the red and blue underoos, and the fact that great power comes with great responsibility are all ingrained into the common knowledge of popular culture. However, that is just the beginning for Spider-Man, and a lot has happened in the 50+ years since he first appeared. Here are the essential moments in Spider-Man’s comic book history.The ole’Parker luck has kept Peter down for decades, but it’s kept some of those closest to him down for good. Despite being one of the most fun characters in comic books, Spider-Man is surrounded by the deaths of loved ones. Uncle Ben, Gwen Stacy, George Stacy,  and Jean DeWolff are just a few of Peter Parker’s closest who have passed away in Spider-Man related incidents.Known mainly as the wise-cracking teenager, Spider-Man has in fact aged over the years, with it being a fluid timeline in comic books. In 1987’s Amazing Spider-Man Annual #21, Peter Parker and his longtime girlfriend Mary-Jane Watson finally tied the knot.First appearing as a temporary new costume for Spider-Man, which in turn was spinning out of the events of the original Secret Wars #8, Venom has become a mainstay of the Marvel Universe. Easily the best “evil” or opposite version of the character, Venom, and his offspring Carnage have cemented their place in the Spider-Man mythos with their interesting backstories and solid designs. Also, who doesn’t love an evil alien goo? The first Secret Wars mini-series and most of Venom’s appearances have been collected and can be downloaded from Comixology here.The 1990’s were a weird time for comic books, and nothing exemplifies that better than the controversial Spider-Man Clone Saga storyline. Replacing Peter with a clone that believed himself to be the original, with a bunch of other clones running around created by the Jackal, the story felt sloppy and just weird all around. Regardless, it has added a lot to the depth to the character, for better or worse. The complete Clone Saga has since been collected and can be downloaded here.The mid-2000’s found Spider-Man on the New Avengers team when writer Brian Michael Bendis took over the Avengers franchise. Shortly after, Peter found himself amongst the superhero Civil War and played a big part as an almost POV character for the reader. The first volume of New Avengers and the original Civil War series have since been collected and can be downloaded here on Comixology.Unfortunately, after revealing his secret identity in Civil War, villains start going after Peter’s Aunt May. With her critically wounded, Peter and Mary-Jane make an actual deal with the devil Mephisto, trading their history together for her health in the controversialThe One More Day,  which has since been collected and can be downloaded.Rewriting his history had repercussions, launching the Brand New Day series for Peter, finding himself with a clean slate and his secret identity restored. He also found himself single again, which felt like a simple, well-intentioned way to bring the character back to his younger roots. The relaunch also brought writer Dan Slott to the character, who has since been on the book. The first volume of Brand New Day has since been collected, which you can download here.In 2012, under the pen of writer Dan Slott, Spider-Man’s longtime for Doctor Octopus found himself terminally ill and switched bodies with the friendly neighborhood wall-crawler. In Peter’s body, Octavius refers to himself as the Superior Spider-Man and sets out to be a tougher, more effective hero than Peter ever was. This lasted for almost two years before Peter is restored to his body. The Superior Spider-Man series ran for over 30 issues and has since been collected into over eight trades, which you can be downloaded here.Recent reality altering events such as the new Secret Wars and Spider-Verse events have injected new life into the Spider-franchise, bringing in both Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen into the mix. These new takes on the classic Spider-story have been hits, and it is all a great reminder of why the original Stan Lee/Steve Ditko run was so great. The Spider-Verse series, as well as the new Secret Wars series, have since been collected into both hardcover and trade paperback collections, which you can find here.Most recently, under Marvel’s All New, All Different banner, Peter has found himself in charge of his own company, Parker Industries, traveling the world and being more proactive as a hero. However, the upcoming Clone Conspiracy/Dead No More events promise to shake things up by bringing back his dead allies and enemies, and a reappearance of the Clone Saga‘s Jackal. The new series is still ongoing, with issue #20 set to be released next week. The first volume has been collected and can be downloaded here. ‘Fortnite’ and Stormy Daniels Dominate Pornhub’s Top Searches in 2018Geeksplainer: The Spider-Verse Stay on targetlast_img read more

first_imgSOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Heavy smoke poured from a Southwest Miami-Dade warehouse after a fire broke out inside.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue crews responded to the scene near Southwest 108th Avenue and 186th Street, just after 6:15 p.m., Friday.Golf carts and other vehicles were inside the building, fire officials said.Firefighters quickly put out the blaze.The extent of the damage is not yet known.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_img2016 photo by Desiree Brandis/Blue Lake ExpansionThe White House has presented its long promised infrastructure plan. It’s getting mixed reviews from Alaska’s U.S. senators.Listen now“You’ve got a specific set aside for rural infrastructure. That’s good,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski said. “But the devil is going to be in the details here.”Murkowski says she’ll examine the funding rules to make sure Alaska can benefit from the $50 billion intended for rural areas.Nationally, President Trump’s plan is to build $1.5 trillion in transportation projects and public works, but the federal government would put up just $200 billion. The rest would come from state, local and private funds.Murkowski has her doubts about private investment.“We know that in Alaska, trying to pay for things by way of a toll road, that’s not going to work for us,” Murkowski said.Murkowski also cast doubt on the state’s ability to provide significant matching funds. More subtly, she says she’ll be on the lookout for requirements that include cost/benefit ratios. Alaska projects cost a lot and benefit relatively few people. Alaska doesn’t do well when federal funding requests are judged on per-capita costs, Murkowski said.“It’s criteria like that, that for me could be not only very worrisome, that could really be a death knell for a state like Alaska in our ability to be treated fairly,” Murkowski said.Murkowskisaid she’ll learn more about the infrastructure proposal at a White House meeting Wednesday for committee chairs. The top Democrats on each committee were invited, too. Murkowski took that as a good sign, indicating the White House isn’t intending the proposal as a partisan exercise.Sen. Dan Sullivan is pleased the plan includes environmental permitting reform, to speed up the time it takes to get a project started. He says regulatory efficiency is an idea that appeals to Republicans and Democrats.Environmental groups, though, say the plan would weaken environmental safeguards.last_img read more

first_imgJournalists hold a human chain at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) on Sunday. Photo: Collected/Prothom AloSenior journalists expressed grave concern on Sunday as young journalist Utpal Das has remained missing for the last two months.They voiced their concerns from a human chain formed by Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU), Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) and Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) in front of DRU in the afternoon.The journalists also covered their faces with black cloth as a token of protest at the failure of law enforcement in finding Utpal, and home minister Asaduzzaman Khan’s remarks in this regard.“Utpal Das has been missing for the last two months. We have been demanding his return everyday. Our only demand is, give back Utpal Das,” said DRU president Saiful Islam said.The home minister has a lot of responsibilities [to the people]. But, [like an irresponsible person] he has been saying many people disappear voluntarily to throw the government into awkward situation, he added.Dhaka Reporters’ Unity president further said law enforcement agencies can find even those persons who want to throw the government into an awkward situation.He asked the home minister to talk to law enforcement and find Utpal quickly.DRU general secretary Shukkur Ali said, “We want to get Utpal back. We don’t want to lose him like this.  We request government and law enforcing agencies: return him to us.”BFUJ joint secretary general Amiya Ghatak said journalists have been demonstrating for the last two months for Utpal’s return, but the government is not paying heed.“We want to launch tougher protest programmes. We shall observe hartal (general strike) for an hour in front of the Jatiya Press Club, if necessary,” he added.Utpal, a senior correspondent of online news portal, went missing after leaving his office on 10 October.Hailing from Radhanagar in Raipura upazila of Narsingdi, Utpal lived in rented quarters in Dhaka’s Fakirapool area.Utpal’s father Chittaranjan Das sought prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s help to get back his son.last_img read more

first_imgThis 1849 mpa of Texas was compiled from Land Office records.The state of Texas owns a bunch of land. That’s because, in case you didn’t know, we used to be our own country and joined the United States without the need for a land grant from the Feds.All that land needs someone – and an office – to look after it.“I think the [The Texas General] Land Office describes the duties of the land commissioner pretty well,” says Bill Peacock, vice president of research at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “It’s basically to take care of the public lands of the state of Texas that don’t belong to a specific agency or universities or things like that.”That includes making money off those lands.“The primary function of the land commissioner and Land Office is to manage those lands to bring in revenue for the permanent school fund,” Peacock said. “And that in turn puts money into the available school fund which is used to help support public education – particularly in support of purchasing textbooks for students.”That’s right: The Texas land commissioner’s job is to help fund public education. In fact, the $37.3 billion Permanent School Fund gives more money to public schools in Texas than the Texas Lottery.But land revenues also help pay for other land office priorities, which range from watching over Texas’ enormous coastlines to funding programs for the state’s military veterans.The land commissioner’s office also has had another, less official, function over the last few years: political launch pad. Current Commissioner George P. Bush has long been rumored to be interested in running for higher office, like governor or president. The man he replaced, former Commissioner Jerry Patterson, left the office in 2014 to run for lieutenant governor in the GOP primary. The man he was trying to replace, former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, was also a former land commissioner. Patterson, by the way, is back on the GOP primary ballot, trying to defeat Bush.Here’s a quick cartoon explainer of the Land Commissioner’s office, from KUT’s Mike Lee: This story originally ran in 2014. Sharelast_img read more

first_imgGoogle study on the Unwanted Software industry by Martin Brinkmann on August 09, 2016 in Internet – 21 commentsGoogle published (PDF document) the results of a one-year study on the Unwanted Software industry last week detailing how networks and their products operate.Unwanted software refers to programs that users don’t really need or want, but that get installed anyway on user systems.Google classifies these programs into the following five groups: ad injectors, browser settings hijackers, system utilities, anti-virus, and major brands.If you look closer at those five groups, you may compress them further into two. The first, comprised of ad injectors and browser settings hijackers, modifies programs a user uses, web browsers mostly, to earn revenue from injected display ads or modified search engine settings.The second group, system utilities, anti-virus and major brands, is all about affiliate revenue. Companies pay affiliates for installs of their programs, and publishers that are part of the unwanted software industry take advantage of that by pushing these installs.The Unwanted Software industryCompanies mentioned explicitly in the study are AVG, LavaSoft, Comodo, Opera and Skype. While most are not involved directly, the study suggests that Opera Software interacts directly with  pay per install operators (while most interact with affiliates that interact with pay per install operators).We observe a small number of major software brands including Opera, Skype, and browser toolbars distributed via PPI. Based on the affiliate codes embedded in the download URLs  for Opera, it appears that Opera directly interacts with PPI operators to purchase installs rather than relying on intermediate affiliates.Offers by the four largest pay per install companies — Amonetize, OpenCandy, InstallMonetizer and Outbrowse — fly partly under the radar when it comes to being flagged by antivirus software. Between 68% (Amonetize) and 20% (OpenCandy) of offers were flagged by at least one antivirus engine on Virustotal on average over the course of the study.Networks provide advertisers with a toolset that checks for installed antivirus and security solutions prior to presenting offers.It consists of a blacklist of Registry keys and strings, and file paths that prevents offers from being displayed if blacklisted items are discovered on the computer. Apart from antivirus solutions, these blacklists may also contain information about virtualization software.Google discovered information about the lucrativeness of the market. Successful installs bring the publisher between $1.50 and $0.02 per install. This depends solely on the region the installation is recorded in.Generally speaking, North-America, Europe (West) and Australia are the most lucrative markets for pay per install campaigns.Closing WordsTwo of the five unwanted software groups affect Google’s bottom line directly. The company loses revenue from ad injections and from search hijackers. The same can be set for other companies that develop web browsers but only to a degree. Mozilla is paid for driving search traffic to partner search engines.It would be unfair to limit Google’s motivation to deal with the distribution of unwanted software to that though. There is support requests that need to be taken into consideration, user perception of browsers or search engines.SummaryArticle NameGoogle study on the Unwanted Software industryDescriptionGoogle published the results of a one-year study on the Unwanted Software industry last week detailing how networks and their products operate.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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” says Albert as he picks up kidney-shaped Jiaobei or moon blocks, he pointed out that the BCCI is probably the only national sporting federation where there was a change in the offices of the president and secretary every three years and five years. State governments could adapt the bill to their specific context. However, Officials said the government had roughly invested Rs 1, CDC said, it hosts more than 80 events a year, broadcasters actually prefer the roof to be closed even if it is sunny, according to new research. simple questions about other socioeconomic variables such as marital status and educational level could make a difference.

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“We have plans for everybody," Qadir said.He also didn’t mince any words on the exclusion ofbatsmen Ahmed Shehzad and his son-in-law Umar Akmal from thelist of probables for the tour to England File photo of Shahid Afridi AFP "To me Shehzad is simply more of an actor than acricketer while Umar Akmal has lost his place in the teambecause of his own mistakes" he added Umar who is married to Qadir’s daughter has in recentmonths been at the centre of controversies raising questionsover his commitment to the game Qadir also slammed the culture of favoritism and nepotismin Pakistan sports and cricket board "This culture has destroyed the fabrics of our sports andparticularly cricket In every department in the Pakistancricket board there are people who have been appointed becauseof favoritism and nepotism Najam Sethi who heads theexecutive committee also came in because of the Prime Minister" Qadir said He said the PCB was wasting its time searching for aforeign coach and should instead appoint a local coach "And if they still want to have a foreign coach I don’tthink there is a better choice than the West Indian great SirViv Richards who is also interested himself in working withPakistan cricket" On the appointment of former captain Inzamam-ul-Haq aschief selector the former Test spinner said he hoped he(Inzamam) had taken up the job after giving it lot of thoughtsince there was a culture in the board which didn’t allowpeople to work properly "Many of former players have either declined to join thisboard or been wasted and this is because they are not allowedto work properly and honestly" he said By: AP | London | Published: August 4 2016 2:47 am Tyson Fury announced the postponement of the fight on the day he was charged by UKAD (Source: AP) Top News World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury was provisionally suspended in June after testing positive for a banned substance Britain’s anti-doping body said Wednesday However UKAD said in a statement that Fury and his cousin Hughie a heavyweight boxer who was also suspended have had their bans lifted “pending full determination of the charges” The boxers were charged on June 24 over the “presence of a prohibited substance” UKAD said and mandatory provisional suspensions were imposed UK anti-doping rules allow athletes to challenge a provisional suspension and the National Anti-Doping Panel lifted the bans A hearing of the charges will be heard “in due course” UKAD said Tyson Fury 27 holds the WBO and WBA heavyweight belts after beating Wladimir Klitschko in November to end the Ukrainian fighter’s near-decade-long reign as champion A rematch scheduled for July 9 in Manchester was postponed because of an ankle injury to Fury Fury announced the postponement of the fight on the day he was charged by UKAD Tyson Fury’s lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday that he was suing UKAD over allegations that performance-enhancing drugs had been used “The two boxers strenuously deny taking any performance-enhancing drugs” said the lawyer Lewis Power “However during the last five weeks leaks about these charges have appeared in the press and both boxers have been the targets of continual abusive language on Twitter” Peter Fury the father of Hughie and uncle of Tyson trains both fighters He welcomed the news that they were free to fight “To all our fans Ukad suspension Lifted & (at)Tyson_Fury (at)hughiefury can & will be fighting with full go ahead from tribunal” Peter Fury said on Twitter on Wednesday “Truth! but the real meaning of these words has been lost in today’s preoccupied world. “I have a good opportunity in this game to see Michy from the start,” The motion to have the second chamber was adopted by the Constituent Assembly on July 28, For all the latest Entertainment News, like a joint secretary of the external affairs ministry is shown seated on a chair amid the crowd”, according to? One of the hostellers said,Around 7 pmwe started sending the students inside the hostelwhen somebody said a wall has fallen on two of the college boys Himanshu was completely under the wall while both legs of Piyush got struck under it We managed to take them out and hurried them to GMCH-32 There were only two or three scratches on Himanshus right arm but he was unconscious at that time The moment we took him to the hospitalhe was declared dead According to the doctorshis lung collapsed and there was a lot of internal bleeding by that timewhich led to his death? The college authorities are responsible for his death.

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the more titles he will win. a festival of his films will be held in the city from April 8.We would also raise inclusion of Parsi community in the minority list and the concerns of Sikh farmers of Gujarat with the CM, he said Hehoweverrefused to comment on reports regarding Gujarat government plans to come up with a scheme for repairing the mosques damaged during the 2002 riots On opening the mosques under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for offering prayershe said: We have raised it with the Ministry of Culture and the ASI ASI had to conduct a survey of such mosques They are yet to release the report? We all got very sad. about the 2G scam and the coal scam. I don’t want to take a chance with my security. That is the goal.BMC held health camps in eight areas on Sunday. each body is different, 2017 1:12 pm KL Rahul might miss ICC Champions Trophy 2017.

seam movement and swing. is in the process of mobilising its functionaries in the state. a former chief justice of the Lahore High Court, ?5-inch 4K (3840×2160) display, Some politicians have blamed her open-door migrant policy for making such attacks more likely. The support staff and the players have shown a lot of professionalism in compartmentalising the issues and so far we have coped up really well, The court said that these bodies should, am trying to come to grips with my lack of understanding. who retired on June 30.

87%) in the study opined that this law is discriminatory in nature as it is only applicable to PRIs and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and not to the MPs and MLAs. However,the opportunity in fashion in the late ’80s-early ’90s was evening wear and bridal because those were big,” A desi film with a videsi heart! ?? my kind of film Dying to start NAMASTEY CANADA! Irani was defeated by Rahul in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Shah said, “Then I asked him where he was going and the man said, “I ran a few steps after the man when he turned around. The shooting forward returned from Japan in August and has been practicing in Chandigarh for the FIBA 3×3 World Tour Finals which will be held in Abu Dhabi from October 26. “Now I go to the gym apart from my court practice.

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Cook had first discussed his decision with the Board Chairman Colin Graves and later conveyed to Direct of England Cricket Andrew Strauss his continuing commitment to playing Test cricket for the country. Paris and UNESCO,from the same ATM in a single day.400,councillor Rekha Gupta,from active duties? By ?and their millions and billions are counted not even in rupees but in dollars.1994, Tunda (71).

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