Chhatra RJD BAPSA NSUI will go it alone as alliance talks fail

Chhatra RJD BAPSA NSUI will go it alone as alliance talks fail

18 October 0

first_imgNew Delhi: Ahead of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) polls, the Chhatra RJD, BAPSA and NSUI held several rounds of discussion to form an alliance but the talks did not materialise and the parties decided to go it alone. The Congress-affiliated National Students’ Union of India is contesting on the president’s post. The Birsa Ambedkar Phule Students’ Association (BAPSA) is contesting for the posts of president and general secretary, while the Chhatra Rashtriya Janata Dal, the student wing of the RJD, is contesting for the posts of president and vice president. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSources said the Chhatra RJD wanted to form an alliance with BAPSA since they are ideologically aligned. They were also in favour of having NSUI in the alliance but the BAPSA had reservations about the presence of the Congress-backed student unit, the sources said. The sources also said that NSUI and CRJD had interactions over it, BAPSA and CRJD also had some rounds of talks and even the NSUI and BAPSA had discussions but the three parties never sat together and discussed about the alliance. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe sources attributed this communication gap for the alliance not materialising. Jayant Jigyasu of the CRJD said, “We were in favour of the alliance. We were ready to leave the president’s post and ready to contest for the post of general secretary. BAPSA would have fought for the president’s post and NSUI for vice-president but things did not materialise.” He said that had the alliance formed, the split in votes would not have been there and a formidable alternative to left and right wing outfits would have emerged. Sunny Mehta, the in-charge of JNU unit of NSUI, said they would have been happy with the alliance but blamed the RJD and BAPSA for not wanting the alliance. “People are scared of the NSUI instead of Left. Last year, our vote share had improved to 14 per cent and this time we are confident of doing well as we have fielded a strong candidate,” he said.last_img read more

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Morocco Needs MAD 1 Billion to Repair Roads Damaged by Floods

Morocco Needs MAD 1 Billion to Repair Roads Damaged by Floods

12 October 0

Marrakech – Abdulaziz Erabah, Morocco’s Minister of Equipment and Transport, said that the government needs MAD 1 billion to repair roads and archways that were damaged by the floods that hit southern Morocco last week.In a statement Erabah delivered before the House of Representatives on Tuesday, he explained that due to the unprecedented disaster the floods have created in the southern cities, the road network has been significantly affected and 18000 of the 62000 roads suffered severe damage. An additional 505 bridges were completely flooded.The minister did not mention any methodology for measuring the material losses caused by the floods, but rather compared them to losses the floods that hit the Western region in 2009. “The floods of western Morocco caused losses estimated around MAD 4 billion, while the recent floods of the South brought about greater losses,” he said The minster linked the material losses to the fact that the South and Southeast regions were suffering from drought, with the State already having a plan to fight against it.Yet overnight, they found themselves facing a myriad of problems caused by the floods, an entirely new situation that the impacted areas had not experienced before.According to latest figures released by the government, in addition to the material damage brought by the recent flooding, 47 people lost their lives. read more

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Goodmans signature beam hoisted into place

Goodmans signature beam hoisted into place

02 October 0

The steel beam bearing the signatures of more than 1,000 members of the Brock community is now part of the framework of the new Goodman School of Business building.Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the business school autographed the steel beam in February, covering every square inch with names and messages in permanent marker.With the help of a large crane, construction workers from Niagara Rigging and Erecting Company Ltd. hoisted the beam into place Tuesday, embedding it into the school’s structural support.The steel span — and its many signatures — are now safely stowed in the southwest corner of the east addition that will feature six new classrooms.The beam joins 300 others that make up the skeleton of the addition. Its installation marks the end of the framing phase.Installed close to the Canadian Tire bridge at the fourth-floor level, it will be visible until the roof is added in the coming months.This $22-million Goodman School of Business expansion project will feature:79,000 square feet of new and renovated spaceSix new and nine refreshed classrooms with state-of-the-art technologyLarge two-storey engagement AtriumFive employer interview roomsBloomberg financial research labGraduate student study space, faculty research space and additional offices read more

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Keita BatesDiop leads Ohio State mens basketball to victory in final nonconference

Keita BatesDiop leads Ohio State mens basketball to victory in final nonconference

02 October 0

OSU sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) dribbles the ball during a game against Northern Illinois on Dec. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorPowered by a career-high 24 points and 10 rebounds from sophomore forward Keita Bates-Diop, the Ohio State men’s basketball team defeated the South Carolina State Bulldogs 73-57 on Sunday night in Columbus.Bates-Diop scored 17 of his 24 points in the first half, including five 3-pointers, which powered the Buckeyes to a 34-21 halftime lead that they never looked back from.Bates-Diop said it felt great to see so many of his shots fall in after several rattled out the previous game against Mercer.“My teammates got me in the right spots, I was really open most of the time and I just knocked down shots,” he said.OSU coach Thad Matta said although the team earned its fourth win in a row, he wasn’t happy with the number of turnovers in the first half.“The first half we weren’t very sharp at all, of the eight turnovers, five or six were unforced,” Matta said. “We’re not a very good offensive team when we’re not taking care of the ball.” Matta commended freshman guard A.J. Harris for getting the ball rolling.“A.J. really came in and kinda lit the wick for us,” Matta said.South Carolina State coach Murray Garvin said Harris’ play was the difference in the game.“He changed the tempo of the game,” Garvin said. “He’s so quick (that) he can turn off the lights and be in the bed before it gets dark.” Harris accounted for six of OSU’s 19 assists on the night, which were highlighted by five alley-oops. The Dayton native said things are finally starting to click for him in his debut campaign.“My goal is to just share the ball more,” Harris said. “So that’s all we’ve been practicing, is just sharing the ball more, making the extra pass to our teammates that are open. Just making the extra pass. I was seeing the floor really well and my big man was running, my two and three guards were running, so it really opened up the floor for me.”The Buckeyes’ next game is scheduled against the Minnesota on Wednesday, the first of the Big Ten season. Bates-Diop said the conference season brings on a whole new mentality, one that the team should be ready for come next Wednesday.“I think we’re finally hitting our stride,” Bates-Diop said. “Going into the Big Ten, that’s going to be huge for us.”The Buckeyes saw improved performance from its 3-point shooters, as OSU shot 36 percent from three after shooting just 13.6 percent against Mercer.Matta said he knows his team has to be more consistent for it to be able to compete in the Big Ten.“We’ve shown that we can play some really good basketball, and we’ve shown we can play some really bad basketball,” Matta said. “We’re a team that has to be dialed in to everything that we’re doing. The thing that excites me is we’ve seen one through 12, guys can play some really high-level basketball. Finding that consistency is going to be what the next 10 weeks is about.” Game notesFreshman forward Mickey Mitchell scored his first points as a Buckeye in his second game after being declared eligible by the NCAA.OSU’s largest lead was 24 points.OSU outrebounded South Carolina State 50-32.OSU had nine blocked shots while the Bulldogs failed to register one. Correction 12/28: The score has been updated to reflect the correct final score. read more

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Rolf Harris was seen as Mr Nice Guy but had a separate

Rolf Harris was seen as Mr Nice Guy but had a separate

25 September 0

first_imgNobody had any idea that Rolf Harris was this kind of man. We all thought he was Mr Nice Guy The woman, not at the time an in-patient at the hospital, recalled feeling hot air from Harris’s nostrils and his beard tickling the back of her neck after he approached “from absolutely nowhere”.The alleged victim said she knew straight away it was Harris who had entered the room from his “unmistakeable voice”.At one point he tried to justify his behaviour saying “I’m just a touchy-feely sort of bloke”, later adding: “Don’t be like that, I’m only being friendly” when she asked him to stop, she said in a pre-recorded interview from July 2014.The complainant, who has two full-time carers, went on: “What annoyed me was that I just could not escape, and being blind I couldn’t always tell where he was.”I was completely and utterly trapped.” Rolf Harris appearing via videolink earlier in the trial Defence lawyer Stephen Vullo and prosecutor Jonathan Rees (right) earlier in the trialCredit:Elizabeth Cook /PA She went on: “No-one has ever behaved like that to me in my life and I have to say even my husband, at his most passionate times, never covered my body in a way that he has done.”Rolf Harris doesn’t ask permission he just grovels.”While being cross-examined from a wheelchair with her carer by her side, the witness recalled Harris teaching her how to play his didgeridoo in the 13x9ft room after the alleged assault.Mr Vullo asked her if she would agree the pair had what sounded like a “very happy” exchange following the alleged incident and she replied: “It may seem like that but I can assure you it was not the case.””Nobody had any idea that Rolf Harris was this kind of man. We all thought he was Mr Nice Guy,” she went on as Harris cradled his head.Asked by Mr Vullo why she had not come forward until the publicity of the first trial she said: “I was just so amazed because Rolf Harris was somebody I had grown up with and we loved it. He was part of our culture and I used to love listening to him on the television.”The complainant said she did not report the incident or call the police that day because she did not think anybody would believe her allegations against “an extremely popular man”. Wearing a black suit and black and white tie Harris, who appeared by video-link, is serving a sentence at Stafford Prison for a series of offences of indecent assault carried out on four female victims.He maintains his innocence, prosecutor Jonathan Rees said, and has pleaded not guilty to a further seven counts of indecent assault and one alternative charge of sexual assault.Each of the new alleged victims contacted the police or the NSPCC in the wake of the publicity surrounding the first trial, the prosecutor said.She continued: “One (complainant) later described him as an octopus.”I thought ‘that’s exactly what it felt like with his arms and fingers spread as far as he could spread them’.Her voice breaking, she continued: “The way he took advantage over someone that was totally blind, virtually stuck in terms of mobility … it’s absolutely appalling. In my opinion it’s as degrading as it gets.” Rolf Harris appearing via videolink earlier in the trialCredit:Elizabeth Cook/PA Rolf Harris was seen as “Mr Nice Guy” but he had a “separate identity” as a paedophile, an alleged victim of the entertainer has claimed in court.The former television presenter preyed on a blind, disabled woman like a “hawk pouncing on his prey”, leaving her “completely and utterly trapped”, his trial heard.Disabled since her premature birth, the complainant was totally blind and had to walk with sticks when she was allegedly groped by Harris at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London in 1977, Southwark Crown Court heard. Rolf Harris in 2014Credit:Laura Dale /PA Defence lawyer Stephen Vullo and prosecutor Jonathan Rees (right) earlier in the trial She said when Harris was referred to as a “predator” in his first trial she recalled he had acted similarly with her.She said of the encounter: “It was like a hawk pouncing on his prey and that is what he did to me.””I thought I was the only one but he did it to so many and that’s what hurt me so much,” she continued.Raising her voice she said: “He only has himself to blame and what I wish he would do is apologise to all his victims, me being one of them.”She admitted having a difficult financial situation but denied she was making the allegations in the hope of getting some of Harris’s money.Harris denies seven counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual assault against seven complainants who were contacted by police and the NSPCC in the wake of publicity surrounding his first trial.  The case was adjourned until Tuesday.  Rolf Harris in 2014 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Health fair and concert to raise awareness on mental depression

Health fair and concert to raise awareness on mental depression

25 September 0

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will be launching a campaign to raise awareness of how mental depression affects persons and families. This is part of the efforts to address the high rate of suicide and attempted suicide in Guyana, according to GINA.Senior Psychologist of the MoPH Mental Health Unit, Balogun O. Osunbiyi, said that a health fair and concert will be hosted by the ministry to educate persons on how to identify depression.“This is just one of those other occasions where we are bringing service to the communities rather than waiting on the community to come to us seeking services. So, we have decided to have the health fair … in south Georgetown its going to be held on the … National Cultural Centre tarmac,” Osunbiyi said.The anti-depression campaign is specially designed to encourage communication which will lessen the instances of persons committing suicide. Heavy focus will be placed on awareness during the launch on Friday.Depression is different from normal sadness which engulfs day to day life and its activities, interfering with the ability to work, eat, study, sleep and enjoy life. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness are intense with little or no relief.New estimates have been released in the lead-up to World Health Day which will be observed on April 07 under the theme, “Depression: let’s talk”. The estimates point out that more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015. TGINA said the Launch of the local campaign and health fair will commence at 9:00 hours on the National Cultural Centre’s tarmac. The concert will start at 13:00 hours  in the Centre’s auditorium. The concert will feature special guest appearances by popular local comedians, dance companies and other young, local talent.The fair will offer general free medical services to the public while the theme ‘Depression, Let’s talk!’ will take centre stage during the concert. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDepression, Suicide attract Health Ministry’s attentionJune 24, 2014In “Health”National Mental Health strategy to be launched early 2015October 12, 2014In “Business”Dharmic Sabha intensifies efforts against suicideFebruary 4, 2016In “Health” read more

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Masked men tie woman up and lock man in toilet in Lisburn

Masked men tie woman up and lock man in toilet in Lisburn

22 September 0

first_imgDETECTIVES IN LISBURN are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary at a house in the Saintfield Road area.The robbery occurred after 8pm last night.Four men dressed in black and wearing gloves and balaclavas entered the house. A man was assaulted and then locked in a downstairs toilet, while a woman was also tied up and threatened with a knife. Two legally-held firearms and a quantity of money was taken by the intruders who are believed to have made off from the scene in a vehicle at around 8.20pm. The man suffered cuts and bruises and both occupants were left badly shocked. Police are asking anyone who observed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact CID in Lisburn on 0845 600 8000.last_img read more

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16YearOld Climate Activist Nominated For Peace Prize

16YearOld Climate Activist Nominated For Peace Prize

20 September 0

first_img WikiLeaks receives nomination for Nobel Peace PrizeTwitter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, well almost Stay on target Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.The Swedish schoolgirl who inspired an international movement to fight climate change was recommended by three Norwegian members of parliament.“We have proposed Greta Thunberg because if we do nothing to halt climate change it will be the cause of wars, conflict, and refugees,” Norwegian Socialist MP Freddy Andre Ovstegard told AFP.“Greta Thunberg has launched a mass movement which I see as a major contribution to peace,” he added.Seven months ago, Thunberg was just a boxer-braided kid camping outside Sweden’s parliament, demanding reduced carbon emissions.Now, she’s a boxer-braided phenom who’s emboldened students across the world to hold climate strikes.Motivated by the Parkland teen activists in Florida, Thunberg created the Fridays For The Future movement, trading weekly school lessons for regular protests.Since August, she has spoken at TEDxStockholm, addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference, and given a talk to the World Economic Forum at Davos.Her #FridaysForFuture campaign has really taken off, galvanizing thousands of young people in more than 100 countries to skip school today in protest of Earth’s “broken” climate.“I think we are only seeing the beginning,” Thunberg said in a recent interview with The Guardian. “I think that change is on the horizon and the people will stand up for their future.”The busy teen took about three seconds on Thursday to acknowledge the Nobel nomination, tweeting that she is “honored and very grateful,” before returning to her regularly scheduled protest programming, in preparation of today’s international demonstration.center_img Honoured and very grateful for this nomination https://t.co/axO4CAFXcz— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 14, 2019“It’s obviously a great honor and nice to be nominated for such a big prize,” Thunberg told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, as reported by AFP. “It feels unreal, and a little strange.”If she succeeds, Thunberg will be the youngest recipient since then-17-year-old Malala Yousafzai received the prize in 2014. This year’s winners will be announced on Oct. 11.More on Geek.com:Landmark UN Report Urges Action on Environment, ClimateAustralian Rodent Becomes First ‘Climate Change Extinction’Climate Change Will Affect the Color of Oceans, Study Says8 Sci-Fi Books That Highlight Climate Changelast_img read more

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Video: Daniel Bryan talks about being medically cleared to return to the ring for…

19 September 0

first_img WWE Royal Rumble Card Update For 2019 Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next Twitter WhatsApp WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 During last night’s Smackdown Live in Dallas, Daniel Bryan kicked off the show addressing the announcement that he has been medically cleared to return to the ring for WWE.Shortly before the segment, Triple H tweeted out the following:.@WWE’s primary concern is the health and wellness of our performers. I’m sure it was a long two years for @WWEDanielBryan, but glad he could make a healthy return to doing what he loves: performing for the #WWE Universe in the ring. #YesYesYes— Triple H (@TripleH) March 20, 2018You can check out the full segment featuring an emotional Bryan talking about the struggle he battled the last two years in his attempts to get cleared again.Bryan ended up getting physical at the end of the night in a segment involving Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, where Bryan “fired” them. You can check that out below.While not official, it would appear WWE is building towards a possible tag team match at WrestleMania 34 in three weeks with Bryan tagging with Shane McMahon against Owens and Zayn. Bryan did hint at the WrestleMania possibility in his promo last night.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWhen Does WrestleMania 35 Start?Video Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:53/Current Time 0:03Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:50 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list When Does WrestleMania 35 Start? Daniel Bryan Pinterest Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte Now Playing Up Next WWE Still Moving Forward With Crown Jewel Event In Saudi Arabia Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus confirmed for WWE Smackdown premiere on FOX Google+ Videos Articles Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next WrestleMania Could Be Biggest Ever Videos Articles Ronda Rousey Facebook Triple H John Oliver Takes On The WWElast_img read more

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Roma defender unhappy with clubs position

18 September 0

first_imgJuan Jesus believes Roma are far better than their current ninth position on the Serie A table and went further to share his thoughts on Patrik SchickThe Giallorossi doing well in the Champions League, which is a massive contrast to their form in the league front where they are already a long way off the pace.“The clock is ticking, we have to run,” Juan Jesus warned, speaking to Football Italia.“I don’t think we can settle for ninth place. I think it’s about concentration, you know that there are only six games in the Champions League group and you’re more focused.“We need to recover in the league, because it’s not our place to be so far away from the top spots. We need to get back to being the Roma of before.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“If we work hard with the right attitude we can do even better than third place and the Champions League semi-final.“I fight for Roma, we have to fight for third place and to go as far as possible in Europe.”The Brazilian went on to talk about teammate Patrik Schick who hasn’t impressed since signing from the Blucerciati in 2017.“He’s still young and there’s a lot of pressure on him. He has quality, but he must try to have a stronger character, even if everyone has his own personality.“He needs patience and trust, in my opinion he’s a great player.”last_img read more

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Delhi University admissions

06 September 0

first_imgNew Delhi: Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advised Union Minister for Human Resource Development Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ to issue an advisory to Boards of Secondary Education or Intermediate of all States to follow a uniform pattern of providing marks to facilitate admissions into Central Universities. It may be recalled that the students from Andhra Pradesh faced difficulty in getting admissions into Delhi University which demanded mark percentage as against the Grades the AP students were awarded in their state. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us The desperate students represented the matter to the Vice-President for his intervention in the matter to solve their problems. Naidu said that boards which issue the results in grades must also simultaneously provide marks so that the percentage obtained by the students could be calculated by the respective universities. The Vice-President called the HRD minister to his chamber in the Rajya Sabha and discussed the issue after students from Andhra Pradesh represented to him about the problem faced by them while seeking admission to Delhi University. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The AP Board of Intermediate Education introduced grading system for Intermediate first year students in 2017-18 and continued the same pattern for second year students from 2018-19. Under the grading method, the students were provided with grade points for each subject. Soon after the matter came to his notice, the Vice-President a couple of days ago directed the officials to convey the concerns of the students to Delhi University authorities. Subsequent to the Vice-President’s intervention, Delhi University authorities took up the matter with the officials concerned. Advertise With Us Earlier on Tuesday, Naidu called the Delhi University Vice-Chancellor, Yogesh Kumar Tyagi and the Dean, Students Welfare, Prof Rajeev Gupta to his residence and discussed the issue threadbare. The Vice-Chancellor assured the Vice-President that the interests of the students would be protected and that the admissions would be based on marks percentage and not on grades and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). The University authorities have also sent mails and SMS texts to all students from Andhra Pradesh to download the marks from Intermediate Board and upload them while applying in Delhi University. In the wake of the problems faced by the students from Andhra Pradesh, the Vice- President advised the HRD Minister to issue an advisory to all Boards of Higher Education Boards or Intermediate.last_img read more

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UAE Exchange India to Hire 700 Employees this Fiscal

UAE Exchange India to Hire 700 Employees this Fiscal

05 September 0

first_imgFinancial services firm UAE Exchange India is hoping to get a small banking licence and is working on expansion plans for the current fiscal.As part of the expansion, the company plans to hire 700 employees during the current fiscal year and expand its network by 250-300 branches in the next 5 years.Earlier, it had focused the entire business on remittances and foreign exchange services. It is now expanding the reach to focus on small-size loans to target financial inclusion.”UAE Exchange India decided that financial inclusion is an important parameter which was missing in our offerings and it was the only parameter why we failed to receive a banking license last time. We have started offering small-sized personal loans, two-wheeler loans and gold loans,” said V George Antony, Managing Director of UAE Exchange India.”We have moved into the domestic loan business and are very focused on it. We realised that if you really want to be in the financial sector, you have to be in the credit business. The average amount of loans that we are offering is Rs 50,000 and there is a lot of demand for it. As of now, our total loan book size, including gold loans, is around Rs 500 crore,” he said.The company’s plan is to double the personal loan book size year on year. Before starting the loan vertical, the revenue mix was 50% from the foreign exchange business, 30% from money transfer and 20% from the travel and tour business.With the new focus on loan disbursement, it contributes to about 38% of total revenue. Forex is 38% and the money transfer business has come down to 15%. Travel contributes only 9%.To strengthen the financial inclusion drive, apart from offering loans, the company is looking at getting into the e-wallet space and plans to announce the roll out soon. They have also rolled out e-KYC recently, reducing time and cost for the new accounts.Currently, UAE Exchange India has a network of 400 branches across India and plans to add over 50 branches every year. In 2014-15, it had Rs 30 crore in net profit. It is aiming a growth rate of 20-25% for the next fiscal.last_img read more

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Suhrawardy hospital partially reopened after fire

03 September 0

first_imgPeople evacuate a patient from Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka after a fire broke out on 14 February 2019. Photo: AFPThe Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College Hospital has been partially reopened on Friday after dousing the massive fire that broke out at the hospital on Thursday.Many of the patients, who were evacuated and shifted to different nearby hospitals after the cloud of smoke engulfed the hospital, have started coming back.This picture taken on 14 February 2019 shows a evacuated patients in front of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka after a fire broke out in the hospital. Photo: AFPAs many as 1200 patients admitted in the hospital were shifted to nearby hospitals after the fire broke out around 5:50pm on Thursday.However, the hospital is not receiving any child patients yet as the children’s ward was completely gutted by the fire. Women’s ward was also severely damaged by the fire.This picture taken on 14 February 2019 shows an evacuated patient lying in front of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka after a fire broke out in the hospital. Photo: AFPThe hospital sources said that the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), operation theatre, emergency unit, and some other units were fully operational on Friday.Stating that most of the units of the hospital have resumed their operation, the hospital’s director professor Uttam Barum urged the patients to return there for treatment.This picture taken on 14 February 2019 shows an evacuated patient lying in front of Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka after a fire broke out in the hospital. Photo: AFPMeanwhile, the government has constituted a four-member probe body to investigate the fire incident at the hospital.The committee was asked to submit its reports within the next three working days.last_img read more

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University of Houston No Change To Campus Carry Policies That Start In

02 September 0

first_img.@UHouston board of regents now reviewing #campuscarry policy pic.twitter.com/A0nIb12odW— Laura Isensee (@lauraisensee) May 19, 2016This story has been updated.Concealed handguns will come to Texas public colleges this August, under the new state law known as “campus carry.”Colleges around the state have been preparing for that, and now the University of Houston system has finalized plans for its main campus and other institutions.The plans were presented before the UH board of regents at its meeting Thursday in Victoria, and Chairman Tilman Fertitta had a few questions.“We’re probably O.K. with whatever you guys decide,” Fertitta told members of the campus carry work group. “We’d just like to know where are you allowed to carry and what is excluded.”Dona Cornell, general counsel for UH and who helped draft the policy, said that there are 12 main areas where concealed weapons will be prohibited, including almost all of the dorms.“The exclusion zones that we have put into the policy — this policy as well as the policy for each campus — are pretty narrowly focused,” Cornell said.UH has its own policy, and the other schools in the system in Victoria, Clear Lake and downtown Houston also have their own campus carry policies. They are all similar, but not identical, Cornell said.At the main campus, the majority of campus will be open for people with concealed handgun licenses to carry their weapons.“Classrooms are open,” Cornell said. “Walking around campus is open, not subject to an exclusion. Offices are not subject to an exclusion.”It’s the presence of weapons in private faculty offices that has concerned professors the most, according to Jonathan Snow, the president of the UH Faculty Senate.“When a student comes into your office, you may have some very heated or some very, very emotionally-laden conversations and someone coming into your private space with a weapon just makes nearly everyone uncomfortable,” Snow said.The faculty senates at both UH and UH Downtown passed resolutions against campus carry, protesting it would hurt the learning environment.At the regents meeting, Fertitta gave his own prediction of how campus carry will impact higher education.“It’s all a process and I just don’t see it as an issue,” he said. “People are going to know where they shouldn’t take a gun and it’s going to work out fine. And I just don’t think it’s going to be an issue.”Fertitta compared the situation to a different new state law that permits open carry of weapons in public spaces. The mega-restauranteur said that open carry law didn’t have any impact on his restaurants or his hotels.“It’s not going to have any impact on a student on a campus. It’s a non-issue,” Fertitta added.Chancellor Renu Khator said that they will work to limit the impact.“One will have to see where it goes but I think we can for sure do everything possible to make sure that doesn’t happen—which will come from more discussions, more conversations, education, trainings, awareness and we are prepared to do all of those things,” Khator said.Campus carry takes effect in August at Texas public four-year institutions. It will take effect next year at community colleges.Private universities are allowed to opt out and many of them have decided to keep guns off campus. Sharelast_img read more

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Sony has not added a rootkit to the PS3

Sony has not added a rootkit to the PS3

01 September 0

first_imgThe latest firmware update for the PS3 (3.56) included a security patch that was thought to introduce a rootkit. Such an update would supposedly allow Sony to verify system files or look for home-brew games. While creating an uproar in the gaming community, it looks to have been something Sony has had the right to do since the PS3 went on sale.According to Chris Boyd, a leading security researcher at GFI (and also noticed by one of our Eagle eyed readers “TheHighlander”), the technique deployed by Sony is not new since the original terms and conditions (back in 2006) allowed the company to do remote updates to check for irregularities with the default code.More specifically – reading between the lines – sections 3 & 4 of the terms seems to back this up:From time to time, SCE may provide certain updates, upgrades or services to your PS3 system to ensure it is functioning properly in accordance with SCE guidelines. Some services may be provided automatically without notice when you sign onto SCE’s online network, and others may be available to you through SCE’s website or authorized channels. Without limitation, services may include the provision of the latest update or download of new release that may include security patches, and new or revised settings and features which may prevent access to pirated games, or use of unauthorized hardware or software in connection with the PS3 system. Some services may change your current settings, cause a loss of data or content, or cause some loss of functionality. It is recommended that you regularly back up any data on the hard disk that is of a type that can be backed up.SCE may use DNAS (Dynamic Network Authentication System), a proprietary system designed to authenticate game titles and the PS3 system when you connect the PS3 system to a network. DNAS may retrieve information about your hardware and software for authentication, copy protection, account blocking, system, rules, game management and other purposes. The information collected is not your personally identifying information and there is no way to identify you from the information collected by DNAS. Any unauthorized transfer, exhibition, export, import or transmission of programs and devices circumventing DNAS may be prohibited by law. SCE reserves the right to use any other authentication or security system, or method in connection with the PS3 system. Full terms and conditions can be found here. So whatever your opinion of the rootkit scandal is, if you have agreed to the above terms Sony has effectively got every right to ensure that the security of their system remains intact.I think that the biggest problem with the scandal is that Sony tried to implement the changes into the latest firmware update quietly without making a big announcement about them. Those changes were then discovered and deemed as a threat to people’s individual rights. But even if Sony has tweaked things slightly, section 8 of the terms covers its back:Your continued access to or use of the System Software will signify your acceptance of any changes to this Agreement. In the event of any conflict between this Agreement and the Terms of Service and User Agreement for SCE’s online network, the terms of this Agreement shall control the use of or access to, the System Software. Read more at The Registerlast_img read more

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Reports At least 13 killed in Kazakh border fire

Reports At least 13 killed in Kazakh border fire

18 August 0

first_img Top Stories Sponsored Stories More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths No official explanation has been given for the cause of the fire.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)center_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) – Media in Kazakhstan are reporting that the charred remains of at least 13 people have been found after a fire at a border post in the southeast of the Central Asian country.The Novosti-Kazakhstan news agency cited deputy frontier service director Turganbek Stambekov as saying that 15 military personnel regularly serve at the remote outpost near the border with China.Stambekov says authorities are carrying out an investigation of what happened. How men can have a healthy 2019 New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likelast_img read more

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Everyone looks for something different in a yoga h

Everyone looks for something different in a yoga h

11 August 0

first_imgEveryone looks for something different in a yoga holiday. For some, it might be an opportunity to de-stress, for others a chance to learn how to breathe properly, to improve their yoga practice or simply to switch off the phone for a few hours or even days. Recognising this fact, Adler Spa Resorts has launched a series of yoga retreats in its properties in Tuscany and the Dolomites that address a wide range of needs, as well as incorporating current yoga trends that emphasise mindfulness, being in nature and digitally detoxing.Driving the yoga initiative is Annemarie Sanoner who started practising yoga in the early 1990s when she travelled to India and became so inspired by it that she quit her job in order to pursue a career focusing on yoga and Ayurveda. She is a qualified yoga teacher, Ayurvedic therapist and stress management coach. As she says, “These days, the desire for peace and quiet, balance and regeneration from the daily hustle and bustle is very strong. There is almost no other practice that generates the holistic benefits of yoga, uniting physical wellbeing, like movement, breathing and nutrition, with philosophical elements.”Ms Sanoner is a great believer in the start of a new season, be it autumn, winter, spring or summer, being an ideal time to embrace new challenges and lifestyle changes as she thinks the mind and body are more open at these times. So, if it’s all got too much and you need to escape, Adler Dolomiti’s Yoga & Nature package has a three-night break, valid till 3 October, which includes daily yoga, plus the chance to experience both yoga and meditation, and yoga and relaxation sessions, so that guests get a chance to really unwind even if they are only able to find time for a long weekend away. Detox teas are provided on tap and guests can opt for a vegetarian menu if they choose. Rates start from £375 per person sharing on a half-board basis.Many of us have too shallow a breath, so those wishing to learn to inhale properly should book onto Adler Balance’s Ayurveda Special week, from 23 to 30 October. The programme will be led by Volker Mehl, a pioneering Ayurvedic chef who has published several cook books and a qualified Yin-Yoga teacher. There will be a dedicated Pranayama (breathing) class, alongside private Ayurvedic consultations and treatments, Ayurvedic cooking tips and daily delicacies, as well as a Yin-Yoga class every day. The week costs £1550 per person sharing on a half-board basis.Hatha-Yoga and Vinyasa-Yoga teacher Veronika Rössl is promising a week-long Yoga Retreat at Adler Mountain Lodge from 20 to 27 November that will challenge and empower participants, through a series of different classes, mindful hiking and candle-lit meditation, with a view to rejuvenating participants’ practice and giving them new perspective. Thanks to its rural setting in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomites, this is the perfect yoga holiday for those wishing to get in touch with nature during practice. As Ms Sanoner points out, “The mere presence in the middle of unspoilt nature leads to relaxation and increases the regeneration of the body and spirit, which is further intensified through specific yoga exercises.”Adler Thermae’s Yoga Antistress with Barbara Woehler, from 27 November to 1 December, will ensure guests take a digital detox for several hours per day, at the very least, as it includes two hatha yoga sessions of two hours per day; these sessions cover the areas of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and yoga nidra (deep relaxation). And it’s not just the yoga that will keep guests away from their phones, the panoramic vistas from the hotel of the Val d’Orcia’s gentle rolling hills also have a habit of enticing guests to switch off, self-reflect and meditate. The four-night package costs from  £690 per person sharing a double room on a half-board basis – vegetarian food is available on request – and also includes a spa voucher so that guests can choose a treatment of their choice.last_img read more

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WINNIPEG — Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sean Penn

10 August 0

first_img WINNIPEG — Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sean Penn will be directing a movie in Winnipeg this summer.Buffalo Gal Pictures, an independent production company, put out a casting call Tuesday for child actors for the feature film.The movie is about a father who lives a double life as a counterfeiter, bank robber and con man in order to support his daughter.It’s based on a non-fiction book by Jennifer Vogel called “Flim-Flam Man” about her father.Penn has won Academy Awards for his roles in the movies “Milk” and “Mystic River” and has directed other films.Manitoba’s film and video production tax credit recently received a boost in funding to $31.5 million from $16 million in the province’s budget.The Canadian Press Sean Penn-directed movie to shoot in Winnipeg Author-activist Sean Penn poses for a portrait in New York to promote his novel “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.” Hollywood heavyweight Sean Penn will be directing a film in Winnipeg this summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Taylor Jewell/Invision AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 13, 2019 10:10 am PDTlast_img read more

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Bomb hoax at Senior School in Nicosia Updated

09 August 0

first_imgA private school in Nicosia was evacuated on Friday after what appears to be a bomb hoax.The call at the Senior School in Latsia was placed at 8.20am. Teachers immediately evacuated the premises and notified the police who cordoned off the area.The bomb squad searched the scene with a sniffer dog but no signs of an explosive device were found.School headmistress Deborah Duncan said pupils were immediately asked to assemble at the sports ground awaiting the arrival of the police.Parents were also notified of the incident via text message and there was no cause for concern.Following the police search, pupils returned to the classrooms.“Everything weren’t well; we take our pupils’ health and safety very seriously,” Duncan said.School authorities were working with police to find out where the call came from. A similar incident had taken place around five years ago.The head of the parents’ association, Giorgos Hadjisavva, who was at the school at the time, said the evacuation was carried out in just a few minutes.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 AboutLivestlyUndoYahoo SearchYou’ve Never Seen Luxury Like This On A Cruise Ship. Search Luxury Mediterranean CruisesYahoo SearchUndo 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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Scientists and loca

Scientists and loca

24 November 0

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Intramural scientists warned that the strict rules would drive staff away. Ibu-Owo said the way forward was for the government to strengthen the Federal Police by providing it with the wherewithal to deal with the country’s challenges.5 miles east of Epping. read more

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