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29 killed 18 injured in Yamuna Expressway accident

first_imgAgra: Twenty-nine people were killed and 18 injured after a Lucknow-Delhi state-run bus skidded off the Yamuna Expressway and fell into a large drain in Uttar Pradesh in the early hours of Monday, officials said. The accident occurred around 4:30 am in Etmadpur, around 200 km from the national capital, they said. The operation to pull out the mangled remains of the bus from the bottom of the 20-foot-high bridge took several hours, with two excavators and a crane being deployed for the salvage exercise. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in Jammu The injured have been admitted to different hospitals, including a private health facility, in the district, the officials said. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has formed a committee to probe the reasons behind the accident and directed it to submit a report, Additional Chief Secretary Information, Awanish Awasthi, said. “As per the district magistrate (of Agra) 29 persons have died. The bus fell into a ‘nallah’ (drain),” he said The Uttar Pradesh Roadways will pay ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the next of kin of the deceased, the officials said. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoC “One sleeper coach passenger bus travelling from Lucknow to Delhi met with an accident on Yamuna Expressway (sic),” the Uttar Pradesh Police said on Twitter. The Janrath bus of the Uttar Pradesh Roadways’ Awadh Depot was going from Lucknow to the national capital’s Anand Vihar ISBT, the officials said. The 165-km six-lane expressway connects Noida with Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The chief minister expressed his condolences and has directed the Agra district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to ensure the injured get proper medical treatment, the officials said. He has asked his deputy Dinesh Sharma and Minister of State for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh to immediately visit the accident site. The committee, comprising the transport commissioner, divisional commissioner and an inspector general of police, will investigate the incident in 24 hours, the chief minister has directed. It will give a report on the cause of the accident and also suggest long-term measures to avoid such mishaps, Awasthi said. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that BJP state general secretary Pankaj Singh has gone to the spot. “I convey my condolences and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured. I have spoken to CM Yogi Adityanath about it. He has sent Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma and Transport Minister Swatantra Dev Singh to the spot,” he said. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of the 29 passengers. “Saddened to hear about the tragic loss of lives because of another bus accident, this time near Agra. My heartfelt condolences to the grieving families. I wish the injured a speedy recovery. Let us all follow #SafeDriveSaveLife” she tweeted.last_img read more

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CIL to spend 700 crore to buy 40 rakes for coal supply

first_imgKolkata: For the first time, Coal India Limited (CIL) has decided to procure rail wagons under General Purpose Wagon Investment Scheme at an estimated cost of Rs 700 crore to transport more coal to power plants. The CIL-owned rakes dedicated to transport coal will help us in pushing higher volumes of coal to the power sector, the mining major said in a statement on Thursday. “The Maharatna PSU’s board has given the green signal to procure 40 rakes at a total expenditure of nearly Rs 700 crore. One rake comprises 59 wagons. According to a rough estimate, one rake can move 1.4 million tonne of coal per annum,” the company said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalHowever, the power sector would have to wait for about two years before the CIL’s own rakes begin rolling to support their supply, officials indicated. “With the life of a wagon spanning 35 years, it would be an asset creation for the CIL,” the miner said. The CIL expects to realise its entire investment on the rakes within a decade as the internal rate of return is financially viable and attractive. Initially, the rakes would be used to ply in South East Central Railway (SECR) zone in Jharsuguda-Nagpur and Katni northwards and the entire stretch of South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL) regions. The mismatch of SECR carrying capacity and CIL’s envisaged growth in coal production in the region was a major reason for the miner to decide on procuring own rakes, the officials said. Increase in rail transport of coal would offset the transportation of the fuel on road proportionately, they said adding that movement by rail is cheaper and less polluting.last_img read more

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Jesse Wente awarded firstever Reelworld Reel Activist award

first_imgFor its 17th edition, Toronto’s Reelworld Film Festival will introduce an award that salutes industry players committed to activating change on-screen and off.The first-ever Reelworld Reel Activist Award goes to Jesse Wente, an Ojibwe broadcaster and film programmer who is known for, well, keeping it real. A CBC Radio columnist who next month will step down from his post as the head of TIFF Cinematheque, Wente is an outspoken advocate for Indigenous rights and First Nations, Métis and Inuit art.Reelworld, which runs Oct. 11 to 15 at various downtown venues, is dedicated to empowering underrepresented voices and showcasing films that inspire social change. Advertisement Wente will accept his award following the festival’s closing-night screening of Susan G. Enberg’s In Jesus Name. Full program information is available at reelworld.ca.SOURCE:  GLOBE AND MAIL Advertisement Jesse Wente – Nadya Kwandibens/Redworks Photography Facebookcenter_img Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Education vital for achieving other antipoverty targets Ban stresses

25 September 2008Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the key role of education for reaching the globally agreed set of eight targets for slashing poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the key role of education for reaching the globally agreed set of eight targets for slashing poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). “We have ample evidence that education improves individual incomes, economic growth, child and maternal health, resistance to disease and environmental practices,” Mr. Ban told an event focusing on the goal of “education for all,” which the world’s governments agreed in 1999 in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, to try to achieve by 2015.“With an education, people flourish. Without it, they remain trapped in poverty,” he said in a message delivered by Ann Veneman, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), to the gathering of leaders from the private sector, academia, the faith community and governments.The Secretary-General to the “great” progress achieved so far in the area of education, noting that more children are in school than ever before and that more girls are getting the equal education that they deserve. “We have to build on this momentum based on the conviction that education can drive economic and social progress,” he stated.Mr. Ban stressed that one of the best investments that any country can make is to educate girls and women, “so they can earn more income, improve their family’s well being, and show their daughters, in turn, what is possible once you can read and write.”At the same time, he pointed to a need for a commitment to equity, noting that currently children from poor communities, rural areas and minority groups are almost always struggling to learn under worse conditions than others in society. “If we do not close this gap, we put a whole generation at risk, and we allow problems to fester,” said the Secretary-General. “But if we ensure that all children get the education they deserve, we put both individuals and countries on a sure footing toward a stable future.”The six “education for all” goals are to expand early childhood care and education; provide free and compulsory primary education for all; promote learning and life skills for young people and adults; increase adult literacy by 50 per cent; achieve gender parity by 2005 and gender equality by 2015; and improve the quality of education. read more

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Resources needed for aid delivery early recovery in Yemen – UN development

Helen Clark, Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), voiced her concern about the humanitarian situation in the affected region, where some 250,000 civilians have been uprooted since clashes between Government forces and Al Houthi rebels erupted in 2004. Ms. Clark, who is also chairs the UN Development Group (UNDG), said her agency will work with all parties in support of recovery and development in northern Yemen.The country is one of the poorest in its region and also faces a periodic influx of refugees from across the seas in the Horn of Africa.Last December the UN and its partners, along with the Government, appealed for more than $177 million as part of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan, to provide life-saving assistance to some 1.6 million people affected by the conflict as well as acute poverty, to bolster livelihoods and to contribute to the stability of the country throughout 2010. The ceasefire, welcomed by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), came into effect on 11 February and is holding so far. 19 February 2010The top United Nations development official has called on the international community to provide urgently needed resources to respond to the humanitarian needs stemming from the conflict in northern Yemen and to enable early recovery to begin now that a ceasefire has been announced. read more

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Mountain areas show signs of global warming UN environment agency reports

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today reported “startling” evidence of the effect of global warming on the Himalayas.A recent UN-backed mission to the area found that the glacier from where Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out to conquer Everest nearly 50 years ago has retreated by around five kilometres up the mountain.”The evidence of climate change was all around us, from huge scars gouged in the landscapes by sudden, glacial floods to the lakes swollen by melting glaciers,” said Roger Payne, of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, who served on the expedition. “It is clear that global warming is emerging as one, if not the, biggest threat to mountain areas.” The seven-member expedition, which set out from Kathmandu on 16 May, returned on 1 June after climbing on Island Peak in the Khumbu Region of Nepal. Team members also spoke with the area’s residents, who voiced stark concern about the impact of global warming. They reported “quite rapid and significant changes over the past 20 years in the ice fields,” said team member Ian McNaught-Davis.UNEP scientists, working with experts based in Kathmandu, have used satellites and on-the-ground studies to pinpoint 44 glacial lakes in Nepal and Bhutan that are now so swollen they could burst their banks in as little as five years.In another development, the environment agency and its partners today announced the launch of an Internet-based Oceans Atlas, which UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer called “the first comprehensive ‘real-time’ way to observe the state of world’s oceans.”The Atlas provides users with continuously updated maps as well as strategic data on the state of the world’s oceans, development trends and threats to human health from the deteriorating marine environment. It can be accessed online at www.oceansatlas.org. read more

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Mathieu Grebille to miss 6 months of season

HC MontpellierMathieu Grebille It could be his season, but Mathieu Grebille will have to fight with some other “rivals”. One of the most perspective French left backs injured knee ligaments during the EUROTURNOI tournament in Strasbourg with his HC Montpellier. This means a six months break, which will put him out of the most of EHF Champions League matches in the upcoming season, but also out of the French NT squad for the Men’s EHF EURO 2016 in Poland.The 24 years-old shooter was one of the biggest hopes of Patrice Canayer in the Championship race with dominant PSG Handball.Grebille was also a part of the golden French squad at the World Championship 2015 in Qatar. ← Previous Story Zelenovic “makes trouble” to Rojewski or Natek? Next Story → Swiss champion beat Austrian in the last pre-season test read more

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Nora Mørk It is truly a dream come true

← Previous Story THW Kiel and Rhein Neckar Lowen still in the race for No.2 in Groups Next Story → Men’s U20 EHF EURO 2018 – Slovenia choose group with Norway and Serbia Two weeks after her injury, Handball-Planet.com’s Women’s Player of 2017 Nora Mørk reflected on how she received the news of the award and the sad moment she’s going through, but how motivated she feels to return to the courts.16 journalists from 13 different countries, and nearly 80,000 voters took part of the voting that has proclaimed Norwegian right back Nora Mørk as best player of 2017. The left handed had an impressive year in which she lifted her second EHF Champions League title, this time with her new club Győri Audi ETO KC, she was named best right back in the all-star team of that tournament, she won the Hungarian League, took silver in the IHF World Championship in Germany 2017 with her national team, and was top scorer and also part of the best 7 of the tournament.Things were looking good on the courts for the Norwegian superstar, until two weeks ago she suffered a serious knee injury after having scored her 8th goal against Danish club Nykøbing Falster on the third match of the main round of the EHF Champions League. The worst scenario would be later confirmed by the spokesman of the club Szabó Támas: a torn ACL of her right knee that would rule her out of the courts for at least six months. Only two days later, she underwent surgery, to kick off the recovery. Handball-Planet.com had an unorthodox contact with the Norwegian right back, to find out about her feelings at the moment.-How did you receive the news of the Handball-Planet.com award, especially in this tough moment you’re going through?-I was actually alone in the hospital at the time. I had just had surgery. It was a really unexpected surprise. The contrast was of course big. It is truly a dream come true for me and a big goal for me as a handball player, but at the same time I’m really sad I won’t play for a long time.-What does it mean for you to have received this award which is chosen by journalists and fans?-It means everything to me. I am very honored that so many people elected me for this award. It also means that hard work and dedication really pays off!-You’re also nominated for IHF World Player of the Year award, are you feeling anxious about that?-I’m not anxious at all. Its not up to me and I’m just honored to be nominated among so many good players. -Do you think you’ve become a more complete player since you’re arrival in Győr? How has the club help you improve?-I feel after my transfer to ETO I have become a more complete player. I have to say I have improved a lot on defense. There are two reasons for that: one Ambros Martin and two the fact that I had to play a lot because we didn’t have so many players. We may all agree with the fact that this version of Mørk is possibly the best one in the last few seasons. We’ve seen her shine for quite a while now, always being determining in both her clubs and national team, but this involvement in defense might have been the missing piece in her game. And she had already praised Martin’s work in this regards after having won the Tippmix EHF Final 4 title. “I had a different vision of what it was going to be like when I arrived (to Győr), but Ambros is such a good defense coach, he makes you push yourself, and he really taught me a lot this year. It’s been up and down for me, I haven’t been perfect in attack because I’ve been also playing defense, but it was great to finish this way”, she had said in that mixed zone at the Papp László Sportaréna in Budapest.The injury comes in a moment when handball was ‘saving’ her from the nightmare she’s facing in her private life, but it is her strong spirit, without a doubt, the one that will bring her back to the handball courts, one of the places she loves the most.-It’s been two weeks since your injury, and you already underwent surgery, how are you feeling now both physically and mentally?-I feel sad of course and I think I’m still in shock…It all went very fast, the injury and the operation. Right now I just feel really sad I cannot help my team for the rest of the season, but I still feel very motivated for the future.Handball fans worldwide have most certainly started a countdown to see her back in action as well. EHF Champions LeagueGermany 2017Gyori Audi ETO KCNora MorkTippmix EHF Final 4 read more

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Chrome OS update brings dual monitor support

first_imgHave one of those new bargain-priced Chrome OS laptops convinced you that it’s time to take a chance on Google’s browser-based OS? If so, then you’ll be happy to know that those HDMI ports will come in handy. In the most recent update to Chrome OS, Google has delivered dual monitor support so that you can mirror or extend your Chromebook’s display.At first glance, it might not seem like there’s a real need for a secondary display on an inexpensive system built for browsing. After all, it doesn’t offer the same kind of muscle even a low-end Intel Core i3 processor achieves. But even on the first-gen Chromebooks, it’s still nice to know that you can now look at two tabs simultaneously — provided, of course, that you can find the requisite cable (not so easy with the original Samsung Series 5 %displayPrice% at %seller% ).Once you’re hooked up, you’re free to drop the Chrome OS media player on one screen while you browse for Black Friday deals on the other… or play your favorite browser-based games while keeping a Gmail or Facebook window open nearby so that you can see when your friends are trying to get in touch with you.For business users, this also means that you can actually use a Chromebook to run a presentation now. Fire up an app like SlideShare and turn mirroring on, hook up your projector, and you’re good to go.At the end of the day, Chrome OS is still basically a bootable web browser. But with each passing update, Google’s getting closer and closer to a lightweight OS that offers users nearly the same functionality as Windows or OS X — as long as you can find web apps (or Native Client apps) that compare favorably with your current desktop standards.More at Liliputing and Chrome OS Releaseslast_img read more

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LATV Albert Einstein décollera la nuit prochaine pour rallier lISS

first_imgL’ATV Albert Einstein décollera la nuit prochaine pour rallier l’ISSDans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi, le cargo européen ATV 4 décollera de la base de Kourou à bord d’une fusée Ariane 5 avant de rallier la Station spatiale internationale (ISS) dans le but de ravitailler son équipage.Un peu plus un an après Edoardo Amaldi, c’est au tour d’Albert Einstein de rejoindre la Station spatiale internationale ! Ou du moins au tour du cargo européen baptisé en hommage au célèbre physicien… Dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi, l’ATV 4 (Automated Transfer Vehicle) prendra en effet son envol depuis la base de Kourou en Guyane, grâce à la fusée Ariane 5. Le but : ravitailler l’ISS de quelque sept tonnes de cargaison. Le décollage du lanceur est prévu mercredi à 18h52, heure de Kourou (soit 23h52 heure de Paris). Un peu plus d’une heure après que l’engin se sera arraché de son pas de tir, il libèrera l’ATV qui sera placé sur orbite à 260 km d’altitude, à une vitesse d’environ 7.600 mètres par seconde. Le cargo dont la masse totale est d’environ 20,2 tonnes, déploiera alors ses 4 grands panneaux solaires et utilisera sa propre énergie et ses moyens de guidage, en liaison avec son centre de contrôle à Toulouse, pour naviguer de manière autonome vers l’ISS. Sur les 250 dernières mètres, le cylindre de 10 mètres de long et de 4,5 mètres de diamètre, sera guidé par un système de rendez-vous spatial automatique. Une fois qu’il sera assez proche, il pourra manoeuvrer et s’amarrer automatiquement au port du module russe Zvezda en trois heures et demie, avec une précision d’environ 6 centimètres. Au total, le périple durera 10 jours, avec une arrivée prévue pour le 15 juin. Elle sera supervisée par l’équipage de la station et notamment Luca Parmitano récemment arrivé à bord de l’ISS.Des chaussettes et des lasagnes pour les spationautesComme ses trois prédécesseurs prénommés Jules Verne, Johannes Kepler, Edoardo Amaldi, l’ATV Albert Einstein jouera un rôle important de ravitailleur, de remorqueur spatial et de cargo poubelle pendant toute la durée de sa mission qui se prolongera jusqu’en octobre. Il constituera également un module additionnelle pour l’équipage de l’ISS. D’après les informations dévoilées par l’Agence spatiale européenne (ESA), le cargo construit par Astrium contient dans ses propres réservoirs près de 4,8 tonnes d’ergols et emporte 860 kg de carburant destinés au ravitaillement de l’ISS, ainsi que 565 kg d’eau potable et 100 kg d’oxygène. Il amène aussi avec lui des pièces de rechange ainsi qu’une impressionnante liste d’objets du quotidien et de denrées alimentaires. Le tout pour une masse totale de 2,6 tonnes de fret.Pyjamas, brosses à dents, t-shirts ou encore chaussettes font ainsi partie du voyage, tout comme certaines gourmandises. Cette fois-ci, les spationautes auront droit à du beurre de cacahuète, des gaufres, des fraises, des noix de macadamia et des spécialités italiennes telles que des lasagnes, du tiramisu ou encore du parmesan. “Il y a une demande claire de la Station spatiale internationale, à chaque vol, d’avoir la cargaison la plus importante possible”, a indiqué à l’AFP Bart Reijnen, responsable des systèmes orbitaux chez Astrium.Un remorqueur et cargo-poubelleUne fois sa cargaison déchargée, l’ATV aidera l’équipage à relever l’orbite de l’ISS à l’aide de ses moteurs. Une opération capitale pour éviter que la station ne finisse par retomber sur Terre. Puis en fin de mission, le vaisseau sera une nouvelle fois rempli, cette fois-ci de tous les déchets produits à bord. le 11 octobre (selon le calendrier), il se séparera alors de l’ISS et entamera son retour vers la Terre avant de se consumer durant sa rentrée dans l’atmosphère. À lire aussiPourquoi certains s’évanouissent-ils à la vue du sang ?L’ATV-4 est l’avant-dernier véhicule de ce type à ravitailler l’ISS. Le lancement du cinquième et dernier nommé Georges Lemaître, est prévu mi-2014.Pour suivre en direct le lancement, c’est par ici : http://www.arianespace.tv/ Le 5 juin 2013 à 16:03 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Chicken Nugget Taste Tester is a Real Job—in the UK

first_img KFC Tests Plant-Based Beyond Fried Chicken in AtlantaMinneapolis Bans Construction of New Drive-Thrus Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetcenter_img I’d like you, dear readers, to be the first to know: I am leaving my job at Geek.com to pursue my dreams and become a chicken nugget taste tester.British big-box retailer B&M is looking for a new “chicken nugget connoisseur.”As the discount supermarket chain prepares to launch a new fresh and frozen food range, it requires one brave soul to step up to the plate—literally. So I decided to take one for the team.A very punny job posting suggests the company is looking for a “tasty” worker “who’ll be worth their weight in … food.”Do you have what it takes to be a chicken nugget connoisseur?According to B&M, experience can include, but is not limited to:Getting the 20-share box of nuggets from McDonald’s and keeping them all for yourselfBeing the first in the office kitchen whenever someone says there’s cake [guilty as charged!]That time you tripped and fell at a buffet and saved the plate before yourselfGoing to an event or party because there is free food [how else do you think journalists survive?]You value the importance of a fish finger sandwich in life [for non-Brits, that’s fishsticks between bread]You can conduct a PowerPoint presentation on the reasoning behind curly fries being nicer than chipsCompensation comes in the form of monthly £25 ($35) vouchers to spend on food in B&M stores. Imagine how many bags of edible gold that could buy. There is no word on how long the “temporary” job will last, so it’s probably best to stockpile the breaded poultry.The job does, however, mean leaving your family and friends to live in North West England and translate the Liverpudlian accent.“Just like a good steak, this opportunity is rare and shouldn’t be diced with,” the post said. “If you think this is your calling please upload a paragraph on why you think you deserve the opportunity and what relevant experiences you have.”Oddly, despite promising a “range” of upcoming cuisine, the company does not appear to be in the market for a waffle buff or ravioli specialist.B&M did not immediately respond to a request for comment.last_img read more

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Antonio Valencia We are 100 behind Mourinho

first_imgManchester United captain Antonio Valencia insists that the entire squad is 100% behind coach Jose MourinhoThe Portuguese’s woes at United continued on Tuesday night after being held to a goalless draw at home to Valencia in the Champions League.It means that United have now gone four games without victory in all competitions amid a number of reported falling outs between Mourinho and a number of his own players.“One hundred per cent. He is our boss, we have to be with him and we are fighting,” said Valencia, when asked if he still backs Mourinho, on Goal.The Ecuadorian full-back himself denied rumours of a falling out between himself and Mourinho.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“No, I have never had any problem with anyone, thank God,” Valencia said. “The decision [about the captaincy] is for the coach to make, now we need to see the positives.“We played an important game and got a point, now we have a game against Newcastle and we need to fight.”He added: “What I can say from the inside is that the lads are calm, working every day with a good attitude. We haven’t got good results and that’s why rumours arise.”United drop to second place in Group H with four points and they will next host leaders Juventus at Old Trafford on October 23 in the Champions League.last_img read more

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Razer heads to the dark side with new Star Wars accessories for

first_img Razer’s mid-2019 Blade gaming laptops glide along the cutting edge Razer makes its Blade Pro gaming laptop future-ready Tags 1:34 Now playing: Watch this: Peripherals Star Wars Razercenter_img 0 Razer’s new Stormtrooper accessories.  Razer Need a little more of the evil Empire in your life? Razer’s got you. On the eve of Star Wars Day, the gaming hardware company is rolling out a new line of black and white Stormtrooper-inspired peripherals, including customized versions of the BlackWidow Lite mechanical keyboard, the Atheris wireless mouse and the Goliathus Extended gaming mouse mat. All the accessories prominently feature the Stormtroopers, making it a perfect fit for those aspiring to work at a future version of the Death Star. “Star Wars is a cultural phenomenon with a rich history not only in cinema, but also in gaming,” Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said in a statement. “We are excited to join forces with Lucasfilm to create this special collection for our biggest fans and to bring the design of the saga’s most iconic characters to gaming peripherals.”The sleek color scheme, however, will cost you a little more. The Star Wars Atheris mouse is $60 (regular version is $50) while the Stormtrooper BlackWidow Lite is $100 (regular version is $90). razer-stormtrooper-2019-studio-shot-5Razer’s Stormtrooper accessories.  Razer At $35 the Goliathus Extended gaming mouse is $5 cheaper than the Chroma version, though it does lose the Chroma’s adjustable hues. Each accessory is available Friday. Razer is just the latest company to get in on the Star Wars action, with deals aplenty for fans hoping to save big on gear this year before Episode IX hits theaters this December. Here’s hoping that next year’s Razer-Star Wars crossover features a lightsaber-powered toaster.  23 Photos Post a comment Share your voicelast_img read more

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Traffic signal glitch harries motorists

first_imgChintal: The traffic signal at IDPL Colony, Chintal has been not functioning for the past one week. Due to which commuters are facing difficulty to travel from this road.R Viswanath, a commuter said, “The traffic lights are not working here and no one is there to monitor the situation. This has become a very common sight over here and the situation is becoming worst day by day.” He also said that the department concerned should take initiative to repair the traffic signal so that the traffic flow can be under control.last_img read more

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Markets cautious ahead of RBIs monetary policy meeting outcome

first_imgThe Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai in this file photo on November 9, 2016.IANSStock markets lost early gains and were trading in the red on Wednesday at around 11.10 am ahead of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) third bi-monthly monetary policy statement. The BSE Sensex was down 15 points to 32,560. Most of the bank stocks were trading with losses, barring Punjab National Bank that was up almost 1 percent at Rs 159.The RBI’s monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting ends amid retail inflation hitting a new low of 1.54 percent for June, raising expectations of a cut in the key interest rate (repo rate) by a minimum 25 basis points with some hoping for 50 basis point cut. Currently, the repo rate is 6.25 percent.  Also read: Interest rate cut on savings deposits augurs well for banks, say Nomura analystsThe meeting also comes in the backdrop of a cut in savings deposits by State Bank of India from 4 to 3.5 percent in the wake of rising deposits following demonetisation. The situation is an outcome of a dilemma faced by banks, according to an analyst.”Deposit growth had surged in wake of demonetisation given the sharp jump in liquidity. This surplus liquidity had seen banks lower their lending rates earlier this year. With remonetisation on track in recent months, deposits have been flowing out thereby raising the incremental funding costs. Hence, to protect margins – which are already under pressure due to rising bad loans, higher due diligence – banks likely mulled over higher lending rates or lower deposit rates – they went with the latter,” Radhika Rao, an economist at DBS Bank, said in a note on Wednesday.It should also be seen as an indicator of expectations of consistent fall in inflation that could lead to a fall in lending rates in the near future. Falling interest rates on fixed deposits along with savings deposits could push investors towards equities and mutual funds in search of better returns.Stocks bucking the downward trend included Hero Motocorp, NTPC and Lupin.last_img read more

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Xray blood test exercise recommended for Khaleda

first_imgKhaleda Zia. File PhotoThe government-formed medical team for jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia has recommended X-ray, blood test and exercise as the team sent its report to the jail authorities on Tuesday.Earlier on Sunday, the medical team visited Khaleda in jail and examined her health.Talking to reporters the next day, Monday, the head of the medical team M Shamsuzzaman, also the head of the orthopaedics department at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Khaleda is sick but her ailment is not serious.He had said the medical team talked to Khaleda. “She feels pain in neck, left arm and legs. Her arm has a feel like swooning. Additional drugs have been prescribed. Besides, she has been asked to do physical exercise regularly. The fact is: She is ill, but not serious,” Shamsuzzaman had told reporters on Monday.But Khaleda told the authorities that she would not take treatment from them. She rather demanded a team of personal doctors for her treatment, according to the officials concerned.    Talking to reporters at his secretariat office on Tuesday after a meeting, home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia will be treated as per the recommendations of the medical team.“Necessary measures would be taken as per the recommendations made by the medical team over Khaleda Zia’s treatment.”On 8 February last, a special court sentenced Khaleda to five years’ rigorous imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case and sent her to jail.When a smokescreen over the illness of the opposition leader is brewing up in the political arena with a rumour going around that her arch-rival Bangladesh Awami League (AL)-led government might send Khaleda abroad in the name of her treatment, ahead of the general elections, the government formed medical team Sunday, to assess the BNP chairperson’s health.Read more:Khaleda refuses to take treatment from govt doctors Medical team examines Khaleda’s health conditionlast_img read more

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Vimeo Becomes Latest Service to Remove Infowars Accounts

first_img Popular on Variety IAC-owned video hosting service Vimeo removed two accounts belonging to Infowars.com for violating its terms of service over the weekend. This latest removal means that Infowars and its founder Alex Jones have now been kicked off three video hosting services.The removal comes after Infowars had uploaded a number of videos this past Friday that had previously been removed from other sites and services. Infowars was also using Vimeo to stream its live programming. Business Insider was first to report the removal.Alex Jones and Infowars have been on the defensive ever since Apple removed the show from its podcast directory a little over a week ago. Facebook and YouTube followed suit soon after, deleting channels and pages associated with the site. Spotify, Stitcher and others also removed the site’s podcasts from their services. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img Infowars is known to peddle in untrue conspiracy theories, with Jones among other things repeatedly telling his audience that the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting was staged.The only major service that hasn’t taken any steps against Infowars yet is Twitter, with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey arguing last week that Jones hadn’t violated any of his company’s rules. Twitter went on to ban the accounts of the far right group Proud Boys and its founder Gavin McInnes at the end of last week.last_img read more

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8 Fourth of July Electronics Tech Deals You Wont Find In Stores

first_img Entrepreneur has affiliate partnership with TechBargains so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.Fourth of July sales are typically discounts on clothing or appliances but if you want electronics you should first look online.  The team at TechBargains has hand picked the best electronic deals you can get this July 4th weekend to save money and most impotantly time. So shop from the comfort of your home and avoid the ridiculous crowds and lines. These prices are the best online and we doubt you will find it cheaper elsewhere.50″ Samsung 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV + $125 Dell Gift Card only $449.99 (Orig $600+)If you wanted a big screen TV for a conference room or a communal area and didn’t want to overspend consider this 50″ Samsung. It gets very strong reviews so you won’t have to settle for less and buy a generic brand with medicore picture quality. Dell is offering this at the same low price of $450 as other stores but with a 4th of July bonus $125 Dell gift card. You can use it to spend on any of your IT: monitors, printers, office electronics and of course laptops and desktops. You are effectively getting this for only $325 which is a ridiculous deal. Don’t miss out because this is sure to sell out.If 50″ is too big and you need something smaller, try this 32″ 1080 Samsung TV with a $100 Dell gift card for only $200.Nest 3rd Generation Smart Thermostat for $199.99 (Orig $250)This is one smart device that makes sense to own and will save you money on your heating and cooling. This newest generation Nest has an auto-schedule that learns your patterns and programs itself so that you don’t spend money heating or cooling when you aren’t even there. It is easy to install and adds a modern touch to any room. Best of all you can control this from your smartphone and start up your system before your arrive. Or if you have home automation this will play niecly with all major controllers. Dell Inspiron 3650 Intel i7 Quad-Core Desktop with 16GB RAM only $579 (Orig $1102.99)Use code DELLDT579 to drop the price down to $579. This is a fantastic deal for a workstation desktop for a home or office. It is 40% smaller than the previous generation and and will be future proof for years. It uses a blazing fast top of the line i7 quad-core processor for power, 16GB of RAM for tons of multi-tasking and open windows, and even includes Windows 7 Pro and a free license to Windows 10 Pro if you wanted to upgrade (which is great for most IT environments). It even has a video card so you can drive multiple monitors. This really is one of your best options for performance and value and you won’t find anything better at this price point.Kmashi 15,000mAh Portable USB Battery for $12.50 (Orig 50)Use Code: ZWUTH7CQ to drop the price down to $12.50. If you are frequently travelling or in the field then this portable battery will be worth every penny. This has a large capacity battery capable of charging an iPhone 6 Plus two or three times and will do so just as fast as if you plugged it into a wall socket. At only $12 and with strong Amazon reviews behind it there’s not much risk and only upside as these are extremely useful and also make great presents.New Kindle Paperwhite 6″ eReader + Bonus Leather Case & Charger for $129.98 (Orig $179.97)Use code: 9ZHMJMIP to drop the price to $129.98. If you were looking to get the newest Kindle Paperwhite with a sharper display then this is the deal for you. For only $8 more than the price of a Paperwhite alone you get about $60 in extras with your choice of color premium leather Kindle case ($40 value) and power charger ($20 value). For the avid reader this Paperwhite is perfect with its sharp 300ppi display, built-in backlight for reading in the dark or dimly lit planes, and anti-glare display makes it easy to read on a beach.$1 per week for Wall Street Journal Print & Digital AccessReading the Wall Street Journal can help you keep up to date with the latest insights into business, the economy, and global trends. They currently offering an introductory 12-week subscription which includes both a print subscription and online access for only $12 for 12 weeks. A monthly subscription goes for $30/month so $4 a month is a steal. Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair (Certified Pre-Owned w/ Warranty) for $459 (Orig $799.99)Use code SLICK40 to drop the price down to $459. Get this certified pre-owned Aeron chair from a certified Herman Miller reseller. If you spend a lot of time at a desk you have to have one of these as your back and body will thank you for it years down the road. It will help you alleviate neck and back pain when you are sitting in a chair for hours over the course of years. Better yet, you get this at a significant discount compared to new and it comes with a 12-year warranty as well.Nekteck Shiatsu Deep Kneading Massage Pillow with Heat $29.99 (Orig $90)Use code RBRQ2W5N to drop the price down to $29.99. After a long day nothing beats a good neck massage after a long day of calls and meetings. You can control the speed, intensity and even the direction of the massage. For sore muscle you can also apply heat. If you can’t leave your desk or if you are stuck in the car treat yourself to a massage. For only $30 these can save you a ton inbetween getting a real massage and make fantastic presents.Top Credit Cards for a Small BusinessIf you are trying to spend wisely it’s great to make sure you are using a card that maximizes the rewards for all your spending, including cashback, extra sign-up bonuses, or even compatibility to make your expense reports easier. Offers.com has put together the top small business credit cards which will not only make sure you are getting something back for using a credit card but comes with excellent perks.Disclosure: This is brought to you by the Entrepreneur Partner Studio. Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, we may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 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Restoring Forests Worldwide Could Capture Two Thirds Of HumanMade Carbon Emissions Fight

first_img DEAL OF THE DAY ReforestationUpon mapping the global potential tree coverage, researchers concluded that the planet could support 4.4 billion hectares of continuous tree cover under the current conditions. So far, there are 2.8 billion hectares of forests, and of the lacking 1.6 billion hectares there are 0.9 billion hectares that are not being used by humans. This is a size comparable to the United States that can potentially be covered climate change-mitigating trees.Once these forests are mature, they can store up to 205 billion tons of carbon. That is about two thirds of the 300 billion tons of carbon that humans have released since the Industrial Revolution.Of the nations, Russia, the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and China show the greatest potential for major reforestation.Global Tree CoverAccording to the authors, many climate models are wrong to say that climate change will increase global tree cover. While it may increase trees in northern boreal forests such as in Siberia, this will be outweighed by the losses in tropical forests.“Our study shows clearly that reforestation is the best climate change solution available today. But we must act quickly, as forests take decades to mature and achieve their full potential as a source of natural carbon storage,” said Prof. Thomas Crowther, coauthor of the study.The study is published in Science. TAG Climate change, Planting Trees, Carbon Emissions Close The effects of climate change continue to threaten communities worldwide even with nations’ efforts to mitigate them. According to a study, there is something we can still do to reduce human-caused carbon emissions, and it is the most effective method we can do to fight the climate crisis.Climate CrisisThe latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recommended adding 1 billion hectares of forests to reduce the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050. However, experts surmise that if current trends continue, the 1.5-degree global temperature rise will occur as early as 2030.While planting 1 billion hectares worth of trees seems like a simplified solution to the climate crisis, experts still consider forests to be the biggest allies against climate change. In fact, in a new study, researchers found that adding nearly 1 billion hectares of forest could significantly reduce the carbon emissions humans have been adding to the atmosphere since the 1800s. Ads by Amazon All ENDS IN Bestseller AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Search Ads by Amazon ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.last_img read more

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Mississippi court rules lesbian mother has rights to nonbiological child

first_imgThey finally found for Christina and remanded her appeal back to trial court.Christina called the decision a ‘great day’.‘It is a relief that my status as a parent in my son’s life can never be questioned or stripped away,’ she said.Lambda Legal Counsel Beth Littrell praised the decision: ‘Today’s ruling is confirmation for thousands of married couples in Mississippi who know that the love, care, and responsibility that comes with being a mom or dad goes far beyond the blood relationship of an anonymous sperm donor.‘The Court recognized that marriage equality as the law of the land in Mississippi. No matter the gender of your spouse, all married couples and their children now receive the same respect for their parent-child relationships when they bring children into their families through reproductive technology.’The decision fell back on the 2015 Obergefell decision, which legalized marriage equality. It affirmed that same-sex couples and straight couples have the same rights under the law.Read the decision in its entirety.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) This is a big victory for same-sex parents | Photo: Unsplash/Guillaume de Germain Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/mississippi-lesbian-mother-rights-non-biological-child/ The decision gives same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual parents.Christina and Kimberly Strickland had a child together, Zayden, when they married. Kimberly carried Zayden via assisted reproduction technology.The couple separated in 2013 and finalized their divorce in 2015. Last year, Judge John Grant denied Christina’s request to be listed as Zayden’s legal parent due to the lack of biological ties, despite Christina helping raise their son since birth.Neither Christina nor Kimberly made any effort to terminate the sperm donor’s rights.Christina appealed the judge’s decision to the Mississippi Supreme Court.Recognizing marriage equalityJustice David M. Ishee wrote for the state’s Supreme Court: ‘Under Mississippi law, an anonymous sperm donor does not possess any parental right … As for Christina’s parental rights…we reverse the chancery court finding that Christina acted in loco parentis, but was not an equal parent with parental rights to Z.S.’center_img GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled last week that Christina Strickland, a lesbian mother, has parental rights to her non-biological child.last_img read more

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