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first_imgNew Delhi: Dec 27, 2017 (PTI) EDITORS: Photos with Captions released today. To view thumbnails of these Photographs, visit PTI website at..http.// NATIONAL New Delhi: Parliament Winter Session (A) Shimla: Swearing-in ceremony in Shimla (B+A) Kolkata: Flights delayed due to fog in Kolkata (A) Sagar Island: Sagar Island (A+B) INTERNATIONAL New York : Manuel Burga waves to reporters as he leaves federal court (B) Bern : Bantam weight fight at the Boxing Day meeting in Bern (A) Erie : Storm brought 34 inches on Christmas Day (A+B) Moscow : An informal meeting of the CIS (B) Salt Lake City :Guatemalan woman facing deportation spent Christmas night at Salt Lake Citys airport (B+A) Auburn : Fire at the Heritage Building in Auburn (A) SPORTS London : English Premier League soccer match (A) Melbourne : Ashes cricket test match in Melbourne (A+B) Buffalo : IIHF World Junior Championship (A) PTI PHOTO GCS OSSlast_img read more

Renesas develops 28 nm MCU with virtualization-assisted functions

first_img Continue Reading Previous AAEON: AI enabled PICO-ITX SBC offers power and flexibility that fitsNext TDK: fully integrated embedded motor controller with extended memory for automotive Renesas Electronics announced the development and successful operation verification of an automotive test chip as a technological stepping stone toward the realization of next-generation automotive-control flash MCUs employing a 28 nm low-power process.The microcontroller features four 600MHz CPUs with a lock-step mechanism and a large 16 MB flash memory capacity, as well as virtualization-assisted functions enabling MCU virtualization: This technology allows multiple software components to run on a single MCU without interfering with each other, thereby satisfying the requirements of ASIL D, the highest automotive safety integrity level specified under the ISO 26262 functional safety standard for road vehicles. Enhanced built-in self-test (BIST) functionality for MCU self-diagnostic fault-detection are necessary to implement ASIL D, thanks to a newly developed standby-resume BIST (SR-BIST) function that is executed during the standby-resume period. The MCU also features enhanced networking functionality, including Gigabit Ethernet interface for high-speed transfer of sensor information.Renesas will present the test results in the session, “A 28nm 600MHz Automotive Flash Microcontroller with Virtualization-Assisted Processor for Next-Generation Automotive Architecture Complying with ISO26262 ASIL D,” on February 18 at International Solid-State Circuits Conference 2019.Based on the technologies verified in the test chip, Renesas plans to aggressively develop new 28 nm flash MCUs and continue its commitment to enabling a new generation of eco-friendly and autonomous driving cars and helping to realize a safer and more secure driving experience.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

World Cup fever still raging in Rohingya refugee camps

first_img\R Kutupalong (Bangladesh), Jul 20 (AFP) The World Cup may be over but passion for the game burns bright in the world’s largest refugee camp, where Brazil and Argentina flags still flutter alongside the red and green of Bangladesh, which hosts nearly a million Rohingya Muslims forced out of Myanmar. For many young refugees in Bangladesh’s southeast this World Cup was their first, and the excitement of last Sunday’s final shows no sign of abating any time soon. Rohingya boys paraded a miniature replica of the World Cup through the dirt alleyways of the refugee camp, the smallest football fans staring dewy-eyed at the modest golden trophy as if it were the real thing. “My favourite was Argentina. I watched the final. It was between Croatia and France, and France won,” said six-year-old Mohammad Reza, proudly sporting the blue-and-white jersey of firm local favourite Lionel Messi. One of the youngest boys jostling for a glimpse of the miniature cup in its small glass case was five-year-old Nurul Afsar in his Brazil top. “My favourite player is Neymar,” he said shyly, clutching a rubber football. Many fans crowded around one television to watch the final, said 18-year-old Nurul Abser, pointing to a tarpaulin shack just beyond a dirt clearing where football fans had congregated for an afternoon’s play. Dozens of barefoot boys played under threatening monsoon clouds, dodging muddy potholes to shoot at a goal demarcated with twigs. An errant strike sent a ball soaring into the huts surrounding the pitch, as a referee blew his whistle at older players contesting the main match.advertisement Apart from the odd Spanish flag or top European club jersey, football loyalties in the remote but overcrowded Kutupalong camp are mainly divided — fiercely — between Brazil and Argentina, mirroring a somewhat peculiar obsession among football fans across Bangladesh. The South American rivalry has been traced back to broadcasts of the 1986 World Cup, when Diego Maradona’s brilliance helped Argentina win the trophy — and legions of fans in Bangladesh, where Brazilian legend Pele was already a household name. Among the many boys of all ages giving their name as Neymar, one stood out: with his hair bleached in the superstar’s signature style, Jahangir Alam bore the closest resemblance to the Brazilian striker, at least in this corner of the camp. “I like Neymar a lot. That’s why I got this hairstyle like him. I enjoyed the tournament,” the 17-year-old said, juggling a football in his Brazil jersey. (AFP) ATKATKlast_img read more

Throwback: This is the answer that won Manushi Chhillar Miss World 2017 crown

first_imgWinner of the Miss World 2017 pageant, Manushi Chhillar has a smile that can light up your day.The 21-year-old diva time and again proven that she is the perfect combination of beauty with brains.Hailing from Haryana, Manushi has always been a proud mascot of her Indian values and traditions. Be it her fashion choices, her public appearances, or even instances of media engagement, Manushi has displayed a strong sense of self and an unwavering conviction in her roots.Taking inspiration from her latest picture on Instagram, where she is seen sporting the winning crown that made her a household name overnight, we decided to revisit her answer that made her win the Miss World 2017 crown.Manushi, during the ‘Question and Answer’ round in the Miss World 2017 pageant was asked, “Which profession should receive the highest salary in the world?.”Responding to the same, Chhillar answered, “A mother’s profession should receive the highest salary and respect in the world.”Furthermore, Manushi went ahead and spoke about her relationship with her mother. She said, “I have always been extremely close to my mother and she is the biggest inspiration in my life.”Manushi’s response garnered her widespread recognition and ultimately made her win the crown for Miss World 2017.ALSO SEE: Manushi Chhillar looks fresh as a daisy in white anarkaliALSO WATCH: Archaeologists discover 4,400-year-old tomb in Egyptlast_img read more

Winks and Maguire get England debuts

first_imgEngland Winks and Maguire handed England debuts against Lithuania Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 23:15 10/8/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) harry winks - cropped Getty Images England Lithuania v England Lithuania WC Qualification Europe Gareth Southgate has made seven changes to the country’s line-up for their final qualifying match, including two debutants Harry Winks and Harry Maguire will make their England debuts from the start in Sunday’s World Cup qualifier against Lithuania.With their place at the finals in Russia next year guaranteed thanks to Thursday’s 1-0 win over Slovenia, boss Gareth Southgate has made seven changes for the clash in Vilnius.England -1 4/6 v Lithuania  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Winks, who was called up to the squad for the first time following injuries to Fabian Delph and Phil Jones, will start in midfield alongside Jordan Henderson.Leicester City centre-back Maguire lines up with John Stones and Michael Keane in what is expected to be a back three, with Kieran Trippier and West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell at wing-back.Here’s how the #ThreeLions will line up tonight!— England (@England) October 8, 2017Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli are in attack in support of Harry Kane, who has again been named captain.last_img read more

Morgan, Press fire USWNT past England, into World Cup final

first_imgSteph Houghton missed a controversial late penalty as holders the United States beat England 2-1 to reach a third successive Women’s World Cup final, despite missing inspirational co-captain Megan Rapinoe.The Lionesses had the opportunity to at least force extra-time with an 84th-minute spot-kick, but Houghton’s poor effort was saved and Millie Bright saw red late on as USA held on to ensure their title defence goes to the final stage.Rapinoe’s absence, said to be due to a hamstring issue, provided a pre-match shock, but Christen Press made a swift impact as her replacement when heading in the opener, before Ellen White’s equaliser was cancelled out by Morgan nodding in just past the half-hour mark on her birthday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare England produced a good response in the second half and White had a second goal ruled out for straying marginally offside, before Alyssa Naeher easily saved Houghton’s penalty and a frustrated Bright earned a second booking, providing a disappointing end for Phil Neville’s side.4 – England have taken more penalties (4) and missed more penalties (3) than any other side at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Pressure. #FIFAWWC #Lionesses — OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 2, 2019 A breathless start resulted in USA opening the scoring early, with Press meeting Kelley O’Hara’s deep cross with a fine header into the top-left corner.But England – who had looked overwhelmed – levelled nine minutes later, White expertly guiding Beth Mead’s left-wing cross into the top-right corner with a first-time effort.Morgan ensured USA went into the break ahead, however, racing on to Lindsey Horan’s lofted pass and glancing a header beyond Carly Telford, before appearing to mock England in her celebration, as she pretended to sip from a cup of tea.The Lionesses improved after the break and thought they had the equaliser 23 minutes from time as White converted after Jill Scott’s gorgeous flicked pass, but a VAR review deemed the striker to have been just offside.Another VAR referral nine minutes from time gave England a penalty after Becky Sauerbrunn was deemed to have fouled White with the goal at her mercy, but Houghton’s feeble effort, taken a full three minutes later, was easily saved.Bright then showed her annoyance with a strong tackle on Morgan that earned her a second yellow card, and USA subsequently finished the job. KEY OPTA FACTS- USA have won their past 11 matches at the Women’s World Cup, the best winning streak in the tournament’s history.- USA are the first side in Women’s World Cup history to reach the final in three successive editions, making their record fifth appearance in total.- England have taken (four) and missed (three) more penalties than any other side at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.- White is the first English player in history to score in five consecutive World Cup appearances.- White has scored six goals at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. No English player has scored more goals than her in a single World Cup tournament (Harry Kane – six in 2018 and Gary Lineker – six in 1986).  read morelast_img read more

Port of Hamburg’s Seaborne Cargo Volumes Flat

first_imgzoom Germany’s Port of Hamburg handled 35.6 million tons of various seaborne cargo in the first quarter of 2015, up 0.1 percent compared to the same period in 2014.Container throughput for the first three months of the year at 2.3 million TEUs was 2.3 percent lower compared to the same period a year earlier. The port attributes the decrease to a fall in container traffic with Russia. The port officials expect the container volumes to increase once sanctions imposed on Russia are lifted.The port handled 11.7 million tons of bulk cargo in the first quarter of 2015, a 12.3 percent increase year-on-year. Throughput of bulk cargoes was up in all the three segments, for suction cargoes by 19.4 percent at 2.7 million tons, grab cargoes by 17.2 percent at 5.5 million tons and liquid cargoes by 1.3 percent at 3.5 million tons.The trend was especially notable on coal imports that at 1.8 million tons increased by 64.1 percent. On the export side, the main contribution came from wheat, where the volumes handled rose by 44 percent to 1.62 million tons.”We can be satisfied overall with the first-quarter trend in seaborne cargo throughput. Even if a slight 4.9 percent downturn in general cargo throughput at 23.9 million tons slightly dampens our satisfaction, this remains the best-ever first quarter in the port’s history,” said Port of Hamburg Marketing’s Executive Board Member Axel Mattern.last_img read more

UN officials warn of malnutrition threat as Gaza border crossings continue

29 January 2008Every border crossing into the Gaza Strip from Israel remains closed, except for the import of fuel supplies, United Nations officials said today, warning that Palestinians face the rising threat of malnutrition if the current lockdown continues. Only 32 truckloads of goods have entered Gaza since 18 January, when the comprehensive Israeli closures were imposed, the Office of the UN Special Coordinator (UNSCO) reported. This compares to a daily average of 250 truckloads before June last year. UNSCO said a backlog of 224 trucks, belonging to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Food Programme (WFP), has now accumulated. WFP distribution programmes in some areas of Gaza – home to an estimated 1.4 million Palestinians – have already run out of sugar and salt, and UNSCO said the threat of malnutrition is increasing. Stressing that UN operations must continue, UNSCO officials note that the influx of goods across the border from Egypt into Gaza is only temporary. They add that the situation is being further complicated because the UN’s Palestinian staff that have permits to exit Gaza are currently not allowed to do so. WHO is also concerned that Gaza’s fuel distributors are on strike in response to the Israeli border restrictions, which means the territory’s health care facilities are not getting the fuel they need. A team of UN staff is planning to meet with representatives of the Distributors Union tomorrow to encourage them to allow the fuel to flow. Meanwhile, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports that some water wells are functioning again after being reconnected to electricity and functioning generators. But 40 per cent of Gazans still have limited access to safe water. Israel has said its restrictions on border crossings and imports of goods aim to force an end to the daily rocket and mortar attacks launched against Israeli residential areas by militants in Gaza. read more

UN lauds sporting values of teamwork and tolerance at US Open tennis

Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Shashi Tharoor said the world of sport can play a key role in achieving sustainable development and other global goals.Mr. Tharoor said leading sportsmen and sportswomen have strongly supported the UN’s efforts to reduce poverty, help children and fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS.”By its very nature, sport is about participation and inclusion. It is a way of bringing individuals and communities together, as players and audience, showcasing what we have in common and bridging differences,” he said in a speech at the draw ceremony.”Like you in the world of sports, the UN upholds the principles of tolerance, cooperation, understanding and respect.”This year’s theme of the International Day of Peace, which the UN observes on 21 September, is “Peace through sport,” and 2005 has been designated the International Year for Sport and Physical Education.This was the second consecutive year that the draw ceremony for the US Open, one of four Grand Slam tournaments in tennis, was held at UN Headquarters – the inspiration for the venue came from Vijay Amritraj, a former top tennis player from India and, since 2000, a UN Messenger for Peace.Mr. Amritraj told the UN News Centre that sport, along with music, is among the most effective methods of communicating across cultural, national, ethnic or religious divides.“If you’re competing at the highest level, it doesn’t matter where you’re from, or what your background, religion or nationality is. It just matters how good you are,” he said.“And if you’re an average person playing sport, well then it’s the best way to communicate with people…anywhere in the world, if you go to a public park somewhere, you can be invited to play – and the next thing you’re having dinner with these people. It’s a wonderful way to make friends.”Wearing national dress, UN tour guides from Bangladesh, China, Colombia, the Republic of Korea, Syria and Zimbabwe helped US Open officials conduct the draws to determine the singles match-ups at this year’s tournament, which starts on Monday.Mr. Tharoor was the first person to reach into the trophies and select a chip with number corresponding to one of the US Open players. He chose Russia’s Anastasia Myskina, the French Open singles champion and one of the leading contenders in the women’s singles. read more

Thad Matta Still too early to pick out Buckeye leaders

Thad Matta (center) instructs his team during a timeout of a game against North Dakota State Dec. 14 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 79-62.Credit: Lantern file photoThad Matta has had rosters led by standout freshmen and teams led by hardened veterans. This season, he’ll have a mix of both.The Ohio State men’s basketball coach is entering his 11th season at the helm in Columbus as the team boasts a roster of four true freshmen, one redshirt-freshman and six seniors.Matta sat down with The Lantern on Wednesday and discussed the task of melding together a team with a strong freshman class and experienced veterans on the same roster.‘Still early to tell’ who leaders will beA year ago, Matta knew exactly who the leaders of his team would be. Then-senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had been key contributors and leaders on the team for multiple seasons and were handpicked go-to guys off the court.This season, the Buckeyes’ roster still boasts seniors who have been contributors — guard Shannon Scott and forward Sam Thompson, for example — but Matta said it’s still too early to say exactly who will step into leadership roles this season.“Just in terms of how the season works and once you get into practice and you hit the tough days, you’re going through a stretch where it’s the fourth practice in four days, you’ve been going hard, at what point, what guy steps forward and says ‘Hey, this is what we’ve got to do, this is how we’ve got to do it’?” Matta said.But the former Xavier University coach said he still has an idea of who exactly could step up this season.“With that said, I think that Shannon and Sam have been guys that have played huge roles in this program,” Matta said. “I would expect all of our seniors to be — in terms of leadership — supplying some (leadership), but obviously we have to grow that as the season continues.”Outside of Scott and Thompson, the other four seniors on the OSU roster include two centers, a transfer playing his first and only season for the Buckeyes and a walk on who Matta said “may come back another year.”Forward Anthony Lee transferred to OSU from Temple during the offseason, but will be eligible to play right away because he has already graduated college. Fellow forward Jake Lorbach is a walk on who has never made an impact for the Buckeyes, and would not be expected to step into a leadership role.The two centers — Amir Williams and Trey McDonald — are set to battle it out for playing time, but Matta said both could still find their ways into leadership roles on the team.“Trey’s personality lends him to be a leader,” Matta said. “I think from Amir, I’m hoping he’ll come to the forefront in terms of saying, ‘Hey, I’ve got to do my part, I’ve got to help these guys and get them to understand how we do things here.’”Thompson and Scott have the most experience for the Buckeyes, having played in 111 and 108 games, respectively, while Williams has donned a scarlet and gray uniform 101 times.Freshmen “have the potential”Even with veterans leading the way on the floor, Matta said his freshmen have a chance to step into roles as leaders.He added most freshmen “lead by example,” and singled out guard D’Angelo Russell and forward Jae’Sean Tate as players setting the standard within their class.“(Russell) likes to take command of his group and get guys where they need to be,” he said. “I think that’s just his winning mentality. I think a guy like Jae’Sean Tate is a guy who’s going to play so hard, he has so much energy, that you hope that permeates throughout the team in terms of, ‘Boy, he’s so productive.’”Apart from Russell and Tate, the freshman class consists of center David Bell, forward Keita Bates-Diop and redshirt-freshman guard Kam Williams.Matta singled out Bates-Diop as a player he hopes could step into a leadership role, but has room for improvement.“He understands leadership. We just need him to be a little more vocal at times,” Matta said.While he said he has some ideas of their leadership qualities, Matta said he goes into seasons without too many specific expectations for his freshman classes. He said he wants to take time to watch this year’s class before making judgments about their on-the-court status.“I go into it with a very broad vision of what I think they’re going to be,” he said. “I want to see their play over the course of time.”Matta said one of the keys will be to watch how the young players respond to both success and adversity in practice.“A guy has a great practice, does he back it up with a really good practice?” he said. “Guy has a bad practice, does he have the toughness to bounce back and have a really good outing the next day?”Even though he’s still in the evaluation process, Matta said each new player on the team has done something to make him take notice.“All the new guys have done things that have caught my eye in terms of what they’re going to be able to bring to this basketball team,” he said. “Now getting it consistently is going to be the key for any freshman.”The Buckeyes’ season is set to begin Nov. 14 when they host the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at the Schottenstein Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Sage Gardner a steady calm influence for Ohio State mens soccer

Senior defender Sage Gardner (5) heads the ball during a match against Northwestern Oct. 20 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The teams tied, 0-0.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorOhio State captain, Columbus Crew Soccer Academy captain, Worthington Kilbourne captain. Each experience for Sage Gardner has helped him progress as the leader he is today.Gardner, a senior defender for the men’s soccer team, has been a captain for the last two seasons. He said learning by example is what taught him the most.“Freshman year coming in I saw (former Buckeyes) Matt Gold, Konrad (Warzycha), and (Sam) Scales lead a successful team that went to the sweet sixteen,” Gardner said.Gardner attributed much of his growing up to the fact that he was one of three team captains last season. His ability to watch and learn helped developed his leadership.“Last year I got a learning experience being a tri-captain with two other seniors (Chris Gomez and Austin McAnena),” Gardner said. “I got to lead by example but it wasn’t necessarily my captaincy. I got to learn with the other two captains and it just evolved from there. Each year, I’ve progressed as a leader.”Gardner’s definition of leadership is geared toward inspiring his fellow teammates to achieve success.“I strive to come here and really gear myself towards the next level. Even if that doesn’t happen, I think that helps portray that I’m serious, but I also have fun while playing,” Gardner said. “Just showing a lot of confidence and passion, that’ll trickle down to everybody else.”Coach John Bluem noted Gardner has the qualities to be a good leader and has done well at it.“There is nobody on the team that works harder at his game, tries to get better every day and is consistent in his performance,” Bluem said. “Those traits and qualities are good in a leader.”Gardner was a four year letter winner in high school at Worthington Kilbourne, as well as captain his senior season. He also was captain of his U-18, U-19 and U-20 teams for the Columbus Crew Soccer Academy. He led his academy teams to the playoffs each year and to back to back national championships in his U-19 and U-20 seasons.Gardner said there is no difference between each level’s captaincy and the job does not change.“I would say it’s pretty much the same, same responsibilities,” Gardner said. “I’d say this (season) is a little different because it’s a more adverse situation in terms of our record (2-6-5, 0-2-2).”Bluem said he has noticed Gardner’s progression as a leader.“A year ago, he was a leader on the team, but only through his work,” Bluem said. “He’s been a very steady, calm influence on the team this year. He leads by example certainly more than anything else.”Redshirt-senior defender Ben Killian attributes Gardner’s leadership skills to his passion, ability to care for individuals and his communication.“His passion for the game shows he is always trying to get better,” Killian said. “He cares about each individual on the team – I think that’s huge. It’s easy to over look younger guys on the team, and he does a really good job of talking with them and communicating.”Killian said Gardner’s leadership carries off the field as well.“He communicates with everyone. He talks with you not just about soccer,” Killian said. “If you have any issues, he’s easy to approach and he’ll give you some good advice.”Gardner has started all 71 games of his Ohio State career. In his collegiate career, he has tallied three goals and two assists. He has also been a part of 22 shutouts thus far.One word came to mind when Bluem and Killian spoke about Gardner’s soccer abilities: “consistency.”“He plays hard every single game, trains hard every single practice and he is an intelligent player,” Bluem said.Killian agreed.“It is hard to be consistent at this level, especially since he’s been starting since he was a freshman,” Killian said.Gardner is a finance major, but hopes to continue his soccer career into major league play.OSU has four regular season games remaining until the Big Ten tournament begins in Columbus. The Buckeyes are slated to play Oakland Wednesday at 7 p.m. read more

Out of 7000 UG students only 400 voted in UGSS Presidential

Registrar at the University of Guyana, Dr Nigel GravesandeAlthough the University of Guyana (UG) caters for more than 7000 students, it was announced at a recent installation ceremony, that only some 400 students would have participated in a democratic election process to select a new President for UG’s Students’ Society (UGSS).This is according to a Registrar of the University, Dr Nigel Gravesande who shared remarks during the brief ceremony convened at the University’s Turkeyen Campus.He said, “Student governance here at the University of Guyana generally goes unnoticed by the average UG student but your efforts are felt everywhere on our two campuses and four centers…having less than 400 students participating in a democratic process that involves in excess of 7000 students needs us to urge and work assiduously to do better next time”.Gravesande told this publication that the number of students who participated in the election process, happens to be about the same each year although the hopes the number of voters can be increased.“I wanted to see much greater involvement in the democratic process, its important and I hope that as the years go progress that we would have a larger turn out to select the representatives that will lead the governance structure of the students,” the Registrar added.He said he believes it is because the students try to stay focused that they choose not to participate in such events, although it does not take away their focus.Nevertheless the University had its new President of the student body sworn in.New UGSS President Devta RamroopElected to serve was Devta Ramroop of the Natural Sciences Faculty. Along with her, several other representatives were elected to serve in various capacities.Ramroop will be responsible for making representations on behalf of her fellow students at decision making meetings and at other forums.She was also elected to serve in the capacity of a faculty representative in Natural Sciences.She was warned by the past president of the UGSS that she will no longer have time for herself as it will go towards the development of the University, even as he congratulated her.While giving her remarks, the newly elected president expressed how happy she was to be appointed to the position, as a female.According to her, “In recent years women throughout the world have been tirelessly working towards breaking the glass ceiling. At nearly every decision-making firm in our country men have been the dominant voices, I mean nothing is wrong with that but today I stand on the strong shoulders of two females presidents before me…the 16-years drought is finally over”.Ramroop said she hopes her sincere service will embolden others to rise to take up the challenge as well. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedUG students complain of exorbitant graduation fees, threaten boycottJuly 16, 2016In “latest news”Over 3,000 new university students enrolled at Turkeyen CampusAugust 29, 2018In “latest news”US based family gifts land, property to UG towards bursary for Berbice studentsJanuary 20, 2018In “Business” read more

Poll Do you agree with the Vaticans stance on scattering ashes

first_img File photo By Órla Ryan Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Oct 26th 2016, 10:09 AM 198 Comments Share65 Tweet Email No (13087) 27,862 Views Image: Shutterstock/TunedIn by Westend61 THE VATICAN HAS urged Catholics not to scatter the ashes of the dead after cremation and instead to store them in places approved by the Church.The new guidelines also say that the ashes of the dead should not be kept at home, rather at a cemetery or other sacred place.Doing so reduces “the risk of shielding the dead from prayers for them and the memory of their family and the Christian community”, German cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, the prefect of the doctrinal watchdog, said yesterday.“We also avoid eventually forgetting (them) and the lack of respect which can happen, especially after the passing of the first generation.”We want to know: Do you agree with the Vatican’s views on ashes? Wednesday 26 Oct 2016, 10:09 AM Yes (2011) YesNoI’m not sureVoteContains reporting from © – AFP 2016 Poll Results: Poll: Do you agree with the Vatican’s stance on scattering ashes? The Catholic Church has said ashes should not be scattered or kept at home. I’m not sure (791) File photo Image: Shutterstock/TunedIn by Westend61last_img read more

Threat of a farright French presidency is real but France will not

first_img By AFP Image: Michel Euler Short URL 6,605 Views Threat of a far-right French presidency is real ‘but France will not give in’, says Hollande Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today. Francois Holllande Share12 Tweet Email center_img Francois Holllande Image: Michel Euler Mar 6th 2017, 12:16 PM Monday 6 Mar 2017, 12:16 PM FORMER FRENCH PRIME minister Alain Juppe ruled himself out today as an alternative to his rightwing party colleague Francois Fillon whose campaign has been thrown into chaos by a fake job scandal.Juppe, 71, was the most likely candidate to step in for Fillon and try to unite their deeply divided Republicans party only seven weeks from the start of the two-stage election.Polls suggest Juppe would be more popular with voters, but the centrist is considered too soft on immigration and other social issues for many of Fillon’s supporters and the right flank of the party.The current French leader, Francois Hollande, also warned in an interview with six European papers published today that the threat of a Le Pen presidency was real but that he would fight to prevent it happening.“The far right has not been so high (in the polls) for more than 30 years but France will not give in,” the president said.France “is aware that the vote on April 23 and May 7 will determine not only the fate of our country but also the future of the European project itself,” he added.Le Pen, 48, has vowed to ditch the euro as France’s currency if elected and hold a referendum on the country’s membership of the European Union.“Confused” conditions“I confirm for a final time that I will not be a candidate to be president of the republic,” Juppe said in a downbeat statement that criticised Fillon and the “confused” conditions for the election.His decision removes a major rival for Fillon, whose bid for the presidency remains on track despite mounting criticism within the party and falling poll numbers.The conservative 63-year-old was once a clear favourite to be France’s next leader but his campaign is mired in accusations he used public funds to pay his wife hundreds of thousands of euros for fake parliamentary jobs.“No one today can prevent me being a candidate,” he told France 2 late last night, adding that the accusations against him were “aimed at stopping me being a candidate.”The chaos in Fillon’s camp has made an already unpredictable election even harder to call.It appears to have benefited centrist pro-business candidate Emmanuel Macron in particular, as well as far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who are shown by polls as the top two candidates in the first round on April 23.Polls suggest that Macron, 39, would beat Le Pen in the decisive second round, but after the shock of Donald Trump’s rise in the United States and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, analysts caution against bold predictions. Alain Juppe Source: Bob EdmeCrisis meeting laterAhead of a crisis meeting of leaders from the Republicans party later today, former president Nicolas Sarkozy piled pressure on Fillon to meet Juppe and find a way out of the crisis.Sarkozy, who picked Fillon as his prime minister from 2007-12, urged him and Juppe to meet “to find a dignified and credible way out of this situation which cannot continue and which is creating serious problems for the French people.”A number of Sarkozy’s closest allies have called on Fillon to step aside.Juppe has consistently ruled himself out of contention.“Never under the fifth republic have we had an election in such confused conditions,” he said, stressing the dangers of Le Pen’s “anti-European fanaticism” and Macron’s “political immaturity.”Turning to his own party at the press conference in his hometown of Bordeaux, he commented “what a waste!” before chastising Fillon.Fillon’s defence founded on a “supposed plot” against him from the justice system and the media “had led him into a dead-end,” Juppe said.Fillon under fireFillon, a devout Catholic, beat Juppe in the Republicans’ primary in November, pulling off a surprise victory by campaigning as a “clean” candidate.“If the voters of the right and the centre wanted Alain Juppe, they would have voted for Alain Juppe,” he said on Sunday.But even his TV interview was not without controversy as he came under fire on social media for repeatedly stressing he was “not autistic” and could recognise the problems his campaign was suffering.He was the frontrunner in the presidential race until Le Canard Enchaine newspaper revealed in late January that he paid his wife Penelope and two of their children nearly 900,000 euros ($950,000) as his parliamentary assistants.- © AFP, 2017Read: Allegations that his wife earned €830,000 in a “fake job” could end a man’s bid for France’s presidency> 32 Comments Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

Exit polls indicate a Labor win in Australian elections 2019

first_imgBill Shorten  and Scott Morrison have cast their votes with millions of Australians across the country. Exit polls indicate a Labor win in the next federal government with the final Newspoll of the campaign placing Labor ahead with 51.5 per cent and the Coalition at 48.5 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. One exit poll has Labor ahead of the Coalition 52-46.If accurate, Labor would make a net gain of 12 seats, giving it 81 MPs in the 151-seat parliament in the country’s 46th Parliament. To win a majority, either side needs to reach 76 seats in the House of Representatives.READ MORE: Does the Greek vote still count in Australian Federal Elections?Morrison has only been in the government for nine months, but Shorten has promised to bring much-needed stability to the country.The former union leader has promised a range of reforms, including the government paying for cancer treatments and a reduction of tax breaks for landlords. Voters also seek stronger action on global warming. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Comportement animal quand les chiens imitent la gestuelle de leur maître

first_imgComportement animal : quand les chiens imitent la gestuelle de leur maîtreAutriche – Une étude expérimentale démontre pour la première fois une  tendance de la gent canine à copier les mouvements de l’homme, parfois même au détriment d’un comportement instinctif plus “logique”.Le Dr Friederike Range, spécialiste de biologie cognitive à l’université de Vienne, a procédé à une série de tests sur dix chiens, dressés à ouvrir une porte coulissante. Les cinq premiers devaient imiter pour ce faire la méthode de leur maître, utilisant la patte quand celui-ci avait utilisé sa main, et employant leur tête lorsque l’homme avait procédé ainsi. Les cinq autres chiens, eux, ont été dressés à agir de façon inverse à celle de leur maître.  À lire aussiVictime d’un mal étrange, cette femme voit des têtes de dragons à la place des visagesRésultat : le second échantillon a mis un temps sensiblement plus long à réussir l’opération. Plus surprenant encore : d’après les chercheurs, les chiens, bien “qu’imprégnés” de logique humaine du fait de leur développement évolutif en contact permanent avec notre espèce, sont avant tout imitateurs de leur propre maître, même lorsque celui-ci adopte un comportement contre-intuitif et inefficace.Si l’on savait que nos amis à quatre pattes se mettent parfois à bailler en voyant un humain le faire, voire, comme le suggère une autre étude, à imiter l’accent régional de leur propriétaire dans leurs aboiements, il semble donc qu’ils poussent l’empathie encore plus loin.        Le 1 août 2010 à 13:28 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

1218 NXT Results Tampa Florida Tag Match

first_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Twitter Pinterest Videos Articles Videos Articles 12/18 NXT Results: Tampa, Florida1. NXT Tag Team Champion Kalisto def. Wesley Blake2. The Shoot Nation def. Cal Bishop & Mike Rawlis* Kevin Owens promo3. Hideo Itami def. Solomon Crowe4. Baron Corbin def. Tye Dillinger5. Alexa Bliss def. Carmella and Dana Brooke6. The Mechanics def. Shoot Nation7. Bull Dempsey def. CJ Parker8. The Jersey Boys def. The VaudevillainsSource: Figure Four Online/The Wrestling ObserverRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipAlexa Bliss Reportedly InjuredVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:03Remaining Time -0:29 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 Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Trish Stratus Now Playing Up Next Google+ Alexa Bliss Reportedly Injuredcenter_img Alexa Bliss Officially Not Wrestling At Evolution Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Videos Articles Alexa Bliss Alexa Bliss Injury Update Sasha Banks Gets Cagey When Asked About Feud With Alexa Bliss Now Playing Up Next Alexa Bliss Will Be In The Royal Rumble Facebook 9/13 NXT Live Results: Cocoa, FL (Dain vs. Kushida, NXT North American Title Match) 8/24 NXT Live Results: Tampa, FL (#1 Contender Battle Royal, NXT Title Match) More details released on WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso DUI arrest in Pensacola, FLlast_img read more

Astronauts get wakeup from Michael Stipe

first_imgHOUSTON – Flight day 7 of the STS-135 mission started out with a serenade for the crew of space shuttle Atlantis.In a special message recorded before launch from Venice, Italy, Michael Stipe, lead singer of R.E.M., sang an A capella version of the band’s song “Man on the Moon,” then followed it with a greeting to the astronauts.“Good morning, Atlantis,” he said. “This is Michael Stipe from R.E.M. We wish you much success on your mission, and thank all the women and men at NASA who have worked on shuttle for three decades. From Earth, a very good morning to you.”More unpacking of the Raffaello multipurpose logistics module is on tap today for Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim. But they’ll also take some time out for a few special events.At 5:59 a.m., Ferguson and Magnus will be speaking with reporters from Fox News Radio and KTVI-TV and KSDK-TV in St. Louis. Then, at 8:19 a.m., the entire crew will be interviewed by WBBM-TV in Chicago, KTVU-TV in Oakland, Calif., and WTXF-TV in Philadelphia.In addition, both the shuttle and station crews will have the opportunity to enjoy an “All-American Meal” of barbecue brisket or grilled chicken and baked beans, southwestern corn and apple pie, and the public is invited to share in it, virtually. Visit < a href=""> for recipes, or “formulations” as they’re called by NASA food scientists, as well as more information, video and imagery.last_img read more

Healey Demands Answers From Columbia Gas On Safe Restoration of Gas Service

first_imgBOSTON, MA — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey today sent a letter to Columbia Gas demanding answers about the company’s plans for the safe and expeditious restoration of gas and fair compensation for affected residents in the Merrimack Valley following the devastating fires and explosions earlier this month.“In the wake of this tragedy, I have heard from many residents and businesses who have suffered significant losses yet remain in the dark about Columbia Gas’ claims process and the plans for restoring gas service,” said AG Healey. “I am demanding information from Columbia Gas about their specific plans because these people need and deserve answers and clarity as they rebuild their lives and communities.”In her letter, AG Healey notes that the failure of the Columbia Gas distribution system resulted in death, serious injury, the loss of homes and small businesses, and disruption of gas services for heating, hot water and cooking for thousands of residents in the company’s Merrimack Valley territory.As the state’s ratepayer advocate and chief law enforcement officer, AG Healey is committed to ensuring that Columbia Gas lays out their plan for implementing the recovery process, including gas restoration and compensation for those affected, and that ratepayers do not bear any of the costs associated with those efforts.The letter requests a meeting with Columbia Gas executives next week to discuss how they plan to implement the recovery effort, specifically:Ensuring that pipes are replaced in a safe manner and that the new pipes will result in a safe gas distribution service going forward.Ensuring the safety of all its Massachusetts territories while working on recovery efforts in its Merrimack Valley territory.Making sure that customers are receiving timely and complete information regarding the company’s restoration plan, including considering a text-messaging or similar real-time communications system (with an opt-out provision) that would reach all affected customers.Developing a plan for paying the electric bills of its customers who are forced to rely on electric space heaters and hot plates.Accommodating customers who choose to make alternative housing arrangements.Clarifying how the company intends to pay customers for losses incurred related to this disaster.Providing the AG’s Office with copies of the company’s internal claims procedure and any claims form it intends to use.Ensuring affected customers can easily obtain alternative heating sources for their homes and, if they choose, permanently transition to energy efficient, clean technologies without any additional costs.Addressing how work will be completed if a property owner is not present to authorize repairs.Clarifying in a written statement its plan to not bill affected customers for any gas service until service is restored.Confirming and ensuring that customers will not pay for any part of this disaster through the regulatory ratemaking process.Earlier this week, AG Healey sent Columbia Gas and NiSource orders to preserve documents for a potential state investigation.AG Healey has also issued two advisories offering guidance and resources in her office to support Merrimack Valley residents and businesses recovering from this tragedy. The AG’s Office issued an advisory about giving wisely to charities and knowing your consumer rights and this week announced a new hotline for residents and business owners with questions and concerns to connect with specialists in the office. The AG’s Office also provided guidance about legal representation and home improvement scams. The AG’s Office has been and will continue to send staff to assist individuals at the claims center in Lawrence.For more information or assistance, contact the Attorney General’s dedicated hotline for Merrimack Valley residents at (617) 573-5370. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Consumers can also obtain guidance and resources at the AG’s dedicated webpage at The above press release is from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedAttorney General Files Comments with FERC Urging Caution on Kinder Morgan PipelineIn “Government”Lender To Cancel $1.6 Million In Loans Made To Former ITT Tech Students At Wilmington & Norwood CampusesIn “Government”Attorney General Awards Middlesex Sheriff’s Office A Healthy Summer Youth Jobs GrantIn “Police Log”last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Anonymous Internet Troll Is Misusing My Familys Name

first_imgDear Editor,As an Everett, I was irate to learn that my family’s name was used in an attempt to smear a political candidate.  The Everetts were long time residents of Wilmington.  My mother ran a successful dancing school and donated proceeds to help build the Health Center.  My father volunteered for years in Little League, Pony League and Pop Warner.  He helped to build the Little League field by the Police Station and a skating rink behind the South School.  I grew up in Wilmington and taught for 30+ years as Miss Everett, Mrs. Mosca, or Mrs. Farrar.The name Jack Everett comes from the Urban Dictionary. As copied from the Urban Dictionary:“Jack Everett – a strong leader that sticks up for other people and he will always put others first. lovely eyes and hair. good at sports, he isn’t arrogant, girls drop even when he is standing. he will fight to protect his friends and family”Perhaps, the person who hid behind a cartoon character and our name sees this as themselves.  However, I question their integrity.  Our family will fight to protect our friends and family, which is why I am writing this.   We do not want to be attached to negative campaigns.For 63 of my years, I have lived and/or worked in Wilmington.  I am invested in Wilmington.  I am angry that our family name has been used in this way and to have been called on this by another hurts all the more.I hope that the people of Wilmington will vote on Election Day and will vote wisely.Sincerely,Sheryl Everett FarrarLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Selectman Mike McCoy Defends Himself From Attacks From Tewksbury Selectman CandidateIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Now I Know Why Residents Don’t Attend Board Of Selectmen’s MeetingsIn “Letter To The Editor”LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bendel & Caira Are Serving For The Right Reasons, Care About ALL ResidentsIn “Letter To The Editor”last_img read more