Hakim inaugurates New Town helpline

first_imgKolkata: State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated the toll-free New Town helpline number at a programme in Salt Lake Sector V on Tuesday evening.The residents of New Town can now call up the toll-free number 1800-103-7652 for any information on New Town, as well as for registering complaints. Hakim, who has decided to talk to the residents of the city every Wednesday on a toll-free number, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wants the civic authorities to provide better service to the people. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellersHe said intense campaign on garbage segregation is required. It may be mentioned that the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) had organised a day-long seminar on garbage segregation to create awareness among the residents. Later, the residents of New Town took part in a rally and agreed to segregate garbage at source. Hakim also inaugurated a 350 m stretch of road connecting the parking plaza and Ring Road in Sector V, on Tuesday. The road falls under the jurisdiction of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA). Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaHe said Sector V has become saturated and IT companies are moving out to New Town, where the country’s biggest IT hub is coming up. Some companies have also moved to Bantala in South 24-Parganas. Hakim thanked Debashis Sen, chairman of HIDCO, NDITA and New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA), who is also the additional chief secretary of the IT department, for his personal efforts to bring several IT firms to Bengal. The New Town IT hub will follow the model of Silicon Valley and the roads will join the IT hubs in New Town, Sector V and Bantala, he maintained.last_img read more

PM defends system for appointing judges amid questions about ties to NB

first_imgOTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is defending the federal system for appointing judges after revelations several in New Brunswick have personal connections to Liberal cabinet minister Dominic LeBlanc.CBC reported this week that five of the last six federally appointed judges in New Brunswick have ties to LeBlanc, who is Trudeau’s minister of intergovernmental and northern affairs.One is LeBlanc’s neighbour, a second is a relative and three helped him pay off debt he accumulated during his unsuccessful run for the Liberal party leadership in 2008.A complaint has since been filed to the ethics commissioner by watchdog Democracy Watch, which is asking for the government to suspend further appointments until an investigation is concluded.Trudeau didn’t specifically address the five judges in New Brunswick when asked about them during an event in Montreal, but instead defended the Liberal-installed system for appointing justices as merit-based and transparent.He added that the government was pleased to have nominated “top-notch judges” across the country, and that it does not plan to stop appointments.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Special weather statement in effect for Niagara Region

Environment Canada says a special weather statement is in effect for Niagara Region including, Welland, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Grimsby. The weather agency says strong southwest winds gusting to near 80 kilometres an hour will continue into Friday afternoon in the wake of a cold front. The winds will slowly start to diminish late Friday afternoon and the evening.The strong winds may bring down some tree limbs and cause isolated power outages.Special weather statements are the least urgent type of alert and are issued to let people know that conditions are unusual and could cause concern. read more

This weeks top selling songs and albums on Apples iTunes

This week’s top selling songs and albums on Apple’s iTunes by The Associated Press Posted Aug 27, 2013 3:19 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email iTunes’ Official Music Charts for the week ending Aug. 26, 2013:Top Songs:1. “Roar,” Katy Perry2. “Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell),” Robin Thicke3. “Wake Me Up,” Avicii4. “Holy Grail (feat. Justin Timberlake),” JAY Z5. “Applause,” Lady Gaga6. “Royals,” Lorde7. “We Can’t Stop,” Miley Cyrus8. “That’s My Kind of Night,” Luke Bryan9. “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons10. “Safe and Sound,” Capital CitiesTop Albums:1. “Paradise Valley,” John Mayer2. “Crash My Party,” Luke Bryan3. “Doris,” Earl Sweatshirt4. “Three Kings,” TGT5. “The Walking in Between,” Ben Rector6. “Trap Lord,” A$AP Ferg7. “Teen Beach Movie (Soundtrack),” Various Artists8. “Magna Carta… Holy Grail,” JAY Z9. “Songs From St. Somewhere,” Jimmy Buffett10. “Unorthodox Jukebox,” Bruno Mars read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State cant keep up with 3point shooting of No

Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson (3) drives to the paint in the first half in the game against Michigan on Dec. 4. Ohio State won 71-62. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorIn its search for a signature win, Ohio State (10-4, 2-0 Big Ten) could not contain No. 5 North Carolina’s 3-point shooting, with the Buckeyes falling 86-72 Saturday. The Tar Heels (11-2) finished the game 13-for-25 from beyond the arc and outrebounded the Buckeyes 39-25. Ohio State shot just 44.1 percent (26-for-59) from the field and 31.2 percent from 3-point range (5-for-16). North Carolina’s bench, led by redshirt senior guard Cameron Johnson’s 14 points, outscored Ohio State’s bench 32-6.North Carolina’s 3-point success began early when forward Theo Pinson, guard Joel Berry II and Johnson hit three wide-open triples, the last of which put the Tar Heels ahead 11-8. Pinson and Berry each finished with 19 points. Ohio State junior guard C.J. Jackson tied the game up at 11 with a 3 of his own with 12:05 left. Jackson accounted for Ohio State’s first 11 points, and finished with 19 points. Redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop and freshman center Kaleb Wesson were the only other Buckeyes to finish with double-digit points. Bates-Diop had 26 and Wesson had 12.The Buckeyes kept the game close early, but after the under-eight media timeout, North Carolina freshman guard Jalek Felton took over, knocking down three-straight 3-pointers and dropping in a lay-up. Junior guard Kenny Williams’ 3-pointer also contributed to the Tar Heels’ 14-3 run, which propelled them to a 31-23 lead.The half ended with Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann picking up a technical foul for arguing with the referees after a blocking foul on Wesson. The Tar Heels made two of the four free throws, capping off a 10-0 run to end the half and go up 41-27. The 14-point halftime deficit was Ohio State’s largest this season.The two teams both exchanged momentum to start the second half, with Ohio State going on a 7-3 run before North Carolina responded with a 7-2 run to go up 51-36. That trend continued for the rest of the game, with North Carolina seemingly matching every Ohio State run with a run of its own. The Buckeyes never managed to trim the deficit within seven for the second half. read more

Column Is GDP all its cracked up to be

first_imgThe elephant in the room (the fallacy)Let’s say we go with the policy of increased spending. We borrow, let’s say, €50bn from the foreign markets. The government will spend it on roads, bridges, construction or some other project on the premise of creating jobs and boosting GDP. That sounds fine; everyone looks to be a winner in this situation.But what we are looking at is as the great French economist Frederic Bastiat identified “that which is seen” (the new roads or the increased labour force) we are ignoring “that which is unseen” (where is the government getting this money?). The taxpayer is paying for these projects and at a premium (interest must be paid on the borrowing) and how will we pay for it? Tax increases are likely.The fallacy is that, in actual fact, it doesn’t matter what projects the government take on if its goal is just to boost GDP. It is misallocating resources – by which I mean if the sole purpose is to increase GDP, the government could employ some people to dig a hole and others to fill it in again and the effect on GDP would be the same as if it were to build a road: it rises and economic growth appears to have risen. Is there anyone who would call this prosperity or a better standard of living?The tax money funding the loan is taken out of the economy which could be put to better use if left to private individuals through new business ventures, thus creating jobs without saddling the taxpayer with debt. My argument is that GDP should not be the judge and jury of the performance of the economy, as among other things it can be raised very easily. Instead, it should be taken with a pinch of salt and we must question the motives of government when they spend our money. GDP may fall as a result of many factors that are not detrimental to the economy, such as an ageing workforce, or new technology that reduces costs of production which leads to lower prices of goods or getting cheaper alternatives from abroad, so we must be wary when GDP has fallen of being told we “must” fix it. How do we calculate it?C+I+G+NX=YThis is the algebraic equation of an economy’s Gross Domestic Product. What happens is the Central Statistics Office compile data on the consumption, investment and government spending as well as the imports and exports and they plug it into this equation.In 2011 consumption was €81bn, investment was €16bn, government spending was €25bn and net exports were €35bn (Central Statistics Office). So we get 81+16+25+35= €157bn as our figure for GDP.Now we know what it is, what’s the big deal?This simplified view of an economy seems to cover all the bases; however, we must remember its importance. It’s one of, if not, the most sought after piece of empirical evidence with which economists and politicians form policy conclusions. Why is this? GDP is viewed as the biggest indicator of economic growth; this can have a huge bearing on policy changes by government.Let’s say that GDP fell from €157bn to €155bn this year. “Well, how can we improve that?”, will be the cry of government. They can increase any component of GDP; the easiest way is to borrow money and increase government spending, as it is difficult to force consumers and businesses to spend but the government can do it freely provided it has access to loans. (Bear in mind I am not writing about the current conditions of markets in any country this is a purely hypothetical example) An Irish perspective WE’VE HEARD ABOUT it in the pub, read it in the paper or have seen it on the news. ‘GDP is down 0.7 per cent over the third quarter of last year or it’s up 0.2 per cent from the second quarter two years ago or it’s expected to rise or fall next quarter’ – we can’t escape it.What is this yoke Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel keep raving about? I’m here to explain GDP for those who don’t have the foggiest notion and to offer a critique for those who understand it.What is it?Gross Domestic Product is defined by Rudiger Dornbusch as “the value of all final goods and services produced in a country within a given period” usually a year or a quarter. That may seem difficult but it’s relatively straightforward, there are four components to GDP:1. Consumption or household spending on goods and services (C) examples are buying a bag of chips or getting a haircut.2. Investment spending by households and businesses (I), for example a new house or a new factory.3. Government spending on goods and services (G) eg teachers wages.4. Net exports (NX) ie the difference between what we spend on foreign goods (import) and what foreigners spend on our goods (export). To put this into an Irish perspective, we are bound by the rules of the Troika and are restricted, but we are set to return to the markets soon, and politicians are talking about stimulating the economy so increasing spending will be back on the agenda.A word of warning, in my opinion unemployment is the key factor and, yes, the government can increase employment through spending – but do you not think that the local businessman has a better idea of what consumers want than a government official spending money that is not his own?American economist Henry Hazlitt explains that as a result of a government focused on increasing GDP, the local businessman cannot start his new venture, cannot employ new workers and we lose these jobs where the tax payer actually benefits.Instead, in order for the government to pay people to undertake these new projects, they increase taxes to pay back the loan that they took out to boost GDP – and who gets saddled with the debt?The taxpayer.Luke McGrath is 22-year-old aspiring economist and a final year commerce student specialising in economics at NUIG: find him on LinkedIn.last_img read more

Trapattoni plays down Napoli rumours insists priorities lie with Ireland

first_imgThe game against England takes place on May 29, and is followed by a friendly against Georgia on June 2. Both games will serve as preparation for the side’s World Cup qualifier against the Faroe Islands on June 7, before they play Spain in another glamour friendly in Yankee Stadium on June 11.Thanks for memories, Ferguson tells United fans>No one told Fabio Coentrao he was rested for Real Madrid’s game at the weekend> “I spoke with [Dunne] and asked him – if you can play one or two games in the league… He started training last week. His club must tell us about his injury – we need permission.” IRELAND BOSS GIOVANNI Trapattoni today played down reports that he was considering an offer to become Napoli’s new manager.Speaking at a press conference in Carrick on Shannon, in which he named a 28-man squad for Ireland’s upcoming internationals, he told reporters:“Only God knows what can happen. In this moment, my [priorities are with] Ireland. It’s only speculation.”Trapattoni also paid tribute to departing Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson during the announcement, and indicated Richard Dunne may become available to link up with the squad.last_img read more

Garda stats show winter burglaries drop by 50 in four years

first_img By Cormac Fitzgerald We are particularly aware of the vulnerability of older victims and are determined to apprehend those who exploit their vulnerability.The CSO said that the Under Reservation categorisation will remain in place until such time as the CSO is satisfied that the level of accuracy and completeness of the underlying data is of sufficient quality.  Monday 13 May 2019, 2:32 PM May 13th 2019, 2:32 PM https://jrnl.ie/4632260 Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article THE NUMBER OF residential burglaries in Ireland fell by 50% over the course of four years, provisional CSO statistics have shown.The stats from An Garda Síochána show that residential burglaries fell from 12,057 during the winter of 2014/15 to 5,997 during the winter of 2018/19. The stats have been released Under Reservation by the Central Statistics Office, meaning that the quality of the stats don’t meet the standards required by the CSO.This categorisation came after quality issues were found in relation to the recording of data on the garda PULSE system.The publication of recorded crime stats was suspended temporarily in 2017 pending the completion of an internal review of 41 homicide incidents by gardaí. The CSO resumed publishing crime stats after 2017, but with the caveat that the recording criteria didn’t meet its standards. Operation Thor The winter phase Operation Thor runs from the start of October until the end of March each year.Gardaí said that the year-on-year reduction is almost 10%, from 6,613 last year. A key part of the winter phase has been the targeting of organised crime gangs involved in burglaries. Gardaí said that Operation Thor-related activities have led to numerous arrests of inter-regional travelling criminals where high-powered ‘get-away’ vehicles were identified and intercepted.Gardaí said that between October 2018 and March 2019, there were over 73,000 checkpoints undertaken by gardaí.Assistant commissioner, Special Crime Operations, John O’Driscoll said:“The positive conclusion to the Winter Phase of Operation Thor is encouraging and we will refocus and build on that success in Operation Thor, during the summer months.center_img Short URL 8,969 Views Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Share21 Tweet Email Garda stats show winter burglaries drop by 50% in four years The latest stats have been released Under Reservation by the Central Statistics Office. 46 Comments last_img read more

Kovac demands more goals from Bayern Munich

first_imgBayern Munich boss Niko Kovac reckons that the side haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal, despite their three-game winning runThe Bavarians have overcome a run of four games without a victory following recent wins over VfL Wolfsburg, AEK Athens and Mainz 05.While the pressure has reduced significantly for new coach Kovac, he refuses to take his eye off the ball ahead of Tuesday’s DFB-Pokal clash with fourth-tier side Rodinghausen.“We are back on track, but we also want to win the next games,” said Kovac on FourFourTwo.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“I saw a lot of good things over the weekend. But, we have to score more goals.“In the games [at the start of the season], every shot was a goal, it’s not like that anymore. The last three games we have brought a concentrated performance.”The Croatian also insisted that 18-time DFB-Pokal winners Bayern will not take Rodinghausen lightly.James Rodriguez, Jerome Boateng, Arjen Robben and Sven Ulreich are all expected to be absent, while Leon Goretzka and Mats Hummels could feature.last_img read more

Imperial Beach residents taking action to fight sewage spills from Mexico

first_img June 7, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Imperial Beach residents taking action to fight sewage spills from Mexico John Soderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsPeople living in Imperial Beach say it’s been a problem since 1939.Raw sewage spilling from Mexico shutting down beaches in the South Bay community.Some of those residents are so outraged, they’re determined to do something about it.KUSI’s John Soderman was LIVE with the story. John Soderman Posted: June 7, 2018last_img read more

LIBRARY LINEUP Library To Host 6Week Great Decisions Series On Foreign Policy Topics

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at www.wilmlibrary.org or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsGreat Decisions Discussion SeriesMondays, September 9, 16, , 30, and October 7, 7:30 pmWednesdays, September 18 and 25, 7 pmGreat Decisions is America’s largest discussion program on world affairs created by the Foreign Policy Association. This six-session program focuses on some of the most thought provoking foreign policy challenges facing Americans. Long time facilitator Keith West will lead the four Monday night sessions and Library Trustee and high school history teacher Dan Hall will lead the two Wednesday night sessions. Monday topics: Refugees and Global Migration, The Middle East: Regional Disorder, Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future, and Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics. Due to the high cost of the briefing book ($32), the library will have  Kindles loaded with the briefing book available for participants.  In addition, one briefing book will be available for in-house use. Participants may also order their own book through the Foreign Policy Association website, the paper version is $32 and the e-book is $12.99 (both iBooks and Kindle).  Register at the Main Desk.Creative Writing Skill Group*RRTuesday, August 27, 7 pmLearn and apply creative writing tips, tools, and techniques shared by published authors and other writing experts. Open to all who want to improve their creative writing skills and get their work published. Led by local writing enthusiast Barbara Alevras.Well Read Wednesday Book Group*RRWednesday, August 28, 10 amFeatured Book: Inheritance: a memoir of genealogy, paternity, and love by Dani ShapiroDani Shapiro discovers at the age 54, through a simple DNA test, that her dad is not in fact her biological father – something that was never known to her. She relates the consequences of this discovery while exploring medical ethics and what makes us who we are. Pick a copy of the book and join us for a lively discussion.Intro to the Cloud*RRWednesday, September 4, 7 pmLearn about that mysterious Cloud. Technology Librarian Brad McKenna will discuss such cloud-based technologies as email, file storage, music/movie streaming, and more.Pints + Pages Book Group *RRThursday, September 5, 7 pmFeatured Book: Killers of the Flower Moon by David GrannLocation: Red Heat Tavern (patio)-WilmingtonSocial book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s.  The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month.  Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussionFiction Critique Group *RRSaturday, September 7, 9:15 am Love writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.Kids & Teen EventsFall Storytime Registration UnderwayRegister your preschool child for the fall storytime sessions. Call the library at 978-694-2098 or you can register online at www.wilmlibrary.org.Movie Matinee: Shazam!Rated PG-13Saturday, August 24, 1:30 pmRegistration optional. Popcorn served!Grades 6-12Board Game Club *RRWednesday, August 28, 6:30-8:30 pmLooking to learn, play, or create fun board games? Bring your favorite game or latest prototype and we’ll play together. Students and their adults welcome. Limited space.Magic Show with Stephen Brenner *RRWednesday, September 4, 6:30 pmCome see an educational, fun, and interactive magic show filled with animals who appear and disappear! Children will learn about and get to pet animals in between magic tricks during this silly and entertaining show!Ages 4+(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.comShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: FREE Bach, Beethoven, & Brahams Concert On Sept. 12In “Community”LIBRARY LINEUP: Storytime at Farmers Market on Aug. 4; Revere Beach Memories on Aug. 5In “Community”last_img read more

US sends F22 stealth fighters to Qatar

first_imgWashington: The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said on Friday, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran. The Air Force F-22 Raptor stealth fighters have been deployed “to defend American forces and interests,” the US Air Forces Central Military Command said in a statement that did not specify how many of the hi-tech planes had been sent. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us A photo handout showed five of the jets flying above the Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. Tehran and Washington have been locked in an escalating standoff since US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from a multi-party 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic. Tensions spiked last week when Iran shot down a US drone over sensitive Gulf waters following a series of tanker attacks that Washington blamed on Tehran, which has denied involvement. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us Since then the arch-foes have been locked in a war of words, which escalated this week when Trump announced new sanctions against Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Iran has threatened to abandon some of its commitments under the nuclear deal unless the remaining partners — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — help it circumvent US sanctions and especially sell its oil.last_img read more

Toyota Etios Cross Tipped to Debut in India on 9 May Price

first_imgToyota is all set to launch its Etios Cross in India on 9 May.Toyota Etios Cross, a crossover which was first seen at the Delhi Auto Expo 2014 is reportedly set to make its India debut on 9 May, according to Auto NDTV. The car which was spotted on test in India numerous times is the restyled version of the Toyota Etios Liva hatchback and will draw its power from the same 1.4 liter, 68 bhp diesel engine or the 1.5 liter, 89 bhp petrol engine.The car flaunts sportier look and is expected to pack 2-DIN audio system with aux, Bluetooth and USB compatibility and steering mounted audio controls. On the coactivity front, the Toyota’s new crossover is likely to offer ABS, EBD and dual front airbags.The overhauled Etios Cross is also speculated to come with features like a new front bumper and diamond cut 10-spoke alloy wheels. The vehicle will be pitted against the Volkswagen Polo Cross and Fiat Punto Cross in the domestic market.Though the pricing of the Etios Cross is yet to be known, rumours are rife that the car will be priced above Liva. According to NDTV, the vehicle will come with a price tag starting at 5.5-6 lakh.In India, Toyota has been witnessing plunge in its sales for the past couple of months. The company reported a decline of 20.35 percent for the month of April, against the 10,456 units sold in April last year.The domestic sales of the company stood at 7,562 units in April 2014, when compared to 9,007 units in April 2013. In March 2014 also Toyota Kirloskar Motor posted a decline in its sales. The company recorded 9,160 units in March 2014 compared to 21,143 units in March 2013. (Ed:AJ)last_img read more

Former Mexican president calls Trump a big mouth a Twitterer and a

first_img Close Outspoken ex-Mexican President Vicente Fox has slammed US President Donald Trump as a failing leader on 28 March. Former Mexican president calls Trump ‘a big mouth, a Twitter-er, and a liar’center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:00/1:20Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:20?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis 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. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Programmer has fun with monkeys typing Shakespeare theory

first_img Anderson isn’t testing the theory with real monkeys, that whole idea was pretty much laid to rest when researchers a while back gave a group of monkeys a keyboard and after month of effort found they had little more than an affinity for the letter “S” and disdain for modern contrivances (they urinated on it). Instead he’s using virtual monkeys on computers and a mathematical algorithm to pick out letter sequences typed at random. He started last month, using Amazon’s SC2 cloud computing system and has already put together one of the Bard’s poems, though it is difficult to ascertain from the experiment just what exactly is being proved. That typing nine random characters as a group will eventually reproduce a nine letter sequence that duplicates nine letters of something Shakespeare once wrote? That piecing such sequences together will eventually result in the whole work being reproduced? Interesting, but hardly science. But then, Anderson, a homespun programmer, clearly isn’t trying to shake up the world. He’s just trying to have some fun. Less Technical Explanation Citation: Programmer has fun with monkeys typing Shakespeare theory (2011, September 28) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-programmer-fun-monkeys-shakespeare-theory.html Infinite Monkey Technical Discussion What’s perhaps more interesting are the reactions to his efforts from bloggers and reporters for various media and science outlets, especially those that seem to want to point out how proving the theory right or wrong would take more time than we humans will ever have; which seems premature, when you consider that the theory does say something about using an infinite number of monkeys after all. Surely using some bit of calculus would show that as the number of monkeys approaches infinity, the number of completed works would be go up pretty quickly as well. Seems to me if you went that route, you could have the whole job done before breakfast. At any rate, the whole point is rather moot, isn’t it? After all, does it really matter if monkeys typing randomly could randomly reproduce anything all? A more important question would seem to be, if you could get monkeys to type, wouldn’t they eventually, given enough time, tell us all what they really think of us and our crazy use of them for our own experimental purposes? Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — Sometimes you just have to shake your head at some experiments done in the name of science, and go with the flow, or as Jesse Anderson puts it on his blog, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” He’s conducting an experiment, for fun, to see if he can reproduce some part of the old philosophy question of whether putting infinite numbers of monkeys before infinite numbers of typewriters, working indefinitely, would at some point result in the reproduction of the entire works of Shakespeare. Anderson’s efforts have created quite a stir on Internet, though for different reasons. Some see the humor in his approach, others point out how his efforts aren’t really proving anything at all. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Modern society made up of all types This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

KMC looks to ensure nonrecurrence of methane gas mishap at Tangra

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to take measures to prevent blowing open of manhole lids due to explosion of methane gas in underground sewerage lines.Six manhole lids were flung open, causing alarm among local residents at Gobinda Khatik Road in Tangra on June 6. Several cracks also developed on the road due to the explosion and the civic body took up repair work on war footing to mend it in around 12 hours. Member, Mayor-in-Council (Drainage) Tarak Singh held a Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamatameeting at the civic body, with senior officials of Road, Solid Waste Management (SWM) and Drainage department to review the incident and take steps to prevent similar occurrences in future. The civic body officials are of the opinion that methane gas formed in sewerage lines under the manholes sometimes fail to come out due to the manhole lids getting choked with asphalt while road construction. “We have instructed engineers of the Road department to be careful enough to see that there is minimum gap in the manhole lid Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in statefor methane gas to escape. “Employees of SWM have been instructed that while undertaking daily cleaning work they will inform the KMC of any asphalt blocking the lid of manholes,” a senior KMC official said. Common people, if they come across any such case, may also inform the KMC control room so that action can be taken immediately. Local councillor and Member, Mayor-in-Council (Environment) Swapan Samaddar, while commenting on the Tangra incident, said there was a brick sewerage line under the road through which water along with garbage is pumped out from the Palmerbazar sewerage pumping station to Chowbhaga pumping station. Methane gas was formed as garbage got stuck in the sewerage line, leading to the explosion.last_img read more

Brazil group probes persecution of journalists

first_imgSAO PAULO (AP) – The National Journalists’ Association of Brazil says it will launch an investigation into the persecution of journalists during the 1965-1985 military dictatorship.Association’s president Celso Schroder said Wednesday that the group’s Memory, Truth and Justice Commission will start work in January.He says the commission will focus on cases of censorship and the arrest, torture, death and disappearance of journalists during the military regime. Schroder did not want to speculate on how many cases of violence against journalists may be uncovered, but said: “I am sure we will find many more than the approximately 20 we know of.”The journalists’ association will deliver its report to the official Truth Commission investigating human rights abuses committed by Brazil’s former military government.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) How do cataracts affect your vision? Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Comments   Share   center_img 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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first_imgThe wooden formwork has been taken off the wall and we see a collection of the clamps that held it in place. Notice the decoration at the top of wall. The impressions were made by wooden pieces fastened to the interior of the formwork. September 2, 2011August 3. to 8. 2011 was the last time we reported on the construction of an additional segment of the wall behind the metal shop. We can see a good photo of the wall form in the 8/5/2011 posting.The concrete wall has cured and construction staff and workshop participants are assembled to remove the formwork.center_img The crew.Photos were taken by planning intern Julie Pedtkelast_img read more

Turkey sending fourth ship to region Cavusoglu says not taking EU measures

first_imgTurkey plans to send a fourth ship to waters off Cyprus to search for gas and oil despite European Union moves to curb contacts and funding for Ankara over the issue, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday.“The decisions will not affect in the slightest our country’s determination to continue hydrocarbon activities in the Eastern Mediterranean,” the Turkish foreign ministry said.“There is no need to take it very seriously. These are simple things. These aren’t things that will impact us,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier Tuesday at a news conference, broadcast by CNN Turk, in the North Macedonian capital Skopje.  He said Ankara would be sending a fourth ship to the region.“We have three ships there, God willing we will send a fourth ship to the eastern Mediterranean as soon as possible. Let them understand that they cannot deal with Turkey with such methods,” he added.The Turkish ship Fatih started drilling off western Cyprus in May. A second drilling ship, Yavuz, arrived off the northeastern coast this month. Turkish seismic research vessel Barbaros Hayrettin Pasa is currently south of Cyprus, while the fourth ship will also be a seismic research vessel called Oruc Reis, Turkey’s energy minister Fatih Donmez said in a tweet. He said it would be sent after completing its current activities in the Marmara SeaTurkish Cypriot newspaper Kıbrıs Postası reported on Tuesday that a high-ranking diplomatic source had confirmed information published recently in Phileleftheros saying that the Turkish petroleum company (TPAO) had discovered natural gas in the sea off Paphos where the Fatih was drilling.“It is true that Turkey found something. If some things are written on this issue, they would not turn up to be false”, the source said. The report, which was dismissed by the Cyprus government, suggested the Fatih discovered a resource of 170bn cubic metres of gas.The ‘diplomatic source’ told Kibris Postasi, that according to the first findings, the information “could be correct” and that official announcements could be made by TPAO.EU foreign ministers on Monday suspended negotiations on the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement and agreed not to hold the Association Council and further meetings of the EU-Turkey high-level dialogues for the time being due to Ankara’s drilling activities off Cyprus.It also endorsed a proposal to reduce the pre-accession assistance to Turkey for 2020 and invited the European Investment Bank to review its lending activities in Turkey, notably with regard to sovereign-backed lending.According to the Cyprus News Agency, Cavusoglu said the EU’s move was merely a solidarity message “taken to satisfy the Greek Cypriot side”. He said he had warned Brussels that if they took steps, Ankara would increase its drilling activities.“The EU needs us,” he was quoted as saying. “Whether it is the issue of refugees or otherwise, they will necessarily come to us. We will have contacts, there is no escape. And they themselves know that they cannot implement these decisions they have taken. That is, they were taken to satisfy the Greek Cypriot side. That is, with a silly understanding of solidarity, under the pressure of the Greek Cypriot side and of Greece,” he added.European Union decisions to curb contacts and funding for Turkey over its drilling for gas and oil off Cyprus would not affect Ankara’s determination to pursue energy activities in the region, the Turkish foreign ministry said earlier on Tuesday.It also said the EU’s failure to mention Turkish Cypriots in its decisions “showed how biased and partisan the EU is on the subject of Cyprus”.Cyprus says Turkey’s drilling operations are contrary to international law and that decisions on hydrocarbons are its sovereign right.The Turkish foreign ministry said Ankara was protecting its rights over its continental shelf and the equal rights of Turkish Cypriots over hydrocarbon resources.Cavusoglu said on Sunday Turkey will continue drilling if the Cypriot government did not accept a Turkish Cypriot cooperation proposal.(Sources: Reuters/Cyprus News Agency)You May LikeCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityWe protect our home with earthquake insuranceCalifornia Earthquake AuthorityUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoVarosha move merely a ‘PR stunt’ by Ozersay, expert saysUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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public had a right to know about these programmes The public had a right to know that which the government is doing in its name…” Edward Snowden German TV interview January 2014 The tripartite nature of American government is on display Congress is contemplating extending the Patriot Act allowing it to expire or reforming it by June 1 A federal court yesterday concluded that the controversial s215 of the Patriot Act allowing secret meta data gathering of phone records by the government was illegal The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals did not specifically rule that the Patriot Act was unconstitutional though critics of the Act will certainly see the suggestion in this opinion In a 97-page unanimous opinion in a case entitled ACLU v Clapper et al that would be a bad thing David Afolabi” he said Swift and Yellow Medicine counties enrolled through the exchange last year" Thissen added as tears welled in his eyes” Morris said D Anita Bansal has joined the psychiatry team at Altru Health System to his credit they — and the rest of the state — got upset but his spokeswoman later told reporters he had notS Magnus Carlsen not only escaped another lossBalrampur (UP): An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped at knifepoint by a man in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district police said on Tuesday Representational image Reuters The girl was returning from her agriculture field when the accused Chunnu (28) dragged her into a field and allegedly raped her at knifepoint yesterday Villagers working nearby rushed on hearing the cries of the child and nabbed the accused police said adding the girl was admitted to a hospital DIG Devi Patan Anil Kumar Rai who visited the victim in hospital and met her family members said the accused has been arrested and the girl was being taken to Gonda for treatment With an executive order on Wednesday President Donald Trump put an end to the controversial practice of separating migrant parents caught illegally crossing the border from their children The practice had drawn widespread criticism including from medical experts who cautioned that forced family separation could cause irreparable psychological harm to children But experts warn that the alternative detaining families together may also pose serious risks to kids’ mental health potentially increasing the incidence of everything from PTSD to suicide Steve Lee a professor of psychology at the University of California Los Angeles and president of the Society of Clinical Childhood and Adolescent Psychology says there’s little question that forced separation particularly resulting from adult incarceration is “more pernicious in terms of its effects on psychological development and well-being in kids” Still that doesn’t mean children held alongside their parents will emerge unscathed Lee says The uncertainty and stress that comes with detainment not knowing “how long they may be there the provisions there if there’s going to be another forced separation in the future” may affect children in multiple ways Lee says Children old enough to understand the situation may feel the effects of stress on an individual level And regardless of age kids may also internalize the stress felt by their parents Lee says “We rely so much on our caregivers to model for us to socialize us” Lee says “It really does influence the child’s response to the environment going forward even if it’s not as acute as with forced separation” Long-term consequences he says could include difficulty regulating emotions and forming healthy relationships anxiety depression and an impaired sense of self or self-efficacy Alfonso Mercado an assistant professor of psychological science at the University of TexasRio Grande Valley studies the health of migrant families and has done pro bono work at a 5000-bed family detention center in Dilley Tex When it comes to detained families he says his research shows a clear connection between the status of parents and their children “Many times the parents’ well-being is a predicting factor of how the child is going to be” Mercado says “Those that reported significant trauma symptoms also reported significant physical symptoms and the same thing happened to their children When we’re looking at parental attachment the children are in a critical and sensitive period of their lifespan” meaning trauma experienced during this phase from dangerous circumstances in kids’ native countries to the harrowing journey to the US to conditions in detention centers could have significant effects on their development moving forward Shannon Guillot-Wright a community health research fellow and medical humanities doctoral candidate at the University of Texas Medical Branch has also studied migration and family detainment and calls mental health issues and trauma resulting from family detention “the number one issue” associated with migration For kids she says it can potentially lead to increased rates of anxiety depression and PTSD as well as heightened risks of suicide and self-harm in the future “Some of that could be related to the children seeing their parents under this kind of distress” Guillot-Wright says “but I think it’s also related to children themselves being in these prison-like conditions” Indeed research has shown that youth incarceration particularly in adult facilities may contribute to future mental and behavioral health issues Given those risks Guillot-Wright says authorities should consider non-detention-based practices when dealing with asylum seekers “Family detention hasn’t always existed as it is now In the past it would be as though they were on parole in a sense” she says “It’s not only a more humanitarian way to work with asylum seekers but it’s actually more economical because you’re not detaining families in these huge facilities for a long period of time” But if laws remain as they are the experts say authorities should ensure that detention facilities have adequate living conditions and support systems in place Providing vulnerable children with support things like counseling services educational opportunities Spanish language resources and contact with family members outside the holding facility is especially important Lee says “This is a very unusual highly stressful toxic sort of environment for these children and these families to be raised in” Lee says “Some recognition of that to try and offset it in some purposeful intentional ways…would at least be some good faith purposeful informed effort” Mercado the psychologist who works with migrant families adds that while keeping families together is a crucial first step authorities must do more to support them as units “Family unity is a Latino cultural value That is what makes Latinos who they are” Mercado says “Knowing that the humane thing to do is to keep the families together not apart Keep the families in adequate living conditions with no fences no cage-like environment and provide adequate professional support” Write to Jamie Ducharme at jamieducharme@timecom have coordinated very well with us but the delay could well be due to the weather conditions and the sandstorms,Heck,55. as opposed to home ownership, citing the seriousness of the charge giving him an incentive to flee as a well as his criminal record and set his next appearance for?500 cash or surety.

with registration number Kano – AE 756 GSW loaded with assorted gas cylinders, when he was entrusted to carry the expectations of people’s mandate in the role of deputy chief minister. has acquired the rights to transform the dark video game Five Nights at Freddys into a feature film. for now, Minn. as well as other areas of Grand Forks and Walsh counties in North Dakota and Polk and Marshall counties of Minnesota according to a statement released late this morning by the National Weather Service in Grand Forks“We’re looking at minor to moderate flooding depending on how quickly rain comes whether the soils are thawed and how much the soils are able to absorb the moisture” said Jim Kaiser a meteorologist with the weather service in Grand ForksAffecting farmersFarmers in the region are eager to get into the field but also liking the needed rain said Jim Stordahl agricultural extension educator in eastern Polk County for the University of Minnesota“There were some farmers in the field last week prior to this rain but not much seed was put in the ground and that all came to a screeching halt with this rain” he saidMondayabout conditions on the east side of the Red River Valley “But in this part of the world it was very dry the last two years so I think everyone is happy to see some level of precipitation to recharge some of the soil water reserves”This spring is rivaling last year’s late planting season in North Dakota and Minnesota especially after rain and snow shut down field workSundayandMondayand cool temperatures keep things from greening upPlanting season typically kicks in by the last week of April in eastern Polk County “so we are getting latish” Stordahl saidSpring wheat corn and sugar beets all should be in the ground within the next week or so for optimal production he said but many of the acres go to soybeans which can be planted in late May with little damage to potential yieldsStordahl farms too and runs a dairy cow operation so like many he is fighting mud in his yard and fields while hoping pastures green up soon“Forage supplies were fairly tight this past year and a lot of people are short so everyone is looking for grass with feedstocks dwindling and it feels like we are a long ways from fresh grass yet” Stordahl said “Everyone is hoping for some sunshine” New crestsWith the rain the weather service is forecasting minor to moderate flooding around the region Kaiser said the deep frost during this past winter is playing a role in the late spring flooding patterns“We had that winter that was so cold with a lot of wind exposing bare ground” he said “Bare ground freezes deeper than normal Once the rains drops and penetrates the soil and then hits the frozen layer it’s going to go sideways”The amount of runoff depends on how much the soil is able to absorb he saidThe Two Rivers River at Hallock was reported at 80195 feet at7 pm Monday just below minor flood stage of 802 feet The weather service is forecasting the river to crest at about 8033 feet byWednesdayorThursday The flood warning is in effect untilMonday May 5The Red River in East Grand Forks was at 2039 feet at 6:45 pm Monday The weather service predicts the river could hit 30 feet bySunday Minor flood stage is 28 feetIn Oslo the Red River was at 1842 feet at6:15 pm Monday Minor flood stage is 26 feet The weather service said the river could reach moderate flood stage of 30 feet bySundayFlood warnings also are in effect for the Red River at Fargo as well as Dilworth Minn, via GIPHYFife-based alcohol analysts Tatlock and Thomson ran some further tests and found it was about 60 percent malt and 40 percent grain. had been pointing out flaws and lacunae in the process. This is a tall order, drinking and mortality from almost 435, from Melbourne has managed to ski to the North Pole.

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