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Firhad Hakim inaugurates Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority building

first_imgKolkata: A prominent Information Technology firm that has its campus in Bantala is all set to be shifted to Sector V, said Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, on Tuesday.He inaugurated the newly built office of Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) at Sector V. Sujit Bose, Minister of State for Fire and Emergency Services was also present at the inaugural ceremony. Hakim said Bantala will be earmarked only for leather and leather goods manufacturing industry. “Sector V and Silicon Valley in New Town will come up as a major IT hub soon,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaNDITA has been functioning from Unnayan Bhavan, headquarters of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) in Salt Lake since its inception 23 years ago. Hakim also inaugurated a pocket park with a fountain and adjoining sitting arrangements. NDITA has chalked out elaborate traffic management scheme for Sector V, the state’s biggest IT hub. Pocket parks have been set up for the IT professionals who can visit them to take a break from the busy working schedule and relax.last_img read more

New Brunswick working group suggests 19 as minimum age to buy cannabis

first_imgFREDERICTON – The legal age limit for recreational marijuana use in New Brunswick should be set at 19, a provincial working group recommended Wednesday in a report that also calls for sales to be handled by something similar to a Crown corporation.Health Minister Victor Boudreau said the province’s Liberal government will consider the recommendation, but he said the actual age limit could be pushed higher.The New Brunswick Medical Society has already recommended the legal age should be at least 21.Before a final decision is made, a select committee of the legislature will spend the summer gathering public input before reporting this fall, Boudreau said.“It’s a tight time frame,” he said. “We want the select committee of the legislature to be doing their things over the next several months to be able to report back to government in the fall because we need to be ready by July 2018.”That’s when new federal rules kick in.Boudreau said he supports the idea that a Crown corporation, similar to NB Liquor, should handle all sales.“This is essentially a brand new industry starting in New Brunswick, and to make sure that there are tight controls and oversight and supervision, a Crown corporation model is the model that is being recommended,” he said.However, Boudreau said cannabis would not be offered for sale within liquor stores.“I think there have been very strong arguments made that they should certainly be different points of sale. It wouldn’t be within liquor stores, even if it was a Crown corporation and even if it was managed by NB Liquor. It would be a different store front,” he said Wednesday.Green party Leader David Coon said NB Liquor promotes the sale of alcohol, and he worries it might also do the same with cannabis.“We need a significant effort to discourage use of cannabis among youth and those with mental illness,” he said. “We need to see an education campaign that strongly takes on the issues of public health risks, especially targeted at youth.”New Brunswick’s medical society has said the government needs to approach any public education programs with caution.“While the public certainly needs education on cannabis, including driving while high and the co-use of cannabis and alcohol, it must take such education to the public in a way that does not unintentionally encourage its use,” the society said in a report released earlier this year.Boudreau said cannabis sales could be good for the provincial economy, but his main concern is dealing with health and public safety.He said the cost of health and safety measures may actually offset what’s gained through cannabis sales.“Yet on the economic development side, on the job creation side and on the private sector investment side, I think there is some potential there to see some benefits for the province of New Brunswick,” he said.last_img read more

Your Chance To Live Under Stephen Colberts Desk With Jon Stewart

first_imgHere’s your chance to live under Stephen Colbert’s desk with Jon Stewart during a taping of The Late Show.Live Under Stephen Colbert’s Desk with Jon StewartFun fact: Jon Stewart has been living under Stephen Colbert’s desk since his departure from The Daily Show. More fun fact: You’re joining him there for the most cramped and hilarious time of your life! Forget behind the scenes, because you’re going underneath the scenes for a truly inside look at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. You’ll meet Stephen, hang out with Jon under the desk for a segment, ask that night’s guest a question and deliver one epic punchline that’s sure to bring down the house. And since Jon gets to tag along on Stephen’s show, you’ll also get to bring a friend of your own to cheer you on from VIP seats. Flights, hotel and nonstop laughs included.To be in to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, all you have to do is donate to NEXT for Autism through omaze.com. The more you donate, the more chances you have to win.NEXT for AUTISM is a nonprofit organization that transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching and supporting innovative programs. They believe that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. While many organizations engage in advocacy or fund scientific research, NEXT For AUTISM addresses the needs of people with autism and their families across the country right now. They create and support exceptional educational, clinical and vocational programs, all cutting-edge, all with an eye towards affecting fundamental shifts in current approaches to autism services. Autism now affects an estimated 1 in 68 American children. The need for support far exceeds the current services available. With your donation, NEXT for AUTISM can continue to address the needs of individuals and families living with autism right now.last_img read more

Annual SiriusXM Top Comic competition ups the ante with more cash prizes

first_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment TORONTO – SiriusXM Canada, the country’s leading audio entertainment company, today announced the return of the highly anticipated SiriusXM Top Comic competition in search of Canada’s best in comedy. New this year, the grand prize winner will receive international exposure with a guaranteed spot to perform at JFL Sydney in Australia, in addition to JFL42 (Toronto), JFL NorthWest (Vancouver), Just For Laughs Montreal and inclusion in a JFL TV taping airing on a Bell property network. The Grand Prize winner will also receive $25,000 from SiriusXM; and for the first time in the competition, the two runners-up will also receive cash prizes of $2,500 each. Advertisementcenter_img SiriusXM will select the 60 best comics and provide them with travel grants to audition in front of a live audience and a panel of industry judges, either in Toronto (May 22-24) or Calgary (May 29-31). Auditions will be hosted by Ben Miner and recorded for broadcast throughout North America on SiriusXM’s uncensored comedy channel, Canada Laughs (ch. 168).Three comics from each night will be selected by the judges to move on to the Semi-Finals while Canadians will have the chance to vote daily for their favourites. The six comics with the most votes, as well as two additional comics chosen by a panel of industry judges, will move on to compete as Finalists live on stage at the Top Comic Finale in Torontoduring Just For Laughs’ JFL42 festival, presented in association with SiriusXM.Top Comic is part of SiriusXM Canada’s ongoing initiatives to provide exposure to Canadian talent. Last year, New Westminster, BC’s Gavin Matts took home the title and grand prize, with Sterling Scott of Edmonton, AB and Graham Chittenden of Brantford, ON placing as runners-up. Previous winners include Chris Robinson, Faisal Butt, Pete Zedlacher, Eric Andrews, Matt O’Brien and Brian Stollery.Canada Laughs (ch. 168) features uncensored Canadian comedy 24/7 including stand-up, sketch and more, putting the spotlight on the rich pool of extraordinary talent from Canada. Canada Laughs is available to all Sirius and XM subscribers in Canada and across the U.S. and joins SiriusXM’s hilarious comedy lineup, including Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Radio, Comedy Central Radio, SiriusXM Comedy Greats, Raw Dog Comedy, Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup, Laugh USA and more.SiriusXM subscribers will be able to listen to Top Comic content on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to siriusxm.ca/streaming to learn more.About SiriusXM CanadaSirius XM Canada Holdings Inc., operating as SiriusXM Canada, is the country’s leading entertainment company. SiriusXM creates and offers commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; and exclusive talk and entertainment. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company and on smartphones and other connected devices as well as online at siriusxm.ca.Join SiriusXM Canada on Facebook at facebook.com/siriusxmcanada, on Twitter at @siriusxmcanada, on Instagram at @siriusxmcanada and on YouTube at youtube.com/siriusxmcanada.SiriusXM radios and accessories are available from retailers nationwide and online at SiriusXM. In addition, SiriusXM Music for Business provides commercial-free music to a variety of businesses. SiriusXM is also a leading provider of connected vehicles services, giving customers access to a suite of safety, security, and convenience services including automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery assistance, enhanced roadside assistance and turn-by-turn navigation.SiriusXM Canada has been designated one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies nine years in a row and is currently a Platinum Club Member. Login/Register With: “There’s no denying that Canada is home to some of the best in comedy, and we can’t wait to once again showcase and celebrate homegrown talent throughout the competition,” said Ben Miner, Canadian comic and host of SiriusXM’s Canada Laughs.  “We’re thrilled to be able to include an international performance opportunity for greater exposure on the world stage. For a comedian, the chance to perform at JFL Festivals across Canada, and internationally, can absolutely catapult their career.”Starting today at 10 am ET, Canadian comics can register at www.siriusxm.ca/topcomic where they will be able to submit a video of their best material. The deadline to register is Friday, April 27 at 11:59 pm ET. Twitterlast_img read more

Chandrayaan 2 to carry NASA science instrument

first_imgWashington: India’s second moon mission Chandrayaan 2, scheduled for launch in April, would be carrying a NASA science probe, the media reported. Chandrayaan 2 will carry NASA-owned laser retroreflector arrays that allow scientists to make precise measurements of the distance to the Moon, the US space agency officials said, during the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in Texas, the space.com reported. Besides Chandrayaan 2, the science instruments will also be flying to the Moon aboard the Israeli lander Beresheet, due to touch down April 11. Also Read – Swiggy now in 500 Indian cities, targets 100 more this year “We’re trying to populate the entire surface with as many laser reflector arrays as we can possibly get there,” Lori Glaze, Acting Director of the Planetary Science Division of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate was quoted as saying. Glaze did not provide a timeline for the partnership’s creation. “We were asked rather quickly if there was anything we wanted to contribute to that lander, and we were successful in roughly a two-week time period to come up with an agreement on it,” said Steve Clarke, the deputy associate administrator for exploration within the Science Mission Directorate. Also Read – New HP Pavilion x360 notebook with in-built Alexa in India Retroreflectors are essentially sophisticated mirrors. Scientists on Earth can shoot them with lasers and study the light that is reflected back. That signal can help pinpoint precisely where the lander is, which scientists can use to calculate its — and the Moon’s — distance from Earth. The 3,890-kg Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, to be launched onboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk-3, will orbit around the Moon to study its conditions and collect data of its topography, mineralogy and exosphere. The Rs 800-crore Chandrayaan-2 mission comes a decade after the maiden mission Chandrayaan-1 was launched on October 22, 2008 from India’s only spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The lander has been named “Vikram” as a tribute to the pioneer of India’s space programme and former ISRO chairman (1963-71) Vikram Sarabhai. When Chandrayaan-2’s rover lands on the Moon, India will become the fifth country in the world to achieve the feat after Soviet Union in 1959, the US in 1969, China in December 2013, and Israel in 2019.last_img read more

UN refugee agency says witchcraft allegations plague camps in southern Chad

Allegations of witchcraft are swirling around camps for internally displaced persons in Chad are causing further confusion and violence in the already chaotic atmosphere, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which has organized initiatives to combat accusations and confusion on the matter.When 11 refugees fell ill and died within a single week earlier this year at the Dosseye camp, host to over 5,500 of the 45,000 Central African Republic refugees in Chad, suspicions of witchcraft led to cases of assault and arson, the Geneva-based UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a news release.The problem stems from the fact that two-thirds of the refugees are ethnic Fulbé/Peul, “who recognize both the existence of witches and the role of the traditional healer and exorcist,” UNHCR said.In one incident, after three siblings died within an hour, a widowed mother of eight in the camp who is an ethnic Peul was attacked by 15 others who accused her of cursing the children.Josiane Nguerebaye, from UNHCR’s community services team, said after the 11 deaths – mostly from diarrhoea, malaria and malnutrition – “other refugees really lost faith in their ability to recover from illnesses and lost faith in modern medicines.” Many went exclusively to the traditional healers in the camps for treatment, and if they succumbed to their illnesses it was often explained as witchcraft.“People had stopped drinking the well water and started getting their water from the swamps and rivers around the camp. Others were either not going to the health clinic or were going there too late,” said the UNHCR official. “It caused huge [health] problems.”In response, the agency and its partners organized seven awareness sessions to try to end this vicious circle that had refugees turning away from modern medicine.“The sessions weren’t about the existence of witches or witchcraft, but instead focused on health, sanitation, community cohesion and the danger of accusing people without evidence,” explained Dosseye’s camp manager, Gatsia Tounakissia, who works for UNHCR’s partner, CARE International. 26 October 2007Allegations of witchcraft are swirling around camps for internally displaced persons in Chad are causing further confusion and violence in the already chaotic atmosphere, according to the United Nations refugee agency, which has organized initiatives to combat accusations and confusion on the matter. read more

Clothing retailer Lauras Shoppe Inc files for creditor protection plans to restructure

MONTREAL — Canadian retailer Laura’s Shoppe Inc. has filed for creditor protection as part of an effort to ensure its survival.The owner of 150 women’s clothing stores, under various Laura banners and Melanie Lyne, says it faced large losses in both 2012 and 2013 as it made changes to its merchandise lines that didn’t resonate with its customers.“Sales have since rebounded, but additional initiatives need to be put into place to complete the restructuring of the retailer’s operations,” the company said Tuesday in a statement.“Filing is one of the steps that has been taken to achieve this objective.”Tip Top Tailors owner acquires Jones New York stores in Canada: ‘I didn’t want to see another good brand go dark’Lower loonie to boost back-to-school spending — and Canadian retailers’ bottom linesLaura is considering the steps of its restructuring process, which will include closing underperforming stores, it said.Representatives for the company did not answer requests for comment or additional details.Laura, which was founded in 1930, is just the latest in a number of Canadian retailers who have been slammed with financial problems in recent months.Other popular clothing names like Jacob, Bikini Village, Mexx Canada, Smart Set and the owner of Nine West shoe stores in Canada have all faced severe financial problems or bankruptcy. read more

UN rights office warns DR Congo authorities against use of excessive force

“From the latest information we have managed to gather, at least five people are known to have been killed and 92 injured,” Liz Throssell, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters at the regular news briefing in Geneva.In addition, some 180 people were arrested – most have now been released.“The security forces allegedly fired live ammunition, rubber bullets and tear gas grenades, in some cases at point blank range,” she added. At the same time, Ms. Throssell said OHCHR believes the casualty figures from the 31 December demonstrations may be higher. “Our colleagues on the ground were denied access to morgues, hospitals and detention centres. They were sent away from these sites by defence and security forces, and so were unable to fully conduct their human rights monitoring work,” she elaborated. Security forces were also reported to have fired tear gas inside churches, stopped people attending religious services and stolen their personal property.“This is an alarming development that impinges on freedom of religion or belief,” she underscored, adding: “We call on the authorities to ensure that the security forces do not resort to excessive force when policing demonstrations, and that protests are handled in line with international standards.” Pointing out that “necessity, proportionality, non-discrimination and accountability are key principles that underpin the use of force for the management of peaceful assemblies,” Ms. Throssell maintained that the DRC Government must ensure that everyone is able to exercise their right to freedoms of association and peaceful assembly, opinion and expression. There should also be credible and independent investigations into alleged use of excessive force, and those responsible for human rights violations should be brought to justice. “We once again urge the authorities to engage in a constructive dialogue with the opposition and to ensure that the right of all Congolese to participate in the public affairs of their country are respected,” she concluded. read more

Warning over morningafter pill as 400 unwanted pregnancies revealed

first_imgLevonorgestrel – marketed under brands including Levonelle and Plan B – has to be taken within 72 hours (three days) of unprotected sex.The drugs that can interfere with it include carbamazepine, barbiturates, primidone, phenytoin for epilepsy, rifampicin and rifabutin for TB, ritonavir and efavirenz for HIV, drugs for fungal infections, including griseofulvin, and any herbal remedies containing St John’s Wort, which is used to treat depression.The watchdog said it first became aware of the issue in 2014, and had issued the new advice after a review by the European Medicines Agency, which completed in May of this year.The new information sheet will be available through GP surgeries and pharmacies. Women taking common medications may not be able to rely on a single dose of the morning-after pill, experts warnedCredit:Alamy ‘This is important new advice for women who want to use the emergency contraceptive pill. It will help to protect women who are taking certain medicines against unwanted pregnancies.’ Feet in bed  Women who take the morning-after pill are being warned that those taking common medications may need a double dose after research found 400 unwanted pregnancies.Medicines regulators have issued a public warning, explaining that some medicines and herbal remedies can interfere with the emergency contraception.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued new guidance over the pill after research found hundreds of unwanted pregnancies among those taking it.The MHRA said that women taking medicines for epilepsy, herbal remedies containing St John’s Wort, and drugs for fungal infections might need a double dose of the emergency contraceptive for it to be effective.center_img “Our new patient information sheet provides information on what types of medicines could interfere with how the emergency contraceptive works.”It tells women what steps they need to take to ensure they receive the correct dose.”The earlier that emergency contraception is taken after unprotected intercourse, the better it works.”The MHRA said it had data on 400 unwanted pregnancies in women taking levonorgestrel since it was first licensed in the 1970s.  A spokesman said it was not clear how many of these pregnancies were due to interactions with other drugs, but said research had found a link. Drugs for tuberculosis and HIV were also found to interfere with the effectiveness of the pills. The watchdog said that the non-hormonal coil was the most suitable form of emergency contraception for many of those taking the daily medications.But if this was not possible, a double dose of the morning after pill was recommended, experts said.Dr Sarah Branch, deputy director of MHRA’s vigilance and risk management of medicines division, said: “This is important new advice for women who want to use the emergency contraceptive pill.”It will help to protect women who are taking certain medicines against unwanted pregnancies. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged

She is a Bollywood megastar who has crossed into American TV and films, while he is a singer, songwriter and actor (AFP/ Getty Images)BBC– Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra have confirmed they are engaged after just a few months together.The Texan singer, formerly part of the Jonas Brothers, and the Bollywood superstar held a private engagement ceremony in Mumbai on Saturday. Both wore traditional Indian clothes.The pair’s engagement has been rumoured for about three weeks but they had not confirmed it until now.No date has yet been announced for the wedding.The couple shared identical photos from the ceremony on their respective Instagram pages, with Jonas calling Chopra the “future Mrs Jonas”.Their engagement is one of a rash of recent quick celebrity engagements.Earlier this year, singer Ariana Grande and comedian Pete Davidson decided after a few weeks of dating that they would get married, and last month singer Justin Bieber got engaged to a former flame, model Hailey Baldwin, who he got back together with very recently.Chopra won the Miss World pageant in 2000 and went on to make more than 50 films in India, alongside superstars like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, becoming one of Bollywood’s highest-paid actresses, with many awards and accolades.Time magazine named her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world two years ago, and last year Forbes magazine included her in a list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.She broke in to acting in the US with a role in the TV series Quantico and film roles in Ventilator, Baywatch and A Kid like Jake.And she was a guest of Meghan Markle in the wedding of 2018.Jonas was part of a band with his brothers Joe and Kevin and got a big following on the Disney Channel. He has since gone solo. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMeghan Markle reportedly approves of Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas’ engagementJuly 29, 2018In “Entertainment”Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas marry in IndiaDecember 1, 2018In “Entertainment”Newly-wed Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas have Hindu ceremonyDecember 2, 2018In “Entertainment” read more

Six millions darbres plantés en un jour en Macédoine

first_imgSix millions d’arbres plantés en un jour en MacédoineMercredi, les Macédoniens ont planté près de six millions d’arbres lors de la huitième édition d’une action visant à développer la sensibilité écologique de la population. L’opération a de nouveau été une vraie réussite. Dans le cadre d’une campagne intitulée “Le jour de l’arbre – Plante ton avenir !”, la Macédoine a organisé aujourd’hui la huitième édition d’une opération bien spéciale : elle a invité tous ses habitants à venir planter un arbre sur l’un des quelques 400 sites prévus à cet effet. À lire aussiCes 18 arbres sont les plus extraordinaires de la planèteEt pour cela, elle avait mis toutes les chances de son côté pour que l’opération mobilise le maximum de personnes, déclarant même le mercredi jour férié. Ainsi, malgré le mauvais temps, la pluie et le brouillard, des milliers de citoyens et de responsables macédoniens se sont rendus à proximité des villes, des villages, des lacs artificiels ou naturels, des parcs nationaux et le long des routes nationales ou régionales pour planter pas moins de 6 millions d’arbres. Un total qui s’ajoute aux chiffres des opérations précédentes. Depuis la création de cette action en 2008, quelque 44 millions d’arbres ont été plantés par les habitants à travers le pays.  Le 23 novembre 2011 à 19:24 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Stephen King wrote a tale of misery about Batman and Robin

first_imgBatman has had many great writers pen stories about him for decades, however, most of these authors have been comic book writers. It is rare when a novelist writes anything about a superhero, so when you hear that none other than Stephen King himself wrote a story about Batman and Robin, you take notice.A 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine featured a story by Stephen King called “The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.” This tale, which was eventually included in a compilation book of other short stories, centers around a son and his father who has Alzheimer’s. Because of the disease, the man has a hard time remembering things. The one thing he does remember is the time he and his son dressed up like Batman and Robin for Halloween. The heart of the story is about what happens to them on that night.This story is the focus of NPR’s newest podcast, Too Hot for Radio. On the premiere episode, actor Stephen Lang narrates the story using his naturally gravely voice. The tale is bookended by host Aparna Nancherla interviewing Stephen King expert, Stu Tinker. You can listen to that episode down below.It may seem unusual for Stephen King to write a story about Batman, but the author has actually been a fan of The Caped Crusader his entire life. In an essay he wrote back in 1986, King describes why he prefers Batman over Superman. Like many, King relates to Batman more than the last son of Krypton because he is a regular human being. Sure, Batman is rich, physically perfect, and has a wide array of fancy gadgets, but he is still just a man. And of course, the fact that Batman is “sinister” is another aspect that appeals to the famous horror author.The story may not be about the actual Batman and Robin, but it is a heartfelt tale that — like Batman — most people will be able to relate to.last_img read more

Take part in exclusive pensions research

first_imgHow are you supporting staff planning for their retirement? How do you feel Brexit will impact pensions?Have your say in the exclusive Employee Benefits/Close Brothers Pensions research 2016, which aims to help you benchmark your organisation’s pensions strategy.We are particularly interested in hearing about your approach to pensions communication, changes to the lifetime and annual allowances, auto-re-enrolment, and the impact that the pension flexibilities have had upon your organisation’s pensions strategy.This is your opportunity to tell us what your organisation is doing and gain an insight into how your approach compares to market peers and organisations in other sectors.The online survey will be open until Friday 30 September 2016.As a thank you for taking part, we will enter you into a prize draw to win £100-worth of retail vouchers. For your chance to win, fill in your details at the end of the survey.The research findings will be available online in November and will be sent to subscribers with the November 2016 issue of Employee Benefits magazine.Complete the survey today.last_img read more

Facebook mishandled phone numbers facial recognition FTC to reportedly allege

first_img Politics Tech Industry Security Facebook FTC The FTC will reportedly allege Facebook deceived users about its use of their phone numbers. Angela Lang/CNET Facebook misled users about how it handled their phone numbers and gave insufficient information about a photo tagging tool, the Federal Trade Commission will reportedly allege in a complaint. The complaint will go along with a settlement the FTC reached with the social media giant last week, according to a Tuesday report by The Washington Post. In the complaint, regulators express concern with Facebook’s previous use of two-factor authentication, which provides users with a one-time password via text when they log on to the platform. Some advertisers were able to target Facebook users who added that contact information, perhaps without the users’ knowledge, people familiar with the matter told the Post. The FTC will also reportedly allege that Facebook didn’t provide enough information to users about being able to turn off a tool for identifying and suggesting photo tags. Sources told the Post they expect the FTC’s complaint and settlement with Facebook to be announced Wednesday. As part of the settlement, Facebook will reportedly be fined a record-setting $5 billion for its alleged privacy mishaps. The FTC began investigating Facebook last year following revelations that Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, accessed data from as many as 87 million Facebook users without their permission. The agency is looking into whether Facebook violated an agreement with the US government in which it pledged to improve its privacy practices.The FTC declined to comment. Facebook didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. 0 Share your voice Post a comment Tagslast_img read more

BSE closes points 2708 up on November 19

first_imgNew Delhi, November 19 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.08 points up to stand at 20877.82. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 14.35 points up to stand at 6,203.35. Jaypee Infratech Ltd. and MMTC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.88% and 6.70% along with Apollo Tyres and Jubilant Food works Ltd. with an increase of 6.69% and 5.47% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include MCX and Adani Enterprises Ltd with a decrease of 4.08% and 2.90% along with Torrent Power Ltd. and Pipavav Defence with a decrease of 2.88% and 2.37% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 11.66 points at 12,234.41, while the banking sector is up 44.06, points at 12,758.8 and the realty sector is up 20.14 points at 1,356.11.The Indian currency is up 0.56% at Rs 62.06 per dollar.last_img read more

Mohammad Kaif meets Katrina Kaif and clears their relationship status Twitter reacts

first_imgWatch it bro! Your wife follows you on twitter— Priyatham (@priyathamr) 4 June 2019 Finally the Kaif’s meet. PS- As clarified earlier, abhi tak koi rishta nahi , except insaaniyat ka 🙂 pic.twitter.com/5lK1cLHlEq — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 4 June 2019 Katrina Kaif and Mohammad Kaif in the cricket studio.TwitterFormer Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif happened to meet Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif in a cricket studio in London and shared a picture on Twitter, after which all hell broke loose on the social networking site. Mohammad Kaif sort of cleared the air on speculations of them being related or possibly being in a relationship in the future because of a common surname.”Finally the Kaif’s meet. PS- As clarified earlier, abhi tak koi rishta nahi , except insaaniyat ka 🙂 (sic)”, said Mohammad Kaif. This sends fans in a tizzy on Twitter, as to what he meant by “abhi tak” (not yet), since he is already married.In September 2018, in an #AskKaif session on Twitter, a fan had directly asked Mohammad Kaif if he was related to Katrina Kaif. “Sir are you related to Katrina Kaif? If not, then do you think there’s a chance in the future? 😉 #AskKaif (sic),” the fan had asked, to which Mohammad Kaif had replied that they were “not related yet” although he is already married. Mohammad Kaif had replied to the question as “Not related yet 🙂 Baaki, already happily married. But heard an interesting story of how Katrina got her surname Kaif, according to that story it has a connection with my name.”According to the Bollywood grapevine, Katrina Kaif’s father’s name is Mohammad Kaif but since he is estranged from her mother Suzanne Turquotte, she used her mother’s surname. Hence, when she came to India, her name was Katrina Turquotte but was changed by Ayesha Shroff, the producer of her first movie Boom, to Katrina Kaif. The actress is also rumoured to have said that she took the last name Kaif as the cricketer was famous back then.But Katrina Kaif’s information on Google says that her father’s name is indeed Mohammad Kaif and that he is of Kashmiri origin, though there is no confirmation or denial from Katrina. Well, at least there is confirmation from Mohammad Kaif the cricketer that he is not related to Katrina and that he is happily married! Still, he was reminded by fans that his wife follows him on Twitter! “Watch it, bro! Your wife follows you on twitter”, a fan said. While another said, “Who said koi rishta nahi? We all Indians are brother and sisters.”Take a look at some of the reactions.Finally the Kaif’s meet.PS- As clarified earlier, abhi tak koi rishta nahi , except insaaniyat ka 🙂 pic.twitter.com/5lK1cLHlEq— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) 4 June 2019 Kaif meet Kaif— Aman Bedha (@amanbedha) 4 June 2019 Both Kaifs’ career took a huge stardom from London; #KatrinaKaif from the movie Namaste London, @MohammadKaif from NatWest final on @HomeOfCricket Lord’s London!— ASHISH TRIPATHI (@TripathiThunder) 4 June 2019 Mohammad Katrina.— Voice of Assam (@VoiceOfAxom) 4 June 2019 Who said koi rishta nahi? We all Indians are brother and sisters. — Venky (@Leg_Cutter) 4 June 2019last_img read more

State Commission On Judicial Conduct Suspends Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal

first_imgScreengrabMontgomery County Road Bond Project MapThe State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Tuesday suspended Montgomery County Judge Craig Doyal without pay.A grand jury indicted Doyal last Friday on misdemeanor charges that he violated the Texas Open Meetings Act. The grand jury also indicted Precinct 2 Commissioner Charlie Riley and Precinct 4 Commissioner Jim Clark.They are accused of improperly exchanging emails concerning the county’s $280 million road bond that voters passed in November.“It is a rare thing for the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to suspend somebody, because they only take that action when they are uniformly convinced that something is definitely wrong,” said Brandon Rottinghaus, who teaches political science at the University of Houston. “They typically use public sanctions, or private sanctions as a mechanism to try to coerce the individual involved to change their ways.”Punishment for the charge is up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.If convicted, the men will be removed from office. Sharelast_img read more

Developers cant take investors for a ride Apex Court

first_img“You cannot be holding back money of investors who do not want to be relocated in other projects… Developers can’t take investors for a ride. If they want refund of their investments, can we deny them this relief,” a bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu said. Terming it a victory of the investors, office bearers of RWA Emerald Court, the welfare association which had moved the court against the wrong doing, said that the guilty persons must be punished. Also Read – Company director arrested for swindling Rs 345 crore“The court’s order is in pursuance of Allahabad High Court which has already declared construction of twin towers as illegal. As the high court has prosecuted the guilty, we hope the same from the apex court in the next hearing. With the order to return the whole amount with annual compound interest, our stand has been proved, finally,” said Vashisth Sharma, an office bearer.The court in its order said: “We direct the respondent (Supertech) to refund the amount sought by the petitioners. Principal amount shall be paid in 30 days,” the bench, which also comprised Justice A K Sikri, stated. The apex court also directed the company to refund the interest within 60 days after the principal amount is paid to the investors. Also Read – Man who cheated 20 women on matrimonial websites arrestedEarlier, it had directed Supertech to give back money within a month to the flat owners who had sought refund of their investments, after the 40-storey residential twin towers Apex and Ceyane in Noida were directed to be demolished by the Allahabad High Court.Holding that flat owners cannot be forced to remain in a limbo and wait indefinitely due to litigation, the bench had also directed the company to pay compound interest at the rate of 14 per cent per annum to the allottees by the end of October, 2014. It had turned down the plea of Supertech which had contended that it was not in a position to pay back the money as the interest part has grown more than the principal. The price of the flats, located in the outskirts of Delhi, ranged from Rs 65 lakh to Rs 1.25 crore.last_img read more

Sunshine Coast Airport named AsiaPacifics best airport

first_imgSunshine Coast Airport named Asia-Pacific’s best airport under 10 million passengersSunshine Coast Airport’s tremendous success, progress and achievements over the past year has seen it named the Asia-Pacific Small Airport of the Year in the CAPA Asia Pacific Aviation Awards for Excellence announced at a ceremony held in Singapore.Sunshine Coast Airport was recognised in the category for airports with fewer than 10 million passengers for performance and strong industry leadership during the last 12 months.Mayor Mark Jamieson said the acknowledgement by independent international aviation industry experts was very high praise for Sunshine Coast Airport.“This achievement further demonstrates the regard in which Sunshine Coast Airport is held throughout the Asia-Pacific region,” Mayor Jamieson said“After receiving the Routes Asia 2017 Marketing Award in March, an award like this strengthens our airport’s international reputation as a leader in the aviation field and adds to the momentum of our airport expansion plans.”The award was accepted by Sunshine Coast Airport general manager Peter Pallot at a ceremony attended by airport and airline representatives from across Asia.Welcoming the announcement, Mr Pallot said the award was an incredible accomplishment and one he and the team were very proud of.“Less than 12 months ago we hit the one million passenger mark in a year for the first time in our history, and now we have been recognised as the best in a category with airports up to 10 times our size,” Mr Pallot said“This is a fantastic achievement resulting from the hard work of our small and dedicated team.“We have worked hard to build strong and valued relationships with our airline and tourism industry partners to provide services that work for our community and ensure the success of our airport and our region.“To receive the 2017 CAPA Asia Pacific Small Airport of the Year award is an incredible honour.“We thank all the partners and stakeholders that have supported us and made this achievement possible.”Source = Sunshine Coast Airportlast_img read more

Man pleads guilty to fight that caused brain damage

first_imgA 24-year-old Russian man has pleaded guilty to charges of assault and causing grievous bodily harm, after hitting and causing brain damage to a 49-year-old Greek Cypriot man last year when he saw the latter kissing his girlfriend.The incident took place in April 2017 in Ayia Napa, where the suspect was holidaying with his girlfriend, also from Russia.Larnaca criminal court heard that the 49-year-old, who is from Nicosia, had gone to a pub in Ayia Napa with a friend of his, where he met the 24-year-old’s girlfriend, who did not mention to him that she was with another man. After having some drinks, the 49-year-old and the woman left the pub, and on their way to her apartment, they started kissing in the street.The suspect, when he saw them, went over and hit the 49-year-old on the neck, took his girlfriend and left. The incident was recorded by surveillance cameras in the area.The 49-year-old did not immediately suffer any symptoms from the blow, but five days later he was unable to speak, and fainted while at work. He was rushed to the Nicosia general hospital, where he was diagnosed with split carotid artery that caused ischemia and damage to the brain.Although he is being treated, the 49-year-old is now able to only speak small words or phrases while no substantial improvement in his condition is expected, Politis said.You May LikeHealthy GeorgeAt 48, Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos Are Living In This Not So Modest HouseHealthy GeorgeUndoIT Gadget7 Cool Camping Gear & Gadgets – IT GadgetIT GadgetUndoRelocation TargetHow to Find a Cheap FlightRelocation TargetUndo Film review: Child’s Play ***UndoLicences for ENI and Total to explore block sevenUndoFamagusta municipality says Varosha entry goes against UN regulationsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more