How did you assess Sanjay Dutt’s conduct, High Court asks Maharashtra government

first_imgMonths after actor Sanjay Dutt walked out of Yerwada Jail, the Bombay High Court on Monday directed the State to file an affidavit on what ground he was let out eight months before time.A Division Bench of Justice R.M. Sawant and Justice Sadhana Jadhav was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Pradeep Bhalekar, chairperson of Samajik Karyakarta Saurakhan Samiti. The petition alleged that Mr. Dutt was given a special treatment by being allowed to go scot-free. There are 27,740 prisoners in the state who deserve to be released on the same ground. The petition also said the actor has already benefited a lot from furlough and parole.“The remission granted to Mr. Dutt is wrong and illegal,” said the PIL.Appearing for the petitioner, advocate Nitin Satpute said, “What was the good behaviour and conduct that were held as the ground for granting him remission and reducing his sentence? What about all the other convicts, especially those in petty offences, who are rotting in jail? They have also filed applications seeking remission, but there has been no order on those.”A day after the jail superintendent announced that Mr. Dutt would be let out on February 25, 2016, Mr. Bhalekar had written a letter to acting Chief Justice V.K. Tahilaramani about this.The court directed the government to file an affidavit on what defines good behaviour and who is the sanctioning authority of the pre-mature release. “Was the Deputy Inspector General of Police consulted or did the jail superintendent directly send his recommendations to the Governor? How did the authorities assess good behaviour?” The matter was adjourned to July 3.According to the Maharashtra Home Department, he was given remission (reduction of sentence) on account of good conduct. During his time in jail, Mr. Dutt was granted parole of 90 days in December 2013 and later for 30 days.The actor was convicted for illegal possession of an automatic assault rifle, part of cache of arms and ammunition that landed ahead of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people were killed.last_img read more

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Torrential rain batters coastal Odisha

first_imgTorrential rain battered the coastal region of Odisha on Thursday, worsening the deluge and disrupting normal life in the State.Although heavy rains sent several rivers into spate, the office of the Special Relief Commissioner said there was no possibility of large-scale floods except in a few areas in Keonjhar district where the Baitarani river was flowing above the danger mark.“There was very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall in some coastal districts of Odisha in the last 24 hours ending on Thursday morning. Theaverage rainfall in the State was 54.9 mm,” said the SRC analysing the situation.Average rainfall (more than 100 mm) was recorded in five districts — Kendrapara (271.7 mm), Jagatsinghpur (236.1 mm), Jajpur (137 mm), Cuttack (113.5 mm) and Bhadrak (105.7 mm). Ersama block of Jagatsinghpur recorded the highest 450 mm rain during the last 24 hours.“All major rivers are flowing below the danger level. Only Baitarani river is flowing above the warning level at Akhuapada. There has been waterlogging in Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Jajpur districts which have received extremely heavy rainfall,” said SRC Bishnupada Sethi.Waterlogging was also reported on the campus of Sun Temple in Konark.The Archaeological Survey of India deployed four high-powered motors to pump out the water from the campus.The Cuttack district administration ordered closure of educational institutes in view of heavy rain on Thursday.More rains predictedThe Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall on Friday. “The depression over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining West Bengal and north coastal Odisha moved slightly westwards and intensified into a deep depression. It is very likely to continue to move west/north-west and weaken gradually during the next 24 hours,” it said.last_img read more

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Eurotech integrates Infineon TPM to enable end-to-end security for IoT Edge Solutions

first_imgEurotech teams up with Infineon Technologies to offer utmost protection of IoT Edge solutions. Infineon’s Trusted Platform Module integrated on Eurotech’s IoT Edge Gateways protects their device identity. This is especially important for the initial provisioning and continuous life-cycle management to public Cloud service platforms.Eurotech will include Infineon’s OPTIGA TPM 2.0 SLB9670 in its broad range of Multi-service IoT Edge Gateways. The TPM acts as a vault for sensitive data such as the digital identity in connected devices and so significantly reduces the risk of data and production losses due to cyberattacks. To simplify the adoption of the TPM in IoT Edge applications, Eurotech and Infineon also offer an integrated hardware and software environment. Eurotech Multi-service IoT Edge Gateways will feature TPM 2.0 support in their Everyware Linux operating system and in their Everyware Software Framework (ESF), the IoT Edge Framework distributed and supported by Eurotech. Furthermore, Eurotech Multi-service IoT Edge Gateways powered by ESF will offer a simplified, user friendly TPM 2.0 device provisioning to Microsoft Az-ure IoT and other cloud services without requiring the development of complex edge applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous ST: fuel-injection reference design compliant with new emission regulation for small enginesNext congatec presents 10 new high-end modules for embedded edge computinglast_img read more

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Shaw appears to poke fun at Mourinho-Pogba rift

first_imgManchester United defender Luke Shaw has taken to Twitter to make a cheeky jibe hinting at the rift between Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho.The full-back featured in United’s 3-1 victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon – a result that ensured Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recorded a win in his first home match as Reds manager.Pogba was instrumental in the victory, having scored what proved to be a vital brace. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? After the match Shaw uploaded a photograph of the Frenchman celebrating with his teammates on Twitter with the caption: “When you post something by accident on insta”, referencing a controversial post from Pogba in the aftermath of Mourinho’s dismissal.When you post something by accident on insta pic.twitter.com/7UFfKaGsZ7— Luke Shaw (@LukeShaw23) December 26, 2018The World Cup winner posted a photo of himself smirking shortly after news of the Portuguese manager’s departure broke, with the caption “Caption this”.The photograph was deleted shortly afterwards and the 25-year-old claimed that it had been a scheduled post, and not a jibe at his ex-manager.Mourinho and Pogba endured a tumultuous and well-documented relationship during their time together at Old Trafford.Earlier in the season the midfielder was told that he would not captain United again while Mourinho was in charge and the two were filmed in a tense and frosty exchange at Carrington during a training session.Pogba failed to start any of the 55-year-old’s final three matches at the helm, and did not feature at all in the win over Fulham or the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool that heralded the end of Mourinho’s tenure.Shaw had also endured a torrid time under the ex-Chelsea boss. After suffering a broken leg in a Europa League match under Louis van Gaal, the England international struggled to impress his new boss upon his return to fitness, and failed to make an impression in the earlier days of Mourinho’s tenure.After a long battle to turn his United career around, the 23-year-old became a regular under the Portuguese manager and was offered a five-year contract extension in October of this year, but was still often criticised openly by Mourinho. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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ESPN’s Playoff Analyst Updates Her Top 4 After Georgia’s Loss To Alabama

first_imgHeather Dinich of ESPN.Georgia lost a heartbreaker to Alabama in the SEC title game on Saturday night, and as a result, the Bulldogs may have spoiled their chance to qualify for the College Football Playoff this year. Let’s take a look at one of ESPN’s top analysts has right now for the four-team field.Heather Dinich, whose job is to cover the playoff and the selection committee, took to Twitter with an update to her top four. Her rankings, seen below, are as-of Alabama’s win over Georgia.The Clemson vs. Pitt game and the Ohio State vs. Northwestern game had not started when she tweeted them out.As you’ll see, she has Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Oklahoma. She has Georgia out after their loss to the Crimson Tide.My prediction as of right this second: 1. Bama, 2. Clemson, 3. ND, 4. OU … will update as games play out.— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) December 2, 2018Ohio State is also out of her field. The Buckeyes will need an impressive win over Northwestern to stay in the conversation.The selection committee likely has its toughest job yet on Sunday morning. It’s possible there are six teams – Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Georgia – will valid claims as to why they should get in.We’ll find out at Noon ET on Sunday.last_img read more

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Damen Shipyards to Upgrade 3D Seismic Vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’

first_img Print  Close zoom Ship repair and conversion yard Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shipyards Group, received a contract for the propulsion upgrade of the 3D Seismic Vessel ‘Polarcus Naila’. The ultra-modern vessel will arrive at Shipdock in February 2014 for its six-week conversion.In addition to the propulsion upgrade the vessel will also undergo modification works in order to be classified as a Special Purpose Ship. Furthermore, the scope of work includes Ballast Water Treatment installation, installation of a new workboat and davits, relocation of the MOB and the 5-year special survey.Pre-fabrication works on the two gondola’s, which need to be fitted to the vessel, have already started at Niron Staal and will be completely outfitted before arrival of the vessel at the yard. Niron Staal, alsp part of Damen Shipyards Group, is a specialised steel construction and machining company located in the Port of Amsterdam on the premises of Shipdock.“The real show will start at the end of February 2014 when the vessel will be taken out of production and will dock at the yard for a 35 day period in which the conversion works will be realized. Taking day rates of a Seismic Survey Vessel into account, time literally is money and the vessel will need to be back in business as soon as possible. It is therefore not surprising that Polarcus decided to bring the vessel to Shipdock Amsterdam, fully aware of the management and technical capabilities, due to experiences in the past“, according to Flip van der Waal, General Manager Shipdock Amsterdam.Polarcus and Shipdock have been in business since 2010. The relation between the companies became stronger since then and formed the basis for the successful booking of the upgrade conversion job. Damen Shipyards, December 17, 2013 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My locationlast_img read more

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Aegean Marine Petroleum Acquires German Bunker Supplier

first_imgzoom Greek marine fuel logistics company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has acquired German bunker supplier Obast Bunkering & Trading.Following the acquisition of Obast, Aegean has launched a new service center in Rostock that will serve all German Baltic Sea ports and Southern Scandinavian ports.The operations at Rostock will be managed by the existing team at Obast.“We are pleased to announce the launch of our new service center in Rostock, which strengthens our existing presence in Germany and will enhance the flexibility and reach of our global marine fuel platform,” E. Nikolas Tavlarios, President of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, said.In the first quarter of 2016, the company also expanded its operations to the South American market. From the office located in Brazil, Aegean manages an asset-light physical supply and back-to-back trading model in the region.last_img read more

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ISIS Leader Abu Bakr alBaghdadi Killed in Raqqa Air Strike

Rabat – Major new sources have reported that the world’s most wanted terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi , was killed in a coalition air strike in Raqqa Saturday.The reports are being met with a certain degree of skepticism, however, as this is not the first time the terror kingpin has been reported killed.Syrian television published the initial report. It remains unconfirmed for now, as ISIS has not yet released a statement. Nor has there been any response from the US-led coalition force. Raqqa 24, an organization of Syrina activists, have confirmed that airstrikes in Raqqa killed at least seven civilians but made no mention of Al-Baghdadi.Born in Samarra, Iraq, in 1971, Al-Baghdadi joined the insurgency in 2003, which cropped up following the US-led invasion of Iraq. He went on to become the world’s most hunted terrorist, with a $25-million-dollar bounty on his head.According to coalition intelligence, he had been in hiding in Mosul but escaped when the Coalition launched their main offensive in the city. It was thought that he had fled to Raqqa.Syrian tv reports have also claimed that Al-Baghdadi’s deputy, Ayad al-Jamaili, was killed in an air strike near the Syrian border.Back in December, US Petagon spokesman, Peter Cook, told CNN that the coalition was determined to “deliver him the justice he deserves.”“We’re doing everything we can,” he said at the time. “This is something we’re spending a lot of time on.”Just last Spring, US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, predicted a gruesome end for Baghdadi. “Nearly all of Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi’s deputies are now dead, including the masterminds behind the attacks in Brussels, Paris and elsewhere. It is only a matter of time before Baghdadi himself meets the same fate.”This is breaking news and will be updated as new details come to light. read more

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Invisible Soldiers Risk Their Lives in Winterisation Missions El Othmani

Rabat – As winterisation missions continue in various isolated regions in Morocco, Head of Government Saad Eddine El Othmani opened today’s Government Council thanking “the invisible soldiers” who risk their lives to give aid to snow-capped villages.A number of employees from various ministerial departments, administrative and institutional “worked in critical conditions to provide aid in a number of regions,” said El Othmani.The Royal Armed Forces, the auxiliary forces and others departments  “have made great efforts to lessen isolation, deliver aid, and take care of a number of areas that have been surrounded by snow,” Othmani indicated. He pointed out that all of the departments and institutions concerned conducted a “special mobilization mission,” responding to royal instructions.A statement from the Ministry of Interior indicated that King Mohammed VI ordered government officials to take steps to open up affected areas and provide assistance to inhabitants.Othmani said that, under the instructions of the King, the Government follows “almost daily and continuously the situation of citizens in the snow-encircled areas.”“The work was persistent,” he said, adding that “due to heavy snowfall, the roads were cut off, resulting in some losses,” referring to a staff member of the Ministry of Equipment, who had been seriously injured during his work and later died.However, “despite the challenges imposed by harsh weather conditions,”  Othmani said that “there are soldiers who work in very critical conditions and who deserve our special greetings, for the big role they play in providing aid.”According to a statement from the Ministry of Interior, Morocco’s winterization relief project has  provided aid in form of food, blankets, and medical assistance to a total of 51,710 families across several provinces since November 2017.The aid mainly centered in the provinces of Al Haouz, Al Hoceima, Beni Mellal, Azilal, Boulemane, Chefchaouen, Khenifra, Ifrane, Midelt, Taourirt, Taroudant, Taza, Tinghir, Sefrou, Chichaoua, Guercif, Errachidia, and Ouarzazate read more

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Oil prices remain supported after survey points to growth in US manufacturing

Oil prices remain supported after survey points to growth in US manufacturing The price of oil remained supported Tuesday by a report showing a rebound in U.S. manufacturing for the first time in four months.By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 18 cents to US$92.66 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.The contract closed up 29 cents at $92.48 in New York on Monday after a report showed U.S. manufacturing grew in September for the first time in four months.In London, Brent crude, used to price international varieties of oil, was down 8 cents to $112.11 on the ICE Futures exchange.“As there is still an oversupply of oil, prices are unlikely to make lasting gains for the time being,” said a report from Commerzbank in Frankfurt.Some analysts said the lift in oil prices following the Federal Reserve’s announcement of a third round of bond buying on Sept. 13 was starting to wane.Instead, the focus would likely “return to the deterioration in underlying economic and financial conditions that made the additional stimulus necessary in the first place,” analysts at Capital Economics said in an email commentary.Last month, the Fed announced another round of bond buying, known as quantitative easing, and said it would consider providing additional support to the U.S. economy until the labour market showed substantial improvement.A glimpse of the U.S. jobs picture will come Friday, when the US Labour Department releases employment data for September.In other Nymex energy futures trading:— Natural gas rose 1.7 cents to $3.497 per 1,000 cubic feet.— Heating oil added 0.53 cent to $3.1411 per gallon.— Wholesale gasoline fell 2.69 cents to $2.8932 per gallon.___Pamela Sampson in Bangkok contributed to this story.(TSX:ECA, TSX:IMO, TSX:SU, TSX:HSE, NYSE:BP, NYSE:COP, NYSE:XOM, NYSE:CVX, TSX:CNQ, TSX:TLM, TSX:COS.UN, TSX:CVE) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by News Staff Posted Oct 2, 2012 8:58 am MDT read more

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European lawmakers set to adopt banker bonus cap laws to strengthen banks

European lawmakers set to adopt banker bonus cap, laws to strengthen banks’ capital buffers by The Associated Press Posted Apr 16, 2013 5:18 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BRUSSELS – The European Parliament is set to vote in favour of financial reforms including legislation to cap bankers’ bonuses.The proposal will limit bonus payments at one year’s base salary or double that if a large majority of a bank’s shareholders agrees. The rule, which comes into force next year, will also apply to European units of foreign banks and the employees of EU banks working overseas.Lawmakers in Strasbourg on Tuesday were expected to widely back the proposal and pass a sweeping package of financial laws that will force banks in the 27-nation European Union to strengthen their capital buffers.The measures also lay important groundwork for a centralized banking supervisor for the eurozone, which is a cornerstone of the 17-country currency bloc’s effort to tackle its debt crisis. read more

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Ban pledges UN commitment to stable prosperous Mali in message to Brussels

“Addressing the crisis in Mali goes beyond addressing security threats. It will require tackling deep-rooted political, social and development challenges,” Mr. Ban told the High-level Conference on Support and Development of Mali, in a message delivered by Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).“Mali’s leaders must work together in the framework of an inclusive national dialogue with the common goals of re-establishing the legitimacy and full authority of the Malian State across its entire territory; providing security and basic services for the population, and ensuring that Mali’s territory is not used as a platform for the further emergence of extremism, terrorism and other threats to its neighbours and itself,” he added.The conference was organized by the Governments of France and Mali as well as the European Commission to better coordinate international support as Mali emerges from its recent crisis. Northern Mali was occupied by radical Islamists after fighting broke out in January 2012 between Government forces and Tuareg rebels. The conflict uprooted hundreds of thousands of people and prompted the Malian Government to request assistance from France to stop the military advance of extremist groups.While security has greatly improved following the actions of French and African military forces which helped push Islamists and other militants out of the cities they had seized, much remains to be done to restore Mali’s constitutional order and territorial integrity. While military operations and stabilization are essential, the UN has consistently stated that political progress is the key to any lasting solution.Last month the Security Council approved a 12,600-strong UN peacekeeping operation to take over from the African-led mission in Mali on 1 July. The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) is tasked with supporting the political process in the country, in close coordination with the African Union and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).The Mission will help the Malian authorities to implement the transitional roadmap towards the full restoration of constitutional order, democratic governance and national unity. This includes the holding of elections in July, confidence-building and facilitation of reconciliation at the national and local levels.Mr. Ban noted that the upcoming establishment of MINUSMA demonstrates the commitment of the international community to help Mali lay the foundations for durable peace and security. “We count on our Malian partners to use this opportunity to promote a sustainable and inclusive political process that will lead to improved governance, including elections – for which resources need to be mobilized – national cohesion and reconciliation, and long-term development.To support the Government’s efforts, the UN in Mali has prepared the Joint UN Framework to Support the Transition, which defines the collective and integrated response of the world body to the Government’s priorities. The Joint Framework is aligned with the Plan for the Sustainable Recovery of Mali, which contains 12 priorities reflecting the commitment of Mali’s authorities to restore territorial integrity, promote inclusive growth and restore the country to the path of peace and security, good governance and development. The Framework targets the restoration of good governance and sustainable peace while supporting access to basic social services, noted the Secretary-General. It is also part of the broader UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel, which will soon be presented to the Security Council and offers a coordinated response to the complex issues facing the region.Mr. Ban added that, in considering Mali’s challenges, it is important not to overlook immediate humanitarian needs, which are still considerable and require urgent attention. “We must also focus greater attention on gender issues and the needs of women in Mali, and on resilience to economic and climatic shocks,” he said.“I count on the international community to provide coordinated support to the Government of Mali, and I commend the efforts of ECOWAS Member States and other African nations in contributing to ending the Mali crisis and other crises in the region,” he stated. “Enduring peace and prosperity needs solidarity among neighbours.” read more

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Football What three things to watch for heading into spring practice

The ref rules OSU freshman wide receiver Binjimen Victor’s (9) catch a touchdown during the second half of the Buckeyes 62-3 win against Maryland on Nov. 12. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorAs the Ohio State football team gears up for spring practice this week, the Buckeyes look to replace some key components at multiple positions while also enshrining a new offensive coordinator. From the start of practice on March 7 to the annual spring game on April 16, the Buckeyes make their first steps toward the 2017 season that will bring the same heightened expectations of competing for a national championship, despite several players departing early for the NFL draft.There are three particular storylines heading into spring practice that will have an integral impact on the 2017 season.Kevin WilsonThe lack of explosion in OSU’s offensive attack last season was inexcusable to the fanbase. While an appearance in the College Football Playoff is impressive, the Buckeye offense was underwhelming on the biggest stages.As former Indiana head coach Kevin Wilson comes in to replace Tim Beck and Ed Warinner, who left for Texas and Minnesota, respectively, his effect on the young Buckeye offense during spring practice should be a wakeup call for an offense that possesses the tools necessary to average 500 yards of offense per game.At Indiana, Wilson’s offenses continually put up commendable stats against Big Ten opponents with lesser-recruited talent. Indiana averaged 6 yards per play in 2013 and 2015. In the final season with redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett, Wilson is arriving at precisely the right time for the offense. Veterans like redshirt junior wide receiver Parris Campbell along with redshirt junior wideout Terry McLaurin could thrive with this change of system, alongside younger receivers like redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill and sophomores Binjimen Victor and Austin Mack. OSU also brings in three 6-foot-4, true freshman wide receivers who will arrive in Columbus in the summer.The production of redshirt sophomore running back Mike Weber, and possibly, sophomore Demario McCall at H-back, should supplement Wilson’s offense in OSU’s journey to recalibrate the offense back to what is was under former offensive coordinator Tom Herman in 2014.Linebacker leaderAs Raekwon McMillan prepares for the NFL draft — one of six early departures for OSU — the defense must replace its former strength and its unquestioned leader on that side of the ball. When then-junior linebacker Dante Booker went down with a lingering injury last fall, the emergence of now-junior linebacker Jerome Baker in the latter part of the season was crucial for the Buckeye defense.Alongside Baker and McMillan was then-redshirt junior Chris Worley, who had a formidable season with 69 tackles and 4.5 for loss.Realistically, Booker, Baker and Worley could play each linebacker position, but the coaching staff will have to determine who the face of that unit will be.Secondary overhaulFollowing the 2016 season, the OSU secondary had several holes to fill. Eli Apple was a top-10 pick for the New York Giants, Vonn Bell went in the second round to the New Orleans Saints and Tyvis Powell joined with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. Fast forward to this spring and the Buckeyes must replace another three first-round potential athletes from the secondary. Safety Malik Hooker and cornerbacks Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley are off pursuing their NFL dreams, as another talented group joins the fray.Senior safety Damon Webb and junior cornerback Denzel Ward return as starters, leaving another two spots to be filled. Redshirt sophomore Damon Arnette also contributed to the secondary, amassing 21 total tackles.Junior cornerback Eric Glover-Williams is transitioning from the secondary to the wide-receiver room.OSU also welcomes in three of the top defensive back recruits in the country — Jeffrey Okudah, Kendall Sheffield and Shaun Wade.Sheffield is transferring from Blinn College, a Texas junior college,  and could realistically start in his first season with the Buckeyes. Okudah and Wade could also be major contributors at those spots in the fall. Along with those three new enrollees, the Buckeyes signed four other defensive back recruits.Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller is viewed as the most likely replacement for Hooker. read more

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Facebook Banning 20000 Underaged Users Daily

first_imgAdChoices广告 Facebook’s bouncers are working hard to ensure that no one under the age of 13 is allowed on the site. According to the social network’s chief privacy adviser, Mozelle Thompson, Facebook attempts to cut off underaged kids before they sign up, but those preemptive safeguards aren’t always successful. Thompson told Australian parliament, “There are people who lie. There are people who are under 13 [accessing Facebook]. Facebook removes 20,000 people a day, people who are underage.” Even with all of the safeguards in place, however, Thompson added, the vetting process is “not perfect.”last_img

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Wagner relieved with the first PL win

first_imgDavid Wagner was relieved to have bagged the first Premier League win of the season against Fulham thanks to a rare Timothy Fosu-Mensah own goalWagner celebrated the third year of his Huddersfield Town appointment with a deserved first goal and victory on home turf since April.Following the victory, David Wagner told the club’s website:“Today the players left everything on the pitch. They really showed the Terrier identity. It wasn’t the best football-wise, but it was all about the three points tonight.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“The supporters really were behind the players from the first minute and this helped massively.“We deserved the lead, and in the second half we were able to see out this win. It is good to have this winning feeling back. We are back in the race!“Our idea was to match them up and press them high, as they are so strong in ball possession.”last_img read more

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TCI schools GSAT results show an increase in passes

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, June 17, 2016 – The Grade Six Achievement Test results were published yesterday and Education Minister, Hon Akierra Missick said she was happy to see an increase in passes from the 21 schools sitting the GSAT.  Not only did 417 students pass the exam, but according to the media release, the 2016 results indicate that a total of three hundred and thirteen (313) or 75.1% of the students obtained fifty percent or higher.This is a rise in the pass rate from 2015 which was 72.1.  “It is a clear indication”, said Minister Missick, “that our primary school age students are continuously raising the bar in their academic achievements; but with a near 3% percent increase in a 12 month period, also indicates we have the best educators in the region, if not the world.”  The top ten students were also named and the top finisher was Sambuta-Jahtee Meier of Precious Treasures International School with a 90.29% grade after sitting the five external examination papers.You can see the full list of the Top Ten and other comments by Minister Missick when you log onto to Magnetic Media TV.com… Congratulations to the students.  Next stop, high school.last_img read more

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Wilmington Senior Center Hosting Free Tax Assistance For Residents 60  Over

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA – The Wilmington Department of Elderly Services will provide free income tax assistance through IRS VITA Program (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).Wilmington residents ages 60 and older may schedule an appointment by calling the Wilmington Senior Center at 978-657-7595.The program begins in February at the Wilmington Senior Center.All tax returns are prepared with computer accuracy and are electronically filed for rapid refunds. Clients should bring the following documents to their appointment:Current year’s tax information and last year’s tax returnW-2 formsSocial Security & pension informationTax forms sent by any and all financial institutionsProperty tax & water billsAnyone in need of transportation should make arrangements when scheduling their appointment.(NOTE: The above message is from the latest Town Topics newsletter.)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.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Senior Center Hosting Free Tax Assistance For Residents 60 + OverIn “Government”SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Center To Offer Free Tax Preparation AssistanceIn “Government”Wilmington Senior Center Offering Free Tax AssistanceIn “Government”last_img read more

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Volvo XC40 EV to debut this year report says

first_img 50 Photos Review • Share your voice Tags 2020 Volvo XC90 first drive: An improvement worth subscribing to More From Roadshow 0 Electric Cars SUVs Future Cars Volvo More about 2019 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Inscription 2019 Volvo S60 review: More competitive than ever Enlarge ImageThe XC40 is already a very good car, and an electric variant should only boost its appeal. Manuel Carrillo III/Roadshow Volvo has not been shy about its electrification goal, which includes a determination to have EVs comprise half its global sales by 2025. Trouble is, the company doesn’t yet have an all-electric model to sell, but that’ll soon change, according to a new report.Volvo will introduce its all-electric XC40 compact SUV later this year, Automotive News Europe reports, citing confirmation from Volvo at a safety event last week. It will be the first all-electric Volvo on sale, and its debut will mark the second EV unveiling from Volvo Car Group, the first being the electric Polestar 2.Beyond that confirmation, details are scant. The XC40 entered production in late 2017, so a debut later this year might come alongside a mild refresh that updates the vehicle’s styling or packaging. There’s also no additional information about the electric XC40’s powertrain at the time of writing, so any estimates about range or performance would be shots in the dark.From a product standpoint, the XC40 is a wise car to electrify first. ANE points out that the XC40 is Volvo’s second-most popular model after the XC60, and its compact footprint means it could add even more appeal to urbanites looking to hop on the electrification bandwagon.Not every person is ready to jump into the world of electric vehicles, of course, or they might only want to dip their toes in a little bit. Thankfully, Volvo has plenty of options to keep other buyers happy, too. In addition to the gas variants of XC40 that are already on sale, the automaker intends to roll out plug-in hybrid variants, as well, spawning T4 Twin Engine and T5 Twin Engine variants in the near future. Meet Roadshow’s long-term 2019 Volvo XC40 Volvo 2020 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Engineered first drive: Almost Super Trouper Post a comment Preview •last_img read more

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BCCI releases full IPL 2019 schedule standby venues named

first_imgAfter much speculations, the BCCI released the schedule of the entire IPL season on March 19. Matches of the group stages will go on till May 5. As per the schedule, all the eight teams will be playing seven home matches at their respective home venues.Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai in the IPL opener, which will begin on March 23. The schedule has been released in parts by the board owing to the General Elections which will be held around the same time.  Chennai Super Kings won their third IPL titleIANSAlso, as per a report on ESPNCricinfo, the final of the season will take place at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 12. The critical dates for the qualifiers are May 7 (Qualifier 1), May 8 (Eliminator) and May 10 (Qualifier 2). Also, Vizag has been kept as a standby venue if the matches have to be shifted due to any unforeseen circumstances. Also, as per the final schedule, the afternoon games will commence from 4 pm while the evening games will start from 8 pm.The full schedule of the IPL group stages, as confirmed: IPL trophyIPL – Indian Premier LeagueMarch 23Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers BangaloreMatch 244 p.m. – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad8 p.m. – Mumbai Indians vs Delhi CapitalsMatch 25Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI PunjabMarch 26Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super KingsMarch 27Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI PunjabMarch 28Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai IndiansMarch 29Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan RoyalsMarch 304 p.m. – Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians8 p.m. – Delhi Capitals vs Kolkata Knight RidersMarch 314 p.m. – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore8 p.m. – Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan RoyalsApril 1Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi CapitalsApril 2Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApril 3Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super KingsApril 4Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers HyderabadApril 5Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight RidersApril 64 p.m. Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab8 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai IndiansApril 74 p.m. – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Capitals8 p.m. – Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight RidersApril 8Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers HyderabadApril 9Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight RidersApril 10Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI PunjabApril 11Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsApril 12Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi CapitalsApril 134 p.m. Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals8 p.m. Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApril 144 p.m. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings8 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi CapitalsApril 15Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApril 16Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan RoyalsApril 17Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super KingsApril 18Delhi Capitals vs Mumbai IndiansApril 19Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers BangaloreApril 204 p.m. Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians8 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Kings XI PunjabApril 214 p.m. Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders8 p.m. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings bengaluruApril 22Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi CapitalsApril 23Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers HyderabadApril 24Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI PunjabApril 25Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan RoyalsApril 26Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai IndiansApril 27Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers HyderabadApril 284 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore8 p.m. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai IndiansApril 29Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI PunjabApril 30Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan RoyalsMay 1Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi CapitalsMay 2Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers HyderabadMay 3Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight RidersMay 44 p.m. Delhi Capitals vs Rajasthan Royals8 p.m. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers HyderabadMay 54 p.m. Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings8 p.m. Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riderslast_img read more

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Researchers discover how bacteria can immobilize uranium

first_img Explore further © 2011 PhysOrg.com (PhysOrg.com) — For several years, researchers have known that certain kinds of bacteria are able to “feed” off certain metals by either adding or removing electrons from their structure, but until now, haven’t really understood how they do it. Now, new research by Gemma Reguera and her team at Michigan State University have shown that the bacteria do so by means of protein nanowires, called pili, which are hair-like appendages with electrical conductivity. They have reported their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. More information: Extracellular reduction of uranium via Geobacter conductive pili as a protective cellular mechanism, Cologgi, et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011. dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1108616108 Making more efficient fuel cellscenter_img Citation: Researchers discover how bacteria can immobilize uranium (2011, September 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-bacteria-immobilize-uranium.html The team specifically set out to find out how a specific type of bacterium known as a Geobacter, in this case, G. sulfurreducens, are able to clean up nuclear waste left behind by the cold war in such places as Colorado mines. They, like other researchers, believed that the bacteria were able to do its work through use of pili. In order to find out for sure, they had to induce the specimens to actually grow some in the lab, something that had stumped others before them. To force them, Reguera and her team subjected G. sulfurreducens, to much more harsh conditions than had been done before, presuming that the bacteria wouldn’t resort to using its pili unless pressed. The tactic worked and the team was able to cause G. sulfurreducens to grow a mass of pili, which allowed them to study how they interacted with uranium. They found that the pili served as a buffer of sorts, protecting the cell structure of the bacterium as they also allowed for adding electrons to uranium ions which causes it to become more water soluble and thus safer to handle and clean up.The pili grow to enormous lengths (though they are very then – only a few nanometers) relative to the bacteria that produce them, forming a conductive and protective barrier that allows the bacteria to thrive in truly hostile environments.The study, part of ongoing research into so-named bioremediation; using organisms to remove unwanted substances from soil and water, adds to the growing body of knowledge that scientists hope will one day soon provide a means for dealing with a wide variety of environmental pollutants.As for Reguera and her team, they hope their research eventually leads to getting away from using biological bugs to clean up toxic environments and more towards creating tiny little programmed robots that can mimic their actions but can be more easily manipulated into doing exactly what is needed in particular circumstances. 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

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