911 permanent posts of Professors lying vacant in Delhi University

first_imgIn a major shock to aspirants willing to pursue the profession of teaching, on Thursday, Minister of State for Human Resource Development Mahendra Nath Pandey announced that over 900 permanent teaching posts are lying vacant in University of Delhi.It is said that the varsity has engaged people on an ad-hoc basis so as to make sure that the academic career of the students is not affected.(Read: Jobs creation hits lowest in 7 years: Only 1.35 lac jobs in 2015, says President)  What other things the state education minister said:As on October 1, 2016, it has been noted that in total 911 permanent teaching posts were vacant in the universityMahendra Nath Pandey also said that hiring up is the responsibility and duty of the university, being an autonomous body created under an Act of Parliament”The issue has been discussed in a meeting with Minister of Human Resource Development with the Vice-Chancellors of central universities on October 6, 2016 at Varanasi and they have been requested to fill up the vacant posts at the earliest,” Pandey added in a recent PTI reportFurthermore, the minister made sure that the University Grant Commission (UGC) is continuously monitoring the whole issue.Meanwhile, DU is all set to conduct its 93rd Annual Convocation on November 19, where eminent jurist professor Ved P Nanda, from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, will present degrees to students for the 2015 session.”The convocation will be conducted on Saturday at the multipurpose hall of university’s sports complex. Chief guest Nanda is associated with University of Denver, United Nations Association, American Bar Association among others, and is the recipient of various prestigious awards,” a Delhi University statement said.advertisementAlso, a live webcast of the convocation will also be available on the universitys website.Read: CBSE to remove objectionable content from social science textbook: Madras HC Read: Demonetisation diaries of parents, students, teachers and un-skilled workers Click here for more education related news.For more details, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

Ranji Trophy 2017: Hope Rajneesh Gurbani plays for India one day, says Umesh Yadav

first_imgUmesh Yadav’s advice for Vidarbha’s breakout star from their semi-final win over Karnataka, Rajneesh Gurbani, is to keep performing. The reward, a call-up to national side, and become the second bowler from Vidarbha to play for the Indian cricket team.  Gurbani picked up seven wickets to help Vidarbha defeat Karnataka by five runs and qualify for their maiden final of the Ranji Trophy. He was adjudged as the man-of-the-match for his match winning figures of 12/162.It was also incidentally his fifth five-wicket haul on the trot.Vidarbha will now take on Delhi, who beat Bengal in the other semi-final, in Indore on December 29.”He has been bowling really well in recent times. This was his fifth five-wicket haul and in the final he will do well I am sure. My best wishes will be with him always. I wish he becomes the second player from Vidarbha to make it to the Indian team,” Umesh told reporters.Umesh said he advised Gurbani during the match to stay calm and not think about the runs flow.”During those tense moments, I was telling him to stay calm and not get anxious. He was the main bowler and we needed him to relax. The responsibility was on me to keep him calm being the senior pro. I told him not to think about the runs.”In the final, the team does not need my advice. They have been doing well and I hope they will make a good match,” he added.Umesh will be leaving with Virat Kohli and the Indian cricket team for the Tour of South Africa on December 27.advertisement(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

Flyers Nip Rangers, 2-1, Tie Series

first_imgPHILADELPHIA — Steve Mason stopped 37 shots in his first start of the series, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek scored and the Philadelphia Flyers evened their first-round matchup against the New York Rangers with a 2-1 win in Game 4 on April 25.Ray Emery started the first three games for Mason, who was out with an upper-body injury. Mason played the final 7:15 in a 4-1 loss Tuesday night.Mason was just getting warmed up. He played perhaps his best game of the season, shutting down a Rangers team that pressured him with shots all game. He was a wall in the final tense minutes when the Rangers pulled goalie Henrik Lundqvist for the extra attacker.Dominic Moore scored for the Rangers. Game 5 is April 27 at Madison Square Garden.Mason heard a thunderous ovation and chants of “Ma-son! Ma-son!” as he skated off a postseason winner for the first time in his career. He earned this one.The Rangers outshot the Flyers 16-6 and dominated a first period that put Mason to work in a hurry. But the Flyers escaped with a 1-1 tie after Jason Akeson’s shot off the backboards bounced straight to Read, who beat Lundqvist on his left side for the goal.“He told me he meant to do that,” Read said. “It came right to me. I just had to one-time it. I think Lundqvist got a piece of it but we’ll take it.”Voracek redirected Brayden Schenn’s shot from the slot past Lundqvist for a power-play goal and a 2-1 lead. Mason had never played with a lead in five career postseason starts.Mason hadn’t started a playoff game in five years since his rookie season with Columbus. The Blue Jackets were swept by Detroit in that series, and the late-season injury against Pittsburgh delayed his Philadelphia postseason debut.Flyers captain Claude Giroux hasn’t scored in the series but his strongest performance came after Game 3’s loss when he said, “We’re going to tie up the series and go back to New York.”Off they’ll go to New York, the series tied.Giroux limped to the bench after taking a hard hit late in the third. Giroux, third in the NHL with 86 points, had no shots on goal in the first two games and has only two assists through four games.Moore gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead when he joined the rush out of the penalty box and scored on a wraparound goal 4:38 into the game.The Rangers won Game 3 on the strength of 28 blocked shots that choked the Flyers out of scoring opportunities. In Game 4, the Rangers pounded Mason with shot after shot, doubling the Flyers’ total for most of the first two periods.Mason was sprawled in the crease stopping several shots and kept the Flyers in a game they desperately needed to win.Lundqvist, an eight-time All-Star and 2012 Vezina Trophy winner, was stout but betrayed by an offense that couldn’t convert open looks.(DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Knicks 90, Bucks 92 – Giannis Antetokounmpo Hits Game Winner (Video)

first_imgCELTICS 119, HAWKS 110BOSTON (AP) — Terry Rozier had a career-high 31 points and seven rebounds in his second NBA start, Jayson Tatum added a career-high 27 points and short-handed Boston beat Atlanta.Rozier started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving. The third-year guard became the second player in league history with a triple-double in his first start, totaling 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in Wednesday’s blowout of the Knicks.Irving missed his second straight game with a right quad contusion that he suffered in Monday’s win at Denver and was one of four Boston players who sat with injuries on Friday.Jaylen Brown scored 19 points and Al Horford had 17 with seven assists to help lead Boston to its fourth win in five tries.Taruean Prince had a career-high 31 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hawks, who have lost five of six. Dennis Schroder added 25 points and Marco Belinelli had 15.PELICANS 114, THUNDER 100OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 43 points to help New Orleans beat Oklahoma City.Davis made 17 of 34 shots and had 10 rebounds, and E’Twaun Moore added 26 points for the Pelicans.New Orleans had lost two straight since All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was lost for the season with a left Achilles tendon rupture. They righted the ship by shooting 51 percent from the field against the Thunder.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for his 16th triple-double of the season. Steven Adams had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who lost their third straight after an eight-game winning streak.JAZZ 129, SUNS 97PHOENIX (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points, one shy of his career high, and Utah beat Phoenix to win its fourth in a row.The Jazz rookie sensation made 14 of 19 shots and a career-best seven 3s in nine attempts. It was the sixth game of at least 30 points in his young NBA career.Ricky Rubio had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds for the Jazz. Joe Ingles added 16 points, including 4-of-6 3s, and Derrick Favors had 12 points and 10 rebounds.Josh Jackson led the Suns with 20 points. Devin Booker, still bothered by bruised ribs, scored 18 points for Phoenix but on 7-of-24 shooting.The Jazz, who hadn’t played since their 30-point home win over Golden State on Tuesday night, opened a four-game trip in dominating fashion.HORNETS 133, PACERS 126CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 41 points on 11-for-22 shooting and Charlotte beat Indiana with the help of a record-setting first quarter.Buoyed by 16 points from Nicolas Batum, the Hornets scored 49 points in the first, a franchise-best for a quarter. Charlotte connected on 7 of 11 from 3-point range and hit 19 of 23 from the field in that stretch. It marked the highest point total for an NBA team in any quarter this season.Four other Hornets players scored in double digits, led by Batum’s 31 points and Dwight Howard’s 12 points and 11 rebounds. Charlotte won its second in a row.Victor Oladipo had 35 points for the Pacers, who halted a three-game winning streak. Myles Turner added 19 points and 11 rebounds for Indiana.76ERS 103, HEAT 97PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid opened the first set of back-to-back games in his NBA career with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help lead Philadelphia past Miami.Dario Saric made his first five buckets and had 17 points and 10 rebounds. Ben Simmons, the rookie star who felt snubbed from the All-Star game, scored 20 points.Embiid was expected to play Saturday at Indiana in what would be the first-ever back-to-back for the 7-foot-2 center, who missed his first two seasons with injuries.Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points for the Heat, who outscored the 76ers 37-17 in the fourth quarter. Miami turned a 28-point hole into a four-point game with 25 seconds left.LAKERS 102, NETS 99NEW YORK (AP) — Brook Lopez scored 19 points in his return to Brooklyn, making Los Angeles’ final basket with 1:28 left.The Nets’ career leader in scoring and blocked shots also had a big block down the stretch as the Lakers did just enough to avoid a third straight loss.Julius Randle had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Brandon Ingram added 16 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds for the Lakers. Josh Hart finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds, helping Los Angeles to a 56-38 advantage on the boards.Spencer Dinwiddie had 23 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the Nets. Rookie Jarrett Allen, playing the center spot Lopez occupied for nine seasons in New Jersey and later Brooklyn before getting dealt to Los Angeles in the trade that brought D’Angelo Russell to Brooklyn, had a season-best 20 points.TweetPinShare0 Shares MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo made a driving layup with 1.9 seconds remaining after Jabari Parker chipped in with 12 points in his first game in nearly a year, lifting Milwaukee over New York (92-90).Antetokounmpo, who sprained his left ankle late in Thursday night’s loss to Minnesota, showed no ill effects and led all scorers with 29 points.Parker hadn’t played since tearing his left ACL on Feb. 8, 2017, in a game against Miami. He made 4 of 7 shots over nearly 15 minutes as a reserve.Enes Kanter had 17 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Knicks, who were coming off a 103-73 loss to Boston on Wednesday night. Kristaps Porzingis also had 17 points.Giannis would not be denied! pic.twitter.com/ddEXal6p3V— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 3, 2018TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 35 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 18 and the Toronto Raptors beat Portland 130-105 on Friday night, their sixth straight win over the Trail Blazers.Fred VanVleet scored 16 points, Kyle Lowry had 15 and Pascal Siakam 13 as the Raptors improved their home record to 20-4, the best mark in the NBA.DeRozan made 11 of 22 shots and matched his career-high by making six 3-pointers. He finished 6 for 10 from long range.The Raptors made a season high 19 3-pointers. Toronto shot 19 for 40 from behind the arc, with nine players making at least one 3-pointer.Damian Lillard scored 32 points, becoming the fastest player in franchise history to reach 10,000 for his career, but Portland’s four-game winning streak was snapped. The Blazers have lost five of their past seven on the road.WARRIORS 119, KINGS 104SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the furth quarter and matched his season-high with six 3-pointers, and Golden State held on to beat Sacramento.Three nights after getting blown out in Utah while suffering their worst loss of the season, the defending NBA champs looked a little sluggish early before pulling away to even the season series with Sacramento and give coach Steve Kerr his 248th career victory.Golden State also improved to 11-0 in games following losses while spoiling Sacramento coach Dave Joeger’s return to the bench.Sacramento trailed by 14 before pulling to 89-88 with 7:55 remaining following three consecutive baskets by Buddy Hield.last_img read more

Industrial IoT security builds on hardware

first_img Continue Reading Previous Making the case for neuromorphic chips for AI computingNext Why DSPs are suddenly everywhere Industrial automation will be one of the biggest areas of spending on the internet of things (IoT) in 2019. So, how can the devices connecting the systems to the network be trusted, and what’s the best way to ensure that their industrial IoT (IIoT) systems are secure: software or hardware? In this article, we look at the case for hardware-based security as the preferred choice for IIoT and its benefits beyond just security — such as time to market, scalability, and performance and manufacturing flexibility.An industry forecast published by International Data Corp. (IDC) highlights manufacturing, transportation, and utilities as the leading sectors expected to spend on IoT solutions in 2019 — these are the sectors typically addressed with IIoT systems. With total global spend this year expected to reach $745 billion, industries that will spend the most are discrete manufacturing ($119 billion), process manufacturing ($78 billion), transportation ($71 billion), and utilities ($61 billion). Among manufacturers, this will largely be focused on solutions that support manufacturing operations and production asset management. In transportation, more than half of IoT spending will go toward freight monitoring, followed by fleet management. IoT spending in the utilities industry will be dominated by smart grids for electricity, gas, and water.Hardware spending will be about $250 billion, led by more than $200 billion in module/sensor purchases. Given this growth, the potential risk from cyberattacks will also increase significantly. System developers will be looking to rapidly deploy security technology, with both hardware and software solutions available on the market. A key factor determining which route to go is essentially around vulnerability.Software is arguably much more vulnerable because it can more easily be analyzed by attackers to undermine security. On the other hand, hardware security chips are more likely to be tamper-resistant and have additional features that can efficiently prevent attacks. This includes protected processing and storage of software, code, and data — enabled through encrypted memory and processing, fault and manipulation detection, and secure code and data storage. Hence, the software running on the secured hardware can also then be protected from reading, copying, and cloning and from being analyzed, understood, and sabotaged.What the standards sayInternational industry standards like IEC 62443 require hardware security for the highest levels of security, as do the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). The NIST “Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines” talk about the functions of the roots of trust (RoTs) and the chains of trust (CoTs) needing to be resistant to tampering attempted by any software running under, or as part of, the operating system on the host processor. It explicitly states that information transferred from the software on the host processor to the platform firmware should be treated as untrusted.The RoT is the foundation of security and resiliency in an industrial control system and serves as an anchor in a CoT. Generally, successive elements are cooperative in maintaining the chain of trust started by the RoT. Components in a chain of trust have the privileges not available to less trusted software to perform security-critical functions like carrying out device updates. RoTs and CoTs may have mechanisms to relinquish these privileges once the security function is complete or if it is determined that the security function is not required. A CoT may also relinquish privileges before passing control to a non-cooperative element.Because RoTs are essential to providing critical security functions, they need to be secure by design. Major considerations for determining confidence in RoTs are an analysis of the attack surface of a RoT and an evaluation of the mitigations used to protect that attack surface. The responsibility of ensuring the trustworthiness of an RoT is on the vendor that provides the root of trust. Vendors typically protect RoTs by either making them immutable or by ensuring that the integrity and authenticity of any changes to RoTs are verified prior to performing such updates. Often, RoTs run in isolated environments, at greater privilege level than anything that could modify it, or complete their function before anything can modify it to ensure that devices cannot compromise their behavior during operation.Offering more than just securitySteve Hanna, senior principal at Infineon Technologies, highlights why hardware-based security is the most secure and how it provides more than just the security aspect. He commented, “Hardware-based security not only implies tamper-resistance, but it also enables benefits in terms of time to market, scalability, and performance. It also plays a part in protecting against theft and counterfeiting through the logistics supply chain. A dedicated security chip, which is evaluated by independent security testing laboratories and certified by international institutions, can be used as a building block to carry out cryptography and reduce the overall complexity of your design. This can reduce time for security implementation to just weeks rather than months.”Haydn Povey, a board member on the IoT Security Foundation and CEO and founder of Secure Thingz, added, “You need to be able to build a root of trust, and hardware is better placed to enable an immutable boot path. You have more control with the hardware root of trust, and it provides an audit path. Hardware enables the secure enclave, can run fundamental boot services like the secure boot manager, and can bring the device into a known good state should it be required.”He said that from a “secrets” perspective, a trusted ecosystem is essential. A silicon vendor is well placed to provision the secure elements of a device, or the keys can be injected by an OEM. For volume quantities, the chip company can provision these at wafer-level, but for lower quantities, part of the trusted ecosystem would include distributors such as Arrow, who can then provide the programming of the secure elements.Infineon’s Hanna is keen to emphasize the time-to-market aspect of utilizing hardware-based security. The argument is that there are building blocks already available from some silicon vendors, and these hardware security chips are often evaluated by independent security testing laboratories and then security-certified. Certification can prove the highest barriers to attackers looking to penetrate a chip’s defenses.By deploying these independently tested chips, the ready-made solutions can help a designer quickly add functions like hardware protection for device authenticators or protecting supplier keys and data as roots of trust (see chart). This is particularly appropriate because it’s often the case that IIoT security requires a huge learning curve, so by using devices already available, this can take a lot of the pressure and time off of the development work.Chart: Infineon’s OPTIGA product family provides a range of security chips for authentication and other functions. (Source: Infineon Technologies)Scalability, performance, and manufacturing flexibilityWith the growth in industrial IoT highlighted for 2019 at the beginning of this article, in addition to time to market, scalability is also a key requirement. Hardware-based security devices lend themselves well to scaling for different performance levels, different security levels, and different platforms. In order to protect the integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and availability of products and data being handled by the system, the same discrete security controller could be deployed across an entire product portfolio. This has the benefit of providing assurance of the same level of security implementation across a number of products.Performance can be a real concern when adding security to a device. This is where the hardware approach can provide significant advantages over software-based solutions for functions such as secure storage and calculations. An example might be in securely hiding the calculation carried out by a cryptographic key: A dedicated tamper-resistant chip will complete the calculation in one pass because it’s happening in a protected environment, but getting the same level of security with a software solution could require multiple “cover-up” operations to hide the key during calculation — thus impacting both performance and power consumption.Manufacturing supply chain logistics can present a significant challenge for IoT device manufacturers because devices and their private keys could be susceptible to theft and counterfeiting. The security concept in most IoT devices is based on injecting a key pair, one public and one private, providing a unique identity to be assigned to a device that, in turn, enables it to be authenticated within a network and allocated access according to its privileges. But the way that many manufacturing operations are set up as part of global supply chains, it is possible that if private keys are intercepted or stolen along their route, then it’s possible for someone outside the system to manufacture counterfeit devices, resulting in a potential threat to system security. This is where hardware-based security can offer secured tracking on a value chain and offer manufacturing flexibility being that the chip can be interrogated at appropriate points to verify authenticity.Ultimately, Hanna commented, hardware-based security offers significant benefits for connected devices and systems in IIoT. “Even if an attacker did get in, they can’t easily decipher what’s happening in the chip. Our security technology can make it extremely difficult for an attacker to find or probe those vulnerabilities.”>> This article was originally published on our sister site, EE Times: “Why Hardware Security is the Preferred Choice for IIoT.” Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components, Security last_img read more

Texas Football Featured At No. 34 In Sports Illustrated’s 100 Greatest Sports Moments List

first_imgTexas players run out of the locker room on game day.chris daniels father upset with texasOn January 4, 2006, in one of college football’s most prestigious venues, Vince Young and the Texas Longhorns made sports history. UT’s national championship upset of Pete Carroll’s dynastic USC Trojans has been selected as the No. 34 best moment in sports history by Sports Illustrated. SI, on the epic win for the Longhorns:DATE / Jan 4, 2006 LOCATION / Rose Bowl | Pasadena, Calif.MOMENT / The 2006 BCS Championship featured a pair of unbeaten powerhouses, but in the end, it was Texas and QB Vince Young who stood tallest. Young, who accounted for a record 467 yards of offense, rushed in the game-winning score with 19 seconds remaining to lift the Longhorns over the USC Trojans 41-38. IMPACT / Players from this instant classic dominated the NFL draft, with four of them going in the top 10 (Young went No. 3). An NCAA investigation would eventually conclude USC’s Reggie Bush received illegal benefits while at the school, causing the Trojan to vacate their 12 wins from that season.Texas is one of eight college football moments included in SI’s Top 100 list. Only “The Play” from the 1982 Cal-Stanford game edges it out from the sport. We can’t argue with that. Vince Young’s performance was unforgettable.For the full list, click here.[Sports Illustrated]More: The 10 CFB Teams That Could Go Undefeated In 2016 >>>last_img read more

‘Hazard the greatest player Chelsea have ever had’

first_imgEden Hazard will go down in history as the best player to ever represent Chelsea, according to former Blues midfielder Joe Cole.Hazard, who has helped the Blues win five major trophies since arriving in west London in 2012, was named PFA Player of the Year in 2014-15 and continues to lead by example for Maurizio Sarri’s side.And former England international Cole, who spent a year with the Belgian while at Lille in 2011-12,  always felt Hazard’s skill level would see him become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge. 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? “I said when he signed that he would be the greatest player the club has ever had and I still stand by that. I still believe that,” Cole told the Daily Mirror .“My team-mates and my colleagues have been amazing but Eden is the best player I’ve ever worked with.“When you look at what he’s done in the short space of time that he’s been there. He’s been an unbelievable player. I think he’s the best player in the league and I think he’s a top, top player and it’s important the club keep hold of him.”Cole’s praise for Hazard is even more remarkable considering who the 37-year-old played with during his seven-year stint at Stamford Bridge.The former midfielder was a team-mate of the likes of John Terry, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba at Chelsea, but ironically it is a player who has since moved to Chelsea, whom Cole considers to be the best he ever played with.So impressed was the now Chelsea coach with Hazard, he even encouraged him to join the Blues in the summer of 2012.“I played with him when I was at Lille and he was being courted by all the top clubs in Europe and Harry Redknapp was talking to me about him because Tottenham wanted him,” said Cole. “Everyone wanted him – Man United, Man City and I just felt Chelsea was the right home for him.“I told him if he wanted to win trophies which he has done and develop as a player. London is close to Belgium on the Eurostar, I felt it was the right fit and I knew the fans would love him.”Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Real Madrid reportedly keen to bring him to Santiago Bernabeu.For now, though, his concentration is focused on firing the Blues back into the Champions League, with Sarri’s side next in action against Huddersfield Town on Saturday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Abhinandan Mooch: Gurgaon to Bengaluru, men rush to get the gunslinger

first_imgAbhinandan Mooch: Gurgaon to Bengaluru, men rush to get the gunslingerPeople from all across the country are heading to their nearest barber shops to get the same gunslinger moustache as IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. This craze is not going to fade out anytime soon.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiMarch 3, 2019UPDATED: March 3, 2019 14:06 IST IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s gunslinger has become famousWith the return of our hero, Indian Air Force Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman, the whole country is in a mood to celebrate.The entire nation is his fan and everybody is trying to copy his statement mooch. If you didn’t notice yet, (which we find difficult to believe) the IAF officer sports a thick gunslinger moustache with thin mutton chop beard and a proud smile.Twitter has been flooded with posts of people trying to don the same look as the IAF Wing Commander.The latest tweet shared by ANI, shows a Bengaluru man, Mohammed Chand, trying to copy his look and calling him a hero.Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman’s moustache style getting popular. A Bengaluru local Mohammed Chand says,’ I’m his fan, we follow him. I like his style. He is the real hero; I’m happy.’ pic.twitter.com/cT7QGXntMsANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019The tweet has gone viral and men from all across the country are sharing their images sporting the same thick gunslinger mustache with thin mutton chop beard and especially a proud smile.pic.twitter.com/YfsAfSum3lAVISHEK MODI 2.0 #indiafirst (@Jain998Jain) March 3, 2019pic.twitter.com/ALyCPbpeQWAshutosh Kumar (@ashu85ac) March 3, 2019pic.twitter.com/20s4DjnoxgHimalayan Monk(Amol) (@Himalayan_Monk) March 2, 2019This trend is not ending anytime soon.My Amul Mooch! for Abhinandan ji pic.twitter.com/0GHCCwuziuSaurabh Kapoor (@eyefai) March 2, 2019Ooo, well.Tamil people have been using this moustache style since a long time. Abhinandan is also a Tamilian. pic.twitter.com/KnYpnTZHqJadvertisement. (@3rd_w0r1d) March 3, 2019For all the women.pic.twitter.com/dsREDxxkgCfarrah raja (@farrahraja) March 2, 2019There is an alternative too.Jinki mooche nahi hai wo udaas na hoye. Black Marker se bhi kaam chalaya ja Sakta haiRoshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) March 3, 2019It totally does.This moustache has separate fan baseRohan Thakur (@baelessPurush) March 3, 2019The Indian company, Amul which is also famous for giving special tributes to people, showed their respect, in their own statement way.#Amul Mooch: To Abhinandan from Amul! pic.twitter.com/NAG3zNMlILAmul.coop (@Amul_Coop) March 2, 2019Giving a fitting tribute to the mooch, with a video titled Mooch Nahin Toh Kuch Nahin, Amul posted a video on its Twitter account.The video starts with men flaunting their mustache as a quirky song plays in the background.And guess what, even Padmaavat star Jim Sarbh makes a cameo in it. Also, a little girl comes at the end of the video with a milk-mustache on her face.ALSO SEE | Amul pays Abhinandan a tribute with mooch love. Viral video wins the internetALSO WATCH | Watch the moment Abhinandan Varthaman returned homeGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byNishtha Grover Tags :Follow Abhinandan VarthamanFollow Pulwama attackFollow Moochlast_img read more

Accompong to Get Library and Computer Centre

first_imgWork will get underway next month on the construction of a state-of-the-art library and computer centre in the community of Accompong in St. Elizabeth. The project is being funded by recording artiste and music producer, Mystic Bowie, a resident of the area, who is living overseas. Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday (January 6), Minister of Education, Hon. Ronald Thwaites, said the project is significant for the Maroon community and lauded Mr. Bowie for investing more than $6 million (US$65,000) “in the building of education for his community”. He said the Government is promoting such public/private partnerships, “where someone from the community comes together with the education system to lift up the hopes and possibilities of our children.” The library and computer centre is to be built on the grounds of the Accompong Primary and Junior High School. The construction period is about eight months. Principal of the school, Garfield Rowe, said the facility will serve children and adults in the Accompong community. He lauded Mr. Bowie for his contribution and expressed the hope that “others will come on board and support the children.”For his part, Mystic Bowie stated that his passion is to see children in the area get the best education possible.He informed that in recent years, he has been donating a percentage of his earnings to Accompong Primary and Junior High to ensure that the students have the necessary educational supplies.“The hope for this community is for the children to fight to preserve this culture as this culture is all we have. Education is the number one, the key to success. If we don’t… give these children knowledge, we are failing them, and as a Maroon, I am making sure that I give them the educational supplies that they need,” he said.last_img read more

Public Defender’s Interim Report on Tivoli Incursion Delayed

first_imgThe Interim Report by the Public Defender on the incursion of the security forces into Tivoli Gardens and related matters has been delayed for over five months and is still not completed. After repeated missed deadlines for its tabling in Parliament, the Parliamentary Commission headed by the Speaker, the Hon. Michael Peart, met with the Public Defender, Mr. Earl Witter, on January 22, 2013. Based on the information provided by the Public Defender on the status of the report, the completion date could not be determined.The Commission has decided to provide the Office of the Public Defender with additional resources to assist with the speedy completion of the report. A team from the Houses of Parliament headed by the Clerk to the Houses will be closely monitoring the progress to ensure that the report is completed in the shortest possible time.The Commission has further decided that issues relating to the organization of the Office of the Public Defender will be thoroughly investigated as soon as the Interim Report is completed.last_img read more

COSCO Inks Shipbuilding Contract with Dalian Maritime …

first_img My location COSCO, October 25, 2013 zoom Recently, COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard and Dalian Maritime University have entered into a contract valued over RMB325 million (USD 53.2 million) for the construction of one 30,000-dwt cargo and training ship, whose design is based on the 30,000-dwt multipurpose heavy-lift vessel series which COSCO (Dalian) has successfully constructed.As a self-designed second generation cargo and training ship, the vessel is suitable for carrying bulk cargoes (grain, coal, metal concentrates, salt, sugar, bagged cement, scrap metal, ore), general cargoes (cotton and other crops, coil, wood), as well as engineering parts and containers.Besides that, the vessel can also be used as a training ship for students taking navigation courses, as well as for scientific research and testing in relevant fields such as transportation engineering, navigation and marine engineering. The vessel measures 199.8 metres in LOA, 27.8 metres in breadth, 15.5 metres in height, has a design draft of 10.3 metres, a cruising speed of 17.5 knots and an endurance of 15,000 nautical miles. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2015. Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

BC Liberal leaders encounter with woman goes viral on social media

first_imgMERRITT, B.C. – A brief encounter between Liberal Leader Christy Clark and a woman who said she would never vote for her is continuing to reverberate in British Columbia’s election campaign.The hashtag #IamLinda has become a rallying point on Twitter for people who oppose Clark’s government.A video posted online last week shows Clark in a North Vancouver market shaking hands with a woman who introduces herself as Linda and says she would never vote for the premier and begins to explain why.But Clark cuts her off.“You don’t have to. That’s why we live in a democracy,” Clark says before walking away.“Thanks goodness. Hopefully you won’t get elected in,” the woman calls after her.The encounter went viral and has been shared or retweeted thousands of times on social media. The hashtag had been used nearly 32,000 times on Twitter by Tuesday afternoon.Campaigning Tuesday in Merritt, Clark said the exchange is part of the democratic process.“I think it’s the sign of a healthy democracy that we were able to have that discussion, although it was brief, and I would say my job is to represent everybody in the province,” she said.“If people want to confront their premier and say they don’t like what you’re doing, you can do that in our democracy. And that’s what she did.”Mark Marissen, Clark’s ex-husband, accused the woman of being a New Democrat plant and tweeted a picture of her with Nicholas Simons, a New Democrat member of the legislative assembly for Powell River-Sunshine Coast.Laura Miller, the party’s campaign manager, tweeted the same picture of the woman with Simons and said living in a democracy means the New Democrats are free to send their members to disrupt Liberal events.Clark was asked what evidence the senior members of her campaign team had to support their claims the woman was an NDP plant.“I don’t have the answer to that,” she said. “You’ll have to speak to the people who tweeted that out.”The woman who was identified in media reports as being involved in the encounter with Clark could not be reached for comment on Tuesday.Green Leader Andrew Weaver said Clark’s comment was fair but sounded flippant because she didn’t want to engage with the woman. He said the Liberals’ claim that she was working on behalf of the New Democrats went too far.“The party needs to apologize. They’ve accused some random person of being an NDP spy. That’s a pretty serious allegation.”Alfred Hermida, director of the University of British Columbia’s journalism school, said the #IamLinda hashtag may have spread so effectively because it tapped into disillusionment people were already feeling and allowed them to insert themselves into the narrative.“For these messages to catch on there needs to be a willing audience,” he said. “It’s a way of creating online solidarity. It shows you’re not alone.”Hamish Telford, a political scientist at the University of Fraser Valley, said the exchange may have left voters feeling they got a glimpse into the premier’s personality.“Politicians are performers and here she was required to act on spur of the moment and possibly didn’t act in the best possible way,” Telford said.Despite the risks, politicians can benefit from interacting with constituents, Telford added.“It enhances a candidate’s authenticity, a willingness to listen and also to explain their policies in ways that are comprehensible to ordinary voters.”— Follow @gwomand on Twitterlast_img read more

Halifax neighbourhood overrun by homecoming parties leads to 22 arrests

first_imgHALIFAX – Nearly two dozen partygoers were arrested after a series of off-campus celebrations for Dalhousie University’s homecoming weekend overran a Halifax neighbourhood.Police estimate up to 2,000 people swarmed the city’s south end for a booze-fuelled bash, leading to 22 arrests and a number of fines for bylaw violations including disturbing the peace and public intoxication.Sgt. Darla Perry of the Halifax Regional Police said officers caught wind of social-media rumblings about planned house parties in the area before homecoming festivities started underway Friday night.By Saturday morning, the revelry had spilled onto the residential streets, Perry said, and about 20 officers were dispatched to the scene.Emergency vehicles crawled through the sea of yellow and black — Dalhousie’s official colours — while responders tried to block off the roads and disperse the unsanctioned party, Perry said.Young people drank from open containers on lawns, porches and verandas with little regard for private property, she said.Videos uploaded to social media show the normally sleepy neighbourhood teeming with partiers, some of whom were ushered into the backs of police cars while the crowd chanted obscenities at officers.“You got actual lives to save, but you’d rather be watching a university party,” a woman can be heard saying in one video.Perry said police do not condone disrespectful behaviour, but it was unsafe for officers to respond to the taunts because they were outnumbered. Their main goal was to keep people safe, she said, and no one was injured during the incident.University officials have denounced the gathering, with Dalhousie President Richard Florizone tweeting that the university is considering taking disciplinary actions against some of the students involved.“We’re certainly going to be looking at this incident around this year and look at making improvements as we move forward,” said university spokesperson Brian Leadbetter.Leadbetter said there’s been a “growing movement: surrounding homecoming season on Canadian campuses, which he attributes to increased student involvement and the broad reach of social media.He said other universities have seen similar disturbances over the years.Earlier this month, police in London, Ont., responded to an unauthorized street party they said resulted in 37 people being taken to hospital, more than 60 charges being laid and nearly a thousand warnings issued.It’s this sort of homecoming-related ruckus that worries the residents who live near Dalhousie’s main campus, said Coun. Waye Mason, who represents the south-end district.As student housing has become more concentrated, Mason said the drinking culture has shifted from bars to residential “ragers.”He said Saturday’s block party was unprecedented for the area, and long-time residents worry their student neighbours may eventually become a hazard to their homes.In 2005, a car was flipped over and set on fire during homecoming celebrations at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., said Mason, and his constituents don’t want to see something like that happen in their own backyards.“We don’t want that to happen in this neighbourhood,” he said. “It’s important that students who come in here and the students who are here now understand that kind of behaviour will not be tolerated.”last_img read more

Canada at crossroads with no path to victory Macleans on diplomatic fight

first_imgCanada has no winning hand in the ongoing diplomatic dispute with China, according to a new cover story for Maclean’s magazine.The article breaks down every twist of the complex dispute. At the heart of the battle is the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, which was sparked by the U.S.Writer Shannon Proudfoot says while the Trudeau government insists this is a matter for the courts, the final call on extradition is actually a political choice by the justice minister.“Either way, this ultimately lands on a politician’s desk. It is a cabinet-level decision,” she explained.The Maclean’s article details Wanzhou’s rise to prominence in her father’s company to her arrest at Vancouver’s airport and how her extradition case has trapped Canada in the middle of a battle between super-powers.“Every week seems to bring more tensions or escalating stakes,” Proudfoot said.Our government has no winning hand in this high-pressure game. The extradition could drag on for years, while two Canadians remain detained in China and a third on death row.The result will either anger our closest ally or an emerging super-power.A portion of Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou: The world’s most wanted woman by Maclean’s:For about $11,000 Canadian, a first-class ticket on Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to Vancouver entitles the purchaser to a “suite” with a seat that transforms into a bed, wood-panel finishes, an organic cotton sleep suit and, if one pleases, a flute of champagne and a tin of caviar to begin dinner service. The Dec. 1 overnight trip was smooth and speedy, arriving at the Vancouver gate at 11:17 a.m., 18 minutes ahead of schedule. Meng Wanzhou couldn’t have known it at the time, but this early touchdown would shorten her remaining time as a free woman.The snaking, glass-wall-lined corridor through Vancouver’s international terminal let Meng loosen her weary legs as she headed toward the customs area. She was scheduled for a 12-hour layover before catching a red-eye to business meetings in Mexico City. But after she scanned her Hong Kong passport in the self-serve machine, border authorities flagged her for further screening.Two days earlier, U.S. officials had caught wind of Meng’s stopover in Vancouver—because her flight from Hong Kong crossed U.S. airspace, Homeland Security had its passenger list, and by Nov. 30, a B.C. Supreme Court judge had signed a provisional warrant for the Huawei chief financial officer’s arrest under the Extradition Act, due to looming U.S. charges against her for fraud linked to violating international sanctions against trade with Iran. RCMP officers awaited her arrival.Meng was escorted to a windowless room for questioning by federal authorities. The 46-year-old’s severe hypertension flared up, so after the interrogation, she was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Then authorities took her to the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women in Maple Ridge, B.C., one hour’s drive from the airport and worlds removed from the luxuries familiar to a member of Chinese corporate royalty.This would set off a cascade of events that now traps Canada between two antagonistic superpowers—one helmed by a man obsessed with demonstrating that he always holds the strongest hand despite a feeble grasp of the state of play, the other by a leader determined to prove that his country could rocket to worldwide economic dominance without the encumbrances of Western democracy.Meng’s arrest would lead, in dizzyingly short order, to the imprisonment of two Canadians in China for reasons deliberately kept murky, and the resentencing of a third to death after his original 15-year prison term was suddenly deemed inadequate. Any pretense of friendly bilateral relations imploded as Chinese officials publicly scolded, mocked, insulted and threatened, and Canada leaned on its allies for support, with the implication that next time it could be them.As China demanded that Canada pick a side, it would become glaringly obvious that the U.S.—the closest of this country’s allies by dint of both geography and long precedent—was more interested in nabbing Meng and Huawei than any repercussions Canada might face as a result. Equally apparent was that Ottawa had been caught flat-footed, seemingly unprepared for the forces Meng’s arrest would unleash. At the centre of the saga stood Huawei, telecom behemoth, striving avatar of China’s global ambition and—many critics charge—an instrument of state surveillance whose tentacles reach far beyond China’s borders. Meng would spend months out on bail, swathed in luxurious semi-confinement in her Vancouver home, surrounded by neighbours who barely knew her, occasionally sending plaintive and oddly hammy PR missives to the outside world.Through the ratcheting international tensions, Canadian politicians and government officials would return again and again to the phrases that are supposed to lay out how things work—rule of law, international order, apolitical process—as though by repeating these words like a mantra, they will suddenly matter again. Instead, the blunt fury with which Beijing reacted to the arrest of one of its most prized and prominent citizens would make that belief look like starry-eyed naïveté.Read the full article at Macleans.ca.last_img read more

Peguis chief and council hit by allegations of misuse of flood money

first_imgAPTN National NewsQuestions are beginning to mount over an audit of Peguis First Nation emergency spending, released by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation.The audit looks at how money for flood relief was spent between 2009 and 2011. It contains details of payments in excess of $200,000 made directly to chief and council, and large discrepancies on the number of houses that were sandbagged.Peguis chief Glenn Hudson responded by referring to the document as a draft audit, and labelled it as another attempt by critics to undermine his leadership.The CTF says that band members came forward with the document. Aboriginal Affairs has yet to comment.APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson has the details.last_img read more

Deaths of three Indigenous women in Montreal ignite calls for more frontline

first_imgTom FennarioAPTN NewsDavid Chapman stands near the kitchen inside the Open Door shelter in Montreal and points to a framed picture on the wall.“It just struck me that she was really bright and had a, seemed like a full life ahead of her,” says Chapman, executive director of the shelter.The photo he’s pointing to is of Crystal Einish, a Cree woman in her 20s from Eeyou Istchee – Cree Territory in Quebec.She died after drinking too much alcohol.“She was talking to me about her son, she loved her son, and to be honest I was just completely shocked when I heard only two days later she was no longer with us,” says Chapman.(The photo of Crystal Einish that hangs on the wall inside the Open Door shelter in Montreal)Einish isn’t the only photo on the wall.Walk into Montreal’s Open Door shelter and you’ll find thirteen framed photos.Dubbed the “memorial wall,” the photos are of former clients who have died – eight of the thirteen are Indigenous women, all within the last two years.Before the photos had been located in a less formal space, near a bulletin board.But after a deadly January, where three Indigenous women who frequented the Open Door died, the need for a larger wall became evident.“If things don’t change we’re gonna need more space still,” says Chapman.Chapman says he knew the women well and that substance abuse also played a role in the recent deaths of the two other women.But when they were alive and wanted help, it wasn’t available.He points to yet another photo, Inuk woman Connie Kadlutsiak.“Connie asked three times to go to detox and rehab, and a number of efforts were made but each time there was a waiting list,” he says.“And you often have a very short window of time where there is a desire to go forward with detox and rehab and if you miss that window then you’re back to square one.”(Open Door Executive Director David Chapman. In the background is the wall of photos of clients who have died)Harvey Michele is the interim president of the Indigenous Health Centre of Tiohtià:ke.Tiohtià:ke is the Mohawk word for Montreal, and Michele says the city is lacking compared to Canada’s other major cities.Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver all have centres devoted to Indigenous health.“We’re, let’s say, 20 years behind from other provinces, where they are more specifically targeting Indigenous health,” says Michele, an Ojibway who has lived in Montreal for over 40 years.“For the underserviced Indigenous community, the need is great.”Incorporated in 2016, the Tiohtià:ke Health Centre is still in its infancy.The goal is to eventually establish a location where Indigenous people can get health services catered to their needs.“The Indigenous Health Centre of Tiohtià:ke would work with the community member in dealing with the root cause of their addiction. Sadly, many First Nations and Inuit continue to fall in the cracks,” says Michele.“The rate of mortality is very high for this population due to the lack of access to addiction and mental health services that are culturally not safe for the vulnerable population.”Michele says that the health centre is a part of a larger conglomeration of Montreal Indigenous organizations called the Health Services Partnership Table for Urban Indigenous Persons.Together they are gearing up to push for health services funding, but Michele admits establishing a fully functioning Indigenous health centre in Montreal will take years.In the meantime, she would like to see more funds for health navigators, people who are paid specifically to help vulnerable folks navigate the health system.The health centre currently has two on staff.For David Chapman, more funding and programs can’t come soon enough with regards to keeping more photos from going up on the Open Door memorial wall.“In this case there is very much a direct link between funding recovery and span of life.”tfennario@aptn.ca@tfennariolast_img read more

It may be harder to find the perfect Christmas tree

first_imgMONTPELIER, Vt. — There’s a tight supply of tannenbaums this holiday season.That means some shoppers will be paying more or searching longer for that perfect Christmas tree. But industry officials say there’s no cause for panic buying.The tight market is rooted in an oversupply followed by the Great Recession that caused many growers to leave the business. Now the supply is tight.Tim O’Connor from the National Christmas Tree Association says most people will find what they want, but prices could be a bit higher than last year’s average retail price of about $75.All told, the association says U.S. consumers are expected to buy about 27 million live trees. That’s roughly the same as the last two years.Lisa Rathke, The Associated Presslast_img read more

Four SLT employees arrested

The four men had claimed they were heading to Wadduwa from Panadura to fix SLT telecom lines but had instead stolen the cables.The four suspects are residents of Kalutara and Panadura. The Wadduwa police are conducting investigations. (Colombo Gazette) The police have arrested four Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) employees fo stealing cables belonging to the company.According to the police media unit, the four employees had been arrested after they stole the cables in Wadduwa.

US new home sales climbed a healthy 71 in August

U.S. new home sales jumped 7.1% in August, as low mortgage rates pull buyers into the housing market.The Commerce Department says that new homes sales increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 713,000, up from a revised 666,000 in July. So far this year, sales have risen a healthy 6.4%.Much of August’s sales growth came from homes that have yet to be built, a sign that low mortgage rates are behind the surge in purchases. The 30-year mortgage rate averaged 3.73% last week, down from 4.65% a year ago according to mortgage buyer Freddie Mac.Trade tensions and slower economic growth have pushed down interest rates, helping homebuyers for the moment.August’s average sales price rose 6.1% from a year ago to a record $404,200.Bani Sapra, The Associated Press read more

Modest economic growth not an indication of revived global demand – UN

According to the UN flagship World Economic Situation Prospects 2017 report (WESP), the world economy expanded by just 2.2 per cent in 2016, the slowest rate of growth since the 2009 global recession. World gross product is projected to grow by 2.7 per cent in 2017 and 2.9 per cent in 2018, a slight downward revision from the forecasts made last May. It notes that while developing countries continue to be the main drivers of global growth, accounting for about 60 per cent of the world’s gross product growth in 2016-18, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in least developed countries is anticipated to remain well below the Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG8) on promotion of sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth target of at least seven per cent (target 8.1). “Under the current growth trajectory and assuming no decline in income inequality, nearly 35 per cent of the population in [least developed countries] may remain in extreme poverty by 2030,” read a news release today announcing the report. Further, noting the urgency of efforts rectify the situation, Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development at the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) called for “redoubling the efforts to bring the global economy back on a stronger and more inclusive growth path and create an international economic environment that is conducive to sustainable development.” AUDIO:UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs warns global growth will only be modest this year and next. Some positives in relation to environmental sustainability Noting that the level of global carbon emissions had stalled for two consecutive years, the report said that this was an indication of declining energy intensity of economic activities and the rising share of renewables in the overall energy structure. The report also found that renewable energy investment in the developing countries exceeded that of the developed countries in 2015. It, however, cautioned that without concerted policy efforts from both the public and private sector, the recent improvements in emissions mitigation could easily reverse.Amid challenges, a more balanced policy approach needed In the context of a challenging economic and financial environment, the report advocated for a more balanced policy approach to not only restore a healthy medium-term growth trajectory, but also to achieve greater progress on sustainable development. “The global economy needs policy measures that move beyond demand management,” today’s news release noted, urging for these measures to be “fully integrated with structural reforms that target the various aspects of sustainable development, including poverty, inequality and climate change.” The report also called for greater international policy cooperation and coordination, particularly in the areas of trade and investment. VIDEO: Speaking to UN News ahead of launch of World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017, Lenni Montiel calls for “deeper” international cooperation and stronger, “concerted policy effort” to stimulate investment and productivity. Credit: UN News DESA, together with UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the five UN regional commissions – Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic Commission for Europe (ECE), Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), authored the report.Weak investment and productivity growth a major cause of slowdown The report noted that many economies had experienced a marked downturn in private and public investment in recent years. This combined with labour productivity growth slowed markedly in most developed economies and in many large developing and transition economies. It also stressed the need of investing new capital as a driver of technological change and efficiency gains. In particular, WESP concluded that investment in key areas, such as research and development, education and infrastructure, can promote social and environmental progress, while also supporting productivity growth. read more