Beijing: China demanded Thursday that US diplomats based in Hong Kong “stop interfering” in the city’s affairs, after reports that they met with pro-democracy activists. The foreign ministry said it had expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with US authorities, citing local media reports that a US official from Hong Kong’s US consulate general had met with a local “independence group”. In a statement Thursday, the ministry urged the diplomatic office to “immediately make a clean break with various anti-China rioters” and “stop interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs immediately.” Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USA report in Hong Kong newspaper Takungpao said there had been a meeting between members of the political party Demosisto — including prominent democracy activist Joshua Wong — and Julie Eadeh, political unit chief of the US consulate general in Hong Kong. When contacted by AFP for comment, a State Department spokesperson said representatives of the US government “meet regularly with a wide cross section of people across Hong Kong and Macau.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential polls”For example, the day of this particular meeting, our diplomats also met with both pro-establishment and pan-democratic camp legislators, as well as members of the American business community and the consular corps,” said the spokesperson. Beijing has increasingly pitched the anti-government protests in the semi-autonomous region as funded by the West, but has provided little evidence beyond supportive statements from some Western politicians. Tensions are high in the Asian financial hub after two months of protests and clashes triggered by opposition to a planned extradition law that quickly evolved into a wider movement for democratic reforms. Demosisto says it campaigns for more self-determination for Hong Kong but not independence. Last year, the Hong Kong National Party was outlawed on the grounds it posed a security threat, the first such ban since 1997.
TORONTO — Canada’s public safety minister says the country won’t be deterred by Chinese pressure after China threatened reprisals if Huawei is banned from its 5G network.There are accusations that the telecom giant is controlled by China’s ruling Communist Party or is required to facilitate Chinese spying. The U.S., Australia, Japan and other governments have imposed curbs on use of its technology.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said Friday his government will not compromise national security.Lu Shaye, China’s ambassador to Canada, warned Thursday of repercussions if Canada bars Huawei from the network.The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou in Canada on Dec. 1 created a growing diplomatic rift. Meng is the company’s chief financial officer and the daughter of its founder.China detained two Canadians in apparent retaliation.Rob Gillies, The Associated Press
Fez – Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf released his latest song “Raise Your Head High” on Thursday in solidarity with his home country of Palestine while it is under attack.The song had almost half a million views on YouTube only two days after its release.Amid the ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf released a new song in support of Palestinians. Entitled ‘Raise Your Head High’, Assaf’s song urges Palestinians to stay steadfast in the face of the blatant Israeli aggression.“Lift your head high, it is your weapon,” the song says.The song, which was released 17 July, has already scored almost half a million views on YouTube.The song goes on to add, “Your son Gaza will not be disgraced, Gaza is calling but who is to hear … Take my blood and give me freedom, My land is from river to sea …,” in reference to historic Palestine that spread from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea until 1948.Born in the Gaza strip, Assaf is known to stand for Palestine in his songs. Since he won the television talent show Arab Idol, Assaf has become a national hero in Palestine, where he was named an ambassador of culture and arts.His latest solo song, performed in the 2013 Arab Idol finale, has a political edge, asking for the Palestinian traditional scarf to be raised and calling for reconciliation.
New York – American news outlet Vox posted a video proving that Islamophobia in America goes beyond a cult of likeability for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The rise of Islamophobia in America is reaching dangerous levels. The entire Muslim community is suffering the consequences of bigots who equate Islam with terrorism.A Vox correspondent from Detroit, Michigan who attended a Donald Trump rally in Des Moines, Iowa wanted to know why despite Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, his poll numbers keep rising.Vox interviewed several of the GOP candidates’ supporters at the rally who believe Muslims are the problem and something should be done about it. “I’m not one who is a bigot or anything, but I will tell you that I think we need to look much harder at the people who are causing the problems,” a male supporter said, adding that “Radical Muslims. Radical Islam,” is the root of the problem. Yet, others did not seem to really like ‘The Donald’ and believe his words are “a marketing ploy.”The conversations turned quickly into a general dislike for the entire Muslim community.“The Muslims pose a threat. Not all Muslims. But you can’t tell the good ones from the bad ones. His thing is put a pause in until we can figure out a way to vet the people who are coming in…,” another man said in support of Trump’s Muslim ban.However, most supporters follow the Republican billionaire out of “pre-existing fear” for their security and not out of a “cult for Trump.”“We want our country back. And I don’t appreciate that I have to be not safe in my own country because there are some tenets of their religion that basically teach them to kill people who don’t believe that they believe,” another supporter said.“If you break it down, yeah, they’re a problem. Sorry to say it, but can’t help it. Can’t help but feel that way. Right now, I don’t feel safe. And I think a lot of the country feels the same way,” another one said.In line with Trump’s supporters, far-right conservative media has been inciting the same anti-Muslim rhetoric. “We need to kill them. We need to KILL them… And there’s only one group who can stop this war — the Muslims themselves,” Judge Jeanine Pirro said on FOX news.According to Vox’s findings, Islamophobia has resulted in more hate crimes since 9/11 and an alarming number after the Paris attacks of November 13.
Rabat – Grand Duke of Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and his wife Princess Stephanie de Lannoy arrived in Morocco on Sunday, September 22.The duke and duchess came along with a high-level economic mission from Luxembourg for a three-day visit from September 23-26.Morocco’s Minister of Finance and Economy Mohamed Benchaaboun greeted the couple upon their arrival at the Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. The delegation is headed by Etienne Schneider, who is both Prime Minister and Minister of Economy of Luxembourg.Read Also: Prince Harry and his Spouse Visit Andalusian Gardens, Discover Richness of Moroccan Craft IndustryThe high-level economic mission includes representatives of around 50 companies, suggesting a shared willingness to push for further economic ties between Rabat and Luxembourg.In addition to the Hereditary Grand duke and duchess, several other royal families visited Morocco this year, including King Felipe VI of Spain and his wife Queen Letizia, who arrived in an official visit to Morocco in February.Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle also visited Morocco in February.
The Canadian Press BIARRITZ, France — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the other G7 leaders are wrapping up their two-day summit today in Biarritz, France, where the meetings have been largely upstaged by U.S. trade tensions and a surprise visit by Iran’s top diplomat.Trudeau began the day with a one-on-one meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, who is hosting this year’s summit.The two discussed a number of topics, including Macron’s attempts to broker a deal to save the 2015 Tehran nuclear accord and ease growing tensions between Iran and the West.France’s invitation to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif led to sidebar meetings with French, German and U.K. officials in Biarritz on Sunday — but also led to some tense discussions about Iran among the G7 leaders.Trudeau and Macron also discussed climate issues ahead of a larger summit session on climate, oceans and biodiversity that included G7 leaders and the heads of other countries invited to participate as guests.Climate action is among many issues Trudeau and Macron see eye-to-eye on — something that cannot be said of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was not present for the beginning of the climate session.Instead, Trump held one-on-one meetings with Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.He told reporters ahead of those meetings the U.S. will soon begin serious negotiations with China — amid a mounting trade war between the countries.Trump hiked tariffs on China last week after China taxed some U.S. imports in retaliation for a previous round of imports levied by Trump.Meanwhile, Trudeau has used his one-on-one meetings with his G7 counterparts on the margins of the summit to promote trade and economic issues.He has also joined Macron’s call for action on the fires that have been devastating Amazon rainforest and, it now appears, Canada is prepared to pitch in regardless of what other countries do.Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland spoke to her Brazilian counterpart and offered Canada’s support.
Morris Medd has been chosen by the global panel of judges to be inducted into the International Mining Technology Hall of Fame in the Mining Underground Development category at the gala awards dinner in Denver on February 20th, during SME Conference week. Medd has an extensive background spanning over 45 years of mine contracting and development. Most recently Medd was the President of the Redpath Group of companies, a world leader in shaft sinking, underground mine development and contract mining. He has been credited with the establishment of a number of new and innovative mine development techniques and is considered to be an expert in the field of shaft sinking.Medd started with the Redpath Group as a miner, and over his 30 years with the company gained a broad range of expertise through his escalating positions as project manager, group contract manager, Senior Vice President of Operations, and finally as President, a position he held for five years. Medd is also a former Director of the Ontario Mining Association.Morris began his career as a miner at the Sifto salt mine in 1959. His expertise grew as he took on leadership roles at various mine sites over a 15-year period, most notably at the Creighton No. 9 Shaft sinking project where the crew lined and equipped a 21 ft (6.4 m) diameter x 7,200 ft (2.194.5 m) deep concrete shaft, which was a significant task in its day. In 1974, Medd was promoted to a management role at The Redpath Group’s head office in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. He held management and executive positions since then, leading up to his role as President from 2000 to 2005.Medd has also contributed as a director on the boards of the Ontario Mining Association, Free Gold Ventures Limited and El Niňo Ventures Inc., and has participated on the DGR Technical Review Group for the Nuclear Waste Management Organization.
I’ve no intention of resigning and I think it’s a bit rich of Mícheál Martin. The architect of the HSE, the man who had more money that at any other time in the history of the state and made a complete mess of the health service and who then presided at 716 weeks sitting at cabinet with Bertie Ahern and Brian Cowen its really a bit of tongue and cheek coming from him. HEALTH MINISTER JAMES Reilly says that he has absolutely no intention of resigning from his position following a call for him to do so by opposition leader Mícheál Martin.Speaking yesterday, Martin said that Reilly was incapable of answering “even basic questions” about his department and needed to consider his position.Reilly has come under increased pressure about spending and savings figures within the Department of Health. He has faced specific questions about an admission he made in an Oireachtas Committee that his department’s savings figure on medical cards of €113 million came from a cabinet request.In his speech yesterday, the Fianna Fáil leader also questioned how the Department of Health came up with the figures around free GP care for children under five.Responding to the criticism today however, Reilly said that, as a former health minister, Martin has no credibility in calling for a resignation: Read: Nursing union warns patient care will be “severely compromised” by Budget cuts >Read: I have absolute confidence in Minister Reilly’s ability – Hayes >
THE JUNIOR MINISTER for Health is due to meet with the Our Children’s Health campaign this afternoon.Alex White and the campaigners, many of whom are families who have struggled to hold on to their discretionary medical cards, are to discuss the recent announcement of the suspension of the discretionary medical card review.White agreed to meet with the group yesterday, after Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the parents that he would do something to fix the issue.Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s meeting, Peter Fitzpatrick said that the group welcomed the “fundamental shift in policy”.Questions for the junior ministerHowever, he said that parents were still concerned.“It is great to see that changes will be made to allocate discretionary cards on the terms of medical need rather than financial need,” he said, but said there will still questions to be answered.“We would be very concerned about the families that have already lost their discretionary medical cards under the review. Many people have been without their discretionary medical card for a year, two years or more – are they going to get their card reinstated,” he asked.“We want reassurances that they will get them back,” said Fitzpatrick.“Will those that had their cards removed have their cases re-opened? These are questions we will be asking Minister White,” he said.He said that there were also questions to be answered in relation to the timeline and when all these policy changes will take place.“Sick children are still sick, so this needs to be fast-tracked,” concluded Fitzpatrick.Read: Medical card review suspension does not cover families where card has already been revoked>Read: Alex White denies presiding over medical card review, says it was a joint decision>
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram To honour and give thanks to the special women in our lives, the Alphington Grammar School community held a fundraiser last week to celebrate Mother’s Day with a high tea. The school’s Andrianakos Centre was transformed with festive decorations and an abundance of food, catering to over 250 guests.Making a special appearance from Canberra were Greece’s ambassador to Australia, Haris Dafaranos, along with his wife Eyvah, who officially opened the event. Also attending on the day were executive members of the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne and Victoria, dignitaries, media and other special guests. With all funds raised being put towards the Peter MacCallum hospital and paediatric cancer research, the key guest speaker was Elly Symonds, whose eldest son has been diagnosed with cancer three times. Giving a touching and honest speech, Ms Symonds reflected on her personal journey and the challenges she faced during this time. “Elly shared with us all, that we can find resilience and hope in the toughest of times and against all odds,” said Dr Vivianne Nikou, principal of Alphington Grammar. “Alphington Grammar School has a big heart and our community understands the importance of demonstrating to the next generations that a strong social conscience, and contributing to research and those less fortunate than ourselves, is important.”
Une fusée russe Soyouz en direction de l’ISSTrois cosmonautes se sont envolés hier pour la Station spatiale internationale (ISS), à bord d’une fusée russe Soyouz, depuis le cosmodrome de Baïkonour au Kazakhstan. Le ciel était dégagé à Baïkonour. La fusée russe Soyouz a donc décollé à l’heure prévue, c’est-à-dire 19h09 GMT. L’arrimage à la Station spatiale internationale est prévu demain à 20h12 GMT, selon le Centre de contrôle des vols.A bord de la fusée, trois cosmonautes de nationalités russe, italienne et américaine. Leur mission sur l’ISS doit durer six mois. Contrairement à l’Italien Paolo Nespoli et à l’Américaine Catherine Coleman, le Russe Dmitri Kondratiev effectue ainsi son tout premier vol dans l’espace.Ensemble, ils rejoindront sur l’ISS les deux Russes Alexandre Kaleri et Oleg Skripotchka, et l’Américain Scott Kelly. Leur vaisseau Soyouz s’était arrimé à la station spatiale internationale le 10 octobre dernier. Le 16 décembre 2010 à 10:40 • Emmanuel Perrin
NASA Names Martian Rock After Rolling StonesNASA’s InSight Lander Captures First Audio of ‘Marsquake’ NASA’s InSight Mars lander successfully touched down on the Red Planet, after an almost seven-month, 300-million-mile journey from Earth.The Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy, and Heat Transport (InSight) spacecraft is on a two-year mission to study Mars’ deep interior.Its findings, NASA hopes, will help scientists better understand the formation of rocky celestial bodies—Earth and the Moon included.Launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on May 5, InSight touched down Monday, Nov. 26, near Mars’ equator on the western side of a flat, smooth expanse of lava called Elysium Planitia.NASA’s InSight Mars lander acquired this image of the area in front of the lander using its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on Nov. 26, 2018 (via NASA/JPL-CalTech)The event—which marks the first Mars landing since 2012’s Curiosity rover—was broadcast live on NASA Television, the agency’s website, and social media platforms.“We successfully landed on Mars for the eighth time in human history,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said in a statement. “InSight will study the interior of Mars, and will teach us valuable science as we prepare to send astronauts to the Moon and later to Mars.”The completed landing sequence was confirmed at approximately 3 p.m. EST., relayed to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) via one of two experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats.MarCO-B, one of the experimental Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats, took this image of Mars from about 4,700 miles away during its flyby of the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018 (via NASA/JPL-Caltech)“The whole sequence to touching down on the surface took only six and a half minutes,” according to project manager Tom Hoffman. “During that short span of time, InSight had to autonomously perform dozens of operations and do them flawlessly—and by all indications that is exactly what our spacecraft did.”The good news continues to roll in as NASA confirmed on Tuesday that InSight’s solar panels are open and collecting sunlight, allowing the capsule to recharge its batteries each day.“The InSight team can rest a little easier tonight,” Hoffman said. “It’s been a long day for the team. But tomorrow begins an exciting new chapter for InSight: surface operations and the beginning of the instrument deployment phase.”Over the next few days, engineers will unstow a 5.9-foot robotic arm and use the attached camera to snap photos of the landscape, allowing NASA to start planning where to deploy the mission’s scientific instruments.“Landing was thrilling, but I’m looking forward to the drilling,” principal investigator Bruce Banerdt said.InSight is expected to operate for one Martian year, plus 40 Martian days—until Nov. 24, 2020; the MarCOs’ objectives were completed after their Mars flyby.“This accomplishment represents the ingenuity of America and our international partners and it serves as a testament to the dedication and perseverance of our team,” Bridenstine said. “The best of NASA is yet to come, and it is coming soon.”More coverage on Geek.com:Despite Deadly Prospects, Elon Musk Wants To Go to MarsWatch: ESA, NASA Celebrate 20 Years of the ISSNASA Chooses Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover Mission Stay on target
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — The “blazing heat” that has stifled San Diego County for a week will continue Friday with temperatures expected to climb even higher, a day after Ramona topped out at 111 degrees to match the highest temperature ever recorded in the city, the National Weather Service said.Most of the country remains under an excessive heat warning, which is set to expire Saturday night after being extended twice, while the mountains and beaches remain under a less serious heat advisory during the same period.Rain and thunderstorms that pummeled Riverside and Lake Elsinore on Thursday missed San Diego County, but San Diegans might not be so lucky over the weekend, meteorologists said. Tropical Storm Lidia, which has moved over the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, is expected to send moisture to the north starting Saturday night and lasting through Monday.Meteorologists forecast a 50 percent chance of rain Sunday in the mountains and deserts and a 40 percent chance of rain from the foothills to the beaches. But before the rain, which is expected to cool temperatures down several degrees, San Diegans must brace for more record-breaking high temperatures.“Ahead of the tropical moisture will be continued blazing heat across inland areas today and again on Saturday,” the NWS said. “In fact, today looks as hot as what was felt yesterday, and even hotter at some locales.”If Ramona sees hotter temperatures today, it will set a new all-time heat record. On Thursday, the city topped out at 111, which shattered the old Aug. 31 record of 104 set in 2007 and tied the all-time high set on July 22, 2006.Alpine also set a new Aug. 31 record, hitting 107 to break the old record of 106 set in 1955. Escondido was 105 Thursday to tie the Aug. 31 record set in 1955.High temperatures today will be 87 to 92 degrees at the beaches, 99 to 104 inland, 104 to 109 in the western valleys and near the foothills, 94 to 102 in the mountains and 111 in the deserts.The NWS reminded residents that during an excessive heat warning, “persons working outdoors or those without access to adequate air conditioning will be more likely to experience heat-related illness, such as heat exhaustion. Some heat-related illnesses are serious enough to require hospitalization and could become fatal if left untreated.”The weather service reminded residents to never leave children, seniors or pets unattended in cars; drink more water than usual and avoid alcohol, sugar and caffeine; wear light-colored clothing and a wide-brimmed hat outdoors to keep the head and body cooler; and take frequent rest breaks in shaded or air-conditioned environments.Cool Zones around San Diego Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Even higher temperatures expected Friday as heat wave continues Updated: 4:16 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: September 1, 2017 September 1, 2017
A US-based new father who is an employee at banking organisation JP Morgan has filed a class-action discrimination charge against the organisation, claiming that fathers are discriminated against because they are unable to take paid parental leave on the same terms as mothers.The charge, which was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Ohio, and law firm Outten and Golden on the employee’s behalf, alleges that JP Morgan’s paid parental leave policy in the US presumptively classifies biological mothers as the primary caregiver to a new child, entitling them to 16 weeks of paid leave. The charge contends that fathers are presumptively allocated as secondary caregivers or the non-primary caregiver, enabling them to take two weeks of paid parental leave.Derek Rotondo, the employee who filed the charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), wished to be the primary caregiver for his second child and so requested to take 16 weeks of paid parental leave. He was informed by the organisation’s Disability Management Services and HR departments that he was only eligible to take two weeks of paid parental leave as a secondary caregiver.The charge claims that to qualify as the primary caregiver and receive 16 weeks of paid leave, Rotondo would have to prove that his wife had returned to work before the end of the 16-week period, or if he submitted documentation which showed that his wife was medically incapable of providing care for their newborn. Under these criteria, Rotondo did not qualify as a primary caregiver. He therefore made use of the statutory Family and Medical Leave and accrued paid time off to take paid leave at this time.Rotondo, an employee at JP Morgan since 2010, claims that biological mothers are automatically designated as the primary caregiver, however they do not have to provide evidence that their partner has returned to work, or documentation that their partner is medically incapable to care for their child. He argues that this is sex discrimination and reinforces sexual stereotypes that women should remain in the home and provide childcare. This, he believes, prevents or discourages fathers at JP Morgan from taking 16 weeks of paid parental leave.The charge, which Rotondo has requested the EEOC investigate on behalf of past, current and future fathers who have been or might be affected by the policy, alleges that JP Morgan has violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Ohio Fair Employment Practices Act, and other state and local laws regarding sex discrimination. The charge seeks to gain monetary relief for Rotondo and other fathers at JP Morgan, as well as motivate change to the organisation’s parental leave policy.Galen Sherwin, senior staff attorney at ACLU Women’s Rights Project, said: “JP Morgan’s parental leave policy is outdated and discriminated against both mums and dads by reinforcing the stereotype that raising children is women’s work, and that men’s work is to be the breadwinner. JP Morgan needs to make its family leave policy reflect the realities of modern families working in America today.”Freda Levenson, legal director at the ACLU of Ohio, added: “Paid parental leave is crucial for both parents, and when corporations like JP Morgan Chase push men to stay at work, they’re effectively pushing women to stay at home.”Peter Romer-Friedman, civil rights attorney at Outten and Golden, said: “It is long past the time that American [organisations] implement parental leave policies that comply with federal law and treat men and women equally. All parents, regardless of their sex, deserve fair paid leave so they can bond with their babies.”JP Morgan declined to comment at this time.
WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools will be hosting meetings to discuss what is involved in the Preschool/Kindergarten registration process, program overview, screening process and programs/services provided by Special Education.Wildwood Registration Information MeetingMonday, February 4, 2019 (snowdate: Monday, February 11, 2019)Preschool 6:00 PMKindergarten 6:30 PMBoutwell Registration Information MeetingTuesday, February 5, 2019 (snowdate: Tuesday, February 12, 2019)Preschool 6:00 PMKindergarten 6:30 PMAdditional registration information will be released next week on the school department’s website and shared on Wilmington Apple.(NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington Public Schools.)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 email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Public Schools To Hold Parent Meeting To Discuss Registration For Kindergarten & PreschoolIn “Education”Boutwell & Wildwood To Hold Information Nights For Parents Of Incoming StudentsIn “Education”VIDEO: What Parents Need To Know About Wilmington’s Kindergarten & PreK Registration ProcessIn “Videos”
Malakpet: MLA Ahmed Bin Abdullah Balala along with Corporator and GHMC, TSSPDCL, HMWSSB officials held paidaldaura (padayatra) in Azampura division. It was started from Thumbay Hospital covering Kamal Nagar, Moosa Nagar, Rasoolpura and ended in Vinayak Vedi, under Azampura division. During paidaldaura he inspected at situation at Kamal Nagar, Moosa Nagar and Rasoolpura and interacted with the locals about the problems in areas. During the interaction with locals in Kamal Nagar, Ahmed Balala came to know about the problems being faced by the residents of housing board. Also Read – Secunderabad: Major General N Srinivas Rao makes farewell visit to AOC Advertise With Us He assured them that a representation will be given to the government for construction of new houses. While in Moosa Nagar, the local’s complained him about the bad condition of nala and garbage. They brought to his notice that during rain the water enters in houses. On this issue, Ahmed Balala instructed the officers to construct the 250 feet long wall near the nala as early as possible, so that the residents do not suffer during rains.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary. Photo: BSSInspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammad Javed Patwary on Saturday said the police personnel have been kept ready to prevent any sorts of anarchy centring the upcoming general elections.He said this while replying a query after attending a scholarship giving ceremony among the children of police personnel for their brilliant results in secondary school certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations.The programme was held in the capital’s Police Convention Centre of Police Staff College, Mirpur, reports BSS.Speaking at the programme as the chief guest he said, “Bangabandhu and Bangladesh are the words carrying the same meaning. So, one must know Bangabandhu if he wants to be familiar with Bangladesh.”He asked the brilliant students not to limit their knowledge within textbooks rather to know the history of Bangladesh and love their own country.Additional IGP Md Mohsin Hossain presided over the function.Among others, principal of Bangladesh Police Academy in Rajshahi, Mohammad Najibur Rahman and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) commissioner Md Asaduzzaman Mia spoke on the occasion.
Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 TVB Anywhere was relaunched last year. It now claims more than 100,000 subscribers, after selling the service into Macau through a bundling deal with Macanese telco CTM.Chan said the TVB Anywhere app will be preinstalled on tablet computers manufactured by Alco Electronics, with subscription fees covered by the retail price of the tablets. The tablets are to be exported to North America and may be launched in the second quarter, he said.TVB has no plans to launch an OTT platform in mainland China. Its Jade and Pearl channels are accessible in the Guangdong region, and its original content is licensed to mainland OTT platforms via TVBC, a joint venture with CMC and SMG. Television Broadcasts (TVB), Hong Kong’s leading free to air broadcaster, will up its game in the overseas over-the-top video sector. It will launch a new platform in Thailand and strengthen bundling plans with telco and hardware manufacturers.TVB is partnering with MVTV in Thailand to create a Thai version of TVB Anywhere, the Hong Kong broadcasting giant’s international OTT platform available outside of Hong Kong and mainland China.TVBI’s general manager Desmond Chan told Variety that the platform will feature TVB’s original content dubbed into the Thai language. It will also act as a content aggregator, offering over 100 Thai channels. The new package is expected to launch in the second quarter of 2018. The platform will further expand to other Southeast Asian territories including Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, said Chan.
The D65U series includes the LC-52D65U 52-inch class that measures 52 1/32″ diagonal, LC-46D65U 46-inch class measures 45 63/64″ diagonal and LC-42D65U 42-inch class measures 42 1/64″ diagonal. The D65U series models are Energy Star compliant with very low power consumption. A new Power Saving Mode is available through the TV´s on-screen display menu; which enables active contrast and active backlight to reduce the energy consumption of the television while in use.The D65U AQUOS series provides a superior Full HD 1080p picture with outstanding performance, utilizing Sharp´s proprietary Advanced Super View (ASV) / Black TFT Panel with multi-pixel technology. The ASV/Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine UD (Ultra Dark) provides high Dynamic Contrast Ratio and a pixel response time of 6 ms.The D65U series comes equipped with 5- HDMI inputs, 2- composite video inputs, 1- S-video, and a dedicated PC input with RS-232C for system control. The HDMI inputs feature version 1.3 with deep color, which adds compatibility with many high-end features such as enhanced colors and audio. They are also compatible with AQUOS Link, which enables convenient control of compatible devices.The D85U series offers the same superior quality picture in a 52, 46, and 42-inch package. The D85U series is also Energy Star compliant with very low power consumption, but utilizes 120Hz Fine Motion Enhanced technology. Other features include a 4ms response time, 10-bit Advanced Super View (ASV) / Black TFT Panel with Spectral Contrast Engine UD (Ultra Dark), 176-degree viewing angles, and five HDMI inputs.Sharp’s LC-42D65U is available now for $1,600. The LC-46D65U priced at $1,900 and LC-52D65U priced at $2,400 will be available in October. The LC-52D85U priced at $2,600 and LC-46D85U priced at $2,200 will be available in October. The LC-42D85U which is priced at $1,900 will be available a month later.Via: Electronic House and Engadget Sharp, a worldwide leader in flat panel LCD’s, expands their widescreen, full HD 1080p line of AQUOS LCD TVs with the attractive D65U and D85U series. Both the D65U and D85U feature a slim design and breathtaking realistic picture quality. This line of AQUOS LCD TV’s provides the ultimate home entertainment experience. Citation: Sharp Adds the D65U and D85U Series to Their AQUOS Line (2008, September 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-09-sharp-d65u-d85u-series-aquos.html 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. Image courtesy of Electronic House
4 min read Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. You’ve heard it time and time again: You’ve got to work smarter, not harder. The best way for any entrepreneur to work smarter is to have the best organization and time management tools at their disposal. There are lots of tools to choose from these days, and since many of the newer ones work on a smartphone, you can stay on top of your productivity without being chained to your desk.Poor time management and organization can cost you and your business tremendous amounts of money. When technology is used, especially for repetitive operations, mistakes and work hours are reduced or eliminated. So, whether you’re new to using tech tools to organize and manage your business or you have yet to update your tools, take time to consider these approaches.Time managementThink about what your business is wasting time on now. If you are like most business owners, chances are good that you are filing, retrieving important documents, tracking your income and expenses, invoicing and collecting and training employees. These types of tools can make these tasks easier and faster to complete:Cloud-based document storage. Instead of locking important files in your office, store them online (“the cloud”) where you can retrieve them anytime from anywhere. Google Drive lets you store up to 15GB for free, while giving clients or colleagues access to collaborate. Other tools in this space include Dropbox and Box. They can store everything from simple text documents to sales presentations, market research and photos. They automatically help you file proposals in one place and signed contracts in another. Their security controls enable you to give only certain people access to certain files, lessening the chances that important information will fall into the wrong hands.Online finance tools. You know by now that a computerized accounting program can do a better job of managing your business’ finances than a paper ledger (or worse: receipts stuffed in a desk drawer). As with document storage, there’s no need for financial management tools to be tethered to a computer in an office anymore. There are cloud-based accounting programs and electronic invoicing tools that can put you on the path to good financial management practices. With e-invoicing systems like Freshbooks and Xero, you can automate both billing and collection: You set up standard invoice categories and prices in advance so you can immediately generate an invoice right from the job site. Some of the e-invoicing systems are adding tools to become light-weight versions of the big accounting programs. One other big time-saver in these tools: They make it easy to look back at your finances when tax season rolls around. Training programs. The better trained your employees are, the less time you will need to spend on managing them and the more they will add to your business’ bottom line. How do you find time to be the trainer-in-chief when you are already wearing so many other hats? There are resources online and training platforms that can enable your staff to learn in bite-sized chunks and even take exams and gain certificates. If the online resources don’t quite meet your needs, think about simple steps, like an occasional brown-bag lunch seminar or setting up a mentorship program to enable seasoned employees to share their skills and knowledge.OrganizationProductivity is important to a business owner, and the trick to being the most productive is to be organized. You may not have natural organizational skills but there are apps that can help you. Some, like KanbanFlow, can prompt you to assign tasks and set due dates. Others, like Trello, function as project management tools to organize the workflow among your employees. There are even tools like Proven to make the hiring of new employees more organized and time-efficient by helping you to post to multiple job boards at once and screen applicants. Given how tight the U.S. labor market is right now, this can be a big time-saver.Stephen Sheinbaum is the founder of Bizfi, an aggregation marketplace that offers many kinds of alternative funding, from short-term finance to longer term loans, equipment finance and lines of credit. Since 2005, Bizfi has originated in excess of $2 billion in funding to more than 35,000 small businesses, including many well-known franchises. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global February 11, 2017 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.