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Virat Kohli, Team India celebrate MS Dhoni’s 36th birthday in JamaicaVirat Kohli, Team India celebrate MS Dhoni’s 36th birthday in Jamaica

first_imgMS Dhoni celebrated his 36th birthday with team members in Jamaica yesterday, as the entire team and their families came together to make their former captain feel special.BCCI posted a video of the celebrations on their social media page where Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh were seen smearing Dhoni’s face with the cake.Captain Virat Kohli clicked a photograph with Dhoni’s cake-smeared face and has shared it with his fans on Twitter.Another one from the celebrations! ??? pic.twitter.com/0jfj8vvLD2- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2017Along with Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav clicked pictures with the birthday boy and  shared the same on their social media accounts.Happy B’day Mahi bhai wish you lots of happiness and peace and success going ahead. God bless @msdhoni. ??? pic.twitter.com/JkbTS5qwgq- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2017One more pic from the celebrations!! pic.twitter.com/JsJML21Rrf- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) July 7, 2017Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli had backed  MS Dhoni after the former captain was questioned over his recent failing in chases.”I think we get too impatient after just one game. That can happen to anyone. Any batsman can struggle and any batsman can get stuck at the crease. Even if you’re in top form, it can happen to you, so I don’t think there’s any issue,” Virat Kohli had said after India won the ODI series against West Indies 3-1.advertisementlast_img read more

Govt identifies 5106 risky exporters who have fraudulently claimed GST refundsGovt identifies 5106 risky exporters who have fraudulently claimed GST refunds

first_imgNew Delhi: The government Thursday said it has identified 5,106 “risky exporters” so far who have claimed GST refunds based on bogus invoices, and would manually check their claims before issuing refunds.According to sources, such fraudulent claims of Integrated GST (IGST) refunds by exporters could exceed Rs 1,000 crore. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), in a statement, also assured genuine exporters that their refund claims would be processed in an automated environment and issued in a timely manner. The CBIC had on Monday issued an instruction to its Customs and GST formations to verify the correct availment of input tax credit (ITC) by few exporters who are perceived as “risky” on the basis of pre-defined risk parameters. “Only 5,106 risky exporters have been identified so far as against about 1.42 lakh total exporters. Thus the risky exporters are only 3.5 per cent of the total exporters… “Even for these risky exporters, the exports are allowed immediately. However, the refund would be released after verification of ITC within a maximum of 30 days,” the CBIC statement said Thursday. The introduction of manual checks in IGST refunds is aimed at preventing unscrupulous exporters from defrauding the exchequer, the CBIC added. It said that in the last two days – June 17 and 18 – only 1,436 shipping bills filed by total 925 exporters have been interdicted. “Considering that about 20,000 shipping bills are filed by roughly 9,000 exporters on a daily basis, the intervention is negligible,” the CBIC said. “The new verification exercise is aimed at preventing unscrupulous exporters from defrauding the exchequer and bringing a bad name to the larger exporting community. CBIC would like to assure all genuine exporters that they would continue to get their IGST refunds in a timely manner in a fully automated environment,” it added. In the instruction issued on Monday, the CBIC had asked the director-general (systems) to identify “risky exporters” and inform the respective Chief Commissioner of Central Tax about the past IGST refunds granted to such risky exporters (along with details of bank accounts in which such refund has been disbursed). With PTI inputslast_img read more

Bill Gates recaptures the title of worlds richest personBill Gates recaptures the title of worlds richest person

first_imgANKARA – Bill Gates recaptured the title of world’s richest person from Mexican investor Carlos Slim by adding $15.8 billion to his wealth.Bill Gates recaptured the title of world’s richest person from Mexican investor Carlos Slim, the year’s biggest gainer by adding $15.8 billion to his wealth according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a daily ranking of the world’s 300 wealthiest individuals.According to the index, the richest people on the planet got even richer in 2013, adding $524 billion to their collective net worth. The aggregate net worth of the world’s top billionaires stood at $3.7 trillion at the market close on Dec. 31, according to the ranking.The biggest gains came in the technology industry, which soared 28 percent during the year.Out of 300 people who appeared on the final ranking of 2013, only 70 registered a net loss for the 12-month period.The second wealthiest man in the world, Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, now is worth $72 billion.The third wealthiest man in the world, Amancio Ortega, Spain´s richest man, owns 59 percent of Indetex, world´s largest clothing retailer, now worth $65.3 billion.Bill Gates, the founder and chairman of Redmod, Washington-based Microsoft Corp, increased his wealth by $15.8 billion to $78.5 billion, according to the index, as shares of Microsoft, the world’s largest software maker, rose 40 percent.Gates’s fortune has also benefited from a rally in stock holdings that include the Canadian National Railway Co. and sanitizing-products maker Ecolab Inc., which rose 34 percent and 45 percent respectively.Less than a quarter of Gates’s fortune is held in Microsoft. He’s donated $28 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Christy Walton, worth $39.1 billion, the world’s richest woman is the widow of John T. Walton, the second son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. After John’s death in 2005, Christy inherited her husband’s fortune, which consists of a 9.8 percent stake in Wal-Mart, the largest private employer in the U.S., and a 29 percent stake in First Solar, a manufacturer of solar panels.The world’s 16th richest person, Saudi Prince Alwaleed Al Saud is the founder of Kingdom Holding, a Riyadh-based conglomerate that has investments in hotels, real estate and other publicly traded securities. He also holds an 80 percent stake in Rotana, one of the biggest media companies in the Middle East. The Saudi billionaire  remained the Middle East’s wealthiest person. He ended the year with a net worth of $32.4 billion, up $3.7 billion for the year.Lynsi Torres, the 30-year-old president and owner of In-N-Out Burger, is the youngest female billionaire in the U.S. Her fast-food empire valued at more than $1 billion, according to Bloomberg.The Bloomberg report said that Mark Zuckerberg was technology’s biggest dollar gainer, adding $12.4 billion to his net worth as Facebook Inc. shares more than doubled. The chief executive officer of the world’s largest social-networking company sold more than $2 billion in stock last month and donated another $1 billion to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.The fortunes of Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the founders of Google Inc., surged about $10 billion each as the world’s largest search-engine business rose 58 percent.Li Ka-Shing remains Asia’s richest man with a fortune of $30.2 billion. The 85-year-old controls the Cheung Kong Holdings Ltd. property Investment Company and conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa Ltd.The biggest gainer in Asia was Macau casino mogul Lui Che Woo, who added $14.2 billion to his net worth.Robin Li, founder of Beijing-based Baidu Inc., dethroned Wang in December. China’s most-used search engine rallied 77 percent in 2013. The crown could change again. The country’s top four billionaires all have fortunes of $12 billion or more.Fast Retailing Inc. Chairman Tadashi Yanai, Japan’s richest man, ended the year with a $20.9 billion fortune, up 66 percent in 12 months.Russia´s richest person is Alisher Usmanov, 60, with a net worth of $20.2 billion. Russia’s richest man controls USM Holdings, a British Virgin Islands-based entity with holdings in mining (Metalloinvest, Russia’s largest iron ore producer), technology (Facebook, Twitter, and Zynga through Digital Sky Technologies, as well as Russian Internet provider Mail.ru) and telecommunications (MegaFon). He also co-owns the U.K. soccer team Arsenal.Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest person. The founder of Dangote Group, one of the continent’s largest conglomerates, added $9.2 billion during the year. He’s the 30th-richest person in the world.Laurene Jobs, the widow of Steve Jobs, inherited her late husband’s stakes in Walt Disney, the world’s biggest media enterprise, and Apple, the most valuable company on the planet. A former investment banker, Jobs has helped create a number of commercial and charitable organizations, including natural foods maker Terravera, the Emerson Collective and College Trac. now worth $13.4 billion.Iskender Makhmudov from Uzbekistan owns majority stakes in Ural Mining and Metallurgical Co., Russia’s biggest copper miner, and Kuzbassrazrezugol, the country’s second-largest producer of thermal coal. His railroad interests include stakes in Transmashholding, Russia’s biggest manufacturer of railway cars, and Aeroexpress, Moscow’s airport railway service, now worth $ 8.8 billion and ranks 141 in the list.Nassef Sawisis, Egypt’s richest person owns about one-third of construction and fertilizer company, OCI. His other assets include a 23.3 percent interest in Texas Industries and about 16 percent of French building materials operation LaFarge, which bought Orascom Cement for $12.8 billion in 2007. Sawiris’ father founded OCI’s predecessor, Orascom Construction, in 1950.Eike Batista is the biggest loser in 2013. Brazil’s richest man, lost his most fortunes. His net worth declined more than $12 billion during the year. OGX Petroleo & Gas Participacoes SA, the oil company that transformed him into Brazil’s richest man, filed for bankruptcy protection in October. Batista was the world’s eighth-richest person in March 2012, and now has a negative net worth, according to the Bloomberg ranking.last_img read more

Morocco Establishing Itself as Major Economic Force in Africa UN MagazineMorocco Establishing Itself as Major Economic Force in Africa UN Magazine

New York – Morocco has been establishing itself as a “major economic force” in Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission into the African Union (AU), which it left decades ago, said UN magazine Africa Renewal in its latest issue, highlighting Morocco’s offensive on both economic and diplomatic levels to rejoin the AU, whose Summit is scheduled for late January in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.“Slowly and steadily, Morocco has been establishing itself as a major economic force in sub-Saharan Africa, even as it eyes gaining readmission into the African Union (AU), which it left decades ago,” said the magazine in an analysis entitled “Morocco flexes muscles as it seeks AU reinstatement.”Recalling that the kingdom has expanded its economic ties with many countries on the continent, mainly through trade and investments since it left the AU, the author of the article, Franck Kuwonu, said that Morocco “now seeks to return to the fold, boost these ties” and settle the Sahara issue. He said that “over the 10-year period starting in 2004, Morocco’s trade with the rest of the continent grew by an annual average of 13% ($3.7 billion) in 2014, 42% of which was with sub-Saharan Africa. This represented just 6.4% of the kingdom’s overall trade globally during the same period.”“Yet the most remarkable change was Morocco’s direct investments in the continent. In 2015 it invested $600 million,” according to the World Investment Report 2016, a publication of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), quoted by the magazine.Africa Renewal also noted that “over the decade ending in 2016, Morocco’s investment in sub-Saharan Africa represented 85% of its overall foreign direct investment (FDI) stocks.”It cited, in this regard, a 2015 survey report by Ernst & Young, which underlined that “Moroccans became a more prominent investor on the continent, initiating 13 intra-African investments—its highest in over a decade.”Morocco’s investments are mostly concentrated in banking and telecommunications sectors, which in 2013 accounted for 88% of its FDI stocks in sub-Saharan Africa, the magazine recalled.Africa Renewal also highlighted King Mohammed VI’s letter to the 27th AU Summit, in which He explained that “the important involvement of Moroccan operators and their strong engagement in the areas of banking, insurance, air transport, telecommunications and housing are such that the kingdom is now the number one investor in West Africa.”King Mohammed VI added that Morocco “is already the second largest investor on the continent and our ambition is to be ranked first.”The magazine said that Morocco is supported in its request to rejoin the AU by a group of no less than 28 African countries, recalling that these countries had addressed to Driss Deby Itno, President of the Republic of Chad and Chairman-in-Office of the African Union, a motion for the suspension of SADR’s membership to enable the Pan-African organization to play a constructive role and to contribute positively to the efforts of the United Nations for a final settlement of the regional dispute over the Sahara. read more

Children with Autism Participate in Rabat International MarathonChildren with Autism Participate in Rabat International Marathon

Rabat – Children with autism  participated for the first time in the International Marathon of Rabat on March 5. A number of organizations supporting autistic children from various Moroccan cities  took part in the third edition of the International Marathon of Rabat. The initiative aimed to raise awareness of this segment of the Moroccan population and also to express support for the autistic community throughout Morocco.The children with autism who participated in Rabat International Marathon ran alongside amateur runners from different cities of Morocco. There are no official statistics about the number of children with autism in Morocco, and  cultural taboos make it quite difficult to count the cases of autism , as the condition remains a taboo and parents usually avoid presenting their children as autistic.According to statistics obtained in 2009 from the International Association for the Defense of the Fundamental Rights of Children with Autism, there are between 338,000 and 563,000 autistic people in the world, most of them children.Edited by Alexander Jusdanis read more

UN agency and partners distribute food to 7000 vulnerable people in easternUN agency and partners distribute food to 7000 vulnerable people in eastern

Due to increased food prices, low income and humanitarian crisis, hospitals patients and students have become more vulnerable. “The conflict has resulted in shelling into residential areas resulting in deaths and injuries of civilians and destruction of property and infrastructure including, hospitals and schools,” said, Giancarlo Stopponi, WFP Representative in Ukraine, said in a news release. He added that providing food in those institutions would ensure that their vulnerable populations have access to sufficient nutritious food to stay healthy.According to WFP, the food assistance will be distributed by ADRA Ukraine, which is a part of worldwide network of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), to patients in hospitals and school students in many towns of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts.“We work closely with local authorities, WFP and WHO [The UN World Health Organization], as well regional organizations to identify their needs. Volunteers and community health workers are also very involved,” said Anatoliy Begas, ADRA Ukraine Country Director.In partnership with several non-governmental organizations, including ADRA Ukraine, WFP has confirmed that it has provided food assistance to more than 250,000 people among the most venerable population affected by the conflict in east Ukrainian regions. Under its ongoing Emergency Operation launched in November 2014, WFP plans to provide assistance to 575,000 people by the end of 2015. read more

Nexans wins key Toromocho mine cable contractNexans wins key Toromocho mine cable contract

first_imgNexans, the worldwide cable industry major, has been awarded a major contract to supply power, control and instrumentation cables from its specialised POWERMINE range for Chinalco’s new Mount Toromocho open pit copper mine in Peru. In cooperation with Anixter USA, its distribution partner for this project, Nexans is providing more than1,200 km of cables to the Aker/Jacobs Engineering turnkey EPC contractor for the mine, which is scheduled to begin production in 2012. Nexans said that it has developed its comprehensive POWERMINE range of customised cable solutions to ensure optimum safety, reliability and efficiency for mining operations. At Toromocho, Nexans cables will power surface mine equipment such as conveyor belts, lighting, power for various buildings, crushers, a maintenance facility, the concentrator and other surface operations.For this contract, the Nexans facility in Canada is supplying 1,000 km of power, control and instrumentation cables of the type THNN, XHHW, Ultra-VN, Ultrex-XL and Firex. These cables comply with USA Type National Electric Code (NEC) specifications. Nexans Chile is supplying 200 km of 5 kV and 15 kV medium-voltage (MV) flexible rubber jacketed power cables. “This contract has been a great success and enables Nexans to secure a stronger foothold in the very active South American mining market. The key to our success in the face of stiff competition was the excellent cooperation with Anixter, so that together we demonstrated our ability to provide the EPC with a complete, high quality, cost-effective solution that met all their needs for both the fixed and mobile cable requirements,” said Gilbert Guerrero, Regional Sales Manager, Cross-Sales, Nexans North America. “A further advantage was the capability delivered by the Nexans teams based in Chile, since this project called for special packaging methods in order to ensure the secure and safe delivery of cables to a very remote site in good condition and ready to be installed and energised.” Delivery of Nexans cables to the Toromocho mine project began in August 2011 with completion expected by year end. Toromocho is being developed in a remote location, 130 km from Lima, at an elevation of 4,600 m. The mine is estimated to have recoverable reserves of 5.7 Mt of copper, 148,000 t of molybdenum and 188 Moz of silver, giving a life of over 25 years at an average production rate of 210,000 t/y of copper.last_img read more

Shopping List Written on a Five Euro Note of the DayShopping List Written on a Five Euro Note of the Day

first_imgBANANAS? CHECK. SIX sausages? Check. Box of condoms? Check.One organised person wrote this shopping list on a five euro note – but then handed it in to a pub in Kilkenny. Oops. Reader Aidan G was given the note as change in the early hours of this morning and sent it in to us (the photo, not the fiver – we’re guessing he’s going to keep that).Ah well. At least it looks like they had a pretty good Saturday before they spent the money.(Photo: Aidan G)Photo: Bet Their Mammies Are Proud Pic of the Day > Photo: Scaffolding in Kerry Pic of the Day >last_img

Youve got a delivery A 17ton generator and cooling fansYouve got a delivery A 17ton generator and cooling fans

first_imgIf you’re not familiar with it, 60 Hudson Street is a lower Manhattan landmark. The giant building takes up a square block in TriBeCa, towering over the surrounding buildings. While the former Western Union Building would be interesting simply due to its history and sheer size, it is notable for another reason: 60 Hudson is a major internet hub, a “a premier nexus of worldwide communications” according to Wikipedia. Companies like zColo are there because of its Manhattan location, proximity to other major internet hubs, and its incredible amenities, including 24/7 security, N+1 cooling redundancy, and, of course, serious backup power.While walking by 60 Hudson this past weekend I noticed a giant crane on Worth Street (the building’s north side). The street was closed and it was clear the crane was delivering some new gear to the building. Among the hardware being delivered was the massive Cummins generator you see above. Now, I don’t know a lot about secondary power solutions for world-class datacenters, but that looks a lot like the Cummins DQKAA. The DQKAA is powered by a 16-cylinder Cummins QSK60 series engine and provides 1750kW when operating at 60Hz. The monstrous turbo-charged diesel power plant has 60.2 liters of displacement, so don’t think this is just a big truck engine. It weighs 34,000 pounds and uses 250 gallons of fuel an hour.60 Hudson’s site notes that the building has two 800 kW generators and a 6000 gallon backup fuel tank. I didn’t see any generators being removed from the building, so it’s not clear if the existing units were being replaced with a bigger generator or if the backup solution was simply being augmented due to growing power demands. It’s quite possible that their Flash-based site is outdated as well.It’s worth understanding that the power situation at 60 Hudson is quite complex. Data Center Knowledge, the go-to site for information like this, noted that the building has multiple 3-megawatt generators in the sub-basement, where this unit was probably headed. Seeing the generator lifted onto the roof would be much, much cooler than seeing it disassembled and brought into the basement piece by piece, but the latter is the more likely scenario.The awesomeness didn’t end at the generator, there was also a massive crane on hand. It was a Liebherr mobile crane. I haven’t been able to figure out which model it was but we can see that it has eight axles and that it has a telescoping boom and a lattice jib. 60 Hudson is 23 stories tall and one of the pictures shows the crane lifting to about the 16th story, so we know the crane can lift to at least 160 feet, probably a good deal more.Also being delivered to 60 Hudson were giant cooling fans, which were much less impressive than the generator or crane. They were going to the roof of the building (see the gallery below).That’s all for now — the installation was going slowly so I didn’t get to see too much happen. It was pretty awesome getting to see that hardware being delivered and then watching the crane in action. The fact that this was all taking place in downtown Manhattan as I was walking around over the weekend made it that much more interesting.60 hudson – Geek.com – Cummins60 hudson – Geek.com – Cummins60 hudson – Geek.com – cooling60 hudson – Geek.com – crane lifting60 hudson – Geek.com – crane 00260 hudson – Geek.com – crane base60 hudson – Geek.com – crane 00160 hudson – generator deliverylast_img read more

25000 hippocampes et des ailerons de requins saisis au Pérou25000 hippocampes et des ailerons de requins saisis au Pérou

first_img25.000 hippocampes et des ailerons de requins saisis au PérouUne triste découverte a été faite dans un entrepôt situé près de l’aéroport international de Lima, au Pérou. 25.000 hippocampes déshydratés et des milliers d’ailerons de requins ont été retrouvés dans ce lieu appartenant à un ressortissant chinois.Cette cargaison de 25.000 hippocampes et d’ailerons de requins retrouvée représentait d’après le ministre de la Production péruvien, Jorge Villasante, une valeur marchande de 210.000 euros. Les hippocampes ont été découverts à côté de quelque 200 kilos d’ailerons de requins, certains étant des spécimens juvéniles interdits à la pêche. Le chargement était éparpillé dans des ballots de plastique et réparti dans une cinquantaine de caisses qui devaient être expédiées par avion à Hong Kong.À lire aussiUn requin mako filmé en pleine attaque par une caméra embarquée (Vidéo)Menacé d’extinction, l’hippocampe est protégé par la Convention sur le commerce international des espèces sauvages (Cites). Mais il est très prisé en Asie, pour ses supposées vertus médicinales ou aphrodisiaques. Au Pérou, la pêche de ces étonnants poissons est interdite depuis 2004, et les braconniers sont menacés de deux à cinq ans de prison.Alors que le requin est lui aussi menacé d’extinction, la conférence de la Cites organisée en mars dernier n’avait accordé sa protection à aucune des quatre espèces qui lui étaient soumises. Le Japon et la Chine, en tête, suivis par la quasi-totalité des pays d’Asie, se sont fermement opposés à une régulation du commerce de l’espèce. Le 7 janvier 2011 à 18:24 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Amazon Sumerian Simplifies Virtual Augmented Reality CreationAmazon Sumerian Simplifies Virtual Augmented Reality Creation

first_imgStay on target Google+ Consumer Accounts To Shutter April 2Anonymous Online Shopping Don’t Come Easy—Or Cheap Amazon Web Services this week introduced Sumerian, an online editor for creating and running VR, AR, and 3D applications—no expertise needed.Developers can sign up for the preview to begin building immersive, interactive scenes for popular hardware and software (including HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, HoloLens, iOS, and Google Daydream).Choose from a library of included items, download and import objects from third-party programs, or go crazy and create your own elements. The text editor, meanwhile, allows users to decide how objects behave in a scene.Assemble a virtual classroom, for example, where you can train new employees around the world. Or a virtual environment that enables people to remotely tour a building.Upload 3D assets to use in your scene (via Amazon Web Services)Sumerian also lets you design animated characters, or “hosts,” who can guide visitors through scenes by narrating scripts or answering questions. Even customize characteristics like gender, voice, and language.Preloaded with lifelike chat skills, Amazon Lex and Amazon Polly provide automatic speech recognition, natural language understanding, and text-to-speech capabilities.(Just don’t expect anything more authentic than the usual robotic tones of AI.)Turn your host into a virtual concierge or digital teacher; build scenes that improve productivity by simulating real-world scenarios.Create a digital character who will narrate your scene (via Amazon Web Services)Or—stop me if you’ve heard this one already—create a mobile AR app that lets users see how furniture would look in their homes before buying.A platform for constructing, designing, animating, and scripting environments, Sumerian requires no software installation or upfront costs; developers pay only for storage used and volume of traffic generated.“Customers are daunted and overwhelmed by the up-front investment in specialized skills and tools required to even get started building a VR or AR application,” Marco Argenti, vice president of AWS technology, said in a statement. “With Amazon Sumerian, it is now possible for any developer to create a realistic, interactive VR or AR application in a few hours.”It’s as simple as logging into the AWS Management Console.last_img read more

IT department to bash the examine social media profiles of taxpayersIT department to bash the examine social media profiles of taxpayers

first_imgReutersTaxpayers with Facebook or Instagram accounts will have to have second thoughts before posting pictures of their new luxury car as the Income Tax department (I-T) will now track their social media accounts from next month in order to trace black money.The I-T department will launch ‘Project Insight’ in October, which will use Big Data analytics to match information from social media sites to find out mismatches between spending patterns and income declarations to trace tax evasions and black money, the Economic Times has reported.Earlier, the government had said that it is compulsory to link Aadhaar card with Permanent Account Number (PAN) which would allow the I-T department to have a complete view of a person’s income and assets.The government’s crackdown on black money was spurred by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation drive last year to fight corruption and wipe out black money from the economic system.What is Project Insight? The I-T department planned to implement Project Insight mainly to monitor high value transactions aiming that this move could curb the circulation of black money.The project has been initiated for datamining, collection collation and processing of tax-related information and will play a key role in widening of tax base and track tax evaders.It is an integrated platform that will use vast amounts of information easily available on social media to conduct raids online rather than the traditional way of conducting random tax raids.The platform will dig into multiple sources of information to search out tax evaders from social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. IANSLast year, the tax department had signed a pact with L&T Infotech for the implementation of this Project.The project is also expected to set up a streamlined data exchange mechanism for other government departments too.last_img read more

22 university students denied bail sent to jail22 university students denied bail sent to jail

first_imgThe 22 private university students being taken to jail by a prison van in front of CMM court on 9 August. Photo: Dipu MalakarDenying bail to them, a Dhaka court on Thursday sent 22 private university students to jail in two cases filed over vandalism and attacks on police, reports UNB.The accused are students of East West University, North South University, South East University and BRAC University.Dhaka metropolitan magistrate Satyabrata Shikder passed the order after police produced them before his court on expiry of their two-day remand, rejecting bail petitions filed by their lawyers.The mother of South East University student Noor Mohammad breaks down in tears in front of CMM court on 9 August. Photo: Dipu MalakarEarlier on 7 August, another Dhaka court placed them on the remand.On Monday, students of the private universities clashed with police while demonstrating against the attack on students during their demonstration for safe roads in the city.last_img read more

N Korea fails in new missile testN Korea fails in new missile test

first_imgAn unidentified missile and mobile launcher makes its way through Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang. Photo: AFPA fresh North Korean missile test failed when it exploded after launch Sunday, the US military said, a day after Pyongyang defiantly showcased its ballistic arsenal at a giant military parade.The failure, which is likely to be seen as something of a public embarrassment for the regime, came amid soaring tensions in the region over the North’s nuclear weapons ambitions.“The missile blew up almost immediately,” the US Defence Department said of the early morning launch which was also detected by the South Korean military.Neither was able to determine immediately what kind of missile was used in the test, the timing of which appeared very deliberately chosen.It came after North Korea displayed nearly 60 missiles—including what is suspected to be a new intercontinental ballistic missile—at a parade on Saturday to mark the 105th birthday of its founder Kim Il-Sung.The event was held in front of the cameras of invited world media, who were still in Pyongyang when Sunday’s test failure was detected.Message to US?The missile failure also came just hours ahead of a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence to South Korea where the North’s weapons programme will top the agenda.North Korea has a habit of firing off missiles to mark major political anniversaries, or as gestures of defiance to top US officials visiting the region.US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Trump had been briefed on the latest test but had “no further comment”.Sunday’s launch was carried out around dawn from Sinpo, a site on North Korea’s east coast where it has a shipyard.In August last year, a submarine-launched ballistic missile tested from Sinpo flew 500 kilometers towards Japan.North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed that test as the “greatest success” and said it brought the US mainland within range of a mobile delivery system.Pyongyang’s rogue atomic ambitions have come into sharp focus in recent weeks, with President Donald Trump vowing a tough stance against the North and threatening unilateral action if China failed to help curb its neighbour’s nuclear programme.Trump has repeatedly said he will prevent Pyongyang from its goal of developing a nuclear-tipped ballistic missile capable of reaching the mainland United States.With speculation mounting that the North is preparing to conduct a sixth nuclear test, he sent an aircraft carrier-led strike group to the Korean peninsula—a pointed gesture in the wake of the recent US missile strike on Syria.Ready for “war”The North has reiterated its constant refrain that it is ready for “war” with the US, and its army vowed Friday a “merciless” response to any US provocation.Recent satellite images suggest the North’s main nuclear site is “primed and ready,” according to specialist US website 38North, and White House officials say military options are “already being assessed”.China, the North’s sole major ally, and Russia have both urged restraint, with Beijing’s foreign minister Wang Yi warning that “conflict could break out at any moment”.The UN Security Council has imposed six sets of sanctions against the North since its first nuclear test in 2006 — all of which have failed to halt its drive for what it insists are defensive weapons.Pyongyang has carried out five nuclear tests – two of them last year – and multiple missile launches, one of which saw three rockets come down in waters provocatively close to Japan last month.Pyongyang has yet to formally announce it has an operational ICBM, but experts and intelligence officials have warned it could be less than two years away from achieving an inter-continental strike capability.In his New Year’s address earlier this year, Kim Jong-Un said the North was in the “final stages” of developing an ICBM.Operational submarine-launched devices could give the North the ability to strike without warning from a vessel somewhere in the Pacific Ocean.They could also reduce the effectiveness of the US Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) defence system, which Washington and Seoul are deploying to the South, to the fury of Beijing.last_img read more

3056 candidates file nominations3056 candidates file nominations

first_imgA total of 3056 candidates, including 265 in 20 seats of capital Dhaka, have submitted their nomination papers across the country to contest the upcoming general election scheduled for 30 December.An official at the election commission said they collected the information about the nomination papers from retuning officers all over the country over telephone.As per their tally, he said 3,056 individuals and contenders of political parties filed their nominations for 300 seats by the deadline that expired at 5pm today (Wednesday).Many candidates, including those from two major political alliances — Awami League-led Grand Alliance and Kamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front — filed their nominations on the last day amid festivity.The nomination papers will be scrutinised on 2 December as the last date for withdrawal of candidature is 9 December as per the reschedule announced by the election commission.On 8 November, the EC first announced schedule for the general election fixing 23 December for balloting. Amid demand from opposition political parties, the commission on 12 November deferred the national election to 30 December from 23 December.last_img read more

Huge Fire on Site of Southern Baptist Churchs New Senior Center–Reportedly SetHuge Fire on Site of Southern Baptist Churchs New Senior Center–Reportedly Set

first_img(Update 4/27/2015) The Rev. Donte Hickman, pastor of Southern Baptist Church in East Baltimore sent out the call for all his men to meet him and other pastors at New Shiloh Baptist Church to talk down the folks who rioted and burned in Baltimore, April 27. Two hours later, it was reported that a huge fire raged on the site of a building that belonged to Southern Baptist Church and was purposed to be their new senior citizen center.[wowslider id=”24″]In spite of attempts of the local fire department, the building was completely destroyed. The Fire Department initially would not connect the fire to the early afternoon’s activities considering it’s on the opposite side of the city. But later in the evening the AP confirmed that the fire was indeed initiated by the rioters.Prayers came in as soon as the news became public.The city had been besieged since early afternoon, on the same day of the funeral for Freddie Gray, 25, who died while in police custody.The actions of an increasing number of groups caused Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake to request Gov. Hogan to declare a state of emergency.last_img read more

Periodic radio signal detected from the blazar J10432408Periodic radio signal detected from the blazar J10432408

first_imgAbout 10.5 years long 15 GHz observations of the blazar J1043+2408 from OVRO. Credit: Bhatta, 2018. Using Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), astronomers have detected a periodic signal in the radio light curve of the blazar J1043+2408, which could be helpful in improving our understanding about the nature of blazars in general. The finding was presented in a paper published November 30 on arXiv.org. Explore further More information: Gopal Bhatta. Detection of periodic radio signal from the blazar J1043+2408. arXiv:1811.12689 [astro-ph.HE]. arxiv.org/abs/1811.12689 Rhythmic oscillations detected in the blazar Markarian 501 Citation: Periodic radio signal detected from the blazar J1043+2408 (2018, December 12) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-12-periodic-radio-blazar-j10432408.html Blazars are a class of radio-loud active galactic nuclei (AGN). Their characteristic features are relativistic jets pointed almost exactly toward the Earth. In general, blazars, which are the most energetic sources in the universe, are perceived by astronomers as high-energy engines serving as natural laboratories to study particle acceleration, relativistic plasma processes, magnetic field dynamics and black hole physics. BL Lacertae objects (BL Lacs) are a type of blazar showcasing lower-power jets and higher Doppler factors than other blazars. J1043+2408 is one of the objects of this type, frequently observed by space telescopes and ground-based observatories.By monitoring such BL Lacs like J1043+2408 astronomers hope to find quasi-periodic oscillations (QPOs) in the multi-frequency light curves, including radio, optical, X-ray and gamma-ray. For instance, at radio frequencies, QPOs with periods ranging from few hours to few years have been recorded in a number of blazars. These periodic signals could provide essential insights into aspects of blazar studies, including disk-jet connection, magnetic field configuration and strong gravity near supermassive black holes.Now, in a new study, a group of astronomers led by Gopal Bhatta of Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, reports finding a periodic radio signal in J1043+2408. The detection is the result of long-term observations of this blazar over more than 10 years, using OVRO’s 40-m telescope.”In this work, we report detection of a periodic signal in the radio light curve of the blazar J1043+2408 spanning ~10.5 years. We performed multiple methods of time series analysis, namely, epoch folding, Lomb-Scargle periodogram, and discrete auto-correlation function,” the researchers wrote in the paper.The observations revealed a repeating radio signal with a periodicity of about 563 days. The researchers noted that a signal with such periodic modulation could be explained by various scenarios, including binary supermassive black hole system, the so-called Lense-Thirring precession and jet precession.However, the authors of the study concluded that in the case of J1043+2408, gravitational perturbation in a binary supermassive black hole is the most plausible hypothesis.”We conclude that while other above-discussed scenarios can not be completely ruled out, periodic modulations induced by gravitational perturbation in binary SMBH [supermassive black hole] system seems a more plausible mechanism at the root of the observed periodic radio signal,” the paper reads.The astronomers added that studies of periodic oscillations in objects like J1043+2408 could be essential for advancing our knowledge about the processes in the innermost regions of blazars. Given that there are currently numerous scenarios explaining such modulations, further observations are required to help better determine the driving mechanisms of this activity. © 2018 Science X Network This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

These Are the Top Mixed Reality Companies in the World TodayThese Are the Top Mixed Reality Companies in the World Today

first_img 8 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. April 18, 2017 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In mixed reality technology, which includes virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), there are some companies that you cannot avoid watching. They include most of the world’s biggest, richest and most innovative personal tech companies. This group includes Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Sony, Nintendo, Huawei and others. I think the most important company to watch is Apple, who will begin to announce a myriad of devices all connecting to its new iPhone. This will trigger a rapid escalation of AR and VR adoption.That said, I see all sorts of categories that are ripe for the private sector and early-phase companies to enjoy rapid and significant growth. In many of these niches, there is more than one promising player.Related: Virtual Reality Is About to Change Your BusinessI asked experts Robert Scoble and Shel Israel of the Transformation Group, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to helping big brands develop and implement mixed reality (MR) strategies, to help me examine the hundreds of mixed reality organizations to uncover the best positioned and the wherewithal to scale quickly.1. Social VRMark Zuckerberg has called VR the most social platform he has ever seen, and we agree. It is different and far more experiential than social media. It allows people located all over the world to share experiences in a single virtual space. This can range from playing games, to touring historic points of interest, to new forms of distance learning, to corporate training experiences.There are five companies that we believe show promise in this area:Project Sansar from Linden Labs the granddaddy of VR platforms. Not only do we like the technology, but Linden Labs has previously shown acumen at bringing in sponsorship dollars without annoying users.AltspaceVR has the advantage of being first to market and we believe has the most users by far. Its niche is producing events. It is currently focused on content and community, so we have no sense of how it will monetize — but then there was a time when people couldn’t see it for Google or Facebook.This is a huge space and room for many players for a long time to come, in our view. We also like VReal for its appeal to gamers, PlutoVR for the way it allows direct peer communications and VRChat for its collaborative approach to virtual worlds.2. Entertainment Every aspect of entertainment is embracing mixed reality: players, fans and sponsors. Some niches, such as playing games, have been obvious to most observers. Others are not so obvious.Music. In mixed reality, people think mostly about 3D visual experiences. But, there is also stereoscopic music, which enables listeners to be immersed in the middle of the band or orchestra pit. MicrodoseVR provides one of the wildest experiences we know. As the company name implies it is like being on a small dose of LSD, as the music hits you from all sides, vivid 3D imagery shapeshifts in time to the music all around you, and you undulate to the beat with others who may be in their living rooms thousands of miles away.Sports. Mixed reality is being used to enhance fan experiences of just about every sport including the NBA, NFL and the PGA. The companies to watch are the startups that are gaining traction at delivering mixed reality experiences to fans on a global level. The one that so far impresses us the most is NextVR, which partners with Fox, the NBA, CNN and others to provide AR fan experiences in major sports. For example, fans can watch an NBA VR Game of the Week. Related: 7 New Opportunities Virtual Reality May Create3. Search Search remains the most popular application in the current 2D, but as the people behind Google and Bing search are aware search changes dramatically when it moves into immersive technologies. Internal mapping is allowing people to find all the blue jeans available in a mall, perhaps while shoppers are escorted by the virtual celebrity of their choice.In fact, it is far bigger than that. Every square centimeter of the planet is being 3D mapped. It is the core of the great transformation that moves us from smartphones to smart glasses. It also makes search more visual. We will search for things by image so that barriers of language disappear. A company we are watching is Sketchfab, an NYC-based startup that allows people to search for and share more than a million 3D objects through use of a VR headset. Each object can be rotated to allow the searcher to look at an object from all possible perspectives.Related: 5 Startup Ideas for Jumping Into Virtual Reality4. 360° Cameras While they are a small step short of being VR or AR, 360° cameras have shrunk from over $10,000 to under $100 in just a few short years. These cameras can now be clipped onto your smartphone, where an app allows you to become the center of a photo that surrounds you in all six directions. These cameras are constantly improving in quality and affordability. They have not yet become a commodity, but they are well on their way. The four we like the best: Insta360, which has cameras ranging from $3500 down to $129; Giroptic, which is praised for ease of use; JauntVR for the cinematically inclined; and our favorite, 8i, which is leading in volumetric human capture, a technology that makes virtual humans increasingly lifelike.5. Headsets The headsets of tomorrow are the equivalent of the smartphone of today. Like phones, the componentry is vital to the product, particularly important is the quality of optics, and Lumus seems to be making the best. They could become the “Intel Inside” of the next generation of hardware.Of course, the big players will dominate in the headset area. As we stated, we expect Apple to be a big winner in his area. But, it will not be the only winner, and some of the players may not be brands you know today. Related: How Augmented Reality Will Shape the Future of EcommerceThere are two headset companies, you may not have heard of that we would definitely watch.ODG is the first commercially successful AR headset company. Founded before the turn of the century, the San Francisco-based, privately held company is working on its eighth generation headset and is the product of choice for many enterprises and government organizations, particularly the military. We would not be surprised for it to cut a deal for a consumer-level headset in the next two to three years. We are also optimistic about the future of Meta. The Israeli-born company, now located in Silicon Valley, has raised nearly $200 million, most notably from Lenovo. We recently saw a preview of the not-yet-announced Meta3 and were impressed on several levels. This is another company focused now on enterprise customers that just might find its way onto the retail shelf — perhaps via Lenovo. We also see a bright future for Daqri, a more recently started headset company that serves hardhat applications ranging from construction to oil rigs to jet fighter pilots and perhaps someday into football or motorcycle racing. The AR helmets are tough and relatively lightweight. Related: How This Augmented Reality Company Hopes to Compete With Microsoft and Google6. Brains, eyes and gestures As we move from handsets to headsets, we will interact with devices in new ways, leaving the hands mostly free to do other things. There will be voice as AI devices that we call Digital Genies come to market.But, now we have LeapMotion, a company to watch because it is the leading provider of headset technology that lets people do what they wish by natural gestures, operated by natural gestures. We would have also included Eyefluence as a company to watch, but Google bought the company, which has moved into Google facilities and is tight-lipped about its next moves.Gestures and eye interaction are technologies for the near-term future. There are also companies that are helping people interact with technology directly through brainwaves and mixed reality. Mindmaze is the furthest along. With over a billion dollars in investment backing, the Swiss company uses customized headsets to treat or eventually cure such traumatic issues as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and the pain caused by traumatic loss of limbs. Register Now »last_img read more

Dark Reader dark theme extension for FirefoxDark Reader dark theme extension for Firefox

first_imgDark Reader dark theme extension for Firefox by Martin Brinkmann on February 21, 2018 in Firefox – Last Update: February 21, 2018 – 32 commentsDark Reader is a popular browser extension for Google Chrome which its developer, Alexander Shutov, released for Mozilla Firefox recently.The basic idea of the extension is to turn any website design to a dark theme design for better readability especially at night when too bright sites become harder to look at.Dark themes are quite popular and users who want to use them on sites have multiple options. Common options include installing extensions or userstyles for the purpose.Dark Reader is an open source extension that is available for Chrome and now also for Firefox.Dark ReaderDark Reader changes the color scheme of any site you visit to a dark one by default. It adds an icon to Firefox’s toolbar which you can activate to interact with the extension.You can toggle the functionality on the activate site or disable the extension’s functionality there.The extension supports two main modes: the first changes the theme of any site automatically to a dark one while the second does not. It switches to a dark theme only for selected sites that you have whitelisted in the program options.Dark Reader comes with the handy shortcut Alt-Shift-A to add sites to that list. This shortcut does not work properly in Firefox however as the Alt-key is mapped to the menu bar. So, instead of adding a site to the Dark Reader listing, you open the Firefox menu bar instead.Considering that this is the first version for Firefox, it is probably only a matter of time before this gets fixed.Dark Reader displays some customization options when you activate the menu. You can switch between dark and light mode, and can change brightness, contrast, grayscale and sepia values individually.A switch to the font menu displays options to change the font type but not other font related values such as size.The final tab, sites list, lists all sites that you added to the extension. There you may also switch from “apply the dark theme to all sites” to “apply it only to sites that I have added”.The dark layer that the extension applies to sites works fine on most sites you visit. If  a site needs work in particular, you can either disable it so that it won’t get the dark theme treatment, or report the issue to the developer in hope that he will address the issue in future versions.Obviously, you could also install a userscript or userstyle for particular sites and use these in combination with Dark Reader.Closing WordsDark Reader is a powerful extension that brings a dark mode to any site you visit in Firefox and Chrome. It features the right level of control with its ignore or whitelist only approach to things.Now You: Do you apply dark themes to sites?Related articlesDark High Contrast Theme for Windows 10How to enable Night Mode on TwitterWindows 10 Creators Update: Blue Light modeYouTube launches new design to a worldwide audienceSummary12345 Author Rating4.5 based on 5 votes Software Name Dark ReaderSoftware Category BrowserLanding Page https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/darkreader/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_img News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more Related Content September 20, 2010 — McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., has signed a new agreement to help streamline its cardiology workflow.McLeod has a new contract with Merge Healthcare to integrate the Merge cardiology workflow solutions with McLeod’s existing Merge radiology solution, allowing McLeod to streamline workflow and improve quality data across its entire cardiovascular service line, while also providing a unified image management platform. McLeod Health, a 453-bed, locally owned, not-for-profit institution, is the region’s tertiary healthcare provider, delivering care for the most acutely ill patients in the region. The McLeod Health System includes a medical staff of nearly 400 physicians, the 79-bed McLeod Medical Center Dillon, the 49-bed McLeod Medical Center Darlington and a state-of-the art McLeod Health and Fitness Center. “The biggest problem our hospital needed to solve was having patient images stored in numerous, isolated information silos located throughout our facility,” said Cletus Sawyer, director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at McLeod Regional Medical Center. “This situation presented hurdles for our doctors, who were trying to access this information, and for our staff, who had to maintain multiple archives of patient data. Now both cardiologists and radiologists can access these solutions from their homes or other locations, which has a very positive impact on efficient patient care.” “Vericis and Hemodynamics from Merge are perfect complements to Merge ECM (Enterprise Content Manager) and RadSuite, which our facility has used for five years in the radiology department,” said David Martin, network analyst at McLeod Regional Medical Center. “Instead of having to manage various systems and archives associated with those systems, we have one common infrastructure in the ECM that stores both cardiology and radiology images.” FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more center_img Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more Merge Vericis cardiology platform Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | September 20, 2010 McLeod Medical Center Adds Cardiology, Radiology IT Solution News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read morelast_img read more