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UK indies body pacts with Indian

first_imgBritish indies body Pact is today signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Producers Guild of India.The partnership is designed to increase production between the UK and India, with better trade links between the countries critical for Britain in a post-Brexit world.Read it at TB Vision Related Itemslast_img

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10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Cardiff boss Warnock finds Zohore positive in Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock found a positive in Ken Zohore’s return for their thrashing by Manchester United.He suggested the Dane, if back to his best, could boost Cardiff’s January transfer search for a new striker.“I was pleased our ‘new signing’ Ken Zohore played quite well today, I have been waiting for that for three months,” he said.“He’s trained really well and looks more like himself from last year. That has been a massive plus for me.“If he plays well it helps our search for a striker, as it is not the most important thing if he plays like that.“But if on January 31 he goes back to how he has been, I’ve got problems! I need him to set his stall out and show me what he can do.” last_img read more

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India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma emulates Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag with Ranchi double hundred

first_img Akshay Ramesh RanchiOctober 20, 2019UPDATED: October 20, 2019 12:32 IST India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma hit his maiden Test double hundred in Ranchi on Sunday ( Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSRohit Sharma got to his maiden Test double hundred on SundayRohit went to lunch at 199 not out after Ajinkya Rahane exitRohit has scored more than 500 runs in the ongoing seriesRohit Sharma became only the 4th batsman to hit a double hundred in Test and ODI cricket when the newly-promoted Test opener got to the landmark in the ongoing Test between India and South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday.Rohit Sharma joins an elite list which has Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle. Notably, Rohit has scored 3 double hundreds in ODI cricket and holds the record for the highest score in the 50-over international format — 264.India vs South Africa, 3rd Test Day 2: Live UpdatesRohit got to his double hundred in 249 balls, having hit 28 boundaries and 4 sixes. There were a few nervous moments for the India opener as he was a bit edgy in Kagiso Rabada’s final over before lunch. In fact, Rohit went into lunch 1 run short of his maiden double hundred in Tests.Just like Virender Sehwag who is celebrating his birthday on Sunday, Rohit got to his double hundred by hooking Lungi Ngidi for a six after lunch.Rohit has thus become the 1st batsman to score a 200-plus score in Tests after scoring double hundreds in ODI cricket. He is also only the 5th Indian opener after Vinoo Mankad, Budhi Kunderan, Sunil Gavaskar and Virender Sehwag to score 500 runs in a Test series.Rohit got to his maiden Test double hundred on Sunday in the 3rd and final Test against South Africa. The India opener resumed Day 2’s action on 117 and began dominating the South Africa bowlers at will.Rohit missed out on his maiden double hundred in his 1st Test as opener in Visakhapatnam. Rohit was dismissed for 176 in the 1st innings of the Vizag Test but the India opener made up for it by getting a game-changing 2nd innings hundred there.advertisementNotably, Rohit has become the 3rd Indian batsman after Mayank Agarwal and Virat Kohli to score a double hundred in the ongoing series against South Africa who have been ordinary with the ball.Rohit’s promotion to the top of the Indian batting order is proving to be a masterstroke as the Mumbai batsman is giving the much-needed solidity for the team.Rohit, who has already broken the world record for the most number of sixes hit in a Test series, has the ability to switch gears at ease. The India opener was joined by fellow centurion Ajinkya Rahane when the team was in trouble at 39/3. However, both Rohit and Rahane transfered pressure on South Africa bowlers with free-flowing approach.Rohit’s authority against South Africa spinners has been a delight to watch. The big-hitting batsman has not allowed the likes of Dane Piedt and debutant George Linde to settle into their strides.Speaking about Rohit Sharma’s ability to score runs at a quick pace, captain Virat Kohli had said: “Look, if a guy like him at the top of the order plays like the way he did in the last game then we are going to be in situations where we are going to go for victories in most of the Test matches. I think it is time to move on from talks about his spot at the top of the order.”Meanwhile, India’s newly-appointed batting coach Vikram Rathour said Rohit Sharma seems to have solve the team’s problems at the top of the order with his authoritative batting performances in the ongoing series.”He is too good a player to not play all formats. Opening the batting with him was the right decision. And the number of runs he has scored, he has settled the issue (of opening) for the time being,” Vikram Rathour said in Ranchi on Saturday.”If somebody of his stature starts coming good at the top of the order, that changes everything for the team, even when you are touring. He is such an experienced player; I don’t think you need to tinker with his technique. He just had to make some mental adjustments vis-a-vis his gameplan.”Also Read | Rohit Sharma coming good at top of the order changes everything for Team India: Batting coach Vikram RathourAlso Read | India vs South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane ends 3-year hundred drought at homeAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rohit SharmaFollow India vs South AfricaFollow Ranchi TestFollow Virender SehwagFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Chris GayleFollow Rohit Sharma double century India vs South Africa: Rohit Sharma emulates Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag with Ranchi double hundredIndia vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma has become only the 5th India opener to score 500-plus runs in a Test series. Rohit got to his maiden Test double hundred in Ranchi on Sunday.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

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Leaders gather in capital for potentially pivotal English debate

first_imgOTTAWA — All six federal party leaders are in the national capital today for an English-language debate that could shake up an election campaign that’s seen practically no movement in the polls since it began on Sept. 11.Leaders don’t usually reveal much new about their plans for what they’d do with power, but how they come off when facing opponents directly can buoy or sink a campaign.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer, the two front-runners, both have events in Ottawa this morning: Trudeau has a photo-op with teachers and Scheer is promising an announcement at a downtown hotel.The NDP’s Jagmeet Singh and the Greens’ Elizabeth May appear to be fighting for third place, both looking to pick up seats especially on the West Coast.The Bloc Quebecois’ Yves-Francois Blanchet has little to gain or lose in front of a national audience primarily of English-speakers, while the People’s Party’s Maxime Bernier is counting on the national debates to introduce himself as a populist alternative to the major parties.This is the first of two debates taking place this week in a theatre at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que, with a French-language version coming Thursday.The election is in two weeks, on Oct. 21.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 7, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Laurent Fabius to visit Morocco ‘soon’

San Francisco – After nearly a year since the beginning of an unprecedented crisis between Paris and Rabat, the head of French diplomacy Laurent Fabius said on Thursday that he would “soon” go to Morocco to try to restore judicial and security cooperation with the Moroccan government in light of the latest terrorist threat France is facing.“I intend to go in person soon to this country, which, I repeat, is the friend of France” Fabius said before to the French senate.The question that analysts are asking is: Does it take a terrorist attack on France, in order for Fabius and Holland to realize Morocco’s value? Speaking to Jeune Afrique magazine, Morocco’s chief diplomat condemned the “lack of desire” from the French side to overcome the diplomatic crisis between Rabat and Paris.It now appears that Fabius has every intention to overcome the bilateral crisis in the relation between Rabat and Paris, due last week’s terrorist attacks and the pressure from French officials who appreciate Morocco’s role in fighting terrorism. In an interview on RTL on Tuesday, Nicolas Sarkozy called for the restoration of relations between Morocco and France. read more

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Podemos Advisor Says Western Sahara is Historically Moroccan

Rabat – Western Sahara is historically a Moroccan territory, and the Polisario Front is a mouthpiece of regimes and movements hostile to Moroccan interests, according to Spanish politician Jorge Verstrynge Rojas.Rojas, a known figure in Europe’s conservative circles who served as secretary general of the Spanish People’s Alliance, made his comments in Dakhla on Friday while taking part in the 2019 Crans Montana Forum, Moroccan outlet MAP reported.A connoisseur of North African politics and history, Rojas suggested that Algeria and leftist movements in Europe “fabricated” the conflict in Western Sahara to undermine Morocco’s “historical legitimacy on its southern territories.” “Western Sahara is and has always been part of Morocco,” he said. “The ‘Sahrawi people’ does not exist. It is the creation of Algeria and a large part of the Spanish left which are still not ready to come to terms with the fact that the territories are Morocco’s.”Rojas joined Spain’s leftwing Podemos party in 2014 as a political advisor.Like a number of leftist parties, Podemos maintains that Morocco is “occupying” Western Sahara and “colonizing its people.”Rojas suggested that he values historical facts more than ideological consistency and revolutionary fervor. He said, “Although I feel very close to Podemos, I am obliged to say things as they are.”The Spanish politician said Algeria, Polisario’s strongest supporter, would be better served by attending to its own issues. “Algeria should address its own problems instead of interfering in Morocco’s issues with its Sahara.”Rojas’s remarks come as Morocco, Algeria, the Polisario Front, and Mauritania prepare to meet in the second Geneva round table the UN is hosting on Western Sahara March 21-22. The meeting is part of the UN-sponsored process to find a lasting and mutually acceptable settlement to the conflict.Polisario and its supporters are calling for a referendum on self-determination, while Morocco maintains that it will agree to no settlement outside its 2007 Autonomy Plan.Morocco’s plan, which calls for local autonomy under Moroccan sovereignty, has been described as “serious and realistic” by many governments, including France and the US. read more

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Biofilm technology for treating acid mine drainage and frac water

first_imgFrac Biologics, a provider of innovative, cost-effective treatment of ‘frac water’ and acid mine drainage, has licensed proprietary biofilm technologies from Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI). The company’s technology employs an on-site, environmentally friendly process to remove the heavy metals from the recovered frac water. This uses naturally-occurring bacterial biofilms, which are complex, slime-enclosed communities found in all ecosystems.The Marcellus Shale is the largest natural gas formation in North America, with an estimated value of over one trillion dollars. The natural gas in the shale is accessed by drilling horizontal wells at a depth of 1,830 m and then fracturing the shale to release the natural gas. This fracturing is achieved by pumping several million gallons of fluid (frac water) down into the wells. As the water returns to the surface, it brings with it heavy metals such as cadmium, barium, strontium, nickel, radium and uranium. The safe disposal of this contaminated frac fluid is one of the major obstacles in the drilling of the Marcellus Shale.Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) results when atmospheric oxygen penetrates rock and oxidises pyrites (ferric sulphides), to form sulphuric acid, which then etches the rock and liberates iron salts. AMD occurs very rarely in nature, even in areas of very high pyrite concentration, because a biologically active crust develops on all rock surfaces through the oxidation of small amounts of minerals, the accretion of dust, and the growth of microbial biofilms.Frac Biologics’ technology uses natural soil micro-organisms to prevent oxidation of tailings and waste rock, thus preventing AMD and returning the rivers and streams to their natural state.The company is partnering with Cosmos Technologies, a company with expertise in waste water management and engineering, and the Community College of Allegheny County. Cosmos will provide the research and development expertise to enable the technology to clean the millions of gallons of returning frac fluid from each well.last_img read more

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Mozilla réfléchit à de nouvelles interfaces graphiques pour Firefox

first_imgMozilla réfléchit à de nouvelles interfaces graphiques pour FirefoxAlors que ses utilisateurs attendent avec impatience la quatrième version de son navigateur Internet, Mozilla a révélé des maquettes pour l’interface graphique des futures versions de Firefox. La concurrence est impitoyable sur le marché des navigateurs Internet. Pour s’imposer, il faut synthétiser les innovations de la concurrence tout en proposant un programme stable et fiable. Avant de lancer la quatrième version de son navigateur Internet, Mozilla a révélé les futures interfaces potentielles de Firefox et montre qu’il sait rapidement appliquer les dernières tendances lancées par ses concurrents. S’il on en croit les maquettes diffusées, l’interface du futur navigateur pourrait donc permettre de déplacer les onglets ouverts (et aux contours arrondis) en haut de la barre d’adresse web, comme on pouvait déjà le faire sur Opera et Google Chrome, explique Le designer de Mozilla, Stephen Horlander a fait part des modèles des prochaines interfaces sur le site officiel du navigateur Internet. Néanmoins, il a expliqué que les maquettes étaient en constante évolution et donc que plusieurs d’entre elles étaient d’ors et déjà périmées. Si le design graphique apparait plutôt engageant, il n’a donc rien d’officiel et les designers semblent tout particulièrement se concentrer sur l’ergonomie du navigateur. Même si Internet Explorer est le navigateur le plus usité (42,45%), Firefox conçu par Mozilla arrive en seconde position selon StatCounter avec 27,95% d’utilisateurs. Arrive ensuite Google Chrome dont la capacité d’innovation en fait une valeur montante et prisée.Le 2 août 2011 à 19:53 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Free breast screenings mammograms offered

first_imgVancouver — PeaceHealth’s Kearney Breast Centers, in partnership with the Breast, Cervical and Colon Health Program, will provide free clinical breast exams and digital 3-D mammograms for uninsured and under-insured women.The goal of the free screening event is to detect breast cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages.The screenings will be available in both Vancouver and Longview. The local event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at PeaceHealth Southwest Kearney Breast Center, 200 N.E. Mother Joseph Place, Suite 420. The Longview event is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 14 at PeaceHealth St. John Kearney Breast Center, 1615 Delaware St.Free screenings will be provided for women who are age 40 or older and are Washington residents with no current breast health issues and qualify for the state breast health program. To determine eligibility, call 800-992-1817, Ext. 1.last_img read more

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ASA Announces College Scholarship Opportunity for High School Seniors

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) will again offer the Secure Optimal Yield (SOY) Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. The scholarship is managed by ASA and sponsored by BASF Company.The SOY Scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award ($2,500 each semester, pending qualifications met) to an eligible High School senior who plans to declare agriculture as a degree area of study at any accredited college or University of their choice. The award is to be used directly for tuition, fees, books, not to exceed $2,500 per semester, and not to exceed tuition amount with other fee dedicated aid. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2008.Last year’s winner, Laura Stevens, From Falls City, Neb., is currently enrolled at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Agronomy.ASA President John Hoffman said, “By providing financial assistance for college, the ASA is helping future generations of farmers to realize their goals.”Applicants must be the child or grandchild of a current, active member of the American Soybean Association (membership in the state soybean association is the same as membership in ASA). Only one award is available per family or household, during the life of the scholarship program. The scholarship award will be sent directly to the student’s school of choice after enrollment has been verified. The scholarship winner must maintain a college level grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 in order to receive the full amount of the scholarship. College level GPA information will be verified between semesters.To apply, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 High School GPA and must provide a copy of their most recent transcripts (unofficial copy is acceptable). Students must supply information on their extracurricular/leadership activities and provide two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from an authority figure dealing directly with the student’s academic progress, and the second letter must come from a personal reference. The student must also supply documentation of their most recent college entrance level standardized test score (ACT or SAT).In addition to these requirements, applicants must complete an essay question with a maximum of 500 words. Additional information on the requirements and the application for the scholarship may be found on the SOY Scholarship webpage. (See URL address below) All materials must be submitted before an applicant will be considered for the scholarship.The scholarship winner will be chosen in December and an official announcement will be made in February 2009 at Commodity Classic in Grapevine, Texas. For more information on scholarship requirements or to apply on-line go to, or contact ASA Corporate Development Manager, Michelle Siegel at 1-800-688-7692 ext. 1328 or All requested application materials can be mailed to: ATTN: Scholarship, American Soybean Association, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr., Ste. 100, Saint Louis, MO 63141.last_img read more

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Biotech Working Group Talks Trade Market Acceptance Challenges

first_imgThe American Soybean Association (ASA) Biotech Working Group met in Boston earlier this week to discuss issues impacting the biotech industry and farming.The Biotech Working Group includes representatives from industry biotech trait providers, along with farmer-leaders and staff from ASA, the United Soybean Board (USB) and U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC).The meeting began with remarks from Ashley Allen, sustainability senior manager for climate and land with Mars, Inc., and Autumn Price, vice president of government affairs with Land O’ Lakes, Inc.  The two guest speakers shared their company’s perspectives on GMOs, new plant breeding innovations, biotech labeling concerns, consumer demands and sustainability.Following their presentation, Renee Munasifi, from ASA’s Washington office, provided an update on the Bioengineered Food Disclosure law. ASA Washington representative Hanna Abou-El-Seoud and USSEC representative Roz Leeck reported on trade concerns and international market approvals.The meeting concluded with a short discussion of current efforts underway by ASA, USB and USSEC to address the future of plant breeding innovations, which hold great potential for the development of new varieties that address environmental challenges and meet the changing needs of farmers and consumers.The Biotech Working Group will gather again for a meeting this winter. For more information on the group, click here.last_img read more

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Magazine Banned by Chinese Government Before Olympics

first_imgYesterday, we published an update to a story that broke last week. It hasn’t received nearly enough attention, so I thought it’d be helpful to point to it again:As China prepares to host the 2008 summer Olympics, a government agency has banned this month’s English-language version of Time Out Beijing … Editor Tom Pattinson [said] the reason was that the magazine lacks a required printing permit. He pointed, however, to the suspicious timing of the ban—two months before the Summer Games this August.You catch that? The government of China is banning an English-language magazine as it prepares to host the Summer Olympics in the city the magazine covers. I don’t care that the magazine is licensed by a marketing company. Can you imagine if this happened in the U.K. or U.S. or … Iraq?Granted, that the Chinese government has banned a magazine is nothing new—they did it to Rolling Stone a couple years ago. But the timing is completely suspect.Lack of press freedom. Another reason to boycott the Olympics this year.last_img read more

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FIIs inject 237 billion in equity market in Feb highest in 15

first_imgA view of National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).IANSAfter a period of lull, the foreign institutional investors (FIIs) seem to have to been favouring destination India. Expecting a rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its upcoming monetary policy meeting, the FIIs have bought $2.37 billion in equity in February. The data compiled by the market regulator, Securities, and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) shows that it is the biggest amount of equity purchased by FIIs since November 2017. In contrast, the FIIs were net sellers of equity worth $4.55 billion in 2018.One of the major reasons attributed to a buying spree by  FIIs is the increased expectations of a rate cut by the apex bank in its next monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting that is scheduled on April 4. The recent government data released on the gross domestic product (GDP) has shown economic growth slowing down to the lowest in five quarters at 6.6 per cent in December quarter as against 7.7 per cent in the July-September quarter.In a statement, Care Rating highlighted: “The lower growth in GDP could prompt the RBI to lower interest rates as economic growth has been cited as a concern. This would, however, be contingent on the inflation reading for the coming months.”According to Mint, Edelweiss Finance in its March 1 report has said that negative sentiment around consumption and investment activity in the economy persist. It further added that the government’s hands are also tied for capital expenditure given fiscal deficit concerns. Indian pedestrians watch as a digital broadcast presents the rolling share price informationPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images”Moreover, the CPI ruling at around 2.0% gestures benign inflation. Given the same, the MPC flagged risks to growth during the Feb ’19 meet. The slowdown in the economy has strengthened hopes of further rate cuts in favour of growth during the coming months,” the report said.Analyst argued that the recent airstrikes carried out by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on a terrorist training camp in Pakistan have increased Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chances in the general election scheduled in April-May.”A tough stance against a threat from Pakistan-based terrorists has won Prime Minister Narendra Modi praise from the Indian public, which in our view could translate into electoral gains for him and his Bharatiya Janata Party in national elections in May. Political continuity would bode well for structural reforms and bolster market sentiment,” said Abhishek Gupta, an economist at Bloomberg.The improving global scenario on the economic fronts and with US and China under the process of brokering a deal has also provided comfort to FIIs.last_img read more

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Islamic world condemns New Zealand mosque attacks

first_imgA view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken in 2014. Reuters File PhotoPolitical and Islamic leaders expressed their disgust at the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand on Friday, with some citing rising “Islamophobia” as being responsible.As governments in Asia and the Middle East scrambled to find out how many of their citizens had been caught up in the Christchurch bloodshed, there was also anger that the attackers targeted worshippers at Friday prayers.”I blame these increasing terror attacks on the current Islamophobia post-9/11 (where) 1.3 billion Muslims have collectively been blamed for any act of terror,” Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan posted on social media.Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the attack was a deliberate demonizing of Muslim political struggles.”Not only the perpetrators, but also politicians & media that fuel the already escalated Islamophobia and hate in the West, are equally responsible for this heinous attack,” he wrote on Twitter.In a statement, Al-Azhar University, Egypt’s 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Islamic learning, said the attacks had “violated the sanctity of the houses of God”.”We warn the attack is a dangerous indicator of the dire consequences of escalating hate speech, xenophobia, and the spread of Islamophobia.”More had to be done to promote the co-existence of different religions and cultures, the university said.It was a sentiment echoed by United Arab Emirates foreign minister Anwar Gargash.”Our collective work against violence and hate must continue with renewed vigour,” he said.Search For VictimsNew Zealand police said 49 people were killed. Three men and one woman were in custody and one man had been charged with murder.Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said some of the victims may have been new immigrants and refugees.”They are us. The person who has perpetuated this violence against us is not. They have no place in New Zealand,” she said.A city of about 400,000 people, Christchurch has a small Islamic community, including overseas students.Indonesia’s ambassador to New Zealand, Tantowi Yahya, told Reuters six Indonesians had been inside one of the mosques when the attack occurred, with three managing to escape and three unaccounted for.There are 331 Indonesians in Christchurch, including 134 students, the foreign ministry said.”Indonesia strongly condemns this shooting act, especially at a place of worship while a Friday prayer was ongoing,” foreign minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement.Afghanistan’s ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and Fiji, Wahidullah Waissi, said on Twitter three Afghans had been wounded.Two Malaysians were also wounded in the attack, its foreign ministry said.Bangladeshi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said it was “extremely lucky” the country’s cricket team, in Christchurch for a match against New Zealand, did not suffer casualties. The players arrived for Friday prayers as the shooting started.”I can’t even imagine what would have happened if they were there five minutes earlier,” he said on social media.Hundreds of angry protesters in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital, chanted Allahu akbar (God is Greatest) after Friday prayers.”We will not let the blood of Muslims go in vain,” said one protester.’Terrorist’ AttackOrdinary people expressed their horror about a live, point-of-view video posted online showing a gunman killing any person he came across in a mosque with his semi-automatic assault rifle.New Zealand police confirmed it had been posted by a shooter involved in the attack.”Feeling very sick, that person is brainless and a savage,” said one Indonesian twitter user who identified himself as Farhan Adhitama.Others complained that authorities and the media were slow to label the perpetrators as “terrorists”.”This is a terrorist act. Come on now,” Aszafirah Zafyrah posted on Facebook in Singapore.”Why is it not called terrorism when Muslims are killed,” said Mohammad Hanif, a government employee in Dhaka. “You should be fair enough to call it so.”By Friday afternoon, Ardern said the incident was a “terrorist” attack.Australian prime minister Scott Morrison said the Australian national arrested after the attack was an “extremist, right wing violent terrorist”.last_img read more

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Banks Tech Companies Move on From Bitcoin to Blockchain

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 3 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters May 3, 2016 As a debate raged across the Internet Monday over whether the mysterious founder of the bitcoin digital currency had finally been identified, executives at a major bitcoin conference in New York had a simple message: we’ve moved on.That’s because bitcoin, the digital currency, has largely been supplanted by blockchain, the technology that underlies it, as the main interest of investors, technology companies and financial institutions.”If there is a 100 percent opportunity in the blockchain, bitcoin, or the currency, is only 1 percent of it,” said Jerry Cuomo, vice president, Blockchain Technologies at International Business Machines Corp. “So there is a whole 99 percent that has broad applications across the broad industries.”Over the past year numerous Wall Street firms, led by Goldman Sachs, have declared their commitment to pursuing blockchain as a potential revolutionary technology for tracking and clearing financial transactions.The blockchain technology works by creating permanent, public “ledgers” of all transactions that could potentially replace complicated clearing and settlement systems with one simple ledger.Still, bitcoin is by far the largest implementation of blockchain technology and there is considerable debate as to whether one can truly develop without the other.”Bitcoin is still the only blockchain-enabled, cross-border large scale, provable application that’s actually in production,” said Joseph Guastella, a principal at Deloitte Consulting in New York. “Bitcoin as a currency may not be as relevant as it was in many ways, but it actually is relevant as a proof case for the blockchain technology.”Bitcoins are created through a “mining” process, in which specialized computers solve complex math problems in exchange for bitcoins. One bitcoin is equivalent to $444.75 late on Monday and trade on various exchanges around the world.But bitcoin transaction volume has been in decline over the past six months amid a bitter split over technical changes in the protocol that are needed to increase the capacity of the system that produces them. Because the cryptocurrency has no formal governance, it relies on a core group of developers for direction – and they are sharply divided over the changes.But that debate was of relatively little concern to the Blockchain enthusiasts gathered in New York.Australian tech entrepreneur Craig Wright identified himself on Monday as the creator of controversial digital currency bitcoin.”It’s irrelevant because his announcement doesn’t solve a problem or resolve a conflict,” said Bharat Solanki, managing director at Cambrian Consulting in New York.”It probably helps to determine the origins of bitcoin but only for recognition,” Solanki said.For Naoki Taniguchi, a global innovation expert at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. in San Francisco, he does not really care about who created bitcoin.”It’s all about the blockchain,” he said.(Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss; Editing by Jonathan Weber, Bernard Orr) Register Now »last_img read more

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Discover Floridas Destination Diversity

first_img By: VISIT FLORIDA Discover Florida’s Destination Diversity Tags: VISIT FLORIDA Adventure awaits in Florida, where the water is always cool and the sun is always shining. Outside and inside adventure are our specialties and for good reason too. If you’re looking for an action-packed, exhilarating vacation, look no further than the Sunshine State. We’ve got every level and type of thrill-seeker covered.Water Adventure:With over 1,000 miles of coastline, water adventure isn’t hard to find in Florida. From airboat rides to swimming alongside the endangered Florida manatee, water exploration is our specialty.In north Florida, Jackson County is home to over 70 springs that include Spring Creek and the Chipola River, a fantastic place to search for sharks teeth and arrowheads from centuries past. Bring the whole family to take a relaxing kayak, canoe or even tubing trip at Spring Creek Park.Let your workout take you somewhere at RUN/SUP in Santa Rosa Beach. Founded by runners and paddlers in search of a way to combine the two, RUN/SUP offers a cross-training interval style workout that brings about a new and exciting way to exercise.On the Gulf Coast, Bradenton visitors can fulfill their vacation fantasies by riding horseback along the shores. You can even try out the area’s creation of Horsesurfing. This interesting activity invites visitors to test their balance while riding the waves on top of a horse all while gliding through the Gulf waters.From the end of May to early September, Ichetucknee Springs in Fort White is the perfect place to experience Florida’s natural wetlands. Float down six miles of crystalline water with shaded hammocks and wildlife viewing opportunities. In addition to tubing, the springs also offer picnic areas as well as snorkeling, canoeing and hiking opportunities.Home to the United States’ only natural living coral reef, The Florida Keys has an underwater adventure all its own. The John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has over 200 miles of underwater paradise that has been protected since 1960. From shallow reefs for snorkeling to deep dives and ship-wrecks for the more experienced diver, Florida’s Dive Capital of the World offers a tropical aquatic adventure that will provide vacation memories that last a lifetime.Speaking of Capitals, Florida is the proud home to yet another one. Known as the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River was deemed this title due to the large number of manatee populations that concentrate in the area from January to March each year. Experience an up-close animal encounter in their natural habitat at locations such as The Plantation on Crystal River.Land Adventure:If you don’t have your sea legs and still want to explore all that Florida has to offer, there’s more than enough adventure to go around. These unique and exciting land adventure opportunities are guaranteed to create lasting memories.Jackson County offers something no other place is Florida does, guided dry-cave tours. Starting 60 feet underground, the Florida Caverns State Park takes visitors on a fascinating trip through its well preserved formations.Ranging from 350 to 750 feet, Empower Adventures in Oldsmar features five different ziplines to take the ride of your life. Riders will fly as high as 70 feet over mangrove swamps, salt marsh, oak hammocks and open water, all while enjoying Florida’s natural beauty.Combining scenic Florida landscapes and challenges for all skill levels, The Santos Mountain Bike Trail in Ocala/Marion County is one of only six bike trail systems in the United States that offers more than 60 miles of off-road adventure. This trail is filled with five miles of paved multi-use trails, featuring two-and-a-half miles of unpaved mountain biking paths complete with vertical drops of about 20 feet.Challenge yourself and friends to a test fit for a true Navy SEAL at the National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce. Jump, climb and race against the clock as you test your mental and physical abilities on this daring obstacle course. Including a rope climb, wall traverse and even a belly crawl, this course is free to try at your own pace with museum admission.Unleash your inner cowboy at Central Florida’s Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo. This resort is located on the same land that Florida’s first cowboys roamed on and is situated on approximately 400,000 acres of state and federally protected wetlands. From glamping tents fit with nighttime bonfires to a 1,200 seat rodeo arena that is home to the longest-running Saturday night championship rodeo in the state, this resort is an experience that you don’t want to miss out on.At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, an experience not known by many awaits in the Safi River Valley. Guests can pay to take an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour and view wild animals in their natural habitat during this three-hour Wild Africa Trek. Walk along grassland paths, cross rope bridges and ride in a rugged safari vehicle over an open savannah to see native African animals such as giraffes, hippos, crocodiles and more.center_img Tuesday, February 12, 2019 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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first_imgThe national carrier of Sri Lanka, SriLankan Airlines, in the span of four months has increased three new frequencies on the Chennai – Colombo route. Chennai is among the fastest growing markets for SriLankan and enhancement of frequencies would help the airline to capitalise on the increase in passenger traffic from the region. With these additions, the total frequency of flights between Sri Lanka and India went up to 89 flights per week. The additional frequencies would operate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from Chennai.Each flight would feature an array of services, world-class in-flight entertainment including a combination of Tamil language programmes, along with signature SriLankan Airlines hospitality services. The purpose of re-launching these flights is to increase the frequency of the airline, which would provide passengers with added convenience.Lalith De Silva, Regional Manager for India, SriLankan said, “Last year we had over 225,000 arrivals on SriLankan Airlines from Chennai to Colombo. The increased frequency reinforces our commitment to Chennai and will strengthen the deep commercial and bilateral ties between India and Sri Lanka. With this infusion of additional frequencies, we will appeal to both business and leisure customers aiming to provide convenience and better connectivity.”last_img read more

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once played professional basketball in Germany has come off the bench to run for the insurance commissioner’s post being vacated by Adam HammIncumbent state Treasurer Kelly Schmidt is expected to bank the endorsement for a fourth term in office while Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak appointed to the three-member panel in 2013 and elected to a two-year term in 2014 is seeking the nod for a four-year termUS Sen John Hoeven will have no opponent for the GOP endorsement — and possibly not for the November general election eitherDemocratic-NPL Party chairwoman Kylie Oversen said she expects the party will field a House challenger for Cramer but the Senate race is unclear with no challenger yet for Hoeven the popular former governor"That’s one that we haven’t focused a lot of time on" she saidThe state GOP delegates — there are slots for up to 2070 — also will elect 25 of the 28 delegates the party will send to the Republican National Convention in July in ClevelandNorth Dakota’s 28 national delegates are among 112 unbound delegates who could play a crucial role in a contested national convention State party officials said they fully expect nominations from the floor on Saturday and unlike in 2012 they will be well-prepared to print ballots for voting on SundayDemocrats will hold district caucuses in June to elect their national convention delegatesDemocrats rebuildingDemocrats have adopted the convention theme "Honoring the past building the future" as they attempt to make inroads in a state that hasn’t voted for a Democrat for president since 1964Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Nonpartisan League in North Dakota and this year is the 60th anniversary of the NPL’s merger with the Democratic Party"It’s important to remember where we came from and those anniversaries give us the opportunity to do that" Executive Director Robert Haider said "It also gives us the opportunity to move forward so we can start rebuilding"Haider and Oversen said the party is focused primarily on winning legislative races — there are 23 Senate seats and 46 House seats up for grabs in even-numbered districts — but also is getting involved in local races by identifying progressives to run for school board city and county offices something it historically hasn’t done"We’re not going to start from the top We’re going to rebuild from the bottom up" Haider saidOversen said she hopes to have candidates prepped for the convention for all but one or two statewide races and she expects some nominations from the floorAs for sharing the event center with the circus she said it’s good for a laugh but won’t change how the party conducts its business"It’s not the first time that we’ve had odd pairings when we’ve used large convention centers" she said’A downward slide’Former Democratic Lt Gov Lloyd Omdahl a retired University of North Dakota political science professor said he couldn’t recall the party ever having so many unfilled statewide slots this close to the convention"This is the first time that it looks like a whole slate is missing practically" he said"This has always been a problem with Democrats" he added "There have always been conventions where they’ve had to draft people at the last minute I don’t know if it’s because maybe there was never a big stable"Omdahl who technically is still secretary of the NPL’s executive committee said there are no internal feuds in the party"It’s just that everything seems to have lapsed The organization seems to have lapsed" he saidOversen a UND law student said she was surprised to find when she was picked as chairwoman in March 2015 that the party didn’t have a strategic plan One has since been draftedChuck Fleming who served as chief of staff for North Dakota’s last Democratic governor George Sinner said Democrats have struggled because they’ve failed to effectively articulate policy differences they’ve had difficulty finding candidates willing to go up against entrenched GOP incumbents they’ve been handicapped by good economic times before the recent oil slowdown and they haven’t focused on building a solid organization from the precinct level up"When you combine those things—it produces negative results at the polls" he said in an emailed statementOversen acknowledged the party has been on "a little bit of a downward slide" but noted it didn’t happen in just one election cycle"The building back up takes just as much time" she saidConvention schedulesBelow are the tentative schedules for theRepublicanandDemocratic-NPL state conventions Specific times for all eventswere not availableDemocratic-NPL PartyFriday April 19 am — Committee meetings; registrationNoon — Convention convenes2 pm — Statewide candidate nominations and endorsementsSaturday April 29 am — Convention reconvenes9:30 am — US Sen Heidi Heitkamp speech10 am — Keynote address by US Sen Kirsten Gillibrand D-NY11:30 am — DNC committeeman and committeewoman nomination and endorsements11:45 am, and 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