Action against illegal abattoirs gets support from meat associations

first_imgOnly illegal abattoirs targeted, says U.P. government Yogi Adityanath government’s crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses has found an unusual supporter in All India Meat Association, which has hailed the Chief Minister for following his “raj dharma”.“Meat traders were subjected to injustice by the BSP and SP governments, the new chief minister is following his raj dharma, and it is wrong to comment on the one who is pursuing his raj dharma (the duty of the rulers).Also Read “He is trying to bring the system back on track and needs to be thanked,” representative of All India Meat Association and All India Meat and Livestock Exporters’ Association Haji Shakeel Qureshi said on Thursday.Upon returning here after a meeting with UP Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh in Lucknow, he said action is being taken only against illegal slaughterhouses and there is no report of action against any legal abattoir.Rooting for making the process of legalising the illegal slaughterhouses easy, Mr. Qureshi said old abattoirs should be modernised quickly.He also lamented that the files seeking renewal of licences of meat sellers were pending with district administrations for months.last_img read more

10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effort

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino: We deserved Cardiff win for sheer effortby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino was delighted with the passion of his players for their 3-0 win at Cardiff City.Harry Kane had previously scored at least once against 27 of the 28 Premier League opponents he had faced, with Cardiff the solitary team he had failed to net against in three previous encounters.But Kane needed only two and a half minutes to put that record straight on New Year’s Day, and further goals from Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min provided a swift panacea to the pain of losing 3-1 at home to Wolves on Saturday.Pochettino said: “We felt disappointed (after Wolves loss) and we wanted to show our energy from the beginning. After 20 minutes we showed how we wanted to play and were clinical.”We suffered with four games in 10 days. I want to congratulate the players. I’m so pleased with the effort.”Today we showed great energy and maturity that we want. Now we need to keep that level and consistency throughout the season if we want to be there and fight for big things.”It’s a crazy fixture (list) – its normal that in some games we can drop our mental energy. We were so relaxed and kept calm, it was so important. We showed Wolves was just an accident.”The most important thing is to find a way to be consistent if we want to be a contender. We need to believe more in us. We are in a process of doing fantastic things.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Afghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODI

first_imgAfghanistan go 2-1 up after 109-run win over Ireland in 4th ODIMohammad Nabi top scored for Afghanistan with 64 while captain Asghar Afghan and Rashid Khan also hit half-centuries to help the team recover after they were reeling at 81 for six at one stage.advertisement Press Trust of India DehradunMarch 8, 2019UPDATED: March 8, 2019 23:38 IST Afghanistan will take on Ireland in the fifth and final ODI on Sunday (@ACBofficials Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAfghanistan managed to post 223 on the board after recovering from 81 for sixRashid Khan came up with an all-round effort as he smashed a fifty and picked up two wicketsFast bowler Aftab Alam shone as Ireland were bowled out for 114 in 35.3 oversSkipper Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, and Rashid Khan blasted superb fifties as Afghanistan notched up a dominating 109-run win over Ireland in the fourth ODI to grab a 2-1 lead in the five-match series in Dehradun Friday.Nabi, who top-scored with 64, starred in two crucial partnerships — sharing 50 with Afghan (54) and 86 with Rashid (52) to lift Afghanistan to 223 all out in 49.1 overs after they were struggling at 81 for six at one stage.Fast bowler Aftab Alam then returned with a four-wicket haul as Afghanistan bundled out Ireland for 114 in 35.3 overs. The spin duo of Rashid and Mujeeb Ur Rahman also contributed with two wickets each.”It was an important match. Top order batted poorly again but Rashid batted really well to get us to 223 on that wicket,” Asghar Afghan said after the match.Asked to take the first strike, Afghanistan looked down the barrel as they were 81 for six in the 18th over.Afghan then resurrected the innings with a 50-run stand for the seventh wicket with Nabi. After Afghan was run out, Nabi continued to score runs in the company of Rashid.Afghan’s 70-ball innings was studded with four fours and three sixes, while Rashid cracked six fours and a six during his stay.For Ireland, off-spinner Andy McBrine (2/37) tormented the Afghanistan team with his two wickets, while pacer Boyd Ranking snapped two wickets and James Cameron-Dow (3/32) took three.The fifth and final ODI will be held on Sunday.Also Read | Shikhar Dhawan hugely valuable player: Sanjay Bangar backs out-of-form India openerAlso Read | Virat Kohli’s 41st hundred not enough as India lose Ranchi ODI to AustraliaadvertisementAlso 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 Afghanistan vs IrelandFollow Dehradun ODIFollow Rashid KhanFollow Mohammad Nabilast_img read more

Sleep Well Knowing You’re Getting A Deal with Casper and Brooklinen

first_imgIf there’s one thing you can rely on in this world – it’s sleep (unless you have a severe case of insomnia).What is not always reliable when it comes to sleeping – is a good night of sleep. We spend a third of our lives doing it – so why not make the best of it?First, let us introduce you to Casper.It’s not a ghost, but it will make a crappy nights sleep a thing of the past. Mattresses make all the difference – so what’s so different aboutCasper? Well, Casper is an American made mattress sold – wait for it – directly to customers online.Yep, eliminating the middle-man, inflated prices, and absolutely worst of all, a dreaded shopping trip. Think Warby Parker.Casper mattresses come in six standard US sizes – Twin, Twin XL, Full Size, Queen Size, King Size, and California King.The mattress is developed in-house by engineers and the surface of the bed is made from a critically acclaimed premium latex foam which contours toyour body for maximum comfort, continues to stay cool during those warm summer nights, and has just the right amount of bounce.Your new best friend gets shipped to you in a box using a patented compression machine. And what if you don’t like your mattress? You have 100 days to test it out. If you don’t like it – the company will offer a full refund.Welcome to the future my friends.And while you’re at it – make sure to cover your new bed in Brooklinen. Start out with the Classic Core Set. Designed in Brooklyn (get it?)These sheets are soft, cool and crisp. It’s like sleeping on the cool side of the pillow every. single. night. Made from a single ply with 60 count yarns and over 270 thread count. The classic collection is the perfect start to a new life of good sleep.Check out Casper here.And buy yourself some sheets while you’re at it here. Editors’ Recommendations What to Wear on a Red-Eye Flight: Fashionably Comfortable Apparel for the Long Haul Wake Up Rested With the Best Down Pillows of 2019 The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain The Ultimate Pillow Guide: The 6 Best Pillows for All Sleepers Save Your Eyes from the Scourge of the Screens with the Best Blue-Light-Blocking Glasses for Men last_img read more

TSX higher as oil advances G7 tries to ease currency concerns

The Toronto stock market was higher Tuesday amid rising prices for oil and metals and disappointing earnings from pipeline giant TransCanada (TSX:TRP).The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 49.4 points to 12,797.55 while the TSX Venture Exchange climbed 0.66 of a point to 1,196.86.The Canadian dollar was up 0.16 of a cent to 99.73 cents US as traders took in a statement by the Group of Seven leading industrialized countries, including Canada, which affirmed their commitment to exchange rates determined by markets and not government policy.The statement came out prior to a weekend meeting of the Group of 20 finance ministers where exchange rates and the threat of a “currency war” are expected to feature heavily.Attention has centred recently on the Japanese yen, which dropped Monday to its lowest level against the U.S. dollar since May 2010. The Japanese government has set in motion a string of economic policies, such as a higher two per cent target for Japanese inflation, that many in the markets think will lead to more money being created in Japan.One parallel effect of that policy has been a rise in the euro, which threatens to hinder Europe’s economic recovery.Despite the G7 statement, the yen remained stable as analysts observed that any country could claim that its loose monetary policy was aimed at helping the domestic economy, not setting the interest rate..U.S. indexes were positive as traders looked ahead to President Barack Obama’s state of the union address Tuesday evening. Obama is expected to focus on the economy, including job creation.The Dow Jones industrials was up 31.24 points to 14,002.48, the Nasdaq added 0.07 of a point to 3,192.07 and the S&P 500 index was ahead 1.64 points to 1,518.65.TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP), currently seeking U.S. approval for the Keystone XL pipeline which would carry oilsands crude from Alberta to Texas, reported that its net income fell to $306 million or 43 cents per share. Its comparable earnings, which exclude most unusual items, declined to $318 million or 45 cents per share.Analysts had been expecting 51 cents per share of net earnings and 49 cents per share of adjusted earnings. TransCanada also said its quarterly dividend will rise by two cents per share to 46 cents for the quarter, an increase of five per cent and its shares slipped 53 cents to $47.72. It also said that it expects the Keystone XL pipeline to be in service in late 2014 or early 2015.“That is all going to depend on politics — maybe we will get some clues tonight, maybe Obama will say something (during his State of the Union speech),” said Ian Nakamoto, director of research at MacDougall, MacDougall and MacTier. “More than likely it will get approved. There will be some political wrangling but it will get approved.”The energy sector led advancers, ahead one per cent as oil prices advanced, adding to Monday’s gain of more than $1 due largely to a weaker U.S. dollar. The March contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange gained 54 cents to US$97.57 a barrel. Canadian Natural Resources (TSX:CNQ) climbed 68 cents to C$31.19.A U.S. agency has given the final approval required for the acquisition of Calgary-based Nexen Inc. (TSX:NXY) by CNOOC, one of China’s largest energy companies. The US$15.1-billion friendly takeover had broad implications in Canada and elsewhere, due to Nexen’s extensive holdings in Alberta’s oilsands, Gulf of Mexico and North Sea. The company says it now expects the deal to close this month. Nexen shares gained 58 cents to C$27.51.The tech sector was up 0.66 per cent with CGI Group (TSX:GIB.A) up 58 cents to $28.40.The base metals sector was ahead 0.47 per cent while March copper in New York moved up two cents to US$3.74 a pound. Teck Resources (TSX:TCK.B) advanced 49 cents to C$33.78.The gold sector climbed 0.4 per cent as April gold bullion on the Nymex shed early losses and was unchanged at US$1,649.10 an ounce. Endeavour Mining (TSX:EDV) jumped seven cents to C$2.05 and Yamana Gold (TSX:YRI) advanced 29 cents to $16.06.Novagold Resources Inc. (TSX:NG) said Tuesday that the spinoff of its copper assets last year and other factors resulted in a $67.6-million net profit for the 2012 financial year, or about nine cents per share. The Vancouver-based company, which is in the development phase and not producing sales revenue, had $253 million in cash and equivalents when the year ended Nov. 30 and its shares edged up seven cents to $4.44.Over the rest of the week, traders will take in reports from resource giants including Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM), Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE), gas giant EnCana Corp. (TSX:ECA) and Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX). Outside of the resource sector, Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF), and telecoms Telus Corp. (TSX:T) and Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) will also hand in results.“Expectations have been quite low, the bar has been set quite low and most companies have been able to meet or exceed those lowered expectations,” added Nakamoto. “It always depends on expectations versus the actual number. One could say absolute numbers year over year earnings growth is probably fairly muted, five or seven per cent. But when investors are looking for three or four per cent, all of a sudden that becomes a surprise.”In the U.S., Coca-Cola reported that its profit rose 13 per cent to $1.87 billion, or 41  cents per share, as global sales volume at the world’s biggest beverage company improved three per cent. Not including one-time items, Coca-Cola Co. earned 45 cents per share, a penny better than expectations. Revenue rose four per cent to $11.46 billion, which was slightly less than the $11.53 billion analysts expected and its shares were down 1.99 per cent to US$37.84 in New York. read more

600 million UN expenditure leaves two options on Western Sahara Annan says

His report to the Security Council, presented today by Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Affairs Hedi Annabi, includes a 9 April letter from the Moroccan Government rejecting the 2003 plan for peace between Morocco and the Western Saharan Frente POLISARIO (Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro).To provide enough time for his favoured option, that both parties and the UN work towards the Peace Plan, Mr. Annan recommends extending the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) until 28 February 2005.War between Morocco and Western Sahara broke out after Spain, which had ruled the territory since 1884, withdrew in 1976. In 2003 the Security Council unanimously supported the Peace Plan for Self-Determination of the People of Western Sahara as the optimum political solution to Morocco’s claims to the territory.The Plan provides for a transitional period during which Mr. Annan’s Personal Envoy, James Baker, would have exclusive responsibility for a referendum, in which the people of Western Sahara would choose between independence and integration with Morocco. Provisions for a referendum became controversial because of differing claims over voter eligibility.In his report Mr. Annan says, “It is my view and that of my Personal Envoy that the Peace Plan still constitutes the best political solution to the conflict over Western Sahara which provides for self-determination.”In its letter Morocco says under an agreement on “autonomy within the framework of Moroccan sovereignty,” the Western Saharan people would manage their own local affairs but would no longer have the options of self-determination or independence.”Clearly, this autonomy-based political solution can only be final,” the letter said. “This is why the Kingdom of Morocco cannot agree to a transitional period, marked by uncertainty as to the final status of the territory.”In 2001 Mr. Baker had proposed a draft framework agreement for autonomy, it says, and Morocco had expressed its willingness then to negotiate a final settlement on that basis. read more

Young Ohio State womens tennis team ready to take on 2014 season

OSU women’s tennis coach Melissa Schaub watches the Buckeyes during a match against Michigan April 21 at the Varsity Tennis Center. OSU lost, 7-0.Credit: Courtesy of the OSU Athletic DepartmentHalf the roster for the Ohio State women’s tennis team is composed of freshmen, but the Buckeyes youth doesn’t mean they can’t play with the best of them.Senior Noelle Malley said her team can hang with anyone in the Big Ten.“We’ve been working so hard recently,” she said. “I think we’re right there with them.”The Buckeyes are unranked while three other Big Ten teams, No. 10 Michigan, No. 12 Northwestern and No. 16 Nebraska, find themselves in the top 25.“It’s going to be hard, keeping up our focus and intensity and when we go out there, not being afraid of them, which we aren’t,” Malley said. “It’s exciting.”Senior Kelsey Becker, said her goal for the team goes beyond the conference.“We definitely want to make the NCAA tournament this year, we haven’t made it the past three years since I’ve been here,” she said. “I think we can do it this year, I think we have a really good team.”The Buckeyes have not made it to the tournament since 2009, and as they prepare for a run at the ultimate goal in the spring, are scheduled to finish preseason this weekend in Los Angeles, Calif., at the Jack Kramer tournament.Coach Melissa Schaub said the preseason schedule has been all about experience for her young squad.“The fall season like this is just about getting matches in, just getting a bunch of matches under your belt, preparing ourselves for the spring season,” she said.Schaub added that she has seen strong showings from her team, top to bottom.“The freshmen have stepped up big time, and we’ve had good leadership from our seniors,” she said. “It’s been really good so far.”Schaub stressed that every one of her freshmen have impressed, but singled out one in particular.“I think (freshman Gabriella DeSantis) has had an unbelievable fall season, coming in as a freshman,” she said. “You’re never really sure how that person is going to react to a different environment, being away from home.”Of the four youngsters, three are from outside of the U.S. DeSantis is from Caracas, Venezuela, Ferny Angeles Paz hails from Lima, Peru, and Miho Kowase comes from Tokyo.Schaub said the diverse roster is commonplace in the sport.“In tennis, it happens,” she said. “Tennis is such a universal sport, it’s big in other countries, so it’s not that uncommon to have a fairly international team.”Malley said she enjoys having international teammates, especially as a senior leader on the team.“It’s awesome, they’re so much fun,” she said. “We have so many different cultures and we’re talking about doing a dinner where we each make a home cooked meal.”Malley added that there might be some extra perks of forming bonds with individuals from around the world.“We have places to visit out of the country now, if we want to,” she said.Becker said each of the freshmen have done well to adjust, but that at least two of the newcomers might have had a leg up.“It’s kind of cute because (Paz) and (DeSantis) knew each other before because they’re both from South America,” she said. “They’re all just really sweet, and doing a really good job.”Even with such a diverse and young roster, Schaub said her team is already better than last year, but the main thing is improving each day.“It’s about every time you go on the court, competing as hard as you can and trying to get better in every match that you play,” Schaub said. “If that happens, then we’re going to be happy leaving a tournament.”After their weekend in California, the Buckeyes are scheduled to have plenty of practice time before diving into their regular season against Baylor Jan. 18 in Waco, Texas. read more

Man charged with murder after fatal assault at Colnbrook Immigration Centre

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The centre is adjacent to Heathrow Airport, and is run by Mitie Care and Custody, which won the contract to run the centre in 2014 after Serco ran it from its opening in 2004.Yusif will appear in custody on December 3 at Hendon Magistrates’ Court.Two other men also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder were released back to the centre without charge. A man has been charged with murder after a fatal assault at an immigration facility in Greater London, police said.Zana Assad Yusif, 31, care of Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre, has been charged with the murder of 64-year-old Tarek Chowdhury.Following an incident at Colnbrook Removal Centre in Harmondsworth, West Drayton on Thursday, Mr Chowdhury was taken to hospital but died at 9.30pm, police said.Colnbrook, in Harmondsworth, West Drayton, Hillingdon, detains people subject to immigration control and has the capacity to hold up to 396 men and 27 women.last_img read more

The impact of surface disturbance in exploration at Thor

first_imgTaranis Resources reports that it is often asked about the impact that mining exploration can have on the environment. ”As part of our continuing program to be conscious of our footprint and responsibly develop our Thor project in British Columbia, Taranis has completed an in-depth study of existing land disturbance resulting from exploration, mining, forestry, recreational use and other factors.”Taranis acquired the Thor project in 2006. Since then, Taranis has been responsible for less than 1% of the total land disturbance in the area – and we have grown the known size of the deposit by over 3,100%!”This was achieved as a result of efficient use of pre-existing roads and trails on the project and mindful environmental management. We are proud to say that our company is becoming a leader in the Canadian Resource sector for responsible, sustainable mining!last_img

Mauricio Pochettino sets for a special night at the Nou Camp

first_imgTottenham Hotspur will face Barcelona in the sixth and final match of UEFA Champions League Group B on Tuesday evening.Tottenham will need to match Inter’s result against PSV to progress to the knockout stages and club’s manager Mauricio Pochettino feels it’s a special chance that can go for the next stage of the CL.“When I was at Espanyol, we always felt the derbies (against Barcelona) a lot, that rivalry,” said Mauricio via club’s website.“This is special because it’s special for Tottenham and it’s special for us to have the chance to go to the next stage of the Champions League – and that’s with all the respect to Barcelona.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We are focused on trying to prepare for the game in the best way. After the victory against Leicester I think it’s important in a decisive game to have confidence and a belief we can win.“Of course, in front of us, we are going to have one of the best teams in the world and it’s going to be tough, but the most important thing is to be focused and concentrate on trying to play in our best way and trying to win.“Without belief in football, it is too difficult to win. I think it’s so important to arrive at that moment with the belief and the faith that we can perform in the best way.“After that, we will see what happens in the game because you need some luck and some good things to happen for you but we are confident that we can do a good job.”last_img read more

2 minors in custody for raping a 12yearold girl in Telangana

first_imgHYDERABAD: The police took into custody two of the three minors who raped a 12-year-old girl on Wednesday in the Jogu Lamba Gadwal district of Telangana. According to the police on Thursday, the class V student had arrived home in Anantapuram village early due to sports event at the school on the eve of the Independence Day. Her parents were away for work. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us The three boys, two of them students of class IX and the third student of class VIII, took the girl forcibly to nearby bushes and committed the sexual assault. When the parents returned home, they found her crying. She narrated the incident to parents, who lodged a complaint with the police. During the investigation, the police found that two accused had sexually assaulted the girl a few months ago too. Her parents pulled up the boys then but didn’t lodge any complaint with the police, fearing social stigma. The girl’s father drives auto-rickshaw and mother works in fields. The police have registered a case against the boys under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.last_img read more

Russia Could Scale Back on Oil Production Ahead of OPEC Meet

first_imgRussia might scale back its oil production by limiting its annual output to 525 million tons. The move comes just ahead of the OPEC’s Vienna meeting, where the organization is likely to formulate a limit on oil production.A massive oversupply of oil has driven down prices and the fall is costing Russia about a $100 billion per year and another $40 billion due to Western sanctions, Anton Siluanov, the finance minister of Russia said on Monday at a meeting in Moscow.Several reports are suggesting that the ministry could cut oil production by 300,000 barrels per day to help stabilize global oil prices.”Russia might agree to cut output if OPEC reduces production by 1.5 million barrels a day,” Olivier Jakob, managing director of Zug, Switzerland-based consultant Petromatrix GmbH, said in an e-mail to Bloomberg.Russia is a major oil exporter and as oil prices slumped by more than 30 percent since June this year, the country has been living in an “alternative economic reality.” The European and US sanctions against trade in Russia, due to its role in the Ukraine crisis, has also dampened the economy, CNN Money reported.Russia’s ruble has also slipped 27 percent against the US dollar since the start of 2014, which is driving people to convert their savings from rubles to other foreign currencies.Russian president Vladimir Putin told TASS, the official news agency, on Sunday that the sanctions, falling oil prices and the ruble depreciation will not only have a “catastrophic” effect on Russia but will also cause a domino effect on other economies as “the modern world is interdependent.”But experts believe that Russia’s problem extends far beyond the factors that President Putin pointed out.”Our economy already showed signs of skidding back in 2011 when oil prices were quite favorable. The main problems of Russia are not sanctions or oil prices but its chronic corruption problems, the lawlessness of monopolies and the utter inability of the state to properly manage anything, including the economy,” Mikhail Delyagin, a leading Russian economist and chairman of the Globalization Problems Institute, a Moscow-based think tank, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.The OPEC is slated to meet on Thursday in Vienna, Austria, to discuss the oil oversupply problem. Most analysts expect OPEC to cut their oil produce by a little over a million barrels per day to bring back oil prices on track.last_img read more

Indefinite transport strike in Kushtia begins

first_imgkustiaIndefinite strike enforced by transport owners and workers protesting assault and harassment on them by the law enforcers, is underway in the district, disrupting road communications between the country’s northern and southwestern regions, reports UNB.Transport owners and workers associations of the district on Monday jointly called the strike for Tuesday.No long route buses were seen on the roads since the strike began at 6:00am.Road communications between southern districts with northern regions remained suspended following the strike, creating immense sufferings to hundreds of passengers.Azgar Ali, president of Bus-Minibus Owners Group, said that the assault and harassment incidents on transport owners and workers by members of law enforcing agencies have increased recently.Protesting the recent incidents of arrest, they enforced the strike as there was no alternative to it, he said.They will continue their programme until solving the problem, said Azgar.In this October, seven cases have been filed in connection with drug-related crimes and 10 transport workers have been sent to jail.last_img read more

You Can Now Secretly Screenshot Instagram Stories

first_img Adorable Puppy Born With ‘Fur Mustache’ Goes Viral on InstagramFree Area 51 Aliens ‘Training’ Video Takes Over Instagram I’ve never really enjoyed or understood Snapchat. Maybe it’s just professional writer ego, but I never got the appeal of communication so ephemeral that it could disappear in seconds and you wouldn’t even care. However, for what it is I do think Snapchat is very well designed, particularly in how it notifies users whenever someone takes screenshots of that special picture of… something that was meant to self-destruct.When Instagram Stories first launched, folks rightfully recognized it as the Facebook alter-ego’s attempt to compete with Snapchat. And at first, it even copied that same screenshot notification feature. But no longer. You can now take secretly screenshots of Instagram Stories, and only you will know.Before, Instagram would snitch on potential creeps to users by putting a star icon next to their icon. If you were the one who took a screenshot, you’d get one warning before Instagram would start alerting whoever’s Story it was you grabbed. The whole system made screenshots feel like this shady, illicit thing you shouldn’t do, like it was some kind of violation of privacy to capture these moments someone only intended to last for a few seconds.But that’s all gone. Now you can screenshot as many Instagram Stories as you’d like as often as you like and other users will be none the wiser. There were workarounds before, but now Instagram has just thrown its hands up and baked the functionality directly into the app. They didn’t explain why, but removing this discouraging stigma does make the overall vibe of the app more positive. That being said, folks may also feel pressure to be more careful with what they put in Instagram Stories, knowing they may last forever without their knowledge.Now that Instagram has embraced no snitching, we wonder if Snapchat will follow suit. Maybe the only way to tell who has taken screenshots of your Snaps will be to look at them with the new Snapchat Spectacles They Live-style.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Presiding officer run over by train says N Dinajpur DM

first_imgBalurghat: North Dinajpur District Magistrate Ayesha Rani A in a press conference on Wednesday evening said presiding officer Rajkumar Roy whose body was found beside a railway track might have been run over by a train.However, she said the CID has been told to conduct a thorough investigation to reveal Roy’s mystery death following the direction of the State Election Commission.Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a Press conference at Nabanna, said she would definitely look into the compensation aspect. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsSome of the polling personnel who had assisted Roy at booth no 48 of Itahar block on Monday’s poll who attended the Press meeting, said there was no untoward incident as such. They said Roy had left the booth but did not come back.The mutilated body of Roy was found along the tracks located in Raiganj’s Sonadangi area by the locals on Tuesday. Apparently, it was apprehended that Roy was murdered as his body lay in a pool of blood beside the tracks. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedRoy was posted as an assistant teacher of English in Rahatpur High madarsa of Karandighi. Around 8 pm on Monday, intimating other polling personnel, he left for the toilet but didn’t return. His phone was also switched off. A missing complaint was lodged at the police station by the concerned BDO. Roy hailed from Siliguri’s Phansidewa. He is survived by his wife and two children.On Wednesday, the polling personnel, mostly school teachers, hit the street in Raiganj claiming that Roy was first abducted and then murdered. They raised the issue of ‘insecurity of polling personnel’ and had also boycotted counting duty on Thursday and resorted to a demonstration.Police superintendent Shyam Singh said he had been informed about the incident of the train accident that supposedly claimed Roy’s life by the GRP on Tuesday. He also claimed that the polling had been peacefully conducted where Roy was deployed.last_img read more

MNEKs new gay anthem is the best way to kick off Pride

first_imgIt’s sure to get stuck in many people’s heads (in the best way) and it’s exciting to start this month on such a positive note.Let’s get this party startedAt 23, MNEK, an openly gay artist, has already written for some of the biggest artists. He’s both written and produced for the likes of Little Mix,  Beyoncé, Madonna, and Dua Lipa.Now everyone has a chance to embrace him as his own artist.Never one to stay silent in the face of hate, he’ll be one to watch for the personal nature of his music and his unashamed pride. His LP Tongue drops later this year.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Kick off Pride month with a brand new song you’ll be bopping to all summer. MNEK released his new song today, Colour, and it’s the upbeat anthem that’s perfect to celebrate this community. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… The song features singer and actor Hailee Steinfeld and their blend of bubblegum pop and earnest positivity is sheer perfection.To commemorate the release of the song, the pair put out an animated lyric video and it’s adorable.[embedded content]Naturally, it’s full of colors, rainbows, and the joy of finding someone who makes your world that much brighter.Before you came into my lifeEverything was black and whiteNow all I see is colorLike a rainbow in the skySo tell me your love will never fadeThat I won’t see no clouds of greyCause I don’t want anotherYou bring color to my life, babycenter_img The super sweet animated video | Photo: YouTube/MNEK GAYSTARNEWS- Could Ugandan LGBTI rights dance anthem be 2018’s unexpected hit?MNEK demonstrates how to shut down a homophobic haterGay News Europe | Gay news, entertainment, celebrities, family and storiesRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : read more

The Sid Meiers Civilization VI Rise and Fall Is Up For A

first_img Share Tweet Submit Wccftech is offering great discounts on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. You can get the entire bundle or you can get a single game. It is all up to you. If you wish to get the entire bundle then visit this site and avail yourself of the amazing discounts. We are also offering a superb discount on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall. Interested in the offer? You won’t regret this.Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall featuresThis game has been the game of choice for a while now. It is extremely interesting to play and has great graphics too. With the loyalty of the citizens on the line, free cities are constantly emerging and the neighboring empires are in competition for allegiance. What will you do in such circumstances? Will you lead your empire into the Dark Age through reckless decision making or will you be the hero and send it into the prosperous Golden Age? Well, you have to play to find out. Here are highlights of what the deal has to offer: Redeem on Steam and start playing instantly Steal other cities by inspiring loyalty in rival empires Master the new governor system to bolster your cities with powerful characters Create new Enhanced Alliances to get unique ally benefits Play with 9 new leaders, 8 civilizations and more fresh contentCompatibility Mac OS: 10.11.6 / 10.12.6 / 10.13.3 Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system Processor: Intel Core i5 2.7 GHz Memory: 6 GB RAM Graphics: 1 GB GPU Minimum – GeForce 775M | Radeon HD 6970 | Intel Iris Pro Storage: 15 GB available spaceThe deal is only up for discount for a few days so hurry up and invest. Don’t waste any time because your enjoyment is at stake. So, are you game?Original Price Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall: $29.99Wccftech Discount Price Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: Rise and Fall: $26.99last_img read more

Hong Kong Sanatorium Hospital to Acquire Three Radixact Systems

first_img January 16, 2017 — Accuray Inc. signed an agreement in December with Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital (HKSH) for the acquisition of three Radixact Systems that will provide clinicians and their patients with access to the newest advanced radiation therapy. Of the three Radixact Systems, two will replace existing TomoTherapy Systems and one will be installed in a new bunker. The agreement also includes an upgrade of HKSH’s existing CyberKnife M6 System to include the latest features for motion management and treatment efficiency, and was entered into backlog during Accuray’s second fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31, 2016.The agreement with HKSH will make the Radixact helical radiation therapy technology available for the full range of cancer patients being treated at the private hospital system. The system will enable the HKSH clinical team to more efficiently and effectively deliver precise radiation treatments, and to confidently adapt therapy to changes in tumor size, shape and location — as well as subtle changes in the location of organs and other healthy tissue.“We are excited to build on the previous experience we have had with the TomoTherapy platform by moving to the next-generation helical platform from Accuray. The TomoTherapy platform has enabled us to treat a wide range of cancer patients. The CyberKnife M6 and Radixact Systems, together, are complementary technologies that will enable us to offer each cancer patient the advanced radiation therapy best suited to precisely treating their disease while minimizing side effects,” said Wyman Li, manager (administration) of HKSH.“Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital has had great success in the treatment of cancer, the No. 1 cause of death in Hong Kong. We are excited to build on our initial work with Accuray to offer state-of-the-art advanced radiation treatments to patients. The Radixact and CyberKnife M6 Systems’ unique modalities and precision will enable us to meet growing demand for high quality treatment and will play a key role in the armamentarium of state-of-the art technologies that form the backbone of the Hospital’s arsenal against cancer,” he added.For more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more The top piece of content in July was a video interview explaining how Princess Margaret Cancer Center is using machine learning to create automated treatment plans. This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more Related Content News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more News | Proton Therapy | August 06, 2019 IBA Signs Contract to Install Proton Therapy Center in Kansas IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) recently signed a contract and received the first payment for a Proteus One solution… read more The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 07, 2019 Qfix kVue One Proton Couch Top Validated by Mevion Medical Systems Qfix and Mevion Medical Systems announced that a special version of the kVue One Proton couch top is now both validated… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more News | Radiation Therapy | January 16, 2017 Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital to Acquire Three Radixact Systems Hospital will be the first in Asia to offer Radixact System and CyberKnife M6 System patient treatments News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Oncology | July 31, 2019 Laura Dawson, M.D., FASTRO, Chosen as ASTRO President-elect The members of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) elected four new officers to ASTRO’s Board of… read morelast_img read more

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first_img by Gregory Katz, The Associated Press Posted Jun 17, 2019 7:14 am PDT Willie Nelson, “Ride Me Back Home” (Sony Legacy)Willie Nelson’s latest studio offering, “Ride Me Back Home,” is a relaxed, joyous collection that finds Nelson reflecting, explicitly, on age and its toll — complaining, in fact, about the way time has left his face so lined — but free of any self-pity.It’s more of a celebration than some of his recent albums, and more of a showcase for his deceptively simple guitar work, which still carries an emotional wallop with its easy tone and subtlety.Nelson vividly evokes the landscapes of the west, particularly in the title track, a paean to the days before horses were fenced in, but also takes listeners to Ellis Island in New York Harbor in a stunning and relevant cover of Guy Clark and Roger Murrah’s “Immigrant Eyes.”There are also three new tunes Nelson wrote with producer Buddy Cannon. The most meaningful is “Come On Time,” which describes a personal competition with time that the singer knows he can’t possibly win. “You sure have put me in my place,” he concedes. More defiant is “One More Song to Write,” which sounds very much like the work of a man who wants to embrace more of life.It is odd that Nelson, at 86, sounds as if his singing and guitar playing is almost effortless. It stems in part from his natural phrasing, and the familiarity of his voice, a staple in so many lives for decades, but it also has something to do with the sense of comfort he conveys. He’s long past looking for drama, for conflict and its resolution. It’s more as if he’s visiting with his fans, putting his feet up, and letting it fly.Gregory Katz, The Associated Press FILE – In this Feb. 6, 2019 file photo, Willie Nelson performs at the Producers & Engineers Wing 12th Annual GRAMMY Week Celebration at the Village Studio in Los Angeles. Nelson’s latest studio offering, “Ride Me Back Home,” is a relaxed, joyous collection that finds Nelson reflecting, explicitly, on age and its toll – complaining, in fact, about the way time has left his face so lined – but free of any self-pity. It’s more of a celebration than some of his recent albums, and more of a showcase for his deceptively simple guitar work, which still carries an emotional wallop with its easy tone and subtlety. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File) Music Review: Willie Nelson’s latest is relaxed, joyous AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more