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SPBSP alliance a trial Akhilesh

first_imgLUCKNOW: As the SP-BSP alliance unravelled in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday described the tie-up as a “trial” and said it may not always be successful, but helps in knowing the shortcomings.BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday declared that her party will fight the assembly bypolls alone, prompting Akhilesh Yadav to say his SP too is ready to go solo. “Yes, there are trials, and sometimes you are not successful, but at least you can know your shortcomings,” Yadav told reporters here on Wednesday. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCHe also said that he respected Mayawati irrespective of the political equation between the parties. “I stand by my earlier statement that respecting Mayawati ji is same as respecting me,” the SP president said. He had made the statement earlier this year when the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) announced tie-up for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. “As far as going solo in the bypolls is concerned, I will consult with party leaders and devise a strategy to work in this direction,” Yadav said. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsThe BJP won 62 of 80 seats in the state while the opposition alliance bagged just 15, with the BSP winning 10 and the SP five. The Congress got one seat and the BJP ally Apna Dal (S) two. Eleven assembly bypolls are due in UP after the respective MLAs won the Lok Sabha polls. Nine of them are from the BJP, and one each from the BSP and the SP. “The bypolls can be announced any moment now. Under the current conditions in Uttar Pradesh, we have decided to fight the bypolls, which will happen on some seats, all alone,” Mayawati said on Tuesday. “If I feel that the SP president is able to fulfil his duties and convert his people into missionaries, then we can still walk together in future. There has been no permanent break as of now,” she said. If he is unable to succeed in his task, it will be better for the party to walk alone, she added. The BSP chief had called a review meeting in New Delhi on Monday to analyse the Lok Sabha results. “I have to say with much sadness that the SP’s base vote – meaning ‘Yadav samaj’ – has not stood along with the SP even in areas where they are in high numbers,” she had said.last_img read more


Canadas chief of defence summoned to cabinet meeting in wake of Norman

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s top general and the deputy minister of national defence are briefing the federal cabinet this morning a week after the criminal case against the military’s former second-in-command fell apart.Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of the defence staff, and deputy minister Jody Thomas would not stop to discuss the matter on their way into the weekly cabinet meeting this morning.Vice-Admiral Mark Norman was suspended in January 2017 and then charged with breach of trust for allegedly leaking secret information about a navy contract to Quebec’s Davie shipyard.The charges were stayed last week when prosecutors said new information they’d received from the defence made them believe they had no reasonable prospect of securing a conviction.Questions are now circling about how the case was handled by both the military and the RCMP after former Conservative minister Peter MacKay said Norman had cabinet approval to speak to Davie about the contract.Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he will not comment on the RCMP investigation.The Canadian Presslast_img read more


Stars Give Voice To Soft Toys In New Charity Campaign

first_imgIKEA has unveiled six animated videos of soft toys voiced by celebrities including Strictly host Claudia Winkleman, Dr Who actor Arthur Darvill, actress Nina Wadia, and TV and film stars Ashley Jensen, James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham.Video: IKEA Soft Toys for Education 2014 | James NesbittThe celebrity inspired furry friends tell the stories of children living in poverty in developing countries who have been supported by the €67 million raised by IKEA customers.The short films give listeners a fairy-tale style story read by some of the country’s best loved personalities. The films bring to life how the money raised by IKEA customers has helped children around the world gain a quality education and the hope of a brighter future.For every soft toy purchased as part of the Soft Toys for Education campaign between now and 27th December 2014, the IKEA Foundation will donate 1 euro to support educational projects run by Save the Children and UNICEF around the world. These projects are changing the lives of millions of children, such as those featured in the films. Since 2003 the campaign has reached more than 11 million children, but there are millions more children who still aren’t able to go to school and get the education they deserve.Video: IKEA Soft Toys for Education 2014 | Claudia WinklemanStrictly host Claudia Winkleman, who lends her voice to a panda soft toy, said: “It was an honour to be involved with the great work IKEA is doing with Save the Children and UNICEF. It is such an engaging way to bring the stories of these children to life and to raise awareness for this great cause.”Actress Ashley Jensen, who lends her voice to a fairy soft toy said: “I’m thrilled to support this campaign and would encourage everyone to buy an IKEA soft toy so that Save the Children and UNICEF can continue their vital work to ensure all children have access to quality education.”Film star James Nesbitt said: “Every child should be able to go to school and get an education, but millions across the world are in danger of missing out. That’s why it’s a real privilege to be involved in the campaign and help UNICEF and Save the Children in their amazing work so that every child has the chance of a brighter future.”Carol McSeveney Children’s IKEA sales leader said, “At IKEA, we see children as the most important people in the world. We believe every child has the right to a healthy, secure childhood and access to quality education, no matter where in the world they live. And because we value doing things together, we turn to our soft toys for help”.“We know from our research that 18% of the British public have imaginary friends, which take the form of a teddy or soft toy so we wanted to fire their imaginations this year by getting our teddies to do the talking.“We hope that the irresistible voices of some of our best loved TV and film stars, together with this year’s magical range of soft toys really helps to get our message out there. So pick up a soft toy from IKEA this year and give more children the opportunity to receive a quality education.”In addition to the UNICEF and Save the Children projects, local charitable causes will be supported as part of IKEA’s ‘Give Twice’ scheme. Customers can choose to buy an additional soft toy and then drop it into ‘Give Twice’ boxes at the exit of each store. Donated soft toys will then be given to local charities.This year the campaign aims to raise €700,000 in the UK & Ireland, to add to a global total of €67 million raised since it began in 2003, supporting more than 11 million children through 99 projects in 46 different countries.The 2015 soft toys range starts from just 80p for the GULLEPLUTT finger puppets.last_img read more


Oilsands target MEG formally rejects Husky Energys 33billion takeover bid

first_imgCALGARY – MEG Energy Corp. says its board is unanimously recommending that shareholders reject Husky Energy Inc.’s $3.3-billion hostile takeover offer made on Oct. 2.In a news release, the Calgary-based oilsands company says the offer “significantly undervalues” its shares and is not in the best interests of the company.Husky is offering a combination of cash or shares worth $11 for each MEG share. The maximum cash available under the deal is capped at $1 billion and the maximum number of shares limited to 107 million.Husky values the transaction at $6.4 billion, including the assumption of $3.1 billion in debt.MEG chairman Jeffrey McCaig says Husky’s offer doesn’t recognize the value of MEG’s assets, technology, expertise and business prospects, noting that MEG is at an “inflection point” with a low-risk business plan that will generate significant free cash flow starting in 2019.Husky says it took its proposal directly to shareholders because MEG’s board wouldn’t discuss it. It says its offer is open until Jan. 16.In its news release, MEG says it is producing 100,000 barrels per day of bitumen and has spent substantially all the capital required to increase production to 113,000 bpd by 2020.last_img read more


World Bank to Fund Moroccos Controversial Education Reform Bill

Rabat – The World Bank announced, on June 20, its MAD 500 billion program in support of Morocco’s 2015–2030 Education Reform.The program aims to act on key elements of the vision to drive the sector’s transformation and boost human capital for every Moroccan child.The Reform has been written into legislation for new framework laws in the education system. The funding comes as the submission of the framework law advocating the introduction of foreign languages ​​into the teaching of science subjects has divided parliamentarians, even within the majority.Read Also: Education Sector Unions Refuse Ministry of Education ReformAlthough validated by the Strategic Vision, developed by the Higher Council of Education, the framework law remains controversial.Despite the support of other parties for the new framework law, the Justice and Development Party (PJD) remained opinionated and a “strong defender” of teaching these subjects in Arabic just like Al Istiqlal party.In March 2019, the parliamentary groups had found a consensus on the article related to teaching scientific and technical subjects in foreign languages. The article aims to avoid the linguistic break between high school and higher education by adopting the same language for both levels. The situation fell back to ground zero soon after. The reason was a video posted online the day before the meeting of the Commission, in which Abdelilah Benkirane, the previous head of government, calls the deputies of the PJD to vote against the draft law.Despite the controversy, the government agreed to obtain funding of MAD 500 billion from the World Bank in order to carry out the strategic vision of the framework law and to support the 2015–2030 Education Reform.The Education Reform aims to emphasize the importance of education, training qualified teachers, creating new standards for those who wish to work in the sector, as well as securing employment through vocational training.“The education sector represents 6.4% of Morocco’s gross domestic product, an essential tool for strengthening human capital in the country,” the Bank noted. “In less than 20 years, the country achieved universal access to education for girls and boys, a notable MDG achievement. However, learning outcomes have remained stubbornly modest.”The fund appears to allow the implementation of the requirements of the framework law without voting for it. The fund will specifically help implement the part related to access to the public education system and the promotion of language teaching. read more


EU to lift ban on Lankan fisheries products this month

The European Union (EU) is expected to lift the ban on Sri Lankan fisheries products this month, the Fisheries Ministry said.The Ministry said that the EU has informed Sri Lanka that the ban will be lifted on April 21. The EU had in November last year expressed satisfaction with the efforts taken by Sri Lanka to address the concerns which led to the ban on Sri Lankan fisheries exports to EU countries.EU officials also credited Sri Lankan authorities for the progress that had been made to comply with the regulations of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission. (Colombo Gazette) The EU imposed a ban on fisheries products from Sri Lanka as the former Government failed to prevent Sri Lankan fishermen from violating the international fisheries laws. The new Government had later prepared and implemented an action plan to remove the ban. read more


With UN help Afghanistan gains control of Internet domain name

“For Afghanistan, this is like reclaiming part of our sovereignty,” said Mohammad Masoom Stanakzai, Minister for Communications in Afghanistan’s transitional government.The formal activation yesterday of Afghanistan’s new “top level domain,” as Internet country codes are known, marks the culmination of a complex international application process supported by UNDP, and the parallel development of new telecommunications links enabling Afghanistan to put the new “.af” domain to immediate use.More important, Afghan officials noted, it marks a symbolic break with the recent past: under the Taliban regime, use of the Internet was ruthlessly suppressed, with non-governmental use of email services and website punishable by death.”A modern telecommunications system, including full Internet access, is critical to the recovery and development efforts now being carried out by the Islamic Transitional Government of Afghanistan,” said Ercan Murat, director of the UNDP Afghanistan programme. “The UNDP team here is very gratified that we were able to help Afghanistan secure its rights to this essential service.” read more


November CV registration growth still in top gear

CV registrations up 9.5 per cent year on year to 31,000. Year to November sees registrations up 12.7 per cent to 337,677.Light CVs hit near all time record for the month. Trucks slightly down in November and 6.5 per cent up for YTD. Buses and coaches up 30.1 per cent in November and 8.5 per cent for YTD. Month of November close to nine per cent of recent annual totals.‘Strong commercial vehicle registrations reflect strong business-based demand and confident investment in the context of a healthy economy,’ said Christopher Macgowan, SMMT chief executive. ‘November’s registrations continued the torrent of very positive growth in the UK’s new commercial vehicle market over the year. The pace of growth has been unexpected, durable and most welcome. The monthly growth trend has now held firm since March and we are well on target to see the year out on a very high note, with the best annual registration total since 1989. The only issue is how close we get’For full tables and analysis, please click on the link below.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more


Womens EHF EURO 2012 Sweden smashed by France – Only Norway with

Norway with four, Sweden, Serbia, Denmark and France with two points will start fight for the semi-finals places in the “Kombank Arena” from Monday.GROUP A:Norway – Ukraine 18:17Serbia – Czech Republic 28:24STANDING:Norway 6Serbia 4Czech Republic 2Ukraine 0GROUP B:Sweden – France 17:24Macedonia – Denmark 30:37STANDING:France 4Denmark 4Sweden 4Macedonia 0MAIN GROUP IN BELGRADE:Norway 4Serbia 2France 2Sweden 2Denmark 2Czech Republic 0 kombank arenaWomen’s EHF EURO 2012 ← Previous Story Paris HC on the verge of signing Fahrudin Melic? Next Story → Poland (Round 12): Vive Kielce with high-scoring win over Zaglebie Lubin


Ubuntu 1304 puts Wubi on the chopping block

first_imgThe Windows-based Ubuntu Installer (Wubi) doesn’t look like it’s going to make the final cut for the Ubuntu 13.04 release. It’s been a good run for the handy little utility which first found its way onto the Ubuntu live CD in version 8.04 of Canonical’s OS.Recently on the Ubuntu developer mailing list, however, project release manager Steve Langasek wrote that his team “does not expect Wubi to be in a releasable state.” Langasek added that the app isn’t “in very good shape” right now.It’s also likely that Wubi isn’t a huge priority for Canonical right now. Wubi is a bit of a niche app, after all. While useful, it’s not the kind of tool an experienced Linux user is likely to lean on. Ubuntu’s command line installer works just as well and it’s a lot more flexible.Casual users, on the other hand, will need to look at a virtualization app like VirtualBox if they want a low-impact way to try out Ubuntu. One of the great things about Wubi was that it didn’t alter hard disk layouts and undoing the installation was dead simple. Users could simply head to add/remove programs from the Windows control panel and remove it.Canonical nearly uprooted Wubi ahead of the Ubuntu 12.04 release, but now it may be time to let it fade away. Is it really worth devoting resources to an app that will be fighting an uphill battle against secure boot on Windows 8 systems anyway?Right now, however, Canonical has bigger fish to fry. Ubuntu Touch will require a lot of attention in the coming months, and the company is putting a lot more emphasis on mobile — where Wubi isn’t needed.The community could always pick up the slack, of course, but most Ubuntu users won’t even notice it’s gone.last_img read more


Wikipédia lance Wikivoyage son guide de voyage en ligne

first_imgWikipédia lance Wikivoyage, son guide de voyage en ligneAprès avoir fondé l’encyclopédie en ligne Wikipédia, l’organisation à but non-lucratif Wikimedia Foundation se lance dans le guide de voyage collaboratif avec Wikivoyage. C’est le 15 janvier, jour du 12ème anniversaire de Wikipédia que le site Wikivoyage.org a officiellement été lancé. Il s’agit d’un guide de voyage en ligne, “libre, complet, actuel et fiable pour les voyageurs du monde entier.” Tout comme Wikipédia, le site gratuit est non-commercial (il n’affiche pas de publicités) et est alimenté par les contributions des internautes. Le contenu est ainsi modifiable par la plupart des lecteurs. 50.000 articles sont déjà disponiblesLe but de ce projet est de pouvoir offrir un guide de voyage “indépendant et non commercial pour le monde entier”. Sue Gardner, la directrice de la fondation Wikimedia, explique : “Il y a une énorme demande pour des informations sur les voyages, mais très peu de sources sont exhaustives sans être commerciales. C’est sur le point de changer”. Il est donc désormais possible de facilement trouver un endroit où se loger, où manger, les lieux à ne pas manquer, les moyens de transports les plus fiables, et pleins de petites astuces pour que nos voyages se passent au mieux, sur un seul et même site. Disponible en une dizaine de langues, Wikivoyage compte déjà 2.423 destinations et près de 50.000 articles, qui sont actuellement édités par 200 bénévoles.”Ressource n°1 sur internet pour les voyages”À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?En effet, Wikivoyage était initialement un guide de voyage soutenu par une association allemande et en ligne depuis 2006. Mais cette dernière a cédé l’intégralité de son contenu et le nom du site à la fondation Wikimedia. Peter Fitzgerald, l’un des administrateurs du projet, a ainsi déclaré : “Nous sommes très enthousiastes à l’idée de faire partie de la communauté Wikimedia”. “Nous sommes sûrs que cela deviendra la ressource n°1 sur internet pour les voyages”, a t-il ajouté. Néanmoins, Wikivoyage risque de se heurter à un défi de taille : la modération des commentaires. Pour ne pas s’apparenter aux sites touristiques traditionnels, Wikivoyage refuse les avis d’internautes ou de créer un annuaire de référencement.Le 16 janvier 2013 à 12:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


Transient accused in December robbery assault

first_imgA transient man believed to be involved in the beating and robbery of a Vancouver man made a first appearance Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court.Adrian Diaz Aguilar, 20, was in court to face allegations of first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, first-degree assault and possession of a stolen vehicle in connection with the December incident.The victim, 63-year-old Douglas Hodgson, suffered multiple rib, spine and facial fractures, deep head lacerations and brain bleeding, court records state. His current condition was not immediately available.On Jan. 1, Vancouver police responded to a residence in the 600 block of Northeast 124th Avenue for an assault. Jason Hodgson told police he hadn’t heard from his father, Douglas Hodgson, for several days and was concerned about his welfare. When he went to check on him, he found the inside of the residence in disarray and blood on the floor, walls and items throughout the place, according to an affidavit of probable cause.He found his father unconscious in a bedroom, and it was apparent he had been violently assaulted, the affidavit states.Police say they recovered an object from the residence that they believe was used in the attack, but it was not identified in court records. They also found that Douglas Hodgson’s wallet had been stolen, court records said.last_img read more


Fabregas warns abusive Chelsea fans to stay away

first_imgChelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas revealed his disgust towards the supporters who racially abused Raheem Sterling in last Saturday’s 2-0 win against Manchester CitySterling was allegedly the victim of racial abuse from a minority of Chelsea fans at Stamford Bridge with the English Football Association (FA) and local authorities having begun investigating the incident.Chelsea have also taken action by suspending four supporters, while Sterling has given the police his version of what happened.Now Fabregas wants these troublesome fans to be dealt with harshly.“All I can say is when I’m in the street, when I’m at Stamford Bridge, all over the world, when we’ve travelled with Chelsea they’ve been amazing to me and to the team,” said Fabregas, according to the Daily Mail.‘I don’t know who is responsible for these things but I cannot accept or agree with this (behaviour).Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“This is not the real face of Chelsea. I’m sorry to hear that. If something happened it will be dealt with.“The focus now is on Chelsea for what happened. The quicker we get rid of these people, the better.”He added: “There’s always insults.“I’ve had so many of them over the years when you warm up and even jokes. That’s fine for me. When we cross the line with racism, it’s too far, it shouldn’t be allowed.“When we cross the line with racism, it’s too far, shouldn’t be allowed. The people that GET caught, they will be punished and they will be taught a big lesson in their lives.”last_img read more


1 hospitalized after nearelectrocution in Key Biscayne

first_imgKEY BISCAYNE, FLA. (WSVN) – One person has been rushed to the hospital after they were nearly electrocuted to death in Key Biscayne.Key Biscayne Fire Rescue responded to the scene near Hampton Lane and West McIntyre Street, just after 3 p.m., Thursday.Crews rushed the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital in unknown condition.Please check back on WSVN.com and 7News for more details on this developing story.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img


Nonprofit hosts backpack giveaway for military families in Miami

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A national nonprofit is aiming to make life a little easier for military families in South Florida, as their children prepare to go back to school time.Operation Homefront distributed 200 backpacks filled with school supplies at the National Guard Armory in Miami, Sunday.The event is part of the annual Back-to-School Brigade, where the organization gives away over 40,000 backpacks nationwide.Military mom Rose Tolentino said she’s grateful for the helping hand.“It really means a lot. We’ve always worked with the military. I was a case manager for homeless veterans, and this is our life, so it means a lot,” she said.Operation Homefront is on a nonstop mission is to help military families thrive in the communities they work so hard to protect.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more


Zirkle Maintains Iditarod Lead First Out of Unalakleet Saturday Night

first_imgAliy Zirkle continued her lead over Martin Buser and Sonny Lindner Saturday night in the 2014 Iditarod. She arrived in Unalakleet first and left first.Buser, Lindner, Jeff King and Aaron Burmeister were still in Unalakleet at 10:00 p.m. Zirkle and Buser were battling for the lead much of Saturday.The race continued to take its toll on mushers and their teams. Nicolas Petit, who was racing near the front, scratched Saturday night just outside of Unalakleet.  He told his officials he was concerned for the welfare of his dogs. Earlier in the day, Ramey Smyth scratched in Ruby saying that some of his dogs were sick.Mitch Seavey, the 2013 champion, was on the outskirts of Unalakleet Saturday night about 10:15.Abbie West continued to lead the rookie field. She was out of Kaltag Saturday night.last_img read more


Watch Mother of a Kashmiri boy pleads before militants to release her

first_imgHe lost his brother, companion, childhood friend, his innocence everything which can’t be imagined. He is Friend of 12 year old Atif Mir who was held hostage & later killed brutally by LeT jihadi terrorists in Bandipora encounter. pic.twitter.com/gcLOrI71xn — Citizen 4 Forces (@C4FINDIA) March 23, 2019 Atif (12) was killed during the encounter at Hajin when the house in which militants were hiding was destroyed by armed forces. Atif was held hostage by militants. Militants & armed forces are both responsible for this murder. Surely militants are accused of a horrible crime. — Khurram Parvez (@KhurramParvez) March 22, 2019 A minor held hostage during an encounter has been killed in Bandipore. Innocent civilians who are struggling to make ends meet have become casualties in the war between militants & armed forces. There is no method in this madness & the future looks bleak.— Mehbooba Mufti (@MehboobaMufti) March 22, 2019center_img 12 years old Atif Ahmad Mir who was held captive by the militants in Hajin area of Bandipora district in North Kashmir. TwitterA visibly frail and distraught, Shareefa Bano is invoking Allah’s name, Prophet’s sayings to convince a group of Lashkar-e-Taiba militants who have held hostage her 12-year-old son, Atif Ahmad Mir inside their house in Bandipora town of North Kashmir. “For the sake of Allah, his prophet, release my son. I used to feed you, people. What is wrong with you,” Shareefa is seen telling the militants at an encounter site metres away from the house where the LeT militants are holed up along with the minor boy.The video of the helpless mother pleading before the LeT militants has gone viral on social media.Heart-wrenching appeal by a Kashmiri mother to release her hostage teenage son Atif Mir (12-yr-old). Both father & mother begged the Pakistani terrorist to leave the child but they showed no mercy. Terrorists made him a human shield to escape & thn brutally killed him.#Haijn pic.twitter.com/0fZuy9By7E— Mauseen Khan (@mauseen_khan) March 22, 2019Atif Ahmad Mir was killed during an encounter that lasted for more than 48 hours in North Kashmir along with the two Lashkar militants Ali and Hubaib who were from Pakistan. Atif was held hostage by the militants after they sneaked into their house. Nearly a dozen family members managed to escape from the house after the security personnel cordoned off the area and attacked the militants inside the house.However, 12 years old Atif and his uncle Abdul Hamid couldn’t escape. Hamid still managed to run from the captivity but the minor boy couldn’t. The Senior Superintendent Police, Bandipora, said, there were repeated announcements from the local mosques trying to convince the militants to release Atif. Another video, which shows young Atif’s father, Mohammad Shafi pleading before militants to release their son also went viral. “Please release my son. This is not Jihad ( holy war), This Jahallat (ignorance,” he said.Shocking video from Hajin Family members and locals of Hajin appealing the trapped militants to release the hostages including 10 years boy Atif Mir. Militants did not relent & eventually 10 years Atif lost his life. pic.twitter.com/W9ZfB1OYpd — Danish Ahmad (@DanishA86632004) March 22, 2019The Senior Superintendent, Police, Rahul Malik told the First Post that they waited for nine hours for the militants to release Atif, but that could not be achieved.Soon, the CRPF and J&K Police launched a joint operation and bombed the house. Three bodies were recovered from the site including that of 12 year old Atif. The police put the blame on militants saying that they killed Atif before the bombing took place. The residents in the area said that they could see the wanted LeT militant Ali appearing along with Atif on one of the doors of the house.Outrage against militants in Kashmir over minor boy’s killing The killing of 12 year old boy Atif has sparked outrage from all quarters including mainstream politicians, separatist leaders and human rights organisations in the valley. I wish there was as much outrage in Kashmir against militants when they take a young boy hostage as there is when security forces are accused of human rights violations. https://t.co/bsjzJdVrXh— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) March 22, 2019last_img read more


DC Suspects Wanted

first_imgThe Metropolitan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying three persons of interest in reference to a Burglary II incident which occurred in the 1500 block of 6th Street NW on July 7 between 8:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. The subjects were subsequently captured by nearby surveillance cameras.last_img


What Twitters Former CEO Is Working On Now

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read January 19, 2016 Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo took to his Twitter account this morning to reveal more details around what he is working on next. Costolo, who officially left the social media company in July 2015, is tackling a new startup in digital health and fitness.Costolo said that his startup, which he co-founded with CrossFit trainer and director Bryan Oki, is creating software that can be used by fitness professionals, nutritionists, physical therapists and more to communicate with their clients, guide them, and motivate them to achieve their goals.“The fitness industry is transitioning to a world of specialized studios and programs with a multitude of connected devices and software trackers. We’ve developed a system within this evolving landscape, and we believe we can scale this system with technology and deliver it to a massive audience,” Costolo wrote.Costolo’s move into health isn’t particularly surprising. He’s known to be passionate about fitness and CrossFit.Costolo also revealed he will be spending part of his time in the venture capital world, joining Index Ventures as a venture partner. It appears that Costolo won’t be making many investments on behalf of Index, but will instead be working with its existing portfolio, which includes Dropbox, Flipboard, Nasty Gal, and Slack.Additionally, the former executive is also splitting his time as a contributor, helping with writing story lines, for HBO’s hit sitcom about startups, Silicon Valley. Register Now » This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more


Kubernetes 114 releases with support for Windows nodes Kustomize integration and much

first_imgYesterday, the team at Kubernetes released Kubernetes 1.14, a new update to the popular open-source container orchestration system. Kubernetes 1.14 comes with support for Windows nodes, kubectl plugin mechanism, Kustomize integration, and much more. What’s new in Kubernetes 1.14? Support for Windows Nodes This release comes with added support for Windows nodes as worker nodes. Kubernetes now schedules Windows containers and enables a vast ecosystem of Windows applications. With this release, enterprises with investments can easily manage their workloads and operational efficiencies across their deployments, regardless of the operating systems. Kustomize integration With this release, the declarative resource config authoring capabilities of kustomize are now available in kubectl through the -k flag. Kustomize helps the users in authoring and reusing resource config using Kubernetes native concepts. kubectl plugin mechanism This release comes with kubectl plugin mechanism that allows developers to publish their own custom kubectl subcommands in the form of standalone binaries. PID Administrators can now provide pod-to-pod PID (Process IDs) isolation by defaulting the number of PIDs per pod. Pod priority and preemption in this release enables Kubernetes scheduler to schedule important pods first and remove the less important pods to create room for more important ones. Users are generally happy and excited about this release. A user commented on HackerNews, “The inclusion of Kustomize[1] into kubectl is a big step forward for the K8s ecosystem as it provides a native solution for application configuration. Once you really grok the pattern of using overlays and patches, it starts to feel like a pattern that you’ll want to use everywhere” To know more about this release in detail, check out Kubernetes’ official announcement. Read Next RedHat’s OperatorHub.io makes it easier for Kuberenetes developers and admins to find pre-tested ‘Operators’ for applications Microsoft open sources ‘Accessibility Insights for Web’, a chrome extension to help web developers fix their accessibility issues Microsoft open sources the Windows Calculator code on GitHublast_img read more