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Autopsy of youth killed in Jaipur police firing conducted

first_imgThe autopsy of a 22-year-old man, who was allegedly killed in the police firing during violence in the Walled City on Friday night, was conducted at the mortuary of Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital in Jaipur on Monday. The curfew clamped in four police station areas in the city continued for the third consecutive day.The body of Mohammed Rais alias Adil was handed over to his family members after the post-mortem, which was carried out under the watch of a Sub-Divisional Magistrate. Police said a limited number of persons would be allowed to attend his burial at the Ghat Gate graveyard here.Following the talks between Rais’ family members and police and administrative officers, the State Government has agreed for allotment of a dairy booth and payment of compensation to the family as well as a special probe into the firing incident as part of investigation into the cases registered in connection with the violence.Earlier, there there was a deadlock over post-mortem of the youth’s body, as the next of his kin had refused to accept his body while demanding suspension of the staff of Ramganj police station, compensation and a government job for a family member.An altercation between a police constable and a couple during a routine vehicle check in the Ramganj area on Friday evening snowballed into a major law and order situation, as hundreds of people gathered outside the police station and pelted stones. About 12 persons, including some policemen, were injured and several vehicles were torched in the violence.last_img read more

Anthony Davis stellar double-double as Pelicans crush Cavaliers

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments Energized Marc Gasol helps Grizzlies end slump, defeat Spurs Cavaliers: Cleveland visits Houston on Friday.Pelicans: New Orleans visits Minnesota on Saturday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I thought we did some good things in spurts, but we didn’t sustain,” Cavaliers coach Larry Drew said. “We just have to buckle down and try to put four solid quarters together, which we haven’t been able to do.”Cleveland’s bench outscored the starters. Jordan Clarkson led the reserves with 21 points, Matthew Dellavedova had 17, Cameron Payne had 16 and Ante Zizic had 10 as the group totaled 75 points. Alec Burks led the starters with 17 points, and Collin Sexton added 13.“The problem tonight was not the offense,” Drew said. “It was the defense.”TIP-INSCavaliers: F Larry Nance Jr. did not play because of an injury to his right knee that he suffered a night earlier in a game against Indiana. … The Cavaliers allowed a season-high in points five days after the Pelicans handed them their most lopsided loss of the season, 133-98 in Cleveland.Pelicans: F Nikola Mirotic returned after a 12-game absence due to an ankle injury. …The Pelicans’ 41 points in the third quarter tied a season high for points in a period. … Davis made 12 of 13 free throws in the third quarter, setting a franchise record for both attempts and makes in a quarter.ROOKIE COMING ONJackson had a season high in points for the second consecutive game. He had 17 in a 114-95 victory against Memphis on Monday night.“He has a gift,” Holiday said. “He’s so athletic and so fast in getting to the basket. He’s aggressive, and he’s a mutant with the way he can jump.”UP NEXT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) slam dunks over Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Pelicans weren’t concerned when the Cavaliers went 8 for 8 from beyond the arc to build a 13-point first-quarter lead.“It’s like the stock market,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “At some point, there has to be an adjustment.”ADVERTISEMENT The Cavaliers lost their 11th in a row. They built a 16-point second-quarter lead before cooling off and letting the Pelicans finish the second quarter on a 12-2 run.“We made a push before halftime,” guard Jrue Holiday said, “and we broke it open after that.”Four other Pelicans scored in double figures as Frank Jackson scored 19, Holiday added 18 and Nikola Mirotic and Julius Randle had 17 each.The Pelicans won their third straight game for the first time since Nov. 16-19.All 10 Pelicans who played scored, and the team shot well throughout.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion New Orleans pounced when the Cavaliers cooled. Anthony Davis had 38 points and 13 rebounds, and the Pelicans came alive in the second half to beat Cleveland 140-126 on Wednesday night.The Cavs hit just 8 of 22 3-pointers in the final three quarters, while New Orleans scored 41 points in the third quarter and 40 in the fourth for a runaway victory. Davis had 18 points in the third quarter alone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Obviously if you have back to back 40-point quarters, your offense is working pretty well,” Gentry said.In the second half, the Pelicans shot 67.6 percent (25 of 37) from the floor, 38.5 percent (5 of 13) on 3-pointers and 96.3 percent (26 OF 27) on free throws.last_img read more

With Steph Curry out, Luka Doncic and Dirk Nowitzki lift Mavs over Warriors

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Even before big upset, Virginia has history of NCAA flops Warriors: The four 3-pointers made tied a season low. … Missed seven of their first eight shots and never really recovered, shooting 40 percent for the game. … Andrew Bogut, who recently re-signed with the Warriors, also skipped the game for rest. … Quinn Cook, who took Curry’s place in the lineup, led the Warriors with seven assists.STILL WAITINGDurant came into the game needing one made 3-pointer to tie Glen Rice with 1,559 for 25th place on the NBA career list. But he went 0 for 8 from behind the arc.UP NEXTMavericks: Host the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday night. The Mavs just lost 116-100 at Sacramento last Thursday night.Warriors: Complete a home back-to-back and a three-game homestand Sunday night against the Detroit Pistons. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Google Philippines names new country director Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, right, dribbles as Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook (4) defends in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)OAKLAND, Calif. — Dirk Nowitzki added one more memorable game in his final visit to Oracle Arena, scoring a season-high 21 points and insisting he couldn’t remember whether it was a chair or a trash can that he threw into a wall opposite the visitors’ locker room at one of his favorite arenas.Luka Doncic had a triple-double and the Dallas Mavericks capitalized on Stephen Curry’s absence to beat the Golden State Warriors 126-91 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Doncic had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists and Dallas ended a 12-game losing streak in Oakland, where it last won in April 2012. The Mavs built their lead to 43 early in the final quarter.Nowitzki scored his first NBA basket at Oracle Arena, which is closing after this season, and some of his career highs and lows also came in Oakland. In 2007, the Warriors shocked the 67-win Mavericks in the first round of the playoffs — prompting Nowitzki to throw something through the wall. The hole has never been repaired.“Great memories, bad memories here,” he said. “This has always been a fun building, a fun atmosphere to play. I’ll always remember this building.”TIP-INSMavericks: Doncic had his sixth triple-double of a stellar rookie season. … Nowitzki went 8 for 14 from the field, including 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. … Mavs hit 65.2 percent of their shots in the first half, while holding the Warriors to 29.6 percent. … Maxi Kleber had 16 points and Ryan Broekhoff added 17 off the bench for Dallas, which snapped a three-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT Nowitzki, 40, who is in his 21st and perhaps final season with the Mavericks, got a rare start and a rousing ovation from the Oracle crowd. He came out and torched the Warriors with 10 points in the game’s first four minutes, and the Mavs jumped out to a 22-7 lead. They never trailed in the game.“The last few games I didn’t have a good shooting rhythm,” Nowitzki said. “Today, I had it early and often.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGolden State dropped out of the top seed in the Western Conference to a half-game behind Denver. With Curry resting, Kevin Durant had 25 points and DeMarcus Cousins scored 19. But the Warriors were 4 for 30 from 3-point range, while the Mavs went 21 of 49 from behind the arc.“We just couldn’t pull together after that slow start and we never could get any traction in the game,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “So we just kind of flush this one down the toilet and move on to tomorrow, not much else to do.” MOST READlast_img read more

IAF AFCAT 2016: 4 simple steps to apply online

first_imgThe Indian Air Force has released the detailed notification of the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) on the official website. In order to apply, the candidates are required to follow the steps listed below:Go to the official websiteClick on the tab, ‘Career’Enter the necessary detailsOn submitting the same, the application procedure will be completed. The candidates must take  a printout for future use.The exam will have 100 questions and will be held for a duration of two hours. For every correct answer, the candidate will get three marks and for every wrong answer, one mark will be deducted as the negative marking is applicable.The candidates can check the paper pattern mentioned below: General Awareness: History, Sports, Geography, Environment, Civics, Basic Science, Defence, Art, Culture, Current Affairs, Politics etc.Verbal Ability in English: Comprehension, Error Detection, Sentence Completion, Synonyms, Antonyms and Testing of Vocabulary.Numerical Ability: Decimal Fraction, Simplification, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, and Simple interest.Reasoning and Military Aptitude Test: Verbal Skills and Spatial AbilityFor any other query, the candidates may visit the official website.Important dates:Last date to apply: June 30Date of AFCAT/EKT: August 28CHECK: Indian Air Force Entrance Test, AFCAT 2016CHECK: AFCAT 2016 Eligibility Criteria For more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmai.comlast_img read more

Sergio Ramos knee problem heaps more injury pain on Real Madrid

first_imgReal Madrid’s injury crisis worsened on Sunday when influential defender Sergio Ramos was forced off in Spain’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win away to Albania with a knee strain that could sideline him for up to a month.The centre back received treatment on the pitch after falling awkwardly while contesting a corner but was substituted by coach Julen Lopetegui in the 80th minute.”Sergio’s injury looks like a strain and we hope that’s all it is but the doctors are the ones who have to determine what it is. He’s a very important player for us and his club,” the coach told a news conference.Ramos will undergo further tests when he returns to the Spanish capital on Monday to determine the extent of his injury.Although Ramos has endured a stumbling start to the season, conceding four penalties for club and country, his absence will be keenly felt by Real and coach Zinedine Zidane, who has recently been without Brazilian duo Marcelo and Casemiro and midfield maestro Luka Modric.The former Real great has also faced serious criticism for the team’s stuttering run of four consecutive draws in all competitions, which culminated in a shock 1-1 draw at home to Eibar last Sunday. (Also read: Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale to make Real Madrid return against Villarreal)Ramos is likely to miss Real’s La Liga games against Real Betis, Athletic Bilbao, Alaves and Leganes and two Champions League group games with Legia Warsaw.He is also doubtful for Spain’s World Cup qualifier with Macedonia on Nov. 12 and friendly versus England on Nov. 15.advertisementIf his recovery goes according to plan, the 30-year-old will return to action in time for the Madrid derby against neighbours and La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid on Nov. 20.Marcelo is set to return from his calf injury to face Betis on Saturday but Casemiro, credited with balancing the team last season and helping Real set a joint record 16 straight league wins, is not due back until the end of October as he recovers from a fractured fibula.Real’s Croatia midfielder Modric, nursing a knee problem, is not expected to return until the start of November.last_img read more

Chess: Magnus Carlsen escapes but Vishy Anand is beaten at Isle of Man

first_img Support The Guardian Chess: Isle of Man last chance for some of Magnus Carlsen’s potential foes With over 150 players and 11 rounds, the small group who had their eyes on a place in the 2020 candidates which will decide Carlsen’s next title challenger all expected to make a fast start against their lower-rated opposition. In the event Anand lost, top seeds Wesley So, Alex Grischuk, Levon Aronian and Hikaru Nakamura all conceded draws, and even Carlsen had a rough time in the middle game against Yuriy Kuzubov before the Ukraininan lost his advantage and tumbled into defeat in time pressure.Carlsen, playing Black in a Sveshnikov Sicilian, drew in round two against Russia’s Alexey Sarana where the world champion was under slight pressure but escaped into a K+R v K+R+N draw. Fabiano Caruana won again, grinding down the US junior Samuel Sevian, 18, by attritional endgame strategy.The leading group with a maximum 2/2 has already shrunk to just five players: Caruana, the Chinese pair Wang Hao and Bu Xiangzhi, Baskaran Adhiban from India, and the veteran former world title contender Alexey Shirov, an ex-Latvian who now represents Spain. Luke McShane, who beat China’s Lu Shanglei, is the leading English player on 1.5.Anand recovered from his opening defeat to crush the Israeli, Tal Baron, in 27 moves. Anand was absent from the World Cup and the Fide Grand Prix, so under the rules Isle of Man is his only chance to qualify for the candidates which he won in 2014. Evgeniy Najer is a former European champion and winner of Moscow Aeroflot with a reputation for beating big names, and his was the most brilliant game of the first round. Anand was level until 18…Ne4? and missed a late drawing chance by 28…Qf3+ 29 Kg1 Qf4 when White must allow perpetual check.Carlsen and his 2018 challenger, Caruana, do not have to qualify for the 2020 candidates, so they will be potential kingmakers in the final round when the single candidates place will be settled. Carlsen has a special incentive to remain unbeaten, as his run without loss would reach 101 games after round 11, breaking the world No 3 Ding Liren’s record 100 against elite rivals. There are some longer sequences by GMs, but against weaker opponents.When interviewed, Carlsen was asked: “Do you feel you shouldn’t be allowed in tournaments where you can qualify for playing yourself?” He replied: “ Yeah, I think it’s pretty obvious that I shouldn’t, but I don’t have any morals, so it’s OK!” Caruana was asked a similar question about how he felt about ruining the chances of a candidates contender and said: “Well, someone has to ruin them!”Caruana won his opening round comfortably, but in a manner to appal teachers of beginners. His Chinese opponent, Zhang Zhong, began 1 d4 Nf6 2 Bf4, probably planning a solid London system, c5 3 e3 Qb6 4 Nc3 cxd4 5 Qxd4 Qxb2. After 15 moves, the world No 2 had made 10 of them with his queen and all his seven remaining pawns were still on their starting squares.The eight English entrants had a terrible first round – seven defeats and a solitary draw by McShane, who tried for hours in a K+R+N v K+R endgame. Most of the England players are lower ranked wildcards, but Gawain Jones lost with White to 14-year-old Nodibirek Abdusattorov of Uzbekistan while David Howell was out-combined by the wily Georgian Baadur Jobava. Like Zhang v Caruana, this game had an eccentric opening: 1 b3 d5 2 Bb2 Bf5 3 e3 e6 4 h3 h6. Read more … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Magnus Carlsen Topics Share on LinkedIn news The world champion, Magnus Carlsen, had a narrow escape, the former champion Vishy Anand was brilliantly beaten, and several other elite grandmasters dropped half points as the 154-player $430,000 Fide/Chess.com Grand Swiss Isle of Man event got off to a combative start on Thursday.Chess competition just now is stratified, with many events reserved for the top grandmasters and few where they are directly challenged by second-line GMs and rising talents. Isle of Man, which continues until 21 October at the Comis Hotel near Douglas, is a rare opportunity for ambitious players, and they seized it in the opening round, where the ranked top half of the field met the bottom half. Prizes go down to $2,000 for 30th place, and there is a separate list for the leading women, including England’s Jovanka Houska, who were invited as wildcards. Isle of Man was already bracketed with Gibraltar as the world’s strongest open and the current event is again financed by the Chess.com website and by the Scheinberg family, who are IoM residents.Play starts at 3pm daily and all the games are viewable live online, with move-by-move computer analysis and commentaries by Daniel King and Anna Rudolf.3640 1 Qxf6! If exf6 2 Re8, or gxf6 2 Ne6, or Rxf6 2 hxg7, or g6 2 Qh8, or Kg8 2 Qxg7, or Nc4 2 d8=Q, or Ne8 2 Qxf7. Traps include 1 Q or Bxd6? Kg8! or 1 d8=Q+? Ne8 or 1 h7? e5! or 1 d7? e5! when 2 d8=Q+?!? leaves White’s king in check (by Denys Bonner, 1960). Share on Twitter Leonard Barden on chess Share via Email Read more Share on Facebook Chess: Try your skill on the Levitt test. Michael Adams took five minutes Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Share on WhatsApp Chesslast_img read more

Neymar Jr To Be Honored At Eighth Annual amfAR Gala São Paulo

first_imgamfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research will return to Brazil for its eighth annual amfAR Gala São Paulo on Friday April 13, 2018.The gala will once again be held at the home of Dinho Diniz, hosted by Dinho and Felipe Diniz, and will feature honoree tributes to Brazilian soccer star Neymar Jr. and television star Sabrina Sato for their longtime commitment to amfAR and other charitable causes.The event will include cocktails, a black-tie gala dinner, a live auction, an honoree tribute, and a special David Bowie tribute performance by Brazilian superstar Seu Jorge. Chairs of the event include Anna Cleveland, Francisco Costa, Pauline Ducruet, Milutin Gatsby, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Carlos Jereissati Filho, Constance Jablonski, Ricky Martin, Vik Muniz and Malu Barreto, Pelé, and Ellen von Unwerth. Event Co-Chairs include Fran Cutler, Miguel Garcia, and Holger Marquardt.The event’s Signature Sponsors are Iguatemi São Paulo, Karavelle, and Champagne Perrier-Jouët. Mercedes-Benz, Tivoli Mofarrej, and Vogue Brasil are the Associate Sponsors. Delta Air Lines is the Official Airline of amfAR. The amfAR Gala São Paulo is produced by Josh Wood/Josh Wood Productions.To date, the amfAR Gala São Paulo has raised over $11.5 million for amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs.Tickets and tables for the event are available here or email amfarsaopaulo@amfar.org for more information.last_img read more

Tumbler Ridge Museum reopens

first_imgDr. Tom Perry, a Vancouver medical specialist who led the pledge drive at the 3D Medical Conference, said he was excited that visitors to Tumbler Ridge helped raise a substantial contribution toward keeping the museum open.“The Peace River Palaeontology Research Centre and Tumbler Ridge Museum are not just provincial, but national treasures,” said Dr. Perry. “I think that the doctors, pharmacists and other health professionals attending our course recognized the tremendous value of this resource for science and education, and want to see it thrive over the long term.”Dr. Helm said that the Foundation’s long-term goal remains to work with municipal and regional governments to secure stable funding from the Province. TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. – Officials with the Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation say that after being closed since March due to financial difficulties, the Tumbler Ridge Museum was able to reopen its doors last weekend.Foundation spokesperson Dr. Charles Helm said that the Museum was able to reopen on June 14th after the Foundation was able to secure additional funding in the past couple of months. In early May, the District of Tumbler Ridge, which had denied the Museum’s application for $200,000 in grant funding earlier this year, offered the Foundation $50,000 to open five days a week during the summer tourist season. This followed a ‘challenge grant’ of $50,000 from The Dalglish Family Foundation, challenging government and other funding sources to contribute funds, with the Foundation’s goal to raise $150,000.Dr. Helm said that over $20,000 was pledged by the attendees of the Drugs, Dinos and Dinner Medical Conference held in Tumbler Ridge earlier this month. Kelly McManus and Roachelle LaPrairie pledged a substantial personal donation, supported by sizeable contributions from LaPrairie Crane and Northland Fleet. The Lions Club of Tumbler Ridge then came forward with a further major contribution. Coupled with a contribution from the District of Tumbler Ridge, Dr. Helm said that the goal had been reached.last_img read more

BJP leader shot at in East Burdwan

first_imgKolkata: A BJP leader from Bhatar in East Burdwan was attacked by some unidentified miscreants.The incident occurred on late Saturday night when the victim, Krishnakali Samanta, was sitting on the courtyard of his house. He sustained bullet injuries in his right leg when the miscreants opened fire at him. As he raised an alarm the accused fled from the spot. The family members of the victim rushed him to Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, following the incident, which has triggered tension among the local residents. The district BJP leaders alleged that Trinamool Congress leaders in the area might have been involved behind the attack. The family members of the victim also alleged that Trinamool-backed goons had attacked the victim, as he has been instrumental in strengthening the party organisation in the Bhatar area. District Trinamool leaders however have denied the allegation and termed the incident a result of infighting within BJP.last_img read more

Trump meets with Twitter CEO amid bias complaints

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he had a “great meeting” Tuesday with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey after bashing the company profusely earlier in the day.Trump and some Republicans in Congress have complained that social media giants are biased against Republicans, something the companies have rejected as untrue.Trump gave his readout of the meeting on Twitter, writing: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!”While some tech company executives may lean liberal, they have long asserted that their products are without political bias.Trump had tweeted earlier Tuesday that Twitter didn’t treat him well and that he would have more followers “if Twitter wasn’t playing their political games.”Kevin Freking, The Associated Press read more

Accenture will add 800 new technology jobs in Canada within two years

TORONTO — Accenture will add 800 new technology jobs in Canada by the end of 2020.The consulting firm says the jobs will be focused on the digital economy and will include designers, data scientists, engineers and analytics-based workers.The positions will predominantly be located in major cities across the country and will join the 5,000 Accenture employees already working in Canada.Accenture is also investing in expanding its apprenticeship program to increase digital-based job opportunities for under-represented communities.The company announced its forthcoming efforts as it unveiled a new innovation hub in Toronto’s financial district that aims to use technology including artificial intelligence and blockchain to solve clients’ challenges.The new Toronto location that employs 300 workers joins a network of 10 hubs that Accenture operates across North America. read more

Crew snap threegame losing streak electrify in shutout

Columbus Crew forward Federico Higuain (33) scores on a penalty kick against New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles in the second half at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, August 10, 2013. The Crew won, 2-0.Federico Higuain scored two goals to propel the Columbus Crew to a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Saturday night in their first home game since PrecourtSports Ventures purchased the team on July 30.The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Crew. It was the third time this season they have triumphed over a first place team, and the other two wins have also come at home. The Red Bulls fell to second in the Eastern Conference standings with the defeat.“It’s tough to play against a team like this. With a good performance and a little bit of luck, you can win the games,” said Crew coach Robert Warzycha during a press conference after the match.Higuain’s first goal Saturday came on a penalty kick opportunity after Red Bulls goalkeeper Luis Robles was flagged for contact in midair while defending a Crew free kick.The goal was the Higuain’s fifth from the penalty spot this season and seventh overall.Robles guessed and dove to his right and Higuain easily scored kicking to the opposite corner.If the Red Bulls had any beef with the officiating that set up the first goal, they could have found no fluke or flaw inHiguain’s second goal, notched in the 76th minute.The Argentine team captain caught Robles venturing dangerously far out of his goal, and he chipped the ball from 20 yards away into the upper left corner of the goal with a skillful crossing shot.Rookie center defending midfielder Wil Trapp was credited with the assist, his first as a pro.“If you score goals like the second one that Pipa (Higuain’s team nickname) scored, I mean, that’s why we come into the stadium. That’s why we’re coaching, that’s why we’re playing. We’re looking for goals like that,” said Warzycha.Ohio State alum Matt Lampson served capably in goal for the Crew in place of the injured Andy Gruenebaum, making key saves throughout the game.The Red Bulls have had success late in games, with 12 goals after the 75th minute of play this season. Lampson’s late save of a Jonathan Steele shot helped the home team avoid having to claw their way back from a deficit.“I didn’t see it until really late, and credit to him because that was a hell of a shot. I just got my body in the way and swung a flipper at it, and luckily, it went off the crossbar,” said Lampson in a postgame interview.On the whole, however, The Red Bulls weren’t as aggressive as the Crew throughout the match. From early on, the away team failed to engage the Crew’s core of backs during defensive possessions, preferring instead to sit back and wait for the ball to come to their side of the field.Along with Viana and center back Josh Williams, Trapp and fellow University of Akron product Chad Barson anchored the defense and controlled the tempo of the game with methodical passing and turnover-free ball handling.Trapp spoke after the game about what the Crew did wrong two weeks ago—when they lost to Toronto FC on the road—that they were able to do right Saturday night. The Canadian squad visits Columbus next Saturday in the tiebreakingthird matchup of the rival teams this season.“Tonight, from front to back, it was a complete performance. We closed out the game. That’s something we didn’t do in the Toronto game. In the second half, we didn’t attack anymore. We sat back and let them attack and attack. When you keep absorbing those waves of pressure, it’s going to be tough to keep out a goal. Tonight, we did a good job of having the mindset that once we get one, we’ve got to get two. That was definitely key, and I think if we transition that to Toronto, we’re going to have a good shot at winning the game,” said Trapp.Crew Stadium observed a pregame moment of silence in commemoration of former Crew player Kirk Urso, who passed away on Aug. 5, 2012, from a congenital heart defect at age 22.Owner Anthony Precourt participated in the pregame coin toss.As for the Crew securing a win at home in front of new ownership, Lampson said, “Every single player on the field today came and they brought it. And Mr. Precourt can be very pleased with what we have, and I think it’s a sign of the things we’re capable of. He can have lofty goals because that’s what we can do as a team.” read more

Diablo III expected April 17

first_imgBlizzard is expected to officially confirm the release date of Diablo III in the very near future, and all the evidence now points to an April 17 release for the highly anticipated third game in the series.Although not confirmed officially, apparently several major retailers across Italy have been told by Activision to ensure they have shelf space ready for April 17. That was closely followed by Amazon’s Italy website listing the game with an April 17 release date, but then it got removed soon after. A phone call from Activision perhaps?A few days ago Blizzard game director Jay Wilson confirmed to a fan on Twitter that the Diablo III launch announcement was imminent, scoring it a 9 on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 meaning “imminent.” If retailers are being informed of the April 17 date, then we should surely have official confirmation of the release from Blizzard within the next couple of days. With the Game Developer Conference currently underway in San Francisco, it seems fitting that such an announcement be made before it ends on the 9th. In fact, announcing it on the 9th as GDC ends could work well.Diablo III has been delayed a couple of times now and was originally meant to ship in 2011. Then the game got pushed back to early 2012, and it was later suggested the title may not appear until June. An earlier April release would certainly be welcomed by fans, obviously. A word of warning to anyone rushing out to buy the game, though. According to Blizzard’s community manager it might not be awesome.More at mmorpgitalia (translated) via Joystiqlast_img read more

Google Fiber TOS says no servers just like every other TOS

first_imgWhat was once believed to be a miracle in the form of crazy fast internet from Google is now starting to look like a different kind of prison for advanced users.Net neutrality is a concept that gets thrown around quite a bit to describe the freedoms that we deserve as internet users. The base of the concept is really simple: we’d like the service providers to simply not care what we’re doing with our connections to the net, as long as we’re not harming the network. Don’t throttle or block our connection to sites and services that you as the provider don’t approve of, and don’t try to tell consumers what hardware or software they can use in their own homes. Google has been a huge proponent of net neutrality in the past, so when their terms of service (TOS) for their own ISP service included language that suggested servers wouldn’t be welcome in the Fiberhood it ruffled a few feathers.In the term so service for a Google Fiber connection is an agreement that states users will “not host any type of server” without express written permission from Google. The definition of a server is the first thing that comes to mind as soon as you read this. While it is possible Google is only referring to the guy who has a rack in his living room that holds a blade cluster supporting a massive piracy ring, servers come in all shapes and sizes today. You can take a $35 Raspberry Pi and make it a server for your own personal RSS service, you can host a server on your PC for a friendly game of Castle Crashers with three of your friends from around the world, and some people even use servers to access their home security systems when they aren’t at home. There’s so much in the world today that falls under that category that it seems a little odd Google wouldn’t be more specific in their TOS.Wired recently reported on a response Google gave to the FCC when they were questioned about this sweeping generalization in their agreements, and rather than clarifying their position on servers the company defended their stance entirely. Google feels that this language is completely reasonable, and falls in line with the same policies of many major providers in the industry. When this was questioned further in Google Fiber forums, several employees further blurred the line by assuring users that this didn’t apply to things like Minecraft servers, and as long as your server was legal and non-commercial you wouldn’t have any problems. It would appear that the decision to act on your violation of the Google Fiber TOS is entirely based on whatever the employee responsible for making the final decision thinks is alright to have connected to their fiber lines from your house.It stands to reason that Google would implement steps to assure that their fiber networks aren’t being abused. That imaginary guy with the blade cluster in his living room could cripple a local fiber node, or consume 77TB of data in a month just because they can. Google has to hold themselves to the same standards as the rest of the industry in order to protect themselves from users with malicious intent. This language is part of every ISP’s terms to make it easy for the company to take action against child pornographers or running the world’s largest TOR server. It’s also there in the event that someone runs their own Email server and gets taken over by a spambot without their knowledge, and is largely the reason most ISP’s offer a business class connection to advanced users.Most users won’t be affected by this anti-server statement, but the hope was that Google would be bringing a fresh take on running an ISP to the US instead of doing what everyone else is doing.last_img read more

Ireland to decriminalise small amounts of drugs

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Ireland will move towards decriminalising substances including heroin, cocaine and cannabis as part of a “radical cultural shift”, the country’s drugs minister has said.Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, the chief of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy, told a lecture at the London School of Economics on Monday that drug users will be able to inject in specially designated rooms in Dublin from next year.The minister said attitudes to drugs needed to move away from shaming addicts to helping them and emphasised there was a difference between legalisation and decriminalisation.It would remain a crime to profit – from either the sale or distribution of illegal drugs – but drug takers would no longer be criminalised for their addictions.“I am firmly of the view that there needs to be a cultural shift in how we regard substance misuse if we are to break this cycle and make a serious attempt to tackle drug and alcohol addiction,” said Mr Ó Ríordáin.However, while Mr O Ríordáin told The Irish Times that there was a “strong consensus that drugs across the board should be decriminalised,” he said it would be for Ireland’s next government to discuss.His comments follow a leaked report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, appearing to call for a worldwide decriminalisation on 19 October.The report was reportedly withdrawn after at least one nation put pressure on the international body to bury the findings of Dr Monica Beg, chief of the HIV/AIDs section of the UNODC in Vienna. Discussing plans to open ‘injection rooms’ Mr Ó Ríordáin said they would be “clinically controlled environments” that would aim to prevent already vulnerable individuals from exposing themselves to further risks.He added: “Research has shown that the use of supervised injecting centres is associated with self-reported reductions in injecting risk behaviours.”Following the opening of the Dublin clinic, the minster added he hoped similar rooms in Cork, Glaway and Limerick would also open.Source: Independent, Irish Timeslast_img read more

Man 27 arrested in Washougal homicide investigation

first_imgA 27-year-old man came into the Washougal Police Department early Monday morning and was arrested for suspicion of murder several hours later.It’s unclear whether Benjamin Wayne Walker was turning himself in when he stopped by the station at 5:45 a.m. and made contact with an officer, but Washougal Cmdr. Allen Cook said it was “something along those lines.”Walker provided officers with information, which prompted them to do a welfare check at a house in the 3300 block of H Street, Cook said.“Based on what he told them, other officers went there and confirmed there was a deceased person,” Cook said.Other residents were inside the home and were not aware of the incident until officers arrived, according to Washougal police.The death of a 78-year-old woman was determined to be suspicious, prompting a homicide investigation, Cook said.Detectives interviewed Walker and by 1 p.m. Monday, officers arrested him on suspicion of first-degree murder.“In light of how tragic the incident is, it’s been a swift investigation,” Cook said.Cook said police would not release the identity of the woman until the Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office positively identified her. The agency, which is also tasked with determining the cause and manner of the woman’s death, had not yet done so by Monday.Cook would not comment on the relationship between Walker and the woman, but said that Walker was staying at the residence.“It’s not a stranger-type crime, they were well known to each other,” Cook said.Detectives with the Clark County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit are assisting Washougal police in the investigation.last_img read more

Swimming advisory issued for Pompano Beach

first_imgPOMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A water warning has been issued for Pompano Beach, Friday.Swimmers have been advised not to go into the water near the pier.Officials said water samples did not meet state requirements and could make people sick.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

At CES 2019 LG on juggling AI smarts and protecting our personal

first_img Share your voice 3:01 Smart Home Security Preview • Mycroft wants to be your smart-home’s brain Now playing: Watch this: All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 CES 2019 Mycroft Smart Home AI Platform What the heck is LG’s ThinQ AI? LG executive David Vanderwaal shows off a homebrew machine and talks AI. Angela Lang/CNET For the past two years, LG has talked up the prospects of artificial intelligence. At CES 2019, the company pushed its ThinQ AI platform forward by allowing it to give you personalized recommendations based on your usage pattern. But that means collecting your data at a time when consumers are waking up to the fact that tech companies have been exploiting our personal information — sometimes with disastrous results. David Vanderwaal, senior vice president of marketing for LG Electronics’ US arm, as well as the main presenter at today’s CES 2019 press conference, helped break down how the company’s AI platform works, the issue of data privacy and why consumers should care. The following is an edited transcript of our interview. Tags 0 Q: What the heck LG ThinQ?Vanderwaal: LG ThinQ is our artificial intelligence platform that allows not just individual devices to react to commands, but also takes user data, lifestyle data, and pulls them together to make consumers’ lives easier and more enjoyable. So how does this work?LG’s vision for AI takes what we call lifestyle data, and that’s going to allow us to look at things like how our products are used in the home. For example, what television shows you watch, how often you do laundry, what type of clothes do you wash, how often do you clean your home. All those are combined with both internal and outside environmental factors to learn what users’ specific circumstances really are, and from there, offer proactive suggestions based on that user’s lifestyle.Does that mean you’re collecting our data?With LG, data privacy is extremely important to us, so the way that we’re protecting it is in a hybrid manner. So, their individual usage of that device is stored on the device only. But the aggregated data of how users use the device altogether is stored on a cloud. So always privacy is protected for the individual consumer. How else is LG protecting our information?Consumer data and the privacy to it is extremely important to LG. Everything is opt in. 85 Photos Post a comment Why should consumers care about AI?The challenge with all of us who are trying to explain artificial intelligence to consumers is what are the benefits? We’ll use a lot of use cases to actually show consumers what kind of lifestyle benefits they’ll see when they use artificial intelligence. Like what?A great example of ThinQ platform is understanding that a consumer washes clothes every Saturday. By knowing every Saturday, the AI platform, called LG ThinQ, is gradually accumulating what the behavior is and offering suggestions for how to get better washing.Is this all just a gimmick?With LG, we’re trying to make artificial intelligence relevant. Because right now, there’s a lot of artificial intelligence that consumers are using and not even knowing it. So we’re trying to make it simple to understand and show the benefits of why artificial intelligence will help products. And to communicate the idea of products communicating with one another. CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Artificial intelligence (AI) LGlast_img read more

Progressive Recognised Teachers UnionTS conducts membership

first_imgRegode: The Telangana unit of the Progressive Recognised Teachers Union (PRTU), on Thursday, has given membership to the teachers who were recruited recently in Regode Mandal of Medak district. District PRTU-TS secretary Sabbani Srinivas, state associate president P Srinivas Reddy, CH Anji Babu, Srinivas, Steven, K Sanghameswara, Khaja, Nagaraju, Kashiram and others were present on the occasion.last_img