4 dead in multiple homicide at North Dakota business

first_imgMandan (US): Four people were found dead Monday in what police called a “multiple homicide” at a North Dakota property-management business. The bodies of three men and a woman were discovered inside RJR Maintenance and Management in Mandan, a city of about 22,000 just across the Missouri River west of Bismarck, Police Chief Jason Ziegler said. The victims weren’t immediately identified and police didn’t say how they died. “It’s quite a large crime scene, so it’s not something that’s going to be easy for us to get in and do quickly,” Ziegler said of the pace of the investigation. Officers were combing through the building, which includes an office area in the front and a large warehouse area in the back, and planned to be there “as long as it takes us to get everything that we need,” the chief said. Ziegler said someone other than the four people who were found dead is responsible for the killings. However, police have not yet identified a suspect and have no motive. “The crime scene is contained to where it’s at, and there is no evidence based upon what we see that the public at large is in any danger from what happened there,” Ziegler said. “It looks like an isolated incident.” He said he was not aware of officers responding to any other recent incidents at the business that might have been connected to the killings. The building has many surveillance cameras, Ziegler said. He asked other businesses in the area that might have video footage they consider relevant to come forward. Police announced in a brief statement Monday morning that they had found “several” bodies while responding to a “medical call” to RJR.last_img read more

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Commonwelath backs Sri Lanka

“To walk away and not to stay the course would be to the Commonwealth’s lasting discredit,” he added.His comments came in the wake of calls for the Commonwealth to reconsider holding the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka this November owing to human rights concerns raised against the government. (Colombo Gazette) He said the question for the international community is whether to criticise lack of progress from afar in implementing that report or to offer and to make a practical difference. Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma says the Commonwealth will continue to offer Sri Lanka assistance to impliment the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) report.In a comment to the London Financial Times, Sharma said the Sri Lankan government still has much to do to implement its post-conflict Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission report. Sharma says the Commonwealth has opted for the latter, and the Sri Lankan government even now is identifying the areas where the Commonwealth will help. “We are active in Sri Lanka in advancing Commonwealth values, including human rights, the media, judiciary, and building mutual respect and understanding in communities,” he added.Sharma says the Commonwealth soft power and behind the scenes contributions can often be at risk of negative judgment in the short term, but the success is invariably measured positively in the longer term in the form of real progress. read more

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Six cases of polio in Angola bring on new immunization campaigns UN

To contain the new outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO), together with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), European and North American donors and other partners, is carrying out a series of immunization campaigns using a combination of monovalent oral polio vaccine (mOPV) in the immediate area of the cases and trivalent oral polio vaccine in the rest of the country. WHO spearheaded an earlier campaign late last month. Genetic sequencing of the type-1 wild poliovirus in the first case, confirmed in late June, showed that it originated in India and other scientific evidence suggested a recent importation, but the affected family had never travelled out of the country. Because the two recent most cases were found near Angola’s borders with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Zambia, WHO has been discussing with the Congolese authorities the possibility of immunizing people in the DRC-Angolan border region. The wave of vaccinations is part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which hopes to relegate the disease to the history books by the end of the year. The poliovirus is now endemic in only six countries – Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Niger, Afghanistan and Egypt – down from over 125 when the Initiative was launched in 1988. Twelve previously polio-free countries had fresh infections after immunizations were suspended in northern Nigeria last year because of local concerns about the health effects of the vaccine initially used. The authorities in the area later switched to a polio vaccine made in a Muslim country. One of the re-infected countries is Botswana, which lies only 60 kilometres from Angola’s southern border. read more

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No 18 Michigan State edges No 11 Ohio State 5956

A hot topic of conversation surrounding the Ohio State men’s basketball team this season is the Buckeyes’ lack of a second scorer. Many have questioned whether OSU can win tough conference games without an established sidekick to junior forward Deshaun Thomas. On Saturday the answer was no, as OSU fell on the road to Michigan State, 59-56. Thomas scored 28 points, the most he’s scored in a Big Ten game this season, but it wasn’t enough to propel OSU against the Spartans. Thomas received little help on offense from his teammates, as no other Buckeye scored more than six points. Five Spartans scored eight or more points. With the loss the No. 11 Buckeyes fall to 13-4 on the season and to 3-2 in conference play. No. 18 MSU improves to 16-3, 5-1 in the conference. With the win, the Spartans remain undefeated at the Breslin Center.  OSU opened play in sluggish fashion, failing to score for about five minutes and falling behind, 10-0. The early stages seemed similar to the Buckeyes’ Jan. 5 loss to Illinois, in which they fell behind early and were eventually blown out. But against the Spartans, OSU fought back, tying the game at 13 midway through the first half. From there, the game would swing back and forth, as both teams attempted to seize momentum. MSU went on several runs, but just when the game seemed out of reach, Thomas would respond with a crucial basket. The junior forward connected on 10 of 20 shots, and made 6 of 11 3-pointers. OSU had several chances to possibly win or tie the game but came up short down the stretch. With about 20 seconds left OSU trailed 55-53 but couldn’t take the lead as junior guard Aaron Craft missed a wide-open 3-pointer from the corner. Craft’s miss led to an easy transition score for the Spartans, and then OSU answered with a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one. After MSU knocked down a pair of free throws to extend the lead back to three, the Buckeyes had one last shot to send the game to overtime. But with two seconds left on the clock, OSU’s Shannon Scott hoisted an off-balance 3-pointer, perhaps anticipating an intentional foul, and the shot never stood a chance. The sophomore guard was visibly upset after missing the likely ill-advised shot, and buried his head in his jersey as the game came to a close. The Buckeyes return home for their next game against Iowa Tuesday. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. read more

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Police Scotland whistle blower officers not to pursue drug dealers if it

first_imgShameful reality of #police cutsDo not investigate DRUG DEALERS lest it incur overtime pic.twitter.com/Jc3qfI8Rmt— Calum Steele (@CalumSteeleSPF) August 17, 2016 1st duty of government is to keep its citizens safe (but not from drug dealers it would appear) #Police Cuts pic.twitter.com/3WjS5aB52K— Calum Steele (@CalumSteeleSPF) August 17, 2016 The Scottish Government has been accused of failing communities after a whistle blower claimed police officers were being told not to investigate drug dealers if it meant working overtime.  The shocking allegation emerged on the day that new figures revealed a record number of drug deaths in Scotland, with the total jumping 15 per cent in a year.  Official statistics show that 706 people died from drug abuse last year – 93 more than 2014, and more than twice the number recorded in 2005.  Calum Steele, general secretary of the Scottish Police Federation (SPF), representing rank and file officers, revealed the overtime accusation on Twitter.  The anonymous whistle blower said cutbacks had resulted in an instruction not to be proactive and investigate drug dealers.   Police Scotland is currently facing a £21 million shortfall in running costs this year and opposition parties have accused ministers of squeezing its budget “until the pips squeak”. Mr Steele said the SNP must now “put its hand in its pocket” to protect the public, adding: “The service is not over-budget, it’s under-funded.”  He added that the email he received from the veteran officer illustrated the “shameful reality of police cuts”.   “On the day that figures show that drug deaths are rising we have a police service which, as a consequence of lack of finance, is unable to pursue those that are peddling the misery of drugs. That is a pretty horrific state of affairs,” he added.  “The Scottish Government is correct to say it is facing cuts from the Westminster government, there is no doubt about that.  “But that doesn’t alter the fact that the first duty of government, the Scottish Government or indeed the Westminster government, is to ensure the safety of its citizens.  “The only way in which it can do that effectively is by having a properly funded, properly resourced police service.”  Liam McArthur, Liberal Democrat justice spokesman, said the claims were “hugely concerning”, adding: “We need our police officers to be helping take drug dealers off our streets, not heading home early because we cannot afford overtime.  “SNP ministers are letting officers down and failing communities across Scotland.”  He also called on ministers to adopt a radical approach to drug misuse and reverse its “20 per cent cut to support services”.  Claire Baker, for Scottish Labour, said the SNP could not continue to deny its “failure to fund our police properly”.  However, a spokesman for Police Scotland denied there was any overtime ban, and insisted officers continued to focus on local priorities, including “tackling drug dealers”.  The drug statistics from the National Records of Scotland show that men accounted for over two-thirds of the deaths last year, with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde recording the highest number, with 221.  Ministers pointed to figures showing deaths were particularly affecting an ageing group of users, with the over-35s accounting for 73 per cent of deaths.  A spokesman for the government said it would do everything it could to tackle illegal drugs, by “applying the full force of the law to hitting dealers who peddle misery that blights the lives of so many, while supporting those living with an addiction”.  She added that ministers were committed to protecting the police budget and would deliver an additional £100 million over the next five years. She also said it was for the Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland to determine the best use of its budget.   It said: “You may already be aware that officers in [CENSORED] are on an overtime ban. This is unworkable and when a custody case or investigation demands overtime officers are staying on to complete the job out of personal and professional pride for NO PAY!!  “I am not a miserable old dinosaur, I have [CENSORED] service and I love my job. Whistle blowing on anything like this is career suicide with the [CENSORED] and I don’t want to ruin my career.  “So I’d rather my identity not be published anywhere. I work in [CENSORED] and we are being told not to be proactive and investigate drug dealers because hay [sic] could cause overtime but rather just do the work we are given.”  It was also claimed recently that officers had been forced to buy their own bin bags, and had been sent to charity shops to buy sun blinds for a child being escorted in a police car.  Mr Steele said that while the new claim was “sensational” it was far from the worst example of cuts he had received. 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. Calum Steele Calum Steele called on SNP to increase fundinglast_img read more

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London Marathon rule change to attract more women causes fury as men

They say this will make it harder for them to hit the new cut-off times needed to be… But the changes have led to complaints by runners that they have been unfairly introduced part-way through their preparation period for next year’s marathon. Hoping to increase the number of women taking part in the elite amateur Good for Age section of the race – which starts ahead of the mass of runners – the organisers have cut the qualifying time men need to achieve to be able to enter, while the times for women have stayed the same. London Marathon 2018, live race updates It was a move designed to introduce gender equality to one of the most sought-after running categories of the London Marathon. read more

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Kosta Nikas creates first networking app for filmmakers

first_imgThese days there’s an app for just about everything, and that now includes the international filmmaking industry. With the help of app creator Peter Lord, award-winning filmmaker Kosta Nikas has created The Green Room; a smartphone networking app which is expected to be a game changer in the filmmaking and creative space and for those involved in the production of audiovisual content across all industries. “I’ve been in filmmaking for the last 10 years and I’ve done a feature film (his debut feature film Sacred Heart premiered at the 2016 Shanghai International Film Festival) and several shorts, the odd festival award and whatnot, and the problem is always getting a project off the ground,” Nikas told Neos Kosmos.“The first thing is getting someone to look at your script, then once someone picks up your script, or whether you want to produce it yourself, the next challenge is crewing. The only methods of crewing something or networking to find people are social media, word of mouth, and just ringing around – and that’s not very efficient.”While Facebook can be a help, it doesn’t provide the convenience of outlining people’s availabilities, which the filmmaker says is the key to success when in pre-production and organising projects.“You don’t know people’s availability and you don’t have a pool of people on a network that can instantly notify or be notified about your projects. So that’s always been the challenge,” he explains, and that is where The Green Room is fast finding answers.Although still early days – the app was released by Apple a month ago and Google last week – the co-founder is already feeling positive having gained users in 50 countries, including the US.Useful for all involved in the filmmaking process, the app is relevant for actors and writers, producers and film crew, along with all those who ensure everything runs smoothly on-set including theatre professionals, caterers, medical practitioners, and carpenters. Users can create a profile regardless of the type of project, format and genre and its production status, helping creators to search for the right crew matching their criteria.”So it’s basically a creative community. Our mission is to ensure that in this networking space our Greek filmmaking colleagues and cast, crew and creatives in every country are equipped with all the necessary tools that will help them create and crew projects, build their network, find jobs and advance their careers, no matter where they live or travel to,” Nikas said.The film industry is already embracing The Green Room, described as a win-win situation for all involved.“It’s a great networking tool for our indie filmmakers. The more resources and support we provide them, the more we stimulate growth and employment in our sector,” said Adam Scott of Spectrum Films Fox Studios Australia.Meanwhile, Nikas revealed that he is also in the process of setting up a filmmaker fund of $100,000 expected to be launched as part of the app in the coming months.“We’re talking to media companies that might act as partners in the States, in Australia, in Europe so that we, the Green Room, will be funding projects submitted to us by members. So people that might need a thousand bucks, two thousand, for everything from smaller amounts to bigger,” he said.“The fact that the app’s been downloaded in 50 countries is indicative that it’s fulfilling a need and a gap in the market in terms of more efficient ways of networking with our peers and finding projects to work on.”Download The Green Room app free from Google Play and iTunes. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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10K reward available for arrest of man accused of attempted murder

first_imgDORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Authorities have raised the reward to $10,000 for a man accused of trying to kill two people in Doral.Officials are searching for Jonathan David Cifuentes. According to a warrant for his arrest, Cifuentes was seen carrying a bat outside of a club near Northeast 79th Avenue and 52nd Street in Doral back in April 2015.When he was asked to leave, Cifuentes reportedly grabbed a gun from his vehicle and shot one person in the groin and the other in the ankle.If you have any information on Cifuentes’ whereabouts, call the FBI at 754-703-2000. You may be eligible for the $10,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Apples iPad A Question for the Magazine Industry Not an Answer

first_imgIn the weeks leading up to Apple’s launch of its tablet device Wednesday, a strange fairy tale started to gain currency. It cast the publishing business as a hapless Sleeping Beauty—and Apple CEO Steve Jobs as a Prince Charming who’d kiss the industry out of its slumber with a combination of hardware, software, and services that would instantly restore consumers’ willingness to pay for quality content. As I sat in the audience at the event, I slowly figured out that it wouldn’t provide a ready-made happy ending for magazine publishers. Apple did reveal that the gizmo includes an e-book reader, iBooks—but as the name suggests, that software is meant for books, not periodicals. It also let the New York Times show off a handsome app for reading that paper. But the only magazine that came up during the event was Time—and that was when Jobs showed how good its Web site looked in the iPad’s Safari browser. It mostly served as a reminder that it’s not entirely clear why many consumers would choose to pay for digital magazines when the same content is available on the Web for free. Despite everything, the great unveiling left me feeling optimistic about the the iPad’s impact on magazine publishing, as did the hands-on experience I got with a unit after the presentation. The PC has never been a very satisfactory device for reading magazine-style content—even the landscape orientation of desktop and laptop displays is all wrong. And for all the things that are right about the Kindle and its competitors, their sluggish monochrome E-Ink screens are a massive compromise that leaves vibrant print (and online) content feeling lifeless. The iPad, by contrast, is the first device that packs all the visual punch and interactivity of the Web into a form factor designed with reading in mind. The 9.7-inch color screen may suck far more power than the Kindle’s E-Ink, but it does crisp photos and smooth video and elegant typography, making it an upgrade over print’s visuals rather than the Kindle’s downgrade. And Apple took everything it learned about touch interfaces, added some potent hardware components, and came up with a breathtakingly fluid, intuitive user interface. (Trust me on this one: You need to touch an iPad before you render a verdict on it.) But Did Apple Have Magazines in Mind?What Apple didn’t do this week is to solve most of the magazine business’s problems for it. The iPad doesn’t come with e-reader software designed with magazines in mind, so it’s neutral on the subject of what a print periodical should look like in iPad form. Apple also said nothing about selling periodicals through its iTunes Store, a move which would have helped kickstart new paid-content initiatives.In time, it wouldn’t be the least bit surprising if the iPad added magazine-ready software and services. For now, though, the gadget is a fascinating container for the ideas of any magazine publisher that chooses to support the platform. “Here’s an amazing piece of hardware,” Jobs seemed to be saying, by not saying anything about magazines. “You figure out how to make magazines make sense on it.” What’s In It for the Publisher?My guess is that the publishers who take up the challenge won’t realize any immediate financial windfall. But they’ll get something better out of the deal: A chance to reimagine their content and their business on a device that offers infinitely intriguing possibilities for both. That’s no fairytale. But wouldn’t it be more magical if our industry wound up solving its own problems rather than complying with Steve Jobs’ vision of its future?last_img read more

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Kerala University students protest as their mate stabbed in

first_imgTrivandrum: A student was stabbed on Friday morning on the Kerala University campus here following which there were clashes and protests by students. Police have arrested 16 students who were forcibly trying to enter the campus. Akhil, a third year BA student, was attacked and stabbed inside the campus in a clash that broke out allegedly between the members of Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and other students. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us An injured Akhil was rushed to the Trivandrum Medical College Hospital here. Soon after the incident, angry students protested and raised slogans. The protest was led by members of KSU, MSF, and ABVP. Meanwhile, opposition leader Ramesh Chennnithala in a statement lashed out at the SFI, the student union wing of the CPM. In a post on Facebook, he said: “The terrorist face of the student organisation SFI has once again emerged. The SFI, which in its fascist style of functioning, does not allow other student organisations to act, has now resorted to attacks on even those from its own organization.”last_img read more

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MG Motor India launches SUV Hector Check out features specs and prices

first_imgReuters IndiaMG Motor India launched its much-awaited SUV Hector at an ex-showroom price of Rs 12.18 lakh on Thursday. The fully loaded car from Morris Garages was launched at a much lower price range than expected. The British motor company is giving an introductory manufacturer warranty for five years to attract customers. The Hector is powered by a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that churns out 143 horsepower and a torque of 250 Nm. The top model will also possess a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel powertrain producing a horsepower of 170 PS and a torque of 350 Nm. There isn’t an auto transmission model and will have a regular 6-speed gearbox. The company has released 11 models in various price ranges. The topmost model is the Hector Sharp Diesel MT that has an ex-showroom price of Rs 16.88 lakh. The company provides five colour schemes such as Starry Black, Coloured Glaze Red, Burgundy Red, Aurora Silver and Candy White. Indian Autos BlogThe monster front grille that has surrounding chrome accent, split LED headlamps with LED DRL and LED fog lamps are some standout features. There is a similar customisation of lamps at the rear also. The car also has ORVM, shark fin antenna and has dual tone machine alloys.The SUV boasts of generous space and second-row recliners. The car has a 587-litre boot and has 4-way power adjustable co-driver seat, powered tailgate opening and dual-pane panoramic sunroof. The car also features an iSMART connectivity technology that showcases over 50 features. CarDekhoThe SUV will be competing with Mahindra XUV500, Tata Harrier and Jeep Compass. The model will also compete with high-end variants of Hyundai Creta and Kia Seltos.The booking for the SUV started on June 4, with an initial down payment of 50,000. MG India has about 120 centres and is aiming to increase its presence across the country.last_img read more

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President for all parties effective role in parliament

first_imgPresident Abdul Hamid addresses the first session of the Jatiya Sangsad in the New Year on 7 January 2018. Photo: PIDPresident Abdul Hamid on Sunday urged all the parties, including the ruling and opposition ones, to play effective role together in parliament to fulfil the aspirations of the countrymen.“I urge everyone, including both the treasury and opposition benches, to play a proper and effective role together in parliament, the place to fulfil people’s aspirations,” he said while addressing the first session of the Jatiya Sangsad in the New Year.The president said parliament is the centre of all hopes and aspirations of people. The current government has been relentlessly and sincerely trying to establish Bangladesh as a developed and enlightened country by expediting the overall socioeconomic development.“Alongside the ruling party, the opposition will also have to play a constructive role in strengthening transparency, accountability, tolerance, human rights and the rule of law, and implement successfully the public dreams and aspirations of developing the country,” he said, reports UNB.In his more than one hour-long speech, Abdul Hamid said the 10th parliament was constituted through free and fair general elections held in 2014 upholding the country’s constitution and continuation of parliamentary democracy.“In continuation of the previous grand alliance government, the present government led by prime minister Sheikh Hasina is making relentless efforts to create a progressive, democratic, modern and secular knowledge-based digital Bangladesh free from poverty and hunger,” he said.He said Bangladesh has already achieved the status of a lower middle-income country. Now it is the nation’s earnest desire to see the fulfilment of the Vision-2041 when Bangladesh will be promoted to the rank of a developed country in the world.The president said, “I firmly believe the government will be able to keep the momentum of this development trend to materialise the nation’s hope and aspirations.”Hamid said in spite of facing various global and international adversities the present government has been able to maintain sustainable economic growth.As per provisional estimates, the GDP growth increased to 7.28 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal, while the average per capita national income increased to US$ 1,610, which is US$ 145 higher than that of the previous fiscal, he said.The country’s export volume went up to US$ 34.9 billion, while foreign currency reserve to US$ 33.11 billion in 2016-17 fiscal, he added.Regarding the election commission (EC), the president said the constitutional body is playing an important role in conducting free, fair and peaceful elections in all areas for ensuring the democratic system in the country.He said the current commission took charge on 15 February 2017 and since then conducted polls in Comilla City Corporation and Rangpur City Corporation, parliamentary by-elections to Gaibandha-1 and Sunamganj-2 constituencies, and some other local government elections in a free, fair and peaceful manner.Turning to the country’s development, the president said Bangladesh has already reached a dignified height in the global arena through economic, commercial and social advancement.The president said he firmly believes that Bangladesh will soon emerge as a developed country. There has been significant advancements in the socio-economic sector as a result of implementation of different projects and programmes undertaken in light of the perspective plan and the sixth five-year plan based on the ‘Vision 2021’ and the ‘Charter for Change’, he said.“I’m hopeful that we’ll be able to develop a welfare state-based ideal society by achieving the targeted goals through establishment of good governance and social justice, institutionalisation of democracy and direct involvement of people in every sphere of our society,” the president said.last_img read more

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Its not simply possible to manipulate polls claims Joy

first_imgSajeeb Wazed Joy. File photoThe prime minister’s ICT adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy on Saturday blasted the BNP and Oikya Front, for what he said as begging their foreign masters for help after the opposition candidates were “thoroughly rejected by voters”.”They’re on an international lobbying and PR blitz to try to prove that our elections were rigged. The fact is that it’s mathematically impossible,” said Joy, also son of premier Sheikh Hasina.In a post shared on his verified Facebook page, he said the Awami League’s margin over the BNP is about 49 million votes.Joy claimed that it is simply not possible to manipulate elections by 49 million votes without it being caught on everyone’s mobile camera.”As for their claims of voter intimidation, even if every voter who did not vote for AL voted for the Oikya Front, they would still be more than 22 million votes short.”Still, Joy said, a section of so-called ‘civil society’ continues to join the BNP’s international PR campaign against the elections.Refuting all their complaints, Joy raised a few of his own, saying the final voter turnout figure is 80 per cent and it is not a record in Bangladesh.”That distinction is held by the 2008 elections under the 2007-2008 “caretaker” regime when turnout was 87 per cent. The AL won that election in a landslide with 48 per cent of the vote by itself. In 2001, the voter turnout was around 75.6 per cent and in 1996 it was 75 per cent. Turnout was just slightly higher because this is the first fully participatory elections in a decade,” he added.The second propaganda, Joy said, is that the ruling party received 90 per cent of the vote. “This is a complete falsehood. The AL by itself received around 72 per cent.”The grand alliance allies received just under 5 per cent and even the 72 per cent is not a record for the AL. Joy said in the 1973 election after Independence the AL received 73.2 per cent of the vote. “Just as the reason then was the AL led the country to Independence, our vote increase this time has two very good reasons.”Joy said, the AL government has improved the lives of citizens more than any other government in Bangladesh’s history.”We have become a middle-income country, per capita income has trebled, poverty has been halved, almost everyone has access to education, basic healthcare, electricity, and the list is endless. If there was a way to improve the lives of the Bangladeshi people, our government has done it or the progress is visible,” he added.Joy said “civil society” keeps harping about how the Bangladeshi voters are anti-incumbent, but that is just an indication of how out of touch they are with the common man.”If you’re an ordinary citizen, even if you’re a wealthy businessman, your life and business are doing so much better now since the AL has turned Bangladesh into the fastest growing economy in the world. Why would you vote against the government that has transformed your life and business?”The second reason, he said, is that their election campaign did not start last year. “It started right after the 2014 elections. We have not wasted any opportunity to inform the Bangladeshi people that we, the Awami League, are solely responsible for the positive changes in their lives.”Joy said, “While our opposition and “civil society” were busy complaining about problems, we were telling people how we were providing solutions.”Joy said the BNP’s chairperson has been convicted and is in jail while their acting chairperson is a fugitive who is not even in Bangladesh. “Their organisation is in complete disarray. But those are not the most significant factors. There is one factor our “civil society” doesn’t want to acknowledge as it makes the BNP look really, really bad!”Joy said, “I’ve observed its effect through annual opinion polls. Once the BNP started burning civilians alive during their 2013-15 arson attack campaign, their popularity fell off a cliff. Prior to the arson attacks the BNP was usually around 10% behind the AL in opinion polls. After the arson attacks they fell 30% behind and kept falling.”Describing opposition’s “self-defeating election campaign”, Joy said the first thing they did was to bring out Tarique Rahman to pick election nominees.”All this managed to do is remind people of Hawa Bhaban and his corruption and violence. To add fuel to the fire, he picked known and wanted criminals and war criminals as candidates! Do you think their popularity would increase or decrease after this?”Next, he said, the message they kept sending out to their supporters until the last minute was that they would boycott the elections.”If you think your party is going to boycott, are you going to go out to vote? This is what caused the drop in their voter turnout and hence, their low percentage of the vote,” he said.Finally, Joy said, the only message the BNP and Oikya Front had for the people of Bangladesh is that the AL is bad. “Given that the people could see the visible improvements in their lives over the past decade of the AL government this was an extremely tough sell.”Oikyo Front’s leader Kamal Hossain did not even run in this election, Joy said adding, “Why is that?”He added, “It is because he knew he had absolutely no chance of winning a seat for himself. Of course, they surprised us. For the very first time in their existence as a political non-entity, his Gano Forum has actually won not one, but two seats! If there was any rigging in these elections, how could an opposition party that has never won a single seat win two?”Joy said the truth is far simpler – “If you’re a citizen and especially a youth who sees a dynamic leader such as Sheikh Hasina developing and transforming the country, it won’t matter how much mud the opposition slings. At the end of the day you are going to vote for the party that is improving your life and the country.”last_img read more

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Flying microrobot takes steps toward full autonomy w video

first_img The team of researchers, Dr. Néstor Pérez-Arancibia, Kevin Ma, Dr. Kevin Galloway, Jack Greenberg, and Prof. Robert Wood from the Harvard Microrobotics Lab at Harvard University, has published their study on the first controlled vertical flight of a biologically inspired microrobot in a recent issue of Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. The methods they used could provide a key step toward developing completely autonomous flying microrobots.“Basically, a fully autonomous flying microrobot would do similar things to what natural bees and flies can do: take off, land, and navigate through difficult environments,” Pérez-Arancibia told PhysOrg.com. “In the long term, I can also envision microrobots that can adapt to their environments, coordinate with other robots to accomplish difficult tasks, and interact with natural insects (this would be very cool, I think).”As the researchers explained in their study, designing a microrobot with total autonomy is a complex problem for which aerodynamics, sensing, actuators, and other factors must be considered simultaneously. To tackle the problem, the researchers focused on just one degree of freedom: altitude. Citation: Flying microrobot takes steps toward full autonomy (w/ video) (2011, September 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-microrobot-full-autonomy-video.html “The term ‘closed-loop’ implies that feedback is used to generate the input to the robotic system,” Pérez-Arancibia explained. “In this particular case, the robotʼs altitude is measured using an external laser position sensor and then this information is used by the controller (a set of rules) to generate the control signal, which is the voltage input to the system that makes the wings flap. Note that altitude is the variable that we control (we make it follow the trajectory we desire, using a feedback controller).”Using this controller design process, the researchers demonstrated that the microrobot could perform tasks such as hovering in one place and following a trajectory. Also, when the researchers caused a disturbance by blowing air from a hose at the microrobot, the microrobot was able to withstand the disturbance. In addition, the 56-mg microrobot is capable of generating lift forces of up to 3.6 times its own weight, meaning it could carry a payload including steering components, sensors, and power sources. These characteristics could make the flying microrobots appealing for a variety of applications.“It is reasonable to assume that they will be cheap if manufactured at a large scale,” Pérez-Arancibia said. “Therefore, they will be excellent for going into, exploring, and sending information out from areas inaccessible or too dangerous to humans. I am thinking of buildings on fire, contaminated areas (by dangerous chemicals, radiation, or even pathogens), collapsed structures, etc. They will be excellent to do field biological research. Imagine the use of 1000 or 2000 of these robots for exploring a tree in the middle of the Amazonian forest, for example. Imagine a group of microrobots flying alongside Monarch butterflies on their migration route from Canada to Mexico, etc. Another application often mentioned is artificial pollination.”As Pérez-Arancibia added, the researchers are making swift progress toward the ultimate goal of fully autonomous flying microrobots.“At the Harvard Microrobotics Lab, as a group, we are and will be working on bringing you autonomous flying microrobots ASAP,” he said. “Papers coming soon will present experiments on altitude control using optical flow, on pitch control, on new robotic designs that include steering and control actuators, etc. Stay tuned!” PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen Explore further Play The hovering microrobot can reject disturbances such as compressed air jets from a small hose. The ruler shown in the video is a rough visual reference; precise altitude is measured with the laser displacement sensor. Video credit: Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia, et al. After designing and fabricating a 56-mg flapping-wing microrobot, the researchers attached the microrobot to a double-cantilever beam that could move only in the vertical direction. When the robot flapped its wings, the flapping induced inertial and aerodynamic forces that caused the wings to passively rotate. In turn, the passive rotation created a non-zero angle of attack during the wing stroke, which produced lift. In general, the faster the wings flapped (i.e., the higher the frequency and/or the amplitude of their stroke angle), the greater the lift force.As Pérez-Arancibia explained, to design the controller – the set of rules used to generate input to the system – the researchers used two separate experimental setups. In the first experimental setup, the researchers gathered relevant information about the robot’s dynamics by performing static experiments (i.e., the robot flaps, but it does not move). Two sensors measured the actuator output and the force produced by the flapping wings. With this information, the researchers could determine the controller’s general structure. In order to fine-tune this structure, the researchers then computed additional parameters by performing experiments in which the robot moves up and down, as shown in the video. This controller resulted in the first demonstration of the closed-loop control of an insect-scale robot. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.center_img More information: Néstor O. Pérez-Arancibia, et al. “First controlled vertical flight of a biologically inspired microrobot.” Bioinsp. Biomim. 6 (2011) 036009 (11pp). DOI:10.1088/1748-3182/6/3/036009 Cracking flight’s mysteries: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a microrobot Copyright 2011 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (PhysOrg.com) — With the goal of designing an insect-inspired flying microrobot capable of sustained autonomous flight, researchers have demonstrated for the first time a microrobot that achieves vertical flight using closed-loop control. The researchers predict that the approach they use for controlling flight on this one axis could also be used for controlling flight on all three axes. This screenshot from the video below shows the flying microrobot performing vertical flight with closed-loop control. Image credit: Néstor O. 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first_img News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more Related Content April 28, 2016 — Breast cancer patients undergoing treatment with trastuzumab-containing regimens should be monitored for heart damage regardless of age. This is among the findings of a new study from the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) and the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, University Health Network (UHN). The study was published April 18 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.Trastuzumab-containing regimens (commonly marketed as Herceptin) for breast cancer have significantly improved survival for breast cancer patients. However, this treatment is known to carry a risk of congestive heart failure, which is particularly of concern when used along with anthracyclines (another class of drugs). Accordingly, treatment guidelines generally advise careful monitoring of older patients who are assumed to be at higher risk of heart events. To date there has not been strong clinical evidence for whether or not younger patients should be equally monitored for heart damage.“Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Canadian women and treatments for early-stage breast cancer have proven highly effective,” said the study’s lead author Dinesh Thavendiranathan, M.D., who is a cardiologist at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the director of the Ted Rogers Program in Cardiotoxicity Prevention, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research. “Unfortunately, some of the drugs used for the treatment of breast cancer are associated with injury to the heart and heart dysfunction. If you look at the clinical trials which were used to approve these drugs, the risk of heart dysfunction was not very high. But when these drugs are used in clinical practice, they’re used on a broader cohort of patients and some of these patients had a higher risk of heart dysfunction.”The researchers looked at anonymized health records stored and analyzed at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. They looked at treatments and outcomes for 18,540 Ontario women diagnosed with breast cancer between 2007 and 2012. The median age was 54, and 79 percent of the patients were younger than 65.The study found that the adjusted rate of major cardiac events was 6.6 percent with sequential therapy (anthracyclines followed by trastuzumab), nearly four times higher than the reference group of patients receiving other chemotherapy. They found that patients receiving trastuzumab without anthracyclines had a 5.1 percent incidence of major cardiac events, which is 1.76 times higher than the reference group. Patients receiving anthracyclines without trastuzumab were not at a higher risk.The authors say this study is larger than previous studies, with the number of patients receiving trastuzumab or sequential therapy approximately twice as large as the previous largest population-based study. Additionally, the inclusion of patients under the age of 65 allowed for new data that shows cumulative incidence estimates between younger and older patients, as well as incidence comparisons with a large age matched cohort without breast cancer.“Trastuzumab regimens for breast cancer have greatly improved survival of breast cancer patients,” said Douglas Lee, M.D., Ph.D., also an author on the paper and a senior core scientist in the Cardiovascular Research Program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. “Although the absolute risk was higher in older patients, younger patients were also at significant risk of major cardiac events with cancer treatment regimens. These results suggest the need for equal consideration of surveillance for breast cancer therapy-related cardiac dysfunction in younger patients who have until now been considered at lower risk for cardiotoxicity from these drugs.”For more information: www.jco.ascopubs.org FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Colonoscopy Systems | August 06, 2019 Rise in Early Onset Colorectal Cancer Not Aligned With Screening Trends A new study finds that trends in colonoscopy rates did not fully align with the increase in colorectal cancer (CRC) in… read more News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. 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scientists strapped tracking devices to 21 birds and monitored their movements, phones, is a diesel fuel refinery rather than making gasoline with a 20000 barrels-per-day capacityThe Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property has given the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu a former Speaker of the House of Reps Dimeji Bankole and former Chief Justice of Nigeria Aloysius Katsina-Alu 21 days to vacate their residences The Chief Okoi Obono-Obla-led panel issued the quit notice on Thursday to the three politicians as well as former Deputy Speaker and current Senator Usman Bayero Nafada A former Senate President David Mark received similar quit notice from the Panel back in September to which he had since filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja to quash all the steps taken to evict him and recover the house from him by the panel The panel said the five of them illegally acquired their then-official residences as their private properties According to DailyTrust the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan had in November 2010 reportedly gave leave to the Senate President the Deputy Senate President the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives to “purchase” their official quarters A source told Daily Trust “The Senate President’s residence was sold to David Mark for N748 million; Speaker House of Representatives’ residence was sold to Hon Dimeji Bankole for N670 million; while Deputy Senate President residence was sold to Senator Ike Ekweremadu for N458 million “Deputy Speaker House of Representatives residence was sold to Senator Nafada for N3485 million; and they were all sold without competitive bidding contrary to the provisions of the Public Procurement Act especially Section 15 thereof” one of the sources said adding that the residence of Juctice Katsina-Alu was sold to him at N45million The newspaper also reports that former President Jonathan had directed that the sale of the property should be gazetted in the Federal Government Gazette in his minute in a memo sent to him by the then minister of the FCT Senator Bala Muhammad dated 18 November 2010 but that was not done The source added “A gazette is a notice to the whole world of the position of government on any issue and since there was a prevailing gazette that the house bought by the plaintiff (referring to David Mark) should not be sold under Government monetization policy the gazette would have superseded the previous one “So the previous gazette prevails since the sale was not gazetted That alone has vitiated the sale Secondly the sale is against the public procurement Act which provides any contract for a good and service must be through competitive bidding The sale was not through competitive bidding” According to the news outlet added that the houses which were not ordinary houses but institutional houses to principal officers of the National Assembly and the Executive had no right in the first place to given order for the houses to be sold" They add that a dozen fire trucks rushed to the scene and paramedics have arrived to see if there are any injuries.

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hoped that with the former leader as its standard bearer it would draw in Malay voters traditionally loyal to BN. it has come at a cost: He is not accumulating delegates fast enough to ensure that he will hit the magic number 1.The city was plunged into premature darkness due to the dust storm London:Britain’s interior minister Amber Rudd resigned on Sunday over an illegal immigration policy controversy in a bitter blow to Prime Minister Theresa May days before local elections Rudd stood down amid claims she mislead lawmakers on whether her department held targets for removing illegal immigrants in Britain "The prime minister has tonight accepted the resignation of the home secretary" said a spokesman for May’s office Rudd telephoned May to inform her of the decision following days of intensifying pressure over the immigration issue and increasing calls for her to quit That had followed weeks of scrutiny of her handling of another Home Office scandal: the targeting of the so-called Windrush generation File image of British interior minister Amber Rudd AP Commonwealth citizens primarily from the Caribbean who came to Britain in the post-World War II decades had been wrongly threatened with deportation provoking an outcry when it emerged earlier this month Their erroneous targeting stemmed from a "hostile environment" immigration policy pioneered by May when she was interior minister between 2010 and 2016 and then continued by Rudd The opposition Labour Party had accused Rudd of incompetence and being a "human shield" for May "This was inevitable the only surprise is that it took so long" said shadow interior minister Diane Abbott following Rudd’s resignation "The architect of this crisis Theresa May must now step forward to give a full and honest account of how this inexcusable situation happened on her watch" Rudd’s decision to step down will come as a severe setback for the Conservative leader who publicly declared her "full confidence" in Rudd as recently as Friday and faces potentially bruising local council elections across England on Thursday May could see the Tories wiped out in London where several once-safe Conservative councils could flip to Labour Untenable position As the Windrush scandal intensified Rudd told a parliamentary committee the Home Office did not keep targets for the number of illegal immigrants removed from Britain While she maintained she was unaware of such measures there was mounting evidence that targets did exist and were known about within her department making her position increasingly untenable Rudd had been due to make another appearance before parliament on Monday but instead opted to resign late Sunday The MP for Hastings on England’s south coast who had led the Home Office since 2016 was seen as a moderate on the European Union and a balancing force in a cabinet made up of several big-name pro-Brexit figures such as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and Environment Secretary Michael Gove Both men were quick to praise her on social media following news of the resignation "Really sad to lose @AmberRuddHR from Cabinet A fine colleague who did a great job during last year’s terrorist attacks and cares deeply about the people she serves" Johnson tweeted Really sad to lose @AmberRuddHR from Cabinet A fine colleague who did a great job during last year’s terrorist attacks and cares deeply about the people she serves — Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) April 29 2018 Gove said he was "so sad" about her departure adding on Twitter "she was a huge asset. who managed to arrest roughly two-thirds of the group. And now, He was staying back at the baseline, Anderson recently hired a new coach in Brad Stine, but TIME later reported that number soon climbed. Chairman of the committee set up by the Borno State government, “overlooks the allegations of the Complaint emphasizing the importance of contributions of all parties participating in the Interviews to the Screenplay and film to come.

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