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Athiya Shetty to turn showstopper for Masaba at IFW

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first_img(With Pix)New Delhi, Oct 10 (PTI) Actress Athiya Shetty, one of the youngest fashionistas of Bollywood, will walk the ramp for designer Masaba Gupta at the upcoming Amazon India Fashion Week.The 28th edition of IFW, in association with Maybelline New York, will be held from October 12-16 at the NSIC Grounds, Okhla, here.23-year-old Athiya, who is the brand ambassador of Maybelline New York, will sport a NY-inspired vivid, bold and edgy look, created by Maybelline make-up artist, Elton J Fernandez.The “Hero” actress recently did a photo shoot inspired by New York Fashion Week SS17, said she was thrilled to work with Fernandez and Rohan Shreshta for the #GirlsGoneVivid shoot.”I was thrilled to work with Elton J Fernandez and Rohan Shreshta for the #GirlsGoneVivid shoot. Elton created incredibly bold, dynamic and vibrant looks that epitomise everything that is confident and powerful about a womans femininity. I dont think anyone has ever seen me in this avatar before.”Now, Athiya is excited about bringing the look to India via Masabas show. Talking about the designer, the star said, “I am so excited to bring to India the trend that has been all the rage on international runways.”Masabas show will also showcase lively hues with a modern, chic and sexy New York vibe that will be infused with high octane energy. I personally love Masabas designs and I know she has something spectacular designed for me!”Maybelline New York is confident through India Fashion Week, it will be able to introduce new trends for Indian women.advertisement”Maybelline New York encourages women to embrace the power of makeup to express themselves, and Athiya is the perfect representative of these values.”I am confident that she will create magic on stage at India Fashion Week and I look forward to a stunning show that is inspirational to our consumers,” said General Manager, Maybelline New York India, Pooja Sahgal. PTI PSH PSH PSHlast_img read more

Moto E4, E4 Plus images and 360-degree video leaks, reveals complete specifications

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first_imgLenovo’s sub-brand Motorola is probably working on a wide range of smartphones to announce this year. We say that as renders of Moto C, C Plus, Moto Z2, Z2 Force, Z2 Power and Moto E4, E4 Plus leak one after the other in the past several days. Ever since then, speculations about all these Motorola smartphones have been making rounds on the web. Well, amidst all the other rumours, a new 360-degree concept video and an image of the much rumoured Moto E4 and E4 Plus now leaks. The video render reveals several key specifications of the upcoming rumoured Moto E4 Plus. It shows that the smartphone is going to come with a 5000mAh battery. Earlier the FCC listing showed the same as well. This means that the chances of the sporting such a big battery are really high.Also Read: Moto E4 specs leaked, to come with Android NougatFurthermore, the video also shows a removable battery, fingerprint scanner at the front-bottom edge. While at the front top, the Motorola smartphone fits the front-facing selfie snapper, beside which is the LED flash, at least that’s what the leaked video shows. The list doesn’t end just here.(Here they are side-by-side) pic.twitter.com/vE0XK4j9OI- Evan Blass (@evleaks) April 15, 2017The upcoming Moto E4 Plus is expected to come with a 3.3mm headphone port on the side top side panel, while at the bottom side panel comes with a microUSB port. As per the display is concerned, the smartphone is more or less expected to come with a 5.2-inch display screen coupled with 2.5D curved glass layer on top.advertisementOn the other hand, a popular tipster, Evan Blass on his twitter handle posted images of both Moto E4 and E4 Plus, placed side by side. The renders show that the upcoming Moto E4 will come with a 5-inch display with either HD or FWVGA display. Furthermore, the smartphone is expected to be powered by a MediaTek chipset and will be backed by a 2800mAh battery. Both Moto E4 and E4 Plus are expected to run on Android 7.0 Nougat.This is not the first time that renders of Moto E4 and E4 Plus have been leaked. Both the smartphones were earlier spotted on FCC listing. As per the listing, Moto E4 Plus will be a much high-end version, when compared to the Moto E4. The listing further shows that the E4 Plus will come with a model number XT1773; while on the other hand, Moto E4 is expected to come with a model number XT1762.On the other hand, both the Motorola smartphones are expected to come packed with several connectivity options like 4G LTE, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi 802.11-n support, Bluetooth Low Energy, and NFC. Further, the FCC listing also reveals that the Moto E4 will also support dual SIM functionality and come with 16GB of internal storage, which can be further expanded via an external microSD card.Also Read: After Moto E4, now Moto E4 Plus clears FCC, may come with 5,000 mAh batterylast_img read more

New version of MIPI CSI-2 looks (literally) beyond mobile phones

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first_img Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. When the first camera phones hit the market in 2000, few people could have imagined all of the applications those devices would enable: not just the obvious snaps and selfies, but also electronic check deposits, biometric authentication, and telemedicine, to name just a few.A major reason why these and other applications proliferated is because mobile camera sensors and their adjunct systems have improved dramatically over the past 17 years. The latest milestone is version 2.0 of the MIPI Alliance’s Camera Serial Interface (CSI-2) specification for connecting a mobile device’s camera to its host processor.Version 1.0 is the world’s most widely used interface for imaging and video applications in mobile devices. Version 2.0 builds on that success by giving system designers a variety of new features and capabilities, which in turn enable new market opportunities.CSI-2 Imaging Conduit Solutions (Click Here to see a larger image. Source: MIPI Alliance) For example, MIPI CSI-2 v2.0 is designed for use not only in smartphones, but also Internet of Things (IoT) devices, wearables, medical devices, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) gear, drones, and vehicles. That expansion reflects the MIPI Alliance Membership: Many of these companies started in the mobile phone market, but are now expanding into applications such as IoT, automotive, drones, and perception and contextual awareness. Their evolution is driving MIPI CSI-2’s evolution. For example, automakers and their suppliers can use MIPI CSI-2 v2.0 to give drivers gesture-based controls so their eyes and attention can stay focused on the road instead of fumbling with knobs, buttons, and sliders.Systems designers have two physical layer options for implementing CSI-2 v2.0: MIPI C-PHY and MIPI D-PHY. Performance is lane-scalable, with support for up to 24 Gbps using a three-lane (nine-wire) C-PHY interface, or 18 Gbps using four-lane (10-wire) D-PHY interface.Both PHY specs have been updated to support CSI-2 v2.0, enabling backwards compatibility. This also reduces cost and time-to-market for users because they can leverage their existing product designs as they migrate to CSI-2 v2.0.Keep your eyes on the road MIPI CSI-2 v1.3 supports a wide variety of resolutions, including 1080p, 4K, and 8K, in both single- and multi-camera implementations. CSI-2 v2.0 enhances those capabilities by adding support for RAW-16 and RAW-20 color depth, which significantly improves intra-scene high-dynamic range (HDR) and signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).These capabilities are a particularly good fit for automotive applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). For example, CSI-2 v2.0 enables those applications to maintain high performance even when the environment changes suddenly and dramatically, such as when a car emerges from a dimly lit tunnel into bright daylight.Automotive system diagram (Click Here to see a larger image. Source: MIPI Alliance) The HDR and SNR enhancements also benefit the Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) used by drones for vision-based navigation. When a drone is subject to big changes in lighting conditions, for example, the HDR and SNR enhancements help it quickly adapt to ensure consistent performance.Another key addition in CSI-2 v2.0 is Latency Reduction and Transport Efficiency (LRTE), which has three major benefits in automotive applications:It increases the number of supported image sensors by as much as 40 percent without requiring costly Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) or PHY changes.It facilitates optimal transport while preserving system integrity for multiple vision applications.It substantially reduces frame transport latency for real-time perception and decision-making needs.A third key enhancement for automotive applications is the addition of scrambling. This reduces Power Spectral Density (PSD) emissions, thus minimizing interference when sensitive receivers are installed in the vehicle.Many automakers are adding collision-avoidance features both to maximize safety and help differentiate their vehicles in the eyes of buyers who seek those kinds of advanced safeguards. The more things that a collision-avoidance system can sense, the better able it is to protect the vehicle’s occupants.CSI-2 v2.0 supports up to 32 virtual channels (up from four virtual channels in the previous version), which can carry data from the vehicle’s image sensors to its collision-avoidance system. The additional channels also help systems designers accommodate multi-exposure, multi-range sensor fusion for ADAS applications. Just as important, all 32 channels support multiple data types, including raw, compressed, and meta.Finally, CSI-2 v2.0 adds support for Differential Pulse Code Modulation (DPCM) 12-10-12 compression qualified over varying degrees of image set intensity, contrast, and Modular Transfer Function (MTF) to ensure superior Image Quality (IQ). This is particularly useful for vision applications sensitive to compression artifacts such as automotive and drone navigation.New capabilities atop a proven foundation The MIPI Alliance was founded in 2003 to provide something that the marketplace desperately needed: a standardized camera interface specification for mobile devices. But MIPI Alliance members went a few steps further by ensuring that CSI-2 also provides the high bandwidth necessary for high-resolution images, the low power consumption that’s key for battery-operated devices such as IoT sensors and wearables, and very low electromagnetic interference (EMI) for mission-critical applications such as health care.That forward-looking design is a major reason why CSI-2 v2.0 is ideal for more than just smartphone applications. Another reason is that CSI-2 is mature and proven, giving systems designers the confidence that it can be the foundation for IoT devices, drones, automotive, and other applications outside the traditional mobile space.Click Here for a deeper dive into CSI-2 v2.0’s features and capabilities. The MIPI Alliance Camera Working Group already is hard at work developing the next round of camera, imaging, and vision enhancements. Click Here to learn more about MIPI membership and to become engaged.Haran Thanigasalam is chair of the MIPI Alliance Camera Working Group and senior platform architect at Intel Corporation. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Automotive, Communications, Consumer, Industry, Medical center_img Continue Reading Previous The second wave of smart speakers is comingNext Is the surveillance industry ripe for a storage change?last_img read more

Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw added to Mumbai squad for Vijay Hazare semi-finals

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first_imgAjinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw will return to the Mumbai squad for the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy tournament, chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced on Monday.Rahane and Shaw missed most of the league phase due to their commitment with the Indian cricket team. The duo along with Rohit Sharma are now all available for Mumbai’s clash with Delhi at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on October 17.Rohit’s participation after the semi-finals remain a doubt however, if Mumbai reach the final. Rohit has been selected in the Indian team for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against West Indies, starting on November 21 in Guwahati.Rahane and Shaw however, could feature in the final if Mumbai manage to beat Delhi on Wednesday.Shaw had played in the initial part of the tournament for the domestic giants before making a spectacular debut in the Test series against the Windies in which he picked up the man-of-the-series award too.Mumbai crushed Bihar by nine wickets in a lop-sided affair in the quarter-finals to make it to the semis on Sunday.Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (C), Prithvi Shaw, Rohit Sharma, Jay Gokul Bista, Suryakumar Yadav, Siddhesh Lad, Aditya Tare, Eknath Kerkar, Shivam Dubey, Akash Parkar, Dhawal Kulkarni, Shams Mulani, Vijay Gohil, Tushar Deshpande, Royston Diaslast_img read more

Andre Russell is a billion dollar man for KKR: Chris Lynn after KKR stun RCB

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first_imgIt was another blitzkrieg from Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Andre Russell that saw his team snatch victory from the jaws of defeat at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), but KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik wants the others to rise to the challenge, especially the bowlers.While praising Russell for putting together another masterpiece, Karthik added that the bowlers too needed to take responsibility.The captain also appreciated the way Chris Lynn started at the top of the innings with a 31-ball 43.”Those kind of knocks, you don’t talk much. We trust him as a player. It’s important to give him an atmosphere where he’s happy and he just keeps performing. Yes, it was hard to play strokes against spinners with the ball gripping but was easier against the fast bowlers,” he said after the game on Friday.”I think as much as well he batted, it’s time we all started to bowl better and help the batters. It was nice to see Lynn bat like that and take responsibility.”Lynn though was all praise for Russell and said that the West Indian is just too good. Looking back at the game, he added that both teams gave opportunities to the other (on the field), but Russell just turned everything in favour of KKR with the bat in hand.Ruthless. Relentless. RusselThe absolute hitting that led to this though @KKRiders @Russell12A #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/4Ou1HzYS34IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019″We keep putting him in tough situations and he keeps lifting his game. He is just too good. Two-hundred and fifteen was probably par on that wicket. Both teams gave opportunities.advertisement”We dropped Kohli and AB de Villiers and RCB also dropped a couple of chances. Luck was on our side. Change of fortune for us. It is unbelievable and entertaining for us. He keeps doing it. He is a billion dollar man for KKR,” he said.Kolkata Knight Riders had needed 67 runs from 26 balls when Andre Russell walked into the crease. The visitors were losing a bit of momentum as captain Dinesh Karthik was struggling to get the big ones after Nitish Rana departed for a quickfire 37.However, Russell tore into the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling attack, smashing three sixes in the 18th over and four more in the 19th over. Tim Southee conceded 29 runs in the penultimate over and KKR gunned down the total with five balls to spare after one of the most brutal onslaughts T20 cricket has ever witnessed.Dre RussJust how good are you! @KKRiders win by 5 wickets #RCBvKKR #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/Bj8NFJEfA6IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 5, 2019Talking up his power-hitting abilities, Russell said he no longer believes any cricket ground across the globe is big enough for him. The KKR all-rounder revealed he had thought Australian grounds were too big but that he had surprised himself when he hit a few Down Under.”A few grounds in Australia and then I surprised myself there by hitting a few into the stands. No ground is big enough for me I guess, I just trust my strength and trust my power. I have good bat speed. I trust that as well,” Russell said after claiming his third man-of-the-match award this season.Also Read | Andre Russell’s mantra for success is simple: Hit as many sixes as possibleAlso Read | RCB arguably the biggest franchise in world cricket, says Marcus StoinisAlso Read | Virat Kohli No.1 in list of players to feature in most IPL defeatslast_img read more

Iran links tanker row to ailing nuclear deal

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first_imgVienna: Iran said Sunday it considered Britain’s seizure of an Iranian oil tanker a breach of the ailing 2015 nuclear deal, as the remaining parties to the accord meet in Vienna in another attempt to salvage the agreement. British authorities detained an Iranian tanker off the UK overseas territory of Gibraltar in early July on allegations it was breaching EU sanctions on Syria. On July 19, a British-flagged tanker was impounded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards with its 23 crew aboard in the Strait of Hormuz, which was seen by the UK as a tit-for-tat move. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USArriving at the meeting in Vienna, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi linked the tanker row to discussions over the nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “Developments have occurred, such as the seizure of the tanker carrying Iranian oil in Gibraltar, which in our view is considered a breach of the JCPOA,” Araghchi said in comments carried on Iranian state TV. “Countries party to the JCPOA must not create any obstacles in the way of Iran exporting its oil,” he added. Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsAraghchi was speaking as envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran gathered for talks in the Austrian capital, a month after a similar meeting failed to achieve a breakthrough. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated since last year when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the accord that was aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme, and imposed punishing sanctions. Iran said in May it would disregard certain limits the JCPOA set on its nuclear programme and threatened to take further measures if remaining parties to the deal, especially European nations, did not help it circumvent the US sanctions. Even before the latest tanker seizures, pressure had been mounting in the region with a string of incidents involving tankers and drones. The US has said it brought down one and possibly two Iranian drones last week. Iran shot down an unmanned US aircraft in June, after which Trump announced that he had called off retaliatory air strikes at the last minute because the resulting death toll would have been too high. The US and Gulf powerhouse Saudi Arabia have accused Iran of being behind multiple mysterious attacks on tankers in the Gulf in June, which Iran denies. Efforts by European powers, notably France’s President Emmanuel Macron, to salvage the nuclear deal have so far come to nothing. Araghchi repeated after Sunday’s meeting that the remaining parties to the JCPOA wanted to meet “soon” at ministerial level but that no date had yet been fixed.last_img read more

Incoming governor general meets with Queen for first time

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first_imgCanada’s incoming Governor General has had her first audience with the Queen.The Governor General’s office says Julie Payette met with Queen Elizabeth at Balmoral Castle, her summer home in Scotland.The Queen has bestowed several orders on Payette, including an Extraordinary Companion of the Order of CanadaThe retired Canadian astronaut is scheduled to meet with Prince Charles later today.She will officially take Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s role on Oct. 2.last_img

US: Employer Dismissed for Asking Olympic Fencer to Remove Her Hijab

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Rabat – South by Southwest officials have apologized to the Muslim Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad after she was denied registration at the festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday for wearing a hijab.The organizers of South by Southwest, an annual set of film, interactive media, and music festivals that takes place in mid-March in Austin, Texas in the United States, were angered by their employer who asked Muhammad to remove her headscarf before she would be given credentials to get into the festival.The American Olympian tweeted about the incident on Saturday afternoon. I was just asked to remove my hijab at SXSW Registration for my ID badge.. I can’t make this stuff up #SXSW2016— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) March 12, 2016She also tweeted that she was given the wrong ID badge, with her name misprinted on the badge.Thennnnn I was given the wrong ID! From now on my name is Tamir & I work for Time Warner Inc #SXSW2016 pic.twitter.com/TE3jJR16P6— Ibtihaj Muhammad (@IbtihajMuhammad) March 12, 2016Immediately after the tweets went viral, the officials of the festival released a statement, apologizing to the Muslim American fencer.“It is not our policy that a hijab or any religious head covering be removed in order to pick up a SXSW badge,” the statement read.“This was one volunteer who made an insensitive request and that person has been removed for the duration of the event. We are embarrassed by this and have apologized to Ibtihaj in person, and sincerely regret this incident,” they added. read more

Weak demand fiscal tightening impede recovery in developed economies – UN report

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Economic recovery in developed economies may grind to a halt because of weak domestic demand and the replacement of stimulus packages with fiscal austerity measures as governments try to regain the confidence of the financial markets, according to a United Nations report unveiled today.Conversely, developing economies have sustained their strong growth, which has mainly been based on domestic demand, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says in its annual Trade and Development Report, which this year is subtitled “Post-crisis Policy Challenges in the World Economy.”Developing countries must, however, face financial instability and speculative capital flows generated in developed economies and will not be spared by a new recession in richer countries, according to the report.The report shows that, after a rapid post-crisis recovery, the world economy is slowing down from a rate of about 4 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2010 to around 3 per cent this year.Growth performance is strong in developing economies, which have resumed their pre-crisis economic expansion trend and are growing at above 6 per cent this year. By contrast, developed economies will only grow between 1.5 and 2 per cent. Transition economies continue recovering from the steep fall in 2009 with growth rates at around 4 per cent.As the initial fiscal stimulus programmes have gradually disappeared since mid-2010, the fundamental weakness of the recovery in developed economies has come to the fore. Private demand alone is not sufficiently strong to maintain the momentum of recovery, as unemployment remains high and wages are stagnating.Household indebtedness also remains high and banks are reluctant to lend, the reports notes, adding that the shift towards fiscal and monetary policy tightening creates a major risk of a prolonged period of mediocre growth in developed economies, if not of an outright contraction.In the United States, recovery has been stalling, as domestic demand has remained subdued due to stagnating wages and employment. With interest rates at historically low levels for the foreseeable future and fiscal stimulus waning, a quick return to a satisfactory growth trajectory is highly unlikely, the UNCTAD report points out.In Japan, recovery has been delayed by the impact of unprecedented supply-chain and energy disruptions in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami in March, while in the European Union, wage earners’ incomes and domestic demand remain very low.With the unresolved euro crisis, the reappearance of severe debt market stress in the second quarter of this year and the prospect of fiscal austerity measures spreading across Europe, there is a high risk that the so-called “Euro-zone” will continue to act as a significant drag on global growth, the report notes.Expansion has remained strong in all developing regions, with the exception of North Africa. Improvements in labour markets and sustained public support have prolonged the recovery of investment and domestic demand.East, South and South-East Asia continue to record the highest GDP growth rates – more than 7 per cent this year – increasingly driven by domestic demand. However, the region is undergoing a moderate slowdown owing to supply-chain effects from Japan, tighter monetary conditions and weak demand in some major export markets.In Latin America, expansion continues to be robust at almost 5 per cent, spurred by consumption and investment demand and by gains from the terms of trade.In Central American and Caribbean economies, growth will be more modest, mainly owing to their dependence on exports to the United States, according to the report.Sub-Saharan Africa should keep growing at the same rapid pace as last year – almost 6 per cent – as a result of terms-of-trade gains, investments in infrastructure and expansionary fiscal policies. Recovery of investment and household demand helped maintain the economic upturn in the transition economies, where national disposable income improved owing to better terms of trade in some cases, and to increased worker remittances in others.The report also warns that fiscal tightening only addresses the symptoms of the problem, leaving the basic causes unchanged. Higher public debt ratios are a consequence of the crisis, not its cause, it says, adding that the fiscal policy that supports growth is more likely to reduce fiscal deficits and to curb public debt ratios than a restrictive one. 6 September 2011Economic recovery in developed economies may grind to a halt because of weak domestic demand and the replacement of stimulus packages with fiscal austerity measures as governments try to regain the confidence of the financial markets, according to a United Nations report unveiled today. read more

Youth employment job rights keys to economic recovery says new UN labour

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“All of the evidence shows that if a young person is out of work for a year or more at the beginning of their career, that affects them throughout their working life,” Mr. Ryder said as he took the helm at the Geneva-based ILO today following his election in May.“There’s no way back for most of them. So we have to act urgently, we have to act now and we have to target young people.” Mr. Ryder said the ILO intended make youth employment “one of the priorities” in the coming months, adding that programmes offering youth work experience or training held promise and should be explored as one way of helping the 75 million unemployed young people find work.“Sounds expensive? It’s affordable,” said Mr. Ryder, a former General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation. “It’s an investment, not a cost.”On the wider jobs crisis, Mr. Ryder highlighted that ILO can play a crucial role in helping global policymakers seek inclusive solutions as part of a social dialogue.“Where people come together and find solutions which may require some pain, some sacrifice on their behalf, they’re much more willing to do so if they’ve been a party to reaching an agreement than simply on the receiving end of somebody else’s decision,” he said.Mr. Ryder also emphasized the international nature of the crisis, and argued that only an international response could adequately tackle it.“This crisis needs to be treated on the scale that it exists, the global level,” he said. “We have to construct global solutions. There will at the end be no sustainable national solutions to a world crisis.”But while Mr. Ryder said job creation was a clear goal, the question of job quality was also a critical issue – not only for individuals but also for the global economy.“Rights at work are essential to recovery,” he said. “I think we should not be led into the belief that creating more jobs means jettisoning international labour standards.”Mr. Ryder pointed to statistics showing that half of Europe’s poor households are dependent on one wage earner in the family. That underlined the importance of creating more quality jobs, he argued. “Standards provide the rules of the game in the world economy and they are a very important part of getting out of this crisis,” he said. read more

Accountability for rights abuses in South Sudan more important than ever says

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Violence earlier in April led to the death of 19 Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers and at least 28 civilians, according to State officials. The killing of civilians in Wau town followed the ambush and killing of the SPLA soldiers by suspected SPLA-In Opposition fighters.According to a news release, the Human Rights Division of UNMISS has interviewed 43 individuals, including eight women and two children, from 11 April, to collect information about alleged human rights violations perpetrated by government forces and aligned armed groups in Wau town on 10 April. “I can confirm that, as of Sunday, nobody is being detained in connection with this attack against civilians,” said Eugene Nindorera. “I talked to victims and witnesses and was shaken to hear their testimonies of how they had to flee their houses after being attacked. It’s more important than ever before that people are held accountable for the crimes they have committed.” He further confirmed after meeting the Governor of Wau state that the Governor had established a committee to produce a comprehensive report to determine the motive for the attacks and identify the perpetrators in order to hold them accountable. “I welcome this move,” Mr. Nindorera said, “and I encourage Governor Andrea Mayar Acho to exert his authority to ensure that people are held responsible for the crimes they have committed.” Meanwhile, UNMISS has confirmed that by Thursday (20 April) the protection of civilians site adjacent to the UNMISS base in Wau had registered some 17,000 new arrivals, mainly women and children, while around 5,000 people had sought sanctuary inside the compound of the Wau Catholic Church. The influx of newly displaced people has led to over-crowding and pressure on humanitarian services. read more

GCM to hold annual general meeting

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first_imgThe Greek Community of Melbourne (GCM) will conduct its Annual General Meeting and a Special General Meeting on Sunday 29 April to discuss the most pressing issues concerning the community.The annual meeting will be held at the Andrianakos Centre at Alphington Grammar School at 2.00 pm and the special general meeting will be conducted at 3.00 pm.To participate in the meetings, attendees must have been a GCM member for a period longer than six months.All members eligible to participate have received invitations together with a copy of the financial report for the 2017 financial year.When: Sunday 29 April AGM at 2.00 pm, and SGM at 3.00 pm.Where: Andrianakos Centre, Alphington Grammar School, Old Heidelberg Rd, Alphington, VIC. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Legion Gives Us Its Perception of Straightforward Superhero Television

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first_img Don’t Hold Your Breath For Noah Hawley’s ‘Doctor Doom&…How ‘Legion’ Uses Superpowers to Explore Mental Illness Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. There really is nothing like Legion. After last week’s mind trip of a premiere, this was its week to let us in on what story the second season will tell. It did so in a surprisingly upfront, accessible way. Which, on this show, involves a trip to the future, two characters turning inside out, and a fantasy wrestling match.We start off on a merry-go-round in a void. David is talking to Oliver and Lenny/Farouk, asking if Lenny was ever real. Normally, I’d call such an opening confusing, but that’s just what this show is. In fact, compared to some of the other cold opens this series has thrown us, this one is shockingly coherent. We know that David is helping Farouk find his body at the behest of future-Sydney, who presumably sent that orb at the end of season one. Whether that was really her or another Shadow King trick, that’s what he’s doing. This merry-go-round is a mental space where the three can communicate. Interestingly, the show drops a hint that it might have really been Syd in that ball. As Cary’s inspecting it, he gets the feeling that it’s something he made. Interesting.Dan Stevens as David Haller. (CR: Suzanne Tenner/FX)In the physical world, David, Syd and Ptonomy are tracking down a strange appearance in a field. Right at the end of David’s conversation, The Shadow King showed David a vision of this place. With Oliver talking to another appearance of himself at a fortune teller stand. When the team investigates it, Syd finds a music box from her childhood. One that plays “Swinging on a Star.” David quickly discerns that it’s a trap. Oliver and Lenny are attacking Division 3. Their goal is unclear, but the rampage is terrifying. Particularly when Lenny pulls Cary through the floor. He holds up a spoon to protect himself, and she flicks it, sending vibrations through him. That causes Kerry to freeze in place while she’s gearing up to fight Oliver. By the time David, Syd and Ptonomy get there, Lenny and Oliver are gone. Even worse, Kerry can’t go inside Cary anymore. It’s the other way around now, which leads to an arm sticking out of Kerry’s stomach. And she’s clearly uncomfortable being on the outside of their partnership.The hive-headed director starts to suspect that David is working with the Shadow King. After all, he’s the one that led the division’s defenses away while the Shadow King attacked. There is truth to that, and though both Melanie and Syd come to David’s defense, the guilt starts to get to him. He needs to know why he’s helping his former enemy/parasite. As the second episode of the season, it had to establish the overarching plot the season will follow. Trippy mental powers and experimental art films are great, but Legion has to move its story forward at some point. He convinces Kerry, with the help of Cary, to calibrate his sensory deprivation machine to allow David to project himself into the future. He says it’s to see where Farouk will go next, but it’s actually to talk to future Syd.Dan Stevens as David Haller (Photo via FX)David needs to know why he let those Division 3 soldiers die. He needs to know why it’s so important that he suddenly helps the parasite who tormented him all his life. It turns out in Future Syd’s timeline, David killed Farouk for good. Then, a deadly plague arrived. One they needed Farouk to deal with. Without the Shadow King around, lots of people died. Division 3 was destroyed. So now David knows exactly why he’s helping The Shadow King. He also knows that something happens to him. Syd implies that he isn’t exactly dead in the future, but he’s somehow different. Not himself anymore. She remarks that our David is sweet, “like [he] used to be.” That’s the saddest, most worrying line of the show so far. That little admission will certainly inject some suspense into the rest of the season as the other mysteries get solved.Even with the body swapping and time travel, this episode was surprisingly straightforward. After wonderfully chaotic spectacle that was last week’s premiere, it was this episode’s job to explain, at least in part, what we’re going to be doing this season. So in addition to David’s expository session with future Syd, he meets up with Farouk in the field from the beginning. Knowing exactly what’s at stake, he agrees to help find Farouk’s body. And this is the first prolonged scene we get with Farouk in his true form. And Navid Negahban does an amazing job. He plays the casual sadist very well, and the way he smoothly switches between languages makes the scene even more disorienting. You almost want to agree with him when he talks about him and David becoming more powerful than gods. Or as he puts it, “bigger than Jesus.”Dan Stevens as David Haller, Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk (Photo via FX)David tries to convince him not to kill any more people, and a mental battle begins. It takes place inside a wrestling ring in their heads, but it soon becomes much more than that. As the Shadow King turns into a samurai, David turns himself into a tank. This war of escalation is brought to an abrupt end, when Farouk pulls them both out with a snap. Yes, the show’s most easily-understandable episode involves a person transforming into a tank.Interestingly, we learn that Lenny was a whole other person before she became a puppet of the Shadow King. She desperately wants some kind of life back when the Shadow King has his body again. It’s genuinely sad to see him wear her down and destroy the hope that she’d be free one day. He asks what she would do if she had a body back. She says she’d live. And then? She’d die. And then? She doesn’t have an answer. And with that, the conversation ends. David may have to help this guy out for the sake of humanity, but that doesn’t mean we like him.Aubrey Plaza as Lenny, Navid Negahban as Amahl Farouk (Photo via FX)David finally tells present Syd what’s really going on, and though she agrees to help, she’s not happy that he lied to her. You can tell she feels betrayed, even though he was only doing it because a future version of herself told him too. The Shadow King taunted her with a music box from her childhood, and it’s David’s fault he was able to do that. For now though, she has to put those feelings aside. They have a week to find Farouk his body. To find that, they have to talk to a monk from an order called Mi-Go. The last shot of the episode is of that monk standing among a group of people, all chattering their teeth. Legion sure picked a creepy plague to build their second season around.Legion manages to be completely unlike anything else on TV even when it has an almost entirely expository episode. Its surrealist nature allows it to find visually engrossing ways to deliver the information it needs to start telling its story. And even when the episode lays everything out for you like this, there’s still a lingering sense of doubt in the back of your mind. Yes, Cary remarks that he feels like he made the sphere, and that would imply that future-Syd is on the up and up.Rachel Keller as Sydney Barrett and Dan Stevens as David Haller (Photo via FX)But this season is still all about delusion. Future-Syd makes a callback to the concept of an idea starting as an egg when she describes the plague. Remember that that vignette was about delusions. And this week’s Jon Hamm-narrated interlude was about how humans live in our minds, and are therefore able to go mad. We don’t engage directly with reality, only what we think reality is. If a child is taught his whole life that red is green and green is red, that’s his reality. Which soon violently collides with the rest of the world’s reality when that boy steps out into the street. Humans live in our minds, so we can go mad. We can delude ourselves. That’s how the show is going to keep us guessing until the end. We can still see that delusion slime trail in David’s room. Maybe we’ll find out more about what’s real and what isn’t next week. But I kind of doubt it.center_img Stay on targetlast_img read more

Alicia Fox to appear on Syfys Dominion on 78 and 716

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first_img Google+ Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Elimination Chamber Qualifier set for RAW, Future of “Botch Club” on WWE Network WhatsApp Facebook Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Roman Reigns is in Remission Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasionscenter_img Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Velvet Sky Videos Articles Courtesy of WWE.com:Alicia Fox on Syfy’s ‘Dominion’WWE Universe, don’t miss Alicia Fox on Syfy’s “Dominion” July 8 and 16!The Diva joins the cast of the supernatural series for its Season 2 premiere Thursday at 10/9 C, after SmackDown.For more on “Dominion” and to watch a preview of the episode, visit syfy.com/dominion.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipBully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On TwitterVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:26 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Bully Ray Calls Out Ring Of Honor Fan On Twitter Number 30 Entrants for Men and Women’s Royal Rumble revealed; Winners of MMC Season 2 Now Playing Up Next Match announced for next week’s 205 Live, 8-Man Elimination from TLC PPV in 2015last_img read more

Meyers Schalke career over

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first_imgMax Meyer’s Schalke career appears to be finished after he was banned from attending training sessions with the first-team for the rest of the seasonThe German midfielder previously announced that he will be leaving the Bundesliga side at the end of the season as a free agent and had publicly criticised Schalke sporting director Christian Heidel for the way he handled the contract negotiations with him.“I simply did not want to stay with Schalke and work under Heidel. It’s all about this. Lately, it just feels like bullying to me.” said Meyer, according to Sky Sports.Following that interview with the German publication Bild, Schalke has since banned Meyer from attending any further first-team training sessions.“We can’t tolerate such statements and such behaviour,” said Heidel.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“We are upset more by his accusations of bullying, which we strongly deny, than his untrue allegations. Schalke 04 have always behaved correctly to Max Meyer.”The 22-year-old has featured regularly for Schalke this season and has largely played the role of a holding midfielder this season.After leaving a training session on Wednesday with a foot injury, Meyer has since not appeared at the club and refused an MRI examination.“My impression for a long time was that Max felt at home here. That’s what he expressed to the coaching staff,” explained Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco.“I’m disappointed at his personal attacks and can’t fully understand them as they simply don’t add up.”last_img read more

Apple joins Google Microsoft on project to make your data portable

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first_img • Now playing: Watch this: $999 reading • Apple joins Google, Microsoft on project to make your data portable Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Apple CEO Tim Cook at WWDC 2019. James Martin/CNET Apple is teaming up with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter on a project to build an easier way for people to transfer data into and out of online services. The iPhone maker has officially joined the Data Transfer Project, or DTP, a collaboration that launched in July 2018.The DTP is working to build a “common framework with open-source code” that can connect any two online services and let users seamlessly transfer data between the platforms, according to the project’s website. It uses platforms’ existing APIs and authorization methods to access data, then transfers it into a common format. So far, contributors from partners and the open-source community have inserted more than 42,000 lines of code and changed more than 1,500 files, according to the group. The project is still in “very active development,” but you can follow along on GitHub. Tech-savvy folks can also try it out via Docker and Code. Instructions on the DTP site note that you’ll need API keys from the services you want to transfer data between.  See it Apple Boost Mobile See It $999 Tags Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $999 See It A breakdown on how much your phone knows you Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XRcenter_img Best Buy Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X See It Sprint Mobile Tech Industry Share your voice 5:40 Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Comments 2 See All Apple iPhone XS CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $999 Applelast_img read more

Alaska News Nightly Friday March 31 2017

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first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowJuneau superintendent questions funding planCaroline Halter, KTOO – JuneauSen. Shelley Hughes, a Wasilla Republican, held a series of committee hearings on virtual education and school funding beginning last year. It culminated in the release of broad education reform bill.Southeast tribal court builds on its experienceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – JuneauSoutheast Alaska’s largest tribal court operation just celebrated its 10th anniversary.High school student honored for Gold Creek rescueJacob Resneck, KTOO – JuneauA 14-year-old Juneau high school student was honored by the governor’s office today for rescuing a five-year-old boy he saw fall into a fast-running creek.Two Sitka moms discuss balancing fishing and familyEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaIris Nash is a new mom. Her son turns two this year and she’s pregnant with her second child. To answer some of her questions about balancing being a mom and co-managing a fishing business, Iris sat down with Sarah Jordan. Sarah also married into a fishing family and raised her own two sons aboard the family boat.Unalaska teen: If you like sushi, you better take care of the environmentZoe Sobel, Alaska’s Energy Desk – UnalaskaAcross the state, there’s a cohort of young Alaskans raising awareness for the rapidly changing Arctic environment. Cade Terada is one of 22 Arctic Youth Ambassadors. Growing up in Unalaska, America’s largest fishing port, he was immersed in the seafood industry.AK: Celebrations of Turkish culture in AnchorageZachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThe Republic of Turkey is about as far as you can go from Alaska on the other side of the globe. The country of nearly 80 million people straddles the edges of Europe and Asia, with a Mediterranean climate, and a rich history as the seat of both the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires. Again, not a lot of parallels with Alaska. But both places have food and dance at the center of their cultural traditions.49 Voices: Cole Tamblyn of AnchorageWesley Early, Alaska Public Media – AnchorageThis week we’re hearing from Cole Tamblyn in Anchorage. Tamblyn is the head brewer at Resolution Brewing Company.last_img read more

Seepage of water at historic Purani Haveli

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first_imgPurani Haveli: The structural decay at Purani Haveli due has caused seepage of rainwater within the complex which houses Nizam’s Museum. Even though security has been beefed up following theft of a few precious items like tiffin box, teacup, saucer and a spoon in 2018, structural weaknesses are showing at one of the historic palaces of erstwhile Nizam state. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Due to heavy rainfall for last three days, water has started leaking from the roof in the Nizam’s Museum. Visitors are shaken by the state of affairs and appalling maintenance of the historic place. They also wonder if it is worthwhile to visit the museum when almost everything is covered in plastic covers to save them from roof leakages. Upon visiting the place, one can find the magnificent painting of the Nizam VII Mir Osman Ali Khan is exposed to moisture, but is at the risk of getting damaged. A security man could be asking visitors to move away from art pieces, even as water seeps in from the roof. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us When The Hans India reporter visited the museum, the management rushed to cover the art pieces with plastic covers and the glass showcase where portraits are stored. They even switched off the lights so as to avoid short-circuit. Workers were seen clearing the logged water, close to one of the showpieces that includes the portraits of Nizam’s family and painting of Nizam-VII. “When I heard about Nizam and the Museum, I was very keen to visit it. If such a plight continues, the pieces at the museum will be damaged,” felt Urooj Fatima, a visitor. Advertise With Us Speaking to The Hans India, HEH Nizam Museum Curator Ahmed Ali said that due to heavy rainfall these days, the showcase has been covered as the water is leaking from the roof. “The cracks from which the water leaks are being fixed and the total restoration works will be completed soon,” he added. History of the museum The museum showcases the antiques and souvenirs of the affluent Nizam family. The collection includes the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah- VII received by dignitaries on his silver jubilee celebrations in 1936. The museum also showcased the models made of silver of all the landmark buildings in Hyderabad, and recitations in Urdu. The museum also features the wardrobe of the sixth nizam which is also the world’s largest wardrobe. A 150-year-old manually operated lift is also present. The Nizam’s family (Asaf Jahi dynasty) ruled the state of Deccan (Hyderabad) for 224 years since the 18th century. The museum was created at the behest of the seventh and last Nizam. The museum was opened on February 18, 2000 by the Nizam Trust to the general public.last_img read more