Lok Sabha Passes Bill Allowing NRIs to Cast Proxy Vote

first_imgTo enable the large Indian diaspora to take part in the electoral process, the government moved the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017 for consideration and passage in the lower house on Thursday. Under the bill which was passed by a voice vote, non-resident Indians (NRIs) overseas can cast their vote in Indian elections by proxy voting. According to a recent estimate, around 3.10 NRIs currently reside in countries across the globe.Read it at Qrius Related Itemslast_img

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57 racers to compete in Round 3 of Honda One Make Race

first_imgChennai, Sep 2 (PTI) A total of 57 racers will showcase their skills when the third round of Honda One Make Race takes off this weekend. The three new categories of National Championship will see Indias best racers racing on the CBR 150R. Hondas arsenal in the Super Sport Indian 165 (modified) category will be led by Asia Road Racing Championship participant Sarath Kumar (1st position in Round 1, 4th in Round 2). The Pro-Stock 165 (Open) will witness 4 CBR 150Rs on the grid with Asia Dream Cup winners Hari Krishnan (1st position in Round 1 and Round 2) and Sethu Rajiv (2nd position in Round 1 & Round 2) leading the battle. The Stock 165 (Novice) too will have 7 racers including Piyush Ranjan (3rd position in Round 2) competing on Honda CBR 150Rs. Hondas flagship CBR 250R Team Championship will see intense competition between 13 racers from 4 teams (Apex Racing, Ten 10 Racing, Pro Lap Racing and Rock Star Racing). The grid will boast of Indias top notch racing talent including Asia Dream Cup double podium winner Hari Krishnan and last rounds top two finishers Mathana Kumar and Abhishek among others. The third round of Honda All Ladies race will see 7 female racers including last rounds top three finishers Soundari A from Chennai, Pooja Ajit Dabhi from Pune and Aishwarya P from Bangalore. To promote the participation of women riders, Honda had conducted the first-ever All Women Race during the Round 5 of 2015 season. This year the exclusive All Ladies Race has been made into a 5 round support race wherein all woman riders have been trained at the Honda Ten10 Racing Academy. Speaking ahead of the second round of the current season, Prabhu Nagaraj, Vice-President, Customer Service, HMSI said: “Honda has always been at the forefront of promoting motor racing and is an integral part of Hondas DNA. “It has been our constant endeavour to promote the sport in India by providing a platform for aspiring riders to realize their potential. Honda is also committed to encourage the participation of women riders and first full season of the Honda All Ladies race has been immensely successful.” PTI ATK ATKadvertisementlast_img read more

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THUNE & FISCHER NOW SAY THEY WILL SUPPORT TRUMP

first_imgAt least four Republican lawmakers who just days ago said that Donald Trump should step aside as their party’s presidential nominee now say they’ll support him after all.Three of the four are running for reelection: Sen. John Thune of South Dakota and Reps. Scott Garrett of New Jersey and Bradley Byrne of Alabama.The fourth, Sen. Deb Fischer Nebraska, isn’t on the ballot until 2018.They were among the lawmakers who had said Trump should withdraw because of his inflammatory comments about women.They’ve been under pressure from party loyalists to support the GOP nominee.last_img

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Lukaku provides tonic to Man United’s midfield malaise

first_imgManchester United Man United miss ill Pogba but lethal Lukaku provides tonic to midfield malaise Kris Voakes Man Utd Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 03:34 2/18/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(9) Romelu Lukaku Manchester United FA Cup OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images Manchester United FA Cup Huddersfield Town v Manchester United Huddersfield Town Premier League Paul Pogba Romelu Lukaku Opinion Manchester United were far from convincing at Huddersfield on Saturday but the big striker’s two goals took them to the FA Cup quarter-finals After a week dominated by the travails of Paul Pogba, it was Romelu Lukaku who snatched the headlines on Saturday with a showing of real potency in front of goal which sent Manchester United into the FA Cup quarter-finals for the third successive year.But the 2-0 win against Huddersfield Town at John Smith’s Stadium gave Jose Mourinho few answers in terms of the best shape for his side, with United riding their luck for long periods before Lukaku’s second goal had put the game to bed.AdChoices广告Pogba’s poor performances of late were set to be overlooked until he pulled out due to illness on the morning of the game. But, in the 4-3-3 shape many believe the Frenchman to have been crying out to play in, United struggled to take control of the game and found themselves chasing shadows for much of the first half in particular. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player United got off to the perfect start when Lukaku was released by Juan Mata and proceeded to turn Christopher Schindler this way and that before firing inside Jonas Lossl’s near post. You would think it might settle the away team down but instead it helped to encourage Huddersfield to go for broke.As the hosts piled on the pressure, United had little in the way of a threat on the counter. Too often their three-man midfield failed to sufficiently cover their full-backs, forcing Juan Mata and Alexis Sanchez to drop deeper, meaning any gaining of possession was largely pointless with no out-ball of real note available in the opposition half.The lack of a driving presence in midfield was their most obvious failing. With Michael Carrick providing steady but immobile performances, too much was asked of Scott McTominay when it came to adding legs to the attack.Mourinho reiterated this week that he will look to add to the engine room in the summer transfer market, and whether with or without Pogba in recent weeks, the need for a more positive midfield influence has become increasingly obvious.If Huddersfield were unfortunate to find themselves one behind at the break it could so easily have been worse were it not for a dubious decision by the video assistant referee to overturn Kevin Friend’s on-field call after Mata had slotted home from an Ashley Young through-ball.The sight of Friend standing with his hand to his ear was all the fans had to amuse themselves for a full two minutes before it was eventually confirmed that Mata’s goal would not stand. The later emergence of a video replay with wobbly lines drawn to judge the decision didn’t help anyone’s reception of the VAR system in full effect.Kevin Friend VAR Juan Mata Ashley Young Manchester United FA CupThankfully for United, they didn’t have to wait long to double their lead for keeps. As Lukaku broke out from his own third, he fed Sanchez and continued to make a driving run. When the Chilean found him with a first-time pass, the centre-forward bore down on Lossl and slotted home a second.It was the Belgian’s 21st goal of the season, taking his tally past 20 for a fourth straight year. Moreover, it showed what a key man he can be when supplied with the type of service upon which he thrives. If only United had been able to get him into such areas more often, both today and during the season as a whole.His second was a real game-changer. Suddenly, Huddersfield had very little threat and United looked far more confident and controlled when on the ball. The stuffing had been knocked out of the home side and then some.Romelu Lukaku Manchester United HuddersfieldThe name of the game is winning football matches, and United, thanks to Lukaku, did their job on this occasion. Yet there will be an acceptance among those of a red persuasion that this was far from a convincing response to the murmurings of the last few weeks.Mourinho takes his side to Sevilla next for the resumption of their Champions League campaign. Pogba is expected to return, as will the questions about where he fits and what is United’s best approach. Getting Lukaku into better scoring positions more often might not be a bad place to start.last_img read more

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Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 season

first_img Press Trust of India DubaiJanuary 22, 2019UPDATED: January 22, 2019 13:30 IST Rishabh Pant replaced the injured Wriddhiman Saha in the Indian Test team last year (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRishabh Pant was named Emerging Player of the Year at the ICC AwardsPant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England last yearIndia captain Virat Kohli swept the awards with Test, ODI and Cricketer of the Year honoursIndia’s fast-rising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Tuesday named the International Cricket Council’s Emerging Player of the Year in the world body’s annual awards.The 21-year-old Pant was picked by the ICC’s voting academy for a stellar show in his breakthrough Test year in 2018.He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.He was also the first Indian wicketkeeper to score a Test hundred in Australia.Congratulations to @RishabPant777, the ICC Men’s Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2018!He became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 in Adelaide in December.#ICCAwards pic.twitter.com/s5yQBuwWlvICC (@ICC) January 22, 2019Meanwhile, India captain Virat Kohli completed the hat-trick at the awards after being adjudged the ODI Cricketer of the Year, the Test Cricketer of the Year and the 2018 Cricketer of the Year after yet another stellar performance in international cricket.The 30-year-old finished as the highest scorer in Test cricket in 2018 with 1322 runs in 13 matches at an average of 55.08 with five hundreds and as many half-centuries while also finishing on top of the ODI runs tally with 1202 runs in 14 ODIs at 133.55 with six centuries.Kohli, who was the ODI Cricketer of the Year and Cricketer of the Year last year, was named the captain of both the Test Team and ODI Team of the Year for the second year in a row.advertisementIn the other categories, Australia’s limited-overs captain Aaron Finch’s record-breaking innings of 172 off 76 balls against Zimbabwe in Harare was adjudged as the ICC Men’s T20I Performance of the Year 2018.The ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2018 went to Kane Williamson,”For continuing to be a shining role model of how our game should be played, his behaviour setting an outstanding example on and off the field.”Sri Lanka umpire Kumar Dharmasena bagged the David Shepherd Trophy for the ICC Umpire of the Year 2018 while Scotland’s Calum McLeod was named the ICC Associate Cricketer of the Year 2018.Also Read | Amazing feeling: Virat Kohli thrilled after sweeping ICC awards to create historyAlso Read | Rishabh Pant’s groundbreaking series in Australia: 20 catches and 350 runsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow Rishabh PantFollow ICC Awards 2017-18 Rishabh Pant named ICC Emerging Player of the Year after stellar 2018 seasonRishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a Test century in England, and equalled the record for the most catches taken in a Test, with 11 against Australia in Adelaide in December.advertisementlast_img read more

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10 Best Work Bags For Summer

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags The 12 Best Laptop Bags for Men Editors’ Recommendations Sprint Through Airport Security With These TSA-Approved Men’s Grooming Kits Raleigh Denim Workshop Makes Jeans with Artistry and Ingenuity in the U.S.A. The MNML Leather Highlander Travel Bag Makes Short-Term Trips a Breeze Just as attitudes towards what to wear to the office continue to trend in a casual vein, the concept of the traditional work bag has been undergoing somewhat of a quiet revolution. As Byron Peart of the fine, modern accessories brand WANT Essentiels de la Vie explains, it’s not because guys no longer have a need for them. Rather, it’s that “Men are no longer viewing their luggage or work bags from a strictly utilitarian perspective. We’re finding that men are looking for something sophisticated and stylish, which integrates seamless with their wardrobe.”Here at The Manual, we’re all in favor of soft, premium leather satchels and handsome totes to even the type of rucksack WANT is proposing with its new Kastrup style for the office. As Peart explains of the softer, streamlined option, “It is a great addition to a simple ensemble and can really allow your personal style to shine through in a professional setting.” With all the options out there, however, it’s worth keeping in mind the following three elements when shopping: versatility, aesthetics and durability. Fortunately, most bag makers know better than to veer from quality and good design.As Bill Adler, maker of Eugene, Oregon’s WILL Leather Goods, whose postman-inspired bag is featured here, puts it, “I think men would rather invest in a piece that will last than pick up the latest ‘it’ bag. Plus, leather is personal: the more you use it and work it in, the better it’ll look.”Following, 10 of the season’s sharpest-looking bags for making the best impression at the office:Eton leather satchel, Brooks England, $488; available at www.brooksengland.comKastrup backpack, WANT Essentiels de la Vie, $495; available at www.carsonstreetclothiers.comLondon organizer brief, Ecoalf, $145; available at www.bloomingdales.comMessenger bag, Banana Republic, $125; available at www.bananarepublic.comBlack plaid wax briefcase, Ernest Alexander, $295; available at www.clubmonaco.comSummit leather document brief, Jack Spade, $395; available at www.jackspade.comRed label large briefcase, Filson, $295; available at www.needsupply.comLife tote, J. Panther Luggage Co., $390; available at www.jplc.comDouglas postal bag, WILL Leather goods, $495; available at www.willleathergoods.comDay pack nylon bag, Mismo, $495; available at www.tres-bien.comlast_img read more

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Traffic Advisory Sydney

first_imgCAPE BRETON REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: Kenwood Drive On Friday, Aug. 18, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Kenwood Drive at the intersection of Conn Street in Sydney will be closed to all but local traffic during culvert repairs. A detour around the worksite will be provided for through traffic. -30-last_img

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Tweet Linking ISIS to Mossad Costs Moroccan Dutch Her Job

Rabat – A Moroccan Dutch lost her job at the Ministry of Justice of Holland after she posted a Tweet where she said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is a conspiracy from the Israeli secret services, known as Mossad.Yassmina Haifi, who works in the department of Cyber Security at the Ministry of Justice said in a Tweet on Tuesday: “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to defame Islam.”But following the controversy sparked by this tweet, the Moroccan Dutch was forced to remove it. To explain the reason behind her tweet, Yasmine said on her Twitter account:“I have just realized the political sensitivity of the tweet about ISIS that I have just removed. This was never my intention.”But it seems that her move did not dissuade the Ministry of Justice from taking a disciplinary action against her.Following it decision to dismiss her, Yassmina said in later tweets that she took full responsibility for her action, what she said was with full conviction, adding that ISIS deeds are “diametrically opposed to Islam’s preaching.”Voor de volledigheid: heb willen zeggen dat ISIS onmogelijk islamitisch kan zijn. daden ISIS staan lijnrecht tov de islam predikt— Yasmina Haifi (@HaifiY) August 13, 2014“For the record, I want to say that ISIS may not be possibly Islamic. ISIS deeds are diametrically compared Islam preaching.”Tot slot: ik neem volledig afstand van het gedachtengoed van ISIS en haar daden. En zeg dit met volle overtuiging. — Yasmina Haifi (@HaifiY) August 13, 2014“Finally, I take full responsibility for the ideas about ISIS and its actions. And say it with conviction.” read more

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Longoverdue justice necessary in Cambodia says SecretaryGeneral Ban

“I would like to remind the international community of the urgent importance of bringing to closure one of history’s darkest chapters,” Mr. Ban said in a statement.“The United Nations and the Royal Government of Cambodia remain actively engaged in efforts to hold the Khmer Rouge senior leaders and those most responsible accountable for their horrific crimes.”The Secretary-General said it was his hope that the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) – which has been operational since July 2006 – could soon deliver justice. Under an agreement signed by the UN and Cambodia, the ECCC was set up as an independent court using a mixture of Cambodian judges and staff and foreign personnel. It is designated to try those deemed most responsible for crimes and serious violations of Cambodian and international law between April 1975 and January 1979.Estimates vary but as many as three million people died during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, which was then followed by a protracted period of civil war in the impoverished country. 15 April 2008Noting that today is the tenth anniversary of the death of the notorious Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the United Nations-backed tribunal to “soon deliver long-overdue justice for the people” of the South-East Asian country. read more

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Citizenship for Overseas Sri Lankans

The Government has decided to amend the Citizenship Act No.18 of 1948 and the Immigration and Emigration Act No.20 of 1948 with a view to formalizing the granting of dual citizenships by the establishment of the “Overseas Sri Lankans” scheme, the government information department said.Acting Minister of Mass Media and Information Lakshman Yapa Abeywardene said that the proposal made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa and approved by the Cabinet will make room for pre- examination to satisfy that a person applying for dual citizenship in Sri Lanka has fulfilled the requirements to make him eligible for it, the information department said. To afford the opportunity of applying for dual citizenship to those who have registered under the above scheme, only after being subjected to a pre- examination after being placed in a state of probation for a period of 05 years. Establishing a new scheme called “Overseas Sri Lankans” with a view to affording facilities to persons who have terminated citizenship in Sri Lanka, and their under aged children to enter Sri Lanka and to stay in Sri Lanka. The main amendments to be made will include: Provisions will be made to exempt persons from the requirement of registration under the new scheme when the President is of the opinion that granting of dual citizenship in Sri Lanka for persons who have terminated their citizenship in Sri Lanka will be beneficial to national interest. read more

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Civil society raise concerns on Office on Missing Persons

Furthermore, the statement noted that the overall appointment process has thus far lacked transparency, contrary to what was specifically recommended by the Consultation Task Force.The operationalization of the OMP is the first significant step taken by the Sri Lankan Government to fulfil its promises with respect to the broader reconciliation agenda which it committed to, including through the co-sponsoring of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1.“As such, compliance with due process and transparency requirements is essential to ensure affected families’ and civil society’s trust in the government’s commitment to implement resolution 30/1. Indeed, the protracted delay in the establishment of the OMP compounded with procedural flaws observed thus far have contributed to eroding affected families’ confidence in the institution,” the statement added. “We appreciate the enactment of the OMP Act in August 2016. However, we have been concerned about the protracted delay in operationalizing the Office as well as the flawed process through which the OMP Act is being implemented. We are also disturbed by the lack of transparency in the appointment of the OMP members,” the local civil society said. Civil society organisations and individuals have raised concerns with regards to the process through which the legislation on the Office on Missing Persons (OMP) was enacted and the Office operationalised.Following the co-sponsoring of UN Human Rights Council resolution 30/1 in 2015, the Government of Sri Lanka made firm promises to establish the OMP by law, appoint credible and competent members to it and allocate adequate resources for its functioning. The civil society called upon the Constitutional Council and the President to fully abide by the principle of transparency and publicly disclose the list of OMP members, including the chairperson, and the process through which such members were selected. It appointed a Consultation Task Force to consult the public on the proposed transitional justice mechanisms, including the OMP; yet, to the disillusionment of those who made representations to the Task Force, the Government enacted the OMP Act before the publication of the Final Report of the Task Force.“Despite this initial rush in enacting the OMP Act, the President took nearly a year to assign the Act to a particular ministry. The President’s decision to assign the Act to himself in his capacity as Minister of National Integration and Reconciliation, despite serious doubts raised regarding the constitutionality of his decision, is also cause for concern. To date, the OMP members are yet to be appointed with no public information on the process of selection. We wish to express further concerns regarding this appointment process. The Constitutional Council called for applications, and recommended seven names to be appointed by the President in terms of section 4 of the OMP Act. We observe that the President is bound under section 5 of the Act to appoint the chairperson and OMP members within fourteen days of receiving the Constitutional Council’s recommendations. However, while this delay has lapsed, the names of the OMP members have not been publicly released,” the statement said. A statement signed by 70 civil society organisations and individuals noted that from the very outset, the Government of Sri Lanka adopted a flawed process with respect to the enactment and operationalization of the OMP Act. They also called upon the Government of Sri Lanka to ensure that such appointments are fully compliant with the spirit and letter of the OMP Act. In particular, specific attention must be paid to the credibility, experience and expertise of the members. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Viet Nam Children at risk of malnutrition in aftermath of Typhoon Damrey

Typhoon Damrey, or ‘Storm No.12,’ made landfall early Saturday morning, 4 November, hitting communities with pre-existing malnutrition concerns and lack of information on preparedness and protection from the disaster and its aftermath. “During a rapid assessment mission, [our] staff met with several vulnerable children […] who suffered much more from the ongoing consequences of the typhoon,” the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Monday. An estimated 150,000 children under the age of five are at risk of malnutrition and over 80,000 pregnant and nursing women in need special care. One such case is that of 11-month-old Ngan, who lives in a small fishing community in Phu Yen (about 1,200 kilometres from the capital, Hanoi), whose father is a casual worker on a fishing boat and the family is struggling to make ends meet, even during normal times. In the chaos during the first two days after the storm, Ngan’s parents were unable to find meat or fish on the local market and though there is food available now, the family cannot afford to buy sufficient quantities, resulting in reduced portions. Ngan’s mother is also not getting enough nutrition and has difficulty producing enough milk to breastfeed her child. According to UNICEF, in addition to malnutrition, children are also exposed to an increased risk of waterborne diseases as drinking water supply was interrupted for several days after the storm and people had to resort to unclean water for their consumption. Sanitation systems and latrines were also damaged, leaving people at increased risk of disease. “[We are] stepping up efforts to support national relief efforts to help the most affected families and children,” said the UN agency in the release. “Specific interventions look at addressing the increased risk of malnutrition through micronutrients and calories supplements for children and breastfeeding mothers and by training health workers on how to detect and treat malnutrition,” it added, noting also the importance of raising public awareness in the affected regions. As of this weekend, 123 people have died or are missing as a result of the storm. Overall, 4.33 million people are estimated to have been affected and among them 395,000 are in need of assistance. The typhoon damaged 137,836 houses and destroyed 3,483. Other UN agencies, including the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) have also been assisting in the response. read more

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Industry cautious over Digital Britain recommendations

“This is an ambitious and accelerated timetable for all involved but we welcome the clarity it provides to motorists and industry alike,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “There are already a number of digitally enabled products available for motorists as options but the long-term challenge will be for the broadcasters to invest in content and coverage to create demand for these products to be provided as standard. The report sets out a five-point plan to encourage take-up of digital radio in cars:·         Work with manufacturers so that vehicles sold with a radio are digitally enabled by the end of 2013.·         Support a common logo for digital radios and ensure that non-DAB radios and their limitations are clearly labelled.·         Encourage the development of portable digital converters.·         Promote the introduction of more sophisticated traffic information via DAB and comprehensive marketing by broadcasters.·         Work with European partners to develop a common European approach to digital radio. Industry, through the Digital Radio Working Group, had advised government that before it would commit to providing DAB as standard, digital coverage must be comparable to FM coverage in the UK. This report sets out an accelerated plan for switch-over which is also contingent on all national and commercial broadcasters investing in content. “Ultimate success will be achieved through working with government and content providers to deliver products which ensure that the investment is justified. We look forward to discussing the next steps with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the coming weeks,” he concluded. However, industry’s main concern regards the 32 million vehicles already on the road. Only a small percentage of these will already have DAB radios fitted and, while the report says that the remainder could be converted or use low cost aftermarket devices, the timetable is extremely challenging. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) welcomes the certainty that the Digital Britain report provides and government’s commitment to working with industry in the implementation of DAB radios in new cars by 2013, but has reservations about the ambitious timetable. The full Digital Britain can be accessed hereClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Thesis defences — July 8 to 12

The following is a list of thesis defences taking place at Brock from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12.All are open for the University community to attend.Psychology MA thesis defencesPsychology student Victoria Dykstra will defend the thesis “Lying to parents and peers: A longitudinal investigation of the relation between lying, relationship quality, and depression in late-childhood and early adolescence” on Tuesday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F.The examination committee includes Dawn Zinga, Chair; Angela Evans, Supervisor; Lindsay Malloy, External Examiner (Associate Professor, Forensic Psychology, Ontario Tech University); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director; and Andrew Dane and Teena Willoughby, Committee Members.—Psychology student Owen Daly will defend the thesis “A longitudinal person-centered examination of affinity for aloneness among children and adolescents’” on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. in Plaza 600F.The examination committee includes Mary-Beth Raddon, Chair; Teena Willoughby, Supervisor; Luc Goossens, External Examiner (School Psychology and Development in Context, Ku Leuven); Michael Busseri, Graduate Program Director and Committee Member; and Andrew Dane, Committee Member. Sociology MA thesis defenceMaster of Arts in Critical Sociology student Amber-Lee Vardi will defend the thesis “The policing of young motherhood” on Wednesday, July 10 at 1:30 p.m. in WH 147.The examination committee includes Angela Book, Chair; Rebecca Raby, Supervisor; Deirdre Kelly, External Examiner (Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia); Kevin Gosine, Graduate Program Director; and Shauna Pomerantz, Mary-Beth Raddon and Christine Tardif-Williams, Committee Members. read more

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The Weird Wide Web the week in online oddities

first_img– SuperSpectre1Uploaded by nyrainbow2Completely wrongThis is what happened when you typed “completely wrong” into a Google images search this week… so childish (snigger).First world problemsReady to feel awful about all your whining and bitching? This ought to do it…by TheGiftOfWaterStickers on the Central LineA group which describes itself as being “responsible for the beautification of the Central Line” has been jazzing up London’s Underground of late. The work of Stickers on the Central Line may be the bane of lost tourists – but, well… that’s not our problem. WELCOME TO THE Weird Wide Web – where we take a look at some of the internet’s best offerings in social media, tech, science and weird news.Facebook is like…So, the world’s biggest social networking service has brought out its first major advert.With this ad, we presume Facebook meant to strike a profound tone. Instead, they have ended up with a disembodied voice discussing how dark and cold the universe is… and something about chairs. Not a great start.Uploaded by digitelvideosOn the plus side, it’s just begging to be parodied and – of course – the internet has obliged.Uploaded by donalmulliganThe softer side of YouTube commentsMark Slutsky, creator of SadYouTube, has trawled through millions of YouTube comments (a trying task) to pick out the “nuggets of humanity” in response to the music presented there. Buzzfeed has picked out 11 of the best – but be warned: they are a little bit heartbreaking.High school. After lunch, some of the girls would dance on the gym floor, before classes. Beth, JoEllen, Nina, to name a few. This song had come out, and they just danced to it. I remember sitting, and waiting for my favorite girl to come out. When she did, my heart beat sped up till I thought I would pass out. She knew I was there. I heard it at Travis AFB, before going to Nam. I just cried, while waiting to board the plane.last_img read more

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Mam Im not going to school today what if the kids ask

first_imgThe women said that it’s very difficult for people to deal with the taboo around homelessness.Tamara Kearns said it’s degrading for people to find themselves in this situation and it’s through no fault of their own.Another mother Gwen Connell said unless social housing is built this problem is going to get worse.She had to separate from her family when she became homeless some months ago. She said:Nobody should be allowed be evicted after a rent increase if they have nowhere to go.The group are appealing to people affected to get involved with their housing action group. “We have set up a Facebook page so families can make contact.”HousingDuring the 1970s, the average build of social housing annually was between 6,000 to 10,000.Last year, it was less than 300 and that’s with an increased population. Tamara Kearns and her son Paul Source: Laura Hutton via Photocall IrelandTamara Kearns added, “This isn’t just about getting homeless people off the streets and under a roof.Emergency accommodation is not suitable for families. They have to build actual houses, both social and affordable.Gwen Connell said, “The Housing Minister only talked about raising the rent allowance caps on a case-by-case basis. Other European countries have rent controls but this government leaves landlords with all the power.”Cllr Ruth Coppinger, who is assisting the families, added:“What exactly did the establishment think was going to happen ? They allowed housing be controlled by the private market for profit and forced councils to put tenants in private accommodation at great cost to the taxpayer, rather than building homes.A public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Mountview Community Centre, Dublin 15.Read: “End rent allowance discrimination”: Families to protest over homelessness in Dublin>Read: Peter McVerry Trust says there’s been an increase in the number of homeless families> FIVE MOTHERS WHO were evicted over rent increases came out together today demanding action on the housing shortage.Philomena Deans is a mother of two from Dublin 13.She’s currently living in emergency accommodation in the city centre.She explained how her nine-year-old son worries about being judged for living there.He said to her, “Mam I’m not going to school today, what if the kids ask me where I live.”Deans described the conditions at the emergency accommodation as damp and filthy saying that “the children are in and out of Temple Street with chest conditions”.She also said the children had hair lice, rashes, midget bites and sores on their mouths due to the conditions of the accommodation.A 7-month-old child had to go back to a hotel as the accommodation just wasn’t suitable for a baby.Taboo Margaret Stapleton and Cllr Ruth Coppinger Source: Laura Hutton via Photocall IrelandMargaret Stapleton from Carpenterstown challenged politicians to live in her shoes for a week.She also described how she wants to get out of this ‘welfare web’, saying:I want a home for my kids so they can work when they’re older and be good law abiding people.last_img read more

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Master Chief goes to college to sell Windows PCs

first_imgI recall my initial tour of the University of Kentucky campus to be a pretty dry affair. There was a a lot of walking and some mildly interesting facts muttered about the names lettered onto various buildings.One thing that was definitely missing from my tour was a uniformed UNSC Spartan from Halo. That has a lot to do with the fact that the original Xbox wasn’t even a daydream back in 1994, but I still feel like I got the shaft after watching Microsoft’s latest promo spot.AdChoices广告The clever 30-second clip (which you can watch below) features the Spartan getting dinged in the helmet by an inaccurate frisbee toss. His return fling is a tad overpowered, and mild hilarity ensues.It’s all about creating more buzz for Microsoft’s back-to-school promotion, which offers up a free 4GB Xbox 360 console to any student who purchases a Windows PC priced $699 or higher. The offer is valid until September 3, 2011 in the U.S. and Canada, and while the 4GB of storage may have you saying “meh,” it’s still about a $200 throw-in. Apple’s only waving a $100 gift certificate for the App Store,  iTunes, and its other online offerings for a back-to-school deal.Sure, it would have been even cooler if our anonymous Spartan friend had rolled up in a Scorpion or bailed out of a passing Pelican, but at least you can daydream about sharing a dorm room with a guy who knows how to handle a gravity hammer.More at Windows Team Bloglast_img read more

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Senior housing options on the rise in Clark County

first_imgSome trendy new residential communities are rising around Clark County and they’re showing what one might call “moxie.”Offering gyms, movie theaters and even in-house hairstylists, the buildings are booking fast even though they aren’t open yet. Rents start in the low $1,000s and only go up from there.These are not downtown high-rises aimed at the millennial generation. They are senior living facilities.Demand for senior housing is growing as baby boomers enter their golden years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clark County’s share of residents age 65 and older grew nearly 40 percent — by about 20,000 people — between 2010 and 2016. The demographic is growing faster than the overall population.Senior living facilities, while still dominated by older generations, are rising to gather new retirees. Industry experts say the newest buildings could be just the beginning as the aging population gets bigger. Meanwhile, cities are adjusting building codes and even offering incentives to developers to prepare for the shift.New buildings, new lifestyles“I was all by myself in a big house,” said Don Smith, 87. The Korean War veteran saw his neighbor’s air conditioning fail, holding comfort hostage for $12,000 in repairs.Smith, seeking a residence he didn’t have to maintain, signed a lease at The Lofts at Glenwood Place last month. There, residents live like apartment dwellers but with access to housekeeping. They can add a la carte services, such as meals or transportation.last_img read more

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT 10 Wilmington Students Graduate From University Of New Hampshire

first_imgDURHAM, NH — The following Wilmington students graduated from the University of New Hampshire in May 2019:Daniella Almeida graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree in Communication Science & DisordersJoseph Castellano graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration/FinanceAbigail Chase graduated with a BS degree in Biomedical ScienceDanielle Gianatassio graduated with a BS degree in Hospitality ManagementDelaney Glinner graduated with a BSCIVE degree in Civil EngineeringJoseph Hydorn graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration/FinanceAndrew Murray graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Business Administration: AccountingNicholas Raffi graduated with a BSENVE degree in Environmental EngineeringGlenn Sullivan graduated with a BS degree in Business Administration/FinanceThomas Magee graduated with a BA degree in Economics: Money & Financial MarketsStudents who received the honor of summa cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.85-4.0; students who received the honor of magna cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.65-3.84; and students who received the honor of cum laude graduated with a GPA of 3.50-3.64. Students are only graduated after the Registrar’s Office has certified that all degree requirements have been successfully completed. Participating in the commencement ceremony is the act of honoring and celebrating academic achievement.(NOTE: The above announcement is from the University of New Hampshire via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSTUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 6 Wilmington Students Graduated From University Of Rhode IslandIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: 4 Wilmington Students Graduate From Roger Williams UniversityIn “Education”9 Wilmington Students Graduate From University of New HampshireIn “Education”last_img read more

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