Vasundhara flyover thrown open to commuters now

first_imgGhaziabad: Aiming to curb the menace of traffic in inner parts of the city, the much awaited fly-over at Vasundhara cut in Ghaziabad was thrown open to public by Minister of state for road transport and highways Ret. Gen V K Singh on Thursday.The project which has been funded by Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA)’s infrastructure fund and constructed by UP bridge corporation has been completed in a record time of 14 months, said GDA officials. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarSpeaking on the occasion, the minister said that the project could be completed in record time because of good coordination between different agencies like the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA), the Municipal Corporation, the district administration and the state highway authorities. “There are several other infrastructural projects in the city which are undergoing construction while some are in their last stage. Each project has its own significance and is will contribute to all round development of the District. We will ensure a full support from the government into these projects,” said Singh. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot FinanceAs per a senior GDA officer, the construction work at newly inaugurated flyover started in April 2018 and got completed in May 2019. “The 586 meters long six-lane flyover project has been completed in record time which is itself an milestone for GDA. The total cost for the construction of project is Rs 49 crores and is aimed to curb the menace of traffic in the area. The flyover will majorly benefit the residents of Trans hindon area including Vasundhara and indirapuram as it will end the traffic jam at Vasundhara crossing. The flyover will also provide an unhindered traffic movement from Mohan Nagar to Vasundhara saving nearly 10-15 minutes while travelling to inner parts of the city,” said V N Singh, Chief Engineer, GDA. At the inaugural ceremony, apart from the minister, Ghaziabad Mayor Asha Sharma, MLA Sahibabad Sunil Kumar Sharma, GDA Vice-Chairperson Kanchan Verma, Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari and other senior GDA and municipal officials were present.last_img read more

India team selection for WI tour postponed due to new CoA diktat

first_imgNew Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Thursday decided to change the age-old rule of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary convening the selection committee meeting of the Indian team by handing the responsibility to the chief selector — currently MSK Prasad. And that has seen the selection meeting to pick the team for the West Indies tour get postponed to Sunday. Sources in the know of developments said that the directive of the CoA has led to a complete change of plan and that had led to a delay in the process. Also Read – Andy Murray to make Grand Slam return at Australian Open”The change in the rule announced by the CoA means that the Secretary will not convene the meeting and that is behind the delay as that has leads to some complexities which need to be addressed,” the source explained. The CoA has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesn’t need to do so anymore. Also Read – Fast bowler Behrendorff to undergo spinal surgery”The Committee of Administrators have been informed that the practice of the Secretary convening and attending Selection Committee meetings has continued even after the new BCCI constitution has become effective. Further, it is learnt that the Selection Committees continue to address emails to Secretary to seek his approval in relation to any change or replacement in the team(s). “Similarly, the Selection Committees continue to address e-mails to the Secretary seeking his approval on travel arrangements and posting for selectors to watch and attend cricket matches. The Selection Committee does not need any approval either from the Secretary or the CEO in relation to any selection made or change or replacement in the team,” the CoA declared. A senior BCCI official asked if the CoA wasn’t aware of the constitution till now and if it took them a year to realise the rules and regulations of the constitution that was registered by the committee itself. “The new Constitution of the BCCI has been mandated by the Supreme Court and in that regard it is correct that it must be followed. Why did it dawn on the CoA now after nearly about a year since it was registered? What triggered this awakening? Do they not know what is happening in the Board,” the official enquired. The official went on to add that if the constitution was indeed being followed, then the office bearers should also be allowed to work as per the new rules and regulations. “Do they also plan to allow the office bearers to work as per the new constitution or do they only wish to restrict? As per the new constitution, the office bearers are ex-officio members of the Apex Council and if the CoA think of themselves as the Apex Council, then in that role the office bearers who are also in a manner, court appointed, must also be part of the meetings with their votes on these issues. “It is clear that the office bearers are not being allowed to function even as per the new constitution. So, it is basically the adoption of an arbitrary pick and choose policy by the CoA,” he rued.last_img read more

Jordin Sparks Helps Reading Is Fundamental Celebrate 50 Years

first_imgReading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s largest children’s literacy organization, celebrated its 50th anniversary of inspiring children to read, learn and grow by hosting a virtual birthday party at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School in Washington, D.C.Jordin Sparks reads with a student from Amidon-Bowen Elementary School during Reading Is Fundamental’s 50th AnniversaryCredit/Copyright: Kevin Wolf/AP Images for Reading Is FundamentalAward-winning singer and actress, Jordin Sparks; passionate advocate, actor and musician, Tray Chaney; and notable children’s author, Tara Lazar joined D.C. Council Members, parents, and DC Public School officials to commemorate the milestone. The event featured live performances, a Happy Birthday sing along, a children’s story read aloud and birthday cake for fourth grade students. In addition, all of the students at the school received birthday-inspired activities and free books, including Dr. Seuss’ Happy Birthday to You! and Tara Lazar’s Normal Norman. The anniversary celebration was sponsored by State Farm, who made a $10,000 donation for books for the school library.“Since 1966, RIF has been an important and influential voice in support of children’s literacy and, in partnership with a grassroots network of hundreds of thousands of RIF volunteers in schools and communities nationwide, we have impacted the lives of more than 40 million children,” noted Alicia Levi, president and CEO of Reading Is Fundamental. “Communities and government officials across the country took part in today’s celebration by issuing a RIF Day Proclamation to recognize the amazing impact RIF has on the lives of children.”The story of RIF began a half a century ago with a simple yet innovative idea – deliver free books to children who don’t have one to call their own. Since Margaret McNamara first founded RIF in 1966, the organization has become an important and influential voice in support of children’s literacy.“I love to read books and as a child, I would stay up way past my bedtime and read in my bed with a flashlight,” said Jordin Sparks. “Having the opportunity to inspire the students at Amidon-Bowen and others of all ages who tuned in proves to show just how much I believe in Reading Is Fundamental’s mission. I am incredibly honored to support them.”“I am a huge fan of Reading is Fundamental and the work they do to improve reading skills for kids,” noted actor and musician Tray Chaney. “As a father, I know first-hand the importance of reading aloud to children and helping them discover the adventures found in a good book. I truly believe we can all make a difference in the lives of young people simply by reading together.”“As a children’s author, I know not every child has a book at home to read. That’s why it was so much fun to see the kids dive in to the free books they received as part of Reading Is Fundamental’s 50th anniversary celebration,” said Normal Norman author, Tara Lazar. “Ensuring kids have access to books is vitally important to setting them on a path to read and learn and I’m so glad to be part of RIF’s rich legacy.”For schools and community organizations who were not able to join in the live broadcast, a recorded version is available on RIF.org/50. Parents, teachers and program coordinators can continue the emphasis on literacy by downloading free birthday-theme literacy activities to extend learning. In addition, book lovers can promote reading by taking an online pledge to read books to a special child in your life and downloading RIF’s free 50 e-book library provided by ustyme. Normal Norman books were supplied by Sterling Publishing and Happy Birthday to You! books were supplied by Penguin Random House to all the students at Amidon-Bowen to own and take home.last_img read more

Saputo reaches deal to acquire Australian dairy firm for 129 billion

first_imgMONTREAL – Montreal-based dairy giant Saputo Inc. announced Thursday it has reached a $1.29-billion agreement to acquire Australia’s Murray Goulburn Co-Operative Co. Limited.The Australian dairy company produces products for the international market under the Devondale, Liddells and Murray Goulburn Ingredients brands.Murray Goulburn makes a variety of dairy products including milk, milk powder, cheese, butter and infant formula.Saputo said the agreement has been unanimously recommended by Murray Goulburn’s board of directors and is subject to shareholder approval.The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission also needs to approve the deal.Saputo (TSX:SAP) said it expects the transaction to close in the first half of 2018.last_img read more

Rain lashes Assam due to Fani impact

first_imgGuwahati: Most parts of Assam witnessed incessant rains on Saturday due to the impact of cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades. Following the rains, the state government has issued an alert to suspend ferry services between Jorhat and Majuli, Guwahati and North Guwahati, Dhubri and other places from Saturday to Sunday. While flight services from Guwahati has been suspended till Saturday evening, the Northeast Frontier Railway has also cancelled several trains to Kolkata and Odisha. Similarly, trains from Kolkata and Odisha to Assam were also cancelled. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Weather experts at the Regional Meteorological Centre at Borjhar had warned of heavy rains accompanied by strong winds to lash the northeastern states on Saturday and Sunday. Assam government had earlier warned the district administrations to remain alert ahead of Fani and deployed 40 companies of National Disaster Rescue Force at some vulnerable locations across the state. As of Saturday, Fani has weakened into a “cyclonic storm leaving no more major threat” for West Bengal. It is situated at Shantipur in Nadia district about 60 km north of Kolkata, and is likely to enter Bangaldesh around Saturday noon. The cyclone made landfall in Odisha on Friday morning.last_img read more

Smart Traffic System Coming to Casablanca this April

Rabat – Traffic congestion in Casablanca may improve with the implementation of a new smart traffic system being initiated this April to notify drivers of approaching traffic jams in the city’s major thorough fares.The smart system consists of hundreds of cameras, a smart red light control system and smartphone applications.  It’s designed to solve Casablanca’s ongoing traffic crisis. The construction of a central command station is currently underway and is set to be operational this April.According the French-language news source, L’economiste, the system will manage the traffic in a comprehensive way using apps that will notify drivers of the streets where traffic congestion is occurring, prompting them to use alternative routes, thereby limiting further bottlenecking. Deputy Mayor in charge of Mobility and Transport, Mohamed Bourrahim, quoted in the same source, stated “The first phase of the project already ended in December.” In this phase, sensors were placed at major roundabouts. The second phase, which is currently underway, consists of installing hundreds of cameras at these same roundabouts.The central command station is being constructed in the headquarters of the police prefecture and will manage the new traffic and safety system. This station will have two main missions; a security component that is police-managed, and a traffic management component run jointly by the police and the Casablanca Urban Community.The central command station is expected to be a state-of-the-art traffic management system geared towards informing road users, boasting the installation of dynamic panels, which indicate the locations of car parks and information on the number of places available.The system will have a transmission network of over 220 km of fiber optics, more than 750 cameras placed on 200 crossroads and will also integrate more than 600 existing cameras. read more

Financials help lift Toronto stocks higher US stock markets also climb

The Canadian Press Companies in this story: (TSX:GSPTSE, TSX:CADUSD=X) TORONTO — A broad-based rally led by the financials sector helped lift Canada’s main stock index higher in late-morning trading while U.S. markets also climbed higher.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 71.77 points at 16,159.32.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 92.49 points at 25,802.43. The S&P 500 index was up 12.31 points at 2,820.79, while the Nasdaq composite was up 64.48 points at 7,695.39.The Canadian dollar traded for 74.92 cents US compared with an average of 75.04 cents US on Thursday.The April crude contract was down 25 cents at US$58.36 per barrel and the April natural gas contract was down 4.4 cents at US$2.811 per mmBTU.The April gold contract was up US$7.50 at US$1,302.60 an ounce and the May copper contract was up 1.30 cents at US$2.9045 a pound. read more

Air Canada says services restored after massive system outage causes flight delays

Air Canada says it has restored its computer systems after a morning outage led to delays across the airline’s operations.The company says it expects some continued flight delays as it works to clear the backlog caused by a disruption of its airport systems, check-in and customer service centres.Airports in Toronto and Vancouver had reported disrupted flight schedules because of the technical issues along with congested terminals.Air Canada union files human rights complaint over ‘systemic discrimination and harassment’ of flight attendantsComputer issues temporarily shut down Air Canada check-in, call centre operationsAir Canada customers in Canada and abroad took to Twitter to complain of long lines, flight delays and other travel disruptions because of the computer problems.The company apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their patience.The disruption came two weeks after the airline had a computer issue that disrupted web and mobile check-ins and call centre operations and delayed boarding on some flights. read more

Game hunters in Cyprus beware Do not enter UNmonitored buffer zone

“Hunters wearing camouflage outfits and carrying guns are easily mistaken for soldiers,” the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) said in a news release. “Firing guns in the area between the ceasefire lines increases tension because soldiers on duty cannot immediately determine where the shots have come from and may feel obliged to react.“Moreover, in the past some hunters with loaded weapons have proved to be a hazard to each other and to UNFICYP patrols in the buffer zone,” it added. Reminding hunters of “the need to conduct themselves in a responsible fashion, both for their own safety and for that of others,” it called on everyone to exercise caution and the highest standards of safety. The UN has been involved in the Mediterranean island since March 1964 when UNFICYP was set up to prevent a recurrence of fighting, contribute to the maintenance and restoration of law and order, and contribute to a return to normal conditions. Currently the fourth-oldest UN peacekeeping operation in the world, it seeks to maintain stability in the buffer zone and ensure that there is no alteration of the status quo along the two ceasefire lines drawn in 1974 after renewed fighting. read more

CN moves record grain in secondquarter anticipates growth into next year

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Canadian National Railway is predicting continuing strong results in 2014 after delivering second-quarter earnings Monday that beat expectations amid higher freight volumes generated by a record Canadian grain crop, strong energy markets and market share gains, particularly in intermodal traffic.CN says it expects to deliver “solid double-digit” EPS growth over the $3.06 per share in adjusted earnings last year, while free cash flow should be between $1.8 billion and $2 billion, up from $1.6 billion to $1.7 billion in its prior forecast.After a slow start hampered by extreme winter weather, the Montreal-based railway has moved about 5,500 carloads of grain weekly for the past two to three months as shipments in the quarter rose 70 per cent above the prior year.The remaining waiting list represents only about one week of shipments from the Prairies, while grain vessel lineups at all ports are back to normal.“As I speak today in the middle of July, our Canadian grain supply chain is fully back in sync,” CEO Claude Mongeau said Monday during a conference call to discuss the company’s results.The railway expects to set a record for the year, ending nearly 25 per cent higher than average as of July 31, with a total of 18 million tonnes of the harvest expected to move this year, six million tonnes more than average.“Add to this the new crop and the need to move it, we should be moving record volumes of grain well into the spring and even summer of next year,” he told analysts.The country’s largest railway (TSX:CNR) beat expectations as its second-quarter profit increased 18 per cent to $847 million while revenues rose 17 per cent to a record of $3.12 billion.The Montreal-based railway said adjusted profit amounted to $1.03 per diluted share, up from $717 million or 84 cents per diluted share on $2.67 billion in revenue a year ago.The adjusted profit in the quarter ended June 30 was three cents above analyst forecasts.Besides higher volumes, the results were helped by a weaker Canadian dollar and freight rate increases.Revenue ton-miles grew by 14 per cent and carloadings increased 11 per cent.“We’re very pleased that we’ve had a very swift recovery following what were tough winter conditions and we did exactly what our customers would expect in terms of getting those supply chains back in sync,” Mongeau said.Revenues increased for grain and fertilizers (35 per cent), metals and minerals (20 per cent), intermodal (17 per cent), petroleum and chemicals (17 per cent) automotive (15 per cent), forest products (nine per cent) and coal (five per cent).Asked if the increased volumes shipped will ease acrimony between the rail and grain industries, Mongeau said he hopes facts will be used by government to shape policy.“We lost perspective in the winter with the grain situation,” Mongeau said of the government siding with the grain sector to set legislation ordering rail companies to double the amount of grain they moved each week to a minimum of one million tonnes and using 11,000 cars.“We were hitting record volume last fall…The winter was very difficult but when you look at the entire winter at the end of it, with the strong March performance, we came in with volumes that were only two per cent less than an average winter and since then we are hitting absolute records.”CN Rail’s operating ratio, which measures operating expenses as a percentage of revenues and where lower is better, improved to 59.6 per cent from 60.9 per cent a year earlier. That’s the best second-quarter result and third-lowest for any quarter.In addition to grain, the railway saw growth in most categories of freight, including crude.“There is solid demand pretty much across North America. We are growing faster than the economy — at mid- to high-single-digits growth,” added chief marketing officer Jean-Jacques Ruest.Earlier in the day, CN’s shares hit an all-time high of $73.61, but closed down 13 cents to $72.95 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Calgary-based Canadian Pacific Railway (TSX:CP) said last week its net income rose 48 per cent to $371 million or $2.11 per share despite the lingering effects of a harsh winter.Follow @RossMarowits on Twitter by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 21, 2014 2:49 pm MDT CN moves record grain in second-quarter, anticipates growth into next year read more

Alerte Météo France rouge risque élevé davalanches dans les Pyrénées

first_imgAlerte Météo France rouge : risque élevé d’avalanches dans les PyrénéesLes départements des Pyrénées-Atlantiques et les Hautes-Pyrénées ont été placés ce matin en état d’alerte rouge par Météo France en raison des risques d’avalanches. C’est la première fois que ce niveau maximal d’alerte et de vigilance est déclenché en France.L’état d’alerte rouge a été déclenché aujourd’hui dans les massifs Aspe-Ossau (Pyrénées-Atlantiques) et Haute-Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées) devant un risque exceptionnel d’avalanches susceptibles de menacer les routes et même certaines habitations. C’est la première fois que ce niveau de vigilance est décrété en France pour des avalanches depuis 2001 et l’instauration de l’actuel système d’alerte météorologique, a indiqué Météo France. Cette alerte rouge concerne une fenêtre comprise entre minuit et midi ce mercredi.Pour l’heure, les services de secours n’ont pas eu à intervenir mais ils restent en état d’alerte par précaution. Les autorités préfectorales s’attendent en effet à un évènement d’une intensité inconnue depuis décembre 1990 dans les Pyrénées. “On s’attend à des coulées d’avalanches, à de grosses avalanches même, qui pourront couper les routes et peut-être bousculer des habitations isolées”, expliquait mardi Patrick Bornuat, ingénieur à la cellule avalanches de Météo France Pyrénées. “On a une situation dangereuse”, a-t-il prévenu cité par l’AFP.Les villages ne devraient pas être inquiétés car depuis des années tout est fait pour éloigner les populations des couloirs d’avalanches référencés. Néanmoins, le spécialiste souligne que les avalanches pourraient prendre des trajectoires inattendues et que, si la menace est moindre en dehors des massifs concernés, “quasiment la totalité des Pyrénées est en vigilance orange, ce qui veut dire que des avalanches, il va y en avoir ailleurs aussi, de l’Andorre [ … ] jusqu’au Pays basque”. 12 départements toujours en alerte orange À lire aussi(VIDÉO) Un radar détecte un nuage de coccinelles de 80 kilomètres de largePar ailleurs, 12 autres départements ont été placés en état d’alerte orange face aux risques posés par les intempéries hivernales : Charente, Dordogne, Corrèze, Lot, Aveyron, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Aude, Hérault et Haute-Vienne. Dans ces régions, les risques sont plutôt liés aux chutes de neige et au verglas tandis que dans l’Ariège et la Haute-Garonne (également en vigilance orange), Météo France craint aussi des avalanches.Des routes ont également été interdites à  circulation, c’est le cas de la RN320 entre l’Hospitalet près l’Andorre en Ariège et La Vignole, dans les Pyrénées-Orientales. Le préfet des Hautes-Pyrénées a décidé de fermer les départementales 118 et 918 menant aux stations de ski de Piau-Engaly et de La Mongien ainsi que quasiment toutes les stations comme Gavarnie, Hautacam et Cauterets. Certains départements, comme l’Aude, le Tarn et la Haute-Garonne ont également suspendu les transports scolaires.Météo France et des autorités conseillent d’éviter, si possible, tous les déplacements sur les routes en altitude et de suivre à la lettre les instructions en vigueur dans les stations de ski et les communes de montagne.Le 16 janvier 2013 à 11:38 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Fire exposes Nassau vulnerabilities

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, March 6, 2017 – Nassau – The Fire at Jubilee Gardens exposes a string of vulnerabilities in the country’s most populated island and capital, Nassau and now officials are trying to help residents cope with the loss as they summon resources to avoid the fire ever happening again. Top priority though is totally extinguishing the inferno.Up to late last night, the reports were that the fire was still raging in Jubilee Gardens and while there is no official count on the homes consumed in the blaze believed to have been caused by embers from the nearby Harold Road dump blown onto the houses of the people living so nearby; the loss is significant.   The Fire Department was said to be outmatched by the fire which was fanned by 35mph winds and residents were ordered to get out of the community.For years the cry had gone out to remove the dump site; the leading thoughts were linked to mainly to the toxic and foul fumes from the city dump; this morning we grieve as it is proving to have posed so much more of a hazard.  Tall Pines MP, Leslie Miller said he has never seen anything like it in 35 years and believes, as in times past, the dump was lit by stragglers.Prime Minister Christie was on the scene yesterday too, explaining that The Bahamas was in dialogue with the US and said his government will find someone to manage the site, that talks toward this effort are in advanced stages.Residents see it as mere talk though; outraged, broken and disappointed that a government subdivision would be constructed within yards of the dangerous dump. Smoke from the massive fire could be seen black, menacing, billowing from miles away. Airport fire trucks were deployed to the scene to help the domestic unit and Defense Force officers are on board to add manpower.The Kendall Isaacs Gym was opened as a shelter, the Flamingo Gardens Clinic was opened for medical care and NEMA also informed that the Human Society was available as an animal shelter.  Early reports were of smoke inhalation so far. There is no school today for Acquinas College.#MagneticMediaNews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Scripps Ranch High School was in lockdown after a threat made against

first_img KUSI Newsroom, December 6, 2018 Posted: December 6, 2018 SCRIPPS RANCH (KUSI) – Scripps Ranch High School was in lock-down for several hours Thursday while police investigate a threat made against the campus, according to the San Diego Unified School District.The lockdown at Scripps Ranch High School was lifted around 1 p.m. and activities at the Treena Street campus have returned to normal, according to the San Diego Unified School District.This is a developing story, please check back for more updates. Scripps Ranch High School was in lockdown after a threat made against the campuscenter_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom Updated: 1:07 PMlast_img read more

3day lifestyle exhibition inaugurated in Vijayawada

first_imgVijayawada: Threads & Jewells lifestyle exhibition was inaugurated at Sri Sesha Sai Kalyana Vedika here on Sunday with its best haute couture, exclusive wear, home decor and luxury products. The 3-day exhibition is being organised to showcase a wide range of collections from some of the niche and top-notch designers from across the country for women especially during the auspicious Sravana masam season. Dazzling jewellery, sensational trousseau, lifestyle upholstery, accessories and a lot more are at display and sale. Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us “If you’re looking to shop for weddings/ family functions, this is the place. Bringing outstanding designers from all over the country under one roof should tempt you enough. Find a million options before you seal the deal with your outfits and jewellery”, said exhibition organiser G Revathi. Public can throng the expo venue between 10 am and 9 pm, she added.last_img read more

SC rejects Khaledas plea to change court

first_imgBNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. File photoThe Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition filed by Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia to change the court to hold hearing of Zia Orphanage Trust Graft case against her, reports UNB. A five-member bench led by acting chief justice M Wahab Miah passed the order. Earlier, on Sunday, after concluding hearing, the SC set today (Monday) for delivering verdict. Khaleda Zia filed the petition on 6 August. Later, the High Court rejected the petition on 20 August. The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July, 2008 with Ramna policestation accusing Khaleda Zia, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK after securing bail, and four others for misappropriating over Tk 21. 0 million (2.10 crore) that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.last_img read more

Schoolgirl raped in Sylhet

first_imgA fourth-grader schoolgirl was raped allegedly by two youths at Khursupur village in Sylhet’s Osmaninagar upazila on Saturday, reports UNB.Locals said the girl was collecting vegetables from the field near her house in the morning around 10:00am.Then Ismail and his associate Hafizur ushered the girl to an under construction building site where they forcibly raped her, they added.Hearing the scream of the girl, locals rushed in and the rapists managed to flee the scene.Later, the girl was taken to one stop crisis centre at Osmani Medical College Hospital, locals also said.Al-Mahmud, officer-in-charge of Osmaninagar police station, said soon after the incident, police arrested one rapist – Ismail, 26, son of Chadik Ullah of the village.Police started conducting drives to arrest the other rapist Hafizur. A case was filed with the police station in this connection, the OC added.last_img read more

AIDA 20 brings a full panel plus some location display to drivers

first_img More information: senseable.mit.edu/aida/ In the AIDA 2.0 system all of the information that the driver needs will be placed onto the dashboard and surrounding areas. While this will make the information easily accessible, it may also lead to potential distractions on the road. The new virtual display now consists of the entirety of the dashboard, the console, the instrument panel, and the wing mirrors. Working in conjunction, they create one virtual display that is able to update itself as you move. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (PhysOrg.com) — If you remember the AIDA (Affective, Intelligent Driving Agent) system, which came out roughly a year and a half ago, then you remember that it was a joint project, made by MIT and Volkswagen, that put a robot head in your dashboard. The head gave driving directions to end users. The newest version, AIDA 2.0, has gotten rid of the talking head, and turned the entire view of the car into one large navigation display. Explore further While this idea does seem really cool, like something out of a Tron movie, it does stretch the drivers view, and could potentially distract from the stretch of road in front of the driver, and the other cars on the road. On the bright side, the system is both adaptive and considerate. The system will, over time, learn facts about you such as the types of places where you like to eat and the activities that you are interested in. Then, it will search through information about the area and tell you about things that you may be interested in that are close by. As with any adaptive system, the more you use it, the better it will become. No word has been given yet about when consumers will see the AIDA 2.0 system in cars. © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: AIDA 2.0 brings a full panel, plus some, location display to drivers (w/ video) (2011, May 4) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-05-aida-full-panel-drivers-video.html AIDA Robot Aims To Change The Way We Interact With Our Car (w/ Video)last_img read more

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