A day after a 21-year-old Dalit man was reportedly killed for keeping and riding a horse in a village in the Bhavnagar district of Gujarat, local police have detained three persons in connection with the murder.However, a senior police official from Bhavnagar said on Saturday, “It is not yet established that the deceased was killed for keeping a horse. There might have been other reasons also. Only after the arrest of those involved and their interrogation can we say what led to his murder.”Pradeep Rathod was killed on Thursday night. His family has alleged that some people from the upper castes had not liked him keeping a horse in the house and had threatened to kill him several times in the past.
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Transfers Chelsea January transfer news LIVE: Christensen signs new deal for Blues Goal Last updated 1 year ago 03:20 1/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Transfers Chelsea Premier League Goal brings you all the latest news, rumours and deals related to the Blues as the January transfer window heats up Christensen signs new Chelsea contractAndreas Christensen signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced Tuesday.The 21-year-old defender has been a solid player for Antonio Conte’s side this season, making 22 appearances so far.The new deal will keep him at Stamford Bridge until 2022, after he initially signed with the Blues in 2012 and spent the last two seasons on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach. 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 Check out the full story right here on Goal! Sandro asking price frustrates ChelseaChelsea’s efforts to land Alex Sandro are being frustrated by the high asking price Juventus have slapped on their player, claims the Telegraph .Sandro has long been a target for Antonio Conte, who is keen to bolster his options at the back. But Juve reportedly are holding out for £60 million, a fee the Blues are not willing to match.Chelsea, Arsenal & Man Utd battle for BaileyChelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal are set to battle for the signature of Leon Bailey, according to the Mirror .The Bayer Leverkusen winger is likely to command a fee of more than £40 million, although his club are reluctant to sell.Mourinho tells Man Utd: Buy Kante or I’m offJose Mourinho has demanded Manchester United buy N’Golo Kante if they want him to stay at the club, states Don Balon .The Chelsea star is now considered one of the world’s finest defensive midfielders, and his talents have left Mourinho as a keen admirer.Madrid looking to sign Marcos AlonsoReal Madrid president Florentino Perez is considering replacing Marcelo with Chelsea’s Marcos Alonso, according to Don Balon .Los Blancos are ready to overhaul their roster and move on from the Brazilian left-back, who turns 30 in May.Alonso reportedly would be brought in to split minutes with 20-year-old Theo Hernandez.Ronaldo prefers Chelsea moveCristiano Ronaldo would prefer a move to Chelsea as he weighs up leaving Real Madrid, according to Don Balon .The Portuguese continues to be linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu, with the Blues among those that have expressed an interest.Should he depart Ronaldo wants a move to the Premier League, and with Manchester United seemingly not interested in bringing him back to Old Trafford Chelsea are set to be the next best option.Sevilla want Batshuayi on loanSevilla are keen on taking Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi on loan for the rest of the season, Goal understands.The Blues striker has seen his opportunities limited at Stamford Bridge under Antonio Conte and could make the move to La Liga as he looks for more starts in a World Cup year. Check out the full story right here on Goal! Chelsea defender to join Sunderland on loanYoung Chelsea defender Jake Clarke-Salter has joined Sunderland on loan for the rest of the season.The 20-year-old was a member of the England Under-20 side to win the World Cup last summer but has made just one first-team appearance under Antonio Conte this season.Read the full story on Goal! Chelsea won’t sell Loftus-CheekChelsea have no plans to sell Ruben Loftus-Cheek after Crystal Palace expressed an interest in signing the midfielder on a permanent basis, according to the Evening Standard . Loftus-Cheek is impressing on loan at Selhurst Park and Palace boss Roy Hodgson is keen to keep hold of the England international , if Chelsea are prepared to sell.However, despite boosting their midfield options further with the £15 million signing of Ross Barkley from Everton , the Premier League champions have no intention to let Loftus-Cheek leave permanently.
COLLEGE STATION, TX – SEPTEMBER 12: Kyle Allen #10 of the Texas A&M Aggies drops back to pass in the first half of their game against the Ball State Cardinals at Kyle Field on September 12, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)The release of the college football bowl game schedule has led to a lot of interesting matchups, and the Texas A&M vs. NC State showdown in the Gator Bowl will be no exception.The Aggies in Jimbo Fisher’s first year at the helm went 8-4, good for second-place in the SEC West Division, but far behind Alabama. Nevertheless, Texas A&M claimed solid wins over ranked teams Kentucky and LSU, with the latter going to seven overtime periods.The Wolfpack were ultimately fodder for Clemson, but were otherwise one of the best teams in the ACC. Dave Doeren’s side finished the season 9-3 – their best regular season finish since 2002.Texas A&M will face NC State in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl from TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.Here is ESPN’s prediction:Clemson is a common opponent and Texas A&M fared much better in defeat to the Tigers than NC State did. The Aggies also have two top-15 wins (LSU, Kentucky), while NC State’s record came against mostly weak competition. Quarterbacks Kellen Mond (Texas A&M) and Ryan Finley (NC State) both perform well, but coach Jimbo Fisher’s team owns the fourth quarter to finish 9-4.Prediction: Texas A&M 38, NC State 28Jimbo Fisher will be looking to get his Aggies a bowl win to make up for an otherwise lackluster season.Texas A&M and NC State are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 31.The game will be on ESPN.
zoomImage Courtesy: GP Global GP Global has delivered the first IMO 2020 compliant bunker load of low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) utilizing its 6,000-ton bunker barge at Fujairah.The company said that the maiden delivery via the barge will help serve the Port of Fujairah as well as adjoining ports, enabling the UAE to meet the IMO directive.“We are thankful to the authorities of the Port of Fujairah and our partners for their continued trust in us, which has enabled us to undertake the first bunkering of LSFO, just in time as the IMO 2020 takes effect next year. We are committed to supporting our partners and clients in meeting specifications, which will contribute a long way to securing a cleaner marine environment,” Anil Keswani, head of bunkering, East of Suez, GP Global, said.GP Global said that GPB1 is capable of delivering a comprehensive suite of residual and distillate marine fuels, including low-sulphur marine gasoil (LSMGO), LSFO, 180 CST and 380 CST at the UAE ports.The company has three more barges at Fujairah of which the largest, GBP2, will be dedicated exclusively for LSFO to meet the growing requirements in the region, expected from mid-October.
Brookside Junior High School, Hatchet Lake, Halifax Regional School Board Glooscap Elementary School, Canning, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board Northumberland Regional High School, Alma, Chignecto-Central Regional School Board Another 24,000 students in 63 schools across Nova Scotia will have greater access to services, after-school programs and more mental health clinicians due to an expansion of the SchoolsPlus program. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill joined students and staff today, Dec. 12, at Brookside Junior High in Hatchet Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality, for the official opening of its new hub site, which will support 11 additional schools in the area. “SchoolsPlus is for the whole school- meaning all students, extended families, and community partners,” said Mr. Churchill. In the 2017-18 budget, government invested $1.8 million to expand existing hub sites and to create three new ones: “The school setting offers clinicians an opportunity for early identification and intervention when students are experiencing mental health and addictions difficulties and disorders,” said Jennifer McCarron, IWK clinical manager, mental health and addictions. “Overall, partnerships such as this strengthen supports for students, reduce barriers and improve access to needed care.” This expansion means an additional three facilitators/social workers, 11 new community outreach workers and eight new mental health clinicians are being hired to support the expansion of SchoolsPlus during the 2017-18 school year. These professionals work together to provide the best possible supports to students and their families. Services include providing information and resources for parents, supporting students to better engage in school, working with partners to create wraparound supports to help students overcome barriers, and connecting with mental health services in the community. SchoolsPlus is also about having fun, learning new skills and building networks. SchoolsPlus now has 31 Hub Sites serving 273 schools with a total enrolment of 87,000, about 73 per cent of Nova Scotia’s students. The government has committed to making SchoolsPlus accessible to all students by 2019-20.
New Delhi: Two children were reunited with their parents by Delhi Police PCR unit on July 27.Deputy Commissioner of Police (PCR) Shankar Choudhary said that on July 27 at about 1.03PM, the PCR staff received a call that two children were present at New Roshan Pur in Najafgarh, but unable to tell their home address. The PCR van reached the spot and took both the children aged 6 and 8 years with them and started to trace their parental addresses. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe staff took them from street to street in New Roshan Pura in Najafgarh. “When they reached near a school in New Roshan Pura, the younger boy identified the school and told that it is their school. The staff took them inside the school where the teacher identified them and gave their address which is Old Roshanpura in Najafgarh,” said DCP PCR adding that the staff took both of them safely to their home and handed them over to their parents. In another case, the PCR staff has also recovered two stolen cars, three stolen two-wheelers from various places across Delhi during the last 24 hours. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn July 27 at about 9 PM, the PCR staff were approached by one victim of pick-pocketing and reported regarding pick-pocketing at Vikas Marg while he was purchasing some medicines. He further informed that the culprits were demanding Rs 10,000 on his mobile phone for returning his wallet containing Rs. 3000, ATM cards, some important documents and a pen drive. The PCR staff told the victim to keep in conversation with the culprits and also offer to agree to their demand. When everything was set, the culprits were asked to reach nearby CR Mall for settlement. The PCR Staff was concealed for the time being. In the meantime, one of the culprits later identified as Mohd. Shakid (19) reached there to collect the settled amount. The PCR staff overpowered him and on cursory search wallet was recovered.
By Mohamed HikalRabat – Situated near Taroudant, 80 kilometers east of Agadir, Claudio Bravo Palace stands gloriously as another must-see wonder in Morocco.Born November 8, 1936, in Chile, Claudio Bravo lived in Spain, Tangier, and Marrakech, for some time before he finally settled in Taroudant in 1972. Claudio Bravo had a special love for Morocco and Taroudant in particular. He loved the city’s colors and people. They provided all the inspiration he needed as an artist fond of painting sceneries and portraits.Bravo’s paintings have travelled the world to be exhibited in the US, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the Philippines, Japan, and so many others.Both Bravo’s sense of art and Moroccan craftsmen’s talent combined to bring his mansion into existence. The impressive mansion was Bravo’s home and studio where he spent his most enjoyable moments side by side with the nature he loved and cherished. The palace has become a fabulous museum that attracts hundreds of tourists and visitors. The museum has added to Taroudant’s tourism potential. It is especially a popular destination for art and museum lovers.The architecture, furniture, paintings, colors, and spirit of the unique artist all add an exceptional flavor to the city.Bravo’s visit to Marrakech was behind his decision to make a copy of the breathtaking Menara gardens as part of his property.In addition to the palace’s amazing gardens, silverware, and crystal objects, the palace boasts original Egyptian statues and Roman emperors’ busts.Bravo died June 4, 2011, and was laid to rest in the mausoleum he had prepared beforehand. Just as he had lived surrounded by his works, his body rests among a collection of some of his loveliest paintings in his mausoleum.
28 July 2010The United Nations deputy envoy in Liberia has assured the country of the world body’s continued support for recovery and development in the West African nation, which include a new modern UN-funded prison and a centre where peacekeepers will teach vocational skills to young people. Henrietta Mensa-Bonsu, Deputy Special Representative for the Rule of Law at the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), handed over the maximum security prison in Sanniquellie, the provincial capital of Nimba, to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf today. The facility was built by the UN in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice in Sanniquellie at a cost of $350,000 – provided by the UN Peacebuilding Fund, which provides assistance to jump-start rebuilding projects in countries emerging from conflict.It has the capacity to hold 72 inmates, with separate facilities for men and women, and electricity, sanitation, kitchen and recreational facilities, as well as a solar-powered water pump and rain-harvest water storage to guarantee a constant supply of water. The Peacebuilding Fund has also sponsored the training of 50 new corrections officers, 20 of whom will be deployed to the new prison. In addition, Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers in Sanniquellie will assist the inmates with farming implements and seedlings to grow vegetables and cassava for their own use.In a report issued in February, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that, more than a decade after its civil war, Liberia is heading towards reconciliation but significant challenges remain in the development of its security and legal institutions, which will impact the future of the UN mission there. Noting the need to ensure that the Liberian National Police are independently operational and that Liberia redoubles its efforts in the area of rule of law, Mr. Ban identified financial resources as a requirement for continued progress in Liberia.The areas that need sustained donor support, he said, include the establishment of an efficient communications system, and the construction of a new Monrovia Central Prison to replace the existing structure, which is “overcrowded and dilapidated.”While in Sanniquellie, Ms. Mensa-Bonsu also took part in the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Bangla-Nimba Capacity Building Centre, where Bangladeshi peacekeepers will train Liberian youth in vocational skills, including information technology, tailoring, health care, carpentry, plumbing and cosmetology.
28 November 2011Three elements from the Republic of Korea (ROK), one from Spain and one from Turkey were added today to the United Nations-backed list of the world’s outstanding examples of intangible heritage. The latest additions bring to 19 the total of newly inscribed items this year, which are determined by a 24-member intergovernmental committee meeting in Bali, Indonesia.The items from the ROK include traditional tightrope walking known as Jultagi, which is accompanied by music and dialogue between the tightrope walker and a clown; the traditional martial art of Taekkyeon, which promotes community integration and public health; and the process of weaving of Mosi, which involves the harvesting, boiling and bleaching of ramie plants to create yarn from their fibre, which is then turned into dress suits and military uniforms.The festivity of ‘la Mare de Déu de la Salut’ (Our Lady of Health), celebrated each year on 7 and 8 September in Algemesí, Spain, was also added. During the festivities, almost 1,400 people participate in theatre, music, and dance numbers which have been passed down by the townspeople from generation to generation and are performed in historical areas of the city. Another addition was Keskek, the traditional Turkish ceremonial wheat and meat dish prepared for several ceremonies such as weddings, circumcisions, and religious holidays. Women and men prepare the dish together in huge cauldrons and the preparation method has been transmitted by master cooks to apprentices for many years.The committee, created under a convention that was adopted by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2003, will wrap up its considerations tomorrow.
A gas price watcher is warning that pump prices will rise significantly overnight Tuesday, up to 3 cents a litre in parts of the country.Dan McTeague’s website Tomorrow’s Gas Prices Today notes the rise would come ahead of the busy long weekend in both Canada and the U.S.He predicts one of the biggest jumps in prices will come to Kamloops B.C., where he expects prices to rise 3 cents a litre.Prices in other Western Canadian cities were expected to see smaller increases but McTeague says gas prices in cities in that region already carry a premium of 10 cents a litre.His website predicts an overnight hike of 2.8 cents a litre in Toronto and a similar jump in surrounding areas.It also projects a two cent a litre spike in Montreal, a jump of 2.7 cents in Ottawa and one cent in Calgary.Oil prices have fallen dramatically this year and now hover under $80 a barrel. However, analysts note that prices at the pump don’t necessarily move in tandem with the global market for crude.
The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) says the United National Party (UNP) and the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) must continue to work together in the Constitution making process.TNA leader R. Sampanthan said that both parties must work together at this crucial time to overcome barriers and obstacles that are threats to the process. He said Sri Lanka never had a Constitution based on national consensus and so now there was an opportunity to draft a Constitution on national consensus. A TNA statement said that Sampanthan had expressed these views at a meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Sampanthan also asserted the TNA does not want a Constitution which divides the country. (Colombo Gazette)
A man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack has been identified as 47-year-old father of four Darren Osborne.Osborne, from Cardiff, was arrested after pedestrians were targeted by a man driving a van near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London early on Monday.Witnesses described hearing a van driver, who was detained by members of the public at the scene, shout: “I’m going to kill Muslims.”The man was initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder but Scotland Yard said he was later arrested for the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism including murder and attempted murder.The incident is being treated as terrorism by police. He is believed to be the only suspect and is currently in custody after being arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.The man was not known to the security services, Security Minster Ben Wallace said, speaking before he was named by the media. The suspect, who appears to have a black eye, being arrested at the scene in Finsbury Park.Credit:Sky News Is it terrorism?The investigation is being carried out by the Counter Terrorism Command. Police declared it a terrorist incident within eight minutes.Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Basu said: “This is being treated as a terrorist attack.”Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said it was “quite clearly an attack on Muslims”.Ms Dick said: “This was quite clearly an attack on Muslims who looked like they were probably Muslims and they were coming from a prayer meeting. We treat this as a terrorist attack. Sadly we have suffered a number of attacks and very sad events over the last few weeks,” she added.Government responseTheresa May, who met with faith leaders at the Finsbury Park Mosque, has condemned a terrorist attack as “every bit as sickening” as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester. One witness described being surrounded by bodies in the wake of the attack outside the Muslim Welfare House. PM: Appalled by the terrible incident in Finsbury Park. My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims, their families & the emergency services— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) June 19, 2017 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Who is the suspect?Police were tonight searching the suburban home of Osborne in Pentwyn, Cardiff for clues to his attack. Friends said he lived there with his partner and four children.Osborne – who grew up in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, before moving to Cardiff – is believed to have hired the van for £80-a-day. What happened exactly?Police were called just after 12.20am on Monday to reports of white van striking pedestrians in Seven Sisters Road, north London, just yards from the Finsbury Park mosque. Witnesses said the van struck pedestrians who were tending to an elderly man who had collapsed. The van driver, who witnesses described as a large white man, was detained by members of the public. Witnesses claimed he was smiling and waving as he brought carnage to Seven Sisters Road. Speaking after she chaired a meeting of the Government’s Cobra emergencies committee, the Prime Minister said the attack was “every bit as insidious and destructive to our values and our way of life” as the recent string of terror attacks apparently motivated by Islamist extremism.”We will stop at nothing to defeat it,” she added.Scotland Yard said extra officers would patrol Muslim places of worship as it pledged to continue to “assess the security needs of mosques”. A police cordon is in place near Finsbury Park, after a van collision incident in north London,Credit:EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALA The man who died was already receiving first aid from members of the public, and it is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack, Metropolitan Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said.Residents near Cardiff said said they were “shocked” after seeing photographs of their neighbour being arrested in London.The injured and victimsThe Metropolitan police has said one person died following the incident and 10 people were injured. Police said all the casualties were Muslim.NHS England said seven people were being treated at three hospitals – the Royal London, Whittington, and St Mary’s while the others were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Video posted online showed a scene of chaos as people tried to help the injured. One man could been seen giving CPR to a victim in the street while another man’s head injury was treated with a makeshift dressing.People could be heard shouting and screaming amid the chaos and bloodstains were visible on the pavement. Another witness, who wanted to be identified as Abdulrahman, which is not his real name, said: “I managed to get the driver of the van. He wanted to run away and was saying, ‘I want to kill Muslims’.”So he came back to the main road and I managed to get him to the ground and me and some other guys managed to hold him until the police arrived, for about 20 minutes I think, until the police arrived.”Abdulrahman claimed the driver said, ‘kill me,’ as he was held on the ground.He added: “I said, ‘tell me why did you try driving to kill innocent people?’ When he went into the [police] van he made gestures, he was laughing.”Imam Mohammed Mahmoud was hailed for his efforts to calm the chaotic situation in the aftermath of the attack and was said to have used his body to shield the suspected terrorist from the fury of onlookers. AA witness at the scene reacts to the attack witness at the scene reacts to the attackCredit: REUTERS/Neil Hall
“[My brother] Peter and I spent a lot of time in the countryside with horses, going up to the stables after school—and probably being shouted at—but I don’t think I looked at my parents and thought ‘that’s what I’ll do when I grow up’.“When I left school, I wanted to see if I was any good before making any major decisions.”The full interview is published in this week’s Country Life, on sale now. Zara TindallCredit:Andrew Ogilvy/ Country Life The magazine is out now It has been the Queen’s lifelong passion, breeding world-class horses with an expertise unrivaled even in the Royal Family. And the future of the Royal Studs may be in the safest possible hands, it has emerged, as Zara Tindall hints she may yet play a part in them.The Olympic medal-winner declined to confirm specific plans to continue her grandmother’s equine success story, but said enigmatically of her future involvement: “You never know.”The question of what will eventually happen to the Royal Studs has previously been unclear, with neither the Prince of Wales or Duke of Cambridge exhibiting as keen an interest as the Queen in horses. Zara Tindall at the Barbury International Horse trials in JulyCredit:PA The Queen presents the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot this yearCredit:Heathcliff O’Malley One newspaper diarist last year raised the question of the future of the Royal Studs, quoting an unnamed “court source” as saying: “Unless the Queen can get young George interested – or horsey Camilla takes the reins – the Royal Stud might end up being converted into tennis courts for the Cambridges.”In the magazine interview, Mrs Tindall, who is married to former England rugby captain Mike Tindall and is mother to three-year-old Mia, also spoke of life as a working mother, saying her current set-up of having eight horses allows her to “balance everything”. “A string of horses this size is ideal, because it means I can ride and look after Mia,” she said.“Life for me is about being able to balance everything; I’m not a person who’s good at spreading themselves and I do have quite a lot of things to juggle.”Speaking of her country upbringing with her mother, the Princess Royal, and father Captain Mark Phillips, she said: “The things I remember are trips in the horsebox, to places such as Chatsworth and Thirlestane Castle, watching Papa show-jumping on the last day [of a three-day event] and then him coming home and letting the horses straight off the lorry ramp for a roll, which would drive Debbie, his groom, mad. Mrs Tindall, however, would have the perfect pedigree, following in the footsteps of her mother, the Princess Royal, and Olympic gold medallist father Captain Mark Phillips.In an interview with Country Life magazine about her career, Mrs Tindall said she was keen to continue starting to train young horses, but ruled out taking on too much just yet.“I wouldn’t train racehorses [in future], but I do like starting off youngsters,” she told the magazine.“The pre-training is probably the most important part, making a horse physically strong enough to cope with its job and that’s what interests me.“I don’t know what will happen with the Royal Studs, but you never know.” Zara and Mike Tindall with daughter MiaCredit:PA Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Royal Studs at Sandringham and Wolferton in Norfolk, and Polhampton in Berkshire, currently contribute to a training programme for around 25 horses racing each season, with the Queen taking a keen personal interest in the development of her horses.Among her achievements includes, in 2013, becoming the first reigning British monarch to win Royal Ascot’s Gold Cup in 207 years of the race.A source close to Mrs Tindall said it was “too much of a leap” to assume any firm plans for the Royal Studs from the interview.Any decision about the future running of the Royals Studs is a matter for The Queen.
The bout will take place in a ring branded with material promoting MansionBet, a Gibraltar-based casino and gambling firm which is one of the main sponsors of the event in the Manchester Arena. The fight between KSI, a British vlogger, and Logan Paul, a US vlogger, is being live streamed on YouTube, and the stars are charging their millions of young followers $10 (£7.50) each to watch. YouTube has been condemned for allowing two of its biggest stars to promote gambling, violence, abuse and sexism to teenagers, ahead of a boxing match billed as one of the biggest-ever internet events. The firm has boasted of expanding its reach into the UK with “a huge, media-focused event”. Kidscape chief…
Updated 7.57pm Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandFirst published 9.50amRead: Behind the scenes at a garda control centre: Who takes your 999 call? Members of the Garda Technical Bureau at the scene where a man’s body was found in an apartment in Annaly Grove. Source: Laura Hutton/Photocall IrelandTWO WOMEN ARE being held by gardaí following the discovery of a man’s body in an apartment in Ongar, Dublin.Gardaí were called to an apartment at Annaly Grove at 4am this morning, where the body of a man aged in his early 30s was discovered.Two females in their 30s were been arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Blanchardstown.The scene has been preserved pending the arrival of the Garda Technical Bureau and the office of the State Pathologist has been notified.
A bipartisan proposal would give installation leaders and military families more protections against bad conditions in privatized military housing, according to Military Times.“It is unacceptable that some military families around the country have little or no recourse when private contractors provide substandard housing,” said Rep. Mike Levin (D-Calif.), who introduced the legislation in the House.The bill would seek actions against a landlord for substandard conditions, such as withholding rent pay, requiring them to pay moving costs, and blocking charges to end a lease early.It would also create health and safety standards across the services, upgrade DOD to an electronic work order system and ask inspectors general to investigate allegations of retaliation against a service member who has reported a problem.A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate.The service chiefs are also working on what they call a “tenant bill of rights.”Army family members at a Fort Bliss, Texas, town hall on housing last month. Army photo by David Poe ADC AUTHOR
Tags 1 Politics Security Comment Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), both members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, introduced a bill to handle foreign technology threats. Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images Two senators want to create an office for handling foreign technology threats, especially those from China.In a bill introduced on Friday, Sen. Mark Warner, a Democrat from Virginia, and Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican from Florida, proposed creating the Office of Critical Technologies & Security. The proposed group would deal with foreign technology threats by coordinating efforts across government agencies, as well as private companies, such as telecommunications providers.The US government has been concerned with supply chain threats from foreign technology for years. Those potential threats have ranged from software by Russia’s Kaspersky Lab to hardware from China’s ZTE and Huawei. Warner and Rubio singled out threats from Chinese technology, noting that China has been behind multiple state-sponsored attacks against the US.”It is clear that China is determined to use every tool in its arsenal to surpass the United States technologically and dominate us economically,” Warner said in a statement. “We need a whole-of-government technology strategy to protect U.S. competitiveness in emerging and dual-use technologies and address the Chinese threat by combating technology transfer from the United States.”In December, the Department of Justice announced charges against two Chinese hackers over “massive theft” from US tech companies, as well as NASA and the Navy. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said at a press conference that China has been involved in more than 90 percent of the Justice Department’s economic espionage cases since 2011.Rubio and Warner are both members of the Senate select committee on intelligence, where Warner serves as vice chairman. The two have called out Chinese tech companies in the past, warning Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to exclude Huawei from 5G development in the country. The two senators said technology from foreign companies, such as ZTE and Huawei, presents security risks to US infrastructure, and jeopardizes “the overall security” of private sector supply chains.”China continues to conduct a coordinated assault on US intellectual property, US businesses, and our government networks and information with the full backing of the Chinese Communist Party,” Rubio said. “The United States needs a more coordinated approach to directly counter this critical threat and ensure we better protect U.S. technology.”While the US has federal agencies dedicated to stopping technology threats, Rubio and Warner say a single office is needed to coordinate the different efforts. The proposed Office of Critical Technologies & Security would be under the White House. The Department of Justice has made similar moves. In November, it unveiled a China Initiative that focuses on Chinese trade theft cases.You can read the proposed legislation here: Security: Stay up-to-date on the latest in breaches, hacks, fixes and all those cybersecurity issues that keep you up at night. Special Reports: CNET’s in-depth features in one place. Share your voice
Register Now » Robotic process automation is becoming an integral part of how businesses operate, and these solutions are making employees both more efficient and effective. PwC estimates that companies can automate approximately 45 percent of workplace activities. By 2024, robotics process automation is forecasted to be a $3.5-billion-dollar market in North America alone.However, robotics won’t just change operations — process automation will change everything from the boardroom to education. The rise of RPA will pave the way for a new role in the C-suite: the Chief Robotics Officer. It will open up new training and career opportunities, providing a critical source of employment across all levels of the organization.Related: Be My Valentine: Robotics Relationships 101The rise of the CRO.Over the years, there have been a number of changes to the c-suite. From the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) to Chief Data Officer (CDO), the executive bench is expanding to meet the ever-changing needs of businesses everywhere. As more companies recognize the need for automation of manual tasks across departments it will be important to have proper oversight, and therefore a Chief Robotics Officer (CRO).The role of the CRO is already taking hold in the startup market. Humatics, a developer of microlocation systems, and Scorpiox, a drone-as-a-service platform, both have executives with the title CRO. According to Gartner, within two years up to 10 percent of large companies will have a CRO. In the coming years, look for the role to grow exponentially as more established corporations take notes from the scrappier, more flexible startup companies.Robotic process automation will free companies to change how day-to-day tasks are performed and, in the process, the fundamental way employees work. As with many technology changes, employees may fear for their jobs. That’s when having a CRO is critical. The CRO — part operations, part HR, part IT — is a forward-thinking strategist charged with spotting automation opportunities while getting employees the training opportunities they need to adapt effectively. The CRO will straddle multiple departments to serve as a liaison between human and robot. This position will be indispensable as more companies turn to automation to maximize productivity.Related: How to Be a Winner in the Consumer Robotics RevolutionA retrained workforce.The fear is that RPA will decimate the job market, leaving the vast majority unemployed. That’s simply not the case. RPA will create greater opportunity within the workforce for employees to be retrained and up-level their skills to perform more strategic duties. Luckily, employee fear is shifting to optimism: a recent study from MIT Technology Review found that 94 percent of workers in the U.S. believe that they are unlikely to lose their jobs to automation. Nonetheless, while employees are becoming more confident that their jobs are safe, it is uncertaint just how much their jobs will change.There is plenty of opportunity for those who are willing to take a proactive and collaborative approach. Employees no longer bogged down with manual tasks can use that time be more strategic and, ultimately, more valuable to the organization. Smart employees will seek retraining for new skills through continuing education classes, and employers will offer company-sponsored options to accommodate them. Some employees will find ways to sharpen the strategic skills that they were originally trained for, allowing them to step into the roles they were hired for before the mundane and manual tasks took over.Related: Don’t Worry So Much. Robots Are Mostly Doing the Work People Hate Anyway.The opportunity is not just for people with a college degree.There is no doubt that there is a skills gap in technology, and while confidence is growing that most jobs won’t be displaced by robots, it’s inevitable that some will. By nature, all revolutions cause displacement, and the 4th Industrial Revolution is no different. However, savvy employees who sense their data entry roles will soon be absorbed by software automation can still come out of the revolution on top. Soon, employees specially-trained in process automation will be able to manage and optimize the software that once threatened their jobs.With the growing trend of fast-paced coding bootcamps that promise to retrain people in a matter of months and entire academies chock full of RPA resources, it will be easier than ever for workers to upskill themselves.As more resources become available, RPA specialists will emerge to slowly-but-surely fill the tech skills gap without the need for a four-year college degree. The best part is that workers across the board will safely escape the mundane roles that are better suited for robots.As more companies look to automate routine and repetitive tasks, workers everywhere will reap the benefits. Not only will the days of being saddled with boring, monotonous work be gone, new opportunities will emerge. From the c-suite to emerging careers within software automation, RPA will shift roles and education models to provide valuable jobs to people everywhere. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. May 1, 2018 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 5 min read
Windows 10 Start Menu StartIsBack++ 2.0 released by Martin Brinkmann on March 27, 2017 in Software – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 25 commentsStartIsBack++ 2.0.1 is the latest version of the start menu replacement program for Windows 10 that works similarly as Classic Shell and Start10.We reviewed the version of StartIsBack+ for Windows 8.1 back when it was released. If you have used that version before, you have a good understanding already what StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 for Windows 10 brings to the table.The last version of the program dates back to October 2016, and it is version 1.3.4. I’m not sure what happened to version 2.0 though of the application.StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 for Windows 10 is a commercial program. You can test it for 30 days, but if you want to continue using it, you will have to buy a license for the fair price of $2.99. This is even cheaper than the $4.99 that Stardock charges for its excellent Start10 program, especially since this is for a lifetime license.StartIsBack++ 2.0StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 exchanges the start menu that Windows 10 systems ship with a custom one, for instance one that resembles the Windows 7 start menu.The software ships with three different start menu styles, and an option to select a custom start menu button as well from a list of available options.If you have used the program before you will notice that new options have been added to the process.This includes options to skin the taskbar completely. StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 ships with Windows 7 and Windows 8 taskbar styles included that you can enable with a click in the appearance menu.This enables you to display the Windows 7 start menu with the Windows 10 taskbar, or the default Windows 10 start menu with the Windows 8 taskbar, and the Windows 7 start button.You may customize the appearance furthermore in the settings. Options include selecting a custom start menu and taskbar color, or enabling a Windows XP-style flyout menu.As far as other improvements are concerned: you can configure the program to expand the Settings application directly in the start menu. This displays all pages of the Settings application right there for selection.This option is not enabled by default, and needs to be enabled in the options under “Start menu”. Locate the Settings app under right side items on the page, and switch its state to menu there.You find the same option for the classic Control Panel there, and may enable the display of items that are not displayed by default there as well.StartIsBack++ 2.0.1 ships with an improved Settings application search as well. Just type some characters and all Settings pages that match what you have typed are returned by the program for quick opening.Another new feature is support for dragging and dropping files on Windows App icons in the start menu to open them.Users who work on devices connected to high DPI screens may notice improved support for high DPI as well.It is a good idea to go through the settings after installation to customize the program’s functionality. You find plenty of options there to, for instance to hide all modern apps, or add custom folders to the start menu for quick access.Closing WordsStartIsBack++ 2.0.1 replaces the original Windows 10 start menu with a custom version. You may use it to display a classic start menu on Windows 10 machines, and adjust plenty of other start menu or taskbar related options as well.Now You: Do you use a start menu replacement on your computer?Summary12345 Author Rating3 based on 9 votes Software Name StartIsBack++Operating System Windows 10Software Category AppearancePrice USD 2.99Landing Page http://startisback.com/ Advertisement