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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla These are worst days for country Mehbooba Mufti on remarks of Pragya

first_imgSrinagar: “These are the worst days for the country”, said former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday, reacting to remarks on former Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP candidate from Bhopal and an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. “I think these are the worst days for our country that you are giving such a choice of candidates to the people who use such language against a martyr like Hemant Karkare,” Mehbooba told reporters here. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Thakur on Friday said Karkare died during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks as she had cursed him for treating her badly. Karkare, along with two other senior police officers, was killed while fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai in November 2008. The BJP on Wednesday had fielded Thakur from the Bhopal parliamentary seat, where she is set to have a direct contest with Congress heavyweight and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KOut on bail, Pragya has been discharged by a court on charges under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the case, but is still facing trial under other criminal provisions, including the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Mehbooba asked the BJP what the party wanted to convey to the people of the country by fielding a candidate like Thakur. “What do you want to convey to the people by fielding in the elections a lady against whom there is a charge sheet and such grave charges and who was in jail? That whatever the lady stands for, the BJP stands for those things?” the PDP president said. She also termed as a “huge setback” the suspension of the cross-LoC trade between India and Pakistan.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Inaugural Brock Library HackFest set for July 25

The inaugural Brock Library HackFest is set for July 25.Join a group of interested technology enthusiasts as they build, deconstruct, mash up, and re-envision information from the Internet.Set in an informal environment, attendees will be free to mix, mingle, discuss ideas, and to begin working on prototypes or code.The theme for the event will be ‘Hack Niagara’. Registered attendees will be provided with a list of topics about a week before the event to help get the ideas going.The only requirement is your curiosity and a laptop. The Brock Library will provide coffee, breakfast, Wi-Fi and whiteboard space. There will also be a collection of electronics to use in your collaborations (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.)The event will be open to the public.At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to briefly present what you’ve hacked. The most interesting presentation wins a prize and trophy.Tickets are free. Please RSVP if interested. If you have any questions please email Tim Ribaric.*****What: Brock Library HackFestWhen: Friday, July 25Where: E-Classroom (TH 253)What time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Angola Security Council calls on UNITA to respond to Government peace plan

Welcoming a recent declaration by the Government of Angola on its willingness to resume the peace process, the United Nations Security Council today called on the rebel group UNITA to show that it “shares a similar position” in order to achieve national reconciliation, including through a general ceasefire.In a statement read out at a formal meeting by its President, Ambassador Ole Peter Kolby of Norway, the Council described the Government’s 13 March communiqué as “a positive, constructive, and forward-looking approach to ending the conflict and resuming the process of national reconciliation.”The Council urged the Uniao Nacional para a Independencia Total de Angola (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) “to recognize the historic nature of this opportunity to end the conflict with dignity, to give a clear, positive response to the Government’s offer of peace, to implement fully the Lusaka Protocol and to re-enter political life.”Calling on the Government of Angola to ensure the transparency and credibility of the peace process, including by cooperating with the UN, the Council said it looked forward to discussions between the UN’s Adviser for Special Assignments in Africa, Ibrahim Gambari, and the Government to clarify the UN’s role.The statement emphasized the active role that the UN was expected to play in the implementation of the Lusaka Protocol, in close cooperation with the Government of Angola, and noted the need to renew, and possibly redefine, by 15 April, the mandate of the UN Office in Angola (UNOA). The Council also declared its support for the full implementation of the Protocol, and its willingness to work with all the parties in that endeavour.The Council said it stood ready to consider appropriate and specific exemptions from and amendments to the measures imposed by resolution 1127, which banned travel by all senior officials of UNITA and adult members of their immediate families.The statement also underlined that the legitimacy of the peace process depended on a genuine role for, and full participation of, political parties and civil society without interference, as well as flexibility in approaching questions of national reconciliation.Expressing concern about the grave humanitarian situation, especially for internally displaced persons, the Council called on the Government to accelerate “full and immediate access” to all those in need of assistance. In that context, it welcomed the decision by the Government to include relief help in its plans to extend territorial administration throughout the country, and said it expected the Government to cooperate fully through an agreed coordinating mechanism with the international donors in swiftly developing an effective humanitarian response, including demining activities. read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Latin America and Caribbean to adopt text on population and development UN

Delegates meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico, will endorse a document adopted last March in Santiago, Chile, on the Programme of Action of the 1994 Cairo International Conference on Population and Development.The US reportedly decided to join the consensus after participants agreed to let the text take note of the report of the Santiago preliminary meeting. At that forum, Washington had expressed the lone dissent, dissociating itself from the Santiago Declaration.The document urges countries to intensify efforts to implement the Cairo plan, eradicating poverty, reducing social inequalities and eliminating the gender gap. The declaration also urges increased international cooperation to meet those objectives.”It is clear that the spirit of Cairo is alive and well, especially in this region,” said UNFPA chief Thoraya Ahmed Obaid. “It is clear that it is your Programme of Action, and you are tailoring it to the social, cultural and economic realities of your countries and in line with the universally agreed international human rights.”She added: “There cannot be true democracy without true equality, and if there is no true equality, there cannot be true human rights. This is what Cairo is all about.” read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla UN Millennium Goals scorecard spotlights successes gaps and path towards the future

Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Shareef SahranHe said that unless these imbalances are addressed through bolder and more focused interventions, some targets will not be met, including in key areas such as childbirth, maternal mortality, universal education, and environmental sustainability. “Our efforts to achieve the MDGs are critical to building a solid foundation for development beyond 2015. At the same time, we must aim for a strong successor framework to attend to unfinished business and address areas not covered by the eight MDGs,” said the UN chief Indeed, the world has changed dramatically since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration in 2000, he noted. Development, peace, security and the rule of law are more deeply connected than ever before. Eradicating extreme poverty is even more clearly an imperative to building stable societies. “Tackling growing inequality, in rich and poor countries alike, has become a defining challenge of our times,” said Mr. Ban, declaring: “Our post-2015 objective must be to leave no one behind.” Copyright United Nations. Photo Yuri Mechitov / World BankAt the intergovernmental level, the new High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development built around the GA, and a strengthened ECOSOC, is in place. It will benefit from the work of ECOSOC Development Cooperation Forum, which will address some of the critical issues on the future of development cooperation. “This Forum can give impetus to agenda-setting throughout the UN system. The world counts on this Forum and our new architecture to provide guidance, leadership and action for the implementation of the new agenda,” said Mr. Ban, urging Member States to work together to “pave the way to the future we want – a life of dignity for all.”ECOSOC President Martin Sajdik said: “We are approaching the creation of a new, inclusive and people-centered post-2015 development agenda. This agenda will aim to free mankind from poverty and hunger, and attain sustainable development. The new agenda will build on the [MDGs], complete their unfinished business and respond to new challenges. It will be a universal agenda that is critical for the future of humanity.”Approaching the design of this new agenda, Member States also must consider how to revamp the approach to development, he said. In this period of transition, “we will need an integrated approach to sustainable development, underpinned by the strengthened framework that the Assembly, ECOSOC and the High-level Political Forum under their respective auspices constitute.” Photo Story Countries race to meet or beat 2015 anti-poverty targets Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Tobin JonesTo that end, he said that wise management of the environment has also become increasingly critical to sustainable economic and social development. “In particular, we must urgently act to limit global temperature rise and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. We all share the responsibility of promoting equitable sustainable development. We must act together and intensify our efforts.”But while the challenges are daunting, the UN chief emphasized that the international community has more tools at its disposal than at the turn of the Millennium – the expanding reach of technology, the deepening of partnerships, and a growing understanding of how to achieve results.“We have an opportunity to apply new approaches to accelerate progress and pave the way for a more ambitious, inclusive and universal development framework,” he said, informing delegations that by the end of this year, he will produce a synthesis report to support Member States in their negotiations leading up to a summit in September 2015. That report, said the Secretary-general, will outline a broad vision for a post-2015 development agenda. It will draw on the deliberations and the work of the General Assembly and ECOSOC, and its scope and ambition will be influenced by the outcomes produced by the Open Working Group and the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Finance. Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Mark Garten Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Albert Gonzalez Farran Presenting to Member States a major new report which he called the most up-to-date “global scorecard” on efforts to achieve the eight mostly anti-poverty Goals agreed by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, Mr. Ban told the High-Level Segment of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) that the world is “at a historic juncture, with several milestones before us.” Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Kiba E ParkAccording to The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014, said the UN chief, the world has already reached targets on reducing poverty, increasing access to improved drinking water sources, improving the lives of slum dwellers and achieving gender parity in primary school. Citing gains made in the fight against malaria and tuberculosis and access to HIV treatment, Mr. Ban underscored that the report makes clear “the MDGs have helped unite, inspire and transform…and the combined action of Governments, the international community civil society and the private sector can make a difference.” However, some MDG targets related to largely preventable problems, such as reducing child and maternal mortality and increasing access to sanitation, are “slipping away,” according to the report.“We know that achievements have been uneven between goals, among and within regions and countries, and between population groups. For the most marginalized and vulnerable in society, social exclusion and discrimination are among the greatest obstacles to progress,” said Mr. Ban. Copyright United Nations. UN Photo / Mark Garten read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla UN refugee chief warns against overlooking humanitarian crises in Africa

“With more than 3 million refugees, 12.5 million internally displaced and some 700,000 stateless people in Africa, the continent represents the largest challenge for UNHCR in terms of capacity and financial requirements,” High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said in Geneva.He told delegates at a high-level meeting on refugees in Africa that a spate of new conflicts in the Central African Republic, northern Nigeria, Libya and South Sudan has displaced more than 2.5 million people during the first six months of 2014 alone.“The combination of large new emergencies and protracted conflict and displacement situations places an enormous stress on host governments and communities,” Mr. Guterres said at the meeting, which comes as his agency (UNHCR) begins the annual session of its Executive Committee.“As international response capacities are overstretched by the unprecedented rise in global forced displacement, and as media attention is focused elsewhere, Africa suffers disproportionally more than other regions,” he added.Mr. Guterres commended African communities for their strong solidarity with neighbours uprooted by conflict. All the countries that have been faced with the recent large refugee movements have kept their borders open and allowed people fleeing war to find safety. While lauding the general broad respect for the institution of asylum in Africa, he also underscored some of the challenges, such as insecurity and the protection of refugees in mixed migratory movements.The High Commissioner called for robust international resolve and commitment to prevent conflict and forced displacement. More support is needed for regional mediation and stabilization efforts. “One thing is clear,” he said. “In the absence of the political will and foresight required for effective prevention, all that the international community can do is react to new crises, lament the suffering they cause and try to come up with higher and higher amounts of money to cover the resulting costs.”In addition to conflict prevention, he emphasized the need to do more to find solutions for people who are forcibly displaced and urged development actors to become engaged early on in a humanitarian crisis, with a view to finding long-term solutions.Mr. Guterres warned against overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa. He regretted “the double standard that marks the way the world views humanitarian crises today. Media attention and political debates are focused on the Middle East and Ukraine. Africa is hardly covered in the news and there is little global public debate about international action in Africa.”He called this lack of interest unwise, noting that there is a clear link today between events in Mali, Nigeria, Libya and Somalia and what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Yemen or Afghanistan. “If the world goes on ignoring this, threats of insecurity will come to everyone’s doorstep. This is not only a question of international solidarity and shared human commitment. It is also one of global peace and security and enlightened self-interest for everyone.” read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Twotime Olympic rower Vandor named Canadas chef de mission for Pan Am

TORONTO — Two-time Olympic rower Douglas Vandor will be Canada’s chef de mission at this summer’s Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.The 44-year-old native of Dewittville, Que., rowed in men’s lightweight double sculls at the Beijing Games in 2008 and in London in 2012.He was an alternate for the lightweight four boat at the 2004 Athens Olympics.Vandor rowed for Canada for more than a decade, capturing eight World Cup medals and three world championship medals.The July 26-Aug. 11 Pan Am Games are a key part of the Olympic qualifying process for several sports including surfing, field hockey, and water polo.They bring together 6,700 athletes from 41 countries of the Americas, and feature 62 disciplines in 39 sports. The Canadian Press read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla HTC infringes 2 Apple patents could see all Android devices banned

first_imgA U.S. Trade Commission judge has dealt a potentially fatal blow to HTC and the wider Android community by ruling that the company infringes two Apple patents with its Android devices.Specifically, the judge found that HTC infringes patents 5,946,647 and 6,343,263. The first relates to receiving information that can then be used by a single interaction from the user, e.g. receiving a phone number, automatically highlighting it, and tapping the screen to call. The second relates to the processing of real-time data on a handset.AdChoices广告The issue this causes is much bigger than just impacting sales of HTC device as the patents relate to Android, not just HTC hardware. If the ruling stands, then Apple could quite rightly go after every manufacturer that uses Android, be it a smartphone or a tablet, and demand their device be banned from sale in the U.S. In effect, Apple would stop Android in its tracks and remove its biggest competitor from the field of play.Such an outcome is still a long way off as HTC is appealing the ruling by the judge. That appeal will be reviewed by six International Trade Commission representatives, but if they agree with the ruling then it will be up to Apple what to do next. Does it demand that HTC devices can no longer be legally imported, or will the company start taking a royalty from the sale of each device in the same way Microsoft does?Read more at VentureBeat and FOSS PatentsMatthew’s OpinionThe main difference between Apple and Microsoft in the smartphone and tablet markets is Apple already has very successful products, while Microsoft doesn’t. So Microsoft is very happy to take a royalty from its competitors, but I don’t believe Apple will do the same.Apple will want Android gone because in its eyes, and now the eyes of a judge, Android is using its patented technology. That is unacceptable. The fact it removes a major competitor will certainly help sales too, as the only alternative will be a Microsoft or RIM-powered phone. The one thing that will stop such an outcome is if other manufacturers hold patents Apple infringes. In that case, some deal will be worked out.For the moment, HTC will fight this ruling, and Google must get involved because it’s Android in the firing line here. If HTC lose Google lose too.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Burgerville hires teenager laid off by Jack in the Box

first_imgSome of the teens who lost their Battle Ground Jack in the Box jobs last month because they were younger than 18 may soon head to work at another fast food chain — Burgerville.The Vancouver-based company has already hired 17-year-old Cory Gonzalez, and is reviewing the applications of most of his seven former colleagues.Portland-based franchisee Northwest Group Inc. laid off the teens soon after acquiring the Jack in the Box location, citing concerns about employing underage workers. There is no legal protection against age discrimination for workers younger than 40, and strict rules govern workers younger than 18, said Elaine Fischer, spokeswoman for the state Department of Labor & Industries.When Burgerville Chief Financial Officer Kyle Dean heard that Jack in the Box had laid off the young workers, Dean saw opportunity.“I was struck by the quality of this kid” after reading Gonzalez’s story in The Columbian,” Dean said. “He was pretty aligned with the kind of kids we are trying to hire.”Burgerville is in the process of beefing up staff to prepare for the 39-restaurant chain’s busier summer season. So the chain started reaching out. It has contacted most of the laid-off Jack in the Box workers, said Beth Brewer, Burgerville’s vice president of talent development and education.Gonzalez, who was laid off on March 7 and hired by Burgerville on March 23, considers himself fortunate to have landed a new job after two weeks of searching.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Coconut Creek community helps raise 85K in Relay For Life event

first_imgCOCONUT CREEK, FLA. (WSVN) – Hundreds of people in one South Florida community gathered together to help fight for a cure for cancer.The Relay For Life fundraising event took place at Coconut Creek’s Wynmoor Village over the weekend.Residents and many others walked to raise money in honor of those touched by cancer.Participants get excited each year for the event they hope will bring change.“We actually look forward during a Relay For Life,” Wynmoor President Jackie Railey said.The three-day event raised over $85,000.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Cloud business boosts Microsofts quarterly revenue shares rise

first_imgSharp growth in its commercial cloud computing business helped lift Microsoft Corp’s (MSFT.O) quarterly revenue above Wall Street’s expectations, sending the technology company’s shares up more than 4 percent in after-hours trading.The new and growing cloud business – essentially selling computing services and storage in its data centers to corporate customers – is one of the priorities for Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who took the helm of the world’s largest software company in early 2014Nadella has refocused the company on cloud and mobile in the face of stagnation in its traditional PC-based Windows business.”Only two companies are setting the tone of enterprise computing, Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS,” said Trip Chowdhry, managing director of Global Equities Research, referring to Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) web services unit.”These are the only two initiators in the whole enterprise space that are going to see growth in excess of 80 percent year-over-year for at least two or three years.”Microsoft’s revenue in what it calls its “intelligent cloud” businesses, which includes the Azure cloud platform and server software, rose 7 percent to $6.7 billion.Revenue for Azure – which customers can use to host their website, apps or data – grew 102 percent, but Microsoft did not say what the actual revenue figure was.That makes an annual “run rate” of $12.1 billion for cloud-related revenue, up sharply from over $8 billion a year ago. Microsoft calculates run rate by multiplying revenue in the final month of the quarter for its cloud businesses by 12.Despite the surge in revenue, Microsoft is still struggling to increase profit in the capital-intensive cloud business. It said operating profit in its intelligent cloud businesses fell 17 percent to $2.19 billion in the quarter.Microsoft said the drop was mainly due to higher research, development, sales and marketing costs, as it makes investments and acquisitions to “drive cloud sales capacity and innovation.”COMING OUT OF DIPOverall, Microsoft posted revenue for its fiscal fourth quarter ended June 30, adjusted for some one-time items, of $22.6 billion, up 2 percent from a year ago. That beat Wall Street’s average forecast of $22.1 billion.It reported net income of $3.1 billion, or 39 cents per share, compared with a loss of $3.2 billion, or 40 cents per share, a year earlier. In the year-ago quarter it took a $7.5 billion charge to write down the value of its purchase of Nokia’s handset business.Excluding one-time items in the latest quarter, Microsoft reported earnings of 69 cents per share. That was ahead of analysts’ average forecast of 58 cents.Sanford Bernstein analyst Mark Moerdler said Microsoft is finally making headway shifting Microsoft Office software clients onto subscription-based cloud services. Office consumer products and cloud services were up 19 percent and Office 365 increased subscribers to 23.1 million during the quarter.”People looked at Office as a product that was going to be in decline,” said Moerdler. “We saw a dip, last quarter we came out of that dip, and now we’re accelerating out of the dip.”Nadella, who announced the company’s largest-ever deal last month, striking a deal to pay $26.2 billion for LinkedIn Corp (LNKD.N), has staked Microsoft’s future on mobile and the cloud.So far his plan has been well received by investors. Microsoft shares are up 64 percent since his predecessor as CEO Steve Ballmer announced his plan to retire, in August 2013. The S&P 500 is up 31 percent in the same time.Microsoft shares were up 4.35 percent at $55.40 in extended trading on Tuesday.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Unnao rape Driver says truck skidded due to rain

first_imgThe truck that has hit their car had its number plate scrubbed with black paint.TwitterAshish Pal, the driver whose truck crashed into the car carrying the Unnao rape survivor on July 28 in Rae Bareli, has told the CBI that his truck had skidded due to heavy rain on the day of the accident.Ashish Pal said that he was returning after off-loading ‘maurang’ (mortar) in Rae Bareli when he saw a car coming from the opposite direction. He said he was driving at a speed of about 50 to 55 kmph.Pal said he applied the brakes but amid the heavy downpour the truck skidded and while the front portion of the truck turned left, the rear portion turned right and hit the car.He also insisted that he had no connection with Unnao and did not know anyone there.He told the CBI that he does not take alcohol, but chews tobacco. He said he has been driving the truck for the past four years and belonged to Fatehpur district.The Unnao rape victim was seriously injured in the car accident, while two of her relatives died and her driver too was critically injured. The girl’s condition remains critical, doctors treating her at a hospital in Lucknow said on Saturday. The 19-year-old has been on a ventilator for the last six days and developed pneumonia.The case relates to the rape of the minor girl allegedly by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar (now expelled) at his residence in Unnao on June 4, 2017, when she had gone to seek a job. The Supreme Court last week ordered the transfer of all cases relating to the Unnao rape to Delhi.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Teen arrested for abducting raping schoolgirl

first_imgProthom Alo illustrationA 19-year-old was arrested on Sunday for kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old schoolgirl in Nakla upazila of Sherpur, reports UNB.Arrested Sohel Miah is the son of a certain Md Abdul Jalil Miah and a resident of Bagrakanda village of the upazila.”Sohel stalked the eighth grader,” said Md Shahnewar, officer-in-charge of Nakla police station.”He abducted her on 10 April when the victim was going to school.”The girl’s father filed a case in connection with the incident.Police raided the house of Abdul Jalil Miah in the morning and rescued the girl and arrested Sohel, the OC said.The victim was sent to the civil surgeon’s office for medical test.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Firhad Hakim calls meeting to assess health of other flyovers

first_imgKolkata: Taking a precautionary measure after the Majerhat Bridge incident, Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) will be carrying out a study to check the present “health” of the flyovers under its jurisdiction.Firhad Hakim, the state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs minister, held a high level meeting at Writers’ Building on Wednesday. Sources said that during the meeting, the minister has directed the concerned officials to take necessary steps to check the health of flyovers under its jurisdiction. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that Majerhat Bridge is around 54-years-old. The incident has claimed two lives and left 24 injured, according to information available till now.In such a situation, KMDA is taking necessary steps to check the health of the flyovers, so that repairing work can be undertaken if and when required.There are many flyovers under the jurisdiction of KMDA, including Chingrighata Flyover, Ultadanga Flyover, Dhakuria Bridge, Maa Flyover, AJC Bose Road Flyover and Lake Gardens Flyover. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt may be recalled that a portion of one wing of Ultadanga Flyover had collapsed in 2013. The incident took place just two years after the flyover was inaugurated in 2011. The flyover, which connects VIP Road with EM Bypass, was once again opened in 2014, after the necessary repair work.Similarly, Chingrighata Flyover is also an old one and the study will help in knowing its present health. It was June 2016 when engineers from RITES had visited the Chingrighata Flyover for inspection, as some cracks were then identified on certain parts of the bridge. Later, the KMDA officials had confirmed that the cracks were just on the upper surface of the plaster.It may be mentioned that there are some bridges in the city including Brace Bridge and Tolly Nallah Setu, where some cracks have also been spotted. The Tolly Nallah Setu was constructed in 1936. Cracks were also found on railings of the bridge.last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Meet Wag an App to Help You Find a Dog Walker

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 21, 2015 Dogs provide unconditional love, comfort, support and fun, but getting home to walk them can be rough.That’s where Wag comes in. The app allows you to order a dog walker on your smartphone up to 30 minutes before you need your Furry Buddy to go out, which means you get to go to that last-minute rooftop happy hour. Dog walkers can also be scheduled regularly.The service launches in New York City today with 75 dog walkers throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. It’s already operating in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Image credit: Wag!Related: A Cafe Where You Can Cuddle With Kittens: How These Entrepreneurs Brought Their Dream to LifeThe app is designed to give dog owners as much information as possible. Owners can opt to meet their dog walker ahead of time and can also track their dog via the app. They’ll also receive a “report card” with a photo of their dog, a map of the walk, and a “pee-poop” status update.After the walk, owners can rate their walker and leave a comment on the dog walker’s profile. Wag walkers are background checked, trained and insured.Each Wag walk costs $20 per half hour per dog and can be ordered either in 30- or 60-minute blocks. An additional dog from the same household is another $5.Wag has raised almost $2.5 million in seed funding from well-regarded VC firms including Greylock, Freestyle Capital and Crunchfund.Related: Forget Cat Cafes, It’s Time for a Coffee Joint for Dogscenter_img 2 min read Register Now »last_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Obama proposal would make 5 million more eligible for OT

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per week would become eligible for overtime pay under a proposal President Barack Obama unveiled Monday, lamenting that too many Americans are working too many hours for less pay than they deserve.The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, from the current $455 a week to $970 a week by next year. That would mean salaried employees earning less than $50,440 a year would be assured overtime if they work more than 40 hours per week, up from the current $23,660 a year. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home The proposed changes will be open for public comment and could take months to finalize. They can be enacted through regulation, without approval by the Republican-led Congress.Although the Labor Department’s estimates suggest the proposal would raise wages for 5 million people, other estimates are far higher. The Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, recently estimated that a threshold of $984 a week would cover 15 million people.“This is by definition middle-class people. This reverses decades of neglect,” said EPI President Larry Mishel, adding that the proposal would also likely create jobs for hourly workers.Under the current threshold, only about 8 percent of salaried workers are eligible for 1 Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “We’ve got to keep making sure hard work is rewarded,” Obama wrote in an op-ed in The Huffington Post. “That’s how America should do business. In this country, a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay.”To keep up with future inflation and wage growth, the proposal will peg the salary threshold at the 40th percentile of income, individuals familiar with the plan said. They requested anonymity to discuss the proposal ahead of the official announcement.The president was to promote the proposal during a visit Thursday to La Crosse, Wisconsin.Obama’s proposal aims to narrow a loophole that the president has long said some employers exploit to avoid paying overtime.Employees who make above the salary threshold can be denied overtime if they are deemed managers. Some work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores, but with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise.The existing salary cap, established in 2004 under President George W. Bush, has been eroded by inflation and now relegates a family of four making just above the cap into poverty territory. Obama has long charged that the level is too low and undercuts the intent of the overtime law. Top Stories Top holiday drink recipes 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to helplast_img read more

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Category: rkfzcrmkaynujbla Derrick Hall satisfied with Dbacks buying and se

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