‘Name bridge after Hazarika’

first_imgAhead of the inauguration of India’s longest bridge this Friday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, there are calls to name it after the legendary Assamese singer-composer Bhupen Hazarika.Travel timeMr. Modi will inaugurate the 9.15-km Dhola-Sadiya Bridge over Lohit river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, on Friday. The bridge will bring upper Assam closer to eastern Arunachal Pradesh and is estimated to reduce travel time by four hours. The bridge will also make it much easier for Army convoys to reach outposts near the China border. The bridge in Tinsukia district is located over 500-km from Assam’s Capital Dispur and 300-km from Arunachal Pradesh’s Capital Itanagar. Stating that Hazarika was born in the region (in Assam’s Sadiya), the Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) had recently issued a statement saying that the “cultural icon can be identified as a man of assimilation, who connected various big and small communities of the region like a golden thread”. The Arunachal Pradesh Literary Society (APLS) too agreed with this statement.Letter to PMO In a letter to the Prime Minister’s Office, the APLS had said that Sadiya had served as one of the administrative headquarters of the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA), as Arunachal was known as earlier, when Hazarika was born in 1926 until the devastating earthquake in 1950.The APLS said, “Although Sadiya falls under Assam at present, Hazarika’s birthplace is said to be at Bolung village of Lower Dibang Valley district in Arunachal”.last_img read more

Golu Ohodar honoured by Jkhand Government

first_imgRanchi, Jun 1 (PTI) Golu Ohodar, who was one of the key players who helped India win the Blind Cricket World Cup, was today honoured by the Jharkhand Government with Chief Minister Raghubar Das announcing Rs one lakh for the cricketer.Announcing the amount as a mark of honour for Ohodars feat at a felicitation ceremony at Booty village near here, Das said the state would take necessary initiatives to give him a job, an official release said here.The state has a provision of three per cent for the handicapped and two per cent for sports persons, it added.Ohodar had represented India in the Blind Cricket World Cup in England and contributed a key role in the win, the release said. PTI PVR DKBlast_img read more

ISL: Jeje Lalpekhlua scores twice on birthday but Chennaiyin FC held by Delhi Dynamos

first_imgDelhi Dynamos’ Guyon Fernandez scored in the dying moments of the Indian Super League match against Chennaiyin FC to spoil Jeje Lalpehkhlua’s birthday celebration at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.Jeje found the net twice in the match to mark his birthday but Delhi managed to sneak out a draw away from home to end their miserable six-match losing streak.The lapse of concentration from the Chennaiyin defence at the end is to be blamed as Chennaiyin FC were all set to take all the three points from the game.With the draw, Chennaiyin moved to the top of the league table with 17 points from nine matches while Delhi remained rooted at the bottom of the table with four points from eight games..@DelhiDynamos put a halt to their 6-game losing streak thanks to a late, late finish from @Guyonfernandez9!More videos: https://t.co/cVyUhTONeX#ISLRecap #LetsFootball #CHEDEL pic.twitter.com/W3MfP5WJL7- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 7, 2018Delhi Dynamos started the game on the front foot. Miguel Portugal’s men dominated possession and had the home side cornered for much of the early part of the game.The pressure reaped benefits in the 24th minute when David Ngaihte gave Delhi the lead. Fullback, Nandhakumar Sekar put in a delightful ball for Ngaihte in the box and his header flew past Chennaiyin goalkeeper Karanjit Singh.ALSO WATCHJeje Lalpekhlua equalised for the home side late in the first half. A free-kick from almost the halfway line into Delhi Dynamos box found its way to Jeje, who put his header past the keeper.advertisementHaving lost their lead, Delhi responded well. Karanjit Singh had to make a couple of quick saves to stop Delhi from regaining the lead just before the referee decided to blow the whistle for halftime.After having being outplayed for much of the first half, Chennayin improved their game in the second half and deservedly took the lead.In the 52nd minute, Germanpreet Singh’s pass found Lalpekhlua inside the box. The striker turned beautifully to get past his man and fired his shot in the top right corner of Xabier Iruetaguena’s goal to send the home supporters into a frenzy..@jejefanai turns his man and places it to perfection!#LetsFootball #CHEDEL https://t.co/qlxg2KiABv pic.twitter.com/teidM8OWW6- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 7, 2018The goal took the wind out of the visitors and Chennaiyin FC took control of the game. The home side had better chances to increase their lead but failed to make them count and it cost them dearly in the end.Fernandez, who had come on as a substitute for Lallianzuala Chhangte, made the home side pay.A deep cross from Jeroen Lumu found Kalu Uche inside the box, who cushioned his header for unmarked Fernandez, who in turn tapped the ball home to give his side a much-needed point.What a way to celebrate your birthday!#LetsFootball #CHEDEL pic.twitter.com/buvHEJFNyQ- Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) January 7, 2018last_img read more

Resilient and resourceful, Rohingya diaspora carve out new lives

first_imgBradford (UK), Aug 23 (AFP) Driven from Myanmar over decades, Rohingya Muslims have been labelled the most persecuted people on earth. But resilience and ingenuity have led members of the stateless community to carve out new lives — everywhere from refugee camps in Bangladesh to the hospitals of Europe.Many fled Myanmar as children. Some have been granted refugee status, others live in the shadows with no legal status or protection.Half a million of the Muslim minority remain in their ancestral homeland of Rakhine state inside Myanmar — the country that denies them citizenship — in camps or hemmed in by hostile neighbours.Their history is of oppression. But success stories are being forged and those who have escaped are often willing to give back to those left behind.A “proud Yorkshire boy”, Nijam Uddin Mohammed arrived with his family in Bradford, in northern England, in 2008 after 17 years in a Bangladeshi refugee camp.He is 36, or close enough.Like many Rohingya, his parents were barred from registering his birth in Myanmar, part of a bureaucratic drive to erase their existence.As a result, around half of Bradford’s 400-strong Rohingya community have been officially given the same date of birth: January 1.”My father, mum, my wife, my brothers, my grandmother, we all have the same birthday party,” he says, joking about the celebration expenses saved.Nijam learned English and now drives a taxi and works as a part-time interpreter for the National Health Service.But as the head of the British Rohingya Community charity he says his real calling is advocacy work for his people.advertisement”I hope my children will (also) work for the Rohingya people to free them,” he says.Freedom is a long way off for the hundreds of thousands of new refugees who have poured into the camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, since last year, driven out by a merciless Myanmar army crackdown.Their lives are on pause. But Mohammad Selim is refusing to waste time.Inside his mud walled hut deep in the Kutupalong megacamp, he is teaching eight-year-old daughter Nasima Akhtar taekwondo.Selim, now 34, was a Taekwondo champion in his youth but as a Rohingya was denied use of official sports facilities in Myanmar.So for 18 years he crossed between Bangladesh and Myanmar to fight, ultimately representing his adopted country before violence made return to Rakhine impossible.”We’re poor and have never been given respect,” he says. “But after I entered this sport, I learned what respect is… so I’m teaching it to my daughter,” he says.Nasima, whose shyness evaporates when she trains, wants to follow her dad in competitive bouts.”When I grow up I want to fight,” she says.Life was a battle from a very young age says Anita Schug, who was forced from Myanmar in the early 1980s but soared through education in Europe to become a neurosurgeon, working in German hospitals.”If others worked 100 per cent to achieve their goals I had to work at least twice as much as them,” the 37-year-old says from her current home in Solothurn, Switzerland.”I got used to the challenges and as a result I went for the challenging tasks. Neurosurgery, I saw it as a challenge and that’s why I went for it.” Rohingya inside Myanmar are locked out from education and healthcare, destroying the human resources of the community.For Anita and her two sisters, who are also doctors, their education will help to serve their community, one they say has “endless needs”.Activism runs in the family, and Anita is now prominent advocate working with the lobby group the European Rohingya Council.A warping of history by Myanmar’s army has cast the Rohingya as “Bengali” infiltrators to the Buddhist-majority country.But, says Anita, “there is historical evidence that both Rakhine and Rohingya community existed peacefully side by side for generations”.In Yangon, Aung Kyaw Moe, 35, works to diffuse tensions between all communities in a nation cross-stitched by different ethnicities and civil wars.”We’re a peace-building organisation,” he says from the Yangon office of the Center for Social Integrity.Through leadership seminars for young people from different minorities, education projects in Rakhine and the provision of basic humanitarian aid, he hopes his organisation can make a small but important contribution to building tolerance.But from bitter experience, Aung Kyaw Moe knows what it is to be on the outside.”My registration says “Bengali”… it’s not something I claim to be. I am from Myanmar,” he says.”I don’t want young people to go through my life.” – The Activist -advertisement One of the largest overseas Rohingya communities is in Malaysia, a Muslim country where 75,000 Rohingya have fled.But few Rohingya — especially women — have access to education, jobs and healthcare, something Sharifah Shakirah is trying to amend.In a Kuala Lumpur classroom, more than two dozen Rohingya women study languages, crafts, religion and drama.”I want women to feel like they can do things so they can stand for themselves,” says 25-year-old founder of the Rohingya Women Development Network.”Education gives people hope.”Originally from Buthidaung near the Bangladesh border, Sharifah joined her family in Malaysia when she was about five.She challenges traditional values inside her community, railing against issues like domestic violence and child marriage. That has prodded a negative reaction from some men, but Sharifah has no intention of stopping.”They feel that (way) because they’re losing their power, and feel I should be in the kitchen,” she said.But with Rohingya women on the very margins of an already vulnerable refugee community, Sharifah says her work is too important to be stopped by prejudice.(AFP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

25 days agoEx-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajax

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Newcastle midfielder Vurnon Anita training with Ajaxby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Newcastle United midfielder Vurnon Anita is training with Ajax.The Holland international is a free agent after having his contract with Leeds United terminated by mutual consent this month.Anita has now popped up at Ajax, where he is training with Jong Ajax.He has been linked with Maccabi Haifa, though is keeping his options open.Anita spent last season in Holland on-loan with Willem II. last_img read more

Monte Carlo Masters 2019: Novak Djokovic crashes out after shock quarter-final defeat

first_img AP MonacoApril 19, 2019UPDATED: April 19, 2019 20:18 IST Novak Djokovic lost to Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-final (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDaniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic 6-3, 4-6, 6-2Djokovic produced 47 unforced errors in windy conditionsMedvedev next faces Dusan Lajovic who beat Lorenzo SonegoAn erratic Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 defeat against Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Friday.The 10th-seeded Russian was appearing in the last eight of a Masters tournament for the first time but was not overawed. In fact, it was Djokovic who made the most mistakes. The two-time champion looked out of sorts in windy conditions and produced 47 unforced errors.After failing to serve out the match, when his Serbian opponent broke back to 5-2 down, Medvedev broke for the fifth time to seal a memorable victory.Djokovic double-faulted at 30-30 to give Medvedev his first match point and a backhand winner secured a first win against his top-ranked rival at the fourth attempt, and a first victory against a No. 1.He next faces the unseeded Dusan Lajovic, who also reached a Masters semi for the first time when he beat Italian qualifier Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 7-5.Lajovic has not dropped a set at the clay-court event and is more surprised than anybody.”I didn’t expect this. I was sick before the tournament and taking antibiotics,” the 28-year-old Serb said. “But it’s the best week of my career.”The same goes for the 23-year-old Medvedev, who is ranked 14 and is chasing a fifth career title.He had lost the three previous matches against Djokovic, including a tough four-setter in the fourth round of this year’s Australian Open. Djokovic won that tournament to secure a third straight Grand Slam title and 15th overall, moving two behind Nadal and five adrift of Roger Federer’s record haul of 20.advertisementBut Djokovic has now failed to reach the last four in three straight tournaments, after also falling short at Indian Wells and Miami.Nadal has won at Monte Carlo a record 11 times. The second-ranked Spaniard plays the unseeded Guido Pella of Argentina later.The other match is between No. 9 Borna Coric of Croatia and No.13 Fabio Fognini of Italy.Also Read | Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Monte Carlo Masters 2019Follow Daniil MedvedevFollow Novak DjokovicFollow Quarter-finals Next Monte Carlo Masters 2019: Novak Djokovic crashes out after shock quarter-final defeatNovak Djokovic was shocked by Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 to crash out at the quarter-final stage of the Monte Carlo Masters.advertisementlast_img read more

This shirt launch rattled the menswear world

first_img Tuxedo Tips: Your Guide to Nailing Black-Tie Attire Dickies 1922 Collection Offers Some of the Best Menswear Made in America 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know The Best Men’s Quilted Jackets Stitched for Every Occasion There has been an uproar raging in the menswear world since January.Our dear friends over at Brooks Brothers have reintroduced their iconic Original Polo Button-Down Oxford, which they debuted 120 years ago.Launched in 1896 when the grandson of Brooks Brothers founder, John E. Brooks, attended a polo match in England and noticed that the polo players’ collars were pinned down to prevent their flapping in the wind. Realizing this could be a revolution in menswear retail, he brought his discovery back to the States and the Button-Down shirt was born. Since then it has become a classic and some have called it, “the most imitated item in fashion history.” Who knew?The classic shirt is back with some details from its ancestors as well as additional refinements. Most notably, the trademarked collar was adjusted by removing the interlining for a softer, natural shape and a rolled collar effect returning to the original design of the shirt. Adjustments were also made to the placket and cuffs, which have been also been softened for added comfort. Further elevating the shirt is the reintroduction of the mother-of-pearl buttons accenting the cuff, collar and placket. Side gussets as well as a longer swoop of the shirttail were added to help prevent the shirt from becoming accidentally untucked (and we repeat, Tuck In Your Shirts Gents!).But here is the most sensational part of the story. The part that has sent blogs buzzing: The front shirt pocket, which has been a feature of the shirt since 1968, has been removed to more closely mirror the style of earlier versions. We know, you need to sit down…And anyway, the biggest use for the pocket was to hold your pack of cigarettes. With that habit virtually Gone with the Wind, who needs a pocket? (it’s not for phones either)The Original Polo Button-Down comes in three fits: Madison, Regent and Milano; and four colors in candy stripes and solids including white, pink, blue and purple.Finally, the updated Original Polo Button-Down Oxford shirt is made in the USA at the Brooks Brothers shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina from pure American Supima cotton.If you can dare walk the streets without a pocket sewn onto your shirt, the polo retails for $140 and can be found here. Let us know your thoughts on this sartorial subject. Tweet us on @TheManualGuide. Editors’ Recommendations How to Choose the Right Dress Shirtlast_img read more

Revised Regulations for Crane Operators

first_imgCrane operators in Nova Scotia will see more regulatory flexibility without jeopardizing safety beginning Monday, Jan. 1, 2007. Consultation for the amendments to the Crane Operators Regulation took place between Sept. 18 and Nov. 10, and support from interested groups was strong. “We’ve been working with people in the industry for several years on the changes, and we are listening to what they have to say,” said Mark Parent, Minister of Environment and Labour. “Industry wants regulations to be flexible, and permit the use of the most efficient technology without jeopardizing the safety of employees.” The consultations identified regulations that prohibited efficient operations, but did not impact employee safety. The revised regulations will reflect national standards for crane operators. The changes are part of the Department of Environment and Labour’s Competitiveness and Compliance program, which makes improvements to department laws and regulations. Its objectives are to maintain or enhance protection for Nova Scotians and their environment while contributing to the prosperity of Nova Scotia business. A bulletin with a detailed summary of the revised Crane Operators Regulations can be viewed online at www.gov.ns.ca/enla .last_img read more

Kirkland Signature veggie burgers recalled due to possible metal fragments

first_imgOTTAWA — Belmont Meat Products is recalling its Kirkland Signature brand Harvest Burger – Gourmet Blend – Veggie Burgers due to the possible presence of pieces of metal in the products.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says the burgers were sold in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia and possibly other provinces.The recalled products came in 1.7 kg packages with a best before date of Apr. 23, 2019.The CFIA says there have been reported injuries associated with the consumption of the burgers, however, it didn’t provide any further information.Anyone who purchased the burgers is advised to either throw them out or return them to the place of purchase.The CFIA says it’s making sure the recalled product is being removed from stores. The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Paul McCartney And Elvis Costello Launch TV Ad For Vegetarian Meals

first_imgElvis Costello has teamed up with Paul McCartney for a campaign to launch a new range of chilled meat free foods.Video: Paul and Linda McCartney – ‘Heart Of The Country’ (with Elvis Costello voiceover)From PaulMcCartney.com: “The leaked track and accompanying animation are part of the #LoveLinda campaign [the McCartney family] have been working on alongside the Linda McCartney Foods brand. This is the first time in 15 years that the brand has done TV advertising. The TV advert shows the McCartney family as you have never seen them before in animated form.“Singer songwriter Elvis Costello has provided the voiceover to the animation which, in addition to the family, features a host of psychedelic animal characters.“Elvis Costello has been vegetarian since the early 1980s and remembers Linda McCartney and all she strove for; “Linda always talked well and made it seem that you wouldn’t be joining a secret weird society by being vegetarian.”“Produced by world renowned Passion Pictures, whose other work includes projects for The Beatles and The Gorillaz, the animation transports viewers into a fairy-tale world where characters including Horse boy, Napoleon Dog and Ballerina Cat join the McCartney family in a musical fanfare that culminates with a woodland feast.“Airing for the first time on 28 January, the animation is part of a national #LoveLinda campaign to launch the new range of chilled meat free foods from Linda McCartney.”Source:PaulMcCartney.comlast_img read more

Foxs new schedule for the fall TV season

NEW YORK — Fox’s prime-time schedule for fall 2019:Monday8 p.m. — “9-1-1”9 p.m. — “Prodigal Son”Tuesday8 p.m. — “The Resident”9 p.m. — “Empire”Wednesday8 p.m. — “The Masked Singer”9 p.m. — “Not Just Me”Thursday8 p.m. — NFL Football.Friday8 p.m. — “WWE Smackdown Live”Saturday7 p.m — “Fox Sports Saturday: Fox College Football”Sunday8:00 p.m. —”The Simpsons”8:30 p.m. — “Bless the Harts”9:00 p.m. — “Bob’s Burgers”9:30 p.m. — “Family Guy”The Associated Press read more

UAE to improve the welfare of Sri Lankan workers

Foreign Minister Samaraweera briefed his counterpart on the government’s political and economic plans. He noted that the formation of a National Government would create political and policy stability that would enable the country to address long-unsolved challenges facing Sri Lanka. Minister Samaraweera noted that the 250,000 Sri Lankan migrant workers employed the UAE make a tremendous contribution to Sri Lanka’s economy. He emphasized that Sri Lanka is committed to increasing the skill level of migrant workers entering the UAE – including domestic workers. He also noted that Sri Lanka would continue to engage through the Abu Dhabi Dialogue to improve inter-ministerial coordination and cooperation on migrant worker issues – including qualification recognition.The two Foreign Ministers also agreed to hold the second Sri Lank-UAE Joint Commission later this year in Colombo. Minister Samaraweera said that, just as Sri Lanka was a paradise for UAE tourists, the government’s objective was to make it a paradise for investors. He invited UAE firms, which are already a significant source of investment for Sri Lanka, to increase their investments, observing that the Government was establishing 45 economic development zones. The United Arab Emirates’ Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nayhan, visited Sri Lanka on the invitation of the Government of Sri Lanka.During bilateral consultations the Foreign Ministers explored ways of strengthening trade and investment ties, improving the welfare of Sri Lankan workers in the UAE, and collaborating on issues of regional and international concern. The Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Employment, the Chairman of the Board of Investment and the Director-General to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and other senior officials attended the meeting.The UAE Foreign Minister also called on President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. read more

Instagram expands Canadian pilot removing like counts to more countries

Instagram says it’s expanding a Canadian pilot removing “like” counts from some users’ feeds to several more countries.An Instagram spokesman says the social media giant plans to roll out the test in Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Ireland this week.In May, Instagram began testing a new feature in Canada preventing some users from seeing the total number of likes on other people’s photos and videos.The test hides like counts and video views on Instagram feeds, permalink pages and profiles, but users can still find out the tallies on their own posts.The spokesman says Instagram is excited by the early results of the Canadian trial, and is looking to learn more from the global community.He says the move is meant to encourage users to focus on the content being shared on the platform rather than competing for likes.The Canadian Press read more

UN Security Council extends mission in Sierra Leone for six months

The Security Council today unanimously agreed to extend for six months the mandate of the United Nations mission in Sierra Leone and stressed the importance of continued support to the West African country’s Government in consolidating stability, reintegrating ex-combatants, repatriating refugees and respecting human rights and the rule of law.The Council endorsed a recommendation by Secretary-General Kofi Annan to extend the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) beginning this 30 September, given the need to continue the gradual drawdown of the peacekeeping force without jeopardizing the security situation in the country torn apart by a decade-long civil war.In adopting the resolution, the 15-member body welcomed the increasing security in Sierra Leone and encouraged “further progress towards strengthening the capacity of the Sierra Leone Police and armed forces to maintain security and stability independently.”It commended UNAMSIL for the progress made to date in the adjustments to its size, composition and deployment and welcomed the Secretary-General’s intention to continue with these adjustments.Noting that lasting stability in Sierra Leone will depend on peace in the subregion, especially in Liberia, the Council emphasized the importance of cooperation among the regional countries to this end, as well as the need for coordination of UN efforts to contribute to the consolidation of security.Members expressed strong support for “the efforts of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) towards building peace in the subregion, and encourages the Presidents of the Mano River Union member States to resume dialogue and to implement their commitments to building regional peace and security.”The Council also expressed its appreciation to those Member States providing troops, civilian police personnel and support elements to UNAMSIL and those who have made commitments to do so.Video of Security Council meeting read more

Canadian wholesale sales rise 03 per cent in January StatsCan report

Canadian wholesale sales rise 0.3 per cent in January: StatsCan report AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says wholesale sales rose by 0.3 per cent in January to $49 billion, mainly due to higher sales in computer and communications equipment and supplies.In volume terms, wholesale sales were up 0.5 per cent for the month.The agency says gains were reported in four of seven subsectors, accounting for about two-thirds of wholesale sales.Sales in the machinery, equipment and supplies subsector rose 3.2 per cent, almost offsetting a drop recorded in December.The overall increase reflects an eight per cent increase in the sales of computer and communications equipment and supplies.Sales rose in nine provinces in January, with most of the growth in dollars concentrated in Quebec, where sales were up 2.2 per cent. Ontario was the lone province that posted a decrease, with sales down 0.5 per cent, the fifth decrease since July 2012. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 19, 2013 8:44 am MDT read more

UN envoy welcomes indictment of former Guinean leader over 2009 stadium deaths

“I commend the national authorities for exercising ownership, leadership and responsibility over this process which seeks to bring justice to victims of crimes committed during the horrific events which took place Conakry in broad daylight,” said Zainab Hawa Bangura in a press release issued late Wednesday. “This indictment represents an important step in Guinea’s fight against impunity for the crimes that were perpetrated against unarmed civilians,” she added. A UN-led International Commission of Inquiry found that at least 156 people were killed, at least 109 women and girls raped and subjected to other forms of sexual violence, and more than 1,000 people injured as a result of the events in the stadium and the surrounding areas. Mr. Camara was the President of Guinea’s National Council for Democracy and Development at the time of the incidents on 28 September 2009. In the framework of a Joint Communique between the UN and the Government of Guinea signed in November 2011, Ms. Bangura’s Office, through the UN Team of Experts on the Rule of Law/Sexual Violence in Conflict, has been providing technical support to a Panel of Judges established by the Guinean authorities to investigate and prosecute these crimes. Based on more than 400 hearings, which included 200 victims and witnesses of sexual violence, the Panel has already issued 15 indictments, including against high ranking military officers. “I praise the courage and determination of the Panel of Judges to investigate the crimes committed, as well as the courage of the victims and witnesses to come forward,” the Special Representative said. “This would not have happened without their relentless efforts in pursuit of justice.” The United Nations will continue to support ongoing efforts by the Guinean authorities towards a successful conclusion of the process, including in the areas of protection of victims and witnesses, and reparations, she said. read more

Metso to help Mount Gibsons Extension plans move ahead with a complete

first_imgMetso will supply a complete crushing and screening system to Mount Gibson Iron for the Extension Hill mine. The iron ore mine site is located north of Perth in Western Australia. The order consists of feeders, a jaw crusher, cone crusher, screen and conveyors. It also includes engineering, structures, installation and project management of the new plant. The stationary plant expansion is designed to produce at a rate of 700 t/h. The delivery will be completed by January 2011.Mount Gibson iron is the leading independent Australian hematite iron ore producer. The development and construction of the Extension Hill hematite project scheduled for completion in June 2011. The production of 3 Mt/y at Extension Hill will lift total Mount Gibson production to 9 Mt/y in 2012.The value of the order is less than EUR10 million and is included in Metso Mining and Construction Technology’s Q2 orders received.last_img read more

Tested Google Glass XE7 update brings web browsing and improved voice controls

first_imgMonth two of Glass is upon us, and Google has released their next update, XE7 for Google Glass. This upgrade focuses on the separation of hands-free and hands-on navigation, and brings a much needed web browser for the platform.This month’s Glass update is all about Google paying attention to the participants in the Explorer Program. Most of the updates seen here are the result of conversations being had all over the web from the few who have their hands on this hardware. The whole idea behind the Explorer Program was to help Google define Glass, so that there was a polished and complete thought by the time Glass hit shelves.The XE6 update to Glass focused on enhancing the camera and making it more useful in situations where most 5MP shooters would struggle. This XE7 update focuses on the user, and how we interact with Glass.Separate voice and gesture controlsThe original implementation for Glass UI combined gesture and voice controls into a single menu. This confused a lot of users, because the available commands were in a vertical list, while the navigation panel on the side of Glass is horizontal. The meant that you were using a horizontal gesture to scroll down a vertical list, and while you could adjust to that quickly it was a little jarring. The benefit here was the list being compact, which meant you could see the list and speak out the command you wanted if you were so inclined. The whole rest of the UI had horizontal panels for horizontal gestures though, so ultimately a change needed to be made.There’s now a separate menu system for voice and gesture commands. If you don’t want to announce to the world what you are doing, you can swipe through individual cards with actions. If you’d rather use your voice, that system is not only intact but has been improved throughout Glass.Now, if you take a photo, record a video, or receive a card that you can act on (notification, email, SMS) there’s now a “OK Glass” at the bottom of the screen that lets you know you can activate those features with your voice. The end result is a significant boost in hands free computing, allowing you to navigate and interact with just about all of Glass with just your voice.Glass BrowserIt’s not easy to imagine using a browser on Glass. You have a 640×480 resolution display in a world where websites can be downright huge. Navigating a site with a thin strip of touch material may sound difficult to implement, but this first public attempt by Google is impressive. Navigating a site requires a pair of input mechanisms, which are split between one finger and two finger actions.With one finger actions, you have simple scrolling and link clicks. This works if you’re scrolling through text and navigating through links on a site. When you want to look around on the web, you place two fingers on Glass and literally look around with your head. Whichever direction you turn your head is the direction Glass will pan your viewing window on the page. If you reach a space where the site needs to scroll, it does so based on how severe the angle of your head is. From this same two finger gesture you can zoom in and out on any part of a website.In trying this out, I found that the Glass browser can’t handle much. While it is a unique and interesting experience, the browser itself currently crashes after a few pages of navigation. It’s still early days for this software, and when the browser works it really does work well. You can even watch videos on YouTube, though the battery limitations on Glass are such that a four minute music video costs you roughly 7% of your battery life.You’ve also got no keyboard on Glass, so anything that requires a login is off limits. Bluetooth keyboards have been used on Glass several times, and while that is certainly an option it probably makes more sense to just use your phone if you’re going to go through all of that trouble. Google will likely implement something like Chrome to Phone for Glass before too long, or just give you Android browser controls from the Glass app in the future.last_img read more

La reconnaissance faciale bientôt possible sur Facebook

first_imgLa reconnaissance faciale, bientôt possible sur FacebookLe réseau social veut faciliter le marquage des photos pour ses utilisateurs. Un nouvel outil doit donc faire son apparition dans quelques semaines : la reconnaissance faciale. Les photos seront alors marquées automatiquement.Reconnaître automatiquement nos amis et légender les photos avec leur nom sans que l’on ait à pianoter sur notre clavier : c’est ce que Facebook veut proposer à ses utilisateurs d’ici quelques semaines. L’information a été révélée par l’ingénieur Justin Mitchell, sur son blog : “Désormais, si vous téléchargez les photos du mariage de votre cousin, nous pourrons les regrouper (…) et au lieu de taper 64 fois le nom de son épouse, il n’y aura qu’à cliquer sur “sauvegarder” pour le faire apparaître en légende”. L’outil s’avère donc très pratique pour l’envoi groupé de photos.À lire aussiCette Intelligence artificielle créée par Adobe peut détecter les images trafiquéesMais pas de panique, cette option peut être désactivée pour ceux qui ne veulent pas apparaître automatiquement sur les clichés mis en ligne par leurs contacts. Il est possible de le faire en ajustant les paramètres de confidentialité sur le site.Selon Justin Mitchell, plus de 100 millions de légendes sont attribués à des photos sur Facebook chaque jour.Le 16 décembre 2010 à 16:14 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

1017 NXT Highlights Aleister Black returns Lorcan Burch War Raiders vs Undisputed

first_img Live Podcast: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Wrestleview Live #65: Reviewing and discussing WWE Clash of Champions from Charlotte Video: Watch the live WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff Show from Charlotte tonight Pinterest Facebook WWE posted the following highlight’s from last night’s NXT on the WWE Network.center_img Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Twitterlast_img read more