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Utkal Express derailment: Suresh Prabhu asks authorities to ‘fix responsibility’

December 3, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgRailway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday directed the Chairman of the Railway Board to fix responsibility on “prima facie evidence by the end of day” into the derailment of the Utkal Express in Uttar Pradesh.The minister said he was monitoring the situation closely and that restoration of tracks was his top priority.Over 20 people died after 14 coaches of the Utkal Express derailed near Muzaffarnagar in western Uttar Pradesh yesterday evening. “Restoration is top priority. Seven coaches tackled. Also ensuring best possible medical care for the injured. Monitoring situation closely,” he said in a tweet.“Will not allow laxity in operations by the Board. Have directed CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by end of day,” he tweeted.The minister, who has been keeping a close tab on the situation since yesterday, directed senior officials and medical personnel to provide assistance to injured passengers and all possible help to relatives of affected passengers.Mr. Prabhu had ordered an inquiry into the derailment yesterday. He said he was personally monitoring the situation and strict action will be taken in case of any lapse.The minister also announced ₹3.5 lakh ex-gratia compensation for those who lost their lives, ₹50,000 for the seriously injured and ₹ 25,000 for those who received minor injuries.last_img read more

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As India Becomes Wealthier, More Indians Leave Its Shores

December 2, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgAs India has become wealthier, more of its citizens are leaving its shores.An estimated 17 million Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India the largest source country for international migrants globally, up from 7 million in 1990 and a 143 percent increase, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs.Read it at Bloomberg Related Itemslast_img

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AFI’s dope testing flies in the face of WADA practices

November 28, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgThe Athletics Federation of India (AFI) went against a general practice encouraged by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to almost spoil India’s party at the Asian Games in Guangzhou.Suresh Sathya, who took part in the 200m and 4x100m relay events at the Asiad, flunked a dope test and the callousness on the part of AFI has come for serious questioning.Though the federation was aware of Sathya’s positive dope test, it kept the result under wraps and allowed the athlete to compete in not one but two events even as his results were disclosed a couple of days before the events.The federation took the samples of some of the athletes for dope testing on November 14 after their return from Ukraine where they had gone for training in the lead-up to the Guangzhou Games. The AFI sent the samples to the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) on the evening of November 15.But thereafter, the AFI did not bother to check the results of the samples and their athletes headed for Guangzhou without any knowledge of the outcome of their samples.The question that remains to be answered is about the urgency that the federation showed for the sample testing even though the Games were already underway. WADA strongly discourages the federations, or even the national dope-testing bodies for that matter, to conduct tests just before any competition.Even though the AFI showed urgency in sample collection, it was hardly bothered to know the results of these samples and it was only a day before the 200m event on November 24 that it got to know about Sathya’s positive dope test.advertisement”Firstly, it was the AFI which collected the dope samples that were sent directly to the NDTL and we had no idea about it.But when we did come to know about the result, we notified both the athlete and federation on November 24,” NADA director general Rahul Bhatnagar told MAIL TODAY on Sunday.The AFI continues to remain tight- lipped on the issue and its joint secretary ML Dogra said he was not aware of any notification that the NADA issued about Sathya’s dope flunk.” I have no idea if any of our athletes tested positive and whether NADA notified the federation or not.” But since the samples were coded and NADA was not aware of the athlete who flunked the dope test, it could not reveal the name of the athlete.” The samples are coded and even the NDTL doesn’t know who the athlete is. But the NADA notified the federation that one particular athlete has tested positive for nandrolone and is therefore provisionally suspended from taking part in any competition.” It was the federation’s responsibility to check up with NDTL about the result of the samples which it had collected on an urgent basis. NADA makes sure that it keeps a check on the results of the samples that go for lab testing. The federation, however, did not do that but we still informed them about Sathya’s case in whatever little time that we had,” Bhatnagar added.Sathya ran in the 4x100m relay in which India missed out on a bronze by a whisker. A medal would have meant a mandatory dope test for the athlete.India tasted unprecedented success in athletics at the Asian Games this year and a positive dope test would have come as a major embarrassment for the country.The officials at the AFI refused to respond on the issue and passed the buck to their colleagues, each of whom said that he had no clue about the whole incident.last_img read more

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Chiranjeevi wants to merge PRP with Congress at Tirupati

November 28, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgPraja Rajyam Party chief K Chiranjeevi on Thursday said he strongly desired to merge his party with Congress in the temple town of Tirupati where he launched his party two years ago. The actor-turned politician said he had floated his party on August 26, 2008 on a grand scale and on the same magnitude he would like to merge the PRP with Congress. However, Chiranjeevi said that he left the final decision to the Congress High command on the venue of the merger. The PRP has now 18 legislators in the 294 member Andhra Pradesh Assembly.- With PTI inputs For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img

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SPORT-COPA-ARGENTINA 2 LAST

November 26, 2019 | By admin | No Comments | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgThe Arsenal forward picked his spot and shot low but The Arsenal forward picked his spot and shot low but Argentine keeper Sergio Romero was equal to the challenge, saving brilliantly to deny Chile an opener. The second of two Chilean first half bookings arrived in the 44th minute, Gaitan again on the receiving of a rough tackle, this time from Mauricio Isla. Sanchez drew a save from Romero in a bright Chilean start to the second half but it was Argentina who opened the scoring on 51 minutes. A swift counter-attack saw Banega release Di Maria, whose quick low shot flew past Bravo and into the bottom corner as the Chile goalkeeper struggled to get his body into position. Eight minutes later it was 2-0, Di Maria turning creator this time with a deft pass to Banega whose low shot took a slight deflection off Isla to deceive Bravo. The game continued to have an edge with Di Maria and Gary Medel both receiving yellow cards for an off-the-ball scuffle shortly afterwards. In injury time Fuenzalida grabbed a late consolation with a headed goal from a free-kick but it was too little too late. AFP KHS KHSlast_img read more

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Teekay LNG Partners Eyes Fresh Funds

October 23, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Teekay LNG Partners Eyes Fresh Funds | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgzoom Owner and operator of liquefied natural gas carriers Teekay LNG Partners is selling shares to raise fresh funds for debt repayments or funding installment payments on future newbuilding deliveries.The company has priced its public offering of 5 million 9% Series A Preferred Units, representing limited partner interests, at USD 25 per unit.Distributions will be payable on the Series A Preferred Units at a rate of 9% per annum of the stated liquidation preference of USD 25, the shipowner said.Expected to close on October 5, 2016, the offering includes a 30-day option which was granted to the underwriters to purchase up to an additional 750,000 shares.Furthermore, Teekay LNG said that it intends to apply to have the shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange.Earlier this week the company secured work for its previously unchartered 174,000 cubic meter MEGI LNG carrier newbuilding that is scheduled for delivery in early-2019.Teekay LNG Partners entered into a 15-year time-charter contract with the Yamal LNG project, to provide Yamal LNG with conventional liquefied natural gas (LNG) transportation services.The Partnership will now provide the project, scheduled to commence production in 2017, with both icebreaker and conventional LNG transportation services.last_img read more

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SAGAFTRA Members Approve New Video Game Actor Agreement

October 15, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on SAGAFTRA Members Approve New Video Game Actor Agreement | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgJonathan Handel LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Members of SAG-AFTRA on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve the successor to the Interactive Media Video Game Agreement by a vote of 90 percent to 10 percent. The initial agreement was reached on Sept. 22 after a lengthy strike by video game actors, the longest in the union’s history. The strike began Oct. 21, 2016.The terms of the tentative agreement include a new bonus structure that provides additional payments to performers based on number of sessions worked. The payments are due no later than the date of the game’s release and begin with an additional $75 payment on the first session and totaling $2,100 after 10 sessions worked.READ MORE Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Twitterlast_img read more

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Home Capital vows to defend itself against short sellers 4M lawsuit

October 13, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Home Capital vows to defend itself against short sellers 4M lawsuit | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgTORONTO – Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) says it vows to defend itself against misrepresentation claims in a $4-million lawsuit filed by a short seller against the alternative lender and three of its former executives.The company issued a response after California-based short seller Marc Cohodes on Monday filed a statement of claim with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, alleging that the company’s misrepresentations in its financial reporting cost him millions when he closed his position early.Cohodes, who has been a vocal critic of Home Capital, said he took a short position the Toronto-based alternative mortgage lender’s shares in 2014.He adds in the claim that between March and June 2015, based on positive information in Home Capital’s financial reporting, he repurchased 91,800 of those shares at more than $40 each, at a total cost of more than $3.6 million.In June 2017, Home Capital agreed to pay $29.5 million to settle a class-action lawsuit and a matter before the Ontario Securities Commission concerning allegations of misleading disclosure.Home Capital says that holders of more than 1,717,600 million common shares eligible for the global class action settlement have opted out, and it has now received claims from parties representing 1,717,400 shares.last_img read more

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New European Union members increase support for UN food programmes

October 12, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on New European Union members increase support for UN food programmes | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

22 March 2007The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has hailed the increasing support and commitment of 12 new European Union (EU) Member States to achieving the number 1 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has hailed the increasing support and commitment of 12 new European Union (EU) Member States to achieving the number 1 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of halving poverty and hunger by 2015. “Over the past two years, we have seen a considerable strengthening of our joint partnership with these new donors and we are optimistic that further strides will be made in the battle against hunger,” WFP Deputy Executive Director for Fundraising and Communications John Powell said. “We are convinced that with such backing, we can have a real impact on this scourge and improve the lives of millions of people around the world,” he added. By 2010, the 12 new EU Members have set themselves an official development aid (ODA) commitment of 0.17 percent of gross national income (GNI) and 0.33 percent by 2015. In 2006, contributions from the 12 reached $2.1 million in support of WFP operations in Georgia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Afghanistan and the occupied Palestinian territory. Poland led with contributions amounting to $1.2 million. In a recent two-day consultation in Nicosia, Cyprus, representatives of the Foreign and Agriculture Ministries of the 12 expressed their enthusiasm for extending the scope of co-operation. They discussed innovative ways to participate in emergency work, as in Lebanon after last year’s war between Israel and Hizbollah, humanitarian aid funding mechanisms, and engaging the young talent of member states to work at WFP. “These areas of potential partnership give us hope MDG One is indeed achievable,” Mr. Powell said in concluding remarks. “We are tremendously grateful for your nations’ generous help for people affected by humanitarian crises and for the confidence you have shown in WFP’s ability to deliver life-saving aid.” read more

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Com Dev posts Q1 loss of 116 million due to currency hedging

October 4, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Com Dev posts Q1 loss of 116 million due to currency hedging | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Com Dev International Ltd. (TSX:CDV) says it had an $11.6-million net loss in its fiscal first quarter, including $19.2 million of non-recurring items that dragged the Ontario-based high-tech company into the red.The biggest item was a $11.6-million item related to its currency hedging program. It also recognized a bigger loss from U.S. operations, about $3 million of restructuring and termination items and $1.6 million of acquisition-related costs.Excluding the unusual items, Com Dev had $12.1 million of adjusted earnings, up from $11.4 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.The net loss amounted to 15 cents per share.In the first quarter of fiscal 2014, Com Dev had $2.1 million or three cents per share of net income and $51.8 million of revenue.Com Dev’s revenue was $53.6 million, up 3.5 per cent from a year earlier, largely as a result of currency fluctuations that raised the value of contracts paid in U.S. dollar.The company, based in Cambridge, Ont., generates most of its revenue from manufacturing and selling hardware such as transponders used in satellites and satellite ground stations. It also has a subsidiary that provides satellite data services.Com Dev also announced Monday that its exactEarth subsidiary, co-owned with Hisdesat Servicios Estrategicos, has retained Canaccord Genuity to provide advice on funding options and potential merger-acquisition opportunities for pursuing a larger role in its market.“The strategic options under consideration for exactEarth will be instrumental in helping it reach its full potential, while at the same time unlocking significant value for Com Dev’s shareholders,” said Michael Pley, Com Dev’s chief executive officer.In the quarter ended Jan. 31, exactEarth generated $5.3 million of revenue, up 60.6 per cent from a year earlier. by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 9, 2015 6:06 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Com Dev posts Q1 loss of $11.6 million due to currency hedging, other items read more

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US claims for jobless aid slide to lowest level since July

October 3, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on US claims for jobless aid slide to lowest level since July | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Sep 22, 2016 6:55 am MDT Last Updated Sep 22, 2016 at 8:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US claims for jobless aid slide to lowest level since July WASHINGTON – The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since July, more evidence that U.S. workers are enjoying job security.THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that jobless claims slid by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 252,000. That matched the level in mid-July, which was the lowest since April. The less-volatile four-week average fell by 2,250 to 258,500. Weekly claims have come in below 300,000 for 81 straight weeks, longest such streak since 1970.The number of people collecting unemployment benefits is 2.11 million, down nearly 6 per cent from a year ago.THE TAKEAWAY: Applications for unemployment benefits are a proxy for measuring layoffs. The low level of claims suggests that companies are holding onto staff.“The labour market remains rock solid,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a research note.KEY DRIVERS: Unemployment is at a healthy 4.9 per cent. Employers have added 204,000 jobs a month over the past year, though hiring slowed to 151,000 in August. The job market is robust despite a sluggish economy. Economic growth came in at an unimpressive 1.1 per cent annual pace from April through June after growing just 0.8 per cent in the first quarter and 0.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015.In a separate report, the Labor Department reported earlier that job openings rose 4 per cent in July but hiring just 1 per cent. That suggests employers are struggling to find qualified workers. In this Thursday, June 9, 2016, photo, a sign advertising job opportunities with Sears, hangs near an entrance to the store, in LaJolla, Calif. On Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, the Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits the previous week. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi) read more

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Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 09 October 2015

October 2, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Week in Brussels – week ending Friday 09 October 2015 | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

DOWNLOAD1.     Commission and Council discuss vehicle emission testing2.     Chancellor Merkel and President Hollande address the European Parliament3.     China uses Juncker Plan to boost involvement in Europe4.     Merkel against Turkey joining the EU5.     UNEP – World finance must flow towards low carbon infrastructure6.     Week aheadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)

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Kim Andersson to miss EHF EURO 2014

September 22, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Kim Andersson to miss EHF EURO 2014 | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

← Previous Story STRONG KIF KOLDING: Hvidt and Jorgensen extend contracts! Next Story → Jespen Jensen is new coach of Aalborg! Kim Andersson After Nikolaj Markussen (Denmark) and questionable appearance of Thierry Omeyer, Xavier Barachet and Jerome Fernandez, another big handball star will miss the upcoming Men’s EHF EURO 2014 in Denmark. Sweden will have to find the performance and keep the high ambition without Kim Andersson. One of the best right backs on the planet, member of the Danish KIF Kolding Kobenhavn has problem with his left shoulder and won’t be able to play in Denmark.He will be out five months more after surgery…

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Column Lets see a vigorous successful campaign for marriage equality

September 22, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Column Lets see a vigorous successful campaign for marriage equality | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgON APRIL 13-14th of this year the Constitutional Convention met to consider the issue of marriage equality. The Convention voted by a decisive majority in favour of changing the Constitution to allow for civil marriage for same-sex couples.This strong endorsement of equal marriage rights marks an historic step in the campaign for marriage equality in Ireland and builds on the civil partnership legislation introduced in January 2011 under the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010. The then Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern spoke about the Act being “one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation to be enacted since independence”.The endorsement of the Constitutional Convention illustrates that the public now want politicians to further build on the progress of civil partnership by holding a referendum on marriage equality. The Government announced today that a referendum on same sex marriage will be held by mid-2015. It is now the responsibility of the Government parties to lead a vigorous, successful campaign for marriage equality.Aren’t Civil Partnerships the same thing?One of the central tenants of the anti-marriage equality argument is that civil partnership is essentially the same as civil marriage and therefore there is no need to have marriage equality. This is simply not true. Research by Marriage Equality has illustrated how there are at least 160 differences between civil marriage and civil partnership. These differences range from immigration issues, to legal issues, to important protections for same-sex couples and their children.One significant difference under the Civil Partnership Act is that a child only has a legal relationship with his or her biological parent. Essentially the Act is saying that a non-biological parent centrally involved in the life of the child is a stranger in the eyes of the law. This two-tier system is unfair and shows that civil partnership does not even remotely equate to the same thing as civil marriage.‘Undermining the sanctity of marriage’The religious argument against gay marriage has long centred on the sanctity of the union between a man and a woman. They argue that allowing two men or two women to marry would undermine the sanctity of marriage. This argument does not take into consideration that a thriving marriage does not succeed or fail because of the sex of those in the marriage but because of the love two people share for one another.Indeed Marriage Equality echoed this in their submission to the Constitutional Convention explaining how “we use the term ‘marriage equality’ rather than ‘gay marriage’ or ‘same-sex marriage’ because we are not looking for any special or separate kind of marriage. We don’t want to change marriage, which is about love, commitment, caring for and protecting loved ones. We want to open it up so same-sex couples can get married too. We are calling for equality”.As practising Catholic, I refuse to accept that I am more equal or loved more in the eyes of my God because I happen to be in love with a woman and not a man. It is not about religion, or even marriage, but equality.Broad political supportThe position of the majority of political parties in relation to this issue has evolved significantly over the last ten years. In Ireland we have gone from having only two parties supporting civil partnership in the run up to the 2002 general election to Fianna Fáil, Labour, Sinn Féin and the Green Party all supporting marriage equality.Politically, the most interesting aspect of any future referendum will be how Fine Gael approaches it. Many in the party fear that campaigning for marriage equality risks alienating large swathes of its traditionally conservative rural base at a crucial time. Fine Gael, however, also needs to consider that recent polling shows three quarters of the population support marriage equality. The Taoiseach should urge his party to support marriage equality and campaign strongly for it.Following the economic crash there is a huge desire from the public to see politicians working together in the public interest. Indeed, in this decade of commemorations there would be no more fitting tribute to the revolutionary generation of 1916 than to have all of Ireland’s mainstream parties working together to help fulfil the proclamations promise to guarantee “equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation”.The death of the Celtic Tiger and the evaporation of economic prosperity badly bruised our Republic but the devastating economic crash has provided us with the opportunity to build a new Republic. The passage of a referendum on marriage equality would be a significant step towards a more inclusive Ireland.Mark is a Public Relations Consultant and Fianna Fáil activist. He specialises in political communication and media relations. Follow him on Twitter at @poliireland.Read: Same-sex marriage vote to be one of a number of referendums to be held in 2015Read: ‘We’ve come a long way in this country’ – Cabinet to discuss same-sex marriagelast_img read more

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Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission

September 22, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Ukraine claims Russia attempted to send troops disguised as aid mission | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgUKRAINE HAS SAID it warded off a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, fuelling Western fears that Moscow is planning to invade.“A huge convoy moved towards the Ukrainian border, accompanied by Russian troops and military hardware,” Valeriy Chaliy, deputy head of President Petro Poroshenko’s office said late last night in a television interview.“Supposedly in consultation with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Ukraine, the humanitarian convoy with ‘peacekeepers’ was meant to enter apparently in order to provoke a full-scale conflict,” he added.Chaliy said the move was averted through diplomatic channels, without going into details.He added that the Red Cross denied that Russia had coordinated this alleged humanitarian column with them.Build-up of troopsThe West has long warned that Russia’s build-up of troops on the border with eastern Ukraine could see Moscow invade its troubled neighbour.On Friday, the US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power slammed Russian proposals of setting up humanitarian corridors to aid people in east Ukraine caught up in heavy fighting and often left with no power or water.A “unilateral intervention by Russia in Ukrainian territory, including one under the guise of providing humanitarian aid, would be completely unacceptable and deeply alarming and would be viewed as an invasion of Ukraine,” Power said.Chaliy said Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin spoke to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov who assured him that the Russian attempts at the border “will be stopped.”The foreign ministry in Kiev said tioday: The Ukrainian side has reasonable grounds to believe that the convoy could be used to further escalate tensions.It urged Moscow “to refrain from any attempt to transfer humanitarian supplies to Ukraine,” unless agreed to by Kiev.The West accuses Russia of supplying fighters and weapons to fuel the insurgency in eastern Ukraine.- © AFP, 2014Read: 21 more MH17 victims identified as investigators leave crash site >More: Ukraine hits back with sanctions on Russian companies and citizens >last_img read more

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IE9 Is The Most Energy Efficient Browser Says Microsoft

September 21, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on IE9 Is The Most Energy Efficient Browser Says Microsoft | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgChances are you stopped using Internet Explorer a long time a game, with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari being much more appealing alternatives. But if you’re looking to reduce your energy consumption while on the computer, you may just want to give IE another look.According to Microsoft, the latest iteration of the browser, IE9, consumes less energy than the competition. This was discovered via several real-world tests, which included measuring power consumption while reading a news site and while using HTML5 applications. IE9 performed lowest in each of the tests, with Firefox coming in a close second.Of course, since the results are coming directly from Microsoft they should be taken with a grain of salt. All of the tests were run in Windows 7, so Mac users don’t really get a clear picture of their browser energy use. But either way, it’s an important factor to consider when choosing a browser. Not only does less power consumption mean you’ll be losing less energy, but for laptops and other portable devices it will help save battery life.Via CNetlast_img read more

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Who is Evan McMullin the outsider who could top the presidential poll

September 21, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Who is Evan McMullin the outsider who could top the presidential poll | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_img https://jrnl.ie/3039002 22 Comments Sunday 23 Oct 2016, 9:00 PM Source: The Economist/Twitter I am the only true conservative in this race. A poll puts Evan McMullin, an independent candidate, in a dead heat with Trump and Clinton in Utah https://t.co/VOqHuc5zUW pic.twitter.com/mlti9iezQ0— The Economist (@TheEconomist) October 20, 2016 Short URL 22,768 Views TWO MONTHS AFTER he jumped into the US presidential race as a political unknown on the fringe, independent candidate Evan McMullin is surging in the polls in Utah and drawing large crowds at rallies as he becomes the conduit for conservative voters fed up with Republican Donald Trump’s crudeness and antics.The Republican stronghold of Utah is suddenly a toss-up state amid widespread rejection of Trump, with polls showing McMullin closing in on the Republican nominee and Democrat Hillary Clinton.It means that Utah may do what seemed unthinkable: Elect a non-Republican presidential candidate for the first time since 1964. Source: Rick BowmerThough McMullin is only on the ballot in 11 states, there’s even talk of the 40-year-old becoming president in a wild, exceedingly unlikely scenario in which neither Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton gets enough electoral votes and Congress is left to decide.McMullin’s stunning ascent into relevancy has everyone asking: Who is this guy?Born in Provo, Utah — the heartland of Mormon country — McMullin spent his childhood in a rural area of Washington out of Seattle. He did a two-year Mormon mission in Brazil and then returned to Utah to earn a degree in international law and diplomacy at the Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University.He spent 11 years in the CIA doing counter terrorism work before leaving the agency to get a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of Business and have a brief stint in investment banking. He later became a national security adviser for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.He was working as the chief policy director for US House Republicans as he watched with amazement as Trump won the GOP nomination and no other conservative jumped in the race. By late summer, he realised he would have to run to give conservative voters an alternative to Trump and Clinton. Despite knowing he would endure ridicule and questions about his motives, McMullin went for it.center_img By Associated Press Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article McMullin is hopeful he can win Utah and make a dent in neighboring Idaho and Wyoming. But even if he doesn’t win any state, he said he’s already accomplished part of what he set out to do.“We believe it’s time in this country for a new conservative movement,” McMullin said. “That would be a conservative movement that’s welcoming to people of all races and religions… It’s a conservatism that is compassionate and wants to help people and understands people’s struggles and help them through these struggles.”‘An ambitious young man’Damon Cann was a roommate of McMullin’s for three months in 1999 when they lived together at BYU housing in Virginia. Cann, now a Utah State University political scientist, remembers McMullin being an ambitious young man with a high motor who was very excited about starting his career in the CIA, taking very seriously all the agency rules.He even insisted on reporting an encounter with foreigners from across the hall who gave them cookies, Cann remembers.Handicapping this year’s race, Cann said McMullin has seized the opportunity created by the unpopularity of Trump and Clinton by persuading voters he’s a better option than Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson, whose policies don’t quite jibe with Utah’s culture. That includes being pro-choice on abortion and accepting the legalisation of gay marriage.His choice of a woman as his running mate, Republican campaign strategist Mindy Finn, is just one part of his campaign that has endeared him to Utah voters, especially young Mormons, Cann said.“People tend to have a higher level of social trust for people who are in the same group,” Cann said.McMullin downplays the role his religion is playing in his ascent.“It’s about principles. They’re not only Mormon principles, they are the principles of millions of Americans,” McMullin said. Share13 Tweet Email Source: Jim MoneMatthew Burbank, an associate professor of political science at the University of Utah, predicts Trump will narrowly win the state, making McMullin mainly an interesting historical footnote similar to Ross Perot’s 1992 showing in Utah when he finished second to George HW Bush but ahead of Bill Clinton.But he’s among those impressed by how well McMullin has maneuvered this year’s bizarre political landscape to earn widespread attention. McMullin’s strategy to stake out general, conservative ideas seems to be working because most voters aren’t looking for detailed plans about what he would do as president because they know that’s not realistic.“He’s primarily a symbolic conservative,” Burbank said.As long as he holds that position, some Utah voters will look at that and say, ‘I’d rather vote for him.’Read: Trump and Clinton roasted each other last night (and Donald even got a dig in at Melania) >Read: Clinton’s words of love for Gerry Adams gave her aides cause for concern > Who is Evan McMullin, the outsider who could top the presidential poll in Utah? McMullin, who has been surging in the polls, is a former CIA operative. Oct 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM last_img read more

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Video New United States Champion crowned on Smackdown Live tonight

September 19, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Video New United States Champion crowned on Smackdown Live tonight | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_img Pinterest Ronda Rousey On WWE: I Love This Job, But I Dont Need It Now Playing Up Next Roman Reigns is in Remission Samoa Joe is the new United States ChampionDuring tonight’s episode of Smackdown Live, R-Truth once again issued an Open Challenge with the WWE United States Championship on the line.Samoa Joe, Rey Mysterio and Andrade all accepted that challenge, making the match a fatal four way on Tuesday night.Joe ended up pinning Andrade to become the new champion.Excerpt courtesy of Roy Nemer’s live Smackdown recap:“Mysterio slides under the ropes onto R-Truth. Andrade goes to the outside and a power bomb onto Mysterio. Vega with a hurricanrana onto R-Truth. Carmella with a super kick on Vega. With Mysterio in the ring, Andrade goes for the power bomb but Mysterio reverses it into a piledriver. Mysterio lands the 619. Mysterio with a frog splash. Joe with a senton on Mysterio. Joe lifts Andrade up and delivers a modified Rock Bottom. He goes for the cover and gets the 3 count.”Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipRey Mysterio Shares Unmasked Photo Ahead Of WWE Crown JewelVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:31/Current Time 0:02Loaded: 100.00%0:02Remaining Time -0:29 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Twitter Now Playing Up Next WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Nextcenter_img Ronda Rousey Highlighting WWEs Problems Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Rey Mysterio Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter wins and loses WWE 24/7 Title before RAW started WWE Smackdown Results – 9/10/19 (The Undertaker returns, Clash of Champions build) Paul Nemer RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FOX to reportedly air WWE “Smackdown’s Greatest Hits” special Friday, September 27 Facebook Rey Mysterio Shares Unmasked Photo Ahead Of WWE Crown Jewellast_img read more

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ExAlaskan charged with nearly 150 felonies in PFD fraud case

September 9, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on ExAlaskan charged with nearly 150 felonies in PFD fraud case | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgAlaskans file their Permanent Fund dividend applications in downtown Anchorage in March 2016. (Photo by Rachel Waldholz, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)State prosecutors have charged a former Alaska resident with nearly 150 felony counts for an alleged Permanent Fund Dividend fraud scheme.Listen nowAn arrest warrant for 44-year-old Sheila Mary Rose McMahon was issued after last week’s grand jury indictment, which includes 15 pages just listing the charges against her. But it’s unclear where McMahon actually lives now. She was still on the loose as of Tuesday.McMahon is accused of making false statements on multiple PFD applications for three years’ worth of dividends and theft of the money she allegedly received. According to the indictment, McMahon provided fake documents, including employment information from abitoblarney.com.Abitoblarney.com appears to be an online Irish gift shop. State records show McMahon registered it as a business with an address at a Midtown Anchorage apartment building. The website itself only lists locations in Atlanta, Georgia and Dublin, Ireland.In a written statement, state prosecutors said fewer than 15 of the 71 applications McMahon filed were for real people, and the rest of the identities were either partially or wholly fabricated. She allegedly received more than $17,000 dollars of the nearly $80,000 she tried to get from the permanent fund.last_img read more

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Some MP Congress leaders upset after two BJP MLAs support Kamal

September 6, 2019 | By admin | Comments Off on Some MP Congress leaders upset after two BJP MLAs support Kamal | Filed in: oioiyzvto.

first_imgSATNA/BHOPAL: After two BJP MLAs this week voted in favour of the Kamal Nath government in Madhya Pradesh, several Congress MLAs are planning to register a protest against their entry into the ruling party. On Wednesday, BJP MLAs Sharad Kol (Beohari) and Narayan Tripathi (Maihar) backed the seven-month-old Congress-led government during voting on a bill in the MP Assembly. Also Read – INX Media case: P Chidambaram’s CBI custody extended for three days till September 2 Advertise With Us Congress leaders termed Tripathi a “habitual turncoat”. “This is for the eighth time Narayan Tripathi has changed sides. He is exposed now. He had left the Congress only two days ahead of Lok Sabha elections in 2014,” said Congress leader Shrikant Chaturvedi. Chaturvedi was defeated by Tripathi in the November 2018 Assembly elections. “Tripathi has been a leader of different parties like Janata Dal, Samajwadi Party and BJP, besides Congress, which he had termed as his mother organisation when joining last time,” he said. Also Read – Pakistan ISI agents copy most hi-tech feature of Rs 2,000 notes Advertise With Us Chaturvedi held a press conference in Maihar in Satna district along with a dozen party leaders and supporters, and said the Congress should take local leaders into confidence before allowing Tripathi into the fold. “We respect our top leaders but we should be consulted before any decision about Tripathi,” he said. Other Congress leaders, including Dharmesh Ghai and Shrinivas Urmalia, said Tripathi should be told to resign from the BJP and also as MLA before formally joining the Congress. Advertise With Us They said they will convey their feelings to Nath in this regard. Meanwhile, MP Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi said any decision about the support of MLAs is the prerogative of Chief Minister Kamal Nath. “As leader of the House, it is the CM’s prerogative to take any decision in this regard. He took a suitable decision to strengthen the party,” he said, adding it was an internal matter of the Congress. Tripathi had quit the Congress in April 2014 to join the BJP. He was first elected as a Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Maihar in 2003, going on to fight on a Congress ticket in 2013. In the 230-member Assembly, the ruling Congress, with 114 MLAs, has the support of another seven legislators, comprising four Independent legislators, two MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party and one from the Samajwadi Party. The BJP had won 109 Assembly seats, but one of its MLAs subsequently resigned after getting elected to the Lok Sabha.last_img read more

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