A Furious Backlash is Brewing Against India’s Tech Billionaires

first_imgIn May 2018, Walmart gave India’s startup scene a $16 billion (£12bn) boost, splashing out on a majority stake in Flipkart, the online retailer and Amazon rival. On the surface, India’s largest internet deal justifies the recent hype around its tech sector. But underneath there is trouble brewing, as India’s digital giants risk suffering a big tech backlash of their own.Read it at Wired Related Itemslast_img

ISL 2019-20 HIGHLIGHTS, FC Goa vs Chennaiyin FC: Pena, Coro and Doungel Score as Goa Beat Chennaiyin 3-0

first_imgChennaiyin, on the other hand, have undergone a rebuild after the shambles of last season. John Gregory has completely revamped his foreign contingent barring Eli Sabia and has brought in six players from abroad. Even the Indian contingent has seen some changes, with the likes of Vishal Kaith, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Edwin Vanspaul and Rahim Ali coming into the side. Interestingly, both managers — Sergio Lobera and John Gregory — are into their third seasons with FC Goa and Chennaiyin.Goa will be favourites at home but fortunately for Chennaiyin, the hosts will miss the services of Ahmed Jahouh who controls the tempo for the team, after the red card he picked up in last year’s final against Bengaluru FC.Gregory will hope that his re-jigged team can summon the spirit of the 2017-18 season and start on a positive note.last_img read more

Youth Congress stage protest against Jaitley, demand his resignation

first_imgNew Delhi, Sep 14 (PTI) The Delhi unit of Youth Congress Friday staged a protest against Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, demanding his resignation over the issue of fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya.Youth Congress activists took out a protest march from Udyog Bhawan and were stopped by police while they were heading towards Jaitley’s residence on Krishna Menon Marg.”BJP, that claims to be a champion of nationalism, has betrayed the nation. Youth Congress will not relent till Arun Jaitley steps down,” said Srinivas BV, vice president of the Indian Youth Congress.Protesters raised slogans against Jaitley and the Modi government, seeking a reply on Mallya’s escape from the country.They also sported masks of Jaitley, Mallya and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also rode a vehicle to enact Mallya’s act of leaving the country.Mallya on Wednesday claimed that he met Jaitley before he left the country in 2016.Accompanied by party MP PL Punia, Congress President Rahul Gandhi Thursday demanded Jaitley’s resignation alleging that the Finance minister “colluded” with Mallya. Punia claimed he was witness to the meeting at Central Hall of Parliament House.The BJP said the allegations against the Finance minister were “false”.Mallya is facing a case in London regarding his extradition to India to undergo trial on fraud and money laundering charges. PTI VIT GJS DVDVlast_img read more

Xiaomi launches Mi Car Charger Basic with Quick Charge 3.0 in India: Price, specifications and more

first_imgXiaomi is slowly expanding its accessories range for the Indian market and the latest one to be added to the lineup is the Mi Car Charger Basic. The car charging adapter is priced at Rs 599 but is available with a 25 per cent discount, for the time being, bringing down the price to Rs 449.The Mi Car Charger Basic expands Xiaomi’s car accessories lineup and brings a completely new feature into the limelight – Quick Charge 3.0. The Mi Car Charger Basic brings support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 to drivers on the move. All smartphone that supports Quick Charge 3.0 will be able to avail fast charging while travelling in a car. The Mi Car Charger Basic can support three Quick Charge 3.0 formats – 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A.The Mi Car Charger Basic supports two types of output sockets usually found in cars these days – 12V and 24V. The Mi Car Charger Basic has a plastic body that Xiaomi claims is very compact and lightweight, making it easier to carry around. The top of the charger features two USB ports, out of which one supports Quick Charge 3.0 and is highlighted in red. The other port supports standard 5W charging for older devices. Both the ports can charge two devices simultaneously.The Mi Car Charger Basic also features a blue LED ring on the top to give out the location of the charging port while driving or travelling in the night. The LED ring will stay illuminated as long as the charger is plugged in the port. Xiaomi says that they have ensured the Mi Car Charger Basic complies with all safety norms. The charger uses four layers of circuit chipset protection to ensure the avoidance of any unlikely issues of overheating. The charger monitors the output current as well as voltage and shuts off when it exceeds the limits. The charger will also cut off in the event of a short circuit to protect both the device and the car. Also, the charger has built-in protection when it experiences higher temperatures.advertisementThe Mi Car Charger Basic is available for sale in India for Rs 449 and can be purchased via Mi.com. Xiaomi is offering a limited warranty of six months on the Mi Car Charger Basic. The Mi Car Charger Basic is only available in black colour as of now.last_img read more

Beltology: Hitting a Sweet Spot in the Belt Market

first_img London Opens World’s First Cheese Conveyor Belt Restaurant The Absolute Best Rye Whiskey Brands for Under $50 Pickpocket Prevention: Don’t Become a Mark While Traveling Keep Your Pants On With the Best Belts for Men Editors’ Recommendations 10 Refreshing Labor Day Cocktail Recipes to Salute the End of Summer We have seen it too many times – well dressed man, awful ratty old belt. Alas,  it may be time to switch it out for a belt that can stretch and give a bit after a big meal or night of drinking and that has serious style.Beltology has created a line of belts that are more comfortable and provide an exact fit for everyone at every moment—that’s because these belts don’t have any holes. Instead the prong passes through the webbed strap at any place that feels most comfortable.“No one has gone after the belt market in the way we are doing it,” says co-founder Andrew Heffernan. “We’ve definitely hit a sweet spot.”He teamed up with Anna Lundberg to launch Beltology in January 2014. They noticed the men’s accessories line was exploding with growth, but there was one item being overlooked: belts.“Every other accessory in the men’s world was growing in double digits, but the belt was flatlined with absolutely zero growth,” says Heffernan. “That triggered us to get into the belt market.”They have a wide variety of patterns and colors and will continue to add new designs to their website. Priced at $55 to $60 per belt, it’s an affordable way to make a fashion statement while being completely comfortable.Sales are steady across the designs they offer, but Heffernan points to the Wall Street belt as a popular seller. It’s a play on a herringbone pattern.“We provide a better quality product at a better price,” Heffernan says.They’ll keep 20 to 25 belts on stock all the time and add in seasonal designs as well as limited editions based on collaborations with different designers.last_img read more

Andy Roddick To Play Jim Courier In Charity Exhibition Match

first_imgTwo of the greatest competitors in tennis history will play a charity exhibition match on Saturday, July 27, at Cedar Creek Racquet Club in Cashiers, NC.Recently retired superstar and new Cashiers homeowner Andy Roddick takes the court against good friend and fellow superstar Jim Courier in “The United Community Bank Mountain Challenge.” The Cashiers Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with McKee Properties is hosting the event and proceeds will benefit the new non-profit organization Mountain Youth Charities.The marquee match-up brings together players who have been ranked No. 1 in the world.Roddick held that position following his victory in the 2003 U.S. Open, one of 32 ATP titles in his career. Courier, meanwhile, was the world’s No. 1 player four times in the 1990s. He totaled 23 ATP victories, including four Grand Slam titles.“The UCB Mountain Challenge Charity Tennis Exhibition” will also include two preliminary matches. The first is a battle between top-ranked juniors Thai Kwiatkowski of Charlotte, NC and Korey Lovett of Brevard, NC and the second is a doubles match pairing the winners of a local pro-am versus Roddick & Courier.The event will also feature a gala dinner on Friday evening, July 26 hosted by Roddick and Courier. This will be held in Cashiers at Lonesome Valley’s famed restaurant Canyon Kitchen and will feature crowd pleasing entertainment, a celebrity chef catered dinner, and fundraising activities… a don’t miss event for the times.“This is exciting for our club and the Cashiers community,” said Scott Handback, general manager of Cedar Creek Racquet Club. “We’re thrilled to provide folks in the Carolinas and Georgia with a rare chance to see two of the world’s best tennis players compete in such a scenic mountain setting.”Grounds open at 9 am on Saturday, July 27. The VIP breakfast and the junior match begin at 10 am, followed by Roddick and Courier facing the pro-am doubles champs at 11 am. The main event, pitting Roddick versus Courier, is at 11:30 am.To purchase tickets, click here. Reserved seat tickets are $100. Fans can also choose from an array of luxury box tickets, VIP tickets and group packages.“The United Community Bank Mountain Challenge Charity Tennis Exhibition” will be a benefit to create and enhance much needed youth programs in the Cashiers area. The goal is to establish long-term programs for all kids in this area to have opportunities that might not otherwise be available to them. “Mountain Youth Charities” is the organization that will manage the funding for the children’s needs. For more information on this event call 828-743-3411 or go to www.Cashiers.com.Source:PRWeb.comlast_img read more

Palestinians announce long-term Gaza truce

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) – The Palestinian leadership said Tuesday they had reached agreement with Israel on a “permanent” halt to seven weeks of bloodshed in and around Gaza although Israel was silent on the claimed deal.There was no immediate comment from Israeli officials, although a Palestinian official said the ceasefire would come into force at 1600 GMT.Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, outlining the deal in a speech in Ramallah, said: “We announce the Palestinian leadership’s agreement to Egypt’s call for a comprehensive and lasting truce, beginning at 7:00 pm (1600 GMT) today.” News of the reported deal came after weeks of Egyptian-led efforts to end the violence, now in its 50th day, the deadliest between Israel and the Palestinians in a decade.The fighting, which began on July 8, has killed 2,138 Palestinians, nearly three-quarters of them civilians, according to UN figures, and 68 on the Israeli side, nearly all of them soldiers.There had been no sign of any letup in the fighting earlier on Tuesday, with 10 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes and tank shelling, and two dozen people lightly wounded, as Gaza militants fired 98 rockets at southern and central Israel.There have been several short-term ceasefires between the two sides, which brought relief to millions of civilians, but they all broke down in the absence of any agreement on a longer-term truce.The latest collapsed on August 19 as hostilities resumed amid mutual recriminations. The ensuing violence has killed 117 Palestinians and a four-year-old Israeli.Israeli officials were tight-lipped about the claimed truce agreement.Public radio quoted a government source as saying Israel had “not yet responded to the Egyptian proposal” for an open-ended ceasefire.Shuttle diplomacy A Palestinian official in Ramallah told AFP: “The contacts that have been going on have led to a permanent ceasefire, a (deal to) end the blockade and a guarantee that Gaza’s demands and needs will be met.”Ending Israel’s crippling eight-year blockade of Gaza had been a key Palestinian demand in earlier, abortive truce talks in Cairo.The Islamist Hamas movement, de facto ruler of Gaza and a key participant in the Cairo talks, also confirmed a deal had been struck with Israel.“The negotiations ended with an agreement which embodies the resistance of our people and a victory for the resistance,” its exiled deputy leader Mussa Abu Marzuk wrote on his Facebook page.The arrangement came about after 48 hours of intensive shuttle diplomacy by Azzam al-Ahmed, head of the Palestinian delegation to the protracted, on-off truce talks, the Ramallah official said.In Gaza, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Egypt was expected to make an official announcement about the deal.Earlier on Tuesday, Israeli warplanes kept up their pressure on Hamas with air strikes hitting two high-rise apartment blocks in Gaza City, wounding 40 people.In the first strike, F16 fighter jets fired at least six rockets at a 16-storey complex in the Nasser neighbourhood, in which there were 60 flats and a shopping centre, completely destroying the building and wounding 25.No one was killed because the army warned residents to leave in a pre-recorded message, a witness told AFP.Warplanes then fired on the 14-storey Al-Basha building in Rimal neighbourhood, causing massive damage and wounding 15 people, witnesses and medics said.The Israeli army said it had hit buildings that served as “Hamas command and control centres.”It said it had also targeted two schools in central and northern Gaza from which “low-trajectory fire” had been directed at Israel.‘We escaped by a miracle’ Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum denounced the bombardment of the two tower blocks as “a war crime aimed at terrorising the people”.In response, Hamas militants fired a barrage of longer-range rockets at Israel, although none hit further north than the port of Ashkelon, where a rocket hit a bungalow causing major damage and wounding 21 people.Home owner Yuval Cohen said it was a miracle they had not been killed.“We ran to the children’s room to wake them and while we were running, the rocket exploded in the bedroom,” Cohen told AFP.“We escaped by a miracle. We didn’t even make it to the shelter.” read more

Nezha Regragui Sues Tunisian Alhiwar Channel for Mocking Saad Lamjarred

Rabat – Renowned Moroccan actress Nezha Regragui has reportedly sued the Tunisian channel “Elhiwar Ettounsi’s” director who broadcast a comedy show mocking her son, Saad Lamjarred.The “Omour Jidiya” (“Serious Stuff”) show that satirically tackled Saad Lamjarred’s rape case in France aroused Nezha Regragui’s anger. Lamjarred is awaiting trial in a rape case brought by Laura Prioul in October 2016.Dressed in orange and chained, the Saad Lamjarred mimic comes into the show’s court cursing and intimidating people around him. He stands to face the plaintiff, Laura Prioul, and begins an argument in which each tries to defend themselves. The trial concluded its proceedings with the announcement of a 20-year prison sentence for Lamjarred while the plaintiff repeatedly shouted, “Live long justice!”In late August, the French public prosecutor’s office issued an order to arrest Lamjarred in the French city of Saint Tropez after another woman told police Lamjarred had raped her. After 48 hours, the court released Lamjarred on a bail of €150,000 and seized his passport.In early September, a French appeals court issued an order to remand the Moroccan singer to custody, on the prosecutor’s appeal. Many of Saad Lamjarred’s fans remain loyal to the singer and believe he has been wrongly accused.  Moroccan actress Sanaa Akroud has said that Lamjarred’s parents have always believed in their son’s fans to stand against the allegations.The link to the comedy show video: read more

Rwandan exminister pleads not guilty to 11 charges before UN genocide tribunal

Callixte Nzabonimana, 55, who served as minister of youth and sports in Rwanda’s interim government in 1994, made the plea yesterday before Judge Dennis Byron of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), which is based in Arusha, Tanzania. The charges against Mr. Nzabonimana include genocide, making direct and public incitements to commit genocide, and violations of the Geneva Conventions. The indictment states that the ex-minister conspired with others to devise a plan to exterminate Rwanda’s civilian Tutsi population and eliminate members of the political opposition. A former member of the Mouvement Républicain National pour le Développement et la Démocratie (MNRD), Mr. Nzabonimana is jointly charged with six others: Augustin Bizimana, Edouard Karemera, Andre Rwamakuba, Mathieu Ngirumpatse, Joseph Nzirorera and Felicien Kabuga. He was arrested on Monday in the Tanzanian town of Kigoma and transferred the same day to the UN detention facility in Arusha. The Security Council set up the ICTR in 1994 in the wake of that year’s genocide, during which some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered – mostly by machete or club – in just 100 days starting in early April. 21 February 2008A former Rwandan government minister has pleaded not guilty to 11 charges during his first appearance before the United Nations war crimes tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 genocide in the small country. read more

Students Build ShoelaceTying Robot for 600

first_imgStay on target Over, under, around, and through: Students at the University of California, Davis, engineered a robot capable of tying a shoe.And it cost far less than any state-of-the-art android.“This machine,” according to a video published by team member Andrew Choi, “was designed and manufactured with the limitations of only being able to use two motors and a $600 budget.”AdChoices广告Neither compact nor speedy, the device, which uses the Ian Knot (“world’s fastest,” according to its creator), is certainly not going to be part of IKEA’s winter catalogue.And while DARPA could probably build something faster and sleeker—that also climbs stairs and pulls people from burning wreckage—this contraption is clever, innovative, and, perhaps most importantly: cheap.(It remains unclear, however, whether the machine actually works with a foot placed inside the shoe.)Initially reported on Reddit—posted by UC Davis lecturer Jason Moore (moorepants)—the shoe-tying robot has received a lot of attention since its construction for an annual design competition with Meijo University in Japan.“We, the professors, come up with machine design challenges,” Moore explained in a statement to Geek. “Student groups in Meijo and UCD work on the machines for about five months independently, and then they come together in Davis to compete.“The challenges are designed to test the students’ ingenuity, let them make use of their new engineering skills, and to help them learn some about how culture affects machine design,” he continued. “This group did excellent work. It is the only fully functioning shoe typing machine we’ve been able to find on the Internet.” Check out my @UCDavisCoE students’ automated shoe tying machine in action! They won hands down in a competition with Meijo University students. Really amazing work! pic.twitter.com/sJ7TCzlEp5— Jason Moore (@moorepants) June 20, 2018If this is what a group of five novice engineers can do with $600 and two motors, imagine the possibilities given more money and equipment.The team includes Choi, Gabriela Gomes, Jacklyn Tran, Stephanie Thai, and Joel Humes.UC Davis has a history of interesting robots: Biologist Gail Patricelli, of the Department of Evolution and Ecology, recently developed robotic fowl, capable of flirting its way into the hearts of male sage-grouses. The study aimed to learn courtship tactics and analyze coupling decisions.Editor’s note: This article was updated at 11:50 a.m. ET with comment from Jason Moore.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.center_img Evan Rachel Wood Just As Disturbed by Humanoid Sophia As Everyone ElseMIT’s Thread-Like Robot Slides Through Blood Vessels In the Brain last_img read more

Kiesslings wife helped him heat his fitness tests

first_imgThe former Nuremberg, Bayer Leverkusen, and Germany national team footballer has explained how he used to pass fitness testsGerman striker Stefan Kiessling played professionally from 2003 to 2018.And he just came out to explain how his wife used to help him cheat in his fitness tests.“I never did one hundred percent of the exercises in the preparation periods, not once,” he told The Talking Baws.Kiessling: Lewandowski’s back-up Martin Varga – November 2, 2017 The 33-year-old Bayer Leverkusen forward’s name has been associated with a January move to Bayern Munich Potential Bayern Munich transfer target Stefan Kiessling is delighted…“You get a heart rate monitor on which all runs are saved.”“As my wife is very athletic, she did some racing with the wristband according to my specs,” he explained.“She did it so well that nobody noticed.”last_img read more

Steven Gerrard Kyle Lafferty is back to his best

first_imgRangers Coach Steven Gerrard has lauded the contribution of Kyle Lafferty who came on as a substitute in Rangers’ midweek Europa League draw against Villarreal.However, he insisted sentiments will not be considered in his decision on whether he starts against his former team Hearts on Sunday.Rangers will be needing the experience of the Northern Irishman in a match which a win could take them top of the Ladbrokes Premiership for the first time since Steven Gerrard took over.“I thought Kyle was excellent when he came on,” Gerrard told The Herald.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“That is the Lafferty we want. He was aggressive, putting himself about, difficult to play against and nearly got the winner with an unbelievable strike. He will play a big part from now until the end of the season but there will be no sentiment involved because it is his old club.”On the atmosphere of the Tynecastle, Gerrard said:“It is a narrow pitch, a little bit tighter to what we are used to here at Ibrox,”“But it is the same for both teams. It is a wicked little atmosphere and I am looking forward to the game. I am sure it will be feisty at times this weekend. But I don’t mind that, I am all for that, I used to love playing in those ones.”last_img read more

US Coast Guard interdicts 6 Cuban migrants east of Boca Raton

first_imgEAST OF BOCA RATON, FLA. (WSVN) — The U.S. Coast Guard interdicted six Cuban migrants who were discovered out at sea seven miles east of Boca Raton.A good Samaritan called for help after seeing a suspicious 15-foot wooden boat with passengers on board, Thursday.The guardsmen provided food, water, shelter and basic medical attention to the migrants after they were brought to safety.The migrants were later returned to Cuban authorities.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

WATCH Kashmiri voter dances his heart out near polling booth brisk voting

first_imgPower of Indian democracy at a polling booth in #Baramulla area of North #Kashmir #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/yoG43VVAO2 — Neeraj Rajput (@neeraj_rajput) April 11, 2019A 24.4 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the two assembly constituencies till 11 am. Long queues of voters in Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora assembly segments of the North Kashmir constituency were witnessed since the wee hours despite reports of petrol bombing and stone pelting in the region.Various militant outfits, including Hizbul Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba, had warned the people not to participate in the Lok Sabha elections.On the other hand, many mainstream political leaders, including Omar Abdullah, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah, have urged the voters to defy the protest call and come out to exercise their franchise.A sizeable population of Kashmiri Hindu migrants originally from Baramulla and now settled in Jammu and Delhi have been asked to vote from their respective locations. Two polling booths were set up for the migrant voters in Jammu region.Jammu: Kashmiri Pandits in Udhampur cast their votes for Baramulla parliamentary constituency at a special polling station set-up at Municipal Town Hall. A voter says, “We are migrants here. It’s our duty to caste vote. We want to return to Baramulla” pic.twitter.com/sRsZbXhdkL— ANI (@ANI) April 11, 2019There are 13.2 lakh voters in the Baramulla constituency which is seeing a triangular contest between the seasoned political leader, Mohammad Akbar Lone of National Conference, Engineer Rashid who is an independent candidate and an ex IAS officer, Raja Aijaz Ali of Peoples Conference.Interestingly, Engineer Rashid who is also an ex-MLA has received support from former IAS officer, Shah Faesal. Rashid has been a controversial figure as he openly supported the separatist Hurriyat leadership in the valley and at one point even supported the plebiscite in the valley, termed as anti-national by the right wing groups.The BJP is almost virtually non-existent in Kashmir but is still the strongest party in Jammu constituency. The BJP vote bank may however be dented by  the Muslim majority regions of Poonch and Rajouri in Jammu region casting  their vote in favour of Congress and other regional parties.The BJP had swept the Lok Sabha polls and State Legislative Assembly elections conducted in Jammu region last time. People from the Baramulla constituency of North Kashmir turn out to vote despite reports of violence and threats in the regionTwitter/ Ieshan WaniAn elderly man pushing his wheelchair to reach the nearest polling booth in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir and an excited voter dancing his heart out while casting his vote presented a different picture of the valley which has seen a record number of deaths and violence in the recent times.Image of the day. Voter dancing in Bandipora in the Kashmir valley. #IndiaElects @IndiaToday pic.twitter.com/VDiZlpMaK9— Rahul Kanwal (@rahulkanwal) April 11, 2019last_img read more

French ambassador to India inaugurates Michelins RD Centre in Haryana

first_imgInauguration of Michelin India Research and Development Laboratory in Manesar, Haryana.By special arrangementAlexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, today formally inaugurated Michelin India’s Research and Development Laboratory in Manesar, Haryana. The new state-of-the-art facility expands Michelin India’s research and innovation capacity and strengthens its commitment to the mobility industry in the region.During the inauguration, Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said: “Our vibrant economic partnership with India is boosted by France’s leading companies such as Michelin which actively contribute to ‘Make in India’ and bring research and development technology expertise here. Along with providing innovative products to India and other emerging markets in the region, this technology center will also help augment skilling, thus contributing to the Indian government’s National Skill Development Mission, a key parameter for global competitiveness for India.”With an annual R&D budget of more than €700 million, Michelin has over 6,000 employees engaged in research, development and process engineering at Technology Centers in Europe, North America and Asia.The sprawling 3800-square-meter Materials test laboratory at Manesar is an essential resource, providing support to the Michelin Technology Center in Gurugram. The Technology Center is focused on radial truck and bus tyre R&D and provides technical support to the company’s manufacturing facilities in Chennai, China and Thailand.Speaking at this momentous occasion, Philippe Verneuil, President of Michelin Africa, India and Middle East said: “Michelin Group is committed to bringing innovation quicker to our markets and better delivering on our customers’ expectations. Establishing a Technology Center supported by a materials testing laboratory is a demonstration of the high level of confidence that Michelin Group has for India and the business growth opportunities in the region. This laboratory will provide impetus to our established innovation capabilities in India and will assist with material research for more robust and fuel efficient truck and bus tires.”Serge Godefroid, Managing Director, Michelin India Technology Center said: “We have a dynamic team of highly skilled technical experts who have been selected from premier institutes in India. All of them followed intense training at our research and development facilities in France and the US prior to taking their roles in India. Michelin India’s R&D teams are now completely operational to offer our customers across emerging markets more adapted and innovative solutions.”last_img read more

Khashoggi hit ordered at highest levels Erdogan

first_imgTurkish President and leader of Turkey`s ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during his party`s parliamentary group meeting at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey in Ankara, on 30 October. Photo: AFPTurkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the order to murder Jamal Khashoggi came from “the highest levels” of the Saudi government Friday as he promised no let-up in the hunt for his killers.A month on from Khashoggi’s murder in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Erdogan said he did “not believe for a second” that King Salman was to blame.But he pointedly failed to absolve crown prince Mohammed bin Salman of responsibility for unleashing a “death squad” against the outspoken Saudi journalist whose death has badly tainted the kingdom’s de facto ruler.And in an editorial for Khashoggi’s former employer, The Washington Post, Erdogan accused authorities in Riyadh of refusing to answer key questions about the murder, despite their arrest of 18 suspects a fortnight ago.Erdogan’s comments came shortly after one of his top lieutenants charged that Khashoggi’s dismembered body was “dissolved” in the consulate as part of an effort to leave no trace of the killing.”Over the course of the past month, Turkey has moved heaven and earth to shed light on all aspects of this case. As a result of our efforts, the world has learned that Khashoggi was killed in cold blood by a death squad, and it has been established that his murder was premeditated,” Erdogan wrote in The Post.”We know that the perpetrators are among the 18 suspects detained in Saudi Arabia. We also know that those individuals came to carry out their orders: Kill Khashoggi and leave. Finally, we know that the order to kill Khashoggi came from the highest levels of the Saudi government.”But he said his government would keep asking other questions “the Saudi authorities have refused to answer”, such as the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body and who ordered his assassination.The murder of the royal insider-turned-dissident has provoked widespread outrage and sharp criticism from Washington, usually the staunchest of allies.While president Donald Trump has ruled out halting arms deal with Riyadh as a punishment, his administration has effectively withdrawn support for the Saudi-led coalition’s war in Yemen in a stark illustration of the cooling of ties.’Body dissolved’ Addressing mourners at a memorial service in Washington on Friday, the murdered journalist’s fiancee called on Trump to back Turkey’s efforts to investigate his death.”I would like to send this message to Mr Trump: I would like him to support Turkey’s legal efforts in trying to bring light to the situation and to discover the whereabouts of his body,” Hatice Cengiz said in a recorded message.Turkey’s chief prosecutor said this week that Khashoggi was strangled as soon as he entered the consulate and also confirmed the body was dismembered.Yasin Aktay, an advisor to Erdogan, hinted in an article published on Friday that the body may even have been destroyed in acid.”We now see that it wasn’t just cut up, they got rid of the body by dissolving it,” an official in Turkey’s ruling party, he told the Hurriyet newspaper.”According to the latest information we have, the reason they cut up the body is it was easier to dissolve it.”A Turkish official has previously told The Post that “biological evidence” found in the consulate garden indicated the body was likely disposed of near the murder scene.Saudi authorities have denied Turkish police permission to search a well in the garden, but allowed them to take water samples for analysis, according to local reports.The murder has strained the decades-old alliance between the United States and Saudi Arabia, with Trump calling it “one of the worst cover-ups in history”.Saudi Arabia ‘must remain stableIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose country shares Riyadh’s hostility to Iran, condemned the murder but stressed the need for stability in Saudi Arabia.”It is very important for the stability of the world, for the region and for the world, that Saudi Arabia remain stable,” Netanyahu told reporters Friday on a visit to Bulgaria.After initially insisting Khashoggi left the consulate unharmed, then saying he died in a brawl during an interview gone wrong, the Saudi regime admitted he was killed, blaming a “rogue operation”.The crown prince has denounced the murder as “repulsive” and denied any involvement.last_img

Twoday international conference begins at VIT

first_imgVELLORE: The two-day annual International Conference on Science, Engineering, and Technology began at Vellore Institute of Technology on November 13. The ICSET 2018 – 18th International Conference organised by the VIT School of Building Science, was inaugurated by Hector Cueva Jacome, Ambassador of Ecuador to India. More than 2,000 scientists, young researchers, academicians, experts and students from different parts of the world are taking part in this Conference. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfS K Sekar, Dean of School of Building Science, welcomed the gathering at the inaugural address of the Conference held at Dr Chenna Reddy Auditorium. Professor Meena, event coordinator outlined the objectives of the Conference. In his address, while presiding over the Conference, Professor Anand A Samuel, Vice-Chancellor of VIT, said that their institution accorded top priority to research. To prepare students for a career and a life ahead of them in the area of research, the faculty at VIT trained students here in research from the second and third year onwards itself, he said and that over 3,000 students were engaged in research at VIT and that the institution was credited with publishing with the maximum number of research papers in science journals among all educational institutions in the country. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveDr Samuel said that over 1,000 research papers were submitted for presentation in this annual conference on Science, Engineering, and Technology and 998 among them were selected to be presented here. He said that there were over 60 Universities in Ecuador and that next year, VIT would enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with some of those universities. Hector Cueva Jacome, Ambassador of Ecuador to India, inaugurated the conference and released a special souvenir released on the occasion. In his address, he said that he was delighted to inaugurate the conference. He said India was trying through various means to become a superpower at the world level. He said that there was no doubt that India would become a superpower considering that it had resources for developing its potential in the areas of science and development of its inherent talents. Among others who took part in the inaugural function included Professor S S Narayayan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, S Parimala Ranganayaki, and A Sobi.last_img read more

Colin The Lakers should pass on Lonzo Ball if they get the

first_imgThe NBA Draft Lottery is tomorrow night, and no team has more riding on it than the Los Angeles Lakers. Magic Johnson and the organization see Lonzo Ball as the player that can potentially transform their franchise after years in NBA purgatory. Laker fans do, too.  All their hopes and dreams are contingent on getting a Top 3 pick, but should they still pull the trigger on Ball if they win the lottery?Colin thinks Ball has the potential to be an NBA star, but the clear consensus among NBA front offices is that Washington’s Markelle Fultz is the #1 overall prospect. He believes it makes sense to take Ball if the Lakers land at 2 or 3, but it would be a mistake to pull the trigger if they get the first pick.A best case scenario for L.A. is getting the 2nd or 3rd pick so the decision is taken out of their hands. The ping pong balls start bouncing tomorrow. Stay tuned.“It’s understood that Markelle Fultz is the best player, and he’s who you take #1. And that’s who everyone is taking #1.”last_img read more

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first_img Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare Bard’s new Simetry Brachytherapy Program is a complete system for the treatment of prostate cancer based on individual anatomy. The Simetry Brachytherapy Program uniformly loads the periphery of the prostate with connected SourceLink trains, then optimizes interior seed placement, creating a balanced halo of seeds around the prostate to consistently distribute the dose across the prostate. SourceLink Connectors hold the seeds in place once it has been determined where they should be positioned. The system also features intra-operative planning, designed to efficiently minimize inaccuracies due to gland movement while achieving optimal dose coverage of the prostate. 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This was a hot topic at the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) 2019 meeting in July.  News | Radiation Therapy | August 02, 2019 Varian Showcases Cancer Care Systems and Software at AAPM 2019 Varian showcased systems and software from its cancer care portfolio, including the Identify Guidance System, at the… read more Feature | Treatment Planning | July 01, 2019 | By Jeff Zagoudis New Treatment Planning System Technologies Treatment planning systems (TPS)… read more News | Radiation Therapy | July 09, 2019 Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Deliver Personalized Radiation Therapy New Cleveland Clinic-led research shows that artificial intelligence (AI) can use medical scans and health records to… read more Feature | August 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor Most Popular Radiology and Radiotherapy Topics in July 2019 August 5, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Imaging Technology New (ITN) magazine website fr read more 360 Photos | CT Virtual Simulation | May 21, 2019 360 View of Dedicated Radiotherapy Treatment Planning CT Scanner at Henry Ford Hospital This is a… read morelast_img read more

Consumer losses worsen after All Travel collapse

first_imgConsumer losses are piling up after the collapse of Helloworld affiliate All Travel.Customers with All Travel are estimated to have lost more than AUD $530,000, which is a 32 per cent increase on the AUD $400,000 in consumer claims originally reported.TravelManagers chairman Barry Mayo said that if the collapse had happened a week later that there would have been confusion over how the consumers would have been compensated as the upcoming ATAS scheme does not have any mandatory consumer protection.It is envisaged that the affected customers will be compensated with credit card charge-backs to the tune of AUD $100,000 or 19 per cent of all the lost money.“With only 19 per cent of All Travel’s client losses being attributed to credit card payments I think it clearlyshows the reality that client payments using credit cards are decreasing, not increasing as AFTA has claimed, this is due to more and more suppliers charging for merchant fees,”  Mr Mayo said.The Australian Federation of Travel Agents has previously said that customers paying travel agents by credit card will be protected because of the ability to make charge-backs.However, Mr Mayo said that the number of customers paying by credit card is dropping due to merchant fees so that less customers will have charge-back protection.Mr Mayo reiterated that the only solution was to run ATAS in conjunction with the Travel Compensation Fund to the end of 2014 in order to address the aforementioned concerns.The existing Travel Compensation Fund regime, which protects consumers against travel intermediary collapse, is due to be wound up today and replaced with the voluntary ATAS scheme.Source = ETB News: Travel Managerslast_img read more