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first_imgThe poster also mentions a couplet of famous Punjabi writer Surjeet Patar, saying, “So what if it is autumn now, you believe in the next season. I will bring saplings after finding them, and you save the land for flowers.”Both Bains and Pargat said they were also in talks with the other “like-minded people who want to save Punjab and Punjabiyat”.”We are in talks with several leaders. But I cannot reveal their names at this moment,” they said.While Sidhu is a former Amritsar Lok Sabha MP from BJP, Pargat Singh is an MLA from Jalandhar Cantt and was suspended by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in July along with another MLA from Amritsar (South) Inderbir Singh Bolaria for alleged anti-party activities.Pargat, a former Hockey Olympian and a former Director of Sports in Punjab, was also speculated to join AAP earlier.Independent MLAs from Ludhiana, Bains brothers, were inducted into SAD fold as associate members in the state Vidhan Sabha. But both developed differences with Akali Dal after Simarjeet Bains decided to contest as an Independent candidate from Ludhiana Lok Sabha seat in 2014, which he lost.Asked about the development, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said, “We have got information that they have made some morcha or front. Only they can give information on this.” PTI CHS AKA PR SKC AAR RT AARlast_img read more

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Dinesh Chandimal named Sri Lanka Test captain, Upul Tharanga to lead in limited-overs

first_imgThe sudden resignation of Angelo Matthews has prompted Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) to appoint Dinesh Chandimal as the national team’s Test captain while veteran Upul Tharanga was handed over the reins of the side in the shorter formats.The national cricket board on Wednesday announced captaincy roles for Chandimal and Tharanga.”Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed captain of the national Test team whilst Upul Tharanga has been appointed captain of ODI and T20 formats,” the board said in a statement.Wicket-keeper batsman Chandimal has so far played 36 Tests, scoring 2,540 runs at an average of 42.33 while Tharanga averages 34.32 in One-Day Internationals (ODI) and 13.50 in Twenty20 InternationalMathews stepped down as captain following a poor show against Zimbabwe, where the hosts lost 2-3 in the just-concluded ODI series.Mathews had led Sri Lanka in 34 Tests, 98 ODIs and 12 T20Is.The new captains will kick-start their leadership stints in the full home series against India, starting July 26.last_img read more

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ISRO to recruit graduates, diploma, class 10th pass candidates under Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

first_imgLiquid Propulsion Systems Centre (a centre under ISRO) seeks applications from eligible candidates for recruitment to the posts of Technical Assistant, Hindi Typist, Technician, Fireman and Catering Attendant from December 5, 2017.Last date to apply:Candidates can apply online till December 18, 2017. However the declaration form should reach LPSC before December 26, 2017 by ordinary or speed post.Application Fees:Candidates shall have to pay Rs 150 towards application fee. Female/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Ex-servicemen and Persons With Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from making payment of application fee. However, applications of non-exempted categories without application fee will not be considered.Eligibility Criteria:Technical Assistant: First Class Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Photography/CinematographyHindi Typist: Graduation in Arts/Science/Commerce/Management/Computer Applications with first division marks. Applicants should have studied Hindi as one of the subjects at Matriculation/Degree level or passed either of these examinations in Hindi medium. In addition to this, the applicant must have Hindi typing speed at 25 words per minute on a ComputerTechnician ‘B’: Candidate must be class 10th pass and must have obtained ITI/NTC/NAC in the relevant tradeFireman ‘A’: Candidates must be SSLC/SSC pass and must satisfy the prescribed physical fitness and endurance standardsCatering Attendant ‘A’: Candidates must be SSLC/SSC passDetails of the vacancies:Technical Assistant: 7Hindi Typist: 1Technician ‘B’: 7Fireman ‘A’: 1Catering Attendant ‘A’: 1For more information about the recruitment, please go through the official website www.lpsc.gov.inRead: Supreme Court directs UP to promote mainstream education for specially abled childrenadvertisementRead: Sports enthusiasts in schools to get financial aid by Delhi governmentFor more updates, follow India Today Education or you can write to us at education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

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Syslogic: new touch panel computer optimized for automation

first_img Continue Reading Previous Solid Sands: SuperTest helping Graphcore accelerate the future of AINext ON Semi: RSL10 sensor development kit for power-optimised IoT applications Last year, Syslogic unveiled its 10.1-inch touchscreen PCs from the Industrial series. Now the company raises the bar once more and presents a streamlined version. The touch panel computer is the first HMI system in the C-Series. It has been precisely tailored to automation. Later this year, a 12-inch and 15.6-inch panel computer, both in widescreen format, will follow.The C-Series, which also includes box PCs besides the touchscreen computers, is suitable for use in 80 percent of standard automation applications. This goal was the focus of R&D right from the start. The result is an HMI system that is optimized in terms of cost and technology for standard automation applications. No compromises were made in terms of industrial standards. The new C-Series HMI system with 10.1-inch widescreen display features an IP65 front. Thanks to the Projected Capacitive Touch (PCT) technology, the panel PC is intuitive to use and supports multi-touch. Like all Syslogic devices, the touchscreen PC does not require easily breakable fans, since it is passively cooled. The platform uses proven Intel Atom processors from the ApolloLake series (x7-E3950 or x5-E3930). This platform strikes the perfect balance between computing power and low power consumption and is therefore popular in modern embedded systems. The C-Series touchscreen PC is designed for 24/7 operation and offers durability and ruggedness at an attractive price. Another important selling point for automation specialists is the ease of installation. Counter frame and gasket seals are included. Moreover, as with all embedded and HMI systems, Syslogic guarantees above-average availability.For simple system integration, Syslogic provides an Ethernet and Mini DisplayPort interface as well as two USB-3 interfaces. The C-Series HMI system also ships with a preconfigured operating system. You can choose from any of the common industrial operating systems. The newest environments include Windows 10 Enterprise 2019 LTSC and Debian 9.Syslogic manufactures the Box PCs and HMI systems from the C-Series as standard units in large quantities. Accordingly, customers receive uncompromising industrial products that offer a compelling price/performance ratio.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

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Rohits record 5th century in single World Cup takes India to cakewalk

first_imgLeeds: Rohit Sharma Saturday became the first batsman in the world to score five hundreds in a single World Cup with a magnificent 103 against Sri Lanka here, eclipsing former Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara’s earlier record of most centuries in a single edition. Rohit hit a 94-ball 103 for his fifth century of this World Cup from nine matches, which took him one more than Sangakkara, who has four hundreds to his name during the 2015 edition. “He (Rohit) has done something for others to follow. He is still hungry for runs,” Sangakkara said while commentating for the match. The stylish Indian opener also equalled Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar in the total number of World Cup hundreds. Both the Indians have six hundreds to their names. Also Read – IAF Day: Tributes paid to soldiers killed in line of duty in JammuThe 32-year-old Rohit is likely to go past Tendulkar in the highest number of runs in a single World as he has already scored 647 runs from nine matches, just 26 short of the record 673 in the name of Sachin Tendulkar during the 2003 World Cup. K L Rahul too slammed a brilliant century as India won their last World Cup league fixture, defeating Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Leeds. Chasing 265, Sharma and Rahul gave India a flying start and demolished the Sri Lankan attack scoring runs all over the ground. Sharma fell to Kasun Rajitha as Sri Lanka got the first breakthrough after a 189-run opening stand, the highest in this tournament, in the 31st over. Rahul then scored his maiden World Cup ton as India secured an easy victory. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps, 20 launch pads along LoCIndia finished the league round with 15 points as they won seven matches and lost one while the game against New Zealand was washed out due to rain. Earlier, Angelo Mathews rescued his side from a top-order collapse and slammed a powerful century as Sri Lanka posted 264/7. After electing to bat, Sri Lanka were reduced to 55/4 by the Indian bowlers. But Mathews (113) and Lahiru Thirimanne’s (53) solid fifth-wicket stand kept India at bay and powered Sri Lanka to a challenging total.last_img read more

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Drugrelated violence has reached alarming levels in Central America – UN

Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed in its annual report which was launched today.“Drug trafficking organizations have increased their operations in the region, posing a serious threat to the security of the region,” says the report produced by the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), which identified Honduras, Costa Rica and Nicaragua as key transit countries for smuggling drugs primarily destined for the United States.According to INCB, the increase in drug-related violence comes as many Mexican drug cartels – under pressure from Mexican authorities – have moved their operations south of the border.El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Jamaica now have the world’s highest homicide rates as a result of drug-related activities, and the proliferation of street gangs and availability of firearms has led to an increase in crime rates.North America remains the world’s largest drug market, followed by Europe, with more than 45,000 people in the region dying of drug-related causes every year, constituting the highest annual drug-related mortality rate in the world.INCB also highlighted the increasing flow of heroin into Africa which is causing a surge in drug abuse throughout the region, particularly in East and Southern Africa. Last year, record seizures of heroin were carried out in Kenya and Tanzania, and the smuggling of other drugs such as cocaine and cannabis continue to pose a threat to the region, with INCB warning that most countries still lack appropriate systems to monitor and combat drug abuse.The report also emphasizes the abuse of prescription drugs and over-the-counter pharmaceutical preparations in South Asia, stressing that many of these are being sold through illegal Internet pharmacies which target a young audience. It also warns that in East and South-East Asia as well as South Asia, the use of amphetamines is increasing and is contributing to a higher rate of HIV and hepatitis C infections.In its report, INCB provides recommendations to address drug-related violence which include the implementation of programmes on drug abuse prevention and treatment and rehabilitation services, as well as increasing the educational, employment and recreational opportunities available to marginalized communities. 28 February 2012Escalating violence involving drug trafficking organizations in Central America has reached “alarming and unprecedented levels,” making it one of the most violent areas in the world, the United Nations anti-narcotics panel stressed in its annual report which was launched today. read more

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Gota blames former Indian admin

Rajapaksa however says those demanding accountability on Sri Lanka’s part for alleged atrocities committed during the last 100 days of the conflict were silent on the origin of terrorism in Sri Lanka. Former Indian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Hardeep Singh Puri has called for an investigation into what he called specific allegations of war crimes during the last 100 days of military operations. Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has blamed the former Indian administration for the war in Sri Lanka which dragged for 30 years.The government information department quoted Rajapaksa as telling the local media that India could never absolve itself of the responsibility for creating terrorism in Sri Lanka, though some of those directly involved in subverting Sri Lanka were blaming the Rajapaksa administration for the plight of Tamil speaking people in the country. He said that Puri should realize that the Indian intervention in Sri Lanka had caused a major regional crisis, when Indian trained Sri Lankan terrorists raided the Maldives in early November 1988. Rajapaksa says the international community should consider a comprehensive investigation into the issue beginning with the Indian intervention.The Defence Secretary said that some interested parties were reluctant to acknowledge the fact that Sri Lanka was a much better place today without the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Army begins special operation in war against dengue

A special week-long dengue prevention programme, in addition to the ongoing projects of the Army around the island, was launched near the Sugathadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday, the Army media unit said today.The Army said that 25 separate teams made up of  200 Army personnel, 25 policemen and 25 Public Health Inspectors joined hands together with the intention of identifying and eradicating the epidemic  in worst-affected Mattakkuliya area which has a dense population. The 25 teams will move into the worst-affected areas in and around Colombo and search for dengue breeding grounds and other vulnerable areas. The new initiative launched by the Security Forces Headquarters-West (SFHQ-West) following coordination done by Major General Sudantha Ranasinghe on the instructions of the Commander of the Army will continue till next Saturday (8). (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palihena further remanded in bond case

Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palihena are in remand after being arrested over the Central Bank treasury bond scam. (Colombo Gazette) Perpetual Treasuries Limited owner Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palihena have been ordered to be further remanded till August 2nd.The order was given by the Colombo Fort Magistrate when the case was heard today.

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Kiriella insists nothing wrong in revealing information to public

However he noted that an individual had attempted to disrupt the live broadcast of the first meeting by the PSC.“That was a violation of Parliamentary privileges. Nobody has a right to disrupt a decision taken by Parliament as per provisions of the Constitution. What are they trying to conceal? People in this country have a right to know what really happened on 21st April and where the system was not in line,” he said. The sittings of the PSC are open to the media and very sensitive information was made public on the very first day. The Minister also noted that all the areas that came under attack after the Easter Sunday bombings were UNP strongholds.“Therefore, there is something behind these attacks. We have to reflect as to who really is attempting to get advantages by attacking UNP strongholds,” he said. Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development and Leader of the House of Parliament Lakshman Kiriella insists there is nothing wrong in revealing information to the public.He said that a Parliament Select Committee (PSC) was appointed to look into the unfortunate event that took place on 21st April. “I emphasize that everybody has a right to know about that unfortunate event. Accordingly, the Hon. Speaker took a decision to live telecast the Committee,” Kiriella said. read more

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Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers. Week of August 21, 2019:TOP 20 GLOBAL CONCERT TOURS1. The Rolling Stones; $13,544,597; $228.41.2. BTS; $12,386,483; $121.57.3. Spice Girls; $9,750,671; $112.13.4. Ed Sheeran; $7,257,072; $84.53.5. Pink; $4,610,611; $116.73.6. Paul McCartney; $4,528,507; $155.88.7. Dead & Company; $2,725,223; $88.69.8. Jennifer Lopez; $2,159,753; $137.94.9. Phish; $2,053,497; $65.24.10. Ariana Grande; $1,935,691; $119.03.11. Michael Bublé; $1,782,078; $111.79.12. John Mayer; $1,541,503; $107.10.13. André Rieu; $1,480,762; $90.69.14. Rod Stewart; $1,427,661; $106.50.15. Cher; $1,338,225; $108.88.16. Florida Georgia Line; $1,335,082; $70.92.17. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $1,293,302; $109.15.18. Elton John; $1,286,929; $114.26.19. Dave Matthews Band; $1,228,105; $69.35.20. Hugh Jackman; $1,211,391; $92.07.For free upcoming tour information, go to www.pollstar.com___The Associated Press read more

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UN agencies begin mass immunization scheme against yellow fever in Liberia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organization (WHO) and several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) will begin a mass immunization campaign later this week to combat an outbreak of yellow fever in Liberia.WHO’s Dr. Luzitu Simao said today from Monrovia, the Liberian capital, that the first immunization teams should start work on Thursday as part of a joint campaign with Liberia’s Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.WHO fears an epidemic is imminent in Liberia, which is trying to recover from 14 years of civil war and lies in West Africa’s yellow fever belt. The expected arrival of the annual rainy season in April means the disease may soon find it even easier to flourish.There have been three confirmed cases of yellow fever so far, with another 11 suspected cases undergoing laboratory analysis in Abidjan in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire. The patients in the three confirmed cases have died.”Conditions are ripe here for an epidemic,” Dr. Simao said. “The last 14 years of civil war have literally destroyed Liberia’s health infrastructure and yellow fever is an extremely deadly disease. Even among hospitalized patients, the mortality rate may reach up to 50 per cent.”UNICEF and WHO have estimated that the immunization scheme will cost $1.3 million and say less than 80,000 vaccination doses are currently available in Liberia, well below their target of 722,000.Yellow fever is a viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by mosquitoes, either from monkey to human or from human to human. There have been at least six outbreaks in Liberia between 1995 and 2002. read more

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Commentary Ohio State footballs 120 season carries more weight than basketball reaching

Few would argue that any college in the nation can brag as much as Ohio State when it comes to the combined accomplishments of its football and men’s basketball programs this year. The claim, however, has its own internal debate. Which team had the more successful season? Was it Urban Meyer going 12-0 in his first season at the helm of OSU, or Thad Matta’s men coming within one victory of a return trip to the Final Four? Well, it depends who you ask. If the streets around campus could talk, they would tell you the football team. Lane Avenue was dubbed “12-0 Row” in December, but I have yet to hear plans of renaming Neil Avenue as “Elite Eight Boulevard.” If you look to the final Associated Press polls of the seasons, you’ll get a different answer. Deshaun Thomas and company came in at No. 10, while Braxton Miller’s bunch sat unranked thanks to their postseason ban. It’s a topic well worth discussion, but I’ve been having trouble picking a side. After all, there are many factors to consider here. You can weigh the historical rarity of each group’s achievement. OSU has seen 10 undefeated seasons on the gridiron, and only one of those years (2002) saw as many wins as the 12 last fall’s squad compiled. Sophomore forward LaQuinton Ross’ game-winning shot against Arizona carried the men’s basketball program to its 14th Elite Eight. In Chicago just two weeks prior, the team ran to its fourth Big Ten Tournament Championship (the event began in 1998). You might adjust for the competition OSU saw in the respective sports. The Big Ten provided a notably weaker test for Meyer than it did for Matta, who led his team to a second-place finish in a conference many considered to be the best in the nation. The difficulty of the debate rests mostly in the bowl ban. Without it, we have a definitive answer. With it, we’re stuck in a limbo thanks to Wichita State’s one shining moment. If OSU had danced in Atlanta, my answer would easily be the basketball team. If they had bowed out in the Sweet 16, my answer would be the football team. At the end of the day, for me, it’s the football team that had the more successful campaign. After all, they were perfect – the sixth season in program history with no ties or losses. As great as the basketball team became in late February into March, at no point could “perfect” be used to describe its year. If we’re handing the imaginary “more successful season” title to basketball, then football never had a shot. Think about it, did you celebrate, scream, cry and, yes, drink, more when Ross’ shot went through the net or when we beat Michigan to cement 12-0 in the record books? Matta and company had an amazing season, but you can’t top perfection without a national title. It seems the teams will also each present a new case for being the best next year. Meyer’s second season will begin with the old “championship or bust” moniker for many fans, while the emergence of Ross alongside four returning starters is reason enough to expect big things in the Schottenstein Center. But until Aug. 31 rolls around, when the football team is set to take the field against Buffalo at Ohio Stadium, the debate will go continue among fans. But it’s the offseason, what else are we supposed to do? read more

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Paris to host draw for Womens EHF EURO 2018 – Dutch girls

← Previous Story Road to Women’s EHF EURO 2018: Results and standings, Slovenia grab last ticket Next Story → Duvnjak to miss Play-Off matches for WCh 2019 – Sliskovic is back! The road to the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France has reached its next milestone. After the qualification came to an end on Sunday, all eyes are now on the final tournament draw which will take place at the ‘Maison de la Radio’ in Paris on 12 June at 12:00 hrs.The teams qualified have been seeded in the following potsPot 1: Norway, Hungary, France, DenmarkPot 2: Romania, Spain, Serbia, MontenegroPot 3: Netherlands, Germany, Russia, SwedenPot 4: Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, SloveniaThe teams that placed first in their respective qualification groups have been seeded in pot 1 and pot 2. The teams that placed second in the qualification as well as Slovenia, the best third-ranked team in the qualification, have been seeded in pots 3 and 4.The draw will be streamed live on the EHF EURO Youtube channel and the EHF EURO Facebook page.  read more

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How to tell counterfeit Smirnoff vodka from real deal

first_imgDiageo Ireland, which distributes Smirnoff here, says that it has been giving all assistance to the FSAI to identify the counterfeiters. They asked that anyone with information or who spots counterfeit products to contact them the Diageo Consumer helpline on 1850 25 00 00 or the FSAI on 1890 33 66 77 or at info@fsai.ie.Over 1,500 seizures of counterfeit goods made in first quarter of year>‘Unscrupulous pub owners’ selling dangerous counterfeit alcohol> THE FOOD SAFETY AUTHORITY of Ireland has warned that it has identified a number of bottles of vodka with counterfeit labels.The one-litre bottles are marked with Smirnoff Red Label branding but were not produced by that company. Lab analysis of the vodka found that it was 32 per cent alcohol content, rather than the 37.5 per cent alcohol content in the real deal.The Authority has warned consumers to stay vigilant and not to purchase if they have any doubts that the vodka is genuine.These are the ways in which you will be able to tell if it is a fake label or not – the fake label is fairly sophisticated but those with the Irish addresses are fake – the ones with the UK markings are correct. The genuine Smirnoff label:The fake Smirnoff label:Genuine:Counterfeit:Images via FSAI.The CEO of the Food Safety Authority, Prof Alan Reilly, said that while there hasn’t been any specific food hazards identified in the bottles found, they are concerned that there may be unknown contaminants in other batches which they haven’t yet seized.He said:Given we have no information as to when or where this alcohol originates, it would be unwise for anyone to drink it.The counterfeit vodka was found on sale in the retail and pub sectors. Food businesses should only source stock from registered distributors and wholesalers, as it is their legal responsibility to ensure the food and drink they are selling complies with all food safety and traceability requirements.last_img read more

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Check Out Atomic Blonde The Coldest City Before the Movie

first_img You may have seen trailers for the vibrantly intense action film Atomic Blonde, starring Charlize Theron which hits theaters later this July. The actress is co-producing the film and is joined by John Wick Director David Leitch. But what you may not know is that this sexy gun-fu infused flick is actually based off a spy thriller graphic novel released in 2012 entitled The Coldest City written by Atony Johnston.The year is 1989. Communism is in the midst of collapsing and very soon the Berlin Wall will crumble down along with it. Before the end of an era, there are still a few loose ends that need to be tied up. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was murdered in Berlin carrying some important information. What information you may ask? Just a list containing every single espionage agent working in Berlin, on all sides. Now an outside agent with no ties by the name of Lorraine Broughton is brought in to investigate. Our main lead is instantly thrown into a whirlwind of problems right off the bat as she must punch, kick and fire her way out of harm’s way to uncover the truth. A number of defections gone awry; along with counter-espionage and social unrest make this slow paced graphic novel move, which was very much to my liking.What at first looked like a black & white spy thriller that did not interest me in the least, turned into a strong mystery that I was anticipating reading until the very end. There are a lot of really powerful moments, one in particular about woman’s rights in the late eighties. Sure Atony wrote this in 2012, but it is still a problem our world is dealing with to this very day, and it’s nice to see an author help his book grow by including it. Other parts of the book are completely in German to show the language barrier that Lorraine is faced with. Luckily for readers, she isn’t fluent in the language and brings it up every so often when a local goes on a tangent. While the common reader may be annoyed by this, I think German readers will enjoy the sleuth story just a bit more being more informed.The art style Sam Hart brings to the table is something between an architect rendering of a new plaza coming soon; to the grim borough dwellers of Sin City. The colorless pages fit the tone of the piece pretty well, which is interesting seeing how the movie is full of vibrant pinks and aqua colors of the nineteen eighties.The Coldest City is an engaging read for anyone who is into grounded spy thrillers. Even non-comic readers I think will get a kick out of this dastardly tale. The back and fourth storytelling is sharp, while at times, justice is easily served to those who have fallen down the dark path. It will be interesting to see how the film adaptation turns out. I mean the title was changed in the middle of production and honestly, it makes no sense in comparison to the graphic novel as Lorraine is brunette practically the entire book. But I will admit my curiosity is definitely peaked now after this down and dirty read.Pre-order now from Amazon. The preview is available for free on Comixology. The full book will be released in print and digitally May 23rd.View as: One Page Slides1. 2. 3. 4. Stay on target MovieBob Reviews: ATOMIC BLONDEAtomic Blonde Early Reviews Call it Fun and Disposable, and That’s… last_img read more

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A marijuana firm has been launched in Jamaica… TCI Premier expands

first_img Jamaica’s Senate Begins debate on National Identification and Registration Bill Two boys die, bicycle and van collide in St. Catherine, Jamaica Related Items:jamaica, marijuana Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppAccording to the Boston news website, the first of its kind firm for the country was launched by Henry Lowe, a prominent Jamaican scientist and entrepreneur.Medicanja as it is called will be producing medicines made from marijuana. Other marijuana derived products are reportedly already on the market, such as ‘Canasol’ which helps relieve pressure in the eye of glaucoma patients.The move is already been supported by some Jamaican politicians and Lowe expects the medical marijuana industry to be a what he calls a powerhouse for the country’s economy.For some time now there have been cries of the shortage of resources in the Turks and Caicos public system, particularly in schools.Speaking to media recently, the Premier, Hon Rufus Ewing explained that as far as the shortage of some of these resources are concerned such as sanitary products and other everyday items; the monthly report reflects the availability of funds for these things. Therefore, what needs to be worked on is getting the funds out there to these different government departments. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Bahamas DPM Turnquest, as IDB Governor, Talks Technology and Climate Change Resilience at IDB Conclavelast_img read more

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Coral Springs Fire put on light show to spread holiday cheer

first_imgCORAL SPRINGS, FLA. (WSVN) – The Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department put on an exciting light show for locals.Fire truck lights shined brightly while in sync to the beat of holiday music, Monday. What happens when firefighters, @Coralspringsfl video team and @Coralspringspd want to give residents something to smile about during the holidays? This happens! We wish you all a safe, joyous holiday season. Did this video make you smile? Heart and retweet! pic.twitter.com/uWk1J4mZ3P— Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Department (@CoralSpringsFD) December 3, 2018The crew posted the video on social media to spread holiday cheer and wish everyone a happy holidays.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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ELLE Launches Social Commerce On Facebook

first_imgAffiliates in the program include Gucci, Bebe, AG Jeans, Nine West, Tommy Hilfiger and many others. The new functionality on ELLE’s Facebook page will be promoted via email, site and a Facebook ad campaign. Hearst partnered with 8thBridge, whose platform enables integration of transactions within the Facebook network.Although this is an experiment in “S-commerce” ELLE SVP, publisher and chief revenue officer Kevin O’Malley tells minonline that the first version of the model actually doesn’t involve revenue. “In this deal there is no rev share,” he says. Although the buy buttons deep-link directly to the respective item’s sell page at the vendor, ELLE deliberately planned the first version to run without affiliate revenue sharing. “No one really knows if Facebook is a platform for transactional commerce,” O’Malley explains. “In iteration 1.0 we didn’t want to do a rev share and we said this to all participating brands.” It is a learning experience for everyone. ELLE wants to offer consumers the ability to follow inspiration to making the buy, but it is unclear yet whether consumers’ social network is the place readers want to shop.But O’Malley emphasizes that this Trend Guide program was designed to profit the ELLE brand and its partners regardless of sales. The custom Love, Want and Own gestures put the ELLE brand and the partner’s item on the reader’s wall with a link for all their friends to see and buy it. “The value proposition for us is that even if we don’t make a sale, this becomes like a shopping widget that goes out on her wall where friends can see it.” ELLE is adding to the Facebook experience by crafting icons and sentiments that are more nuanced than the somewhat blunt instrument of a “Like.”ELLE already has e-commerce relationships with Rue LaLa and HMS. O’Malley says that for now the actual e-commerce revenues for the media company are “small but growing.” With every experiment like this, however, the company learns more about how to leverage its editorial authority in moving people to buy as well as the kinds of things people will and won’t be likely to purchase on the Web. The next iteration of the S-commerce Trend Guide will focus on beauty to synchronize with the summer months and the heightened concern for skin and cosmetics. The fall version of the Trend Guide will be refreshed to focus on accessories and will accompany and support the re-launch of the suspended ELLE Accessories brand. This story first appears on FOLIO: sister site, minonline.We had “e-commerce” then “m-commerce” and more recently “t-commerce” (tablet commerce for those still catching up). Get ready to add “S-Commerce” to the endless digital lexicon. Hearst Digital Media has given us “social commerce” this week via a new feature at ELLE magazine’s Facebook page. The magazine is curating a series of products featured in a pop-up “Trend Report” on its fan page that links directly to the purchase pages for a range of retailers and brands.The Trend Guide is a Facebook tab that identifies six trends of the season: Flower Girl, Sea World, Sporting Goods, Portrait of a Lady, Showgirls and Wanderlust. Each trend opens up a gallery of related goods. Users can follow an ELLE “Lexicon” of tags or what ELLE calls “custom gestures” that let them “Love” an item, add it to their “Want” list or just declare on the social net that they already Own it. These gestures and related icons are posted as a “Shoppable Story” to one’s timeline, newsfeed or ticker. Or you can just tap the Buy! button to get kicked over to the partner’s order page.last_img read more

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Steps on to end sand scarcity Collector

first_imgSrikakulam: In-charge collector C M Sai Kanth Varma in Thursday stated that the government would give top priority to overcome the sand scarcity in the district. Speaking to The Hans India here on Thursday, Varma said, “We are going to identify sand reaches in Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers. Storage points will be kept along the river basins and transported for fixed rates to the customers after adoption of new policy. Till then, sand will be supplied from the storage points.” Also Read – Three of a family commits suicide at Amalapuram in East Godavari Advertise With Us According to sources, the YSRCP government has scrapped the prevailing free sand policy immediately after assuming charge. As a result, scarcity of sand arose, and construction works came to a halt. In Srikakulam, sand stored as heaps during free sand policy on the banks of Vamsadhara, Nagavali, Mahendratanaya and Bahuda rivers. After receiving huge resistance from public over the sudden scrapping of sand policy, the government started measures to supply sand. Now, the government entrusted powers to mandal-level tahsildars for allowing sand mining and transportation. Also Read – Saaho movie tickets pricey in Nellore Advertise With Us Sand will be supplied to government works on priority and private persons can also apply through online to tahsildars of mandals concerned for required sand. The YSRCP government scrapped old free sand policy as it was helpful for sand mafia across the state. In Srikakulam also, one TDP MLA whose segment located adjacent to Srikakulam city and situated between two main rivers Vamsadhara and Nagavali earned crores of rupees through sand mining. The MLA himself maintained nine sand reaches against rules in three mandals. Advertise With Us The paternal uncle’s son of the MLA who was a radio mechanic and belongs to Ponduru mandal, also turned as leader for sand mafia. This is a live example for anarchy prevailed in TDP regime in the name of free sand policy. But, the present YSRCP government need to prevent such anarchy and adopted a new policy from September 5 this year. In the meanwhile, the government decided to permit sand mining at existing approved reaches.last_img read more

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