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FEU sets record for most 3s with 18, but 42 attempts ‘way too much’

first_imgJapan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort View comments Read Next Blue Eagles fend off Maroons, close in on UAAP elims sweep Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “We relied too much on our offense,” Racela told reporters after FEU’s 87-84 loss. “In the fourth quarter, we didn’t really have to score, we just had to make stops.”READ: NU keeps Final 4 bid alive, pulls rug from under FEUFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Tamaraws eclipsed the previous record set by the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons earlier in the season when they hit 16 triples in a stunning win over the De La Salle Green Archers two months ago.But what stood out for Racela was FEU attempting 42 threes. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. “We fell in love with the 3-point shot, 42 attempts is way too much, way too many,” he said. “I told them at the half, the defense will win it for us but it didn’t happen that way in the second half.”FEU wasted a golden opportunity to close in on a Final Four berth and instead will have to take the longer trip to the big dance.READ: FEU ‘lost discipline’ in 4th in loss to Ateneo, says Racela “We were up and we let it slip away and now we made it harder for ourselves we have to win our game against Adamson on Saturday,” Racela said.“It’s getting slimmer but we still have a chance. We just have to win on Saturday with a little help from Ateneo. But there’s nothing we could do but to focus on Saturday. I know this is a devastating loss, but we cannot be too low.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netOvershadowed in Far Eastern University’s loss to National University on Wednesday was that the Tamaraws set the UAAP record for most 3-pointers made in a game with 18.Ironically, FEU head coach Olsen Racela thought his team’s record-setting performance also caused its downfall.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more

A look at the process Canada follows in response to an extradition

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s Department of Justice, through its International Assistance Group, helps Canadian and foreign police and prosecutors by extraditing people to face prosecution or sentencing in the country in which they are charged or convicted.The Extradition Act provides Ottawa with the legal basis to extradite people located in Canada who are sought by an extradition partner. Those partners include:— Countries, such as the United States, with which Canada has an extradition agreement (a bilateral treaty or a multilateral convention);— Countries with which Canada has entered into a case-specific agreement; or— Countries or international courts whose names appear in the schedule to the Extradition Act.In all cases, the conduct for which extradition is sought must be considered criminal in both the requesting country and in Canada.There are three key stages to the Canadian extradition process:— The justice minister must first determine whether to authorize the start of extradition proceedings in the Canadian courts by issuing what’s known as an “Authority to Proceed.”— Once an Authority to Proceed has been issued, the Canadian courts must determine whether there is sufficient evidence to justify the person’s committal for extradition. When someone is committed for extradition, the justice minister must personally decide whether to order the person’s surrender to the foreign state.— Someone sought for extradition may appeal their committal and seek judicial review of the minister’s surrender order — a process that can play out for months or even years in the courts.(Source: Canadian Department of Justice)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Tatiana Maslany Eugene and Dan Levy among presenters at Canadian Screen Awards

first_imgAdvertisement Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, Schitt’s Creek leads Eugene Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Daniel Levy, and Sons of Anarchy alumnus Kim Coates will be among the presenters at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards.Staged in Toronto on March 12, the awards honour the best in Canadian TV, film and digital media.This year’s host will be comedian and America’s Got Talent judge Howie Mandel. Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Other presenters are set to include:Oscar-nominated director Atom Egoyan.CBC satirist Rick Mercer.Big Brother Canada host Arisa Cox.Kim’s Convenience co-stars Jean Yoon and Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.Comedian Sean Cullen.Actors Wendy Crewson, Catherine Reitman and Stephan James.Toronto singer Francesco Yates is lined up for a musical performance. The show will air on CBC-TV. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Aimia shareholders opt to sell Aeroplan to Air Canada consortium in vote

first_imgMONTREAL — Shareholders of Aimia Inc. have voted to sell its Aeroplan loyalty program to an Air Canada-led consortium.The $450-million deal will see Air Canada buy Aeroplan for cash and assume $1.9 billion in liabilities to points holders, partially backed by two banks that offer Aeroplan credit cards.Toronto-Dominion Bank and the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce will pay Air Canada about $1.2 billion in total, on top of an undisclosed payment from Visa Canada Corp. The banks and Visa have agreed to stay with the loyalty program until at least 2030.Air Canada has said Aeroplan members will see their points transferred to a new loyalty program with the airline when its partnership with Aimia expires in 2020.Analysts say the deal will give Air Canada better access to customer data and likely boost margins in the near term. Aimia, a loyalty analytics company, will come away with more than $1 billion in cash, according to Mittleman Brothers, the company’s largest stakeholder at 17.6 per cent.Aimia shareholders formalized their approval in a vote in Montreal on Tuesday morning, following regulatory clearances from Ottawa in November. The deal — reached in principle last August — is expected to close this month. Companies in this story: (TSX:AC, TSX:AIM, TSX:TD, TSX:CM)The Canadian Presslast_img read more

BC Elementary Schools can improve their grades regardless of location or challenges

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The Annual Ranking of B.C. Elementary Schools was released by the Fraser Institute.This tool is an easy way for parents to compare the academic performance of the province’s schools. The report card ranks 955 public and independent elementary schools based on 10 academic indicators derived from the provincewide Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) results.“The report card offers parents information they can’t easily get anywhere else, about how their child’s school performs over time and compares to other schools in B.C.,” said Angela MacLeod, a senior policy analyst at the Fraser Institute. These are the rankings for schools in the North and South Peace Region;  43/955 – JS Clark, Fort. Nelson  43/955 – Hudson’s Hope, Hudson’s Hope  95/955 – C.M. Finch, FSJ  95/955 – Clearview. FSJ  106/955 – Bert Ambrose, FSJ  129/955 – Upper Pine, Rose Prairie  134/955 – Alwin Hollan, FSJ  195/955 – Baldonnel, Baldonnel  261/955 – Crescent Park, DC  261/955 – Pouce Coupe, Pouce Coupe  285/955 – Little Prairie, Chetwynd  285/955 – Taylor, Taylor  311/955 – Robert Ogilvie, FSJ  311/955 – Notre Dame, DC  333/955 – Tumbler Ridge, Tumbler Ridge  353/955 – Christian Life, FSJ  452/955 – Charlie Lake, Charlie Lake  452/955 – Central Arts, FSJ  452/955 – Canalta, DC  512/955 – Prespatou, Prespatou  655/955 – Frank Ross, DC  694/ 955 – Don Titus, Chetwynd  771/955 – Duncan Cran, FSJ  789/955 – Tremblay, DC  825/955 – Windrem, Chetwynd  862/955 – Peace Christian, ChetwyndThe Fraser Institute shares the data suggests every school is capable of improvement regardless of type, location and student characteristics.The example provided by the ranking, ‘Armstrong Elementary in the city of Armstrong is the province’s fastest-improving school, climbing from a score of 1.9 (out of 10) in 2014 to 6.1 in 2018.  And Armstrong’s Grade 4 students showed significant improvement in reading, writing and math.’ and over the same time period, Maria Montessori in Victoria improved from 7.3 to 9.5—despite having a 20.1 percent special needs population.“We often hear excuses in B.C. that schools can’t improve student performance because of the communities and students they serve, but the evidence suggests otherwise,” MacLeod said.For the complete results on all ranked schools and to compare; CLICK HERElast_img read more

Tensions escalating between Morocco and Algeria over the Sahara

first_imgBordeaux- Morocco replied to Algeria’s latest verbal attack stating President Bouteflika is trying to hide his country’s domestic trouble.Moroccan officials didn’t appreciate Algeria’s tone when addressing the issue of Western Sahara. MAP, the Kingdom’s official press agency, released a wire today stating the Algerian declarations are “yet another diversion to hide a precarious internal situation.”In a speech read on his behalf by the justice minister, Algeria’s ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika had said an international mechanism to monitor human rights in the disputed territory was needed “more than ever.” Bouteflika referred to what he called “the massive and systematic human rights violations that take place inside the occupied territories to suppress the peaceful struggle” of the Sahrawis for freedom of expression and association.“The affirmations of the Algerian President show (…) the great weakness of a regime that is conscious of the unsustainability of its anachronistic position on the Sahara issue,” said MAP on Tuesday.On Saturday, the Istiqlal Party had provoked Algeria, which backs the  pro-independence Polisario Front, by asking the government to officially retrieve Eastern Saharan territories, including Tindouf and Colomb Bechare, which before the French colonization belonged to Morocco. It also asked for the issue to be on the agenda of the UN’s Fourth Committee in charge of decolonization.On Tuesday, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra called on Morocco to show  restraint, saying “this incident, as well as the outrageously expansionist  statement by the leader of a Moroccan political party, are totally unacceptable and irresponsible.”On his part, Algerian Ministry Foreign Affairs Spokesman Amar Belani referred to this altercation by saying: “Algeria will not react to the frivolous and irresponsible provocations. We keep all the serenity that comes with defending just causes and international law, far from this medieval Moroccan party’s schizophrenic and unacceptable belching, and whose platform is inspired by a totally obsolete expansionism.” He reaffirmed his country’s will to lobby for a UN mechanism to monitor human rights in the region.The harsh words exchanged by the North African arch-rivals indicate that the neighbors’ relationship is far from being that of brotherly countries that share not only borders, but a common history, culture, religion and language.In his first address before the parliament since he was appointed Morocco’s Foreign Minister, Salah Eddine Mezaouar said on Tuesday that “Algeria tries its best to stall the negotiation process advocated by the United Nations and focuses on marginal elements by means of using human rights in international fora.”© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributedlast_img read more

Roadway Robbery attempts in Blue Hills Be Careful

first_img Related Items: #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, December 2, 2016 – At least two residents posted their own accounts of what happened to them while driving in Blue Hills and Millennium Heights and it points to the boldness of criminals.A man said his vehicle was ambushed by several men, one tried to get into the car but he sped off and that alleged attacker fell to the ground.Another involved a woman, also driving and who told neighbors a tree branch was tossed into the road to force her to stop; she didn’t and it is believed she averted danger in her decision.  Both instances are said to be from this week.Go to MagneticMediaTV.com to see the holiday safety tips shared by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Ban On Distilleries Serving Cocktails Approved By Board

first_imgThe board received over 540 letters from residents during the open public comment period including Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen) that in a letter along with other state legislators states: “I am writing to urge you to support Alaska’s 10 distilleries’ efforts to continue to produce value-added Alaskan products by serving drinks in their respective tasting rooms.”   The ABC Board approved the proposal at its meeting on January 24, the proposal defines “the distillerys product” as a distilled spirit made or distilled in the licensed facility, and also clarifies that a licensee may provide other non-alcoholic products (mixers and garnishes) but may not combine them with a distilled spirit. The two-drink limit at all distilleries will remain in effect. The new rule goes in effect 30 days after Lt. Governor Byron Mallot signs the new regulation. However, under the new proposal, licensed distilleries may provide mixers, and they may sell alcohol distilled on site, but it will be up to the customer to mix them into a single drink. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on January 25th, 2018 at 10:49 amThe Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board approved a proposal that forbids distilleries from serving mixed drinks. The state of Alaska has 10 licensed distilleries, all of which have previously testified that mixed drinks served in approved tasting rooms are key parts of their individual business plans. Story as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-ABS-distillary-ruling-1.mp3VmJennifer-on-ABS-distillary-ruling-1.mp300:00RPdlast_img read more

Murkowski Questions FEMA Leadership On Earthquake Recovery Efforts

first_imgIn response, Gaynor acknowledged the issues outlined by Murkowski and agreed that the process at times can be complex. Murkowski: “You indicate in your testimony, which I appreciate, that you’re seeking to reduce the complexity of FEMA to promote simpler less complex processes to streamline it. And that’s good, but how do we let folks know that disaster victims can have confidence in this program that is being administered and is it being administered as we intended it to?” Murkowski touched on the potential flaws within FEMA’s Individual Assistance Program process and questioned Gaynor on how to ensure disaster victims can be confident in FEMA’s disaster recovery efforts. Gaynor stated that he was committed to making adjustments to the program to try to deliver maximum disaster relief and assistance to Alaskans in need. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享During a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security a review was conducted of FEMA’s FY2020 Budget Request. During the hearing, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) raised Alaska specific concerns to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Acting Administrator Peter Gaynor. Murkowski: “Part of the problem is that it seems this individual assistance program has kind of a black box reputation. Nobody really knows what is eligible for a home repair award. No one knows if inspectors are consistent. The specific criteria that inspectors use isn’t readily available. Appeal decisions aren’t published.” Senator Murkowski highlighted the difficulties that Alaskans are facing as they seek assistance from FEMA following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Alaska on November 30, 2018.last_img read more

NASA rover sees bewitching nightshining clouds on Mars

first_img 41 weird objects seen on Mars, explained Curiosity looked up in late May to capture these noctilucent clouds floating by. NASA/JPL-Caltech It’s just another twilight on Mars. You’re a rover, kicking back after a long day of science, gazing up at the clouds. Sometimes it’s the simple moments that are the most stunning.NASA’s Curiosity rover has been in skygazing mode lately, sending back ethereal visions of noctilucent (night shining) clouds. Curiosity team member Claire Newman highlighted the rover’s late-May sky view in a mission update on Wednesday.  Mars rovers NASA Space The night-shining clouds are beautiful, but they can also tell scientists a lot about what’s happening up above the rover, including how much water vapor there is in atmosphere. Curiosity isn’t the only NASA machine that enjoys a bit of cloud-watching. The InSight lander shared some soothing cloud images earlier in the year.  Curiosity is currently checking out a clay-rich area in the Gale Crater and recently sent back a fresh selfie. So what’s next? More science and more beautiful days on Mars. Sci-Tech 0 Post a comment Share your voice The noctilucent clouds are “so high that they’re still illuminated by the sun, even when it’s night at the surface and any lower cloud layers are already in shadow,” Newman wrote. Mars is heading into a cloudy season, making this a prime time for watching the atmosphere.Image processors Justin Cowart and Seán Doran gifted us a video version of the recent clouds that makes it feel like you’re standing on Mars. Tags See wispy clouds drift across the sky on Mars NASA’s Insight sees cloudy days on Mars, so why does it never rain? More clouds on Mars 43 Photoslast_img read more

Meet billionaire CEOs Elon Musk Mark Zuckerberg who receive annual salary of

first_imgreutersZuckerberg rose to fame in the late 2000s after the launch of social networking platform Facebook. He asked to be paid $1 in 2013 saying that money is not his priority at Facebook.”I’ve made enough money. At this point, I’m just focused on making sure I do the most possible good with what I have. The main way I can help is through Facebook — giving people the power to share and connecting the world,” Zuckerberg was quoted as saying by CNBC. Larry Page (L) and Sergey Brin (R), the co-founders of Google, at a press event where Google and T-Mobile announced the first Android powered cellphone, the T-Mobile G1.James Leynse/Corbis via Getty ImagesThe trend everyone seems to follow is that they begin taking the $1 paycheck after they take the company public. This is also the case for Page and Brin who founded Alphabet, the parent company of Google. In 2004, they released the company’s IPO and it was then that they started taking $1 as their annual salary. On the other hand, as of October 2018, the duo together is worth a little over $100 billion.Elon Musk – CEO and founder of Telsa  Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman speaks onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt at Pier 48 on September 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Steve Jennings/Getty Images for TechCrunchStoppleman, the CEO of Yelp took his first $1 paycheck in 2013. With his company public, he began to rake in millions in the form of stocks, and bonuses. As of November 2018, his net worth is $146 million.Donald Trump – United States President  Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market John Mackey speaks onstage at Conscious Capitalism: Liberating The Heroic Spirit Of Business during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 10, 2013 in Austin, Texas.Dustin Finkelstein/Getty Images for SXSWJohn Mackey, the CEO of Wholefoods, began taking his $1 paycheck since 2007. His current net worth is US$ 100 million. He was once quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying that he does not see himself as noble of self-sacrificing for taking $1 but it is something he wants to do.Jack Dorsey – CEO and Co-founder of Twitter Jack DorseyReutersThe CEO and founder of Twitter is famous for not taking any salary. He instead gets his money through shares and stocks. Dorsey, who is also the CEO and founder of Square, takes $2.75 from it. As of January, his net worth is $5.5 billion.Mark Zuckerberg – CEO and co-founder of Facebookcenter_img Elon Musk, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Tesla Inc., speaks at an unveiling eventRobyn Beck-Pool/Getty ImagesElon Musk claims that he takes $1 as his annual salary. However, the California law does not let the state’s residents take a salary any less than the minimum wage. As of 2018, he took $37,000 paychecks but never cashed them. He takes compensation from Tesla of $20.3 million in the form of shares. His compensation package in October 2018 was $2.6 billion. In March, his net worth was $21.4 billion.Musk also is the CEO of SpaceX, Boring Company, Neuralink and is the co-founder of PayPal. He is touted as the wealthiest South African. Jeremy Stoppelman- CEO and Co-founder of Yelp U.S. President Donald Trump waves after speaking during the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting at The Venetian Las Vegas on April 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trump has cited his moving of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem and his decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal as reasons for Jewish voters to leave the Democratic party and support him and the GOP instead.Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesDonald Trump, who was already a billionaire with his hotel chain before he took office as the United States President, had famously said that if he was elected, he would not take a salary higher than $1. According to CNBC, he donated his entire earnings to the National Park Service keeping nothing for himself.John Mackey – CEO and Co-founder of Wholefoods Evan SpiegelGetty ImagesCan you imagine that the world’s richest billionaires rake in an annual salary of $1? Unbelievable? Well, it is true.Many executives of big companies, especially in Silicon Valley, see it as a point of prestige to not take a large salary. Instead, their earnings come in the form of bonuses and other forms of compensation. According to American website The Motley Fool, the executives, whose net worth is in the billions, depend on the performance of their companies. Their compensation is directly connected to the company’s performance.Here is the list of billionaires CEO whose annual earning is $1 and in some cases, even less.Evan Spiegel – CEO and Co-founder of Snap Inc Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder and C.E.O., Snap Inc. speaks at the New York Times DealBook conference on November 1, 2018 in New York City.Stephanie Keith/Getty ImagesSpiegel, who earned worldwide fame with the Snapchat app, is the CEO of Snap Inc. He started taking his $1 paycheck in 2017 after the company released its IPO and the shares flew through the roof. In the year leading up to the company going public, Spiegel took a fat paycheck of $500,000. In addition to this, he also enjoyed $1 million in bonuses and perks amounting to $900,000. As of February, his net worth is $2.1 billion.Larry Page and Sergey Brin- Founders of Alphabet last_img read more

Trump targeting redstate Democrats ahead of midterm polls

first_imgDonald Trump. File photoUS president Donald Trump is in full campaign mode five months before pivotal mid-term elections, employing a mix of anti-immigration rhetoric, Democrat-bashing and off-script improvisation in a bid to help Republicans hold their congressional majority.Democrats, riding a swell of grass-roots activism and buoyed by Trump’s poor approval numbers and an ongoing investigation into possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s campaign, are seeking to flip the US House and Senate.Trump is pushing back, hitting the road-including at a fiery Tuesday night rally in Tennessee-as he seeks to energize his base to come out and vote in November for Republican Senate candidates in states where he can have a major impact.But the strategy apparently seeks to minimize his exposure in states where Republicans in close House races might feel the divisive president’s presence would be more of a hindrance, motivating Democrats and independents instead of helping moderate GOP candidates.Despite the risks of an unrestrained Trump addressing large crowds at campaign-style events, it is a strategy aimed at firing up his loyal supporters in red states where vulnerable Senate Democrats are running for re-election, or challenging for open seats.Such was the case Tuesday when Trump rallied in Nashville in support of congresswoman Marsha Blackburn’s bid to succeed retiring Senator Bob Corker.“We need more Republicans,” Trump boomed.“If you want your country to be safe, then you must go out and get the Democrats the hell out of office.”A sitting president’s party often loses seats during mid-term elections.While analysts say Democrats have a decent shot at flipping the 24 seats needed to reclaim the House, the opposition party is up against an extraordinarily tough Senate election map.Of the 35 Senate races, Democrats are defending a whopping 26 seats — 10 of them in states that Trump won in 2016.And Democrats are seeing their overall mid-term advantage shrink.In December, according to a RealClearPolitics polling average, Democrats enjoyed a 13-point advantage among voters who were asked which party they would support in the 2018 congressional election.That figure this week stood at just four points.Trump ‘coming after’ vulnerable DemocratsThe president has grown increasingly annoyed at his party’s 51-49 Senate majority as he seeks to push through his policy agenda, including a dramatic curtailing of illegal and legal immigration.Highlighting his rigid stance during his Nashville rally, he recalled the term he used recently to describe undocumented immigrants, including members of transnational gang MS-13, targeted for deportation.“What was the name?” Trump goaded the crowd. “Animals!” they shouted.Trump also savaged the Democratic candidate, former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen, insisting he would be in the pocket of the Senate and House Democratic leaders.“He’s an absolute total tool of Chuck Schumer and of course the MS-13 lover, Nancy Pelosi,” Trump said.Over the past month Trump has held campaign-style rallies or speeches in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee-all states he carried in 2016, and where Republicans are facing tough Senate races. On Thursday he heads to Texas.Trump is also expected to travel in the coming weeks to North Dakota, Montana, Missouri, and West Virginia, the New York Times reported, citing White House officials familiar with the president’s summer strategy.They are states that Trump won easily, and where Senate Democrats face tough re-elections.Several other states may be added to the itinerary later, including Florida, where outgoing Governor Rick Scott is spending millions of dollars of his own personal fortune in a bid to oust a Senate Democratic incumbent.Trump on Tuesday night “had a message for 2018 red state Dems – he’s coming after them too,” said Katie Martin, communications director for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, the party’s Senate campaign arm.He relished his opportunity before the cheering crowd to tout his economic successes including major tax cuts that he signed into law.But Trump also eagerly returned to one of the tropes of his 2016 campaign, by declaring that Mexico would pay for a wall that he intends to build on the southern US border.“They’re going to pay for the wall and they’re going to enjoy it,” Trump said.last_img read more

1096 dengue patients hospitalised in 24 hours

first_imgFile photoSome 1,096 people suffering from dengue fever were hospitalised across the country in the last 24 hours till 8am on Monday, showing a gradual rise in the number of such patients over the last several days.However, there was no death during the period as per the official record, reports UNB.According to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the number of dengue patients was 824 on Sunday while 683 on Saturday, 603 on Friday and 547 on Thursday.The dengue has now spread to 50 districts of the country.Currently, 3,847 dengue patients are being treated in hospitals across the country.From 1 January till the date, there have been 13,637 confirmed dengue cases.Eight of them have died as per the government’s count although the unofficial death toll is much higher.Meanwhile, the health and family welfare ministry has set up a monitoring cell to receive allegations about charging extra than the government-fixed Tk 500 for dengue test.last_img read more

Watson Named ACC CoPitcher of the Week

first_img The University of Louisville’s Danielle Watson was named ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 7. This marks the sophomore’s first conference weekly honor.Watson posted a 0.00 ERA on the week surrendering only one unearned run and two hits for a .053 opp. batting average and striking out 13 in 12.0 innings of work.The Osceola, Ind., native posted a complete game one-hit shutout and struck out seven in Louisville’s 2-0 upset of No. 3/3 Florida State which entered the weekend ranked second in the nation in batting average and third in home runs. In that game, she retired 10 Seminole batters at one point and 16 of the last 18 to end the game and halt the Seminoles’ 10-game win streak. Watson also pitched 6.1 innings in a 10-9 win against Florida State on Monday.In Louisville’s midweek 7-2 win at Western Kentucky, Watson struck out three as she retired all six batters she faced in the final two innings. She also connected on her first career home run in that game.Watson now leads the team with 112 strikeouts in 106.2 innings and a .213 opponent batting average.The Cardinals (25-14, 6-6 ACC) will travel to Boston College for a three-game ACC series this weekend. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

Essential things to add to your bridal kit

first_imgIt is essential for a bride to add a healthy haircare routine and pick up the right lingerie for that perfect night and pamper her own self. People assume that since most of the wedding outfits come with inner padding, there’s no need to invest in good lingerie. But this assumption is wrong and it will eventually lead up to your wedding lingerie dilemma. Experts share their thought on essential things to add to your bridal kit. One of the most common problems faced by the thin and petite ones is trying to get that extra oomph. In this case, the push bra paired with a lace bikini is the best option. The brassiere’s underwire and push up padding will give you the lift you need which will leave you feeling like a million bucks. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTea tree oil awakens, refreshes and re-energises your skin; and strengthens and regenerates you hair. One can also opt for products with Tea Tree oil that offers care, styling and body products to renew the scalp and hair, and revitalise your charm. If you are voluptuous with large assets and think you can’t find anything to suit your style well you’re wrong. The lace unlined bra and thong set is what you need to show off your curves. Turn up the heat with the lace back thong along with the unlined bra which does a fabulous job in highlighting your natural shape. If you are long waisted i.e the ones whose upper body are longer than the lower half. The satin low back nightdress is perfect to show off your enviable waist. Plus, the plunge neck and low back will leave you looking sexy while adding a hint of sophistication. Ease your haircare routine by taking essential care in the right manner for elegant, salon quality treatment like spa, to have a relaxing time.last_img read more

MHA advisory deeprooted conspiracy by BJP to grab power in oppnruled states

first_imgKolkata: The Trinamool Congress Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the MHA advisory to the West Bengal government is a “deep-rooted conspiracy” by the BJP and an “evil ploy to grab power” in opposition-ruled states. The BJP, however, termed the allegations baseless and claimed that the law-and-order situation in the state has completely broken down. TMC secretary general and West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee, in a letter, claimed that the Ministry of Home Affairs has drawn conclusions without verifying the ground reality or taking a report from the state government. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata “We, on behalf of the Trinamool Congress, lodge our strong objection to the advisory issued by the MHA and urge that the same be withdrawn forthwith,” he said. In the advisory sent to the West Bengal government on Sunday, a day after BJP and TMC workers clashed in Sandeshkhali area of North Parganas district, the MHA had expressed “deep concern” over the continuing post-poll violence in the state, and asked it to maintain law and order. Criticising the advisory, Chatterjee said, “We have reason to believe that it is an evil ploy to grab power in states run by parties politically opposed to the BJP.” Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state “Moreover, this is a deep-rooted conspiracy and game plan to malign the state government and capture the Bengal administration through undemocratic, unethical and unconstitutional means.” Blaming “BJP goons” for violence and chaos across the state, the TMC leader alleged that as the MHA and the saffron party are being headed by the same person, it is “quite obvious” that “whatever the BJP desires, the MHA is implementing it with closed eyes, throwing all constitutional propriety to the wind”. “In a democracy, the Centre and states work in tandem. Instead of taking the state government into confidence and verifying the ground situation, the unilateral issuance of an advisory by the MHA is an insult to the people of Bengal and an assault on the glory, culture, and heritage of the state,” Chatterjee said. Reacting to the TMC allegation, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the MHA was absolutely right in sending the advisory. “The law-and-order situation has completely broken down… The MHA has done the right thing. If the TMC is saying that the Union home minister and the BJP president are the same person, then the same rule applies in Bengal as well. “The chief minister, home minister and party supremo are the same person (in Bengal). So, does that mean all the decisions taken by the state government are politically motivated?” Ghosh said. Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy also accused the state government of not cooperating with the Centre and violating the federal structure. On Sunday night, the West Bengal government sent a letter to the MHA, saying that the situation in the state was “under control”, and there was no failure on the part of its law enforcement agencies. The BJP has claimed that five of its workers were killed in the violence in Sandeshkhali, while the ruling TMC said that one was killed.last_img read more

Google engineers work towards large scale federated learning

first_imgIn a paper published on February 4, Google engineers drafted out plans to forward federated learning at a scale. It showcases the high-level plans, challenges, solutions, and applications. Federated learning was first introduced in 2017 by Google. The idea is to use data from a number of computing devices like smartphones instead of a centralized data source. Federated learning can help with privacy Federated learning can be beneficial as it addresses the privacy concern. Android phones are used for the system where the data is only used but never uploaded to any server. A deep neural network is trained by using TensorFlow on the data stored in the Android phone. The Federated averaging algorithm by Brendan McMahan uses a similar approach as synchronous training. The weights of the neural network are combined in the cloud using Federated Averaging. This creates a global model which is then pushed back to the phones as results/desirable actions. To enhance privacy approaches like differential privacy and Secure aggregation are taken. The paper addresses challenges like time zone differences, connectivity issues, interrupted execution etc,. Their work is mature enough to deploy the system in production for tens of millions of devices. They are working towards supporting billions of devices now. The training protocol The system involves devices and the Federated Learning server communicating availability and the server selecting devices to run a task. A subset of the available devices are selected for a task. The Federated Learning server instructs the devices what computing task to run with a plan. A plan would consist a TensorFlow graph and instructions to execute it. There are three phases for the training to take place: Selection of the devices that meet eligibility criteria Configuring the server with simple or Secure Aggregation Reporting from the devices where reaching a certain number would get the training round started Source: Towards Federated Learning at Scale: System Design The devices are supposed to maintain a repository of the collected data and the applications are responsible to provide data to the Federated Learning runtime as an example store. The Federated Learning server is designed to operate on orders of many magnitudes. Each round can mean updates from devices in the range of KBs to tens of MBs coming going the server. Data collection To avoid harming the phone’s battery life and performance, various analytics are collected in the cloud. The logs don’t contain any personally identifiable information. Secure aggregation Secure aggregation uses encryption to make individual device updates uninspectable. They plant to use it for protection against threats in data centers. Secure aggregation would ensure data encryption even when it is in-memory. Challenges of federated learning Compared to a centralized dataset, federated learning poses a number of challenges. The training data is not inspectable, tooling is required to work with proxy data. Models cannot be run interactively and must be compiled to be deployed in the Federated Learning server. Model resource consumption and runtime compatibility also come into the picture when working with many devices in real-time. Applications of Federated Learning It is best for cases where the data on devices is more relevant than data on servers. Ranking items for better navigation, suggestions for on-device keyboard, and next word prediction. This has already been implemented on Google pixel and Gboard. Future work is to eliminate bias caused be restrictions in device selection, algorithms to support better parallelism (more devices in one round), avoiding retraining already trained tasks on devices, and compression to save bandwidth. Federated computation, not federated learning The authors do no mention machine learning explicitly anywhere in the paper. They believe that the applications of such a model are not limited to machine learning. Federated Computation is the term they want to use for this concept. Federated computation and edge computing Federated learning and edge computing are very similar, there are but subtle differences in the purpose of these two. Federated learning is used to solve problems with specific tasks assigned to endpoint smartphones. Edge computing is for predefined tasks to be processed at end nodes, for example, IoT cameras. Federated learning decentralizes the data used while edge computing decentralizes the task computation to various devices. For more details on the architecture and its working, you can check out the research paper. Read next Technical and hidden debts in machine learning – Google engineers’ give their perspective Researchers introduce a machine learning model where the learning cannot be proved What if AIs could collaborate using human-like values? DeepMind researchers propose a Hanabi platform.last_img read more

New Hampshire offers Limitless Possibilities for families

first_imgNew Hampshire offers ‘Limitless Possibilities’ for families Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Adventure Travel, Family Travel, New Hampshire Tuesday, May 30, 2017 center_img NEW HAMPSHIRE — When it comes to family travel, clients should look no further than the Granite State. New Hampshire has been touting ‘Limitless Possibilities” for families and leisure travellers alike, and when it comes to outdoor adventures, that definitely proves true.A small sampling of the activities that can be done in New Hampshire include:Ziplining: Parents and kids alike can enjoy the adrenaline rush of soaring through the Granite State. Take in the wonders of the various natural wonders including mountains, lakes, and endless forestry. Fun fact: New Hampshire is home to one of the longest zipline canopy tours in the U.S. Go to visitnh.gov/things-to-do/recreation/ziplining.Water Attractions: In any weather, families can make a splash in one of the many outdoor water parks located across the state. On rainy days or off-season visits, family fun can still be had at a variety of indoor water parks perfect for year-round fun.Mountain Coasters: In the summer months, New Hampshire’s top ski resorts keep the family fun going with mountain coasters. Check out one of the thrilling, boundary-pushing attractions at some on New Hampshire’s best mountains.Hiking: For active, adventurous families, New Hampshire offers some of the best hiking trails in the U.S. with options for all levels. There are also many kid-friendly trails, with more information found on New Hampshire’s website.More news:  Virgin Voyages de-activates Quebec accounts at FirstMates agent portalIf you have clients who are looking for an adventure for the whole family, make sure to share the video by NH Division of Travel and Tourism Development.For more information, go to visitnh.gov. Share Posted bylast_img read more

LaFave outraged by proposed registration fees for kayaks canoes

first_img11Apr LaFave outraged by proposed registration fees for kayaks, canoes Categories: LaFave News Legislator opposes increased taxation for Michigan outdoor enthusiastsState Rep. Beau LaFave today expressed his objection to a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission that would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.LaFave said people should not be penalized for supporting Michigan’s tourism industry and enjoying the state’s natural resources, especially considering participation in paddle sports increases at a rate of 7 percent each year in Michigan.“This is one of the silliest things I’ve heard in my time as representative,” said LaFave, of Iron Mountain. “What’s next? Will we have to register our water skis, our boogie boards, our wetsuits?”Though the commission claims the cost would be about $10 annually per watercraft, LaFave still has concerns.“They’re not thinking about those who have many paddle watercrafts,” he said, “the burden could add up to hundreds of dollars annually for moms and dads who have kayaks or paddle boards for each member of their family, not to mention the absurd costs for summer camps and rental companies.”Thus far, the commission’s proposal hasn’t gained any momentum, as no legislators have pursued the matter with legislation, but LaFave said he’s certain he won’t support it if put in a position to vote on it.###last_img read more

Vodafone Portugal has launched a set of Internet o

first_imgVodafone Portugal has launched a set of Internet of Things services for residential customers, including applications covering mobility, security and location, stealing a march on rival multi-play service providers in the country.Vodafone said it would follow up the initial launch with a series of smart home applications before the end of the year.The new offering, V by Vodafone, introduces management of connected objects through a single app, with an initial focus on three areas.V-Auto provides equipment that can be connected to the OBD plug that is standard in post-2003 car models in the EU, enabling a range of safety features such as automatic contacting of drivers by the emergency services in the event of an accident. V-Auto is available for €79.90 with a €6 monthly charge.V-Cam is an HD camera that connects to the operator’s IoT network and includes automatic  motion detectors and a night view mode, as well as the ability to store videos in the cloud. Applications include home security for second homes. The initial cost is €379.90 with a €6 monthly charge.Other applications include V-Pet, to enable users to locate pets through GPS, and V-Bag, to locate suitcases and other forms of baggage.Vodafone has created V-SIM, an IoT SIM card, and a V by Vodafone mobile app to manage IoT applications.“The Internet of Things is already transforming the way companies operate. Now it’s time for consumers to take advantage of this technology. V by Vodafone simplifies the use of a vast list of IoT devices, helping to make the everyday tasks of all Portuguese users more intelligent,” said Emanuel Sousa, head for the residential business unit of Vodafone Portugal.last_img read more