Bareilly: Munne Khan, also known as ‘Mullah’, purportedly the area commander of Indian Mujahideen (IM) has snet a letter to Bareilly railway station superintendent Satyaveer Singh, threatening to ‘blow up the station if kanwarias pass through Muslim-dominated areas in the city’.Vigil in and around the railway station has been intensified and policemen in plain clothes are being deployed there.In the letter, the area commander has said: “I, area commander of IM, want to inform station superintendent that if Kanwarias pass through the Muslim dominated areas, we will explode the railway station. You better inform the police and administration.”Station house officer of the government railway police, Bareilly, Krishna Avtar said, “We are keeping a close eye on each and every person visiting station.”Notably, in the past few years, the district had hit national headlines due to scuffle between two communities over the kanwar route.
That still leaves the Big Four in a much stronger state than the prior ruling class ever reached.2None of the three men who preceded Federer, Nadal and Djokovic as new world No. 1s ever had a year as good as each one is on pace to have this year, even though it’s a down year for tennis titans. The trio — Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Lleyton Hewitt — are Federer’s contemporaries, but they never unseated him the way the much younger trio of Nadal, Djokovic and Murray have.The five younger upstarts — Cilic and Nishikori, plus Grigor Dimitrov, Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic, who are between age 23 and 26 and reached their first Slam semis this year — have mostly been defined by their arrested tennis development. They’ve shed the previously apt Lost Boys title with career years this season. But they’re more of a Medium Five or Next Five than a Fab Five, though at least, unlike that Michigan quintet, one of these five will win a major title in a Monday championship.There wasn’t an obvious name for the group until Cilic perfectly described it after his near-perfect match Saturday. In his press conference, Cilic referred three times to the sport’s “second line.”“The guys there are from second line, are moving closer and they are more often at the later stage of the tournament,” Cilic said. “They are going to get only better; they’re not going to get worse.”Cilic was including Australian Open champ Wawrinka in his list, but Wawrinka, 29, is older than three of the Big Four. For our purposes, we’re not going to include him so that the “second line” is a separate generation from the current stars, who are between ages 27 and 33.There is one major name missing from the second line’s roster: Juan Martin del Potro, who turns 26 this month. He and the second line are the six youngest men ranked in the Top 20. Even Monday’s champion probably won’t finish this year with a season as good as del Potro’s best. In 2009, the year he turned 21, del Potro won the U.S. Open, came within a set of the French Open final and reached the quarterfinals of six Masters tournaments.Injuries have kept him from maintaining that level, and from playing any tennis for the last six months. But already del Potro has achieved in his career more than the quintet of his peers will have achieved after Monday’s final: one major title; three Masters finals (the other five have two total); and seven titles at the 500 level, the next tier down from Masters events (the other five have five, and three of those belong to Nishikori). Before Monday, del Potro was the only man who is now under 27 and had played in a Grand Slam final. Federer had won 12 Grand Slam titles before turning 27.Adjusting for age shows how much the second line lags the first, even in a career year. The most accomplished four of the bunch — del Potro, Cilic, Raonic and Nishikori — have won 24 percent of their maximum possible total of ranking points at the Masters and Grand Slam events this season. The Big Four, at roughly the same average age in 2010, won 68 percent. At age 20, the Big Four won 53 percent to the second line’s 5 percent at the same age. And this year, all of the Big Four could finish ahead of all five of the second line in the rankings.So the second line isn’t the generation we need to take over men’s tennis. But it’s the one we have — at least until the generation of Wimbledon quarterfinalist Nick Kyrgios and other promising teenagers launches its challenge. And the second line is playing its best tennis this season. Heading into the U.S. Open, Dimitrov, Nishikori and Raonic all were on pace for career highs in dominance ratio (DR), the ratio of returning points win percentage to opponent returning points win percentage — a good marker of overall level. And Cilic and Gulbis were serving better than ever, with career highs in ace percentage and first-serve win percentage.Through the lens of the past week, Nishikori looks like the most impressive member of the second line. He beat three top-five seeds in his last three matches at the Open. But his DR was below 1 in his last two wins, meaning he won them with little margin.Cilic, by contrast, straight-setted two top-six seeds in his last two matches, and was forced into just one tiebreaker. He has also been more durable than Nishikori has during their careers. The two youngest members of the group, Dimitrov and Raonic, have stayed mostly healthy, too, and have climbed the most steadily and quickly.One of those three or del Potro probably will finish with the best career of the second line’s generation. Whoever does will be hard pressed even to match the achievements of Murray. He’s by far the weakest member of the Big Four, an oligarchy that remains dominant even in its decline. The reigning oligarchs of men’s tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — have devolved a smidgen of power to the sport’s second line.For six years, the Big Four have ruled the sport, hoarding its biggest titles and topping the rankings. This year, five younger men have broken through, most dramatically on Saturday at the U.S. Open. First Kei Nishikori stunned world No. 1 Djokovic in four sets. Then Marin Cilic straight-setted five-time Open champ Federer. Nishikori and Cilic will play in Monday’s final, the first Grand Slam final for each man and the first without a member of the Big Four since 2005.Federer lightly applauded his younger rivals’ modest achievements in his post-match press conference Saturday. After congratulating Cilic for his great play, Federer called it “definitely refreshing to some extent” to have new names in a Grand Slam final, and added, “I hope they can play a good final.”Federer pointed out that any tennis writers who downgraded the Big Four’s stock when Stan Wawrinka won in Australia in January had to explain the finals of this year’s French Open and Wimbledon, which featured exclusively himself, Nadal and Djokovic. “But this is another chance for you guys, you know,” Federer told the room full of journalists. “So you should write what you want. I don’t think so, but … .”Federer is both right and wrong. The Big Four really have been slipping. That can be hard to spot because each player has had a complicated arc over the last few seasons. Djokovic gained, lost and regained the No. 1 ranking, with Nadal and Federer each holding it for a spell. Federer has rebounded swiftly from a mediocre 2013. Murray has dropped fast after winning two Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal over a 12-month run that ended last summer.Group the four together, though, and the decline is more apparent. In 2011, they won an absurd 84 percent of their maximum possible total of ranking points at the 13 annual tournaments that bring together the world’s best male players: the Masters and Grand Slam events. That share has fallen steadily each year since, to 66 percent so far this year. Some regression to the mean was inevitable, but the Big Four’s grip on the sport has fallen below the mean, to its lowest level since 2006, according to data compiled from the stats site Tennis Abstract.1The analysis is based on the current distribution of ranking points at these events — 2,000 points for winning a Grand Slam title, 1,200 for a semifinal, and so on. The distribution has shifted slightly over the years. Using a constant distribution weights a U.S. Open quarterfinal berth the same whether it was earned in 2004 or 2014.
MOON MOONSET: 8:29PM MOONRISE: 8:31AM WED. TIDESLOW TIDE: 3:02PM 3:36AM WEDHIGH TIDE: 9:15PM 9:38AM WEDWEATHER OUTLOOK: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA AND ADJACENT WATER AREAS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF HARVEY. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT WHEN THE SYSTEM MOVES OVER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE TONIGHT, AND A TROPICAL DEPRESSION IS EXPECTED TO FORM OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN GULF OF MEXICO ON WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY…THIS SYSTEM HAS A 90% FORMATION CHANCE THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 22, 2017 – Nassau –GENERAL SITUATION: THE NORTHERN PORTION OF A TROPICAL WAVE PRODUCES SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…WHILE A SURFACE TROUGH INFLUENCES WEATHER OVER THE NORTHERN ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: …MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS……BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR THE HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: …EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS…WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND A BIT BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE 91 °F 33 °C HEAT INDEX °F °COVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE 79 °F 26 °C WIND CHILL °F °C SUN SUNSET: 7:38PMSUNRISE: 6:47AM WED Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp SHOWER ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH A BROAD TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE NEAR THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS REMAINS LIMITED. ANY DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS SHOULD BE SLOW TO OCCUR WHILE IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS COULD BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT BY THE WEEKEND. THIS SYSTEM HAS A 30% CHANCE OF FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/AA Related Items:
UC San Diego Medical Center nurses rally for better benefits Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:18 PM Posted: January 25, 2018 January 25, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — UC San Diego Medical Center nurses rallied outside two hospitals Thursday as part of actions across the state amid contract talks between the UC system and the union.The California Nurses Association/National Nurses United held the pickets and rallies outside Thornton Hospital in La Jolla and UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest earlier Thursday to press their demands in the contract negotiation process regarding scheduling, retirement benefits and overtime policies, according to the union.“We have been in bargaining with UC for over eight months with dozens of takeaways still on the table that affect our ability to best care for our patients and undermine our quality of life,” said Maureen Berry, a nurse at UC Irvine. “As a public university, UC must respect and protect the patients and the communities we serve.”The union says that its proposals would involve scheduling registered nurses based on patient illness needs rather than budgetary goals, protect nurses from being deployed in areas in which they have no expertise, and maintain protection from mandatory overtime. The union represents 14,000 RNs at UC hospitals, medical centers and student health centers.Demonstrations were also held at UC Irvine Health Douglas Hospital, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica and three others.The demonstrations in San Diego did not disrupt patient care, a spokeswoman said.A UC system spokeswoman said its proposal includes market-competitive wages, the same health insurance benefits as other UC employees and no change in pension benefits for current nurses.“The university believes its proposal reflects the skills, contributions and dedication of its nurses,” the spokeswoman said. “We hope to come to an agreement with CAN as soon as possible to continue delivering excellent care and services to our patients.” ,
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is bolstering its business development team with four new executive hires, to be focused mostly in merchandising, partnerships, finance and the digital space. Charlie Tiersch and Colleen Nowers both join the company from NBCUniversal to take on the roles of VP and AVP of business development, respectively. Tiersch will aim at expanding MSLO’s digital presence and international growth, while Nowers is charged with developing new affiliations for the company’s media properties.Claudio Goldbarg, formerly of DreamWorks SKG, will oversee all financial operations of the company’s publishing business as SVP of publishing and digital media operations while working to identify new business and incremental revenue opportunities. Russell Brown, formerly of Marvel Entertainment and Iconix Brand Group, is now the company’s SVP of consumer products licensing, tasked with developing and negotiating new merchandising opportunities for all of the company’s brands. These new hires follow last month’s news of J.C. Penney’s $38.5 million investment in the company, which resulted in the retailer’s acquisition of a 16.6 percent stake. The deal was the result of a six-month search for investors and potential partners, conducted with Blackstone Advisory Partners. The search was rumored to be an effort to sell the company, which president and CEO Lisa Gersh denied. Of the J.C. Penney partnership, Gersh told FOLIO: last month, “I’m glad we did it, and I’m sorry it got taken for the fact that the company was for sale, because we sure spent a lot of time answering that question. And now the question’s answered.” In the previous month, MSLO also announced a partnership with e-commerce site OpenSky.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR After the Trump administration declined to include climate change in its national security strategy, 106 House lawmakers, including 11 Republicans, are pushing the president to recognize the issue as a significant threat to the nation’s security. “We have heard from scientists, military leaders, and civil personnel who believe that climate change is indeed a direct threat to America’s national security and to the stability of the world at large,” stated a letter sent to the White House last week by the bipartisan coalition. “As global temperatures become more volatile, sea levels rise, and landscapes change, our military installations and our communities are increasingly at risk of devastation. It is imperative that the United States address this growing geopolitical threat,” the letter’s co-authors, Reps. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) and Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), wrote.The national defense strategy, slated to be released shortly, similarly will not mention climate change, Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters last month, reported the Hill.Photo by Architect of the Capitol
Tags Netflix has addressed a study looking at teen suicide and its show 13 Reasons Why. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images On the heels of a study exploring a rise in teen suicide among boys following the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why in 2017, the streaming service says it’s looking into the research.”This is a critically important topic and we have worked hard to ensure that we handle this sensitive issue responsibly,” Netflix said.The study, out Monday from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, found that the suicide rate among boys 10-17 increased in the month after the show came out. The study didn’t confirm whether any of those boys had watched the show.”The release of 13 Reasons Why was associated with a significant increase in monthly suicide rates among US youth aged 10 to 17 years,” the study concludes. “Caution regarding the exposure of children and adolescents to the series is warranted.” Netflix said the research is at odds with another recent study, this one conducted by the University of Pennsylvania. “We’ve just seen this study and are looking into the research, which conflicts with last week’s study from the University of Pennsylvania,” a spokesperson said by email. That study found that “viewers who stopped watching the second season exhibited greater suicide risk and less optimism about the future than those who continued to the end.” The study went on to say that those who watched to the end reported a decline in “suicide ideation and self-harm.” They also might be more likely to help a suicidal person. The premise of 13 Reasons Why related to the suicide of a teenage girl. In May 2017, Netflix said it would include an additional warning at the beginning of the first episode, as well as “strengthen the messaging and resource language in the existing cards for episodes that contain graphic subject matter, including the URL 13ReasonsWhy.info.”If you’re struggling with negative thoughts or suicidal feelings, here are 13 suicide and crisis intervention hotlines you can use to get help.You can also call these numbers:US: The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at 1-800-273-8255. UK: The Samaritans can be reached at 116 123. AU: Lifeline can be reached at 13 11 14. 0 Post a comment Digital Media Wellness Share your voice Netflix
An estimated one crore people in 10,000 villages and 52 urban agglomerations in around 14 districts were affected by Cyclone Fani.IANSOne week after Cyclone Fani ravaged the state of Odisha, residents still don’t have power and constant supply of food and water.Over two lakh people, reportedly, do not have a power supply in the state while the climate made a dramatic U-turn from a cyclone to an intense heat wave currently wreaking havoc. To make matters worse, along with power, there is also no steady supply of water to combat the scorching heat.The lack of basic facilities brought many angry citizens of Odisha to the street protesting and demanding the restoration of electricity which was hit badly after 1.56 lakh electric poles were uprooted during the storm.The protesters had blocked a road near Garage Chhak in Bhubaneshwar and other parts of the state.”We were scared as angry demonstrators threatened and tried to attack us. We have sought protection from the police,” said N K Sahu, Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) was quoted as saying by PTI.”We have prepared a roadmap for electrification. With additional manpower from other states available, restoration work is picking up,” A P Padhi said, adding that power supply was restored to around 50 per cent of electricity consumers.In addition to this, the Sanjay Singh, Information and Public Relations secretary is confident that 100 per cent power supply will be restored by Sunday, May 12 across the state. However, this is a bit doubtful since the restoration work in Puri will begin on that day and it is unsure when it will be completed. Puri was the worst hit by Cyclone Fani when it made landfall in the coastal city last week.Cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha last week, killed 48 people, damaged 5.08 lakh houses and destroyed 34.56 lakh livestock. The State Level Banker’s Committee has decided to reschedule the payment of loans in order to provide some sort of relief to the affected people.
Shahidul AlamA High Court judge felt embarrased at the hearing of the bail petition for eminent photographer Shahidul Alam on Tuesday.One of the judges of a bench comprising justice Md Ruhul Quddus and justice Khondakar Diliruzzaman was embarrased in connection with the case lodged under the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Act, said attorney general Mahbubey Alam.The court has ordered the case be sent to the chief justice, he added.Lawyers Sara hossain and Jyotirmoy Barua moved for Shahidul while the attorney general, deputy attorney general Bishwajit Devnath, Amit talukder and Arvind Kumar Roy represented the state.On 5 August, 63-year-old Shahidul was abducted by more than 30 members of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police and arrested for damaging “the image of the nation”.The arrest follows the photographer’s vocal support for student protesters in the city, many of whom were also arrested after taking part in a demonstration in response to the killing of two students by a speeding bus.
Transport workers declared to enforce a 48-hour strike from Sunday morning to press home their eight-point demands, reports UNB.The workers under the banner of ‘Bangladesh Road Transport Workers Federation’ will stage the work abstention from 6am Sunday to 6am Tuesday, the federation’s general secretary Usman Ali told UNB.We are willing to discuss our demands with the government, he said adding “If our demands are met we will call off the strike.”Their demands include making all offences by road accident ‘bailable’, cancellation of the provision of fining Tk 500,000 for involvement in a road accident, keeping a representative from their federation in any probe body formed for road accident, fixing minimum educational qualification for getting driving licence to class-V, and stopping police harassment on roads.Earlier on 12 October, the workers’ association, decided to launch demonstration by going on a two-day work abstention from 28 October to press home their eight-point demands that included amendments to the Road Transport Act, if their demands are not met by 27 October.
This story originally appeared on PCMag LeEco, the Chinese tech conglomerate that began peddling its smartphones and TVs in the U.S. less than a year ago, on Tuesday announced plans to curtail its expansion, laying off hundreds of employees and all but eliminating its English-language marketing.The job cuts will hit the research and development staff in the company’s San Diego office the hardest, Bloomberg reported. Out of a staff of hundreds, only about 50 people will remain, mostly to provide support for current LeEco customers. Although the company did not announce an end to sales of its products in the U.S., it said that future marketing efforts would mostly be limited to the Chinese-speaking community. “In the past few months, we have gained a large foothold in Chinese-speaking households in the U.S. by offering tailor-made products and content for this community,” LeEco told Bloomberg. “We believe this provides us an opportunity to build on our strengths and grow from there.”Scaling back its English-language presence will relegate the company to a niche player in the U.S. market for consumer electronics, especially in the crowded TV and smartphone markets. LeEco once planned to buy TV maker Vizio, but that $2 billion deal fell through last month, with the company blaming “regulatory headwinds.”At a glitzy press conference last year in San Francisco, LeEco’s CEO took to the stage to announce the beginning of his company’s U.S. expansion, which he said would one day include electric bikes, self-driving cars and virtual reality headsets. But the future of those products could be in doubt even in LeEco’s home market of China, with Bloomberg reporting that the entire company will be restructured and that CEO, Jia Yueting, will give up day-to-day control.Many of LeEco’s products, including HDTVs, were still showing as in stock on the company’s website as of Tuesday afternoon, so if you’re eyeing one, you might want to click fast. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. May 24, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now » 2 min read
Mozilla has announced a collaboration with Khronos Group and developers of existing open source Blender tools, to bring GL Transmission Format (glTF) import and export add-on for Blender. This release supports the upcoming release of Blender 2.8 which will feature physically-based rendering (PBR) and improved user interface. The glTF format is the foundation for interoperable 3D tools and services. Basically, it’s the “JPEG of 3D”. It is royalty free and coordinated by the Khronos consortium. With gITF support for Blender, mixed reality developers, designers, and creators anywhere in the world, can create, edit, and remix glTF models without having to purchase the specialized software. How did the collaboration come to be? Mozilla’s Mixed Reality (WebXR) Team conducted a joint ecosystem analysis focusing on content creators, their motivations, current pain points, and the expected impact of tools that could empower them. After the joint ecosystem analysis Khronos, UX3D, and Mozilla decided to co-fund the development of the Blender importer and exporter tool. Airbus was also declared as one of the partners in the development of the Blender glTF tools. They are using the glTF format internally to visualize their Blender created mock-ups in VR and AR. They came up with an ecosystem partners model to accelerate the advancement of the glTF standard and the WebXR ecosystem. The team hopes that “the Blender tools will unleash the creativity of the global community.” The glTF Blender import and export tool will be released and ready for beta testers around the time of the Blender conference in late October. Mozilla will also be sharing a detailed analysis of the tool on Mozilla’s Hacks blog in the coming weeks. Read more about the collaboration on Medium. Read Next Building VR objects in React V2 2.0: Getting started with polygons in Blender Is Mozilla the most progressive tech organization on the planet right now? Mozilla announces $3.5 million award for ‘Responsible Computer Science Challenge’ to encourage teaching ethical coding to CS graduates
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Tags: Avalon Waterways, Brochures, Cosmos, Globus, Monograms Share Posted by Travelweek Group Globus family of brands releases new 2017 Travel Agent Guide TORONTO — Free marketing tools, details about agent discount policies and tips on how to qualify clients for Globus’ various brands: all are covered in the new Globus family of brands 2017 Travel Agent Guide. The 66-page brochure features Globus and its sister companies Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways.“We really regard this as a one-stop guide to selling our product with confidence,” says Stéphanie Bishop, managing director for the Globus family in Canada. “Not all agents are aware that as few as eight clients constitutes a group with us. That our four day Monograms City Getaways are offered in 29 cities around the world – a great way to start or round off a longer tour or cruise. Or that Cosmos is less expensive than Globus, yes, but also includes more free time so it’s perfect for the independent client looking for the security and convenience of an escorted tour.”The guide also outlines the companies’ respective online training programs as well as its travel agent discount policies. For a free copy, contact your BDM or visit agentlingo.ca.