Chargesheet against Shami for dowry sexual harassment

first_imgKolkata: The Kolkata Police on Thursday filed a chargesheet against Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami. The cricketer has been charged under IPC section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) and 354A (outraging the modesty of a woman).The non-bailable charges have been levelled by Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan. Shami’s brother – Hasib Ahmed – too has been named in the FIR. Last Friday, the Kolkata Police had lodged an FIR against Shami and four others under various non-bailable and bailable sections after the former’s wife lodged a complaint of domestic violence and infidelity against him. Shami, in posts on his Facebook page and Twitter handle, has claimed that the allegations were false and a conspiracy to defame him.last_img read more

UN chief strongly condemns latest wave of attacks in Iraq ahead of

The bombings are “particularly despicable” due to the timing given Eid is a time when Iraqis extend their hands to the needy and the suffering, Mr. Ban said in a statement from his spokesperson.“On this holiday, the Secretary-General reiterates his call on Iraqi leaders to work for political unity and bring the country back from the brink of sectarian violence,” according to the statement.Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in the past days, including school children. Mr. Ban extended his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and the Government of Iraq, and wishes the wounded a speedy recovery.The top United Nations official in Iraq called last week on political, religious and civil leaders to work together with security forces to halt a recent surge in violence.Nearly 1,000 Iraqis were killed and more than 2,000 wounded in acts of terrorism and violence last month, according to the UN Mission in Iraq (UNAMI).In today’s statement, Mr. Ban said the UN, including UNAMI, will continue to support the Government and people of Iraq in building a peaceful, democratic and prosperous country. read more

Thousands of working women forced into low paid low skilled jobs after

first_imgJoin Telegraph Women for an evening of resilienceDon’t miss our ‘Women and Resilience: How to be your strongest self’ event on November 22nd at the Ham Yard Hotel.The evening, chaired by Telegraph Women editor Claire Cohen, will focus on how women can better cope with setbacks in work and life. The research found that the UK economy could see a £1.7bn boost if there were more women in the workplace and more female leaders. Laura Hinton, executive board member and head of people at PwC, said: “The business and economic arguments for getting more women back into high quality work following a career break are compelling.“Many women want to return, it is the system that needs to change.”The organisations all called for employers and recruiters to do more to reassess how they evaluate women’s potential.“Getting more senior women back into the workplace will help businesses build stronger pipelines of potential female leaders and improve the diversity of businesses at senior levels,” said Brenda Trenowden, global chair of 30% Club.“Returnships create an effective route back to mid- to senior-level professional roles, and the availability of part-time and flexible opportunities in professional roles helps widen the pool of talent businesses can access.” Women need flexible roles to help them combine work and family lifeCredit:Alamy Two-thirds of female professionals end up working below their potential when they return to work after career breaks, research has found.PwC, Women Returners and 30% Club estimated that out of the 427,000 women in the UK on a career break, around 249,000 are likely to enter lower-skilled roles when they return to work.They also found a further 29,000 women returning to the workplace are forced to work fewer hours than they want due to a lack of flexible working.Women earn nothing from now until 2017 – sort it out Theresa MayWhen women are downgraded on their return to work, they can end up experiencing a 12-32 per cent reduction in hourly earnings – or an average £4,000 per year.Julianne Miles, co-founder and director of Women Returners said: “A CV gap presents a significant barrier to resuming a successful professional career after a multi-year break. Employers often assume a lack of recent experience equates to a loss of the ability to operate at a senior level. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.center_img Women need flexible roles to help them combine work and family life There will be a panel discussion  featuring Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre; June Sarpong MBE, author and social entrepreneur; Lara Morgan, founder of Scentered; and Cassandra Stavrou, co-founder of Propercorn. Plus a secondary panel of female entrepreneurs, available for networking. Tickets include a luxury goody bag and a Laurent Perrier Champagne reception.Tickets are available here. “A US study found that managers prefer to hire a less qualified candidate over one who has been out of work for more than six months, as they assume skills have deteriorated; and this recruitment bias is far greater with a multi-year gap. Those returners seeking a part-time or flexible role to combine work with family life also struggle to find a suitable professional opportunity.”last_img read more

The life expectancy for the Irish man is 78 For a woman

first_imgA REPORT MEASURING Ireland’s progress gives mixed reports about how we are getting on as a country, with the Central Statistics Office collecting data to show that while we are improving at some things, we are lagging behind in others.The Measuring Ireland’s Progress Report 2012, gives a mixture of good news –  like Ireland being the only country in the EU to experience a decrease in inflation from 2008 to 2012 and then bad news – like Ireland being the fifth most expensive state in the EU in 2012.Here is a round-up of the good news and bad news in terms of how we are progressing:Good NewsEconomy: Ireland was the only country in the EU to experience a decrease in inflation between 2008 and 2012.GDP rose slightly by 0.2 per cent in 2012. Here is how we compared to other countries in 2012:The public balance deficit was 8.2 per cent of GDP, the third largest in the EU (which is not great) but a big improvement on 2010 when it was 30.6 per cent.The productivity of the Irish workforce in 2012, measured by GDP per person employed, was 43 per cent higher than the EU average.The productivity of the Irish workforce remained above the EU average by 29 per cent, however we do work longer hours.Population and Procreation:Ireland’s population is increasing at the third highest rate in the EU and it has the highest proportion of young people and the second lowest proportion of old people in the EUIreland has the highest fertility rate and the second lowest divorce rate in the EU. Ireland had the highest fertility rate in the EU in 2011 at 2.04, ahead of France and the United Kingdom.Fertility graphPropertyThe average value of a new housing loan in Ireland rose from €159,600 in 2003 to €270,200 in 2008 before dropping by over a third to €173,600 in 2012.EducationEarly school-leaver rate is better than the EU average.The proportion of the population aged 25-34 in Ireland that has completed third-level education is the fourth highest in the EU.Real expenditure per student in Ireland increased over the period 2003-2012 by 16% at first level and by 12% at second level.A tenth of the Irish population aged 18-24 left school with at most lower secondary education in 2012, better than the EU average of 13 per cent.CrimeThe number of homicide offences recorded in Ireland fell from 132 in 2007 to 79 in 2012, a decrease of just over 40 per cent.EnvironmentThe level of acid rain precursor emissions fell from 464.6 SO2 equivalent per 1,000 tonnes of gas emitted in 2000 to 318.1 in 2008, 4 per cent above the Gothenburg Protocol 2010 target level of 306.A total of 48 per cent of waste was landfilled in 2011, a decrease on the 2003 figure of 61 per cent.HealthCurrent public expenditure on health care in Ireland averaged €3,044 per person in 2011, an increase of 15 per cent on 2002.Life expectancy at birth in Ireland in 2011, as calculated by Eurostat, is 83 years for females, which is 0.4 years above the EU average. The male life expectancy at birth in Ireland was 78.6 years, nearly two years above the EU averageBad NewsEconomy: The public balance deficit was the third highest of any EU member state at just over 8 per cent of GDP, while government debt increased to 117.4 per cent of GDP, having been at only 44.2 per cent of GDP in 2008.Ireland’s gross fixed capital formation fell sharply since 2008 to only 10 per cent of GDP in 2012, lower than any other EU state.In 2012, Ireland was the fifth most expensive state behind Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Luxembourg – with prices here recorded as 15 per cent above the EU average.Ireland’s rating in comparison to EU average.Current expenditure by central and local government as a percentage of GDP increased each year between 2003 and 2010, rising from 27 per cent in 2003 to 39.3 per cent in 2010. However there was a small decline in 2011 when current expenditure by central and local government fell to 38.1 per cent of GDP and a further small drop in 2012 to 37.7 per cent.Graph of Central and Local Government current expenditure, 2003-2012.Employment Unemployment rate was the fifth highest in the EU. The employment rate (for those aged 15-64) in Ireland rose from 65.2 per cent in 2003 to 69.1 per cent in 2007, but fell to 58.8 per cent by 2012.Employment rates by sex from 2003-2013.PropertyThe number of new houses and apartments, after peaking at almost 90,000 during the boom in 2006, collapsed to 8,488 in 2012, below the level in 1970, which is one of the factors being blamed for rising prices in the capital.EducationAverage class size at primary level in Ireland is the second highest in the EU. Average class size at primary level in Ireland in 2010/2011 was 24.1.There was a decrease in spending by a fifth – 20.1 per cent – at third level, despite increase in primary and secondary.Crime Over the period 2007-2012, the number of sexual offences increased by 50 per cent while the number of robbery, extortion and hijacking offences over the same time period rose by nearly 30 per cent.Poverty In 2011 6.9 per cent of the population were in consistent poverty. This was an increase on the level recorded in 2010, when 6.3 per cent of the population was living in consistent poverty.EnvironmentThe percentage of waste recovered in Ireland rose to 43 per cent in 2011, from just under a quarter in 2003.Do you agree with the CSO results – is Ireland seeing an improvement or do we still have some way to go. Why not tell us in the comments section below.Read: Penney’s, helping the Irish economy since 1979>Read: European stocks mixed as Chinese economy growth slows down>last_img read more

14 songs you inexplicably know all the words to

first_imgTHERE ARE SOME songs you’ll just always know the words to.  Not because you want to, necessarily, but because the laws of science have committed them to your memory.From ad jingles to theme songs, we bet many of these have taken up residence in your memory.We recommend you turn your speakers up and join us in a good auld sing song.Birdseye Potato WafflesYouTube/Matthew Harding-PayneHome and AwayYouTube/rphr1987Shake n’ VacYouTube/UKTVNostalgiaCalifornia DreamsYouTube/SlayerMatt69BodyformYouTube/SCAeverydayWho’s the BossYouTube/pressminPat the BakerYouTube/Syzy9ialThem Bones, Them Bones…YouTube/kazimannFamily TiesYouTube/retrorebirthUm BongoYouTube/TheUmBongoNeighboursYouTube/radf0rdHellmann’s MayonnaiseYouTube/in10se365WimaxYouTube/ImagineWimaxCheersYouTube/TiktookCan you think of more?  Stick them in the comments.11 things girls like, according to the internet>What happens when you blow bubbles at -30°C?>last_img read more

Allo Houston Les transcriptions radio de la Nasa enfin disponibles

first_img“Allo Houston !” Les transcriptions radio de la Nasa enfin disponiblesLes missions spatiales de la Nasa sont une source de fascination pour le grand public, et les films tels que Apollo 13 ont tenté de retranscrire l’expérience du voyage dans l’espace. Il est désormais possible de consulter en ligne le récit de ces missions. Les célèbres mots “Houston, nous avons un problème” prononcés par le commandant Jim Lovell le second jour de ce qui allait être le troisième atterrissage lunaire des Etats-Unis (1970), resteront aussi célèbres que la mission en elle-même. A présent, grâce au programmeur britannique Andrew Godwin, il est désormais possible de voir les transcriptions de la Nasa en ligne. Spacelog.org a en effet publié les transcriptions radio des premières missions habitées dans l’espace.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAPour le moment, le site héberge les retranscriptions de la mission Apollo 13 ainsi que celles de Mercury-Atlas 6, la mission de John Glenn à bord du Friendship 7. L’homme s’avéra être le premier Américain à se placer en orbite. Spacelog.org permet donc d’accéder aux retranscriptions radio entre Apollo 13 et la Nasa alors basée dans son centre à Houston à différentes phases de la mission. De plus, les retranscriptions de Mercury 6 donnent la possibilité de suivre la mission en 1962 de John Glenn tandis qu’il effectue un vol équivalent à trois fois le tour de la Terre en communiquant avec le personnel de la Nasa.Il est aussi possible de consulter des photos historiques prises à l’occasion des missions et d’autres informations répertoriées incluant aussi les problèmes survenus en vol et les mesures prises pour y parer. Un glossaire explique également les termes techniques. Bientôt le site devrait accueillir les informations concernant Gemini 7, Apollo 8, la première mission habitée à franchir les limites de l’orbite terrestre et Apollo 11, le premier alunissage.(Re)découvrez ces images historiques sur Maxisciences. Le 21 décembre 2010 à 15:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Due to storm SD Housing Commission to accommodate 150 additional homeless

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Father Joe’s Villages and Connections Housing Downtown will accommodate nearly 150 additional homeless residents tonight due to the storm, according to the San Diego Housing Commission.The commission activates its Inclement Weather Shelter Program when temperatures drop below 50 degrees, the chance of rain is higher than 40 percent or sustained high winds are predicted.The program is funded through a partnership between the commission, the city of San Diego, Father Joe’s and Connections Housing.Father Joe’s can shelter an additional 113 residents throughout the night while Connections Housing can add up to 30 residents.Check-in at Father Joe’s begins at 4 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 5 the next morning.Check-in at Connections Housing runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and residents are expected to check out by 7 the following morning.Those at both shelters will have meals provided to them.Residents can dial 211 or visit 211sandiego.org to find out more about the county’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 6:10 PM Posted: January 31, 2019center_img Due to storm SD Housing Commission to accommodate 150 additional homeless January 31, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Strong 4Q helps Nautilus to profitable 2011

first_imgBolstered by new and revamped fitness products, Nautilus Inc. on Monday vaulted into territory that has long eluded it: profitability.The Vancouver-based maker of fitness equipment reported a profit of roughly $3.2 million for the three-month period ended Dec. 31, or 10 cents per share. The company broke even in 2010’s fourth quarter.For all of 2011, Nautilus posted a profit of $1.4 million. By contrast, the company saw a net loss of $22.8 million for all of 2010.The company’s financial results mark “a quantum improvement over prior years and puts us on a path towards sustained profitable growth,” Bruce Cazenave, chief executive of Nautilus, said in a news release.The company, which employs 320 people — most of whom work in Vancouver and Portland — reported fourth-quarter net sales of $60 million. That’s up 11.7 percent from net sales of $53.7 million during the same October-through-December period in 2010.For all of 2011, the company had net sales of roughly $180.4 million — a 7.1 percent increase from $168.5 million in net sales for all of 2010.The company’s direct-to-consumer business — which reaches consumers through TV and online media advertising — reported fourth-quarter net sales of $31.7 million, an increase of 12.4 percent year over year.Driving that increase was strong demand for the company’s TreadClimber cardio machines. Stoking that demand were two forces, according to Nautilus: increased advertising effectiveness and higher consumer credit approval rates.last_img read more

After over 40 years at Prudhoe Bay general store manager to retire

first_imgDave Pritchard retires on June 27 after working at Prudhoe Bay for 42 years. (Photo by Elizabeth Harball/Alaska’s Energy Desk)The North Slope community of Deadhorse is an unusual place. Its No. 1 purpose is to serve the oil field it’s next to: Prudhoe Bay. There are no houses, no downtown and no parks; just a series of industrial lots and gravel roads in the middle of the tundra.Listen nowBut Deadhorse does have a store. And the man who runs it is retiring this month, after 42 years.If you find yourself in Deadhorse and you need some paint, an energy drink or a book about Sarah Palin, you’ll need to go to the Prudhoe Bay “general store.” It’s the only store in town.Dave Pritchard, the manager, gave a tour of the general store, which is what people usually call it instead of its official name, Brooks Range Supply. As he walked around the store’s various rooms, he points out the inventory: pipe fittings, industrial hoses, candy, paint, copy paper, cases of water.“We sell everything!” Pritchard said. “I always call us ‘the mall.’”Pritchard’s clocked in at Prudhoe Bay since 1975 — longer than oil has flowed through the trans-Alaska pipeline. He started out working as a roustabout for a tug and barge company. After that, he took a job with the supply company that eventually bought the general store.And over the next few decades, Pritchard said he worked his way to the top: “I’ve done the sales, I’ve been purchasing, I’ve done a little bit of everything — I was assistant manager for years, I’ve done the welding supply counter…”Except for the occasional adventurous tourist driving the Dalton Highway, Pritchard’s customers are mostly oil workers. And the oil industry never stops — so when Pritchard’s on duty, he doesn’t stop, either.“We are open 24 hours, seven days a week, 365 days a year,” Pritchard said. “We’re open Christmas, we’re open Thanksgiving, we’re open every holiday — we’re working.”More than 15,000 oil workers move through Deadhorse every month, according to BP, but nobody lives there full time. Pritchard works “two and twos” — two weeks on and two weeks off, a pretty common schedule for the North Slope workers. When he’s off, Pritchard flies to his house in Cincinnati or a condo in Florida. Pritchard said that might sound great, but it takes a special kind of person to work where he does.“There’s a lot of people that come up can’t handle the dark. There’s a lot of people who come up here and can’t handle the light,” Pritchard said.Plus, Pritchard said the two weeks away from home can be tough for families. Pritchard’s never been married and doesn’t have kids. And he’s seen a lot over the last 42 years, including some big changes. Back in the ’70s and ’80s, Pritchard recalls that things could get a little crazy.“When Alaska Airlines first came up here, they brought Playboy Bunnies and beer kegs,” Pritchard said.Did he actually meet the Playboy Bunnies?“Oh yeah, I was at that party,” Pritchard said with a laugh.Today, oil workers aren’t allowed to drink once they land at Prudhoe Bay. Things are more tranquil nowadays. And Pritchard doesn’t mind that. Working in the middle of the tundra, hundreds of miles away from the nearest city, he’s become more in tune with nature’s patterns.“All of a sudden you’ll see the foxes will be plentiful. And then the squirrels — won’t be that many squirrels. All of a sudden, all the squirrels are around and the foxes aren’t that many because they birth that way – it’s a cycle,” Pritchard saidAnother cycle Pritchard’s gotten used to is the fluctuation in oil prices.“I’ve seen it go both ways,” Pritchard said. “I’ve gone through about three or four ups and downs. And right now we’re on a big down thing – it happened in the ’80s, it happened in the ’90s, and now it’s happening in the 2000s.”Brooks Range Supply isn’t an oil company, but like every other business in Deadhorse, it’s suffering through the latest oil price slump. Pritchard said it’s hard — they’ve had to cut jobs and limit the number of hours employees can work.But pretty soon, Pritchard won’t have to worry about that. He retires this month. Asked what he thinks the future holds for the Prudhoe Bay General Store once he’s gone, he replied, “Well, the future won’t have me here — I’m kind of looking forward to that. But it all depends on the price of oil.”He added, “I always joke with my father and say, ‘you pay too little for your gas right now,’ and he laughs at me and says, ‘yeah, I know what you mean.’”Pritchard’s last day at the General Store is June 27. After his final flight lifts off from Prudhoe Bay, he’s looking forward to golfing and spending more time with his father.This story is part of Alaska Energy Desk’s series, Midnight Oil, about the pipeline that shaped Alaska. Next week, they’ll look at why it was so hard to find oil at Prudhoe Bay.Listen on Alaska Public Media or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.last_img read more

Yediyurappaled BJP govt cancels Tipu Jayanti celebrations in Karnataka

first_imgCalling the event “controversial and communal”, the Chief Minister ordered the Kannada and Culture Department to not celebrate Tipu Jayanti “with immediate effect.”TwitterBS Yediyurappa-led Bharatiya Janata Party government in Karnataka has cancelled the birth anniversary celebration of Tipu Sultan. The celebration, which was being organised since 2016, had become an annual celebration under the Congress government.Calling the event “controversial and communal”, the Chief Minister ordered the Kannada and Culture Department to not celebrate Tipu Jayanti “with immediate effect.” The celebration, which began under the Siddaramaiah-led government, had been marked by protests every year.Our Govt has cancelled observing controversial & communal Tippu Jayanti pic.twitter.com/8kTBhzdipM— BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) July 30, 2019 Siddaramaiah has reacted to the news and blamed the BJP for not being secular. “I only started Tipu Jayanti celebrations. According to me, he was the first freedom fighter in the country. BJP people are not secular,” Siddaramaiah was quoted as saying by ANI.The decision was taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Yediyurappa on Monday. BJP MLA KG Bopaiah had requested the CM to cancel Tipu Jayanti celebrations. The application highlighted incidents of violence due to the celebration, especially in Kodagu.The move comes within three days after the BJP government came to power and a day after it won the confidence motion in the state assembly.last_img read more

2 construction workers electrocuted

first_imgTwo construction workers were electrocuted and another sustained injuries while working at an under-construction building in Jashore on Monday, reports UNB.The deceased are Akash, 22, son of Abul Hossain Mondol and Golam Rasul, 22, son of Amir Hossain of Sadar upazila.Witnesses said eight workers were placing iron rods on the 3rd floor of an under-construction building in the area.At one stage, three workers, including Akash, Rubel and Shohagh, were injured as the iron rod came in touch with the main power cable beside the road and fell from the building in the afternoon.They were taken to Jashore General Hospital where physicians declared Akash and Rubel dead, said Habibur Rahman, sub-inspector of sadar police station.last_img

Improving the accuracy of longread genome sequencing

first_img More information: Accurate circular consensus long-read sequencing improves variant detection and assembly of a human genome, Nature Biotechnology (2019). DOI: 10.1038/s41587-019-0217-9 Targeting DNA sequencing for plant biodiversity research Journal information: Nature Biotechnology The researchers began their work by noting that the current status quo in DNA sequencing technology allows for sequencing short sequences (short reads) accurately, or long sequences (long reads) less accurately. In this new effort, they sought to improve the accuracy of long-read sequencing. More specifically, they sought to improve the accuracy of a circular consensus sequencing (CCS) technique using single-molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing as performed by Pacific Bioscience (PacBio). Most of the team working on the project were from PacBio—other members were from Google, Stanford University, the Max Planck Institute, Saarland University, DNAnexius, NIST, the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Johns Hopkins University.The CCS technique (which is not considered a long-read technique) currently in use by PacBio involves the use of hairpin adapters, which are ligated onto the ends of DNA molecules to create a template. A polymerase starts at the adapter and moves across the DNA piece, adding bases as it goes, creating the read. The technique also involves moving the polymerase across the DNA bit multiple times. The researchers note that the CCS technique has typically been used with base lengths of 1000 to 2000 bases. By improving the technique, the team was able to read up to 10,000 bases accurately.The researchers report that their improvements were based mostly on improving the quality of DNA used at the start of sequencing. The quality of DNA was improved by starting the reactions before loading the DNA and then waiting for up to an hour—if they found the polymerase was still moving, it had to be of higher quality. They also made sure that the DNA molecules were all of uniform size—they did this by using a SageELF instrument.The team reports that the improved technique generated long reads (averaging 13.5 kilobases) with a 99.9 percent accuracy rate. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 Science X Networkcenter_img Credit: CC0 Public Domain Explore further Citation: Improving the accuracy of long-read genome sequencing (2019, August 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-08-accuracy-long-read-genome-sequencing.html A team of researchers from institutions in the U.S., Germany and China has developed a way to improve the accuracy of long-read genome sequencing. In their paper published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, the group outlines how they improved an existing technique, and how well it works.last_img read more

Fake job racket busted 2 held for posing as govt officials

first_imgKolkata: Two persons arrested for duping several job seekers on the context of proving them with jobs in the Indian Coast Guard. One of the accused pretended to be an officer of the Indian Coast Guard and was wearing coast guard uniform. The duo were identified as Subrata Biswas and Dipankar Ghosh.According to the sources, the cheaters recently published an advertisement in a newspaper mentioning that several openings are there in the Indian Coast Guard. To get a job, the job seekers needed to go through a course from their institution. After successful completion of the course, they will guaranteed a job in the Indian Coast Guard. In the advertisement, it was also mentioned that no fee was needed to be given for the Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifebeginner’s course. The cheated job seekers alleged that though no fee was to be given for the beginners course, Biswas and Ghosh took money in other ways from them. On Wednesday, they were asked to appear at their institution and asked to sign on a bond where it was written that the job seekers did not have to pay them . Later, the job seekers were asked Rs 60,000 after which they would get the selection letter. On hearing this, the job seekers felt they were being duped and informed Gopalnagar police station. Later, police arrested the duo and recovered several incriminating documents and a set of Indian Coast Guard uniforms from the office. It is suspected that the duo might have connection with a fake job racket.last_img read more

Michael Phelps is going to race a great white shark

first_img Advertisement It’s still unclear how they plan to pull this off logistically. Obviously they aren’t going to let the shark in a pool with Phelps, separated only by lane ropes. That could have a worse outcome than Ryan Lochte at a Rio gas station at 3 AM.Phelps vs. Shark. July 23. Two will enter, hopefully two will leave. It will probably be better than Mayweather/McGregor.Here’s a preview of what Phelps is up against, sort of: 23-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps can swim like a fish, and now he’s going to to race a great white shark.That’s not a typo, The Discovery Channel has just issued a press release announcing the inter-special swimming super race, set for July 23:They are one of the fastest and most efficient predators on the planet: Sharks. He is our greatest champion to ever get in the water: Michael Phelps. 39 world records. 23 Olympic golds. But he has one competition left to win. An event so monumental no one has ever attempted it before. The world’s most decorated athlete takes on the ocean’s most efficient predator: Phelps V Shark – the race is on!last_img read more

2011 NSW Tourism Awards Winners List

first_imgMajor Tourist Attractions Gold AwardTaronga Zoo (Sydney)http://taronga.org.au/taronga-zooSilver AwardBridgeClimb Sydney (Sydney)www.bridgeclimb.comBronze AwardCape Byron State Conservation Area (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)www.environment.nsw.gov.auTourist Attractions Gold AwardThe Magic of Jenolan, Jenolan Caves (Blue Mountains)www.jenolancaves.org.auSilver AwardMogo Zoo (South Coast)www.mogozoo.com.auBronze AwardGlenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures (Central Coast)www.glenworth.com.auMajor Festivals and Events Gold AwardBluesfest Byron Bay (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)www.bluesfest.com.auSilver AwardSydney Royal Easter Show (Sydney)www.eastershow.com.auBronze Award2011 Urban Hotel Group Ironman Australia Port Macquarie (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers) www.portmacquarieinfo.com.auFestival and Events Gold AwardNSW Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow (Greater Sydney and Surrounds)www.caravan-camping.com.auSilver AwardChristmas Lights Spectacular (Hunter)www.hvg.com.auBronze AwardDeniliquin Ute Muster and Play on the Plains Festival (Riverina)www.deniutemuster.com.auEcotourism Gold AwardLane Cove River Tourist Park (Sydney)www.lcrtp.com.auSilver AwardThe Ancient Underworld- Jenolan Caves (Blue Mountains)www.jenolancaves.org.auBronze AwardDorrigo National Park (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)www.nswnationalparks.com.auHeritage and Cultural Tourism Gold AwardWritten in Stone- Jenolan Caves (Blue Mountains)www.jenolancaves.org.auSilver AwardBlue Mountains Walking Tracks (Blue Mountains)www.environment.nsw.gov.auBronze AwardAvoca Beach Picture Theatre (Central Coast)www.avocabeachpicturetheatre.com.auIndigenous Tourism Gold AwardCoffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery (North Coast – Mid North Coast and Northern Rivers)www.nswnationalparks.com.auSilver AwardSculptures in the Scrub (New England NW)Specialised Tourism Services Gold AwardNewcastle Airport (Hunter)www.newcastleairport.com.auSilver AwardBentonu – incorporating Bent on Food/Bent on Life (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)www.bentonfood.com.auBronze AwardSpa Sublime (Blue Mountains)www.spasublime.com.auVisitor Information and Services –The Rod Murdoch Memorial AwardGold AwardGreater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)Silver AwardLismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres (Northern Rivers)www.visitlismore.com.auBronze AwardThe Next Revolution: Visitor Services 2.0 (South Coast)www.visitwollongong.com.auMeetings and Business Tourism Gold AwardShoal Bay Resort & Spa (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern Rivers)www.shoalbayresort.comSilver AwardMercure Kooindah Waters (Central Coast)www.kooindahwaters.com.auBronze AwardOld Leura Dairy (Blue Mountains)www.oldleuradairy.comMajor Tour and/or Transport Operators Gold AwardMoonshadow Cruises (North Coast – Mid North Coast & Northern 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couchMore recently during a lunch with ambassadors from countries on the UN Security Council Trump jokingly polled those in the room on whether they thought UN Ambassador Nikki Haley seated directly to his right was doing a good job"How do you all like Nikki" he asked as Haley looked on "Otherwise she can easily be replaced"Close foreign allies are also targets of Trump’s public and private dressing-downsDuring an early call with Australia one of nation’s staunchest allies the president got into a testy exchange with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blasting him over a refugee deal bragging about the size of his electoral college win and abruptly ending the callWhen news from the conversation emerged Trump’s team readily confirmed details of the exchange The president was livid about the leak – but had no problem being viewed as a bully believing he was simply standing up for his nation’s best interestsThe pattern continued in his trip overseas last week when he gushed about the autocratic Saudi royal family even while insulting European allies At a stop in Brussels the president chastised NATO members for not meeting their financial responsibilities shoved aside a Balkan prime minister to get in front for a group photo and needled his allies about the price tag on a new building for the allianceDuring his first in-person meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron Trump’s typically aggressive greeting became a duel of one-upmanship as the two men clenched their jaws and tightened their faces during an intense white-knuckled handshakeMacron France’s newly elected 39-year-old leader later said he wanted to show Trump that he would not be pushed around or demeaned"I don’t believe in diplomacy by public abuse" he saidThe Minnesota Department of Transportation in 2017 disturbed sacred Native American burial grounds when it began its Mission Creek project along Highway 23 in westernmost Duluth without first consulting the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa It wasn’t the first time the burial grounds were desecrated In 1869 railroad construction unearthed bodies at Mission Creek and the initial construction of Highway 23 disturbed the grounds in 1937This time the workers hired to rectify the wrong — many who are Fond du Lac members or descendants — say they’ve suffered another injustice: poor air quality inside of their MnDOT-built winter workspace that led to fatigue drowsiness nausea and difficulty focusing They also say the state agency failed to address their concerns an allegation that MnDOT disputesSuch conditions are tough for most workers crew and Fond du Lac member Matthew Northrup said but it’s worse when the job is the painstakingly detailed recovery of artifacts and human bones"Everything we touch everything we do here is done out of respect" he said "What MnDOT has done to us is totally disrespectful"’Dramatic effects’When MnDOT learned it had disturbed the cemetery it halted work and hired an archaeology firm overseen by the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council and the Office of the State Archaeologist The firm hired and trained many Fond du Lac members to help determine the expanse of the burial grounds and find and catalogue remains and artifacts They worked through the winter inside a prefabricated building That’s when people began noticing unusual health issuesArchaeology technician Andrew Wise recalls nodding off while screening dirt for bones shaking himself awake Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at a young age he feared the unexplained fatigue indicated a turn for the worse"It was stressful" he said "This is work that requires no less than your full attention You are trying to recover your ancestors’ remains I was not given a chance to do my best work"The simple task of organizing photos of the site into folders grew from a 15-minute job to an hour for Kate Ratkovich whose charge was to create charcoal drawings of the found artifacts which were too sacred to photograph Northrup had suicidal thoughts while working he said and eventually brought a cot to the site to rest when he consistently fell asleep while siftingLisa Lawrence-Northrup had unexplained high blood pressure during the time she worked in the building according to several readings"Sometimes I would come home from work and sleep for three hours" she saidMinneapolis geophysicist Dave Maki mapped out the burial site He said he’s employed several of the crew members on field projects for years and didn’t know them to complain about illness even under the most grueling conditions"In retrospect it was pretty dramatic" he said of the times he witnessed workers falling asleep "And (air quality) information (from MnDOT) was withheld Most of the people affected were from the descendant community They were hired to recover the remains of their ancestors and treated really poorly through the whole process"Air quality concernsAs part of a routine inspection air quality was tested by a MnDOT industrial hygienist on a late January morning during a 30-minute period with about half the crew present According to the report levels of carbon monoxide carbon dioxide and dust were below the state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s limits Carbon dioxide however exceeded best practice levels three times overWhile regulations allow up to an averaged-over-eight hours exposure of 5000 parts per million best practice says not to exceed outdoor levels by 700 ppm Outdoor levels were 415 ppm at the time of testing while the indoor carbon dioxide reading was 3122 ppmThe industrial hygienist recommended in his report that the building’s ventilation system be evaluated and efforts made to decrease carbon dioxide levels in the buildingThe contractor and principal investigator Sigrid Arnott of the Minneapolis-based archaeological firm Sigrid Arnott Consulting wrote in a letter to MnDOT obtained by the News Tribune that those recommendations were disregarded"Since MnDOT ignored the industrial hygienist’s recommendation to do a full assessment that would have measured the (carbon dioxide) levels over longer periods under different conditions we all have lost the opportunity to know what levels the burial recovery team was exposed to" Arnott wrote noting several of her workers had health concerns or medications potentially exacerbated by high levels of carbon dioxideArnott alleges the building’s manual operation ventilation system — a single exhaust fan — didn’t mesh with the heating system and that workers received inadequate training in its use She repeatedly asked for guidance — requests that went unheeded she saidWhen the fan was switched on often it brought in cold air The cold air kicked on the indoor open-flame propane heaters and ate up oxygen Ratkovich said in a "poorly designed system It’s part of a pattern of disregard to the crew and the work"Arnott who said MnDOT officials were rarely at the site during the winter months wrote that repeated attempts to obtain the air quality report were ignored until months after the testing when she filed a public records requestMnDOT sees the situation differentlyArnott was verbally given the air quality results by the industrial hygienist following the test said Duane Hill a district engineer for MnDOT and a spokesman for the projectThe hygienist explained then how to mitigate the air quality issue by using the ventilation system Hill said a claim that Arnott disputes She said she showed the industrial hygienist how the fan operated not the other way aroundMnDOT’s stance is the building — considered a heated garage — was safe to work in Hill said and no further testing was required based on initial results"I know there are a ton of negative feelings about this" Hill said starting with the reason the workers are there "I know they feel MnDOT didn’t support them very well Our perspective is their employer didn’t support them very well" by not sharing the results that January morningIf a carbon dioxide number was mentioned that January morning Arnott said it was "casually and I didn’t have a framework to interpret it I was told there would be a follow-up conversation and perhaps additional testing"Neither happened she said"My contract stated that MnDOT was responsible for providing a safe place for us to work" she said noting other OSHA safety issues related to the propane tanks "I did not have the expertise to manage air quality"Arnott wasn’t provided the report until she requested it in April via the state open records law because "there was confusion among the different staff involved about who should provide the information" Hill saidArnott provided an email that shows MnDOT officials were debating in February whether the report was public information It isMnDOT removed the building doors in April The contract Arnott’s firm had with MnDOT was terminated this spring and Hamline University has taken over the recovery project Hill says the contract was ended without causeCarbon dioxideCarbon dioxide poisoning is uncommon said Katie Schofield an associate professor with the University of Minnesota Duluth who teaches in the graduate environmental health and safety programIn mass amounts — far higher than levels reported inside the MnDOT building — it can be life-threatening she said because it displaces oxygen Levels above best practice while not necessarily dangerous she said can cause fatigue and difficulty concentrating People with underlying health conditions might be more at risk And while the carbon monoxide level was low during the testing period chronic exposure to lower levels can be more dangerous than carbon dioxide exposure at higher levels she said because of how poisonous it is Testing for these gases is typically done throughout the day to give a time-weighted averageWorkers inside the building may have been affected by something else entirely said Dr George Trachte interim department chairman of biomedical sciences at the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota Medical School"I’m not disputing that something made the workers sick but the levels of carbon dioxide are unlikely to have caused major changes physiologically" he said’Communication was an issue’Hamline will hire more people to complete the remaining work at a faster rate beginning this month Hill said The recovery workers could reapply for their jobs and many were rehired he said noting progress to this point "has been outstanding""We went from a state of emergency where human remains were scattered on the surface of the soil to a point where things have stabilized" he said but work needs to speed up to be respectful to the Fond du Lac Band and to the neighborhood the project lies inAbout 20 percent of the burial grounds are now processed and MnDOT hopes to finish by winter The building will be used again and the ventilation system adjusted Hill said"Communication was an issue and we should have done better" Hill said "But it was a safe building from our perspective and we were quite surprised to hear people thought they had health issues"He said MnDOT didn’t have a chance to build relationships with the crew because "the work was so culturally sensitive we weren’t supposed to be there This was their project"Arnott said MnDOT and other contractors were asked to knock on the door before entering so sensitive materials could be covered first but they were welcome to come and goGoing forward Hill said MnDOT will embed an employee with recovery workers to improve communicationThe chairman of the Fond du Lac Band Kevin Dupuis didn’t return messages seeking commentArnott said she hopes for an outside investigation so the issue isn’t repeated and an apology to the burial recovery teamThe biggest problem Northrup said is "a bunch of non-natives trying to dictate culturally how natives are supposed to feel"What the crew sees as disregard for its concerns is an added toll on top of an already difficult job he said"You uncover a bone from a child 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