Topper scam: ED seizes assets of ex-college head

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth ₹4.53 crore of former principal of Vishun Roy College, Bachcha Rai, his wife and daughter in connection with the 2016 Bihar topper scam. The attached assets include 29 parcels of land in different parts of Bihar, a two-storey building and a flat, besides the money parked in several bank accounts. According to the agency, Mr. Rai and the then Chairman of Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), Lalkeshewar Singh, allegedly manipulated the results of the students of Vishun Roy College. The institution was run by him and his family members. “The fraud was exposed when certain news channels interviewed the 2016 topper, Rubi Roy, and others and found that they did not know even the basics of various subjects. Subsequently, the results were rescinded by the Board,” said an official. The police chargesheet against Mr. Rai alleged that he received huge cash as illegal gratification from students for manipulating their results with the help of BSEB staff and officials, including the then Chairman Lalkeshwar Singh.last_img read more

Eric Kelly vows he’s a changed man after bad habits slowed down MMA career

first_imgFil-Australian diver excited to come home for PH debut of Red Bull Cliff Diving series “I lost focus and I got into vices. That’s when I started fighting without training. I really lost focus on my career,” Kelly said.READ: Eric Kelly falls to Brazilian foe in ONE Manila undercardWhat changed for Kelly was the change of scenery when he moved to Dubai and leave his troubled past behind in the Philippines.“I trained in Dubai. I fixed myself. I lost focus here in the Philippines that’s why I lost five straight times. At least now I’m in a different environment and I’m focused on my training.”ADVERTISEMENT Kelly hopes to finally put an end to his miseries against Korea’s Kwon Won Il as he aims to show a new and improved version of himself in ONE: Roots of Honor Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena.READ: Tired of losing, Eric Kelly determined to stop 5-fight skid FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I really trained hard for this fight. A new Eric Kelly will show up this coming Friday,” he said in Filipino during the Roots of Honor press conference Tuesday at City of Dreams.Eric Kelly thankful for the opportunity to fight again in Manila despite losing his previous five fights.— MG (@MarkGiongcoINQ) April 9, 2019Feeling reinvigorated, the 36-year-old Kelly bared he got into trouble and into bad habits and vices that diminished his once-promising MMA career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After the Typhoon Part 2 PLAY LIST 05:18After the Typhoon Part 200:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines—Eric Kelly has been on a seemingly interminable downward spiral since 2016 as he took one stoppage loss after another.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Australia captain Steve Smith to return home from Sri Lanka to rest

first_imgAustralia captain Steve Smith is to leave the tour of Sri Lanka and return home to rest ahead of their limited-overs series in South Africa before they host the Proteas at the start of a heavy home schedule.Vice-captain David Warner will lead the side for the remaining three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 matches against Sri Lanka.”It’s obviously going to be a big summer with South Africa and then six Tests at home then limited-overs matches against New Zealand,” Smith told reporters after his side lost the second one-day international against Sri Lanka by 82 runs in Colombo on Wednesday. (Aponso takes four as Sri Lanka win second one-dayer)”It was talked about that they give me a little break at some point. We had a few discussions, myself, (coach) Darren (Lehmann) and Rod (Marsh), who also consulted with the other selectors.”It took a bit of convincing to get me over the line because I hate missing cricket but in the long run a little bit of a break will do me the world of good.”Australia were hammered 3-0 in the Test series, finding it difficult on the turning pitches in Sri Lanka, but achieved a three-wicket win in the first one-day international in Colombo.last_img read more

Shikhar Dhawan may move to Mumbai Indians from Sunrisers Hyderabad

first_imgShikhar Dhawan could become the biggest name to make the move in the transfer window ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions in mid-December.According to reports, Dhawan is unhappy with his current franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad and he could well be on his way to Mumbai Indians before the window closes.The southpaw is apparently discontent with the low fee he is getting and is looking for greener pastures ahead of the next season. Sunrisers didn’t retain him ahead of the mega auction earlier this year and bought him back from the auction for Rs 5.2 crore by using the RTM (Right To Match) card. Instead of him, Sunrisers had retained David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Rs 12 and Rs 8.5 crore respectively.Dhawan became frustrated after an argument with coach Tom Moody regarding him not being retained despite the southpaw being one of the top players in the Indian team.Also read – IPL: Mumbai Indians buy de Kock, release Mustafizur and DananjayaDhawan, who had earlier played for Mumbai in 2009 and 2010, has been one of Hyderabad’s star players and even played a key part in their title winning campaign in 2016. He has so far scored 4057 runs from 143 matches at an average of 32.98. He has scored 32 fifties as well in the process.If Dhawan does join Mumbai, he will be the second player to move to MI after Quinton de Kock, who earlier moved to the three-time champions for a fee of Rs 2.8 crore. Mumbai also released Mustafizur Rahman and Akila Dananjaya following the acquisition of the South African wicketkeeper batsman.advertisementHowever, it is not going to be easy for MI to get his signature as SRH are also negotiating with Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils over a possible deal for the Delhi dasher.But, Mumbai will be hoping to bring the Indian limited-overs star over to the west coast and reunite him with captain Rohit Sharma, who forms a formidable partnership with Dhawan for India in international cricket.The IPL trading window is open for a week and the franchises will have to submit the names of the players they would like to release before November 15, so that they can go up for auction next month.last_img read more

Netflix Has a Request for Chicago’s ‘Stranger Things’ Pop-up Bar

first_img The Mission Workshop Khyte Sets a New Standard for Messenger Bags How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall Editors’ Recommendations Stranger Things was one of Netflix’s breakout hits of 2016. It managed to create a captivating, larger-than-life universe inside a tiny, fictional Indiana town. It deftly blended every 1980s horror and kids’ movie trope with references to things like Dungeons & Dragons, the Alien film franchise, and E.T. And, like all memorable ‘80s flicks, there was Winona Ryder. Ahead of the highly anticipated second season premiere on October 27, Chicago’s Emporium Arcade Bar is paying homage to the show in the most 2017 way possible: by hosting a Stranger Things pop-up bar.The Upside Down condenses the show’s most memorable, creative, and (wait for it) strange elements into a single destination. Just inside the entrance lies a recreation of the Byers’ living room with Christmas lights decorating an alphabet wall like the one young Will Byers cleverly used to communicate with his mother and friends on the show. A terrace is designed to resemble the creepy forest outside of Hawkins National Laboratory, but the coolest touch is The Upside Down-inspired furniture clinging to the ceiling. The walls are adorned with locally designed artwork and installations inspired by the show, and the bar’s owners promise a steady stream of live performances by “some very special mystery guests.”  NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy center_img Get Your Real-World Upside-Down Fix With Atlanta’s Stranger Things Tour The menu features Stranger Things cocktails like Eleven’s Eggos, which features bourbon and an Eggo Waffle garnish. The Snack Pack is a mix of mezcal and creme de cacao laced with chocolate syrup and served in a tin cup. The Upside Down’s pièce de résistance, however, is the Demogorgon — essentially a neon-pink rum slushie. The themed pop-up bar has inexplicably become the way to indulge our Hollywood fantasies. We’ve previously covered the Tim Burton-themed Beetle House in Los Angeles, which was derived from a New York City bar with a similar concept. With the opening of the Star Wars-themed Scum & Villainy Cantina in LA and Manhattan’s swanky Oscar Wilde-inspired bar, it would appear the concept may be finding more permanence.The Upside Down is open Wednesday through Sunday until October 1, 2017. The space is closed to the public Mondays and Tuesdays, but available for private rentals in case you’ve always wanted a birthday party fit for a Demogorgon.Updated on 9/19/2017 by Nicole Raney: Our time in The Upside Down is coming to an end. This week, a cease-and-desist letter from Netflix began circulating around the Internet. The streaming service had a legal (but equally hilarious) request for the folks operating the Stranger Things pop-up bar Emporium Arcade Bar.“I heard you launched a Stranger Things pop-up bar at your Logan Square location. Look, I don’t want you to think I’m a total wastoid, and I love how much you guys love the show,” reads the note. “But unless I’m living in the Upside Down, I don’t think we did a deal with you for this pop-up. You’re obviously creative types, so I’m sure you can appreciate that it’s important to use to have a say in how our fans encounter the worlds we build.”Netflix asked the Emporium team to end the pop-up on October 1 as originally planned. If they would like to extend or recreate the experience, Emporium just needs to reach out for permission next time — or else .“We love our fans more than anything, but you should know that the demogorgon is not always as forgiving. So please don’t make us call your mom,” Netflix says.You can read the full letter on DNAInfo Chicago.Article originally published on 9/12/2017. Learn Guitar (and Don’t Give Up) With the Fender Play App last_img read more

Morocco Foils Trafficking of 700 Kg of Cannabis Resin in Northern

Rabat – Police thwarted an attempt to smuggle 700 kilograms of cannabis resin in the city of Asilah in Northern Morocco, on August 30.A statement from the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) said that police seized 700 kilograms of cannabis resin near the city’s coastline. Police also seized five mobile phones.DGSN also arrested a 19-year old man suspected of involvement in the international drug trafficking network. Police put the suspect in custody for further investigation to determine the circumstances of the drug trafficking case. The crackdown on the drug trafficking operation took place a day after Moroccan security services seized six tons and 723 kilograms of cannabis resin in Agadir.Police arrested a 54-year old man on suspicion of involvement in an international drug trafficking network.In Ceuta crossing point on Thursday, August 29, police also foiled a drug trafficking attempt of 98 kilograms of cannabis.Customs said that the value of the cannabis seized at the crossing point in Ceuta is estimated at MAD 980,000.Morocco’s Administration of Customs and Indirect Taxes (ADII)said that Moroccan customs seized 19.2 tons of cannabis resin in 2018, 14.7 tons less than the number of cannabis resins seized in 2017 ( 33.7 tons). read more

UNESCO study to examine treatment of Holocaust in global curricula

The project, entitled ‘International Status of Education on the Holocaust, A Global Mapping of Textbooks and Curricula,’ and conducted in conjunction with Germany’s Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research, will assess academic curricula from 195 countries and ultimately map and illustrate where the Holocaust is being taught and how. The 18-month long survey is the first of its kind to fully analyze and compare representations of the Holocaust in textbooks and national curricula. “The results of this unprecedented global survey and the recommendations that emerge from it, will provide educational policy makers with a basis on which future decisions concerning curricula can be made,” UNESCO stated in a press release. “This is of particular concern to countries in which the Holocaust has not previously featured in the curriculum,” it added. As part of its effort to examine whether extant textbook representations of the Holocaust are nuanced, comprehensive and unbiased, the study will also scrutinize and then compare textbooks from 20 representative countries. Further efforts to encourage Holocaust education are undertaken by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme, established by the General Assembly’s adoption of resolution 60/7 in 2005. This global initiative includes print and online educational products, seminars, exhibits and a film series. In addition to the Programme, the resolution’s contents included urging UN Member States to develop educational programmes to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations, in order to prevent genocide from occurring again. read more

No 14 Ohio State mens hockey prepares for weekend series versus No

The Ohio State-Michigan football game is more than a week away, but the bitter rivalry between both schools will be in action this weekend on the ice. The No. 14 OSU men’s hockey team (8-3-1, 5-2-1) will face No. 7 Michigan (7-3-2, 3-3-2), in a two-game series starting Friday night in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Buckeyes, ranked for the first time this season, are currently on a five-game winning streak and unbeaten in their last seven games. OSU head coach Mark Osiecki is looking forward to the test facing Michigan on the road will pose for his team. “We know what to expect playing against Michigan,” he said. “We expect a well-coached team, and a team that plays at a high level and competes.” Playing at Michigan is always fun for senior forward Danny Dries, a Michigan native. “Being from around there, it’s always fun to have family and friends around and play in front of them,” he said. “It’s a pretty fun environment. Youcan’t let it intimidate you.” Senior goalie Cal Heeter said that playing Michigan is special because of the historic rivalry between the two schools, but that the real importance of the games are the conference points that could be gained. “We have to realize and respect the rivalry for both schools. On top of that, the CCHA points are important for this team,” he said. OSU is currently tied for second in the CCHA with 17 points. Michigan has 12 points and stands alone in sixth place. Osiecki attributes the recent success to players gelling and coming together as one. “Whether they’ve had a lot of playing time or a little, they’ve done well,” he said. One of the things OSU has done well is play disciplined. OSU has had a season-low four penalties in each of their past four games. When the Buckeyes have had to play a man down during the five-game winning streak, they’ve been perfect, killing all 19 of their opponents’ power plays. “We have done some things in practice to make our guys move their feet and keep their sticks down,” Osiecki said. “I think that has been a big factor in us being smart and knowing we can play hard and stay out of the penalty box.” The Buckeyes have been no slouch on the offensive end either, outscoring their opponents, 27-6, during the seven-game unbeaten streak. OSU leads the CCHA with 3.38 goals per game in conference play. Heeter said he enjoys having a potent offense play in front of him, but that it can be tough to get into the flow of the game when he doesn’t have to make a ton of saves. “It’s different, it’s tough for sure,” he said. “It’s just a different element, something you have to get used to.” Michigan is second in the CCHA with 3.25 goals per game, and posted a season-high 10 goals in a game against St. Lawrence in October. OSU and Michigan are set to take the ice at 7:35 p.m. Friday and play again Saturday night. read more

Servigroup Benidorm sign Carlos Grau

AlicanteASOBALbalonmanocarlos grauhandballilija sladicservigroup benidorm Carlos Grau is back to his native province of Alicante, and will be playing for the Servigroup Benidorm – a team that will make their debut in the ASOBAL in the 2014/2015 season. The player joins following his great plays for Puerto Sagunto in the previous years, where he was considered one of the best. The team from Alicante will be seeking to avoid relegation in their first season, and by signing players such as Carlos Grau they are on a good way to achieve that.Meanwhile, Puerto Sagunto have signed Ilija Sladic to replace Carlos Grau. ← Previous Story Aguirrezabalaga returns to Ademar Leon! Next Story → Slovenians won’t play in SEHA!

ATT comes down on jailbreak iPhone tetherers

first_imgAT&T held out on offering iPhone users the option to tether their phones for years, and were only finally pushed to allowing the feature when Verizon got a hotspot-capable iPhone of their very own. You might think it was iOS 4.3’s new Personal Hotspot feature that changed AT&T’s mind, but no: international iPhones have long been able to tether through USB, and AT&T offers tethering ability on non-iPhone handsets. It was always a dick move.Frustrated by their inability to tether their laptops to their iPhone data connection, many users decided to jailbreak their iPhones and accomplish the same feat through the Cydia MyWi app. Now that iOS 4.3 comes with Personal Hotspotting, though, AT&T’s cracking down on heavy MyFi users and sending them text messages and emails, saying if they don’t knock off their jailbreak tethering, they’ll automatically be upgraded to AT&T’s expensive DataPro 4GB for Smartphone Tethering plan.It’s another obnoxious move on the part of AT&T to try to charge iPhone users more for different types of data. Unless you were grandfathered into an unlimited AT&T 3G plan, it shouldn’t matter whether you’re tethering your iPhone via a jailbreak solution or not: you’re charged for every extra gig of the data you use. By forcing users to sign up for the more expensive plan, though, AT&T ekes out ever so slightly more money per gig. Obnoxious. The good news, though, is it seems that AT&T can only detect whether or not you are a MyWi user if you’re using a massive amount of data: if you only occasionally tether for longer emails and light bloggingand the like, you shouldn’t have a problem. It’s the mobile World of Warcraft players and on-the-go Bittorrenters who seem to be being caught up in the sweep.Read more at ZDNet and Cult of Maclast_img read more

The 5 at 5 Tuesday

first_imgThe 5 at 5: Tuesday Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock… Image: Shutterstock/SteerDragon Tuesday 1 Nov 2016, 4:59 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Nov 1st 2016, 4:59 PM 6 Comments 8,043 Views Share1 Tweet Email EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, brings you the five stories you need to know as you head home for the day.1. #TALKING TOUGH: The Garda Commissioner has drawn up a directive ordering gardaí to come to work on Friday, when a strike by three ranks of the force is planned.2. #NEILSTOWN: Gardaí in Dublin are appealing to the community to come forward and help track down those responsible for the killing of Robert Ellis early this morning.3. #SEXSOMNIA:  A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a man who claimed he was acting in his sleep when he allegedly raped his friend.4. #TALLAGHT: Murder charges against seven Dubliners have been dropped after five of them pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of 20-year-old Dale Creighton.5. #DONNA BRAZILE: CNN says it has parted ways with Democratic strategist Donna Brazile after hacked emails showed that she shared questions with Hillary Clinton’s campaign ahead of CNN debates. Image: Shutterstock/SteerDragon Short URL By Rónán Duffylast_img read more

Happy Meal le menu pour enfant de McDonalds bientôt interdit à San

first_imgHappy Meal : le menu pour enfant de McDonald’s bientôt interdit à San FranciscoÉtats-Unis – Les enfants ne pourront plus profiter du Happy Meal et de son jouet à San Francisco, depuis que la ville a décidé d’interdire le menu pour enfant de la célèbre chaîne de fast-food, afin de lutter contre l’obésité infantile.Le Happy Meal, c’est le symbole de la junk food pour enfants, appâtés par le jouet offert bien sûr, mais également par les frites et le hamburger. Depuis quelques années, McDonald’s a certes tenté de changer son image de “distributeur de calories” en proposant par exemple des salades ou des carottes à la place des frites. Mais il n’empêche que la ville de San Francisco a décidé de voter dernièrement l’interdiction du menu pour enfants dans les restaurants de son périmètre.Cette mesure devrait être effective dès décembre 2011, et seuls les établissements proposant des menus pour enfants contenant moins de 600 calories pourront continuer à offrir aux chères têtes blondes un jouet gratuit. Il s’agit là de lutter contre l’obésité infantile, un problème que San Francisco semble prendre à cœur. De son côté, un porte-parole de la chaîne de restauration explique que l’entreprise est très déçue d’une telle décision, estimant que celle-ci ne reflète pas la volonté des clients.Le 3 novembre 2010 à 15:18 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Four Vancouver pianists on tap

first_imgIt’s like going to see an all-star game, or an all-star cast performing an anthology of all your favorite dramatic scenes.The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Piano Extravaganza returns to the Kiggins Theatre for another revue of beloved keyboard masterworks, as played by a whole platoon of great hands: eight of them, in the end.Last year, five pianists swarmed the stage of the Kiggins to show off the power of the piano. This year there are four, and they’re all Pacific Northwest stars who live in Vancouver: Cinda Redman, Elena Vozheiko, Dimitri Zhgenti and Michael Liu.Redman and Vozheiko often perform together as the East Meets West Duo. Liu is the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s resident pianist and one of the founders of its Chamber Series, now launching its fifth year of bringing small ensembles to the Kiggins for a more intimate experience than those big orchestra concerts at Skyview High School.This concert will get pretty big, too. It’ll include the four pianists playing solo, and in duos, on two grand pianos. It’ll conclude with an exciting all-hands-on-deck grand finale, as all four pianists deploy all eight hands on all 176 keys.Expect piano classics by Mozart, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev — and even French jazz pianist Claude Bolling. Highlights will be piano transcriptions of two orchestral works: “La Valse” by Maurice Ravel, which is infamous for its difficulty as a solo work, and has been transcribed both for piano two-hands and piano four-hands; and “Symphonic Dances” by Sergei Rachmaninoff, which he composed both for orchestra and for piano four-hands.last_img read more

San Diego Golf and Craft Beer Festival

first_imgSan Diego Golf and Craft Beer Festival Posted: February 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom February 28, 2019 Updated: 9:39 AMcenter_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 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) – The San Diego Golf & Craft Beer Festival Arrives at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook on Friday and Saturday, March 1-2.The Festival will feature all of the latest golf has to offer, some of the top craft beers in the valley for those over 21 years of age, free golf clinics, free lessons by PGA pros, and much more.Here are just a few of the things happening at the Festival, according to organizers:• Get a certificate good for a FREE round of golf at Pala Mesa Resort with your paid admission (tee time restrictions and a small cart fee apply)• The first 250 attendees each day get a free sleeve of Srixon golf balls• Sample the top craft beers in the valley (12 oz. pours for just $8)• Meet the reps from TaylorMade, PING, Cobra, Callaway, Cleveland/Srixon, Wilson and more• Get some amazing deals on name brand clubs, apparel, bags, shoes by Puma, Callaway, Foot Joy, Matte Grey, Ping, Black Clover, Oxford and Bermuda Sands• Check out an amazing golf trick shot show at 11am and 1pm each day• Learn how to improve your short game in a FREE golf clinic by Pala Mesa’s PGA pros at 12 noon each day• Take your best shot in a Putting Challenge to support the Special Olympics and win an exclusive Stay and Play package at the Pala Mesa Resort• Check out the hottest new putters on the market by Musty Putters• Enjoy some great food served up by Pala Mesa Resort• Get a free ticket to see the San Diego Sockers and the LPGA KIA Classic just for entering the putting contest or raffle• Rock out to some live music at Pala Mesa Resort following the showAdmission is $20 for adults over 21 (tickets purchased online prior to the show are just $15 at, $15 for 11-20 year olds, and children under 10 are admitted free. Show hours are from 10am to 4pm both days, and the there will be live music following the show at the Pala Mesa Resort.last_img read more

Volvo Trucks is working out how to turn a profit with autonomy

first_img Autonomous Vehicles Car Industry Enlarge ImageUnlike most autonomous vehicle developers, Volvo Trucks has found out how to put its Vera to work and make money doing it. Volvo Trucks We’ve covered Volvo Trucks’ autonomous Vera platform before, but now, we’re getting a better idea of how Volvo is managing its relationships with its pilot program customers and how it plans to make money from an emerging technology, thanks to a report published Wednesday by Reuters.So, just as a refresher, Vera is a fully autonomous, electric semi-truck that is being targeted (at least initially) at a particular kind of short-haul trucking called drayage. These drayage jobs are short, repetitive and often done without ever driving on a public road. It’s kind of a best-case scenario for self-driving technology right now.”There’s a lot of uncertainties, and that’s why we believe the right way to develop autonomous is with commercial pilots where we partner up with customers, go for real implementations, and learn from that,” said Sasko Cuklev, Volvo Trucks’ autonomous solutions director, in a statement to Reuters.Volvo has already lined up its first commercial pilot program with a company in Norway called Broennoey Kalk AS, in which the Vera truck will shuttle limestone from a mine to a nearby port. Volvo will be responsible for not only providing the trucks, but also setting up the infrastructure which includes a monitoring tower, a remote driver and vehicle charging, as well as providing maintenance and insurance. In turn, Broennoey will pay Volvo per ton of limestone transported. It’s kind of like a cross between a car subscription program and a usage-based insurance program.This makes the operation low-risk for the client since it’s not paying for work that’s not being done, and Volvo is making money during what would typically be another test phase for an already expensive-to-run program. It’s kind of brilliant.The pilot program with Broennoey Kalk AS is set to begin in the winter of 2019. Volvo 12 Photos Volvo’s new self-driving truck teams up to fight inefficiency 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Volvo Tags 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous The Iron Knight is the coolest Volvo you’ll never be able to buy Now playing: Watch this: 3:01 0 More From Roadshow Post a comment 2019 Audi Q3 second drive: More for the masses Share your voicelast_img read more

Canada geese make first drop into Fairbanks this year

first_imgCanada Goose on the Colville River Delta. (Photo by Ryan Askren, USGS.)Canada Geese have touched down at the Creamers Field Refuge in Fairbanks. Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Ross says the first of iconic birds synonymous with spring in the interior, was spotted at the refuge Tuesday April 4th, continuing a trend toward earlier arrivals.Listen now”’76 to ’96 the average date of arrival for that 20 years was April 15,” Ross said. “From ’97 to this year, the average day of arrival is April 8. And for the last 10 years it was April 7. So we’re creeping up to that first week of April.”Ross said 11 geese were tallied at the Refuge Wednesday during the first official count of the season. He said spring migration is weather dependent.”If conditions are good for moving North in the spring, they do it as soon as possible to get to their breeding sites,” Ross said.Ross said a marking study in the 1990’s showed the Canada Geese coming through Creamers Refuge overwintering in Washington and Oregon.last_img read more

Dalit community gets boycotted over groom riding horse in Gujarat village sarpanch

first_imgTwitter/ @NooraniTejaniA Dalit man riding a horse as part of his marriage procession in Gujarat’s Lhor village is being seen as a breach in the caste barrier and the entire community is now facing a social boycott. It is being claimed that a lower caste man cannot ride a horse.Angered that Mehul Parmar, the groom, had ridden a horse, many members of the village, including the village sarpanch, called for a boycott of the members of the community. The wedding took place on Tuesday. The village sarpanch called for a meeting the next morning and announced the boycott.They levied a fine of Rs 5,000 on anyone in the village who interacted with the community, reports The Times of India.Shopkeepers refused to sell any product to them, including essentials like milk and food grains. The Dalit community was also not allowed to fetch water from the village well.”Some villagers asked me not to take out a procession while I was riding a horse. We then sought police’s help after we learned about the social boycott today morning. No one even gave us milk in the morning to make tea,” Mehul Parmar was quoted as saying by The Quint.”Villagers were angry because a Dalit groom rode a horse during the wedding procession. We were told that Dalits do not have a right to do so. Due to the boycott, no villager is ready to provide milk, water or food items to us. Even auto drivers denied us ride till nearby Kadi town,” said Vandana, another member of the Dalit community in the village. “The upper caste members also stopped Dalits water from fetching water from the village well and directed others not to employ the members of the community as farm labourers,” said Chirag Solanki, a Dalit activist.The incident came to light when a few members of the Dalit community called the local police and narrated their ordeal.The police then arrested five men, including sarpanch Vinuji Thakor and deputy sarpanch Baldeo Thakor. “Five persons including village sarpanch Vinuji Thakor and deputy sarpanch Baldeo Thakor have been arrested under atrocity act,” Deputy Superintendent of Police Manjita Vanzara was quoted as saying by TOI.The accused have been charged under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for intentionally breaching peace and criminal intimidation. They have also been charged under the Indian Penal Code.last_img read more

Over 100 factories shut after RMG workers unrest

first_imgReadymade garment workers are seen chanting slogans from a demonstration organised in Savar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday demanding implementation of minimum wage structure. Photo: UNBAt least 50 people were injured in separate clashes between readymade garment (RMG) workers and police in Savar, Ashulia and parts of Gazipur district on Wednesday, reports UNB.In Savar, workers from different RMG factories in Ulail of Savar and Kathgara in Ashulia took to the streets with processions demanding their wage hike, witnesses said.At one stage, the workers hurled brickbats at police triggering a chase and counter-chase that lasted for about an hour.Police charged baton and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse them, leaving at least 30 people injured, according to the witnesses.A tense situation is prevailing in the area following the incident.Readymade garment workers hold a demonstration organised in Savar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday demanding implementation of minimum wage structure. Photo: UNBMeanwhile, a team of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was seen patrolling the area to fend off further troubles.Traffic movement on Baipile-Abdullahpur highway remained suspended for about an hour as the RMG workers put up barricades in Narsinghapur of Ashulia.The garment workers also blocked Dhaka-Aricha highway in Kalampur of Dhamrai in the morning, halting traffic movement for nearly an hour.However, they left the place upon request by the law enforcement.Earlier in the morning, thousands of garment workers in different parts of the industrial zone started demonstrations for the fourth consecutive day, demanding cancellation of what they called discriminatory wage board announced by the government.Officials of the Industrial police said the workers from several RMG factories in Ulail and Genda areas started gathering on the streets since morning and began demonstrations by setting tyres on fire.The agitated workers also hurled brick chips at their factories, said witnesses.On information, police went to the spots and brought the situation under control.Readymade garment workers hold a demonstration organised in Savar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday demanding implementation of minimum wage structure. Photo: UNBThe workers of five factories put up barricades on Bishmile-Jirabo road in Kathgara of Ashulia demanding the wage hike.Production in four factories in Ulail, Hemayetpur of Savar and Charabagh of Ashulia, remained suspended since morning following the workers’ unrest.The factory authorities, meanwhile, have hung closure notices at the gates of their respective factories.Additional police have been deployed in Savar and Ashulia areas to avoid further troubles, said Shana ShaminurRahman, director of Industrial Police-1.Police were in discussions with the factory owners to find out ways to restore the working environment in the factories.According to UNB Gazipur correspondent, at least 20 people, including a journalist of Somoy Television, was injured during a clash with police on Dhaka-Mymensingh highway in Gazipura at noon.When workers of different RMG factories tried to stage demonstrations blocking the highway, police charged baton and lobbed tear gas shells, leaving over 20 people, including Somoy TV journalist Asad Nur, injured, witnesses said.Bashon police station officer-in-charge Mokter Hossain said RMG workers of Kashimpur Board Bazar and other adjoining areas started demonstrations in the morning demanding their wage hike.Readymade garment workers hold a demonstration organised in Savar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday demanding implementation of minimum wage structure. Photo: UNBThey vandalised some factories and blocked Dhaka-Mymensingh and Dhaka-Tangail highways for some time.The authorities of over 100 factories in the areas declared their factories shut for today [Wednesday] fearing vandalism.Huge law enforcers have been deployed in Konabari, Chandna, Kashimpur, Tongi and other industrials areas to avert troubles, said Bashon thana officer-in-charge Mokter Hossain.Eight platoons of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) also have been deployed in Savar, Ashulia and Gazipur industrial areas to tackle the situation, BGB public relations officer Mohsin Reza told UNB.Earlier, Sumon Mia, 22, a worker of Anlima Textile, was killed and 30 others injured in clashes with police during demonstrations in Hemayetpur on the third day of the movement on Tuesday.The authorities of Anlima Textile declared a general holiday for Wednesday following the death of its worker.last_img read more

Spongebob FanMade Anime Opening Shows the Darker Side of Bikini Bottom

first_img How AMC’s ‘The Terror’ Uses American History to Delive…33 Killed in Suspected Arson Attack on Kyoto Animation Studio in Japan Stay on target Spongebob and anime are two are the largest sources for memes on the planet, and it was inevitable that someday someone would combine them for maximum meme potential. That day has come and that someone is YouTuber Narmak.While I work on getting the video back up, I’ll just post it here. Might as well haha— NARMAK (@NARMAK13) August 25, 2017The Spongebob Squarepants as an anime opener is an excellent riff on some iconic tropes. It’s filled with ridiculous phrases in Japanese that only add to the hilarity when you translate them. For example, a scene with Squidward in the rain reads:“好きな食べ物は何ですか” (Suki na tabemono wa nan desu ka?) [What are your favorite foods?]“私は陰茎を食べたい” (Watashi wa inkei o tabetai.) [I want to eat a penis.]Unfortunately, the video is only available on Twitter right now, as it has been removed from YouTube due to (bogus) copyright strikes. After the DMCA trolls get their jollies off though, you should be able to see it again on Narmak’s channel.Thank you @NARMAK13 for making my week— artboi (@KishanPersaud) August 25, 2017You can also check out some of Narmak’s other Western and Eastern animation cross-overs on their YouTube channel. Also, there’s fan art already hitting Twitter inspired from this video which continues the anime/manga Spongebob stylings. When do people have time to do this?This is hardly new territory for people, but it looks like this is just the latest meme making its rounds on social media. Honestly, it’s a lot of work, but I’m glad I can live in a world where Squidward is some kind of weird anime pretty boy with water (or sweat?) pouring down his body. Makes me feel slightly less fed up with all the idiocy in this world, but only slightly. At least this hasn’t offended someone. Yet.last_img read more