Facebook Cracks Down on White Nationalism White Separatism

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first_img Facebook and Instagram are taking a stand against white nationalism and white separatism.Starting next week, the social networks will ban praise, support, and representation of such bigoted content.“It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place in our services,” Facebook wrote in a blog post.Long-standing policies that prohibit hateful treatment of people based on race, ethnicity, and religion have “always included” white supremacy.But the firm had not extended the same rationale to white nationalism and white separatism—the beliefs that Caucasian people are the preeminent race, and should exist separately from other ethnicities.In fact, Facebook’s content moderators were explicitly directed to allow such subject matter, according to a leaked document published last year by Motherboard.Add to that a bit of civil rights backlash, and Facebook appears to have been scared straight.“Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and white separatism,” the blog said.Searches for terms associated with white supremacy will surface a link to Life After Hate’s Page (via Facebook)Phrases like “I am a proud white nationalist” or “Immigration is tearing this country apart; white separatism is the only answer” are now prohibited, Mashable reported, citing two members of Facebook’s content policy team.Implicit and coded messages, meanwhile, may take longer for the social network’s algorithms to suss out.Continuing its effort to make the world better, one like at a time, Facebook will connect people searching for white supremacy-related terms with resources focused on crisis intervention, education, support, and outreach.“People exiting far-right extremist groups need ample support to reintegrate into a society that they once attacked,” according to Life After Hate, an organization working with Facebook to help people quit hate groups.There will always be someone who tries to game the system and carry on propagating prejudice.“Our challenge,” Facebook said, “is to stay ahead by continuing to improve our technologies, evolve our policies, and work with experts who can bolster our own efforts.”More on Geek.com:Facebook AI Proactively Removes ‘Bad Content’AI Identifies Coded Hate Speech on Social MediaTwitter Hopes New Rules Can Reduce Hateful, Abusive Behavior Stay on target Podcasts Are TV Shows Now With ‘Limetown’ Trailer7 Icebreakers for Facebook’s New Dating Service last_img read more

McLeish rallies home support for match with Isreal

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first_imgScotland manager Alex McLeish has called on fans and supporters to fill Hampden Park for their UEFA Nations League decider against Israel on Tuesday.Despite nine players dropping out of Scotland squad, they defeated Albania 4-0 in Shkoder and now need to a win against Israel to head to the playoffs of the UEFA Nations League.Scotland prepare to host Israel on Tuesday night and a win will see them secure a playoff spot for the 2020 European Championship and McLeish wants to count on the home support at Hampden Park to help them finish top spot in Group C1.“We always try to win so we have set ourselves up as have Israel and it should be a good game,” McLeish told Sky Sports.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“We are at home so let’s hope there is a response from the Tartan Army. We’d like the supporters to come to cheer the guys to victory.“If we play to that level again then we have a good chance.”last_img read more

Marijuana legalized Now what

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first_imgJudging by the microfilm, Vancouver wasn’t overwhelmed by intoxicated hordes when the walls finally fell and legal sales began for what had once been a forbidden drug.Despite months of arguing over how to tax it, who should be licensed to sell it and what levels of potency would be allowed, the end of alcohol prohibition on Dec. 5, 1933 was a relatively calm affair.Fast forward 81 years, and we find ourselves in an oddly similar situation, this time with marijuana.The economy is sluggish at best, state and local governments are strapped for cash and, in two states at least, legal walls are dropping on a drug that’s been prohibited federally for a long stretch — 85 years instead of the 13 years for alcohol.While possession of certain amounts of marijuana has been legal in Washington for more than a year, there still are no stores where adults can buy it. Colorado opened its first recreational markets on Jan. 1, in what was an overwhelmingly smooth launch with no arrests or serious problems — and $5 million worth of sales in the first week.So what will happen when retail marijuana sales begin in Washington later this year? And where will Clark County find itself in the mix?last_img read more

People on the Move 120309

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first_imgTodd Anderman, senior vice president of digital media at Hachette Filipacchi, has accepted the position of chief media and revenue officer at Jumptap, a mobile advertising network. Anderman will continue in his current role at Hachette through the end of the year and start at Jumptap on Jan. 1. Before joining Hachette, Anderman served as president of Dennis Digital, where he built online and mobile business for Maxim and other Dennis brands. National Geographic has tapped Jenifer Berman as vice president of marketing for the Global Media advertising and marketing group. Berman most recently served as executive director of creative services at The New Yorker, where she ran integrated marketing activities as well as events, including The New Yorker Festival. Therese Mageau is taking over as editorial director of 1105 Media’s Campus Technology and T.H.E Journal. She is former editor-in-chief of Scholastic’s Electronic Learning.Dick Barnett has joined Lucky as design director. He most recently served as creative director of Maxim and has also been creative director for Blender, Premier and Popular Science, for which he won a National Magazine Award for general excellence in 2004. Traditional Home Magazine named Jon Walker as home furnishings manager. Previously, Walker was direct account manager for Traditional Home and Midwest Living. Robin Shallow, executive vice president of communications at Rodale, is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Her last day at Rodale is Friday, Nov. 19. Forbes Media promoted Ann Marinovich to Chicago sales director. Since joining Forbes in 2003, Marinovich has served as account executives at Forbes, business development and integrated sales executive at ForbesLife, and most recently Los Angeles manager at Forbes Media.last_img read more

Market Experts say RBI keeping repo rate unchanged at 8 expected due

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first_imgMarket Experts say RBI keeping repo rate unchanged at 8% expected due to inflation16K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00Market Experts say RBI keeping repo rate unchanged at 8% expected due to inflation16K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): After Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan left repo rate unchanged at 8 per cent, Market Experts on Tuesday said that the decision was expected due to risk of inflation. Rajan has decided to keep the interest rate unchanged and said that 2016 CPI target of 6% is at risk. Akash Jindal said that RBI seems to be giving importance on reduction of inflation as interest rates are not changed. Market Expert Nirav Vakharia also supported the decision over the aforesaid risk. Rajan on uesday issued his fourth bi-monthly credit policy review.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): After Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan left repo rate unchanged at 8 per cent, Market Experts on Tuesday said that the decision was expected due to risk of inflation. Rajan has decided to keep the interest rate unchanged and said that 2016 CPI target of 6% is at risk. Akash Jindal said that RBI seems to be giving importance on reduction of inflation as interest rates are not changed. Market Expert Nirav Vakharia also supported the decision over the aforesaid risk. Rajan on uesday issued his fourth bi-monthly credit policy review.last_img read more

Rishabh Pant to replace Shikhar Dhawan Young wicketkeeper asked to join Indian

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first_imgIndia have dealt a huge blow with the injury to Shikhar Dhawan as the opener found form in the match against Australia. His century propelled India to 352, but now the southpaw has been sidelined for a minimum of three weeks. Although, the BCCI has not sent him back home and they have also not asked for a replacement, reports have emerged that young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has been asked to join the squad. Rishabh PantAlbert Perez/Getty ImagesPant, however, will not be named as an official replacement of Dhawan as the Indian team management has decided to keep the opener under observation. He was not included in India’s original World Cup squad as the Indian selectors decided to opt for the experienced Dinesh Karthik as the backup wicket-keeper. However, along with Pant, Ambati Rayudu was identified as standby players, and now with the injury to Dhawan, Pant could get the nod as the provides the left-hand option at the top of the order.Rahul will open the innings in Dhawan’s absence Shikhar DhawanISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty ImagesAlso, in Dhawan’s absence, KL Rahul will be bumped up the order to open the innings along with KL Rahul. Also, Vijay Shankar will be slotted in at the number four position and his bowling will give Virat Kohli a good viable option as the fifth seamer. India play New Zealand on Thursday, June 13 followed by the marquee clash against Pakistan on Sunday, June 16.As far as Dhawan’s injury is concerned, the official statement released by the BCCI read: “The team management has decided that Shikhar Dhawan will continue to be in England and his progress will be monitored”.Various reports, right through the day, said that the left-hander could well be ruled out of India’s campaign, but such is his importance to this Indian team, that the BCCI is willing to wait and assess him.Dhawan, who scored 117 off 109 balls against Australia and helped India to a massive total of 352 on the board, went through precautionary scans on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury on his swollen left thumb.”…it has to be Rishabh Pant. He has been in cracking hot form in the IPL. He would probably want to show that he deserved to be in the team in the first place,” former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar told ‘India Today’ when asked about his pick for a replacement if Dhawan is ruled out.last_img read more

Girl Gets 25 Years In Mental Hospital In Slender Man Case

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first_img Share Photo via Twitter @cathyrussonAnissa Weier, 16, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide.One of two Wisconsin girls who tried to kill a classmate to win favor with a fictional horror character named Slender Man has been sentenced to 25 years in a mental hospital, the maximum punishment possible.Anissa Weier, 16, pleaded guilty in August to being a party to attempted second-degree intentional homicide, but she claimed she wasn’t responsible for her actions because she was mentally ill. In September, a jury agreed.Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Bohren on Thursday sentenced Weier to 25 years in a psychiatric institution, retroactive to the date of the crime. That means she would be institutionalized until age 37.Weier and Morgan Geyser lured Payton Leutner into a wooded park in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, in 2014. Geyser stabbed Leutner 19 times while Weier urged her on, according to investigators. Leutner survived after she crawled out of the woods to a path where a passing bicyclist found her.Both Weier and Geyser told detectives they felt they had to kill Leutner to become Slender Man’s “proxies,” or servants, and protect their families from him. All three girls were 12 years old at the time.Weier apologized in brief comments before her sentencing.“I do hold myself accountable for this and that I will do whatever I have to do to make sure I don’t get any sort of delusion or whatever again,” Weier told the judge, as she sat next to her attorney. “I want everybody involved to know I deeply regret everything that happened that day. I know that nothing I say is going to make this right and nothing I say is going to fix what I broke.”Leutner family spokesman Steve Lyons said they were pleased with the sentence.“They believe that justice was served,” Lyons said. “The sentence today allows for some additional closure for Payton and her family and it also keeps both Payton, her family and the community safe.”Leutner’s mother, Stacie Leutner, sent the judge a letter this week in which she wrote that the trauma of the attack “has defined our lives” and that her daughter still fears for her life. For months, Payton slept with scissors under her pillow for protection, and she still keeps her bedroom windows closed and locked.“She will struggle with the events of that day and physical and emotional scars it left for the rest of her life,” her mother wrote.In her letter, Leutner did not ask the judge to sentence Weier to a specific length of time in the mental hospital, but she said her daughter wouldn’t feel safe if either of her attackers is released back into the community unsupervised.“Payton has a lifetime of healing ahead of her and she deserves to be allowed to heal in an environment where she feels safe,” her mother wrote.No one from the victim’s family addressed the court during the sentencing hearing, deferring instead to the letter from her mother. Prosecutor Kevin Osborne argued for the maximum 25-year confinement, which the judge granted citing ongoing concerns about Weier’s mental stability.“Considering the nature and gravity of this offense, being supervised until the age of 37 is not all that long … in terms of the fact that Payton is looking at a lifetime of scars, physical scars and psychological scarring,” Osborne said.Weier’s attorney, Maura McMahon, argued that she should not be hospitalized beyond her 25th birthday. She played a video in court with Weier’s father, sister and grandparents speaking on her behalf.“She’s grown mentally and physically,” her father, William Weier, said. “She knows what she did was wrong.”He asked for forgiveness from the Leutner family.In a deal with prosecutors, Geyser, who did the stabbing, pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree intentional homicide with the agreement that she isn’t criminally responsible and shouldn’t go to prison. She will be sentenced in February, and prosecutors have asked that she be given at least 40 years in a mental hospital.Slender Man started with an online post in 2009, as a mysterious specter whose image people edit into everyday scenes of children at play. He is typically depicted as a spidery figure in a black suit with a featureless white face. He was regarded by his devotees as alternately a sinister force and an avenging angel.last_img read more

Pocket Mortys might be continuing the Rick and Morty cliffhanger

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first_imgThere isn’t an official Nintendo Pokémon game that exists to play on a mobile platform. Sure, you can buy a 3DS and get the classic Pokémon games to catch all the pocket monsters, but phones and mobile gaming are everywhere, and who wants to carrying around two devices?The solution to this problem dropped this month on Android and iOS through branded Adult Swim content on in the form or Pocket Mortys, a game based on the sci-fi sitcom cartoon Rick and Morty. You play Rick as he travels through different dimensions collecting and battling Mortys against other Ricks. Catch more Mortys, craft the items you find in the randomly generated worlds, and take on the Council of Ricks! It’s a mobile game worth obsessing over (and we did).Now that Pocket Mortys has been out for over a week, we’ve had a chance to beat the game and investigate the mysteries and bugs. This game is a lot more than a Pokémon clone, and has a great amount of content from Rick and Morty’s second television season. As the game progresses, signs (literally) start to point to Pocket Mortys possibly bridging the narrative gap between season two and the still-upcoming third season of Rick and Morty. Early suggestive evidence that the game would eventually include more Mortys has also been confirmed, which will fix a Morty bug and likely add a quest for a currently-pointless quest item.Beating the game in its first iteration requires 42 badges from defeating Ricks in other dimensions before you can take on the sixth member of the Council of Ricks. You’re going to need some high-level Mortys to beat the final Rick (Mysterious Rick) to get your portal gun back. The easiest way to quickly level up Mortys is to catch wild Mortys in later levels (badge 40 or higher) and combine them in the Morty daycare to make higher-level Mortys. It’s best to catch Mortys you want to evolve on your own and not combine with your leveled Mortys, as combining them will delete any buffs you added to their attack, defense, and speed with seeds earlier in the game. After you beat Mysterious Rick, all that’s left to do is complete the crafting quests (if you haven’t already) and catch all the Mortys.This is where the game runs into the biggest bug and the biggest hint that more Mortys and crafting quests are on the way. First, there is the Roy VR Headset crafting recipe (Interdimensional Goggles plus IQ Enhancing Helmet), which isn’t used for one of the games’ existing nineteen quests. That suggests more quests, as does having a three-numbered Morty classification system suggest there will be more Mortys in the future (right now there are 82, but each Morty is labeled with three digits: 082).The big bug is that you cannot actually catch all 82 Mortys in the game as of now. The final Morty you face in the game proper, Mysterious Rick’s last Morty, doesn’t get randomly generated in the wild. It’s currently impossible to catch Mascot Morty. This has been confirmed by the official Twitter account and will be fixed in an update where they will also be adding more Mortys .Can’t get Mascot Morty? It’s a bug that’ll be fixed in an update soon. Plus: Even. More. Mortys. #PocketMortys pic.twitter.com/YbeYRBZCFW— Pocket Mortys (@PocketMortys) January 18, 2016The most interesting hidden layer in the game is the possible connection Pocket Mortys could have to the plot of Rick and Morty the series. The last episode broadcast, “The Wedding Squanchers,” ended with Rick giving himself up to the Galactic Federation, a governing body that wanted Rick for numerous crimes against the galaxy. Rick became a prisoner so Morty and the Smith family could return to Earth without being bothered by the newly arrived Federation on their home planet. Rick is placed into some sort of space supermax prison and the season ends on a cliffhanger. Is it possible that Pocket Mortys is what Rick’s mind is doing to keep itself sane?In the show itself, there are scenes that suggest Rick loves Morty, his grandson, more than his callous attitude would let on. In Pocket Mortys, signs placed randomly throughout worlds where you battle trainers start by giving you helpful advice (like a tutorial), then progress to be weirder and weirder. Some players have decided this is the show’s reality seeping through into Rick’s fantasy of collecting all the Mortys.This isn’t Rick and Morty’s first mobile game, but if it ends up being referenced in the plot of season three, it will set a new bar for Rick and Morty fans hungry for (apples?) more content as the long production process of season three drags on. Even if we just have more Mortys coming in Pokémon fashion, the game seems to have more depth than the PokéClone we initially thought it was, especially for Rick and Morty fans.As a bonus, if you also liked Alex Hirsch’s show Gravity Falls, check this crazy Pocket Mortys easter egg out.last_img read more

Researchers use attenuation between cell towers to measure rainfall

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first_img Citation: Researchers use attenuation between cell towers to measure rainfall (2013, February 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-02-attenuation-cell-towers-rainfall.html (Phys.org)—Researchers in the Netherlands have devised a means to use the attenuation that results with radio signals when rain falls between cellular towers, to measure the amount of rain that falls in an area. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team describes how they were able to use cell phone tower data to create an accurate map of rainfall across the Netherlands twice over 12 day periods in 2011. Journal information: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Cell phone carriers routinely monitor signal strength between towers to ensure network integrity and scientists have known since 2006 that such data could be used to monitor rainfall in a given area. In this new study, the team borrowed data from T-Mobile NL (2400 total links measured at 15 minute intervals over 12 day periods) to create maps that show actual rainfall amounts across the entire country.When rain falls, the drops both absorb and scatter phone signals beamed between towers causing lowered signal strength – a phenomenon known as attenuation. By taking note of the degree of attenuation between towers across an entire network, and then using mathematical equations to calculate the amount of rainfall that caused the loss in signal strength, the researchers were able to create rainfall maps that were nearly as accurate as those created using traditional methods. Play Link-based (Left) and radar-based (Right) country-wide maps of 15-min rainfall depths from September 10, 2011. Credit: (c) PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 Rainfall maps are becoming increasingly important as climate change causes some parts of the globe to experience more rain, and others less. To help plan for the future, accurate gauges are needed to help assess short term impact, e.g. flooding, and to predict long term changes such as threats to farming communities. Unfortunately, those who study such data are finding it harder to do so as the number of rain collecting stations worldwide is decreasing. Cellular networks may help – by their very nature they provide far more data points – at least in heavily populated areas and no changes or upgrades would have to be made to a network to begin using them as rainfall gauges. All that would be needed to begin making rainfall maps would be agreements between cell carriers and scientists that work in areas where such maps are needed, e.g. Africa, South America, etc.The researchers next plan to harvest data that covers longer periods of time with a goal of creating annual rainfall maps, which they say could help improve weather forecasting. Validation of daily link-based rainfall maps. Credit: PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 TRMM maps flooding along US East Coast from massive stormcenter_img More information: Country-wide rainfall maps from cellular communication networks, PNAS, Published online before print February 4, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217961110 AbstractAccurate and timely surface precipitation measurements are crucial for water resources management, agriculture, weather prediction, climate research, as well as ground validation of satellite-based precipitation estimates. However, the majority of the land surface of the earth lacks such data, and in many parts of the world the density of surface precipitation gauging networks is even rapidly declining. This development can potentially be counteracted by using received signal level data from the enormous number of microwave links used worldwide in commercial cellular communication networks. Along such links, radio signals propagate from a transmitting antenna at one base station to a receiving antenna at another base station. Rain-induced attenuation and, subsequently, path-averaged rainfall intensity can be retrieved from the signal’s attenuation between transmitter and receiver. Here, we show how one such a network can be used to retrieve the space–time dynamics of rainfall for an entire country (The Netherlands, ∼35,500 km2), based on an unprecedented number of links (∼2,400) and a rainfall retrieval algorithm that can be applied in real time. This demonstrates the potential of such networks for real-time rainfall monitoring, in particular in those parts of the world where networks of dedicated ground-based rainfall sensors are often virtually absent. © 2013 Phys.org Explore further PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQuality0SpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreen 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.last_img read more

Tryst with the future

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first_img“… Man is a social animal”  explores Pierre Bourdieu (french sociologist, 1930-2002) in La distinction, what is the meaning of this quote in a country of over a billion people and made up of 35 States? Relationships between people, men and women, generations, different social conditions, compared to the environment, this exhibition program seeks to explore these interactions, live acts, links, trade, exchanges, the differences that make us interested in the other as a subject of another possible ‘me’. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Painting-Bordeaux in association with Niv Art Centre and Alliance Française de Delhi presents the International Contemporary Art Festival, East-West. Exhibitions and cultural events will be held at Alliance Francaise de Delhi, Japan foundation, Korean cultural centre and Niv Art centre in the Capital from March 19. From East to West, 17 internationally selected artistes from India, France, Germany, Afghanistan, South Korea and Japan cross their fields of experimentation through the variety of their artistic practice (Street Art, Performance, Installation, Photography, Dance, Video Art, Painting ) to present a cutting-edge program of original exhibitions settle for the first time in India. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe list of artistes include B Ajay Sharma (India) -Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy (India) -Dirk Baumanns (Germany) -Enora Lalet (France) -Ema Kawanago (Japan) -Green Riot (France) -Hanifa Alizada (Afghanistan) -Koustav Nag(India), Melodie Serena (France) -Midhun Gopi (India) -Monkey Bird (France) -Narae jin (South Korea) -Priyesh Trivedi (India) -Rahul Gautam (India) -Rinku Chauhan (India) -Rouge (France).Social Animals (Alliance Française) East-West Art Festival is an ambitious project of sharing experiment through the eyes of the next generation artistes who, for the time of an exhibition, invite you to discover an alternative view of our world. As Enora Lalet (France) and her ‘cooking faces’, culinary and olfactory performances where the spectator becomes consumer, Dirk Baummans (Germany) squeezed man who is devouring by consequences of actions that he himself instigated, Ema Kawango (Japan) who in her series ‘Salaryman’ interfere us in different aspects of the Japanese society or Green Riot (France) who explores human ecosystems through his green graffiti (recently presented in New Delhi)  and much more artistes to discover through the exhibition. From East to West, several internationals artistes cross their fields of experimentation around the anthropological concept, through the diversity of their artistic practice they’re exploring human social relations, the place of an artist/citizen in a networked urbanity but also their integration in a changing and complex living environment.The East-West program brings together artistes from different nationalities living in different countries, but linked by the need to search and query his membership in a system / ecosystem as a definition of his own condition.Where: Alliance Française, 72 Lodi Estate,When: On from March 19last_img read more

Energy and Resources Institute to showcase project on EVs

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first_imgKolkata: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will showcase a project on how Blockchain can be a driver to foster adoption of electric vehicles in the state at the two-day Global Blockchain Congress which is being organised by the state Information Technology & Electronics department at Biswa Bangla Convention Centre on Tuesday and Wednesday.The project is assuming significance as Bengal is looking forward to use more of E-Vehicles (EV) to reduce Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifepollution. “One of the major concerns of the prospective customers of electric vehicles is regarding the battery getting completely discharged while travelling for longer distances. This deters a customer from purchasing an EV over a fossil fuel based vehicle. In-order to overcome the lack of charging infrastructure and better utilisation of existing infrastructure, our ‘Blockchain’ based application would enable individuals to share their private EV chargers with other EV customers (nearby to their homes), thereby increasing utilization of privately-owned EV chargers,” an official of TERI said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedHe elaborated on the peer-to-peer mode of communication and that nearby EV owners within proximity can use such individual EV chargers to charge their car batteries before they run out. “The owner of an EV charger could make their chargers available to the public during the day time, when chargers are not being used by them. In return, they can be incentivised for lending offers to other EV owners through set protocols,” the official added. TERI is one of the 10 organisations out of 200 applicants, whose model has been selected for the programme.last_img read more

SSKM turns saviour for elderly patient

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first_imgKolkata: For the first time in the history of any government hospital, SSKM Hospital installed the most advanced and one of the most expensive pacemakers on a patient, made possible thanks to the robust health service schemes introduced in the state by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Md Asik Alam (66) had his pacemaker infected for two consecutive times and the doctors had no option other than implanting a leadless pacemaker on the right ventricle of his heart. Alam and his family members became reluctant after they came to know that a leadless pacemaker would cost them around Rs 10 lakh in top private hospitals in the city. There was no other option except the installation of a leadless pacemaker on the wall of the right ventricle to save the life of the elderly patient, who is a resident of Berhampore in Murshidabad. SSKM Hospital turned saviour for the patient and the operation was conducted free of cost. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedA leadless pacemaker is a small self-contained device looking almost like a capsule that is inserted in the right ventricle of the heart. According to the doctors at SSKM, a pacemaker had been installed on the right side of Alam’s chest by a private hospital in the city around eight years ago. After six years, the pacemaker got infected and the patient was brought to the hospital, where the doctors mounted another pacemaker on the left side of his chest. But the patient developed similar complications as the second one also got infected. A team comprising doctors from both the Cardiology and Cardiothoracic and Vascular surgery (CTVS) departments conducted the operation. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose”This is the first time a government-run hospital has implanted a leadless pacemaker on a patient completely free of cost. It has become possible due to the comprehensive healthcare system launched by the state government. Poor people are being benefitted by the schemes,” said a senior cardiologist at SSKM. The doctors also said that this is a late infection. Generally infection develops within 1-2 years from the date of operation. But in this case, the pacemaker got infected years later. In a conventional pacemaker, the pulse generator is connected to the right atrium and right ventricle through leads in case of a dual chamber pacemaker. While in case of single chamber pacemaker, the leads are connected either to the right atrium or the right ventricle. The patient has already been released from the hospital and is doing fine, doctors said.last_img read more

Help find missing Bubbles

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first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Contact Frank on 0640996432 if you have any information that could help.Click to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! Please help find Bubbles. Bubbles is a miniature Doberman-cross that went missing in Colenso recently. He is an elderly dog and has been known to wander off. He was last seen being picked up by strangers in Colenso. It is assumed that the people who picked him up thought he was a stray. A reward has been offered on Bubbles’ return. His owners are in desperate need to find him, so let’s get together and reunite Bubbles with his owners.last_img

Foreign Investors Pulling Out of US Housing Market

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first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market A sluggish U.S. housing market and tighter currency controls by the Chinese government caused the dollar volume of homes purchased by foreign buyers from April 2018 to March 2019 to drop 36%, according to a report by CNBC.The information, released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), added that the decline was due to a drop in the volume and average price of purchases. Foreigners bought 183,000 properties valued at $77.9 billion, which is down from 266,800 properties valued at $121 billion in the prior year. According to CNBC, foreigners paid an average price of $286,600 for properties, and while higher than the median for all existing homebuyers ($259,600), it is down from the average of $290,400 the previous year. “A confluence of many factors—slower economic growth abroad, tighter capital controls in China, a stronger U.S. dollar and a low inventory of homes for sale—contributed to the pullback of foreign buyers,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist. “However, the magnitude of the decline is quite striking, implying less confidence in owning a property in the U.S.”The Chinese were the leading buyers for the seventh-consecutive year, buying an estimated $13.4 billion in residential property, which is a 56% decline from the previous year. The recent political climate may also be causing the Chinese to pullback on U.S. real estate, with real estate agents in California reporting less demand from prospective Chinese buyers. “We call it the Trump effect. It’s a combination of anti-Chinese political rhetoric, a clampdown on visa processing, and of course tariffs,” Carrie Law, CEO and Director of Juwai.com, said in a recent interview with CNBC. “The Trump effect is undercutting some of the primary drivers of Chinese demand for U.S. property, including buying homes for students who are studying in the U.S. and the country’s reputation as a safe investment.”Canadians purchased $8 billion worth of profit, and were followed by Asian Indian ($6.9 billion), United Kingdom buyers ($3.8 billion), and Mexican buyers ($2.3 million).  2019 Housing Market foreign investors 2019-07-17 Mike Albanese 16 days ago 270 Views center_img Foreign Investors Pulling Out of U.S. Housing Market Sharelast_img read more

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