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Owaisi Vinod Kumar file LS nominations in Telangana

first_imgHyderabad: AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi and TRS leader B Vinod Kumar were among those who filed nomination papers Monday for the April 11 Lok Sabha elections in Telangana.Owaisi is seeking a fourth straight term in the lower house of Parliament, from Hyderabad constituency. Vinod Kumar, who was Deputy Floor Leader of TRS (Telangana Rashtra Samiti) in Lok Sabha, entered the fray from Karimnagar, where he is the sitting MP. The TRS is yet to name the candidates for the elections but Vinod Kumar was among the contenders who were given the go-ahead to file nominations by the party president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, TRS sources said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’With the ruling TRS making it clear that it would back his candidature, Owaisi seems to be on a strong wicket in this Muslim-dominated segment, a stronghold of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. The Congress and the BJP are yet to name their candidates for this constituency, represented by Owaisi since 2004. The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee had earlier recommended to the party central leadership to field Mohammad Azharuddin, among others, in Hyderabad constituency, but party sources have indicated that the former India cricket captain is not keen to contest here.last_img read more

Tunisia since the fall of Ben Ali

first_imgTUNIS – Key events in Tunisia since the revolution that drove president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali out after 23 years in power and sparked popular uprisings across the Arab world:— 2011 —– January 14: Ben Ali flees to Saudi Arabia with his family, becoming the first Arab leader to step down in what later becomes known as the “Arab Spring.”– February 25: 100,000 people stage an anti-government demonstration in Tunis. Clashes as police stations are torched and ransacked. – March 1: Moderate Islamist movement Ennahda legalised.– October 23: Ennahda wins 89 of the 217 seats in a new constituent assembly after Tunisia’s first free election.– December 12: Secular opposition leader Moncef Marzouki, a fierce rival of Ben Ali, elected president.— 2012 —– June 11-12: Unrest triggered by an art exhibition that includes works deemed offensive to Islam. The government blames hardline Salafists and old regime loyalists.– September 14: Four people killed in clashes at the US embassy amid protests over an anti-Islam film.– October 18: A local coordinator of the opposition party Nidaa Tounes is killed by a mob in Tatouine, southern Tunisia.– November 27-December 1: 300 injured in clashes in Siliana.— 2013 —– February 6: Prominent opposition leader Chokri Belaid shot dead, sparking deadly protests and a political crisis.– July 25: Opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi shot dead. His family blames Ennahda, which denies the charge. Demonstrations in Tunis and elsewhere, including Brahmi’s birthplace, Sidi Bouzid.– August 2: The army announces a “huge” air and ground operation against Islamist militants in the Mount Chaambi area along the Algerian border. The government accuses Tunisia’s main Salafist movement Ansar Asharia of links to Al-Qaeda.— 2014 —– January 3: Parliament begins voting on a new constitution after months of deadlock.– January 9: Clashes between hundreds of demonstrators with police and troops in the central town of Kasserine, amid rising social discontent. Protests and strikes have multiplied since late 2013.– January 10: Mehdi Jomaa is tasked with forming a caretaker government of independents a day after Islamist prime minister Ali Larayedh resigns.Jomaa’s designation was agreed to in mid-December as part of a bid to end the crisis that began with Brahmi’s killing.last_img read more

In Case of Fire… a Story About Restoring Voice Services

At present, AT&T is in the process of replacing telephone poles with buried fiber, ensuring greater resiliency and more reliable services with greater capacity.The district has strategically consolidated schools based on factors such as anticipated number of returning students, functional connectivity, and, of course, whether buildings are occupiable.In addition, PUSD is deploying a software-defined WAN with mesh connectivity between district buildings and LTE failover. It’s provisioning DID service over SIP trunks, with redundant connections. See All in Case Studies » Could the district have been differently prepared? Maybe, but all in all, dedicated response, quick thinking, and creative solutions by staff and service providers got Paradise back up and running quickly, ultimately leaving the district in a better position than before the fire. 1024px-Camp_Fire_oli_2018312_Landsat.jpg Kudos to all involved for responding quickly and committing to success. Because the fire also affected the AT&T central office, initial attempts to forward old numbers to new ones or implement redirect recordings on the old numbers were unsuccessful. With new phone numbers at the temporary district office and most Paradise residents without connectivity, the PUSD had no way to broadcast the new Chico phone numbers quickly to evacuated Paradise residents. AT&T was eventually able to forward the old main numbers to the new ones, and temporarily disconnect the other related numbers at the site to avoid charges for non-working numbers. Paradise Union School District (PUSD) was quick to find space in Chico for district office employees. AT&T responded promptly, installing new lines at the temporary location in a matter of days. The Avaya IP phone system, found intact in the PUSD district office in Paradise, was transported by vehicle from Paradise to Chico and installed in the temporary location. Once the temporary lines were connected to the relocated phone system, school district employees were able to communicate with each other and the outside world. “SCTC Perspectives” is written by members of the Society of Communications Technology Consultants, an international organization of independent information and communications technology professionals serving clients in all business sectors and government worldwide. Aerial view of fire that destroyed Paradise, Calif., in November 2018 Turning Emotion into Call Center Data Michelle Burbick June 05, 2017 Talkdesk rolls out sentiment and mood feedback mechanisms, with one early user, ParkWhiz, reporting drastic improvement in ability to capture customer satisfaction ratings. After several months, some school buildings were cleared for occupancy and the district began planning for the return of staff, educators, and students. Occupying a school, however, required working telephone service at each building. Even with the central office up and running, physical connectivity between it and the schools hadn’t yet been restored… the telephone poles that had burned down still needed to be replaced. The Paradise, Calif., fire in fall 2018 wiped out an entire town in an instant. Once the district office was up and working, PUSD set up temporary school locations in Chico, ensuring students would be able to complete their education for the year. With temporary services up and running, long-term planning began in earnest. While it took several months to determine when services might be restored, and in what order, the bigger question became how many residents would return… and when. Many residents have returned and, after recent rains, burn areas are showing new growth. Life has returned to Paradise. In the immediate aftermath, local government and school districts temporarily relocated to Chico, the nearest city with functioning infrastructure, to regroup. Once the temporary offices were up and running, the next question was determining which telecommunications services in Paradise were still functioning, and what should be done with them. sctcperspective_Small.png Because Paradise is remotely located with limited physical infrastructure and access, the fire not only ate up every building in its path, but also took out telephone poles (yes, these still exist), local carrier access boxes, and even an AT&T central office. Cellular service, often sketchy before the fire, was suddenly overwhelmed with emergency personnel looking to implement disaster protocols and people trying to locate loved ones. All of this became infinitely more complex simply because limitations imposed by geography and terrain had dictated how infrastructure was laid out. Tags:News & ViewsVoice Services Recoverydisaster recoveryCase StudiesConsultant PerspectivesNews & ViewsSCTC Articles You Might Like Once services were up and running, Paradise had a unique opportunity to rebuild infrastructure across the city. Lack of physical connectivity, coupled with the voice connectivity requirement for occupancy, PUSD deployed a Verizon Mobile VoIP solution for use until AT&T could restore dial tone at each occupied building. Log in or register to post comments read more

WatchCMHC head issues sharp defence of mortgage stress test as calls grow

Last month, CIBC World Markets Inc. deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal released a report showing that the new mortgage stress tests accounted for at least half of the $25-billion decline in new mortgages started late last year. Tal argued the test was necessary, but could be made more flexible by taking into account rising interest rates, for example.Last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer promised to “re-work” the stress test “that have pushed the dream of home ownership out of the reach of so many Canadians across this country.”Siddall called out critics who have asked for the stress test to be eased and other measures, like offering 30-year mortgage terms.These measures would inflate property prices by up to one to two per cent in Canada’s large cities, he said, as well as stimulate more borrowing.“My job is to advise you against this reckless myopia and protect our economy from potentially tragic consequences,” he said, asking the committee to “look past the plain self-interest” of the Canadian Home Builders Association, the Mortgage Professionals Association of Canada and the Ontario Real Estate Association. The CEO of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation is forcefully defending mortgage stress test rules and warning federal policy makers to hold the line amid calls for the measure to be changed.“The stress test is doing what it is supposed to do,” wrote president and CEO Evan Siddall in a letter dated Thursday to the Standing Committee on Finance, calling out accusations of unintended consequences.The stress test requires would-be borrowers to show they would still be able to make payments if faced with higher interest rates or less income. It first applied to insured mortgages or those with down payments of less than 20 per cent of the purchase price with a variable rate and a term of less than five years. IMF urges Canada to resist pressure, stay course on mortgage stress test Housing market no longer considered highly vulnerable after prices ease, CMHC says Stephen Poloz’s ‘call to arms’ for mortgage market shakeup is something worth fighting for In Oct. 2016, Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau extended it to five-year mortgages. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions amended the B-20 rule starting January 2018 to include uninsured mortgages or those with a down payment of more than 20 per cent.The goal of the measures is to lower house prices and protect Canadians from borrowing too much money.“Housing affordability is CMHC’s raison d’etre and we will consistently argue for that,” Siddall wrote.Changes to the stress test requirements starting in 2010 have helped keep house prices 3.4 per cent lower nationally than where they otherwise would have been, he said.“Critics of the stress test ignore the fact that high house prices are the overwhelming reason why home ownership is out of reach.”Some groups and economists have called for changes to the B-20 as property sales and house prices fall across Canada.My job is to advise you against this reckless myopia and protect our economy from potentially tragic consequencesEvan Siddall read more

Ours en hibernation une physiologie cardiaque adaptée

first_imgOurs en hibernation : une physiologie cardiaque adaptéePubliée dans la revue Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, une étude américaine sur les ours en hibernation montre chez ces animaux des adaptations physiologiques uniques pour prévenir tout accident cardiaque lors de ces périodes de vie au ralenti.Accoutumés aux échocardiogrammes, des ours grizzly élevés depuis leur naissance à l’Université d’état du Washington ont livré les secrets de leur hibernation à des chercheurs de cette institution et de l’Université d’État de Californie de Long Beach. Hibernant 5 à 6 mois de l’année, l’ours voit son rythme cardiaque passer de 84 à 19 battements par minute, ce qui entraîne une accumulation du sang dans les quatre cavités du cœur. La pression accrue peut alors dilater le muscle cardiaque, le fragiliser et entraîner un arrêt cardiaque par congestion.À lire aussiInfarctus : définition, signes et symptômes, causes, comment réagir face à un infarctus ?Pour éviter cela, le muscle du ventricule gauche se raidit, empêchant l’étirement mais demandant du même coup un effort accru à l’oreillette gauche, qui pousse le sang vers ce ventricule. C’est alors qu’intervient la myosine, une protéine existant en 2 “versions” : l’alpha, qui produit une contraction musculaire plus rapide mais légèrement plus faible, et  la bêta, produisant une contraction plus lente et plus puissante.”Nous avons constaté que le muscle de l’oreillette gauche produit d’avantage de protéine alpha pendant l’hibernation, ce qui a comme conséquence un battement légèrement plus faible (…), qui empêche l’oreillette d’être endommagée pendant qu’elle pousse contre le ventricule raidi”, explique le Pr Bryan Rourke. Quand l’ours émerge de son hibernation, le rapport entre les deux types de protéine revient à la normale et la contraction – dite contraction atriale – redevient “standard”.”Les ours ne sont pas un modèle parfait pour l’être humain, mais la manière dont le cœur d’un ours peut s’adapter pourrait être utile dans la compréhension des maladies humaines”, conclut le Pr Rourke.Le 13 février 2011 à 11:58 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Oldest Homo Sapien Fossil Found Upending Part of History

first_img Earliest this week it was reported that scientists had found the earliest known homo sapiens fossils in Morocco, potentially upending parts of our evolutionary history.Just about everyone knows that humans evolved in Africa — that much hasn’t changed. But for some time, the prevailing wisdom was that we were birthed by some “cradle” in modern day East Africa. Analysis of the new fossils suggest that not only did homo sapiens evolve a bit earlier than previously thought, but that we evolved all over the African continent — not just in the East.It’s important to stress homo sapiens instead of humans here because anthropologists typically refer to any species in the genus homo “human.” So homo erectus? Human. Neanderthals? Humans too. That’s where some of this stuff can get confusing. Humans have been around for a little more than a million years. Our species, homo sapiens, evolved around 300,000 years ago. Last, we have behaviorally modern humans — i.e. the sub-species homo sapiens sapiens. These folks are… well… us. That transition happened about 50,000 years ago. That primer aside, let’s return to the paper.As many scientists suspected, these earliest specimens of our species look — physically, at least — a lot like us. But, their brains were structurally distinct from ours. Both our squishy grey bits and their’s run about the same size — 1500 cubic centimeters — but the earlier humans’ heads were also more elongated. It’s hard to say for sure, but given how distinct our transition from a more basal head shape, like the longer, thinner face of a chimp, has been thought to important somehow. We could be wrong, of course, but the fossil record clearly shows our brains getting rounder in a few areas around the same time that we began developing more complex tools.In any case, these findings are nothing short of remarkable. The jaw and teeth are in good condition. They’re preserved well-enough that we can distinguish key anatomical features showing that we’re looking at us and not say, a Neanderthal. Plus, the bones were found with flint that was traced back to a quarry not too far away from the discovery site. This was particularly exciting because for years we’d been finding similar flint tools all over Africa that date to around 300,000 years. We had no idea where they were, but this adds evidence to the hypothesis that we had already spread all over the continent and had active, albeit loose, networks stretching hundreds of miles. Alternatively, it may be that we simply had far greater interaction with other human species — we could have made or traded tools with them.And it’s these flint blades that have been critical to us dating the site at all. Thermoluminescence, a type of fairly accurate dating when dealing with some older objects. It turns out that when stones or ceramics are fired, they leave behind chemical markers. We can use those to calibrate our “clocks” and look at other nearby things and estimate their ages. Unless you’re in a unique environment, you can generally expect that objects in the same sedimentary layer are from the same time. So, given that these bones were found with flint knives that were last burned some 300,000 years ago, we can pretty confident these bones and teeth are at least that old.Again, it’s worth stressing just how amazing all of this is. Any one of these discoveries on their own, would be huge. But in one go, we’ve discovered super-old human fossils, in a new area, that clearly show modern humans have specialized brains that older versions of us didn’t and that we found the source for an array of tools we’ve discovered all over Africa.“My reaction was a big ‘wow,’”Jean-Jacques Hublin, a researcher on the team that made the discovery, told the Guardian. “I was expecting them to be old, but not that old.”“This gives us a completely different picture of the evolution of our species. It goes much further back in time, but also the very process of evolution is different to what we thought,” Hublin added. “It looks like our species was already present probably all over Africa by 300,000 years ago. If there was a Garden of Eden, it might have been the size of the continent.” UN Report: 1 Million Species Face Extinction Due to HumansOstensibly Carnivorous Species of Shark Actually Prefer Salads Stay on targetlast_img read more

716 WWE RAW Preview Extreme Rules fallout Brock Lesnar ultimatum SummerSlam build

first_imgFacebook Twitter Jason Namako RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WWE RAW is live tonight from Buffalo, New York.Set for tonight is the fallout from last night’s Extreme Rules PPV and the beginning of the build to the SummerSlam PPV in five weeks’ time.Also advertised is Brock Lesnar’s response to RAW GM Kurt Angle’s ultimatum that he either show up on the broadcast tonight to agree to terms to defend the WWE Universal Championship or Angle will officially strip him of the title.Wrestleview.com will have live coverage of RAW beginning at 8:00 PM ET.ATTENTION: @HeymanHustle#RAW GM @RealKurtAngle has just given YOUR CLIENT #UniversalChampion @BrockLesnar an ultimatum regarding the #UniversalTitle!!! #ExtremeRules pic.twitter.com/g4K2QEMiSk— WWE (@WWE) July 15, 2018 Google+ WWE Draft confirmed to be taking place as a two-night event starting on October 11 center_img Pinterest Wrestleview Weekly: Predictions for tonight’s Clash of Champions event in Charlotte WhatsApp WWE RAW Ratings: Viewership sees a 15% drop against the return of Monday Night Footballlast_img read more

BSE closes points 7626 up on Jan 27

first_imgBSE closes points 76.26 up on Jan 2713K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 76.26 up on Jan 2713K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 76.26 points up to stand at 29,355.10. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 16.15 points up to stand at 8,851.75. JETAIRWAYS and EDELWEISS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 14.74% and 10.25% along with SPARC and MAX with an increase of 10.00% and 9.34% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GSFC and FSL with a decrease of 11.94% and 7.09% along with UNION BANK and GRUH with a decrease of 5.45% and 5.04% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 265.19 points at 20,371.97. The Indian currency is up 0.22% at Rs 61.46 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 76.26 points up to stand at 29,355.10. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 16.15 points up to stand at 8,851.75. JETAIRWAYS and EDELWEISS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 14.74% and 10.25% along with SPARC and MAX with an increase of 10.00% and 9.34% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GSFC and FSL with a decrease of 11.94% and 7.09% along with UNION BANK and GRUH with a decrease of 5.45% and 5.04% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 265.19 points at 20,371.97. The Indian currency is up 0.22% at Rs 61.46 per dollar.last_img read more

Who is Purvi Modi Nirav Modis money manager on Interpol list

first_imgReutersPurvi Modi, absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi’s 44-year-old sister, has been issued a red corner notice (international equivalent to an arrest warrant). She has been charged with ‘money laundering’ for her brother Nirav Modi.Purvi Modi is a Belgian national. She was first named in a chargesheet in March where she was charged with laundering money and the alleged proceeds of crime generated by defrauding the Brady House branch of Punjab National Bank in Mumbai.The charge sheet released by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) states that Purvi Modi can speak English, Gujarati, and Hindi.According to reports, Nirav Modi trusted Purvi Modi to handle his illegal money. Nirav Modi had two trusts and a few shell companies through which Purvi Modi conducted the transactions.How did Purvi Modi help launder money?Nirav used his Hong Kong holding company Firestar Holdings Limited to make investments outside India. Purvi Modi acted as the de facto manager of the Hong Kong company. The US investigators told India Today, “Purvi Modi Mehta was the de facto manager of Hong Kong operations which was the controlling entity of Nirav Modi companies in Europe and US.”In addition to handling the Hong Kong operations, Purvi Modi also controlled shell companies in the British Virgin Islands to launder money. The two companies were Pavilion Point Corporation and Link High International.  Purvi Mehta also owned a Hong Kong shell company Fine Classic FZE.The US investigators went on to say, “Nirav Modi used a company named Bailey, Banks & Biddle Retail (BBB) and Twin Fields Investments Ltd to launder the loan money fraudulently obtained from Punjab National Bank.”Purvi Modi was also the settler of two trusts, the Ithaca trust and Nirav Modi Family Trust, which routed money for Nirav Modi. The beneficiaries of the money were Nirav Modi, his wi, e and two children.Purvi Modi also played a major role in purchasing two New York Central Park apartments. Reports say that she paid for one of them through her Bank of Singapore account.Purvi Modi and Neeshal Modi (Nirav and Purvi’s brother) have been given a deadline of September 25, 11 am to present themselves at the Fugitive Economic Offenders Act court in Mumbai.A red corner notice was also issued to Mihir Bhansali, Nirav Modi’s key person and the director of Firestar Holding Limited. Nirav Modi is currently in the United Kingdom.  Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:10Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:09?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img Who is Nirav Modi, and how did he commit the Rs 11,000 crore fraud?last_img read more

How to gain access to the God of War Ascension multiplayer beta

first_imgIf you want to try the new God of War game but don’t want to buy a copy of Total Recall on Blu ray, Sony has a solution for you. It may not be the single player section of the game, but Sony is giving you two ways to access the God of War: Ascension multiplayer beta this winter.Firstly, if you’re a member of PlayStation Plus, you’ll get instant access to the beta. If you’re not a member of PlayStation’s premium service, there is another way, and it’s also the only way to get into the beta a week early, too.On God of War’s official website a new social experience called The Rise of the Warrior has launched, it’s essentially a hidden object game as you must search for clues with your mouse. These clues can then lead to tweets from someone called The Giver who will get you to answer a riddle, as well as other secret challenges.Playing The Rise of the Warrior not only gives you early beta access when it becomes available, but it also unlocks special armor and weapons only available through this game. You’ll even get yourself 30 days worth of free PlayStation Plus content. To play, simply head to the GOW website and connect using either Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. Then choose your username and the site will randomly assign you to the Trojan army or the Spartan army. The web-based game is also fully compatible on Android and iOS devices, so you can earn your army points on your phone or tablet, too.The multiplayer beta promises to show off game mechanics which have never been seen before in GoW, so to get access a week early, get a month free of PS Plus, and earn in game items certainly makes playing The Rise of the Warrior worth it.More at PlayStation Bloglast_img read more

See David Harbour in Full Hellboy Gear and Daniel Dae Kim Talks

first_imgStay on target MovieBob Reviews: ‘Hellboy’‘Hellboy’ and the History of Heroes From Hell The Mike Mignola-backed Hellboy reboot is underway, which means we get to see David Harbour in full costume. While we’re all going to miss Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman, Harbour looks fantastic as the half-demon hero. And if his performance in Stranger Things is anything to go by, he’s going to be a great Hellboy. The photo comes from the movie’s Twitter account, and now I can’t wait to see this Hellboy in action.center_img Holy crap #Hellboy #FirstLook pic.twitter.com/dpryXiHDHE— Hellboy (@HellboyMovie) September 13, 2017There are a few differences from Ron Perlman’s version, but not as many as you might think. Mignola’s design for the hero has remained pretty consistent over the years, so Hellboy’s look wasn’t going to change too much. He does have less of a forehead ridge and a different hairstyle than in the Guillermo del Toro flick. It’s hard to tell, but there might be fewer prosthetics all around, though obviously just as much makeup. It’s a lot less cartoony-looking that Perlman’s version, and the Fist of Doom has a more metallic look this time around. It’s also less chunky, which makes it look like more of a natural fit on Harbour’s body. Mignola has promised that the reboot will be much darker than del Toro’s movies. I guess that explains those nasty-looking scars on Hellboy’s chest. I wonder if we’ll see how he got those.Daniel Dae Kim (Photo by Ewen Roberts, via Wikimedia Commons)In other Hellboy news, Daniel Dae Kim confirmed that he will take over the role of Major Ben Daimio and addressed Ed Skrein’s decision to step down from the role following backlash over his casting. Daimio is Japanese-American, and clearly drawn as being an Asian man in the comics. The decision to cast a white man in the role raised an outcry over yet another example of Hollywood whitewashing. Skrein, who said he didn’t realize the character was meant to be Asian when he took the role, stepped down and encouraged the studio to cast someone more culturally accurate. That someone turned out to be Kim.“I applaud the producers and, in particular, Ed Skrein for championing the notion that Asian characters should be played by Asian or Asian American actors,” Kim said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “He could not have addressed the issue more elegantly, and I remain indebted to him for his strength of character… I’m excited to confirm that I’ve officially joined the cast of Hellboy. We start shooting today and I’ll be playing Ben Daimio, alongside our very talented cast, headed by David Harbour, and director, Neil Marshall. Thank you for all the supportive tweets and comments, especially in light of the recent events surrounding its original casting.”Daimio is a member of the Bureau of Paranormal Research, like Hellboy. He has the power to turn into a jaguar when he’s angry or in pain. Hellboy is currently in pre-production, with full production set to begin later this month. This morning, a release date for the R-rated reboot was announced. Hellboy currently has no release date set.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more

Study shows economic studies done in lab offer similar results to those

first_img There has been some debate in the economics field regarding the validity of economic experiments done in the lab due to the constrained environment in which they are conducted. Until now however, as the research pair point out, very few if any studies have been done to find out if such concerns are warranted—to find out, they designed and conducted a study on earlier studies.The study consisted of analyzing the results of studies done on what is known as the spillover effect—where productivity in a group goes up if just one member of a group increases his or her productivity. The research pair found data from 34 such studies, 11 done in the lab and 23 in the field over the past fifteen years, and compared the results. They found only very small differences, suggesting that the work done in the lab was every bit as valid as the work done in the field.Charness and Fehr suggest that there is a reasonable explanation for the results—it is because those conducting work in the lab add aspects to their studies to counter the effects of the lab environment. Incentives can be added, they note, or volunteers can be used that are not university students, or by offsetting the impact of behavior changes that result from being observed by offering comparisons to workers that do their work in the real world under observation. For this reason, they suggest the results found by Herbst and Mas likely apply under other scenarios as well, which might be enough to cause some scientists to change their views on lab studies. Explore further Citation: Study shows economic studies done in lab offer similar results to those done in the field (2015, October 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-10-economic-lab-similar-results-field.html Great results in the psych lab — but do they hold up in the field? Journal information: Science (Phys.org)—A pair of economics researchers has found evidence that suggests that economic studies done in the lab offer results that are comparable to those done in the field. In their paper published in the journal Science, Daniel Herbst and Alexandre Mas with Princeton University, describe how they compared study results that used one or the other of the two methods and why they believe what they found likely translates to other studies as well. Gary Charness and Ernst Fehr with the Universities of California and Zurich respectively, offer a Perspective piece on the work done by the research pair in the same journal issue and offer some ideas on why the results from such studies were found to be similar. 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. © 2015 Phys.org More information: D. Herbst et al. Peer effects on worker output in the laboratory generalize to the field, Science (2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9555last_img read more

1 dead as vehicle rolls on Bergville road

first_imgA life was lost when a vehicle crashed and rolled on the Bergville road this afternoon (Sunday).The driver allegedly lost control of the vehicle.Police, Sharaj Ambulance Services, EMRS, RTI, and Fire & Emergency Services were on scene.It took officials over an hour to clear the scene. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

US Russian troops get green light to train Nicaraguan forces

first_imgNo related posts. MANAGUA — Nicaragua’s legislature Tuesday gave a green light for US and Russian troops to take part in joint exercises to train local forces fighting drug traffickers and organized crime.The legislature voted 66-20 to approve the operations on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. No dates were immediately given.The United States and the former Soviet Union waged a proxy war in the Central American nation during the 1980s. Current Sandinista President Daniel Ortega was among the country’s revolutionary leaders back then. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

Allfemale bloc runs in Palestinian elections

first_img Parents, stop beating yourself up Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement The difference between men and women when it comes to pain “Men here traditionally want their women to stay at home, and when they allow them to go out to work, they send them to do traditional jobs like teaching,” said Maysoun Qawasmi, the 43-year-old group leader, who entered the race this week. “But we want them to go further, to work like men in all possible jobs they can.”The group is fielding 11 previously independent candidates for the Oct. 20 vote. Should the bloc succeed in garnering significant public support, the women hope to ultimately unite and form an official political party.But the women are well aware of the challenges they face in conservative Palestinian society, and the chances of an all-woman ticket performing well at the polls _ for now at least _ appear slim.Qawasmi said the candidates are campaigning door-to-door to attract what they see as their natural electorate _ fellow women. If elected, Qawasmi promises to open women-only facilities, like a sports club _ an idea that has faced opposition by religiously conservative Muslims in Hebron who believe it is immodest for women to play sports.She predicts her group could nab three out of the Hebron council’s 15 seats, and she has ambitious hopes that after the vote, when the council chooses the mayor, she will be selected for the post. Comments   Share   Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Associated PressHEBRON, West Bank (AP) – A new group running for municipal elections in Hebron is offering residents an alternative to politics as usual in the conservative West Bank city: Women at the helm, instead of men.The all-female list, which is called “By Participating, We Can,” is gearing up for next month’s vote with a campaign that aims both to win at the polls and to convince voters that women can lead just as well as men. 4 ways to protect your company from cyber breaches These elections are the first in the city of 200,000 since 1976. Local polls held elsewhere in 2005 were cancelled in Hebron, and current mayor Zoher Esaili was installed by Fatah in a bid to prevent its rival Hamas, an Islamist group which has broad support in the city, from winning the post.Hamas and Fatah had a violent falling out in 2007, and now separately govern the West Bank and Gaza Strip, respectively.Qawasmi’s group is up against a Fatah list and independents. Hamas is likely to sit out the vote pending reconciliation with Fatah, which could slightly increase Qawasmi’s chances.Highlighting the challenge the party faces before the vote, even female Hebron residents were skeptical of the all-woman group.“It’s a daring step. I’m proud of them, but to be practical I will vote for another party headed by a man,” said Rawya Sarsour, a first-year university student.Construction worker Ali Nathshe was blunt about his opposition: “They will fail.”Even if the group doesn’t make it into the council, Qawasmi believes her campaign will still emerge victorious by showing that women can indeed lead just as well as men.“We will open the door for women in Hebron to struggle for their rights,” Qawasmi said. Sponsored Stories A journalist for the Palestinian news agency Wafa, Qawasmi also holds training sessions to empower Palestinian women in the West Bank. She wears a hijab, or headscarf, but also dons pants and a blouse, and describes herself as secular.At a recent meeting at Qawasmi’s Hebron home, the group’s members took turns sharing their personal stories of success. Liyana Abu Asheh, 28, said she worked as a civil engineer, stunning locals by helping pave the streets, and now runs her own private business. Asma Deis, 38 and recently widowed, said she’s opening a small cleaning materials factory on her own to support her five children.“Women can make the impossible possible,” Deis said.While Qawasmi’s bloc is unique in its composition, women have long been politically active in Palestinian politics, and some hold office in the government run by the Palestinian Authority. There are six female ministers in the 24-member Cabinet of Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. In the 132-member Palestinian legislative council, there are 17 female lawmakers.But other indicators show that women in Palestinian society have largely retained traditional roles. Only 16 percent of women in the West Bank are employed, and in Hebron the number drops to 10 percent. If the women’s bloc were to win seats, it would likely challenge taboos in Hebron and beyond. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

US home prices rose at steady pace in March from year ago

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Higher prices have not yet convinced enough owners to list their homes for sale, which could limit purchases during the spring selling season. Would-be buyers have fewer homes to choose from, which has sparked bidding wars in many cities. The median home sold in just 39 days in April, according to the National Association of Realtors, compared with 52 in March.At the current pace of sales, the supply of homes would last just 5.3 months, below the six months that is typical in a balanced market. The number of homes for sale fell 0.9 percent in April from a year earlier, the Realtors’ group said last week.Sales of existing homes have improved in recent months after a sluggish 2014. Yet they dropped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.04 million in April, the Realtors said.Home prices have risen for 34 straight months, according to the Case-Shiller 20-city index, after plummeting during the housing crash and recession. They are still about 15 percent below the peak reached during the housing bubble.David Blitzer, chairman of S&P’s index committee, said prices are rising at a faster pace than their long-term trend. They also rose more quickly in the past 12 months than average hourly wages, which were up just 2.2 percent. Men’s health affects baby’s health too Comments   Share   Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose at a steady pace in March, pushed higher by a limited supply of houses for sale.The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 5 percent in March from 12 months earlier, the S&P said Tuesday. Prices increased at the same pace in February.Home values are rising at a faster rate than incomes, potentially pricing many would-be buyers out of the market. Yet current increases have moderated from the double-digit gains of late 2013 and early last year. How men can have a healthy 2019 Sponsored Stories Top Stories Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober That is “narrowing the pool of future home-buyers,” Blitzer said. Yet those trends may slow price gains in the coming months, he added.“I would describe this as a rebound in home prices, not a bubble and not a reason to be fearful,” Blitzer said.The biggest increases were in San Francisco and Denver, where prices rose 10.3 percent and 10 percent from a year ago, respectively. All 20 cities recorded price gains from the previous year. Cleveland and Washington, D.C. saw the smallest gains, with prices up 1 percent in both cities.Prices jumped 0.9 percent in March from February, up from a 0.5 percent increase in the previous month. That likely reflects strong sales in March. The monthly changes aren’t adjusted for seasonal factors, such as the increase in sales that typically occurs in the spring.The Case-Shiller index covers roughly half of U.S. homes. The index measures prices compared with those in January 2000 and creates a three-month moving average. The March figures are the latest available.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Indian Railways promote digital payments

first_imgThe Ministry of Railways, in order to promote digital and cashless transaction has initiated some additional package of incentives and measures, which became effective from January 1, 2017.The Ministry has instructed Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras (YTSKs) to install POS machines and accept payments through all banks debit and credit cards for issuing both reserved and unreserved tickets. They have also been encouraged to accept payments through other modes like UPI, USSD, e-wallet, Aadhar enabled payments system.Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Seva (JTBs) have also been instructed to accept payments through other modes like UPI, USSD, E-wallets, Aadhar enabled payments system to issue unreserved tickets. Five percent discount will be allowed for booking of Retiring Room through digital means like using debit/credit cards.A discount of 0.5% in the base fare of season tickets (monthly, quarterly, half-yearly, yearly) over suburban section shall be granted in case the payment is made through digital means like a debit card, credit card etc. Other charges such as MUTP surcharge, Mela surcharge, service tax etc, if applicable shall be levied separately on the base fare arrived at after giving the 0.5% concession.last_img read more

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