Shimla: One person was killed and 45 more injured when a bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge in Kullu district Thursday, police said. The accident took place near Shalang village in Lag Valley of Kullu, they said. Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus, Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri and Sub Divisional Magistrate Anurag Chandra Sharma were at the spot of the accident, an official spokesperson said, adding that the injured were undergoing treatment at a regional hospital. The family of the deceased was provided Rs 40,000 as interim relief by the district administration, he added.
The third phase of Lok Sabha elections today will mark polling in 117 constituencies spread across 13 states and two Union Territories. While all constituencies of Kerala, Gujarat, Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu will vote in the third phase, some seats from UP, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Assam will join the fray with a solitary seat of Anantnag in Jammu & Kashmir witnessing second part of its three-phase voting. Due to security concerns, polling in East Tripura was deferred from the second phase to the third. A number of key constituencies feature in the third phase as stalwarts of the political spectrum fight it off to secure the maximum seats. A comprehensive win for either Congress or BJP in the third phase will be significantly beneficial in the cumulative tally with regional parties hoping to amass a significant share. In Gujarat, as many as 573 candidates are in the fray for 26 Lok Sabha seats. While the state campaigning in BJP’s bastion has been largely around Modi and his second term, making local BJP candidates irrelevant, there is no Modi from Vadodara this time. However, one simply cannot rule out party president Amit Shah making his electoral debut from Gandhinagar replacing senior leader LK Advani. BJP continues to maintain a strong hold on Gujarat’s urban constituencies – Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot – which means that it should not be much work for Shah. But same may not be the case in the Saurashtra region, North Gujarat and the tribal belt. Adding uncertainty on a certain land for BJP is the outcome of the December 2017 assembly polls where BJP won a closely fought battle by a whisker. Agrarian distress remains the single-largest issue in the state with Modi sure that Gujarat will provide a similar mandate as it did back in 2014 when BJP swept all seats. Kerala remains a battleground mainly between Left Democratic Front and Congress with BJP set to play spoilsport by dividing the vote. Congress and its allies will be hoping to better their 2014 tally with Congress fielding party president Rahul Gandhi from Wayanad. While Thiruvananthapuram rests in the capable hands of Shashi Tharoor, Pathanamthitta may see BJP score some brownie points due to Sabarimala row following its inclusion in their manifesto. But even so, it is likely that BJP draws minimum seats in the southern state while Congress and Left front fight it out for a majority. Goa’s two seats will see a traditional fight between BJP and Congress but it is Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) which will be instrumental in deciding whose way Goa goes. While BJP recovers from the setback of Parrikar’s demise, MGP has backed two of Congress’s candidates making it an opposite picture of 2014 when it aided BJP in winning the South Goa seat. It has been touted that livelihoods affected by mining ban will decide the fate of Goan politics. Maharashtra will see some of NCP strongholds voting today with NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter, Supriya Sule contesting from the party’s bastion in Baramati. Comprehensively, Maharashtra, across phases, is set for a BJP-Shiv Sena combine against NCP-Congress one. While Congress-NCP combine has been dominant in the state’s sugar belt, befitting challenge from BJP-Sena might change the narrative being the dominant force in the 2014 elections. Maharashtra faces a visible farmer discontent which may twist the outcome. Karnataka will see allies Congress and The Janata Dal (Secular) (JD-S) up against BJP who has a stronghold in most of the 14 constituencies that will poll today. Uttar Pradesh is set for a massive showdown with both BJP and Congress’s chances being reduced drastically by a strong SP-BSP-RLD, especially with the election being held in the Yadav belt. Samajwadi Party strongholds of Mainpuri, Badaun, and Sambhal will likely see an alliance victory, all the more since Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav, and Akhilesh Yadav’s stage presence has given their alliance the much-needed boost. Mainpuri will be especially challenging for BJP which has never won there. Also Read – A compounding difficultyBJP’s Jaya Prada is contesting against SP’s Azam Khan in Rampur with the latter having served a 72-hour ban for controversial comments on his actor-turned-politician competitor. With mob-lynching and anti-incumbency influencing people’s mandate, BJP’s chances appear slim despite their landslide victory in the assembly polls in 2017. In Chhattisgarh, while BJP is all set to fight the anti-incumbency by removing all of its sitting MPs, it faces stiff competition from Congress owing to their recent victory in assembly polls and subsequent delivery of poll promises. The mood that marked Congress’s return to power after 15 years is likely to be carried over to the Lok Sabha polls. In West Bengal, a four-way competition between TMC, Congress, BJP and CPI will most probably split the results, though Congress and TMC are likely to share the spoils. In an ally-centric battle, Bihar will see BJP allies Janata Dal (United) (JDU) and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) lock horns with Congress allies Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Vikasheel Insaan Party (VIP). Lower Assam’s 4 seats will be eyed by Congress and the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) with both seeking favour over their abject objection to BJP’s rigid stance on Citizenship Amendment Bill. In the militancy-hit region of Anantnag, the second part of the three-staged poll will be held with security measures beefed up due to volatile districts – Shopian, Anantnag, Kulgam and Pulwama – in the segment. Phase 3 will be crucial to the grand outcome and mandate will aptly reflect the underlying local issues. What is essential for today’s phase three is a greater voter turnout after Anantnag witnessed a comparatively low turnout with other states doing moderately better. It should not be forgotten than voter turnout can single-handedly change the narrative of mandate and hence it is important that every last citizen comes out to vote.
BARCELONA, Spain — Spain is preparing to hold its third parliamentary election in less than four years. But even though the exercise is familiar, uncertainty surrounds the election’s outcome.Polls indicate a substantial share of voters, about one-third, hadn’t decided by the final week of campaigning how they would mark their ballots on Sunday.Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is hoping for a strong mandate to stay in the office he assumed 11 months ago when a no-confidence vote ousted his conservative predecessor.A rising populist party also confounds confident predictions at the other end of the ideological spectrum. The Vox party is expected to give the lower chamber of the Spanish parliament its first lawmakers from the far right since the 1980s.___Aritz Parra contributed to this report from Madrid.Joseph Wilson, The Associated Press
29 April 2010The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission supporting the 2005 agreement that ended the decades-long north-south civil war in Sudan, stressing the need to complete all remaining tasks under the peace pact. The Security Council today extended for another year the mandate of the United Nations mission supporting the 2005 agreement that ended the decades-long north-south civil war in Sudan, stressing the need to complete all remaining tasks under the peace pact. In a unanimously adopted resolution, the 15-member body decided to extend the UN Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) until 30 April 2011, “with the intention to renew it for further periods as may be required.”The Council stressed the importance of the “full and expeditious” implementation of all elements of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which ended 20 years of fighting between the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) separatists in the south and the national Government in the north. The parties achieved a key milestone of the agreement – which ended a conflict in which at least 2 million people were killed and some 4.5 million more driven from their homes – with the holding of national elections earlier this month, the first of their kind in 24 years.In addition, referenda are expected to be held next year to determine whether the south secedes or remains as part of Sudan, as well as on the status of the disputed, oil-rich area of Abyei.The Council requested UNMIS to play a lead role in assisting in the preparations for the January 2011 referenda, and urged the international community to provide technical and material assistance as requested.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his latest report on UNMIS, said significant challenges remain in the preparation for the referenda. “Although the parties to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement have shown increasing political will to address referendum-related issues, they have made little concrete progress in establishing arrangements that would be required no matter the outcome of the referenda,” he wrote. The Council also today deplored the “persistent localized conflict and violence” and its effect on civilians, especially within Southern Sudan, while underscoring the importance of UNMIS making full use of its authority and capabilities to provide improved security to affected groups.In a related development, UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky told reporters today that UNMIS is investigating a recent incident in the border area of Western Bahr El Ghazal and Southern Darfur states, where there was a significant, but still unconfirmed, number of casualties reported.While the mission is communicating with the parties concerned, verifying the reports on the ground has been difficult from both the north and the south, he said.“The mission calls on all parties concerned and in line with the mandate of the mission to ensure full access to the area, to help establish the facts and defuse tensions,” stated Mr. Nesirky, adding that the safety and security of civilians remains the primary responsibility of the Government of National Unity and the Government of Southern Sudan.
Canada’s main stock index was higher Thursday with traders encouraged by strong manufacturing data from China and earnings reports that beat expectations.The S&P/TSX composite index was ahead 43.94 points to 13,287.26 as Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd jumped 13 percent on estimate-beating quarterly results and a higher production forecast.The Canadian dollar was down 0.39 of a cent to 95.91 cents US after falling almost nine-tenths of a cent Wednesday after the Bank of Canada indicated that interest rates hikes are even further away than thought while revising downward its economic forecast through 2015.New York markets were higher amid solid earnings from automaker Ford with the Dow Jones industrials was ahead 63.96 points to 15,477.29, the Nasdaq gained 9.65 points to 3,916.73 and the S&P 500 index edged up 2.46 points to 1,748.84.Buyers were encouraged by an HSBC survey showing that China’s manufacturing activity was higher than expected in October.HSBC’s main index rose to a seven-month high of 50.9 points from 50.2 per cent in September — anything above 50 indicates expansion. The consensus in markets was for a more modest rise to 50.4.The manufacturing data was released a day after markets were pressured by concerns over the country’s banking sector, mainly due to a hot real estate market, that could prompt a tightening in monetary policy.The Chinese data failed to boost commodity prices. But the base metals sector ran up 2.1 per cent even as copper fell one cent at US$3.25 after sliding seven cents Wednesday.Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK.B) shares were ahead $1.29 to $30.70 as the miner reported a third quarter adjusted profit of $252 million, or 44 cents per share, which was far better than analyst estimates but down sharply from the same time last year as prices for all of its principal products have fallen. Coal prices fell 28 per cent in the third quarter compared to a year ago, while copper prices slid eight per cent.Bullion rose with the December contract ahead $11.10 to US$1,345.10 an ounce and the gold sector gained 3.25 per cent.Goldcorp Inc. (TSX:G) advanced 94 cents to C$27.51 as the company posted net earnings of US$5 million, down from US$498 million in the same period last year, while revenue dropped to US$929 million from US$1.3 billion. That amounted to a penny per share for Goldcorp shareholders, compared with 61 cents per share last year. Costs were $992 per ounce of gold, with an average realized gold price for the quarter of $1,339 per ounce compared to $1,685 per ounce during the year-ago quarter.December crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 68 cents to US$96.18 a barrel after sliding $1.44 Wednesday on data showing a much higher than expected buildup in U.S. inventories last week. The energy sector was ahead 0.3 per cent.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE) reports its third-quarter operating earnings were $313 million, or 41 cents per share, missing estimates of 48 cents a share. The company says its refinery operations were hampered by low prices but operating cash flow from oil production was up 40 per cent to $915 million, thanks to higher output and higher realized prices. Its shares rose 16 cents to C$30.85.The telecom sector was the weakest group, down almost one per cent as Rogers Communications’ (TSX:RCI.B) said that third-quarter adjusted net income was up one per cent from last year, rising to $501 million or 97 cents a share, a penny ahead of expectations. Operating revenue was slightly below estimates, growing two per cent to $3.22 billion and its shares declined $1.09 to $45.99.Investors also took in major acquisition in the telco sector. Telus (TSX:T) announced after the close Wednesday that it has bought wireless company Public Mobile for an undisclosed figure. The primarily talk-and-text service has 280,000 customers in Ontario and Quebec. Telus climbed 54 cents to $36.31.A major loser on the TSX was Wi-LAN Inc. (TSX:WIN). Its stock plunged $1 or 24.5 per cent to $3.08 after a jury in Texas ruled against the Ottawa-based company in its patent infringement case against Apple Inc. Wi-LAN has licensed its intellectual property to more than 270 companies worldwide that are involved in the manufacture or sale of a wide range of communication and consumer electronics products.
NEW ORLEANS — The federal government will offer 77.8 million acres (31.5 million hectares) in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development on Aug. 21.An Interior Department statement says the lease sale will include 14,585 tracts. They’re in water 3 to 231 miles (5 to 370 kilometres) offshore and in water from 9 feet to more than 2 miles (3 to 3,400 metres) deep.Until August 2017, the Interior Department held separate lease sales for the Gulf’s most active area and tracts off Texas. They were consolidated under an Obama administration plan created because bidder numbers were dwindling.In March , 78.5 million acres (31.7 million hectares) were offered and about 1.3 million acres (0.5 million hectares) drew $244.3 million in high bids. The high bid total was about 37% above the previous sale’s and nearly double the March 2018 figure.The Associated Press
According to the adopted resolution –put forth by the United States– the Council expressed deep concern that toxic chemicals have been used as a weapon in Syria which was the conclusion with a “high degree of confidence” by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) Fact-Finding Mission. To that end, the Council reiterated that the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon would constitute a violation of Council resolution 2118 (2013). Under the text, the Council recalled its decision that Syria “shall not use, develop, produce, otherwise acquire, stockpile or retain chemical weapons, or, transfer, directly or indirectly, chemical weapons to other States or non-State actors.” Member also reiterated that no party in Syria should use, develop, produce, acquire, stockpile, retain, or transfer chemical weapons. Additionally, the Security Council expressed support for the OPCW Executive Council decision of 4 February 2015 to continue the work of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission, in particular to study all available information relating to allegations of use of chemical weapons in Syria. Members welcomed the intention of the OPCW Director-General to include further reports of the Mission as part of his monthly reports to the Security Council.Stressing that those individuals responsible for any use of chemicals as weapons, including chlorine or any other toxic chemical, must be held accountable, the Council called on all parties in Syria to extend their full cooperation to the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission. Lastly, the Council also recalled its decisions in resolution 2118, and in this context decides in the event of future non-compliance with resolution 2118 to impose measures under Chapter VII of the UN Charter.
Mr Justice Francis ruled Dr Hirano, a professor of neurology at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York, could be named in media reports.Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates want the judge to rule the 11-month-old, who suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage, should be allowed to undergo a therapy trial overseen by Dr Hirano in New York.Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, where Charlie is being cared for, say the therapy is experimental and will not help. Charlie’s parents, who are in their 30s and come from Bedfont, west London, have already lost battles in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London.They have also failed to persuade European Court of Human Rights judges to intervene.The couple say there is new evidence and want Mr Justice Francis, who in April ruled in favour of Great Ormond Street and said Charlie should be allowed to die with dignity, to carry out a fresh analysis of their case.Mr Justice Francis is considering their claims at a hearing in the Family Division of the High Court in London.Dr Hirano gave evidence, via a link from New York, on Thursday.The judge said he wanted to hear what Dr Hirano believes has changed since he gave his ruling in April.Dr Hirano said he has clinical data which was not available in April and he still believes the therapy is “worth trying”.The doctor estimated a 10% chance of improvement in muscle strength and a “small but significant” improvement in brain function. US specialist Michio HiranoCredit:PA An American specialist who has offered to treat Charlie Gard is due to examine the terminally-ill baby next week, a judge has heard.Michio Hirano is scheduled to visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in London on Monday and Tuesday and discuss the case with specialists treating Charlie, Mr Justice Francis was told.It came after the High Court judge lifted an order which barred journalists from revealing the name of the American specialist. Show more But journalists have argued naming Dr Hirano will be in the public interest – and he has now said he has no objection to being identified as the doctor involved in the case. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. They say life support treatment should stop.Mr Justice Francis had made an order barring journalists from naming Dr Hirano or saying where he was based early this year, shortly after litigation began.Charlie’s parents had said they were worried publicity might put pressure on Dr Hirano. Terminally-ill 10-month-old Charlie GardCredit:
Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. A global chickpea shortage has caused the price of a tub of hummus to soar by almost 30 per cent, according to experts.The Grocer found that the price of the average tub of hummus rose over a year from £1.14 in January 2017 to £1.47.This is a price increase of 33p, which is 29 per cent.Some hummus manufacturers have blamed supermarkets for the price rise.The price of a 250g tub of Me Too! hummus has gone up by 12p, and 19p for a 500g pot.Brand founder Ramon Hazan explained: “We have a quality product which we believe is worth paying more for. However, we do need to strike a balance which ensures we are competitively priced and makes us accessible to as many consumers as possible.”We would not want to lose customers as a result of retail price inflation.” Tasneem Backhouse, joint managing director at EHL Ingredients, told The Grocer: “‘Chickpea prices increased during 2017 and remain high.”Demand is strong from every market and currently there isn’t enough supply to go around. This is driven by poor crops in some of the main producing origin nations over the past 12 months.”This comes after last year’s UK hummus crisis, in which a factory default resulted in “fizzy, metallic-tasting” spread which had to be pulled from shelves. this is why i love living where i do.. it’s all kicking off at a hummus shortage!! @Morrisons they are coming for you!! 64 comments .. 🤔😂 pic.twitter.com/UFkBo9huOP— Nicola (@nicciped) January 8, 2018
SMT Scharf AG has indirectly acquired an interest in 100% of the shares in RDH Mining Equipment, based in Alban, Canada, through its wholly-owned subsidiary SMT Scharf Corporation, also based in Alban, Canada. With this acquisition, SMT Scharf AG is further pursuing its corporate strategy and strengthening its market position as an integrated system provider in the underground logistics area. The purchase price amounts to around C$8 million (corresponding to approximately €5.17 million).A small proportion of the purchase price will be rendered in treasury shares of SMT Scharf AG, with the rest being paid in cash. For the cash component, SMT Scharf AG had at its disposal funds from the capital increase that SMT Scharf AG successfully realised in November 2017. The CEO of SMT Scharf AG, Hans Joachim Theiss, explains the background to the takeover: “With its portfolio of diesel and electric vehicles for non-coal and salt mining as well as tunnel construction sites, RDH possesses outstanding product expertise in this niche. The takeover forms an ideal augmentation of SMT Scharf’s portfolio to include rubber-tyre vehicles and gives us an even broader positioning in the market. By aggregating the international sales and after-sales expertise of SMT Scharf with the acquired product program, we can achieve far-reaching synergies in the international hard-rock and tunnel markets, and further boost capacity utilisation across our Group.”RDH has specialised in high-quality underground equipment for mining and tunnel construction for more than 30 years and has been especially active in the North American market to date with a revenue share averaging above 50%. Its varied product range extends from jumbo drilling equipment through to so-called load-haul-dump machines (LHDs), scissor lifts and low-loaders. Since 2011, the company has been one of the pioneers in battery-driven non-coal underground mining equipment. With around 50 staff, RDH generated sales of C$14.5 million (equivalent to around €9.6 million) in its fiscal year ending April 30, 2017.“For SMT Scharf as one of the worldwide leading providers of transport solutions and underground logistics systems, the acquisition of RDH Mining Equipment represents an important strategic milestone to further advance our growth. We are convinced the takeover will exert a positive effect on our sales revenue and earnings trends in the current financial year,” forecasts Theiss.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Summer Zervos has won the rights to take the President of the United States to court on Thursday after a New York appellate court ruled for the defamation case to go ahead.Ms Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, is bringing a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. She was among the 19 women who publicly accused the president of sexual misconduct during the 2016 campaign.He denied the allegations and called the women liars, which prompted Ms Zervos to take him to court.READ MORE: Pro-Trump Greeks. Not as far-fetched an idea as it seemsPresident Trump had argued that the case should be postponed until he is out of office because of immunity that he has as a president. The appellate court rejected this argument, and judges wrote: “We reject defendant President Trump’s argument that the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution prevents a New York State court – and every other state court in the country – from exercising its authority under its state constitution. Instead, we find that the Supremacy Clause was never intended to deprive a state court of its authority to decide cases and controversies under the state’s constitution.”The decision means that President Trump may have to sit for a sworn deposition, which is currently scheduled for June.
Google pourrait quitter la Chine le 10 avrilChine – Google aurait définitivement fait le choix de quitter la Chine. Les rumeurs prétendent que le géant américain préparerait son départ, prévu pour le 10 avril.Google aurait donc décidé de mettre sa menace à exécution. Se plaignant d’attaques virtuelles récurrentes et des lois de filtrage du web de la Chine, le numéro un de la recherche sur Internet pourrait en effet abandonner très prochainement Google.cn. La firme serait en train de préparer son départ, prévu pour le 10 avril, et une annonce à ce sujet pourrait être faite dès lundi. Pour le moment, Google n’a pas confirmé ces rumeurs, mais les médias chinois et américains estiment qu’il y a de grandes chances pour que le géant américain passe à l’acte. Actuellement, les recherches sont encore filtrées, notamment pour les sites politiques et pornographiques, conformément à la loi chinoise.Le 19 mars 2010 à 11:47 • Emmanuel Perrin
Dogs dressed as frontiersmen, crustaceans and various food items raced, rolled and sang their way across the Ross Off-Leash Dog Recreation Area during DOGPAW’s annual Dogtoberfest event Saturday in Vancouver.Dogtoberfest included a costume contest, along with various doggie Olympics events such as best tail-wag, best kisser, best singer and best tricks. Besides providing dogs and their owners a play date, the event served as a valuable tool in recruiting new members for DOGPAW, chairwoman Kathleen Hansen said.You can learn more about DOGPAW by visiting clarkDOGPAW.org or calling 888-899-0025.The Dog Owners Group for Park Access in Washington, an all-volunteer nonprofit based out of Vancouver, runs five parks in Clark County, each of which is between six and eight acres in size. The Hazel Dell location where Dogtoberfest occurred Saturday is at Northeast Ross Street and 15th Avenue.The organization needs $5,000 in annual donations per park to pay for maintenance and upkeep, Hansen said. Memberships are $15 for singles and $25 for families. The organization has around 700 members, she added.Organizers cancelled one of Dogtoberfest’s biggest moneymakers — the lure course for sight dogs such as greyhounds — when the motor that propels mechanized rabbits and squirrels failed, Hansen said.
WILMINGTON, MA — Below are the real estate transactions in Wilmington that occurred from April 17, 2019 to April 23, 2019:Address: 2 King StreetPrice: $685,000Buyer: Dylan & Taylor SempleSeller: Samuel & Siddhi ChhoengDate: 4/19/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 16,000sfAddress: 6 Leonard LanePrice: $900,000Buyer: Shonna & Jonathan ScalfaniSeller: Kenneth & Jill ChisholmDate: 4/19/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 35,401sfAddress: 44 Nathan RoadPrice: $925,000Buyer: Peter & Lauren HaistSeller: Andrew & Nancy BarrDate: 4/19/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 60,871sfAddress: 4 Seneca LanePrice: $672,500Buyer: Srujith & Nikhlia KudikalaSeller: Kevin & Barbara MurrayDate: 4/17/19Use: 1-Family ResidenceLot Size: 25,000sfLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedRecent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Recent Wilmington Real Estate TransactionsIn “Business”Wilmington Real Estate Transactions (Week of August 13, 2019)In “Business”
Kyle Hopkins, Digital Director, KTUU–Channel 2 Devin Kelly, Reporter, Alaska Dispatch News KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m.Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 14, at 6:00 p.m. On this week’s Alaska Edition, Zachariah Hughes sits down with reporters to take a look at crime rates around Alaska and discusses certain trends that may be indicative of deeper issues. Listen Now:HOST: Zachariah HughesGUESTS:
Defending champions Australia start off their campaign to regain the world title against a relatively weak opposition in Afghanistan at Bristol on June 1. However, the Afghans have done enough in their brief ODI history to make the Aussies and every other team wary. They have a trump card in the form of Rashid Khan whose success or failure may well decide the course of the match.When and where to watchBeing the second match of the day, this contest will begin at 1:30 PM local time and 6 PM IST. It will be telecasted on Star Sports 3 and streamed online on Hotstar. PreviewA lot of people are interested in this match, but not because of what is expected to happen on the field. The curiosity relates to the kind of reaction David Warner and Steve Smith are expected to get when they make their return to international cricket, that too, in front of an English crowd.When Steve Smith scored a hundred in a warm-up game, he got booed by the people in attendance. While some English players have requested the fans to not be so uncharitable, the English crowds are known to have a mind of their own.But looking at the match, Australia should record an easy win. Their batting order was looking quite solid even before the re-emergence of Warner and Smith. Aaron Finch scored heavily in the last ODI series of his team while Khawaja has been pumping out runs with great prolificacy since the 5-match rubber in India.Now the question is: Where will Warner bat? He is bound to be in top-3. Smith would come at no. 4 and by his century in the practice game has proven that he hasn’t lost his value in ODI cricket. Shaun Marsh and Glenn Maxwell might be next with Alex Carey finishing off the top-7. However, if Australia want a seamer as their fifth bowler, Marcus Stoinis may get in.The bowling would consist of Mitchell Starc, the hero of the last World Cup with his deadly speed and yorkers, and Pat Cummins, one of the very best in the World. Whether Aussies pick two spinners or one depends upon the nature of the wicket. If there is a bit of dryness, both Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon would play. In case only one is needed, it will be tough to choose between Zampa and Lyon as both have done well. The former gives away runs but picks up wickets while Lyon is great for controlling the game through accurate bowling. The comeback of David Warner will be something keenly watchedDaniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesFor the third seamer’s spot, there are three options: Nathan Coulter Nile, Jason Behrendorff and Kane Richardson. None of the three have set the stage on fire but could be good as a partner with Cummins and Starc.On the Afghanistan side, the hopes would rest on Rashid Khan. But he won’t be alone among spinners. Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been good in recent times. A collective effort would be required from all of them. The pace bowling department of Afghanistan would be followed closely to see how Hamid Hassan, making a comeback into the team does. Among their batsmen, hopes are high from Hazratullah Zazai, a dashing, aggressive batsmen who has played some great knocks in T20 cricket. The likes of Hashmatullah Shahidi and Asghar Afghan are also expected to rear up the Afghan innings. But they will have their task cut out against the Cummins and co.Essentially, we are looking at an easy win for the 5-time world champions. But who knows, there may be a surprise in store. The hope for Afghans lies in Rashid’s bowling. If he can bamboozle the batsmen in this match, they will have an opprtunity, if not, it’s a foregone conclusion. Players to watchDavid Warner: Away from international cricket for more than a year, Warner doesn’t seem to have lost his great ability. After performing well in the IPL, he might want to make a big statement in the World Cup.Hamid Hassan: When Afghanistan first appeared on the international scene in the 2010 World T20, Hassan was the most impressive performer. He could bowl genuinely fast, reaching speeds up to 140/kph+. It would be interesting to see if he has maintained that pace.Predicted XIsAustralia: Aaron Finch (C), David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey (WK), Nathan Lyon, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell StarcAfghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Asghar Afghan, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (C), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Hamid Hassan
June 11, 2016 Register Now » Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The internet is an example — for better or worse — of the freedom of expression. Yet, people find ways to insulate themselves on social media sites and elsewhere on the web.People might unintentionally find themselves in a “filter bubble” — that is, only reading and / or engaging with content that confirms their views and opinions. Consider, for instance, what sites you head to for news (besides Entrepreneur, of course), if you use anti-tracking software and the types of posts and comments you put online. All of these aspects of your digital life might be signs of being in a filter bubble.The digital echo chamber can lead people to stop expanding their horizons and learning new information. Therefore, Hyper Island, a company that focuses on educational programs and courses as well as innovation consulting for companies, put together an infographic to help raise awareness of these filter bubbles. Check out the flowchart below to find out the level of insulation you experience online.Click to EnlargeRelated: Is Workplace Culture Overrated? (Infographic) Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 1 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Some South Koreans are easing the “Dog Days of Summer” by embracing a tradition of eating dog meat to help survive a heat wave gripping the country.Animal rights activists, meanwhile, packed themselves into wire cages to protest the eating of dogs.Tuesday is the day South Koreans traditionally eat dog meat and other foods that they believe will help ease the heat by increasing their stamina. Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family The Yonhap news agency says Seoul is currently undergoing the longest period of time with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) since 1994.Dog meat restaurants in Seoul say they served more customers than usual on Tuesday.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Comments Share 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X Mercure Beijing Downtown With the launch of the brand new Mercure Beijing Downtown last week Accor is celebrating its 400th hotel in the Asia Pacific, since its launch in the region back in 1982.Beijing’s new property is also the 670th Mercure property to open globally, as well as the 99th Mercure to open in the Asia Pacific region, says Accor.“The first 100 hotels took 18 years to achieve and since these early days, the momentum has accelerated significantly with 300 hotels being celebrated in late 2007 and now just two and a half years later the 400th hotel milestone,” said Michael Issenberg, Accor Asia Pacific Chairman and COO.Since Accor’s launch in the Asia Pacific back in 1982, the property group has expanded to 15 countries throughout the region. This year Mercure will launch almost 40 properties, and will celebrate entrance into new and emerging countries including India with the Mercure Hyderabad (80 rooms) and Mercure Lavasa (150 rooms); and Vietnam with the Mercure Hue Gerbera (110 rooms) and the Mercure Hado Hanoi (250 rooms).In total Accor operates 670 Mercure brands in 50 countries.
AI Foundry 2019-07-12 Seth Welborn in Headlines, News 21 days ago 284 Views AI Foundry Launches Mortgage Document Model AI Foundry, an artificial intelligence (AI) platform company, recently announced the launch of its mortgage document model, adding new functionality to its Cognitive Business Automation Platform. According to AI Foundry, it incorporates the “latest in AI, machine learning and machine vision to deliver a higher level of automated classification and data extraction capabilities.””This document model capability will enable the mortgage industry to use AI to replace multi-week manual processes, so that mortgages can be processed from ‘application to underwriting’ in days, not weeks.”“The model enables any lender to upload its loan application material and in return receive fully indexed and extracted data within seconds. The model delivers 95 percent accuracy and was trained on more than 100,000 mortgage documents, 300 document types and 2,000 data extractions to date, using both cognitive and deep neural network techniques,” said Peter Piela, Ph.D., Head of Solution Development at AI Foundry. “The percentage of accuracy using our vision technology is comparable to human manual processes, while legacy text classification approaches fall well short of this at roughly 80 percent accuracy. The impact of using our document model means significant time savings for the lender and the replacement of expensive manual processes with far more efficient automated ones.“In addition to the document model, the platform contains a powerful rules engine that allows clients to create intelligent robotic agents to automatically monitor completeness, integrity and compliance. The rules engine enables users to make actionable inferences that trigger remedial events early in the document-processing and exception-handling phases, thereby reducing overall cycle time and the cost of remediation,” added Piela.AI Foundry’s plan is to make the document model available to customers as part of the Cognitive Business Automation Platform, so they can use the existing model as well as augment the capabilities of the base model to solve specific mortgage workflow processes.AI Foundry has been selected to present and demonstrate this new technology at the VentureBeat Transform Showcase Expo, July 10, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Share