Mumbai: Private equity and venture capital investments jumped a healthy 51 percent in February to touch $2.6 billion, driven by higher number of large deals, says a report. According to the data collated by consultancy Monday, February saw investments worth $2.6 billion across 61 deals and exits worth $472 million involving 10 deals. Both investments and exits were supported by improvement in deal activity in listed securities as stability in financial markets after the volatility in the previous few months, it noted. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepIt observed that February saw nine large deals worth $1.8 billion as against four large deals worth $655 million in February 2018 and four large deals totalling $1 billion in January 2019. Softbank and Carlyle’s $415 million investment in Delhivery was the largest deal in the month and also the largest PE/VC deal in the logistics sector ever, it said. During the month, two buyouts worth $262 million compared to four buyouts worth $273 million a year ago. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsStartup investments stood at $156 million across 32 deals, down 52 percent from $325 million across 31 deals. Credit investments were at $548 million,the highest in previous 12 months on the back of a $350-million debt funding into ReNew Power by Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the US government, it said. Financial services was the top sector with $712 million across 13 deals in February 2019 as against $619 million across 13 deals in February 2018, followed by logistics with $470 million across four deals as against one deal of $2 million in February 2018, recording its highest ever monthly investment on the back of the large investment in Delhivery. E-commerce with $35 million across five deals against $362 million across nine deals a year ago, which is generally among the top sectors recorded a sharp decline in deal value, it observed. It noted that exits were at $472 million, almost three times the value recorded in February 2018, on the back of a rebound in open market exits in wake of the volatility in the stock markets subsiding. There were four open market exits worth $351 million, more than three times the value recorded in the same month last year and highest in past six months, it said, adding there was also one PE-backed IPO that saw Goldman Sachs and Kuwait Investment Authority-backed Chalet Hotels listing. The largest exit in the month saw Bain Capital and GIC selling 5 percent in Genpact for $324 million, it added. It observed that funds worth $285 million were raised and fund raise plans worth $779 million being announced. India Life Sciences Fund raised $250 million for its third fund was the largest fund raising. “With large investments by Softbank and buyouts by funds like Blackstone, True North, Aion, the appetite of PE/VC funds for deals appears to be strong, notwithstanding prevailing uncertainties around global growth and impending general elections beginning next month. Underlying deal activity remains robust across large and mid-sized deals, although valuations appear to have corrected for many sectors compared to pre-September 2018 levels. We think 2019 could very well be one of the best vintages year for Indian PE/VC investments,” EY partner and national leader for PE Services, Vivek Soni said.
When Yaroslav Pastukhov, a Vice Media editor in Toronto at the time, gave a clandestine briefing to two drug mules recruited into his large cocaine smuggling scheme, one of the couriers — a former intern at Vice — was so nervous he secretly recorded it on his phone.Pastukhov’s own voice offering an upbeat sales pitch has now helped to sink him.The recording of the meeting, along with details of the arrest and conviction in Australia of five of Pastukhov’s drug couriers, led to his guilty plea Monday and his agreement with a detailed statement of facts outlining his role in the multi-million dollar international drug smuggling operation.It was Pastukhov’s job as a journalist with Vice that led to his involvement in cocaine smuggling, according to facts entered into the court record and agreed to by Pastukhov. Still nervous, Wang tried to back out of the Australia flight, Wang told authorities, but he was called by one of the other men at the apartment meeting. Wang said he was threatened, told that their co-conspirators were “heavy hitters” and, if he went through with the trip to Australia, Pastukhov could help Wang with his music promotion business.Nathaniel Carty, the only American among Pastukhov’s drug mules travelling on the same flight, said he met Pastukhov through a friend during the filming of Payday, a documentary series for Viceland, a TV channel owned by Vice Media, the agreed statement says.Carty said he travelled a lot for his job as a model and had always wanted to go to Australia. Pastukhov said he could “make it happen.”Pastukhov and a friend arranged for him and Pastukhov’s roommate, Jordan Gardner, to travel to Australia with cocaine hidden in suitcases. Pastukhov told him he would have to “pick up the luggage” in Vegas.Carty also got nervous and tried to back out, but Pastukhov insisted he go, he said. Gardner made similar exchanges of suitcases and a dollar bill, he said.When Carty was boarding his flight to Sydney, he noticed several passengers were carrying the same Samsonite suitcases.The Australia trip was a disaster.Nearly 40 kilos of cocaine was found hidden in the suitcases of five people all with links to Pastukhov. Each of the cocaine bricks was identically marked with a molded logo reading “Z-8.” Its estimated street value was Aus$22.6 million.All five drug mules were arrested and eventually convicted in Australia: Wang, Wade, Gardner, Carty and Kutiba Senusi.Tipped by Australian authorities, the RCMP started an investigation, codenamed Project OSockeye.Officers found that Pastukhov had recently travelled to Australia, staying for three days. He stumbled on the importation scheme while searching for a story for his job at Vice, he said when recruiting the drug couriers.Robert Wang first met Pastukhov, who was a popular music editor at the media company’s Toronto headquarters, when Wang started as an intern at Vice in the summer of 2015.Shortly after Wang’s internship ended that fall, Wang contacted Pastukhov about him promoting some emerging musical artists. The music editor invited Wang to his Toronto apartment.Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.Inside his apartment on Tyndall Avenue, Pastukhov asked Wang if he wanted a free trip to Australia to deliver packages — described as “things.”Pastukhov said he made similar trips and earned good money. Pastukhov said he, in fact, just returned from another such trip, with a friend, according to the agreed statement. He said Wang could earn up to $10,000 a trip.Wang volunteered to go.Soon after, Pastukhov texted Wang to say he found a woman for Wang to travel with to Australia, which led to a second meeting at Pastukhov’s apartment. The woman, Porscha Wade, joined Wang, Pastukhov and two other men there.Wang secretly recorded this meeting. Former Vice Media editor pleads guilty to conspiracy to import large loads of cocaine Former Vice Canada employees released on bail after being charged with conspiracy to import cocaine Canadian drug couriers with alleged ties to ex-Vice Canada editor sentenced in Australia The two couriers were told they would be flying to Las Vegas, where they would pick up new luggage to take to Australia, according to the agreed statement. One of the other men gave Wang and Wade their travel itineraries, including flight tickets and hotels. They were told how to buy “burner” phones.Wang and Wade left on their trip in December 2015, arriving first in Las Vegas. There, they received instructions from Pastukhov and others via WhatsApp messaging.Someone was coming to meet Wang at the hotel to drop off new luggage, they were told. Wade was to stay in the hotel room while Wang went to the parking lot. Pastukhov told Wang to find a US$1 bill and send him its serial number, then to hand that banknote to the people coming to meet him.In the parking lot, Wang collected four large Samsonite suitcases.Pastukhov then sent more instructions: When they got to Australia, Wang was to collect an Australian $5 note from the man who would arrive to collect the luggage. Wang was to send Pastukhov the serial number of that banknote and to be sure to bring that same note back to Canada with him.The banknotes were used as receipts to ensure delivery of the cocaine-packed luggage to the right people along its international routing. Nathaniel Carty was arrested at an airport in Australia with $3.7-million worth of cocaine hidden in his luggage. Linkedin Porscha Wade, one of the five convicted drug mules for Yaroslav Pastukhov. Robert Wang, a former Vice intern who was trying ingratiate himself with editor Yaroslav Pastukhov to boost his career, was sentenced to 6 1/2 years. Investigators with the RCMP’s Serious and Organized Crime unit interviewed the five imprisoned couriers. Two of them — Wang and Carty — gave statements, the agreed statement says.The RCMP brought back small samples of the cocaine they were caught with for testing in Canada. The samples tested between 87 per cent and 76 per cent pure.Eight months after the National Post first revealed allegations from former and current Vice employees that Pastukhov tried to recruit them to carry contraband to Australia, the RCMP placed Pastukhov under surveillance.Investigators found he had moved to Montreal and legally changed his name to Leonid Yari Farrow. On Jan. 31, 2019, he was arrested and charged. On Monday he pleaded guilty to conspiring with others to smuggle a commercial quantity of cocaine into Australia.He remains free on bail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Oct. 31. • Email: email@example.com | Twitter: Instagram Handout
by Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press Posted Aug 6, 2014 6:42 am MDT CALGARY – Athabasca Oil Corp. says a closing date has been set for the long-awaited sale of its Dover oilsands stake to a unit of PetroChina, but the Calgary-based company isn’t saying publicly when that will be or what’s behind the delay.Athabasca (TSX:ATH) had been aiming to receive $1.23-billion in proceeds from the sale by mid-year so it could turn its focus toward developing its holdings in Alberta’s promising Duvernay sale.“Both parties are jointly working towards the closing of the transaction and we have a mutually understood path to closing, including targeted timelines,” CEO Sveinung Svarte told analysts and reporters on a conference call.“We had hoped this would have been done by now, but sometimes things take longer than anticipated.”Svarte would only say that the deal would be done in a “reasonable timeframe” and that it only expects to deal with “normal closing events” from now on.He said he wouldn’t get more specific about the timing, as he’s “basically fed up” with the pressure of “meeting certain deadlines here.”Uncertainty over the Dover sale has weighed on Athabasca’s share price. But around mid-day Wednesday, the stock was up about four per cent at $6.34.A 2009 joint-venture deal between Athabasca and PetroChina covering the MacKay River and Dover projects included an exit strategy of sorts for the Canadian company. In 2012, PetroChina took full control of the MacKay River project without any significant glitches.But the process for Dover — in which PetroChina would buy Athabasca’s 40 per cent stake in the project, giving the Chinese company complete ownership — has been anything but easy.Concerns over the transaction have mounted amid Chinese reports that a handful of PetroChina officials with ties to Canada are under investigation.“We don’t know exactly the impact of that on this case,” Svarte said, adding the company has not been contacted by Chinese officials with respect to their probe.“This is not a concern for Athabasca. We conduct our business at the highest ethical standards and we adhere to all applicable laws.”Months before the most recent speculation, regulatory approval for Dover — a prerequisite for the sale to PetroChina — had been held up by a legal challenge from a nearby First Nation.Also Wednesday, Athabasca posted a bigger loss in the second quarter as it set aside $49 million to settle claims made by Phoenix Energy Holdings Ltd., PetroChina’s Canadian subsidiary.The settlement relates to the cost of abandoning old oil and gas wells at Dover and MacKay River, so that the oilsands resource there can be developed using steam-assisted gravity drainage technology.Svarte said he doesn’t believe those negotiations have held up the Dover sale, but that there were “various other reasons” why more time was needed.For the second quarter, Athabasca’s loss amounted to $56.8 million, or 14 cents per share, and compared with $30 million, or seven cents per share a year earlier.The company said it produced an average of 5,767 barrels of oil equivalent per day during the quarter with 52 per cent liquids, in line with guidance.Athabasca has about 350,000 net acres of Duvernay land. Eight horizontal wells have been drilled into the formation, with half of those producing at the end of the first quarter.The company is still looking for a joint-venture partner to help develop the Duvernay, but the Dover matter must be settled before “concrete work” on that process can continue, Svarte said.Athabasca’s 2014 capital budget remains at $527 million, Athabasca said, adding its plans will be updated once it receives the proceeds from Dover.Follow @LaurenKrugel on Twitter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Athabasca, PetroChina agree on path to closing Dover oilsands sale
The United Nations campaign highlighting the work of the world’s humanitarian workers has reached 100 million people through social media so far, the world body announced today, describing it as its “first milestone” that gets it closer to the one billion mark, which it aims to reach by World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. The campaign, ‘I Was Here,’ allows transmission of messages of support from people who have registered online across the world pledging humanitarian action, however big or small. Members of the public can then share their individual acts of good through the interactive website www.whd-iwashere.org. Organized by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the campaign has gained momentum in the past few days following the video recording – in front of more than 1,200 fans, celebrities, humanitarian workers and dignitaries – on Friday night, at the General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York, of US performing artist Beyoncé singing the song “I Was Here.’ The video of the song, which Beyoncé and songwriter Diane Warren donated to the campaign, will premiere globally on 19 August, with displays on big screens in the cities of Dubai, Geneva, Addis Ababa, as well as in New York City’s Times Square, among other locales. “Everyone can be a humanitarian. All it takes is one act to help someone else,” the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, said during the Friday night event, which was hosted by television journalist Anderson Cooper. “That’s the spirit of people helping people.” During the event, Mr. Cooper interviewing former child soldier Ishmael Beah, who fought in Sierra Leone’s civil war; Pernille Ironside, a UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) child protection officer; New York photographer Erin Dinan, whose non-profit organization One Sandwich at a Time feeds people living on the streets; and Laurent Vieira de Mello, whose father – a senior UN official, Sergio Vieira de Mello – died along with 21 other humanitarians in an attack in Iraq. The General Assembly proclaimed 19 August as World Humanitarian Day in 2008 to commemorate that attack, which took place at the UN’s offices in Baghdad’s Canal Hotel in 2003. In addition to killing 22 people, another150 people were injured. The Day aims to honour those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions, in addition to drawing attention to humanitarian needs worldwide and the importance of international cooperation in meeting those needs.
New sketches by Quenzler will be published on the Archers website and on social media after episodes during the trial week.The artist, who has worked on real cases for 30 years and supplies drawings to the British press, said: “In this case, having to work from a script, I was working from imagination. I was given a few photographs of the actors but I was reminded that obviously many listeners have conjured up their own image of how each character looks.“I was also told that the trial would be held in a typical 19th century court building so I drew the sort of panelling they might have had.””Normally I will leave the court room after fifteen minutes, then I take my notes off to a press room where I can work on my drawing. I usually have about an hour to work on it, and then it will be ready to be filmed for the lunch time news.“These took quite a lot long longer because of the research and referring back to the script.”Having illustrated many real domestic violence cases, she added: “I’m often asked if I make the accused look evil. Generally murderers don’t look like murderers. “I can’t presume anyone’s guilt, it’s not for me to do that. I’m not judging the case, I’m going strictly by what I see, and what the jury see.“Somebody might look completely benign when they may have been accused of the most awful crimes. They just look like the guy next door.”The trial of Helen Titchener begins at 7pm on Sunday, September 4 on BBC Radio 4.Charge SheetAccused: Helen Titchener (nee Archer)Charge: Attempted Murder and Wounding with Intent. Both charges relate to the night of 4 April 2016, when she stabbed her husband Rob twice in the presence of her five-year-old son Henry.Pleads: Not guilty to both charges on grounds of self-defenceMaximum sentence: Life imprisonmentVenue: Borchester Crown CourtStart of trial: Sunday, September 4**The Archers, BBC Radio 4, 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. Taking the stand later this week will be Helen’s mother Pat Archer and Rob’s mother Ursula.Perhaps the most moving moment will come when the couple’s five-year-old son Henry is called to give evidence in a case that has seen his father grievously ill in hospital and his mother thrown into a prison cell awaiting trial.But this, as listeners of BBC Radio 4’s The Archers will know, is not the latest case to appear at the Old Bailey, but the culmination of one of the most compelling storylines in the history of the long-running drama seriesIn a bid to inject further realism into the storyline, which has been both praised and criticised for its handling of the troubling question of domestic abuse, the BBC commissioned Quenzler to make a visual record of the trial.She has covered some of the most high profile court cases of recent times, including the trial of Harold Shipman, the Soham murders and General Pinochet’s extradition hearing. This is the dramatic moment abusive husband Rob Titchener faces his estranged wife Helen across the court during her trial for his attempted murder.The long-anticipated confrontation was captured by court artist Julia Quenzler as Titchener gave evidence against his wife, who stands accused of stabbing him in a domestic violence case that has gripped the nation.She is charged with attempted murder and wounding with intent after stabbing Rob in their kitchen during a heated argument. Helen Archer is played by Louiza Patikas and Rob Tichener by Timothy WatsonCredit: Pete Dadds While Rob and Helen appear in court along with key witnesses, Quenzler will produce sketches of them just as she would in a real hearing, documenting a day-by-day account of what is happening.After 60 years on air, it is believed to be the first time the Archers team has approved a visual depiction of what is happening in Borsetshire, generally preferring to leave the action to listeners’ imaginations.Fans will have a view into the courtroom just as they would in a real trial, opening with Rob Titchener taking the stand on Sunday night.The first picture, based on the appearance of Timothy Watson and Louiza Patikas, the actors who play Rob and Helen, show the couple in court during the opening of the trial. In the witness box stands Rob, smartly dressed in a suit and blue tie, being led thorugh the evidence by a barrister, while Helen, gaunt after months in custody awaiting the start of the trial, sits in the dockOther witnesses due to appear this week include PC Harrison Burns, Ian Craig, Neil Carter and surgeon Mr Ellis.The trial is expected to include some of the most dramatic scenes in the history of The Archers, with editor Sean O’Connor promising it will be “both shocking and deeply moving”.Listeners who have eavesdropped over years of sustained coercive control and abuse will be on tenterhooks to see how much the jury will hear, and whether justice is done. In this case, having to work from a script, I was working from imagination. I was given a few photographs of the actors but I was reminded that obviously many listeners have conjured up their own image of how each character looksJulia Quenzler Taking the stand later this week will be Helen’s mother Pat Archer and Rob’s mother UrsulaCredit:Pete Dadds
← Previous Story SEHA Gazprom Final 4 – The best regional sports event in 2016 Next Story → Masters World Cup 2017 with homage to the first Olympic winners – Vlado Stenzel England Handball has expressed it delight after it was announced it will receive National Lottery and Government funding from Sport England of £1.415 million for the period 2017-21.The amount is an increase of more than £260,000 on the award made for the 2013-17 period, and includes £150,000 for England Handball’s talent programme.England Handball CEO David Meli said: “Handball is in a good place and this funding will ensure the sport can continue to develop at the pace of the last four years.“A key success area for us has been the education sector. The number of teams entering our National Schools competition has increased from 25 in 2009-10 to 1,400 in 2016-17. The British University Championships has grown from 24 teams in 2012 to 70 registered for this season.“We have also seen fantastic growth in our under-18 competition in which, like our Under-16 competition, the quality gets better year-on-year.“The club system is flourishing, while we have also developed an adapted version of the game called Try Handball.”Meli was also delighted with the funding allocated to England Handball’s talent programme.He added: “Our talent pathway is already bearing fruit, an example being Josh Da Silva who has joined top-division Portuguese club AC Fafe. There is a real talented generation coming through and the funding allocated for this area is very welcome.”“Under our new strategy we see ourselves as the growth engine for the sport in England. Through our expertise, insight and knowledge, we will work with a range of partners to provide the opportunity for anyone to be part of the handball community. This will be an efficient way of continuing the growth of the sport.“Handball is the most exciting, high scoring, action packed team sport that can be played anywhere by anyone.“We want everybody to have the opportunity to be part of the excitement.”
Sep 3rd 2019, 2:59 PM 31,781 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article A 14-YEAR-old boy shot and killed all five members of his family in the US state of Alabama and then called police and confessed to the crime.Three of the victims were found dead at the scene, a house in Elkmont, Alabama, and the other two died later after being airlifted to a regional hospital.“The 14-year-old caller was interviewed and confessed to shooting all five members of his family in the residence,” Limestone County sheriff said on Twitter.“He is currently assisting investigators in locating the weapon, a 9mm handgun that he said he tossed nearby,” it said.BREAKING: Five people have been shot at a residence in the 16000 block of Ridge Rd in Elkmont. Three confirmed dead at the scene, two were airlifted in critical condition.— Limestone Sheriff (@LimestoneCoSO) September 3, 2019 The shootings occurred late yesterday. The boy in custody was not identified, and there was no immediate word on a possible motive for the murders.There are more than 36,000 deaths a year from gun violence in the United States – about a third of them homicides – according to statistics compiled by the Giffords Law Centre. Elkmont, Alabama Image: Google Earth US teenager kills five family members in Alabama shooting The 14-year-old boy called police and confessed to the crime. 55 Comments Share24 Tweet Email https://jrnl.ie/4793822 Short URL Image: Google Earth By AFP Elkmont, Alabama Tuesday 3 Sep 2019, 2:59 PM
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Recommended for you Forbes murder trial pushed to Sept Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Dec 2015 – A lot of high profile cases return to court this week including the official start to the trial of Michael Misick and nine other co-defendants, many of whom formed members of the PNP Government administration from 2003 to 2007. When it comes to the anticipated SIPT trials, they actually do not begin until tomorrow … today we understand will be devoted to training. Reports are that the trial will last six months and go through some 36 volumes of evidence. It is a sordid series of matters, where conspiracy is a common allegation related to charges of defrauding government when it comes to land sales, illegal alleged enrichment hinged on those land sales, misuse of government money and abuse of power. The goal today is for both the defense attorneys and the Special Investigation and Prosecution Team lawyers to know how to access trial documents on iPads; millions have been spent to transform the Myrtle Rigby Health Complex into a sophisticated, spacious court room which, despite numerous fights, will be run by Justice Paul Harrison. The defendants are Michael Misick, Floyd Hall, McAllister Hanchell, Lillian Boyce, Jeffrey Hall, Clayton Greene, Chalmers Misick, Lisa Hall, Melbourne Wilson and Earlson Robinson.David Smith also returns to court today; he continues to fight a US extradition order for conviction on running a Ponzi scheme through his company, Olint. Related Items:Chalmers Misick, clayton greene, court, David smith, Earlson Robinson, Floyd Hall, Jeffrey Hall, Lillian Boyce, Lisa Hall, mcallister hanchell, Melbourne Wilson, michael misick, olint, Sipt, trial TCI: Judge rules there is ‘a case’; all nine defendants will go to trial in September Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open
Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye says he’s keen to earn bragging rights over close friend Sadio Mane during the Merseyside derby on Sunday.Everton travel to Anfield looking to end a winless run of 18 games against their Merseyside rival in all competitions.“We’re good friends, we’ll sometimes meet up for a chat. But one week before the derby, we stop talking. We don’t send messages and we don’t call. We play this game like we’re supporters,” said Gueye, according to Daily Mail.“Sadio told me after our last international duty (v Equatorial Guinea on November 17) not to call and I said OK. We can start talking again after the game. If we win, I’ll call him straight away!”“He scored the winning goal at Goodison (2016) and came to me afterwards. Hopefully, it will be my turn to do that.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Speaking about the enormous pressure African players undergo during the international period, he cited Sadio Mane crying after being booed by Senegalese fans.Gueye said: “I tried to talk to him after the game but he just wanted to be by himself.”“I knew it was difficult for him. He is a big player and one of Senegal’s best players so people are expecting a lot from him.”“They see him doing very good things for Liverpool so they want him to do the same for the national team. It’s not the same team but they expect more and more from him.”“People in Senegal will be watching this game for sure. The last time, I tackled Sadio hard and received a lot of messages from home saying ‘Don’t injure him.’”
Macau sees 20.6% increase in visitors in 1H19 but length of stay falling SkyCity sees 900 New Zealand casino workers strike for second straight weekend Load More The increase in gaming industry employment came as the overall unemployment rate in Macau fell to just 1.8% between March and May, down from 1.9% in the prior period and from 2.0% in March to May 2017.In total, the recreational, cultural and gaming industries comprised 24.6 % of all employees, up two percentage points, with hotels and restaurants comprising 14.9%. RelatedPosts MGM China, Melco Resorts become latest to offer special award to Macau workforce The total number of people employed by the gaming and junket industries in Macau increased 1.5% to 82,600 in the March to May period when compared with February to April, according to the latest employment survey by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).The February to April period had seen 81,400 employed in the sector.
Road Accident LogoAt least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured as a bus smashed a human-hauler in Haridaspur of Gopalganj on Thursday evening, reports UNB.Three of the deceased were identified as the human-hauler driver Rajib Mollah, Saddam Mollah and Morshed Gazi.Monirul Islam, officer-in-charge of Sadar police station, said the ‘Golden Line’ bus crashed into the human-hauler (locally known as Mahendra) around 5:45pm, leaving the 11 people dead on the spot and 20 others injured.The death toll may rise further, said the OC.Police and firefighters with the help of local people are conducting a rescue operation.
Map of ChattogramA woman and her sister-in-law died from electrocution at Dakhshin Chambol village in Banshkhali upazila of Chattogram on Wednesday morning, reports UNB.The deceased are Rezia Begum, 40, wife of late Zaker Ahmed and her sister-in-law Fatema Begum.Md Kamal Hossain, officer-in-charge of Banshkhali police station, said that Rezia came in contact with a live electric wire while hanging her cloth on the wire.Fatema also got electrocuted as she tried to rescue Rezia.Being rescued by locals, they were rushed to Banshkhali Upazila Health Complex where doctors declared the duo dead.
What’s Coming to Netflix in September 2019 ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Creator Jenji Kohan and Star Uzo Aduba Bid Farewell Related NBCUniversal announced Tuesday that it will begin streaming “The Office” exclusively on its standalone streaming service beginning in 2021.The popular comedy series will leave Netflix once the current deal with NBCU expires at the end of 2020, the same year that NBCU plans to launch its ad-supported streaming service. All nine seasons of the series will then be available on that service the following year.According to an individual with knowledge of the deal, multiple outlets bid on rights for the series, including Netflix. Per CNBC, Netflix offered $90 million per year to keep “The Office,” with NBC upping the bid to $100 million per year for five years.“‘The Office’ has become a staple of pop-culture and is a rare gem whose relevance continues to grow at a time when fans have more entertainment choices than ever before,” said Bonnie Hammer, chairman of NBCUniversal direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises. “We can’t wait to welcome the gang from Dunder Mifflin to NBCUniversal’s new streaming service.” Based on the British series of the same name, “The Office” offered a mockumentary style look at life inside the fictional paper company Dunder Mifflin in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The series debuted in 2005 and went on to become a critical favorite, picking up 42 Emmy nominations and 5 wins among many other awards over its run. It also helped launch the careers of people like Steve Carell, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Mindy Kaling, and Mike Schur.The news comes as more and more companies are pulling their legacy content off of streamers like Netflix in order to keep them on their own branded streaming services. For example, “Friends,” which also currently streams on Netflix, will likely be pulled onto the upcoming WarnerMedia streaming service. WarnerMedia’s Kevin Reilly previously said that he expected shows like “Friends” to end up on the new service eventually.“You can expect that the crown jewels of Warner will ultimately end up on the new service,” he said in February, adding that “sharing destination assets like that… (is) not a good model.”Similarly, following the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Disney announced that its upcoming Disney Plus streaming service would be the exclusive SVOD home of “The Simpsons,” with all 30 seasons available at launch.RELATED: Mindy Kaling Weighs In On ‘The Office’ RebootVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpRedman Supports Jay-Z’s Partnership with the NFL01:13 twitter facebook reddit Linkhttps://variety.com/2019/digital/news/the-office-streaming-nbcuniversal-2021-1203252977/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0000:5500:55More Videos01:13Redman Supports Jay-Z’s Partnership with the NFL01:24John Krasinski on ‘The Office’ Reunion02:15Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney Princesses04:09Hollywood Celebrities Who Died in 201900:49Wyclef Jean on the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Title01:08Naughty by Nature on Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award TitleClose
There are all kinds of problems that a NASCAR team has to deal with leading up to race day. In 2016, one of those problems is ransomware.Circle Sport-Leavine Family Racing crew chief Dave Winston isn’t the most tech-savvy guy in the world. So when a few odd files started popping up on the laptop he was using he didn’t think too much about it. He deleted the files and went about his business.Then things took a dramatic turn. Suddenly, every file that Winston tried to open looked like gibberish. He started to panic, because this wasn’t just any old laptop. This particular system was used to maintain spreadsheets critical to the team’s operations, and in Winston’s own words “nothing of course was backed up because nobody ever backs up their computers until it’s too late.”Like so many have, the CSLR crew chief had fallen victim to ransomware. VP Jeremy Lange told NASCAR that they had to “to get Dave off the ledge because his data had been hacked,” so they decided quickly to trust the bad guys and pay up. The ransom was relatively small — just $500 — but they had to go through a crash course in Bitcoin to figure out how to pay it.Fortunately, there happened to be a Bitcoin ATM just a short drive away from the team’s garage. Also fortunate: the decryption key they were provided after paying the ransom actually worked and Winston got his files back.Winston thinks there’s a silver lining. NASCAR is one of the biggest sports in the US, and he hopes the incident will help raise awareness of ransomware and the importance of good backups with other teams — and the public.It also encouraged CSLR to re-evaluate their security habits. They struck up a relationship with Malwarebytes to lock their systems down and picked up a geeky new sponsor in the process. In suitably nerdy fashion, Malwarebytes’ deal with CSLR is the first in NASCAR to be based on CPM.And in case you’re wondering, this isn’t the first time malware caused a racing team trouble. Two years ago, a Trojan infection kept the Marussia’s F1 team from hitting the course.
Journal information: Nature Communications Stretchable nanogenerator. Credit: Parida et al. Published in Nature Communications © 2019 Science X Network More information: Kaushik Parida et al. “Extremely stretchable and self-healing conductor based on thermoplastic elastomer for all-three-dimensional printed triboelectric nanogenerator.” Nature Communications, volume 10, Article number: 2158 (2019) 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. Explore further Chinese team develops skin-like triboelectric nanogenerator The researchers, including Kaushik Parida, Gurunathan Thangavel, and Pooi See Lee at Nanyang Technology University and the Singapore-HUJ Alliance for Research and Enterprise (SHARE), have published their results on the highly stretchable, all-3D-printed triboelectric nanogenerator in a recent issue of Nature Communications. Triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) harvest energy from ambient mechanical movements, such as finger tapping, and have potential applications as wearable electronic devices. Making TENGs stretchable is difficult because the two main layers—the triboelectric layer and the conductor—usually have different elastic properties, so they tend to come apart after repeated stretching. To address this issue, in the new study the researchers used the same elastic material (polyurethane acrylate, or PUA) as the basis for both the triboelectric layer and the polymer matrix for the conductor. To increase the conductivity, the researchers also added liquid metal particles and silver flakes to the conductor. When the nanogenerator undergoes extreme stretching, the hydrogen bonds in the PUA reversibly break and reform to support the desired stretchability. At the same time, the liquid metal particle shells break and release conductive liquid metal to provide a connection between the separated silver flakes in the PUA matrix, allowing the device to maintain a high conductivity.The researchers also demonstrated that the nanogenerator can be cut apart into separate pieces, and yet still almost completely regain its original performance after a healing process consisting of 24 hours of heating. The nanogenerator is also the first in which all components were printed using a 3D printer. Previously, only the triboelectric layer has been 3D-printed, since most elastomeric materials have limited stretchability when fabricated with 3D printing. With its high stretchability and conductivity, as well as the ease of fabrication with 3D printing, the nanogenerator has potential applications as an energy harvester for small portable self-powered electronics, including LEDs and sensors. Citation: Nanogenerator’s 2500% stretchability sets new record (2019, June 24) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-nanogenerator-stretchability.html By stretching like a rubber band to more than 25 times its original length, a new nanogenerator has set a new stretchability record. The triboelectric nanogenerator’s 2500% stretchability represents a significant increase over the previous best values of approximately 1000%. In addition, the device is the first triboelectric nanogenerator that is completely fabricated with 3D printing.
September 6, 2018 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now 4 min read Enroll Now for Free Job applicants can update their LinkedIn pages, pad their resumes and write a cover letter that’ll knock a hiring manager’s socks off. But despite these efforts, one of the most important and personal aspects of the hiring process gets kept out of candidates’ sight: background checks.Checkr, a company that uses AI to help companies such as Uber, Lyft, Instacart, Postmates and Grubhub streamline background checks, is now turning the tables. Instead of just selling its technology to its 10,000-plus clients, it’s now making it publicly accessible so job seekers can background check themselves first — for free.The company’s new service, launching today, is called Better Future. It’s an extension of Checkr’s larger mission to help people with criminal backgrounds get jobs. One in three adult Americans has a criminal record, meaning that they either have been arrested on a felony charge (even if they weren’t convicted) or on a misdemeanor charge that a state agency has requested the FBI keep on file, Politifact reported last year.Related: This AI Tool Helps Companies Eliminate Hiring Bias in the Name of ProductivityCheckr’s view is that, in many cases, minor offenses unrelated to the work in question shouldn’t limit people’s prosperity (e.g. someone with a traffic violation applying to work in a call center). In other words, people deserve second chances. As co-founder and CEO Daniel Yanisse told Entrepreneur in an interview earlier this year, unemployed individuals with criminal records cost the U.S. economy roughy $87 billion a year and are more likely to commit another crime. On the other hand, people with criminal records stay in jobs longer.“Similar to the advent of the free credit report, a free background check can give jobseekers greater control over their financial future and help them unlock their personal potential in new ways,” Yanisse said in a statement accompanying the Better Future announcement.Checkr is one of many companies building technology to help consumers review their data. In the wake of the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal in March, the social media platform rolled out a step-by-step guide to help users download and delete their user data. In June, blockchain-based startup Hu-manity.co, which is working to give people access to and control of their medical records, launched a campaign to add a 31st human right to the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights: “Everyone has the right to legal ownership of their inherent human data as property.”It may or may not shock you to learn that recordkeeping isn’t perfect. Checkr has decided to give job seekers a window into their records primarily to help them detect any inaccuracies and have them changed. In some markets, Checkr will be able to connect people with a free service, Clear My Record, to see if they qualify for a reduction or dismissal. That process requires submitting an application to attorneys, as well as an approximately four-week waiting period to hear about results or next steps.But first, those job seekers can contact the Better Future support team, which will re-check the court records for free and make sure it’s not an error on Checkr’s part. Checkr’s AI typically does the heavy lifting, automatically pulling criminal record data from digital courthouse databases. Only in cases when someone requests records that are only available in paper format does Checkr dispatch a human contractor to collect the information. The AI then classifies the information by category of the crime.Related: Who Really Owns Your Data in the Digital Era? (Hint: Probably Not You)In 2017, Checkr said its software for companies helped 8,000 candidates get accepted instead of declined. With Better Future, Checkr will not only help people view their records, but pair them with potentially relevant job opportunities.To this end, the company so far has partnered with on-demand delivery service DoorDash, staffing company Adia, produce brand Imperfect Produce, floral delivery service Farmgirl Flowers and grocer Good Eggs. In the future, Checkr intends to add “skills-based assessments and matching” to Better Future.
News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more March 17, 2016 — Dicom Systems Inc. announced its partnership with Kanteron Systems Inc. This partnership will deliver more comprehensive, real-time patient information to specialists, enabling improved correlation of clinical data and medical imaging within one, consolidated visual context.Kanteron Systems, an aggregator of genomics, pathology and radiology imaging and data for multi-discipline clinical specialists, has selected Dicom Systems and its Enterprise Imaging Workflow Unifier as a universal adapter to seamlessly integrate its clinical data management solutions within any healthcare enterprise environment.”This partnership is highly symbiotic,” said Florent Saint-Clair, Dicom Systems EVP. “Kanteron reduces data fragmentation at the clinical level, while Dicom Systems focuses on reducing IT-level fragmentation and communications. The complexities inherent in combining Genomics, Oncology, Pathology and Radiology workflows present a unique integration and infrastructural challenge, in that so many fragmented silos of imaging data are necessary to present clinicians with a full picture of their patient’s current state. Kanteron is the first platform we’ve seen that comprehensively solves all the pieces of this large puzzle into one, cohesive visualization layer, allowing clinicians and diagnosticians to more readily correlate large amounts of fragmented data.”For more information: www.dcmsys.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Remote Viewing Systems | July 16, 2019 Anatomage Releases Anatomage Cloud Platform Anatomage Inc. released an update to the Anatomage Cloud platform that allows medical and dental professionals to… read more PreviousNext News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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A car belonging to a Larnaca man who works as a security guard was destroyed by fire that was deliberately set, police said on Saturday.Authorities were notified of the fire at around 3.30am on Saturday. The car was parked in a sheltered parking space in the man’s home in the Kokkines refugee estate.Two fire engines put the blaze out around an hour later. The €20,000-vehicle sustained extensive damage.Investigators scoured the scene for clues and concluded that the fire had been set deliberately. The owner told police he did not suspect anyone. You May LikeLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsThese SUVs Are The Cream Of The Crop. Search For 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsLuxury Crossover SUV I Search AdsUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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