Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday restrained policemen from going after a group of youngsters who waved black flags at his public meeting in Saharsa district and said “dissent lends beauty to democracy”. The incident took place at Sulindabad village in Kehra block. The Chief Minister said a crackdown would lead to undue publicity for the youngsters who were “barely four or five in number” and remarked wryly “what is wrong with the black colour. It is a fine shade.” “Where are you going! Keep your hands off. Let them show black flags. These boys are barely four or five in number but if you go after them they will become the focus of attention of the entire media and gain undue publicity,” Mr. Kumar told policemen, interrupting his address for a few minutes. ‘Black’s a fine shade’“Dissent must be allowed as it lends beauty to democracy. Moreover, what is wrong with the black colour? It is a fine shade,” he said.On noticing that the youths stopped waving black flags, he asked them: “What happened? Why have you hidden your black flags? Please carry on.” The reason for the protest was not immediately known. The Chief Minister was in Saharsa as part of his state-wide “Vikas Samiksha Yatra”. He began the third phase of the yatra with a visit to Gauripur Panchayat in Singheshwar block of Madhepura district before arriving here.At both his public meetings, Mr. Kumar underscored efforts made by his government towards providing electricity, sanitation facilities and safe drinking water to the remotest parts of the state.
Monday Night Raw had ended with WWE SmackDown Champion Bayley’s stunning heel turn as she laid down Becky Lynch to support her friend Sasha Banks. A day later, SmackDown saw the women’s champ try to talk out of her heel turn by explaining to fans why she did what she did. The evening also saw a number of spectacular matches in the ongoing King of the Ring tournament while the Roman Reigns- Rowan- Daniel Bryan saga just got murkier.Interestingly, SmackDown women’s champion Bayley kicked off the show to a surprisingly positive reaction, where she said that everyone should have seen her alliance with Sasha Banks coming since they have been best friends. She then shifted gear and vowed to beat the most selfish person in WWE, Charlotte Flair at Clash of Champions. Flair came out to the ring and accepted Bayley’s label before Sasha Banks appeared. Flair went on to attack Bayley and took to fight to Banks, only to fall victim to a chair shot from the SmackDown’s women’s champion. The duo then went on to brutally beat down Flair to end the segment. The evening also saw Bryan reiterating he had nothing to do with Reigns’ misfortunes in recent weeks and claimed that no one can ever call him a liar. He demanded an apology from Reigns, not just for accusing him of something he didn’t do but because he is calling him a liar. This brought out Roman Reigns, who was promptly attacked by Rowan sending him crashing into the ring steps. He applied an iron claw and dropped Reigns with a chokeslam before cutting a scathing promo on Bryan for betraying him, daring him to slap him. He set Reigns up for a trip through the announce table but grabbed Bryan and planted him instead during the segment.Here’s what else happened on SmackDown:King of the Ring tournament semifinal — Elias defeated Ali via pinfall following a Drift Away.Fire & Desire defeated Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross via pinfall with a combination knee and leg sweep.King of the Ring tournament semifinal — Chad Gable defeated Andrade via pinfall following a roll-up.Aleister Black defeated Shelton Benjamin via pinfall following Black Mass.Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Andrew Howard via pinfall after a Kinshasa.The 24/7 title changed hands multiple times in the course of the evening. Bo Dallas pinned Drake Maverick backstage to win the title, with Maverick winning it back in the ring. He was then pinned by R-Truth at the top of the stage for the final title change of the evening.The evening also saw Samoa Joe cutting a backstage promo saying he was attending SmackDown to scout for potential opponents, while Randy Orton too was seen continuing to call Kofi Kingston weak and not on his level. This prompted the WWE champ to make his way to the ring where he was attacked by The Revival and was laid out by a Revival-assisted “Super RKO” from Orton. bayleyCharlotte FlairClash of Championsdaniel bryan First Published: September 4, 2019, 12:09 PM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
AdvertisementKaylyn McKenzie Kyle (born October 6, 1988) is a Canadian soccer player who last played as a midfielder for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League.She is also a member of Canada women’s national soccer team, winning a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and is a Right To Play ambassador.Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Kyle attended Bishop Mahoney High School, where she helped the soccer team win both the city and provincial titles.Her father, Doug, was a professional hockey player and her mother, Pat, a competitive volleyball player.Her older sister Courtnee also played soccer at the national level.Kyle was named Saskatchewan Soccer Association Youth Female Player of The Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, and Senior Female Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011.Kyle became a broadcaster for TSN in 2017.She is married to Harrison Heath.They welcomed their first child in June 2018, Hayden Heath.Image Courtesy – Kaylyn Kyle (Instagram)Advertisement
Lasith Malinga’s once-express pace has dropped as Father Time has caught up with the right-arm quick, but his guile should propel him to a few individual milestones at his fourth and final Cricket World Cup.Muttiah Muralitharan heads the list with 534 wickets.Malinga has also taken three ODI hat-tricks and is the only player to have achieved the milestone twice during a World Cup.His first World Cup hat-trick was when he dismissed four South African batsmen in four balls in Guyana in 2007 the only player to have achieved that feat in the tournament.He then took another hat-trick against Kenya four years later in Colombo and while he said it would be nice to add a third in England and Wales, he was just keen on taking wickets when Sri Lanka start their campaign against New Zealand in Cardiff on June 1.”I know I’ve got the skills to take wickets and (that) gives me confidence,” Malinga told the International Cricket Council website. “One of the things I like about playing in England is you have to adapt to every condition.”It could be really hot or quite cold and that is a real test of your skill as a bowler.”Why can’t I get another hat-trick? I will be trying and that would be special.”Malinga has already said that his fourth Cricket World Cup will be his last, with him targeting an international retirement after the World Twenty20 tournament in Australia next year.He will however still anchor the pace attack with his ability to bowl fast swinging yorkers and well-directed bouncer and disguise changes in pace.advertisementThe 1996 champions have struggled in the 50-over format this year, having lost eight of their nine completed matches, with their only victory against Scotland in Edinburgh.Malinga, however, felt the side could surprise opposition teams in the round-robin format.”In previous years perhaps we had bigger names but these guys are very talented and they are looking forward to proving themselves and making people notice them,” he said.”We have the best 15 players in Sri Lanka right now and we have a mix of more experienced players and some exciting young players, who just can’t wait to get started.”Also Read | Virat Kohli has plenty of options: Ian Chappell praises India’s bowling unit in World Cup 2019 Also Watch:
FA Cup Alexis travels for Man Utd clash with Yeovil Town Stephen Crawford Last updated 1 year ago 21:42 1/25/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) Getty FA Cup Manchester United Yeovil Town Premier League The Chilean, who completed a move from Arsenal on Monday, could make his debut on Friday as the Red Devils travel to Huish Park Stadium Jose Mourinho has confirmed that Alexis Sanchez is included in the Manchester United squad that will face Yeovil Town in the FA Cup on Friday evening.Alexis completed a transfer to Old Trafford on Monday as part of a deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction to Arsenal.Fans have been waiting in anticipation of seeing their latest signing turn out in the famous number 7 shirt and they could well get their wish as the Red Devils travel to Somerset. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “You know, because he’s in England for quite a long time, I think everybody knows the player he is,” Mourinho said of his newest attacking addition.”I think everybody knows what he did at Arsenal, I try not to speak what he did before in Spain and Italy but in the Premier League he has shown the quality he has.”We got one of the best attacking players in the world and he’s very important for us because we want the best possible players.”We go [to Yeovil] with a very strong team.”The United boss was also asked as to where he would deploy the Chilean, with Mourinho happy to report that he sees the 29-year-old as highly versatile.”I’ve known him for many, many years, I was with him in Italy at Udinese, in Spain, when he was at Barcelona, in England, when he was at Arsenal, so our careers were almost made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very very well.”I saw him play on the right, on the left, as a striker and behind the striker, these are Alexis’ positions.”I saw him play different tactical systems, different philosophies of different managers, I saw him successful in every country with every manager and every position so he’s a player that becomes more than a player because of that motivation, he can play in four different positions.”United’s FA Cup clash with Yoevil Town kicks off at 19:55 UK time.
STATE COLLEGE, PA – OCTOBER 22: Trace McSorley #9 of the Penn State Nittany Lions looks on in the first half during the game against the Ohio State Buckeyes on October 22, 2016 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)Trace McSorley played in his final college football game today.Penn State’s star quarterback – on a potentially broken foot – attempted to lead the Nittany Lions to a comeback win over Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl.McSorley and Co. ultimately fell a little bit short, losing 27-24.The Nittany Lions’ star quarterback is one of the most-beloved players in recent program history.McSorley was emotional as he made his way walking off the field.Onward State captured video of McSorley’s exit:Trace McSorley takes in his final moments in a Penn State uniform. pic.twitter.com/AZQQ7AgKPv— Onward State (@OnwardState) January 1, 2019McSorley said after the game that there was no way he wasn’t playing through his injury.“They were going to have to rip my pads off of me. I’ve been through too much, and we’ve been through too much as a team.”McSorley will now focus on a potential future in the NFL.
The National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) is making an urgent appeal for blood donations to boost depleted supplies. Speaking at a JIS Think Tank on Tuesday, June 4, Director of the NBTS, Dr. Angela Scott, said that the service, although not at crisis level, is short of all blood types. “As of yesterday (June 3) all groups were short. We have been emailing and calling donors to come in because we are short,” she stated. [RELATED: NBTS to Include Children in Activities for World Blood Donor Day] The universal donor type O-negative is particularly needed as it is critical for trauma patients, premature babies, and emergency situations. Dr. Scott is encouraging persons to visit any of the collection centres across the island to make their donations. The main collection centre at the NBTS, 21 Slipe Pen Road is open Monday to Thursday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., and on Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There are also centres at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI); May Pen Hospital, Clarendon; Mandeville Hospital, Manchester; Port Antonio Hospital, Portland; Falmouth Hospital, Trelwany; St. Ann’s Bay Hospital, St. Ann; Cornwall Regional Hospital, Montego Bay; and at the Savanna-la-mar Hospital in Westmoreland. “We are hoping that National Chest Hospital in St. Andrew will be up and running again soon to have somewhere open on Saturdays, where persons can donate blood on the weekend,” Dr. Scott said. [RELATED: National Blood Transfusion Service Blood Collection Centres] She told JIS News that the NBTS has been trying to make it more convenient for persons to donate blood and have arranged mobile drives in an effort to alleviate shortages. These drives are held in collaboration with private and public institutions, Corporate Jamaica, and universities. Dr. Scott noted that financial constraints have reduced the frequency of the blood drives as well as the service’s ability to place advertisements in the print and electronic media, and so “you will have to meet us half-way in terms of coming to the collection centres.” Discussions at the Think Tank also focused on activities for World Blood Donor Day on June 14, which is to be held under the theme: ‘Give the Gift of life, Donate Blood’. The observance seeks to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank donors. Contact: E. Hartman Reckord
zoomImage Courtesy: DEME A consortium of Dredging International and Van Oord received a contract for the modernisation of the Świnoujście – Szczecin fairway in Poland.Under the deal, the parties will undertake deepening and widening of the fairway along a section of approximately 62 km from -10.5 to -12.5 m.The investment by the Maritime Office in Szczecin will improve access to the Szczecin seaport and increase the port capacity to handle a growing volume of cargo.The works further include enforcements of slopes and quay walls along the channel, relocation of cables and navigational aids.Works will start end of 2018 and are expected to be completed in 42 months. The contract has a value of approximately EUR 313 million and is co-financed by the European Union.
A pilot program to keep more skilled trades workers home, and employed, has been launched by the province and the Nova Scotia Community College. The pilot is based on a new model of skilled trades education, collaborative apprenticeship. Students, or pre-apprentices, are linked with employers early, making it easier and faster to complete apprenticeships in the trade. Program graduates will be certified and qualified skilled tradespeople ready to join Nova Scotia’s workforce. “The collaborative apprenticeship model is an example of the type of flexible, customized training we hope to see more of in the coming years,” said Education Minister Karen Casey. “We’re working very closely with employers to help them meet their workforce needs. “The automotive industry in Truro is supportive and involved in this pilot and we look forward to working with other trade sectors in the future.” The first transportation mechanical repair program class starts June 11 at NSCC’s Truro campus. It is a joint effort between the community college, the Department of Education and employers. Nineteen employers have made a multi-year commitment to the program. “I want to do my part to create good employment opportunities that keep skilled people in my community,” said Dave Goswell, product support manager for Wilson Equipment in Truro. “It is important for employers to be involved in programs like this so community members can have rewarding employment and so our industry can continue to grow.” Students will get classroom training and hands-on industry experience, then will become registered apprentices and earn a wage while completing the program. Students will then be eligible to write a qualification exam to receive a certificate of qualification in one of three trades — automotive service technician, heavy duty equipment technician or truck and transport mechanic. “This model allows us to expand trades education based on the demand and enthusiasm of communities,” said Ron Farrell, dean of trades and technology at NSCC. “We’re able to create new solutions for communities that don’t have other trades education, and those who may have specific workforce development needs.” After the pilot, Nova Scotia will explore the possibility of similar programs across the province. The Department of Education and NSCC plan to work closely with sector councils, employers and other interested partners to develop personalized apprenticeship models. It is expected that collaborative apprenticeship will produce highly trained individuals who have strong connections with employers, a commitment to lifelong learning and who support building successful trades careers in Nova Scotia. To learn more about the transportation mechanical repair program visit www.nscc.ca/OnTrack or call 1-866-679-6722.
EDMONTON – Environment Canada says smoke from British Columbia’s wildfires will likely result in high-risk air quality levels in parts of central Alberta by Wednesday.The department has issued a special air quality advisory, which says although a cold front has flushed a lot of smoke out of Alberta, more of it will start drifting across the Rockies by Tuesday night.The advisory says current indications are that the thickest smoke and poorest air quality will be between Edmonton, Hinton and Red Deer.As a result, people may experience increased coughing, throat irritation, headaches or shortness of breath.Officials say children, seniors, and those with cardiovascular or lung disease, such as asthma, are especially at risk.People with breathing difficulties are being advised to stay indoors, or perhaps find a public place that’s cool and ventilated.
WINNIPEG — Grain quotes Friday for tonnes, basis Lakehead:Canola (Vancouver): Open High Low Close ThuNov. 497.60 502.90 494.60 500.30 497.60Jan. ’18 501.50 508.30 500.50 505.70 502.90March 506.10 511.50 506.10 509.50 506.70May 508.90 514.80 508.90 511.90 509.50July 513.50 516.70 512.60 513.90 511.90Nov. 478.40 478.90 478.30 479.60 478.00Jan. ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 480.40 478.80March 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.10 481.50May 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.10 481.50July 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.10 481.50Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 483.10 481.50Barley (Western): Open High Low Close ThuOct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 145.00 145.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00March ’18 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00Oct. 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00Dec. 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00March ’19 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00May 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00July 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00Nov. 0.00 0.00 0.00 141.00 141.00ICE Futures Canada cash prices:Feed wheat: Track Thunder Bay CW: $178.00Canola:Thunder Bay No. 1 Canada: $508.30 (November 2017)Vancouver No. 1 Canada: $523.30 (November 2017)
Click through to download the full January 2015 commercial vehicle registrations news release and data tables.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) “The truck market posted a strong return to form in January. Changes to Euro Standards and Type Approval Regulations in 2014 affected demand last year, and now we are starting to see a return to business as usual,” said Mike Hawes, SMMT Chief Executive. Commercial vehicle market continues growth for ninth consecutive month, up 23.2% to 24,567 units.Truck registrations increase 38.6% to 2,518 units, led by pent-up demand in the market.Van market continues trend of impressive growth, up 21.7% to 22,049 units. “The number of vans registered this month has once again increased, reflecting raised levels of business confidence and demand for a range of efficient, well equipped models. Successes in both markets have seen the total commercial vehicle market grow significantly for a ninth consecutive month.”
John Sivell, third from left, gets an award from TESL Niagara.An Applied Linguistics professor has received a lifetime service award for his contributions to teaching English as a Second Language.John Sivell received a Lifetime Service award from Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) Niagara on May 7. The award recognizes his contributions to TESL Niagara, TESL Ontario and TESL Canada.Sivell, who is department chair, was a founding member of TESL Niagara and has sat on various positions on its executive board. He also helped develop TESL Canada’s online Teachers’ Resource Centre and has served as editor of the TESL Canada journal for the last five years.Sivell has been involved in TESL Niagara since 1983. Over the years, he’s been pleased to see his own students join the association too, he said.“It’s a great professional community,” he said. “All of that makes this generous award something I especially appreciate.”TESL Niagara is a non-profit organization that supports the professional development of teachers of English as a Second Language.David Atherton, chair of ESL programs at Niagara College, received a member of distinction award at the event, which was at Chang Noi’s Thai restaurant in St. Catharines.
Néolithique : des immigrants du Proche-Orient ont introduit l’agriculture en EuropePubliée récemment dans le journal PLoS Biology, une étude génétique, réalisée par une équipe australo-russo-allemande, montre l’origine en partie proche-orientale des premiers fermiers gisant dans une tombe vieille de 8.000 ans, en Allemagne. Des immigrants venus d’Asie mineure auraient donc apporté l’agriculture en Europe au début du Néolithique. Pas importée : apportée. Contrairement à une idée répandue jusqu’à présent, la révolution agraire ne s’est pas colportée oralement, de proche en proche, depuis son berceau d’Asie mineure jusqu’aux populations de chasseurs-cueilleurs d’Europe. Des cultivateurs du Proche-Orient sont venus eux-mêmes apporter cette pratique sur le Vieux Continent.À lire aussi2017, l’année la plus meurtrière pour les défenseurs de l’environnementC’est ce que vient de prouver Wolfgang Haak, de l’université d’Adélaïde (Australie) et son équipe internationale, en comparant l’ADN mitochondrial de deux populations : d’une part, les 22 squelettes âgés de 8.000 ans enterrés près de Derenburg (Allemagne centrale), connus par les archéologues pour appartenir à des fermiers, parmi les plus anciens d’Europe ; d’autre part, des habitants actuels d’Irak et d’Anatolie (Turquie).Une indéniable parenté, signature d’ancêtres communs, suggère aux chercheurs que des migrants issus de ces régions du Proche-Orient, où l’agriculture est apparue il y a 11.000 ans, sont venus se mélanger aux peuples chasseurs d’Europe, dont les gènes sont également présents dans les ossements de la sépulture allemande.Ni imposée par des envahisseurs éradiquant les populations locales moins avancées, ni diffusée petit à petit par simple imitation des “voisins”, l’agriculture pourrait donc être un “cadeau”, apporté et partagé au grand profit de tous. Le 14 novembre 2010 à 11:12 • Emmanuel Perrin
Le ministre de la Santé se dit contre le quota d’activité imposé aux hôpitauxXavier Bertrand, ministre de la Santé, a expliqué à la presse qu’il ne souhaitait pas la mise en place de quota d’activité pour les hôpitaux, assurant que cela “n’aurait pas de sens” selon lui.Xavier Bertrand est sur tous les fronts. Alors qu’il doit gérer et faire la lumière sur l’affaire du Mediator, il a également dû aborder un bon nombre de sujets “sensibles” lors de la présentation de ses vœux à la presse, mardi, comme notamment la levée ou non de l’anonymat du don de gamète. Le ministre a notamment évoqué le projet annoncé par la Direction générale de Santé qui envisageait d’imposer aux hôpitaux français certains quotas d’activités, ainsi qu’un système de sanctions en cas de dépassement.Ainsi, Le Figaro faisait savoir au début de la semaine que la Direction générale de la Santé souhaitait mettre en place des plafonds qui “porteraient sur le volume de séjours par activité et la part de prises en charge ambulatoire et sur le volume de séjours et d’actes pour certaines prises en charge ciblées (endoscopies, cataractes, appendicectomie etc) selon les atypies constatées”. Un projet qui n’a aucun sens pour le ministre qui a expliqué : “Il ne s’agit en aucun cas de déterminer des quotas par établissement ni de réguler autoritairement l’offre de soins. Vous ne pouvez dire aux patients ou aux professionnels de santé, qu’à partir de novembre on ne peut plus les accepter parce que les objectifs quantifiés ont été atteints. Cela n’aurait pas de sens”. Pour autant, Xavier Bertrand admet que la question de l’usage des soins doit être posée, face aux fortes disparités observées entre deux hôpitaux de régions différentes.Le 27 janvier 2011 à 16:59 • Emmanuel Perrin
JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Melco International Development Limited, the majority shareholder of Macau casino operator Melco Resorts & Entertainment, saw its profit surge by 50.6% to HK$1.6 billion in 2018, buoyed by improved group-wide performance across all its gaming segments.The positive result came despite a slight fall in revenue for the year from HK$41.2 billion in 2017 to HK$40.7 billion this time around, which Melco attributed to higher commissions being paid out and reported as a reduction of revenue. Nevertheless, Adjusted EBITDA climbed 10.7% to HK$10.9 billion.Describing 2018 as a “challenging year”, Melco Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho expressed confidence in the company’s positioning both via its core Macau market and internationally where it is developing an integrated resort in Cyprus and pursuing an IR license in Japan.“Our long-term growth strategy for Macau remains to focus on the premium-mass and mass segments, which we believe will drive sustainable growth and profit for our industry,” Ho said.“We will continue to invest in balancing our exposure to both VIP and mass gaming patrons and to further grow a diversified portfolio to attract the broader tourism market through our non-gaming entertainment and leisure offers.“Internationally, we remain bullish on our exposure to an expanding network of global operations and business development opportunities beyond Macau.”Melco International Development has declared a final dividend of HK2.35 cents per share for 2018. Evan Winkler appointed President as Melco Resorts implements latest management overhaul RelatedPosts Load More Melco International Development grants Evan Winkler HK$269 million share options
Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Community Chorus To Hold Free Holiday Concert On December 15In “Community”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Community Chorus’s Holiday ConcertIn “Video”Wilmington Residents Invited To Join Ipswich River Community ChorusIn “Community” WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Community Chorus is looking for new members as its new season begins.The chorus’s next rehearsal is on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:30pm at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church (4 Forest Street). All singers, regardless of level, is welcome to join. There are no auditions.Did you miss the chorus’s winter concert? Watch their sold-out show HERE. This spring/summer concert will be “sock hop”-themed.To learn more about the chorus, visit www.wilmigtonsings.com.Like 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.
Microsoft’s GitHub will give free users unlimited private repositories. Microsoft If you’re using a free account on GitHub, you’re now able to create and share private software projects.The company on Monday said the platform will give users of its free plan access to unlimited private repositories, which are software projects only shared with certain collaborators instead of the public. Private repositories were previously only available on GitHub’s paid plans, which start at $7 per month.Developers now can use GitHub for private projects with up to three collaborators per project for free, according to Microsoft’s blog. Public repositories are still available at no cost and can have an unlimited number of collaborators. Microsoft bought GitHub for $7.5 billion in October last year. GitHub is a popular platform for software developers to share codes programs. Microsoft said GitHub would continue to operate independently after the acquisition. Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Post a comment Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Read the AirPods review Internet Services Software,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. 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.The Dhaka University authorities on Wednesday withdrew the expulsion order on Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit president of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Iffat Jahan Isha, reports BSS.The decision was taken in a disciplinary board meeting at DU with vice chancellor Md Akhtaruzzaman in the chair.”The expulsion order has been withdrawn as the allegations against Iffat were not proved. According to the probe committee report, the disciplinary board has taken the decision today,” he said.DU proctor AKM Golam Rabbani said that the five-member probe committee formed to investigate the attack on female students at the female dormitory on 11 April found that the allegation of cutting tendon of a student is not true.”Iffat was expelled earlier but the allegations against her were rumours. So she is getting back her studentship,” Rabbani told BSS.On 11 April, DU authorities expelled Philosophy department student Iffat Jahan Isha for allegedly “torturing a female quota reform protester inside the hall”.On 13 April, BCL reinstated Iffat as the president of Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall unit two days after expelling her from the organisation for allegedly assaulting female students for taking part in demonstrations for quota reform. BCL said it found Iffat Jahan Isha, “innocent” in its investigation.On 11 April, some photos of a female student at Kabi Sufia Kamal Hall went viral on the social media. The victim alleged that she was tortured by some female BCL leaders for taking part in the demonstrations. Other students of the dormitory rushed in and confined the BCL leader Esha and handed her over to the hall provost after humiliating her.
Safety of women in the Capital has long been an issue. Keeping that in mind, an FM channel launched a campaign in the city that encourages acceptance and celebration of the girl child. With that theme in mind, Euphoria frontman Palash Sen launched a new song Main Hoon in the city on Thursday. Millennium Post caught up with Sen on the campaign, safety of women in the Capital and more. ‘It is not a sexist problem, it’s a social problem. Women are not just an object,’ he told us. Here are excerpts: Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’What made you direct and sing the song Main Hoon…?A woman according to me is ‘beauty’. Main Hoon.. depicts the strong presence of women around us. We are celebrating women empowerment, so this initiative marks the beginning of a series of initiatives which aim to create a safer society for women in India. All my earlier videos showcase women as protagonists, and even in this song, my mother, sister and my daughter along with some students of Lady Shri Ram College are seen. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixHow do you think this song will help the audience take the initiative for a better society?In the past few weeks things have drastically changed in our society, and it’s about time that as individuals we come together to bring about a change in the general perception of women and girl children. There are various ways to reach out to the mass, and as I am into music, I feel it is the best means to reach the audience, the sweetest medium which will linger in the audience’s mind and heart. What do you think is the scenario of the Capital now in terms of safety of women since your Delhi University days when you were a student?The negative mindset of the society needs to be changed towards the female gender. We are the biggest hypocrites of the society. India is the oldest culture in the world, where on one hand we worship Ma Durga, her power, and on the other hand these gruesome incidents take place. Women are not only emotionally strong, they are physically strong too by carrying a baby for nine months. Earlier, we did not get to see and hear Munni and Sheila or Fevicol, which degrades a woman’s morality. Why do we have to see Bipasha Basu or Sunny Leone every day?…It’s time to put an end to these discriminations, and give them a chance to achieve their full potential.Many will say this is likely to be a publicity stunt, as the gang rape incident has been in the news lately….I simply don’t bother about publicity. I am an orthopaedic Surgeon too, I do music straight from my heart and people love my music. Euphoria is a band with no Bollywood ties. We are blessed to have this amount of fan following. If you are calling this a publicity stunt, I would say it is a positive initiative to nurture the society. I did not take a single penny for this song. Publicity is important, as far as it is a positive one.What is your message to the society?A woman is like the morning sunshine. Look up on her and value her. Look beyond movies which have taken over the idiot box. Learn to respect, to gain respect . Galvanise actions to ensure that every girl child is able to realise her full potential. And for those in the media, make the pen your sword, for a good cause.