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first_imgSASKATOON – The United Way in Saskatoon is cutting staff and reducing funding to some programs to tackle a $1-million shortfall.The charity says donations from individuals and corporations were lower than expected in 2017 due to the economic downturn.United Way says its campaign revenue has declined 35 per cent over the last three years, but financial reserves and savings helped offset the shortfalls.The group, which raised just over $6 million in 2015, is projected to raise $3.9 million this year.CEO Shaun Dyer says the United Way will become more creative to deal with the drop in donations.He says the Collaborative Funders program, which provides grants to community-based organizations, will be reduced by 50 per cent. (CTV Saskatoon)last_img read more

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Rabat – The General Directorate of National Security (DSGN) will be deploying 50,000 police officers in the days leading up to Christmas to improve Morocco’s safety preparedness, according to an anonymous security source cited by Alyoum24.The cities of Rabat, Sale, Marrakesh and Fez will be visited by travelling police teams, who will be provided 1,200 small-sized cars and various security tools to allow for the effective arrest of criminal suspects.Abdel-Latif Hammouchi, who heads the DGSN, said he will be recruiting new officers to be a part of canine search teams, bomb detection squads and other specialized police task forces over the next year. The groups will be deployed to border areas, major cities and other regions of interest to Morocco’s growing number of international tourists. The kingdom’s biggest cities attract thousands of Moroccans and foreigners during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.Hammouchi added that the Mohammed V Airport in Casablanca also needed upgrades for its baggage scanners, as well as facial recognition capabilities for the facility’s security cameras.The new emphasis on Christmas security comes as Europe carries out a manhunt for the attacker who drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin earlier this week. Twelve people died and dozens were injured in the attack, for which the so-called “Islamic State” claimed responsibility on Wednesday.”Morocco condemns in the strongest terms the cowardly terrorist act, perpetrated last Monday against a Christmas market in downtown Berlin, causing several deaths and dozens of innocent victims,” said the Moroccan Foreign Ministry said yesterday. read more

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The Sami of Northern Europe are the indigenous people in the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Demographic patterns make it difficult to give exact numbers but there are at least 30,000 in Norway, about 20,000 in Sweden, and just over 7,000 in Finland. Some 2,000 Sami live in the Russian Kola Peninsula.“I believe the visit [to the conference] will provide a unique and valuable opportunity for consultation and dialogue regarding issues throughout the Sámpi region,” said UN Special Rapporteur on indigenous people, James Anaya, ahead of the gathering.An independent, unpaid expert, he is mandated by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to monitor the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous people.The three-day conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, will give Mr. Anaya the opportunity to hold open discussions on issues ranging from the status of Sami self-determination and the right to land, water and natural resources in the Sámpi region to the situation of children and youth, with a particular focus on education and language. He will also assess the various contributions by Nordic governments on indigenous issues to the UN human rights bodies. He will hold both joint and separate meetings with indigenous non-governmental organizations (NGOs), governmental representatives and the Sami parliaments, after which he will issue a report on the human rights situation of the Sami people. 14 April 2010A conference of indigenous representatives and State officials from all the European Nordic countries opened in Finland today with a United Nations expert focusing on issues ranging from the status of Sami self-determination to education and language. read more

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4 May 2010The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo will travel to Kenya next weekend to start investigations into the violence that broke out in the east African country following the 2007 general elections, and to meet with some of those directly affected by the unrest. The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo will travel to Kenya next weekend to start investigations into the violence that broke out in the east African country following the 2007 general elections, and to meet with some of those directly affected by the unrest.“As promised, I will meet the victims, listen to them, understand their views and concerns,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said of his five-day trip, which begins on Saturday. “We will investigate the crimes, protecting the victims and respecting the rights of the suspects. We will follow the evidence, and we will prosecute those most responsible,” he said in a statement issued by the ICC.The prosecutor intends to meet with representatives of all segments of Kenyan society, notably with civil society and women’s groups, the business community, religious leaders, and the media, including community, local and regional radio stations.He will visit communities in some of the areas affected by the post-election violence. Similar visits to other affected areas outside the capital, Nairobi, will follow on his next visit to Kenya later this year.Those who wish to share their views with the Prosecutor or would like to pass on information related to the violence to him will have a chance to do so, including those who have reasons to believe they may be subject to investigations or prosecution, the ICC said.Mr. Moreno-Ocampo will also participate in a town hall event focusing on the theme of justice and reconciliation. He will answer questions and explain the ICC process now that the investigation has been authorized by ICC judges.“The whole international community is with the Kenyans. All Kenyans must come together and use the law and justice as a basis for their common future. The common goal is to ensure there is no repeat of violence in the 2012 elections,” Mr. Moreno-Ocampo said.An estimated 1,300 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the weeks after the results of general elections held at the end of December on 2007 were disputed, sparking intra-communal unrest.Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan brokered a political settlement that resulted in the formation of a coalition Government by the rival political parties in 2008. read more

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Busy consumers will soon have one more way to avoid going to the grocery store as Canadian retailers ramp up their e-commerce offerings in an apparent effort to beat tech titan Amazon, which recently entered the country’s grocery market.Loblaw Companies Ltd. announced Monday it will launch a new service in the spring that allows commuters to order groceries online and pick them up at one of five Go Transit stations in the Greater Toronto Area the next day.“This is a logical extension of our increasingly popular e-commerce services, and the growing customer appeal for ordering groceries online and picking them up when it’s most convenient,” said Jeremy Pee, the company’s senior vice-president of e-commerce, in a statement.Loblaw shrugs off PC Optimum card glitches, signs up 6 million customers amid fierce competitionWalmart courts urban Vancouver customers with launch of fresh grocery delivery serviceThe company partnered with Metrolinx, an Ontario government agency that co-ordinates and integrates transportation modes in the GTA and Hamilton area.The partnership will initially start with stations in Bronte, Oakville, Rouge Hill, Whitby and Clarkson, the company said, but Loblaw plans to expand to additional sites in the region.Groceries will come from nearby Fortinos or Loblaws stores, and will be waiting in a special delivery truck, in lockers or in an enclosed kiosk, Loblaw said.The service is an extension of the company’s click-and-collect offering as it allows customers who travel on Go Transit a pick-up option that doesn’t require them to adjust their daily commute, Loblaw said.Loblaw launched click-and-collect in 2014 and now offers the online order, in-store pick up service at 300 of its stores. The company is rolling out that service at a rapid clip, with about one new store offering click-and-collect every day.In November, the grocer announced it would also start home deliveries in Toronto and Vancouver through a partnership with California-based Instacart.Canada’s grocers have doubled down on expanding their e-commerce offerings in response to Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods Market, including its 13 Canadian locations, last year. The move sparked speculation among industry watchers that the company may be looking to expand its grocery delivery service north of the border.Shortly thereafter, Loblaw launched home delivery in two Canadian cities, and Sobeys Inc. signed a partnership to build a customer fulfilment centre in the GTA and launch home delivery in about two years.Earlier this month, Walmart Canada Corp. announced a partnership with Vancouver-based Sustainable Produce Urban Delivery to start offering home delivery in the city by the summer.Loblaw’s new PC Express service is consistent with the company’s goal to offer customers the highest level of convenience and value, and should help the company maintain and grow its customer base, said Irene Nattel, an analyst with RBC Dominion Securities, in a note.“In a world moving increasingly toward giving consumers the option of shopping how they want, when they want, wherever they want, Loblaw is continuing to extend its offering and relative advantage,” she said. read more

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Wickremesinghe also said that all the communities will be united and a new Constitution will be introduced.The Prime Minister was speaking at the opening of the Kothmale Mahasaya stupa today which was also attended by President Maithripala Sirisena. (Colombo Gazette) The Prime Minister said that the two main political parties have now united in the best interest of the country. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today said that the country will go forward under the leadership of President Maithripala Sirisena.He said that President Sirisena will achieve more than what former leaders have achieved in the country. He said under the leadership of the President a major development drive will take place over the next five years. read more

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first_imgTWO MEN AGED in their 30s and 40s have been arrested as part of a major garda crackdown on a Dutch organised crime gang operating here. It’s the latest development in a large-scale operation being headed-up by gardaí, in cooperation with Dutch, German and UK authorities. Gardaí say the gang have “strong Irish connections”.To date €2.5 million in cash; €2.5 million worth of cannabis herb; along with firearms, ammunition, grenades and luxury cars have been seized in Ireland and across Europe in connection with ‘Operation Majesty’.The gang being targetted are believed haves set up a massive criminal operation  importing cannabis from The Netherlands into Ireland via the postal system.A huge cache of arms was uncovered by gardaí in the South West as part of a raid carried out as part of the operation last year. 28 grenades, two submachine guns, two pistols and assorted ammunition were found in the May 2012 raid. Cannabis worth around a million euro was also seized, and two men arrested as part of that crack-down are currently before the courts.Enquiries carried out by the gardaí, assisted by the PSNI, revealed the the drugs had been delivered by a courier company from the Netherlands — via Germany, England and then Northern Ireland; in June of last year a man was arrested by PSNI officers in connection with the South West consignment.Dutch raidsThe operation then moved to The Netherlands, with Dutch authorities undertaking a number of major raids.In March of this year, police stopped a transporter carrying two Irish-registered vehicles — discovering €140,000 in cash in the tyres and arresting one person.Three drug consignments destined for the Irish market were later intercepted, containing cannabis herb with an estimated value of €400,000.Some of the cash seized in Holland [Garda Press]The Dutch operation culminated in a huge crackdown in the southern town of Moerdijk. Along with another €800,000 worth of drugs, officers also found the following:20 high value vehicles, including one Rolls Royce, three Bentleys and six Harley Davidsons.€2 million in cash40 mobile phones & BlackberrysDetails of 50 to 60 suspect bank accounts (all since frozen)The raid also yielded a number of ledgers, detailing the transport of drugs between the country, Germany and Ireland.The latest stage of the raid was completed in Ireland today: the two men were arrested following seven searches in the Dublin and Meath areas, carried out by officers from the National Drug Unit and the Organised Crime Unit.The two are being held for questioning tonight at Blanchardstown Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act (Drug Trafficking).Read: Wife and children of Dublin-based doctor killed in Leicester house firelast_img read more

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first_imgSome of the former residents outside the Four Courts today (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)Usher pointed out that if Dublin City Council is successful in its appeal in October, the former residents would only have weeks to sort out accommodation.“Dublin City Council are going to have to discuss what happens with this accommodation sooner rather than later,” he said.They can’t wait until 15 October to tell families what’s going to happen with their accommodation. They’ve already tried to put people out on the strets once, they can’t try to do the same thing again.“The council put a torpedo into Priory Hall”The courts had originally ruled that Dublin City Council was responsible for providing temporary accommodation for the residents of Priory Hall while they were unable to return to their homes.Dublin City Council had tried to have this order overturned in the High Court. The Council argued that it had only gone to the courts initially in October 2011 to secure an order to evacuate Priory Hall to “ensure the safety of families and persons who lived there.”One High Court judge said at an earlier hearing that the Council had “put a torpedo into Priory Hall and the collateral damage was the dislocation of 250 people who lived there.”Dublin City Council says it has spent €2.9 million since then on Priory Hall, including €1.05 million on security for the deserted complex and €972,000 on leasing apartments for the people who had to be evacuated.The complex in Donaghmede in north Dublin was completely evacuated on 17 October 2011 over major fire safety issues. Developer Tom McFeely was initially given five weeks to fix the problems but has since claimed that he cannot afford to fix the defects. Meanwhile Dublin City Council, which owns 26 of the apartments, argued that it should not be held responsible for the residents of all of the buildings.The Council had said before the ruling that the temporary accommodation arrangements currently in place will continue until November 2013, regardless of the outcome of any court case.Read: Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are ‘in a dreadful situation’ > Read: Priory Hall: ‘The Tenements of the Boom’ > Read: Priory Hall: ‘Families have had to press pause on their lives for the last year’ > We took out mortgages, we bought homes, we just want to get on with our lives, get away from Priory Hall and just forget about this whole thing. PRIORY HALL RESIDENTS have said that they remain in limbo after the Supreme Court postponed a decision on whether Dublin City Council must continue to pay their accommodation costs.The court said today that because mediation on both sides is ongoing, a final decision will be made on 15 October.In front of a packed courtroom, the five Supreme Court judges questioned why Dublin City Council had pushed ahead with an appeal despite the ongoing mediation process between both sides.Graham Usher, a spokesman for the former residents, said Dublin City Council should have thought through what it was doing.“We’re quite surprised [by the Supreme Court decision]” he said outside the court. “Families have been having sleepless nights for weeks coming up to this. We expected the case to be heard… but unfortunately the limbo continues. There’s no sign of an end to this in sight.”The Council has guaranteed to continue to pay accommodation for the residents who were evacuated due to major fire safety concerns up until November.Graham Usher said this was a relief, but added:It’s important to say that nobody wants to be in this temporary accommodation a day longer than we need to be.last_img read more

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first_imgThe inherent downside to most Android and iOS devices is the lack of removable storage. When get to the store, you tell yourself that you don’t really need the model with the larger storage, so you buy the cheaper model. Or maybe you’re a Nexus 7 user and realize that that 8GB (or even 16GB) is a sad, sad joke when it comes to storing video and music.These aren’t problems that are going to go away any time soon. Some Android devices support USB mounted storage, and the iPad has an SD card adapter, but these solutions aren’t totally functional. Until I was introduced to the Kingston WiDriveBest Price at Amazon, I was convinced that there wasn’t any single solution that would work for either platform. Despite its other shortcomings, however, the WiDrive seems like it could well be that solution.Kingston’s WiDrive is a portable storage drive with a WiFi access point built-in. If you have the SSID and the password to the device, and Kingston’s WiDrive app, you can access the device just like you could any other networked storage device. The internal battery allows you to create a point-to-point network with the WiDrive anywhere you are, allowing you to share files with multiple people even when not connected to the internet. As long as you are in range of the WiDrive, and as long as the battery holds up, you have access to those files. If you are in a long car ride, or on an airplane, the WiDrive also makes a perfect device for stashing a few movies to watch while you are on the go.Setting up the WiDrive is silly simple. The back of the device has the SSID and password for the first time you connect, and the settings for the unit are very easy to access from the app once you connect to it. All you do is connect to the device as though it were a wireless access point, after pressing the only button on the WiDrive, and then launch the app on your device. The battery indicator for the WiDrive doesn’t give you exact percentages for how much you have left, but instead offers you a color code for general awareness. It’s nice to be able to look down and see orange and know I need to charge it soon, but I would much rather the app just tell me how much battery I actually have left.Connecting the WiDrive to the computer works exactly as you would expect. In fact it works just like any other flash drive, allowing you to transfer files to the device in whatever format you choose, and organizing them however you like. When you are connected to your tablet, transferring files isn’t exactly as obvious. The WiDrive app offers a basic filesystem for moving things from one place to another, but offers very little in the way of error reporting should a file fail to transfer. This became especially troublesome when trying to move a large file from the tablet to the WiDrive, where the app would show a transfer status bar and then simply stop the transfer and return to the app.If you want to play a movie from the WiDrive, you can stream it right from the unit to your media player. In fact, during our tests we had two Nexus 7 units connected to the WiDrive at the same time, streaming the same movie at the same time in 720p. Both devices received the movie and played the file flawlessly. Using the WiDrive in this manner is probably not recommended though, as the unit got very hot during playback. Despite such abuse, however, the WiDrive kept its end of the agreement and still managed to last 3 hours and 47 minutes. According to Kingston, the battery is supposed to last for up to four hours of continuous use, but I think it is safe to assume that our test exceeded the standard use case for this device.The WiDrive is not without problems unfortunately. If you connect the device to a power source, it doesn’t do anything but charge. When you are connected to the WiDrive, you can’t be connected to another wireless network, and currently the device doesn’t support mounting to an existing wireless network. You can’t connect the WiDrive to your tablet via a USB on-the-go (OTG) cable, either.ConclusionEssentially the WiDrive is only useful when you are not at home. It’s a fantastic tool for when you are not connected to the internet, but I found switching back and forth between a data connection and the WiDrive to be tedious and unnecessary in a world with such inexpensive cloud storage. This device would be infinitely more useful if it synced to my Dropbox or Google Drive in some way, so it served as an offline locker for my files already stored online.If you find yourself without access to high speed internet regularly, an you need to carry a high volume of files with you, the WiDrive does a really nice job. If you’re a media junkie or know you will be somewhere that multiple tablet users will want access to media files, I was really surprised by how well it worked. I think Kingston has made a great device to fit an obvious niche of users, and the price for what you are getting is well worth it.Kingston offers the WiDrive in three different sizes at three different price points. Starting with the $50 16GB model, the $85 32GB one, and finally $145 for 64GB.WiDrive SettingsWiDrive SettingsKingston WiDrive size compareKingston WiDriveThis loaner unit was provided to us by Kingston.last_img read more

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first_imgGreece will not agree to a new bailout if the troika demands more austerity measures as part of the deal, Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras has told Kathimerini.The Greek finance chief said that negotiations regarding Greece’s fiscal gap, financing shortfall and what form further debt relief might take will continue but he was adamant that Athens would not accept more fiscal measures being added to the agenda.“We are negotiating hard, as we always do,” he said.“However, realism and calm has to prevail on all sides. At a time when markets are starting to trust Greece again, illogical demands can only cause damage.”The spread between Greek 10-year bonds and the benchmark German bund dropped to its lowest level in three years last week, but the Greek government has been alarmed by demands for further cuts and the European Central Bank’s refusal to discuss the option of rolling over Greek bonds to cover the country’s financing gap.“We will only agree on a new bailout package if it is not accompanied by new measures,” said Stournaras. “We will accept structural measures.”Greece has already backed down over the size of its primary surplus this year, with the troika rejecting Athens’s requests to include gains made by the Hellenic Financial Stability Fund. It has also been rebuffed by the troika over projections of increased tax revenues next year.The ECB has refused to budge on the issue of bond rollovers because it considers this “monetary financing” of a member state, which the bank’s charter forbids. The Greek government however believes that the ECB has been more flexible on similar issues in the cases of Ireland and Italy.“Fiscal and monetary strictness cannot be exhausted in Greece,” said Stournaras.In the meantime, the government is striving to meet its latest reform targets before the heads of the troika mission in Greece return later this month. They are due to come back on October 28, possibly paving the way for Athens to receive another 1 billion euros in bailout cash.Source: Kathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The European Court of Human Rights ordered Greece to pay 6,500 euros in compensation each to two applicants who lodged a complaint regarding the conditions of their detention prior to expulsion from the country.The applicants, Mariana de los Santos and Angela de la Cruz, both nationals of the Dominican Republic and born in 1962 and 1979 respectively, were arrested on August 10, 2011, for illegal entry into Greece and placed in detention with a view to their deportation at the Thessaloniki department for illegal immigration.They told the court that their cell was overcrowded and their daily stipend of 5.87 euros did not allow them to purchase regular meals.Their complaint also referred to the conditions of their detention in Athens after they were transferred to the Aliens Directorate of Attica in September of the same year, saying that conditions were unsanitary as there had been only a single shower and a single toilet for all of the female detainees.The conditions under which they were held were deemed by the court as inhuman or degrading treatment and in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.Source: Kathimerini.last_img read more

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first_imgTaxe carbone : Fillon se dit surpris par la censure du Conseil constitutionnelFrance – À la veille de son entrée en vigueur, le projet de taxe carbone s’est vu retoqué par le Conseil constitutionnel, une décision qui a plus que surpris le gouvernement comme l’a expliqué le Premier ministre François Fillon.Le projet de taxe carbone visant à taxer les énergies fossiles pour encourager les Français à se tourner vers les énergies renouvelables, a été censuré en raison de l’inégalité devant l’impôt qu’il engendrait entre les particuliers et les industries exonérées.À lire aussiWeb Censure : Reporters Sans Frontière place la France “sous surveillance” Une décision à laquelle ne s’attendaient absolument pas François Fillon et les membres de son gouvernement. “Je ne peux pas cacher que le gouvernement se soit interrogé et ait été surpris par la décision du Conseil constitutionnel” a expliqué le Premier ministre lors des questions au gouvernement devant l’Assemblée nationale.Le texte retoqué exonérait les 1000 industries les plus polluantes de taxe carbone en raison de leur soumission au marché des quotas d’émissions de CO2 a rappelé François Fillon. “Nous avions en effet considéré que les entreprises qui sont des grosses émettrices de CO2 dans notre pays étaient elles-mêmes sous le coup d’un système de régulation européen avec des quotas gratuits jusqu’en 2013 mais qui ne le seront pas ensuite”. Et d’ajouter que le projet prévoyait de rembourser intégralement les Français via des compensations : le gouvernement a estimé que “l’argument de l’inégalité devant l’impôt n’était pas évident”.Les décisions du Conseil constitutionnel étant sans recours et s’imposant au gouvernement comme à l’ensemble des pouvoirs publics, comme a tenu à le souligner le Premier ministre, une nouvelle mouture du texte sera élaborée. Ce nouveau projet devrait être présenté le 20 janvier prochain pour une entrée en vigueur de la taxe carbone en juillet 2010.Le 14 janvier 2010 à 16:37 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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first_imgPARKLAND, FLA. (WSVN) – A homeowner came home to find an alligator camping out in front of their door step in Parkland.The gator appeared outside the home around 11 a.m., Thursday, near Watercrest Circle West, in one of Parkland’s gated communities.The reptile, which was about 4 feet long, hung out on the front porch of the home until the homeowner called a trapper.The Broward Sheriff’s Office posted photos of the gator, which was then corralled and taken away. This was one heck of a house call in Parkland! Check out how close this little guy got to the front door. pic.twitter.com/GkoZ4Z41Px— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 15, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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first_imgInfosys share prices were down 1.52 percent at Rs. 1020.75 apiece after the company released details of analysts’ meet on Friday. The company’s client growth after the loss of RBS contract over Brexit impact, digital technology adoption and re-skilling employees were among the focus areas in the meet.Revenue The IT major recorded 10.9 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in dollar terms. Sequentially, the products and platforms segment was the largest contributor, at 7.1 percent, to the overall rise of revenues, while the core IT business contribution came at 3.6 percent. Consulting and packaging revenues fell by 1 percent month-on-month.After the first quarter earnings, CEO Vishal Sikka had cited consulting, package implementation and Finacle as areas that affected the overall performance of the company last quarter.Guidance Infosys had lowered its revenue guidance to 10.8-12.3 percent in constant currency from the earlier 11.8-13.8 percent on account of 4.47 percent sequential decline in net profit. In dollar terms too, net profit posted a 3.7 percent decline compared to March 2016 quarter.Clientele Infosys recorded higher top account growth and deal wins for the quarter ended June 2016. The IT services exporter said revenues from the top 10 clients grew 9.2 percent YoY during the first quarter, while the number of $100 million plus deals won increased to 17 from 14 in June 2015. Total contract value at the end of April-June quarter stood at $809 million, up 17.5 percent from the year-ago period.At the end of financial year 2015-16, the company had added 325 new clients, taking the total client count to 1092. The Bengaluru-based company had attained 97 percent repeat business during the last fiscal.The company witnessed ‘softness’ after Britain exited the European Union, a top executive said in the analyst meet. European market contributed 23 percent of the company’s outsourcing business in June 20, 2016 quarter.Attrition The company which recently denied reports of terminating 500 employees, saw attrition at 21 percent, the highest in the previous three quarters, while attrition among the high performers came down from 13.4 percent to 11.2 percent quarter-on-quarter.In a bid to improve productivity, the IT firm will carry forward the policy of differentiating between performers at various levels and will focus on leadership development among its workforce. The IT services firm implemented Infosys Learning Platform (ILP), under which entry-level employees will be trained in minimum three different languages. Employees also have an opportunity to explore internal job profiles through the Compass app, which gives workers more control over their career path.Among its plans for upcoming quarters include digital tutor on cloud and next-generation knowledge management platform. The company will focus on honing skills in design thinking and digital technologies. As of 2015, Infosys had trained 39,000 employees under its design thinking program.Digital Technology With the acquisition of eCommerce service provider Skava and automation start-up Panaya last year, Infosys aims to fill the gap between traditional IT and digital services through its offerings of Robotic Process Automation solutions. The IT service provider also unveiled in-house artificial intelligence platform Mana in April this year. The platform has analysed over 3 lakh use cases, according to the company’s statement.last_img read more

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first_img.In separate incidents, a minor girl has been ‘gang-raped’ in Pirojpur while another violated in Shariatpur district, reports UNB.In Pirojpur, a madrasah girl was gang-raped by two miscreants at Badura village in Mathbaria upazila on Thursday night.Police said the victim, a class-IX student and hailing from Jamalpur, has been living at her maternal grandfather’s house at the village since the separation of her parents.Neighbours Rumman Panchayet, 25, son of Yunus Panchayet, and Panna Panchayet, 35, son of Faruk Panchayet, stormed the victim’s room breaking open the door.They took her to a garden where they raped her in turns.Locals rescued the girl in the early hours of Friday and informed police.Later, police took her to Mathbaria police station, said M Golam Sarwar, officer-in-charge of the police station.Drives were underway to arrest the culprits, the OC added.In Sariatpur, police on Friday arrested a 45-year old man for violating a four-year old girl in Sarnaghosh village of the municipality.The arrested person is Abdur Rashid Mazhi, son of Mozibor Mazhi of Charvaga village in Vedarganj upazila, said Md Moniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Palang model police station.Police arrested the culprit after the victim’s father filed a case with the police station on Thursday, the OC added.last_img read more

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first_imgThe staircase of the newly traced fort of Ballal Sen at Munshiganj. Photo: Prothom AloThe ruins of historical Sen dynasty king Ballal Sen’s palace were traced at Ballal Bari village at Rampal union, Munshiganj sadar upazila, on Monday.A team led by Sufi Mostafizur Rahman, archaeology professor at Jahangirnagar University, found the archaeological evidence of the structure while digging up a betel nut plantation after a week-long excavation work.Sufi Mostafizur Rahman confirmed the ruins were of Ballal Sen’s fort.The square fort, 272 metres each side, had a 60 metre trench surrounding it. A section of the trench is still visible near Rampal College. The other parts were invisible underground, covered with roads, shops and structures built above.The village Ballala Bari was named after king Ballal Sen. He was the second ruler (1160-79) of the Sen dynasty of Bengal and son and successor of Vijay Sen. He consolidated the Sen kingdom and said to have been a scholar.Though it has been said for long that Ballal Sen’s palace was located here, the excavation revealed it was actually a fort.A number of artefacts including bricks, earthenware and charcoal were found three feet below the surface, Sufi Mostafizur Rahman said.The fort, temple and roads built during Ballal Sen’s rule could be traced too if the digging could be continued, he said adding, it required the governement’s assistance to do so.Shayla Farzana, the district commissioner of Munshiganj and sadar Upazila Nirbahi Officer Farukh Ahmed went to inspect the site.last_img read more

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first_imgPokemon Go proved over the summer months that the Pokemon IP retains its ability to attract millions of players and generate tens of millions in revenue. But it’s not just the officially licensed Pokemon products that are grabbed by fans, the unofficial fan-made objects can also be popular…overwhelmingly popular in fact.A great example of this comes from an artist known as Lauren from Lewisville, Texas who single-handedly runs the Etsy shop The Vintage Realm. She had a great idea for a new product to sell: take the Poke Ball design and create little Pokemon terrariums inside them including a Pokemon character. The end result looks fantastic.As you can imagine, Lauren’s Poke Balls have proved extremely popular, to the point where she can no longer keep up. Over 100 people have asked her to make custom versions, and she’s had to refuse them all. She works alone, and time is finite.Lauren has promised to get some new Poke Ball terrariums up for sale at least once a week. She creates three sizes: a 3-inch diameter for $20, a 4-inch diameter for $30, and a 5.5-inch diameter for $45. For all three shipping costs $6.50 and they only ship within the USA. Can you imagine how overwhelmed she’d be if they were offered internationally!?I’m sure Nintendo won’t be too happy about Lauren selling these Poke Balls, but I also wouldn’t be too surprised if The Pokemon Company decided to copy the idea. Official Pokemon terrariums would be extremely popular and could generate millions more in profit for both companies.We wish Lauren all the best while at the same time apologizing to her for inevitably making even more people aware of her awesome terrariums on Etsy. You can also check out more examples of the terrariums over on Lauren’s DeviantArt page.last_img read more

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first_img The Downadup uses a complicated algorithm which changes daily and is based on timestamps from public websites such as Google.com and Baidu.com. The worm then generates many possible domain names every day.Names such as: qimkwaify .ws, mphtfrxs .net, gxjofpj .ws, imctaef .cc, and hcweu .org. It would be impossible to shut them all down because there’s just too many and most of them aren’t even registered. The bad guys running the show only need to register one domain for the day, register it, and set up a website. From there they can gain access to all of the infected machines.In order for the F-Secure Response Team to determine just how many machines are infected, they will register some of the possible domains and connect to the infected machines. Right now the Response Team is seeing hundreds of thousands of unique IP addresses connecting to the domains they have registered. A large portion of that traffic is coming from corporate networks, through firewalls, proxies, and NAT routers. This clearly shows that one unique IP address can be connected to thousands of corporate machines. All this could have been avoided if more users had patched the vulnerability in how Windows processes remote procedure call (RPC) requests by the Windows Server service. Microsoft issued a critical out-of-band patch, bulletin MS08-067, to fix this problem.Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067: www.microsoft.com/technet/secu … lletin/MS08-067.mspx© 2009 PhysOrg.com Citation: Downadup Worm Hits Over 3.5 Million Computers (2009, January 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-downadup-worm-million.html (PhysOrg.com) — Security firm F-Secure has advised that the Downadup worm has spread to more than 3.5 million computers by exploiting a vulnerability Microsoft patched last October. This is achieved by trying to connect to various Web addresses. The worm then looks for an active Web server at one of these domains and downloads and runs a particular executable file. This allows the malware to do whatever it wants with all of the infected computers. Explore furthercenter_img Miracle machine makes heroic rescues and leaves patients in limbo This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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first_img 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. Apple sets new operating systems for iPhone, Mac Image: MuscleNerd/Twitter Citation: iOS 5 jailbroken before its release (2011, June 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-06-ios-jailbroken.html Explore furthercenter_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com The jailbreak was announced on Twitter, by a user named MuscleNerd. In addition to the tweet MuscleNerd posted two photographs as proof. The first image showed the new iOS with the Cydia store installed on the device. The second showed that root access to the OS had been gained. The hardware used to run iOS 5, since devices with this OS have not been released yet, was an iPod touch 4G which has a beta version installed on it. MuscleNerd is best known as part of the iPhone Dev Team that jailbreak iOS devices. In order to break the device MuscleNerd had to use Geohot’s Limera1n exploit. This adds a big drawback to your iPhone, since it now has to be tethered in order to boot. So, do not try this one at home unless you are willing to connect your iPhone to a PC every time you want to be able to turn it on. On the bright side, this break will work on the final version of the device so if you choose to do this you will be able to jailbreak on the day of release. iPhone running on iOS 5 will be released in fall of this year. (PhysOrg.com) — The beta version of iOS has already been jailbroken, which is interesting when you consider that the iOS 5 was only announced 24 hours prior to the jailbreak, at the Apple keynote address at WWDC. The presentation, which was not devoted exclusively to the iOS 5, did detail some new features that users of the unbroken OS can expect to be able to use. last_img read more

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first_img DEAL OF THE DAY Ads by Amazon Search ENDS IN Ads by Amazon Close The laser retroreflector arrays left by the astronauts of Apollo 11 on the lunar surface were instrumental in accurately measuring the distance between moon and Earth. ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2 mission is carrying new laser retroreflectors to its journey to the moon.   ( NASA ) In 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts left lunar lasers on the moon. Decades later, the experiment remains active, with India’s Chandrayaan-2 carrying reflectors to its mission to the moon.The original laser reflector experiment onboard the Apollo 11 contained 100 small prisms that scientists on Earth would shoot with laser beams. The array of cubes were placed in an 18-inch-square aluminum panel.Lunar missions that followed suit, Apollo 14 and 15 left more of those prisms. The main objective of the reflectors is to measure the distance between the Earth and the moon. Wow facts 2Share this videoCopyPausePlay00:00% Buffered0PreviousPausePlayNextLive00:00 / 00:00UnmuteMuteExit fullscreenFullscreenCopy video urlPlay / PauseMute / UnmuteReport a problemLanguageBackMox PlayerDefaultEnglishEspañolУкраїнськаРусскийThe special laser retroreflector that NASA supplied to ISRO is positioned on the Chandrayaan’s Vikram Lander. The new microretroreflector device weighs only 22 grams and can be seen from the lunar orbit. It is similar to the one deployed on the InSight Mars lander.NASA’s Laser ExperimentThe laser ranging retroreflector is a special type of mirror that can always reflect an incoming light beam to the same direction that it came from. The reflector requires no power and is still capable of operating.The first precise measurement of the distance from Earth to the moon was achieved on Aug. 1, 1969, in a landmark experiment involving Lick Observatory astronomers and the Apollo 11 astronauts.At the time, Lick Observatory’s Shane Telescope was the second largest in the world. The 120-inch telescope fired a powerful laser beam at the moon and detected the light that bounced back from retroreflector array placed by Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar surface.When the laser pulse reached the moon, its light spanned over an area about 2 miles in diameter. The delay between the short pulses of light from the laser and the return signals from the moon was used to calculate the distance between the two bodies with unprecedented accuracy.”It was a big technological feat to detect such a small signal,” said Elinor Gates, staff astronomer at Lick Observatory.The amount of light that came back to the telescope from the reflector array was just a few photons. When a laser beam hits a reflector, scientists at the observatories use sensitive filtering and amplification equipment to detect any return signal. NASA attributes the improvement of measurement of the moon’s distance to better lasers and computing equipment.Chandrayaan’s Mission To The MoonNASA congratulated ISRO on the successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 on July 22.”We’re proud to support your mission comms using our Deep Space Network and look forward to what you learn about the lunar South pole where we will send astronauts on our #Artemis mission in a few years,” NASA tweeted.The mission experienced a setback when the launch on July 15 was aborted an hour before liftoff due to technical issues. Chandrayaan’s soft landing on the south side of the moon is scheduled on Sept. 7. It will journey for 48 days to reach the moon. TAG Apollo 11, India, Lunar Mission AllVideo On Demand: Rent or BuyClothing & AccessoriesMajor AppliancesArts, Crafts & SewingAutomotiveBaby & NurseryBeauty & GroomingBooks & TextbooksCollectible CoinsCamera & PhotoCell Phones & AccessoriesClassical MusicComputers, Tablets & ComponentsBlu-Ray & DVDElectronic Components & Home AudioEntertainment CollectiblesVideo GamesOther Gift Card BrandsGrocery & Gourmet FoodPatio, Lawn & GardenHealth & HouseholdBusiness & Industrial SuppliesJewelryKindle StoreKitchen & DiningMagazinesMiscellaneousDigital MusicCDs & VinylMusical InstrumentsOffice & School SuppliesPet Food & SuppliesPatio, Lawn & GardenShoes, Handbags, Wallets, SunglassesSoftwareSports CollectiblesSports & FitnessHome ImprovementToys & GamesVHSVideo GamesWatches Bestseller ⓒ 2018 TECHTIMES.com All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission. Alllast_img read more