SBI reveals names of 10 big wilful defaulters

first_imgMumbai: The State Bank of India on Friday revealed the names of 10 new big ticket firms and their top officials and declared them as “wilful defaulters”. The firms, include players from pharmaceuticals, gems and jewellery, power, infrastructure and other sectors, according to public notices issued by the Stressed Assets Management Branch 1 (SAM-1), Cuffe Parade. Mostly based in Mumbai, the defaulters have been served repeated reminders to clear their outstanding that are pegged at nearly Rs 1,500 crore. The SBI has warned the borrowers of legal action if they fail to repay their dues with interest and other charges within the next 15 days.last_img

Deaths of dad and daughter still being probed parents had custody dispute

first_imgRED DEER, Alta. – Court documents suggest a father who was found dead on the weekend alongside his six-year-old daughter was embroiled in a contentious custody dispute with the girl’s mother.CTV News has identified the six-year-old girl as Callie Campbell and her father as Robert Lesslie Malcolm Campbell, 39.Both were found dead in a home in Red Deer, Alta., on Sunday.RCMP said Tuesday that the autopsies on the pair have been completed but the cause and manner of death had yet to be determined and officials were waiting for more tests results.The court documents include a sworn affidavit in which the mother, Debbie Hildebrandt, called Robert Campbell “a bully.”Records showed the relationship between the two parents during their separation appeared to be strained.Callie moved to Camrose, Alta., with her mother in June 2014 but her father had custody of her every other weekend.The Elk Island Catholic School district released a statement Tuesday saying a counsellor had been provided for students and staff at St. Patrick Catholic School, where the little girl was a student.(CTV Edmonton)last_img read more

Environment Canada predicts warmer than normal summer for Northeastern BC

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the start of summer just over a week away, Environment Canada has provided an outlook as to what we can expect for weather in Northeastern B.C.According to Environment Canada Meteorologist, Bobby Sekhon, the seasonal forecast models say we can expect to see a warmer than normal summer not only in the Northeast but all across the Province.“We are predicting a warmer than normal summer, so that’s in June, July, and August for all of B.C., actually.” Sekhon says while we did experience a relatively dry winter and spring, it is hard to predict if July and August will be dry even with the temperatures expected to be above the 20°C average.According to Sekon, July is usually the month when Fort St. John receives the most rain.“For July and August, we can’t say at this point how much precipitation we are going to have. We can tell you that, climatologically, on average July is the wettest month of the year for Fort St. John.”Within the past few months, Fort St. John has only seen 6.2 mm of precipitation, making it the fifth driest spring on record.Environment Canada is expecting rain to come through the area later this week and periodically throughout late June.last_img read more

Moroccan Policeman Arrested Charged with Leading Cocaïne Distribution Network

Rabat- A cocaine trafficking network led by a police officer stationed at the Police Academy in Kenitra that supplied cocaïne to affluent areas of the capital of the Gharb, was dismantled on Saturday in Kenitra, according to Al Akhbar.The newspaper, citing its own sources, says it all started with very close monitoring of luxury restaurants and bars where intelligence officers noticed dubious activities going on that aroused their curiosity.They followed a number of suspects, and, to their surprise, the investigation uncovered that the leader of the criminal drug trafficking gang of five was none other than one of their own: a police officer stationed at the Royal Academy of Kenitra. The same source added that the investigators went to the home of the main defendant and seized about four kilograms (more than 9 Ibs) of hard drugs, plus an electronic scale for weighing the drugs, which were sold in affluent neighborhoods in Kenitra and Rabat.According to Al Akhbar, the officer-turned-drug-dealer abused of the trust of his job to avoid drug controls. His two suppliers were also arrested.The police officer arrested in connection with this case has been suspended from his duties by the General Direction for Surveillance of the Territory (DGSN), pending the completion of the investigation..© Morocco World News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, rewritten or redistributed. read more

UN joins forces with private sector to tackle terrorist use of Internet

22 February 2010The United Nations and the private sector, including Microsoft and other corporations, are joining forces to identify ways of combating the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, including the recruitment of members and the organizing of terrorist acts. The Working Group on Countering the Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes – part of the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force (CTITF) – is holding talks at Microsoft’s headquarters, near the United States city of Seattle, with the company and others, including Symantec and McAfee, to examine technical issues surrounding the topic. The CTITF was set up in 2005 and brings together two dozen UN entities, working under mandates from the General Assembly, the Security Council and various specialized agencies, funds and programmes. The two-day gathering which started today is the first of its kind at the UN level to bring together Member States and entities of the world body with the private sector and academia to examine ways to counter terrorist use of the Internet, according to Jean-Paul Laborde, who heads the CTITF. There is a high level of crime on the Internet, and “it is essential that you bring in the private sector, [which is] an essential partner in moving forward,” Richard Barrett, who co-chairs the Working Group, told the UN News Centre. The meeting comes on the heels of a gathering last month in Berlin, Germany, where participants examined laws currently in place regarding the use of the Internet for terrorist purposes, such as direct attacks on networks and computer systems. Member States have yet to agree on a precise definition of “terrorism.” This complicates discussions on possible legal frameworks to prevent or curtail terrorists’ use of the Internet due to the resulting questions over possible infringements on the freedom of speech and human rights, Mr. Barrett noted. A third meeting, looking into how the Internet can also be utilized to counter the appeal of terrorism, is scheduled to be held in the near future. The aim is to produce a comprehensive guide offering an assessment of the challenges as well as tools to counter terrorist use of the Internet. read more

Sri Lankan movie to compete in Oscars mainstream category

For the first time in the history of Sri Lankan film industry, a movie from the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, shall vie for Oscars 2019. The movie titled ‘The Frozen Fire’, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe, is the first Sri Lankan movie to enter in mainstream ‘Best Picture’ category of Oscars 2019, the officials revealed.The preview show of ‘The Frozen Fire’ was screened on Tuesday at the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan movies have only entered twice in Oscars before this, that too in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film category. Commenting on the Oscar mission, Nisha Joseph, Manager of ALFS said that the entertainment industry is growing rapidly in Sri Lanka. “It is a great privilege to be associated with the Sri Lankan film industry. The Frozen Fire is our first project from the island and we are extremely excited to take this unique project to the Oscars. Sri Lankan cinema has a lot to offer the global audiences and we hope to associate with more movie projects for the international awards arena,” she said. Anuruddha JayasingheNisha, who is also the Artistic Director of All Lights India International Film Festival (ALIIFF) highlighted that India-Sri Lanka should strengthen collaboration in culture through promoting co-production movie ventures as well as tourism destinations. “There is immense potential for partnership in culture and knowledge exchange. Both governments (India and Sri Lanka) should come forward to tap the potential as early as possible. It is the need of the hour,” she added.The movie is produced by Chamathka Pieris under the banner of Cinepro Lanka International.  Ariyawansha Dhammage is the script writer. Cinepro which is one of Sri Lanka’s top cinema and television production companies intends to promote the movie and showcase the island nation’s leap in filmmaking to a global audience. India-based All Lights Film Services (ALFS), a leading film consultancy company, is handling the Oscar contention of ‘The Frozen Fire’. ALFS has managed Oscar nominations of more than 14 Indian movies including the much acclaimed Ballad of Rustom, Kamasutra 3D, Pulimurugan, DAM 999 and Color of Sky. The movie’s plot follows the life of Wijeweera, his close associates and those whose political and personal lives are entwined with his on account of their ideological preferences. The film’s makers take the viewer through the turbulent twelve years from Wijeweera’s release from jail until his ghastly murder in the late 1980s through the multiple viewpoints of Wijeweera, his family, friends, comrades and detractors.Based in Kochi, the commercial capital of Kerala, All Lights Film Services (ALFS) is a film consulting, marketing and promotion division of the Aries Telecasting Private Limited. ALFS helps filmmakers ‘Go Global’ by providing their movie/documentary the deserved exposure at international film festivals across the globe. ALFS also conducts rigorous campaigns to help films get into the very prestigious Oscar nomination race. The firm was founded by Sohan Roy, the Founder Director of the USD 10 billion Project Indywood. read more

Iraqi official agrees to meet Annan for talks in January on future

The meeting will likely take place on the morning of 19 January, spokesman Fred Eckhard announced at a press briefing in New York. Mr. Pachachi is expected to be accompanied by Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, the President of the Governing Council for December, and Massoud Barzani of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the expected President for February, he added.”We are in regular contact with the United States mission to the United Nations regarding possible participation by members of the [US-led] Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), but we have nothing definite to announce at this time,” Mr. Eckhard added.Asked if the United States had given a response to the Secretary-General, Mr. Eckhard replied that the initial reaction from two very senior US officials had been positive, but added that he nothing firm to answer at this time.Meanwhile earlier this week in Washington, the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) for Iraq – entrusted by the UN Security Council with monitoring the US-led management of funding and revenues in the country – met for a second time to continue its talks on organizational matters.According to a communiqué issued after its meeting, the IAMB reviewed the scope of work for the external auditors to be appointed by the CPA to audit the export sales of Iraqi oil, petroleum products and natural gas, and the operations of the Development Fund for Iraq, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 1483 of 22 May 2003.”IAMB attaches the highest priority to this scope of work, and to this end IAMB will provide its comments to the Coalition Provisional Authority before the end of the year,” the communiqué said. read more

Correction AbbottSt Jude Acquisition story

This Wednesday, July 22, 2015, photo shows St. Jude Medical corporate headquarters, in Little Canada, Minn., just north of St. Paul. Abbott Laboratories will spend $19.3 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake in cardiovascular care, the companies announced Thursday, April 28, 2016. The combined company will offer devices in nearly every area of cardiovascular care, competing directly with industry leaders Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT by The Associated Press Posted Apr 29, 2016 9:13 am MDT Last Updated Apr 29, 2016 at 9:44 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Correction: Abbott-St Jude Acquisition story In a story April 28 about an Abbott Laboratories plan to buy St. Jude Medical, The Associated Press reported erroneously the deal’s value. Abbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical, not $19.3 billion.A corrected version of the story is below:Abbott Labs to spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude MedicalAbbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s share of the market for cardiovascular careBy TOM MURPHY and MATTHEW PERRONEAP Business WritersAbbott Laboratories will spend $25 billion to buy St. Jude Medical Inc. in a cash-stock deal that aims to strengthen the medical device maker’s stake in cardiovascular care.Shares of North Chicago, Illinois-based Abbott plunged, while St. Jude soared Thursday morning after the companies announced the deal.The combined company will offer devices in nearly every area of cardiovascular care, competing directly with industry leaders Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. It noted that the acquisition will blend St. Jude’s pacemaker and implantable defibrillator business with Abbott’s focus on artery-opening stents and heart repair products.Wells Fargo analyst Larry Biegelsen said the deal makes sense because “there is very little overlap” between the companies’ offerings. The combined business will be better able to compete with larger companies in the device space, including Johnson & Johnson.Abbott said St. Jude shareholders will receive $46.75 in cash and a portion of Abbott stock for each St. Jude share. The total consideration adds up to about $85 per share.That represents a 37 per cent premium to Wednesday’s $61.95 closing price of St. Jude shares.The deal value totals around $30.7 billion based on Abbott’s recent stock price and assuming about $5.7 billion in St. Jude debt.Abbott makes medical devices and generic drugs, but infant formula and nutritional beverages, which includes the Similac, Ensure and Pedialyte brands, make up the company’s biggest business. In February, Abbott said it would spend $4.8 billion on Alere Inc. to expand its medical testing business.St. Jude’s expertise selling medical implants to hospitals should open new opportunities and help drive sales for Abbott’s devices, according to Leerink Swann analyst Danielle Antalffy.“Abbott’s device business has been under-scaled, driving underperformance over the last few years,” Antalffy states, in a note to investors.Abbott said the boards of both companies have approved the deal for St. Paul, Minnesota-based St. Jude. The companies expect the deal will close in the fourth quarter, but the acquisition still must be reviewed by regulators and approved by St. Jude shareholders. read more

Court grants Sears Canada approval to begin liquidation sales Friday

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 18, 2017 2:00 am MDT Last Updated Jul 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Court grants Sears Canada approval to begin liquidation sales Friday A Sears is shown in Ottawa on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Sears Canada has been given approval to begin liquidation sales Friday at the 59 locations it plans to close. Ontario Superior Judge Barbara Conway approved the motion Tuesday.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick TORONTO – Liquidation sales at dozens of Sears Canada locations slated for closure could begin as early as this week after an Ontario court signed off on the plan Tuesday.The sales can start Friday and run no later than Oct. 12 with the deep discounts happening only at the 59 department and Sears Home stores that have been slated for closure.Sears lawyer Jeremy Dacks told the hearing to approve plan that it was “crucial” the retailer be permitted to begin sales of its merchandise, furniture, fixtures and equipment as soon as possible so it could “maximize” benefits for its stakeholders.“It gives us certainty of recovery,” Dacks said in court.The nearly 300-page motion was unopposed by the litany of lawyers involved in the proceedings, including those representing the company, the landlords, the monitor and current and ex-employees.The majority of the sales will be overseen by a third-party liquidator with current employees being asked to stay on the job until the sales are complete and the locations are shut down.Stores will be able to advertise the sales with signs that say “Everything On Sale,” “Everything Must Go,” and “Store Closing” or similar wording. However, the signs cannot say “Bankruptcy,” “Liquidation” or “Going out of Business,” according to the motion.Sears Canada has been operating under court protection from creditors since June 22 when it announced its plan to shutter 59 stores and cut approximately 2,900 jobs.Last week, Ontario Superior Court Judge Glenn Hainey gave the company the green light to begin the process of putting itself up for sale. He also gave the retailer approval to pay $9.2 million in retention bonuses to executives and other key employees.The payout was part of a compromise with retired employees that will see Sears Canada continue making some benefit and pension payments to retirees until Sept. 30.Founded in 1952, Sears Canada operates 239 locations, including department stores, Hometown stores, Home Stores, distribution centres and warehouses. It also owns 16 franchises under the Corbeil banner, a specialty major appliances chain. It said it hopes to exit court protection as soon as possible this year.Follow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. read more

Man charged with murder of Pentonville Prison inmate

first_imgA man has been charged with murder following the death of a 21-year-old man at Pentonville Prison.Jamal Mahmoud, who had just become a father, was stabbed to death at the jail in Islington on Tuesday during an attack that also injured two others.Police say Basana Kimbembi, 34, has been charged with his murder.A second man, 26, has been released from custody over the incident and returned to prison.The two injured men – aged 21 and 30 – were taken to an east London hospital for treatment for non-life threatening injuries, police said, and they remain there.The killing of the young father prompted calls for an inquiry into the state of jails in England and Wales, with his family accusing the prison of “neglecting him”.HMP Pentonville is a category B Victorian prison which opened in 1842 and holds more than 1,200 adults.According to a HM Inspectorate of Prisons report in February last year, the prison sees a rapid turnover with more than 100 new prisoners a week and it was “performing poorly” as a result of staff shortages, overcrowding and prisoners’ easy access to drugs. 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.last_img read more

Pick Szeged 4 of 4 Improving attack confident victory

HungaryPick Szeged ← Previous Story POLAND: Kielce’s easy first away win in new season! Next Story → THW KIEL ONLY ON 100%: RNL lost point in Goppingen! In Round 4 of Hungarian League Pick Szeged played at home against Vác on Saturday evening. The home team quickly gained a five-goal difference thanks to two goals and several brilliant assists by promising Spanish playmaker Mindegia. The guest couldn’t deal with Szeged’s aggressive defense and Mikler who made some great saves (15th minute 8-2). Left-handed youngster Ancsin was very effective from 9 meters but some silly mistakes in Pick’s defense and some strange penalty decisions by the referees brought the guests a bit closer. By the end of the first half Pick lead by 5 goals (14-9).The Mindegia-show continued in the second half. First he scored, then provided several great passes to his fellow players. The goal of the match came from left wing Kekezovic following Mindegia’s pass behind his back. Pick’s lead slowly increased to 10 goals by the 47th minute (25-15) thanks to effective play by Larhom and Bosnian pivot Vranjes.In the end Szeged won by 9 goals (29-20) making coach Pastor satisfied with his team’s attack performance.Best scorers: Ancsin 6, Vranjes 5,  Larholm 4  / Gábori 5.Text: Gábor Várkonyi, Péter ButtyPhoto: www.szegedma.hu read more

Child tanners banned from sunbeds

first_imgRecent figures from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland showed an 81% increase in skin cancer cases between 1994 (when records began). Over 10,000 new cases were diagnosed in 2011 – a figure the NCRI expects to double by 2040.The Irish Cancer Society has welcomed the ban, saying that the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer places sunbeds in its highest cancer risk category. Kathleen O’Meara of the Irish Cancer Society explains that this means “sunbed use is as carcinogenic as tobacco or plutonium.”Using a sunbed for the first time before the age of 30 raises your risk of getting melanoma by 75%, according to the Society.National Cancer Control Programme Director Dr Susan O’Reilly welcomed the ban, but also urged adults to consider the risks associated with sunbeds:Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer in Ireland and the numbers of new cases are increasing every year. People with moles should check them regularly and see their GP if they notice any changes, such as, increasing size, changing colour or irregular edges.The Health Minister thanked his predecessor James Reilly for his work on the ban and said the Department of Health had been supported on the issue by stakeholders including the Irish Cancer Society and the Marie Keating Foundation.The ban will be enforced by environmental health officers from the HSE.Infograpic: Here’s how you spot skin cancer >Read: Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Ireland and the numbers are rising > ANYONE UNDER 18 will be banned from using sunbeds in Ireland from Monday onwards, as new legislation governing the use of the tanning units comes into effect.Minister for Health Leo Varadkar today described the ban as “an essential step to protect children’s health and well-being and an important preventative measure in terms of skin cancer.”Under the Public Health (Sunbeds) Act 2014, it is an offence to sell or hire a sunbed to anyone under 18 or to allow them use one on a “sunbed premises”. Sunbed operators will also have to provide clients with written details on the risks and dangers of sunbed use.The Department of Health categorises a sunbed as any tanning unit used to tan the skin using UV radiation.“Skin cancer is the fastest growing cancer in Ireland,” Varadkar said ahead of Monday’s ban. He added:More than 850 new cases of melanoma are reported in Ireland each year, with 150 Irish people dying annually. This ban won’t solve the skin cancer problem on its own, but we can achieve our goal if we work together and raise awareness.last_img read more

Certains papillons sadaptent au changement climatique

first_imgCertains papillons s’adaptent au changement climatiquePubliant leurs travaux dans Molecular Ecology, des chercheurs britanniques ont mis en évidence chez une espèce de papillon, l’Argus brun, les variations génétiques qui sous-tendent une adaptation rapide à de nouveaux habitats. Celle-ci permet à cet insecte de coloniser le nord du Royaume-Uni en réponse au réchauffement climatique.En utilisant des techniques génétiques pour détecter certains changements évolutifs, des chercheurs de l’Université de Bristol et de l’Université de Sheffield ont étudié la façon dont l’Argus brun (Aricia agestis), un papillon vivant notamment dans les îles britanniques, colonise de nouveaux territoires situés plus au nord, pour pallier au réchauffement climatique.À lire aussiLe tardigrade, cet animal quasi indestructible, révèle la clé de ses super-pouvoirsCet élargissement de l’aire de distribution du lépidoptère implique des adaptations importantes survenues pendant ou après cette expansion, notamment grâce à une variabilité préexistante, en termes de préférence d’habitat, au sein de sa population.”À notre connaissance, c’est l’une des premières études visant à identifier les preuves génétiques de changements évolutifs associés aux modifications [écologiques] profondes provoquées par les changements climatiques récents. Ces résultats sont importants car la compréhension de la probabilité et de la vitesse de tels changements adaptatifs est essentielle dans la détermination du taux d’extinction des espèces dû aux changements climatiques en cours”, conclut James Buckley, un des biologistes auteurs de l’étude.Le 3 décembre 2011 à 14:44 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Alan Smith on Mislintats departure

first_imgThere is no point in Arsenal retaining the services of Sven Mislintat if the club is unwilling to spend money, according to the club’s legend Alan Smith.Mislintat, 46, was appointed as Arsenal’s head of recruitment in November 2017 but rumours are rife he is set for an exit after masterminding some of the club’s major deals including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for £56million in January 2018.The club are said to be looking to appoint a technical director, and former striker Smith believes it’s the right call considering the club is not keen on any buys.“The Ramsey situation is a funny one,” he told Friday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on TalkSport and cited on Football London.Jadon SanchoMerson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“He’s such a good player and to see him move to Juventus, where I’m sure he’ll do well, it’s a bit galling for Arsenal fans – especially given the situation in midfield.“We’ve got Matteo Guendouzi, Lucas Torreira, and Granit Xhaka – they’ll do a shift but they’re not going to create too many chances. It’s certainly an area Arsenal are lacking in.“I think all Arsenal fans were hoping this would come to an end,” added Smith, hinting at his frustration at another quality player be allowed to leave the club.“They’ve got a new backroom team in place with Raul Sanllehi and Sven Mislintat, who seems to be leaving. He’s head of recruitment but there’s not much point him being there if they can’t recruit because they’ve got no money.”last_img read more

Valley Republicans Going Back to Juneau

first_imgThere were no surprises in the returns of the Mat Su races after Tuesday’s vote count was tallied.  Unofficial general election results show that the Matanuska Valley’s Republican incumbents kept their jobs after the voting was done on Tuesday.Speaking at Anchorage’s Election Central, House 12’s Shelly Hughes says she’s looking forward to the next legislature. “I think it’s a good night, I think that the future is bright for Alaska. That there’s work on the gasline, there’s work on bringing down the budget. And we’ve got a good team that’s coming together to be able to do that down in Juneau. Still watching that governor’s race. I think that is the one everyone is watching.”‘] The governor’s race is too close to call yet, although Republican incumbents Wes Keller, Lynn Gattis and Mark Neuman will return to the state house.  Mark Neuman said the wins were the result of hard work.“I think we’re doing okay in representing the views of the people. I don’t know if I ever really expect anything. I just work hard and we end up where we end up.”Newcomers to the House’s Valley delegation are Republican Jim Colver, who won a three way race to win House 9.   Colver thanked his volunteers, saying“Yeah, I’ve got a core of folks, you know, working Alaskans. Valley people, Valdez people, we like to hunt and fish. I can relate, we’re all Alaskans. They want a guy like me, that you know, has got a track record, I think. I like to solve problems and build roads. That’s what I plan to do. You know, it looks like I’m going to be in a good sized majority to work with. We got our work cut out for us with the budget, though. “ And Republican Cathy Tilton won her first state election to take the House 12 seat vacated by former Representative Bill Stoltze.Stoltze handily won his race for the new Senate F seat, besting Democratic challenger Pat Chesbro.   Stoltze  said he’s ready to take it on. “A lot of challenges, looking forward. I’m glad our full Valley delegation got a return trip. If any one of us would have lost, it would be a big loss for the whole team.” Incumbent Republican Senator Mike Dunleavy defeated independent challenger Warren Keogh, to keep his  Senate E seat in Juneau.last_img read more

Plane makes emergency landing on Seward Highway

first_imgA light plane made a forced landing on the Seward Highway near Girdwood on Monday, closing the highway for about 15 minutes. The pilot of the plane was injured, according to Alaska State Troopers.Download AudioThe pilot and bystanders pushed the plane off the road.According to the National Transportation Safety Board, engine failure caused the pilot to make an emergency landing. He had just taken off from the Girdwood airport, and was attempting to return there when he landed on the highway.Millicent Hoidal with the NTSB says there will be no further investigation.last_img

Deliver consular services 24 hrs FM asks head of missions

first_imgForeign minister AK Abdul Momen. File photoForeign minister AK Abdul Momen has directed all Bangladesh missions abroad to provide consular services for its citizens round the clock, reports UNB.He has already written a letter outlining necessary measures to all the heads of missions abroad with much focus on building stronger relations with Bangladeshi expatriates.In the letter, he directed the mission heads to keep the consular services line open for 24 hours with immediate effect, said the foreign ministry on Thursday.The foreign minister said it is urgent to improve consular services making it friendly for Bangladeshi expatriates through bringing necessary changes.He said the flow of investment and remittance into Bangladesh will increase if the Bangladeshi expatriates can be involved in Bangladesh’s overall development process.The desired success depends on friendly relations with expatriates with required services in place, said the foreign minister.He also directed them to make a database on expatriates as per their professions.last_img read more

Will the US Break Up Big Tech Dont Hold Your Breath

first_imgFor a “let’s break up Big Tech” antitrust movement to happen, as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has proposed, “there would have to be a sea change first in how the antitrust enforcement agencies think about antitrust and then in how the courts think about it,” says Prof. Daniel A. Crane, senior professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School.Political pressure is building on U.S. regulators to do something, or at least make it look like they’re trying. The Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission in the past few weeks have divvied up their oversight of Big Tech with potential antitrust probes in the offing, per multiple reports. The DOJ is looking into Google and Apple and the FTC is examining Facebook and Amazon, according to a Wall Street Journal report.The prospect of major regulatory action against tech companies spooked investors — shares of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, fell 6% on Monday — but tech stocks rebounded Tuesday amid a broader market uptick.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) joined the fray Monday in a pair of tweets, citing the House Judiciary’s launch of “a long overdue investigation to determine if dominant digital platforms have harmed Americans in the marketplace & the voting booth.” Her statements come a week after she lashed out at Facebook when the company refused to remove a doctored video.“Unwarranted, concentrated economic power in the hands of a few is dangerous to democracy — especially when digital platforms control content,” Pelosi wrote. “The era of self-regulation is over.”The question is what legal grounds the U.S. can use to rein in the big tech firms. Historically, antitrust law considers consumer harms in terms of pricing. But if, for example, Amazon or Facebook steal an idea from a competitor or acquire a startup before it can become a rival, “that doesn’t result in higher prices — it’s some future innovation harm,” says Hal Singer, fellow at George Washington Institute Public Policy. Going down the antitrust path could take up to a decade to reach a resolution, according to Singer. Steven Spielberg’s Apple Event Appearance Was a Slap at Netflix (Analysis) Related Congress might get there faster through legislation, akin to the Glass-Steagall provisions of the Banking Act of 1933, which forced banks to separate commercial and investment banking. Even so, it’s not clear that breaking up tech giants would actually work to fix the problem, for example, by requiring Facebook to spin off Instagram and WhatsApp or making Google divest YouTube, says Singer.“If you had five Baby Facebooks, they would still have an incentive to steal” or otherwise use their scale to thwart rivals, Singer says.It’s worth noting that two decades ago, the U.S. government filed an antitrust suit — joined by 20 states — against Microsoft, seeking to break it up. The complaint centered on the software giant’s bundling of Windows and Internet Explorer together. The DOJ won an initial ruling approving splitting Microsoft into two entities (an OS company and an applications company). But the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected the idea that Microsoft should be broken up as the remedy for anticompetitive behavior. The Justice Department later reached a settlement with Microsoft, which among other concessions agreed to share APIs with third parties.“Breakup remedies are radical and they frequently have unintended consequences,” says Prof. Herb Hovenkamp of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School. “Judges aren’t good at breaking up companies.”For now, expect business as usual among the big technology companies, according to Wall Street analysts.For Google, the worst-case scenario of the U.S. antitrust probes would be a fine like the $5 billion penalty the European Commission imposed last year, according to Citigroup analyst Mark May. European regulators ruled that parts of agreements between Google and Android partners violated European law, including requiring manufacturers to pre-install the Google Search app and Chrome browser app as a condition for licensing Google’s Play Store app. Meanwhile, a U.S. antitrust case against Facebook is “even less clear than it is for Alphabet,” May added. Popular on Variety Massive iPhone Hack Compromised Thousands of Phones Saber-rattling from D.C. about curbing the power of tech titans Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple has gotten louder. The growing backlash against Silicon Valley giants, who are viewed as harming competitors and wielding inordinate power over a key sector of the economy, could become part of the conversation in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.But could that lead to the U.S. breaking up one or more of the tech companies? It’s a long shot. Even if government regulators decide they have credible grounds to pursue antitrust cases against Big Tech, it will be at least five years — perhaps longer — before anything concrete happens as they wind through the court system, according to legal experts and industry analysts.One of the issues is that current U.S. antitrust laws are geared around price harms to consumers, whereas the likes of Google and Facebook offer their services for free. That would likely require a new federal law (or new interpretation of existing law) to bar the type of anticompetitive behavior the major tech players have been accused of. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 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 UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Any U.S. action against Google would come after “significant business practice scrutiny by the EU that has resulted in limited impact on Google’s ad business,” BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Justin Post wrote in a note Monday. He also pointed out that an FTC probe into Google ended in 2013 “without further action into whether Google used its dominant web search position to disadvantage rivals.”But the current political climate is somewhat different, Post acknowledged, and he believes that if the DOJ moves ahead against Google that “would likely embolden critics of Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants as well” heading into the 2020 election year.The chorus for the American government to “do something” about Big Tech has included Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes (who hasn’t worked at Facebook in over a decade) urging the U.S. government to find a way to break up the social giant to rein in its “unprecedented and un-American power.”It may be becoming fashionable to speak out against Big Tech. But for now, the idea that Facebook, Google, Apple or Amazon will be broken up remains just rhetoric.last_img read more

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first_imgFriends of Music are all set with their next show. This time the event will feature the world’s oldest collegiate a cappella group – The Whiffenpoofs of Yale.  Founded in 1909, their repertoire features a diverse selection of songs ranging from traditional Yale songs to original compositions to hits from every decade. Opening the stage for them are Adi and Suhail, the duo from Delhi , transcending boundaries with their ever evolving sound.Four member of the Whinnefpoofs were members of the Glee Club’s Varsity Quartet. The group began to meet on a weekly basis at Mory’s, where they improvised harmonies to the songs they loved. These weekly meetings soon became a hallowed tradition amongst the singers. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The name of the group was tickled by a joke featuring a mythical dragonfish named the Whiffenpoof which found an apt reflection on the group’s gatherings. The word quickly caught on with the group’s admirers, and the name stuck. Ever since then, the songs, and the weekly date at Mory’s have remained inviolate traditions that continue to bind us together. Talking about Adi and Suhail, they have been turning heads and making their presence felt on the independent music scene in India, with their songs like Qalandar, Laage Re and Zindagi. They have been playing and writing music together for over a decade, have performed all over the world. Mark the dates and head over. When: 20 July Where: Stein Auditorium India Habitat Centrelast_img read more

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