Snapchat Blames Victims In Nude Photo Leak

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market helen popkin Tens of thousands of private photos sent by people who used Snapchat companion apps are now on the Internet, where they won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Snapchat normally deletes images within seconds of their being viewed. But a host of independent apps, not controlled by the company, have sprung up to help people save photos they send or receive.See also: How Apple Made Its Users Vulnerable To Photo TheftThe photos appeared on 4chan on Thursday night. That online community is believed to be ground zero for September’s breach of Apple iCloud accounts, which resulted in private photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities circulating on the Internet. Snapchat, in a press statement, acknowledged the breach but placed the blame on the victims who used unapproved third-party apps:We can confirm that Snapchat’s servers were never breached and were not the source of these leaks. Snapchatters were victimized by their use of third-party apps to send and receive Snaps, a practice that we expressly prohibit in our Terms of Use precisely because they compromise our users’ security. We vigilantly monitor the App Store and Google Play for illegal third-party apps and have succeeded in getting many of these removed.Business Insider reports that 4chan users are busy creating a database for the stolen images searchable by Snapchat usernames. They’ve dubbed this incident “The Snappening,” a play on words based on the name they gave the iCloud hack, “The Fappening,” itself a portmanteau of a crude term for masturbation and “happening.”Snapchat users send 700 million photos and videos per day, the company said in May 2014. Though Snapchat users haven’t experienced a photo breach like this before, a hack in December last year resulted in approximately 4.6 million Snapchat usernames and phone numbers being posted online. In theory, those leaked usernames could now be cross-referenced with the newly purloined photos.Last week, reports circulated that Yahoo is considering investing $20 million in Snapchat in an investment round that valued the photo-messaging app at $10 billion.  Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts Tags:#account hacked#fappening#nude photos#photo apps#Snapchat#Snappening#The Fappening#The Snappening#Yahoo Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

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CDAC Hyderabad is hiring: Applications invited for the posts of Officer, Engineer and Project Associate

first_imgThe Centre Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC Hyderabad) has released an employment notification, inviting interested and eligible candidates to apply for the positions of Project Engineer, Project Associate and Project Officer.Vacancy detailsTotal posts: 11Name of the posts:Project Engineer I & II: 6Project Associate: 4Project Officer-I: 1Eligibility criteriaEducational qualification:Project Engineer I & II: The candidates interested in applying for this post should be holding a first class BE /BTech/MCA or equivalent degree in electronics with at least three years of post qualification work experience or DOEACC ‘B’ level with atleast four years of post qualification work experience or DOEACC ‘C’ level with at least one year of post qualification work experience or Ph.D in relevant domain.Project Associate: The candidates interested in applying for this post should be holding a first class BE/BTech/MCA or equivalent degree in computer science/information technology/ and electronics and communication engineering (ECE) or DOEACC ‘B’ level with at least one year of post qualification work experienceOrPost Graduate degree in computer science/information technology/electronics and communication engineering or relevant domain with at least one year of post qualification work experience.Project Officer-I: The candidates interested in applying for this post should have pursued two years full-time MBA/post graduate in marketing/finance/information technology or equivalent relevant professional qualification, with at least three years post qualification work experience in the relevant field.Age limit:Project Engineer I & II: The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 32.advertisementProject Associate: The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 32 years.Project Officer-I: The age of the candidates applying for these posts must not exceed 30 years.Selection procedure:A written test will be conducted for the final selection of the candidates.(Read: PGIMER  is hiring: Apply before August 8 )Pay scale:Project Engineer I & II: The selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 31,000 for Project Engineer I and Rs 37,000 for Project Engineer II.Project Associate: The selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 20,000.Project Officer-I: The selected candidates will be getting a monthly salary of Rs 31,000.How to apply:Candidates interested in applying for these posts are required to send their applications in the prescribed format along with all other relevant documents to ‘ Human Resource Department Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Plot No. 6 & 7, Hardware Park, Sy No. 1/1, Srisailam Highway, Pahadi Shareef Via Keshavagiri (Post) Hyderabad -500 005’.Important datesThe last date for the submission of an application is August 10.Read: FCI is hiring ! Apply before August 10 For information on more latest government jobs, click here.last_img read more

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Serena Williams survives first-round scare to progress in French Open

first_img Support The Guardian Since you’re here… Serena Williams survived a briefly wretched opening to the French Open and, despite recovering well to trounce the world No 83, Vitalia Diatchenko, 2-6, 6-1, 6-0, she is yet to convince her peers and rivals she can last a tournament, let alone rediscover the magic that lifted her to 23 grand slam titles.She is not exactly a sitting target and she will play better than this but the Serena of old, the three-times champion of Paris, is a memory at the moment. She needs one more major to match the all-time record of Margaret Court. It is an assignment that grows more difficult with each passing month.A year ago Williams chose the French Open – in her favourite city – to announce her return to the big time after she survived the most difficult of first pregnancies eight months earlier. She had to withdraw with a shoulder injury on the eve of her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova and her comeback has continued to splutter since. Williams, who turns 38 in September, has finished only five tournaments in 12 months – including the Australian Open – and, through illness or injury, has quit after only one match in her past three.On Monday she looked in danger of not getting out of the first round of a major tournament for only the second time in 71 matches – the other slip-up occurred here in 2012 against Virginie Razzano – before her serve got her out of trouble against a solid but unthreatening opponent.Speaking in French to the delight of the home crowd on Court Philippe Chatrier, she told her friend Marion Bartoli: “I was worried about playing this match and am relieved to have come through it in the end. I’m very happy to be back in Paris and looking forward to the rest of the tournament.” She added: “I didn’t play great in this match but I’m happy I got through it. I knew that I couldn’t get worse. I just had to hang in there. I’m a little upset because I have been practising extremely well. I am just going to maybe take a deep breath. I think I was also a little nervous today.”Just as relieved, although reluctant to characterise it as such, is Johanna Konta. For all that the British No 1 tried to play down the significance of winning her first main-draw match here in five attempts, getting past the awkward young German qualifier, Antonia Lottner, 6-4, 6-4 plainly soothed some psychological bruises. news Serena Williams Read more French Open Lauren Davis, a competitive if injury-bedevilled American, is next on the dance card for the world No 26 after beating Kristyna Pliskova, 6-2, 6-4, in little over an hour. That will not be easy, either. Konta has won two of their three encounters but in their only match on clay – seven years ago in Florida – Davis allowed her just a single game.While some memories stay longer with Konta than others, that surely is one from long enough ago to put aside. Indeed she had to be reminded they had played three times. Konta has also buried her French Open ghost; now it is time to assert herself in the tournament.Still, she was not about to get carried away after beating a player ranked 147 in the world, albeit a former junior standout who stands 6ft 1in and hits hard and clean groundstrokes from all angles.“I’m pleased to have come through that match.,” she said when asked what it was like to shake off the memory of having lost in the first round here four times in a row (to players with a combined ranking of 350). “ It’s nice to have won a main-draw match here. But I didn’t look at it too much like that. I was just, more than anything, happy to have dealt with the challenges. She was a tricky player.”For years Konta relied on “process”, the concept of repeating skills and drills and trusting in talent to deliver the best performance – almost regardless of results. But she brought with her to Paris a new method and attitude, encouraged by her coach, the French-Russian Dimitri Zavialoff. She has recently developed a clay game to match the best, reaching finals in Rabat and Rome, and putting her faith in drop shots and surprises, rather than metronomic, back-of-the-court grinding. Johanna Konta Share on Twitter Tennis Share on Messenger The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share on Facebook Now, she says, she has learned what she describes as “acceptance”- roughly translated as patience under pressure, or a refusal to rush and panic.There were seven breaks of serve in the first 10 games. Lottner, not a clay-court natural but a strong, lean shotmaker more comfortable on hard courts, broke at the first opportunity; the rollercoaster was up and running. Konta, serving well, won 12 of the next 13 points to steady the boat, dropped serve again then, serving for the set at 5-3, was broken to 30. When she forced a backhand error from Lottner after 40 minutes to take the set, she looked mightily relieved.Lottner had to save two break points to hold for two-all, while Konta held to love as she neared the business end of the contest. After eight games Konta had lost only four points on her serve, yet had to save three break points for a 5-4 lead. Lottner, serving to stay in the tournament, went 15-40 down and could not reach Konta’s final withering forehand. She had won seven of the last eight points. After an hour and 19 minutes relief and joy mingled. Share on LinkedIn … we have a small favour to ask. More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many new organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. 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Film on Nova Scotia Mikmaq and Democracy Premieres on EastLink

first_imgA film exploring the evolution of Canadian democracy from an Aboriginal perspective will air on EastLink TV every Wednesday in August at 9 p.m. Democracy 250: A Mi’kmaq Perspective, was commissioned as part of celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of parliamentary democracy in Canada. During the hour-long film, shot at Mersey Lodge, near Milton, Queens Co., Democracy 250 co-chairs John Hamm and Russell MacLellan discuss Mi’kmaq history, culture and hopes for the future with Mi’kmaq participants Dan Paul, Cathy Martin, Ashley Julien and Jamie Battiste. The film also explores the sophisticated government Nova Scotia’s Aboriginal community had before the arrival of European settlers. EastLink TV channels vary by community across the province. Check local listings or www.eastlink.ca for the correct channel.last_img read more

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Incidents of terrorism have declined MoS Home

first_imgNew Delhi: Stating the Centre has adopted “zero tolerance” towards terrorism, the Government on Tuesday said steps taken by it has resulted in decline in these incidents in the country.Moving the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019, MoS Home Kishan Reddy said “this government was working against terrorism with zero tolerance.” The minister said between 2004-14, a little over 40 incidents of “interland terrorism” took place. In these incidents, 883 people were killed. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’However, from 2014-19,four incidents of interland terrorism took place in which 91 people were killed. Of these four, three were Pakistan sponsored, he said. The bill seeks to allow an individual suspected to have terror links to be designated as a ‘terrorist’. Stating that the entire world, including the big nations, were victims of terrorism, the minister said the steps taken by the government has resulted in decline in terrorism. In order to put a check on terrorism, he said, “we have given a free hand to the security forces” and added that the in the north eastern states in the last five years there has been a decline in the insurgency related incidents. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KDue to the sustained effort of the government, the minister said, the situation has improved in the left-wing extremism affected states. The Bill amends the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. Under the Act, an investigating officer is required to obtain the prior approval of the Director General of Police to seize properties that may be connected with terrorism. The Bill adds that if the investigation is conducted by an officer of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the approval of the Director General of NIA would be required for seizure of such property. Under the Act, investigation of cases may be conducted by officers of the rank of Deputy Superintendent or Assistant Commissioner of Police or above. The Bill additionally empowers the officers of the NIA, of the rank of Inspector or above, to investigate cases. Participating in the discussion, Manish Tewari (Congress) said in this country false propaganda is being spread that the law was solution to all the problems. The solution to the problems, he said, was through political initiatives and not strict laws. Opposing the proposed amendments, Tewari said tough laws were “often misused than used”. He also recalled how the demand for diluting POTA (Prevention of Terrorism Act) was raised by the NDA allies during the Vajpayee regime.last_img read more

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DLF lowers payable to JV firm to 5600 crore

first_imgNew Delhi: Realty major DLF has settled Rs 3,100 crore amount payable to its joint venture with Singapore investment firm GIC by transferring Noida shopping mall and some land parcels. At the end of 2018, DLF owed Rs 8,700 crore to DLF Cyber City Developers Ltd (DCCDL), which is a joint venture between DLF and Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC. “DCCDL payable reduced from Rs 8,700 crore to Rs 5,600 crore by July 1, 2019,” DLF said in an investors presentation. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalUpdating settlement status, DLF said that its Mall of India project at Noida, Uttar Pradesh has been transferred to DCCDL at an enterprise value of Rs 2,950 crore. The realty firm has also transferred 3.05 acres land parcel at Gurugram, Haryana. In December 2017, DLF entered into this joint venture with GIC when DLF promoters sold their entire 40 per cent stake in DCCDL for nearly Rs 12,000 crore. This deal included sale of 33.34 per cent stake in the DCCDL to GIC for about Rs 9,000 crore and buyback of remaining shares worth about Rs 3,000 crore by the DCCDL. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostDLF holds 66.66 per cent while GIC holds 33.34 per cent stake in the JV firm DCCDL. To settle the balance Rs 5,600 crore, DLF has proposed to sell stake in its prime commercial project Horizon Centre in Gurugram for about Rs 850 crore. That apart, it plans to transfer its mall at Saket in South Delhi at a valuation of Rs 1,050 crore. Another Rs 1,000 crore is proposed to be settled through transfer of DLF’s commercial land in Chennai. The remaining Rs 2,700 crore would be settled by transferring properties in SEZs at Hyderabad and Chennai as per the previous contract with group firm DLF Assets Ltd and net cash payment of around Rs 700 crore. According to the presentation, DLF is aiming to settle its entire dues with the DCCDL in the second quarter of this fiscal year. DCCDL currently holds nearly 30 million sq ft of rent-yielding commercial assets, largely in Gurugram, with annual rental income of about Rs 3,000 crore. Recently, DLF reported over two-fold jump in its consolidated net profit at Rs 414.72 crore for the quarter ending June as against Rs 172.77 crore in the year-ago period. Total income, however, declined to Rs 1,540.95 crore during the April-June quarter of this fiscal from Rs 1,657.67 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year.last_img read more

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Sajjan furor masks big questions concerns about Afghanistans future

first_imgOTTAWA – Lost in the furor over Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s claims to have been the “architect” of a decade-old battle in Afghanistan are fears that country is again on the edge of failure.Liberal MPs used their superior numbers in the House of Commons on Tuesday to vote down a largely symbolic non-confidence motion brought against the embattled defence minister.The Conservatives sponsored the motion after Sajjan exaggerated his role in Operation Medusa, a key battle involving the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan in 2006.While the minister apologized, the Tories accused him of misleading Canadians on other issues, such as the urgent need for Super Hornet aircraft and cuts to tax benefits for soldiers deployed to Kuwait.The vote was hardly a nailbiter, despite the NDP voting with the Conservatives, as 168 Liberal MPs joined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in supporting Sajjan.Green party Leader Elizabeth May and Independent MP Hunter Tootoo also supported Sajjan, resulting in a final vote of 171-122.Yet for all the debate that led up to Tuesday’s vote, one thing that was noticeably missing was any mention of the situation in Afghanistan now.That is despite the fact the country’s future remains as uncertain as ever, as the threat posed by the Taliban — and now the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — continues to grow.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was warned shortly after taking office in November 2015 that the progress had been made in bringing peace to Afghanistan was in danger of being rolled back.That was despite the U.S.-led coalition having spent billions of dollars on security and reconstruction and having had more than 3,000 military personnel killed, including 158 Canadian soldiers.“Insecurity has increased significantly,” reads a secret briefing note prepared for Trudeau and obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information law.Afghan security forces were “sustaining unprecedented casualties and significant territorial losses”, the briefing note added, as the Taliban “expanded its footprint” across the country.The situation has since grown worse, with U.S. generals warning in recent weeks that they need thousands of additional troops to break what has become a stalemate with the Taliban.The insurgents launched a brazen attack on an Afghan military base late last month that killed more than 140 Afghan soldiers, while analysts say almost half the country is contested or under Taliban control.ISIL has also made inroads, while the number of civilian casualties reached a record high last year, as the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction reported 3,498 civilians killed and 7,920 injured.Afghan security forces have also incurred “shockingly high” losses, the inspector general found, with 807 soldiers and police officers killed in the first six weeks of 2017.U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly contemplating whether to send 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, while the British have said to have been asked to contribute as well.There are currently about 13,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan, 8,400 of them American.Yet even with additional soldiers and billions in promised funding over the next few years, including $465 million from Canada through 2020, experts say there is a very real danger of failure.“It comes back to the old hard stuff that troops can’t fix: governance,” said Carleton University political science professor Stephen Saideman, who wrote a book on Canada’s experience in Afghanistan.Former Canadian diplomat Ferry de Kerckhove said despite the sacrifices made in Afghanistan over a decade, there seems to be a “collective amnesia” when it comes to the South Asian country.“I think Canadians are very happy not think about it and the present government, the last thing they want to do is talk about Afghanistan,” he said.If Western efforts in Afghanistan fail, not only will it mean years of sacrifice were for naught, but there are fears that ISIL and other extremist groups will again use the country as a base for terrorist attacks.But while U.S. military officials hope the addition of more troops will help pressure the Taliban to negotiate for peace, de Kerckhove said it’s time for the U.S. to follow Canada out the door.“What we have built in Afghanistan will not last,” he said. “What will last is what Afghans build for themselves.”– Follow @leeberthiaume on Twitter.last_img read more

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UN rights expert deplores profound failure of diplomacy as Syria conflict escalates

“The continuing war represents a profound failure of diplomacy,” Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro told the Human Rights Council in Geneva earlier this morning. “Influential States have acted with equivocation in their efforts to extinguish the conflict in Syria. While upholding the need for a political solution, some have deepened their military involvement, accentuating the internationalisation of the conflict.”Mr. Pinheiro’s remarks come as the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria, which he chairs, released its latest paper on the situation on the ground in the Middle Eastern country noting that amid Government bombardments and the violence inflicted by armed groups, Syrian civilians were leading an increasingly precarious existence.“With each passing day there are fewer safe places in Syria, as evidenced by the mass displacement of civilians within and out of the country,” the UN expert continued. “Indiscriminate attacks on civilian-inhabited areas are committed across the country by most, if not all, of the warring parties.” According to Mr. Pinheiro, shelling of civilian-inhabited areas by non-State armed groups – including but not limited to the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant (ISIL), Jabhat Al-Nusra, and Jaysh Al-Islam – has terrorized men, women and children living in localities held by the Government. “Sending a message that they are a force to be reckoned with, these attacks also appear to be launched with the intention of punishing civilians for their perceived support of the Government,” he continued, adding that wkere these attacks are launched on areas with minority communities, they create further divisions within Syrian society and risk inflaming sectarian tensions. In its latest situation report, OCHA warned that some 12 million people in the Middle Eastern country today remain in need of humanitarian assistance – a twelve-fold increase since 2011. The figures include 5.6 million children. Meanwhile, 7.6 million people have been displaced by the conflict and another 4.8 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in hard to reach and besieged locations. The humanitarian impact of the crisis is only further compounded by the grim human toll which, as of today, counts over 200,000 people killed and over one million injured since hostilities began.Spotlighting the events on the ground, Mr. Pinheiro also pointed to the Syrian Government’s siege of the Yarmouk camp in Damascus where thousands of Palestinian refugees, including children, remain trapped, resulting in “civilians starving to death, or dying from chronic illness or injuries sustained in aerial bombardments for which there is little or no medical care available.” “The absence of decisive action by the community of States, as a whole, has nourished a now deeply entrenched culture of impunity,” he added. “A war in which civilians are systematically killed, opponents are silenced, and communities are pitted against one another, requires more than compassion to resolve.”“The Syrian people deserve an unambiguous commitment to helping them to return their country to peace. To create conditions amenable to negotiations is a shared responsibility,” Mr. Pinheiro concluded. “This cannot be achieved without the setting aside of the narrow national interests of a few and the coming together of a community which holds within itself not only the ideals of human rights, but also a deepening realisation that, without peace and justice in Syria, all the world will suffer the consequences.” read more

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Police officer caught behind wheel while almost twice drinkdrive limit to keep

Mr Fosler told District Judge Timothy Pattinson that Pearce had caught a 1am train from London Waterloo station to Fleet railway station when he decided to drive himself home substantially over the limit.The court heard that he resigned from his new career before it had even begun, after being told no-one had ever kept their job after being charged with such an offence.Charities have voiced their anger at the sentence.Rodney Kumar, a spokesman for road safety charity IAM RoadSmart, said: “IAM RoadSmart finds it incredible that someone who has broken the law so severely with a drink-driving charge should be allowed to keep their driving licence.“Someone who had just completed his training to hold a trusted position within the BTP should know better than anyone the tragic consequences of their actions – he was obviously prepared to put himself and other people at great risk had he actually have driven away, as he fully intended to do.“Anyone who chooses to drink-drive needs know that their life will be severely affected by their wrong decision – that a driving licence is a privilege and not a right and that it will be taken away for such a serious transgression. “Allowing this person to keep their driving licence sends the wrong message about the seriousness of their crime.”Pearce, from Fleet, Hampshire, admitted a charge of drink-driving after he was arrested near Fleet train station on December 13.Representing himself in court, he said: “I fully admit it. What the prosecutor said was correct. In terms of the offence it has had quite a big impact already – I’m not working for British Transport Police any more due to what has happened.“It was going to a misconduct hearing and I was advised no one has kept their job after something like this, so I resigned. I have waited until today to start looking for something else so hopefully I can look for work that is dependent on keeping my licence.“I cannot receive benefits as I admitted I resigned before a misconduct hearing, so I couldn’t go on Jobseeker’s Allowance for six months – but I have started looking for work.”Pearce’s future job prospects were handed a lifeline as he narrowly kept his licence, when District Judge Pattinson handed Pearce gave him 10 penalty points instead.Judge Pattinson said: “It must be said there was a clear intention to drive here, which is a big factor for the court. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. A policeman was allowed to keep his driving licence on Thursday despite admitting being almost twice the drink-drive limit when colleagues caught him behind the wheel after a works Christmas party.A judge let police constable Andrew Pearce drive away from court after hearing he had lost his job as a result of being caught.The 31-year-old former British Transport Police officer was found sitting in his car at a railway station with his headlights on and using the heater to clear frost from the windscreen as he prepared to drive home after a police Christmas party on December 12.Pearce was breathalysed by officers from Hampshire Police and found to have 61 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath – the legal limit is 35 milligrammes.A District Judge, sitting at Basingstoke Magistrates’ Court was told that when Pearce was apprehended by officers he told them he was a British Transport policeman. They arrested him and took him to police cells.The judge heard that Pearce, who had just finished his training as a policeman, faced a gross misconduct hearing following the offence, but resigned before the panel sat.Prosecutor David Fosler said that Pearce had just completed training and identified himself to police as a BTP officer when he was found drunk in his vehicle in the early hours of December 13. “I will give you credit for your guilty plea. Quite frankly, this has destroyed your career for you. But I do take into account the personal mitigation here.“You had just completed your training and you have thrown your career down the drain. I am going to step back from an immediate disqualification.“You have been very, very close to immediate disqualification but I am just persuaded not to.”He fined Pearce £120 and ordered him to pay £30 court costs. He was given a month to pay.Joshua Harris, director of campaigns at Brake, the road safety charity, said: “Mr Pearce should count himself very lucky that he was not banned from driving – his actions certainly merited disqualification.“Drink-driving is illegal because it is proven to be highly dangerous, with even small amounts of alcohol affecting safe driving. At twice over the legal limit – which is itself set far too high – Mr Pearce would have been a significant risk to himself and others when behind the wheel.“We urgently need clarity in our drink-driving law with an effective zero tolerance approach and strict and consistent enforcement – only then can we hope to rid our roads of the menace of drink-drivers.” read more

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Child care agency rescues 3 children from abusive home

The Child Care & Protection Agency (CCPA) has rescued three children — two girls respectively aged 12 and eight, and one boy aged eight — from a home in which they may have been sexually abused by their father.According to information reaching INews, acting on reports made by village leaders, including school teachers in Quarrie, a satellite of St Ignatius Village in Region Nine, CCPA officials on Monday took the children from the home in which they resided with their 49-year-old father, and carried them to the Lethem Police Station in an effort to have that entity assist with investigations.A source told INews that the man had allegedly sexually abused two of his older daughters — now aged 20 and 14.The children allegedly told the Police that they had been abused physically. However, they did not say anything about being abused sexually.The father continues to be questioned by Police, and investigations are ongoing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedChildren rescued from abusive home in State’s care …father remains in police custodyAugust 30, 2017In “Crime”Kidnapped 5 – Year – old spotted in Berbice with motherSeptember 19, 2014In “Crime”Sexually abused 5 – Y- O allegedly kidnapped from SchoolSeptember 15, 2014In “Crime” read more

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HANZA signs global agreement with Epiroc for delivery of mechanics subsystems for

first_imgHANZA Holding AB has signed a global manufacturing agreement with Epiroc regarding deliveries of assembled mechanics and subsystems to the company’s mining equipment. The agreement is multiannual. “Epiroc has launched an extensive sustainability program to help reduce global environmental impact, HANZA’s business model with manufacturing clusters that can produce complete systems reduces transportation and increases resource utilisation, helping us in that work,” says Martin Karlsson, Global Strategic Sourcing Manager at Epiroc.He adds: “HANZA has a very broad offer, which means we can reduce the number of suppliers and instead increase the added value. This provides economies of scale for us as our supplier gets substantial business with a larger overall commitment.” Epiroc is a leading productivity partner for the mining, infrastructure and natural resources industries. The company has a turnover of approximately SEK 31 billion (2017) and has about 13,000 employees (2017). The new global manufacturing agreement includes assembled mechanics and subsystems for the company’s various assembly sites. Implementation commences immediately, and manufacturing will be performed in several of HANZAs sites globally. “Epiroc is a very interesting customer for us, as our proximity can be combined with competitive manufacturing in different technologies,” says Thomas Lindström, Senior Vice President, Head of Business Solutions at HANZA. ”Of course, it is also inspiring to be a part of the implementation of their future strategy.”last_img read more

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Gardaí catch teen with stolen jewellery and jar of coins

first_imgGardaí catch teen with stolen jewellery and jar of coins The teenage boy was arrested after he failed to stop his car for gardaí. in Wicklow. Jewellery recovered in WicklowSource: Garda Press OfficeJewellery recovered in WicklowSource: Garda Press OfficeJewellery recovered in WicklowSource: Garda Press Office Image: Garda Press Office GARDAÍ IN WICKLOW have arrested a teenager and recovered an assortment of suspected stolen jewellery.Gardaí from Wicklow station attempted to stop a car and a chase ensued. The car was intercepted in Wicklow town and abandoned by the three males inside.One of the males, a teenage boy, was arrested. The other two males managed to get away. Gardaí seized the car and recovered the jewellery and a large jar of coins during follow-up searches.Gardaí said the recovery of these items was part of Operation Thor, which focuses on reducing burglary incidents. They have shared a number of images of the items recovered. Source: Garda Press Office” title=””>Source: Garda Press Office” title=””>Source: Garda Press Office” title=””> 23 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3222495 By Michelle Hennessy Short URL Read: Thief who attacked pensioner with hammer jailed for five years>Read: Man with 483 convictions sentenced to 18 months for road crash which killed teen> Feb 4th 2017, 7:58 AM center_img Saturday 4 Feb 2017, 7:58 AM Image: Garda Press Office Previous Jewellery recovered in Wicklow Share25 Tweet Email2 27,151 Views Previous 1 / 3Next Next Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Alpha bank says no to NBG

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Alpha Bank has stopped the merger with larger rival National Bank of Greece (NBG), stating it would amout to the “quasi-nationalisation” of a private lender, according to a report in the Financial Times. Michael Masourakis, Alpha’s chief economist, said part of this decision was due to the ever changing executive of the bank stating NBG’s senior management – including the chief executive – were replaced after every election by the incoming government.The government of Greece exercises control of most of NGBs shares through a 12 percent stake on state pension funds, even though they own less than 5 per cent of NGBs shares. Mr Masourakis wrote in Alpha’s weekly review of the Greek economy, that the merger with NBG “would mean its quasi-nationalisation and the loss of a competitive advantage, namely the stability of its management.”Takis Arapoglou, NBG’s chief executive, who was appointed by a conservative administration, was replaced by Apostolos Tamvakakis six weeks after the Socialist party returned to power in October 2009.NBG has told Alpha Bank that this offer is still on the table even though it’s been rejected by Alpha’s board of directors. It proposed an all-share merger of eight new NBG shares for 11 outstanding Alpha shares, valuing Greece’s third-largest lender at 3 billion euro.“It’s the end of the road for this deal,” one Greek analyst said. Because Alpha bank has brought to the forefront NBG’s close ties with the government, analysts have said that this has thwarted the bank from any future negotiations. Source: Financial Timeslast_img read more

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Aaron Mooy ruled out for two months

first_imgHuddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has sustained a Medial Collateral Ligament tear and will be ruled out until February.Owing to the knee injury, Mooy will not be representing Australia in the 2019 Asian Cup.The 28-year-old sustained the injury last weekend during Huddersfield’s 1-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.“I’m gutted to be missing an important time for club and country,” Mooy told the club’s website.Danny CowleyCowley explains why he changed his mind about Huddersfield Manuel R. Medina – September 9, 2019 Last week Danny Cowley rejected the chance to coach Huddersfield Town in the English Championship, but today he accepted saying it was a good opportunity.“We’ve got a lot of fixtures over the Christmas period at Huddersfield Town, but I back the team to continue our good performances and get the results that we’re targeting.“I’m also sad that this injury will rule me out of the Asian Cup. I’d like to wish the Socceroos all the best as they head to the UAE; I’ll be supporting them from afar.“The hard work on my recovery has already started and I’m looking forward to being back out on the pitch.”last_img read more

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Ridgefield sorting through city manager applications

first_imgThe city of Ridgefield took the first step toward hiring a new city manager Tuesday, closing the application period in its search for a top administrator.Applications for the post, which oversees the city’s day-to-day business, have been trickling in since Ridgefield’s previous city manager, Phil Messina, announced his resignation in November. But on Tuesday, that trickle turned into a deluge, as the city received 12 more applications.It was unclear exactly how many total applications the city has received.A hiring committee will soon sort through the applications, narrowing them down to a list of finalists. The process of naming a new manager could take a little more than a month — possibly longer if officials decide to extend the deadline.That will only happen if the city’s hiring committee is unimpressed by its slate of finalists, something officials have worked to avoid.Mayor Ron Onslow said the city has reached out to potential candidates in an attempt to recruit them to Ridgefield.“The city has been pursuing certain people,” he said. “Hopefully, we’ll get some good ones.”Unlike many cities — including Camas, which recently hired Pete Capell as its new city administrator — Ridgefield hasn’t had to hire an outside consulting firm to assist with the search. The Prothman Co., will conduct background checks at a reduced price because Messina, who was recruited for the job by Prothman, resigned after less than a year.Messina said he was stepping down for personal reasons.Three panels — representing council members, citizens and city staff — will interview the three finalists in February. The city anticipates having a new manager in place by March.last_img read more

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Confirmed Disha Vakani aka Dayaben to not return in Taarak Mehta Ka

first_imgDisha VakaniinstagramFor the past several months now, speculations regarding Disha Vakani’s return on long-running comedy show Taarak Mehta Kaa Ooltah Chashmah has been doing the rounds.The actress’ absence from the show had led the makers to hunt for a new face for the iconic character of Dayaben, although there was a thin possibility of the actress to return on the show.However, the latest buzz is that Disha won’t be depicting the role of Dayaben in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah anymore. A report in TellyChakkar.com said that the Disha and the makers of the show Neela Telefilms couldn’t come to an agreement. The production house is reluctant to give in to the demands put forward by the actress.The report further said that the makers have now begun casting for new Dayaben.With this, it looks like fans of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will soon see a fresh face as new Dayaben, although Disha will be missed by millions of viewers given that she was the highlight of the show and had brought the uniqueness in the character she portrayed.For those who came late, Disha has been missing from Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah after she went on maternity leave in September 2017 and delivered a baby girl in November that year. Post that, Disha extended her leave and hasn’t returned to work since then. A few months ago, Disha’s husband’s unreasonable demands had complicated things further between both the parties. It was said he apparently wanted Disha to work for only four hours and for 15 days a month only. In fact, the couple also wanted a 100 per cent hike, a source had earlier told SpotboyE.Earlier, rumour had it that producer Asit Modi was in no mood to wait any longer and had decided to give Disha an ultimatum of 30 days. “I will have to start looking for a new Dayaben. No one is bigger than the show. Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah will go on with a new face because the family is incomplete without Dayaben,” Modi had told Bombay Times.He had added, “So many working women in the country get pregnant, go on a maternity break, have babies and resume their jobs. Today, women continue to work even after having babies. We have given Disha leave, but we cannot wait forever. Having said that, replacing an actress is not an overnight process. The track has to be planned months in advance. Right now, we have started the initial process of auditioning for the character. We are still not sure what will happen in the future, but I would like to reiterate that the show must go on.” Disha Vakani aka Dayaben and Dilip Joshi aka Jethalal of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah ChashmahIANSlast_img read more

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Venezuela expels 5 Europe lawmakers

first_imgVolunteer of the `Aid and Freedom Coalition` movement assists people seek medical attention in the Macarao neighbourhood in Caracas, on 17 February 2019. Photo: AFPVenezuela on Sunday expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act which opposition leader Juan Guaido branded “irrational” as his showdown with President Nicolas Maduro over the arrival of international aid intensifies.The members of the European Parliament were being tossed out with no explanation, said Spanish MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons, who led the group.”We are being expelled from Venezuela. Our passports have been seized. They have not informed us of the reason for the expulsion,” Pons said.The incident is the latest point of tension between the international community and Maduro, who is in the grip of a power struggle with Guaido, the head of the National Assembly who proclaimed himself interim president last month.Guaido has the backing of more than 50 countries including 30 in Europe.Pons’s compatriots Jose Ignacio Salafranca and Gabriel Mato Adrover, as well as Esther de Lange of the Netherlands and Paulo Rangel of Portugal, were also expelled. All are members of the conservative European People’s Party (PPE).Writing on Twitter, Guaido said the MEPs were being “deported by an isolated and increasingly irrational regime.”Earlier Sunday Guaido set a goal of enlisting a million volunteers within a week to confront a government blockade that has kept tons of humanitarian aid, most of it from the United States, from flowing into the country where residents can’t get enough food and say they are dying because of a shortage of medicines.The economy is implodingGuaido has given next Saturday — one month to the day after he proclaimed himself acting president — as the date for a showdown with Maduro over the aid.Food supplies, hygiene kits and nutritional supplements have been stockpiled near the Venezuelan border in Cucuta, Colombia.Additional storage centers are supposed to open this week in Brazil and Curacao, a Dutch island off Venezuela’s northern Caribbean coast.”Our principal task is to reach a million volunteers by 23 February,” Guaido said in a message to the 600,000 supporters who have signed up so far for the push to bring aid in.He said the volunteers would gather at designated points, or participate on social media.Caravans of buses are being planned to carry volunteers to border entry points to meet and transport arriving cargo. Guaido has kept to himself how he plans to overcome the border barriers put up by the Venezuelan military, on Maduro’s orders.Volunteer groups have begun meeting in “humanitarian camps” in several Venezuelan states to organize and prepare for the aid arrival. Sometimes working under awnings or tents, doctors, nurses, dentists and pediatricians have attended to local residents in need.An imploding economy has driven an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans to migrate from the oil-rich country. Those who remain have been punished by hyperinflation that has put scarce food and medicine out of reach for many.Maduro, who denies the existence of a humanitarian crisis, dismisses the opposition moves as a “political show” and a cover for a US invasion.”Venezuela is preparing for the humanitarian avalanche,” Guaido told about 4,000 supporters clad in white T-shirts and green scarves who gathered Saturday to sign up as volunteers.Andrea Hernandez, a physical therapy student whose mother is a pediatric nurse, is among those offering her help. Hernandez said her mom often “cried from seeing her patients die from lack of medicine.”So “humanitarian aid is the best thing for Venezuela at this time,” Hernandez said.An ‘international crime’US Senator Marco Rubio arrived Sunday in Cucuta for a first-hand look at the aid operations. He met with officials at the collection point and visited the Simon Bolivar international bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela.”Whoever prevents the entry of humanitarian aid is condemned to spend the rest of their lives fleeing international justice, because that is an international crime,” Rubio said in Spanish.Three US military cargo planes delivered several dozen more tons (tonnes) of food assistance to Cucuta on Saturday.Another US aircraft is due in Curacao from Miami on Tuesday, and a collection center for Brazilian aid will open Monday on the border, Guaido’s team said.Venezuelans based in Miami held their own drive, putting together 1,000 crates of food to send to their homeland.On Friday, Maduro instructed his army to prepare a “special deployment plan” for the 2,200-kilometer (1,370-mile) border with Colombia.Guaido appealed for the military to let the aid pass.Maduro has dismissed the humanitarian assistance as “crumbs” and “rotten and contaminated food” while blaming shortages of food and medicine on US sanctions.He said six million families had benefited from subsidized food boxes and he claimed to have bought 933 tons of medicines and medical supplies from China, Cuba and Russia, his main international allies.Guaido announced that British billionaire Richard Branson was organizing a concert for 22 February in Cucuta with renowned international artists to raise money for the relief effort.last_img
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first_img June 30, 2008 – B. Braun Medical Inc., a global leader in innovative healthcare products and services, announced today that it is a recipient of three 2008 GHX Best in Class Awards,, which honor manufacturers that have significant market share positions and/or growth for distributed products through the end of 2007. B. Braun was recognized for achieving the top share position in the hospital market and for the highest year-over-year market share growth in both the parenteral and solutions/nutrition product categories.B. Braun was among five medical/surgical manufacturers in five market segments recognized by GHX. The market segments covered by GHX Market Intelligence include: hospital, physician office, long term care, home health care and treatment centers. Winners were determined using GHX Market Intelligence reports that analyze national distributed sales transaction data in 2007.With information provided by 23 of the nation’s leading distributors, GHX Market Intelligence tracks and reports on more than $30 billion of distributed sales for medical/surgical and clinical laboratory supplies and devices. It breaks information down by geographically relevant and competitive market share, size and average selling price reporting down to the three-digit zip code level.For more information: www.bbraunusa.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | June 29, 2008 B. Braun Wins Several Best in Class Awards last_img read more

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Emirates to launch enhanced Onboard Lounge as part of cabin upgrades

first_img Posted by Friday, February 24, 2017 Emirates to launch enhanced Onboard Lounge as part of cabin upgrades Tags: Emirates Sharecenter_img DUBAI — Emirates is off to a busy start in 2017, having just announced the launch of new cabin products and enhancements for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet.According to the airline, which was named Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline in 2016, the multi-million-dollar cabin interiors upgrade program includes an enhanced Onboard Lounge for First and Business Class passengers on its flagship Airbus A380 aircraft.“Since we first launched the product in 2008, our A380 Onboard Lounge has gone through small but successive enhancements in line with customer feedback to increase the amount of space for our customers to interact in the lounge. In our latest revamp, we have taken inspiration from private yacht cabins, and amongst other thoughtful touches, we have increased the seating space, and also made it more intimate and conducive for our passengers to socialize or enjoy our lounge service,” said Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline.Features include a new seating arrangement along the windows on both sides of the bar, with each seating area equipped with a table and window view. Overall, the lounge can comfortably accommodate up to 26 passengers at a time, including eight seated.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureEmirates will also introduce soundproof curtains to partition the lounge area from the other cabins, and put in additional soft ambient lighting options, new window blinds integrated with LED mood lighting, and subwoofers for surround sound. The lounge also features a 55-inch LCD screen so that guests can enjoy live TV broadcasts, gourmet canapés, hand-picked wines from around the world and limited edition fine spirits.All of Emirates’ 93 A380s currently in service feature the Onboard Lounge. The enhanced lounge product will make its first public appearance at the Emirates infinite Possibilities stand during ITB Berlin. It is currently being installed onto one of Emirates’ brand new A380 aircraft at Airbus’ facilities, and will make its operational debut in July 2017. Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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