27 Nov
2019

NEPAL-CONSTITUTION 2

first_imgPolice arrested two dozen protesters from Kathmandu Police arrested two dozen protesters from Kathmandu Metropolitan city and Pokhara Sub-metropolitan city for trying to enforce a strike to show protest against the Constitution. The police also rounded up six protesters from Lamjung. In Janakpurdham of Dhanusha district in southern Nepal, people have installed black flags in their houses in response to the call of the Joint Madhesi Front to protest against the promulgation of the Constitution. Nepali Congress, the oldest democratic party in the country, had passed a resolution in 1949 with an objective to launch revolution against the Rana regime and draft a Constitution through an elected body of the people after establishing democracy. After the success of the revolution of 1950 that overthrew the Rana regime, the then King Tribhuvan had announced that the country would have a new Constitution formed by an elected representative body. However, that could never be materialised since then. The Nepali Congress had launched Satyagraha in 1957 to exert pressure on then King Mahendra to declare election for the Constituent Assembly. However, after Mahendra turned down their demands and the then Nepali Congress president B P Koirala had to give up the agitation and accept the parliamentary election under the new Constitution drafted by experts at the initiative of the King. Nepali Congress emerged victorious in 1958 general elections and Koirala became the first elected Prime Minister with his party securing more than two third majority. However, the King then dismissed the elected government after 18 months in 1960, jailing top leaders and banning all political parties. After three decades long democratic struggle, multi-party democracy was restored in the country in 1990. The Maoist insurgency began in 1996 with the aim to toppling monarchy. However, later in 2005, the Maoists reached an understanding with the seven political parties to launch a joint struggle against monarchy. At that time the main demand of the Maoist party was election of the Constituent Assembly. The first Constituent Assembly election was held in April 2008 with the CPN- Maoist led by Prachanda emerging as the largest party and monarchy was abolished in May. However, the first CA failed to deliver a new constitution. The Second Constituent Assembly election was held in 2013 with the aim to drafting the constitution within a year. PTI SBP NSAadvertisementlast_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

RCB vs KKR, IPL 2019 broadcast channels list: How and where to watch RCB vs KKR Live Streaming

first_imgDown in the dumps after failing to win a single game from four attempts, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will have to put it across Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to not drift further away, when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Friday.RCB, who are yet to win the IPL despite having two of the best batsmen in world cricket in their ranks, have got off to a worst possible start this time.After four games, they are yet to win any and have also been poor in every department under India captain Virat Kohli.In KKR, it won’t be easy for the hapless hosts to register their first win of the campaign. Although the visitors are coming off the back of a narrow defeat in the Super Over to Delhi Capitals, KKR have shown enough firepower in their armoury to unsettle any opposition on their day.The threat of Andre Russell who has been swatting the cricket ball like a fly is always there besides the likes of Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa and skipper Dinesh Karthik also being among runs.In the head to head count too, KKR are ahead with 14 wins to RCB’s nine from 23 matches till date. Last year, the men in purple did the double over Kohli and Co.Where will the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KKR be played?The IPL 2019 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru from 8 PM IST.advertisementWhere can I watch the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KKR live?The match will be shown on the Star Sports TV network and can also be streamed on hotstar.com.Where can I check the online live updates of the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KKR?You can follow our coverage here – www.indiatoday.in/sports/ipl-2019 & www.indiatoday.in/sports.What are the squads for the IPL 2019 match between RCB vs KKR?Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (captain), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Lockie Ferguson, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Harry Gurnley, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, KC Cariappa, Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Shrikant Mundhe, Nikhil Naik, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Raj, Prasidh Krishna.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Shimron Hetmyer, Shivam Dube, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Washington Sundar, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Moeen Ali, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Akshdeep Nath, Milind Kumar, Devdutt Padikkal, Gurkeerat Singh, Prayas Ray Barman, Kulwant Kejroliya, Navdeep Saini, Himmat Singh.Also Read | Virat Kohli has to stay positive and he will be back: Kapil DevAlso Read | Kohli as captain of India and RCB: 7 successive losses since March 8Also Read | RCB running out of time, need to win close games: Bowling coach Ashish Nehralast_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

Apple’s successor to iPhone XR may include a telephoto lens

first_imgApple is scheduled to launch three new variants of its iPhone – the iPhone 11 or the iPhone XI — this year. Rumours circulating so far have indicated that the top variants of the company’s 2019 iPhone would sport a triple rear camera setup that would be housed inside a square camera bump. And now we have some update about the third iPhone in Apple’s 2019 lineup. Reports have already indicated that Apple’s successor to the iPhone XR – possibly the iPhone XR 2 – would sport a dual rear camera setup. And now a new report suggests that one of the two lenses at the back of the iPhone XR 2 would be a telephoto lens.The iPhone XR, that was launched last year, sports a 12MP camera with a wide-angle lens. And this year the Cupertino, California based company plans to add another lens – a telephoto lens – in addition to a wide-angle lens, Japanese site Macotakara reported quoting Chinese suppliers.Interestingly, the higher variants of the 2019 iPhones that will succeed the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max would include a triple camera setup at the back with the two iPhones borrowing two of their three rear cameras from their low-cost sibling.Besides sharing details about the camera, the blog said that it is possible that the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max successors use a 3D molding glass for storing the rear camera. It is also possible that the tech giant uses the same 3D molding glass in securing the dual rear camera setup of its iPhone XR successor.advertisementInterestingly, the report notes that Apple is likely to keep the display size of its 2019 iPhone lineup same as that of its 2018 iPhones. This means that the successors to iPhone XR, the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max are likely to be available in 6.1 LCD, 5.8 inches OLED and 6.5 inches OLED screen sizes.In addition to this, Apple’s 2019 iPhones are likely to come with a USB to Lightning cable and a USB Type-C 18W adpater. That said it is important to note that all of these are rumours so far and we won’t know anything for sure till Apple officially unveils its iPhone 11 lineup later this year.ALSO READ: | iPhone 11, iPhone XR 2 in 2019 may come with better selfie camera, a new 3-camera systemALSO READ: | New iPhone XI renders show new design: Massive camera bump with three large camerasALSO READ: | Apple’s 2019 iPhone lineup may include two OLED models with a triple rear camera setuplast_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

Thailand Open 2019: Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty reach men’s doubles final

first_imgIndia’s top-ranked men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty defeated former world champions Ko Sung Hyun and Shin Baek Cheol of South Korea in three games in the Thailand Open 2019 semi-final to reach their maiden final at a World Tour Super 500 tournament on Saturday.Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, ranked 16 on the men’s doubles charts, defeated the lower-ranked South Korean pair 22-20, 22-24, 21-9 after a dominant performance in the deciding game of the men’s doubles semi-final.Satwiksairaj and Chirag worked wonderfully well together throughout the match and never let the pressure ease off on the experienced South Korean pair. The young Indian duo held their nerves to clinch the first game before showcasing a never-say-die attitude in the second.Satwik and Chirag let the South Koreans slip away with a big lead after the mid-game interval of the second game but they did well to save four game points and give themselves a couple of match points.However, Ko Sung and Shin Baek saved the match points and forced a decider by converting their 5th game point.The decider though was an anti-climax to what was shaping up to be a thriller as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty took a 9-point lead a the mid-game break. They never looked back and won the game 21-9. Satwik was brilliant at the back court and his powerful smashes got the Bangkok crowd going on Saturday.Notably, this is Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty maiden final in a Super 500 tournament or above.advertisementThe Indian duo had earlier won Hyderabad Open Super 100 tournament in 2018 and reached the final of Syed Modi International Super 300 tournament in the same year. The duo has been in fine form ever since the recent Asian leg of the World Tour began in Indonesia Open.Satwiksairaj and Chirag, who are training hard under Indonesia’s Flandy Limpele, will take on world number two pair of Li Jun Hui and Liu Yuchen of China in the big final on Sunday.Notably, Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty are finding form at the right time as consistent appearances in the final stages of major touraments will come in handy in the Olympic qualification period.Satwik had not played for more than 5 months on the tour after suffering a major shoulder injury in December and subsequently aggrevating in the Premier Badminton League. However, the fit-again teenage shuttler is making the right moves in the lead up to Tokyo Olympics.”We aren’t worried about playing long matches. It isn’t exhausting to play deeper in a tournament. We played for an hour in our quarterfinal match (on Friday) but it didn’t feel difficult,” Chirag had told ESPN after Friday’s quarter-final.Indeed, the Indian duo didn’t get bogged down despite the semi-final stretching to more than an hour on Saturday.last_img read more

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16 Nov
2019

Watch Guide: OSU and Arizona

first_img[table id=32 /]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img

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7 Nov
2019

Victorian Women’s Team To Play In Storm Half-Time Exhibition

first_imgThe Victorian Women’s Open team will take to the field at AAMI Park in Melbourne on Monday night to play an exhibition match during the half-time break of the Melbourne Storm versus Cronulla Sharks NRL game.The half-time game is part of the Touch Football Victoria (TFV) Women in Sport program and will be a great way to showcase the talent of the 2012 Victorian National Touch League (NTL) Women’s Open team in front of thousands of Rugby League fans. The top grassroots players from the local Fawkner Park competition will take on the Victorian Women’s Open team in the match, while Victoria’s first Australian Open representative, Leah Percy, will be interviewed and highlights of her performance at the 2012 Trans Tasman Series will also be played on the big screen. Stay tuned to www.austouch.com.au to find out how the game on Monday night went. For more information about Monday’s game, please visit www.victouch.com.au. Related LinksStorm Exhibition Gamelast_img read more

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18 Oct
2019

NO SHORTCUTS NO EXCUSES

first_imgI would like to begin this article with a story. This story begins in Islampur, a small village in Sangli district in Maharashtra, with an apparently friendly wrestling match between the pampered son of a village headman and a twelve-year-old boy. Stunningly, the twelve-year-old wins and his reward is death threats from the villagers, who treat this as an insult to their headman. This forces the twelve-year-old to flee the village straight from the wrestling ring, hopping on to a goods truck with nothing but his winning purse, the then princely sum of Rs 12. Without his parents’ knowledge, he is now in Pune and joins the Indian army, where he takes up boxing and plays competitively, being seen as a rising sports star in the army. A few years down the line, he requests a posting in Kashmir and, soon after, he is part of a regiment staving off enemy fire. He is the target of seven bullets in the 1965 war, being hit on the skull, spine, cheek and thighs, and then having a jeep run over him to add to it all. He also loses his memory and forgets his own name. One day, he falls off his hospital bed and hits his head on the floor. This helps him regain his memory. It is only six years later that his family traces him and comes to visit. Looking at his condition, they refuse to take him back, seeing him as an unmanageable burden. This turn of events motivates the young man to come up with a fancy plan to kill himself. As he lies in wait to execute his plan, he plays a game with his hospital attendant and wins Rs 40,000. This causes a change of heart. He checks himself out of hospital, and takes up competitive sport again. Vijay Merchant hears his story, sponsors his training and Murlikant Petkar goes on to win swimming gold for India at the 1972 Paralympic Games in Heidelberg, Germany, breaking the world record of the time. This was India’s first Paralympic gold medal! Murlikant had also participated in three other events at the Games, including the javelin throw, making the finals in all, having also represented the country in table tennis. Also Read – Torpedoing BengalWhen I first read this story in the book Courage beyond Compare by Sanjay and Medini Sharma, I could barely comprehend that journey. I promise you I didn’t make it up. Murlikant’s story is truly unique and without parallel. The journeys and stories of all our nation’s sporting achievers fascinate me. I am humbled when I realize the obstacles and challenges that need to be overcome. The context to the achievement cannot be forgotten either. All this is happening in an environment that may not always understand how to be supportive or why it is important to encourage athletic achievement. The athletes’ journeys, battles and victories may be their own, but to view this phenomenon as just their individual journeys is to lose an opportunity to build a legacy of sport in our country. Also Read – Educational model of coexistenceThis is a subject I am deeply passionate about. As a ten year-old, I remember being overwhelmed with emotion when Kapil Dev ran back to catch Viv Richards in the 1983 World Cup final. When he lifted the World Cup, I was overjoyed—in part, because I could feel something change within me, and in equal measure, I felt this came as a just reward to my cricket-crazy father who had invested so much emotion and time in this game he loved. So, on the one hand it kicked off a new journey – mine – and was an important part of another, my father’s. It might have been all too much for a ten-year-old to comprehend then, but knowing what I do now, I sometimes wonder what went through the heads of those eleven men during the lunch break as they went out to defend 183 in 60 overs against Clive Lloyd’s mighty West Indians. Were they perhaps, somewhere in the back of their minds, empowered with the knowledge that India, with her eight Olympic hockey medals, was capable of winning on the world stage? I would like to think the deeds of Dhyan Chand and those who followed him contributed in some way to the belief that victory was indeed possible. A couple of decades later, there came a young boy from a small town. He achieved, he overachieved. He won everything there was. He made the country proud. En route to his accomplishments, he put his small town on the world map. Today, if people in Australia and West Indies know about Ranchi, I think it has a lot to do with M.S. Dhoni. Ranchi’s economy has grown at a rapid pace. A few years ago, I came across a research report and was amazed to find an economic phenomenon called ‘The Dhoni Effect’. It is very different from the ‘Dravid Effect’, which is cited when anyone scores at less than a run a ball these days. Rajgopal of Ernst & Young has this to say about the former: The Dhoni Effect identifies a phenomenon where rapidly growing small towns of India are taking centre stage. This research highlights the growing affluence levels, increased awareness due to media penetration, improved physical connectivity, and significant changes in consumption patterns with high aspiration levels of small-town India that are compelling marketers to take notice. Today, there are more youngsters from small towns dreaming of and aspiring for great things in different walks of life. To me, this was a journey flagged off by the Dhyan Chands and the many other hockey players who gave us a sporting heritage to be proud of, kept alive by our Kapil Devs and their outrageous aspirations, and brought to their full potential by the likes of M.S. Dhoni. Isn’t it amazing that sport can have such an impact on our nation and its people? When we see sporting magic happen, it is exhilarating and inspiring, and it must motivate us to use the full potential of sport in our nation building exercise. Around 2008, I was in the middle of a lean patch. The runs had dried up and I was on the wrong side of thirty—not ideal territory in Indian cricket. I needed to pick myself up. I wanted to. I knew I had at least another couple of years of cricket left in me. Around this time, I watched with glee as Abhinav Bindra shot his way to an Olympic gold in Beijing. I still remember the adrenaline rush that I felt at the time. Watching the Indian flag go up and listening to the national anthem moved me. Reading Abhinav’s autobiography was fascinating for me. I think his story must be read by anyone on the quest for excellence. His obsession with perfection stood out. He did absolutely everything in his power to seek perfection. No compromises, no shortcuts! He had a good team around him who could match his obsession. They made sure everything was perfect, even small things, such as shaving a millimetre off the sole of one of his shoes to achieve the right stance. It had to be perfect, and it was! Abhinav could have easily sat back and enjoyed being good at his sport, but he was able to push himself to be great. He found and took all the support he could get to learn about his art and give it his best shot. Abhinav’s achievement emboldened me to give my own career that last push, to dig deep again and do whatever it took, as difficult as it might seem. (Excerpted with permission from Go!; compiled by Nandan Kamath and Aparna Ravichandran; published by Penguin eBury Press. The excerpt here is a part of the chapter titled ‘Connecting the Dots in India’s Sporting Legacy’.)last_img read more

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13 Oct
2019

Alberta monitors makes contingency plans on road clearing in UK firm bankruptcy

first_imgEDMONTON – Alberta’s transportation minister says they are making contingency plans to clear and maintain roads as they monitor the financial fallout of a multinational United Kingdom construction company.Brian Mason says for now they believe the bankruptcy of Carillion PLC won’t affect the operations of its Canadian subsidiary.Carillion Canada maintains more than 40 per cent of Alberta’s highways.It also has operations in Ontario, including the renovations of Toronto’s Union Station.Mason said the province privatized road maintenance services under the previous Progressive Conservative government.He says the government is reviewing road maintenance, but said for now there’s no plan to move away from the privatized model.“We’ve certainly looked at the various options (but) I don’t think that that’s a direction that we’re going to be going right now,” Mason said Tuesday.A spokesman for Carillion Canada has said it’s business as usual in Canada despite the parent company’s collapse on Monday. Cody Johnstone said Carillion Canada is not in liquidation and its 6,000 employees in Canada continue to be paid, along with its subcontractors and suppliers.The British construction giant went into compulsory liquidation after weekend talks with creditors failed to get the short-term financing it needed to continue operating.last_img read more

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12 Oct
2019

China Russia Veto UN Action to refer Syria to ICC

Tangier – On May 22, 2014, the United Nations Security Council was unable to adopt a resolution to transfer the issue of serious human rights abuses in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) because Moscow and Beijing both used vetoes to oppose it.More than 10 days after the Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, resigned, there is still a failure at the UN to agree upon a resolution to the ongoing human rights abuses in Syria.  After more than two years of tireless diplomatic efforts to come up with a political solution to the heartbreaking civil war in Syria, the Security Council is trying to step forward and change the status quo by referring the issue to another entity.The failed resolution would have referred the situation to the ICC in order to investigate the serious crimes alleged to have been committed during three long years of bloody conflict in Syria.  Although the resolution was supported by 13 members of the UN Security Council, it was blocked by two permanent members, Russia and China. According to the official United Nations website, Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said, prior to the vote in a statement delivered on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “The Syrian people have a fundamental right to justice. The United Nations and its Member States have a fundamental duty to defend that right.”He also stated that, “Since the outbreak of the war in Syria, I have persistently called for accountability for perpetrators of grave human rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes. The recent attacks against humanitarian convoys and personnel, which may constitute war crimes, add to the urgent need to see action now on accountability in Syria.”  Finally stating, “The Security Council has an inescapable responsibility in this regard. States that are members of both the Security Council and the Human Rights Council have a particular duty to end the bloodshed and to ensure justice for the victims of unspeakable crimes.”According to The Guardian, the US Ambassador, Samatha Power immediately responded to China’s and Russia’s opposition by saying, “the Syrian people will not see justice today.  They will see crime, but not punishment. The vetoes today have prevented the victims of atrocities from testifying at The Hague.”On February 2013, according to the same source, the UN Commission of Inquiry concluded that the ICC is the appropriate body to closely follow the Syrian crisis and bring those who fight against impunity in Syria to justice.Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson warned that, “If members of the Council continue to be unable to agree on a measure that could provide some accountability for the ongoing crimes, the credibility of this body and of the entire Organization will continue to suffer.”Sixty-five countries had appealed to all 193 UN member states to agree on the resolution, under which the ICC would be authorized to investigate allegations of the alleged monstrous crimes by the Syrian regime and armed extremist-opposition groups. read more

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8 Oct
2019

Media in Sri Lanka not free

Media freedom remained restricted in Sri Lanka in 2012, with journalists subject to myriad forms of legal harassment and physical intimidation, Freedom House,  an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom around the world said in a report.The report said that although the government included several items related to media freedom in its July 2012 National Action Plan on national reconciliation—including the passage of freedom of information legislation, enhanced efforts to investigate and prosecute past cases of attacks on journalists, and increased physical access for reporters to the north and east of the country—little progress was made on any of these recommendations by year’s end. “There is no enforceable right to information in the constitution or separate legislation. In fact, the Establishments Code, the formal administrative code governing civil servants, actively discourages access to information even on public-interest grounds. An attempt by the opposition to introduce a right to information bill in Parliament in 2011 was defeated by the governing majority, in violation of its previous campaign promises, and an additional attempt in May 2012 was also stymied by the speaker of Parliament,” the report said.The report said that journalists throughout Sri Lanka, particularly those who cover human rights or military issues, face regular intimidation and pressure from government officials at all levels. (Colombo Gazette) The 1973 Press Council Act, which prohibits disclosure of certain fiscal, defense, and security information, was revived in 2009, having not been enforced in more than a decade. The government nominates all seven council members under the act, and violations of its provisions can draw prison terms and other punitive measures. In July 2012, the government announced its intention to extend the act’s application to electronic and web-based media, and to introduce registration fees of 100,000 rupees ($780), with annual renewal fees of 50,000 rupees for websites. These figures were revised downward in August to 25,000 rupees and 10,000 rupees respectively. In 2006, unofficial prepublication censorship on issues of “national security and defense” was imposed by a new Media Center for National Security (MCNS), which assumed the authority to disseminate all information related to these issues to the media and the public. In March 2012, the MCNS issued a directive extending this provision to news services distributed via mobile-telephone text messaging. The constitution provides for freedom of expression, but it and other laws and regulations place significant limits on the exercise of this right. The 1979 Prevention of Terrorism Act contains extremely broad restrictions, such as a prohibition on bringing the government into contempt. The decades-old Official Secrets Act bans reporting on classified information, and those convicted of gathering secret information can be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison. Although no journalists have ever been charged under the law, it is used as a threat. Journalists are also occasionally threatened with contempt-of-court charges or questioned regarding their sources. read more

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7 Oct
2019

Slack Fights Channel Admin Fatigue

laptop-3190194_1920.jpg While a launch date for the APIs wasn’t announced, the company stated that they “are coming soon” and more information can be found on Slack’s website. Tags:News & ViewsDigital WorkplaceSlackcustomizationworkspace collaborationDigital WorkplaceDigital TransformationDigital WorkplaceOrganization & ManagementVendor News Articles You Might Like The one-size-fits-all approach to enterprise communication is a thing of the past. Now, everybody wants the ability to customize their workspaces, adding functionality and permissions as they see fit – an administrative nightmare. Slack aims to address this with a pair of announcements aimed at streamlining the work of admins for large organizations. With these new APIs, admins can create new workspaces and assign name domains and descriptions to them. They’ll be able to assign members to a workspace, rather than having to join each individual member themselves. For guest accounts, they’ll be able to issue invites to specific channels (including private ones), set guest expiration dates, and customize welcome messages. Additionally, admins will be able to delegate specific members with admin responsibilities. To ensure that the “right” users are commenting and posting on a channel, Slack has given admins and other key stakeholders the ability to customize posting permissions for any channel, as discussed in a company blog posted today. These expanded posting permissions are available for companies using Slack’s Plus or Enterprise Grid plans. Through these channels and customization options, Slack hopes enterprises will be able to reduce unnecessary chatter and keep channels clear for only important updates. When the APIs roll out, admins will be able to script the creation of new workspaces, which will automatically configure with desired settings, apps, content, and more. Admins will be able to define criteria that can be used to automate app approvals and rejections across all workspaces in an Enterprise Grid organization. For example, if an organization uses Box for storage, admins might whitelist the app, eliminating the manual approval needed for the workspace, Slack noted. Similarly, admins can set a rule to reject requests for specific apps or app scopes automatically. Workforce Optimization, Looking Ahead Nicolas De Kouchkovsky August 27, 2019 Combining performance, quality, and workforce management, workforce optimization is providing a 360-degree view of agents and their responsibilities. Automating, Streamlining WorkflowsIn the second announcement, Slack is giving admins more control to create and customize workspaces through a new suite of APIs. Announcement_Channels-v2.1-DC.gif Keeping Channels ClearSometimes the easiest way to make an announcement across an enterprise is by broadcasting it through a channel. However, user comments or side conversations can quickly bog down these announcements. Smarter Not Harder: Communications in the Next-Gen Workplace Scott McMaster August 09, 2019 Agile and collaborative businesses are increasingly leveraging communication tools to grow their businesses. Oregon State University College of Engineering (OSU COE) has benefited from the streamlined workflows enabled by the APIs, as Slack discussed in its blog post. In the past, Slack described, OSU COE’s admin team would be backlogged due to the manual creation of workspaces, resulting in delays for professors trying to set up class-specific workspaces. To address this, OSU COE admins leveraged the new admin APIs to set up workspaces instantly when professors submit request forms. Is Cognitive Collaboration in UCC’s Cards? Tom Nolle August 29, 2019 Cisco’s new cognitive collaboration story might be the next evolution of computer-assisted cooperative work. Highlighting the Importance of Work Management Zeus Kerravala May 10, 2019 Work management provider Workfront wants to help users understand the state of projects and processes “at the seams” between business tools. Understanding the Changing Role of Collaboration in IT Irwin Lazar May 30, 2019 As collaboration gets integrated into workflows, IT leaders must rethink how they deliver these services and measure success. See All in Digital Workplace » Log in or register to post comments read more

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7 Oct
2019

Grad student research recognized with Jack M Miller awards

The Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS) is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Jack M. Miller Excellence in Research Awards.The awards have a proud history. They were established as the Excellence in Research Awards by the late Jack Miller when he served as Vice-President Research and Dean of Graduate Studies, from 1999 to 2004.As a tribute to Miller, the FGS renamed the awards in his honour in 2013 and, at the same time, increased the number of awards available and the value of each award.Since then, as many as 11 graduates students, in research-based programs, are selected annually from within the six academic faculties to receive between $1,000 to $1,500 to support their research and scholarship.Award criteria include the originality, significance, and depth of research projects as well as the student’s record of publications and presentations.“It’s a highly prestigious honour to be selected from within individual academic Faculties to receive a Miller award,” says Mike Plyley, Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies.“Our 2016 recipients stand apart for pursuing exciting and bold directions of research. They are passionate and committed about learning the craft of research as they address questions that are pertinent to today’s society. Their graduate student career is marked by strong records of publications and conference presentations through which they eagerly share what they know and why their work matters.”Over the next week, The Brock News will post a series of profiles about this year’s recipients. The first set of profiles features the winners from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.2016 Jack Miller Excellence in Research Awards for the Faculty of Applied Health SciencesKirsten Bott – MSc Applied Health Sciences; Supervisor Dr. Sandra PetersKirsten Bott is an emerging expert in both bone and muscle research, says her supervisor Dr. Sandra Peters.“While researchers have studied bone and muscle separately for some time, it is becoming increasingly clear that this approach is outdated, since the function/strength and metabolism of these two tissues are intimately linked. However, rarely are experts in one tissue even familiar with the other. Kirsten has successfully bridged this gap,” says Peters.“Kirsten has always had a clear direction of where she wants to go and how she is going to get there. This is a new direction for my lab, and I’m excited that a master’s student could be so instrumental in expanding my horizons.”Bott will continue doctoral studies at Brock under the supervision of Peters and Professor Wendy Ward. Her doctoral thesis will focus on investigating the effects of nutrition on muscle and bone health.“Studying the effects of these two major lifestyle factors together is of high importance given the increasingly aging population in Canada as a whole,” Bott says.“My goal is to begin a career in research and academia and this award assists me in continuing my studies to achieve that goal.”Bott’s research has been recognized with external funding support that includes OGS and QEII-OGSST scholarships. She has published a peer-reviewed paper as first author and has presented her research at local, national and international conferences and meetings.Bott is contributing to the University in many other ways. She is a member of the Biosciences Research Ethics Boards and the Brock Exercise and Medicine Committee, and was an assistant with the Leave the Pack behind project. Most recently, Bott began a second straight one-year term as the VP Communications for the Graduate Students’ Association. Lindsay Cline — PhD candidate Applied Health Sciences (Behavioural and Population Health); Supervisor Kim GammageLindsay Cline will put her award to good use very quickly.The monetary value of the award will help Cline cover registration fees to present her PhD research at the 2016 Canadian Positive Psychology Association conference this June.Cline’s research focuses on helping women develop more positive body image.“I am particularly interested in promoting body appreciation, a characteristic of positive body image, as a way of helping women to develop a protective filter against negative weight stigma often experienced by women who are overweight,” Cline explains.Cline is at the forefront of body image literature in three significant ways, says her supervisor Professor Kim Gammage.Lindsay Cline“Lindsay’s dissertation is among the first to investigate body image from a positive perspective,” Gammage says. “She has also taken a unique approach to understanding appearance commentary-feedback such as teasing and compliments.“Finally she has also taken a novel approach to investigating the impact of body weight on body image.”In May, Cline also presented her study at the 2016 Qualitative Methods Conference in Glasgow, Scotland.She has a growing record of publications with four published-papers and in-press-papers along with two more in submission.Cline’s research, both as a master’s and doctoral student, has been recognized with prestigious funding support from SSHRC, CGS and OGS.She is a recipient of several Brock awards that highlight both qualities of academic excellence and leadership contributions. These awards include the Spirit of Brock Award, the President’s Surgite Award, the Brock University Distinguished Graduate Student Award, and the Barb Daly Excellence & Student Leadership Award.“Lindsay is a leader by example in my lab — influencing students from the high school mentorship program, to undergraduates completing independent studies and theses, to master’s students’ research projects,” Gammage says.This year’s other recipients are:Master’s students:Jesse Abbott, HistoryKirsten Bott, Applied Health SciencesMegan Earle, PsychologyZahid Rahman, ManagementXiaolong Yang, ChemistryDoctoral students:Terry Chu, ChemistryLindsay Cline, Applied Health SciencesShawn Geniole, PsychologyJulia Polyck-O’Neill, Interdisciplinary Humanities read more

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7 Oct
2019

Tews and Websters Falls problems

Residents who live nearby Webster’s and Tews Falls are saying enough is enough.Visitation to the area in the last few years has ballooned causing all kinds of problems for the people who live there, so much so that nearly 330 people have signed a petition calling for change.Traffic is the number one problem associated with the falls and it’s the worst on Short Road in Greensville.One neighbour says the situation is so intolerable that she put her house up for sale.The Hamilton Conservation Authority had turned the grass at the park at Webster’s Falls into a parking lot which residents say made the overcrowding situation get worse.In 2012, the Hamilton Conservation Authority estimated about 80,000 people visited the area. Last year, they say that number grew significantly to about 140,000 visitors.At Thursday night’s meeting the Conservation Authority announced that they would no longer be letting people park on the grass which residents say is a step in the right direction but won’t fix the problem.Both the locals and the Conservation Authority agree that taking away that parking option leaves a new problem.The Conservation Authority is looking for a new place for parking and has plans to operate a shuttle system.But, parking isn’t the only problem, trespassing and littering are other concerns, although the officials say they have the garbage under control.The environment is another big concern.The Conservation Authority is trying to draw people away from the falls and bring them to other recreational areas like Christie Lake. read more

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25 Sep
2019

Jamaicas lack of competitiveness could blight future with CARICOM — Golding

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGolding urges Caricom states to loosen chokehold on sovereigntyFebruary 20, 2018In “Regional”CSME implementation deficit not Secretariat’s fault – GoldingJune 11, 2018In “Regional”Presidents of Cuba, Chile to join CARICOM Heads at 39th meetingJuly 2, 2018In “latest news” KINGSTON, Jamaica — Former prime minister Bruce Golding says Jamaica’s trade imbalance could be one of the factors that hinder their future with the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).Golding made the assertion during his address at the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) exclusive Breakfast Conversation on April 26 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, where he spoke to private sector businesses about the critical consideration that must be given to determine the extent and nature of Jamaica’s future involvement with CARICOM.According to a release from the JCC today, Golding said Jamaica has failed to develop and implement the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) which has contributed to a lack of competitiveness and diversification from the country.“Too many companies are producing the same products and we are unable to sell those same products to each other,” the former prime minister was quoted as saying.The CSME is an initiative currently being explored by CARICOM that would integrate all of its member-states into a single economic unit.“Essentially, Golding is saying, is that countries within CARICOM need to produce enough products that can sustain themselves and create trade opportunities with the world so that more foreign exchange can be earned to pay effectively for things these countries do not produce,” said the JCC.According to JCC, Golding said he believed “Jamaica is better off being a part of CARICOM because CARICOM could be a benefit to Jamaica.“In Haiti, it is 11 million people and they have a demand for goods and services that is enormous. 17 million persons is a huge difference from the 2.7 million we have in Jamaica, five times the Jamaican market”.He reportedly cited Digicel and Jamaica Broilers, as they were among the first two companies to be in the Haitian market to supply products and services.“CARICOM imports 35 billion US dollars of goods such as merchandise imports, only 13 per cent of that Jamaica imports from each other, so in terms of intra-regional trade it’s over a little over 3 billion out of 35 billion dollars of imports” said Golding.He ended by saying, “Jamaica has to seriously contemplate & decide if it wants to be part of CARICOM and engage on the terms it demands”.The JCC agreed that Jamaica could carry far greater weight economically if it gets its house in order because our economic crisis is not CARICOM’s making but rather, CARICOM can impact positively our economic growth. (Jamaica Observer) read more

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16 Sep
2019

Americas Heartland Returns for Ninth Season

first_imgAmerica’s Heartland, a public television series celebrating American agriculture kicked off its ninth season this month, with 22 episodes focusing on agriculture-related topics designed to address consumers’ questions and concerns about food safety, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. Other themed episodes will celebrate a particular crop, commodity, or farm animal.ASA is a proud promotional partner of the half-hour weekly series, which is seen on more than 240 public television stations, including stations in 21 of the top 25 U.S. markets, as well as three times per week on RFD-TV, the national cable and satellite channel available in more than 40 million households.“We’re delighted to provide our viewers new episodes that really address their questions about the origins of their food, fuel and fiber,” said series producer Jim Finnerty. “We want to help each of them become savvy, better informed consumers, and we think we do that by focusing on a specific agriculture topic in each program.”For more information on episode schedules on PBS stations and RFD-TV, go to www.americasheartland.org or www.rfdtv.com.last_img read more

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11 Aug
2019

Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impa

first_img Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea (41) moves to tackle Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga) 0 Comments   Share   Arizona Cardinals safety Antoine Bethea has been nominated as one of the NFL’s 32 candidates for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award this season.The honor is given to the player who does outstanding community service work alongside their play on the field.It’s Bethea’s second nomination; his first came when he was the Indianapolis Colts’ candidate in 2013.This year, the safety will receive a $50,000 donation to the charity of his choice and another $50,000 in his name to expand the United Way Character Playbook program in Arizona. Cleveland Browns LB Christian KirkseyDallas Cowboys QB Dak PrescottDenver Broncos LB Von MillerDetroit Lions QB Matthew StaffordGreen Bay Packers NT Kenny ClarkHouston Texans LB Whitney MercilusIndianapolis Colts DE Jabaal SheardJacksonville Jaguars QB Blake BortlesKansas City Chiefs P Dustin ColquittLos Angeles Chargers DT Corey LiugetLos Angeles Rams OT Andrew WhitworthMiami Dolphins WR Kenny StillsMinnesota Vikings TE Kyle RudolphNew England Patriots S Devin McCourtyNew Orleans Saints RB Mark IngramNew York Giants S Michael ThomasNew York Jets OT Kelvin BeachumOakland Raiders RB Marshawn LynchPhiladelphia Eagles DE Chris LongPittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron HeywardSan Francisco 49ers K Robbie GouldSeattle Seahawks LB K.J. WrightTampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoyTennessee Titans DT Jurrell CaseyWashington Redskins TE Vernon Davis Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Top Stories Bethea has spent every year since 2010 hosting college students from his hometown, Newport News, Va., as they meet with university and college faculty members to discuss higher education.He started the Safe Coverage Technology Program, which provides laptops and iPads to high schoolers attending certification programs. Bethea’s 757 Shutdown Academy, a youth sports program in his hometown, supports 220 football players and cheerleading squads.Related LinksCardinals players meet with Gov. Doug Ducey, talk criminal justice reformThis year with the Cardinals, he joined players and owner Michael Bidwill, who met with Gov. Doug Ducey to discuss criminal justice reform. Bethea also visits Valley elementary schools to promote literacy.Additionally, 100 percent of Bethea’s AB41 merchancise proceeds benefit the fight against breast cancer.Bethea and the 31 other nominees for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award will wear a helmet decal to recognize them.The full list of the 32 nominees are below:Arizona Cardinals S Antoine BetheaAtlanta Falcons DT Grady JarrettBaltimore Ravens CB Brandon CarrBuffalo Bills LB Lorenzo AlexanderCarolina Panthers DE Julius PeppersChicago Bears TE Trey BurtonCincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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11 Aug
2019

Go back to the enewsletter Major enhancements to a

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMajor enhancements to all guest suites aboard Silversea’s Silver Shadow have been revealed as part of the ship’s refurbishment in November 2019, part of the Project Invictus overhaul.Silver Shadow’s corridors, La Dame restaurant, Connoisseur’s Corner and Casino will be revamped for the project. A new Atrium area on Deck 5 will also be introduced.Suites will receive a floor-to-ceiling renovation, inspired by the design and colour palette of Silver Muse. Vista and Veranda suites will benefit from a full renovation of all fixed and loose furniture, in addition to new lighting, carpets, and headboards. Bathrooms will also be upgraded with new sinks and Silestone material. Silver Shadow’s Medallion, Silver, Grand, and Royal suites will be upgraded with a new colour scheme and new materials, as per Silver Muse; and bathrooms will also undergo refurbishments. The ship’s Owner’s Suite will be entirely renovated too, with a full refurbishment of the bathroom.New Atrium & Arts Café: The space currently occupied by the Lobby, Boutique and Casino will be redesigned as a new Atrium. A social hub featuring an updated interactive guest reception area, the open-plan Atrium will comprise boutiques and, as its centrepiece, the Arts Café: a Silver Muse-inspired space where guests can relax amid sophisticated artworks and enjoy coffees, pastries, sandwiches and other delicacies during the day or cocktails during evening hours.La Dame: La Dame restaurant will be refurbished and enlarged to accommodate 40 diners, ensuring that every guest will have the opportunity to experience the venue.Connoisseur’s Corner: The Connoisseur’s Corner will be moved to Deck 8 (in the space formerly occupied by the Library and Internet Café), where its complete reimagining will include the addition of a new outdoor smoking area.Casino: A complete redesign of the ship’s ever-popular Casino will entail moving it to Deck 8, and placing it adjacent to the relocated Connoisseur’s Corner.Observation Library: Formerly the Observation Lounge, this quiet space for reading and reflection, which is set at the fore of the ship on deck 10, will be known as the Observation Library. Its panoramic ocean views will be complemented by new carpet and furniture.Zagara Beauty Spa & Fitness Centre: The top-to-bottom renovation of the Zagara Beauty Spa and the Fitness Centre will encompass new steam and sauna rooms, fully refurbished treatment rooms, new furniture and flooring, updated state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and more.Refreshed Public Spaces: Also scheduled for comprehensive renovation are The Restaurant, La Terrazza, Panorama Lounge, The Bar, The Show Lounge, Card and Conference Rooms, each of which will benefit from décor upgrades: new furniture, upholstery, carpets, window and wall treatments. The pool area will boast new outdoor furniture, refurbished teak flooring, a new canvas awning with inserted lighting, and new outdoor heaters, while the jogging track will receive a new teak resin.Silver Shadow’s first voyage following the transformation will help guests travel deeper into the Caribbean on a seven-night itinerary, departing from Fort Lauderdale for San Juan on 3 December 2019.See www.silversea.comGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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10 Aug
2019

Primetime viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen

first_img Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Dec. 17-23. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership.1. NFL Sunday Night Football: Kansas City at Seattle, NBC, 19.6 million.2. NFL Regular Season: New Orleans at Charlotte, ESPN, 13.3 million.3. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-kick,” NBC, 12.6 million.4. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 12 million.5. “Fox NFL Sunday Post-Game,” Fox, 10.3 million.6. “The Voice (Tuesday),” NBC, 9.9 million.7. “The Voice (Monday),” NBC 9.5 million.8. “Thursday Night Football: Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers,” NFL Network, 8.2 million.9. “Football Night in America,” NBC. 8.1 million.10. “Survivor,” CBS, 7.7 million.11. “The Voice (Tuesday),” NBC, 7.2 million.12. “NCIS,” CBS, 7.1 million.13. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 7 million.14. “Madam Secretary,” CBS, 6.6 million.15. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 6.57 million.16. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 6.4 million.17. “America’s Got Talent: Holiday,” NBC, 6.2 million.18. Thursday Night Football: Washington at Tennessee, NFL Network, 6.19 million.19. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 6.1 million.20. “Thursday Night Football Pre-kick,” NFL Network, 5.6 million.___ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.; CBS is a division of CBS Corp.; Fox is owned by 21st Century Fox; NBC is owned by NBC Universal.The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Dec 27, 2018 2:44 pm PDTcenter_img Nielsen’s top programs for Dec. 17-23last_img read more

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27 Jan
2019

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