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DTC cancels DelhiLahore bus service after Pak suspends it

first_imgNEW DELHI: DTC on Monday cancelled the Delhi-Lahore bus service as Pakistan has decided to discontinue it in the wake of India revoking J&K’s special status, said a senior official from the public transporter. On Saturday, a senior Pakistani minister had announced to suspend the friendship bus service from Monday.A Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus was scheduled to leave for Lahore on Monday at 6 am. However, it did not leave due to the Pakistan’s decision to suspend the bus service, the official said. “Consequent to Pakistan’s decision to suspend the Delhi-Lahore bus service, DTC is not able to send bus (from Delhi to Lahore) from August 12,” said a statement from DTC. Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) had on Saturday also telephonically informed the DTC about suspension of the service from Monday. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe last bus for Lahore left Delhi on Saturday morning carrying two passengers while the return bus from the other side reached the national capital carrying 19 passengers in the evening of the same day. The bus service did not operate on Sunday. The Delhi-Lahore bus service was first started in February 1999 but suspended after 2001 Parliament attack. It was restarted in July 2003. The bus service was first started in February 1999 but suspended after 2001 Parliament attack. It was restarted in July 2003. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsIt had, however, continued with a depleted number of passengers even when bilateral relations between the two countries had worsened following the Pulwama terrorist attack and Balakot surgical strikes in February this year. The Lahore-Delhi bus service is operated from Ambedkar Stadium terminal near Delhi Gate. DTC buses ply every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and PTDC buses every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, from Delhi to Lahore. For the return trip, DTC buses leave Lahore every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday whereas the PTDC buses are available every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The number of people travelling between India and Pakistan has also decreased over the years. A total of 54,559 people had entered India via the Attari-Wagah road link in 2014-15 and 51,213 went to Pakistan the same year. The number of passengers coming from Pakistan reduced to 37,020 in 2018-19, while 40,386 went to Pakistan the same year. The development comes a day after Indian Railways on Sunday suspended Samjhauta Express from its side, which was scheduled to leave on Sunday. Islamabad had on Thursday suspended the bi-weekly Samjhauta train service connecting Lahore and Delhi as part of downgrading of diplomatic ties with India in response to the scrapping special status to Jammu & Kashmir.last_img read more


October 18, 2019 0

Wood Buffalo National Park at risk of losing international heritage designation

first_imgOTTAWA – The country’s largest national park could be declared to be in danger by the UN’s World Heritage Committee if Canada doesn’t meet new deadlines next year to prove it is taking action to protect the park from development.In March, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization gave Canada 17 recommendations to help improve the status of the Wood Buffalo National Park in northern Alberta.Now it has set a deadline of February 2018 for Canada to show its plan to meet those recommendations and another deadline of December 2018 to show progress on that plan.UNESCO experts, who visited the park last fall at the behest of First Nations, agreed with them that the park’s ecosystem was in jeopardy because of oil sands development, hydro dam construction and climate change impacts in the region.In a draft decision issued June 2, the World Heritage Committee expressed pleasure that Canada is taking most of the recommendations seriously but was dismayed that approval of the Site C dam project in British Columbia — which could affect water flows in the Peace Athabasca Delta within the park — won’t be revisited.The park was designated as a world heritage site in 1983; only a handful of UNESCO sites have ever been designated “in danger,” mainly because of government breakdown and war.last_img read more


October 17, 2019 0

Fort McKay Metis and preparing for life after the tar sands

first_img“Everyone is tapping on their brakes and people are taking a step back in terms of how aggressive they want to be in their developments. It’s a sobering second look- it gives the community the chance to catch our breath. If oil was to turn the key off tomorrow and go home this community would take at least 20 years to go back to the lifestyle that it had prior because everything around our community, in terms of our traditional territory, is gone.”Quintal said he’s terrified by what he’s witnessed over the years with the land being eaten up and polluted by industry.“The fact is we are putting controls in place. We have three air monitoring systems in the community at all times. Everything is under scrutiny. Do I think it’s all industry’s fault? There’s a good case against that.”But, it’s not just environmental impacts that came with the economic boom train, social issues add additional challenges.“Many here are living with addictions. Because the money is everywhere. We have 18 year old kids, graduating high school with opportunity. They go to work and drive heavy haulers and suddenly make $100,000 a year.”Quintal acknowledges that time is running out. They have money now, but the land is being destroyed and they may not have a place to call home in the near future.They are already planning ahead however, given the circumstances, to create a new vision for the coming generations.Recognizing the dilemma the Fort McKay Metis is buying land in Isle La Crosse Saskatchewan- an area with a high density of Metis people. It will be a place for the people to go to if Fort McKay ends up being swallowed up by industry.“We don’t have any sanctuaries to go to, but we’re buying lots to build some cabins and a lodge to be able to take our people away if they want to. There they can fish, hunt, pick berries and go back to nature,” said Quintal.Regardless of the challenges before them, the people will continue to take advantage of economic opportunities while they still can, said Quintal.Homes under construction in the Fort McKay Metis community. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTN“What we need in Alberta is a policy that will enable the Metis the ability to be more engaged…That’s not to say we want to stop industry. We want to use the best technology possible, to know where you’re (industry) going to be working within our traditional territory. And we want the opportunity to continue make money off of the projects.”bmorin@aptn.ca@songstress28 (The administrative offices in the Fort McKay Metis community that has 90 members and 800 hectares of land in Alberta. Photo: Brandi Morin/APTN)Brandi Morin APTN National NewsFORT MCKAY METIS COMMUNITY — New houses and new trucks greet you upon arrival at the Fort McKay Metis community in northern Alberta. It is a small place, a mere dot on the map, located north of Fort McMurray, between the tar sands and next to Fort McKay First Nation.The Fort McKay Metis is a unique community that was established during the fur trade here in the 1900’s.The people here have close ties with the local First Nation as well as mixed ancestry including French, English, Cree, Dene and Metis.Encompassing 800 hectares of land and having just under 90 members. it is the only Metis community that was able to negotiate their lands away from the Alberta government.It is surrounded by industrial development, mainly tar sands activity. The tar sands have had a large impact on the local environment and traditional territories of the Metis.Most say that for a time, they were ignored when it came to consultation with industry.The Metis here, like their First Nation neighbours, at one time tried to stop industry from encroaching on their territories with little success.Fort McKay Metis President Ron Quintal. Photo:Brandi Morin/APTN“It felt like everything was rubber stamped. Like our concerns were an afterthought,” said President Ron Quintal.That is until Fort McKay Chief Jim Boucher stepped up and insisted industry also consult with the Metis, he said.“In Alberta there is no policy or legislation in place that a proponent has to talk to a Metis organization while they talk to the First Nations about the exact same impacts. But we have been able to negotiate deals with industry,” said Quintal.They are prospering alongside Fort McKay First Nation. The community doesn’t receive any government money and is completely self-reliant via business agreements with industry.Through profits earned from the Fort McKay Metis Group LTD., several initiatives are funded like a beautification program, park building, housing, post-secondary scholarships and local infrastructure.“I’m about the success of my community and doing the best I can to ensure my community is successful,” said Quintal, which he added, includes mitigating environmental concerns.“We work with industry. We’ve gone this far and we use our best judgement to ensure industry and government are working sustainably.”Now, Quintal is asking for the ability to hit the brakes on further development. The current down turn in oil prices is an opportunity to look at ways to diversify the economy.last_img read more


October 14, 2019 0

Ontario reforms labour laws boosts minimum wage to 15 in 2019

first_imgTORONTO – Ontario passed sweeping labour reform legislation Wednesday, including increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour, which will form a key pillar of the governing Liberals’ re-election bid next year.Premier Kathleen Wynne has been tying the policy at nearly every opportunity to a theme of fairness that will likely carry through to the June 2018 election, along with free tuition for low- and middle-income students, more child care spaces and pharmacare for youth.The minimum wage boost has proved largely popular in government polling and with labour advocates, though it is controversial with businesses, who say the increase is too fast and will lead to job losses.Currently at $11.60 an hour, the minimum wage will rise under the legislation to $14 an hour on Jan. 1, with the increase to $15 coming in 2019. It will then continue to rise with inflation.The government and some economists argue that the hike will have some positive impact on the economy, as minimum wage earners get more spending power.“Actually what you see is increases in employment because that money gets recycled,” said Labour Minister Kevin Flynn.“This isn’t money that goes to the Cayman Islands. This isn’t money that goes into savings accounts. If you’re trying to raise a family on a minimum wage in the province of Ontario you don’t have a savings account,” he said. “What you do is you take that money out, you pay your rent, you pay your groceries, maybe a little car payment, you buy some shoes for the kids, diapers, that goes right back into the businesses.”Flynn also immediately made political hay of the Progressive Conservatives voting against the legislation.“I really think it was a slap in the face to working people in the province,” he said. “I expected better.”Progressive Conservative John Yakabuski said his party didn’t support it because of various analyses and business groups warning such a sharp increase in minimum wage will lead to job losses.“The accelerated increase in the minimum wage is the No. 1 reason why we had to send a clear message that we’re going to defend what we believe are the working class in Ontario,” he said. “If you haven’t got a job your wage is zero.”The province’s economic watchdog, the Financial Accountability Office, has estimated more than 50,000 people could lose their jobs due to the minimum wage increase.A TD Bank report has estimated the minimum wage hike could cost the province’s economy as many as 90,000 jobs by 2020. And an analysis from the Keep Ontario Working Coalition concluded over 185,000 jobs could be impacted.Businesses say it will be difficult to absorb the increased costs over such a short time frame.“They also turned a blind eye to numerous surveys and evidence-backed studies warning of significant job losses, especially among lower-skilled workers,” said Julie Kwiecinski, with the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.The Liberal government recently announced the provincial corporate tax rate for small businesses will be cut from 4.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent to help support businesses through the minimum wage transition, though Wynne said it was never intended to fully offset the impact.The legislation also mandates equal pay for part-time and temporary workers doing the same job as full-time employees, increases vacation entitlements to three weeks after a worker has been with their company for five years, requires employees to be paid for three hours if their shift is cancelled within 48 hours of its start, and expands personal emergency leave to 10 days per year, two of them paid.The minimum wage increase is the centrepiece of the legislation and something labour advocates have been urging for years.“The $15 minimum wage will put money where it is deserved and most needed, into workers’ pockets,” Navi Aujla, a former temp agency worker with the $15 & Fairness campaign, said in a statement.“Together with paid emergency days, fairer scheduling and equal pay for equal work measures, $15 will make a real difference for our communities who fought so hard for this victory.”The Ontario Federation cheered the passage of the legislation but had hoped it would contain even more changes.“The law needs to go further to better safeguard decent work for generations to come,” said president Chris Buckley. “It must reflect what these workers and so many others face every day, including low wages, no access to unions and no job security.”The NDP had proposed amendments to give all workers five paid sick days, eliminate minimum wage exemptions for servers and limit how much companies can rely on temp workers, but the Liberals voted them down.“Workers have been waiting 14 long years actually under the Liberal government for some improvements to their working conditions in this province,” said New Democrat Cindy Forster.last_img read more


October 13, 2019 0

Moroccos Net International Reserves Up 05

Rabat – Morocco’s net international reserves amounted to MAD 224.6 billion in 2018 up to September 28, recording a 0.5 percent year-on-year increase.The figures come from Morocco’s central bank, Bank Al-Maghrib.During the week of September 26-October 3, Bank Al-Maghrib injected MAD 73.8 billion into the economy.The interbank rate has reached 2.28 percent, the bank added in a press release.During the same period, the dirham appreciated by 0.7 percent to the dollar and depreciated by 1 percent to the euro. read more


October 12, 2019 0

USC students death raises concerns about safety

VIDEO: A man is facing charges in connection with the death of a 21-year-old University of South Carolina (USC) student who police say mistakenly got into a car she thought was an Uber. The murder has USC students on the campus concerned.


October 7, 2019 0

BC Ferries awards contract to FortisBC to supply LNG to three new

by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 2, 2015 1:03 pm MDT VICTORIA – BC Ferries has signed a 10-year contract with FortisBC to supply liquefied natural gas for three ferries currently under construction.The first vessel is expected to be operating in late 2016, with the other two ferries set to join the fleet the following year.Fortis will supply about 7.8 million litres of gas a year by the time all three vessels are in service.Ferries’ vice-president of engineering Mark Wilson says the contract will ensure a long-term supply of power for the three new intermediate-class vessels that will each accommodate 145 vehicles and 600 passengers.BC Ferries says LNG is at least 30 per cent cheaper than diesel and the company is expected to save money on fuel, even with the current drop in oil prices.The company says FortisBC provided BC Ferries with $6 million in incentive funding for the new vessels to help offset capital costs associated with the use of LNG, though it did not provide information on the value of the contract. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email BC Ferries awards contract to FortisBC to supply LNG to three new vessels read more


October 4, 2019 0

Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts hacked in 2013

by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2016 5:20 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 15, 2016 at 11:59 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Yahoo says 1 billion user accounts hacked in 2013 Yahoo has discovered a 3-year-old security breach that enabled a hacker to compromise more than 1 billion user accounts, breaking the company’s own humiliating record for the biggest security breach in history.The digital heist disclosed Wednesday occurred in August 2013, more than a year before a separate hack that Yahoo announced nearly three months ago . That breach affected at least 500 million users, which had been the most far-reaching hack until the latest revelation.“It’s shocking,” security expert Avivah Litan of Gartner Inc.Both lapses occurred during the reign of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, a once-lauded leader who found herself unable to turn around the company in the four years since her arrival. Earlier this year, Yahoo agreed to sell its digital operations to Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion – a deal that may now be imperiled by the hacking revelations.TWO HACKS, MORE THAN A BILLION ACCOUNTSYahoo didn’t say if it believes the same hacker might have pulled off two separate attacks. The Sunnyvale, California, company blamed the late 2014 attack on a hacker affiliated with an unidentified foreign government, but said it hasn’t been able to identify the source behind the 2013 intrusion.Yahoo has more than a billion monthly active users, although some have multiple accounts and others have none at all. An unknown number of accounts were affected by both hacks.In both attacks, the stolen information included names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and security questions and answers. The company says it believes bank-account information and payment-card data were not affected.But hackers also apparently stole passwords in both attacks. Technically, those passwords should be secure; Yahoo said they were scrambled twice – once by encryption and once by another technique called hashing. But hackers have become adept at cracking secured passwords by assembling huge dictionaries of similarly scrambled phrases and matching them against stolen password databases.That could mean trouble for any users who reused their Yahoo password for other online accounts. Yahoo is requiring users to change their passwords and invalidating security questions so they can’t be used to hack into accounts. (You may get a reprieve if you’ve changed your password and questions since September.)Security experts said the 2013 attack was likely the work of a foreign government fishing for information about specific people. One big tell: It doesn’t appear that much personal data from Yahoo accounts has been posted for sale online, meaning the hack probably wasn’t the work of ordinary criminals.That means most Yahoo users probably don’t have anything to worry about, said J.J. Thompson, CEO of Rook Security.QUESTIONS FOR VERIZONNews of the additional hack further jeopardizes Yahoo’s plans to fall into Verizon’s arms. If the hacks cause a user backlash against Yahoo, the company’s services wouldn’t be as valuable to Verizon, raising the possibility that the sale price might be re-negotiated or the deal may be called off. The telecom giant wants Yahoo and its many users to help it build a digital ad business.After the news of the first hack broke, Verizon said it would re-evaluate its Yahoo deal and in a Wednesday statement said it will review the “new development before reaching any final conclusions.” Spokesman Bob Varettoni declined to answer further questions.At the very least, the security lapses “definitely will help Verizon in its negotiations to lower the price,” Litan predicted. Yahoo has argued that news of the 2014 hack didn’t negatively affect traffic to its services, strengthening its contention that the Verizon deal should be completed under the original terms.“This just adds to fuel to the fire and it won’t help Yahoo’s cause,” said Eric Jackson, a longtime critic of the company’s management. Although he has in the past, Jackson doesn’t currently own Yahoo stock.Investors appeared worried about the Verizon deal. Yahoo’s shares fell 96 cents, or 2 per cent, to $39.95 after the disclosure of the latest hack. read more


October 3, 2019 0

Official royal wedding photographs reunite Duchess of York and Duke of Edinburgh

The images, taken by Alex Bramall, a fashion photographer, shows the Duke smiling as the Duchess, who he once described…–– ADVERTISEMENT –– Until Saturday, the 97-year-old Duke and his former daughter-in-law are not believed to have spoken since the Yorks divorced in 1996. Weddings traditionally bring families together, and in Sarah, Duchess of York’s case, it finally marked the thawing of royal relations that have been frosty for more than 20 years. The Duchess, once considered an outcast after her toe-sucking antics brought shame on the monarchy in the Nineties, was welcomed back into the royal fold as she posed alongside the Duke of Edinburgh for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s official wedding photographs. read more


September 25, 2019 0

Paul Merson blasts Southampton says manager has no experience

first_imgPaul Merson blasted Southampton for hiring a manager who he claims without any Premier League experience.Southampton hired ex-RB Leipzig boss Ralph Hasenhuttl to replace Mark Hughes’ last Wednesday which has drawn praises his style of football and proven success in Germany.However, Hasenhuttl success is not enough proof for Merson as he believes Cardiff would defeat Southampton 2-0 in South Wales on Saturday because new coach has never managed in England’s top-flight before.Solskjaer slams Man United’s draw: “We should have won” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was left to rue another missed opportunity as Manchester United were held to a 1-1 draw against 10-man Southampton.“There’s a new man at the helm at Southampton in Ralph Hasenhuttl but I must side with Cardiff to win this game. Saints are bringing in a manager who has never experienced the Premier League and I think there’s a rude awakening coming on Saturday,” said Merson on the Sky Sports website.“Southampton may have let slip a two-goal lead against Manchester United last weekend, but they did play well, don’t get me wrong. However, with the new manager coming in this weekend I think it’s going to be a difficult afternoon for them. I’m backing Cardiff for a win that will put Southampton in big trouble.”last_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops due to fire hazard

first_img NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard.The batteries in the laptops can overheat, posing a safety risk. The recalled MacBook Pros have a screen that measures 15-inches diagonally and were sold between September 2015 through February 2017 in the U.S. and Canada starting at about $2,000.Apple, in Cupertino, California, said it has gotten 26 reports about overheating, including 5 reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation. There have also been 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property. The recall involves 432,000 laptops sold in the U.S. and 26,000 sold in Canada.MacBook Pro owners can check here to see if their computer is recalled and if so eligible for a free battery replacement program. Posted: June 27, 2019 Apple recalls some MacBook Pro laptops due to fire hazard AP June 27, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter AP, last_img read more


September 17, 2019 0

Tourism Zone to Provide Development Incentives at Ft Monroe

first_imgThe Hampton City Council last week created a tourism zone at the former Fort Monroe, Va., a designation providing tax incentives and financing options for hotels, restaurants and other tourism-related projects.The council established two zones, covering multiple neighborhoods. “Those areas are ripe for tourism-related growth and development,” said Hampton Economic Development Director Leonard Sledge.The most significant incentive localities can offer a developer under the state initiative is a tax arrangement covering up to 30 percent of a project’s total construction cost, reported the Daily Press. This gap financing is recouped by the additional sales tax generated by the project that would ordinarily go to the state and city.The gap financing would be obtained through a private lender, so the city is not on the hook if the debt service is not paid. “I cannot emphasize this enough — it is the developer’s debt to pay,” Sledge said.Other incentives localities with tourism zones can offer developers include waiving or reducing fees, and expedited permit reviews.Much of Fort Monroe, located on the Virginia shore of the Chesapeake Bay, was designated a national monument by President Obama in November 2011. The designation covers 325 acres at the historic site, including 90 acres around the stone fort. The monument takes up about 58 percent of the total acreage of the shuttered installation. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more


September 13, 2019 0

Kendrick Lamar celebrates DAMN going double platinum

first_img Email https://www.instagram.com/p/BW8_6WMhc__ News Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. goes double platinum kendrick-lamar-celebrates-damn-going-double-platinum Facebook https://www.instagram.com/p/BW8ruzZAsoH Twitter https://www.instagram.com/p/BXCJyshF2t9 Content Not Available Missy Elliott, Lenny Kravitz and Switchfoot also featured in the tweets and Instagram posts we didn’t want you to missGRAMMYs Jul 28, 2017 – 3:36 pm GRAMMY.com https://www.instagram.com/p/BW7qMR-l-6W https://www.instagram.com/p/BW-8XLpgUfr Kendrick Lamar celebrates ‘DAMN.’ going double platinum Kendrick Lamar to Phoenix: Must-see 2017 summer toursRead morelast_img read more


September 12, 2019 0

Alaska News Nightly Tuesday March 21 2017

first_imgStories are posted on the APRN news page. You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprnListen nowSenate lifts ban on predator killing in Alaska refugesLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.The U.S. Senate today voted to overturn an Obama Administration rule that banned certain methods of killing predators on national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The repeal resolution now goes to the White House for signature.Differences over future divide Alaska LegislatureAndrew Kitchenman, KTOO – JuneauPhilosophical differences between members of the House and Senate are raising the risk that the Legislature ends the session without resolving the state’s ongoing budget crisis.Murkowski at odds with Trump’s call to end NEA fundingLiz Ruskin, Alaska Public Media – Washington D.C.President Trump’s budget calls for ending funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won an award for it.Bill signed allowing for opioid overdose drug distributionAssociated PressGov. Bill Walker has signed into law legislation allowing state health officials to extend a program for broader distribution of a drug used to prevent opioid overdose.Consultant recommends Sitka’s hospitals mergeEmily Kwong, KCAW – SitkaAn outside consultant has concluded that Sitka’s two hospitals should merge. Those are the findings of ECG Management Consultants, a firm hired by Sitka Community Hospital and SEARHC last year. Leadership at the city-owned hospital opposes the idea.Final fuel spill cleanup near Paxson may be delayedTime Ellis, KUAC – FairbanksCleanup has resumed along a stretch of the Richardson Highway near Paxson, where more than 4,000 gallons of diesel was spilled when a Fairbanks-based tanker wrecked in January. But it may take years to clean up all the contamination.To the displeasure of some locals, Tailgate Alaska grabs land use permit from DNRTony Gorman, KCHU – ValdezOne of the biggest winter sports events kicked off over the weekend in Thompson Pass. Tailgate Alaska is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. But, not everyone is in a joyful mood. Some Thompson Pass enthusiasts are not happy after the Alaska Department of Natural Resources granted a land use permit to event organizers and are hoping to appeal the decision.After 30 years, Raven Shark pole back in SitkaEmily Russell, KCAW – SitkaThe totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.last_img read more


September 9, 2019 0

Man Who Set Fire to CVS During Baltimore Unrest Pleads Guilty to

first_imgVolunteers clean up the CVS following the unrest in April. (Photo by Kamau High)Raymon Carter, age 24, pleaded guilty on Sept. 16 to the federal crime of rioting on April 27, including the arson of the now infamous Baltimore CVS that was at the center of the unrest after the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.According to his plea agreement, Carter used a telephone to discuss his plans to go to the scene of the riots that erupted across Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray. Carter was observed on surveillance footage from inside the CVS trying to open the pharmaceutical safe and moving back and forth from the area where the fire began and a flash of light can be seen on the video when the fire began inside the store.After the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) released two still images recovered from the surveillance video to the media and announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the suspect’s identification, arrest and conviction, Carter was later identified by citizens. Police received a hotline tip on July 1revealing Carter’s location after the ATF released a wanted poster on June 29 of the suspect. ATF agents located, and after a foot chase, arrested Carter.The estimated total loss for the building alone as a result of the fire is at $1.1 million. Carter will be required to pay restitution as part of his plea agreement, with the exact amount of restitution to be determined at sentencing.According to the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland, Carter and the government have agreed that if the Court accepts the plea agreement Carter will be sentenced to four years in prison.  U.S. District Judge Ellen L. Hollander has scheduled sentencing for November 17.last_img read more


September 1, 2019 0

TMobile offering a year of free mobile data for Pokemon Go

first_imgHave you heard of Pokémon Go? Of course you have, unless you’ve been in a coma for the last few weeks. T-Mobile has heard of it too, and it would like nothing more than to associate its name with this massive cultural phenomenon. The carrier is expanding its T-Mobile Tuesday program to cover Pokémon Go mobile data. It’s not strictly a Tuesday-only thing, but it starts next Tuesday.As with all online games, Pokémon Go uses data to maintain your connection to the server. That has led some heavy Pokémon Go players to wonder if they’re tearing up their monthly data cap. It’s a valid concern in this age of tiered data and overages. T-Mobile doesn’t have overages, but it does throttle your data down to 2G speeds if you go over your monthly allotment. If that happens, it won’t be because of Pokémon Go. This is where T-Mobile Tuesdays comes in.Put the guns away, that’s not how you catch Pokémon.Launched a few weeks ago, T-Mobile Tuesdays is a weekly promotion that gives away free stuff to T-Mobile subscribers. In the past it offered a free Domino’s pizza every Tuesday, but that was halted after the second Tuesday resulted in far too many requests for free pizza. People like free stuff? Who would have thought? The promotion still includes things like VUDU rental credits and free Lyft rides.This coming Tuesday, T-Mobile will start zero-rating (i.e. not counting) all data associated with Pokémon Go. This offer must be claimed in the T-Mobile Tuesdays app and will last for one year. T-Mobile stores are also offering 50% off accessories like batteries, and there’s a contest with bundles of $100 PokéCoins for the lucky winners. T-Mobile is really milking this Pokémon Go thing for all its worth. Let’s be honest here — Pokémon Go uses a tiny amount of data. I’ve played it a fair amount, and my total usage is well under 100MB. But hey, people like free stuff.last_img read more


September 1, 2019 0

Quantum communication through synergy

first_img The best of both worlds: How to solve real problems on modern quantum computers This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Quantum communication through synergy (2009, January 19) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-01-quantum-synergy.html Conventional wisdom, when applied to quantum communication, seems to say that one must have a private channel in order to communicate privately. Nonprivate channels, the thinking goes, should not be able to send quantum information. It is this very thinking that Smith, along with colleague John Smolin, at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, could be overturning. In theory, and with the help of some mathematical equations, Smith and Smolin show that it might be possible to combine nonprivate channels to create a channel that would transmit quantum information – and communicate privately at greater distances than currently possible. Their reasoning can be found in Physical Review Letters: “Can Nonprivate Channels Transmit Quantum Information?”“If you had a channel that didn’t allow you to communicate privately,” Smith points out, “you would think you have a weak resource. But when you start looking at these channels, and you start looking at their limits, you begin to see something else.” This “something else,” Smith continues, includes qualities that allow nonprivate channels to combine in a way that allows them to possibly become useful for quantum communication.“There are these features that allow the some of the nonprivate channels to interact with each other in a synergestic way to become useful. Interestingly, this is not something that happens classically. But it could happen with quantum information channels.”Smith says that even though individually these channels might look weak, when they are put together, it is possible that they would have the ability to carry more quantum information than the sum of their individual capacities combined. “In our paper, we are presenting ideas of how to design protocols that allow higher rates of quantum communication, over longer distances, than what we can currently do right now.”Even though this method of quantum communication looks promising, Smith admits that not all of the components are properly understood. Like so much in quantum mechanics, it appears that something could or does happen, but the why isn’t always easy to grasp. “Right now,” he says, “we’re trying to better understand the individual resources, and some of their bounds. We are trying to develop a way to quantify what the resources actually are. We’re starting to develop a feel for what different classes of channels might be made of, but we don’t have good characterization yet.”Part of understanding characterization, and quantifying the components of quantum communication, Smith continues, is the idea of figuring out the why behind this phenomenon. “We have information that shows that some of these nonprivate channels are useless for quantum communication, but when you combine them, they are quite useful. Why is this?”“There is something strange going on here. But if we can get to the bottom of it, we should be able to improve upon our ability with quantum communication dramatically.”Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com.center_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — When most people think of quantum communication, they think in terms of private communication channels – the ability to send messages without a third-party deciphering them. Indeed, quantum cryptography represents a method of sending information that cannot be eavesdropped upon. Without the proper key for decoding the intercepted message, all an interloper would receive is gibberish. To make quantum cryptography work, Graeme Smith tells PhysOrg.com, “We try to understand the protocols and use specially designed channels to send messages and also to shed light on the general theory of privacy in quantum mechanics.”last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

CM inaugurates 2 new police stations

first_imgKolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated two new police stations.She also inaugurated new buildings of six police stations as well. Banerjee inaugurated the same from a programme at Nabanna Sabhaghar.Rajarpur and Narayanpur are the two police stations that the Chief Minister inaugurated on Friday.The new buildings of the police stations including that of Bidhannagar East, Jagatballavpur, Amta, Women Police Station Purulia, Bhutni Police Station and Kashipur were inaugurated. She also inaugurated Salua Police Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedQuarters.It may be mentioned that Chief Minister has taken up several projects for policemen and it includes development of infrastructure.Meanwhile, Kolkata Police have taken step to update its database to ensure better online facility for the payment regarding traffic related cases.It has been stated that while making online payment for traffic cases through the website of Kolkata Traffic Police, a few may get an error message – “Invalid Vehicle Number”.It happens because details of the vehicles are not present in the database of Kolkata Traffic Police. Hence, the police urge to mail a scanned copy of the smart card or registration certificate along with one’s mobile number to dctp@kolkatatrafficpolice.gov.in to update the records.last_img read more


August 31, 2019 0

Body returned to family after fifth autopsy

first_imgPolice have informed the relatives of 46-year-old Petruna Milchova Nikolova they can collect her body for burial, almost a month after her death and after a fifth post mortem last week to determine if she was mauled to death by dogs.Greek pathologist Hara Spiliopoulou and UK-based Cypriot doctor Andreas Marnerides last week carried out the fifth autopsy on the body of Nikolova who is believed to have been mauled to death by two dogs in Paphos on February 22. Their findings were not made public, but reports claimed the final autopsy confirmed that she was killed by dogs.With all investigations completed,  police informed the family they could collect the body.Nikolova, who came to Cyprus from Bulgaria to look for a job only to die a few days after her arrival, was found critically injured in a potato field in Yeroskipou but died on the way to the hospital.The initial autopsy found she had died from haemorrhage shock resulting from multiple injuries, possibly caused by farming equipment. Three subsequent autopsies carried out on behalf of both the family and suspects, who kept Rottweilers, indicated she was mauled by dogs. The Attorney-general asked for a fifth autopsy to be certain that the state’s case would be airtight in a court.A 27-year-old man who owns at least five Rottweilers and used to keep them in the area where Nikolova was found, faces charges of manslaughter and causing death through negligence. He will remain in custody until the beginning of his trial, set for April 18, at the Paphos Criminal Court.Two of his dogs, which have not been found, are believed to be the ones that fatally injured Nikolova. The authorities suspect the two animals were shot and buried elsewhere.The man’s father, 54, had been arrested on suspicion of acting as an accessory after the events but he was later released due to lack of evidence.A company announced it would pay for the transfer of Nikolova’s body to Bulgaria for burial.You May LikeCity BeautyLift Sagging Skin And Jowls Without Surgery (Do This)City BeautyUndoSolar SolutionsCalifornia – New Program Giving Solar Panels to Homeowners With Electricity Bills Over $100/mthSolar SolutionsUndoLCR HealthTop Doctor Warns Against Abdominal “Deep” Fat (And How To Get Rid Of It)LCR HealthUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more


August 9, 2019 0

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