New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s C R Patil came close to shattering the all-time record of victory margin in a parliamentary election when he defeated his Congress rival in the Navsari Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat by a difference of 6.89 lakh votes — the highest in the 2019 polls.His margin was just a shade lower than the 6.96 lakh record set by Pritam Munde in October 2014 when she won the by-election to Beed seat in Maharashtra after the untimely death of her father and former Union minister Gopinath Munde. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoCThe lowest margin of victory, too, was with a BJP candidate when Bholanath managed to win the Machhlishahr seat in Uttar Pradesh by only 181 votes. So, the feat of winning a parliamentary constituency by both the highest and the lowest margin in the Lok Sabha poll belongs to candidates of the BJP which emerged victorious by winning 302 seats out of the 541 of which the results were declared till afternoon. Patil has party colleagues Sanjay Bhatia, Krishan Pal and Subhash Chandra Baheria in the 6 lakh-plus club, while about a dozen other candidates have won by over 5 lakh margin. Also Read – Two squadrons which participated in Balakot airstrike awarded citationsPrime Minister Narendra Modi widened his victory margin to 4.79 lakh votes when he defeated his nearest rival of Shalini Yadav of Samajwadi Party in Varanasi parliamentary constituency. In 2014, he had defeated Arvind Kejriwal by 3.71 lakh votes. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah won his maiden Lok Sabha election by a huge margin of 5.57 lakh votes from Gandhinagar in Gujarat this elections, bettering senior party leader L K Advani’s margin of 4.83 lakh votes in 2014. Bholanath is followed by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate from Lakshadweep Mohammed Faizal P P, who defeated his near rival by 823 votes.
TORONTO – Canada’s largest real-estate trust says it’s planning to sell about $2 billion worth of properties — primarily open-air malls or power centres — in secondary markets across the country.RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust (TSX:REI.UN) expects to net about $1.5 billion after expenses from the sale of about 100 properties by late 2018 or 2019, with exact details yet to be revealed.About half of the net proceeds will be used to repurchase RioCan trust units from the open market.RioCan also plans to invest $300 million to $400 million per year on property development in the six major markets that already account for about 75 per cent of its annual rental revenue.RioCan chief executive Edward Sonshine told analysts that its properties in secondary markets generally have less growth potential than its holdings in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.“We have always known that the best assets, from a growth perspective, are located where there’s population growth,” Sonshine said Monday during a conference call with analysts.“In Canada, that population growth is essentially in the six major markets of this country.”Although Sonshine said RioCan won’t be revealing the exact list of properties until individual deals are reached, he said that many of them will be in Ontario and Quebec, with a smaller number in Atlantic Canada, Alberta and British Columbia.Among the communities he identified as potential markets for sales were London, Ont., and smaller Ontario communities such as Collingwood, Renfrew, and Leamington.He also said that Orillia, Ont., is home to a RioCan property with a vacant space formerly occupied by Target.However, Sonshine said RioCan is flexible about what it sells and will keep some of its secondary market properties, including one in Barrie, Ont., that is part of a joint venture with Hudson’s Bay Co. (TSX:HBC).The B.C. capital of Victoria also has a property that RioCan will likely hold onto because of its potential for growth, he said.As for the plan to buy back some of RioCan’s equity, Sonshine said it made sense because of the relatively low market value of its units.RioCan units were at $24.10 at mid-day on the Toronto Stock Exchange, little changed since Friday and well off their 2017 closing high of $27.08 on Jan. 6.
The President convened a meeting which kicked off yesterday to review the landmark 2006 Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, with over 100 Member States taking part.The meeting concluded today with the Assembly’s adoption of a resolution reaffirming support for the Strategy; reiterating Member States’ strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations; and confirming that Member States have the primary responsibility to implement the document.The Assembly also decided to review the implementation of the Strategy again in two years time and “to consider updating it to respond to changes,” according to the resolution.“The active participation of States… is a clear indication that the Strategy is politically important for Member States and relevant for their counter-terrorism efforts,” Mr. Kerim told reporters in New York.The Strategy was adopted by the Assembly in September 2006 after a year of sometimes fractious negotiations as countries worked to overcome their differences.“To put it bluntly, it was able to rise above political differences and endless debates to agree on what needs to be done and what is doable,” the President said.The Strategy focuses on four main pillars of action: tackling the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism; preventing and combating terrorism; building State capacity and bolstering the role of the UN; and ensuring respect for human rights and the rule of law against the backdrop of the fight against terrorism.Member States’ statements to the meeting have shown that national, bilateral, regional and global initiatives are underway, “which is exactly what the General Assembly has called for in the Strategy,” said Mr. Kerim, who has made implementing the document one of his top priorities.Also speaking to reporters today, Robert Orr, who chairs the UN Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force, said that many positive steps have been taken since the promulgation of the Strategy.“Prior to the adoption of the Strategy, we had a lot of good resolutions at the United Nations, we had some concrete activities at the UN, but we did not have a comprehensive approach to counter-terrorism that was universally accepted,” he said. “When this Strategy was accepted, it was a truly significant event.”Mr. Orr said that many gains had been made at the national level, but stressed that the global stage had seen much progress as well in the past two years, with 24 UN entities now working regularly with each other on counter-terrorism, a first for the Organization.The Strategy also places emphasis on the victims of terrorism and calls for putting in place national systems of assistance that would promote the needs of victims and their families and facilitate the normalization of their lives.To provide a forum to assist States in their commitment to promote global solidarity in support of the victims, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening a day-long symposium on the issue on 9 September in New York, the first event of its kind. 5 September 2008Member States of the United Nations have taken the lead in the fight against terrorism, forging ahead with implementing the first global and common strategy to tackle the scourge, General Assembly President Srgjan Kerim said today.
Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said that Sri Lanka took measures to release the 126 Indian fishermen arrested by the country’s Navy for poaching in Sri Lankan waters as a humanitarian gesture. The 126 Indian fishermen freed earlier this week after being arrested for poaching in Sri Lankan waters, were handed over to India today.Both Sri Lanka and India on Monday completed the formalities for the release of Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen detained in each other’s country for allegedly fishing in each other’s waters. However, the Minister added that Sri Lanka will continue to hold the boats and equipment of the Indian fishermen arrested for allegedly poaching. (Colombo Gazette)
OTTAWA — The Second Cup Ltd. says it is actively reviewing locations in Ontario for potential conversion to cannabis retail stores in light of policy changes in the province.The company’s announcement comes after Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government said it would allow private retailers to sell recreational marijuana starting next April.Second Cup had announced a partnership with marijuana clinic operator National Access Cannabis in April to potentially convert coffee shops to retail stores under the brand Meta Cannabis Supply Co.Marijuana companies with retail hopes eye ‘massive’ market of Canada’s most populous provinceSecond Cup joins marijuana rush with plan to convert some coffee shops to dispensariesAt the time, the companies said they were focused on Western Canada, as Ontario had planned to sell cannabis through provincial liquor commissions, in line with policies in Quebec and several Atlantic provinces.Second Cup and National Access Cannabis say any conversions of coffee shops to cannabis shops is conditional on securing a retail license from provincial regulators, and approval from franchisees and landlords.The coffee shop company says it has more than 130 locations across Ontario that it plans to leverage to enter the cannabis space. National Access Cannabis says it has a target of opening 50 to 70 cannabis retail stores in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia this year.
The treaty will be opened for signature at a High-level Political Signing Conference from 9 to 11 December in Merida, Mexico, and will enter into force – or become a part of international law – 90 days after the thirtieth country deposits its instrument of ratification.In taking this action and setting the stage for national and international efforts to fight the scourge of corruption, the United Nations had witnessed a momentous day in its history, the acting chairperson of the Ad Hoc Committee charged with negotiating the convention, Jordanian Ambassador Muhyieddeen Touq, told a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York.A large number of countries had participated in the negotiations and it should be easily ratified, said Mr. Touq, who is ambassador to Austria.He said he believed the Convention would inspire the start of a fight against corruption, making the world more liveable and contributing to global economic development and good governance.Joining Ambassador Touq at the briefing was Antonio Maria Costa, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, who said, “The convention has teeth.”It had strong language, many binding paragraphs and dealt with law enforcement and criminal justice, as well as prevention and technical assistance, he said.The provision on repatriating stolen or illegally appropriated assets was a major breakthrough that would act as a deterrent for potential perpetrators, Mr. Costa noted. Other new elements covered the funding of political parties and electoral processes and the use of electronic methods for investigations and asset recovery.Asked if the convention would apply retroactively, Mr. Costa said it would not, but it would be immediately binding as soon as it was ratified. The United Nations would assist countries that needed help in arranging their ratification and creating or reworking domestic legislation. Listen to UN Radio report
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today appointed Ambassador Joël W. Adechi of Benin his Deputy Special Representative (DSRSG) with the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE), effective early June.Mr. Adechi has been the Permanent Representative of his West African country at the UN since 1999, and since last January has sat on the Security Council.Before arriving in New York, he held many positions in his country’s foreign service, representing its Government in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Republic of the Congo, Angola, and Canada, as well as serving in an earlier tour of duty at the UN.
Alex Agostinho may not have kids, but he knows a lot about toilet training.The 23-year-old Interactive Arts and Science student recently completed an experiential education internship at the Niagara Region alongside nursing student Alexandria Vandyk. Their assignment was to create an e-learning prototype course for new parents.“I was a bit surprised when they narrowed it down to toilet training,” Agostinho said. “I knew it would be a great story to tell my kids when I am older.”Though the subject matter might have seemed a little bit removed from his current studies, Agostinho quickly realized that he was qualified to contribute to the final product.“I was given design templates and materials and I used Adobe Captivate to build digital courses,” he said. “Every time I finished a module, I would submit it for evaluation and get it back for improvements.”The experiential opportunity also helped Agostinho discover he enjoyed working in an office more than he thought he would.“I am very creative, but I learned that office environments can be fun and friendly,” he said.The most significant discovery for Agostinho was the importance of experiential education in creating opportunities for students, and in showing them career avenues that they may not have considered.“The course gave me a lot of experience that you can’t learn in a classroom,” he said. “It’s important to understand what it’s like to be in a workplace, and I will use those skills for the rest of my life.”Though Agostinho’s toilet training knowledge might not help his University peers, he does have some advice to students who were thinking of taking a course that includes an experiential education component.“If a student has a chance to take a course like this, it’s something they should try,” he said. “Even if they’re not interested in the subject matter, learning professionalism alone is a skill that will help them in life.”Agostinho continues to volunteer at the Niagara Region and says that the toilet training e-learning course should be available soon on the Niagara Region website.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedDr Roopnaraine’s ‘reshuffle’: President to hold high level meeting with WPA – HarmonJune 16, 2017In “latest news”WPA calls on President to clarify Govt’s position on recent “act of censorship and victimization”March 14, 2018In “latest news”Against public outcry: President says 14% VAT on private education remainsMarch 2, 2017In “Business” …says it is an additional burden on the poor Approximately one week after Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive Member, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine was removed from his post as the Education Minister; his party [WPA] has made public its position that it is against the imposition of 14% VAT on private education.Executive Members of the WPA at yesterday’s press conference This position was announced yesterday (Monday) at the party’s press conference by another WPA Executive Member; Dr David Hinds, at Rodney House. “We’re opposed to taxation on Education,” Hinds said.According to the WPA Executive Member, many people- including “poor people”- have opted to make sacrifices to have their children sent to a private school due to the perception that public education is “not delivering.”As such, Hinds said that the taxation measure has become an additional burden to the already underprivileged.He emphasised that the party’s stance against taxing private education was in support of the “poor people” and not a defence of the “rich and powerful.”“We are not defending the rich and powerful. Our defence is to the poor in so far that poor people are accessing private education, we feel that a tax on them is an added burden.”He called on Private School owners who may have outstanding taxes to “pay up”, holding them responsible for the 14% tax on education which was imposed by Government from February 1 2017.Over the past months, tax on private education has received a significant amount of condemnation by members of both the private and public sectors as well as the political opposition.School of the Nations; a private educational institution, has been at the forefront of the calls for the ‘burdensome’ 14 per cent VAT to be removed. Its Director; Dr Brian O’Toole, had penned a letter, which was published by INews, outlining the constraints that this additional 14 per cent tax would have on the private schools and parents and children.He had noted that while the tax might not affect the affluent in society, the poorer parents who struggle to send their kids to the same school will be severely affected.However, Minister Jordan’s contention surmises that if the parents ‘choose’ to send their children to private schools then they should afford the price as there is no VAT on public education. (Ramona Luthi)
How much longer must we endure Angry Birds? It’s a phenomenal casual game, but at some point you wonder when iOS and Android gaming is going to advance. Even hardware-pushing titles like Infinity Blade 2, Grand Theft Auto III, and 9mm fall short of console gaming. Until mobile devices narrow that gap, we have a clever workaround from OnLive. The cloud gaming service now lets you play high-end PC and console games right on your iPad or Galaxy Tab.This is the same OnLive we have seen on PCs: your control a game being played on servers, and the video feed is streamed back to you. Top titles are available, including Batman: Arkham City, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, and LA Noire. OnLive supports most high-end Android devices and the iPad.The biggest problem is bandwidth: you’re going to need a lot of it. Don’t expect to play LA Noire over your iPhone’s 3G connection; it will stutter and lag like a YouTube video over dial-up. Many home WiFi networks will suffer too. While low-end laptops can stream smoothly using an ethernet connection, there’s no such luck in mobile.Controls are another obstacle. At launch, few games are optimized for touch-screen controls. Others will leave you with a display littered with semi-transparent buttons. OnLive’s solution is a Bluetooth controller (right), but it costs $50.Problems aside, OnLive can change mobile gaming. Those with speedy WiFi who don’t mind buying the controller can catch a glimpse of the future. Within the next few years, smartphone and tablet gaming will be much more console-like. Mobile devices’ CPUs and GPUs are updated every year, but consoles only get upgraded every ten years; it’s inevitable that the chasm will shrink.When that happens — whether it’s with Apple’s A8 chip or Nvidia’s Tegra 5 — onboard gaming will win. Controls will be smoother and you won’t need a speedy internet connection. But until that day comes, OnLive is giving us one hell of a preview.More at PC Mag
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A growing number of people and firms are offering the government assistance to rebuild the historic Plaka Bridge in northeastern Greece, which collapsed over the weekend.Gefyra SA, the company that built and manages the Rio-Antirio Bridge, said on Wednesday that it is willing to provide technical expertise and funding for the bridge’s reconstruction.“It was a unique monument, a technical achievement for its era,” said the firm’s CEO Panayiotis Papanikolas, who is from Epirus, where the bridge is located. “Gefyra and [French mother company] Vinci want to help by offering our services and financial support so the bridge can be rebuilt. We are bridge builders too and have great respect for the artisans of that era.”The bridge spanned the Arachthos River and was built in 1866. It was 40 meters high and 20 meters wide, making it one of the largest one-arch stone bridges in Europe.Businessman Nikos Loulis has offered to cover the cost of reconstructing the bridge and the National Union of Architects has said it is willing to provide its services for free.Source: Kathimerini
Public meetingso What: Community forums for the superintendent search in Battle Ground.o When: Tuesday. 9:30 a.m., Chief Umtuch Middle School, 700 N.W. Ninth St, Battle Ground. 12:30 p.m., Prairie High School, 11500 N.E. 117th Ave. 6:30 p.m., Amboy Middle School, 22115 N.E. Chelatchie Road, Amboy.o Survey: Pick up a printed copy of a survey or take the survey online at www.battlegroundps.org.At a brainstorming session Thursday morning in the library at Amboy Middle School, seven people sat around a table discussing what qualifications they hoped for in the next superintendent of Battle Ground School District.It was one of six community forums the district is holding to gather input from community members, parents, students and staff at the beginning stage of the superintendent search. In order to achieve maximum participation, the meetings, offered in the south, central and north areas of the district, are offered in the morning, noon and evening.Three forums were held Thursday. Three more are planned for Tuesday.Duane Rose, interim superintendent, is attending all six meetings. In addition, he’s speaking to community groups throughout the district to solicit their input.“This is a brainstorm session,” said Al Cohen, a consultant with McPherson & Jacobson, the search firm hired by the district to head up the superintendent search. “There’s no right or wrong answers.”
MIAMI (WSVN) – One inmate bit off a piece of another inmate’s ear at the Miami-Dade Pre-trial Detention Center.The incident occurred on Sunday when MG Wells held the victim down and bit his left ear.According to the arrest report, once the piece of the victim’s ear was removed, Wells did not stop attacking the victim and bit his face leaving teeth marks.The victim was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital.Wells faces an new charge of felony battery in addition to his previous charges of murder, arson and aggravated battery.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
The core issue with Huawei has been concerns about its coziness with the Chinese government and fears that its equipment could be used to spy on other countries and companies. It’s the reason why the US banned companies from using Huawei networking equipment in 2012 and why the company was added to the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security Entity List in mid-May, following an executive order from President Donald Trump effectively banning Huawei from US communications networks. In late June, Trump reportedly agreed to ease those restrictions as part of a deal to resume trade talks with China.FAQ: HarmonyOS: What’s with Huawei’s Android-replacement operating system?Huawei has long denied any wrongdoing and continues to maintain its innocence through the recent charges. It can be tough to keep pace with the sheer number of headlines, so let’s put what’s happened in 2018 and 2019 in a handy timeline. We’ve put the 2019 events first, with 2018’s below if you want to dive deeper.Commentary: Rushing foldable phones doesn’t work. Just ask Samsung and Huawei2019Aug 27: US reportedly receives more than 130 requests for Huawei licenses, but none have been issued yet. Also, new Huawei phones reportedly won’t be able to use Android.Aug. 23: Huawei reckons the S ban will cost its phone division $10 billion, and sheds 100 Australian jobs after being banned from country’s 5G rollout.Aug. 22: Huawei says it has no plans to launch a Harmony-powered phone. Aug. 19: US Commerce Department extends reprieve allowing companies to work with Huawei.Aug. 18: Trump says he doesn’t want to do business with Huawei due to “national security threat” it represents.Aug. 16: Huawei’s founder expresses confidence that UK “won’t say no to us” in its 5G rollout.Aug. 15: Huawei pushes back the launch of its Mate X foldable phone again, and might be working on its own version of Google Maps.Aug. 14: Huawei is apparently researching 6G wireless internet connectivity.Aug. 13: India remains undecided on letting Huawei sell its 5G networking equipment in the country.Aug. 9: Huawei unveils its Android replacement “Harmony,” while Trump says the US won’t do business with Huawei.Aug. 7: Trump administration say it’ll ban government from doing business with Huawei, and Republican senators target Google over Huawei project.Aug. 6: Huawei Twitter poll reveals its followers think it’s owned by the Chinese government, but people on Facebook disagree.Aug. 4: Huawei will reportedly release a cheap phone powered by its Hongmeng OS in late 2019.July 31: Huawei beat iPhone with 17% global market share in 2019’s second quarter, research firm said.July 30: Huawei reported revenue surge despite US ban, and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Trump administration could decide on licenses allowing Huawei sales by next week.July 29: Huawei and Google were reportedly working on a smart speaker before ban.July 26: Chinese authorities suspect FedEx illegally held back over 100 Huawei packages, report said.July 25: Electronics company reportedly “seized” $100M of Huawei goods following US ban.July 24: United Arab Emirates telecom says US ban on Huawei isn’t an issue for its 5G network. July 23: Huawei lays off more than 600 US workers due to blacklisting.July 22: Leaked documents suggested that Huawei secretly helped build North Korea’s wireless network. Also, the White House gathering tech execs for a meeting where Trump reportedly said Huawei licensing deals will be “timely.”July 19: Huawei says Hongmeng OS isn’t designed as an Android replacement.July 16: Bipartisan group of senators introduces 5G legislation that would keep Huawei blacklisted.July 15: Canada may wait until after October elections to decide on Huawei ban, while the US will reportedly let Huawei sell to companies within weeks. Also, Huawei reportedly plans major layoffs at its US research labs.July 9: US will allow licensed sales to Huawei, but it remains blacklisted.July 7: Huawei CEO says its HongMeng OS alternative is ‘likely’ faster than Android, but needs its own app store.July 4: US government tries to get Huawei lawsuit thrown out.July 3: Huawei remains on Commerce Department’s blacklist despite Trump’s latest decision.July 2: Huawei reportedly isn’t sure about using Android in future phones.July 1: Trump official says eased Huawei restrictions only apply to widely available products.June 29: Trump decides to lift some restrictions on US companies selling to Huawei.June 27: Huawei employees worked on Chinese military research projects, according to a report from Bloomberg.June 25: US companies are reportedly bypassing the Trump ban on sales to Huawei, while FedEx is suing the Commerce Department over the diversion of Huawei packages.June 24: Huawei says it’ll increase its 5G investment in spite of US ban, while attorneys for its imprisoned CFO have asked for the US extradition request to be withdrawn. Also, an FCC commissioner wants Huawei gear out of US networks, and the Trump administration reportedly is thinking about requiring domestic 5G equipment to be made outside China.June 21: Huawei unveils a trio of new Nova 5 phones in China as US tensions simmer, and its Mate X foldable phone will reportedly launch by September. The US also blacklists five more Chinese tech companies.June 19: Huawei’s CEO isn’t worried about $30 billion revenue hit from US ban.June 18: Huawei boss predicts $30B revenue hit from US ban, but Microsoft starts selling its laptops again.June 13: Chinese ambassador warns Britain that excluding Huawei from 5G sends a “bad signal.”June 12: Huawei reportedly moves to trademark its own OS, and apparently chases Verizon for $1B in patent licensing fees.June 11: Huawei says it’ll need more time to become world’s biggest phone seller and reportedly delays announcement of its new laptop indefinitely. June 10: Huawei reportedly asks app developers to publish on its AppGallery store, and a White House official apparently wants to delay the US government’s Huawei ban.June 7: Facebook stops letting Huawei preinstall its apps, and Google reportedly warns the Trump administration that its Huawei ban creates a national security risk. Also, Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s extradition hearing is set for January 2020.June 6: Russian telecom agrees to let Huawei develop country’s 5G network, while China gives Huawei a boost by issuing 5G licenses.June 5: Huawei chairman says company would sign a “no-spy” deal with US.June 4: Huawei trade secrets trial reportedly kicks off in Texas.June 3: Science publisher IEEE reverses its week-old ban on Huawei scientists reviewing technical papers.June 2: Huawei reportedly strips back production of phones amid US crackdown.May 31: Huawei reportedly orders employees to cancel US meetings, mirrors Consumer Technology Association’s criticism of Trump’s plans to impose higher tariffs on imported Mexican goods.May 30: Huawei membership restored by SD Association and Wi-Fi Alliance, while it quietly launches its 5G lab in the shadow of the US ban. Also, its wearables shipments quadruple in first quarter.May 29: Huawei asks court to rule US ban unconstitutional.May 28: Huawei reportedly plans to bring OS to China later this year, internationally in 2020.May 26: Ren Zhengfei, Huawei’s founder, says he’d “be the first to protest” if China retaliated against Apple.May 24: Huawei’s operating system may be called “Hongmeng,” while Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling its devices.May 23: US reportedly accuses Huawei of lying about Chinese ties.May 22: Chip designer Arm ditches Huawei, while Mate 20 X gets dropped from UK 5G launch.May 21: Huawei reportedly wants its app store to compete with Google’s.May 20: Huawei gets a temporary reprieve from the US trade ban, prompting Google to revive work temporarily.May 19: Google cuts off Huawei phones from future Android updates.May 16: Huawei says US ban will ‘significantly harm’ American jobs and companies.May 15: Trump effectively bans Huawei with a national security order.May 8: 5G rollout may face a delay in UK over Huawei investigations.May 3: Countries draft 5G security proposals as the US warns again of Huawei’s threat.May 2: A Huawei leak prompts the sacking of UK defense minister Gavin Williamson.May 1: Huawei hits 50% growth in phone sales and reportedly has an 8K 5G TV in the works for later this year. Mobile Security Laptops Phones Politics Tags Sept. 7, 2018: Huawei gets caught cheating on a phone benchmark test.Sept. 5, 2018: In a Senate hearing on Facebook and Twitter, Huawei and ZTE get called out.Aug. 1, 2018: Knocking off Apple, Huawei becomes the No. 2 phone seller.July 19, 2018: Huawei crosses 100 million shipments mark for the year to date.July 11, 2018: Australia says it’ll ban Huawei from 5G rollout amid security concerns.June 7, 2018: Congress calls out Google over its ties with Huawei.June 6, 2018: A report reveals that Facebook gave Huawei special access to user data.May 2, 2018: The Pentagon bans the sale of Huawei and ZTE phones on US military bases.March 22, 2018: Huawei loses Best Buy as retail partner.Feb. 13, 2018: FBI Director Chris Wray warns against buying Huawei and ZTE phones.Jan. 9, 2018: At the Consumer Electronics Show, Huawei CEO Richard Yu addresses the loss of AT&T support. March 29, 2019: Huawei slams US for having “a loser’s attitude” because its tech can’t compete.March 28, 2019: British watchdog warns that Huawei products represent “significantly increased risk.”March 26, 2019: Huawei launches the P30 and P30 Pro in Paris.March 19, 2019: Angela Merkel pushes back against US pressure to bar Huawei from Germany’s 5G rollout.March 15, 2019: Huawei’s CFO wanted to quit before arrest, according to the company’s founder.March 14, 2019: Huawei is developing its own OS in case it can’t use Android or Windows, report says.March 12, 2019: US reportedly tells Germany to drop Huawei or it’ll limit intelligence sharing. The Huawei Mate 20 hits 10 million shipped.March 8, 2019: Huawei sues the US government over its equipment ban.March 5, 2019: Huawei reportedly calls for international cybersecurity standards.March 1, 2019: An extradition hearing for Huawei’s CFO gets the go-ahead from Canada, and the US warns the Philippines against using Huawei 5G gear. 99+ 23 Photos April 30: Vodafone found hidden backdoors in Huawei equipment, according to a report.April 24: Britain will reportedly allow Huawei limited access to 5G infrastructure. Several days later, China pushes Britain to let Huawei be part of 5G rollout.April 21: The CIA reportedly says Huawei is funded by Chinese state security.April 11: Google and Huawei will pay Nexus 6P owners for bootloop issues in class-action lawsuit.April 9: The US reportedly no longer demands a Huawei ban in Germany.April 8: Huawei is “open” to selling its 5G chips to Apple, says report.April 4, 2019: Huawei sets new goals to overtake Samsung and Apple, and MIT severs links with Huawei and ZTE due to US investigations. Comments Share your voice 4:59 What is going on between Huawei and the US? Now playing: Watch this: 4:59 Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use What is going on between Huawei and the US? Huawei is making some of the biggest waves in the wireless industry right now. It’s the world’s No. 1 telecom supplier and No. 2 phone manufacturer. Despite this, it’s a pariah in several countries, including the US, to the point that the FBI reportedly set up a sting at CES 2019.Over the last few months, there’s been an upswing in scrutiny of Huawei, with a number of countries banning the use of its networking equipment. That’s why its phones are virtually invisible in the US despite its massive presence around the world.The Chinese telecom giant may have run into its biggest trouble yet in 2019. Late January saw the US Justice Department unseal indictments that included 23 counts pertaining to the alleged theft of intellectual property, obstruction of justice and fraud related to its alleged evasion of US sanctions against Iran. 18 Photos Feb. 28, 2019: Chinese kids literally sing Huawei’s praises in surreal video.Feb. 26, 2019: Samsung and Huawei settle 2-year-old patent dispute.Feb. 25, 2019: Huawei could face a solar tech ban in the US.Feb. 24, 2019: Huawei unveils the Mate X foldable phone.Feb. 22, 2019: Italian politicians reportedly push for Huawei 5G ban.Feb. 21, 2019: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says countries using Huawei tech pose a risk to the US.Feb. 20-21, 2019: Ren Zhengfei says that the arrest of his daughter, the company’s CFO, was “politically motivated and that the US treats 5G like “military” tech.Feb. 19, 2019: Ren tells the BBC “there’s no way the US can crush us.”Feb. 17, 2019: The UK reportedly concludes that using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk.Feb. 6, 2019: US State Department discourages European countries from using Huawei equipment in their 5G rollouts.Feb. 4, 2019: A report says the FBI raided a Huawei lab and set up a CES sting. Also, two of the company’s staff were expelled from Denmark after a work permit inspection. The charges unsealed today clearly allege that Huawei intentionally conspired to steal the intellectual property of an American company. FBI Director Christopher Wray, Jan. 29, 2019 36 Photos iPhone XS Max vs. Huawei P30 Pro sample photos Jan. 30, 2019: Qualcomm reaches an interim licensing agreement with Huawei.Jan. 29, 2019: US hammers Huawei with 23 indictments for alleged trade secret theft and fraud.Jan. 25, 2019: Colleges reportedly drop Huawei equipment to appease the Trump administration. Also, Huawei says it’ll reveal a foldable phone with 5G in February.Jan. 24, 2019: Huawei reportedly says it’ll take the smartphone crown from Samsung by 2020.Jan. 23, 2019: Huawei’s CFO may face formal extradition to the US, report says.Jan. 18, 2019: China says a Canadian ban on Huawei’s 5G tech will trigger “repercussions.”Jan. 11, 2019: In Poland, a Huawei employee gets arrested over alleged spying.Three days later, Huawei sacks that employee.Jan. 8, 2019: Huawei fights to stay in the US with laptops and tablets at CES.Jan. 4, 2019: Senators introduce a bipartisan bill to address concerns about Chinese tech companies.Jan. 3, 2019: A report suggests that President Trump may use an executive order to ban Huawei and ZTE purchases.Read: Huawei could survive without Android, but not very well2018Dec. 24, 2018: Huawei exceeds 200 million smartphone shipments.Dec. 12, 2018: A Canadian court grants Huawei’s CFO $10 million bail.Dec. 7, 2018: Reuters reports that Japan will stop buying Huawei, ZTE equipment.Dec. 6, 2018: Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is arrested in Canada at the request of the US.Dec. 5, 2018: Britain’s BT says it’ll strip Huawei equipment from 4G network by 2021 and won’t use it in 5G core.Oct. 18, 2018: Huawei tussles with US startup CNEX Labs over theft of technology. 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The sun melts snowbanks into icicles in Anchorage on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Photo by Annie Feidt/Alaska’s Energy Desk)March has brought sun to much of the state. But not a lot of warm temperatures. That weather combination prompted a listener to email to ask why some ice and snow is disappearing, even though it’s well below freezing outside.Listen nowClimatologist Brian Brettschneider said it’s not the first time he’s fielded this question.“It’s all about the sun,” Brettschneider said. “Even when it’s below freezing, direct sunlight works to melt some of the snow.”Brettschneider said the evidence of this is the presence of icicles.“Icicles only form when you have melting snow and temperatures below freezing,” Brettschneider said. “So the temperature does magnify the effect, but it is the sun directly hitting the snow that’s causing that melting.”Around Anchorage in mid-March, there’s about 100 times more solar energy compared to December, around the winter solstice.“That energy really works on the snow and melts it,” Brettschneider said. “So even if you have the same temperature in late December, versus the same temperature in mid March, it’s a vastly different melting environment.”The angle of the sun right now (mid-March) in Alaska is equivalent to the angle of the sun at the winter solstice in northern cities in the lower 48 like Chicago or New York.“In those big cities, even in the middle of winter, they get melting right away, even if it’s below freezing,” Brettschneider said. “And this time of year, it will melt really quick. So that explains why we have snow on the ground so much longer than those other cities. We have 100 or so days a year with snow cover and that’s about the sun angle. So the sun is providing this direct melting, even with temperatures below freezing.”Do you have a question for our climatologist? Go ahead, ask him!
Police arrested three young men on Sunday afternoon in connection with the reported gang rape of a teenage girl in Dasherhat Madrasa area of Lakshmipur, reports UNB.The arrested are Md Sabuj, 20, son of Siraz Uddin, Rifat, 20, son of Md Alam, Kamrul, 21, son of Ilias Mistri of Saidpur in Lakshmipur.Five young men intercepted the victim on her way to his madrasa and took her to an abandoned house where they violated her in turns, said Abul Kalam Azad, officer-in-charge of Chandraganj police station.They fled the scene immediately after the incident leaving her unconscious.Later, locals rescued her and took her to Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital in serious condition.Later, a case was filed with Chandraganj police station in this connection, said the OC.Meanwhile, the three detainees confessed of their involvement with the incident, he added.
The town of Setenil de las Bodegas in Spain has been compared to something out of the Flintstones. Why? Its combination of ancient stone and modern living certainly call to mind the legendary cartoon. It has also been likened to puppet paradise Fraggle Rock! One look tells observers this is no ordinary destination. The striking houses are part of the ‘Pueblos Blancos’, a long-established Andalusian tradition of ‘White Towns’. Yet Setenil de las Bodegas is intriguing as it’s literally built into the rock. Their inhabitants follow in the footsteps of cave dwellers, with boulders providing support and the overhang of the cliffs forming the very roofs themselves.Setenil de las Bodegas in Cadiz Province, Spain is one of the well-known “white villages”. Photo by Jialiang Gao CC by SA-2.5Setenil de las Bodegas. Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0What’s the real story behind this distinctive location, which can be found in the province of Cadiz, southern Spain? The original caves may have been lived in since around 20,000 B.C. Links have been made to the region’s prehistoric past, with the place possibly playing host to a Spanish equivalent of Fred and Wilma.Setenil de las Bodegas. Photo by Andrei Dimofte CC by 2.0Photo by Falconaumanni CC BY-SA 3.0The first true inhabitant was the mighty Rio Trejo river. Everything was built in the eroded gorge created by its movement. The site was later invaded by the all-conquering Romans in the 1st century A.D., and traces exist of previous civilizations. As for how far back it all goes, no-one truly knows. Educated guesswork aside, the archaeology presents a varied and fascinating picture.Photo by Pepe Rodríguez Cordon CC by 2.0Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0Setenil.com has this to say about the general sweep of history. “Setenil is one of those towns whose origins are an enigma,” it states. “First, its blackish-roofed caves bring us back to prehistory, when our primitive congeners possibly used them as a natural refuge. From the ancient stage we know that the Roman colony Laccipo was located nearby. However, it is in the medieval era when the primitive urban settlement dates back to the same place as the current one.”Setenil de las BodegasPhoto by Andrei Dimofte CC by 2.0The name Setenil de las Bodegas gives some pointers about the emergence of a modern community. It can be divided into 2 parts. ‘Setenil’ apparently comes from the Latin ‘septem nihil’, or ‘seven times no’. This refers to the Moors’ control of the area and their repeated fending off of Christian expansion. The formidable Moors occupied the area from the 8th century A.D and were finally overcome in the late 15th when medieval times were drawing to a close.Photo by manuelfloresv CC by 2.0Setenil de las Bodegas, SpainThe second part, ‘de las Bodegas’ – ‘Bodegas meaning ‘wine shop or cellar’ – was added after because it seems the Christians liked their vineyards! The Daily Beast website wrote in 2014 that “The wine storage units, or bodegas, were perfect for the cool caves. Unfortunately, the grape industry in the region was later wiped out in the mid 1800’s by pests.”Photo by José Luis Sánchez Mesa CC by 2.0Related Video:The excellent shade provided by the cliffs was great for produce. So why not humans trying to escape the heat, and indeed the pests? 3,000 live there at the last count, with a healthy tourist trade. Visitors enjoy the taste of authentic chorizo sausage and pork which is locally produced, together with pastries and other fine foods through which the town has made its name.Historical detail is all around, such as the imposing presence of Nazari Castle. This enduring fortress is a relic of the Moors’ occupation. Today it contains an art gallery and gives people a bird’s eye view of the town.Related Article: Entire Abandoned Spanish Villages Are Being Sold Cheap to Raise MoneyWhile there’s still a lot people don’t know about Setenil de las Bodegas, it is a place where a sense of heritage is palpable. Just as the early inhabitants did all those years ago, the current population live their lives in harmony with nature’s awesome spectacle. And thanks to that epic quantity of rock they’re surely amongst the coolest residents in Spain!
Advertisement Here’s Colin’s full interview with LaVar Ball: On Charles Barkley calling him out“If Charles thought like me, maybe he’d win a Championship.” -LaVar BallLaVar Ball responds to Charles Barkley’s criticism: “If Charles thought like me, maybe he’d win a Championship.” pic.twitter.com/XWc9Y5n0Xg— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 7, 2017 LaVar Ball has quickly become the most recognizable sports Dad in America. His oldest son Lonzo has burst onto the college basketball scene as the the potential #1 pick in the NBA Draft. His youngest son LaMelo just scored 92 points as a sophomore at Chino Hills High School. The middle son LiAngelo is set to play at UCLA next year.Today, LaVar sat down with Colin to discuss a number of topics, from his relationship with his boys, to his controversial public comments, to recent harsh criticism of him by Charles Barkley.True to form, Ball didn’t hold anything back and didn’t back down from anything. He also got in a dig at Sir Charles that can be filed in the “sick burn” category.On the perception that he only wants Lonzo to play for the Lakers“I did not say Lonzo’s only going to play for the Lakers… I prefer him to play for the Lakers because all my family is here.” — LaVar Ball pic.twitter.com/PwYxv5Au0H— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) March 7, 2017
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