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Bruno Alves Were 100 focused on Portugal

first_imgPortugal defender Bruno Alves maintains his team are “not interested” in Germany’s historic elimination from the 2018 World Cup but are rather concentrated on themselves.Germany were shamefully trumped out in the group stages of the Mundial tournament after a 2-0 defeat by Japan on Wednesday afternoon. European champions Portugal, however, finished second in their section to set up a clash with Uruguay in the last 16.But Alves has claimed that “there are no easy games” in the World Cup as Portugal are solely concentrating on what they can make out of the World Cup at this summer’s competition.“We have seen that in this World Cup there are no easy games. Germany going out is another clear indication of that,” Alves told reporters via Sportsmole.Cristiano Ronaldo, PortugalAli Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“But this doesn’t change the fact that we’re 100% focused on Portugal.“We prepare every day for our games always believing that we can reach the next stage. Whatever happens to other teams is interesting for other people – people who analyse the results – but we’re not interested. We only care about Portugal.”Portugal won one and drew two of their three group matches this summerlast_img read more

Budgetfriendly Nokia 42 coming to US for 189 runs Android One

first_img Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X The dual cameras of the Nokia 4.2. Sarah Tew/CNET Available at US retailers Amazon and BestBuy, you can preorder the affordable Nokia 4.2 phone today and have it ship by May 14. Launched in February at MWC 2019, the phone runs Android One and costs $189. Android One is a trimmed-down, stock version of Android without any of the fancy interface additions phone-makers may add. It’s a way for Google to make cheaper phones more accessible to price-conscious users. What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) $6 at Tidal Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Amazon See It Comments $210 at Best Buy See it Read Google Home Hub review $999 $520 at HP Nokia 210, 1 Plus, 3.2 and 4.2 debut at MWC Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Chris Monroe/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Rylo Sarah Tew/CNET See at Turo Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice Nokia phones arrive in every shape and type Best Buy Sprint Turo Google Nokia,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) Tags Sarah Tew/CNET Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNETcenter_img $60 at Best Buy $155 at Google Express See It DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. See It $59 at eBay 7 Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) 57 Photos The Cheapskate $299 at Amazon Post a comment Now playing: Watch this: $999 Phones 0 Read the AirPods review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. Share your voice JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). CNET may get a commission from retail offers. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Read DJI Osmo Action preview $999 $999 Boost Mobile 1:49 Sarah Tew/CNET Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Apple iPhone XS Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Read the Rylo camera preview Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. The Nokia 4.2 features two cameras on the back, a 13-megapixel standard camera and a 2-megapixel camera that senses depth. It also features face unlock, a fingerprint sensor and secure NFC for authorizing digital payments on Google Pay. A dedicated Google Assistant button launches the digital search assistant.Other specs include a 5.71-inch display, an octa-core Snapdragon 439 processor and 3GB of RAM. The phone comes in black and pink and if you want to take a look at it yourself before purchasing, you can find it in Best Buy stores starting June 9. Tags Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) See at Amazon $261 at Daily Steals via Google Expresslast_img read more

Zaker ensured rape victims husband detained before polls

first_imgThe prime accused in a gang-rape case in Kabirhat of Noakhali plotted the arrest of the victim’s husband before the 30 December polls, official records and local sources confirmed.The 29-year-old victim, a mother of three, was raped allegedly at gunpoint by three persons early Saturday (19 January).The main suspect, Zaker Hossain alias Zahir, was detained the following day, following media reports and public outcry.Zaker is known in the area as a Jubo League leader of ward number-9 of Dhanshiri union of Kabirhat upazila.However, the local unit of Awami League, which is mother organisation of Jubo League, now claimed that Zaker is none of the party.The victim’s husband is a construction worker who is a supporter of opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in the locality.Ahead of the parliamentary elections on 30 December, the police detained him on 23 December and sent him to jail in an explosive case in which he was not charged, according to investigation. He was shown arrested as one of the unidentified accused.Following the rape incident, the victim’s husband was granted bail on Sunday.Coming out of the jail, he went to Noakhali General Hospital where his wife was undergoing treatment. Speaking to Prothom Alo at the hospital on Monday, he said two local leaders had him caught and handed ove3r to the police. One of them is Zaker Hossain and another is Murad, he alleged.Dhanshiri union Awami League president Abdul Mannan confirmed that Murad is a party activist.According to the victim’s husband, he is a construction worker. He is not directly involved in politics, but he is a supporter of the BNP.On 23 December, he was detained from his house, he said adding AL leaders Murad and Zaker Hossain Zahir were present during his arrest.”You do politics of the BNP. Go to jail and serve the jail term,” the victim’s husband quoted Murad as saying.He also said, “I didn’t know why I was being detained.”Kabirhat police station officer-in-charge Mirza Mohammad Hasan said the rape victim’s husband was arrested as an unidentified accused in an explosive case.The OC, however, denied the allegation that the Awami League and Jubo League men accompanied the police during the arrest.But the lawyer of the arrested person, Rabiul Hasan said there may be a link between the husband’s detention and rape of his wife.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Rabiul Islam.last_img read more

How To Deal With Political Discussion In The Workplace

first_imgListen X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Ed MayberryJackie Ford with the Houston law firm VorysMany offices have guidelines that prohibit wearing political clothing or bringing campaign material into the workplace. The same goes for sending political emails to co-workers, or using work time to air your political views on social media.Jackie Ford is with the Houston law firm Vorys. She has advice on talking about politics in the workplace, and knowing when to change the subject — or just to walk away. 00:00 /03:32 Sharelast_img read more

Why Texans Should Pay Attention To This Years Mexican Presidential Election

first_imgLópez Obrador CampaignMexican candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been leading in polls in the upcoming presidential election in Mexico, to take place in July 2018. He’s been running for president since 2006. Listen 00:00 /05:01 X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Interview Highlights: Alfredo CorchadoOn the candidates running:“Andres Manuel López Obrador [of the National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA] has the double-digit lead. He has three main competitors. You have a young 39-year-old named Ricardo Anaya of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), José Antonio Meade, of the conservative Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which is the ruling party, and for the first time, there’s an independent candidate named Margarita Zavala, who’s the wife of former president Felipe Calderón. Some people in Mexico called her the ‘Hillary wannabe,’ and it is believed she will play more of a spoiler role.”NPRJournalist and writer Alfredo CorchadoHow President Trump will affect the election after he tweeted about “caravans of people” from Central America coming through Mexico:“Up until now, the United States and President Trump was not much of an impact. I was just in Mexico City talking to experts and analysts that were saying this election will be defined by more domestic issues. After Sunday, you can see all candidates beginning to respond to President Trump.“The danger of this is you put a nationalistic streak in the campaign and it becomes an anti-United States campaign, I think that will be bad for both sides because both countries are economically and culturally entwined.” The midterm elections have been a priority this year in the U.S., but the country also has a stake in the presidential election in Mexico. Alfredo Corchado, the Border-Mexico correspondent for The Dallas Morning News, covered the presidential campaign launch this week of one candidate in the northern states of Mexico.  “It is a far more prosperous, wealthy area than the rest of Mexico,” he said. “And yet, these are states that are engulfed in drug violence, there’s so much corruption. There’s so much trade with the United States, but the wages for workers remain virtually unchanged in the last 30 years.”In KERA‘s Friday Conversation, Corchado says the election should be on Texans’ radar because the outcome could affect U.S.-Mexico relations for years to come. Sharelast_img read more

Harting Touches Sixth in 200M Fly Comerford and Dahlia Win Silver

first_imgStory Links University of Louisville swimmer Zach Harting finished sixth in the 200M butterfly in a race that shattered Michael Phelps long-standing world record at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, Korea. Teammates Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Mallory Comerford won silver as for swimming the preliminaries as part of the 4×100 mixed medley.In Harting’s race, South Africa’s Chad le Clos blasted out from the start, posting 24.13 first split, and was still under world record pace at 100-meter mark, turning in 52.55. Top qualifier Kristof Milak was in hot pursuit and turned at a world record pace at the 150 at the 1:21.57, to take the lead.Milak pulled away from the field and shattered Michael Phelps’ World Record of 1:51.51 to board a time of 1:50.73. Japan’s Daiya Saito won silver in 1:53.8 and on bronze in 1:54.15, edging Italy’s Federico Burdisso, who touched 4th in 1:54.39.Ukraine’s Denys Kesil finished 5th in 1:54.79. Zach Harting finished sixth in 1:55.69. Brazilian Leonardo de Deus of Brazil was seventh with a time of 1:55.96, and the 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Tamas Kenderesi of Hungary, finished 8th in 1:57.10.In the relay prelims, Americans Matt Grevers, Andrew Wilson, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Mallory Comerford put up the top qualifying time of 3:41.23 in the 4×100 Mixed Medley Relay, putting up a time of 3:41.23. In the finals, Ryan Murphy, Lilly King, Caleb Dressel and Simone Manuel took silver in 3:39.10.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

iplay Offers Video Gamelike Playground Equipment

first_imgFor children of today’s generation, swings and slides don’t seem to cut it anymore—not when you have an Xbox and Playstation in your living room. In an attempt to curb the rising childhood obesity rates partially associated with indoor electronics, researchers in the UK have designed an outdoor playground unit based on the concepts of video games. Called i.play, or “intelligent play,” the electronic unit can make a high-tech addition to nearly any existing playground, says developer Playdale. Intended for children ages eight and above, as well as adults, wheelchair users and individuals with impaired hearing or vision, i.play encourages “stealth exercise”—exercise that feels like fun.The i.play unit consists of a hexagonal court with three curved bars that form the skeleton of a dome. Each bar has a high, low, and mid-positioned activity switch to encourage a whole body aerobic workout that helps build muscular strength, stamina, hand-eye coordination, reaction time, agility and flexibility.The i.play unit audibly tells a player when to activate a switch, an LED on the switch flashes, and the faster the player gets to the switch, the higher the score. Players activate the switch by pushing, pulling, pressing, spinning, turning, or stamping. Like many a video game, the game ends when a player loses three lives (by activating the wrong switch or moving too slow), or by completing all five levels, which is beating the game.The game can be played in groups as well as individually. For groups of up to six, each player gets a number. The first player, chosen by the system, makes a sequence of three switches. Then the i.play unit nominates the next player, who repeats the sequence. Once all the players have successfully repeated the sequence, another switch is added, etc.“The placement of activity switches is an important aspect of the design as we want to get users to perform movements requiring a large range of motion to progressively higher levels of physical exertion,” said i.play co-inventor Phil Hodgkins in a recent press release.The i.play system can also intelligently adjust to children’s performance, making the unit an alternative to team sports because it is competitive yet inclusive. i.play’s Web site notes an 11% decline in the number of young people playing sports at school, as well as a lack of cheap exercise options, that i.play aims to fill. Two i.play systems are already in use in Leicester and Barrow in Furness.Playdale developed i.play in conjunction with Progressive Sports Technologies, a spinout company from Loughborough University. Other features of the system include its fully solar-powered design, programmable software, and like a game console, multiple levels of difficulty and statistics that allow players to monitor their performance both during and after the game.And if that still doesn’t excite gamers, players can win a free iPod Shuffle in a monthly drawing for logging their scores on an online league table. Citation: i.play Offers Video Game-like Playground Equipment (2007, September 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-09-iplay-video-game-like-playground-equipment.html 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. The i.play system combines interactive electronics with conventional playground equipment to encourage young people to exercise. Source: Playdale.last_img read more

Shahs Kolkata rally a flop show BJP chief insulted Bengal TMC

first_imgKolkata: Slamming BJP national president Amit Shah over his remark that the signals of all Bengali channels were lowered so that locals can be prevented from viewing his address, the TMC said everything was telecast and urged the BJP not to blame the media unnecessarily.Terming the rally as a flop show, taking to its Twitter handle, the TMC stated that either Amit Shah should prove his allegations or resign from his post. Calling the rally a “big flop show,” the TMC tweeted: “BJP has just concluded another flop show in #Bangla After the flop meeting BJP are looking for excuses. They are saying their meeting was blacked out. Blackouts and blackmailing are what BJP does. Don’t insult the media. All showed. We challenge BJP. Either they prove it or resign.” Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeTMC spokesperson and MP Derek O’Brien said on Saturday: “Amit Shah should apologise within 72 hours or else we would take legal action.” He further added: “Who is Amit Shah? He can’t get away by alleging corruption against Mamata Banerjee. He has crossed the limits of decency by dishonouring the culture of Bengal… This state has a tradition and culture which Shah will never understand. Before commenting on Bengal’s culture, Shah should look into his own track record. We have the recording of the 27-minute speech of Amit Shah and if he does not tender apology we will take him to court.” Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedDerek also maintained that the BJP is trying to play communal politics. Asked to comment on Shah’s statement that the Centre will complete the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and neither Mamata Banerjee nor Rahul Gandhi has any power to stop it, he said: “Trinamool’s stand is very clear. The party will stand by the genuine Indian citizens whose names have been dropped from the NRC. The relatives of the former President of India’s names have not been included in the NRC list. The names of many jawans have been omitted. BJP is playing divisive politics.” While addressing a BJP rally on Mayo Road on Saturday, Shah said: “Earlier in Bengal, people used to hear Rabindra Sangeet and now this has been replaced by the sound of bombs.” Shah added that only Modi can give corruption-free Bengal. Shah further added that Bengal is submerged in corruption and chit fund cases involving Sarada, Narada and Rose Valley. Bengal’s development is possible under Narendra Modi only, he maintained. Derek said: “Shah has attacked the personal integrity of Mamata Banerjee and the people of Bengal are not going to tolerate this.”last_img read more

Content aggregation and distribution company Alchi

first_imgContent aggregation and distribution company Alchimie has struck a partnership with Lagardère Active’s TV division that enables Alchimie to distribute two of Lagardère Group’s linear channels to Alchimie’s Watch-It subscribers, across digital platforms: Gulli in Belgium and Mezzo Live HD in Germany.Audiences in Belgium will be able to see Gulli’s kids content, and in Germany will be able to subscribe to Mezzo Live HD’s selection of opera, classical, ballet and jazz performances. Both channels will be offered via Watch-It!, available on Google Play, Apple’s App Store and on and on relevant country mobile networks in Germany and Belgium.“Gulli and Mezzo Live HD are both super channels in terms branding, content and editorial curation, Mezzo Live HD appeals to classical music and jazz fans, and attracts a knowledgeable, older audience, whilst Gulli has an enthusiastic and committed kids following. Strategically they are a great fit for the Alchimie model which dynamically promotes distinctive themed content to target selective audiences, matching their interests to relevant content and fulfilling their discerning viewing requirements,” said Frederic Rossignol, Chief Content Officer, Alchimie.Alchimie themes, curates and promotes channels to generate new audiences for existing content and works in partnership with rights holders and owners on a revenue share basis. Its services include digitisation, translation, subtitles, dubbing and promotion for premium content, which Alchimie delivers as part of its channel bouquets. Alchimie’s OTT channels reach subscribers via platforms including EE, Vodafone, IoS, Apple TV, Android TV, Orange, 02 and T-Mobile“Alchimie is a perfect partner! Both Mezzo Live HD and Gulli have an established community and Watch-It will help bring new audiences committed to these genres by offering a more flexible viewing experience. Mezzo Live HD particularly carries some of the most incredible and notable classical music and jazz performances, whilst the award-winning Gulli is a safe online channel for kids and families.  Alchimie’s marketing and technological expertise will make these channels even more widely available throughout Europe meeting our extended audiences’ needs to view the channels whenever and wherever they want.” said Caroline Cochaux, managing director of Lagardère TV and CEO of Mezzo and Gullilast_img read more

There are two kinds of parents in modern America

first_imgThere are two kinds of parents in modern America, says Alison Gopnik in her recent book, The Gardener and the Carpenter.The “carpenter” thinks that his or her child can be molded. “The idea is that if you just do the right things, get the right skills, read the right books, you’re going to be able to shape your child into a particular kind of adult,” she says.The “gardener,” on the other hand, is less concerned about controlling who the child will become and instead provides a protected space to explore. The style is all about “creating a rich, nurturant but also variable, diverse, dynamic ecosystem.”Gopnik, a psychology and philosophy professor at the University of California, Berkeley, says that many parents are carpenters but they should really be cultivating that garden. She spent decades researching children’s development and found that parents often focus too much on who their children will be as adults. The harm in that approach, she says, is that parents and their offspring may become anxious, tense or unhappy.”We’re so concerned about how these children are going to turn out that we’re unwilling to give them the autonomy that they need to be able to take risks and go out and explore the world,” she says.Ironically, the less that mothers and fathers worry about outcomes, she says, the better their children may fare in life.Gopnik spoke with NPR’s Hidden Brain about her book and her view of the flaws in modern parenting.Interview HighlightsOn the changing role of parentsFor as long as we’ve been human, the whole village has been involved in caring for children. By the time you were ready to have children yourself, you’d had lots of practical experience in caring for children.In the 20th century, families got smaller. People got to be more mobile and people had children at a later age. For the first time, people were having children who hadn’t had much experience of caring for children but had lots of experience of going to school and working. It was kind of natural for people to think, “OK, this is like going to school and working. And if I can just find the right manual or the right secret handbook, I’m going to succeed at this task the same way that I succeeded in my classes or I succeeded at my job.”On the uniquely long childhood of humansWe sort of take it for granted that children need to be taken care of for a long time. Having that long period of childhood gave you this protected period where you could move from one village to another. And childhood gave you a chance to master that new environment. A lot of the things that seem kind of strange about children — the fact that they’re simultaneously so creative, so imaginative, so exploratory and yet so bad at taking care of themselves — kind of fit that picture.On the benefits of not instructing toddlers[An experiment] was done by [researchers] Elizabeth Bonawitz and Laura Schulz. What they found was that if you gave a complicated toy to a 4-year-old, they find all the things that it could do. It could squeak, had a mirror, it had a light. But when the experimenter said, “This is my toy, I’m going to show you how it works,” and did one thing, like squeak the squeaker, children were much less likely to explore. What they did, rationally, was squeak the squeaker — what the adult had demonstrated.On what we can learn from robots that are built to “play” It turns out that a very good way of getting a machine to learn is to give it an early period where it can just play. If you gave a robot a chance to just dance around, figure out what its limbs could do and then you gave it a specific job, like, ‘Go and pick up this piece of cloth,” the robot was more resilient.That’s a good model for the things that play can do in general. If you want someone to be flexible, to say, “OK, I didn’t learn how to do this particular thing, but now can I apply what I did to something else,” then play really seems to play a deep role.On how Silicon Valley gets itFamously, Google gives their employees a day off to do whatever they want and Pixar has playhouses as part of their environment. I think the value of that kind of playful exploration is something that people in the tech world get.On making pancakes with her grandsonOne of the great joys of life is cooking with 2- and 3-year-olds. But of course they’re extremely inefficient. So when [my grandson] Augie’s whipping egg whites, [we] end up having egg white fresco all over the walls, and he’s doing it in a way that is not nearly as efficient as it would be for me to do it myself. But it’s interesting that if you look across cultures, what caregivers often do is not give their child instructions on what to do but let them participate. So let them take on a piece like whipping the eggs.Your Turn: Share Your Parenting StoryParents make mistakes. It comes with the job. What do you wish you had known about raising kids before becoming a parent?Read this post for inspiration, then share your story on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #HowToRaiseAHuman. We are collecting stories until June 30. We may feature your post on NPR. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

6 Crazy Facts About the Internet According to Mozilla

first_imgInternet 4 min read Add to Queue Image credit: Nicolas Asfouri | Getty Images Nina Zipkin Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand 6 Crazy Facts About the Internet, According to Mozilla –shares Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. For many of us, we spend much of our work hours and downtime on the internet. But what do you really know about the internet?Researchers at Mozilla, the company that makes the open source web browser Firefox, has assembled its first ever Internet Health Report. The study identified five central components of the web — privacy and security, openness, digital inclusion, web literacy and decentralization — and took a deep dive to assess where our usage of the internet is heading and what it means for overall user wellbeing. The answer isn’t as definitive as you might think.“There are some straightforward indicators to watch,” the researchers wrote in an overview of the findings. “Things are getting a bit better in areas like: access, affordability and encryption. And they are getting worse in: censorship, online harassment and energy use. Simple indicators miss the complexity that comes with global ecosystems like the internet.”A significant part of that ecosystem, Facebook, is being scrutinized this week as CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies on Capitol Hill about the Cambridge Analytica user data scandal. In conversation with PCMag, Mozilla Executive Director Mark Surman explained why this situation in particular is so damning for the social media giant.”Cambridge Analytics took all that data, put it in a database, and connected it to a bunch of other data sets. Then they sold that off as a way to target advertising,” Surman said. “It is not so much a data leak so much as it is a nuclear waste spill.”Here are some intriguing statistics from the Mozilla report for any entrepreneur that has a goal of creating a global presence to keep in mind.Related: Here Are the Airports With the Best and Worst Wi-FiGoogle dominatesChrome has 64.7 percent of the desktop web browser market share and 47.8 percent of the mobile web browser market share. For search, 95 percent of mobile users and 87.1 percent of desktop users opt for Google.Check that electric billThe study authors noted that some researchers are predicting that by 2025, it is possible that global tech companies will have created more carbon emissions than most countries, with the exception of China, India and the United States.Net neutrality abroad While the U.S. recently repealed net neutrality protections that were put in place in 2015, these are the countries that do have net neutrality protections on the books: Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, India, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, The U.K., Ireland, Tunisia, Spain, Italy, Portugal, France, Turkey, Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.Related: The Internet Sucks Up a Full Day of Our Time Each WeekHappiness online The researchers cited a study conducted by screen time tracking app Moment and the Center for Humane Technology about the apps that affect people’s moods the most. The apps that induced the most happiness were Sonos, Audible, Headspace and Sleep Cycle. The ones that drove the most unhappiness were Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and Reddit.Safety and privacyEighty-one of the 100 most visited sites on the web now use HTTPS, which features encryption. But some of the biggest tech companies get a less than stellar grade when it comes to their privacy policies and how they handle user data. Google, for example, is at the top of the list and only got a 65 percent from Ranking Digital Rights’ Corporate Accountability Index.Connected, or notThere is a wide amount of disparity when it comes to who has access to the internet. Eighty percent of people in Europe have internet access, while only 20 percent of people in Africa have a connection. In every country except for the U.S., more men than women are online. A new study looked at the state of our lives online and where the internet is headed. Enroll Now for $5 Next Article April 11, 2018 Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful.last_img read more

FAA CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting

first_img 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Nina Zipkin January 13, 2015 FAA, CNN Strike Deal to Test Drones for News Reporting 2 min read The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Add to Queue –sharescenter_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. Legal Though tech companies like Amazon and Google haven’t had the easiest time getting their drones off the ground, this week, the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) gave CNN the go ahead to start flying.The news network struck an agreement with the FAA that will allow them to use drones in their reporting. CNN, whose headquarters are based in Atlanta, will work with Georgia Tech Research Institute to test out the drones, study them and share their findings with the agency about best practices over the next 12 to 24 months, the Wall Street Journal reports.Related: France’s Postal Service is Experimenting with Drone Mail DeliveryThough the FAA has largely banned the commercial use of drones to this point (hobbyists are in the clear, but the FAA states they cannot sell any footage they take), leading companies like Amazon to conduct their tests abroad, the agency has granted a few exemptions.Last week, the FAA issued two permits for drone use: one to a company called Advanced Aviation Solutions in Spokane, Wash. for “crop scouting” and another to real-estate agent Doug Trudeau of Tierra Antigua Realty in Tucson, Ariz. to photograph properties that are for sale.Related: For Commercial Drones, the Biggest Questions Remain UnansweredAs of last week, the FAA had received 214 exemption requests from businesses, and has granted 12 exemptions to 11 companies in industries ranging from architecture to film. Because filmmakers who want to use drones have to let the FAA know three days prior to a shoot, CNN doesn’t think it makes sense to use the device for breaking news. The news organization did suggest the FAA alter its stance and change the drone regulations to something similar to helicopter requirements, so it can cover this type of fast-moving news.Though CNN is the first news organization to legally utilize drones in the U.S., others are likely not far behind. Last year 14 media companies, including the New York Times Co. and the Tribune Co. filed a legal brief which argued that the government’s ban on the commercial use of drones violated First Amendment rights.Related: Major Financial Services Company Considers Using Drones in Inventive Way Next Article Entrepreneur Staff Apply Now »last_img read more

Google Reportedly Building InHouse Startup Incubator Area 120

first_img This story originally appeared on PCMag –shares Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. April 25, 2016 Add to Queue Register Now » If you’re a Googler with a great idea, then you’ve probably spent a few hours, if not a decent chunk of time, writing out a bunch of pro / con lists: Do you stay at Google, where you might be making a pretty good salary and have some great benefits (and food), or do you quit, follow your dreams, and try to make it big among the fairly competitive Silicon Valley startup landscape?Why not both?According to multiple reports, Google is now creating its own in-house startup incubator called Area 120. Though its name sounds a little X-Files, how it works is pretty simple. Googlers who are looking to team up and launch a brand-new business can apply to join Area 120 by submitting a business plan to Google. If selected, the team will get to work on its idea full-time for a certain amount of time — and, no, we’re not sure what that means for a person’s actual job responsibilities during that time. Presumably, Google would be weighing the importance of one’s Google job versus the potential success (or interesting aspects of) one’s business plan.These internal startups of-sorts will also be able to pitch Google for funding. If successful, Google will help them launch their company — breaking them out from under Google’s wing entirely. In doing so, Google becomes an early-stage investor (at least) for whatever the team has built. While we don’t yet know what Google gets back in terms of ROI for its investment, we can only assume that Google will also financially benefit from any startups that end up becoming The Next Big Thing. That is, of course, assuming that this “20 percent time” concept even exists anymore — some maintain that it’s simply too difficult for some employees to put their real jobs on hold while they explore potentially more creative pursuits. Yet, now they’ll be able to form startups if their ideas are good enough.Interestingly enough, Area 120’s headquarters won’t be down at Google’s main Mountain View campus. According to Business Insider, Area 120 will be located at one of Google’s San Francisco office buildings. And the name, for those curious, is a reference to Google’s “20 percent time” concept, whereby employees are encouraged to spend part of their full-time jobs working on projects that they find intellectually stimulating (and beneficial to Google).Google executives Don Harrison and Bradley Horowitz will head up Area 120. The former is currently Google’s vice president of corporate development, and the latter is Google’s vice president for Photos and Streams. The new initiative should hopefully help Google to keep new ideas and startups under its wing, as opposed to losing key talent (and these ideas) when industrious employees want to branch out and try their own either on their own or as part of another company. 3 min readcenter_img Incubators David Murphy Next Article Image credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images Google Reportedly Building In-House Startup Incubator, ‘Area 120’ Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Businesslast_img read more

Diattenuation Imaging offers structural information of difficult to access brain regions

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Mar 20 2019A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation Imaging (DI), developed by scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Groningen, allows to differentiate, e.g., regions with many thin nerve fibers from regions with few thick nerve fibers. With current imaging methods, these tissue types cannot easily be distinguished.The DI method is based on 3D Polarized Light Imaging (3D-PLI), a neuroimaging technique developed at Forschungszentrum Jülich, which reveals nerve fiber pathways with micrometer resolution. 3D-PLI is used, for instance, in the European Human Brain Project to investigate the 3D fiber structures of the brain in unprecedented detail.Related StoriesNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryMercy Medical Center adds O-arm imaging system to improve spinal surgery resultsWearing a hearing aid may mitigate dementia riskDuring a 3D-PLI measurement, histological brain sections are illuminated with polarized light. Depending on how the direction of oscillation (polarization) is oriented relative to the nerve fibers, the light is refracted to different degrees, allowing to compute the spatial orientation of the nerve fibers. This effect – called birefringence – is mainly caused by the myelin sheath, an insulating layer which surrounds many nerve fibers in the brain.While 3D-PLI measures the polarization-dependent refraction of light, a diattenuation measurement determines the polarization-dependent attenuation of light, i.e. how much the intensity of polarized light is reduced when passing through the brain section. The measurement is performed with the same apparatus as 3D-PLI, whereby two filters are removed.The scientists have discovered that Diattenuation Imaging – a combined measurement of diattenuation and 3D-PLI – allows to distinguish between different brain regions. In some regions, the brain tissue is maximally transparent when the polarization of the light is oriented parallel to the nerve fibers. In other regions, the tissue is maximally transparent when the polarization is oriented perpendicularly to the nerve fibers. How the tissue behaves depends, among other things, on the time after embedding the brain sections.Using simulations on the former Jülich supercomputer JUQUEEN, the researchers could show that the observed effects also depend on other tissue properties like the diameter of the fibers or the thickness of the myelin sheaths. This makes Diattenuation Imaging a valuable extension to 3D-PLI, enabling a more precise investigation of brain tissue. In the future, the DI method could be used to study neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis or multisystem atrophy (MSA), which go along with alterations of the myelin sheath. In addition, the technology helps to make pathological changes visible and to identify connected regions and tissue types, assisting the complex reconstruction of the brain. Source:http://www.fz-juelich.de/SharedDocs/Pressemitteilungen/UK/EN/2019/notifications/2019-03-19-di-method.htmllast_img read more

Mice study could lead to potential treatment for vestibular disorders

first_imgThis disabling condition is very common among the elderly, and one of the primary causes of falls.”  Alan Cheng, MD, associate professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jul 10 2019Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found a way to regenerate hair cells in the inner ears of mice, allowing the animals to recover vestibular function. It’s the first time such recovery has been observed in mature mammals.If further research shows that the technique can be applied to humans, it would be an initial step toward treating vestibular disorders, such as dizziness. There is currently no effective treatment for dizziness and balance disorders caused by damaged or lost vestibular hair cells. The only available therapy is teaching patients coping mechanisms through physical therapy. Related StoriesNew study reveals ‘clutch’ proteins responsible for putting T cell activation ‘into gear’Revolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degenerationBordeaux University Hospital uses 3D printing to improve kidney tumor removal surgeryCheng is the senior author of a paper about the research, which will be published July 9 in Cell Reports. Zahra Sayyid, an MD-PhD student at Stanford, is the lead author.The hair cells in the utricle, a section of the inner ear, help maintain balance and spatial orientation and regulate eye movement. Some antibiotics can damage these cells. Damage can also occur from infections or genetic disorders, or as a result of aging. In mature mammals, vestibular hair cells regenerate on their own only minimally. (Birds and fish, however, have the ability to completely regenerate them.)In the United States, about 69 million people experience vestibular dysfunction, some because of problems with inner ear hair cells. They can feel as if they’re spinning, lose their balance easily, suffer from nausea and have trouble tracking objects with their eyes. The symptoms can prevent patients from engaging in activities, including exercise and driving, and can lead to social isolation.To study these vestibular disorders, the researchers impaired the inner ear hair cells of mice and measured how well they regenerated on their own. The researchers found that about a third of the cells regenerated spontaneously but appeared immature, and vestibular function was inconsistent.Next, they manipulated Atoh1, a transcription factor that regulates hair cell formation, in the mice. In the animals that overexpressed Atoh1, as much as 70% of hair cells regenerated. The regenerated cells appeared relatively mature, and about 70% of these mice recovered vestibular function.”This is very exciting. It’s an important first step to find treatment for vestibular disorders,” Cheng said. “We couldn’t get sufficient regeneration to recover function before.”The researchers plan to study how other methods to enhance Atoh1’s function may affect regeneration.While the finding is a proof of concept, “it has opened the door for many more possibilities that could lead to treatment in people with vestibular disorders,” Sayyid said. Source:Stanford Medicinelast_img read more

Bioethanol in diesel engines A contribution to sustainability

first_img 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. Ethanol can make an important contribution to climate protection: at TU Wien, a diesel engine has been developed that can run on over 70 percent bioethanol. Citation: Bioethanol in diesel engines: A contribution to sustainability (2018, October 12) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bioethanol-diesel-contribution-sustainability.html Explore further Solar fuels working well under pressurecenter_img Provided by Vienna University of Technology TU Wien has developed an engine that uses two different types of fuel simultaneously: it uses both bioethanol and diesel, which is used for ignition. A special duel-fuel combustion process has been developed for this purpose, which now enables the use of a large proportion of bioethanol in diesel engines. Measurements show that this new technology improves engine efficiency – overall CO2 emissions have been reduced by up to 39 percent.Less fossil fuel, more natureBesides the development of new and more efficient combustion engines, the fuel also plays an important role within the efforts to reduce the pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions produced by the transport sector. At TU Wien, the use of bioethanol as an additional fuel in diesel engines has been investigated. “In some countries, it has been common practice to add larger quantities of ethanol to petrol for a long time. However, until now doing this in diesel engines has only been possible to a very limited extent,” says Prof. Bernhard Geringer from the Institute for Powertrains and Automotive Technology at TU Wien.If you were to simply mix bioethanol into the diesel tank, it would cause ignition problems. Bernhard Geringer and his team have therefore developed a dual-fuel combustion process. “Ignition is initiated by means of a direct injection diesel fuel jet, like in conventional diesel engines,” explains Geringer. “In our model, however, the alcoholic fuel is added to the intake air upstream of the engine. It is then ignited after the diesel ignition in the combustion chamber. In a manner of speaking, the diesel functions as a spark plug for the bioethanol.” Less CO2, less soot, less fine dust pollutionIn the tests carried out, the replacement of diesel with the alcohol fuel was gradually increased. These tests showed that up to 70 percent of the diesel fuel can be replaced with bioethanol – and this even had a positive effect on the efficiency of the engine: “We measured an increase in efficiency of up to 6.1 percent, and that alone improves the environmental balance of the engine,” says Aleksandar Damyanov (TU Wien). “Of course, we must also consider the fact that bioethanol has an excellent CO2 balance because it is produced from renewable raw materials. When we factor that in as well, we find that there is an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 39 percent.”Various operating points were tested at an engine test bench at TU Wien – from a low engine load to high-load operation, over a speed range of 1500 rpm to 3000 rpm. In all cases, a significant reduction was recorded in the soot mass and number of hazardous fine dust particles produced (see table).”Our results clearly show that bioethanol can be successfully used as a substitute fuel in a dual-fuel diesel engine, and that this concept has significant benefits for the environment,” says Bernhard Geringer. “In many areas, we will not be able to do without diesel engines in the medium to long term – trucks and tractors, for example. E-mobility has its limits here. With our dual-fuel technology, it is possible to significantly improve sustainability and emissions performance in these particular areas.” The engine at TU Wien, which runs on bio-ethanol. Credit: Vienna University of Technologylast_img read more

Post net neutrality internet needs new measurement tools Princeton experts tell policymakers

first_imgCredit: CC0 Public Domain Democrats unveil bill to restore US ‘net neutrality’ Explore further Provided by Princeton University 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. Speaking before the Federal Trade Commission’s hearing on internet competition and consumer protection, Nick Feamster said changes to the structure of the internet require new methods to measure online services. He said using speed as a benchmark is no longer the best measure.”Oversimplification is going to lead to wrong conclusions,” Feamster, a professor of computer science, told the audience during the March 20 conference in Washington, D.C.Feamster, who is also deputy director of the Center for Information Technology Policy, later explained that internet speeds have vastly increased overall and most traffic now consists of video. At the same time, content is delivered to consumers in ways that are fundamentally different than five 10 years ago.”The real issue here is that the dynamics are changing because of faster speeds and shifting market structure,” Feamster said in an interview. “We have to figure out how to help protect consumers in light of the changing technical dynamics.”The conference featured speakers and panel discussions that raised issues related to consumer protection on the internet, especially in light of recent changes. Tithi Chattopadhyay, the center’s associate director, joined a panel discussion on technological developments and market structure. A former director of Wisconsin’s state broadband office, Chattopadhyay discussed internet competition and commerce and spoke of states’ roles in the market.In his address, Feamster spoke about efforts to measure and oversee consumers’ access to information on the internet. In the past, much of this has concerned the speed at which information moved across the internet to consumers. Discussions over download speed and the potential for slowing or throttling downloads still play a central role in political discourse. But Feamster said that the internet has evolved to the point where speed is extremely difficult to measure and is not often a good measure of consumer experience. For much of the past decade, fierce political battles over the internet have involved concerns that the fastest access would go only to those with the greatest ability to pay. In testimony last week in Washington, however, a Princeton professor said measuring such performance is no longer so simple. On the internet, speed no longer rules. “The methods of delivering traffic are a lot different than they were even five years ago,” Feamster said.In its early stages, the internet was simpler, although not actually simple. Companies or people created content and uploaded it to their internet service provider. The information then moved through a series of large autonomous networks until it reached the consumer’s internet service provider, which downloaded it to the user.Now, the map is much more complex. Companies called content delivery networks, which specialize in moving large amounts of data across sections of the internet, have emerged to handle much of the network traffic. These companies are often not segregated in such a way that they could be targeted by predatory service providers trying to throttle traffic. Instead, these networks often place their machines inside the large networks that make up the internet’s backbone. At the same time, corporations that create a lot of content have merged with internet companies. Most of those companies also rely on cloud computing providers to store, manage and deliver data directly to consumers. Someone watching a movie on their laptop or phone might be relying of half a dozen companies to deliver the data.”To deliver content to a consumer, there are a lot of parties who come to the table,” Feamster said.Each of those players, he said, could be responsible, even unwittingly, for slowing download speed. Without detailed knowledge of the delivery system, it’s extremely difficult to identify the choke point, which could range from a large network player to a home router or an older-model phone.”You might be tempted to say I buy access from an ISP [internet service provider], it’s clearly their fault,” he said. “The problem is that it is really tough to observe this from the edge of the network as a user.”Even if the slowdowns were easily identifiable, he said, speed is not the always the best or most reliable measure of network performance. At high download speeds, on the order of gigabits per second, it’s very difficult to accurately measure download rates. For many applications, high download speed is not the most important technical limitation. The efficiency of an app, such as a phone’s web browser, might be the limiting factor. For conference calls, consumers might be more interested in the smoothness with which data is downloaded, a quality experts refer to as jitter. Gamers might be more interested in latency, which is the delay in response between their device and a gaming server.To better measure consumer satisfaction, Feamster said, regulators need to look at many factors that affect performance and not just rely on speed. Better measurements will allow regulators “to better answer questions about the products that are delivered to consumers.” Citation: Post ‘net neutrality’ internet needs new measurement tools, Princeton experts tell policymakers (2019, April 1) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-04-net-neutrality-internet-tools-princeton.htmllast_img read more

Drivers given extra time

first_img“But for e-hailing drivers who are caught not having a PSV (passenger service vehicle) licence or driving a car that does not fulfil the requirements, our enforcement officers will give them final warnings.“This is a ‘soft landing’ approach, to allow e-hailing drivers to get themselves licensed within the three months,” said Loke at a press conference here after chairing his ministry’s post-Cabinet meeting. The Cabinet had earlier agreed to allow the three-month reprieve for the e-hailing industry. E-hailing drivers were given until July 12 to obtain the necessary requirements to be licensed, including getting a PSV licence and vehicle permits. As for operators, Loke said JPJ would be on the lookout for those that operate without being registered with the ministry, as well as if they comply with the maximum 20% commission rules. “E-hailing operators are only allowed to collect a maximum of 20% commission from the total fare. But we are aware that some companies have attempted to collect additional 5% on top of the 20%, but labelling it with other names such as ‘fees’. “We are monitoring all companies closely and will take action against those who go against the regulations,” said Loke. Loke said 22,981 e-hailing drivers had passed their PSV examinations up to July 11, while 31 EHOs had been registered with the ministry and had obtained the business mediation licence (LPP) to operate e-hailing services.He added that as a result of drivers taking it to the last minute, JPJ received a high number of PSV applications in the last 10 days before the deadline. On incidences of drastically increased fares, Loke warned companies not to unscrupulously impose surcharges on passengers. “We know there are some operators who are trying to come up with strategies to force the government to make a U-turn and retract this decision to regulate the e-hailing industry. “But the government is firm and we had already made this decision last year. There is no reason for companies to surge their prices. We will be monitoring this,” said Loke.Related stories:‘Mighty painful’ on the wallet and clock for someThree-month extension a breather for driversMATTA members’ vehicles on e-hailing apps‘Follow new rules at KK airport’ Related News Reports by JOSEPH KAOS Jr, ALLISON LAI, CLARISSA CHUNG, NATASHA JOIBI and ILI AQILAH PUTRAJAYA: Although e-hailing drivers have been given extra time to get themselves licensed, enforcement towards operators who flout regulations will go on as planned. Transport Minister Anthony Loke says that while unlicensed drivers have a three-month reprieve, enforcement by the Road Transport Department (JPJ) will go on to ensure compliance on the e-hailing regulations. “I want to remind all EHOs (e-hailing operators) that enforcement begins today. There is no postponement. Letters 11 Jul 2019 Real disservice to e-hailing customers Related News {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Volume 90%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9 facebook twitter Email Linkhttps://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2019/07/13/drivers-given-extra-time/?jwsource=clCopied EmbedCopiedLive00:0005:2505:25  Nation 09 Jul 2019 Loke: No plans yet to regulate e-hailing fares Nation 08 Jul 2019 Higher e-hailing fares expectedlast_img read more

Kutte jaisi mentality Congress minister slams BJP stirs fresh controversy over MP

first_imgKutte jaisi mentality: Congress minister slams BJP, stirs fresh controversy over MP dog transferMadhya Pradesh Congress minister Sajjan Singh Verma has courted a fresh controversy in the dog transfer row.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 15, 2019UPDATED: July 15, 2019 20:42 IST Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma. (ANI)As BJP mocks the Kamal Nath-led Congress government over transferring 46 police dogs and their handlers across Madhya Pradesh, a Congress minister hit back saying their mentality is like that of dogs.According to ANI, Madhya Pradesh minister Sajjan Singh Verma said, “Yeh unki mansikta hai kutte jaisi aur kya kare (What can be done if their mentality is like dogs)”.This invited a sharp retort from BJP MLA Rameshwar Sharma. According to ANI, he said, “If Sajjan Singh Verma is calling us dogs then I would like to tell him that yes we are dogs, we are faithful dogs of the people of Madhya Pradesh and we will keep raising our voices for our people and our security forces.”Sajjan Singh Verma, Madhya Pradesh Minister on BJP mocking Kamal Nath govt’s order of transferring 46 police dog handlers across the state along with their canines: Yeh unki (BJP) mansikta hai kutte jaisi aur kya kare. pic.twitter.com/gmhSPDtlzEANI (@ANI) July 15, 2019The controversy started when in a recent order the MP government ordered the transfer of police dog handlers along with their dogs.According to the order, handlers of tracker, sniffer and narco dogs from 23 Battalion Dog Squad have been given new postings in different districts of the state and have been ordered to rejoin immediately along with their dogs, reported ANI.In the latest postings, three sniffers, one each from Chhindwara, Satna and Betul have been shifted at CM Kamal Nath’s house in Bhopal.The step has drawn scathing criticism from opposition BJP that has grabbed the opportunity to attack the government.Taking a dig at the MP government, BJP’s state vice president Vijesh Lunawat had tweeted, “The Great Kamal Nath government did not spare even dogs from the transfer business. Dog squad transferred in Madhya Pradesh.”Rameshwar Sharma, too, had invoked the issue of transfer of dogs to allege that the Congress government would even sell land and sky if they could.Also Read | Kamal Nath govt would even transfer land & sky: BJP on transfer of police dogs, handlers in MPAlso Watch | Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah slam Rahul Gandhi for mocking Yoga DayFor the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySanchari Chatterjee Nextlast_img read more

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