Narcotics dealer arrested with Phensedyl syrup bottles

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police nabbed a narcotics dealer from Hyde Road in Port area on Thursday night and seized huge quantity of contraband narcotics Phensedyl Syrup.According to Special Task Force, on Thursday, STF officials came to know from their sources that some kind of narcotics products are being transported in Kolkata hidden in a goods vehicle. Based on the information, the police went to port area under West Port police station jurisdiction Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Pujaand kept a strict vigil on the goods vehicles plying in the area. Meanwhile, the police came to know about a goods vehicle registration number — RJ-05-GB 1583. After waiting for almost an hour, the police saw a ten-wheeler truck bearing the same registration number. The truck was stopped near a popular warehouse in the area on Hyde Road and was searched. During the search, the police found 14,100 bottles of Phensedyl syrup, which contains Codeine Phosphate, form of contraband narcotic drug in 47 gunny bags, which was being transported in stealthily manner under other gunny bags containing edible oils, salts and other materials, from the goods carrying portion of the truck. The police are trying to locate the actual sender and receiver of the consignment by interrogating the arrested accused person. Following the seizure, the truck driver identified as Deepu Singh of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested. Phensedyl, a material which was used to prepare few brands of cough syrup earlier, has been banned several years ago as it was being consumed as a narcotics element. However, since the past few weeks STF have managed to seize huge quantity of narcotics materials and nabbed several narcotics racketeers.last_img read more

Thousands of Calgarians join international Womens March

first_imgYoung and old joined the millions attending rallies around the world. “As a young girl of a minority it was so inspiring to me and so I started to write some slam poetry last year and so this is something that I thought would be great,” said Nathoo. “I think over the last couple years we’ve just seen so much hatred in the world and I love that today there’s so many people coming together for one common cause and just coming together for humanity.” Thousands marched through the downtown core Saturday in support of women. Asha Nathoo, 14, performed at Saturday’s event, which made it’s way from Stephen Avenue to City Hall. After attending the event last year, she was inspired. One year later, rallies are marching on, fighting for change and equality. Women’s March Calgary spokesperson Anila Lee Yuen is a feminist, a Muslim and a woman of colour. She says it’s important for everyone to come out, show their support and be a catalyst for change. “We realized that although we may have certain privileges that other countries may not have, there’s still not gender parity,” said Lee Yuen. “I think it’s very important for us to continue to march every year until all the disparity amongst men versus women is gone.” The demonstrations started last year, on the day of United States President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The Woman’s March has started in downtown Calgary @660news.— Kass Patterson (@kassonair) January 20, 2018last_img read more

Antonio Guterres to Arrive in Marrakech for UN Migration Pact

Rabat – Guterres “will be traveling to Marrakech, Morocco over the weekend where he will attend the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration on 10 and 11 December,” announced UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a Friday briefing.Dujarric said that 135 countries have informed the UN they will be  attending the Marrakech conference, suggesting their commitment to the UN Global Pact to regulate international migrations.“We also expect more of them to register on the first day of the conference,” the UN spokesperson added. In July, 192 UN member states, except the US, approved the global migration pact, which aims “to better manage  international migration, address its challenges, and strengthen migrants’ rights while contributing to sustainable development.”Although a number of countries have withdrew from the pact, UN Special Representative for International Migration Louise Arbour has expressed confidence in the future of an international pact on migration.  Read also: Despite Tensions, UN Envoy ‘Very Confident’ About UN Migration PactArbour, who arrived in Marrakech earlier this week to attend the 11th Global Forum on Migration and Development, will chair the Marrakech intergovernmental conference.The US, Italy, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Switzerland, are the countries whose governments have so far declined to join the UN pact. However, the UN hopes that some of the reluctant countries, still in the consideration phase, may be convinced to later join the pact.The pact is not legally binding after its formal adoption.“This is about helping countries manage migration. This is about reaffirming the rights of countries to obviously control their own borders. It seems to defy logic to see how you can manage migration without having a global conversation,”  Dujarric said Friday.Guterres will officially launch the Migration Network at the Marrakech conference.On December 10, the UN secretary general will also participate in a high-level event to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights along with several former High Commissioners for Human Rights. ,The intergovernmental conference in Marrakech for the adoption of the UN migration compact represents a platform for cooperation and a positive change in the way that migration policies and challenges are approached. read more

Womens basketball Kelsey Mitchell returning for senior season

OSU junior guard Kelsey Mitchell dribbles past senior guard Christen Inman of Northwestern. OSU won, 99-68 in the third round of the Big Ten tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on March 3. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorOn Wednesday night Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell announced she will return for her senior season with the Buckeyes. Mitchell is the all-time leader in three-point made field goals and is just 265 points away from leading the Buckeyes in all-time points scored.Mitchell released a statement giving her reasons to return, citing her studies and getting the Buckeyes to the Final Four.“Getting a degree from The Ohio State University was one of my top goals when coming to college and I look forward to completing my degree next spring. My teammates and I also have a number of goals we have yet to accomplish on the court. One of those goals is to play in the Final Four and we have a tremendous opportunity to do that next year here in Columbus. I’m excited to get back in the gym with my teammates and continue to work to get better,” she said.Earlier this week she was named an Associated Press All-American, her third time earning the title in her three seasons of play. Mitchell was also named this year’s Big Ten Player of the Year for the second time. read more

Gareth Southgate lookalike reveals confused World Cup fans are congratulating him in

The England rugby, football and cricket fan, whose nickname has long been “Southgate” in the Barmy Army of cricket followers, met his namesake in person at an ITV World Cup after party in Johannesburg in 2010.“Our eyes met across the crowded room, it sounds like a love story,” Mr Rowe chuckled. “I walked over and everyone got their phones out.”“He just seemed a lovely, sweet guy, very approachable and open,” he continued. “We’ve both laughed about it, I got a photo with him then and in 2014. He’s a brother from another mother.”Mr Rowe is also a devoted amateur football player who once broke his leg in a pilots-versus-baggage-handlers match in Birmingham, and even missed a few penalty shots during a pickup game last week, he laughed. In previous years, many of those who spotted Mr Rowe’s resemblance were quick to badger him about the infamous penalty kick that Mr Southgate failed to put in during England’s shootout defeat to Germany at Euro 1996: “How could you miss it, you should have blasted it!”Now that the long-serving player and coach has attained a salvation that in Mr Rowe’s view is well overdue, the warm words and attention lavished on his doppelganger have “gone to a new level”.“I was at Royal Ascot two weeks ago, and I must have had 20 selfies there,” he said.As Mr Rowe walked along the sun-baked Volga River embankment on Sunday, a pair of Three Lions supporters came up to ask for a photo. Southgate and England players celebrate their quarter-final winCredit:Lu Jinbo/Xinhua/Barcroft Gareth Southgate celebrates Saturday's victory with a gesture that Mr Rowe was quick to adopt  Scandal: Gareth Southgate spotted sneaking out for a beer in Samara after he put his players to bed before the big match tomorrow— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) July 6, 2018 While they claimed to have only been joking when they referred to him as Mr Southgate, some of the Russians taking selfies with him outside a pub on Friday night really thought he was the England manager, and the staff invited him inside for free drinks.“I had some Colombian fans come up to me on Friday night in town, “Oh you knocked us out, but good job,’” he said.He claimed to have even briefly fooled a few members of the England squad at the hotel before the match on Saturday. England’s advancement to its first World Cup semi-final in 28 years has won redemption for both the team and its manager, who returned to the field to sing with ecstatic fans after the 2-0 victory over Sweden. “As the bus went past I was waving and saying, ‘Hey, you forgot me’ and some of the players started wetting themselves,” he said. “They pointed and laughed, so they saw me.” Mr Rowe relaxes between selfies with fans on the Volga riverbank on Sunday Southgate and England players celebrate their quarter-final win Many of those in Samara during the England-Sweden match this weekend appeared to catch a glimpse of Gareth Southgate drinking beers at the Shannon Irish pub, posing for pictures on the main street and going for a swim in the Volga River.If they had looked a little closer, however, they would have noticed that this Southgate had dental braces, and his mates were calling him Neil. Just as the coach has won fans’ adoration at the World Cup, so has his lookalike, British Airways pilot and long-time England football supporter Neil Rowe, 43.The superfan, from Surrey, was first told that he looks like Southgate while watching him play for Crystal Palace with friends in 1994.But after the England team began winning World Cup matches, he was inspired to come to Russia at the last-minute with the same Marks and Spencer blue wool waistcoat and striped tie that have become the manager’s trademark.The physical likeness, which was previously a lightning rod for disgruntled comments about Mr Southgate’s missed penalty at Euro 1996, now draws smiles and congratulations.“I felt a bit disenfranchised, then once the party’s on you gotta go, and Gareth’s engendered this new positive spirit and vibe,” Mr Lowe told The Telegraph. “It makes me look like a bit of a glory hunter but I think I’ve suffered enough pain and defeats in the past.” Gareth Southgate celebrates Saturday’s victory with a gesture that Mr Rowe was quick to adopt Credit:Owen Humphreys/PA Mr Rowe relaxes between selfies with fans on the Volga riverbank on SundayCredit:Julian Simmonds He said he has been approached with offers of work by lookalike agencies, but for now plans to stick to flying Boeing 777s.His group of friends are trying to get into Wednesday’s semifinal match against Croatia. Needless to say, he plans to go in costume and lead refrains of a new fan song, set to the tune of Atomic Kitten’s Whole Again: “Southgate you’re the one, you still turn me on, football’s coming home again.” Besides finding a ticket, he’ll be looking for a dry cleaner’s to freshen up the iconic waistcoat.“That’s a couple days I’ve worn it in a row,” he said, “and when they scored the second goal yesterday it was a bit of a beer shower.” read more

American coal mine rescue teams competition

first_imgLeading experts from America’s coal mining community put their skills to the test at the 2015 National Coal Mine Rescue, First Aid, Bench and Preshift Competition held September 14-17 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky. The 2015 competition featured 65 teams with some 600 people participating in competitions to test the effectiveness of their team training regimes and to ensure their readiness in the event they are called upon to aid in the rescue of their colleagues.The competition is sponsored by the National Mining Association (NMA) and judged by the US Department of Labour’s Mine Safety and Health Administration. The four-day competition included team and individual competitions. Started in 1910 by the US Bureau of Mines, it is the largest national competition of its kind.“Until a day when serious mining accidents are problems of the past, we will be meeting like this—honouring your selfless dedication that has been on impressive display this week,” NMA President and CEO Hal Quinn told the audience at the award ceremony. He recognised competition winners at the ceremony that officially concluded the mining rescue competition. Also taking part in the ceremony was Joe Main, Assistant Secretary of Labour for Mine Safety And Health.Along with the competition, exhibits of equipment essential to mining safety were on display during the event. One highlight was the exhibit for NMA’s CORESafety® program, a systems approach to mine safety that was launched in 2011. More than two-thirds of NMA member companies have now signed on as active participants.Below is a list of the winners of the 2015 Coal Mine Rescue Competition:Mine Rescue Competition First Place – Alpha Natural Resources, Southern West Virginia TeamSecond Place – Arch Coal, Lone Mountain Processing, Lone Mountain TeamThird Place – Arch Coal, Beckley Complex, Beckley Gold TeamMine Rescue Day OneDrummond Company, Shoal Creek Red TeamMine Rescue Day TwoAlpha Natural Resources, Southern West Virginia TeamCombination (Mine Rescue and First Aid) First Place – Mine Rescue Services, Southeast KY TeamSecond Place – Walter Energy, JWR Blue Creek TeamThird Place – Arch Coal, Sentinel Complex Mine Rescue TeamFirst Aid First Place – Cliffs Natural Resources – Oak Grove Resources LLC, Oak Grove Blue TeamSecond Place – Walter Energy, JWR Team #4Third Place – Walter Energy, JWR Blue Creek TeamBench – BG4First Place – Tony Lloyd, Revelation Energy, LLCSecond Place – Duke Rich, Blue Mountain Energy, Deserado Black TeamThird Place – Gary Valusek, Jr, Alpha Natural Resources, Cumberland RD TeamBench 240R Awards First Place – Taber Tichenor, KY Coal Academy, MCC TeamSecond Place – Barry Rowe, Arch Coal, Viper Red TeamThird Place – Matt Garner, White Count Coal, Pattiki Mine Rescue TeamPreshiftFirst Place – Jeff Clark, Alliance Coal Co. – Warrior Coal LLC, Cardinal TeamSecond Place – Jason Grasha, Alpha Natural Resources, Cumberland JC TeamThird Place – Mike Moore, Excel Mining LLC, Excel Mine Rescue Teamlast_img read more

Is Yahoo really buying Hulu

first_imgPopular online video site Hulu is rumored to be on the market for possible acquisition, but the question on everyone’s mind is who will buy the company? The buzz is that Yahoo! is front of the queue to take them under its wing. According to the LA Times, Yahoo! “recently approached Hulu to discuss a possible acquisition.” However, the LA Times’ source is  just someone who knows the approach happened, so take that with a grain of salt.TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington may not agree with the Hulu-Yahoo! acquisition rumors after he received an “unsolicited message from a source close to Yahoo!” that said the rumor was far from being true. The source confirmed that Hulu is looking for a buyer and that the company is having Morgan Stanley represent them.AdChoices广告It’s difficult to tell at the moment where this is heading and whether anyone really is interested in buying the company. Apparently Hulu doesn’t even seem to be doing the normal things a company does when it’s readying itself to sell, such as “retaining an investment bank to field offers.”Hulu is currently renewing its content deals with it owners, which include Disney, Comcast’s NBCUniversal, and News Corp. The company had planned to raise between $200-$300 million last year for an initial public offering that would have put the company at a $2 billion valuation. However, that idea was dropped in order to concentrate on its subscription models instead.The service Hulu offer  started out as a free online streaming site for people to watch their favorite TV shows before launching the Hulu Plus paid service in November of 2010. Plus costs about $8 a month and includes access to content that normal Hulu users don’t have, such as the Criterion Collection movies. The company is doing well, and Hulu’s Chief Executive Jason Kilar said back in April that it’s on track to nearly double its revenue to $500 million this year as it takes its paid subscription number to more than 1 million users.It sounds like a good time to buy the company, so whoever the interested party is better scoop Hulu up fast.Read more at the LA Times and TechCrunchlast_img read more

New school year to start with shortage of teachers

first_imgThe school year will officially begin on Thursday with state primary and secondary schools short of up to 12,000 teachers.The Education Ministry said on Wednesday a total of 127,033 teachers had started work on September 1 and that another 4,900 substitute teachers had been taken on to fill the gaps. It said a further 10,000 replacement educators would be hired before the end of the month and that 1,000 more would be on standby.“We estimate that despite the effects of the economic crisis… the shortages will amount to no more than 1 percent of teaching staff,” the Education Ministry stated.Teaching unions said that there is currently a shortage of 12,000 teachers.The primary school teachers’ federation (DOE) said another 9,000 educators are needed, while the secondary school teachers’ federation (OLME) estimated that high schools need 3,000 more teachers.Source: Ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

FDA Approves Sleep Apnea Implant Treatment

first_imgStay on target The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment option for patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea—and it won’t leave you with unsightly CPAP mask marks.The Remedē System is an implantable device that stimulates a nerve in the chest responsible for sending signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing.A common disorder that causes pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while snoozing, sleep apnea leaves patients tired, and can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, diabetes, and heart failure.Aside from various lifestyle changes (weight loss, quitting smoking) or surgery, the prevailing treatment is a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, which requires a mask be worn on the mouth and nose.But perhaps even worse than sleep apnea itself are the lines and creases covering the wearer’s face the next morning.The Remedē System implant stimulates breathing in sleep apnea patients (via FDA)Enter Remedē System: The battery-powered pulse generator sits under the skin in the upper chest, connected to thin wires threaded through veins near the phrenic nerve. Small electrical stimulus—programmed using an external controller—make the diaphragm muscle contract, causing the user to take a breath.Two modes allow the patient (or, more likely, the physician) to set the system to generate pulses at a fixed rate (asynchronous therapy) or only when it detects a pause in breathing (synchronous therapy).“This implantable device offers patients another treatment option for central sleep apnea,” according to Tina Kiang, acting director of the Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Respiratory, Infection Control, and Dental Devices in the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.In a six-month clinical trial of 141 adult patients, more than half of people with the Remedē System reported at least 50 percent reduction in frequency and severity of apnea episodes, versus 11 percent in a control group (sans an active implant).There is no word on the new treatment’s availability or pricing (for reference, CPAP machines range from $200 to upwards of $2,000). It is also unclear whether the implant is be a one-time procedure, or needs to be replaced every so often.The FDA did not immediately respond to Geek’s request for comment.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. New AI Tool Can Help Doctors Detect Brain AneurysmsFDA Approves First New Major Depression Drug in Decades last_img read more

Nike Kyrie 5 UFO Brings Conspiracy Theories to Sneakers

first_img Kyrie Irving is a basketball player currently signed to the Boston Celtics. Perhaps you have heard of him. Perhaps you are familiar with him due to his general basketball prowess that has led him to multiple NBA Finals appearances (and a win with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016). Or maybe you know him as the star of the way-better-than-it-has-any-right-to-be 2018 film Uncle Drew. Maybe you know him for the steaming hot mess of drama that seems to follow him from team to team.However, it’s most likely that you know Kyrie Irving as that basketball player who can’t seem to stop saying weird stuff.Photo Credit: NikeWhile his index of bizarre statements includes but is not limited to talking about the Illuminati and the moon landing, Irving is perhaps most famous for his once claiming that he believed the earth to be flat. And look, to be fair, he walked back on that eventually but that’s a Pandora’s Box of a claim for any public figure to make. Credit where it’s due, though: Irving has made his penchant for conspiracy theories integral to his brand as a whole, from poking fun at it in a Nike commercial he directed to incorporating it into the colorways for his newest signature sneaker, the Kyrie 5.Since its debut we’ve seen the Kyrie 5 take on colorways that draw influence from everything from Egyptian lore, the Illuminati, and outer space. It’s already a pretty zany shoe, so taking this sort of design angle has only served to make it all the more memorable. That tradition will be continuing this weekend with the Nike Kyrie 5 UFO.Photo Credit: NikeDropping rather appropriately on 4/20, the UFO is another vibrantly colorful sneaker in Irving’s arsenal. It features a deep blue upper that clearly emulates the night sky. This is doubled down on the heel with a starry print that carries over onto the shoe’s signature “flytrap” mechanic, which is finished off with a fun little cartoon of a UFO made out of a basketball. Irving’s now-essential Illuminati logo finishes off the heel while the bottom features the all-seeing eye (as have all of the Kyrie 5s so far). The sole being comprised of a trippy tie-dye-esque print accents the upper’s blues perfectly. All in all, it’s a can’t-miss sneaker in a line of already stellar standouts.Photo Credit: NikeIt’s hard to find a way to stand out as a Nike Basketball athlete. There are a lot of shoes in the lineup and finding a way to differentiate yours from the rest can be a struggle at times. Irving has had more success than anyone over the last few years with this, though. Yeah, he’s a weirdo who clearly goes on a few too many Reddit deep dives. But he doesn’t hide from that and instead wears that flag proudly, even going so far as to brand his shoes with imagery from weird conspiracy theories. And that makes the Kyrie 5 stand out every time it’s on the court. Plus, if we’re being real here, a sneaker that draws inspiration from UFO conspiracies is kind of the perfect April 20 release.The Kyrie 5 UFO will be available on the Nike SNKRS app on April 20 at 10 a.m. EST.More on Shoes of 2019 (So Far) for Sneaker GeeksAdidas Basketball Celebrates ‘Avengers’ With ‘Heroes Among Us’ CollaborationThe New Nike Air Max 720 Is a Wearable Xenomorph Best Sneakers of Summer 2019Nike Adds Self-Lacing Adapt Tech to Huarache Shoe Stay on targetlast_img read more

Columbia River fishing report 9/15

first_imgWashington and Oregon on Wednesday tweaked the lower Columbia salmon-fishing rules, agreeing to allow retention of hatchery chinook today through Sept. 22 downstream of Warrior Rock.Biologist John North of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said the eight-day extension is expected to kill about 800 chinook.The daily limit will be two fish, but only one hatchery chinook and one hatchery steelhead.That is projected to bring the total sport harvest to 21,200 chinook at Buoy 10 and 27,695 between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam.Last weekend, during the hatchery-chinook-only period downstream of Warrior Rock, only 17 percent of the adult chinook were fin-clipped and could be retained.State, federal and tribal biologists on Monday downgraded the fall chinook run to 860,300, about a 10 percent decrease from the original forecast of 960,200, said Jeff Whisler, chairman of the Columbia River Technical Advisory Committee.Retention of wild fall chinook continues to be allowed daily in the Columbia River upstream of Warrior Rock, which is at the downstream end of Sauvie Island near St. Helens, Ore. Two adult chinook are allowed.The coho forecast for upstream of Bonneville Dam has been downgraded from the original 47,000 to 35,000. The Group A steelhead run to Bonneville Dam has been downgraded from the original 230,400 to 123,400, said North.last_img read more

Stam tips Pochettino for Manchester United job

first_imgJaap Stam believes that Tottenham manager Maurizio Pochettino is the right choice for United as they seek a permanent manager to replace Jose Mourinho.Pochettino has been widely named as Mourinho’s replacement by pundits and former United players like Gary Neville, and now Jaap Stam.“He is the best choice,” Stam told Sky Sports News.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“He’s got a lot of experience working in the UK with Southampton and Tottenham. He’s good in building a team, plays attractive football, playing out from the back to score goals and win games. I would say that’s my choice.“I think they can [get him]. There’s been a discussion at Spurs about not spending money on players, I think he is the type of manager who wants to invest every year and improve – at United he gets to do that.“They’ve got the money to do that. For him, that would be the ultimate step.”last_img read more

Marina Bay Sands announces record retail revenue in 2018

first_imgLas Vegas Sands has announced record retail revenue in Singapore in 2018, with Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands raking in SG$242 million (US$179 million) for the 12 months to 31 December.The figure represents a 7% increase on 2017 retail revenue, while retail tenant sales also increased by 19% to US$1,898 per square foot for the period. An estimated 120,000 people passed through Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands each day. South Korea’s foreigner-only casinos see revenues grow in August Las Vegas Sands reaches new SG$4 billion loan agreements for Marina Bay Sands expansion Load More RelatedPosts Singapore Betting Taxes fall 0.9% to SG$2.7 billion in FY2018/19 MBS put the increase down to “an ongoing retail remix strategy that started in 2012, which saw the mall double its footprint with luxury brands in the form of duplexes, as well as expansion into luxury childrenswear”“2018 has been an exceptional year for the mall, as we not only achieved our highest sales revenue in history, but also solidified a leading position in tourism shopping,” said John Postle, SVP of Retail at MBS. “This is so rewarding given the competitive retail landscape and growth of online shopping.”MBS’ retail success comes despite a challenging gaming environment for the iconic Singapore IR, which recently reported an 11.6% fall in net revenue in 4Q18 to US$726 million as a result of a 17.6% decline in casino revenue to US$500 million, with both VIP and mass gaming down.last_img read more

Lightning kills 7 in 5 dists

first_imgFile photo of LightningSeven people were killed and 10 others injured in separate lightning strikes in five districts on Thursday, reports UNB.The five districts are Habiganj, Meherpur, Cumilla, Satkhira and Netrakona.In Habiganj, a farmer and a schoolgirl were killed when thunder bolts hit them in separate places in Baniachong upazila.The deceased were identified as Tarin, 15, daughter of Jahir Miah and a class IX student of Sujatpur High School and farmer Mizanur Rahman, residents of Sotomukha village in Sujatpur union.Tarin’s father Jahir Miah said a thunderbolt hit Tarin while working at the court yard of their house and she died on the spot.Besides, Mizanur was killed in lightning while he was cutting paddy at Daulatpur haor.In Meherpur, Helu Zoarder, 55, son of Nabin Zoarder of Mohammadpur village, was killed as a lightning struck him while he was working at the field of the village in Gangi upazila around 11:00am.Besides, six people were injured in lightning strikes at Mohammadpur, Kasba and Motmura villages of the upazila.In Cumilla, Md Ishak Miah, 55, a former union parishad member, was killed after being hit by a lightning at Baira village in Nangolkot upazila.The incident took place while cleaning hyacinth from his pond at noon.In Satkhira, a thunderbolt hit Ashraf Hossain, 28, son of late Abdul Majid of Ghola village in Shyamnagar upazila, while working at his fish enclosure, leaving him dead on the spot.In another incident, Aminur Rahman, 16, son of Abdus Sattar of Gangati village, was killed and two other teenage boys were injured as a streak of lightning hit him while he was sitting at the veranda of a mosque after saying zohr prayers.The injured are Mizanur Rahman, 15 and Akhterul Islam, 17.In Netrakona, Mitu Akhter, 12, daughter of Habibur Rahman, was killed and her grandmother Safura Begum and younger brother Rakib Hossain, 8, were injured in a lightning strike at Atithpur village in Barhatta upazila.last_img read more

Best Spooky Comics for Halloween

first_img ‘Marvels’ Expands Marvel’s Podcast UniverseDamon Lindelof Starts Beef With Alan Moore Ahead of HBO’s ‘Watch… It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’re breaking out our favorite costumes, buying all the candy that we need to last us through the winter, and consuming the massive amounts of scary movies, TV shows, and, of course, comics that make Halloween one of our favorite holidays.  Here, we round up dope comics that you should be getting into this spooky season. Buckle up. You’re in for a fright.LazarettoThis is one comic that still floats around in our minds because it’s just that damn good. Combining Lord of the Flies with 28 Days Later and Contagion, Lazaretto locks you in and makes you claustrophobic and sick (in a good way). Written by horror great Clay McLeod Chapman, with Jey Levang on art and Aditya Bidikar on letters, Lazaretto plants itself in you and refuses to let go. Jey Levang’s art for it sticks out to you. It’s so gnarly and gross, but just what you need to make this story pop. You can read Lazaretto right now on Comixology. If you like Jey’s art in this series, also check out is their comic HeLL(P) co-created with C. Vinter.Get it HereIce Cream ManYou’ll never scream for a comic like you’ll scream for Ice Cream Man. Ice Cream Man is an anthology comic and tells stories that thread themselves together by our man of the hour, The Ice Cream Man. W. Maxwell Prince will be your new favorite writer leaving this book, and you’ll be begging to get out of this story alive. Ice Cream Mandrips with Twilight Zone vibes, but there’s so much more within these insanely creative and bonkers stories.Get it HereHarrow CountyCullen Bunn is undoubtedly one of the dopest horror writers right now. He knows how to tell a scary story that sticks with you for a while. This is why Harrow County has lasted for so long. Once you’re in Harrow County, you won’t be leaving it. It’s a haunting brilliant and stunning, skin-crawlingly good gothic horror story. And with Tyler Crook on art, you’re absolutely in for a real treat. If you’re also looking for some more spooky Cullen Bunn writing, check out the Cold Spots series with Mark Torres at Image that’s clever, spooky, and way too good to miss.Get it HereAfterlife of CharlieIf you’ve never read an Archie Horror series, we need to fix that for you right now. You’ll want to start your adventure with Afterlife of Archie, which is as dark and disturbing (while being wonderfully written and scary) as you’re gonna get. Oh, and it has zombies, too. What’s not to love about that? You should also pick up Jughead the Hunger (Jughead as a werewolf!), Vampronica, and, before the Netflix show hits, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.Get it HereBabyteethPeople are sleeping on Babyteeth, and that just won’t do. Babyteeth is like Rosemary’s Baby and 16 & Pregnant combined. Yeah, no one wants that right? Written by Donny Cates with art by Garry Brown and Mark Englert on colors and Taylor Esposito on letters, it’s a comic that tells the hardships of being a teenage mother and raising a child. And the difficulties of, oh, having assassins, organizations, and other people trying to kill your kid. Your usual teen-mom predicaments. Coates keeps you guessing and asking “What the hell!?” Trust us, you will.Get it HereRevivalOne of Tim Seeley’s best works, Revival is a rural horror comic that doesn’t stop once it starts going. It has the horror aspect with the dead coming back to life, but it also has science fiction elements to sweeten the deal. Creators Tim Seeley and Mike Norton worked with Mark Englert on colors to create the creepy and sinister narrative. Revival feels like The Leftovers but in reverse. It has an insanely cool cast of character, and packs surprises in almost in every issue.Get it HerePoserDo you love slashers? Do you love crazy-good narratives with your slashers? Then check out Waxwork Comics’ Poser, created by Matt Miner (W), Clay McCormack (A) with Doug Garback on colors and Taylor Esposito on letters. You’ll fall for its brilliant story, incredible cast of characters, and gory lovefest that all horror fans enjoy. You can get Poser right now with a beautiful 7-inch vinyl record with music from the comics at Waxwork Comics.Get it HereKid LobotomyBlack Crown creates unique and rich stories that you don’t see anywhere else, and goes full punk without stopping. And there’s not a damn thing you can do about it. The first comic to bless this imprint was Kid Lobotomy, a comic that goes full Kafkafever dream. Kid Lobotomy is created by Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler with Lee Loughridge on stellar colors and Aditya Bidikar killing it on letters. For more Black Crown, check out the breathtaking story of death in Euthanauts and the shared-psychosis road trip from hell in House Amok.Get it HereMore on Shows Nintendo Switch is for Comics, Too11 Superhero Movies Still Stuck in Development Hell5 Comics Kickstarters You Should Back Stay on targetlast_img read more

1 dead in headon collision

first_imgDID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!,WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite One person was killed this afternoon (Saturday) in a head-on collision between a truck and a bakkie on the N11 at the Dannhauser turn-off.The truck driver was unharmed, but the driver of the bakkie was tragically killed in the crash.The cause of the accident is unknown at this stage.Emergency personnel, RTI and police responded to the scene. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite center_img DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there!last_img read more

Sugar operating system A new OS to enhance GPU acceleration security in

first_imgResearchers at the University of California, Irvine presented Sugar (Secure GPU Acceleration), a new OS solution to enhance the security of GPU acceleration for web apps. Their research paper titled, Sugar: Secure GPU Acceleration in Web Browsers, is a collective effort of Zhihao Yao et al. Recently, GPU based graphics acceleration in web apps has become increasingly popular. WebGL is the key component which provides OpenGL–such as graphics for web apps and is currently used in 53% of the top-100 websites. However, several attack vendors have been demonstrated through WebGL making it vulnerable to security attacks. One such example is the Rowhammer attack which took place in May, this year. Although web browsers have patched the vulnerabilities and have added new runtime security checks, the systems are still vulnerable to zero-day vulnerability exploits, especially given the large size of the Trusted Computing Base of the graphics plane. Sugar OS uses a dedicated virtual graphics plane for a web app by leveraging modern GPU virtualization solutions. It enhances the system security since a virtual graphics plane is fully isolated from the rest of the system. Despite GPU virtualization overhead, Sugar achieves high performance. Unlike current systems, Sugar uses two underlying physical GPUs, when available, to co-render the User Interface (UI), One GPU, to provide virtual graphics planes for web apps The other one to provide the primary graphics plane for the rest of the system. Thus, this design not only provides strong security guarantees but also provides enhanced performance isolation. The two GPU designs in Sugar OS for secured web apps The researchers presented two different designs of Sugar in their paper; a single-GPU and a dual-GPU. In both these designs, web apps use the virtual graphics planes created by the virtualizable GPU. The main difference between the two is the primary graphics plane. Single-GPU Design target: They designed a Single-GPU Sugar for machines with a single virtualizable GPU. The main targets of this design are commodity desktops and laptops using Intel processors that incorporate a virtualizable integrated GPU (all Intel Core processors starting from the 4th generation, i.e., Haswell [99]). Primary Graphics plane, in this design, uses the same underlying virtualizable GPU but has exclusive access to the display connected to it. Dual-GPU Design target: The dual-GPU Sugar is designed for machines with two physical GPUs, one of which is virtualizable. The main targets for this design are high-end desktops and laptops that incorporate a second GPU in addition to the virtualizable integrated Intel GPU. Primary graphics plane, here, uses the other GPU, which is connected to the display. However, Dual-GPU Sugar provides better security than single-GPU Sugar, especially against Denial-of-Service attacks. Moreover, dual-GPU Sugar achieves better graphics performance isolation. The researchers demonstrated that Sugar reduces the Trusted Computing Base (TCB) exposed to web apps and thus eliminates various vulnerabilities already reported in the WebGL framework. They also showed that Sugar’s performance is high, providing similar user-visible performance with existing less secure systems. Read more about Sugar OS in detail in its research paper Read Next Introducing MapD Cloud, the first Analytics Platform with GPU Acceleration on Cloud A new WPA/WPA2 security attack in town: Wi-fi routers watch out! 5 examples of Artificial Intelligence in Web appslast_img read more

Zimbabwe minister detained over president insult

first_img Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   Top Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix New Year’s resolution: don’t spend another year in a kitchen you don’t likecenter_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk It is an offense under sweeping security laws to undermine the authority of the 88-year-old longtime ruler Mugabe.Insult offenses, with a penalty of a fine or imprisonment, are common. A Zimbabwean salesman spent four months in jail earlier this year after being found with cartoons of a naked Mugabe on his mobile phone.Mangoma was cleared last year on corruption charges he says were a political ploy.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Patients with chronic pain give advice HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – The Zimbabwe prime minister’s party says its minister of energy was detained for questioning by police on allegations he insulted President Robert Mugabe by wishing him dead.The party says Elton Mangoma, who is in charge of power and gasoline supplies in the troubled economy, was released later Wednesday. He allegedly said at a political meeting in May: “Mugabe die. Mugabe go.”last_img read more