Kolkata: The state government will install a new statue of Pandit Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar at Vidyasagar College, Partha Chatterjee, the state Education minister, said on Friday.The statue of Vidyasagar was vandalised by BJP workers after the roadshow of Amit Shah passed through Bidhan Sarani on Tuesday evening. While some BJP workers broke open the lock of the main gate of the college, others scaled the wall and entered the college premises and then smashed the half bust statue of Vidyasagar. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned that Narendra Modi while addressing a gathering in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday said the Centre will install a statue of Vidyasagar made of “panch dhatu” in the college. Reacting to his statement, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that the state government will install the statue on its own and does not need any help from Modi. Chatterjee also said the state government will set up a museum on Vidyasagar but did not specify where it would come up. It may be mentioned that the house of Vidyasagar in Badurbagan off Amherst Street has been maintained and the table he used to write on, the bench where he used to sit have been preserved. Also, the letter written by him to Kadambini Ganguly, the first Bengali graduate in 1886 who later became the first Indian doctor and received training in England, has also been preserved. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayHe said the state government has chalked up an elaborate scheme to observe the bicentenary of Vidyasagar. It has also been decided that Barna Parichay which he wrote for children to get them acquainted with Bengali alphabets, will be distributed free of cost among children. Chatterjee added that after the Mamata Banerjee government came to power in 2011, the birth anniversaries of the great sons of Bengal are being observed in a befitting manner. The 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and Dwijendra Lal Roy had been observed. Chatterjee said the ancestral house of Vidyasagar at Birsingha village in Midnapore has been renovated. Vidyasagar had played a major role to spread education among women and widow remarriage. For children, he wrote Barna Parichay, Kathamala and Betal Panchabingsati. Michael Madhusudan Dutt, one of his close friends, wrote about him “The man to whom I have appealed has the genius and wisdom of an ancient sage, the energy of an Englishman and the heart of a Bengali mother.”
Investigators have found additional wreckage of Rescue 116 in an area of interest It’s now believed that the helicopter had no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself. Share43 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Mar 21st 2017, 11:05 AM Short URL 20 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3298517 34,994 Views By Cliodhna Russell INVESTIGATORS HAVE FOUND more wreckage from Rescue 116 while abseiling down the side of the rock at the island some eight miles from Blacksod.The investigators were searching for telltale signs about what happened to the Coast Guard helicopter that has been missing since last week.Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was recovered and died later in hospital but her crewmates Captain Mark Duffy, winch operator Paul Ormsby and winchman Ciarán Smith remain missing.Up until now the focus of the investigation has been on Black Rock lighthouse, a rocky island some eight miles from Blacksod. Now investigators believe the tail struck rocks on the western side of the island.Chief inspector with the Air Accident Investigations Unit (AAIU) Jurgen Whyte said, “We can 100% confirm that there was no contact with any of the lighthouse or the building itself.Speaking on Morning Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1, he said:If the aircraft has glanced off the rock there may not necessarily be a significant mark but certainly we have picked up additional wreckage in an area of interest.“We found a number of the items had scouring, which would indicate that the aircraft had some form of solid impact with a solid structure in the tail section of the aircraft itself.To get definitive answers to this we again have to refer to the fact that we need to get the recorders, the black box and hopefully that will give us additional information about what was happening at the time.Search vessels have detected a signal which is believed to be from the underwater locator beacon attached to the aircraft’s black box, but diving teams have been hampered by poor weather.Whyte said, “The priority is towards the recovery of the three missing crewmen and then from that we would focus on seeking to recover the recorder and any wreckage we feel should be recovered.”He added that the search is “very much weather dependent as regards the maritime investigations”.Read: Investigators say Rescue 116 could have hit rocks at lighthouse> Tuesday 21 Mar 2017, 11:05 AM
New hope for Irish workers who could get access to thousands of US visas It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Senator Cotton about his opposition to the bill. 19,794 Views Image: PA Wire/PA Images NEW EFFORTS ARE underway to secure thousands of potential new US working visas for Irish people.A bill that sought to allow Irish citizens avail of surplus E-3 visas that are specifically for Australians was brought forward in the US earlier this year. It was thought that if passed it could mean up to 5,000 US visas a year could be specifically set aside for Irish citizens.The bill was passed in the US House of Representatives, without the need for a vote, early in December but then hit a serious roadblock in the Senate. It needed unanimous support in the 100-seat Senate because it was being fast-tracked but a “hold” was put on the bill by a single US senator, believed to be Senator Tom Cotton.It is now understood that US President Donald Trump has personally spoken to Cotton about his opposition to the bill. The Taoiseach and TD John Deasy, who was appointed a government envoy to US Congress to work with the undocumented Irish living in the US, were informed by Congressman Richie Neal that he will be reintroducing the bill in a bid to get it over the line. The news emerged as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar finished up his St Patrick’s Day celebrations at the White House, where he pushed for progress on the E3 visa situation in the Oval Office meeting with the US president, as well as at the Speakers lunch on Capitol Hill and the Shamrock ceremony. He thanked the US congress for its support of proposals to allow Irish people to avail of a new E3 visa programme, highlighting that the laws allowing Irish people to avail of the visas narrowly missed being passed through the US Senate last year. Chicago-based Senator Billy Lawless of Seanad Éireann previously told TheJournal.ie that it felt like the bill had been “caught in the middle” of the “mayhem and crisis” in Washington. Lawless said Cotton was being lobbied heavily by Irish diplomats and advocates but that at the time they were unaware what his objection was. Share23 Tweet Email3 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/4543283 27 Comments Image: PA Wire/PA Images By Christina Finn Mar 15th 2019, 1:09 AM Short URL Friday 15 Mar 2019, 1:09 AM
Watch: Tornado Touches Down in New Jersey, Flips CarDrone Footage Captures Tornado Damage in Ohio Stay on target A bizarre “coalnado” appeared at a surface mine in West Virginia on Monday and it looked like something straight out of a disaster movie.The “coalnado,” which occurred when a dust devil created a dark column of air, was reported at a surface mine in Elkhorn, West Virginia on July 29, Fox News reported. Footage of the swirly sight was captured by Randy Walters, who shared it on Facebook with the caption “coal tornado” and a worried face emoji. Local media outlets were also alerted about the whirlwind and nicknamed it “coalnado.” Interestingly enough, dust devils, such as Monday’s “coalnado,” develop on the surface of the ground and move upwards, WVVA noted. It’s likely that the “coalnado” was created when darker-colored coal absorbed more sunlight, resulting in a rising column of hot air that rotated due to a change in wind direction above the surface.There has been a lot of excitement over the “coal tornado” in McDowell county, which was essentially a dust devil that formed over the area. Below is a graphic from our friends at NWS Reno, NV explaining how a dust devil (or in our case a coal devil) forms. #coaltornado pic.twitter.com/rLDAW3dcT6— NWS Charleston, WV (@NWSCharlestonWV) July 31, 2019According to the American Meteorological Society, dust devils are occasionally strong enough to cause minor damage and their height is roughly 200 meters. Dust devils can develop in dryer regions that are prone to intense surface heating, clear skies, and warm weather.More on Geek.com:Watch: Tornado Touches Down in New Jersey, Flips CarWatch: ‘Poop Tornado’ Destroys Homes After Sewer Line BlockageDrone Footage Captures Tornado Damage in Ohio
Rupay transactions valued at Rs 5,000 crore were carried out during the first quarter (April-June) of 2018 on Point of Sale (PoS) and e-commerce platforms, the National Payments Corporation of India’s (NPCI) said on Monday.Monthly transaction volumes of RuPay cards on PoS and e-commerce platforms was 4 crore during the first quarter of 2018. The transaction volume and value during the pre-demonetisation period were about 1 crore and Rs 1,500 crore respectively, NCPI said.”The nation has taken a target of achieving 25 billion digital payments transactions mark in fiscal 2018. Last year, the volume of digital payments was 9.2 billion of which 3.5 billion had been contributed by NPCI. This year, we are aiming to contribute about 11 billion digital transactions,” Hota said.Recent use cases on RuPay contactless like the Kochi, Ahmedabad and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) are poised to significantly contribute towards digital transactions through RuPay cards, A P Hota, MD & CEO, NPCI, said.The recently introduced Bhim and Bhim Aadhaar are also showing positive trends, Hota said.The Bhim Aadhaar is based on NPCI’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS). AePS volume was 5 crore, 6 crore and 7 crore for April, May and June 2017 respectively. Bhim Aadhaar was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14, 2017 and is currently offered by over 1.34 lakh merchants.NCPI said that transactions through Unified Payments Interface (UPI) have crossed 1 crore valued at Rs 3,000 crore. UPI volumes were 0.72 crore, 0.93 crore and 1.03 crore in April, May and June 2017 respectively, it said.The government-backed UPI links bank accounts to facilitate quick and seamless transactions and got a big thrust recently with the Narendra Modi administration’s push towards cashless payments. According to NPCI data, about 6.9 million transactions were carried out through UPI in April.
A signboard of the ICICI bank is pictured outside a bank in New DelhiReuters filePrivate sector lender ICICI Bank on Tuesday said the RBI has approved Sandeep Bakshi’s appointment as Managing Director and CEO of the bank for three years.After the resignation of Chanda Kochhar, who was facing the inquiry, earlier this month, the bank’s board had elevated Chief Operating Officer (COO) Bakshi as the new managing director and CEO for five years until October 3, 2023, subject to regulatory and other approvals.”We wish to inform you that RBI vides its letter no DBR Appt. No. 3065 /08.88.001/2018-19 dated October 15, 2018, has approved the appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as Managing Director and CEO of the Bank for a period of three years with effect from October 15, 2018,” ICICI Bank said in a BSE filing.The private sector lender said Bakshi had joined the group in 1986. He was appointed as the MD and CEO of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company on August 1, 2010, where under his leadership the company redesigned various products, re-engineered the distribution architecture and made the significant improvement in productivity.He successfully led the listing of the company. Facing inquiry over the charges of nepotism and conflict of interest, ICICI Bank’s former MD and CEO Chanda Kochhar had quit the bank on October 4, six months before her current tenure was to end. Kochhar, 57, also resigned from all subsidiaries of the bank, including ICICI Securities where she had sought reappointment as the chairperson.
March 25, 2018 Register Now » Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 1 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global With cryptocurrency growing in popularity, you may want get a cut. But you have to be smart about investing your money in something so risky and volatile.Related: Watch Out for These Cryptocurrency ScamsAs of August 2017, more than $225 million worth of cryptocurrency was stolen, according to research compiled by CryptoGo, a cryptocurrency exchange. In 2013, the total amount of stolen Bitcoin was valued at $3 million, and in 2016 this number reached a whopping $95 million. Phishing, exploitation of software and storage and hacks are the top three ways cryptocurrency is stolen.So what can you do to prevent yourself from becoming a victim? For starters, do your research on the type of cryptocurrency you wish to invest in. It’s also important to investigate exchanges and storage methods, so you can figure out how to best protect your money. Using antivirus software and multi-factor authentication codes are also things you can do to protect yourself.Related: 4 Pros and Cons of Investing in New CryptocurrenciesTo learn more, check out CryptoGo’s infographic below.
Technology | Contrast Media | August 05, 2019 Bracco Receives FDA Approval for Varibar Thin Liquid for Oral Suspension Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for Varibar Thin Liquid (barium… read more Two brain metastases from primary lung cancer are contrast enhanced in the brain of a 61-year-old male. Speakers at AHRA 2019 will state that ProHance and other macrocyclic MR agents present a very low risk to patients. Images courtesy of Bracco Sponsored Content | Case Study | Contrast Media | January 30, 2019 Captisol-enabled Contrast Media with Reduced Renal Toxicity in Development The medical imaging market relies heavily on contrast media, injected into patients to increase the contrast of bodil read more Example of full-dose, 10 percent low-dose and algorithm-enhanced low-dose. 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December 29, 2008 – When Zemiva, an imaging agent by Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals Inc., is combined with the standard of care for the diagnostic evaluation of the chest pain patient, improved the detection of cardiac ischemia by more than 50 percent greater than the standard of care when compared to the standard of care alone. Zemiva is a fatty acid analog also known as 123I-BMIPP or Iodofiltic Acid I 123 that detects cardiac ischemia when used with a nuclear medicine camera by revealing abnormalities in the fatty acid metabolism of the heart. According to Phase 2 clinical study (BP-23) results, Zemiva’s improved sensitivity was evident even in patients whose chest pain symptoms had subsided up to 30 hours prior to the Zemiva scan.These results were consistent for the subset of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the most severe form of cardiac ischemia. In both cases, sensitivity and negative predictive value was improved while specificity was maintained. In patients with a negative Zemiva scan, there were no hard cardiac events, including myocardial infarctions or death from cardiac causes during the 30-day follow up.The trial enrolled 510 patients over 14 months at 50 hospitals throughout North America. The primary objective was to evaluate the ability of Zemiva to identify myocardial ischemia in patients who present to the emergency department with suspected acute coronary syndrome. The primary endpoint of the trial was to determine the performance (sensitivity and specificity) of Zemiva and the key secondary endpoint was to determine the clinical benefit of the use of Zemiva as a complement to standard of care. The trial met both the primary and key secondary endpoints. Zemiva was well tolerated. There were reportedly no serious adverse effects associated with the product and no patients discontinued the product due to adverse events.For more information: www.molecularinsight.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
Protective tarps set to be installed over Notre Dame by The Associated Press Posted Apr 23, 2019 4:55 am PDT Last Updated Apr 23, 2019 at 11:51 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Technicians work on top of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 22, 2019. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of thousands of other cathedrals, palaces and village spires that have turned France – as well as Italy, Britain and Spain – into open air museums of Western civilization. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) Temporary tarps are being installed to protect the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral from rainProfessional mountain climbers have been appointed to install the temporary covering Related Stories Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?Fire-ravaged Notre Dame now stabilized, firefighters leave PARIS — The man in charge of the restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral says he has appointed professional mountain climbers to install temporary tarps over the building to offset potential rain damage.With showers set to hit the French capital this week, the architect-in-chief said he had to rush the installation of the protective covers.Speaking to BFM TV station, Philippe Villeneuve said “the highest priority is to protect the cathedral from the rain to come.”He said the installation should start Tuesday.Notre Dame isn’t expected to reopen to the public for five or six years, according to its rector, although French president Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a quick reconstruction. Investigators think the fire was an accident, possibly linked to renovation work.The Associated Press Summary cathedral|climbers|cover|fire|mountain climbers|Notre Dame Cathedral|professionals|protective|rain|restoration|tarps
The Michigan House of Representatives approved today state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation ensuring aircraft safety by requiring all weather towers be marked with orange and white alternating stripes to safeguard pilot visibility. Rep. Cole, R-Mancelona, was joined on the House floor today during session by his wife, Stacy Cole, right, as the House voted overwhelmingly to pass House Bill 4727. HB 4727 will further safeguard Michigan’s farmers and crop dusters by eliminating the possibility of a collision with one of these meteorological towers.###### 28Oct House approves Cole’s bill ensuring aircraft safety Tags: #SB, Ag, Cole, cropdusters, farmers, HB4727, METs, weather towers Categories: Cole News,Featured news,News
08May Rep. Marino hosts over 100 job providers at town hall State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township hosted local job providers for a town hall meeting with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Monday, May 7. He was joined by County Executive Mark Hackel, Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, and Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth J. Verkest.“This was a great opportunity for open discussion between local business owners and officials,” Rep. Marino said. “We must work together to encourage job growth and development for Macomb County. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the conversation.”PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Marino listens to a local business owner alongside local officials. Categories: Marino News
Categories: Hornberger News,Hornberger Photos,News,Photos Senate committee considers legislation in response to Larry Nassar scandalPHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, today testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her plan to improve an outdated law governing the removal of elected state and university board officials for gross negligence, corrupt conduct and other illegal behavior.##### 05Jun Hornberger testifies on plan to hold elected boards accountable
State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Lana Theis, as well as state Sen. Joe Hune, today issued the following joint statement on the Judicial Tenure Commission’s formal complaint filed Tuesday against 53rd District Court Judge Theresa Brennan:“While we applaud the initial step the commission has taken against Judge Brennan, it falls short of the pressing action needed for residents in Livingston County. We vehemently encourage a petition be filed with the Michigan Supreme Court featuring a recommendation of immediate suspension while the official complaint process is proceeding. Judge Brennan’s troubling pattern of improper conduct has led to loss of public trust and her no longer being fit to serve as an elected official. Simply put – accountability is needed for voters and taxpayers in Livingston County. The path that has been laid out with this decision could very well result in a process lasting months, even years, while the judge remains on the bench. Once again, we call on Judge Brennan to step down and will work to ensure she is held accountable for her transgressions.” Categories: Theis News 02Jul Livingston County state legislators reiterate call for resignation of District Court Judge Theresa Brennan
Share13TweetShare8Email21 SharesOctober 29, 2015; The Marshall ProjectThe release of 6000 federal prisoners should have every nonprofit working in low-income communities considering the part they can play in easing their path to re-entry and in developing a sense of mutual accountability between those former prisoners and the community. This job should not be seen as exclusive to halfway houses, made up largely of nonprofit organizations. They alone can’t make re-entry happen smoothly, though they have been planning for this day since April 1st, 2014. That is when the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to reduce the sentencing guidelines for federal drug offenses and to make the reduction retroactive. Congress created the U.S. Sentencing Commission in 1984. The group is designed to be bipartisan and is comprised of federal judges with the goal of providing fairness in sentencingThe nonprofit Marshall Project, a single issue news site focusing on criminal justice, referred to this release as “the largest one-time release of federal prisoners,” but that “6,000” number is made up of only about 1,000 who are going straight home from their release. Just over 20 percent of the approximately 6,000 released will go directly to immigration detention centers to begin the deportation process. Over 3,000 have already left and are in halfway houses or being monitored electronically, also known as house arrest.What has changed in the past 30 years to prompt the reconsideration of our country’s strict drug sentencing guidelines? There is, as we have mentioned before, a general bipartisan acknowledgement that over-incarceration is costing the country enormously on many levels, that the war on drugs was a failure, and that the sentences given to the prisoners of that war were too long to be justified.Although this is the largest “one time” release, this isn’t the first or largest change in sentencing guidelines. The first major change happened in 2007, when over 16,000 federal prisoners had their sentences for crack cocaine possession reduced. As you follow this story, it is important to note that when U.S. Sentencing Commission completed a study to determine if those who received the reduced sentence reoffended more than those who did not receive a reeducated sentence, they had no significant findings.How will all of this impact nonprofit work? For community-based nonprofits in low-income neighborhoods, issues of re-entry are everybody’s business. There will be job training and placement issues, health care issues, family life issues, and many more. The longer a former inmate’s stay of incarceration, the more severe these issues may be. The question that should be on top of everyone’s mind this morning is, “How can my nonprofit and my community play a part in actively reintegrating former prisoners?”Separate from the release this weekend, the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 was introduced in the Senate about a month ago. Because state and county jails also suffer the same burdens of overcrowding, most state and county governments already work with their own local nonprofits to create forensic community services for those arrested on drug charges. While the federal government takes center stage on a long overdue issue, states and their local nonprofits will be looking for a lead to follow. As with any business, nonprofit decision makers must be watching this unfold and planning for ways to be a key player in the future of reentry.With the National Day of Prison and Reentry Nonprofits just five days away, maybe this year will significantly highlight the role that nonprofits play in reintegration of formerly incarcerated community members.—Melissa WhatleyShare13TweetShare8Email21 Shares
IP set-top vendor Amino has sold and shipped its four-millionth device.Amino said the milestone device, an M540 PVR IPTV set-top box, will be deployed by Netherlands-based fibre network operator Glashart Media.Amino CEO Andrew Burke said: “This is a great achievement and one which everyone associated with Amino is very proud. While our products have changed over the years, our values have remained consistent in terms of quality, customer focus and deep industry expertise.“Amino is an export-led success story with our devices deployed by over 800 customers around the world. It’s fitting that the four-millionth device has been deployed in Europe where we have seen great success over the years.”Glashart Media’s Managing Director Bert Meijerink said: “We are pleased to share this important milestone with our valued partner Amino. From our initial deployment of the A110 SD set-top box in 2005 through the A130 HD devices and our current deployment of the next generation M540 PVRs, we have always been impressed by the quality, reliability and advanced functionality of Amino’s offering – a view shared by our many customers.”
Turksat has chosen Conax to deploy its Contego content security technology for the development of its cable TV services.In 2008, the Ankara-based cable TV and satellite operator deployed a Conax CAS7 solution for the launch of its new digital platform. Following an upgrade of the platform, Conax Contego is currently enabling distribution of services from Turksat’s 26 head-ends, providing 140 TV and radio channels to 600,000 digital TV subscribers and providing 55 TV channels to 1.3 million analogue subscribers across the country.“In 2008, we chose a Conax solution based on its strong security record, wide range of services, reliability, and flexibility. Conax has proven to be a stable security partner, and also provides foresight and support of business models today and for the future,” said Abdulkadir Sener, director of cable TV systems and operations, Turksat. “The smooth upgrade from CAS7 allowed Turksat to focus on our core business, providing highest quality offering for pay content, without disruptions.”
Nordic telco TeliaSonera has agreed to acquire a 7.87% stake in Lithuanian telco and digital TV provider Teo from East Capital for €38.9 million.TeliaSonera said it will also invite all other shareholders to participate in a voluntary takeover bid for the remaining outstanding shares. The telco will launch a public bid for the remaining shares at the same price, which will cost a total €118 million if all shares are tendered, representing a premium of 5.3% on the price of Teo’s share ahead of the announcement.TeliaSonera will keep Teo listed if a significant number of shares remain outstanding.
Sports, fashion and media giant IMG Worldwide has acquired a minority stake in LiveClips, which provides technology that enables sports viewers to watch content on multiple platforms.IMG Worldwide will be using LiveClips’ platform to create and deliver personalized game highlights to its customers.According to LiveClips, the investment will allow it to continue expanding its cloud based technological capabilities while pursuing similar partnerships with other sports broadcasters, rights holders and licensees.LiveClips works with rights owners, broadcasters and digital media publishers, capturing live, post-game and archived content, applying metadata, preparing it for digital distribution and then delivering it to multiple devices.“IMG’s investment and their decision to entrust our technology to power the delivery of personalized video content to broadcasters around the world is as good as it gets for a company like ours,” said Lewis Bakes, chairman and CEO of LiveClips. “IMG negotiates, distributes and delivers sports content to hundreds of customers around the world.Through our relationship with IMG, we have been provided a unique opportunity to capitalize on the explosive global demand for video content on smartphones, tablets, smart televisions and mobile computing devices.”