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VHP leader Pravin Togadia goes “missing”, says Ahmedabad police

first_imgVHP leader Dr Pravin Togadia has gone “missing” and Ahmedabad police have formed four teams to locate his whereabouts, said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ahmedabad J.K. Bhatt, while denying that he has not been arrested either by Gujarat or Rajasthan police as was being speculated by VHP workers and followers.“We are trying to find his location. He left in an auto around 10:45 this morning from VHP office in the city,” Mr Bhatt told media persons in a briefing amidst speculations of Dr Togadia’s detention or arrest by Rajasthan police in a decade old case.Mr Bhatt said that Dr Togadia enjoys Z plus security cover but on Monday; he did not take any security guard with him while leaving from the VHP office in an auto along with a bearded man.“Rajasthan police team came to Ahmedabad after an arrest warrant was issued against VHP leader. Our police extended help Rajasthan cops to visit Dr Togadia’s residence and also VHP office but we could not find him in either location,” Mr Bhatt said.He added that the Ahmedabad police are in constant touch with VHP leaders to trace Dr Togadia’s location.As soon as the news of his alleged detention spread, hundreds of VHP workers gathered at Sola police station and threatened to launch a nationwide protests of Dr Togadia was not released immediately.Some local leaders even expressed fear of his encounter by cops from Rajasthan and Gujarat. “Pravinbhai is missing, his mobile is switched off and his location is not traceable,” Gujarat VHP leader Ranchhodbhai Bharwad told media.Also read: Togadia found unconscious, hospitalised | I may be ‘eliminated,’ says Togadialast_img read more

Sharp Rise in Outbound Remittances From India, Shows RBI Data

first_imgThe outflow of remittances from individual residents of India during the month of January 2018 set a new record, with $1.2 billion being sent abroad, according to data from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).The outflow was as much as $8.17 billion between April 2017 and January 2018, the Economic Times reported, citing the RBI figures. The figure has more than doubled from the same period last year as more people are paying for children’s education in universities overseas, foreign tourism and spending money on gifting relatives staying abroad, the statistics showed. As much as $4.6 billion was sent by Indians overseas during the first 10 months of 2016-17.Resident Indians can send up to $250,000 per year to their relatives overseas for gifts or donations, maintenance of close relatives abroad, business trips, and medical treatment or studies abroad, besides other reasons.Approximately 90 per cent of the outbound remittances were meant for education, tourism, and payments and gifts to relatives in foreign countries, the report added. Although outflows were limited to $50,000 a year initially, the amount was increased gradually to $250,000 a year per person.“It is clear Indians are traveling abroad more and also high net worth individuals are encouraging their offspring to study abroad and sponsor their education,” Moin Ladha, a partner at law firm Khaitan & Co, was quoted as saying in the report.The trend had earlier prompted Western Union to offer its Indian users an option for outward remittances. “We have got this outbound license to send money out of India. With the Indian economy growing stronger, people want to send money abroad to relatives, to invest in businesses and to students overseas. You can pay me in rupees and I can pay in any currency,” Western Union chief executive Hikmet Ersek had said then.In 2017, RBI data showed that the money sent abroad for education grew to $278 million in September 2017 from $160 million a year ago. Also, the money sent abroad for travel increased to $398 million in September 2017 from $217 million in 2016, and that spent for the upkeep of close relatives grew from $160 million in September 2016 to $227 million in September 2017, according to a Business Standard report.It is not just the outward remittances that have grown. India is also expected to receive increased remittances from abroad this year. India’s remittances are expected to grow at 2.5 per cent in 2018, according to the World Bank report released on Oct. 3. India was also the top remittance receiving nation from the United Arab Emirates in the fourth quarter of 2017, revealed statistics from the UAE’s monetary authority. India received a total of Dh14.8 billion, which comprised 34.2 per cent of the total remittances worth Dh43.2 billion during the fourth quarter. Related ItemsEconomyRemittancelast_img read more

2nd ODI: Williamson, bowlers script New Zealand’s first win on Indian tour

first_imgCaptain Kane Williamson struck the first hundred for New Zealand on their tour of India to set up a thrilling six-run victory in the second one-day international and end his side’s winless run. (SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY)Chasing 243 for victory, the hosts were reduced to 183 for eight in the 41st over but all-rounder Hardik Pandya (36) and number 10 batsman Umesh Yadav (18 not out) added 49 for the ninth wicket to take their team close.But Pandya fell in the penultimate over and then Tim Southee bowled out last man Jasprit Bumrah in the final over for his third wicket as India folded for 236 with three balls to spare. (Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasts batsmen after Kotla defeat)The 26-year-old Williamson, New Zealand’s batting mainstay, hit a measured 118 off 128 balls to anchor his team’s innings after India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field.Williamson’s eighth ODI hundred had put New Zealand on course for a big total but the hosts, who won the first match of the five ODI series after blanking the tourists 3-0 in the tests, pulled things back brilliantly in the last 10 overs. (India vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI: This is how Williamson, Southee derailed India at Kotla)The skipper added 120 for the second wicket with Tom Latham (46) after New Zealand had lost Martin Guptill without scoring in the opening over but the side could manage only 40 runs for the loss of six wickets from their final 10.Paceman Bumrah and leg-spinner Amit Mishra picked up three wickets each for the hosts. (New Zealand win second ODI against India: In pictures)advertisementIndia’s chase got off on the wrong foot in the face of some disciplined bowling by New Zealand who picked up wickets at regular intervals to put pressure on the batsmen.Dhoni (39) and Kedar Jadhav (41) steadied the innings with a 66-run stand for the fifth wicket after the side had been reduced to 73 for four in the 20th over.But after Dhoni fell to a superb one-handed return catch by Southee, the chase seemed to be out of India’s reach.New Zealand’s grip on the match tightened after Axar Patel and Mishra fell in the same over to Guptill’s part-time off-spin before Pandya, the player of the match in the first ODI, and Yadav took India to the brink.The third match of the five-ODI series will be played at Mohali on Sunday.last_img read more

Tributes pour in for Vinesh Phogat after historic Asian Games gold

first_imgVinesh Phogat became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Asian Games gold after she defeated Japan’s Yuki Irie in the 50 kilogram women’s Freestyle final on Monday.Vinesh completely dominated the contest, taking a 4-0 lead initially before stretching it further to 6-2 to pocket the bout.Vinesh had hardly broke a sweat in her semi-final encounter against Daulatbike Yakshimuratova of Uzbekistan, whom she trounced in mere 75 seconds by technical superiority (10-0).Earlier in the year, Vinesh had won the gold medal in women’s 50kg freestyle wrestling at 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. She had defeated Jessica MacDonald of Canada in the final.READ – Vinesh Phogat 1st Indian woman wrestler to win Asian Games gold medalIn men’s, India won only one gold medal from Bajrang Punia (65kg) on Sunday.This is how social media reacted to Vinesh Phogat’s historic win:Congratulations to @Phogat_Vinesh for winning gold medal in 50kg.Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) August 20, 2018What a stupendous performance by @Phogat_Vinesh!She wins 2ndfor India at #AsianGames2018 in the women’s freestyle 50kg Womens Wrestling. Way to go champ! #IndiaAtAsianGames Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 20, 2018Take a bow!#TeamIndia has its first Woman Wrestler to have brought home a Gold in the #AsianGames! Two years after her career nearly ended at the Olympics #VineshPhogat becomes the champion of Asia.You have made us proud @Phogat_Vinesh ! India (@ioaindia) August 20, 2018Same Opponents..Very contrasting results!Vinesh Phogat Vs Sun YananPic1 :Olympic 2016Pic2: Asian Games 2018Those few secs today where Vinesh looked like she had leg cramps brought tears in my eyes.. And then the manner in which she pulled the victory! Hats-off! #VineshPhogat Sports Fan! (@SportsFan_India) August 20, 2018Proud moments coming in from Indonesia #AsianGames2018 Vinesh Phogat strikes GOLD for INDIA Sports (@ddsportschannel) August 20, 2018Heartiest congratulations to @Phogat_Vinesh for winning #Gold in the 50 kg freestyle category at the #AsianGames2018#AsianGames #VineshPhogat Patel (@praful_patel) August 20, 2018Proud Moment For her and for all of us.Go Girl #VineshPhogat Upadhyay (@aaUpadhyay23) August 20, 2018(With inputs from IANS)last_img read more

FESCO Icebreaker to Guide Ships in the Arctic

first_imgImage Courtesy: FESCOAdmiral Makarov, an icebreaker owned by Russian shipping line FESCO, is to provide pilotage of vessels with containers, general and national economic cargo to the ports and port-points of Chukotka and the Northern Sea Route (NSR) in the eastern sector of the Arctic Region. The 7,560 dwt icebreaker left the home port of Vladivostok on July 8 and is currently on its way to the waters of the NSR.The 1975-built vessel is expected to arrive at its destination on July 16, where it will start piloting the vessels.Admiral Makarov features 14,058 gross tons, a length of 134.83 meters and a breadth of 26.07 meters.last_img read more

Falmouth District Elementary School is the Ice Dreams Showcase of the Year

first_imgToday, Feb. 9, students from Falmouth District Elementary School will be celebrating their school’s outdoor ice rink with the help of the Department of Health Promotion and Protection, Go for Green and the Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia. The school was selected as this year’s showcase. Falmouth District Elementary is a great example of staying active and enjoying outdoor winter fun. The initiative was started by Fred MacLean the school’s principal, Kathy Kehoe, director of recreation, and the school’s active students. The volunteers and students of Falmouth District Elementary have taken the lead in maintaining the ice rink. “It’s great to have the kids involved with the project,” said Ms. Kehoe. “We’re teaching a lot of lessons here. I’m proud of them for taking on the responsibility.” Ice Dreams, a Go for Green national initiative, is delivered provincially by Health Promotion and Protection and the Recreation Facility Association of Nova Scotia. As part of the campaign to Take the Roof of Winter, Ice Dreams encourages the development and use of new and existing outdoor rinks in Canada.last_img read more

Over Five Tons of Cannabis Seized Northeastern Morocco

Rabat – The judicial police of the northeastern city of Nador seized, on Thursday, 5.5 tons of hashish and arrested two individuals suspected of links with a criminal drug trafficking network.One of the suspects was wanted by the Central Bureau for Judiciary Investigations (BCIJ) and Nador’s police district, for drug trafficking and forgery, the national police said in a statement.The two individuals were arrested in the locality of Taourirt Boussetta, 7 km from Nador, the statement said, noting that the five vehicles were also seized during this operation. They were remanded in custody to complete the probe conducted under the supervision of the competent public prosecutor, while investigations are underway to arrest all the suspects involved in this case. read more

Post offices in West Africa offer electronic money transfer services under UN

14 October 2009Some 300 post offices in six West African countries have begun offering electronic money transfers as part of a United Nations-backed initiative to use technology to help ensure that rural populations and migrant workers have access to better services. The first phase of the joint project involving the Universal Postal Union (UPU), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Groupe La Poste is focused on post offices in Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, the UPU announced today.The 300 post offices are now connected to the UPU’s worldwide electronic payment network, an application that allows the post offices to process the sending and receiving of customers’ money.The electronic payment network relies on the Postal Payment Services Agreement, an international pact that sets the rules of exchanges among member countries. read more

Sri Lanka launches touristfriendly tuk tuk service in Colombo

Tuk tuk drivers who have successfully completed the training program ceremonially received the logo and their certificates from the Prime Minister at the event. The logo and the branding will allow tourists to easily identify the ‘tourist-friendly’ tuks and obtain their services. Over 750 tuk tuk drivers have been trained by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) so far, in several districts, under its tourist-friendly training programs. All drivers who successfully complete the program will get a special ID from the SLTDA, in addition to the tourist-friendly logo and the certification.The project is implemented under the Budget proposals presented by Finance and Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera for the year 2018. The SLTDA said the tourist-friendly program will also cover eating places and homestays in the future, uplifting the quality and standards of the Sri Lankan tourism industry.A similar service was launched in 2009 as well. Sri Lanka launched a tourist-friendly tuk tuk service at Galle Face Green in Colombo today under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.The ‘tourist-friendly’ logo is a pride mark to distinguish high-quality tourism-related service providers in Sri Lanka. The initial rollout of this pride mark will be for tuk tuks in the Colombo district. Subsequently, it will also cover the rest of the island, including other major tourist cities. read more

UN launches new standards for disarming demobilizing and reintegrating exfighters

“We’re very proud of the work we’ve done so far in places like Sierra Leone and Afghanistan, where more than 134,000 combatants laid down their arms with the UN’s help, but we acknowledge that we can do better,” said UN Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown. “That is why these standards are so important; they will allow us to ensure that all phases of the process — from disarmament to demobilization to reintegration of former combatants back into society – are carried out smoothly, with due attention to the special concerns of different groups and situations,” Mr. Malloch Brown said. Many aspects of the new Integrated Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Standards (IDDRS) are “field-tested,” having been drawn from the best practices of various UN agencies and missions currently working in peacekeeping. The UN has been involved in supporting DDR programmes since the late 1980s. In the past five years alone, DDR has been included in the mandates for multidimensional peacekeeping operations in Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Liberia and Sudan. Simultaneously, the UN has increased its DDR engagement in non-peacekeeping contexts, such as Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Republic of Congo, Indonesia (Aceh), Niger, Somalia, the Solomon Islands and Uganda. This extensive experience has fostered a body of knowledge about the specific needs of key groups, including female combatants, children associated with armed conflict, and cross-cutting issues like gender, HIV/AIDS, and health. In parallel, attention has increasingly been paid to the longer-term requirements for stability, based on a growing awareness of the link between successful disarmament and demobilization and genuine and lasting opportunities for ex-combatants to reintegrate into their peacetime communities. The new Integrated DDR Standards acknowledge the difficulty of transforming individuals who have been scarred by conflict, in some cases for years or even decades, into productive members of their societies. In order to ease the transition, the Standards call for measures to provide psycho-social counseling, job training, educational opportunities and mechanisms to promote reconciliation in the communities where they return. Jointly developed over the past two years by staff members from peacekeeping missions, UN country teams and Headquarters, the Standards are being launched together with three accompanying tools that will ensure their widespread application.The Operational Guide aims to help users find their way through the IDDRS by briefly explaining the key guidance in each area, highlighting practical steps for the planning, implementation and evaluation of DDR programmes.The Briefing Note for Senior Managers contains key strategic and policy guidance.The web-based DDR Resource Centre ( includes all of these documents, and serves as the UN’s ‘one-stop shop’ for all related information. “We’ve learned that while different combatants in various contexts may have similar concerns and needs, there are also many specific factors that must be taken into account,” explained Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. “A child soldier must be reunited with his family, while a person living with HIV/AIDS will have particular health concerns that require attention.” “By refining our approach to DDR,” he continued, “We can better help each ex-combatant to ultimately reintegrate into society, so that they can go from being a cause of insecurity to a force for growing stability in countries urgently in need of committed people who can contribute to the rebuilding process.” Also participating in the launch was Kathleen Cravero, Assistant Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), who said that a common approach to DDR in the UN system is a basic requirement for cooperation with its international and local partners. “Whether in Afghanistan or Haiti or Sudan, we must operate based on a coherent set of principles. This new set of standards is a system-wide accumulation of our DDR knowledge and experience. It is a concrete example of how the UN can deliver as one,” she said. The launch was simultaneously held in New York and Geneva. In both locations the launch of the IDDRS was followed by a panel discussion, including statements by representatives of Sierra Leone and Sweden on national or international initiatives on DDR. read more

Ohio State athletics reports 19 NCAA violations

Ohio State women’s hockey and baseball rank the highest in NCAA violations among OSU athletics. Credit: Robert Scarpinito | Managing Editor for DesignAn impermissible academic benefit by a former Ohio State football player was one of 19 NCAA violations OSU athletic teams reported between Jan. 1 and Sept. 12. The OSU football team reported two violations, with one still awaiting a decision from the NCAA on further action against the program.The Lantern filed a public records request through the university on Sept. 12, and the request was completed on Oct. 17.According to the document of self-reported violations, the university received information about possible academic misconduct on Feb. 6, 2015. On July 25, 2015, the Committee on Academic Misconduct charged the former student athlete with academic misconduct. The hearing was delayed until March 3 at the request of the student-athlete, citing his work obligations and being out of state at the time.In Spring 2014, COAM found that the former student-athlete met with his assigned Student-Athlete Support Services Office tutor for regularly scheduled appointments at an approved institutional tutoring site. During these tutoring appointments, the former student-athlete and the tutor exchanged multiple emails that had one of the student-athlete’s African American and African studies course papers and final exam attached to the email. Several of the emails were sent outside of the appointment times, which is a breach of SASSO practices.In the investigation of the files, COAM concluded that the file sizes and word counts had changed at some point during the exchanges on both assignments. Due to some of these exchanges occurring outside the appointment times, COAM was not able to conclude whether the former student-athlete worked on the assignments with the tutor on the tutor’s computer, which is permissible, or the tutor acted alone in making adjustments to the assignments — which is not permissible.The former student-athlete said he would often work on his assignments on the tutor’s computer if he forgot his own computer, then he would either email the assignments to himself, or the tutor would email it to him later, according to the document. When asked during the hearing, the former student-athlete told COAM that he “had no recollection” of the changes made to the attached assignments in the email exchanges.COAM believed there was enough evidence to charge the former student-athlete with academic misconduct and sanctioned disciplinary probation for one academic year on the institution and reduced the former student-athletes final African American and African studies course grade by a full letter grade.In addition, the institution relieved the tutor from duties on Jan. 13, 2015, well before COAM began investigating the case. COAM told The Lantern that it could not comment on any cases, current or past, citing FERPA guidelines. An OSU team spokesman could not identify the former student-athlete for The Lantern.The case was self-reported on April 28. At the time of the fulfillment of the public records request on Oct. 17, The NCAA had yet to decide if further action is necessary — the only such case of the 19 that is awaiting action.The only case involving the OSU men’s basketball program was impermissible contact on an official visit, where the prospect engaged in conversation on the sidelines at the OSU football game against Hawaii on Sept. 12, 2015. This was in violation of the NCAA Bylaw which limits permissible recruiters to staff members. The exceptions to the rule include unavoidable incidental contact made with the prospect by people of interest connected to the program, provided that the contact is not prearranged.A spokesman for the OSU men’s basketball team did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request to confirm the identity of said prospect or the former student-athlete he conversed with. But on Sept. 12, 2015, it was reported by multiple media outlets that former five-star recruit, and current Arizona Wildcats freshman, Kobi Simmons was on his official visit at OSU, while former Buckeyes Evan Turner, Mike Conley, D’Angelo Russell and Michael Redd were seen at the football game.The violation was reported on Jan. 1, 2016.The women’s ice hockey team is tied with the most NCAA violations of any OSU athletics program from Jan. 1 to Sept. 12 with three, all under former head coach Jenny Porter who was fired amid NCAA violations. Here are the details of her exit from the program.The OSU baseball team also had three NCAA violations, including an athlete incorrectly certified as eligible during the the 2014-15 academic year. The Compliance Office found on Sept. 23, 2015, that the student-athlete participated in 20 contests and received competition-related expenses during the season while ineligible.The violation was reported to the NCAA on March 17 and the institution submitted a payment of $5,000 for allowing the student-athlete to compete while ineligible. The NCAA found that no further action was necessary given that the institution paid the $500 fine for each of the 10 games played by the student-athlete while deemed ineligible, totaling $5,000.The second of the OSU football team’s violations involved 48 prospective student-athletes receiving free admission to an OSU football camp. The prospects were associated with the athletic training and development company Rising Stars Recruiting. Rising Stars provided a check to the institution to pay for the 48 prospects who attended the camp, but a stop payment was placed on the bad check when the Athletics Business Office attempted to process the check. Therefore, the 48 prospects received free admission to the camp.For the rest of the NCAA violations, read here. read more

What Happened To The Seahawks Rushing Game

The Seattle Seahawks are at a pivotal point of their season, in 2nd place in the NFC West with a record of 5-3 going into their Thursday night game against the Arizona Cardinals this week. Their big question mark: what’s happened to their running game? In the video above, Neil Paine outlines how a lack of a rushing attack may hamstring the team if it makes the playoffs.

Mens Hockey No 15 Ohio State to face rival No 17 Michigan

Ohio State’s junior-forward Mason Jobst (26) steals the puck away from Notre Dame’s sophomore forward Mike O’Leary (19) during a Big Ten conference matchup at the Schottenstein Center on November 3, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio. OSU lost 1-4. Credit: Alex Hulvalchick | For the LanternThe No. 15 Ohio State men’s hockey team (6-3-3, 1-3-0-0 in Big Ten) will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, after an off week to face off against No. 17 Michigan (6-4-2, 2-2-2-1 in Big Ten) in a battle between one of the nation’s best offenses and the Buckeyes’ shutdown defense.The Wolverines are tied for third in the nation in scoring offense at 3.83 goals per game, which includes putting in 11 goals in a series against then-No. 4 Minnesota. That series ended in an 5-4 overtime win and a 6-6 shootout loss for Michigan. Minnesota ranks in the top 10 in scoring defense, allowing only 2.29 goals per game.The Buckeyes match the impressive offensive numbers with a scoring defense that is also tied for third in the country, allowing only two goals per game. Head coach Steve Rohlik said  the success is more about his own team performing well than preparing specifically for the opponent.“It’s about our detail, it’s five-man defense five-man offense and that’s what we’ve been stressing all year,” Rohlik said. “It’s about how we play and what we do, we know how good they are, we know what they can do, and again it’s about us going out there and executing our game plan.”Senior forward Tony Calderone is Michigan’s most powerful scorer this season, netting 10 goals on just 44 shots, good for fifth in the NCAA. Michigan’s key playmaker all year has been sophomore forward Cooper Marody, who is fourth in the nation with 20 points, and tied for second with 16 assists.“They can beat you with a lot of different guys and certainly guys like [Calderone] have been putting points up on the board, again I think it’s just about our team defense, it’s not about one guy, it’s about our five guys on the ice,” Rohlik said.Michigan changed head coaches for the first time in 33 years this offseason with the retirement of former NHL player Red Berenson. Berenson led the Wolverines to 11 NCAA Final Fours and two national championships. He was replaced by Mel Pearson, who was Berenson’s assistant coach from 1987-2011.“As a young coach being able to stand there and look down at a legendary Hall-of-Famer in Red, it’s almost like every game you walk away going ‘that’s unbelievable,’” Rohlik said. “Certainly Red’s missed … but Mel’s doing a heck of a job up there.”The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry transcends every sport, and hockey is no exception. Most games within this matchup are filled with big hits and trash talking. In a game last season, the bad blood escalated into a massive fight after an 8-6 Michigan victory last season.Michigan has won 11 of the 18 matchups against Ohio State in the past five seasons, but the Buckeyes have won five of the past eight meetings against their rivals.“We don’t like those guys and we know that they don’t like us,” junior forward Dakota Joshua said. “I think it’s really cut throat and we really take those games to another level.”Joshua is one of five Ohio State players born in Michigan, and he said there is an added intensity to perform in his home state.“Switching over sides, coming down to Ohio State was a big deal, and going back to Michigan there’s always some extra pride, extra chip on your shoulder that you want to stick it to them and prove them wrong.”This weekend series is the first of two the teams will share this season. With both teams teetering on the edge of the USCHO rankings week after week, these games may mean more than ever when when determining which teams make the NCAA tournament at the end of the year.Puck drop is set at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Friday game will be shown live on Big Ten Network. read more

Prince Harry leaves children laughing with tale of how his fingers arent

first_imgThe collars are matched with underground wiring which sends out a beep when cows roam too close to it, emitting a small current if they attempt to cross.”You don’t want to wear it?” joked the Prince, as he was talked through the technology by John Phillips, grazing and landscape project officer at City of London’s Epping Forest. “It’s so nice to have it unfenced,” Prince Harry told him. “That’s the way it should be. That’s the way it has to be.” Told some of the cattle go on to be sold as beef at the local shop, Prince Harry said:  The prince told children it was down to them to conserve their local woodland and stop it being built on The Prince then moved on to interrogating primary school children about their educational conservation activities, including pond dipping, investigating tree health and creating art out of material in the forest. He awarded one group, from High Beech School an A* for their centipede made out of wood.Nkimo, nine, said: “He said it was lovely that we came out of the classroom.”At one point, he made the schoolgirls laugh by pulling an exaggerated sad face.Kate Masters, heritage school officer, explained: “He said his own daffodils had come out a bit too early so wouldn’t last. He wasn’t happy about that.”The Prince told another group that it was brilliant to “run around outside, especially in the mud”, adding: “When I was at school I never got to do any of this stuff.”He told boys from Walker Primary School  “Everybody takes places like this for granted. You don’t see what it [the forest’s ecosystem] is doing so you don’t think about it.”There are a lot of people who want to make money by building buildings [on land like this], but it’s going to be up to you guys to protect it, your generation.”Dawud, 11, said: “He was telling us we have to be kind because if we don’t look after it who will? It made me feel inspired.”Ethan, ten, said  that it made him feel “under pressure”, adding: “It encouraged me.”I thought he would be really posh but he’s more laid back than I thought he would be” The Prince planted a tree and unveiled a plaque at the Field Studies Centre to dedicate Epping Forest to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy The Prince planted a tree and unveiled a plaque at the Field Studies Centre to dedicate Epping Forest to the Queen’s Commonwealth CanopyCredit:John Stillwell/PA Wire He also met a future Invictus Games competitor, who trained as a forest keeper thanks to Help For Heroes and impressed the Prince with his change of career.The Prince spent Wednesday morning at the Wood Pasture Restoration Project which is part of conservation initiative The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC).Wearing a warm grey jumper and sturdy boots, he was introduced to a pair of longhorn cattle, mother and daughter Lucky and Ragamuffin, who were wearing £250 satellite collars to keep them in the forest, where fences are not permitted. The prince told children it was down to them to conserve their local woodland and stop it being built onCredit:John Stillwell/PA Wire The Prince went on to watch tree surgeons maintaining the ancient oaks, using chainsaws above him in the treetops. There, he met Sam Hobbs, a 26-year-old forest keeper who is studying countryside and wildlife management thanks to Help For Heroes.After two tours in Afghanistan with the Parachute regiment, he suffered a nerve injury while on exercise in the Falklands in 2012 and had his left leg amputated below the knee. The prince asked children about their educational conservation activitiescenter_img He now hopes to join the next Invictus Games, telling an impressed Prince Harry he can already do a 13 second 100m on a prosthetic leg and plays wheelchair basketball.”That’s quite rapid,” Prince Harry replied.Hearing about Mr Hobbs’ change in career, he told him: “I know nothing stops you, you’re a paratrooper.”Speaking of the transition from forces to civilian life in general, he added: “We have to remember that when you leave the force you have to somehow integrate yourself in society. You need to appreciate you’re not invincible.”We could do better to prepare people for that. You’ve been looked after by the army for so many years, and you have got to somehow reintegrate yourself in society.”Prince Harry then moved to a second engagement, where he met staff at Happy Loppers, a project for adults with special educational needs who undertake habitat management work at the forest. “I’ve been told how important your work here is,” he said, praising the “good fresh air” away from the road. Prince Harry concluded his visit by planting a new tree close to the Queen’s Oak Tree, under which Queen Victoria made a public address when she opened Epping Forest in 1882, dedicating it to “the use and enjoyment of my people for all time”. “So it’s the most local beef you could imagine? That’s the dream, isn’t it?”More and more people nowadays want to know about traceability.” The Prince of Wales is famous for his green fingers, but his talents in the garden may have skipped a generation, it appears.For Prince Harry has told schoolchildren of his garden disappointment, after his spring daffodils came up too early.On a visit to Epping Forest, where he was shown around the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, he told children it was down to them to conserve their local woodland and stop it being built on.  Show more The prince asked children about their educational conservation activitiesCredit:John Stillwell/PA Wire Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

Live streaming nearly as popular among nurseryage children as teenagers

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Live streaming is nearly as popular among nursery-age children as teenagers, figures show.Research by Internet Matters, which educates parents about their children’s online behaviour, found that nearly as many children aged four to five are livestreaming their own content as those aged 14 to 16.Among the youngest children, 13 per cent are using livestreaming apps to film and post content online, while among teenagers the figure is 17 per cent. Overall almost one in three children aged between six and 10 post live content “sometimes”, the survey found. The research, which involved interviewing 2,000 parents, found that children were less likely to vlog or livestream as they reached their older teenage years as they became more image conscious and busy with other activities.YouTube was the most popular platform for children use to broadcast content, followed by Facebook Live and Instagram Live.Dr Linda Papadopoulos, a psychologist who works with Internet Matters, said: “Live-streaming is another example of how kids have moved their lives online and are increasingly using digital platforms as a way of crowdsourcing their identity. “Instead of exploring a passion to become a singer or dancer by putting on a performance for the family, kids can log on to different platforms and feel as though they have a ready-made audience.”Last month research published by children’s charity Barnardo’s showed that children are at risk of grooming on livestreaming sites.Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan said: “Our research shows that children use livestreaming apps that are not appropriate for their ages so tech giants need to ensure they put robust age-verification rules in place.” read more

Man forced to tweet apology 100 times by court

first_imgA Malaysian court is enforcing an old classroom punishment as part of a settlement that has been updated for the modern world. A social activist by the name of Fahmi Fadzil made the fatal mistake of using his Twitter account to accuse Female Magazine and its owner, Blu Inc Media, of mistreating a friend who was pregnant. Fadzil clearly thought it wise to apologize for the accusation within hours of making it, but alas it wasn’t good enough as indicated by a letter he received from the company’s lawyers which eventually led to a settlement with the company.Fadzil received a unique punishment that takes the platform he used to make the false claim and turns it into a method of punishment. Utilizing his own Twitter account, he must post 100 tweets apologizing. Those apologies must be spread out equally over a three day period. His tweets began on Thursday morning and will finish up sometime on Saturday. Though each apology basically says the same thing, indicating there is some copying and pasting going on, Fadzil has uniquely numbered each post as verification of how many he has done so far toward his sentence of 100 tweets.AdChoices广告Though it can’t be much fun to tweet the same thing over and over, Fahm Fadzil is getting his 15 minutes of fame as a result of his punishment. He’s received a lot of attention on Twitter from followers and is even expected to appear in a live webcast with Aljazeera based in Washington. Fadzil has received some offers to assist in posting his apologies, but he has had to turn them down due to the fact that the settlement stipulates all apologies have to come from his Twitter account. When @nala_nat asked what his plans were after completing the 100th tweet @fahmi_fadzil responded, “to get some rest.”Read more at The Next Weblast_img read more

La Trobe assures progress on Dardalis Archives

first_imgLa Trobe University has told Neos Kosmos that significant progress is being made on classifying key elements of – and making accessible – the Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora. Concerns have been raised in Victoria’s Greek community as to what resources have been (and will be in the future) provided by La Trobe University to manage the archives – a unique collection of millions of documents relating to Greek settlement in Australia. The vast archive of newspapers, photographs and personal documents dating back to the 1880s has the potential to provide a unique resource for researchers and authors. But before it can operate as a fully-functional and accessible resource, considerable work has to be undertaken to classify the archives, identify the most important documents and establish an effective database to enable proper access. The archives have been in the care of the university since 1992, when their management was the responsibility of the EKEME National Centre for Hellenic Studies and Research, that was part of La Trobe until it was abolished by the university in 2008. A spokesman for La Trobe University (LTU) told Neos Kosmos this week: “The community can be assured that steps are certainly being undertaken to make the archive accessible in the future. “The LTU’s governance committee has established the Greek Archives Project Committee to oversee the process.” Neos Kosmos understands that the project committee is made up of LTU staff, a Greek Studies academic, a manuscripts historian from the State Library of Victoria, and representatives of the Melbourne Greek community. LTU has confirmed that “short-term funding” has been obtained from within the University to support the project. Management and assessment of the collection has been placed as a responsibility within the LTU Library. A small project team has been established to undertake the sorting and cataloguing of the archives. The university has confirmed that two Greek-speakers with expertise and familiarity with the archives have been employed to begin cataloguing the collection. “Consistent with LTU’s recognition of the significance of the Archives to the Greek community of Victoria and Australia, the aim is that [its] contents be carefully sorted and listed into usable and non-usable categories.” The university says that identifying key documents within the archives would be based on judgements exercised by the governing body established to oversee the project – the Greek Archives Project Committee. The LTU spokesman added: “As an end result, remaining materials will be placed in permanent storage within the university, or re-housed at other public collections outside of LTU such as a museum, historical centre, Hellenic society, or other body that wishes to be the custodian of the Dardalis Archives.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Un nouveau Kindle Fire en préparation

first_imgUn nouveau Kindle Fire en préparationAmazon serait en train de préparer une nouvelle version de sa tablette tactile Kindle Fire, dont l’écran disposerait d’une meilleure définition que sur le modèle actuel.S’auf s’il opte pour une stratégie double, aux alentours de la rentrée, le Kindle Fire (notre photo) devrait faire peau neuve. Une nouvelle version de la tablette tactile d’Amazon serait ainsi en préparation, selon des informations glanées par All Things Digital, pour une commercialisation aux environs de la rentrée de septembre. Et selon le site américain, c’est surtout sur la définition de l’écran qu’Amazon a particulièrement travaillé. De 1024 x 600 pixels sur le Kindle Fire actuel, elle passerait ainsi à 1280 x 800 pixels sur la nouvelle.À lire aussiArchos 35 Carbon, 50 et 53 Platinum : prix et caractéristiques des premiers smartphones du constructeur français Cette information, obtenue auprès d’une source proche d’Amazon, qui laisse aussi entendre que le ratio de la Kindle Fire passerait de 1.71 à 1.60. Un ratio qui semble la norme dans le secteur puisqu’Acer pour sa tablette Iconia Tab, Toshiba pour sa Thrive ou, plus récemment Google pour sa Nexus 7 ont également fait ce choix. En outre, All Things Digital a ajouté plusieurs éléments que l’on devrait retrouver sur ce nouveau Kindle Fire. Ainsi, il semble que l’appareil sera doté d’un capteur photo et vidéo et surtout d’une nouvelle version du système d’exploitation Android, extrêmement modifiée par les soins d’Amazon. Le géant du e-commerce souhaite en effet, comme à son habitude, mettre en avant ses propres produits par ce biais. Un gros reproche des utilisateurs du Kindle Fire devrait aussi être éliminé avec la présence probable d’un bouton physique pour régler le son. Quant à son positionnement dans le marché des tablettes tactiles, il semble qu’Amazon ne modifie pas sa stratégie d’un produit accessible au plus grand nombre. Un marché porteur, comme le montre le choix similaire de Google pour sa Nexus 7. Pour en savoir plus sur ce Kindle Fire revu et corrigé, il faudra néanmoins s’armer de patience et attendre la conférence Amazon annoncée par de nombreux sites pour la fin de cet été.      Le 9 juillet 2012 à 19:00 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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New Long Bay High may be delayed says Minister

first_img TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Only Doug and Ralph and Ruth can fit, that’s why Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Aug 2015 – The latest from the Minister of Education on the new government high school for Providenciales is that the institution may not be ready for the 180 seventh graders. The PDM had expressed their doubts on the completion of the project in time for September 7th 2015 during House of Assembly debate a week ago; and Minister Akierra Missick confirmed this week that after a review of the site, she sees that it is possible that Jamalco will not be done with the construction which saw ground broken in February. Media is informed that in a report due tomorrow, it will be determined whether or not the Long Bay High will be open in time. Recommended for you Related Items:akierra missick, delayed, house of assembly, long bay high, Pdm TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOAlast_img read more