Xilinx: automotive qualified Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family enable safety critical ADAS

first_imgXilinx announced availability of the automotive qualified Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family, enabling development of safety critical ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems.  The Xilinx Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family is qualified according to AEC-Q100 test specifications with full ISO 26262 ASIL-C level certification. The product integrates a feature-rich 64-bit quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 and dual-core ARM Cortex-R5 based processing system and Xilinx programmable logic UltraScale architecture in a single device. This scalable solution is ideally suited for various automotive customer platforms by delivering the right performance/watt while integrating critical functional safety and security features. The XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family has been certified to meet ISO 26262 ASIL-C level requirements by Exida, one of the world’s leading accredited certification companies specializing in automation and automotive system safety and security.  The product includes a “safety island” designed for real-time processing functional safety applications that has been certified to meet ISO 26262 ASIL-C level requirements.  In addition to the safety island, the programmable logic can be used to create additional safety circuits tailored for specific applications such as monitors, watchdogs or functional redundancy, effectively allowing ASIL decomposition and fault-tolerant architecture designs within a single integrated circuit. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous Pixus: 9U RiCool OpenVPX chassis with superior coolingNext exceet: security for distributed devices in the IoT landscapelast_img read more

French Open 2019: Dominic Thiem ends Novak Djokovic streak to reach final

first_imgNovak Djokovic’s 26-match Grand Slam winning streak ended with a dramatic 6-2, 3-6, 7-5, 5-7, 7-5 loss Saturday to Dominic Thiem in a rain-interrupted French Open semifinal that spanned more than four hours over two days.Thiem wasted two match points with quick unforced errors when serving for the victory at 5-3 in the fifth, but he made his third chance count, smacking a forehand winner to break Djokovic in the last game.”It’s never easy to go on, go off, put the system on 100 percent and go down to zero percent in the locker,” Thiem said. “But if you win, everything is good.”The top-ranked Djokovic had trouble with Thiem, to be sure, but also with the weather, with the chair umpire and with his odd propensity for heading to the net much more often than usual, including some serve-and-volleying that often failed.”Look, there is always something large at stake when you’re one of the top players of the world and play in the biggest tournaments,” Djokovic said. “These kind of matches, one or two points decide a winner.”He was stopped two victories short of collecting his fourth consecutive major championship, a run that began on the grass at Wimbledon last July, then continued on the hard courts of the U.S. Open and Australian Open.Instead, it is Thiem, an Austrian ranked No. 4, who now gets a chance to win his first Grand Slam trophy on the red clay of Roland Garros.Thiem will face 11-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on Sunday in a rematch of last year’s final. Nadal won that one, part of an 8-4 lead for the Spaniard in their head-to-head series.advertisement”All the time, if someone reaches the finals here, it’s against Rafa,” Thiem said with a laugh.It will be the fourth straight day that Thiem is in action because of postponements, whereas Nadal will be well-rested, having played his quarterfinal Tuesday and his semifinal Friday, when he beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.Also Read | French Open 2019: Rafael Nadal tops Roger Federer in straight sets to reach finalAlso Read | French Open 2019: Teenager Vondrousova beats Konta to reach finalAlso Seelast_img read more

Brandon Weeden Talks Deion Sanders

first_imgPhoto Attribution: Icon SMIWe all know Weeden is a great quote, right? Among the variables and ups and downs of college athletics that’s one thing we can pretty much bank on.And he didn’t disappoint in an interview with Gina Mizell over the weekend. Here are some of the gems, things that might not be as funny if Weeden wasn’t the one saying them but are hilarious because he did.On the cone drills and broad jumps he has to do at the combine:It’s the final time we’ll probably ever have to do it, but it’s kind of part of the process.Basically: “I throw a football harder and tighter than anyone in the world that doesn’t currently get paid to do it and you guys are worried about how quickly I can touch a bunch of orange cones??”On throwing at the combine:I’m actually going to decide (Monday) exactly what I’m going to do. It may change, but I think as of right now, I’m leaning toward throwing. But my agent’s coming in, a couple other people (to help me decide). A lot of guys aren’t throwing, for whatever reason. I don’t know why that is. They always use the Deion Sanders comparison — he came in, ran a 4.2 (in the 40-yard dash), jumped back in his car and left. That was his strength. I think my strength is throwing the football. I’d love to throw. I’ve just got to do what’s best for me.First of all, I got a hundy saying he’s going to throw. Second, one of my favorite things about Weeden is that it’s as if he doesn’t understand this game that players and agents and the people paying both of them play. And that’s all the next two months are really, a game. He’s old school though, he’ll throw in the cold (Bedlam), in the wind (Tech), in the heat (Texas)…wherever. Just give him a football and let it ride.Also, I’ve heard that Deion story elsewhere before. I’m pretty sure it’s true and it’s definitely all-time.On where he’ll get drafted:You look back at my track record at Oklahoma State, we won some big games against some really good football teams. You can throw the other quarterbacks that are in there, we were able to beat their teams, respectively.Translation: “screw Griffin.”On what he’s going to do after the draft:I’ll probably work out at Oklahoma State if they’ll let me.Haha…yeah. If they’ll let DMase shoot Js in Gallagher-Iba too.On last year:To say it was amazing is not doing it justice. It was a special time. It was one of those things that hopefully it put Oklahoma State on the map and hopefully the fans and everybody had fun with it. I actually just watched the second half of the Fiesta Bowl for the first time. I can’t really put it into words. It really was unbelievable.I think we’ll look back in 10 years and be even more adamant about how special that ride was.There will be other Big 12 titles and maybe other shots to play for it all, but last year was special in the same way having your first child or falling in love for the first time are special. The blissful innocence is the best part.Source: OklahomanIf you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

Barca stay seven clear of Real Madrid

first_imgGirona 0 Barcelona 3: Centurion Suarez seals Catalan derby triumph Matt Dorman Last updated 2 years ago 04:36 24/9/2017 Luis Suarez - cropped Getty Images Luis Suarez celebrated his 100th league match for Barcelona with the final goal in a comfortable victory over regional rivals Girona. Luis Suarez scored on his 100th LaLiga appearance to help see off Girona 3-0 in the first top-flight derby between the two Catalan clubs.A pair of own goals either side of half-time put Ernesto Valverde’s side comfortably ahead before Suarez marked his milestone by wrapping up the three points.Girona skipper Aday Benitez was the victim for the opener when he deflected Jordi Alba’s strike into his own net to gift the league leaders an early advantage. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing And it was another own goal which doubled Barca’s lead after the interval as Aleix Vidal’s classy cut-back wriggled in off Girona goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz.Suarez added the gloss with 20 minutes remaining to seal a sixth consecutive league victory, an impressive start they last managed in 2013-14.While far from perfect at the back, Valverde’s men now sit four points clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid.24 – Luis Suárez has scored against 24 of the 25 sides he has faced in La Liga (87 goals). Predatory. pic.twitter.com/uEO04FGuCL— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 23, 2017The visitors had early joy down the right when Javier Mascherano found Vidal in behind, but the winger’s attempted cross was crucially cut out by Iraizoz.Marc-Andre ter Stegen next produced a superb one-handed save low to his right to deny Douglas, while Suarez’s inability to find a team-mate from a cut-back at the other end cost Barca a certain opener.Valverde’s side did not have to wait long for the breakthrough, though, and it came courtesy of a huge slice of fortune.After Iraizoz kept out Messi’s free-kick, the veteran keeper was left with no chance from the resultant corner as Alba’s speculative volley took a heavy deflection off Benitez on its way into the bottom-left corner.Barca began to take control by the half-hour mark and only an in-form Iraizoz prevented them from doubling their advantage, the 36-year-old quick off his line to smother another chance for Alba.Paulinho and Michael Olunga still found time to exchange wayward headers as an entertaining first half ended with the away side ahead.The lead became 2-0 almost immediately after the resumption when Vidal reached the by-line and attempted to find Suarez, who hurdled the back-heel pass and saw it trickle in via Iraizoz’s legs.4 – Barcelona top scorers in La Liga 2017/18:Lionel Messi 9OWN GOALS 3Update. pic.twitter.com/lVIM7im3s5— OptaJose (@OptaJose) September 23, 2017Girona continued to pose a threat in the air with Douglas heading another opportunity high, while Olunga nodded straight at Ter Stegen just before the hour.But any hint of a comeback was soon extinguished thanks to Suarez. The striker was put clean through by Sergi Roberto and clinically picked out the bottom-left corner to make it 3-0.With their perfect league record still intact, Barca will take plenty of confidence into their midweek Champions League trip to Sporting CP. Key Opta facts:- Luis Suarez has scored against 24 of the 25 sides he has faced in LaLiga (87 goals). – Suarez has is now eighth in the list of all-time Barcelona top scorers in LaLiga surpassing Rivaldo (86 in 157 appearances). – Barcelona were also the last side to benefit from two own goals in the same LaLiga game, which they did on April 2014 versus Villarreal.- Gorka Iraizoz scored his first own goal in LaLiga. read morelast_img read more

Brazil’s World Cup squad: Neymar, Coutinho & all 23 players

first_imgWorld Cup Brazil’s World Cup squad: Neymar, Coutinho & all 23 players at Russia 2018 Last updated 1 year ago 23:51 5/22/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Coutinho, Neymar, Gabriel Jesus Getty World Cup Brazil Brazil v Switzerland Goal takes a look at each of the goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and attackers named in Tite’s squadlast_img

White Rock Bridge Replacement

first_imgResidents of White Rock, Kings Co., are going to receive a newconcrete bridge. Design work is nearing completion and the Department ofTransportation and Public Works is seeking the requiredregulatory approvals to begin construction. The departmentexpects to have the necessary permits by January 2004. The tenderwill be issued soon, with a completion date set for July 31,2004. “The new bridge for White Rock is important to the community andsurrounding area,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportationand Public Works. “The province is helping to build a bettertransportation network in Kings County.” Drivers are currently using a single-lane panel bridge to crossthe Gaspereau River. The temporary bridge was installed in Julyafter engineers determined the old timber structure on DeepHollow Road needed replacement. White Rock Bridge is located about four kilometres southeast ofNew Minas. Approaches to the bridge will be paved next week, inpreparation for the finished structure being built. The Department of Transportation and Public Works highwaysdivision manages more than 23,000 kilometres of roads in NovaScotia. It maintains an inventory of 3,800 bridges and operatesseven provincial ferries. Staff provide services from districtoffices located in Bridgewater, Bedford, Truro and Sydney.last_img read more

Twothirds of current pot users will switch to legal retailers survey suggests

first_imgOTTAWA – Canadians who currently use cannabis expect to buy nearly two-thirds of their pot from legal retailers once recreational marijuana becomes legal in Canada, a new survey suggests.Moreover, respondents to the survey say they expect to buy cannabis more often and are prepared to pay more for the legal product, generating up to $4.34 billion in total sales next year.The findings were drawn from an online survey of 1,500 Canadians, conducted by Asking Canadians from March 6-20.It was commissioned by accounting giant Deloitte, which provides audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services for its clients.“What is certain is that legalization will open the doors to a dynamic and sophisticated industry that will create new jobs, new opportunities for businesses and new revenue for government,” Deloitte concludes in a report on the survey.“Executed well, legalization will also help shift a considerable proportion of cannabis consumption to legal channels in the years to come.”The Trudeau government intends to have retail sales of cannabis up and running by late summer, assuming the legalization bill is passed by the Senate in a vote scheduled for June 7.Overall, the survey suggests 63 per cent of respondents expect to move from illegal suppliers to legal retailers. That includes 47 per cent of frequent users and 69 per cent of periodic users.“Legalization alone won’t persuade most current cannabis consumers to completely abandon their existing suppliers,” the report says. “But our research suggests the right mix of quality, price and safety could just do the trick.”Among the things that would persuade current users to switch to legal retailers, 55 per cent of respondents cited better quality products, 54 per cent cited a range of prices, 47 per cent cited products with a range of potency and 41 per cent cited products certified to be safe.Based on the survey, Deloitte says the current average price for illegal cannabis is $8.24 per gram. Respondents said they’re willing to pay a bit more — an average of $8.98 per gram — for legal weed.Current consumers said the price would have to rise to almost $14 per gram before they’d stop buying while respondents who said they’re likely to become consumers once cannabis is legalized said they’d stop buying at about $11 per gram.“Being responsive to consumers’ price sensitivities is essential if producers, manufacturers and retailers are to be successful — and if governments are going to persuade a rising number of Canadians to purchase through legal retailers,” the report concludes.According to the survey, frequent users expect to make 22 per cent more purchases of cannabis under the legalized regime, although they expect to spend about the same each month as they do now — just less than $100.However, respondents who are currently infrequent users expect their purchases to rise by 121 per cent, with their total spending increasing by almost 70 per cent to roughly $28 every three months.While Canadians may purchase cannabis more often, the survey suggests they still won’t necessarily indulge all that often: 41 per cent of cannabis consumers said they’ll use it less than once a month. Just 20 per cent said they’ll use it every day — unchanged from current usage.last_img read more

Canada Post rotating strikes spread to Winnipeg and Brandon Man

first_imgOTTAWA – Manitoba is the latest province to be hit by rotating strikes by members of the Canadian Union of Postal Workers.CUPW says 1,500 members walked off the job in Winnipeg at 10 p.m. local time Sunday and that workers in Brandon, Man., set up picket lines at 12:01 a.m. Monday.The union also reported on its website Sunday night that strikes were continuing in Niagara Falls, Ont., and in IIes-de-la-Madeleine, Que. Those job actions began on Friday and Saturday respectively.CUPW members have been conducting rotating walkouts across the country as special mediator Morton Mitchnick tries to resolve the labour dispute.Nearly 9,000 CUPW members walked out for two days last week in the Greater Toronto Area, creating delivery delays for tens of thousands of Canadians awaiting letters and parcels across the country.The union has said that Canada Post needs to come to the bargaining table ready to talk about the issues that matter — health and safety, equality for (rural and suburban mail carriers) and an end to precarious work.”For its part, Canada Post says it has made “significant offers” to CUPW — which include increased wages, job security and improved benefits — and has not asked for any concessions in return.last_img read more

The Situation Becomes An Animal Advocate For PETA

first_imgJersey Shore may be about to kick off its final season, but Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino already has his next gig lined up: animal advocate.The Situation PETA AdThat’s why Sorrentino, who recently spent time in the Celebrity Big Brother (CBB) house, teamed up with PETA US for a brand-new campaign that calls attention to the homeless animal situation. In the ad, the CBB finalist shows off his celebrated six-pack amid a rowdy crowd of felines and next to the words, “Too Much Pussy Can Be a Bad Thing” The ad concludes, “Spay or neuter today.”“It definitely was overcrowded, and I learned that there’s been a problem, and it’s a growing problem,” Sorrentino said of the homeless animal overpopulation crisis following a recent visit to an animal shelter. “Fix your animals.” Sorrentino also cautions everyone that adopting a dog or cat is a lifelong commitment and urges anyone who witnesses animal abuse to call the authorities immediately.Each year, thousands of cats and dogs in animal shelters must be killed because there aren’t enough good homes for them. Other animals are abandoned on the streets, where they starve to death, get injured or killed by vehicles or fall prey to abuse. Adopting – not buying – is the answer. Also, the best way to minimize the number of homeless cats and dogs is by always having companion animals spayed or neutered.Sorrentino joins a long list of celebrities, including Justin Bieber, Kellan Lutz and Simon Cowell, and reality TV stars, such as Lauren Goodger and Chantelle Houghton, who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to help fight animal abuse.For more information, visit PETA.org.uk.last_img read more

February PV sales dip 111 may miss fullfiscal forecast

first_imgNew Delhi: Domestic passenger vehicle (PV) sales dropped 1.11 per cent in February, making it the seventh decline in eight months, prompting auto industry body SIAM to suggest that it will miss even the scaled down forecast of 6 per cent for the ongoing fiscal.The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said uncertainty ahead of elections coupled, weak market sentiment and unfavourable factors like high interest rates and insurance cost are continuing to affect sales. In its latest data, SIAM said domestic PV sales were at 2,72,284 units in February, down from 2,75,346 units in the same month previous year. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in Sep”What we are seeing is that the market sentiment is subdued. Interest rates are still high and we have not been able to recover from the impact we have had earlier on the year,” SIAM Director General Vishnu Mathur told reporters here. The sales decline in February is the seventh instance in the last eight months, with the only positive growth since July last year coming in October, he added. In the April-February period this fiscal, PV sales have grown 3.27 per cent at 30,85,640 units as against 29,87,859 units in the year-ago period. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsWith people postponing discretionary spends like buying cars ahead of the elections, coupled with the current subdued sentiments, Mathur said it was unlikely that March sales will be high. “So we are more or less looking to end the year at around 3 per cent growth which we have witnessed so far,” he added. In the beginning of the fiscal, SIAM had projected 8-10 per cent growth for PV sales but it was revised to around 6 per cent after dip in sales from the third quarter onwards. In February, PV market leader Maruti Suzuki India posted 0.19 per cent increase at 1,39,912 units. Hyundai Motor India saw its PV sales decline by 3.13 per cent to 43,110 units. Mahindra & Mahindra, however, posted 16.86 per cent growth at 26,106 units. SIAM said domestic car sales were also down 4.33 per cent to 1,71, 372 units as compared to 1,79,122 units in February 2018. MSI’s car sales were down 3.25 per cent at 1,00,513 units. Hyundai Motor India also witnessed a decline of 6.43 per cent at 32,792 units. Honda Cars India, however, posted a jump of 46.53 per cent at 10,920 units in February this year. Total two-wheeler sales in February were down 4.22 per cent to 16,15,071 units compared to 16,86,180 units in the year-ago month, SIAM said. Motorcycle sales last month declined by 0.58 per cent to 10,47,486 units as against 10,53,596 units a year earlier. Market leader Hero MotoCorp posted 1.65 per cent increase in its bike sales in February at 5,44,073 units. Rival Bajaj Auto also posted a growth of 6.28 per cent at 1,86,523 units, while Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) witnessed a decline of 11.66 per cent at 1,45,260 units. Scooter sales in February stood at 4,92,584 units as against 5,60,653 units in the same month last year, down 12.14 per cent, SIAM said. Scooter market leader HMSI saw its sales dip by 19 per cent to 2,63,299 units during the month. Similarly, Chennai-based TVS Motor Co also witnessed 8.68 per cent drop in scooter sales at 83,543 units during the month. Hero MotoCorp posted 19.36 per cent decline at 56,543 units. Sales of commercial vehicles was also down 0.43 per cent to 87,436 units in February, SIAM said. Vehicle sales across categories registered a decline of 3.65 per cent to 20,34,768 units from 21,11,804 units in February 2018, it added. Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor India said on Friday that it would launch a subscription model initially in six cities across the country as part of its partnership with self-drive car-sharing firm Revv. Hyundai Subscription aims to provide an opportunity to the customers to experience Hyundai product portfolio, with hassle-free ownership, flexibility and limited commitment through subscription-based ownership model.last_img read more

Any form of child labour shouldnt be allowed in LS polls DCPCR

first_imgNew Delhi: “There should not be any form of child labour during the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls,” wrote the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) to District Magistrates inDelhi. The DCPCR letter accessed by Millennium Post reads that “Lok Sabha election is likely to be held in the month of April/May 2019.” “Your attention is invited to the letter written by the secretary of the Election Commission of India in the year 2017 regarding the prohibition of the use of children by political parties during election campaigns and engagement of child labour in the election-related activities.” Also Read – Gurdwara Bangla Sahib bans single use plastic”It should be ensured by all political parties and election officials that children are not involved in any election-related process and activities with the directions may be followed by all meticulously, “reads the DCPCR letter adding that non-compliance of the directions contained therein be brought to the notice of this commission. Roop Sudesh Vimal member DCPCR had written the letter. The child rights body also attached a letter reportedly written by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in 2017 regarding the use of children by political parties during the election Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murdercampaign. “All the officials deputed in the election process should ensure that children are not involved in any form of carrying EVMs or other materials to the election booths, strong rooms, godowns,” claimed the letter. It further added that all political parties~National, as well as State level~be directed not to use children in the election campaign in any form whatsoever, for distribution of posters, pamphlets or to participate in slogan shouting, campaign rallies, election meetings.last_img read more

Over 45K complainants visited police stations in three months

first_imgNew Delhi: More than 45,000 complainants with their grievances visited city police stations till March this year. The law enforcement agency after listening to their complaints registered over 6,000 FIRs in different cases.Police sources said that 34,140 complainants met Public Facilitation Officers whereas the concern of 14,194 people was heard by the Station House Officers (SHOs) or Additional SHOs of more than 180 police stations and units in Delhi Police. Sources further told this newspaper that 39,800 complaints relating to different natures including sexual assault, robbery, kidnapping, hurt, theft, quarrel, cheating, forgery and others came. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe nature of 563 complaints was regarding sexual assault whereas 18,65 complaints were related to missing and kidnapping. The complaints pertaining to snatching, robbery and theft were 4,982. “As many as 4570 complaints came to police related to hurt, threats and quarrel whereas in cheating and forgery 2,164 complaints were heard,” said sources adding that other complaints were 23,920. In a recent meeting, the Police Commissioner reviewed the status regarding handling of complaints at police stations and prompt registration of cases. The police chief also discussed the disposal of pending investigation cases and period of pendency of these cases especially rape and POCSO. The top cop also reviewed the status of computers with internet connections of facilitation desks in police stations. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsSources said that out of 189 police stations, 183 have PFO desk. In 85 police stations, PFOs have computer connectivity whereas in 56 stations, internet is being provided. Recently, the office of LG Anil Baijal wrote to Delhi Police for providing internet connection to Public Facilitation Desks. “It has also been desired to provide an internet connection in Public Facilitation Desks so that these Desks can facilitate the lodging of e-fir as well,” sources said quoting letter content. According to Delhi Police Annual Report of 2018, as many as 2,36,476 IPC cases were registered during the year as against 2,23,077 in 2017. The report further said that the criminal activities and space, are getting integrated, syndicated and globalised. Consequently, they pose a challenge not only to the law enforcement agencies but also to the civil society in general. Incidents in Delhi are the focus of attention not only for the National Media but also to world media and even ordinary crimes and disorders tend to be sensationalized causing an unsettling effect on the minds of the people and their perception of the functioning of the police.last_img read more

UN Balkans faces alarming levels of air pollution

The U.N. says people in all major cities across the Western Balkans face alarming levels of air pollution that are reducing their life expectancies because the underdeveloped, politically fragile region is still heavily reliant on burning coal to generate power.The report released Monday by the U.N. Environment Program was based on data from 18 cities and was prepared in co-operation with the World Health Organization and air quality institutions in Albania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.The report says people in the region “are exposed to some of the highest concentrations of air pollution in Europe . up to five times higher than the national and the EU guideline levels.” It identified the Balkans’ lack of access to renewable energy as a major cause of its air pollution.The Associated Press read more

Security Council delegation arrives in TimorLeste

A delegation of the Security Council has arrived in Timor-Leste to examine the work of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIT), which gained independence in 2002.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Representative, Atul Khare, said the visit is “an important expression of the international community’s commitment to the nascent nation,” according to an UNMIT news release.The mission said the visit would underscore the international community’s commitment to the stabilization and development of Timor-Leste and the need for ongoing support to bilateral and international partners aiding Timorese efforts towards self-reliance.Ambassador Dumisani Kumalo (Head of Mission) from South Africa, Ambassador Liu Zhenmin from China, Luc Joseph Okio from the Republic of the Congo, Muhammad Anshor from Indonesia, Diana Eloeva from the Russian Federation, Ambassador Peter Burian from Slovakia and United States Ambassador Jackie Wolcott are expected to hold discussions the Timorese authorities on how to help the country consolidate progress. “The Security Council is expressing its full support for Timor-Leste and for the United Nations presence here, and we are very grateful for that support,” said Mr. Khare.“It is an important acknowledgment – by the international community – that there has been success in stabilizing the security situation and that democratic progress has been achieved through peaceful and acceptable elections.” 27 November 2007A delegation of the Security Council has arrived in Timor-Leste to examine the work of the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMIT), which gained independence in 2002. read more

Army probing war allegations

A Court of Inquiry, appointed by the Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya to inquire into the observations, made by the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) in its report on alleged civilian casualties during the final phase of the humanitarian operations and probe as regards Channel-4 video footage irrespective of its authenticity or otherwise, is now in full progress, the Army said in a statement.The five-member Court of Inquiry appointed on 2 January 2012 by virtue of the powers, vested in the Army Commander by Regulation 4 of the Courts of Inquiry Regulations, read with the Regulation 2 of the Army Disciplinary Regulations, is headed by Major General Chrishantha De Silva, the present Commander of the Security Forces Headquarters, Kilinochchi. Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya stated that in view of a consistent policy, followed by the Sri Lanka Army from its inception in 1949 of maintaining Zero Tolerance towards any breach of Humanitarian Laws by its members during engagements such an inquiry is warranted, especially in view of the observations of the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC). A General Court Martial has the jurisdiction that is identical to a High Court Trial-at-Bar and can award any sentence, including the death penalty. The Court of Inquiry has already commenced its proceedings. A Court of Inquiry is an initial fact-finding inquiry, akin to a non-summary inquiry by a Magistrate. If there is a prima facie case disclosed against any person from the evidence led before the Court of Inquiry, a General Court Martial, is convened to try the alleged offenders, the army said. read more

Hackfest showcases work of technology enthusiasts

Join a group of interested technology enthusiasts as they build, deconstruct, mash-up, and re-envision information from the web.Set in an informal environment, attendees at Brock Library Hackfest V.2 will be free to mix, mingle, discuss ideas, and to begin working on prototypes or drafting solutions.The event is set for Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in TH 269 C, Centre for Digital Humanities.New this time is a “Getting Started with Arduino” workshop from 10 a.m.-noon.Never been to a Hackfest before? No problem. The only requirement is your curiosity and a laptop.The Brock Library and the Centre for Digital Humanities will provide the coffee, breakfast, Wi-Fi, and whiteboard space.There will also be a collection of electronics to use in your collaborations (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, etc.).The event is open to anyone interested in attending. Admission is free.At the end of the day there will be an opportunity to briefly present what you’ve hacked.The most interesting presentation wins a prize. read more

Luke Tasker making CFL debut this weekend

He’s only been with the Tiger-Cats for ten days, but it looks like Luke Tasker, who was released by the San Diego Chargers about four weeks ago, will be making his debut in black and gold this weekend.Ticats head coach Kent Austin says that one of Luke Tasker’s greatest attributes is his speed, and things have been moving very fast for the 22 year-old, who signed last Tuesday, and will make his first CFL start on Saturday night.“It’s a pretty quick transition, a pretty drastic change from where my life was 2-3 weeks ago to where it is now,” he says.Rookie of the Year candidate Greg Ellingson is still nursing an undisclosed lower body injury which opened the door for Tasker to join the same offensive style he excelled-at when he played at Cornell for Austin, and his offensive coordinator, Tommy Condell.“It came back a little faster than i expected it to. I feel good with the way it is and it’s been a lot of work in the last 2 weeks, and a lot of help from the coaching staff, being able to get the memorization back, but i’m feeling pretty comfortable.”Luke’s dad, seven-time NFL pro-bowler, Steve Tasker, will be making the trip to Guelph to see his son’s professional debut, with the rest of his family, who live just an hour and a half away in upstate New York.“I can tell you what his advice is going to be: Just relax and do your job as best you can, you can never play outside yourself, and you gotta have fun doing this. I’m just excited that my family gets to come see me, that means a lot to me and i know they’re excited for me as well,” he says. 00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 read more

New UN report favours government intervention in world economy

Introducing the 2001 Report on the World Social Situation report at a press briefing in New York, Sergei Zelenev, Director of the Social Analysis and Policy Unit in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said the report argues that “there is still a need for government intervention in the global economy.” The authors conclude that it would be “naïve and short-sighted to simply rely on the free hand of the world market, expecting that the tide will lift all boats at the same time,” he added.One of the authors, Maria Amparo Cruz-Saco, an Associate Professor of Connecticut College, said the report documented the global shortage of decent, productive employment. “The problem is that the likelihood that a worker can get a permanent job that has associated with it benefits that can help the person endure short-term and long-term risks is shrinking,” she said.While there had been some development successes, she said, in general policies over the last 10 years had not led to less poverty or increased economic growth. Levels of poverty remained high and inequality persisted. “On top of that, maybe the prospect for economic growth is slowing down,” she added. Another author, Giovani Andrea Cornia, a Professor at the University of Florence, said the report showed that progress in the global economy had been inadequate and unequally distributed. “Growth is increasingly less egalitarian,” he said, noting that in two-thirds of all countries – both developed and developing – inequality had increased in recent years. “This cocktail of slower growth, less stable growth, more unequal growth and conflict-ridden growth is unlikely to lead to massive improvement,” he said.The 300-page report, which was prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, assesses major trends in socio-economic development, covering such topics as institutional frameworks, living conditions, social protection, social disruptions and equity. read more

Mens basketball 2018 shooting guard recruit Dane Goodwin has decommitted from Ohio

Upper Arlington four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin goes up for a shot against Westerville South on Jan. 24, 2017. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorOhio State lost the only commit it had remaining in its 2018 recruiting class when four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin decommitted from the university Monday, 270Hoops’ Zach Fleer reported on Wednesday.Goodwin’s father, Damon Goodwin, confirmed to The Lantern his son has reopened his recruitment.’18 Upper Arlington SG Dane Goodwin has opened his recruitment and decommitted from Ohio State. He will still consider OSU, however.— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleer270) June 21, 2017Goodwin ranks as the fourth-best recruit in the state of Ohio, and 74th-best overall according to 247sports composite rankings. He is also the 16th-best prospect at his position.The Upper Arlington product committed to the Buckeyes on Dec. 1, 2014, after being recruited by former Ohio State men’s basketball head coach Thad Matta.Goodwin met with current Buckeye head coach Chris Holtmann last week to discuss the commitment. The shooting guard is the third player in his class to decommit from Ohio State. Three-star small forward Justin Ahrens reopened his recruiting process on June 6 and four-star small forward Darius Bazley decommitted from the program on April 26. read more

Nearly twice as many Irish travelled to UK for bankruptcy proceedings in

first_imgTHE NUMBER OF Irish residents who relocated to England in 2012 for the purpose of declaring themselves bankrupt was nearly double the year before.Figures from StubbsGazette have shown that 129 people travelled in 2012, compared to just 69 in 2011.As the year progressed, however, the rate at which people travelled began to decrease, with figures for Q1 of 2012 showing an increase of 131 per cent on Q1 of 2011, whereas the increase in Q4 of 2012 as compared to the same time period in 2011 was just 39 per cent.Just 35 people were declared bankrupt in Ireland in 2012, less than a third of those who travelled to the UK.The managing director of StubbsGazette, James Treacy, said that the upcoming changes to bankruptcy procedures in Ireland – which includes the discharge period being reduced from 12 years to three years – “may stem the minor tide of Irish people seeking bankruptcy in the UK.”It is certainly not practical for the vast majority of people considering the bankruptcy option especially if they have children who would have to be relocated in the UK with all the attendant headaches that entails.Personal insolvency estimatesA recent Red C survey carried out on behalf of StubbsGazette found that 6,900 people are likely to apply for bankruptcy in Ireland within the first year of personal insolvency legislation being introduced, an increase of nearly 20,000 per cent on the 35 that applied in 2012.Read: New insolvency regime may not help troubled mortgage holders – Troika >last_img read more