Deputy jailer suspended in Chhattisgarh for social media post on tribal’s torture

first_imgA deputy jailer, posted at the central jail in Chhattisgarh’s capital city Raipur, was suspended on Saturday for a social media post alleging torture of a tribal women by the security forces in the state’s Maoist insurgency-hit Bastar region.Varsha Dongre, the deputy jailer of Raipur central jail, had claimed in a social media post last week that she had seen tribal girls being stripped at police stations in Bastar and tortured.“I have seen the torture. The tribal girls were given electric shocks on their breasts and wrists. I have seen the marks and I was horrified. Why are such small tribal girls being subjected to third-degree torture? Our constitution and law system do not allow such inhuman torture. It’s time for us to introspect and the truth will come out. The people getting killed on both sides (during the Maoists-Security forces conflict in Bastar) are Indians. The capitalistic system is being forced into Bastar, villages are being burnt, tribal women are being raped. Is it really being done to end the Maoism?” Ms. Dongre had alleged in her post after the Maoist attack on the CRPF in Sukma which had led to the death of 25 CRPF men.Ms. Dongre had deleted the post after it went viral on social media. However, the jail department of Chhattisgarh police had ordered an inquiry against her.“Ms. Varsha Dongre has been suspended and charge-sheeted after it was found in a preliminary inquiry that her conduct was in violation of service rules and other rules,” Giridhari Nayak, the Director General of Police, Jail administration, Chhattisgarh police, told The Hindu.An officer of the same department revealed on the condition of anonymity that it was Ms. Dongre’s social media post which led to her suspension as its language was “extremely offensive”.Known to be an upright officer, Ms. Dongre had also opined that the fifth schedule of the Indian constitution should be applied in tribal areas and the “so-called development” should not be imposed on tribals.“The tribals do not want the Maoists. They want the Maoism to end but the way our country’s security forces are targeting the dignity of their women and daughters, burning their houses and slapping false cases against them, where will they go for justice?” the suspended deputy jailer had alleged in her post.Ms. Dongre could not be reached for her reaction despite repeated attempts.last_img read more

RJ Barrett, No. 2 Duke pull away to beat Georgia Tech

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “That’s our only way of survival in this league,” coach Josh Pastner said. “We have to be really, really good defensively, and that’s who we’ve been in our time here. … That’s just kind of who we are and what we do, and if we don’t do that, we’re not going to have any chance of success.”Duke: Three-point shooting has to be a concern for the Blue Devils, who entered ranked 13th in the ACC for hitting just 31 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. This was the second time in eight days that Duke shot in the teens — or worse — from 3-point range. The Blue Devils hit just 9.5 percent, after a 14.3-percent performance in the victory over Virginia.INJURY REPORTJones was back in the starting lineup less than two weeks after separating the AC joint in his right shoulder, an injury that only cost him two full games. The ACC’s leader in assist-to-turnover ratio had four assists to one giveaway while adding four rebounds, a steal and six points on 3-of-7 shooting. “I feel like I wouldn’t play unless I’m 100 percent,” Jones said. “I wanted to make sure, mentally, I felt like I was 100 percent and I feel like I am now.”STAT WATCHCam Reddish was much better passing the ball than he was shooting it. Reddish was just 1 of 11 from the field — and 1 of 8 from 3-point range — but had a career-high six assists, including one long-distance lob to Williamson that the freshman phenom slammed home to give Duke its largest lead to that point, 56-44, with about 6 minutes left.UP NEXTGeorgia Tech: Plays host to No. 11 North Carolina on Tuesday night.Duke: Visits Notre Dame on Monday night. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Abdoulaye Gueye had 14 points and Michael Devoe added 11 for the Yellow Jackets (11-9, 3-4), who have lost four of six but threw a scare into Duke for most of the day. Evan Cole’s layup put them up by eight points with just over 18 minutes left and prompted Krzyzewski to take that turn-it-around timeout.“He just challenged us to get back to playing like ourselves,” Jones said. “We weren’t showing any energy, any enthusiasm — nothing out there. We were extremely dead and we knew we just had to pick it up, have a little life.”Georgia Tech led 38-31 when Gueye banked in a jumper with just under 16 minutes remaining, but turned it over on five of its next seven possessions. That coincided with a Duke’s 21-4 burst keyed by eight straight points from Barrett and capped by a layup from Williamson that made it 52-42 with just under eight minutes remaining.BIG PICTUREGeorgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets’ tricky zone defense frustrated the ACC’s highest-scoring offense, holding Duke to a season-low 27 first-half points and building an eight-point lead early in the second half. It was precisely the kind of gum-it-up game they wanted, but they couldn’t keep Duke contained over the final 15 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Duke’s RJ Barrett, right, chases the ball as Georgia Tech’s Michael Devoe (0) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019. Duke won 66-53. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski could tell something was off with his Duke team, so he burned a timeout shortly after halftime to talk about it.That the second-ranked Blue Devils responded with yet another double-figure victory taught the Hall of Fame coach something significant about them.ADVERTISEMENT US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants RJ Barrett had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Duke pulled away to beat Georgia Tech 66-53 Saturday in point guard Tre Jones’ return to the lineup.“Our guys were just different (after that timeout), which says a lot about them,” Krzyzewski said. “This is a game you lose if you’re thinking about being a winner. It’s a game that winners win, when you can turn it around with 18 minutes to go and just really not playing well, and then playing great.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsZion Williamson added 22 points to help the Blue Devils (17-2, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their third straight and 12th in a row in the series with Georgia Tech.Duke finished a season-worst 2 of 21 from 3-point range but hit 52 percent from the field in the second half to win its lowest-scoring game of the year.center_img ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ LATEST STORIES Painters frustrate Gin Kings PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

Sensirion: humidity sensor for battery-driven applications

first_img Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: slim-lightweight, EN 60601-1 certified 10.1″ medical touch Panel PCNext Toshiba: interface bridge devices for automotive infotainment Sensirion presents the new ultra-low power humidity sensor SHTC3 for mobile and battery-driven applications. The SHTC3 is a digital humidity and temperature sensor optimized for battery-driven applications and high-volume consumer electronics. The sensor has been designed to overcome conventional limits in size and power consumption in order to fulfill current and future requirements, and offers an unmatched performance-price ratio. The SHTC3 improves the performance and flexibility of the SHTC1, while maintaining its proven reliability.Sensirion’s CMOSens Technology offers a complete sensor system on a single chip, consisting of a capacitive humidity sensor, a bandgap temperature sensor, analog and digital signal processing, A/D converter, calibration data memory, and a digital communication interface supporting I2C fast mode. The small 2 x 2 x 0.75 mm3 DFN package enables applications in even the most limited space. The sensor covers a humidity measurement range of 0 to 100% RH and a temperature measurement range of -40 to 125°C with a typical accuracy of ±2% RH and ±0.2°C. The broad supply voltage of 1.62 V to 3.6 V and an energy budget below 1 μJ per measurement make the SHTC3 perfectly suited to mobile or wireless applications powered by battery.With the industry-proven quality and reliability of Sensirion’s humidity and temperature sensors providing constant accuracy over a large measurement range, the SHTC3 offers the best performance-price ratio. Tape and reel packaging combined with suitability for standard SMD assembly processes make the SHTC3 ideal for high-volume applications.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components last_img read more

Man Utd target Cristante: PL perfect for me

first_imgTransfers Man Utd target Cristante: Premier League is perfect for me Robin Bairner 20:46 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Bryan Cristante - Atalanta Transfers Manchester United Leicester City v Manchester United Milan v Atalanta Milan Atalanta Leicester City Premier League Serie A The midfielder has been on the radar of a number of English clubs and is extremely open to the prospect of one day playing there Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante has put Manchester United on alert by declaring the Premier League his “perfect” destination.He has played 21 times for Atalanta so far this season and has scored eight goals, having moved to the club on loan from Benfica. The Bergamo side can sign him permanently for a fee of around €4 million but may choose to cash in on him immediately with the promise of making a huge profit. Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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 Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “So many people tell me: ‘The Premier League is the perfect place for you,’ and I agree with them. It’s physical, there’s a lot of tackling and open football. I can really see myself there,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.United, however, are not the only English side to have watched the former AC Milan youngster.“I was told at the end of a youth tournament that there were some Chelsea scouts there to watch me,” he said. “The Premier League was a dream then and it’s still a dream now, just as I hope it will be a reality in future, although I don’t know when.“Everything has its right moment. It’s one thing being attracted to a spell abroad when you are 19 years old, such as when I went to Benfica and realised I had to start all over again, but it’s another when you are no longer a kid and have already made your mark.”last_img read more

Ricky Stuart continues NRL war of words over officiating ‘bias’

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Support The Guardian Read more NRL Read more Canberra coach Ricky Stuart has doubled down on his criticism of the NRL, claiming he and the Raiders are victims of double standards off the field.Still fuming after the NRL admitted play should have been stopped after a touch judge raised his flag in the lead-up to a Cronulla try in the Raiders’ 28-24 loss on Friday night, Stuart claims head office holds him to a different standard to other coaches.Speaking on ABC radio on Saturday, Stuart said he was unable to answer when asked whether there was a bias against his club. NRL hands Jack Wighton 10-week ban after assault charge Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Twitter news “If I said there was a bias against the Raiders, they would be onto me a lot quicker than they are at the moment,” Stuart said.“They would be onto me and fine me. Yet there was another coach in the game who said there was a bias against his club and nothing was done. We get treated differently here.” “I’ve been to a number of other clubs, this club gets treated differently to other clubs I have been involved in and other clubs I know have got a higher profile and who they need in their competition.”Stuart is the NRL’s most fined coach, copping $120,000 in sanctions since his rookie year of 2002. However, he hasn’t received a breach notice since 2015.He was possibly referring to comments by Newcastle coach Nathan Brown last year that escaped sanction despite the claim his team wasn’t getting favourable calls as underdogs.Stuart’s comments come after a month of tension between the club and NRL.The Raiders were furious earlier this month when the league integrity unit increased a club-sanctioned six-game suspension for Jack Wighton to 10 matches after he pleaded guilty to assault charges.At the time, the Raiders questioned why the club had the power to announce its own sanction if it still had the potential to be overruled.Stuart’s post-game comments on Friday went well beyond the Sharks’ controversial try, claiming fans had turned away from the game following the referees’ rules crackdown this year. Guardian Australia sport newsletter: subscribe by emailcenter_img Australia sport Share on Messenger Share on LinkedIn Share on Facebook Since you’re here… Share via Email Rugby league Canberra Raiders Topics Stuart was also upset about a late forward pass call that denied the Raiders a try as they attempted to mount a late comeback following the contentious Cronulla four-pointer.The 51-year-old’s disquiet wasn’t helped when NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton admitted on Saturday the forward pass call that hurt his side was wrong.The fallout from one of the most confusing decisions of the year continued on Saturday, as Sutton telephoned Raiders coach Ricky Stuart to acknowledge the blunder.But the first-year referees boss hit back at Stuart’s claims referee crackdowns had driven fans away, insisting the NRL had become a better product under his regime.“We’ve been really consistent. If people make critical incorrect decisions which influence the outcome of matches, we’ve dealt with those individuals very consistently.” Sutton said his appointments committee would meet Monday, after a number of officials have been dropped for errors this year.The call prompted Stuart to attack the NRL, who he accused of clouding the referees’ judgments and being “the only sport in the world that change interpretations” mid-season.It’s understood Stuart’s comments are unlikely to be looked at by the NRL as a breach against the game. Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Another Bowl Bid Has Been Officially Announced

first_imgThree footballs next to a pylon(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Bowl season is officially a couple of weeks away, but a few teams have already officially accepted bids. Arkansas State is the latest to do so.The Red Wolves will appear in the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, the program announced earlier this evening. Their opponent for the December 29 contest will be a Mountain West school.The Arizona Bowl will be the eighth straight bowl game for the Red Wolves, and the ninth in school history. Arkansas State is 3-5 all-time in bowl games.Another bowl bid is official: Arkansas State is going to the Arizona Bowl.Also, winner of App St-ULL Sun Belt title game will go to New Orleans Bowl, loser to Cure Bowl.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 27, 2018Arkansas State joins Toledo and FIU as teams with confirmed bowl games. Toledo and FIU will face off in the Bahamas Bowl, it  was announced over the weekend.PASSPORTS STAMPED: It will be @FIUFootball vs, @ToledoFB in the 2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on Friday, Dec. 21 at 12:30 pm ET in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. #BowlGamesAreBetterInTheBahamas pic.twitter.com/UFtvztYpFa— Bahamas Bowl (@TheBahamasBowl) November 26, 2018The Red Wolves went 8-4 in the regular season this fall, including non-conference wins over UNLV and Tulsa.Bowl season begins on Saturday, December 15.last_img read more

Trekking: The Cambium C17 Saddle is denim for your bike

first_imgMan isn’t meant to stay indoors — our weekly “Trekking” column can attest to that. It’s a column dedicated to the adventurer inside of all of us, the one pining to ditch the office humdrum for a quick surf session or seven-week jaunt in the Grand Tetons. One day we may highlight an ultra-light stove and the next a set of handmade canoe paddles. Life doesn’t just happen inside the workplace, so get outside and live it.Levi’s has been a household name for more than 160 years — but Brooks England? — not so much. Nonetheless, the latter company has been manufacturing a melange of leather goods for nearly as long, having first set up shop in Hockley, Birmingham, in the late 1880s. The British saddle-maker now touts a welcome range of cycling apparel and goods, ranging from posh cycling jackets to custom saddle bags intended to carry on company’s traditional builds. Brooks’ newest endeavor? A partnership with Levi’s.Related: Levi’s brings the classic back with the 2015 Made in the USA CollectionThe Cambium C17 Denim Saddle ($195) brings together the best of both worlds, though, in limited supply. Each one-of-a-kind saddle takes into account a diverse range of recycled denim — all of which is culled from Levi’s Commuter Workspaces locations in Los Angeles, London, and Brooklyn last summer — thus giving it a distinct and unique feel rarely offered elsewhere. The denim saddles build upon the design of the original Cambium 17, capitalizing upon its vulcanized-rubber construction and ergonomic shape for the utmost flexibility and durability while riding. The maintenance-free saddles are also built to last much like the Cambium 17, reveling in waterproof construction designed to follow your movements.The sleek, limited edition saddle may be slightly more expensive than the traditional Cambium 17, but then again, when does anything dubbed “vintage” ever come cheap?Check out Brooks England online to make a purchase or for a closer look at the company’s various saddles, maintenance parts, bags, apparel, and other goods. 5 Best Weekender Bags for Men to Take on Their Next Getaway What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types How to Make a Whiskey Sour A Brief History of the Tervis Tumbler and Why You Need One Editors’ Recommendations 8 Best-Smelling Solid Colognes for Men last_img read more

WOMEN AND CROWDFUNDING

first_imgIndeed, the study, which analyzed 450,000 crowdfunding campaigns conducted throughout the world in 2015 and 2016, demonstrates that women are 32% more successful than men when it comes to organizing a campaign. Interestingly, the gap is observed everywhere on the planet and in all sectors of activity, including male-dominated ones such as technology. In Canada, women achieve a rate of success of 20% compared to 17% for men.READ MORE Facebook Advertisement It may be difficult for women to enter the world of business, a world in which male entrepreneurs often have easier access to traditional funding sources. Several studies have demonstrated it.However, crowdfunding seems to be changing that completely. At least, that is what emerges from the Women unbound: Unleashing female entrepreneurial potential global report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The report’s main findings are presented below.Women reap greater crowdfunding success than men“Women are better at crowdfunding than men.” That is how the Women unbound report begins. The report was produced by PwC in collaboration with The Crowdfunding Center research firm. Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

Man allegedly behind 1 million heist at Whitecap casino in El Salvador

first_imgAPTN National NewsMore details have emerged around a $1 million heist at the Dakota Whitecap First Nation near Saskatoon.Hugo Gallegos, 40, is alleged to have embezzled the money over a period of two or three years.Gallegos worked as a senior accountant at the casino and has not been since he went on holiday at the end of July.The RCMP says he has fled to his home country of El Salvador and the police agency is working with Interpol.Residents feel betrayed and are hopeful he can be caught and prosecuted.last_img read more

United to resume flights to Israel following lifting of ban by aviation

United to resume flights to Israel following lifting of ban by aviation regulators by The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2014 7:25 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.The Chicago-based airline says it will resume service to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv with a 4:45 p.m. eastern flight from Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey.A second United flight will leave Newark at 10:50 p.m. eastern.The decision comes hours after the Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.Delta Air Lines and American Airlines, the two other U.S. carriers that fly to Israel, have said they are still evaluating their plans. read more

Economic growth blows past expectations in May powered by energy industry

OTTAWA – Economic growth in the country blew past expectations in May, powered by the energy sector, posting the fastest expansion on an annual basis since October 2000 and raising expectations the Bank of Canada will raise interest rates again this fall.Statistics Canada said Friday that real gross domestic product grew by 0.6 per cent for the month. Economists had expected an increase of 0.2 per cent, according to Thomson Reuters.The Bank of Canada raised its key interest rate earlier this month for the first time since 2010. The central bank’s target for the overnight rate sits at 0.75 per cent.TD Bank senior economist Brian DePratto said the economic performance was healthy across nearly every industry.“This is only going to strengthen the case for them,” he said of the central bank.The Canadian dollar, which has been gaining ground since the middle of last month when speculation of a central bank rate hike started, was trading at 80.52 cents US, up from an average price of 79.87 cents US on Thursday.The Bank of Canada’s next opportunity to raise its key rate is in September, but DePratto suggested it would wait until its October rate announcement when it will also update its economic forecasts in its monetary policy report.Compared with a year ago, the economy soared 4.6 per cent. The result was the best since October 2000 when the economy posted year-over-year growth of 4.7 per cent.“While that very impressive headline comes with a caveat — last May was depressed by the Alberta wildfires — even excluding that factor leaves the underlying growth trend well above three per cent,” Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter wrote in a note to clients.He said the latest report puts Canada on track for roughly three per cent GDP growth this year, more than a percentage point above where consensus expectations were just six months ago.“While the blow-out headline advance no doubt exaggerates the underlying strength in growth, the fact is that every single major surprise for the economy this year has been to the upside,” Porter said.Statistics Canada said goods-producing industries rose 1.6 per cent, driven by a 4.6 per cent increase in the mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction sector.The oil and gas extraction subsector grew 7.6 per cent, with non-conventional oil extraction rising 13 per cent due to a rebound in activity after a fire at the Syncrude Mildred Lake upgrader in mid-March that curtailed production. Conventional oil and gas extraction gained 3.2 per cent.Service-producing industries increased 0.2 per cent, led by finance and insurance services. by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press Posted Jul 28, 2017 6:50 am MDT Last Updated Jul 28, 2017 at 10:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Economic growth blows past expectations in May, powered by energy industry read more

Police pursuits law jail offenders

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram New police pursuit legislation – passed by the WA State Government – which has seen 113 offenders receive minimum mandatory jail terms, has been welcomed by State Member for Perth Eleni Evangel. “I am extremely pleased with this result. It is encouraging to see that this legislation is indeed reducing the number of reckless drivers and therefore reducing the number of road injuries and deaths ,” said Ms Evangel. “Anywhere you go people will tell you that crime in general, whether on our roads or threatening our homes, is their biggest and gravest concern. I am indeed delighted at our State Government’s initiatives to protect our community,” said Ms Evangel. “On this note, it was my absolute pleasure to present a Lotterywest grant of $80,075.00 to Western Australia’s Crime Stoppers, a crucial part of the law enforcement team fighting against crime in our State.” added Ms Evangel.last_img read more

Worlds Cruelest Beer Fridge Only Opens When The Cleveland Browns Win

first_imgStay on target Beer and football go together like… well, like the Cleveland Browns and losing. This could be the year the team finally turns things around, however, and Bud Light wants to kickstart the celebration.What you’re looking at here could be described as one of the most fiendish appliances ever created. It’s a beer fridge with a twist. The twist is that the door can only be opened after the Browns win a game.For those of you who don’t track the goings-on in the NFL, Cleveland finished up last season with a perfectly imperfect record of 0-16. In 2016 they managed to pull off one measly win, down from three in 2015.It’s been a rough decade, really. In total, they’ve racked up just 38 victories and have only not finished last in their division once.But Cleveland sports fans (yours truly included) are nothing if not hopeful, and if the Cubs can win a World Series then surely the Browns can win a single, lousy football game before the end of the 2018 season.You’ve stood by us through it all. We love you for it, and so does @budlight.These special fridges will unlock celebratory beers when we get our first regular season “W”.#VictoryFridge pic.twitter.com/LgsGNabMpt— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 14, 2018When they do, the Bud Light “Victory Fridges” will unlock and share their well-chilled bounty with scores of Cleveland revelers. According to the team’s official Twitter account, 100 of the fridges have been set up in bars throughout the greater Cleveland area. A pair have been placed at FirstEnergy Stadium just in case ground zero for that first win is the Browns’ home turf.By the way, kudos to Bud for choosing to go with when the Browns win instead of if the Browns win. That’s the kind of optimism that has kept Browns fans going ever since the unceremonious end of the Bernie Kosar era.Cross your fingers, Browns fans. If you’ve stuck by the team since their return to the shores of Lake Erie then at the very least you’ve earned one free Bud Light.Read more on beer: Canadian Scientists Brew First True Cannabis Beer, Swedes Have Been Brewing Beer For 2,500 Years, Robot Predicts Consumer Satisfaction Based on Beer Head, and Budweiser Recreated a Beer George Washington BrewedLet us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Fiber-Based Six-Pack Can Rings Offer Eco-Friendly Alternative to PlasticEven More Kellogg’s Cereal Gets Re-Born as Craft Beer last_img read more

Sallie Mae extends paid parental leave to 12 weeks

first_imgUS-based college finance organisation Sallie Mae has enhanced its parental leave policy to offer up to 12 weeks of fully-paid leave for employees who are new parents.The organisation, which employs more than 1,200 members of staff in the US, will now offer 12 weeks of parental leave at full pay to employees who are the primary caregiver of the child. The secondary caregiver is entitled to four weeks of paid leave.The parental leave policy applies to new parents of children who are born by the biological parent or a surrogate, as well as adopted children under the age of five.Employees who have six months of service with the organisation and who work at least 24 hours per week are eligible for the enhanced parental leave, which is retroactive to 1 January 2016.The parental leave policy will run alongside short-term disability and Family Medical Leave Act benefits.Bonnie Beasley, chief human resources officer at Sallie Mae, said: “The bonds parents establish with their newborns or newly adopted children set the stage for a lifetime of wellbeing, and we believe our new parental leave policy makes it easier for Sallie Mae employees, regardless of gender, to build strong foundations as they start or grow their families.”last_img read more

FTSE 100 defined benefit DB pension funding liabilities rise to £705 billion

first_imgThe funding liabilities for FTSE 100 defined benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK have risen to £705 billion at the end of December 2017 from £460 billion at the end of September 2017, according to research by JLT Employee Benefits.JLT’s The FTSE 100 and their pension disclosures report, based on the IAS19 numbers disclosed in an organisation’s most recently published annual report and accounts, reported that only 19 FTSE 100 firms still provide a large proportion of its staff with a DB pension scheme, while 51 FTSE 100 companies provide a small number of its employees with DB benefits.The report also found that contributions paid into pension schemes were £3.9 billion higher than the amount contributed in the previous accounting year, and surplus pension contributions paid in excess of the cost of benefits will reduce pension scheme deficits. However, where the contributions paid are less than the cost of benefits, this will increase pension scheme deficits or reduce pension scheme surpluses.In total, the amount contributed to FTSE 100 pension schemes was £17.1 billion, up from £13.2 billion in the previous accounting year. This is more than the £6.5 billion cost of benefits accrued during the year, an increase on the previous year’s deficit funding of £5.9 billion.It also reported that 41 FTSE 100 organisations could settle their pension deficits in full with a payment of up to one year’s dividend, seven would need a payment of up to two years’ dividends to settle their pension deficits in full, and 15  would need a payment of more than two years’ dividends in order to settle their pension deficits in full.Charles Cowling, director at JLT said: “Deficits in 2017 have been gradually drifting downwards from their height in 2016 just after the Brexit vote. This is due to strong markets, despite all the political uncertainty; signs that interest rates are finally back on the way up; and news on the latest mortality tables showing that we are not living quite as long as we thought.“This is good news as we move into  2018 and will give many [organisations] and pension schemes the opportunity to settle liabilities through buy-outs which are now more affordable than they have been for some time. As a result we expect a significant market in buy-out activity in 2018.”last_img read more

Brightline train service on track to launch in tricounty area this summer

first_img— Brightline (@GoBrightline) March 8, 2017Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. (WSVN) – Train service between Miami and West Palm Beach is on track to begin this summer.Formerly known as All Aboard Florida, Brightline will offer service to Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach as part of Phase I, with Phase II in the pipeline for service to Orlando.“We have been very focused on launching Phase I of the service from Miami to West Palm Beach,” Brightline said in a statement. “Now that we are readying for service launch, we are continuing to make progress on Phase 2 to Orlando. We are currently finalizing permitting and should have a better idea of timing to Orlando after we begin operations this summer.”Michael Reininger, the former president of Brightline and now executive director of its parent company Florida East Coast Industries, told the South Florida Business Journal the company is working on securing financing and permits for the West Palm Beach to Orlando portion of the plan.“As a practical matter, there’s about 30 months of construction that needs to be done,” Reininger said. “We won’t start that construction until we finish the permitting and get the financing put in place.”Brightline debuted their first train in January, and said their second is now on its way to Florida from California. Spotted in #CA: #goBrightline’s 2nd train on its way from @SiemensUSA to #WestPalmBeach! via @JenSorentrue @pbpost https://t.co/QLCtX5o8xP last_img read more

Wilmingtons Rigaku Analytical Devices Presents Latest Handheld Chemical Threat ID Technology At

first_imgPLYMOUTH, MA — Rigaku Analytical Devices, a leading pioneer of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers, is demonstrating its ResQ line of 1064nm handheld analyzers for chemical threat identification at the 2018 Massachusetts Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians (MAHMT) conference.The conference includes a general session each day and a variety of breakout sessions related to hazardous materials response. The event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Hazardous Materials Technicians in partnership with Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Response Program, and others.The conference takes place from Wednesday, September 19 to Thursday, September 20, 2018 and is being held at Hotel 1620 at Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts.Featured at the event is the Rigaku ResQ CQL handheld 1064nm Raman analyzer which offers first responders an advanced method for identifying potential threats in an improved form factor. The enhanced ergonomics, analytical performance and sample presentation of the ResQ CQL analyzer makes it even easier to perform analysis of unknown powders, liquids, gels and mixtures – even in trace amounts using QuickDetect mode.About Rigaku Analytical Devices Rigaku Analytical Devices is leading with innovation to pioneer a portfolio of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in mission critical industries. Our core goal is to be recognized globally for quality, reliability and expertise in all aspects of our business through our commitment to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing technologically advanced products. The foundation of our company is our talented team, dedicated to continual product development efforts that improve performance and functionality, resulting in reliable, cost-effective solutions for the end user. Our rugged products utilize integrated software that combines an open architecture platform with user defined settings, delivering unparalleled accuracy and extensive application support, empowering our customers to achieve rapid lab-quality results any time, any place.(NOTE: The above press release is from Rigaku Analytical Devices via PRNewswire.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCongressman Seth Moulton Tours Wilmington BusinessIn “Business”BUSINESS BRIEF: Wilmington’s Rigaku Analytical Devices Chosen For Project Global Shield, A World Customs Organization ProgramIn “Business”Wilmington’s Rigaku Analytical Devices Launches New AnalyzerIn “Business”last_img read more

Is a Smartphone credit card reader right for your small business

first_imgWhat do you need to get started?You’ll need the right equipment to take advantage of this technology for your small business in LadysmithIn addition to your smartphone, you’ll need a credit card reader peripheral (most attach to your phone via the headphone port); an app to handle things like taxes, tips and receipts, and a service provider to get the payments from your phone to your bank.Mobile payment services, apps and smartphone credit card readers are available for most major phone models. In most cases, the card reader and app are free, with the service making its money off the fees.Will this work for your business?Before making the commitment, make sure you confirm whether a particular service and/or card reader will work with your smartphone. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Generally, businesses accepting credit card payments need a merchant account. This is a special type of bank account that works with a processor service to transfer funds from a customer’s card to the business’s bank.Keep an Eye Out for Hidden FeesMost popular mobile payment services charge a per-swipe fee. Fees for keyed-in transactions (i.e. where the card is not swiped through a reader) are higher.Also, don’t forget your phone’s role in all this. Conducting this kind of commerce requires sending data over either a Wi-Fi connection or cellular service. Depending on your phone’s data plan, coverage fees could add up quickly.You have a lot of choices when it comes to mobile payment technology. Be sure to do your homework and find the service that’s right for your business.Savelast_img read more

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FHFA Prices Continue Upward Trend in November

first_img Share in Data, Government, Origination, Secondary Market, Servicing January 23, 2013 423 Views Consistent with most industry indices, the “”Federal Housing Finance Agency””:http://www.fhfa.gov/ (FHFA) reported continued gains in its most recent “”House Price Index.””:http://www.fhfa.gov/webfiles/24914/MonthlyHPI12313Final.pdf The current index is 15.2 percent lower than the national peak reached in April 2007. [IMAGE]On a seasonally adjusted basis, prices increased 0.6 percent from October to November. This rate matches the previous month’s revised index, which was revised from a 0.5 percent increase to a 0.6 percent increase.The FHFA has not reported a decline in monthly home prices since January 2012, leaving the build-up of price [COLUMN_BREAK]changes over the past 12 months much more accelerated relative to the monthly rate. National home prices have increased 5.6 percent over the 12-month period ending in November, according to FHFA’s calculations. As is always the case, the price index varied from region to region. The Mountain division (consisting of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico) experienced a 2.1 percent increase over the month, the highest of any of the nine Census regions. The East North Central division (made up by Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio) experienced the greatest price drop over the month, reporting a decline of 1 percent. The nearby East South Central division (Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama) was the only other region to register a price decline for the month. The division experienced a 0.4 percent decline. All regions posted price increases year-over-year in November, with the Mountain division recording the highest annual price improvement (14.8 percent).The lowest year-over-year increase took place in the Middle Atlantic division (New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania), which recorded a 0.5 percent increase.center_img FHFA: Prices Continue Upward Trend in November Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies FHFA Home Prices Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Processing Service Providers 2013-01-23 Krista Franks Brocklast_img read more