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first_imgKolkata: An eight-member Trinamool legislature party delegation visited violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengal on Friday, more than a week after two persons were allegedly killed in police firing, and demanded local BJP MP Arjun Singh’s arrest for fomenting trouble in the area. Senior Trinamool Congress leaders including State Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Fire Minister Sujit Bose, Science and Technology Minister Bratya Basu and party MLAs Partha Bhowmick and Nirmal Ghosh reached Bhatpara on Friday afternoon and talked to the locals. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess Durga “People are not well. There has been constant violence and bombings in some areas. BJP has terrorised people for the last one month. The entire Bengal should see that wherever BJP makes inroads, unrest follows. There has been attacks on not just the Muslims but many Bengali-speaking people here. We have urged police to firmly handle the situation and reinstate peace,” Hakim said after meeting the Barrackpore Police Commissioner. “Arjun Singh is a criminal. He and his men have brought in arms in the area. We demand that Arjun Singh and the miscreants backed by him should be arrested immediately for keeping illegal weapons,” he claimed. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers Noting that the state government and Trinamool Congress are with the affected people of Bhatpara, Hakim said one family member of each of the deceased persons will be given a government job while the injured will be given compensation. “All those who were killed here in violence will be given jobs by the Bengal government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has already announced compensation to those whose houses have been damaged in the violence. We have asked the Police Commissioner to take the family members of the two people killed last week to state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ so that they can be given jobs as well,” the Trinamool Congress leader said. “The government has directed the police to reinstate peace. We will come again after a week to take stock of the situation. BJP is trying to foment unrest across Bengal by creating a communal divide. Mamata Banerjee has stopped them,” he said. Barrackpore Police Commissioner Manoj Kumar Verma said family members of four of seven people killed so far in the post-poll violence in Bhatpara will be given compensation of Rs 2.5 lakh. “We are told that government jobs will be provided to one member from each of the four families. This has been sanctioned so far. We have not received any details about the rest three,” Verma told the reporters here. A three-member central delegation of the BJP had visited Bhatpara and met the families of the two deceased last week. A joint delegation of Left Front and Congress went to Bhatpara on June 27 to hold a peace rally but were stopped by the police as CrPC 144 was still imposed in the area. A team of intellectuals also held a rally in Kankinara-Bhatpara area on Thursday and urged the locals to reinstate peace. Bhatpara and its adjoining Kankinara, Jagaddal, and Naihati areas under the Barrackpore parliamentary constituency have been on the boil since the general election results on May 23. Former Trinamool MLA from Bhatpara Arjun Singh, who defected to the BJP just before the 2019 polls, won the Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat while his son Pawan Singh won the Assembly by-election from Bhatpara. A fresh flare-up in the area on June 20 left two persons dead and at least four others injured when the police had to open fire, prompting the administration to impose prohibitory orders in the affected areas.last_img read more


first_imgMake A Difference Day will take place this Saturday, October 25, in neighborhoods throughout the country, bringing Americans together for the common good.Millions will participate in the nation’s largest day of volunteerism, sponsored by Gannett’s USA WEEKEND Magazine in partnership with Points of Light, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.From cleaning parks to working with local animal rescues, thousands of independently created projects are scheduled across the country, comprising efforts from individuals, corporations, universities, communities, states and nonprofit organizations. Gannett is leading nearly 100 volunteer projects across the country – with $490,000 in grant funding from the Gannett Foundation. Points of Light’s HandsOn affiliates will be coordinating projects as well.“Make A Difference Day is a chance for Americans to come together for the common purpose of doing good and helping others,” said Gracia Martore, president and chief executive officer, Gannett Co., Inc. “As a company, Gannett is built on serving our local communities, and with Make A Difference Day, we’re proud to make a positive impact in the communities we serve and hope it inspires continued volunteerism throughout the year.”“Make A Difference Day has become such a great opportunity for volunteers to change lives,” said Tracy Hoover, president of Points of Light. “If you don’t currently volunteer, Make A Difference Day is a great opportunity to start. If you already volunteer, this weekend is a great time to ask a friend to join you. Remember, a single person can change a life; millions can change our communities and our nation.”Those looking to start a project or join an existing one can do so at makeadifferenceday.com. The site has information on projects across the country detailing how they will help others on October 25. The interactive database also allows visitors to search for events in their community. Toolkits, a marketing guide and other resources are available to help project planners.Newman’s Own, founded on the philosophy of philanthropy, embraces volunteerism and awards $130,000 in grants to the top 13 projects that make a difference in their local communities. These grants can be used to expand the winner’s project or can be donated to the project leader’s charity of choice. A supporter of Make a Difference Day since 1994, Newman’s Own offers more than 100 varieties of high quality food and beverage products with the commitment to donate all profits to charity.“Since the founding of Newman’s Own in 1982, Paul Newman believed in the importance of giving back. He respected the Make A Difference Day initiative and viewed it as a great mechanism for encouraging volunteerism. We are proud to continue the tradition,” said Tom Indoe, president and chief operating officer, Newman’s Own.Award honorees will be featured in a future issue of USA WEEKEND Magazine and will be presented with their awards at an event in Washington, DC, in spring 2015. A $10,000 All-Star Award funded by the Gannett Foundation will be presented to a former national honoree who exhibits continued excellence in volunteerism.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more


By Mohamed HikalRabat – Saudi Arabia has enacted a law preventing Palestinians in Lebanon with refugee documents from obtaining a visa for hajj or umrah.Approximately 175,000 Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will be denied access to Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, the Middle East Eye reported. The Saudi foreign ministry announced the decision, which went into force on September 12. The Saudi consulate in Lebanon told travel agencies in Lebanon to stop issuing visas for Palestinian refugees with passports bearing no national citizenship number, the newspaper stated.However, according to an official in the Saudi Consulate in Beirut, Palestinian refugees wishing to participate in the hajj or umrah, which is the Islamic pilgrimage performed at any time of the year except hajj, will have to request the documents from the Palestinian Authority. They can get a visa on a Palestinian Authority passport.Conversely, officials at the Palestinian Authority embassy in Beirut stated that they have never issued and never will provide visas for Palestinians holding passports of other Arab countries. Officials said Saudi Arabia did not inform them of the decision officially, and they have no official directions in this regard.Due to Saudi Arabia’s restricting Palestinian refugees’ freedom to move and perform their religious rites, the Palestinian ambassador in Riyadh, Basem Abdullah al-Agha, is working along with the Palestinian embassy in Beirut together with the Saudi embassy in Beirut and the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find a solution.Palestinian refugees in Lebanon can apply for a temporary Lebanese passport. However, holders of this temporary document are not entitled to the full rights of Lebanese citizenship.The Saudi decision is expected to add salt to injury. Unlike the few Palestinians who have full Lebanese citizenship, Palestinian refugees in Lebanon will be confirmed as second class citizens with fewer rights.The move may remind Palestinians of a similar crisis when hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Jerusalem were barred from entering Mecca and Medina.Since 1948, large numbers of Palestinians took refuge in Lebanon to escape the violence in their home country. read more


VANCOUVER — Some Uber users in Vancouver are expressing disappointment, and in some cases outrage, after they say the ride-share app’s free ice cream promotion in the city apparently left them in the cold.The company said it would deliver two free ice cream sandwiches between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Friday while supplies lasted to anyone within a specified area.But many people who tried to order the treats claimed they got repeated messages that the ice cream wasn’t available.Earnest Ice Cream, the local business that supplied the ice cream, posted on Facebook that it regrets the venture and that Uber’s values do not align with its own.Uber spokeswoman Susie Heath says the Uber Ice Cream promotion has been done year-after-year in 500 cities.Heath says that with free promotions, demand typically outpaces supply and that Vancouver was no exception.“Uber Ice Cream was about connecting people in Vancouver with a local entrepreneur and help contribute to a worthy cause. Yesterday we delivered hundreds of Earnest ice cream sandwiches and raised thousands of dollars for the Vancouver Sun Adopt-A-School Fund,” Heath said in an email.Uber to deliver free ice cream sandwiches to Vancouverites on FridayBaskin-Robbins hopes to melt hearts with U.S. ice cream deliveryIce cream on demand? Car-ordering app Uber answers sweet dreams in Toronto on FridayA news release from Uber earlier this week said that for every person who requested ice cream, Uber would donate $1 to the Vancouver Sun Children’s Fund — to a maximum of $3,000 — to help fund school meal programs for impoverished children in Metro Vancouver.The promotion appeared to leave some people cold.“The only thing sadder than no ice cream, is promises of ice cream that aren’t followed through… :(” one person posted to Twitter under the hash tag #UBERIceCreamFail.As if the refusal to pay drivers benefits, the harassment of female employees wasn’t enough.. #UberIceCreamfail pic.twitter.com/SMdTJi6Hzl— Kate Wilson (@KateWilsonSays) August 25, 2017“Did your drivers eat all the ice cream themselves?” another person posted.Earnest Ice Cream began its Facebook post Friday by stating it had made “a mistake.”“As we educated ourselves more thoroughly about Uber, we recognized that this is not a good fit for us. We apologize for not doing our due diligence ahead of time and we hope to rebuild the trust that may have been lost with some of you,” the post stated.The only thing sadder than no ice cream, is promises of ice cream that aren’t followed through… 🙁 #ubericecreamfail #ubericecream— Ayaka (@hockey_daisuki) August 25, 2017Some of the responses to the ice-cream company’s post mocked the complainers.“People who complain about free ice cream should be ashamed of themselves,” one person posted.Others were critical of ice cream itself.“Speaking of values, would you consider moving away from dairy entirely so that poor cows don’t have to suffer for our taste?” one post questioned.This is the greatest disappointment of my adult life and I’ve seen The Dark Tower… #UberIceCream #UberIceCreamFail #PR #epicfail— Kenny Hammond (@krthammond) August 25, 2017 read more


Samaraweera also said that the idea that GSP Plus puts Sri Lanka “under the supervision” of the EU is simply absurd.“By committing to a number of universal human rights principles, we do nothing that was not already recommended by Sri Lankan people who came before the Lessons Learned and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) to give their input and views. Protecting every citizen from torture is not an alien imposition. It is a sovereign decision from a humanistic nation, towards its own citizens, inspired by the most sacred human values and principles. How ironic that Mr. Rajapaksa who claims to be not just a follower but a guardian of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, does not advocate granting the very basic human rights principles and rights and freedoms to the citizens of this country! Don’t our citizens deserve the highest standards of protection? Don’t our citizens deserve the highest standards of human rights and freedoms? It was incompetence and arrogance of Mr. Rajapaksa and his advisors, and their determination to deny the people of this country their rights that resulted in Mr. Rajapaksa failing to retain the GSP Plus facility,” Samaraweera added. Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera noted that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a statement titled ‘Government should not create unrealistic expectations about GSP Plus’ had said that that obtaining the GSP Plus facility is trivial, since Sri Lanka is very close to passing the threshold of an upper middle income country. “He conveniently hides a fundamental issue. A country has to be classified as “upper middle income” by the World Bank for three consecutive years in order to be no longer eligible for the GSP Plus. Even if Sri Lanka were to reach that threshold tomorrow, we would still have access to the advantages of GSP Plus for three years, and for one additional year after the decision is taken to withdraw the benefit. This shows that Mr. Rajapaksa is clearly trying to distort facts because he can’t acknowledge the fact that the National Unity Government has in fact managed to obtain a formidable boost to Sri Lanka’s economy, in application of Article 4(1) of the GSP Regulation of 2012, for at least four years,” Samaraweera said. The Government today defended the decision to regain the GSP plus trade concession from the European Union (EU). Samaraweera said that for this Government, the GSP Plus system is a partnership that helps the nation and people regain their due place once again on the international stage as a respected nation and a respected people standing shoulder to shoulder with the international community, shedding the pariah tatters that the former Government chose to put the nation and people. (Colombo Gazette) read more


The latest national polls could point to a problem for the government.Justin Trudeau continues to boost the Liberals after successive failures with previous leaders. He is holding a commanding lead in voter support. An average of all polls since May, shows the Liberals ahead of the Conservatives with 36% to the Tories 29%. The NDP is sitting at 23%, the Greens at 6% and the Bloc Qu


Responding to what it described as “somewhat frenzied” political debate in a number of European countries concerning migrants, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today issued new statistics showing a sharp drop in the number of people seeking asylum on the continent. One of the released statistical charts presenting a 10-year overview of the number of applications in 30 industrialized countries contains some “striking” facts, according to a UNHCR spokesman. Rupert Colville told a press briefing in Geneva that the total number of asylum-seekers arriving in the European Union last year was a little over half of what it had been the decade before. At the same time, in many countries the numbers were “not very high – particularly if you compare them with developing countries that have hundreds of thousands, or even – in the case of Iran and Pakistan – millions of refugees.”Seven of the top 10 countries sending out asylum-seekers are conflict-wracked, according to UNHCR. Many of the migrants were “the product of the unresolved and festering situations in Afghanistan – at least until the end of last year – and Iraq,” Mr. Colville noted, adding, “It is also striking that four of the top six asylum-seeker producing countries are European countries.”Taken together, the statistics provided little support for the idea prevalent in several European countries “that they are being deluged by fraudulent asylum-seekers, [and] that – to quote the common mantra – ‘the vast majority are bogus,’” he said. While stressing that UNHCR did not believe that all Iraqis or all Afghans, for example, should receive refugee status, the spokesman said it was “patently, extremely unfair to label people from countries such as these as ‘bogus’ or ‘fraudulent.’” Mr. Colville voiced concern that the current European debate “is getting considerably overheated” and warned that if it produced rushed policy and law-making, this could have “very dangerous results for future refugees, either in terms of gaining access to Europe at all, or in getting a fair hearing and decent treatment once they are here.” read more


Drugmaker Pfizer’s Q4 net nearly quadruples on $4.8B gain from sale of nutrition business by The Associated Press Posted Jan 29, 2013 7:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – Pfizer Inc. says its fourth-quarter profit more than quadrupled, despite competition from generic drugs hurting sales, because of a $4.8 billion gain from selling its nutrition business.The world’s biggest drugmaker says its net income was $6.32 billion, or 85 cents per share, up from $1.44 billion, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.Excluding one-time items, the Viagra maker would have had a profit of $3.51 billion, or 47 cents per share — 3 cents more than analysts surveyed by FactSet were expecting.Revenue fell 7 per cent to $15.1 billion, mainly due to generic competition to cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor. Analysts expected $14.35 billion.The New York-based company’s stock rose 11 cents to $26.95 in premarket trading. read more


“The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the Governments of Iraq and Kuwait towards resolving outstanding issues between them and calls for their continued constructive engagement,” said a statement issued by his office.On 28 October, the Iraqi government chaired the first formal meeting of committees charged with the coordination and guidance of new national priorities, the UN Special Representative for Iraq, Jan Kubis told the Security Council on Tuesday.Such priorities include Iraq’s pledges for reconstruction funds to rebuild its economy and infrastructure, following last year’s victory over ISIL or Dae’sh militants, which were made in Kuwait, as a major conference on reconstructing Iraq, last February.“This signals a Government’s determined shift toward development and investment,” Mr. Kubis said.Iraq is still indebted to Kuwait following the 1991 Gulf War, when former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein’s forces invaded and annexed the small nation, seizing oil reserves and other property, prompting an international coalition to launch an offensive to liberate Kuwait.This year, following many months of preparation, Iraqi Foreign Ministry representatives returned “numerous property items taken during the invasion,” to Kuwait on 11 and 13 November, Mr. Kubis said, marking a “clear indication” of the Iraqi government’s commitment to resolving outstanding issues.The repatriation of property being handed over more than 25 years on, includes 2,300 books, an archive of Kuwait Television video tapes, a sword, and a valuable painting.“The Secretary-General reiterates that the United Nations will remain fully committed to the resolution of all outstanding issues between Iraq and Kuwait,” said Wednesday’s statement. read more


The OSU men’s gymnastics team poses for a photo after winning the 2016 Big Ten championship. Credit: Luke Swartz | Lantern reporterSt. John Arena played host to the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships over the weekend, and the hosting team stole the show, grabbing the team title among a trove of other accolades.  The No. 3 Ohio State men’s gymnastics team capped off a thrilling Friday night with a team championship, while also boasting two of the events’ top all-around scorers from a pair of Olympic hopefuls, redshirt sophomore Sean Melton and freshman Alec Yoder. Then, the following night, the Buckeyes collected all three of the major end-of-the-year awards and multiple event titles. “I’m glad (the guys) have stuck with the process of what we’re trying to implement, and I think it’s very sweet to get these results,” said OSU coach Rustam Sharipov. “I think it’s a great reward to see them happy and, of course, they make me happy.”OSU, which now owns 13 Big Ten championships, last won the conference title in 2007.  Coincidentally, this marks the first time since that year that the event was hosted by the Buckeyes. A fitting coda to the big weekend came when the Scarlet and Gray had multiple individuals recognized for their successful seasons, including Sharipov, who won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award. Melton received the conference’s gymnast of the year award, while Yoder earned Big Ten Freshman of the Year. The All-Big Ten teams were also announced. Melton and Yoder took home first-team honors, while sophomore Seth Delbridge and senior Alex Johnson received spots on the second team. Johnson was also recognized with the Sportsmanship Award.Melton finished first in three separate events on Friday night, including rings (15.850), floor exercise (15.400) and parallel bars (15.500).  Yoder also put up impressive numbers on the night, finishing second on the pommel horse (15.250), fourth on rings (15.150) and fifth on high bar (14.100).Melton, who is a member of the U.S. Senior National Team, earned the gold medal for his all-around performance, scoring a six-event high score of 89.75 en route to his first Big Ten all-around win. He is the first OSU men’s gymnast to win the all-around title since 2004.  Yoder, meanwhile, finished in second place, putting up a six-event score of 87.55.Despite being recognized for his solo performance, Melton remains focused on the success of the team. “Anything individual is just another plus, but my main goal is the team title,” Melton said. “I’m going to enjoy it and I’m excited about it, but the team title is my No. 1 priority.” In the individual championships, which were held on Saturday, the Buckeyes grabbed three event titles. Melton won the parallel bars (16.175), which is a new school record, and the floor exercise (15.450), while Yoder won on the pommel horse (15.225). OSU also had three second-place finishes, with Melton on the rings (15.100), Delbridge in the vault (13.325) and Johnson on the high bar (14.550).Yoder said he finds pride in the team success and individual accolades while also taking in the emotion of the big stage.“This is surreal, this is something that I’ve been dreaming about for a long time,” Yoder said. “I’m just so proud of this team and (I’m) just amazed with this whole experience.”The Buckeyes are next set to have the benefit of competing on their home floor once again as they host the NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships. OSU looks poised for a successful showing after dominating the conference championships, as six of the Big Ten teams it defeated ranked in the top 10 nationally. The event is scheduled to be held April 15 and 16 at St. John Arena. read more


first_imgMicrosoft has long eschewed the use of public bug bounties to track down vulnerabilities, but it decided to give them a try last month. The Internet Explorer 11 bug bounty program is one of the company’s first efforts, and it already has some winners. The first person to win an IE11 bug bounty turns out to be a Google engineer.Microsoft announced in a blog post recently that the first bug bounty for IE11 had been paid out, but neglected to say who the lucky researcher was. In a tweet the following day, Microsoft’s Katie Moussouris revealed it was Google engineer Ivan Fratric who had claimed it.It might seem strange to see Google engineers poking around with Microsoft’s browser instead of Chrome, but the search giant needs to support all browsers with its web products. Plenty of regular users still run Internet Explorer, so Google has an interest in making sure it works. It is not uncommon for Google engineers to alert Microsoft to flaws in its software.The IE11 bug bounty program awards up to $11,000 for vulnerabilities, but Microsoft didn’t say how much Fratric’s find was worth. This program is only going through the end of July, but there is a separate Windows 8.1 bug bounty with no set time limit. That one pays out as much as $100,000 for identifying critical vulnerabilities, and another $50,000 if a patch is included.Microsoft hopes that enlisting the help of the security community with these incentives will enable the company to continue with a more rapid update cycle. Windows 8.1 is coming out roughly a year after the initial release. Microsoft hasn’t announced any payouts for the Windows bounty as of yet, but it’s probably coming.last_img read more


first_imgAgapi Care Inc raised $50,000 at their annual ball at Stars International in Preston on Saturday 5 November. Over 600 members of the Agapi Care community celebrated the fantastic work that has been done throughout the 2010-11 financial year. Congratulations go to Harry Heritakis, Mary Houdalakis, Eva Gotsis, Sotiris Grivas, Mitlos Stamatakos, Kostas Kiritsis, and Kyriakos Herekakis. Agapi Care is working on a new centre for the Clayton area. Known as the ‘Ploutarxos House’, they envisage it will be completed by 2012. The new centre will contain six bedrooms and be run by qualified staff 24 hours a day. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram One year before its inauguration in 2016, the ’42nd Street’ Anzac memorial – financed by the Greek Australian community and the Municipality of Chania – is nearing completion.The memorial marks the location of one of the final actions by Anzac forces during the last days of the battle for the island, and one of the few occasions when Australian and New Zealand troops fought side by side.On 27 May 1941 hundreds of Kiwi soldiers and diggers counter-attacked advancing German forces near the village of Tsikalaria, buying precious time for the Allied retreat to the coast and evacuation.The action – known as the charge at 42nd Street – became a legendary part of the Anzac story in Crete. With the site never having been marked, four years ago the family of an Australian soldier who fought at 42nd Street – Captain Reg Saunders of the 2/7th Battalion – began a campaign to erect a monument at the site.Captain Saunders’ eldest daughter Glenda Humes established the Friends of 42nd Street – a charitable trust to manage and fundraise for the project.This week Ms Humes paid tribute to Chania mayor Tassos Vamvoukas, telling Neos Kosmos that his support had ensured the memorial’s speedy progress.“We’re very grateful. For the Municipality of Chania to give its financial backing to the project – at a time of immense economic difficulty in Greece – shows how committed they are to emphasising, in new ways, the deep bond that exists between Australia, New Zealand and the Cretan people,” said Ms Humes.“We now need to push on and find the cash to help finish the job – to have a monument worthy of the duty and sacrifice that it depicts.”While a bronze plaque was created last year as the centrepiece for the monument, it now looks unlikely it will be used, with the municipality citing concerns over security at the open site. As Greece’s economic crisis worsened in recent years, a number of cases of monuments being stolen for their raw material value have occurred.The 42nd Street bronze now takes pride of place in a special display at the Nautical Museum of Crete’s permanent Battle of Crete exhibition, and project organisers are looking at alternative options for the central display at the memorial.Meanwhile, with its main concrete structure in place on the 170m2 site, the work remaining – estimated to cost $12,000 – includes landscaping, tree planting, the installation of an automated watering system and the construction of a footpath.To date the project has cost some $30,000, with the Municipality of Chania contributing $14,000 and Greek Australian community associations and private donors covering the rest. The project’s major donors include the Cretan Association of NSW, the Pancretan Association of Melbourne, the Greek Community of Melbourne, and the Andriotakis family of Sydney.last_img read more


first_imgHP crée CDS une filiale 100% HPL’entreprise américaine Hewlett Packard a fait le choix de “ré-internaliser”une part de ses prestations de support en France, en créant la filiale CDS.L’entreprise Hewlett Packard a décidé de “ré-internaliser une part significative de ses prestations de support en France.” Pour ce faire, la multinationale américaine a décidé de créer CDS, une filiale 100% HP. Cette division est présentée par le fabricant comme la “déclinaison locale d’un plan européen visant à améliorer la qualité du support des clients entreprise.” À lire aussiHP va licencier 270 salariés travaillant sur WebOSSelon HP, la création de CDS s’inscrit dans le prolongement des recrutements et formations des équipes, entrepris depuis 2010. La filiale sera opérationnelle au début 2012. Les équipes de CDS effectuent 5.000 interventions par mois.HP explique par ailleurs que selon lui, “la simple maintenance est maintenant dépassée.” L’entreprise explique que “le débat ne porte donc plus sur le remplacement d’une pièce défectueuse, mais sur l’expertise du suivi et les actions proactives afin que le nombre d’appels au ‘help-desk’ soit réduit à son minimum.”  CDS prend en compte le fait que les clients ne recherchent plus une maintenance ” de base”, mais un support intégré, prenant en charge aussi bien les matériels que les logiciels, et délivré par des experts formés et certifiés sur les dernières technologies selon Channel Insider.fr.  HP conclut : “la mise en place de CDS vient par ailleurs accompagner notre politique de protection de la propriété intellectuelle, notamment au niveau des mises à jour de microcodes ou de patches qui sont désormais faites par HP uniquement. La chaîne intégrée de support procure aux clients encore plus de qualité et d’assurance que les intervenants sont compétents, formés et informés.”Le 21 novembre 2011 à 09:01 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more


first_imgThe nook is expected to begin shipping at the end of November and is retailing for $259.00, Barnes & Noble said.Meanwhile, Barnes & Noble also said it has partnered with Adobe to help standardize the open “EPUB” and PDF e-book formats by adopting Adobe’s Content Server, software it said “protects” e-books that have been downloaded to the nook. Additionally, Adobe said it is integrating the bookseller’s e-reader social content protection technology into its content server system, the Adobe Reader Mobile SDK and, eventually, into Adobe Digital Editions.The Industry’s ‘Largest’ E-Reader ScreenThen there’s Plastic Logic, the Mountain View, California-based company that said earlier this year that it planned to launch a new electronic reading device in 2010. It appears the company is on target. On Monday, Plastic Logic said it will unveil the reader, called Que [pictured above], January 7 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.The wireless-enabled Que reader will be the size of a pad of paper, measuring 8.5 x 11 inches and less than 1/3-inch thick. Also utilizing E-Inks Vizplex display technology Plastic Logic said the device will have the “largest touch screen in the industry,” making it ideal for reading magazines and business documents in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint formats, as well as Adobe PDFs.Product availability and pricing, however, is still up in the air as Plastic Logic plans to announce those details at CES.E-Reader Based on Google’s Android SoftwareAs if there wasn’t already a landslide of e-reader news, Fremont, California-based Spring Design said this week that it is launching its own device, called Alex. Based on Google’s “Android” software for mobile devices, the forthcoming e-reader will feature a dual screen, called “Duet Navigator.” On a 3.5-inch LCD color screen, users will be able to access multimedia content via the Web while a six-inch monochrome E-Ink electronic paper display can be used for plan text and toggle to view content on the color screen while saving battery power, the company said.Spring Design first developed the dual screen in 2007 and has since been working with a number of publishers, including book stores and newspapers, to “share its vision and capabilities,” it said. The vendor-owned e-reader market—which until recently has been dominated by Amazon’s Kindle and Sony’s Reader—is getting considerably more crowded. Barnes & Noble on Tuesday announced the launch of “nook,” the bookseller’s e-reader for books, newspapers and magazines. Calling it the industry’s first “Android-based” e-reader, Barnes & Noble said the device is about the size and weight of a paperback book and features E Ink’s Vizplex display. (E Ink is the company that developed Esquire’s blinking 75th anniversary cover last year.)The nook has a color touch screen, features adjustable text size and can hold up to 1,500 e-books and other printed content (up to 17,500 with a 16GB memory card). With Wi-Fi and access to AT&T’s 3G wireless network, the e-reader allows users to browse and download books, magazines and newspapers, the bookseller said. Unlike the Kindle, nook enables users, with its “LendMe” technology, to share a “wide selection” of content for free for up to 14 days at a time.last_img read more


first_imgSee the video below. It isn’t for the faint of heart. They asked. We delivered.The cover of the July issue of Field & Stream [pictured right, on the left] reads “Shoot this magazine!” Inside is a pull out that features an “I (Heart) Guns” image [on the right] that is made up of mini targets.The cover is part of a promotion for a new Outdoor Channel television program based on Gun Nuts, Field & Stream’s popular online blog. The show appropriately stars the magazine’s two gun editors: David E. Petza (rifles) and Philip Bourjaily (shotguns). According to a New York Times report, whoever takes the most creative photograph of a completed pull-out target will win a Smith & Wesson rifle (Smith & Wesson is a major sponsor of the issue). We thought the promotion was a pretty cool idea—so much so that executive editor Matt Kinsman and I headed to the local shooting range to see what kind of damage we could inflict. I shot the video. He shot the heck out of the magazine.last_img read more


first_img See It Amazon Roku See it Walmart.com Post a comment Mentioned Above Roku Premiere Plus (2018) 0 Share your voice Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Amazon Roku’s new streamers start at $40 for 4K HDR $49 Now playing: Watch this:center_img Review • Roku Premiere Plus review: The $50 4K HDR streaming sweet spot Personalize your mom’s giftMother’s Day gift ideas for health nuts and fitness buffsThoughtful gift ideas for every momIf your mom is a foodie, check out these gift ideasDoes your mom love watching Netflix and Hulu? Get her one of theseGet her something amazing, even on a budgetMother’s Day gifts under $50Best Mother’s Day gifts from $100 to $250Cool cheap gifts for Mother’s Day 2019Mother’s Day gift idea: This clever kitchen timer is just $15.29 1:36 $44 Tags Media Streamers CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Roku Premiere Plus $69 Sarah Tew/CNET We’ve seen this sale before, but Amazon and others are offering the Roku Premiere 4K HDR for $30, or $10 off the regular price. As CNET video guru David Katztmaier notes, the Roku Premiere is the cheapest streaming device on the market that can stream 4K HDR video. “This finger-sized mini box is barely big enough for the (included) HDMI cable, yet can output the highest-quality video from Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and others, provided you have a 4K HDR TV and, in the case of Netflix, the most expensive subscription tier,” he said. (Read the full CNET review.)The $50 Premiere Plus adds an enhanced remote with a mic for voice searches and commands, and it doesn’t need line-of-sight to the player, so you can stash the Plus out of sight. Alas, that model, which Katzmaier prefers, is not on sale, though Walmart is giving away three months of CBS All Access with it. (CNET is owned by CBS.)Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.See at AmazonSee at Walmartlast_img read more


first_imgGolconda Fort: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Commissioner M Dana Kishore along with the Khairatabad Zonal Commissioner Mushraff Ali and Water Board officials inspected the arrangements for the flag hoisting at Golconda Fort for Independence Day.The Commissioner also inspected the roads, potholes filling works on the stretch. The Zonal commissioner said that they have done fogging and spraying in the fort under the presence of entomology officials. Separate dog squads have been deployed to catch stray dogs on the stretch and water would be arranged for the people who visit the fort for the flag hoisting, said Water Board officials.last_img read more


first_imgBrazilian ex-president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at the Federal Police headquarters where he is due to serve his 12-year prison sentence, in Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil, on Saturday. Photo: AFPBrazil’s ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was flown Saturday to a prison cell in Curitiba to start a 12-year sentence for corruption after a standoff with police that transfixed a divided country.Lula, 72, left in a single-propeller plane from Sao Paulo airport toward Curitiba, where he was due to be incarcerated at federal police headquarters.The leftist icon, who despite the scandal leads easily in polls ahead of October’s presidential election, only surrendered after a lengthy showdown with the authorities in his hometown Sao Bernardo do Campo, near Sao Paulo.There were four straight days of at times surreal drama as Lula-president for two terms from 2003-2010 and once one of the world’s most popular politicians-tried to resist, both in the courts and streets.Surrounded by thousands of supporters at the metalworkers’ union building in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Lula brazenly ignored an order to turn himself in by Friday.Then Saturday, he agreed to turn himself in, but in chaotic scenes found himself blocked by his own supporters, with a crowd mobbing his car and shouting “Don’t surrender, stay here Lula!”Finally, surrounded by bodyguards, Lula pushed through a seething throng of supporters on foot, then got into a police vehicle, which took him to police headquarters, where he transferred to a helicopter to reach the Sao Paulo airport.Fireworks and tearsCuritiba, in the south of Brazil, is the base for the country’s gigantic “Car Wash” anti-corruption operation in which Lula is the biggest scalp so far.A jail cell with special conditions by the standards of Brazil’s often violent, desperately overcrowded prisons-including a hot private shower and toilet-awaited him.After his arrest, fireworks and cheering broke out in parts of Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and other cities among those who long considered Lula responsible for the tide of graft sweeping over Brazilian politics.Supporters cried openly at the exit of a man they remember for removing tens of millions of people from poverty and for connected with voters in a way few, if any, other modern Brazilian politicians have managed.An outsized figure in recent Brazilian history and revered around the world among leftists, Lula managed to cross political divides while president and oversaw a booming economy.With him almost certainly knocked out of the presidential election, the race is likely to be thrown wide open. In polls, Lula currently scores more than double his nearest rivals.Emotional farewellLula was found guilty last year of taking a luxury apartment as a bribe from a construction company.In an emotional hourlong speech earlier in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Lula called himself “an outraged citizen” over the graft conviction.He said that Brazil’s top anti-corruption judge, Sergio Moro, “lied” about him being given the apartment by a big construction firm as a kickback.“I am the only human being to be put on trial for an apartment that does not belong to me,” he said.Lula accused the judiciary and Brazil’s most powerful media conglomerate of assisting a right-wing coup with the ultimate aim of preventing him from competing in the race.“They don’t want me to take part,” he said. “Their obsession is to get a photo of Lula as a prisoner.”But, crucially, Lula said he would drop his dramatic show of resistance and comply with the arrest warrant.After the speech, Lula was lifted onto the shoulders of supporters who chanted, “I am Lula.”last_img read more


first_imgLogo of arrestPolice, in special drives, detained 103 people, including drug dealers, from different areas of the district between 8am on Monday to 8am on Tuesday, reports UNB.Additional police superintendent Anisur Rahman, said 66 people, including 11 drug dealers, were detained under nine police stations in the district.Altogether 1,280 pieces of yaba pills, a pistol, a motorcycle and 12 grams of marijuana were also seized from them, said the police official.Khulna Metropolitan Police additional deputy commissioner Sheikh Moniruzzaman Mithu said police detained 37 people, including six drug traders, along with yaba pills and hemps from eight police stations in the city.last_img read more