Les opérateurs virtuels se méfient des attributions de la licence 4G

first_imgLes opérateurs virtuels se méfient des attributions de la licence 4GLes opérateurs mobiles virtuels peinent à s’imposer sur le marché français. A l’heure de la distribution de la licence 4G, ces MVNO ont peur d’être oubliés.Les opérateurs virtuels, arrivés pour la première fois dans l’Hexagone en 2005, ne pèsent que 6% dans le marché du mobile en France. Ces derniers ne sont pas libres de leurs actions puisque les principaux acteurs Bouygues Telecom, Orange, SFR et bientôt Free possèdent leur propre réseau. À lire aussiPourquoi dit-on “allô” quand on répond au téléphone ?Voilà pourquoi, alors que la licence 4G marque un nouveau tournant, les MVNO veulent aussi leur part du butin : “Les prochains appels pour les licences de quatrième génération (800 mégahertz et 2,6 gigahertz, ndlr) constituent l’ultime chance de voir éclore en France un modèle ‘Full MVNO’, facteur d’innovation et d’une multiplication de nouveaux services, au profit des consommateurs et de la compétitivité des entreprises françaises”, s’alarme l’association Alternative Mobile, qui réunit la plupart des MVNO. Le statut “Full MVNO” permettrait de donner plus d’autonomie aux acteurs plus modestes du marché des mobiles. La procédure d’attribution de la licence 4G sera connue avant la fin de l’année et les lauréats durant l’été prochain. Les opérateurs mobiles virtuels sauront alors quel futur les attend. Le 10 novembre 2010 à 15:32 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Une fusée construite par des amateurs lancée avec succès au Danemark

first_imgUne fusée construite par des amateurs lancée avec succès au DanemarkDeux passionnés d’espace danois ont lancé avec succès vendredi dernier une fusée inhabitée au-dessus de la mer Baltique. Baptisé Tycho Brahe, leur engin est le plus imposant jamais lancé par des amateurs.C’est un pas de géant dans le domaine du vol spatial privé. La semaine dernière, Kristian von Bengtson et Peter Madsen, deux Danois fascinés par l’espace, ont envoyé leur propre fusée, Tycho Brahe, dans le ciel, à partir d’une plateforme flottante en mer Baltique au large de l’île de Bornholm, rapporte le Copenhagen Post. Un vol d’essai au cours duquel la fusée orange et blanche a atteint la hauteur de 2,8 kilomètres. L’objectif final serait, pour les deux hommes qui ont déjà de l’expérience en ingénierie et engins spatiaux, de l’envoyer à 160 kilomètres, soit à mi-chemin entre la Terre et la Station spatiale internationale.”C’est un succès”, a déclaré Kristian von Bengtson au Copenhagen Post. “Je pense que nous avons écrit un peu d’histoire” avec ce vol d’essai. Cela faisait trois ans qu’il y travaillait avec son collègue.Durant l’ascension de la fusée, un mannequin se trouvait à l’intérieur, semi-assis, attaché dans le peu d’espace offert. Mais à terme, l’idée de Kristian von Bengtson et Peter Madsen, qui ont fondé la compagnie “Copenhagen Suborbital” en 2004, est d’envoyer un homme en chair et en os dans les airs. Si les vols d’essai à venir se déroulent sans encombre, les deux Danois espèrent pouvoir lancer un vol habité en 2013. Peter Madsen a d’ailleurs déclaré au journal danois B.T. qu’il était fatigué d’attendre que la Nasa crée quelque chose qui pourrait l’envoyer dans l’espace. Il a donc décidé de prendre lui même les choses en main et c’est ainsi qu’il s’est mis à travailler sur son propre engin.Le vol de la semaine dernière aura en tout cas permis une chose très importante : les scientifiques ont pu obtenir des données sur les forces et changements de température que le futur pilote-astronaute connaîtra.Tycho Brahe, 500 fois plus imposante que les engins conçus par d’autres amateursNommée d’après un astronome danois du XVIe siècle, la fusée Tycho Brahe fait 9,5 mètres de long et pèse environ 1.500 kilogrammes. Composée essentiellement d’acier, elle fait 500 fois la taille d’engins généralement conçus par des amateurs passionnés d’espace. Le projet a coûté environ 41.000 euros au total et tout a été financé par des sponsors et dons privés.À lire aussiSpaceX : un satellite d’Elon Musk manque d’entrer en collision avec un satellite de l’ESAKristian von Bengtson et Peter Madsen espèrent sincèrement que le Danemark sera le quatrième pays à envoyer quelqu’un dans l’espace et le premier à le faire sans aucun financement public.Découvrez cette aventure passionnante en images en cliquant ci-dessous : https://www.maxisciences.com/fus%e9e/espace-deux-danois-lancent-leur-propre-fusee_art15143.html Le 10 juin 2011 à 10:40 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Un anticorps capable de bloquer le virus Hendra potentiellement mortel chez lhomme

first_imgUn anticorps capable de bloquer le virus Hendra, potentiellement mortel chez l’hommeDes chercheurs américains ont développé un anticorps humain capable de bloquer le virus Hendra chez des singes. Cette avancée majeure pourrait permettre la mise au point de traitements efficaces contre ce pathogène susceptible de provoquer des infections mortelles chez l’homme.Il n’existe à ce jour aucun traitement ni vaccin contre le virus Nipah étroitement apparenté au virus Hendra, identifié pour la première fois en 1994. Il entraîne une maladie rare transmissible de l’animal à l’homme, chez qui il peut provoquer des infections respiratoires et neurologiques mortelles.À lire aussiAgglutinines irrégulières : définition, rôle, comment analyser les résultats ?De plus, éradiquer les virus Hendra et Nipah n’est pas possible dans la mesure où ils ont tous les deux des réservoirs naturels, notamment chez les chauves-souris frugivores. Ainsi, les risques d’épidémie subsistent en particulier chez les chevaux mais aussi chez l’homme, bien qu’on n’ait observé que de rares flambées : en tout, dix, toutes en Australie dont trois ont concerné des humains.Cependant, des chercheurs américains viennent de développer un anticorps capable de le bloquer chez les singes. “Les résultats de cette recherche sont vraiment prometteurs et paraissent offrir un traitement potentiel efficace contre des infections provoquées par le virus Hendra chez les humains”, estime le Dr Christopher Broder, professeur de microbiologie, un des co-auteurs de ces travaux. “Nous avons désormais de bonnes indications qu’avec ce succès cet anticorps pourra sauver des vies humaines”, s’est ainsi félicité Thomas Geisbert, professeur de microbiologie et autre co-auteurs de l’étude cité par l’AFP.Le 21 octobre 2011 à 12:58 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Modem punk and the rise of 90s nostalgia games

first_img <> Players, he says, always want more power and more control. In games with multiple endings they always want the “best” one, instead of something that really represents their time and experiences with the game. “We want to bring role playing back. We want to show audiences how amazing these kinds of stories can be.” To flesh all that out, the team wrote more than 1.5 million words for the game, and they cut almost a third of that.Strafe and Torment are both emblematic of the nineties in their own way. The former grasping at the decade’s optimistic power fantasy, the latter at nuanced storytelling from early years of the digital age.The nineties were a decade stuck in transition. One that saw the rise of everything from 3D gaming to the web itself. Even 20 years on it’s impossible to properly characterize, but these designers are trying to capture the essence of what may be the most riven years in recent memory. Strafe is a chaotic, bloody mess. Every blast from your shotgun coats the walls in dripping, pixelated viscera as you lumber around boxy, Doom-esque levels accompanied by throbbing heavy metal. Strafe is one of the first of its kind — a game tapping nineties nostalgia in the same way that Super Meat Boy and Braid grokked Mario fans. Strafe is odd though, at once effusively and quintessentially “nineties,” but also an incomplete vision of it.The cultural identity of the nineties never coalesced in quite the same way as previous decades. You can tersely describe the 70s as burnt sienna, the 80s as neon, but the 90s are… hard to pin down. There’s a lot of possible reasons for that. The era was largely optimistic, at least in the US, and found itself sandwiched between the wistful eighties and the digital aughties. Despite its amorphism, nineties nostalgia is looking to hit gaming in a big way.“Modem punk,” is an increasingly common term for the aesthetic. Lo-fi, pixelated, and polygonal, something that would feel at home in the 1995 touchstone, Hackers. Strafe and its siblings pull from the imaginations of the decade. The wondrous, indulgent fantasy people had before the reality of what computers and the internet would be like in the coming years dashed the hopes of digital anarchy.Strafe’s own website is pulled straight from the earliest days of the web. A static background and lo-fi effects give no illusion about what this team is all about. Lead programmer Stephen Raney said, “We want to send out some of the early copies on floppy disks… just to frustrate all the people who don’t have access to one anymore.” Raney’s committed, he says, to creating what he remembers the nineties being like.“It’s not a real thing. We joke about it, but you can’t [for example] play Strafe on a computer from 96. We’re doing too many visual effects, even with our chintzy look to pull that off.” Even so, Raney hopes that he’s helped start something here. Dusk, another nineties-inspired shooter from New Blood Interactive, is another irreverent throwback. Only instead of painting your screen with the blood of aliens and demons, Dusk has you gunning down or eviscerating redneck caricatures.Other projects, like 2015’s Pillars of Eternity and the upcoming Torment: Tides of Numenera are looking to revive 90s computer RPGs. Pulling the themes and even the teams that worked on games like Fallout 2, Planescape, and Baldur’s Gate, these games have turned to crowdfunding.Colin McComb, one of Torment’s lead designers speaks in wistful tones about the death of the role-playing game as we once knew it. “Fallout 2 let you play a role,” he says. “You’d pick traits and they’d give your avatar a strength and a weakness… Fallout 4 doesn’t let you do that. As you play, you essentially become a god. And that’s just not very interesting.”Challenges, McComb says, are the key to interesting storytelling, and modern games like to give their players everything. “One of the things we really want to do is make losing engaging… so if you mess up [in Torment], we don’t want you to reset the game and reload a save. We want you to keep playing and live with that decision.”last_img read more

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Photos Show Night Kings Chilling Game of Thrones Transformation

first_imgAccording to the Instagram caption above, there’s still five more hours required for this epic transformation. And, here’s a taste of what the end result looks like below, which makes Furdík almost unrecognizable. Game of Thrones latest episode was a memorable one (warning: spoilers to follow), where fans witnessed the the death of the Night King, one of the Iron Throne contenders who had a good shot at dominating Westeros before Arya Stark stabbed him. Even though the Night King was “dusted,” photos of Vladimír Furdík, the actor who plays the villain on the series, show the incredible transformation of a man into one of Game of Thrones’ most horrifying characters.Furdík’s Instagram account reveals a behind-the-scenes look at all the prep work required to become the Night King. Fans were able to see Furdík in human form during a Game of Thrones episode where Leaf, a Children of the Forest member, stabs a man who turns into the Night King. Bran Stark witnesses the event that sparked the major battle in Season 8, and is puzzled on why the Children of the Forest would create such a monster that could destroy humans and their race as well.Photo Credit: HBOOnce he’s not a human anymore, the Night King has small horns, a transparent complexion, and glowing blue eyes that give anyone the creeps. And, achieving this nightmarish look isn’t an easy makeup job, as shown on Furdík’s Instagram. ‘Game of Thrones’ Targaryen Prequel Series Is Reportedly Coming to HBO‘Game of Thrones’ Star Kit Harington Joins Marvel’s &#… The Night King might be gone, however, Furdík shared a sweet tribute photo on Twitter with his fellow cast members. “The cast that gave the #WhiteWalkers a hard time on the episode to come…Oh isn’t that #Melisandre! She’s back,” Furdík wrote in a Twitter post. RIP, Army of the Dead leader.The cast that gave the #WhiteWalkers a hard time on the episode to come.. Oh isn’t that #Melisandre! She’s back #GameOfThrones pic.twitter.com/xxZaKgBPji— Vladimir Furdik (@Vladimir_furdik) April 28, 2019Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 airs on HBO on Sunday, May 5, at 9 p.m. EST on HBO.More on Geek.com:‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4 Preview: One Last War to Win‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3 Recap: Winter Fell‘Game of Thrones’ Star Maisie Williams: Arya’s Major Kill Was ‘Unexpected’ Stay on targetlast_img read more

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Car Wash To Benefit WHS Football Set For August 12

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Football Teams are holding a Car Wash Fundraiser on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 9am to noon, in the Wilmington Fourth of July Building’s parking lot (142 Middlesex Avenue). Wilmington High School football players will be washing the vehicles.  All donations will benefit the WHS football program.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… RelatedCar Wash To Benefit WHS Football Set For August 11In “Community”Car Wash To Benefit WHS Football Set For August 19In “Community”WHS Football Team To Hold Fundraiser At Woburn’s Jake ‘n Joes On September 12In “Community”last_img read more

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White House holds 5G meeting to combat infighting report says

first_img5G is already here. Joshua Goldman/CNET On the same day US President Donald Trump held a social media summit without inviting the two biggest social media companies, Twitter and Facebook, the White House also reportedly held an in-house meeting on 5G policy. The discussion was meant to “combat infighting” about the new mobile network technology, Axios reported Thursday afternoon. 5G, already launched in some parts of the US by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, is the next-generation network being used by smartphones to provide faster speeds and more capacity. Tags What the heck is a 5G network? Mobile Tablets Phones The “high-level” White House meeting was called by Mick Mulvaney, acting White House chief of staff, because “tensions over 5G have come to a head” in Trump’s administration, according to Axios, which cited two administration officials. The meeting was led by Larry Kudlow, director of Trump’s National Economic Council, the report said, and included Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and officials from the Defense, State, Commerce and Education departments. According to the report, the White House and the FCC want more 24GHz spectrum used for 5G, whereas NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) say using the band for mobile would cause weather forecasting interference.The FCC has already sold off a batch of millimeter-wave (mmWave) high-bandwidth spectrum in the 24GHz band, in late May raising $2 billion in gross bids in this second 5G spectrum auction. Of the 2,909 licenses on offer, 2,904 were awarded on May 28. The licenses mean carriers can launch mobile services across multiple frequencies, improving latency, speeds and capacity.Pai last month said he also wants to auction off 2.5GHz spectrum for 5G mobile use, winning the vote to do so on Wednesday. This is in addition to the first 5G spectrum auction that sold licenses in the 28GHz mmWave band, in January, with the FCC to kick off its auction across the 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands on Dec. 10. Mulvaney’s office and the FCC didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Trump has previously pushed for US dominance in 5G, and even 6G, recently saying the US would lead in 5G “very shortly.” “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” Trump tweeted in February. “It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind.”  First published at 4:13 p.m. PT on July 11.   Update, 4:54 p.m.: Adds more detail on the policy dispute and spectrum bands being auctioned off for 5G. Now playing: Watch this: 1:29 Comments Share your voice 5G AT&T Huawei Sprint T-Mobile Verizon Donald Trump 0 Huawei says Trump’s ban will hurt US 5G deployment Trump can’t block haters on Twitter, federal court rules Trump pushes for 5G — and even 6G — upgrades ASAP Trump and technology 15 Photos The Oppo Reno 5G is smoother than actual 5Glast_img read more

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Pala Pitta Park losing sheen officials at a loss

first_imgKondapur: The Pala Pitta Cycling Park at Kondapur, the first of its kind in the country and named after the state bird, used to get 1,000 visitors every day when it was thrown open in 2017 but now the number has reduced to barely 150 persons. Call it lack of time, laziness or sheer callous attitude of citizens, the 39-acre park is not being used to its optimum. Also Read – Hyderabad: Wall collapse in Kukatpally damages four cars Advertise With Us Ravikanth R, a regular to the park, said, “It has all it takes, open space, greenery and good tracks. Also it is in the heart of the city, yet people are giving it a miss. It beats me.” Even the Telangana forest department is clueless. Sirisha, the Divisional Forest Officer, says, “We are doing our best. The park is dedicated solely to cycling and recreational activities. Primary objective is to provide an ultimate space especially for the cyclists given the vanishing freedom of cyclists on roads. Cycle lovers can happily rush and all the required facilities for cycling are provided.” Around 1,000 visitors are queuing up for cycling during weekends and the visitors are lauding the wonderful urban green infrastructure developed for the benefit of visitors, says Sirisha. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us “To make people comfortable, we are also providing cycles for rent at our cycle stall,” said Kiran, Supervisor, Pala Pitta Cycling Park. “This park is maintained by the Cykul, a private organisation that works for the development of sports in an environment friendly way. Thus, Cykul has partnered with us and is putting in equal efforts to make cycling comfortable,” he added. Advertise With Us Visitors and members can either bring along their own cycle or rent one right at the park. There are many additional cycling-related facilities provided to enhance the cycling experience in the park. A cycle stall accommodates the countless bicycles available for rent. The cycles costing Rs 10,000 each are customised and can be rented on hourly bases. The 3-km cycling track inside the park meanders between the trees. It is often two-way except for a short distance which winds around a pond. The park is also drawing a lot of couples, friends and families. Interested people can access this park every morning from 6 am to 10 am and in the evening from 4 pm to 6:30 pm. A single day pass or a monthly subscription can be purchased at the park.last_img read more

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NIT convocation today in Warangal

first_imgWarangal: The National Institute of Technology, Warangal, is to celebrate its XVII convocation on Saturday. Prof Nitin Kumar Tripathi, Director, Special Degree Programmes, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand, will be the chief guest. A total of 1,528 candidates will be awarded their degrees in the convocation. Of which, 76 are Ph D degrees, 555 are M Tech and other Post Graduate degrees, and 897 are B Tech degrees. Y Sahiti of Computer Science & Engineering branch will be given gold medal for this year. Also Read – With 61 feet high, Khairatabad Ganesh claimed to be tallest idol in India Advertise With Us NITW Director NV Ramana Rao said: “Prof Nitin Kumar Tripathi is a distinguished alumnus of NIT Warangal, having passed out of this institute, the then REC Warangal, during 1984 with a B Tech degree in Civil Engineering. Prof Tripathi is a highly accomplished internationally renowned academician and researcher and is presently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Geoinformatics, one of the best peer reviewed journals. He has supervised 42 doctoral and more than 130 Master’s theses at AIT.”last_img read more

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In Pics 10 times Isha Ambani proved she can rock any outfit

first_imgIsha, who tied the knot with Anand Piramal, in a grand and spectacular ceremony at Jio Gardens, had said in an interview with Vogue that in many ways Anand is similar to her dad, Mukesh Ambani. She also said that Anand is quite spiritual and it’s his sense of humour that she truly enjoys. She also added that Anand is quite a family oriented person and her brothers – Akash and Anant – look at him as the statesman of the family and have ample respect for him. InstagramThere is no denying the fact that Isha Ambani is the life of the Ambani family. And their family outings where, more often than not, dad Mukesh Ambani can be spotted holding Isha’s hands is a proof of that. Akash too, had goven up his wedding dates so Isha could get married before him.In her 2011 interview to IDiva, Nita Ambani had opened up about her struggles of wanting to experience motherhood after a few years of her marriage to Mukesh Ambani. Her twins – Isha and Akash – were born through surrogacy, but both had premature birth two months before the due date. Talking about her childhood, Isha said in the interview, “I was the only girl with four boys at home. It was Akash, Anant, Anmol, Anshul and me. So by default, I had to be naughty to survive. If I tried to be anything else, I wouldn’t be included in all their games and fun. I grew up very much a tomboy.”center_img As per reports, Isha Ambani along with her husband, Anand Piramal, gifted a palatial bungalow to Shloka Mehta as a wedding present. Shloka and Akash were supposed to get married before Isha and Anand Piramal, but, Akash gave up his wedding dates for his darling sister Isha.last_img read more

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Inu trashes statements of US embassy UN

first_imgHasanul Haque InuInformation minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday rejected the statements of US embassy and UN office in Dhaka about the attacks on students demanding safe roads, saying those did not portray the real picture, reports UNB.“The US embassy’s statement is unfortunate as it didn’t portray the real picture of the reality in Dhaka. We reject the statement and urge them to withdraw it,” he said while talking to reporters at the secretariat.“There was no incident of suppression through brutal attacks on students during their movement and there’s no such report in the media, too. The students had gathered in different parts of the city and no attack was carried out on them,” the minister said, adding that such statement is tantamount to poking nose into the internal affairs of Bangladesh and it is devoid of courtesy.The US embassy in Dhaka in a statement on Sunday said, “Nothing can justify the brutal attacks and violence over the weekend against the thousands of young people who have been peacefully exercising their democratic rights in supporting a safer Bangladesh.”The United Nations (UN) on Sunday urgently called upon all parties to keep everyone—including children and young people—safe on the roads and safe from any kind of violence.“UN agencies are increasingly concerned for the safety of children and young people caught up in recent protests over road safety in Dhaka and other parts of the country,” the UN office in Dhaka said in a statement shared on its official Facebook page.The information minister termed the statement ‘unprecedented’ and ‘unwarranted’, saying it is not right.Inu also urged the UN office and the US embassy to refrain from issuing such statements and portray the true picture of Bangladesh instead of giving it a different colour.Referring to the attacks on journalists, he said actions will be taken against those responsible.“According to the government’s policy, it’s our responsibility to protect journalists. A letter has been sent to the home ministry for identifying the attackers and bringing them under the ambit of law. The home minister has already assured us verbally of taking steps,” the information minister said.Responding to a query, he said they received the photos of the attackers and the law enforcement agencies are working to identify them.At least seven photojournalists were injured in attacks by unruly youths in Jhigatala and Science Laboratory areas of the city on Sunday while taking snaps of an attack on protesting students.Witnesses said a group of youths, believed to be Bangladesh Chhatra League activists, equipped with sharp weapons and sticks swooped on some photojournalists while performing their duties, leaving seven of them injured.Three more journalists—special correspondent of sarabangla.net Golam Samdani, Mohona TV staff reporter Mainul Hossain Pinnu and Banglavision staff reporter—were injured in attacks while discharging their duties, according to Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.Talking about the Dhanmondi incident, Inu said, “A vested quarter is involved in instigating people to carry out attack on the Awami League office in Dhanmondi and a clash broke out between police and some instigators in the area.”He also said they were identifying those trying to achieve political gains keeping guns on the shoulders of students.last_img read more

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ACLU Md Sets Ambitious Agenda For 2015

first_img(ACLU) American Civil Liberties UnionRequiring law enforcement agencies to report data on civil asset forfeitures, reforming the law enforcement officers bill of right (LEOBR), and legalizing marijuana are all on Maryland’s  American Civil Liberties Union’s 2015 legislative agenda. “Civil asset forfeiture is rife with potential conflicts of interest,” explained Toni Holness, public policy associate for ACLU MD during an interview with the AFRO, “because you have a system wherein local law enforcement agencies are funding themselves . . . with assets that are taken from everyday Marylanders, and the standard of proof for taking assets is really low, it’s just a preponderance of the evidence.”According to Holness, a law enforcement officer can seize property from citizens if they believe the asset – whether a car, or cash found on a citizen – could have been used in a crime. Proceeds from the sale of these assets are often used to bolster law enforcement agencies’ budgets, even though no criminal finding regarding the property may ever occur.Currently, there are no reporting requirements with respect to the practice, making it impossible to know how often assets are seized; what process exists for confiscating and, if no crime is found to have been committed, returning seized assets; or who is most affected by the practice.“Based on what we’ve seen in other criminal justice arenas, it would be reasonable to suspect that persons of color, communities of color are being disproportionately targeted, and so that is just another reason why we need greater data about what’s going on, because we can’t be sure,” said Holness.ACLU MD will be advocating for legislation that will requires greater reporting of data, and contain substantive provisions to insure greater accountability by law enforcement regarding any assets seized.Holness said ACLU MD will also be engaged in another criminal justice arena with a disproportionate effect on communities of color, the criminalization of marijuana. ACLU MD will take a two-pronged approach to this issue, working to strengthen the decriminalization law passed in 2014, and removing the exception for paraphernalia, that makes possession of paraphernalia a criminal offense.“Folks on either side of this issue recognize that the law that was passed is a bit flawed,” said Holness. “Pragmatically it’s not one that lends itself easily to law enforcement to implement. So I think on both sides of the aisle you’ll find folks if not eager, at least amenable, to fixing the law that was passed last year.”The ACLU MD will also be working with Del. Curt Anderson (D) of Baltimore City’s 43 District to pass a legalization bill to tax and regulate the sale of marijuana in the state. In early December, Anderson told the AFRO his bill would likely contain a provision granting expungements to anyone convicted of simple possession for some period, perhaps 10 years, prior to legalization.Anderson indicated those convicted of distribution or intent to distribute would not receive similar consideration, since the unlicensed sales of marijuana would still be illegal under a tax and regulate measure.According to Holness, the preference of ACLU MD would be for any expungement provision to be extended to those with distribution convictions as well. “When people have a criminal record, it really marginalizes them from employment opportunities, and not only employment opportunities but scholarship opportunities; so we’re talking about academic opportunities, employment opportunities, and the impact is not isolated to that individual. . . . [B]ecause we know that communities of color are disproportionately criminalized, what you’ll see is entire communities – communities of color in particular – be impacted by criminal records,” said Holness.Reforms to the LEOBR are also on deck. Holness says the organization will use its experience and expertise to assist those community members and groups who have taken on the fight to reform a statute many consider a roadblock to accountability for abuse by law enforcement officers. Holness says their principal focus will be on legislation requiring public reporting of police misconduct and reforming the LEOBR’s provision preventing police misconduct from being investigated by anyone other than law enforcement. “It’s the issue of who is policing the police,” said Holness. “They cannot police themselves. The conflict of interest in cases of police misconduct and brutality is very clear.”last_img read more

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SMST of IIT KGP to launch new programmes

first_imgKolkata: The School of Medical Science and Technology of IIT Kharagpur will launch new programmes from the upcoming academic session, a statement issued by the institute said today. The objective is to simultaneously train students and researchers on engineering and medical science, the statement said.The new courses will also include a 2-year M Tech in Biomedical Engineering.The school already runs a 3-year Masters in Medical Science and Technology, a unique programme of its kind with MBBS doctors being admitted in the domain of medical technology. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThere will also be a joint MSc-PhD programme with the Tata Medical Center, Kolkata from the coming academic session in the areas of molecular medical microbiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics.The head of the School of Medical Science and Technology, IIT Kharagpur, Prof Suman Chakraborty said, “These programmes would bridge the gap among medicine, biological sciences and engineering with a road map to develop world-class scientists.” IIT KGP is also in the process of launching a 400-bed super speciality hospital which is expected to be operational by 2019.last_img read more

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When love conquers all

first_imgThe title, however, is apt as the  characters travel a lot, especially to Rangoon (Myanmar was earlier called Yangon, pronounced as Rangoon by Englishmen and contemporaries). Performed in Kamani auditorium on Sunday, the play revolves around the rich and young Bharatram Bhatia from Rasoda village in Gujarat. Ignorant towards the love of his childhood companion Heli (Ketaki Thatte), an orphan, who is supported by his mother Kunti (Meenal Patel), he leaves his native village to make a fortune by working for his ailing uncle, a powerful merchant in the port city of Mumbai. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’As Heli watched Bharatram go, her heart made her follow him to Mumbai where she claimed that she can heal the ailing uncle, with the knowledge of Ayurveda, which was bestowed upon her by her late father. The Uncle warns her that if she manages to cure him, she would get a boon but if she fails, she would lose the trust and faith of Kunti as well. She somehow cures him and is successful in getting married to Bharatram, which was the boon that she asked for. Based on Shakespeare’s play All’s Well That Ends Well, this musical adaptation in Hindi by Arpana Theatre has taken all the elements from the Bard’s play and has recreated it in the Indian setting. Originally performed in Gujarati, the play deals with an obsession for power and money.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThe plot is about Heli’s attempt to get married to Bharatram and win his love, for which she uses her healthy relations and trust of the whole Bhatia family and Alkini (Avantika Ganguly), the beautiful Burmese princess, who became Bharatram’s object of obsession and Heli’s best friend. With the help of Alkini, Heli tricked Bharatram and fulfilled his demand which he had placed before leaving her after their marriage. Not only did she get his ring but also became pregnant, which was impossible in an unconsummated marriage. Veteran actor Uday Mazumdar showed his versatility as  the character of Rao Bahadur Gokuldas Sawaram Bhatia (Bharatram’s uncle) showcasing wit, experience and humour in a manner which wowed the audience. The play became a soothing experience for the viewers once he made his entrance. His calm yet charming demeanour evoked laughter and made the viewers ponder about their own relationships.  He also broke the fourth wall ocassionally along with the narrator Laffabhai (Hitesh Malukani) whose singing prowess made the narration sound beautiful. Parbat Maharaj, the priest, is the character who influenced Bharatram to follow his dreams and ambitions, which simultaneously enabled the former to go through with his own evil devices. This character is also blamed for being a bad influence even when Bharatram himself doesn’t want to be bestowed with responsibility.The priest becomes powerless too soon and is driven away by the dedicated Heli, who goes beyond boundaries to win Bharatram’s love. The ambitious drive for victory and her attempts to fulfill Bharatram’s demands makes Heli look like modern-day stalker, who breaks rules and even deceives when required in order to win the object of their obsession. As one cannot imagine a portrayal of Heli as a stalker, hence, with decency and grace, all complexities are solved with the pregnant Heli ultimately becoming the apple of the family’s eyes and all ends well. The Aadayam Theatre will showcase The Hound of the Baskervilles on August 22 and 23, which will be the final play to be staged in the city.last_img read more

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STF nabs three FICN racketeers

first_imgKolkata: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has nabbed three Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) racketeers from AJC Bose Road near Saint James Church on Tuesday afternoon and seized FICN worth Rs 6.5 lakh.According to police, on Tuesday morning STF sleuths received information that a few racketeers had come to the city to deal with a significant amount of FICN. Sleuths subsequently came to know that the carrier and receiver of FICN will meet near the Saint James Church on AJC Bose Road. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataSTF personnel were keeping a close watch in and around the area. At around 12:05 pm, two persons were seen waiting for someone. After a while, another person came to the place and they started interacting with each other. While they were busy interacting, the sleuths surrounded them. When their bags were searched, several fake currency notes were found. The trio was taken to Lalbazar along with the bag, where the money was counted. It was found that the duo identified as Nasiruddin Momin alias Votu and Shahid Shaikh, who came to the spot first, were carrying FICN worth Rs 6.5 lakh in Rs 2,000 denominations. They hail from Kaliachak in Malda. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateThe third person, identified as Suman Sarkar of Itahar in North Dinajpur, was about to receive the FICN consignment. Later, all three of them were arrested. In a separate incident, police seized Rs 90 lakh from inside a truck at Englishbazar in Malda on Tuesday night. According to sources, sleuths were conducting searches in vehicles in Englishbazar area since Tuesday evening. At around 11 pm, police stopped a truck for checking, from which the money was found. The driver of the vehicle has been arrested.last_img read more

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London and Paris join hands to improve tourism initiatives

first_imgThe Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, have announced new business and tourism collaborations to attract international visitors to both the cities and help companies based in London and Paris to expand into new international markets.The agreement will for the first time, jointly showcase London and Paris to overseas visitors. While, a new initiative called the Paris-London Business Welcome Program will encourage and facilitate the flow of trade and investment between the two cities.The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said, “London and Paris are two of the greatest cities in the world and we have so much to gain from joining forces. Never underestimate the incredible benefits to be found when major cities do business together. Our great friends in Paris and across the continent are well aware that working closely together remains to our mutual benefit.”The Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, said, “Paris and London share common values and willpower. We want to be attractive to companies all over the world. Since the election of Sadiq, our two cities have been working better together. We are developing new exchanges and new projects. All these initiatives will create employment, activity and economic growth. It is a very positive dynamic that the Brexit will not change.”The tourism agreement will launch in 2018 and focus on key drivers for international visitors to both cities such as culture and heritage, combining the resources of VisitLondon.com and Parisinfo.com.The Paris-London Business Welcome will build on both cities’ business strengths and follows a statement last year from both Mayors that Paris and London would work more closely together to make the London-Paris’ ‘win-win partnership’ even stronger.last_img read more

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The Risks to Housing Growth

first_imgThe Risks to Housing Growth November 20, 2018 693 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News Sharecenter_img Affordability Doug Duncan Economy Fannie Mae Inventory Prices 2018-11-20 Seth Welborn The economy is set to grow, but it may not be enough to boost housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic Strategy and Research Group. The Group’s forecast predicts a 3.1 percent full-year economic growth for November, one-tenth higher than the previous month, but growth has slowed slightly by quarter, down to 3.5 percent from 4.2 percent between Q2 and Q3 2018. Going forward, Fannie Mae expects growth to slow even further through the end of the year.“As we proceed through the fourth quarter, we expect growth to slow further but to remain solid at 2.6 percent,” said Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “Trade remains a downside risk to growth as a strong dollar is likely to contribute to a further widening of the trade gap. While consumer spending growth is expected to moderate from the robust second and third quarters, both business fixed investment and residential fixed investment should pick up. We also expect the economy to continue to receive strong support from government spending, at least in the near term. Looking further ahead, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 should continue to boost growth through the first half of 2019 before it begins to fade, ultimately acting as a drag on the economy in the second half of 2020.”Housing is expected to lag behind, even with an improved job market and economy. Fannie Mae notes that the lack of inventory and affordability concerns will remain issues in the housing sector.“The current labor market hot streak hasn’t been enough to boost the housing sector. Both new and trade-up home buyers remain discouraged by rising mortgage rates, elevated home prices, and a shortage of available inventory, particularly in the lower tier of the market,” said Duncan. “Market conditions also present a challenge for builders, as higher interest rates are driving up construction costs and tight labor conditions are accelerating the average hourly earnings growth of residential construction workers. Given weak housing data over the past month, we lowered our 2018 originations forecast by $11 billion to $1.624 trillion and our 2019 forecast by $21 billion to $1.603 trillion. However, we expect that existing and new home sales will stabilize in 2019 as home price appreciation moderates and mortgage rates begin to stabilize.”Find the full report from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategy and Research Group here.last_img read more

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Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires

first_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires LARRY! LARRY! LARRY! #NFLTOP100 pic.twitter.com/ZTGVjk12w6— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) May 30, 2017“Absolutely,” Philadelphia’s Torrey Smith answered when asked if Fitzgerald still belongs. “It feels like he’s been in the Top 100 forever. He hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.”In terms of production, it’s true. In the history of the NFL, only Jerry Rice and Reggie Wayne have had more catches in a single season in their age 33 season or later than Fitzgerald did last year.“One thing that sticks out about him is probably his hands,” New England cornerback Stephone Gilmore said. “You put the ball anywhere near him, he finds a way to come down with it.”Despite his stellar season, Fitzgerald did fall 18 spots in this year’s rankings after coming in at No. 27 in 2016.To Smith’s point, Fitzgerald has been in the annual countdown every season since its inception in 2011. His highest ranking ever came in 2012, when the receiver landed at No. 7. His low ranking was following the 2014 season, when he came in at No. 68.Fitzgerald is the second Cardinal on the list this year. Outside linebacker Chandler Jones was No. 85. Former Arizona defensive lineman Calais Campbell, who bolted for Jacksonville in free agency, was No. 83. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2017 file photo, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald walks off the field after a win over the Los Angeles Rams in an NFL football game in Los Angeles. Fitzgerald has confirmed he will be back to play a 14th NFL season. In a text to azcardinals.com’s Darren Urban, Fitzgerald confirmed a report that he had told ESPN’s Jim Trotter on Wednesday, Feb. 1, that he would play another season. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Top Stories Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald led the NFL in receptions in 2016 with 107. The catch total was the second-highest of Fitzgerald’s storied career and marked the first time he’s led the league in that category since 2005, when he was a 22-year-old second-year player.The Canton-bound Fitzgerald is still playing at a high level as he enters his 14th season in the league. That’s why he’s been recognized by his peers once again, landing at No. 45 in NFL Network’s annual countdown of the league’s Top 100 players. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Number of registered unemployed drops in January

first_imgThe number of registered unemployed fell in January by 6,850 to 35,989 compared to the respective month of 2017 and by 6,792 to a seasonally adjusted 28,812, the statistical service said.Compared to December 2017, the number of registered job seekers rose by 218 in January, Cystat said in a statement on its website.The 16 per cent annual drop in the number of unemployed in January was mainly on a reduction by 1,546 in the number of those without a job in public administration, Cystat said. The number of unemployed in construction fell by 1,122, in trade by 1,109, in manufacturing by 618 and financial and insurance services by 556. The number of newcomers fell by 743.Last month’s jobless number was the lowest for a January since 2011, when the figure was 28,914.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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