first_imgNew Delhi: The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has started a probe in the case of cheating after a person alleged that he was duped on the false pretext of multiplying the money and making huge profits. According to police, the suspects have cheated the victim in the case for about Rs nine crore. The complainant told them that in the year 2009 started his real estate business. “In the course of his business, he met two accused who were in the real estate business. Through their company goodwill and company, they could assess that the informant was new in the real estate business with no experience,” police said. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarComplainant further told police that All the accused prevailed upon the informant to enter into financial terms with them and become business partners whereby he would make windfall gains beyond his imagination. “Based on such false promises the informant was induced to part with his money get cheated systematically. The suspects in the case induced the informant to invest money into their ongoing projects instead of acquiring a new project. Another case was registered with the EOW in which the complainant alleged that his company has been cheated by placing the order of another company and getting goods imported from Taiwan. “Later it was found that the Taiwan company is the sister company of suspect. The suspect took the goods and also got the payment made to its sister’s company in Taiwan. In another case, a complainant running a non-banking financial company alleged that he was cheated by another company and its official in the garb of loan. The complainant’s company is engaged in the business of providing financial assistance in the form of various products from time to time.last_img read more

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first_imgDecision 2015Live on APTN at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30 Pacific watch aptn National News coverage of the federal election.We have our reporters across the country to bring you the results.Plus two panels of guests to share their perspective and opinion at APTN headquarters and in Ottawa.You can also watch streaming online at www.aptn.ca/decision2015last_img

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MONTREAL — Facebook has become the latest technology company to dig into Montreal’s burgeoning artificial intelligence sector, announcing the opening of a research lab in the city Friday.The lab, known as FAIR Montreal, is headed by Joelle Pineau, a professor in McGill University’s computer science department and co-director of Reasoning and Learning Lab.The social media giant follows Google and Microsoft in establishing AI roots in Montreal.The lab is open and ready for business, with the first researchers already setting up shop in a new building.Pineau finished her degree in the United States and came back to Montreal against the advice of some of her American colleagues, who felt it would hinder her ability to do world-class research.She said she’s proven them wrong and added she hopes the new lab will give talented researchers in the field another option to stay put.“For many years, I’ve seen a steady stream of talented AI researchers … leaving my lab but also leaving our country,” Pineau told dignitaries, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“I hope that some of the students who are here today will find an opportunity that matches their interest and their talent.”The Montreal lab will employ 10 researchers to begin, with the aim of tripling that number in the coming year.That would put it on par with three other Facebook hubs currently based in New York City, Paris and Menlo Park, Calif., and serve as recognition that Montreal has quickly developed a concentration of expertise in the area of artificial intelligence.Apart from the lab, Facebook said it intends to invest $7 million in the city’s AI community to fund research and students.Yoshua Bengio, a computer science professor at Universite de Montreal and an AI researcher, says Facebook is not just applying artificial intelligence but is also creating new science.“Facebook and a few other companies have been really contributing to the best science that is happening in our field in the last few years,” Bengio said. “This is unusual. It’s not what you usually see in industry.“But AI’s moving so fast and the importance of having the best people in one’s company is so critical.”Trudeau was joined by Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre and Quebec’s innovation minister, Dominque Anglade.Speaking at his alma mater, Trudeau said generations of innovators have found inspiration in Montreal and Canada.“So it should come as no surprise that more tech giants are choosing our cities as their homes away from home,” he said.Outside the event, a large crowd of mostly students gathered for a chance to meet with Trudeau in his hometown.“You think he’ll sign my textbook?,” one McGill student quipped as she and dozens others patiently waited for the prime minister to emerge. read more

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According to the air force media unit, it is believed the murder was carried out over a love affair.The corporal who shot himself after murdering the two air force members, was admitted to hospital in critical condition. (Colombo Gazette) An airman shot dead two air force members including a female at the Marble Beach resort in Trincomalee today and then shot himself.The air force corporal had shot the two air force members at the reception of the resort operated by the air force.

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00:00:00 | 00:00:00::Projekktor V1.3.09 (Video updated) Rob Ford’s surprise admission that he had smoked crack was fodder for late-night TV hosts last night.Phil Perkins is at McMaster University with clips and reaction.

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Fresh from her most recent victory at the French Open, Belgian tennis star Justine Hénin-Hardenne was today enlisted to promote the fight against doping in sports by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which appointed her one of its Champions for Sport. “With this appointment, the first of a woman UNESCO Champion for Sport, I am convinced that public attention and support for our campaign against doping in sport will be significantly bolstered,” Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of the agency, said in his announcement.Mr. Matsuura paid tribute to the number-three ranked player’s “strength of character and her commitment to excellence, fair-play and integrity. It is these attributes,” he continued, “and her ability to inspire young people that will help UNESCO to educate tomorrow’s athletes about ethics in sport and spread the anti-doping message.”A three-time winner of the French Open over four years, Justine Hénin-Hardenne has won 24 titles to date, including the US Open, the Australian Open and a Gold Medal in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. She turned professional in 1999.She joins the ranks of other notable UNESCO Champions for Sport that include Ukrainian pole-vaulter Serhiy Bubka, French judo champion David Douillet, Russian ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Fetisov, and German Formula One champion Michael Schumacher. Brazilian footballer Edson Arantes do Nascimento, also known as King Pelé, has been UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1994. read more

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“When cooperation funds dry up, the response teams on the ground no longer have resources to adequately respond to alerts, treat patients and prevent further deaths,” wrote Pedro Medrano Rojas, the Senior Coordinator for the Cholera Response in Haiti, in an opinion piece published in Wiener Zeitung.Mr. Medrano said the epidemic has caused 9,000 deaths and affected more than 735,000 people since October 2010 when the outbreak began in the aftermath of the earthquake.“Engraved in our memories are dreadful images of dilapidated buildings and people trying to survive in the midst of the disaster,” he said. “And we can also remember the outstanding international mobilization, committed both to reconstructing the country and fighting the cholera epidemic that emerged months later.”He said it was understandable that television cameras were now in Nepal, where an earthquake similar to the one in Haiti had occurred. “But we cannot forget cholera,” he said. “The cholera epidemic in Haiti is still a humanitarian emergency that requires urgent attention. How would we react if any other country forecasted 28,000 cases of cholera for 2015?”That World Health Organization (WHO) forecast could be even worse if efforts were not made to correct the course and Mr. Medrano said the latest UN cholera fact sheet revealed that the situation is going through its worst moment in the last three years.Heavy rains in September 2014 combined with the lack of resources for an appropriate response reversed previous declines, he said, adding that since then Cholera cases “skyrocketed” from approximately a thousand per month to nearly a thousand per week, with 113 people dying between January and March.“Despite the alarming situation and the worrying estimates for 2015, the cholera epidemic has fallen off the radar of most donors,” Mr. Medrano said. “The lack of resources has already led to the closure of 91 of the 250 treatment centres in the country and has caused the departure of many international partners from the country.”He said the humanitarian community needed $36 million to secure the response capacity and he stressed that the disease was “easily treatable” through antibiotics and hydration.“No one should die from cholera in the twenty-first century,” Mr. Medrano continued. “But Haiti is at a disadvantage, as the poorest country in Latin America and one of the poorest in the entire world. Its health system is very limited and its national sanitation system barely covers one in every four people.”He pointed to the many positive results in Haiti stemming from international cooperation, including a huge drop in the number of displaced persons, an 88 per cent increase in primary school attendance and the reaching of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on underweight children in 2012.“Cholera in Haiti can be eliminated,” he said. “We have the strategies, roadmaps and coordination mechanisms with the Government in place to do so. What we need now is a stronger commitment of the international cooperation. Stopping our support now will risk losing everything.” read more

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This Years Patriots Are Almost On Pace To Be The GOAT

2Chicago Bears19426-01751 TEAMYEARRECORDELO AFTER 6 WEEKS 1Chicago Bears19866-01756 23Indianapolis Colts20056-01697 8Chicago Bears19435-0-11718 Once again, the New England Patriots find themselves atop the NFL heap: 5-0 so far this year with the league’s best points-per-game margin. Las Vegas oddsmakers consider New England far and away the best team in football. Excellence isn’t unfamiliar for the Pats; just last month, we anointed their 2007 squad1Unbeaten in the regular season. as the best single-season team in NFL history. But this year’s version is also one of the greatest teams in NFL history — through a season’s first six weeks.Of course, that last qualifier is important; the Patriots aren’t even a third of the way through their schedule, and you don’t win any prizes for being really good going into Week 7. On the other hand, the Patriots are really, really good.We can measure this using Elo ratings, one of our favorite metrics for ranking football teams. You can read the fine details of how they work here, but in a nutshell, Elo assigns each team a strength rating based on how likely it thinks that team is to win games in the future. The ratings are simple — their only inputs are the score, strength of opponent and location of each game — but they’re also predictive and self-correcting, so a team’s strength estimate is constantly evolving.And in the case of the 2015 Patriots, that rating is ridiculously good. Through the first six weeks of an NFL season,2Which technically encompasses only five games for the Patriots, because they had a bye in Week 4. only three teams have ever possessed a higher Elo rating than New England’s current mark of 1736: 5San Francisco 49ers19905-01734 19Green Bay Packers19626-01702 12New England Patriots20045-01714 7Denver Broncos19986-01724 11Miami Dolphins19735-11714 15Philadelphia Eagles19505-11711 9Pittsburgh Steelers19795-11717 16Miami Dolphins19846-01709 13Canton Bulldogs19236-01714 24New England Patriots20115-11695 25Cleveland Browns19515-11693 22Los Angeles Rams19686-01697 14Green Bay Packers19635-11713 18Minnesota Vikings19705-11707 3New England Patriots20076-01748 10Dallas Cowboys19944-11716 21Chicago Bears19415-11698 17Green Bay Packers19306-01708 4New England Patriots20155-01736 6Green Bay Packers20116-01728 20Chicago Bears19346-01698 I wrote three weeks ago, when they were 3-0, that this year’s Pats were unlikely to match the 2007 team’s 16-0 regular season record … and they still aren’t. (New England has roughly a 7 percent chance of going undefeated now.) But the Patriots are within striking distance of where the ’07 Pats were at the same point that season, and that ought to strike fear in the hearts of New England’s remaining 11 opponents.CORRECTION (Oct. 23, 10:50 a.m.): An earlier version of a table in this article listed the 1950 Philadelphia Eagles twice. One of the entries, which represented the Elo of the Eagles after five games, was incorrect and has been removed. The teams below that entry have each been moved up a slot, and the 2011 Patriots were added to the list as the 25th team.CORRECTION (Oct. 25, 1:25 p.m.): An earlier version of this article gave an incorrect record for the 1931 Green Bay Packers through the first six weeks of the season. The team was 6-0, not 7-1. The Packers’ Elo through those six weeks was too low for them to be in the top 25, so we have removed them, moved the teams below up a slot, and added the 1951 Cleveland Browns. read more

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Theres No Reason To Think Barry Bonds Can Coach Like He Could

Barry Bonds is back in baseball. The Miami Marlins announced Friday that Bonds will become their hitting coach, joining new manager Don Mattingly’s staff.1Since retiring, Bonds has worked as a spring-training guest instructor for the San Francisco Giants, but not on a full-time basis. So now we’ll get to obsessively analyze Bonds’ proportions all over again, this time in arguably the majors’ worst uniform.Bonds is a lightning rod because of his role in MLB’s steroid era, but I’m not here to re-litigate how much he cheated or what his punishment should be. The guy was pretty terrific at hitting a baseball long before we knew what BALCO was.My question is simple: Does a good hitter make for a good hitting coach?Not necessarily.To find out, I looked at every hitting coach going back to 19732The year the designated hitter was introduced. using data from Retrosheet.org, and for those who played in MLB, I gathered their Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+, a per-plate appearance measure of offensive production that we’re quite fond of at FiveThirtyEight) and the number of wins above replacement (WAR) that can be attributed to their offensive contributions.3For sticklers, this means I removed both positional defense and the overall position adjustment from a player’s WAR. But I did leave baserunning in offensive WAR, as is the custom for the statistic, even though that aspect of the game is often managed by instructors other than the hitting coach.But how does one go about quantifying coaching performance? It’s a complex question that I’ve struggled with over the years. One simple way to judge a hitting coach’s effectiveness is how well his hitters outperformed their expectations. To that end, I used a historical database of Marcel projections — named for the pet monkey from the show “Friends” because they’re so basic a monkey could compute them — and measured the degree to which a hitting coach’s pupils performed better in the batter’s box (according to Weighted On-Base Average, or wOBA) than they were projected to.Armed with all this information, we can see the (non-)relationship between a hitter’s offense and his coaching talents. Whether we make the comparison using the hitting coach’s career WAR, as in the chart above, or using a weighted average of his lifetime wRC+, the correlation between hitting well and coaching others to do the same is effectively nonexistent.While Bonds may have been second only to Babe Ruth among career hitters — ignoring steroids — we have no idea what that means for Giancarlo Stanton, Dee Gordon and the rest of the Marlins hitters. So while the thought of Stanton becoming even more Bonds-like has pitchers everywhere reconsidering their chosen profession, it’s still anyone’s guess whether Bonds will be able to communicate to others just what drove his preternatural plate discipline and freakishly fast reflexes at the plate. read more

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first_imgYou probably aren’t going to use MIT’s new x-ray vision tracking set up from another room, but you could if you wanted to. A reserach team at the institute has come up with a way to use three radio antennas to pinpoint your movements through a wall, and it’s accurate to within 10cm.The MIT project is similar to Microsoft’s Kinect  sensor in that it doesn’t require a user to carry around a transmitter. In its current form, however, it’s not quite as precise. In case you hadn’t heard, the Kinect 2.0 is capable of reading lips from across the room.It’s also not as detailed as Kinect. Right now, the person being tracked is only rendered as a red dot. Future versions should be able to draw a complete silhouette, however. A Kinect sensor can’t, of course, perform its duties from a different room.What MIT is showing off functions more like an improved version of the WiFi-based indoor location tracking systems that retailers are using to keep tabs on shoppers. The MIT system has one big advantage over existing trackers, though, which is that it can track people even if they’re not carrying a smartphone or other wireless device.There’s one major hurdle that needs to be overcome before MIT’s “Kinect of the Future” can be commercialized. Right now, it’s only able to track a single person. There can be other people in the room, but they need to remain relatively still so as not to intefere with the detection and tracking. Clearly, that’s not going to cut it in a real world setting. The fact that it can detect when an arm is being raised, however, is something retailers can get excited about.Current systems provide a decent look at traffic patterns in a store and can show where shoppers are pausing to take longer looks. MIT’s tracker could reveal when and where a shopper is actually interested enough in something to reach out and touch it.last_img read more

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Gracia wants his side to finish the season well

first_imgWatford haven’t won for five matches in a row and Javi Gracia believes that his side should end the season strongly to prepare well for the upcoming season and already help with the development.The Spaniard knows that the results haven’t been the best lately but he also insisted that the remaining four games of the season should serve mostly as a preparation for the upcoming one.Gracia spoke about his side’s upcoming games as he said, according to Watford Observer:“I prefer to finish the season well because I think that is the first step to do well next season.”Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“At this moment, it is the most important thing to prepare every game well and try and get all the points you are able to get.”“It is always a big challenge and you never know where you are going to get the next points, so the next four games are important, and for Palace as well.”“Everyone is fighting at the moment to get the points.”last_img read more

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Pellegrini admits Chicharitos goal was a handball

first_imgWest Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini admits Javier Hernandez’s equaliser against Fulham was indeed a handball on Friday night.The Mexican striker, more commonly known as Chicharito, netted his 50th Premier League goal with his arm after initially appearing to have headed the ball into the net from a yard out following Robert Snodgrass’ corner.Chicharito’s strike cancelled out Ryan Babel’s opener for Fulham at the London Stadium before Issa Diop’s header found the net to put West Ham 2-1 up heading into the break.Michail Antonio then added a third goal in stoppage-time to hand the Hammers a first win in five matches.But the talking point after the game was naturally all about Chicharito’s equaliser, who’s “helping hand” proved to play a decisive part of West Ham’s recovery.“I’ve seen it now, it’s handball but nobody really saw very clearly,” Pellegrini admitted to Sky Sports.“The Fulham players didn’t complain much about it, maybe they didn’t see if it was the head or hand, but I don’t think it decided the game. We scored two more and created plenty more chances.“We started the game sleeping, the first 10 minutes were unbelievable, they created chances, scored the goal and had another shot wide, but after those 10 minutes we played very well.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We scored three goals, had three or four clear chances and they didn’t have any more clear-cut opportunities.”Once more this season, West Ham again struggled during the opening phase of the game with former Liverpool star Babel punishing them by scoring his first Fulham goal in the third minute.“You never know the reason why but maybe we are a little bit struggling with instruction at the moment,” said Pellegrini on West Ham’s slow starts this term.“The important thing was that we changed the attitude.”Pellegrini’s side, who are currently ninth in the Premier League table, will next face reigning champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.50 – Javier Hernandez has become the first Mexican player to score 50 Premier League goals; all 50 have been scored inside the box. Opportunist. #WHUFUL pic.twitter.com/4I8fIVwFPF— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 22, 2019last_img read more

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Man wanted for Miami Gardens murder in custody

first_imgAccording to officials, Saint Fleur has since been transported to the Madison County Jail, where he is being held on a no-bond status pending extradition to Miami-Dade County.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WSVN) – A wanted Miami Gardens murder suspect was apprehended, Thursday, at an interstate rest stop.According to Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam, 34-year-old Emmanuel Saint Fleur was taken into custody after he passed through an agriculture interdiction station on Interstate 10 in Madison County.Fleur was wanted by Miami Gardens Police on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder with a firearm and burglary with an assault while armed, officials said.“Our agricultural law enforcement officers serve day in and day out to protect Floridians and visitors from a variety of threats,” said Commissioner Putnam in a news release. “Thanks to the hard work of our officers, Florida is safer with this criminal in custody.”According to Miami Gardens Police, they received a call of shots fired, Tuesday, at a home located near Northwest 157th Street and 17th Place, sometime before 4:30 a.m. “It was still dark out. I heard brakes squealing,” said Willie Harrell, who lives nearby. “Next thing I know, I heard a couple shots, and then I heard the police and that’s when I got out of bed.”Related: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after shots fired in Miami Gardens7Skyforce flew over the scene on Tuesday morning, where a body was seen covered by a yellow tarp. Investigators said the victim was found deceased inside the home in question.7News captured a second victim being wheeled away on a stretcher and loaded onto a helicopter that had to land on North Dade Middle School’s playing field. That person was transported to a local hospital in unknown condition. last_img read more

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Two men shot in North Miami

first_imgNORTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Two adult males have been transported to the hospital following a shooting in North Miami.According to North Miami Police one man suffered non-life threatening injuries; the other is in serious condition. The shooting occurred near 148th Street and NE 18th Avenue.Both victims were transported to Aventura Hospital.Police have not released a description of the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 305-471-TIPS.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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57 Earthquake Shook Southcentral This Morning

first_imgThe 5.7 quake — initially reported as a 5.4, but upgraded by the Alaska Earthquake Center — struck at 9:21am., 9 miles SW of Iliamna Volcano, with a depth of 90.4 miles. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Southcentral Alaska Wednesday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Initial reports from the USGS’s indicated the quake was felt in Kenai, Anchor Point, and Sterling.last_img

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first_img Comments This robot sweeps and mops, and does an efficient job of both. Roborock I recently remodeled my basement, and the resulting layer of dust and other detritus made it the perfect testing ground for the Roborock S50 — a robot vacuum that can also mop. It did a great job overall, which is why I’m excited to share this deal: For a limited time and while supplies last, Betteryourlife (via Walmart) has the Roborock S50 for $400 shipped (plus tax). Alas, store pickup isn’t available, nor is two-day shipping — so you won’t be able to get this in time for Mother’s Day.See it at WalmartI’ve owned early-generation Roombas and late-model Ecovacs. The S50 is my favorite robot sweeper to date. That’s in part because it’s just plain prettier — why are so many robo-vacs that ugly matte-black color? — and in part because it seems smarter and more efficient than others I’ve tried. The companion app, for example, gives you lots of cleaning options. You can set up virtual barriers, no-go zones, go-only zones and so on. All that’s possible thanks to the S50’s laser-mapping skills, which also allow it to clean in an orderly pattern, rather than just randomly bumping all over the place. The S50 has a sizable battery, one that’s good for around 2.5 hours of cleaning, according to Roborock. That comes at the expense of the dust bin, which is on the smaller side. Similarly, the water tank nets you only about 30 minutes’ worth of mopping before needing to be refilled. (Thankfully, that was enough time to completely cover my basement, which is about 800 square feet.) CNET hasn’t reviewed the S50, but I’ll steer you over to Matthew Miller’s review at ZDNet. Verdict: “A great performer at a price that is reasonable given its power, efficiency, and utility.” And that was based on a then-$464 Amazon price. (It’s currently $570.) Speaking of Amazon, some 300 customers collectively rated the robot 4.5 stars out of 5. So, yeah, you may not know the Roborock brand, but in my estimation this is every bit as good as some of the latest Roombas — with a much lower price. Read more: The best robot vacuums for 2019Originally published on April 17, 2019.Update, May 10: Changes to price, availability and model number. (The S50 is the white variant of the S5 product line.) Removed bonus deal.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! 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. Tags 11center_img The Cheapskate Smart Home Vacuum Cleaners Share your voicelast_img read more

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first_imgAmid a resurgence of different security threats worldwide, expected increases in US defense budgets and a higher defense spending from India and Japan will likely boost global defense sector revenue growth in 2017. Is India secretly preparing for a war?The global Aerospace and Defense (A&D) sector is likely to grow around 2 percent in 2017, driven primarily by a 3.2 percent revenue growth in the defense sector, while commercial aerospace sector revenues are likely to remain flat at 0.3 percent increase, according to a Deloitte report.Operating earnings for the commercial aerospace sector are expected to grow 20.6 percent, while defense segment’s operating earnings will likely rise 7.0 percent.The report noted that with rising global conflicts, demand for military products is increasing in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, North Korea, and the East and South China Seas.”This is resulting in increased defense spending globally, especially, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, India, South Korea, Japan, and China – many of these countries have already started to increase purchases of next generation military equipment,” highlights the report.Additionally, Donald Trump speaking about increasing defense budgets to increase aircraft fleet would result in higher US defense spending. DeloitteLast year till October, India signed 15 contracts worth $10.5 billion with foreign vendors, including the deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets and 145 M777 lightweight Howitzers. By 2018, India’s defense budget is projected to increase to $56.5 billion as the country recapitalizes and strengthens its military to counter potential threats from China and Pakistan. Major A&D players such as Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Safran already have a footprint in the Indian market, with some of them planning further investments. For instance, Airbus announced a joint venture with Mahindra Defense Systems last year to manufacture helicopters for the Indian military. Similarly, Boeing entered into a joint-venture with Tata Advanced Systems in December 2015, wherein, they will manufacture fuselages of Apache Helicopters in India. As the sector opens up further, there will be an increase in global defense companies entering the Indian market.For the commercial aerospace growth, stable global gross domestic product (GDP) growth, relatively lower commodity prices including crude oil, strong passenger travel demand, especially in the Middle East and Asia Pacific region, will likely drive the segment growth. Commercial aircraft backlog is at an all-time high of approximately 13,500 aircraft units, representing more than nine-and-a-half years of current annual production rate. Specifically, strong global airline passenger traffic and improved global airline profits, primarily on account of lower fuel costs will likely drive increased large commercial aircraft production and in turn commercial aerospace revenues in 2017 and 2018.  DeloitteDeloitte expects about 96 more aircraft to be produced in 2017 as compared to 2016, which experienced a subdued performance impacted by a decline in commercial aircraft production.India has the highest traffic RPK (revenue passenger kilometers) growth globally at 8.6 percent and it is expected to be the third largest aviation market by 2026. (China is expected to be the world’s largest by 2035.) India will need 1,850 new commercial aircraft in the next two decades and that is likely to support the growth of low-cost carriers that represent more than 60 percent of the total flights.last_img read more

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first_imgIndian security personnel guards at the Line of Control (LoC).ReutersIndian intelligence agencies have suggested Pakistan is planning to push 100 ‘hardcore’ terrorists from Afghanistan into the Kashmir Valley. “We have credible intelligence that Pakistan is bringing over 100 hardcore terrorists from Afghanistan and they will be pushed into Kashmir in the next few weeks,” said a military source.It was revealed that Pakistan’s assessments indicated the local terrorists in Kashmir are not adequately trained and have “low shelf-life”, leading to a leadership crisis after their elimination in anti-terror military operations.Abdul Rauf Azhar, the younger brother of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar, reportedly held meetings with top commanders at the Bahawalpur headquarters on August 19 and 20 regarding ways of pushing experienced Afghan militants into the valley.Intelligence reports also claimed around 15 Jaish militants are waiting for instructions to infiltrate into Kashmir from terror cells located in Pakistan’s Lipa valley along the Line of Control (LoC).Pakistan-based terror groups are suspected of targeting vital installations in several major cities in the next few weeks, according to the sources. It was also revealed that serial attacks in Kashmir are being planned in an attempt to deceive the international community into showing the deteriorating situation in the valley, following the abrogation of special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir through Article 370.Earlier intelligence reports had stated Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has given JeM full permission for suicide bomb attacks in the valley to cause as many casualties as they can, without worrying about “collateral damage”.Indian security forces have been on high alert following multiple updates on the reactivation of terrorist-training camps in border regions with “backing by the Pakistan army”.Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has also made ominous statements about a military conflict between the two countries after New Delhi’s decision on Kashmir and said that “Pulwama-like attacks” can be expected. Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/7:41Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-7:40?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …center_img PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Revocation of Article 370last_img read more

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ASALH Carter G Woodson Celebration

first_imgThe National Park Service in conjunction with the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and Shiloh Baptist Church will host the 138th Dr. Carter G. Woodson Birthday Celebration (the founder of Black History Month) on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church located at 1500 9th St., NW. A formal program celebrating the life and legacy of Woodson will be presented from various dignitaries who will highlight the Woodson era and its impact today. The celebration serves as the formal kickoff for ASALH’s Centennial in 2015. A reception will follow the program in the church fellowship hall. For more information, call 202-238-5910 or email info@asalh.netlast_img

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The Ordeal of Ivan Potts Is the Same Old Tragic Story

first_img“I had so many cases, so many things I was trying to research, so I could get justice. Because I knew the odds was against me; it’s little old me against a powerful system. So, all I would do is study law, read judge’s opinions to cases and I would just research the law every day,” said Ivan Potts, 31, as he described how he typically spent large swaths of his day, more than 588 of them locked up at the Roxbury Correctional Institution in Hagerstown, Maryland.Justice or something resembling justice came on April 12, when Potts was released from Roxbury. The gun charges against him, which gave him a mandatory eight years in prison were dropped and the case dismissed, once it was discovered the three officers who arrested him on September 2, 2015; Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Det. Maurice Ward and Det. Evodio Hendrix were part of the seven cops indicted on federal charges of racketeering in March of 2017. All seven of those officers remain locked up awaiting trial, while Potts endeavors to cobble his life back together after being wrongfully arrested and spending almost two years in prison.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)“He’s (Potts) been staying at home with his kid, looking for work,” according to his attorney Todd Oppenheim. However, Potts is one of tens of thousands of mostly poor, mostly Black men and some women who struggle to recover after being arrested on dubious charges or in many cases, no charges at all. Many have been fighting to repair their lives for nearly 20 years since the nefarious, “zero tolerance,” policing policy, implemented in 1999 when Martin O’Malley was mayor of Baltimore.My friend and colleague Stephen Janis (one half of, “The Mod Squad,” along with his partner at The Real News Network, Taya Graham), and I have written dozens of stories over the years about the ubiquitous and devastating aftermath of zero tolerance on the Black community.“You had 10,000 people being arrested on a monthly basis, totally responding to the statistical need to incarcerate people. But, neighborhoods were pretty much under martial law,” Janis said recently during an interview. For several years in the early 2000’s Baltimore averaged more than 100,000 arrests per year, roughly one-sixth of the city’s population.Zero tolerance, which was actually birthed in New York and co-opted by O’Malley, is derived from the “broken windows” theory of policing implemented in New York during William J. Bratton’s first term as police commissioner during the mid-1990’s. Its basic tenet is lock-up people in communities of color en masse, for small crimes like vandalism and public drinking, to create the appearance of lawfulness. The consensus by many criminologists is that zero tolerance failed miserably in Baltimore and has perhaps caused irreparable damage in many of the city’s mostly Black, mostly poor communities.“You cannot win this war on crime without the support of the community and when they feel like you are an occupying force, they will never cooperate with you,” said Warren Brown, the formidable defense attorney back in July 2005, at the zenith of zero tolerance. Brown was specifically protesting so-called, “illegal arrests,” the rocket fuel of zero tolerance. Brown told me back then that police were making about 2,000 illegal arrests per month. “An illegal arrest is when there is either no probable cause for the arrest or the state has indicated they will not prosecute,” Brown said in 2005. Out of the hundreds of thousands arrested during the height of zero tolerance, tens of thousands were never charged. In fact, according to the DOJ, more than 11,000 people arrested in Baltimore City since 2010 have not been charged.Although the zero tolerance policy was officially abandoned several years ago by the BCPD, the Department of Justice’s scathing patterns or practice report argues current supervisors trained under zero tolerance, “continue to encourage officers to prioritize short-term suppression.” At the very least the residue of zero tolerance continues to permeate communities where lives have been interrupted adversely, in many cases catastrophically, with lost jobs, ruptured families and crushed spirits.The many beaten and killed by rogue cops is another conversation.“They’re like a gang of their own, they’re like the police bandits. You’ve got your uniformed police, then you got your knockers…and they’re like desperados or something, with a badge riding around the neighborhood,” Potts said.“And it’s like, their demeanor is like, `We’re doin’ the same thing ya’ll doin’…but we got badges and if you move the wrong way, we’ll bust you. It’s not systematically designed to help, it’s designed to stir the pot up, to stir the confusion up.”Sean Yoes is a senior contributor for the AFRO and host and executive producer of AFRO First Edition, which airs Monday through Friday 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on WEAA, 88.9.last_img

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