Jammu, Dec 31 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir government today announced a cash reward of Rs five lakh to shooter Chain Singh who made the state proud by winning six gold medals at the 2016 South Asian Games besides clinching a medal in 2014 Asian Games.The cash award for the son of the soil was sanctioned on the recommendation of sports minister Molvi Imran Reza Ansari, an official spokesman said.”The award to Singh is a resolution for the New Year, so that more and more youth gets engaged towards the sports,” Ansari said.Chain Singh has done us proud, his achievements at the National level and International level have inspired many a young sportspersons to take up sports in the state, the minister said.”Our youth has once again proved their calibre by starring their names at national and international events and I hope that they will keep the calibre and make our state proud,” Ansari said.He said the government would provide every possible help in the form of facilities to the budding and aspiring sportspersons. PTI TAS ADS
The clinic will complement the existing public health services offered in St. Catherine SEHRA Chairman says the clinic is a major advancement in health care delivery The Governor-General also donated $200,000 from the I Believe Initiative towards the project Story Highlights The Spring Village Development Foundation (SVDF), in St. Catherine, has been commended for its commitment to the residents in the community, and for its work in establishing a medical facility to serve more than 20,000 persons.Speaking at the official opening of Phase One of the Spring Village ‘I Believe’ medical clinic on July 30, wife of the Governor-General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Lady Allen, noted that the clinic is the result of the Foundation’s tireless work and dedication to the community.“This complex proves what can be achieved when you dare to dream, pursue that dream with determination and are so enthusiastic about it, that others are led to support you for the achievement of that dream,” she said.The clinic aims to provide affordable, preventive, primary health care to residents of Spring Village and neighbouring communities in a centralised location, where the most demanded health services can be accessed.Residents will be able to get optical screenings, dental care, mental health/counselling, pharmacy and laboratory service, as well as pre-and post-natal services.Lady Allen informed that her husband, the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, declared Spring Village an ‘I Believe’ village because he was impressed by the way the residents used their initiative to develop solutions to the problems they identified in the community.The project has been endorsed by the ‘I Believe Initiative’, which is spearheaded by the Governor-General, and is focused on projects intended to contribute to the transformation of Jamaica.She said the I Believe Initiative is pleased to be a partner in the project and expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for agreeing to add ‘I Believe’ to the name of the clinic.“This is a testimony to the fact that they all share the conviction of the Governor-General that there is nothing wrong with Jamaica that cannot be fixed by what is right with Jamaica. They agree that a motivated community working together to achieve a better quality of life, is an aspect of what is right with Jamaica,” Lady Allen said.For his part, Chairman of the South-East Regional Health Authority (SEHRA), Mr. Littleton Shirley, said the clinic is a major advancement in health care delivery.He pointed out that the clinic will complement the existing public health services offered in St. Catherine, and added that an effective primary health care system can prevent many of the disease burdens, and prevent people with minor complaints from flooding the emergency wards of hospitals.Meanwhile, Executive Director of the SVDF, Mr. Randy Finnikin, said the opening of the facility is an expression of the commitment of stakeholders in the community in ensuring that the population of Spring Village is healthy and productive, as “we relentlessly pursue the transformation of this community to meet the challenges of the day and to play its part in contributing to national development.”Support for the clinic has come from entities, including Jamaica Broilers, which donated the land for the facility; the Jamaica Missions of Minnesota, in the United States, and the SVDF Chapters in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.The Governor-General also donated $200,000 from the I Believe Initiative towards the project. The donation was made possible through contributions from three sponsors of the I Believe Initiative – Scotiabank Jamaica Limited, Maffessanti Builders and Contractors Limited and Fosrich Group of Companies.
Printing, production and distribution company Fry Communications has added digital reprint services to its portfolio of services.Using the same PDFs publishers provide for printing their issues, Fry says it can print four-color or single color reprints, ranging from single sheets to 32-page stitched booklets. The reprints can be printed on coated or uncoated stocks from 45-pounf text weight to 110-pound cover stock.Fry—which traditionally offers print, premedia, distribution, direct mail and fulfillment services— also will offer in-house design services to publishers who need redesign of reformatting of article of section reprints, the company says.
The launch of Duluth~Superior Magazine, a regional Minnesota niche, may never have happened if it weren’t for its founder’s rocky start.When former Duluth News Tribune publisher Marti Buscaglia decided to leave the newspaper to take a position at the Orange County Register in California, she suffered a devastating career blow when an anonymous reader tipped off her new employer to ask for a copy of Buscaglia’s college diploma.Buscaglia, who never finished her degree, says she made the “rookie” mistake of writing it on her resume. “The CEO asked me, ‘Well, do you want to come on board anyway and ride out the storm?’ and I told him that I didn’t think it was fair to his readers—they needed a publisher they could trust.” Buscaglia picked up the pieces, finished her college degree in Minnesota (graduating summa cum laude), and took the summer of 2007 to write the business plan for her dream of producing a niche city and lifestyle publication for the area.“I had a vision and I understand demographics. We really set out to give people a sense of pride of living in this region,” she says of the underserved market.After launching in the winter of 2008, Buscaglia’s brainchild has a 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people. While other area magazines tout PDFs to display content online, Buscaglia has created a Web presence with online-exclusive content, unique media partnerships and a comprehensive arts and events calendar. The Web site draws 165,000 page views from 10,000 visitors monthly.“We didn’t have a lot of ads, but enough to make it worthwhile, with five full-page advertisers with yearlong contracts, and a few smaller ones,” says Buscaglia. The magazine, now 68 pages, is down from its launch of 96 pages. Buscaglia admits anticipating a page reduction. “Readers are just as happy. Many say it’s better.”VITAL STATS: After only a year, Duluth~Superior Magazine has 10,000 circulation for a market area of less than 250,000 people.
Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Air Force has signed an enhanced use lease (EUL) with Gulf Power Co. to develop a 30-megawatt photovoltaic solar energy plant on a 240-acre parcel at Eglin AFB, Fla.The deal, part of the Air Force Community Partnership and Energy Program initiative, allows the utility and its developer to construct, own, operate and maintain the solar array. In return for use of the land, Gulf Power will make infrastructure upgrades promoting renewable energy or energy conservation at the installation over the lifespan of the 37-year lease. The financial consideration is valued at $1 million, according to a press release.“These important partnerships support our base and civic communities and efficiently use Air Force property to enable unfunded installation requirements that support our mission and sustainability,” said Jennifer Miller, deputy assistant secretary for installations.The power generated by the solar array will be delivered to a nearby Gulf Power substation and transmitted to the utility’s retail customers. The project will generate more than 60,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year, according to the Air Force.The service is always searching for innovative ways to partner with the community, especially in the energy domain, said Miranda Ballentine, assistant secretary for installations, environment and energy.“This important partnership with Gulf Power helps us strengthen relationships with our local communities, and this particular EUL enhances our buying power for infrastructure while helping Gulf Power provide renewable energy for the community,” Ballentine said.“We are going to receive infrastructure upgrades that will be reinvested into our energy programs and improve our energy resiliency, which is, first and foremost, our highest focus area for facility energy,” she said.
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0 Post a comment Animals behaving badly amuse the internet Enlarge ImageSnakes alive, this python is a big ‘un. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission “Problem pythons” sounds like a great band name, but it’s a real issue for some areas of Florida. Burmese pythons are breeding and spreading across wildlife areas, including the fragile Everglades. The state now pays trappers to round up the large snakes, and one particular hunter just caught a doozy. Trapper John Hammond grabbed an 18-foot-long (5.5-meter) python this past weekend. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) shared a startling photo of his trophy on Facebook earlier this week. “During cooler months, people are more likely to see pythons during the day,” the commission wrote. Hammond, officially known as a Python Removal Contractor, snagged the snake in the Everglades Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area near Miami. Burmese pythons can reach 20 feet (6 meters) in size. More nope-ropes The story didn’t end happily for the snake. FWC says pythons caught for the program are humanely euthanized. Hammond told Fox 35 he would use the snake’s hide after skinning it. The news station also reports the snake just set a new record for largest python caught as part of Florida’s removal program. The 150-pounder beat out a 17-foot, 120-pound snake snagged in November. It’s sad to see what happens to these majestic animals, but Florida is trying to control the invasive species, which is taking a serious toll on native wildlife. The state even offers Python Patrol, a training program for private citizens that teaches them how to identify, capture and humanely kill the predators. Hundreds of the snakes have been removed since Florida started its python-control efforts. Tags CNET’s Holiday Gift Guide: The place to find the best tech gifts for 2018.Taking It to Extremes: Mix insane situations — erupting volcanoes, nuclear meltdowns, 30-foot waves — with everyday tech. Here’s what happens. Share your voice Nest doorbell camera catches slithery snake on video Rare two-headed venomous snake offers double the nope 11 Photos Random
2 Share your voice Tags Comments Google Alphabet Inc. Tech Industry The Nest Secure home security system Tyler Lizenby/CNET The US Senate Commerce Committee wants explanations from Google CEO Sundar Pichai about a recent controversy at Nest, the smart-home device company Google owns. Last week, the search giant drew criticism because its Nest Secure hub, a web-connected home security system, includes a microphone, but it was never disclosed in hardware specs, marketing materials or on Nest’s website. The microphone’s existence became apparent after Google announced earlier this month it was bringing its Assistant software to the Nest Secure. The Assistant, which lets people check flight information or turn off the lights in their houses, relies heavily on voice commands — and a microphone — when its on devices without screens. At the time, Google said it was an “error” that the microphone was omitted from the product specs. The company also said the mic has never been activated. But that hasn’t satisfied committee members, who wrote a letter to Pichai demanding more information. “Google’s failure to disclose a microphone within its Nest Secure product raises serious questions about its commitment to consumer transparency and disclosure,” the letter dated Feb. 25 says. “As consumer technology becomes ever more advanced, it is essential that consumers know the capabilities of the devices they are bringing into their homes so they can make informed choices.” The letter demands Pichai follow up with the committee by March 12. The committee also wants an “in-person briefing” on the issue by March 29. The letter was written by Senate Republicans Roger Wicker of Mississippi, John Thune of South Dakota and Jerry Moran of Kansas. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter. The controversy comes as Google — and the rest of Silicon Valley — deal with broader scrutiny over privacy and data collection. Google has gotten blowback from lawmakers and the public for its use of data location on its Android phones, as well as the access it gives third-party software makers to read people’s emails on Gmail. The committee wants Pichai to specifically address six questions:Has a microphone always been a component of the Nest Secure home security and alarm system device?When and how did Google become aware that a microphone was not listed on the Nest Secure’s technical specifications available to consumers?What steps has Google taken to inform purchasers of Nest Secure devices that the device contains a previously undisclosed microphone?Please describe Google’s process for developing technical specifications for its products. At what stage of this process did the error take place that resulted in the omission of the microphone’s presence in the Nest Secure device? Has Google taken steps to prevent such an error from reocurring in the technical specifications for other Google products?Is Google aware or has Google ever been aware of any third party using the Nest Secure microphone for any unauthorized purpose?Is Google aware of similar omissions in the technical specifications for any other Google products?The Senate also points out that the undisclosed microphone leaves consumers vulnerable to spying from hackers.”Moreover, even if Google was not using the Nest Secure microphone to record any information or it was turned off by default, there is still risk that hackers or other outside entities could have activated the microphone to illicitly record information,” the letter says. Nest has suffered other privacy controversies recently. Last month, a hacker infiltrated the Nest Cam security camera of a San Francisco Bay Area family by using a password obtained from a third-party breach. The hacker convinced the family that the US was under nuclear attack from North Korea. In December, another hacker took over the camera of a man in Arizona to warn him of security vulnerabilities. In another case that month, a hacker told a couple through the device that he’d kidnap their child.
Enlarge ImageToyota has spent the last 20 years honing the Prius’ Hybrid Synergy Drive tech into what it is today, and now other carmakers can buy that tech for their own products. Toyota Toyota recently did something pretty unexpected. It announced that it would allow royalty-free use of thousands of its gasoline-electric hybrid patents, patents it has jealously guarded in the past. It did this to extend the life of hybrid technology in an increasingly electric world, but that’s not where its plans end.According to a report published Friday by Reuters, Toyota has plans to not only act as a manufacturer of whole cars and trucks but also as a Tier 2 supplier. That means that it will supply hybrid components and even entire hybrid drivetrains to rivals. Why would it do that? Well, in short, to save some cash on electrification.See, Toyota has been lagging behind other companies in the development of fully electric vehicles. Catching up to the likes of Nissan and GM will require substantial amounts of cash for development of its own technology, but even more money will be needed to build a manufacturing infrastructure to support EV production.”We anticipate that there will probably be very few automakers who use our patents to develop their own hybrids from scratch, so by using our system and our components, and offering our support, we can work together to develop these cars,” said Shigeki Terashi, executive vice president for Toyota, in a statement to Reuters. Toyota didn’t immediately reply to a request for further comment.If Toyota can sell hybrid stuff to other car companies who want or need help in bringing down their corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) numbers and can’t afford to spend the capital necessary to develop their own systems, then it won’t have to dig quite so deeply into its own pockets.Toyota is already equipping other manufacturers’ vehicles with its hybrid tech. The (decidedly lackluster) Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid uses Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive tech, for example. Toyota will also supply hybrid tech to Suzuki, and the hot-rod hybrid Jimny that could likely result from that hookup will haunt our dreams forever. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid: A tougher looking electrified crossover Post a comment 62 Photos 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Tags Patents Suzuki Subaru Toyota Share your voice 0 More From Roadshow Auto Tech Hybrids Car Industry Toyota 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous
Edmund Shing explains why now is the perfect time to invest in British beverages giant Diageo.1) Global spirit makerDiageo is a multinational alcoholic beverages company, a member of the FTSE 100 index (UK Code: DGE) and currently holds a market value of Â£48bn ($73.7bn, â‚¬68.3bn).2) Big brandsThe company has a number of huge global alcohol brands, such as Johnnie Walker whisky, Smirnoff vodka, Baileys Irish Cream and Guinness. Together these brands make up 30% of Diageos sales.3) GrowthDiageo has seen decent growth in its spirits lines, with vodka sales rising by 4% in the first half of this year.4) Region-diversifiedThe company has a global reach, with 1/3 of sales in North America, 1/4 from Europe and over 40% from emerging markets such as China.5) ChristmasThe Christmas holiday season is fast approaching and thats a great time for spirit makers. This is because they do a disproportionately high amount of their sales over Christmas as we all get merry.Edmund Shing is Global Head of Equity Derivative Strategy at BNP Paribas in London. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. Close