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Program Review Changes Protect Priorities Cut Costs Duplication

first_img It costs three times more to run these parks than what they bring in as revenue. Most campers will not notice a difference, beyond paying at pay stations instead of paying park staff. Self-service campgrounds are becoming more common in other provinces. Visitor information centres in Pictou and Digby will not reopen this season. The locations represent just six per cent of all visitors to the provincial centres, but 17 per cent of overall costs. Per visitor, the costs are between four and seven times higher in Pictou and Digby than per visitor costs at the Halifax airport information centre. These changes will save $450,000 annually by 2016. Added to the park changes, taxpayers will save more than $1 million each year. Patrick Sullivan, CEO of the Nova Scotia Tourism Agency, said services must change, based on the needs of today’s visitors.”People visiting information centres have dropped by about 40 per cent over the last decade, as more people go online to plan their trips,” said Mr. Sullivan. The tourism agency was also created to work with private operators to significantly increase tourism, a oneNS goal. “The agency must focus on its primary responsibility — attracting more first-time visitors to Nova Scotia,” said Mr. Sullivan. “Tourism operators and communities are best positioned to provide visitors with services once we help get them here.” The changes affect 58 seasonal staff, 38 from the parks and 20 from the visitor information centres. Employees affected by this decision will be treated in accordance with their rights as outlined in the collective agreement. Laurie and Porters Lake provincial parks, Halifax Regional Municipality Islands Provincial Park, Shelburne County Smileys Provincial Park, Windsor Boylston Provincial Park, Guysborough County Salsman Provincial Park, Country Harbour Whycocomagh Provincial Park, Whycocomagh Government is changing how some park and tourism services are being delivered. The changes, which are part of program review, will cut costs and duplication, and protect services most important for government to fund. Seven of 20 provincial parks are changing to self service. Two provincial visitor information centres will not reopen this season. One is within three kilometres and the other is within 15 kilometres of locally run centres. “As a government, we spent the past year looking closely at programs and services to ensure we’re getting the best value for Nova Scotians’ money,” said Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill. “Self service is a more efficient way to keep our parks open for campers to enjoy. The switch will reduce the cost of our park system by $600,000.” Parks switching to self service are:last_img read more

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Beijingfriendly candidate says elections a battle for Taiwan

first_imgNew Taipei City: Taiwan’s upcoming elections will be a “heart-pounding, soul-stirring battle” for the island’s future, Beijing-friendly candidate Han Kuo-yu said Sunday in his first speech since becoming the opposition party’s presidential candidate.Han described January’s vote as a choice between “peace or crisis” with China in a speech to a packed stadium at the Kuomintang (KMT) party’s national congress.Taiwan has been a de facto sovereign nation since the end of a civil war in 1949 but China still views the island as its territory and has vowed to seize it, by force if necessary. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USHan is looking to unseat President Tsai Ing-wen of the Beijing-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in a contest that will be dominated by relations with China.”This won’t be a polite gentleman’s race, it will be a heart-pounding, soul-stirring battle for the survival of the Republic of China (ROC) and Taiwan’s next generations,” he told the crowd, using Taiwan’s formal name.”The people will make a sacred choice for the fate of our country in the next four years. We will choose whether to defend the ROC or destroy the ROC… we will choose cross-strait peace or Taiwan Strait crisis.” Also Read – Record number of 35 candidates in fray for SL Presidential pollsRelations with Beijing have soured since Tsai came to power in 2016 because her party refuses to recognise the idea that Taiwan is part of “one China”.Han also criticised the Tsai administration’s domestic policies and vowed to create “an economic miracle”.The 62-year-old has enjoyed a stunning rise in the last two years, journeying from relative obscurity to become his party’s presidential candidate in a phenomenon that has been dubbed the “Han tide”. Some have likened him to US President Donald Trump and other populist leaders who hail from outside establishment circles and command a fervent voter base buoyed by lofty promises of resurrecting their fortunes.Billing himself as a “president of the people,” Han has been able to muster huge, enthusiastic crowds during campaigning, where he has vowed to restore warm ties with Beijing and kickstart the economy.He was a relative unknown until he seized the Kaohsiung mayoralty in local elections last year, a shock win in the southern city that has long been a DPP heartland.To become the KMT’s candidate, he saw off a challenge from Taiwan’s richest man, billionaire Foxconn founder Terry Gou.But speculation is rife that Gou could run independently — a move that would likely split the KMT vote.last_img read more

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Netflix withdraws support for Apple AirPlay

first_imgSan Francisco: Netflix has suddenly withdrawn support for Apple’s AirPlay, a feature that let people watching Netflix on their iPads and iPhones to instantly play the content on their TVs, the media reported. The move came as a shock to may fans as Netflix for iOS had been supporting AirPlay since 2013. Netflix, however, denied that the drop of AirPlay support has anything to do with Apple emerging as one of its competitors in the streaming space, Digital Trends reported on Saturday. “Airplay is no longer supported for use with Netflix due to technical limitations,” according to a support page on Netflix’s official website, thereby leaving built-in Chromecast, the Netflix 2nd Screen feature, and external cables as the only ways to connect Netflix for iOS to a TV. “We want to make sure our members have a great Netflix experience on any device they use. With AirPlay support rolling out to third-party devices, there isn’t a way for us to distinguish between devices (what is an Apple TV versus what isn’t) or certify these experiences,” a Netflix spokesperson was quoted as saying by Digital Trends. “Therefore, we have decided to discontinue Netflix AirPlay support to ensure our standard of quality for viewing is being met,” the spokesperson added.last_img read more

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Maithripala says he has no personal agendas

“In the task of building the modern Sri Lankan state it is essential to bring about the national reconciliation and the unity among the communities in this country by leaving off the mistrust and suspicion among them,” he said.“When we talk about constitutional changes some sections of the society says we are attempting to divide this country,” he added. President Maithripala Sirisena says after completing a year as the servant of the people, the agenda for the next five years will be the building of the country to a great nation in the world.“Some people ask me what will be my place after the completion of my tenure as President when I agreed to abolish the powers of the Executive Presidency. My answer to them as well as for those who are not asking the same question from me, is I don’t think about my place in five more years, but think about the place of this country over the period of five years”, he said. “The people brought us to power, expecting the social democratization of our country. Also , they expect a good economic management in good governance by ending the corruption, fraud and irregularity in this country”, the president said. The President made these remarks at the national ceremony to mark one year since he was elected as President, held at the BMICH today. Some say we are trying to destroy the place given to Buddhism in this country and some say we are focusing to endanger the national security of the country by weakening our security forces on foreign advices the President said that adding perhaps our achievements may not be felt or seen or understand, but those are the essential ingredients of transformation towards the righteous society. (Colombo Gazette) read more

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Navy detains 11 Indian fishermen poaching in Sri Lankan waters

The Indian fishers and the trawlers were brought to the naval base SLNS Elara. After a medical test, the fishermen will be handed over to the Assistant Director of Fisheries in Jaffna for onward investigation. On Saturday the Navy had arrested another 11 Indian fishermen on two fishing trawlers. (Colombo Gazette) The Sri Lanka Navy detained 11 Indian fishermen along with three fishing trawlers which were engaging in illegal fishing in Sri Lankan waters in the North last night and this morning.The arrest was made by naval personnel onboard a Fast Gun Boat attached to the Northern Naval Command during a routine patrol in the sea area northwest of the Analathivu Island, the Navy media unit said. read more

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UK prime minister under pressure to recall Parliament

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under increasing pressure to recall Parliament after leaked government documents warned of widespread shortages and border delays if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.Economists have long predicted such grim scenarios, but Brexit backers have dismissed the forecasts as scaremongering.The opposition Labour Party’s spokesman on Treasury issues, John McDonnell, on Monday supported the demands of more than 100 lawmakers who signed a letter demanding that Johnson cut short Parliament’s summer recess to permit debate on the Brexit crisis.Johnson is expected to underscore his commitment to leave the EU on Oct. 31, with or without a deal, later this week when he meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the G-7 summit in Biarritz.The Associated Press read more

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DMC Mining confirms use of Shaft Boring Roadheader at Sirius potash project

first_imgDMC Mining Services (UK) Ltd and DMC Mining Services Ltd – both subsidiaries of KGHM Polska Miedź have confirmed they have entered into a contract with York Potash Ltd, a subsidiary of Sirius Minerals PLC, to engineer and construct four shafts at the client’s polyhalite (a potash mineral) project in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Those shafts include a production and service shaft, each approximately 1,500 m deep and two smaller shafts associated with the materials transport system, each approximately 350 m deep.“DMC will sink the deep shafts using modern shaft boring roadheader (SBR) technology, in lieu of conventional drilling and blasting, to enhance performance, quality and schedule. DMC is a leading provider of shaft sinking services using SBR technology and this project will further enhance its position as a leading provider of mining services using optimised technological solutions. For over 35 years DMC has delivered a comprehensive list of mining services, ranging from shaft sinking and raise boring, to full mine development and operation. Such services have been applied successfully at large-scale mining sites for gold, nickel, copper, potash, zinc and other metals andminerals.”Sirius Minerals Plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is permitted to develop the Woodsmith polyhalite mine, with associated infrastructure, for the extraction of 10 Mt of polyhalite annually in the first phase of the project. Sirius Minerals Plc conducts the investment through York Potash Ltd, which is the direct owner of the project.last_img read more

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Just unwrapped an Arduino Now watch this tutorial made by its creator

first_imgThere are a huge number of Arduino tutorials on the internet. There are so many that if you did every one of them you could create a cluster of Arduinos powering blinking LEDs that would be as bright as the midday sun (or so I’m told). Out of all those tutorials, it can be hard to figure out which to choose for your first Arduino project, but this particular one has a huge selling point: it stars Massimo Banzi, the co-creator of the microcontroller.Banzi, isn’t just an Arduino and electronics expert, he’s also an open source hardware pro. And if that wasn’t enough, he has a delightful accent that really makes the video a pleasure to listen to. (And, yes, there are subtitles.)Most Arduino starter kits are similar but if you want the exact one featured here, the video is based on this offering from RS Components. It includes an Arduino Uno, a few LEDs, a breadboard, and other basics. The kit and parts can be combined to make any number of different projects, but some of the tutorials will help you build a light theremin, a keyboard (the instrument), a zoetrope, and a magic eight ball. In other words, it’s relatively simple stuff, but enough that you’ll be able to build a foundation to move forward with the size and scope of your subsequent projects.If all that sounds too complex, don’t worry, the video even explains absolute basics like, “what is a circuit” and “what is a switch”. From there it goes into voltage, resistors, and all that other good stuff. If you want to learn, or you need to brush up, this video will get the job done.And once you’re done with that, there is a lot more to learn! This video series alone has another nine espisodes for you to watch.last_img read more

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Grand National pigeon show comes to Clark County

first_imgThe Super Bowl of pigeon shows has come and gone from Clark County. Over 3,000 pigeons were shipped into the Clark County Event Center at the Fairgrounds for the National Pigeon Association’s 2017 Grand National Show. At the event, pigeon enthusiasts showed off their painstakingly bred and thoroughly cared-for birds. Over 300 breeds of pigeon were present and included exotic and unfamiliar varieties, such as the Pacific Modena or Norwich Carrier. They were judged by their height, feathers, angle they stood at and other features. Another 100 were brought in for sale, and at one point the doors were closed after concerns that someone stole a bird. This year’s Best in Show award went to a Komorn Tumbler, a “fancy” breed of pigeon that was raised by Guido Madrusan of Simcoe, Ontario. “This is one of my proudest moments,” he said. Cam Datanagan, chairman of the western USA district of the association, said that the attendees came primarily from the western U.S., but some came as far away as Rhode Island, Florida or even Australia. All had one thing in common: Raising pigeons is not just a hobby, but a passion.last_img read more

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Theo Hernandez explains move to Real Sociedad

first_imgReal Madrid fullback Theo Hernandez has explained that he has always held an interest in playing for Real Sociedad after completing his loan move on FridayThe 20-year-old had only arrived at Madrid last summer from city rivals Atletico Madrid after an impressive loan stint at Alaves.But the appointment of Julen Loptegui as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement at Madrid saw Hernandez fall completely out of favour at the Santiago Bernabeu after just making 23 appearances in all competitions last season.Now the left-back has joined Sociedad on a season-long loan and intends to take full advantage of his opportunity at another “big club”Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I’m here because Real Sociedad is a very big club, everybody knows it,” said Hernandez, as stated on TribalFootball.“Last year, I came to play with Real Madrid and I saw that it was a competitive team, which produces a lot of intensity, with fans who follow you enormously.“Teammates told me good things about the city. I think I can have a quiet life here, while playing in a big club.”Hernandez could make his debut for Sociedad this Saturday in the opening game of their La Liga campaign away to Villarreal.last_img read more

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American Seafoods Settles Over Scale Tampering

first_imgA Seattle-based seafood company accused of stealing groundfish from the Bering Sea has agreed to pay up.Download AudioAmerican Seafoods will pay $1.75 million to settle violations on three of its catcher-processors. The American Dynasty, the Ocean Rover, and the Northern Eagle were all accused of tampering with their scales for weighing fish at sea over a five-year period.Crew members allegedly fixed the scales so they would weigh light — allowing them to take in up to 27 percent more fish than they were reporting. That’s a violation of the Magnuson Stevens Act and the American Fisheries Act.American Seafoods tried to fight back against some of the charges by bringing the case to an administrative judge. Their settlement is about a million dollars less than what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration originally wanted to charge.Besides the fine, the case also prompted a new set of rules for vessels that weigh their catch at sea.Starting in January, factory trawlers will have to use scales that can track calibration data — and they’ll need to file digital weight reports every day. On top of that, the entire weigh-in area must be monitored on video.NOAA spokesperson Julie Speegle says that should ”reduce the possibility of scale tampering” and make it easier for regulators to pick out fraud down the road.last_img read more

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Govt EC to be sued for EVM use Oikya Front

first_imgBNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir speaks at a seminar on EVM use arranged by Jatiya Oikya Front at a city hotel on Thursday. Photo: UNBKamal Hossain-led Jatiya Oikya Front on Thursday warned that their alliance will file a case against the government and the election commission if they try to use the electronic voting machine (EVM) in the upcoming national election without amending the constitution, reports UNB.”We would like to clearly say it’ll be the violation of constitution and an offence of treason if EVM is used in the election, and we, Jatiya Okiya Front, will file a case if they try to use the EVM in the election,” said Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal(JSD) president Abdur Rab.He came up with the warning at a seminar on EVM use arranged by Jatiya Oikya Front at a city hotel.Addressing the programme, BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said the government is resorting to various tricks to forcibly return to power as it has no confidence in people.He, however, said their party together with people will join the polls and engage in a battle of ballots on the election day.last_img read more

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PM Hasina likely to visit India in Oct

first_imgPrime Minister Sheikh Hasina. File PhotoPrime minister Sheikh Hasina will visit India in October next to discuss bilateral issues, including the ones related to common rivers, to take the growing relations between Bangladesh and India forward, reports news agency UNB.Indian external affairs minister S Jaishankar will visit Bangladesh this month, most likely on 20-21 August, when the date of Sheikh Hasina’s India visit will be finalised. Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen disclosed this while talking to a small group of journalists at his office on Sunday. Asked about possible discussion on the long-pending Teesta water-sharing issue, Momen said, “I can’t tell you exactly.” He, however, hinted that there can be discussions on the 54 common rivers as Teesta seems not to be in the hand of Indian central government. Momen termed India the biggest democratic country and a big neighbour of Bangladesh, and recalled that the Indian side, when he visited there, accepted him with much respect. India is a leading development partner of Bangladesh and it has extended concessional lines of credit totalling around the US $ 8 billion. Momen also said he will discuss the LOC projects, expenditures and barriers to implementation of those projects, if any, and identify reasons to expedite the implementation process. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will attend India Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum with the theme ‘Innovating for India: Strengthening South Asia, Impacting the World’ to be held in New Delhi on 3-4 October, a diplomatic source told UNB.Hosted in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the meeting will build on its more than three decades of success and will have a special focus on promoting deeper collaboration between South Asia and ASEAN to leverage their distinctive demographic and digital dividends to boost global growth and enhance collective future.Key leaders from governments, the private sectors, academia and civil society will address strategic issues of regional significance under four thematic pillars – the New Geopolitical Reality – Geopolitical shifts and the complexity of our global system, the new Social System – Inequality, inclusive growth, health and nutrition, the new Ecological System – Environment, pollution and climate change and the new Technological System – The Fourth Industrial Revolution, science, innovation and entrepreneurship. When his attention was drawn to media reports that India seeks land from Bangladesh for the expansion of Agartala Airport in Tripura which was renamed as Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Momen said, “I didn’t get any letter…. I’ve no knowledge about it.” He also mentioned that home minister Asaduzzaman Khan will visit India and he may discuss it.“We didn’t get any letter in this regard.” Responding to another question on Bangabandhu’s killers, the foreign minister expressed his hope to bring back at least one or two killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman before the celebrations of his birth centenary.last_img read more

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Conway Holds Hearing Over Baltimore Election Irregularities

first_imgState Senator Joan Carter Conway held a hearing to investigate the problems of Baltimore’s April election. (Maryland General Assembly)On June 14 Maryland State Senator Joan Carter Conway held an oversight hearing in Annapolis to discuss the problem plagued Baltimore primary election back on April 26.She said she spoke with the Director of the Baltimore City Election Board, Armstead Jones, and the Administrator of Elections for the State of Maryland, Linda Lamone, and discovered that Baltimore City had 1000+ voters who were not on the e-poll books.Jones said many of Baltimore’s election day problems stemmed from the use of paper ballots instead of electronic voting machines. “This was the first time Baltimore City had used paper ballots in over one hundred years,” he said. In addition, he said that 400 judges who were supposed to be at polling places did not show up. Other problems included: a shortage of technicians, insufficient training of judges, insufficient amount of actual voting booths, large numbers of provisional ballots being scanned improperly, polls opening excessively late, poor warehouse conditions and inadequate staffing at the administrative office.“As the director for Baltimore City Board of Elections things that I control I will make sure that corrections are made, things that are beyond me as far as these judges trying to hire judges putting them in precincts and they don’t show up. We have decided to basically hire 800 additional judges instead of the 400 and see what happens from there,” Jones said.When pressed by Senators Conway and McFadden as to the effectiveness or adequacy of the training Jones said, “The problem Senator is simply this, and I say this all the time, if we have a precinct that has 7 judges in a precinct I guarantee you there are only two or three people that know what they’re doing.”Perry Hopkins from Ex-Felons Voting Leaders came to express his outrage with the leadership in Baltimore City and detail the circumstances many of his members faced when they tried to vote last month. Hopkins said, “It’s leadership’s job to manage the polls, there was mismanagement. It’s leadership’s job to make sure that trained personal are there and available, he failed. It’s leadership’s job to collect and accurately report the results of an election, he failed there. It’s not the first time in the tenure. Citizens of Baltimore and the ex-felon voting community are asking for your resignation. We want a definite change in leadership prior to November when we have two to three times more people coming into the process.”Lamone presented to the committee last and basically addressed the state’s role in the decertification process and their overall takeaways from the April primary. Lamone said Baltimore warehouses here election material is stored needed a massive overhaul. She said, “I think one of the biggest problems in Baltimore City is the fact that the main office is in a separate location from the warehouse. What happens election night is that a lot of the materials are delivered from the precincts to the main office but all the canvassing takes place and the reconciliation takes place out at the warehouse. Which means all of this logistics has to be followed to a tee to get everything separated correctly in the main office, transported out to the warehouse and then correctly associated with each precinct.”To assist Jones, Lamone said at the end of June she will have 5 experts in the management, organization and logistics of warehouses come do an assessment of the Baltimore property.Lamone said she wanted to make absolutely clear that the primary election results submitted after the reconciliation are accurate and that the correct people won. “I want to stress that we also examined whether or not these errors in Baltimore City would have affected the outcome of any of the races and we were able to conclude that they did not, which was fortunate. So even if you assume that all of the 1,188 provisional ballots should have been rejected, which would not have been the case, the winners would still be the winners and we know this because we know where the provisional ballots were scanned and which contests they could have impacted.”last_img read more

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Binelas Miller Lift No 4 Louisville over Notre Dame 31

first_imgStory Links Lucas Dunn led off with a four-pitch walk to start the eighth, but was still standing on first base after a strikeout and flyout. With Logan Wyatt at the plate, Dunn tried to advance on a ball in the dirt, but was called out at second. Upon review, Dunn was able to avoid the tag and get his right hand on the bag and the call was overturned. The Cardinals had scoring opportunities throughout the day, but never found the hit needed to break through in the scoring column. Louisville had 10 baserunners in the first seven innings, but still trailed 1-0 heading to the eighth. Bobby Miller (4-0) kept the Cardinals in the ballgame on Saturday, limiting Notre Dame (19-25, 12-14) to just one run on three hits through eight innings. The righthander retired the first 10 batters of the game before a double and single plated Notre Dame’s only run of the date in the fourth. Miller finished off his outing with a perfect bottom of the eighth, but the Irish had one final threat in them. PDF Box Score Louisville (38-9, 17-6 ACC) has now won a season-best eight consecutive games overall and extended its winning streak over the Fighting Irish to 18 straight. SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Bobby Miller tossed eight strong innings and Alex Binelas hit a go-ahead three-run homer to give the fourth-ranked Louisville baseball team a 3-1 victory over Notre Dame at Frank Eck Stadium on Saturday. Michael Kirian entered the game to start the ninth and needed just six pitches to record the first two outs. However, back-to-back singles put the tying runs on and a walk loaded the bases. The Cardinals then turned the ball over to Michael McAvene, who closed out the victory with a groundout for his sixth save of the season and second in as many days.center_img Live Stats Next Game: at Notre Dame 5/5/2019 | 1:00 PM Preview Wyatt finished the plate appearance with his 54th walk of the season, bringing Binelas to the plate with a pair of runners on. The freshman hammered the first pitch he saw over the right field wall for his ninth home run of the season to push the Cardinals in front for the first time. ACC Network Extra Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster Louisville and Notre Dame will finish off the series at 1:00 p.m., ET on Sunday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Fire at Gariahat garment store

first_imgKolkata: A major fire broke out at the Traders Assembly building in Gariahat on Saturday night. The hawkers’ stalls located on the footpath in front of the building on Rashbehari Avenue were gutted. Several shops inside the building were also damaged. As many as 19 fire tenders managed to douse the flames after almost 12 hours. No casualty has been reported yet.State Fire minister Sujit Bose and other officials alleged that there was no fire fighting management system installed in the building. On Sunday, state Power minister Sobhandeb Chatterjee and Mayor Firhad Hakim paid a visit to inspect. Also Read – 3 injured, flight, train services hit as rains lash BengalAccording to locals, late on Saturday night, at around 12:30 am, some locals heard an explosion. When they ran to its source, they saw the ground floor of the Traders Assembly building on fire. Immediately, they alerted the residents of the building. Police and fire brigade were informed. Meanwhile, some firefighters started dousing the flames where a few others worked jointly with the police to evacuate the occupants of the building. Soon, the fire spread to the other floors. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPrimarily, five fire tenders were pressed in to action. But later 14 more fire tenders were sent. As the shops inside the building and hawker stalls on the footpath were filled with inflammable materials like garments, the fire spread quickly. To control it, a hydraulic ladder was brought. Also some firefighters sprayed water on the building from the Gariahat flyover. A thermal imaging camera was brought in to locate pocket fires and to find if anybody was trapped inside or not. It is alleged that the fire occurred from the Traders Assembly shop itself. But its officials alleged that the fire occurred from the stalls which are located on the footpath. Upon receiving the news, Sujit Bose and Director General (Fire) Jag Mohan went to the spot at night. Later, Bose expressed his anger and stated that there was no fire fighting management system installed in the building. He maintained: “The incident may have turned worse. Enough is enough. Stern action will be taken. We do not have any problem if anyone does business maintaining the rules and regulations of the Fire Services Act and follows the precautions.” According to Mohan, it is suspected that the fire might have occurred due to short circuit. Mohan also claimed that he came to know that no fire fighting system was existing there. Later on Sunday afternoon, forensic experts visited the spot and collected samples to examine them to identify the source of the fire. “No fire safety system was there. We will act as per the provisions of the law,” said Mohan.last_img read more

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Security Task Manager review

first_imgSecurity Task Manager review by Martin Brinkmann on April 20, 2018 in Software – 4 commentsSecurity Task Manager is a shareware program for Microsoft Windows devices that ranks running processes based on an algorithm that determines the security risk of each process.You can download a 30-day trial from the developer site; it is enough to run the program to check out all processes on a Windows machine to find out whether malicious or dangerous processes slipped past the system’s defenses.The program is compatible with Windows XP and newer versions of Windows. While you may install the program on a device, you may download a portable version that is provided on the developer’s site as well.Security Task ManagerThe application displays the list of non-system processes on start. Check the “show system processes” box to add them to the listing.Ratings are assigned to each process and the processes with the highest security threat ratings are listed at the top of the table.A high rating does not necessarily mean that a program is malicious but you may want to check them out to make sure they are not.The screenshot above shows several false positives like F.Lux, QuiteRSS, or the Microsoft Store or Skype.The hint text in the bottom toolbar informs users that a high rating does not necessarily mean that a program is a thread but that characteristics are typically found in spyware.The developers suggest that customers to research of their own to find out more about processes. The built-in option to scan any running process on Virustotal helps when it comes to that.You may select any process to display details about it in the bottom toolbar. There you find information about factors that determined a processes’s rating and text that the task manager found in the process.Factors that may play a role include whether the app is a Windows Store app, if its window is visible, if it communicates with remote servers, or if it is a Windows system file.You can start a search for user comments from within Security Task Manager, and use the “remove” button to end a running process.Searches open the Neuber website (the developer of Security Task Manager) and the user comments that users left so far for the particular process.A right-click on a process displays a context menu with additional options; you may use it to open the folder the process’ file is stored in, open the file properties or add a comment to the file.Security TipsA click on the Security Tips button displays tips that point to potential security or privacy related issues on the system.Security Task Manager may highlight that potentially unwanted add-ons are installed in Google Chrome, that super cookies exist on the system, or that Do Not Track is not enabled.If you run the program with elevated rights, you will get additional hints, for instance, that system restore is not enabled on the device.Differences between Trial and Full versionSome differences exist between the trial version and full version of Security Task Manager. The full version supports drivers and services as well, and will scan the system to highlight non-system drivers and services to you.The full version comes with an extra program called SpyProtector which prevents the monitoring of mouse and keyboard activity, the recording of user activity, warns if changes are noticed in the Registry, and can be used to delete traces on the system.VerdictSecurity Task Manager assists users and administrators in detecting threats that run on Windows PCs. It is not a set and forget kind of program though as it is necessary to review the threat ratings of processes to make sure they are not false positives.In fact, the majority of processes that you may find listed with high threat ratings may be completely harmless; this may confuse less-experienced computer users as they may act on the information provided alone without verifying the findings.It would be better, in my opinion, if the program would use hashes to exclude safe programs by default as this would reduce the list of processes significantly that users would have to look at.Is it worth the price? That depends; you get the full version of the software which analyzes drivers and services next to processes, and an anti-spyware tool.  That’s good value considering that you pay $29 for all of that.Windows users who don’t want to pay money can use free software such as Process Explorer, Autoruns, or one of these process checkers.Now You: which programs do you use to check processes?Summary12345 Author Rating0.5 based on 4 votes Software Name Security Task ManagerOperating System WindowsSoftware Category SecurityPrice USD 29Landing Page https://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/ Advertisementlast_img read more

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Wccftech Deals – Ultimate CompTIA Advanced Certification Bundle

first_imgCompTIA, regardless of how silly the name might sound on the tongue, is a certification force to be reckoned with. And they are some fantastic basic and initial certifications to go for, and we can help you achieve that at a fraction of the normal cost it would be normally, for only $55.99.Four awesome CompTIA certifications for only $55.99.Entry level certifications can help boost your career or even get you on the right path to excellence. And CompTIA is a good place to start. You’ll gain valuable knowledge into the inner workings of Linux, how network security works, how to manage IT projects within budget and time constraints and all about the magic of the Cloud.What certifications will you end up earning with this four course bundle?CompTIA Security+ CertificationCompTIA Linux+ CertificationCompTIA Project+ CertificationCompTIA Cloud+ Certification Share Tweet Submitlast_img read more

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