Going to the United Kingdoms to work as a nurse or midwife can go easier for Indians now. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), United Kingdom has announced changes to its English language proficiency requirements for foreign nationals aiming to work in the nurses and midwives wishing in the country.Read it at Indian Express Related Items
A Kashmiri youth studying in an aeronautical engineering college was tied to an electric pole and allegedly beaten up by a mob in Neemrana town of Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Wednesday night. The mob claimed that the youth, dressed in a woman’s clothes, was looking suspicious.The youth, identified as Mir Faiz, 25, belonging to Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, has lodged a complaint with the police for assault by the mob. Though the police have launched an investigation in the matter, they were also checking the youth’s credentials.Based on Mr. Faiz’s complaint, a First Information Report under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 342 (wrongful confinement), 505 (intent to cause hurt) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of Indian Penal Code was registered at Neemrana police station.Intelligence agencies Bhiwadi Superintendent of Police Amandeep Singh Kapoor told The Hindu on Thursday that the police were scrutinising the Kashmiri student’s mobile phone, laptop and social media accounts and had searched his rented accommodation. He said the intelligence agencies were also inquiring into the matter and would independently interrogate the youth.‘Took his for ATM thief’Mr. Kapoor said the mob grew suspicious of Mr. Faiz’s movements as he was attired in a woman’s clothes while coming out of an ATM kiosk. “The people who overpowered him probably thought that he was trying to hack the ATM machine,” he said.No person has been arrested so far on the complaint lodged by the student and nothing suspicious found from the latter, according to police sources. Mr. Faiz is a final-year student of BTech (Aeronautical Engineering).
A day before the grandaunt of all clashes at Mohali, Agent Viru and I discussed a matter of great national importance. With two hostile nations watching, this was too important a day to mess around with. So, in accordance with the National Security Act, we decided not to divulge any inside information and rather focus on the enemy camp. And given that I had helped Viru during an especially painful period in his career, when he found himself in the middle seat of an airplane with Ashish Nehra and Amit Mishra on either side, he put me in touch with Double Agent Akhtar, code named Double A. And within an hour, I found myself peacefully walking through the security cordon and into the Pakistan team hotel.I exited from the elevator on the fourth floor and walked down the corridor when I passed by a room with the door, probably accidentally, open. Inside, Misbah-ul-Haq was leaning over a copy of the National Geographic. My heart went out to the man, clearly the most cerebral player in the Pakistan team who, if fate had dealt a better hand, could so easily have been the Rahul Dravid of Pakistan cricket. Here he was, like our own Jammy, keeping his mind constructively occupied, I thought. A closer inspection, though, made me quickly change my opinion because what appeared to be Einstein Misbah reading about African tribes was actually just Misbah sketching underwear on natives’ pictures. Sorry, Rahul.I continued towards Room No. 420, where I was greeted by Double A, an 86 kg man-beast of pure muscle. Once I got over his imposing presence and the Manchester-meets-Rawalpindi twang, I realised that he was ranting about being overlooked after being the man solely responsible for getting Pakistan into the semi-finals. Double A claims that the kick he gave up Kamran Akmal’s backside at a team huddle had altered the wicket-keeper’s bio-mechanics, changing his style from that of a clapping toy monkey with drum cymbals for hands to that of a football goalkeeper. To Double A, this was as important to Pakistan’s World Cup campaign as the emergence of homo erectus to the evolution of humankind. “And what do they do? Fine me $2,000 for this service,” he said disconsolately. “Look at India and look at us. We have no team spirit,” Double A screamed. “I have announced my retirement and so far not one player has said that he wants to win the World Cup for me.”advertisementShahid Afridi had banned his players from watching Indian news channels for what he thought was negative coverage. In fact, he was conducting surprise raids on players’ rooms to check what channels they were watching. During one of the raids, he caught a bunch of misty eyed players glued to a Hindi news channel. Shockingly, Afridi too was hypnotically drawn to the programme on air titled Jung ke Jalwe Mein ek Maa ke Do Bete-Hindustan aur Pakistan.Double A told me that from the time they have landed in India, the team has been sending sos signals to Shoaib Malik. Several players, Afridi included, had been calling him daily, sometimes multiple times a day. While Double A had no clue, I guessed it must be because Malik was the captain when Pakistan had beaten India in Mohali in 2007. Late at night, I shared this piece of inside information with Agent Viru. “Isn’t Shoaib Malik married to Sania Mirza?” he asked. “Saaley sudhrenge nahin. They must be asking for tips on how to land Indian girls.”- The writer was formerly known as the Fake IPL Player. He will observe the 2011 World Cup through Agent Viru’s eyes.
Adam ColeAJ StylebayleyBecky Lynch First Published: November 5, 2019, 1:06 PM IST Monday Night Raw followed close on the heels of the mayhem WWE NXT had unleashed on Friday Night SmackDown following WWE Crown Jewel. As a build-up to the upcoming WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view slated to be held on November 24, the NXT invasion continued and two big Survivor Series matches were confirmed. WWE NXT champion Adam Cole, interestingly, was once again given the spotlight in the main event as he faced off against a dejected Seth Rollins, fresh from his loss at Crown Jewel.The evening saw an unhappy Seth Rollins making his way to the ring to address his future in wrestling. He admitted knowing that a few fans were actually happy with his losing the title to Bray Wyatt, and said he does not care about it. Furthermore, he said he did not know what is next for him. Triple H was soon out and reminded Rollins that every time he felt lost, his path crossed with Triple H. The segment saw him warning Rollins that he is either with him or against him, to which four members of the Undisputed Era emerged from the ring and hopped on to the ring apron. The OC came out to chase them off, but Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest showed up to blindside AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. Undisputed Era too joined in until a slew of mid-carders from Raw ran out to chase off the NXT crew. Rollins caught up with Triple H backstage and said he wanted Adam Cole for the NXT championship, a request Triple H agreed to.The evening also saw Becky Lynch cut a backstage promo with Charly Caruso where she revealed that at Survivor Series she will be facing both SmackDown women’s Champion Bayley and WWE Next women’s champion Shayna Baszler. The latter emerged and a verbal brawl ensued between the two.Another interesting development was Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman giving an in-ring promo where Heyman revealed that his client has a no-cut contract and that he has been absorbed into the Raw roster. Heyman revealed that Lesnar would commit a felony against Mysterio if someone does not give them his whereabouts.Later Lesnar threatened Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, following which Mysterio emerged and beat down the WWE champion with a pipe. Later Mysterio laid down a challenge for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series, which Lesnar accepted.Here’s what else happened on Monday Night Raw:Natalya and Charlotte Flair defeated The Kabuki Warriors in a non-title match via submission.Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander via pinfall after Murphy’s Law.Zelina Vega and Andrade defeated Carolina and Sin Cara via pinfall.Rusev defeated Drew McIntyre via disqualification after Bobby Lashley hit him with a crutch shot and Randy Orton hit him with an RKO. Richochet ran out to make the save for Rusev.The OC defeated Humberto Carrillo and The Street Profits via pinfall.The Viking Raiders defeated The East Hampton Polo Boys via pinfall.The evening also saw Seth Rollins defeat Adam Cole (c) via disqualification after Kyle O’Reilly reached under the bottom rope and grabbed the leg of Rollins.Following the match the Undisputed Era kept on beating down Rollins until members of the Raw roster ran out to save him. This brought out the rest of the NXT roster as well and a massive brawl erupted. Ricochet hit a Shooting Star Press onto wrestlers to end the final segment. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
World champion Lewis Hamilton coasted to victory from pole position at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday.Having already secured a fifth F1 title, the British Mercedes driver beat Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at the Yas Marina circuit to secure his 11th win of the season and 73rd of his career.It was a symbolic finish to a season where, again, he showed his superiority under pressure to beat Vettel into second place overall for the second straight year.Wins #AbuDhabiGPImpromptu audition for Magic Mike 3 #F1 @LewisHamilton pic.twitter.com/FF3WcnFRPBFormula 1 (@F1) November 25, 2018″I am so happy right now,” said Hamilton after Hollywood actor Will Smith brought down the chequered flag at the floodlit Yas Marina circuit on Sunday.The Brit, who has won 51 of the 100 races in the V6 turbo hybrid era, became the first driver to score more than 400 points in a season with a final tally of 408.His victory also left him 18 wins away from Michael Schumacher’s all-time record.DRIVER STANDINGSAs the chequered flag falls, the final points of 2018 are in… @LewisHamilton becomes the first driver to break the 400-point barrierKimi *just* holds on to P3, with Verstappen and Bottas right behind #AbuDhabiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/pKRfEC9UsnFormula 1 (@F1) November 25, 2018Red Bull driver Max Verstappen finished third ahead of teammate Daniel Ricciardo for a fifth straight podium.The race was held up after a spectacular crash on Lap 1 involving Nico Hulkenberg, who was sent tumbling into the barriers and eventually settled upside down by French driver Romain Grosjean. The Renault driver was unharmed and eventually climbed out.advertisementVeteran Spanish driver Fernando Alonso placed 11th with McLaren in his last F1 race with the team.With both championships already won, Hamilton taking his in Mexico with two races to spare and Mercedes sealing their fifth successive constructors’ and drivers’ double in Brazil, Sunday’s focus was on the race and those moving on — particularly Alonso.We knew they were comingBut we didn’t know it would be these three #AbuDhabiGP #F1 pic.twitter.com/PAZF1QEsfAFormula 1 (@F1) November 25, 2018Hamilton, Vettel and the Spaniard — three great champions — spun their cars in a cloud of smoke at the end of their slowing down lap, before stepping out for hugs and words of mutual respect.(With inputs from AP and Reuters)
England might have won the Cricket World Cup 2019 but they are yet to win a 50-over final in the showpiece event. Confused? Well England were declared winners of the final against New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday but the match was officially tied.England ended up on the same score of 241 set by New Zealand in 50 overs after Ben Stokes carried the team with an unbeaten 84 off 98 balls while Jos Buttler made 59.The tied score meant the two teams had to play out a Super Over but even that couldn’t separate the teams and once again both England and New Zealand ended up on the same score of 15.In the end, England prevailed because it hit a total of 26 boundaries – fours and sixes scored across both the 50 overs and the Super Over – compared with New Zealand’s 17, a decision which left Kiwi fans and some cricket pundits unhappy.England were featuring in their fourth 50-over World Cup final and finally managed to get their hands on the trophy without even winning the summit clash. They had suffered defeats in the 1979, 1987 and 1992 finals before this one.England vs New Zealand, World Cup 2019 final: Highlights | ReportThe only major ICC trophy England had managed to win before this one was the T20 World Cup in 2010 when they beat Australia in the final.Chasing 242 for victory, Ben Stokes’ scintillating knock helped the hosts tie the see-saw contest, forcing the Super Over where more nail-biting excitement unfolded.Jos Buttler and Stokes took 15 runs off Trent Boult’s Super Over without losing their wickets.advertisementNew Zealand also scored 15 runs off Jofra Archer’s over but England won on boundary count, triggering wild celebrations at Lord’s as the hosts capped a stunning turnaround and ended a 44-year wait to bring home the World Cup trophy.Also Read | Should New Zealand, not England have won World Cup 2019?Also Read | Allah was with us: Eoin Morgan takes pride in diverse cultures in World Cup-winning England teamAlso Read | Clear mistake: Former umpire Simon Taufel gives his verdict on overthrow controversy
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – OCTOBER 20: Rondale Moore #4 of the Purdue Boilermakers runs the ball and tries to fight off Jahsen Wint #23 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 20, 2018 in West Lafayette, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)Saturday, one week after scoring 49 points on Big Ten heavyweight Ohio State, Purdue struggled to move the ball against Michigan State. The Boilermakers managed just one touchdown in the affair, and lost 23-13. They looked like a far different team than they did a week ago.The result was somewhat predictable – middle-of-the-pack teams that take down national title contenders often have a tough time maintaining that momentum the next week. But Purdue’s loss was another reason for Ohio State fans to roll their eyes. They’ve seen this before – pretty much all season.In fact, seven of the eight teams that played Ohio State this season have gone on to lose to their next FBS opponent.Eleven Warriors has the data. The only team to win its next game against an FBS team was Tulane. Even Penn State lost – to Michigan State.Following Purdue’s loss on Saturday, Ohio State’s opponents this season are now 1-7 in their next games against Football Bowl Subdivision teams after playing the Buckeyes. https://t.co/3TrWkc3nd3— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 27, 2018Last year, Iowa, in similar fashion, shocked Ohio State mid-season. The Hawkeyes were then blown out by Wisconsin a week later.To be clear, none of this is shocking. Teams get up to play the Ohio States of the world. But it’s still some strong data.After a bye week, Ohio State gets Nebraska next Saturday. The Buckeyes will be heavy favorites.
Digital audio-recording and video-link equipment valued at J$232 million (€1.7 million) were handed over to the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston on Monday (November 13). The technology will facilitate witnesses giving evidence from remote locations, assist in protecting the identity of witnesses and reduce the time taken for judges to note important information, which will result in speedier resolution of cases. The provision will also result in cost savings by reducing the movement of detainees for court hearings. Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, in his remarks at the official handover ceremony, expressed gratitude to the EU for the provision of equipment, which, he said, is expected to go a long way in reducing the backlog of certain cases. Story Highlights Digital audio-recording and video-link equipment valued at J$232 million (€1.7 million) were handed over to the Supreme Court in downtown Kingston on Monday (November 13).The equipment, provided under the European Union (EU)-funded Justice, Security, Accountability and Transparency (JSAT) project, will be installed in 71 courtrooms and seven hearing rooms across the island. Installation is almost completed at the Supreme Court.The technology will facilitate witnesses giving evidence from remote locations, assist in protecting the identity of witnesses and reduce the time taken for judges to note important information, which will result in speedier resolution of cases. The provision will also result in cost savings by reducing the movement of detainees for court hearings.Justice Minister, Hon. Delroy Chuck, in his remarks at the official handover ceremony, expressed gratitude to the EU for the provision of equipment, which, he said, is expected to go a long way in reducing the backlog of certain cases.He said the items provided represent a significant milestone in the ongoing efforts to modernise the justice sector.“The Ministry of Justice is committed to providing the necessary resources to further improve the justice system,” he noted.He informed that significant budgetary support is being provided for the repair, rehabilitation and establishment of additional courtrooms and offices for judges.“I am hoping that early next year, three brand-new courts will be available in the Court of Appeal. Within a matter of weeks, there will be additional courtrooms in the Supreme Court for criminal trials,” he noted.Mr. Chuck indicated further that two new traffic courts are to be handed over this week at Sabina Park in Kingston.Meanwhile, Permanent Secretary in the Justice Ministry, Carol Palmer, informed that judges have completed sensitisation in the use of the audio-recording and video-link equipment and are “most welcoming of the initiative”.She noted that there is still work to be completed in developing the protocol, and standards that will apply in the use of the technology.Mrs. Palmer expressed gratitude to the Ministry’s own management information systems team for advancing the retrofitting of the Supreme Court with the technologies.Head of Delegation of the EU to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, said that Jamaicans can look forward to further initiatives under JSAT in 2018.These include refurbishing of the National Police College at Twickenham Park in St. Catherine; design and installation of case management systems for the Ministries of Justice and National Security; and equipping and training of staff at the forensic laboratory.Ambassador Wasilewska said the EU’s support is fully aligned with the development priorities of Jamaica and seeks to help in the realisation of Jamaica’s long-term development plan, Vision 2030 Goal 2, which aims to ensure that the Jamaican society is secure, cohesive and just.The EU Head said her organisation is committed to strengthening the fruitful relationship shared with Jamaica, which has been built over decades of common values and mutual respect.
TORONTO – A campaign adviser to Premier Doug Ford has been appointed as Ontario’s trade representative to the United States.Ian Todd will take on the post in Washington, D.C. on Monday, replacing former Liberal legislator Monique Smith, who was removed from the job by Ford after his Progressive Conservatives won a majority government earlier this year.Todd will make $350,000 a year — $75,000 more than Smith made in the role.Ontario’s trade representative promotes the province’s interests in the United States, cross border trade and investment. Todd will also serve as a special adviser to the premier.Economic Development Minister Jim Wilson defended Todd’s salary, saying he will not be eligible for pension payments or for termination payments.Wilson says the government has also ended contracts with legal advisers and consultants on the trade file that will save taxpayers $710,000 a year.When asked whether the government interviewed candidates for the job, Wilson said Todd was well known in political ranks.“Every government reserves the right to put a person they trust that they believe will grow jobs for Ontario,” he said. “We believe that Ian Todd is the best person for the job.”The Opposition, meanwhile, said the appointment was just the latest example of the government awarding Tory insiders plum positions, noting that former party president Rueben Devlin was previously granted a three-year term as a health-care advisor.“Apparently, the Ford gravy train has arrived at Queen’s Park and it’s all aboard for Ford’s friends, and those he owes a favour to,” NDP legislator Taras Natyshak said in a statement.
A Canadian sports economist believes Calgary’s already decided on the Olympics, and he’s warning the price tag of hosting could snowball.Moshe Lander, from Concordia University in Montreal, is uncomfortable with the city spending $30-million on a bid he feels is “pre-determined.”“This just looks like it’s for show for the public, to make everyone feel that everyone did their due diligence, but the reality is the games are not going to make money — and the reason for pursuing the games is for reasons other than economics,” he said.Lander said Calgary should already know roughly what facilities are ready to go and what needs to be upgraded, but there are always going to be unforseen costs.“I kind of liken this a little bit to the idea of you get a quote from a contractor for home renovations — and when you get the quote from the contractor, this is what it costs to do the project. But, when they actually start ripping apart the walls and taking this out, and they realize there was something else that they didn’t anticipate, or there was this damage wasn’t realized at the time — bit by bit this starts to add into the cost,” he said.He said the International Olympic Committee’s offer of just under a billion dollars to help with hosting the games could be the perfect excuse to add on project after project — maybe even a new arena.“If you don’t rebuild the Saddledome in time for the 2026 Olympics, by that point the Saddledome will be 40 years old. Is there any conceivable way that whoever the mayor is of Calgary at that time can say ‘now that the Olympics have come and gone, now let’s spend the money and replace the Saddledome?’,” Lander said.He said the $4.6-billion price tag that’s being thrown around will only grow.
According to the Tribunal, Lt. Ildephonse Hategekimana, former commander of the Ngoma Camp, allegedly ordered, transported and led soldiers and militiamen to carry out attacks against Tutsi civilians. He is also said to have deployed soldiers to stop escaping Tutsi civilians and bring them to the camp for slaughter.In addition, Lieutenant Hategekimana is accused of watching an attack while preventing his soldiers from intervening. He allegedly also failed to take measures to prevent, or put an end to widespread rape of girls and women in Butare prefecture.Lieutenant Hategekimana was arrested on 16 February in the Republic of the Congo before being transferred to the UN Detention Facility in Arusha, Tanzania. Duty counsel appointed by the Tribunal’s Registrar is representing him until he appoints his own counsel or is assigned counsel in accordance with the UN court’s rules.
199715851535+50660 200815541628-74492 Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com 200715701570+0590 199315531547+6600 199515571545+12601 200015661617-50522 201315641593-29551 200116121589+22620 200915891617-28552 199115971541+55660 199915901531+59670 201215991580+19611 201415961578+18620 Since the NFL postseason expanded to 12 teams in 1990, home teams have won 65 percent of the time on wild-card weekend — an even better rate than the league’s 59 percent home field advantage in the regular season. For teams that can’t lock down a bye week, playing at home has traditionally been a solid consolation. This year, though, it could be that none of that will matter once the games begin.As of Tuesday morning, three of the four home teams in this weekend’s games are underdogs in Vegas, and you can make a good case that the fourth — Washington, which hosts Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers — should also be expected to lose. According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo ratings, our favorite measure of a team’s strength at any given moment, this is the first time since 1990 that three home teams have been underdogs in the wild-card round: Pregame Elo ratings and odds for wild-card round, 1990-2015 201115521578-25551 199216161615+1590 201015181638-120432 199815941542+52660 200515841615-31551 200315791573+5601 201515711658-8747%3 200415951530+65680 199415761543+34640 This year’s group is also the second-most-overmatched batch of home teams since 1990, the only impediment to No. 1 being 2010, when the 7-9 Seahawks hosted (and won!) a wild-card game. That year’s crop of home teams was exceptionally weak; in addition to Seattle, Kansas City was a below-average team according to both Elo and Pro-Football-Reference.com’s Simple Rating System, and the Eagles and Colts were helped by good fortune (they exceeded their Pythagorean expectations).While this year’s wild-card home teams aren’t great, they’re not all that bad — that three-quarters of them are underdogs owes more to the strength of their opponents. By Elo, this is easily the strongest group of road squads that wild-card weekend has seen since 1990. It includes teams ranked Nos. 1 (Seattle), 4 (Kansas City), 7 (Pittsburgh) and 9 (Green Bay) in the league. Those are the kinds of teams that typically host wild-card games, not travel to other cities as guests.Back in October, my colleague Andrew Flowers and I wrote about how downright weird the season was shaping up to be, in the sense that the distribution of wins was out of whack compared with historical norms. Now, on the eve of the playoffs, that weirdness is manifesting itself another way: Each conference’s lowest-seeded teams are among its strongest. It’s a phenomenon that could pay big dividends for road teams on wild-card weekend.Check out our Super Bowl odds for every playoff team. YEARAVERAGE HOME ELOAVERAGE ROAD ELODIFFERENCEAVERAGE HOME WIN PROBABILITYHOME UNDERDOGS 200616031522+81700 199615981506+92710 200215911524+67680 199015681582-15570
Napoli will face off against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League tomorrow and the Italian manager knows what to do to winItalian Lega Serie A club Napoli will face off against French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League.And for the Italian club manager Carlo Ancelotti, this is a very important match and he knows what to do to win.“We know the importance of this match and what we must do, we are set up in the right way in order to do our best,” he told Gianluca Di Marzio.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“To win we must do even better than we did. The draw in the first match didn’t come about by chance, at times we were too relaxed and we made mistakes. To win we must do something extraordinary.”“There is never a right time to face a team like PSG. We all know that there will be a whole city behind us and the stadium will be warm, but the approach of the team is the determining factor,” he added.“Which PSG will we face? I believe that in the middle of the first game they changed their style, I sincerely don’t know what they will do tomorrow but they definitely will remain a strong team and one difficult to face.”
$319 The standard Nintendo Switch may gain a pair of siblings this summer, and one might lose the docking feature. James Martin/CNET Nintendo may be Switch-ing up its console options as soon as this summer, offering cut-down and souped-up models to appeal to a wide range of gamers.The Japanese gaming company will launch two new versions of the Nintendo Switch, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Monday report, which cited anonymous sources within the supply chain and game developers with access to a prototype. Eurogamer backed up this report on Tuesday, citing sources close to Nintendo.One will be a cheaper option for casual players. This is inspired by its 2DS, which was released as a budget alternative to the 3DS in 2016. It may remove the Switch’s signature docking feature (in which case it wouldn’t connect to a TV the same way and could be portable-only) and it’ll be tougher than the standard model to ensure that it’s “kid-proof,” according to Eurogamer.Removing the docking feature might seem like a massive shift for the console, but similar things have happened. Nintendo cut the 3DS’ signature stereoscopic 3D for the 2DS.It may also remove the HD Rumble controller vibration and other features to cut costs, the Journal reported. Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Now playing: Watch this: The other new Switch will apparently be a more powerful version of the existing model, which will target avid gamers but won’t reach the power levels of Sony’s PS4 Pro or Microsoft’s Xbox One X. The performance jump will be like the one from its original 2011 3DS handheld to the New 3DS (which had a better display and buttons), Eurogamer reported.Both might include new liquid-crystal display (LCD) screens from Sharp, the Journal noted.We’ve previously heard reports about Nintendo planning to refresh its console for the summer, and that it was planning a cheaper model. It may reveal the new versions during E3 in June, and bring them out in the following months, according to the Journal.Neither Nintendo nor Sharp immediately responded to requests for comment.First published March 25 at 3:47 a.m. PT.Updated March 26 at 4:05 a.m. PT: Adds details from Eurogamer report. Consoles Gaming What we want to see in the new Nintendo Switch $369 Amazon See it 3:19 Share your voice 29 Photos The 29 best games on the Nintendo Switch Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Microsoft Xbox One X Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X 3 Comments Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Microsoft Sony Nintendo
.Two local leaders of ruling Bangladesh Awami League were injured as miscreants blasted a crude bomb in front of the party’s election campaign office in Rohanpur of Gomostapur upazila in Chapainawabganj on Friday night.The injured are—Adar Ali and Sabbir Rahman Rony, vice presidents of ward no. 3 of Rohanpur municipal unit Awami League, reports UNB.Witnesses said two miscreants riding on a motorcycle came in front of the office of AL candidate Ziaur Rahman around 8:00pm and hurled the crude bomb, leaving the duo injured.The injured were admitted to Rohanpur upazila health complex.Meanwhile, miscreants blasted a crude bomb in College Intersection area of the upazila at night.On information, assistant returning officer and upazila nirbahi officer Shihab Raihan, Gomostapur circle police additional superintendent Jahidur Rahman and Gomostapur police station officer-in-charge Jasim Uddin visited the spot.
Pedestrians walk across the Millenium Bridge during a spell of cold weather, in London, Britain on 2 March. Photo: ReutersA British supporter of Islamic State was found guilty on Friday of trying to recruit children he was teaching into an “army” of jihadists to help carry out a wave of attacks across London.Umar Haque, 25, showed the children beheading videos and other violent militant propaganda, forced them to re-enact deadly attacks on the British capital and made them role-play attacking police officers.“His plan was to create an army of children to assist with multiple terrorist attacks throughout London,” said Dean Haydon, head of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command. “He tried and he did, we believe, radicalize vulnerable children from the ages of 11 to 14.”Despite having no qualifications and being employed as an administrator, police say Haque used the guise of teaching Islamic studies to groom 110 children into becoming militants at the Lantern of Knowledge, a small private Islamic school, and at a madrassa connected to the Ripple Road Mosque in east London.Of those children, 35 are now undergoing long-term safeguarding measures involving social services and other authorities. Six of the group gave evidence at Haque’s trial, detailing how he taught them fighting was good and had given them training such as doing push-ups to build their strength.His intention was to use them to attack London targets such as the Big Ben tower, soldiers from the Queen’s Guards, a large shopping center, banks, and media stations, prosecutors said.Believed to have been self-radicalized online, Haque was inspired by an attack in March last year when Khalid Masood plowed a rented car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge, killing four, before stabbing to death a police officer in the grounds of parliament.He had discussed with Abuthaher Mamun – a 19-year-old who also taught at the mosque – carrying out a similar attack using guns and a hire car packed with explosives. He had made the children re-enact Masood’s assault and told another co-defendant the public deserved to be annihilated.ROLE-PLAYING“He tried to prepare the children for martyrdom by making them role-play terrorist attacks. Part of that role-playing was re-enacting attacking police officers,” Haydon said.“He had shown them graphic terrorist videos – beheading videos and frightening terrorist activities overseas. He described himself as a loyal follower to IS.”Haydon said the children had been “paralyzed by fear” into not telling their parents or teachers, with Haque saying he was part of IS and threatening that they would suffer the same fate as those in the militant videos he showed them.However, Haque’s “ambitious”, long-term plans were in an early stage, he said. No issues had been raised at the school – rated outstanding by government inspectors – prior to Haque’s arrest and when it came to light what was going on, police initially met a wall of silence from the children.“He shouldn’t have been teaching, so that’s a concern,” Haydon said. “We have had challenges with both the local community and some of these institutions.”Haque was found guilty at London’s Old Bailey Court of a number of offences including preparing terrorist acts, having previously pleaded guilty to four charges.Mamun, who police said was involved in fundraising and attack planning, and Muhammad Abid, 27, were also convicted of helping him. They will all be sentenced at a later date.
Stay on target Growing up, my family ate out a lot: We frequented the same handful of restaurants, where I ordered the same handful of meals.As an adult, I’ve become more culinarily adventurous—though I still tend toward the my tried-and-true favorites.So I am looking forward to testing Google Maps’ new “dish-covery” feature, which highlights eateries’ most popular menu items, and provides inspiration to try something new.AdChoices广告The function is powered by a machine-learning algorithm that matches dish names—provided by Google Maps users—with relevant photos and reviews.“This creates a handy arrangement of a restaurant’s most popular meals right at your fingertips in Google Maps,” product manager Ronnie Falcon wrote in a blog announcement.Whether you’re sampling a new bakery around the corner or paralyzed by choice in the Chinese restaurant, simply swipe up to find popular dishes.Still not convinced? Dive into the menu tab to scroll through all the most-talked-about meals; tap on a tasty-looking dish to explore reviews and photos.The feature also works abroad, where Maps automatically translates reviews into your preferred language.“At the end of the day, this feature is made possible because of contributions from people around the world who want to help others using Google Maps,” Falcon said.“So if you want to pay it forward to the next diner,” she continued, “simply take a photo of your meal (before you’ve scarfed it down) and add a dish name so others can know what’s good on the menu.”Popular dishes is now live on Google Maps for Android devices worldwide, and will roll out to iOS users in the coming months.This is the latest attempt to make Google your one-stop-shop for travel, dining, and everyday life.Last week, the tech titan introduced food delivery to its branded services: Users can now open Google Search or Maps to order food from third parties like DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow.Make your selections with just a few taps, view delivery or pickup times, and check out with Google Pay. Or, using Assistant on your phone, simply say, “Hey Google, order food from [restaurant].”More on Geek.com:Google Maps Shows Speed Limits, Camera Traps in 40+ CountriesDon’t Get Hangry, Get Google ‘Wait Times’Impossible Foods Debuts Meatless Sausage For Little Caesars Google Maps’ AR Navigation Rolls Out to More DevicesGoogle Maps Highlights Bike-Sharing Stations, Availability
Google’s PAIR ( People + AI Research ) team has come out with a new tool called “What-if”. It is a new feature in the open-source TensorBoard web application which allows users to analyze an ML model without the need of writing code. It also provides an interactive visual interface which lets you explore the model results. The “What-if” tool comes packed with two major features namely, Counterfactuals, and Performance and Algorithmic Fairness analysis. Let’s have a look at these two features. Counterfactuals What-if allows you to compare a datapoint to the most similar point where your model predicts a different result. These points are known as “counterfactuals”. It lets you edit a datapoint by hand and explore the prediction changes in a model’s a. In the figure below, the What-if tool is used on a binary classification model which predicts whether a person’s income is more than $50k depending on public census data from the UCI census dataset. Comparing counterfactuals This is a prediction task used by ML researchers when analyzing algorithmic fairness. So, here the model made a prediction that the person’s income is more than $50k for the selected datapoint. The tool then automatically locates the most-similar person in the dataset for which earnings of less than $50k had been predicted in the model and compares the two cases side-by-side. Performance and Algorithmic Fairness Analysis With the What-if tool, exploring the effects of distinct classification thresholds is also possible. The tool considers constraints such as different numerical fairness criteria. The figure below presents the results of a smile detector model which has been trained on the open-source CelebA dataset. The CelebA dataset comprises annotated face images of celebrities. Comparing the performance of two slices of data in a smile detection model In the figure above, the datasets have been divided by whether the people have brown hair. Each of the two groups in the figure has a ROC curve and a confusion matrix of the predictions. It also includes sliders for setting how confident the model must be before determining that a face is smiling. Here, the What-if tool automatically sets up the confidence thresholds for the two groups in order to optimize for equal opportunity. Apart from these major features, the What-if tool also explores features such as visualizing your dataset directly using Facets and manually editing examples from your dataset along with automatic generation of partial dependence plots ( shows how the model’s predictions change with any single feature changing). Additionally, the Google’s PAIR team released a set of demos using pre-trained models to illustrate the capabilities of the What-If Tool. Some of these demos include detecting misclassifications (A multiclass classification model), assessing fairness in binary classification models (image classification model), and investigating model performance across different subgroups (A regression model). “We look forward to people inside and outside of Google using this tool to better understand ML models and to begin assessing fairness,” says the PAIR team. For more information on What-if, be sure to check out the official Google AI blog. Read Next Dr. Fei Fei Li, Google’s AI Cloud head steps down amidst speculations; Dr. Andrew Moore to take her place Introducing Deon, a tool for data scientists to add an ethics checklist Google wants web developers to embrace AMP. Great news for users, more work for developers
TORONTO — Uniworld’s ‘River Currents’ has gotten an upgrade, giving Canadian agents even more reason to take advantage of the online booking engine.Six new features will be rolled out, all designed to bring the travel agent community the most expedient booking technology. Agents will notice the following upgrades with the revamped platform:The ability to book U by Uniworld journeys onlinePayments, either a deposit or full payment, can now be madeAgents can view River Cruise day-by-day itineraries and inclusionsJourney bookings can be made in dual currencies, including Canadian dollarsFull pricing breakdowns will be available for viewingNew and improved mobile-friendly user interface and booking experience for agents“There are exciting times ahead and 2018 is gearing up to be a fantastic booking year and our goal is to assist our loyal agent partners to effectively grow their river cruise business with Uniworld,” said Michelle Palma, vice-president of field sales for Uniworld in North America. “Many of our River Current’s new features implement suggestions from our partners and Uniworld has been listening. We’re happy to offer agents the necessary tools and resources to make it a seamless booking experience including the ability to book in Cdn or USD currency, depending on the needs of their clients.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterNew features and enhancements are expected in the coming days and weeks. Uniworld’s agent booking platform rolls out 6 new features Travelweek Group Posted by Monday, January 22, 2018 Tags: Education, Uniworld << Previous PostNext Post >>
A total of 12,654 Tico expats on Feb. 2 will vote from abroad to elect a new Costa Rican president for the first time in the country’s history.President of the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) Luis Antonio Sobrado on Friday confirmed that polling centers will be enabled in 52 consulates within 42 countries.Also for the first time ever, voters in 31 countries – 98 percent of the total from abroad – will vote using an electronic system consisting of an ultrabook computer and a printer. TSE officials will personally deliver the devices to those consulates with at least 50 registered voters.Consulates with less than that number of voters will use paper ballots that also will be transported by TSE personnel from Costa Rica.Each polling center will have a board of at least three poll workers including a TSE official and volunteer citizens. If there are no volunteers, consulate or embassy staff will serve as poll workers.To cast a vote each person must present valid identification (cédula or passport) to a poll worker, who then will enable the voting software on the computer by entering a password that will be generated for each voter.Once the password is approved, the presidential ballot will be displayed on a touch screen, where the voter will select a candidate or choose to cast a blank vote.The system then will prompt the voter to confirm his selection and then it will print a receipt that will be inserted into a ballot box.In case the computer fails or the software becomes inoperable, the TSE official will be able to print paper ballots to continue the voting process using a pen.Sobrado confirmed that TSE will invest a total of ₡131 million ($262,000) in the logistics to allow Tico expats to vote in their countries of residence. That’s some ₡5,000 ($10) per voter.Consulates with the largest number of registered Tico voters are New York with 2,657, Los Angeles with 1,487, and Miami with 1,153.Those with fewer votes are in Belize (3), Trinidad & Tobago (4) and India (6), and there are no Ticos registered to vote in Jamaica.According to the Constitution, Costa Ricans voting abroad will be allowed to vote on the presidential and vice presidential races, but not to elect lawmakers.The results will be announced Feb. 2 at 6 p.m., Costa Rica time. Facebook Comments No related posts.