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PM flags off Lucknow Metros NorthSouth corridor

first_imgKanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off the commercial run on Lucknow Metro’s North-South corridor through video conference from Kanpur. The length of the North-South corridor is 23 kilometre. Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Chandauli MP and state BJP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kanpur MP Murli Manohar Joshi, along with other state ministers were present on the occasion. The prime minister also laid the foundation stone for Agra Metro Rail project. Modi also distributed keys of houses to the beneficiaries of PM Awas Yojana.last_img

Legendary pianist captivates music lovers of Kolkata

first_imgThe Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and the Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, New Delhi, in association with The Calcutta School of Music recently presented Recital Italiano – a piano recital by the legend Luciano Bellini, conductor and pianist – showcasing works by Italian composers. The performance was experienced by the classical music lovers of the city.Luciano Bellini performed his masterpieces like, G Verdi Romance sans paroles Valzer in Fa Mag; R Leoncavallo Canzonetta; G Puccini Piccolo Valzer; G Rossini Un rêve to name a few. The musical pieces played in the first part of Recital Italiano were his rare compositions which were done in the 19th century by Opera composers: Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and Leoncavallo. In the second part, he played the pieces composed in the 20th century, especially for the revival of instrumental music which had been neglected because of the supremacy of Opera.last_img read more

Genius YouTube Launch Interactive Song Stories

first_img Email Content Not Available If you like Snapchat or Instagram Stories, you’ll want to look into this new, immersive behind-the-music experience Philip MerrillGRAMMYs Apr 3, 2018 – 1:20 pm On April 2 Genius and YouTube announced their interactive music experience “Song Stories,” a mobile-friendly accompaniment to tracks with links to related content. And fans of Snapchat and Instagram Stories will find the short-form functionality very familiar. For example, the featured Song Story for “XO TOUR Llif3″ by Lil Uzi Vert takes you behind the scenes of the rapper’s rhymes, and includes other YouTube videos to watch such as concerts, covers, artist interviews, themed playlists, and more.Other artists with tracks in Genius’ gallery that you can either click through or sit back and watch include Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Drake, and Migos. Of course, the selection is expected to grow.”A song is so much more than an audio file. We’re constantly working to deliver users interesting and delightful information to make the music experience richer,” Genius President Ilan Zechory said. “Genius and YouTube, the two biggest sources of musical deep cuts and rabbit holes on the planet, are natural collaborators on this mission.” Facebook Twitter News center_img “Song Stories” Has A Genius Mission genius-youtube-launch-interactive-song-stories Because each song is a hub of its own, with the addition of connecting to other content, the song itself becomes a light-weight internet platform of its own. YouTube Global Head of Music Lyor Cohen described Song Stories as “a more immersive way to explore music.”Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”Read more https://twitter.com/Genius/status/980808821055553536 Genius, YouTube Launch Interactive “Song Stories” last_img read more

Braves privacyfirst browser ads arrive with promised payout for you

first_imgThe Brave browser logo Stephen Shankland/CNET It’s time for browser startup Brave to see if this whole privacy-respecting ads business is really going to pay off.The startup, co-founded by former Firefox leader and Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich, got its start by releasing a browser in 2016 that blocks ads by default — a design the company’s studies say dramatically improves not just performance but also cuts memory usage and saves phone battery life.But the plan was never just to remove ads — it’s also to replace the ones you usually see on websites with something that doesn’t track you around the web. Brave started testing these privacy-respecting ads this year, and now the technology is active in the main version of Brave for personal computers. And if you opt in, you’ll get a share of the resulting ad revenue.”Ads have become spyware,” Eich said, and ad tech is riddled with middlemen and fraud that are problems for both advertisers and the publishers who place ads. “We think we have a better technique.”Brave has convinced 5.9 million people to use its browser each month and should reach 10 million this summer, Eich said. That’s a far cry, though, from the billion-plus who use Google’s dominant Chrome and the 264 million who use Firefox. To fulfill its ambitions of “putting chlorine in the pool” — building an improved ad system extending far beyond its own company — Brave will need a lot more users to sign up.And privacy protections, while important, historically have been a tough sell for consumers. Recent privacy scandals and data breaches may have changed your mind, though, and Brave has a carrot to coax you aboard.Ad revenue for Brave usersWith this first phase of Brave ads, you’ll keep 70% of the revenue. A second phase, involving cooperation with website publishers, will give you 15 percent of each ad’s revenue. It won’t generate enough for you to get rich quick, but Eich hopes it’ll be enough to help sustain free sites on the internet. The system will expand to Android and iOS phones in coming months.Disclosure: I transferred some bitcoin into my Brave wallet for testing when Brave launched its payments system in 2016. That later was converted into BAT. After that initial purchase, Brave’s grants, BAT from ads I’ve seen and BAT transferred to website publishers, I now have a BAT balance worth $26.59. I have received no bitcoin or BAT from Brave.Conventional online ads can generate more revenue for publishers if they’re targeted toward a specific audience. Nobody likes irrelevant ads. But that targeting can involve a privacy tradeoff, since advertisers want to know about what sites you’ve visited or what your social media profile says about your interests.Brave Software wants to show targeted ads, too, but it lets the browser decide on the targeting without spilling your data over the network to publishers, advertisers or Brave itself. It gauges your interest chiefly by the content of websites you visit — for example, news articles. But it also will include what can be a very strong signal that you want to buy something: searches for products or services.Small text-based search ads are how Google got its start making immense piles of money. Brave ads right now are similarly terse, but instead of being built into the website, they appear as operating system notifications.And unlike with search ads, you get 70 percent of the Brave ad revenue. Internet You won’t get rich off Brave adsSo how much could you earn in Brave’s monthly payout plan?If you enable Brave's ad system, you'll see pop-up notifications and earn 70% of the resulting ad revenue.Enlarge ImageIf you enable Brave’s ad system, you’ll see pop-up notifications and earn 70% of the resulting ad revenue. Screenshot by Stephen Shankland/CNET “I’m still a bit of a bear, so I say $5, but it could be $10 or more,” Eich said. Just seeing an ad generates a little money, but clicking generates more, and doing something very valuable to an advertiser, like booking an appointment to test-drive a car, could be worth something more like $50, he said.One catch: You get paid in Brave’s crypto-tokens, called basic attention tokens (BAT), not real money. Another catch: for now, the money goes into the browser, but the only way to get it out is to use the Brave Rewards system to contribute that BAT to websites, YouTubers and Twitch videogame streamers you visit who’ve signed up for the Brave system. Later, Brave will let you export your tokens so you can convert them to regular money.”We don’t currently have a way to get tokens out,” Eich said. “We will add that as soon as we can,” using partnerships with cryptocurrency exchanges like Coinbase and Uphold and requiring a fraud-thwarting process that means users must identify themselves, he said.Brave advertisers include Vice, Home Chef, ConsenSys, Ternio BlockCard, MyCrypto, and eToro, BuySellAds, TAP Network, AirSwap, Fluidity, andhttps://uphold.com/Uphold, Brave said. The browser periodically retrieves a catalog of ads from such advertisers and shows its best guess about the one it calculates will be most interesting to you. Advertisers know only that their ads were seen, not who saw them. Brave is designed to show them during moments when you won’t be as bothered by the interruption.Publisher ads, set to arrive later this year, will place Brave ads directly onto publishers’ websites. There, publishers will keep 70%, while you and Brave will evenly split the remaining 30%.Brave also could sign a larger-scale search-ad deals with search engines to boost revenue further, Eich said. “We have a model that gets us to profitability.”First published April 24, 9 a.m. PT.Update, 12:39 p.m. PT: Adds a disclosure about the $26.59 value of the author’s BAT holdings. Advertising Brave browser Privacy Google Yes, Facebook is still tracking you (The 3:59, Ep. 541) Share your voice Comments 3 4:25 Now playing: Watch this: Tagslast_img read more

Best Australian Amazon Prime Day deals 485 Xbox One X 222 PlayStation

first_img A very expensive speaker is now well over $1000 cheaper! Save $1175! Sarah Tew/CNET Amazon Prime Day CNET may get a commission from retail offers. That’s it for now, but come back. We’ll be updating this post with the deals as they come in! $485 for an Xbox One X with game PlayStation VR with Camera and VR Worlds for $222 17 Photos Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) for $75 Save $351 This is your Amazon Echo base model, connects to Alexa, does all the smart home assistant things you might expect like check the weather, play music, news, shopping lists, etc. 50% off See at Amazon Review • Xbox One X review: Is it worthy of the hype? Share your voice 1 25% off Look, you know you’ve always wanted one of these ridiculous scooters. Now is the time. At $538, you’re saving $351 here! 50% off See also See at Amazon Nintendo The PlayStation VR headset is an absolute steal at this price. VR Worlds is also a great intro to VR.  The Echo Dot is Amazon’s smallest and cutest assistant.  $100 off See at Amazon See at Amazon Up to 25% off selected Nintendo Switch games Now playing: Watch this: Beoplay A9 for $2499.99 Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) for $115 50% off Microsoft Xbox One X 36% off Xbox One X with The Division 2 TaoTronics Active Noise Cancelling Headphones for $67 Carn Amazon, you can’t take the full 50% off?Still this is a decent deal for premium assistant. See at Amazon 32% off Segway Ninebot ES2 Folding Electric Kick Scooter Save $177! Tyler Lizenby/CNET Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 are on there See at Amazon Prime Day 2019: The leftovers Walmart’s final day of anti-Prime Day deals After Amazon Prime Day 2019: You can still snag deals on the Echo and Echo Dot 4 great cheap deals you can get anytime Amazon Prime Day 2019: Fire TV deals end, but Roku discounts still going strong Amazon Prime Day 2019: The best deals on Chromebooks, gaming laptops and MacBooks Post-Prime Day deals from Vizio: Save up to $1,200 on TVs, $200 on an Atmos sound bar See at Amazon The Xbox One X is the most powerful console on the market right now. If you’re looking for a console to sit under your 4K TV, this is about as good as it gets. Amazon See at Amazon Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. If you’re looking for a cheap pair of noise cancelling headphones you could go worse than this. Preview • Xbox One X coming November 7 for $499: Everything we know Echo Show (2nd Gen) for $249 Amazon Prime Day 2019: Everything to know Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $39 Mentioned Above Microsoft Xbox One X This Amazon site handles your biggest, bulkiest purchases The Echo Plus is good if you’re after high quality sound to go alongside your regular smart home assistanting (is that a word?). $319 Breath of the Wild is $52, Mario Kart 8 is $47 and Super Mario Odyssey is $47. Nintendo games don’t typically go cheap, so worth checking in on this one. $369 Amazon See it TaoTronics See It See at Amazon Get sweet deals on the Amazon Echo. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Hello Australian friends, it’s Prime Day. The days of us being totally excluded from Prime day are over. Australia has had its own Prime Day, with its own sales, since 2018. So if you want to spend money and buy all the Echo Dots at 50% off, we have you covered. We have a massive suite of sales posts, some of which Australians may or may not be eligible for. But in this post? It’s Australian deals only folks. Strewth, bloody oath galah.Quick note for overseas folks stumbling across this post, all prices in this post are in Australian dollars.Two quick notes before we beginFirstly, many Amazon workers have gone on strike during Amazon Prime day. Depending on your where you sit, that may or may not affect your decision to shop at Amazon during this time period.Secondly, you have to be an Amazon Prime member to take part in Prime deals. Again, your call if you think it’s worth it, but there are sales all year round on products and Prime video is a pretty solid alternative to Netflix. I recommend The Terror, that show rules. It cost $6.99AU per month but you can try the 30-day free trial if you like and shop through the deals.Alright, now for the deals! James Martin/CNET Comment See at Amazon 1:43 Tags Tyler Lizenby/CNET Appliances Smart Homelast_img read more

Wont stoop low even to deny allegations CJI Ranjan Gogoi

first_imgChief Justice of India Ranjan GogoiIANSChief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi was accused of sexual harassment by a former court staff member on Friday, April 19, in an affidavit.The 35-year-old woman submitted the affidavit to the respective residences of 22 judges of the Supreme Court, in which she alleged that the current Chief Justice was inappropriate with her, and had her removed from her post when she did not reciprocate. The incidents occurred in October 2018.The woman mentioned separate incidents where she allegedly encountered the CJI when she was working at his residential office. In an exclusive carried by The Quint, a senior lawyer said, “Her entire family has been harassed, victimised and intimidated. Thereafter false criminal cases have been lodged against her. So there is relentless intimidation and victimisation that is going on not just to silence her but to also punish her. She has narrated everything supported by documents.”Replying to the allegations levelled against him, the CJI said in a statement that he would not stoop so low to even deny the charges and that less than 10 hours were given to him to make a statement. In his statement, Gogoi replied, “I don’t think that this can be of a plot of a junior assistant. There is a bigger plot. They want to deactivate the office of the CJI. Independence of judiciary is under very very serious threat. If the judges have to work under these conditions, good people will never come to this office.” According to Bar and Bench, he asserted, “I will sit on this Bench and discharge my duties without fear and favour till my tenure is over.”The Chief Justice then defended himself to the “citizens of the country and stating that this pillar of democracy is “under serious threat” but he will continue working. He also added, “They cannot catch me on money, so they have brought up this. This is the reward a CJI gets after 20 years and a bank balance of Rs 680000. Independence of judiciary under very very serious threat. I had to tell this from the judicial seat.”Tushar Mehta, the Solicitor General of India, said that the matter should be “taken very very seriously”. The Supreme Court held an emergency hearing on the morning of April 20, Saturday after the sexual assault charges were levelled against Gogoi. A notice was issued by the top court reading, “Take notice that a special bench consisting of the Hon’ble chief justice of India, Hon’ble Mr Justice Arun Mishra and Hon’ble Mr Justice Sanjiv Khanna is being constituted to have a special sitting at 10:30 AM today i.e. the 20th April 2019 in the Chief Justice’s court to deal with a matter of great public importance touching upon the independence of judiciary, on a mention being made by Shri Tushar Mehta, Ld. Solicitor General.”last_img read more

Faridpur road crash kills 2

first_imgMap of FaridpurTwo people were killed and nine others injured when a truck rammed a human hauler on Dhaka-Khulna highway in Faridpur on Thursday, reports UNB.The deceased are Sujon Patwari, 22, a construct worker and son of Manirul Islam of Kanaipur and Azizul Islam, 45, the headmaster of Raikali Hazi Badshah Mia Government Primary School in Kanaipur.Sub-inspector Nizamul Islam of Karimpur highway police camp said the accident took place around 9:45am when a Magura-bound truck from Faridpur hit a human hauler after a tire of the truck got burst, leaving one dead on the spot and injuring ten others.The injured were taken to Faridpur Medical College Hospital where the doctors declared one dead.On information, a firefighting unit rushed in and conducted a rescue operation.last_img

Ganga Sagar Mela to be declared Green Mela

first_imgGanga Sagar Mela next year would be declared ‘Green Mela’ where sanitary toilets would be provided for all pilgrims.South 24 Paraganas district magistrate P B Salim said 10,000 sanitary toilets would be set up for the mela, which attracts lakhs of pilgrims from across the country.He said the pilgrims would be made aware of the demerits of open defecation at various stages of their journey right from the city to Sagar Island, where they take the holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeReferring to the situation in the district vis-a-vis sanitation, he said the model set by Nadia, declared a total sanitation district, would be followed though South 24 Parganas had a much larger population.“Next year on Gandhi Jayanti we plan to declare South 24 Parganas a total sanitation district. For this we are involving people from all sections – students, Anganwadi and Asha workers, SHGs, NGOs besides religious heads,” he said adding at present there are no sanitary toilets in at least seven lakh households in the district.The government will provide Rs 10,000 for each toilet built and the beneficiary would pay Rs 900 or provide labour. In West Bengal 40 per cent of the people have no sanitary toilets at their homes compared to 58 per cent in the country.last_img read more

LS polls Security beefed up around collectorate building in Balurghat

first_imgBalurghat: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the security in and around district collectorate building here has been tightened.As precautionary measures, the district administration has barricaded around 100 metres adjacent to the collectorate building with temporary bamboo fencing. According to an official source, all poll-related activities will be carried out from the office of district administration. Adequate policemen will be deployed in the area to avoid any untoward incident. According to the guidelines of Election Commission of India, no contesting candidate will be allowed to take out a procession while submitting nomination papers. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Stress has been given on ensuing free and fair poll in the region. No political party will be given permission for procession from March 28 onwards to April 4. Instructions have been given to police to check the entry of the candidates from the main gate of district administrative building with not more than three vehicles at a time,” said an official. Sufficient Central Reserve Paramilitary Forces will also deploy the area. District Election Officer and district magistrate Deepap Priya P recently conducted a high-level meeting with the police officers and the representatives of various political parties. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateA clear message has been delivered through this meeting that the district administration is determined to strictly implement EC norms. The border close to neighbouring Bangladesh is sealed. The candidates can submit the nominations between March 28 and April 4. Balurghat will vote on April 23, the third in the seven-phased Lok Sabha polls. On April 5, the nomination papers will be scrutinised while the last day of to withdraw candidature is April 8. The closing day for campaigning is scheduled on April 21. A total number of 14, 27, 567 people are expected to vote this year. Four major political parties —The Trinamool Congress, the BJP, the Congress and the RSP — are in the fray. Arpita Ghosh will contest once again from Balurghat seat on Trinamool ticket. Ghosh defeated RSP’s Prasanta Kumar Majumdar in 2014 to break the Left citadel. This time, RSP has fielded Ranen Barman, who had won 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004 LS polls from Balurghat seat while the BJP and the Congress have fielded Sukanta Majumdar and Sadik Sarkar as their candidates. Both Majumdar and Sarkar are new faces.last_img read more

How Food Tech Is Expanding Opportunities for Shoppers and Entrepreneurs

first_img Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals November 30, 2016 This story appears in the December 2016 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Americans have long been obsessed with all things eating, and now that means obsessing over how clean their diet is — vegan, gluten-free, organic or additive-averse. To keep consumers happily fed, chefs and food manufacturers are figuring out how to maximize taste without any suspect ingredients. Related: 12 Ways to Eat Healthy No Matter How Busy You Are“We’ve pushed the limits of how well a crop ships or how long it can sit on a shelf, but when you don’t make flavor a priority, it gets lost,” says Lane Selman, an agricultural researcher at Oregon State University and founder of the Culinary Breeding Network, which connects plant breeders with farmers and chefs to create better-tasting grains and vegetables. But it’s the hearty dose of attention from venture capitalists and tech firms that has recently transformed the granola world of “clean eating” into a science-centric new frontier. Related: What’s Ahead in 2017? Six Experts Share Predictions.Case in point: The $100 million that investors — including Bill Gates and Google Ventures — sunk into Impossible Foods, a San Francisco-based food startup founded by a Stanford biochemist. When the company’s juicy meatless burger debuted at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi this fall, the line of diners stretched down the New York sidewalk. And Impossible Foods is hardly alone in the race for beefy flavor without the butcher: Beyond Meat, which counts Twitter founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams as investors, has taken aim at the freezer aisle with faux meat crumbles and chicken nuggets. And for actual animal flesh minus the carbon footprint and livestock squeamishness, some startups are raising meat in labs, like Mosa Meat (Sergey Brin is an investor), which figured out how to grow a burger from bovine stem cells. Related: Sharpen Your Memory with Brain-Healthy FoodsFor vegan chef and Kite Hill cofounder Tal Ronnen, it was a moment of mortification that motivated him to double down on science: He was hired by casino magnate Steve Wynn to design menus for 12 restaurants, and while Ronnen was walking the team of chefs through alternatives to butter and cheese, one literally spit out a sample. Making a vegan cheese that wasn’t nasty wouldn’t just take years of tinkering in the kitchen — it involved partnering with a biochemist to develop proprietary enzymes that could make pure almond milk form curds like dairy. Related: Trends 2017: Opportunities Entrepreneurs Are Chasing NowKite Hill now sells 17 unique SKUs, including ricotta, Brie, cheese-filled ravioli and yogurt. Khosla Ventures was an early investor, and in May, CAVU Venture Partners and General Mills’ VC arm led an $18 million investment in the alt-dairy powerhouse. Related: 4 Experts on The Trends They Hope Are Nearly OverBut to stretch beyond the 2 percent of consumers who consider themselves vegan, Kite Hill is taking a page from the milk aisle, where alternatives like soy milk and almond milk have shouldered nearly 20 percent market share without ever using the v-word. “We don’t want to make products for only a captive vegan audience,” says CEO Matt Sade. “For people to discover this brand, our products can’t just taste incrementally better — we have to make products that are light-years tastier.” Cheesy but true. Menu MavericksImpossible burger: New York City’s Momofuku Nishi debuted Impossible Foods’ burger that “bleeds” though it’s made from potato proteins, wheat proteins and coconut oil. Owner David Chang has also used his R&D lab to experiment with fermenting chickpeas, which creates a sweet umami bomb that now replaces the traditional Pecorino Romano in the restaurant’s version of cacio e pepe.Related: 12 Restaurants Capitalizing on the Anti-Fast Food RevolutionChickpea pisco sour: The liquid in canned chickpeas — aka aquafaba — makes for a surprisingly good egg substitute. Los Angeles restaurants Gracias Madre and Birch both use whipped aquafaba as a vegan stand-in for egg foam on classic cocktails, like pisco sours.Habanada sherbet: Michael Mazourek, a Cornell professor and one of the top plant breeders in the world, created the habanada pepper — all the floral notes of a habanero minus even a hint of heat. Nora Antene, former pastry chef at Portland, Oreg.’s renowned Le Pigeon, made the new pepper a sherbet standout. So long, chocolate chip ice cream. Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. 4 min readlast_img read more