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Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Many military families don’t know how they’ll pay for their next meal, especially in a place like San Diego where the cost of living is high.CEO of the San Diego Food Bank, Jim Floros, talks to KUSI about what’s being done to help. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter July 18, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Posted: July 18, 2019 Congresswoman Susan Davis introducing bill about military family food insecurity KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Extremists in Khulna Awami League

first_img-Extremists are infiltrating Khulna Awami League and some of them have even managed posts in the committees and have contested in elections on the ruling Bangladesh Awami League’s (AL) ticket.Rumours have it that deputy ministers, members of parliament and local influential leaders are patronising such moves, much to the discomfit of the grassroots AL leaders and activists. To make things worse, a mudslinging game has begun too there.Prothom Alo investigations found that Shiplu Bhuiyan, the union parishad chairman of Damodar union under Phultala upazila of Khulna, was an extremist leader in the past.He, however, became a UP chairman contesting the polls under AL’s ‘boat’ symbol. A government’s intelligence agency said he was a leader of the infamous Purba Banglar Communist Party.Shiplu Bhuiyan’s name was the third on the list in the intelligence report. He reportedly had around a dozen cases against him, including murder, abduction and extortion. He was also sentenced to 32 years imprisonment in one of these cases.His elder brother Shimul Bhuiyan’s name is also on the list, at number four. There are around a dozen cases against him as well. Shimul has gone into hiding.Shiplu claimed that it was only his brother who had been involved with extremism and he did not join his brother despite repeated requests. District Awami League general secretary SM Mostafa Rashdi brought him to AL.Party sources say Shiplu joined AL on 11 November 2014 during a programme marking the founding anniversary of Juba League by presenting a bouquet to deputy minister for fisheries and livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda. Upazila Awami League president and upazila chairman Sheikh Akram Hossain played a key role to bring Shiplu to the party. Akram was also instrumental in helping Shiplu win the union parishad election.”Had Shiplu been guilty, we would not have brought him in. No one from AL could win in the Damodar union in the last 32 years. But we could do it thanks to Shiplu. However, we know that his brother is an extremist,” Sheikh Akram told Prothom Alo.Police say extremists are involved in a number of recent killings in Khulna. Shimul is behind the 27 May murder of Sardar Alauddin alias Mithu, organisational secretary of Khulna district BNP and a former chairman of Phultola upazila, police found on investigation. A number of 10-15 extremists are close associates of Shiplu, they allege.Khulna sadar thana AL president Saiful Islam admitted that extremists are entering the party. “It can be deduced that Shimul Bhuiyan is being protected by AL since his brother is a chairman backed by the party.”The name of Ajay Sarkar is number 21 in the list of extremists. A former member of New Biplobi Communist Party, he wanted to contest the zila parishad polls with an AL ticket. Although he did not get the AL nod, he contested as an independent candidate. He may contest in the next national election from either of Khulna-5 (Dumuria-Phultala) or Khulna-6 (Paikgaccha-Koyra). He is a close associate of Mostafa Rashidi.”From the years 2003-04, some people are trying to establish that I am an extremist, but I had never been involved with any such groups. It’s a conspiracy of Jamaat,” he said, adding that he was on good terms with Rashidi.However, Rashidi said quite the opposite. “I did not know Shiplu Bhuiyan has joined the party. And I have no terms with Ajay Sarkar. But yes there are some people like Badsha of Rupsha and Mashikul of Terokhada joining the party and contesting in the elections despite being extremists.The list of extremists also included Rafiq Joardar in 10th place. He is now a member of the union parishad at Rudaghara besides being the general secretary of ward AL. Shafiqul Islam, who was 12th on the list, is now the general secretary of upazila Sramik League.”I was once an extremist. I have been to jail as well. But that’s past. I have changed now,” Rafiq said.When asked, district AL president and zila parishad chairman Sheikh Harun Ar Rashid admitted that extremists are slowly getting into the party. However, he claimed that it was happening in city AL, not in the district unit. “We are also very scared,” he said.City AL general secretary Mizanur Rahman said, “I have taken no new faces in, but some may have entered the district AL. The PM has asked me not to take any unethical person into the party.”Sheikh Harun has blamed it on deputy minister Narayan Chandra, but the minister told Prothom Alo, “Whoever has got in, did it with a recommendation of the local committee. Fultala upazila president Akram got Shiplu Bhuiyan into the party.”When asked if Shiplu had joined by presenting him a bouquet, the deputy minister claimed he had been unaware of the facts.Awami League’s archrival BNP is also worried about extremists joining AL. City BNP president Nazrul Islam told Prothom Alo, “Extremists are moving out of jail and then joining the Awami League. They are seen at the residences of the MPs and in their cars. We are really worried, anything may happen anytime.”When asked, Khulna police super Nizamul Huq Molla said, “Many people are changing colours. But we are keeping an eye on them.”*The article originally came up in Prothom Alo print edition and has been rewritten in English by Quamrul Hassanlast_img read more

Students gear up to participate in Indoor Rowing Championship

first_imgBengal Water Sports will be organizing the Asian School Indoor Rowing Championship 2018 from September 4 – December 2. The event will be inaugurated on September 4 at 4 pm, at Calcutta Rowing Club, Rabindra Sarobar, amidst the respected members of rowing fraternity and students.The earlier edition of Concept2 Indoor Students Rowing Championship 2016 had been a grand success where 6000 students from different schools of Kolkata participated.Considering the phenomenal response from the audience, the organisers are going to take this championship to a new platform by inviting students not only from schools of different states of India but also from countries like Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The plan is to create history and get featured in ‘The Guinness Book of World Records’ and ‘Limca Book of Records’ as this kind of event has never been organised before. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThis competition will have two different categories – ‘School Children’ and ‘Special Children (Paralympics)’. The students have already started registering online and it is expected that more than 75, 000 students from West Bengal itself and more than 1.5 lakh students from all over India will be taking part this year.The event aims to make young children aware of sports though Indoor Rowing – an injury free sport which takes very less time to learn, helps to promote teamwork and leadership amongst yound minds. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThere are three different categories for the students to participate: Sub Sub Junior (9 -12 yrs) (boys and girls), Sub Junior (12 – 15 yrs) (boys and girls), Junior (12 – 15 yrs) (boys and girls). From level 1 i.e. Intra School Competition, 18 students from each school (9 boys – 9 girls) are selected for the next phase (Inter State Championship). All the participants will be given e-certificate for participation and the 18 selected students will get medal and trophies along with the certificates. The winners of level 2 will compete with other finalists from 4 countries at the grand finale, students from different States and Countries fighting for glory to become ‘Champion of Champions’.last_img read more

Reevaluating the conventional notion of femininity

first_imgAgaaz, a group show that strikes out to be different – combining a delicate balance between quality art, a relevant theme, and an art coterie of competent practitioners who have managed to breathe fresh aspects into the theme of femininity, has been organised at India Habitat Centre.Artists like Anitta Sethi, Bharti verma, Dhiren Shasmal, Gaurav Chawla, Manan Negi, Manjusha Athani, Nanda Gupta, Nitasha Jaini, Rajib Deyashi, Ruchi Chadha, Sakshi Talwar, Sangeeta Kumar Murthy, Siddharth Jharia, and others have displayed their work, which will be on view until April 11, 2019. ‘We’re adopting a more fluid scale of traits, temperaments, and capabilities, and we have to change our methods of self-evaluation in the process’ is the claim of its participants. In this quest. these artists have turned the feminine image into a vibrant movement. Beyond the thrust to depict a strong message of the new-age feminism that characterises our times, this showing also brings in focus the many sided artistic strengths of the participants. By not compromising on their individuality in a conceived attempt to fall in step, this multi-pronged coterie of artists has widened the scope of their art with visual and sensual takes on the topic, identifying them as a complex integration of opposite binaries, ranging from the tender to the tenacious, from the traditional to the trendy. Besides depicting the womanly images through many interpretations, the show also aims to keep viewer’s interest alive. Visitors will be able to watch an in-situ installation of painted shoes being put up by the contributing artists, taking shape right in front of them. In the exhibition, artist Gaurav Chawla has depicted power and courage within each woman. Artist Ruchi Chadha who is inspired from nature, uses different colours and fluidity to show femininity. Artist Manjusha Athani takes the onlooker into a vibrant mystical world where her mysterious women of uninhabitated sensuality captivates the viewer. Artist Nanda Gupta who works in abstract forms, depicts her journey of life, a life of self discovery beyond the realms of understanding. Artist Nitasha Jaini talks about man and women relationship in the Indian urban environment and how their role play is well defined. She states that a slight shift in attitude can create a sense of imbalance.last_img read more

50 Insane Facts About Bitcoin Infographic

first_imgMarch 5, 2014 2 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Image credit: Who Is Hosting This Register Now » Bitcoin is a fickle thing. As one U.S. Senator recently admitted, it confuses “the heck out of us.” If you still don’t quite fully “get it,” you’re far from alone.Ok, so by now most people — fine, maybe only a few — understand that Bitcoin is virtual cash that’s generated (“mined”) by computers, lives on the internet and is used to purchase real and digital stuff online and in person.But where exactly did it come from and why is it suddenly in the news so often? Is Bitcoin really the future of money? If so, what can you buy with it right now?Related: Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Bitcoin users can purchase thousands of legal items on the straight and narrow with the controversial cryptocurrency, like tickets to a Sacramento Kings Game, fresh beef in Australia or even tuition for the University of Nicosia. And before the takedown of Silk Road, people reportedly swapped bitcoins for countless shady illegal goods, including dime bags of weed, stolen guns, forged documents and possibly even hitman services. Creepy, right?The more we know about the curious currency, the weirder it gets.For an entertaining yet educational eyeful of just how bizarre the Bitcoin story is, from its mysterious beginnings to its rise as a kind of, almost, on the brink of mainstream currency around the globe today, take a look at the revealing infographic below from WhoIsHostingThis.com.Click to Enlarge+ Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box.last_img read more

Red Hat released RHEL 76

first_imgOn Tuesday, Red Hat announced the general availability of RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) 7.6. RHEL 7.6 is a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for enterprise IT. It is built on an open source innovation, designed to enable organizations to match the pace with emerging cloud-native technologies. It also supports IT operations across enterprise IT’s four footprints. Just three months back the beta version of RHEL 7.6 was released. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6  addresses a range of IT challenges, emphasizes security and compliance, management and automation, and Linux container innovations. Features in RHEL 7.6 RHEL 7.6 solves security concerns IT security has always been a key challenge for many IT departments as it does not get easier in complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 is the answer to this problem as it introduces a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 hardware modules as part of Network Bound Disk Encryption (NBDE). NBDE provides security across networked environments whereas, TPM works on-premise to add an additional layer of security, tying disks to specific physical systems. These two layers of security for hybrid cloud operations help keep information on disks physically more secure. RHEL 7.6 also makes it easier to manage firewalls with improvements to nftables, a packet filtering framework. It also simplifies the configuration of counter-intrusion measures. Updated cryptographic algorithms delivered for RSA and elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) are enabled by default with RHEL 7.6. This helps the organizations handling sensitive information to match their pace with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliance and standards bodies like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Management and automation get better Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 helps in making Linux adoption easier for the users as it brings enhancements to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Web Console, which provides a graphical overview of Red Hat system health and status. RHEL 7.6 has made it easier to find updates on the system summary page. It also provides automated configuration of single sign-on for identity management and a firewall control interface. This makes it easier for security administrators. RHEL 7.6 comes with the Extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF), which provides a safer and efficient mechanism for monitoring activities within the kernel. Soon, it will help in enabling additional performance monitoring and network tracing tools. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 also provides support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux System Roles which is a collection of Ansible modules. These modules are designed to provide a consistent way to automate and remotely manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux deployments. Each of these modules provides a ready-made automated workflow for handling common and complex tasks, involved in Linux environments. This automation helps to remove the possibilities of human error from these tasks.  This, in turn, frees up the IT teams and lets them focus more on adding business value. Red Hat’s lightweight container toolkit Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 supports the rise of cloud-native technologies by introducing Red Hat’s lightweight container toolkit. This toolkit comprises of CRI-O, Buildah, Skopeo, and now Podman. Each of these tools is built on a fully open source and community-backed technologies. They are based on open standards like the Open Container Initiative (OCI) format. Podman complements Buildah and Skopeo while sharing the same foundations as CRI-O. It enables users to run containers and groups of containers (pods) from a familiar command-line interface, which eliminates the need of a daemon. This, in turn, helps to reduce the complexity in container creation while making it easier for developers to build containers on workstations, in continuous integration/continuous development (CI/CD) systems and within high-performance computing (HPC) or big data scheduling systems. For more information on this release, check out Red Hat’s official website Read Next Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.6 Beta released with focus on security, cloud, and automation Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 (RHEL 7.5) now generally available 4 reasons IBM bought Red Hat for $34 billionlast_img read more

Facebook deletes and then restores Warrens campaign ads after she announced plans

first_imgFacebook has removed several ads placed by 2020 presidential hopeful, Senator Elizabeth Warren, that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants. Last week, Warren announced that if elected president in 2020, her administration will make big, structural changes to the tech sector to promote more competition by breaking up competition killing big mergers. The ads being deleted from Facebook was first revealed by Politico. The advertisements read, “Three companies have vast power over our economy and our democracy. Facebook, Amazon, and Google. We all use them. But in their rise to power, they’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field in their favor.” Source: Politico The ads were taken down and a message was displayed stating, “This ad was taken down because it goes against Facebook’s advertising policies.” However, later a Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Politico that the company is in the process of restoring them. “We removed the ads because they violated our policies against the use of our corporate logo,” the spokesperson said. “In the interest of allowing robust debate, we are restoring the ads.” Elizabeth Warren also tweeted about this development, stating that she wants a social media marketplace that isn’t dominated by a single censor. This news sparked a massive discussion on Hacker News. People called it a win-win situation for Warren. A comment on Hacker News reads, “This is smart politics. Rather than simply telling people FB is a monopoly, she runs a limited experiment that had it been left alone, would have limited effect since the budget was so small ($100). Now, this puts FB in a bind. If they really are a middleman for content, then these ads don’t violate any laws and shouldn’t be blocked. However, FB as a company with a product should block it just like a coffee shop wouldn’t allow a banner on the wall saying “better coffee down the street“. Another user appreciated Warren for her smart move. “It’s very smart, her ad campaign people must have known misusing the Facebook logo would get them denied, but now she gets press for being the victim. You or I couldn’t run those ads, this is special treatment for her”, the comment states. A user also condemned Facebook for its dumb move. “I would say this is ordinary politics, an obviously calculated provocation we see every day. What is surprising is a such dumb FB reaction. Why such intelligent people make such dumb moves? Are they really that arrogant? Maybe that arrogance is caused by revenue increases after all these scandals. Maybe they treated politicians, in the same way, many times, but in other countries.” It looks like Warren has won the golden ticket to US presidential elections 2020 as comments like ‘Slay Queen!’ and ‘My Cherokee Princess’ dominated Twitter. Warren’s plan is by far one of the biggest tech regulation plan proposed so far in the 2020 presidential cycle. Other Democrats running for the 2020 presidential bid include senator Kamala Harris, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, entrepreneur Andrew Yang, governor Jay Inslee, and Senator Bernie Sanders. Most of them are also keen on tech regulation. Andrew Yang described Warren’s anti-monopoly position as “unimaginative” and “retrograde,” yet he does believe in taxing tech. Yang says because artificial intelligence is destroying jobs, the tech industry should pay for a universal basic income. However, Klobuchar and Yang’s messages didn’t excite people as much as Warren’s bold move did. Read Next Elizabeth Warren wants to break up tech giants like Amazon, Google Facebook, and Apple and build strong antitrust laws UK lawmakers publish a report after 18-month long investigation condemning Facebook’s disinformation and fake news practices. Facebook and Google pressurized to work against ‘Anti-Vaccine’ trends after Pinterest blocks anti-vaccination content from its pinboards.last_img read more

People Two new marketing hires for the Anguilla Tourist Board

first_img Friday, February 9, 2018 Share [People] Two new marketing hires for the Anguilla Tourist Board ANGUILLA — The Anguilla Tourist Board (ATB) has announced two new appointments: Colwayne Pickering, its new Marketing Officer, and Jameel Rochester, who will serve the ATB as Assistant Manager, Destination Experience.In his new role, Pickering will assist in leading the development of an island-headquartered marketing department, which will include designing and executing new digitally-focused marketing strategies, supporting international efforts, and developing partnerships to increase tourism arrivals. He has also been tasked with overseeing the marketing efforts of the international representatives in North America, the U.K., Latin America, Germany and Italy.Prior to joining ATB, Pickering served as General Manager (Cable and Broadband) Operations of Wireless Ventures (Digicel) Anguilla Ltd., where he managed million-dollar budgets and targets, and supervised a team of over 50 staff members.“I have a strong background and experience in excess of 10 years directly relating to marketing and promotions, coupled with operational and people management. I am confident that I will be an excellent asset to the organization, with a full appreciation for time management and the ability to work autonomously and under pressure in achieving required objectives,” said Pickering.Rochester will be responsible for assisting in the development, promotion and management of the on-island experience, which includes engaging with stakeholders in relation to all elements of Anguilla’s Tourism Product. His key duties include assisting in managing Public and Private Sector Relations, organizing and promoting internal and external training in the elements of hospitality, and coordinating community outreach programs to highlight the role of communities in the visitor experience.Prior to joining ATB, Rochester was the Resort Assistant Manager at the Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla, and also held the position of Executive Assistant at Zemi Beach House Hotel & Spa.“With my practical experience combined with my educational studies, I am confident that I can and will become an invaluable asset to the Anguilla Tourist Board,” said Rochester. “My long-term career goal is to continue to learn and develop my skills and abilities within the hospitality industry, whilst utilizing my experience, knowledge, and skills to the benefit of the organization.”Both Pickering and Rochester began their new roles on Feb. 1 and are based at ATB’s head office in Anguilla. Posted bycenter_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Anguilla, People Travelweek Group last_img read more

Mike Darcey is to leave BSkyB to take Tom Mockridg

first_imgMike Darcey is to leave BSkyB to take Tom Mockridge’s role as CEO of News International as part of the restructuring of News Corp into two companies looking after publishing and media and entertainment respectively.News Corp has also confirmed that Robert Thomson, the managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, will become the CEO of the new publishing entity, to be called News Corp, while Rupert Murdoch will serve as chairman and CEO of Fox Group, the umbrella group for film and TV activities, and chairman of News Corp. Chase Carey will serve as president and chief operating officer of Fox Group, while James Murdoch will continue as deputy chief operating officer.Darcey has been chief operating officer at BSkyB since 2006. “I’m delighted that Mike Darcey has agreed to take the reins as News International’s new CEO,” said Rupert Murdoch.  “Mike is a world-class executive with unprecedented strategic and commercial experience and I look forward to benefiting from his many talents.  His broadcasting background will provide important leadership in the development of our already impressive suite of digital products at News International.”News Corp expects to complete the split by the middle of next year, pending approval of the board and shareholders, as well as regulatory approvals, favourable rulings from certain tax jurisdictions on the tax-free nature of the transaction to the company and its stockholders, and certain other conditions. News Corp expects to make preliminary filings with the SEC on the separation shortly.Bedi Ajay Singh, the former finance chief at MGM Studios, will become chief financial officer of News Corp. Paul Cheesbrough, News Corp’s chief technology officer and a former digital media chief at the BBC, will continue in his role for the publishing company.“This is an incredibly exciting time, for me personally, and for our companies’ ambitious futures,” said Murdoch.  “The challenges we face in the publishing and media industries are great, but the opportunities are greater.”last_img read more