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UN agency signs agreement with Colombia to strengthen refugee laws

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said the agreement, signed yesterday, was designed to reinforce Colombia’s Senate and its Human Rights Commission. UNHCR will cooperate with the two bodies to promote and disseminate legislation for both internally displaced persons (IDPs) and international refugees.”UNHCR heralds this agreement as an important contribution to the protection of the rights of IDPs in Colombia and welcomes the Senate and the Human Rights Commission’s commitment to take effective action to prevent forced displacement and to protect and assist those who have been forced out of their homes by the conflict,” UNHCR spokesman Kris Janowski said in Geneva today.The agency will provide advice and specialized training for members of the Senate and other relevant institutions, Mr. Janowski added. UNHCR will also advise on mechanisms to protect the rights of those displaced within Colombia and prevent forced displacement.According to official government statistics, there are nearly one million IDPs in Colombia, while unofficial statistics put the figure close to 3 million, the spokesman said. read more

UN using technological innovations to bolster communications official says

Despite an ever-shrinking budget, the UN has increased the number of languages available in summaries of speeches, events and even news feeds, Shashi Tharoor, the Under Secretary-General for the Department of Communications and Public Information, told a General Assembly committee on Wednesday.The UN website was accessed 45 million times during the three days of the 2005 World Summit in September, compared to 42 million accesses in the entire year of 1997. More than 180,000 viewers from 175 countries watched the webcast of the Summit live, and some 700,000 watched the archived webcasts over the days that followed, not just English, but also in the speaker’s original language. The group photo of Summit leaders alone was downloaded over 500 times within four hours of its posting, and 3,000 times before the Summit had ended, Mr. Tharoor said.He also noted that the UN’s services remain free despite the current trend towards charging for news feeds, downloads and jpg files. read more

Oat and soybean prices rise on the CBOT beef prices fall

by The Associated Press Posted May 8, 2013 3:55 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Oat and soybean prices rise on the CBOT; beef prices fall CHICAGO – Grains futures were mixed Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.Wheat for July delivery fell 3 cents to $7.06 a bushel; July corn fell 7 cents to $6.33 a bushel; July oats added 1 cent to $3.7825 a bushel; while July soybeans rose 8.5 cents to $13.9075 a bushel.Beef futures fell, while pork prices rose on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.June live cattle fell 0.62 cent to $1.2020 a pound; May feeder cattle fell 1.27 cent to $1.3560 a pound; June lean hogs added 0.47 cent to 91.77 cents a pound.

California considers lower bar for its tough lawyer exam

FILE–In this July 14, 2010, file photo, gavels and law books are shown in the office of California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George at his office in San Francisco, Calif. The State Bar of California on Monday, July 31, 2017, proposed lowering the minimum score on the most recent licensing exam for attorneys amid an alarming decline in people passing the test considered one of the toughest in the U.S. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file) SAN FRANCISCO – The State Bar of California on Monday proposed lowering the minimum score on the most recent licensing exam for attorneys amid an alarming decline in people passing the test, considered one of the toughest in the U.S.Staff at the state bar presented the option to the agency’s Committee of Bar Examiners, which voted to gather public comment until Aug. 25. A final decision on the score would be up to the California Supreme Court.The proposal would lower the minimum score only for the July 2017 exam from 144 to a little over 141 — a seemingly minor reduction, but one that could significantly boost the pass rate.That exam was administered last week, and the results will be out in November.The reduced minimum score was based on a study that determined a range of scores showing the minimum level of competence needed to practice law in California.Most states have a minimum passing score of 135 or lower, bar staffers say. The committee also voted to seek public comment on leaving the score as it is.The passage rate on California’s July bar exam fell from nearly 62 per cent in 2008 to 43 per cent in 2016, mirroring a national trend. Modeling forecasts suggest the lower score would have boosted California’s July 2016 pass rate by 8 per cent, state bar officials said.“When you look at the decline, what that means is you have fewer lawyers in California over time,” said Leah Wilson, the state bar’s chief operating officer. “We know that we have significant numbers of people in this state that have inadequate access to counsel or no access to counsel.”Some observers have blamed the falling success rate on a dip in law school applications that has forced institutions to accept applicants who have not done as well academically.The state bar is studying the calibre and preparation of students in the state’s law schools. The passing score proposal was limited to the July 2017 exam in part to see what that study reveals, Wilson said.She said the state Supreme Court may not want to lower the passing score permanently if the conclusion is that the decline in the pass rate is the result solely of a drop in qualified students.California had the lowest pass rate in the country by far last year, according to the National Conference of Bar Examiners. The state, however, also had among the highest passing score requirements in the country, and some law school deans say that unfairly penalizes students who would have become lawyers in other states.More than a dozen law school deans in California urged the state Supreme Court in February to temporarily reduce the bar exam passing score to between 133 and 136 while the state bar studies the issue. They said there was no evidence that the state’s higher minimum score produced better lawyers.David Faigman, dean of the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, said the study on which state bar staff relied was so flawed that its score recommendation was “basically useless.”Faigman said he stood by the 133-136 range he and other deans had recommended, saying there was no indication the states that used it were “overrun by malpracticing attorneys.”Any proposal to lower the score would also need to be approved by the bar’s board of trustees before going to the state Supreme Court. California considers lower bar for its tough lawyer exam by Sudhin Thanawala, The Associated Press Posted Jul 31, 2017 4:32 pm MDT Last Updated Jul 31, 2017 at 7:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

SecretaryGeneral extremely concerned over violence in Gaza and Israel plans visit to

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “extremely concerned” about the continued violence in Gaza and Israel and deeply worried by the rising cost in terms of civilian lives, his spokesperson said today. “He urgently appeals to all concerned to do everything under their command to stop this dangerous escalation and restore calm,” the spokesperson told a news briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. “Rocket attacks are unacceptable and must stop at once. Israel must exercise maximum restraint,” he added.The new wave of violence in Gaza and Israel – which includes rocket attacks against Israel from Gaza, and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza – has resulted in several people being killed or wounded on both sides.The UN chief’s spokesperson said Mr. Ban’s paramount concern is for the safety and well being of all civilians. “All sides must respect their obligations under international humanitarian law in this regard,” he said. “A new cycle of bloodshed will make neither Israelis nor Palestinians more secure. Nor will bloodshed open the door to negotiations that could achieve the two-state solution necessary to end such violence permanently.” The spokesperson noted that Secretary-General Ban has continued to speak with international and regional leaders and officials by telephone and in person as part of his efforts to call for restraint and push for an end to violence. As part of those efforts, he plans to visit the region shortly.Earlier this week, Mr. Ban spoke by telephone with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy about the escalating violence, while the Security Council met in a closed, late-night session on the situation. read more

Negotiated twoState solution still the only option for Palestine Guterres

The Assembly adopted Resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine in 1947, but an independent and sovereign state has yet to be realised.Mr.Guterres called on Palestinian and Israeli leaders “to restore faith in the promise of Resolution 181, of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, fulfilling the legitimate national aspirations of both peoples, with borders based on the 1967 lines and Jerusalem as the capital of both states – East Jerusalem being the capital of the Palestinian state.”This, he said, was “the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.”President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa highlighted the role of the United Nations in the peace process.She reminded the committee and others in attendance of the theme of the 73rd session of the General Assembly: “Making the United Nations Relevant to All.”“I would like to emphasize this point, ‘relevant to all,’” she said. “Our solidarity with the Palestinian people must not be rooted just in sympathy. As worthy as that is, the Palestinian people are entitled to more than that.”Part of the UN pledge to leave no one behind, Mrs. Espinosa said, means doing “everything in our power to end their current nightmare.”She said it was “not enough” to advocate on behalf of the Palestinian people, “if we don’t exercise the political will needed to make the stand count.”Calling on world leaders, the Assembly President declared the need for an urgent response to the longstanding and complex humanitarian crises arising from the decades of conflict and mistrust.“The state of the Palestinian people remains a scar on our collective conscience,” she said, “and we all have a responsibility to press the urgency of the need for an expeditious resolution.” read more

Sanwas iPhone HDMI Adapter Adds an HDMI Port to Your iPhone or

first_imgMore smartphones are landing on the market these days with a mini HDMI port on the side for HD video output to computers and HD televisions, but the iPhone, which is capable of taking 720p video,  and the iPad have no way of getting that video to your HDTV. With the Sanwa HDMI Adapter for iPhone and iPad, you can transform your iOS device’s 30-pin dock connector into an HDMI port, ready to connect to your television. The adapter will set you back approximately $72 USD and ships from Japan. Admittedly, if you have an Apple TV or another AirPlay compatible device you won’t need something like this, but if you have a video on your iPhone or iPad and want to blow it up for everyone to see on a nearby HDTV, this gets the job done. [via Akihabara News]last_img

Geek deals 99 HTC One smartphone 230 PS3 bundle more

first_imgIf you are in the market for a new smartphone, then you may just have hit the jackpot today. In a very rare move, AT&T just kicked off a 50% off all smartphones sales and is tossing free activation in with it too.Usually when we see a carrier offer a big sale, it’s only on the older or lower end models. This sale covers every phone offered by AT&T, including the hottest new models like the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4, and iPhone 5. We last saw this sale from AT&T more than a year ago and the timing couldn’t be better. Right now all the best phones of late 2012 to early 2013 are widely available and ready to ship to you.My pick of all these choices is the HTC One Android smartphone. The other two top-tier smartphones, the GS4 and iPhone 5, are mere evolutions of prior models (especially the iPhone 5). The HTC One really shakes things up, not only for HTC but for the Android market as a whole.The HTC One has an all aluminum, single-piece chassis that just oozes quality, built around an amazing 4.7-inch 1080p screen. A new type of camera dubbed the HTC UltraPixel excels at taking photos in low light and the speakers are placed on the front for much richer, more immersive sound.It comes with the new Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean”, on top of which is the much-praised Sense 5.0 enhancements that add features and functionality while still preserving much of the stock Android experience that people love so much with this latest version.While this would be my personal pick if I was snagging a new smartphone on AT&T’s network, fret not if you have other tastes or even a smaller budget. All of their phones under $199.99 after 50% off, with a 2 year contract of course, letting you get other top-notch models like an iPhone 4S for $49.99 or an HTC Windows Phone 8X for $24.99. Head over and snag this deal quick though, we don’t know exactly when this sale will end.50% off all phones and free activation at AT&T (full discount shows in cart at final checkout)Our other top deals:Ends soon! Super Slim 500GB PlayStation 3 w/ Assassin’s Creed 3 Bundle for $229.99 + free shipping (reg. $299.99)Samsung 840 Series 250GB SATA 6Gb/s 7mm 2.5″ SSD for $169.99 + free shipping (reg. $249.99)Dell Inspiron 17R Core i5 Laptop with 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive, Backlit Keyboard for $599.99 + free shipping (reg. $869.99)last_img read more

La vente des téléphones free est repoussée à la semaine prochaine

first_imgLa vente des téléphones free est repoussée à la semaine prochaineLa vente des téléphones par free était initialement prévue ce 24 janvier, en fin de compte leur site indique qu’elle est repoussée à la semaine prochaine.Cela n’arrêtera sûrement pas ceux qui veulent un forfait free, car l’offre free n’est pas différente d’autres revendeurs au niveau des appareils. Les forfaits sont moins chers, car ils ne financent pas l’appareil : dans la boutique free, les mobiles s’achètent « nus », et tournent autour du demi-millier d’euros. Le plus technologique d’entre eux, le Samsung Galaxy S2, est à 541 euros. D’autres, plus classiques et raisonnables, sont disponibles, comme le ZTE F160.À lire aussiM6 censure un reportage sur Free Mobile, les journalistes en colèreLes téléphones étaient censés pouvoir être payés en plusieurs fois, étalés jusqu’à 24 payements sur 2 ans, mais Free annonce désormais que, pour l’instant, seul le paiement comptant, via CB, sera disponible. La stratégie de Free consiste à aider les clients à distinguer le cout du mobile de celui de l’abonnement, et les inciter à garder leur téléphone lorsqu’ils changent d’abonnement. On notera néanmoins que les prix de ces téléphones nus semblent plus élevés qu’ailleurs. Free souhaite sans doute se concentrer sur les abonnements, son véritable fer de lance.Le 25 janvier 2012 à 19:10 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Jack White Donates 10k Toward Detroits Hamtramck Stadium Restoration

first_img Email Twitter Facebook Friends of Historic Hamtramck Stadium, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) and Piast Institute are behind the campaign and its plans to restore the playing area for community use, followed by restoration of the grandstand seating area.”From its founding, the Piast Institute has focused on telling the story of Polish-Americans in Detroit and Hamtramck, which are intertwined with the stories of the historic African-American communities in both cities,” said Piast Executive Vice President Virginia Skrzyniarz. “The revival of Hamtramck Stadium will be a living monument to Hamtramck’s legacy of diversity and tolerance.”Renowned names from the past, now in Cooperstown, that played on the field include Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, and it was home field for Detroit Stars’ Turkey Stearnes.Supporters have until April 2 to raise the $50,000 needed. Contributions can be made at the campaign’s Patronicity page. Success will be met with $50,000 in matching funds from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.In other news at the intersection of baseball and music, the GRAMMY Museum will open its new exhibit “Take Me Out To The Ball Game: Popular Music And The National Pastime”on March 14, accompanying the 2019 Major League Baseball season with a celebration of baseball’s musical soundtrackJack White’s ‘Boarding House Reach’ Reaches No. 1Read more Jack White Donates $10K To Restore Detroit Stadium jack-white-donates-10k-toward-detroits-hamtramck-stadium-restoration News Jack White Donates $10k Toward Detroit’s Hamtramck Stadium Restoration A true baseball enthusiast and supporter, White’s personal connection to the field’s Detroit Stars is long-standingPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Mar 6, 2019 – 1:57 pm Jack White is among the Detroit natives who love their city’s heritage and the game of baseball, so he’s pitching in with $10,000 to help start a $50,000 crowdfunding campaign to restore his city’s Hamtramck Stadium, a former local resource now one of few surviving fields from early black baseball history. Hamtramck hosted teams such as the Negro National League Detroit Stars and players such as Turkey Stearnes.The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown blogged raves about Jack White’s baseball acumen after his visit in 2014. “When Jack threw out a ceremonial first pitch in Detroit,” they noted back then, “he wore a Stars jersey, out of respect to the Negro leagues team that called The Motor City home.”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, and, 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

Imran discusses Kashmir with Trump over phone

first_imgIslamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday discussed the Kashmir issue with US President Donald Trump over phone, as the UN Security Council held a closed door meeting to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said Khan took the US President “into confidence” regarding the UN Security Council meeting at the UN headquarters after the Indian government revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.last_img

October trial date set for Akayed

first_imgAkayed Ullah, a Bangladeshi man who attempted to detonate a homemade bomb strapped to his body at a New York commuter hub during morning rush hour is seen in this handout photo received 11 December 2017. ReutersA US federal judge on Tuesday set a 29 October trial date for Akayed Ullah, the Bangladeshi man accused of attempting an Islamic State-inspired suicide bomb attack on a busy New York City commuter hub in December.At a hearing in Manhattan federal court, US District Judge Richard Sullivan rejected a request by Ullah’s lawyers for a December trial date. Sullivan could still grant a later request to reschedule the trial.Amy Gallicchio, one of Ullah’s lawyers, disclosed at the hearing that Ullah had recently been in solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan but was moved out of it on Friday. She declined to comment further after the hearing.Ullah, 28, was arrested on 11 December after trying to detonate a pipe bomb secured to his body in a pedestrian tunnel in New York’s subway system, according to federal prosecutors. The tunnel is in a station in Manhattan’s Times Square that is connected to the Port Authority Bus Terminal, which is used by commuters from New York’s suburbs.Ullah was hospitalised for injuries suffered after the bomb ignited but failed to detonate as intended, while three other people suffered minor injuries, according to prosecutors.The charges against him include supporting a foreign terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and carrying out a terrorist attack against a mass transit system. Ullah faces life in prison if convicted.Ullah told police officers after the blast that he “did it for the Islamic State,” according to a criminal complaint filed on 13 December Gallicchio said at Tuesday’s hearing that Ullah’s lawyers planned to file a motion to keep Ullah’s post-arrest statements out of the trial.Prosecutors said Ullah, who has lived in the United States since 2011, began his self-radicalization in 2014 when he started viewing pro-Islamic State materials online. Inside Ullah’s passport, which was recovered from his home, was a handwritten note that read: “O AMERICA, DIE IN YOUR RAGE,” according to the complaint.Monirul Islam, head of the Bangladesh police’s counterterrorism unit, told Reuters shortly after the attack in December, that his country had found no evidence linking Ullah to militants in his home country.last_img read more

BNP rejects EC move for EVMs in polls

first_imgElection commission logo. File PhotoBNP on Friday turned down the Election Commission’s (EC) decision to use electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the national elections, saying such machines can easily be manipulated, reports UNB.“The Election Commission in which we’ve no confidence will control the EVMs. We reject their decision of introducing EVMs in the national elections,” said BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed.Speaking at a discussion, he also said BNP, which what he claims ‘represents most people of the country’, will not accept the use of EVMs in the polls.Youth Forum, a pro-BNP platform, organised the programme at the Jatiya Press Club demanding BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s release from jail.Earlier on Thursday, the Election Commission at a meeting decided to send a proposal to the government for amending the electoral laws to pave the way for the use of EVMs in the general elections.Moudud, a BNP standing committee member, alleged that the government is behind the decision. “I think there’s a big conspiracy behind the move to use the machines for taking votes just three months ahead of the parliamentary polls. The government is directly involved with the plot.”He said the EC’s hurried decision to use the voting machine has raised various questions in public mind.Referring to Bangladesh Bank’s reserve heist, the BNP leader said how people can keep confidence in the electronic voting system in a country where central bank’s reserve was plundered by hackers.“We would like to say voting machine manipulation is not a tough job in a country where central bank’s money can be looted by hacking,” he observed.Moudud said many countries, including Germany, Italy and Ireland, discarded the use of EVMs in the polls. “Even, 73 per cent people in India gave opinions against the use of EVM … there’s no country where election was fair and unquestionable using the EVMs.”He said the move to procure EVMs was taken to indulge in corruption and plunder public money. “Public money will only be wasted by buying the voting machines as those won’t be used in the polls.”The BNP leader said the government is now trying to keep confidence in machines instead of people as people’s minds cannot be manipulated like machines.About the efforts of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Gono Forum president Kamal Hossain to forge a national unity, Moudud said it will turn out to be a successful one as people want all to get united against the current government.Earlier, at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi also opposed the EC’s decision describing EVMs as the magic boxes of vote rigging.“We think the unilateral decision of using EVMs was taken as part of a master plan to rig votes in the next parliamentary polls,” he observed.The BNP leader also warned that people with their united efforts will foil all ‘evil plans’ of the government to manipulate the next election.Read More: Commissioner Mahbub leaves EC meeting opposing EVMslast_img read more

Political Roundup The President And The Fourth Of July And Local Races

first_img X Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /13:06 Share From President Trump’s plans for a parade and rally along the Washington Mall on the Fourth of July, to new developments in the races for Houston mayor and City Council, our local experts discuss the latest political news.In the audio above, Erica Grieder of the Houston Chronicle and Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston discuss those and other stories with Houston Matters host Craig Cohen.last_img

YouTube Netflix and Fallout Shelter Heading to Tesla Touch Screens

first_img Tesla is setting the standard for electric vehicles right now, but Elon Musk is very keen to push the boundaries of what we expect a car to do in as many ways as possible. That includes gaming.As Engadget reports, Musk sat down with Bethesda’s Todd Howard for an E3 2019 chat and made a few gaming announcement for the touch screen Tesla vehicles all have mounted on the dash. They included the previously-announced Cuphead and Beach Buggy Racing 2, but Howard confirmed Bethesda is currently working on a version of Fallout Shelter for Tesla, so your little dwellers will “live in the car.”Playing such games really requires a feature vehicles don’t yet have, at least not legally: the ability to drive themselves while you relax. Musk admitted you’ll need to park to play Fallout Shelter and any other game ported to the Tesla platform, but building up a library of high-quality titles does pave the way for entertainment when your Tesla does eventually drive itself.It’s not just games coming to that touchscreen, though. Musk says streaming services will be available, too. So if you want to park and watch some YouTube videos, or stream a movie on Netflix, you’ll soon be able to. How soon? That we don’t know yet, or indeed when these games will launch for your car.As vehicles become more reliant on technology and they all start including big touch screens, gaming could find a new home there beyond what it currently is: a gimmick. 2 min read June 14, 2019 Register Now » This story originally appeared on PCMag Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Globallast_img read more

Tourists in Costa Rica now can board cruise ships in Limón

first_imgRelated posts:Cruise ship season on Costa Rica’s Caribbean is off to a good start Limón sees 60 percent jump in cruise ships Lawmakers propose tax cut for cruise ships docking at Caldera port Costa Rica rises in global ranking of travel, tourism competitiveness The Caribbean port of Limón became a boarding port for cruise-ship tourists this week, after 20 years as a stopover on cruise routes.On Wednesday a total of 1,189 tourists — 95 percent of them Ticos — boarded the Monarch cruise ship that tours Central American and Caribbean ports, the Atlantic Port Authority’s (JAPDEVA) said.JAPDEVA President Ann McKinley said it was a breakthrough for the province, after being just a stopover destination for decades.“Finally tourists here can board and return to Costa Rica,” she said. Previously, local tourists had to fly to ports in Panama, Mexico or Florida to board cruise ships.The cruise ship will return to Costa Rica on Sunday and 1,200 more tourist will embark on a new tour, JAPDEVA confirmed.“This means the creation of jobs for our province, and also represents a great improvement for Costa Rica as a home port,” McKinley said.The port’s new status involved the construction of new facilities at the Limón dock to host offices for officials of the Immigration Administration, Health and Agriculture ministries, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, Child Welfare Office, Drug Control Police and Traffic Police. Facebook Commentslast_img read more

NPLs down by €650m in March to 46 CBC says

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