Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Neil Young is many things — a songwriter, poet, activist, pioneer of audio and clean energy technology — but above all, he is a musician’s musician.The legendary Winnipeg artist has spent more than half a century inspiring musicians globally while pushing his own musical boundaries, whether solo or in the form of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and collaborations with his backing band, Crazy Horse. From his infamously intense performance inThe Last Waltz to his nearly five-decade-old song recently setting the scene for HBO’s biggest new hit, Young’s voice has stood the test of time (and technology).In honour of his Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame induction this week, we’ve asked artists how Young has influenced their careers. Musicians from Cadence Weapon, the Barr Brothers, Jenn Grant, Alan Doyle and more picked a song of Young’s that has affected them the most — personally, professionally, but most often, both. Scroll down for picks taken from Young’s magnum opus, Harvest, to the more overtly political like Living With War — and a lot in between.All answers have been edited for clarity.Artist: Jolie HollandNeil Young song: “Don’t Cry No Tears;” “Revolution Blues;” “Welfare Mothers Make Better Lovers”“Neil’s work is really everything to me. I couldn’t name a single song. It’s his entire ethos that inspires me. He doesn’t shy away from the beauty or the brutality, but he’s never gratuitous. ‘Don’t Cry No Tears.’ ‘Revolution Blues.’ ‘Welfare Mothers Make Better Lovers.’ Among the big songwriters, he’s the lord of uncomfortable honesty. In that sense, he stands alongside Daniel Johnston. Neil’s always a model of aiming to the heart of the matter, but he never loses step with the muse. If she needs him to veer off in some crazy course, he’s right there with her. In that sense, Neil is among the most faithful of songwriters. You can feel it in all his work, his most transcendent songs as well as his most embarrassing ones. He knows meaning, but the music sends us right through the end of meaning, because Neil is that trusting, that available, to the muse.”.Artist: Brad Barr (the Barr Brothers)Neil Young song: “Don’t Let it Bring You Down”“The first time I heard this song, it reminded me of the way low-flying cumulus clouds break up the sunlight on bright days; thick shadows between moments of strong light. Even someone who knows little about music theory knows that most musical compositions are either in a major key or a minor key. In a nutshell: happy or sad. Classical composers often move freely between the two, but it’s rarely heard in classic rock, country, pop, etc. Neil does it on this song.READ MORE LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment RICH FURY/AP Advertisement Twitter
The United Nations human rights chief today expressed serious concern about the sudden execution of 14 prisoners in Afghanistan over the past few days after more than a year without carrying out the death penalty.“Under international law and Afghanistan’s own treaty obligations, the death penalty must be reserved for the most serious crimes and only applied after the most rigorous judicial process,” said the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “In the past, shortcomings in the Afghan judicial procedure have raised serious questions about such cases.” The executions were reportedly approved by President Hâmid Karzai following a review of 250 cases of prisoners sentenced to death by a presidential committee. The 14 prisoners executed at Pul-e-Charkhi prison on the outskirts of Kabul on 20 and 21 November had been convicted of serious crimes, including murder, rape and national security crimes. The last such executions in Afghanistan were carried out in June 2011.Afghanistan’s justice system relies primarily on confessions, including some obtained through the use of torture, which raises serious concerns about the trials of those who were sentenced to death, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said in a news release. In addition, the UN has repeatedly flagged the country’s failure to meet international fair trial standards and due process guarantees under Afghan law.“Afghans have already suffered the brutalizing effects of decades of war and the right to life – the most fundamental of all human rights – is in desperate need of reinforcement in a country plagued by killing and violence,” Ms. Pillay said. The resumption of executions in Afghanistan comes in sharp contrast to the general trend worldwide towards ending the use of capital punishment. Just two days ago, a record 110 countries voted in favour of the latest General Assembly resolution calling for the abolition of the death penalty. “More and more countries are recognizing that the death penalty does harm to society. I urge President Karzai to show that the rule of law can also be built on clemency and humanity, and that Afghanistan too will join the worldwide trend against the death penalty.” Ms. Pillay also added her disappointment at the execution in India of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab who was convicted for his role in the terrorist attack on Mumbai in 2008. This was the first execution carried out in India since 2004. “There can be no question of the gravity of the crimes committed in Mumbai, but in equally serious crimes, international tribunals have imposed sentences of life imprisonment,” she said. “The supreme court of India has sanctioned the death penalty in only the ‘rarest of the rare’ cases, but I hope that India too will move towards total abolition.”
This year the Ultrabook market is going to focus on either exceptional hardware or lower price tags. The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is an attempt at making a low end touch Ultrabook that looks nicer than the rest.Samsung has done a great job making all of their hardware stand out on the shelves right now. Their Galaxy line of mobile devices and their ATIV PC and tablet PC line are all easy to spot and easy to appreciate. The ATIV PC line has been one of the more visually impressive ultrabook lines for a while, but they are all focused towards the premium hardware market. There needs to be a “budget” section in the ATIV line, and in order to address that market Samsung has announced the ATIV Book 9 Lite.It’s not easy to make a low cost Ultrabook now that Intel has mandated that all screen be touch screens in order to benefit from the branding. The ATIV Book 9 Lite is a 13.3-inch touch Ultrabook with an unfortunate 1366 x 768 resolution display rated at 250 nits and a 1.4GHz quad core processor. With 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD, this machine will function similarly to the Surface Pro, but the lower quality screen will be a huge separation point between the two machines.What this laptop has going for it is the ATIV Book design, with its huge touchpad, well designed screen hinge, and comfortable keyboard. The nearly three and a half pound Ultrabook will be incredibly thin and very attractive in Mineral Ash Black or Marble White, with battery life reportedly between 5.5 and 8.5 hours. The hit to the display means Samsung can sell this machine for $799, which means it is almost $350 cheaper than a similarly specced Surface Pro with the type cover. Samsung has also included their SideSync software, which is designed to merge user experiences if you’re a Samsung Galaxy phone user. Samsung plans to release the ATIV Book 8 Lite on July 28.[UPDATE] This article has been adjusted to reflect additional information. According to Mobile Mark 7, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 is rated for 8.5 hours of battery life. VIEW PHOTO GALLERY NP915S3GNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Mineral Ash Black FrontNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Mineral Ash Black TopNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Marble White TopNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Marble White SideNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Marble White FrontNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Mineral Ash Black BackNP915S3GATIV Book 9 Lite Mineral Ash Black SideATIV Book 9 Lite Mineral Ash Black Front
Short URL 43 Comments By Gráinne Ní Aodha Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Science Museum. “Charles Babbage, credited as the world’s first computer pioneer, designed the ‘Difference Engine’, of which Prince Albert had the opportunity to see a prototype in July 1843.” Queen Elizabeth II’s first Instagram post is displayed alongside an 1843 letter to Prince Albert from Charles Babbage. Source: PA Wire/PA Images Mar 7th 2019, 9:47 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share247 Tweet Email2 Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Science Museum. Image: PA Wire/PA Images In the letter, Babbage told Queen Victoria and Prince Albert about his invention the ‘Analytical Engine’ upon which the first computer programmes were created by Ada Lovelace, a daughter of Lord Byron.“Today, I had the pleasure of learning about children’s computer coding initiatives and it seems fitting to me that I publish this Instagram post, at the Science Museum which has long championed technology, innovation and inspired the next generation of inventors.”The 92-year-old monarch shared her first Instagram post to the account’s 4.7 million followers. The post had over 150,000 likes at the time of writing. Image: PA Wire/PA Images QUEEN ELIZABETH HAS posted to Instagram for the first time.The Queen of England took to the royal family’s account on the image-based social media to share a picture of an 150-year-old letter addressed to Prince Albert. The Queen was visiting the Science Museum today which had the letter on display.The picture’s caption, which is signed off “Elizabeth R”, says: Thursday 7 Mar 2019, 9:47 PM 47,551 Views https://jrnl.ie/4529611 Today, as I visit the Science Museum, I was interested to discover a letter from the Royal Archives, written in 1843 to my great-great-grandfather Prince Albert. The Queen has posted to Instagram for the first time And it’s about…. science. Kind of.
Samsung Galaxy S : le smartphone bientôt en vente en FranceFrance – Un nouveau smartphone s’apprête à rejoindre le marché, quasi monopolisé par l’iPhone d’Apple : le Galaxy S de Samsung. Selon l’agence de communication de Samsung, il sera proposé au prix de 499 euros sans abonnement ni forfait, dans la même tranche de prix que ses futurs concurrents (chez Bouygues Telecom, le Blackberry Bold 9000 coûte par exemple 539 euros “nu” et le Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, 489 euros).La Galaxy S sera équipé d’un écran AMOLED de 4 pouces, de deux caméras (une dorsale de 5 mégapixels et une frontale VGA, toutefois pas de flash pour l’appareil photo), d’une batterie longue durée, du Wifi N et d’une mémoire interne de 2 Go. Certains blogs parlent d’une mise en vente courant juillet, voire courant juin (donc peut-être avant celle de l’iPhone 4 prévue le 24 juin prochain), il ne reste plus qu’à attendre confirmation. Le 15 juin 2010 à 16:08 • Emmanuel Perrin
Un Samsung Galaxy 3D en 2012 ?Samsung prépare ses armes pour le Mobile World Congress de Barcelone en février 2012. Le constructeur y présenterait le Galaxy S3, un nouveau Galaxy Note et surtout un smartphone avec écran en relief. Si les rumeurs se confirment, Samsung serait en train de peaufiner une gamme de produits nomades communicants armée en tous points pour contrer ses concurrents les plus féroces. Car si l’on parle beaucoup du CES de Las Vegas, un mois plus tard, en février, se tiendra le Mobile World Congress de Barcelone, le salon incontournable des smartphones et tablettes. Et Samsung dévoilerait trois nouveaux mobiles, répondant chacun à un public différent et bien défini.En premier lieu, le constructeur coréen dévoilerait le Galaxy S3, le smartphone Android très attendu après le très beau succès du précédent modèle. Les premières informations évoquent non pas un processeur double-cœur mais quad-cœur avec 2 Go de RAM et un capteur photo 12 mégapixels. Un téléphone dopé aux stéroïdes, capable de rivaliser et de surpasser tous les acteurs du marché. Il resterait ainsi dans la tradition des Galaxy, leader dans le choix des composants les plus performants.On verrait aussi un nouveau Galaxy Note, ce téléphone à mi-chemin avec une tablette avec un écran tactile de 5,5 pouces. On ne sait pas encore grand chose sur ce nouveau produit, hormis qu’un énigmatique Samsung GT-N8010 a eu sa certification américaine. Derrière ce nom de code, certains imaginent que le “N” signifie Note et préparerait donc sa présentation en début d’année.À lire aussiNomophobie : traitement, symptômes, qu’est-ce que c’est ?Enfin, pour parfaire la gamme avec un produit plus inattendu et haut-de-gamme, Samsung dévoilerait le Galaxy S 3D, un smartphone à écran auto-stéréoscopique, du même ordre que la Nintendo 3DS ou du LG Optimus 3D l’année dernière. Personne n’a d’information à son sujet mais Gizmodo relaie le fait qu’il pourrait sortir au second semestre 2012, de quoi imposer un produit Samsung en téléphonie tous les six mois.Toutes ces rumeurs attendent désormais d’être confirmées sous le soleil de Barcelone, en février prochain. Le 27 décembre 2011 à 16:46 • Maxime Lambert
What is it about money that makes people do bad things?It seems a fair question when the news is dominated by misdeeds of the rich and powerful. The Paul Manafort trial, now entering its third week, has revealed details of his alleged crimes: defrauding banks out of tens of millions of dollars, evading taxes by stashing huge sums in offshore accounts and using riches earned through unregistered work for foreign governments to buy $15,000 ostrich and python jackets.Manafort’s deputy Rick Gates testified about the small fortune he embezzled and spent on his globe-trotting infidelities. Also last week, Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., was charged with insider trading. Scandals have shown Trump’s Cabinet members flouting government rules and ethics for private jet rides, $31,000 dining table sets, $43,000 soundproof booths and questionable business trips abroad.“To researchers who study wealth and power, it’s dismaying but not surprising because it tracks so closely with our findings. The effect of power is sadly one of the most reliable laws of human behavior,” said Dacher Keltner, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley who has spent decades studying wealth, power and privilege.Six years ago, Keltner and a then-graduate student in his lab, Paul Piff, published influential innovative experiments that confirmed many of our worst assumptions about the rich and the corrupting power of wealth.In one experiment, the researchers stationed themselves at a busy intersection with four-way stop signs and tracked the model of every car whose driver cut off others instead of waiting their turn. People driving expensive cars — like a brand-new Mercedes — were four times more likely to ignore right-of-way laws than those in cheap cars like an old beat-up Honda.
In response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s announcement Wednesday of an impending retaliatory ban on a significant number of agricultural imports to Russia, American Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser highlighted soybean farmers’ concerns with the ban, that would halt the import of a yet-to-be-determined list of farm and food commodities from countries that have placed sanctions on Russia as a result of its building aggression in neighboring Ukraine.“Russia is a key trading partner for U.S. agriculture, and the Russian people are our customers like so many others in the world’s emerging markets. However, we would add that Russia, while very important, is only one of hundreds of our customers worldwide. By limiting his people’s access to American soybeans and other products, he does a great disservice to his Russian countrymen and women.“ASA pushed hard for the establishment of permanent normal trade relations (PNTR) with Russia last year because of the significant growth and opportunity presented in the Russian marketplace. Soybeans are the biggest crop export from the U.S. to Russia, due in large part to that country’s burgeoning economy and growing demand for meat. Sanctions and bans like the one proposed by President Putin serve only to hurt the Russian people by limiting their access to the food and products they need and want.“It remains to be seen which commodities and products appear under the Russian ban, and while we certainly want to see a key market protected, it is equally important for American farmers to demand a higher standard from our trading partners. In this case, that standard is not being met, and we urge President Putin to rescind this ban.”
Goldsmiths, University of London, has been accredited as a living wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation.The university, which employs 1,800 full and part-time staff, has been paying the London living wage rate since 2011.The London living wage is a voluntary rate calculated according to the cost of living in the capital. It currently stands at £9.40 an hour.The voluntary hourly rate is higher than the national minimum wage rate of £6.70 an hour, and the national living wage rate of £7.20 an hour.Goldsmiths has signed a licence to support the continued commitment to the living wage initiative. The university joins other accredited living wage employers in the London borough of Lewisham, including Lewisham Council, The New Cross Gate Trust and Rushey Green Time Bank.Patrick Loughrey, warden at Goldsmiths, said: “Our staff make Goldsmiths a unique and inspiring university and paying the London living wage recognises this.“We want to support all who work here and are determined to help them cope with the cost of living in the capital. It is also fantastic to get official confirmation of our commitment to fair and ethical pay for our employees.”
As Google expands, it’s pledging $1 billion toward Bay Area housing. Stephen Shankland/CNET Google says it wants to ease the housing problem in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the tech giant has been headquartered for the past two decades. The search giant on Tuesday said it’s pledging $1 billion to help build a total of 20,000 homes in the region over the next 10 years.The allocation comes as Google and other tech giants face criticism for contributing to higher rents in the Bay Area. Google, which was founded in Mountain View, California, 20 years ago, has also been aggressively expanding in the area. The company has major real estate developments underway in nearby San Francisco, San Jose and Sunnyvale. “Across the region, one issue stands out as particularly urgent and complex: housing,” Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post. “The lack of new supply, combined with the rising cost of living, has resulted in a severe shortage of affordable housing options for longtime middle- and low-income residents.”Google said it’ll repurpose $750 million worth of its land, which is currently zoned for commercial and office space, to build 15,000 residential homes. That will include housing for mid- and lower-income people, the company said. Google will also create a $250 million investment fund that provides incentives to real estate developers for building 5,000 affordable homes in the region. Google said it wants housing construction to begin immediately.Google is also facing intense scrutiny more broadly as a company, so a pledge to help ease the housing crisis could also be an attempt to help improve public sentiment. In the past few years, Google has been accused of censorship, helping to distribute disinformation and not taking a strong enough stance against sexual harassment in the workplace. On Tuesday, Gov. Gavin Newsom welcomed Google’s vow to help with housing. “Google recognizes that it has an important role to play in addressing California’s cost crisis,” Newsom said in a statement. “I hope today’s announcement inspires other companies — big and small — to make similar direct investments in housing affordability throughout our state.” Tech Industry Share your voice Comments Tags 3 Google Alphabet Inc.
New Delhi : Expressing dissatisfaction over action taken by the Delhi government against unauthorised industrial activities, the NGT has asked the Delhi government to deposit Rs 25 crore with the CPCB for its failure to curb the problem of pollution in the city. Taking cognisance of a report, filed by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the NGT noted that the Delhi government has not deposited Rs 25 crore as per its order on December 3, 2018 and even though an action taken report (ATR) has been filed, the action hardly meets the magnitude of violation. Also Read – CBI carrying out surprise checks at 150 government departments Advertise With Us A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel asked the AAP government to furnish a performance guarantee of Rs 25 crore and the apex pollution monitoring body to ensure that there is no further lapse in this regard. “We are informed that a sum of Rs 6,40,000 has been recovered for release of 150 impounded vehicles found engaged in transporting pollutants. There is no serious exercise of assessing the cost of damage to the environment and the cost of restoration. It is also not clear whether the polluting activities have been stopped,” the tribunal said. Also Read – Ratul Puri’s ED custody extended by 4 more days Advertise With Us “The amount to be recovered on ‘Polluter Pays’ has to commensurate with the damage caused and adequate to meet the cost of restoration and deterrent so that polluting activity does not remain profitable which admittedly has not happened,” it said. The National Green Tribunal said while the identified polluters are said to be more than 30,000, the alleged action is hardly against 150 vehicles. It said the action taken against identified polluters by way of prosecution and recovery of deterrent compensation is hardly adequate for meaningful enforcement of rule of law and protection of environment. Advertise With Us The NGT granted last opportunity to the Delhi government to deposit the amount and furnish the performance guarantee. “Let a further compliance affidavit be filed giving details of the action taken month wise and showing compliance of the order dated December 3, 2018,” the bench said. It also directed the Delhi chief secretary to remain present in person on August 5, the next date of hearing. The green panel said even after more than four-and-a-half years, the complaint of the aggrieved parties is that the pollution caused by the unregulated handling of plastic continues to remain unabated. The tribunal was hearing pleas filed by Mundka village resident Satish Kumar and Tikri-Kalan native Mahavir Singh alleging pollution caused by burning of plastic, leather, rubber, motor engine oil and other waste materials and continuous operation of illegal industrial units dealing with such articles on agricultural lands in Mundka and Neelwal villages.
Arising in extreme brutality, neo JMB still poses as a threat to public safety. While several of its top leaders have been killed in operations of the law enforcement agencies, the organisation is trying to get back on its feet with new leadership. Its present leader is Kamrul alias Asad, who may have other aliases too.Neo JMB reportedly had even been planning a large scale attack this Ramadan. Certain officials of the law enforcement have said that the militants failed to carry out their plans due to the precautions of the law enforcement agencies and the continuous anti-militant drives.Certain intelligence agencies consider a former member of the security forces and another militant named Hasibur Rahman alias Sagar to be threats. The former security force member is now neo JMB’s military chief, according to the intelligence agencies. And Sagar is familiar with the channel to procure arms and explosives in the black market the other side of the border. He has the capability to amass arms and explosives anew.Several sources of the law enforcement agencies involved in anti-militant activities told Prothom Alo, after the death of neo JMB’s top leader Tamim Chowdhury and his successor Sarwar Jahan, Rajshahi’s Mainul Islam alias Musa became the leader. Under his leadership, this group which follows IS ideology had planned yet another massive attack. They researched on various IEDs (improvised explosive devices), and then manufactured and stocked up on a new type of bomb. They carried out reconnaissance on several KPI (key point installments). It was learnt that they had been targeting foreign nationals and law enforcement agencies.Then when Ahmed Ajwad and two militants were caught in Comilla along the Dhaka-Chittagong highway, the police unearthed a militant den last March in Sitakunda. The militants exploded a powerful bomb there and the law enforcers got to know about their fresh preparations. The police’s counter-terrorism unit then found out about the militant dens in Sylhet, Moulvibazar, Rajshahi and Jhenaidah. The militants had stocked up bombs and explosives in those hideouts. The police destroyed the hideouts.A police officer, on condition of anonymity, said that after Tamim Chowdhury and others involved in the Holey Artisan Bakery attack were killed, it was assumed that neo JMB was destroyed and wouldn’t be able to rise up again anytime soon. But had it not been for Ajwad being caught in Comilla, it would have been some time before the reorganising of the militants was noticed. They would have perhaps gained in considerably more strength by then.Chief of the police’s counter-terrorism unit Monirul Islam said perhaps the militants were planning an attack in Ramadan. But the continued operations from March had dislocated their capabilities.Back in October 2013, the Canadian national of Bangladeshi origin, Tamim Chowdhury, came to Bangladesh. He gathered certain persons from the original JMB and began forming a new organisation, following IS ideology. Two years on, towards the end of September or beginning of October 2015, they began their killing spree in the country. They killed foreign nationals, persons of the Christian faith, Hindu priests and Shias, and launched attacks on the Ahmadiya and Shia mosques. IS claimed responsibility for these incidents.However, right from the time that the Italian national Cesare Tavella was killed on 27 September 2015 in Dhaka, the Bangladesh government has been denying these claims of IS. Bangladesh police call this new militant group neo JMB. RAB calls it JMB’s Sarwar-Tamim group. Before coming to this country, Tamim had established ties with the Syria-Iraq-based IS and news of this had come out in Canadian newspapers and other international media.Though they weren’t able to prevent the Holey Artisan Bakery attack, the law enforcement agencies very soon after that managed to identify the top leaders of this outfit, track them down and launch operations at their various hideouts. Tamim Chowdhury and almost all the top leaders of neo JMB were killed in these operations. Eight of them had been involved in the attack on Holey Artisan Bakery.A senior police official said, after Tamim Chowdhury was killed in an operation on 27 August in Narayanganj, Sarwar Jahan alias took over leadership. The group began to reorganise under him. Sarwar Jahan was killed in a RAB raid in Savar in October. Next Mainul Islam alias Musa came to the helm of neo JMB. Under his leadership neo JMB was preparing to re-launch itself in a big way. Intelligence agencies learnt it had been gathering new members. In December and January particularly they had been collecting large numbers of members and expanding.Counter terrorism unit head Monirul Islam, however, told Prothom Alo that they hadn’t grown into dangerous proportions. Within a short time after the Holey Artisan Bakery incident, the police managed to destroy the neo JMB network. Those remaining began to reorganise in December, January and February. But they were crushed in a continued stretch of operations.Monirul Islam said, after the Holey Artisan Bakery attack, the only successful militant attack was in Sylhet. On 25 March when army commandos launched an operation on Atia Mahal in Sylhet, militants killed the RAB intelligence chief and a police officer as well as seven others. The evening on the before that, a militant strapped a bomb to himself and exploded it near a police check post at the intersection in front of the Dhaka airport. He died. He was carrying a luggage bomb (a powerful bomb concealed inside luggage). Another suicidal bomb attack was launched on 17 March at the RAB barracks in Ashkona.Several officials of the counter terrorism unit said that the militants had made the luggage bombs in Atia Mahal, Sylhet. Musa was killed along with other militants in the commando raid on that hideout. The officers said that Musa had placed stress on procuring explosives, manufacturing powerful bombs and building up a stock. He was also interested in car bombs, as evidence indicated.The police counter terrorism chief has recently said that after the death of Musa, the new chief of neo JMB is Ayub Bacchu. He is the new amir. The inspector general of police AKM Shahidul Huq yesterday told newsmen the police and other intelligence agencies were going all out to arrest Ayub Bacchu and the five absconding militants of the Holey Artisan attack and they would soon be caught.An intelligence source said that Ayub Bacchu alias Mamun alias Habibur Rahman had studied at a college in Dhaka. After his name was made public, a new leader took control of neo JMB. His name is Kamrul alias Asad.Police counter terrorism unit sources said that a vacuum of leadership had emerged in neo JMB. Those in the leadership at present were young. Three of the four bomb technicians Musa had trained up, were killed. The one remaining alive was Mamun. He made trolley bombs.The sources said neo JMB presently has too few members to take part in any attack. They might have only 15 to 20 members at the most. They had left their homes long ago in the name of hijrat. But neo JMB did have a significant number of supporters and well-wishers, perhaps a few hundred. Then again, extremist outfits can transform simple supporters into brutal militants in no time at all. There were even examples of an insignificant member suddenly becoming a leader.Counter terrorism unit chief Monirul Islam said, “The militants do not have the strength, capability or willpower to carry out a big attack like the Holey Artisan one now. They are scattered and might try to reorganise. We are continuing in our activities. We hope to succeed in arresting the remaining militants.”
“The three key results are (1) the observation of constant team fitness during a season, (2) the derivation of an equation which predicts the average outcome of a match, and (3) the observation that the actual goal distribution can be very well described by a Poisson distribution,” Heuer summarized.Although the researchers’ equation was accurate in many areas, the researchers found that it became less accurate in cases where the goal difference was one or zero. Specifically, in the real data, there were more zeros (ties) than predicted by the equation, and fewer one-goal differences. “The agreement with the actual data is perfect within statistical error if analyzing the goals per team,” Heuer said. “[However,] when analyzing the distribution of goal differences, one observes too many draws. This shows that the assumption of independent Poisson processes is not correct in cases where the goal difference is -1, 0, or 1. This points to interesting psychological effects, favoring a draw.”As the researchers note, there are other random effects that influence goals. These effects include temporary injuries, fatigue, weather conditions that favor one time over another, red cards, and so-called self-affirmative effects – that is, the probability of scoring a goal is increased when a team has already scored one or more goals in that game. Although the influence of these effects is very difficult to predict, the researchers found that these effects have a much smaller overall impact on the final outcome of a match as compared to the typical fitness differences. The analysis also has interesting effects on how we tend to view soccer matches, according to the researchers. For example, the media will often comment that a team that won or lost played particularly good or bad in that match. In contrast, the results here suggest that a team’s fitness level doesn’t change very much from match to match. Yet media reports (and fans) may have a strong tendency to judge a team’s fitness level based too much on the overall score, while ignoring the random effects that may have actually led to the overall score. In addition to predicting the outcomes of soccer matches, the analysis could serve as a framework to classify different types of sports in terms of degree of competitiveness. For example, in sports with many points such as basketball, random effects are probably less pronounced, so that the stronger team has a better chance of winning than in sports with low-scoring games. The first goal is the deepest: Can mathematics predict the match outcome? In their study, A. Heuer, C. Müller, and O. Rubner, all physicists/chemists from the University of Münster in Germany, have analyzed soccer on a statistical level. As the scientists explain, a soccer match is equivalent to two teams throwing dice. Rolling a 6 means “goal,” and the number of attempts of both teams is fixed at the beginning of the match, reflecting each team’s fitness in that season. The higher its level of fitness, the more chances a team has to score a goal.How to determine each team’s fitness level is the main task of the scientists’ analysis. To do this, the researchers analyzed data from all soccer matches in the German Bundesliga between the 1977-’78 season and the 2007-’08 season (except for the 1991-’92 season). In this league, every team plays 34 matches per season. “We attempted to apply typical approaches from the physics community (e.g. analysis of correlation functions, finite-size scaling) to the description of soccer results,” Heuer told PhysOrg.com. “The problem is very similar to the characterization of biased random walks.”Based on the data, the scientists characterized team fitness as the goal difference within a game averaged over a season (in other words, the difference between number of goals scored and allowed by a team). The scientists’ analysis showed that goal difference is an even bigger influence on team fitness than the number of goals. In addition, based on previous results, the home advantage could be taken into account by a team-independent but season-dependent constant. Overall, the researchers found that a team’s fitness level remains constant throughout the season, although it changes between seasons.Using team fitness values, the scientists derived a formula to estimate the expected value of the goal difference in a particular match. The actual number of goals in a match (just like rolling dice) could be described as Poissonian processes; the events occur randomly and, for the most part, independently of each other. Taking all analyzed matches into account, the goal distribution determined in this way agrees almost perfectly with the actual data. Citation: Can a formula predict the outcome of a soccer match? (2010, March 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-03-formula-outcome-soccer.html More information: A. Heuer, C. Muller, and O. Rubner. “Soccer: Is scoring goals a predictable Poissonian process?” Europhysics Letters, 89 (2010) 38007. Doi:10.1209/0295-5075/89/38007 Explore further This figure compares the calculated goal distribution (green asterisks) with the actual values (open circles). The agreement is good except when the goal difference is -1, 0, or 1. In these cases, the real data shows a larger number of draws, balanced by a fewer number of matches with one goal difference. The disagreement may point to psychological effects that favor a draw. Image credit: A. Heuer, et al. Copyright 2010 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. (PhysOrg.com) — Soccer, like most sports, is a game full of surprises and lucky or unlucky breaks. After all, if it was easy to predict the winner of a soccer match, there wouldn’t be much reason to watch it. But a team of scientists says that soccer is actually a simple match in statistical terms. To demonstrate, they have derived a function that can predict the expected average outcome of a match in terms of the goal difference between the two competing teams. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 6 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » September 13, 2017 “Hiring people is like making friends. Pick good ones, and they’ll enrich your life. Make bad choices, and they’ll bring you down,” says Jason Fried, the founder of Basecamp.Fried is a guy who knows what it takes to build an online team. No matter what your ambitions are, your role as an entrepreneur is to lead and grow one.Related: 15 Useful Tech Tools for Your BusinessFor some, this involves building a large empire. For others, it’s a case of surrounding yourself with a small (but valuable) team. Either way it requires you to hire people, and in today’s online driven world, this leads many to virtual assistants, freelancers and location independent workers.The cost, small.The opportunity, vast.The dangers, rife.Even smart and successful entrepreneurs make hiring mistakes, but you can improve your odds by listening to the advice of those who have been there and done it. I asked six successful people to share their biggest tip for building a virtual team.1. Know where to start.Not only has Chris Ducker built a successful online brand in Youpreneur, he’s one of the early pioneers of the virtual workforce movement. He’s built several online teams for his own business, and helped hundreds of others do the same.”To save yourself time and money, create your three lists of freedom: Things you hate doing every day, things you can’t do yourself and things you shouldn’t be doing. This creates a blueprint of what your virtual team should work on, and allows you to effectively manage it.”A common issue Ducker has found is that people struggle with when hiring a virtual assistant is where to begin. These three lists help you hone in on what your team should work on, saving you both time and money.Related: 25 Creative Ways to Promote Your App For Free2. Don’t leave your VA to get on with their work — insist on a daily update.As the founder of Mr. Outsource and the bestselling author of Never Work Again, Erlend Bakke specialized in building successful virtual teams. Communication is important for all entrepreneurs, but when you work with people across the globe, it’s even more so. You need to know what your team is doing, but not to the point where you micromanage them. A daily update proves valuable to both you and them.”My best tip is the daily update,” Bakke said. “This is what I ask them to send me: Enter date and hours worked in total. What they did today. Two challenges encountered. Three questions they have for me. I have my three CEOs send me this update on a daily basis. It has saved me many hours over the past six years.”3. Remember to share your vision with your VA.As founder of The Suitcase Entrepreneur, Natalie Sisson built a successful online business despite travelling the globe as a modern day nomad. She puts her success down to her virtual team, and ensuring the “right” people are on board. This requires not only skillful people, but those invested in the bigger picture.”Share your business vision with your VA, as it gets them on board with the bigger picture of why they do what they do,” said Sisson. “It also gives them ownership over their role, as they know what we’re trying to achieve as a team.”4. Don’t overlook the importance of creating an experience.As a productivity and outsourcing advocate for many years, Ari Meisel built Leverage to provide his clients the virtual assistance they need. He appreciates the importance of communication, especially when communicating with people in different rooms, countries and continents. Instead of relying on email, create an experience that leaves them feeling valued and part of a “real” team (not a virtual one).Related: The 25 Best U.S. Cities for Tech Startups”Embrace asynchronous communication such as Slack, and video messaging with Fika,” Meisel said. “Make the experience as rich as possible for people who are not in the same room as you.”5. Don’t forget that you need a backup plan.As an early pioneer of the virtual assitant movement, Erin Blaskie has helped hundreds of businesses build a virtual team. As with most areas of business, it’s important to have a Plan B.”Create solid back up plans for if the worst case scenario were to happen,” Blaskie said. “I had grown my own company to over 70 clients, and leaned on a few sub-contractors to help fill in the gaps. While this was great for clients to have that one-stop shop, it left me in a precarious situation when my lead web designer disappeared suddenly.”Virtual assistants come and go, and your direction as a business may change. But, the one constant is you, so the processes, back-up plans and alternatives you create today make all the difference tomorrow.6. Don’t give a VA access to every part of your business.As a globetrotting consultant to multinational corporations, Kimanzi Constable has built a strong virtual team that takes care of his itinerary, resources and online brand. But, after one of his own team members went behind his back, Constable learned firsthand the importance of managing your team and giving them (only) the information they need.”Make sure you understand what you’ll give your virtual assistant access to and what you should give them access to,” Constable said. “You shouldn’t let anyone have complete access to every part of your business.”While researching and writing The Successful Mistake, one of the most common mistakes I came across centers around hiring. Your role as an entrepreneur is to grow your business, and this involves you building a team (virtual or otherwise).You will face many obstacles, but by learning from those who have been there and done it, you can avoid a lot of hardship — and focus instead on success, growth and your legacy.Related Video: 4 Automation Hacks to Save You Money and Manpower Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals
Cancun, Q.R. — Real estate officials say the decentralization of government agencies would bring dynamism to the country and benefit the state of Quintana Roo.The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI), chaired by Alejandro Kuri, says that the decentralization of federal agencies would be beneficial due to the dynamism it will imply for various states around the country.He recalled that this is undoubtedly an old proposal that could not be changed due to bureaucratic issues, but now it’s possible and would be beneficial for different states, noting that states such as Quintana Roo and Yucatan have the merit to be headquarters of the Secretariats of Tourism and Environment and Natural Resources.Kuri pointed out that the Mexican Caribbean currently represents almost 40 percent of the international tourism that enters the country.“It is positive news because we have tried to decentralize the public sector for many years, but it has not been possible to do so because we needed the coordinated efforts of many sectors,” he explained.“Finally, it seems that there is a determined will to make this a reality, which means giving dynamism to a sector that gives an economic boost to states that currently do not have a developed economic engine of their own,” he added.President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, said that a central issue in his government will be the decentralization of the federal administration, thus dispersing investments throughout the country.Miguel Ángel Lemus Mateos, vice president of Consejo Coordinador Empresarial, said that the decentralization will generate a positive real estate dynamism through the leasing of offices and construction of new buildings as well as an incentive to business tourism.He said that in addition to the real estate issue, there will be an incentive to diversify business tourism because if previous delegations had to move to the capital of the country to address issues of a federal nature, the transfer of dependencies to various states will trigger a flow of business travelers.María Tayde Favila Soriano of AMPI Cancún said that regardless of the decentralization, they intend to pose a meeting with the work team of the next president to address pending issues such as an amendment to Article 27 to eliminate the padlocks that currently prevent foreigners from acquiring land in coastal areas of the country.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
The Union Minister of State for Culture (Independent Charge), Tourism (Independent Charge), & Civil Aviation, Dr Mahesh Sharma met the Minister of State for Tourism & Culture (Independent Charge), Government of Odisha, Ashok Chandra Panda in New Delhi. Placing the pending issues before Dr Mahesh Sharma, Ashok Panda requested him to expedite the reimbursement of funds for which the Utilisation Certificates have already been submitted. He further requested for branding of Nabakalebar as an International Festival and sanctioning funds for the proposed Light and Sound shows.Dr Mahesh Sharma assured Panda that the Tourism Ministry will make all efforts to provide funds at the earliest for the three Light and Sound shows proposed to be held at Dhauli, Udayagire / khandagire Caves and at Konark. Dr Sharma assured that a special media campaign will be mounted to popularise Nabakalebar as an international festival. The campaign will be released in the electronic, print and cyber media, he added.The Odisha Tourism Minister urged Dr Mahesh Sharma to start an international flight from Bhubaneshwar International Airport to help promote tourism in the state. Dr Sharma said that he is very much seized of the matter and assured an early response in this regard.
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