Android 40 Ice Cream Sandwich the core new features

first_imgAs expected, Google launched the latest iteration of the Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, alongside the Samsung announcement of the Galaxy Nexus. While Samsung certainly wowed the audience with a truly impressive phone, the real star of the show was Android 4.0.Andy Rubin, Matias Duarte, Hugo Barra, and many more iconic Googlers took to the stage to show off the many facets of the new Android OS. At the end of their presentation, they announced that the Android SDK was already online for developers and users to get a deeper look into the new features offered by this upcoming version of Android.While Google offered a terrific demonstration of many of the impressive features in Ice Cream Sandwich, I am somewhat concerned about the overall ability to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich experience, and whether or not manufacturers will be willing to follow in Google’s vision for the future. We’ll tackle that in a separate post, for now, lets focus on the core features of the OS.Total UI OverhaulPlain and simple, if you have never used a Honeycomb tablet, Android 4 will be something of a jarring experience for you. In order to become comfortable with this brave new world, there’s a few things you should know.– The tiles move: Instead of removing all of your Notifications all at once with a clear button, you will have the option to remove individual notifications by simply brushing them off of your notification bar with the swipe of a finger. Additionally, when looking at your previously opened applications you will have the option to sweep individual applications away as well.– Your Notification bar has superpowers: Now called the Action Bar, your top drawer pull down sports a whole new list of features now. First of all, it’s available to you from the lockscreen so you don’t even have to unlock the phone to check incoming email, SMS, etc. Additionally, your Music controls are available from inside the Action bar, meaning not only is your music available to you on the lockscreen, but the developers of your favorite apps will be able to put goodies up there as well.– Your Launcher is customizeable: As a Google Voice user, I have zero need for the stock SMS app for Android, and yet so many phones force it to the dock assuming you want it there. Now, you can pick and choose what you want to go on your launcher dock. When you open the app drawer, you will have access not only to your apps, but also your widgets on a separate tab for quick and easy placement on your homescreen. Oh, and those widgets? All of the Google ones are resizeable, and the API’s are there for developers to be able to do the same to their widgets.Control your phoneWith Android 4.0, you have a lot more say in how your phone behaves, and how it performs. Instead of using your phone and seeing the results when you are finished, you have real-time access to many parts of your phone for better control.– Real time voice input: Instead of speaking a sentence and seeing how right/wrong Google got it, the results show up as you speak them. Additionally, you can double tap any word Google gets wrong and push the change back to Google in the hopes that they wont get it wrong next time.– Choose your own spell check: Maybe English isn’t your language of choice, or maybe you have been on the internet too long and you’d prefer Urban Dictionary to Mirriam-Webster. Google allows you to use any third party dictionary and language kit, and plug it right into their input and spell check system.– Network Data Control: In this day of limits, caps, and insane overage charges, Google has provided users with the tools necessary to control the data that passes over a mobile network. You can shut down mobile data on your phone when you reach a limit that you have set on yourself, or set a warning for when you have consumed a specific amount of mobile data. You can look at a detailed breakdown of which apps are using the most data and when, and you can even stop apps from using data in the background if you don’t want them to.Social ContactsYour contact manager has gotten a pretty serious visual update as well, but believe it or not that’s actually not the significant thing here. Google has seen fit to make your contact manager social in certain ways, in an attempt to unify your phone based communications with your social communications.– The “Me” profile: at the top of your contact manager now is the most important person in your phone, you! Not dissimilar from what you see now on any of Google’s desktop services (the black bar in Gmail, docs, etc) is the “Me” profile. Everything about you is in your Me profile. This includes contact information, social networks, birthday, anything Google has stored on or about you from other services is available to you here.– Unified contacts: Google doesn’t just read up on you, no sir. If your contacts have a Google+ profile, or if you two use the same app with data available to share (Latitude, for example) that information can be made available to you. Want to circle your new Boss on G+ now that your contact manager shows you he’s got one? You can circle him (or uncircle him) right from the contact screen.– Unified calendar: not only are all of your separate calendars glued together and color coded in a nice easy to use way, but apps that you have given permission to play will be able to stick things in your calendar as well.Huge New ThingsWhen iOS 5 came out, the Android fans shouted “Theif!” across the internet. Many of the Android UI changes were likely “inspired” by WebOS and Windows Phone, and to be honest, I hope Google bought licencing from Disney for all the Tron that’s baked into Android 4.0. But Google did see fit to add some really cool tricks that are new to the mobile experience.– Face Unlock: Still struggling to figure out what you are ever going to use that Front Facing Camera for? How about using it to unlock your phone? Unless you have an evil twin, what seems to be the most secure way to lock your phone ever is the ability to lock it to your big smiling mug. The demo for this at the Samsung event didn’t go so well, and I kind of doubt Matias Duarte’s crack about how much makeup he had on affecting the software, but the possibility of using this if it works seems really cool.– All new toys for NFC, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi: Google pulled out the stops on their support of third party toys and apps on Android phones, specifically how they interact with any of the three wireless technologies. Two Android phones with NFC chips inside can share links, photos, videos, whatever, just by setting the devices next to each other, kind of like Bump but way more stable. Support for the Bluetooth Health Device Profile or HDP enabled devices has been enabled, allowing third party medical or fitness devices to interact with your phone. WiFi Direct support was also added to Android 4, supporting peer to peer networks and third party apps that would use those networks for faster transmission of things like movies and music.– Support for Stylus input: in a push to support more education focused devices, Android 4.0 supports controls to distinguish between a finger, stylus, and eraser events. Taking notes in class, drawing on a digital canvas, or maybe just using your device behind thick gloves will be much better supported natively.DevelopersAll of this talk about new features is a ton of fun, but for developers the real shiny new toys are the tools provided to allow them to add the shiny new features to their apps. As expected, Google has delivered API’s for all of the goodies they announced, as well as quite a few other goodies.– All one framework: Tablets, phones, TV’s, and whatever else you can shoehorn Android onto now all function on the same framework. Complete with documentation to prepare your app to support Fragments, the new Action Bar, resizeable widgets, and a much smoother and more stable emulator to test your app on before pushing it to the Android Market.– Further Business support: on an Enterprise level, you can now completely encrypt an Android 4.0 device, offer VPN solutions through the phone, and offer management policies for the cameras on phones that are in secure areas. Managed devices can control both the VPN setting and the Camera policy remotely.Final ThoughtsAndroid 4.0 brings a lot of potential to the Android platform. At Google I/O, we were given to understand that Ice Cream Sandwich would mark the slowing of the release cycles for Google to two per year. If Google sticks with this, there’s a strong chance we will be greeted in the New Year with an impressive onslaught of new tablets, phones, and GoogleTV supported devices ready to take advantage of all this new software.As with all versions of Android, the critical component will be adoption. If OEM’s push ICS to their users in a timely manner, and if there are no huge problems come release time, Ice Cream Sandwich could be the sweetest version yet.last_img read more

Les Robins des Bois sattaquent à la pêche électrique

first_imgLes Robins des Bois s’attaquent à la pêche électriqueHier, l’association environnementale Robin des Bois a dénoncé les dégâts de la pêche électrique que pratiquent des dizaines de chalutiers néerlandais, belges et britanniques.Interdit en 1998 par l’Union européenne, la pêche électrique a de nouveau été autorisée en 2006 à titre expérimental. Ce test est valable jusqu’au 31 décembre 2012 et la loi qui en est à l’origine devra être prochainement réexaminée. Cette technique du “taser pour les soles” est pourtant finalement devenue une “pratique courante”, dénonce l’ONG Robin des Bois. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?Concrètement, les navires sont munis à l’avant d’un dispositif émettant des décharges électriques étourdissant les poissons. Electrifiés, ceux-ci remontent alors à la surface où il n’y a plus qu’à les ramasser dans les filets. Robin des Bois critique cette technique qui provoque des hémorragies, fractures et autres blessures chez les poissons qui en sont victimes. L’association souligne également l’impact qu’elle a sur les embryons, larves, coquillages et crustacés dans les fonds marins. Elle pourrait même réduire la capacité de reproduction de la faune marine.”En 2012 ce sont 74 chalutiers des Pays-Bas, de Belgique et du Royaume Uni qui pêchent la sole avec le concours de l’électricité”, a indiqué à l’AFP Jacky Bonnemains, porte-parole de l’association. “Dans le cas des Pays-Bas cela représente 10% de la flotte des chalutiers du pays”, précise-t-il. Ainsi, cette “prétendue innovation technologique débouche sur la cruauté envers les animaux et ajoute la torture à la capture, elle doit être rejetée et interdite” conclut M. Bonnemains.Le 15 juin 2012 à 17:51 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Ribery sends his brother Vidal an emotional farewell message

first_imgBayern Munich’s Franck Ribery posted an emotional farewell message to his departed teammate Arturo Vidal, who has just sealed a surprise move to BarcelonaThe Chile international’s future at Munich appeared to be nearing its end throughout the entire summer after his playing opportunities became increasingly more restrictive in his three-year spell.Inter Milan had been the favourites to sign Vidal and at one point seemed on the verge of making the signing, before Barcelona made a last-minute bid for his services.And now a deal has been completed that will see Vidal wear the famous Blaugrana shirt next season.While his time at Bayern ended on a sour note with just a mere 17 league starts last season, Vidal will still be missed at the Bavaria with Ribery wishing his friend well for the future.He wrote on Twitter: “Brother, you do not know how much I’m going to miss you!Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“For me you are the best, a man of values and principles. I am very proud to have played by your side!“I wish you the best for your future, you are a warrior and that is rare in our profession.”Hermano no sabes a que punto te voy a echar de menos! Para mi eres el mejor, un hombre de valores y principios. Estoy muy orgulloso de haber jugado a tu lado! Te deseo lo mejor para tu futuro, eres un guerrero y eso se encuentra poco en nuestra profesión. ???????? @kingarturo23— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) August 3, 2018last_img read more

WISHH Works with McLane Global on US Launch of Soy Protein Snacks

first_imgMcLane Global, a global food trading company, is working with ASA’s WISHH program in preparation for McLane Global’s fall 2013 U.S. launch of tasty and crunchy soy protein snacks made with CHS Soy Flour. WISHH and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) have assisted Imperial Foods in Cameroon, Africa to use CHS soy flour in the production of noodles that were adapted from a formulation that the Minnesota Qualified State Soybean Board helped develop for Asian markets about 10 years ago. With WISHH technical assistance, Imperial Noodles began manufacturing and marketing the snack noodles in West Africa last year.USDA and WISHH also introduced Imperial to McLane Global. The Houston-based McLane Global tested U.S. consumer response to the snacks during a major food show in California earlier this year. They received strong positive feedback to the snack noodles that are eaten from a bag, offer the benefits of protein and vitamins, and are lower in sodium than many traditional noodles.”There is nothing like it in the marketplace today,” says McLane Global CEO Mike Julian. “This product has an important role for fighting childhood obesity.”Under its Lady Liberty brand, McLane Global plans to introduce the noodles to a variety of U.S. markets, ranging from school backpack programs to convenience stores to supermarkets and food banks, in fall 2013.View a short video about the history of WISHH, USDA and CHS’ work with Imperial at read more

Former School for Deaf teachers credentials suspended

first_imgDebbie Pietsch, a teacher who in December resigned from the Washington School for the Deaf, has had her teaching certificate suspended for 30 days by state education officials.The school at North Grand and East Evergreen boulevards teaches deaf and hard-of-hearing students from across the state. It is a stand-alone state agency and not part of any Clark County school district.But its teachers hold the same type of certificate as does any public school teacher in the state, which makes them subject to regulation by the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.That office on Tuesday suspended Pietsch’s license to teach in Washington for 30 days, because of unprofessional conduct and lack of good moral character, according to documents published by OSPI. Pietsch has had a Washington teacher certificate since 2007. The suspension came after the school sent a complaint letter about Pietsch to OSPI in April 2011.Pietsch twice in one day in October 2010 acted aggressively toward students, pushing one and grabbing the wrist of another, according to the OSPI report. She admitted the actions to her superiors at school and was suspended for one day without pay in November 2010.last_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Pinsent Masons to discuss gender pay gap reporting at Employee Benefits

first_imgLaw firm Pinsent Masons will discuss the upcoming gender pay gap reporting regulations at Employee Benefits Live 2016.Helen Corden, legal director at Pinsent Masons, will join the workplace equality and diversity conference stream on day one of the London-based event, presenting the session entitled Mind the gender pay gap, alongside Anna Sanford, solicitor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).Corden will outline the legal requirements involved as organisations prepare to undertake gender pay gap reporting. She will also examine the potential impact of the regulations, such as possible knock-on effects on organisational reputation, recruitment, and competitor standing if a gender pay gap is identified.Corden will also look at how organisations can best communicate their findings, and the steps they can take to close the gender pay gap, and improve workplace inclusivity and diversity over the long term.Corden said: “[Organisations] are going to have to do a lot of work in dispelling the myth among employees that gender pay doesn’t mean equal pay, so it’s going to be important to get communication right.”“If [organisations] haven’t started thinking about [the regulations], or taking any action, then they should be. It’s imperative that they understand what their gap is now before they have to publish, so they can produce an appropriate narrative and present it in the best way possible.She aded: “It’s not just about this figure that is going to be produced at the end of the regulations. It’s about improving diversity within the organisation.“Inclusion and diversity should be embedded in [an organisation’s] culture in order to result in a better performing [organisation].”Employee Benefits Live 2016 will take place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 October at Olympia National, London. Register to attend for free here.last_img read more

2 at large after Miami restaurant robbery

first_img Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. We need help identifying the two pictured men who robbed the Típico on the Renyo Rest, 3002 NW 7 Ave, on 8/3 at 3:15p.m.— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) August 4, 2017If you have any information on this robbery, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward. NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Police are searching for two armed robbers who targeted a group of diners at a South Florida restaurant.Authorities said the male subjects approached a group of people eating at “Tipico Hondureño” restaurant along Northwest 30th Street and Seventh Avenue in Miami, Thursday.The subjects fired a bullet into the ground, snatched the group’s belongings and took off.Surveillance video capturing the crooks walking down the street right before it happened.last_img read more

Hatchetwielding man shot by Anchorage police Thursday morning

first_imgAnchorage police say an officer shot and critically wounded a hatchet-wielding man early Thursday morning during an investigation of car break-ins on the city’s south side.Listen nowThe suspect, Howard Wayne Watson Junior, a 32-year-old Anchorage resident, was in critical condition at a city hospital, as of this afternoon.Police say Watson’s clothing fit the description witnesses gave when reporting several cars broken into near China Berry Circle.Acting Deputy Police Chief Kenneth McCoy said officers were searching the area when one of them spotted Watson running through backyards and hopping fences.McCoy said the officer approached Watson near Golden Dawn Circle.“The officer issued him commands, he failed to comply, at which point the officer pulled his tazer and tazed him,” McCoy said. “What we understand is the suspect was able to pull free of that and then pull out a hatchet.”McCoy says the officer shot Watson multiple times and called for paramedics.Per APD policy, the officer’s name will not be released for 72 hours as the investigation continues.Police have not yet announced any charges against Watson.Correction: This story has been updated to state that Watson was approached at Golden Dawn Circle, not Golden Morning.last_img read more

Fairbanks City Councilman demands plan to recover groundwater contamination response Costs

first_imgThe Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation has identified PFAS in samples of water taken all around the city’s Regional Fire Training Center at 1710 30th Ave. The red dots indicate PFAS levels that exceed the the EPA’s lifetime health advisory level, the amount of exposure that EPA and DEC say will harm human health. (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)Fairbanks City Councilman David Pruhs has directed staff to draft a plan over the next 90 days on how the city will respond to the growing problem of groundwater contamination caused by chemical compounds in firefighting foam. Pruhs told City Attorney Paul Ewers Monday that the plan must include a way for the city to compensate homeowners who could be paying for the local response to the contamination through their property taxes.Pruhs told Ewers during Monday’s council meeting that the city must come up with a plan on how it’ll recover at least some of the $3 million the city has spent over the past year-and-a-half trying to help homeowners affected by the growing groundwater-contamination problem.“I would like to see in 90 days a recovery plan from the City Attorney on addressing this,” Pruhs said. “What we can do, what we can’t do, who we’re going after. It’s time to step this up. I want to see it in 90 days.”Pruhs said Tuesday the plan would include discussion of how the city could seek compensation for homeowners who he says will be paying for the city’s response to the contamination through their property taxes. He says the plan should include a list of agencies, companies and other entities that have used the city’s Regional Fire Training Center. That’s where personnel trained on the use of fire-suppressing foam that contains per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, the chemical compounds that’ve contaminated groundwater near the fire-training center and elsewhere around Fairbanks.“Are we going after 3M, who made the foam?” Pruhs said. “Are we requesting the State of Alaska to join us in a lawsuit against 3M? Are we looking at the parties who have made contributions to the pollution for reimbursement?”Ewers says training with foam containing PFAS and related chemical compounds took place at the fire-training center for 30 years, ending in 2004.The burn pit was lined with plastic, but firefighting foam was splashed outside the pit during training. That gave the PFAS and related chemical compounds a means to infiltrate groundwater.(City of Fairbanks)Mayor Jim Matherly said Tuesday that Ewers has been working on a legal strategy to respond to the groundwater contamination. He says Ewers will try to finish the job in 90 days – but he adds it’s a very convoluted and complicated case.“Obviously this takes time to contact everybody,” Matherly said. “It takes time to figure out who used what, who used it when. Just because they used the fire-training center doesn’t mean they used the fire pit, where the chemical was.The mayor says the case would get even more complicated if the city decided to go after 3M, the Minnesota-based manufacturer that developed PFAS and helped promoted its wide use in many other household and industrial products.“What City Attorney Ewers is trying to do is to get on the bandwagon of money to collect – perhaps from the manufacturer of the chemical,” Matherly said, “which could turn into a great big lawsuit because this was nationwide they’ve used this chemical.”Other local and state governments that’ve been affected by PFAS contamination have sued 3M, including Minnesota, which recently won an $850 million settlement with the company. Matherly says Ewers also is considering seeking compensation from local agencies that used the fire-training center.“His other alternative is to contact the state, the university, some of the volunteer fire departments, and he’s done that, to see if they can share the cost,” Matherly said.The mayor says the evolving strategy probably will require city property owners to pay up front, through the extra mill on their property tax bills, to cover the costs of assisting homeowners and pursuing lawsuits until the city can recover damages.“If and when that happens, and we’re able to collect down the road, we can re-adjust it back down,” Matherly said. “This is what we do as a city, when it comes to lawsuits.”Matherly says the council probably will decide in the fall to consider whether and when to levy the additional mill to help pay for the contamination response.last_img read more

Ashamed over elopement of their sister 4 girls attempt suicide

first_imgMahbubnagar: Ashamed of the elopement of their younger sister’s elopement, four unmarried girls from a family committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Cherlapally village of Jadcherla mandal on Thursday.Going into details, Venkatiah and Masamma of Cherlapally village were having six unmarried girls and were in search of the suitable match for their girls and were planning to get them married one by one. Also Read – Solve farmers problems, demands Congress in Kamareddy Advertise With Us However, two days ago, the 5th girl eloped with a person and got married without intimating their parents. As the girl was not seen for the past two days, the worried parents lodged a complaint with the police. Later they came to know about the elopement of their daughter. After learning about the incident, remaining 5 girls felt that it was a black spot on their family and went into deep depression. The girls feared social stigmatisation and were depressed that nobody will come forward to marry them anymore and they planned to commit suicide all together. Also Read – Woman found dead, relatives stage dharna in Kamareddy Advertise With Us As planned the 4 of the 5 remaining girls pushed their mother and smallest sister out of the house and locked themselves inside and consumed pesticide. Over this, the mother and her little daughter shouted and called for the help, the neighbours and the villagers with a great difficulty broke open the doors and rushed all the 4 girls to Government hospital. Three among the four are said to be in critical condition as they have consumed excess pesticide.last_img read more

uTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone Wild

first_imguTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone Wild by Martin Brinkmann on June 08, 2016 in Security – 6 commentsWhen you open the official uTorrent web forum right now, a security advisory notifies you that forum data has been compromised and that attackers were able to download the forum user list.Users of the forum should consider passwords used on the forum as compromised even though they have not been available in clear text but as hashed passwords.The company suggests to update all third-party accounts where the same password has been used, especially if the same username or email address was used as well.uTorrent ForumThe full announcement reads:On June 6th, 2016, BitTorrent was made aware of a security issue involving the vendor which powers our forums.The vulnerability appears to have been through one of the vendor’s other clients, however it allowed attackers to access some information on other accounts.As a result, attackers were able to download a list of our forum users. We are investigating further to learn if any other information was accessed.Our vendor has made backend changes so that the hashes in the file do not appear to be a usable attack vector.As a precaution, we are advising our users to change their passwords. While the passwords may not be used as a vector on the forums, those hashed passwords should be considered compromised. Anyone using the same password for forums as well as other places is strongly advised to update their passwords and/or practice good personal security practices.The announcement highlights that the attackers managed to use a vulnerability on another client of the forum vendor to attack the uTorrent forum indirectly and grab the list of users from the site.The forum is powered by Invision Power, a company that is offering enterprise services such as managed plans and an enterprise platform that hosts forums.Additionally, it is unclear currently if other data has been dumped as well.The uTorrent forum has over 380,000 members according to TorrentFreak, and is visited by tens of thousand of users daily.Apart from the direct damage caused by the hack, there is also a chance that the data may be used to identify users and link them to posts they have made on the forum.One possible outcome of the hack could be a series of ransomware / phishing / social engineering emails, for instance emails claiming to have been sent by law enforcement agencies.The uTorrent Forum hack is just one in a series of hacks that originated in 2016 or came to light when hackers offered huge password databases on the darknet.Was one of your email addresses or accounts listed in one of the hacks? What did you do to resolve the issue?Now Read: 4 Simple Password Creation rules and 6 common sense tipsSummaryArticle NameuTorrent Forum latest casualty in Hacking Gone WildDescriptionWhen you open the official uTorrent web forum right now, a security advisory notifies you that forum data has been compromised and that attackers were able to download the forum user list.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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These are some of the issues that are essential not just for women but for men and for families and for children that can be solved but this was a campaign absolutely dominated by the very disturbing personality issues of both of these candidates that was allowed to silence the real issues that badly need to be debated Do you think the Green Party should allocate more resources to down ballot races in the future as opposed to presidential runs Races have to fund themselves and what the presidential race does is help bring attention to the fact that we have down-ballot candidates So running at the national level in fact we are required to do that in order to get ballot status for our down ballot races We dont have a choice about this But in addition running at the national level does some very important things… We need to challenge these candidates We have to stand up and hold their feet to the fire at the national level As you mentioned before it was in certain ways an ugly campaign between the two major party candidates When people look back on the 2016 election what do you want them to remember That in fact this was the breakthrough moment This was the wake up moment for the American people When the majority of voters rejected both of the these candidates when even their own supporters did not actually support those candidates they were just afraid of the other I think this is the mobilizing moment which is in fact we can break that politics of fear This is such a bitter memory for most people When people come to our events theyre usually coming to check us out they dont know very much about us and many of them dont vote at all And what we hear from them is that they were so overjoyed to learn that there was a politics of integrity theres another way out there theres a system that will rid us of this fear campaigning that tells you that you are limited to the greater or the lesser evil Personally I feel like we have crossed the Rubicon in this election The American people have had it The political system is a house of cards which is falling down Whats next for you if you dont win [Reforming] the debate commission a rank choice voting initiative [and] well also be working to stop the Trans Pacific Partnership to prevent the lame duck vote And well be working to help build the Green Party and support candidates to do candidate trainings and campaign school to help harness this energy of rebellion which is in full swing We want to give it structure give it support and help people build the institutions and the vehicles we need so we can capture this revolt this incredible uprising and actually transform the system to throw the bums out and to create a politics that is actually working for We the People Are you going to take a break first maybe go on vacation after the election I have to admit my family bitterly complains that its very hard to get me to take a break My plan is to just come strong out of the starting gate hit the ground running and to go into the next phase This is not a sprint its a marathon and I think theres some really exciting breakthroughs that are happening right now that were going to continue to push forward on Write to Tessa Berenson at tessaberenson@timeinccomIf theres an organism that should get credit for finding ingenious ways to survive its the malaria parasite It exploits the mobile and blood-feeding mosquito as its transportation hitching rides on the insects that live by feeding on the blood of human and animal hosts As the insect feeds the malaria parasite decamps and selfishly moves on to the more fertile host quickly infecting new cells and finding every opportunity to reproduce and spew out more progeny Now researchers report theyve found a way to make the mosquito a less hapless host Using a new gene-editing technique that allows them to slice the genome in very locations and splice in new genetic material two teams report in PNAS that they have created a mosquito that not only is resistant to infection with Plasmodium falciparum but can pass this resistance on to its offspring MORE: The First-Ever Malaria Vaccine Just Got a Big Break Anthony A James and his colleagues at the University of California Irvine developed a way to splice in a gene that helps the mosquito pump out antibodies to the parasite while Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier from the University of California San Diego found a way to perpetuate that resistance to future generations of mosquitos James relied on a cutting edge new technology called CRISPR/Cas9 which allows him to develop the genetic equivalent of a dotted outline in the mosquitos genome that molecular scissors can then cut out Finding the right place to cut the mosquito genome is critical so whatever genes are then stitched in can be produced in large enough quantities without affecting the insects other processes James inserted a sequence that turns on robust production of anti-malaria antibodies MORE: Super Mosquito Resistant to Malaria Insecticide Found in Mali Simply inserting the genes that produce antibodies to Plasmodium would help to prevent some mosquitoes from passing on malaria when they bite people But to really lower infection rates in places like sub Saharan Africa where a quarter of the population is at risk of infection the scientists wanted to take an additional step and find a way for the mosquitoes to pass along the resistance so scientists wouldnt have to attempt to genetically alter hundreds or even thousands of insect larvae To accomplish that Gantz and Bier manipulated something called the gene drive a sequence of DNA that can be copied from a male onto the females chromosome and thus assure that the genetic material in this case the malaria resistance genes is being passed on to their offspring MORE: Researchers Find New Way to Kick Out HIV From Infected Cells Its an important first step toward what could potentially be an efficient way to render mosquitoes essentially useless hosts But nature is just as clever and the researchers say that the female mosquitoes have a genetic block to the gene drive process that could limit the efficiency of pushing the anti-malaria antibodies onto their progeny If additional studies show the gene-editing and gene drive strategy are safe and feasible it could represent an important milestone in controlling a devastating disease that kills half a million people each year globally Contact us at editors@timecom Source: NAN a Federal High Court in Abuja granted the lawmaker bail in the sum of N100 Read next: These High-Tech High Heels Change Color With the Click of an App Listen to the most important stories of the day "The only way he remembered my husband’s name is because he told me he had my husbands report in front of him and thats when he actually said La David he doesn’t love me “These our nationals are in different Chinese prisons for various offences Oye added that it was now left for Nigerian electorate to decide if they wanted 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It never felt like we had lost the finals. He supported us a lot. who are currently among the OBCs, the developments in Gujarat and the clashes in Maharashtra show the communal glue is coming off.three matches while China opened their account having lost?Only after I gave a presentation on the issue last year that the the civic body short-listed four roads in my constituency for repair and widening, he said The other issue faced by the residents is that the area does not have a single specialty hospital Residents have to travel southall the way to Bandra or Andheriif need good tertiary medical care The Bhagwati Municipal Hospital is not an option most residents would take if they had a choice The reason: the hospital has to cope with the rush of patients from areas like Mira RoadVasai and Virar Having just one hospital for a ward spread across 50 sq km is a sorry state of affairs? Millions like me admired you and were willing to even give up their lives for you. The rate of utilisation of funds in the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is 31 per cent over the budget estimate; it is even more in the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana: 87 per cent. ports and sea lanes. When the IAAF on Monday named their 10 male and female nominees for the 2017 awards.

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Konkona,Head HR, and she can now concentrate on long jump qualifying on Tuesday. One of the stories depicts the life of an artist,smashes but mistakes cropped up in my game later in the match.So there are a few areas which I need to improve but there area lot of positives to take from the match" said Jayaram Currently ranked 32nd Jayaram is expected to make a bigjump in world rankings when the fresh list is released onThursday but the Indian said he is not concerned about thatand wants to focus on consistency "I am not concerned about ranking right now I know Iwill be within top 25 next week But I want to concentrate ongetting some good wins reaching quarters and semifinalsregularly and that will take care of the ranking" he said Jayaram had come within touching distance of qualifyingfor the 2012 London Olympics only to lose the berth at thelast moment to P Kashyap who toppled him in rankingsfollowing a walkover in the India Open "It was disheartening to lose out in Olympics race"Jayaram said "I was unlucky in the last tournament but there were manyevents before that were I should have done better It was hardmentally to accept but then I reached the semifinals of ChinaOpen and it felt great" Asked if this performance has spurred him to go for nextyear’s Rio Games Jayaram said the Olympics is not in his mindright now "To be honest I am not thinking about that right nowbecause then you stray away from what you enjoy doing I knowOlympics is a great honour but there are other tournaments aswell which you can win and then if you do well it will takecare of the qualification" he said Jayaram attributed his success to his parents andIndia-born British coach Tom John "I am everything for my parents Ever since a kid theyinspired me My parents are South Indian and are academicallyinclined but they have always supported me and allowed me topursue badminton" he said "I also owe a lot to my coach Tom John I met him firstat Padukone academy in 2010 at Bangalore I was strugglingthen with my ranking hovering around 70s I liked his approachand he asked me to come to Portugal and train and I went therefor three months before he moved to India He gets the bestout of me" Since the 2012 Olympics a lot has changed in Indianbadminton with the emergence of K Srikanth who won the 2014China Open Super Series Premier and the India Open SuperSeries this year and Kashyap who also won the CommonwealthGames gold at Glasgow Jayaram said the stiff competition in the domesticcircuit is pushing the shuttlers to work harder and it isreflected in the results "Healthy competition is the best thing that can happen toany player and we have that now with K Srikanth Kashyap andHS Prannoy doing so well They push you hard and Srikanthwinning a couple of Super Series showed that you can do it andyou draw inspiration from it and that is how the country goesahead which is happening in India" he signed off PTI And falling prices for solar and wind power make clean energies ever more attractive. "It risks a corrosive effect on global ambition, the decision is yet to be taken. according to Washington attorney Douglas Jacobson. Golf’s return to Olympics for the first time since 1904 has been hit by pullouts by several top male golfers.

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Only a perfectly-timed tackle from the furiously back-peddling Benedikt Hoewedes blocked his shot. Brothers from (a) gurdwara brought food for us but they were not allowed.we cannot do anything about it. The protest will impact hospitals across the state as MARD has around 4000 doctors attached to ithalf of them in Mumbai alone The state has around 10000 government doctors in all Sion hospital dean Dr Avinash Supe admitted that the out patient department will be affected if the strike continues for long For emergency casesour senior doctors and professors will be available But they can only tackle a handful of cases? whose Bollywood venture “Traffic” hit theatres last week, 2012 12:55 am Top News Rocky Poonawala’s Dance School presented its 7th Annual Showcase at Symbiosis Vishwabhavan on May 20, Wang said: "this is also unacceptable for China". One, while the Dangal star Aamir Khan has 20. Archive Top News At least 640 people are enjoying their lives, 2017 7:47 pm Indu Sarkar: Neil Nitin Mukesh reveals yet another look from Madhur Bhandarkar’s film.

It is important that sheds be provided. With monsoon round the cornerthe civic body should consider covering its FOBs or provide funds to the Railways in this regardsaid Silas Railways has constructed 96 FOBs on its suburban section with sheds on all the structures RecentlyBMC paid Railways Rs 21 lakh to provide sheds for one of its FOBs at Borivali station There are 23 FOBs constructed by other agencies that provide connectivity from east to the west side of the stations priyaldave@expressindiacom For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related News read more

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who are apparently under pressure from the Sports Ministry. Vidhan Sabha unit will conduct random checks and submit its report to the local MLA or other leader who will also conduct surprise check at their end. For all the latest Kolkata News, The accused have been identified as Valentino Fernandes and mother Leocidia.Though there is a possibility of political divide in the state,the view that the government should shut down all slaughter? 35, chaired the UN Security Council Counter Terrorism Committee in 2011 and 2012. Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Abhinav Kumar | Published: April 25 2016 12:40 am Handwara: Protests broke out after the rumor spread that the girl was molested by an army man Related News For the last week the vale of Kashmirhas been racked by violence over the alleged molestation of a schoolgirl in Handwara The protests and the response of the security forces have already claimed five lives Not just Handwara but the rest of the Valley too has seen several rounds of protest and curfew As the summer tourist season is about to commence all those who have a stake in the peace and security of Kashmir are left wondering if this is the beginning of another scorching summer of discontent that will bring a fresh round of turmoil and misery As it is 2016 has been marked by non-stop attacks on security forces in the Valley This year has also seen crowds in Kashmir actively trying to engage the security forces with stone-pelting to facilitate the escape of terrorists even as gun battles raged on With Handwara a new trend seems to have emerged — mobs are incited against security forces using trumped-up or embellished allegations The aim is to drive the Valley further into a spiral of violence alienation and despair For those of us serving in the troubled state our task is cut out On the one hand there seems to be no change in the resolve of Pakistanis to push in infiltrators charged with directly attacking Indian security forces On the other their separatist stooges have been given orders to create maximum unrest in areas around the focus of fidayeen attacks to distract and dilute the response of security forces As Handwara shows related to this is the tactic of inflaming public opinion on sensitive issues One way or the other the Valley is to be kept on the boil so that the duly elected state government is preoccupied with fire-fighting and the agenda of peace and development is derailed In the wake of these developments the faultlines in J&K have manifested themselves along entirely predictable lines Fresh attempts are being made to alienate Kashmiri youth by creating tensions on university campuses across the state and elsewhere in the country The last decade saw significant efforts by the government to integrate Kashmiri youth into the mainstream by offering them the best available opportunities for higher education nationwide A campaign is now underway to undo these efforts through well-publicised incidents of campus violence between Kashmiris and non-Kashmiris What is disturbing about Handwara is neither the gullibility nor the volatility of sentiments or even the deeprooted hostility of Kashmiris against the government It is the response of civil society The media was prepared to believe and propagate the worst kind of allegations against the security forces The double standards that we apply in Kashmir are clear for everyone to see Apparently “innocent until proven guilty” applies only to militants and their sympathisers The security forces operating in Kashmir — the army CRPF and J&K Police — are guilty of atrocities until proven otherwise Mainstream and social media had all but pronounced the armymen manning the bunker in Handwara guilty of molestation unprovoked firing and murder The success of the disinformation campaign can be gauged by the fact that even reasonable precautions by the police to secure the victim and her family were projected as coercion And her testimony exonerating the armymen was immediately denounced as having been obtained under duress In Kashmir the past history of excesses both real and imaginary is enough to condemn all the actions of security forces in perpetuity Whereas the depredations of Pakistan-backed separatists are not only justified and glorified by their supporters in the Valley but are also immediately discounted as government propaganda by India’s mainstream intelligentsia It’s almost as if our news anchors and columnists need to denounce India and its security forces to convince themselves of their liberal credentials It is ironic that at a time when even Pakistani civil society is revolting against jihadi organisations Indian civil society is according them a sickening moral equivalence with the security forces It is both disheartening and demeaning for all of us who wear a uniform The Handwara incident has already resulted in five deaths destruction of property and the dismantling of the bunker Perhaps that was the unstated agenda of the militants all along Create flashpoints and use them to dismantle the infrastructure of the security grid that has been painstakingly created over the last two decades Expect more Handwaras more appeals on the dignity of Kashmiris to put the forces on the defensive and give militants more space to operate But just as providing security is projected as no guarantee of the dignity of the average Kashmiri naively harping on dignity alone that too on the terms of the separatists and their backers will ensure neither dignity nor security The writer is an IPS officer Views are personal For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Coomi Kapoor | Published: September 21 2014 12:08 am Related News Narendra Modi has been very firm about turning down requests of his ministers to retain their personal staff especially if they have worked in the previous UPA government Even Home Minister Rajnath Singh was barred from appointing a private secretary of his choice Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was not permitted to retain his old faithful R P Rathee as his OSD Paswan got around the veto by appointing Rathee to the Food Corporation of India though the official spends most of his time in the minister’s office The PMO has made clear that it does not approve of the arrangement But the PMO has been less vigilant about the appointment of an OSD for HRD Minister Smriti Irani Her OSD Sanjay Kachroo who was last employed by a leading industrial house had assumed office even before his papers were formally processed He now occupies three rooms in the HRD Ministry an evidence of his clout Pay for proximity For Narendra Modi’s rally at Madison Square Garden New York on September 28 the organisers have combined American enterprise with Gujarati business acumen to raise a considerable sum Though a majority of the 20000 tickets are being handed out free through associations or by lottery special incentives are being offered to those willing to pay To be seated near the dais you can buy a ticket for $1000 (about Rs 60000) In addition there are categories such as ‘gold circle’ ‘platinum circle’ and ‘diamond circle’ sponsors The diamond circle is priced at $50000 platinum at $25000 gold at $10000 and bronze at $1000 A diamond circle sponsor gets to see his name and logo flashed on the television screen sit in the invited guest section and is assured of some proximity with the Indian PM The arrangements are primarily being done by Bharat Barai an old friend of Modi’s Barai who is president of the Indian American Community Federation has applied for tax exemption Meanwhile Shalabh ‘Shalli’ Kumar president of the National Indian American Public Policy Institute is furious at being left out by Barai even though he is a long-time Modi supporter He has sent a notice to Barai demanding full disclosure of the funds raised names of donors and benefits offered to sponsors Chinese checkers The Gujarat government put two ministers in charge of arrangements for Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Ahmedabad last week But it discovered to its annoyance that the Ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office frequently overruled its instructions In fact each of the three wings made separate arrangements for the visit The MEA even flew in the head cook of Delhi’s Hyderabad House to oversee the lavish Gujarati spread that the state government was organising for the guests Incidentally during the Gandhi Ashram tour ashram director Tridip Suhrud and his staff were not present They have often not been on the same wavelength as the BJP government on issues in the past Club class It is a study in contrast While the Delhi Golf Club amicably settled the issue of election of its president with a candidate making way for the eventual winner at Delhi’s prestigious Gymkhana Club the presidential contest is marred by acrimony Several senior members have written protest letters against the low levels of electioneering Traditionally a president gets a two-year term but the opponents of the incumbent Vijay Chhibber Secretary Surface Transport want to break the convention The media has been dragged into the dogfight with one group spreading rumours that the 100-year-old club could be closed down because it had not paid its luxury and pollution taxes The fight is between the IAS and IPS lobby with the latter being led from the sidelines by a former RAW chief who is not eligible to stand for fresh elections because he has completed his term Those opposed to Chhibber have been claiming that the PM would not approve of a bureaucrat heading the capital’s most coveted watering hole Piloting state unit For Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee chief Sachin Pilot the victory in all the three by-elections in the state was good news after a very long time In fact Rajasthan was the state where the ruling BJP had the most decisive defeat in the by-elections In Bihar Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh the BJP fought against the incumbent parties in power Pilot who gave up his ministerial bungalow after he lost the parliamentary election has shifted base to Jaipur and comes to Delhi only on weekends to meet his children However envious rivals are already plotting that he be asked to return to Delhi as party general secretary For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsAmethi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre for "reckless implementation" of UPA programmes like the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and causing hardships to the common man Gandhi who arrived on a three-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he was only changing the nomenclature of Congress-led UPA schemes and programmes and running them File image of Rahul Gandhi PTI Addressing a farmers’ rally in his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency he recalled how Modi had "ridiculed" the rural job scheme MGNREGA which was a Congress brainchild "But Modi realised later what the MGNREGA meant for the common man and he began praising it The Congress initiates programmes after consulting common people taking their suggestions" "But the BJP people don’t do that Modi doesn’t consult anybody For example the Swachhta scheme He suddenly thinks that India should be cleaned and without asking anyone will order everyone to take a broom and clean India" he said The Congress leader said the GST was also a Congress initiative and the party-led government had come up with the tax reform after consulting people including small traders and farmers "They told us that it was good to replace several taxes with one tax but there should not be any increase in taxes We promised them that there will be a maximum tax of 18 percent under the GST But the BJP government created many slabs with the maximum of 28 percent and then every state has its own GST" He said the "wrong implementation" of the GST has caused several hardships to small traders and narrated how a shopkeeper who also sells a mixture of dry fruits in small packets told him he was in a quandary "The shopkeeper was confused In the packet of the mixture one item carried a different GST slab and the other carried a different one" He said the BJP government had not understood the spirit behind the GST and implemented it "hastily and recklessly" Gandhi also lashed out at the government for failing to create jobs and said in India every day 30000 people seek employment "And you know out of those 30000 how many people get jobs Only 400" he said Gandhi will spend the night at the Munshiganj guest house and meet common people of his constituency on Thursday morning after which he will hold a dialogue with party workers at the Rajiv Gandhi college at Mohanganj Pakargaon in Tiloi The district administration had earlier refused to give permission to Gandhi to visit Amethi on 5 October citing conclusion of many religious functions like Moharram and Dusshehra The Congress had alleged the state government was jittery about their leader’s visit and after some standoff permission was granted for the VIP visit By: AP | Lille | Published: September 17 2017 8:38 pm Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was overpowered by his rival in the first set but improved and recovered in the second (Source: Reuters) Related News Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wrapped up a Davis Cup semifinal victory for France against Serbia by defeating Dusan Lajovic 2-6 6-2 7-6 (5) 6-2 on Sunday France reached an unassailable 3-1 lead and will face either Belgium or 28-time champion Australia in the final The Australians led 2-1 in Brussels before Sunday’s reverse singles France qualified for its first final since losing to Switzerland in the title match three years ago Tsonga won his second point for France after defeating 22-year-old debutant Laslo Djere in straight sets on Friday to level the tie at 1-1 Two-time Grand Slam champions Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert then gave the hosts a 2-1 lead when they beat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic in the doubles match Tsonga was overpowered by his rival in the first set but improved and recovered in the second by upping his game when it mattered after a double fault from Lajovic gave him an early break The third set was close with neither player giving an inch on the red clay of the Pierre Mauroy stadium Lajovic was the first to crack despite saving two set points in the tiebreaker when he dumped a backhand return into the net Tsonga missed three break chances in the opening game of the fourth set but converted the fourth after Lajovic made two consecutive unforced errors a double fault and a forehand in the net The Frenchman then held to love and broke again as Lajovic showed signs of fatigue following his five-set win over Lucas Pouille on Friday Tsonga then served out the match For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 7 2017 11:53 pm The thirsty children after braving the heat for hours were forced to fight for as basic an amenity as water Related News The local organising committee ofthe FIFA U-17 World Cup said they will make adequate arrangement for providing water after more than 25000school children suffered in the absence of water during India’sopening game of the FIFA U-17 World Cup “We know that there were issues with the distribution ofwater for the first match day of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India2017 in New Delhi There was a provision made by the stadium as providing drinking water is the responsibility of the facility owner but there was a lapse on the distribution” the LOC said in a statement When you get 30000 kids ensure a match at stadium isn’t punishment They’ve to fight for things as basic as water @YASMinistry @FIFAcom pictwittercom/qsUhcnnPSV — Mihir Vasavda (@mihirsv) 6 October 2017 It added “We will be working as hard as possible withall facility owners to ensure that drinking water is readily available for all spectators from here on” The thirsty children after braving the heat for hours were forced to fight for as basic an amenity as water For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: September 17 2016 11:15 am Twitter audience was only a fraction of the average of 157 million people watching across television and digital platforms (Source: Twitter) Top News Twitter Inc attracted an average of 243000 viewers to Thursday’s National Football League livestream of the New York Jets triumph over the Buffalo Bills the first time the social media platform has broadcast an NFL game The event drew mostly praise from Twitter users and media experts have said the NFL deal helps Twitter maintain its position as a venue for live video Still the Twitter audience was only a fraction of the average of 157 million people watching across television and digital platforms according to NFL data of the game which the Jets won 37-31 Twitter’s arrangement with the NFL comes as sports fans increasingly rely on the internet to watch video at the expense of traditional cable and satellite connections The microblogging platform has struggled with user growth and advertising competition and livestreaming the games gives it a new avenue to attract users as it tries to catch up with rivals such as Facebook Inc Anheuser-Busch InBev SA Ford Motor Co Bank of America Corp and Verizon Communications were among the brands that ran video ads during the game’s livestream The deal with the NFL has the potential to reignite brands’ interest in working more with Twitter after it has had a bumpy ride over the past several months said Victor Pineiro senior vice president social media at Big Spaceship a Brooklyn New York-based digital ad agency “We still see a big role for it” he said For example there is an opportunity for brands to be part of the conversation around the games through sponsored tweets and other means said Edithann Ramey vice president marketing for Chili’s Grill and Bar a Dallas-based restaurant chain “It’s very intriguing to us in terms of the number of impression they bring and ways we can jump in and be part of the conversation” Ramey said Twitter is the second tech company to livestream an NFL game In October Yahoo Inc livestreamed a game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Buffalo Bills in London which attracted an average of 236 million viewers versus the 243000 in the Twitter game About 152 million viewers watched at least part of the game on Yahoo while a total of 23 million people tuned into Thursday’s game or pregame show on Twitter for at least three seconds according to the NFL The Yahoo game however was not broadcast on US TV nationwide and in some cases the stream automatically started playing on Yahoo websites For all the latest Technology News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The CBI on Mondaytold a special court here that the copies of the charge sheet and other documents have been handed over to the accused including Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal in a coal scam case FIle image of Congress leader and industrialist Naveen Jindal AFP The CBI told this to Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar who had earlier taken strong objection to non-supply of the papers by the central probe agency The judge then posted the matter for further hearing on 26 July The court had on 25 May granted bail to five accused named by the CBI in its supplementary charge sheet in the case which pertains to the allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand Those granted the relief were Jindal Steel’s adviser Anand Goel Gurgaon-based Green Infra’s vice-president Siddharth Madra Nihar Stocks Ltd Director BSN Suryanarayan Mumbai-based KE International’s chief financial officer Rajeev Aggarwal and Mumbai’s Essar Power Ltd executive vice-chairman Sushil Kumar Maroo The names of these five persons were given by Suresh Singhal a chartered accountant who was chargesheeted by the CBI as accused in the case but had later turned an approver The court had summoned the five new persons as accused after taking cognisance of the supplementary charge sheet filed by the CBI on 24 March Besides Jindal the case also involves former minister of state for coal Dasari Narayan Rao and ex-Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda as accused CBI had alleged that Koda had favoured Jindal group firms —Jindal Steel and Power Ltd (JSPL) and Gagan Sponge Iron Pvt Ltd (GSIPL) —in allocation of Amarkonda Murgadangal coal block in Jharkhand All the accused have denied the allegations levelled against them and said there was no evidence to show that there was any conspiracy during the coal block allocation process The CBI recently filed another charge sheet against Jindal and five others including Goel and Maroo for allegedly cheating the government by misrepresenting facts to get the Madhya Pradesh based Urtan North coal block They have been summoned as accused for 4 September in the case By: Thomson Reuters Foundation | Mumbai | Published: January 22 2016 12:57 pm India’s first and only LGBT community powered radio cab service ‘Wings Rainbow’ launched jointly by Humsafar Trust and Wings Travel members from the community will soon join Mumbais cabbies to ferry you across the city Express photo Related News Mumbai’s lesbian gay bisexual and transgender citizens will soon be able to drive private taxis in the city in a sign of the increasing acceptance of the marginalised community in India’s commercial capital A project launched by Wings Travels and community organisation Humsafar Trust will train up to 300 members of the LGBT community to drive cabs in the city The service to be called Wings Rainbow may then be expanded nationwide “The LGBT community especially transgenders have very few economic opportunities because of the huge stigma that they still face” said Pallav Patankar director of programmes at Humsafar Trust in Mumbai “We hope that this will set the ball rolling and that it will open up other such opportunities for them” (Also read:Spy agency MI5 Britain’s most LGBT-friendly employer) India’s Supreme Court recognised transgender as a legal third gender in April 2014 and in a landmark judgment lauded by human rights groups called on the government to ensure their equal treatment Despite this sexual minorities – especially transgender people who are more visible – have been driven to the fringes of society into begging and sex work and face discrimination in jobs and basic services such as health and education Wings Travels can place about 1500 LGBT drivers in its taxi fleet nationwide said Arun Kharat the company’s founder and director The travel and car rental company also operates a taxi service that employs retired army personnel and one with female drivers for women passengers “Driving a taxi is a way for these marginalised people who may not get so many opportunities to gain respectability and independence” Kharat said For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: November 2 2010 10:32 am Related News Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan may be busy shooting for ‘Don 2’ in Berlin but he rang in his 45th birthday in style todaypartying with his family and Hrithik Roshan in the German capital “Have not had so much fun on my 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