The Rajasthan Lokayukta received the highest number of complaints against the Revenue Department during 2017-18, while an inquiry into the irregularities in the Mining Department was conducted on his direction. Lokayukta Justice S.S. Kothari submitted the 32nd annual report to Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhavan here earlier this week.There were 885 complaints against the Revenue Department, followed by 860 against the Urban Development and Housing Department, 814 against the Police Department and 755 against the Rural Development Department.Justice Kothari pointed out that 4,312 cases were pending before him as on April 1, 2017, while 4,807 new cases were received during the year. Of the total of 9,119 cases, 5,107 were disposed of, he said.In 2016-17, 5,973 cases were disposed of, while 4,990 cases were resolved in 2015-16 and 3,756 in 2014-15. Justice Kothari said that the maximum 23,982 cases were received till February 28 this year during his tenure. Of them, 23,754 cases were disposed of.Relief providedDuring the last one year, the Lokayukta took cognisance in 27 cases and started action. In 791 cases, the complainants were provided relief, which was the maximum in the history of the Lokayukta institution in the State, said Justice Kothari.Disciplinary action was taken against 407 public servants as a result of action from the Lokayukta Secretariat during 2017-18. According to the sources in Raj Bhavan, the Governor praised the work performed by the Lokayukta. Meanwhile, the State government has extended the tenure of Justice Kothari by three years.
Commuters in Odisha’s Berhampur had a harrowing time on Tuesday as private bus owners’ association started an indefinite strike to protest against temporary relocation of the present bus stand of this major trading centre of the State.All private buses remained off the roads in Berhampur due to the strike called by Ganjam District Private Bus Operators’ Association. So, no private buses plied from Berhampur to other major places of Odisha like Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Rourkela, Sambalpur. However, city buses and those of the Odisha Road Transport Corporation continued their operations. This impasse has emerged following a notice of the Berhampur Development Authority (BeDA) to private bus owners to operate from the newly built Modern Bus Terminal at Haladiapadar on the outskirts of the city. As per the BeDA order, this shifting is for two months for renovation and repair work of the ‘new bus stand’ within the city limits. On Tuesday morning, entry and outlet points of the ‘new bus stand’ were dug up so that it could be no more be used by the passenger buses.But the private bus owners have opposed shifting of bus terminal to Haladiapadar. Secretary of GDPBOA, Santosh Pati said, members of their association were not ready to accept this shifting of bus terminal to Haldiapadar and decided to stop plying their buses till the bus stand within the city gets operational again.But administration is planning to completely shift the bus stand of the city to Haladiapadar and use the existing ‘new bus stand’ as ‘city bus stand’ with regular city buses service between it and Haladiapadar modern bus terminal. According to Ganjam district collector, Vijay Amruta Kulange, due to traffic congestion it is hard to accommodate large number of passenger buses on different roads within the city, so it has been decided to shift the bus stand to Haladiapadar.A meeting on Monday between officials of administration and members of private bus owners association failed to draw any results.
Isuzu SUV in IndiaJapanese automaker Isuzu Motors India plans to launch a new seven-seater Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) to compete against Toyota Innova in roughly two years time. This would lead to extension of Isuzu’s Asian rivalry with its fellow country manufacturer. The premium MPV, named RU30, will attempt to grab a pie from the growing MPV market in India and for this, it has committed an investment of Rs 3,000 crore into a local manufacturing facility in Sri City (Tada), Andhra Pradesh.Production of RU 30 is expected to start in October 2016. The launch is likely to take place in the subsequent festive season. Reportedly, Isuzu Motors India is planning to produce 40,000 units of the RU30 per year and 20,000 of the D-MAX pickup.Commenting on this development, Isuzu Motors India President and Managing Director Takashi Kikuchi said, “Isuzu has two products for the Indian market – the MU-7 in the SUV category and the D-MAX in the pickup segment. We have not yet finalised our detailed future product plan.” In addition, it also plans to localise its bestselling pickup truck D-MAX from Thailand in India.Isuzu RU30 is likely to join the league of new MPVs that are expected to hit the Indian roads at around the same time. While Toyota will be ready with its new generation Innova based on a global 640 A platform, Mahindra’s all new Xylo-U421 will be in the final stages of development. Apart from these, a few other compact MPVs from Hyundai Motor India and Mahindra are also expected.advertisementKikuchi says the company plans to step up localisation to 80% in the next two years and is currently selecting the best Indian suppliers. In addition, It is also gradually building its dealership network that is expected to grow to 60 dealers in the country. For this, Isuzu has hired the services of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), which will help to identify quality suppliers by the time these new products are launched.
New Delhi, Mar 15 (PTI) Defunct Kingfisher Airlines owes the Airport Authority of India (AAI) Rs 294.57 crore and three cases in the court have already been initiated in this regard, government said today. During the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that of these three cases, one is a recovery suit filed at the High Court in Mumbai while the other two are bounced cheque cases, which are slated to come up in court later this month. Total dues worth Rs 710.14 crore are owed by private airlines to the AAI, Raju said, adding among the other airlines which owed money to the AAI were Indigo (Rs 71.81 crore), Jet Airways (Rs 41.16 crore) and Spicejet (Rs 63.28 crore). As members pressed for more details, Raju said legal processes have been initiated and added that “this should not have ever happenned but we cannot set the clock back”. He said the government would try not to make the “mistakes of the previous government.” Upset at the Ministers remarks, Congress member Vijaylaxmi Sadho said rather than blaming the previous UPA regime, the government should say what it was doing to get the dues back. A Congress member also sought to know the amount owed by Air India to the AAI. The minister said Air India “owes a lot of money” and he would provide the details to the members. PTI ADS ARC
Analog Devices announced the Power by Linear LTM4661, a low power step-up µModule regulator in a 6.25 x 6.25 x 2.42mm BGA package. Only a few capacitors and one resistor are required to complete the design, and the solution occupies less than 1cm² single-sided or 0.5cm² on double-sided PCBs. The LTM4661 incorporates a switching DC/DC controller, MOSFETs, inductors and supporting components. The LTM4661 operates from a 1.8V to 5.5V input supply, and continues to operate down to 0.7V after start-up. The output voltage can be set by a single resistor ranging from 2.5V to 15V. The combination of the small, thin package and wide input and output voltage range is ideal for a wide range of applications including optical modules, battery-powered equipment, battery-based backup systems, bias voltage for power amps or laser diodes and small DC motors.The LTM4661 can deliver 4A continuously under 3.3VIN to 5VOUT, and 0.7A continuously under 3.3VIN to 12VOUT. The LTM4661 employs synchronous rectification, which delivers as high as 92% conversion efficiency (3.3VIN to 5VOUT). The switching frequency is 1MHz, and can also be synchronized to an external clock ranging from 500kHz to 1.5MHz. The LTM4661 1MHz switching frequency and dual phase single output architecture enable fast transient response to line and load changes and a significant reduction of output ripple voltage. The LTM4661 has three operation modes: Burst Mode® operation, forced continuous mode and external sync mode. The quiescent current in Burst Mode operation is only 25µA, which provides extended battery run time. For applications demanding the lowest possible noise operation, the forced continuous mode or external sync mode minimize possible interference of switching noise. The LTM4661 features an output disconnect during shutdown and inrush current limit at start-up. Fault protection features include short-circuit, overvoltage and overtemperature protection. The LTM4661 operates from –40 to 125℃ operating temperature.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ARBOR supplies IoT connected medical computing solutionsNext MicroEJ and Software Imaging announce strategic partnership in Asia
Berlusconi hits out at AC Milan after defeat to Interby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has hit out at his old team after defeat to Inter Milan.The Monza owner has questioned the hiring of Marco Giampaolo.”We didn’t advise anyone, Milan chose him and he had seemed to everyone to be a good Coach. I’ve never met him, so I cannot pass judgment.“Suso is a great champion, but he needs to play as a support striker or behind two strikers. He needs to be put in the right condition to receive the ball, which so far hasn’t happened.”Berlusconi had particularly snide remarks for current Milan directors Zvonimir Boban and Paolo Maldini.“Next question… Let’s just say that I cheered them on when they were players.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
The Governor-General said the awardees have used their talents to give back and help others, adding that they are ‘peddlers of hope’ in their communities, and were selected because of their acts of selfless giving and service to others. Story Highlights Eleven persons were presented with the Governor-General Achievement Awards (GGAA) for the County of Surrey on April 26 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew.They have been recognised for their contribution to their community and country.Speaking at the ceremony, Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, urged Jamaicans to be steadfast in their activities to create a brighter future for all.He implored members of the society to “take the necessary action and to embark on activities that will inspire our fellow Jamaicans, affirm our values and energise our people for voluntary service in building a brighter Jamaica”.The Governor-General said the awardees have used their talents to give back and help others, adding that they are ‘peddlers of hope’ in their communities, and were selected because of their acts of selfless giving and service to others.He reported that more than 920 awards have been presented to individuals since the programme was instituted 28 years ago.“Thousands of individuals and many communities have been transformed through the impact of the GGAA,” the Governor-General said.The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Inspiring and Energising Communities to Serve’.Award recipients between 18 and 35 years of age are selected based on their academic achievements, while persons 35 and above must demonstrate evidence of leadership through innovative and sustainable community projects that impact family, youth and education.The GGAA was established to acknowledge the meaningful contribution of individuals at the community level and to celebrate the success of persons who volunteer, while highlighting the impact of the recipients on community and national life. The GGAA was established to acknowledge the meaningful contribution of individuals at the community level and to celebrate the success of persons who volunteer, while highlighting the impact of the recipients on community and national life. Eleven persons were presented with the Governor-General Achievement Awards (GGAA) for the Country of Surrey on April 26 at the Terra Nova All-Suite Hotel in St. Andrew.
The members of an advisory committee to review options for used-tire processing have been appointed by Environment and Labour Minister Mark Parent. “We’ve carefully selected skilled, experienced individuals who will examine the province’s options for handling used tires from a variety of viewpoints,” said Mr. Parent. “The committee’s mandate is to identify a variety of ideas, and consider and report on the economic, social, health and industrial implications of each.” The four members of the committee are: — Louis LaPierre, Professor Emeritus, Université de Moncton. He held the K.C Irving Chair in Sustainable Development for eight years and is a former director of the Master in Environmental Studies program at the Université de Moncton. He has served on numerous committees, panels and councils for environmental and sustainability issues, nationally and internationally. –Mark Gibson, research scientist in the Atlantic Rural Centre, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University. He is actively engaged in the centre’s air pollution research activities, and has extensive experience with air pollution and environmental health – through his research and collaborative work. –Wilbert Langley, civil engineer and president, W.S. Langley Concrete and Materials Technology Inc. Mr. Langley’s projects include the Prince Edward Island Confederation Bridge, the Hoover Dam Bypass, and Hibernia development. His research in the use of fly ash and silica fume contributed to building of Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre and the Maritime Centre. Judith McMullen, executive director of Clean Nova Scotia. Ms. McMullen has developed and delivered hundreds of environmental projects with the Atlantic Coastal Action Program-Cape Breton. In her role at Clean Nova Scotia she leads programs that encourage Nova Scotians to work together to achieve a sustainable, environmentally-healthy society for future generations to enjoy. The committee members expect to have a better idea of when their report will be ready once they have completed their preliminary research and planning.
Riyadh- The six energy-rich Arab monarchies of the Gulf are seeking to strengthen ties with China, Gulf Cooperation Council chief Abdullatif al-Zayani said Wednesday after talks with the Chinese foreign minister.Zayani held talks in Saudi Arabia with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and expressed “GCC interest in bolstering friendship and cooperation ties with China,” a GCC statement said.Wang was quoted as saying that Beijing wants to “expand economic, trade and investment relations” with GCC countries and spoke of the “strategic cooperation and relations (it has) with the GCC”.Wang arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of a regional tour during which he also visit Israel, the Palestinian territories, Morocco and Algeria.Saudi media said he will be discussing with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saudi al-Faisal a “strategic partnership” between Beijing and Riyadh. It did not elaborate.Gulf monarchies are wary of Washington’s reluctance to provide military support to Syrian rebels and for its openness towards their regional archfoe Iran, and are looking to improve ties with other nations. The Sunni-ruled monarchies, like Western powers, fear that Iran may develop nuclear weapons under the cover of its disputed nuclear programme, which Iran insists is for peaceful purposes only.China, and the United States, are among the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, which along with Germany, negotiated a landmark nuclear deal with Iran.The GCC — Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia — has given a cautious welcome to the deal struck in November.
The report, Democracy in Latin America: Towards a Citizens’ Democracy, was launched today by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Lima. It noted that just 43 per cent of nearly 20,000 people polled in 18 countries across the continent fully supported democracy. Almost 55 per cent said they preferred an “authoritarian” regime over a “democratic” one if it could “resolve” their economic problems.Since 2000, four elected presidents in the region were forced to leave office before the formal end of their terms after suffering steep falls in public support.In a video message to the launch, Mr. Annan described the crisis of confidence in democracy in the region as “very sad. More important, it is wrong. The solution to Latin America’s ills does not lie in a return to authoritarianism. It lies in a stronger and deeper-rooted democracy.”He said Latin America had taken great strides in the past 25 years, removing numerous authoritarian regimes and also combating inflation, reducing child and maternal mortality, and attracting greater foreign investment.The average Electoral Democracy Index – which measures democracy according to the right to vote, fair elections, free elections, and elections as a means to public office – in Latin America improved from 0.28 in 1977 to 0.93 (out of a maximum rating of 1) in 2002.But Mr. Annan noted that crime rates remain disturbing, poverty is widespread, especially among indigenous communities and those of African descent, and economic growth is low.The report’s authors recommend States try to build a new legitimacy, where citizens feel they can exercise their full rights, and for making sure that solutions to problems are pursued within democratic institutions, and not outside.
“The delegates committed to sport as an entry point towards achievement of the MDGs within the framework of the International Year of Sport and Physical Education, and pledged to work towards a future where Africa controls its resources and can offer these to aid building a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world,” Djibril Diallo, co-chair of the summit and Director of the UN Office of Sport for Development and Peace, said in a statement.The MDGs are a set of eight targets drawn up at the UN Millennium Summit five years ago to slash a host of socio-economic ills by 2015, including halving extreme poverty and hunger, cutting child mortality rates by two-thirds, and achieving universal primary education and access to health services. Delegates at the Ifrane summit, held from 18 to 23 August, called on governments, the UN system, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society groups to integrate sport into their development agenda and to dedicate more resources to “sport for all” initiatives at home and abroad, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said in a statement.They also committed to working with their regional chairs, those from other regions and the organizers toward the Global Youth Leadership Summit at the UN in New York in August 2006.
TORONTO – One-third of Canadian respondents to a new survey admit their financial plans include counting on a future injection of good luck, either by winning the lottery or receiving a large inheritance.The poll commissioned by Credit Canada Debt Solutions and Capital One Canada found that nearly two in 10, or 18 per cent, of those polled say they believe winning the lottery will contribute to their financial plan, while one in 10 say they expect a large inheritance to help out.“It’s troubling to see so many Canadians putting more trust in the lottery than sound financial planning, but I see the effects every day in our agency,” said Laurie Campbell, CEO of Credit Canada Debt Solutions.“Canadians need to recognize that there is no magic solution to gaining control of their finances. It means hard work and sticking to a budget determined by income.”The survey comes as Canadian household debt sits at an all time high and other reports indicate many Canadians are realizing they have not saved adequately for retirement.It also found that more than two-thirds of those asked have felt anxious or lost sleep thinking about their finances in the past year and another two-thirds admitted to spending beyond their monthly budgets.Rob Livingston, president, Capital One Canada said the findings support the need to ramp up financial literacy programs.“Overspending is a real issue for many Canadians and even though they know what to do, a quarter of us are still not confident we can stick to a monthly budget.”Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has been pushing Canadians to better understand their finances since creating a federal financial literacy task force in the 2009 budget.At the same time, however, the Bank of Canada has held its key lending rate — which forms the basis for banks’ prime rates for lending — at one per cent for last 17 consecutive rate announcements, which has contributed to an unsustainable run-up in home prices and risky levels of household debt.In a recent revision, Statistics Canada has placed household credit market debt at 163 per cent of income, about the level reached in the United States before the housing crash of 2007-08.The online survey of 822 Canadians was conducted by Mark Binns Consulting between August and September.The polling industry’s professional body, the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association, says online surveys cannot be assigned a margin of error because they do not randomly sample the population. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Many Canadians rely on winning lottery or inheritance for financial plan: poll by The Canadian Press Posted Oct 30, 2012 6:06 pm MDT
“We are enhancing our capacity to assist vulnerable migrants stranded in Northern Agadez, towards the Niger-Libya border,” said Giuseppe Loprete, Niger Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in press release issued today.“Saving lives in the desert is becoming more urgent than ever. Since the beginning of the year we have been receiving frequent calls to rescue victims who embark on this route,” Loprete added.A 22-year-old woman was the only female among the survivors of a rescue mission on 28 May. She left Nigeria in early April hoping for a better future in Europe. There were 50 migrants on the pick-up truck when it left Agadez for Libya, but only six are still alive today.“We were in the desert for ten days. After five days, the driver abandoned us. He left with all of our belongings, saying he was going to pick us up in a couple of hours, but he never did,” she recalled.During the next two days, 44 of the migrants died which persuaded the six left to start walking to look for help. “We had to drink our own pee to survive,” she said. We had to drink our own pee to survive.SurvivorOn 9 June, another 92 migrants were also rescued through an IOM search and rescue operation; among them were 30 women and children.More recently, 24 migrants were taken to Seguedine, where one died on arrival. Among the 23 survivors are migrants from Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire. It was not clear for how long they had been walking in the deserts of central Niger. They had been in a group of 75 migrants in three different cars, eventually abandoned by smugglers during the journey north. IOM has recorded 52 deaths since it launched a new project “Migrants Rescue and Assistance in Agadez Region” (MIRAA) in April. The project will last for 12 months, and aims to ensure the protection of migrants in hard-to-reach areas while also strengthening the management of migration by the Government of Niger.MIRAA is complementary to the larger initiative “Migrant Resource and Response Mechanism” (MRRM), which aims to bring together in one mechanism a wide range of services and assistance for migrants, including assisted voluntary return to their countries of origin and reintegration once they return.
NEW YORK — Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on NFL waivers Monday, three days after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.The star running back was cut Friday after TMZ released a video showing him pushing and kicking a woman during a February incident at a Cleveland hotel.Police did not charge Hunt with a crime, but the Chiefs released him for being untruthful with them about what happened.Hunt currently is on the commissioner’s exempt list and cannot play even if another team signs him. The NFL says it is continuing its investigation.Hunt, the NFL’s leading rusher as a rookie in 2017, almost certainly would be fined and suspended by the NFL under its personal conduct policy should he find another team.Last month, the Redskins claimed linebacker Reuben Foster off waivers after he was released by the San Francisco 49ers following a domestic violence arrest in Tampa, Florida. He also went on the exempt list and is facing league suspension. Washington drew criticism for the signing, and coach Jay Gruden admitted Foster might never play for the Redskins.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLThe Associated Press
OSU redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic (17) awaits a pitch during a game against Northwestern on March 25 at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost 6-5.Credit: Edward Sutelan | For The LanternOn a frigid sub-40 degree night in Columbus, the bats of the Ohio State baseball team came out a bit cold and could not heat up when it mattered most.In the Big Ten opener for both teams, Northwestern (6-16, 1-0) outlasted the Buckeyes (12-7-1, 0-1) with two runs in the top of the ninth to hold on for a 6-5 victory at Bill Davis Stadium.For the second straight game, the Buckeyes fell behind the opposing team 4-0 before they were able to score a run.OSU was held scoreless by the Wildcats until the sixth inning when senior third baseman Nick Sergakis blasted a two-run home run to left field, driving in redshirt junior Jacob Bosiokovic. In the eighth inning, Sergakis drove in Dawson on a single to right field before later being driven in himself by a bases-loaded walk to sophomore Tre’ Gantt.“We had quality at-bats in the first five innings or so, but it’s about stringing those together,” Sergakis said. “When we have started off hot, we’ve been real good. We put up runs and it’s a momentum thing. It’s hard to get yourself going when you’re going up there and you’re getting your second at-bat in the fourth inning.”The issues on offense do not just stem from a lack of offense early. On Friday, the offense saw all five runs and six of the team’s seven hits coming from the top five hitters in the lineup. Sergakis said he knows that in order for his team to take the next step, it needs to get contributions from up and down the lineup.“It’s harder when two hits has to score a run,” Sergakis said. “We need to be able to go up there and we need one through nine to come in and just all take quality at-bats, hit the ball hard, and try to do whatever they can to get on base, because that’s when everything turns around.”Junior starting pitcher Tanner Tully was not off to his usual self to begin the game. After beginning his three-year career at OSU having only issued 26 walks in 198.0 innings and only four all season, Tully matched his season total and issued a career-high four free passes. OSU coach Greg Beals embellished on Tully’s struggles after the game.“Tanner was up in the zone, and that doesn’t have anything to do with the catcher,” Beals said. “Tanner, especially the last inning, he put a zero up in the last inning, but he was up in the zone quite a bit and that’s what kind of led us to making the switch with him . . . His elbow was under the ball, pushing the ball uphill a bit.”While Bosiokovic returned to the lineup for the first time in 10 days after dealing with a hamstring injury, the Buckeyes might have lost another key player to their team. In the ninth inning, redshirt sophomore closer Yianni Pavlopoulos was struck in the leg by a line drive to the first batter he faced. Beals said that while the injury could limit his playing time in the next few days, he hopes he should be back soon.“Yianni got hit in the calf,” Beals said. “It’s muscular. I imagine it will be sore for a couple of days, but it shouldn’t be long term.”The next game for the Buckeyes is scheduled to begin at 3:05 p.m. on Saturday at Bill Davis Stadium. That contest is the second in a three-game series against Northwestern. Redshirt sophomore Adam Niemeyer is lined up to start for the Buckeyes.
In his letter to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Mr Mercer said Mr Shiner’s behaviour “cannot be right” and asked for an investigation into whether the lawyer had “transgressed the boundaries of English law”.Human rights lawyer Mr Shiner, who ran the now-defunct Public Interest Lawyers (PIL), was struck off after 12 charges of misconduct were found proved against him by a panel of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. Disgraced Iraq human rights lawyer Phil ShinerCredit:AFP Show more A former soldier who led a damning parliamentary inquiry into the Iraq Historical Allegations Team (Ihat) probe has called for police to investigate a lawyer at the centre of the row.Tory MP Johnny Mercer has written to Scotland Yard asking for an investigation into Phil Shiner, the disgraced solicitor who was struck off after being found to have acted dishonestly in bringing murder and torture claims against British Iraq War veterans. Show more Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced on Friday that the £60 million Ihat probe would be wound up after the cross-party investigation led by former Army officer Mr Mercer delivered its scathing report.The sub-committee of the Commons Defence Committee said the probe had subjected serving and retired troops to “deeply disturbing” treatment and had “directly harmed” UK defences.The MPs set out a litany of failures in the way the Ministry of Defence, which created Ihat, handled the probe.They blamed the department for empowering law firms to generate cases that lacked credibility on an “industrial scale”.And they criticised it for “serious” failings after it handed over more than £110,829 to Abu Jamal, an Iraqi middleman, while he was employed by PIL. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. In five of those charges, the 60-year-old was found to have acted dishonestly.In the letter to Sir Bernard, reported by The Sun, Mr Mercer said: “It is not for the law authorities to account for the undoubtedly devastating effect this has had on the lives of those accused by Shiner and his firm, but given the charges proved against Mr Shiner, I would ask you whether any of these actions, or any not considered in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal proceedings, but unearthed elsewhere, have transgressed the boundaries of English law.”Explaining his decision to write the letter, Mr Mercer said “I do not do it lightly” but “after working so closely around this issue for a sustained period I am brought to the conclusion that this simply cannot be right”.
A collaborative partnership between Maptek and LlamaZOO will deliver advanced data visualisation in 3D and VR to mining customers. Mining technology developer Maptek and augmented reality experts LlamaZOO are teaming together to bring digital twinning and advanced 3D data visualisation to the mining industry. “At Maptek we’re all about building on our legacy of innovative approaches to how customers interact with their technical and operational mine models,” said Maptek Core Technologies Product Manager Chris Green. “The collaboration with LlamaZOO exemplifies our support of initiatives that really make a difference to industry.”LlamaZOO Interactive is an award-winning software studio developing 3D interactive data visualisation solutions for enterprise and industry 4.0. LlamaZOO specialises in centralising disparate spatial datasets and making the information actionable for all stakeholders through real-time engaging 3D and VR/AR. Maptek stakeholders within customer networks will be able to interact with their spatial data in high resolution 3D, in a format typically only seen with high-end video games, but with actionable real-world data.“Imagine viewing live data, such as trucks and shovels, loaded train cars and material stockpiles, in real-time. Displaying real-time grade control data over scheduling activities provides critical information in context,” added Green. “Live and interactive simulation of scenarios via a digital twin of the real mining environment can provide surprising insights. Virtually a risk-free mode for decision-making.” LlamaZOO leverages developing and creating compelling, interactive 3D experiences from the gaming industry to solve real-world problems for innovative companies. LlamaZOO MineLife VR fuses complex geospatial and mine planning data with IoT data into an interactive, life-sized virtual replica of the planned, current, and future states of a mine site.“Users can explore an entire operation from source to port or facility, see hypothetical scenarios and real-time data, create a variety of presentation media such as 360-degree images, flight paths and export these to other more traditional media access points such as web,” said LlamaZOO CEO, Charles Lavigne. “Integrating this capability with the artificial intelligence and machine learning development Maptek is already undertaking, synthesises digital data into a powerful, enterprise level solution,” Green concluded.
Share410 Tweet Email1 Wednesday will be warmest in the northwest of the country as winds veer further to the southeast during the course of the day. Temperatures up to 26 degrees at best in the afternoon there. Country-wide temperatures will be between 20 and 24 degrees. There’ll be good sunny spells with the risk of a passing shower in the morning. Mostly dry overnight.Read: ‘We’re being called Trump militia. It’s something I’m probably going to wear as a badge now’ >Read: Huge Portugal forest fire kills 43 and injures dozens more > Temperatures to reach 26 degrees today as fine spell to stay well into next week This is not a drill. Take out the barbecue as it will not rain* (it may rain somewhere) Jun 18th 2017, 9:55 AM Short URL 19 Comments Sunday 18 Jun 2017, 9:55 AM Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie http://jrnl.ie/3450410 By Garreth MacNamee 25,798 Views THE FINE STRETCH of weather is to continue into next week as forecasters predict that temperatures will remain in the mid 20s until Thursday.According to Met Éireann, it will be warm and sunny for the whole day with highest temperatures of between 22 and 26 degrees with Leinster and Munster expected to get the best of it.It’s a similar story for Monday through Wednesday but temperatures could reach as high as 27 degrees in the Munster region.The northeast wind will be light, though, and most of the country will continue dry.A Met Éireann forecaster said: “It’ll be cloudier in the north with the possibility of a passing shower, but there’ll be good sunshine for much of the country. Tuesday night will be dry, and mild and humid too with lowest temperatures overnight between 12 and 15 degrees. Image: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article
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HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset with Official Cloud Carrying Case for $49.99 at Amazon (List price: $94.98).SNES Classic for $79.99 at Amazon.Instant Pot Ultra 8-Quart 1200W 10-in-1 Stainless Steel Electric Pressure Cooker for $119.95 at Amazon (List price: $179.95).Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 Solid State Drive for $159.99 at Amazon (List price: $249.99).Ring Video Doorbell Pro with 1080p Camera and 2-Way Audio for $174 at Amazon (List price: $249).Anova Sous Vide 900W Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Precision Sous Vide Cooker for $108.96 at Amazon (List price: $149.99).iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi and Alexa for $229.99 at Amazon (List price: $349.99).Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Wired Headphones for $125 at Amazon (List price: $299).23andme DNA Ancestry and Genetic Health Kit Report for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $199).Blink XT 2 Camera Home Security System for $139.99 (3 Camera for $230, 5 Camera for $350) at Amazon (List price: $229.99).Ecovacs Deebot N79S Wi-Fi Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $169.98 at Amazon (Clip $10 Coupon – List price: $299.98).Amazon Cloud Cam 1080p Wi-Fi Security Camera for $59.99 at Amazon (List price: $119.99).Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote for $19.99 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).Crucial MX500 2TB 3D NAND SATA 2.5-inch SSD for $319 at Amazon (List price: $433).3 Month Subscription for Amazon Kindle Unlimited for $0.99 at Amazon (List price: $9.99/month).SanDisk Ultra 128GB MicroSDXC Flash Card for $23.88 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).Ring Spotlight Cam 1080p Wire-Free Wi-Fi Smart Security Camera with Rechargeable Battery, 2-Way Talk for $139.99 at Amazon (List price: $199).$5 Amazon Credit Bonus with $25 Amazon Gift Card Purchase at Amazon (Coupon code: GCPRIME18).Fire TV 4K Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote for $34.99 at Amazon (List price: $69.99).Lightning DealsElectronics Lightning Deals.Gaming Lightning Deals.Smart Home Lightning Deals.Tools and Home Improvement Lightning Deals.Camera Lightning Deals.Laptops and Computer Lightning Deals.Kitchen Gadget Lightning Deals.Smart Watch Lightning Deals.Amazon DevicesEcho Dot Bluetooth Speaker for $29.99 at Amazon (List price: $49.99).Echo Smart Speaker (2nd Gen) for $69.99 at Amazon (List price: $99.99).Echo Spot 3.5-inch Touchscreen Smart Speaker for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $129.99).Echo Plus Smart Speaker with Smart Home Hub for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $149.99).Echo Show 7-inch Touchscreen and Speaker for $129.99 at Amazon (List price: $229.99).Fire TV Stick Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote for $19.99 at Amazon (List price: $39.99).Fire TV 4K Streaming Media Player with Alexa Voice Remote for $34.99 at Amazon (List price: $69.99).Fire TV Cube 4K Streaming Media Player for $89.99 at Amazon (List price: $119.99).Fire HD 10 32GB 10.1-inch 1080p Tablet with Special Offers for $99.99 at Amazon (List price: $149.99).Fire HD 8 16GB 8-inch Tablet with Special Offers for $49.99 at 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Smart Thermostat with 3 Room Sensors (Alexa Compatible) for $199.99 at Amazon (List price: $289).Kwikset Convert Smart Lock Conversion Kit with Amazon Cloud Cam for $139.99 at Amazon (List price: $269.98).Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Starter Kit (2-Pack) for $119.89 at Amazon (List price: $159.89).Rachio Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Controller (2nd Gen, 16-Zone) for $149.99 at Amazon (List price: $249.99).Philips Hue 2 Color Bulb 2nd Gen Dimmable Starter Kit and Echo Dot for $119.99 at Amazon (List price: $199.98).iRobot Roomba 671 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi and Alexa for $229.99 at Amazon (List price: $349.99).Ecovacs Deebot M80 Pro Wi-Fi Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop and Brushroll for $184.74 at Amazon (Clip $30 Coupon – List price: $229.99).Ecovacs Deebot N79S Wi-Fi Smart Robotic Vacuum Cleaner for $169.98 at Amazon (Clip $10 Coupon – List price: $299.98).Netgear Arlo Wireless 720p Security Cam Kit (6-Pack) for $399.99 at Amazon.Ring Spotlight Cam 1080p Wire-Free Wi-Fi Smart Security Camera with Rechargeable Battery, 2-Way Talk for $139.99 at Amazon (List price: $199).Blink XT 2 Camera Home Security System for $139.99 (3 Camera for $230, 5 Camera for $350) at Amazon (List price: $229.99).Blink Indoor 1 Camera Home Security System for $69 (2 Camera for $100, 3 Camera for $150) at Amazon (List price: $99).More Smart Home Deals here.Prime Credit Card DealsExtra 15% off Samsung 2018 LED and QLED HDTVs when you use your Amazon Prime Credit Card.65-inch Samsung UN65NU6500 Curved 4K UHD LED HDTV (2018) for $1188.29 (List price: $1799.99).65-inch Samsung 6-Series QLED QN65Q6F QLED Smart HDTV (2018) for $1443.29 (List price: $1697.99).55-inch Samsung 7-Series QLED QN55Q7F 4K UHD Smart HDTV (2018) for $1443.29 at Amazon (List price: $1899.99).55-inch Samsung 7-Series QLED Curved QN55Q7C 4K UH LED Smart HDTV (2018) for $1528.29 at Amazon (List price: $1997.99).65-inch Samsung 9-Series QLED QN65Q9F 4K UHD LED Smart HDTV (2018) for $2973.29 at Amazon (List price: 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$69.99 at Amazon (list price $149.99).JBL LSR305 5-inch 2-Way Powered Studio Monitor for $89.99 at Amazon (List price: $199).Ultimate Ears BLAST Portable Wi-Fi Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Alexa for $89.99 at Amazon (List price: $129.05).Edifier R1280T 42W Powered Bookshelf Speakers for $69.99 at Amazon (List price: $99.99).Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones for $98 at Amazon (List price: $198).Audio-Technica ATH-M40x Professional Monitor Headphones for $74.25 at Amazon (List price: $99).Sonos One Smart Speakers with Alexa and Bonus $50 Amazon Gift Card for $199 at Amazon (List price: $249).Logitech Z906 5.1ch 500W THX-Certified Speaker System for $199.99 at Amazon (List price: $399).Logitech MX Sound 2.0 24W Bluetooth Stereo Speakers for $69.99 at Amazon (List price: $99.99).Blue Yeti USB Microphone for $89 at Amazon (List price: $129).Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Wired Headphones for $125 at Amazon (List price: $299).More Headphones and Audio 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NFIB small business association to join campaign to repeal gas tax hike July 11, 2018 Ed Lenderman, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsCARMEL VALLEY (KUSI) – Supporters of the Gas Tax Repeal Initiative are touting what they says is an important endorsement.An association said to be the largest representative of small and independent businesses, in California and the nation, is joining the repeal campaign. The initiative recently qualified for the November ballot.Carl DeMaio, the principal organizer of the repeal, says the endorsement by the National Federation of Independent Businesses is important because it represents a “business-group’s break” with Governor Brown. DeMaio was live on Good Morning San Diego and told KUSI’s Ed Lenderman that the Governor and legislators in Sacramento have threatened business groups if they aren’t neutral or if they support the tax.According to DeMaio, they say their offices will be closed to groups that support the repeal and, what’s more, won’t allow the groups to get legislation done. DeMaio says a trucking association cancelled his appearance at the Governor’s request.“The gas and car tax hikes will hit California small business owners hard and will lead to higher prices for every Californian. We are pleased that NFIB is standing up to Governor Jerry Brown and Sacramento politicians to fight for small businesses and every California consumer by supporting Yes on Prop 6 to repeal the gas tax.”— Carl DeMaio, Chairman of Reform California and Yes on Prop 6 – Gas Tax Repeal Campaign.RELATED STORY: Carl DeMaio gives update on Gas Tax Hike Repeal InitiativeGovernor Brown has called the measure flawed and dangerous. For more information, click here. Ed Lenderman Updated: 11:52 AM Posted: July 11, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Carl DeMaio, Gas Tax, Gas Tax Repeal Initiative FacebookTwitter