Hurricane Maria hits Barbados

first_img Barbados Prime Minister speaks to country ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian; said country is preparing for 6-12 feet storm surge Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBarbados, September 18th, 2017 – Bridgetown – Hurricane Maria is currently making its way through Barbados. At 11am today, the national hurricane center confirmed that the eye of the storm was located near 14.7 degrees north, 60.1 degrees wear north-northwest of the island.Hurricane Maria is currently moving with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph with higher gusts predicted for the next 48 hours. Hurricane Maria is now a category 3 hurricane and is rapidly strengthening as it moves it way toward the Leeward Islands.As a result, Barbados will remain under a tropical storm watch with flood warnings until 6pm today. Magnetic Media understands that areas in St. Andrew are currently flooded. The met office has also predicated that Hurricane Maria will likely hit other islands such as the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and may even target Turks and Caicos by the end of this week.Story By: Kay-Marie Fletcher Multi-millionaire Barbados businessmen arrested in $3m drug bust, yacht suspected in drug trafficking Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:#HurricaneMaria, #HurricaneWatch, #LeewardIslands, #magneticmedianews, barbados FortisTCI announces bid to hike electricity bills, cites record $42m response to hurricanes as destabilizinglast_img read more

Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Man from violent arrest video sentenced for resisting arrest and robbery Posted: July 20, 2019 July 20, 2019 KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man who was seen being repeatedly hit by San Diego police officers in a widely-viewed video was sentenced to more than four years yesterday.20-year-old Trenelle Cannon plead guilty to resisting arrest and separate robbery and burglary charges.Back in May, a video surfaced of police punching Cannon during his arrest. The video raised concerns of police brutality and excessive use of force. The police then responded to the video saying it didn’t show Cannon tackling an officer moments before.No one suffered serious injuries during the arrest. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Minteye offers notype CAPTCHA as a security twist

first_img Explore further The user has to move the slider until the user sees the image as normal. Minteye kicks in to see if the user moved the slider to the correct position and alerts the website that the user is human so that further navigation can occur. The company said it built its product on a cross-technology platform. Its SLIDING CAPTCHA supports common Web languages such as PHP, Java and ASP.NET and plugins for content management systems such as WordPress and Drupal.The slide-to-fit CAPTCHA has a success-rate of 94 percent, impressive if compared to the industry standard of 76 percent for text-based tests. Enabling user happiness in not having to struggle with repeat efforts to translate CAPTCHA strings, however, is only a part of the company’s mission. With offices in North Bergen, New Jersey, and Tel Aviv, Minteye is presenting this solution as a way to monetize the CAPTCHA process for site owners and advertisers.A product name in the image would be the money-maker that wins users and influences better brand recognition. The company’s mission is “to combine CAPTCHA security technology with advertising.” Minteye’s team says it is “dedicated to delivering nonintrusive advertising products that overcome online advertising blindness.”The SLIDING CAPTCHA is designed to work with a mouse or with a finger slide, which means it would be just as able to operate on a tablet and smartphone as on a mouse-connected PC. In turn, the company believes it has the potential of becoming an appealing opportunity for CAPTCHA-seeking industry players in mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Site owners get a share of advertising revenues. Advertisers use the tool customized to their targeted audience and budget.CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. The test is attributed to a Carnegie Mellon University computer science graduate student and his advisor in 2000 who wanted to provide a security tool that could safeguard web sites from automated bot attacks and spammers. As such, it has become an effective way for site owners to make sure that a submission for registration is coming from a real person. Nonetheless, a staunch belief in security circles is that 100 percent CAPTCHA security would only be fiction. As for the slide technique that is being presented by Minteye, similar doubt is expressed outside Minteye that computers, not humans, will always remain stumped by this process. Speaking in Technology Review, however, Gadi Hadar, the CEO of Minteye, is also not harboring any illusions. He said there is no CAPTCHA in the world that cannot be cracked. CAPTCHA evokes sympathetic (aka correct) response Citation: Minteye offers no-type CAPTCHA as a security twist (2012, December 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-12-minteye-no-type-captcha.html © 2012 Phys.orglast_img read more

Showcasing stunning crafts

first_imgOne can welcome the new year by visiting an exciting  crafts mela as the Dastkari Haat Samiti is going to hold the 30th edition of its annual Dastkari Haat Craft Bazaar, where more than 170 craftsmen from villages, towns and cities across India will be bringing together different crafts to the national Capital. The mela which will begin from Jan 1, 2016 at Dilli Haat, will highlight crafts like shell craft, basketry, mat weaving, handloom textile weaving, hyacinth grass weaving and jewellery, which are crafted by the craftsmen of Myanmar.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The group of women will exhibit the world famous Pathein umbrellas, puppets, velvet slippers, lacquer work and jade items. The mela will be held in collaboration with Dastkari Haat Samiti and supported by Ministry of External Affairs, Embassy of India in Myanmar, Corriandar Leaf, Yangon and Air India.  Myanmar craftsmen will also be  at Dilli Haat for a crafts and skill development workshop. The crafts mela promises to be one of its kind, where new design developments will take place in collaboration with craftsmen from Myanmar and India.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThere will also be live demonstration of the weaving looms, from more than 12 states along with National and state-awardees from Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu Kashmir, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and others. A unique feature of the crafts mela will be that the visitors will be able to interact, learn, appreciate and explore Indian and Burmese handicrafts and textiles. The entire fortnight’s collaboration will result in new product designs, long term friendships and shall provide unique inputs to the crafts sector while enhancing economic wellbeing and diplomatic ties at the ground level. Jaya Jaitly said, “The Samiti has constantly worked towards expanding opportunities for craftsmen as conservationists of Indian heritage. The Samiti’s artisan-members have travelled all over and collaborated with local artisans in other developing nations to create utility-based and market-friendly products. We aim similar participation for the Myanmar crafts as well.”  The opportunity provided by the Samiti has enabled many members to travel across the globe and collaborate with artisans in other developing nations, creating products that are utility-based and market-friendly.The folk and cultural performances, which will take place between 11 am and 8 pm, will showcase a myriad of folk music from Rajasthan, the exotic Kalbelia gypsy dance, Langa group, Bhavai performers with a number of earthen pots balanced on their head and the tribal martial Chhau dancers from West Bengal. With elements like these, the crafts bazaar by Dastkari Haat Samili promises to be a cultural treat. Jaya Jaitly, Founder Dastkari Haat Samiti, has been working relentlessly with diverse craftsmen across the country to produce beautiful, economical and purposeful crafts, for more than four decades. A strong propagator of bringing Indian goods to the forefront, she has been innovating newer ways to sustain crafts and its practitioners. To give credence to her philosophy, Jaitly also Founded the immensely popular Dilli Haat, where she organises the eagerly awaited yearly cafts mela.When: January 1 to 15Where: Dilli Haat, opp INA Market, New Delhi Timings: 11am – 9pmlast_img read more

General secys other members of new TMCP committee announced

first_imgKOLKATA: Goutam Bhattacharya and Kunal Samanta along with Abir Noiyogi, Samik Roy Adhikari and Subhasish Chakraborty have been made the general secretaries of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) on Wednesday. It announced the names of secretaries and district presidents. Earlier, Trinankur Bhattacharya was made the president of the TMCP replacing Jaya Dutta. Wahida Khatun, Tirthankar Kundu and Bubai Bose have been designated as the secretaries of Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP). Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe TMCP also announced the names of district presidents. Biswajit Roy, Amit Saha, Gopal Roy and Habibur Rahaman have been appointed as the district presidents of North Kolkata, South 24-Parganas, Hooghly and Howrah rural respectively. For Howrah Urban, West Burdwan, East Medinipore, Bankura and Murshidabad, the district presidents are Tufan Ghosh, Koushik Mondol, Anwesha Jana, Chumki Bandyopadhyay and Vismadeb Karmakar respectively. The district presidents for Malda, Nadia, North Dinajpur, East Burdwan, West Medinipur, Alipurduar and Central Kolkata are Prasun Roy, Suranjan Chatterjee, Sourik Mukherjee, Anup Kar, Md Saddam Hossain, Sourav Chakraborty, Sanjay Ghosh and Sunakanta Chakraborty respectively. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee had earlier announced the formation of a new TMCP committee. The main purpose of the committees will be to improve the quality of education in colleges. However, they will not have any role in the college admission.last_img read more

Just a week of painkiller use may up heart attack risk

first_imgUsing commonly prescribed painkillers such as ibuprofen and diclofenac for just a week can increase the risk of a heart attack by up to 50 per cent, a new study warns.According to the study published in the BMJ journal, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat pain and inflammation could be raising risk of having a heart attack as early as in the first week of use and especially within the first month of taking high doses of such medication. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfPrevious studies suggested that NSAIDs could increase the risk of heart attack, but the timing of the risk, the effect of dose, treatment duration, and the comparative risks between NSAIDs were poorly understood.Researchers, led by Michele Bally of the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) in Canada, set out to characterise the risks of heart attack associated with use of oral NSAIDs under real life practice circumstances.They carried out a review of relevant studies from various healthcare databases including those from Canada, Finland and the UK. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThey analysed results on 446,763 people of whom 61,460 had a heart attack. The NSAIDs of interest to the researchers were celecoxib, the three main traditional NSAIDs (diclofenac, ibuprofen, and naproxen), and rofecoxib.Researchers presented their results as probabilities of having a heart attack. They looked at various scenarios corresponding to how people might routinely use these drugs.The study found that taking any dose of NSAIDs for one week, one month, or more than a month was associated with an increased risk of heart attack. Naproxen was associated with the same risk of heart attack as that documented for other NSAIDs. With celecoxib, the risk was lower than for rofecoxib and was comparable to that of traditional NSAIDs.Overall the increase in risk of a heart attack is about 20 to 50 per cent if using NSAIDs compared with not using these medications. To put this in perspective, as a result of this increase, the risk of heart attack due to NSAIDs is on average about one per cent annually.The type of analysis the researchers used allowed them to conclude with greater than 90 per cent probability that all NSAIDs studied are associated with a heightened risk of heart attack.Further analysis suggested that the risk of heart attack associated with NSAID use was greatest with higher doses and during the first month of use.With longer treatment duration, risk did not seem to continue to increase but the researchers caution that they did not study repeat heart attacks such that it remains prudent to use NSAIDs for as short time as possible.last_img read more

Children too catch poll fever play votevote game

first_imgKolkata: The children have trespassed into the domain of the adults but their parents do not mind, at least in this case. As the lion’s share of reports in media, particularly television, and discussions among people in public transport and at home revolves around the on-going Lok Sabha elections, children take note and improvise it in their own way. They have invented a new game — the “vote-vote game” — that they play in their pool car while going to or returning from school. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: Mamata”Our parents say vote is very important. But we cannot vote till we grow up. So we are playing vote-vote game,” said Samadrita, a 10-year-old girl who studies in class 5. She plays this new game with her friends in the pool car — Trisrota, Nabanita, Ayush, Vidissa, Soumili and others — who are students of two-three schools in the north eastern part of Kolkata. Asked to whom people vote, they said in unison: “Parties”. They do know names of parties. “Trinamool… BJP… Congress..,” said Nabanita, a class 4 student. They came to know from their parents that someone becomes the prime minister after election. So, how is this vote-vote game? Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”We divide ourselves into two parties and elect a prime minister. All of us has to listen to the prime minister,” 7-year-old Soumili was serious. Trisrota said they elect the prime minister by raising their hands and counting them. And in case of a tie, the “driver uncle” of the pool car is entitled to a casting vote. “Even I have to listen to the prime minister. I play the song the prime minister wants to listen to. The prime minister also gets the first share of tiffin,” Prabir Haldar, 30, who drives a pool car, said with a smile. Parents of these children said their wards get excited to inform them about the result of the game. “My son was very excited after returning from school the other day. He was elected the prime minister,” said Shrabani Dutta, mother of Ayush, a class 3 student. “He asked a lot of questions about elections and political parties. He even asked to which party I am going to vote,” she said. Psychologist Shreya Ghosh said children are by nature curious and they learn from their surroundings. “But parents must take care that the game remains as such. Children try to emulate what they see. They should not indulge in the ugly sides of elections like fights,” she said.last_img read more