Suranjoy to open India’s boxing campaign today

first_imgOne year ago at the Asian Championships in Zhuhai, China, when flyweight Indian boxer Mayengbam Suranjoy clinched the title, he ended India’s 15-year long gold drought.This time around, when the Manipuri will step into the ring to begin his Asian Games campaign against Chatchai Butdee of Thailand at the Foshan Gymnasium in Guangzhou on Tuesday, he will be the best bet for India to help them end their 12-yearlong gold-less run at the Asiad Games.Digko Singh was the last Indian to win a gold at the 1998 Bangkok Asian Games. Now, as Suranjoy bids for the gold, his claim doesn’t look unrealistic.The 24-year-old boxer has clinched seven gold medals, including one at the recent Commonwealth Games, since March 2009 and is a clear favourite against Butdee whose claim to fame is reaching the quarter-finals of the World Championships last year and a gold at the South East Asian Games in Laos, also last year.The Thai is no threat to the mighty Indian, who is known for his electric moves and reflexes in the ring. But, at the same time, no Thai boxer can be taken lightly as the country is known to churn out the world and Olympic champions.On the other hand, Suranjoy is also fancied for the gold and he has the skills to emerge triumphant even against the best in Asia. His swiftness inside the ring often induces his opponents to commit mistakes. Unlike many Indian boxers, Suranjoy throws four-five punches in one burst and has better chances to log good scores.advertisementEven an ardent fan outside Thailand would know little about Butdee and at 25, he is known as the upcoming boxer. So, Tuesday clash against Suranjoy will be a test of quest for success for Butdee.last_img read more

Rev. Thwaites Supports Call for Social Workers in Schools

first_img He issued a challenge to the UWI Social Work Department to provide modules, research material and interaction for those principals. Story Highlights Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is expressing support for the placement of social workers in the local school system.He was responding to a recent call by the Jamaica Teachers Association (JTA) for the involvement of social workers in schools. The Education Minister said the appeal is to be supported. “It is not to take away work from anybody. It is to fill a distinct professional gap that exists,” he stated.The Minister was addressing the launch of a special issue of the Caribbean Journal of Social Work entitled, ‘Social Work & Development: Caribbean Insights’, on October 23 at the Undercroft, University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus.He endorsed the journal, produced by the UWI Social Work Department, stating that it “helps to create a solid base for reflection and for action.”The Minister noted that the relationship between the profession of social work and social activists needs to be explored, defined and deepened in relation to the education process as an urgent priority.He issued a challenge to the UWI Social Work Department to provide modules, research material and interaction for those principals, who are now in training, so that they can have better schools and a better understanding of the principles involved in social work.He also asked the Department to create serviceable partnership with the National Parenting Commission. “We need your help. The help of persons with your skills, your input, regarding the revision of the education code developed two generations ago, which provides disciplinary and other procedures, which are completely inadequate to face the current realities of our time. Get ready,” he stated.Rev. Thwaites also invited reflections on the education process in subsequent journals, asking for solutions and suggestions and not carping criticisms. “We want the practical suggestions, affordable therapies. That is what your unit is for, that is what this university is for if it wishes to continue receiving public esteem,” he said.Head of Department, Dr. Heather Ricketts, said this issue of the journal has been published in recognition of the more than 50 years of social work education at UWI, Mona. “This is a very proud occasion for us at Mona,” she stated.She said the publication is, in many ways, a celebration of the growth and maturity of social work education within the UWI. “The special issue shows that social work education at Mona has not just survived but has adapted in order to more effectively contribute to national and regional development,” Dr. Ricketts said.In the meantime, Editor, Dr. Peta-Anne Baker, said the Caribbean Journal of Social Work is important as it is a vehicle for disseminating research, experience, insights, from staff and students in the social work programme and others.“This particular publication tries to take a really critical look at what is happening in social work using the Jamaican experience, but also brings on board, some of that Caribbean experience, and so you find a mix of articles addressing some of the familiar terrain, particular terrain relating to children,” Dr. Baker said.She noted that the authors of the individual chapters are excited about what they have produced. “Yes, they have some flaws, but we don’t think they undermine the value of the work that is presented,” she stated.The programme included a dramatic presentation from a piece in the journal entitled: ‘Re-writing the script: The drama of HERstory and the women of SISTREN’ which showed the stark realities of many women as recorded by SISTREN.Lecturer, Karlene Boyce-Reid, presented copies of the journal to the National Library of Jamaica and the UWI Library. He also asked the Department to create serviceable partnership with the National Parenting Commission. The Minister noted that the relationship between the profession of social work and social activists needs to be explored.last_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

Apple envisions devices that can smell blood sugar toxic gases

first_img Apple After AirPower’s death we highlight Apple’s other fumbles 0 Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? See All Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 reading • Apple envisions devices that can ‘smell’ blood sugar, toxic gases Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors • Gadgets Wellnesscenter_img Now playing: Watch this: Apple’s sketch for the “systems and methods for environmental sensing.” Apple via USPTO It’s common to test blood sugar by pricking a finger if you’re diabetic, but what if there was an easier way? Apple appears to be working on it. The US Patent and Trademark Office published two patent applications Thursday that suggest Apple is working on devices that could potentially smell the environment. One application details the “systems and methods for environmental sensing.” While this is mainly meant to detect toxic gases related to environmental hazards, the patent application notes that it also applies to “spoiled food material detection, body odor detection and health applications.”The application specifically suggests it could “measure compounds in human sweat and alert the user about his sugar levels.” The other application for a “compact particulate material sensor” is geared toward detecting pollution.  The patent applications were reported earlier Thursday by Apple Insider.Apple previously drew up plans for a potential glucose monitoring device that were published by the patent office last August. However, Apple’s efforts to patent a technology doesn’t guarantee it’ll ever land in an actual product.The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Tags Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Post a comment 2:45 Share your voice Applelast_img read more

TMobiles 5G network makes early appearance in New York

first_imgT-Mobile’s 5G network is starting to pop up in New York.  Joan Cros/NurPhoto via Getty Images AT&T, Verizon and Sprint have all either launched or are about to launch their respective 5G networks. One carrier that has been quiet, however, is T-Mobile.  While the self-proclaimed “Un-carrier” has been quiet about its exact 5G launch plans, the first signs of the new network seem to have popped up in New York.  Milan Milanović, who works for owner Ookla, has apparently been able to get the nascent network up and running on an unlocked Verizon Galaxy S10 5G with a T-Mobile SIM card.  Phones See Galaxy S10 5G’s jaw-dropping real-world speeds Samsung, LG, Motorola: How soon can we expect 5G phones? 13 Photos Share your voice T-Mobile said last year that New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Las Vegas would be among the first to get its 5G network. T-Mobile has mmWave spectrum in eight to 10 cities around the country, though it’s not clear where exactly those holdings are.   In addition to mmWave, T-Mobile also plans to launch a wider 5G network on its lower-band spectrum in 30 cities later in 2019. While mmWave is great for high-speeds in urban environments, it struggles when it comes to covering large areas. Phones that support both technologies aren’t expected to be available until later this year (the Galaxy S10 5G only supports mmWave).   The T-Mobile 5G appearance comes as Sprint prepares to launch its first 5G devices on Friday. Sprint uses midband spectrum for its 5G network, which T-Mobile has argued it needs to launch a truly robust nationwide 5G network. T-Mobile is currently trying to merge with Sprint in a $26 billion deal.  “We plan to have 5G nationwide in 2020,” the T-Mobile spokesperson said. “And if regulators approve the merger with Sprint, the New T-Mobile will deliver a supercharged 5G network with exponentially faster speeds and greater capacity than today!” 8:44 Sharing images and videos on Twitter, the results seem impressive with downloads hovering close to 500Mbps. While that’s not as fast as the over-1Gbps speeds CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt experienced when she tested Verizon’s S10 5G in Chicago earlier in May, Verizon’s network has already been live for over a month while T-Mobile’s is still unannounced. When contacted by CNET, T-Mobile repeated its prior stance that it will launch a 5G network when it has 5G phones. “T-Mobile will launch 5G when compatible smartphones are available and ready for our customers,” a T-Mobile spokesperson said. T-Mobile’s initial 5G network appears to use mmWave technology, the same 5G tech used by AT&T and Verizon in their current, respective 5G networks. The similar network tech explains why the unlocked Galaxy S10 5G phone appears capable of tapping into T-Mobile’s 5G network.  AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have all said that they will carry the Galaxy S10 5G this year.  Comments 2 Tags 5G Rumors T-Mobile— Milan Milanović (@milanmilanovic) May 28, 2019 Now playing: Watch this:last_img read more

32km tailback on DhakaChattogram highway

first_imgTailback on Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Thursday. Photo: UNBPassengers continued to suffer as they were getting stuck in a 32-kilometre tailback on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway on Thursday.A 22-km tailback was seen stretching from Daudkandi’s Meghna-Gumti bridge toll plaza to Madhaiya in Chandina upazila while a 10-km gridlock in Munshiganj district.The tailback on the busiest national highway started on Tuesday and there has been no respite so far, Nazrul Islam, superintendent of regional highway police, said.Hundreds of vehicles, including cattle-laden ones, remain stranded on both sides of the bridge, causing untold sufferings to the travellers.Cattle traders travelling through the highway suffered a lot as most of the cattle fell sick for unavailability of fodder.”I set out from Dhaka four hours ago but failed to reach Daudkandi yet,” said Zakir Hossain Sajal, a bus passenger.Abdul Awal, a trader of Kandirpar area, said, “The selling at my clothing store hasincreased ahead of Eid but if I can’t reach Dhaka with new products in time. Now how would I run my business?””Heavy pressure of vehicles ahead of the Eid has actually made the traffic situation worse, said the police super.last_img read more

Britain now to vote for stay in the EU new poll shows

first_imgAnti-Brexit protesters sit on a wall after demonstrating outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 5 September 2018. Photo: ReutersBritons would choose to stay in the European Union if given the option, according to an opinion poll on Wednesday that showed a six-point swing away from Brexit and the highest support for EU membership in such a survey since the 2016 referendum.The author of the poll urged caution over the finding, however, saying the interview panel was skewed towards remain, and that some of the shift was among those who did not take part in the original Brexit referendum.In the 23 June 2016 referendum, 17.4 million voters, or 51.9 per cent of the votes cast, backed leaving the EU while 16.1 million voters, or 48.1 per cent of votes cast, favoured staying. Many opinion polls were wrong about the result.The new polling showed 59 per cent of voters would now vote to remain in the bloc, versus 41 per cent who would opt to leave. The findings were published in an academic-led report on Wednesday by research bodies NatCen and The UK in a Changing Europe.That is the highest recorded support for ‘remain’ in a series of five such surveys since the 2016 referendum and a large reversal of the actual 52-48 per cent vote to leave.Polling expert John Curtice, the author of the report, cautioned that those interviewed reported they had voted 53 per cent in favour of remain in the referendum — a 5 percentage point higher proportion than the actual vote.”Nevertheless, this still means that there has apparently been a six-point swing from Leave to Remain, larger than that registered by any of our previous rounds of interviewing, and a figure that would seemingly point to a 54 per cent (Remain) vote in any second referendum held now,” Curtice said in the report.No dramatic shiftSpeaking at an event to launch the report, he said the findings were broadly in line with those of other pollsters, whom he said showed an average of 52.5 per cent support for remain.”Don’t get excited as to think this is some poll that shows a dramatic shift to remain,” Curtice said. “The apparent thin lead that remain have is at least in part built on the potential sand of the responses of those who did not vote two years ago.”Britain is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 but has yet to secure an exit agreement to define future relations with Brussels and manage the economic impact of ending over four decades of integration with the world’s largest trading bloc.The government has ruled out holding a second referendum, and the opposition Labour Party is not advocating one either.The survey interviewed 2,048 subjects between 7 June and 8 July. That means the survey does not fully reflect any change in opinion brought about by the publication of prime minister Theresa May’s negotiating strategy, published in early July.That negotiating strategy has split May’s Conservative party at every level and drawn heavy criticism from both Brexit supporters and those who want to retain close ties to the EU.Nevertheless, the poll shows voters thought the negotiations were going badly even before the publication of May’s so-called Chequers plan. Curtice added that subsequent polling data, not included in the report, had shown the plan had little support from the public and was unlikely to have reversed voters’ pessimism.He said the results of the polling showed that the most influential factor over whether voters will support the conclusion of the negotiations is their perception of its economic effect rather than the details of any deal.last_img read more

First Anniversary Of Mass Shooting In Sutherland Springs

first_img Share Eric Gay/APMemorials and messages hang on a fence at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, in Sutherland Springs, Texas.Monday November 5, 2018, marks the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Sutherland Springs’ First Baptist Church, which left 25 people dead. Authorities put the official death toll at 26 because one of the victims was pregnant. More than half those killed were children.About 400 people attended a service and remembrance event on Sunday, November 4. The sanctuary where the shooting occurred still stands as a memorial.The sanctuary was full and people in a overflow tent watched and prayed along as Sunday’s sermon was delivered.David Colbath, a member of the church who was hit multiple times in the shooting, said that over the last 12 months the people of Sutherland Springs and First Baptist chose not to hate with the help of God.“We have looked death in the eye,” Colbath noted while adding that the community chose “to get up, carry on, build god’s word, build god’s church, and be a part of that in our community.”Office of the Texas GovernorGovernor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event in Sutherland Springs.Governor Greg Abbott attended the service and remembrance event and praised the Sutherland Springs community for coming together. “Together, we will work every day to honor the memory of those who died,” said Abbott.U.S. Senator John Cornyn released a statement saying “Texans have poured their love and support into the First Baptist community, but the lives tragically taken that day can never be brought back.” “As we remember that solemn day,”, Cornyn’s statement added, “please join me once again in prayer for First Baptist Church, the victims of this senseless violence, and the entire Sutherland Springs community.”In response to the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Cornyn authored the Fix NICS Act to strengthen the criminal background check system and ensure convicted felons and domestic abusers cannot lawfully purchase a firearm.  The bill was signed into law on March 23, 2018.U.S. Senator Ted Cruz also released a statement in which he highlighted that “the memorial tower of the new First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs will be a lasting home for the bell of the old church.”“When it rings out for future generations,” Cruz said in his statement, “it will make a joyful noise: one of remembrance, of victory, and of trust that a joy deeper than our understanding blooms in the midst of sorrow. It will be heard across Texas, across the world, and wherever people are gathered in worship.”A new church is being built on the grounds and is expected to be open by April.Sutherland Springs is about 200 miles west of Houston.last_img read more

Capturing a century in six days

first_imgThe run up to the 100th year of cinema showed us glimpes of cinematic excellence in a year long celebration. Weaving together the memories of one full century, from the first silent feature length film Raja Harishchandra till date, comes the centenary film festival by the ministry of information and broadcasting from 25 April.Celebrating a century: An audio visual voyage exhibition, will mark the beginning of the six day long event. It will be inaugrated by the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Manish Tewari. The first day shall feature a unique screening of a silent film Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Throw of Dice, coupled with live musical orchestra by maestro Nishat Khan. The itinenary for the next 5 days is something to relish upon for the cinema lovers. From tributes to extraordinary talents, screenings of classics and contemporary Indian films and the flavours of Indian cinema along with live interactions with eminent filmmakers, the festival will have a rollicking mix of it all. Satiated? There’s still more to it.A special display of artwork on the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray shall take you onto to a nostlagic trip down the memory lane. Besides, you may like to head to Cut-Uncut, a three day workshop showcasing the growth and evolution of censorship in Indian cinema, through insightful panel discussions. Panel discussions shall revolve around the themes: Depiction of women in Indian cinema and Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema- The Road Ahead. The young and well known producers like Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar will be engaging with  veterans like Sudhir Mishra and Dhritiman Chatterjee to bring up a lively discourse around the set themes. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixCommemorating Indian cinema in all its glory, the festival would end on a high point with a play on the life and times of Dadasaheb Phalke by Aamir Raza Hussain. Film lovers in the capital will have more than one venue to experience the odyssey of Indian cinema. In its effort to reach out to maximum cinephiles, the festival is being celebrated not just at Siri Fort auditorium but other venues, including Jamia Millia Islamia University, Jawaharlal Nehru University and India Habitat Center, as well. A separate lineup of films shall be screened in the other venues. Lap up till it lasts, for this shall come only once in a 100 years.The festivities and fanfare shall come to a culmination in the National Film Award ceremony at Vigyan Bhavan on 3 May where the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award will be conferred by the Hon’ble President of India.DETAILWhen: 25 to 30 April Where: Siri Fort Auditoriumlast_img read more

Inventory Out of Control Take Stock With These 3 iPad Apps

first_img Inventory management is a balancing act. Too many of these and too few of those and suddenly your bottom line is shrinking and there’s not enough money coming in to replace what’s going out.It can be particularly tricky when you run a small business. If your margins are already tight, a forgotten case of summer merchandise in a remote storage facility really hurts. Luckily, you don’t need an expensive inventory management system to keep track of it all. You simply need a smartphone or tablet and one of these easy-to-use apps.1. Stock ControlIf you have items stored in a variety of places, Stock Control can help you find what you need fast. The inventory input screen allows you to note an item’s physical location — be it a storage unit on the other side of town or a specific shelf in your warehouse. You can also create your own groupings by size, color or style, so you can easily search, for example, all of the red shirts in stock versus the blue ones. Add quantity and cost and Stock Control will let you know at a glance how much money you have tied-up in each item.Running low? The app can send you a restock reminder. It can also generate a PDF catalog to share internally or with customers via email.Stock Control works on both the iPhone and iPad.  It’s free to try for up to 15 items. The full version is $9.99.Related: 3 Mobile Apps to Help You Make Good Habits — Or Break Bad Ones2. On Shelf — Retail Inventory ManagerThis is an iPad app that focuses on optimizing your inventory by monitoring what sells, when and how fast. The app produces sales reports on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. From here you can drill down to see selling trends and which products are returning the most profit.On Shelf then uses the sales trend information to figure out how many of each item you need to keep in stock and when you need to order more. The app even figures in average order lead time on individual items so you won’t run out before the new merchandise arrives.Red, green and yellow status lights make it easy to see where your inventory stands in an instant. You can even use it to place and track your inventory orders and review customer histories.The app sells for $4.99 and requires an iPad running iOS 7 or higher.Related: De-Stress and Unwind With These 3 Free Relaxation Apps3. LettuceIf you’re looking for an app that can handle all aspects of your ecommerce business, Lettuce is all you need. This beautifully designed iPad app not only keeps track of your inventory, but it also functions as a mobile catalog and point-of-sale application. That makes it perfect for trade shows, sales reps and flea market sellers.What really makes this app unique is that it integrates with all of the other online tools you use to run your business such as QuickBooks and all major shipping services. Coming soon is the ability to interface with Etsy, eBay and Amazon so you can spread your inventory out over all the ecommerce platforms without worrying about the double-sell.The app is free with your monthly Lettuce subscription. The service starts at $39 a month, but you’ll need to upgrade to the $89 a month if you want to monitor your inventory online with a 14-day free trial.Related: Mobile Apps to Make Business Travel Easier Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global March 27, 2014 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more