Moto G7, G7 Play, G7 Power and G7 Plus design leaked, some get waterdrop notch

first_imgIt has been reported in the past that Motorola is working to launch a record number of Moto G phones in 2019. So, apart from the Moto G7, Moto G7 Play and Moto G7 Plus, the company will also launch a Moto G7 Power. While renders of the regular Moto G7 have already leaked in the past, a new set of leaks have now surfaced online that reveal renders of the entire G7 lineup.The latest leak comes courtesy DroidShout.com and it reveals renders of each of the Moto G7 models that are expected to launch in early 2019. Based on the renders, it seems all the models will get some form of a notch. To recall, the Moto G6 line came with 18:9 displays with no notch. As per the renders, the Moto G7 and the G7 Plus will sport waterdrop notches, while the G7 Play and G7 Power will get wide iPhone X-like notches. If the renders are true, this means all four models will get full-screen displays with a notch and a chin, and no front-facing fingerprint sensor. Instead, Motorola will likely embed the sensor in the Moto dimple on the rear panel. Interestingly, the Moto G7 and G7 Plus will be coming with dual rear cameras, while the G7 Play and G7 Power seem to be going with single sensors. It seems like an odd decision considering dual camera have become mainstream even in budget phones. We will have to wait and see whether these renders are in fact true.advertisement Based on FCC filings last month, the Moto G7 will come with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt memory. The phone may also get a Snapdragon 660 chipset and a 6-inch FHD+ display. Meanwhile, the G7 Power could get a massive 5,000mAh battery and a similar SD660 chipset. The Moto G7 Play is expected to be the cheapest of the lot, while the G7 Plus will be the most expensive model.As of now it is still unclear when the Moto G7 phones will be unveiled. It is possible Motorola will not launch them all at once. The company may announce a few of them at MWC 2019, or at a standalone event in Q1 2019.ALSO READ | Moto G7 with Snapdragon 660 and 4GB RAM gets FCC certification, launch imminentALSO READ | Next-gen Moto G7 Power tipped to pack in a massive 5000mAh batterylast_img read more

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Subpar Chivas dampen Clasico excitement

first_imgLiga MX Clasico Nacional lacks luster with leader America facing subpar Chivas Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon 01:20 3/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Oribe Peralta Liga MX América Guadalajara v América Guadalajara The pull of the rivalry match isn’t as strong as usual with an upset in Guadalajara feeling increasingly unlikely The Clasico Nacional is generally the most important match of the season in Mexico. With huge numbers of fans supporting both Chivas and Club America, the country’s eyes turn to the matchup long before the players actually take the field.Ahead of Saturday’s meeting at Estadio Chivas, however, things have been muted. It turns out that no matter how much history a game has, it’s pretty tough to get excited about the league’s undefeated, table-topping team traveling to play the penultimate team in the league.To be fair, Chivas are on a bit of an uptick in form. In addition to moving on in the CONCACAF Champions League thanks to a pair of painless wins over Dominican club Cibao FC, they’ve also earned a point in each of their last three Liga MX matches. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The most exciting moment leading up to Saturday’s game, though, was an Oribe Peralta news conference. Plenty of outlets ran with the quotes as though the America forward was “heating up” the rivalry or pouring fuel onto an already smouldering fire. In reality, Peralta was simply speaking candidly about Saturday’s game.”America right now is much higher than Chivas. They have the hope of winning the Clasico to save their tournaent,” he said Thursday at a news conference. “We’ve kept a good pace in the whole of the tournament and we hope to keep doing things like that until the end and to be able to win the title. That’s what we’re aspiring to, not winning the Clasico.”It’s tough to rouse up any sort of emotion about Peralta’s statements. He’s just telling the truth. Chivas sit in the penultimate place in the table, but a win would delight fans. It also, not insignificantly, would put Chivas onto 10 points. That’s still likely six out of the playoff places depending on the rest of the weekend’s results but would give the team a starting point to begin chipping away at the gap.How did this happen? Why did a Chivas team that lifted the trophy in May suddenly become pitiful? Start with the lack of changes in the transfer window. Even when manager Matias Almeyda’s team were champions, there were noticeable issues in the team. With its Mexicans-only policy, the options to replace during the offseason are severely limited. Still, Almeyda wanted the club to sign three senior players this winter and instead saw the arrival of a few promising youth players and got goalkeeper Rodolfo Cota back.America had a better tournament than Chivas did in the Apertura and still went out to spend. The arrivals of Emanuel Aguilera in defense, Jeremy Menez and Henry Martin in attack, and Andres Ibarguen on the wing have made Miguel Herrera’s side stronger. The forwards have drawn the attention, but it’s Aguilera who has anchored a unit that has conceded only six times in nine games.It’s worth noting that Chivas tried to bring in Martin – and that America left back Carlos Vargas also is Mexican and was available on the market after Chivas’ title win. Vargas had played center back – a position of need for Chivas. It’s not like Chivas have a terrible lineup, though. Players at all ranks from goalkeeper to forward have experience with the national team. Center back Oswaldo Alanis is bound for Europe (though he missed most of the preseason because of the club’s hubris in a contract dispute), and midfielder Orbelin Pineda should soon follow. Up top, Angel Zaldivar has been missed but Alan Pulido has shown he can be a top-level Liga MX striker and the young attackers around him have plenty of potential.But it hasn’t come together for Chivas this tournament. It didn’t in the last one either. That makes a match that generally is must-see TV something much less exciting (must-DVR?). Even the die-hards are struggling to get up for this one. While America was welcomed to its hotel in Guadalajara by more than 100 singing fans, Chivas’ night before was far more restrained. A handful of supporters showed up to the hotel the team stays before matches, but nothing like what we’ve seen in the past.Should Chivas pull an upset all the quiet build-up will fade away in the wall of sound that is Guadalajara fans finally having something to celebrate. Otherwise, the post-match analysis will fade away among the din of those celebrating America’s strong start.last_img read more

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a month agoMan City veteran Fernandinho: I’ve been training as centre-back all season

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man City veteran Fernandinho: I’ve been training as centre-back all seasonby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernandinho has revealed he has been training as a centre-back all season. With John Stones and Aymeric Laporte injured, Pep Guardiola was forced to field the defensive midfielder alongside Nicolas Otamendi against Shakhtar Donestk on Wednesday.City cruised to a 3-0 victory and Fernandinho was happy he could contribute to the win.”It was a quiet night at the back but the team have made a very good game,” said Fernandinho.”It was easier at the back because we played as a team and the guys up-front closed down the space.”I’ve been training in this position since the start of the season. Pep knows all about our squad and team. Today was my opportunity and I hope I can improve more.” last_img read more

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Motorists Asked to Slow Down in Construction Zones

first_imgOrange cones, traffic barrels, a reduced speed sign — these are signs that let drivers know that highway work is underway. They are also all that stands between highway workers and fast-moving vehicles. Drivers need to be on alert when travelling through these areas. “We want to remind motorists that road-construction sites are the workplace for hundreds of men and women and we, as drivers, need to do everything we can to protect them,” said Bill Estabrooks, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. “We urge motorists to watch their speed and use extra caution when passing through road construction zones.” In 2008, the province introduced legislative amendments that target people who speed in work zones. Fines are doubled and demerit points are assigned to driver’s records for speeding in work zones. The fines, including court costs, range from $337 for a first offence to $2,407 for a third offence. “RCMP officers from across the province will be monitoring construction zones for individuals speeding,” said Insp. Sput McCarthy, officer in charge of traffic services for the RCMP in Nova Scotia. “There is zero tolerance for those speeding and endangering the lives of themselves, other road users and construction workers.” The province and the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association are partnering on a work zone safety campaign this month. Advertisements will remind drivers that there are people behind the signs. Trevor Chisholm, director of safety for the Nova Scotia Road Builders Association, said even the smallest mistake by a driver can lead to vehicles entering a work zone and killing or injuring workers. “There’s a lot of information to process in a work zone,” said Mr. Chisholm. “Drivers need to slow down so they can take it all in.” For more information on work zone safety and to preview the ads, visit the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal website at www.gov.ns.ca/tran .last_img read more

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Friends coworkers mourn 4 members of same family found dead in Markham

first_imgMARKHAM, Ont. — Friends and co-workers have identified the victims of a quadruple homicide in Markham, Ont., as four members of the same family.An online fundraiser seeking to raise money for funeral costs says Malesa Zaman, her father Moniruz Zaman, mother Momtaz Zaman, and grandmother were found dead in their home on Sunday.Police have charged Menhaz Zaman — who lived at the residence — with four counts of first-degree murder but have not identified the victims or commented on the relationship between them and the 23-year-old man.A woman identifying herself on fundraising website gofundme.com as a close friend of Malesa Zaman says she knew the family for more than 12 years.Afnan Alibaccas writes that her friend had “the sweetest heart” and says all proceeds from the online fundraiser will go towards funeral costs.Meanwhile, Beck Taxi says it was “devastated” by the death of Moniruz Zaman, who had been an employee with the cab company since 2011.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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Mortgage loans Morocco has put in place means to ensure transparency

first_imgRabat – Morocco has put in place the means to create the conditions to ensure transparency in the operations of mortgage loans, including the enactment of legislation to introduce measures for consumer protection, said Friday in Rabat, Minister of Industry, trade, investment, and digital economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.To restore some balance (between lender and borrower), law-makers had to step in to set rules to protect the consumer as the weaker party in the contractual relationship,” said Elalamy in a speech read on his behalf at a meeting organized by the Moroccan Institute of Law on mortgage loans and the new system of consumer protection.”For President of the Moroccan Consumer Foundation, Mohamed Laghdaf Rhaouti, regretted that the various actors lead to weak regulatory measures for consumer protection, calling on the various components of society to join their efforts to educate consumers about the costs and issues associated with borrowing. Rhaouti also emphasized the need to balance between the international and national laws with the aim to ensure optimal effectiveness of the legal framework in this area, calling for a comprehensive reform to ensure that real estate provisions are better implemented.Enacted in 2011, law 31-08 is aims to complement the legal measures on consumer protection by protecting fundamental rights, including the right to information, economic rights, representation, withdrawal, and choice.last_img read more

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Lebanon yet to receive invitation to Geneva II FM

first_imgBy Paula AstihBEIRUT– The minister confirmed that his country nevertheless planned to take part in the event.Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour said Tuesday that his country had not yet received a formal invitation to attend the Geneva II conference on the Syria crisis, slated for later this month. “Lebanon hasn’t received anything to this effect,” Mansour told Anadolu Agency.He confirmed, however, that his country nevertheless planned to take part in the event.The Geneva II conference, set to kick off on January 22, is ostensibly aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis in violence-wracked Syria.Syria has been in the throes of conflict since 2011 when a peaceful uprising against President Bashar al-Assad escalated into civil war following a violent government crackdown.According to the UN, more than 100,000 people have been killed in the conflict to date.last_img read more

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Carriage Horse Badly Injured After Crashing into Car in Marrakech

Rabat- A horse pulling a carriage was reportedly injured after ramming into a car near the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech on Tuesday.After a fight occurred between two horses, one of them nervously moved toward a passing car, according to Hassan, a member of an association of horse-drawn carriages in Marrakech. A video of the incident has circulated on social media, showing several people encircling the damaged vehicle where the horse’s legs were trapped. With the help of a few individuals, the driver of the carriage managed to pull the animal out of the car. However, the horse has been badly injured and is currently under the care of the animal welfare association.According to a tourism professional, carriage activity is in full swing right now, as the city of Marrakech experiences its peak season. The professional explained that all 146 of the Marrakech carriages are operating at full pace, which causes the horses to become tired and nervous, and thus, more prone to accidents. “There is currently pressure on the carriages–horses. Sometimes, they work from 8 a.m. to midnight. We should think about creating shifts, horses must get rest,” the same source added. read more

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Mass Protests Swarm Algeria on Womens Day Police Arrest Nearly 200

Rabat – Algerian authorities suspended train services yesterday while huge numbers of protesters demonstrated in Algiers and other cities and towns across the country to pressure President Abdelaziz Bouteflika into stepping out of the 2019 election.Carrying Algerian flags, women and men from different backgrounds and ages chanted slogans “Peaceful, peaceful!” and held banners reading, “We’re making Algeria great again.”The day also marked the arrest of 195 protesters who were looting, according to the state television. On Thursday, Bouteflika had warned of individuals who try to cause chaos but also praised the majority of demonstrators for their discipline.Most of the people involved in the protests are young Algerians. However, as of this week, a number of influential people, including elders of the Association of Veterans of the War of Independence against the French between 1954 and 1962, lawyers, labor unions, and journalists have added momentum.Read Also: Algerians Launch New Protest, Flood Geneva Hospital with CallsThe wave of protests started on Friday, February 22, after the ailing Bouteflika, 82, announced that he would seek a fifth term as president in the election in April.The demonstration is the biggest in the North African country since the 2011 Arab Spring.On Tuesday, thousands of students from several campuses across Algiers marched, responding to Bouteflika’s offer to leave within one year if he wins re-election, saying that they “cannot wait a second” for him to leave. read more

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British farm mooves into new tech with 5G collars on cows

SHEPTON MALLET, England — On the dairy farm of the future, the cows are going wireless.The bovine residents of a British agricultural technology research centre are helping to test next generation mobile technology aimed at helping make dairy farming more efficient.The herd’s 180 cows are fitted with wireless monitoring collars that work like fitness trackers, recording their movements and eating habits, and sending data to the cloud using fifth generation, or 5G, mobile network signals.From there, an algorithm analyzes the information, notifying farmers and veterinarians through a smartphone app if there are any fluctuations that could indicate an illness or other health condition that needs more attention.The goal is to boost productivity and save manpower by allowing farmers to keep an eye on their herds remotely.James Brooks, The Associated Press read more

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US investor files class action lawsuit against Lululemon Athletica

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email U.S. investor files class action lawsuit against Lululemon Athletica by The Canadian Press Posted Jul 2, 2013 5:37 pm MDT TORONTO – A U.S. investor has launched a class action lawsuit alleging Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ:LULU) failed to disclose that quality defects in its Luon yoga pants, which were later recalled for being too sheer, were the result in part of cost cutting.Plaintiff Houssam Alkhoury accused the company of making misleading statements and omissions that caused its stock price to become artificially inflated.The lawsuit also alleges the company was selling its yoga pants at a discounted price to hold onto market share, and that there were ongoing discussions about the departure of CEO Christine Day, who announced plans in June to step down once a successor is named.The allegations have not been proven in court.Lululemon was not immediately available for comment.Shares in athletic clothing retailer fell sharply after Day announced her pending departure on June 10.The lawsuit, which was filed in a New York district court, is on behalf of all buyers of Lululemon shares between March 21 and June 10.It is the second lawsuit that has been filed against Lululemon after the recall of its black Luon pants.In May, the Hallandale Beach Police Officers and Firefighters’ Personnel Retirement Fund sued Lululemon over its decision to increase potential bonuses for executives prior to announcing the recall.Lululemon began pulling the its black Luon pants, which represented 17 per cent of its woman’s pants inventory, off shelves on March 18. Since then, Lululemon has said that the fabric used in the pants did not meet their standards.Chief product officer Sheree Waterson also left the company in April.The company has said it is testing and assessing all Luon products to ensure they meet “revised specifications for modulus (stretch), weight and tolerances.”It has also stationed employees at factories to ensure that the new tests and standards are being met. read more

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Obama to order Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay for certain salaried

by Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press Posted Mar 12, 2014 5:50 am MDT Obama to order Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay for certain salaried workers WASHINGTON – Bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama intends to order changes in overtime rules so employers would be required to pay millions more workers for the extra time they put in on the job.The rules, which would not likely take effect until 2015, are aimed at workers currently designated as supervisory employees but who are exempt from overtime because they get paid a salary of more than $455 a week. Obama plans to order his Labor Department to recommend regulations that would increase that salary threshold and change the definition of what constitutes a supervisor.Obama’s attention to overtime dovetails with his emphasis on correcting wage disparities, a theme that he has said will be central to the remainder of his presidential term. It also serves his political ends during a midterm election year, giving him a populist issue along with his calls for a higher minimum wage and better pay for women.The president’s directive, to be announced Thursday, leaves the details of a proposed rule to the Labor Department, which is not expected to come up with a recommendation before the fall. Still, it drew swift protests from Republicans who complained he was sidestepping Congress and from the business community, who said such rules would increase burdens on employers.“How does he expect us to work with him?” complained Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “It’s just a poisonous relationship.”The salary limit separating those who get overtime and those who don’t was increased to $455 in 2004 during the Bush administration. At the time, it hadn’t been increased since the mid-1970s.“What we know right now is the threshold has been eroded by inflation, and there 3.1 million people who, if the threshold had kept up just with inflation, would automatically be covered by overtime provisions,” said Betsey Stevenson, a member of Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.Overtime and minimum wage rules are set by law in the Fair Labor Standards Act that Congress originally passed in 1938. The law gives the administration some leeway to define the rules through regulations.The law requires most workers to be paid overtime that is 1.5 times their regular wages if they work more than 40 hours per week. The law allows exemptions for executives, managers and professional workers and sets the salary threshold above which workers don’t have to get overtime pay. The law also gives employers leeway to define workers as supervisors, and thus ineligible for overtime, even if they spend much of their work day performing non-supervisory work.New rules would likely establish a minimum amount of managerial duties that a worker would have to carry out to be exempt from overtime.While the White House would not say what threshold it was considering, economists allied with the White House have proposed doubling the current limit to nearly $1,000 a week, or about $52,000 a year, which, when adjusted to inflation would make it similar to what the threshold was in 1976.Ross Eisenbrey, the vice-president of the liberal Economic Policy Institute, said there are about 10 million more workers who would qualify for overtime under that higher threshold. But he said not all work overtime and he estimated that such an increase would more than likely actually affect about 5 million salaried workers.The current salary limit —equal to $23,660 a year —is below the poverty level for a family of four. “It’s so far from being an executive salary as to be a joke,” Eisenbrey said.Business groups said any forced increase in wages has consequences that could affect employment, prices and the survival of certain companies which, they said, already have to comply with requirements of a new health care law.“Similar to minimum wage, these changes in overtime rules will fall most harshly on small and medium sized businesses, who are already trying to figure out the impact of Obamacare on them,” said Marc Freedman, executive director of Labor Law Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Keith Koenig, president of City Furniture, which owns 10 Ashley Furniture HomeStores in Florida, says a new threshold of $800 would cost him several hundred thousand dollars more in overtime. He said he would have to tell affected workers that they couldn’t work more than 40 hours a week.“I can’t afford to pay them time and a half. It breaks my budget,” he says.AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said that Wall Street executives benefited from a 15 per cent increase in bonuses last year.“Americans are fed up with Wall Street,” he said, yet more hopeful than we’ve been in a generation that real efforts to raise wages are being put in place.”___Associated Press writers Donna Cassata in Washington and Joyce Rosenberg in New York contributed to this article.Follow Jim Kuhnhenn at http://twitter.com/jkuhnhenn AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

by The Canadian Press Posted Dec 8, 2016 2:48 pm MDT Last Updated Dec 8, 2016 at 5:32 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Most actively traded companies on the TSX Some of the most active companies traded Thursday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,295.20, up 57.45 points):Manulife Financial Corp. (TSX:MFC). Financial Services. Up 67 cents, or 2.83 per cent, to $24.36 on 7.6 million shares.ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. (TSX:PLI). Biotechnology. Down 17 cents, or 8.17 per cent, to $1.91 on 7.1 million shares.Yamana Gold Inc. (TSX:YRI). Miner. Down eight cents, or 1.97 per cent, to $3.99 on 5.8 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 46 cents, or 2.80 per cent, to $16.90 on 5.2 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 10 cents, or 1.61 per cent, to $6.30 on five million shares.Lundin Mining Corp. (TSX:LUN). Miner. Down one cent, or 0.14 per cent, to $6.99 on 4.8 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Down six cents, or 0.29 per cent, to $20.48 on two million shares. Cenovus Energy is going ahead with an expansion of its Christina Lake oilsands project, making it the second oilsands development in as many months to be reactivated after being shelved due to the downturn in oil prices two years ago. The announcement came as the Calgary-based oil producer said it was planning to invest between $1.2 billion and $1.4 billion next year, up 24 per cent from this year, and increase oil production by about 14 per cent to approximately 230,000 barrels per day.SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX:SNC). Engineering. Down $1.40, or 2.46 per cent, to $55.54 on 348,433 shares. Engineering giant SNC-Lavalin is cutting another 405 jobs in Canada due to the weakness in the mining sector and ongoing efforts to boost its profit margin. Spokesman Louis-Antoine Paquin says the company will eliminate 186 positions in Montreal, 195 in Ontario and 24 in Saskatoon. read more

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Portland police warn of delays as protesters plan march

first_imgPORTLAND — The Occupy Wall Street movement that is in its third week in New York and has inspired demonstrations across the country is slated to spread to Portland on Thursday.Portland demonstrators plan to meet at noon at Tom McCall Waterfront Park near the Burnside Bridge, then march through downtown Portland starting at 2:30 p.m. Then they’ll settle into a place to base their demonstration, which could continue indefinitely.The ongoing demonstration in New York is generally unified by feelings of social and economic injustice, but has been slow to advocate a particular policy or target a particular institution. It adopted a declaration of grievances last week.“They haven’t really targeted individual institutions or power centers,” said Portland State University sociology professor Robert Liebman. “It’s more a question of, how can people exercise voice outside of channels they think are either congested or corrupted?”Similarly, those organizing Portland’s planned march and rally say they’ll come up with a formal message later. They’re careful to say they’re speaking as individuals, because the group hasn’t reached a consensus on its own message yet.last_img read more

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More than Rs 1 lakh crore in Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

More than Rs 1 lakh crore in Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

first_imgBhopal: More than Rs 1 lakh crore have been deposited in over 36 crore bank accounts opened under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), reveals an RTI. Chandrashekhar Gaur, a social worker from Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh, filed the RTI seeking the details of the PMJDY from the Ministry of Finance. The reply to his RTI application revealed that till July 17, 2019, around 36.25 crore accounts were opened under the scheme in which Rs 1,00,831 crore have been deposited. Also Read – Man held for slapping woman employee at Gurgaon toll plaza booth Advertise With Us The RTI also revealed that five years after the launch of the scheme, there were 4.99 crore or 14 per cent accounts which still have zero balance in them. PMJDY is financial inclusion programme of the Central Government, which is applicable to 20 to 65 years age group, that aims to expand and make affordable access to financial services such as bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance and pensions. Also Read – One arrested for firing outside Satna college in Madhya Pradesh Advertise With Us The scheme is primarily aimed at the poorer sections who are unable to have access to the banking system. Under the programme, the accounts are opened at zero balance and they do not become dormant even if deposits are not made into it. The scheme was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, 2014. It has also entered the Guinness World Records for most bank accounts.last_img read more

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Top 12 global events of 2017

Top 12 global events of 2017
first_imgUS president Donald Trump delivers remarks regarding the Administration`s National Security Strategy at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington DC, US on 18 December, 2017. Photo: ReutersFrom the inauguration of US president Donald Trump to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar, here are 12 events that marked 2017.- A year of Trump -On 20 January Republican billionaire Donald Trump, 70, is inaugurated as US president, vowing: “America first.”Suspicions of collusion between his election campaign and Russia dog the start of his term.Trump progressively unpicks the achievements of his Democrat predecessor, Barack Obama. He pulls out of international agreements on climate, free trade, immigration and UNESCO.On 6 December, in another break with the previous administration, Trump creates shockwaves when he recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a move largely rejected in a UN vote.On 20 December he seals his first major reform, signing long-awaited tax cuts into law.- Brexit under way -On 29 March London launches the process to quit the European Union, as voted in a referendum nine months earlier.In a snap general election on June 8 Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives suffer a major setback and lose their majority.Brussels and London agree on divorce terms on 8 December.- France: Political earthquake -Pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron, 39, wins a resounding victory over far-right rival Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential election on 7 May.His new En Marche (One the Move) movement drives the two biggest parties — the Socialists and Republicans — from the Elysee Palace for the first time.- Middle East: Boiling point -Saudi Arabia and its allies sever diplomatic ties with Qatar on 5 June, accusing it supporting “terrorists” and of being too close to Iran.Then on 4 November Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announces from the Saudi capital that he is resigning, citing Iran’s “grip” on his country. He later backtracks.Saudi Arabia also accuses rebels in Yemen of receiving support from Iran, which denies the accusation.The UN describes Yemen’s humanitarian situation as the worst in the world in 2017.- Venezuela: Economic disaster -On 30 July Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly — whose legitimacy is disputed by the opposition and abroad — is elected after four months of deadly protests against socialist president Nicolas Maduro.With wide-ranging powers, it dismisses in early August Attorney General Luisa Ortega, one of Maduro’s top critics.It then takes over the opposition-dominated Congress.Crippled by plummeting oil prices, the country is considered to be in “selective default” by ratings agencies.- North Korea: Escalation -The reclusive regime conducts its sixth and largest nuclear test on September 3.On 29 November leader Kim Jong-Un says a “state nuclear force” has been completed with the test of a long-range missile able to deliver a nuclear warhead anywhere in the United States.Washington threatens to “utterly destroy” the regime “if war comes”.On 22 December the UN Security Council imposes new sanctions against North Korea that restrict vital oil supplies.A group of Rohingya refugee people walk in the water after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf. Reuters- Myanmar’s Rohingyas: ‘Genocide’ -On 25 August the military in Buddhist-majority Myanmar launches a crackdown on Rohingyas after militants from the stateless Muslim minority ambush security forces.Nearly 655,000 Rohingyas find refuge in Bangladesh.The United States denounces “ethnic cleansing” while the UN speaks of “elements of genocide”.- Catalonia: Autonomy suspended -Spain’s wealthy northeastern Catalonia region holds a referendum for independence on October 1 that is deemed illegal by the central government.Madrid moves to assert control but Catalan lawmakers vote on 27 October to declare independence.Madrid dismisses Catalonia’s government and suspends its autonomy, also calling regional elections. Deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont, charged with sedition and rebellion, takes refuge in Belgium.On 21 December three pro-independence parties defeat the central government in the elections. However, the centrist, anti-independence Ciudadanos party gets the best individual result.- The Weinstein scandal -On 5 October the New York Times publishes a bombshell investigative report accusing Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, 65, of sexual harassment over decades.Similar allegations have since been levelled at a long list of personalities in film, television, journalism and politics around the world.- Zimbabwe: Mugabe falls -Zimbabwe’s veteran President Robert Mugabe, 93, resigns on 21 November following 37 years of rule and after being abandoned by the military and his own party.- IS defeated, not wiped out -Iraq on 9 December declares victory in its war to expel the Islamic State group but experts warn that jihadists remain a threat. They have also lost most of their territory in Syria.Numerous deadly attacks around the world over the year, including in Afghanistan, Britain, Egypt and Somalia, are claimed by or blamed on the group or others linked to Al-Qaeda.- Climate: Record disasters -The year in which Trump decides, on June 1, to leave the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord is marked by a series of natural disasters, including record-breaking hurricanes, earthquakes and devastating fires that affect several countries.It is set to be one of the three warmest years ever recorded.last_img
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Judge Denies Prince Heirs Request to Scuttle Tidal Deal

Judge Denies Prince Heirs Request to Scuttle Tidal Deal

first_imgIn a letter dated Tuesday, Carver County District Court Judge Kevin Eide denied a request from three of Prince’s heirs to reconsider the artist’s estate’s recent agreement with Tidal, which was approved by the court in May. Attorneys for heirs Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John R. Nelson submitted a heavily redacted request earlier this month that, according to a response letter from the estate, requested reconsideration of that agreement on the basis of news reports that alleged Tidal had falsified its streaming numbers.Included in the deal is a week’s exclusive streaming rights for an album of unreleased material that will be co-curated by Jay-Z and is scheduled for release next year; the agreement also settled “previously unresolved legal matters” between the estate and Tidal, which had been ongoing in the wake of the confused state of the artist’s business affairs after his death from an accidental overdose in April 2016. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety center_img In the estate’s response, attorney Lora M. Friedemann argued that “The Nelsons fail to raise any issue that merits reconsideration,” stating, among other claims, that their request is “based on accusations about Tidal reported in one newspaper article in Norway over six weeks ago,” which claims that Tidal falsified its streaming numbers for high-profile releases including Kanye West’s “Life of Pablo” and Beyonce’s “Lemonade.” The Nelsons’ letter fails to acknowledge that Tidal has denied the allegations as ‘lies and falsehoods,’ and has stated that information ‘was stolen and manipulated.’ Unproven media reports do not constitute an ‘intervening legal development,’ or demonstrate that the Court’s Order was ‘palpably wrong in some respect.’“The Nelsons’ request is meritless and should be denied,” she concludes.The heirs’ attorney did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.In 2015, Prince struck a deal with Tidal that made it, at the time, the exclusive streaming partner for his catalog. After his death, most of his Warner catalog returned to all major streaming services in February of last year, but much of it remained either unavailable or only on Tidal while the two parties worked to settle the deal. That agreement was announced last month.last_img read more

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District police launch website as part of Prayas Football Academy

District police launch website as part of Prayas Football Academy

first_imgKolkata: Taking a step ahead, the state police in East Midnapore have introduced a website exclusively to let people know about the local football players in the district.The district police run an academy — Prayas Football Academy — as a part of its community development programme where hundreds of local boys and girls learn football-related skills. The main idea behind running such a camp is to harness local football talents.Now, a website has been launched through which people can get information about the initiative and at the same time, know about the talented boys and girls from the district. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeSuvendu Adhikari, the state Transport Minister, launched the website on Thursday at a programme organised at Khejuri in East Midnapore.The Prayas Football Academy has been running for the past one year and a programme was organised on Thursday, with a friendly match between Mohammedan Sporting Club Junior and Prayas Football Academy. A camp was also organised to recruit more boys and girls for the training in the next one year. Around 400 boys and 50 girls participated in the camp. The camp will continue for two days in which boys and girls will be selected for the training. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedTill date, 121 boys and girls have received training at the academy. Two boys from the academy have been selected by two-well known football clubs in Kolkata.Moreover, two girls are undergoing necessary tests to get selected by All India Football Federation.V Solomon Nesakumar , Superintendent of Police of East Midnapore, MLA of Khejuri Ranajit Mandal and Technical Director of the West Bengal State Sports Council Goutam Sarkar were also present at the programme.last_img read more

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Asha Bhonsle Amit Kumar make a comeback with Puja songs

Asha Bhonsle Amit Kumar make a comeback with Puja songs

first_imgKolkata: Naktala Udayan Sangha made an effort to bring back the nostalgic Pujor gaan associated Durga Puja by producing songs by Asha Bhonsle and Amit Kumar.Asha Bhonsle makes a comeback in Pujor gaan circuit with a new Bengali singles — ‘Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ for the album ‘Pujoy Asha’, composed by Shiladitya – Raj and written by Utpal Das. The other singles of the album, ‘Surey Tumi’, composed by the duo has been sung by Amit Kumar and is written by another lyricist. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life”We all dream. But not every dream is realised. Unless you have dedication, patience, perseverance and you work towards achieving it. And of course you have to be passionate towards your dream. We also had a dream which we nurtured for over 25 years. Our dream was realised when the legend, Asha Bhonsle, whom many consider as an Avatar of Goddess Saraswati, sang her comeback Pujo song for us in the album ‘Pujoy Asha’. We are also happy to once again work with one of the finest singers of all time, Amit Kumar for the song ‘Surey Tumi’. As usual, it was pure magic from him. Both the songs are our tribute to the maestros, Kishore Kumar & RD Burman said music composers, Shiladitya – Raj. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed’Ebar Pujoy Elaam Phire’ was recorded by Asha Bhonsle exactly a week after she completed her 85th birthday.Though ‘Aamar Khatar Patay’ released in 1963 was Asha Ji’s first Pujo song composed by Manna Dey, it was 50 years back in 1968 when we first heard Asha Ji sing Puja songs for RD Burman and the songs were ‘Eyi Edike Esho’ & ‘Jabo Ki Jabona” penned down by Gouriprasanna Majumdar. Both being blockbusters. In subsequent years, we got musical gems like ‘Jete Dao Amay Dekona’, ‘Chokhe Chokhe Kotha Bolo’, ‘Jaanina Kothay Tumi’, ‘Jaaire Jaire Bela Je Jaaire’, ‘Phoole Gondho Nei’, ‘Mohuaye Jomechhe Aaj Mou Go’, ‘Shondhabelaye Tumi Aami Boshe Achhi Dujone’, ‘Moyna Bolo Tumi Krishno Raadhe’ and ‘Kine De Reshmi Churi’ among others. With ‘Surey Tumi’, Amit Kumar, who is still captivating the audience for almost 5 decades with his rich repertoire of Bengali and Hindi songs, recorded a Pujor gaan in Kolkata after 14 long years. He recorded his first Pujor Gaan under the baton of his legendary father, Kishore Kumar in 1973 and the songs ‘Jinisher Daam Berechhe’ and ‘Mone Mone Kotodin’ were a huge success.Amit Kumar also sang a few Pujor gaan for RD Burman and the two songs from the album ‘Pran To Mane Na Go’ and ‘Kotodin Aar E Bhabe Boshe Thaaki’ released in 1975 became huge hits. This is for the third time he collaborated with Shiladitya – Raj for a Pujor Gaan; their earlier albums being ‘Shudhu Tomay Dekhi’ (1999) and the immensely popular ‘Phele Asha Din’ (2012).last_img read more

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