first_imgFrom trends to watches, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant review Sinful delights Launched in July 2010 by the Alchemist Group, Kebab Khan is a concept, fine dining restaurant at Panchkula. The eatery maps the journey of Kebabs from Persia, Afghanistan, North West Frontier, Pakistan and Awadh till,From trends to watches, a lowdown on everything new in the city.Restaurant reviewSinful delights Launched in July 2010 by the Alchemist Group, Kebab Khan is a concept, fine dining restaurant at Panchkula. The eatery maps the journey of Kebabs from Persia, Afghanistan, North West Frontier, Pakistan and Awadh till Hyderabad in India. It draws the diner to a luscious array of kebabs, including 25-30 different types from various regions. Done up in rich colours, the place has a regal, warm feel. Offering North West Frontier Cuisine, it specialises in kebabs with select curries and breads as supplements. Try their nalli gosht, tawa amritsari kukkad and galauti kebab.Thai flavours Enjoy a Thai spread at Zen Garden in the five star boutique hotel Bella Vista in Panchkula. Tri-city’s only authentic Thai cuisine finedining restaurant, this roof-top eatery offers a picturesque view of the Shivaliks. Done up in shades of maroon, burgundy and gold, the fine-dining restaurant recreates mini-Thailand. Thai fixtures, bamboo and the gold leaf logo add to the appeal. Executive Chef Manohar, armed with 15 years of experience from Dubai, has used his expertise for rustling up authentic Thai flavours. The vegetarians must try spicy thai corn cakes, todman khao phot served with sweet chilli sauce and larb woonsen in spring roll wrapper. Non vegetarian specialties include northeastern thai pork salad, yum mu isaan in the appetisers and thai ginger chicken.What’s upCool shades As it gets hotter, the palette is getting brighter, especially when it comes to accessories. Punjabi fashionistas are teaming up pastel ensembles with funky neckpieces and flipflops in acid hues-think electric blue, sunshine orange, flaming red and bubblegum pink!advertisementClutch this Moving beyond cocktail saris, cocktail clutches are the in thing. Staying true to form, clutches in a delectable riot of colours are being flaunted by the younger segment, which is adventurous about accessories.What’s downLong is passeGowns! The red carpet look was never too hot here, but it’s totally out with summer at our door. Even for parties, short one piece dresses and jumpsuits are a rage. Not only are they fuss-free and figure flaunting, but also keep you cool on those sweltering days!Embellishment overdoseToo many accessories and jewellery are passe. Glam up your outfits with minimal, lightweight accessories this summer.Hair storyPrim and proper, neat hairstyles are out, and natural, even slightly messy look is in.Products basketTie me up The World Cup might be over, but not cricket fever. Get into the mood with these digitally printed, funky Satya Paul, ICC inspired ties in woven silk. Rs 995 upwards.Serve in style This two-tiered cake stand turns every thing into a special occasion. Elegant and functional, it can be used either traditionally for chocolate and fruit or as a purely decorative display. Rs 25,000.Bag this Stylish Shield evening bag with rivet details for a casual evening about town. Made in vegetable tanned faux crocodile leather. Rs 3295.Lion king The strong lion stands on a threepieced cut mahogany granite base. In clear Swarovski crystal, the asymmetrical faceting accentuates its power and charisma. Rs 55,000.Flaunt it Super-flattering, psychedelic Tunic by Neha Periwal. Ideal to sport at a dinner party. Price on request.Sport this The watches of the Montblanc Sport Collection are designed for an active lifestyle of watch freaks and sportspeople. Montblanc’s fine jewellery accessories are a real statement. Price on request.Sole comfort These flip-flops from Tommy Hilfiger are an absolute summer staple and a perfectly comfortable, holiday wardrobe accessory. Rs 1399.Look who’sComing for dinnerJonita Doda is currently filming for Punjabi flick Yaara o Dildaara with Harbhajan Mann and Kabir Bedi, slotted for release in September. The model, who’s just finished shooting for a series of Pantaloon ads, loves to flaunt light, airy and loose fit clothes, ponytails and wavy hair. Her favourites include flowing dresses teamed with chunky neckpieces. She says, “I also have a thing for chunky belts and earrings. I’m careful not to overdo accessories.”last_img read more

first_imgLucknow, May 19 (PTI) The Shahi Imam of Delhis Jama Masjid Maulana Ahmad Bukhari today met Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and asked them as to why no Muslim candidate was included in the partys list for Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council polls.”I have expressed my displeasure for not including Muslim candidates for Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council in the party list. At least there should be one Muslim in SPs Rajya Sabha list to represent the community. The party supremo has not made any promise in this regard,” Bukhari told PTI.The Samajwadi Party recently announced the list of its RS candidates which included Amar Singh, Beni Prasad Verma, but no Muslim candidate.In an apparent reference to giving ticket to Amar Singh, Bukhari said, “I have said that a person repeated in the Rajya Sabha list in not liked by anyone.”During the meeting, Bukhari “reminded” the SP leader of their promises like reservation for Muslims, speedy trial of Muslims sent to jail on terrorism charges, opening of Urdu medium schools in minority areas and recruitment of Muslims in police force.He also raised the issue of communal clash in Azamgarh, saying if the administration had acted timely, it would have been averted.Bukhari said Mulayam directed the Chief Minister to list works done for the community and complete if anything is left to be done. PTI ABN TIR SK TIRlast_img read more

first_imgMercedes-Benz is getting aggressive in its strategy for the Indian market as the latest global launches are finding their way to Indian shores pretty quickly. The latest in line is the Mercedes AMG SLC 43 which has replaced the Mercedes AMG SLK 55 and will be launched in India on July 26. The car was launched globally at the 2016 Detroit Motor Show. The new Mercedes AMG SLC 43 is powered by a 3.0-litre V6 biturbo engine churning out 367hp of peak power and 520Nm of peak torque. The mill is mate to a  nine-speed automatic transmission. The Mercedes AMG SLC 43 utilises a modified version of the AMG sports suspension familiar from the Mercedes-AMG SLK 55.Also Read: Mercedes Benz GLS 350d SUV launched for Rs 80.38 lakhThe roadster is said to have a fuel efficiency of 7.8 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 178 g/km. It can go from 0-100kmph in just 4.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 250kmph. The launch is part of Mercedes-Benz’s vision to launch 12 cars in the Indian market in 2016.Also Read:Skoda Superb vs Audi A3 vs Mercedes Benz CLA vs Toyota Camrylast_img read more

first_imgLDRA has introduced an enhanced version of the LDRA tool suite for Automotive that helps customers reduce cost, effort, and time of complying with the latest release of the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. The enhanced LDRA tool suite for Automotive enables embedded developers to quickly understand the requirements of the new ISO 26262-6:2018ISO 26262-6:2018 standard depending on the Automotive Safety Integrity Level required for their application and helps ensure safe and secure automotive application development and deployment. LDRA’s commitment to the automotive sector is typified by their representation on the ISO 26262:2018 Technical Committee, and reflected in the continuous improvement of its automotive tool suite to help automotive suppliers and OEMs manage the overall cost of compliance and mitigate risk of developing and delivering their applications. LDRA’s comprehensive requirements-through-verification solution quickly and easily identifies standard requirements according to the specific ASIL and shares those requirements across the development team for further timesaving and collaboration. Automating coding standards compliance, verification, and reporting save even more time and money. The LDRA tool suite will enable lifecycle traceability, coding standards compliance with industry standards such as CERT and MISRA, as well as in-house coding standards. Furthermore, the LDRA tool suite will automate the process of testing and report generation.LDRA’s enhanced tool suite is tuned to help automotive customers comply with the latest ISO 26262 standard based on their ASIL requirements. Developers of ADAS, infotainment, powertrain, body electronics applications, and autonomous vehicle technology can select the ASIL A, B, C or D assurance required by their application and quickly understand the corresponding requirements. LDRA TBmanager, a module within the automotive tool suite, helps developers manage the workflow process and activities, understand exactly what is required of a system targeted at a specific ASIL, and automate compliance. LDRA TBmanager generates the appropriate standards objectives, and enables requirements traceability, static and dynamic analysis, and automated reports for compliance with that level, and then maps LDRA tool suite capabilities to the latest release of ISO 26262. This process effectively simplifies, automates, and reduces the cost of compliance, while also automating and expediting the delivery of certification evidence.The latest LDRA tool suite for Automotive will be on display at embedded world 2019.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software Continue Reading Previous powerBridge: 2U 19” system allows signal processing of 48 GigE-vision camerasNext Arrow Electronics extends global secure provisioning services for IoT deviceslast_img read more

first_imgItaly 0 Sweden 0 (0-1 agg): Ventura on the brink as Azzurri miss first World Cup in 60 years Peter Hanson Last updated 2 years ago 05:43 11/14/17 venturaparolo - Cropped Getty Images Sweden’s defence would not be breached as Italy missed out on the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after a 0-0 draw in Milan. Italy will miss out on the World Cup for the first time in 60 years as Sweden secured a precious goalless draw that punched their ticket to Russia thanks to a 1-0 aggregate win.Not since the 1958 tournament, coincidentally held in Sweden, have the Azzurri not been at football’s showpiece event, but defeat in Solna in the first leg proved their undoing and surely signals the end of Gian Piero Ventura’s disappointing reign as coach.It was a far more industrious effort from the four-time world champions at San Siro than the drab effort produced in the first leg, and visiting goalkeeper Robin Olsen was at his best to keep Italy at bay at the end of a busy first half. 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 But there was no way past Sweden’s stoic defence, which held firm to help book the nation’s first World Cup appearance since 2006, and – for all of Italy’s dominance of possession – the aggregate result could have been more convincing with the visitors denied two decent penalty shouts.The inquest now begins for Ventura – with reports suggesting he was under pressure even if Italy had qualified – and his decision to once again omit Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne from the starting XI will be one of several tactical decisions to face severe scrutiny.Just 16 months ago, the Azzurri were only knocked out of Euro 2016 via a quarter-final penalty shootout defeat to Germany, but the upward trajectory started by Antonio Conte has not continued under Ventura, whose position appears untenable.1958 – This is the first time Italy fail to reach the World Cup since 1958. Fall.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) November 13, 2017Ventura will have been encouraged early on as Italy dictated the tempo and Marco Parolo saw penalty claims waved away by referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz following a trip by Ludwig Augustinsson.At the other end, Sweden had a more legitimate shout dismissed when Matteo Darmian seemingly handled as Marcus Berg tried to squirm his way through the home defence.Jorginho, making his competitive debut for Italy, slipped in Ciro Immobile, but the angle escaped the striker who fired into the side-netting.Sweden then lost first-leg scorer Johansson to a serious-looking knee injury, and their misery would have worsened had Antonio Candreva not lashed over from Immobile’s pass that was allowed to travel across the face of goal.There was another moment of contention for Lahoz to deal with when Emil Forsberg appealed for handball against Andrea Barzagli – his fervent remonstration earning a yellow card.Italy cranked up the pressure as the half neared an end and Robin Olsen got a crucial touch as Immobile raced onto Jorginho’s throughball, before the visiting goalkeeper then made another smart stop to deny Alessandro Florenzi.The pressure continued after the restart and Lahoz questionably penalised Darmian for handball when the wing-back was kicked in the check by Mikael Lustig in the area.Darmian was involved in Italy’s next attack, providing the cross from which Florenzi’s acrobatic effort from just inside the box went agonisingly wide of the right post.After 1 goalless hour, @azzurri frustration is beginning to show on the pitch and in the bars.Italy last failed to qualify for the World Cup in 1958…— European Qualifiers (@EuroQualifiers) November 13, 2017Still Italy pressed and Immobile could only shoot wide with a side-foot volley from Candreva’s right-wing centre, before Olsen had to tip over when Florenzi’s deflected cross almost looped in.With three minutes remaining, Italy poured bodies forward and Stephan El Shaarawy’s expert volley drew a fine stop from Olsen, and Parolo nodded wide from an inviting position shortly after.But there was to be no late drama in Milan, as Ventura and his side were left to deal with the embarrassment of their World Cup failure.QUALIFIED!Congratulations, Sweden!They make it to a #WorldCup for the first time since 2006 #WCQ— #WCQ (@FIFAWorldCup) November 13, 2017 read morelast_img read more

first_imgTaiwanese shipping operator Shih Wei Navigation and the International Transport Workers’ Federation in Australia have reached an agreement on payment of outstanding salaries to crew who had served on one of the company’s vessels.Namely, after, what ITF described as several months of agonizing negotiations, Shih Wei Navigation agreed to pay the claim made by ITF Assistant Coordinator, Matt Purcell  for USD 404,000 payable and owing to 48 Chinese seafarers that had served on the Panamanian flagged MV Blessing SW last year.This is a result of two inspections conducted on the vessel in November 2013 and later in January this year in the Port of Portland, Victoria, ITF said.Matt Purcell said that in January this year, they paid a further USD 33,000 owing to the crew in order to clear the port, as they were afraid that the vessel may be detained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.“This is not the first time these owners have been caught with double books as they were also detected last year on the MV Stamina SW whereby the same operators eventually owned up and paid out USD 187,000 to the crews serving on that vessel,” Purcell said.“ITF Australia in conjunction with London Office are now supervising the payment method of the 48 Chinese seafarers in order to ensure that they actually receive the money they are owed,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgzoom Liner schedule reliability improved for the fourth consecutive month in May as the aggregate on-time performance for the three core East-West trades jumped by 4 percentage points to reach a new data-series high of 71.6%, according to Drewry’s Carrier Performance Insight.The latest monthly increase follows a similar rise in April, resulting from a moderate improvement in Asia-Europe container service reliability and much better performances in the Transpacific and Transatlantic routes, Drewry said.Maersk Line retained its status as the most reliable carrier with an on-time performance of 85% in May. G6 carriers NYK (78.9%), OOCL (78.7%) and MOL (77.4%) were the next best carriers in the reliability rankings. At the other end of the table were Zim (51.1%) and Wan Hai (46.3%).“The continued improvement in container service reliability is encouraging news for shippers, who could be said to be getting much better value for money from carriers at present considering that reliability is at a peak while spot freight rates are at historical lows,” said Simon Heaney, senior manager of supply chain research at Drewry.“The downside from this scenario is that carriers will look to redress the supply-demand imbalance through void sailings.”last_img read more

first_imgGovernment wants to hear from Nova Scotians surrounding private security. The Department of Justice today, Jan. 26, released a discussion paper surrounding reform of private security in Nova Scotia. The discussion paper will allow the opportunity for public and stakeholders to provide input on proposed legislation changes. It will include a questionnaire so that people can share their opinions and ideas on private security. “We are looking forward to the feedback from our partners in this industry, as well as from other stakeholders,” said Justice Minister Murray Scott. “We want to ensure that Nova Scotians’ private security needs are being met in the most effective way and that overall public safety is being assured.” The Private Investigators and Private Guards Act, originally enacted in 1972 and last amended in 1989, provides a regulated environment for private investigators and private guards in Nova Scotia. As the private security industry grows, it is important that legislation include all security practitioners and that it reflects the changing role that private security plays in the overall safety of Nova Scotians. The discussion paper and questionnaire is being sent to a wide range of organizations, including police, the private security industry and organizations who employ their own in-house security. The Private Investigators and Private Guards Discussion Paper is available on the Department of Justice website at or by calling 424-2905 in Halifax Regional Municipality, or toll free 1-888-760-5577. The deadline for comments concerning the discussion paper is Feb. 26. Comments may be addressed to Security Programs Office, P.O. Box 7, Halifax, N.S. B3J 2L6. They may also be sent by fax 424-4308 or by e-mail to .last_img read more

first_imgBritish Prime Minister David Cameron visited The Prince’s Trust in London last month to meet young people who have been helped by the charity’s Enterprise Programme, and five volunteers who have provided Business mentoring support.David Cameron Visits The Prince’s TrustCredit/Copyright: visit followed the launch of the Government’s Start up Loan initiative, aimed at helping more young people into business.The £82.5 million StartUp Loan scheme aims to give a new generation of entrepreneurs the finance and support to potentially start over 30,000 new businesses, in turn boosting enterprise and economic growth.The Prince’s Trust will be one of the organizations to administer the loan, through its Enterprise Programme.The Enterprise Programme has helped more than 70,000 young people set up in business since 1983. The programme offers a mixture of mentoring and financial support, helping unemployed young people set up in business or find other positive outcomes, such as employment or a return to education or training.Find out more about the Prince’s Trust Enterprise ProgrammeSource:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more

Canola seed exporters report Chinese companies — one of their major markets — have stopped buying their product, according to an industry group.The ongoing trade dispute that started earlier this month when China revoked the permit of a major Canadian exporter is also causing woes for canola farmers, grappling with lower prices and delayed shipments.Canola seed exporters have told the Canola Council of Canada that Chinese importers are currently unwilling to purchase their product, the group said in a statement released Thursday. Companies that are members of the council include Viterra Inc., Louis Dreyfus Company, Cargill Ltd. and Parrish & Heimbecker Ltd.The reports come weeks after China’s foreign ministry blocked imports from one of Canada’s largest grain producers, Richardson International Ltd., citing fears of insect infestation. Saskatchewan canola farmers push Ottawa to sort out China trade dispute that’s blocking some exports China’s canola embargo once again turns Canadian farmers into political footballs For Chrystia Freeland, the battle over canola with China is personal Blocked by China, Canada’s biggest canola exporter says it has become target in Ottawa-Beijing spat At the time, some suggested the move was retaliation for Canada’s arrest of a top Chinese tech executive. In December, Canadian authorities arrested Huawei Technologies Co. Inc. senior executive Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the behest of the United States.There was some initial optimism that Chinese concerns with canola trade could be resolved quickly, the industry group said, and it’s disappointed that did not happen.Canada exports about 40 per cent of its canola seed, oil and meal to China with canola seed exports to the country being worth $2.7 billion in 2018, according to the council.“Under the circumstances, Canadian canola seed exporters who normally ship to China have no alternative but to supply customers in other countries who value high quality Canadian canola,” said Jim Everson, the council’s president, in a statement.It has also created problems for farmers.David Reid, 42, is a partner at the family farm he grew up on in Cremona, Alta. — about 90 kilometres northwest of Calgary. Canola accounts for about 30 per cent of what the farm produces now.The farm sells to a company that exports the product to other places, like China, but after Richardson’s permit was revoked Reid said shipments slowed and he saw an immediate price drop for his product.Prices fell by a dollar a bushel, he said, which he estimated to be a 12 per cent fall.The price of the commodity also fell in futures contract trading since Wanzhou’s arrest. The May canola futures contract was trading at $458.30 per tonne Friday afternoon — down nearly 2.2 per cent.Reid is now holding on to more of his product in hopes the price will rise.“We don’t know how long we might have to wait for the price to increase,” he said, adding that while it’s possible to store the product for a long time, bin space will become an issue by the fall when he’ll need the space for the next canola crop.He has already sold some product at the lower price, which hurts his bottom line.“Everybody’s feeling it for sure,” he said of other canola farmers he knows. read more

According to a statement released by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson at UN Headquarters in New York today, the Secretary-General remains “deeply disturbed” by the renewed escalation in hostilities in Ukraine and deplores the incident which, he said, was a “stark reminder of the urgent need to halt the violence.”In addition, the spokesperson underscored Mr. Ban’s appeal for the incident to be investigated and those responsible to be brought to justice.Media reports state that 11 Ukrainian civilians were killed and at least 17 others injured on 13 January when shelling targeting a nearby Government-held roadblock went astray and hit the passenger bus on which they were traveling.“The Secretary-General exhorts all sides to respect the cease-fire and return to the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which remain a solid base for resolving this conflict,” continued the statement, referring to the fragile peace plan signed in the Belarussian capital on 5 September.Mr. Ban “notes the ongoing diplomatic efforts of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany towards this end and encourages all concerned to continue to seek means of restoring peace and ensuring the stability, territorial integrity and unity of Ukraine,” the statement added.The latest figures from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, and the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO), paint a stark picture of the reality on the ground for millions of people living in the regions directly affected by the conflict, such as Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipropetrovsk, where hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) remain trapped.In late February 2014, the situation in Ukraine transcended what was initially seen as an internal Ukrainian political crisis into violent clashes in parts of the country, later reaching full- scale conflict in the east. Despite the Minsk cease-fire, the situation in Ukraine has since continuously deteriorated, with serious consequences for the country’s unity, territorial integrity and stability.From mid-April to 12 December, at least 4,707 people were killed and 10,322 wounded by fighting. Since the tenuous ceasefire began, at least 1,357 fatalities were recorded. Moreover, the UN has recently reported that since March 2014, more than one million people have been displaced from the conflict-affected areas, including nearly 530,000 people within Ukraine, of who at least 130,000 are children.Echoing Mr. Ban’s condemnation of the incident, the UN Security Council also deplored the shelling in the “strongest terms” in a statement in which Council Members expressed their “deep sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims” while calling for “an objective investigation” to bring the perpetrators to justice.Moreover, the Council underlined the need for all parties to the conflict to strictly observe the Minsk protocol and its implementing memorandum in order to wind down hostilities and move towards peace. read more

Pioneering American bishop, the Most Rev Bishop Michael Curry, from Chicago, Illinois, has been invited to deliver the address as the couple strive to reflect their transatlantic relationship amid the tradition of St George’s Chapel.Bishop Curry, who has been praised for his “infectious laughter and self-deprecating humour”, is the first African-American bishop to have served as the Episcopal Church’s presiding bishop, a role he has held since November 2015. The music will also have an American influence according to Christopher Warren-Green, who will conduct musicians on the day. Florist Philippa Craddock FlowersThe couple have chosen high society florist Philippa Craddock to design their day, using seasonal plants and flowers from the Crown Estates and Royal Parks chosen particularly for their pollinator-friendly properties.Aisles, pews, tables and halls will be lined with plants from wildflower meadows, picked to “provide a great habitat for bees and help to nurture and sustain entire ecosystems by promoting a healthy and biodiverse environment”, Kensington Palace said.Ms Craddock has been named “Queen of London florists” by British Vogue and “a floral mastermind” by Tatler. Read more about the wedding florist here. The Queen signed the Instrument of Consent in March, at the top of a vellum document transcribed in calligraphy and issued under the Great Seal of the Realm. Florist Philippa CraddockCredit:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire A very traditional ceremony The couple will be make their vows at St George’s Chapel, which last hosted a royal wedding in May 2008 when Peter Phillips – son of The Princess Royal – married Autumn Kelly. The traditional ceremony will be conducted by The Dean of Windsor, The Rt Revd. David Conner while the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, will officiate as the couple make their marriage vows. Miss Markle, who was a UN women’s advocate, is unlikely to opt to obey the prince. The couple will probably choose the Series One (1966) Book of Common Prayer ceremony, just as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge did, which allows the bride to drop “obey him” and “serve him” from the religious proceedings.The regiments Prince Harry served with in Afghanistan will a have a “special place” during the ceremony.The 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, where the prince served as an Apache Pilot in Helmand Province will be represented, as well as The Royal Gurkha Rifles, his comrades in Afghanistan in 2007, and RAF Honington, where he is Honorary Air Commandant. The document states: “Now know ye that we have consented and do by these presents signify our consent to the contracting of matrimony between our most dearly beloved grandson Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales KCVO and Rachel Meghan Markle.”Prince Harry, as sixth-in-line to the throne following the birth of Prince Louis, had to seek the permission of the Queen under the Succession to the Crown Act 2013.The Act requires the first six people in line to obtain the Queen’s blessing to marry, unless they wish  to be disqualified from succeeding to the Crown. Then at 1pm, the newlyweds will undertake a two mile tour of Windsor in an Ascot Landau carriage, greeting well-wishers, which is expected to take 25 minutes.It’s the same carriage the prince used in the procession at the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton,when he was surrounded by small bridesmaids and page boys.The couple will leave Windsor Castle by carriage via Castle Hill, travelling along the High Street and through Windsor Town before returning along the Long Walk for the first reception at St George’s Hall.Read more about the procession here. Household Cavalry troopers will line the staircase at St George’s Chapel, while streets within the precincts of the castle will be lined by members of the Windsor Castle Guard from 1st Battalion Irish Guards, and by Armed Forces personnel from the Royal Navy Small Ships and Diving, which has the Prince as Commodore-in-Chief, and the Royal Marines, where he is Captain General.Read more about St George’s Chapel here.WATCH: How Diana, the in-laws and Prince Louis will fit into the Royal Wedding Peonies are one of Ms Markle’s favourite flowers, so it is likely her floral bouquet will include these fragrant blooms, which are in season in May. Don’t miss the processionAfter the ceremony, among the first people to congratulate the couple will be some of the 2,640 charity workers, community champions and local school children who are being invited to watch the wedding from inside the walls of Windsor Castle.  The Queen’s arrival at St George’s Chapel for her grandson’s wedding marked a key moment in the day’s proceedings: that the entire guestlist were now present at the venue.Tradition dictates that Her Majesty is the last to arrive at Royal engagements, visits and events – and the protocol even extends to her family’s weddings. She will watch Meghan Markle walk down the aisle to royalty and an awaiting Prince Harry.And guests will have to be on their guard for another tradition which means when the The Queen stops eating, others must do the same. The protocol usually relates to banquets, and with 200 guests set to sit down for an evening meal as part of the celebration, it is understood the custom will have to be adhered to.  But those worried about scoffing down their food as soon as it lands on their table might not need to worry given that the Queen has been known to push a morsel of food around on her plate to allow people to finish.Last week, the official document signed by The Queen granting permission for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry was released, incorporating the symbols of America onto traditional vellum to represent the bride.The ornate Instrument of Consent, the official document confirming the approval of the Queen, features emblems for Ms Markle including a rose, the national flower of the United States, two golden poppies from her home state of California, and olive branches adopted from the Great Seal of the United States.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? 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first_imgSix to Sunset concerts (6 to 8 p.m.)July 12: Hit Machine (hits from the 70s/80s).July 19: Patrick Lamb Band.July 26: Stone in Love (Journey Tribute).Aug. 2: Petty Fever (Tom Petty Tribute).Aug. 9: Radical Revolution (80s music revolt).Terry Lee Noon Hour Concerts(Noon to 1 p.m.)July 11: The Shwing Daddies.July 18: Justin Klump.July 25: Key of Dreams.Aug. 1: JVA.Aug. 7: Aaron Meyer.Aug. 15: The New Iberians.Friday Night Movies at Esther Short Park (dusk)July 6: “School of Rock.”July 13: “Jurassic Park.”July 20: “WALL-E.”Friday Night Movies at LeRoy Haagen Community Park (dusk)July 27: “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Strange Tides.”Aug. 3: “E.T.”Walking through Esther Short Park at 6 p.m. on a summer Thursday night, chances are you’ll see a sea of people on blankets and lawn chairs. You’ll smell kettle corn, catch kids dancing, and even blocks away you’ll hear the faint sounds of summertime jams — typically songs from the 60s and 70s.The Riverview Six to Sunset concert series is celebrating its 26th year of music. About 5,000 people packed into the downtown park for the first of six free Thursday evening concerts this summer.Any stranger to the concert series should make sure to get to the park early to find a good seat.“We had people coming in at 3 o’clock with their chairs and blankets,” said Stacy Donovan, special events manager for the city of Vancouver.The Beatles tribute band Abbey Road Live!, described by band member Dave Domizi as “the Beatles with a pulse,” kicked off the series. Concertgoers hopped up to dance and sing along to the first song, “Back in the U.S.S.R.”The series mostly features Northwest acts.“As the only local community bank in Clark County, we take it seriously, giving back,” said Scott Miller, senior vice president of marketing at Riverview Community Bank, the lead sponsor of the series.last_img read more

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – A South Florida stadium looks more and more like it’s ready to rock for the Miami Dolphins home opener.7Skyforce HD hovered above Hard Rock Stadium as workers installed new gold and purple signage, just in time for the Sept. 25 game against the Cleveland Browns.The stadium officially received its new name last month.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a list of FREE upcoming programs for adults, teens and kids at the Wilmington Memorial Library.Registration begins 30 days prior to the event. Please register online using our Calendar of Events at or by calling (978) 694-2099 (for Adult) or (978) 694-2098 (for Children/Teen). Please note we request registration for programs that are marked *RR. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for funding support for library programs!Adult EventsFiction Critique Group *RRSaturday, July 6, 9:15 11:30 amLove writing fiction? Whether you are drafting a short story or a novel, joining our Critique Group is a great opportunity to meet other writers and get constructive feedback in a supportive environment. When registering, please provide your email address so you can receive an agenda and any prep materials before the meeting. Open to all experience levels writing in all genres. Led by local writing enthusiast, Barbara Alevras.The 60s, Moon Memories, and MoreTuesday, July 9, 9 am-1 pmBuzzell Senior CenterThe 60s shout beehive hairdos, bell bottom pants, granny glasses, and more. It was the era of JFK and the race to the moon, Vietnam, and civil rights. Do you have memories or personal photos you would like to share of this decade? Do you have memories of the moon landing? If so, stop by the Buzzell Senior Center from 9am to 1 pm and share them! WCTV will do the recording (oral recording if you prefer not to be videotaped); photos will be scanned on site and returned. Help us capture the spirit of the 60s!Streaming Music *RRTuesday, July 9, 10 amSearching for the song of the summer? Bring your smartphone or device for hands-on experience navigating popular streaming music services such as, Spotify, Pandora, and Freegal.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University.Pints + Pages Book Group *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmFeatured Book: Kiss Quotient by Helen HoangLocation: Reading Public LibrarySocial book group geared towards readers in their 20’s and 30’s. The group meets on the first Thursday of every other month. Librarians from the Wilmington and Reading Public Libraries will host the book discussion. This month we’re having a potluck picnic on the patio at the Reading Public Library. Bring along a dish to share!Local History: Wonderland *RRThursday, July 11, 7 pmThirty years before the Wonderland Race Track was built, the site was given its name by the Wonderland Amusement Park. Conceived by a man in the Baking Soda industry who bought the land and planned by a man who had failed to build the biggest park in Coney Island. Wonderland was filled with cutting-edge rides and attractions. Its opening day broke attendance records at Revere Beach, and the park was a major success. Author Stephen R. Wilk has been researching the park for his forthcoming book Backstage at Wonderland, and will talk about the building of the park and its first year of operation, 1906.Kids & Teen EventsLittle Movers *RRMonday, July 8, 10 amLet’s move! Join us for a morning of singing, dancing, and moving around! Ages 1-2.LEGO BuildingMonday, July 8, 3 pmBuild a unique LEGO creation. Kindergarten+.Sciencetellers: Aliens Escape from Earth! *RRMonday, July 8, 6:30 pmThroughout an intergalactic story, volunteers from the audience will get to discover the unbelievable world of science through experiments and demonstrations with chemical reactions, polymers, pressure, inertia, energy, explosions and so much more! Don’t miss this action-packed and educational alien adventure! It’s totally out of this world! Grades K-5.Preschool Storytime: Summer FunTuesday, July 9, 10 amThis storytime on summer fun for preschoolers includes books, rhymes, music and a fun craft. Parents and caregivers accompany the child and participate in the activities. Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Ages 3-5.Travel Club: England *RRTuesday, July 9, 3 pmJoin us as we explore the food, language, and culture of different countries around the world. We’ll play games, do a craft, and have a snack. Grades 1-5.Explore Cosmology with Mike D’Eon *RRTuesday, July 9, 7 pmThe universe is full of interesting things, and the universe itself is also of interest to study. Unlock the universe’s evolutionary secrets, starting with the Big Bang, at this informational talk with Mike D’Eon, a PhD of Physics candidate at Brandeis University. Grades 6+ & adults welcome.Storytimes in the Sun: Silver LakeWednesday, July 10, 10 amJoin us for a fun outdoor storytime! In accordance with Recreation Department regulations, there is $10 beach fee per person charged to non-residents. Free admission for Wilmington residents with ID.Pals and Popsicles *RRWednesday, July 10, 3 pmWant to cool off in the library air conditioning while eating frozen treats and listening to stories? Then this read-aloud book club is for you! Join us as we read Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman in this three-week series. We will meet on July 10, July 17, and July 24. Each child will receive a complimentary copy of the book and a bookmark. Grades 1-5.Holiday HoursWednesday July 3- Library closes at 5 pmThursday July 4 – Library closedFriday July 5, Library open 9 am -5 pmSaturday July 6, Library open 9am- 5 pm (please note that the library will be open Saturdays throughout the summer).(NOTE: The above listings are from the Wilmington Memorial Library.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? 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first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — On the latest episode of “All About The Flavors,” host and Wilmington resident Bob Hamel shares recipes for three salads that incorporate grilled fruit.Watch the 22-minute episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share Recipes For Eggplant Stack, Onion String & Baked SpinachIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share His Meatloaf RecipeIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch Wilmington Resident Share Recipe For Beer Can ChickenIn “Videos”last_img read more

first_imgOAKLAND: A federal judge on Friday prohibited President Donald Trump from tapping USD 2.5 billion in military funding to build high-priority segments of his prized border wall in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Judge Haywood S.Gilliam, Jr. in Oakland acted in two lawsuits filed by California and by activists who contended that the money transfer was unlawful and that building the wall would pose environmental threats. Also Read – EAM Jaishankar calls on European Parliament President David Sassoli Advertise With Us “All President Trump has succeeded in building is a constitutional crisis, threatening immediate harm to our state,” said California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who led a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in one lawsuit. The decisions are in line with Gilliam’s ruling last month that blocked work from the beginning on two of the highest-priority projects one spanning 46 miles (74 kilometres) in New Mexico and another covering 5 miles (8 kilometres) in Yuma, Arizona. But the fight is far from over. Also Read – This is why Denmark, Sweden and Germany are considering a meat tax Advertise With Us The U.S.9th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to take up the same issue of using military money next week. At issue is President Donald Trump’s February declaration of a national emergency so that he could divert USD 6.7 billion from military and other sources to begin construction of the wall, which could have begun as early as Monday. Trump declared the emergency after losing a fight with the Democratic-led House that led to a 35-day government shutdown. Advertise With Us The president identified USD 3.6 billion from military construction funds, USD 2.5 billion from Defense Department counterdrug activities and $600 million from the Treasury Department’s asset forfeiture fund. The judge Friday didn’t rule on funding from the military construction and Treasury budgets. In the second suit, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition, the judge determined that the use of the USD 2.5 billion for two sectors of the wall was unlawful, although he rejected environmental arguments that wall construction would threaten species such as bighorn sheep.last_img read more

first_imgLogo of BNPBangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is yet to reach a final decision about seat sharing with it partners in the Jatiya Oikya Front coalition as the party has not finalised its own candidates till date.BNP had separate meetings with four electoral alliances on Monday and will take a few more days to take a final decision.The party already spared five seats for its allies at the outset before submitting nominations in five constituencies. The nominations of BNP candidates in another six seats were rejected after final verification on Sunday. There are three candidates from alliance partners in three of the six constituencies. If the BNP candidates fail to recover the candidacy in the remaining seats, the party may support the independent candidates.BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir along with senior leaders of the party met Nagorik Oikya convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna, Gono Forum general secretary Mostafa Mohsin and executive president Subrata Chowdhury separately in the BNP chairperson’s Gulshan office.Also, Mirza Fakhrul had separate meetings with Krishak Sramik Janata League president Kader Siddiqui and JSD vice president Tania Rob.BNP sought lists of expected candidates from the alliance parties, according to several leaders of Oikya Front. Nagorik Oikya wants to finalise the nomination of 9 candidates. They have filed their nomination papers under BNP’s ‘paddy sheaf’ symbol due to lack of their own party registration.Among other alliances, Gono Forum, JSD and Krishak Sramik Janata League filed nominations for 61,51 and 37 seats respectively.  It is learned that Gono Forum wants to negotiate in 12-15 seats, JSD in 8-10 seats and Krishak Sramik Janata League in 4-5 seats with  BNP.Bangladesh Nationalist Party submitted 696 nominations in 295 seats. So far 141 candidates were rejected. They will appeal to election commission to recover the nominations.BNP wants to finalise the seat sharing with the partners by resolving issues within the party.Gono Forum executive president Subrata Chowdhury said, the challenge is to ensure fair elections, not seat negotiations.“Discussions are on and there is no major crisis. It will be finalised soon,” he added.last_img read more

first_imgHigh-CourtThe High Court on Sunday asked the election commissioner to accept the nomination papers of five BNP aspirants who are also municipal mayors so that they can contest the upcoming general election, reports UNB.A HC bench of justice Sheikh Hassan Arif and justice Razik-Al-Jalil passed the order after hearing on separate writ petitions filed by the five BNP leaders challenging the EC’s decision to reject their candidature.The five BNP aspirants are Fahmid Foysal Chowdhury of Nilphamari-3, Amzad hossain of Nilphamari-4, Syed Jahangir Alam of Dinajpur-3, Mohamamd Nazmul of Naogaon-5 and Touhidul Haq of Panchagarh-1 constituencies.Earlier in the day, the five BNP aspirants filed separate writ petitions challenging the legality of the EC’s decision that rejected their candidature as they were holding the post of municipality mayor.Lawyer Ruhul Kuddus Kajal stood for the petitioners while attorney general Mahbubey Alam represented the state.With HC order there will be no obstacles for the five BNP candidates for contesting the polls, said lawyer Ruhul Kuddus Kajal.EC has rejected the nominations of five BNP aspirants during the hearing on petitions filed with the commission.The returning officers concerned rejected the nomination papers of five BNP leaders saying all of them were holding respective posts of municipality mayors.The 11th national election is scheduled to be held on 30 December 2018.last_img read more

first_imgPool revenue using the Selfsh-Mine strategy for different propagation factors, compared to the honest Bitcoin protocol. Simulation matches the theoretical analysis, and both show that Selfsh-Mine results in higher revenues than the honest protocol above a threshold. Credit: arXiv:1311.0243 [cs.CR] . Explore further ( —Bitcoin is a digital currency that has, well, gained currency, as a medium of exchange. Now two computer science researchers from Cornell find that this extensive ecosystem can be undermined and they outline how in a paper that they have posted on arXiv. More information: Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable, arXiv:1311.0243 [cs.CR]: … /faq-selfish-mining/ … irtual-currency.html New fund launched for bitcoin investors The paper, “Majority is not Enough: Bitcoin Mining is Vulnerable,” is by Ittay Eyal, a postdoc member of the Computer Sciences department at Cornell and Emin Gun Sirer, associate professor at Cornell. According to the two researchers, “Empirical evidence shows that Bitcoin miners behave strategically and form pools. Specifically, because rewards are distributed at infrequent, random intervals miners form mining pools in order to decrease the variance of their income rate. Within such pools, all members contribute to the solution of each cryptopuzzle, and share the rewards proportionally to their contributions. To the best of our knowledge, so far such pools have been benign and followed the protocol.” Nonetheless, they describe a strategy that could be used by a minority pool to obtain more revenue than the pool’s fair share, that is, more than its ratio of the total mining power. “The key idea behind this strategy, called Selfish Mining, is for a pool to keep its discovered blocks private, thereby intentionally forking the chain,” they wrote. This selfishness can come out of people getting together to siphon off more money than a fair share for mining activities.The authors wrote that central to Bitcoin operations is a public log called the blockchain where all transactions are recorded. The security of the blockchain is established by a chain of cryptographic puzzles solved by a loosely organized network of participants called miners. The two researchers present an attack with which colluding miners obtain a revenue larger than their fair share. “This attack can have significant consequences for Bitcoin,” they warned, where rational miners join selfish miners and the colluding group increases increase in size until it becomes a majority. At this point, they said, the Bitcoin system ceases to be a decentralized currency. A Scientific American report on their findings further explained how damage might occur: Instead of releasing solutions to solved cryptopuzzles. The selfish crew can mine a branch in secret, hiding it from honest miners. The group would then get a higher share of coins than is fair for the resources they have contributed because they have forced other miners to waste computing power on the original chain. The problem gets worse as the selfish group recruits extra members.Elsewhere, the two were asked if they were trying to take Bitcoin down with their sober warning. “We’re Bitcoin supporters,” they blogged, ” and are working to make the currency stronger against a broader set of possible misbehaviors than what has been considered so far.” They proposed in their paper a practical modification to the Bitcoin protocol that protects against selfish mining pools. Can Bitcoin remain a viable currency? Sirer said, “Probably. We have shown that as long as selfish miners are below a certain threshold, they will not succeed.” Citation: Cornell researchers teach Bitcoin attack lesson in selfish mining (2013, November 6) retrieved 18 August 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more