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The British have not responded to Caricom

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe British have not responded to Caricom about the report of the fact finding mission. A report which has been sanctioned by Caricom leaders and one with its suggestions has been delivered to the UK.Admitted yesterday by Ambassador Colin Granderson leading the 6 member delegation here from Caricom, on a consultative mission. QUOTE. Hon Donhue Gardiner, acting Premier says nonetheless elected leaders are moving on the recommendations even though his government has not gotten any feedback from the UK either. The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has acknowledged receipt of the report since July; former governor Ric Todd would only confirm that they have the document. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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410 Eid congregations in Dhaka

first_imgA total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.Senior Pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged.The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather. A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation. Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8 am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat. DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation’s own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.Stringent security measures will be taken around the National Eidgah as the President, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there. Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8 am and 9 am.A congregation would be organised at 8 am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time. Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8:00 am and 9:30 am respectively.Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8:00 am and 9:00 am. City Corporation’s councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.last_img read more

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Youth hit on the head for abuse protest

first_imgKolkata: A youth from Sonarpur in South 24-Parganas sustained head injuries after being hit on his head by a local miscreant. The incident occurred on Saturday morning when the victim protested against the accused as he was hurling abusive language at his wife. The accused has been arrested. Police said the victim, identified as Susanta Mondal protested against the accused, Madan Mondal who had allegedly abused his wife. A heated altercation broke out between the two when the victim demanded an apology from the accused. The altercation soon led to a scuffle following which the accused youth hit him on his head with a rod. One of the victim’s associates, Ram Naskar, who came to his rescue also received injuries in the incident. The accused fled the spot immediately after the incident but he was later arrested. The locals rushed both the injured victims to a nearby healthcentre. The locals told the police that the accused has been involved in various anti-social activities and often used to abuse women. A case has been initiated after the family members of the victims lodged complaints.last_img read more

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PGDBA prog of 3 Bengal institutes best in India QS rankings

first_imgKolkata: The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme offered jointly by three premier institutions in West Bengal, including IIT Kharagpur, has been ranked first in the country and the second place in Asia in the business analytics category by a university rating organisation. The two other institutions are IIM Calcutta and Indian Statistical Institute(ISI). The course has also been ranked 14th globally in the business analytics category by QS World University Rankings, an IIT Kharagpur statement said Monday. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). The QS system names the world’s top universities for the study of 48 subjects and five composite faculty areas, alongside five independent regional tables, including Asia. The ranking shows how collaboration among the best institutions can really make a top-notch programme, Prof. P P Chakrabarti, Director IIT Kharagpur, was quoted having said in the statement. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed PGDBA is a two-year full-time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals, employable by leading Indian and foreign firms. Dean, Postgraduate Studies and Research at IIT KGP Prof. P K Das, said the programme is designed for those who have an analytical mindset, are interested in tackling challenging business problems and possess an inclination towards mathematics. “While coursework at IIM Calcutta focuses on the application of analytics in functional areas, ISI brings to the table its expertise in statistical and machine learning theories for analytics “The faculty at IIT Kharagpur engages with the technology aspects of analytics in addition to offering electives in management domain with focus on application of analytics in functional areas,” Dean, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT KGP, Prof. Prabina Rajib said.last_img read more

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Amazon Reports 170 Million Writedown Due to Unsold Fire Phones

first_imgOctober 24, 2014 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now » 1 min read This story originally appeared on Reuters Amazon.com Inc took a $170 million writedown in the third-quarter largely related to its unsold stockpile of Fire smart phones as well as supplier commitment costs, Chief Financial Officer Tom Szkutak said on Thursday.The online retailer, which also issued a disappointing fourth-quarter outlook that sent shares down 9 percent in after-hours trading, ended the third quarter with about $83 million worth of Fire phone inventory.The Fire phone debuted this summer to both lackluster sales and reviews. Last month, Amazon cut the price of its phone to 99 cents with a two-year contract with AT&T.(Reporting by Deepa Seetharaman; Editing by Chris Reese)last_img read more

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Californias new bot disclosure law bans bots from pretending to be human

first_imgLast week, California’s Governor Jerry Brown passed a bill giving rise to a new law that will ban automated accounts, more commonly known as bots, from pretending to be real people in pursuit of selling products or influencing elections. The bill was approved on September 28 and will be effective from July 1, 2019. As per the California Senate, “This bill would, with certain exceptions, make it unlawful for any person to use a bot to communicate or interact with another person in California online with the intent to mislead the other person about its artificial identity for the purpose of knowingly deceiving the person about the content of the communication in order to incentivise a purchase or sale of goods or services in a commercial transaction or to influence a vote in an election.” The law will assist in tackling social media manipulation to determine foreign interference. Bots caused major issues during the 2016 U.S. Presidential elections and have ever since grown to be a menace that platforms like Twitter have been trying to combat. The 2016 U.S. Presidential elections saw Russian-controlled bots playing an active role in manipulating opinions, retweeting Donald Trump’s tweets 470,000 times, and Hillary Clinton’s fewer than 50,000 times. The main aim of this effort is to target bots that spread misinformation. Twitter said that it took down 9.9 million potentially spammy or automated accounts per week in May and has placed warnings on suspicious accounts. Twitter has also announced an update in its work on its “election integrity” project, ahead of the US mid-term elections in November. These include updating its rules regarding fake accounts and sharing stolen information. It said it would now take into account stock avatar photos and copied profile bios in determining whether an account is genuine. Robert Hertzberg, a state senator from California who pushed for the new law forcing bots to disclose their lack of humanity, told The New York Times he was the subject of a bot attack over a bail reform bill. So he decided to fight bots with bots by launching @Bot_Hertzberg in January. As per California law, the account discloses its automated nature. “*I AM A BOT.*” states the account’s Twitter profile. “Automated accounts like mine are made to misinform & exploit users. But unlike most bots, I’m transparent about being a bot.” To know more about this California Senate ’s bill in detail, check out the Senate bill. Read Next Sentiment Analysis of the 2017 US elections on Twitter Facebook, Twitter takes down hundreds of fake accounts with ties to Russia and Iran, suspected to influence the US midterm elections DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0: How hackers used social engineering to manipulate the 2016 U.S. electionslast_img read more

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