Justices rule against Missouri inmate with rare health issue

first_img(AP) – The Supreme Court says Missouri can execute an inmate who argued his rare medical condition will result in severe pain if he is given death-causing drugs.The justices ruled 5-4 Monday against inmate Russell Bucklew (BUCK-loo), who is on death row for a 1996 murder.Justice Neil Gorsuch’s opinion for the court’s five conservative justices rejects Bucklew’s argument that subjecting him to lethal injection could cause a tumor in his throat to burst and make him choke on his own blood. Bucklew argued that would violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.Bucklew had suggested he could be executed using nitrogen gas.last_img

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Why Climate Change is Bad News for India Tea Producers

first_imgGrowing India’s famed Assam tea now costs more and is becoming increasingly challenging because of changing weather Related Itemslast_img

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Behind The Glitter

first_imgRemember that spilling with bromance moment last January in New Delhi when Prime MInister Narendra Modi affectionately poured a cup of tea for the visiting guest, U.S. Pres. Barack Obama? Or the menu of the luncheon hosted by the Indian prime minister for the American president, comprising delicacies such as Nadru ke Goolar (lotus stem kebabs stuffed with figs) and somewhat unimaginative desserts such as gulab jamun and gajar halwa?President Barack Obama with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at a state dinner at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi in November 2010.From a musical lunch in April this year hosted by PM Modi for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, during which they savored a secretly guarded menu, with notes of santoor floating in the background, to international reports of a cancelled lunch between French and Iranian Presidents Francois Hollande and Hassan Rouhani earlier this year — reportedly over French’s reservation to take wine off menu in recognition of Rouhani’s faith — food has served as a tool tofsoft diplomacy. A power political lunch or a dinner can be an excellent contrivance to instill fresh vibes during highly stilted protocols and pact signings.For lesser mortals following every move of visiting state guests, these meals serve as a lighter moment to see them as real human beings. A state banquet hosted the world over by a head of state to welcome and greet a visiting dignitary has always been a subject of intrigue and speculation.And while increasingly governments are becoming more open with details on what makes the grand table, celebrating chefs and honoring their part, in India the details have always been carefully guarded. When Pres Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama host a state dinner in honor of visiting dignitaries, we not only get to know the menu, but also snippets such as the produce grown in the White House kitchen garden, the behind-the-scene video of the White House kitchen showing chefs at work hours before the all-important dinner.Two years ago, U.S. media were intrigued and White House etiquette was tested at a state dinner at which PM Modi fasted on hot water while other guests enjoyed a wholesome meal of compressed avocado with goat cheese and baby bell peppers, crisped halibut with ginger carrot sauce, and mango creme brulee.In New Delhi, India, Hyderabad House is the stately place used by the prime minister and other high dignitaries for hosting official meals. The Ministry of External Affairs and the hospitality team observes strict protocols, which are laid down by the officers of Indian Foreign Service for state events. All the important guests are received by the prime minister here. The all-powerful moment when the two world leaders shake hands with flags in the background before a pose of media is choreographed precisely.President Obama with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a state dinner in January 2015.The strict adherence to principles is followed in the kitchen too. Rajan Loomba, chief executive chef, The Ashok, who manages these state dinners says, “Each item to be served is tasted by the security staff before it is served and samples of all raw and cooked food items are preserved.”The staff assures that they not only take cognizance of every religious requirement, like kosher and halal food, but individual preference too. Loomba recalls, “During the visit of Mr. Bill Clinton in March 2000 we came to know that he loves mangoes, but being March it was not a mango season. So we added mango ice cream to the list of desserts and he was surprised that his love for mango was taken care of.”It is often these little gestures, thoughtfully incorporated that leave an indelible impression.Flag colors of the guest country are coordinated in linen and flower arrangements, which German Chancellor Angela Merkel was touched by during her visit to India last year.Everything seems seamless, almost mechanical, at state dinners, the preparations are anything but. During the banquets hosted by Vice President of India, his wife undertook the tastings. During Pres. Obama’s visit last year, preparations started nearly a month in advance. For Chai Pe Charcha, initiated by PM Modi, lotus were specially planted in the pool of the front lawns.Loomba said, “Two sets of menu as suggestion are shared with PMO or Vice President secretariat for approval.”The kitchen staff is surprised by the responses their dishes sometimes garner. For instance, during a state visit a delegate asked for a khichri refill that was unusual. There have also been times when paan and jalebi have been served to dignitaries upon request.The aim behind the state dinners, according to chefs, is to give a feel of India to the guests through a gastronomic experience. Related Itemslast_img read more

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Four Times As Big As The Statue Of Liberty, India’s New Monument To Its Iron Man

first_imgIt is four times taller than the Statue of Liberty.So big, in fact, that it will give India bragging rights to the world’s tallest statue – a nearly 600-foot creation that says as much about India’s global aspirations as it does about the political ego of its leader.It may seem like a natural choice for an outsize tribute.India’s new Statue of Unity, to be formally unveiled Wednesday, depicts Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, an independence-era leader credited with uniting the fledgling nation in the 1940s when he served as India’s first home minister.But the homage to Patel has far deeper symbolism.Patel, known as India’s “Iron Man,” has become a right-wing icon for Hindu nationalists. And the statue’s location, in the western state of Gujarat, has been the site of some of the fiercest clashes between Hindus and Muslims in past decades.The $408 million gold-colored colossus also spills over into present-day politics. It is seen as a trifecta for Prime Minister Narendra Modi: a nod to his Hindu political base, a landmark site in his home state, and a showcase of the nation’s growing prosperity and status as a rising global power.“This memorial to Sardar [Patel] is going to become a worldwide tourist attraction,” boasted Modi in a promotional video in Hindi about the statue. “See our height, measure this nation’s height. This is what we want.”Hindol Sengupta, author of a Patel biography, said projects such as the statue are Modi’s way of trumpeting India’s ascent.“When Modi says he wants India to take its rightful place as “vishwa guru,” or world teacher, he actually means it . . . in Modi’s worldview this statue is a crucial part of the signaling of the rise of India and the presenting before the world that rise in visual terms.”It will stand at 597 feet, or 177 feet higher than the current world’s tallest statue, China’s Spring Temple Buddha in the central Henan province.Ironically, the bronze cladding for the Patel statue was shipped from China because Indian foundries lack the expertise and equipment to go this big.The statue is being assembled by around 4,000 laborers working around the clock. The golden statue depicts Patel, wearing a traditional Indian dhoti wrap around his legs and a shawl, towering over the Narmada River.In 2013, ahead of the previous general election, Modi sent trucks all over India to collect scrap metal for the structure. According to the statue’s makers, the metal was melted and used to create the structure’s base – a symbolic act to represent the nation. A museum and audiovisual gallery underneath the statue will showcase Patel’s life story and his contributions to India’s independence struggle.Wednesday’s unveiling also is viewed as the unofficial launch of Modi’s campaign for re-election next year.He already has another giant statue of a warrior king in the state of Maharashtra, set to be ready by 2021.Some critics cringe at the images intended to project wealth and power. Art historian Shukla Sawant called it “paternalistic” public art.“It’s the size matters, kind of a nonsensical, idea of power,” said Sawant, a professor of visual studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Dehli.Still, Modi seems to relish the big-splash attention of the projects.“If Sardar Patel had become the prime minister, today a part of our beloved Kashmir would not have been under Pakistani occupation,” Modi said to Parliament in February.The statement was a dig at India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, whose vision for a secular, multifaith India clashes with the pro-Hindu politics of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP.The Statue of Unity is a near-replica of a Patel statue at an airport in the nearby Gujarat city of Ahmedabad.“Vallabhbhai Patel, through the sheer act of unifying the modern nation state of India, is more Lincolnesque than most people realize,” said Anil Ram Sutar, son of the nonagenarian sculptor who designed the new statue. “So this is Modi’s Lincoln memorial.”(c) 2018, The Washington Post Related Itemslast_img read more

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Singapore Committed to Tamil as Official Language, Says Minister

first_imgThe Singapore government is resolute in its commitment to using Tamil as an official language, Cabinet minister S Iswaran has said in an interview published in a book that was released on May 13 , PTI reported.The book, titled The Tamil Community and the making of Modern Singapore, was launched by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on May 13. It quotes Iswaran, the minister in charge of trade relations as well as communications and information, as saying that the government’s policy position and support for Tamil is clear. “The rest is in the hands of the community, especially our youths, to embrace the language, use it in everyday life and make it a living language,” he was quoted as saying.S Iswaran, Singapore’s Communications and Information Minister.Iswaran added that engagement of the younger generation in an effort to celebrate the Tamil language and culture can be achieved through a Tamil Language Festival in the country.Tamil is one of Singapore’s four official languages used in parliament, and is taught in schools as a subject. It is also featured on currency notes, along with English, Chinese and Malay.The book, which details the early days of the arrival of Indians in Singapore as sepoys, laborers, traders, money lenders, and civil servants, has been authored by two Non-Resident Indians — Online Voice editor-author Soundara Nayaki Vairavan and veteran local journalist AP Raman.According to the book, India was the main source of unskilled labor and indentured laborers for Singapore during the colonial rule. The Indian migrants were used to build infrastructure in the country.Indian convicts were sent to Bencoolen in Sumatra, and  Penang in northern Peninsular Malaysia, by the colonial government as far back as the 1790s. The book cited scholars as saying that by the 1830s, Singapore as well as Peninsula Malaysia’s Malacca and Penang port cities were penal colonies under the British colonial rule.The book, which references a number of researches, says that South Indians, especially Tamils, had little educational background and were ready to accept low pay and poor living conditions. After the colonial rule ended, Singapore progressed economically and the Tamils subsequently became part of the prosperous society.The book also talks about the major contributions made to modern-day Singapore society by Sellapan Ramanathan, also known as SR Nathan, who served as the sixth president of Singapore from Sept. 1, 1999 to Aug. 31, 2011. Related ItemsDiasporaSingaporetamillast_img read more

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Moises Henriques, Rory Burns taken to hospital after on-field collision

first_imgTwo cricketers were taken to hospital on Sunday after they collided in an English county match, which led to three ambulances coming onto the field.The Twenty20 match between Surrey and Sussex at Arundel Castle Cricket Club in southern England was abandoned.Other players going off, Alec Stewart at scene with huge numbers of medics. Lengthy delay coming #countycricketlive pic.twitter.com/SskjPBLW1v Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) June 14, 2015Surrey duo Moises Henriques and Rory Burns were injured while going for a catch. Surrey said on its website that the players “were sitting up and conscious when they left the ground.”The 28-year-old Henriques, a Portuguese-born Australia allrounder, signed for Surrey in April to play in the T20 Blast competition as an overseas player.Serious collision incident between Rory Burnes and Moises Henriques (suspected) at T20 between Sussex and Surrey-ma? pic.twitter.com/Ijy9xQtiNC Marc Spiegel (@BizSportsX) June 14, 2015The 24-year-old Burns, an opening batsman, is a graduate of London-based Surrey’s academy.last_img read more

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Ind vs SL: Lahiru Thirimanne fined for showing dissent

first_imgSri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne was fined 30 per cent of his match fee for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the third day’s play of the second Test against India at the P Sara Oval on Saturday.”Thirimanne was found to have breached Article 2.1.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for players and player support personnel, which relates to showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during an international match,” the ICC said in a statement.The incident happened in the 85th over of Sri Lanka’s first innings when the left-handed batsman stood his ground for a prolonged period of time before leaving the crease while shaking his head after being adjudged caught behind by Wriddhiman Saha off pacer Ishant Sharma.Following the draw of stumps on the third days play, Thirimanne admitted the offence and accepted the sanction proposed by match referee Andy Pycroft. The charge was laid by on-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Rod Tucker and third umpire Ruchira Palliyaguruge.last_img read more

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Willian to Barca while Malcom heads to Chelsea. Swap deal on?

first_imgAdvertisementWillian might opt to join Barcelona in the next summer transfer window and this time the Catalan Giants can use Malcom as a part of the swap deal. Barcelona have repeatedly made three bids in this summer transfer window to rope in Willian from Chelsea. However, the club management of the Blues have not accepted any bid for Willian. The scenario might be different from the previous season for the Blues. The 30 year old Brazilian winger’s contract is going to expire at the end of the 2019-20 season. The club management of Chelsea might not wish to extend the contract of Willian after that. So, the Blues might accept the bid for the Brazilian winger in the next summer transfer window. Chelsea might be interested to bring in the youngster in their side in the next season. Malcom’s anchor play, ball control and playmaking ability are certainly better than the other players of his age group. So, a move to Chelsea will be a good decision for Malcom as he can get more gametime under the management of Maurizio Sarri. Advertisement The Catalan Giants are planning to add Malcom in this deal to reduce the transfer fee of the Brazilian winger. Malcom joined the Catalan Giants from AS Roma in this summer transfer window; but he did not get enough opportunities to play for the Catalan Giants. Malcom has only made three appearances so far in this season for Barcelona. So a move is looking imminent for the 21 year old Brazilian winger. last_img read more

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U-17 WC: Wuck satisfied with result, not performance

first_imgU17 World Cup U-17 World Cup: Christian Wuck: “Satisfied with result not performance” Anselm Noronha Last updated 2 years ago 20:48 10/7/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Christian Wuch U17 World Cup Germany U17 Germany U17 v Costa Rica U17 Costa Rica U17 The German gaffer was surprised at the poor conversion rate of his side in their 2-1 win over Costa Rica in World Cup opener…… Noah Awuku scored a late goal to help Germany beat Costa Rica 2-1 in their opening Group C fixture of the U17 World Cup played at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Goa, on Saturday evening. Though the Deutschers earned three points, Christian Wuck was not in the best of moods after the game. “I am satisfied with result, not performance. The first 10 minutes were very nervous. Every player on pitch made mistakes and Costa Rica  had big chances. After that we had many good chances. I know the (German) players. Normally they convert all chances. Today we lacked that,” said the coach of the winning side.As Germany next face Iran on Tuesday, who have the experience of playing in Goa before when they finished runners-up at the 2016 AFC U16 Championship. “It is very important for us to sleep and rest and to drink…only water, not beer. We have to look at the next game against Iran, to look at what was not so good today. Against Iran, it’s another game as they have an advantage because they know the weather in Goa,” he stated. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina 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. On Arp’s celebration that was dedicated to the injured Kilian Ludewig who left Thursday’s training session with a heavily bandaged knee, Wuch added, “It was to tell him (Ludewig) that he is an important part of the team. He got injured and has to return back.”Meanwhile, the Costa Rica coach Breansse Camacho felt that his boys failed to capitalise against their German counterparts. “We put a lot of pressure in the first minutes but they scored first. We kept on trying but the German team kept on putting pressure on us. In the end the problem was that overall we didn’t take our chances,” he reasoned.”My players were better than Germany in some parts of the match. It’s very hard to lose a match in the 89th minute. We actually analysed Germany but couldn’t capitalise. Germany were physically very strong.”Both of the goals conceded by the Los Ticos were a result of defensive lapses, but the coach has backed his boys. “We worked to avoid mistakes but that can happen especially when you playing at the U17 level. It was a good experience for players in future. Now we need to support the players to improve their self-confidence and improve the performance in the next matches,” he concluded.last_img read more

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New individual ID cards fairer for refugees in Bangladesh – UN agency

“With these cards, refugees will be able to identify themselves as people legally permitted to reside in Bangladesh if they meet law enforcement officials,” Pia Prytz Phiri, country representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, stressing that the cards are recognized as valid identity documents by the Government of Bangladesh.The refugee agency also said that the cards, which will replace the previous “family book” system for refugees, will ensure a fairer distribution of aid for people in the Kutupalong and Nayapara refugee camps in the south-east of the country, which are home to Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar in 1991.Under the “family book” system all members of one family were registered under the identity and authority of the patriarch, with as many as 45 people being listed under a single name. This system was both unwieldy and open to abuse, according to UNHCR, with books sometimes confiscated by refugee leaders or sold to outsiders who could use them to access valuable services in camps. In addition, it was not always guaranteed that each family member received the food rations they were allocated.The new cards are being given to every refugee over the age of five, and, in a society in which polygamy is common, second and third wives will be able to get rations for themselves and their children separately from the rest of the family.“For us, the ID cards are really a milestone in recognizing each and every refugee and their individual rights,” Ms. Phiri said. “They finally exist as individual refugees and are no longer lumped together as a group.” 23 July 2008New individual identification cards will improve conditions for 22,500 refugees in Bangladesh, the United Nations refugee agency said today. read more

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Aimia shares surge after it announces Aeroplan to offer charter flights by

MONTREAL — Shares of Aeroplan’s parent company surged nearly nine per cent Friday after it unveiled details on changes to the loyalty program once its exclusive partnership with Air Canada ends in 2020.Aimia Inc. shares rose 20 cents or 8.7 per cent at $2.50 in morning trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.Disgruntled shareholders caused the Montreal-based company’s shares to plummet 62 per cent after Air Canada announced in May 2017 that it was not renewing its 30-year partnership with Aeroplan and was launching its own loyalty program in two years.Aimia says it plans to offer charter flights to its most popular destinations as it expands the program to broader travel rewards, including hotels, cars and entertainment.Aeroplan’s five million members will be able to buy seats on any airline, any time, to any destination instead of being limited to Canada’s largest airline and its Star Alliance partners.Starting in September, Aeroplan will introduce a new online travel booking tool that will initially enable members to earn miles when they rent a car or book a hotel using cash.Aeroplan plans to offer redemptions starting at the same mileage levels for about 95 per cent of its flight redemptions.It is also introducing a points transfer program in 2020 that will allow members to convert Aeroplan Miles to the loyalty programs of nearly 20 airlines covering several alliances, giving them wider access to flights and hotels.Industry analysts say the changes are positive but noted it is still early to gauge their impact on the company’s future. Drew McReynolds of RBC Capital Markets called the details “directionally positive” but says it’s hard to accurately forecast if the new Aeroplan program will resonate with members in an increasingly crowded loyalty sector.Aimia is on the right track and investors should be more positive on the company’s future viability, Neil Linsdell of Industrial Alliance Securities wrote in a report. read more

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Sandvik launches new range of low profile LHDs

first_imgSandvik launched its new range of LHDs at a South Africam platinum conference – that country’s platinum mines being a prime market target. Recognising the influence of delegates who attended the previous South African Institute of Mining Metallurgy’s annual International Platinum Conferences, Sandvik chose this year’s Sun City venue to launch a new range of low profile LHDs.With mining men and women from all over the world attending the conference, this seemed the most appropriate opportunity and place for the world-wide launch of the new machines. “The initial response of attendance, from invitees and conference delegates has far exceeded our expectations,” said Sandvik spokesperson Sara Thorley.“The development of these loaders is part of Sandvik’s continuous product improvement cycle. Sandvik’s partnerships with strategic customers and involvement in their operations has provided a unique historical database regarding machines performance.Introducing the loaders, Thorley commented “Whilst retaining the original proven concepts of the low profile loaders, Sandvik has reviewed and analysed this historical data and identified where both areas for excellence and improvement lie. This along with incorporation of technological advances and increased focus on safety and reliability in mining, provided a foundation on which to build. In-line with Sandvik’s global initiative to drive standardisation and modulatisation in our different equipment Product-Lines, Sandvik is proud to launch the new range of low profile loaders.”These loaders are particularly well-suited to low profile room-and-pillar mining operations as well as support of extra-low profile reef mining, which are both commonly used mining methods in platinum and chrome mining. The efficiency of the operating machinery in low profile mining is key to the process and the overall productivity.“At Sandvik, we are constantly looking at better, more efficient ways of breaking and moving material in the knowledge that shaving only micro-seconds from the operating cycle can result in impressive improvements to production.”The performance of LHDs in removing material from the face to crushers or conveying systems is judged on the time it takes to load the bucket as well as the filling factor achieved by the vehicle used to do the loading.Sandvik’s newly introduced machines are designed to work in low-profile room and pillar operations and support extra-low-profile mining operations. With both machines, productivity and machine performance are enhanced. The Sandvik LH208L is an ‘8-t LHD’ with a tramming capacity of 7,750 kg, a standard bucket of 3.1 m3 and a height with a canopy of 1,582 mm. The Sandvik LH205L-M is a ‘5-t LHD’ with a tramming capacity of 5,500 kg, a standard bucket of 2.2 m3 and a height with a canopy of 1,600 mm.“Our objective was to provide customers for low-profile equipment with the highest levels of productivity and the benefits of improved levels of reliability, serviceability and maintainability. A lot of fresh thinking was incorporated into the design of the two machines and a great deal of effort went into improving ergonomics, for maintainability, in the overall layout as well as innovations which will greatly improve operator comfort” said Thorley“Using either of the machines, our customers will experience increased safety, improved reliability, simplified maintenance, reduced operating costs and further improved productivity”last_img read more

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I wont take my eye off the ball Quinn promises better SUSI

first_imgWe have it right now but I will not take my eye off the ball this year because of the reasons which the Deputy [FF’s Charlie McConalogue] brought to my attention last year.19,494 students who applied to SUSI for grants for the 2012-13 did not receive their first payment until into the New Year, while 2,200 applicants were still awaiting a final decision on their grant application as the college year ended.The delays in processing grant applications led to some students’ unions putting together food baskets for some members, whose cash difficulties left them struggling to afford food.SUSI’s workload is set to be even bigger next year, as its responsibility expands: for 2012-13 the body, managed by the City of Dublin VEC, was responsible only for applications from students in the first year of their course. Next year, it will cater to existing applicants as well as new First Years.Quinn said procedures were being put in place to allow SUSI to share information with the the Revenue Commissioners, the Department of Social Protection, the General Register Office and the Central Applications Office.This would minimise the number of sources which students had to approach to collect the data needed for their grant applications, he said, and therefore minimise the difficulty that students would have in submitting data.McConalogue welcomed the admission that the system had not been up to standard.“The recently published review of SUSI identified a delay in allocating the agreed number of staff as a problem which contributed to the delays. It is imperative that Minister Quinn ensures this is not repeated this year,” he said.Read: Over 2,200 students still without grants as college year draws to a close EDUCATION MINISTER Ruairí Quinn has admitted that the government “got it wrong” in the way the student grants system was managed last year – but says he believes the Department of Education is fixing the mistakes made last year.Quinn told the Dáil today that a comprehensive report into the failings at Student Universal Support Ireland, SUSI, had identified a number of significant shortcomings in the way that grant applications were processed last year.“Did we get it wrong? Yes, we got it collectively wrong. Are we fixing it? I believe we are,” Quinn said this afternoon.He added:last_img read more

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iPhone 4S jailbreak so close yet so far

first_imgThe iPhone 4S has been available for about two months, yet it has no jailbreak. The iPad 2 has been available for the better part of a year and it can only be jailbroken on an ancient version of iOS 4 (4.3.3). It’s dark times for the jailbreak community, but there may be hope. The hacker who may have the best chances of cracking the iPhone 4S’s defenses says he is making progress.The A5 processor is Apple’s best yet defense against jailbreaking. It was cracked once, but only briefly. Apple was quick to patch the exploit and it has since been impenetrable. Making matters worse, the maestro behind the only jailbreak, Comex, is now working for Apple.The jailbreak community’s best hope against the A5 fortress is a hacker named pod2g. He has an untethered jailbreak for A4 devices in the works, but he may also have something up his sleeve for the A5; the hacker says that progress has been made on the iPhone 4S, but obstacles remain.pod2g says he is close to an untethered iPhone 4S jailbreak, but he is being thrown off by processor cache issues. It has something to with the Cortex A9 cache management system. He says it may be sorted quickly, or it may not. pod2g promises an update on his progress by tomorrow.Once an essential way of doubling the capabilities of the iPhone, jailbreaking has been thwarted over the last year. Apple has waged a soft war on the hacking community with a three-fold strategy: implementing the best jailbreak features, hiring away the best talent, and making its processors as hack-proof as possible. It’s been a successful strategy that has left the most popular tablet almost hack-proof for nearly a year, and the latest iPhone completely hack-proof for two months.One thing we have learned about the cat-and-mouse game is that the jailbreak community is a hacking Hydra; when one head is cut off, another grows to take its place. If pod2g can successfully hack the 4S (and iPad 2?), the mouse will, once again, have the upper hand over the cat. It’s only a matter of time.via pod2g and iDownloadBloglast_img read more

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Bouris teams up with Uber

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Technology is the way forward, and a number of young Australians have entrepreneurial aspirations and ideas that have the potential to be the next big thing. However, according to entrepreneur Mark Bouris, the challenge is finding a way to fund those ideas and make them a reality. “These guys and girls are telling me – and it’s constant – that they cannot get in front of venture capitalists, that they cannot get in front of mentors, they cannot get in front of advisors, they just can’t even get in front of anyone to even put their idea up,” Bouris said.“They seem to be relegated to sitting around at night with their mates, talking the ideas over with a few beers. That’s not good enough.”That’s where UberPITCH comes in. Bouris has teamed up with ‘ride-sharing’ company Uber for a one-day event, which will give start-up founders and entrepreneurs the opportunity to come into direct contact with business leaders, but instead of taking place in an office, it’ll be in the back of a cab.To have a chance to take part, request ‘pitch ride’ via the app. Those lucky enough to be selected will be picked up in an Uber ride by either Bouris himself, or one of four entrepreneurs, giving the candidate seven minutes to pitch their business idea, followed by another seven minutes of feedback.The top idea will then be featured on Bouris’ new web series, The Mark Bouris Show, with a chance to secure ongoing mentoring and funding, along with a trip to San Francisco to meet venture capitalists KA-CHING.Also taking part in the event are co-founder of AirTree Daniel Petre, Sass & Bide co-founder Sarah-Jane Clarke, Appliances Online founder John Winning, and Sweaty Betty founder Roxy Jacenko.UberPITCH will be taking place in Sydney on 29 October, with plans to take place in other cities to be announced soon. Source: Pedestrian TVlast_img read more

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PNP Party takes credit for Beaches pier resolution

first_img Recommended for you TCI Country Leaders condemn vicious memes Olive branch extended by Opposition Leader, says it is time for Turks and Caicos leaders to unite Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 11 Mar 2016 – The PNP Party and Administration say that it is through diplomacy they were able to get Beaches Resort to remove the obstructive wooden pier along Grace Bay Beach. The wooden dock, which owner, Butch Stewart says was approved by successive TCI governments had become the target of scorn by residents who say the construction was illegal. Media reports revealed the resort received a citation since January, and last week the board walk over the beach was significantly lowered to allow a free flow of movement along the World’s #1 Beach. The PNP said in a statement on Monday that, “The Honorable Minister of Infrastructure, Housing and Planning, Amanda Missick, Staff of the Planning Department and Department of Environment and Maritime Affairs were in negotiations with management since November 2015 and they were determined to give residents and tourists alike their twelve miles of beach uninterrupted.”The dock which hovered above the sand and made walking along the beach difficult, even impossible on high tide days has now been dropped to the sand level for free passage. Opposition Leader responds to Throne Speech  11 days later; says PDM Govt plan puts TCI in ‘deep doo doo’ Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:amanda missick, beaches, butch stewart, dock, pnplast_img read more

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Puel – We lacked composure

first_imgLeicester City manager Claude Puel rues his side’s wasted opportunities but says they will learn from their 2-0 home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.Son Heung-Min scored a stunning goal in added time of an even first half, and Dele Alli secured the victory for Spurs in the second half with a diving header.“It was a disappointment because we started very well in this game with intensity, quality, and good structure,” Puel told the club’s website.“We defended very well against this team and after our good ball recovery we tried to take the space, we had good opportunities but we wasted a lot of good moves without the precision, without being clinical with the right pass in the right moment.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It was a shame because our togetherness, understanding, and mentality were fantastic today. After, we regret also our first goal that was conceded in extra-time before half-time.“It was harsh because I think it was a strong first half and after the second goal it was difficult to come back in the game. We tried at the end to push, we took risks to put offensive players on the pitch and there were some good moves and chances.“I was happy about our mentality and desire and we tried to play also but we lacked composure with the ball and under pressure, we could have had other opportunities.”last_img read more

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One on one with SDSU President Adela de la Torre

first_img Dan Plante 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s always a big deal– when a major univeristy changes leadership. But at this time in history– it’s about as big as it gets. As you know– San Diego State is competing with “SoccerCity” for that land in Mission Valley. This is truly a rare moment in time– and the stakes are high. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 14, 2018 Dan Plante, September 14, 2018 One on one with SDSU President Adela de la Torrelast_img read more

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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg calls on Russia to save INF missile

first_imgWASHINGTON: Time is running out to save a key missile treaty with Russia, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said. Stoltenberg pledged a “measured, defensive” response if Russia did not come back into compliance with the deal by the August 2 deadline. “We have to be prepared for a world… with more Russian missiles,” he was quoted as saying to BBC. Also Read – Prominent Hong Kong activists targeted in wave of arrests Advertise With Us The 1987 agreement signed by the US and USSR banned short and medium-range missiles. US President Trump announced the US would suspend its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in February, accusing Russia of breaching its terms. Russia denied the allegation but suspended its own obligations shortly afterwards and announced plans to develop new weapons systems. Also Read – Weak European inflation bolsters case for stimulus Advertise With Us In an interview with the BBC, Stoltenberg said the Russian missiles – which he says are in “clear violation of the treaty” – are nuclear-capable, mobile, very hard to detect, and able to reach European cities within a few minutes. “This is serious. The INF treaty has been a cornerstone in arms control for decades and now we see the demise of the treaty,” he said. Advertise With Us While the priority was to get Russia to come back into compliance with its terms, Stoltenberg said there were “no signs whatsoever” the country will do so. Therefore, we have to be prepared for a world without the INF treaty and with more Russian missiles.” While NATO has no plan to deploy nuclear land-based missiles of its own in Europe, Stoltenberg said the alliance would respond in a “measured, defensive way” if Russia refused to come back into compliance by August 2. Conventional air and missile defence, new exercises and readiness of forces, and new arms control initiatives could all form part of that response, he said. Any final decision will come after the deadline. Stoltenberg also addressed Russia’s delivery of its advanced S-400 missile defence system to a Nato member Turkey last week. The US says it will remove Turkey from its F-35 fighter jet programme in response. Ankara has recently moved closer to Moscow, raising tensions between Turkey and the US. “It is a serious issue because it is a serious disagreement which involves two important allies,” Stoltenberg said. Nato supports efforts to resolve the disagreement, he added, while praising Turkey’s key role in the organisation.last_img read more

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Delhis Taj Mahal Hotel to go Under the Hammer in 3 Months

first_imgA three-month reprieve has been provided for the Tata-owned Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) for operating the Taj Mahal Hotel, Mansingh Road. Meanwhile, NDMC will go all out to complete the auction of the property by then.”The Home Ministry had issued a directive to us that the hotel ought to be auctioned. I had placed the matter before the council, which has instructed me to complete the auction proceedings within three months and Taj Mansingh has been given an extension to continue its operations till then,” said NDMC chairperson Jalaj Srivastava, reports India Today.NDMC had given the property to IHCL on lease for 33 years. The company got six temporary extensions since the lease expired in 2011.As NDMC was unable to hold an auction because of the 2015 Delhi polls, another extension was given on 31 January.The current lease agreement has now been extended till 30 June. It was due to expire on 31 March.”This is the final extension given to Tata’s and we will have to rush the proceedings. I will also be presenting a weekly report to the Council on the progress made in this context,” said Srivastava.”We do not have experience within the NDMC to go for an auction process of this level and complexity, so we will be inviting proposals for transaction advisors, whose selection is likely to be completed within a month’s time,” added Srivastava.last_img read more

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