New Delhi: The Supreme Court Tuesday extended the deadline for publication of final National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam by a month to August 31 while rejecting the pleas seeking permission for 20 per cent sample re-verification.The Centre and the Assam government sought permission for sample re-verification to find out wrongful inclusions and exclusions of persons in the NRC. The order was passed by a bench, comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R F Nariman, which perused the reports filed by the Assam NRC coordinator Prateek Hajela. The Centre and the Assam government stands were advanced by Attorney General K K Venugopal and Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, respectively. Both the governments had on July 19 told the top court that “India cannot be the refugee capital of the world” and sought an extension of its deadline of July 31 to complete the Assam NRC.
B. Lynn Pascoe, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, is scheduled to hold talks with Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, other senior Government officials, opposition and minority party representatives, Tamil leaders, media representatives and civil society groups during the two-day visit.Mr. Pascoe is also expected to meet with UN Resident Coordinator Neil Buhne and the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka, UN spokesperson Farhan Haq told journalists today.The visit will focus on political reconciliation, human rights and the resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs), in line with a joint statement made by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Mr. Rajapaksa when the UN chief visited Sri Lanka in May last year.The UN is also setting up a panel of experts as part of an accountability process for addressing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law following last year’s end to the civil war between Government forces and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). 14 June 2010The top United Nations political official is heading tonight to Sri Lanka as part of the world body’s continuing efforts to assist authorities in the South Asian island nation tackle key challenges in the wake of last year’s end to the long-running civil war.
“The Secretary-General reiterates that attacks against those who are working towards peace and security in the Central African Republic are unacceptable,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “He calls on the Government to ensure that the circumstances of the crime are fully investigated and that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”The peacekeeper from Senegal was shot dead in the CAR’s capital on 24 June by unidentified armed men in circumstances that are still unclear.The Secretary-General’s condemnation followed an earlier statement from the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), in which it said that the peacekeeper’s body had been found in Bangui’s General Hospital and that it would make every effort to bring those responsible to justice.According to Mr. Ban’s spokesman, in expressing concern about recent security trends in Bangui and other parts of the country, the UN chief also called on President Faustin-Archange Touadéra, the Government and all relevant actors to continue pursuing a comprehensive process to achieve the disarmament of the armed groups in a spirit of national reconciliation and inclusiveness.
Diesel penetration reaches record high at 31.1 per cent of the market Private market rises for sixth successive month, up 2.1 per cent Market on track for record total as year-to-date registrations climb 0.2 per cent November new car market slips 1.5 per cent to 169,059 units ‘At the beginning of 2003, the industry expected new car registrations to cool, forecasting a six per cent dip on 2002’s total. However, a truly amazing market throughout the year has exceeded all expectations and the year is now firmly on course towards its third successive record total’, commented SMMT chief executive Christopher Macgowan. He continued, ‘A range of new models, good deals and strong consumer spending have sustained growth in the market although sales have cooled over the last couple of months. To reach the year-end forecast, 141,400 units must be registered in December, a dip of 2.2 per cent on 2002’s figure.’ Notes to editors 1. New car registrations in the UK are expected to reach 2.565 million units in 2003, 165,000 units up on the initial January outlook. This will make 2003 the highest annual market on record. In 2002 registrations reached 2,563,631 units and 2,458,769 units in 2001.2. Diesel market penetration in November was the highest on record, at 31.1 per cent, up from 27.1 per cent in November 2002 and 21.9 per cent in November 2001. Diesel penetration for 2003 is expected to reach a record high of 27 per cent.3. Full year private registrations are expected to be the highest since 1990 at around 1.25 million units.November 2003The attached tables show the registration figures for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and the Channel Islands in detail. Top performers by range and UK penetration figures are also listed. Providing the SMMT is acknowledged as the source of this information, the figures may be quoted. Substantial reproduction needs specific approval by the SMMT.DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
Warren Buffett has a great investment track record. So perhaps it’s no accident that he declined to offer $1 billion for correctly predicting the outcome of all World Cup knockout stage games, as he did for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament games.The odds of winning Buffett’s NCAA challenge were about one in 7.4 billion, assuming you chose the favorite in each game as selected by FiveThirtyEight’s NCAA model. But the odds of correctly filling out a 16-team knockout tournament such as the World Cup are much shorter.In fact, though there have been some thrilling matches in the knockout stage so far — six of 12 have gone to extra time and only two were decided by more than one goal — the favorite has advanced every time (at least as according to the FiveThirtyEight’s World Cup predictions).Here is the breakdown so far. The following table lists the win probability for the FiveThirtyEight favorite as of the day of the match, along with the cumulative probability of the model having called all knockout stages correctly up to that point in time.For instance, the probability of correctly identifying the winners in each of the first four knockout matches — Brazil over Chile, Colombia over Uruguay, the Netherlands over Mexico and Costa Rica over Greece — was about 23 percent, or one chance in 4.3. And the chance of going 12 for 12, as the FiveThirtyEight favorites have done so far, is just one in 75.It’s an upset, in other words, when all the favorites prevail. On average, we’d have expected three or four upsets through this point in the knockout round.Of course, there are four matches left — counting the World Cup’s third-place playoff between the two semifinal losers. According to the FiveThirtyEight forecasts, Brazil is favored over Germany on Tuesday (even after accounting for Neymar’s injury) and Argentina is slightly favored over the Netherlands on Wednesday. To complete a perfect knockout bracket, Germany would then need to beat the Netherlands in the consolation game while Brazil prevailed over Argentina in the final.All of the remaining matches look pretty close, so the FiveThirtyEight forecasts are likely to fail at some stage. If the model gets the matches right, however, it will have made good on a 1-in-553 chance of calling all 16 knockout stage winners correctly.Incidentally, this isn’t the huge success for the FiveThirtyEight model that it might seem. The FiveThirtyEight forecasts are probabilistic. Teams listed as 75 percent favorites are supposed to win about 75 percent of the time over the long run — not much less than that but also not any more often. There are supposed to be some upsets. If 75 percent favorites are winning 100 percent of the time over the long run instead, that means the forecasts are miscalibrated and overestimating the chances for the underdogs.In this case, the success of the favorites does seem to be mostly a matter of luck. Three games have gone to a penalty shootout so far — pre-match favorites might have a slight edge in those but not much of one. Mexico, meanwhile, was a few minutes away from defeating the Netherlands, and the U.S. was a few inches away from beating Belgium.The best way to test probabilistic forecasts is to check their calibration and to compare them against alternative probabilistic estimates. For example, if your model says that the U.S. has a 40 percent chance of beating Belgium and the consensus betting line gives the U.S. just a 25 percent chance instead, you should bet on the Americans — even though you expect Belgium to win most of the time. So far, the FiveThirtyEight forecasts have done well against consensus betting lines when used in this fashion — although that could reflect good luck, too.
Senior shortstop Jalen Washington singles to third on a 0-1 pitch in the bottom of the first inning against Purdue on Sunday. Credit: Edward Sutelan | Lantern reporterReigning Big Ten tournament champion Ohio State (22-34, 8-16) will not be given a chance to defend their title as they finish 11th in the conference — three spots shy of qualifying for the tournament — following a 2-1 series loss to Indiana (30-20-2, 14-9-1).The Buckeyes’ 22-34 record is the worst in coach Greg Beals’ seven-year tenure at OSU and the first time the team has missed the tournament under his guidance. Their 11th place finish in the Big Ten is the lowest the team has placed in the history of the program, while their .393 overall winning percentage is the lowest since posting a winning percentage of .378 in 1979 (17-26-2, 10-7).Game 1The Buckeyes were propelled by a huge sixth inning and shut down a late comeback attempt by the Hoosiers to win the first game of the series 7-4.An RBI-groundout in the first inning off the bat of freshman right fielder Dominic Canzone gave OSU the early 1-0 lead, but the Hoosiers later tied the game up on a home run by senior center fielder Craig Dedelow in the top of the fifth inning.Then, in the sixth inning, OSU regained the lead and pulled ahead by a commanding five-run advantage, thanks to RBI hits from redshirt senior Shea Murray, sophomore Jacob Barnwell and sophomore pinch-hitter Andrew Fishel. Now trailing by five runs, the Hoosiers needed a spark, and they again received one from their center fielder Dedelow who homered to right-center for his second bomb of the night.The Buckeyes tacked on an additional run in the bottom of the eighth to give their bullpen a 7-2 cushion heading into the ninth. The first two Hoosier batters went down on eight total pitches, and the end seemed near for Indiana. But junior right fielder Logan Sowers blasted the third Indiana home run of the day to provide his team with some life with two outs in the ninth.A single and stolen base gave sophomore catcher Ryan Fineman a chance with a runner in scoring position, but it was a throwing error that drove in the Hoosiers’ second run of the inning. Junior reliever Seth Kinker was called on at this point to slam the door on Indiana, and he did just that with a three-pitch strikeout. Game 2A seven-run third inning proved insurmountable for the Buckeyes as they dropped the second game of the series 8-4 to Indiana.OSU received a spark early from Washington, who stole home to put the Buckeyes on the board in the bottom of the first inning. But that lead would not last long as the Hoosiers exploded two innings later in the top of the third. Three straight singles to open up the frame knotted the game up at one before an RBI-groundout finally put one away for Indiana. After that first out of the inning, Indiana strung together a double, single, triple, walk, squeeze bunt and another double pushed five more runs across for Indiana and gave them a commanding 7-1 lead.The Buckeyes were down, but they were not out. Two singles with one away in the bottom half of the third gave sophomore third baseman Brady Cherry a key run-scoring opportunity, and he delivered with a two-run RBI double to bring his team to within four. Cherry scored later in the inning to bring the score to 7-4.Indiana added one more the next half inning to extend their lead, and held the Buckeyes scoreless for the remaining six innings of the game to hold onto their 8-4 lead and tie the series up at one. Game 3Washington made the most of his senior day, but the Buckeyes could not salvage a win in the final game of their regular season, losing to Indiana 4-3.The Buckeyes and Hoosiers traded runs in the first inning before an RBI-single from freshman shortstop Jeremy Houston in the second inning put Indiana up 2-1.Houston later lead off the seventh inning with a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt before coming home to score on an RBI-double off the bat of sophomore designated hitter Matt Lloyd. Lloyd came around to score later in the inning on a wild pitch to expand the Hoosier lead to 4-1.But the Buckeyes started to show some life in the bottom of the eighth inning. With a runner aboard, Washington launched his seventh home run of the season, cutting the Indiana lead to just one.With only three outs remaining in their season, the Buckeyes were able to put a runner in scoring position with only one out in the bottom of the ninth. But a pair of groundouts to follow ended the Buckeye rally and officially put an end to their season.Making his final start in a Scarlet and Gray uniform, Washington finished Saturday 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored. Though he had played shortstop for the majority of the season, he started senior day behind the dish, the position he played all of last season.
Remains suspected to be that of Lilwanttie Balack were reportedly found in backyard of the home she once shared with her husbandMedia reports had outlined that the relatives of Lilwanttie Balack told police that she (Balack) had been missing for approximately seven months.It was also reported that the dead woman’s husband allegedly provided several different stories to police about the disappearance of his wife, one of which reportedly indicated that she had left the country.However, family members became suspicious after the suspect moved another woman into the house he and his now dead wife shared. That woman was identified as his mistress who he reportedly was having an affair with for several months.Persons told police that they failed to report their suspicions sooner since they were afraid of the suspect, Sunildatt Balack.Nevertheless, after such a lengthy period of not seeing or hearing from Lilwanttie, relatives told police their theories.As such, the suspected murderer was apprehended and taken into police custody on Thursday night where he reportedly confessed to the crime. Neighbours congregating after the police cordoned off the area where the woman’s body was found Sunildatt BalackA police suspect this morning led ranks to where he reportedly buried his wife in the backyard of the home they shared together in Mibicuri, North Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice.This is according to Police “B” Division Commander, Ian Amsterdam who told Inews that the discovery of what appeared to be human remains were found this morning at approximately 10:15hrs.The suspect, Sunildatt Balack, 45, and his mistress, whose identity has not been disclosed, are reportedly in police custody assisting with investigations into the alleged murder of Balack’s wife, Lilwanttie Balack. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedMibicuri murder: 21-year-old mistress distances self from accused partnerApril 3, 2017In “Crime”Mibicuri murder: Suspect charged, remanded for allegedly killing wifeApril 4, 2017In “Court”Court grants 72 hours extension to detain husband, accompliceMay 23, 2016In “Crime”
← Previous Story Women’s EHF CL: Gyor and Baia Mare to fight in qualifications Next Story → Daria Dmitrieva is the World Young Female Handball Player 2014/2015! The groups for the Women’s World Championship 2015 are drawn in Kolding. The tournament will be held between December 5 – 20 in four Danish cities.The reigning champions are Brazil.GROUP A: Denmark, Montenegro, Hungary, Japan, Tunisia, SerbiaGROUP B: Cuba, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland, China, AngolaGROUP C: Brazil, France, Argentina, Korea, Congo, GermanyGROUP D: Norway, Spain, Romania, Russia, Puerto Rico, Kazakhstan
3.Barcelona6411186:1649 6.Kristianstad7115179:2143 2.Rhein-Neckar6420188:16110 HBC NantesPick Szeged 5.Szeged7313210:2007 1.Vardar6510160:13911 4.Nantes7412203:1959 French HBC Nantes overtook the fourth place in Group A by making great success in Hungarian Szeged, where PICK Szeged had to admit once again that Thierry Anti boys are better team – 30:33 (15:17).In their first clash, French vice-champions were better – 30:26.MOL-PICK Szeged – HBC Nantes 30-33 (15-17)MOL-PICK Szeged: Sierra – Sostaric 3, Balogh 6/3, Skube 1, Bánhidi 3, Gorbok 2, Källman 4, Sego, T. Petrus 1, Sigurmannsson 4/4, Buntic 1, Blazevic, Bodó 2, Zsitnyikov 3, Pedro, Zubai. HBC Nantes: Dumoulin – Balaguer 2/2, Gurbindo 6, S. Buric 4, Feliho, Faluvégi 6, Klein 1, Siffert, Claire 3, Tournat 4, Pechmalbec 2, K. Lazarov 3, Saurina 1, Lagarde 1.STANDINGS: 8.Wisla Plock7016188:2121 7.PPD Zagreb6024146:1752 ← Previous Story IFK Kristianstad beat Wisla Plock in direct battle for TOP 16 Next Story → Dr Hassan Moustafa re-elected for IHF president
EVERY WEEK, TheJournal.ie offers a selection of statistics and numerical nuggets to help you digest the week that has just passed.1 trillion – The number of smells the human nose can distinguish, millions more than previously estimated.€47 billion – The amount by which a report by Merrill Lynch underestimated the cost of the banking bailout to the Irish taxpayer in 2008. Oops.€87 million – The amount of money a failed Bitcoin exchange found in an old “digital wallet” this week, after filing for bankruptcy protection last month.<1,000 – The number of GPs who qualified in Ireland in the last five years who are now working for the NHS. The Irish Medical Organisation isn’t too happy.940 – The number of people who sought asylum in Ireland last year, the first time in seven years that figures have stayed the same rather than declining.€9,400 – The average value of Irish farm land per acre last year – a drop of €500 on the previous year.88 – The number of aircrafts which have gone missing without a trace since 1948, including the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.84 – The age of Fred Phelps, the founder of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church in the US, who died this week.42 – The number of years it has been since Jean McConville was abducted and killed from her Belfast home. A 77-year-old man was arrested this week in connection with her disappearance.42 – The percentage of people who check their phone within an hour of waking up, according to a survey out this week. Surprised it’s not more, frankly.31 – The percentage of Facebook users who play a game like Candy Crush saga each month – working out at around 375 million people – according to new figures from the social network behemoth.2 – The number of TheJournal.ie staff who somehow managed to stand an egg on its end on the day of the vernal equinox this week. The rest of us obviously just got dud eggs. Yes. That’s what happened.Want more? Check out our previous ‘In numbers’ pieces >
For most people, being dyslexic means missing out on opportunity. Mary Tsiana did the exact opposite. She used her dyslexia as an opportunity to create a tool that would benefit herself – and millions of others. It’s no wonder that the tool’s name itself would be a challenge to read, unless you are dyslexic: 3asyR, which means ‘Easy Reader’, is an online plug-in currently applicable to Google Chrome that helps dyslexics and people with learning disabilities read easier online. Once installed, it allows the reader, just by clicking on a text, to mark it and, dragging the mouse to the right, select a text part of any size (increasing its font size), much the way a fluorescent text marker is used. “This is the experience we wanted to transfer to online reading; having a text-marker at hand to highlight parts of a text,” says Mary Tsiana, explaining how her own experience with dyslexia led to becoming the head of a promising start-up. “I was looking for a tool like that and, not being able to find it, I decided to create it,” she says, attributing this go-getter attitude to dyslexia.“Dyslexia is hard,” she explains, “especially in school, when you are facing heaps of challenges; reading, writing, copying, understanding words, meanings. You have to learn to live with this. It is not something that goes away with time, you just come up with ways to cope with challenges. But because you have to do this from an early age, you learn to adapt, to be flexible, to overcome obstacles and keep on. It makes you creative and inventive.“For me, being dyslexic meant that I was facing trouble reading, both print and electronic texts. I would skip words, lines, even whole paragraphs. Since I got my first PC, I realised that reading was less trouble – just by left-clicking on the mouse, I would mark the area I wanted to read. This helped my eyes focus and so, I started reading slowly, one paragraph after another. It was not very practical, of course; a clumsy move would mean that I’d mark the whole text, instead of the paragraph I was aiming for, for example. This is how 3asyR came to be, it is a tool that minimises the possibility of skipping a word or a line you want to read.”A GREEK BUSINESS BASED IN IRELANDMary was diagnosed as dyslectic at the age of 22, after she had studied accounting at a technical school. She then went on to study journalism in Thessaloniki (where she passed by taking oral exams), but it was neither Thessaloniki, nor her hometown, Volos, which defined her professional path. This came last year, where she spent some months in Dublin, taking part in an EU-funded ‘Erasmus’ exchange program for young entrepreneurs. “It was there that I learned how startups work,” she says, describing Dublin as a nurturing environment for new business development. “This was a very important experience for the project, as well as for my personal development. The process itself, of leaving a protected environment and starting from scratch somewhere else, where you know practically nobody, is very important. You have to work and communicate with people from another culture, which opens your mind and benefits your creativity. In Dublin there’s a startup event each week. I tried to attend as many workshops and conventions as I could, which helped me connect, meet a lot of important people, and move forward.” Although Mary herself has returned to Greece, 3asyR is a Dublin-based company. It would not be possible otherwise. “Compared to Ireland, Greece lags in the business sector,” she explains, stating bureaucracy and the high cost of setting up business as key factors, “not to mention high taxation and zero motivation. I really don’t know what potential a startup has in Greece. The state needs to offer young entrepreneurs some kind of motivation, either in funding or in making the system more flexible, for instance providing tax breaks for the first years of the business,” she says. Asked about the biggest challenge she has had to face so far, she says “during development you always come up with things that need to be fixed and strategic decisions to be made, which can all be resolved by teamwork. So the biggest challenge was finding the right team, in order to make it happen. Our software developer Alexandros Binopoulos was the first who believed in it, then came Martin I. Petrov, who is our communications manager and our graphic designer, Vasiliki Chrisovitsioti. We recently added another programmer to the team, Zahos Zaharodimos, and we’re expanding. “After getting a team together, the main focus has been on developing and communicating the project, in order to get a pool of users and test the product. At the moment, we’re frantically working on the business versions, which we can sell to corporations or private users. Our market research had a very positive outcome. We have potential buyers and a great sample of users, but we’re still in development”. So far, reviews have been favourable. “Although it is an application made for people with learning difficulties, we have people who don’t fit this description, saying that they find it relaxing. So, it could be a tool for anybody,” she says, describing the high hopes she has for her brain-child. “The ideal would be for 3asyR to be installed in any PC and e-reader in the world,” she says. “I know it is a big dream, but, whatever the outcome, this experience has been worth it.” Having said that, what advice would she give to her teenage self, struggling in school? “Don’t worry about your grades, they don’t determine your future. Keep going and don’t give up. You’ll find your way.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
The ninth annual Vancouver Peace and Justice Fair will be in Esther Short Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.The fair, which is not centered on politics, has a goal of promoting peace and justice in the community and the world.About 60 groups are expected to host exhibits at the free fair, including Habitat for Humanity and the Humane Society of Southwest Washington.Activities include face painting for children, live entertainment, food and a community sing-along.
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A duo was captured on camera working to steal the company truck from a South Florida business.Surveillance video captured one of the crooks as he used bolt cutters and an electric saw to break through the gate at a roofing company in Northwest Miami-Dade, along Northwest 98th Street and Seventh Avenue, Friday.His accomplice then managed to get into the business.That’s when they hot-wired one of the company’s trucks and took off.“We’re at the peak of the season, and it’s obviously one of the vehicles we depend on to carry on for the work, so it hurt us,” said employee Carlos Piti. “OK, it sets us back, and of course, it costs us money to replace.”If you see this truck, or have any information on this burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
President Obama imposed protections on the Bering Straits. President Trump revoked them. Map: Bering Sea Elders GroupWhen President Trump signed an order last week lifting his predecessor’s restrictions on offshore leasing in the Arctic, he also revoked a decree that created the “Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area.”Listen now“People on the coast that we work with are a mixture of outraged and disappointed,” Attorney Natalie Landreth said. She represents Bering Sea Elders Group. The elders are concerned increased ship traffic through the Bering Strait will damage their marine mammal hunts. They say Barack Obama’s protection of the Bering Strait was done at their request. For Landreth, the key part of Obama’s order was that it created a tribal advisory committee.“And that was the big victory in it, was the inclusion of local Alaskan voices in federal decisions,” Landreth said. “And they cannot figure out why that would be targeted to be taken away. They just don’t understand it.”Trump’s order cited the goal of “streamlining” regulations.Back in December, Alaska’s congressional delegation issued a joint statement slamming Obama’s Bering Sea directive as an attempt to lock up resources. Besides creating the advisory group, the directive also put Norton Sound and St. Lawrence Island off-limits to off-shore oil and gas leasing, using the same “12a” authority Obama used in the Arctic. Sen. Dan Sullivan called it a “unilateral action to hurt Alaskans.”Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s spokeswoman said Monday the senator thinks federal officials should still consult with Bering Sea Elders and other locals when they make decisions for the area.
BSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K views00:00 / 00:00- 00:00:0000:00BSE closes points 46.34 up on Jan 162K viewsBusinessNew Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.Ventuno Web Player 4.50New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 46.34 points up to stand at 28,121.89. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.65 points up to stand at 8,513.80. SUNTV and Edelweiss Financial Services Ltd were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 11.04% and 9.09% along with TV18 BROADCAST and SUZLON with an increase of 8.12% and 7.54% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include PMCFIN and RASOYPR with a decrease of 4.92% and 4.49% along with JETAIRWAYS and Welspun Corp LTD. with a decrease of 3.95% and 3.12% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 35.42 points at 19,342.32 while the banking sector is down 1.89 points at 22,021.41 and the reality sector is up 8.44 points at 1,619.87. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 62.03 per dollar.
Rama Theater Natya Vidya (RATNAV) will perform ‘Thakur Zalim’, ‘Sultana’ and ‘Giraftari’ from November 19 till 21 at the Shriram Center.The first play ‘Thakur Jalim Singh’ is a folk story of a cruel, dominating king who was only interested to expand his kingdom through war. But at the end surrenders his empire to a saint for two drops of water, who preaches him about the reality of life. The second drama ‘Sultana’ is a story of Sultana of Rajasthan, where his father was having his marriage with a man of old age, unlike Sultana raised her voice in front of everyone. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfRegarding the third performance titled, ‘Giraftari’, Rama Pandey, CEO of RATNAV said that this story is an adaptation of the popular novel ‘The Trial’ by 20th-century well-known author Franz Kafka. This is the story of a man of the present time and based in Delhi who is alienated in society. The story is an actual depiction of a common man in Indian society in today’s political scenario. Rama Pandey said that this is a foundation for the preservation of tradition oral arts of India. “We are working to promote, protect and give education through theatre play,” she added. Talking about the intricate elements used in the plays, she elaborated saying, “We are using a fusion of dying Indian oral and folk form in the play and to present the play we are using ‘Keerat’ from Rajasthan and Tasha, Dhol and Nafiri instruments from the street of Delhi.”
Microsoft reveals how it validates updates before release by Martin Brinkmann on December 12, 2018 in Windows – 10 commentsMicrosoft promised in November 2018 that it would make an effort to improve update transparency and quality. The company went through a streak of bad updates that caused all kinds of issues on Windows devices.Tip: check out our overview of the latest Windows updates and services packs here.Microsoft, for example, pulled the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 after reports of data loss and other issues emerged. These issues did not affect all users or even the majority, but it was reason enough to pause the update for about six weeks to sort things out.Michael Fortin, Windows Corporate Vice President, published “Windows monthly security and quality updates overview” on the Windows Experience blog on December 10, 2018 as part of the Windows approach to quality series.Fortin explains that Microsoft is updating up to 1000 devices per second during peak time, and that the company’s infrastructure and systems support a rapid distribution of security updates and other updates to hundreds of millions of devices.Update quality is critical according to Fortin considering the “important of the security and other fixes” that Microsoft releases each regularly at scale.Every day we build and package the latest fixes, and our engineers test and validate the fixes through a combination of [..] activities.He lists the following activities in the article:Pre-release Validation Program: validates updates before they are made available to “in-market customers”. Microsoft aims to catch issues with updates as early as possible.Depth Test Pass: automated and manual tests that analyze code change areas to ensure that issues have been fixed and that fixes don’t introduce new issues.Monthly Test Pass: runs updates on tens of thousands of “diverse devices” to “ensure application and hardware compatibility.Windows Insider Program: non-security updates delivered to the Release Preview Ring to get feedback and collect diagnostic data.Security Update Validation Program: invitation-only program for “large commercial customers and ISVs” to validate security fixes and identify issues early on.Cross-product compatibility tests with other Microsoft teams, e.g. Azure, Office, and SQL Server.Live Site Validation Testing: validation that releases are available on Windows Update and successfully downloaded and install on devices running Windows.Customer support monitoring.Social media and forum monitoring.Closing WordsMicrosoft did not catch the October 2018 Update issues even with all these systems and programs in place. While it is certainly an impossible task to catch all bugs prior to release, it is certainly possible to reduce the number of critical issues but that would require adjustments to the pre-release testing process.Now You: How was your updating experience this year? (via Deskmodder)SummaryArticle NameMicrosoft reveals how it validates updates before releaseDescriptionMichael Fortin, Windows Corporate Vice President, published “Windows monthly security and quality updates overview” recently.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisement
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