Rs 1 crore in demonetised currency seized, six arrested

first_imgHyderabad, Aug 19 (PTI) The city police today arrested six persons and seized Rs one crore in demonetised currency from them.The arrested men were identified as Raj Kumar Bagadi, owner of a petrol pump in Putli Bowli area; Ahmed Bin Ali, owner of a sports showroom; Mohammed Salman; Mohammed Shabeer, a textile businessman; Mohammed Ahmed Shareef and Pedda Shetty Reddy Sekar, a retired Postal Department employee.A team of Central Zone Task Force of police raided Bagadis house in Barkathpura area and arrested them with Rs 1 crore in scrapped notes, said a press release.The accused had planned to get the notes exchanged for valid currency through some middlemen, and gathered at Bagadis house for this purpose.A case was registered at Kachiguda police station and further probe is on. PTI GDK KRKlast_img read more

‘Robben on a level with Cruyff & Van Basten’

first_imgArjen Robben Robben a Dutch legend like Cruyff and Van Basten, says new Bayern boss Heynckes Chris Burton Last updated 2 years ago 20:56 10/12/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(2) Johan Cruyff Arjen Robben Marco van Basten Holland Getty Bayern München Bundesliga The winger has announced his retirement from Netherlands, but is being backed to continue gracing the top level by his club coach Arjen Robben deserves to considered a Dutch legend like all-time greats Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten, says new Bayern Munich boss Jupp Heynckes.The 33-year-old winger has called time on his international career after seeing the Netherlands fail to reach the 2018 World Cup.Bayern 13/2 to win CL with dabblebet 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. He steps aside having earned 96 caps for his country and contributed 37 goals, with it now up to the next generation to rebuild a fallen giant.Heynckes, who has recently returned to the Bayern helm on a short-term deal as successor to Carlo Ancelotti, believes that Robben should be heralded as a modern day icon.He told reporters at an Audi promotional event: “Holland brought up great footballers like Cruyff, [Ruud] Gullit, Van Basten and [Frank] Rijkaard.“I think that you must classify Arjen in this group. He was an exceptional player for Holland just like them.”While his international playing days are over, Robben is still very much a key figure at the Allianz Arena.Arjen Robben Bayern MunichHe remains a regular in his ninth season with Bayern, with 264 appearances having now been made for the German giants.His efforts down the years have contributed to the collection of countless major honours, including six Bundesliga titles and a Champions League crown.Robben is only under contract until the summer of 2018, having penned a 12-month extension in January, but Heynckes feels he is capable of gracing the very highest level beyond that point.He added: “He is a professional you rarely meet. He has self-motivation like only very few other players.”Arjen’s age is not an issue, he can still play on a very high level this and also next season.”Bayern and Robben will be back in domestic action on Saturday when they play host to Freiburg, in what will be the first game of Heynckes’ fourth spell at the helm.last_img read more

Roadway Between Eastwood Park and Manor Park to be Widened

first_img The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew. The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road. The National Works Agency (NWA) will be undertaking major road upgrading works between Eastwood Park Road and Manor Park in St. Andrew.The 3.5 kilometres of roadway will be widened to accommodate four lanes of traffic, new management solutions and improved pedestrian facilities.Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland.“The Constant Spring Road is one of the major roads in the Corporate Area and it is really oversaturated right now. The number of motor vehicles that we see on a daily basis is about 30,000. It is way over capacity, and so we want to add capacity to the road. It requires us moving from what we now have, which is two lanes, to four lanes; and so at the end of all of this, when we shall have completed the work, we expect to see a more efficient flow,” he explained.Mr. Shaw was speaking to JIS News at a stakeholders meeting held at the Karram-Speid Auditorium, Merl Grove High School, located on Constant Spring Road on Wednesday, November 29.“We expect to see less congestion, improvement in travel times, we expect to see persons getting to work in a more efficient way – much quicker, and also getting home from work in a quicker way,” he added.Mr. Shaw said there are serious traffic snares along Manor Park heading towards Long Lane all the way to Stony Hill, and this has caused issues for persons who work in the commercial hub of Kingston.“We really want to ensure that persons can get to work and get home from work in a more efficient way,” he said.He said that in addition to commuters, businesses along Constant Spring Road will benefit from the road expansion.“Business will benefit in a significant way from their employees coming to work in a more refreshed way, having had more rest at home,” he pointed out.Mr. Shaw told JIS News that the timeline for the project will be announced to the public soon.“Right now, we are dealing with some of the nuts and bolts. The contract price has been determined. We are awaiting some word from the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation as to a date for the contracts to be signed, and as soon as that contract is signed, then we will be in a position to indicate a start date and end date for the project,” he said.The project will include improvements where Constant Spring Road intersects with Red Hills Road, West Kings House Road, Dunrobin Avenue, Shortwood Road, West Avenue and Oaklands, Immaculate Conception and Constant Spring Tax Office and Olivier Road.There will be new signalised intersections where Constant Spring Road intersects with Mannings Hill Road, Constant Spring Terrace and Hillman Road, Clifton Boulevard, Manor Centre, Manor Park circulation, Stilwell Road and Long Lane.Central Avenue will become a one-way corridor, and a temporary bridge will be created within the Manor Park circulation.Mr. Shaw said that sewer lines will also be upgraded. “It is going to be an integrated project to include water, sewer and road, so what we want to happen, is that at the end of the process, we won’t have a situation where Constant Spring Road becomes an issue where we have a sewer system that is failing or waterlines that are defective.“We want to have all of these things taken out of the way, so when we are finished the work, there will be no form of interruption.”Approximately 88 parcels of land will be affected by the expansion, and Mr. Shaw said that negotiations are under way with the property owners.“We have been going through with the National Land Agency (NLA) to try and conclude as many of these matters as is possible. We have concluded some of the agreements,” Mr. Shaw said. Manager, Communication and Customer Service at NWA, Stephen Shaw, told JIS News that the project is aimed at reducing traffic congestion, which is a major problem for commuters along Constant Spring Road and motorists travelling to Kingston from the parishes of St. Mary and Portland. Story Highlightslast_img read more

RCMP arrest Nunavut man who evaded them for almost three months

first_imgCAPE DORSET, Nunavut – RCMP from Cape Dorset in Nunavut say they have arrested a man who evaded them by living outside the community for almost three months.David Mikkigak is a suspect in several crimes, including assault, forcible confinement and firearms-related offences.The Mounties say in a release that Mikkigak gave himself up peacefully after negotiations with an RCMP emergency response team.The cabin where he was hiding had been put under close surveillance.Police say two women who were with him had surrendered earlier, and were being provided with food, warm clothing and medical attention.In August, RCMP asked the community to stop helping Mikkigak avoid arrest by providing food and supplies to him.last_img

After warnings of underspending Liberals eye boosts to jobtraining programs

first_imgOTTAWA — Senior government officials have been warned that Canada was dangerously behind last year on spending to help workers improve their skills to stay employed.A January 2018 presentation to a group of deputy ministers noted government spending on active labour-market programs is about half the average of spending in a group of comparator countries.The committee of top-level public servants was told Canada would be less able to adapt to workforce shifts without a boost in spending.The Canadian Press obtained the documents under the federal access-to-information law.In a year-end interview, Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos talked about the need to use publicly funded job-training programs as a way to get more people into the labour force to help reduce poverty and keep the economy growing.He says the federal government has a role to play in helping cash-strapped provinces pay for training programs, and ensure better information sharing between jurisdictions.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Lululemon names new chief financial officer as search continues for new CEO

first_imgVANCOUVER – Lululemon Athletica Inc. has appointed Patrick Guido as chief financial officer as its search continues for a new chief executive.The Vancouver-based clothing company says Guido, who most recently worked as treasurer and vice-president of corporate development at VF Corp., will report to chief operating officer Stuart Haselden.Lululemon has been without a CEO since early February when Laurent Potdevin suddenly stepped down from the post after the company said he “fell short” of its standards of conduct.Executive chairman Glenn Murphy told a March conference call with financial analysts that the company had met with several possible candidates, but would be taking its time in its search for a replacement.Potdevin reached a separation agreement with the company that will see him receive $3.35 million in cash, plus a further $1.65 million paid in monthly instalments over 18 months, while agreeing not to sue the company and co-operate with it in the future.The company also lost its executive vice-president and creative director at the end of last year when Lee Holman resigned.last_img read more

Delhi court allows accused in EC bribery case to travel abroad

first_imgNew Delhi: A Delhi court Thursday allowed a senior advocate, who is an accused in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran, to travel abroad.Special Judge Arun bhardwaj permitted Chennai-based B Kumar to travel to the US from April 27 to June 8 to visit his son who is living with his family there. “The apprehension of the prosecution that applicant/accused will flee from justice is not based on any material. No tangible ground is made by the prosecution for not granting permission to applicant/accused to go abroad. Thus, keeping in view the facts and circumstances, the applicant/accused is permitted to travel abroad to the USA,” the judge said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The court also imposed certain conditions which included furnishing additional security in the form of bank guarantee of Rs 10 lakh or in the alternative a fixed deposit receipt of the like amount. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, shall furnish a detailed affidavit disclosing his detailed programme, including his stay at various stations abroad and telephone numbers and residential address before his departure,” the judge said in his order. “The applicant/accused, B Kumar, would be returning during summer vacations. Therefore, the applicant/accused shall inform the IO about his arrival in India within 48 hours of his return and shall surrender his passport to the IO. Thereafter, the IO shall deposit with this court the passport of applicant/accused B Kumar within two days of reopening of the courts,” he said. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KThe court also said that Kumar will not contact or influence the prosecution witnesses. The Delhi Police had earlier filed a supplementary charge sheet against Dhinakaran, Chandrashekhar, Mallikarjuna, a long-time friend of Dhinakaran, and six others in the case. Dhinakaran has been accused of offences under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of the IPC, besides taking gratification by corrupt or illegal means to influence public servant under the Prevention of Corruption Act (PC Act).last_img read more

UN labour agency offers aid to US to help recovery from Hurricane

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has joined other United Nations agencies in offering assistance to the United States to help it recover from the ravages of Hurricane Katrina. “As reconstruction proceeds, the measures being taken by the United States Department of Labour to help thousands of women and men to restart their lives through the dignity of work are critical,” ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia said in a statement. “I have written to U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to convey my personal sympathy, express solidarity with the American people and reaffirm the commitment that the ILO stands ready to put our experience and capacities to work in responding to the recovery and reconstruction effort in any appropriate way,” he added. Teams from various UN agencies are already in the affected areas working with US officials and non-governmental organizations. read more

Urgent aid needed to help thousands of migrant victims of abuse in

“The international community urgently needs to work with and support the Governments in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf to strengthen the management of migration and national borders, combat transnational organized crime and uphold migrants’ human rights,” UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in a statement.“In a desperate attempt to seek better livelihood opportunities, many migrants have suffered gross physical abuse and severe economic and sexual exploitation. Many of them, including children, are stranded under extremely difficult circumstances. Their plight must be urgently addressed,” he added, calling for financial support for humanitarian agencies providing aid.Last year a record 107,500 African refugees and migrants, mainly Ethiopians and Somalis, made the dangerous journey in overcrowded boats to Yemen, the largest influx since 2006 when the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) began compiling such statistics, in hope of finding a better life in the Arabian Peninsula. In 2011, the UNHCR estimated that more than 100 migrants drowned or went missing en route.Irregular migrants are extremely vulnerable due to abuse and extortion by smugglers and traffickers. Most migrants have no legal documents and have limited access to livelihoods and basic services. Others fall prey to traffickers. About 22 per cent of those landing in Yemen are women and girls. Many try to reach Saudi Arabia, but by the time they reach Haradh City in northern Yemen, the majority of this vulnerable group cannot be accounted for. Others suffer repeated sexual and gender-based violence along the journey, Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said.Between 15,000 and 25,000 irregular migrants are stranded in and around Haradh City in northern Yemen, while others are in Aden in the south. They depend entirely on the generosity of local Yemenis and humanitarian organizations such as the International Organization for Migration and the Yemeni Red Crescent Society to cover basic food, medical and shelter needs.Humanitarian agencies have for years organized voluntary flights for thousands of migrants in Yemen to return home. This is a life-saving measure for those who have no other recourse, Mr. Mr. Ould Cheikh Ahmed said, but in the long run, more sustainable solutions need to be found involving all stakeholders. read more

Tiger Woods Claws Way Back At Congressional

Tiger Woods – For the second consecutive day, Congressional’s Blue course played hard and fast in sweltering heat. But for Tiger Woods, the setup was slightly more conducive for scoring today. And so, he did, firing a 3-under-par 68 to move his way into the Top 10 with many golfers still on the course.Unknowns Jimmy Walker and Brendo de Jonge shared the lead at 5-under.“If the (conditions) stay like this, I don’t see the lead going anywhere,” Woods said. “But it was good today. I think the tour staff did a great job of moving some of the tees up, and we had corner pins or front pins. It was fair. Today I thought you could be a little more aggressive than yesterday.”Woods started his second round on Congressional’s long and grueling back nine that, on Thursday, played more than a shot over par. After routine pars over the first four holes on the back, Woods found the rough off the tee at the par-4 14th hole and would have to get up and down for par from 76 yards. He found the rough again at the 15th and again hit a nice spinning pitch from 93 yards that he was able to nestle close to the hole for par.Then at the 16th, he displayed some Tiger magic with a 48-foot putt eagle to get to 1 under par for the tournament.“That was actually a tricky putt because it was a double-breaking putt up that hill,” Woods said. “It’s hard left and then just want to feed back a couple of balls to the right, and I was waiting for it to feed back because it was hanging, hanging, hanging, and then it just fell right in.”After making the turn at 1 under par for the day, the 36-year-old, 14-time major winner found the rough again with a fairway metal off the tee at par-4 first hole. From there, he made his first bogey of the day. He made his first birdie on the round at the par-4 fifth hole. From there, he made another birdie at 8 and a par at the ninth to finish his round.“Today I think I got more out of my round than I did yesterday,” Woods said. “On a golf course like this, you’re not going to hit it perfect all day. It’s just too difficult. I had to make some saves, and I made two key saves there at 14 and 15.” read more

Watch Its ridiculous Commuters face disruption at Waterloo

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Man shot in the leg in Walkinstown overnight

first_imgA MAN HAS been injured in a shooting that took place overnight in the Walkinstown area of Dublin.Gardaí said that a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to his upper leg in the early hours of the morning at approximately 5.10am in Slieve Bloom Park.The man was taken to St. James’s Hospital and his injury is not thought to be life-threatening.Gardaí have sealed of the area for a forensic investigation and appeal to anyone with information relating to the incident to come forward.last_img

Google releases Fragments API to developers for Android 16 and above

first_imgAt Wednesday’s iPad 2 launch event at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Steve Jobs took the stage and trash talked Android‘s readiness for what he called the post-PC age, noting that while the iOS App Store had 65,000 iPad apps available, Honeycomb could still boast only about a hundred.Well, Google is working on fixing that. They’ve just enabled their Fragments API for non-Honeycomb versions of Android, allowing developers to more easily code their apps so that the layout works on both smartphones and tablets with equal efficiency. AdChoices广告In essence, what Fragments does is allow developers to create paneled UI layouts that can either be separated or combined depending on how much real-estate the app has to play with (in other words, whether or not it’s running on a tablet or a smartphone). To give a concrete example: on an Android smartphone, Fragments would allow an app to display just a single panel of the larger interface, but if that same app was loaded up on a Motorola Xoom or Samsung Galaxy Tab, it would pull up more panels, combining them into a larger and more full-featured interface.Google originally rolled out Fragments with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but now they are rolling it out through their SDK Update to all versions of Android that are 1.6 or above. It’s an important step, given how many Froyo-based, 7-inch tablets like the Samsung Galaxy Tab are floating around out there, “tweeners” which can only really run glorified smartphone software. Fragments is still going to be more important on post-Honeycomb versions of Android than on 1.6 or above, but this is a good step on Google’s part in making developing apps for all versions of Android as painless as possible. Apple’s got all of the momentum when it comes to the App Store: one good way for Google to catch-up is to make programming for Android as simple and easy as possible.Read more at Slashgearlast_img read more

En images les résultats des analyses ADN en disent long sur la

first_imgEn images : les résultats des analyses ADN en disent long sur la vie de ToutânkhamonÉgypte – L’équipe d’égyptologues du docteur Zahi Hawass a, grâce à des analyses ADN, réalisé de surprenantes découvertes sur les pharaons, notamment sur le légendaire Toutânkhamon.Grâce à la découverte d’une centaine de cannes dans son tombeau, censées l’accompagner dans l’au-delà durant l’éternité, on savait déjà que le pharaon boitait. Il avait également un palais fendu : des malformations certainement dues à une naissance incestueuse car d’après les analyses ADN, il s’avère que ses parents étaient frère et sœur. De nos jours, il s’agit d’une pratique punie par la loi mais du temps des pharaons, elle permettait aux souverains égyptiens de garder du sang pur, puisqu’ils étaient considérés comme les descendants directs des dieux.On apprend également la cause de son décès. Pendant longtemps, les scientifiques ont émis l’hypothèse d’un meurtre, à cause du trou dans son crâne. Finalement, ce dernier aurait été provoqué par la momification et le jeune pharaon serait, lui, mort des complications d’une blessure à la jambe, aggravées par le paludisme.Ces découvertes brisent quelque peut le mythe de Toutânkhamon, un pharaon glorifié pour sa jeunesse et sa puissance. On apprend finalement qu’il était faible et gravement malade. Le tombeau du roi a été découvert en 1922 par le Dr Howard Carter, dans la Vallée des Rois et n’a jamais cessé d’envoûter scientifiques et passionnés d’histoire égyptienne. De plus, l’étude de seize momies par l’équipe du Dr Zahi Hawass montre que les pharaons étaient autant touchés par les maladies que le peuple, même davantage à cause de la consanguinité.Toutânkhamon est devenu roi à l’âge de seulement 10 ans, en 1333 avant J.C, mais son règne fut de courte durée puisqu’il est mort à l’âge précoce de 19 ans. Il a également été marié à 10 ans, avec sa demi-soeur Ankhesenpaaton. Il fut le dernier roi de la XVIIIe dynastie. La suivante connut l’avènement de Ramsès, 30 ans plus tard. Entre temps, l’Égypte fut gouvernée par le prêtre Ay pendant 4 ans, puis par le militaire Horemheb pendant 26 ans.Grâce aux recherches, l’hypothèse selon laquelle Toutânkhamon souffrait du syndrome de Marfan, et était doté de formes féminines comme le suggèrent certaines œuvres d’art à son effigie, a été infirmée. À lire aussiPaludisme ou malaria : quels symptômes et quels traitements ?Les scientifiques ont également analysés l’ADN d’Akhénaton et ont ainsi pu confirmer sa paternité. Par contre, l’identité de la mère de Toutânkhamon reste inconnue. Elle n’est autre que la momie connue sous le nom de code KV35YL, ou “Young Lady” et est la demi-sœur d’Akhénaton, avec qui elle partage le même père.La reine Tiyi à la chevelure impressionnante, grand-mère du pharaon, a elle-aussi été examinée par les chercheurs. Toutefois, les scientifiques ne peuvent pas dire avec exactitude s’il s’agit de ses cheveux ou de ceux d’une autre personne. Ce qui est sûr, c’est que la beauté des cheveux était extrêmement importante pour les pharaons : elle était une preuve de leur statut social. Toutes ces spéculations autour de la vie de Toutânkhamon montrent à quel point la fascination autour de ce pharaon reste importante.Découvrez les images des momies de la famille royale et une reconstitution en 3D du visage de Toutânkhamon : 18 février 2010 à 12:54 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

Toure thanks everyone at Man City

first_imgYaya Toure has thanked everyone at Manchester City for a “very special night” after playing his final home game for the club in their 3-1 win against BrightonThe 34-year-old will be leaving the Premier League champions at the end of the season after eight years.City paid tribute to their long-serving midfielder by starting him for their final home game of the season against Brighton at the Etihad Stadium and made him the captain for the night, as Toure led the club to breaking three Premier League record that were all previously held by Chelsea.Prior to his last home match, Toure was presented with a framed shirt, a mosaic plaque and a lifetime season ticket with his older brother, Kolo Toure, at his side and has now taken to social media to thank everyone.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Thank you to everyone for a very special night at the Etihad! It really means a lot,” wrote the Ivorian on Twitter.Thank you to everyone for a very special night at the Etihad! It really means a lot. ??#ComeOnCity ????— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) May 10, 2018last_img read more

Jamaicas DPP talks fake news at CBU conference in Bahamas

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, August 23, 2017 – Nassau – The seriousness of fake news was a major topic tackled by Paula Llewellyn at day two of the Caribbean Broadcasters’ Union annual general assembly being staged at the British Colonial Hilton in Nassau.    The Director of Public Prosecutions in Jamaica explained that reputation is a valuable commodity in the media business and advised against publishing unchecked information.In an era when invented information comes in as easily and as believably as credible information, 48 media houses from 23 countries within the region listened intently as Llewelyn gave the legal ramifications of fake news and irresponsible journalism.   #PaulaLlewellyn is the first woman DPP of Jamaica.The theme of the conference which ends on August 24th is Digital Developments in Caribbean media.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PaulaLlewellynlast_img read more

California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

first_imgCalifornia is 1st state to require women on corporate boards Updated: 12:33 PM AP, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News Tags: Jerry Brown AP Posted: October 1, 2018 October 1, 2018 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of several laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each California-based public corporation by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the number of board seats.The Democratic governor referenced the objections and legal concerns that the law has raised. The California Chamber of Commerce has said the policy will be difficult for companies to implement and violates constitutional prohibitions against discrimination.“I don’t minimize the potential flaws that indeed may prove fatal to its ultimate implementation,” Brown wrote in a signing statement. “Nevertheless, recent events in Washington, D.C. — and beyond — make it crystal clear that many are not getting the message.”Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with staff members Camille Wagner, left, Graciela Castillo-Krings at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)It is one of several measures affecting women that Brown signed Sunday, his last opportunity to approve or veto laws before the term-limited governor leaves office. He also approved legislation requiring smaller employers to provide sexual harassment training and banning secret settlements related to sexual assault and harassment.But he vetoed a bill that would have required California’s public universities to provide medication for abortion at campus health centers, saying the services are already “widely available” off campus.Brown’s actions come as the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct led to a reckoning nationwide that has ousted men from power. The latest high-profile allegations are against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has denied decades-old claims of sexual misconduct from three women.The author of the California measure on corporate boards, SB 826, said she believes having more women in power could help reduce sexual assault and harassment in the workplace.Having more women on the boards also will make companies more successful, state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson said. Women tend to be more collaborative and are better at multitasking, the Santa Barbara Democrat said.A fourth of publicly held corporations with headquarters in California don’t have any women on their boards of directors. These companies have not done enough to increase the number of women on their boards despite the Legislature’s urging, making government intervention necessary, Jackson said.“This is one of the last bastions of total male domination,” she said. “We know that the public and business are not being well-served by this level of discrimination.”The California Chamber of Commerce argued that the composition of corporate boards should be determined internally, not mandated by government. The chamber said the new law will prioritize gender over other aspects of diversity, such as race and ethnicity.“It creates a challenge for a board on achieving broader diversity goals,” said Jennifer Barrera, senior vice president for policy at the chamber.The law applies to companies that report having their principal executive offices in California. Companies can be fined $100,000 for a first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations.The law also requires companies to report their board composition to the California secretary of state and imposes a $100,000 fine if a company fails to do so.Some European countries, including Norway and France, already mandate that corporate boards include women.Brown stopped short on Sunday of making California the first state to mandate public colleges and universities offer abortion medication at their health centers. A bill by Democratic Sen. Connie Leyva would have required all 34 University of California and California State University campuses to make the drugs available at their health centers by 2022.The public schools now refer students to outside providers. Abortion rights advocates said that made it difficult for women without a car and also expensive because many private providers do not accept student insurance.A group of private donors, some of them anonymous, had vowed to pay for up to $20 million in startup costs, including ultrasound equipment and training for both medical and billing staff.Abortions using medication are induced by taking two pills, which can be given up to 10 weeks into a pregnancy. One pill is administered in the clinic and a second drug is taken later at home. The drugs induce bleeding similar to a miscarriage.Leyva vowed to reintroduce the bill under California’s next governor; Brown is leaving office early next year.“I am hopeful that our incoming Legislature and governor will agree that the right to choose isn’t just a slogan, but rather a commitment to improving true access to abortion for students across California,” she said in a statement.__Associated Press writer Julie Watson in San Diego contributed. FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

1105s Ed Tech Magazine Returns to Print After 2 DigitalOnly Years

first_img T.H.E. Journal, 1105 Media’s magazine about K-12 education technology, is doing just that though. The title, which scrapped its print edition in 2012, will debut its new print edition at a related 1105 trade show in late January. Despite marketing leading digital offerings, in a competitive landscape with six other print magazines, T.H.E. Journal’s sales team was short a tool that every other rival had, Allain says. The return of print is paying immediate dividends. The 38-page inaugural issue has a 50-50 ad edit ratio—”significantly higher” than it had been for digital-only editions, according to Christopher Piehler, the magazine’s editor-in-chief. Along with the print relaunch, circulation will double: 50,000 print issues will accompany the 50,000 digital editions currently being sent out. Frequency will be cut from monthly to 7x however, to more closely align with the segment’s active seasons, Allain says. Digital-to-print launches like Allrecipes, POLITICO Magazine and The Pitchfork Review are becoming increasingly common, but it’s rare when a brand that decided to abandon ink and paper returns to it.center_img “When I talk to the connected educators who make up our audience, they say that their computer desktop is more crowded than their literal desktop. For these people, whose job is to grapple constantly with a barrage of emails, texts and tweets, reading something in print can be a way to relax and really focus,” Piehler says. “We did a survey that showed reader interest, but for me the most powerful motivation came when a member of my editorial board said to me, ‘You know, I hate to admit it, but I read the magazine more when it was in print.'”More on this topic 1105 Media to Publish Microsoft’s MSDN, TechNet Magazines Branding Push, Client Needs Spawn New 1105 Media Division 1105 Enterprise Computing Group Launches Marketing Services Division 1105 Media Hires Tech Exec as CEO Digital Editions: Are They About to Catch Fire? Hanley Wood, 1105 Media Start the Year Off with AcquisitionsJust In The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics Breach BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes This Just In: Magazines Are Not TV Networks Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by “When the decision was made to cease the publication in print, it was based on indicators that digital-only strategies were growing in popularity with advertisers,” says 1105’s COO, Henry Allain. “We discovered that may be true in some markets, but clearly not in the K-12 ed-tech space. This segment of the market continues to have a vibrant print offering…We needed to be back as part of the mix.” “In this market segment many agencies and marketers are committed to integrated buys,” he says. “We found ourselves at a disadvantage when we didn’t offer print as one component of the buy…It was a bit frustrating for the sales team to have to continually deal with the question: ‘Where is the print component of this proposal?'”last_img read more

MLA Devireddy Sudheer Reddy offers donations to temples for

first_imgLB Nagar: MLA Devireddy Sudheer Reddy has offered donations to registered Pochamma temples for celebrating Bonalu. Temple authorities may meet the MLAs at his residence and submit temple registration forms, temple photos and account details. The last date for submitting the details is July 15. The MLA called upon the committee members of various temples to avail the opportunity.last_img

Light to Moderate rainfall predicted over next 2 days in

first_imgThe Indian Meteorological Department has predicted light to moderate rainfall in Hyderabad over the next two days. The IMD attributed the reason that it is due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation over North-West Chhattisgarh which will further lead to the formation of the trough of about 7.6 km. “The rainfall is predicted in the next 36 hours,” said an IMD official.last_img