Preliminary report on Fort St Johns first homeless count released

first_imgAccording to the preliminary report, there were 61 homeless persons tallied in April’s count. Of those, nearly two-thirds, or 66 percent of persons experiencing homelessness were sheltered in some way.Over three-quarters of homeless persons tallied in Fort St. John, or 77 percent, were men, while 71 percent were between the ages of 25 and 54.More than half of the city’s homeless population, 59 percent, identified as Indigenous.The Women’s Resource Society said that the full detailed results from the homeless count will be released later this fall.The full preliminary report can be read below. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society has released a preliminary report on the first-ever count of the city’s homeless population.The homeless count was conducted over a 24-hour period on April 17th and 18th and saw volunteers from the Women’s Resource Society conduct tallies in local shelters, RCMP holding cells, hospitals, and other known places where at-risk individuals stay overnight.The homeless count was conducted in coordination with the provincial government, which provided $500,000 in funding for the program, which counted the homeless populations of 12 B.C. communities including Fort St. John.last_img read more

Armed men steal valuables from Noida timber dealer

first_imgNoida: Armed robbers barged into the house of a timber dealer in sector 8 area of Noida and robbed valuables worth lakhs by keeping the family hostage. Police have registered a case while they are suspecting involvement of some known persons behind the robbery.Vijay Singh, a timber dealer, lives with his family in sector 8 area of Noida. Singh’s two sons have gone to attend a marriage in Delhi along with their wives while other members were present at home at the time of incident. At around 10:30 pm on Tuesday, two robbers knocked the door of their house and asked them to open the door as a fire has been reported outside. Also Read – Bangla Sahib Gurudwara bans use of all types of plastic itemsSoon after one of Singh’s daughter-in-law, who was present at the house, opened the door, the assailants barged into the house, stuffed a cloth into her mouth and tied her hands and legs. One of robbers opened the lock of almirah with a duplicate key while another kept a watch on movement of other family members present at home. Family members have alleged that the assailants fled away with valuables and cash worth Rs 10-15 lakhs. Meanwhile police have lodged a case into the matter while they are probing the case. “Prima Facie it appears that the robbers were known to the family as they were aware of other family member’s visit to marriage. We have also gathered some important clues into the case and are expecting to make a breakthrough soon” a senior police officer of sector 20 police station said.last_img read more

Terrell Owens Released From Seahawks After Ineffective Preseason

The Seattle Seahawks released Terrell Owens on Sunday, perhaps signaling the career end for one of the most talented wide receivers to ever play the game.“I’m no longer a Seahawk,” he said via his Twitter account. “I THANK the organization 4 the opportunity, I’m truly blessed beyond belief. My FAITH is intact & will NOT waiver.”Owens, who will be 39 in December, has not played in the NFL since suffering a knee injury late in the 2010 season. He had impressed Seattle in workouts, however, and hoped to show enough flashes on the field to stick for a 17th season.But Owens never got going after signing a free agent contract on Aug. 6, managing just two catches for 41 yards in two preseason games. The improved play of Braylon Edwards left Owens as the odd man out in a receiving corps that also includes Doug Baldwin, Sidney Rice and Golden Tate among others.The release of Owens came as NFL teams have until 4 p.m. today to reduce their rosters from 90 to 75.“We really liked the group that we assembled,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said. “Terrell came in here and busted his tail and he looked really effective right from the start. But as we just took a look at our guys that are coming through the program and growing up with us, we thought that it would be best for us to stay with those guys.”Owens had looked impressive in turning in speedy 40-yard dash times during workouts, but never became the deep threat for which Seattle was looking, struggling with a few key drops.Owens has started 201 of the 219 regular season games in which he has played. He has 1,078 career receptions for 15,934 yards in a career that has included stops in San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Cincinnati and Buffalo. His 153 touchdowns rank as the second-highest total in NFL history.It remains to be seen whether any other team would be interested in Owens. read more

Finally Healthy David Garrard Eyes The Jets

David Garrard, once an upstart quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars, worked out for the New York Jets last week and left feeling like that was the place for him.No longer hampered by a knee injury, Garrard said on XM Radio that he aced his audition and feels the Jets are an ideal place for him to restart his career. Never mind that Mark Sanchez is still on the roster.Garrard, 35, met with Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, and he even encountered Sanchez.“It was a great workout,” Garrard said. “Every drill they had me do, I did great in. I felt like my old self again. They loved what they saw.”Because “they have a lot of issues with the (salary) cap,” Garrard said, the team did not offer him a contract. Yet.“They really couldn’t do anything at that time,” he said. “That’s kind of unfortunate because I don’t want to have to sit here without a job.”A source close to the situation told ESPN last week that the quarterback “anticipates putting a deal together” with the Jets once those cap issues are resolved. A source told ESPNNewYork on Sunday that the team has kept open the lines of communication with Garrard, but no deal is imminent.Garrard, from New Jersey, has not played in a regular season game since 2010.  He spent last offseason with the Miami Dolphins, but was sidelined by a knee injury and was not signed by any other team.“I don’t have anything to prove to myself. I know I can play,” he said. “I’m not ready to be done yet when I can get out there and move around. It’s unfortunate these last two years I’ve had these injuries that really weren’t football injuries, because I didn’t get hit and get hurt.”Garrard has thrown for 16,003 yards with 89 touchdowns and 54 interceptions in 86 career games, mostly with the Jaguars.“I’m not ready to be done yet,” he said, adding, “I’m tired of sitting and watching on my couch.“I want to go out and win ballgames. I’ve been watching for the last few years unfortunately and I’ve been watching some not-so-good quarterback play out there and I know that I can still play and I can play at a high level,” he said. “I want to get back out on the field and show myself that I can stay healthy and help a ballclub, really.” read more

Wildcats Nerlens Noel Declares for NBA Draft

Kentucky Wildcats forward Nerlens Noel, who is the No. 1 NBA draft prospect in most preliminary drafts, announced Monday that he plans to enter the 2013 NBA draft.Noel, who is currently recovering from surgery to a torn ACL, led the nation with 4.4 blocks per game and averaged 10.5 points and 9.5 rebounds. He also had 50 steals, which earned him Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year honors.“I’ve learned so much here at UK and am thankful for coach (John) Calipari, the staff and my teammates for all of their support,” Noel said in a statement. “I especially appreciate the Big Blue Nation and all of the support, prayers and well-wishes I’ve received from them during my rehab and decision-making process. I’ll always be a Wildcat!”The 6-foot-10 freshman will now join Wildcats guard Archie Goodwin in the NBA draft. Noel was the nation’s top recruit last year, which headlined a recruiting class that included Goodwin, forward Alex Poythress and center Willie Cauley-Stein. Noel was the only freshman that was consistent all year long.Noel is currently the No. 1 draft prospect ahead of Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart, Kansas’ Ben McLemore and Georgetown’s Otto Porter.“I support Nerlens’ decision to enter his name in the draft and am excited for him and his future,” Calipari said in a statement. “The hard work and will to win he showed on the floor this year and the dedication and attitude he has shown in his rehab will only be a reward for him and whatever team drafts him in June.”The Wildcats entered last season as the consensus No. 1, but quickly plummeted out of the Top 25 even with a healthy Noel. But after Noel’s Feb. 12 knee injury at Florida, the Wildcats missed the opportunity to earn an at-large NCAA tournament bid.Kentucky went 4-5 without Noel, ultimately missing the NCAA tournament after winning it all in 2012. The Wildcats were the first team since the 2009 national champion North Carolina Tar Heels, to miss the tournament the following year after winning it all. They eventually lost a first-round NIT game at Robert Morris. read more

Significant Digits For Friday Jan 30 2015

One more plea for the newsletter: Sign up for it now and be the first to learn about the numbers behind the news. And, as always, if you see a significant digit in the wild, tweet it to me @WaltHickey. $50John Kerry, the United States secretary of state, owes the city of Boston a $50 fine for failing to shovel his sidewalk. Kerry was in Saudi Arabia — a nation not known for its snow-clearance legislation — as a blizzard struck New England this week. [The Boston Globe]63.9 percentThe home ownership rate is now at its lowest level since 1994, down to 63.9 percent in the final quarter of 2014. [Los Angeles Times]96 tonsAmount of dog poop generated in New York City each day. [FiveThirtyEight]98 percent of scientistsAbout 98 percent scientists say the public’s lack of knowledge about science is a problem, so why don’t you guys go learn a book or something, geez. [Re/code]3,000 storiesI thought I was safe in journalism — I’d picked a good field, one that couldn’t be automated. I was wrong. The Associated Press is already automatically generating 3,000 stories each quarter. Right now, those stories are about companies’ quarterly earnings, but who knows when the robots will move on to the dog poop beat. [The Verge]$1.3 billionNew York City cultural institutions spent $1.3 billion on new construction over the past five years on projects including the expansion of the Queens Museum and the renovation of the fountains at the Met. In 2014, construction expenditures were up 46 percent from 2013 to $208 million. [Crain’s New York] You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the telling numbers tucked inside the news. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, subscribe.9 communications majors It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that the notoriously taciturn Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch is not among the nine communications majors taking the field in Super Bowl XLIX. Playboy broke down the college majors of every player in this year’s game, and communications came out as the most popular course of study, with nine players, followed by sociology and general studies, with seven players each. [Playboy]11.8 percentAccording to the NFL, concussions decreased by 11.8 percent this season compared to last year, to 202 from 229. [The New York Times]14 percent riseThe average American office worker spends nine hours each week in meetings or thinking about meetings, up 14 percent from four years ago. [NPR]25 megabits per secondThe Federal Communications Commission raised the bar on the download speeds for “broadband” Internet to 25 megabits per second (Mbps) from 4 Mbps. Under the previous standard, 6.3 percent of households didn’t have broadband. Now 19.4 percent don’t. [Ubergizmo] read more

Wrestling Snyder Stieber put in impressive World Cup performances USA falls to

Junior Kyle Snyder and former OSU wrestler Logan Steiber are honored at the Buckeyes Feb. 3, 2017 match against Penn State at the Schottenstein Center. OSU lost, 32-12. Credit: Nicholas McWilliams | Sports EditorImpressive showings at wrestling Freestyle World Cup in Iran by Buckeye and world champion Kyle Snyder and world champion and former Buckeyes Logan Stieber were not enough to bring home the gold for USA Wrestling. The U.S. ultimately finished in second to Iran in the tournament, and Snyder and Stieber each compiled an individual record of 3-1 at the two-day event.Snyder’s loss came to Aslanbek Alborov of Azerbaijan, but the U.S. still put together a victory over the Azerbaijani team. Alborov defeated Snyder by a score of 5-4 at 97 kg.Stieber only suffered one loss as well, being taken down by Masoud Esmaeilpoorjouybari of Iran in his final bout of the tournament. Stieber fell 6-2 to Esmaeilpoorjouybari while wrestling at 61 kg.Overall, the U.S. team lost five of eight matches in the final, with the U.S. wins coming from Snyder, Olympic champion Jordan Burroughs (74 kg) and David Taylor (86 kg).Snyder will travel back to be with the Ohio State team for the postseason, but will miss this week’s matchup with No. 8 Cornell on Feb. 19, OSU coach Tom Ryan said. read more

Mens soccer team looks to kick away upset attempt

At the beginning of the Ohio State men’s soccer season, the coaching staff set a goal to make the NCAA tournament. With the regular season end in sight, the Buckeyes need a few more wins if they hope to make the tournament.“These six games are critical,” coach John Bluem said. “We’re getting into that part of our schedule where we’re playing some good teams right now. You want to be in good form at the end of the season and we certainly need to finish strong to reach one of our team goals this year.”The No. 15 Buckeyes’ will play tonight when the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames visit Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. UIC has burst onto the soccer scene in the last several years, going deep into the NCAA tournament under the leadership of coach John Trask. Last season, the Flames made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, but this season has been a struggle. “They’re having some difficulties this year,” Bluem said. “But they’re right around .500, so it’s not like they’ve fallen off the end of the earth, but it seems like something is missing this year. We’re not falling for that, though. I know they’re a real good team.”Bluem knows that UIC could upset the Buckeyes if given the opportunity.“I think this team is capable of coming in here and giving us a very tough game,” Bluem said.UIC comes to Columbus with a record of 3-4-4, riding a two-game losing streak. However, they have played well against several other Big Ten teams and against Akron, the No. 1 team in the country. OSU goalie Matt Lampson was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after he posted back-to-back shutouts last week. For Lampson, it is the second time he has received the Big Ten honor.The OSU men’s soccer team takes the field at 7 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Urban Meyer adds familiar faces Voltolini Pantoni to administrative staff

New Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer added two members to his coaching staff Monday, both of whom worked under Meyer during his coaching tenure at Florida. Brian Voltolini will serve as the program’s director of football operations and Mark Pantoni will serve as the director of player personnel. “I am really pleased that Brian Voltolini and Mark Pantoni wanted to be a part of the football program at The Ohio State University,” Meyer said in a press release. “I have spent considerable time working with each and I certainly appreciate the passion and the effort that both bring to their positions every day.” Voltolini, an Idaho native, has worked with Meyer dating back to 2001 when Meyer was coaching at Bowling Green and followed him to Utah and eventually to Florida. As director of football operations, Voltolini will manage the football program’s budget, scholarships, team travel, housing, camps and clinics. “Brian not only has a sharp awareness of what needs to be done for an efficient, fluid operation of a football program,” Meyer said in the release, “but he also has that keen sense of knowing what the program needs from an operations perspective. And I appreciate that greatly.” Pantoni, a Florida native, will mostly be involved in helping the program in its recruiting efforts. He spent the past five years working for Florida including the previous two years as the Gators’ recruiting program coordinator. During his time at Florida, Pantoni helped Meyer put on Friday Night Lights, a summer recruiting showcase in which invited players competed at night and under the lights. Friday Night Lights was considered an instrumental recruiting tool and many have speculated Meyer would bring a similar idea to OSU. “Mark has proven abilities at organizing recruiting efforts and in building relationships with prospects and their families,” Meyer said. “I have seen how well he understood recruiting in the state of Florida and nationally, and I am certain his efforts are going to be well-received in the state of Ohio. He is one of the hardest working people I have been around.” read more

Smith insists Villa are making progress

first_imgNewly appointed Aston Villa manager Dean Smith insists the club is making progress on the pitch despite losing their last two games in the Sky Bet Championship.Smith was appointed to replace former Villa boss Steve Bruce who was sacked after a bad spell of games for the club.Despite winning his first game in charge, a 1-0 victory the former Brentford manager has seen his team lose two on the bounce after their 2-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich City was followed by another narrow 1-0 loss to Queens Park Rangers on Friday night.The Villans have won just one of their lasts seven games across all competitions but Smith insists he has seen positive signs in his three matches in charge.Aston Villa explains why they spent so much money on players Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Aston Villa’s chief executive, the team needed to spend £144.5 million on 12 players in order to stay competitive.“In the short time we’ve worked together there’s a good structure about us, we just haven’t put the finishing touch to it,” he said, according to Sports Mole.“We played well and didn’t deserve to come away with nothing from this game.”“We created chances and gave away a poor goal. I think if we score at any time during the game tonight we go on and win it.”“We dominated the game for long periods and created big chances we didn’t take. QPR were very fortunate.”last_img read more

Stronger Policing coming to Lower Bight District

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Feb 2015 – A new police unit in the west bay area of Providenciales is hoped to be the answer to thwarting a spike in radical break-ins and thefts in the Turtle Cove and Lower Bight areas of Provo. Outgoing Police Commissioner, Colin Farquhar, last week talked about an initiative under construction. “another likely success is our new community group in the West Bay community of Providenciales, representing the areas of Crab Road to Turtle Cove, they are developing a community and security plan for their area also.” With these departing words, Farquhar became emotional in his farewell at that service held at the HJ Robinson High in Grand Turk on Wednesday. “Please remember, have the will the win, the desire to succeed and the urge to reach your full potential; these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Recommended for you Related Items:Colin Farquhar, lower bight, police Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force’s mission to combat abusive images of children onlinelast_img read more

Four teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park

first_imgFour teenagers attacked and robbed at City Heights skate park KUSI Newsroom Posted: May 6, 2018 May 6, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, center_img Updated: 12:31 PM SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Two teenagers and two adults were attacked and robbed at a skate park in City Heights, and the suspects remained at large Sunday.Around 8 p.m. Saturday, the four people — ages 16, 17, 18 and 19 — were at a skate park near Landis Street when a group of young men approached them and started an argument, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.The four ran to a nearby pedestrian bridge, where they were attacked by another group that had apparently been waiting for them, Heims said.There were about 15 people in total between the two groups, he said.The suspects punched and kicked the four victims, then took their wallets and cellphones, Heims said. One of the victims was stabbed, and another was cut on the finger.All of the suspects fled in an unknown direction, according to Heims. They were described as Hispanic or Asian men between the ages of 15 and 22.It was unclear how or if they knew the victims. Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

In Other News Connecticut Sub Base Marks Sesquicentennial

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR During its first 50 years, the Navy base in Groton, Conn., wasn’t particularly important. But over the past 100 years, Naval Submarine Base New London has grown in prominence, with the nation’s submarine fleet playing a significant role in projecting power. State and local leaders, along with Navy officials, gathered outside the Submarine Force Museum last week to recognize the base’s past as they celebrated the 150th anniversary of the deed of gift from the state and the city of New London establishing a naval yard and storage depot on the Thames River, reported the Day.Day photo by Tim Martinlast_img read more

NEIGHBOR NEWS Whats Making Headlines In Tewksbury

first_imgYour Tewksbury Today is Tewksbury’s premiere online hyperlocal news source. Follow YTT on Facebook and Twitter.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community”NEIGHBOR NEWS: What’s Making Headlines In Tewksbury?In “Community” TEWKSBURY, MA — Ever wonder what’s making news next door in Tewksbury? Bill Gilman, editor of Your Tewksbury Today, has the answer!Below is a collection of top Tewksbury stories, primarily written by Gilman, that were recently published on his popular website.Top Tewksbury Stories (May 20, 2019 to May 27, 2019)Tewksbury Telemedia Announces Debut Of Three Unique Cable Access ChannelsState Rep. Nguyen Presented With “Women’s Empowerment Award”Tewksbury Looking To Fill Multiple Board VacanciesSmith, White Named TMHS-Rotary Club Hats Off Winners for MayEssex Baseball Association To Bring 19th Century Vintage Baseball To Tewksburylast_img read more

VIDEO Watch Antique Fire Engine Parade Held In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Massachusetts Antique Fire Apparatus Association held its 42nd Anniversary Fire Apparatus Parade, Show, & Firematic Flea Market on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Shriners Auditorium (99 Fordham Road). This was the first time the event was held in Wilmington.The parade started Kitty’s Restaurant (123 Main Street) in North Reading and traveled through North Reading and Wilmington, ending at the Shriners Auditorium.Watch the parade, which lasts approximately six minutes, below, courtesy of YouTuber Firefighter_1775:——Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedCOMING TO THE SHRINERS: Antique Fire Engines Show On June 22In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Saturday, June 22, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more

Ajay Devgn takes a jibe at Saif Ali KhanKareena Kapoor Khans age

first_imgAjay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali KhanVarinder ChawlaAs they say that there’s no age to fall in love or fall out of it and many Bollywood couples have already proved it right. However, these most talked about couples always find themselves at the receiving end of trolls. While most of the times it get annoying for the couples with humongous age gap, some of them take something in their stride. And it wouldn’t be wrong to admit the fact that people often joke about it in public and that’s what we can see Ajay Devgn doing in the trailer of his upcoming film De De Pyaar De by taking a dig at Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s age difference.In the trailer, there’s a particular scene where Ajay is being asked to name the couples with huge age difference who have been able successful in sustaining their relationship and are happy together like never before. To which, Ajay, plays a 50-year man Ashish, who falls in love with a 26-year-old girl Ayesha, rattles out names like Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney and Amal Clooney and concludes with Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan.Well, after watching the trailer of De De Pyaar De and Ajay Devgn’s jibe, even Saif and Kareena would have a good laugh at it and hopefully take it in good humour. Watch the trailer here.Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn’s currently facing the wrath of social media for sharing screen space with sexual harassment and rape accused Alok Nath.At the movie’s trailer launch, when producer Luv Ranjan’s comment was sought, Ajay intervened saying, “This is not the right place to talk about it. Jinki aap baat kar rahe hai woh film uske pehle complete hui (the film was complete before the allegations surfaced against the person).””Shame on Ajay Devgn for defending Alok Nath. They could have given him the boot after allegations and FIR. I hate when celebs say ‘this is not the right platform to discuss’. Issues like this deserved to be discussed on every platform,” said one social media user.”What the hell is Alok Nath doing here in this film. Ajay, you promised to never work with #MeToo alleged person, now what’s this,” remarked a fan.When IANS reached out to Alok Nath, he said: “I don’t want to talk anything about ‘De De Pyaar De’.”The film, a romantic comedy, also stars Tabu and Rakul Preet Singh, is written and co-produced by Ranjan and directed by Akiv Ali.Writer-director Vinta Nanda had last year accused Alok Nath of allegedly raping her nearly 19 years ago when they worked together. He denied it.(With IANS Inputs)last_img read more

Distant dead planet could tell how world will end study says

first_imgThis artist’s illustration depicts the destruction of a young planet or planets, which scientists may have witnessed for the first time using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.Credits: Illustration: NASA/CXC/M. Weiss; X-ray spectrum: NASA/CXC/MIT/H. M.GüntherStudying a dead distant planet could help humans to know more about the way in which Earth will finally die and perish, a new study report published in the journal Science says. Recently, researchers while monitoring a distant star in deep space stumbled upon an orbiting fragment of a dead, shattered planet, and experts believe that this could be actually a preview of Earth’s inevitable fate in the future.The study report claimed that the discovery of this planetary fragment orbiting around a white dwarf could shed light into the twilight years of planetary systems. Experts believe that the newly found planetary chunk could be actually a piece of the planet’s shattered core. Scientists also speculate that the planet might have perished brutally during the star’s death throes.Researchers also revealed it is quite remarkable that the dead planet’s fragments survived the extremely intense gravity of the white dwarf star.”The white dwarf’s gravity is so strong — about 100,000 times that of the Earth — that a typical asteroid will be ripped apart by gravitational forces if it passes too close,” said Christopher Manser, lead author of the study and a physicist at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, said in a statement.The study report suggested that the planetary chunk might be orbiting around the star every two hours, and no larger than 250 miles in diameter to avoid being ripped apart by the white dwarf’s gravitational force.Scientists also revealed that both the dead star and the planetary chunk are located in our Milky Way, at a distance of 410 light years away from the Earth.Experts believe that Earth could also face a similar fate when the sun swells into a red giant. As the sun swells, it will consume Mercury, Venus, and Earth, and will later shrink turning into a white dwarf.last_img read more

Organic growth or aggressive approach Why Infosys needs to decide soon

first_imgA general view shows workers at a cafeteria inside a building at the Infosys campus in Electronic City, Bengaluru. REUTERS File PhotoFor long, the bellwether of Information Technology in India, Infosys, was percieved to have preferred organic growth, hence adopting a cautious approach to acquisitions. Indeed, its legendary co-founder NR Narayana Murthy, was mentioned as studying potential acquisitions until the time it was too late to decide whether the acquisition should go ahead.Given its avowed reluctance to inorganic growth, many investors and private equity firms held off in approaching Infosys with potential acquisitions since Infosys did not seem interested anyway, or at best, was expected to be tardy towards them.Things seemed to changed with the retirement of the founders and the consequent hiring of Vishal Sikka as the Chief Executive Officer. Sikka went all out to change the company’s perception with a series of high profile acquisitions that included the Israeli startup, Panaya, and Skava.The changes under Sikka buoyed the markets to such an extent that analysts were soon proclaiming a changed vision and a transformed approach to inorganic growth. Former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka speaks during the announcement at the company headquarters in Bengaluru. [File photo]Within Infosys, however, there were murmurs of dissent, though the majority were of the opinion that it represented a New Infosys, unencumbered with the baggage of the past.As the events transpired, Sikka left the company with a cloud hanging over the Panaya deal and for a while, uncertainty crept in with the return of Nandan Nilekani at the helm. However, the reconstituted Board of Directors was quick to divest the firm of its Panaya acquisition and adopt a more cautious stance as far as new acquisitions were concerned.Now, with global IT majors such as Capgemini and Accenture gaining market share in the IT space with their aggressive approach to acquisitions, there has been a debate surrounding Indian firms like Infosys, with many of the opinion that the company should decide soon if they want to remain without acquisitions and base their business models on good old organic growth.In other words, it is time for Infosys, under its new CEO, Salil Parikh, to make its stance known on the future growth strategies in a fast changing global landscape where the outsourcing deals are dwindling which calls for a new strategy to sustain its growth momentum.last_img read more

68 held in Satkhira

first_img-Police, in special drives from Sunday night to this morning, arrested 68 people including those accused in several cases filed on charges of subversive acts from eight upazilas of the district, reports BSS.Sources with the district police said they were picked up from different areas of the district.During the drives, Satkhira sadar police arrested 25 persons including one drug trader with four bottles of Phensidyl, Kalaroa police arrested 11 persons, Tala police Thana police arrested four persons, Kaliganj police arrested five persons, Shyamnagar police arrested 14 persons, Assasuni police arrested three persons, Patkelghata Thana police arrested three persons including one drug trader with 100-gram of hemp and Debhata police arrested three persons.The arrested people are accused in several cases, including charges of subversive activities, filed with different police stations in the district.The arrested were sent to jail.last_img read more