What is fog computing and what does it mean for IoT?

first_imgJoachim Brathen The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D… Tags:#driverless cars#edge computing#Fog computing#fog vs. edge#Internet of Things#IoT#self-driving cars How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruptioncenter_img Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… The Internet of Things is projected to grow to as much as 20-30 billion connected devices by 2020. The amount of data being created and subsequently sent to the cloud is therefore set to increase exponentially as a new set of devices achieves connectivity.Storage and computing power increases according to Moore’s law, that is they double about every 18 months, yet bandwidth is increasing at a far slower pace. Some estimates place bandwidth growth at less than 40% per year. The implication is of course that there will be more data wanting being sent to the cloud then there will be bandwidth. Enter the fog computing paradigm.See also: How does fog computing differ from edge computing?Fog computing refers to decentralized computation at the edges of the network, as opposed to being centralized in data centers. By distributing computing to the edges, the results will be sent to the cloud, not the raw data itself. This shift in paradigm will tremendously reduce the need for increased bandwidth and computational power in the cloud.Centralized computing in the cloud has provided several benefits for enterprises. Scalability, easy pricing schemes and minimal upfront cost are among the big ones. However cloud computing have certain disadvantages. Foremost latency and delay jitter, as well as there being a higher probability for security breaches when large amounts of data is moved through networks.Fog computing greatly reduces the amount of data being sent to and from the cloud, reducing latency as a result of local computation while minimizing security risks.Companies using cloud computing for analytics often need it fast. The most relevant data is often the most recent data, and most companies need to be able to act on that insight in real time. You will not need to wait for data to be sent around the globe, analyzed in the cloud then sent back. We should then ask what computations can be done closer to home, and what should be in the cloud.What data do we actually need?Airplanes are equipped with important sensors that are meant to prevent system failure. These sensors can produce up to 40TB of data per hour of flight. If we multiply that with the numbers of flight hours per day the data generated by the industry is staggering. These sensors serve important functions in flight, but the data not being used for analytics on fuel savings and other efficiencies would not benefit from being aggregated in the cloud. Not to mention the amount of data we can expect a fleet of self-driving cars to generate. See also: 4 common mistakes customers make in transitioning to cloud computingSo, in addition to making us think about what computations should be done by the device, it also forces us to think about what data is really useful, and what data is essentially useless after its shelf time has expired, which for many applications is short.As the fog computing paradigm continues to evolve and an exponentially increasing amount of devices achieve connectivity we will see more choices being made regarding what data should be used where and subsequently stored. The cloud has given us us several advantages in terms of scalability and cheapness, but we will now need to make more decisions on how we treat the exponentially growing amount of data we are generating for IoT infrastructure to perform optimally.last_img read more

Odisha announces drought relief package for 9 districts

first_imgThe Odisha government on Thursday announced a drought relief package for framers who suffered 33% and above crop loss in nine districts.“Agriculture input subsidy will be provided to small and marginal farmers who have sustained crop loss of 33% and above at the rate of ₹6,800 per hectare in rainfed areas, ₹13,500 per hactare in irrigated area and ₹18,000 per hactare for all types of perennial crop,” said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announcing the package here. There will be 100% remission in respect of cess on land revenue and compulsory basic water rate for the affected farmers. Short-term kharif loans in affected areas during kharif 2018 having crop loss of 33% and above would be converted into medium-term loan, Mr. Patnaik said.The government also said that the Centre would be requested to provide interest subsidy of 3% for medium-term loans at par with crop loans for prompt paying farmers.Moreover, tuition fees and examination fees in government and aided schools and colleges in drought-affected areas would be waived. About 2,33,173.8 hectares of cropland in 5,633 villages in Bargarh, Balangir, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts sustained crop loss of 33% and above. The State government declared drought in these villages. “The district administration will keep a close watch on money lenders and other unscrupulous elements causing financial hardship to the farmers. Police will initiate tough action against such elements under Odisha Money Lenders Act and various sections of the IPC,” the Chief Minister said.Moreover, tuition fees and examination fees in government and aided schools and colleges in drought-affected areas would be waived.One lakh input pulse mini-kits, 30,000 oilseed mini-kits and 20,000 vegetable mini-kits would be supplied to affected farmers during Rabi season 2018-19.last_img read more

Australian Envoy

first_imgAustralia, which has witnessed a spike in racial assaults on Indian students in recent years, has named an Indian Australian as its new High Commissioner to New Delhi.Peter Varghese, currently head of Office of National Assessments, Australia’s intelligence agency, assumes his new posting in August.   Related Itemslast_img

Jwala-Diju stun second seeds at China Masters

first_imgJwala Gutta and V Diju pulled off a big upset when they defeated second-seeded locals Tao Jiaming and Qing Tian 5-21, 21-14, 21-18 in the opening round of the China Masters badminton championships in Changzhou on Wednesday.The Indian duo came back brilliantly after losing the opener 5-21 in a mere nine minutes. It was the terrific smashing of Diju, coupled with the brilliant net play of Jwala, which saw the Indian pair turn the tables on their fancied opponents.In the second game, the Indians trailed 7-12, but it was at this juncture that Diju started the rescue act. The tall player scored repeatedly with his thundering smashes – something which the Chinese duo failed to contend with.The decider turned out to be a very close affair, with Diju and Jwala enjoying slender leads. With the match interestingly poised at 15- all, Diju again came up with a couple of breathtaking smashes to put the Indians ahead at 17- 15. Thereafter, it was Diju and Jwala who kept their nerves as they went on to pocket the decider 21-18.The Indian duo will play Korean pair Yong Dae Lee and Jung Eung Ha on Thursday.Saina Nehwal also moved into the second round with an easy 21-6, 21-18 win over compatriot Aditi Mutatkar. Aditi had reached the main draw through a tough qualifier.In both the games, Saina took huge leads and went on to record her first win over Aditi at an international tournament.The Hyderabadi next plays against Aiyna Kurnihara of Japan.advertisementKashyap moves upMeanwhile, P Kashyap, the country’s top men’s singles player, defeated England’s Rajiv Ouseph 19-21, 21-16, 21-11 in the opening round. Kashyap will now take on second seed Peter Gade of Denmark.last_img read more

Joel Embiid, 76ers spoil DeMarcus Cousins’ home Warriors debut

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Philadelphia 76ers’ Mike Muscala, right, celebrates with Joel Embiid (21) after the 76ers defeated the Golden State Warriors 113-104 in an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, California— Warriors coach Steve Kerr figured it would be a tough challenge for DeMarcus Cousins to keep up with Joel Embiid at this stage, given Cousins has just returned from almost a yearlong absence recovering from a serious Achilles tendon injury.Embiid had 26 points and 20 rebounds to spoil Cousins’ home debut with the Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped Golden State’s NBA-best 11-game winning streak with a 113-104 victory Thursday night.ADVERTISEMENT Stephen Curry scored 41 points with 10 3-pointers to go with six assists, and Cousins contributed seven points, six rebounds and six assists.Kevin Durant hit a 3-pointer with 4:52 remaining to trim the deficit to 102-96, but Draymond Green fouled moments later and received a technical for arguing.Durant finished with 25 points on 11-for-24 shooting but missed seven of his eight 3-point tries.Curry’s baseline 3 with 2:46 remaining cut Philadelphia’s lead to 106-101, and he hit another with just more than a minute left to make it a six-point game.Curry shot 14 for 27, 10 of 18 on 3s, and knocked down a long 3 midway through the first while doing a scissor-kick in the air before throwing his arm up to celebrate moments later.ADVERTISEMENT “For those of us in the sports world Jackie Robinson probably represents Black History Month as well as any person that possibly could, the impact he made and the adversity he faced and the success he had and the roads he paved for so many people in this country was very inspiring,” Kerr said.TIP-INS76ers: F Wilson Chandler injured his right quadriceps in the third and didn’t return. … The Sixers are 14-5 against Western Conference opponents, the top mark for any East team facing the other conference. … Redick has scored in double figures in 59 straight games dating to March 26, 2018, vs. Denver. … The 76ers’ previous victory in the series was a 104-97 win on March 2, 2013, at Philly. … Philadelphia made 19 free throws to have its streak of games with 20 or more snapped at 34.Warriors: Thompson was named an All-Star reserve, his fifth straight selection. The Warriors have at least three All-Stars in four straight seasons for the first time since 1960-63. … Durant has 20 or more points in 37 of the last 39 games. … Green had 10 more assists to give him 92 assists to 16 turnovers in his last 10 games, including 68 assists and 12 turnovers in the past seven. … F Jonas Jerebko shared a photo of new daughter, Celine, born at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday to join big sister, Izabel. He planned to head back to the hospital after the game to see the baby and wife, Johanna.UP NEXT76ers: At Sacramento on Saturday night.Warriors: Host the Lakers on Saturday night, when former Golden State center JaVale McGee will receive his championship ring.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia hadn’t won a game in the series in nearly six years. Ben Simmons also scored 26 points and JJ Redick added 15 points for the Sixers, who grabbed 16 offensive rebounds to give them 10 or more in five straight games and 11 of 15.“It’s a fantastic win. This group — myself included — we have not beaten Golden State,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “To do it on the road, to do it in front of their fans against a team that is this good and had won that many in a row, it is a good night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesEmbiid missed all five of his 3s and committed eight turnovers but also had five assists and two steals.“I wanted that matchup,” Cousins said. Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals? PLAY LIST 01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Derrick White’s career night leads Spurs past Nets Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES MOST READ PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war “Shots didn’t fall in the second half,” Curry said. “They didn’t get frazzled by any of our runs.”Golden State’s Alfonzo McKinnie hit all five of his shots for 11 points making his first career start in his 56th game after Klay Thompson was a late scratch because of an illness.The Warriors will try to get back on track at home Saturday against the Lakers, who left Oracle Arena on Christmas night with a 127-101 win despite losing LeBron James in the third quarter to a left groin strain. James returned from a 17-game absence Thursday night against the Clippers for his first game since the injury.Cousins went 3 for 10 and played 25 minutes in his sixth game overall since coming back from surgery to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon he hurt last January with New Orleans.“Obviously I’m still not where I want to be,” Cousins said. “… I’m working my tail off. Just be patient.”The Sixers went ahead 95-84 late in the third on Embiid’s basket, outscoring Golden State 42-26 in the quarter.Golden State, which has a double-digit winning streak for the sixth consecutive season and is coming off a 5-0 road trip, shot 46.6 percent and was 11 of 38 from deep.The Warriors had their 10-game winning streak against the Sixers snapped, along with a six-game unbeaten run in the series at Oracle.HONORING JACKIEKerr wore a Jackie Robinson T-shirt before the game on what would have been the Hall of Famer’s 100th birthday and ahead of Black History Month.last_img read more

Djokovic reaches Paris Masters final after beating Dimitrov

first_imgSerbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts as hje making a point against Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov during their semifinal match of the Paris Masters tennis tournament in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS — Novak Djokovic reached his sixth Paris Masters final with a 7-6 (5), 6-4 win Saturday against Grigor Dimitrov, beating him for the ninth time in their 10 career matches.The top-ranked Serb remains on course for a fifth title at Bercy Arena and a 55th career showdown against old rival Rafael Nadal. The second-ranked Spaniard was playing his semifinal later Saturday against hard-hitting Canadian Denis Shapovalov.ADVERTISEMENT Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Djokovic and Dimitrov won more than 80% of first serve points in a tight opening set where neither faced a break point.But when it mattered, Dimitrov cracked in the tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceWith Dimitrov 5-4 up and controlling the exchanges, a 32-stroke rally ended when he advanced to the net and tried an extravagant forehand volley to the left. He could have played an easier shot with a controlled backhand to the vacant right side of the court.The ball landed out and Djokovic punched the air, roaring in relief. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics MOST READ Rice industry paralysis LATEST STORIES Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay?center_img Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ Then, on set point, a 35-stroke rally ended when Dimitrov chopped a backhand long.Djokovic broke him in the fifth game of the second set, the unseeded Bulgarian mis-hitting a forehand and sending it long.Serving for the match, Djokovic held to love and clinched victory when Dimitrov sent a return wide at full stretch.Djokovic won his first title here 10 years ago and then three straight from 2013-15. He lost his only final, last year, to Karen Khachanov.Djokovic is bidding to finish the year as No. 1 for the sixth time.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:44Djokovic wins Laureus Sportsman of Year Award00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Mayweather responds to Pacquiao, mocks Jack Ma View commentslast_img read more

Hurting no more

first_imgKings nip KaTropa “It was a painful exit for us last season. Coming into this game, I vowed not to experience that again,” said Yu, who managed an all-around performance of 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, highlighted by a pair of threes.The 5-foot-8 Yu drove, hit jumpers, found the open man and was just a nightmare for the Pirates, particularly during a decisive fourth-quarter stretch that helped the Knights clear the second hurdle in their stepladder semifinal campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceCoupled with another tight win over San Sebastian at the start of the semifinals, the Knights will now turn their attention to the title series where the defending champion—and super formidable—San Beda Red Lions are eagerly waiting to retain their crown.The Knights had to push the Stags out of the way before eliminating the No. 2 Pirates to arrange the best-of-three title showdown with the Lions starting Tuesday, their fifth championship matchup since 2007. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rice industry paralysis MOST READ Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Priority legislation in the 18th Congress What’s behind the display of Chinese flag in Boracay? Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuecenter_img Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Fran Yu certainly didn’t like the way the Letran Knights ended last season when the Lyceum Pirates showed them the door in the semifinals.Facing the same team in a similar setting, Yu made sure the frustration of the past wouldn’t transpire again after the sharp-witted guard powered the Knights over the highly favored Pirates, 92-88, to progress to the finals of Season 95 of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte officials’ paranoia is ‘singularly myopic’ View comments LATEST STORIES Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics “I have to give it to my veterans. We’re now looking forward to the next level,” said Letran coach Bonnie Tan, who also coached the Pirates before Topex Robinson took over.Larry Muyang found his way inside the paint in the closing minutes and won his matchup with Lyceum’s brawny center Mike Nzeusseu, while graduating guard Edson Batiller and team captain Jerrick Balanza likewise proved to be the thorn on the Pirates’ side.“We don’t want to end our season yet. The past two games saw us play with great effort and determination,” said Balanza, a member of the 2015 Letran champion squad that defeated the Lions.Jaycee Marcelino took over in the final two minutes when the Pirates, who swept the Knights in their two-game face-off during the eliminations, tried to erase an 11-point advantage.In juniors action, John Barba scattered 36 points to carry the Lyceum Junior Pirates past the San Sebastian Staglets, 78-76, and arrange a best-of-three title showdown with the San Beda Red Cubs on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014?last_img read more

Retired SC Justice DK Jain appointed BCCI Ombudsman, to decide Hardik-Rahul future

first_imgThe Supreme Court on Thursday appointed former justice DK Jain as the ombudsman who will look into disputes between state cricket associations in the Board of Control for Cricket in India and will also look into the controversy surrounding Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul.DK Jain, who was the former chairman of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, will also look into allegations of misconduct against BCCI officials. Justice Jain will resume charge as soon as possible.A bench comprising Justices S A Bobde and A M Sapre said: “We are happy that by consent of the parties and the suggestions, the name of retired Justice D K Jain has been agreed to be appointed as the ombudsman in the BCCI.”We accordingly appoint Justice (retired) D K Jain as the first ombudsman in the BCCI.”The Supreme Court is also likely to appoint the third member of the Committee of Administrators headed by former CAG Vinod Rai after consulting Narasimha. The third name would also be finalised on Thursday.The top court has also asked Committee of Administrators (COA) chief Vinod Rai and member Diana Edulji to not go public over their differences. Earlier, Diana Edulji has squashed rumours of a rift between her and chairman Vinod Rai on the issue of Pakistan’s participation in the ICC World Cup.”We have heard in newspaper reports that some sparring is going on between CoA members…tell them not to go public with their differences,” the bench said.There were reports claiming that Edulji was not in favour of Rai’s decision to ask the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) CEO Rahul Johri to write a letter to the International Cricket Council urging them to ban Pakistan from the World Cup in May-June.advertisementBut Edulji cleared the air on this issue stating that, “There are no differences between the COA members on the issue. We will be meeting on Friday after which a collective decision will be taken taking into account all factors.”In the last hearing on January 17, the apex court had appointed PS Narasimha as the new Amicus curiae before adjourning it for February 21.There were differences of opinions in the last hearing over the appointment of the ombudsman. Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the BCCI, said that an ombudsman cannot be foisted on. He said the BCCI is a private and elected body.The CoA lawyer had pointed out that an ombudsman is necessary and cited the delay in the handling of the Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul case. CoA lawyer also insisted that the two players can’t return to playing cricket until the ombudsman decides their plea.Notably, both the cricketers were suspended pending an inquiry following their controversial comments on Koffee with Karan.COA also submitted its status report before the Supreme Court. They also pointed out that once the draft constitution had been approved by the court, no amendments could be made by state associations.Not a single state association has yet fully complied with the RM Lodha recommendations which were approved by the Supreme Court in 2016.(With inputs from Aneesha Mathur)last_img read more

NTL ‘Going For Gold’ Finals Function

first_imgThe theme for the night is ‘going for gold’ with the event being a fundraising opportunity for the Australian teams that will travel to the 2011 World Cup in Scotland in June. Dress to impress and a good night should be had by all.Tickets will be approximately $15 and will be available at Port Macquarie Panthers – 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie or by phoning 02 6580 2300.last_img

World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson admits New Zealand outplayed by a ‘great Pakistan side’

first_img Indo-Asian News Service BirminghamJune 27, 2019UPDATED: June 27, 2019 09:38 IST HIGHLIGHTSBabar Azam’s 10th ODI hundred helped Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wicketsThe loss was New Zealand’s first in World Cup 2019 out of 7 matchesNZ need to win one out of their remaining two fixtures to reach the semi-finalsNew Zealand captain Kane Williamson admitted that they were completely outplayed by a “great” Pakistan side during their first defeat in the ongoing World Cup.On Wednesday, Pakistan came out with a brilliant bowling performance as they first restricted the Black Caps to 237/6 and then rode on Babar Azam’s unbeaten century to chase down the target with six wickets in hand on a tricky Edgbaston wicket.”We have seen in the last three games that the surfaces have been assistive to bowling and they have been mighty close games,” said Williamson after the match.”We were outplayed on a tough surface by a great Pakistan side today,” he added.The New Zealand captain credited the Pakistani bowlers for bowling on right line and lengths which made it difficult for the Kiwi batsmen to score runs. “I think there was a little more bounce than we experienced on the same surface the other day. Pakistan put the ball in the right areas, and made life difficult for us.”However, he was full of praise for James Nisham (97) and Colin de Grandhomme (64) who shared a 132-run stand and took New Zealand to a decent score.”The fight that we gave in the middle was excellent, thanks to Neesham and de Grandhomme, to post a competitive total,” said Williamson.He further called on his side to adapt quickly to different conditions and look to play positive brand of cricket in their remaining group stage matches.New Zealand, with 11 points from seven games, are currently placed at the second spot in the points table. They need to win one out of their remaining two fixtures to confirm their berth in the semi-finals.advertisementAlso Read | Pakistan keep semi-final hopes alive after handing New Zealand 1st defeatAlso Read | Babar Azam surpasses idol Virat Kohli to become second fastest to 3,000Also Read | Not thinking about similarities to 1992, says Sarfaraz Ahmed after New Zealand winFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byrohan sen Tags :Follow New Zealand vs PakistanFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow World Cup 2019 Next World Cup 2019: Kane Williamson admits New Zealand outplayed by a ‘great Pakistan side’World Cup 2019: The New Zealand captain credited the Pakistani bowlers for bowling on right line and lengths which made it difficult for the Kiwi batsmen to score runs.advertisementlast_img read more

Bajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other details

first_imgBajaj Chetak electric scooter: Expected price, features, specifications, range, other detailsNew Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020. Initially, the sales will start in Pune and Bengaluru. It will be sold from the existing Probiking network with KTM and Husqvarna. Varun Singh New DelhiOctober 17, 2019UPDATED: October 17, 2019 12:02 IST The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have an all-metal body.HIGHLIGHTSExpectations are that the Chetak electric scooter will be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.The range of the Chetak electric scooter will be 95 km in the Eco mode and 85 km in Sport mode.A total of six colour options will be available with the new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.Bajaj Chetak is back. Yes, the legendary scooter has been unveiled in India. But this time around it has donned an electric attire. The new Chetak electric marks the re-entry of Bajaj Auto in the country’s scooter segment, where the two-wheeler maker was one of the most dominant players till some 15 years back.If you are already nostalgic and thinking about those good old days when Bajaj Chetak was your preferred mode of transportation, I would request you to hold on. The Chetak electric scooter is completely different from its ICE (internal combustion engine) predecessor. Below are all the important details you need to know about it. The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launchThe new Chetak electric scooter will be launched in India in January 2020. Initially, the sales will start in Pune and Bengaluru. It will be sold from the existing Probiking network with KTM and Husqvarna. We are expecting Bajaj Chetak electric scooter to be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter priceExpectations are that the Chetak electric scooter will be priced in the range of Rs 90,000 and Rs 1.5 lakh. The new Bajaj Chetak might get a 4kW electric motor.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter motor and batteryThe new Chetak will reportedly be powered by a 4kW electric motor. It will have an IP67-rated lithium-ion battery, which can be charged through a standard 5-15 amp electrical outlet. Bajaj Auto has also said that it will provide a home-charging station at a nominal cost.advertisement Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have Eco and Sport driving modes.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter rangeThe Chetak electric scooter will have Eco and Sport driving modes. Its range will be 95 km in the Eco mode, while the Sport mode will have a range of 85 km. The new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter will have a tubular single-sided suspension at the front.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter specificationsThe new Chetak will have a tubular single-sided suspension at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Also present will be a single-sided cast aluminium swingarm. There will be a disc up front, while the rear will have a drum brake. The electric scooter will make use of 12-inch wheels. It will come with a regenerative braking system. The digital console in Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter featuresThe new Chetak electric scooter will have an all-metal body. Interestingly, there will no Bajaj branding on Chetak. Other features include digital console, horseshoe-shaped LED headlight with DRLs and sequential scrolling LED blinkers. There will be a mobile app to assist the rider.Bajaj Chetak electric scooter coloursA total of six colour options will be available with the new Bajaj Chetak electric scooter.ALSO READ | 2019 Hyundai Great India Drive kicks off with Venue compact SUVALSO READ | Mercedes-Benz G 350 d launched in India, priced at Rs 1.50 croreALSO READ | Kia Seltos: 13,990 units sold in less than two monthsGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Bajaj ChetakFollow Electric scooterFollow New Chetak Nextlast_img read more

Fortescues First VLOC Completes Maiden Voyage

first_imgImage Courtesy: FortescueFMG Nicola, the first of eight very large ore carriers (VLOCs) ordered in 2014 by Australian iron ore company Fortescue Metal Group (Fortescue), has arrived in the country’s Port Hedland completing its maiden voyage from China.The 260,000 dwt FMG Nicola is the first of four VLOCs currently under construction at Chinese Yangzijiang Xinfu Shipyard, while the remaining four ships are being built by Guangzhou Shipyard International.With a gross tonnage of 140,000 tons, FMG Nicola features a length of 327 meters and a width of 57 meters.The delivery of the final vessel is expected in mid-2018.When fully operational, the VLOC fleet is expected to provide approximately 12 percent of Fortescue’s total shipping requirements, the company said.In November, Fortescue finalized an agreement with the China Development Bank Financial Leasing (CDB Leasing) to finance the VLOC fleet. The agreement is said to be the largest direct funding arrangement provided by a major Chinese financier for a non-Chinese company in Australia.The finance lease facility funds 85 percent of the VLOC cost for a minimum of 12 years on highly flexible terms, including early repayment and extension options for a further 3 years. Out of the total construction cost of USD 556 million, the facility would cover USD 473 million of the expenses.last_img read more

Project Helps Farmers Use Water Efficiently

first_imgA surface-water monitoring project in the Annapolis Valley is allowing farmers to better manage water use and protect the resource. The Pereau River Project will use in-stream gauges to continuously measure water volume and collect data. Farmers will use up-to-the-minute data to make decisions about how much water to withdraw for irrigation, and how often, without threatening the sustainability of the watershed. “Projects that enhance our ability to manage water as an important provincial resource will supplement the development of the provincial water strategy,” said Brooke Taylor, acting Minister of Environment and Labour. “Environment Week, and Canada Rivers Day in particular, is an excellent time to showcase technology and co-operation between resource-users and government that protect the environment the way this project does.” Preliminary work began in the Pereau River watershed in 2006. With more than $34,000 in funding from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the 2007 growing season will find the project in full force, and expanded to include the North Brook watershed. Farmers who will use the water gauges are looking forward to ensuring water is managed and used efficiently. “Until now, not knowing how much water was available affected our ability to use the water sustainably,” said Richard Melvin, Valley farmer and member of the Pereau Water Club. “The Pereau Project bridges this gap and will allow us to effectively manage the resource.” The project is expected to demonstrate how surface water can be better managed using good data, and the technique can be transferred to other watersheds and streams. Proving the benefits will encourage farmers to access available funding and buy water metres. The Pereau River project is a partnership between Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture, Nova Scotia departments of Environment and Labour, and Agriculture, and the Pereau Water Club.last_img read more

CRPF unveils countrys 1st body protector for women personnel in combat

first_imgNew Delhi: The CRPF Friday unveiled the country’s first prototype of a body protector for women personnel which it has jointly developed with the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The “gender-specific protective gear” weighs 6 kg and has a different design and layout from the regular fibre-made black coloured body protector which is worn by both men and women police and paramilitary personnel during riot-control duties and regulation of public protests. Also Read – Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killedOne such female body protector, that would protect an individual from the neck to the toe with chest, hand, legs, shin and thigh guards, is estimated to cost Rs 9,000, a senior official involved in the project said. CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar unveiled the new design at the forces’ headquarters here. The need to have women-specific body protector for police and Central Armed Police Forces personnel was first mooted during the national conference for women in police in 2016 that was organised by the Union Home Ministry here. Also Read – 14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP’s ShamliThe prototype has been developed after over two years of research by the Central Reserve Police Force in collaboration with the Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences (DIPAS), that functions under the DRDO. “While the weight and components of the new body gear are similar to the old one, it has a better ergonomical design that would help women personnel better manouvere and be comfortable while on duty,” CRPF Deputy Inspector General (Intelligence) Moses Dhinakaran told PTI. The officer said the CRPF, which has about 8,000 women personnel in its combat ranks, will soon issue technical specifications so that police gear manufacturing firms could provide them the new protectors in commercial quantity.last_img read more

IOC visits Calgary to discuss potential of hosting 2026 Winter Games

first_imgCALGARY – Members of the International Olympic Committee are in Calgary this week to meet with the city’s Olympic project team.Calgary city council is deciding whether to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. Council is expected to address the question again at its next meeting Jan. 29.The IOC is in Calgary at its own cost, according to a statement Tuesday from the city, to provide feedback and resources on a potential bid.IOC members will tour the winter sport facilities still in use from the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, the statement said.With few cities interested in holding the Olympic Games, the IOC has revamped processes to make both bidding and hosting Olympic Games cheaper and more sustainable.Calgary is currently in the “dialogue” phase. The IOC will invite cities to bid for 2026 in October, 2018 and the deadline is January, 2019.Council voted Nov. 20 to spend up to $2 million more exploring a bid but said only $1 million would be released until it’s known what the federal and provincial governments are willing to contribute to a bid.City staff estimated a bid price tag would be between $25-million and $30 million.A project team of city staff and consultants took over the work of the Calgary Bid Exploration Committee, which estimated the cost of hosting the Winter Games at $4.6 billion.Calgary wants a deeper dive into five areas before it approves a bid: capital costs; security; operating costs; finances; and financial guarantees.Council gave $5 million for CBEC to conduct its research. CBEC’s work came in $1.5 million under budget and that money was passed on to the project team.last_img read more

Late Chicago photographers acclaimed photos at centre of Canadian court battle

first_imgIn a statement of claim filed with the court, Maier’s estate says Goldstein started producing unauthorized prints from the Maier negatives in 2010 and sold them for well over $1,000 each, and often much higher. The claim also says Goldstein improperly used Maier images in books and public exhibitions. Advertisement Maier did not leave a will and no legal heirs have been identified, meaning the public administrator for Cook County, Ill., has power to protect her estate’s assets and enforce copyright interests. Advertisement She has since won wide admiration for her deftly composed vignettes of life in New York and Chicago, which capture strolling women in furs, carefree children and white-hatted sailors. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment The statement says Bulger, who has mounted Maier exhibitions at his gallery, has profited from the negatives without the estate’s consent. The bulk of Maier’s work is now controlled by John Maloof, who bought a box of her negatives in the hope of finding some useful images for a book project on a Chicago neighbourhood. He eventually posted some of the pictures online, generating intense interest and sparking a career archiving and promoting Maier’s work. Another collector, Jeffrey Goldstein, acquired much of Maier’s remaining archive. Three years ago he sold some 17,000 black-and-white negatives and slides to Stephen Bulger, who runs a gallery on Toronto’s Queen Street West. Twitter OTTAWA — The estate of a Chicago photographer whose vivid street scenes have won her posthumous plaudits is asking a Canadian court to prohibit a Toronto gallery from showing or selling her work. The administrator is asking the Federal Court of Canada to prevent Bulger from reproducing, selling or showing the photographer’s work. Login/Register With: The statement alleges Goldstein sold the negatives to Bulger because the buyer was located “outside the United States,” and that the parties in the transaction believed the move would make it more difficult for the estate to enforce copyright beyond “the reach of U.S. courts.” Maloof reached a confidential agreement last year with the public administrator concerning his trove of Maier images.By: Jim Bronskill The estate wants the court to issue temporary and permanent injunctions prohibiting the gallery from displaying or selling the images. It is also seeking an award of damages. This undated photograph provided on Jan. 6, 2011 by Maloof Colection Ltd. shows an undated and untitled self portrait of Vivian Maier. The estate of Vivian Maier, a Chicago photographer whose vivid street portraits have won her posthumous plaudits, is asking a Canadian court to prohibit a Toronto gallery from exhibiting her work. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Maloof Collection Ltd., Vivian Maier The tens of thousands of photos she took came to public attention after being discovered in storage and auctioned off in lots to several different buyers. Many of her images remained undeveloped in film canisters. Facebook Advertisement Sana Halwani, a lawyer for the Bulger Gallery, said her client intends to file a defence with the court. Vivian Maier, a long-time nanny who quietly pursued her passion for photography, died in obscurity eight years ago at age 83. Maloof teamed up with producer Charlie Siskel on the 2013 documentary film “Finding Vivian Maier,” a chronicle of her life — and the stunning discovery of her talent — that was nominated for an Academy Award.last_img read more

The Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2017 Longlist

first_imgAdvertisement Of the longlist, the jury wrote:“Twenty seventeen was an intriguing year for Canadian fiction. As with any year, there were trends, themes that ran through any number of books: the plight of the marginalized, the ongoing influence of history on the present, the way it feels to grow up in our country, the way the world looks to the psychologically damaged. But 2017 was also a year of outliers, of books that were eccentric, challenging or thrillingly strange, books that took us to amusing or disturbing places. In fact, you could say that the exceptional was one of 2017’s trends. It gave the impression of a world in transition: searching inward as much as outward, wary but engaged.”This year’s shortlist will be announced at a press event to be held at the Scotiabank Centre in Toronto on Monday, October 2.The Scotiabank Giller Prize is delighted to present a series of special readings featuring this year’s shortlisted authors, taking place in Calgary on October 12, Vancouver on October 16, Halifax on October 26, Ottawa on November 1, Torontoon November 6 and London, U.K. on November 9.  Between the Pages: An Evening with the Scotiabank Giller Prize Finalists will take you inside the minds and creative lives of the writers on the 2017 shortlist. For venue and ticket information, please visit:www.scotiabankgillerprize.ca/news-events/events-and-important-dates/The 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize will air on Mon. Nov. 20, on CBC at 8 p.m. (12 AT/12:30 NT), CBC Radio One at 8 p.m. (9 AT/9:30 NT) and will be livestreamed at CBCBooks.ca.Beginning in 2017, Audible.ca will be the exclusive audiobook sponsor of the Scotiabank Giller Prize.About the PrizeThe Scotiabank Giller Prize, founded in 1994, highlights the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English, and $10,000to each of the finalists. The award is named in honour of the late literary journalist Doris Giller by her husband, the late Toronto businessman Jack Rabinovitch, who passed away in August 2017.About ScotiabankScotiabank is Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. We are dedicated to helping our 24 million customers become better off through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of more than 88,000 employees and assets of over $906 billion (as at July 31, 2017), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto (TSX: BNS) and New York Exchanges (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.About CBC/Radio-CanadaCBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada. Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter ST. JOHN’S, Sept. 18, 2017 – The Scotiabank Giller Prize is pleased to announce its longlist for this year’s award. The 2016 prize winner, Madeleine Thien, announced the longlist titles during a ceremony at The Rooms in St. John’s, NL. The twelve titles were chosen from a field of 112 books submitted by 73 publisher imprints from across Canada.The longlist for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize is:David Chariandy for his novel Brother, published by McClelland & StewartRachel Cusk for her novel Transit, published by HarperCollins Publishers LtdDavid Demchuk for his novel The Bone Mother, published by ChiZine PublicationsJoel Thomas Hynes for his novel We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night, published by HarperPerennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers LtdAndrée A. Michaud for her novel Boundary, published by Biblioasis International Translation Series, translated by Donald WinklerJosip Novakovich for his story collection Tumbleweed, published by Esplanade Books/Véhicule PressEd O’Loughlin for his novel Minds of Winter, published by House of Anansi PressZoey Leigh Peterson for her novel Next Year, For Sure, published by Doubleday CanadaMichael Redhill for his novel Bellevue Square, published by Doubleday CanadaEden Robinson for her novel Son of a Trickster, published by Alfred A. Knopf CanadaDeborah Willis for her story collection The Dark and other Love Stories, published by Hamish Hamilton CanadaMichelle Winters for her novel I am a Truck, published by Invisible PublishingThe longlist was selected by an esteemed five-member jury panel: Canadian writers Anita Rau Badami (Jury Chair), André Alexis, Lynn Coady, along with British writer Richard Beard and American writer Nathan Englander. 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Day school survivors deserve more than 10000 judge hears

first_imgFormer day school students Ray Mason (left) and Chris Stranger outside federal court in Winnipeg. (APTN)Kathleen MartensAPTN NewsNearly 30 people said the Indian day school settlement agreement needs changing Tuesday, starting with paying former students more money.“I object to $10,000,” said former student Clarence Sumner of Pinaymootang First Nation in Manitoba.“That’s a slap in the face.”Sumner was one of 28 objectors – mostly former students of the federally run institutions – to address federal court Judge Michael Phelan in Winnipeg.The judge is hearing three days of arguments on a multi-million-dollar offer from Ottawa to settle a $15-billion class-action lawsuit filed by former students for neglect and abuse.The compensation package proposed by Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett offers former students a one-time payment of $10,000.Then it makes additional compensation available in amounts from $50,000 to $200,000 depending on the severity of physical and sexual abuse.Josephine Anderson, another former student, agreed with Sumner that $10,000 was too low.She said most of the estimated 120,000 to 140,000 living day school students in Canada were harmed at the schools run by churches.“A higher amount for everyone is more fair,” she told the court before a packed gallery.Day school students were forced to attend the same schools as residential school students but didn’t board at the buildings.Several day schoolsGlenda Chief, who said she attended several day schools in northern Manitoba, pleaded for the court to extend the time period for survivors to learn about and respond to the settlement.A sentiment echoed by Harold Linklater of Pelican Narrows in Saskatchewan.“There is a lack of information,” he said. “We need more time to understand the agreement.”Beatrice McDonald of Onion Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan agreed there were too many people without access to computers and the internet in her community to get a handle on the offer.She also questioned how one firm – Gowling WLG of Ottawa – would process all the applications for compensation.“They are in Ottawa, far from Onion Lake,” she said. “I don’t trust them. I don’t know them.”Gowling said it would contract a claims administrator to process the applications at no charge to claimants.Ottawa would pay the firm more than $50 million to fulfill and settle the suit.Audrey Horn questioned why there needed to be a grid that paid different amounts depending on the kinds and severity of abuse.“Abuse is abuse,” she said. “Everybody should get the same.”Most of the objectors liked something about the agreement, giving Ray Mason hope the judge would approve the deal.“I hope they don’t scrap it,” he said during the afternoon break. “It would take years to re-do.”Mason is one of the original plaintiffs who filed suit against Canada for omitting day schoolers from the package that compensated students taken from their families and forced to live at residential schools.The schools operated between 1920 and the 1980s.The hearing is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday.kmartens@aptn.ca@katmartelast_img read more

Colombias indigenous must be protected UN says amid ongoing displacement

In the latest incident, some 2,000 indigenous Embera people have been displaced this month from their collective territories in different areas along the Baudó River in the Colombian department of Chocó as a result of threats and conflict between two illegal armed groups, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).In addition, more than 1,000 Embera have been displaced this month in the Upper Baudó region in southern Choco, along Colombia’s Pacific coast. “They fled from 15 communities after some 200 members of an illegal armed group entered their territory in the first week of March, threatened the Embera and tried to force them to collaborate in attacks against a rival illegal force,” UNHCR spokesperson Ron Redmond told reporters in Geneva.In the Lower Baudó, nine communities of some 1,000 Embera are now empty due to fighting between the same two illegal armed groups. A total of 86 people arrived in the town of Pizarro, and the situation of the rest of them remains unknown, says UNHCR.In the Middle Baudó, 35 Embera from the community of Indicina on the Ancozó River are now displaced in the town of Puerto Meluk, fleeing from what they say are various illegal armed groups operating in their territory.While local and national authorities, as well as international organizations, have responded by providing assistance to these communities, UNHCR remains concerned about their protection.“There were three mass displacements in the Upper Baudó, two in the Middle Baudó and five in the Lower Baudó in 2008 alone,” said Mr. Redmond. “There are credible reports of abuses that must be investigated, including the reported murder of an indigenous woman and the rape of another two in the community of La Vaca in the Lower Baudó.” He added that indigenous people throughout the region are under constant pressure from illegal armed groups and are facing increasing restrictions on their ability to hunt or fish in their traditional homelands. According to UNHCR, at least 27 different indigenous groups are considered to be at risk of extinction in Colombia, largely as a result of armed conflict and forced displacement. Their survival depends greatly on being able to remain on their traditional lands. The UN agency is involved in protection efforts in Colombia, including through regular monitoring and advocacy on behalf of those facing threats and mass displacement, and support to national and local authorities responsible for protecting and assisting indigenous people, among others. 17 March 2009The United Nations refugee agency today voiced concern over the ongoing displacement of indigenous communities in Colombia and called for investigations into credible reports of abuses. read more