San Francisco: After a month of disappearing from the Microsoft Store, laptops from Chinese technology player Huawei have made a comeback on the software giant’s online store. Huawei laptops including the MateBook 13, MateBook and MateBook X Pro are made available again. However, MateBook X Pro is currently “out of stock”. “We have been evaluating, and will continue to respond to, the many business, technical and regulatory complexities stemming from the recent addition of Huawei to the US Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations Entity List. As a result, we are resuming the sale of existing inventory of Huawei devices at Microsoft Store,” The Verge quoted a Microsoft spokesperson as saying on Monday. Also Read – Spotify rolls out Siri support, new Apple TV app For now, the company says it’s selling the “existing inventory” which is “compliant with current US regulations”. In May, Microsoft removed Huawei’s laptop lineup from its online store, following US President Donald Trump’s order to crack down on the Chinese tech company. Huawei has since postponed the launch of its new Windows-powered laptop that was due to be unveiled at the CES Asia show last week, the report said. Following Trump’s order when Google cut off Huawei’s Android licence, Microsoft stayed silent on whether it will prevent the Chinese company from obtaining Windows licences. Other tech majors like Intel and Qualcomm also put restrictions on businesses with Huawei.
(L-R) Drake and Shawn Mendes, 2018. – Getty Images Archive Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook The 2019 Grammy nominations were revealed on Friday morning, and a couple of Canada’s biggest names were given multiple nods. Between the two, singer Shawn Mendes and rapper Aubrey Graham (best known as Drake) accumulated nine nominations.This marks Mendes’ first-ever Grammy nomination (he’s only 20 years old). He is also up for the Best Pop Vocal Album award with his self-titled 2018 release.The 61st Annual Grammy Award Ceremony will be Drake’s ninth year as a nominee — this time around, the 32-year-old has seven opportunities to bring one home. Of his 35 total nominations in previous years, he has won three. Advertisement Mendes made an appearance on CBS’ This Morning early Friday to reveal the 2019 lineup of nominees.He was joined by 2018 Grammy winner and fellow Canadian pop star, Alessia Cara.Ironically, Drake and Mendes are up against each other for Song of the Year — Mendes with In My Blood and Drake’s God’s Plan. They’re competing with the likes of rapper Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga and Childish Gambino, among others. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter
The wife of the Provincial Councillor had assaulted the bus driver for not giving way for the SUV she and her husband were travelling in.A gun was seen in the hand of the Provincial Councillors wife. (Colombo Gazette) Southern Provincial Council member M K Kasun and his wife, who were arrested and remanded for assaulting a private bus driver, were today ordered to be further remanded until March 27.Kasun and his wife were captured on camera assaulting a private bus driver at the Koswatte Junction in Battaramulla recently.
No Jitter Roll: Five for Friday Ryan Daily August 30, 2019 A look at the latest news coming from Google, Oblong, Expereo, Nureva, and Verint. The cloud, NLP, speech recognition, and ML are the key technologies behind Gartner’s prediction that by 2020 AI will change the game for customer engagement. Findings from Gartner surveys indicate that enterprises are leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to greatly improve customer engagement. Eighty-four percent of respondent companies indicated they were investing in customer experience technologies in 2018 and a quarter plan to have virtual chatbot technologies deployed by 2020. Thirty percent expect to be using AI technologies to augment at least one of their primary sales processes within the next two years. The benefits of using AI in sales and customer success programs are well supported by data and include better customer outcomes and improved customer satisfaction, as well as significant cost-savings. Providing highly effective and customized customer experiences provides an important competitive advantage, particularly as younger generations move more and more of their commercial activities online and through social media. AI provides foundational capabilities to make this a reality. Let Your Bots Do the Talking Andrew Prokop August 22, 2019 AudioCode’s Voice.AI Gateway lets enterprises voice-enable bots and call them from any telephone, UC system, or WebRTC endpoint. Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to redefine how customers can achieve success, and your CMO or CRO is likely focused, or should be focused, on customer success as a key to thriving in this digital era. Click below to continue to Page 2: Quantifiable Success Is Driving Adoption, and moreTags:News & Viewsconversational AImachine learningNLPAI & Speech TechnologiesContact Center & Customer ExperienceDigital TransformationDigital WorkplaceNews & ViewsTechnology Trends12nextlast Articles You Might Like Cloud computing and the availability of API libraries have provided enterprises an efficient way to build or integrate AI into their sales processes. In addition, the cloud enables multiple technology platforms and service providers to support a variety of economic models (build, buy, subscribe). What Is Conversational AI?AI as a field has been around for many decades. Machine learning (ML) is the subset of AI that has woken up in this decade to enable data-rich customer experiences. ML scientists build a mathematical model for predicting outcomes, then feed data to that model so that it improves overall predictive accuracy. This activity is known informally as “training the model.” ML has gotten very good in the last few years as the supporting science and computing power has increased. chatbot-3589528__340.jpg Vonage to ‘Turbocharge’ AI Efforts Beth Schultz August 13, 2019 Acquisition of conversational AI platform Over.ai gives the company much-needed talent for deepening expertise in AI and machine learning. Natural language processing (NLP) is the field of AI that allows computers to interact with human dialogue, whether spoken or written. NLP allows people to talk or write to devices and for devices to understand what that person has said or written. Like ML, NLP has gotten very good at answering straightforward questions within a constrained scope. (NLP still struggles in more open-ended domains where accuracy matters, such as in healthcare.) The subset of NLP that deals with the spoken voice is called speech recognition, which is approaching 95% accuracy. See All in AI & Speech Technologies » Speech Applications Are Vulnerable, Too Gary Audin October 04, 2019 Are you really in control of your voice-enabled devices and applications? Eight years ago Gartner predicted that by 2020 85% of customer interactions would include some form of chatbot or virtual assistant technology. We’re not likely to hit that level of adoption, primarily because AI projects are challenging and finding capably skilled technologists to define and execute projects properly is difficult. Nonetheless, AI-driven customer experiences are achieving such dramatic results — e.g., a 99% reduction in customer service times or a 10-point improvement in customer satisfaction — that enterprises are highly motivated to move these projects forward despite potential obstacles. Most enterprises right now are trying to mitigate risks as they work rapidly to investigate and show tangible results from initial AI projects. Cisco to ‘Tuck In’ Voice AI from Voicea Zeus Kerravala August 07, 2019 The acquisition will help advance the company’s cognitive collaboration strategy for Webex. In customer scenarios, NLP, speech recognition, and ML combine to provide services for automated call centers and digital assistants. The speech recognition module processes and contextualizes the spoken word and the ML module figures out how to handle and respond to the verbal input. These modules constantly learn and improve using new data fed into them. Log in or register to post comments
The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit has identified Isaiah Castillo, 19, as a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting on March 22. Brantford police say a man was taken to hospital Friday after suffering a gunshot wound. Police said they responded to a 911 call at about 1 p.m. about a shooting in the area of Colborne Street and Park Avenue. Police said they believe the shooting is a targeted incident. The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit has identified one suspect as 20-year-old Keyshawn Commissiong. He is described as 5’11″ 165 lbs with black hair in dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black pants with “Champion” in white lettering and brown boots. Police have identified the second suspect as 19-year-old Isaiah Castillo. He is described as 5’7” to 5’9” with a medium build and a mustache. When last seen he was wearing a black jacket with pink, a dark hoodie, dark baseball hat, blue jeans and black running shoes with white soles. “Do not approach the suspects as they may be in possession of a firearm,” police said in a media release. Anyone who has information about the suspects or who sees the suspect males is urged to contact Brantford Police at 519-756-0113 or 9-1-1. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous are asked to contact Brant-Brantford Crime Stoppers at 519-750-8477 or 1-800-222-8477. Alternatively, a web tip may be submitted at https://www.tipsubmit.com/WebTips.aspx?AgencyID=251. Brantford police / Contributed photo Brantford Police / Contributed photo The Brantford Police Major Crime Unit has released photos of suspects wanted in connection with a shooting on March 22. This suspect has been identified as 20-year-old Keyshawn Commissiong.
SAN FRANCISCO – Google is wielding the power of its dominant Internet search engine to push more websites into protecting the people using their services.The move, announced late Wednesday, involves a change in Google’s closely guarded formula for determining the rankings of its search results.Websites that automatically encrypt their services will now be boosted higher in Google Inc.’s recommendation system. For now, encryption will remain a small factor in Google’s ranking formula, but the Mountain View, California-based company says it may put greater emphasis on the security measure in the future. It wants to make it tougher for government spies and computer hackers to grab the personal data of unwitting Web surfers.Users can tell if a website is encrypted if its address begins with “https.”Google beefed up security of its search engine and popular Gmail service after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the U.S. government has been vacuuming up personal data. The surveillance programs exploited gaping holes in unencrypted websites.When websites are encrypted, it’s more difficult for interlopers to sweep up data transmitted over unsecured Wi-Fi networks in homes or widely trafficked areas such as airports or stores.Online security is a hot-button topic amid the Snowden revelations and a series of high-profile hacking attacks that filched credit card numbers, passwords and other personal information. In the most recent scare, online security firm Hold Security this week revealed that it had discovered a gang of Russian hackers have stockpiled more than 1.2 billion passwords stolen from more than 400,000 websites.Google has a vested interest in making people feel more secure online because the company makes most of its money from ads that are shown next to search results and other Web content. If people were to become leery of Web surfing because of security concerns, it could crimp Google’s profits.Even so, encryption is unlikely to become the most important factor in Google’s website-ranking equation. The quality of a website’s content and its relevance to a search request remain among the most influential ingredients.Websites, though, are constantly looking for every edge that they can get to ensure they rank high on Google’s search results to give them a better chance of attracting traffic and making money. Google processes about two out of every three search requests in the U.S. and an even higher percentage in Europe, so its rankings can make or break websites.Encrypting websites will cost their owners extra money, but they could lose even more if they fall out of Google’s favour.Even if the entire Web becomes encrypted, it still wouldn’t be enough to prevent security breaches caused by inadequate protection of the website servers that store credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, passwords and other sensitive data. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press Posted Aug 7, 2014 1:18 pm MDT Google revises Internet search formula to prod other websites to strengthen their security
Yesterday Samsung announced the 75-inch ES9000 smart TV. It’s huge, expensive, and impressive in all the normal ways, but it has one headlining feature that really separates it from the pack. The television has a camera (that pops out of the top) which can recognize gestures and, using those gestures, you can play the mobile gaming phenomenon Angry Birds.Angry Birds, right on your television, without an intermediary box (like a Roku or Apple TV) sounds great, right? In theory it is, at least if you’re not tired of flinging cartoon birds at poor, defenseless pigs, but in practice the experience was lackluster. In demos at Samsung’s event yesterday the controls were laggy and imprecise and the framerates seemed to be quite low.For their part Samsung’s people listened to feedback, but explained that the game had been specifically optimized for the ES9000 and the gesture controls. They said that the problems could have to do with the learning curve, which is possible given short demo times, but doesn’t explain the low frame rates. These were ostensibly production units, so it makes the product seem half-baked at best, but hopefully improvements will come.The videos show a few different demo experiences with both Samsung’s representative and members of the press. The topmost video was the most successful demo, while the second video shows the introduction to the gestures. In the final video the ES9000 failed to recognize the gamer’s waving, suggesting there’s larger issues with Samsung’s technology. That noted, the issue was remedied when a new person stepped up to play.Samsung has an interesting product in the ES9000, but at $10,000 the fact that it doesn’t work that well almost doesn’t matter. Even if it was working properly, the technology is far from that of Microsoft’s Kinect, which is aimed at a different user base, but is exactly what Samsung is mimicking here.The company is moving in the right direction, but they’ll need to lower the price a lot and improve their firmware considerably before the smart TV is a reasonable alternative to a much cheaper television paired with a connected device.Issues with the television recognizing a gamer:
Will you be staying up for the Oscars tonight? Here’s how to watch the ceremony in Ireland It’s the most wonderful time of the year. 16,546 Views No, I have to get up early tomorrow (1139) Feb 24th 2019, 11:01 AM No, I have no interest. (2885) Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 11:00 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Nicola Byrne How to watch in Ireland:There are a number of ways to watch at home, if you fancy staying up. If you’re more of a red carpet fan, E! (Virgin Media channel 156, Sky channel 123) will be live from 10pm to 12.30am. The ceremony itself kicks off at 1am our time, and can be viewed on Sky Cinema (Virgin Media channel 404, Sky channel 303).Hold on, I don’t have Sky Cinema? NOWTV offer a Sky Cinema pass through their app on your mobile, laptop, tablet or TV. You can sign up here or log in to your current account. The ceremony is simulcast on US network ABC, and will be streamed live on their site if you have ahem, ways of doing that with a VPN or proxy. If you’re not staying up, RTE 2 will be broadcasting the highlights on Monday night at 9.30pm. It might be worth your while waiting, considering the ceremony doesn’t usually finish until around 4.30am. Source: Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press/PA ImagesIf all else fails, check in with DailyEdge.ie for the highlights.So, will you be watching live? 19 Comments OSCARS NIGHT IS finally here. Preparations are in progress and in mere hours, Hollywood’s elite will arrive at the 91st Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in LA. Source: USA TODAY Network/SIPA USA/PA ImagesSo, tell me about the ceremonyAfter the Kevin Hart debacle last December, there is currently no official host for the ceremony as it stands.However, over the last week, there have been rumours that Whoopi Goldberg will do the honours on the night. ABC have denied the story, however. Despite the lack of host, we have been promised some musical numbers. Bette Midler will perform The Place Where Lost Things Go from the new Mary Poppins, while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will of course be giving us a rendition of Shallow from A Star is Born.Jennifer Hudson will be signing I’ll Fight from RBG, and Adam Lambert and Queen will perform on the broadcast. Don’t hold out hope to see Kendrick Lamar and SZA on stage with their hit, All the Stars from Black Panther. It’s been cut due to ‘logistical issues’. Any Irish interest? The Irish co-produced film The Favourite is up for a massive 10 Oscars, so we’re bound to see a bit of success here. Other Irish films that have a chance of taking a gold man home are animated short Late Afternoon, and live action short Detainment. The crew of The Favourite celebrate their BAFTA win. Source: Ian West/PA Wire/PA ImagesWhat does the set look like?Glad you asked. Here’s a rendition from the designer’s Instagram. It looks pretty cool. There are 40,000 real roses on stage! Kanye found rotting. Share2 Tweet Email Poll Results: Yes of course (250) No, I have no interest.No, I have to get up early tomorrowYes of course VoteDailyEdge is on Instagram! Follow us: dailyedge https://dailyedge.ie/4508390 Short URL
Yiorgos Lanthimos’ Dogthooth was selected as one of nine films that will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards®. Sixty-six films had originally qualified in the category.Dogtooth may well add an Oscar to its rather impressive collection of awards. Last year in Cannes, the jury for the Prix Un Certain Regard – comprised of Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino, actress Julie Gayet, Toronto Festival director Piers Handling and journalists Uma Da Cunha and Marit Kapla – awarded Dogtooth the festival’s prize for films of “a certain outlook”.Lanthimos also took home the Prix De La Jeunesse, awarded by a committee, whose members were between the ages of 18 and 25.Sexuality is key in the Cannes-decorated Dogtooth, whether tucked away in the David Hockneyesque set pieces, or hiding behind the actors’ stunted speech patterns.The list of nine also includes Algeria’s Outside the Law, Canada’s Incendie, Denmark’s In a better world, Japan’s Confessions, Mexico’s Biutiful, South Africa’s Life above all, Spain’s Even the rain, and Sweden’s Simple Simon.Source: Athens News Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. The brightest minds in the world would really like you to stop killing everyone. You may not think you are, but you are. I am too. We all are. A total of more than 13,000 scientists from almost every country other, have put out a letter asking humans to just not for a little bit.Dubbed “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” it essentially lays out all the major problems we’re causing for life on earth and practically begs those responsible (mostly wealthy nations) to do something about it.“Soon it will be too late to shift course away from our failing trajectory, and time is running out,” the statement warns.The first warning was sent out back in 1992. At the time, the planet was already struggling with deforestation and the very beginnings of global climate change. Overfishing, coral reef die-offs, atmospheric carbon dioxide and countless other problems plague the planet, and they may very likely spell our collective doom.“Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these foreseen environmental challenges, and alarmingly, most of them are getting far worse,” the report reads. “Especially troubling is the current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change due to rising [greenhouse gasses] from burning fossil fuels, deforestation, and agricultural production—particularly from farming ruminants for meat consumption.”Indeed, as we’ve covered, rainforests are being clipped at record rates, and even weed production — what should be the chilliest of all agricultural activities — is causing disproportionately large net carbon emissions. These are critical problems that aren’t going away.“Moreover,” the scientists’ dire warning continues, “we have unleashed a mass extinction event, the sixth in roughly 540 million years, wherein many current life forms could be annihilated or at least committed to extinction by the end of this century.”That is… uhhh… grim. But it should not be a surprise at all. This isn’t news. This isn’t new. Almost daily we get new confirmations that humans are screwing up the Earth and we have shockingly little time left. What can be done? Well, the scientists propose a list of a few major changes, mostly dealing with moving away from growth-based economic systems, managing population growth through better access to reproductive health care, and making dramatic shifts away from animal agriculture so that we can put a big-ass dent in greenhouse gas emissions.On top of that, the letter suggests that we begin protecting as much of the planet as we can, stop deforestation or even conversation of grassland for agricultural use. We’d also need to address the massive wealth inequality that lends itself to unsustainable resource consumption and the real costs they have on our environment, and, of course, massive adoption of renewable energy sources so that we can, hopefully, move away from fossil fuels permanently.You may not like a lot of these suggestions. You might think it’s your right to pollute as much as you please. But your actions are not your own. Every choice you make affects others. We’re all stuck on this planet together and I, for one, would like to continue breathing and eating and shit.“To prevent widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss, humanity must practice a more environmentally sustainable alternative to business as usual. This prescription was well articulated by the world’s leading scientists 25 years ago, but in most respects, we have not heeded their warning,” the letter warns. “We must recognize, in our day-to-day lives and in our governing institutions that Earth all its life is our only home.”
Rolls-Royce employees who are based at the car manufacturing organisation’s Goodwood site and who are members of the trade union Unite, have voted to accept a two-year pay deal.The pay deal, which will benefit 500 employees working at the West Sussex site, will include a 3.5% increase on top of their basic salary from 1 January 2018, as well as an additional day of personal holiday entitlement a year that Unite estimates would equate to an additional 0.5% pay increase. From 1 January 2019, employees will receive a further 3% pay rise. This will consist of a 2.75% increase on top of their basic salary and a one-off payment of 0.25% of their yearly salary, which will be paid in January 2019.Unite members voted 90% in favour of the new pay deal.Fred Hanna, regional officer at Unite, said: “The iconic Rolls-Royce cars are hand built at Goodwood and the two-year pay deal is a tribute to a dedicated group of [employees] at the top of their game.“The workforce voted by 90% for this deal which provides them with a high degree of pay security over the next two years in what are very challenging economic times.”Rolls-Royce was unavailable for comment at time of publication.
Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County squared off against each other in the second-annual basketball championship at the Rick Case Arena.All 12 different Boys and Girls Clubs played at the arena inside Nova Southeastern University, in Davie, Friday.The winners of the tournament were each presented with a trophy by the arena’s namesake — Rick and Rita Case.“Between the basketball tournament, and the speaking off event today that we’re having here at the Rick Case Arena at Nova Southeastern University, it’s a big day for these children of Broward County’s Boys and Girls Clubs,” Rick Case said.The Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County serves more than 12,000 at-risk youths, and their purpose is to inspire kids to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.The tournament hosts the championship games for different age groups from each club.More than 100 children participated in this year’s tournament.
Rep. Geran Tarr and Rep. Andy Josephson, Anchorage Democrats and co-chairs of the House Resources committee hear testimony from oil and gas industry representatives on Wednesday Feb. 1, 2017 in Juneau, Alaska. (Photo by Rashah McChesney/Alaska’s Energy Desk)Two Anchorage Democrats have introduced a bill to create a statewide commission on climate change. But even its authors doubt the bill has much of a chance, at least this session. Still, they argue it’s a step in the right direction.Listen nowBoth Reps. Andy Josephson and Geran Tarr have introduced climate-related bills in the past, without much success. Then, this session, control of the state House flipped — and Josephson and Tarr went from legislative backbenchers to co-chairs of the powerful House Resources Committee, which sets the agenda on natural resource issues.But that doesn’t mean climate policy will suddenly have an easy time time in the Alaska legislature.Asked if he’s confident his bill could clear the House, Josephson paused for a long moment. “That’s a very good question,” he said finally.And that’s in the chamber his caucus controls. Never mind the Republican-controlled Senate, where the relevant committee chair, Cathy Giessel of Anchorage, has said there’s no need for climate legislation.The bill itself would create a climate change commission with a permanent presence in the governor’s office. It would essentially re-boot an effort launched under former Gov. Sarah Palin, which lapsed under her successor, Sean Parnell. The commission, made up of department heads and community representatives from around the state, would work with the governor to develop a statewide climate strategy, potentially covering anything from relocating villages to promoting renewable energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.The commission’s work would be funded with a penny-per-barrel tax on oil, equal to a current tax that goes toward oil spill prevention and response efforts. Josephson estimates it will bring in about $1.7 million per year. That’s a drop in the bucket compared to the costs of relocating even a single community (the Army Corps of Engineers has estimated it will cost $80 to $130 million to fully relocate Newtok, for instance) — a point Josephson readily admits.“It’s not enough,” Josephson said. “What we had to look at is, what were sources of revenue, and what might be politically acceptable within the current make-up of the legislature?”Instead, Josephson said he sees the funding as seed money: enough to get the office up and running so it can go after outside grants from federal or private sources for climate adaptation and mitigation.One challenge for the legislation is timing. Lawmakers are currently consumed with the state’s budget crisis, leaving little room on the agenda for other issues. For now, both Josephson and co-sponsor Tarr said their goal is simply to get the bill moving. Tarr said that would give lawmakers time during the interim to seek feedback from communities around the state — and perhaps give the bill a better shot at passing next session.“I’m doubtful that it would make it all the way through before the end of the session, given the big responsibilities we have with the fiscal plan,” Tarr said. “But I think we should start the conversation.”
The metropolitan sessions judge court, Cyberabad on Friday imposed five years imprisonment for a man for sexually assaulting his 10-year-old daughter. According to the police, the victim who lost her mother was residing with her brother and father. Ever since then, the accused sexually assaulted his daughter and threatened to dire consequences if she revealed the matter. Later, the girl left for the relatives’ house. Also Read – JIH organises Eid Milap for sanitary workers Advertise With Us In 2014, the accused call up the girl for Rakhi festival and sexually assaulted her. Fed up with it, the girl shared the matter with her teacher who approached child protection centre. The police registered a case and recorded the girl’s statement. The case came to hearing on Friday and the court imposed five years imprisonment along with a penalty of Rs 5,000.
The government is expected to issue over 10 lakh e-Tourist visas to foreigners this year, as it recently expanded the scheme to 150 countries.Nearly 5 lakh foreign tourists visited the country last year using the e-Tourist visa facility, accounting for 25 percent of total tourists arrivals, official sources told Press Trust of India.”We are planning to issue around 10 lakh e-Tourist visas this year,” the sources said.Earlier this week, the government extended the e-Tourist visa facility to 37 more nations, taking the total number of countries availing the scheme to 150.The 37 countries newly included in e-Tourist Visa scheme are Albania, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Comoros, Cote d’lvoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Iceland, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Namibia, Romania, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, South Africa, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad & Tobago, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The e-Tourist visa scheme, launched in November 2014, is aimed at simplifying the lengthy procedures for international travellers who visit India for sightseeing, medical treatment, short business trips or to meet friends and relatives.Since the launch of the scheme, more than 7.5 lakh visas have been issued under it. At present, 3,500 e-Tourist visas are being granted on average daily to foreign nationals.Overall, a total of 3,41,683 tourists had arrived in the country from January to November last year, against 24,963 in the corresponding period in 2014, posting a growth of 1,268.8 percent.The scheme enables citizens who intend to visit the country to apply for visa online without approaching the Indian Mission.
News | June 24, 2008 Varian Announces X-Ray Products Contract with Toshiba June 25, 2008 – Varian Medical Systems recently said they will supply medical imaging subcomponents to Toshiba for integration into diagnostic imaging equipment for the global market. Orders will be booked over the period of the agreement.“This contract marks the latest chapter in our 30-year relationship with Toshiba Medical Systems,” said Robert Kluge, corporate senior vice president at Varian. “Over the years, our two companies have developed a close cooperation at all levels of the business. We have complementary design engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and work together well to realize new products and improve existing ones.”For more information: www.varian.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享
The asylum seekers sailed the fishing boat to Australian waters, where it was seized by authorities.The Sri Lankan navy has arrested hundreds of people trying to migrate to Australia in boats over the past months. They are mostly ethnic Tamils who survived a quarter-century civil war between government troops and and the now-defeated separatist Tamil Tiger rebels.Australia is struggling to stop a surge of would-be refugees from poor or war-torn countries including Afghanistan, Iran and Sri Lanka. Hundreds have died while attempting the voyage over the past year.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Comments Share Sponsored Stories Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – Authorities in Sri Lanka on Saturday arrested 14 asylum seekers accused of hijacking a fishing boat and throwing its crew into the sea to die, police said.The 12 men, a woman and a girl were deported by Australian authorities and were immediately arrested after arriving in Sri Lanka on Saturday, police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody said.Two of the abandoned fishermen were rescued by other ships hours after their boat was hijacked last week. Three other crew members have not been found. Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Parents, stop beating yourself up 5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help
WASHINGTON – The Latest on Omarosa Manigault Newman and her departure from the White House staff (all times local):6:30 p.m.Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman says her departure from the White House means President Donald Trump will have no African-Americans on his senior staff.Manigault Newman tells ABC’s “Nightline” for its program airing early Friday that most of the other senior advisers are white and had never worked with minorities and didn’t know how to interact with them.She says she resigned from her job and denies reports that she was fired or made a scene while being escorted from White House grounds.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted earlier Thursday that the White House team is diverse “across the board.”Manigault Newman has known Trump since appearing on the first season of “The Apprentice.” She says he learned of her departure by watching the news.___8:30 a.m.Former “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault Newman denies reports that she was fired from her job in the White House.Manigault Newman also denies reports that she made a scene while being escorted from the White House grounds. She tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” in a Thursday interview the reports are “100 per cent false.”Manigault Newman says she resigned after speaking with White House chief of staff John Kelly about some of her concerns. She says she remains on staff until Jan. 20, the administration’s one-year mark.Manigault Newman has known Trump for more than a decade, since she first appeared as a contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice.”She says reports that she tried to enter the White House residence are “ridiculous” and “absurd.”___3:55 a.m.True to form, former “Apprentice” star Omarosa is ending her time at the White House with a dose of drama.Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters, was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser, according to two White House officials who spoke on condition of anonymity.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Manigault Newman’s resignation is effective Jan. 20, one year after Trump’s inauguration. “We wish her the best in future endeavours and are grateful for her service,” Sanders said.The president also bid her farewell, tweeting: “Thank you Omarosa for your service! I wish you continued success.”Manigault Newman was an assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to various constituency groups. The Latest: Omarosa: Trump’s senior staff has no blacks left by The Associated Press Posted Dec 14, 2017 5:30 am PDT Last Updated Dec 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email
An elderly man is in critical condition after a road accident in Limassol on Monday night.The 78-year-old man was crossing the main road along the beach in Limassol at around 9.50pm when he apparently lost his balance and fell in the middle of the road. He was hit by a car driven by a 32-year-old and seriously injured.The injured man was initially taken to Limassol General Hospital but later transferred to Nicosia General Hospital.The driver of the car was not under the influence of alcohol.You May LikeHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsThe Early Signs Of Heart Failure. Search Acute Heart Failure TreatmentHeart Failure Treatment | Search AdsUndoSenior Living | Search AdsThe Cost of Senior Living in Rowland Heights Might Surprise YouSenior Living | Search AdsUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoby Taboolaby Taboola
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