Co-location case: NSE to appeal against Sebi order

first_imgMumbai: NSE will appeal against a Sebi order in the co-location issue in which it has been penalised up to Rs 1,000 crore and barred from approaching market for the next six months at the Securities Applleate Tribunal (SAT). When contacted, NSE spokesperson declined to comment. The exchange has made a regulatory filing on the development. “The holding company is in the process of filing an appeal to contest the aforesaid orders with the Hon’ble Securities Appellate Tribunal, the future outcome of which is uncertain at this stage,” the NSE said in its consolidated financial statements for 2018-19. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraIn a volume of five orders issued on May 1, Sebi had asked the NSE to “disgorge” its profits from co-location worth Rs 624.89 crore at 12 per cent interest to the Investor Protection and Education Fund (IPEF). The amount with interest would add up to about Rs 1,000 crore. The Sebi had also penalised NSE’s two former CEOs and founding members Ravi Narain and Chitra Ramakrishna. Narain, who was heading the exchange between 2010 and 2013, was asked to deposit 25 per cent of his salary for the three fiscals in IPEF, while Ramakrishna, who was the CEO of the exchange starting fiscal 2014, was asked to deposit 25 per cent of her salary for that fiscal. She stepped down as CEO in December 2016. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 daysIn the order, the regulator had found lapses in the use of dark fibre by certain trading members in violation of NSEs own policy norms. Dark fibre is a dedicated communication line through which messages travel faster than regular lines because of the absence of other traffic. But, there is nothing illegal about using such faster connectivity infrastructure. Sebi held that NSE had been taking inconsistent positions and its conduct broke its own rules right from the time when a non-registered member, Sampark, was granted permission in April 2015 to lay dark fibre cable for two brokerage firms leading to lack of fair play and favourtism.last_img read more

Square brings new checkout device to Canada as competition in sector increases

TORONTO — Square Inc. is introducing a new option at Canadian checkout counters, as the Silicon Valley giant looks to shake up the country’s payment space.The company, which started with a simple smartphone-based credit card scanner used by small businesses, is launching a device in Canada aimed to more directly compete with the ubiquitous grey boxes that scan payment cards at checkouts.Square’s white plastic device, called the Terminal, replaces the physical keypad design with a glass touch screen that it says allows for more clarity at checkout with a variety of display options such as a full breakdown of the bill.The company says it also offers transaction rates of 2.65 per cent for credit card payments and 10 cents for every debit payment, without the contracts and sometimes complex pricing offered in a market dominated by Canadian banks.The rollout of the Terminal, which first launched late last year in the U.S., comes as Ottawa-based online store platform Shopify Inc. pushes more into the realm of bricks and mortar with a suite of hardware checkout options.  Moneris Solutions Corp., Canada’s largest payments card processor, also launched a new suite of devices in April that have 3.5-inch touch colour screens while still keeping a physical keypad.The Canadian Press read more

UN office embodies international commitment to peace in Angola Annan

In his latest report to the Security Council on the activities of UNOA, the Secretary-General says that through the efforts of the Office – and in particular of his Adviser for Special Assignments in Africa, as well as his Representative in Angola – broad contacts have been established with the Government, political parties, civil society, and the church which could provide a strong support base in the common search for a peaceful resolution of the conflict.At the beginning of the year, there was a glimmer of hope that the years-long conflict might be giving way to what appeared to be a dialogue that could lead the parties towards a peaceful settlement of their differences, the Secretary-General writes. “Unfortunately, the intensification and the frequency of the guerrilla attacks by UNITA, [National Union for the Total Independence of Angola], particularly on innocent civilians, including women and children, plunged the country into another political and military stalemate,” he says.However, there are encouraging signs towards resolving the conflict, with civil society leading the way to a political settlement, the report notes. Both the Government and UNITA have reaffirmed the validity of the Lusaka Protocol as a basis for peace in Angola, although they still hold different interpretations as to how to implement the relevant provisions of the Protocol, Mr. Annan states.Speaking today at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, the Secretary-General said that the parties might be willing to engage in further talks. “We are getting signals that they may be ready to resume their discussions on implementation of the Lusaka accord, but it is not firm.”Mr. Annan said he would be sending his Special Representative for the Great Lakes Region, Ibrahim Gambari, back to the region to pursue his effort. “Until now, the two parties have refused to engage, and I have made it clear that it is difficult to make peace without talking to the enemy,” he said. “After all, you make peace with your enemy and not with your friends. And if one is going to make peace it ultimately boils down to coming to the table.” read more

OSU dishes out big bucks for Meyers reign

With a $4 million per year salary, new Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer is the highest paid coach in the Big Ten conference, but OSU is spending millions on Meyer’s assistants as well. The combined salaries for the assistant coaches Meyer has hired is just under $3.5 million, and some positions have yet to be filled. During Meyer’s introductory press conference Nov. 28, he said assembling a top-quality staff was a priority. “In 2005 … I think (Florida) put together the best coaching staff maybe in college football history,” Meyer said. “I know that’s a profound statement. But what those guys did, the recruits they brought in and the run that team went on, with the great players, the style of offense, defense and kicking game … my goal is to find that kind of group of coaches again. “I think Ohio State deserves the best group of assistant coaches in America.” It appears OSU is helping Meyer pursue just that and is willing to shell out more cash than the university is accustomed to in the process. According to information released by the OSU athletic department, the school is spending significantly more money on its football coaches in 2012 under Meyer than under former coaches Luke Fickell in 2011 and Jim Tressel. In 2011, the head coach, defensive coordinator and offensive coordinator made a combined $1.475 million. In 2010, those three coaches earned $4.35 million. In 2012, the head coach, defensive coordinators and offensive coordinator will make a combined total of $5.62 million. That’s about a 281 percent increase from 2011 and about a 29 percent increase from 2010. The increase between 2011 and 2012 can largely be attributed to Meyer’s salary, which far exceeds that of Fickell. Tressel’s contract was for $3.5 million in 2010. Fickell was paid $775,000 in 2011, but after being removed as OSU’s head coach and named the team’s defensive coordinator for 2012, Fickell will receive $750,000 in 2012, meaning he’s taking a $25,000 pay cut. The co-defensive coordinator, Everett Withers, will make $450,000. Jim Heacock, the defensive coordinator in 2011, made $350,000. New offensive coordinator Tom Herman will make $420,000 in 2012, which is $70,000 more than his predecessor, Jim Bollman. Bollman recently accepted a job as offensive line coach at Boston College. But the increased spending isn’t confined to coordinators. New assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti will make $380,000, and will be in charge of the strength and conditioning of OSU football players. In 2011, director of football performance Eric Lichter and coordinator for strength and conditioning Troy Sutton worked together to implement the Buckeyes’ strength and conditioning program. They earned a combined total of $234,828. Sutton and Lichter were not retained in their positions. Meyer has also created a few positions that previously did not exist. The program previously did not have a director of football operations or a director of player personnel, but Meyer hired Brian Voltolini and Mark Pantoni to jobs with these titles. Voltolini will make $160,000 as director of football operations and Pantoni will make $80,000 as director of player personnel. When Meyer was introduced as OSU’s coach, athletic director Gene Smith said he and the school would support Meyer in assembling the best possible staff. “We’ll put in place the resources necessary to attract the staff that Urban feels he needs,” Smith said. Smith deferred to athletic department spokesman Jerry Emig to answer questions regarding coaching salaries. Emig said Smith didn’t give any restrictions on how much Meyer could spend. “There was no pool of money established or set aside for (assembling the staff),” Emig said. Traditionally, OSU is not known for spending large sums of money on their assistant coaches. Smith had previously said he wouldn’t participate in a bidding war to land top assistant coaches like many SEC schools engage in. During Meyer’s introductory press conference, Smith made clear that mentality was changing. When asked what had changed, Smith said, “age and maturity and competition.” The immediate competition for the Buckeyes comes within the Big Ten Conference. At $4 million, Meyer will be the highest paid coach in the Big Ten. According to a 2011 study by USA Today, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz was the conference’s highest paid coach in 2011 with a salary of $3.785 million. Michigan’s Brady Hoke is third with $3.254 million. Michigan made headlines when they decided to pay defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who coached under Meyer at Florida, $750,000 in 2011. At the time, Mattison was the highest paid assistant in the Big Ten. Now Mattison and Fickell share the title as the Big Ten’s highest paid coach. In the USA Today study, the Big Ten ranked fourth in compensating assistant coaches behind the SEC, the Big 12 and the ACC. According to the study, the average Big Ten assistant football coach made $187,055, where as the average coach in SEC is compensated with $276,122. Thus far, the 10 coaches Meyer has officially hired have an average salary of $321,500. Multiple reports have said Tim Hinton, who coached at Notre Dame in 2011 as the running backs coach, will join Meyer’s staff at OSU as the tight ends coach, but the hire has not been officially announced by the university. However, in an email from the OSU athletic department, Hinton’s salary was provided as $250,000. His salary was not included in the calculation of OSU’s average compensation of assistant coaches on OSU’s staff. Multiple outlets have also reported the hiring of Ed Warinner, who was Notre Dame’s offensive line coach in 2011, but OSU has not announced a hire and his salary was not provided by the athletic department. More positions on Meyer’s staff have yet to be filled, but Emig said the extra money the university is spending on assistant coaches is an investment. “It’s certainly an investment but it’s also the nature of turn over,” Emig said. “When this happens, when a new coach comes in regardless of sport and he wants to hire a top-notch coaching staff, he has to go after individuals that are in leadership positions and most times that’s going to cost you a little bit more.” read more

Rupununi farmer get 3 years jail for planting 12 ganja plants

A Rupununi farmer was on Friday sentenced to three years in prison and fined $15,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on a charge of planting cannabis. Kenneth Thompson plead guilty when the charge was read to him by City Magistrate, Judy Latchman. The court heard that on April  18, 2018, Thompson, at Aruwai Village, cultivated 12 illegal plants suspected to be marijuana. Thompson, in his confession, said that he and his brother planted the prohibited plants. On the day in question, police, acting on intelligence information, conducted a search at the farmer’s premises, where the plants were found. He was immediately taken into custody. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedThree years jail for Farmer busted with Marijuana farmSeptember 25, 2014In “Crime”Guyanese arraigned with murder of Brazilian farmerDecember 31, 2018In “Court”Farmer charged with Marijuana possession, remanded to prisonMay 12, 2014In “Crime” read more

Doppelmayr supplies limestone ropeway in Sudan

first_imgA new RopeCon installation for transport of crushed limestone has been delivered by Austrian company Doppelmayr Transport Technology in Sudan. To meet the daily demand for 9,000 t of limestone for Berber Cement Company’s new cement plant, a new limestone crushing plant has been installed 8 km away from the processing plant on the western side of the River Nile, which is 850 m wide in this area. The RopeCon connects the crushing site to the cement operation. Similar systems have been applied for the transport of metallic ores, such as in Jamaica for Alcoa (bauxite) and Simberi in PNG (gold ore).Land transportation of these tonnages left three options – construction of a bridge across the river, the use of small barges or the use of a ropeway-type system, crossing the river between two towers. At the time of the plant study, there was no existing bridge in the area nor were there any plans for constructing a new bridge. To overcome these difficulties and to find the most economic and reliable solution, a study was commissioned to investigate whether RopeCon might be a suitable alternative. The system combines proven ropeway technology with the features of conventional belt conveyors. The continuous conveyor is elevated off the ground, thus reducing space requirements on the ground to a minimum. RopeCon can easily cross obstacles such as deep valleys, mountainous terrain, rivers, roads or other infrastructure, thus allowing for a straight route between the loading and the discharge point while avoiding unnecessary detours.The loading station is located right on the western shore of the river, immediately behind the crusher. The crushed limestone is loaded onto RopeCon via a feed conveyor and a chute. RopeCon spans the Nile with a single large rope span between two tower structures positioned on either side of the river. It is not necessary to have a support structure in the river. The total length of the Berber Cement RopeCon is approximately 3,465 m from the loading station to the discharge station. Its transport capacity is 700 t/h. Due to river navigation, the minimum clearance between the system and the high water level of the Nile must always be 21 m. The tallest tower is almost 80 m in height.RopeCon consists of a flat belt with corrugated side walls. The belt may be fabric-reinforced or a steel cord belt, depending on the application. The corrugated side walls are cold-bonded or vulcanised onto the belt. The individual belt sections are joined by way of vulcanisation to form one continuous belt, just as on conventional belt conveyors. The belt is fixed to steel axles arranged at regular intervals which support the belt. Polyamide running wheels are fitted to either end of the axles. These wheel sets run on track ropes and provide positive belt guidance while preventing the belt from skewing. The combination of polyamide wheels on steel track ropes minimises rolling resistance and therefore energy requirements.last_img read more

Shell loses licence to operate controversial Mayo gas terminal

first_imgSHELL HAS LOST a licence to operate a gas terminal at Bellanaboy in Co Mayo after a court challenge by a local resident.The licence had been issued by the Environmental Protection Agency in June of this year but today the Commercial Court conceded the case brought by Martin Harrington and rescinded the licence.Harrington had argued that the EPA failed to carry out a proper environmental impact assessment before granting the licence for Shell to operate the Mayo gas refinery and the Commercial Court found there were defects in the carrying out of the assessment.The EPA said it accepted the decision made by the court to quash the licence and it will now consider the verdict. The agency had not opposed Harrington in his action and will pay his legal costs.In a statement, Shell E&P Ireland Limited said the developments in court today will be examined and following consultation with the relevant bodies, it “fully anticipates that the required licences will be in place” when the pipelines starts production.Read: Eight Shell to Sea protesters due in court over public order offences>Read: Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive>last_img read more

Greffe totale du visage la première opération réalisée aux USA est une

first_imgGreffe totale du visage : la première opération réalisée aux USA est une réussiteAlors qu’en France la première greffe totale du visage a été réalisée il y a un peu moins d’un an, au mois de juin 2010, c’est au tour des Etats-Unis de réussir cet exploit. En effet, le premier américain ayant subi une greffe totale du visage s’est enfin exprimé pour la première fois depuis son opération, ce lundi 9 mai 2011. Après un grave accident en 2008 – sa tête a heurté une ligne à haute tension-, Dallas Wiens a eu le visage complètement brûlé. Une greffe totale était alors la seule solution pour que le jeune homme retrouve une identité.  Trois années après ce drame, il peut enfin reprendre le cours de sa vie…Entouré des différents médecins qui l’ont opéré, Dallas Wiens est apparu pour la première fois en public, ce lundi 9, pour dévoiler son nouveau visage. Après une opération de plus de 15 heures qui a suscité l’intervention de plus de 30 médecins, ce jeune américain de 25 ans a fait son apparition lors d’une conférence de presse. L’occasion pour lui de revenir sur cette étape importante de sa vie. Réalisée au Brigham and Women’s Hospital de Boston (Massachusetts, nord-est), cette greffe totale du visage est une première aux Etats-Unis.Au sujet de la greffe, le jeune homme dévoile qu’il s’habitue chaque jour un peu plus à ce nouveau visage qui est désormais le sien. Aujourd’hui, son apparence lui semble même “naturelle”, comme il se plaît à dire. “Mon visage me paraît naturel, comme si c’était devenu le mien”, a-t-il souligné.Et si certaines parties de son visage restent encore engourdies et qu’il doit encore faire plusieurs séances de rééducation dans le but de réactiver les fonctions nerveuses de son visage, il a souhaité une fois de plus exprimer toute sa reconnaissance aux médecins présents lors de son opération. “Je ne pourrai jamais exprimer la portée de ce qui a été fait, de ce qu’on m’a donné”, a-t-il conclu. Une façon directe de remercier également la famille du donneur, qui a souhaité garder l’anonymat.S’il n’existe pas de sécurité sociale aux Etats-Unis, cette opération a malgré tout été prise en charge, dans son intégralité, par le ministère américain de la Défense, dans le cadre de son soutien à la recherche pour les mutilés de guerre. Le coût total de l’opération a été évalué à 300.000 dollars. Le 10 mai 2011 à 11:35 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

What is sport climbing

first_img Tags 0 Share your voice Getty Images At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, we’ll get to watch athletes compete for gold medals in four new sports: karate, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing (also known as indoor rock climbing).  Rock climbing has been around since — well, since the first time someone tried to climb something rocky. But modern recreational climbing started in the 19th century, with Sport Climbing only emerging in the 1970s and ’80s. In traditional climbing, sport climbing’s outdoor counterpart, the focus is typically on scaling a route or reaching the top of a natural landmark. A lead climber will place bolts on a mountain as they go, typically with hand drills, then remove them once they are complete. The climbers use ropes to protect themselves against falls. gettyimages-1127551032.jpgTraditional climbing takes place outside without a predetermined route. Getty Images In contrast, sport climbing takes place on engineered or indoor routes where climbers are using protection already bolted in place. They practice in pursuit of physical perfection and strategy as opposed to vertical height. Rock climbing has evolved as a catch-all term for many different sports, including everything from free soloing to bouldering. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about sport climbing at the 2020 Olympics. Sport climbing events at the 2020 Olympics Sport climbing will be broken up into three separate disciplines: speed climbing, lead climbing and bouldering. Not every country will be represented; only 20 athletes per gender (40 climbers total) will be allowed to compete at the Games, and only 2 athletes per gender per country will compete in any given event. FYI, the International Olympic Committee currently recognizes only two genders — female and male. There are currently stipulations for athletes that identify as transgender, both female and male, to compete. But there aren’t any guidelines or rulings for athletes who don’t identify as female or male — including those who are nonbinary, agender and genderqueer. Speed climbing48197605737-530595438d-oTwo climbers, one wall. IFSC Speed climbing is relatively simple: there are two climbers with safety ropes and one 15-meter wall set at a 95-degree angle. The climbers race against each other to get to the top, with the fastest one winning.  Bouldering48027672136-56260aac2a-oAthletes use physical and mental precision to climb to the top of a bouldering route. IFSC Bouldering takes place on an even shorter wall, where climbers take turns attempting to scale as many routes on a four-meter-tall wall in 4 minutes. Each route (also called a bouldering problem) is laid out with hand and foot holds in a specific color, and they vary in difficulty based on the size of the holds and the way they are spaced out. A climber completes a problem by grabbing the top hold with both hands. Lead climbing48322747156-585511f9a3-oIn Lead Climbing, participants secure themselves with a rope as they climb higher. IFSC Lead climbing is arguably the most recognizable of the three events. The climber has six minutes to climb as high on a wall that is taller than 15 meters. They use safety ropes that attach to quickdraws on their way up, allowing the rope to run freely while they stay anchored to the wall. If two athletes reach the same point on the wall, the person who got there first is the winner.  In both bouldering and lead climbing, climbers are not allowed to practice climbing on the routes before they compete or watch each other scale the wall, and they only have a couple of minutes to study the routes and decide their strategy before the timer begins. How to qualify for Olympic sport climbing The 40 spots total for sport climbing are going to be hard to nab. One male and one female spot will be reserved for athletes from Japan, the host country. Another man and woman will be chosen by the Tripartite Commission, who give Olympic spots out to qualified athletes in special circumstances. If you were counting on your toes and fingers, that leaves 36 total spots left.  The rest of the spots will be determined through a series of qualifying events taking place from August 2019 till spring 2020.  IFSC Combined World Championships The championship event for the International Federation of Sport Climbing will take place on August 20-21, 2019 in Toyko, Japan. The top seven women and top seven men will each receive Olympic invitations. Because each country can only have two male and two female athletes, if one country has many female competitors in the top seven, only the top two will be invited and other women further down the list will get bids (the same goes for the men).  Olympic qualifying event  This will take place on November 28-December 1, 2019, in Toulouse, France. Athletes that have already qualified for the Olympics will not attend. The only invited athletes will be the top 20 climbers on the IFSC’s World Cup circuit, so climbers will be encouraged to participate in the World season. Similar rules as the last event apply, but this time only 6 female and 6 male athletes will get Olympic bids (and again, only 4 total from each country).  If you’re still managing to count along, you’ll notice that there’s only five spots for men and five for women remaining. Instead of any more mega-events, the rest of bids will be determined through a series of continental championships.  Continental championships Athletes that still haven’t qualified can compete in these events, but there’s a twist: climbers can only participate in the event that their climbing federation is a member of. So, a climber from the US can only compete in the Pan-Am event. The male and female winners from each event will be awarded a spot, but if their country has already met its limit of four athletes total, the Olympic bid will go to the next in line.  The first continental championship is the Pan-Am event on Feb. 27 to March 1, 2020 at Sender One in Los Angeles, California. The next four take place in April through May of 2020 in each major continent. Medaling system tokyo-2020-medalsThe Olympic and Paralympic medals are made from recycled electronics. Tokyo 2020 If you thought the qualifying system was a bit complicated, take a deep breath. There’s only one set of medals awarded per gender, so all three events will go into determining which country gets the gold, silver and bronze. The speed climbing discipline will be done in a bracket format, with athletes competing head to head, while bouldering is in a leaderboard format. Lead climbing will have a point system in which each hold on the wall counts as one point and the athlete who climbs the highest will obtain the highest score. Once all the athletes are ordered by placement per event, their placement numbers will be multiplied, and the climbers with the lowest scores will win medals. Because of the scoring format, each climber will compete in each event. For example, if an athlete gets second place in speed climbing, third in bouldering and first in lead climbing their overall score would be six (2 times 3 times 1 equals 6).  Sport climbing schedule The Olympic master schedule has already been released, with sport climbing qualifying events on Aug. 4 and 5, 2020. The finals will be on Aug. 6 and 7. In the US, NBC will broadcast events, with the BBC securing rights in England and Channel Seven, 7Mate and 7Two in Australia. All events will take place at the Aomi Urban Sports Park in Tokyo. center_img Post a comment Fitness Sportslast_img read more

Swedish teen climate activist gets Amnesty International human rights award

first_imgGreta Thunberg’s campaign ‘Fridays for Future’ became a global youth initiative for the need to address climate change in public policies.Twitter/Greta ThunbergSwedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the prestigious Ambassador of Conscience Award by the international human rights body, Amnesty International.The 16-year old was awarded on Friday for her role in raising global action on climate change through her ‘Fridays for Future’ campaign in which schoolchildren have called for strikes from schools on Fridays to participate in climate change protests.On receiving the award, Thunberg said that it was a “huge honour” and that the award is not her own but belonged to everyone who believed in striking every Friday because of climate concerns.“This is not my award, this is everyone’s award. It is amazing to see the recognition we are getting and know that we are fighting for something that is having an impact.”- Greta ThunbergThey’re challenging us to confront realities of the climate crisis. They’re reminding us we’re more powerful than we know. They’re telling us to protect human rights against climate catastrophe. @GretaThunberg & #FridaysForFuture are our Ambassadors of Conscience 2019. pic.twitter.com/ge3orAXdOR— Amnesty International (@amnesty) June 7, 2019According to the secretary-general of Amnesty International, Kumi Naidoo, the movement had humbled and inspired the organisation by the determination of youth activism for raising awareness for climate change.”Every young person taking part in ‘Fridays for Future’ embodies what it means to act on your conscience. They remind us that we are more powerful than we know and that we all have a role to play in protecting human rights against climate catastrophe,” she said in an official statement released by the organisation. The movement that has mobilised more than 1 million people around the world started in August 2018 when Thunberg decided to miss her schools on Fridays to protest for Swedish authorities so that they take serious measures and address climate change issues.#FridaysForFuture #berlin pic.twitter.com/90XYwpMB1C— Andre ??? (@StandUp23678958) May 31, 2019Since then, her efforts became internationally acclaimed with its recent global demonstration of Fridays for Future day held on May 24 that drew large-scale participation from 100 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, the Philippines and Uganda.About 40 000 people marched for the climate in Copenhagen today!! pic.twitter.com/vEah98xQEb— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 25, 2019Previous awardees include Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, Harry Belafonte, Ai Weiwei, the Youth Groups of West and Central Africa, Angélique Kidjo, the Indigenous rights movement in Canada, Alicia Keys and Colin Kaepernick.last_img read more

Turkey requests deportation of 84 members of Gulen movement

first_imgTurkish president Tayyip Erdogan addresses members of parliament from his ruling AK Party (AKP) during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara, Turkey, 20 November 2018. Photo: ReutersTurkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday gave US officials a list of 84 members of Fethullah Gulen’s movement — including the cleric himself — whose extradition Ankara is requesting.Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames Gulen — whom he once regarded as an ally — for the 15 July 2016 failed coup plot against him, but calls for his extradition have so far been unsuccessful.Turkey’s chief diplomat said he did not receive any “assurances” after meeting with his American counterpart Mike Pompeo and national security advisor John Bolton during a visit to Washington.”But we have given this list of the people that we request the US to extradite,” Cavusoglu said.President Donald Trump “asked Erdogan to send that list and I gave that list to both Pompeo and ambassador Bolton,” he said.Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Gulen, who strongly denies any involvement in the coup attempt.”It’s not under consideration,” Trump told reporters, while also saying that Erdogan is “a friend of mine. He’s a strong man, a tough man and a smart man, so whatever we can do, we’ll do… but at this point? No.”US-Turkish relations have recently been strained, but they warmed up after Ankara’s release in October of American pastor Andrew Brunson.The fate of Gulen remains a central point of tension between the countries.NBC News has reported that the White House was seeking ways to extradite Gulen in a bid to reduce Turkish pressure on Saudi Arabia over the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.Following his disappearance on 2 October, Turkish officials kept up a steady stream of leaks on the gory details of Khashoggi’s killing, even as Saudi Arabia denied involvement. The kingdom eventually branded the murder a “rogue” operation.last_img read more

Expert Links Sexual games to Increase in Rape

first_imgYeesh. Here’s the sort of quote that’ll make you stop dead in your tracks, even in the middle of an already fairly sensationalistic piece: “The increase in rapes can be attributed in large part to the playing out of [sexual] scenes in video games.”The quote comes from Carole Lieberman, a psychiatrist, in a story about the forthcoming game, Bulletstorm–and the rise of sexuality in video games in general. The piece is titled “Is Bulletstorm The Worst Video Game in the World?” It opens with the line, “Parents had better beware: There’s a Bulletstorm on the horizon.”AdChoices广告And even after all of that, Lieberman’s comment still manages to up the ante. Perhaps it’s the fact that these sorts of stories have traditionally been hung up on blanket concepts of violence, rather than specifically that of the sexual variety, but I don’t remember ever seeing some come out and say, so blatantly that video games can lead to rape.Anyway, as for Bulletstorm itself, the game that’s causing so much controversy already isn’t even out yet. It’s hitting the PS3, Xbox 360, and Windows on the 22nd. The game, naturally, is rated M.last_img read more

4 Pitfalls to Avoid When Choosing Tech for Your Business

first_img Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Technology is often thought of as the antidote to business woes. Once you get the right tech in place, the thinking goes, you’ll start doing whatever it is you do much faster, better and more efficiently. The thing about technology, though, is that new advancements hit the market daily.Just think about how much artificial intelligence has advanced in a very short period of time. We went from Microsoft’s now-iconic Clippy to Google unveiling a chatbot with humanlike tendencies, Apple releasing an augmented reality upgrade to counter smartphone addiction and researchers from Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania developing an autonomous robot that can complete high-level tasks by sensing its surroundings.Innovations such as these aren’t just fueling competition in the tech industry. They’ve made many companies question their relevance. Some would argue that they’ve led to a full-blown fear of missing out on the latest tech.Related: 10 Technologies That Are Changing the WorldSo not only are the options near endless (Harvard Business School professor Clay Christensen estimates that upward of 30,000 products launch each year), but the pressure can also be so strong that you might invest in a solution that isn’t a great fit. And when you’re lacking the underlying strategy that ensures technology adds value, you have no real way to tell whether it was worth the investment at all.An ounce of cure?Even when you do pull the trigger on tech, the right choice may not stabilize the business like you thought it would. Sure, chatbots can provide 24/7 customer service, even using a caller’s preferences and past order history to inform interactions. But if you often have to engage in complicated, nuanced conversations with your customers, a chatbot probably won’t be able to deliver.Similarly, smart devices can provide companies with real-time data. If you were to install sensors in your brick-and-mortar store, for instance, you could track customer traffic patterns to determine the best locations to place displays. But at the same time, employing them opens you up to risk. Should sensitive information in your system fall prey to hackers, you could be looking at a class-action lawsuit.Related: How Technology Is Rapidly Changing the Way Things Get Done Across IndustriesAll that’s to say: If you’re going to chase technology, you must ensure that it’s not only a good fit for your business needs, but also that you fully understand the risks and rewards. This, then, leads to the question: How do you choose and use tech advancements to move your startup forward? The following tips are a good place to start:1. Go full Sherlock on the competition.Competitive analyses have been around for decades, but even still, few companies widen the scope beyond potential threats, barriers and vulnerabilities. If you already monitor rivals, why not see what technology they’re leveraging? AI has a way of making all things equal and allows a startup to go head-to-head with its Moriarty. Besides, more than 50 percent of business and tech professionals are considering implementing AI, according to Forrester Research. But again, invest only in technology that fills a hole or makes business sense.2. Seek validation from your VIPs.You know your customers. Most marketing, communication and product development decisions are already based on what appeals to them. But these customer insights can also help prioritize your technology needs and shed light on where to improve the user experience.For instance, statistics from Kik reveal that chatbots have a fairly limited audience, with 60 percent of users being in their teens and the majority (81 percent) living in the United States. So if you speak to an older audience, chatbots might not be the best fit. Think long and hard about your product and audience before investing in any technology.Related: How to Drill Down Into Your Buyer Personas to Create Hyper-Targeted Content3. Make your money matter.Choosing tech is like any other business decision: You need to do your due diligence. Yet research from the Queensland University of Technology published in The Conversation has shown company leaders often make poor decisions when it comes to technology because they don’t accurately weigh the benefits with the costs. You’ll be bound to your investment — and it’ll be an investment — for years to come. So consider what you gain by choosing one thing over another. Will it free up time to focus on other priorities? Or is it just a novelty with a short shelf life?4. Don’t assume your job is finished after implementation.Many advanced technologies require more than a financial investment; they demand your time. You can’t rely on technology to take over completely. When machines are left to generate tailored messaging from customer data, for example, there’s definitely room for error. Remember when Microsoft’s AI chatbot set off a racist tweet storm?To avoid such a mistake, you must add a human component to all interactions and constantly do A/B tests to determine the best options. According to the previously mentioned research from the Queensland University of Technology in The Conversation, businesses grow when technology and human capabilities come together to meet consumer needs.Trying to be on the cutting edge of technology is a great ambition for any business — big or small. 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