BMO Q1 profit rises to 15 billion despite challenging revenue environment

Companies in this story: (TSX: BMO)The Canadian Press TORONTO — The Bank of Montreal beat expectations with a first-quarter profit of $1.5 billion, up from $973 million during the same period a year earlier.The profit amounted to $2.28 per share for the three-months ended Jan. 31, up from $1.43 per share during the same period a year earlier when it recorded a one-time charge of $425 million related to U.S. tax changes.On an adjusted basis, the profit amounted to $1.54 billion for the quarter or $2.32 per diluted share, compared with $1.42 billion or $2.12 during the same period a year earlier.Analysts had expected a profit of $2.23 per share, according to those surveyed by Thomson Reuters Eikon.While Canada’s fourth-largest lender saw strong results from its U.S. personal and commercial banking division and relatively flat earnings from its domestic retail banking arm, BMO saw a drop in profit from its wealth management and capital markets divisions amid “weaker global market conditions.”BMO chief executive Darryl White says the bank’s North American personal and commercial banking businesses performed “very well” while its market-sensitive businesses were impacted by the “challenging revenue environment” earlier in the quarter.“BMO’s good performance this quarter reflects the benefits of our diversified and attractive business mix which continues to deliver sustainable growth, with adjusted earnings per share up 10 per cent from last year,” White said in a statement.“We are well-positioned to build on our performance through the year.” read more

UN envoy for waraffected children holds talks in Moscow

Olara Otunnu, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict, held extensive discussions with officials from the Russian Federation, including its Foreign Ministry, the Department of Law and Order of its Ministry of Interior, and other areas relevant to the situation in Chechnya.Tomorrow, Mr. Otunnu leaves for a four-day visit to the Northern Caucasus, where he will meet with colleagues from UN agencies as well as authorities of the Republics of Chechnya, Ingushetia and North Ossetia. Meetings with representatives of civil society have also been scheduled. Also tomorrow, the Special Representative plans to start a programme of visits to camps for internally displaced people, to schools, to hospitals and to trauma centres in the three Republics, in order to focus attention on the situation of children affected by the conflict in Chechnya. read more

Opening annual UN debate General Assembly President urges focus on action

Sheikha Haya Rashed Al Khalifa of Bahrain opened the annual session by calling attention to prevailing problems.“We live in a world afflicted by violent armed conflicts, hunger and disease; a world threatened by international terrorism, organized crime and the proliferation of all types of weapons; a world brought closer together by the forces of globalization, yet divided by ethnic strife, and a growing technological gap; a world where the enjoyment of human rights is still an unrealized dream for millions of people,” she said.The international community, she stressed, has a “moral duty to reach collective solutions to resolve these mutual concerns.”She recalled that one year ago, at the 2005 World Summit, leaders reached consensus on a far-reaching measures to respond to prevailing problems.“Now the challenge before us is to ensure that our decisions make a more lasting difference to the lives of millions of people around the world.”Sheikha Haya hailed the recent adoption of the UN Comprehensive Global Counter-terrorism Strategy, while stressing the need to “work towards its effective implementation.” She also urged consensus on the “most needed and long-overdue Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.” Noting that the theme of this year’s debate is “Implementing a Global Partnership for Development,” she called for attention to “practical measures and strategies which can enable us to make consistent progress, and build on previous international and national efforts.”She also called for greater UN involvement in tackling security problems, calling for it to “take a more proactive role when addressing the many armed conflicts within and amongst States.”The general debate, which has attracted the participation of dozens of heads of State and government and numerous other high-level officials, runs through 27 September. read more

Ohio State fans parents of recruits take in Friday Night Lights at

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer and director of player personnel Mark Pantoni added what they hope will be a new Buckeye tradition with the debut of the first annual Friday Night Lights, a one-day football camp for high school football players inside Ohio Stadium. OSU students, alumni and fans were granted free admission into Ohio Stadium Friday to watch more than 100 high school recruits run through drills with the Buckeyes coaching staff. Meyer and Pantoni created the Friday Night Lights camp in 2005 back when both held positions at Florida, and they decided to bring it to Columbus after its successful run in Gainesville, Fla. Some OSU fans like Andrew Warren, an OSU graduate, said they think the camp is another tool that could give Meyer an advantage when it comes to recruiting the top talent in the country. “Most of these kids have probably never worked out in a stadium this big,” Warren said. “I think just being here in front of all these fans will make some of these guys want to commit because it’s a memorable experience.” Clinton Bowman, stepfather of Trotwood-Madison High School running back Ashton Jackson, said that Friday Night Lights is a good idea, but recruiting ultimately leads back to Meyer’s reputation. “This camp, this stadium and these fans are all great but it comes down to coach Meyer at the end of the day,” Bowman said. “When you look at his track record, his two national championships at Florida, and his coaching style, that’s what kids want to be a part of.” The parents of the campers watched from the East side of the stadium, while the general public was permitted entrance to the West side of the stadium. Donte Horton, father of Lakota West High School running back prospect Mikel Horton, said the camp was just as exciting for the parents watching as it was for the campers participating. “It feels great to be out here in this atmosphere watching my son compete against some of the top high school talent,” Horton said. Horton also said the camp is a good experience that will be beneficial for his son going forward. “Now Mikel has a feeling of what is demanded from him on the college level,” Horton said. “I think this will prepare him and motivate him to be the best he can be.” Luke Fickell, co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, Mike Vrabel, defensive line coach, and Everett Withers, co-defensive coordinator, were among the OSU coaches present helping the kids through their drills. Meyer, who began his day at Big Ten Media Days in Chicago Friday morning, led drills and talked to players between reps. Jake Collier, an OSU graduate, said the camp overall was a success, but said there’s room for one improvement next year. “I think it would be helpful if they could pass out some printed rosters in the future so people can keep track of who is who,” Collier said. “Besides that, everything was great.” The camp was also a chance for OSU fans to be in the stadium before September 1, when the Buckeyes open up the season against Miami (Ohio). Kickoff is scheduled for noon. read more

Teacher at top private school sacked for sending inappropriate messages to young

first_img Mr Laessing receiving a Prevention of Harassment Letter from the police after repeatedly contacting the girlCredit:Oli Scarff Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. His repeated contact with the girl, despite her asking him to stop, led to Mr Laessing receiving a Prevention of Harassment Letter from the police. He also attempted to contact the girl’s friends on social media.The NCTL panel found that Mr Laessing’s conduct was of a “serious nature” and bought the profession into disrepute.Its panel outcome said the teacher “made inappropriate telephone, text message and social media contact with children”.A spokesman for St Paul’s School said the school is “fully committed to ensuring that our standard of safeguarding provision is of the highest level”.It went on: “Working closely with the police and the LADO, Mr Laessing was dismissed following allegations which related to conduct outside of school. None of the allegations were relating to any pupils at St Paul’s.“The School, acting in accordance with employment law and in line with the School’s statutory safeguarding procedures, passed the matter onto the NCTL.”  Mr Laessing receiving a Prevention of Harassment Letter from the police after repeatedly contacting the girl A teacher at one of Britain’s best private schools has been sacked for sending inappropriate messages to young girls.Thomas Laessing, a mathematics teacher and head of tennis at St Paul’s School’s junior department, was warned by police to stop harassing one of the youngsters who had asked him to leave her alone.He had got hold of a young girl’s contact details from a “crew list” which he was given while working as a tutor on a sailing course.Mr Laessing continuously harassed a girl – known only as Child A – over three months, an National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) panel found.last_img read more

The Complete History Of First Person Shooters

first_imgIf there’s a single genre that defines the video game, it might be the first-person shooter. Think about it. When a TV show wants to have a gamer character, what kind of thing is he usually playing? Nine times out of ten they’ll be looking down iron sights and fragging foes over the Internet. There’s just something pure about the concept. No on-screen avatar to jerk around like a puppet. Your monitor is your eyes. Your mouse, your rifle. The connection is direct and immediate.First-person shooters have enjoyed a rocky history in the forty-five years they’ve been around (yes, you read that right). They’ve had waves of tremendous popularity and serious decline, but they always come back as new generations of game designers bring fresh ideas and technical excellence to the concept. In this article, we trace the genre back to the beginning and try to talk about every single FPS ever released on a major platform, along with links to videos of gameplay footage. We’re going to stick with games where the player character is primarily on foot, so most purely vehicular FPS games like Descent aren’t going to be included. If we forgot anything, let us know in the comments.See Through Your EyesComputer graphics was unexplored country in the 1970s. Once systems moved from punchcards to pixels on a screen, programmers started figuring out ways to make those pixels do interesting things.Historians agree that the first real attempt at a first-person shooter came in 1973 with Maze War for the Imlac PDS-1 computers installed at the NASA Ames Research Center. Steve Colley was the first credited developer, and in the game multiple users could walk through a 3-D maze one “tile” at a time, shooting other players (represented as eyeballs) on sight. It was clunky, but nothing like it had ever been tried.1974 saw Spasim, short for “Space Simulator,” on networked PLATO computers. This put you in control of a spaceship, not a human, but it rendered a 3D world in wireframe. Lest you think people were having fun with these early games, it’s important to note that the hardware of the time was so primitive that the screens would refresh once a second – a truly abysmal framerate. Later iterations of the game would become Panther, a tank simulation that would make the jump to the arcades a few years later.Insert CoinAny history of video games has to start in the arcades. In the 1980s, this was the gamer’s primary destination, with hardware on the bleeding edge pushing new and innovative developments in game design. Although we typically associate FPS gameplay with home computers, the arcades did see a few precursors to the genre, as well as some interesting takes on the idea.Probably the most important arcade ancestor of the FPS genre is Atari’s 1980 Battlezone. The vector-rendered game put players behind the treads of a deadly assault tank, capable of rotating and moving in any direction across a featureless landscape dotted with geometric solids and enemy foes. It’s primitive, but all the key elements are there.One arcade game that in intensity most resembles early FPSes was Midway’s 1981 Wizard Of Wor. With players navigating a dangerous maze infested with deadly creatures – and even able to shoot each other in two player mode – it was essentially Doom seen from above.Released the same year as Doom, Taito’s Gun Buster was the first free-roaming sprite-based FPS to hit arcades. It controlled with the unusual combination of a joystick for movement paired with a light gun for aiming and shooting, and cabinets could be networked together for multi-player deathmatches.Maze RunnerThe first real home computer FPS was MIDI Maze, released for the Atari ST by Hybrid Arts in 1987. It put players in the role of a Pac-Man like orb in a right-angled maze, able to move in any direction and shoot deadly bubbles at other Pacs.What made MIDI Maze so fascinating was its networking capability. Using the MIDI in and out ports typically delegated to sound recording and processing, the game could communicate with as many as 16 players in the same maze (although anything over 4 typically caused massive amounts of lag). Competitive deathmatches were fun, especially because users could create their own mazes with a simple text editor.In 1991, a version of MIDI Maze was released for the original Game Boy under the name Faceball 2000. Using a curious hardware hack, it enabled up to 16 of the portable consoles to be networked together for massive multiplay. But this game was a curiosity more than anything.Hungry Like The WolfWe’re almost a thousand words into this and we haven’t even hit Doom yet. Stay calm, buddy. Now’s the time when we meet the guys who would transform the world of first-person shooting forever.iD Software was founded by John Carmack, John Romero, Tom Hall, Adrian Carmack, all employees of publisher Softdisk. John Carmack’s technical genius enabled the team to wring incredible performance out of the PCs of the day, starting with 1990’s side-scrolling Commander Keen. When Carmack figured out a way to render 3D environments just as quickly as 2D ones, it energized the newborn company to innovate once more.Carmack developed the concept of raycasting with an earlier title called Catacomb 3D– making the computer only draw what the player could see, rather than the whole world around him – and it unshackled 3D gaming from the world of flight simulators and other niche wonk stuff.1992 saw the shareware release of iD’s Wolfenstein 3D, the unofficial sequel to classic adventure game Castle Wolfenstein. While that game put players in a 2D elevated view, this new title embedded them right in the skull of Allied spy William “B.J.” Blazkowicz, massacring Krauts inside a Nazi prison. John Romero and Tom Hall pushed the experience to be fast and visceral, keeping players constantly on their toes unlike the slower-paced fare of the time.The game saw 200,000 copies sold in a year, with publisher Apogee commissioning sequels and even releasing a collection of 800(!) player-made levels for the game. It was a tremendous hit and single-handedly created a new genre.And then, eighteen months later, there was Doom.Big F**ing GameThe success of Wolfenstein freed iD to follow their bliss, and they wanted more. Their next game would be bigger, faster, bloodier and scarier, powered by Carmack’s incredibly ambitious engine. With a couple side stops to make Hovertank 3-D (faster rendering) and Catacomb 3-D (mapping textures to surfaces), they had all the tools they needed. The team could now map surface textures onto 3D objects, have floors at varying altitudes, and light different areas at different levels of illumination. When attempts to gain the Aliens license fell through, Carmack revised the concept to be about technology vs. demons and Doom read more

Kitchen appliances patio furniture stolen from 8 Pinecrest homes

first_imgPINECREST, FLA. (WSVN) – At least eight houses have been burglarized in a Pinecrest neighborhood, and the crooks managed to get away with thousands of dollars worth of goods.According to police, the burglars have targeted at least eight vacant homes in Pinecrest over the last three months.A surveillance camera at one home captured two crooks entering the property. One of them then could be seen covering up the camera in April.Police said the duo have made off with more than $80,000 in high-end kitchen appliances and patio furniture.Officials want to stop them before they strike again.If you have any information on these burglaries, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Police arrest man who allegedly stabbed 1 in Miami Gardens

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, FLA. (WSVN) – Police have arrested a suspect in a Miami Gardens stabbing.Earl Barnes was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a person near Northwest 183rd Street and 32nd Avenue, Monday.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue units arrived on scene to find the victim suffering from a stab wound.Fire rescue crews airlifted the victim to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Response Teams Continue Cleanup Efforts On 3000 Gallon Fuel Spill In Kodiak

first_imgStory as aired: Audio PlayerJennifer-on-kodiak-update.mp3VmJennifer-on-kodiak-update.mp300:00RPd Due to the collapse of the structure there is a large amount of contaminated debris that is collectingwithin the containment boom. Oil spill containment (hard) boom has been deployed to contain the oil within the immediate area of the collapsed structures. Oil absorbent material has been placed inside of the hard boom andis successfully collecting oil at each tide cycle. Geoff Merrell, State On-Scene Coordinator, ADEC: “We’re at a normal part of a response where we have completed the initial emergency response portion of the incident where we have the immediate spill under control, contained, and not spreading.”  It has been determined that cause of the spill was that the dock structure supporting the building collapsed. This caused much of the building, along with the fuel bladder, to fall to the shoreline and water below. The entire contents of the bladder are suspected to have been released.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Responders from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation are continuing to conduct site assessments and implement preliminary cleanup efforts of the oil spill in Shuyak Strait, 49 miles north of Kodiak. According to a release from the ADEC, to date, 48 bags of oiled absorbent material have been collected. The Unified Command with the ADEC is in the process of developing safe site access and oil recovery and disposal plans.According to Merrell the next step is to establish a plan in order to address the issue on a long term basis.last_img read more

Modi ji ki sena remark EC warns Yogi Adityanath asks him to

first_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/1:39Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:38?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Close Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to the Indian Army as “Modiji ki Sena” at a rally in Ghaziabad on March 31.IANSFive days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath referred to the Indian Army as “Modiji ki Sena” (Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Army), at an election rally in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission of India (ECI) said that the UP chief minister has violated the model code of conduct. ECI has ‘cautioned’ Adityanath saying, “Be careful in your utterances in the future.”The ECI had served a show-cause notice to Adityanath and asked the BJP leader to file a reply by April 5. This comes after the Uttar Pradesh CM addressed a rally in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Adityanath referred to the Indian Army as “Modi ji ki sena” while drawing a comparison between the steps taken by the Modi-led NDA government against terrorism and the previous Congress government. “Things which were impossible for the SP-BSP, are now possible; it is possible since Modi is here. Congress used to feed biryani to terrorists but Modi ji ki sena (PM Modi’s army) gives them only golis and golas (bullets and bombs). This is the difference,” the Chief Minister said at the rally.Adityanath’s remarks drew sharp criticism from the Opposition. Former Navy Chief L Ramdas had also complained to the commission.Responding to Adityanath’s comments, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said,”It is shocking to hear the UP CM saying that the Indian Army is the ‘Modi Sena’. Such blatant personalisation and usurping of our beloved Indian Army is an insult and a humiliation.”EC had cautioned parties on forces referenceThe Commission had issued instructions to ensure that the spirit of the Model Code of Conduct is not violated. Despite the clear instructions, Yogi Adityanath made the remark. The ECI has asked political parties and their leaders to exercise “great caution” while making any reference to the Armed Forces in their poll campaigns. EC’s show cause notice to Adityanath was issued under the above instructions.center_img India is one of the most powerful countries in the world: CM Yogilast_img read more

Infosys will now evaluate employee performance periodically

first_imgInfosys Technologies, India’s second largest IT firm, will now assess the performance of its employees “periodically” instead of evaluating them once or twice in a year. The new evaluation process will lead to a change in “nature of goals” set for its employees.The move is aimed at getting feedback from the employees on a continuous basis, which will assist the company to plan their career development, said Pravin Rao, chief operating officer, Infosys.”Earlier, we had a standard set of goals, irrespective of the nature of projects. Now, we are going for a lot more flexibility within project teams, to customise and tailor the goals’ relevance,” Business Standard quoted Rao as saying.”Also, earlier, the goal setting used to happen once in every quarter or every six months or sometimes once a year, depending on the employee. Now, we have said if the kind of work the employee is doing changes after two months, you can evaluate against the old goal and the context and then set new goals for the new work he/she is doing. So, goal setting evaluation becomes a very continuous cycle, so that there is continuous feedback,” said Rao.The latest human resource initiative comes after the Bengaluru-based IT firm said that it would abandon using the Bell Curve model for evaluating its employees.Under the Bell Curve system, the managers were compelled to separate the employees into three categories and “rank the performance of 70% as average, 20% as high and 10%, low”.”It (removal of the Bell Curve model) gives a lot more flexibility in the system and reduces the angst during performance evaluation. In the long run, it will make people much more comfortable and would reinforce the belief that it is a fair organisation, there’s a lot of opportunities on career development and so on,” added Rao.In August, Infosys said that it had developed a new internal application to enable its employees to apply for various projects that match their skill set, a model similar to that of a mobile app used by Uber cab drivers to pick up passengers.The new programme named ‘Zero Bench’ was aimed at better utilisation of resources, as it tries to keep its structure “leaner and more disciplined”.last_img read more

Govt looking at cashrich PSUs to meet disinvestment shortfall Report

first_imgThe government is reportedly looking to ask cash-rich public sector undertakings (PSUs) to buy stakes in other state-run firms to make up for the massive shortfall of more than Rs 50,000 crore in its disinvestment target set for the current fiscal year.The idea had attracted a lot of criticism when it was first exercised during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s reign.Besides, the government is contemplating the idea of share buybacks by the cash-rich PSUs in the firms it may be ready to divest its stake, officials close to the developments told The Economic Times.”These options are available and have not been exercised. We will ask administrative ministries to hold consultations with their companies and come out with a viable plan,” said a senior finance ministry official.The finance ministry official said that administrative ministries may not be interested in the idea as they see the current market conditions as not suitable for disinvestment in the public sector firms.So far, the government has raised only Rs 12,600 crore by selling its stake in four public sector undertakings (PSUs) as against the target of Rs 69,500 crore for 2015-16.The Modi government had planned to raise Rs 69,500 crore through disinvestment in the current financial year, of which Rs 41,000 crore was targeted from minority stake sale and Rs 28,500 crore from strategic stake sale.Poor stock market conditions have forced the government to delay stake sale in PSUs. It has been able to sell stake in just four PSUs — Indian Oil, Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Dredging Corp — raising Rs 12,700 crore.With market conditions looking grim to continue with divesting stakes in PSUs and the growing pressure to fiscal deficit target, official are looking at “cross-holdings and share buybacks” to compensate the shortfall in disinvestment proceeds.The idea is cash-rich firms can use their surplus holdings to buy stakes put up for sale by the government, enabling the finance ministry to achieve its targets.last_img read more

Hartlage Earns Third AllACC Academic Team Honor

first_img GREENSBORO, N.C. – University of Louisville women’s golf rising senior Lauren Hartlage was selected to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic team, announced by the league on Wednesday (June 19). Hartlage opened up the spring season by earning medalist honors at the Moon Golf Invitational for her second collegiate victory. Her 10-under par 206 tied the second-best individual tournament in program history. For the latest on Louisville women’s golf, visit, or follow the team’s social media accounts on Twitter @UofLWGolf, Facebook /UofLWGolf, and Instagram @UofLWGolf. Story Links To be eligible for consideration for the All-ACC Academic team, a student-athlete, regardless of classification, must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.center_img  Print Friendly Version The Elizabethtown, Kentucky, native led the Cardinals with a 72.60 stroke average in 30 rounds this season, which ranks third all-time in program history. Hartlage finished in the top-10 in five of the 10 tournaments Louisville competed in and was the team’s top finisher at the NCAA East Lansing Regional. Hartlage has been named to the All-ACC Academic team in each of her three seasons with the Cardinals, making her only the second player in program history to earn all-academic three times.last_img read more

Mythological dance recital

first_imgRam Navami is celebrated in North India with great fervour and to mark the occasion, Bharatiya Sangeet Sadan and Sangeet Natak Akademi is going to organise a dance and music programme titled-’Shri Ram-Panchwati Varnan – Ram Van Gaman’ on Friday in the national Capital.Dr Mahesh Sharma, minister of State for Tourism & culture will be inaugurating the event where dance maestro and Padamshri Uma Sharma will perform Nritya-Bhinaya (Kathak) on this auspicious occasion. The cultural programme will provide a delightful experience to all dance and music lovers.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This event is based on the Tulsidas Chaupai and it will be presented by Uma Sharma with her disciples. Vocal support and music direction will be provided by Pt. Jwala Prasad. The performance will show the flawless presentation from the ancient text, chapter Ram Van Gaman and will unfold the deep emotion and love of Sita towards her better half. It will also show how for an Indian woman, the company of her husband is more important rather than the comfort of a palace. Panchvati Varnan is also narration of Surpanakha’s jealousy towards Sita’s beauty and how her rage to take revenge led to abduction of Sita. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixUma Sharma has worked majorly in preserving the ancient Indian art dance form with her passion and extensive research on our age-old dance form and brought out the transition of former style of Kathak to modern. She has travelled around the world narrating the timeless stories of Indian mythology and attended various workshops. To keep the culture long lived, she is mentoring budding stars who share the same interest and preserve the art.When: April 15Where: Meghdoot Theatre, Sangeet Natak AkademiTiming: 6:30 pmlast_img read more

Apple Confirms it Uses Google Cloud for iCloud

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 2 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Do you have your contacts, photos and other data data stored in Apple’s iCloud? Your encrypted files may actually be residing in Google’s cloud.As CNBC reports, the latest version of Apple’s iOS Security Guide, released last month, indicates that the Cupertino tech giant is now using Google’s Cloud Platform, in addition to Amazon’s S3 service, to store iCloud data. In the past, Apple has used Amazon’s S3 and Microsoft Azure for iCloud storage. Now, it appears Apple has ditched Azure in favor of Google Cloud Platform.Don’t worry about Google and Amazon having access to your data, though. Everything stored in iCloud — including contacts, calendars, photos, documents and more — is encrypted.”Each file is broken into chunks and encrypted by iCloud using AES-128 and a key derived from each chunk’s contents that utilizes SHA-256,” Apple wrote in the document. “The keys and the file’s metadata are stored by Apple in the user’s iCloud account. The encrypted chunks of the file are stored, without any user-identifying information, using third-party storage services, such as S3 and Google Cloud Platform.”As CNBC notes, we first heard rumblings back in 2016 that Google had gained Apple as cloud customer, but this is the first time the iPhone maker has confirmed its use of Google Cloud Platform for iCloud storage. Apple isn’t Google’s only big-name cloud customer. Spotify, Snap and PayPal also rely on Google’s cloud services.Apple offers users 5GB of free iCloud storage; after that, it charges $0.99/month for 50GB, $2.99/month for 200GB, or $9.99/month for 2TB.Meanwhile, Apple is gearing up to start storing the cryptographic keys for Chinese users’ iCloud accounts in China instead of the U.S. for the first time, according to Reuters. That change will give Chinese authorities the ability to go through their country’s own legal system, as opposed to U.S. courts, to get information on Chinese iCloud users.”Human rights activists say they fear the authorities could use that power to track down dissidents, citing cases from more than a decade ago in which Yahoo Inc. handed over user data that led to arrests and prison sentences for two democracy advocates,” Reuters reports. February 28, 2018last_img read more

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized for Creating Venous Thromboembolism Recognition Technology

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News | Analytics Software | October 31, 2016 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized for Creating Venous Thromboembolism Recognition Technology Hospital’s Information Services team created system that uses natural language processing to scan radiologist reports to identify patients potentially at high risk for hospital-acquired VTE October 31, 2016 — In an effort to improve patient care, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) Information Services team is using data and advanced analytics to screen patients for venous thromboembolism (VTE). This innovative technology is being honored by Drexel University and in their inaugural Analytics 50 award ceremony, which will be held on Nov. 9, 2016 at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business.VTE is currently the second-most common contributor to harm in hospitalized pediatric patients. If left untreated, it can result in a pulmonary embolism, infection or death. 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Mortgage Applications Down Nationwide

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Teenagers arrested after theft from pub

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