Local Government Elections heat up across The Bahamas

first_img Related Items: #MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp #BahamasLocalGovernmentElections2017#BahamasLGE2017Due Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 6th 2017: It’s June 2017, and that means Local Government Elections are due. Following the general elections last month, Acting Parliament Registration Commissioner, Charles Albury says his department was already in preparation mode for the upcoming Local Government polls. The date has not been set yet.There are a total of 32 local government districts, 13 second-schedule districts and 19 third-schedule districts.  Local government is administered through the Office of the Prime Minister.Consultant at the Department, Mr.Harrison Thompson described the process of electing council members during the local government polls, “council members are elected to govern from the town committee. From the town committee there’s a designated number of council members for each district, except in Grand Bahama where they will vote directly for council members as opposed to committee members. From the town committee, you are eligible to be council on most of the islands”, end quote.The last Local Government Polls held in June 2011 and saw 391 positions contested.last_img read more

New camouflage technology from BAE hides war machines

first_img BAE Systems Selected to Develop Humvee on-Board Vehicle Power System More information: Press release (PhysOrg.com) — BAE Systems says it has a camouflage system that can render battle machines like tanks invisible or even seen as other objects in the immediate environment to protect against attack. The ‘cloak’ applied to a tank, which is BAE’s illustrated object to showcase its Adaptiv technology, can enable the tank to blend into the environment undetected or to look like another object entirely, avoiding night vision surveillance equipment and infrared targeting by aircraft. In so doing, the Adaptiv technology can mask the vehicle’s infrared signature. Explore further The Adaptiv cloak consists of a sheet of hexagonal hand-sized patches, or as BAE calls them, pixels. Their thermo electric material can switch temperatures quickly. On-board thermal cameras are what drive the panels, picking up whatever scenery is around and then showing that image on the vehicle. Around 1,000 of these panels can cover a small tank.BAE field-tested its technology on a Swedish CV90 tank made to blend into the scenery without detection. Alternatively, the pixels can protect gear by manipulating their appearance. Tanks can be made to look like cars, large rocks, trucks,or cows, for example.The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), helped fund BAE’s project; use of the infra-red spectrum in warfare has been an important focus for them.BAE estimates that the technology could be ready for production in two years. Later this month BAE will demonstrate the technology on a CV90 tank at the UK Defense and Security Equipment International exhibition from September 13 to 16. According to reports, research about the Adaptiv approach has been submitted to Britain’s Ministry of Defence.Since the days when infantry men marched in confidence wearing helmets with hanging leaves, technology has come a long way and has a way to go in the use of camouflage in the face of modern weapons. BAE sees its Adaptiv technology as a breakthrough, however. Past attempts have entailed excessive power requirements and that’s where Adaptiv stands out. Adaptiv project manager Pader Sjolund in a statement said Adaptiv panels in contrast consume relatively little power. “Our panels can be made so strong that they provide useful armor protection and consume relatively low levels of electricity,” he said.No doubt developments and ideas to address camouflage for warfare will continue in and outside BAE Systems. “Invisibility cloaks” is a topic of research that has been explored for some time. In 2006, Sir John Pendry at Imperial College London, led a group that focused on a “transformation optics” technique that involves the design of materials that steer light around objects, making them disappear from view.center_img © 2011 PhysOrg.com Citation: New camouflage technology from BAE hides war machines (2011, September 7) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-camouflage-technology-bae-war-machines.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

CU to recruit permanent hostel supers to curb incidents of ragging

first_imgKolkata: The Calcutta University (CU) has decided to recruit permanent hostel superintendents at all its hostels, to curb incidents of ragging. The decision was taken at the syndicate meeting, the highest decision-making body of the varsity on Monday. The varsity has also decided to demarcate one of its 16 hostels only for first year male students, as they have been found to be the most vulnerable to ragging as per records of the varsity.It may be mentioned that in the last few months, there have been a number of complaints of ragging from the hostels under CU and some of the students have complained directly to University Grants Commission (UGC) through e-mail. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThis had resulted in a section of educationists raising questions over the role of the varsity in investigation of ragging incidents. “We are taking strong measures to curb incidents of ragging in our hostels. A number of hostels did not have full-time permanent hostel superintendents. Now, we will recruit them on a permanent basis,” CU vice-chancellor Sonali Chakravarti Banerjee said.A senior official of the varsity, who attended the syndicate meeting, informed that the persons who will be recruited as hostel superintendents, will stay round-the-clock in the hostels and keep a hawk eye on the activities. The minimum qualification for the new recruits will have to be graduate and their age group should be between 45-55. “We have often seen that young persons who are in charge of hostels are unable to control students and the latter have a tendency to ignore his/her instructions. So, we have taken a decision to have an age group for the superintendents,” the official added.”The majority of the complaints that we receive come from first year students. We have decided to segregate a New Law Hostel only for first year male students. The idea is to see whether there are any complaints from this hostel. If the plan works out, then we will earmark another hostel for first year women students,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Indias Youngest Pianist

first_imgBorn in 2006, Gauri Mishra is India’s youngest pianist. Her journey for the byways of the piano repertoire started since she was 4 years old. With her sheer dedication and hard-work, she created the National record at the age of 9, of being the youngest piano player in the country. She has also been remarked as the youngest pianist of world by two reputed organisations – ‘Assist world records’ and ‘World records India’. Her parents discusses her future plans with Millennium Post in an interview. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfWith already being recognised by more than 10 world record organisations and being the youngest pianist of India, does she plan to break any more records in the future? Whatever she is today, it’s because of her mentor Dr Aman Bathla (Fastest Pianist of the World) and all her well-wishers’ blessings and support. Currently she wants to concentrate on her passion and hone her musical skills.Does she aspire to learn any more musical instruments other than piano? Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsive She is very much enjoy playing Piano and would love to do more on it, and learning life through Piano. However she also likes to play Guitar and violin. How is she able to excel at her studies, sports as well as being “The Youngest Pianist of India” at such a tender age? Gauri’s musical journey is very charming and splendid so far, but not easy along with studies. All these achievements could not have been possible without faith on her Guru. Her school lays a lot of focus on extra curricular activities which give her a chance to experience life beyond academics. We understand the importance of time or work management, and we have tried to make her adopt this in life for better management of her passion and studies. How much time does she dedicate every day to practising piano? She usually practices daily for 1 to 2 hours, depending on her mood and study work load. Again it boils down to managing between studies and passion, which she is able to do very well till now.  Is there anything else that she loves to do?  She is fond of learning new things in the field of Science, reading books, acting and sports. Several times she had participated in skating competitions and theatre workshops (Kingdom of Dream Gurgaon, Epic Center Theater and Mumbai) and won many medals and trophies at school level competitions. But her love for piano is something else. It is not only her passion, but a medium to calm her mind. Whenever she plays piano at home, at public or at a concert she seems to be in a different world. So she wants to learn music because it is the most powerful medium to connect with each other.last_img read more

Is Online Banking Safe

first_img 2 min read April 15, 2010 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Although small-business owners are often encouraged by their banks to use online banking services, recent news about common tools of the trade hasn’t been good.Last November, the FBI issued a warning about a serious uptick in online banking fraud targeting small businesses, especially Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions–which are used for direct deposit of payroll, vendor payments and the like–wire transfers and malware that steals sensitive information, including account numbers and passwords.The problem is so bad that the Better Business Bureau has launched an initiative to help businesses keep all of their data–including sensitive banking information–secure. David Zetoony, an attorney with business law and litigation firm Bryan Cave in Washington, D.C., is the co-author of a free handbook published as part of the program, Data Security–Made Simpler. He offers the following tips for businesses that use online banking services:Work with your bank.”You should question your bank about what they’re doing to protect your account,” Zetoony says. Aside from checking your business accounts daily for unauthorized transactions, you should ask your banking representative whether the bank offers any other protections. Dual authorization–which requires two separate log-ins and authorizations from different people to process a transaction–is popular, he says.Use a dedicated computer.Online banking should be conducted on a dedicated computer that is operated only for the banking transactions and for virus and malware checks, then shut down, Zetoony says. This limits the ability of hackers to access information and makes it less likely that malware can be inadvertently installed and steal sensitive information. The computer should also be password-protected and used only by those who conduct online banking transactions.Keep anti-virus and anti-malware protection up to date.No virus or malware protection is perfect, but it’s important to take advantage of the protection they do offer, Zetoony says. Check for updates each time you open your computer for banking transactions and run the updated software after each session. This story appears in the May 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more