Two tribal women hockey players found hanging

first_imgRanchi: Two tribal women hockey players were found hanging from a tree in Jharkhand’s Simdega district, a senior police officer said on Tuesday. The two women hockey players – Sunandini Bage (23) and Shraddha Soreng (18) – went missing on Saturday and their bodies were found hanging from a tree at Biru village in Simdega district on Sunday, the officer said. The families of Sunandini and Shraddha alleged that they were murdered. On the basis of the complaint lodged by the family members, an FIR has been registered under IPC section 302 (murder) against unidentified persons, the officer said. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ Post-mortems were conducted at Simdega Sadar Hospital on Monday and the bodies were cremated at their native places. Superintendent of Police, Simdega, Sanjeev Kumar on Tuesday claimed that the mystery behind the death of the two sportspersons will be solved very soon. He, however, refused to divulge whether it was a case of murder or suicide, adding that such disclosure at this juncture would adversely affect the investigations. “We have interrogated several persons in Jharkhand and Odisha and gathered some vital clues. In fact, one of our team is still camping in Rourkela. They are expected to return in the evening. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K “The post mortem reports of the deceased too are expected to reach us in the evening or tomorrow morning. Thereafter, we will be in a position to say something in definite terms,” the Simdega SP told PTI. Shraddha belonged to Patratoli village in Simdega district and was a student of a school at Birmitrapur in Sundergrah district while Sunandini was from Gipitola Lachra village in Sundergarh district of Odisha. Both of them used to train at a hockey coaching centre in Rourkela and became friends. “Though they did not regularly stay together, but they frequented each other’s place in Simdega and Sundergarh,” the SP said.last_img read more

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Leap Motion used to control 3D projected scene floating in mid air

first_imgAs the rest of the world waits for Leap Motion to hit shelves and give us all a reason to wave our hands at our computers like crazy people, one developer has already started looking at new ways to interact with displays. A simple 3D globe demo offers a peek into a holographic future that puts hand gestures at the middle of the experience.Ever since the first video of some clever developers hacking a Kinect to interact with a PC, there have been a growing number of users excited to bring that experience to their own computers. Kinect was a great step forward, but not really accurate enough for close range interactions. Leap Motion has been the thing on everyone’s mind for some time, ever since they were able to show off just how much more accurate it is in a close range situation. Leap Motion has a lot of possibilities, but it is up to developers at this point to offer a reason for consumers who aren’t tech obsessed to pick one up.Robbie Tilton’s Vimeo account is filling up with experiences he has crafted with Leap Motion. His primary focus seems to be recreating the kind of interaction seen in Iron Man 2, and who can blame him? Is there really a geek out there who wouldn’t want that?We’re a little while away from projectors being as inexpensive or functional as the ones Tony Stark was using, but there’s no good reason we can’t enjoy this demo in the mean time. Using Three.js and his Leap Motion, Tilton has created a display that moves with his finger as it passes across the sensor. Leap Motion captures his actions in a 3D space, and the globe rotates to match.As more developers get their units, and the Kickstarter pre-orders are filled, we’ll see more and more amazing things done with Leap Motion. In May, Leap Motion will hit the shelves at Best Buy locations across the US, and by then there’s likely to be some really clever things you can do with this new tech.last_img read more

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Le plus vieil orangoutan en captivité du monde est mort

first_imgLe plus vieil orang-outan en captivité du monde est mortSelon l’agence de presse Kyodo, l’orang-outan le plus vieux en captivité au monde est mort samedi dans un zoo de Tokyo au Japon.Molly avait 59 ans et quatre mois et résidait au parc zoologique de Tama, au Japon, où elle est morte le week-end dernier. Mais la femelle orang-outan était née en Indonésie. C’est en 1955 qu’elle a rejoint l’archipel nippon, pour un autre zoo de la capitale : le jardin zoologique d’Ueno.À lire aussiLe chat de Pallas, un félin sauvage aussi irrésistible que méconnuLe primate était devenu célèbre ces dernières années car il avait un talent caché : Molly savait dessiner avec des crayons. Une prouesse pas tellement surprenante car depuis les années 1960, les experts démontrent que ces animaux utilisent des outils dans la nature, ainsi qu’un langage des signes.L’état de santé de l’orang-outan avait commencé à se détériorer en mars selon le zoo de Tama, mais la nature de sa maladie reste pour l’heure inconnue.A présent, le plus vieil orang-outan captif est une autre femelle du zoo, Gypsy, avec un âge estimé à 57 ans et quatre mois, précise Kyodo.Le 3 mai 2011 à 16:41 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

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Challenged Athlete Foundation awards seven athletes with financial assistance

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIn a Grant Night Presentation Wednesday, the Challenged Athlete Foundation presented seven individuals with financial support through their annual grant.The money will go towards providing sports equipment, sports prosthetics, mentoring and competition expenses for athletes of all ages and abilities.KUSI’s Allie Wanger was the emcee for the event. Posted: April 25, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Challenged Athlete Foundation awards seven athletes with financial assistance Updated: 10:46 PMcenter_img April 25, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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Tanker truck overturned in front of SDCCU stadium

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Tanker truck overturned in front of SDCCU stadium Updated: 4:47 PM KUSI Newsroom, SAN DIEGO ( KUSI ) – A tanker truck has overturned in front of SDCCU Stadium at San Diego Mission Road and Mission Village Drive in Mission Valley, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Hazardous materials crews have been called in to deal with fluid spilled from the big rig.Hazardous materials crews are working to clean up roughly 300 gallons of ethanol that spilled out of that overturned tanker truck in front of SDCCU Stadium in Mission Valley, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Traffic lanes are closed around the intersection of San Diego Mission Road and Mission Village Drive, police report.No injuries have been reported. KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 20, 2019 SDFD is working a HazMat 1st Alarm at MISSION VILLAGE DR & SAN DIEGO MISSION RD. The call was received on 06/20/2019 at 03:20:26 PM and unit(s) arrived at 03:21:28 PM. Updates at: https://t.co/8GOxqhxfBm #FS19091475— SDFD Newsworthy Incidents (@SDFD_Incidents) June 20, 2019 June 20, 2019last_img read more

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Kenai Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Family Member With Tire Iron

first_imgAccording to online court records a warrant was issued for Sipes by Kenai Court on March 16. According to an online trooper dispatch published on March 20, investigation revealed Arnold Sipes,26, of Kenai, placed a family member in fear of being injured when he produced a tire iron during a verbal argument. Sipes was arrested on March 18, for Assault in the 3rd Degree domestic violence and transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility.center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers responded to a call regarding a physical disturbance at a residence on Coyote Lane near Nikiski, on March 14.last_img

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Indian Railways announces free transportation of aid in

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian Railways on Saturday announced to provide free transportation of aid and relief measures in flood-affected Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala till August 31. “All Government Organisation across the country can book relief material for free of cost to Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra States. Other organisation as deemed fit by Divisional Railway Managers (DRMs) may also avail of this provision,” an official press note said. Also Read – Enforcement Directorate summons Karnataka Congress leader D.K. Shivakumar Advertise With Us “However, it may be ensured that shipper is District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner in whose jurisdiction the dispatching/ receiving station is situated,” it added. Since the transportation of relief is free of cost for the above-mentioned states, therefore, there will be no additional charges for delay/wharfage or any other. This provision will be in effect till Aug 31, 2019, until further orders. This was issued with the approval of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.last_img read more

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Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 Shashi Tharoor Ashiq Abu Ask Followers to Help

first_imgCrowd funding is not just the best way to get financial backing for new projects but also a way to find popularity amongst the public. So when the Kochi Muziris Biennale looked for a way to raise enough funds through the public to make India’s biggest contemporary art event a success, it’s no wonder that the organisers turned to online crowd funding.Hosted on the crowd funding platform Catapoolt, and aiming to raise Rs. 15 crore in three months, the campaign is expected to bring universal attention to India’s first Biennale. Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 Crowd Funding CampaignFacebook/ Kochi-Muziris Biennale”An event of this scale needs all the support it can get, but our campaign objective is not just to raise funds; we want to make it participatory, allow people to take ownership of it and feel proud of it,” said Riyas Komu, the Secretary of the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014, in a statement.Thanks to the immense support it is already receiving from celebrities who are huge on social media platforms, like MP Shashi Tharoor and film maker Aashiq Abu, and is already catching the attention of quite a few people worldwide.While Aashiq Abu, who has around 69,000 followers of Twitter tweeted, “2nd Edition of Our Biennale needs Our support. Join hands with Kochi Muziris Biennale this time. Lets #crowdfund”, Tharoor posted, “Kochi-Muziris Biennale hoping to raise 15 crores through crowdfunding for next edition. See Initiative at ​http://kochimuzirisbiennale.org/donate”.Social media platforms are already abuzz with the news and people from across the globe like Johanna Cronin of California and Howard Marks of Los Angeles are taking to Twitter to announce: “Crowd funding drive for Kochi Muziris Biennale launched #crowdfunding #tech #invest http://bit.ly/1y6ioXB”.Maya Allison, the founding director of the university gallery at NYU in Abu Dhabi applauded the “scrappy brilliance” of Biennale: “The 2nd edition of the only Indian biennial already has a rep for scrappy brilliance. It will use donations well…”The second edition of Kochi Muziris Biennale, curated by Mumbai-based artist Jitish Kallat has a projected budget of Rs 26 crore, some of which will be met by government support and corporate sponsorship. Of the projected Rs 26-crore budget, a chunk would go towards shipment of artists’ works from India and abroad.”We request everyone to take this donation drive seriously. The Biennale makes a major cultural impact and brings valuable international focus to the region,” said Komu, who co-curated the first Biennale in 2012.This year, India’s biggest contemporary art event will begin on 12 December 2014 and run for 108 days. It will feature the works of 94 artists from three countries around the globe. To donate to the crowd funding which has received only about .03% of the target at $ 747, go to the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2014 Catapoolt page.last_img read more

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Bookmyshow aims to augment bookings by 50 in 2016

first_imgBigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the owner of online tickets booking portal Bookmyshow.com, is aiming to see 50% increase in tickets sold on its platform to 150 million tickets this year.As a part of its efforts to achieve the target, the company plans to add 200 single-screen theatres from smaller towns to its ticket booking portal.”We have a lot of focus on user engagement which will be driven by payment services and discovery and value-added services,” Marzdi Kalianiwala, head of business intelligence at the company, told Mint.The company has already partnered with 600-800 single-screen theatres.”15% of the supply in terms of screens would come from the next 40 towns,” Kalianiwala said.Earlier this month, China’s search engine giant Baidu was reported to be in talks with Indian start-ups, including BookMyShow, to foray into the fast-growing Indian e-commerce market.The virtual wallet rolled out by the company in August last year is currently used by 2.5 million people. The Mumbai-based firm plans to improve the features of the wallet by adding “peer-to-peer sharing for better payment options by March this year” as it sees 70% of the bookings coming from the mobile platform.”On an average, users buy three tickets almost two to three times a month. Hence launching a wallet made sense. We think it’s important to target the pre-22 age group that is 20-25% of the user base that mainly transacts in cash and the peer-to-peer lending feature would help target this audience,” says Kalianiwala.It plans to launch the new feature by August this year. In addition, the company is looking to sign up with general provision stores for the users to top up the wallet by paying cash. Users will also be able to transfer the top up amount back into their accounts.The company has also taken another initiative where the merchants will provide “a combined ticket and coupon scheme.” It is currently running the scheme with 70 merchants on a pilot basis.”This allows users to redeem coupons based on the location of the area they are watching movies which makes the offer relevant. We are looking to roll out the initiative in two months,” Kalianiwala said. Features like last-minute cancellations of movie tickets may be added to the value-added services, he added.last_img read more

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Switch Games That Arent Zelda HasBeen Heroes

first_img Controller Patent Teases SNES Games on SwitchPlay These Nintendo Switch Games Before ‘Pokemon Sword and Shield&… Stay on target If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.I thought my confessional on why I don’t like roguelikes might be the last thing I’d ever have to write about the genre. However, a significant amount of the intriguing indie games coming to Nintendo Switch That Aren’t Zelda draw inspiration from this accursed unforgiving strain of permadeath RPGs. Beloved blasphemy blaster The Binding of Isaac is already available and soon we’ll get to play Enter the Gungeon and Tumbleseed and Gonner and who knows what else. So if I’m going to keep writing these columns, roguelikes are still in my future, roguelikes such as Has-Been Heroes (also available on other platforms).Published by GameStop’s new indie label GameTrust, Has-Been Heroes has a slight but serviceable set-up. Players control three warriors, two of whom used to be glorious heroes before they got old, escorting twin princesses across monster-infested lands. Once you inevitably die, a friendly deity collects the souls of monsters you have slain and gives you rewards as well as a new chance at life. Roguelikes tend to find clever ways to justify their endless loops, and Has-Been Heroes opts for a comedic, Groundhog Day tone.AdChoices广告The story may be shallow, but the mechanics are the exact opposite, and somewhat difficult to describe in words. Three face buttons correspond to the three heroes in three different lanes. As monsters walk down one lane and can attack them. With the right timing, you can swap heroes in and out of lanes for combo attacks.It’s a lot of coordination to wrap your head around, but elaborate attacks aren’t optional. Enemies get tough quick, often dealing one-hit kills once they reach you, and they usually need to be stunned before they can be damaged. So you’ll have to use tactics like breaking a monster’s guard with the Rogue’s multi-strike attack and then dealing damage with the Warrior’s massive sword swing or the Monk’s staff, all while making sure attacks will be recharged in time for the next closest enemies.Combat is technically real-time, but you can pause at will to plan your next moves and reduce tension somewhat. If you are in a pinch, you can also use spells that shoot fireballs or multiply your attacks. In-between battles make sure to visit shops that sell random new spells and items.These mechanics aren’t immediately intuitive, but after enough deaths and restarts, I did begin to respect their fascinating complexity. I enjoyed pulling off smart and efficient combos that made use of every party member’s unique strengths. It’s almost like fantasy RPG Plants vs. Zombies. I just wish this gameplay was in a game that wasn’t a roguelike.I promise not to repeat this every time I write about roguelikes but it’s hard for me to get invested in a game where progression constantly slips between your fingers. I would be very interested in a proper RPG with these mechanics alongside persistent stats and spells and items earned. But fighting the same early enemies and bosses with the same base abilities over and over again is just boring as well as frustratingly hard.I also wish Has-Been Heroes looked a bit better. The heroes themselves have nice cartoon designs and unlocking more of them is the game’s greatest reward, but the art style is a little flat and sparse. This is especially disappointing since developer Frozenbyte’s Trine games paired three-character, The Lost Vikings action with gorgeous visuals back on the Wii U.If you enjoy roguelikes and are looking for a Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda, you can disregard much of what I just said and seriously consider giving Has-Been Heroes a shot. And even as a roguelike hater the unique mechanics were addictive enough to keep me coming back more often than I would’ve expected. But this wasn’t the game to change my mind about roguelikes. Until next time!Check back next week for another Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda.Want to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about the Nintendo Switch.Buy it now!The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WindNintendo SwitchEssential Nintendo Switch Accessorieslast_img read more

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Physicists investigate best friends forever

first_img 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. Using data from nearly 2 million people and 8 million phone calls over the course of a year, physicist Cesar Hidalgo from the University of Notre Dame and sociologist Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile have investigated the persistence of relationships within the cell phone network. Somewhat intuitively, they found that the leading cause of persistent relationships is reciprocity – returning a friend´s call. Further, they could use these characteristics to predict the nature of relationships in the future.As the researchers explain in their study, the persistence of the connection between two individuals is a measurement of how often they call each other. The scientists analyzed 15-day intervals, and determined if the two callers made contact within each interval. The greater number of these chunks of time in which contact occurred, the higher the pair´s persistence value was.The scientists found that the majority (60%) of ties between two callers lasted for just one 15-day interval. The next 20% of ties disappeared slowly throughout the course of the year, and the remaining 20% persisted for the entire one-year period. The results showed that the strongest factor determining persistence values was when individuals returned calls to each other. When links were reciprocated, those links had a greater chance of persisting for longer time periods. Also, when an individual´s connections had connections among themselves (when a person´s friends knew each other), his or her own connections lasted longer. The results also revealed insight into “social butterflies” – individuals with a high number of links. “One result that I thought was somehow not so intuitive was the trade-off between the degree (number of links) of a person and the persistence of its ties,” Hidalgo told PhysOrg.com. “It has been known for a long time that some people are much more connected than others, yet it was not known whether these highly connected individuals also had a larger number of strong connections. While time constraints may force people with more ties to be less persistent on average, the data also showed that, in absolute terms, people with more ties also have a greater number of persistent ties than those less connected. Highly connected individuals are not trading quality for quantity; rather, they appear to be more socially expressed in both the numbers of links and the persistence or strength of them.” By knowing the characteristics of persistence, the researchers could look at the features of the network for the first 15 days, and predict what the network would look like in the future. Since social connections play a role in areas such as collective decision making and consumption, predicting these connections might help researchers predict some of society´s actions. For example, measuring the persistence of a person´s social ties might open a new dimension for marketing segmentation strategies.”One area which is interested in new ways of characterizing individuals is marketing,” Hidalgo said. “To more effectively market their products, companies have traditionally segmented the targeted population by age, gender, ethnicities and socioeconomic status. As data on the social structure becomes increasingly available, it becomes possible for companies to categorize people based on their local structure on the social network. “This opens a new layer of information that cannot be accessed otherwise. The social structure surrounding an individual is likely the result of its behavior and personality, hence is likely to carry more relevant information than its age and gender. The persistence of a person´s social relationships is a dynamical measure that can be used to tell us how strongly a person is connected to its peers. It could indicate a level of respect or authority that cannot be captured by purely structural measures, such as the number of links or the density of its social structure.”More information: Hidalgo, Cesar A. and Rodriguez-Sickert, C. “The dynamics of a mobile phone network.” Physica A 387 (2008) 3017-3024. Citation: Physicists investigate ‘best friends forever’ (2008, April 22) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2008-04-physicists-friends.html Explore furthercenter_img Some friendships are short and fleeting, while others may last years. Although a wide variety of factors go into determining the strength of our relationships, the long-lasting ones seem to share a number of the same characteristics, according to a recent study. Collegiate affirmative action bans tied to rise in smoking among minority high schoolers A network model created with data from the study: blue nodes are males, pink nodes are females, and gray nodes are unknown gender. The node size is proportional to the age of the phone user, and the color and width of the links grows with persistence. Image credit: Cesar Hidalgo and Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert.last_img read more

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Internet Security

first_img This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Brought to you by PCWorld 4 min read ProsExcellent performerConsRough interfacePricing :Amazon.com $69.99BitDefender Internet Security 2008 BitDefender was an excellent performer among security suites, but it’s best for experts who don’t need guidance regarding security extras and pop-up alerts and who don’t mind therough interface.BitDefender Internet Security 2008 ($40 for one PC, $50 for three PCs) pairs shining success with disappointing failure. It outperformed every other suite in crucial malware detection tests, unmasked every rootkit sample, and finished second among the eight suites evaluated for our “All-in-One Security Suites: Tried and Tested” roundup on a separate spyware and adware detection test.But this stellar performance behind the scenes was seriously marred by an unpleasant user experience. From aggravations with the initial installation to difficulties with warning pop-ups, BitDefender’s flaws are hard to brush off.BitDefender did extremely well when subjected to AV-Test.org’s 674,589 inactive malware samples, detecting 98 percent of them. It also did the best job of detecting new, unknown malware in heuristics tests, with a 29 percent catch rate using one-month-old signatures. And it also tied for first with Kaspersky Internet Security 7.0 for the fastest response (0 to 2 hours) to malware outbreaks.The suite detected all six inactive rootkit samples, though its efforts to disinfect one of them (Vanquish) crashed our test computer. BitDefender caught 97 percent of inactive spyware and adware samples, too, but it was our test group’s second-worst offender at flagging false positives–though its 0.06 percent rate for false positives lies within an acceptable range.As an infection remover, BitDefender didn’t hold up as well. It successfully sanitized the files related to four out of five infections, but it completely failed to remove changes to the Windows Registry. Though they pose less danger of serious harm to your system than malware files, altered Registry entries can interfere with the smooth running of your PC.BitDefender’s firewall successfully masked a protected PC against outside scans, but it displayed needless warnings when the Firefox Web browser tried to access the Internet. That program should be on any firewall’s list of known (and approved) applications.The suite offers a good array of secondary features, including antiphishing, parental controls, antispam, and data privacy. But these extras need polish. The browser-based antiphishing tool didn’t block any sites until I enabled the feature’s heuristic detection, which is off by default. When I enabled parental control for other users, I wasn’t prompted to set a program password–but if you fail to do so and you set up your kids’ accounts with administrator rights, they’ll be able to turn off the parental controls.The antispam features currently tie into Outlook and Outlook Express only; a few other suites tie into Windows Mail and Thunderbird as well. The suite’s Identity Control data privacy features requires that you manually enter any data (such as credit card numbers) that you want to prevent from being sent out on the Internet. Though that practice is fairly standard among suites, BitDefender pushes you to create the definitions on first use, and it’s not easy to figure out how to bypass this step.BitDefender’s warning pop-ups did a poor job of guiding us through the steps of removing a detected e-mail worm (Warezov). The pop-up alert had options for ignoring, quarantining, or deleting the file. But perhaps because ther malware was lurking inside a .zip file, the security suite’s default option was to ignore the infection. Choosing to quarantine the archive failed, but rather than alerting me to the failure. the program just popped up the same window without the quarantine option. Choosing delete finally worked.Unlike every other suite we tested, BitDefender doesn’t provide contextual help links that take you straight to the parental control help section if you click ‘Help’ while changing those settings, for example. Also, BitDefender asked again for the program registration code and registration information when we logged on as another user on the same PC. The company acknowledged that this is a program bug it intends to fix.If BitDefender’s interface and warnings were anywhere near as good as its virus detection engine, the suite would be easy to recommend. But its confusing pop-ups, program bugs, and high false positive rate make it best suited to a user who has strong technical skills and can at times make the right security choices without guidance from the software.– Erik Larkin November 29, 2007 Enroll Now for Freelast_img read more

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Bring back the Road Trip Sunshine Coast

first_imgDomestic tourism in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast will be amplified by a new media marketing strategy intent on reviving the Australian road trip.Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) chief executive Ian Gillespie said the new campaign; entitled “Bring back the Road Trip” is aimed at re-igniting Queenslander’s passion for home-state travel. “Whether it be a day trip, weekend away or extended holiday; visitors that drive to the Sunshine Coast are one of the most crucial markets for our tourism industry,” Sunshine Coast Destination Ltd (SCDL) chief Steve Cooper said. “In addition to this cooperative campaign, SCDL in conjunction with RACQ are creating virtual information centres which will further promote the Sunshine Coast region and provide access to 1.2 million RACQ members.” RACQ members already benefit from the provision of free maps but the organisation also provides other services including online trip planners, roadside assistance, insurance and condition reports. “We look forward to working with the RACQ to drive more visitors to our region,” Mr Cooper said. Annually, the Queensland day trip market is worth $3.3 billion to the state’s economy, and the total value of domestic tourism to Queensland was more than $13 billion annually.The campaign will begin in August and will be marketed through television, radio, newspapers and social media. Sunshine Coast Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more

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roomsXML of Arabia – another year at ATM

first_imgroomsXML of Arabia – another year at ATM roomsXML of Arabia – another year at ATMAs well as demonstrating product and explaining the value proposition of using roomsXML’s superior inventory, the key message for 2016 was “develop and work under one’s own brand rather than developing somebody else’s”.Managing director, roomsXML Solutions Limited India, Prakash Bang declared: “When tied with a third party brand (such as an OTA through an affiliate program) travel agents lack the flexibility to work as per changing market dynamics. They have no options but to depend on the inventory, mark-ups, vendors, etc. that are offered by the principals.“Worst, when the relationship comes to an end, the travel agent needs to go back to the drawing board. The better option is to have one’s own brand.”Bang further explained: “Travel Agents have the option of not choosing to work with our feed. There’s no binding. They can be with us as long as we are competitive and have a service that keeps them happy. This transparency and openness gives agents the flexibility they need whilst keeping us sharp.“At roomsXML.com, innovation is the key differentiator. That’s what keeps us leading the pack. Till date we have introduced 11 specific features that are the industry’s first – and many of them are yet to be emulated.”During ATM the group additionally strengthened its relationship with a number of highly-regarded travel technology companies. roomsXML.comconnect todaySource = roomsXML.comlast_img read more

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Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani are Inseparable Soulmates in Kabir Singh Song

first_imgThe third track of the upcoming movie Kabir Singh, starring Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani, titled Mere Sohneya is out. The song is written by Irshad Kamil and sung and composed by Sachet Tandon. Mere Sohneya is soul touching, following in the footsteps of previous tracks Bekhayali and Tujhe Kitna Chahne Lage. It touches the heart of every listener in many ways and Shahid-Kiara’s chemistry sparks fire in each and every moment of the song. The lyrics make you fall in love with them. The song invites you to get smitten by love, and celebrate the journey of Kabir, played by Shahid and Preeti, portrayed by Kiara. Unlike the earlier songs which portray Shahid as an alcoholic angry man, this song is rather light-mood and shows happy moments of the Shahid-Kiara pair from the film. Watch Mere Sohneya from Kabir Singh here:Talking about how he prepared for the role of a surgeon that he essays in Kabir Singh, Shahid told IANS, “Kabir Singh is an accomplished surgeon – perhaps the best in his field. So the mannerisms and actions needed to be precise. Interacting with experts gave me a deeper understanding of the craft.” Kabir Singh is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. It is releasing on June 21. Follow @News18Movies for more BekhayaliIrshad KamilKabir and PreetiKAbir Singh First Published: June 6, 2019, 3:55 PM ISTlast_img read more

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