Related Posts Tags:#Apple#AR#ARkit#Augmented Reality#Google Glass#Internet of Things#IoT#iPad#iPhone#Metaio How AR and VR Will Enhance Customer Experience David Curry Few Industries will not be Transformed by AR an… How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Apple has patented a method of overlaying details onto real-world environments, similar to what Google was trying to achieve with Glass.The user would see details of points of interest, like the names of buildings on Fifth Avenue or the different parts of a car. In the patent, the user clicks the point to see more information, which could include details on the store or a video of what the car part does.See Also: iPhone 8 may include 3D laser to support AR appsApple shows the real-world overlay on the iPhone and iPad for the majority of the patent, filed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in 2013, but at the end shows how it could be added to augmented reality glasses.The patent, according to Apple Insider, stems from Metaio, an AR startup that Apple purchased in 2013.It is interesting that the patent has become public now, as Apple readies ARkit for iOS 11. It already has IKEA and a few other big names working on AR apps for the iPhone and iPad, and rumors are abound about the company working on AR glasses.Apple’s executives, far from hiding their interest, have regularly said AR is an area where they see huge potential. Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company is working on a “big idea like the smartphone” in an interview with The Independent, which is as strong a hint as any that a hardware product is on the way.AR has been heralded as the future of mobile by some, but it is still considered a long way off. The computation required to provide real-time overlay would be massive, which is why Apple may be looking to integrate it on the iPhone and iPad before launching the AR glasses. AR And VR: Which is More Important to Emerging …
The Commonwealth Games was on Monday rocked by its first doping case when Nigerian women’s 100m gold medallist Osayemi Oludamola tested positive for a banned stimulant.Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell announced on Monday morning that Osayemi tested positive for methylhaxaneamine and her ‘B’ sample test and hearing will be held later on Monday.”I regret to announce that a positive dope case has come out. Nigeria’s Osayemi Oludamola has tested positive for methylhexaneamine and under anti-doping rules of the Games, she has been handed a provisional suspension,” Fennell said at his customary media conference.”Under anti-doping procedures she has been notified and she has requested for a ‘B’ sample testing. The ‘B’sample testing will be done today and her hearing will also be held today,” he added.Asked whether the gold medal has been taken back from the Nigerian, the CGF chief said, “At the moment no decision has been taken about the medal. She has been put under provisional suspension.”Oludamola was handed gold after Australian Sally Pearson was stripped of her medal in a controversial 100m dash on Thursday for a false start. The Nigerian had crossed the finish line in second place behind the Aussie woman.Fennell said the CGF wants the Games to be clean and would take “appropriate action” under anti-doping rules.”We have taken 950 dope tests (against 1,500 targeted) and so around 700 results have come. We are very transparent and upfront in dealing with doping cases.”At the same time there is also need to keep secrecy until the athlete is notified under anti-doping rules. We have done that and we regret any dope positive case whether the event is high profile or not. We want a clean Games and clean sports,” he said.advertisementAsked if the dope case will damage the image of the Games, he said, “But I don’t know about any damage which would accrue to the Games by the dope case. We are very vigilant, testing and laboratory analysis will be of highest standard,” he added.Organising Committee Secretary General Lalit Bhanot said action would be taken if any athlete is found guilty of doping.”We want a dope free Games and that is why we had done 1,500 tests. If anybody is caught doping, action will be taken under anti-doping rules. This will also give a message to others that doping cannot be condoned,” Bhanot said.The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has said the positive result is the result of the prescription medication she took for a toothache.”She took medication for her toothache and we strongly suspect that it was that, which led to her failed drug test,” AFN President Solomon Ogba told Nigerian news site www.vanguardngr.com.
Mohamed Salah ‘There’s no way to stop Salah’ – Liverpool star branded ‘a miracle’ by Mido Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 19:10 6/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt World Cup Premier League African All Stars The Egypt international netted 44 times for his club during the 2017-18 campaign and is now readying himself for international duty at World Cup 2018 Mohamed Salah’s development at Liverpool has been “a miracle”, says Mido, with the Egyptian now one of few global superstars that can be considered unplayable on their day.The 25-year-old moved to Anfield from Roma in the summer of 2017 after rebuilding his reputation in Italy following a forgettable stint at Chelsea.Few, however, could have predicted the impact he would make on Merseyside, with a remarkable debut campaign delivering 44 goals and countless individual honours. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Arsenal would be selling their soul with Mourinho move Salah’s season did on an injury low in the Champions League final, with an untimely ailment still being worked on ahead of World Cup duty, but he is ready to shoulder the expectations of a nation in Russia and further ehance his standing on the grandest of stages.Mido told The Guardian of an illustrious countryman who has quickly become a national hero in Egypt: “He’s the kind of guy who says: ‘Come on, even if I have the whole nation on my shoulders, I don’t mind that.’“He’s a great guy and I think the way he developed as a person, comparing Salah of Chelsea and Salah of Liverpool, is a miracle.“I saw him at Chelsea and he was a shy boy. I even said on TV that if he keeps that character, unfortunately he will never be a big player, but that his quality can make it to the top.“Three years ago when Liverpool wanted to sign Salah and he went to Chelsea, I went on Twitter and said: ‘Salah is 10 times better than [Raheem] Sterling’, and people laughed at me.“Sterling is a very good player, he’s developed so much under [Pep] Guardiola, but Salah is unbelievable, one of the very few players that if it’s his day, there’s no way to stop him.”Manchester City star Sterling did impress in 2017-18, earning a nomination for the PFA Young Player of the Year award, but Salah topped the England international by some distance as he took the main PFA Player of the Year prize.He is now looking to carry his club form into World Cup 2018, with Egypt still sweating on his fitness ahead of an opening Group A encounter with Uruguay on Friday. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool defender Van Dijk: I didn’t see much of Haalandby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he didn’t see enough of Erling Haaland last night to make an assessment.The striker came off the bench to score in RB Salzburg’s 4-3 Champions League defeat at Anfield.Van Dijk said, “I don’t know how long he participated, maybe thirty minutes, but it was a good goal, a close-up shot. “But I haven’t seen much of him.”The Dutchman added: “We just want to do better and score more goals. The fact that we won in the end is the most important thing.”
Redshirt junior linebacker Etienne Sabino had an interesting road to a starting job for the Ohio State defense. After Sabino lost the job to current senior Andrew Sweat last spring, he and the coaches decided a redshirt might be in the his best interest. The decision was difficult for Sabino to cope with. “I would say it was probably one of the hardest years of my life,” Sabino said. “The toughest part was sitting on the sideline on Saturday and not being able to play.” Injuries to OSU’s defense and special teams units almost forced Sabino to give up his redshirt and play, but the team held out, giving him more time to grow. Despite his yearlong hiatus being difficult, Sabino said it helped him develop as a player. “I think I really got a better grasp of the defense as a whole,” he said. “As far as with me redshirting last year, I really think that helped me in that sense.” With another year in the system, Sabino is projected to be a starter at middle linebacker this season, replacing last year’s leading tackler, Brian Rolle, who recorded 76 tackles. Sabino said learning the defensive schemes has helped him progress as a linebacker. “It actually slows the game down for you when you’re out there and not thinking, and you can just react and know what you have,” he said. “It just helps your game and your overall football knowledge.” As a junior, Sabino is expected to take on a leadership role for the Buckeye defense, and junior defensive back Orhian Johnson said he thinks Sabino has blossomed into someone the defense can rely on. “He’s definitely stepped up into that leadership role,” Johnson said. “He’s been showing his dedication a lot, and I just really feel like he’s ready to let it all go and go out and perform.” Junior defensive lineman John Simon said Sabino’s presence on the defense makes the group better. “He’s a physical player and he gets the whole defense riled up,” Simon said. “We love having him out there when he’s making plays for us.” Spring practice has proven Sabino is ready to contribute to the defense, Simon said. “Right now is probably the best I’ve felt,” Sabino said, “and I feel very comfortable out there.” Johnson said he thinks Sabino has always had the talent but that he has become even better this spring. “We saw bright spots for him in his future,” Johnson said, “but he’s definitely stepped up a lot.” Even with the progress he has made in the system and the talent he has, Sabino said there is room to improve. “I’m really just trying to work on my little techniques and really just trying to get better in that sense,” he said. “I’m just focused on every day — I’m trying to get better every day.” With a young defense and the departure of starting linebackers Rolle and Ross Homan, Sabino said he is working to be a force on this year’s version of the Silver Bullets. “I’m just trying to be a playmaker,” he said, “and just help this team win in any way that I can.”
UEFA has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Liverpool and Roma following the commotion at their Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield.Commotion started outside Anfield minutes before kick-off in the first leg of the tie on April 24, with Liverpool fan Sean Cox left in a critical condition following the incident.Based on the incidents, Liverpool have been charged with setting off fireworks and throwing objects while both clubs have been charged for crowd disturbancesReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Ahead of the second leg, Merseyside Police confirmed that they had not received any reports of disturbances between Liverpool and Roma fans in the Italian capital in the lead up to kick-off according to SkysportsThis case is being handled by the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body and will be dealt with on May 31. Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp’s side face Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League on Saturday in Kyiv after beating Roma 7-6 on aggregate.
Burton Albion manager Brian Clough has credited his team for restoring their pride after limiting Manchester City to just a goal in their second leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final tie.With City already securing a place in next month’s final after their 9-0 victory in the first leg two weeks ago, it was damage limitation for Burton as they looked to avoid the biggest losing margin in League Cup history.But an impressive display limited Pep Guardiola’s men to few chances, while Burton caused the Premier League champions problems in the other direction.“We were close two or three times but I’m very pleased with how we played,” Clough told Sky Sports.“We got our pride back. We did everything we could. Being at home, the pressure was off as the tie was over but we put in a good performance against top players.”“We were brave on the ball, played it when we could and we caused them problems.”Remembering Brian Clough and his most memorable quotes Boro Tanchev – March 10, 2019 “Rome wasn’t built in a day. But I wasn’t on that particular job.” – a quote from one of the most controversial and self-confident managers in English football, Brian Clough.“I watched the last few Premier League games and we caused them as many problems as Wolves and Huddersfield did.”“The youngsters will learn so much from being on the same pitch as these magnificent players. Their attitude, everything.”“Hopefully we have made a few quid from the run but it’s more about the experience.”
The Samurai Blue defeated Vietnam 1-0 in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals and will now play against Iran in the Semifinals.A penalty kick goal by Ritsu Doan in the 57th minute was enough to give Japan the 1-0 win over Vietnam in the Quarterfinals of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.The Japanese are looking for a fifth Asian Cup, as they take on Iran in the Semifinals.And for coach Hajime Moriyasu the team won’t change tactics against their next rivals.“It was very important that we won. Our players were able to keep the clean sheet. It was another experience for us in terms of development as a team,” said Moriyasu to The Khaleej Times.“Vietnam has a very tight defense and they never give up.”“So it was very difficult to create chances. But today Japan moved the ball well. Yes, at times we did lose the ball, but we managed to create chances,” he added.Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset if Ronaldo breaks his scoring record Andrew Smyth – September 13, 2019 Iranian legend Ali Daei wouldn’t be upset to lose his record as international football’s all-time record scorer to the “great” Cristiano Ronaldo.“It would have been better if we had scored more. Vietnam played with patience. But we need to improve our accuracy in the final third.”“Overall the players did well. They did what they needed to do,” he explained.“It doesn’t matter who we will play. We will prepare for the game well in the next three days.”“Our approach would be same. Of course, your strategy changes depending on your opponent. We have had different experiences in different matches,” the coach added.“We had defended deep against Saudi Arabia. So we have learned from all these experiences.”Iran will meet Japan in the Semifinals on January 28th at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain.
Eusebio Di Francesco praised Roma’s effort and unity in their win against ChievoStephan El Shaarawy, Edin Dzeko and Kolarov were all on the scorers’ sheet at the Bentegodi, to wrap a 3-0 win.“We started strong, Chievo fought back and gambled everything, but we were always in control and could’ve had a few more goals,” the Coach told Football Italia.💬 | Tonight’s captain – and goalscorer – on the performance… #ASRoma #ChievoRoma pic.twitter.com/cSC97QTVAY— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) February 8, 2019“You can leave 20 minutes to the opposition during a 90-minute game, no matter who you are up against, as long as you defend well and remain solid. We didn’t do that.“Chievo were very aggressive and ran big risks at the back as a result, so we had to make more vertical passes and cut their defence open. I have told the players that in those situations, if there is the option for a through ball, we should take it.“It’s fundamental to play this way that the forwards help the team, that we remain solid and don’t leave gaps between the lines. There are risks with through balls, we often read it well tonight and caught Chievo offside repeatedly.”Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.Kolarov bowed to the fans. Was it sarcastic or a genuine attempt to make up with the ultras?“I think it was a great gesture, to apologise to the fans after what happened, but once again I need to point out this lad played for a month with pain-killing injections. He could barely walk when he arrived at training and would play because we needed him.“He can say the wrong thing sometimes, but he’s a great professional and nobody can complain about his approach on the field.”Dzeko found the net and hit the crossbar, but still has only five Serie A goals this season.85′ | ♻️ | Third and final substitution for the Giallorossi…⬅️ Stephan El Shaarawy➡️ Justin Kluivert0-3 | #ChievoRoma pic.twitter.com/kvD7gWsR5h— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) February 8, 2019
Related Items:#investturksandcaicosnewbrand, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 27, 2017 – Providenciales – Invest Turks & Caicos, the country’s investment promotion agency, recently launched a new agency brand through the hosting of two stakeholder networking receptions. The ‘Brand Launch & Networking Reception’ events were held in Providenciales and Grand Turk, on March 22nd and April 24th respectively.Now into its second year of operations, the Board and senior management felt it needed a brand which would distinguish it, and the TCI, in the minds of clients, potential investors and the general public alike. In September 2016, the Agency began a recruitment exercise which resulted in the hiring of Jamaican brand specialists, The UnAgency, and the results of their work are now in place.John Rutherford, CEO, said “Invest Turks and Caicos is very proud of the results of its rebranding exercise, which has not only produced an attractive and relevant new logo, but also ensured the Agency’s values and personality are strengthened. “We will incorporate these values into our day to day activities to ensure a positive and consistent approach to our customers and stakeholders. We were delighted to launch the brand at our receptions and very happy with the feedback received. We now look forward to promoting the Turks and Caicos Islands internationally and to local business with a powerful logo and positive communications.”Premier of the Turks & Caicos Islands and Minister of Finance, Investment and Trade, the Hon. Sherlene Cartwright-Robinson, expressed at the Grand Turk reception that she was “proud of the work of the Agency and that it was an important part of the growth and development of the country, especially through its work with the MSME programme”.The receptions hosted Minsters, Parliamentarians, Government officials, business persons and the Agency’s partner and stakeholders. It gave attendees an opportunity to network and discuss matter related to investment and continued economic growth for the islands.The new brand logo and colours incorporate the “Beautiful by Nature” theme of the islands by using Navy Blue to represent the beautiful sky and seas; Orange for the golden sun and sand; and Green to represent our beautiful islands. The Agency’s values are based on three E’s – to always be Energetic, Evolving and Engaging.#MagneticMediaNews#InvestTurksandCaicosNewBrand Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Related Items:#charlesalburyonvotingsuspension, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppIn a statement released today, the Parliamentary Commissioner, Charles Albury has commented on the suspension of voting in the Elizabeth and Seabreeze constituencies. The statement reads:“The Parliamentary Commissioner, Mr. Charles Albury, wishes to advise voters in the Elizabeth Constituency that due to some technical problems related to a few ballots, voting had to be suspended to allow for these issues to be resolved.In the Seabreeze Constituency, voting was also suspended to resolve some issues.In both Constituencies, voting has resumed.However, in order to allow all of the registered voters to exercise their rights to vote the Parliamentary Commissioner, in accordance with Sec. 52 of the Parliamentary Elections Act, has extended the voting hours in the Elizabeth Constituency until 6.15 p.m., with the exception of Polling Division 11 which has been extended until 8.15 p.m.In the Seabreeze Constituency voting will be allowed in Polling Division 4 for an additional two hours until 8:00 p.m.The Parliamentary Commissioner wishes to stress that no irregularities were discovered in the electoral process in both of the Constituencies mentioned.”#magneticmedianews#charlesalburyonvotingsuspension Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Dan Cohen AUTHOR Two nominees for headquarters positions dealing with installation and energy issues — Robert McMahon for assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment and Alex Beehler for assistant secretary of the Army for installations, energy and environment — told the Senate Armed Services Committee during their confirmation hearing Tuesday they would address the impact of climate change on their responsibilities, if confirmed.“Yes, I agree with Secretary Mattis that weather can and does have an adverse effect on our ability to accomplish our mission. Risk mitigation is the preparation to ensure that we are ready for that,” McMahon stated in response to a question from Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), the committee’s ranking member. McMahon was nominated by President Trump for a newly created post that would combine his current job — ASD for logistics and materiel readiness — with the ASD for energy, installations and environment. The new sustainment office is part of the restructuring prompted by the Feb. 1 split of the undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics office into two smaller organizations.Beehler similarly pledged to tackle the risks posed by a changing climate. “I will do everything to encourage installations and help direct installations to properly prepare on a case-by-case basis for both adverse weather and effects long term from climate,” he told the panel.Other senators broached two pressing issues related to contamination affecting installations and surrounding communities. Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) asked Beehler how he would engage with communities impacted by PFAS contamination in their drinking water supplies and seek to reduce the financial burden on state and local governments. “I would have to work closely with the other services whom I know are dealing with this issue substantially, as well as with the state and local authorities to make sure the matter is resolved wherever the testing reveals there is a problem,” he responded.Beehler told Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) he would consider addressing a recent report describing numerous cases of lead exposure by military children living in on-base housing as a “top priority,” if confirmed. “I want to make sure, as you have said, that military families feel absolutely safe and healthy in military housing,” Beehler said. Kaine pointed out that since the Reuters investigation, which focused on family housing at five Army installations, was published last week, his office has learned about cases of children suffering from lead exposure at the installations of other services.For Beehler and McMahon and three other nominees, the hearing went smoothly, with a notable lack of contentious questions. “It’s a great team. I’m just very proud. I’ve never seen a panel of more qualified people,” Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said at the conclusion of the hearing. A committee vote on the nominees could come next week. Other issues, including the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, and the approaching midterm elections, however, could slow confirmation votes by the chamber, reported Defense News.Air Force photo by Sue Sapp
SCHEDULEFriday, April 5 – Heats (Jacksonville, Kansas State, Miami, Tulsa, SMU)3:30 p.m. – 2V4+ Heat 24:10 p.m. – V4+ Heat 15 p.m. – 2V8+ Heat 25:20 p.m. – V8+ Heat 2 Seeded second in the overall field, the Cardinals are one of 12 Division I programs competing this weekend, including ACC rivals Clemson and Miami, as well as Alabama, Jacksonville, Kansas, Kansas State, Old Dominion, SMU, Stetson, Tulsa and UCF. The Cards have previous experience with Alabama, Clemson, Miami and Tulsa, who all competed at the Oak Ridge Cardinal Invitational three weeks ago. Following the Sunshine State Invitational, Louisville will make the first of two trips to Clemson with the Clemson Invitational on April 19-20. The Cardinals will compete in alternating weeks until the ACC Championships, also held at Clemson, on May 18. “We had the building blocks necessary to do better,” said head coach Derek Copeland. “This has been a big focus because we need to do well. Every boat needs to live up to their seeding.” On Friday, the varsity eight, second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four boats will compete in heats against crews from Jacksonville, Kansas State, Miami, SMU and Tulsa. The top six crews from the combined heat results will advance to the grand final on Saturday morning, while the remaining teams will compete in the petite finals. Friday’s competition begins with the 2V4+ heat at 3:30 p.m., while Saturday’s action opens with the V8+ petite final at 8:15 a.m. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville rowing returns to the water this weekend as it heads south to compete in the FIRA Sunshine State Invitational at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. This marks the first time that Louisville has competed in this regatta, which takes place Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. “The team’s expectation is we can hold our own,” said Copeland. “We wanted a regatta in our time zone with extra water time to compete with teams similar to us.” Regatta Information Live results from the regatta will be available on Twitter at @FIRARowing. Last season, Louisville’s major road regatta was at the Pac-12 Challenge at Stanford, but this year, the Cards opted to remain closer to home. First, the regatta offers another chance for many of the student-athletes’ families to watch them compete, including eight from Florida. Secondly, it offers the team the chance to fit in extra practice time on a championship-level course, although the team has been able to train consistently on the Ohio River this spring. At Oak Ridge, the Cards picked up one win as the varsity eight held off a late Crimson Tide charge to take their opening race of the weekend. Along with the win, the Cards took second place in seven additional races on the fast waters of Melton Lake. Saturday, April 68:15 a.m. – V8+ Petite Final8:25 a.m. – V8+ Grand Final8:55 a.m. – 2V8+ Petite Final9:05 a.m. – 2V8+ Grand Final10:05 a.m. – 2V4+ Petite Final10:15 a.m. – 2V4+ Grand Final10:35 a.m. – V4+ Petite Final10:45 a.m. – V4+ Grand Final Story Links Print Friendly Version
Artist Amit Bharis is all set to take over the Capital with his magical canvases. Bhar belongs to the artistic tradition which is inspired by silent moods and contemplative conditions. His images are easy and uncomplicated, caressed by a mysterious but pleasant feeling. There is no room for strong, emotional outbursts in his works; they are never to be touched by anger, apprehension, anguish, or bitterness. Instead, Bhar’s art takes the course of a pilgrimage or a spiritual sojourn where negative thoughts are systematically filtered and eliminated; and in their place feelings of all-pervasive love, subtlety and gentle playfulness come to rest. Bhar’s works represents a meditative reflection, unburdened ambiance and a nuanced poignancy of an empowered spirit. It is clear that for the artist, creativity is an act of devotion, an act of connection, and a process of sharing. His paintings are acts of revelation, of affection, of softly spoken discourse, of giving as well as receiving. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Bhar chooses the realistic mode for his artistic expression – a mode that is at once, penetrative, insightful and striking. The artist sees and perceives all things made by man and nature with all the care and grace they deserve. His paintings are filled with hues that pleases the eye. Bhar’s skill lies in mixing colours, perfecting the line and forming a texture. He also captures the nuances of a magical moment, a silent chant, a personalized mantra. Light is his biggest source of stimulation; the shadow, a willing and worthy companion.Bhar’s art is about positive energy and joyous associations, be it with the serene Ganga herself with her sensuous waves and ripples; or the Enlightened One himself exuding both tranquillity and expansion at the same time. Don’t miss this one!When: 1st March till 15th March, 2014Where: ART INDUS, 37, Santushti Shopping Complex, Chanakyapuri
According to Towers Watson 2014-15 Asia-Pacific Salary Budget Planning Report, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Vietnam are set to lead the way with over 11 per cent overall salary increases while India is placed at the fourth position with an increase of 10.8 per cent. The report added that though salary across the regions are set to rise, a corresponding rise in inflation would mean that pay increases in ‘real terms’ would be eroded significantly in the coming year. Also Read – I-T issues 17-point checklist to trace unaccounted DeMO cashChina is expected to see the highest salary increase — 5.2 per cent in real terms in the region, followed by Pakistan (4.5 per cent), Bangladesh (4.3 per cent), Vietnam (4.1 per cent) and Sri Lanka (3.8 per cent). India was ranked sixth with a corresponding real increase of 3.5 per cent. ‘We foresee an increased economic growth in Asia Pacific in 2015 in light of a declining unemployment rate and rising GDP in the region,’ Towers Watson Data Services practice leader, Asia Pacific Sambhav Rakyan said. Also Read – Lanka launches ambitious tourism programme to woo Indian tourists‘This, in turn, will lead to inflationary pressures that affect real salary increases. Indians will only see an effective salary increase that is one-third of the overall salary increase due to such pressures,’ Rakyan added.The report further noted that in 8 out of the 10 sectors surveyed, the pay raises for Executive Directors and Senior Management in India are expected to be higher than or equal to 2014 with the professional services sector particularly standing out at 4.5 per cent. In India all employees — from production workers to executive directors — are set to have higher pay raises than last year.
While intimate partner violence is a prevalent and pressing concern in heterosexual relationships, gay couples too may be at an increased risk of physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse as well as controlling behaviour, finds a study.According to researchers, the violence links back to HIV prevention because men in abusive relationships may find it hard to negotiate for condom use or even when and how they have sex. A gay man who is struggling with his identity might lash out at his partner with physical or emotional abuse as a stress response behaviour – similar to heterosexual couples, where an unemployed man lashes out at his female partner because he feels inadequate. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe study makes a strong connection between internalized homophobia and violence, the findings showed.”If you just looked at physical and sexual violence in male couples, it’s about 25 to 30 per cent, roughly the same as women,” said Rob Stephenson, Professor at the University of Michigan in the US.”We’re stuck in this mental representation of domestic violence as a female victim and a male perpetrator, and while that is very important, there are other forms of domestic violence in all types of relationships,” Stephenson added. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe research is important because it debunks that stereotype, and accounts for controlling and isolating behaviours as well as physical abuse, Stephenson said.For the study, published in the American Journal of Men’s Health, the researchers recruited 320 men (160 couples) to independently complete individual surveys measuring demographic information, partner violence experience and perpetration, and individual and relationship characteristics that may shape the experience of violence. They found that 46 per cent of the 320 men (160 couples) experienced some form of intimate partner violence in the last year – physical and sexual violence, emotional abuse and controlling behaviour.The Supreme Court in India has began hearing a number of petitions challenging Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises consensual homosexuality for people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.
State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, right, today welcomed Wexford County Prosecutor Jason Elmore, left, to the Capitol for Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address. Hoitenga, R-Manton, invited Elmore to join her on the House floor while the governor presented his agenda for the coming year.### Categories: Hoitenga News 17Jan Rep. Hoitenga welcomes special guest for State of the State address