Jharkhand teacher held for 2017 FB post

first_imgA government college teacher has been arrested here for allegedly writing an “objectionable post” on Facebook two years ago in support of a beef party in Chennai, the police said on Sunday. Jeetrai Hansda, a contractual faculty member at Jamshedpur Co-operative College, was arrested from a village in the Sakchi area of Jamshedpur on Saturday night, an officer said, adding that the teacher had been evading arrest. “Hansda has been booked under various sections of the IPC and the IT Act, and the process to forward him to judicial custody is currently under way,” Rajeev Singh, the officer-in-charge of the Sakchi police station, said. The teacher, a resident of Parsudih here, had allegedly written a post in support of a beef party organised by the IIT-Madras students, prompting the Akhil Bharatiya Vishwa Parishad (ABVP), the student’s wing of the RSS, to file a complaint against him, the officer said. The beef fest was organised at IIT-Madras in 2017 in protest against the restrictions imposed on cattle trade by the Union government. The student’s union had demanded the sacking of Mr. Hansda. The post was then deleted, the officer added. Asked for a reaction, Kolhan University Vice-Chancellor Shukla Mohanty said Mr. Hansda was a guest faculty member at the Graduate School College for Women when he posted the message on Facebook. He was later absorbed as a contractual teacher in the women’s college.Show-cause notice “A show-cause notice was served on Mr. Hansda after receiving a complaint about his objectionable Facebook post, He then apologised,” Mr. Mohanty said, adding that Mr. Hansda had joined as a contractual faculty member at the Co-operative College recently.last_img read more

Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: TV, stream & preview

first_imgPrimera División Barcelona vs Athletic Bilbao: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview Ryan Kelly Last updated 1 year ago 19:00 18/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Lionel Messi Barcelona Getty Images Primera División Barcelona Barcelona v Athletic Club Athletic Club Ernesto Valverde comes up against his former club on Sunday and has warned that they are dangerous with their backs against the wall Barcelona return to La Liga action on Sunday as they welcome Jose Angel Ziganda’s Athletic Bilbao to Camp Nou.Ernesto Valverde’s men are on a high after breezing past Chelsea into the Champions League quarter-finals during the week and they can – temporarily – go further clear at the top with a win.The Catalan outfit are unbeaten in 28 league games and currently boast an eight-point lead over second-place Atletico Madrid ahead of the international break. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp They’ve already defeated their visitors in the corresponding fixture in Bilbao back in October, so they will be confident in their ability to repeat that feat on Sunday. Game Barcelona vs Athletic Club Date Sunday March 18 Time 15:15 GMT / 11:15 ET Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial) TV Channel & Live Stream In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial). New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser. US TV channel Online stream beIN Sports fubo TV (7-day free trial) In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on Sky Sports Mix and it can also be streamed live online using Sky Go. UK TV channel Online stream Sky Sports Mix Sky Go Squads & Team News Position Barcelona players Goalkeepers Ter Stegen, Cillessen Defenders Pique, Alba, Digne, Vidal, Umtiti, Mina Midfielders Rakitic, Iniesta, Coutinho, Paulinho, Roberto, Gomes, Alena Forwards Messi, Dembele, Alcacer Valverde has named an 18-man squad for the match, which can be seen above. Notable absentees include Sergio Busquets, who suffered a fractured toe during the week against Chelsea, and Luis Suarez, who is suspended.Potential Barcelona starting XI: Ter Stegen; Vidal, Pique, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitic, Paulinho, Coutinho; Iniesta, Messi, Dembele. Position Athletic Club players Goalkeepers Kepa, Iago, Simon Defenders Saborit, I. Martinez, Y. Alvarez, Nunez, Lekue, Etxeita, De Marcos, Balenziaga, A. Lopez Midfielders San Jose, Benat, Iturraspe, Susaeta, Rico, Vesga, R. Garcia, Cordoba, Gil, Munoz, Nolaskoain Forwards Sola, Muniain, Williams, Merino, Aduriz Athletic will be without forward Iker Muniain, while midfielder Mikel Rico and defender Yeray Alvarez are considered doubts for the match.Potential Athletic starting XI: Iago; Etxeita, De Marcos, Y. Alvarez, Lekue; Benat, Iturraspe, Rico, Cordoba, Williams; Aduriz.Betting & Match Odds Barcelona are favourites to win, with dabblebet offering odds of 2/13 on the Blaugrana. Athletic are deemed to be an 18/1 bet to win and a draw is more likely at 7/1.dabblebet customers can watch and bet on the game if they have a funded or active account. T&Cs apply.Match Preview Philippe Coutinho BarcelonaWhile Barcelona are on course to win the title, Athletic are languishing in the bottom half and a chasm of 37 points separates the sides in La LigaWhen they welcome Ziganda’s side to Catalunya on Sunday it will be a particularly special occasion for their manager Valverde, who joined the Blaugrana from the Basque outfit last yearAs such, he is all too aware of the threat that they pose and, despite their disappointing performance in the league, the 54-year-old was keen to emphasis their never-say-die attitude.”It’s a special game for me because of who we’re playing,” Valverde told reporters ahead of the game.”They’re a dangerous team because they’ve always been a spirited side especially when the chips are down.”It’s a team that comes together and they have the ability to overcome, so it’s a tough opponent.”Barca will be without key players such as Busquets and Luis Suarez for the game, but with Lionel Messi in tremendous form they appear almost unassailable at the minute and Athletic’s team spirit simply may not be enough.last_img read more

Matthijs de Ligt bored of transfer rumours

first_imgAjax defender Matthijs de Ligt revealed he’s become “bored” of the persistent speculation surrounding his futureThe 19-year-old star is considered to be one of Europe’s most exciting young talents and has been regularly linked with moves to Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus.Despite declaring that he will not leave Ajax in this month’s transfer window, however, speculation over De Ligt’s future will only likely increase following team-mate Frenkie de Jong’s signing for Barcelona.The 21-year-old midfielder finally ended months of talk surrounding his own future by agreeing to join Barcelona for next season on a five-year contract in a €75m deal along with bonuses of €11m.But De Ligt is adamant that he’s no hurry to leave Amsterdam.“Am I annoyed by the rumours? No. Bored? A little bit,” De Ligt told ESPN.“But it doesn’t matter to me if there’s an article about where I should go or what I should do. It doesn’t matter, at all.“This place means a lot to me. I grew up here. I came here when I was nine years old.Mario Mandzukic, JuventusJuventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“At Ajax you learn to win every game, to be at your best every game and it doesn’t matter who your opponent is. It’s in my blood.”Ajax’s chief executive Edwin van der Sar, who himself started out his playing career at the club before going to play for the likes of Juventus and Manchester United as a goalkeeper, admits it will be a challenge to hold on to their young stars.“That’s the big question of course when you see the numbers,” said Van der Sar.“But we are a club that’s financially very stable. We have a war chest. Our stadium is sold out every match. We have good commercial partners.“We sold some players in the past [but] at a certain point you have to ask if you can retain players.“Hakim Ziyech was a player who received some interest and we managed to keep hold of him and improve his contract.“We have our philosophy, players, city, stadium and history … we have a lot of things going on, but we play in a small league.“We don’t have to sell them but at a certain point for the player’s development – I’ve seen that myself as well – you think you’re ready, you want to compete against better, world-class players, and unfortunately they’re not playing in Holland.”last_img read more

Top Editor Replaced at OK

first_imgFor a magazine that adamantly claims to not in fact be losing money, OK! magazine unquestionably has had a significant amount of turnover among its editors. The most recent move: Mark Pasetsky is being replaced as top editor by Richard Spencer, the former editor-in-chief of Bauer’s In Touch Weekly.In a statement announcing the staffing change, Spencer says his goal at OK! will be “to enhance content, create sales growth and continuously exceed the expectations of our readers.” Paul Ashford, group editorial director at U.K.-based OK! owner Northern & Shell, says Spencer “clearly brings the kind of experience that can build on the progress we’ve made in our first five years and push our editorial product to the next level.”Prior to In Touch, Spencer served as editor-in-chief of Twist and helped create/served as editor-in-chief of J-14. Spencer stepped down from his post at In Touch this summer. For now, Pasetsky is maintaining his previous position of managing editor, reporting to Spencer. However, a source tells FOLIO: that while OK! management wants Pasetsky to stay, discussions surrounding his role at the magazine are still ongoing. Before joining OK! last fall, Pasetsky served as editor of Life & Style, also a Bauer title.last_img read more

Ramp modelcummilitantsuspect detained

first_imgImam Mehedi HasanMembers of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) have arrested a young man named Mehedi Hassan who was said to have been a tech-savvy businessman.Now bearded, Mehedi Hassan was once a ramp model, according to RAB.A team of RAB conducted a drive in South Banasree under Khilgaon police station and arrested him, said a SMS sent by the elite force.On Thursday, he was introduced to the media as a ‘commander’ of the banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).He was also named as Imam Mehedi Hasan alias Abu Jibril.Mehedi’s family, however, said he had been missing since 4 May.The family also registered a diary with Khilgaon police station in this regard. Mehedi’s father, Khorshed Alam, is a retired police officer.Mehedi has a BBA degree from Darul Ihsan University and he known as Mehedi among those who knew him as a model. He is said to be fluent in English.RAB said he was accused in two cases filed with Banani and Uttara police stations.RAB-3 commander Lt Col Tuhin Muhammad Masud told the media that Mehedi came in touch with a militant group in 2015.The RAB official claimed that Mehedi confessed to his involvement with the militants who carried out the Holey Artisan attack.last_img read more

Man killed in Chuadanga gunfight

first_img.A man was killed in a reported gunfight with police at Uzzalpur Field in Chuadanga sadar upazila early Thursday.Deceased Pappu Hossain, 30, son of a certain Bazlur Rahman of Akandabaria village in the upazila, is an enlisted drug trader, claimed the law enforcement.According to the Ain o Salish Kendra, a national legal aid and human rights organisation, as many as 362 people were killed in “crossfires” and “shootouts” with law enforcement agencies between January and September this year.The criminals opened fire on the police during their regular patrol in the area around 2:30am, forcing them to fire back in self-defence, said Delwar Hossain Khan, officer-in-charge of sadar police station.Later, police detained Pappu with bullet wounds and took him to Sadar Hospital where doctors declared him dead.Police recovered one shutter-gun, two bullets, four hand bombs and one sack of phensidyl from the spot.The OC said Pappu was wanted in six cases, including that of drugs.Prothom Alo, however, could not verify the law enforcement’s version of the incident independently as no version of it was available immediately either from any witness or from any member of the victim’s family.last_img read more

AL men attack Latif Siddiques motorcade

first_imgVandalized car of Abdul Latif Siddique. Photo: Prothom AloFormer Awami League minister and independent candidate from Tangail-4 constituency Abdul Latif Siddique’s motorcade came under attack during campaign on Sunday.Latif Siddiqui alleged that supporters of Awami League candidate there Hasan Imam Khan carried out the attack in the afternoon.Latif, a former presidium member of the AL, staged a sit-in demonstration in front of Tangail deputy commissioner’s office, in protest against the attack and sought punishment of the attackers.He allehed that a group of AL men led by Gohaliabari union parishad chairman Hazrat Ali Talukder swooped on his motorcade when he was carrying out campaign.At one stage of the incident, Latif Siddiqui and his supporters took shelter at former UP chairmen Mohir Uddin’s house, where they were attacked for the second time.At least four vehicles of the motorcade were vandalised and several activists of Latif Siddique got injured in the attack.Latif then went to Tangail town and submitted a written complaint to the deputy commission who is the returning officer. The candidate demanded withdrawal of the officer-in-charge of Kalihati police station and punishment of the attackers.When asked about complaints of his supporters’ complicity in the attack, AL candidate and current member of parliament Hasan Imam denied.The AL candidate, however, said: “Activists of the Awami League attacked Latif Siddique as he made derogatory remarks about the prime minister and Awami League [Sheikh Hasina],” he said.Deputy commissioner of Tangail Md Shahidul Islam said the authorities would take appropriate measures against the attackers following investigation into the incident.Latif Siddiqui was elected MP from Kalihati in 2008 and 2014 and served as member of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet since 2009. Following his derogatory remarks about Hajj pilgrimage while addressing a meeting in New York in 2014, he was removed from the cabinet and the ruling AL. He resigned from the post of member of parliament in 2015.last_img read more

IBM introduces new graphene transistor

first_img Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — In a report published in Nature, Yu-ming Lin and Phaedon Avoris, IBM researchers, have announced the development of a new graphene transistor which is smaller and faster than the one they introduced in February of 2010. This new transistor has a cut-off frequency of 155 GHz, compared to the 100 GHz previous transistor. More information: High-frequency, scaled graphene transistors on diamond-like carbon, Nature, 472, 74–78 (07 April 2011) doi:10.1038/nature09979 Graphene is a flat sheet of carbon which is one atom thick and has the ability to conduct electrons at extremely fast speeds. It is quickly on its way to replace the traditional silicon as the top electronic material for faster transistors.Graphene devices have been made previously by placing the graphene sheet on top of an insulating substrate, such as silicon dioxide. However, this substrate can degrade the electronic properties of the graphene. However, the team of researchers has found a solution to minimize that.A diamond-like carbon is placed as the top layer of the substrate on a silicon wafer. The carbon is non-polar dielectric and does not trap or scatter charges as much as the silicon dioxide alone. This new graphene transistor, due to the diamond-like carbon, shows excellent stability in temperature changes, including extremely cold temperatures like that in space.These new high-frequency transistors are being targeted to applications primarily in communications such as mobile phones, internet, and radar. The manufacturing of these new graphene transistors can be accomplished utilizing technologies already in place for standard silicon devices, which means commercial production of these transistors could begin at any time.The transistor development was part of an ongoing research project IBM is doing for the U.S. Department of Defense’s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) program. The military is looking to this research to help in the development of high-performance radio frequency transistors. Image credit: Nature, doi:10.1038/nature09979 IBM Scientists Demonstrate World’s Fastest Graphene Transistor © 2010 PhysOrg.com Citation: IBM introduces new graphene transistor (2011, April 11) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-04-ibm-graphene-transistor.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

Birbhum BJP leaders raise voice against Manirul

first_imgKolkata: Within a day after Trinamool Congress MP from Labhpur Manirul Islam joined BJP, local BJP leaders in Birbhum have threatened to launch a movement against his induction.Kalosona Mondol, BJP secretary in Birbhum, said Islam’s induction was done keeping them in the dark. “We are ready to face any consequence but we will not accept the Central party’s decision,” Mondol said. He alleged that the killing of Tapas Bagdi by Trinamool Congress is fresh in their minds and it was people like Islam who had led Trinamool Congress in Birbhum then. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataIslam, who was the vice-chairman of Khadi and Village Industries Limited, had distanced himself from Trinamool Congress for quite some time and got in touch with Mukul Roy. Mondol said the local unit of the party should have been consulted before inducting him. “We will not obey him and we will accept any punishment given to us by the Central party,” he added. Meanwhile, the state unit of RSS has taken a strong exception to Anupam Hazra who recently joined BJP from Trinamool Congress and was a candidate for the Jadavpur Lok Sabha seat, for posting a picture with former Trinamool Congress MP Moon Moon Sen, on social media. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in state”Earlier, he had posted a picture with Anubrata Mondol and now he has done the same with Moon Moon Sen. This is uncalled for,” said a leader of the state unit of RSS. Meanwhile, BJP supporters in Bhatpara, Naihati, Jagaddal and Kakinara have raised voice against the state BJP leadership for inducting leaders who joined the party from Trinamool Congress. These leaders had unleashed a reign of terror in these areas and now the party’s rank and file will be forced to obey them, the apprehension of which has made the BJP leaders speak up.last_img read more

Samsung has signed a deal with Irish broadcaster R

first_imgSamsung has signed a deal with Irish broadcaster RTÉ Digital to bring the RTÉ Player App to its Smart TVs.The app is free to download and will work with all Samsung 2012 Smart TVs and Smart Blu-ray Players, as well as Samsung 2011 Smart TVs and Blu-ray Players. It will offer content from series including Fair City, Home and Away, Saturday Night with Miriam and Father Ted.“Samsung is the No.1 TV brand in Ireland, and RTÉ Player is the most popular catch up TV service, so this is a natural partnership,” said Brendan Carr, product marketing manager, Samsung Ireland, “The launch of RTÉ Player is the latest addition to our ever growing library of great TV Apps, and further demonstrates our leadership in the Smart TV category. Catch up TV services are one of the leading drivers of Smart TV usage, so RTÉ Player will be a real added value benefit for Samsung Smart TV owners.”last_img read more

Leonid Belyaev CEO Play Russian OTT service provi

first_imgLeonid Belyaev, CEO PlayRussian OTT service provider Play plans to introduce a 4K service later this year, focusing initially on an electronic sell-through model, according to Leonid Belyaev, CEO. The OTT operator also plans to unveil a new linear channel-based offering next month and to launch a premium offering to international markets, possibly next year.Speaking on the sidelines of the Digital TV CEE conference in Budapest this morning, Belyaev told DTVE that Play was in the final stages of negotiations to secure content rights for the 4K service from Hollywood studios.He said that the service, which will offer first-run Hollywood movies, would require additional security measures. Belyaev said that Play was well-served in this case by its focus on smart TVs as its primary distribution channel, as these platforms are inherently more secure that other devices that may, for example, require HDMI connectivity to deliver the content to the TV screen.The service will be launched in the third or fourth quarter. One key issue currently is the lack of availability of 4K content. Belyaev said Play “wants to be able to tell people to buy a new 4K TV”. He said the bandwidth requirement would be between 15-25Mbps. “This willstart in big cities where optical fibre networks are available for a reasonable price,” he said. The 4K TV service will be delivered via adaptive bit-rate streaming, encoded in HEVC.Belyaev said he believed 4K would deliver a premium of 30-40% per title on the existing service. Play will focus on electronic sell-through initially, a model it has already implemented for its existing catalogue. “We’ve done EST from the inception. It’s surprisingly popular because people associate it with owning DVDs. Renting on the other hand was never very big in Russia,” he said.Content will be stored in Play’s proprietary – but UltraViolet-compatible – digital locker, Belyaev said.Belyaev said that Play is looking at international expansion, possibly starting next year, focusing on a premium, niche offering for the European market. “We are looking at international expansion next year, starting in Europe,” he said. “We can test our belief in smart TV and see how it resonates.”Belyaev said Play would look at transactional rather than subscription-based services internationally. “We don’t believe in the SVOD model for the long run. Rights are getting more expensive everywhere, but that’s not necessarily the case with transactional rights.”Belyaev said Play would also unveil a new linear channel-based service on July 15. “It will be a linear TV service, but not a traditional linear service, and it will have a new brand,” he said.Play has about five million registered users in Russia, of whom about 300,000 pay for services. In addition to its transactional offering, it provides a RUB500 a month subscription service, with the ability to pay for transactional content on top. About 90% of users access the service via smart TVs.last_img read more