US approves deals to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he has approved six applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and provide assistance to Saudi Arabia.Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday that the Energy Department has approved 37 nuclear applications since January 2017, including nine in the Middle East. Besides the six to Saudi Arabia, two were approved for Jordan.Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia asked if the applications were approved after Oct. 2, when Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist, lived in Virginia.Perry said he did not know the specific dates.Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Saudi Arabia could develop nuclear weapons if the U.S. technology is transferred without proper safeguards.Matthew Daly, The Associated Press read more

Tiny homes may offer big solution

Norfolk is looking at ways to increase the number of tiny homes in the county.At a council-in-committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors backed a recommendation to have planning staff prepare a detailed report that will include:* Best practices from other municipalities;* Draft amendments to the official plan and zoning bylaws that would allow “accessory residential dwelling units” or tiny homes in urban, hamlet and agricultural areas;* Look into grants or incentives related to the construction of tiny homes.Councillors also agreed to gather input from the community through a public engagement session.“I’m eager for the next report,” said Coun. Amy Martin. “I support tiny homes in any shape or form.”But Martin said she’s particularly interested in the concept of the county dedicating a piece of land strictly for the construction of tiny homes.In a report to councillors, county planner Steven Collyer said there is an acute need for affordable housing units in Norfolk. One of the ways of increasing the supply is through the construction of tiny homes or accessory residential dwelling units, which are within the primary residential dwelling but have their own kitchen, bathroom, and no more than two bedrooms.A tiny home is housing that is smaller than a traditional detached dwelling. There isn’t a precise definition of a tiny home, said Collyer, and they go by many names, including garden suite and laneway house.Collyer said tiny homes can include a unit with wheels (mobile home) or a permanent structure that has a minimum useable floor area of 13.5 square metres (145 square feet), and a washroom.There has been an explosion of interest in tiny homes over the past several years. Benefits include reduced costs, which make them attractive to young people and seniors on fixed incomes.Collyer said there is an opportunity for the county to allow tiny homes that are secondary to the primary dwelling on a property. The province, he said, sees second units as a viable option to increase the housing supply and moderately increase density without significantly changing the character of an established neighbourhood.Collyer said Norfolk could potentially increase its supply of affordable housing options by allowing tiny homes and “second units” within dwellings or in structures ancillary to a dwelling, including above a detached garage.Potential benefits include increasing the supply of rental housing units, creating a greater range of house types, allowing aging relatives and youth to have a separate space close to family; and providing a source of income to homeowners.Martin said Norfolk could lead the way in creating a pilot development of tiny homes that would draw post-secondary graduates looking for a reasonably-priced residence.“It could be a unique opportunity for Norfolk,” said Martin. “You could bring your business or your start-up.”Collyer said there are few municipalities taking the approach of a tiny home development but “very often to address the needs of a vulnerable community.” And most of those, he said, are homes on wheels.Collyer said the vast majority of municipalities are more focused on accessory dwellings.Staff will return to council with a report on the issue. read more

Cenovus layoffs worse than originally announced

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Cenovus layoffs worse than originally announced by Mike Tarasko Posted Oct 29, 2015 7:55 am MDT Oil giant Cenovus has cut even more positions than originally forecasted.Back in July, the company announced it would lay off 300 to 400 additional workers through the rest of 2015, after an initial round of cuts in February.In its third quarter summary, Cenovus says it actually eliminated 700 positions, meaning it has cut nearly one-quarter of its workforce this year.The company made $1.8-billion in the third quarter, but it all came from a $1.9-billion sale of its royalty and land fee business.Cenovus had an operating loss of $28-million, down from a gain of $372-million in the same period last year, despite producing 17 per cent more crude oil at a lower cost. read more

The death penalty has no place in the 21st century – UN

“The death penalty has no place in the 21st century,” underscored Mr. Guterres, speaking alongside Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, at an event at the UN Headquarters, in New York. Welcoming that some 170 States around the world have either abolished the death penalty and put a moratorium on its use – most recently, Gambia and Madagascar – and that executions in 2016 were down 37 per cent compared in 2015, the UN chief, however, added that at present just four countries accounted for 87 per cent of all recorded executions. He also expressed concern that the countries that countries that continue executions are also failing to meet their international obligations, particular in relation to transparency and compliance with international human rights standards. “Some governments conceal executions and enforce an elaborate system of secrecy to hide who is on death row, and why,” noted Mr. Guterres, underscoring that lack of transparency showed a lack of respect for the human rights of those sentenced to death and to their families, as well as damaging administration of justice more generally. Concluding his remarks, the Secretary-General urged all those States that have abolished the death penalty to lend their voice to the call on the leaders of those countries that retain it, “to establish an official moratorium, with a view to abolition as soon as possible.” Also today, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) also called on all countries to strengthen efforts to abolish the death penalty. “We […] call on all States to ratify the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” said Rupert Colville, a spokesperson for OHCHR, told journalists at a regular news briefing in Geneva. The Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), now ratified by 85 States around the globe, requires its parties to abolish death penalty. It is the only universal international legal instrument that aims to end the practice. “[OHCHR] stands ready to continue to support all efforts in this direction,” he added. read more

Brock cellist to take stage for MusicNoon

The 2018-19 RBC Foundation Music@Noon series continues with its second performance of the season on Tuesday, Oct. 16.Generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation and hosted by the Department of Music, the free concert series performance will feature Brock cello instructor Gordon Cleland. All are invited to attend the recital, taking place in the Cairns Recital Hall of the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in downtown St. Catharines.Currently performing with the Niagara Symphony as the principal cellist, Cleland has also performed as a soloist for the Debut Series in Montreal as well as across North America.Music@Noon takes place at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre most Tuesdays at noon during the academic year.For more information on upcoming performances, please visit ExperienceBU.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology sponsoring Goldcorps DisruptMining

first_imgAs the mining industry prepares to gather at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Conference in Toronto, March 4-7, Goldcorp’s #DisruptMining event held on Sunday March 4 highlights the innovators and technology leaders in the mining industry. Sandvik was eager to play an active part in 2018 as a sponsor of the event.Sandvik shares Goldcorp’s vision in supporting entrepreneurs as they work to develop disruptive innovations for the mining industry, delivering safe, sustainable and productive mines for the future.“We’ve enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Goldcorp” says Peter Corcoran, Vice President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Canada. “Many of our industry leading technologies are successfully deployed at Goldcorp properties. Events like #DisruptMining are an example of their drive to advance the industry forward.“With more than a decade of experience in mining automation, we’re proud support this event and others innovating within the mining industry.”Sandvik’s digital offering in automation, IoT connectivity and data analytics are focused on the future mines. An addition to the digital portfolio will be launched in the days leading to #DisruptMining.last_img read more

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 6 Recap Nope No Politics Here

first_img ‘The Gifted’ S2 Finale Recap: Death, Destruction & Hope for Season 3’The Gifted’ Season 2, Ep 5 Recap: The Reunion We’ve Waited For Stay on target While other major networks were focusing on incoming results of the midterm elections, Fox opted for a different option. Offering sporadic updates through the night, the network instead aired new episodes of its regularly scheduled programming. That means we got a new episode of The Gifted last night. You know what? That’s fine. Sometimes you need a break from politics, especially during an election cycle as exhausting as this one. So maybe it’s OK to turn away from all that and instead watch… a fascist, racial supremacist group try to make itself more palatable to the masses. Cool.The story of these last couple episodes has become the Mutant Underground vs. the Purifiers. It makes sense. A fanatical mutant-hating group is a much more immediate threat than whatever the Inner Circle has planned. It also makes the show feel that much closer to the X-Men comics by having the protagonists fight the war on two fronts. They have to protect themselves and others from an increasingly terroristic group of humans, while watching out for whatever the extremists on their own side have planned. It makes for a tense and fascinating story that would be even better if the show would get to the point with the Inner Circle part of things.Jamie Chung, Sean Teale and Stephen Moyer (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)For now though, we get actual plot development from the Underground and Purifiers side of things. Both the Underground and Jace Turner see major setbacks this episode. Turner is trying to rehabilitate the image of the Purifiers. He tells them that if they can convince normal people that they aren’t just a hate group, that they are legally helping the government do their jobs, they’ll win more supporters. That means no beating up doctors, no killing. Just round up as many mutants as they can and turn them into the authorities. That rounding up and imprisoning innocent people for being different is the more humane option tells you just how screwed up Turner’s priorities are.It works for them, though. The Underground hears of the Purifiers’ plan to raid a safe house and they have no choice but to run to the rescue. It’s only when they get there and find their entrance just a little too easy that they realize it was a trap. Turner may have gone completely off the rails, but he still has all that tactical training from Sentinel Services. He’s what makes the Purifiers such a real threat to the Underground. The Purifiers storm in as soon as all the mutants are contained in once place. The Underground and the refugees they’re trying to rescue are boxed in. Making things worse, Blink gets knocked out by the Purifiers’ smoke grenades and can’t portal them to safety. Conveniently, there’s a tunnel they can use to escape, but it’s behind a concrete wall. If only there was someone who put giant holes in things when he touched them.Stephen Moyer and guest star Jermaine Rivers (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)This is Reed’s episode just as much as it was Turner’s. His powers are just starting to manifest after being suppressed all his life. He can’t control them, and spends most of the episode frustrated that it’s not coming easy to him now. Thunderbird tries to help, explaining that the rest of the mutants had all their lives to learn to control their powers. Reed has to figure out how to control his fast, though. There’s a wall that could really use a hole in it now, and an army of gun-toting racists closing in. Even when it’s not necessarily an action scene, the show can really turn up the drama when it wants to. While Reed struggles to perform under pressure, Shatter buys some time by drawing the Purifiers’ fire away from the rest of the group.As satisfying as it is to watch Shatter crumble a fascist to pieces, it leads to the season’s first big death. It’s a real sad one too, and will only make things harder for both Turner and the Underground. The rest of the mutants watch helplessly as Turner turns his gun on Shatter, breaking his own no-killing rule. Guess how much weight that’s gonna hold with the rest of the Purifires in the future. Shatter’s death was a genuinely painful moment to cap off an effectively harrowing sequence. The Gifted continues to show us it can pull off real emotional drama. Reed, seeing his good friend die, flies into a rage, which solves one problem and creates another. His powers activate and he tears a hole in the wall, allowing for the everyone to escape. The problem is, he can’t turn them off. The episode ends with Lauren and Caitlin returning home to find it half destroyed, with Reed warning them to stay away.Coby Bell, guest star Caleb McCoy and guest star Lowery Brown (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)While most of the plot development happened in that part of the episode, some genuinely affecting character development took place over at the Inner Circle. We still don’t know what the actual end game is, and that’s not just frustrating to us anymore. Polaris is getting awful sick of it too. While Reeva keeps putting them through simulation after simulation, she starts demanding answers. Reeva begins to question her loyalty, asking the Frost sisters to take care of it. We finally get some real backstory for them in this episode, and it’s heartbreaking. It’s taken straight from the comics, and it works just as well here as it did there. To win over Polaris, Esme takes her to see Reeva’s target: A bank that funded mutant slavery, discriminatory housing practices, and manufactured the drug epidemic that still plagues mutant communities. Nope, no politics here whatsoever.It almost works until Polaris hears Esme humming the lullaby she sings to Dawn. That confirms the Frost sisters have been poking around in her baby’s head, and she’s not happy about that. She almost strangles Esme with her own necklace before Reeva subdues her with her voice powers. So all that work on trust is out the door. There’s something interesting building here, though. While her sisters remain cold as ever, Esme still feels terrible about how she manipulated Polaris. She doesn’t want to use mind control to fix everything. Reeva sides with the other two sisters. “We all have to make sacrifices,” she says. So what is she sacrificing, exactly? And how much of this new world she claims to want is actually in the cards?Emma Dumont (Photo Credit: Annette Brown/FOX)Esme earns Polaris’ trust for real by sharing her own traumatic past. There weren’t always three Frost sisters. They’re used to be five. The doctor who experimented on them always kept two locked up as an incentive for good behavior. On the day they finally rebelled, using the armed guards to aerate their captors, the other two sisters were killed instantly. And the three who broke out felt every minute of their sisters’ deaths. What’s interesting is that this is happening behind Reeva and the other Frosts’ backs. Polaris and Esme are forming an alliance. With Andy developing a new relationship and falling even more under Reeva’s control, Polaris and Esme could be the ones to break out on their own.Despite not focusing on election results, Fox offered no escape from politics at least for the 8 p.m. hour. The Gifted offered an exciting episode that combined real-world topics with comic book lore to create a timely, emotional story. The only part that didn’t really work was Caitlin and Lauren’s side plot. It’s like the show had to give them something to do while the rest of the story moved forward, so it sent them to discover some information we already knew. I also wish the Inner Circle would get to the point already. The Purifiers may be a much more relevant villain right now, but that’s partially because the Inner Circle isn’t really doing anything. Still, there’s enough happening with the characters in those scenes that I’m still excited to see how it plays out. For now, at least.The Gifted airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.Previously on The Gifted:The Gifted Season 2 Episode 5 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 4 RecapThe Gifted Season 2 Episode 3 Recaplast_img read more

Weather Eye Where wintry mix will hit – and how hard –

first_imgPatrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Reach him at http://patricktimm.com. The winter weather event was on schedule to strike today, although a few hours later than thought earlier. The million-dollar questions are always what type of precipitation and how long will it impact us. A winter storm warning was in effect. If you can take the day off, that would be a best bet.With various microclimates and pockets of cold air it is always a last-minute call, as I have mentioned here before. It will be a late-night call. With the moisture shield arriving midday it makes it difficult for the schools, and that was still being thought over as I wrote this column Wednesday afternoon.Looking at weather charts and the satellite pictures it appeared the weather front was splitting, with a portion heading off to the north-northwest and the other half off to the south-southeast. Not as impressive as a day or two ago.However, as a flow of air comes in off the ocean it will ride over the colder denser air near the surface. For a while it could be snow and then sleet (ice pellets) and then freezing rain. A close call for just what will have the greatest impact. It will be different types of precipitation in the various regions of Clark County.I’ll broad-brush it and say a wintry mix depending on how long it takes to warm the upper levels of the atmosphere and one’s location. Certainly out toward the Gorge it will be dicey. Then again I may be surprised and we could get several inches of snow here in Vancouver.last_img read more

Holi 2019 Wishes messages and images to send to your loved ones

first_imgSHAUKAT AHMED/AFP/Getty ImagesHoli, the festival of colours, celebrates the triumph of good over evil and the beginning of the spring season and the end of the winter season. The festival is celebrated annually on the full moon day in the Hindu month of Falgun. This festival is majorly celebrated in the northern parts of India. People celebrate it with fervour by applying bright colours on each other. The spring festival is also a thanksgiving for a good harvest. The festivities are spread out over two days with the first day known as ‘Choti Holi’. In Hindu mythology, Holi is celebrated as the day when the demon  Hiranyakashyap wanted to be the only god everyone worshipped. He also wanted to be immortal. However, his son, Prahlad, a devotee of Lord Vishnu, refused to worship him which enraged Hiranyakashyap. the demon god asked his sister Holika to set Prahlad on fire. However, due to Prahlad’s devotion, he was saved by Lord Vishnu while Holika burnt to death. Here are some wishes to send to your loved ones on the day which signifies good over evil as well as new beginningsLife is full of colours, maybe this Holi adds even more colours to your life. Wish you and your family a very Happy Holi!May all the colours of the rainbow bless your life. Happy Holi!Let this Holi take away all your worries and fill your life with all you wish for. Happy Holi!Holi is the perfect day to strengthen the bond of every relationship and get closer. Never let the chance waste in vain and enjoy the festival to its fullest! Happy Holi!Burn all negativity and bring all positivity in life. Celebrate this Holi with vibrant colours. Happy Holi! Holifestival.orglast_img read more

Take action against professor Akmal DUTA

first_imgLogo Of Dhaka UniversityProtesting the remarks of former Dhaka University teacher professor Akmal Hossain about the participation of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the liberation war, Dhaka University Teachers’ Association (DUTA) on Wednesday demanded the home ministry and the DU administration take legal action against him, reports UNB.It also threatened to launch a tough movement if its demand is not met.The demand was made from a human chain formed in front of the Arts Faculty.Speaking at a demonstration organised under the banner of ‘Teachers against Repression’ at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla of the university on 19 July, former teacher of DU’s International Relations department professor Akmal questioned whether Bangabandhu and Sheikh Hasina took part in the liberation war.The DUTA leaders alleged that professor Akmal made derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu and distorted the history in his speech.Addressing the human chain, DUTA president professor ASM Maksud Kamal said the liberation war started with the proclamation of independence by Bangabandhu and it was led by him. “We achieved our independence under his leadership. But professor Akmal showed audacity by making such comments.”He also alleged that BNP-Jamaat men infiltrated into the quota reform movement in a bid to destabilise the Dhaka University.At the human chain, some teachers said they also want rational reforms of the quota system, but the remarks which had no relations with the movement were totally unacceptable.On Wednesday, professor Akmal in a statement claimed that his remarks were partially presented and said he had no intention to defame Bangabandhu in his speech.last_img read more

Trump backs Saudi over Qatar row also urges unity

first_imgUS President Donald Trump speaks as House Speaker Paul Ryan looks on during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump urged Gulf unity Tuesday in remarks released just hours after he appeared to back Saudi Arabia and its regional allies’ decision to sever ties with Qatar.In an abrupt and sweeping move, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain announced Monday they were cutting diplomatic relations and closing air, sea and land links with Qatar.Triggering the Arab world’s biggest crisis in years, they accused the tiny Gulf state of harboring extremist groups and suggested Qatar supported the agenda of Riyadh’s arch-rival, Iran.Trump waded into the row in a series of early morning tweets that signaled support for the effort to isolate Qatar, despite the country being home to the largest American airbase in the Middle East.“So good to see the Saudi Arabia visit with the King and 50 countries already paying off,” he tweeted in reference to his trip to Riyadh last month.“They said they would take a hard line on funding… extremism, and all reference was pointing to Qatar. Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!”The broadside came as Kuwait’s ruler flew to Saudi Arabia to try to resolve the split.A CNN report then cited Qatar’s foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani as saying FBI experts had concluded that Russian hackers had a hand in the furor.The broadcaster said US intelligence officials believe the hackers planted a false story on Qatar’s state news agency that may have prompted the Saudi Arabia-led sanctions on Qatar.Disruption follows splitSpeaking earlier to the BBC, Thani responded to Trump’s tweets, denying any funding “of terrorism” and saying there was no “evidence that the Qatar government is supporting radical Islamists.”Energy-rich Qatar has long had strained ties with its neighbors, but the move by Saudi Arabia and its supporters raised fears of more volatility in the region.Trump spoke by telephone with Saudi Arabia’s ruler King Salman later Tuesday in an exchange of notably different tone from the US president’s earlier remarks on Twitter.“The president underscored that a united Gulf Cooperation Council is critical to defeating terrorism and promoting regional stability,” the White House said in a statement regarding the call.“The two leaders discussed the critical goals of preventing the financing of terrorist organizations and eliminating the promotion of extremism by any nation in the region.”The Gulf Cooperation Council is a regional bloc comprising Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, the UAE and Oman.Support for Qatar came from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who criticized the sanctions and vowed to maintain and develop ties with Doha.“Efforts to isolate Qatar… will not solve any problem,” he said, praising Doha’s “cool-headedness” and “constructive approach.”But the Saudi-led action was already having tangible effects, with dozens of flights canceled, Qatari planes barred from regional airspace, and panic buying in Doha amid fears of food shortages.As well as cutting diplomatic relations and ordering Qatari citizens to leave their countries within 14 days, the Gulf states and Egypt banned all flights to and from Qatar.UAE carriers Emirates, Etihad, flydubai and Air Arabia, as well as Saudi Airlines had all announced the suspension of flights to and from Qatar as of Tuesday morning.Qatar ready for talksAnother Arab nation, Jordan, said after studying the causes of the crisis with Qatar it was downgrading its diplomatic representation and withdrawing licenses for the Amman bureau of the Doha-based TV news channel Al-Jazeera.The west African state of Mauritania backed Riyadh and cut ties with Qatar, saying Doha’s policies had “supported terrorist organizations… and promoted chaos in many Arab countries”.Qatar has said it is open to talks, but Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the gulf state must “change their policies” and stop supporting “extremist groups”.French President Emmanuel Macron said he was ready to back “all initiatives to encourage calm”.The crisis will have wide-ranging consequences, not just for Qatar and its citizens but across the Middle East and for Western interests.Some 10,000 military personnel are stationed at the Al-Udeid airbase. As the forward headquarters of US Central Command, it is seen as crucial in the US-led campaign against the Islamic State group.A Pentagon spokesman said the crisis has had “no impact on our operations in Qatar or with regards to airspace permission around it”.The International Air Transport Association called on the countries that acted against Qatar to restore air links with the country, warning of major travel disruptions.Qatar is also a major regional diplomatic player and international investor and is set to host the World Cup, football’s biggest tournament, in 2022.But Qatar has also long been accused by its Gulf neighbors and Egypt of supporting extremist groups.Crisis follows years of gripesIn announcing it was cutting ties, Riyadh accused Doha of harboring “terrorist and sectarian groups that aim to destabilise the region including the Muslim Brotherhood, Daesh (IS) and Al-Qaeda”.Riyadh also accused Doha of supporting Iran-backed “terrorist activities” in eastern Saudi Arabia and in Shiite-majority Bahrain.“The measures are unjustified and are based on false and baseless claims,” Qatar said in response to Monday’s announcement.Gulf countries previously recalled their ambassadors from Qatar in 2014, ostensibly over its support for the Brotherhood, but Monday’s moves go much further.Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies may have felt emboldened by Trump’s visit to Riyadh, which saw the new president clearly align US interests with Riyadh and lash out at Iran.Qatar has an independent streak that has often angered its neighbors, attracting criticism for supporting Islamist rebels in Syria, and in 2013, the Afghan Taliban opened a Doha office.Fellow Gulf states are also reported to have been angered by a huge ransom paid by Doha earlier this year to secure the release of a hunting party, which included members of the Qatari royal family, kidnapped in southern Iraq.The ransom, which Iraqi officials said was in the “hundreds of millions of dollars”, was believed to have been paid to militias with close ties to Tehran.last_img read more

2 killed in police gunfight

first_imgProthom Alo IllustrationTwo persons were killed in what the law enforcers claimed a gunfight with police in Daulatpur upazila of Kushtia early Tuesday.News agency UNB quoted police as saying that the deceased — Mufazzel Hossain alias Mufa, 42, son of Moser Uddin of Gorra village and Mahabul, 40, son of Abul Rahim of Koipal village in the upazila — were robbers.Being informed that two robber gangs locked into a gunfight over internal clash, a team of police conducted a drive in Katadah area, said Md Nazrul Islam, officer-in-charge of Daulatpur police station.Sensing the presence of law enforcers, the robber gangs opened fire on them, forcing them to fire back, triggering the gunfight.After the gunfight when the robbers fled away police rescued two robbers as bullet injured.The injured were taken to Daulatpur Upazila Health Complex where the physicians declared the duo dead.Police also recovered two guns, four round bullets and a machete from the spot, said the OC adding that the two robbers are accused in several robbery cases.Two policemen– sub-inspector Asadul and constable Zia — were also injured.The law enforcement’s versions of the events were, however, not verified independently as no versions of those incidents were available immediately either from any witnesses or from any members of the victims’ families.last_img read more

Building a twoway interactive chatbot with Twilio A stepbystep guide

first_imgTo build a chatbot that can communicate both ways we need to do two things: build the chatbot into the web app and modify setup configurations in Twilio. To do these, follow these steps: Create an index.js file in the root directory of the project. Install the express and body-parser libraries. These libraries will be used to make a web app: npm install body-parser –savenpm install express –save Create a web app in index.js: // Two-way SMS Botconst express = require(‘express’)const bodyParser = require(‘body-parser’)const twilio = require(‘twilio’)const app = express()app.set(‘port’, (process.env.PORT || 5000))Chapter 5[ 185 ]// Process application/x-www-form-urlencodedapp.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({extended: false}))// Process application/jsonapp.use(bodyParser.json())// Spin up the serverapp.listen(app.get(‘port’), function() {console.log(‘running on port’, app.get(‘port’))})// Index routeapp.get(‘/’, function (req, res) {res.send(‘Hello world, I am SMS bot.’)})//Twilio webhookapp.post(‘/sms/’, function (req, res) {var botSays = ‘You said: ‘ + req.body.Body;var twiml = new twilio.TwimlResponse();twiml.message(botSays);res.writeHead(200, {‘Content-Type’: ‘text/xml’});res.end(twiml.toString());}) The preceding code creates a web app that looks for incoming messages from users and responds to them. The response is currently to repeat what the user has said. Push it onto the cloud: git add .git commit -m webappgit push heroku master Now we have a web app on the cloud at https://ms-notification-bot.herokuapp.com/sms/ that can be called when an incoming SMS message arrives. This app will generate an appropriate chatbot response to the incoming message. Go to the Twilio Programmable SMS Dashboard page at https://www.twilio.com/ console/sms/dashboard. Select Messaging Services on the menu and click Create new Messaging Service: Give it a name and select Chat Bot/Interactive 2-Way as the use case: This will take you to the Configure page with a newly-assigned service ID: Under Inbound Settings, specify the URL of the web app we have created in the REQUEST URL field (that is, https://sms-notification-bot.herokuapp.com/sms/): Now all the inbound messages will be routed to this web app. Go back to the SMS console page at https://www.twilio com/console/sms/services. Here you will notice your new messaging service listed along with the inbound request URL: Click the service to attach a number to the service: You can either add a new number, in which case you need to buy one or choose the number you already have. We already have one sending notifications that can be reused. Click Add an Existing Number. Select the number by checking the box on the right and click Add Selected: Once added, it will be listed on the Numbers page as follows: In Advanced settings, we can add multiple numbers for serving different geographic regions and have them respond as if the chatbot is responding over a local number. The final step is to try sending an SMS message to the number and receive a response. Send a message using any SMS app on your phone and observe the response: Congratulations! You now have a two-way interactive chatbot. This tutorial is an excerpt from the book, Hands-On Chatbots and Conversational UI Development written by  Srini Janarthanam. If you found our post useful, do check out this book to get real-world examples of voice-enabled UIs for personal and home assistance. Read Next How to build a basic server side chatbot using Go Build a generative chatbot using recurrent neural networks (LSTM RNNs) Top 4 chatbot development frameworks for developerslast_img read more

In just a few weeks fashion industry professional

first_imgIn just a few weeks, fashion industry professionals from around the globe will convene in the iconic Bryant Park Tents to preview the Spring/Summer 2010 Collections. The runways will showcase the most inspiring new looks worn by top models, as they present the Collections from many creative designers never before seen at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, alongside some of America’s most established names in fashion.These newcomers and first-timers who include Davidelfin, Cesar Galindo, Erin Wasson x RVCA, Vassilios Kostetsos, Toni Francesc, Tory Burch, Trias and the Argentinean Designer Collections, will show their collections on the same runways as designers as Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Max Azria, Dennis Basso, Badgley Mischka, Tracy Reese, Tommy Hilfiger, and many others who hail from all over the world including Brazil, China, Nigeria, Korea, Japan, Israel, Spain, France, Germany and Australia.“We are always pleased to embrace new designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week,” said Fern Mallis, Senior Vice President of IMG Fashion. “We know this platform provides ample opportunities for these designers to do business in the market and to generate maximum publicity.”Some of the inspirations which have influenced these newcomers to the tents are:David Elfin- His designs have an artistic aesthetic that bestrides androgynous and the suggestive, with added geometric prints and a classic, original flare.Cesar Galindo- The Texas native began as an assistant designer in the 1980s before designing his own signature label which sells to upscale designer boutiques and department stores.Erin Wasson x RCVA- Leading model, Erin Wasson has graced the covers of countless magazines and in the spring of 2009 launched her womenswear collection in collaboration with surf and skate lifestyle brand RCVA. The line embodies Wasson’s signature low-key style and edge and mixes with RCVA’s roots in action sports, introducing a fresh outlook on fashion to the international marketplace.Vassilios Kostetsos- Well known and loved in Greece, fashion designer Vassilios Kostetsos has been a leader in the fashion industry for the past 15 years. He is known for his divine designs, indulging our fashion expectations and dreams.Toni Francesc- A Catalan designer, Toni has shown his designs all over the world.Tory Burch- Launched in 2004, Tory’s classic American sportswear line brought together an eclectic sensibility with her unique personal style and spirit. Tory Burch is a lifestyle concept with multiple product categories including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry – while not new, is she showing at the Tents for the first time.Trias-  French born designer to present his first Collection of crisp, radical apparel with modern classism influence paired with exaggerated detail shown through bold shape, lines and overall construction.Argentinean Designer Collections- The Argentinean Designer Collections will showcase collections from six leading Argentinean designers.BENITOfernandez: Benito’s overall aesthetic resembles youth, vibrancy, and bright colors with a Mexican/Indian influence.Min Agostini: Her designs have a unique sculptural style with avant-garde amplification.Fabian Zitta: Fabian’s designs are overstated, feminine and flirty.Cardon: Crisp and clean easy wear with long straight complimentary lines combined with lively colors and original patterns.Eufemia: Young, innovative attire with a combination of flirty futurism, reinterpreted masculinity, and rebel grunge all rolled into one.The official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week schedule kicks off with Michael Angel followed by BCBGMAXAZRIA, Davidelfin, Duckie Brown, Ports 1961, Rosa Chà, Cesar Galindo, Cynthia Steffe, Yigal Azrouёl, Twinkle by Wenlan, Charlotte Ronson, Monarchy Collection, Nicole Miller, ARISE African Promise Collective, Erin Wasson x RVCA, Venexiana, Lacoste, Georges Chakra, Andy & Debb, Academy of Art University, Christian Siriano, Chado Ralph Rucci, Vivienne Tam, Lela Rose, Derek Lam, Toni Maticevski, DKNY, Thuy, Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Diane Von Furstenberg, Rebecca Taylor, Y-3, Tuleh, Custo Barcelona, Vassilios Kostetsos, Carolina Herrera, Carlos Miele, Jill Stuart, Tracy Reese, Donna Karan New York, Yeohlee, Tadashi Shoji, TonyCohen, Gottex, Badgley Mischka, Brian Reyes, Pamella Roland, MAX AZRIA, Dennis Basso, Willow, Tibi, Narciso Rodriguez, Toni Francesc, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Milly by Michelle Smith, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Anna Sui, Maria Pinto, Doo.Ri, Ralph Lauren, Allude, Isaac Mizrahi, Trias, Calvin Klein Collection, Chocheng, Argentinean Designer Collections and Tommy Hilfiger.The Bryant Park Tents’ three venues include the Salon, the Promenade and the Tent. 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