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PH triathletes dominate SEA Games tilt in impressive showing

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Read Next “I think in running I really pulled away,” said the 25-year-old Mangrobang, a former fashion design student who is now full-time triathlete.She clocked 2:11:14, while Adorna, the 2015 champion, finished in 2:18:58. Adorna is reportedly nursing a injury but her time was enough to beat out Irene Chong of Malaysia who timed 2:25:44. MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LATEST STORIES Belga keeps his emotions in check, helps Rain or Shine win over TNT Huelgas, the 2015 edition champion, trailed for a few seconds Clement Cheng Ren of Singapore who was first out of water. Chicano was full minute behind them.But by the cycling and running phase, the two Filipino male runners were all by themselves around Water Sports Center in Presint 6 in Putrajaya.READ: PH bets also snatch gold, silver in women’s triathlonHuelgas finished in one hour, 59 minutes and two seconds, while Chicano turned in a time of 2:01:27. Ren checked in one full minute after Chicano did.The same story in women’s when Mangrobang even overlapped the fourth placer in the running phase which went through four loops.ADVERTISEMENT It was dominating performance by the Philippine team, surpassing its showing Singapore two years ago when Huelgas and Adorna won the gold and Mangrobang silver.READ: Philippines claims gold, silver in men’s triathlonFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We came here confident that we can win, because all of this is part of our long-term program that will culminate in the Tokyo 2020,” said Triathlon Association of the Philippines secretary general Tom Carrasco.“If you look at the split times, you will see that they beat the third places by a big margin,” he added. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Nikko Huelgas and John Chicano. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines’ overwhelming, propulsive force toward triathlon glory came from a long, painstaking program.Nikko Huelgas and Marion Kim Mangrobang copped the golds in Southeast Asian Games men’s and women’s event Monday while teammates John Leerams Chicano and Ma. Claire Adorna took the silver medals.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Murray scores career-high 32 as Nuggets beat Magic

first_imgDenver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay (0) is pressured by Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo (4) and Jonathan Isaac (1). APDENVER — Jamal Murray scored a career-high 32 points, Will Barton had 26 points and nine rebounds — both season bests — and the Denver Nuggets beat the Orlando Magic 125-107 on Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Nikola Jokic had 12 points and 17 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season and also added eight assists for Denver. Six Nuggets scored in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Murray had 22 points in the first half to help Denver take a 70-47 lead and hit a basket late in the fourth to set his career high.Denver finished its season-long six-game homestand 5-1 and benefited from a shorthanded Magic team. Guards Elfrid Payton and D.J. Augustin didn’t play due to left hamstring injuries, and the Nuggets took advantage of their absence to score 70 points from their backcourt.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMarreese Speights led the Magic with 19 points. Evan Fournier and Jonathon Simmons scored 18 apiece.The Nuggets took control with a 13-0 run late in the first quarter. Murray scored nine of his 16 points in the period during the run that gave Denver a 35-19 lead. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ball youngest to have triple-double but Lakers fall to Bucks Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES MOST READ Read Next Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101center_img Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA The Nuggets put it away in the second quarter when Orlando went cold. The Magic had just one field goal for the first 6 minutes of the period when Denver built a 26-point lead.The lead grew to 30 in the third quarter but the Magic battled back to make it a 13-point game but never got closer.TIP-INSMagic: Payton didn’t play to protect against him aggravating the left hamstring that kept him out of eight games this season. “One thing he hasn’t done since he’s been back is playing in a back-to-back,” coach Frank Vogel said. “Traveling, arriving late at night, if he still has some tightness in there this is a concern. It’s not a setback, we’re just being smart with it.” … Augustin missed his fifth consecutive game.Nuggets: G Gary Harris did not play because of a shoulder injury. Coach Michael Malone would not say if Harris would miss more than one game. … Denver’s 70 points in the first half were its most for any half this season.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Information about the top colleges of India at a glance

first_imgAAiming higher: Graduation is the first step to a successful careerAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Est: 1956) Ansari Nagar, Delhi-29 Tel: 6864851e-mail: coe@-aiims.aiims.ac.in Website: aiims.edu Seats: 50 MBBS, 50 BSc nursing, 131 MD/MS/ MDS/MHA Cut-off: Entrance test *The Mecca of medicine has slipped to No. 2 slot this year.,AAiming higher: Graduation is the first step to a successful careerAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Est: 1956) Ansari Nagar, Delhi-29 Tel: 6864851e-mail: coe@-aiims.aiims.ac.in Website: aiims.edu Seats: 50 MBBS, 50 BSc nursing, 131 MD/MS/ MDS/MHA Cut-off: Entrance test *The Mecca of medicine has slipped to No. 2 slot this year.A.V. College (Est: 1968) Gaganmahal, Hyderabad-29 Tel: 7637751 e-mail: avcasc@rediffmail.com Seats: 60 Arts, 390 Science Cut-off: 60 per centArmed Forces Medical College (Est: 1948) 16 AFMC Road, Pune-40 Tel: 6363301 e-mail: afmc@pn2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 130 Cut-off: Entrance test *Strictly for those committed to the armed forces. Discipline and duty go together.BB.M. College of Commerce (Est: 1943) 845, Shivajinagar, BMCC Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5654943 e-mail: BMCC pn@pn3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 480 Cut-off: 76 per cent *Students get the hang of business early with mock stock exchange transactions and GBMs.Badruka College (Est: 1950) Kachiguda Station Road, Hyderabad-27 Tel: 4732832 Seats: BCom 370 Cut-off: 76 *A springboard for accountants. Provides a meeting ground with those who matter.Banaras Hindu University Law College (Est: 1921) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-5 Tel: 307630 e-mail: deanlaw@satyam. net.in Seats: 250 Cut-off: Entrance test *Besides the degree course, it offers diploma options too.Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (Est: 1990) 91/2, Dr A.N. Krishna Rao Road, V.V. Puram, Bangalore-4 Tel: 6615246 e-mail: bhagawan@ vsnl.com Website: jaincollege.ac.in Seats: 400 Science, 430 Commerce Cut-off: 90 per cent *Additional courses like PR and IT liven up BCom.Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan’s Colleges (Est: 1946) Munshi Nagar, Andheri (W), Mumbai-58 Tel: 6232191 e-mail: bhavans@ bom2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 350 Arts, 1,080 Science, 550 Commerce Cut-off: SSC pass Arts, 82 Science, 72 Commerce *Big defines Bhavan’s: 7,000 pupils, a vast campus and 14 associations, including a Ham club.Bethune Collegiate School (Est:1849), 181, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata-6, Tel: 2411731 e-mail: bethune college@vsnl.net.in Seats:25 for each subject Cut-off: 55-65 per cent *New courses in the women’s college are Statistics, Hindi and Computer Sciences.Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences (Est:1964), Vidya Vihar, Pilani-31, Tel: 7642211 e-mail: admoc @bits-pilani.ac.in Website: bits-pilani.ac Seats: 410 Cut-off: 97 per cent *The 1,000-acre campus in Rajasthan is an oasis of high academic standards.CChrist College (Est: 1969) Hosur Road, Bangalore-29 Tel: 5536280 Fax: 5535863 Website: christcollege.edu Seats: 250 Arts, 130 Science, 300 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 72 Arts, 62 Science, 84 Commerce *Journalism and commerce courses are a major draw.Christian College (Est: 1889) Golaganj, Lucknow Tel: 226958 Seats: 3,000 Cut-off: Entrance test *Exchange programmes with European universities are a plus.Christian Medical College (Est: 1942) Bagayam, Vellore-4 Tel: 222121 Website: home.cmcvellore.ac.in Seats: 60 Cut-off: Entrance test (see main story)City College (Est: 1879) 102/1 Raja Ramohan Sarani, Kolkata-9 Tel: 3501565 e-mail: citycoll @cal3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 50 in each subject Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 65 Science *It will be introducing Computer Science, Microbiology and Electronics this year.College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University Campus, S.P. Road, Chennai-25 Tel: 2351126DD.G. Ruparel College (Est: 1952) Senapati Bapat Marg, Mumbai-16 Tel: 4303042 Website: pmsuleruparel.edu Seats: 220 Arts, 300 Science, 330 Commerce Cut-off: Students from its junior college are given preference *It offers a wide range of vocational courses.Daulat Ram College (Est: 1960) 4, Patel Marg, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667863 e-mail: info@daulatramcollege.org Website: daulatramcollege.org Seats: 418 Arts, 130 Science, 122 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 80 Science, 83 Commerce *A women’s college with a good academic record.Deshbandhu College (Est: 1952) Kalkaji, Delhi-19 Tel: 6439565 Seats: 500 each in Arts, Science, Commerce Cut-off: 55 Arts, 60 Science, 75 Commerce *Has a number of courses to offer, including Sindhi.Dr B.R. Ambedkar College (Est: 1973) Bagh Lingampally, Hyderabad-44 Tel: 7664173 Seats: 211 Arts, 167 Science, 580 Commerce Cut-off: SSC pass *Specially caters to SC, ST and backward sections.EElphinstone College (Est: 1856) 156, M.G. Road, Fort, Mumbai-32 Tel: 2843797 Seats: 120 Arts, 360 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off: 70 per cent *Has a modest fee structure and a rich heritage.Dr Ambdekar College of Law (Est: 1977) Tilak Road Extension, Wadala, Mumbai-31 Tel: 4182958 Seats: 320 Cut-off: 45 per cent *A three-year evening course leads to an LLB.Ethiraj College for Women (Est: 1948) 27, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai-600008 Tel: 8279189 Seats: 135 Arts, 60 Science, 210 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, Science and Commerce 92 *Its trend-setting girls have starred at beauty pageants.FFaculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Est: 1920) Aligarh Tel: 700994 e-mail: rabrar@vsnl.com Website: amu.up.nic.in Seats: 100 Cut-off: Entrance test *An institute of modest beginnings growing in stature.Ferguson College (Est: 1885) Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-4 Tel: 5654212 Seats: 360 Arts, 600 Science Cut-off per cent: 72 Arts, 80 Science *Foreign language courses are among its major pluses.advertisement GGargi College (Est: 1967) Siri Fort Road, Delhi-49 Tel: 6494544 e-mail: hema@ nda.vsnl.net.in Website: gargicollege.freeservers.com Seats: 287 Arts, 185 Science, 155 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 65 Arts, 75 Science and Commerce. *Innovative courses are the hallmark of this women’s college.Goenka College of Commerce (Est: 1904) 210, B.B. Ganguly Street, Kolkota-12 Tel: 2412216 Seats: 60 per subject Cut-off: 60 per cent *Special tutorials help prepare for competitive exams.Government Law College (Est: 1855) A-Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2041707 Website: glc.edu Seats: 320 LLB, 160 BA LLB Cut-off: 45 per cent *A stone’s throw from the city courts, it has a placement service too.HSpoilt for choice: With more than 10,000 colleges to pick from, choosing the right one is difficultH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1960) 123, Dinshaw Wacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2876115 e-mail: hrcollege@hotmail.com Website: hrcollege.edu Seats: 350 Cut-off: 75 per cent *A trendy college, it has joined forces with the corporate world.Hansraj College (Est: 1948) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667747 e-mail: hansrajcollege@cranes.org Website: hansrajcollege.com Seats: 250 Arts, 360 Science, 135 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Science, 88 Commerce *Assured placements have made its commerce courses popular.Hindu College (Est: 1899) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667184 e-mail: hinducol@del3.vsnl.net.in Seats: 210 Arts, 210 Science, 40 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science, 90 Commerce *Known for its liberal learning, environment, it boasts a students’ parliament.advertisement IIIT Chennai (Est: 1958) Sardar Patel Road, Chennai-36 Tel: 2578000 Seats: 1,660 Cut-off: Entrance examIIT Delhi (Est: 1961) Hauz Khas, Delhi-16 Tel: 6861977 e-mail: jeechair @admin.iitd.ernet.in Website: iitd.ernet.in/jee Seats: 546 Cut-off: JEE. *Acclaimed for its curriculum and faculty, its techies enjoy a vibrant hostel life.IIT Kanpur (Est: 1960) Kalyanpur, Kanpur email: director@iitk.ac.in Seats: 450 Cut-off: JEE *The institute that housed India’s first super computer continues to lead the rest.IIT Kharagpur (Est: 1950) Kharagpur-2 Tel: 77390 e-mail: jee@hijli. iitkgp.ernet.in Seats: 22-55 in each subject Cut-off: JEE (see main story)IIT Mumbai (Est 1958) Powai, Mumbai-76 Tel: 5722545 e-mail: jee@cc.iitb.ac.in Website: iitb.ac.in Seats: 519 Cut-off: JEE *Flush with funds from ex-students, it opens a school of bio-engineering and sciences this year.IIT Roorkee (Est 1847) Roorkee-67 Tel: 85795 e-mail: pip@iitr.ernet.in Website: iitr.ernet.in Seats: 390 Cut-off: JEE *The first engineering college in Asia, recently got IIT status.ILS Law College (Est: 1924) Law College Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5656775 e-mail: ilslaw@ giaspn01.vsnl.net.in Website: ilslaw.edu Seats: 140 BA LLB, 140 LLB. Cut-off: 71 per centIndian Institute of Management and Commerce (Est: 1973) 6-1-91, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-4 Tel: 3237902 e-mail: iimc_hyd@123india.com Seats: 80 BCom, 40 B.Com (Computers) Cut-off: 60 per cent *It offers scholarships sponsored by the alumni.Indraprastha College (Est: 1924) Shamnath Marg, Delhi-54 Tel: 3954085, Website: IPCollege.com Seats: 520 Arts, 80 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 80 Arts, 88 Commerce *The oldest women’s college in Delhi is known for its facilities.Institute of Technology (Est: 1919) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-5 Tel: 368427 e-mail: iddirect@benaras.earnet Seats: 1,800 Cut-off: Entrance test *Its USP lies in its placements.Isabella Thoburn College (Est: 1886) Nirala Nagar, Lucknow Tel: 321107 Seats: 2,500 Cut-off: Entrance test *The first girls’ college in Uttar Pradesh, known for discipline.JJadavpur University, (1955) 2 & 3 Raja Subodh Chandra Mullick Road, Kolkata-32, Tel: 414-6495 e-mail: rkbju@hotmail. comWebsite: jadavpur.edu Seats: 264 Arts, 215 Science Cut Off: 60 Arts, 65 Science *Its USP is a range of subjects and top-class facilities.Jai Hind College (Est: 1948) 23, Backbay Reclamation, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2020255 Website: jaihindcollege.com Seats: 240 Arts, 510 Science, 500 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 65 Arts, 84 Science, 75 Commerce *Links with foreign institutions help students study abroad.Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Est: 1956) Dhanvantari Nagar, Tindivanam Road, Pondicherry Tel: 372901, Website: jipmer.edu Seats: 75 Cut-off: Entrance test *A 912-bed hospital facilitates patient-student interaction.Jesus and Mary College (Est: 1968) Chanakyapuri, Delhi-21 Tel: 6110041 e-mail: jmc@ndb.vsnl.net.in Seats: 430 Arts, 130 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 87 BCom, 82 Economics *Academics and cultural activities are the pluses.Jyoti Nivas College (Est: 1966) Hosur Road, Bangalore-95 Tel: 5530137 e-mail: jnc@bgl.vsnl. net.in Seats: 100 Arts, 180 Science, 160 Commerce Cut-off: 60 per cent. *Sports and cultural activities are also given weightage.KK.J. Somaiya College (Est: 1960) Vidya Nagar, Vidya Vihar East, Mumbai-77 Tel: 5115915 e-mail: kjsac@vsnl.net.in Website: education.vsnl.com/kjsac Seats: 320 Arts, 920 Commerce *Priority given to its own junior college students.K.P.B. Hinduja College of Commerce (Est: 1974) 315, New Charni Road, Mumbai-54 Tel: 3889408 Seats: 720 Cut-off: 62 per cent *Half the seats are reserved for linguistic minorities.Kamala Nehru College (Est: 1964), August Kranti Marg, Delhi-49 Tel: 6494881 Seats: 420 Arts, 115 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 70 Journalism, 73 Psychology *A cosy atmosphere and a variety of courses.Karnataka Regional Engineering College: (Est: 1960), Srinivasnagar, Surathkal-574157 Tel: 475984 e-mail: postmaster@ krec.ernet.in Website: krec.ernet.in Seats: 397 Cut-off: Entrance test *Computers and chemical engineering are its forte.Kasturba Medical College (Est: 1953) Madhavnagar, Manipal Tel: 71201 email: mahe@kmc.ernet.in Website: manipalgroup.com *The 200-acre campus has a good library. Annual tuition fees are about Rs 79,000.Admission rush: With thousands lining up to get in, the competition gets toughKing Edward VII Memorial College (Est: 1925) Acharya Donde Marg, Parel, Mumbai-12 Tel: 4136051 e-mail: college admin@gsmc.edu Website: kem.edu Seats: 180 Cut-off: Entrance test *The college is attached to a 1,800-bed hospital. Attracts the best students in Mumbai.Kishinchand Chellaram College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est: 1953) 124, Dinshaw Wacha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2855726 email: kccollege@vsnl. net.in Website: kccollege.edu Seats: 240 Arts, 300 Science, 240 Commerce Cut off per cent: 55 Arts, 80 Science, 75 Commerce *Part of the Hyderabad-Sind Collegiate Board, it has churned out rank holders.Kirori Mal College (Est: 1954) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667861 e-mail: principal@kmcollege. com Website: kmcollege.com Seats: 285 Arts, 387 Science, 110 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science, 85 Commerce *Individual e-mail IDs and an IT centre have given the college its “e-institution” label.LLady Brabourne College (Est: 1939) P1/2, Surrawardy Avenue Kolkata-17 Tel: 2448120 e-mail: lbc@cal3.vsnl. net.in Website: ladybrabourne.8m.com Seats: 245 Arts, 215 Science Cut-off per cent: 65-70 *The new microbiology course will be the first in a women’s college in Kolkata.Lady Shri Ram College (Est: 1956) Lajpat Nagar, Delhi-24 Tel: 6434459 Website: lsrcollege.org Seats: 357 Arts, 50 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 82, entrance test for English, Journalism *Consistent academic record and active students’ groups are its hallmark.Loreto College (Est: 1912) 7, Middleton Row, Kolkata-71 Tel: 2296030 e-mail: loretcol@cal2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 30 in each subject Cut-off per cent: 53-70 *There’s room for all-round growth in a disciplined milieu.Loyola College (Est: 1925) Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-34 Tel: 8276749 e-mail: welcome@ loyolacollege.edu Website: loyolacollege.edu Seats: 385 Arts, 525 Science, 172 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 75 Science, 90 Commerce (see main story)MMES College (Est: 1956) Malleswaram, Bangalore-3 Tel: 3347045 Seats: 200 Arts, 500 Science Cut-off: 60 per cent *Arts courses are for women, but science ones are co-ed.M.S. Ramaiah Degree College (Est: 1962) Gokul Extension, New BEL Road, Bangalore-54 Tel: 3441822 Seats: 200 Commerce Cut-off: 65 per cent *A good faculty accounts for its high scores.Madras Christian College (Est: 1837) Tambaram East, Chennai-59 Tel: 2375675 Website: mcc@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in Seats: 242 Arts, 205 Science, 60 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 80 Science, 85 Commerce *Has a big campus with an Australian turf cricket pitchMadras Medical College (Est: 1750) Chennai-1 Tel: 5341650 Seats: 175 Cut-off: Decided by a government panel *A pioneer institution in open heart and neurosurgery.Maharashtra College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est 1968) 246 (A), J.B. Behram Marg, Mumbai-8 Tel: 3081664 Seats: 280 Arts, 380 Science, 200 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 35 Arts, 55 Science, 55 Commerce *It has a well-equipped lab and good sports facilities.Maharishi Dayanand College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Est: 1962) 25, Dr S.S. Rao Road, Parel, Mumbai-12 Tel: 4130012 Seats: 275 Arts, 330 Science, 365 Commerce Cut-off: 55 per cent *Besides academics, students can join groups like the Film Appreciation Club.Maulana Azad College (Est: 1926) 8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata-13 Tel: 2443737 Seats: 25 in each subject Cut-off: 55 per cent *Few colleges teach as many languages as this one.Maulana Azad Medical College (Est: 1958), B.S. Zafar Marg, Delhi-2 Tel: 3239271 e-mail: deanmamc@vsnl.net Website: meramamc.com Seats: 180 Cut-off: Entrance test *Its access to hospitals like G.B. Pant makes it popular.Meenakshi College for Women (Est: 1975) Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai-24 Tel: 4835466 e-mail: mcwksl@giasmd01.vsnl.net.in Seats: 200 Arts, 305 Science, 60 Commerce *Discipline has ensured that students are well-groomed.Miranda House (Est: 1948), Patel Chest Marg, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667367 email: mhouse@ndf.vsnl. net.in Website: mirandahouse.ac.in Seats: 339 Arts, 195 Science Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 80 Science *Discipline and regular classes are its strengths.Mithibhai College of Arts (Est: 1961) J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai-56 Tel: 6184354 e-mail: svkmmithibai@vsnl.net Seats: 360 Cut-off: Preference to its junior college students. *Classic blackboards, AC classrooms, but students complain about administration.Mount Carmel College (Est: 1947) 58, Palace Road, Bangalore-52 Tel: 2261759 e-mail: mounts @bgl.vsnl.net.in Seats: 222 Arts, 336 Science, 358 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 75 Arts, 85 Science, 85 Commerce *The college is seeking a deemed university status.NN. Wadia College (Est: 1932) 19, V.K. Joag Path, Pune-1 Tel: 6122944 e-mail: nwadia@pn3.vsnl. net.in Seats: 360 Arts, 720 Science Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 80 Science *Offers novel courses like defence studies.In form: Filling in a plethora of forms is part of the drillNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Est 1964) Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56 Tel: 6112460 e-mail : nmcollege@vsnl.net.in Seats: 1,125 Cut-off: 80 per cent *Good results apart, the college has an AC building.National College, Basavanagudi (Est: 1945), V.V. Road, Basavanagudi, Bangalore-1 Tel: 6674441 Seats: 600 Arts, 200 Science Cut-off: 60 per cent *An adjunct of Annie Besant’s National School, its science courses are popular.National Law School of India University (Est 1987) P.O. Bag 7201, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-72 Tel: 3213160 e-mail: registrar@nls.ac.in Website: nls.ac.in Seats: 80 Cut-off: Entrance test (see main story)Nizam College (Est: 1887), Bashir Bagh, Hyderabad-7 Tel: 3234231 e-mail: principal.nizam@yahoo.com Seats: 210 Arts, 180 Science, 90 Commerce Cut-off: 70 percent *An autonomous college, it offers offbeat courses.OOsmania Medical College (Est: 1846) Kothi, Hyderabad-1 Tel: 4651936 Seats: 200 Cut-off: Entrance exam. *Started off teaching medicine in Urdu, now is attached to many government hospitals.advertisementPHard work: Academic results are the key to admissions HARD WORK: AcaPachaiyappa’s College (Est: 1842) 201-203, Periyar EVR High Road, Chennai-30 Tel: 6412844 Seats: 800 Arts, 800 Science, 400 Commerce *Founded by a philanthropist, it has stood the test of time.Presidency College (Est: 1840) Kamarajar Salai, Triplicane, Chennai Tel: 8544894Website: presidency@ freeservers.com Seats: 460 Arts, 416 Science, 30 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 70 Science and Commerce (see main story)Presidency College (Est: 1817) 86/1, College Street, Kolkata-73 Tel: 2412738 e-mail: principc@cal.vsnl.net.in Seats: 149 Arts, 282 Science Cut-off: 55-65 per cent *The college is getting into a more career-oriented mould.QQueen Mary’s College: (Est: 1914) Kamraj Salai, Mylapore, Chennai -4 Tel: 8445910 Seats: 2,747 *A good location (Marina Beach) and a learned faculty make it an ideal place.RR.A. Poddar College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1941) Lakhamshi Napoo Road, Matunga, Mumbai-19 Tel: 4143178 Email: podcol@vsnl.net.in Seats: 800 Cut-off: 78 per cent *An assembly line for Mumbai’s commerce toppers.Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Est: 1946) 98-99, Sir P.S. Shivaswamy Salai, Mylapore, Chennai-4 Tel: 4993057 Website: geocities.com/cvidyapith Seats: 200 Arts, 300 Science, 150 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 60 Science, 90 Commerce *Not just academics, education here covers character building also.Ramnarain Ruia College (Est: 1937) L.N. Road, Matunga, Mumbai-19 Tel: 4143098 e-mail: rtsane @vsnl.net Website: ruiacollege.edu Seats: 400 Arts, 450 Science Cut-off per cent: 60 Arts, 85 Science *Innovative vocational courses and an IT centre are among the pluses.SSIES College Of Commerce & Economics (Est: 1989) 71/72, T.V. Chidambaran Marg, Sion Matunga Estate, Mumbai-22 Tel: 4074944 Seats: 400 BCom, 60 BSc IT, 60 BMS Cut-off per cent: 70, entrance test for BMS. *Has 56 per cent quota for linguistic minorities.SNDT Arts and Commerce College for Women (Est: 1916) Karve Road, Pune-52 Tel: 5431153 Seats: 250 Arts 250 Commerce Cut-off: 55 per cent *A computer application course is among its pluses.S.P. College (Est: 1916) Tilak Road, Pune-30 Tel: 4332479 Seats: 350 Arts, 350 Science, 480 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 83 Science, 73 Commerce *Has a gym and swimming pool and a modern lab.Sarojini Naidu Degree College for Women (Est: 1994) Post Office Lane, Chikkad Palli, Hyderabad-20 Tel: 766 2961 e-mail: omsivaya@netlinks.com Seats: 60 Arts, 100 Commerce, 60 Science Cut-off: 39 per cent *Last year four BSc university toppers were from this college.School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-22 Tel: 555465 e-mail: sls@cusat.in Website: slscusat.ac.in Seats: 62 Cut-off: Entrance exam *Offers innovative masters courses like Intellectual Property Law.Seshadripuram Degree College (Est: 1973) 27, Nagappa Street, Seshadripuram Bangalore-20 Tel: 3343666 Seats: 400 Commerce Cutoff: 82 per cent e-mail: manilataya@hotmail.com *A pass percentage of 94 makes it a popular choice.Shri Ram College of Commerce (Est: 1926), Maurice Nagar, Delhi University, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667905 e-mail: srcc@delnet.ren.nic.in Website: srcc.edu Seats: 325 BCom, 80 Economics Cut-off per cent: 90.5 BCom, 89.25 Economics (see main story).Sir J.J. Hospital and Grant Medical College (Est: 1845) Byculla, Mumbai-8 Tel: 3731144 e-mail: gmcjjh@bom7.vsnl.net.in Seats: 200 Cut-off: Statewide entrance test *A charitable hospital in the GMC group ensures hands-on experience for the students.Sophia College for Women (Est: 1941) Convent of the Sacred Heart, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-26 Tel: 3633304 e-mail: sophia@vsnl.com Seats: 1,126 Arts, 274 Science Cut-off per cent: 40 Arts, 72 Science. *Focuses on empowering women and has a need-based admission policy.Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College (Est: 1951) University of Delhi, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667469 e-mail: khalsasgtb@vsnl.com Seats: 240 Arts, 400 Science, 210 Commerce 210 Cut-off per cent: 65 Arts, 75 Science, 81 Commerce. *Stresses on attendance both for teachers and students.Sri Venkateswara College (Est: 1961), Benito Juarez Marg, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi-21 Tel: 4672196 e-mail: principal@venkateswaracollege. edu Website: venkateswaracollege.edu Seats: 260 Arts, 295 Science, 120 Commerce Cutoff per cent: 75 Arts, 82 Science, 85 Commerce *A strong economics department ensures good results.St Ann’s College for Women (Est: 1983) Santhosh Nagar, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-28 Tel: 3513020 e-mail: stanns.net.in Seats: 200 Arts, 170 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off: 65 per cent *Stresses on overall development of students.St Francis’ College for Women (Est: 1959) Begumpet, Hyderabad-16 Tel: 3403200 e-mail: fran cis_hyd@hotmail.com Seats: 100 Arts, 300 Science, 280 Commerce Cut-off: 70 per cent *The first autonomous college of Osmania University, it aims at “holistic” education.St Joseph’s College of Arts & Sciences (Est: 1882) Residency Road, Bangalore-1 Tel: 2211429 Seats: Arts 250, Science 476 Cut-off: 50 per cent *It offers several innovative degree courses.St Joseph’s College of Commerce (Est: 1972) 163, Brigade Road, Bangalore-25 Tel: 5570955 e-mail: sjcc@blr.vsnl.net.in Website: saintjosephs.edun indiainternet. com/sjcc Seats: 200 Cut-off: 75 per cent *It has tie-ups with NIIT, Santa Clara University, California.Brand equity: Ambience is an important factor in choosing collegesSt Paul’s Degree College (Est: 1994), Himayat Nagar, Hyderabad-29 Tel: 3220269 Email: stpauls@ rediffmail.com Seats: 40 BCA, 30 BSc, 100 BCom Cut-off: 50 per cent *Academic rigour and regular tests make for good results.St Paul’s Cathedral Mission College (Est: 1864) 33/1, Raja Rammohan Roy Sarani, Kolkata-9 Tel: 3503682 e-mail: stpcmcoll@ cal2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 30-35 in each subject Cut-off: 35-75 per cent *The college will scrap higher secondary courses and focus on undergraduates.St Stephen’s College (Est: 1881) University Enclave, Delhi-7 Tel: 7667271 e-mail: stephens@vsnl.com Website: ststephens.edu Seats: 200 Science, 250 Arts Cut-off per cent: 88 Economics, 89 Physics, 81 English *It’s not just the question of a glorious tradition, the academic rigour continues.St Xavier’s College, (Est: 1860) 30, Park Street, Kolkata-16 Tel: 2475995 e-mail: xaviers@cal3.vsnl. net.in Website: sxccal.edu Seats: 150 Arts, 255 Science Cut-off: 65-75 per cent *Sports meets, rock fests or exams-there’s always something happening here.St Xavier’s College (Est: 1869) 5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-1 Tel: 2620662 Website: xaviers.edu Seats: 360 Arts, 360 Science, 240 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 70 Arts, 55 Science 35 Commerce *In addition to churning out toppers, it hosts Malhar, a vibrant college fest.Stella Maris (Est: 1947) 17, Cathedral Road, Chennai-86 Tel: 8111987 e-mail: smc@md3.vsnl.net. in Seats: 300 Arts, 300 Science; 240 Commerce. *The students’ union works in close coordination with the faculty.Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics (Est: 1913) B. Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20 Tel: 2871452 Website: sydenham.edu Seats: 600 Cutoff: 78 per cent *It scores for its faculty and an array of vocational options.Symbiosis College (Est: 1983) Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5653903 e-mail: smba_c @pn2.vsnl.net.in Website: indiaco.com/edu/symbiosis Seats: 120 Arts, 720 Commerce Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 75 Commerce *Computer courses and a placement cell find many takers.Symbiosis Society’s Law College (Est: 1977) Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-4 Tel: 5655114 e-mail: symlaw@pn2.vsnl.net.in Seats: 320 Cut-off: Entrance test for BALLB, 70 for LLB. *A human rights cell and visiting lectures from luminaries have given it a reputation.UUniversity College of Commerce and Business Management (Est: 1975) Osmania University Campus, Hyderabad-7 Tel: 7098291 Seats: 280 MBA, 40 MCom *The first college to introduce MBA at Osmania University.University Law College (Est: 1948), Palace Road, Bangalore-1 Tel: 2262137 Seats: 100 Cut-off per cent: 80 general, 65 SC/STs *It plans to launch a semester system and tie-up with major law institutions this year.VVivekananda College (Est: 1993) Seethaphalmandi, Secunderabad-61 Tel: 7501421 e-mail: lakkakula_2000@yahoo.com Seats: 156 Science, 110 Commerce Cut-off: 67 per cent *A result-oriented college .Vivekanand Education Society’s College (Est: 1979) Sindhi Society, Chembur, Mumbai-71 Tel: 5227470 e-mail: vesasc@vsnl.com Seats: 100 Arts, 200 Science, 60 MBA, 60 Mass Media, 60 IT Cut-off: 45-65 per cent *Students can avail of courses in sister vocational institutes.WWomen’s Christian College (Est: 1915) College Road, Chennai-6 Tel: 8275926Website: womenschristiancollege.com Seats: 120 Arts, 224 Science, 100 Commerce *Is known to offer the best arts courses in Chennai.Wilson College (Est: 1836) Pandita Ramabai Marg, Mumbai-7 Tel: 3637663Website: wilsoncollege.edu Seats: 350 Arts, 550 Science Cut-off per cent: 55 Arts, 70 Science *It is introducing remedial courses for students weak in English, Physics and Maths.-Compiled by Sharmila Dhal with bureau reportslast_img read more

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Shillong college invited in China

first_imgShillong, May 13 (PTI) St Anthonys College here has been invited by Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China to participate in the 2nd South and South East Asian College Student Cultural and Sports Week in Kunming from May 21 to 31.Principal of St Anthonys College Rev Brother Albert L Dkhar today said that it is for the first time an institution from North East has been invited by a foreign establishment.”The college would participate in sports and cultural events there,” he said. PTI FK JOP PR RCBlast_img

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Dutta to speak at Europes sport business meet

first_imgKolkata, Dec 4 (PTI) The All India Football Federation senior vice-president Subrata Dutta will speak on the growing market of the sport in the country at Europes largest sports business meet — SPOBIS — in Dusseldorf on January 30.Dutta will talk about “the sleeping football giant has awoken! Why the internationalisation of European football must take place in India” in a session moderated by football consultant Arunava Chaudhuri.”I keenly await to excite the leaders of the football world by showcasing the prospects of the growing market of football in India,” Dutta said as he is set to meet and interact with high-profile delegates such as German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel, Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeness, La Liga President Javier Tebas Medrano among others at Dusseldorf. PTI TAP CMlast_img read more

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Fee Removed Permit Remains for Roadside Live Lobster Vendors

first_imgThe province has removed the $40.53 permit fee put in place last fall for lobster fishermen who sell live lobster roadside, effective immediately. “Lobster fisherman have been struggling with low prices in the past year, and they have traditionally sold direct to customers without needing to purchase a permit,” said Sterling Belliveau, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “Vendors selling live lobster roadside are still required to have a permit, but there will be no fee.” Eighty permits to sell live lobster from the roadside have been issued to date. Sellers will still have to comply with current food safety and reporting requirements. “There has been great co-operation with the lobster vendors since the permit was initiated,” says Mike Horwich, director of food protection, Department of Agriculture. “We have not had any food safety or regulatory issues with the live lobster vendors.” Vendors can get a food permit online at www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/paal/agric/paal006.asp, by contacting a food safety specialist in their region, or by calling the food safety division at 902-424-1173. For copies of the 2009 Lobster Sellers weekly report, visit the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture website at www.gov.ns.ca/fish/licensing/conditions.shtml or call fisheries licensing services at 902-424-0335.last_img read more

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Montreal researchers use willows to decontaminate polluted soil groundwater

first_imgMONTREAL – In an east-end Montreal neighbourhood, a polluted piece of former industrial land has become a garden.Willows sway in the breeze, creating a pleasant green space as the plants slowly reverse decades of industrial activity that has left the chemical-soaked soil of the Pointe-aux-Trembles site too contaminated to use.The trees are part of a four-year natural decontamination project by the city and the Universite de Montreal that uses the tall plants to rehabilitate former industrial “brownfields” that are left abandoned because they’re too expensive to redevelop.Michel Labrecque, the head of research at the Montreal Botanical Garden and a biological sciences professor, said willows are “an excellent material” for decontamination because they’re hardy, fast-growing, can survive Quebec winters and thrive in even the most polluted soil.“I put willows in soil where there was some pollution and saw they were performing quite well, even when the soil was not only polluted by contaminants, but also poor and with a lack of organic materials,” he said.As they grow, they absorb the pollutants in the soil, while their roots produce micro-organisms that further break down the chemical compounds that can’t be absorbed.The contaminants become concentrated in the plants’ leaves and branches, which are then cut off and usually burned.Labrecque said the method is favourable to traditional “dig and dump” methods of decontamination, which involve excavating and removing the polluted soil without removing any chemicals.“(Excavating) doesn’t really address the problem, just moves it from one site to another,” he said.“By using plants, we don’t have to deplace any soil or replace any soil, and you’re left with just a few bags of contaminants.”Researchers have found that willows also have the potential to decontaminate wastewater and could even replace treatment plants in some smaller towns.Xavier Lachapelle-Trouillard, who recently completed a Masters’ from Polytechnique University, has been working since 2016 on a project that uses a 150-hectare willow marsh to filter wastewater in a small Quebec town.In Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, an hour north of Montreal, water from the town’s sewers are strained and fed directly to the plants, whose roots acts as natural purifiers, he said.By absorbing the excess nitrogen, phosphorus and other materials, the fast-growing plants have the potential to treat wastewater for towns of up to 5,000 people in an environmentally friendly way.“We’re taking something that is basically garbage, and re-valorizing it,” he said in a phone interview.While plant filtration technology is common in Europe, Lachapelle-Trouillard said North American scientists are still trying to make sure it will work in below-freezing winter conditions.Researchers are playing with hydraulic systems so the swamp doesn’t freeze and the bacteria stays alive, and he noted the results appear promising.Lachapelle-Trouillard said it takes between 9 and 12 willows per citizen to filter waste water, or up to 100 willows per person to absorb the water completely.Labrecque and Lachapelle-Trouillard said that using willows to treat soil or water has the advantage of being environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance and much cheaper than traditional methods.But they can take much longer to work and use much more space.For that reason, both researchers said their research is focused on finding other commercial uses for the plants in the meantime, such as burning them for energy or transplanting cuttings to make sound barriers or green walls.Labrecque said if the project in Montreal’s East End is allowed to continue, the city-owned land should be ready for new building after between five and 15 years.The question, he said, is whether the citizens will want to give up their green oasis.“The citizens really like it the way it is, so a challenge we face is that people like it as a green zone,” he said.last_img read more

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First Nations peoples sytematically excluded from juries Ontario coroner

first_imgAPTN National NewsA coroner’s ruling in Northern Ontario is supporting the claims of First Nations in the area that juries are excluding Aboriginal people.The Ontario government is already planning an inquiry into the issue.It’s important because juries are used not only in trials, but in the proceedings such as corner’s inquests where a jury makes findings and recommendations.As APTN National News reporter Tiar Wilson found out, in Thunder Bay, Ont., this challenge to the legal system was sparked by a series of tragedies.last_img

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Markets update at midafternoon

On the markets at midafternoon (ET):In Toronto, the S&P/TSX composite index was up 47.69 points to 15,776.01.The Dow Jones industrial average was up 55.69 points to 22,816.76.The Standard & Poor’s 500 index was up 4.36 points to 2,549.09.The Nasdaq composite index was down 3.21 points to 6,576.52.The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.01 cents US, up from Friday’s average price of 79.69 cents US.

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Spirit AeroSystems says it will lay off about 360 workers part of

by Roxana Hegeman, The Associated Press Posted Jul 25, 2013 12:24 pm MDT WICHITA, Kan. – Spirit AeroSystems announced Thursday it is laying off about 360 salaried support and management employees at its Kansas and Oklahoma facilities.The Wichita-based aircraft parts maker said it remains strong with a “robust backlog” of orders worth about $36 billion.“Today’s action is a strategic move to make the company more competitive in a cost-sensitive environment, and results from an ongoing workforce assessment designed to reduce overhead costs, increase efficiency and drive improved performance,” the company said in a news release.Spirit AeroSystems, which makes large sections of airplanes assembled by companies such as Boeing and Airbus, saw its first-quarter net income rise 10 per cent as demand for commercial planes increased. Deliveries for commercial airplanes rose 9 per cent from a year earlier and production is accelerating on several of the key passenger jets made by Boeing and Airbus.While deliveries of finished 787s were halted for nearly the entire quarter because of malfunctioning batteries, production by Boeing and its suppliers continued. Spirit delivered sections for 17 787s during the quarter, up from 15 during the fourth quarter of 2012.Larry Lawson, the company’s new president and CEO, said in May that Spirit would do a “comprehensive evaluation” of the development programs” in Tulsa, Okla., Wichita, Kinston, N.C., and St. Nazaire in France.That is where sections of the 787 and the new Airbus A350 are made. Lawson said at the time that one of the company’s goals in the future will be to cut costs in the manufacturing of new planes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Spirit AeroSystems says it will lay off about 360 workers, part of larger effort to trim costs read more

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Union Hackers have personnel data Social Security numbers on every US employee

FILE – In this June 5, 2015, file photo, a gate leading to the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, June 11, 2015, charging that the cyberattack on U.S. employee data is far worse than the Obama administration has acknowledged. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) WASHINGTON – Hackers stole personnel data and Social Security numbers for every federal employee, a government worker union said Thursday, asserting that the cyber theft of U.S. employee information was more damaging than the Obama administration has acknowledged.Sen. Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, said on the Senate floor that the December hack into Office of Personnel Management data was carried out by “the Chinese” without specifying whether he meant the Chinese government or individuals. Reid is one of eight lawmakers briefed on the most secret intelligence information. U.S. officials have declined to publicly blame China, which has denied involvement.J. David Cox, president of the American Federation of Government Employees, said in a letter to OPM director Katherine Archuleta that based on the incomplete information the union received from OPM, “We believe that the Central Personnel Data File was the targeted database, and that the hackers are now in possession of all personnel data for every federal employee, every federal retiree, and up to one million former federal employees.”The OPM data file contains the records of non-military, non-intelligence executive branch employees, which covers most federal civilian employees but not, for example, members of Congress and their staffs.The union believes the hackers stole military records and veterans’ status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance and pension information; and age, gender and race data, he said. The letter was obtained by The Associated Press.The union, which does not have direct access to the investigation, said it is basing its assessment on “sketchy” information provided by OPM. The agency has sought to downplay the damage, saying what was taken “could include” personnel file information such as Social Security numbers and birth dates.“We believe that Social Security numbers were not encrypted, a cybersecurity failure that is absolutely indefensible and outrageous,” Cox said in the letter. The union called the breach “an abysmal failure on the part of the agency to guard data that has been entrusted to it by the federal workforce.”Samuel Schumach, an OPM spokesman, said that “for security reasons, we will not discuss specifics of the information that might have been compromised.”The central personnel data file contains up to 780 separate pieces of information about an employee.Cox complained in the letter that “very little substantive information has been shared with us, despite the fact that we represent more than 670,000 federal employees in departments and agencies throughout the executive branch.”The union’s release and Reid’s comment in the Senate put into sharper focus what is looking like a massive cyber espionage success by China. Sen. Susan Collins, an intelligence committee member, has also said the hack came from China.Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House intelligence committee, said last week that Chinese intelligence agencies have for some time been seeking to assemble a database of information about Americans. Those personal details can be used for blackmail, or also to shape bogus emails designed to appear legitimate while injecting spyware on the networks of government agencies or businesses Chinese hackers are trying to penetrate.U.S. intelligence officials say China, like the U.S., spies for national security advantage. Unlike the U.S., they say, China also engages in large-scale theft of corporate secrets for the benefit of state-sponsored enterprises that compete with Western companies. Nearly every major U.S. company has been hacked from China, they say.The Office of Personnel Management is also a repository for extremely sensitive information assembled through background investigations of employees and contractors who hold security clearances. OPM’s Schumach has said there is “no evidence” that information was taken. But there is growing skepticism among intelligence agency employees and contractors about that claim.In the Senate on Thursday, Democrats blocked a Republican effort to add a cybersecurity bill to a sweeping defence measure. The vote was 56-40, four votes short of the number necessary.Democrats had warned of the dangers of cyberspying after the theft of government personnel files, but Democrats voted against moving ahead on the legislation, frustrated with the GOP-led effort to tie the two bills together. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the defence legislation over budget changes by the GOP.“The issue of cybersecurity is simply too important to be used as a political chit and tucked away in separate legislation.” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.___Associated Press writers Donna Cassata and Eric Tucker contributed to this report. by Ken Dilanian, The Associated Press Posted Jun 11, 2015 2:01 pm MDT Last Updated Jun 12, 2015 at 3:03 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Union: Hackers have personnel data, Social Security numbers on every US employee read more

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Warner Music says streaming revenue bigger than downloads

Warner Music says streaming revenue bigger than downloads LOS ANGELES, Calif. – In a further sign that the download era is waning, Warner Music Group says it made more money from streaming platforms than any other single source of recorded music revenue in the latest quarter.Warner claims it is the first of the three majors to hit the milestone. But the others are sure to follow.Last month, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry said streaming revenue globally grew 45 per cent last year, while the number of subscribers who paid for services like Spotify and Apple Music leapt 66 per cent to 68 million. Meanwhile, the IFPI said download revenue dropped 10.5 per cent.For Warner, streaming revenue grew 59 per cent in the quarter through March, helping boost overall revenue by 10 per cent to $745 million. by The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2016 11:15 am MDT Last Updated May 6, 2016 at 12:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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Ford apprentices Make it in Great Britain

Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Ford’s UK-based apprentices involved in the design, development and production of high-technology engines have supported the launch of government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ initiative, which aims to transform the image of UK manufacturing and raise awareness of its importance to the economy.The apprentices, working through the four-year in-house apprenticeship programme are based at Ford’s diesel engine production plant at Dagenham and at Ford Bridgend in Wales, home of the EcoBoost petrol engine production.Business Secretary, Vince Cable, and Business Minister, Mark Prisk, launched the campaign at the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills, where industry experts, apprentices and prospective future engineers met to discuss modern manufacturing and careers.“Manufacturing is our most exportable sector and is at the heart of our long term economic vision,” said Business Secretary, Vince Cable. “We have outstanding manufacturing companies, both large and small and today I want to call on them to join us in being part of the ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign.”Speaking in support of the campaign, Joe Greenwell, Ford of Britain Chairman, said, “I am very happy to represent Ford during the government’s ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaign. Ford has a strong manufacturing reputation in the UK and today builds nearly two million engines annually at our Bridgend and Dagenham engine plants, 30,000 Ford Transit Vans at Southampton, and over 500,000 transmissions at Halewood transmission plant, as part of the Getrag-Ford joint venture.”The government initiative includes a specific element, the ‘Make it in Great Britain’ Challenge, which focuses on new innovations yet to be brought to market. The campaign will culminate at the Science Museum during the Olympic Games in 2012.Building on the success of the ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiative that launched earlier this year, the exhibition will celebrate the achievements of the nation’s manufacturing industries and will aim to encourage young people to consider careers in industry.Follow the links below for more information about:The ‘Make it in Great Britain’ campaignThe ‘See Inside Manufacturing’ initiativeStats and facts about the UK automotive industry read more

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Football Its time to go for Parris Campbell at Hback

OSU sophomore wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) pumps himself up before their game on Nov. 19, 2016 at Spartan Stadium. The Buckeyes won 17-16. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorWalking off the field after Ohio State’s loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl, redshirt junior wide receiver Parris Campbell said something clicked in him.After another disappointing season of limited production for the former four-star recruit from Akron St. Vincent St. Mary High School, he decided his fourth season in the program would be different.“I think something kind of clicked in me, like, you know, it’s time to go,” Campbell said. “I’ve been here for a while, gotta make an impact now. I haven’t had the career I’ve wanted to thus far, and that’s what kind of clicked in me and I have a total different mindset this year.”The OSU football team’s No. 1 priority this spring — and in the ensuing days until the first game of the 2017 season — has been, and will be, bolstering the offense to its dominant form when the Buckeyes won the 2014 national championship.Even with new offensive coordinators Ryan Day and Kevin Wilson, how is the Buckeye offense supposed to improve with the departure of arguably its best player a season ago in H-back Curtis Samuel? Campbell is next up at the position.“For me, I think that I always had (the skill set), just from high school playing running back,” Campbell said. “Here, the H-back is like a premier position, so I mean it entails being a complete receiver and also having running back tendencies.”Samuel did everything last season for an OSU team that came a game shy of playing for a national championship. The soon-to-be NFL draft pick was the only player in Division I with at least 700 yards rushing (771) and receiving (865).Campbell redshirted his first season at OSU and suspensions threw him into the starting lineup in the 2015 season opener, but he hasn’t had the impact that he said he imagined he would have when he arrived in Columbus. So far with OSU, Campbell has 13 catches for 121 yards and four carries for 54 yards and a touchdown.The H-back position has been the glue of the OSU offense. The production of that position has dictated the flow of the wide-receiver unit. Campbell, however, has yet to show potential stardom on the field, mostly being an impact player on special teams and as a blocker at receiver.Nonetheless, Campbell said the H-back position is probably where he fits best in coach Urban Meyer’s offensive scheme, given his background as a running back in high school. Wide receivers coach Zach Smith added that Campbell’s ability in the running game and passing game is why he’s the primary option to replace Samuel.“It’s where I think he needed to be,” Smith said.Samuel played in his true freshman season, and it didn’t take long to see he had All-American potential. So when the time came, Samuel stepped up as expected. Now the unproven Campbell is thrown into arguably the most important position on an offensive unit that needs improvement after losing its two most influential targets in the passing game.“Curtis left, but we have to have a guy that is if not better, the same exact qualities and tendencies,” Campbell said. “We always look to the H-(backs) to have big seasons and kind of be that guy.”His big breakout season starts on Saturday in the spring game, where the development of Campbell and the rest of the receivers will be put to the test. Separation from the defense and execution on the deep ball have been the main points of emphasis for the receivers this spring. Campbell’s improvement in those two areas might be an early indicator for his potential at the position.“I gave him a plan when we got back from the bowl game, and he killed it,” Smith said. “He’s playing at another level right now.” read more

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Indoor Google Maps comes to Android

first_imgGoogle Blog, via Techcrunch Have you ever missed a flight because you couldn’t find the gate? Do you often get lost in the mall, trying to find the nearest Cinnabon? If so, Google is looking out for you. The search giant has added indoor maps of select malls, airports, and retail stores to its Android version of Google Maps.The update, version 6.0, shows your location, as the familiar blue dot, in relation to airport gates, mall stores, and retail departments. Google Maps has previously shown some indoor stores, but now it also displays the concourse and walkway. It can also determine what floor you’re on, and display the corresponding map.GPS signals are typically horrible while indoors, so indoor maps is difficult to implement. Cell tower triangulation is used here, but the biggest boost in accuracy comes from WiFi hotspots. Google has created a database of routers’ signals, and they use your proximity to these networks to find your precise location. The quantity of logged hotspots will determine how precise it is.The service is launching not only with limited locations, but also with limited functionality. Searching is currently unavailable on indoor maps, as is turn-by-turn navigation (“in 30 feet, turn left at Foot Locker, and Krispy Kreme will be on the right”). Google is silent on these features, but logic dictates that they will be added soon.Google is also mum on adding indoor maps to iOS. Judging by the prickly relationship between Google and Apple, this may never happen. We could see an Apple Maps service before we see Mountain View and Cupertino collaborate on this.The initial list of retail partners includes: Mall of America, IKEA, Home Depot, select Macy’s, and Bloomingdale’s. It also works in airports like Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Chicago O’Hare, and San Francisco International Airport. The full list is here.You can find out more in these Google videos:last_img read more

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Hokkaido IR fate in limbo as Governor Takahashi states importance of positive

first_imgThe Hokkaido Shimbun has reported that during general questions at the Hokkaido Assembly held on the 20 of February, Governor Harumi Takahashi expressed that “it is important to promote initiatives to attract an IR assuming considerations will be made for a full range of measures to tackle concerns.”The locations that have thrown their names into the hat to attract an IR to Hokkaido are Tomakomai City, Rustsu in Shiribeshi and Kushiro City. Load More Huawei Japan joins Kansai Economic Federation with eye on World Expo 2025 and Osaka IR RelatedPosts Genting’s Resorts World Las Vegas names five key additions to executive team Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts A consultation committee made up of IR experts has been established and Governor Takahashi has been pushing the positive attitude toward an IR bid and its financial impact.However, on 15 December last year she declared that she would not run for governor this spring and would instead run as a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidate for the Upper House elections in the summer. She has avoided making statements about IRs since then.In this assembly, while she did mention that she thinks progress with the initiative is important, she avoided being drawn into making a judgment on whether Hokkaido should be making an IR bid.The Hokkaido governor elections are scheduled to be announced on 21 March and the ballots will be cast on 7 April. The LDP is at its core a conservative party and has unified behind Naomichi Suzuki, mayor of Yubari, in their recommendation, while the opposition party is fielding Tomohiro Ishikawa, former member of the Lower House.Suzuki has maintained a positive attitude towards IRs while also saying, “There must be comprehensive consideration given the financial positives and negative aspects such as problem gambling. That judgment should be made from the view of the residents.”On the other hand, Ishikawa has expressed concerns about the contribution to economic growth. He is opposed to an IR bid, stating, “The issue of problem gambling has not been resolved.”With Governor Takahashi moving on, the decision on whether to push ahead with an IR bid will be made by the incoming governor. The April election results will be pivotal in determining the fate of an IR in Hokkaido.last_img read more

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Wynwood brewery brings back iconic Cuban beer

first_imgMIAMI (WSVN) – A South Florida beer company is bringing back an iconic Cuban beer.Concrete Beach Brewery in Wynwood is celebrating their re-release of La Tropical. The beer-makers used the founding family’s original recipe and served the lager in their own Social Hall near Northwest 24th Street and Second Avenue.Concrete Beach owner Alan Newman said he’s excited to share this piece of Cuban history. “The people who are coming here today are coming here to celebrate, not beer but part of their heritage,” he said, “and that’s what’s so exciting, and that’s what brings a smile to my face.”The Vienna-style lager first debuted in Havana in 1888. By 1958, La Tropical accounted for nearly 60 percent of all beer sold in Cuba before being nationalized in 1960 and eventually stopping production.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Senate advances Port Spencer as Arctic port

first_imgA map of the Point Spencer allotment shows the BSNC portion in green, the Coast Guard portion in purple, and the State of Alaska portion in checkerboard. (Image: Office of Rep. Don Young, Google)Port Clarence is one small step closer to serving as the nation’s Arctic deep draft port.Download AudioIn a press release from Friday, Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced the senate passed the Point Spencer Land Conveyance Act. Murkowski said the act would “streamline future infrastructure development and potential uses of Point Spencer.”Point Spencer is the spit of land that shield’s Port Clarence Bay from the Bering Sea. The natural deep water port is about 120 nautical miles northwest of Nome.For nearly fifty years, Point Spencer was home to a Coast Guard facility and airstrip. The facility was decommissioned in 2010.The Land Conveyance Act was originally introduced by Murkowski in May, with support from both Senator Dan Sullivan and Congressman Don Young. Through land transfers, the act is intended to establish a public-private partnership between Bering Straits Native Corporation and the state of Alaska.While the Coast Guard will retain their footprint at Point Spencer, the federal government will transfer approximately 2,500 acres of land to local, state, and federal stakeholders.The act will also establish the Port Coordination Advisory Council for the Port of Point Spencer. According to the legislation, the council will “help coordinate infrastructure development and operations” at the deep-draft port.The Point Spencer Land Conveyance Act was included in the Coast Guard Authorization Act, which the Senate passed unanimously on Friday.last_img read more

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Judge Extends Restraining Order Halting Implementation Of Proposition B

first_img Andrew Schneider/Houston Public MediaHFD vehicles parked at Houston City Hall.The restraining order that is halting the implementation of Proposition B has been extended, KPRC Channel 2 reported Friday.Back in November, voters approved Proposition B, which entails amending the City’s charter to establish pay parity between the Houston police and fire departments.Judge Kristen Brauchle Hawkins decided to extend the restraining order at a hearing held in Houston regarding the ongoing litigation about Prop B.Police Chief Art Acevedo testified that, if Proposition B is upheld, his department will have to slash its workforce in order to help pay the firefighters’ raises.“It’s a range of anywhere from 600 positions that we’d have to eliminate – which will be a combination of cadets, probationary police officers, and officers already off probation – all the way up to 800. So it’ll be pretty devastating.”District Court Judge Randy Wilson will rule on whether to lift the injunction or make it permanent. That ruling could come at any time, but the judge is under no set deadline. Share Listen 00:00 /00:49 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

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Following Defeat Baker Graciously Concedes to Jealous

first_imgBy James Wright, Special to the AFRO, jwright@afro.comPrince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III lost to former NAACP president Ben Jealous to secure the Democratic nomination to challenge Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in the November 6 general election.Baker received 29 percent of the vote while Jealous had 39 percent. Baker was gracious in his concession to Jealous.Rushern Baker III is the outgoing county executive for Prince George’s County. (Courtesy Photo)“I congratulate Mr. Jealous on a hard fought campaign,” Baker said with 70 people at the College Park Marriott & Convention Center in College Park, Md., on June 26. “It is important that a Democrat win the governorship.”Baker thanked his supporters and campaign staff as well as members of his family. He promised that he would work hard to make the transition for the next county executive smooth.Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks won the Democratic nomination to replace Baker.Baker is the second African American politician from Prince George’s County to seek the Democratic nomination for governor, with U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Md.) as the first in 2014.Hogan ran unopposed in his bid for a second term.Baker served in the Maryland General Assembly as a member of the House of Delegates representing district 22B in Prince George’s County from 1994-2003. He was a candidate for Prince George’s County Executive in 2002 and 2006 but came up short.Baker was elected to the county executive in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014.Baker had the support of many so-called establishment politicians during the primary campaign such as U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), U.S. House of Representatives Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Montgomery County Executive Isaiah Leggett (D). He has been credited for the economic revival of Prince George’s County with projects at the New Carrollton Metro Station and Westphalia along with additions such as MGM Grand that is near the National Harbor.However, the ongoing troubles with the county’s school system have been blamed on Baker because of his decision to stand by the now departed CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell.last_img read more

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