Two Hizb militants killed in Kashmir encounter

first_imgTwo Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in an operation on Thursday in the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency, where two phases of elections are scheduled in the coming weeks.The police said Safdar Amin, 25, and Burhan Ahmad Ganaie alias Saifullah, 25, both residents of Anantnag district, were encircled by security forces at Bagender Mohalla in Bijbehara early in the morning.“During searches, the militants fired upon the search party. In the ensuing encounter, both the militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter,” said the police.According to the police, the slain militants, who belonged Hizbul Mujahideen, “were wanted in a series of terror crimes, including attack on security establishments”.The police said incriminating materials including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter. “All these materials have been taken in the case records for further investigation,” said the police.Hundreds of locals participated in the funeral prayers of the slain militants at Bijbehara and S.K. Colony Lazibal.The killings come fours days ahead of second phase of polling in the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat.“Every killing during the elections will impact the turnout. There should have been attempt to arrest them alive. We have already seen a low turnout in the first phase in Anantnag. There is a worry that such encounters will only act as contributing factors in keeping the turnout low,” said People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Naeem Akhtar.last_img read more

Twice to beat or not, Tigresses ready for tough showdown vs Lady Spikers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Injured Naomi Osaka pulls out of Stuttgart semifinal View comments MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas is heading into its first Final Four in three years, and against the defending champion at that, but head coach Kung Fu Reyes isn’t letting that inexperience get in his team’s way.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img UST finished the season as the third seed at 10-4 but could become the no.2 team if the Lady Spikers, 10-3, lose their final elimination game against Far Eastern University and lose the second-place playoff against the Golden Tigresses.Nevertheless, Reyes isn’t looking at that twice-to-beat advantage.“We’re going to fight, regardless of what the outcome is what’s important for us is we got to secure our 10th win,” said Reyes. “This will be another story for us, this will be a different trend, this will be a different fight.”“If they [the Lady Spikers] get the twice-to-beat so be it. We’ll work in the Final Four.”ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Golden Tigresses will enter a potential semifinals matchup against De La Salle and Reyes is already eyeing a firework of a series in the Final Four.“It’s a pleasure with us to play with the defending champions,” said Reyes after his Golden Tigresses wrapped up their elimination round with a four-set win over National University, 27-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, Saturday at Filoil Flying V Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We were 1-1 during the season so we’ll know who is the better team once and for all in the semifinals,” added Reyes.The Golden Tigresses took first blood in the season series with a sweep 25-20, 25-22, 25-17 but La Salle got retribution in the second round, 21-25, 25-23, 25-19, 26-24. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more

Watching others write code

first_imgWith the rise of low-cost platforms like the Arduino and growing interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), a new category of embedded developers is arising. Many of this new cadre are not coming from electronics or computer science backgrounds, but are forging their own approaches to development unbound by tradition or academic methods. Some are even learning to code not by study, but by watching others write code.Most of us who have been in the embedded industry for a substantial length of time, say five years or longer, came to it from a formal background in electronics or computer science. We learned the craft through a combination of academic training in theory coupled with hands-on experience in the field. We then shared our understanding with others by writing articles and books, giving conference presentations, and live mentoring.This new wave of non-traditional designers seems to have developed an alternative approach to exchanging knowledge, though. Taking advantage of the Internet’s vast resources and low-barriers to entry, developers are creating a repository of instructional videos to form a kind of mentoring archive that self-learners can access at will. This is not your standard teaching format, however.One example of this online learning approach is Twitch TV. Although this site looks on the surface to only be a means of sharing video game excursions, there is more available if you dig a bit. In the Creative channels, search for Programming and you’ll come up with a list of videos on the topic. Some are recordings of presentations, while others are a kind of tutorial. The tutorials take the form of “looking over the shoulder” as the video creator narrates their activity. When originally created, these are streamed live, and have a chat line open for real-time question-and-answer. The recorded version then gets archived for latecomers’ use.Another learning resource that uses the same “over the shoulder” video format as Twitch is LiveCoding. Unlike Twitch, however, Live Coding focuses exclusively on coding. It is also more organized in its approach to offering instruction than Twitch. LiveCoding organizes its content by programming language (Java, Python, Ruby, C/C++, etc.), some with tens of thousands of videos available. Within each of those language categories, the site offers a choice of beginner, intermediate, or advanced level topics.These bold experiments in knowledge transfer are intriguing but, for me, unsatisfying. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Profession Continue Reading Previous Signing offNext Samsung’s burning batteries demonstrate the need for lithium ion alternativeslast_img read more

ATTENTION NATIONAL TRAINING SQUAD MEMBERS

first_imgIn preparation for the 2007 World Cup, successful letters were recently sent out to the 2006 Open National Training Squad (NTS) members. NTS members are required to return their acceptance form and pay their deposits by Monday May 1st.Any squad member who has not done this will be immediately replaced in the squad.The NTS squads will be announced on the TFA website on Tuesday May 2nd. If you are an NTS squad member and have any questions/problems regarding this please contact Maree Curran on (02) 6285 2703 or techsupport@austouch.com.au immediately.For all Senior players who have been selected in a Senior Squad, please note that your deposits are due on Monday May 15th and the squads will be announced on the website in the week of May 22nd.last_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd caretaker boss Solskjaer determined to ‘enjoy the ride’

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd caretaker boss Solskjaer determined to ‘enjoy the ride’by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s determined to “enjoy the ride” after taking charge this week.Solskjaer says it’s important for the players to start enjoying their football again.He said, “It’s great. It feels like coming home. It’s been a few whirlwind days. It’s been very hectic. It’s great to see everyone again.””I’m going to enjoy the ride. It’s six months. I’m back home. I’m going to be myself.”The club is running a process to find the next manager so I’m going to be myself in the meantime with Mick, Kieran and Michael.”We’ll get the players enjoying their football again.”Solskjaer added: “We’ve got a great set-up. The analysts were watching Cardiff this morning. I’ve seen the teams, I watch the Premier League.”It’s about us though, not the opposition. We want to see the players express themselves. Our main focus is us, the opposition comes later.” last_img read more

a month agoLeicester star Maddison determined to stay grounded

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Leicester star Maddison determined to stay groundedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City ace James Maddison is determined not to let his success go to his head.Maddison is confident his family will keep him in line.He told the Daily Mail: “I would never want to come across as arrogant because I wasn’t brought up that way and my mum would be the first to give me a clip around the ear if she thought I was being like that. But I think you have to be confident and have belief in yourself because no one is going to believe in you for you.”He adds: “I’m not conscious of what other people think to be honest. I’ll know if I cross that line and I don’t think I do because I’d never want to be arrogant. There’s no positive of being arrogant, it’s a negative trait.”I am a confident guy and I will always say that but I wasn’t raised to be arrogant, I don’t agree with that. Confidence can go to a certain extent without it being arrogant and I hope I get that balance right and the people that don’t think that, they obviously don’t know me well enough.” last_img read more

Football Ohio States experienced wide receivers provide stability for interim coach Brian

Then-redshirt junior wide receiver Parris Campbell (21) runs the ball downfield during the first quarter of the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Former Assistant Photo EditorThough the fate of head coach Urban Meyer remains undecided, one change is certain: Zach Smith will not return as wide receivers coach for Ohio State.Because of domestic violence allegations against his ex-wife, Smith was fired on July 23, and a replacement was named 10 days later.Smith ran the receivers through his “Zone 6” mentality, making the group into a unit and bringing together the position as a collective whole.The concept moved past Smith, with the receivers taking on the identity further, resulting in group interviews and creating a “Zone 6” Twitter account.Though Smith leaves, the culture he started with “Zone 6” won’t necessarily be changed immediately.Redshirt senior Parris Campbell could be in a position to lead the group with redshirt junior K.J. Hill, redshirt senior Johnnie Dixon, junior Binjimen Victor, junior Austin Mack and redshirt senior Terry McLaurin all returning to the team. The group will face added pressure this season given that it will be receiving passes from a quarterback who has never made a collegiate start.This receiving group will still remain a collective unit that does not rely on individual standouts, despite a change in coach. Campbell, Hill, Dixon, Victor, Mack and McLaurin combined for more than 2,600 receiving yards and 29 touchdown receptions last season, but no receiver broke 600 yards through the air. Dixon led the team with eight receiving touchdowns, but was eighth on the team in receptions.This balance makes the Ohio State receiving corps a unit by nature, and makes each of them potential tools for redshirt sophomore quarterback Dwayne Haskins to use, and that won’t go away with Smith’s firing.The new wide receivers coach should bring a lot of the same coaching mentalities that Smith leaves behind having coached under him.Brian Hartline was named the interim wide receivers coach for the season after Smith’s firing following a year as a quality control coach, and looks to bring his NFL experience to the position.Hartline, a former Ohio State receiver who helped the 2008 team reach the national championship, spent six years with the Miami Dolphins, breaking 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons in 2012 and 2013 before ending his professional career with the Cleveland Browns in 2015.Hartline will be coaching one of the most experienced groups Ohio State has had in recent memory, with every core member of the group returning from last year as, mostly, juniors and seniors.Smith leaves with a tarnished reputation, but Hartline has a chance to revitalize this group of wide receivers, and help an inexperienced Haskins find success. read more

UN Myanmar expert wants genocide probe

first_imgYanghee LeeThe UN independent investigator on human rights in Myanmar sees growing evidence to suspect genocide has been committed and wants prosecutions for crimes committed against entire ethnic and religious groups, she said in a report published on Friday.Yanghee Lee, in a report submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council, said she was “increasingly of the opinion that the events bear the hallmarks of genocide and therefore calls in the strongest terms for accountability.””The government leadership who did nothing to intervene, stop, or condemn these acts must also be held accountable.”last_img read more

Remembering MLK in the Age of Trump

first_imgBy Sean Yoes, Baltimore AFRO Editor syoes@afro.comAs we reflect on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., almost 50 years after his murder on April 4, 1968, it is impossible to consider King without examining his two most famous speeches; “I Have a Dream,” delivered during the March on Washington in 1963 and, “I’ve Been To the Mountaintop,” the speech he gave the day before his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee.But, these are not just King’s most famous speeches, they are two of the most important speeches in American history. The mythic climaxes of each speech envision the elusive promise of freedom, justice and equality for all Americans.“I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the Promised Land!” King said at the end of the Mountaintop speech in 1968.Sean Yoes (Courtesy Photo)“And when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, Black men and White men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, ’Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty, we are free at last,’ proclaimed King at the end of the Dream speech.So many had such great expectations for America, Black Americans specifically following the civil rights victories of the 1950s and 1960s. And for those who came of age during those turbulent, transcendent decades and then lived to see the ascension of Barack Obama, the first Black President of the United States, many believed he was the partial manifestation, or at least evidence of the lucidity of King’s dream and his view from the mountaintop.The substance and significance of Obama’s presidency may be debated for centuries. However, there is little debate the 44th President altered the trajectory of America like no other president had before him.Yet, after eight years of Obama, almost 3,000 days of the beautiful, Black Obama family occupying the White House built by slaves, the remnant of King’s ethereal dream seems to be morphing into a Black American nightmare, right before our eyes in the form of Donald J. Trump.Because, 50 years after King’s death, the vast majority of Black America finds itself in a peculiar and precarious space; enduring the volatile reign of the most unqualified, lazy, larcenous, lying, willfully ignorant, and therefore dangerous, man ever to occupy the White House.From his descension of the escalator of Trump Tower June 16, 2016, where he branded Mexicans as “rapists and murderers,” to his ascension to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., the former reality television star has pushed a White nationalist agenda, overtly and covertly. He is arguably the most openly anti-Black U.S. President since Woodrow Wilson, who proclaimed the Ku Klux Klan propaganda film, “Birth of a Nation,” was “like writing history with lightning.”Where millions may view the fictional kingdom of Wakanda as inspirational and aspirational, Trump only sees a sh*thole fantasy.What would King have thought if he had witnessed Barack Obama orchestrate the orderly transfer of the power of the presidency to Trump, the man who orchestrated the racist lie of “birtherism?” Would he still believe in the vibrancy of his dream, or would he adhere to Langston Hughes’ “A Dream Deferred?”King made famous a quote by the abolitionist and Unitarian minister Theodore Parker. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”For many Black Americans, the arc has become longer in the age of Trump and the bend toward justice less discernible.Sean Yoes is the Baltimore editor of the AFRO and host and executive producer of the AFRO First Edition video podcast, which airs Monday and Friday on the AFRO’s Facebook page.last_img read more

Did You Know

first_imgStory Links Did you know…?An institution may provide entertainment on an official visit for a prospective student-athlete and up to four family members accompanying the PSA only within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s main campus, this includes our Belknap Campus and Health Sciences Campus (pictured above). It is not permissible to entertain friends (including dates) of a PSA at any time at any site. It is permissible for the institution to provide entertainment expenses to the entire team. See Bylaws 13.6.7.1 and 16.7 below for more information.13.6.7 Entertainment/Tickets on Official Visit. [A]13.6.7.1 General Restrictions. [A] An institution may provide entertainment, pursuant to Bylaw 13.6.7.5, on the official visit for a prospective student-athlete and up to four family members accompanying the prospective student-athlete within a 30-mile radius of the institution’s main campus. Entertainment and contact by representatives of the institution’s athletics interests during the official visit are prohibited. It is not permissible to entertain friends (including dates) of a prospective student-athlete at any time at any site. [R] (Revised: 10/28/97, 11/1/00, 4/23/14, 1/15/16 effective 8/1/16)13.6.7.1.1 Meals and Lodging While in Transit. [A] It is permissible for an institution to pay a prospective student-athlete’s actual costs for reasonable expenses (e.g., meals, lodging) incurred while traveling to and from campus on the official visit. In basketball, an institution may pay the actual costs for meals and lodging for a prospective student-athlete’s parents or legal guardians (expenses for up to two people) that are incurred while traveling to and from campus to accompany the prospective student-athlete on his official visit. (Revised: 10/27/11 effective 8/1/12, 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13, 4/25/18)13.6.7.1.1.1 Meals and Lodging in Transit for Family Members—Bowl Subdivision Football. [FBS] In bowl subdivision football, an institution may pay the actual costs for meals and lodging for a prospective student-athlete’s family members (expenses for up to two people) that are incurred while traveling to and from campus to accompany the prospective student-athlete on his official visit. (Adopted: 4/28/16 effective 8/1/16, Revised: 4/25/18)16.7 Entertainment. [A]An institution, conference or the NCAA may provide reasonable entertainment (but may not provide cash for such entertainment) to student-athletes during the playing season, outside the playing season during the academic year when classes are in session and during the period in which they are required to participate in summer athletic activities pursuant to Bylaw 17.1.7.2.1.5. [R] (Revised: 1/19/13 effective 8/1/13, 8/7/14, 1/20/17 effective 8/1/17)Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more