Abhinandan Mooch: Gurgaon to Bengaluru, men rush to get the gunslinger

first_imgWith the return of our hero, Indian Air Force Wing Commander, Abhinandan Varthaman, the whole country is in a mood to celebrate.The entire nation is his fan and everybody is trying to copy his statement mooch. If you didn’t notice yet, (which we find difficult to believe) the IAF officer sports a thick gunslinger moustache with thin mutton chop beard and a proud smile.Twitter has been flooded with posts of people trying to don the same look as the IAF Wing Commander.The latest tweet shared by ANI, shows a Bengaluru man, Mohammed Chand, trying to copy his look and calling him a hero.Wing Commander #AbhinandanVarthaman’s moustache style getting popular. A Bengaluru local Mohammed Chand says,’ I’m his fan, we follow him. I like his style. He is the real hero; I’m happy.’ pic.twitter.com/cT7QGXntMsANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019The tweet has gone viral and men from all across the country are sharing their images sporting the same thick gunslinger mustache with thin mutton chop beard and especially a proud smile.pic.twitter.com/YfsAfSum3lAVISHEK MODI 2.0 #indiafirst (@Jain998Jain) March 3, 2019pic.twitter.com/ALyCPbpeQWAshutosh Kumar (@ashu85ac) March 3, 2019pic.twitter.com/20s4DjnoxgHimalayan Monk(Amol) (@Himalayan_Monk) March 2, 2019This trend is not ending anytime soon.My Amul Mooch! for Abhinandan ji pic.twitter.com/0GHCCwuziuSaurabh Kapoor (@eyefai) March 2, 2019Ooo, well.Tamil people have been using this moustache style since a long time. Abhinandan is also a Tamilian. pic.twitter.com/KnYpnTZHqJadvertisement. (@3rd_w0r1d) March 3, 2019For all the women.pic.twitter.com/dsREDxxkgCfarrah raja (@farrahraja) March 2, 2019There is an alternative too.Jinki mooche nahi hai wo udaas na hoye. Black Marker se bhi kaam chalaya ja Sakta haiRoshan Rai (@RoshanKrRai) March 3, 2019It totally does.This moustache has separate fan baseRohan Thakur (@baelessPurush) March 3, 2019The Indian company, Amul which is also famous for giving special tributes to people, showed their respect, in their own statement way.#Amul Mooch: To Abhinandan from Amul! pic.twitter.com/NAG3zNMlILAmul.coop (@Amul_Coop) March 2, 2019Giving a fitting tribute to the mooch, with a video titled Mooch Nahin Toh Kuch Nahin, Amul posted a video on its Twitter account.The video starts with men flaunting their mustache as a quirky song plays in the background.And guess what, even Padmaavat star Jim Sarbh makes a cameo in it. Also, a little girl comes at the end of the video with a milk-mustache on her face.ALSO SEE | Amul pays Abhinandan a tribute with mooch love. Viral video wins the internetALSO WATCH | Watch the moment Abhinandan Varthaman returned homelast_img read more

Contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate by Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson

first_imgThe Ministry of Health continues to formulate policies and programmes to reach the goal of a healthy and stable population.As part of my commitment to secure the health and wellbeing of the people of Jamaica, the Ministry of Health has crafted a Strategic Business Plan which takes into account our National Development Plan Vision 2030, this Administration’s Manifesto and international treaties and agreements such as the Millennium Development Goals in which we commit to ensuring access to affordable health care without compromising the quality of care.We have developed an Operational Plan for 2013-2014 in the context of this Strategic Plan. The Ministry has made progress in achieving the indicated health goals including improving services to the people and we have just started on a programme to upgrade the physical infrastructure of the public health sector.I have visited a number of the facilities and have seen firsthand the conditions and had the opportunity to assess the quality of services. I am very aware of the needs Mr. Speaker!While we continue to put as much resources as possible into the health sector, we are cognizant of the limitations we face given the environment of scarce resources, shrinking budgets in the public and private sectors and the IMF conditionalities.Health was front and centre in the discussions with the IMF team. As the country negotiated for an Extended Fund Facility, the social sector was critical to the sign-off by the multilateral partner. The Ministry has taken a proactive approach to implement the strategies under the agreement. I urge all of us in the health sector to band together and do our part to ensure that Jamaica satisfies the obligations – we are all in this thing together!Achievements of the Ministry of Health 2012-2013Mr. Speaker, during the past year, we have been hard at work with the support of my team and together we were able to bring a number of projects to completion. I have made a Ministry Paper available to this honourable House, which will be tabled today and which outlines our programme of work and accomplishments in detail but allow me to present a quick summary of some of our achievements.Child & Adolescent HospitalWe have now received the concept paper for the Child and Adolescent Hospital in Western Jamaica. We will be submitting this to the Development Bank of Jamaica to invite private participation after internal review.Infrastructure improvementsMr. Speaker infrastructure upgrade was done to the tune of more than $375 million on hospitals including St. Ann’s Bay Regional, Annotto Bay, Princess Margaret, Black River, Mandeville Regional, Bustamante, Bellevue, Cornwall Regional and Savanna-la-mar…READ MOREDownload the Contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate by Minister of Health, the Hon. Dr. Fenton Fergusonlast_img read more

Zach Randolph Helps Lead Grizzlies To Overtime Win Over

Zach Randolph scored 21 points and snagged 12 rebounds to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 88-81 in overtime on Wednesday.Randolph was 9-of-22 shooting from the field and with his efforts kept the Grizzlies close in the third quarter. Marc Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Conley started out rough missing  10 of his 18 shots before sinking a wide-open jumper from beyond the arc to give Memphis an 82-79 lead in overtime.”New coach, new offense … we just have to get used to it,” said Conley, who finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. ”Now we’ve been able to figure it out.”Andrew Bogut had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Golden State.  Klay Thompson netted 21 points without the help of Stephen Curry who was benched after suffering a concussion when he hit  his head on the floor while diving for a loose ball in Monday’s game against Utah.Neither team scored in the final 2:02 of regulation and back-to-back buckets by Golden State’s David Lee and Klay Thompson evened the contest at 79-79 before OT.Conley then hit a 3-pointer to put Memphis in front and after Thompson was whistled for an offensive foul, Tayshaun Prince knocked down a left wing jumper to give Memphis an 84-79 cushion.Warriors’ Andrew Bogut then threw down Andre Iguodala’s alley-oop feed before Prince nailed a tough step-back jumper from the top of the key extending their lead to 86-81.Warriors head coach Mark Jackson wasn’t too pleased with his team’s efforts in the final minutes of the game.“We wanted to push the pace,” Jackson said. “That’s when then game changed when we started to walk it up the floor.”The win completed a four-game West Coast sweep for Memphis after the Grizzlies had dropped two of three at home. read more

Opening Day SD Padres beat SF Giants 20

first_img Posted: March 28, 2019 March 28, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News, Trending FacebookTwitter Updated: 5:20 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Padres start their season off by winning against the San Francisco Giants, 2-0.The first home run of the 2019 season was hit by Wil Myers, starting the game off 1-0.Wil Myers then with a single to drive Ian Kinsler, the Padres take the lead 2-0 in the 6th inning. Kaitlen Daigle Opening Day, SD Padres beat SF Giants 2-0 FINAL: Giants 0, #Padres 2#PadresWin #SDOpeningDay pic.twitter.com/HPjljgXgWZ— San Diego Padres (@Padres) March 28, 2019 Kaitlen Daigle, last_img read more

Navy Asks for Funding to Remove Excess Infrastructure

first_imgThe Navy is looking to eliminate excess infrastructure as available funding for its installations has fallen short of its requirements. The department’s fiscal 2019 budget request includes $153 million to demolish excess infrastructure, Rear Admiral Brian Luther, deputy assistant secretary for budget, told reporters Monday. The request also contains a 12.7 percent capital investment in shipyard depot maintenance, which exceeds the 6 percent legislative requirement. That level of investment demonstrates the department’s commitment to capital investment at its shipyards, fleet readiness centers and Marine Corps depots, Luther said.“The department continues to take risks in funding installations but mitigates this risk by focusing investments on critical components that directly support warfighting operations and ensure the health and safety of sailors and Marines,” he said.The department’s $3.0 billion military construction request reflects a 48 percent increase and funds 33 projects for the Navy and 16 for the Marine Corps. “Nearly half are in direct support of the secretary of defense’s lines of effort to increase lethality with new platforms and strengthen alliances through the European Deterrence Initiative,” Luther said.The other projects are focused on enhancing readiness and warfighting capability. Those include shipyard maintenance projects at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Maine, to support submarine force structure and maintenance requirements, such as the new dry dock and extended portal crane rail; and warfighting readiness projects, including a pier replacement at Naval Base San Diego, and a causeway, boat channel and turning basin at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Calif.Investment in new platforms and technologies include a submarine propulsor manufacturing support facility at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and the directed energy systems integration lab in Naval Base Ventura County, Calif., he said.Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Patrick Semales Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Facial recognition tech coming to New York school district next week report

first_img Facial recognition 5:11 Backlash grows for police use of facial recognition (The… Now playing: Watch this: Tags 0center_img Post a comment Facial recognition technology reportedly will be tested on students. Chris Pavey/CNET To better protect kids, a school district in New York is going to give facial recognition a try. Next Monday, Lockport City School District will reportedly be the first US public school system to test a facial recognition program on students and staff. The district begins the “initial implementation phase” for the Aegis software suite, the Lockport Union-Sun and Journal reported Tuesday.Aegis’ applications include a facial recognition tool, Sentry, that alerts school officials if anyone from the local Sex Offenders Registry enters a school or if any suspended students, fired employees or known gang members enters a school, according to SN Technology, Aegis’ developer. The company also offers Protector, a shape recognition tool that recognizes the top 10 guns used in school shootings, and Mercury, a forensic search engine that can review unattended video. SN Technology confirmed all three applications would be deployed in the district. Superintendent Michelle Bradley and Robert LiPuma, director of assessment and technology, said in a statement that Lockport City School District is committed to protecting the safety of its students, staff and visitors. The statement said the district has already increased security measures in the past, like the “Raptor” ID System, which reviews the government-issued IDs presented by building visitors and alerts if they’re in the sex offender database. Aegis’ system won’t compile information on and track the movements of all District students, staff and visitors, the district’s statement said. Instead, the software is limited to identifying whether an individual whose photograph has been entered into the system database is on district property. The people in the database are those who aren’t allowed on the property. If one is identified by Aegis’ software, it will alert and at least two levels of identification by staff have to happen before action is taken before response can be fully taken. In the case of the system identifying a gun, it immediately alerts police. Police, stores and airports want to use facial recognition tech to help solve crimes, prevent shoplifting and make boarding flights more efficient. But activists see the tech casting a dark shadow over civil liberties. In May, San Francisco became the first US city to prohibit police from using the technology, and critics continue to press local governments to implement bans.The ACLU has also spoken out against Amazon’s sale of its Rekognition tech. The group says the identification software could turn the US into a surveillance state and invade people’s privacy. Researchers have also found that the software runs into issues with recognizing women, as well as people with darker skin.Originally published May 30, 9:35 a.m. PT.Update, May 31: Adds info from SN Technologies and statement by Lockport City School District.  Share your voice Security Tech Industrylast_img read more

Vijay Mallyas KFA assets to be auctioned on Aug 4 jet houses

first_imgEmbattled businessman Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines assets worth Rs. 700 crore will be auctioned on Aug. 4. Some of the assets, which are up for sale, are the Kingfisher house in Mumbai, office furniture, Vijay Mallya’s personal jet, his bathrobe, his Kingfisher Villa in Goa and cars among other things. This is the second round of bidding held by lenders and tax authorities. Putting the above mentioned assets up for sale is a bid by the authorities to recover a part of the dues worth thousands of crores. The last time Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) assets were put up for sale, it found no takers.The long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines has a debt worth Rs. 9,000 crore and lenders and tax department officials wait for Mallya to return, who had jetted off to London in the first week of March.Reserve price of all the properties has been marked down by the officials since the earlier attempt of placing the assets under the hammer failed to attract bidders. A consortium of 17 banks, which is led by State Bank of India (SBI), has marked down the value of the KFA headquarters from Rs. 150 crore to Rs. 135 crore now.Banks will also auction Mallya’s Kingfisher Villa, which is situated in Candolim, North Goa. The authorities estimate the property to be valued at Rs. 90 crore. They took possession of Kingfisher Villa about three months ago after a year-long battle.Movable assets worth over Rs. 13.70 lakh, which are lying in the Kingfisher House, are also up for grabs. These will be auctioned separately on Aug. 25, PTI added. The items include are eight cars such as Toyota Innova, Honda Civic, Honda City and Toyota Corolla among other cars.In March, an attempt was made to sell the airlines’ Mumbai-based headquarters Kingfisher House, but that too had not found any takers, as realtors called its base price of Rs. 150 crore “highly priced.” In addition, the company’s logo and trademarks, including the popular “Fly the Good Times” were all up for grabs. Flying models, Funliner, Fly Kingfisher and Flying Bird Device are a few of its popular trademarks.[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]last_img read more

Inspector General audit finds problems with NASAs cloud computing efforts

first_img © 2013 Phys.org Citation: Inspector General audit finds problems with NASA’s cloud computing efforts (2013, July 30) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-07-inspector-problems-nasa-cloud-efforts.html CIA faulted for choosing Amazon over IBM on cloud contract Explore further Over the past several years, the Office of Management and Budget, which controls the purse strings of federal entities, has demanded that governmental agencies, such as NASA, begin transferring some or all of its data processing and storage activities to the cloud. The idea is that doing so will save the government a lot of money. In following the directive, however, it appears that managers at NASA have failed to ensure that cloud operations are undertaken with the knowledge and approval of the agencies top information officer. Worse, it appears that many of the cloud initiatives were undertaken without due consideration given to necessary security precautions that must be put in place when applications and data become accessible across the Internet.More specifically, the auditors found over a 100 NASA websites—both internal and external—had never been tested for security integrity. Incredibly, many of those same websites were found to have no security controls in place at all.Government agencies have two main options when moving applications to the cloud—set up facilities on their own or contract out. NASA, like most other federal agencies has chosen the latter. Unfortunately, the auditors found that officials at the agency in many cases failed to include security issues when writing contracts, which of course resulted in them not being put in place.Overall, the IG’s report has found that weaknesses in cloud applications have impeded the agency from reaping the benefits of cloud computing—namely reducing costs. And worse, the approach taken thus far has put NASA data at risk. Out of five contracts reviewed, the auditors found “none came close” to operating with industry standard security precautions.The auditors recommend that NASA set up an office dedicated to cloud computing and the security issues that must be put in place when such initiatives are undertaken. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. (Phys.org) —The Office of the Inspector General, led by Paul Martin, has published the results of an audit of NASA’s cloud computing efforts and has found many such efforts lack proper security. The report also notes that many cloud efforts run by the agency were operating without the knowledge of its own Office of the Chief Information Officer.last_img read more

Jai Ho Manusher Sathe to be theme of Kolkata Police programme this

first_imgKolkata: This year, Kolkata Police’s programme Jai ho is going to be based on the theme — “Manusher Sathe” (With People). Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to be present at the function which is due to be held on August 24 at Netaji Indoor Stadium.It was after the change of guard in the state in 2011, Kolkata Police has been organising this programme, based on different themes, every year. “It may be recalled that the themes of the programme in 2016 and 2017 were “Safe Drive Save Life” and “Women Empowerment” respectively. It was in 2016, when the Chief Minister had launched the state wide — “Safe Drive Save Life”— campaign to bring down road accidents. Similarly, “Women Empowerment” was the theme in 2017 after the Chief Minister bagged the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific in the Netherlands for Kanyashree Prakalpa. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe programme will start at 5 pm on Friday and there will be performances based on the theme by both men and women police personnel. As many as 39 police personnel will put up a dance performance choreographed by Sudarshan.The police personnel will depict the theme “Manusher Sathe” through their performances.”Kolkata Police is always beside the citizens and rushes to extend their help. The performances will also depict how police always remain beside people,” the officer said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killed”Every aspect of the programme will be based on the theme — ‘Manusher Sathe’,” said a senior police officer adding that Tollywood actors will also be present and many will perform.He added that the yearly recreational programme of Kolkata Police Jai Ho is one of the events in which family members of the city police’s rank and file are invited to be a part of the extravaganza that continues for around 5 hours.It may be mentioned that after coming to power, the Mamata Banerjee government has taken up several initiatives for the police personnel who relentlessly carry out their duty and take additional responsibilities during any festival in the state.last_img read more

85 of NYC flights cancelled due to storm Air Canada WestJet issue

first_img Posted by NEW YORK — The winter storm sweeping through the Northeast has forced the cancellation of about 85% of the flights at the three major airports in the New York City region.Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Steve Coleman says 1,124 flights are cancelled at LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday.Coleman says about 200 passengers are stranded at Kennedy airport, where 757 flights are cancelled.Newark Liberty International Airport has more than 1,000 flights cancelled. AirTrain Newark service is suspended and free alternate shuttle buses are being provided.Southwest Airlines, which carries more domestic passengers than any other airline, doesn’t expect to operate any flights Tuesday at 14 airports stretching from Washington to Portland, Maine. Southwest cancelled about 900 flights, while American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines each cancelled more than 500.Tracking service FlightAware.com says Tuesday’s cancellations bring the total for the week to around 7,740 flights. An additional 650 flights have been cancelled for Wednesday, a number that FlightAware expects to rise as the airlines scramble to resume operations.More news:  Marriott Int’l announces 5 new all-inclusive resorts in D.R. & MexicoIn Canada, Air Canada has issued a long list of travel alerts for flights departing Tuesday and Wednesday. Affected flights, which include destinations like Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, Saint John, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Toronto, may be “impacted by forecasted adverse winter storm conditions.”The airline, which has revised its ticketing policy for customers booked on affected flights to facilitate changes to bookings, says that it “is monitoring the situation closely and is working to get you on your way safely and as quickly as possible.” It advises travellers to check their flight status prior to leaving for the airport. Click here to see the full list of alerts: www.aircanada.com/ca/en/…/daily-travel-outlook.htmlWestJet has also issued a winter storm system warning for Canada’s East coast between March 14 and March 15, and in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Southern Ontario for Tuesday. Passengers can expect delays and/or cancellations. A warning is also in effect Tuesday and Wednesday for New York and Boston.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterWith file from The Associated Press Tags: Air Canada, WestJet 85% of NYC flights cancelled due to storm, Air Canada & WestJet issue alerts << Previous PostNext Post >>center_img Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Share Travelweek Group last_img read more