Sacked JK Bank Chairmans office residence raided

first_imgSrinagar: Within hours after the Jammu and Kashmir government sacked J&K Bank Chairman Parvez Ahmed, sleuths of state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided his office and residence in Srinagar. Informed sources said simultaneous raids were on at Ahmed’s office located in the corporate headquarters of the Bank and his residence. There was no official word on the reasons for Ahmed’s sacking or the grounds for the raids. A government order issued on Saturday said: “Parvez Ahmed shall cease to be Director on the Board of Directors of the Bank and consequently be no longer the chairman cum managing director of the board. Also Read – Pak activated 20 terror camps & 20 launch pads along LoC “R.K. Chhibber, is hereby nominated as the Director on the Board and may be further appointed as the Interim Chairman-cum-Managing Director.” The order addressed to the company secretary of the bank comes into effect immediately. The state government owns 59 per cent shares of J&K Bank. This is the only private sector bank designated as the Reserve Bank of India’s agent for banking business and carries out the banking business of the Central government besides collecting central taxes for CBDT. The bank was incorporated in 1938 and is listed on the NSE and BSE.last_img read more

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Lonechild threatens legal battle over suspension

first_imgAPTN National NewsSuspended Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations Chief Guy Lonechild is threatening to sue his own organization.Lonechild and some of his staff were suspended with pay by the FSIN’s joint executive council and the Indian Government Commission last Thursday pending an upcoming non-confidence vote.APTN National News reporter Priscilla Wolf has the latest.last_img

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Nearly 30 hockey parents involved in postgame brawl Local OPP

Talbot Gardens arena, in Simcoe “There were some parents reacting to some on-ice incidents between the players and obviously parents get heated in the moment of the game,” said Simcoe Minor Hockey Association president Marty Jefferson.“There was yelling in the (arena) lobby but there certainly was no physical altercations.”Said Paris coach Sean Koekoek: “Yes, there were some words thrown back and forth, which I’m not saying are appropriate either, but there was no swearing or anything like that.”The Sunday afternoon game was a matchup between two peewee squads that are also simultaneously playing against each other in an unrelated playoff series that is tied at two wins apiece. The next game, barring a tie, would decide that series. It’s set for this Saturday.While officials with both hockey organizations downplayed the incident, a referee who worked the game acknowledged it was a tense matchup.“There was definitely animosity between teams, between coaching staffs, between parents – as soon as you stepped on the ice you could feel a negative energy,” said Ben Jolley, Simcoe’s referee-in-chief.“The game started and it was quite apparent the kids hate each other. You know it’s not just the kids themselves, it’s coming from other areas.”Added Jolley; “I would honestly say it was the fault of both organizations for allowing this game to even happen. It’s a (regular season) game that should’ve never been scheduled (during) an OMHA (playoff) series.”Koekoek said his team has requested an official from the Ontario Minor Hockey Association – the governing body for those communities — attend Game 5 of the series on Saturday, but doesn’t expect the situation to escalate.“I think everybody realizes it’s kids hockey and at the end of the day we can’t be doing that stuff whether we feel it’s justified or not,” he said.Jefferson will also attend the game and has asked arena staff to be on alert. Staff is able to remove any parent or fan if necessary.“We’ll just be prepared both from an arena staff perspective and from an organization perspective,” he said.Puck drop for Game 5 is set for 12:45 p.m. Saturday in Simcoe. SIMCOE – There may have been some unsportsmanlike conduct, but nobody dropped their gloves.While one participant says a “negative energy” hovered over a minor hockey game here that ended with an altercation between parents from the two teams, the police description of a post-game “brawl” between the adults is inaccurate, officials say.Tuesday, Norfolk OPP announced they were looking into an incident at Simcoe’s Talbot Gardens arena during which they said as many as 30 parents were engaged in a “brawl” after the final buzzer of a game between 11- and 12-year-olds from Simcoe and Paris. The police probe is continuing, OPP said.But officials from Simcoe and Paris, Southwestern Ontario towns located about a half-hour drive apart, stressed that to their knowledge there was no physical fighting between the two groups. read more

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Liberian expresident Taylor subject to proceedings before UNbacked court

“We hold that the official position of the Applicant as an incumbent Head of State at the time when these criminal proceedings were initiated against him is not a bar to his prosecution by this Court,” Court President Justice Emmanuel Ayoola, who last week succeeded Acting President Justice Renate Winter, said yesterday in Freetown. Mr. Taylor’s defence counsel had argued that under customary international law, he was immune from prosecution by virtue of his position. It also said the Special Court was a Sierra Leonean national institution, not an international one.The Chamber re-affirmed a decision of 16 March that the Special Court was not national, but was properly constituted under international law.Charles Taylor, currently in exile in Calabar, Nigeria, faces a 17-count indictment for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the 14-year conflict in Sierra Leone.The charges include terrorizing the civilian population, unlawful killings, sexual violence, physical violence, forced conscription of child soldiers, abductions, forced labour, looting and burning, and attacks on peacekeeping personnel.According to Special Court Prosecutor David Crane, the Presidents of Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire have declared support for the Court’s legal proceedings against Mr. Taylor. “The support of West African leaders is important to its ability to successfully meet its mandate in seeking justice for all West Africans,” the Prosecutor said last month. read more

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Loonie lower amid manufacturing sales slide G20 meeting on currency tensions

by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 15, 2013 4:27 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar closed lower Friday as G20 finance ministers met to discuss tensions over currencies and data showed that Canadian manufacturing sales posted the largest decline in nearly four years in December.The loonie fell 0.49 of a cent to 99.39 cents US as Statistics Canada reported that sales fell 3.1 per cent to $48 billion, led by lower sales in the transportation equipment sector.That was much larger than the 0.8 per cent slide that economists had expected and the largest pullback since May 2009.Statistics Canada said that manufacturing sales fell 9.1 per cent in the transportation equipment industry to $7.8 billion. This in turn was led by a 15.4 per cent fall in the motor vehicle assembly industry.Meanwhile, the G20 meeting in Moscow takes place amid speculation about a “currency war,” where countries competitively devalue their currencies to gain a competitive edge.The Japanese yen has been the currency primarily in focus this week.Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, faces allegations that it is trying to lower the value of the yen to stimulate its economy and get a competitive edge on exports.The yen fell to a 21-month low against the U.S. dollar this week and a near three-year trough against the euro. As the yen falls, Japan’s exports become cheaper and those of other countries, which are also trying to pull out of the economic malaise that followed the 2008 financial collapse, become relatively more expensive.Earlier this week, the volatility in the currency markets prompted the Group of Seven leading industrial nations, which include the U.S., Germany, Britain, France, Italy and Canada, as well as Japan, to warn that volatile movements in exchange rates could adversely hit the global economy and to reaffirm their commitment to market-driven exchange rates.On Friday, the yen strengthened ahead of the G20 meeting with analysts expecting pressure to be exerted on Japan’s finance minister and central banker to at least commit to not allow the yen to fall much more.The March crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost $1.45 to US$95.86 a barrel.April gold on the Nymex lost $26 to US$1,609.50 an ounce while March copper in New York was unchanged at US$3.74 a pound. Loonie lower amid manufacturing sales slide, G20 meeting on currency tensions AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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5 maps of Dublin that will give you a new perspective

first_imgCARTOGRAPHER MUIRIS de Buitleír has assembled a series of alternative maps of Dublin, giving fresh insights into the geography of the capital.They are published in his book A Portrait of Dublin in Maps. Here are five of the most striking:1. GodlessnessThis map shows the percentage of people in each area saying they are not religious – the darker, the greater.For a full-size map, click here.2. Human wasteThis map shows where the major sewers and other drainage tunnels run under the streets of the capital.For a full-size map, click here. 3. Bedsit livingThis map shows the percentage of the population living in single-room accommodation – the darker, the greater. For a full-size map, click here. 4. Middle classesThis map shows the middle classes as a percentage of the population – the darker the area, the greater the proportion of middle-class residents.For a full-size map, click here. 5. CrimeThis map shows the number of crime events per square kilometre in different districts – the darker, the greater.For a full-size map, click here. A Portrait of Dublin in Maps is published by Gill & MacMillan. To find out more or to buy the book, click here.More: Dublin used to have 56 different cinemas. Here are some of the lost ones>More: 11 shop fronts from a different Ireland>last_img read more

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GloMate Your Weird Ambient Alien Night Light Friend

first_imgThis weird little blobby thing is GloMate Plus. He’s a night light for small children from a company called Mobi. Frankly, I could see how such a thing glowing in the dead of night in the room of a small child could be a touch frightening, but then I’ve never really considered myself much of a tastemaker amongst the toddler set.GloMate Pro can be adjusted to beam three different colors, or can be clicked over into “Rainbow Mode.” He’s got a rechargeable battery built in, which should give you about 10 hours of soft light on a single charge.He’s available online now and should run you around $20.last_img read more

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A real Fantastic Voyage Tiny drugdelivering robot works in your eye

first_imgBack in 1966, a science fiction movie called Fantastic Voyage wowed audiences as a submarine was miniaturized and injected into a human vein. The concept seemed unbelievable, like something you’d see in a children’s cartoon, which we actually did see in the popular kids’ show Magic School Bus. But 45 years after the film came out, it appears that something similar is actually happening in the world of nanorobotics that could change the way eye surgery is performed in the future.A team at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich led by Brad Nelson, professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, have created a microbot tiny enough to be injected into an eye without the need for any anesthetic. Nelson said in a video interview (shown below) that the first applications are in targeted delivery. Diseases like age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in older people, or retinal vein occlusions, can be treated with the microbot by delivering the drugs to a specific location on the retina.Right now, the most common treatment for macular degeneration is a drug that is injected into the eye. It tends to diffuse quickly through the retina, so it requires regular injections. The robot, on the other hand, can stay in the eye for months, so it could provide a lengthier and more-targeted drug release. The robot can also position a biodegradable drug capsule in the eye and then be removed with a magnetic needle.Basically a tiny magnet, the microbot is controlled by an electromagnetic field outside of the eye. Nelson said they have to be very precise about controlling the fields and the currents through their electric magnets. This has been a challenge that the team has been able to overcome in the past couple of years.The research has been done on synthetic eyes, or the eyes of dead animals so far. The eye in the video below is that of a pig. The team says it will be moving soon to the eyes of living animals, which will be followed by human trials.Nelson said that if they can make it small enough to fit in a 23 gauge needle, it can be injected into the eye with just topical anesthetic or none at all, and it doesn’t even need a suture. Though the microbot still has a ways to go before it can be used regularly on (live) humans, the tiny size of the robots could bring forth a new type of non-invasive surgery.Read more at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, via Reuterslast_img read more

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Freestyle HD la caméra des sportifs

first_imgFreestyle HD : la caméra des sportifs ?Une caméra HD qui s’adresse particulièrement aux sportifs. Pratique, étanche et robuste, elle vaut le détour !la Freestyle HD est une caméra haute définition conçue par Swann semble parfaitement adaptée à la de vidéos dans des conditions extrêmes.L’appareil peut enregistrer en 1080p à 30 images/secondes et possède un écran d’1,5 pouces détachable. Il est étanche jusqu’à 20 mètres de profondeur et peut prendre des photographies d’une résolution de 8 Mégapixels. Mais surtout, elle peut être fixée sur un guidon ou sur un casque. À lire aussiLa Descriptive Camera : quand une image se tranforme en texteLa caméra Freestyle HD possède une carte micro-SD pouvant stocker 32 GB de données ou deux heures trente d’images. La caméra est disponible pour 279 dollars.Entre la Freestyle HD et l’apn GoPro HD Hero 2, les amateurs de sensations fortes vont pouvoir s’admirer sous toutes les coutures !Le 13 novembre 2011 à 15:40 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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Comment savoir si votre chien est heureux de vous voir Regardez ses

first_imgComment savoir si votre chien est heureux de vous voir ? Regardez ses sourcils !Selon une étude japonaise, il serait possible de deviner les émotions d’un chien en regardant son expression faciale et plus particulièrement ses sourcils. Si le chien est devenu le meilleur ami de l’homme, il n’est pas toujours facile de comprendre les émotions de son compagnon. Est-il triste ou heureux ? Pour le savoir, certains vous conseilleraient d’observer sa queue qui est un bon indicateur de son état émotionnel. Mais la face de votre chien est en réalité bien plus révélatrice. C’est ce qu’ont démontré plusieurs études dont une nouvelle récemment publiée dans la revue Behavourial Sciences. Selon ces travaux menés par des chercheurs japonais, les émotions des chiens sont trahies par des expressions faciales bien précises qui impliquent à la fois les oreilles et les sourcils de l’animal. Les sourcils seraient alors un indicateur de choix. Pour en arriver là, le Dr Miho Nagasawa et ses collègues de l’Université d’Azabu ont traqué à l’aide de caméras les changements intervenant dans la face de 12 chiens rassemblés dans une pièce divisée en plusieurs parties par des rideaux noirs. Installés devant une sorte de panneau avec une ouverture sur le rideau, les animaux ont alors été confrontés à trois situations différentes.Grâce au rideau, ils étaient soit réunis avec leur propriétaire, soit mis en contact avec un étranger, soit exposés à un jouet ou un objet qu’ils n’aiment pas comme un coupe-ongles par exemple. Pour chaque situation, les scientifique ont ainsi observé la réaction faciale des chiens puis les ont comparées les unes aux autres. Ceci a permis de constater que les animaux avaient tendance à bouger leur sourcil gauche vers le haut environ une demi-seconde après avoir aperçu leur propriétaire. Oreille ou sourcil, des émotions différentesEn revanche, face à un inconnu, ils baissaient leur oreille gauche. Avec l’objet qu’ils n’aimaient pas, c’est leur oreille qui a bougé, les sourcils restant immobiles. De même, face à un jouet quelconque. “Il est difficile d’expliquer cette différence de mouvement entre les oreilles et les sourcils”, a commenté le Dr Miho Nagasawa cité par le Telegraph. “Les oreilles des chiens sont des attributs importants utilisés pour communiquer les expressions émotionnelles, par conséquent nos résultats suggèrent que les chiens sont plus prudents envers des personnes qui ne leur sont pas familières”.  “A l’inverse, le mouvement des sourcils pourrait indiquer une réponse visible par laquelle les chiens tentent de regarder leur propriétaire plus intensément”, signe qu’ils ressentent des sentiments pour ce dernier, a ajouté le spécialiste. Le mouvement des sourcils pourrait donc être spécifiquement attaché aux humains qui suscitent de l’émotion chez le chien. Mais pourquoi est-ce seulement le côté gauche qui remue ? D’après les chercheurs, ceci reflète l’activité dans les parties clés du cerveau canin qui contrôlent les émotions. En effet, comme chez de nombreux animaux, l’encéphale du chien montre une latéralité des émotions. Autrement dit, que les émotions soient “négatives” ou “positives”, elles n’activeront pas le même hémisphère. Selon une étude publiée en 2008 par des scientifiques de l’université de Bari, l’hémisphère gauche serait ainsi associé avec des émotions comme l’amour, l’attachement et donc au rapprochement tandis que l’hémisphère droit serait plutôt associé à des sentiments comme la méfiance et donc à l’évitement. Droit ou gauche en fonction des émotions Face aux émotions, chaque hémisphère agirait alors sur le côté opposé : l’hémisphère droit pour le côté gauche et inversement. Toutefois, ici qu’il s’agisse du propriétaire du chien ou d’un étranger, c’est toujours le côté gauche qui a remué et donc l’hémisphère droit qui a été activé. D’après les chercheurs, ceci pourrait s’expliquer par un mélange d’émotions opposées ressenties par le chien. Les animaux étaient à la fois joyeux de voir leur propriétaire mais tristes parce qu’ils étaient bloqués et ne pouvaient les rejoindre. À lire aussiMaladie de Charcot : symptômes, causes, traitement, où en est on ?”Ce résultat pourrait s’expliquer par le fait que le propriétaire suscitait à la fois des émotions positives et négatives. Une réponse négative a pu apparaitre… peut-être parce que les chiens ne pouvaient pas approcher et toucher leur propriétaire, au lieu de simplement les voir à travers le rideau”, a expliqué le Dr Nagasawa. Cette nouvelle étude intervient quelques mois seulement après d’autres travaux qui avaient montré que les propriétaires sont capables de détecter toute une série d’émotions rien qu’en observant l’expression faciale de leur chien.Un lien affectif particulier entre chien et humain Le Dr Tina Bloom et ses collègues de la Walden University avaient même découvert que les personnes ayant peu d’expérience des animaux étaient aussi capables de détecter des expressions de joie, de tristesse, de surprise et de peur dans la face des chiens. D’après les chercheurs, ces résultats suggèrent que les humains auraient développé une empathie naturelle avec les chiens après avoir évolué côte à côte pendant des milliers d’années.   “La propriété est un facteur social important pour les chiens. Ceci suggère que les liens affectifs humain-chien ont une base biologique. Les canidés sont très sociaux et communiquent en utilisant un tableau abondant d’expressions faciales. Ces méthodes de communication pourraient donc jouer aussi un rôle important dans leur communication avec les humains”, a conclu le Dr Nagasawa.Le 31 juillet 2013 à 13:06 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

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SPOILERS 98 WWE Main Event tapings from WilkesBarre

first_img SPOILERS: 9/1 NXT UK TakeOver Cardiff Fallout TV Tapings to air on WWE Network Twitter Now Playing Up Next The following was taped on Tuesday night in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.9/8 WWE Main Event tapings:* Bo Dallas def. Fandango.* The Prime Time Players def. Los Matadores.* Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler.Source: Prowrestling.netRecommended videosPowered by AnyClipDolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE StatusVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:35/Current Time 0:01Loaded: 20.70%0:02Remaining Time -0:34 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list SPOILERS: 9/5 Impact TV Tapings from Las Vegas to air on Pursuit and Twitch WWE Announces Huge 4-Way Battles For SmackDown Live Dolph Ziggler Google+ WhatsApp Now Playing Up Next Dolph Ziggler Comments On His WWE Status Facebookcenter_img WWE Confirms The Shield And Ronda Rousey At Super Show-Down 9/8 WWE Supershow Results: Syracuse, New York (Kingston vs. Orton, Rollins vs. Corbin) Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Now Playing Up Next At least 17 deaths from Florence: NC governor Why WWE’s The Miz Won’t Stop Talking About His Newborn Daughter Now Playing Up Next Pinterestlast_img read more

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Join ASA USB for Joint Leaders Reception at Commodity Classic

first_imgIf you have plans to attend Commodity Classic in San Antonio March 3-5, be sure to stop by the American Soybean Association (ASA) and United Soybean Board (USB) joint leader’s reception on Thursday, March 2 from 9-11 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Lonestar Ballrooms D-E-F. The reception, hosted by the Illinois Soybean Association checkoff and membership program and the Ohio Soybean Council, is free to attend.Ron Moore, soybean farmer from Roseville, Ill., and past chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association is the president of the American Soybean Association. Moore previously served as vice president and secretary. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC).John Motter, soybean farmer from Janera, Ohio is the chairman of the United Soybean Board. He previously served as vice chair, treasurer and secretary. John serves on the Ohio Soybean Council Board of Trustees, where he previously served as chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary. John is a member of Ohio Farm Bureau and previously served on the State Extension Advisory Board.The joint reception is a chance for farmers from all across the United States to meet with their national leadership and celebrate their service to the national soybean industry.last_img read more

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Study Finds Significant N American Internet Capacity Limitations

first_img Explore further A study released by the preeminent research center, Nemertes Research Group sends warning to access providers and innovators. An estimated $42 – 55 billion is needed to meet expected demands. Without investment, innovation may be crippled. Citation: Study Finds Significant N. American Internet Capacity Limitations (2007, November 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from 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.center_img The preeminent research center, Nemertes Research Group finds that Internet infrastructure limitations will stifle innovation in the near future. The release of their findings include an analysis of Internet and IP infrastructure which they assign the term capacity. Factored into the analysis is the current and projected traffic of users which is deemed demand. The goal of the research project was to understand the effect capacity and demand have with each other and to determine if demand would ever exceed capacity.The analysis of capacity required comparing carrier expenditures, vendor revenues and compared this data against market research studies. In assessing demand, Nemertes took a unique approach and examined the user´s consumption of available bandwidth has increased over time. They call this the innovation-centric demand model which they believe is the mos reliable method of predicting the unpredictable. Thereby, adopting a model that allows reasonably accurate projections about a future scenario without the need to know the specific innovation that made it possible.While cautioning that their findings will not cause the Internet to collapse in North America within the near future. there are significant warning flags. Specifically, North American Internet access infrastructure will probably cease to be adequate for supporting demand in the next three to five years. Their findings confirm that overall core fiber switching/routing resources will scale nicely to support any conceivable user demand, but a substantial investment is required particularly in North America.The estimated financial investment required by access providers to “bridge the gap,” between demand and capacity is in the range of $42 billion to $55 billion. Unfortunately, this is about 60 to 70 percent more than current access providers intend to invest. The study concludes with the cautionary advice that while the “sky is not falling,” the ultimate effect will be that innovation will be stunted. The next Google, YouTube, or Amazon will simply not be possible without a substantial investment in infrastructure. Demand will continue to grow, but there will be a continued degenerative effect on capacity to fulfill demand. Link for further reading: … tifle_innovation_web Creatives in the country? Blockchain and agtech can create unexpected jobs in regional Australialast_img read more

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Revisiting Premchand

first_img‘Do Bailon ki Katha’, ‘Namak ka Daroga’,  ‘Eidgaah’ – if these titles from Premchand’s works have made you sit up and notice then there’s a reason for you to celebrate this summer. Delhi government’s Hindi Academy brings you a children theatre festival ‘Is Greeshma Premchand Hain Bachchon Ke Sang’ from 20 June.In an attempt to enrich the lives of 8 to 16-year-old children, Hindi Academy introduced a month long workshop from 20 May .  In this workshop, 400 students from 10 schools in the capital are spending their time learning the intricacies of Hindi literature, honing their theatrical skills while acquainting themselves with the legend called Munshi Premchand. The workshop is being conducted by 10 directors chosen by the Academy who are grooming the children in the art of Premchand’s theatrics. The directors who are helping the projects in different schools are Haider Abbas Naqvi, Rajesh Kumar, Kumar Vir Bhushan, Bipin Pachauri, Rahul Saxena, Jawed Ibrahim, Mita Mishra, Mohammad Ali Ashraf, Amandeep Garg and Harshita Guha. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting”Premchand was a writer who went deep into the roots of Indian society and presented a true picture of it. So if we want to bring our children closer to Hindi literature, the job has to begin with Premchand,’ says Dr Harisuman Bisht, famous author and Secretary of Hindi Academy.The workshop will culminate into a grand festival for theatre that will be presented by the children over five days at the Little Theatre Group Auditorium at Mandi House.last_img read more

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4 Technology Solutions Every Growing Business Needs to Consider

first_imgDecember 17, 2015 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Every start-up needs an idea. That’s a given. A few other table stakes for growing your business include drive, commitment, smarts and start-up funds.At a minimum there are also basic technology needs such as a mobile device, a data plan, broadband Internet connectivity and an online presence of some kind. However, small business growth and success may require a few more technological upgrades.That’s according to Trey Smith, president and CEO of OneStream Networks, a next-generation telecommunications company and consultancy that specializes in both domestic and international unified communications solutions for the enterprise using a cloud-based environment.“It’s a great time to launch a business because of the incredible functionality and scale that Internet-based solutions and software provide to cost-conscious entrepreneurs at a fraction of the price from just a few years ago,” said Smith.1. Laptop-based softphone software.One option that Smith recommends for small-to-medium sized businesses that have more than one location, is software that’s loaded onto a laptop that works as a traditional phone, which is known as a softphone application.He says this type of virtual solution replaces pricey, multi-line telephone units while providing the same functionality at low or no cost.“This is a great way for growing organizations, which are already deploying laptops to employees, to also deploy the softphone application on those computers as well. This allows for fast scaling of the business with an elegant solution that combines both voice and data for employees.”One popular softphone option is Zopier, which can be downloaded for free.Related: Tired of Useless Meetings? 9 Ways to Make Them More Effective. (Infographic)2. Automated call attendant.While a mobile device or smart phone is a mandatory tool for success, Smith suggests using an automated call attendant to provide greater customer service if your start-up is growing but understaffed.“When a mobile device is dialed it’s either answered or the call goes to voicemail. However, a busy business owner or entrepreneur may choose to answer calls with an auto attendant or interactive voice response software that automatically offers a variety of choices to the caller. This cost-effective option provides understaffed start-ups with efficient call flow handling as well as a perception of scale,” said Smith.Related: 7 Small-Business Owners Share Their Best Productivity Tips (Infographic)3. Toll-free dialing to your mobile phone.He goes on to suggest that another relatively easy and inexpensive technology to implement is offering customers a toll-free number that connects directly to your mobile phone.“New business owners rarely consider toll-free numbers that dial directly to their mobile device as an option. However, it’s a great way to create a positive first impression, while offering enhanced value and service to potential customers.”Related: 5 Productivity Tips I Learned From Uber and Other Silicon Valley Superstars4. Skype for Business.For owners who prefer video conferencing, Smith says one of the best low-cost options is Skype for Business. It’s basically the familiar Microsoft Skype app on steroids, on your desktop.“Because Skype is a Microsoft product it’s automatically integrated with the MS Office Suite as well as its Outlook email product. So when a meeting is set up via Skype for Business, recipients get a hyperlink that’s fully-enabled for voice, video and desktop sharing. It’s powerful, inexpensive and simple to use.”Smith’s company works with organizations that range from start-ups to S&P 500 companies, and he acknowledges that while it’s good to know what tech solutions can scale a business it’s more important to know when to scale up.“There’s no entrepreneurial handbook with a growth timetable. However, we’ve found that a reliable benchmark that suggests it’s time for a small business to think about ramping up its technology platform is if it has a minimum of five employees who have mobile devices, laptops or whom require Internet access. That’s a pretty good rule of thumb.”Related: 6 Breezy Steps to a Productive Meeting Register Now »last_img read more

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How to configure autoplay on Windows 10

first_imgHow to configure autoplay on Windows 10 by Martin Brinkmann on August 23, 2018 in Windows – 5 commentsAutoplay is a long-standing feature of the Windows operating system that is also part of Windows 10. Basically, what it does is give users of the operating system options to handle different devices connected to the operating system or media automatically.Basic examples are automatically copying new photos from the digital camera or smartphone storage to the hard drive of the Windows device, or starting to play a video DVD in the desired media player automatically when it is inserted.Autoplay functionality is only available for specific device types, e.g. digital cameras, smartphones, or tablets, and media, e.g. audio CDs or video DVDs. It is also available for removable storage devices that you may connect to your computer but there only in limited form.Windows 10 users have several options when it comes to configuring autoplay functionality:Autoplay can be disabled for all devices and media.Configure autoplay functionality for individual devices.Configuring Autoplay on Windows 10Windows 10 users and administrators find autoplay configuration options in the Settings application and in the legacy Control Panel.Microsoft revealed plans in 2015 to migrate the Control Panel to the Settings application in Windows 10; the process is still ongoing and judging from the snail-like speed in which it happens, some Control Panel menus will remain available in the coming years.The Settings appLaunch the Settings application on the Windows 10 device with the Windows-I shortcut.Select Devices > Autoplay to open the configuration page.The Settings application supports two main options: toggle autoplay functionality globally or define autoplay for individual devices.Note: while you can set up default actions using the Settings application, I have found this to be buggy at times. When a particular setting did not work immediately, selecting a default action from the Action Center prompt helped most of the time to make it the default action for the device or media.When you disable Autoplay in the Settings application autoplay is turned off globally. Windows does not display autoplay prompts anymore when you turn off the functionality. Note that it is possible to bypass this by holding down the Shift-key while you connect a device to the Windows 10 machine.You may configure default Autoplay settings for individual devices. Windows 10 should list all devices connected to the PC in the past provided that they are not removable storage devices.These are the default actions that are available for all device and media types that support autoplay:Take No Action — Autoplay is disabled.Ask me every time — Display a prompt so that you may select the desired action.The following options may be available as well:Import photos and videos (App) — Import media using the mentioned application, e.g. Photos or Dropbox.Sync digital media files to this device (App) — Sync media with the device using the specified application.Open device to view files (App) — Opens the device’s root in File Explorer or another file management program.Quickly transfer photos and videos (App) — Uses a different method to transfer media to the device.Configure Storage Settings — Opens Storage in the Settings application.You can change the default action at any time in the Settings application.The Control PanelAutoplay settings are still available in the Control Panel as of Windows 10 version 1809.Tap on the Windows-key to open Start.Type Control Panel and select the result to launch the Windows Control Panel.Go to Hardware and Sound > AutoPlay.The Control Panel settings are more extensive as you find specific types of media, removable drives, and even software listed on the page.The available options are identical to the ones provided by the Settings applications but it is possible to set actions more granular.For DVDs for instance, you may select actions for DVD movies, Enhanced DVD movies, Blank DVDs, and DVD-Audio discs separately. The same is true for Blu-Ray and CDs, and removable drives, and there is even an option to configure autoplay for software and games. All of these options are missing from the Settings application.You do find connected devices listed in the Control Panel as well, and the changes that you may seem to sync with the Settings app and vice versa.The Group PolicyAdministrators find Autoplay policies in the Windows Group Policy. Note that the Group Policy is only available on professional editions of Windows 10 and not Home editions.Tip: Windows 10 Home users and admins can try Policy Plus, a third-party program that brings most of the functionality of the Group Policy to Windows 10 Home devices.Tap on the Windows-key to open Start.Type gpedit.msc and hit the Enter-key. This starts the Group Policy Editor.Go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > AutoPlay Policies.Note that some policies are found under User Configuration as well to set them for individual users on the system and not globally. If User Configuration and Computer Configuration policies exist, Computer Configuration is selected.Windows 10 lists four entries there:Turn off Autoplay — Enable the policy to turn off autoplay functionality for all drives or for CD-Rom and removable media drives only.Prevent AutoPlay from remembering user choices — Enable the policy to make Windows forget about previous user selections in autoplay prompts.Disallow Autoplay for non-volume devices — Enable the policy to disable AutoPlay functionality for MTP devices such as cameras or phones.Set the default behavior for AutoRun —  Enable the policy to allow autorun commands to be executed.Turning off AutoPlay using the Windows RegistryYou can disable AutoPlay functionality for individual users in the Registry.Tap on the Windows-key to display the Start menu.Type regedit.exe and hit the Enter-key.Confirm the UAC prompt that is displayed.Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlersDouble-click on DisableAutoplayA value of 0 means AutoPlay is enabled.A value of 1 means AutoPlay functionality is disabled.Now You: Do you use AutoPlay functionality on your devices?Related articlesAutoplayStopper stops autoplaying videos everywhereFinally: Mozilla adds working HTML5 Video autoplay blocking to FirefoxFirefox gets option to control sites with autoplay soundHow to control audio and video autoplay in Google ChromeHow to disable media autoplay in Microsoft EdgeSummaryArticle NameHow to configure autoplay on Windows 10DescriptionWant to configure autoplay behavior on Windows 10? 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Pulse survivor Im Devastated attackers wife found notguilty

first_imgeTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Everything about Laura Vargas is remarkable – even the simple act of walking across Starbucks to greet me.Just 18 months ago she was shot twice by the killer Omar Mateen who would go on to kill 49 people at LGBTI nightclub Pulse in Orlando, including one of her closest friends Lewis. Shot right at the start of the attack, damaging her ability to walk, Laura was conscious for the entire experience. It was the worst mass shooting in the nation by a single gunman at the time and America’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11.Mateen may have been killed by gunfire during the attack at Pulse on 12 June 2016. But not before robbing Laura of so much.Not least, the right to feel safe in public, for a short time the ability to walk, and her best friend’s life.But Mateen also robbed her one of the most important rights of passage any LGBTI person has. He took her right to come out to her family when she was ready.When the press found out she’d been part of the attack, her strictly Catholic family not only found out their daughter nearly lost her life – but that she was gay too.Its rare for Laura to speak to the media. She describes the self-imposed bubble she has been in the last 18 months. She barely goes out into even public or busy spaces, even the likes of restaurants.But just a week after Mateen’s wife was found not guilty of aiding him, she tells Gay Star News about her devastation at the decision. Once again she feels robbed, but this time of closure and justice.This week her hometown Pride is lighting up the Miami skyline with rainbows – Laura, in an even rarer public speaking appearance, switched them on.Agreeing to this interview is another step in Laura’s recovery. One that is about lighting up the dark shadow the attack has cast on her life. She is beginning to see how Pulse can have a legacy of light – starting with how life has been getting easier for LGBTI people in Miami since the attack.Laura and girlfriend Brandy at the Lincoln road at Miami Beach Pride’s Pulse tribute | Photo: Supplied / Laura Vargase,Laura and Lewis’s choice to go to Pulse was a last minute decisionThough she was born and raised in Miami, her family’s deeply Catholic roots are in Columbia, where many of them live.Studying at the School of Physical Therapy, she moved to Orlando in 2014. She worked for Universal for a year, before going back to Miami, this is where she met her best friend Lewis.On the weekend of the attack, Lewis invited Laura up to reconnect with colleagues at a staff awards night at Disney. Just this week, the resort was revealed as the original target of Mateen’s attack.Arriving at Pulse in Orlando on a last minute invitation, at midnight they decided they would call it early if the night was no good.But it was on point. At Latin night, the vibes were strong, the mood was happy and the community inside was alive.The club was packed when Mateen shattered everything, shooting Laura and her friend Lewis who died instantly.Waking up in hospital, Laura was unable to walk, eat or do anything so many of us take for granted every day. She had lost her best friend and was awake while 48 others lost their lives around her.Reporters pretended to be family members to get into survivors hospital roomsIt’s not hard to imagine why anyone would want privacy after that.But the world was captivated by the trauma and terror of the night people were angry, and they wanted answers. The world was watching; the press descended.‘MTV were calling me up two days after the attack, asking me to take part in their True Life documentary series,’ she told me.Laura says the press intrusion on the survivors of this attack, was intense. Reporters went as far as pretending to be hospital staff or family members, to get inside wards and rooms – just to get their story.‘The hospital had to give us aliases.’In her home country of Columbia, Laura’s story ‘blew up’ everywhere. She was the top story on the TV and on the front of the newspapers.But she wasn’t out to her family. So when her mom called her at the hospital, not only did they have to navigate Laura being a victim in a mass murder, she had to come out.And yet, this is where one of Laura’s incredible aptitude for compassion shines through. Instead of fury at having her coming out stolen from her:‘I was so emotionally drained by it, he probably did me a favor. My family are Catholic, so they had to comprehend: Laura’s hurt, she’s also gay and she’s been hurt – because she is gay.‘But there was so much tragedy, they couldn’t judge and so they focused on “is she ok?”‘Laura and supportive girlfriend Brandy | Photo: Supplied / Laura VargasPuppy therapy was a turning point in her recovery Anyone who faces a life-changing illness or injury will know recovery takes time. And it involves setbacks.‘I was having a really bad day, and I was told I’d have to wait longer to come off IV fluids and go onto solid food. And my patience had worn thin. So I cursed up a storm and sent everyone away.’But two weeks after this, Laura had a breakthrough.A knock at the door came and she noticed two little paws were at the door.For the coming weeks, she’d have puppy therapy in the hospital, giving her life and strength to work through the nerve damage the shooting had left her with.Friends and family rallied around her, including her now girlfriend Brandy.But while she recovered. The world tried to grapple with what hate could have consumed anyone to cause so much pain.‘I’m glad he didn’t pick Disney, it would have tainted “the happiest place on earth”’In the 18 months since Pulse, the media has been awash with different theories about Omar Mateen.Was he gay? Did he use Grindr? Had he been a regular at the nightclub? Did some kind of internalized homophobia cause him to lash out at a community he was part of – but couldn’t understand?Now his wife’s court case, Salman Noor, has drawn to a close – we finally know that much of the speculation, was just that. Pulse massacre shooter’s widow found not guilty on all countsConfirmed: Pulse massacre shooter was NOT gay, never used GrindrPulse survivor: How I learned to live again through puppy therapyRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  : Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading…center_img Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- Though an ISIS sympathizer, there is no evidence to say that Mateen picked Pulse because it was an LGBTI venue. In fact, he’d originally picked the Disney resort as his target where Lewis and Laura had been just one night before.‘Thank god he didn’t pick there, think about how many children could have been caught up in such a terrible attack.‘I’m glad he didn’t pick Disney, it would have tainted the “happiest place on earth”.’Laura followed the court case, though not so close as to ‘submerge’ herself in it. But she did attend briefings the FBI put on during the case to Pulse survivors.She couldn’t talk about what they told her until now, it could have put the trial at risk. But now its over, she says they talked her through some 1,300 pieces of evidence they’d gathered on Mateen.Evidence the prosecution would argue made Noor Salman complicit in the attack. But last week she was found not guilty.Having seen the evidence too, Laura and Brandy sit in front of me, ‘devastated’ and ‘disappointed’ as they talk through what the FBI told them.Laura and Brandy at the Lincoln road at Miami Beach Pride’s Pulse tribute. | Photo: Supplied / Laura VargasLearning to let go of survival guiltThe FBI officers who briefed Laura were so angry with Mateen, they wouldn’t even say his name. Calling him instead all manner of foul curses.‘Today is the first time I’ve said his name in a very long time. I don’t want to say it.‘I know nothing can bring Lewis back, but we were waiting for closure and real-world justice with this case.’But Laura and Brandy both feel ‘it has slipped through our fingers.’Part of Laura’s recovery has been letting ‘little grains of [survival] guilt’ go every day.At the same time she is coming to terms with accepting homophobia did not primarily motivate this crime, even though it was attack on the LGBTI community.And it was the FBI’s evidence that helped Laura come to this conclusion.‘A lot of people are holding onto the fact that this was an attack on the LGBTI community. But this man was focused on the bad he was going to do. He was sick.’Though, as the FBI said in Salman’s case, the fact it was an LGBTI venue may well have been a plus to Mateen. But at the same time, Laura believes his choice of target was about ‘impact.’ Salman’s court case reported the only reason he didn’t target Disney, was after he was spooked by police while on a planning trip to the resort.Laura and girlfriend Brandy with one to the dogs they look after at Barks and Leashes. | Photo: Supplied / Laura VargasMiami Beach Pride is lighting up the skyLaura and Brandy this weekend are spearheading much of Miami Beach Pride’s festivities.Taking part in crowded events playing on her mind, Laura does have a cautious sense of optimism.At the beginning of the week, she flipped the switch to light up the cities skyline with rainbows.Over 50 buildings are taking part in the Pride Lights the Night initiative, in tribute to Pulse victims.‘When I agreed to speak, I kind of naively thought it would be me, Brandy and a couple of people.’But a crowd of a couple of hundred came out to hear Laura speak. She remembered her friend Lewis and reflected on how happy he would be to know the legacy of the attack was inspiring a new found pride in being LGBTI in Miami.The couple have noticed how many more businesses are displaying rainbows this year. Indeed, they feel safer than ever when holding hands in Miami.Something they’ll be doing in the parade with other Pulse survivors at the event this weekend.Laura switching the rainbow lights on on Lincoln road at Miami Beach Pride’s Pulse tribute. | Photo: Supplied / Laura VargasShot twice, and still hereThe duo re-evaluated their lives in the wake of the attack. They quit their office jobs and set up a dog walking business inspired by Laura’s dog therapy in the hospital.And it’s clear Laura is still just beginning to come to terms with that night.‘Sometimes I turn to Brandy and say “Can you believe I was shot twice and I’m still here?”’At the launch gala for this weekend’s Pride, Laura was one of the guests of honor. But she tucked herself away in the corner.It’s a perfect encapsulation of Laura. She was the star of the show. But in this overwhelmingly loud, bright and who’s who of town event, she was happy to watch it take place from the sidelines – with a sense of humility, but purpose.Right now, her focus is on making Pulse’s legacy one of light, not dark. Something Miami Beach Pride has more than achieved this year.Gay Star News is a media sponsor of Miami Beach Pride. Miami Beach Pride headline sponsor is Celebrity Cruises.See how the Pulse nightclub memorial is coming to lifelast_img read more

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With the inclusion of imaging as a menu set measure in the Stage Two Meaningful Use requirements, it’s more important than ever to demonstrate how our solutions contribute to health IT interoperability and can help organizations share images across their enterprise,” said Jeff Surges, CEO, Merge Healthcare. “We believe that patients’ images are one of the most important parts of their health record. Attendees will see first-hand how solutions, like iConnect Access, use a standards-based approach for effective and secure health data information exchange.”iConnect Completes IHE Connectathon 5 Consecutive YearsMerge’s iConnect Access successfully completed testing for all registered Integration Profiles at the IHE NA Connectathon: a cross-vendor, live, supervised, structured testing event with more than 115 participating vendors and 450+ engineers and IT architects, utilizing 169 test systems to complete more than 4,570 successful tests.Merge successfully tested and completed six IHE Integration Profiles:·       Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing (XDS) as a Document Consumer·       Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging (XDS.I) as an Imaging Document Consumer·       Patient Demographics Query (PDQ) as a Patient Demographics Consumer·       Patient Identifier Cross-referencing for MPI (PIX) as a Patient Identifier Cross-Reference Consumer Audit Trail·       Node Authentication (ATNA) as a Secure Node·       Consistent Time (CT) as a Time ClientFor more information: FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 News | Radiology Business | August 01, 2019 Philips Completes Acquisition of Carestream Health’s HCIS Business … read more Sponsored Content | Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | August 13, 2019 The Challenge of Pediatric Radiation Dose Management Radiation dose management is central to child patient safety. 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The worlds tourism slogans all on one map

first_img Share The world’s tourism slogans, all on one map << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Click for the full image!TORONTO – Just think about what slogans have done for global brands like Nike and McDonald’s and you’ll realize how effective a few words can be. But coming up with a good slogan is harder than it looks, as many tourist boards can certainly attest to.British company FamilyBreakFinder has unveiled a zoomable map of tourism slogans around the world, proving that when it comes to capturing a destination’s spirit in less than five words, some are better at it than others.Many countries rely heavily on alliteration, like ‘Brilliant Barbados’, ‘Inspired by Iceland’ and ‘Live Love Lebanon’, while some fall back on grandiose claims like Denmark’s ‘Happiest place on Earth!’ and Australia’s ‘There’s NOTHING like Australia’.Some slogans are a bit of a mouthful, like Suriname’s ‘A colorful experience…exotic beyond words’, while others are succinct and to the point, like Cape Verde’s ‘No stress’ and Kiribati’s ‘For travellers’. History is a common theme, with Egypt’s ‘Where it all begins’, Israel’s ‘Land of Creation’ and Peru’s ‘Land of the Incas’ playing up their respective pasts, as is natural beauty, like Montenegro’s ‘Wild Beauty’ and Uzbekistan’s ‘Naturally irresistible!’.More news:  Apply now for AQSC’s agent cruise ratesWales and Spain show their tech-savvy sides with the hashtag slogans ‘#FindYourEpic’ and ‘#spainindetail’, respectively, while Ukraine, Slovenia and Morocco had some fun with words with ‘It’s all about U’, ‘I feel sLOVEnia’ and ‘Much mor’.Others are a bit of a headscratcher, like Hungary’s ‘Think Hungary more than expected’ and South Africa’s ‘Inspiring new ways’, while others leave no room for misinterpretation, like Tanzania’s ‘The land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar and the Serengeti’ and Nigeria’s ‘Good people, great nation’.As for Canada’s ‘Keep exploring’? We think it perfectly captures the country’s endless beauty.Tell us, what’s your favourite slogan? Friday, January 6, 2017 Travelweek Group last_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo A Cardinals official said Arizona WR Michael Floyd will miss 3-4 weeks after he dislocated multiple fingers during practice today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 6, 2015If Floyd is out only four weeks, that would put him on track to be ready for the Cardinals first game on Sept. 13 against the New Orleans Saints.More than 10 players have been held out with minor injuries, including first round pick D.J. Humphries.The receiver is entering his fourth season with the team and is coming off catching a career-high six touchdown passes in 2014.Floyd, who has yet to miss a game in his career, has caught 157 passes for 2,444 yards and 13 touchdowns during his brief NFL tenure. He was expected to start opposite of Larry Fitzgerald in the Cardinals offense. – / 38 Michael Floyd will miss roughly six weeks I’m told with three broken fingers on left hand. Big, big part of the AZ offense. Injured today— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 5, 2015About a hour after the original report on Floyd came out, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported news that is a bit more promising to Cardinals fans. The first major injury of Arizona Cardinals training camp happened on Wednesday.Wide receiver Michael Floyd suffered a left hand injury at the beginning of practice that could cause him to miss the beginning of the season according to’s Jason La Canfora. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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