Military Consumer Protection Awareness

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonMilitary Consumer Protection Day, on July 15, brought together several military and financial organizations who are supporting military families by providing resources to protect against fraud.Military families are too often victims of financial fraud. Deployments and frequent moves make the military community vulnerable targets, but there are so many protective measures available. Tips, resources and expertise were shared by financial and military support organizations during a July 15 Twitter Chat.Connect with the Personal Finance team on Twitter by following us @MFLNPF.last_img read more

Time Saving Tip – Replace Audio in Quick Time Pro 7

first_imgSave Rendering Time by Replacing Audio Tracks in Quicktime Pro 7It never fails that you’ve just spent good time exporting your film from your NLE, run it through a compression program to turn it into a client friendly H.264 file and a last minute audio tweak or music change comes through. Save time re-exporting and re-rendering with this simple method of replacing the audio in your quicktime file. This is particularly useful if you’re a composer or mixer appending new audio to a file for client review.Step 1 – Open Your FilesQuicktime Player Pro 7 may or may not be installed on your system but if you’re used to doing much post production you’ll probably already have it. If not visit this Apple site to learn how to install it in different OSX versions.Open your original audio & video file in QTPro7 by right (ctrl) clicking and pressing ‘open with…’  and then do the same with your new audio file.Step 2 – Remove Original AudioSelect the original audio & video file and press CMD+J to open up the movie properties for the file (or go to Window > Show Movie Properties)  You should see a video track, audio track and timecode track listed in the top section and in the resources tab where that audio track, video track and timecode track are originating from. Select the audio track and delete it. You can either hit backspace on your keyboard or the delete button in the top left of the window.Step 3 – Copying and PastingSelect the new audio file and press CMD+A to select it all. Press CMD+C to copy it. Now select the original video file and press CMD+ALT+V to add it to the movie file (you can also do all that from the Edit menu if you prefer). Notice that the source for the Sound Track in the properties window of the video and new audio file is New Audio.aif.  It is important that the ‘playhead’ in the video file is at the very start of the file as the audio will paste in from wherever it is placed.Step 4 – Save As…For the final step simply press Shift+CMD+S (File > Save As…) to save the file as a new audio and video file without having to re-render your H.264 video. Make sure you have ‘Save as self-contained movie’ checked so that Quicktime collects up the ‘external’ new audio you pasted in. Quicktime will quickly save and your file is updated with the new audio.last_img read more

Free Glass Presets for Adobe After Effects

first_imgCheck out these free glass presets courtesy of our friends at Lens Distortions.Glass distortions are a great way to give your shots character. We’ve all seen pictures shot on old film cameras with splotchy highlighted colors, especially near the edges. These distortions, called light leaks, were the result of the film accidentally coming in contact with light. This could happen by either a hole being in the camera body or accidentally exposing the film to light when removing it from the camera.But what old photographers deemed an accident, hipsters have re-labeled art, thus we get the super trendy light-leak/distortion look.Creating lens effects can be done in-camera, but with post production software creating realistic and artsy lens effects is super easy. Today LensDistortions.com is giving away some free glass distortions that you can use in Adobe After Effects. The elements mix lens flares, light leaks, and lens blur to make an awesome effect. Don’t believe us…check out their promo video:The glass presets were shot using a Red Scarlet and a few high-end Leica lenses.Download InstructionsYou can download the free glass presets over at Light Distortions. You will need a .rar opening software to open the 1 GB file. Thanks for sharing guys!What do you think of the glass presets? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

Stylistic Goodies and Grit: A Film Grain Footage Tutorial

first_imgIn this tutorial, I’m going to share my secret cinematic weapons that give your footage character, without costing you a ton of time.Gritty footage is one of my favorite stylistic features in a movie. Having elements like film grain, film burns, light leaks, and 8mm projector assets available make me feel like a kid in a candy store! Fortunately for me, the team at Shutterstock Elements has recently released the latest, greatest SPECTRUM pack — loaded with all of my favorite cinematic goodies. Looking for more on using effects in Premiere Pro? Check these out.Create a Glitch Effect in Premiere Pro in 3 StepsThe Secret to Motion Blur in Adobe Premiere ProAfter Effects vs. Premiere Pro: Which Do You Need?Using Lighting Effects in Premiere ProWhy You Should Be Using Film Grain on Digital Video + 5 Free Film Grain Overlays Test DriveBefore we begin, you’ll need to download the Spectrum Pack from Shutterstock Elements.Once you have this downloaded, open it in your NLE of choice and take each effect for a test drive. The most important step to elevating any downloaded assets from the internet is to learn what’s available in the product. I recommend you take ten to fifteen minutes to sift through all of the assets and effects provided in Spectrum, so you can get a better idea of what effects you dig.Play with EffectsNext, import your asset of choice and layer it above your shot. After layering in your shot, go into Effect settings and change the blend mode into Screen.You can then adjust the film effect’s intensity by adjusting the opacity and playing around with different blend modes.BlendIf you’re struggling with the duration of the effect, or perhaps it doesn’t do the trick the whole way through, you can apply another film effect on top or after the current clip. Then, to blend it, create a keyframe animation and adjust the opacity from zero to one-hundred percent.Finally, to provide a little extra punch, experiment with this effect on top:last_img read more

The Lost Art of Closing at 60 Days

first_imgToday marks 60 days since the launch of The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the 10 Commitments That Drive Sales. The feedback you receive about a book is always interesting. Here are a few important takeaways.I included a model of the language that you can use at the end of each chapter so that the reader could develop something that would work for them. You know, their words, something that fits them. Readers are emailing to share with me that they are using the sample language very similar to how it is laid out in the book, and they are surprised how well it works.My view on this is that there are a lot of things that work, and plenty more that don’t. It’s the fact that they know what commitment they need and have some idea as to how to ask for it that is bringing them success.One sales leader told me that he is using the commitments to coach his sales team, and asking them what commitment they intend to gain during the next client interaction. Invariably, they start with the Commitment to Decide, the final ask. But as they talk through their plan with him, they discover that they really need the Commitment to Collaborate or the Commitment to Build Consensus or some other earlier commitment.It’s another proof point that the very idea of “closing” has been limited to the final ask for so long that it persists. It’s also proof of the central premise I had when I pitched the book: No one has ever written down the commitments that tend to come between target and close, what Neil Rackham called an “advance” in SPIN Selling. These commitments are what allow you to control the process and help your clients with better results.On the negative side, there are still people who are put off by the word “closing.” They believe that the book contains 110 closes with tie downs and smarmy language that is going to make them feel bad about themselves and ruin the trust they are trying to build with their clients. There are not any “closes” in the book that resemble anything you have ever seen in a book on closing. Instead, there are strategies for asking for commitments that build trust and allow you to better serve your clients.If you haven’t yet picked up The Lost Art of Closing, please do check it out. I know it will help you produce better results now and in the future. Send your receipt to me at anthony@iannarino.com, and I will send you the workbook and an invite to the Facebook Mastermind Coaching group. At the time you are reading this, there will be five weeks of videos archived for you in the videos section. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

Liquor association requests Parrikar to denotify State highways to ‘major district roads’

first_imgPanaji: The Goa Liquor Traders Association submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday, requesting him to denotify the existing State highways to major district roads and grant a one-year time duration to all the affected liquor shops to relocate.The plea was in response to a Supreme Court judgement that banned liquor shops within 500 metres of highways.Later, speaking to reporters, Dattaprasad Naik, president of the association, said if the government takes this step, as many as 400 of the 789 liquor shops identified by the State multi-department committee, whose excise licenses are not be renewed, will get relief.The association has also asked for relaxation in fees and transfer formalities to the affected outlets.The memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister claimed that the SC judgement does not specify whether the distance of 500 metres is to be measured by radius or a perpendicular line drawn from the edge of the highway.“We, therefore, humbly request you to measure the distance of the liquor shops by ‘accessible road’ from the highway to the outlets. This will give relief to over 100 shops across Goa,” the memorandum read.The association also urged the Chief Minister to file a review petition in the Supreme Court and try to get relief to the affected outlets.It also pointed out that Vasco in South Goa is surrounded by NH 17A and NH17B highways, as a result of which, not a single shop in the city would remain operational.The multi-department committee headed by State Excise Commissioner Menino D’Souza will serve notices to 3,200 liquor license holders. The committee has also identified 286 restaurants and 789 liquor shops, which would face the music if the SC order is implemented from April 1.Mr. D’Souza told The Hindu on Friday that the department was awaiting a nod from the government for issuing notices of non-renewal of licenses to all the identified establishments.last_img read more

Shutdown in Kashmir Valley ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit

first_imgLife was affected in Kashmir Valley after separatists called for a shutdown ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the State on Sunday.Most shops, fuel stations and private businesses remained closed in the wake of the call issued by separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik. Besides Srinagar, south and north Kashmir also wore a deserted look.Mr. Modi will arrive in Jammu’s Udhampur around 3 p.m. and throw open the 9.28 km-long Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the highway. The tunnel, the country’s longest, will reduce travel time from Srinagar to Jammu by two hours. Built at the cost of ₹3.720 crore, the tunnel will bypass 30 km of treacherous and landslide-prone areas.Security has been tightened across the Valley and around the venue in Udhampur.In the wake of a militant attack on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Saturday, security has been further upgraded across the highway. Mobile patrols and camera-fitted vehicles are manning sensitive locations in Srinagar.last_img read more

Road rage: security for victim’s kin

first_imgThe Centre on Monday informed the Supreme Court that the parents of a youth — who was killed in a road rage in 2011 in Manipur involving the son of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh — will be provided security by the State government.The Manipur government assured the court that the parents of victim Irom Roger would be provided round-the-clock security by Manipur Rifles.Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh told a Bench of Justice Deepak Gupta that orders had already been issued to provide security to Irom Chitra Devi and Irom Lokendra Singh.Advocate Utsav Singh Bains appeared for the parents of the victim. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, Manipur Chief Secretary O Nabakishore Singh denied the allegation that at the instance of the Chief Minister, the administration, including police, was obstructing the Iroms from approaching the High Court to challenge the conviction of Ajay Meetai for lesser offence of culpable homicide not amounting to murder. On May 29, the Supreme Court asked the Centre to consider giving security cover to the parents of the youth. Manipur told the court that it did not have any problem in providing security to them.last_img read more

3 held in Bengal lynching case

first_imgA day after two persons were lynched at a village in Dhupguri block of the State’s Jalpaiguri district on suspicion of stealing cows, three persons have been arrested in the case.A senior State police official who confirmed the arrests did not give any more details.According to police, Hafizul Sheikh of Dhubri district in Assam and Anwar Hussain of Patlakhawa village of Cooch Behar district were beaten to death by locals in the early hours of Sunday at the Dadan II gram panchayat area in Jalpaiguri’s Dhupguri block. Speaking to journalists the family members and neighbours of Anwar said that he often worked as an assistant for a local van driver and had nothing to do with cow theft. Beaten to death“We are a poor family. Anwar often worked as a helper to contribute to the family. He was not a cow thief,” said Anwar’s father Mahamadul Hussain.He also said that he had received information that Anwar and Sheikh were beaten to death after they were unable to pay ₹50, 000 demanded by the locals.“After capturing the pick-up van, the villagers asked them what they were carrying. “When the villagers found they were transporting cows, they demanded ₹50,000 from Anwar and two others travelling with him. The villagers beat them to death after they were unable to pay,” said Mr. Mahamadul Hussain. Mr. Hussain’s neighbours also said that Anwar “had studied at a local madrasa and was never involved in cow theft.” A resident of the Dadan II gram panchayat area said: “The locals were angry over an incident of cow theft in the area a few days back. Most probably the incident was an outcome of that.”last_img read more

Punjab government repressive, says SAD

first_imgA day after Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal, former Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, and many Akali workers, were booked for blocking traffic during a protest, the party on Sunday termed the ruling Congress government in Punjab as “repressive and incompetent”. “The State government is resorting to repression to suppress democratic opposition in an attempt to distract attention from their betrayal of the Punjabis on the tall promises made to them during the recent Assembly election campaign,” said Sukhbir Badal. He announced the setting up of a “Force for Democracy” with a minimum of 10 volunteers from every village — a total of 1,20,000 vigilantes against the Congress and ‘State repression’.last_img read more

U.P. government issues directives on use of loudspeakers

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday directed all District Collectors and Superintendents of Police to remove loudspeakers and public address systems installed at religious and public places without permission. They were directed to conduct a survey and submit a detailed report to the government on January 10.The officials had also been directed to ensure that those using loudspeakers without approval should be issued notices to obtain permission by January 15. If the owners or organisers fail to do so, action will be taken against them under the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000, and the equipment would be removed by January 20 as per the direction of the Allahabad High Court.The 10-page order by Principal Secretary Administration Arvind Kumar was issued after the court on December 20 asked the government to explain what action it had taken against unauthorised loudspeakers installed at religious places. The court also sought to know the accountability fixed on the officials who did not implement the noise pollution rules.`Explaining the directive, the State Home Ministry stated, “The loudspeaker installed in public places cannot have a sound level more than 10 dB above ambient noise level at the periphery of a public place and 5 dB above ambient noise level at the periphery of a private place. This practically implies that sound should not go beyond the periphery of the public or private place.”The administration had been asked to categorise areas on the basis of the permissible maximum decibel limit: industrial, commercial, residential and silent zones. The industrial zone has a decibel limit of 75 (70 at night), the commercial zone 65 (55 at night), the residential zone 55 (45 at night) and 50 ( 40 at night) in the silent zones. “The G.O. requires survey of permanently installed loudspeakers, issuance of show cause notice to those without requisite permission, format for applying for permission, format for issuance of permission and action against those who neither apply for permission nor comply with terms and conditions of permission,” the Ministry said.last_img

Child-lifting rumours spark attacks on innocents

first_imgWith rumours about a child-liftting gang floating on social media, mobs continue to attack unknown persons in Odisha. Seven youths from Tamil Nadu were beaten up near Gate Bazar in Berhampur on Saturday night by a mob which suspected them of being child-lifters. The attackers became suspicious after the youths could not answer questions related to their identity. The police came to their rescue and admitted them to a hospital. In the early hours of Sunday, residents of Kusadhipa village in Ganjam district thrashed a member of a gang of thieves suspecting him to be a child-lifter. Five of his accomplices managed to escape. The police rescued the injured youth and admitted him to Khallikote hospital. Another youth from Andhra Pradesh was manhandled after he was suspected of being a child-lifter at Vijaynagar village under the Gania police station limits in Nayagarh district. He was handed over to police on Sunday. All these incidents happened due to a video-clip and rumours floating on social media claiming that a gang of child-lifters had entered Odisha. On May 20 and 21, four persons, including a juvenile, were mercilessly beaten up in separate incidents by mobs misled by the rumour. Odisha Director-General of Police (DGP) R.P. Sharma on Sunday appealed to the citizens to refrain from spreading rumours and stop attacking innocents suspecting them to be child lifters.last_img read more

Non-bailable warrants issued against Balyan, Sadhvi Prachi in riots case

A court here has issued non-bailable warrants against former Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan, VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, BJP MLA Umesh Malik and two others for not appearing in the court in connection with a case related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ankur Sharma issued the warrants and asked the accused to be present in court on June 22. Bijnor MP Bhartendu Singh, Uttar Pradesh Minister Suresh Rana, and MLA Sangeet Som, were also accused in the case. They too had not appeared in the court on Sunday. But the court had allowed their application seeking exemption from personal appearance in hearings, the prosecution said. According to the prosecution, the accused are facing charges of violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and wrongful restraint. The accused had allegedly participated in a “mahapanchayat” and incited violence through their speeches in the last week of August 2013. read more

Slain Armyman’s classmates send sweets to soldiers

first_img“The mithai boxes, weighing over 250 kg, landed at Srinagar airport from Chandigarh and reached the 41 Rashtriya Rifles on Wednesday, for distribution among the soldiers Mahadik once commanded,” said one of his classmates, involved in this initiative. Colonel Mahadik was a student of Sainik School at Satara.The classmate said, “This Diwali, we thought of his comrades-in-arms, who suffer harsh climes and the enemy from across the border, as well as some within. We thought this would be a nice gesture for soldiers who spend Diwali away from their families.”An officer from the elite 21 Para-Special Forces unit, Colonel Mahadik was awarded a Sena Medal for gallantry during Operation Rhino in the Northeast in 2003. An ace football goalkeeper, a skilled horse-rider and a passionate boxer, Colonel Mahadik was an all-rounder, his classmates recall. Sweet gestureDespite the inhospitable terrain that made the Kupwara operation immensely challenging, the Colonel particularly chose to lead his battalion. For Colonel Mahadik’s classmates from the batch which passed out of the Sainik School 24 years ago, this is the third year of the “sweet gesture” which they call ‘Operation Diwali’. Mahadik’s wife Swati was commissioned in the Army as a lieutenant in 2017. The classmates of an Army officer from the State, who laid down his life battling militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district in 2015, have sent 250 kg of sweets to soldiers in his unit.Colonel Santosh Mahadik, the Commanding Officer of 41 Rashtriya Rifles, was critically injured during the operation in Haji Naka forest area of Kupwara near the LoC in Kashmir in November 2015 and succumbed at a hospital.last_img read more

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar, Mehbooba Mufti slam renaming spree

first_imgUttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister and Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president Om Prakash Rajbhar has criticised the BJP for its renaming spree, saying it was only a drama to distract the backward and oppressed voices from demanding their rights.He suggested that the BJP should change the names of its prominent Muslim leaders, Mohsin Raza, Shahnawaz Hussain and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, before renaming cities with Mughal legacy. He said the contribution of Muslims to India was immense. “Shall we discard the Grand Trunk Road? Who built the Red Fort? And Taj Mahal,” asked Mr. Rajbhar.Joining in the criticism, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti said renaming places was a way of telling “Muslims they don’t belong here.” She tweeted that it was an “attempt to demolish the idea of India we grew up with.”Historian S. Irfan Habib said the demand to change the name of Muzaffarnagar to Laxminagar was “blatantly communal”. “No one changed the name before, it was established in 1633 by Syed Muzaffar Khan, a noble in Shahjahan’ time. The demand is being made [by] Sangeet Som, accused in the riots,” he tweeted.“It’s an assault on the country’s composite Ganga Jamuna culture & trying to tell Muslims they don’t belong here. But be sure it is as much my country as yours. We are just not going anywhere. “last_img read more

Seven poachers held in Assam

first_imgA team Assam Forest Department and police officers on Friday night arrested seven people in the Kohora area of Kaziranga National Park and recovered a large quantity of tiger skin and body parts from them.Kaziranga officials said two persons were first arrested after a vehicle, based on intelligence inputs, was intercepted on the highway along the national park earlier in the day. Some wildlife body parts were found in the vehicle.The duo led the sleuths to the house of one Dilip Singh at Kohora. A raid yielded more tiger bones and skin there and five more persons involved in smuggling animal body parts were arrested.The arrested seven admitted to having killed a tiger at Anjukpani on the southern edge of Kaziranga. “They were in the process of selling the animal body parts to traffickers when they were caught,” Rohini Ballave Saikia, Divisional Forest Officer of KNP, said.last_img read more

Spike in swine flu cases in Gujarat; toll rises to 79

first_imgThe number of swine flu cases in Gujarat continue to grow. More than 2,000 people have tested positive for the H1N1 virus since January 1 and 79 persons have succumbed to it. About 727 persons are undergoing treatment in various hospitals across the State. According to a Gujarat Health Department release, four persons died on Thursday, taking the toll to 79 while as many as 118 new cases were registered across the State.“Since January 1, 1,497 people have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospitals in the State,” the release said.“Gujarat is among the worst affected States due to higher number of cases and mortality,” a State government official said.PIL spurs actionOn Tuesday, the Gujarat High Court directed the State government to form a high-level committee comprising bureaucrats and health department staff to plan and take necessary measures for the control of swine flu, which has spread wide as cases have been reported from across the State.The direction came from the division bench of Acting Chief Justice A.S. Dave and Justice Biren Vaishnav in response to a public interest litigation (PIL) pointing out the poor state of infrastructure in government-run hospitals for the detection and treatment of swine flu.Earlier, owing to rising cases of swine flu and resultant deaths in Gujarat, the Union Health Ministry had sent a team to assess the situation and assist the State in strengthening its response mechanism to contain the viral influenza.Centre’s advisory on preparednessThe Union Ministry has also issued an advisory for preparedness to tackle the seasonal influenza. The Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) and its State units have enhanced the surveillance for Influenza like Illness (ILI) and Severe Acute Respiratory Infections (SARI).Further, the Drug Controller General of India has been asked to coordinate with drug manufacturers and monitor the availability of Oseltamivir – the drug recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization) – in various States.last_img read more

Mathura votes with unemployment, development and Modi on its minds

first_imgFrom unemployment among the youth and lack of development on one side to nationalism and making sure Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains his post on the other, Mathura voters were split on the issues that were foremost on their minds as they cast their votes in the Lok Sabha elections on April 18.Part of phase two of polling for Lok Sabha elections, Mathura saw a fight between the incumbent, actor-turned-BJP leader Hema Malini, the Rashtriya Lok Dal-Bahujan Samaj Party-Samajwadi Party alliance’s candidate, Kunwar Narendra Singh, and the Congress’ Mahesh Pathak.Ms. Malini had defeated RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary, the sitting MP at that time, by a margin of 3,30,743 votes in 2014. This time, many voters questioned her track record over the past five years.Among those lining up to cast their votes early morning in Diwana Kalan village in Mathura, Jitender Chauhan, a farmer, said: “I’ve never seen Hema Malini in Mathura. She just drove past our villages, we heard. As for the BJP, their promises have turned out to be lies”.Another voter at the village, Anita, a self-employed tailor, said the benefits of many of the BJP government’s schemes had not reached people like her. “We haven’t got money to build toilets or homes. Forget about latrines, we did not even get the cooking gas cylinders promised,” she said.Problem of unemploymentFor many young voters in the constituency, the problem of unemployment was urgent.Chand Prakash said he had been forced to take tuition classes off and on and help his family with farming after failing to get a teaching job, having completed a Bachelor’s in Education (B.Ed) in 2015.“Whether it is the Modi government or the Yogi government in U.P., there has hardly been any hiring. And when some vacancies do come up, the government officials demand money to give the job. How can we afford that,” he asked.In the heart of town, however, supporters of the BJP said their vote was to make Mr. Modi Prime Minister.Dilip Chaturvedi, a priest at the Krishna Janambhoomi temple, said: “The biggest achievement in five years is that that Hindus are raising their head high.”Guddu Chaudhary, a taxi driver, added: “We are very happy with Hemaji. People are supporting the BJP to make Modi the PM.”last_img read more

Yasin Malik seriously ill in NIA custody, says family

first_imgThe family of Yasin Malik, chief of the banned Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), said on Saturday that the 53-year-old separatist leader “is seriously ill in the custody of the National Investigation Agency.”The news sparked a spontaneous shutdown at Maisuma in Lal Chowk.“We were not allowed to meet Mr. Malik in the past 10 days. On Saturday, the lawyer came to know that Mr. Malik was seriously ill. He has been on a hunger strike since April 16 in protest against his illegal detention by the NIA. We fear for his life,” Mr. Malik’s sister said here.JKLF spokesman Muhammad Rafiq Dar said Mr. Malik was shifted to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi.Protest in Pakistan“The JKLF will hold a two-day hunger strike camp in Islamabad, Pakistan, against this repressive Indian approach and a five-day dharna in front of the Indian Embassy in London. We condemn the inhuman and ill-treatment [of Mr. Malik]. India will face serious consequences in case of any eventuality,” Mr. Dar said.A spokesman for the separatist amalgam Joint Resistance Leadership, comprising Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, said: “It was the responsibility of the government of India to ensure his treatment, well-being and safety.”The NIA got 13-day custody of Mr. Malik on April 10 in a terror-funding case. Earlier, Mr. Malik, booked under the Public Safety Act on March 7, was brought from Kot Bhalwal Jail, Jammu, to Tihar Jail, Delhi. He will now be produced at the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi, on April 22.last_img read more

Video: Floor Sensors Could Save Elderly From Falls

first_imgCHICAGO, ILLINOIS—Falls are the leading cause of injury for older adults, causing more than 20,000 deaths a year in the United States alone. Now, a team of researchers is using the same technology found in smartphone touch screens to detect these dangerous tumbles as soon as they happen. To accomplish this, the researchers embedded long sheets of flexible padding with so-called capacitive sensors. The sensors detect when a person walks or lies nearby, even when conventional flooring is installed on top. This information is wirelessly beamed to a computer, which crunches the data looking for evidence of a fall. If the system, called SensFloor, senses something is amiss, it automatically calls for help (as in the video above). The technology has already found use in a French nursing home where it detected 28 falls in 4 months, a member of the team reported here today at the annual meeting of AAAS, which publishes Science. According to the nurses at the home, one of the falls involved a patient who fell and was hidden from view behind her bed. The nurses say without the system it would have taken much longer to realize something was wrong. While existing thermal camera systems are much cheaper than the capacitive floor sensors, the team says its system provides a better sense of privacy and works even when furniture is moved around. The researchers say the same technology could be used outside the assisted living community, including home security monitoring and customer tracking in stores.See more of our coverage from AAAS 2014.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more