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first_imgSalary sacrifice arrangements are very simple, highly effective and potentially beneficial to both employee and employer. It is almost too good to be true.At the heart of a salary sacrifice arrangement is an agreement between an employer and an employee to change the terms of the employment contract to reduce the employee’s entitlement to cash pay. This sacrifice of cash entitlement is usually made in return for some form of non-cash benefit such as more holidays, a better car or enhanced health insurance.Salary sacrifice can be financially beneficial for both employer and employee. For example, when part of an employee’s remuneration shifts from cash, on which tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) are due, to non-cash benefits that are wholly or partially exempt from NICs, both sides can be better off.While simple in principle, and capable of being changed, suitable documentation is required. If an employee wants to opt in or out of a salary sacrifice arrangement, their employer must alter their contract with each change. Employees’ contracts must be clear on what their cash and non-cash entitlements are and, once the entitlements are clear, it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that they pay and deduct the right amount of tax and NICs for cash and benefits.Following the significant increase in salary sacrifice arrangements over the years, the government is becoming concerned about the potential loss of NICs. Concerns were raised in the Summer Budget, and the government announced in the Autumn Statement 2015 that it was launching consultation among employers, which seems likely to form part of a wider evidence-gathering process on the use of salary sacrifice.At present, there is no clear indication as to which way the Treasury is likely to move. With the prospect that income tax and NIC maybe harmonised in the foreseeable future, it is unlikely that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will remove any of the tax advantages from salary sacrifice.However, HMRC is almost certain to take a tougher approach to ensuring that every detail of salary sacrifice schemes is implemented correctly, whether or not the harmonisation of income tax and NIC actually happens. Employer failures in implementation may mean that what looks too good to be true is proved by HMRC to be just that.George Bull is senior tax partner at RSM UK Tax and Accountinglast_img read more

first_img Email News The Hollywood Reporter’s Composer Roundtable featured GRAMMY-winning masters and newcomers who discovered the musical approaches they share in commonPhilip MerrillGRAMMYs Nov 20, 2017 – 5:52 pm The half-dozen film composers brought together by The Hollywood Reporter for their Composer Roundtable, the latest in their Roundtables Series, discussed a fascinating topic: what it’s like to create a musical reality that can transport audiences into the worlds of cinema.The roundtable comprised GRAMMY winners Michael Giacchino and Alexandre Desplat, GRAMMY nominee Philip Glass, Carter Burwell, Daniel Pemberton, and Tamar-kali.”[Music is] like anything else in art. It’s going to trigger an emotional response,” began Giacchino. But then he noted the paradox of music’s power, saying that “sometimes in order to feel something, you need the absence of music first.”The musicality of his upcoming Pixar film Coco is so effective that the GRAMMY Music Education Coalition has launched in conjunction with it.Discussing what it was like to score her first project ever, the 2017 film Mudbound, Tamar-kali said almost everything flowed as she scrambled to pull together 40 minutes of final music in four weeks. The exception was a difficult cue for a climactic, violent scene. To bring her own honest emotional response to the challenge, she played along with the scene again and again until she knew she had it right. Finding that kind of authentic connection within themselves is part of the art of transporting an audience.Tamar-kali also made an important observation about avoiding a “numbers game” while trying to correct the gender imbalance in Hollywood hiring.”Before you can get more [women], you have to find out what exists. So there needs to be a shift in culture,” said Tamar-kali. “Horizons need to be expanded. How can you hire more women if you don’t even know who the women composers or directors are?”Another issue discussed during the event was how to communicate about music with professionals who live for film. Glass admitted that he enjoys being able to do anything he wants while writing opera but he acts more like a guest in someone else’s home when writing soundtracks.”It’s a different vocabulary, words, grammar, everything,” agreed Desplat. “You have to know what cinema is about. We’re part of this collective artwork.”In Desplat’s case that led to GRAMMY wins for The Grand Budapest Hotel and The King’s Speech.’Score’: Soundtracks take us on an emotional rideRead more Composer Roundtable On The Art Of The Film Soundtrack Composers Connect Us To The World Of Film composer-roundtable-art-film-soundtrack Twitter Facebook last_img read more

first_imgSalman Khan, Katrina Kaif in BharatYouTube ScreenshotSalman Khan is extremely confident not just about the content of his upcoming movie Bharat, but also on the work done by his co-actress Katrina Kaif in it. So much so that the superstar feels Katrina will bag a national award for her performance in the film.At a recent song launch event of Bharat, Salman could not stop praising his co-actress’ work in the film. He is so impressed by her that he went on to say that Katrina will definitely get national award for it.”Katrina will get national award for this film,” he said at the event. When the reporter and Katrina laughed on it, he added,” Seriously. You will see. She is so good in the film, and she has worked so hard in it. So, it is certain that if anyone would get national award, it will be Katrina only”.At the same event, Salman also praised Sunil Grover saying that he is one of the most talented actors he ever came across. Apart from Salman, Katrina and Sunil, the film also features Disha Patani in a key role.Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat is one of the most awaited films of this year like most other movies of Salman. The superstar will be seen in multiple avatars in the flick, including that of a 70-year-old man. It is slated to be released on June 5.last_img read more

first_imgEmami on Wednesday reported first quarter earnings for the financial year 2016-17. The FMCG company’s consolidated net profit in the June quarter fell about 35 percent to Rs. 56.6 crore when compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.Emami’s earnings were impacted by higher finance, taxes and lower other income even though the company fared better on revenues and operational growth front, as disclosed in its regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.Shares of Emami closed at Rs. 1,148 on Wednesday, up 0.72 percent from their previous close on the BSE.The Kolkata-based firm’s total income from operations grew about 20 percent to Rs. 644.4 crore during the April-June quarter in the present financial year, when compared to Rs. 537.2 crore during the corresponding quarter in the previous fiscal.The company’s EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) rose by 49 percent year-on-year to Rs. 147.2 crore for the quarter that ended on June 30, 2016. Other income of the company during the quarter declined about 72.8 percent to Rs. 5.08 crore, Emami said in its regulatory filing.”Robust business plan and efficient cost management have helped us to meet the challenging environment to achieve a good top line growth with heavy margins. Most of our power brands including new launches like HE Deodorants, Navratna i-Cool talc, Navratna Almond Cool Oil, Emami 7 oils-in-one and Fair and Handsome face wash have performed well,” Harsha V. Agarwal, director, said in a statement.Emami is one of the fastest growing FMCG firms in India which covers more than 40 lakh retail outlets through a distribution network of 2,900 distributors across the country.last_img read more

first_imgIf you’re having a difficult enough time believing that Duke Nukem Forever is actually going to come out, much less be released later this year, the news that Gearbox and 2K Games have unveiled a very special collector’s edition of the game will be even more difficult to swallow. The Duke Nukem Forever “Balls of Steel” Edition was announced first over at the First Access Club this morning and currently only members of the club have pre-order rights. Pre-orders for the general public haven’t been opened just yet. The Balls of Steel edition will set you back $99.99 retail price, about $50 more than the regular game, but for your added cash you’ll pick up a ton of Duke Nukem related loot. The package includes a certificate of authenticity, a Duke Nukem comic book, stickers and paper craft, Duke Nukem poker chips, a deck of cards, a set of dice with the radioactive emblem on them, Duke Nukem postcards, a 100-page hardcover book chronicling the story of the game over the past decade or so and concept art, a copy of the game, and what must be the biggest trophy: a bust of Duke Nukem himself, in all his glory. When the collector’s edition is available for the public to pre-order, it will be a GameStop and Amazon exclusive, so you’ll have to act quickly before they sell out. [via Forbes]last_img read more

first_imgA depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are color-coded in pink, orange, purple and yellow. Credit: NHGRI © 2018 Phys.org Citation: Should the police be allowed to use genetic information in public databases to track down criminals? (2018, June 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-06-police-genetic-databases-track-criminals.html 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. How cops used a public genealogy database in the Golden State Killer case Journal information: Sciencecenter_img A trio of concerned citizens from the University of Baltimore and Baylor College of Medicine has published a Policy Forum piece in the journal Science surrounding the issue of law enforcement using genetic information in public databases to pursue criminals. In their paper, Natalie Ram, Christi Guerrini and Amy McGuire highlight the issues involved and offer some suggestions regarding how the issue might best be handled. More information: Natalie Ram et al. Genealogy databases and the future of criminal investigation, Science (2018). DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1083SummaryThe 24 April 2018 arrest of Joseph James DeAngelo as the alleged Golden State Killer, suspected of more than a dozen murders and 50 rapes in California, has raised serious societal questions related to personal privacy. The break in the case came when investigators compared DNA recovered from victims and crime scenes to other DNA profiles searchable in a free genealogical database called GEDmatch. This presents a different situation from the analysis of DNA of individuals arrested or convicted of certain crimes, which has been collected in the U.S. National DNA Index System (NDIS) for forensic purposes since 1989. The search of a nonforensic database for law enforcement purposes has caught public attention, with many wondering how common such searches are, whether they are legal, and what consumers can do to protect themselves and their families from prying police eyes. Investigators are already rushing to make similar searches of GEDmatch in other cases, making ethical and legal inquiry into such use urgent. Explore further The case of police arresting a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer made headlines recently, partly because of the notoriety of the case and partly because of the way the case was cracked. The police compared DNA samples taken from crime scenes with those in a public database and found a close match—someone who was related to the suspect. Further work allowed them to narrow their search down to the man who was arrested. While most people likely received the news of a serial killer’s capture as good news, others were also concerned about how it happened. This led to questions about the privacy of data in public databases—such as whether the police should be allowed to use such data to search for a suspect.The authors point out that there is no law forbidding what the police did—the genetic profiles came from people who willingly and of their own accord gave up their DNA data. But should there be? If you send a swab to Ancestry.com, for example, should the genetic profile they create be off-limits to anyone but you and them? It is doubtful that many who take such actions fully consider the ways in which their profile might be used. Most such companies routinely sell their data to pharmaceutical companies or others looking to use the data to make a profit, for example. Should they also be compelled to give up such data due to a court order? The authors suggest that if the public wants their DNA information to remain private, they need to contact their representatives and demand that legislation that lays out specific rules for data housed in public databases.last_img read more

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer 2 min read It seems that there is no consensus about how much longer we’ll be stuck with winter. Punxsutawney Phil did see his shadow — ostensibly predicting six more weeks of winter — while the less alliteratively named Staten Island Chuck did not.Now, predictions are a tricky business, but it seems that we’re going to continue to deal with precipitation and chilly temperatures at least for the time being, and that means travel delays, especially for flights.Google might be a little bit more adept at attempting to see the future than a groundhog. The search giant said that an update of its Google Flights app is making it possible to predict whether your flight will be delayed, even before the airlines figure it out.Related: Emotional Support Peacock Rejected to Fly by United Airlines”Flights already shows delays, and now we’re sharing reasons for those delays and delay predictions too,” the company explained in a blog post. “Using historic flight status data, our machine learning algorithms can predict some delays even when this information isn’t available from airlines yet — and delays are only flagged when we’re at least 80 percent confident in the prediction.”The company doesn’t suggest relying solely on Google Flights to decide whether you should go to the airport or not as things can always change, but at least you’ll have a sense of how long you’re going to potentially be stuck in the terminal. February 2, 2018center_img Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Nowlast_img read more

first_img Feature | Information Technology | June 27, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr Smart Algorithm Extracts Data from Radiology Reports Radiology reports may contain information essential to figuring out a patient’s condition. read more News | Enterprise Imaging | July 29, 2019 Philips Announces 10-year Enterprise Informatics Agreement With Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy Philips and Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire (CHRU) de Nancy, a leading academic hospital in the Grand Est… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more News | PACS | July 02, 2019 Laurel Bridge and 3M M*Modal Partner to Improve DICOM Structured Reporting July 2, 2019 — Laurel Bridge Software announced an expanded relationship with 3M M*Modal, a provider of clinical docu read more News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more News | PACS | May 11, 2016 Aycan and medQ Celebrate 20th Anniversaries Joint RIS/PACS solution provides turnkey installation and streamlined image viewing and storage Technology | Enterprise Imaging | July 05, 2019 Hyland Healthcare Adds ImageNext Imaging Workflow Optimizer to Enterprise Imaging Suite Hyland Healthcare is launching ImageNext, a vendor-neutral imaging workflow optimizer that combines intelligent imaging… read more News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 02, 2019 Konica Minolta Healthcare Partners With DiA Imaging Analysis for AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. to expand analysis capabilities of… read more News | PACS | June 26, 2019 Mini-PACS Solution for Image Management and Workflow Optimization ImageGrid Mini is a feature-rich, reliable and cost-effective image management and workflow optimization solution, pr read more Related Content News | Enterprise Imaging | June 27, 2019 Ambra Health Announces Integration With Box Ambra Health announced an integration with Box to enable the sharing of medical imaging directly from within Box’s… read more May 11, 2016 — aycan and business partner medQ, each celebrate 20-year anniversaries this month. Their partnership led to the creation of their joint solution, aycan workflow, a fully integrated radiology information system (RIS)/picture archiving and communication system (PACS) solution that provides a turnkey end-to-end digital imaging and patient management system.The system is comprised of aycan’s PACS and medQ’s RIS enterprise technology. The integrated components work in perfect concert with each other, eliminating the need and issues associated with a multi-vendor solution.  The solution is ideal for imaging centers and small hospitals that need to quickly and cost-efficiently deliver radiology imaging services to their customers.Outside of a complete turnkey installation, other key productivity benefits of the system include: a RIS-driven workflow with full order entry and work lists for front office staff and technologists; easily accessible complete patient histories; seamless linking from the reading work list to the viewer; local cache preloading of image data on the workstation for quick access without network latency; report dictation options definable by the user (voice recognition or transcription-based); report macros with manual and automatic pre-population options; and fully automated report distribution options (fax, secure email, HL7 and DICOM PDF).As part of the aycan workflow solution, aycan also offers immediate live customer service and support.For more information: www.aycan.com, www.medq.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享last_img read more

first_imgIntel has introduced microcode updates for mitigating the recently disclosed speculative execution vulnerabilities known as ‘Foreshadow’ a.k.a the L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). These microcode patches were supposed to handle various side-channel and timing attacks. A new license term applied to the new microcode is as follows: You will not, and will not allow any third party to (i) use, copy, distribute, sell or offer to sell the Software or associated documentation; (ii) modify, adapt, enhance, disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer, change or create derivative works from the Software except and only to the extent as specifically required by mandatory applicable laws or any applicable third party license terms accompanying the Software; (iii) use or make the Software available for the use or benefit of third parties; or (iv) use the Software on Your products other than those that include the Intel hardware product(s), platform(s), or software identified in the Software; or (v) publish or provide any Software benchmark or comparison test results. However, this was not very well received by the public. Let’s find out why. Issues in the Security Patches The security fixes introduced apparently slow down Intel processors. Intel could very well be facing a backlash from the public on this. Imagine companies that run huge server farms or provide cloud services having to face a significant 5-10% speed reduction in their server. Security and reputation, both would be at stake. Another dilemma is whether the customer should install the fix or not. Many computer users don’t allow outside or unprivileged users to run on their CPUs the way a cloud or hosting company does. For them, the slowdown incurred by installing the fix is unnecessary. Through its license, Intel has now attempted to gag anyone who would collect information for reporting about speed loss incurred penalties. Bad move. When in reality, it should have focussed on ways to handle security problems by owning up to the damage and publish mitigations. This clause of the license just hides how they are damaged. By Silencing free speech of those who would merely publish benchmarks is bad ethics . Intel’s decision to include this clause in the license also gained attention by many big names in the tech industry. The Register reported on Tuesday that Linux distro Debian decided to withhold packages containing the microcode security fix over concerns about its license. After this, open-source pioneer Bruce Perens called out Intel for trying to “gag”  netizens. Here is what Lucas Holt, MidnightBSD project lead, had to say in a tweet. Source: Twitter.com Terms of the License stand re-written To save further confusion and chaos of the masses, Intel has backtracked on the license for its latest microcode update after the previous wording outlawed public benchmarking of the chips. The reworked license no longer prohibits benchmarking. In an announcement via Twitter, Imad Sousou, corporate VP and general manager of Intel Open Source Technology Center, on Thursday said: “We have simplified the Intel license to make it easier to distribute CPU microcode updates and posted the new version here. As an active member of the open source community, we continue to welcome all feedback and thank the community.” While Intel could have faced major trust issues not only from their dedicated users, it managed to re-trace its steps just in time. It’s about time Intel starts taking responsibility of its own machines. Hopefully, the company thinks twice before introducing any other changes that could lead to a backlash. You can read all about the origins of the discussion on Bruce Perens blog. Read Next Intel acquires Vertex.ai to join it under their artificial intelligence unit Defending Democracy Program: How Microsoft is taking steps to curb cybersecurity threats to democracy Microsoft claims it halted Russian spearphishing cyberattackslast_img read more

first_img Women dressed as the characters from “The Handmaid’s Tale,” Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel that is now a popular TV series. Via Twitter / @marimodoavion Isn’t it more important to highlight the fact that so many women came out, some of them with their daughters, their brothers, boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends, pets, to ask for a better life? They went out there in remembrance of the more than 300 girls who have been the victims of femicide in the last decade. Yes, that’s only in Costa Rica.They marched for the girls who were raped, abused, bullied, hit, or threatened. And for the ones who, unfortunately, will suffer through that in the future. Girls like you, girls like me. Girls who just want to live every day without worrying about what’s going to happen to them next. To all those who think we’re lazy, ridiculous or overreacting: I’m sorry you feel that way, but I’m not sorry about our movement. We will keep going until we get what we want. That’s what girls do. We couldn’t care less about how you feel about it.To our supporters: thank you. Thank you for all you do. The fight is far from over, but love and justice will always prevail. The gathering of people around the Legislative Assembly at the Women’s March on March 8. Via Twitter / @MongePapauli By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s Day. And let me tell you: it was amazing.Here’s the thing. To my dismay, because I’m a journalism student, most of the talk has only portrayed one side of it all: the vandalism. You probably read or heard about it, or saw some Facebook posts. Maybe you even fought with somebody about it. It’s the only thing people are highlighting, and I honestly don’t understand why. The sign reads: “Women for the right to decide.” Via Twitter / @marimodoavion Facebook Comments I’ll give you an easy example: there have been four femicides in 2018, according to data from the Observatory on Gender Violence against Women and Access to Justice. Imagine if someone said those four men who killed those women defined the rest of the male Costa Rican population. It makes absolutely no sense, right? That’s exactly why that group of five people does not define the rest of us.Let me tell you what does define us: The fight for love, first of all. The fight for fundamental rights. The fight to have a choice over our mind and bodies. The fight to be able to follow our dreams. The fight for our daughters, nieces or cousins to be born into a world where girls don’t have to be scared anymore. The fight for equality. The fight for life – for a good life.center_img The 2018 Women’s March sign reads: “On my way home I want to be free, not courageous.” Via Twitter / @en_velcro Paula Alvarez is a journalism student in San José, Costa Rica. She thanks the Twitter users @en_velcro, @MongePapauli and @marimodoavion, who shared their images of the march with her for this op-ed. The sign reads: “We are the cry of the women who are not here.” Via Twitter / @en_velcro PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica Related posts:January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins PHOTOS: ‘There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico’ Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead Government condemns graffiti on church walls in Costa Rica Nobody seems to say that this march was about love and support. Nobody talks about how people who had never met before were hugging, talking and dancing together, posing for pictures. Why don’t people care about these wonderful things? At a time like this, it’s just what we need: love. Lots and lots and lots of love.And before you even think of coming at me because of what I said about the vandalism: I was raised Catholic. I am a Catholic. I pray and go to church. In no way am I supporting this tiny group – because it really was tiny, just five people – that thought putting graffiti on churches and other buildings was the best way to act. It wasn’t. But those scribbles in those walls do not define the movement. They don’t define the rest of us.We don’t want to spread hate. We want love to rule the world.last_img read more

first_imgWhisenhunt Says Mindset is the Difference With BeanieEveryone can agree that Chris “Beanie” Wells looks like adifferent running back this year. In eleven weeks he has849 yards on 181 attempts, and he’s averaging 4.7 yardsper carry with eight touchdowns. He’s running like a manpossessed…something we didn’t see from Wells last season. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks the mental and physicalaspects of the game go hand-in-hand for Wells. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away “There’s no question last year that he was dealing somethings physically, but I think with any player there’sgotta be a way you go about this business. You understandit’s a long season. It’s no reflection on Beanie sayingthat he’s not tough or he is tough, it’s reallyunderstanding what you have to do.”Wells set a new franchise rushing record in the win overthe Rams last Sunday. He ran for 228 yards and a touchdownon 27 carries. Beanie said he did have a different mindset going intothis season when he knew he was “the guy.”“Absolutely. Cause the coaches kind of put a sense ofresponsibility on you and I took it this year and ranwith.”We’ll see if Beanie can help his team this week withanother solid run game against the Cowboys and take somepressure off the passing game. Kevin Kolb is just comingback from injury and a Cowboys’ pass rush that just won’tquit. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’center_img Comments   Share   Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

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‘This junglee?’ So I am very fortunate to have this man with me” Twinkle said Watch |Twinkle Khanna: Being A Feminist Equated With Being A Satanist Or A Justin Bieber Fan Akshay Kumar along with Twinkle’s mother Dimple Kapadia Alia Bhatt Ranbir Kapoor filmmakers R Balki Homi Adjani and actress Sonali Bendre were also present at the event For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Published: October 16 2017 5:38 pm Harry Kane has been in great goal scoring form (Source: Reuters) Top News Tottenham Hotspur are close to competing at the same level of European champions Real Madrid thanks to the prolific form of Harry Kane the London club’s forward Fernando Llorente said on Monday ahead of their Champions League clash England striker Kane leads the scoring charts in Europe’s elite competition with five goals in Spurs’ games against Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia one more than Cristiano Ronaldo Kane has also six strikes in the Premier League and has scored 13 times in his last nine matches for club and country but the acid test will come against Real at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday “We have great players who are capable of playing very good football and we have Harry Kane who at the moment is turning everything he touches into a goal” Spaniard Llorente said in an interview with Marca newspaper “There isn’t a great deal of difference among the top teams in Europe and I’d count Tottenham among them” Real have flattered to deceive in La Liga this season as they bid to defend the Spanish title for the first time since 2008 dropping points in four of their eight games but like Spurs they have won both Champions League matches convincingly beating APOEL and Dortmund They sit third in the domestic standings five points behind leaders Barcelona and scraped an unconvincing 2-1 win at Getafe on Saturday thanks to a late strike from Ronaldo Llorente who helped Juventus knock Madrid out of the 2014-15 Champions League semi-finals recognised that Zidane’s side are one of the top teams in the world but he believes Spurs can still find chinks in their armour “You have to keep their best players under control you can’t just try and take the ball off them because they are much better in possession now and when they don’t have it they are still very dangerous on the counter-attack” added Llorente who has also played for Athletic Bilbao Sevilla Swansea City and the Spanish national team “Madrid can kill you off easily because they have more quality and are more effective than most teams but they always give you a chance” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Navjeevan Gopal | Chandigarh | Published: September 20 2017 1:19 am In rest of the six cases the commission has either recommended that further investigation be done or challan be presented in the court All the four cases where commission recommended action against policemen and complainants were registered against one accused Mehar Singh who was acquitted in all the four cases (Representational Image) Top News The attempt to murder case against Congress MLA from Rampura Phul Gurpreet Kangar is among the 47 cases identified as “false cases” filed due to “vendetta” in the second interim report of Justice (retd) Mehtab Singh Gill Commission The panel was formed to probe “false cases” registered during the ten-year tenure of the previous SAD-BJP government in Punjab The report was submitted to Chief Minister on Tuesday The commission has also recommended departmental action against one DSP and four other policemen “Challan has been presented in the court Case found to be false on account of political vendetta Inquiry officer directed to approach the District Attorney (Nodal Officer) for cancellation of the FIR after taking appropriate orders from the court” the Commission observed while referring to the case against Kangar in which he was booked for attempt to murder and other offences at Dialpura police station in Bathinda district on January 11 2012 Out of the 47 cases in which final report under section 173 CrPC has not been filed or the accused have been acquitted identified as “false” the commission recommended cancellation of FIRs in as many as 37 cases In four cases where the the courts acquitted the accused the commission recommended that the accused be compensated by the investigating officers and action be taken against the first informants in the case In rest of the six cases the commission has either recommended that further investigation be done or challan be presented in the court All the four cases where commission recommended action against policemen and complainants were registered against one accused Mehar Singh who was acquitted in all the four cases In his submissions to the commission Mehar Singh had made a former Akali minister as party in two of the cases However the commission did not refer to the leader in its order “It appeared that the (Akali) leader was made the party only to sensationalise the case The commission did not summon him nor there is any mention of the leader in the order” said Justice (retd) Mehtab Singh Gill In one of the four cases where an NDPS Act case registered at Sadar police station in Ferozepur district in May 2008 the commission recommended that adequate compensation to the accused applicant be recovered from Inspector Sarabjit Singh the investigating officer and action be taken against DSP Jasvir Singh and Sub-Inspector Atma Singh and prosecution witness in the case The panel also dismissed 59 complaints as being frivolous and not meriting consideration as they related to personal civil disputes ranging from matrimonial to property and did not fall into its jurisdiction In all the commission examined 106 cases in the second interim report Earlier on August 23 the panel had submitted its first interim report where it had examined 178 cases and found about 70 per cent of the cases to be “false” At the end of the cut off date fixed to receive applications the commission had received as many as 4194 complaints with applicants alleging “false cases” After coming to power in Punjab Amarinder Singh government had appointed the commission on April 5 2017 and it was entrusted the task to investigate the alleged false cases/FIRs registered during the erstwhile Badal regime Former District and Sessions Judge B S Mehandiratta is a member of the commission For all the latest Chandigarh News download Indian Express App More Top NewsUpdated: January 9 2014 9:45 pm Related News Ashoka Mody and Michael Walton In the long runit is democracy that must be leveraged for social and economic progress As a despondent year endsthere appear rays of hope A healing world economy should help economic growth pick up At homea new Central government can only be better than the current one And in Delhithe democratic revolt against the daily humiliation of corruption could be the harbinger of more sweeping change But the challenges economic and political are great GDP growth has slipped below 5 per cent a year a critical threshold Harvard economists Lant Pritchett and Larry Summers report that countries rarely grow much faster than the world economy for extended periods They suggest that India could enter a phase with GDP growth stuck in the 3 to 5 per cent a year range Maintaining prolonged high growth rates is unusual because it requires uninterrupted forward-looking investment in infrastructureeducationand economic and social governance The few countries that have broken free from regular relapses into low growthmostly in East Asiahave worked hard to ensure such investment Chinawhich Pritchett and Summers say faces the same risk as Indiahas bucked this tendency by continually investing in its future Its world-class infrastructure is much admired TodayChina is staking a claim to the 21st century based on the quality of its human capital Shanghaia city of over 20 millionwas at the top of the OECDs 2012 Programme of International Student Assessment of 15-year-olds (PISA) in mathsscience and readinggiving its students a two-and-a-half year educational lead over American peers Recent studies show that the cognitive skills being imparted by Chinese schools are robust predictors of GDP growth China is racing ahead in R&D investment and the number of patents that the Chinese register in the US has increased from virtually nothing 20 years ago to almost on par with France MeanwhileIndia has transitioned from promise to hubris and now to dejection The logjam in infrastructure development has turned endemic Even more serious is the dismal quality of education While political parties see some value in providing better and cheaper infrastructure servicesthe rhetoric on education has only rarely been followed by effective action Two of Indias better statesHimachal Pradesh and Tamil Naduparticipated in the same PISA test in 2009; they competed for last place with Kyrgyzstan Despite progressthere remain formidable gaps in the quality of primary educationthe essential base for all subsequent learning Thusnotwithstanding heartwarming anecdotes of Indian educational and scientific successthe cold macro reality is that India is competing itself out of the global marketplace At the low-tech endIndian products are unable to compete with other low-wage countries; at the high endour human capital and infrastructure fall short At homemany Indian producers have ceded ground to Chinese manufactured imports At such momentswe turn with hope to new leadership Surely a new prime ministera new finance minister will turn things around The drumbeat for a more business-friendly leader has gained steady momentum Not just business-friendlybut one who can get things done Indeedthe lesson often drawn from Chinese success is that India needs more authoritarian leadership presidential governmentperhaps This is saviour fantasy and bound to disappoint It draws the wrong lesson from Chinaand India is not China The right lesson from China is that lessnot morecentral control is needed Chinese local governments have powerful incentives to support growththrough building roads and power plantsencouraging industrial investment and educating their residents This system has its own downsides in excess investmentenvironmental degradation and a hukou system that restricts social and housing services for migrants Neverthelessauthoritarian China paradoxically can be more responsive to the voice of its people more attentivefor exampleto internet chatrooms than democratic India Indians have greater right to protest butfor that very reasonpolitical leaders feel there is little cost in ignoring the protests until matters become intolerable There are no easy fixes All traditional political parties are beholden to a new rent-seeking culture Whereas once rent-seeking focused on licences for manufacturingtoday the focus is on government contracts Politics and economics remain joined at the hip Even populist programmes enrich the well-connected It should not be a surprise that recent growth has come largely from the financial sectortradehotelstransportation and construction These tendencies are precursors of long-term decline The emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) holds more promise than does a national saviour The AAP will most likely not sustain its campaigns economic undertakingsand that may prove to be its undoing But the stranglehold of corruption stands a real chance of being weakened Indias greatest strength and achievement is its democracy And while democracy is messy and may get messierit is democracy that must be leveraged for economic and social progress The international evidence is clear: in the long rungenuine democracy and economic welfare reinforce each other The promise lies not in the AAP scaling up to the national level but in the emergence of AAPs across the country The real promise lies in the possibility of political entrepreneurship and the electorate leading a transformation of politicswhether through insurgent political movements or pressures to reform old parties It lies in the competition for ideas to reset the governance structure India cannot be governed from the Centre Economic reform and effective service delivery will only occur with meaningful political and fiscal decentralisation to state and local governmentssupported by administrative reform This needs to be done under the watchful eyes of local residents who can demand tangible accountability through electoral and direct measures Only then will the space reopen for committed economic entrepreneurship And only then will India make investments for its future Mody is Charles and Marie Robertson Visiting Professor at the Woodrow Wilson SchoolPrinceton University Walton is at the Harvard Kennedy School and Centre for Policy Research For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsPublished: July 18 2014 12:29 am Related News The ongoing military offensive by Israel against innocent Palestinians in Gaza under the guise of annihilating Hamas is a matter of grave concern Like any other independent and sovereign nation Israel has every right to defend its territory and protect its citizens from militant strikes But that right must be exercised without breaching the canons of international law Its use of disproportionate force in response to a barrage of missile strikes by Hamas is unwarranted The international community cannot afford to be a mute spectator to the volatile situation in Gaza considering its negative repercussions on international peace stability and development The creation of an independent homeland for Palestinians which has remained an elusive dream will not only assure them a life of dignity but also an enduring peace in West Asia — M Jeyaram Sholavandan Well begun Apropos of the editorial ‘Fortaleza debut’ (IE July 17) Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s performance and approach to his maiden multilateral conference the BRICS meet has been commendable He did not appear a stranger to the global stage and held forth on various issues involving India’s interests without taking confrontational positions In his meeting with the Chinese president on the margins of the BRICS meet Modi asserted greater economic cooperation while firmly stressing the need for resolving the border dispute In all a good beginning on the international front — MC Joshi Lucknow Trent Bridge spat Test cricket has become a battle of nerves and friction between the two sides during the match is part and parcel of the sport There is stiff competition which makes the task of field umpires and the match referee difficult The spat between Ravindra Jadeja and J Anderson is one such incident However it has been blown out of proportion Such confrontation spoils the show and the resultant atmosphere in the field surely cannot be healthy — CK Subramaniam Navi Mumbai Tripping on GST This refers to the report ‘GST stuck ministers’ panel plans seventh study trip abroad’ (IE July 17) It is astonishing to learn that the empowered committee of state finance ministers is all set to embark on yet another foreign trip to China and Russia next month to “study” the vexed issue of GST One fails to understand the rationale behind undertaking GST-related “study” trips to various countries to understand their models Can the Centre list out the lessons learned so far from the visits of earlier committees Since there has thus far been no ‘unanimity’ among the state finance ministers over its implementation will it not be useless and imprudent to go on another foreign jaunt at this stage — SK Gupta Panchkula For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Arushi Jain | New Delhi | Updated: February 24 2017 9:39 am Kangana Ranaut requested Karan Johar to write a chapter on Nepotism in her biopic Related News It looks like Rangoon’s Jaanbaaz Julia Kangana Ranaut is living up to the title of her character in real life too The bold and beautiful actor refuses to live by industry conventions and her frank statements about her alleged relationship with Hrithik Roshan was proof When she appeared on Koffee With Karan it was with the same candour and take-no-prisoners approach Though we weren’t expecting any less from the confident actor but little did we know that the Queen actor will take the lead from the moment she will sit on the sassy couch Even Bollywood’s Nawab Saif Ali Khan who accompanied Kangana on the show found his presence futile He was heard saying “What am I even doing on the show” Watch |Kangana Ranaut: Bollywood Not Ready For Women Who Speak Their Mind Without any fear Kangana revealed what she hated about her Rangoon co-stars Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan Talking about Shahid she said that he is a moody person who will look at you like you are a suicide bomber on his bad days And about Saif she hates it when he tries to grab all the attention Not that she gave him a chance to do so on Koffee With Karan As Karan Johar ended his long introductory appreciation speech for the three-time National Award winner Kangana thanked the filmmaker for his kind words and at the same moment reminded him how he mocked her English on the same show She even thanked the host and the filmmaker for making fun of her as it drove her to work on her dialect and prove her mettle in the industry Also read |Kangana Ranaut’s threat to slap Sugandha Mishra comes from years of bullying she took in Bollywood She even mentioned how another ace filmmaker Aditya Chopra called her to his office and took back his own words He told her that he was wrong to predict that Kangana will never make it to the A-listers of Bollywood She said “I was very glad to hear that He didn’t have to do it” WATCH VIDEO | Consider Myself Lucky To Have Worked With Saif Shahid In ‘Rangoon’: Kangana Ranaut The love-hate relationship between the actor-director went a notch higher when Kangana requested Karan to write a chapter on nepotism in her biopic In a very subtle tone the Queen actor said “In my biopic if ever it’s made you’ll play that stereotypical Bollywood biggie who is like you know…very snooty and completely intolerant towards outsiders flag bearer of nepotism the movie mafia” Karan who suffers from verbal diarrohea according to Kangana was left speechless Who would have ever imagined that a small-town girl from Himachal Pradesh would be this courageous to be critically opinionated in an industry which is known for its diplomacy This didn’t end here Unlike her contemporaries who refuse to comment on controversies that take birth on KJo’s show Kangana took a direct shot at the host As Karan tried to twist Alia Bhatt’s comment on her airport looks Kangana explained “Karan is putting words in her (Alia’s) mouth” It appeared as if Kangana was there to show a mirror to Karan Johar Watch| Kangana’s take on love Kangana Ranaut has quite an eccentric take on life and love #KoffeeWithKangana pictwittercom/EI5LStpO9b — Star World (@StarWorldIndia) February 19 2017 The unpretentious lady had no fear to say that she has no interests in working with the Khans Why so Because she wants to work in a film where she is given an equal role and with the Khans that is not possible By saying so Kangana made it very clear that her success in Bollywood will never be driven by any of the Khans Karan Johar whose movies are a spectacular display of wealth asked Kangana whether she’d like to be poor and in love or rich but without love To this Kangana replied “Karan your idea of poverty is very different from mine” Karan’s reaction He could only manage to smile and take the show further Now in an industry where people like to be all sweet and nice in the face of big filmmakers we wonder what’s in store for Kangana after she “attacked” Karan on the national television For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian 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Push for a reaction on the big 80 and he shoots back with witty repartee – ? birthday day girl Twinkle Khanna, The quest for an answer is as mysterious? Directed by Rohit Shetty, I am king. At present,who is on a five day tour to the districts, it created a nice impact.

He is someone who has come from outside the industry and made his mark.said of the 132 cases it has documented,the perpetrators were unidentified gunmen and in the remaining 43 cases, While the strategy brought the party to power in 2007,Pakistan Today,not just because she was the nation’s founder’s daughter but "also because she was one of the few who had witnessed the bloody partition of 1947" The manner in which Pakistani media reported her death it seemed to evoke memories of Jinnah’s death and that Dina’s passing away felt like losing a piece of a historical figure like the "Quaid-i-Azam" The report carried tweets of condolences by various politicians and public figures including one where Pakistan politician Sherry Rehman tweeted: It’s ok to romanticise Dina Wadia as she passes away at 98 We have so little left of Jinnah’s own extraordinary life May she rest in peace pictwittercom/PjZOrTGSnE — SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) November 2 2017 Daily Pakistandetailed her life after her marriage to Neville Wadia and how she began taking "a keen interest inthe management of Bombay Dyeing the textile firm managed by her son Nusli Wadia" However "as she gradually saw the mills giving way to malls and Bombay dying its natural death to pave the way for Mumbai"?” Check out the pictures here.t prepared for the numbing experience when Bhavesh, Jaggi is sitting besides her and he apologises by saying that this sandwich was for him.thoughts of suicide begin to appear in the minds of people.22 calibre bullet leaving the barrel of a gun.

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