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first_img Now Playing Up Next Twitter Videos Articles Christopher Jimerson Because the commentators they have now are so much better? Well, Mauro Renallo is. But the rest…:/At least Jerry Lawler is still with them in some kind of capacity. Long Live The King! Pinterest Now Playing Up Next Jim Ross Defends WWE’s Continued Business Relationship Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ dies December 9, 2016 at 9:07 am Former WWE Wrestler Brian Christopher Dead At 46 WWE Hall of Famer Lita (Amy Dumas) is apparently no longer with WWE.This was confirmed by WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross, who issued the following on Twitter.Apparently I received erroneous info re: @WWE HOFer @AmyDumas still being with @WWE. According to Amy, she’s no longer with the company.— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 7, 2016This comes just a day after reports made the rounds on Tuesday that both Lita and Jerry Lawler had been removed from WWE pre-shows and weekly programming going forward. A statement by WWE confirmed that Lawler remained under a Legends deal with the company. It would appear that was not the case involving Lita.Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipFormer WWE star ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ diesVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:48/Current Time 0:04Loaded: 34.73%0:05Remaining Time -0:44 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 Jamie King Brexit will make UK ‘the greatest place on earth’: Johnson December 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm Now Playing Up Next Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Jim Ross comments on joining AEW, negotiating with Vince McMahon, more WWE celebrates Smackdown’s 20th anniversary on the first episode on FOX on October 4 4 COMMENTS December 8, 2016 at 11:02 am WhatsApp Jerry Lawler Facebook Comments are closed. The Rock Honors Mean Gene Okerlund lol too bad shes pretty hot for an older diva December 8, 2016 at 1:37 am Google+ TheCyberZon I agree although I like Graves. Otunga, Saxton, JBL and Cole all suck WWE Hall of Famer “politely refused” invitation to next Monday’s RAW Reunion Garbage decisions being made by a garbage company. CenaLifelast_img read more

first_imgSan Diego students participate in ‘March For Our Lives’ movement Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom, March 24, 2018 Posted: March 24, 2018 Updated: 6:01 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Students and community members in San Diego County plan to march for gun control today as part of the nationwide “March for Our Lives.”Local rallies will take place in downtown San Diego, Encinitas and Escondido, organizers said — among the more than 800 rallies taking place across the country and in other parts of the world.The three San Diego County events are all set to begin at 10 a.m.Organizers of the nationwide march are calling on politicians to find a solution to gun violence in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people died.Mohamed Elnakib, one of the downtown march organizers, said the names of each of the victims will be read aloud.“We are basically calling on our political leaders to advocate and pass legislation that will help keep our students and our community safe,” Elnakib said.The march also comes a little more than a week after thousands of students took part in a national school walkout to advocate for gun restrictions on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland shooting.“Our students are the future, and our students will be voting very soon,” Elnakib said. “If the politicians are not listening to our students,then they will be voting them out.”The Trump Administration issued a statement today about the nationwide demonstrations through Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Walters.“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” Walters said. “Keeping our children safe is a top priority of the president’s, which is why he urged Congress to pass the Fix NICS and STOP School Violence Acts, and signed them into law. Additionally, on Friday, the Department of Justice issued the rule to ban bump stocks, following through on the president’s commitment to ban devices that turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”Organizers expect 5,000 to 10,000 people to attend the San Diego march, Elnakib said.Elnakib said the survivors of the Parkland shooting called for the nationwide marches, and the local events were run by students with the help of other activist organizations such as Women’s March San Diego.“We really wanted to make sure that we highlighted and uplifted the student voices, because many of the events in San Diego are often organized by community organizations,” he said.All kinds of students helped set up the march, according to Elnakib.“College students, high school students, we have elementary and middle school students as well that all came together for the organizing, so we have a plethora,” he said.An elder from the Kumeyaay tribe will be in attendance at the event to give an opening prayer and blessing, Elnakib said.“We want to make sure that we bless and respect the fact that we are on Kumeyaay land,” he said.Elnakib also said organizers will use the march to honor 22-year-old Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard Sunday night.The three local marches will be held at:— Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego— Swami’s State Beach, 1298 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas— Escondido City Hall, 201 N Broadway, Escondido. 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings Elizabeth Alvarez, KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: March For Our Lives FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgAmato will be in charge of the group’s business side. He was previously CEO of Backstage. And Wilbur was most recently CFO of Prometheus. “We believe that this new structure will not only foster growth, but allow enhanced opportunities for advertisers, readers, viewers and/or audiences and, of course, our employees,” says Todd Boehly, president of Guggenheim Partners and chairman of Guggenheim Media, in a statement.All three executives will report directly to Boehly, effective immediately. Guggenheim Partners announced some major changes to its publishing holdings under Prometheus Global Media. The group will be split into two operating units—The Entertainment Group, containing The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard, and another group that combines Adweek, the CLIO Awards and the Film Expo Group.Along with the re-org, the company named Janice Min and John Amato as co-presidents of the Entertainment group and Jeff Wilbur as president of the Adweek/CLIO/Film Expo group.Min, whose title will also be chief creative officer, most recently headed up The Hollywood Reporter. Now, she’ll oversee all editorial operations for THR and Billboard. last_img read more

first_img Sci-Tech NASA’s Hubble telescope delivers stunning new space pictures Comment Tags Share your voicecenter_img 1 13 Photos In the constellation Cassiopeia. NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA Researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany and the Russian Academy of Sciences have spotted an incredibly unusual and rare star in the middle of a cloud of gas around 10,000 light years from Earth.The star, dubbed J005311, appears to have risen from its cosmic grave after two dead stars collided with one another in the constellation Cassiopeia. The findings, published in Nature on May 21, reveal the nature of the exotic zombie star and its unusual properties. The team discovered the bizarre object using data from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope and subsequently observed it using a ground-based telescope at Russia’s Special Astrophysical Observatory.At the end of a small star’s lifetime, when all of its fuel has been exhausted, it turns into a “white dwarf” — a tiny, dense, dead star. For the most part, a white dwarf is done for after that. However, researchers at Bonn examined the radiation emitted by the strange star and found that it was lacking in both hydrogen and helium, usually present in a white dwarf.bangThe infrared nebula of J005311. Vasilii Gvaramadse/Moscow University Due to J005311’s unusual emission signal, the researchers suspect what they’ve detected is the result of a cosmic fusion between two white dwarfs that circled one another for billions of years.”Such an event is extremely rare,” explains Gotz Gräfener, co-author on the study, in a press release. “There are probably not even half a dozen such objects in the Milky Way, and we have discovered one of them.”Generally, collisions of white dwarfs end up in huge stellar explosions, known as supernovae. But J005311 didn’t explode. Instead, it was reanimated and started burning again.It shines about 40,000 times brighter than our sun, has a strong magnetic field and its stream of stellar winds are moving at 16,000 kilometers per second (approx. 9950 miles per second). At approximately 360,000 degrees Fahrenheit (200,000 degrees Celsius), it’s also incredibly hot. What fate awaits the new star? Death, naturally. The exceptional event has only delayed its demise by a few thousand years. Its second run at life will be over once it has, again, exhausted all its fuel. At that point it will collapse into a tiny star and explode.last_img read more

first_imgRepresentational Image: Woman Abuse/PixabayA woman was stripped, beaten up and stabbed by her husband’s family members in Bengaluru late on Wednesday. Her daughter was also injured.The incident came into light after the woman went to Banaswadi police station and sought action against her husband’s family. She claimed she was brutally attacked by her brother-in-law Satish and his family around midnight.A resident of Kammanahalli, the victim’s husband had passed away earlier this year and she along with her two children was living with Satish, his wife Pramila and their daughter.On Wednesday morning, the victim was involved in a heated argument with her sister-in-law after she accused her of being a prostitute. The fight became intense when her sister-in-law started throwing slippers and stones at the victim and asked her to vacate the house.The woman went to the police station to file a complaint against her in-laws, but the police advised her to come the next day. After leaving the police station, the victim returned home by 11 pm.Her in-laws came to know that she had filed a complaint. Satish and Pramila then attacked her with a knife and thrashed her. She was also stripped by her brother-in-law in the middle of the road. Their daughter also attacked the victim and her children.”I was parking my bike when Pramila came out with a knife all of a sudden and picked up a fight with me for approaching the police. Soon, her husband and her daughter too joined in. They pulled me, harassed me and stabbed me with the knife on my face. They removed my clothes while their daughter hit me on my head with a stone. My brother-in-law Satish removed my T-shirt and I couldn’t escape till my brother returned home. Their daughter hit my daughter too for recording the whole incident on my phone,” said the victim, reports Bangalore Mirror.The woman was so scared to go back home that she found solace at the police station and filed a complaint against Satish and his family members for abusing and harassing her and her children.The police have arrested Satish for misbehaving with the woman.last_img read more

first_imgPeople hold a placard as they take part with others in a rally against anti-semitism in Marseille on 19 February 19, 2019.Thousands of people, some carrying banners proclaiming ‘That’s enough’, took to the streets of the French capital Tuesday evening to protest a spate of recent anti-Semitic attacks, including the daubing of swastikas on nearly 100 graves in a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.The Paris rally, in the city’s central Place de la Republique, was one of about 70 staged nationwide Tuesday in response to a surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes which have triggered a deluge of outrage in France and Israel.Eighteen political parties urged citizens to attend the protests, with prime minister Edouard Philippe and more than half his cabinet attending the rally in Paris.Two former presidents, the socialist Francois Hollande, and the conservative Nicolas Sarkozy also turned up. Parliament suspended its work for several hours to allow MPs to attend the rally, while religious leaders met with the interior minister to affirm their unity.Speaking on television Philippe said it was necessary to punish those who “because of ideology, because they think it’s an easy option, because of ignorance or hostility call into question what we are—a diverse but proud people”.Earlier in the day president Emmanuel Macron also promised to crack down on hate crimes when inspecting a cemetery in Quatzenheim in the Alsace region near Germany where 96 Jewish tombstones were spray-painted with blue and yellow swastikas the previous night.“We shall act, we shall pass laws, we shall punish,” Macron told Jewish leaders as he toured the cemetery.“Those who did this are not worthy of the Republic,” he said, later placing a white rose on a tombstone commemorating Jews deported to Germany during World War II.Another grave bore the words “Elsassisches Schwarzen Wolfe” (“Black Alsatian Wolves), a separatist group with links to neo-Nazis in the 1970s.It was the second recent case of extensive cemetery desecration in the region. In December nearly 40 graves as well as a monument to Holocaust victims were vandalised in Herrlisheim, about a half-hour drive from Quatzenheim.Macron and his wife, Brigitte, later laid a wreath at the Paris Holocaust memorial.‘Shocking’ vandalismIsraeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the “shocking” anti-Semitic vandalism, while one of his cabinet colleagues urged French Jews to “come home” to Israel.Many French Jews are on edge after the government announced a 74 per cent jump in anti-Jewish offences in 2018 after two years of declines.Tensions mounted last weekend after a prominent French writer was the target of a violent tirade by a “yellow vest” protester in Paris on Saturday.A video of the scene showed the protester calling the philosopher Alain Finkielkraut a “dirty Zionist” and telling him “France belongs to us”.In France, several officials have accused the grass-roots yellow vest movement of unleashing a wave of extremist violence that has fostered anti-Semitic outbursts among some participants.“It would be false and absurd to call the yellow vest movement anti-Semitic,” Philippe told L’Express magazine in an interview published Tuesday.The prime minister, who has promised a tough new law targeting online hate speech by this summer, warned however that “anti-Semitism has very deep roots in French society”.Long historyMacron, for his part, is to lay out his plans to combat anti-Semitism during a speech at the annual dinner of the CRIF umbrella association of French Jewish groups on Wednesday.Anti-Semitism has a long history in France where society was deeply split at the end of the 19th century by the Alfred Dreyfus affair, a Jewish army captain wrongly convicted of treason.During World War II, the French Vichy government collaborated with Germany notably in the deportation of Jews to death camps.More recently French anti-Semitism, traditionally associated with the far right, has also spread among far-left pro-Palestinian extremists and radicals from amongst the growing Muslim community.But Macron has resisted calls by some lawmakers to explicitly penalise so-called anti-Zionist statements calling into question Israel’s right to exist as a nation.A recent Ifop poll of “yellow vest” backers found that nearly half those questioned believed in a worldwide “Zionist plot” and other conspiracy theories.last_img read more

first_imgBig Market Research adds new “Global Thermoform Packaging Market Insights, Forecast to 2026” new report to its research database. The report spread pages and table and figures in it. The report provides information on industry trends, demand, top manufacturers, countries, material and application.Global Thermoform Packaging Market is valued approximately USD 38 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to grow with a healthy growth rate of more than 5.61% over the forecast period 2019-2026. Thermoform packages are light, odor-free, flexible, and moisture-free, and are thus preferred over wood and glass. The growing pharmaceuticals industry and increasing demand for packed products represent high growth to thermoform packaging market. Due to increasing demand from fresh food and beverages, growing minimal packaging waste, growing demand for home & personal care goods and growing retail industry, would create a lucrative growth for thermoform packaging market in upcoming years. Also, a large number of online food delivery apps have emerged in the last few years, which enhances the market growth. The adoption of changes in lifestyle and improvement in standard of living are also expected to boost demand for thermoform packaging during the forecast period. Furthermore, emerging trends such as advancements in thermoform manufacturing technology shift toward lightweight packaging, and rise in use of polylactic acid (PLA) films in thermoforming are expected to increase high demand for the global thermoform packaging market over the forecasted period of 2019-2026.Request for a sample copy of this report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-sample/3226751?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNMajor market player included in this report are:Amcor LimitedBemis Company, Inc.Westrock CompanyDS Smith PLCSonoco Products CompanyI. Du Pont Nemours and CompanyConstantia Flexibles GmbHDisplay Pack Inc.Anchor PackagingTekni-Plex, Inc.The end-user sections relating to the market include pharmaceuticals, food & beverages, electronics, and consumer goods among others. The pharmaceutical segment records for the fastest growth in the market backed by increasing need for categorization and cleanliness as required by pharmaceutical products. The employment of thermoform packaging offers external protection to medical products while holding the internal ingredients/parts safely.The regional analysis of global Thermoform Packaging market is considered for the key regions such as Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, Latin America and Rest of the World. North America is the leading/significant region across the world in terms of market share owing to the growing adoption of light weighted thermoform packaging. Factors such arising disposable income, rising demand for food & beverages Packaging, consumer awareness towards health would create lucrative growth prospects for the Thermoform Packaging market across North American region.The objective of the study is to define market sizes of different segments & countries in recent years and to forecast the values to the coming eight years. The report is designed to incorporate both qualitative and quantitative aspects of the industry within each of the regions and countries involved in the study. Furthermore, the report also caters the detailed information about the crucial aspects such as driving factors & challenges which will define the future growth of the market. Additionally, the report shall also incorporate available opportunities in micro markets for stakeholders to invest along with the detailed analysis of competitive landscape and product offerings of key players. The detailed segments and sub-segment of the market are explained below:Avail the Discount on this Report @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/request-for-discount/3226751?utm_source=SHASHI-HTNBy Heat Seal Coating:Water-basedSolvent-BasedHot-Melt-BasedBy Type:Thermoformed Calmshell PackagingThermoformed Blister PackagingThermoformed Skin PackagingThermoformed Other PackagingBy End-Use Industry:Food & BeverageElectronicsHome & Personal Care GoodsPharmaceuticalOthersBy Regions:North America- U.S., CanadaEurope- UK, Germany.Asia Pacific: China, India, JapanLatin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of the WorldFurthermore, years considered for the study are as follows:Historical year – 2016, 2017Base year – 2019Forecast period – 2019 to 2026Target Audience of the Global Waterjet Cutting Machine Consumables Market in Market Study:Key Consulting Companies & AdvisorsLarge, medium-sized, and small enterprisesVenture capitalistsValue-Added Resellers (VARs)Third-party knowledge providersInvestment bankersInvestorsReport Summary @ https://www.bigmarketresearch.com/report/3226751/global-thermoform-packaging-market-size-study?utm_source=SHASHITable of ContentsChapter 1. Executive SummaryChapter 2. Global Thermoform Packaging Market Definition and ScopeChapter 3. Global Thermoform Packaging Market DynamicsChapter 4 Thermoform Packaging Market Industry AnalysisChapter 5 Thermoform Packaging Market, by ApplicationChapter 6 Thermoform Packaging Market, by Deployment ModeChapter 7 Thermoform Packaging Market, by Regional AnalysisChapter 8 Competitive IntelligenceChapter 9. Research ProcessAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. 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first_imgBattery Life (Test Ver 2.0)1 of 5Continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits.Apple iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2018)Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018)Microsoft Surface Pro 6Samsung Galaxy Book 2Category Average (as of 05/31/19) 64GB 1 Bluetooth 5.0 12.9 8:20Minutes (higher is better) 0:00 2:30 5:00 7:30 10:00 12:30 15:00 Battery Life (Test Ver 2.0)Color AccuracyDisplay Brightness (Nits)Geekbench 4.1Jetstream 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Advertisement Apple likes to say that the iPad Pro is a computer, not a tablet. I beg to differ. But it is much more than a tablet.article continued belowAdvertisement Whatever you want to call it, the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (from $999; $1,327 with keyboard and Apple Pencil) is one of the most powerful mobile devices ever made. The A12X Bionic processor in this slate runs circles around even Core i7-powered laptops on certain tasks, and yet the device weighs just 1.4 pounds. New iPad Pro 2018 12.9-Inch Review: Power Beyond BeliefThe new 12.9-inch iPad Pro delivers amazing speed via its A12X Bionic chip in a full-screen design.Volume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?03:46关闭选项Automated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/new-ipad-pro-2018-129-inch?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:3003:30Your Recommended Playlist03:46MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?02:01Apple’s Mac & iPad Pro Event: 5 Things You Need To Know01:30Best & Worst Laptop Brands 201901:30How to Use VLOOKUP in Excel01:07How to Find Your MAC Address in Windows 1001:34How to Reset a Windows 10 PC01:32How to Turn Your Windows 10 PC into a Wireless Display关闭  Apple has given the iPad Pro an iPhone X-style makeover as well, complete with a full-screen design, Face ID and a gesture-based interface (meaning no more Home button). And the new Apple Pencil feels better in your hand while offering useful gestures. Oh, and the battery life is bonkers, at well over 13 hours. Is the iPad Pro a laptop replacement? Not for me. However, if you like the idea of interacting primarily via touch or Pencil, you’ll be floored by the sheer performance and versatility of this slate. This iPad Pro more than earned its spot on our Best Tablets and Best Kids Tablets page. Price and Availability The 12.9-inch iPad Pro starts at $999 for the Wi-Fi model with 64GB of storage. The $129 Apple Pencil and $199 keyboard bring the price to a fairly steep $1,327. See how Apple’s smart keyboard folio compares to the best iPad Pro keyboard cases at our face-off. That’s MacBook Pro territory. Adding LTE costs $250, getting you the Wi-Fi + Cellular model. If I were spending my own money, I would pay a little bit more and get the 256GB version, which would bring the total cost with the accessories to $1,477. For our review, Apple sent us the 1TB Wi-Fi + Cellular model, which starts at $1,899 for just the tablet and costs $2,227 when you throw in the Pencil and keyboard. Gulp. Design The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is still imposing, but now that’s because of a much more immersive display and not because of the device’s sheer footprint. Apple blasted away the big bezels from the previous model to deliver something that’s almost all screen. Apple ditched the Home button while stretching the Liquid Retina display to the corners using the same techniques (such as pixel masking) the company employed on the iPhone XR. This is not an iPhone writ large, though, as the aluminum iPad Pro’s design is less playful and more industrial-chic, with perfectly flat sides and gently rounded corners. Apple blasted away the big bezels from the previous model to deliver something that’s almost all screen. This slate is smaller in every dimension than the last iPad Pro, as well as lighter. The new iPad Pro 12.9 measures 11 x 8.4 x 0.23 inches and weighs 1.39 pounds (1.4 pounds for the LTE model), compared to the 12 x 8.7 x 0.27-inch design on the 2017 model, which also weighed a heftier 1.49 (Wi-Fi) to 1.53 pounds (Wi-Fi + Cellular). The Surface Pro 6 is narrower than the iPad Pro but taller and thicker, at 11.5 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches, and heavier, at 1.7 pounds. In my hands, the new iPad Pro felt wonderfully thin, but you’ll definitely notice its weight after a few minutes. This slate is really best for using in your lap, whether you’re drawing or typing. But it’s fine for use in short stints while you’re standing. The other big (and overdue) design change on the iPad Pro 12.9 is the USB-C port, which enables users to connect the tablet to an external monitor (up to 5K), digital cameras and other devices. Some users will lament that the headphone jack got zapped as well, but many of us have already moved on to wireless headphones, anyway. Overall, I like the design of the iPad Pro, but I wish Apple had included a kickstand like the Surface Pro 6 and Galaxy Book 2 have. If your new iPad Pro looks bent, even though it just came out of the box, you’re not crazy or looking at it wrong. Apple admitted that a slight, visible curve is the result of its manufacturing process. Specifically, the bend is a result of the tablet’s metal and plastic parts cooling down. If you notice this within the first 14 days, you can exchange your iPad under Apple’s return policy.  Display It would be a total waste of $999 (or more) to use the iPad Pro 12.9 just for bingeing Netflix, but damn does this screen look good. I streamed Ugly Delicious, a show about food, and this panel made a brick oven look mesmerizing. It looked so good I had to pause the frame when it showed the rich orange flames and oozy pizza cheese up close. According to our lab tests, the iPad Pro averages 484 nits of brightness, which beats scores from both the Surface Pro 6 (408 nits) and Samsung Galaxy Book 2 (350 nits). This LCD can reproduce 128.4 percent of the sRGB color gamut and registered a Delta-E color-accuracy score of 0.29 (0 is perfect). The Galaxy Book 2’s OLED display is more colorful, reaching 200.2 percent of sRGB, but it’s not as accurate (0.31), while the Surface Pro 6 produced slightly more colors than the iPad (136 percent) but with worse accuracy (0.56). MORE: Apple Reveals New MacBook Air, iPad Pro and Mac mini The display on the iPad Pro 12.9 benefits from other technologies as well, such as ProMotion. This enables the panel to scale its refresh rate automatically up to 120 Hz, depending on the task. There’s also True Tone, which can change the color temperature of the display based on ambient lighting to make reading easier on the eyes. Audio Whoa. That’s what I said to myself when I listened to Bruno Mars’ “Perm” blasting through the iPad Pro’s four-speaker audio system. Compared to what you get from the Surface Pro 6, the new iPad’s sound wasn’t just louder and clearer; the bass guitar and bottom end overall were just more present on the Apple slate. The iPad Pro also includes five microphones, which come in handy for FaceTime calls but also Siri queries. In fact, the iPad Pro heard me from several feet away in a conference room when I said, “Hey, Siri,” and asked about the weather. Apple Pencil The new Apple Pencil is now pricier, at $129, but it’s a big improvement over the original. For starters, it’s a cinch to dock this Pencil with the iPad Pro, thanks to a built-in magnet. The Pencil starts charging as soon as it attaches. I tried shaking the iPad Pro hard with the Pencil attached, and it didn’t come loose. The Pencil also stayed put after I walked a mile with the iPad Pro stuffed in my backpack, but it did come loose one time while I was taking the tablet out of my bag. The new Apple Pencil also feels better in the hand, as there’s a flat edge. Plus, you can activate various shortcuts with a double tap, such as quickly pulling up the eraser. And with a quick tap, you can go straight into the Notes app when the iPad Pro’s screen is off. The new Apple Pencil is now pricier, at $129, but it’s a big improvement over the original. I handed the new iPad Pro to our deputy director of photography, Jef Castro, who also happens to be a great illustrator, and here’s what he said: “My favorite update, as simple as it may sound, is the flat edge, which felt much better in my hand and made for a better grip. I say this as someone who gets minor hand cramps from the previous Pencil after continuous use.” Jef also liked all the improvements, from the magnetic charging to the double tap, which created a much smoother experience for him. Unfortunately, the Apple Pencil works with only the new iPad Pros; it’s not backward-compatible with previous iPad Pros. A12X Bionic: Crazy-fast performance The 7-nanometer A12X Bionic chip inside the iPad Pro is so fast we almost did a spit take when we tested the CPU in our labs. This processor packs four performance cores and four high-efficiency cores, and there’s a new GPU that promises twice the graphics performance as the A10X processor inside the last iPad Pro provided. On Geekbench 4, which measures overall performance, the iPad Pro 12.9-inch turned in a multicore score of 17,995, which smokes scores from the Surface Pro 6 with its Core i5 CPU (13,025) and even the Core i7-powered Dell XPS 13 (14,180). The Qualcomm Snapdragon 850-powered Galaxy Book 2 (3,945) is not even in the same universe as the iPad Pro. Qualcomm has announced a new Snapdragon 8cx chip for laptops and 2-in-1s, but that won’t start appearing in devices until the third quarter of 2019. The 12.9-inch iPad Pro also crushed the competition when we turned to video editing. Transcoding a 4K clip to 1080p in the Adobe Rush app took just 7 minutes and 47 seconds on the iPad Pro, while the Dell XPS 13 took 31:03 and the Surface Pro 6 took 31:54. The latest 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro completed the task in 25:53. The gap wasn’t as great when we exported 100 raw photos in Adobe Lightroom on the iPad Pro, but Apple’s tablet still came out on top. The iPad Pro took 59 seconds, while the XPS 13 took a little more than 2 minutes. The 13-inch MacBook Pro and Surface Pro 6 were in the middle, at 1:35 and 1:36, respectively. All of that A12X horsepower also comes in handy when using AR apps like Plantale. My colleagues were floored when I placed a big sunflower in the middle of the newsroom, and then the app let me zoom in on a highly detailed cross section of a leaf to see the photosynthesis process. Apps like this can change the face of education. This iPad has serious game, too, as I found when I fought as Superman in Injustice 2. This resource-intensive title loaded in less than 10 seconds, and the action never stuttered, even on a giant, 12.9-inch display as I frantically punched and kicked. MORE: New iPad Pro Beats XPS 13, MacBook Pro in Leaked Benchmarks However, that game isn’t even fully optimized for the iPad Pro. Assassin’s Creed Identity and a new version of NBA 2K19 both look impressive, but we’ll have to see if those and other titles are really Xbox One S-quality, as Apple claims. Battery Life This is impressive. On the Laptop Mag Battery Test, the iPad Pro 12.9 inch lasted 13 hours and 14 minutes. That beats the Surface Pro’s time (9:20) by nearly 4 hours. The ARM-powered Galaxy Book 2 mustered a good-but-not-great 10:41. Despite the inclusion of USB-C, the iPad Pro 12.9 inch doesn’t offer fast charging. We will update this review with full test results, but this slate took about an hour to charge to 20 percent. My biggest gripe with the iPad Pro is the short, 1-meter power cable. It didn’t even reach to my kitchen table from a very close wall. Apple sells a 2-meter USB-C cable for $19, but that accessory should have been included. iOS 12 (and iPadOS) Using the iPad Pro in iOS 12 feels a lot more intuitive and productive than you might think. This is not just a big iPhone. You can easily run two apps side by side, provided they’re optimized for the software. For example, I could easily drag an image out of Photos into an outgoing message I had composed in Mail. My biggest gripe with the iPad Pro is the short power cable. If you swipe up from the bottom of the screen, you can close an app, but swiping up slightly will show the Dock. Swiping down from the top right will display the Control Center, for tweaking settings on the fly. You can also quickly switch between open apps just by swiping from left to right toward the bottom of the screen. However, I think the keyboard integration with iOS should be better. For example, you can’t just type on the Home screen to search for apps. You have to swipe down from the top of the screen first. It’s a similar deal for the Settings menu. You shouldn’t have to tap the Search bar first when you have the keyboard attached. Later this year, though, the iPad’s operating system changes its name, as Apple releases iPadOS. Wondering how iPadOS will stand out from iOS 13? We’ve got a full guide to iPadOS’ exclusive features. And if that makes you curious enough to want to try the public beta, check out our tutorial for how to install the iPadOS public beta. Cameras You will look silly using a 12.9-inch tablet to take photos and videos, but you’ll be glad to know that the 12-MP camera on the iPad’s back takes sharp pics. And this camera uses the same smart HDR feature as the latest iPhones have to bring out more highlights. Take this photo of mums, for example. The iPad Pro delivered fairly good detail in the petal, and the pinks and yellows were rich without being overly saturated. The iPad Pro also did a good job capturing this scene in Bryant Park. The holiday lights are fairly distinct, though the trees in the background could be a little sharper. The front 7-MP camera on the iPad Pro can take Portraits, complete with the ability to tweak the depth control for a nice bokeh effect (after you shoot but not before). But for some reason, Apple didn’t give the back camera Portrait mode support. Bottom Line The iPad Pro is the quintessential tablet for power users and creative pros. It’s so fast that I imagine the likes of Qualcomm and Intel are getting nervous. This tablet wiped the floor with premium Windows laptops and 2-in-1s, in both benchmarks and real-world tests. The iPad Pro’s display, sound and battery life are also top-notch, and the improved Apple Pencil is more comfortable and easier to store. However, it’s going to take some time for developers to tap the potential of the A12X Bionic chip. For instance, a fully optimized version of Photoshop for the iPad is shipping in 2019, complete with Apple Pencil and touch support — not a watered-down Photoshop, but the real deal. If you’re looking for a true laptop replacement, the Surface Pro 6 is a better option. It’s not as speedy, but Microsoft’s 2-in-1 offers a more comfortable keyboard with a touchpad and a true desktop environment. Then again, Apple didn’t set out to create a 2-in-1. The company wanted to deliver the ultimate mobile device for those who like the idea of using touch and Pencil input most of the time. And if you’re in that target audience, nothing comes close to the iPad Pro. 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first_imgThe instant divorce or “triple talaq” – when a man says to his wife three times in succession “You are divorced” – was deemed by the Indian Supreme Court to violate the constitution.Read full story: India ruling highlights disputed Muslim ‘instant divorce’5. SA’s first online rhino horn auction set to openSeveral hundred rhino horns will go under the hammer on Wednesday in South Africa’s first online auction of the controversial product, despite opposition from conservation groups who contend that the sale will encourage poachers.Read full story: SA’s first online rhino horn auction set to openClick to receive news links via WhatsApp. Or  for the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! 1. Another suspect, bringing the total arrested to 5 in Estcourt cannibalism caseWith at least one victim tentatively named as 25-year-old Zanele Hlatshwayo, the Estcourt cannibalism case continues to attract massive media coverage.Read full story: Another suspect, bringing the total arrested to 5 in Estcourt cannibalism case2. Illegal dumping takes over vacant land near school (Video Included)Residents living in Lucknow Road, Aloe Park, are angry about the illegal dumping that is taking place on a piece of vacant land in the area.Read full story: Illegal dumping takes over vacant land near school (Video Included)3. Chess kings and queensLast Saturday, the ML Sultan Ladysmith chess club participated in an inter-school chess tournament at Andante Independent School.Read full story: Chess kings and queens4. India ruling highlights disputed Muslim ‘instant divorce’ WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite last_img read more

first_img News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 06, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than… read more Video Player is loading.Mark Ibrahim explains what EPs need from CT imagingPlay VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 5:23Loaded: 3.08%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -5:23 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Recommendations for the sizing and reporting of the aortic valve, annulus and outflow tract; January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a new expert consensus document for computed tomography (CT) imaging to improve outcomes for patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)/transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). The 2019 guideline, a result of a consensus statement of experts in the field, was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography.1 The new recommendations are an update to the 2012 SCCT consensus document on computed tomography imaging in context of TAVI/TAVR.“The 2019 consensus statement represents a contemporary assessment of the role of computed tomography imaging that will serve as important guidance to a field that has seen rapid growth over the last six years,” said consensus statement author Jonathon A. Leipsic, M.D., FSCCT, of the University of British Columbia. “This guidance will in turn help ensure the appropriate use of CT to help inform clinical practice and continue to drive improvements in clinical outcomes for the patients we serve.”Watch the VIDEO: What to Look for in CT Structural Heart Planning Software, an interview with Leipsic at SCCT 2016TAVI/TAVR is a treatment strategy for patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis (narrowing of the exit of the left ventricle). The option for the non-surgical TAVI/TAVR treatment has now expanded from those who are ineligible for surgery or high-risk surgical candidates to also include patients who are at an intermediate risk for conventional surgical valve replacement.“The role of computed tomography, which was initially used primarily for evaluating peripheral access, has grown substantially,” said author Philipp Blanke, M.D., FSCCT, of the University of British Columbia. “It is now the gold standard for accurately sizing the annulus, determining the risk of annular injury and coronary occlusion and providing predictions in advance of the TAVI/TAVR procedure.”The updated consensus statement has been developed to better reflect the substantial volume of new data that has been published since 2012 describing the use of computed tomographic angiography in TAVI/TAVR planning and post-procedural assessment. The 2019 consensus document includes: Recommendations for CT acquisition prior to TAVI/TAVR; Related Content FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 The recommendations were written by 11 experts and based on the level of consensus: strong (≥9 in agreement), moderate (7-8) and weak (6). Recommendations with less than six of the author group in support of the statement were not adopted into the 2019 expert consensus document.For more information: www.scct.orgReference1. Blanke P., Weir-McCall J.R., Achenbach S., et al. Computed tomography imaging in the context of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) / transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR): An expert consensus document of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Jan. 7, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2018.11.008 Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a GE Cardiographe Dedicated Cardiac CT Scanner This is a quick walk around of the GE Healthcare Cardiographe dedicated cardiac CT system on display at the… read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. 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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Recommendations for the reporting of fluoroscopic angulation; News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | August 07, 2019 Contrast Use in First Transthoracic Echocardiogram for Heart Failure Reduces Repeat Testing Heart failure is the fourth most common cause for all admission to U.S. hospitals, and it is the most common reason for… read more center_img Siemens Go.Top CT scanner at SCCT19Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:05Loaded: 15.14%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:05 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEOS | EP LAB | JULY 26, 2019 VIDEO: What Electrophysiologists Need From CT Imaging Prior to AF and VT Ablations Mark Ibrahim, M.D., F read more Videos | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 07, 2019 VIDEO: Walk Around of a Siemens Go.Top Dedicated Cardiac Scanner This is a quick walk around of the new Siemens Somatom Go.top cardiovascular edition compact computed tomography (CT) read more Videos | Radiation Therapy | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: Use of Radiotherapy to Noninvasively Ablate Ventricular Tachycardia Pierre Qian, MBBS, read more Recommendations for the reporting of vascular access, coronary artery, and non-cardiac, non-vascular findings; and Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 30, 2019 VIDEO: The History of CT Calcium Scoring Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical pro read morelast_img read more

first_img Monday, April 9, 2018 Posted by ACV announces complete transformation of digital platforms GATINEAU, QC — Air Canada Vacations has selected SMITH to help with the upheaval of its digital platforms.Under a mandate driven by ACV’s commitment to delivering the ‘ultimate in dream vacations for Canadians’, the combined team is designing and executing “a new strategic approach to improving every step of the journey”.The companies say the multi-year initiative will focus on how consumers find vacation inspiration, adding that the ultimate outcome “is personalized digital engagement that will elevate the customer experience from booking, to destination, and back again”.“For over 35 years, Air Canada Vacations has been crafting experiences that push the boundaries of traditional vacation packages,” said Selma Filali, Senior Director, Marketing and eCommerce, ACV. “We’re delighted to partner with SMITH. Their blend of hands-on strategy and technical expertise has made them our ideal choice in helping us deliver our vision for digital transformation.”SMITH has worked with B2B and B2C brands for 20+ years and in 2017 reported 45% growth along with the opening of a new office in Dayton, OH, a new location in Seattle and a major renovation in Gatineau, QC.More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?“Travel with friends and family is one of the largest and most important personal investments each of us makes during the year,” said Tony Steel, CEO of SMITH. “And as the travel industry undergoes major disruption, it’s critical that we ensure not just the perfect path to the perfect vacation, but maintain that experience throughout the entire trip.” Tags: Air Canada Vacations, Technology Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

first_img Travelweek Group G Adventures challenges agents to be ‘Change Makers’ with new incentive Share TORONTO — G Adventures has put out a challenge to all travel agents: to change people’s lives through travel, and to rediscover their love for selling travel at the same time.Called ‘Change Makers Challenge’, the new incentive program runs until March 31, 2019 and will culminate in a ‘Change Makers Summit’, set to take place in an undisclosed location in June 2019. More than 100 change makers from Canada, the U.K. & Ireland, Central Europe, the U.S. and Australia & New Zealand will come together to meet members of G’s team of global purpose specialists from around the world.During the week-long summit, agents will also see firsthand the impact responsible travel has on local communications. Other highlights include a full-day immersive G Adventures experience and a festive party night.Agents will automatically receive one entry to attend the summer per ‘life changed’ (traveller booked). Plus, the company will be giving out ‘random act of G’ gift packs and G vouchers throughout the entry period.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaAgents should also look out for surprise challenges and ‘social good’ entry submissions (submitting completed activities that give back) to help secure extra entries to attend.According to vice president David Green, the aim of the new incentive is to remind agents that each G Adventures trip they sell has a positive impact on both their clients and local people in the places the company travels to.“At G Adventures, we change the lives of our travellers when they choose to explore the world with us and, as a social enterprise, we change the lives of local people in the destinations to which we travel,” he said. “We’re asking our agents to become ‘Change Makers’, to realize the impact they can have and to recognize why our world deserves more of them, and their customers, in it.”For more information on the Change Makers Challenge, go to www.gadventures.com/changemakers or https://www.facebook.com/groups/GAdventuresCdnAgentsOfChange. Wednesday, October 17, 2018 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Agent Incentives, G Adventures Posted bylast_img read more

first_imgLawmakers on Tuesday called on the government to comply fully with a Supreme Court ruling on granting disabled people severe motor disability allowance.In January 2016 the Supreme Court ruled on a case brought before it by a disabled person aged over 65.The individual took their case to the Supreme Court, challenging a prior refusal by the labour ministry’s department for social inclusion to grant the severe motor disability allowance.Under current policy, only people aged 12 to 65 are eligible.The top court ruled that the individual was entitled to the allowance and also rejected the ministry’s argument that opening the allowance to persons over 65 would entail an additional cost to the state.According to Disy MP Marios Mavrides, the government subsequently disbursed the allowance to the individual in question but it has not amended policy and regulations to cover all such cases.Andreas Fakondis, chair of the House labour committee, said MPs are going to give the government time to come back with proposals on how to deal conclusively with the matter.The matter would be revisited once parliament reconvenes after the summer recess.Parliamentarians also discussed the latest observations by the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (dated April 12, 2017).The observations were a response to a report filed to the UN by Cyprus regarding its policy on the disabled.The UN had about 70 observations, of which 65 highlighted areas of concern and recommendations.Among others, it recommended that Cyprus adopt a new national disability action plan and allocate “adequate funding to its implementation.”The UN Committee also expressed concern that “national legislation lacks a definition of discrimination that recognises that denial of reasonable accommodation is a form of disability-based discrimination in all areas of life.”In parliament, the Confederation of the Disabled Peoples Organisations (KYSOA) complained that their input was not sought by the government when the latter submitted its report to the UN.Christakis Nicolaides, head of KYSOA, said Cyprus has a poor track record in this area. He said that due to shortcomings in the system, disabled people are denied the right to independent living.Greens MP George Perdikis said Cyprus fares very poorly in terms of the inclusion in society of disabled people.The government, he added, “should not skimp” on the roughly €1 million it would need to spend if it abolished age restrictions concerning the motor disability allowance.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionOne Thing All Liars Have in Common, Brace YourselfTruthFinder People Search SubscriptionUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram Wednesday said macroeconomic indicators confirm that the Indian economy has entered a “disastrous phase of a slowdown” and criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for their failures.He also accused Jaitley of perfecting the art of “concealing” data and projecting “doctored” information. “The Finance Ministry’s report is a damning indictment of the state of the economy in the country. This is perhaps the weakest point in the economy,” he told reporters here, adding the next government has a lot of work to repair the economy to which the BJP has done “great damage”.”With each passing day, as Modi indulges in vile rhetoric, the Finance Minister blogs poor attempts at rationalising that language. Between the rhetoric and blogging, this government has forgotten the economy. The next government has a huge task of reviving the economy. Thankfully, the Congress party is ready to steer the Indian economy out of the Modi-Jaitley slump,” he said.The former Finance minister said the economy has gone to “rack and ruin” and the Finance Ministry’s report for March 2019 lays bare the “false propaganda” of the BJP government.”The NSSO revelations have blown a huge hole in the growth figures put out by the CSO. It turns out that the government has been using bogus data.”The CSO’s growth figures are a sham. The CSO’s complicity in putting out false data is a scam that needs to be investigated first,” he said, alleging that the political leadership has “interfered” and “intimidated” the Central Statistics Office (CSO) and the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO).”However much Modi may try to take the narrative away from the economy, ultimately the people will vote on issues that affect their daily lives — jobs, infrastructure, investment, farmers’ distress and debt, ruin of MSMEs, stagnant incomes,” he noted.The Congress leader said the Indian economy has entered a “disastrous” phase of economic slowdown under the Modi-Jaitley “jugalbandi” reflected by the consistent fall in quarterly growth of real GDP.He claimed that a shortfall of Rs 1.6 lakh crore in the tax revenues would effectively increase the actual fiscal deficit to 3.9 per cent and “the economy is expected to slow down further”.He said once in power, the Congress will adopt a sectoral approach to revive various sectors of the economy and find a solution to each of them, besides consolidating banks.”The Finance Minister has perfected the art of concealing data and projecting doctored information. Contrary to the false narratives of the Modi Government, the poorest Indians have been worst sufferers of the economic mismanagement,” he said.The former minister said the Oxfam’s Global Inequality Report 2018 showed that 73 per cent of the wealth generated in India in 2017-2018 was pocketed by the richest 1 per cent of the Indian populace, while the poorest 50 per cent saw a marginal increase of 1 per cent in their wealth over the same period.Chidambaram also dubbed the prime minister as being “the ‘Naukri Vinash’ PM” claiming that in 2018 India lost over 1.1 crore jobs and said Modi is the first premier whose legacy will be of a job-destroying PM” built on the two “Tughlaqi farmans” of demonetisation and “Gabbar Singh Tax”, referring to Goods and Services Tax (GST).”The leaked NSSO survey reports that the unemployment rate reached a 45-year high of 6.1 per cent in 2017 (nearly tripled from 2012), with the youth being the worst sufferers of the government’s surgical strikes on jobs and the economy,” he said. arun jaitleyBJPcongressCSO First Published: May 8, 2019, 9:07 PM ISTlast_img read more