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Awareness campaign to prevent diabetic retinopathyAwareness campaign to prevent diabetic retinopathy

first_imgKolkata: A diabetic retinopathy screening camp was conducted by Health and Family Welfare department and eye department of Eastern Railway’s B.R. Singh Hospital in collaboration with IROPA (Indian Railway Opthalmic Physicians Association) and ARC/ AIOS (All India Opthalmological Society) at Sonarpur Health Unit on Wednesday.A total of 104 patients were registered in the camp. About 68 diabetic patients were screened at the camp. All screening tests were done, including fundus photography for documentation . About 29 percent of the screened patients were found to be having some form of diabetic retinopathy. They were counselled and all investigation and treatment protocol advised. All patients were told about the disease, prevention and modalities of treatment. This will result to prevent blindness from diabetic retinopathy. Awareness programme was also conducted for prevention of the disease.last_img read more

US Lanka look to enhance tiesUS Lanka look to enhance ties

The two ambassadors reflected on the current state of U.S. – Sri Lanka relations that have remained warm and cordial for the last 63 years. Sri Lanka and the United States (U.S) have agreed on the need to enhance bilateral ties, the Sri Lankan Embassy in Washington said.The new US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Michele .J. Sison and Ambassador Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the U.S Jaliya Wickramasuriya had discussed this when the two met at the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Washington DC. During a 30 year career as a diplomat Ambassador Sison has served in 10 countries including in South Asia at various levels. She has served as the ambassador in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador Wickramasuriya updated the new US envoy on the recent economic and political developments in Sri Lanka including on the post-conflict reconciliation process.He explained at length the demining, rehabilitation, re-integration, re-construction, and resettlement activities taking place. Both ambassadors agreed on the importance of taking the U.S. – Sri Lankan relations to the next level thorough strong bilateral relations enhanced by economic diplomacy initiatives.U.S Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides swore in Ms. Sison as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka at a ceremony on Monday (Aug 13) at the State Department.Ambassador Jaliya Wickramasuriya, senior Sri Lankan diplomats in Washington, Ambassador Sison’s family members and senior U.S. Government officials were among the large and representative gathering present on this auspicious occasion. Ambassador Wickramasuriya congratulated Ambassador designate Sison and wished her success on her new appointment. read more

UN emergency relief coordinator urges Sudan to stop bombing civilian targetsUN emergency relief coordinator urges Sudan to stop bombing civilian targets

Kenzo Oshima, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, said in a statement that he was “deeply concerned” about three separate bombing raids by Sudanese Government forces on the village of Mangayath in Bahr-el-Ghazal, where the UN was distributing food to internally displaced persons. “They occurred despite the distribution having been cleared by the Government well in advance and, in the case of the most recent attack on 8 October, despite the official protest filed by the UN with the Government on 6 October,” Mr. Oshima said. “I deplore in the strongest terms these military attacks on civilians who were gathering in one location to receive humanitarian assistance from the United Nations,” he said. “It is indefensible for any government or rebel movement to carry out military acts whose victims will most probably be civilians and relief workers.” As a consequence of the repeated bombings, the UN has been forced to evacuate its humanitarian staff without completing the planned delivery of assistance, leaving tens of thousands of people in Bahr-el-Ghazal with no access to relief aid. “I trust that the Government will reaffirm and sustain its declared commitment to support the safe and unhindered provision of humanitarian assistance to all populations in need throughout the country,” the Relief Coordinator said. read more

Annan welcomes rebel Rwandan forces intention to return home from DR ofAnnan welcomes rebel Rwandan forces intention to return home from DR of

He urged the DRC and Rwandan Governments to cooperate in ensuring that these commitments, announced in Rome after secret negotiations, do take place and he directed the UN peacekeeping operation to assist the process.The UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) had blamed some members of the main Rwandan rebel group, the ethnic Hutu Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), for assaulting civilians in the eastern DRC and causing thousands to become internally displaced persons (IDPs).MONUC chief William Lacy Swing today designated six assembly and registration points for the estimated 13,000 to 15,000 Rwandan militiamen who wanted to take part in Rwanda’s programme of disarmament, demobilization, repatriation, re-settlement and re-integration (DDRRR), as well as for their family members. He promised them safe transportation to the Rwandan border. Repatriation would improve the DRC’s security in the run-up to its presidential elections later this year, Mr. Swing said. Meanwhile, the Mission denied reports in DRC newspapers that tomorrow’s disarmament and demobilization deadline for militiamen in the northeastern Ituri district had been extended.”MONUC will consider those who have not respected the deadline as outlaws,” it said. read more

Mens Basketball Ohio State returns to NCAA Tournament selected as No 5Mens Basketball Ohio State returns to NCAA Tournament selected as No 5

Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann claps after a Buckeye defensive stop in the first half in the game against Radford on Nov. 12. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State will dance again.For the first time since the 2014-15 season, the Buckeyes will play in the NCAA Tournament. They are the No. 5 seed in the west regional, hosted by No. 4-overall seed Xavier. Ohio State will face No. 12 South Dakota St. in the first round of the tournament in Boise, Idaho. The remaining top four seeds in the west regional are No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Gonzaga. Should the Buckeyes advance past South Dakota St., they will face the winner of the Gonzaga-UNC Greensboro matchup in the Round of 32.Ohio State is joined throughout the bracket by Purdue, Michigan State and Michigan. Purdue is the No. 2 seed in the east regional and Michigan State represents the No. 3 seed in the midwest regional.The appearance in the March Madness tournament represents a major turnaround for a program that failed to reach the NIT a season ago. In the first year of the Chris Holtmann-era, the head coach led the Buckeyes to their best regular-season finish at 24-7 since Ohio State went 25-6 in the 2011-12 season. Though the season was a major turnaround, Penn State was able to get the better of the Buckeyes in all three meetings, including the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament. The Nittany Lions seemed to have the answer for the Buckeyes every time, relying on guards Tony Carr and Shep Garner for point production.Given the struggles of Ohio State to defend against guards with a size advantage, the Buckeyes will hope to avoid playing any teams that lean heavily on guard play for scoring. read more

Bartica taxi driver busted with 2 kilos of cannabisBartica taxi driver busted with 2 kilos of cannabis

Two kilograms of cannabis were found in the man’s possessionA 30-year-old Bartica resident was on Tuesday evening taken into police custody after he was found in possession of several parcels containing cannabis in the vicinity of the Bartica Stelling.According to the police, information was received sometime around 18:35hrs on Monday that the man was acting in a suspicious manner.As such, when ranks approached him and conducted a search, a box containing parcels tightly secured with tapes was found. Further inspection of the parcels revealed in excess of two kilograms of cannabis.The suspect was identified as a taxi driver of Fifth Avenue, Bartica. He is presently being processed for court. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo busted with compressed marijuana in separate incidents …to face court tomorrowJune 1, 2017In “Court”Police bust Berbice taxi driver with over 3 kilos of compressed cannabisMay 24, 2018In “Crime”Taxi driver busted with 5 pounds of ganja in backseatAugust 15, 2017In “Crime” read more

Vive Kielce wins against Kwidzyn in 10 minutesVive Kielce wins against Kwidzyn in 10 minutes

bieleckibunticKielcemmtsolafssonstrlekzorman ← Previous Story Dissinger back for Kadetten, faces Barcelona again Next Story → VELUX EHF CL start: Barca and Medvedi win – Draw in Flensburg! It was a good match of both sides to 20th minute of the first half. MMTS was leading 14:12, and then the problems started. Within 10 minutes of Kielce players rushed 11 goals, while Kwidzyn not hit the net even once! Effective counter finishing Manuel Strlek and Thorir Olafsson. In the second half the hosts just finished off rivals. Appeared on the wing Ivan Cupić and playing on the right at the end of the first half, Denis Buntić. “Chupa-Chups” once again showed the Legion Hall, his uncommon abilities. For every minute Kielce shoot more and more. Interestingly Kielce started second half in the second line by Rosinski, Zorman and Buntić. It was first time in this season. Appeared on the court all competitors entered in the protocol in addition to Karol Bielecki. At three minutes before the end of the inhabitants of Kielce advantage grew to 15 goals in the state 42:27. Finally, the match ended with a Vive victory 44:27.Vive Targi Kielce – MMTS Kwidzyn 44:27 (23:14)Vive Targi Kielce: Szmal, Buchcic – Strlek 7, Lijewski 6, Olafsson 6, Zorman 6, Rosiński 5, Cupić 5, Stojković 4, Jurecki 2, Jachlewski 1, Musa 1, Buntić 1, GrabarczykKwidzyn: Suchowicz, Szczecina – Orzechowski 7, Klinger 4, Mroczkowski 4, Łangowski 3, Nogowski 3, Pacześny 2, Sadowski 1, Rosiak 1, Daszek 1, Seroka 1, Peret, Rombel, GórskiSuspensions: Vive – 12 min.; Kwidzyn: 10 minReferees: Grzegorz i Tomasz ChristSpectators: 3000Goals:First half: 1:0, 1:3, 2:3, 2:4, 3:4, 3:5, 4:5, 4:6, 5:6, 5:7, 7:7, 7:8, 8:8, 8:10, 10:10, 10:11, 11:11, 11:13, 12:13, 12:14, 23:14Second half: 23:15, 24:15, 24:16, 25:16, 25:17, 27:17, 27:18, 32:18, 32:19, 32:23, 34:23, 34:24, 36:24, 36:25, 37:25, 37:26, 38:26, 38:27, 44:27TEXT: Wojciech Wisniewski read more

EHF Challenge Cup Sporting Lisbon against RK Pelister Bitola for 14 finalsEHF Challenge Cup Sporting Lisbon against RK Pelister Bitola for 14 finals

← Previous Story VIDEO: Handball rapsody in 34 seconds at “Zlatorog” Next Story → Krumbholz has 18 French girls for EURO 2016 Portuguese Sporting Lisbon will clash ambitious Macedonian RK Pelister Bitola at EHF Challenge Cup TOP 16 phase.First leg matches of the Last 16 will be played 18-19 February 2017, the reverse fixtures will follow one week later.Here are all pairs of eighth-finals. EHF Challenge Cup

Tourism Ireland buys Irelandcom URL from The Irish TimesTourism Ireland buys Irelandcom URL from The Irish Times

first_imgYesNoMaybeVoteRead: 23 stunning photos of an ideal Ireland > No (1034) ONCE USED BY The Irish Times, the domain name ‘’ has been taken over by Tourism Ireland.Given that it’s an easy address to recognise and remember, Tourism Ireland is hoping that it will make Ireland a stand-out destination in the minds of tourists all around the world and that it will benefit the Irish tourism industry.The move is part of a re-development of Tourism Ireland’s websites and social media that they hope will capitalise on the importance of the internet for people travelling or planning a holiday. According to the 2011 Visitor Attitude Survey, 73% of overseas holidaymakers said the internet was an important tool  for them when planning their holiday here.Tourism Ireland’s new website will be unveiled at the end of the year and will roll out across top tourism markets from 1 January 2013. The site will support 11 different languages and over 30 individual markets. Tourism Ireland sites attracted almost 12 million unique visitors from overseas in 2011.Commenting on the URL takeover, Niall Gibbons, Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland, said: The domain name is a natural fit for the work we do to promote the island of Ireland overseas and we are very pleased to be acquiring it from The Irish Times. Tourism Ireland’s Facebook audience is the third largest in the world for tourism bodies (after Australia and Spain) and our new site and new URL will help us to harness the phenomenal growth in social media and to project an even stronger online presence to attract more visitors here.Do you think the ‘’ address will help boost Irish tourism? Poll Results: Yes (695) Maybe (390)last_img read more

Doherty has no reason to disbelieve Adams when he says he wasntDoherty has no reason to disbelieve Adams when he says he wasnt

first_imgSINN FÉIN FINANCE spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said that he has “no reason to disbelieve” Gerry Adams when the party president says he was never in the IRA.Doherty was speaking to Today FM last night in the wake of Monday’s ‘The Disappeared’ programme broadcast on RTÉ and the BBC.The programme contained allegations that Adams “gave the order” for the abduction, killing and burial of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville. The Louth TD said he had “no act or part” in the disappearance of McConville.The programme raised new questions about Adams’s past associations with the IRA though he has consistently denied ever being a member of the republican organisation.Doherty said that the details of the 15 people who were ‘disappeared’ by the IRA during the 1970s, that were described in detail by victims’ relatives in the programme, were “absolutely appalling”.“You’d have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by the documentary,” he said, adding that families of the victims suffered a double tragedy in that some of them never had the bodies of their loved ones returned to them.He said that the IRA’s ‘disappearing’ of people in the during the Troubles “wasn’t acceptable”.Pressed by Matt Cooper on The Last Word as to whether he believed Adams’s claim about never being in the IRA, Doherty said:  ”I’ve no reason to disbelieve him on that issue and I think most people have made their minds up one way or another on that issue.”Meanwhile, a delegation of Labour TDs is to meet with families of the Disappeared in Belfast later today.WATCH: Fianna Fáil says timing of Sinn Féin’s Anglo Tapes is ‘curious to say the least’Read: Families of ‘The Disappeared’ tell their stories as Adams repeats McConville deniallast_img read more

GameStop expected to stop selling the Wii U Basic on June 18GameStop expected to stop selling the Wii U Basic on June 18

first_imgNext week sees E3 kick off, with the big talking points being games for the PS4 and Xbox One, as well as Sony finally revealing what the PS4 looks like. But it’s also a key event for Nintendo because the Wii U is struggling, and they need to turn that around before the other next-gen consoles arrive at retail.One announcement we may get is that the 8GB Wii U Basic console is set to be discontinued. Evidence of that comes from an internal GameStop message that says the company will stop selling the 8GB Wii U on June 18. It’s true that may just be a GameStop decision, but it’s just as likely Nintendo has decided to focus on the 32GB Deluxe console at retail.For the moment, both Nintendo and GameStop are refusing to comment as this classes as just a rumor, but one coming from a source Kotaku trusts in the retail chain (meaning they’ve been right before). If Nintendo is discontinuing the 8GB model, we’ll most likely find out on June 11 when a Nintendo Direct broadcast is planned.If you look at the Wii U Basic and Deluxe side-by-side the Deluxe is clearly the better choice. The 8GB of storage on offer in the Basic model just isn’t enough, and it’s less than an extra $100 for the 32GB Deluxe if you shop around. With retail prices falling to help move units, Nintendo could also be considering a price drop. A 32GB Deluxe model for $300 would certainly help the console look more desirable.What the Wii U most needs is good games released regularly. They are coming, and with a refocus on the Deluxe Nintendo could have a good summer before the competition arrives in time for the holidays.last_img read more

Man injures hand in airboat accident in EvergladesMan injures hand in airboat accident in Everglades

first_imgA man had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering a severe injury to his hand while in the Everglades, Friday, officials said.Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue said the 31-year-old man severely hurt his hand when it hit a blade on the airboat.He was transported to Broward Health Medical Center. His condition is unknown.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

Three Vice Presidents Out at CygnusThree Vice Presidents Out at Cygnus

first_imgCygnus is expected to name a new CFO within the coming weeks. Three vice presidents are leaving Cygnus Business Media, the company announced to staff Wednesday. They include Dave Davel, vice president of publishing; interactive vice president David Parsha; and human resources vice president Judy Heidebrecht.Parsha and Heidebrecht will remain with the company through the end of the year. Davel’s departure is effective immediately.Sources told FOLIO: the departures are associated with a “streamlining of the management structure.” When contacted by FOLIO:, a Cygnus spokesperson said, as a policy, the company does not comment on personnel matters.In September, Cygnus emerged from bankruptcy protection and named former Penton Media chief executive John French as CEO.last_img

NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonNOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Part-Time Administrative Assistant at Krazy KustomsFull-Time Inbound Customer Support Specialist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Technician I at Charles River LabsFull-Time Content Strategist at Charles River LabsFull-Time Youth Counselor at NFI Massachusetts (Milestone)Full-Time Laborer at Walpole WoodworkersFull-Time Marketing & Promotions Associate at PRIMUS Management GroupFull-Time Digital Marketing Associate at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Personal Insurance Quoter at HUB InternationalPart-Time Package Handler at FedEx Warehouse(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

CM KCR Nagari MLA Roja offers prayers at Athi Varadar temple inCM KCR Nagari MLA Roja offers prayers at Athi Varadar temple in

first_imgChief Minister of Telangana K Chandrasekhar Rao along with his wife Shobha and daughter Kavitha offered prayers at Athi Varadar temple in Kanchi. The temple officials and priests welcomed the chief minister and offered prasadam amidst the Vedic chants. APIIC chairman and Nagari MLA Roja too accompanied KCR to the temple who paid a visit to her house while he was on the way to temple. The chief minister will then return to Tirupati airport and will leave for Hyderabad at 4.30 pm.last_img

Rating 5 best commentators in the ICC 2019 World Cup commentary teamRating 5 best commentators in the ICC 2019 World Cup commentary team

first_imgGraeme Smith will be one of the broadcasters in the official coverage of World CupReutersAmong the various announcements being made about the upcoming World Cup, one important one was of the roster of commentators selected by the official broadcasters. It includes ex-players from all countries taking part except Afghanistan and has both men and women. From former World Cup-winning captains to non-players, there is an interesting mix of voices that will bring the game live to viewers around the world.So, which one of these commentators we can look forward to hearing the most? It’s hard to make an objective judgement of commentators since everyone has a different opinion of what a cricket commentator is supposed to do. However, there can be a broad agreement that insightful analysis done in a lively manner is the best part of commentary. So, keeping that in mind, let us look at the 5 best commentators from the 24 that the official broadcasting team has chosen for the mega quadrennial event.5. Graeme SmithSince retiring from international cricket, Smith took up the microphone and has emerged as a very important voice from South Africa. Despite having been captain for a long time, he is not averse to making the odd critical comment about his former teammates. Furthermore, his tactical nous, which was often on display when he was leading his side, makes him an astute observer of the game who can understand the dynamics in play while the match is in progress. Devoid of hyperbole and full of insight, he is always a good person to hear. Ian Smith is a leading commentator from New ZealandTwitter4. Ian SmithA highly under-rated commentator, Ian Smith has been at the helm of cricket broadcasting in New Zealand for a very long time. He is energetic, has a powerful voice, possesses a good sense of humour, can analyse the game in depth and is not shy to criticise players when they need to be. With him at the mic, the game always appears interesting. Bishop is a very familiar face in commentaryICC3. Ian BishopOne of the most prolific commentators in the World, Ian Bishop is an oft-heard voice, even in events not featuring his own team, the West Indies. What distinguishes Bishop is his unbiased and fair assessment of the game and the ability to identify those aspects of the contest that will prove important. While he may have been guilty of overstatement on some occasions – the famous ‘remember the name’ pronouncement that turned out to be a false dawn of Carlos Brathwaite’s career – he is mostly a delight to listen to because of his engaging style and passionate description of the action. Hussain smoothly transitioned from cricket to commentaryYouTube2. Nasser HussainDescribed by many as the shrewdest captain of his time, Hussain became one of the world’s best commentators and analysts very soon after his retirement. His hawk-like vision catches everything going on in the field of play – from subtle tactics to the attitude of players. He is also a great psycho-analyst who can make out the temperament and personalities of cricketers better than most. His astute observations and informative comments make the depth of the game discernible to the ordinary spectator. Ganguly has emerged as India’s best commentatorIANS1. Sourav GangulyDada, as he is popularly called in India, has also taken to commentary like duck to water. Absolutely neutral and never shy to give credit where it’s due, he has an unmatched understanding of the game. Like Hussain, he can see through personalities on the field and recognise the minutest strategic details. The depth of his cricketing knowledge and experience allows Ganguly to separate wheat from the chaff in terms of cricket analysis and point out the most relevant aspects of the game. With him, the viewer knows exactly what is happening and why it’s happening on the field.last_img read more

Reflecting On Barbara Bushs Contributions To The Political LandscapeReflecting On Barbara Bushs Contributions To The Political Landscape

first_imgListen X With the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush, Houston Matters takes a look back at her contributions to the American political landscape with three guests: Nancy Sims of Pierpont CommunicationsBrandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcastMark Jones from Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public PolicyAlso, our guests take a look at the week’s other political stories and offer analysis of how they might affect Houston and Texas. Share 00:00 /23:52 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:last_img

HIDCO looks to adopt eink tech for lowering power consumptionHIDCO looks to adopt eink tech for lowering power consumption

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Housing & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is exploring the options of using a display technology that consumes very low power as part of its Green City initiative. It has already installed such a display using e-ink technology at a bus shed near Gate 2 of Eco Park, as a pilot project.”New Town has already got Gold rating from IGBC for Green City. We are now seeking Platinum status and we are mulling the option of using low energy. The e-ink display technology is being explored for communication,” a senior official of HIDCO said. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeIt may be mentioned that during his visit to Taiwan earlier this year for attending Computex 2018, HIDCO chairman Debashis Sen had come to know of this display technology, which uses very little power. The e-ink technology involves minimum power consumption if one doesn’t change the display and only a tiny amount of power is consumed when the display changes. The clarity is also of very high quality. “This low-power high-contrast display makes e-ink an ideal choice for public announcements, notices, conference schedules and reading material. The displays can be uploaded or changed from a laptop connected through WiFi. If the pilot project is successful we will use it for more such purposes,” the official added. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe screen of the Kindle e-book reader is an example of the use of e-ink technology. The Kindle e-book does not need to be charged for weeks and months. The display clarity is so good that people often mistake the display on a switched-off Kindle to be a paper stuck on it. E Ink, with its headquarters in Taiwan, has its partner office in Bengaluru that has developed the technology that is being used in the pilot project in New Town. E Ink has its business development agency in Kolkata. “We need to do something to reduce the reflection from the front screen and to have LED lighting to improve readability at night. We may also require a bigger size for prominent outdoor display,” the HIDCO official said.last_img read more

34yearold youth found dead in Joynagar34yearold youth found dead in Joynagar

first_imgKolkata: A youth from Mukundapur was found dead at Joynagar in South 24-Parganas on February 10, just a few days before his marriage. The deceased was identified as Amit Ghosh (34) who came from a business family. On Thursday, his father Swapan, lodged a complaint with the Baruipur Government Railway Police (GRP), alleging that his son has been murdered.According to sources, Amit went to his room after dinner on February 9 night. On February 10 morning, his mother Chhabi found his room empty and his bike missing from the garage. She immediately informed Swapan and both tried to reach out to their son on his mobile but found it switched off. While checking the CCTV footage at their souse, it was found that Amit was talking on his mobile phone in a tensed manner. He turned off the CCTV cameras at around 2:38 am. On the same day, Swapan was informed by Baruipur GRP that his son’s body had been recovered. His bike was found from Jadavpur Jheel Par area. According to police sources, it is suspected that Amit was going somewhere on the train. Questions arose as to why he had to turn off the CCTV camera and go out with his bike. Also, why he had parked his vehicle there and boarded a train. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseOn Thursday, Swapan lodged a complaint alleging that his son had been murdered. During the investigation, police have not found any clues which can substantiate the FIR. The Superintendent of Railway Police (SRP), Sealdah, Asesh Biswas said: “Probe is on. Though the FIR has been drawn under Section 302 IPC (murder) as per the complaint, till now we do not have any information or clue that the youth was murdered.” Sleuths are checking his mobile phone call records as the device is still missing. His former fiance and friends are also being questioned.last_img read more

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin SellersPayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. February 5, 2014 4 min read PayPal does not want people selling Bitcoin on its platform. It appears that related goods and services, such as Bitcoin mining rigs — that is, specialized computers designed to mine the cryptocurrency by solving complex math problems — may also be forbidden.Users on Bitcointalk, a popular online discussion forum for the Bitcoin community, are indignant Wednesday following a report that PayPal is enforcing a draconian ban on all things Bitcoin. User newguy05 wrote that his account had been suspended after he sold some Casascius bitcoins — collectible coins of brass and other metals. Each coin comes with its own Bitcoin address and a private key to access an amount of the digital money equal to the purported value of the physical coin. They are often seen in pictures illustrating media reports about Bitcoin.”Paypal has largely ignored and allowed physical Bitcoin sales until beginning of this year when some kind of new policy triggered a massive account review on everything Bitcoin-related that’s considered high value sales, including physical coins,” newguy05 wrote.In an earlier post dated Feb. 4, newguy05 said that “PayPal has started a massive banning campaign on accounts selling anything Bitcoin-related, whether it’s mining equipment, ebooks, or the currency itself.”Not everyone will be shocked by this news. Some see the cryptocurrency as a natural enemy of PayPal, because the sort of transaction fees that PayPal charges as a matter of course are nonexistent in person-to-person Bitcoin transactions.According to a PayPal representative, merchants who sell Bitcoin mining equipment are in the clear and can continue to offer PayPal as a payment option. The company expects all participating merchants to follow “the policies we’ve put in place to protect both buyers and sellers who use PayPal,” the spokesperson said.But PayPal’s policies toward Bitcoin may have recently been altered, according to one employee. At time of writing, however, details on what these policies entail and when they were implemented were not available.Related: Why Businesses Will Like PayPal’s Updated Checkout ProcessThe effect of those policies is clear from PayPal’s email to newguy05 notifying him that his seller account had been suspended. “We have reviewed your PayPal account and found that you are operating as an e-currency dealer/exchanger including the sale of electronic media of exchange (such as electronic money or digital currency),” the email reads. “Per our current Acceptable Use Policy for Money Service Businesses, PayPal may not be used to operate a currency exchange, bureau de change or check cashing business.”The email goes on to ask for a full listing of the seller’s products and services, an explanation of his business model, a list of all websites that will be used for payments and more. In order to reinstate his account, PayPal also asks the seller to sign an affidavit stating that he will comply with the company’s policies.If newguy05 is to be believed, he is not alone in his plight. Last month, PandoDaily reported that an eBay merchant named TerraHasher was claiming to have had his assets frozen by PayPal for selling Bitcoin mining equipment. TerraHasher said he intended to sue PayPal if the matter was not resolved.Some users on Bitcointalk said that PayPal stands to gain more than most companies by embracing Bitcoin. Indeed, as early as April 2013, eBay’s chief executive, John Donahoe, was quoted saying his company was “looking at Bitcoin closely. There may be ways to enable it inside PayPal.”What’s more, PayPal president David Marcus has more than once spoken favorably of the cryptocurrency. Marcus himself tweeted last month that using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs is allowed.But despite the potential for PayPal to benefit, some remain skeptical of whether the entrenched payments company and the upstart Bitcoin will become friends. “Right now [PayPal’s] business does few things that Bitcoin couldn’t do better and cheaper,” user RodeoX said in a post on Bitcointalk. “If people start sending money around the world and shopping online for pennies per transaction, PayPal is going to have to do something different.”Related: At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Nowlast_img read more