Three people died from electrocution in separate places in Harinakundu and Sadar upazilas on Saturday.The deceased were Bulu Biswas, son of Chanar Uddin Biswas of Ramnagar village of Harinakundu upazila, Sujon Hossain, son of Rojob Ali Mondol of Bhutiargati village and Abul Kashem, son of Amod Ali of Hudaputia village of sadar upazila.Golam Mostofa, chairman of Chandpur union of Harinakundu upazila, said Bulu was electrocuted while working in his cowshed in the morning.Emdadul Hoque Sheikh, officer- in charge of sadar police station, said Sujon got electrocuted when he turned on an electric switch at noon.Kashem, who got electrocuted while working at his house, was rushed to Sadar Hospital where physicians declared him dead, said the OC.
In this file photo taken on 16 November 2018 US president Donald Trump speaks after signing the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act, which creates the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: AFPUS president Donald Trump says he has been fully briefed on an audio recording of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder but does not want to listen to it himself.”Because it’s a suffering tape. It’s a terrible tape,” he said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.””It was very violent, very vicious and terrible.”Trump refrained from blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, even though the CIA reportedly concluded that he ordered the 2 October assassination in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.Trump on Saturday told reporters that the US would release “a very full report” on the matter as early as Monday. He was interviewed by Fox on Friday.Asked whether the crown prince had lied to him in denying any role in the killing, Trump said: “I don’t know. Who can really know? But I can say this, he’s got many people… that say he had no knowledge.””He told me that he had nothing to do with it. He told me that, I would say, maybe five times at different points, as recently as a few days ago,” Trump added.The president acknowledged that people close to the prince “were probably involved” but added, “I want to stick with an ally that in many ways has been very good.”Asked whether he would go along with moves in the US Congress to cut off US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen or halt arms sales to the kingdom, Trump equivocated.”I want to see Yemen end. It takes two to tango and Iran has to end also,” he said. “I want Saudi to stop but I want Iran to stop also.”The United States has called for a ceasefire and peace talks to end the three-year-old conflict amid a mounting international outcry over the massive civilian toll of air strikes.US air refueling flights in support of Saudi-led air operations in Yemen ended last week. US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis portrayed that as a Saudi decision.Saudi Arabia and its ally the United Arab Emirates intervened in the conflict against Iranian-backed Huthi rebels in 2015 in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.Shifting accountsKhashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who was critical of the crown prince, was killed after going to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to retrieve documents necessary to marry his Turkish fiancee.According to Turkish officials, the audio shows that Kashoggi was strangled to death and dismembered soon after entering the consulate.Saudi Arabia has offered shifting accounts of what happened, initially saying Khashoggi left the embassy after receiving his documents and later that he was killed when an argument degenerated into a fistfight.In the latest version, the Saudi prosecutor said a 15-member team went to Istanbul to bring Khashoggi back to the kingdom but killed him instead in a rogue operation.The prosecutor exonerated the crown prince, after indicting 11 Saudis and sacking five officials, including two members of Prince Mohammed’s inner circle.The United States has sanctioned 17 Saudis for the crime.
Share JJ Watt, Houston Texans Defensive end and local legend, announced Thursday his plans for the money he has raised for Harvey relief.Excited to share an update on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.#HoustonStrong(Video cut off the end. Go Astros!) pic.twitter.com/PvDRVi0SGR— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 26, 2017In the tweet he states that his four main goals are, rebuilding homes, improving childcare and after school programs, distributing food where it is needed most, and providing medical aide both physical and mental for those affected by the storm. To do this he is allying with four nonprofit organizations SBP, Save The Children, Feeding America, and Americares.Watt plans to continue providing updates on the work he and these organizations are doing for the next 18-24 months.
Laura IsenseeMore than 500 students at Browning Elementary in the Heights received six books for their home libraries from the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. X 00:00 /05:10 Listen Former First Lady Barbara Bush was a champion for literacy, and that commitment was embodied by the creation of the Barbara Bush Foundation For Family Literacy. And, in 2013, her son, Neil, and his wife Maria, started the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.To get a sense of what literacy meant to the former First Lady and what the Houston foundation has accomplished, Houston Matters producer Maggie Martin talked with the organization’s president, Dr. Julie Baker Finck. She said Bush felt greater literacy was a gateway to minimizing many of society’s ills. And she felt illiteracy not only diminished a person’s ability to achieve economically, but it also hampered their ability to give back to their community.“If they can’t read, write, or comprehend, then they have difficulty understanding how they can have a voice in the community and take advantage of all that our country has to offer,” Baker Finck said.Four years ago, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation partnered with HISD on Read Houston Read, a program that encouraged mentors to read with children.“We’ve had thousands of members of the community step up to serve as reading mentors for first and second graders,” Baker Finck said.She added a recent report indicated children who had such mentors had higher reading achievement levels than students who did not. Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
At the 23rd annual Webby Awards in New York on Monday night, presenters and honorees reflected on the advances that led to both the highs and lows of the internet in 2019 – and how the organization itself has had to evolve to accommodate that rapid shift.“When we started in 1997, pretty much the only thing people were using on the internet was the World Wide Web. There was no Snapchat, no Instagram, no social media, no mobile phones – it’s changed a lot!” Webby Media Group CEO David-Michel Davies told Variety before the ceremony. “But I think the spirit of what the internet was about then and is about now hasn’t changed. It’s about accessing information, being able to ask questions and have answers all the time and being able to connect with people.” ‘A Black Lady Sketch Show’ Renewed for Season 2 at HBO CREDIT: JASON SZENES/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock One of this year’s winners changed that: 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. “Since stopping school last October to protest the climate crisis, Greta has gained nearly three million followers and inspired millions of young people from Melbourne to Mumbai to strike with her on Fridays and demand action on the climate emergency,” Graves said. “The climate strike makes me want to turn back to the internet. It represents the promise of the internet: the ability to unite people all over the world in pursuit of something better.”DeRay Mckesson of “Pod Save the People” stressed the same values, noting how social media can amplify social good and praising honorees whose work helped to “defend the marginalized” and “shed light on dark corners of our world.” The ACLU’s five-word acceptance speech for “Trans in America: Texas Strong,” which won best longform documentary, summed up that ethos perfectly: “Great stories make people change.” The ceremony is adapting accordingly – this year’s awards included voice categories for the first time in light of innovations like Amazon’s Alexa – but host Jenny Slate had some suggestions of her own. “I wish the Webbys would recognize some more of the categories that I’m into,” she said. “For example, why isn’t there a Best Site for Browsing Through Hundreds of Turtlenecks After Four Glasses of Red Wine? I don’t mean to critique the event as it’s occurring, but I think somebody should look into that,” she quipped. Related The comedian also revealed her personal favorite thing on the internet: YouTube clips she describes as “Peter Pan” fails. “They’re really all about somebody backstage yanking the wrong cord and then one of the children getting ripped out of their beds,” she explained, laughing. “Just Wendy, Michael, or John pretending to sleep in a local production and then being like, ‘Whoa!’” Amid the jokes, memes, and appearances by the likes of Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty, Issa Rae, Hasan Minhaj, Monica Lewinsky and Michael Douglas, guests of honor also acknowledged the darker aspects of life online today. Half a century after the first message was sent on ARPANET, the web has evolved in ways no one could have anticipated – even its co-founder, Vint Cerf.“There are a lot of things that happen on the net that you and I wish wouldn’t happen. It’s a mirror of our society,” Cerf said. “But the Webbys tell us what’s possible. It tells us why we should be optimistic about the future.”The internet was “a completely different place” when Claire Graves, now the Webbys’ executive director, first joined the organization a decade ago — and recent events nearly made her abandon it entirely. “Hate on the internet is building; fake news is spreading,” she said. “In March, not far from my home in Australia, a white nationalist went into mosques in Christchurch and live streamed himself murdering 50 people, in a chat engineered for the internet, maximized to go viral, to spread his message of hate and incite further violence. That was the moment for me, after everything that has happened this year, that I finally wanted to put the internet down.” Actors on Actors: Michael Douglas & Benicio Del Toro (Full Video) CREDIT: Paul Zimmerman/Variety/REX/Shutterstock Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15
The Haptix Touch creators are Darren Lim, CEO and Lai Xue. CTO. Haptix Touch is in San Francisco. They seek $100,000 to help fund manufacturing costs; the project will only be funded if at least $100,000 is pledged by September 13. They said the funding will go toward “refinement of the electronics and additional tooling for mass production.” Haptix currently works with Windows and Ubuntu. Android and OS X support are in the works.The retail price will be $70 but early birds can get a Haptix at $59. After that they cost $65. Haptix expects to ship to backers by February next year. More information: www.kickstarter.com/projects/h … ultitouch-reinvented Citation: Laptop clip-on is on a mission to outdo mouse (2013, August 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-08-laptop-clip-on-mission-outdo-mouse.html Leap Motion targets May for pre-orders and store sales Explore further © 2013 Phys.org With Haptix, the option to clip the device on your laptop turns your keyboard into a multitouch tool with which you can control your computer entirely from your keyboard. (It automatically turns off when you type.) The device uses twin cameras to see what the user’s hands are doing and turns actions into input signals. You can use your middle finger as the cursor, your index finger to left-click, and your ring finger to right-click.People who are working with spreadsheets can use five-finger touch. Designers, artists and engineers can capture pen or brush strokes. A distinguishing feature about Haptix is hand comfort. The Haptix team is vocal about the fact that their product, in supporting 2D and 3D gestures, allows users to rest their hands while working, and in turn they can use the controller for extended periods without discomfort in the wrists. Haptix has two CMOS image sensors that capture the position of your hands in 640×360 resolution, attached to a microcontroller. The device works with any lighting condition—making use of infrared if in the dark. Haptix connects to a computer through a USB 2.0 cable.It supports a number of gesture types, including pinch to zoom, on flat surfaces, but gestures need to be performed within its field of vision. The Kickstarter prototype has a 120 degree field of view. The creators said they are in the middle of transitioning to better lenses with a 150 degree field of view. (Phys.org) —Haptix is a newly announced gesture-based controller that launched this week on Kickstarter. Haptix looks like a sleek ice cream bar with its anodized bead-blasted aluminum casing. The Haptix is designed to transform tabletops and keyboards into tools that you use to interact with your computer. Basically, it wants to be the reason that workers can finally say, without fear, goodbye mouse. The creators consider their device “Multitouch Reinvented.” They say that it is as intuitive and natural as a multitouch screen, just without the actual screen. They have a point. This product is no Leap Motion me-too hiccup, but rather an attempt to create a practical alternative for people who work with spreadsheets, reports, and design projects where traditionally the mouse and keyboard have been thought to be the most practical tools to get the work done. 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.