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Mercury Receives $9.2M Order for Rugged Servers for Airborne Surveillance Applications

Mercury Receives $9.2M Order for Rugged Servers for Airborne Surveillance Applications

first_imgMercury Systems has announced that they have received a $9.2 million order from a defense prime contractor for rugged rackmount servers to be used in an airborne surveillance application. The orders were booked in the Company’s fiscal 2019 third quarter and fiscal 2020 first quarter and are expected to be shipped over the next several quarters.In collaboration with a prime contractor, mercury has designed the airborne servers to meet the unique requirements of the airborne cabin environment while optimizing performance, mitigating risk, and minimizing long-term costs.Mercury’s Rugged Enterprise Servers (RES) are deployed in a broad range of surface, subsurface, ground and airborne mission-critical applications. Featuring the latest commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technologies, Mercury’s servers deliver industry-leading performance and superior resilience to shock, dust, vibration and temperature extremes, ensuring availability in space-constrained, harsh environments.Click here to read more about Rugged Rackmount Servers from Mercury Systems.last_img read more

Play Disney Parks App Debuts on June 30

Play Disney Parks App Debuts on June 30

first_imgShare This!I have exciting news for you all today! The all-new Play Disney Parks mobile app will make its official debut for both Disneyland and Walt Disney World on June 30!What is this app all about? It’s designed so that Guests can play together through all-new interactive experiences and activities that have been created for select attraction queues. Attractions that are currently part of the Play Disney Parks app will include:“Playset Party” at Toy Story Mania! in both Disney California Adventure and Disney’s Hollywood Studios“Off to Neverland” at Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom“Rocket Race” at Space Mountain at Disneyland and Magic Kingdom,“Andy’s Boardgame Blast!” at Slinky Dog Dash at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosThrough these games, Guests can earn, collect and share uniquely themed achievements, rewarded for playing games, answering trivia, completing challenges and experiencing select attractions. There will also be a Disney trivia section to play with too!In addition, the app will include the ability for Guests to celebrate the songs of Disney by using Apple Music from within the app to tap into a curated audio experience. There will be official playlists inspired by beloved theme park lands, attractions and characters. Apple Music subscribers will even be able to add favorite Disney tracks direct to their Apple Music library allowing them to re-live the magic of Disney parks music at home.To find out more about the app’s features, take a look at this video:The Play Disney Parks app will continually evolve over time with new experiences and offerings introduced over time, including in the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.The app will be free to download, and guests can pre-order today on the App Store and Google Play to be among the first to have the app automatically downloaded on their device.last_img read more

Getty to License Images from Flickr Users

Getty to License Images from Flickr Users

first_imgRelated Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Yahoo and Getty Images announced a partnership today which will allow Getty to contact Flickr users and offer them to add their images to Getty’s collection. Getty would then license these images and offer them to its clients. A notworthy aspect of this program is that the photographer on Flickr simply has to wait to be contacted by Getty. There is no way to directly submit photos to this program. Flickr members will receive between 20 to 40 percent of the licensing fee, depending on the terms of the license.Flickr, unlike sites like deviantArt or SmugMug, does not offer its members the option to sell prints of their photos outright. Flickr, just like most of its direct photo sharing competitors, only offers its users the option to order prints for themselves.Clearly, Flickr and Getty are going after more casual photographers here, who would not normally submit their work to Getty’s own iStockphoto or its competitors. Given the outstanding work that a lot of photographers post to Flickr, this relationship will probably be beneficial to both Flickr, as it can promote this opportunity to its members, and to Getty, which gets easier access to more photos.This announcement is not going to make much of a difference to professional photographers, who would probably not want to rely on serendipity to have their photos found, but it would give casual photographers a reason to put their pictures up on Flickr instead of a competitor’s site.As Thomas Hawk notes, it is interesting that Getty will put the Flickr images into a special “Flickr Collection” on its site. Getty’s own profession photographers are most likely not too happy to have amateurs compete with them on the same level, which would explain this firewall between the regular Getty collection and the Flickr collection.In an interview with pdnonline, Flickr’s general managers Kakul Srivastava mentions that Flickr and Getty have a business relationship that goes beyond this deal, but declined to comment about the details. It will be interesting to see how this partnership develops over time. Tags:#news#Photo Sharing Services#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Is Facebook a Cult?

Is Facebook a Cult?

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Tags:#Analysis#Facebook#Features#social networks#web Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationcenter_img Facebook announced that it hit 200 million users today and Chief Operating Officer Cheryl Sandberg made a blog post describing some of the data mining that the company is doing of those connections. It’s going to be great for advertisers, she says, it should also be very good for the rest of us as well. I think it’s creepy.It’s all about “The Stream.” The conversations we have in public parts of the site, the items we interact with in our Facebook Newsfeeds, and the way that builds connections between a larger group of people. Here at ReadWriteWeb we’re very excited about social networking, real time feeds, network effects and the like. But this Facebook ethos has gone far enough that it’s time to question whether there’s something cult-like going on.Photo: From the Grand Rapids Michigan Zombie Walk, where thousands of people gathered on the streets merely dressed as zombies, after meeting on Facebook. CC by Flickr user Steven Depolo.Sociologist Robert J. Lifton wrote an outline several decades ago of what makes some groups considered “cults.” There are some parallels with the way Facebook is working these days.A theory: Facebook management is acting like a group of cult leaders intent on changing the rest of us into more social, less private people than we might want to be. Maybe all social networking services are trying to do that – but the way Facebook is going about it feels particularly cult-like.Six weeks ago we wrote that Facebook’s management had lost its grip on reality. This is another way to look at it and is updated based on what’s happened since then.Here are a few of Lifton’s criteria for cult status and the evidence we see so far. The rest of the criteria are available in many places around the web, including here. Judge for yourself.MILIEU CONTROLThis includes things things like physical isolation and control over the environment that people experience, with personal change being the intended result. Does that sound like Facebook? The company has forced millions of people into accepting big changes to their social environment despite protests. The social and identity data we create there is held captive and doesn’t play well with other sites and Facebook says the end result is that the average person is now more connected than people are through “traditional communication.” Every change to Facebook is a change in the social landscape for millions and millions of people – unless we stop using the service, we are at their mercy.Facebook’s privacy controls are notoriously complex and unclear. It’s a fast moving new world and many non-technical users are confused about which of their activities are exposed to others and which aren’t. That’s not unique to Facebook, but they could certainly do a better job of making it easier to use the service while still maintaining the kinds of privacy many of us like to have in real life.MYSTICAL MANIPULATION Mark Zuckerberg is a young man who used to have his face on every Facebook page and who turned down a $1 billion offer to buy the company. If his faux-modesty isn’t covering up a seriously Messianic self-image, we’d be surprised.Lifton wrote that mystical manipulation often occurs through “planned spontaneity.” When we think about the magical connection of old friends through mysterious algorithms, simple school networks and friend of a friend recommendations – that sounds like an experience in “planned spontaneity” for most people to us.THE DEMAND FOR PURITYHigh-level executives are leaving Facebook and telling at least one reporter that there’s no dissent allowed in company discussions anymore. Lifton also says that confessions of wrong doing are an important part of the demand for purity. Facebook seems to confess that it was wrong more often and more publicly than almost any other company we know – but Beacon is still alive and the new system of psuedo democratic voting hasn’t made Facebook’s new interface any less like Twitter than it was when millions of people revolted.SACRED SCIENCELifton says a cult-like group “offers considerable security to young people because it greatly simplifies the world and answers a contemporary need to combine a sacred set of dogmatic principles with a claim to a science embodying the truth about human behavior and human psychology.” Facebook’s claim to speak to the basic human need to “connect,” combined with the company’s number crunching and shiny new graphs, certainly seems scientific and all-encompassing. But isn’t there a lot more to human connection than one liner status updates, photos posted online, “thumbs up” and the other relatively mechanistic interactions that people have on Facebook?What’s the end result of all these magical connections through relatively shallow communication? Advertising! Sandberg wrote the following today on the company blog:With greater connectedness has come the ability for people to influence one another with more speed and efficiency. We’ve seen this lead to people spreading information and organizing events on a mass scale, often within days and weeks. For example, within weeks of T-Mobile airing an advertisement, Facebook users organized thousands of people to recreate the ad with a “Silent Dance” at the same station.That T-Mobile dance was a commercial version of what people call a Flash Mob. Actors got together in a public place and engaged in a co-ordinated dance between people that bystanders had assumed were unconnected strangers. The logical thing for the surprised and delighted bystanders to do was call friends and families on their cell phones – hence the T-Mobile tie-in. Apparently The Facebook Stream allowed some groups of people to co-ordinate a public re-enactment of the T-Mobile dance. That’s the highlight of all this that Sandberg points to – formerly free-thinking individuals used Facebook to turn themselves into players in an advertisement for a giant telecommunications company. It sounds pretty suspicious to me. It’s because of the risk to free thought and independence that many of us prefer a vision of the social web’s future based on small, independent but interoperable social networks. Each with their own governance, ethos and infrastructure, but able to send messages from point to point to point. That’s the way the Internet used to work. As one group amasses huge amounts of centralized power the way that Facebook has, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the psychological relationship between the site’s owners and its users. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

Amazon Bringing Its Daily Deals Service to New York City

Amazon Bringing Its Daily Deals Service to New York City

first_imgAmazon is bringing its daily deals Groupon competitor to the largest city in the United States. AmazonLocal, which debuted in select cities including Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago in early August, is coming to New York City. With Groupon’s IPO lingering, Amazon looks to be moving aggressively to impede the daily deals giant’s momentum.Since New York City is so big, Amazon says that the initial rollout will be for most of Manhattan (downtown, midtown, uptown including upper east and west sides) and Brooklyn. Amazon made no mention of the Bronx, Queens or Staten Island. Coming to New York City is a significant move for AmazonLocal and perhaps a precursor to a nation-wide rollout. Are you more inclined to use an established e-commerce company like Amazon for daily deals over startups like Groupon or LivingSocial?In addition to its daily deals offerings for physical locations such as spas, restaurants, cupcake bakeries or yoga studios, AmazonLocal will offer deals through the company’s subsidiary sites such as Myhabit.com and 6pm.com, as well as the main Amazon.com homepage. It remains to be seen if the daily deals phenomenon will retain traction among consumers. Groupon created the industry and has seen it grow wildly in the last several years but there are signs of consumer fatigue. Yet, Groupon continues to make aggressive moves to expand its core features and geographic range. We will see in late September or October, when Groupon’s IPO day comes, how investors rate not only the company but the daily deals space as a whole. Amazon probably likes what it has seen with the AmazonLocal product line to move into New York City. As we noted earlier in August when Amazon first rolled out its daily deals service, it has some significant advantages over Groupon. It has a mature infrastructure, the payment information of nearly all its members and experience in dealing with local merchants. dan rowinski Tags:#Amazon#e-commerce#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts last_img read more

Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips

Top 5 Facebook Privacy Tips

first_img3. Take Care of Your TaggageThat’s right, I said taggage, not baggage. It’s all kind of the same these days, though. Unlike Google+, which asks users if they’d like facial recognition turned on in photos, Facebook offers “tag suggestions.” This means that when a photo that looks like you is uploaded to the network, Facebook suggests adding a tag. It says that this helps “save time,” especially when many photos are uploaded from a single event. It does not tag you automatically, but this sort of thing does count as facial recognition. If you would like to opt-out of this feature, change the “who sees tag suggestions when photos that look like you are uploaded” option to “no one.” If you don’t mind keeping it within friends, select the “friends” option. You can also adjust the Timeline and Tagging options, turning on the review tags and review posts friends tag you in. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… 4. Limit Audience for Past PostsThe switch to Timeline caused many to promptly wipe and clean up their Facebook profiles, making them shiny new and pristine for friends. Changing the privacy settings on old posts means that you’re making a conscious decision to share even past posts with only your current Facebook friends. This includes posts you’ve previously made public, or posts you’ve shared with people who you may not be friends with anymore. It poses an interesting question – do you want to change your Facebook past? That photo of an ex that you’ve since Facebook defriended, or perhaps a friend that you needed to unfriend for a time? If those photos represent memories, is it really necessary to go for a one-size-fits-all vision of your Facebook past? “Think of this button as a one-stop shop to edit visibility of all your past Facebook posts,” says Downey. “Anything that was open to the public or friends of friends will change to friends only.” 5. Make Your Subscriber Search PrivateDo you want your Facebook profile to be a community space, or a subscriber-based stream of you? Removing the public Subscribe option will help keep random strangers out of your publicly facing community. Badgeville’s Director of Marketing Adena DeMonte was the eighth person to comment on Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement of the Subscribe button. Since then, she has accumulated 76,000 public subscribers, a dramatically greater amount than the 10,000 who discovered her Twitter over the years. It seems like a great way to promote herself as a blogger, and her company as a whole. Right? “The experience has been extremely poor, especially from a privacy standpoint,” says DeMonte. “While among my 76,000 subscribers I have a sizable amount of intelligent people who I’d like to engage with, the majority of my subscribers are middle-aged men from countries that do not speak English, mostly in Indonesia, Malaysia, and India. That alone is not bad, but the amount of inappropriate content produced by these men and shared on my wall is overwhelming.”As a result, DeMonte has blocked comments by her subscribers. That’s not where the drama ends, however. These men have friend requested many of her female friends, including her own mother. Her real friends started unfriending her, too, and actually got upset with her. Sometimes, a massive social media presence comes at a price. “Unless you turn off Subscriber Search, anyone can subscribe to your public posts, whether you know them or not,” says Downey. “This means that your ‘public timeline’ will show up in search engine results and let anyone look up your timeline by name.”To change this, go to Account Settings > Subscribers, and uncheck the “allow subscribers” box. Lead image by Shutterstock. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Facebook#privacy#web 2. Don’t Let Your Friends Share Your InfoPay close attention to requests from random Facebook social apps like BranchOut. (Plus, do you really want to do “career networking” on Facebook? Casual networking is one thing, but for purely professional connecting, go to LinkedIn.)“BranchOut requests your basic info; your email address; your profile info: education history, location and work history; and your friends’ profile information, including their education histories, locations and work histories,” says Abine. “Even without your permission, BranchOut can access your friends’ permission.” This is not only intrusive, yes, but also indicative of something more important: As soon as you become Facebook friends with another user, you are allowing them to access a great deal of information about you. This is even more reason to watch what you share on your Facebook profile and who you become friends with.To change this setting, go to Privacy Settings > Apps, Games and Websites. Then select “How people bring your info to apps they use.” Go through and uncheck information about yourself that you don’t want your friends to share via social apps and games. Related Posts Frequent Facebook users have a love-hate relationship with the world’s largest social network. It’s hard not to worry about how Facebook is using the information we so freely feed it, yet the platform itself is so fun and enjoyable to use, oftentimes it’s easier to overlook the bigger privacy picture for in-the-moment fun. Parents share images of their kids with friends and distant relatives. Artists trade links and images on Facebook, collaborating and curating ideas and interests. Yet the social networking comes with a price, as evidenced by the controversy caused by the Girls Around Me App, which uses public Foursquare and Facebook location data to map women nearby. And of course, it’s easier to freak out about apps like this than to seriously consider what dumping your personal information onto Facebook itself means.Facebook users need to be aware of what they’re sharing and with whom, especially the young and vulnerable. To get a better idea of five ways to better protect your Facebook privacy, ReadWriteWeb talked to Sarah Downey, a privacy analyst for Abine, the maker of Do Not Track Plus.Be aware of what you share on Facebook, but also keep an eye on social-sharing apps that let your friends share your information. If you are worried about the information that you’ve made available on Facebook, limit with whom you share it.1. Limit Sharing to Friends OnlyThis suggestion is diametrically opposed to Zuckerberg’s famous “the age of privacy is over” declaration in 2009 in which he decided that everyone should share everything they posted on Facebook with everyone else. Later he retreated on this statement. The FTC stepped in, especially as the Timeline era approached. Facebook users can set the default to “friends only,” and that’s exactly what Downey suggests. “If you’re sharing with ‘friends of friends,’ you’re exposing your info to an average of 150,000 people,” says Downey. “When your data is open to the public, it can – and does – end up anywhere: the Girls Around Me app or Spokeo.com are two creepy examples.”To change the settings to friends-only, go to Privacy Settings, and select “Friends” or “Custom.” Adjust the settings according to whom you would prefer sees your posts. Note that if you check the “Friends of those tagged” box, you are allowing Facebook to share the post on your wall with the friends of the person tagged. alicia eler A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

City updates

City updates

first_imgWhat’s new in the big cities.LondonExhibition: Head to London’s National Gallery (Trafalgar Square; Tel: 020 7747 2885) to see the largest ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s surviving paintings. The display concentrates on da Vinci’s career as a court painter in Milan. Till February 5.Restaurant revamp: Celebrating its 50th year, a new-look Rib Room Bar & Restaurant (Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Cadogan Place; Tel: 020 7858 7250) is back with a pricey menu where modern British dishes sit alongside classic chophouse fare. The wine list comes on iPads, and there’s a comfy bar with snacks and a big focus on cocktails. Theatre: Celebrated comedy film The Ladykillers has been adapted into a hilarious and thrilling new play, which opens at Gielgud Theatre (Shaftesbury Avenue; Tel: 020 7907 7071) on November 26. Till February 12.Dance: Watch dancers from Taiwan’s Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, a contemporary dance group, take the stage at Sadler’s Wells (Rosebery Avenue; Tel: 0844 412 4300). Their new act is called White, divided into three parts, each presenting a different type of white. From: November 9 to 12.New yorkParade: Witness New York City’s holiday season officially kick off at 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24. It begins at on 77th Street and Central Park West. Expect thousands of soaring balloons, colourful floats and of course the Santa Claus. Route map on www.macys.com/parade New menu: Eric Ripert’s Le Bernardin (155 W 51st Street; 212 554 1515), the Top Rated restaurant in the Zagat 2012 New York City Restaurants Survey, has added a new lounge area where you can enjoy a more casual a la carte selection for lunch. And by more casual, we mean you don’t have to have a reservation and gents don’t have to wear jackets.Ballet: The New York City Ballet production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker features marching toy soldiers, a gigantic Christmas tree, crystalline snowflakes and some of the most glorious dancing. From November 25 to December 31; tickets start at US$ 29 (www.nycballet.com).Train show: Watch more than 100 model trains zip through more than 100 replicas of NYC landmarks–Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium and Washington Bridge–at the New York Botanical Garden (Bronx; tel: 718 817 8700) The set is made from natural supplies such as orange slices, cinnamon sticks, bark and pinecones. From November 19 to January 16.ParisChinese restaurant: Feast on the flavours of Canton at the newly-opened Shang Palace at Shangri-La Hotel (10 avenue d’Iena; Tel: 01 5367 1992). The menu has dishes with interesting names like Buddha Jumping Over the Wall and Beggar’s Chicken. The decor is all feng shui.Sandwich bar: Called The Club (rue Surcouf; tel: 01 4550 3154), this new Left Bank venture owes its name to the nine different ways it makes the club sandwich. From king crab to foie gras, roast beef to vegetables, all nine sandwiches come with delicious fillings. The drinks menu has fresh detox juices (carrot and ginger, for example) and the absolute must-have is the cheesecake. Nightclub: The newest nightclub in town is David Lynch’s Silencio (142 rue Montmartre). And it’s not just a nightclub; Silencio hosts live gigs, DJs and other performances; there are films, old and new, in the 24-seat theatre, plus food tastings and a concierge service.Exhibition: Beauty, Morals and Voluptuousness in the England of Oscar Wilde–this exhibition at Musee D’orsay (1 rue de Legion d’Honneur) brings to Paris the works of Oscar Wilde, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris and Aubrey Beardsley. Till January 15.KolkataSpa: Sohum Spa, a chain of wellness spas based in Mumbai, opened its doors to Calcutta at Kenilworth Hotel (Little Russell Street; Tel: 2282 3939). The three-room spa set-up is relaxing in dark wood and white. There are more than 30 therapies on the menu. The Sohum Signature Massage integrates a sports massage with Thai acu-pressure techniques.Vegetarian hotel: Bang in the middle of one of the city’s busiest stretches stands a swanky new hotel, Casa Fortuna (234/1, AJC Bose Road; Tel: 4021 8000), which is also Kolkata’s first vegetarian boutique property. Casa Kitchen, the multi-cuisine bar-restaurant, serves a variety of cuisine ranging from kebabs, Chinese and Continental.Store opening: The swanky 600 sq ft Tommy Hilfiger store at Forum Courtyard (Elgin Road) is done up with traditional maple wood panelling, Ithaca-striped wallpaper and peppy blue tones. The fall-winter collection, currently on display, finds its inspiration from the neighbourhoods and towns of New York. Restaurant: More news for vegetarians. Cream Centre, another Mumbai’s chain, has upped shutters in Kolkata. The 3,500 sq ft restaurant (1 Allenby Road, the lane opposite Forum on Elgin Road) is divided into three sections, with open seating dominating the centre and booth-like alcoves on one side, built to fit in with the thick pillars of the old building.MumbaiWellness: Leading French beauty brand, L’occitane en Provence, opened its first Mumbai store at The Palladium Mall (Phoenix Mills Compound, Lower Parel). The store is spread over 400 sq ft. Restaurant: Just the name Oye Kake (13, Cawasji Patel Street, near Yazdani Bakery, Fort; tel: 2287 1882) tells you which part of India is on the menu of this new colourful restaurant. But there’s no Butter Chicken from Punjab, this place proudly proclaims its pure-veg status. So forget the chicken leg and go for the simple yet delicious Sarson da Saag and Makki di Roti.Airport shop: The Eternal Gandhi souvenir shop is located inside the departure lounge of the international airport, and stocks around 50 Bapu-inspired products. The list is exhaustive. There’s ceramic Gandhi statues, wristwatches, T-shirts, mugs, statues of the iconic three monkeys, khadi shirts, bookmarks, magnets, notepads, calendars, paperweights, key chains and pens. Home store: Newcomer Shaastra (Waterfield Road, Bandra West; tel: 2643 2303) has railway clocks, wind up telephones and antique locks among other standard knick-knacks and accessories.Gwalior with Ayaan Ali KhanThe city: Though I have visited many ‘happening’ cities, the place I like returning to is Gwalior, where my forefathers settled in after they migrated from Central Asia. It is indeed the music capital of India. It was home to Tansen. You must visit the Tansen Tomb in Gwalior. Our ancestral home has been converted into a museum called Sarod Ghar. So anyone with a love for music and history would have a great time visiting the museum. Favourite hotel: For the stay, I recommend the fabulous Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior. Originally a part of the Gwalior Palace that belongs to the Scindia’s, it is now one of India’s best hotels. From the food to the architecture, it is an absolute winner. It also offers great views of the city from its pavilions. So even if you are not staying at the hotel, do spend an evening at Usha Kiran Palace and enjoy the panoramic views. The mood: Gwalior also has an interesting city centre. It has malls, restaurants and cafes, all things modern… Yet there is an old-world charm because the city is very proud of its past.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Lokpal Bill fiasco: BJP delegation meets President, urges to reconvene Parliament session

Lokpal Bill fiasco: BJP delegation meets President, urges to reconvene Parliament session

first_imgA delegation of senior BJP leaders submitted a memorandum to President Pratibha Patil on Thursday demanding reconvening of Parliament session to facilitate voting on Lokpal Bill.The BJP leaders’ meeting with the President comes exactly a week after the Rajya Sabha Chairman, Vice-President Hamid Ansari, adjourned the House sine die without voting on the controversial Lokpal Bill amidst repeated disruption even as the debate over it was yet to be over.After the midnight drama in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of the extended winter session, the BJP leaders met the President to protest the manner in which the session ended without voting over the Bill.Veteran leader L.K. Advani, who headed the delegation, said after the meeting: “We expect intervention from the President on what had happened in the Rajya Sabha during the Lokpal debate.”The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, said, “There has been subversion of parliamentary institution. For the first time the government used a contrived disturbance to stop the Bill being put to vote. The President should suggest some ways to ensure that parliamentary norms are not diluted. The government should convene another session and ensure that voting takes place.””When such a breakdown of constitutional machinery takes place, the President must act as the protector of Constitution. The President could advise the government to reconvene the session and immediately take a vote,” Jaitley said.He had earlier termed the uproar in the Rajya Sabha on the last day of its winter session as “flee-dom at midnight” and said it was a murder of democracy.The BJP delegation comprised party president Nitin Gadkari, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and various other top leaders. The party has also been planning a weeklong agitation across the country over the issue.- With Headlines Today inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

73 killed in Egypt football match riot

73 killed in Egypt football match riot

first_imgAt least 73 people died on Wednesday when a riot broke out after a football match at a stadium in eastern Egypt, the state-run media reported.The riot erupted in Port Said city after the home team el-Masry beat popular el-Ahly team three to one in an Egyptian Premier League match.The fans of the rival teams started pelting stones at each other amid weak presence of security force, Xinhua quoted the official Nile TV as saying. Hundreds of people were injured.Chief of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Hussein Tantawi ordered two military planes to fly to the riot scene for airlifting the players, fans and the injured.Egyptian parliament will hold an emergency session Thursday over the clash.Following the riot, a big fire erupted in the stadium where another match between Zamalik and Ismaily teams was cancelled because of the riot.Egyptian Prosecutor General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud has ordered an investigation into the riot.last_img read more