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first_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Picking the NFL Most Valuable Player usually comes down to picking between a few good quarterbacks on a few good teams.This season is no exception.For FiveThiryEight’s Benjamin Morris, making an MVP pick (which for the first time in forever isn’t Peyton Manning) comes down to breaking a toss-up between three quarterbacks: the Arizona Cardinals’ Carson Palmer, the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady and the Cincinnati Bengals’ Andy Dalton. As it does for most people, Palmer’s 12-2 record as a starter for the Cardinals over the last two years compared to the 5-5 mark without him goes a long way in swaying Morris’ opinion.With Palmer, the Cardinals offense has scored 0.75 points above expectation per drive. Without him, this plummets to -0.11. This 0.86-point swing — per drive — is huge and can explain most of the Cardinals’ good fortune this year.Thus, on epistemic grounds alone, Palmer seems more likely than Dalton to be the best quarterback.…So let’s say it’s between Palmer and Brady.Unfortunately for New England, Brady doesn’t miss enough games to have his With or Without You (WOWY) stats measured very well.Between the three MVP candidates’ teams, Arizona’s offense has taken the biggest leap forward this season from last.It’s hurt Brady’s case that he’s hardly missed time to compare the Patriots’ offense without him in command. Plus, New England’s upswing on offense only returned the squad to past seasons’ production. Therefore, it’s hard to determine if it’s Brady, the scheme or other players that have made the Pats successful over the last several seasons. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo As for Dalton and the Bengals, well, the catalyst to their ascent this year is even more mysterious.Cardinals fans would probably agree with Morris. Watching Palmer perform with the Cardinals, it’s pretty clear he’s incredibly important to their success.And isn’t that the definition of Most Valuable Player?last_img read more

John Why are some of the phishing scams so blatan

first_img John: Why are some of the phishing scams so blatantly stupid? Like a Craigslist price of $2,307 for a 2013 BMW. It’s obvious to anyone. Durk: “Oh gee, I’m a Nigerian prince and I want to move $50 million to America and I’ll give you half of it if you help me.” Why are people trying a scam that’s so stupidly obvious? The answer is very simple: These are competent and professional fraudsters. If somebody falls for the Nigerian prince thing, then they’ll be stupid enough to give the fraudsters their Social Security number, their bank account number, and their password. With the Nigerian prince scam, the fraudsters get rid of the 99% of the people that aren’t that stupid right away. John: Ah. The more inane the fraud pitch is, the better the fraudsters target their market to the stupid. Doug, what’s your definition of stupidity again? Doug: Stupidity, like intelligence, comes in a number of flavors. The most common definition of stupidity is “of low intelligence” – but that’s rather circular, like saying “slow” means “not very fast.” I like to define “stupid” as the ability to see the immediate and direct consequences of actions, but the inability to see the delayed and indirect consequences. Like most criminals, black-hat hackers never see the long-term consequences – like being hunted, being held in contempt by most of society, and probably landing in jail. Or indirect consequences – like destroying their self-respect. Among other things. An even better definition of stupidity, applicable both to those who respond to the Nigerian prince scam as well as the Nigerian Prince himself, is “an unwitting tendency towards self-destruction.” Even when criminals score high on IQ tests, they still fit this definition. So while computer criminals are undoubtedly smarter than street criminals, they’re still rather stupid in very important ways. Durk: It’s relatively easy to protect yourself from being financially harmed in a hack. The first rule here is, don’t let a million different companies have your credit card number. Almost every company is perfectly willing to deal with a debit card rather than a credit card. If you keep a small amount of spending money in a debit card account, then that’s the most you can lose. And if it’s not your fault, you’re probably going to be made good. Second, you use encrypted wire transfers with your bank to make deposits. You see that little padlock up on the address line on your browser that says https rather than http? That’s an encrypted link. Just make sure that you or your browser entered your bank’s internet URL. Don’t click on an email link that appears to have come from your bank, because it may be a fraudulent phishing email that takes you to a URL with an https connection and a padlock that is NOT really your bank but sure looks exactly like your bank’s internet page and likely will have a confusingly similar URL! Recommended Link The next step is to keep your attack surface to a minimum. An attack surface is the path that you could be attacked through. For example, the more companies that have your credit or debit card numbers, the bigger your attack surface. When you buy something on the phone, tell them, “I don’t want my credit card number or debit card number being kept permanently on file. I just want to do this one transaction with you and don’t want to set up an account.” It’s in their computer and memory just long enough to clear with the bank or the credit card and then it’s gone. If the company then gets hacked, you are safer. There are only two places that have my debit card number permanently on file: PayPal and Amazon. Both of those are really serious about security. John: But the bad guys can be mighty sneaky. Durk: Yes. Clicking on an ad can load malware onto your computer if you’re not careful, especially if you use Windows. With a Mac, Gatekeeper will ask for your password, warn you that you are about to load an un-vetted program, and ask if you really want to do this. Some of those ads are little more than a pixel in size. Companies that are selling ad space on their websites don’t do anywhere near what I think is adequate to check out the advertisers. If you use Adblock Plus with Firefox, you are protected because you will never even see the ad, let alone be able to click on it.Also, you want a more secure browser than something that’s provided by Microsoft or Google. They’ve got a file on you that’s bigger than the FBI, NSA, and the CIA put together. Every time you do a search they’ve got your IP address – that is your internet protocol address which identifies you uniquely – and they also have years and years of tracking every search you’ve ever done, what you search for, and what you clicked on after you did the search. That is a vast amount of information. With that information and a bit of computer intelligence, they can figure out that your daughter is pregnant before you know it yourself. Deciphering masses of disparate data to allow for conclusions results from the availability of these dense patterns of information, in what is called the matrix effect. Microsoft and Google both make more money off of your personal information than they make off any products. The last time I looked at the contract for Windows 10 for individual users, it was 140 pages long. Buried inside there’s a section that essentially says, “All information on your computer belongs to us and we can do anything with it we want.” You agree to this by checking a box that you never read. Any time you do a Google search they’re harvesting information from you. They’ll sell it to anybody. They’ll sell it to the FSB/KGB, the DEA; they’ll sell it to the cops. If you’re getting a service for free on the internet, you need to know that you are the product. John: And they can sell this information to burglars who are local to you? Durk: Not intentionally, but yes, and these burglars then know what you drive, where you drive to and when, where your home is located. They know you’re asleep at 3 a.m., they know you have a Ferrari, they steal your Ferrari out of your driveway. John: How do you avoid this? Durk: In the case of Windows, there’s a free program you can get called ShutUp10. It reduces the amount of information getting delivered back to Microsoft from your computer. You need to keep that ShutUp10 up to date because Microsoft keeps changing the spyware they put on your computer. It’s a constant race. The web has turned into a massive theft of personal information used for marketing purposes. Also, when doing searches, go to – a ridiculous name, I know – DuckDuckGo.com. They’ll forward your search to Google and Bing and a whole bunch of other search engines, but they won’t forward your IP address, and they won’t keep a dossier on you and all your searches. Oh, incidentally, don’t use Facebook. Don’t use Twitter. They make all their money by selling your personal information. Just don’t use them. John: My son told me that travel booking sites substantially raise the available rates for flights if they see you shopping around for a specific trip. Indeed, it happened to me two days ago. I searched a fare three times during the day. The third time, the fare jumped up threefold and stayed high from then on. I thought I had missed out on a good fare. My son told me to try browsing incognito. Google Chrome has an incognito mode: turns it on. I turned it on, searched the flight again, and the price for my flight was the nice low one that it had quoted me initially. Sneaky. But I wonder if I can trust Google Chrome’s incognito mode for long. Durk: Google Chrome will still fink you out. I use Firefox, which has an incognito mode, with the extensions NoScript, Privacy Badger, Adblock Plus, Cookie Controller, and Random Agent Spoofer. Note that you do not have to restrict yourself to one browser when price shopping for expensive items. Justin’s note: Chris Wood, our tech expert and editor of Extraordinary Technology, recommended a cybersecurity stock last year that handed his readers triple-digit gains in little over a year. And he’s just found the company set to displace last year’s winner… for potential 130% profits. You can access the name of this company—and all of Chris’ latest research—with a risk-free trial subscription to Extraordinary Technology. Click here to learn more.Also be sure to check out Part 2 of Doug’s interview tomorrow, where the guys discuss other ways to start protecting yourself from hackers. Reader Mailbag Today, readers respond to our recent Dispatch on the future of electric-car maker Tesla… It’s the first time I have put pen to paper to you but I just have to say that I can’t agree more regarding your prognosis on Tesla. Believing what you have just said, back in March I placed a put, for June, on Tesla crashing, only to lose my $5,000 bet. Clearly the man [Tesla founder Elon Musk] is a perfect artist in front of the American investing public, who just follow and follow his dreams. I’m afraid that you are right, however. On the other hand, it’s great to see how you Americans can follow a dream. Is that not what makes America great? –Rodney Justin’s note: Over the next two days, I’m sharing a special interview that features Doug Casey and his colleagues on the latest crime wave that’s sweeping the globe.Below, you’ll hear from John Hunt, an MD and coauthor with Doug of Speculator and Drug Lord, and Durk Pearson, bestselling author and former rocket scientist and aerospace physicist. They recently sat down with Doug to share their best tips on how to protect yourself against the growing cyber-threat.I think you’ll find their ideas interesting and timely…John: Equifax hacks, Russian hacks, and political hacks are all competing with the Kardashians for primetime news reports. Let’s focus on something that might actually matter to each of us and that we can do something about: our own personal cybersecurity. Durk: Computer security is a lot more important than most people realize. Absent precautions, it’s like if you had a stack of $100 bills and left it on the sidewalk in front of your house. If someone happens to stroll through your neighborhood, he can just pick them up. Likewise, most people have no computer defenses at all. You have more than $100 bills in that computer. You have your future money too, and your credit. But you can become resistant to this. It’s not an impossible task. Remember the old story? You don’t have to run faster than the bear. You just have to run faster than the other guy. And that is surprisingly simple. John: So what do you advise that everyone should do now? Durk: First know that if you live in a gated residential community, you have a very low chance of being robbed. But the internet is as if everyone lives in Watts in the 1960s, or South Chicago now. John: You have to build your gates and walls. Durk: Right. Now, you don’t have to be a perfectly hard target. There is no such thing as a perfectly hard target. The CIA got hacked for a lot of their extremely dangerous hacking tools which are now out in the public domain. If the CIA can get hacked, believe me you can get hacked too. On the other hand, all you have to do is make yourself a much harder target than the value of what people can get out of you and you’re going to be left alone. They’re going to move on to somebody else who isn’t as tough. Which is most everybody. — This may spill over to SpaceX… Boring General Motors (GM) is safer. –Bruce — All Signs Point to a Giant Bull Supercycle In This Sector and the Masses Are Completely Ignoring It… Right now, the masses of “herd” investors are piling into mainstream stocks, completely convinced that this overvalued bull market will just “keep going.” But they’re ignoring an even more lucrative opportunity in a hidden sector completely outside of the equities market. Only a handful of millionaire “lone-wolf” contrarian investors are paying attention to it – licking their lips in anticipation of windfall profits that haven’t been seen in seven years. If you’re an independent thinker who is brave enough not to be just another “herd” investor, click here to learn the details of this “lone-wolf” opportunity. Recommended Link Do You Want to Profit From Today’s Marijuana Boom… But Not Sure Which Stocks to Buy? The marijuana market is on fire. Everyone wants to get rich with pot stocks today. With crazy gains of 7,820%… 17,300%… and even 69,000%, pot stocks like these averaged peak gains of 29,000%. But other pot stocks have tanked. Do you want to make money from today’s marijuana mania? Not sure which pot stocks are safe and which are risky? Then watch this presentation right now and see the 3 pot stocks to buy right now. It is interesting another guy is saying go long on Tesla and that it will be up in the high 300s by the end of Q4!–Williamlast_img read more

While Americans are busy dissecting the Michelle W

first_imgWhile Americans are busy dissecting the Michelle Wolf monologue at the White House Correspondents’ dinner, Nigerians (and experts on Nigeria) are busy expressing themselves about Monday’s meeting with President Trump and their president Muhammadu Buhari. It’s the first time Trump has met with a sub-Saharan African leader.Here’s a roundup of responses, from interviews with Nigerians and other commenters and from Twitter.Some are glad the meeting took place.”I am really excited about the recent developments, and I believe it’s a way of strengthening relationship between both countries,” says writer Divine Nwoye.Others are not fans of the U.S. President, especially in light of his reported use of a vulgar term to characterize African nations in January 2018.Desmond Okon, political commentator and resident of Lagos: “He’s a controversial human being who has a reputation for offensive comments. [Our] President should be careful with the things he says to avoid selling the country out.”Some praise Trump’s sympathy for the “killings of Christians”…Osita Obeta, who just joined he National Youth Service Scheme for the one-year mandatory stint: “I’ve always loved Trump and his frankness when it comes to talking about issues, and his stance on the senseless killings in Nigeria is a good one. Leaders should not shy away from calling a spade a spade.”… but others are skeptical.Some wonder why Trump only mentioned one group that’s suffering.And some are wondering about visas to immigrate to the U.S.There’s a call for action, not just talk.Victor Ejechi, a recent graduate of the University of Benin who lives in Lagos: Trump’s remarks needs to be acted upon before we can have a full-blown celebration. Rhetoric statements on fighting human trafficking, corruption and insecurity don’t solve problems. I hope Buhari returns to Nigeria energized to take serious actions on what he discussed with Trump.”They’re glad that corruption was mentioned but aren’t certain change is coming.Ejechi says Buhari’s war against corruption has not produced “good results”: “What have we done with all the recovered money? Has anybody been jailed for corruption?”Obeta has a different perspective: “Buhari has partly tried to eliminate corruption, but the people he is working with have not made it easy for him.”They’re glad that trade was brought up:Merit Ayibe, a journalism student: “I am happy they discussed trade because Nigeria needs to attract more investment rather than aid for real development to happen.”They have mixed feeling about U.S. aid.Ayibe: “No country can develop by depending on aid. Most of the aid we’ve collected in the past were not used well, in fact they could provide basic facilities that would address issues like malaria.”Okon: “Aid is good, but the question is what is the catch? What is the motivation behind it? If the agreement is safe after all considerations then I don’t have issues with it.”They speculate about why the meeting was held in the first place.Matthew T. Page, former State Department official and associate fellow at Chatham House: “Left to his own devices, I think President Trump would have minimal interest in meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari or any other African leader. This meeting is most likely the result of efforts by diplomats and other policymakers from both countries to bring together these two leaders to reaffirm the close — if not occasionally challenging — relationship between the United States and Africa’s largest economy and most populous country. The meeting offers presidents Buhari and Trump — both of whom are politically polarizing figures in their respective countries — the opportunity to appear engaged, statesmanlike and in control.”And everybody’s having fun with a photo of Buhari signing the White House registry:Linus Unah is a freelance journalist covering global health, conflict, agriculture, and technology in Nigeria. Find him @linusunah. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.last_img read more

Finding love is not easyBut Supreme Court Justice

first_imgFinding love is not easy.But Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg counts herself among the lucky ones.She had an epic marriage to her late husband, Marty Ginsburg, that has been detailed in many places (here, here and here), including the RBG documentary.But this past year tested Ginsburg in a new way without the love of her life. She was diagnosed with cancer for the third time in 20 years late last year, and it was the first time she has had to wage the fight without Marty.”My first two cancer bouts — both colorectal cancer at Washington Hospital Center and pancreatic cancer at Sloan Kettering — Marty stayed with me,” Ginsburg told NPR’s Nina Totenberg in an interview on July 23. “He stayed with me in the hospital sleeping on an uncomfortable couch despite his bad back. And I knew that someone was there who really cared about me and would make sure that things didn’t go wrong.”Don’t see the video? Click here.Throughout his life, Marty, who was one of the preeminent tax lawyers in the country, was a principal booster of his wife. He played a behind-the-scenes lobbying role, for example, in her eventual appointment to the Supreme Court. He was even the principal cook for his wife and children in an era when most men took a back seat on domestic duties, and no one seemed to relish Ruth’s accomplishments more than Marty.And he was always looking out for her, like that one time in the hospital when, without him there, Justice Ginsburg might have died.”There was one day during [the] colon cancer bout when I was getting a blood transfusion, and Marty saw that something was very wrong,” Ginsburg said, “and he immediately yanked the needle out of me. It turned out that there was a mismatch not in the type of blood but in some antigen. I might not have lived it if he hadn’t been there.”He encouraged her to go to a physical therapist. That famous exercise regimen of hers might not have happened were it not for Marty.”I didn’t want to do it,” Ginsburg said. “I was exhausted, and Marty said, ‘You do it.’ And he was quite insistent about that. So, to have his loving care and yet his determination that I do what was necessary to heal faster, it was hard to be alone.”When she was recovering from cancer twice before, Marty would cook for her, walk with her, read to her and make her laugh.”Marty had a wonderful sense of humor, as you know,” Ginsburg said.Ginsburg is reminded of Marty every day, especially, she said, when the newspaper arrives.”He was my clipping service with The New York Times and The [Washington] Post,” she said. “I miss him every morning, because I have no one to go through the paper and pick out what I should read.”Now with him gone, Justice Ginsburg cherishes Marty’s memory. But, to get by, she has dived into her work at the court. “The work is really what saved me,” she said, “because I had to concentrate on reading the brief doing a draft of an opinion, and I knew that had to get done. So I had to get past whatever my aches and pains were. Just do the job.” Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.last_img read more

Disabled activists say governmentfunded research

first_imgDisabled activists say government-funded research, which concludes that the programme to reassess people on incapacity benefit through the work capability assessment (WCA) was linked to 590 suicides in just three years, is both “damning” and “timely”.Campaigners, doctors and psychiatrists have been warning for several years of strong anecdotal evidence that the programme to reassess hundreds of thousands of old-style incapacity benefit (IB) claimants was causing significant harm and distress, particularly to people with mental health conditions.But now public health experts from the Universities of Liverpool and Oxford have shown in a study that, for every 10,000 IB claimants who were reassessed in England between 2010 and 2013, there were an additional six suicides, 2,700 cases of self-reported mental health problems, and an increase of more than 7,000 in the number of anti-depressants prescribed.The most significant increases took place in the most deprived local authority areas of England.Across England as a whole, the reassessment process from 2010 to 2013 was “associated with” an extra 590 suicides, 279,000 additional cases of self-reported mental health problems, and the prescribing of a further 725,000 anti-depressants.The idea for the research came originally from disabled activist Rick Burgess (pictured), who later co-founded the grassroots campaign group New Approach, and wanted “recognised and respected epidemiologists” to carry out “an academically-rigorous study” into the number of deaths caused by the WCA, with the results to be reported before the 2015 election.Together with three other leading campaigners – artist-activist Liz Crow* and New Approach co-founders Jane Bence and Nick Dilworth – Burgess began discussing the idea early last year with David Stuckler, professor of political economy and sociology at Oxford and one of the new study’s co-authors.Stuckler concluded at the time that such research was not possible because the necessary data had not been released by the government.Burgess pointed out that the research had been “started by disabled people with no funding”, but he said it was “brilliant” it had been completed, and that he felt “grimly vindicated” by evidence which would, “in any functioning democracy”, cause a government to be removed by a vote of no confidence.He said: “It does show welfare reform is causing excess deaths, which is what we have always said, and it has been reported in most media, so the idea to have a rigorous, reputable study done was worth it for campaigners, even though it is not exhaustive and there is much data still to be wrestled out of the hands of this very secretive government.”Linda Burnip, co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC), said: “This research simply confirms what we’ve all known for a long time, but is very timely both in relation to the ongoing UN inquiry into the grave and systematic violation of disabled people’s human rights and to DPAC’s campaigning priorities for 2016.“The main focus of this campaigning will be an end to people being wrongly pushed to their deaths by the current benefit system inflicted on them by [work and pensions secretary] Iain Duncan Smith.”Mark Harrison, chief executive of Equal Lives, said the research was “very timely and damning of a brutal system which is damaging people’s mental health”. He said it was clear the government was intent on cutting public spending and dismantling public services “whatever the human consequences”. He said: “To them, people who commit suicide or whose mental health conditions deteriorate as a result of their policies are merely collateral damage in their austerity war. “I am sure the government will ignore the evidence in this report as it does with all the facts and statistics which show their policies are damaging the life chances and killing poor and disabled people.”He added: “This poses a real challenge for the leaders of the disability rights movement and disabled people’s organisations in how to respond to politicians and civil servants who are not listening and aren’t interested in disabled people’s lives and human rights.”John McArdle, co-founder of Black Triangle, said: “This is yet another damning body of evidence that makes it clear that the UK government is guilty of implementing policies and systems that are leading directly to the deaths of hundreds, if not thousands, of chronically ill and/or disabled people.“It remains the case that there exists no safety protocol built into the DWP-Maximus [the US company which carries out the tests] disability assessment regime.“Vital medical evidence is neither sought by, nor provided to, the DWP and we are firmly of the view that this is a deliberate policy.“The Westminster government knows fine well that were such vital evidence to be provided, far fewer people would be found fit for work and so the Tories’ overarching goal of destroying our social security safety net as part of George Osborne’s ‘long-term economic plan’ would fail to meet its target.“Lives lost are accepted as being collateral damage in achieving this aim. These deaths have irrefutably arisen as a direct consequence of the implementation of an official policy that is ‘intentionally or knowingly reckless with a depraved disregard for life’.“The Westminster government is therefore unquestionably guilty of democide.”Michelle Maher, of the WOWcampaign and petition, said the research “joins a long list of evidence given to the government on the horrific impact of medical assessments”.She said: “I am still concerned that the government will claim they are listening and change the WCA, making it worse, under the heading of helping sick and disabled people into work because work is good for us.“The numerous reports into foodbanks have been ignored or justified in appalling ways, with Tory members celebrating their existence.“I fear the same will be said of the WCA and reports of the language the DWP and Iain Duncan Smith are using would indicate a direction of change that will be far worse.”The study’s authors say their findings also demonstrate the need for a cumulative assessment of the impact of austerity measures on disabled people, as demanded by the WOWcampaign.The study was published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and carried out by researchers from the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, and from the University of Oxford, and funded by the National Institute for Health Research, which itself is funded by the Department of Health.Ben Barr, the study’s lead author and senior clinical lecturer in applied public health research at the University of Liverpool, said: “The programme of reassessing people on disability benefits using the WCA was independently associated with an increase in suicides, self-reported mental health problems and antidepressant prescribing.“This policy may have had serious adverse consequences for mental health in England, which could outweigh any benefits that arise from moving people off disability benefits.”But DWP dismissed the report’s findings.A DWP spokesman said: “This report is wholly misleading, and the authors themselves caution that no conclusions can be drawn about cause and effect.“In addition, it is concerning that they provide no evidence that the people with mental health problems highlighted in the report even underwent a work capability assessment.”He pointed to the five independent reviews of the WCA – the first three carried out by Professor Malcolm Harrington – and “significant improvements to the process” made by DWP since 2010, including to how the WCA is used to assess people with mental health conditions.He also said the percentage of people with mental health conditions who receive the highest level of support after being assessed for eligibility for employment and support allowance through the WCA has “more than tripled since 2010”.Barr said DWP’s response was “disappointing”, and that none of the other factors researchers had looked at as possible causes, such as cuts to local government services or a fall in wages, could explain the rise in suicides and the deterioration in mental health.And he said the increases only happened among age groups most affected by the WCA, while the rise in mental health problems “tended to occur shortly after the increase in people undergoing the WCA in each area”.Barr also called on DWP to publish any data it has on claimants’ mental health before, during and after the assessment.He said: “Unfortunately, the DWP implemented the policy without a controlled trial or any plans to evaluate its impact on mental health. “Given that data is not currently available on the specific individuals who underwent the WCA and there is no trial evidence, the next best approach to investigate the potential effects on mental health is the one we applied in our study, using appropriate statistical methods to control for alternative explanations for these trends.  “Our findings should at the very least raise serious concerns for the DWP that the potential negative impacts of the WCA need to be investigated further.” Sue Bott, deputy chief executive of Disability Rights UK, added: “It is shameful for the DWP to dismiss in such an offhand manner a serious academic study showing a worrying rise in suicides and mental health issues connected to the WCA. “This evidence, added to the growing weight of evidence from tribunals and concerns from coroners, should surely lead to a complete rethink on the WCA, which by any measure is not fit for purpose.”*Crow’s own piece of work, We Are Figures, grew out of the discussions with Stuckler, but because of the difficulty of identifying how many austerity-related deaths there had been, she focused on the human cost of austeritylast_img read more

UCC Invites Bids for Provision of Broadband Internet Service

first_imgAdvertisement The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has opened bids for the provision of broadband internet services in 25 unserved and underserved communities throughout the country.The 25 locations are part of UCC’s Rural Community Development Fund (RCDF) which intends to better the provision of universal access to electronic communications.Established in 2003, the RCDF aims at providing a subsidy towards the cost of the services in rural areas. – Advertisement – Under the Fund, the government is extending Internet points of presence, Internet cafes, ICT training centers, Content development projects among other ICT facilities to rural areas in the country.According to information obtained from UCC website, bidding will be conducted in accordance with the Open Domestic Bidding, a procedure contained in the Government of Uganda’s Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Act, 2003.“Interested bidders may obtain further information and inspect bidding documents from Uganda Communications Commission from 8.30 hours to 17.00 hours during working days,” the statement on the UCC website reads in part.Bidding Documents in English Language can be purchased by interested bidders on the submission of a written application and upon payment of a non-refundable fee of UGX100,000.[related-posts]ControversyCurrently, there is a standing directive for all government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to only procure internet services from Uganda Telecom.The directive was issued by the permanent secretary to the Ministry of Finance, Keith Muhakanizi in a statement dated September 14th.UCC is a government agency which is affected by the same directive but they are inviting external bidders which contradicts the directive.last_img read more

iPad Pro Gets a Bigger Screen But Comes at a High Price

first_img –shares Image credit: Apple Apple’s smallest iPad Pro is getting bigger.Speaking at WWDC on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the new 10.5-inch version the “perfect size” for the company’s flagship tablet. It replaces the 9.7-inch version, although Apple is keeping the 12.9-inch model, which it also refreshed at WWDC. Despite the larger screen, the 10.5-inch iPad Pro didn’t get any heavier than its predecessor — it still weighs about one pound. Inside, it’s powered by an A10X Fusion chip and includes the same cameras as the iPhone 7, which means a 12-megapixel main camera with optical image stabilization, along with a 7-megapixel front shooter. And since one of the iPad Pro’s chief advantages over the regular iPad is compatibility with the Apple Pencil, there’s also a redesigned Retina display that achieves smoother scrolling and drawing with the pencil thanks to 20-millisecond latency.If you’re editing video footage with your iPad Pro, the expanded screen real estate, better Pencil reaction times and A10X chip will likely make for a smoother experience. And if you’re editing video outside or in other challenging light conditions, you’ll appreciate that the display can automatically adjust its white balance to compensate. While that feature is also available in the previous generation, it’s another reason to chose the iPad Pro over the iPad.The main reason not to spring for the iPad Pro is, of course, its astronomical price, and that’s no less true with Monday’s update. If you’re a current 9.7-inch iPad Pro owner, you’ll need to replace your keyboard if you upgrade to the 10.5-inch model. Apple is offering a new $159 full-size Smart Keyboard that also doubles as a cover to fit the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.Add the keyboard and pencil ($99) to the $649 asking price for the 64GB Wi-Fi-only 10.5-inch iPad Pro, and you start to enter ultrabook territory, which means that even with a larger size, the base-model iPad Pro will have limited appeal among cost-conscious professionals. The refreshed 12.9-inch model, which gets the same internal improvements as its little cousin, starts at $799 for a 64GB Wi-Fi-only version. Both models can be ordered starting Monday with a cellular antenna for an additional $130. iOS 11 will bring additional capabilities to the iPad Pro when it rolls out this fall, including new multi-tasking features like drag and drop and an easier-to-use app picker menu. Apple Register Now » Add to Queue News reporter Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img Next Article This story originally appeared on PCMag iPad Pro Gets a Bigger Screen, But Comes at a High Price Tom Brant Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. This fall, iOS 11 will also bring additional multi-tasking capabilities, like drag and drop.last_img read more

Should You Launch an ICO to Raise Money for Your Startup

first_img Guest Writer Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. In the past few months, you’ve likely heard about initial coin offering (ICO) fundraising, as some startups have experienced a significant amount of funding this way. Could ICOs replace traditional venture capital?On the surface, ICOs appear to be the new, successful startup journey alternative. However, before making any hasty decisions, it is imperative that you understand how these two very different types of funding compare.Related: Basic Blockchain Lingo Every Entrepreneur Needs to KnowICOs have seen immense growth, but there are challenges.There’s been a significant amount of media coverage in relation to ICOs, especially as the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry evolves. However, taking a closer look, it appears that there are some critical gaps in the available information, which for many is misleading.Of course, there are advantages to this model, including more rapid funding and fewer regulations — which may actually be a double-edged sword. Unlike the traditional model, which requires startups to first build a company, generate revenue, and then get funding from angel investors (before landing a venture capitalist), ICOs provide somewhat of a shortcut.The growth of ICOs alone is enough to turn heads. In June of this year, ICOs surpassed $550 million in funding, which was more than what was raised through venture capital fundraising. However, these benefits are not enough to convince many partners and investors.Being an open, unregulated system, anything can happen, and when you’re dealing with millions of dollars, “anything” isn’t exactly what you want to hear. In fact, one of the primary concerns for investors is the ambiguity of utility tokens, resulting in varying rights. There are also a number of significant risks involved, including taxable proceeds.Related: 3 Things You Need to Know Before Starting Your Own ICOICOs simply are not ready to take over traditional venture capital. Here’s why.Although many support ICOs and blockchain technology overall, it is the general consensus that the technology itself is still immature, leading to many risk factors. In some countries, such as China, ICOs have been banned due to a lack of regulation, as well as a high rate of fraudulent and illegal activity.If you are considering the ICO market to fund your startup, please consider the following in relation to traditional venture capital.Poor liquidity. Although companies are raising real capital, without enough liquidity, the participation from buyers quickly outweighs the supports of market buyers. Strict regulations and the use of multiple currencies also contribute to poor liquidity.Quality control and increased risk of scams. One review, published by The Wall Street Journal, found that after analyzing 1,450 ICOs, 20 percent contained major red flags. This included plagiarized documents, fake executive teams and guaranteed returns.Higher failure rate. As of February 2018, 46 percent of the previous year’s ICOs had already failed — despite the fact that they had raised more than $104 million. This is resulting in what’s referred to as a “digital graveyard,” as many of these ICOs appear to have been doomed from the start.At the end of the day, the majority of ICO-funded startups are poorly managed and lack the required cash flow. Since the cash raised by an ICO doesn’t technically have any legal leverage, as they are not currently regulated, this option is risky for investors, as well as your reputation.Related: Want to Invest in an ICO in 2018? Here’s All You Need to Know.Token sales and the phenomenon surrounding ICOs certainly has potential, but it’s still in its infancy. It’s the new “Wild West,” and until some of the major kinks are worked out, venture capital is still largely the most promising route, as you will attract loyal investors while building valuable connections.Regardless, this is an industry that should be watched closely, as many industry leaders, including Bill Gates and John Donahoe, support the evolution of digital currency. Based on your current business model and business plan, are you unsure which option is best? 4 min read July 18, 2018 Register Now » Image credit: Peshkova | Getty Images Rahul Varshneya Add to Queue As of February 2018, 46 percent of the previous year’s ICOs had already failed — despite the fact that they had raised more than $104 million. –shares Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Next Article Should You Launch an ICO to Raise Money for Your Startup? Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Technology Co-founder at Arkenealast_img read more

Bill Gates Says These Tech Innovations Will Change the World

first_img Register Now » February 28, 2019 The billionaire philanthropist weighed in on the scientific advances that he believes will make an impact in 2019 and beyond Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Bill Gates has made his fortune, and has given much of it away, thinking about the endeavors that will make our the world a healthier, connected and equitable place. Recently, the MIT Technology Review asked the Gates Foundation and Microsoft co-founder to share the inventions and technologies that he believes will effect real change this year and beyond.Some of the advances he offered up include projects such as Dactyl, which teaches robots how to develop fine motor skills like flipping a block in its hand, and work being done to develop machines that could pull carbon dioxide from the air to lessen the effects of climate change.Given his interest in improving conditions around the world, it’s unsurprising that most of the innovations on Gates’s list focus on wellness.Related: Bill Gates Made These 15 Predictions Back in 1999 — and It’s Scary How Accurate He WasSome of these include green toilets that can get rid of waste and treat water at the same time, plant-based meat alternatives that are developed in the lab, customized cancer vaccines tailored to an individual patient’s needs and a capsule with a mini microscope attached to it that would allow physicians to check kids and infants for gut issues without having to use anesthesia.Looking even further ahead to the future, Gates shared what we wanted to see on his potential list 20 years from now.“I would hope to see technologies that center almost entirely on well-being. I think the brilliant minds of the future will focus on more metaphysical questions: How do we make people happier? How do we create meaningful connections? How do we help everyone live a fulfilling life?” Gates wrote. “I would love to see these questions shape the 2039 list, because it would mean that we’ve successfully fought back disease (and dealt with climate change). I can’t imagine a greater sign of progress than that.” Bill Gates Says These Tech Innovations Will Change the World Bill Gates –shares Next Article center_img Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture. 2 min read Image credit: Thierry Monasse | Getty Images Nina Zipkin Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Add to Queue Entrepreneur Stafflast_img read more

Updates Make Uber More Accessible to the Deaf Start Up Your Day

first_imgStart Up Your Day April 20, 2016 Image credit: Shutterstock | Enhanced by Entrepreneur –shares 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List Entrepreneur Staff Add to Queue Entrepreneur Staffcenter_img 1 min read Updates Make Uber More Accessible to the Deaf – Start Up Your Day Roundup Next Article Looking for the latest headlines in small business, innovation and tech? Our Start Up Your Day recaps are posted every morning to keep you current. Accessible. And update makes Uber more accessible to deaf drivers and passengers.  Super users. Facebook might start paying some users, says Fortune. Slipping. Yahoo’s sale can’t come quickly enough. This past quarter it posted a double digit loss. One of a kind. Each city has it’s own microbe signature, according to a new study.   About the other night. Customer whose midnight McDonald’s story went viral has a confession: He made it up. Good bit in the eighties. The Commodore 64 is having a comeback — with some important updates.  The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. Apply Now »last_img read more

Interactive robot helps older people exercise and detects underlying health problems

first_img Source:http://ruvid.org/ri-world/new-robot-helps-the-elderly-exercise-and-detects-underlying-health-problems/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 16 2018According to the latest report on the evolution of worldwide population submitted by the United Nations, 13% of today’s population is over 60 years of age; and by 2050 this percentage will almost double, reaching 25%. The aging of society is a reality and technologies are adapting day-to-day to this demographic change.In this context, researchers of the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), the Universidad de Alicante (UA) and the Universidade do Minho are working on an interactive robot called Pharos which will help the elderly with their daily household chores. Their work has recently been published in the journal Sensors.”Our objective is to turn Pharos into another companion of the elderly; a virtual assistant, friendly and easy to use which regularly recommends personalized physical activities, promoting a healthy life and facilitating the active aging of the population,” highlights Vicente Julián, researcher at the Computer Technology and Artificial Intelligence Group of the UPV.Related StoriesExercise during pregnancy can promote bone health of both mother and childImplanted device uses microcurrent to exercise heart muscle in cardiomyopathy patientsSupervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesityPharos is based on a commercial robot – Pepper – to which researchers have added two modules: the first which recommends an exercise plan adapted to each user, and the second which, through advanced AI techniques, assesses completion of the exercise, verifies whether the user has completed it correctly – comparing it to a library of stored exercises through Deep Learning – and registers them on the system.The robot also includes a visual and physical interface that the user will interact with in order to identify them through a camera. “Once they are identified, Pharos determines the most appropriate exercises depending on their capabilities. Furthermore, the exercise programme is regularly adapted to the evolution and health of the user. To this effect, it includes a recommendation algorithm which can even help detect health issues,” explains Ester Martínez, researcher of the Robotics and Three-dimensional Vision Group (RoViT) of the UA.The main difference of Pharos compared to other similar systems is the detailed monitoring of users, as well as the possibility to determine whether they are performing the exercises correctly or not. It is a very useful tool for carers and assistants, as it makes it possible to easily check if the ability to perform certain exercises diminishes, which can reveal progressive physical and/or cognitive problems.”Low performance when conducting the planned exercises can indicate some sort of issue with the user. And, by registering the exercise history, Pharos can help reveal underlying problems which would otherwise be impossible to see,” explain the researchers.The Spanish-Portuguese research team is currently working on perfecting the user-robot interactions, optimizing the exercise recognition system and making it possible for several users to use it without interfering with the others, making use of planification strategies.Pharos is one of the results of Retogar, a project focused on improving the care of people with acquired brain damage headed by UA researchers.last_img read more

Ford VW to broaden global alliance

first_imgFord Chief Executive Jim Hackett is scheduled to appear Friday at a news conference with Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess to unveil new details over their global alliance Ford and Volkswagen plan to unveil a broader global alliance on Friday that will focus on developing autonomous technology and electric vehicles. Explore further VW, Ford announce alliance to build commercial vans, pickups Ford chief executive James Hackett and Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess are scheduled to hold a news conference Friday morning to update the joint-venture they unveiled at the Detroit auto show in January.The companies “will share details of new collaborations also aimed at better serving their customers while improving each company’s competitiveness and capital efficiency,” Ford said a statement Thursday.The two companies intend to share costs on developing autonomous cars and electric vehicles, two expensive ventures expected to become much more central to the auto business in the coming years, industrial sources said. Ford did not have an immediate comment in response to a query from AFP.The two companies announced a joint venture in January, to develop commercial vans and pickups starting in 2022. As part of that alliance, Ford will engineer and build medium-sized commercial pickups, to be sold by both manufacturers, and build large commercial vans for European customers, while VW will develop a city van.The moves come as major automakers face pressure to finance costly new investments at a time when sales are ebbing in key markets such as the United States and China.center_img © 2019 AFP Citation: Ford, VW to broaden global alliance (2019, July 11) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-07-ford-vw-broaden-global-alliance.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict Verdict restored our faith says Harish Salve

first_img Check Latest UpdatesKEY UPDATES21:43 ISTPakistan’s conduct is under watch: Harish Salve 21:32 ISTIf it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed: Harish Salve21:25 ISTICJ Harish Salve addresses media in London 21:18 ISTHarish Salve holds presser in London20:58 ISTThis son of our soil must be back soon with his family: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdict20:56 ISTBig diplomatic win for India: Nitin Gadkari20:54 ISTJustice prevails, says Virender Sehwag20:51 ISTIndia stands vindicated: Rajiv Pratap Rudy20:50 ISTGreat victory for India: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis20:49 ISTTruth Prevails, says Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur20:47 ISTRefusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnerving: Randeep Singh Surjewala20:46 ISTBig victory for India: Rajnath Singh20:40 ISTWe stand validated, says MEA Raveesh Kumar20:39 ISTAt last justice prevailed: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hails ICJ verdict20:38 ISTPakistan will now proceed as per law: Pakistan20:36 ISTPM Modi welcomes ICJ verdict19:46 ISTPakistan minister congratulates Pak legal team contesting Jadhav case19:18 ISTFull report: ICJ order Pakistan to review Jadhav sentence19:10 ISTP Chidambaram hails verdict18:54 IST15:1 verdict18:50 ISTExplained: What the ICJ verdict means18:42 ISTSushma Swaraj welcomes ICJ verdict18:37 ISTICJ orders consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, stays death sentence17:32 ISTOne hour to go for Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict17:22 ISTKulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Watch live17:10 ISTHarish Salve fought Kulbhushan Jadhav case for Re 116:47 ISTAre ICJ rulings binding?16:33 ISTLaw students to watch Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict live16:22 ISTThe last time India, Pakistan faced off at ICJ 16:11 ISTKulbhushan Jadhav case in 5 points14:39 ISTWhen is the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict?14:32 ISTThe Kulbhushan Jadhav case 21:43 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaPakistan’s conduct is under watch: Harish SalveHarish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court.Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court. pic.twitter.com/sOct13xs33ANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:37 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaHarish Salve on Kulbhushan Jadhav verdictHarish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain.Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain. pic.twitter.com/fXakTbEwMUANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:32 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaIf it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed: Harish SalveHarish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, the evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet the standards.Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet standards. #KulbhushanJadhav pic.twitter.com/E8wVioP06kANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019advertisement21:28 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaICJ protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed: Harish Salve Harish Salve expresses gratitude to ICJIndia’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case, Harish Salve: Want to start by expressing gratitude of my country to the ICJ for the manner in which it intervened in this case. It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days pic.twitter.com/UDgR3as68QANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:25 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaICJ Harish Salve addresses media in London India’s representative at the ICJ Harish Salve addressed media in London.#WATCH Live: India’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case in ICJ, Harish Salve, addresses media in London https://t.co/NdmIANZiWz ANI (@ANI) July 17, 201921:18 PM IST Posted by Prakriti SharmaHarish Salve holds presser in LondonHarish Salve, India’s representative at the ICJ held a presser in London. At the presser, he said the court has restored our faith and the verdict has gladdened our hearts.20:58 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurThis son of our soil must be back soon with his family: Arvind Kejriwal welcomes ICJ verdictI warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 201920:56 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurBig diplomatic win for India: Nitin GadkariThey brought this matter to the International Court and proved that he is innocent. We wish the son of Ma Bharti returns at the earliest.#KulbhushanJadhav— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 17, 201920:54 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurJustice prevails, says Virender SehwagJustice prevails. Satyamev Jayate#KulbhushanVerdict— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 17, 201920:51 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurIndia stands vindicated: Rajiv Pratap RudyIndia stands vindicated! Great victory for India under the leadership of Hon’ble Sh @narendramodi Ji. ICJ’s almost unanimous decision of 15-1 holds Pakistan in contempt of Vienna Conv. in denying consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav. Proud of the legal team led by Sh Harish Salve— Rajiv Pratap Rudy (@RajivPratapRudy) July 17, 201920:50 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurGreat victory for India: Maharashtra CM Devendra FadnavisGreat victory for India Great news from International Court of Justice in #KulbhushanJadhav case!We Salute the efforts by our Hon PM @narendramodi ji in taking this case before ICJ & successful representation by Harish Salve ji!Big relief to Jadhav family!#KulbhushanVerdict— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 17, 201920:49 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurTruth Prevails, says Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Anurag ThakurTruth Prevails !Massive victory for India! #KulbhushanJadhav verdict is a reflection of great leadership. Congratulations to @narendramodi @MEAIndia @AmitShah & 1.3 billion Indians who all prayed for this verdict.— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 201920:47 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurRefusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnerving: Randeep Singh Surjewala3/3Refusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnervingPara 137-it is not the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of Article 36these submissions made by India cannot be upheldUrge the Govt to seek revision of this part! pic.twitter.com/CTXsxNnGEJ— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 20192/3Every Indian’s concern for safety & well being of #kulbhushanJadav remains unaddressed!ICJ has authorised rogue Pak to-1. Review & reconsider Jadav’s case;2. In a manner’ and forum’ of their choosing(Para 146)Leaves Jadhav vulnerable to another miscarriage of justice pic.twitter.com/nMKS9T8LWT— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019We welcome & celebrate the decision of the ICJ in holding Pakistan to be in stark violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and staying the illegally ordered execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav!Satyamev Jayate!#JusticeForKulbhushan 1/2— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 201920:46 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurBig victory for India: Rajnath SinghThe ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is big victory for India. The ICJ directing Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav and asking them to review the conviction and the sentence is a welcome decision. It is also a big win for PM Sh.@narendramodi’s diplomatic initiative.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 17, 201920:40 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurWe stand validated, says MEA Raveesh KumarWe stand validated. We welcome the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague in favour of India in the case relating to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav.https://t.co/ai2qlmXM4X pic.twitter.com/uPhbswui1J— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 17, 201920:39 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurAt last justice prevailed: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hails ICJ verdictHeartened by the #KulbhushanVerdict. At last justice has prevailed. All of India joins his family in their joy!— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 17, 201920:38 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurPakistan will now proceed as per law: Pakistan”The International Court of Justice in its judgment announced today regarding Indian serving Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided not to acquit / release him thus not accepting India’s plea.Pakistan, as a responsible member of the International community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honourable court for the provisional measures hearing despite a very short notice. Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will now proceed as per law,” said Office of the Spokesperson Pakistan.20:36 PM IST Posted by Anupriya ThakurPM Modi welcomes ICJ verdictWe welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 201919:46 PM IST Posted by Sanchari ChatterjeePakistan minister congratulates Pak legal team contesting Jadhav casePakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary also hails ICJ verdict that went in favour of India. His argument is that the ICJ has upheld Pakistan’s rights to try Kulbhushan Jadhav in a military court.Apparently news reports from Hague suggests that not only Indian case for acquittal,release,return stands rejected but apparently Int Court also upheld Jurisdiction of Mily Court in #Kalbhushan case,Indeed a great outcome, Congs to Pak legal team for putting up great fight Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 17, 201919:18 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiFull report: ICJ order Pakistan to review Jadhav sentenceIn 15:1 ruling, the International Court of Justice has found Pakistan to have violated the Vienna Convention while convicting and sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and sentence. Read our full report on the ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict here.19:10 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiP Chidambaram hails verdictCongress leader and former Union home and finance P Chidambaram has reacted to the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict. “ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law,” Chidambaram said in a tweet.ICJ delivers justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 17, 201919:00 PM IST Posted by Mukesh RawatWhat is the Vienna Convention?The Vienna Convention is an international law that governs diplomatic relations between countries. In the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India had argued at the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention as it did not provide consular access (diplomatic assistance) to Kulbhushan Jadhav before his sentence. The ICJ has today ruled that Pakistan did violate the Vienna Convention.18:54 PM IST Posted by Dev Goswami15:1 verdictThe International Court of Justice’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict is near unanimous — of the 16 judges on the bench, 15 judges have ruled against Pakistan in holding it in violation of the Vienna Convention. The only judge to dissent is the ad hoc judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani of Pakistan.18:50 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiExplained: What the ICJ verdict meansOkay, so the verdict essentially boils down to this: The International Court of Justice has held that Pakistan violated various provisions of the Vienna Convention by not providing Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access during his trial that ultimately resulted in a death penalty.In reparation, the ICJ has ordered that Pakistan provide a “review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence” while ensuring that the Vienna Convention is not violated. The ICJ has essentially ordered that Pakistan ‘review and reconsider’ Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction and death sentence and ensure that he gets consular access during this process.The ICJ has also ordered that the stay it had earlier placed on executing Kulbhushan Jadhav continue until Pakistan completes the process of reviewing and reconsidering the conviction and sentence.18:42 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiSushma Swaraj welcomes ICJ verdictSushma Swaraj, who was the foreign minister when the Kulbhushan Jadhav case became a controversy, has “welcomed” the International Court of Justice’s verdict. Swaraj also thanked PM Narendra Modi for “our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice” and Harish Salve for “presenting India’s case before ICJ very effectively and successfully”.I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. /1 Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 17, 201918:37 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiICJ orders consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, stays death sentenceOkay, we now have a copy of the International Court of Justice’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The World Court has ruled that Pakistan violated international law by not giving Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access. The court has held that Pakistan review and reconsider Jadhav’s sentence by giving him consular access. The court has also stayed Jadhav’s death sentence till the case is reviewed by Pakistan after giving him consular access.18:26 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiBreaking… ICJ orders that consular access be given to Kulbhushan Jadhav17:32 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiOne hour to go for Kulbhushan Jadhav verdictWe’re now around an hour away from the International Court of Justice’s verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The court will hold a public sitting at 6:30 pm (India time). ICJ president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia will read out the verdict.International Court of Justice could pronounce a verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case tomorrow. India Today’s @Geeta_Mohan visits the Peace Palace at The Hague to bring you the latest from the ground. #ReporterDiaryMore videos https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/M6qt2M3Dmq India Today (@IndiaToday) July 16, 201917:22 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiKulbhushan Jadhav verdict: Watch liveThe Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict will be livestreamed by the International Court of Justice. India Today TV will be carrying rolling coverage of the verdict. You can watch the channel across all major DTH service providers or on the IndiaToday.in website or the India Today YouTube channel.17:10 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiHarish Salve fought Kulbhushan Jadhav case for Re 1India was represented at the International Court of Justice by noted lawyer Harish Salve. Salve appeared in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and famously charged just Re 1 to fight case. Salve is one of the most expensive lawyers in the country and is arguably one of sharpest legal brains in the country. Read more about Harish Salve here.Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs.1/- as his fee for this case. https://t.co/Eyl3vQScrs Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 15, 201716:47 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiAre ICJ rulings binding?It is interesting to note that while International Court of Justice rulings are binding, the World Court itself does not have any power to ensure the implementation of its orders. A country that believes an ICJ order in its favour is not being implemented would need to approach the Security Council.So, hypothetically speaking, the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav goes in India’s favour and Pakistan fails to abide by the order, then New Delhi would have to approach the Security Council. And, the Security Council has in the past blocked moves to get an ICJ order implemented.The most notable such episode was the United States using its veto power on the Security Council to block the implementation of a 1986 ICJ order that had found that the US had violated international law. Read more about how the ICJ functions here.16:33 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiLaw students to watch Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict liveTwenty-two law students have been given access to watch the International Court of Justice proceedings live this evening. Of the 22, 10 are Indian while two are Pakistani.#IndiaAtICJ22 students will be allowed to observe the #KulbhushanJadhav verdict today at the #ICJ. Of them 10 are Indians, 2 Pakistanis.Indian students very confident that India will win on flouting of international norms and Jadhav will get consular access.@CIJ_ICJ pic.twitter.com/MG8RNGHphG Geeta Mohan ???? ???? ???? ???? (@Geeta_Mohan) July 17, 201916:22 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiThe last time India, Pakistan faced off at ICJThe Kulbhushan Jadhav case is not the first instance of India and Pakistan facing off at the International Court of Justice. In 1999, India and Pakistan were similarly at loggerheads at the World Court. This was over the case of the Indian Air Force shooting down a Pakistani surveillance aircraft. The plane was shot down over the Kutch region of Gujarat, but Pakistan claimed the aircraft was shot down in its airspace and approached the International Court of Justice. The ICJ however rejected Pakistan’s plea, saying it had no jurisdiction over the matter. Read a detailed report on the last time India and Pakistan were in front of the ICJ here.16:11 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiKulbhushan Jadhav case in 5 pointsFrom who is Kulbhushan Jadhav to what India and Pakistan argued at the International Court of Justice, here is a detailed explainer on the entire Kulbhushan Jadhav saga.14:39 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiWhen is the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict?The International Court of Justice will hold a public sitting at The Hague at 3 pm (6:30 pm IST) where it will read out the verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.14:32 PM IST Posted by Dev GoswamiThe Kulbhushan Jadhav caseBefore April 10, 2017, not many in India had heard of Kulbhushan Jadhav. All changed late that afternoon with a newsflash that ran across Indian channels: ‘Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan’. In newsrooms, there was confusion. Nobody had an inkling of an Indian national being on the death row in the Pakistan and so, the initial input had taken everybody aback.Soon, as Pakistani media published their reports on the sentencing and Indian journalists made urgent calls to their sources in the government, a name emerged and the picture became clearer. The Indian national sentenced to die in Pakistan was Kulbhushan Jadhav whom Islamabad accused of being an Indian spy.Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was an operative of India’s external spy agency, the Research & Analysis Wing. The country’s military claimed it had arrested him from the restive Balochistan region, where, they claimed, Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in ‘fomenting’ terrorism.India was quick to deny all the Pakistani claims. New Delhi said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer who owned a business in Iran. According to India, Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted was Iran and brought illegally to Pakistan.India also slammed Pakistan for carrying out a “sham” military trial that sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav. New Delhi also accused Islamabad of not following international law by refusing to grant India consular access to Jadhav.Pakistan did not deny the charge, but claimed that it was not under any obligation to grant consular access since Kulbhushan Jadhav had been charged with terrorism.Soon after Jadhav was sentenced to death by hanging by a Pakistani military court, India moved the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, at The Hague, Netherlands. On May 9, 2017, the ICJ ordered a stay on Jadhav’s death sentence and asked Pakistan not to execute the Indian national until it fully heard the matter.Over the course of the next two years, the ICJ heard arguments from India and Pakistan. And now, in a few hours the World Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Stay tuned.38964 21:43 PM IST: Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court.Harish Salve: We expect Pakistan to do whatever it has to do including appropriate legislative measures to guarantee a fair trial. So Pakistan’s conduct is under watch and if what they do is another farcical attempt, we will be back in the Court. pic.twitter.com/sOct13xs33ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:37 PM IST: Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain.Harish Salve: Pakistan repeatedly played slides of what it claimed was passport it had recovered from Jadhav. Not only did the Court get drawn into it, this displaying passport led to the court rejecting Pakistan’s argument that Jadhav’s nationality was uncertain. pic.twitter.com/fXakTbEwMUANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:32 PM IST: Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, the evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet the standards.Harish Salve: They (ICJ) said,a fair trial in accordance with the Pakistan constitution. If it’s back in military court with the same rule where outside lawyers aren’t allowed, we aren’t allowed. Access isn’t given, evidence isn’t given. It won’t meet standards. #KulbhushanJadhav pic.twitter.com/E8wVioP06kANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:28 PM IST: Harish Salve expresses gratitude to ICJIndia’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case, Harish Salve: Want to start by expressing gratitude of my country to the ICJ for the manner in which it intervened in this case. It protected Kulbhushan Jadhav from being executed, in a hearing which was put together in a matter of days pic.twitter.com/UDgR3as68QANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:25 PM IST: India’s representative at the ICJ Harish Salve addressed media in London.#WATCH Live: India’s advocate in #KulbhushanJadhav case in ICJ, Harish Salve, addresses media in London https://t.co/NdmIANZiWz ANI (@ANI) July 17, 2019 21:18 PM IST: Harish Salve, India’s representative at the ICJ held a presser in London. At the presser, he said the court has restored our faith and the verdict has gladdened our hearts. 20:58 PM IST: I warmly welcome the ICJ judgment staying the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav & granting consular access to India. Truth and justice prevails. This son of our soil must be back soon with his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 17, 2019 20:56 PM IST: They brought this matter to the International Court and proved that he is innocent. We wish the son of Ma Bharti returns at the earliest.#KulbhushanJadhav— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 17, 2019 20:54 PM IST: Justice prevails. Satyamev Jayate#KulbhushanVerdict— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 17, 2019 20:51 PM IST: India stands vindicated! Great victory for India under the leadership of Hon’ble Sh @narendramodi Ji. ICJ’s almost unanimous decision of 15-1 holds Pakistan in contempt of Vienna Conv. in denying consular access to #KulbhushanJadhav. Proud of the legal team led by Sh Harish Salve— Rajiv Pratap Rudy (@RajivPratapRudy) July 17, 2019 20:50 PM IST: Great victory for India Great news from International Court of Justice in #KulbhushanJadhav case!We Salute the efforts by our Hon PM @narendramodi ji in taking this case before ICJ & successful representation by Harish Salve ji!Big relief to Jadhav family!#KulbhushanVerdict— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) July 17, 2019 20:49 PM IST: Truth Prevails !Massive victory for India! #KulbhushanJadhav verdict is a reflection of great leadership. Congratulations to @narendramodi @MEAIndia @AmitShah & 1.3 billion Indians who all prayed for this verdict.— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 17, 2019 20:47 PM IST: 3/3Refusal by ICJ to allow return of Jadhav to India is unnervingPara 137-it is not the conviction and sentence of Mr. Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of Article 36these submissions made by India cannot be upheldUrge the Govt to seek revision of this part! pic.twitter.com/CTXsxNnGEJ— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 20192/3Every Indian’s concern for safety & well being of #kulbhushanJadav remains unaddressed!ICJ has authorised rogue Pak to-1. Review & reconsider Jadav’s case;2. In a manner’ and forum’ of their choosing(Para 146)Leaves Jadhav vulnerable to another miscarriage of justice pic.twitter.com/nMKS9T8LWT— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019We welcome & celebrate the decision of the ICJ in holding Pakistan to be in stark violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and staying the illegally ordered execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav!Satyamev Jayate!#JusticeForKulbhushan 1/2— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 17, 2019 20:46 PM IST: The ICJ’s verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav is big victory for India. The ICJ directing Pakistan to grant consular access to Jadhav and asking them to review the conviction and the sentence is a welcome decision. It is also a big win for PM Sh.@narendramodi’s diplomatic initiative.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 17, 2019 20:40 PM IST: We stand validated. We welcome the judgement delivered by the International Court of Justice in the Hague in favour of India in the case relating to Shri Kulbhushan Jadhav.https://t.co/ai2qlmXM4X pic.twitter.com/uPhbswui1J— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) July 17, 2019 20:39 PM IST: Heartened by the #KulbhushanVerdict. At last justice has prevailed. All of India joins his family in their joy!— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 17, 2019 20:38 PM IST: “The International Court of Justice in its judgment announced today regarding Indian serving Naval Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav has decided not to acquit / release him thus not accepting India’s plea.Pakistan, as a responsible member of the International community, upheld its commitment from the very beginning of the case by appearing before the honourable court for the provisional measures hearing despite a very short notice. Having heard the judgment, Pakistan will now proceed as per law,” said Office of the Spokesperson Pakistan. 20:36 PM IST: We welcome today’s verdict in the @CIJ_ICJ. Truth and justice have prevailed. Congratulations to the ICJ for a verdict based on extensive study of facts. I am sure Kulbhushan Jadhav will get justice.Our Government will always work for the safety and welfare of every Indian.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 17, 2019 19:46 PM IST: Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhary also hails ICJ verdict that went in favour of India. His argument is that the ICJ has upheld Pakistan’s rights to try Kulbhushan Jadhav in a military court.Apparently news reports from Hague suggests that not only Indian case for acquittal,release,return stands rejected but apparently Int Court also upheld Jurisdiction of Mily Court in #Kalbhushan case,Indeed a great outcome, Congs to Pak legal team for putting up great fight Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) July 17, 2019 19:18 PM IST: In 15:1 ruling, the International Court of Justice has found Pakistan to have violated the Vienna Convention while convicting and sentencing Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and sentence. Read our full report on the ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict here. 19:10 PM IST: Congress leader and former Union home and finance P Chidambaram has reacted to the Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict. “ICJ delivers ‘justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law,” Chidambaram said in a tweet.ICJ delivers justice’ in the true sense of that word, upholding human rights, due procedure and the rule of law P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) July 17, 2019 19:00 PM IST: The Vienna Convention is an international law that governs diplomatic relations between countries. In the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India had argued at the International Court of Justice that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention as it did not provide consular access (diplomatic assistance) to Kulbhushan Jadhav before his sentence. The ICJ has today ruled that Pakistan did violate the Vienna Convention. 18:54 PM IST: The International Court of Justice’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict is near unanimous — of the 16 judges on the bench, 15 judges have ruled against Pakistan in holding it in violation of the Vienna Convention. The only judge to dissent is the ad hoc judge Tassaduq Hussain Jillani of Pakistan. 18:50 PM IST: Okay, so the verdict essentially boils down to this: The International Court of Justice has held that Pakistan violated various provisions of the Vienna Convention by not providing Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access during his trial that ultimately resulted in a death penalty.In reparation, the ICJ has ordered that Pakistan provide a “review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence” while ensuring that the Vienna Convention is not violated. The ICJ has essentially ordered that Pakistan ‘review and reconsider’ Kulbhushan Jadhav’s conviction and death sentence and ensure that he gets consular access during this process.The ICJ has also ordered that the stay it had earlier placed on executing Kulbhushan Jadhav continue until Pakistan completes the process of reviewing and reconsidering the conviction and sentence. 18:42 PM IST: Sushma Swaraj, who was the foreign minister when the Kulbhushan Jadhav case became a controversy, has “welcomed” the International Court of Justice’s verdict. Swaraj also thanked PM Narendra Modi for “our initiative to take Jadhav’s case before International Court of Justice” and Harish Salve for “presenting India’s case before ICJ very effectively and successfully”.I wholeheartedly welcome the verdict of International Court of Justice in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav. It is a great victory for India. /1 Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) July 17, 2019 18:37 PM IST: Okay, we now have a copy of the International Court of Justice’s order in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The World Court has ruled that Pakistan violated international law by not giving Kulbhushan Jadhav consular access. The court has held that Pakistan review and reconsider Jadhav’s sentence by giving him consular access. The court has also stayed Jadhav’s death sentence till the case is reviewed by Pakistan after giving him consular access. 18:26 PM IST: Breaking… ICJ orders that consular access be given to Kulbhushan Jadhav 17:32 PM IST: We’re now around an hour away from the International Court of Justice’s verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. The court will hold a public sitting at 6:30 pm (India time). ICJ president Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf of Somalia will read out the verdict.International Court of Justice could pronounce a verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case tomorrow. India Today’s @Geeta_Mohan visits the Peace Palace at The Hague to bring you the latest from the ground. #ReporterDiaryMore videos https://t.co/FAHzdk9TO8 pic.twitter.com/M6qt2M3Dmq India Today (@IndiaToday) July 16, 2019 17:22 PM IST: The Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict will be livestreamed by the International Court of Justice. India Today TV will be carrying rolling coverage of the verdict. You can watch the channel across all major DTH service providers or on the IndiaToday.in website or the India Today YouTube channel. 17:10 PM IST: India was represented at the International Court of Justice by noted lawyer Harish Salve. Salve appeared in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case and famously charged just Re 1 to fight case. Salve is one of the most expensive lawyers in the country and is arguably one of sharpest legal brains in the country. Read more about Harish Salve here.Not fair. #HarishSalve has charged us Rs.1/- as his fee for this case. https://t.co/Eyl3vQScrs Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 15, 2017 16:47 PM IST: It is interesting to note that while International Court of Justice rulings are binding, the World Court itself does not have any power to ensure the implementation of its orders. A country that believes an ICJ order in its favour is not being implemented would need to approach the Security Council.So, hypothetically speaking, the ICJ ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav goes in India’s favour and Pakistan fails to abide by the order, then New Delhi would have to approach the Security Council. And, the Security Council has in the past blocked moves to get an ICJ order implemented.The most notable such episode was the United States using its veto power on the Security Council to block the implementation of a 1986 ICJ order that had found that the US had violated international law. Read more about how the ICJ functions here. 16:33 PM IST: Twenty-two law students have been given access to watch the International Court of Justice proceedings live this evening. Of the 22, 10 are Indian while two are Pakistani.#IndiaAtICJ22 students will be allowed to observe the #KulbhushanJadhav verdict today at the #ICJ. Of them 10 are Indians, 2 Pakistanis.Indian students very confident that India will win on flouting of international norms and Jadhav will get consular access.@CIJ_ICJ pic.twitter.com/MG8RNGHphG Geeta Mohan ???? ???? ???? ???? (@Geeta_Mohan) July 17, 2019 16:22 PM IST: The Kulbhushan Jadhav case is not the first instance of India and Pakistan facing off at the International Court of Justice. In 1999, India and Pakistan were similarly at loggerheads at the World Court. This was over the case of the Indian Air Force shooting down a Pakistani surveillance aircraft. The plane was shot down over the Kutch region of Gujarat, but Pakistan claimed the aircraft was shot down in its airspace and approached the International Court of Justice. The ICJ however rejected Pakistan’s plea, saying it had no jurisdiction over the matter. Read a detailed report on the last time India and Pakistan were in front of the ICJ here. 16:11 PM IST: From who is Kulbhushan Jadhav to what India and Pakistan argued at the International Court of Justice, here is a detailed explainer on the entire Kulbhushan Jadhav saga. 14:39 PM IST: The International Court of Justice will hold a public sitting at The Hague at 3 pm (6:30 pm IST) where it will read out the verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. 14:32 PM IST: Before April 10, 2017, not many in India had heard of Kulbhushan Jadhav. All changed late that afternoon with a newsflash that ran across Indian channels: ‘Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan’. In newsrooms, there was confusion. Nobody had an inkling of an Indian national being on the death row in the Pakistan and so, the initial input had taken everybody aback.Soon, as Pakistani media published their reports on the sentencing and Indian journalists made urgent calls to their sources in the government, a name emerged and the picture became clearer. The Indian national sentenced to die in Pakistan was Kulbhushan Jadhav whom Islamabad accused of being an Indian spy.Pakistan claimed that Kulbhushan Jadhav was an operative of India’s external spy agency, the Research & Analysis Wing. The country’s military claimed it had arrested him from the restive Balochistan region, where, they claimed, Kulbhushan Jadhav was involved in ‘fomenting’ terrorism.India was quick to deny all the Pakistani claims. New Delhi said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer who owned a business in Iran. According to India, Kulbhushan Jadhav was abducted was Iran and brought illegally to Pakistan.India also slammed Pakistan for carrying out a “sham” military trial that sentenced Kulbhushan Jadhav. New Delhi also accused Islamabad of not following international law by refusing to grant India consular access to Jadhav.Pakistan did not deny the charge, but claimed that it was not under any obligation to grant consular access since Kulbhushan Jadhav had been charged with terrorism.Soon after Jadhav was sentenced to death by hanging by a Pakistani military court, India moved the International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, at The Hague, Netherlands. On May 9, 2017, the ICJ ordered a stay on Jadhav’s death sentence and asked Pakistan not to execute the Indian national until it fully heard the matter.Over the course of the next two years, the ICJ heard arguments from India and Pakistan. And now, in a few hours the World Court is expected to deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Stay tuned. Kulbhushan Jadhav case verdict: Verdict restored our faith, says Harish SalveNew Delhi and The Hague | July 18, 2019 00:18 IST The International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands, has faulted Pakistan for violating international law in convicting and sentencing Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death in 2017 by a Pakistani military court on charges of terrorism and spying. The ICJ has ordered that Pakistan review the conviction and the death sentence and that it do so while providing Jadhav consular access to India. India said Kulbhushan Jadhav was a former Indian Navy officer turned businessman who was abducted from Iran, illegally brought to Pakistan and sentenced under a sham trial. India also accused Pakistan of violating international law by not granting New Delhi consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav. 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first_img Tech News 04 Jul 2019 Amazon exec fires back at John Oliver after HBO segment on warehouses: ‘He is wrong’ Related News It’s clear from Amazon’s public relations efforts that it is sensitive about the perception that the company’s warehouses – where a material portion of Amazon’s more than 630,000 full- and part-time employees work – are Dickensian sweatshops that trap people in low-wage jobs until they can be replaced by robots. — AFP World 27 Jun 2019 Bernie Sanders seeks U.S. voters on live-streaming gaming site Related News You can identify companies’ sore spots by what gets them angry.   Last week, the executive in charge of Amazon.com Inc’s logistics operation tweeted a rebuttal to a television show. Comedian John Oliver had devoted one of his trademark scathing and hilarious HBO segments to the working conditions in warehouses that handle e-commerce orders. Amazon was not the only company pilloried, but it was the most prominent.   “I am proud of our team and to suggest they would work in an environment like the one portrayed is insulting,” Dave Clark, senior vice-president of operations for Amazon, tweeted to Oliver’s TV series.  Clark last year also punched back against criticisms from Bernie Sanders, the US senator and presidential candidate, who had repeatedly taken Amazon to task for what he said were low wages and poor treatment of warehouse workers. Soon afterward, Amazon essentially capitulated to Sanders by announcing it would increase the minimum wage for its US workers to US$15 (RM62) an hour.   Tech News 10 Jul 2019 Amazon workers in Minnesota plan six-hour strike during Prime Day event Nothing happens by accident, not even tweets. It’s clear from Amazon’s public relations efforts that it is sensitive about the perception that the company’s warehouses – where a material portion of Amazon’s more than 630,000 full- and part-time employees work – are Dickensian sweatshops that trap people in low-wage jobs until they can be replaced by robots.  This perception is not new, but there’s a sharper edge now to Amazon’s refutations of these claims. Amazon also seems anxious at the mere idea floated by outsiders that its cashier-less technology for retail stores might spread beyond its experimental Go convenience stores.   That is important context for Amazon’s announcement on Thursday that it plans to spend more than US$700mil (RM2.87bil) over the next few years to train its US employees to move into more highly skilled jobs inside or outside of Amazon.  The company already offers employee-advancement programmes such as college tuition reimbursement, as do many other businesses. Amazon’s newly disclosed training initiatives aren’t limited to warehouse workers and have multiple elements. Non-technical Amazon workers can learn software engineering or information-technology support skills, technical ones can receive on-site training in more advanced software, and Amazon pledged to expand its existing training certification programme for warehouse workers to get qualified for in-demand fields such as nursing.  Of course, it remains to be seen how useful these new or expanding training programmes will be, but it’s both a good thing to do and a pragmatic step. As the labour market tightens in the US, it’s sensible for companies to sweeten pay, benefits and perks to attract new employees and keep them from leaving. (Full disclosure: One of my family members works for a labour union that advocates for higher wages and other employee benefits.)  It’s also useful for tackling that sweatshop perception, which gets more attention as Amazon’s heft and profile grow. The company’s stock market value is hovering again near that symbolic US$1tril (RM4.11tril) level. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder and chief executive officer, is the wealthiest person in the world thanks largely to his holdings of Amazon stock.  And Amazon is unique among US technology superpowers in its reliance on a large number of blue-collar workers. The median annual total compensation for Amazon’s full-time US workers last year was nearly US$35,100 (RM144,348), which reflected two months of the minimum wage increase. The median wage of one of the company’s peers, Google parent company Alphabet Inc, was about US$247,000 (RM1.01mil).(1)  There are other things Amazon gets mad about now. Amazon is punchy at claims from some politicians that it doesn’t pay its fair share in taxes, or that it’s a muscular corporate giant swallowing America’s retail industry. It’s not clear that Amazon has changed how it behaves in reaction to those types of criticisms. But when it comes to the perception of Amazon as a sweatshop, the company’s rebuttals are more than just words.   (1) The Alphabet and Amazon figures are not comparable. Amazon singled out a pay figure for full-time US workers, for example, while Alphabet’s pay number is global. Amazon says the annualised median total compensation of all its employees was less than US$29,000 (RM119,262) last year. – Bloomberg(Shira Ovide is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering technology. She previously was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.) {{category}} {{time}} {{title}}last_img read more

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