Renesas Electronics announced the development of its third-generation 32-bit RX CPU core, the RXv3. The RXv3 CPU core will be employed in Renesas’ new RX microcontroller families that begin rolling out at the end of 2018. The new MCUs are designed to address the real-time performance and enhanced stability required by motor control and industrial applications in next-generation smart factory, smart home and smart infrastructure equipment.The innovative RXv3 core boosts the proven Renesas RX CPU core architecture with up to 5.8 CoreMark/MHz. The RXv3 core is backwards compatible with the RXv2 and RXv1 CPU cores in Renesas’ current 32-bit RX MCU families. Binary compatibility using the same CPU core instruction sets ensures that applications written for the previous-generation RXv2 and RXv1 cores carry forward to the RXv3-based MCUs. Designers working with RXv3-based MCUs can also take advantage of the robust Renesas RX development ecosystem to develop their embedded systems.The unique RX CPU core combines a design optimized for power efficiency and a fabrication process producing excellent performance. The new RXv3 CPU core is primarily a CISC (Complex Instruction Set Computer) architecture that offers significant advantages over the RISC (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture in terms of code density. RXv3 utilizes a pipeline to deliver high instructions per cycle (IPC) performance comparable to RISC. The new RXv3 core builds on the proven RXv2 architecture with an enhanced pipeline, options for register bank save functions and double precision floating-point unit capabilities for the highest computing performance, power and code efficiency.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Chips & Components Continue Reading Previous ROHM: automotive-grade buck-boost power supply chipsetNext IBASE: expandable Panel PCs for harsh factory automation applications
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news Share on Twitter He joined Renault in 2010 but before the 2011 season began crashed during the Ronde di Andora rally in northern Italy. The injuries he sustained were so severe they were expected to end Kubica’s career. As well as the partial amputation, he suffered compound fractures and a major loss of blood.He admits he now has to drive “70%” left-handed and his recovery and return are a huge achievement, acknowledged by fellow drivers. Lewis Hamilton said: “I raced him from karting days so I have known him for a long, long time. He was always one of the most talented drivers that I have had the pleasure of racing. It’s just great to see that he’s got the opportunity back. It’s exciting for the sport to see him back in action.”Williams have endured a terrible year and are bottom of the constructors’ championship but McLaren’s Fernando Alonso, who is driving in his last F1 race, still believed the Pole would be a valuable addition to the grid. He referred to him as “one of the greats”, adding: “It remains to be seen what will be the performance of the car, and his own performance because we only saw a couple of tests but if he is 100% he will be amazing to watch.” Williams Topics Kubica knows the real challenge lies ahead. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped me over these last few years,” he said. “It has been a long road to get to this point, but as that challenge now comes to an end with this announcement, a new challenge begins, working with Williams on the track.”His comeback began by returning to rallying before taking part in GT racing. He then had a test in a 2012 Renault last year and went on to test the 2017 car for Renault and Williams and this season he has been latter’s reserve driver. With the full-time seat he will join Britain’s George Russell who, with a 37-point lead, is poised to secure the F2 title this weekend at Yas Marina.With Williams losing their Martini sponsorship at the end of this season, Kubica is also believed to be bringing backing from PKN Orlen, a Polish petrol retailer and oil refiner. He will also bring legions of Polish fans whose support has never wavered in the years he has been out of the sport, with Kubica banners a regular feature at many races since his accident. Since you’re here… … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share on Facebook Sign up to The Recap, our weekly email of editors’ picks. Motor sport Share on Messenger Surgeons fight to save the hand of Formula One star Robert Kubica Reuse this content Read more Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Share via Email Robert Kubica will complete a remarkable and unlikely comeback to Formula One after Williams announced the Polish driver will race for them next year.It will be Kubica’s first competitive F1 drive for eight years since he suffered severe injuries and a partial amputation of an arm in a rallying accident. Rated as one of the best drivers of his generation until the accident, Kubica has been welcomed by his contemporaries across the paddock as they prepare for the season finale in Abu Dhabi this weekend.“Being back on the F1 grid next season will be one of the greatest achievements of my life,” he said. “I’m sure with hard work and commitment we will be able to help motivate the team to achieve good things together. Thank you again to everyone who has supported me and believed in me. I cannot wait to get back racing.”The 33-year-old showed an aptitude and love of racing from an early age. He began competitive karting in Poland when he was 10, going on to win six titles in three years. By 2006 he had been taken on by BMW Sauber as a reserve driver and replaced Jacques Villeneuve at the team in mid-season, becoming Poland’s first F1 driver. He went on to complete 76 grand prix starts, with 12 podium finishes and one victory at Canada in 2008. 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In the eighteenth edition of In The Spotlight, Australian Women’s Open captain, Louise Winchester, speaks about how she got involved in Touch Football and what it means to her to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup. Name: Louise WinchesterNickname: Weezo or SqueezeAge: 30Affiliate: CanterburyOccupation: PDHPE TeacherPosition: LinkDebut for Australia: 2001Career highlights so far: My debut for Australia, playing with my sister Bear (Claire) for the first time, being captain for the first time at the Trans Tasman in 2010, playing with my Bulldogs teammates.How you got involved in Touch Football: My dad. Playing with my dad and sisters at Canterbury as well as playing with my cousins (Stevie Roberts) at the front of their house.Favourite player: My sister Claire “Bear”.What does it mean to you to be representing Australia at the 2011 World Cup: I could not be prouder to represent my country; it means the absolute world to me. Biggest influence on your Touch Football career: My dad.Favourite sporting moment: Bulldogs winning the premiership in 2004.What do you know about Scotland: That it’s a beautiful country and that William Wallace came from there.Any superstitions: Yes but don’t want to reveal because I’m superstitious. But I do say my prayers.Funniest Australian teammate: Dobbo (Ashleigh Dobbins)Favourite quote: “Hard training, easy combat; easy training, hard combat.”Any travel plans for after World Cup: Lucky enough to travel Scotland, Scandinavia, Croatia, Sicily and Malta.Stay tuned to the website for the upcoming editions of In The Spotlight, which will feature every Open’s player travelling to the World Cup. With only 36 days to go until the 2011 Federation of International Touch World Cup, be sure to be regularly visiting the Touch Football Australia website to keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information.Don’t forget to become a fan of Touch Football Australia on Facebook and Twitter in the lead up to the 2011 World Cup to find out all you need to know about Australia’s World Cup campaign:http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Touch-Football-Australia/384949403384 www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus
The Best Coffee-Infused Beers to Flip All the Switches Editors’ Recommendations How to Pack a Dopp Kit (aka Toiletry Bag) for When You Won’t be Sleeping at Home 8 of the Coolest Indie Bookstores in the United States Generally when you’re looking at an A/V receiver, you can opt for a slim, sleek model that offers only the essentials, or a hulking, feature-packed model that dominates your living room. Marantz’s Slim Design Receivers have aimed to combine the best of both worlds and have done a great job so far — and the latest member of the family looks like it could be the best yet.On Wednesday, the company announced the first model of its 2016 home theater line-up with the NR1607, a follow-up to last year’s NR1606. This 7.2-channel network A/V receiver claims 50 watts of power per channel, packed into a chassis that is just a little over four inches tall.Related: Samson’s Z55 studio headphones offer pro sound for lessThe NR1607 features a total of 8 HDMI inputs including one on the front, all of which support the latest technologies to bring you the best sound and picture available on the market. That includes 4K/60Hz video with 4:4:4 color as well as HDR, and Wide Color Gamut compatibility to match up with the latest and greatest 4K Ultra HD TVs. On the off chance your 4K TV doesn’t feature upscaling, the NR1607 even offers a built-in scaler.In addition to standard 7.1 or 5.1 setups, the NR1607 also supports 3D surround sound via Dolby Atmos, and a firmware update planned for September will bring support for DTS:X as well. Dolby TrueHD lossless decoding is supported, as are high-resolution audio files in FLAC, AIFF, WAV and DSD (2.8/5.6MHz) formats.Connectivity comes in the form of 2.4GHz/5GHz dual band Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. Local music can be streamed from NAS devices or by using AirPlay, while Spotify Connect and Pandora streaming and both internet radio and SiriusXM radio are supported as well.All the features in the world don’t count for much if you can’t get the receiver set up in the first place, and Marantz has gone a long way toward making that process easy for users with a graphical user interface, setup assistant, and Audyssey MultEQ room calibration. The company is also offering a remote app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices, so there’s no need to sweat if you’ve temporarily lost the remote in the couch.The Marantz NR1607 will retail for $700, and the company expects it to be available starting next month.A version of this post first appeared on our “brother site” Digital Trends. Rabbit Hole Rebrands and Launches New Whiskey The Best Men’s Waterproof Boots for Tackling All Weather
June 3, 2014 zoom Bollinger Shipyards has announced that Chris Remont has joined the company as Director of Program Management.Mr. Remont will oversee all aspects of Program Management for Bollinger Shipyard’s Lockport new construction facility, with an emphasis on the present U.S. Coast Guard Fast Response Cutter program.The announcement was made by Ben Bordelon, Bollinger executive vice-president and chief operating officer, who said: “Mr. Remont’s extensive background and experience in engineering, planning and production, and his proven ability to successfully perform in all aspects of shipbuilding and repair makes him a great addition to our team.”Prior to joining Bollinger, Mr. Remont held the position of Director, Engineering, Central Planning and Production Control of Avondale Engineering and Construction, a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries.He previously held the position of Director of Electrical Engineering – Ingalls Shipbuilding, and has more than 22 years of experience in the U.S. in commercial manufacturing, including shipbuilding.He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Louisiana Tech University in 1993, and a Masters of Business Administration from Nicholls State University in 2006.Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is a designer and builder of ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats and barges, fast military patrol boats and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards.The company is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.It has 10 shipyards located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway.
Nova Scotians will experience faster processing times — days instead of weeks — when they are fingerprinted for criminal record checks, thanks to a provincial and federal investment. Justice Minister Ross Landry, National Defence Minister Peter MacKay and Chief Supt. Brian Brennan of the RCMP announced today, April 13, the installation of 22 digital fingerprinting devices at 22 RCMP detachments across the province. Seven more will be installed in the coming months. The devices, called LiveScan, allow for the electronic taking and submission of fingerprints, which can reduce processing times for most vulnerable sector checks to days from weeks. Cost for the 22 devices is $560,000, with the province funding 70 per cent and federal government 30 per cent. “Nova Scotia has one of the highest rates of volunteering in Canada and we want to ensure there are no barriers to helping others in this province,” said Mr. Landry. “These devices mean that Nova Scotians can get a record check that requires fingerprinting quickly and cost-effectively. They also help the RCMP in their day-to-day work keeping Nova Scotians safe and secure.” Last year, the requirements of vulnerable sector checks were increased, causing a large rise in the numbers of checks. As fingerprints had to be taken with ink and paper and then mailed and scanned into the database, it lengthened the time to get a check done. “We listened to Nova Scotians when they expressed their frustration with the lengthy delay in receiving fingerprint results,” said Mr. Brennan. “We worked on a solution for an expedited process that still maintains a high-level of security. The changes we made here in Nova Scotia, demonstrates our continued support and appreciation to invaluable contribution of countless volunteers in the communities we serve.” Detachments with LiveScan are Amherst, Antigonish, Baddeck, Bridgetown, Bridgewater, Colchester, Cole Harbour, Digby, Enfield, Eskasoni, Guysborough, Liverpool, Lower Sackville, Musquodoboit Harbour, New Minas, Pictou, Port Hawkesbury, Shelburne, St. Peter’s, Tantallon, Yarmouth and Windsor.
Kolkata: Metro Railway has been asked to provide thedocuments and other details requested by Kolkata Police within three days. Apart from this, Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) Sailesh Garg inspected the ‘medha’ rake which was involved in the death of Sajal Kanjilal on Saturday. The CRS has also asked Metro Railway to install a convex mirror at the driving motorman’s end of both platforms in all stations as soon as possible, to ensure that the motorman can see the platform and the coach doors clearly before closing the doors and Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellerscommencing towards the next station. According to sources, though the CRS visited the Tollygunge Metro car shed to inspect the rake, the inquiry will commence from Thursday. Garg’s team also visited Park Street Metro station and inquired about Saturday’s incident. Following the preliminary inspection, Garg stated that necessary steps will be taken. Apart from the rake which was involved in the incident, the CRS will also inspect the other rakes kept at the Noapara car shed. He will also question the motorman, conducting motorman and chief loco inspector to know whether any fault was detected during the rake’s movement. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaSources informed that five ‘medha’ rakes had arrived in Kolkata from the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) approximately two and a half years ago. But during the trial run, several defects were detected and three of them were returned to ICF with several objections. Questions have risen on why the other two rakes were commissioned without being checked properly. After Garg’s inspection on Monday, it has been decided to suspend the two ‘medha’ rakes until they get green signal to be commissioned again. On Saturday, passengers of the rake had alleged that they had tried to contact the motorman using the ‘talkback’ system and also tried to alert him by pressing the emergency button, neither of which worked reportedly. The CRS will also investigate whether the said systems worked correctly or if the driver had failed to notice the emergency signal. On the other hand, Kolkata Police has requested Metro Railway to provide the documents within three days along with the CCTV camera footage, which would help the investigation. On Saturday, Kanjilal died after being dragged through the tunnel between Park Street and Maidan Metro stations, while his hand was stuck between the doors of a rake. As the rake started moving, the victim eventually hit the tunnel wall, fell on the third rail and got electrocuted.
Parties have sent signals their platforms will include vows in these areas and business leaders from Canada’s urban centres hope to start the conversation at the outset of the campaign, which begins Wednesday.“The permeation of technology in nearly every aspect of our lives mandates the need for new legislation that creates a predictable and level playing field for businesses while ensuring that Canadian interests are protected,” the Canadian Global Cities Council, which is made up of chambers of commerce from the country’s eight largest cities, said in its pre-election release.The document also noted new “serious concerns around privacy and personal control of data.”Jan De Silva, CEO of the Toronto Region Board of Trade, said the council has been actively discussing the need for these policies with political parties.“I would say there’s heightened awareness on the part of all parties in terms of what’s next with the economy,” De Silva said in an interview. “From my travels, this is a top-of-mind issue in many markets around the world.”The council will also release additional recommendations Wednesday to press parties in several other areas such as diversifying trade, helping smaller companies get government business and conducting a comprehensive review of the tax system. Among its recommendations on the digital economy, the council is stressing a need for the next federal government to improve business access to data and research held by Statistics Canada and to take steps to make it easier for companies to capture the value of IP.It’s also calling for a national data strategy to guide companies on data portability, privacy, security and commercialization.After taking office, the Liberal government said it would work toward a national data strategy. Last spring, it released principles under a “digital charter” that critics say lacked firm policies, regulations or standards. Political parties, for the most part, have yet to say very much about these issues. Last week, however, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said, if elected, he would set regulatory standards for the ethical use of artificial intelligence and to protect the privacy of consumers and their data. OTTAWA — Chambers of commerce from Canada’s biggest cities will release a campaign wish list Wednesday urging political parties to commit to establishing national data-governance standards, making government research more available for businesses and fully harnessing the value of intellectual property.These issues are likely to draw more attention from politicians than in the past. Experts, however, have doubts any party will go far enough to prepare Canada to compete in the new economy and to fully protect the privacy of its citizens.Four years ago, issues related to data governance, intellectual property and digital privacy received few, if any, mentions in party plans. Since then, there’s been a surge in awareness about the opportunities tied to the fast-growing innovation economy as well as in public concerns about the risks. Since the 2015 election, the “surveillance economy” has become a bigger public concern for a number of reasons, says Dan Breznitz, co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.For instance, he said more and more of people’s lives are now managed through their smart phones, which has made the issues very personal. He also said there are deepening worries about technological disruption of the labour force and how the inappropriate use of social-media data can alter electoral outcomes.The Liberals, he said, came to power with a realization that the innovation economy was important and they talked about it. Business leaders and public intellectuals fuelled the public debate.Politicians, however, are reluctant to make major changes because innovation policies are longer-term, complex, sometimes hard to explain and attract limited media attention, he said.“On one side, those issues are much more prominent, and business leaders and people … start to realize that those things — data and IP and innovation — will determine whether we can continue to be a prosperous society,” he said.“On the other, there’s still a very … confused understanding of what innovation is all about and, therefore, what should be the IP and data policies involved.”Dan Ciuriak, an innovation-policy expert, said he doesn’t expect serious debate about the data-driven economy during the campaign. He noted the issues cannot be addressed through “sound-bite messaging,” nor will they swing many votes.He recommended Canada adapt its regulations and policies on such an important issue in a manner “free of ideology.”“The federal civil service is really only starting to grapple with the issues,” Ciuriak, a former deputy chief economist of Canada’s foreign-affairs department who now runs a consultancy, wrote in an email.“Change is happening at a speed that is overwhelming the ability to learn about governance from experience.”Andy Blatchford, The Canadian Press
Transport News Brief CV Show preview Tuesday 8 April 2008 CV Show space waiting list grows Crystal Communications, the stand space sales and marketing agency for the CV Show says the waiting list for stand space at this year’s CV Show is still growing, less than a week before the exhibition opens. “We’re amazed, we sold out of space over four weeks ago,” said David Crawford, sales manager for the event. “But we’ve nearly 50 firms that are very keen to get into the show and asked us to put them onto a waiting list just in case an exhibitor fails to show up. It’s a real long shot, but if they want a piece of the action at what is clearly going to be a very successful show, it’s their best bet this year.” More from David Crawford on +44 (0)1 634 261 262 or firstname.lastname@example.org Nissan goes for North American truck business Nissan North America, Inc. just said it will introduce three light truck models in three years, using Cummins engines and ZF automatic gearboxes. The firm will make the trucks specifically for the North American market, at Canton, Missouri. Joe Castelli, recently appointed vice president, light commercial vehicle and fleet for Nissan North America, will run the show. Castelli will launch the first of the three new trucks in 2010. The new range will work at up to eight tonnes GVW, with other models to follow. Nissan says it sold 518,000 light commercials in the last financial year. More from Frederique Le Greves on +1 (0)615 725 5025 or email@example.com IMI at the CV Show Exhibiting for the first time at the CV Show, the Institute of the Motor Industry will be on stand 7-130. It wants to talk to people about the skills shortages in the CV industry and the support that it can give in its role as the government-licensed Sector Skills Council. “We’ve a tremendous opportunity to make a difference to the commercial vehicle sector by working with employers and stakeholders to raise the skills bar,” said Sarah Sillars, IMI chief executive. “Our first visit to the CV Show will be a valuable sounding board for us to listen to employers and discuss skills issues, as well as setting out our stall to show people how we can help support them.” More from Simon Bennett on +44(0)1992 511521 or firstname.lastname@example.org Frontal protection devices to save lives and cash Concept Mouldings on stand 12-539 at the CV Show says its new Endura frontal protection systems make trucks safer for pedestrians. The firm says it will also cut insurance claims and will help firms meet corporate social responsibility goals. Tests done at the Mira test centre showed that fitting an Endura system to vans and trucks cuts the risk of pedestrian head injury in a typical frontal impact from over 98% down to less than 2%. “Children in particular incur head injuries when they are hit by vehicles and these often prove to be fatal,” says the firm’s Selwyn Rowley. More from Selwyn Rowley on +44 (0)1 926 611 700 or email@example.com CV Show debuts for Transics software Transics International, on stand 17-011 at the CV Show says it will launch ‘a number of new applications’ for fleet management, transport and logistics operations. The firm expects an upgrade of its proven package, the Transics Office Suite New Generation will be the main attraction. “One of the important features is the Multi-fleet view, which allows a shipper to watch all of its trucks on one single screen, allowing really easy monitoring,” says the firm’s Ingo de Schrijver. Another debut will be Transic’s Role-based user interface. “This has a docking navigator and allows complete screen personalisation,” says de Schrijver. More from Ingo De Schrijver on +32 (0)57 34 61 71 or firstname.lastname@example.org Retrofit hybrid set for world debut Llanelli-based Connaught Engineering’s Hybrid+ system makes its debut on stand 12-458 at the CV Show. “Ours is the only commercially viable retrofit system available today,” says Geoff Mathews, director. “And importantly, our system has the edge over most of the ordinary, traditional battery hybrid systems; since it doesn’t store the regenerative braking energy in expensive and very heavy battery packs.” With the rapidly growing concerns about cutting carbon footprints and what he believes is a clear trend toward emissions-based transport taxes, Matthews expects a very busy three days at the CV Show. More from Geoff Matthews on +44 (0)1 554 748 820 or email@example.com “We’re gonna make you a star” CV Show exhibitor cfc solutions is launching a new service to help businesses tackle key risk management issues. It allows firms to film a DVD using drivers and vehicles from its own fleet, making stars of them. “Because it is about people they know, in situations they recognise, your drivers will find it more interesting and it will be more likely to produce results,” says cfc. The firm will run a draw and pick 10 winners who will get the chance to film their own personalised risk management DVD. “All you need to do is visit us on stand 18-140 and leave your business card.” More from Simon Wells on 01283 711311 or firstname.lastname@example.org Schmitz Cargobull working for Transaid Visitors to the CV Show next week will see a Schmitz Cargobull curtainsider trailer, liveried to mark the tenth anniversary of the logistics charity Transaid. Co-sponsored by Wincanton and the CV Show organisers, the trailer will be in the outdoor truck and trailer demonstration area, by Hall 17 of the NEC. “After the show Wincanton will run the new trailer for 12 months on routes across mainland Europe to help promote Transaid and the excellent work that it does throughout Africa,” said Andrew Morley, UK sales director at Schmitz Cargobull. More from Lloyd Arkill on +44 (0)1 923 770 455 or email@example.com Conspicuity tape – coming to a truck near you, soon Reflectives UK Ltd on stand 17-238 will show its range of Hi-Viz vehicle conspicuity tapes. “These are suitable for all types of trucks and trailers,” said Steve Taylor for the firm. “They will all meet the new laws on vehicle conspicuity. Too many people fail to realise these changes to the law, starting in late summer next year, may affect their new trucks and trailers.” Taylor and his team expect a busy time explaining the implications of the new regulations on conspicuity marking. More from Steve Taylor on +44 (0)1 332 662 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org New UK boss on show for Schmitz Cargobull Schmitz Cargobull (UK) Ltd’s new managing director, Tom Macallan will be on the firm’s stand, 20-540 at the CV Show for the first time at next week’s CV Show. He joined the company in October 2007 as managing director designate. He has taken over from Andreas Schmitz, the great, great grandson of Melchior Schmitz, founder of the Schmitz Cargobull Group, and will take on another high profile role within Schmitz Cargobull AG. More from Lloyd Arkill on +44 (0)1 923 770 455 or email@example.com Staffmark helps keep tabs The UK’s Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport says it aims to be the focus for the development of the most modern techniques in logistics and transport. The organisation will use its stand, 18-011 at next week’s CV Show to demonstrate its latest service, Staffmark. “This is an online system that stores the expiry dates of your staff’s licences and compulsory qualifications,” says Fiona Furman for CILT. “When re-training and re-certification is due, the system alerts you in time to get it organised.” She says Staffmark can also be used to plan, record and monitor all of a firm’s staff training and development work. More from Fiona Furman on +44 (0)1 536 740 157 or firstname.lastname@example.org Stoneridge evolution on show Stoneridge Electronics, formerly Veeder-Root, says it will welcome the opportunity to show visitors to its stand 7-010 at next week’s CV Show how its products have evolved over the years. The firm says it now provides specialist products, services and expertise to the CV aftermarket on an international level. “We offer the latest in digital tachographs and associated technology, such as the award winning Optac range of tachograph download and analysis tools,” says Vicki Giacopazzi, for the firm. “In our 60th year, we’ll show our latest workshop equipment and have some special offers, available only at the show.” More from Vicki Giacopazzi on +44 (0) 870 887 9298 or email@example.com Quiet bodies for night-time deliveries Van and truck bodybuilder RVL says it will use its stand, 6-350 at the CV Show to show its ability to develop environmentally friendly vehicles. On show are an 18 tonne box-bodied truck with an extra-quiet refrigeration unit, insulated roller shutter and column tail lift, all designed to help cut noise for night-time deliveries. Two quiet van conversions follow the same theme. One is a hybrid panel van with an electronic refrigeration system, designed for multi-drop city distribution work. The other is an electric powered 3.5 tonne van, developed with Italian vehicle maker Micro-Vett SpA. More from Charlene Byrne on +44 (0)1 825 840 733 or firstname.lastname@example.org Biodiesel goes racing Fuel firm Mabanaft is sponsoring the two-truck Jenkins Motorsport team in the 2008 British Truck Racing Championship, with both trucks running on biodiesel. The firm says that as the first team to get official approval from the British Truck Racing Association to run on bio-diesel, Jenkins Motorsport’s results could pave the way for widespread adoption of biofuel in racing and show the advantages of biodiesel to the commercial world. More from Nigel Stansfield on +44 (0)7 711 664 647 or email@example.com CV Show debut for Dynagen Antares will use stand 19-041 at the CV Show to launch the Swiss-made Dynawatt and Dynagen on-board AC generator systems. The firm says it sees these as the answer to the ever-increasing need for on-board AC power to drive lights, tools, communications and IT systems. Antares, now the UK distributor for the Swiss firm, says the PTO driven Dynagen can produce between 4kVA – 12kVA. It will also show its Es-key Supernode Can bus system which replaces traditional relays, fuses and timers with a solid state system. More from Charlie McClelland on +44 (0)1 753 890 888 or firstname.lastname@example.org New man on show at parts4taillifts.com parts4taillifts on stand 19-045 say Steve Crossland has just joined which means that the parts sales team now has over 40 years combined tail lift and shutter door repair experience. He is an ex-tail lift engineer and will be on hand to help at the CV Show. “Identifying the correct parts for the different makes of tail lifts and shutters in the UK has always been challenging, but with the recent demise of the Ray Smith Group our parts team’s technical knowledge has been even more important,” said David Conman MD. “We’re keen to show that we offer the lowest priced genuine parts for all makes of tail lift and shutters.” More from David Conman +44 (0)1 482 504 444 or email@example.com Protect yourself, protect the load Load security is the theme of the Health and Safety Executive’s stand, 17-035 at this year’s CV Show. Recent research shows that many hauliers fail to secure loads to the bed of a van, truck or trailer. “This increases the risk of rollover while on the move, the load falling out when the vehicle reaches its destination or someone being hurt trying to unload an unstable load,” says Nina Day, senior engineer at the Health and Safety Laboratory. She also says a new and free load security leaflet, endorsed by the RHA, FTA, SMMT and Vosa will be available on the HSE stand, along with other industry health and safety information. More from Nina Day on +44 (0)1 298 218 213 or firstname.lastname@example.org Johnston sweeper uses 40% less fuel Johnston’s Compact sweeper on stand 19-030 can cut fuel bills by up to 40%. “That’s the finding from a series of tests between Johnston’s C200 Compact sweeper and leading competitors’ machines,” says Joyce Hack, for Johnston Sweepers. “With diesel at over £1.00 a litre this could save up to £30,960 over a five year period, based on six hours work a day for a five day week and 48 weeks a year.” She says the lower engine speed has many advantages in addition to fuel economy, among them lower noise generation and less wear and tear on parts, adding to the economies of the Johnston machine. 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Members of Ohio State women’s volleyball team celebrate a point scored against No. 2 Penn State on Oct. 6, 2017. The Buckeyes lost 3-2. Credit: Rebecca Farage | Lantern ReporterThe Ohio State women’s volleyball team had three tigers to tackle this past weekend as they faced the Princeton, Towson and Missouri Tigers. The Buckeyes defeated all three, recording three wins at the Towson Invitational on Friday and Saturday to bring their record to 8-1. Ohio State swept both Princeton (25-23, 25-20, 25-16) and Towson (25-23, 25-22, 25-18), bringing the team to four sweeps this season. The Buckeyes beat Missouri in four sets (21-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-20) on Saturday.Freshman outside hitter Mia Grunze hit .407 against Towson and maintained 12 kills for every match this weekend. Sophomore setter Becca Mauer knocked out 39 assists against Towson. Mauer played a key role in setting up the offense throughout the weekend with 10.86 assists/set. Sophomore defensive specialist Hannah Gruensfelder had 21 digs against Towson while sophomore middle blocker Lauren Witte tallied four block assists. Freshman opposite hitter Vanja Bukilic had a .311 hitting percentage and averaged 4.00 kills per set on Saturday.Many personal records were hit during the Missouri match. Witte (13), Bukilic (13), Grunze (12) and redshirt sophomore middle blocker Jordan Fry (11) reached double figures in kills for the first time this season. The freshmen carried the team offensively against Princeton as they accounted for 59 percent of Ohio State kills. with Bukillic (12) and Grunze (11) each recording double-digit kills.Ohio State will be on the road again on Sept. 14 and 15 when the team heads to Dayton for the Flyer Invitational to face the Flyers, Evansville and Tennessee.
Then-sophomore outside hitter Reese Devilbiss hits the ball over the net during the finalset of No. 3 Ohio State’s match against No. 8 Penn State on Jan. 28, 2018 in St. John Arena. The Buckeyes defeated the Nittany Lions in straight sets (25-19, 25-15, 25-17) to pick up their fifth win of the season. Credit: Aliyyah Jackson | Senior ReporterStruggling to build on recent offensive success, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team was inefficient, error-prone and out-blocked in a straight-set defeat to No. 11 Loyola Chicago Friday in Chicago. The loss brings the Buckeyes (8-17, 3-8 MIVA) closer to locking up the seventh seed in the conference tournament, while Loyola Chicago (16-7, 9-2 MIVA) remains entrenched in a battle for the top seed with No. 8 Lewis. The Buckeyes hit at a meager .144 clip on the night, managing 30 kills and five aces while the Ramblers’ hit .329 with 33 kills and eight aces. Of the 63 total kills, 30 came in the third and final set. The Buckeyes came out swinging in the third set, taking a 7-1 lead off of four kills by sophomore outside hitter Jake Hanes and three combined aces by senior setter Sanil Thomas and junior outside hitter Reese Devilbiss. Two five-point runs helped Loyola Chicago back into the set, giving the Ramblers a 14-13 lead, but the Buckeyes used three kills and an attack error to tie the set at 17. The Ramblers took control down the stretch, using two kills by senior outside hitter Will Tischler and an ace by senior opposite hitter and setter Dane LeClair to open up a three-point margin before LeClair hammered home a final kill, ending the set 25-22, and giving Loyola Chicago the 3-0 match victory.Tischler led the Ramblers with 11 kills, adding an ace, four digs and two blocks. LeClair finished with six kills, two aces, 10 digs and three blocks. Hanes paced the Buckeyes with 17 kills, providing six digs in support. Defensively, redshirt senior libero Aaron Samarin led the team with 10 digs, also contributing three assists. Kills by LeClair and senior middle blocker Paul Narup and an ace by senior outside hitter Collin Mahan helped Loyola Chicago storm out to an early 6-2 lead. The Buckeyes used two kills and an ace by Devilbiss and three kills by Hanes to try to cut into the Ramblers’ lead to no avail, but Loyola Chicago led by eight at set point, 24-16. Backed against the wall, the Buckeyes mounted a comeback, rattling off five straight points courtesy of three Loyola Chicago errors and two Hanes kills to move within three before a kill by LeClair sealed a first set win for the Ramblers, 25-21. Loyola Chicago finished with 20 total errors, seven attack and 13 service, while Ohio State totaled 33 errors, 17 attack and 16 service. With the second set tied at nine, eight Ohio State errors helped the Ramblers go on a tear with three different scoring runs of three, five and five points, the last of which won them the set, 25-14. Despite just seven kills, Loyola Chicago used three kills and three blocks to dominate the second set. The Ramblers finished the match with eight blocks, while the Buckeyes did not record a block. Ohio State will face No. 8 Lewis at 8 p.m. Saturday in Romeoville, Illinois.
A former racing driver was killed in a freak fireball accident after rubbing his hands on his clothes as they were soaked in petrol and igniting the fuel with static, it is claimed.Great grandfather Fred Saunders, 84, sustained severe and fatal burns at his home while he was draining the tank of his camper van following a small petrol leak.During the work, Mr Saunders’ fleece jacket and trousers became covered in fuel.And it is understood his clothes then ignited through the static electricity caused when he tried to wipe his hands clean. His partner, Sue Read, 72, was able to put out the flames and call the emergency services who attended their home near Yeoford, Devon, at around 7.30pm on Sunday, April 16.Mr Saunders was treated at the scene before being flown to Southmead Hospital in Bristol but died at 3pm the following day.Mrs Read said her husband had enjoyed a Sunday at Hatherleigh Auto-Jumble and watching the Grand Prix racing on television before he started working on his vehicle.She said: “I had been watering the plants and was not observing.”I think I was aware of something. I have been trying to work it out and I cannot – it was just a blur.”He was working on a vehicle – his old camper van – and then whoosh! I just went numb – I turned into a transfixed rabbit in the head lights. I could not think. I just thought, ‘where is the water? Do I get water?’ Fred Saunders in his Crossle 15F at Snetterton race circuit in NorfolkCredit:SWNS.com “I called the emergency services. Everybody was so brilliant.”He was a lovely bloke. Kind, generous – and stubborn. There was a right way, wrong way and Fred’s way. He was a one off. A very, very practical man.”Lots of people are saying he was a legend.”He leaves behind three children, Dave, Leslie and Marion, six grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.Sue was full of praise for all those who had helped Fred, including the firefighters, paramedics, ambulance staff, police and the nurses at the hospital.She said: “Everyone was brilliant and they all deserve congratulations.”Mr Saunders’ daughter Marion Aubry added: “The treatment my father received was second-to-none. I cannot praise the hospital staff enough.”They ensured he was in no pain and were so caring and thoughtful.”Chris Aubry, Marion’s husband, said: “Fred was the former landlord of the Mare and Foal pub in Yeoford, but had also been a sailor, pilot, farmer and even kept Shire horses.”He was a former racing car driver competing in Formula 5000, Formula Vee and was Formula Vee Champion in 1969.”He previously told me ‘I have had a really good life and done pretty much everything’.”Fred was also a deep sea welder and appeared on the television programme “Salvage Squad”, as an expert guiding competitors.A full inquest is expected to be held at a later date. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings.
EVERY MORNING, TheJournal.ie brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.1. #LONDON: Security has been stepped up at all army barracks in London following a “terrorist attack” on a British soldier yesterday. The man in his twenties was hit by a car and then decapitated by two men wielding knives and a meat cleaver on a busy London street. The men, who shouted Islamist slogans, carried out the attack a few hundred metres from the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, southeast London.2. #ATHENS: The Taoiseach Enda Kenny will meet with the Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens today. Talks are expected to focus on securing economic recovery in Europe, as well as Ireland’s priorities for the remaining weeks of its Presidency of the Council of the EU.3. #CRÉCHE: Gardaí and the HSE are investigating claims of poor care at a number of Dublin créches. Allegations of children being strapped into chairs for hours and their heads being held down until they slept are being reported in The Herald. A Prime Time Investigates programme is set to broadcast the standards of care at the créches next week.4. #TOO POSH TO PUSH: Women who attend private consultants are more likely to have a Caesarean section. A study by the Health Research Board published this morning in The Irish Times has shown a concern for unnecessary C-sections, because they cause infection and there’s a higher risk of hysterectomy in later life.5. #RESCUE: Two men in their late 60s have been rescued off the coast of Cork after an unanswered ‘mayday’ call left them stranded at sea for five days. The Castletownbere RNLI spokesperson said “the survivors are very happy to be on dry land”.6. #SCIENCE: The government is set to announce almost €7 million in funding for 62 early stage scientific research projects this morning, according to RTÉ News.7. #PAINTINGS: Renoir, Manet, Morisot and Pissarro paintings are making a welcome return to Ireland from the National Gallery of London today. There was a dispute between Dublin and London over the collections possession but it was decided to split the collection between the two cities.8. #POWERFUL WOMEN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped Forbes’s list of the world’s most powerful women for the third consecutive year. In second place was Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff, followed by Melinda Gates, US First Lady Michelle Obama and former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton.9. #HONEY BOO BOO: Could your child be the next Honey Boo Boo? An American beauty pageant are reported to have spent €20,000 to stage their first ever Irish show in September. According to The Herald the show will be kept under wraps to prevent media backlash. Over on DailyEdge.ie: Which Kardashian is Kurt Cobain’s daughter calling a “f**king idiot”? And are Twink and Linda Martin friends? It’s The Dredge…
La Nintendo 3DS débarque fin mars en EuropeNintendo a présenté de manière officielle sa console portable en 3D cet après-midi, lors d’une conférence de presse très suivie à Amsterdam. Si la date de sortie de la 3DS a été annoncée, aucun détail sur les prix n’a été dévoilé.C’est en grandes pompes que Nintendo a voulu lancer sa 3DS en Europe. Devant un parterre de journalistes hi tech curieux de découvrir le nouveau produit qui fait parler de lui depuis des mois sur Internet, la multinationale japonaise a dévoilé une à une les caractéristiques de sa console portable. Pour commencer, et ce n’est pas une surprise, l’écran supérieur (10% plus large que sur les DS actuelles), va permettre de voir nos parties en 3D. Et pas besoin de lunettes spéciales. C’est pour cette raison que la console portable crée une telle effervescence parmi les férus de jeux vidéo. En revanche, si vous désirez plutôt jouer à un jeu en 2D, ou bien insérer un jeu DS que vous possédez depuis un moment, aucun problème, répond Nintendo. Un bouton, situé à droite de l’écran supérieur, permet de choisir le mode d’affichage 2 ou 3 dimensions. Du côté des caméras, il y a du nouveau également. Il n’y en a plus deux, mais trois : une caméra vers l’intérieur et deux caméras externes… qui pourront prendre des photos en 3D ! Sur la partie inférieure de la console, c’est un autre bouton qui fait son apparition : un pad circulaire blanc, “pour que les mouvements soient plus précis”, indique Laurent Fischer, de Nintendo. En le découvrant, sur une photo volée il y a quelques semaines, certains internautes semblaient déçus et criaient au fake, mais il est bel et bien présent sur la console. Il faudra donc s’y faire. Enfin, Nintendo a précisé qu’un bouton “home” permettrait désormais au joueur de mettre son jeu sur pause et retourner dans le menu.Avant même de parler jeux, Nintendo a surpris les journalistes présents en introduisant un nouveau système intégré à la console : le Street Pass. Celui-ci permet une connexion automatique entre deux consoles sans même qu’un jeu soit lancé, et alors même que la 3DS se trouve dans notre poche. Un Mii (sorte d’avatar qui représente le joueur, comme sur la Wii) sera échangé avec les autres passants possesseurs de 3DS, qui ont activé le Street Pass.Les développeurs lèvent le voile sur les jeux à venir À lire aussiArchéologie : le vrai visage de Cléopâtre reconstitué en 3DLe géant japonais a ensuite invité, lors de cette conférence de presse, plusieurs développeurs de jeux vidéo à venir présenter ceux qu’ils comptent proposer sur la 3DS. Capcom a dévoilé, en vidéo, son Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition. L’accent a surtout été mis sur le fait qu’il est possible de jouer contre d’autres personnes, mais également de regarder le jeu de quelqu’un d’autre via un “channel live”. Le Français Ubisoft était aussi de la partie. Le développeur a présenté huit jeux : Rayman 3D, Splinter Cell 3D, Dinosaurs 3D, Asphalt 3D, Rabbids 3D, Shadow Wars, Hollywood Crimes, Driver Renegade. Et pour le plus grand bonheur des fans de football, Konami est venu présenter PES 2011 en 3D avec un trailer assez convaincant.Laurent Fischer, de Nintendo, a ensuite repris la parole pour annoncer Nintendogs + cats 3D (avec reconnaissance faciale), Steel Diver ou encore Zelda : Ocarina of Time.Le Wi-Fi permet de jouer à plusieurs, a insisté Laurent Fischer, qui est revenu sur la grande diversité des jeux (sport, animaux, aventure…).La sortie en Europe de la Nintendo 3DS a été annoncée pour le 25 mars prochain. En revanche, aucun prix n’a été indiqué. On sait seulement que la console portable 3D du Japonais sera commercialisée aux Etats-Unis à 249,99 dollars. Ceux qui espéraient pouvoir l’avoir en import seront déçus, car Nintendo a annoncé que ses consoles étaient zonées. Le Japonais a vendu environ 135 millions de DS depuis le premier modèle. Nintendo compte sur le succès de la 3D pour continuer à effectuer de bons scores avec sa nouvelle console.Le 19 janvier 2011 à 17:04 • Emmanuel Perrin
Grotte de Lascaux : une première visite sous haute surveillanceFermée depuis 1963 au grand public, la grotte de Lascaux a ouvert ses portes le 16 juin dernier, pour une première visite placée sous haute surveillance. De multiples précautions sont nécessaires à la préservation de la célèbre grotte vieille de quelque 17.000 années.Le jeudi 16 juin, la Grotte de Lascaux a ouvert ses portes à une poignée de journalistes pour une visite visant à mettre un terme au débat sur l’état de préservation du site préhistorique. Une visite organisée en présence du préhistorien Jean Clottes et de la conservatrice du site, Muriel Mauriac. Comme le rapporte le site du journal Sud-Ouest, il est désormais nécessaire de porter un équipement complet pour pouvoir pénétrer dans la grotte. Vêtus d’une combinaison stérile, de gants en latex, de chaussures couvertes de deux protections, les visiteurs doivent passer quatre sas fermés par de lourdes portes avant de pouvoir admirer les ornements de la grotte préhistorique dont la température intérieure est soigneusement maintenue à 12,3 °C. Bien sûr, appareil photo et caméra sont proscrits. À lire aussiPourrions-nous redonner vie aux dinosaures comme dans Jurassic Park ?Il y a quelques jours, Yves Coppens, le président du conseil scientifique de Lascaux, expliquait vouloir organiser de telles visites afin de prouver que la grotte “va mieux”. Une demande acceptée par le ministère de la Culture, et qui devrait être bientôt suivie d’autres visites pour des témoins extérieurs. Dans la salle des Taureaux, raconte le site de Sud Ouest, les peintures sont encore étonnamment vives et bien conservées. Mais dans le Passage, les peintures se sont effacées au fil du temps. C’est à cet endroit que les inquiétantes taches noires avaient fait leur apparition. Mais après des essais de nettoyage, c’est le temps qui aura eu raison de ces taches, qui se sont naturellement effacées.Avant sa fermeture au public il y a près de cinquante ans, quelque 2.000 touristes visitaient chaque jour la grotte et ses étroits passages, sans aucune des nombreuses précautions prises le 16 juin. Algues vertes, taches blanches engendrées par un champignon, puis les taches noires qui se sont heureusement estompées : la grotte a souffert mais les scientifiques veillent désormais sur elle. La visite du 16 juin aura duré 45 minutes. C’est le temps maximum autorisé dans la grotte où la présence humaine cumulée ne doit pas dépasser l’équivalent de 800 heures par an. Une réouverture au public est donc totalement exclue, dans un futur proche, comme lointain.Le 21 juin 2011 à 10:45 • Emmanuel Perrin
Chief Umtuch Middle School teacher Beth Doughty’s seventh-grade history students tapped away at Dell Chromebook computers Thursday, completing presentations they hope will take them to a national history competition.Using the Chromebooks — stripped down laptops that run on a Google operating system — students are able to write papers, edit documentaries and create presentations. Doughty can make edits and suggestions in real time, a more interactive process than the days of handwritten drafts.“I feel like I’m best able to meet their needs,” she said.This February, Battle Ground Public Schools is asking voters to approve a $136.54 million levy spread over four years to replace this year’s expiring levy. The levy would cost voters $3.66 per $1,000 in assessed property value, meaning a house valued at $250,000 would be assessed a $915 tax. Battle Ground Public Schools says the levy rate is projected to stay the same as the 2016 levy rate.“Our (school) board was emphatic that with the issues surrounding taxes, the sensitivity, they were insistent that we not increase the taxes to our community,” District Superintendent Mark Hottowe said. “This is an absolute flat rate.”If the replacement levy fails, the district could face cuts or else putting a retooled levy before voters at a later election.The levy would help maintain technology funding, staff levels, special education programs, health specialists and other programs district officials say are critical to the success of the district’s 13,477 students.
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedKingdom, February 09, 2018 – London – Today at Buckingham Palace, The Queen received His Excellency Mr. Ellison Greenslade on his appointment as High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Mrs. Greenslade was also received by Her Majesty.Photo caption: Presentation of His Excellency Ellison Greenslade to the Queen, as High Commissioner for the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, this morning at Buckingham Palace.Release: BISPhoto credit: The Royal Family Related Items:
Primedia Inc. announced today that it has entered an agreement to be acquired by affiliates of private equity firm TPG Capital for approximately $525 million, or $7.10 per share. Primedia provides offers apartment and housing listings through a series of print and mobile publications as well as Web sites such as ApartmentGuide.com, NewHomeGuide.com and Rentals.com. The deal is expected to close in third quarter 2011. Stockholders holding approximately 58 percent of outstanding Primedia stock have given written consent approving the transaction, according to a press release. “Primedia is a leading resource for consumers in search of housing,” said David Trujillo, TPG Principal, in a statement. “We believe the company will benefit from the continuing secular transition from print to digital media and we look forward to building upon the company’s innovative products and services for consumer searching for the ideal place to live.” TPG has investments in companies such as Hotwire, Sabre/Travelocity/Lastminute and Univision. Primedia Inc. was the last entity of the former publishing giant to keep thePrimedia brand. In 2005, Wasserstein & Co. bought Primedia Business(which had changed its name to Prism Business Media) for $385 million(eventually folding it into Penton Media) while magazine distributor Source Interlink bought Primedia Enthusiast in 2007 for $1.2 billion.
Check out it’s long, strange trip to this point in the timeline below: Newsweek’s return to print is the latest development in an odd timeline for the once-storied magazine.It’s changed ownership four times, employed four CEOs and had three editors-in-chief since 2010. It’s awkward liaise with the Daily Beast and swings between layoffs and hiring flurries add to the narrative.Turning back to print, less than a year after publishing what it said would be its final issue, shouldn’t come as a surprise. The new model is different though, Jim Impoco, EIC, told the New York Times. They’re relying on subscribers for revenue and distributing less than one-tenth of what they were before (about 100,000 copies per issue now). Newsweek’s new owners, IBT Media, hope the strategy could finally bring some stability to the brand.
Hyderabad: Special Operations Team (SOT) of Malkajgiri along with Neredmet police on Friday busted an online fake kidney sale racket and arrested one accused. The police seized fake documents and mobile phone from the possession of the accused. According to SOT officials, accused D Suryasivram Shiva (30) of Madurai cheated poor people under the guise of kidney sale and earned lakhs of rupees. Also Read – Hyderabad: Cloth bags, anyone? Advertise With Us He allegedly sent fake kidney federation certificate and text messages of amount deposited into the kidney donor account. The accused cheated poor people by uploading his profile on website, ‘Kidney donors buyers network online,’ and met the clients as an agent for kidney federation and insisted them to register their names in the federation by paying Rs 15,000 initially as registration fees. Also Read – Patancheru: Locals irked over overflowing nalas Advertise With Us Later, the accused collected Aadhaar, PAN card and bank detail copies from the clients and demanded 50 per cent amount before operation and another 50 per cent after operation. He gives them option to select the hospitals at Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. Later, sent fake messages to the receivers that the amount was transferred to the kidney donors’ account. Advertise With Us When the clients refuse to pay the amount in the names of medical examination and processing fees, he blocked their numbers and searched for other clients. On credible information police registered a case under section 420, 471, 120(b) IPC and Section 66(c) and 66(D) of Information Technology Act of 2000 on him and organised a decoy operation and apprehended him at Neredmet X road.