Sinhala fishermen behind assault on Indian trawlers: Jaffna fishermen

While the occupying Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) was watching on, a group of Sinhala fishermen who operate trawlers in the seas off Vadamaraadchi in Jaffna attacked a group of Indian poaching trawlers that had entered into the seas off Chakkoadai in Vadamaraadchi in Jaffna on Wedensday night. The assault was a calculated act to pass the blame on Eezham Tamil fishermen, the representatives of fishermen society in Vadamaraadchi told TamilNet on Saturday. The denial from Jaffna fishermen comes following reports in Tamil Nadu media that Tamil fishermen in Jaffna had attacked their boats.

US Tamils should rise to the occasion of power games in southern South Asia

In a significant move, the Federation of Tamil Sangams of North America (FeTNA), predominantly representing US Tamils from Tamil Nadu, has invited the NPC-Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran, as a guest of honour to its Tamil Convention-2015, which will be held on Friday and Saturday at San Jose in California. The US Tamils should grasp the global and regional dynamics of the precarious power games and military scenario currently unfolding in southern South Asia, and should rise to the occasion in edifying Washington and New Delhi against keeping Tamils always at the receiving end, just because they don’t have a State, commented Tamil activists for alternative politics. Justice Wigneswaran should instil that understanding among Tamils of North America, the activists further said.

New Delhi calls for registration of Hindi speakers in Northern Province

New Delhi’s Consulate General in Jaffna has asked people in the Northern Province, who could speak, read or write Hindi, to come forward to register them at the consulate before 30 July. The necessary registration form for this purpose could be found in the consulate’s website, a press release from the consulate said on Thursday. Meanwhile, New Delhi’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has announced the creation of a post of Joint Secretary at her ministry for the promotion of Sanskrit. Indian media reports wonder why this post at the ‘Foreign Ministry’.

Swaminthan continues ‘facilitation meetings’ between SL military, Tamil actors in North

After the Sri Lankan regime led by Maithripala Sirisena had publicly stated that the continued occupation of civilian properties and any release of them are matters decided by its occupying SL military, D.M. Swaminathan, the SL Minister of Resettlement, has been visiting Jaffna and Ki’inochchi, conducting meetings involving the commanding officers of the SL military and Tamil politicians as well as the civil groups representing the interests of uprooted Eezham Tamils. At a ‘facilitation’ meeting chaired by Mr Swaminthan at Ki’linochchi District Secretariat on Wednesday, the representatives of uprooted people refused to accept the explanations given by the Sinhala military commanders for the delay in the resettlement.

New Cisco Internet of Things (IoT) System Provides a Foundation for the Transformation of Industries

San Jose, CA -- June 29, 2015 Cisco estimates that 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. Yet today, more than 99 percent of things in the physical world remain unconnected. ¡To capitalize on the unprecedented opportunities presented by this wave of digitization, companies and cities are increasingly deploying Internet of Things solutions.

Hong Kong: Transcript of remarks by SED

Following is the transcript of remarks by the Secretary for Education, Mr Eddie Ng Hak-kim, at a media session after attending the 2015 Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups Wong Foon Yeung Scholarship presentation ceremony today (July 4):

Hong Kong: Update on latest MERS situation in Korea and KSA

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (July 4) closely monitoring an additional case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) reported by Korea and six additional cases reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Hong Kong: FEHD orders Quarry Bay light refreshment restaurant to suspend business for 14 days

The Director of Food and Environmental Hygiene has ordered a light refreshment restaurant in Quarry Bay to suspend business for 14 days as the operator repeatedly breached the Food Business Regulation (FBR) by extending the food business area illegally.

Hong Kong: HAD to open temporary night heat shelters

The Home Affairs Department will open 14 temporary night heat shelters tonight (July 4) for people in need of refuge from the heat.

Hong Kong: Update on number of suspected MERS cases

The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 4) reported the number of suspected cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and again urged the public to pay special attention to safety during travel, taking due consideration of health risks of the places of visit.

Hong Kong: Appeal for information on missing man in Yau Ma Tei (with photo)

Police today (July 4) appealed to the public for information on a man who went missing in Yau Ma Tei.

The United States Urges Dialogue, Announces Additional Suspension of Assistance

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza’s continued disregard for the Arusha Agreement has resulted in dozens of deaths, the exodus of over 144,000 Burundians to neighboring countries, and a freefall in the Burundian economy causing suffering to millions of Burundians. The Burundian Government’s decision to push forward with the June 29 parliamentary elections despite the complete absence of the necessary conditions for credible elections and widespread calls, including from the African Union and United Nations, to delay the voting further exacerbated an already dire situation.

Concern about the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

The United States is deeply concerned about the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, which the United Nations yesterday designated as a Level 3 crisis, its most severe category.

Apple Updates Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor

CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 13, 2015Apple today updated Final Cut Pro X, Motion and Compressor with new features for motion graphics andkey enhancements to accelerate video editing, packaging and delivery. Final Cut Pro 10.2 introduces stunning 3D titles that are easy to use, improvedmasking for color grading and effects, and native support for more camera formats, as well as GPU-accelerated RED RAW processing. Motion 5.2extends the power of 3D titles with the ability to create custom materials and environments and instantly publish them to Final Cut Pro X.Compressor 4.2 makes it easy to package a movie for sale on the iTunes Store.

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference Kicks Off June 8 at San Francisco’s Moscone West

CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 14, 2015Apple today announced that it will hold its 26th annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) June 8 through June 12 at San Franciscos Moscone West, with more sessions than ever before streamed to developers. At WWDC, Apples renowned developer community will cometogether to learn about the future of iOS and OS X, helping them continue to create the most innovative apps in the world. WWDC will feature more than 100 technical sessions, over 1,000 Apple engineers, hands-on labs to help developers integrate new technologies and fine tune their apps, as well as the Apple DesignAwards which showcase the best new apps in the last year.

Apple Announces ResearchKit Available Today to Medical Researchers

CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 14, 2015Apple today announced ResearchKit, a software framework designed for medical and health research that helps doctors, scientists and other researchers gather datamore frequently and more accurately from participants using mobile devices, is now available to researchers and developers. The first research apps developed using ResearchKit study asthma, breast cancer,cardiovascular disease, diabetes and Parkinsons disease, and have enrolled over 60,000 iPhone users in just the first few weeks of being available on the App Store.* Starting today, medical researchers all overthe world will be able to use ResearchKit to develop their own apps and developers can also contribute new research modules to the open source framework.

FY 15 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

WHAT: Apple FY 15 Second Quarter Results Conference Call

Apple Reports Record Second Quarter Results

CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 27, 2015Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarters revenue.

Apple Expands Capital Return Program to $200 Billion

CUPERTINO, CaliforniaApril 27, 2015Apple today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized an increase of more than 50 percent to the Companys program to return capital to shareholders. Under the expanded program, Apple plans to utilize a cumulative total of $200 billion of cash by the end of March 2017.

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